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  • #4504

    Fi
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    A leaked report stated that she was indeed Intersex and had internal testes which is what gives her the elevated testosterone.
    This was never officially confirmed because of Human Rights issues, etc. and quite correctly that information should never be released without the individuals consent.
    The only feasible way that the IAAF can control this issue is by introducing a testosterone cut off level that is physically unobtainable by female athletes and banning athletes that exceed that level from taking part in female only events.
    If Semenya is adamant that she is XX, then she could easily release the test results and stop all this confusion. The fact that she doesn’t, indicates to many, that she is perhaps Intersex and doesn’t therefore want to make that public knowledge for the obvious reasons.

  • #4481

    Fi
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    What has her skin colour got to do with it?

  • #4453

    Fi
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    If I have an ordinary headache I take Anadin Extra. Paracetamol has never worked for me, nor Ibuprofen.

    Sumatriptan is like a miracle drug for me, works every time.

  • #4338

    Fi
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    They do.

  • #4324

    Fi
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    I’m really looking forward to it. Not sure why, but I still find the World Cup much more special than any other football comp, regardless of the quality. Ancient memories of when it was the only time you got to see the world stars; Brazil and Italy in 1982, Denmark and Maradona in 86 etc.

    I’m hoping for England to perform well and just create some good memories, a great goal or two, and get out of the group obviously. Think we have a 50:50 chance against Poland/Colombia and a 40:60 chance against Belgium. I don’t think we’ll be super exciting, but at least we have a bit of a plan. I like Southgate, but I do wish that he’d signed up a coaching genius just to help him for the next three months.

    In my work prediction comp, I have ended up with a Brazil v Argentina final. It would be good if one of the finalists wasn’t one of the big five though.

  • #4315

    Fi
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    I tried talking to the doctor again today but they aren’t available until tomorrow but to be honest their attitude yesterday was so bad I don’t think I will get anywhere with them. I called the unit that does the physiotherapy from referrals directly and they said they didn’t have the info yet but if I got the doctors surgery to fax them the referral letter directly they will see what they can do so hopefully that might cut through the red tape and get me seen much quicker.

  • #4313

    Fi
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    Well I still can’t sit or stand without being in masses of pain, I called the hospital to say that the doctor said I needed an MRI but the referral team were quoting 6 weeks and was there any way to be seen by their orthopedic department and get an on-site referral to which the answer was no. I called the referral people to see if it could be speeded up as I was losing business and unable to get out of bed. They checked my notes and said I was referred for physio which is 4-6 weeks wait. I told them the doctor said I needed an MRI and they said that wasn’t there call to make but the physio might when the appointment comes through. I can’t spend 6 weeks unable to move around, has anyone got any suggestions, the issue is all in my foot and ankle as soon as I sit or stand.

  • #4309

    Fi
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    I called the spinal clinic but apparently they can’t process the referral till 14th so I can’t call to make an appointment till then, I can’t understand having to wait over a week to book an appointment, God knows how long I will still have to wait for the appointment, in the meantime I worry that my clients at work will probably go elsewhere.

  • #4306

    Fi
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    Made it to the doctors who have referred to the spinal clinic for an mri and agreed I can try 1 gabapentin per day with the diazapam but warned they may make me really sleepy which works for me as can’t feel pain when I’m asleep.

  • #4303

    Fi
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    UPDATE: Went back to chiro yesterday who did another realignment and some acupuncture, came home to bed and too diazapam which sent me to sleep so things relaxed a bit but this morning back to pain again. It’s all in my ankle and foot and can’t face the pain of walking which chiro says I need to do, maybe I need to get to the docter but can’t drive and OH is working away all day.

  • #4295

    Fi
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    Thanks for the replies, I’ve got a really good chiro who unfortunately is away for the Bank Holiday but will fit me in on Tuesday. I’ve got some gabapentin that OHs brother left behind after a visit. Do you think it would be safe to take when it wasn’t prescribed for me? Or should I just keep resting and taking ibuprofen as surely the leg just being numb now is an improvement on painful so I guess the pressure on the nerve is reducing?

  • #4275

    Fi
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    There are quite a few companies that rent them which might be worthwhile in case you get bored with it. I think they usually give you a discount if you decide to buy.

  • #4149

    Fi
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    Surely there’s a spectrum? I’ve met several men, including my own brother, who can’t sustain a relationship with an equal, and have to be able to guide/teach/help the other party in some way, ie that she must always be in some way or another either inferior or dependant. Then there are men like my OH, married for 40 years to one of the most independent woman you are likely to come across. I also had friends when younger where he didn’t make a move unless she told him to. When I asked him why he put up with it, he said ‘have you thought that maybe I like it?’. He enjoyed the total lack of responsibility.

