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Gordspen last won the day on August 26 2018

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About Gordspen

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  • Birthday 01/04/1951

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    Southport Merseyside United Kingdom
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    Playing guitar and key boards and I love music of any most types. Enjoy writing and debates.

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    I had my first heart attack in 1990 at the age of 39 years old, I then had a further two before I was eventually given a five way bypass. My disease has slowly affected my quality of life and I am now at the stage where I have to use a wheel chair although I do try when ever possible to manage without one. The coronary arteries around my heart are I am told practically non existent and I am presently awaiting a decision from the various members of the medical fraternity to decide on which method or treatment to offer to me. I personally would like to try the heart laser surgery which I feel may be more suitable in my case seeing as there is little hope that a further bypass would benefit me much. I am a great believer in life after death and have at least that to look forward to. I have six children and suffered the loss of my eldest son two years ago through a tragic accident of drowning, my remaining children are one son, and four daughters, I have eight grandchildren. I have also four sisters and my mother is still living bless her soul. update 26th September 2005. I go to Papworth for an angiogram in November 2005 in the hope that something can still be done to help. Since this last update I am now receiving treatment from Papworth Hospital in Cambridge the United Kingdom. It is one of two highly specialised hospitals in the UK that deal with Thoracic problems such as the heart and transplant surgery. in 2005 I received four stents which have helped me tremendously but I still need to use my wheel chair not only due to the heart disease but also to very painful neuropathy. Heart board has been a wonderful place to be both for the community spirit and friendship and for the learning and advice I have received over the years. God bless them all.
  1. Where is everybody old friends and warriors true! I have gone through a lot since 2014. We sold our house that we lived in and moved to a smaller property in Southport, a single story unit which we call a bungalow here in the UK. We movd in the May our new property has a beautiful garden some I was looking forward to spending my retirement years in. In November of that year I began being violently ill, I was unable to keep food down I was diagnosed with Pancriatitis, no matter how many times we tried to tell the Hospital doctors I was not a drinker I think they thought I lived on the moon. I
  2. Hello all, I hope that all my old friends on heartboard are well, Michelle and I have become big fans of the Alaskan reality programmes, all except for those cheating so called Bush people the Browns? I have also changed my computer to an Apple imac series. It is hard to get my head around. From November 2014 until August 20015 for me, was spent in Hospital in Southport based on ward 14 and 15 until being moved to the Royal Liverpool, all in all nearly one year.I was diagnosed with severe pancriatitis. I was unable to eat but I continuasly vomited non stop. I was under the team of Profes
  3. Good morning to all, when March arrives it will be 10 years since the inception or conception of Heart board. If I remember correctly it began back in March 2004 as the brain child of Jerry and Ford with Mike and me as invited to join in with their brainchild. Just think 10 years and still going strong. A rousing three cheers ladies and Gentlemen.
  4. Thank you both, A big hello to all who still reign here supreme. It is lovely to be back. I don't know whether or not you know, but I have Non Hodgkins lymphoma (anoplastic large t cell type) I am terminal graded as 4b.. I have though been given extra time here on this earth and I am doing my best to help other cancer sufferers like myself. It's strange really, here I am suffering from progressive heart disease and diabetes not withstanding other debillitating illnesses and for some reason God has chosen for me to go into remission, for now. I am desperate to fulfill whatever it is tha
  5. Wow, Cancer is such a bully, it knows no mercy, it has no kindness to offer, it knows only suffering and pain. My friend died in the early hours of this morning, about 03:00hrs. I thanked God for saving her from any more suffering. Imagine having to lay in the same position since November until this morning. Please add your prayers to mine for the soul of this good lady.
  6. God bless the loss of Phil Everly, part of the greatest ever harmony duo, everyone who is anyone copied the Everly Brothers, the Beatles certainly did, a great loss to rock and roll and the world of music. God bless you Phil may you always rest in peace.
  7. I love the stories of Ambulance man, they are brilliantly written and so exciting. So you can imagine my sorrow when I found that the last Ambulance man Chapter was posted 2010. Gilbert if you ever sit down and put these stories together you will have a major book deal, with world wide sales. Tessa Gerretson was an MD/ pathologist. and she used her experience working in hospitals in the US to write books which are best sellers. I hope you do write and publish them before I pass on. God bless you Gilbert.
  8. Thank you Kalip, it's such a long time since I was last here.
  9. Hi, Quite frightening isn't it, but the numbers quoted don't tell us what proportion of those people had cancers caused explicitly because the patient was obese. In fact the USA has the largest number per capita of obese people the UK following quite closely. People who are very obese suffer from all sorts of medical problems which in a lot of cases causes severe disabilities I.E mobility and breathing issues, not too mention the enormous stress it creates on the heart. When I go to church every week a young lady arrives on a mobility scooter, she is a very large person. She has a beautifu
  10. Good day to all, Especially TT and company, Denisefth, Gerry (Jerry) and did I spot Ford, all good news sorry for those who are missing, but they will be looking in on you all. A special greeting to our dear friend Kath. Not forgetting dear Gilbert, Kalip and Judith. Long time since I last greeted anyone on the board. I have though communicated with lots of you via e-mail. I hope you all have a very happy new day. I am sitting here writing to you wishing good things and warm feelings while listening to the Beatles from 1962 to 1970.
  11. Nothing changes and the West, yet once again, steps to the line, it sacrifices its own, not for peace, love or freedoms but for "profit". Congress, the Senate, Parliament, the Germans and French governments along with the hidden Italians who have surrendered more times than King James the second. All answering to the most powerful men in the world. Here in the UK we are already seeing the effects of the so-called freedoms in places like Tunisia and Egypt, now we are seeing more and more illegal immigrants entering our country just because they are free to leave their own countries and it is kn
  12. I think crime is now so common that the unemployment and benefit offices actually have jobs advertised for criminals. Adverts would read as follows: "Hit man wanted must be an expert shot and have at least 3 years experience in the field". Another might read muggers required to work on nice quiet street, unsociable hours, wage to be negotiated. Or, house burglars required to work in a nice neighbourhood. The options would be endless and the opportunity for promotion good. "Crime pays" would be their motto, so why not join up now?
  13. All those things you have all mentioned are true even in the UK it is exactly the same. Kids just sit with their x-boxes and play-stations all day and night, I don't think any of them would know how to play the simple games we played. Games such as aladio-hide and seek-tick, football. We played cowboys and Indians, soldiers in war games, alas, no more, no more PE as Jerry says due mainly to the health and safety rules that have gone absolutely bonkers over here. Sadly though it has not stopped any of us from suffering the various blights of diseases we now suffer from, my list is endless, one
  14. Would have loved to have been there with you, I felt the same when someone woke me in January to inform me that I had reached 60!
  15. Sadly I don't know one end of a horse from the other and have no idea how to follow what they call form, but, you are quite right Gilbert millions are bet every year. The Grand National which is held in Aintree a district of Liverpool not far from where we live. It is well attended always packed and a lot of horses have died over the years that this race has been held. It is the hardest of all the steeple chases held in the UK. Here we have two race seasons one is called the "flat season" the other is the steeple chase season. Of course there is also a lot of interest here in the greyhound se
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