Showing posts with label Health and Fitness. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Health and Fitness. Show all posts

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Russian Involvement II Still No Proof

As the British government continues to shout about Russia's involvement in the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal on March 4th 2018, a large portion on the British people are now asking where the governments evidence for these accusations are.



Over two weeks have passed and the evidence is coming in and it is damning. The problem is that the evidence is pointing a little closer to home than Teresa May would like.

Russia is still adamant that it had nothing to do with the poisoning where as the small Animal virus research lab who first confirmed that the nerve agent used was Novichok has gone very quiet, very quiet, even when asked if they had access to this agent. Of course I am talking about The Pirbright labs in Surrey. The same laboratory who had absolutely nothing to do with the outbreak of Foot and Mouth in August 2007 and never sold off 300,000 units of antidote for the same virus only months before the outbreak. Nope, I remember the post I wrote about how they had nothing to do with that.

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Of course it does not look at all suspicious that not even two weeks after the Skripal was poisoned PirBright just happened to get notification of a £48 million cash injection to "further their research" Source

It is also not at all suspicious how a doctor who helped treat Skripal and his daughter has not been infected by one of the worlds most deadly nerve agents or that two weeks later and we still dont know how Mr. Skripal is getting on. Hey, I want to send some flowers and a bunch of grapes, make him feel better.

When I was searching for evidence or a word on the condition of Mr. Skripal I found an article by The Guardian News Paper who were commenting on how 21 people to date have been treat by medics as well as this statement from the Home secretary
Earlier, the home secretary, Amber Rudd, described the use of a nerve agent in a busy city centre as “attempted murder in the most cruel and public way” as pressure on the government and police for answers continued to grow.

One of the most deadly nerve agents in the world is used in a busy city centre and only 21 people are effected. Oh, by the way Guardian News Paper, Novichok is not a gas, it is an ultra-fine powder.

OK, I know I am going all conspiracy theory on you guys but to date this is what has happened. Pirbright labs refuse to comment on any questions asked, except was Russia involved? Then they get a £48 Million deal. considering the type of weapon used we dont have a lot of victims and no casualties.



No one has considered the fact that since the creation of Novickok, a lot of former soviet states have broken away from Russia or that it is possible that someone, working against the Russians could have brought the recipe for the agent to England or even carried it out of Russia or one of its break away countries in its non binary state. The problem is, no one knows or, if someone does know, they are not saying.

I know it is all speculation, but at this time my speculation is holding more water than Teresa May pointing the finger and saying They did it because they do stuff like this, this is how they work.

Monday, 19 March 2018

Getting Fit at 50?

I know I have said that I am gong to do this a million times and a million times I have started doing it, and stopped. But, after last nights tea of a small doner kabab, no salad and plenty of garlic and chilli sauce I was made to suffer. Feeling bloated and over weight is a day to day thing for me these days, but this morning was the last straw. I felt sick and by sick I mean ill. All I could taste was last nights tea and it took all my time to not throw up while I was making pack lunches for my wife and kids. even now at nearly 1pm in the afternoon I am still not feeling 100%.



This is it, this time I am going to start loosing weight, or at the very least my belly and I am going to start getting fit. Now I am not talking Jim is Ripped, though I do want to get toned, I know that there is a six pack under that flab somewhere I just need to find it. Whats more I know it can be done as there are blogs and videos all over the internet proving that it can be done.

I have every reason to do this and no reason at all not to do it. Now I dont plan on joining a gym, I am Jim, iJim. I plan to use my own body weight instead of going out and buying expensive dumb bells. I know that at the moment I can not run if my life depended on it, so I have dusted off my bike and plan to cycle everywhere. If I go to the shops or into town I will cycle there. No more getting the bus. I am not a heavy drinker so cutting back on alcohol wont be an issue and I dont smoke.

My main pitfall is my eating habits. I am a creature of habit and find it ever so easy to form new ones, especially where food is concerned. Chocolate, biscuits, cookies, cake and most types of junk and fast food will have to go. I know that the only thing stopping me is me, I just need to keep reminding myself of the benefits. I will look and feel a lot better, both physically and mentally.

All that being said, being 50+ and ripped would be kind of cool...

