Rachel S

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Chronic sinusitis

Posted: 21/01/2010 at 15:36
Have just been told by Dr to avoid Vicks ?? and other cough medicines but steam with olba oil is fine.

Have been doing the steaming as well as hot honey and lemon - but now on two weeks of antibiotics (have just done a week) as well as steriod inhaler.

Chronic sinusitis

Posted: 19/01/2010 at 17:01
I'm one of the lucky people who got a place in the last FLM but managed to have chronic sinusitis which I mistook for panic attacks and therefore didn't get sorted until March (symptoms were movement of any kind such as walking up from the tube resulted in gagging and retching) So the result was a very unhappy runner who deferred the place thinking I would do it this year.

I've now had another bout of sinusitis which has been on and off since November - in November, I was very fit - had just been on a hard trekking holiday and felt ready for training. Now, I'm struggling to run 2 miles without gagging/ retching, am exhausted due to the lack of oxygen generally and don't feel as though I have anywhere near the fitness I had in November.

I'm seeing my GP and currently on antibiotics but suspect I will be pushing for a referral to ENT. And I'm also considering giving up the place for the marathon - which I don't want to, but realistically I'm not able to enjoy the running at the moment. I just want to know I'm not a complete failure for giving up on it twice - or if anyone has some amazing suggestions for curing this.

Getting rescue GSD

Posted: 13/11/2009 at 17:22
I adopted a GSD in Botswana who was a failed guard dog and about a year/eighteen months old. He had failed tests where they beat them up and another one where other dogs got set on them. He was also starving, but had a nice face. I took a risk on him but he turned out to be a gorgeous dog.

Be very clear and consistent in the messages you communicate, and make sure you are always the dominate one. Even if he was playing, he got told off for anything such as jumping up, play biting, etc - and that was day one.

Mine wasn't toilet trained but learned very fast so never was a big problem. He also took to sleeping in the house very well - although he rarely slept on the mattress but preferred the bottom of the stairs.

The biggest issue was he had been badly beaten so associated so had a big problem with black men coming towards him (this was in Africa) which we eventually solved thanks to some very patient friends, and a lot of food. The other issue is he would steal all food wrapping (plastic, tin etc) and sit with it around him outside - I tried putting chillis in the bin but never really overcame it.

I will say i spent about six months thinking about putting him down because it felt as though he was a bundle of nerves and wouldn't settle at all. Several people warned me he could suddenly flip and attack someone - although his usual response was to run away. Then he suddenly turned a corner and became a lovely dog.

the year's plan - advice

Posted: 05/10/2009 at 21:59
Congratulations - am also in (but knew that) I've just taken a couple of weeks off running - am about to go hiking in Nepal for two weeks - figured will help and then getting back into the swing of things.

Good luck with the job hunt - but hope you can make it back

BUPA Great Capital Run 2009

Posted: 13/09/2009 at 22:50
I agree - I thought it was a really nice race - and managed to be both large enough and low key enough to make it really fun.

Anyone got a spare entry for the Windsor Half?

Posted: 10/08/2009 at 14:21
Its allowed up to 4 weeks before the race - I checked on the website

Anyone got a spare entry for the Windsor Half?

Posted: 10/08/2009 at 11:00
I have a place which I can't use - email me to arrange the actual transfer

Trail Shoes: Salomon XT Wings

Posted: 04/08/2009 at 18:43
I googled sizing for saloman shoes and went for a half size bigger - like you, no idea but figured I'd be able to swop them in a nice shop for the next size up if I pleaded nicely.

Windsor Half-Marathon

Posted: 03/08/2009 at 18:50
I just entered so not golden bond. Its a friendly race though - and the setting is great

Nike + iPod sports kit - dumb question

Posted: 23/07/2009 at 22:07
Normally have it in a pocket - seems to work fine
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