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Old Mar 12th 2020, 10:44 pm
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Hoarded toilet rolls holder !
Wine rack, but it would take a bunch of them. I have 2, and a custom made Arizona brace.
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Old Mar 12th 2020, 10:46 pm
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I stayed in a B&B at Westward Ho in the 60s and they had an elephant's foot in the hallway - probably real in those days - that was an umbrella stand.
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Old Mar 13th 2020, 2:35 am
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I think Caretaker is a bit wise on this though. I should be wearing it still. Perhaps part time . There are a LOT of beak holes around the garden at the moment. The section slopes as well.
The hospital phoned to have the crutches returned as they are short of them. Thought they also wanted the moonboot back but that was a no.. They don't take them. Too expensive to clean / recycle it seems. You get to keep the thing forever.
It was playing havoc with both knees (previous ligament damage and loose patellas ) and my other leg/hip/back = creaky old wreak. Hence the wishing to back off the thing. Husband though beetles his first aider, civil defence , ever lengthening eyebrows at me and states that perhaps more rest with leg up would be more helpful with that, together with a cold compress. I prefer the heat with it.
Oddly, my urge is to go swimming but I think that would not be good for the ankle really unless I could find something to immobilise the thing whilst in the water.
I would have thought swimming would be excellent therapy. Just breast stroke though, anything else is too flappy foot!
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I would have thought swimming would be excellent therapy. Just breast stroke though, anything else is too flappy foot!
I agree. Some nice slow floating on your back with a noodle and with some gentle leg and foot movements should help strengthen the ligaments without the pressure of walking/ stretch exercise.
I miss my water aerobics but then I remember how gross the pool was and I remember why I quit going
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Old Mar 13th 2020, 6:32 am
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I agree. Some nice slow floating on your back with a noodle and with some gentle leg and foot movements should help strengthen the ligaments without the pressure of walking/ stretch exercise.
I miss my water aerobics but then I remember how gross the pool was and I remember why I quit going
The only public swimming pool in the area is 40 mins & always somewhat closed due to something or other. It had a bad rep for its chlorine levels at one point. I still have a pass with about 7 swims left on it but am wary. My face and eye do not take well to excess & it gets mega crowded as the only pool around.

I was thinking of here for an hour on and off . Me and 'im could go up and it is only ten mins away.
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Old Mar 13th 2020, 9:51 am
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Any good for a mending fractured ankle do you think?
I have stopped with the moonboot as it was causing issues for my other leg. I can feel where the difficulty is and not sure if that is bone or tendon. I feel it will be more tendon from the feel of it.
I bought the foot massager some months after breaking my ankle and having multiple problems with both feet & knees as a consequence (see compensatory behaviours above). Had to use it for some weeks but it definitely worked and I have had no problems since (this was 6 years ago). I definitely recommend getting one (its one of the few things we brought here from England!).
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Old Mar 13th 2020, 3:30 pm
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I bought the foot massager some months after breaking my ankle and having multiple problems with both feet & knees as a consequence (see compensatory behaviours above). Had to use it for some weeks but it definitely worked and I have had no problems since (this was 6 years ago). I definitely recommend getting one (its one of the few things we brought here from England!).
I bought the Revitive (Medic) one direct from the company website. I had a look around and couldn't see it cheaper on other sources - not new, anyway.

There are cheaper ones about - like the Doctor Ho ones advertised on the telly. Five instalments of $50CAN, but only four if ordered by phone. I think I saw a different version somewhere for about $80 but compared to the others it must be rubbish or worse. But I suppose cheaper might work for more minor aches.
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The only public swimming pool in the area is 40 mins & always somewhat closed due to something or other. It had a bad rep for its chlorine levels at one point. I still have a pass with about 7 swims left on it but am wary. My face and eye do not take well to excess & it gets mega crowded as the only pool around.

I was thinking of here for an hour on and off . Me and 'im could go up and it is only ten mins away.
ooohhhhhh.......very nice. Take me as well pretty please! I wish
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Old Mar 13th 2020, 5:11 pm
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I bought the Revitive (Medic) one direct from the company website. I had a look around and couldn't see it cheaper on other sources - not new, anyway.

There are cheaper ones about - like the Doctor Ho ones advertised on the telly. Five instalments of $50CAN, but only four if ordered by phone. I think I saw a different version somewhere for about $80 but compared to the others it must be rubbish or worse. But I suppose cheaper might work for more minor aches.
Blimey, that looks to be a top end piece of kit, I'm in a much lower market segment; no remote control, single speed, on/off switch, that's about it.

Oh, wait, mine has some kind of 'jnfra-red' functionality which last time I checked changed the backlight from 'blue' to 'red'...
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Old Mar 13th 2020, 6:14 pm
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Blimey, that looks to be a top end piece of kit, I'm in a much lower market segment; no remote control, single speed, on/off switch, that's about it.

Oh, wait, mine has some kind of 'jnfra-red' functionality which last time I checked changed the backlight from 'blue' to 'red'...
No heat in the Revitive, electronic muscle stimulation....not that I have any electrical muscles.

You said it was the one Beefy advertised and as it seemed to have advantages for several medical conditions I decided it was the best option for use by 2 or 3 of us.

Just noticed that Amazon has it for $40 less than last week. Bugger.
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No heat in the Revitive, electronic muscle stimulation....not that I have any electrical muscles.

You said it was the one Beefy advertised and as it seemed to have advantages for several medical conditions I decided it was the best option for use by 2 or 3 of us.
I'm not knocking it at all, in fact it's the one I wanted, just that no-one was shipping it to CH three years ago...
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Just noticed that Amazon has it for $40 less than last week. Bugger.
Bugger indeed.
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Old Mar 13th 2020, 8:19 pm
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I'm not knocking it at all.
Oh I know...I was just trying to justify my expense

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Oh I know...I was just trying to justify my expense
There speaketh a man who didn't quite square the going halves bit with MIL before investing.

Double bugger!


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Edit: Just completed my few minutes of massage for today, boosted the machine to the infra-red setting. I would hazard a guess of a temperature shift of somewhere around +2 C.

Not likely to be charring any steaks with that.

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There speaketh a man who didn't quite square the going halves bit with MIL before investing.
If we both survive we can go halves on the next fridge-freezer.

I want one with a water/ice dispenser in the door, like the one that came with the house but packed up a couple of years ago. Just not sure it's worth paying the extra $400+ for.
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If we both survive we can go halves on the next fridge-freezer.

I want one with a water/ice dispenser in the door, like the one that came with the house but packed up a couple of years ago. Just not sure it's worth paying the extra $400+ for.
Despite thread-digression being my one of my specialist subjects, I'll not dwell too much here on this, but don't (re)do the water/ice dispenser in the door thing.

I was talked out of that for our new setup here by none other than the kitchen salesperson "it's just a novelty, it will break down soon".

Honesty from a salesperson.
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