Monday, October 16, 2006

More Impotent Rage

How are ya? I feel like shite, thanks for asking. Blogger can go and die in a hole for a start. I AM ILL MAN AND I WILL NOT BE COCKED ABOUT BY A BLOG PROVIDER!!! Please let me print my photos...........please? Might as well talk to the fucking tooth fairy. Well, today started nicely. I'm back in my old office and all the better for it. On the down side of that, I have a mystery illness. Well, illness is stretching it, but it involves back pains, touch sensitive skin around my trunk (I think that's what they call that bit where the beer gut goes....)and a small rash developing on me back. If anyone as any clues then feel free pass them on, but i'm going to see the quack sometime this week to find out just how big a hypochondriac i'm being. The best thing about changing offices is that I don't need to take the subway anymore. I took it every morning for two years and I can honestly say that my latest brush with Glasgows antiquated underground system has left me in no doubt at all that I must have been fucking insane to cram onto it day in, day out, surrounded by the most pig ignorant, rude and unpleasant people you could possibly meet outside of a BNP rally. I shall not miss their horrific BO, gut churning halitosis and unfathomable desire to stand on top of each other in the doorway section of the carriage when theres loads of space to stand in the aisle. Fucking Cattle. Moo!! My day was topped off perfectly by finding out that my mother doesn't have bowel cancer. Nope, she has breast cancer and it's spread to the bowel. Fucking lovely. The cancer itself was too deeply buried in the breast to be detected by anything other than a mammogram. Mammograms are taken once every three years and the last one she had was clear. It's treatable and they're fairly confident of sending it into remission but basically it's incurable. Which is nice...........

21 comments:

Clairwil said...

That's bloody awful news, though at least it's treatable.

This looks useful

http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/

I'll see if I can dig up anything else through work.

ill man said...

Cheers Clairwil.

I'll store up any links and pass them on as and when. She'll be getting innundated with info anyway but any extra can only be good for the cause.

Cheers again.

Fat Sparrow said...

Ill Man -- That sucks big dogs cocks. I hope your mom will be doing okay. Mothers are supposed to be made of steel and live forever. I kept the receipt on mine, just in case.

As for you, sounds like syphilis. You're well fucked.

(Okay, I really hope that got a laugh....)

Pam said...

Sorry to hear about your mum. Hope she feels better soon.

lism. said...

Yeah, reiterating the comment above. I don't feel I know you well enough to say much more without coming across as a prat. You're in my thoughts though xx

ill man said...

FP, Pam, Lism cheers for the shouts. Yes she's pretty tough and she's up for the fight. We'll see how it goes.

"As for you, sounds like syphilis. You're well fucked"

(Okay, I really hope that got a laugh....)


It did fat Sparrow, don't worry about that.....=D Anyway, it sounds like shingles rather than the syph.

lextc said...

oh no.. im so sorry about your mom! how are you holding up? and shingles, if thats what it is, can be brought on by stress (if i remember right).. which would make sense with what you have been going thru with your mom..

Clairwil said...

Shingles! Fuck!
I hate to be selfish at a time like this but I shall stick to e-mail until you get the all clear. My sick pay has run out until next September.

Billy said...

What Fat Sparrow said. I wish I were that funny. :)

ill man said...

Ah! Ok, not sure if it's shingles. maybe a wee bit premature there, but it's the closest thing I can think of.

Clairwil, sounds fair enough. At least until I know what it is.....Hopefully tomorrow.

Stephanie, Billy thanks for the words. I actually think the last five weeks of work upheaval have been more stressfull than my mothers cancer diagnosis. Maybe it's a combination of the two things.

Right
i'm off to tell mother that everyone on the interwebs has wished her well...........

Anonymous said...

I'd like to wish her well too. Shit, man. Good luck.

Rob7534 said...

Awful news, but at least there is a hope. Having cancer today isn't what it was a few years ago... it was once a death sentence, now there's loads that can be done.

I wish you and your mom the best!

ill man said...

Rob, Jules, Cheers!

She's actually bearing up very well, but she's still waiting on a test to find out exactly how far the cancer has spread. Can't be doing her any good but she's a tough old cokie.

Oh, and yes, I have shingles. I'll spare you the gory details, but it'll come up in a blog post at some point over the next few days.

margin walker said...

I am so sorry to hear this. IF and its a big IF they can control it then she wont be going anywhere anytime soon. Women can live for years with incurable secondary cancer from the breast via a range of treatments.

Its not the end of the road, believe me. But I hope her tests yield positive results and my thoughts are with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Dammit, I'm so sorry to hear about your Mum. It's good news that it is treatable and I hope that she will soon be feeling better and in remission.

As for you and your shingles: you needed that like a slap in the head. Sending you good wishes and a blog hug.

GreatSheElephant said...

sorry to hear about your mum (please wish her all the best) and rough about the shingles too. I had that last year - exactly same symptoms. Miserable.

ill man said...

Stephen - Still to find out how far it's spread. Should find out this week.

Sandra - I hope so too. The shingles is just one of those things. My mum was the first to take the piss out of me about it.

GSE - I have. She's a bit bemused. How long did yr shingles last?

GreatSheElephant said...

about 3 weeks each time. I got it twice, which is unusual but figures

ill man said...

Ohbloodyhell!!!!!!!!!

If I get it twice i'm gonna jump off the Kingston Bridge.

Anonymous said...

Fucking hell, great description of the train in the mornings. I don't have to get the underground but above ground is pretty much the same.

Sorry to hear about your mother, good thoughts and all that from the depths of wildest Lanarkshire.

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