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Nev

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The most useless have been heated gloves.
I was chatting to a guy on a pedelect the other day at my local cafe. I have chatted to him once or twice before, he rides about a 30 mile round trip to work and back every day. He had some heated gloves with him that his wife bought him last Christmas. They were made by Sealskinz, each one had their own individual battery, he absolutely loved them. Said he cycles to work in all weathers unless there is ice on the ground and so making it too dangerous for two wheels.

He said there is still some glove battery left when he gets to work but not enough to get home so he puts them on charge while he is there. He said it has made a massive difference to him as he used to really struggle with cold hands while cycling in the winter.

He did say they were fairly expensive though, I've had a look and they are around £150, I am seriously thinking of getting some because I also suffer with cold hands while cycling in the winter and have tried many different gloves and never been happy with any of them.

If I do buy some I will report back to the forum my findings.
 

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Said he cycles to work in all weathers unless there is ice on the ground and so making it too dangerous for two wheels.
If you see him again point him in the direction of studded tyres. I'd a pair a few years ago and went down a hill offroad(a wide vehicle track), and the entire thing was sheet ice. I pretty much forgot I was riding on such as the grip was amazing, and even could lean well into the corners.
Tyres were Schwalbe ice spiker pro
 
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I was chatting to a guy on a pedelect the other day at my local cafe. I have chatted to him once or twice before, he rides about a 30 mile round trip to work and back every day. He had some heated gloves with him that his wife bought him last Christmas. They were made by Sealskinz, each one had their own individual battery, he absolutely loved them. Said he cycles to work in all weathers unless there is ice on the ground and so making it too dangerous for two wheels.

He said there is still some glove battery left when he gets to work but not enough to get home so he puts them on charge while he is there. He said it has made a massive difference to him as he used to really struggle with cold hands while cycling in the winter.

He did say they were fairly expensive though, I've had a look and they are around £150, I am seriously thinking of getting some because I also suffer with cold hands while cycling in the winter and have tried many different gloves and never been happy with any of them.

If I do buy some I will report back to the forum my findings.
They might well work better for cycling, but my need is more for when I'm walking in the country and that is where they are useless. The problem with Raynauds syndrome is that the fingers lose circulation first, then spreading to the hands. But the heating in the gloves is rising from the elements which are usually in the palm or back of the gloves since they wouldn't last long in the fingers that are bending about and gripping.

The net result is that the rising warmth gives me nice warm wrists and up inside my sleeves while my hands still freeze. And of course the other problem is trying to use camera controls with thick gloves on, between difficult and impossible.

Anyway I'm beyond help in this respect since my overall circulation is now so poor due to the heart problems that I need heat everywhere. Getting too cold leads to the heart attacks which I have to avoid due to the added damage they do each time. It means I cannot go out even on sunny days like this one where it was just below 1 degree C when I checked it just outside a couple of hours ago.

To give some idea of the scale of the problem , I can get totally dead hands sometimes even at 15 degrees C and anything below 10 degrees I'm really struggling. The last guided walk I conducted in the nature reserve was in November 2019. The temperature was a steady 11 degrees but after the two hour walk my completely dead hands meant I was unable to drive the car, so I spent the next 20 minutes with them on the heated steering wheel painfully trying to get circulation back.

I'm in the wrong country now, I should have emigrated somewhere much warmer long ago at a much younger age before this got so serious.
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They might well work better for cycling, but my need is more for when I'm walking in the country and that is where they are useless. The problem with Raynauds syndrome is that the fingers lose circulation first, then spreading to the hands. But the heating in the gloves is rising from the elements which are usually in the palm or back of the gloves since they wouldn't last long in the fingers that are bending about and gripping.

The net result is that the rising warmth gives me nice warm wrists and up inside my sleeves while my hands still freeze. And of course the other problem is trying to use camera controls with thick gloves on, between difficult and impossible.

Anyway I'm beyond help in this respect since my overall circulation is now so poor due to the heart problems that I need heat everywhere. Getting too cold leads to the heart attacks which I have to avoid due to the added damage they do each time. It means I cannot go out even on sunny days like this one where it was just below 1 degree C when I checked it just outside a couple of hours ago.

