Work Visit or Lack of it
My visit to UWE (uni of West of Eng) will have to wait, my lift has vapourised. Although it’s only 3 miles away, there are no direct buses from here.
I was an electronics tech for the Engineering department at UWE, which is now the CEMS faculty, which I think stands for Computing, Eng, maths, Science…….not sure on the science, but I cant think what else it would be. I’m surprised they didn’t use N for engineering…
I have thought about studying P/t again, but although I was half way through a degree last time, that was a long time ago, so I would have to start again. Also, what to do? In some ways it seems daft to go over old ground. I think I will just have to suck it and see…
Health Matters – Doh! How Boring, and self-obsessive!
Tektin3 – Its a protein, and is a structural part of the dynein ‘motor’ of cilia – and other microtubules – ie the tails of sperm………Hmm well I seemed to have no problem there……3 kids and quick conception, so I seem to have enough sperm with good outboards on them. Or at least I used to have good……snip snip!!
So what gives eh! ….. Tektins (1,2,3s) also crop up elsewhere, cilia of the lungs, and cilia to help move the spinal fluid about….Oh yeah not to forget other Hair Cells, ear maybe?…Hmmm maybe need other factors to cause a problem, ie other genetic dooflangles…….over 40 genes are in the section of deleted chromo17 that defines HNPP……only a few are known….most are supposed to be ‘pseudo’ genes (does that actually mean they are inactive?? ) So how come only PMP22 causes those with HNPP problems….Even restricting PMP22 to the peripheral nervous system requires several assumptions to be made, ie it crops up in many other tissues. Hmmm…..then there’s the environmental effect……it’s no wonder this disease has so much variability…
Maybe GELFS are the answer (genetically engineered lifeforms – as in Red Dwarf)…..nanotech, …….. OMGosh !! Here Mutie Mutie! “Zap! Zap! Wham wham”
Well England are through to the next stage, though I think they willl beat their next opponents, or at least should do, Ecuador cannot be underestimated, it could easily become another ‘egg on face’ moment…
Tomorrow, maybe a day to visit my ex-work mates , they should be winding down a bit before the summer hol, ……… I still think I’ll do the painting course though……now sorry to jump about like this………I thought maybe I could try studying again, small bites first to see how it goes…….engineeering was my old academic past-time …… maybe …… maybe I should say hello bed…..
well at least they’re through to the next round!!
Says it all really. Yesterday was a bummer…..Dizzy as hell, couldnt get any housework done, it’s hard enough with the palsies and the breathlessness, but chuck in a good slab of dizziness, and I’m all over the place.
I did get out to do a bit of food shopping, but as I was in danger of uploading the contents of my stomach, I just grabbed the essentials and fled the whirling vortex that the local supermarket had become.
Anyway it wasn’t all doom and gloom. I cooked some new pots, sliced and fried with spring onion, herbs, and a dash of olive oil. Served with mushroom, tomato and tofu smush.
Too much football!!! I’m not sure I can bear to watch England V Sweden tonight, I’m sure if I watch it they will lose……
Just tired out today. My body doesnt seem to want to work properly. I know what it is, well mostly, but there’s nowt I can do about it. Just ride it through and trudge onward….Tras, tras tras…..
I’m in a phase of seeing lots of Doctors, or having tests, I’m sure that when these tests are over, and assuming there’s no cure just management, then that’s what I’m going to do…..manage it, hopefully without the need to see anymore doctors. They just wind me up no end, real communication is almost impossible, but I suppose that’s inevitable, it’s not a relationship based on equality, and there’s far too much game playing going on….No Thanks! I have better things to do.
Oh well, back to the housework, not that I’ll get much done today with my legs feeling this detached.
A gorgeous sunset tonight!
I’ve posted this link in the “Blast!” above, it’s really worth a look at ,…… If you like clouds……
I kid you not……
Try “Cloud of the month”
Well the weather isnt so good today, rather grey, but luckily the humidity isnt too bad as yet.
I slept well last night, must have been the cider, it is rather more-ish but deceptively strong.
I have been taking some pics of various bugs in the garden, I think we may have displaced some from their homes as we have been pruning back some of the shrubs. I’m sure one of them was doing some kind of dance, quite an odd looking beastie.