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Russian Involvement. Where`s Your Proof?




On March the 4th 2018 Sergei and Yulia Skripal were found collapsed in a shopping centre in Salisbury,
Later the prime minister confirmed that they had both been poisoned with a deadly nerve agent called Novichok which means "New comer" in Russian, and refers to a string of chemical weapons which Russia developed in the 1970`s
At the time of writing this, this is the only evidence that the UK and US have which links Russia to this attack as the prime minister said that it was "highly likely" Russia was involved.

Theresa May said the substance must either have been used in a state attack, or have got into the hands of an individual, in which case Russia had "lost control" of the agent.

So, what is Novichok?
Novivhok chemicals are an "Ultra fine" powder and is thought to be one of the most deadly nerve agents ever made, it is desemminated as in powder form rather than as a gas or a liquid or vapour.

They and we refer to Novichok as They as it is a group of chemicals not a single thing,

they can be inhaled, ingested or absorbed through the skin and acts by blockiing this "acetylcholinesterase" an enzyme which is active in the nervous system resulting in involuntary contraction of all muscles, leading to cardiac arrest and asphyxiation.

Is there an antidote?
Yes but but it needs to be administered as soon as possible The problem is it can take time to diagnose that a nerve agent has been used.

Does it contravene international law?

Yes Novichok is "highly illegal", "extremely powerful" and created to avoid detection, says Mr Oppenheimer.

Significantly, several of the novichok chemicals are so-called binary weapons - with two non-toxic precursor chemicals that can be mixed prior to use.

This makes them safer to transport and handle and there fore could have easily been brought into the country if concealed properly.

Thats it, There is no other evidence as to whether Russia was involved in this attack.

Theresa May told the Commons her Government has concluded it is "highly likely" Russia is responsible for the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.

The PM said the attack, using a "military-grade" nerve agent, fits a pattern of Russian aggression and said Russia's ambassador to the UK has been summoned to explain what happened.

She said: "We will not tolerate such a brazen attempt to murder innocent civilians on our soil."

Source:

I have included links to this information in the description below if your watching this on YouTube as well as on my website iJim.co.uk if youre listening to this on a podcast

This is me now, my opinion on this mess

We see again that Teresa May has accused Russia of involvement in this attack using only the fact that Russia created this weapon. which in my opinion is all kinds of flawed, it is supersition,

at best it is a scientific, wild arsed guess at who is responsible. At the time of writing this, as far as I am aware there is no video or surveilance footage of the attack being made. bearing in mind that the UK has surveillance cameras on nearly every street corner.

No whitnesses and no, zero, nada forensic evidence To Date to point the finger at Russian involvement.Accusing Russia of attacking Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia because they have history is ridiculous,

Mr Skripal had been pardoned and released in a swap, attempting to kill him would be a brazen move - "against all rules", according to Russia expert Andrei Soldatov.

If we are going to go down this route we might as well say that I was involved in the looting of Lidl in Swansea with a building site digger

As I posted on Twitter earlier this week, accusing Russia of involvement is a dangerous game.

If we are going to make these accusations we need evidence, a timeline, taped phone calls.

We need receipts showing who did it, how and when.

By the time this hits the internet the deadline for Russia to make a statement will have passed.

My advice.

Get evidence, irifutable evidence that is 100% legitimate and can not be disproven before you take your next step. This is not a small backwater country yor playing with. This is Russia, a Super power.

No, I am not saying that Russia did not do this, I am saying where is your proof that Russia did this?

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Taking My Body Back

Today is September 1st 2016.
I have just weighed myself at the start of a getting back into shape program. I was shocked to weigh in at 85.9 kg, that's 13.52 st. My belly hangs over the top of my trousers and I am about as fit as a corpse. 

What keeps going through my head are the studies that show that a male of my age (49) will start to show signs of muscle wastage and because of this will slow down and even start to shrink. I do not want this to happen at all, I want to be able to keep up with my kids and grandkids right up until the day I die.

I have already uploaded a video to YouTube which will air this Friday 2nd September detailing my plans for getting back into shape and loosing the belly which is hanging over my belt.