To give some idea of the scale of the problem , I can get totally dead hands sometimes even at 15 degrees C and anything below 10 degrees I'm really struggling. The last guided walk I conducted in the nature reserve was in November 2019. The temperature was a steady 11 degrees but after the two hour walk my completely dead hands meant I was unable to drive the car, so I spent the next 20 minutes with them on the heated steering wheel painfully trying to get circulation back.

I'm in the wrong country now, I should have emigrated somewhere much warmer long ago at a much younger age before this got so serious.
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Picked up a little something for my better half..which would possibly be of assistance. A small electric hot water bottle .. basically a small bottle of water in a sealed rubber container and inside a flock velvety cover. A mains unit drives 300 watts into it for about 40 minutes until it is toasty . Then of course removed. The hand or hands can be inserted into a sleeve like muffs , or maybe one in each pocket.
 
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Picked up a little something for my better half..which would possibly be of assistance. A small electric hot water bottle .. basically a small bottle of water in a sealed rubber container and inside a flock velvety cover. A mains unit drives 300 watts into it for about 40 minutes until it is toasty . Then of course removed. The hand or hands can be inserted into a sleeve like muffs , or maybe one in each pocket.
A good idea, but I'm beyond that sort of help as I remarked to Nev. When it's too cold for me, which isn't very cold for most, that means indoors or in my e-car since I need all over warmth to avoid major problems.

The solution has been to stop the activities which expose me to the cold for long enough to cause my heart problems.
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A good idea, but I'm beyond that sort of help as I remarked to Nev. When it's too cold for me, which isn't very cold for most, that means indoors or in my e-car since I need all over warmth to avoid major problems.

The solution has been to stop the activities which expose me to the cold for long enough to cause my heart problems.
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upgrade time :p
 
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Actually I am slowly dying of Industry related Asbestosis, and caring for my wife who is also slowly dying of advanced mixed Dementia.
I sleep sat up in chair because the fluid in my lungs means I wake up choking if I lie down.
Do you think giving up salt and sugar and "E" numbers will prove beneficial? :D
I must remember to give it a try
By the way the average age of death for males in Hull is 76.5 years and I am 77.5 years old.
Perhaps I can expect another twenty years or more if I'm careful?
Sorry I'm laughing, what else is there to do?
But I'm always willing to learn, are you?
I'm saddened to hear about this OG. Despite some advances made combatting other cancers, there seem to have been very few strides made in treating the ones caused by asbestos. I know from my own experience the feeling of complete helplessness, that complete lack of control despite making all efforts attempting to put it right somehow, thinking it's something you can change or improve substantially in some way, when looking after a loved one with an untreatable chronic mental illness. For incurable conditions, acceptance is a bitter pill, though sometimes necessary for one's own peace of mind. I wish I knew more about dementia. Jogging (especially at an earlier age) is supposed to stave it off; possibly walking, or other aerobic exercise.

Do you know what form of asbestos it was? How do they treat your condition? I sent off a floor tile for analysis recently, and it contained a form of asbestos called "Chrysotile", or something (I've got the analysis report somewhere) - I think I'll leave that well alone! I might seal that particular floor with many layers of polyurethane. There are still asbestos insulated pipes in many schools, hospital, police, fire stations, and other public buildings... not to mention in domestic floor tiles, ceiling panels and a zillion other places. It was even in something called Artex (wall coating). Asbestos was, and still is pretty much everywhere.
 
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Are you a vegaterian, or do you eat foods rich in salt,sugar and other nasty e numbers. I think you're really living up to your username here but excluding yourself because you neither drink nor take drugs, but fall flat on other sources that can cause health issues.
I'm "Guerney", bacause I'm always guerning?

