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Old 3rd Dec 2021, 17:44
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Loose rivets

Has any one had comms with Loose rivets recently ? He seems conspicuous by his absence. I hope he's ok
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Old 3rd Dec 2021, 19:09
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Try Rob Benham - Frinton - on facebook (I am not a member so not able to access)
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Old 3rd Dec 2021, 22:13
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Well, he was still posting on FB on November 3rd.
But, who knows what might have happened since?
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Old 3rd Dec 2021, 23:35
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I hope he is ok
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Old 3rd Dec 2021, 23:37
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Old 4th Dec 2021, 16:30
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I attempted to send Rob a PM but his mailbox was full. I know a number of us are concerned and hope the best for Loose Rivets.

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Old 4th Dec 2021, 16:37
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I think he has been on Quora recently. You may be able to contact him there.
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Old 4th Dec 2021, 17:05
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Originally Posted by Mike6567 View Post
I think he has been on Quora recently. You may be able to contact him there.
he appears to have been active on Quora in the last 24 hours:

https://www.quora.com/What-do-I-do-t...r/Rob-Benham-2
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Old 4th Dec 2021, 20:12
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Thats good to know, He's still with us then.
I like most of his posts,others annoy me ,but I wish him well.
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Old 4th Dec 2021, 20:35
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I sent him an email from here telling him we were all worried about him.
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Old 4th Dec 2021, 21:06
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I have sent him an email as well, I have the address because of discussions about his book.
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Old 5th Dec 2021, 01:18
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Hello everyone. Thank you for your kind concern.

It has indeed been a very difficult time which was not helped by finding I had incurred the wrath of PPRuNe mods. I'm not even sure why I posted the Tube of an Ozmate captain venting about jabs and flying, but at the time I was stuffed full of pain-killers and probably wouldn't have put something like that on the serious R&N with a clear head. I had listened to the Qantas 50k hours ?! captain's rant for its entirety and the message seemed to be, don't have the jab AND THEN GO FLYING. Seemed sensible enough as I'd had a tough time with my 3rd jab, which I mentioned. Anyway, when I came back to the forum, I was locked out of R&N and had lost all my post count. I was looking forward to passing 4,000 posts, a bit like Muttley with his medals. Then I found my post had to be run by a Mod before being actioned. So, no flow of communication. It seemed a huge mallet. I'd read every post on the Boeing threads and put a lot of work into understanding the technical details. It's how I'd expect to interact on R&N.

At the time I handled it like I'm handling most things at the moment. If I see no clear answer, I just get lost in something else. Like Quora, or doing Oxford PAT tests (I'm crap) and the like. It's probably why my desk is covered in unanswered mail and dust. Pain killers . . .

I went to the doctor about what I thought was sinus headaches, and he suggested an anti depressant. I agreed, purely because I know they can boost thinking power, and I needed some of that. I took one at 22:30 and set about some science stuff. It was horrible. Just felt hazy. I ran a few games of Bloxorz and was astonished to find my memory was hugely improved. In the early hours I had a dream that I could spend an hour describing - a usual side effect. Sometime, I don't know when, I was standing in the loo and the next thing I knew I was crawling along the corridor trying to get back to my bed. I had multiple injuries.

I've told the tale of coming off my motorbike when I was 17. I got a 'hi-sider' and tumbled down the road a long way. From that day to the moment in the bathroom, I'd not hurt myself significantly. Just Judo stuff, but nary a scratch despite years of serious DIY. Now I had five separate points of injury and was significantly worse than the motorbike thing. It beggared belief. Because of Covid, I resisted all help except phone triage with the local GP's surgery. It happened ~ mid October, and they have been long weeks of healing time. I forum friend took me for coffee and pub a couple of times and that was fantastic. It's the first time I've been back to the Red Lion since Covid.

I'll only post about the pill because it's kind of interesting in an odd sort of way. I never faint and am very anxious to not have any record of such an issue. So what could have happened? After a long time I reasoned that I'd gone into a dream state without the dream paralysis that usually protects us. I'd thrashed about much in the way the poor moggies that they inhibit REM muscle movement, crash wild eyed about their cages. Nothing else makes sense. My usual barmy lateral thinking?

A rare call from one of my American sons, who happens to be a professor of Clinical Psychology. I hasten to add, he also refuses to experiment on animals. He asked for the name of the drug. In seconds he'd got a paper about Duloxetine which mentions significant issues with REM sleep. I'll read it tomorrow. I'm musing about my GP's reaction. I'm also musing about just what happened in those bizarre moments. Not a pretty sight.

One day at a time.
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Old 5th Dec 2021, 06:20
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So glad to read your post even though it was difficult to read about all the rough things that have been happening to you. All I can wish you is 'onwards and upwards' and that you continue your visits to the Red Lion and enjoy the company of friends. Some meds can play havoc with your systems for many years afterwards (personal experience). The psychological effects of the pandemic - whether or not you get the virus, whether or not you are vaccinated - are often unexpected and disrupt our lives more than we might have given them credit for. You are a very welcome and valued contributor to PPRuNe and I'm delighted to see your post. Please stay with us. You (like us all) are unique and none the worse for that. Kindest regards.
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Old 5th Dec 2021, 07:44
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Maybe the Mods could look kindly on this situation?
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Old 5th Dec 2021, 09:07
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Glad to see you're back - albeit still recovering from your nocturnal thrash.

An extremely disturbing side effect of the medication. Fortunately, your literary talent remains intact for my delectation.

Take care,

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Old 5th Dec 2021, 10:48
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Welcome back LR
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Old 5th Dec 2021, 12:08
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Damn he’s back
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Old 5th Dec 2021, 12:43
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Thanks everyone. And NutLoose, that was the first belly-laugh in a long time.
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Old 5th Dec 2021, 13:09
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Good to have you back. Trust the Rivetess is well.
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Old 5th Dec 2021, 13:36
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Maybe the Mods could look kindly on this situation?
Maybe the mods could have a little think about vanishing a very active poster aged over 80 without a trace! It's inevitable people will start to wonder and to worry...
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