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 Author Thread: When did I become too old for low cut tops??
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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When did I become too old for low cut tops??
Posted: 3/24/2011 5:10:12 AM
what would i know? i'm just a grumpy old man lol
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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antibiotics...
Posted: 8/16/2009 2:49:29 AM
Anniesea, the medication you refer to is Erythromycin ( a macrolide antibiotic) and is used for people who are allergic to penicillin. Most penicillins work best when taken on an empty stomach (either one hour before meals or two hours after) with an 8-ounce glass of water. The water helps prevent the medicine from irritating the delicate lining of the esophagus and stomach. However, some types of penicillin can be taken on either a full or empty stomach. These include amoxicillin, penicillin V, and the tablet form of bacampicillin.
Penicillins work best when there is a constant amount circulating in the body. So it's important not to miss a dose. Also, it's best to take doses at evenly spaced intervals, both day and night. You must complete a course of antibiotics to completely eradicate the infection. Failure to complete the course may allow the infection to come back worse than before and more resistant to antibiotics.
Hope this clears thing up.
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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Anyone here with arthritis? Or swine flu?
Posted: 7/1/2009 8:52:14 AM
Alma, I don't know what pain relief you are taking but ibuprofen and diclofenac are good anti-inflamatory meds, you could supplement this by taking paracetamol at the same time. This will increase the efficacy of the ibuprofen or diclofenac. As you probably know, your form of arthritis should only last roughly up to 6 months with no after effects
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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Anyone here with arthritis? Or swine flu?
Posted: 6/30/2009 2:51:01 PM
Alma, unfortunately you are at the age when rheumatoid arthritis typically starts. It is an auto-immune disorder which basically means your immune system attacks the fluid found in joint spaces. It also affects your tendons and ligaments as they are lubricated by the same type of fluid found in the joints. I suffer from rheumatoid and osteoarthritis so if you have any questions feel free to mail me. Be guided by your GP and the hospital consultant as they do know best. The Arthritis Research Centre (ARC) have an excellent web site for most of your questions. By the way the pain and stiffness never goes away but it can be controlled by a combination of drugs.
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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paedophilia...is it a mental illness?
Posted: 4/8/2009 4:47:29 PM
according to the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) 9, section 302.2, paedophillia is a disease. EH22 you said in the past that you work in health care, therefore you should know that NO mental illness can be cured, that includes schizophrenia, depression, bi-polar disorder and by it's very definition, paedophillia. they can only be controlled by medication or cognitive therapy. perhaps you should go back to the books? as for the lady poster who states that it's not like a disease such as say an infection or whatever, you are right - mental illness is more complex due to the many and varied chemical processes in the brain. i am not defending psaedophilles but people should really learn more about the theory behind it. calls for them to be castrated or executed may be construed as irrational thoughts and therefore classed as sociopathy - just a thought
as the good book says - "judge not less ye be judged"
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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Should pubs here in the UK be allowed to sell Marijuana ?
Posted: 2/1/2009 11:54:16 PM
Should pubs be allowed to sell it? NO, NO and again NO. I am a psychiatric nurse and most admissions to acute units are due to the use of illegal drugs including marijuana. Marijuana can cause paranoid delusions and schizophrenia amongst other mental illness and i've seen a lot of lives destroyed by it
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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Was pub landlord right to ban drinker for wearing his kilt?......
Posted: 1/10/2009 5:39:39 PM
cashback, where do you get your facts about the kilt? the history of the kilt can be traced back to at least the end of the 16th century in Scotland. I'm Scottish and always wear a kilt for formal wear and have done so in many countries. No one has ever objected. Is this ban justified - in my opinion, no, but it's the pub that loses the custom.