Regards
Jim

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Thursday, 10 March 2016

Depression

Why I chose to google Depression I will never know, but I found this and had to keep it. I know the monsters, not by name, but they know mine....




Tuesday, 1 March 2016

February Highlight`s

February is all but a memory, lost in the mists of history, but it did have a few highlights.

Near the beginning of February I joined a new Network  on YouTube PGUK and have to say that so far this is the best Network out there, as I said in my January Updates video one of the main reasons that I joined this network was because the revenue cuts that they take, they donate to charity which in my opinion is awesome. Now PGUK is Partnered with the Freedom! Network which meant that when I joined Prysm Gaming, I automatically joined the Freedom! family as well, again this network is so cool and yes, the exclamation mark is art of Freedoms name, they have helped me no end (Even if my channel is not growing at the moment). On the subject of my YouTube channel, February saw the start of TiR (The iJim Report) with its first video talking about the fight Kesha is having with Sony.

Next would have to be the second part of Season 6 of the Walking Dead coming back on the TV, TWD has to be one of my favorite TV shows at the moment, that and ZNation, there is nothing like a bit of Zombie Apocalypse to help you relax after a stressful day.

Finally, and I think that this could be the main highlight we come to my weight loss, I cannot 100% say how much weight I have lost as in my wisdom I didn't weigh myself at the start, but.. I can say that I have obviously lost enough to take me from a size 34 waist in trousers down to a size 30 waist, which I am super happy about. I was a size 28/30 waist when I met my wife nearly 20 years ago.

Monday, 18 July 2011

The Pregnancy Test Kit Question.. Answered

For some reason some people are coming here after Googling "Faint blue line on pregnancy test kit" or "Am I pregnant if there is only a faint blue line". Dont ask me why, I have no idea but, by way of helping those of you who googled it and ended up here.

If your only getting a faint blue line the chances are the test kit is not very sensitive. Pregnancy test kits work by measuring a  hormone called Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG). Not all test kits measure this in the same way, the more sensitive the kit the smaller the amount of hCG is needed to give an early test result and the less sensitive the kit the more hCG is needed.

When buying a test kit you should look on the box, somewhere it should say something like Sensitivity 20IU/L ( (milliInternational Units per Liter) or 50IU/L.. Basically the lower the number the more sensitive the test kit is. The common rule is the more expensive the Pregnancy test kit is the more sensitive it is.

If you're getting a faint blue line then you either don't have a very sensitive test kit or you're not as far along as you thought, if this is the case you should wait 2-3 days and try again to get a better more accurate result.

But then what do I know? I am a bloke and I'm not trained in Midwifery or Gynaecology, truth is I have no medical training at all. Saying that I can put a lasti-plast on your finger or knee if you graze or cut it.

I went here for the answer. :)

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Detox Day 4 (and stuff)

Its day four of my detox and exactly one week today since I stopped smoking and how do I feel? If I am honest I could kill a cheese sandwich and a coffee, well a cheese sandwich anyway. I'm starting to get used to drinking water now, even have a bottle of it on my desk next to me where there used to stand a mug of coffee. As for the cigarettes, I have my gum so that's not too bad in fact I have not even thought of wanting one.

On day 2 of my detox it felt like I was spending more time going to and from the toilet than anything else (like you needed to know that). I had a head ache for most of that day as well which I'm putting down to lack of caffeine.  The head aches came and went for most of yesterday as well, in fact I have a big of one now if I`m honest, but then I used to drink around five to six cups of the stuff a day. Dont get me wrong I'm not going to stop drinking coffee, once my detox is over I am still going to have a cup in the morning maybe one more through the day but that will be it. As for Decaf, nooo don't even go there.

One of the hardest parts is when I am making something for my kids to eat and not taking a little bit for my self especially when I am making the eldest his bacon sandwiches in th morning, but I am getting there.

The detox is due to end on Sunday of this week which gives me the rest of today, Friday and Saturday. After that I still plan to eat healthily with a take away maybe once a month as a treat but that is all, coffee like I said once maybe two times a day and as for cigarettes, well lets just get through today shall we.

