Unseen Academics - Book Signings ????

Moderators: Jason, Toothy, Tonyblack

Unseen Academics - Book Signings ????

Postby quizgeezer » Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:33 am

Has anyone heard any rumours about any signing dates in the UK ... having a collection of nearly 200 1st/1st's still awaiting a signature, I would be interested in any future dates.

And before anyone mentions it .... NO ... I won't be taking them all at once.

Iain Clover aka QuizGeezer
"Quizgeezer@aol.com"

http://www.quizgeezer.co.uk/index.htm
Iain Clover aka QuizGeezer
A man currently on his 44th orbit of the Sun
User avatar
quizgeezer
New member
 
Posts: 14
Joined: Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:20 am
Location: Kent UK

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:19 pm

Sadly I think you can expect less signing tours. Not only the alzheimers, but Terry also suffers from R.S.I. that causes him a great deal of pain.

But check out the Transworld homepage HERE - there may be info of tours there. :)
"Goodness is about what you do. Not what you pray to."
User avatar
Tonyblack
Moderator
 
Posts: 29330
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:29 pm
Location: Cardiff, Wales

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:05 pm

Or go to one of the Discworld Conventions.
He willnae tak' a drink! I think he's deid! , on the other hand though A Midgie in yir hand is worth twa up yir kilt.
User avatar
Who's Wee Dug
Member
 
Posts: 15235
Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:31 pm
Location: Stirlingshire, Scotland

Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:55 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Sadly I think you can expect less signing tours. Not only the alzheimers, but Terry also suffers from R.S.I. that causes him a great deal of pain.


R.S.I. ?? what is that? and :cry: :cry: :cry: I can understand that with my Graves/Fibromyalgia and complete top to bottom spine issues.
Aha! So, Bob's yer uncle... very clever.
User avatar
Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit
Member
 
Posts: 3885
Joined: Tue May 05, 2009 7:25 pm
Location: Byron IL USA and The Quirm School for Young People ... it's genetic, you know

Postby Lady Vetinari » Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:19 pm

You have Fybromyalgia? I have that too ... my sincerest sympathies to you hun! what is graves?

R S I - Repetitive Strain Injury, you get it if you use your hands a lot - eventually the pain is so intense you can't use them but it's not like arthritis. Knitters, writers, and secretaries tends to be the most mune to it. (Well you have immune!)
Who Watches The WatchMan?

Image
User avatar
Lady Vetinari
Member
 
Posts: 1028
Joined: Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:17 pm
Location: Sator Square Patricians Palace Ankh Morpork

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:32 pm

It's CTS in American - carpel tunnel syndrome, the curse of the regular keyboard user... :wink:
"Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.” George Bernard Shaw
User avatar
Jan Van Quirm
Member
 
Posts: 10635
Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:07 pm
Location: Dunheved, Kernow

Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:12 pm

OH!! Ick, I have that in both hands/wrists, I play guitar and used tools on robots and factory lines. Graves is when a part of your brain decides that the Thyroid is the enemy. It tends to run in families and is brought on by EXTREME STRESS. My stress over the topper was my apprenticeship in a "man's world". It sends out antibodies to try and kill the thyroid and the thyroid fights back by becoming "SUPER THYROID" making your metabolism run amok and the antibodies attack every part of you from head/hair to toenails.

I would not wish this disease on my worst enemy. He is Dead now, and i still would not wish it on him. I had a really bad doctor who did not diagnose me properly for over 11 years and by then I almost died. I had a heart attack and went to another doctor. He walked into the room and shouted "My God Woman, There's Something Wrong With Your Thyroid!!!" He asked why I didn't think something was wrong when I could eat whatever I wanted and not gain weight and my boobs got bigger. I said, and this is an exact quote..." I Thought It Was a Gift From God, You Fool!"

My eyes were bulging out of my head and had a goiter the size of a big sort of flattened out Peach on my neck. I was partially blind in both eyes and had to have about 25 hours of surgeries, 4 different ones to save my sight. If they had an olympics for the worlds largest eye muscles, the specialist said I would come in at First or second place in the world. Most people just die when they get to where I was. My Dad died from it.