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Someone will get it eventually but quite honestly, it's not worth the effort. ;)
 
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most of the bottoms had most small leaves removed as to get more light down there but i used a scuff box when it was all chopped down to get the thc of the leaf.

you dry the leaf then freeze it the run it in the scuff box its a drum with a filter round it to collect the thc and looks like fine green sand when finished.

potm

plant of the month ;)


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I prefer growing Crown Prince pumpkins - much better for one's long-term mental health IMHO. They keep without refrigeration for 6 months, and are the best tasting pumpkins I know of - all good doomsday prep (no need to shop):


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I was very pleased with Ray Montblanc's favourite strawberry variety, the Marshmello - quote "De von troo staw bereeeee!". Having tasted the fruits, I have to agree. Best starwberries I have ever tasted - supermarket strawberries are selected for shelf-life, not flavour. The plants arrived looking half dead, but soon perked up.


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guerney

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Now you dont have to smoke marijuana to gain the medicinal benefits, and tbh Old groany one, I dont see why you shouldn't look to have some in a yogurt or such. Who knows you might enjoy the experience.
Cannabis psychosis would be very unhelpful, for anyone with his responsibilities:

 

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I'm sorry to hear that, and in a slightly similar position in that I can only sleep about 3 hours at a time and wake up coughing up a hell of a lot. Probably due to tobacco and wood dust, so I've copd and asthma.Im on both preventer and reliever inhalers along with a braltus powder inhaler, Im 52, no chance will I get to 77.5, in fact 65.5 I reckon will be good going.
I've also got one of the leukemia's, i forget which exactly, only its not the leukemia leukemia that leads to blood cancer, just a blood disorder that makes me overheat and vomit if i exert myself too much.
That was a fun wait for the appointment to see the specialist over which I had, I think actually she was more relieved than I was that she didnt have to convey horrific news.
Friends I've known with asthma, said it relieved their symptoms. It was mostly just art students who had time for it, you needed your brain more often (and generally more of it IMHO) studying science. In my student days, drug dealers visiting parties to sell their wares, seemed like very scummy people - I can't imagine that having to interact regularly with such people, being a pleasant experience. A bunch of kids tried to sell me cocaine a few months ago, and I was just walking to Tescos. Making drugs illegal clearly doesn't actually work: Legalise? We're going to need bigger mental hospitals and prisons...

Legalising it would make it safer: tar, boot polish, ground glass, viagra, spice spray (synthetic opioid which makes people eat other's faces) might not then be added ingredients; better for the NHS. Philip Morris have been UK trademarking in anticipation for years. I read somewhere that they own the rights to the word "Marley" (for cannabis). Big players of course, will pay as little tax as they do now.
 
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And a cautionary tale.
Obviously in course of job I came across suppliers. One a very pleasant chap had much the same opinion as expressed by Andy and SW. He was a minor player but decided to go bigger. Police weren't "bothered" and he was "giving (actually selling) his product to those that wanted it".
He was right, police weren't bothered. But his larger, nastier competitors certainly were. They paid him a visit, smashed entire house up, nicked all his plants/equipment and gave him a month to leave.(at gunpoint) He could hardly go to Police could he. He went to Portugal. Honestly, a true story.
Will in future, SW find he's brought a sword along to a gunfight?
 

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any drug can kill you in excessive amounts even sugar over time but some ppl can eat 1 peanut and die from that but i have smoked and vaped weed for near 30 years now and im still not dead.

i know a few ppl int the usa that eat the stuff in cakes ect and have had a bad reaction from eating to much and get in a right state but most survive and dont do it again lol.

the only way i can see you it killing from smoking it is Asphyxiation in a small enclosed space.

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now if i turned a hole plant in to cbd oil id have a lot so why they are being charged 2k a month is fkn insane!
Have your testicles got smaller?

 
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Cannabis psychosis would be very unhelpful, for anyone with his responsibilities:

Good post... Anybody working on assumption Cannibis isn't dangerous... Just call at your local psychiatric ward..... I, m sure they'll offer advice. Seriously.
It's amazing isn't it, our cannabis advocate feels it necessary to own and keep at hand a Samurai sword. He either is in some danger or perhaps feeling a touch paranoid. Can't imagine why?
 

