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  1. Great footage from the camshot again, thank you for posting up the distance of magnet and flapper. Still waiting for the Barley on my perms to be cut, should not be long off now.
  2. 7daysinaweek

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    👍 Sounds like it became necrotic O.F "Cool as a cucumber'" K
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    Hi Springdon Pain and pain syndromes are one of the the most complex subjects in modern medicine and just to even scratch the surface in relation to your question is not an easy subject. If the response from pain receptors was limited to a narrow margin the pain response would not reflect the physiological and biochemical acute and chronic changes to that area or the increasing damaged level to the organ, tissue, muscle or bone. Firstly pain innervation signals tell our brain that something is damaged, the more damage that occurs the more pain receptors are involved and the more the receptor response tells the brain that an increase in noninflammatory cytokines as part of the immune response are needed along with many other hormones. Such hormones and chemicals like endogenous endorphins which help to reduce the pain after the first initial heightened signal, anti clotting agonists and antagonists in the result of bleeding and many other chemicals that will be mobilised to restore 'normality' (Homeostasis). To put simply a wider pain response field from the body is the mechanism as to which the homeostatic helping response from the body is gauged in what is required. (A fire in a waste basket may require one person with a cup of water to tackle it , a blazing inferno in a building will require more people to raise the alarm, fire engines and several people with water, foam, breathing equipment etc so much more resources) Pain response is also a evolutionary protective mechanism, you stubb your toe and in most cases the 'air turns blue' for a few seconds and then you carry on. You break a bone and you are more likely to not move that bone. This level of pain also psychologically influences us to keep still until the body can make attempts at healing. Modern medicine has allowed us a diagnostic and treatment avenue that can hopefully help the body in healing quicker. A child burns themselves by touching a hot implement, they soon learn that this produces pain and is hard wired into the protective neurological mechanisms of our brain. The evolution of this mechanism is to protect ourselves a multicellular organism, all organisms want to live and reproduce. If we did not have pain response mortality and morbidity would be huge and our ability to reproduce and progress a species would be hindered. Pain receptors (nociceptors) of which there are primary ones which respond to trauma, pressure and chemical changes which tell the secondary receptors in the spinal cord which travel up to the higher centres in the brain. Visceral (organ) pain receptors innervate to a higher centre in the brain than many peripheral receptors. If your body sustained a superficial epidermal small laceration ( a cut to the finger that would not require stitching) Conversely if you developed acute appendicitis the pain you would feel would be greater than the pain from the finger cut and the homeostatic feedback response to the brain would be greater, thus the physiological and biochemical response from the brain to attempt to limit the infective inflammatory response to the damaged organ would be greater. Pain is subjective and each persons threshold within reason is different, 'pain is what the person says it is', pain is both physical, psychological and emotional, if pain encompasses these aspects it can be termed as 'whole pain'. Whole pain can be both acute and chronic. Pain is a extremely complex subject, speak to a pain specialist or a neurologist and the mind boggles. Keep safe and well. "I'LL BE BACK" atb 7diaw
  4. 7daysinaweek

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    That taste and nausea is from from the production of raised levels of 'catecholcolomines' these are collectively known as 'adrenaline' and there are several types of hormone produce in the 'fight and flight response.' Some mechanisms of these 'agonists' inhibit salivary production in the response.
  5. You could bank fish the 'Outflow' which flows out of Llyn tegid (Bala Lake), a good few coarse fish and some good pike along that stretch. £5 per day adult and £2.50 junior. I was in Bala Anglers for around 10 years but purely fished for grayling. A good friend used to fish for pike every now and then on the outflow and had some 'monsters' over the years. Bala lake has a fish in it that is not found in any other lake it is called the Gwyniad, I lived in hope that one day I may have caught one but never a 'snifter!' Do not be fooled by the water temperature in the Lake, I swam it end to end last year at the beginning of June and the water was a 'Barmy' 12 degrees 🥶 Out in the middle and around the side it can get very choppy. The water is black.deep and cold! https://www.balaangling.co.uk/page2.html Great that you are getting your sons out and post up how you get on.