Detox Day 4 (and stuff)

Its day four of my detox and exactly one week today since I stopped smoking and how do I feel? If I am honest I could kill a cheese sandwich and a coffee, well a cheese sandwich anyway. I'm starting to get used to drinking water now, even have a bottle of it on my desk next to me where there used to stand a mug of coffee. As for the cigarettes, I have my gum so that's not too bad in fact I have not even thought of wanting one.

On day 2 of my detox it felt like I was spending more time going to and from the toilet than anything else (like you needed to know that). I had a head ache for most of that day as well which I'm putting down to lack of caffeine.  The head aches came and went for most of yesterday as well, in fact I have a big of one now if I`m honest, but then I used to drink around five to six cups of the stuff a day. Dont get me wrong I'm not going to stop drinking coffee, once my detox is over I am still going to have a cup in the morning maybe one more through the day but that will be it. As for Decaf, nooo don't even go there.

One of the hardest parts is when I am making something for my kids to eat and not taking a little bit for my self especially when I am making the eldest his bacon sandwiches in th morning, but I am getting there.

The detox is due to end on Sunday of this week which gives me the rest of today, Friday and Saturday. After that I still plan to eat healthily with a take away maybe once a month as a treat but that is all, coffee like I said once maybe two times a day and as for cigarettes, well lets just get through today shall we.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

An End Of Days

Shhh, all is quiet in the house of Jim, for how long I can only guess. Today has not been a day I would describe as good, my daughter is lay in bed coughing and hacking, unable to go to sleep. Its 11:58pm as Friday turns into Saturday and I have to say I will not shed a tear for a day where I bore witness to my eldest hide behind a bus stop to catch a bully and my two youngest sons play target practice with a box of felt pens and a poster of Taylor Swift. The picture on the left is a copy of the image of said singer that was being targeted by my boys.

As the day drew to a close the eldest took to his room while son number 2 sat watching TV after growing board with Miss Swift, Son 3 and our daughter settled down to bed.

I drew daughter settling duties so took her up stairs and put her in her cot. As usual while she settled I turned on my laptop and deciding to play some World of Warcraft (yes I play World of Warcraft) I clicked on the little icon on the desktop and logged in. User name, Password and Authenticator key then I hit enter while thinking about which character I would play tonight. But No, whats this, instead of seeing my characters all I can see is an error message telling me I have logged in wrong! I try again, and again, and again. Same error. Oh No`s. So I try to log into my wife's account to see if it's an install problem,  I type in her user name and Password and hit enter only to see her characters, luckily I had my smart head on so I knew that it was a problem with my account. Bugger!

Anyway once our daughter was settled I go down stairs and call Technical support guy and explain my problem, the guy at the other end of the phone asked a few questions and told me the problem was with my authenticator. He tells me he is going to email me some basic security questions which I need to answer so he can take the authenticator off my account so I can reinstall it.

The email comes and I reply to it and am still waiting for a reply back, I think he has gone home.

Finally I give up and at about 11:30 tonight and head off to bed only to catch the daughter having a jolly old cough which of course wakes her up, so here I am at 00:28 in the morning, laptop on, after having to go back down stairs in the pitch black after tripping the electric by plugging said laptop in, yeah so here I am trying to write this post in the light from the hallway while my daughter finally falls asleep.

Oh did I mention that today is my first full day without a cigarette as well, after I quit half way through Thursday. Oh the temptation has been there many a time today to say bugger it, I will quit tomorrow but I remained strong.

I'm off to bed now. Night peoples

Friday, 14 August 2009

Water and the lack of it.

Just a quick post while I waite for the kettle to boil some bottled water we got from Hartlepool water board so I can wash the dishes before Igo to bed.

Picture the sceine Im on the bus comming home from work and I get a text from my wife asking me to hurry as something has happened. I get home about 20 minutes later to find that the builders in their wisdom have broken the water main that feeds one half of the street I live on.. My FREAKING half of the street. I got home at about 5:30, its 10:40 ish now and we still have no water. We were given six two letre bottles of water by the water board though, direct from Tesco`s (should have gone to Asda its cheeper there. Anyway the kettles boiled now soI can get the pots washed.