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I sent off a floor tile for analysis recently, and it contained a form of asbestos called "Chrysotile", or something (I've got the analysis report somewhere) - I think I'll leave that well alone! I might seal that particular floor with many layers of polyurethane.
In my mother's house, we hit that problem. She had a plumbing leak which meant that the carpet in her living room needed to be replaced. The insurance assessor insisted on testing the tiles - which confirmed they contained asbestos. Hence, all the tiles had to be removed, multiply bagged and taken somewhere. The problem was the time from leak to final relaid carpet seemed like forever. Months and months while people argued, specialist remover booked, etc.

Stupid thing was, five other rooms and the hallway were left with the same tiles.

Anyway, when we sold it off, the issue came up. Thankfully, the purchaser was going to strip it all out, so it ended up not being much of an issue.
 
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A good idea, but I'm beyond that sort of help as I remarked to Nev. When it's too cold for me, which isn't very cold for most, that means indoors or in my e-car since I need all over warmth to avoid major problems.

The solution has been to stop the activities which expose me to the cold for long enough to cause my heart problems.
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Hi flecc, can you pre heat your E car from an app or do you have to get in it and turn it on..I know some of them can be pre heated,I like the idea of that.
 

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Hi flecc, can you pre heat your E car from an app or do you have to get in it and turn it on..I know some of them can be pre heated,I like the idea of that.
Yes it has an App allowing the air con to be switched on and set from home, but no use to me since I have no mobile signal at home.

It also has two air con timers that I can set. One I have set to the usual day and time I go to the supermarket so when I arrive at the car when it's cold it has already heated to 22 degrees for me with the heated steering wheel also up to temperature. If it's plugged in for charging those are done from the mains, but I also have mine set to do it from the battery for when it isn't plugged in. Its heat pump uses very little current.

However the car heats up so instantly that most of the year pre-heating isn't needed. Just in the time taken to get the car out of the garage and close the garage door the air-con is already pouring out heat, even on icy cold days.
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I'm saddened to hear about this OG. Despite some advances made combatting other cancers, there seem to have been very few strides made in treating the ones caused by asbestos. I know from my own experience the feeling of complete helplessness, that complete lack of control despite making all efforts attempting to put it right somehow, thinking it's something you can change or improve substantially in some way, when looking after a loved one with an untreatable chronic mental illness. For incurable conditions, acceptance is a bitter pill, though sometimes necessary for one's own peace of mind. I wish I knew more about dementia. Jogging (especially at an earlier age) is supposed to stave it off; possibly walking, or other aerobic exercise.

Do you know what form of asbestos it was? How do they treat your condition? I sent off a floor tile for analysis recently, and it contained a form of asbestos called "Chrysotile", or something (I've got the analysis report somewhere) - I think I'll leave that well alone! I might seal that particular floor with many layers of polyurethane. There are still asbestos insulated pipes in many schools, hospital, police, fire stations, and other public buildings... not to mention in domestic floor tiles, ceiling panels and a zillion other places. It was even in something called Artex (wall coating). Asbestos was, and still is pretty much everywhere.
We made the industrial boilers that are installed in schools, and of course smaller domestic boilers too.
Types of Asbestos? not a clue. it always arrived either in boxes as a powder, tiles or tins as a paste , as a woven cloth or rope in coils.
We cut it so shape of pasted it on to boiler platework with a special adhesive. and sat on piles of Asbestos cloth to have our lunch.
Treatments?
One X ray about five years ago, antibiotics, inhalers a sort of cough medicine and advice not to slouch, but sit back straight and upright, and sleep propped up, which I found works best sat in a chair.
The other symptoms are acute tiredness, and obviously breathless.
I went into the local Aldi with a mask on left quickly to clear a coughing spasm, before continuing with my shopping, but I must say the mask doesn't usually bother me much, but after the coughing I found I had to move slowly and pretend to show interest in various items to get my breath back.
Which proved to me I definitely need the protection the mask gives from Covid!
The Doctor said at this stage take life easy and don't be in a hurry to ask for Oxygen till you can't avoid doing so
 

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