• beckyE posted a new activity comment 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    What is strange is how stubborn he is.

    His best team was great, but it was hard. Even the flare players like Bergkamp and Henry had that bit of Devil in them. But their Spine was hard, they went out and won the fight then won the game with great soccer.

    For the last decade there has been no spine, no good keeper, no hard center half, no dominant…[Read more]

    • The money players earn is often cited, sometimes lazily, as a reason why that fight or spirit has been lost. Back in the day when your profile dictated earnings, a stellar cup run or a winning team was the zenith upon which you got known and got to dictate somewhat, your worth.

      Now even very average players have image rights, boot deals and…[Read more]

  • Seems I have been very lucky then as I wouldn’t let any man into my life who wanted to ‘guide’ me or patronise me! As you said, it takes all sorts but I’ve never actually heard any woman describe herself as ‘dependent’ or ‘in need of manly guidance’. It will be interesting to see if anyone who identifies as such makes a contribution to…[Read more]

  • @connie Of course I’m not trolling. You know perfectly well he doesn’t beat his wife and nor does he think women should spend their lives in the kitchen. He was employing things called “irony” and “black humour” which the wilfully offended and downright stupid choose not to have noticed.

    Not a great joke and pretty dumb of him to have done it on…[Read more]

  • beckyE replied to the topic Tired legs? in the forum Health 3 months, 4 weeks ago

    To recover from a cold you need to rest. Difficult with our busy lifestyles but essential, and more so as you get older.
    Get some easy food in, turn off your phone, arrange for a friend to do the horse.
    Get up late, read a book, have a nap, keep warm, go to bed early.
    Get up next day, feeling great. If not, repeat.

  • I’d guess they were expecting to work in a safe environment, with clear boundaries about what was acceptable. There is a big difference between being expected to be leered while wearing skimpy clothes and paid for that, and being assaulted. If you go to strip bar it is very clear what the rules are and also clear what the bulky characters in cheap…[Read more]

  • “Storm in a teacup” doesn’t come close to covering the over-hyping of this non-story.

  • beckyE replied to the topic Milk causing early puberty? in the forum Health 4 months ago

    I don’t think it’s just because of this. Look at the amount of women on the pill- surely that’s got to have an effect, then there’s soya which can mimic hormones (if you believe some research) and other chemicals we are consuming/have around us. It can’t be good for us in any way, shape or form. Sadly we have very little control over it.

  • beckyE replied to the topic How to treat ball of foot pain? in the forum Health 4 months ago

    Have you scared yourself by looking online yet? e.g http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/sport-injuries/foot-heel-pain

  • I wonder if it’s to do with the support level. Asics are quite supportive through the arch – I wear them as my feet are quite flat. Maybe the support is too much for you? And then possible sizing issues with some of the others?

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  • beckyE started the topic Mourinho in the forum General Banter 4 months, 1 week ago

    Should he stay or should he go?
    Personally I would like him to go and Sean Dyche replace him.

  • beckyE replied to the topic How to ease shoulder pain? in the forum Health 4 months, 1 week ago

    I lived with similar symptoms to you and spent lots at an osteo thinking it was muscular/strength issue/frozen shoulder.

    The pain continued so eventually (two years!!!) I went to doc and referred to physio – she did one thing and said I have to have a scan right away. Turns out I needed a subacromial decompression and was in and out within two…[Read more]

  • beckyE replied to the topic Coccyx Pain in the forum Health 4 months, 1 week ago

    I’ve broken mine twice (fly lesson from same horse).

    Its takes ages to heal. Get coccyx cushions. They are a godsend – sitting on one right now, even though the last time it got broken was 20 months ago!

  • I have 2 pairs of Karrimor XLite. They are great, the material is fleecy at the top, so no see through-ness even when you bend down. Lower down is much lighter weight, so you don’t get too hot.

    One pair has a drawstring, but they fit really well and I don’t use it. The other pair has a really wide soft band.

    I tried cheaper ones, but they were…[Read more]

  • beckyE replied to the topic Sepsis arthritis in the forum Health 4 months, 1 week ago

    I rang the hospital this morning and he was about to see the consultant (again!) but the staff nurse said his temperature was still 39 and they can’t seem to bring it down. Still waiting lab results. He hardly ever drinks (bar two cans over the whole Xmas period and about 5 pints in the whole of 2017 in the summer evenings in the pub garden) and…[Read more]

  • beckyE replied to the topic Sepsis arthritis in the forum Health 4 months, 1 week ago

    @cat yes I’ve not heard great things either. I rang the ward this morning to fin out how he was as they kept him in overnight and the nurse said that he was with the Orthaepedic Consultant but it looks likely that he would be undergoing surgery sometime today. I’m at work as there is nothing I can do and I don’t expect they will discharge him…[Read more]

  • beckyE replied to the topic Sepsis arthritis in the forum Health 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for your help. My partner had to have the paramedics round on friday night due to his total knee replacement (he had a total knee replacement 3 years ago but you can get septic arthritis from the TKR years later.) knee being in agony. Found him sat at the foot of the stairs unable to move with a knee hot red and swollen to 3 times it…[Read more]

  • beckyE started the topic Sepsis arthritis in the forum Health 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Has anyone suffered from sepsis arthritis in the knee and what was the outcome please?

  • Very surprised that they wouldn’t take them back off you. My hospital has a big bin next to reception in Fracture Clinic, and another in the physio department, so you can just drop them off. I think they get inspected and cleaned up before re-used.

    Wooden walking sticks are cut to size for each patient, and get shorter and shorter until they’re…[Read more]