Still ill I am

Well another week into 2011 and I just don’t seem to be able to shake off this set of illnesses that have befallen me.

After my hospital visit, tests and the double course of antibiotics the bronchial problems remain, the flu has returned and this time with what appears to be a nasal infection.

This has the effect of me being constantly tired, a blocked and foggy head making it impossible to concentrate on anything for more than 10 or 15 minutes and is interfering in my ability to research stories.

A new appointment has been made with the doctor, but until I get this sorted I am pretty much confining my political time to twitter (@IanPJ), where the concentration level required is much lower….

For someone who rarely gets ill this is a shock to the system.

Sorry for the inconvenience folks, and although the enthusiasm has not diminished I just don’t have the ability to research and write at the moment…. be back as soon as I can.

About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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17 Responses to Still ill I am

  1. Ian says:

    Get well soon Ian, we are all missing your postings. I have a 21 yr old daughter who we’ve locked in quarantine (bedroom) for 3 days with the dreaded flu – so I can appreciate what your’re going through.

  2. WitteringWitney says:

    Yup, get well soon IPJ – you’re needed!

    • Doctors get one more chance, then I revert to Grandma’s remedies.

      Chicken broth cooked with Vodka to kill the flu, and for the bronchial problem a steaming inhale of alcohol and onions.

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  4. defender says:

    It is much more important that you get well.
    Do’nt worry about us, we can wait.

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  6. Jacobite says:

    Wishing you well, real flu can be very debilitating and it just takes time for you to get your strength back.

  7. Sackerson says:

    GWS. Watching Star Wars, I see!

  8. I had similar experiences in the second half of 2009 to early 2010. It took three months and an inhaler to take care of my respiratory problems and three sets of x-rays after shadows were found on my lungs. I was coughing constantly and it was most unpleasant. To add insult to injury I was ‘disciplined’ by my employer for absenteeism, even though my manager accepted that I was genuinely ill.

    I hope you get well soon Ian.

  9. Derek Reynolds says:

    It would be foolish to suggest what to do, or not to do, no-one knows your situation better than yourself. But the thought strikes me (as it has done others) that if bio is a term relating to life, then anti-bio must relate to the opposite. We take anti-biotics as a rule in order to kill a virus, but there may be elements that also affect the immune system, and they are prescribed by Doctor’s supporting large pharmaceutical companies, all out to profit. Generally the unpleasant symptoms of a cold or flu are experienced when the body is actively fighting the ‘bug’. I reckon Grandma’s recipes will likely win the day. (Ooops! Now we’re supporting the alcohol industry!)

    Stay out of draughts, keep warm, ventilate the room, and choose a good book. Fresh fruit and veg, cut back (or out) the meat. Maintain an input of Cod Liver oil and Vitamin C on a regular basis (I swig the oil daily). Never catch colds, not had Flu since I began either. Five years plus now, and I was always a snotty nosed kid off sick with colds, and still caught them now and then until ’04. But we’re all different.

    • Sean O'Hare says:


      We take anti-biotics as a rule in order to kill a virus

      No we don’t. Antibiotics won’t touch a virus. We take them to kill bacteria.

      The alcohol laced chicken broth sounds good though. Get well soon and don’t fret about not blogging for a while, we’ll manage!

  10. jameshigham says:

    I’ve gone back to the gym, Ian. Only way to fight out of the illnesses – I succumbed over NY.

  11. EDDIE G says:

    Half a bottle brandy ian, and sweat it out we need you getwell soon

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