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    bcnram got a reaction from GboroRam in The Politics Thread 2019   
    I agree, problem is it is the wrong message delivered badly. A disaster in the making. 
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    bcnram reacted to RadioactiveWaste in England Cricket summer 2019   
    All over. At least England fought a bit more than the first test getting to the last 14 overs. Australia retain the Ashes, lead the series 2-1 with one to play. A Win at the Oval from England would draw the series at least.
    Overall I think Australia have been better in the series and I think we need to find a new test captain for the winter and let Root concentrate on batting.
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    bcnram reacted to David in Depression, anxiety, stress and other related issues   
    Having shared my health issues on the defunct podcast, I figured I would give an update to the regular listeners, if anyone else is interested read on. Will be a long post, definitely not looking for any kind of sympathy, if anything I am an absolute idiot for trying to wait it out.
    If anyone follows my Instagram or Twitter will probably be aware I had a bit of a rough day yesterday, just wasn't up for coming on the forum despite the humour which was on display about the situation. 
    For those that didn't listen to the podcast, around 3 years ago in the August whilst taking a multivitamin I swallowed my partial denture for a tooth I broke and had to have removed. This partial denture covered the room of my mouth, it's not a small thing to swallow.
    Since that went down the hatch I have had nothing stomach issues ever since, quite bad, but chose to tough it out.
    I went to A&E where I had X-Rays, nothing, it was only after they questioned me more on the denture and when they realised it had no metal it was a complete waste of time. Was sent home with funny looks and told to return if I had any chest pains. Never had any and a few weeks passed, nothing else as far as I'm aware I had crippling pain in my stomach so went into A&E, X-Ray'd me again and the verdict was I was full of poo. Literally.
    Drink plenty of water and I would be fine, wasn't concerned by the denture at all. 
    Then nothing, nothing but more pain. Every day. Anxiety set it, toilet trips had become horrendous adventures. I tried various diets, gluten free, low fodmap which I'm still on to this day despite it not really helping. I have taken a bit of stick for not going to games for the last season, season and half, but when some days it's a challenge to even get off the toilet, travelling 2 and half hours to Pride Park and bouncing in the South Stand with Lampard would not have been good. 
    Actually tried to make a U23 game one night, guessed with less fans toilets wouldn't be the same issue. Had to turn back half way there due to traffic, got stuck in a pile up over a crash and wouldn't have made kick off. 
    Season ticket still renewed for this season, determined to get back on my feet and back in the SS, takes away the whole should I buy a match ticket or not. Call me weird but also this club has supported the forum a lot, £400 on a season ticket supports them back. Every penny counts in this FFP world.
    Anyhow, in the 3 years I have gone from a unhealthy (due to alcohol and KFC) 18st 5lb stone to 10st 10lb, XL to S, 38" waist to 31". I was always thin until I hit 21, then everything I ate stuck to me like glue because of the alcohol.
    I went to a GP in the January but due to the anxiety they didn't think I would be up for the MRI, had to sort the anxiety first, which he believed was giving me the pains, but wasn't willing to give me anything for it. I wasn't up for being a zombie and was told he can see I'm mentally strong enough to get over this with coping mechanisms which I already reeled off a list to him. I've read a lot on anxiety and I mean a lot. I'm an unprofessional expert. Kinda.
    So that's where it really got left. Truth to be told the anxiety hasn't improved, pains have got worse. And then yesterday. Well it started on Wednesday night where I visited the toilet every hour from 5pm, through the night, barely slept. Eat 3 Vindaloo's back to back and that might trigger the same reaction. Now baring in mind my diet is down to pretty much potato, chicken, fish something wasn't right.
    Yesterday around 10.30 emptying what seemed to be a never ending supply of rear sewage I had a sharp pain in my stomach, how I'm guessing you would feel had you been stabbed. My stomach went numb an pretty much took my legs away from me. Crawled back to the sofa, with an odd numb, throbbing pain.
