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That shade of yellow is called Self Preservation Yellow. Will you be at Cadwell at the end of the month?
 

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Unfortunately not, the Norton crank problem is taking an age to rectify and is unlikely to be done this season. However I am taking a baby step to the darkside by preparing a Honda VFR400 for Darley moor in October.
 

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Unfortunately not, the Norton crank problem is taking an age to rectify and is unlikely to be done this season. However I am taking a baby step to the darkside by preparing a Honda VFR400 for Darley moor in October.
Fast little buggers they are, how will you cope with all those revs :)
 
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Get well soon Ralph , hope to see you at Cadwell...having a run at Three sisters this weekend to blow off the cobwebs :D
 
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My wife is a Registered Nurse and occasionally gets together with her old friends from Nursing training. I don't pay attention to most of the medical discussion, however I'm all ears for any info on pain control.
The nurses in the group work in all areas of the hospital.
My wife is an OR nurse , retired now. They deal with pain very effectively on a short term basis, but generally knock you out to do it. Sometimes this would be nice for awhile, but I need to stay conscious for most things.
One of the nurses works on a Surgical floor. She mentioned that their latest pain control method when bringing patients off heavy opiate type painkillers was to alternate ibuprofen with acetaminophen. I have since tried this for back pain and other types of pain and it has been much more effective than straight ibuprofen, easier on the gut too.
A couple of years ago a friend and I were on a fishing trip, both in agony with back pain from too much sitting in the little aluminium boat.
We both went on the alternating ibuprofen/ acetaminophen routine and were both pain free in two days. Since then we both always use this routine when pain shows up.

The other thing I have learned from listening to the Nurses is not to try to tough it out, get on the routine asap when pain shows up. Oftentimes a slightly sore back at night will be much worse in the morning without the drugs, or have disappeared by morning with only 1 dose of ibuprofen at night. If it's not quite gone by morning then try the alternating method through the day. A day or two of this should do it. Then you can get on with life without the drug, at least until the next major back/knee/shoulder crunch.

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Another tip from another nurse. Might be controversial, but it has not killed me yet. Take both ibuprofen and acetaminophen at the same time in the evening for nasty pain. I busted my back riding a CZ as a youth. That pill popping cocktail takes the edge off when it flares up.

Avoid extended use of ibuprofen. It can wreck your stomach. It wrecked mine, and now I can't drink alcohol without a GERD episode.
 
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