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Sopwiths North

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So correct me if I'm wrong, you broke your arm ( sorry about that) and then calmy went about self diagnosis and yeah prescribed your own recovery?

Thumbs up to you, I'd still be runnng around screaming. Hope the recovery goes to plan:) Am sure it will.

Oh I have an inflamed big toe and people thinks it's gout. And say I should cut back on red wine, i say they're stupid. Thoughts?

I'm greatful for this board in oh so may ways. 👍

Haha, cheers TAO, and yeah, I guess that's essentially it. I mean, yes it hurt a bloody lot when it happened, and the first couple days were no picnic, but it's nothing life-threatening when you get right down to it. And right now we've got Covid in every hospital where I live. So to me, the risk outweighed the benefit. It's very abnormal times we're in right now, and so the decision I made may not be ideal, but it's the only one I was comfortable with.

And I'm sorry to hear about your toe! I'm not a doctor though, so I'm not qualified to be giving you medical advice. I guess just make the decisions you most feel are the best for it. I hope it feels better soon.:(
 

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Great thread Sopwiths North.

Hope you are doing ok in your recovery.
Thanks Choppy, I'm one week in, and at this point it only really hurts if I move it the wrong way, so I just basically hold it in ways that don't hurt. I figure 6-8 weeks for it to heal, and some of my range of motion is already returning now that the swelling is down. I just do what it allows, and let it tell me.

Welcome back! :)
 

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I fell across a Formula 1 doco on Stan these past few days “Race to Perfection” a great retelling of F1 History

Then I looked at some doco on Stan featuring Collingwood's 2018 season. The first five minutes is the filth in the change rooms crying. Figjam tells them he doesn’t know how to lead them at that moment. I thought to myself well if you had bothered to get off the bed back in the Hotel Room and come to North in the 90’s you may have learnt about winning (and losing) Flags and be able to lead them now.

I turned it off at that point appreciative of the fact that I watched those 5 minutes.
 

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That's the big question my specialists are trying to answer Snake_Baker

Keeping it short and sweet, it appears my heart had a defect when I was younger, so to compensate, my heart "grew" another artery and bypassed the problem area itself (I didn't even know the heart could do that, apparently it can, but very very rare, so they said). Unfortunately for me, this artery decided to not do it's job (it's not blocked) on the day when I needed it most. Can't stent it, it's in an awkward spot, only option if drugs don't work, is a bypass........ which I'm trying to avoid!
Good luck with it.
 

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That's the big question my specialists are trying to answer Snake_Baker

Keeping it short and sweet, it appears my heart had a defect when I was younger, so to compensate, my heart "grew" another artery and bypassed the problem area itself (I didn't even know the heart could do that, apparently it can, but very very rare, so they said). Unfortunately for me, this artery decided to not do it's job (it's not blocked) on the day when I needed it most. Can't stent it, it's in an awkward spot, only option if drugs don't work, is a bypass........ which I'm trying to avoid!
This is an interesting article published by Harvard Medical School about how this works. Its appears it isn't uncommon.

The article even reckons its an ongoing process that can happen in older people (if I read it right). But you need to push your heart, ie stress it to create the circumstances to grow the new arteries and that isn't necessarily a good thing if you're older with heart issues.


Along with neuroplasticity this stuff is interesting and kind of points towards living longer eventually. When I was a kid it was assumed you developed and that was it, your body went backwards after a certain age, but therer are increasing numbers of studies that show otherwise.
 

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This is an interesting article published by Harvard Medical School about how this works. Its appears it isn't uncommon.

The article even reckons its an ongoing process that can happen in older people (if I read it right). But you need to push your heart, ie stress it to create the circumstances to grow the new arteries and that isn't necessarily a good thing if you're older with heart issues.


Along with neuroplasticity this stuff is interesting and kind of points towards living longer eventually. When I was a kid it was assumed you developed and that was it, your body went backwards after a certain age, but therer are increasing numbers of studies that show otherwise.
Interesting article ferbs, thanks for posting that.

The body absolutely has the ability to create new blood supply. Whether it's a tumor that generates its own blood supply or a lizard growing back a tail, there's no end to the incredible stuff the body is capable of. It also walls things off like infection or foreign bodies, and builds scar tissue where weakness occurs. It grows bone to compensate for muscle weakness too - like old dogs with bridging spondylosis over their entire spines. It's an amazingly dynamic and often unpredictable suit we inhabit. Covid is highlighting the intrinsic trickiness of our immune systems right now too, what with the kaleidoscopic range of effects it's having on individuals.

There is still so much we don't know about us, it's fascinating, and I still see the coolest things happen on a routine basis when it comes to the body's ability to heal itself or sort things out in its own way. We'd be absolute fools to think we know everything about it, and all the things that it can or cannot do.
 

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Interesting article ferbs, thanks for posting that.