    Room for all sorts, I think, people just need to find their match.

  • #4126

    Fi
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    He was employing things called “irony” and “black humour”

    Spot on.

    There are WAY too many people who don’t get irony and black humour. If they ever read texts or overheard me and my mates at the wall we would never get employed!

  • #4110

    Fi
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    Pretty obviously most of them are doing it for the money because most people on an agency list as a hostess won’t be on their first job. They know the gig is something closer to strippers/lap dancers than waitresses when the boss specifies what color of underwear to wear and pays them well over the odds. They also know that a bunch of drunk lecherous millionaires showing off to each other tip really well.

  • #4100

    Fi
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    Id be much more suspicious that it is due to childhood obesity. I had an earlier period then many of my friends because I was a heavy child despite my parents efforts. One of my friends who was always slim to underweight was the slowest to have a period(late teens)

    For example I keep horses and in order to get a heifer calf ready for breeding seasons we need them to hit certain weight gains at different ages. if they don’t hit those weights their heats are often delayed.if they do hit targets they are often ready to be bred quite young. Weight seems to be massively influential to them.

    Humans are still biologically… just another animal.

    My hypothesis is that being heavier consistently throughout childhood and as a result their bodies are reaching biologically adult weights sooner leading to early periods etc.

    Drinking milk id imagine is incidental.would be interesting to check it against other nations where childhood obesity is an issue but dairy is uncommon if possible.

    In the eu hormone use is much more tightly regulated then in the us or Australia and each drugs has the withdrawal worked out and thats strictly enforced. We dont have a lot of antibiotic and hormone contamination at all as its a very strictly regulated industry.

    Correlation does not always match causation.

  • #4043

    Fi
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    Its possibly your action causing a slight sprain each time you exercise it- I’d go to a doctor for a referral to a biomechanics department- as well as physio.

  • #4433

    Fi
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    Perhaps football brings out the worst in a very, very small minority, but most people seem to be able to watch and enjoy it without doing any damage to anyone. Millions of people watched the match on Saturday (official BBC figures show almost 20 million viewers, but obviously that doesn’t account for those who had viewing parties or went to pubs/ big screens to watch it. The real figure is likely much higher), so to simply say “football brings out the worst in people” is a huge generalization and completely untrue. I hate the fact people are focusing on the actions of a few stupid individuals. I watched the match with a group of friends from work and there were four small children in the group. A good time was had by all and the worst damage done was a few crisps dropped on the floor!

    As for fans of other sports – they are also capable of stupid behavior. Look at what happened when the New England Patriots won the super bowl last year! Different sport, different country…

  • #4355

    Fi
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    Fair enough- but they’ve been easily the best 2 sides.

    I’d be much more concerned if I was a Germany fan.

    Belgium game will be the real test- if England can live with them, then they could do alright…

  • #4350

    Fi
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    Steady on… they’ve played some of the best football of any team so far, and they’re a young side. Kane is a good player. With him in the side, they’ll be a threat to anyone and given how limited Germany, Brazil, Argentina and France looked, I think they’re not badly placed here.

  • #4340

    Fi
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    Because they’re not very good at it.

  • #4326

    Fi
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    That’s one heck of an assumption.

    Belgium has more than enough good players for an exciting game, maybe Croatia does too. Colombia could come good, or Uruguay. Portugal has some great players, though tend to play a fairly dull game. Then there’s England…

    And what was the last great world cup final between two established teams? 1986? 1998 was a great final but that was France’s first ever final.

  • #4319

    Fi
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    Stupid thing is the meds aren’t needed if I stay on my back and are nowhere near strong enough when I sit up. I’m on 2x 5mg diazapam every 4 hours, with 400 mg ibuprofen and then tramadol and gabapentin in the 2 hours in between – I feel like a zombie…

    Went to physio who said that it is probably a prolapsed disc which can take up to 3 months so won’t mri or investigate further till after that time, why I why didn’t I take out private health care a few months ago when I looked into it.

  • #4317

    Fi
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    I think from what the referral number said it is very similar here, I just don’t know what I will do if I can’t walk for a minimum of 6 weeks whilst I get bounced from waiting list to waiting list, it would be annoying if I was employed but as a self-employed dog walker it will absolutely be the end of my business.

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