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benborp

Member since Jun 2015 • Last active Jan 2018
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    "number one tricky" apparently to do with ISIS and not events in a Russian hotel room.

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    Thanks for that. It's reassuring seeing someone put together a cogent explanation for why so many aspects of western economic, social and political life are unsustainable. Depressing that we seem to be marching straight towards crisis after crisis.

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    See if you can get some advice while that is happening, i.e. where to go if you suffer discomfort; what signs to look out for regarding infection and complications.

    Ask what sort of timescale you should be looking at for pain management and rehabilitation. You probably won't get definitive answers about when stuff should happen but you'll have an idea as to whether that Fracture Clinic appointment is too long to wait, when you should seek help if you are worried about something and whether you need to seek more specific advice about recovery.

    If everything proceeds smoothly I wouldn't expect much to happen in those few weeks and I had similar waits after surgery. You are already well ahead of the curve compared to someone referred to a FC, then referred to a surgeon, then waiting for surgery, then waiting for a follow up FC appointment and then physio.

    Good luck!

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    Are the staples out yet?

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    "Wow, look at this head tube! Where am I going to put my stack of spacers?"

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    Probably compensating for the tyres.

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    I had a non-union on my left collar-bone. Mid shaft, complete separation, unstable. I think I was on my twelfth opinion and several years down the line before it was acknowledged and by that stage I was suffering all sorts of issues. Rotator cuff problems, neck problems, shoulder blade instability. I would lose the vision in one eye at times because of compression of a nerve.
    The only purpose physio served was to temporarily help me with the secondary injuries, the pain from the collar bone itself was minor, but I was losing function all over the place which could never be fixed by compensating for a non functioning shoulder. I didn't realise at the time but my life was also dominated by the pain of these secondary issues.
    By the time the non-union was accepted in the UK one part of the collar bone was dead and I had to have the lateral end removed and the shoulder reconstructed using an artificial ligament to bridge the gap to a reshaped shoulder blade. Rehabilitation took about ten years, part of this was dealing with problems caused by the initial injury and the period of non-union, part of the rehabilitation was dealing with a shoulder that now worked 'different'.

    A few years later I had my right collar bone shattered. Plate and screws - piece of piss. I have very little body fat and I'm quite small so the plate and screws were very prominent. I didn't have a problem with bags and harnesses but occasionally, unavoidably, I would receive a blow on the collar bone which didn't hurt as such but was very, very wrong in a PTSD flashback kind of way. I had the plate removed - even more of a piece of piss. This break wasn't much more hassle for me than a normal collar bone fracture that heals without any problem.

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    So those problems at Fukushima Daiichi must be quite serious then?

    Just to underline my facetiousness the new shield at Chernobyl is making the news for being rolled in to place thirty years later. The likelihood of any ex-Soviet state coping with a major event today must be slight and then the US is struggling to cope with pretty fundamental infrastructure problems even before a crisis.

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    No, I don't think so. She already has all the exposure and recognition she needs in her field - she walked away from a high profile government inquiry. This is more like a film star rocking up in the Legs Akimbo minibus.

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    It is odd. She is heavy artillery. She appeared for the driver that Martin Porter attempted to prosecute. It also sounds like she is attempting to use the absolute guff that the ACPO used several years ago as guidance to pretty much dismiss any allegation that was supported with video evidence; the police, CPS and courts have moved on since then. She will also cost about ten times more than the driver stood to lose in fines. Who is paying for this - newspaper deal?

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