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Old Nov 7th 2019, 1:48 pm
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I'll probably never go again in my lifetime, but at least youtube kind of makes it feel like your there...ha ha

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Old Nov 7th 2019, 2:51 pm
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Jsmith ................. you can't be unhappy about the weather here ........

....... 13 consecutive days without rain in what is usually one of the 2 wettest months of the year!!

13 consecutive evenings of great colourful sunsets, and about the same number of great sunrises
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Old Nov 7th 2019, 3:10 pm
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I haven't been unhappy with the current weather, its been quite enjoyable the last couple of weeks.


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Jsmith ................. you can't be unhappy about the weather here ........

....... 13 consecutive days without rain in what is usually one of the 2 wettest months of the year!!

13 consecutive evenings of great colourful sunsets, and about the same number of great sunrises
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Old Nov 8th 2019, 6:43 am
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Not your usual story about convicts.

Man in prison sentenced to life with no parole in 1997, collapses in cell in 2015, heart stops, doctors able to revive, prisoner claims he died thus served his sentenced and should be released. Courts do not agree, and man will remain in prison.

https://globalnews.ca/news/6144601/l...mP7DtkXF1lptDc
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Quebec should be cast adrift if this is all they can offer Canada.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-50241254
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Quebec should be cast adrift if this is all they can offer Canada.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-50241254
I'm pretty sure they'll overturn this one because it's been all over the news and is so patently ridiculous. The CAQ won't want to look too stupid right away.
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Originally Posted by Gordon Barlow
I wonder if any of you are taking cannabis oil - especially now that it's all legal in Canada. It's wonderful for reducing pain, so check it out if you haven't already.
I saw this post from Gordon a few days ago, but held off replying as I was undergoing some tests, so didn't want to spoof myself or indeed anyone else.

I've been taking CBD oil in capsule form for some 10 months or so due to ongoing back pain - I have two "slipped discs". The capsules have helped a lot in reducing the pain, allowing more mobility, hence more exercise, hence building back stronger muscles.

These capsules are not on prescription, so are sourced and paid for out of my own pocket. Having placed my last order, I received an email saying that they were out of stock, blah blah some gremlin in the supply chain, would I accept an alternative capsule? - half the potency, but they would double the number of capsules, so +/- back to my requirement. Their best guess was 8-10 weeks before the original product would be available, so I said ok, let's try with this. The capsules arrived less than 24 hours later, with a complementary gift of 16 CBD plasters.

I didn't jump in immediately, but did some reading and found that maximum absorption take up of active ingredient is up to 90% when using plasters, compared to just 60% when using oil/capsules. 10 days in now, I'm seeing a definite improvement.

And the plasters come out around 70% cheaper than the capsules for equivalent perceived relief.

Trial is ongoing.
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Old Nov 9th 2019, 5:08 am
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I saw this post from Gordon a few days ago, but held off replying as I was undergoing some tests, so didn't want to spoof myself or indeed anyone else.

I've been taking CBD oil in capsule form for some 10 months or so due to ongoing back pain - I have two "slipped discs". The capsules have helped a lot in reducing the pain, allowing more mobility, hence more exercise, hence building back stronger muscles.

These capsules are not on prescription, so are sourced and paid for out of my own pocket. Having placed my last order, I received an email saying that they were out of stock, blah blah some gremlin in the supply chain, would I accept an alternative capsule? - half the potency, but they would double the number of capsules, so +/- back to my requirement. Their best guess was 8-10 weeks before the original product would be available, so I said ok, let's try with this. The capsules arrived less than 24 hours later, with a complementary gift of 16 CBD plasters.

I didn't jump in immediately, but did some reading and found that maximum absorption take up of active ingredient is up to 90% when using plasters, compared to just 60% when using oil/capsules. 10 days in now, I'm seeing a definite improvement.

And the plasters come out around 70% cheaper than the capsules for equivalent perceived relief.

Trial is ongoing.
That's good news BB, I'm really glad to see you're getting some relief from your pain. I discussed a CBD transdermal patch with my doctor, but although she's open to the idea she doesn't feel it will give me the pain relief I currently need, so I'm still on buprenorphine patches plus oral tapentadol, celebrex and a very high dose of gabapentin. Been on these meds for 2 months, and I have up to 4 months to go.

