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  1. BC_J400

    Regrets - Do you have any?

    My regret was that I hadn't done anything for work other than boring old IT and and I had no cool stories to tell in the caravan park when I retire. I changed careers to what I thought was the ultimate dream job, working in a very high profile Government job. It didn't work out due to a number of issues including a workplace injury. Now I'm back in IT and not loving life as I was in my new old career :-(
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    Under 1 minute. Impressive

    Mine are like that, VERY difficult to change it. I should have bought tires that fitted properly.
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    Hair Loss

    I'm just over 40. Getting fat, bald, old and grey all together.
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    Cool number plate

    Please don't post photos of my car without my permission. lol
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    Heart checks, stress test etc

    The stress test shows how well the valves are working too. Once you see it done you'll get some confidence that you've been fairly thoroughly checked. When I did the echo stress test I started walking on the treadmill, but my heartrate started to rise fairly quickly, I didn't want to look unfit so as I got faster I carefully controlled my breathing, increased my stride and relaxed. The more I relaxed and the faster I went, the lower my heartrate went (to a point). The nurse said quietly to the doctor "he must be fit." The doctor then said to me "you do a bit of running do you?" That was my finest pretend James Bond moment :-)
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    Work stuff ups.

    I got accused of lying to my employer, because I proposed a hypothetical scenario that came true. Therefore they believed that I lied to make it happen. Long story but I pretty much lost my job over it.
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    Weird cop moment

    They had nothing better to do than to get in front of you and thus annoy you. Slow day. They were just waiting for you to do something so that they have half a chance of meeting their quota.
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    Who is in the wrong?

    The pedestrian is clearly at fault for not checking that the road was clear of vehicles. No further correspondence should be entered into. Prince - technically you are not correct... the pedestrian was the required distance from the marked crossing. It is not an offence to cross a road away from a pedestrian crossing. Depending on the state laws, it could be 30 metres from the crossing for example.
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    Plantar fasciitis

    Who said that I was seeing a single health care practitioner? Have seen multiple GP's (same practice), Physio, Osteo, Specialist Surgeon & additional doctor for cortisone.
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    Plantar fasciitis

    I've had an ultrasound and an MRI and it's confirmed - low grade PF. I usually wear casual Nike's with arch orthotics plus a soft gel one on the heal. Wore my Brooks beast imports yesterday without orthotics and they were surprisingly good.
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    Plaster cast

    It's certainly not uncommon for a cast to be applied in a less than ideal manner. A second opinion is always good.
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    Clive Palmer rebuilding the Titanic

    Construction on the Clive Palmer Titanic didn't happen I am led to believe, due to funding. There is a different Titanic vessel to be used as a hotel.. I don't believe it is the same one. Happy to be corrected on this.
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    Plantar fasciitis

    I was doing a series of agility tests (5) and during the third one it all went pear shaped and I couldn't finish the rest. This happened in April 2017 and is still as bad now as the day it happened, with the exception of when I had the injection.
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    Plantar fasciitis

    I had a cortizone injection and it lasted for about 5 weeks unfortunately :-( The MRI report says "low grade P F." The physio is working regularly on the calf to stretch and to free up the ankle but it's really not helping. Ice doesn't seem to help other than to numb the area a little but wears off soon after. I could lose a kilo or two so I'll try and continue down that path. It must be fairly bad as there's no way in hell I could try running on it. It was caused by doing the Illinois agility test 3 times in a row. Very frustrating!
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    Plantar fasciitis

    I've picked up this "condition" from an incident in the workplace early last year. It's still hanging around as painful as ever. I do physio once a week and he stretches the crap out of everything, calf etc. I am aware of what all the websites say about treatment and how to alleviate the pain, but I'm not getting a lot of benefit. Has anyone had this condition and what worked for you to *fix* it or at least reduce the pain? It's very painful, I can't run, I have pain when riding and walking around even at the local shopping centre is extremely painful.