mobile phone, tv in bedroom, email account, facebook account, twitter account etc...
Mobile phone at 9 - this was as a result of my daughter's anxiety after her Uncle died of "sudden adult death" and if we were ever even a minute late to pick her up from anywhere she would go into meltdown. With the 'phone she could contact us and vice versa which was like a security blanket for her. It is very rarely used now so it served it's purpose.
TV in bedroom - no, never. We watch TV together and not very often so this subject has never been raised.
email/FB/Twitter - later the better. The min age for FB is 13 which she accepts, and she just looks over my shoulder as I use it. Wen she does have an account then we'll try to have her use it where we can see it.
Nice idea I know....things may change when the hormones hit!
I love the ones where they say they are calling from Microsoft or another large company as I say (lie) that "oh yea I work for them also - who's your Manager - I may know them...." they hang up for some reason!
Darren, I did have it in my right foot. It felt like bone gringing on bone in my foot and was incredibly painful after about 1.5 miles on every run. Resting did not help at all for me, and I ended up having steroid injections into it. The first injection lasted 2 months so I could keep training, but then the second one only lasted 2 weeks so therefore surgery was the only option.
I was entered in Brighton marathon last year and my consultant and GP understood what it meant to me to run, so when the steroid injections failed they hatched a plan! What happened then was that apparently normal painkillers do not touch nerve pain, a low dose of anti-depressants numb the nerve receptors in the brain so I went onto very low dose, starting 3 weeks before the marathon and then as it was such a low dose I went cold-turkey on the day.
This then resulted in the fact I could go ahead with the Brighton Marathon with no pain and then I had the operation on my foot on the Friday following the Marathon.
So....there are ways of managing the pain, and completing the marathon but for me there was no way to reverse the neuroma so surgery was the only answer.
Oh and also the surgery they did was a new one where the nerve was left in but the tendons/ligaments cut and spacers put in, it has been very sucessful and means I keep the feeling in the toes.