Skin Troubles

You may remember my post from yesterday with a mystery skin ailment. Well, after spending 3 hours waiting at a walk-in clinic, I have my answer.

Shingles. Caused by the same virus as Chicken Pox. Still a mystery where and how I picked it up. I suspect the virus been dormant since I caught and recovered from Chicken Pox when I was young, but the blood test must have triggered its release.

Now, I have a week’s worth of medication where I have to take it every 4 hours.



Half Marathon Training – Day 11

Today’s run: EASY RUN WITH 5 STRIDES 4.60 KM (20sec high, 1min recovery x5)

I ran around 3k, but my phone rebooted. Again. Also, found an angry rash developing on my arm, which seems to have developed since my blood test earlier this month, so I’m going to get it looked at at the walk-in clinic tomorrow, and check with my GP next Wednesday.

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Bizarre train safety video shows cartoon passenger being decapitated

Kudos to them for trying to deliver to message, but a bit of a strange way of doing it…


A video showing a cartoon train passenger being decapitated has been released as part of new train safety campaign.

Tyne and Wear metro commuters are warned ‘don’t be insane, use your brain’ when boarding trains in the clip released earlier this week.

The animated song clip features another character getting his arm stuck in a train door and a dog also being decapitated.

Lyrics of the song in the video include: ‘There was once a time when I felt fine before insanity took my life / I messed with the doors now I’m no more / I’m dead now it was better before.’

Operator DB Regio said 80 trains had been delayed since April due to passengers obstructing doors.

‘The number of incidents where people obstruct the doors is quite high,’ explained Sharon Kelly, director of customer services.

‘These incidents cause disruption, delays and cost us a lot of money…

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