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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post  The exact opposite of me. I usually have too much iron and haemoglobins in my blood. I wouldn't pass a doping screening if I was ever to compete in sports due to my elevated levels.

 

Polycythemia vera? Do you have really viscous blood?

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Sounds like my mother somewhat. She often has too high a RBC count. I tease her that she's somehow robbing me of mine lol.

 

LOL.

 

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Polycythemia vera? Do you have really viscous blood?

 

Hemochromatosis. Lots of iron, and if I leave it untreated for a while, the hemoglobin count goes up pretty fast. Treatment is practically getting phlebotomy periodically.

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Oh dear, what a poor choice of movie I did. Hirokin. 

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1693679/

 

This is worse than a B-movie. It's even worse than a C-movie. It makes TV movies look good. I kid you not - the acting is atrocious, the plot is laughable, the cast is bad, the fighting scenes are giving me anxiety, and so on and so forth. The actors should really be better than this, but I reckon they were so poorly directed that they had all the freedom they wanted to have to be as bad as they wanted to be. Why work hard on a movie that is so terrible that the majority of their fans won't even get to see it. I bet they didn't even hire a choreographer for the sword fighting scenes, let alone had any lessons as to how a sword should swung. I can only think the director giving the actors a sword, saying "I don't have the budget for a fancy choreographer or lessons for you guys, so just swing it as you think samurais on another planet would do, just don't hurt eachother - I don't have the money to pay your hospital bills in case you get hurt".

 

The only things good in this movie was the filming (about 1/10th of the movie) and the music. Those were, of course, only good when taken out of the context. The filming would be better suited for a cheap discovery channel documentary about the desert as there was one or two nice looking sunsets. The music was rather beautiful classical music of the calmer kind - very unfitting for a movie about a samurai in space.

 

Giving this movie more than a 1/5 would be generous. Even at that score I feel generous.

 

Avoid. Oh, and for those of you who like B-movies, don't even think about it - this one is too boring to enjoy, no matter how "ironic" you want to be about watching it.

post #5614 of 15119
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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post  Hemochromatosis. Lots of iron, and if I leave it untreated for a while, the hemoglobin count goes up pretty fast. Treatment is practically getting phlebotomy periodically.

 

Mmm, okay... I thought you meant you had the opposite problem as anemia. Primary? Secondary? Don't feel compelled to answer; I'm just a regular Curious George. Anyways, take care of your liver...

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Mmm, okay... I thought you meant you had the opposite problem as anemia. Primary? Secondary? Don't feel compelled to answer; I'm just a regular Curious George. Anyways, take care of your liver...

 

No, it was the iron I was thinking of. It's the primary kind; the classical haemochromatosis, type 1. I also got the news earlier that I need to eat levothyroxine for the rest of my life as well. I guess things could be better (primarily I feel pretty bad mentally and have been for a while), but if the treatments I'll receive will make my levels normal and bring me back from this "bad state" I am in right now - it was definitely good news. Bad news to have chronic diseases, but good news to have the diagnosis and to know that there is treatment that will make me feel better.


Edited by Coq de Combat - 4/28/12 at 8:33am
post #5616 of 15119
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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post

No, it was the iron I was thinking of. It's the primary kind; the classical haemochromatosis, type 1. I also got the news earlier that I need to eat levothyroxine for the rest of my life as well. I guess things could be better (primarily I feel pretty bad mentally and have been for a while), but if the treatments I'll receive will make my levels normal and bring me back from this "bad state" I am in right now - it was definitely good news. Bad news to have chronic diseases, but good news to have the diagnosis and to know that there is treatment that will make me feel better.

 

Ah, so that's what you meant by good news and bad news. Chronic diseases are tough to deal with --- my sister has MS, and I see patients everyday, so I can definitely understand how you're feeling --- sometimes, they're just the cards you're dealt, but at least this is a very manageable disorder. If you've been feeling very lethargic, the levothyroxine will help bring your serum T4 levels back to a normal state and treat symptoms of hypothyroidism. I wish you all the best.

