The positive thread. find something, anything


Woodheaters, and Red wine


I enjoyed the 80s premierships, but I’ve used SatNav for 8 or 9 years.


It’s spelled “sextant”.


Surely you meant “astrolabe”.


I think he actually meant “Sundial”


At least we won’t lose a final this year


You’ve been watching too much space p ron again.


The new Flame Grilled BBQ shapes.

Absolutely crap all over the regular ones.


Most things are better after a good flame grillin’.


Rest day for The Tour… get a full night’s sleep!


Had el cheapo tqantas ticket, couldn’t change flight, but they snuck me on to an earlier one, exit row no less!

Pretty sure it was costing them more in buffet and bar at qantas club, so probably come out even.


Getting a new Espresso machine as I’m slowly moving up from pods. The best coffee I’ve had in a long time not from a Cafe.

Just got to get the right pre ground coffee beans as I dont have a grinder and the wife is not keen on buying one so I got the Vittoria Ono grinds in a sealed container for now.


No cavities after a trip to the dentist. Positive.
Hot receptionist has left. Negative
Same hot receptionist spotted at my local GP. Positive.


My back has been really sore for a while. Had a scan and have a bulging disc. Anyone experienced this before? If so what did you do about it?


Wouldn’t say a bulging disc is positive.


Lived with one for most of my life, unfortunately. I just manage the pain and pretend it isn’t there.


Ultrasound, exercise to build the strength up in your back.
Bulging is better than ruptured.


Didn’t know what was wrong. Now do.


Good luck with that.

I had a herniated disc in the L5-S1 area of my lower back. Put up with it for over 3x years but in the end the pain became unbearable and I couldn’t straighten my left leg and walked with a limp. Obviously you will need to speak to you specialist by my neurosurgeon said generally speaking, if a bulging disc hasn’t sorted itself out after about 6x-8x weeks, you’re stuck with it. Certainly true in my case. I opted for a discectomy under general anesthetic and am glad I did. Instant relief. Hopefully yours goes away in under 8x weeks.


The only perma fix for mine is supposedly a disc “Fusion”, where they carve 4 pieces of bone from somewhere, (or IIRC, use “donor” bone… wtf?), and use them like splints to glue the discs together.

I so far haven’t opted for it, because it takes so damned long for the splints to grow into the discs & become strong, so recovery is something in the order of 6 - 8 months before resuming normal activity. Is that what you are talking about Digs??

Or, has anyone else had this done?