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Next Up. Coded Messages. by Kid. on 2003-01-08 14:35:08

No, I don't mean "Have you got malaria?". I presume, and hope, that you haven't.

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Re: Next Up. Coded Messages. by dot.dot.dash-dash-dash-dot.dot. on 2003-01-09 15:02:36  |  Reply to this
  hey you... Plaquenil was used to treat malaria back in the 50's (??? - don't quote me on that please...) and was accidentally discovered to ALSO treat symptoms of lupus. The point is... there've been no new drugs for lupus specifically in decades! My personal experience is that: a) it has made my rashes worse at times b) hasn't really helped with pain and c) doesn't help lower the 'sed rate'. Sed rate = sedimentation rate of the blood when testing for presence of disease activity. My doc said for someone my age the normal range should be around 40... my sed rate = 123! Obviously this is VERY and only indicates disease activity (duh) and how agressive the lupus is, but, I ALREADY KNOW I HAVE LUPUS!!!! sheesh. I'm assuming I don't have malaria, however, I've got a built-in precaution! This is the good news???? -- I'm more worried about impending war and being nuked by people I don't know who hate me. Ciao!
Re: Re: Next Up. Coded Messages. by Kid on 2003-01-09 15:49:06  |  Reply to this

OK. I may have taken that too far, but I'm (just a little) bored at the moment. I've done an essay, and a little piece for myself on the middle classes with European culture. Anyhow. I digress.

I don't know much about human biology, the closest I came was Wash! doing 1 lesson at A-Level before dropping out, but it seems 'difficult' to do anything about lupus. I won't dwell - I don't know what its like to be in your situation, nor do I have any experience of any hand at how lupus would affect your life...except for the good day/bad day thing. I could only wish you good days....if you're so worried about being nuked its the very least you deserve.

I remain sceptical about Iraq's capability to manufacture nuclear weapons...it all seems a bit 'pin the tail on the donkey' to me, and the head weapons inspector (discovered nothing as yet...though of course they may well discover "nothing") is checking where the pin landed.
So, no, I'm not worried...if I stopped to think, to consider, maybe I would be, but I don't want to do that, clearly. The only thing that's really suffered this last few years is my trust in people who should know better.

I'll carry this on elsewhere.
My mum asked me the other day if I would join the army...I don't want to kill people I don't know (against whom, for the vast majority I have nothing against) just because some people I don't trust tell me to. How could I do that?

If I offended anyone, sorry, it was a stream of thought thing. You got off lightly, believe me.
Taken what too far?. by Kid on 2003-01-09 15:49:55  |  Reply to this
  I linked to the word 'Hi' spelled out in semaphore. Shame it didn't come up.
Re: Taken what too far?. by d.- on 2003-01-11 16:13:44  |  Reply to this
  "White man speak with fork-ed tongue!" To quasi-recap: you said you didn't want to enlist in the military as you don't want to kill people, however, you also tell me VERY markedly that being nuked is the least I deserve -- so basically you wish me dead, yes? Thoughts precede action... So which is it? -- you wish me good days, or certain Death? ...sigh...
Re: Re: Taken what too far?. by Kid on 2003-01-12 05:14:21  |  Reply to this

I wasn't as clear as I wanted to be. That'll be the stream of consciousness part.

I wish you good days. [STOP]. Your worry about being nuked is understandable. You will be worried already.

I wish you only good days, as a way of tempering this worry.[STOP]

Did you really think I could wish you dead? There's very few people in the world I wish dead....and you're nowhere near being close to one of them.
Re: Re: Re: Taken what too far?. by d.- on 2003-01-13 14:04:35  |  Reply to this
  ...sigh... (whew!- that was close!) So glad am I to be on your 'alive' list... I feel I must be prepared to flee in a nuclear minute!!! 'round and 'round and 'round it goes..... and where it'll stop -- no.one.knows... Peace,love,dove -- over-and-out --
Re: Re: Re: Taken what too far?. by d.- on 2003-01-13 14:06:20  |  Reply to this
  also, guess I missed the Coded Messages?
Re: Re: Re: Re: Taken what too far?. by Kid on 2003-01-15 00:39:12  |  Reply to this
  I think everybody did - it was the semaphore that didn't show up.