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September 2021

Hello everyone,

Hope you are all keeping well, how's things doing with the psoriasis ? Whilst you are reading this why don't you log-in to share your journey with an update or a new thread, your input could help others that may be newly diagnosed and feel like their world is falling apart. Some of you will remember how life changing it was for you to get that psoriasis diagnoses, and some of you may be new to all this but you are not alone so log-in and share.

Finally started receiving my pension. I first started work just before my 15th birthday and it seemed a very long way to 65 when I should have got my pension, but the greedy buggers made me wait another year. Now I've got here I'm not sure if I should feel happy or sad, happy because I got here and now get a pension or sad because it's reminded me how old I am. ...................................... Nah scrub that I still feel like a 9 year old. The body doesn't and I can no longer touch my toes without falling over into a big heap, but boy am I going to enjoy getting old. I wonder if Jim and Dave will let me in the Old Farts Club now.

You may be aware that we don't allow advertising on Psoriasis Club, but I'm sure a lot of our members won't mind me giving a little shout out to Herbert's Club as he is one of our friends and he's an all round good fish. Some of you have already found his club, but now he has opened his club to the public and as long as you are friendly you will find a warm welcome so pop along to have a look

Ok let's get on with the show.


New threads on the psoriasis boards

Following on from last months packed edition I have to say it's a bit lacking on the psoriasis side this month. I have nothing to report on the psoriasis news front and it looks like our members have no questions or updates, there are two new threads in the health boards (see below) but to be honest they only just scraped in.
A big thank you goes out to KatT, JohnB, Turnedlight, D Foster for their columns and those of you that send in an image each month, I would struggle to keep it going without you.

Impaired fertility in men with inflammatory arthritis

The impact of inflammatory arthritis (IA) on male fertility remains unexplored. Our objective was to evaluate the impact of IA on several ..........
Read the full post and members comments Here

Black cherry juice

Now, black cherry juice is NOT a cure for psoriatic arthritis, but it does take around 75% of the pain away and to be honest, that’s better than ..........
Read the full post and members comments Here

That's it for this month

I'm sorry I couldn't bring you more this month, but if there is no news and none of our members have anything to say I can't just make it up for you. Hopefully things will pick up next month, if you are a member why not start a new thread in the health boards Here about your treatment, your questions, your advice or maybe your history of psoriasis.

Some random facts (just to fill up the page)

  • Psoriasis is a contagious disease Fact: Research has shown that psoriasis is not contagious at all. You can't catch it from, or pass it on to, another person.
  • Psoriasis is curable Fact: Psoriasis is a lifelong condition for which scientists currently have no cure. That said, the condition can be managed through proper treatment.
  • Psoriasis is the result of poor hygiene. Fact: Researchers have found no link between the disease and hygiene.
  • Psoriasis is easy to diagnose Fact: Unfortunately, it can be difficult to diagnose psoriasis, and the disease is often mistaken for other skin conditions such as eczema.
  • Psoriasis is easy to cope with Fact: Psoriasis can have a profound psychological impact on sufferers. In severe cases, the effects can be debilitating, especially when the symptoms are easily visible.

Don't forget

You are never alone, Psoriasis Club will always be here should you need support from others who understand. And should anyone ever make you feel ashamed about having psoriasis, just remind them that "They Could Be Next"

Personal notepad

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Your Personal Notepad is for your own use and is not seen by other members (but please remember it is stored on the forum database) the database is protected, but it wouldn't be wise to include personal information like bank details etc just in case.


Music with KatT

Welcome to music with KatT: Where you can test your knowledge on music and see other member's music recommendation!

Music Quiz: Score 1 point for each correct answer.

Associate the famous drummer with their band. With multiple choice

Question: Answer:

#1: Neil Pert #A: Cream

#2: Phil Rudd #B: Pink Floyd

#3: Bobby Elliott #C: The Beatles

#4: Nick Mason #D: Genesis

#5: Lars Ulrich #E: The Rolling Stones

#6: Charlie Watts #F: Led Zeppelin

#7: Ringo Starr #G: The Hollies

#8: Phil Collins #H: AC/DC

#9: Ginger Baker #I: Rush

#10: John Bonham #J: Metallica

1 goes with I
2 goes with H
3 goes with G
4 goes with B
5 goes with J
6 goes with E
7 goes with C
8 goes with D
9 goes with A
10 goes with F

Members recommendations: Each month I ask our members to come up with a music recommendation on a theme. This month it's Household Appliances.

Wooley suggested: Money for Nothing by Dire Straits
Caroline suggested: I've Got You by Deeper Sublime and Coffee Machine
Raxyl suggested: Sweet Home Town Jamaica by The Toasters
Turnedlight suggested: Calling Elvis by Dire Straits
D Foster suggested: Deep Freeze by Lilian Axe
Kat suggested: I Left Something Turned On At Home by Trace Adkins
Fred suggested: Television Eye by John Mayall
Mrs. Fred suggested: Hanging On The Telephone by Blondie
jiml suggested: Two Sisters by The Kinks
KatT suggested: Cold Ethyl by Alice Cooper

Listen on: Deezer | Spotify

Note: DFoster's recommendation is not available on Spotify or Deezer in Canada. You may be able to find it or you can watch it on YouTube

If you would like to leave some feedback you can post in the Newsletter thread Here

Johnb's Recipe Spot

Cod Provençal (Serves 2)

I’ve been fishing. A good friend of mine introduced me to the dark art of Fly Fishing. We fished a beautiful private water in the South of the Lake District. As I left Mrs John asked me to catch her a couple of Sea Bass. How do you tell them nicely you can’t get Sea Bass in a lake? We had a cracking day but I didn’t even get a nibble, so it was a quick pit stop in a Frozen Food Centre on the way home for some fish fingers - you really can’t go fishing and return with nowt – its embarrassing. There was some really nice Cod there just begging for a good recipe and this is it.