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Afraid I'm going to be giving head-fi a miss this morning. Not feeling so hot.

 

frown.gif  Rest up and get better.

 

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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post

Oh dear, what a poor choice of movie I did. Hirokin. 

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1693679/

 

This is worse than a B-movie. It's even worse than a C-movie. It makes TV movies look good. I kid you not - the acting is atrocious, the plot is laughable, the cast is bad, the fighting scenes are giving me anxiety, and so on and so forth. The actors should really be better than this, but I reckon they were so poorly directed that they had all the freedom they wanted to have to be as bad as they wanted to be. Why work hard on a movie that is so terrible that the majority of their fans won't even get to see it. I bet they didn't even hire a choreographer for the sword fighting scenes, let alone had any lessons as to how a sword should swung. I can only think the director giving the actors a sword, saying "I don't have the budget for a fancy choreographer or lessons for you guys, so just swing it as you think samurais on another planet would do, just don't hurt eachother - I don't have the money to pay your hospital bills in case you get hurt".

 

The only things good in this movie was the filming (about 1/10th of the movie) and the music. Those were, of course, only good when taken out of the context. The filming would be better suited for a cheap discovery channel documentary about the desert as there was one or two nice looking sunsets. The music was rather beautiful classical music of the calmer kind - very unfitting for a movie about a samurai in space.

 

Giving this movie more than a 1/5 would be generous. Even at that score I feel generous.

 

Avoid. Oh, and for those of you who like B-movies, don't even think about it - this one is too boring to enjoy, no matter how "ironic" you want to be about watching it.

 

I wonder what The Matrix would be like if you replaced the soundtrack with Chopin's Nocturnes...

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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post

 

Ah, so that's what you meant by good news and bad news. Chronic diseases are tough to deal with --- my sister has MS, and I see patients everyday, so I can definitely understand how you're feeling --- sometimes, they're just the cards you're dealt, but at least this is a very manageable disorder. If you've been feeling very lethargic, the levothyroxine will help bring your serum T4 levels back to a normal state and treat symptoms of hypothyroidism. I wish you all the best.

 

Thank you. Yeah, this is a manageable disorder in that way that it's easy to deal with, just like you said, I wouldn't want to compare it to MS or other more "serious" disorders. The mental and physical fatigue has been "killing me" though, and I've had a severe depression for a while as well (this one I won't be as open about, let's just say it was severe and lead to ECT treatments and hospitalization and leave it at that), and the memory loss is something that gets in the way of everyday living - it's a pretty bad spot *right now* and obviously this is also grinding on my marriage. I feel like I need to take naps during the day and relax during the evenings, and even then I feel sick (as in dizziness, lack of appetite, sometimes I can't keep food and so on). All of these put together makes for a rough patch right now.

 

However, I am feeling very optimistic about the outcome of this. The levothyroxine and phlebotomies are going to make me feel better and before I know it, I'll be up and running again. As for the letter, yes, this is what it was about. As I said earlier, the good news outweighs the bad, just because now I know what's up, and I can look forward to getting my life back on track. All in all I have my spirits up; it's just been a fatiguing last couple of years, both mentally, physically and regarding social relations to friends and family.

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Edited by music_4321 - 5/1/12 at 7:55am
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Thank God for atheism.  evil_smiley.gif

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Edited by music_4321 - 5/1/12 at 7:55am
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Glad to have you back, Mr Music.

 

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Originally Posted by maverickronin View Post

I wonder what The Matrix would be like if you replaced the soundtrack with Chopin's Nocturnes...

 

I've often considered the same thing for many movies.

 

I often think of this one as a perfect backdrop to a bombing campaign.

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Surprisingly it was good , with a twist.

 

post #5625 of 15119

A shot of my wood, it's the big one.  ;)

 

 

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