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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Gaza Massacre
Posted: 1/6/2009 6:37:49 PM
i've been reading all the posts and thinking, why should we really care about who started it and what one country is doing whilst the other is doing something else. Do we not have enough problems on this island to contend with? Just a historical thought though - substitute Israel with England, and substitute Palestine with Scotland, Wales, Ireland, most of africa, north america, the Indian sub-continent parts of the far east and parts of the middle east. Now most of these countries fought back and took what was rightfully theirs and I don't hear anybody taking sides over this. What if Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland decided to take up arms to become independent nations and take back all that was taken from them by the English? would the same people on this forum say that the Scots et al. are terrorists and not have the right to do so?
Just food for thought
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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This reduction on VAT..
Posted: 12/6/2008 12:43:29 PM
VAT was reduced by 2.5% on everything Vatable except gas and electricity as the VAT on them is only 5% and EU regulations wont allow VAT to go below 5% nor can it be removed completely. Duty was increased on tobacco, alcohol and petrol/diesel to cover the reduction of VAT on these. I'm ashamed to say that Brown and Darling are Scottish - and no we don't want them back up here, that's why we have a SNP government I think a better way to give people more money would have been to raise taxable allowances by at least £500 but only on the basic rate of tax so most people would notice a difference in their pay packets. Just my opinion
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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Cure/treat at any cost
Posted: 9/13/2008 8:22:54 PM
in response to those who accuse drug companies if profiteering, new drugs take years to develope and test, sometimes at the cost of billions of pounds and once on the market the company only has an exclusive licence for 10 years to manufacture these new drugs. After that any drug company can manufacture them. If these drug companies didn't make big profits they wouldn't be able to develope new drugs. The blame for lack of money in the NHS should be heaped on the Labour and Tory idiots who have created so many layers of new management over the years and created so much extra paperwork that only administrators can do. Last year was the first time ever when admin staff outnumbered clinical staff in the NHS. And people wonder where the money is going? Do people also know that the NHS has a projected UNDER spend of over £1 billion this year!!!
Before anyone asks, I am a registered nurse with over 20 years service
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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Should Teachers Be Sacked For Going On Strike Today?....
Posted: 4/25/2008 2:52:41 AM
people seem to forget that over the last 10 years, teachers have had a 17% rise in wages after allowing for inflation. This is at a time when results show that fewer children than ever can read and write to an acceptable level. Business leaders reckon that exams are beind dumbed down and universities are running classes because kids going to university cannot read or write properly. So should teachers be sacked - yes if they are incompetent.
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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NHS workers paid £120.00 an hour
Posted: 2/3/2008 1:15:54 PM
You've got to remember that the nursing agency gets roughly 45% of that. Most nurses only get about £10 to £12 an hour in a nursing home or a hospital ward - more if they work weekends, public holidays or nights, Some agencies do charge a lot more for working over the christmas period and if it is a speciality i.e. paediatrics or theatre. Mac you're right about one thing the NHS does not pay holiday pay, national insurance contributions or pension and does not have to pay for update training for these nurses or their uniforms, innoculations etc., etc. and they agency nurse isn't entitled to sick pay like those in the NHS
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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Is British law fundamentally flawed??
Posted: 1/27/2008 2:18:25 PM
I think I should point out that there is no such thing as British Law. The legal system in Scotland is very different to that of England. Most laws up here are covered under common law . For further information go to
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scots_law
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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Asda to fine parking cheats
Posted: 1/11/2008 6:11:20 PM
Up here in Scotland, legislation is in the pipe-line and will hopefully be passed this year and will cover all private car parks, supermarkets etc. and the fine will be£60. My suggestion would be to pressurise your M.P's or whoever to adopt this legislation. Also wheel-clamping is illegal up here and there is no trespass law. Coucils anywhere in the U.K. can issue fines but only on public roads and council owned car parks and only if the appropriate traffic regulation is in place.
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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Boss strikes a blow for smokers..
