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Offline Ascot

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« 2016-Feb-11, 05:54 PM Reply #750 »
Have to break my Lenten fast to share this.  It puts a lot of things we get upset about into perspective.

A bloke called Will (won't bother you with detail), part of our family's extended community, wrote this on his Facebook Page on Tuesday.

As I drove home from the beach yesterday, I realised how amazing my life is now. I live in a city I really love, am physically fit and healthy (prolly still a bit mentally deranged), have a lot of amazing friends and family that I love and who care about me, an interesting job I enjoy and am working on research that fascinates me, to name but a few things. It's been a damn long and tortuous road to get here, and the car nearly crashed many times, but I'm right here, right now and I'm going to make the best of that.
 
I'm intending to have an excellent week, if you are reading this, then we have some connection, however tenuous, and I hope you have an incredible week too.


Will was a young brilliant Doctor working in a Brisbane hospital.  A colleague, friend and former classmate of young Dr Ascot.  He was so bright he also had a PhD in Maths.  Incredibly fit young man in his late 20's, a gym junkie, Will went windsurfing at Brighton on the Redcliffe Peninsula Tuesday afternoon, a day off from his arduous duties of being a hospital registrar.  A true life saver on a daily basis.  They actually call it kite surfing.  He crashed whilst having the time of his life and died alone on the mudflats just offshore.  He was like Superman, and a real nice kid to boot.

Life can be short.  Enjoy it.   

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« 2016-Feb-11, 08:09 PM Reply #751 »
Ascot I am not sure whether I am glad you broke your Lenten fast. Sadly your post puts a human face on something I heard about because I live in the area and was aware of the events of that day. It simply makes it more personal when you have knowledge of the person and his circumstances. On the other hand your final comments are something that sometimes we all need reminding of as we travel through life. My deepest respects  to his friends and family.         

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« 2016-Feb-11, 08:43 PM Reply #752 »


Life can be short.  Enjoy it.  

indeed

rip will

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« 2016-Feb-11, 09:30 PM Reply #753 »
Thanks for putting it so well Gunbower.
Expresses my thoughts exactly.
Thank you Ascot for reminding us to value the time we have.
A worthy reason to take time out from your Lenten purpose.

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« 2016-Jun-20, 01:09 PM Reply #754 »
Just to again put things in perspective.  My daughter performed a premature delivery of girl, 23 weeks into the pregnancy last night.  Too small and immature to save, she had to let nature take its course.  Baby lived an hour before passing away cuddled on mothers chest.  Parents distraught, doctors and nurses in tears.  And we worry about trivial racing matters in this place.

 

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« 2016-Jun-20, 04:55 PM Reply #755 »
Just to again put things in perspective.  My daughter performed a premature delivery of girl, 23 weeks into the pregnancy last night.  Too small and immature to save, she had to let nature take its course.  Baby lived an hour before passing away cuddled on mothers chest.  Parents distraught, doctors and nurses in tears.  And we worry about trivial racing matters in this place.

That is just so sad. A lot rarer these days with all the exquisite diagnostic equipment and treatments like keyhole surgery available. But that doesn't diminish the trauma suffered by the mum and family. Hope they can get over it and are able to try again.

You work in hospitals long enough you gather a few sad stories along the way. I have far too many  :(

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« 2016-Jul-13, 02:37 PM Reply #756 »
There is a saying that one has been successful when you return to whence you started and cannot recognize the place.

Such is my journey on the Forum, well except for Gratlog is still here.  This has been a hoot.  I have had a say, gone to jail, enjoyed failures and successes, retired and returned and enjoyed myself.

But this IS a very different place now.  More than I would like it to be.  We used to swing some pretty heavy lead in here, but those days seem to have evaporated.  And this time I depart for real.

I reckon the lyrics of the song below, trite as it seems, say it all for me.  See you all on Facebook and Twitter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYLOAay_2MQ

 

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« 2016-Jul-13, 03:00 PM Reply #757 »
There were good times ,such as when we used to meet at the Brekky Creek for lunch.

A lot of us never got on while online but when meeting in person had some pleasant times.
Sometimes I'm ashamed to be on social media but came back on here for awhile just to play the daily tipping comp.
  Maybe we might catch up again one day for lunch.
Keep well.
Greg


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Offline specialweek

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« 2016-Jul-13, 03:08 PM Reply #758 »
Dame Nelly Melba comes to mind.

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« 2016-Jul-13, 07:24 PM Reply #759 »
There is a saying that one has been successful when you return to whence you started and cannot recognize the place.

Such is my journey on the Forum, well except for Gratlog is still here.  This has been a hoot.  I have had a say, gone to jail, enjoyed failures and successes, retired and returned and enjoyed myself.

But this IS a very different place now.  More than I would like it to be.  We used to swing some pretty heavy lead in here, but those days seem to have evaporated.  And this time I depart for real.

I reckon the lyrics of the song below, trite as it seems, say it all for me.  See you all on Facebook and Twitter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYLOAay_2MQ
Quite genuine question and not trying to stir the pot, but what is so different about the place now ?
The forum suddenly became a bit lively and interesting and now you're going. 
If you don't want to respond maybe a fellow forumite might fill us in.

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« 2016-Jul-13, 07:40 PM Reply #760 »
Oh, don't leave, it was just getting fun again :)

Will you stay if I bump the cobalt thread


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