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Please come and support the MNHQ Men in their hairy Movember challenge. Can you tell who's who? (pics and EVERYTHING!)

(166 Posts)
RebeccaMumsnet England (MNHQ) Thu 01-Nov-12 12:00:29

Hello.

The menfolk at MNHQ are going all hairy to support Movember and raise money for research into prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

And we hoped you might want to join in by following their increasingly hirsute progress, lobbing them hair-follicle-stimulating virtual biscuits and maybe even donating a quid or two.

Today's the day it all sprouts starts, so we're going to post up the names of all the contenders and then post up pics of their clean-shaven chops - but not necessarily in the same order.

And then invite you to match the pic to the name, just for a bit of a larf.

OK, so the names are:

DarrenMumsnet - the one who sorts stuff out and shaved his whole beard off to take part

ShamTech - the creator of PMs, gawd luv him

Tech - the original Tech, who built MN from nuffink

GeorgeTech - the latest Tech in the Towers

PeterNotaTech - he's actually an architect but he shares an office with us

PatrickMumsnet - runs Mumsnet Academy and has Leonardo DiCaprio tendencies

Can you match the chin shot to the MNHQ Man?

Do have a go - and we'll let you know if you're right.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 08-Nov-12 14:15:39

Thanks for all your posts and support.

New thread (and new facial hair) here...

bassetfeet Mon 05-Nov-12 16:44:34

Sparky........good wishes for Wednesday and hope that the consultation goes well . Horrible time for you both.
Lots of treatment options as you probably know ...and new drugs coming out all the time .........nerve sparing surgery is so much better now .
After the initial shock we found that life does settle down somewhat . The fear will lessen .........didnt think it ever would but it does . The best asset we have is a specialist nurse so hope you and your Dh have one .
will be thinking of you both .

Still pondering on those manly chins .......ummmm . yumm. wink

SparkyDuchess Sun 04-Nov-12 21:11:41

Thanks for all your good wishes and kind words, I'm very touched.

Pinot - I'm in the slightly unusual position of having some knowledge pf prostate cancer, which has been a mixed blessing iyswim?

I am very reassured to hear that your dad hasn't had any of those dreaded side effects - hasn't sunk in enough yet for DH to get angry, but I think that's about to change, he's just terrified of the future at the moment.

I tell every man i know whos 50 or over that they should ask for a PSA test next time they're at the docs (not randomly, or as a conversation starter btw, only when it seems appropriate!)

Movember is a very good thing!

MmeLindor Germany Sun 04-Nov-12 19:53:13

Pinot
will email you tomorrow when I get rid of DH

Sparky
Good luck for your DH. Great post.

Watch it Stratts, he looks like The Enforcer of MNHQ. He prolly does the really snarky chasing of cheques and whacks the paps away from the sleb guests and stuff.
Scary.

ScarahStratton Sun 04-Nov-12 18:50:51

How tall is Number 3?
Is he single?

That's all, really. If he's over 6'2", I bags him.

<wanders off, licking lips>

JenFawkes Sun 04-Nov-12 17:05:46

Number 3 is Craig Cash

SufferingLampreys Sun 04-Nov-12 16:39:16

Do we ever get to find out?

Pinot Sun 04-Nov-12 16:35:27

This is all good, that people are learning and talking and, let's face it, will now nag their loved ones into getting the blood test grin

MOVEMBER IS GOOD!

Sparky, I think that worrying about the complications of incontinence and erectile dysfunction is really, really normal. And understandable - I know those effects were what reduced my Dad to tears. He didn't want to be, suddenly, an "old man". It's all connected to confidence levels isn't it.

If it helps, I can tell you that one of my Dads 4 tumours was very very close to his urinary tract. So close that his consultant ruled out operating as the odds on damaging the tract were too high. (They targeted his radiotherapy instead) Pleased to say though, Dad has had no problems with it at all - so all those weeks worrying about being left "stinking of piss and a-sexual" (his words, he was very angry about it for quite a while) were for nothing (thank goodness).

