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cresta57 Jul 4th 2019 12:01 pm

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Originally Posted by Dorothy (Post 12706478)
The 12 month old sounds great. Ross River not so much. I got it in February 2017 and it was a bitch!

The Doc recons complete recovery in 6-12 months. Bloody scary as I've spoken to a few others that have it & they reckon it never goes away. A mate of ours swears she's crippled with it after two years. My initial thought was that she was playing upon it, now I'm not so sure lol. Some are back to normal in 6 weeks others 3-6 months I'm guessing it has something to do with how fit your body is prior to infection.

cresta57 Jul 4th 2019 12:14 pm

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Originally Posted by rasen78 (Post 12706538)
I was wondering how things were going? Such a wonderful thing you have done :wub: Hope you feel better soon Xx

I should do an update really but in a nutshell the parents are slowly improving and the baby is at this point going to be returned to their care before July 2020. She [daughter] is expecting again due September 12th. Oxygen thief still using periodically. Older two girls really traumatised and refusing contact with parents as they feel as though they've been replaced with new children. Sad really but on the positive side I worked for an RSL Advocate recently & they have sorted out some mental health counseling for the girls, based on our son still being serving RAN personnel. Eldest GD diagnosed with PTSD. It's been a long three years lol.

the troubadour Jul 4th 2019 12:54 pm

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No I've pulled the pin . At least with the Australia section. The forum has been in decline for years if the truth be known. (sometimes rather stimulating even back in 2008) Nothing or little to do with right/.left postings(as one peep suggested) as that was specific few postings, but easy for some to appropriate blame. Far fewer interested in immigrating from UK, besides I guess and forums are increasingly yesterday by the looks of things., along with so many other forms of social media to steal time.

Dorothy Jul 4th 2019 1:40 pm

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Originally Posted by cresta57 (Post 12706556)
The Doc recons complete recovery in 6-12 months. Bloody scary as I've spoken to a few others that have it & they reckon it never goes away. A mate of ours swears she's crippled with it after two years. My initial thought was that she was playing upon it, now I'm not so sure lol. Some are back to normal in 6 weeks others 3-6 months I'm guessing it has something to do with how fit your body is prior to infection.

I was relatively lucky that physically I was fairly healthy so it only lasted about 6 months. My very good friend is a diabetic and she was really crippled with painful joints for a good couple of years. Apparently once you have the virus it can flare up years later. At least according to the GP who I saw when I got sick.

Swerv-o Jul 5th 2019 1:50 am

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Originally Posted by Alfresco (Post 12705870)
Sorry I haven't been around for ages. Life has been sooo busy.

Anyone still around?

:beer:

Yup, still check in from time to time. It's a shadow if its former self though...


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scrubbedexpat098 Jul 5th 2019 4:07 am

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Originally Posted by Dorothy (Post 12705892)
Unfortunately not many. The forum has been killed off by a few assholes whose constant bickering and "left vs. right" arguments drove everyone away. It's a shame really; this used to be a great place for information and just a chat.

Typical lefty response :p

tomar Jul 5th 2019 11:38 am

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I check in occasionally, but honestly the constant apparent agro between a certain few posters puts me right off bothering.
However my good news is that after 16 years on a temporary retirement visa I finally got PR a few weeks ago.

moneypenny20 Jul 5th 2019 1:55 pm

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Evening Alf.

Dorothy Jul 5th 2019 2:16 pm

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Originally Posted by tomar (Post 12707010)
I check in occasionally, but honestly the constant apparent agro between a certain few posters puts me right off bothering.
However my good news is that after 16 years on a temporary retirement visa I finally got PR a few weeks ago.

Congratulations! Citizenship next?

tomar Jul 5th 2019 9:07 pm

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We will apply for citizenship the moment we are eligible. We have made Australia our home as have 2 of our children who followed us here and are now citizens.

old.sparkles Jul 6th 2019 2:04 am

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Here sometimes - usually when I'm avoiding uni work, house work, etc (so probably more than I should be LOL)

Alfresco Jul 6th 2019 12:03 pm

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Originally Posted by moneypenny20 (Post 12707049)
Evening Alf.

Good morning MP.

Alfresco Jul 6th 2019 12:06 pm

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Originally Posted by paulry (Post 12705880)
Nah, they're all out on chicken parade.

And trying to cross the road safely. 😉

Alfresco Jul 6th 2019 12:07 pm

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Originally Posted by Dorothy (Post 12705892)
Unfortunately not many. The forum has been killed off by a few assholes whose constant bickering and "left vs. right" arguments drove everyone away. It's a shame really; this used to be a great place for information and just a chat.

Indeed. I agree.

ozzieeagle Jul 6th 2019 12:18 pm

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Simple fix, and one in place on other forums for the same reason, people frustrated by political bickering..... Dedicated "Politics" subforum. Ergo a Moderation issue.

Try it and you'll get the Aus section back within 18 months.


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