Oh and if you popped by my site today and noticed it had changed, it had, I was buggering abut with the themes before I went out this morning (when we had water). Sorry

Saturday, 1 August 2009

The hardest post I have done

Its 12:29on Friday night or Saturday morning, what ever you want to call it, I am typing this with one hand as I try to rock Boo to sleep with the other. She has a clean nappy on, no wind and she has just been fed but for some unknown reason will not settle. I get to type two or three words and have to start pacing the floor again to try and stop her crying. Its 12:40 now so its took me eleven minutes to write the first few lines, this could be the shortest post yet on Nosceres world.
I have been meaning to post something a few times this week but every time I sat down to do it I could not think of what to say or how to start it so I ended up either writing nothing or something which ended up being total crap.
Sshhhh Boo has fallen asleep, lets see if I can finish this post before she wakes up again and with as few spelling mistakes as possible. Right this has been my week.
Monday: I get up at about 5:30 and head off to work, at about 7:00 am I start to sneeze while I am on the 2nd bus (I have to get two busses into work), I get into work for about 7:30 ish, log my computers in, make myself a coffee (black with two spoons of coffee and two spoons of sugar), I sit down and start to work. I have not mentioned but I am still sneezing, my eyes are watering, I can hardly see and the bin beside me is slowly filling with used tishews. At about 8:30 my boss comes in and comes over to see what work we have left in our trays. I tell him I am ok and that its just a touch of hey fever or something. By 9 am the office is just about full, everyone is at work including the Ops manager who seems rather stressed at the amount of sneezing I am doing. She was not the only one, I was rather bored with it too, I think the words “Oh god just kill me now” slipped from my lips a few times. Bearing in mind my office is rather worried at the moment with one of our staff already isolated at home with “suspected” swine flu. At about 10 o`clock or somewhere around that time I was told to go home. I point out that I was told to go home, at no point did I ask or hint that I wanted to go, as far as I was concerned I was fit for work and staying there but this came from the Ops manager and no one argues with her. Ironically by the time I was on the bus my snotting and sneezing had stopped.
Tuesday: I had a holiday booked so I could go to the doctors with my eldest. A few sneezing sessions but not as bad as the day before.
Wednesday: The dental appointment! On this day I had to go to the dentists to get a tooth pulled out, my mother in law kindly came to my house to watch our kiddywinks while my wife gave me a lift to the dentist. The experience was not too bad except for getting a few text messages from my wife, who may I point out was sat next to me in the waiting room asking if I was a brave little boy or if I was Pooing my pants. I dont like dentists at all. Anyway the extraction went according to plan, for some reason the dentist asked me if I wanted to keep my tooth. Of course I said no after all the state of it I doubt I would have got anything from the tooth faery. After I left the dentist I made my way to my place of employment with the left side of my face still numb and my mouth still bleeding. I managed to work as normal until about 2pm when the anaesthetic wore off and the pain kicked in. The worse thing is I have to go back to the dentist in about a months time for a check up which I know is going to lead to another two teeth being pulled. Oh joy.
Thursday: Just a normal run of the mill day. Nothing to report.
Friday: Today, yesterday oh what ever you know what I mean, again just a normal day. I finished work at 4 and got a taxi home as Boo had to go to the doctors for 4:30. She has a rash on her back and chest but no where else. Anyway I booked 22 taxi`s as the last couple of tomes Hudsons taxi`s were either late or did not show up, WHAT A RIP OFF! I usually pay£10 with Hudsons to get my from work to home. 22 taxi`s (who I was told were cheaper) charged me £13.50! Wont be using them again. Anyway we took Boo to the doctors, told him about the rash, even showed him the rash and we were told:
Crap doctor: “its a viral infection, does she have loose stools?”
My wife: “She is 5 weeks old and breast fed so her poo is mainly liquid with bits in”
Crap doctor: “Yes but does she have any loose poo?”
My wife:” Yes but all breast fed babies have loose poo until they move onto solid food”
Crap doctor:” Erm she is fine, call me if she gets worse”
My wife: ” Thank you [under her breath] Think we will ask for another doctor, you dont seem to have a clue”
There you go, my week. This weekend I am planning to find my camera and start taking some pictures again. I have finally got around to sorting out my RSS feed reader so I can catch up on the sites I am subscribed to. Yay about bloody time. Now Boo is asleep. Its 1:42 am so I am off to bed. Night
Note: This post was typed with one hand, in low light (mainly cast from my monitor).

