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An Extra Limerick

Post by billwright » Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:25 am

You have to laugh: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Laughter being the best medicine.

When first I was told the bad news,
I seriously considered the booze.
But then I thought "NO!"
I'll give it a go
Try to vanquish it. Nothing to lose!

So with heavy heart I set to.
More blood tests and urine tests too
The biopsy was bad
MRI made me mad
But date is set for the remove.

So now I will just have to wait
For the day of my terrible date
With the man with the knife
Looming large in my life
To cut out this pesky prostate.

Next stop is the clinic in Brum
Yet another scar on my tum
On the 28 inst
I'll be there on the plinth
Where the surgeon'll be giving it some.

As soon as he's finished the work
I'll have to go fitness beserk
I'll get back to the oar
Getting sprint time galore
Hopefully racing next year at the BIRC

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Re: An Extra Limerick

Post by Daffy » Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:46 am

Not only a record holder, but a poet too! ^O^ =D> =D>

Wishing you and Trish all the best for the coming weeks - you will be in our thoughts. You know it's beatable - and I know you are one of the toughest around. My money's on you! :fssmile:
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Re: An Extra Limerick

Post by Mat » Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:49 am

Loved the poem 8) Here's wishing you all the very best Bill for your forthcoming op, and for an excellent recovery :fsbgrin:
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Re: An Extra Limerick

Post by Scoop » Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:44 am

That's brilliant Bill :lol: :lol: A very nice set, as they say.

All the best with it - not that you need luck. You're unbeatable :fsbgrin: :fsbgrin: (I know, 'cos I tried in Manchester :lol: )
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Re: An Extra Limerick

Post by Stan » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:16 am

All the best Bill, we are all rooting for you.
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Post by hewitt » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:19 am

Stan wrote: we are all rooting for you.
Definately Bill. :D All the best with the up coming op mate.
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Re: An Extra Limerick

Post by plummy » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:22 am

Positive Mental Attitude - you've got it in abundance. That along with the heart and soul of a warrior will get you through this.

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Re: An Extra Limerick

Post by Paul Victory » Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:06 pm

Great poem Bill and great attitude. We'll all be thinking of you.

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Re: An Extra Limerick

Post by Doc RowSlo » Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:49 pm

Best of luck Bill.
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Post by zootMutant » Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:37 pm

Here's lots of positive energy coming your way! Wonderful poem... laughter truly is the best medicine!
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Re: An Extra Limerick

Post by SlowSi » Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:14 pm

Stick in there Bill, we are all behind you, as ever great attitude and spirit.

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Post by Huw Thomas » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:48 pm

Good luck Bill - I'm sure you'll be back in no time - great poem. T%hinking of you
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Re: An Extra Limerick

Post by stumpy » Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:08 pm

Hope all goes well Bill, Trish give him a "nice" biscuit for being a good boy, in fact give him the whole packet. :fsgrin:
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Re: An Extra Limerick

Post by Wolfmiester » Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:01 pm

Great prose Bill, matches the great attitude.
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Re: An Extra Limerick

Post by Pepe » Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:43 pm

A wonderfully spirited limerick, Bill.
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Re: An Extra Limerick

Post by JonathanA » Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:05 pm

Best wishes for '28th inst' and beyond Bill. Look forward to seeing you in action again soon.
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Re: An Extra Limerick

Post by strider77 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:06 pm

Bill was a Marine we all know
He's not used to taking a tow
He ploughs his own field
And never will yield
With good health restored watch him row

All the very best Bill and Trish :fsbgrin:
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Re: An Extra Limerick

Post by billwright » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:00 am

Thanks everyone for your good wishes. Today's the day.

Here they come - they're coming to take me away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ha Ha! :lol:

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Re: An Extra Limerick

Post by BorisZ » Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:08 am

Hope Anesthesia and Surgery were all good - and a speedy recovery...
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Re: An Extra Limerick

Post by Thomas W-P » Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:39 am

Good luck Bill.
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Re: An Extra Limerick

Post by cweed » Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:58 pm

Bill sending thoughts and prayers your way. Glad you have Trish there to take care of you. Hope you have a speedy recovery from surgery.
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Re: An Extra Limerick

Post by billwright » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:03 pm

All done and dusted. Just got out of ICU so still a bit dozy. That's the first hurdle overcome. Doc says no rowing for six weeks so no BIRC!

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Re: An Extra Limerick

Post by Doc RowSlo » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:29 pm

Well done Bill :fsbgrin:
Now the hard work begins. Heal quickly ;-)
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Re: An Extra Limerick

Post by Stan » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:39 pm

Good to see you back Bill - pity you cannot do BIRC but it would be good if you could spectate?
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Re: An Extra Limerick

Post by Mat » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:04 pm

Glad all went well today Bill :fsbgrin: All the best for a speedy recovery
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