It all gets baked in a hot oven so we will start off preheating the oven to a balmy 200ºC / 390ºF / Gas 6. It doesn’t take long to prep.

Start off by drying you cod fillets with some kitchen paper, then rubbing in the juice and zest of half a lemon. Just be careful not to leave it too long or the lemon juice will start to ‘cook’ the Cod and it will end up tough and chewy once it comes out of the oven. Season with salt and a grind of pepper. I prefer white pepper with fish than you don’t get the ugly black specks on the lovely white flesh.

Guess what guys, Yup, Poly is getting raided again. It was really good of Fred to give me the keys so I can help myself. Grab a nice fat red and a yellow pepper (cored and seeds removed), a courgette, a red onion, and a couple of fat tomatoes. Chop it all into 25mm/ 1inch chunks and place in a bowl. Sprinkle over a teaspoon of garlic granules, a teaspoon of Herbs de Provence. Drizzle a little olive oil over and give it a gentle stir to coat all the veg then drizzle over a tablespoon of Balsamic Vinegar over the lot.

Spread all the veg out on to a baking tray and stick it into the oven for 15 minutes. When the time is up, add a dozen pitted and halved olives and give it all a shake. Lay the Cod fillets on the top of the veg and stick back into the oven for 10 or 12 minutes.

Serve on two warmed plates with a couple of lemon wedges. Its that easy and oh so very tasty.

Accompany with a nice chilled Chilean Sauvignon Blanc would go nicely with this but surprisingly even Fred’s bucket of Merlot would work just as well.

Bon Appetite

To read more recipes or add your own Click here

Talking gin with D Foster

Gin 4: Where do I start this month so much is happening !

The Japanese Roku gin didn't turn up so I can’t say anything about that however I do have a new one that I have not had for a long time to drink. I have a bottle of Plymouth Gin nice and rich, smooth balanced well with seven botanicals. This one is navy strength at 57% Vol , bold and strong with a lot of guts. This is one gin that will not get the three fingers rule , that is three fingers level up the side of the glass before the tonic goes in , I have tried on one occasion but exactly what the results were is anyone's guess but I woke up fully dressed with my shoes on opposite feet.

Sipsmith has been the gin for the last few weeks and I think one of the best gins that money will buy. The flavoured gins are getting very popular , gin loving millennial's are excited by the new aromatic flavours . Many of these gins contain syrups and sweeteners so powerful that they completely mask the taste of the gin itself this usually means it’s because the base gin is really poor quality . You have to look extremely carefully when buying these if you want good quality gin , not for me at all.

I hope you find my little bit of writing nonsense at least a trifle interesting , any suggestions would be welcome.


If you would like to leave some feedback you can post in the Newsletter thread Here


Overdue books amnesty:

After an audit in the Psoriasis Club library we have found a number of books are overdue their return date, we are giving a 1 month amnesty on overdue books so please return any in your possession. Failure to return on time will result in the bailiffs paying you a visit and they will drag you in so Miss Tweaker can use one of her rubber stamps on your forehead.

Snail race:

Back by popular demand we are pleased to announce that we can run the annual snail race again. Do to covid rules it was not possible to run the race last year as snails can get a bit up close and personal (you should see them bubbles when 7 get together) but as long as your snail has a mask on you can enter this year. *Please remember to apply for your snails unique number, this can only be issued once your application has been received but #6 is not available as it's said to be bad luck if you are a snail ............... something to do with the shell, don't ask me.

See you all next month

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Psoriasis Club Newsletter

Off topic snippets

We have a very active Off Topic Board and here we share five snippets with our lurkers.

Aanyone had any fun dreams recently?
Read more here

My name is Bond, Grizzly Bond
Read more here

What would I do with the potato peelings
Read more here

I've lost some shoes, clothes and even furniture
Read more here

Oops… you are one eyed now. That’s inconvenient
Read more here

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Turnedlight's poetry corner

Not green fingered

I raked, I sowed
I watched them grow
All looking lush and green
But no fruit showed
No tom-art-ohs
Not even one damn bean.

Author Turnedlight

To read more poems or add your own Click Here

Members images

Each month I invite our members to have an image on the newsletter.

This months subject is
Fences / Hedges / Walls

*Click on image to see full size

D Foster Harbour wall

Caroline Several walls guarding the greenhouses at Keukenhof Castle

jiml Hedge and fence at bottom of ha-ha at Blickling Norfolk

Grizzly Bear My pussy next to a wall

Raxyl Airport Sunrise

Kat 2 Fences, A Wall and Mr. Kat

Wooley Squirrel chilling!

KatT Backyard edge at lease twice my height

Mrs Fred Don't fence me in

Fred Chatting to the neighbours over the fence

* All images are property of the member mentioned below the image.

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Take care.


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