Saturday, 11 April 2009

No Sleep Till..

Its 4:00 in the morning and I am awake, actually I have not been to sleep yet, little one is full of cold and his cough is stopping him from sleeping so I brought him down stairs to try and getsome sleep as well as let everyone else in the huose sleep. So far I have been down stairs for about 3.5 hurs and while the rest of the house sleeps, including the cats and our dogs he is awake, probably due to the Thomas the Tank engine DVD he has on, with any luck we will get some sleep tomorrow..later today I meen.

Befoe I post this I do have a question that occured to me a couple of days ago. Lou our spaniel is for ever waking around the house with tennis balls in his mouth, he loves them but when he has one in his gob he walks and walks and will not settle, in the end I take the ball off him and drop it out the kitchen window back in the back yard, but a couple of minutes later he has another tennis ball in his mouth without hinm going outside to get it back.. My question is how is he getting the tennis balls and were from as since we have lived in this house (about 13 years) I cant remember "Ever" buying a tennis ball.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Leki`s 20 Week Scan

As promised last night I have popped by to let you know what the wonderful Leki is carrying.. For those who dont know or my wife is expecting our 4th child, she is due on June 22nd and today we had an appointment at the hospital for her 20 week scan.

Cutting to the chase we got to the hospital with about 5 minutes to spare and were called into the room were the scan was to take place within a couple of minutes, a barrage of measurements were taken, head, stomach, leg, spin etc etc. While the measurements were being taken my wife asked if we could find out what sex the baby was as we already have three boys, the midwife had a prod around and managed to get a scanned view of Jelly beans butt, now, not getting too medical here we all know that a boys butt crease starts at the back and ends about half way round, in between our legs yes? the view we had (and I cant believe I am typing like this about lil` Jelly bean) anyway Jelly beans butt crease started in the right place and kept going, not stopping in the usual place, we could see three little almost while patches which we were told were quite normal for a little girl.. BUT! Jelly bean had his/her ankle over the crucial bit we needed to be able to see. So boys, girls and those of mixed or no gender the midwife has said that she personally thinks its a girl but professionally can only say she is 80% sure we are going to have a girl.

Leki has to go back for another scan next Thursday as her belly button was blocking part of the baby so all the measurements could not be taken, with luck we will be able to get the extra 20% confirmation.

Wednesday, 31 December 2008

The Last Post of 2008

With the last day of 2008 upon us both my wife and I decided we would brave a trip into town to shop. First off we took the three kids of Apocalypse to the local hair dressers to get their hair cut, a trip I usually dread and today was no different. We turned up at the hairdressers which was open, Leky stayed in the car and I trooped into the salon with my cherubs in toe, the queue was`nt that bad and we were in and out in about 30 minutes or so, this session not as bad as I expected.

We met up with the boys Nana outside Morons supermarket who agreed to take them back home with her so we could nip into town to get a few bits in, our first port of call was Clarks shoes were I intended to buy some new boots. To my supprise they had not one pair, only shoes. Next was Primark for a few dresses, socks and what have you for my wife, I took a look in the Mens area in the hope of maybe picking up one or two bits for myself, the obligatory 5 pack of black socks went in the basket followed by a pair of washed out denim jeans which came with a white belt which had a rather cool looking cow skull type buckle for £12, Bargain I thought and in my size 32 waist, 32 leg, once my wife had picked up the bits she wanted we payed the man at the crouded till and made our way to the next stop, a computer game store to see if we could find a game that we could play on the Wii that didnt have Supper Mario or Sonic involved, after a couple of minutes I had payed for my chosen game and merrily made my way out of the store Soulcalibur Legends clutched tightly in my hand. A few more shops later and we made our way back to the car. After calling into Netto to pick up a few bits and my Murphys Stout we headed back to Leky`s Moms to collect the kids.

Back at home I nipped up stairs to put on my new jeans with the cool cow skull buckled belt and to my horror they were TIGHT, no it cant be, for countless years I have been a 32 waist and now.. Well now my 32 waist has left me, gone and it didnt even say good bye. For the first time in god knows how many years I am going to have to return a pair of trousers because they are too small. Worst of all was when I looked down to see the belt buckle I couldnt see it as the overhang from my stomach was in the way.

