Tag: <span>Donalda Bint</span>

Donalda Bint (not her real name I should maybe mention) offers a suggestion on how to get through the christmas shopping nightmare (it’s in the comments). Seems like a good way to do it, but unfortunately it’s not an option for me. I’m not fond of needles but that isn’t why.. the reason is simple: Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH). Ohhh look at those big medical words.

Essentially my cholesterol is too high, at last check it was 6.3 (ideally you should be lower than 5), it is a genetic ‘flaw’ inherited from my Dad, who takes daily medication to keep his under control. Nothing too serious as I’m aware of it, but the doctor said no donating blood for me until it was lower. He also said that it typically doesn’t level itself out until I’m about 30. Which is now. Guess I need to make an appointment.

Ohh and if I suddenly stop blogging, the last sentence in the article will be why.

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Mystery solved. “Donalda Bint” was in my English class at school, and I’ll leave her anonymity on this site up to her.

Was nice to hear from her, and I was instantly transported back to Miss Scott’s class, discussing To Sir With Love, and wondering why Miss Scott was single. Ahhh Miss Scott, why did you marry Mr.McClusky the geography teacher when you could’ve ended up with me. Such are the fantasies of a teenager with raging hormones.

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Well my post yesterday (Society Anger) certainly stirred up the proverbial can of worms (or have I got my mixed metaphors muddled up?). I love hear other people’s opinions, such as those made in the comments yesterday, and as ever a few have changed my mind a little. I still believe that a small percentage of the country needs to be clamped down on (as do Scottish Labour if their election policies hold true), as I still believe that we need to have a system of help and support for those families who need it.

What I think we all agree on, no matter your preferred solution, is that this problem has gone on for too long. We are now at the third generation of ‘these’ families, and the longer this goes on, the harder it will be to tackle.

Thanks to all who commented, including the ‘anonymous’ Donalda Bint* who offered the flipside to my point of view, I doubt this is the last I will mention this topic.

* Despite the few hints left in the comments I’m still no nearer figuring out who this is.

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