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by Annoyed Grunt
Sun Nov 15, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: The Road Cycling Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 17697

Re: The Road Cycling Thread

Best way to get back to wherever you're staying is to ride. Same as getting to the start. The area around the finish is packed so finding any transport or arranging for someone to meet you to bring you home is a nightmare. Better to ride the 5 miles or so back to base. It has the added benefit of l...
by Annoyed Grunt
Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: TW Members. Introspection on an Epic scale.
Replies: 570
Views: 43247

Re: TW Members. Introspection on an Epic scale.

Let me add my very best wishes. Thanks. Update: If all goes to plan, he will be admitted to the transplant unit on 16th November with the actual transaplant being done on the 26th November. Thanks again for the messages it means a great deal. this is great news - he (and you) continues to be in my ...
by Annoyed Grunt
Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: TW Members. Introspection on an Epic scale.
Replies: 570
Views: 43247

Re: TW Members. Introspection on an Epic scale.

Update: If all goes to plan, he will be admitted to the transplant unit on 16th November with the actual transaplant being done on the 26th November.

Thanks again for the messages it means a great deal.
by Annoyed Grunt
Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: The Road Cycling Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 17697

Re: The Road Cycling Thread

Jimbo, quick question. Once you've finished, how to you then get around/back to your hotel?
by Annoyed Grunt
Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: TW Members. Introspection on an Epic scale.
Replies: 570
Views: 43247

Re: TW Members. Introspection on an Epic scale.

Thanks everyone. Stressful times at the moment, hoping for the light at the end of the tunnel.
by Annoyed Grunt
Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: TW Members. Introspection on an Epic scale.
Replies: 570
Views: 43247

Re: TW Members. Introspection on an Epic scale.

bobo the clown wrote:
Bruce Rioja wrote:Best of luck to you all, mate, and well done to the donor. Absolute respect.
Ditto. All the best in the World to Freddie.
Thanks Bruce and Bobo.
by Annoyed Grunt
Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: TW Members. Introspection on an Epic scale.
Replies: 570
Views: 43247

Re: TW Members. Introspection on an Epic scale.

Freddie had to be admitted last night. He bumped his gum around half five and it wouldn't stop bleeding. Had to have a platelet transfusion. He's home now. Donor update. They have found another donor, 32 year old male. He is allowing them to take marrow direct from his thigh bone (what our consultan...
by Annoyed Grunt
Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: TW Members. Introspection on an Epic scale.
Replies: 570
Views: 43247

Re: TW Members. Introspection on an Epic scale.

We don't know any of the circumstances surrounding the reason as to why she's delayed. If this other fella is a 10/10 match and can get him sooner we go with him. They really want to get it sorted as quick, due to the severity of his condition.
by Annoyed Grunt
Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: TW Members. Introspection on an Epic scale.
Replies: 570
Views: 43247

Re: TW Members. Introspection on an Epic scale.

Another update.

The girl has agreed to the 3rd of December. However, there may be another 10/10 match. We should know on Monday, this one may be able to do it sooner. Again, all work done by Anthony Nolan, working so hard to get this sorted.
by Annoyed Grunt
Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Today I'm angry about.....
Replies: 19431
Views: 582120

Re: Today I'm angry about.....

That the woman who is an ideal match as a donor is too busy to donate. I find that absolutely staggering. What sort of a person goes on the register, then when called upon is 'too busy'? feck me! Best of luck to you all mate and fingers crossed that another match comes up very, very soon. Our thoug...
by Annoyed Grunt
Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Today I'm angry about.....
Replies: 19431
Views: 582120

Re: Today I'm angry about.....

That the woman who is an ideal match as a donor is too busy to donate. I don't know the details, but assuming the donation will ultimately save a life? If so, what sort of world do we live in when someone is too busy to save a life? :( If he doesn't have it, he'll die. His condition is that serious...
by Annoyed Grunt
Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Today I'm angry about.....
Replies: 19431
Views: 582120

Re: Today I'm angry about.....

That the woman who is an ideal match as a donor is too busy to donate. I don't know the details, but assuming the donation will ultimately save a life? If so, what sort of world do we live in when someone is too busy to save a life? :( If he doesn't have it, he'll die. His condition is that serious.
by Annoyed Grunt
Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Today I'm angry about.....
Replies: 19431
Views: 582120

Re: Today I'm angry about.....

That the woman who is an ideal match as a donor is too busy to donate.
by Annoyed Grunt
Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: The Road Cycling Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 17697

Re: The Road Cycling Thread

Thanks for the advice. Had a look at the place you mentioned, but booked up. May have to go with Travelodge/Premier Inn next to the Excel.

Will be getting out on club rides in the build up to it, so group riding will be ok.
by Annoyed Grunt
Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: The Road Cycling Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 17697

Re: The Road Cycling Thread

There's a Premier Inn at the shopping centre at Stratford, which is next door to the QE park. We used it just after the Paralympics. Not sure how far in advance you can book, but may be worth giving them a call. Hopefully it's not already full. Will give that a try. Not made a good fist of organisi...
by Annoyed Grunt
Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: What are you watching tonight?
Replies: 17431
Views: 584014

Re: What are you watching tonight?

TANGODANCER wrote:Nobody admitting to watching Aliona, but it's okay, I know you are..... :lol:
I am, Tango.
by Annoyed Grunt
Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: The Road Cycling Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 17697

Re: The Road Cycling Thread

Random, but I stayed both times at the royal foundation of St Katherine in limehouse. Cheap as chips, good breakfast and comfortable place to stay. It has secure parking which is important and you can keep the bike in your room. It's 15 mins ride to the start and 20 mins back from the finish. It ge...
by Annoyed Grunt
Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: The Road Cycling Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 17697

Re: The Road Cycling Thread

Random, but I stayed both times at the royal foundation of St Katherine in limehouse. Cheap as chips, good breakfast and comfortable place to stay. It has secure parking which is important and you can keep the bike in your room. It's 15 mins ride to the start and 20 mins back from the finish. It ge...
by Annoyed Grunt
Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: The Road Cycling Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 17697

Re: The Road Cycling Thread

There's a Premier Inn at the shopping centre at Stratford, which is next door to the QE park. We used it just after the Paralympics. Not sure how far in advance you can book, but may be worth giving them a call. Hopefully it's not already full. Will give that a try. Not made a good fist of organisi...
by Annoyed Grunt
Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: The Road Cycling Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 17697

Re: The Road Cycling Thread

Have done ride London twice. If you need any advice or tips, let me know. Good luck for it - it's a great event and fun weekend in London. Where would be the best place to stay over? London. :conf: Nice one, thanks! :mrgreen: There are a few hotels in town but you don't really say what your bidget ...