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@bitingmidge said in Off work for a couple of weeks........:

I found half an hour on a pogo stick took my mind off it.

I feel your pain - I got a coughing flu the night I was released from hospital and spent two days sitting upright hugging a pillow very tightly, while launching into coughing fits!

Anything less has to be good! :laughing:

So? I’ve got a man-flu. I think it’s terminal.

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@bitingmidge said in Off work for a couple of weeks........:

I found half an hour on a pogo stick took my mind off it.

I feel your pain - I got a coughing flu the night I was released from hospital and spent two days sitting upright hugging a pillow very tightly, while launching into coughing fits!

Anything less has to be good! :laughing:

So? I’ve got a man-flu. I think it’s terminal.

It’s definitely life threatening!

I find hot ouzo consumed at regular intervals plus panadol 4 times a day eases the symptoms, but it might still kill you.

Mick

Hope you’re back on your feet soon Mick.

Midge’s post reminds me of when I had my appendix out. The night after the op a new TV show debuted on TV. It was Fawlty Towers. That was excruciating.

I hope you heal quickly Mick.
Who’d have thought a “simple” hernia op would be so painful.

@silentC said in Off work for a couple of weeks........:

Midge’s post reminds me of when I had my appendix out.

Ha! I discovered I had a serious problem with mine (appendix) when I rode over a series of undulations on the motorbike and had to grab my stomach with both hands!

Then after the op the surgeon wandered down and asked if I’d moved my bowels that morning:

“No Doc” I innocently replied.

“Well,” poking and prodding and feeling my stomach region, “somebody has!”

@JMick said in Off work for a couple of weeks........:

Have maps out and am starting to plan my trip to Tassie to take my mind off things.

Yeah, a map of Tasmania should take your mind off the pain.

Think about going down the Princes Hwy instead of the Hume, it’s much more picturesque. Then take the Monaro Hwy from Bega. If you can time it to be at Bombala at dusk, you should see some platypodes in the river there. You can then go via either Cann River or Delegate to Melbourne.

We go Goulburn to Cooma and down to Cann River, a nice run and not too much traffic, I think the road from Bega to Cann River is a pain in the arse, narrow, windy and can be busy.

@bunyip said in Off work for a couple of weeks........:

…narrow, windy and can be busy.

True, but should be fun on a motor bike.
Mick, if you go that way, take the time to roar up & down the road past the silent one’s house, at about 3 a.m.

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Ah we’re used to that sort of thing here in bogan country!

There’s a bed here if you want to venture down the Sapphire Coast. We are 30 seconds from the highway and 5 minutes from the best beach in the country.

Get better soon. Wean off the strong pain killers as quickly as you can or they can come back and bite you.
Being sick isn’t great.
I’ve had a flu with a fever now for 10 days but still have to work. It is a shit when I’m sicker than the patients and they still expect sympathy.

Having a dodgy ankle was bad enough, don’t like being cut open at all

@silentC said in Off work for a couple of weeks........:

Ah we’re used to that sort of thing here in bogan country!

There’s a bed here if you want to venture down the Sapphire Coast. We are 30 seconds from the highway and 5 minutes from the best beach in the country.

Might even take you up on that. Been working out a bit of a route and looking at how much time I have, will actually be able to spend a fair bit of time getting from Samford to Hobart, able to average well under 500kms a day

Mick

@Terry-B said in Off work for a couple of weeks........:

Get better soon. Wean off the strong pain killers as quickly as you can or they can come back and bite you.
Being sick isn’t great.
I’ve had a flu with a fever now for 10 days but still have to work. It is a shit when I’m sicker than the patients and they still expect sympathy.

Haven’t had to take any oxycodone for 24 hrs now. Took two Targin at 7.30 tonight, will knock it back to one tomorrow morning. Best thing - I managed to dump some highly toxic waste tonight!!

Still have a lot of gas trapped between my skin and stomach muscles, got a couple of bulges either side over my lower ribs, very strange look and feel and where most of the discomfort is. I think as the gas dissipates so will the pain. Don’t seem to have any pain at the wound sites although I think I can feel where there are a couple of titanium pins.

Wouldn’t have thought you’d be able to see patients if you were really crook - although I’m guessing that with where you are and what you do no-one is going to take your place so you just have to soldier on.

Mick

@JMick said in Off work for a couple of weeks........:

Samford to Hobart

If you’re heading past our place and need a place to stay (or even just need a pit stop), you are more than welcome.

@Joker said in Off work for a couple of weeks........:

@JMick said in Off work for a couple of weeks........:

Samford to Hobart

If you’re heading past our place and need a place to stay (or even just need a pit stop), you are more than welcome.

Thanks for that, may take you up on it, will be a while before I work out the itinerary and even then will still be flexible.

Mick

@JMick said in Off work for a couple of weeks........:

able to average well under 500kms a day

We are 480km south of Sydney and it’s about 600km to Melbourne.

Ditto, we are about 80 km from Melbourne and a nice 35km of hills and bends between Warragul and us for the final leg if you want to avoid the freeway.

You know where we are Mick, Let’s know if you want us to organise a catch-up with other sheddites here.

@Shy-Ted said in Off work for a couple of weeks........:

You know where we are Mick, Let’s know if you want us to organise a catch-up with other sheddites here.

I’m probably going to stay with my cousin in Pymble and am planning a day or two in Sydney, so quite possibly we could have a shed GTG.

Mick

We have a bed in Newcastle if you want to see the best part of Australia, either going to Tassi or coming back. Also if you get into any trouble in Hobart call as the BIL is a magistrate there.

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