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Alistair Hosie
02-20-2005, 02:07 PM
Just to let you know I have been a bit bad with my parkinsons lately and have not been writing much but just to reassure you I have been reading and you guys are the greatest your friendship means the world to me so I will be writing again as I am seeing the neurologist tuesday and hope he can give me something else for the shakes I love you guys remember that your pal Alistair God Bless

02-20-2005, 02:24 PM
Well, I sure wish you the best, and hope you get better soon Alistair. Your inputs add a lot here. I've gotten a lot of enjoyment from some of your comments. I still laugh when I think about your fictional account of wrecking your lathe.
Anytime one person can add something positive to another's life, he/she has done good in the eyes of God. ...and most of us let too many of those opportunities go by.


02-20-2005, 02:34 PM
All my best Alistair......Please keep us abreast of how you're doing. If the doctor doesn't treat you right, tell him we'll put John after his arse..... http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//wink.gif


02-20-2005, 03:02 PM
My very best to you Alistair, I always enjoy reading your comments. Cheers, Smitty

Pete Burne
02-20-2005, 03:26 PM

My wife had Parkinson's so I know what you are talking about.

The disease exhibits a wide range of symptoms and progression. I know of people who have had it for 20-30 years and it is reasonably controlable. I hope this is the case with you!!!!

I wish you all the best;


John Stevenson
02-20-2005, 03:39 PM
If you can't get the shakes cured sit in a hot bath and get Blodwen to throw a box of soap power and your dirty overalls in.

John S.

Paul Alciatore
02-20-2005, 03:39 PM
I'm truely sorry to hear that. I also have enjoyed your posts for both the knowledge and the humor. If we don't see you posting we will at least know you are listening.

The best of luck with the doc, hope you have a good one. I'll include you in my prayers.

Paul A.

Your Old Dog
02-20-2005, 03:41 PM
I enjoy reading your post. They generally keep me feeling humble! I'm no machinist to be sure but I have been around the block a time or two and I've learned that you can do as much if not more with tenacity and resolve as you can with experiance or medicine and science. We all need reminded of that from time to time. Be there any doubt, I'm reminding you of that now. I expect to see many more post from Alistar Hosie! Maybe you can straighten me out on this knurling thing they been talking about on this site !! Good Luck and I'll be watching for you.

Ray, (photograher with fantasy to one day be a fine (okay, adequate) machinist!)

Allan Waterfall
02-20-2005, 04:27 PM

That was a cruel comment by Mr.Stevenson,he knows you are too parsimonious to spend money on soap powder. Just rub your overalls on a rock down by the river like you usually do. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Seriously,I hope you can get some relief from your problem in the near future.

All the best.


Alistair Hosie
02-20-2005, 04:33 PM
Allan its not the overalls he has to worry about it's the underalls that stink just like Homers http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gifAlistair

02-20-2005, 04:45 PM

Sorry to hear that your troubles have been preventing you from enjoying life to the full & participating on the bbs.
Hope the doctor can do a couple of tricks for you and settle things down and we hear from you again soon with better news.


John Stevenson
02-20-2005, 04:53 PM
I was only trying to save you some electricity you tight bastich.

Dave Opincarne
02-20-2005, 04:53 PM

We've been missing you, It's nice to know your still reading the board.

Best wishes!


02-20-2005, 04:54 PM
Hurry back Alistair,

All you need is to get your gibs tightened a bit.

You've probably just exposed yourself to too much of that colorful paint you always use.

Well be waiting to hear from you.


02-20-2005, 05:01 PM
Alistair, I noticed you had not been posting much and I believe it was Allan that told the board you'd been going through a bout with Parkinson's. Please know that we do miss seeing your words on here but are glad to know that you're at least reading. I'll be praying for you and will be looking forward to seeing your posts again.

02-20-2005, 05:05 PM
All the best....BW

02-20-2005, 05:29 PM
Hope you have good luck at the Doc. Write when you can. I enjoy your posts and interaction with others on this board.

Dave Burnett
02-20-2005, 05:55 PM
Alistair I love reading your posts. It takes a great person to poke fun at himself and all of your comments about the Scotch being tight gets me laughing so hard it brings tears to my eyes. I wish you all of the best on your trip to the Doctor. Be sure to keep us all informed on the outcome as you know we are pulling for you. Dave.

02-20-2005, 06:00 PM
Get well soon http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//wink.gif

rob http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

Spin Doctor
02-20-2005, 06:07 PM
Alistair, I am truely sorry to hear this. I am going through health problems with my wife right now and I have a very good grasp on the pressures it puts on our loved ones not to mention te ones going through it. The best we can do is to live life to the fullest no matter our capacity to do so

02-20-2005, 06:10 PM
Sorry to hear about that Allistair. I hope the croakers can do something for you. I enjoy your input.

Maybe some of Thruds sisters meatloaf?

On second thought, probobly not.

02-20-2005, 06:15 PM
All the Best!!

02-20-2005, 06:42 PM
I wish you all the best ....


02-20-2005, 06:55 PM
Keep hope, My grandfather drove dump truck
and road grader for thirty years with parkinsons.

02-20-2005, 06:55 PM
Get well soon -- miss your posts!

