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Offline Roger Kettle

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Re: Time to break the silence.
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2020, 06:54:38 PM »
Diane, I'd never heard of "Viking hand disease" and had to google it. Sounds very unpleasant. I hope you're managing to cope with it.

Offline Diane CBPFC

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Re: Time to break the silence.
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2020, 04:43:26 PM »
Thanks Roger, I have a mild case and it hasn't progressed much in three years. When I first got it I was in a panic thinking I had to get something done about it pronto and that is hard in Canada as there were only three specialists in the whole country listed.

But good old Facebook to the rescue once again - joined a FB group just for it and yes there are horror pictures of surgery before and after photos almost every day, but there are also people who have had mild cases for 25+ years whose conditions stay about the same and their stories are very hopeful. 

Scotland has lots of cases.




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Re: Time to break the silence.
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2020, 05:55:13 PM »
Diane, I think Margaret Thatcher had the same thing, she had an operation for it.

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Re: Time to break the silence.
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2020, 06:54:55 PM »
Bill Nighy has it.
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Offline Roger Kettle

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Re: Time to break the silence.
« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2020, 08:32:04 PM »
As I said, Diane, I'd never heard of it so it's strange to hear that it's prevalent in Scotland. I hope the progression you mention continues slowly or, ideally, disappears entirely.

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Re: Time to break the silence.
« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2020, 02:00:46 AM »
As I said, Diane, I'd never heard of it so it's strange to hear that it's prevalent in Scotland. I hope the progression you mention continues slowly or, ideally, disappears entirely.

It is twice the national average in Scotland - I think it is one of those things people don't go around moaning about because by the age you get it you are falling apart in general by then anyway. 
People will come from strange lands to hear me speak my words of wisdom. They will ask me the secret of life and I will tell them. Then maybe I'll finish off with a song. The Nomad