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« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2006, 12:13:03 PM »
I'm using a tenspeed CCM Excel that I brought new in 1996 for $225. Works perfectly, although I'm hoping to buy a new Giant bike before the end of the year, for next year. The Giant will cost $600. It's a lighweight MB with shocks.

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« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2006, 12:51:28 PM »
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I may have missed an earlier post, Sleeping Sun, but did you have a spill like fern hill's too?


No spill for me, just more of the same old same old.

I know I said I was trying to complain less, but when I saw the topic in TAT, I thought to myself "Why, they're asking for it!"  :wink:

I'm feeling pretty good right now, actually.  Pain has receeded a fair amount.  Which is good, because I have tons of work to do and some friends coming over for a bbq tonight.

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« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2006, 12:59:25 PM »
Och, that was me being thick, SS. Of course I remember now.

More hugs and tummyrubs.  *heart*

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« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2006, 04:12:01 AM »
Left ankle (severe sprain 1989), left foot (tin of beets dropped from top kitchen cupboard, 1978), left knee (cartilege fragments, off & on since 1975) right shoulder (bursitis, c. 1983), right forearm (overscratched poison ivy rash, June 2006), left side mouth (2 extractions, June 19, 2006; Tim Horton's egg salad sandwich, large piece of celery, 11:20pm, June 28, 2006), stomach (underfilled since March 2006), heart (overburdened, June 28, 2006).

Well, all those things should hurt. But they don't, really. I mean, they're there, but the pain is sort of floating near the suth-east corner of the ceiling, because i've been hitting a bottle of my best peach/papaya home-brew (2002). Alles groovy.

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« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2006, 04:44:21 AM »
right now... hamstring, right leg. slight pull. more annoyance than anything. will be normal in a couple days, i'm sure.  

charlie horse, left quad. again, minor. but enough to notice. both from soccer game tonight.

both knees are a little creaky, but it's been humid & raining, so that's not unusual.

actually, now that i think about, both knees are a little better than usual, given the weather. must be the distraction of the upper legs.

otherwise, i'm good to go.

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« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2006, 05:16:57 AM »
When a computer can hurt it's time to give it honourary human status. Well, we knew the day was coming, didn't we? What better reason than that they share our pain?

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« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2006, 08:52:32 AM »
Be careful on those bikes, guys! (Advice I didn't listen to enough!)

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« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2006, 08:36:49 PM »
Debra-I had a battle with plantar fasciitis over a decade ago.  It felt like my foot was a bag of crushed bones.  Taping the arch/ankle helped get me through it.  I was told it was due to the way my feet just were...couldn't blame shoes, etc.   I am an avid runner and walking is my primary means of transportation.  The excercise from your link where you lean against the wall/door & stretch the calf & achile's tendon is excellent.  I do it before running & haven't had a relapse in over a decade.  Another excercise I did at the time is to grab a towel on the floor with the toes...it helps work the arch.  I also use heel pads (spenco brand) in my shoes.  They cost about $10 & last for many years. I was told that plantar fasciitis is related to heel spurs & I find the heel pads are helpful. and *way* cheaper than orthotics.  Also, I try not to stand in the same place for too long.  Apparently I have a "pronation" problem when I run/walk.  About once a year I get a new pair of running shoes on sale ($60) that are appropriate for my type of feet.  It's not pleasant & I hope you can get relief soon.

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« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2006, 09:07:51 PM »
Thanks for the advice! I'll look out for those pads.
“Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive.” —  Josephine Hart

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« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2006, 07:55:43 PM »
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I know I said I was trying to complain less, but when I saw the topic in TAT, I thought to myself "Why, they're asking for it!"  :wink:
Yes, I think I'll take the opportunity for some whining since the invitation's been made, too!

Ten days ago I trotted off to the masseur to have my computer shoulder fixed.  It happens when my workload is heavy, as it had been until then.  He fixed the shoulder beautifully, but unfortunately the digging around he did on my lower back has left me in crippling pain ever since.  Grrrrrrr!  

I've had acupuncture, I've had chiropractic, I've had cortisone shots, but still it's agonising, spasming, horrible.  I was supposed to move house this weekend just gone, but couldn't, of course.  The publication I run at work was due to go to print this week, but it's going to be at least two weeks late.  I'm very frustrated.  The leave I had owing at work has just about been eaten up now. I can't concentrate on anything (like reading, for example) so I'm bored witless.  The pain is making me cranky, and I don't like being cranky, so that makes me crankier! I'm a big old cranky-pants.  Hmph!

Thanks for listening.  :D

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« Reply #25 on: July 13, 2006, 11:02:55 AM »
I hope this is the right forum for this, and I hope I'll be forgiven for cross-posting this to two different boards.

Late yesterday afternoon, after a bath, ALL of my hearing was gone. I panicked and got myself to the clinic. The nurse discovered the ear canal was 100% blocked by wax and dead skin. She was able to remove the wax (hot water administered through a syringe) but can do nothing about the dead skin. This morning my hearing is still a bit reduced from the normal amount of deafness, which means _with the hearing aid_, I'm at about 35% hearing in my good ear, down from around 45%. The dead skin is still blocking the ear canal and the nurse is calling a specialist to see what she can do, and I go back to the clinic tomorrow morning. It was truly frightening to have lost ALL of my hearing - for about an hour. I thought it might be a permanent loss, and I was starting to really flip out. I hope she can do something about the blockage that remains. My left ear is almost totally useless; all it does is provide a degree of balance - I can hear sounds with my left ear, but can not distingush them well.

To give an idea of how bad the hearing loss was yesterday, I turned on my powerful stereo (125 watts/channel), tried to listen to the radio broadcast, and heard NOTHING. Nada. Zip. But everything on the table next to the stereo was hopping around from the volume. That's scary, folks. This morning I can hear sound from the TV and stereo okay, although still at about a 35% level, down from my normal 45%.

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« Reply #26 on: July 13, 2006, 11:06:32 AM »
Hopefully they will be able to do something for you Boom Boom.  :hug
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« Reply #27 on: July 13, 2006, 12:12:12 PM »
Thanks. I don't think I've ever had a worse panic. I'm glad I had enough presence of mind to head for the clinic. My hearing loss is already bad enough - can't afford to lose more.

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« Reply #28 on: July 13, 2006, 01:22:29 PM »
What hurts? My bottom left wisdom tooth. I had a filling put in yesterday and it was brutal. I normally get Nitrous Oxide because I have the world's biggest gag reflex. The dentist hooks me to the gas to freeze my mouth and takes me off the gas to let the freezing set in, and says he will be back in 5-10 minutes. Being a POB, I finish reading a sci-fi novel and then the Globe and mail. Fifty minutes later he returns, hooks me back to the gas and begins working on the filling. Having sinus problems, my nose becomes stuffed, I'm not getting any gas and my throat is filling up with mucus and can't breathe. Suction applied, gas removed and 15 minutes of brutal work to get the filling done. My mouth hurts 22 hours later. Mrs. Caissa had a Board meeting last night so I was alone with the two little Caissas. Luckily they fell asleep early and I was able to lick my wounds.

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« Reply #29 on: July 13, 2006, 01:29:48 PM »
I feel for ya. I hate dental work. Once had an absess so bad in an eye tooth that the freezing didn't take properly, they pulled the tooth anyway  :shock:  :shock:  :cry:
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