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    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2010
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    @zoetica

    i Imagine that finger cutting scene is reminiscent of a Coilhouse staff meeting...
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      CommentAuthorsneak046
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2010 edited
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    I twisted my ankle playing football last night..it hurts like a bitch but i wasn't expecting these bruises 24 hours later:

    Ankle Gah
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2010
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    OOf that is some major trauma!

    you are now born again hard!!
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2010
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    I had a giant fist-sized bruise on my left hipbone when I first started learning to hoop dance. Never had I imagined that I would bruise so much from hoola hooping, and it appeared over a matter of hours (granted the hoops we use are heavy). I also bruise super easily, and between learning to hoop dance and SCA sword fighting, I once had a total of 26 bruises all over my body.

    Good luck with your ankle sneak! That does not look the least bit fun.
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      CommentAuthorsneak046
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2010 edited
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    @argos - they sound like extreme hoolas to me. Cheers for the kind words. I'm sure it's pissing my girlfriend off more than me, with my demands for tea and things to be brought to me..


    @icelandbob - At <170cm & 60kg, i reckon I'm still not hard enough to play rugby..
    • CommentAuthorJiveKitty
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2010
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    Ahh, sneak, you could do alright in the halves, or you could be a pocket rocket winger. You don't need to be big if you've got technique and skill - although size seems to be premised at the loss of that these days unfortunately, probably because there's some kind of belief that smaller people won't be able to tackle, but that belief mainly comes about as we've got a lot of fellows with piss-poor technique who like to do "the big hits". Your football injury also begs to differ that you're not hard enough. I hope the ankle heals up quick.
    • CommentAuthorFan
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2010
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    @sneak046 - that's presumably internal bleeding. If that were my ankle I'd show it to a doctor, in case it needs help healing.
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2010
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    @Sneak046

    I would still make you play. It´s the little ones you have to look out for...
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      CommentAuthorsneak046
    • CommentTimeApr 29th 2010
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    If there's a position in rugby that means I get the ball where no-one else is around and I'm no danger of having my face stomped into the mud, that'd be the one for me. Sadly a psychotic (aren't they all?) PE teacher completely turned me off the sport by being a total dick (I do remember scoring a try once though, when I was about 13).

    @Fan - Thanks for the concern. I can walk and bend my ankle, but if I'm not seeing any improvement in the next couple of days I will do, definitely. I'm more of a "it's just a flesh wound, it'll get better" type of person, and usually need bullying into just seeing my GP. Except if there's blood. I'm not good with blood.
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      CommentAuthorPhilip
    • CommentTimeApr 29th 2010
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    @Sneak046

    First of all: I'm just a Medic, and am as such limited in my knowledge. We do get a fair amount of these type of injuries from soldiers though. Normally I'd just wrap it up and get some ice on it, depending on the mobility, the 'feel' of the foot, and the levels of pain - I'd either send him off to the doctor, or let him keep going with his foot bandaged. (Also depending on where we are, and who it is, obviously - medevacing someone who doesn't need to run a lot over a painful foot is not always a good idea. But I rant.

    - anyways -

    As long as you can walk on it, bend your ankle in all the appropriate ways (full circle) and the swelling goes down - you're probably good, if the pain doesn't diminish though, an x-ray, or better yet - MRI, might be advisable. Ligament injury isn't entirely out of the question mind you, but it's a little tricky to judge that based on a photo. ;)

    If it were more recently after the injury I'd recommend a pressure-bandage and ice, and lifting it.. as it is, a supportive bandage might not be a bad idea, (If the ligaments are a little damaged, loose, and you fall - they may get furthermore fucked up. It'll also relieve stress from the ligament, and therefore - pain.) Aside from that, some Non-Steroid Anti-inflammatories, might be a good idea. (Ibuprofen-type painkillers)

    With the amount of bruising you had (have) though, I would be very careful to exclude the possibility of ligament injury, (and therefore the possibility of permanent damage to the ligament) ..without having a medical professional, preferably a doctor with a big machine - take a look at it.

    I'm just a Medic, mind you - and am as such limited in my knowledge.

    Oh and don't walk on it too much, let it rest. This is VERY important - and you may reference this to your girlfriend if need be. ;)

    take care, get well and so on and so forth.
    -Ph
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      CommentAuthorsneak046
    • CommentTimeApr 29th 2010
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    @Philip - cheers for the advice dude, Doctor or not I'd imagine you've got more knowledge about this stuff than the average geezer.

    This isn't the first time I've done something like this (being an ex-BMX and Mountain Biker I've had my fair share of bumps and bruises...)so I followed the old Rest Ice Compression Elevation (RICE) formula as soon as I got home that night..

    I'm office based at work so I'm not really moving around a great deal anyway, but I have got a support bandage on and took the precaution of necking a couple of ibuprofen just in case...and will undoubtedly referring to your advice if the girl gets antsy about my constant demands...

    I've got most of my full circle movement now, and the swelling is diminishing a touch. I am a little concerned about potential ligament damage though, having had a few ankle gahs in the past that I left untreated....so if I don't see any improvements I'll be heading into the NHS walk-in centre to get someone to poke me with their instruments.

    but anyway, sorry for hijacking the thread. Perhaps I should whip my moobs out and get us back to normal programming...
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      CommentAuthordispophoto
    • CommentTimeApr 29th 2010
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    a portrait of a self-portrait...

    Me & Pam
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      CommentAuthoredward
    • CommentTimeApr 29th 2010
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    So, even though I am an old lag I have not shared anything lately... so here's a recent photo


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    And please! Check out this short film for the upcoming 360/365 Project!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCL8GNGmGd0


    E.
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      CommentAuthorGekko
    • CommentTimeApr 29th 2010
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    Thanks for the ride Edward
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    Photobucket\

    the first time in ages i don't have mental eye in a photo....
    awesome......
    i'd date me....
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      CommentAuthorErikCJones
    • CommentTimeApr 29th 2010
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    Getting tattooed is not nearly this pleasant for me.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeApr 29th 2010
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    HOLY STAR WARS TATTOOS.
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      CommentAuthorErikCJones
    • CommentTimeApr 29th 2010
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    I'm a tad obsessed.
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    Steps to being evil #3 - find appropriate eyewear.
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    I have not shared anything in several months, so now I post two self-portraits taken this month:

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    On a lighter note, my excitement over bubble wrap:

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