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    It could be shock, raised adrenaline levels affect pain, they take 'your mind off the pain' in a sense. Bone pain is signalled by nociceptors that originate from both deep in the bone marrow and the periosteum the outer fine layer of connective tissue surrounding the bone. By your report it sound like a 'comminuted' fracture (multi pieces) the fracture may have had some stability to it without him weight bearing onto the injury so no grating of the bone and marrow so decreased initial nociceptor response. People try to weight bear when they sustain a fracture and soon quickly sit down and the 'I knew something was not good' remark is heard. Some unstable fractures reduce blood flow this can result in a neurovascular deficit, reduced pain, reduced sensation and motor response. A cool dusky coloured limb with decreased capillary refil is a concern. Trauma can also result in bleeding into the muscle (compartment syndrome) large muscle trauma can also result in release of myglobin protein from the muscle trauma and result in rhabdomyolisis in which the kidney cannot excrete the excess protien and can result in damage to the kidney. Passing muddy/brown orange wee with abdominal pain are cardinal symptoms. I can foresee he has a bit of a road ahead of him and wish him all the best. Tramadol, orimorph, paracetamol and ibuprofen are your friends in these unfortunate situations. I once heard someone comment after a trauma that they felt no pain and it was probably a result of the 'White Bolivian Marching Powder' that they had 'snorted' a few short hours before.
  7. Excellent stuff and great to see you back in the posts.
  8. Luxury! Excluding the smell Ditchy that may sound oddly soothing I can say I have been the recipient of 'warm fluids' from each and 'EVERY' single orifice of the human body over the years and am very used to it!
  9. I did not know lead could travel that far!
  10. Drool! Some excellent culinary skill shown in this thread. Just looked in the emoji captions for food and could not find one for a pie which comes as a surprise as surely the 'humble pie' must be the most ubiquitous culinary delight.
  11. 👍 Nothing wrong with playing style like 'little Richard' he was a talented pianist, he played classical music beautifully however the public rarely got to see that extent of his training and talent. He was known for his 'infectiously flamboyant' showmanship with his rock style piano. If you can get some of his 'riffs' under your fingers which I am sure you can. you will '***** the ears of many a listener.' atb Darn the swear filter! Prickup
  12. Some good advice above. A Yamaha YDP are a great entry level electric piano, they have similar length dimensions of an upright piano and give some feel of a upright piano. Also can plug in headphones to allow silent playing. Benefits of a electric keyboard such as the Clavinova mentioned above is that you can add in multiple 'voicings' and instruments to accompany your playing. Most models also take headphones. Electric piano, you can add in additional 'voicing' and many models have weighted keys which to an extent attempt to give a the feel of a weighted key on a traditional piano. If you are convinced you are in for the 'long haul' and wish to play the piano soley and can afford the room as Grr says going with an upright is a good way to go. Uprights were designed for use in homes, well prior to that they were designed for use in 'juke joints' due to the lack of space, one is simply a grand piano on its side. The keys on an upright are weighted but not as heavily weighted as a grand as gravity assists the hammer on the key more efficiently with an upright. If you do go for an upright make sure it has been tuned, a piano that has not been tuned regular, possibly yearly may need 'regulating which is a more lengthy and thorough tune. Good advice to buy from a shop as it would come with some warranty and be tuned to 'concert pitch.' Ask a piano tuner the question , 'when does a piano start to go out of tune' and the reply will very well be 'as soon as it is tuned', concert pianos are tuned every day. If you do decide to buy from a private buyer the most important thing on any piano is the soundboard which is one continuous sheet of wood at the back of the strings, if this is cracked or warped I am led to believe that the piano produces a buzzing sound. That aside loads of models to choose from, better to get a lesser model which has been well maintained than a slightly better model which has not. You can get a a good upright from a shop for starting around the £500 mark. You may wish to play by ear, visual synthesizer tutorials and cords and you could play for a lifetime. My personal advice would be to get a good teacher who will 'spur you on' each week with your chosen genre. Learn to read music, what you learned in your initial lesson will still be in there somewhere and it will come back to you. What do you like, pop, jazz, blues, classical?, so much to choose from. Like the Mighty Prawn says try to play every day even if it just for 30 minutes this will be more beneficial than playing for longer periods less frequently. Many days will be frustrating and you will not feel like going to the piano however, if you want to get on you just have to get past it. Get started today, you are never too old to start piano. May the PW massive look forward to your 'Virtuoso renditions on the Piano Forte!' atb 7diaw
  13. Great stuff! Looking forward to some camshot footage.
  14. Hope he is back soon as I really enjoyed his shotcam footage.
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