The Celtic Curse - TFK Haemochromotosis Sufferers and Carriers Thread


#521

Great news @Fagan_ODowd


#522

Thanks Fran. @Julio_Geordio how are you hanging in.
mate?


#523

29


#524

267 :eek:


#525

RIP Fran.


#526

Hi Fran… you made a little quip there recently that made me LOL - I think some poster said they get no thanks — and you said loads of thanks around here, maybe it’s you … or something along those lines … Anyway, I thought it was a great little reply and I just wanted you to know that before you die.


#527

Fran, what the absolute fuck? Have you been on the drink again? I’m in on Tuesday.


#528

It had been about 9 months since my previous visit. I wouldn’t say I’m gone mad on the drink but I haven’t really altered my lifestyle in any great way to account for my condition. I’m booked in again for early June


#529

Your comments give me great solace at this difficult time


#530

#531

Good man @Fagan_ODowd


#532

Those of you who actually work may have missed it but when I was out and about in the car there earlier Pat Kenny had a good piece on haemos on his show. He had Maurice Manning, Ireland’s first openly Haemo man and a doctor called Frank Murray.

There are 40,000 of us in this country.

#youarenotalonefran


#533

Must have taken a lot of courage for Frank to come out like that


#534

There may be 40000 of you but you share a narrow genetic line that the rest of us in the know are avoiding like the plague


#535

I was talking to the consultant there today. He said that by his reckoning 55% of haemos have Tipperary or Galway blood in them somewhere along the line. I didn’t quiz him on how he came to this conclusion


#536

Sounds to me like he’s trying to throw a poor Waterford fella some sort of bone for the hurling.


#537

It never rains but it pours


#538

That is very wide. Would need to know in what generations the mutation happened to make sense of it


#539

234 :arrow_down:


#540

70