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Reasons to be Cheerful thread

Discussion in 'General Off Topic Discussion' started by Rampant_Lion, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. Sandsy

    Sandsy Formerly known as manojob

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    Thankfully I never saw a huntsman, saw plenty of org-weavers, and they were big enough for me. Much preferred the snakes.
     
  2. The Doc

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    **** that right off....:eeek
     
  3. Panja

    Panja In a land down under

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    The second one I shooed out was as big as my fist, and Ive got big hands..
     
  4. Taffy

    Taffy C'mon you reds.

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    They are that big i heard they eat koala bears and kangaroos.
     
  5. Panja

    Panja In a land down under

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    Erm......no.
     
  6. Taffy

    Taffy C'mon you reds.

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    Phew. Koalas are cute.
     
  7. StretfordEnd

    StretfordEnd Fools can be kings
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    Most Australians will tell you they really aren't. They carry disease and are as thick as pigsh*t.
     
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  8. Panja

    Panja In a land down under

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    ^This^.
    Famously riddled with Chlamydia, the only reason they're not on the dangerous animals list is because they're always spaced out on eucalypt..
     
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  9. JaseTheVillain

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    I always found that smashing them with a flip flop did the job. They don't leave a mess like British spiders either. Plus there's always spider spray.
     
  10. Panja

    Panja In a land down under

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    I don’t mind killing Red backs as they’re deadly and being told I’ve got 45 minutes to live from a triple zero call isn’t why I came here, but Huntsman spiders are generally harmless, they just look mean as ****..
     
  11. JaseTheVillain

    JaseTheVillain Registered User

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    Yeah, I just have a general size limit on spiders, and huntsmen go WAY over the acceptable size. :laugh:
     
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  12. Taffy

    Taffy C'mon you reds.

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    Sounds like some of the scabby women around here.
     
  13. GTFCfish

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    Just got back from a lovely day out in York with the family, first time any of us have been out of Grimsby/Cleethorpes since we took my Son to see WWE in Leeds in October 2019 and it felt great.
     
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  14. TLC

    TLC FF's OverWench
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    For a couple of years I’ve been having problems with my lower back and been on many types of pain killers and now I’m up to tramadol and seeing an orthopaedic surgeon who’s given me an MRI to confirm I have spinal stenosis.

    Earlier this week I ordered an inversion table which we assembled on Thursday and I have used it for a couple of minutes a few times a day.

    I HAVENT TAKEN A SINGLE PAIN KILLER SINCE 6:30pm ON THURSDAY:) :) :)
     
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  15. TLC

    TLC FF's OverWench
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    Okay I look a little mad replying to myself but it's now Monday morning, I'm not in pain and the only painkillers I've taken are 2 co-codamol on Saturday night - I had been on my feet for the best part of an hour tending the best (massive) pot of bolognese I've ever made :)
     
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    This is great progress. Keep up. I love Bolognese.
     
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    Really pleased to hear.

    My "go to" method for easing the pressure when the lower back is acting up is to hang from the open bannisters above the bottom of the stairs as long as my arms will hold out - so I can see why the inversion table will work. I always planned to get one if ever I needed it but theses days my issues (after two major surgeries in my early 30s and late 40s) tend to be occasional locked/displaced lower vertebrae - which the osteopath is usually needed for. In the very early days before the first surgery, the physio used to put me on a "rack" a couple of times a week and increase my height.

    One godsend in the days when I had chronic pain (usually from bad posture when sitting in the office or on long journeys) was to discover the kneeling chair. Apart from using it at home to ease discomfort, I got one for the office and that solved a lot of my immediate issues by taking the pressure of the problem areas.

    I'm not sure if there's one that will give any other support that you need but worth considering if you've not already been down this route.

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  18. TLC

    TLC FF's OverWench
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    Will investigate, although with my balance being somewhat like Bambi on ice wearing rollerblades from the MS, I'd probably injure myself trying to mount of dismount from one of them :laugh:
     
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  19. Panja

    Panja In a land down under

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    I have to ask Tracy, what's an inversion table? I'm guessing it's nothing to do with Maths?
     
  20. TLC

    TLC FF's OverWench
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    Not at all, it's basically a table which you strap in at the ankles and rotate yourself to an inverted position to allow your spine to stretch out. Because of the Stenosis my lower vertebrae are all squashed together crushing the nerves so when researching treatments I came across some for spine 'extension' ....
    I've said for the last few years if I could just hand upside down like a bat for a while I was sure it would help ..... and it does.
    Just got back from my bi-weekly back massage and the therapist was staggered at how much I've improved in such a short time - so impressed she and her husband are going to come over and have a go with mine to see if it will help both of them :)
    This is the one I ordered ..... there are way more expensive ones available but if I keep improving like this then it's absolutely bloody life changing for me.

     
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