Now with 4 1/2 hours left of 2008 I am sat by my computer pondering the meaning of life, 2008 and how come I managed to acquire middle age spread without noticing until today. Oh well, think I will have to go all the way now and grow a big bushy beard, purchase an Arron jumper or cardigan and start listening to folk music while drinking Real ale.. Hang on a minute I already listen to folk music while drinking real ale!   Gah Bugger!

Oh well again. Hope you all have a happy and prosperous 2009.

Friday, 15 August 2008

Hope for arthritis vaccine 'cure'

Hope for arthritis vaccine 'cure'. A single injection of modified cells could halt the advance of rheumatoid arthritis, say UK scientists. The Newcastle University team is about to start small-scale safety trials of the jab, which will hopefully stop the immune system attacking the joints. The Arthritis Research Campaign, which is funding the project, said if successful the treatment would be "revolutionary". It could be fully tested and available within five years.

BBC NEWS | Health | Hope for arthritis vaccine 'cure'

Noscere Says: Now before you start to build up your hopes, consider this. I know that at sometime in the past I have writen about this but in light of this announcment I feel it needs to be said again.

Most if not all tests done on animals weather it be pharmasutical or cosmetic have given inconclusive results, some of the products have still made it to the chemist sheves (mainly because of the amount of money spent on these tests. The reason why these tests have failed is because animals are different from humans (duh). Most diseases that humans get animals done, which means that when a disease is introduced to an animal the expected effects either dont manifest themselves or manifest in a different way than if they were introduced to a human host. The disease’s have to be genetically modified so that the animal host will accept them, so bearing this in mind once a cure for the disease has been found it still is no good for human support, mainly because the the disease they have found a cure for will cure any Bunnies which have this ailment.

Hope for arthritis vaccine 'cure'

Hope for arthritis vaccine 'cure'. A single injection of modified cells could halt the advance of rheumatoid arthritis, say UK scientists. The Newcastle University team is about to start small-scale safety trials of the jab, which will hopefully stop the immune system attacking the joints. The Arthritis Research Campaign, which is funding the project, said if successful the treatment would be "revolutionary". It could be fully tested and available within five years.

BBC NEWS | Health | Hope for arthritis vaccine 'cure'

Noscere Says: Now before you start to build up your hopes, consider this. I know that at sometime in the past I have writen about this but in light of this announcment I feel it needs to be said again.

Most if not all tests done on animals weather it be pharmasutical or cosmetic have given inconclusive results, some of the products have still made it to the chemist sheves (mainly because of the amount of money spent on these tests. The reason why these tests have failed is because animals are different from humans (duh). Most diseases that humans get animals done, which means that when a disease is introduced to an animal the expected effects either dont manifest themselves or manifest in a different way than if they were introduced to a human host. The disease’s have to be genetically modified so that the animal host will accept them, so bearing this in mind once a cure for the disease has been found it still is no good for human support, mainly because the the disease they have found a cure for will cure any Bunnies which have this ailment.

Monday, 11 February 2008

Smoking fine

I have just nipped out this morning to post a letter, while making my way to the post box I was having a cigarette as usual, so there I was wandering along admiring the early spring flowers when i was stopped by a woman who told me to be careful were i put my cigarette when I finish it because she had just been stopped by a woman and given an on the spot fine of £50 for dropping her cigarette. Now you by now know that one of my pet hates is litter and the people who drop it but in this instance i think that this has gone too far. First we are stopped from smoking in public places, Bars, shopping centres, phone boxes and in time bus stops. Now it seems we are to be fined for smoking out side as well. These seems to be no end of this stupidity. If I was a drug addict I could book myself into rehab and get clean, or be able to get help in kicking my drug addiction but because I am a smoker if I want to kick my "drug addiction" i have to pay. Your taxed (a lot) on your cigarettes and your charged an extortionate amount to quit smoking, is there no end to the amount of money the government is going to milk from those of us who smoke? I am stressing now, think I need a smoke....

Thursday, 3 January 2008

Happy New Year?

