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Born too late pre-punk rockers. Trouble with authority, and a yearning for Rigorous Intuition.

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Grumpy old git suffering with an acute case of 'The ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect' Who has no particular wish to sell you his music... no, that's ok, go off and buy another Britney album, and DON'T check out any of the fantastic, ecclectic, cornucopia that is: Decent Pie Just DON'T bother... you wouldn't like it. Too much would never be enough, just LEAVE it and go back to Robbie Williams ffs! Or it'll all end in a crying song. [as me ol' dad used to say]

Monday, February 08, 2010

Oh Shit, I'm Dead in the Water! ...or, 'Whatever Happened To Dick Decent?'

Hi rockers,

You may have wondered WTF has happened to the blog and me posting.
Well... I'm not going to go into detail here, but in short I have been completely and totally F*CKED out of all existence by Ciprofloxacin and Ofloxacin.
If you want to know what it means to be 'Floxed' you can go...

My own Floxing started on Nov.13/09 and didn't finish until Jan.12/10.
I am too ill and in shock to post any more right now, but if you take anything away from this post, let it be an insistence on NOT TAKING ANY FLUOROQUINOLONE ANTIBIOTICS.... EVER... for ANY REASON. Even if your GP sez it's OK... DON'T TAKE THEM.
There are ALWAYS other alternative antibiotics, NONE of which have HORRIFIC side effects that can last more than a DECADE plus.
You can look at which ones to avoid...

The 'ADR', or 'chemo-toxicity' [or POISONING as we normal folks would call it] has been moderate to severe in my case, and I have a full range of associated problems. The closest thing to describing it would be a nerve gas type deal, i.e. you get full body/organ wide effects from this stuff, which is in fact a chemotherapeutic TOXIN operating at the DNA/molecular and cellular level.
There is no known cure... or even treatment.
The effects can worsen and progress over time.
It is not uncommon for symptoms to last TEN YEARS PLUS.
There are no support groups or even a website for the U.K.
The NHS is barely aware of the 'Flox' problem despite Cipro being a 'first line antibiotic' in the UK, frequently given to YOUNG CHILDREN.
[watch your own kids!]
The local hospital [of whom I was a guest on Xmas day ffs] has had three attempts at diagnosing me... they failed.
I think the tendonitis is moving into my hands.

Even my GP [who is actually a good guy] is having real problems grasping what has happened to me. BAYER and the money are trying very hard [and succeeding] at keeping the medical profession itself as in the dark as Joe Public, whilst distributors like J&J are busily greasing palms to push sales of these poisons before they have to withdraw them from use. [As they have had to with half of them already]

If you really have the balls, and want to see what this shit does to people, you can look HERE but only those with a stout heart should go, and even then I don't recommend it.

Stay healthy and happy and please count your blessings.


bye until further notice
the ex freak


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Blogger Unknown said...

Great blog entry... you hit the nail on the head w/your analysis of the flox situation. I was floxed on 1-3-10 and I'm still getting worse. The poison they gave me was Cipro. I am/was an amateur musician, and the tendonitis has made playing the drums difficult. I hope your hands are spared. So sorry to hear that this madness has also reached the UK now... I've noticed 3-4 Brits on our boards now (I'm a Brit dual-national living in the US). Update us on your healing and best of luck,

3:46 pm  
Anonymous Cipro Is POISON! said...

Sorry to hear you have succumbed to this horrific drug. I myself have been bedridden since 2009 as a result of taking just twelve Cipro pills. My story, and the TRUTH about Cipro, can be found at:

4:38 pm  
Anonymous Rachel Brummert said...

Please accept my most heartfelt condolences to Dick's wife Sara and the rest of his family and friends. It breaks my heart to know that fluoroquinolones have done such damage.

My name is Rachel Brummert and I am Executive Director of Quinolone Vigilance Foundation at

We are an international non-profit charitable foundation whose mission is to stimulate and fund scientific research, and foster advocacy in the area of quinolone toxicity.

QVF is sponsoring an event in Washington, DC in May 2013. We will be raising awareness and meeting with legislators to write legislation that will allow for patient safety.

We would like to invite the family and bandmates of Dick Decent to join us. If you are interested please visit our website, and my email address is listed on there.

Thank you for your time, and again, please accept my heartfelt condolences.

3:31 pm  
Blogger Lacy said...

I attended a school reunion today at Waverley Grammar School in Birmingham. I was a fellow pupil and friend of Dicks and remember his band at school a picture of which can be found on his website. The very piano shown in that picture is still there, in the school hall, looking somewhat worse for the passage of time. Very few kids in our year carried on with music studies past the age of 13. Dick and I were 2 of the small number that did. Whereas my musical ambitions floundered and stalled as other priorities took over, Dicks flourished as his subsequent success shows. I didn't see dick after leaving school until a few years back, some 30 years later when after a chance meeting on the Internet, we spent an enjoyable musical evening together. It was only today that I learnt of his tragic death and I am still in shock. The world has lost one of the good guys. Rest in Peace Dick. You were a really decent bloke.

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Blogger bloggo said...

How are you today Dick ? New floxie here (5 months)

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