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barakta

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3125 on: April 15, 2020, 11:33:13 pm »
I haven't drank rum or brandy in ages. Because I mostly only like spirits and can't always drink (meds/dizziness depending) so don't tend to reliably have the chance as I don't want to get completely piss0red.

Thanks for the kind thoughts/warning about too much drinking, I too have seen a lot of folk doing that which is a little worrying. I also come from a family of people with alcohol issues so I'm very aware of "over drinking" on my own and other terms. Most of my drinking is 1-2 units at a time and it's rare I drink twice in a week - just by habit as much as anything else.

Also, Kim would kick my head in if I drank too much or behaved obnoxiously  ;D

Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3126 on: April 15, 2020, 11:42:43 pm »
I haven't drank rum or brandy in ages. Because I mostly only like spirits and can't always drink (meds/dizziness depending) so don't tend to reliably have the chance as I don't want to get completely piss0red.

Thanks for the kind thoughts/warning about too much drinking, I too have seen a lot of folk doing that which is a little worrying. I also come from a family of people with alcohol issues so I'm very aware of "over drinking" on my own and other terms. Most of my drinking is 1-2 units at a time and it's rare I drink twice in a week - just by habit as much as anything else.

Also, Kim would kick my head in if I drank too much or behaved obnoxiously  :-D


I can neither imagine an obnoxious Barakta or a Kim in head kicking mode (unless it was my head...)   :jurek:


Edit.  "Thanks for the kind thoughts/warning about too much drinking" I wasn't thinking of you when I said that !    My own parents, the husband of a friend, & myself are far more likely candidates for AA!
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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3127 on: April 16, 2020, 07:21:45 am »
Wishing you all the best barakta .
Jonathan is still stable in frimley park hospital but there has been no improvement in his  condition.
And my back is playing up this morning.
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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3128 on: April 22, 2020, 07:07:03 pm »
There is no change in Jonathan notp condition. He is still in frimley park and stable  :(
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barakta

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3129 on: April 22, 2020, 07:26:36 pm »
Stable is better than deterioration; but hope he can start to improve soonest.

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3130 on: May 21, 2020, 05:58:04 pm »
I had a small piece of knee removed this morning for biopsy purposes.

Because (a) I was a big boy and didn't cry (not the exact words she used) and (b) it would save me a trip to my local health centre, the consultant suggested I could remove the stitch myself, and gave me instructions.



I don't think the 2000+ pedal revolutions on my way home did it any good (68" fixed) - the dressing was soaked in blood when I got home.

The local anaesthetic is now wearing off. Now where is that paracetemol?
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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3131 on: May 21, 2020, 06:01:40 pm »
I don't think the 2000+ pedal revolutions on my way home did it any good (68" fixed) - the dressing was soaked in blood when I got home.
You might have been a big boy but that wasn't a very clever thing to do, was it?  ;)
(Hoping the biopsy result is good.)
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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3132 on: May 21, 2020, 06:27:39 pm »
I don't think the 2000+ pedal revolutions on my way home did it any good (68" fixed) - the dressing was soaked in blood when I got home.
You might have been a big boy but that wasn't a very clever thing to do, was it?  ;)
(Hoping the biopsy result is good.)

I asked if it would be OK to cycle home (admittedly without specifying gearing) and was told it wouldn't be a problem.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3133 on: May 21, 2020, 06:36:55 pm »
"Will I be okay to cycle home? I'm on 68 inch fixed."
"Ooh, if you've got 68 gears you'll be fine, it's not like you're on one of those hipster bikes with only one gear, is it?"
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hellymedic

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3134 on: May 21, 2020, 08:18:42 pm »
Wounds on extensor surfaces (outside of joints) always take longer to heal than those on flexor surfaces. Give your knee a fortnight and good luck with the biopsy!

Your knee will heal and the delay from cycling home will be minimal. If they didn't give you a stitch-cutting blade, you can get one for pennies from ebay. These are also brilliant for delabelling garments without doing other damage.

Hope all goes well!

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3135 on: May 22, 2020, 11:06:03 am »
Wounds on extensor surfaces (outside of joints) always take longer to heal than those on flexor surfaces. Give your knee a fortnight and good luck with the biopsy!

Your knee will heal and the delay from cycling home will be minimal. If they didn't give you a stitch-cutting blade, you can get one for pennies from ebay. These are also brilliant for delabelling garments without doing other damage.

Hope all goes well!

Biopsy: the first medical professional I saw said it didn't look like  "anything to worry about" (medical code for cancer), then asked me if I spent much time outdoors and said she'd refer me to a dermatologist "just in case". The dermatologist inspected it closely but was hampered by my having banged it on a door frame, and there was some bruising or something, so referred me for a biopsy "just in case". So I won't be losing any sleep over it.

Stitch-cutting: the consultant suggested nail scissors, and I've got a sharp pointy pair lined up. *Thinks* she left the ends untrimmed (as in the photo) so I could test their sharpness by seeing how easy it is to snip a mm or so off the end.
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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3136 on: May 22, 2020, 12:08:42 pm »
Did they tell you to apply vaseline every day?

I had an apple-core biopsy done on my face, stitched up. Vaseline keeps wound from crusting over, makes it easier to remove stitches.
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barakta

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3137 on: May 22, 2020, 12:12:03 pm »
Doesn't everyone just remove their own simple stitches? Or have I spent too much time round medics and children of medics?

hellymedic

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3138 on: May 22, 2020, 03:19:22 pm »
You can use nail scissors but stitch cutters are shaped like curved hooks, with the sharp face on the concavity of the hook.

Personally, I find them excellent for removing threads from all manner of awkward places (and both D & I have damaged new clothing using scissors to de-label).

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3139 on: May 23, 2020, 01:45:22 pm »
Did they tell you to apply vaseline every day?

I had an apple-core biopsy done on my face, stitched up. Vaseline keeps wound from crusting over, makes it easier to remove stitches.
Yes. It's on the A4 Dermatology Wound Care Advice Sheet I was given, which also says I should arrange with the GP surgery for removal of stitches.

Doesn't everyone just remove their own simple stitches? Or have I spent too much time round medics and children of medics?

I don' t know what's normal. The only other time in my life I've had stitches they were in my mouth when I had dental implants. I certainly didn't remove those myself.
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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #3140 on: Today at 07:00:21 am »
Back to the gym today. It's a crossfit style gym (but more adult) and they've divided it into 6 spaces with the needed equipment laid out (and cleaned).
But, holy crap, have I lost strength!.
Workout was simple and 'go easy' was emphasized. Strength part was a backsquat/pull-up (ring rows for me) combo. I ended up with 135lbs for the backsquat, which used to be my basic warm-up weight and I barely got through the sets!.
Quads are already seizing up and tomorrow will not be fun at all!