Monday, 19 May 2014

Some bad news and the state of the Challenge Weeks

Hey Boys, Girls and People (I use that word loosely) from Essex,

Well I like to keep this Blog as Oldhammer (By my definition) as possible but now and again my personal problems do get aired as I tend to find I've fostered a almost Pub like atmosphere to this Blog where you can talk about any subject in a friendly manner (Except Religion unless It's Chicoism ™)

So what's my point?

Well some of you may have noticed the slight decrease in posts and painted figures, this is not dew to the Blog closing down but rather to my failing eyesight.

Yesterday I got back from seeing a Dr in the specialist Moorfields Eye Hospital in central London and they have found 3 problems so far (More tests are needed this Friday)

They are:

Increased pressure behind my eyes
Mild Diabetic Retinopathy
Small tear in my right eye

Now this is far from great but it could have been worse so I have to look on the positive side of things, It does mean painting and hobby related goodness will decrease alot for alittle while.



Chico Challenge Weeks™

Now as the Challenge Weeks were brought in to keep myself and others focused on painting figures 1 at a time/small groups rather then whole armies, I'd like to think it has been a success with 4 Weeks run and dozens of Minis getting painted.

But have to fear the Challenge Weeks will live on! Starting next week it'll be back so keep your eyes (Get it?) on the look out for it.

26 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear about your eyes, eye surgery and associated treatments are really good nowadays so in time hopefully you will get back on top form
    J

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    1. Aye, it's a bugger though just when I start 6mm ;) heh

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  2. I knew that there would be some damage done after all the hours you were putting in to your combination tubgirl/bluewaffle (just Google these terms if you are unsure about Chico's secret passions) tapestry. Its no wonder you have the problems you do now Chico! That and your years entertaining the crowds with Simon Cowell and the Osbornes just prove what harm a 'rock and roll' lifestyle has on the human body.

    Get well soon though, Chico. And keep on blogging!

    (Man) Love from Essex.

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    1. It's all good James, your Essex Waffle will still be looked at and enjoyed! Never fear I'll be back enjoying painting soon (I hope) Still got to paint so much Epic for the Oldhammer Weekend: Bring out your Moobs!

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  3. Get better Chico. I hear pint glass lenses are very oldhammer, though best avoided.

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    1. What about Pints of beer? that ok? heh

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  4. Sorry to hear about that, wishing you all the best mate.

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  5. That sucks dude. I had heard it said that epic models have ruined many a painters eyes. Best of luck with a speedy recovery - don't be tempted to dive back in prematurely whatever you do!

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    1. Awwww mommy! please let me play with my toys! :( heheh cheers fella :)

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  6. Sorry to hear it Chico, that's a load of balls. Hope you're back fighting fit soon.

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    1. Thanks Mr S, I'll be bak fighting fit (Well fit to drop anyway) soon :)

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  7. hang in there brother...Listen to the doctor....and keep way from Goats! hehehe

    ....at least for now...:)

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    1. Listen to the Dr? You have a laugh right? He told me that smoking the green stuff is bad for me.. Why anyone would want to smoke putty is behond me heh

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  8. Who'd have thought goats could sent you blind as well?

    Commiserations on the diagnosis and all the best for a speedy recovery - we need them Orkses for target practice ; )

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    1. Oh have no fear I'll be there, the amount of stuff I bought needs to be used and Oh I need to show off my nobs ;)

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  9. Eye problems are never fun, I hope the doctors manage to fix you up and you can resume reducing the lead pile soon.

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    1. Thanks Peter, the lead pile is growing far too fast.. maybe i should stop buying them for awhile heh... Um.. ok thats crazy talk

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  10. Mate I hope you get better as soon as possible!!

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    1. Ta mate, but it's only cause you want to wang slap me with your Titans ;) hehe

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  11. Sorry to hear the bad news. Good luck with an expedient recovery and with any other diabetic dilemmas, I'm borderline myself so I really do sympathize.

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    1. Thanks mate, I've been diabetic since i just turned 17, since then it's nothing but problems. Oh well should get some brownie points from the wife lol

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  12. Take care of your eyes Chico. But now you can just base coat and wash and call it done.

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    1. Thanks haven't tried to paint yet, but off to the specialist in London tomorrow. Hopefully it'll be good news.

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