It is an embarrassing subject, I mean no-one wants to talk to their father/brother/husband about willies and prostates. But you do what you need to do, when the time comes. I spent hours googling for info so I could help my Dad in any small way I could. That's the thing with cancer - you feel both a combination of utterly powerless and also have a sudden thirst to know everything there is to know.

I hope it goes OK on Wednesday, truly x

cocolepew United States Sun 04-Nov-12 16:20:57

I hope your DH gets some positive news Sparky. I asked DH and he didn't know it was a blood test so thanks for the info Pinot smile
1. Tech.

2. Patrick starfish tech.

3.Georgetech.

4.Shamtech.

5. Darrenmumsnet

6.Peternotatech.

TequilaMockingMagpie Sun 04-Nov-12 16:07:19

Well because of Movember I have learnt that a blood test and not a finger up the bum is available , thank you Pinot .

Is that evidence of increased awareness I wonder ?

Yes I do believe it is .

BIWI Cote D'Ivoire Sun 04-Nov-12 14:17:39

Good post, Sparky. And so sorry to hear your situation. Hope Wednesday's news is a positive as it can be.

SparkyDuchess Sun 04-Nov-12 12:36:19

No idea who the chaps are, but fantastic to see people talking about it.

Moondog and anyone else who was being inappropriately churlish - when you have a 52 year old husband who will find out on Wednesday whether he needs to move from active surveillance into full treatment for prostate cancer, then you can comment. When you get to hold your husband of 20 years while he frets that he'll be landing me, his 42 year old wife, with an incontinent, sexually incapable man for the rest of our lives, then you can mock if you still wish.

Pinot - lovely to hear your dads on the mend smile

zillyzilly Sat 03-Nov-12 23:14:48

You think?

jimswifein1964 Sat 03-Nov-12 22:58:21

Number 3 is definitely the best looking. But number 4 has a lovely smile. <misses point of thread>

Pinot Sat 03-Nov-12 18:21:57

Course you can may, lovely Mme smile

I am on the red wine already though. Be prepared for love songs and inappropriate nuances.

MmeLindor Germany Sat 03-Nov-12 18:21:04

may I PM you, Pinot. I'm sure I can

(Spend most of the day saying that to the dc)

MmeLindor Germany Sat 03-Nov-12 18:20:11

Pinot
Think I might do a blog about this - can I PM you?

Jux Sat 03-Nov-12 16:30:38

1 Sham
2 Patrick
3 Darren
4 George
5 Tech
6 Peter

I have spoken. So shall it be.

(If I'm wrong you'll have to switch them about as outlined above, you know.)

HecatePhosphorus Sat 03-Nov-12 13:03:50

1 - patrick
2 - darren
3 - peter
4 - george
5 - shamtech
6 - tech

When are you going to tell us who's who?

Pinot Sat 03-Nov-12 09:30:18

YY Mme & Trin - and anyone else with a DH/DF/DBro over 50. Just a blood test. PLEASE get one done.

In some countries the age for PSA blood tests is from 40, so if you have any symptoms (urinary issues/erectile issues/sleep issues) PLEASE get the test.

If you're under 50, you can get the test done privately for less than £70.

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Fri 02-Nov-12 23:42:56

Sue, fanuary is a stroke of genius.

Bassett so sorry about your DH sad

MmeLindor Germany Fri 02-Nov-12 22:56:19

Yes, Pinot. Thanks for the info on blood test - I didn't know that either.

Had a chat with dh about this but he is not willing to grow a moustache. Especially after I said he'd probably look like a cross between Freddie Mercury and George Clooney.

We will donate to the MN fund though. wink

Bessie123 Fri 02-Nov-12 20:53:07

Number 5 looks like a girl

TrinityRhino Fri 02-Nov-12 20:20:26

dp would never have a prostate check because he thought it was a finger up the bum and just couldn't face it

thank you pinot for sharing with me that its a blood test now

thank you

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