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From: Peter Stewart <>
Subject: Re: Peter Stewart's Ancestry
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 17:40:26 -0700
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On Aug 17, 10:20 am, "D. Spencer Hines" <> wrote:
> Trigeminal Neuralgia:
> >> Contrary to what Peter has posted, many of the causal factors, not ALL,
> >> are well-known and can be treated with drugs -- and surgery if the drugs
> >> fail to work because of tolerance over time. -- DSH
> > I have written NOTHING about this... -- Peter
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Twaddle & Codswallop!

No, a simple fact - I had written NOTHING about drugs failing "to work
becasue of tolerance over time", or about "many....causal factors"
that "can be treated with drugs". I know one fellow-patient whose
trigeminal neuralgia started after and probably as a result of a whack
in the temple from a hockey-stick, but that doesn't prove anything in
my case.

> He wrote this:
> "Trigeminal neuralgia is indeed excruciating, but has no specifin [sic]
> known cause." -- Peter
> Nonsense!

Not at all - the condition has no specific known cause, in general or
in my particular case. This does _not_ mean that hypertension, trauma
or other factors might not be principal or contributing causes in some

> Peter either has an incompetent Neurologist OR he has not done his research
> OR he has suffered another MEMORY lapse.

I have not done research into any medical condition, my own or (like
the swine-fevered Hines) someone else's - that is what doctors are
for. I have forgotten most of what I have been told about trigeminal
neuralgia, indeed - I only suffer from the condition, I don't have to
suffer also from the boredom of learning all about it.

> The etiology for Trigeminal Neuralgia can often be determined -- not in ALL
> cases -- but in many.

And in mine it can't.

> Hypertension is often a major contributing factor in said etiology -- and it
> need not be of long duration.

I had trigeminal neuralgia long before experiencing a brief bout of
high blood pressure while hospialitsed for a completely unrelated
series of diagnostic tests.

> > His noodle was so badly discombobulated he could no longer continue at
> > Oxford. -- DSH
> "Quite right for once - I lost the ability to read." -- Peter
> A Disability He STILL HAS...
> As We See In These NEWSGROUPS.

Quite obviously not, for the most part, or I wouldn't be so easily
able to trounce you in written argument here, on every point every
time you get hysterical.

And all this came about just because you don't know the first thing
about Latin, and resented having this made plain to readers you had
been trying to sneer at over just such ignorance for years....

Peter Stewart

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