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simon silverdollar

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today i found out the medical term for a condition i've had since i was about 10 or so. it's called, quite wonderfully, 'exploding head syndrome':

http://www.sleepeducation.com/Disorder.aspx?id=33

occasionally just as i'm getting sleep, i'll hear the loudest, most crystal clear buzzing sound inside my head, like the noise a jack lead makes as you put it into an amp. it'll wake me up with a start, and i'll feel quite confused.

it happens more when i'm very tired and/or on drugs.
 
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craner

Beast of Burden
Now I've got a fucking veruka. I must have picked it up at the pool. What's the best thing to do? Cut it out with a knife?
 

HMGovt

Bamber Clatscoigne
today i found out the medical term for a condition i've had since i was about 10 or so. it's called, quite wonderfully, 'exploding head syndrome':

http://www.sleepeducation.com/Disorder.aspx?id=33

occasionally just as i'm getting sleep, i'll hear the loudest, most crystal clear buzzing sound inside my head, like the noise a jack lead makes as you put it into an amp. it'll wake me up with a start, and i'll feel quite confused.

it happens more when i'm very tired and/or on drugs.

Used to get that after indulging in 1993-1994. It was like an electric version of that falling awake sensation. Not so much a buzz as a blue-white flash in my head with an inaudible loudness to it. Haven't had it for years though, sadly.
 

zhao

there are no accidents
a good contender for the most disgusting, annoying, and miserable common ailment is the sinus infection - difficulty breathing, low fever, chills, fatigue, and that nasty, nasty green pus that comes out your nose.

5 days into it now. Caused me to miss Cut Hands and Raime and a load of others. Using Cayenne Pepper, Oregano, Apple Vinegar, and hoping to god it goes away soon.

anyone else had it? they say every 200 colds becomes it...

i guess 1 good thing is i came back here to make some posts after MIA for several years :)
 
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craner

Beast of Burden
Hey, it's long gone. I caught it at the Oasis swimming pool in Covent Garden. Don't go there! I had to get a prescription for Bazooka.

I had it for ages, though, on the bottom of my foot. I was so stupid that I didn't know what to do about it. I brought this gel from Boots which I gleefully applied, but that just seemed to make the veruca turn white and expand. One night I was so drunk and half-crazed, I tried to dig it out with a pair of scissors. I woke up with a howling hangover, lying next to a pair of blood-stained scissors and surrounded by bits of dead veruca. It was still there, though, on the bottom of my foot, but now inside a big crater with walls of dead flesh cells. It started to infect my mind, which was already a little unbalanced at that point, so that I imagined two possibilities: 1) that the veruca would carry on growing until I was walking around on a big veruca-shaped stump rather than a left foot, like those feral pigeons you see in Soho Square or 2) it wasn't even a veruca but a slow-burning ebola strain that was going to swallow my entire foot and maybe my leg, torso, face, everything.

In the end I went to the doctor.
 
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craner

Beast of Burden
Call me a sadist, but this is an amusing thread.

I hope Idlerich has managed to come to terms with his twitch, undiscovered until 2006.

I realise in retrospect that I should have been more sympathetic about Owen Hatherley's Crohn's Disease. At the time I just thought he was skiving in order to write books.

My blood pressure is quite normal these days but I still have a high red blood cell count.
 

droid

Beast of Burden
Pull a muscle in my knee a couple of weeks ago which made cycling agony. Finally got over it and then fell of my bike yesterday. Now I have a sore neck, bloody arm and a massive bruise on my arse.
 

Leo

Well-known member
christ, don't get me going on this. for starters: laser eye surgery to repair a torn retina...for the second time in 18 months! yeah. it's like having the most close-up seats for an insane light show while also getting gently but repeatedly punched in the back of the eye with each pulse.

think "clockwork orange."
 
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hucks

Your Message Here
Call me a sadist, but this is an amusing thread.

I hope Idlerich has managed to come to terms with his twitch, undiscovered until 2006.

I realise in retrospect that I should have been more sympathetic about Owen Hatherley's Crohn's Disease. At the time I just thought he was skiving in order to write books.

My blood pressure is quite normal these days but I still have a high red blood cell count.

Owen was Owen Hatherly? I like his books.
 

benw

Well-known member
i found out 2 and a half years ago that im epileptic the hard way in a greek airport. which has been a pain (and im told is unusual for someone in their early twenties to develop it now) but im lucky and dont have too many fits. but every fit means another year without driving, a pretty bruised body and my lips are almost always bitten through. Punchline is that my 'triggers' are sleep deprivation, stimulants and dehydration. so basically, getting pissed, going out late etc etc. not been to hard actually to steer away from 'caning it' but still not ideal...
 

craner

Beast of Burden
Anyone had bruised or broken ribs?

If so, how do you tell the difference? And what do you do, just grit your teeth for a couple of weeks?
 

jenks

thread death
Unless you've punctured a lung, it's usually a bandage and being told to MTFU by a disapproving nurse.

No1 son has buggered up his shoulder racing/crashing his bike - 4 weeks in a sling is driving us all mad.
 

craner

Beast of Burden
Yeah, I went head-first over the handlebars of my bike. Luckily, I didn't break my nose, or my modelling career would have been fucked.
 

jenks

thread death
Awaiting operation to put my wrist, currently in too many pieces to count, back together with pine and plates after coming off the bike during a time trial. Been in plaster for a week. Yes it hurts. A. Lot.
Equally worrying to me is the huge sac of fluid at the top of my thigh which wobbles as I hobble around - my leg looks wider than Chris Hoy's. Should I be worried?
 

HMGovt

Bamber Clatscoigne
So it turns out cancer isn't just down to mutations.

https://www.sciencealert.com/health...iIQGxwbw-oAiahH6nRTXWfn7G0lpGqr-TlHsz49D5_Uf0

It's common knowledge that mutations in cells are what give rise to cancer, but far less is known about what gives rise to mutations in the first place.

Now, scientists have discovered even healthy people's tissue can be "riddled" with genetic mutations, to the extent researchers describe as shocking.

"We discovered that by the time an individual reaches middle age, they probably have more mutant than normal cells," says oncologist and cancer researcher Phil Jones from the Wellcome Sanger Institute in the UK.

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More puzzlingly, a gene called NOTCH1 (which helps control cell division) was found to be mutated in up to 80 percent of the healthy cells – a prevalence of mutation even higher than in oesophageal cancers.

Hypothetically, that mismatch could mean some mutations may even confer a benefit to health in terms of ageing and disease – potentially protecting cells from tumours – in what the researchers describe as a "hidden world of somatic mutation and clonal competition" in healthy tissue.

It's early days, but the findings could give us a new biological landscape to study how our own cells "mutate, compete, and evolve to colonise our tissues as we age", explains joint lead author of the study, Inigo Martincorena.

"Given the importance of these mutations to cancer, it is remarkable that we have been unaware of the extent of this phenomenon until now."

The findings are reported in Science.
 
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