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  1. Sorry, forgot to mention all ends well.
  2. Sort of on subject, but this made my day. Not your average ride but you never know when your skills might be needed.
  3. Me, off the stormwater pipe at Maroubra. There used to be a lot of kneelos back then.
  4. I’ve worked as a porter in an orthopaedic ward at a rehab hospital and have seen plenty of patients with hip replacements. My understanding is that each orthopaedic surgeon has their preferred method of operating (posterior or anterior) but I think the quickest recovery was from anterior as it’s less invasive. As above from goughy https://www.arthritis-health.com/surgery/hip-surgery/anterior-vs-posterior-hip-replacement-surgeries And after what I just saw on the news make sure they do the correct hip.😳
  5. I thought it was crowd funding by supporters. My concern is he’ll get off and end up with a tax payer funded pension.😡
  6. I would if I knew how to 🙁 I’ve had this same discussion with the doctor and will get weekly checks at the pharmacy. My high BP has only been a recent problem and I’m a regular blood donor and used to to get it checked quite often when I worked in a hospital and it’s never been a problem until recently, funnily enough, only since I’ve retired.
  7. Hi all, A follow up from my previous post in goughys Stroke (Vertigo) thread. I have recently been suffering from a tightness in the jaw and higher blood pressure. I have had a full blood test, and a stress test at the cardiologist and all results were great but the Doctor has prescribed a very mild blood pressure medication and to get regular readings to monitor results. I feel officially old at being prescribed a medication for the first time at 65 yo, but since talking to others was surprised how many are on it. Are their any trannies with a similar experience. Thanks
  8. Hope all went well and you make a full recovery.
  9. Fair enough I’ve never lived that sought of life
  10. Just wondering, are these amounts for a single person or a couple.
  11. No. My wife and I are self funded and have roughly that amount in super between us and we are not entitled to a pension. We have shares in a couple of companies but nothing worth much. We own our home, car etc. but we don’t have any investment properties to negative gear or other income. We had to sell our house in Hornsby and move to a regional area to afford retirement.
  12. +1 including TAFE fees and Tax evasion.
  13. I know what Goughy is getting at in his post. After being made redundant at the age of 55yo and getting very little payout, and not being able to get a job in my trade, I managed to get a job in a hospital as a wards man and porter. I have seen the best and worst in human behaviour from patients and staff. I have also witnessed contempt, abuse, racism and sexism towards the lower paid staff. Cleaners, kitchen staff, wards man etc. would be earning around the $20-23 an hour and a lot of them are, like me at the time, under employed, uni students or just normal hard working people trying to pay the bills. To be told to work harder or get a better job by smug politicians, like Joe Hockey is an insult.
  14. So far the doc doesn’t seem too concerned, just getting all the tests done as a process. Im still riding and functioning as normal, but when it first happened you can’t help but think the worst. Time will tell.
  15. Sorry to hijack this post with my recent events. Went to the doctor Monday (fellow cyclist) mentioned I had suffered recently from occasional jaw clenching and more recently numbness on right side of face, feels like end stage dentist anaesthetic. Not suffering any facial droop or speech issues, just feels weird. Had full blood test, results all good. Then a Doppler ultrasound on my carotid arteries with results all good. Next a stress test at local cardiologist (fellow cyclist). We will wait and see but doctor mentioned it may be Bell’s palsy. Any one had or know anyone with this. thanks
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