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What made you happy today....?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by oldman, Apr 30, 2020.

  1. Kazz

    Kazz Well-Known Member

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    upload_2020-6-15_7-51-12.jpeg Michael did the same by re-purposing two pieces of NSW Spotted Gum to encase our old speakers. That made me happy.......
     
  2. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Looks really neat , well made piece of furniture. Timber is one of easiest materials to work with yet one of the most satisfying . Gum or eucalyptus timber has one of the most beautiful grain patterns u can get ,that's why they make coffee tables and bar tops from it .
     
  3. deeksy62

    deeksy62 Well-Known Member

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    Was fortunate enough to see the white whale go past Coffs Harbour today, Migaloo, always pleasing to see.

    Steve
     
  4. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Just being able to walk.......
    Did my back last Saturday and movement has been incredibly painful .
    This morning, for the first time, I was able to go for a walk, albeit gingerly.
    Have to heal quickly....I’m on a deadline for the end of June.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  5. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    That’s easy.

    Whatever you did, to do your back in last Saturday - just STOP DOING THAT!
     
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  6. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

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    Good to hear your on the road to recovery mate.
     
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  7. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    This was sitting in the drive this morning...
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    Might have brought it home last night.
     
  8. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Daihatsu? :rolleyes:
     
  9. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    WOW....... you must have really given the bottle a nudge
     
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  10. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    1985 Daihatsu Hijet 1000 Jumbo Cab.
    Genuine 113000km. Surface rust but solid. With 993cc 3 cylinder big block.:eek:
    Basically a 5x4 trailer with a motor and steering wheel. ;)
    :p:D;)

    Now all I need is a single cab Bay to carry it around on!;)
     
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  11. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Reminds me of 1982 when working in the Solomon Islands and owning a similar model but it was a micro bus/van:eek: ..... went better with a load in the back and not built to carry 2 solidly built aussie 30 yo men in the front seats - oh so very squeezy :confused:
     
  12. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The damage was done while I was dusting under a couch.....slow upward rotation saw me hit the floor with a thud.
    Not happy Jan !
    Every day sees a slight improvement......holding thumbs.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  13. Ninga

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    That will teach you for dusting!
    Maybe lying flat on a board in salt water would help recovery? ;)
     
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  14. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Not up to that yet........unfortunately.....but I will get there'
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  15. Grantus

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    Seems like a perfect reason to get out of doing those chores...:rolleyes:

    “Sorry Sue, you know I can’t do those tasks. Remember what happened last time?” ;)


    Regular application of the Voltaren Gel may work as well for you, as it does for me.
     
  16. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Ouch and can empathise with you as have arthritis at the base of the spine so need to do exercises each day for it - culmination of a vertebrae in the back being damaged in a high speed barefoot water skiing accident (1979) and then 12 months (1980) getting a kick in the same place after diving on a ball playing Rugby. Add to that doing the sciatic nerve teeing off in the mid '9os.

    I have used since the 1970's Tiger Balm (Red - deeper heat penetration OR White is milder OR there is an oil) and find the relief significant. A spray product Pain Away is close to Tiger Balm. Voltaren I've found doesn't cut it with me.
    Infrared Heat is also good for getting relief ..... I got one of these which works well on the back, knees etc https://www.harveynorman.com.au/beurer-handheld-infrared-massager.html
    Without a prescribed anti inflammatory you should be able to get Nurofen over the counter which I find alleviates the pain and helps with the movement aspect.
     
  17. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks for the thoughts folks......I’m a Tiger Balm Red convert and have been using it for decades...tried Voltaren gel with minimal success......haven’t tried a stronger version. Current medical thinking is to live with the pain but keep the joint area mobile.....so long, slow walks to prevent locking up altogether.(My GP’s approach....been with him for 35+ years too...)
    I’m also in the very capable hands of a Chiro/Osteo/Acupuncture/Massage therapist who has been looking after me for the last 35 years or so.....slowly making improvements but geezus it is a painful journey....."
    I’m terrified to cough, sneeze or fart.....:eek: ‘cause I know I’ll hit the deck.....
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  18. Squidy

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    Knowing your pain mate, bulging discs, L4 L5 and moderate degenerative deterioration S1 and some , a life of manual labour has done me no good.
    I now stretch twice a day, boring, repetitive but works without the need of further medication. hopefully comes good soon mate and doesn’t hamper the water activities too much, take care
     
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  19. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks Steve....similar diagnosis...L4/5 disc and narrowed foraminal openings...... too many birthdays...... and a lifetime of thinking I was indestructable is now reminding me that I am not.
    Better days ahead.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  20. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    No one ever told us that doing things and sustaining injuries when we were young would lead to these issues later in life :confused:.
    I'm not loyal to any Dr. these days for a myriad of reasons but the physio I use put me on daily exercises for the back, ankles (tendinitis), knees (bakers cyst) which has kept me away from him for almost 12 months ;).
     

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