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by leftpoole
4 Feb 2019, 2:01pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Bells Palsy
Replies: 5
Views: 767

Re: Bells Palsy

I am recovering well and I am very happy to be so.
It is a terrible illness and one which I hope to never to have to deal with again!
John
by leftpoole
24 Jan 2019, 11:47am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Bells Palsy
Replies: 5
Views: 767

Re: Bells Palsy

HI John, My best wishes to you for a speedy recovery. Corticosteroids are effective as I found out recently in respect to another condition. Here's to you getting up and cycling again soon. Kind regards Dennis Hello, As if I do not have enough medical conditions to deal with. I have now been affect...
by leftpoole
21 Jan 2019, 12:27pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Bells Palsy
Replies: 5
Views: 767

Re: Bells Palsy

Thanks for the wishes.
Steroids indeed and the complaint is most uncomfortable, inconvenient and overall debilitating. Difficulty eating drinking and sleeping. My right eye has to be taped down at night because I cannot close it. Difficult condition all in.
John
by leftpoole
18 Jan 2019, 11:30am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Bells Palsy
Replies: 5
Views: 767

Bells Palsy

Hello,
As if I do not have enough medical conditions to deal with. I have now been affected by Bell's Palsy.
It is not very nice and eating/drinking/sleeping are very difficult.
If you need more information on the condition its easily found online.
Best to all,
John
by leftpoole
24 Oct 2018, 2:37pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Rivaroxiban - side effects
Replies: 7
Views: 1222

Re: Rivaroxiban - side effects

I couldn’t get the inr right on the warfarin until I found buried in the small type an admonition against cod liver oil tabs, which I take or at least took. Elsewhere it gets blamed for atherosclerosis. I’d rather have swollen ankles but am not offered a choice. Hello, I had similar problems. I ASK...
by leftpoole
19 Oct 2018, 12:17pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Rivaroxiban - side effects
Replies: 7
Views: 1222

Re: Rivaroxaban - side effects

Hello, Amongst other medication I too take Rivaroxaban. I have been taking it for three or four Years with no ill effect. I used to take another pill which made my lower legs swell dreadfully. The cause was Amlodipine one of my BP tablets. I take the medication because I have suffered not one but tw...
by leftpoole
17 Oct 2018, 11:00am
Forum: On the road
Topic: AUK Finances
Replies: 49
Views: 2504

Re: AUK Finances

I had an email today from the head honcho at Audax UK, saying they have to put their membership fees up to pay for their new website. An increase of £4 to £23 a year. It's likely that ride entry fees might go up as well, as they are increasing costs to organisers. I'll still affiliate as I consider...
by leftpoole
16 Oct 2018, 10:42am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Do you find it harder to take risks as you get older?
Replies: 32
Views: 1570

Re: Do you find it harder to take risks as you get older?

Hello, When I was young I had a spell as a motorcycle racer. When I was a little older I had a spell as a motor car racer. As I grew older I became a Driving Instructor (ADI) and qualified as an Institute of advanced motoring tutor. I was indeed pretty good at these activities. I am 68 and fast appr...
by leftpoole
14 Oct 2018, 11:32am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: For those taking medication
Replies: 10
Views: 962

Re: For those taking medication

I am only a beginner, clearly, with just the 3 types. I have no intention of trying harder, as it were. That must be a really rubbish regime, but preferable to the alternative, of course. :? Hello, I had to see my Doctor earlier this week due to hiccups in my health. Outcome was good because an inc...
by leftpoole
13 Oct 2018, 10:42am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: For those taking medication
Replies: 10
Views: 962

Re: For those taking medication

I'm only (only, the man says) on four types covering 3 maladies, and when I'm cycling I can leave one of them out otherwise it weaponizes my lower intestine. I was first diagnosed with one of my problems at 40! I am now 68 and alive but full of pills. My life was certainly much easier before age 40...
by leftpoole
2 Oct 2018, 11:30am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Trangia flame: what should it look like?
Replies: 76
Views: 4140

Re: Trangia flame: what should it look like?

Are we still having a fuel debate that centres around defensive positions? I thought everyone would be able to accept all fuel systems has advantages and disadvantages. The trick is to find out what works for you and when it doesn't work. Depending on your activities you choose the fuel system to s...
by leftpoole
29 Sep 2018, 2:02pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: For those taking medication
Replies: 10
Views: 962

Re: For those taking medication

I manage on 19!
John
by leftpoole
21 Sep 2018, 10:54am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: For those taking medication
Replies: 10
Views: 962

Re: For those taking medication

What pills are they, how many types, do you have to take them in a certain order? I am very lucky I guess, have not taken any medicine for many years Nine different types. Seven in the morning. Heart/lung and spinal. Two at Midday and seven at night time. Im alive and still plodding on. Difficult a...
by leftpoole
21 Sep 2018, 10:26am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: For those taking medication
Replies: 10
Views: 962

For those taking medication

Hello,
For those who do not know my health regime. Attached a photograph of Chemist delivery!
I live on most of these pills.
Regards,
John
PS I am selling much of my cycle and camping gear and so look in For Sale section from time to time for a bargain.
by leftpoole
19 Sep 2018, 11:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: High end steel frames: are they worth it?
Replies: 106
Views: 10267

Re:

Thanks everyone for the replies. I think PH makes a good point when he says that Longstaff include items like cast lugs for which you would pay extra at Mercian - a point made to me by Lance at Longstaff. In terms of riding performance I'd agree that it's difficult to tell the difference between th...