Its three days into 2008 and what do we have? Over 300 dead as tribal conflicts escalate in Kenya over presidential election results, part of the Royal Marsden cancer hospital is destroyed by fire, doctors are estimating that over 100,000 a week are struck by the Norovirus bug which is causing sickness and diarrhoea and a man was murdered on New Years eve by a gang of youths while he was looking for his dog. The weather forcasters in the UK are saying there is more snow expected to sweep across the UK.. Duh No shit Sherlock its winter, it snows in winter.

The festive season seemed to pass in the blink of an eye, the Christmas spirit seemed to pass most of us by this year, well it passed me by anyway, the shops have lost there Christmas decorations and already some have over stocked on Easter eggs. The one good thing is we dont have to pretend to be nice to people we dont have the time of day for for another year. 2008, a new year with the same old shit.

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

A day at the Hospital

If you have seen my last couple of posts you will know I have been having problems with my stomach, well yesterday was the day of my hospital appointment to get a combined Gastroscopy and Colnoscopy. I had followed the diet given in my last post Diet Day 1, took the senocot and picolax when I was supposed to and waited... and waited... and waited, after about half a day after taking the first glass of picolax the flood gates opened, but we are not going to go there. Back to yesterday. There I was at about 08:30 having a cup of black coffee and looking through what I had to do on the appointment day, reading through the pamphlet I see "No food or drinks to be taken on your appointment day"... Oh bollocks I think as I took a last mouth full of a particularly good cup of coffee throwing the rest away, the rest of the morning was spent getting ready for my appointment at 11:30, until the phone rings at about 10:15. My wife answers the phone, it was a call from the hospital asking were I was as I was supposed to be there at 9:30.... AAAAARRGGHHH!!! I am late.

We got to the hospital for about 10:30 ish and went to the department were i was going to get my camera jobby. We were only in the waiting room for not even five minutes and my name was called to go to a side room to fill in some forms and be told what was going to happen. Basically I was going to have a camera inserted in my butt and pushed up inside my bowel, I was also going to have a camera put down my throat into my stomach! WHAT? I was not told about this one.. I made my way back to the waiting room and told my wife what was going to happen and what could go wrong when my name was called again and I was ushered into the recovery ward were I was handed a hospital issue gown and some very attractive blue shorts with a slit up the back of them. I got changed as instructed and lay on the bad waiting to be wheeled into theatre. 11:00 came.. and went, 11:30.. 12:00 I am still waiting then finaly I what wheeled into theatre. I was given a sedative and some throat spray and asked to lay on my on my left side. After a couple of minutes to let the spray take effect a mouth piece was put in my mouth (duh obviously) and the camera was pushed down my throat.

I dont remember alot about what happened next except for gagging as the camera went down into my stomach, it took about 4-5 minutes in all then it was out. Once the camera was out of my mouth I remember getting into a conversation with the surgeon and one of the nurses about how her son had a tattoo the same as the one George Cloony had in the film From Dusk till Dawn. About the same time as we were all merrily talking about tattoos, Vampire movies and if memory serves me right a camera (pictures on the left) was inserted in the bottom area of me. Now this was not comfortable given the width of the camera and how it was moving around inside my bowel, the movement in my stomach alone felt weird, when I looked down to my stomach I could see movement in my stomach, alot like the movement you see in the films when a bug (usually a roach or scarab) is crawling around inside you.

The bottom picture over there on the left I think is pretty accurate size wise anyway. So any way were was I ? Yes the conversation moved on to forged money and how the surgeon was nearly conned into taking some from a chav not too long back. The operation or investigation took about 15 minutes in all and then it was over, after they pumped by stomach full of air for some reason or other and took some samples for biopsy I was wheeled back into the recovery ward and left for about 10 minutes to get my senses back. Then a cup of coffee and I was off back home with a stomach bloated with air and orders not to drink alcohol of drive.

Today my stomach is still hurting and my wee no longer smells like hospitals. Oh, one of the tests they done yesterday came back positive showing that I have what could be the start of an ulcer. Oh joy. Anyway I need to call work to see what shift I am on for what's left of this week, I need to drop a letter into the doctors and I need to change the cat litter as well.