Surgeon is trying to avoid another spinal fusion. I have a cervical nerve that has become squashed due to a disc extrusion. Laminectomy surgery didn't help, so now it's a case of seeing if the nerve swelling and inflammation will subside on its own. I absolutely hate taking so many strong drugs, but I also don't fancy my entire cervical spine being fused. That's what will have to happen in 4 months though if the nerve hasn't settled. My docs know that 2 months down the track there's been no improvement at all, because being late with taking the meds by even one hour sees a return of the pain. And it really is unbearable pain.

If I was a horse I'd be shot
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When gas prices suddenly drop 15+ cents in Vancouver, lines of cars at gas stations....

https://www.reddit.com/r/vancouver/c...ng_ridiculous/

This line in the photo someone posted isn't even that bad, I was stuck in a traffic jam over summer, one station put their price as 1.40 when everyone else was in the 1.60 range, and the line was so long it went out onto the street almost a block....lol

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That's good news BB, I'm really glad to see you're getting some relief from your pain. I discussed a CBD transdermal patch with my doctor, but although she's open to the idea she doesn't feel it will give me the pain relief I currently need, so I'm still on buprenorphine patches plus oral tapentadol, celebrex and a very high dose of gabapentin. Been on these meds for 2 months, and I have up to 4 months to go.

Surgeon is trying to avoid another spinal fusion. I have a cervical nerve that has become squashed due to a disc extrusion. Laminectomy surgery didn't help, so now it's a case of seeing if the nerve swelling and inflammation will subside on its own. I absolutely hate taking so many strong drugs, but I also don't fancy my entire cervical spine being fused. That's what will have to happen in 4 months though if the nerve hasn't settled. My docs know that 2 months down the track there's been no improvement at all, because being late with taking the meds by even one hour sees a return of the pain. And it really is unbearable pain.

If I was a horse I'd be shot
Cheers spouse of scouse, pain relief is what I'm after these days.

My doc back in CH (well, one of them) said that my back was basically buggered - to use the technical term - and very much pooh-poohed my question regarding a potential spinal fuse; I only mentioned it as I remember that it brought my mum back to life big time after so, so many years of absolute agonv.

She worked nights for years as an auxiliary nurse in a maternity wing offshoot scary monster building about 5 miles off the main hospital, but it was in in our village, so her commute by bicycle was do-able, kind of.

But my doc said no, not for me.

Good that you discussed the use of CBD with your doc. It can have negative/nullifying effects when taken with other medication.

Hang on, I just re-read your post, you said "Surgeon is trying to avoid another spinal fusion." Another? Is this related to the car smash of a while back?

Even if you declared yourself horse, best count me out of the shoot squad, my eyesight is really not up to it.

Late thought: Would this sub-discussion be better placed in "Fatty livers & gastro thugs" ?

I'll hit the report thingy and ask nicely.

Even later thought (when in the report thingy page): "Note: This is ONLY to be used to report spam, advertising messages, and problematic (harassment, fighting, or rude) posts."

So I didn't.

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Even later thought (when in the report thingy page): "Note: This is ONLY to be used to report spam, advertising messages, and problematic (harassment, fighting, or rude) posts."
So I didn't.
Better watch it; they probably have their eye on you now.

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Better watch it; they probably have their eye on you now.
Oh bugger!

<Slinks off to bed humming Martha and the Vandellas Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide...>
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Better watch it; they probably have their eye on you now.




Originally Posted by BuckinghamshireBoy

Late thought: Would this sub-discussion be better placed in "Fatty livers & gastro thugs" ?

I'll hit the report thingy and ask nicely.

Even later thought (when in the report thingy page): "Note: This is ONLY to be used to report spam, advertising messages, and problematic (harassment, fighting, or rude) posts."

So I didn't.
Yup. This discussion could be laced in the gastro thread or a new thread called cbd oil or something.

GERD stuff could be moved to the GERD thread too if that seems sensible.

This is the Random Stuff thread after all.

Let me know

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