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The coffee machine wouldn't accept any of my coins because they've made the coffee free.
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Old 20.02.2014, 11:24
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One click on my propelling pencil isn't enough, but two is too much.
Click 3 times. On the third click hold the click down and push the lead back in to your preferred postion and then release the click - job done.
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Old 20.02.2014, 12:30
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My parents sent me a £50 iTunes voucher for my birthday... what a waste considering I just download everything I need illegally
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Old 20.02.2014, 12:35
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My parents sent me a £50 iTunes voucher for my birthday... what a waste considering I just download everything I need illegally
I thought downloading here was legal, it's the uploading that's not.
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Old 20.02.2014, 12:43
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I have a queasy stomach but I can't eat in fear of being sick.
The Panadol extra Isn't working either!
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Old 20.02.2014, 12:51
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My takeaway lunch is so heavy, my car is telling me to put a seatbelt on it
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Old 20.02.2014, 13:00
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My takeaway lunch is so heavy, my car is telling me to put a seatbelt on it
What did you order that weighs the same as a small child??
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Old 20.02.2014, 13:11
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Swiss bugs are too civilized. They don't make noise at night for my enjoyment.

Swiss bread lacks chemical preservatives so I have to eat more than my butt wants me to so not to waste.
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Old 21.02.2014, 16:08
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GB men's curling team are getting whipped by the Canadians in the final.
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Old 21.02.2014, 16:18
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Hospital lifts are too small to fit a wheelchair with a horizontal leg rest and plaster encased leg.
How do they expect people to get to the plaster room on the first floor if they can't get in the lift.
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Old 21.02.2014, 16:20
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Hospital lifts are too small to fit a wheelchair with a horizontal leg rest and plaster encased leg.
How do they expect people to get to the plaster room on the first floor if they can't get in the lift.
Thought they did not use plaster anymore?
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Old 21.02.2014, 18:57
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Thought they did not use plaster anymore?
Why not?!

Countless kids with arms or legs in plaster cast in my area.
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Old 21.02.2014, 18:59
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Countless kids with arms or legs in plaster cast in my area.
You need to control that temper of yours.
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Old 21.02.2014, 19:01
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You need to control that temper of yours.
Broken limbs are what happen when you live in a posh area where all the kids go skiing with their parents in their chalets in Gstaad every weekend...

Somehow I'm relieved to be poor!
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Old 21.02.2014, 19:03
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Broken limbs are what happen when you live in a posh area where all the kids go skiing with their parents in their chalets in Gstaad every weekend...
Wrong thread. You need The First Wor... Oh.
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Why not?!

Countless kids with arms or legs in plaster cast in my area.
Metal pins and frames rather than plaster seems to be the new technique here.
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Old 21.02.2014, 20:19
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Metal pins and frames rather than plaster seems to be the new technique here.
I suppose it depends on the type of break and the age of the patient.

When my granddad broke his thigh bone a few months ago he got metal pins but no cast.
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Old 21.02.2014, 20:26
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I suppose it depends on the type of break and the age of the patient.

When my granddad broke his thigh bone a few months ago he got metal pins but no cast.
Not sure really, my sons friend broke his tibia whilst skiing and the hospital put pins in his leg,he is only 9!
Gave him crutches - crack on...
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Old 21.02.2014, 21:16
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Not sure really, my sons friend broke his tibia whilst skiing and the hospital put pins in his leg,he is only 9!
Gave him crutches - crack on...
That's not really very common so it must be a pretty bad break. My son also broke his tibia skiing and there are several fragments if bone but after today's x ray they seem pretty well aligned and should heal fine.

My son is 14 and after a great deal of discussion and analysis of his x rays they reduced his fracture and plastered it. ( or whatever they use as plaster these days which is incredibly heavy). His leg is immobilised from hip to toe for the next 6 weeks and walking with crutches is immensely difficult given the weight of the cast and angle of his foot.
He was kept nil by mouth for over 12 hours in case they decided to operate but the preferred option is not to in patients who have not stopped growing. Had he been a couple of years older they would have pinned it without question.

He's 1.80 m with very long legs hence the lift problem.
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