Dovefromabove


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Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 02/11/2017 at 19:09

Fairy ... I never used to take supplements, but apparently there's evidence that being hypothyroid can cause ligament/tendon problems ... also evidence that being hypothyroid can  cause problems with the absorption of some nutrients from our diet ... my GP has told me to take supplements ... Calcium with Vitamins D & K because I take a very high dose of levothyroxine which can cause osteoporosis ........  liquid glucosamine  because there are problems absorbing it from the diet so additional supplies may be needed, and Cod Liver Oil 'cos it's good for joints and the rest of me too. 


My joint problems started not long after my thyroid packed up.  


My knee is suddenly much less painful  ... I had to kneel down in the kitchen to reach into the back of the bottom cupboard to get the flour out to make dumplings for the oxtail casserole ... when I stood up my knee did a huge click and now it feels a lot less painful.


I've had a look on the NHS website for knee pain ... I think I may have a torn meniscus ...  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/knee-pain/ 

Last edited: 02 November 2017 19:09:43

Winter Pansies from Seed

Posted: 02/11/2017 at 18:49

Snip them off, deadheading encourages more blooms 

Is this Japanese Knotweed?

Posted: 02/11/2017 at 14:59
Busy-Lizzie says:

That is the same site that Iamweedy posted yesterday.


See original post

 Oh   I was on my phone yesterday and the site wouldn't load ... I should have gone back to that post today but forgot ... my apologies Iamweedy 

Long shot plant ident

Posted: 02/11/2017 at 14:57

I'm going to dig mine up, discard the centre of the clumps which are the older plants, and replant the ones from around the edge.  I find it self-seeds readily too so there are several little "replacements in waiting"  


They look very scruffy when the leaves start to go black after flowering, so I chop them back at that stage ... they soon grow lots of new leaves which still go black eventually but they do stay looking better for longer. 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 02/11/2017 at 14:32

Bought some more of this yesterday Iamweedy



along with other stuff to help my poor old joints 

Long shot plant ident

Posted: 02/11/2017 at 14:27

Sisyrinchium striatum 


https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/details?plantid=1838



Mine's going to be divided in the spring.

Last edited: 02 November 2017 14:27:58

Is this Japanese Knotweed?

Posted: 02/11/2017 at 14:14

This website may be helpful.


http://www.phlorum.com/services/japanese-knotweed/plants-that-look-like-japanese-knotweed/ 


Have a look at the pics of Houttuynia cordata ... 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 02/11/2017 at 12:39

Spiced parsnip soup made and oxtail casserole in the oven ... now for more coffee ........ 

Last edited: 02 November 2017 12:40:14

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 02/11/2017 at 10:44

Pdoc ... don't overdo it   Don't you know anyone who could recommend someone?


So many people who advertise in shop windows etc are more groundsmen/women and maintenance people rather than gardeners. 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 02/11/2017 at 10:01

Harrumph ...  a day yesterday walking around the city carrying a bag of shopping has taken its toll on my 'other' knee ... not the one that gives way with no warning, but the other one that got strained? whilst hobbling around with my broken foot. The pain on standing after sitting for a while is  It wears off after a few steps and is just a bit sore and stiff ... I told the physio about it when I saw him the other day; he said that there's a bit of arthritic wear and tear but nothing surprising ... he's pretty sure it's just strained ligaments ... oh well ... as I've said in the past, knees have several design flaws 


Apparently there's some evidence for thyroid disease causing problems with ligaments and tendons etc ... well, here's a bit more evidence for them 


 I'm dosing up on liquid glucosamine, cod liver oil  and calcium with Vits D & K  ... hopefully one of them will do some good 



Spicy parsnip soup and an oxtail casserole to make ............... have a good day folks 

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