Posted: 30/06/2014 at 22:04
Yes. I am still here. NO. The computer isn???t fixed yet. I do hope to get this done this week. Today I managed to get out, if only to the hospital for pre-op assessment checks. I am back in for a knock-him-out check-up in July. What a palaver? Still it gave me a chance to chat and joke with the staff, even the phlebotomist. I think I must know them all by name now.
Enough said. Might I now be allowed to refer to my original post and the follow-up replies. Firstly. Lyn. Why? I always understood British Law, that you hung a chap, after the crime. Not before. Your mention that I was still posting on another forum, after leaving that forum. Let???s put things straight. That incident involved a comment I made toward a new member. As a result. I posted a full apology. Then being as I class myself. An officer and a gentleman. I left the forum. In time, I began to get requests to rejoin the forum, members posts and general interest was rapidly declining. I am sure that you can see today. Members involvement is laging far behind that of membership on GW. I was welcomed back. Sad to say there is much fear that the forum will at some point be forced to close. At least I did my bit. Over time it has come to lite, that the member I supposedly offended has re-appeared and proved to be a troll. I don???t know Lyn. Would it be asking too much for a. ???Sorry Mike???
Concerning the other comments. I agree with Phillipa. Yes friendships formed in cyber space can often be far different from face to face, real life friendships. I was trained to pick out the good from the bad. I say this with the strangest conviction. My short time on GW forum. I feel that I have made some truly honest hearted friends, and I won???t listen to a word said against any one of them. I appreciate your comments and concern. I consider you to be a very wise person. Some of the other posts did seem to imply that Mike was, seeking sympathy and all of that. No Way. Dove and one or two others hit the nail on the head. Even my daughter Amanda has often said. Dad. You???ve been through a lot. Strange really, considering I am a wee bit scientifically minded. To me. A cancerous tumour in the bladder, was much like a wee babe in a womb, totally in it???s own tiny world. Then I became host to a viral infection. I think I must have hade every single side effect from this. To be honest. At times I even thought I was losing my marbles. To be truthful several times I even prayed. Please don???t let me wake up. In no way boasting. As I have said before. I really have worked hard to get to where I am. I try to enjoy life to the full. In all honesty. NO. I don???t feel any older than I did fifty years ago. My mind is still very active. I want to know more about life and the world around me. I said to Amanda today. I must get out and gather some field samples of pollen etc for my microscope slides etc. No friends. I am no different from any of you. I love gardening and the natural world. My mention of getting the puter fixed and then whether or not to return to the forum. Of course I will. However as perhaps some might have realized. When one is amongst friends. It would only be a right prat to desert those friends. Truthfully I don???t know. I obviously want to be with my friends. I also want to pursue my other interests. At times I wonder if the old gray matter is starting to fail. Then I think. Mike. Are you hogging the limelight? Please bare with me. Please have pity on this poor old s**.
Lots of love to all.