02-20-2005, 07:20 PM
Get well enough to get back here soon,Jay

02-20-2005, 07:21 PM
Alistair -I'm new here, but I've read a lot of your posts and enjoyed all of them. I play with a band that does a lot of volunteer work with seniors homes. Our band leader clarinet/sax player has parkinsons. He is using some new meds and is playing as well as ever.

All the best.

02-20-2005, 07:30 PM
HEY, don't let it get you down.

My knees from working on the scaffold and ladders look like I been playing Rugby with ya..

OUR bodies are falling apart from puberty on. Keep moving, stay active, keep your relationships alive. Make the best of it friend.


02-20-2005, 07:31 PM
Been missin you lately. Take care of yourself and get back here quick as you can.

02-20-2005, 07:48 PM
I wish you the best, and hope you get a lot better

Have Fun
Be Safe http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

02-20-2005, 09:59 PM

best of luck with your visit to the doc. i enjoy your posts.

sorry i don't have any funny comments to add.

andy b.

02-20-2005, 10:09 PM
Hope you get on the mend soon,Don't let that John talk you into taking a bath till Saturday http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

02-20-2005, 10:30 PM
Alistair, I saw a special on a person who had parkinsons real bad with the shakes, and they inplanted a electrical device that produced a current in his brain and as they tuned the device his shakes stopped. His hands went from jumping 12 inches or so to perfectly flat. They interviewed him and he said it was marvelous to not shake anymore. This was a medical show on satelite. This might be worth checking it out. I hope that the shakes settle down enough so you can enjoy your life. I will be thinking about you. Pat

02-20-2005, 10:35 PM
Take care man. We've missed you around here.

Hoffman in Warner Robins Ga

charlie coghill
02-20-2005, 10:42 PM
Hope the Doc. can do some good.
Yes the Scotch took over the company that I worked for and they turned me out to pasture. Gee I love the Scotch. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif
Acually I had retired before the company was taken over. I teased the guys that I had worked with that they were going to have to start wearing the uniform of the day now, "SKIRTS".
Good luck Alistair.

02-20-2005, 10:58 PM
Alistair keep hanging in there, we miss your posts. Don't mind John, I think he is up tight for loosing Gert on the spot.

Neil Peters

02-20-2005, 11:35 PM
Alistair we are right here with you. Don't feel you are going through this alone.

02-20-2005, 11:36 PM
Alistair we are right here with you. Don't feel you are going through this alone.

G.A. Ewen
02-20-2005, 11:51 PM
It is awful when your body can't keep up with your ambition. I know how you feel my friend.

My mother has Parkinsons. She got to the point where she couldn't walk or dress herself. The doctor put her on some new kind of medication and she doesn't shake at all now.

I'm sure that they will find something to work for you.

Allan Waterfall
02-21-2005, 06:18 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by charlie coghill:

Yes the Scotch took over the company that I worked for and they turned me out to pasture. Gee I love the Scotch. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Drunken lot,if the Scots had taken over they would not have been so inebriated,although if they'd drunk a lot of scotch they might have been. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif


02-21-2005, 08:26 AM
Sorry to hear about your problem; G'bless!!

02-21-2005, 08:57 AM
We're with you buddy, you get well now you hear? Just a thought though, could it be that your exposed to too much green paint? http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif
Jim http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

02-21-2005, 12:36 PM
Goood luck Alistair. As for taking a bath I try not too. With the coveralls I hide them cause Audrey will wash them and then theyre no longer waterproof. My old friend Hobo Willie once told me. DONT EVER take a bath cause youll wash off the outer protective layer of dirt. This layer shields you from many of todays bugs and viruses. Unfortunately the same stick Audrey uses to carry the coveralls to the washer she also uses to poke at me unless I take a bath. They never told me about this before I got married cause maybe i wouldnt of.

02-21-2005, 07:26 PM
Alistair...hope you make out okay. When you get feeling better, you might want to paint some of Thruds sisters meatloaf GREEN!!! It will make you both feel better!

02-21-2005, 07:50 PM
The best to you and May God Bless:
Keep up the good humor. It makes life a little easier. I'm beginning to know what it's like to put up with this John S. person. Our new Pastor is English,from Grimbsy. I have to take a lot of ribbing from his wife Myrtle. I must say, they are great people.

02-21-2005, 10:41 PM
I thought I had a case of parkensons once, but it turned out to be an overbearing shop supervisor. All symptoms ended when he got swithced to day shift.
Take care, get well and all the best.

02-22-2005, 02:19 AM
My Brother
Kiss the dog and a pat to the good wife for me...or was that the other way around - Hell, kiss 'em both ya cheap bugger. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

I think John is just jealous - I hear his good wife won't let him fart in the bubble bath anymore - the neighbors were complaining again... http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//tongue.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Let me know how you are doing - write or call anytime (I will be in the hospital on the 24th for the NMRI late afternoon).

02-22-2005, 03:56 AM
Life can be a bitch sometimes Alistair, I'm sure that you can tough it out though; so to help you along, here are some more kind wishes and support from myself and my family http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

best wishes, Ken

[This message has been edited by speedy (edited 02-22-2005).]

02-22-2005, 04:58 PM
Best wishes Alistair.
I've several friends with Parkinson's. The condition is controlled in every case. But seems each has a different medication- not every thing worked the first time. And, they have to change the stuff every so often. Hang in there and "Fire the doc" until you find a solution. Bet you five to ten that you are better soon