The body absolutely has the ability to create new blood supply. Whether it's a tumor that generates its own blood supply or a lizard growing back a tail, there's no end to the incredible stuff the body is capable of. It also walls things off like infection or foreign bodies, and builds scar tissue where weakness occurs. It grows bone to compensate for muscle weakness too - like old dogs with bridging spondylosis over their entire spines. It's an amazingly dynamic and often unpredictable suit we inhabit. Covid is highlighting the intrinsic trickiness of our immune systems right now too, what with the kaleidoscopic range of effects it's having on individuals.

There is still so much we don't know about us, it's fascinating, and I still see the coolest things happen on a routine basis when it comes to the body's ability to heal itself or sort things out in its own way. We'd be absolute fools to think we know everything about it, and all the things that it can or cannot do.
🤣 I wish this worked for my poor unfortunate Blue Tongue, who lost a tail at a very young age and got nada on the re-growth side of things.


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So much appreciation for our women's team right now, for the joy they bring me these days, and all of last year through Covid, and still. Their skills, their delivery by foot, their wonderful cohesion as a unit, the absolute star that is Jas Garner, and their embodiment of the Shinboner spirit (see the last clip here - Aileen Gilroy LOVE!) has been such a bright spot in my life in these days where I wait for a Covid vaccine and to be reuinted with TOD, who I miss terribly.

Anyone who's not yet sold on AFLW, I encourage you to give them a chance. You won't be disappointed. They've been playing better than our men's team for the last couple years. In fact, we're in a really interesting time right now where some of our girls wouldn't look at all out of place in our men's team, and would actually improve aspects of it. I wonder if we might see blended teams one day. That would be pretty neat to watch.

Some highlights from our girls last night-

Loved this play on from Ash. She's quick, and tough as nails - throws her body into every contest even though she's one of the tiniest players out there - she takes risks, she's creative - and an accurate kick. She was my fave player last year, but Aileen Gilroy and Daisy Bateman are in that spot this year. Still love Riddell to bits though.





Awesomeness straight from the centre bounce, and a beautiful finish from our Captain.





And if this isn't the embodiment of Shinboner, then I don't know what is. Gilroy is an absolute beauty. Thank you Ireland, thank you Gaelic footy!





So yeah, thank you Roogirls. You make life a little easier to get through right now. I appreciate you!:blueheart::blueheart::zap::north:
 

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My backyard this morning. Our first snow of the year came overnight, like magic, and it's still going.❄:)

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:twohearts: So beautiful here right now.
A real personal opinion moment, depends if you hate the cold or not .😜 yes it does look wonderful if one has seven pairs of socks, 4 jumpers, 3 jackets and a couple of beanies on. And looking at it out a window in front of a roaring fire.
 

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A real personal opinion moment, depends if you hate the cold or not .😜 yes it does look wonderful if one has seven pairs of socks, 4 jumpers, 3 jackets and a couple of beanies on. And looking at it out a window in front of a roaring fire.
I hear you TAO - I hate the cold too, but I do love the snow, when I don't have to drive in it. It's the best when it snows on a day off.

I'm always shocked at the hummingbirds - the tiniest of creatures, but some will stay and come to the feeders all winter. It's really quite remarkable.

I'm not a skier, or a fan of doing any dangerous winter sport that involves hurtling down mountainsides at breakneck speed and freezing your face. No thanks. But I love to go to the forest or any sort of park to walk when it snows. The stillness of everything is like a heaven for me. And sometimes you see the most beautiful things in the Wintertime. This is looking out on the Pacific Ocean, something I wouldn't be able to do from my warm window inside! Sometimes you just have to be the hummingbird. :)



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I hear you TAO - I hate the cold too, but I do love the snow, when I don't have to drive in it. It's the best when it snows on a day off.

I'm always shocked at the hummingbirds - the tiniest of creatures, but some will stay and come to the feeders all winter. It's really quite remarkable.

I'm not a skier, or a fan of doing any dangerous winter sport that involves hurtling down mountainsides at breakneck speed and freezing your face. No thanks. But I love to go to the forest or any sort of park to walk when it snows. The stillness of everything is like a heaven for me. And sometimes you see the most beautiful things in the Wintertime. This is looking out on the Pacific Ocean, something I wouldn't be able to do from my warm window inside! Sometimes you just have to be the hummingbird. :)



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Firstly welcome to ' Club Crazy' you won't be alone around here😉. Secondly yes I agree, who in their right mind would strap timber to their feet at hurtle down a mountain. That can only end badly. And yes driving in snow is something my tiny mind cannot ever consider to be a good idea. I've never done it tbh. But one day I plan on disconnecting my brakes to simulate snow driving.

The view of the pacific is stunning and yes you're correct about the Hummingbird. Just lucky for us, we can be in front of the roaring fire while the" hummingbird" due to modern technology can send us pics of the pacific so we can all enjoy it together.😁
 

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