Diary Thursday 14th April 2016

Preston, England
April 15, 2016 4:52am CST
My mum got her meds reduced by her family doctor, which I hope is the right move as the hospital prescribed higher dosages for her heart condition. Such switching around with the meds is rarely good. I found a Google app that allows free unlimited photo storage so this is greatly speeding up my photo editing processes but there is still a lot to do yet. The evening involved going out with my science fiction group friends. The Bank pub was running its own little beer festival with extra guest ales and it was a sombre opportunity for us to raise our glasses to a science fiction hero we all loved, Gareth Thomas, who played Blake in TV’s Blake’s 7, who died earlier this week. Many of us there had met him. lovely chap who could drink a bar dry of cider on his own. RIP Gareth Thomas All the episodes of Blake's 7 are currently on Youtube Arthur Chappell
Blake's 7. Full Episodes and Seasons in playlists on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/Blakes7Movies Blake's 7 is a British science fiction television s...
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@ladylaura89 (1413)
• Manchester, England
15 Apr 16
good to hear she has had her meds reduced
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• Preston, England
15 Apr 16
yes it is promising - she is doing very well at present
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• Manchester, England
15 Apr 16
@arthurchappell that is really great news how long was she on meds
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• Preston, England
15 Apr 16
@ladylaura89 she has had various meds for years due to diabetes, brittle bone condition, blood pressure, and osteo-arthritis - it was adding steroids that caused her heart attack early last month - this in itself meant more meds but her doctor has streamlined the aamounts she needs now - she still has to have about 16 different pills to swallow every day
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@kevin1877uk (36108)
11 May 16
Not seen Blake’s 7 in years, remember seeing it when it was on TV in the 80's was it or was it later 70's?
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• Preston, England
12 May 16
late 70's to early 80's. Many episodes are on Youtube in full now @kevin1877uk
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@kevin1877uk (36108)
13 May 16
@arthurchappell I've watched the first one all over again, good to see it again after all these years, plan on watching the others.
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• Preston, England
13 May 16
@kevin1877uk it is a very good series
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@LadyDuck (118457)
• Switzerland
15 Apr 16
If your family doctor reduced the meds, I think your Mom is better. Let's hope she continues to get better.
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• Preston, England
15 Apr 16
@LadyDuck she was struggling with having to take so many - it was almost a full breakfast serial in itself
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@LadyDuck (118457)
• Switzerland
16 Apr 16
@arthurchappell I know that it's never funny to be obliged to take too many pills. I think she feels better now that she has less to take.
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• Preston, England
16 Apr 16
@LadyDuck I hope so yes, as it is not a regime I would like for myself either
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@celticeagle (114184)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Apr 16
Who is Blake's 7? I'm in the US of A.
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• Preston, England
15 Apr 16
@celticeagle Blake's 7 was a popular science fiction series that ran for four years about a handful of resistance fighters taking on a fascist galactic empire run from Earth - Blake got hold of an alien fighter ship called the Liberator and led his resistance with that - it had a great theme tune and a very sexy lady villain called Servalan who ran the evil federation
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@celticeagle (114184)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Apr 16
@arthurchappell ....I see.
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@Marcyaz (36125)
• United States
13 May 16
Your mothers doctor should know if her meds need to be reduced or not. Sounds like a good deal with the free unlimited storage for your photos. RIP Gareth Thomas even though I never heard of Blake 7.
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• Preston, England
13 May 16
@Marcyaz a good actor and nice chap - my mum's meds fluctuate quite a bit around her different treatments
@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
16 Apr 16
hopefully the doctor is doing whats right, not what she wants because she wants it
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• Preston, England
16 Apr 16
yes, I hope so too, it is very dangerous to get the balance of mixed meds wrong
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@teamfreak16 (35174)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 Apr 16
With so many musicians passing away this year, a lot of us have kind of forgotten that other celebrities are leaving us as well. Glad you got to raise a pint to your guy.
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@amadeo (46151)
• United States
15 Apr 16
Glad to hear that she is responding to the lower doze there?
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