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    Similar problem developed in my eyes beginning 4...

    Similar problem developed in my eyes beginning 4 years ago. Initially I experienced a zig-zag semi-circle of bright white light spasmodically in my left eye and eventually it almost completed a...
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    No brainer really! If you love your dog and want...

    No brainer really! If you love your dog and want him to live a long and happy life, keep him away from any danger of being accused of hurting anybody or any other animal. No matter where you are -...
  3. No surgery. Both fractures were more than 20%...

    No surgery. Both fractures were more than 20% and had to heal naturally. I was told it would take up to 8 weeks and the bone would not heal to the pre-fractured form. My physio gave me a light...
  4. Pilates - just a beginner but can feel a benefit already.

    Decided I'd better begin a new thread rather than divert the "Waist matters.." one.

    I fractured T7 & T8 late last year - supposedly healed, but nowhere near perfect. (This is evident while going...
  5. Thanks for your interest and information. I live...

    Thanks for your interest and information. I live in country Australia so qualified and experienced instructors aren't close by, hence the book purchase. I will visit the forum you suggested -...
  6. Just purchased a Pilates exercise book and am...

    Just purchased a Pilates exercise book and am wondering if there are any exercises that should be avoided or modified for a person who last year fractured T7 and T8 vertebrae. Pinching a nerve is...
  7. Thread: Hot

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    How to cope with heat without aircon.

    Recipe - 1 large linen tea towel, water, ceiling fan or pedestal/desk fan

    Method - Dip tea towel in water and wring out excess. Drape over your body (naked works really well, so you may want to...
  8. Thread: Aging

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    A great aunt recently turned 102 and somebody...

    A great aunt recently turned 102 and somebody suggested that she might be better off to leave her home-unit as her eyesight is failing. Currently she lives alone and has so far managed to...
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    Here are some that I forgot: - the kiss on the...

    Here are some that I forgot:

    - the kiss on the cheek/s greeting from those that you don't really know and aren't family. Please just say a friendly 'Hello' with or without handshake.
    -...
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    I have to grit my teeth ;) when my dentist...

    I have to grit my teeth ;) when my dentist begins a sentence 'You know Laterider, people of our age .....' and then goes on to describe the problems that are to come. It's 'people of our age' part...
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    Can understand your desire to serve a meal your...

    Can understand your desire to serve a meal your guests will enjoy, however I find it a bit difficult to devise a menu which pleases everybody. The last "big" family dinner was 18 people for my...
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    Thanks for your advice Hairfixr. Obviously...

    Thanks for your advice Hairfixr. Obviously you've had a lot of experience dealing with all styles and types of hair. Comforting to know your opinion on safety of the chemicals we douse our heads...
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    Until I saw what was happening in the northern...

    Until I saw what was happening in the northern hemisphere I used to think that we have it bad with our heat-waves, but I now think everything being buried in deep snow would be harder to deal with. ...
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    I'm 51 and have long (heading toward waist...

    I'm 51 and have long (heading toward waist length) thick curly hair. For the past 3 or 4 years I've resorted to Clairol Natural Medium Brown permanent colour in an effort to blend in an irritating...
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    cast-iron cookware

    Back in the late 1970's - early 80's there was a lot of cast-iron cookware around - especially here in Australia. It was not very expensive and I went 'mad' and purchased cast-iron saucepans,...
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    Bearing that in mind BleeckerSt Girl, what does...

    Bearing that in mind BleeckerSt Girl, what does 12.5mcg cholecalciferol (equivalent to Vit. D3 - 500 IU) translate into? mcg are less that mg aren't they? It's in the 600mg Calcium tablet I was...
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    Just as well I read the info before taking the medication.

    Just returned from seeing a doctor (same clinic I visited Mon. but different Dr.) Went to sort out ear infection which wasn't responding to treatment, mentioned the tooth abscess (same side as the...
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    More complex now.

    Finally got to see Dr. who looked at X-ray report has prescribed Actonel (Risedronate Sodium) one/per month tablet. He said that I met the criteria for being allowed this med as I have 2 fractures,...
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    Fractured vertebrae

    Recently found out that I have managed to fracture T7 & T8 vertebrae. I think this occurred while digging out and removing about 20 wheelbarrow loads of old lawn and soil. At the time I thought...
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    I've had progressive lenses for about 5 years (2...

    I've had progressive lenses for about 5 years (2 different prescriptions using the same frames during that time) and have never really been able to get on with them. I found the area for close...
  21. Thanks for all the great ideas. It hadn't...

    Thanks for all the great ideas. It hadn't occurred to me that there would have to be a "ride rule talk on riding safely" - thanks. Unfortunately the LBS is in the process of closing down - we'll...
  22. Cycling for enjoyment - forming a group.

    Has anybody got any suggestions regarding forming a "cycling for enjoyment" group? I'm thinking of something for the over 50 age group. Would it be better to have a female group or unisex one? ...
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    Here's another way to enjoy a Tim Tam or two or...

    Here's another way to enjoy a Tim Tam or two or three or even a whole packet - Gently bite a corner away (to expose some of the biscuit) and do the same to the diagonal corner. Dip one of the bitten...
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    As I read through the threads and the discussions...

    As I read through the threads and the discussions around getting older etc. it brought to mind my husband's elderly uncle (no longer with us) who used to ride his bike to our place to visit his 94...
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    Hydration may be part of the answer.

    After a couple of days of making sure that I drink more water, especially just before going to sleep, I can say that I've had 2 nights of reasonable sleep. I've still woken a few times but have been...
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