Napoleon's Piles

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Napoleon's Piles

Postby Mick F » 20 Aug 2019, 4:53pm

Doctor Dupuytren sorted them out for him! :D
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillaume_Dupuytren

I don't suffer from piles, but I do suffer from Dupuytren's Contracture. Got an appointment with the doc in a couple of weeks to see what they can do.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dupuytren%27s_contracture

It doesn't affect my cycling at all, as I can grip the 'bars and brakes easily. It's the extension of the flat of the hands that I can't do these days. Typing on a keyboard is easy of course, but playing the piano is difficult ............ not that I ever could! :lol:
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Re: Napoleon's Piles

Postby Paulatic » 20 Aug 2019, 5:00pm

Viking disease.
I’ve got it but nothing too bad yet. From my mother's side of the family all males seem to get it.
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Re: Napoleon's Piles

Postby pete75 » 20 Aug 2019, 7:17pm

Nowhere near as bad as Nobby's Piles.

http://viz.co.uk/category/nobbys-piles/


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Re: Napoleon's Piles

Postby Mike Sales » 20 Aug 2019, 8:04pm

Piles are no joke!

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Postby Mick F » 21 Aug 2019, 8:05pm

I'm sure they're not. :shock:

I have this issue with my palms and fingers. I have no idea what this long-standing problem was called, and Mrs Mick F got on Google to find the name of it.
I got in touch with the local health centre and could describe the name of it and the symptoms. They fully understood.

Seeing the doc on the morning of Sept 11th.
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Re: Napoleon's Piles

Postby pete75 » 22 Aug 2019, 12:10am

Mike Sales wrote:Piles are no joke!

Then why do many people think they're funny?

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Re: Napoleon's Piles

Postby Mick F » 22 Aug 2019, 9:11am

Goodness knows. People have strange senses of humour I suppose.

I named this thread after reading about the french anatomist who treated Napoleon, as well a defining the issue I have with my hands.
Until I read the Wiki article, I had no idea that Napoleon suffered like that.
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Re: Napoleon's Piles

Postby Mike Sales » 22 Aug 2019, 9:19am

pete75 wrote:
Mike Sales wrote:Piles are no joke!

Then why do many people think they're funny?


We all stay a bit childish inside. Any thing a bit rude is funny.

Pee poo belly bum drawers

A song by Flanders and Swann.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSrXqOI9988

Having piles is humiliating but not fatal.
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Re: Napoleon's Piles

Postby PDQ Mobile » 22 Aug 2019, 10:27am

Mike Sales wrote:
We all stay a bit childish inside. Any thing a bit rude is funny.


Indeed.
Connolly proves the point!
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Postby mattheus » 22 Aug 2019, 10:56am

Paulatic wrote:Viking disease.
I’ve got it but nothing too bad yet. From my mother's side of the family all males seem to get it.


"
Long ago, in the sixteenth century in Scotland, the chieftains of Clan MacLeod were chieftains of the Island of Skye. Second only to the MacLeods were their pipers, the MacCrimmons.

1-PiperThere are many stories as to how the curse arose. Some say that the MacCrimmons were cursed by a widow whose only son was taken by the press gangs. Others tell of a MacCrimmon woman by the name of Annag who was punished for giving piping secrets to her MacPherson lover, by the removal of several fingers.

Whoever performed the curse, all are agreed that the angry woman foretold that the MacCrimmons would cease to be the official pipers to the MacLeods of Dunvegan and would leave the Isle of Skye forever.

And so it came to pass. The fingers of the MacCrimmon men bent so far into their palms that they became unable to play the bagpipes any more.

And from that day on, any piper who suffers from Dupuytren’s Contracture will tell you that he has been affected by the Curse of the MacCrimmons.
"

https://dupuytrens-society.org.uk/information/history/

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Re: Napoleon's Piles

Postby Mick F » 22 Aug 2019, 3:30pm

Excellent!
Nicely put.

Mine have got so bad now, that I'm going to have something done. Generally, I can put up with many things, but slowly this contracture is debilitating me. I can still hold a beer glass and ride a bike, so it's not all bad I suppose, but other than those two ....... and typing with two fingers like I always do and my father did before me ............. things are getting difficult now.
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Postby fausto copy » 22 Aug 2019, 3:40pm

I think it's running in our family, handed down via the Tudors, (didn't think they were vikings!).
My grandad had his operated on many years ago, fairly successfully, but I think, as with most things, the operation hs a far better outcome these days. I've got very early symptoms which I'll be keeping an eye on.

No doubt you'll be cycling to the pub for many more years yet Mick. :wink:

I've also had that problem at t'oher end, and it's definitely no laughing matter. :(

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Postby Mick F » 22 Aug 2019, 6:00pm

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Postby PDQ Mobile » 22 Aug 2019, 7:14pm

fausto copy wrote:I think it's running in our family, handed down via the Tudors, (didn't think they were vikings!).
My grandad had his operated on many years ago, fairly successfully, but I think, as with most things, the operation hs a far better outcome these days. I've got very early symptoms which I'll be keeping an eye on.

No doubt you'll be cycling to the pub for many more years yet Mick. :wink:

I've also had that problem at t'oher end, and it's definitely no laughing matter. :(

I hope I am correct in saying the Tudors came from Angelsey. A Norse name!

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Re: Napoleon's Piles

Postby Mike Sales » 22 Aug 2019, 7:28pm

PDQ Mobile wrote:I hope I am correct in saying the Tudors came from Angelsey. A Norse name!


I have visited the church in Penmynydd, Ynys Mon and seen the alabaster effigy and tomb of Goronwy ap Tudur Hen, a tudor ancestor.
Viking? I don't know about that. The Vikings and Saxons called the island Anglesey.