    Home alone, as I was when swallowing the denture I freaked out a little, thought this was the day I had been waiting for convinced this denture would rupture something. Crawled to the front door to unlock it as the plan was to ring an ambulance, the pain was that severe when trying to walk just brought me back to my knees.
    11.18am and 4 minutes on the phone to 999 they suggested I either walk to the hospital or go to my local GP before advising me to ring 111 before disconnecting. I wasn't life threatening to them.
    111 was a 20 minute call, trying to replay a story to someone on the phone wasn't easy in so much pain but the 2nd operator in agreed to send an ambulance but I'm not priority and would be with me within 2 hours.
    Phoned the missus, no answer. She works an hour away.
    Used my second life line and phoned a friend who dragged me into his car, on arriving at the hospital the queue for A&E reception was out the main doors. This would have been an hour wait just to get to reception so we went back to mine to wait out for the ambulance. 
    Ambulance arrived just after 4pm, 5hrs later, by now the pain had dulled a little but the paramedics were concerned and hauled me in the back and wheeled me off to hospital, bypassing all the walk ins I was put on a IV straight away and looked at super quick.
    I will skip the next further 5 hours of what he and she said, but after a finger up the rear and 5 hours of tests my blood showed inflammation of the bowl.
    The surgeon I think she said she was, debated over a CT scan last night, keeping me in or letting me go and come back in the morning. It was to check for signs of Colitis or Diverticulitis which they believe it is.
    I questioned if the denture would show on this, what denture? I then had to explain from the start again how the pains all started from this, quickly scuttled away to speak with the registrar after informing me they will probably scan me tonight and keep me in.
    10 minutes later, I'm told it's highly unlikely, almost impossible that the denture is still inside me after this long. They have seen much large items pass through the system and out the other end. Not convinced I keep pushing her on this, and told you would be surprised what the human body can do. Missus gave me the I told you so look. As they do.
    Also because of the material a CT scan would not show it up. On the advice from this unseen registrar the denture was not any concern, that's long gone, Colitis or Diverticulitis is the main concern and to have this confirmed they need to run a Colonoscopy. 
    I pushed for a MRI scan still believing this all can't be a coincidence with the timing but was told they wouldn't do one just for my peace of mind, I argued the case of the bloke that swallowed a plastic fork and was in him for 10 years which I read online, I was told to stay off the internet, no chance.
    So that's basically where I am. Trawling through Colitis information last night, all sounds like me, even have the mouth ulcers and dodgy joints to go with it. Sounds plausible and despite being a life long condition after this long I have no fear over a diagnosis as medication is available, if I can return to a "normal" life whilst managing the symptoms it's better than the alternative of nothing found, MRI now....oh look the denture, under the knife you go and selling my story to The Sun for £100.
    As I say, the reason I'm posting this isn't sympathy, definitely don't want any, my own fault for doing a Nigel Pearson for 3 years, I should have been hammering down the GP door every week. 
    That's your update and as for the podcast, maybe one day if they figure this out, don't want to commit to anything when I feel so crap.
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    bcnram reacted to Van Gritters in The Politics Thread 2019   
    I agree @uttoxram75 my mother grew up without a pot to piss in proper Council House hand me down shoes/clothes etc. When she got married and had kids she vowed her kids wouldn’t suffer like she had. She found that Maggie Thatcher supported her and enabled her to work while her kids went to school she prospered and owned her own house. This wasn’t under a socialist government though it was a conservative government that gave her the opportunity.
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    bcnram got a reaction from bigbadbob in The Politics Thread 2019   
    The expectations of the average Joe, Mrs Joe and the little Joeys have also gone up several fold, with housing, holidays, multiple  cars, massive tv’s, computer games, smart phones etc. 
    I am not saying that is wrong, it is perfectly the right thing to do with their own money, but it probably accounts for a lot of second wages .
     
