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  • jessy posted a new activity comment 1 day, 17 hours ago

    I think kids in the uk are often discouraged from thinking oxbridge and similar elite establishments are for them by the very people who should encourage them most, whether parents, friends or schools.

    • With 6 UCAS choices I really don’t understand why schools are so discouraging – and I really do think they are. Especially as Oxbridge drop people out of the process earlier on meaning they still get to make 1st and 2nd choices elsewhere.

      You’ve got to be in it to win it.

      The only reasons I see to discourage are (1) to protect fragile ego…[Read more]

  • I think it’s completely reasonable to look through an abandoned bag for reasons of security and to try and identify the owner. However it seems a bit OTT to report someone for possible drugs when you’re not sure they were drugs and haven’t any proof. What exactly would you expect the person’s boss to do with the information? You could be making…[Read more]

  • jessy replied to the topic How to properly heal a wound? in the forum Health 1 month ago

    Thank you cam that is very much appreciated I have got some sterile dressings today so hopefully they will be OK – when I went to A&E they gave me massive dressings that looked like cling film! – but I will confess I have been changing the dressing daily (against the advice of the A&E consultant who saw me) as I find it so horrible to look at the…[Read more]

  • jessy replied to the topic How to properly heal a wound? in the forum Health 1 month ago

    Hmmmm, I do hear what you are saying, but I have left it uncovered since 3pm and it has dried out nicely, it is so much easier like that The arm is a revolting grey colour all around, yuck!!!

    I actually don’t care if it does scar, I have plenty already and I am too old to be bothered…..oh dear, what a dilemma now :/

  • jessy started the topic How to properly heal a wound? in the forum Health 1 month ago

    Any nurses out there please? Warning, yucky descriptions…..

    Because yes I have tried to make an appointment to see one at my local surgery, but they can only offer me lunchtime tomorrow which is totally impractical! Otherwise no other appointments free all week….

    So, the bruising on my arm also has a deeply grazed bit in the middle -…[Read more]

  • “It took some time for their sleep to regulate but by the fourth week the subjects had settled into a very distinct sleeping pattern. They slept first for four hours, then woke for one or two hours before falling into a second four-hour sleep.”

    This is me, exactly! Sadly, when I fall asleep after my one or two hour waking period, I then have an…[Read more]

  • I’m having serious issues staying asleep, going to sleep is no problem, bed by 11.30. Inevitably, I need the bathroom at 3 ish even if I haven’t drunk anything, after which I have issues going back to sleep. I’m now in the habit of de-camping to the spare room so as not to disturb the OH. I’d rather not go down the route of separate rooms! I’m not…[Read more]

  • Yes I get it when my lower back has got too compressed. I will get back ache when trying to lie on my back and when I get up from my bed or from sitting at my desk will be in a lot of pain and either have to stand there and stretch upwards until it wears off or limp really badly for a few steps. Laying in the recovery position helps as does…[Read more]