Posted: 1/10/2008 8:16:10 PM
^^^^^ got to agree with you on that. Diesel vehicles spew out a lot of sulfur and unleaded petrol contains benzine which is a powerful carcinogen not to mention the carbon dust from exhausts and asbestos which is on the brakes. Has anyone noticed that profits of pubs, clubs, bingo halls etc. are down since the ban came in? I think a bit of common sense is needed over this ban IMO
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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Tunnel / Bridge Tolls should they be scrapped
Posted: 1/4/2008 8:50:00 PM
Isn't it great to be living in Scotland. Later this year there will be no tolls on bridges and we don't have toll roads or tunnels <img
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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OFFENSIVE JOKES
Posted: 12/16/2007 9:26:04 AM
what's the difference between a prostitute and a lawyer? the prostitute stops screwing you after your dead!

What's the only car in the world to go from 100mph to 0mph in 1 second? Princess Di's mercedes
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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Bipolar
Posted: 11/23/2007 5:45:02 PM
Disturbed Angel, agree with you about the fluoxetine (Prozac), there are other drugs in the same group of SSRI's and SNRI's but they can only be prescribed by specialists and not G.P.s. The lady in question really shouldn't use diazepam or any other kind of benzodiazepine (anxiolytic) as a person usually becomes dependant on them after about 10 days, then you need to start increasing the dose to get the same effect. A tri-cyclic anti-depressant can also be used for panic disorders and the benzodiazepines should only be used if the anti-depressant is not working. In this case I think the fluoxetine should be increased as it is the recommended first line treatment for generalised anxiety disorders. If she has not been seen by a specialist, she should ask her G.P. to refer her to one.
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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If You Was A Doctor Or A Nurse.?.
Posted: 11/22/2007 3:59:29 PM
it's a no-brainer! I'm a nurse and I would treat him/her regardless of what he/she has done. A nurse or doctor just goes on auto-pilot and does what's best for the patient - feelings do not come in to it. For any nurse or doctor to say otherwise is not professional and they should be removed from the register
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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Do hospitals make you ill??
Posted: 10/18/2007 2:21:21 PM
am I right in presuming that all these cases are in England and Wales? NHS in Scotland is a different set up. Most wards in the city where I live in have specialist nurses that come to visit and advise patients of their after care. They are then all seen by district nuses after discharge when neccessary. Most are also seen at out-patient clinics after operations etc. The local hospital is also investing £2.5 million on new beds that are easier to clean and are meant to be more bacteria resistant. Beds are no longer allowed to leave wards which should cut down on the risk of cross contamination in other areas. I'm not saying that things up here are cleaner or better, but it looks like things are improving now that the NHS is a devolved matter up here and Labour no longer have control freaks running the place
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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Nothing compares to you
Posted: 10/18/2007 5:21:45 AM
got to have a heart to show any emotion - so that rules me out!!
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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Mental Health Problems
Posted: 10/18/2007 5:19:28 AM
there are only 2 types of depression - reactive, which is grief or some other environmental cause, or endogenous - this is due to the chemical imbalance of no known cause, it also covers post natal depression. Both types of depression are caused by the chemical imbalance of seretonin in the brain. There are many treatments involved i.e. use of drugs which include Mono Amine Oxidase Inhibitors (special diet required due to the reaction with certain types of food), Selective Seretonin Re-uptake inhibitors ( such as Fluoxetine or Prozac), Selective Noradrenaline Re-uptake Inhibitors or Tri-cyclics such as amytriprtyline. Counselling is also advised in conjunction with drug therapy. There are also the extremes of Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT) or pyscho-surgery which is only used in extreme irretractable depression when all other treatments have failed
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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Computers and printers and techno stuff?
Posted: 10/13/2007 4:14:45 PM
might be a software problem. i had a problem with lexmark a few years ago. turned out i had to do a clean install i.e. delete all previous installation attempts and start again. best sticking to Epson printers
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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paedophilia...is it a mental illness?