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    bcnram got a reaction from Van Wolfie in The Politics Thread 2019   
    The expectations of the average Joe, Mrs Joe and the little Joeys have also gone up several fold, with housing, holidays, multiple  cars, massive tv’s, computer games, smart phones etc. 
    I am not saying that is wrong, it is perfectly the right thing to do with their own money, but it probably accounts for a lot of second wages .
     
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    bcnram got a reaction from i-Ram in The Politics Thread 2019   
    The expectations of the average Joe, Mrs Joe and the little Joeys have also gone up several fold, with housing, holidays, multiple  cars, massive tv’s, computer games, smart phones etc. 
    I am not saying that is wrong, it is perfectly the right thing to do with their own money, but it probably accounts for a lot of second wages .
     
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    bcnram reacted to Montgolfier in The Politics Thread 2019   
    I am my company's PCI Compliance Officer, and as such I have to wear the GDPR and DPA hats.
    To tell the truth, there is little in GDPR that wasn't in the Data Protection Act (2018) revision, especially if your company and business processes adhere to PCI Data Security Standards. The previous EU-wide Data Protection standards dated from 1995 (before the internet really), so they really needed bringing up to date.
    Companies that don't comply will eventually be compromised, and (more than likely) go out of business. It's not a pain - it's an absolute necessity.
    What aspect of GDPR is causing you grief (I assume you are speaking from personal experience)? The size of the company is irrelevant - the nature of the business and how you operate is.
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    bcnram got a reaction from WharfedaleRam in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Err... misery and the country run by far left union leaders. 
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    bcnram got a reaction from bigbadbob in The Politics Thread 2019   
    It should be scrapped, it is not needed in a relatively small country such as ours. Better to spend money on linking effectively the NW & Yorkshire, and Midlands to East Anglia.
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    bcnram got a reaction from 1of4 in The Politics Thread 2019   
    It is certainly the most expensive I have travelled on. It definitely needs investment and better efficiency in getting more trains onto busy lines to avoid so much overcrowding. 
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    bcnram got a reaction from 1of4 in The Politics Thread 2019   
    It should be scrapped, it is not needed in a relatively small country such as ours. Better to spend money on linking effectively the NW & Yorkshire, and Midlands to East Anglia.
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    bcnram got a reaction from 1967Ram in The Politics Thread 2019   
    It should be scrapped, it is not needed in a relatively small country such as ours. Better to spend money on linking effectively the NW & Yorkshire, and Midlands to East Anglia.
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    bcnram got a reaction from Montgolfier in The Politics Thread 2019   
    It is certainly the most expensive I have travelled on. It definitely needs investment and better efficiency in getting more trains onto busy lines to avoid so much overcrowding. 
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    bcnram got a reaction from GboroRam in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Err... misery and the country run by far left union leaders. 
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    bcnram reacted to WhiteHorseRam in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Corbyn keeps calling for a GE … God knows why …. I'll just leave this here ...
     
    https://yougov.co.uk/topics/politics/articles-reports/2019/08/30/voting-intention-con-33-lab-22-lib-dem-21-brex-12-
     
    … and this state of affairs after three years of the lamest, and now increasingly most controversial Tory Govt ever ….
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    bcnram reacted to Van Wolfie in The Politics Thread 2019   
    The Lib Dems were never going to vote for anything other than a new referendum but Labour could have voted for the deal at any point. Their wish list bullet points were a joke and they still voted against the only deal on the table and the best deal we were likely to get from the EU.
    Corbyn put getting another general election above all else (and still is). He can claim no moral high ground concerning the absolute mess we're currently in.
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    bcnram got a reaction from Derby blood in Team Spirit   
    I want the manager to be honest, I don’t wanting him coming out with BS like “we will take the positives from this game”. It was blatantly dire and he was right to say so. His public response may just get through to the players. There is no hiding place now. 
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    bcnram got a reaction from goldstar in Team Spirit   
    I want the manager to be honest, I don’t wanting him coming out with BS like “we will take the positives from this game”. It was blatantly dire and he was right to say so. His public response may just get through to the players. There is no hiding place now. 
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    bcnram got a reaction from IslandExile in Team Spirit   
    I want the manager to be honest, I don’t wanting him coming out with BS like “we will take the positives from this game”. It was blatantly dire and he was right to say so. His public response may just get through to the players. There is no hiding place now. 
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    bcnram got a reaction from archram in Team Spirit   
    I want the manager to be honest, I don’t wanting him coming out with BS like “we will take the positives from this game”. It was blatantly dire and he was right to say so. His public response may just get through to the players. There is no hiding place now. 
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    bcnram got a reaction from WHAT DO I GET in Team Spirit   
    I want the manager to be honest, I don’t wanting him coming out with BS like “we will take the positives from this game”. It was blatantly dire and he was right to say so. His public response may just get through to the players. There is no hiding place now. 
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    bcnram got a reaction from reverendo de duivel in Team Spirit   
    I want the manager to be honest, I don’t wanting him coming out with BS like “we will take the positives from this game”. It was blatantly dire and he was right to say so. His public response may just get through to the players. There is no hiding place now. 
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    bcnram reacted to Uptherams in The Politics Thread 2019   
    Remain how? 
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    bcnram got a reaction from G STAR RAM in The Politics Thread 2019   
    I voted remain and believed that the vote should reach 55 or even 60% either way to avoid just this deadlock. However, we have to leave, the country cannot go on with this impasse. To me it is refreshing to have a PM who is prepared to make things happen, no matter what Corbyn and the politburo may think. 
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