I "should" be ok as long as I don't stress more than usual LOL and keep taking the proper meds at the exact same blasted times every single day for the rest of my life. "It is, what it is" and "you have to be able to laugh at yourself or you will just cry" are my new mottos.
Aha! So, Bob's yer uncle... very clever.
User avatar
Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit
Member
 
Posts: 3885
Joined: Tue May 05, 2009 7:25 pm
Location: Byron IL USA and The Quirm School for Young People ... it's genetic, you know

Postby poohcarrot » Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:17 pm

Not sure about that first motto. :? It's a bit like the "thankyou for being you"
And the second one's a bit too long.
"Disliking Carrot would be like kicking a puppy."
"You kicked a puppy," Lobsang said accusingly.
User avatar
poohcarrot
Member
 
Posts: 10425
Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:11 pm
Location: NOT The land of the risen Son!!

Postby Lady Vetinari » Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:22 pm

Yikes ... erm ... I have an underactive thyroid ... so definitely my sincerest sympathies. I am on 75grams of thyroxine everyday for the rest of my life too ... I hate my health issues but I am getting over my Agoraphobia though but I still have things wrong with me that won't go away.
Who Watches The WatchMan?

Image
User avatar
Lady Vetinari
Member
 
Posts: 1028
Joined: Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:17 pm
Location: Sator Square Patricians Palace Ankh Morpork

Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:30 pm

poohcarrot wrote:Not sure about that first motto. :? It's a bit like the "thankyou for being you"
And the second one's a bit too long.


:P :P :P

how about..." Oh No, not I, I Will Survive, As Long as I know How To Love, I Know I'll Stay Alive, 'Cause I've got All My life to Live, and I've got All My Love To Give, so I'll Survive, Oh I'll Survive.... I WILL SURVIVE!! "
Aha! So, Bob's yer uncle... very clever.
User avatar
Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit
Member
 
Posts: 3885
Joined: Tue May 05, 2009 7:25 pm
Location: Byron IL USA and The Quirm School for Young People ... it's genetic, you know

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:40 pm

Three's company then I had mine taken out or most of it 20 odd years ago seriously overactive,I went down to 8 stone in weight I was told they take out more than they need just to make sure or it will grow back again,I have one the size of a teaspoon now,thyroid that is. :roll: now on a very low dose 0.05msg daily,still get a little hyper but not a lot when stressed. :)
He willnae tak' a drink! I think he's deid! , on the other hand though A Midgie in yir hand is worth twa up yir kilt.
User avatar
Who's Wee Dug
Member
 
Posts: 15235
Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:31 pm
Location: Stirlingshire, Scotland

Postby Polly » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:01 pm

i'm a fellow sufferer - was diagnosed 2 years ago after coming home from work and falling asleep on the sofa! - do you now how hard it is for some one with a bad memory to remember to take tablets !! :? going to the doc's tomorrow morning for my blood tests to see how stable I am ...thyroid wise that is... :D
Polly
New member
 
Posts: 46
Joined: Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:59 pm
Location: Kilmarnock, Scotland

Postby Lady Vetinari » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:28 pm

Sorry for that Polly ... me is thinking we should rename this Thyroid Anonymous!
Who Watches The WatchMan?

Image
User avatar
Lady Vetinari
Member
 
Posts: 1028
Joined: Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:17 pm
Location: Sator Square Patricians Palace Ankh Morpork

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:15 pm

Polly wrote:i'm a fellow sufferer - was diagnosed 2 years ago after coming home from work and falling asleep on the sofa! - do you now how hard it is for some one with a bad memory to remember to take tablets !! :? going to the doc's tomorrow morning for my blood tests to see how stable I am ...thyroid wise that is... :D
Glandular fever does that to you as well remember falling asleep sometimes at work Image then I worked in a hospital in admin but it was a private one so I could not be treated there,that was before I had developed Hypothyroidism.
He willnae tak' a drink! I think he's deid! , on the other hand though A Midgie in yir hand is worth twa up yir kilt.
User avatar
Who's Wee Dug
Member
 
Posts: 15235
Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:31 pm
Location: Stirlingshire, Scotland

Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:18 pm

Lady Vetinari wrote:Sorry for that Polly ... me is thinking we should rename this Thyroid Anonymous!


LMAO yes, unfortunately, it is the MOST under/late diagnosed part of the body, they called it "The Trickster" by one med book article.
Aha! So, Bob's yer uncle... very clever.
User avatar
Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit
Member
 
Posts: 3885
Joined: Tue May 05, 2009 7:25 pm
Location: Byron IL USA and The Quirm School for Young People ... it's genetic, you know

Next

Return to Latest books

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest