Pic of the day

Discussion in 'Trips Reports' started by gixer, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. Padstowe

    Padstowe Thru Hiker

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  2. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Like the pic, don't like the news

    Hope she gets better soon mate
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  3. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    Hopes alls well.
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  4. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Many thanks for the comments, it means a lot. :inlove:
    She's actually recovered very well since she was sent home from hospital (showing Covid symptoms :rolleyeses:, that's another story though and not for this pic thread) It all seems quite a while ago now. I'm looking forward to getting back to the same fantastic spot and spending the night this time.

    Anyway, a picture taken last night a mile from home of the thundery breakdown of the heatwave. Really impressive clouds last night.

    [​IMG]Skyfire over the shire by turnerminator, on Flickr
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  5. Rmr

    Rmr Section Hiker

    Great news, thanks for update
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  6. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

    Best wishes for you Mum Teepee.
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  7. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    Good detail and image sensor, what lens and camera are you using?
    Good to hear your Mum’s home.
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  8. Robin

    Robin Moderator Staff Member

    Best wishes
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  9. Heltrekker

    Heltrekker Ultralighter

    @Teepee hope your Mum's better soon
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  10. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Today's ride


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  11. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Very sorry to hear of your Mum's stoke @Teepee but pleased to hear that she is doing well. I thought I'd take the opportunity to relay a story of my Dad as it might be of help to others here.

    My 90 year old Dad was showing very strange symptoms a couple of weeks ago (16th June). Mum dialled 999 and paramedics attended but said he was fine. A few hours later my Mum called to ask me to go down, they live a mile away, as Dad wasn't able to get back to his chair, falling over, delirious etc. When I got there he was sitting in his chair and was a bit confused. I did some of the stroke tests, arms out in front, fine, count from one to ten, fine, what is your date of birth Dad? After a bit of thinking he opened his mouth and what came out was just garbled noises. I called 999 again. After they had despatched an ambulance the dispatcher asked me to do some more tests, smile, arms out etc and then asked me to get him to repeat "Mary had a little lamb". Again he couldn't form words although he clearly though that what he was saying was correct. I thought he was having a stroke or ischaemic episode.

    It turns out that the problem was severe sodium deficiency. What was causing the symptoms was a protein pump inhibitor, similar to Omeprazole which is used to treat acid reflux, peptic ulcers and the like. One side effect is to massively reduce sodium in the body. The treatment was simply to stop it and let his body sort itself out. He is back home now and nearly back to normal.

    He has had mini strokes in the past and takes clopidogrel to prevent blood clots but these had been stopped 12 days earlier because he was supposed to be having some surgery. Both the paramedics and me had been pressing him to drink lots and take Aspirin as we were worried about him having a stroke. Turns out this was absolutely the wrong thing to do in the circumstances.
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  12. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Phew!:oops: Glad it all turned out OK. :thumbsup:
    Thanks. :)

    It was taken on a Nikon Z6...a full frame mirrorless camera with a 20mm Nikon f1.8 lens. It's a nice and wide perspective without going crazy and it's quite light. Very useful for nighttime pics of camp as well as landscapes.

    [​IMG]Autumn in Stabbursdalen-6035 by turnerminator, on Flickr
  13. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I ended up in accident and emergency with close to zero sodium in my blood - not that I was aware of it before hand.
    It's very serious - your body cannot function without sodium.
    I was very lethargic and zero appetite - it built up over a number of days.
    Don't ignore such symptoms.

    In my case I was having an adrenal crisis (can be fatal). I'm now diagnosed with Addisons disease, which I control with drugs to replace the missing hormones - bit like diabetes but different hormones.
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  14. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    We had such trouble getting information from the hospital because of all this Covid business so when he came out almost OK it was a bit of a pleasant shock TBH. One spooky co-incidence was, on the same day, just after midnight (so next day really) our Border Collie had a stroke/ischaemic event. She has also had a remarkable recovery. Cheeky bitch is poking her tongue out at me :)

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  15. slovhike

    slovhike Thru Hiker

    The storm passed over me and was soaking wet at the top.. 20200629_153420.jpg
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  16. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Hare Today.

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  17. Rmr

    Rmr Section Hiker

  18. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Very kind of you to say but take a look at youtube photorealistic eye drawing if you want to see talent and maybe get some inspiration.
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  19. Rmr

    Rmr Section Hiker

    Will have a look but you've still got talent
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  20. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Bit of a run and mostly walk this morning. Some bush bashing, some track. Some steep, some flat.
    Tromping up to a bluff out of the dark. The sunrise is split by the seed-spear of an Austral Grasstree.
    Had to do a wee bit of scrub bashing to get a spot out of the wind-the Moonahs here are no higher
    than about half a metre from the constant battering of onshore winds.
    Enjoying my Chai stuff-my 'Jon BonJovi cowboy coffee' days are over.
    Straight out of Portugal-the greatest bushwalking biscuit known to humanity.
    Just don't think of the food kms!
    Lighthouse in the distance. Rainforest hills beyond.
    Correas here and there. Just can't get enough of these. The reds are my favourites.
    Snugglepot and Cuddlepieish>
    Flowering Gum.
    For the May Gibbs fans. FluffKitten?
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  21. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Section Hiker

    Getting right back into fly fishing over the last 2 or 3 weeks, watched these wee swans take there first paddle a week or two back, they're fairly getting big now.

    Aberdeenshire locals might (should) recognise the hill in the background

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  22. Rmr

    Rmr Section Hiker

    This evenings ride to Newstead Abbey, the former home of Lord Byron. 20200702_183457.jpg 20200702_183405.jpg 20200702_182822.jpg
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  23. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    A year ago we were on the Pennine Way.
    High Cup Nick.


    For much of the lockdown, the weather was so good I was happy with hanging at home (we are fortunate), beach trips, country walking (and the odd bivi) plus a couple of Dartmoor days out.
    Finally started yearning to be backpacking again. But typically, work has piled up!
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  24. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    A Notch in a Nick?
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  25. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    A nicked Notch?
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