Posted: 10/4/2007 12:17:59 PM
according to the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) 9, section 302.2, paedophillia is a disease. doesn't make it an excuse though. the "urges" can be diminished by certain types of medication



vvvvvvvvv
i meant to say that the theory is that drugs in conjunction with proper behaviour modification therapy should work to control their "illness". Doesn't always work so i'd lock them up and throw away the key
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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No Mail for the next 48 hours - Post Strike
Posted: 10/4/2007 12:05:28 PM
IMO, do we really want to go back to the bad old days of the 1970's when the tax payer bailed out nationalised industries at the cost of tens of £millions PER WEEK? and taxes going back up to 30 odd pence in the pound? imo never again. if royal mail and the post office were private companies they would have went bust a long time ago.
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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What's your Pirate name?
Posted: 9/18/2007 10:04:42 AM
old name : stevencl

new name: Cap'n Argus Nastyscab
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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Would you be prepared to die for your country
Posted: 6/3/2007 3:51:09 PM
for Scotland - yes
for britain - no
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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the power of the word -choice of author
Posted: 6/2/2007 5:36:24 AM
Robert Ludlum
Tom Clancy
Valerio Manfredi
James Herbert
Sven Hassel
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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How do you know if you are getting older,
Posted: 5/24/2007 3:07:53 AM
you know you're getting old when it takes all night to do what you used to be able to do all night (not me personally)
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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Would you seek revenge...if you've been hurt by your ex.hubby./ partner.
Posted: 5/17/2007 7:10:29 AM
it would probably depend on what the person had done to me. i did have revenge on an ex by ensuring she couldn't get a job in the local area
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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Gossip Mongers and Back Biters
Posted: 5/15/2007 5:13:02 AM
student nurse, being a fellow health professional, is it just me or is it nurses i find are the worst for b1tching and back stabbing?

vvvv i think women are the worst in hospitals but that's probably cause there is so many of them us men don't get a chance
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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OFFENSIVE JOKES
Posted: 5/11/2007 5:26:24 PM
Jesus confronts a mob who about to stone someone to death and says "let he who is without sin cast the first stone." Just as he turns away a rock hits him in the head. Jesus turns around and say "Mother!!"
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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A FEW EXTRA POUNDS
Posted: 5/11/2007 5:19:29 PM
they say the camera adds 10lbs to a person looks wise - but some people - how many flamin' cameras are on them!!!
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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scottish independence
Posted: 5/11/2007 2:47:48 PM
owlman i think you'll find the oil companies paid to find the oil. it's about time we had independence from england. also i think you'll find that scotland, ireland and wales were all independent at one time until the english invaded. if the republic of ireland can make a good job of being independent then why can't scotland?
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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What's So Great About Being Single In Scotland?
Posted: 5/11/2007 2:36:36 PM
Falkland was the home of Mary, Queen of Scots. It's not far from a lot of great places to go and not that far from some of the most beautiful countryside in the world. Good thing you've got a car cause there is so much to see and do in Scotland within a 90 minute drive of Falkland. Hope you have a great time

Fernilee.......pmsl
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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music to be buried by
Posted: 5/3/2007 4:41:37 AM
has got to be nothing else matters by metallica or all of my love by led zeppelin
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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Nipples Showing/Bra-less
Posted: 5/3/2007 4:36:07 AM
kazzimo some of us men prefer women with small boobs - it's not the size that counts but quality - and i'm sure yours are lovely
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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polycystic ovaries and endometriosis
Posted: 4/30/2007 12:49:25 PM
shylo, here is a link that might help http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polycystic_ovarian_syndrome

Hope it is of some use to you
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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selling the home to pay for residential care..
Posted: 4/26/2007 2:27:46 AM
not sure about this lily but i seem to remember from somewhere that there is a way of doing it but it's complicated and involves lawyers. I have a fact sheet from help the aged if you want to mail me or go to http://www.helptheaged.org.uk/NR/rdonlyres/7C5E3999-2AED-4B59-ABC2-7391DAFE9F46/0/paying_for_your_care_home_is.pdf
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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dying, does it worry u
Posted: 4/25/2007 6:36:02 AM
why worry about it? we all have to die, it's just a matter of when, where and how!
