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Where's Magnatom ?

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by goo_mason, 27 May 2008.

  1. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Location:
    Leith, Edinburgh
    Just realised that it's been a few days since we've heard from Magnatom on these boards. Is he on holiday, or is he keeping a low profile and avoiding his stalkers ? :biggrin:
     
  2. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    ...or has one of his stalkers got to him?...
     
  3. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Domtyler hasn't signed in today, either.
     
  4. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    Wipes tear from eye;).
     
  5. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    I'm here, thanks for the concern! ;)

    Just been busy lately. The whole family apart from me had a sickness bug last week, then we were down in Lancashire at the in-laws over the weekend (at which my father in-law also started being sick!). Then, after we got home my youngest developed a nasty case of croup, which meant he had to spend a few hours under obs at the local kids hospital (had some steroids to open up his wind pipe a little). Not very nice. Still wheezy, but recovering. And today I have been at another hospital acceptance testing a newly installed MRI scanner.

    Phew!:smile:

    Not been on the bike since early last week as a result. However, I'm back tomorrow! :biggrin:

    Have I missed much?:smile:
     
  6. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    It doesn't matter how many times you've seen croup, at 3am with that terrified look in their eyes it's always frightening.
     
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  7. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    did you test it on your own personal brain?
     
  8. Bollo

    Bollo Gas Giant Staff Member

    Location:
    Winch

    Phantom, innit.:sad:

    Dr M will be along shortly to explain.
     
  9. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Mister Paul,

    Yes croup is nasty. My son had another bad night last night, finding it hard to breath, but at about 3:30am it suddenly cleared and now he just has a bad cold. That's typical of croup apparently. It goes as quick as it comes on.

    Bonj,

    As Bollo has suggested, we use phantoms not brains. In fact you could say we use phantoms to look for ghosts (a very poor MR physics joke!). I've seen my brain more times than I care to mention. In fact it is starting to get worrying, because with a little bit of image processing, I can see how my brain is changing over time. It's scary when you see how much brain disappears as we get older!!;)
     
  10. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    So the boy's got croup @BrumJim ?
     
  11. GrasB

    GrasB Veteran

    Location:
    Nr Cambridge
  12. benb

    benb Evidence based cyclist

    Location:
    Epsom
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  13. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Blimey! There are a few ex 'leg-ends' on this old thread.

    Where are they now, I wonder.
     
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  14. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Jim "liked" my post just now, so I'm assuming he's done a forum search for "croup". He has a toddler.
     
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  15. BrumJim

    BrumJim Poster

    Yes. 12:00 last night we were driving down to Children's Hospital A&E in a car with a flat tyre. Mild panic had judged this as a better option than stopping to change it in the dark, and badly distracted. 30 minutes later and after a steroid injection, a very worried, stressed and wheezing toddler became a 3 a.m. live-wire pushing chairs around the waiting room, using Mummy and Daddy as convenient climbing frames, falling of chairs and then getting up without so much as a grimace, and smiling at anyone who came close. 04:30 and we were heading home.
     
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