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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selling the home to pay for residential care..If the frail person meets the local eligibility criter
Posted: 4/14/2007 5:40:57 PM
at the end of the day, it all boils down to money. If you want people to have free care in the community or nursing/residential homes, it has to be paid for through council tax or rises in direct taxation. this country can't afford low taxes and free care. they have totally free health care etc. in sweden i think but then they pay about 60% tax on the basic rate.
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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Need advice on very depressed ex? Worried
Posted: 1/9/2007 3:16:36 PM
oxxx prozac or fluoxetine to give it its proper name is a seatonin inhibitor or SSRI (selective seatonin re-uptake inhibitor). this type of drug has fallen out of favour although it is still prescribed. venlafaxine is a SNRI (selective Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor) It works on both serotonin and norepinephrine.

Goldenboy, both of these types of drugs can take up to three months to work although typically you can expect to see some type of effect after 6 weeks. It is important that she takes her fluoxetine and go to see her psychiatrist/psychologist as the combination of both will help her come through this, but don't expect a quick fix, it can take some time for her to get back to "normal". Before anybody queries me i was a qualified nurse in mental health
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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What type of guy/gal do you go for nowadays
Posted: 1/8/2007 4:33:05 PM
this might come as a shock to most of you ladies but i've never been keen on women with big t*ts also not keen on women who bite their finger nails or women with more spare tires than michelin
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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utility bills
Posted: 1/8/2007 4:13:45 PM
the problem is that these companies are ripping us off. wholesale gas prices have come down by 50% in the last few months but these f***ing companies keep putting their prices up
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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the term United Kingdom
Posted: 1/8/2007 4:00:40 PM
if the polls in scotland (SNP lead polls) are to be believed then all this will be irrelevant this year as the scottish parliamnetary elections are in May i think - then the SNP will be in charge in scotland and then we will have our indepenence. Vin i think you'll find that crown dependencies have their own parliaments and westminster has no say in how they are run hence different banking laws income tax rates etc. Also don't think many people in Wales will agree that they are part of England
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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Need advice on very depressed ex? Worried
Posted: 1/8/2007 3:46:18 PM
goldenboy, you shouldn't have told her not to take her medication. Depression is a result of altered brain chemistry and the Prozac (Fluoxetine) helps restore this balance by inhibiting the brains ability to re-uptake the chemical seratonin. You must remember that people who suffer from depression can make irrational decisions so they need the structure of medication and "therapy" wether it is from a psychologist or psychiatrist. If she is not seeing either and only dealing with the G.P. get her to ask for a referal to one of the mental health teams in her area. If you do want to help her it may be helpful for you to impose boundaries to the type of help that you give her and remind her of this. You have your own health to take care of and you wont do either of you any good by running yourself down too.
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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Self Confidence...
Posted: 1/7/2007 9:40:58 AM
because of my job i have to show a degree of confidence but inside i'm riddled with self doubt and have no confidence when it comes to women
vvvvv glad to know i'm not the only one like this, but i'm still leaving here 'cause a woman totally shattered my confidence recently - she's not on this site
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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What would you ALL do if
Posted: 1/6/2007 11:43:40 AM
I would never do it. once the trust has gone there is nothing left and the paranoia of wondering your partner is would eat away at you. For me it would probably hurt too much for it to go all pear shaped again
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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When that strip turned blue....
Posted: 1/4/2007 4:11:08 PM
i remember it very well, i was over the moon
 stevencl
Joined: 6/19/2004
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what are your hopes and aspirations for 2007
Posted: 1/4/2007 1:57:06 PM
I'm leaving this site soon so all i want to do is finish my degree and get a decent job
 
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