Go Back   Customers Suck! > The Heart of the Site > Sickbay

Thread Tools Display Modes

Old 02-16-2020, 10:04 AM
RealUnimportant's Avatar
RealUnimportant RealUnimportant is offline
Ex-Puncher of Tickets
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: 13A, Moonbase Beaver.
Posts: 2,129

Yeah, if you've driven stick then hopefully your left foot will be able to manage fine control as readily as your right, it's just awkward to get it onto the accelerator pedal of an auto. However if you've not developed a good clutch sense, then it can be tricky to make the adjustment from brake pressure to accelerator finesse.
This was one of those times where my mouth says "have a nice day" but my brain says "go step on a Lego". - RegisterAce
I can't make something magically appear to fulfill all your hopes and dreams. Believe me, if I could I'd be the first person I'd help. - Trixie
Reply With Quote

Old 02-18-2020, 06:37 AM
Nunavut Pants's Avatar
Nunavut Pants Nunavut Pants is offline
Warning: He thinks he's funny.
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 1,068

I have tried left-foot braking on occasion. It's very difficult, since my left foot has been trained for many years to push the pedal down to the floor. Overcoming that training to be able to modulate the brake pressure takes quite a bit of concentration.

LFB is a technique sometimes used while racing, most often in turbocharged cars to keep the boost pressure up. Less frequently, it is used to help a car turn without having to move the right foot off the throttle.
“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged.
One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world.
The other, of course, involves orcs." -- John Rogers
Reply With Quote

Old 02-18-2020, 10:35 AM
Eireann's Avatar
Eireann Eireann is offline
Area Manager
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,054

I'm VERY pleased to report that my feet, joints, and body feel better all the time! Hard to believe that I was reacting so strongly to something that's supposed to be good for you, but there it is.

And since my body decided to throw me another curveball, I now have shingles.
Reply With Quote

Old 02-19-2020, 02:36 AM
Food Lady's Avatar
Food Lady Food Lady is offline
I need a life
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: The Express Lane
Posts: 5,879

I personally haven't been helped by an anti-inflammatory diet because my problems aren't auto-immune and because my crooked spine creates too much inflammation for it to be totally mitigated by anything but NSAIDs. But arthritis is auto-immune and I follow quite a few people on social media who have been helped. They avoid grains, nightshades, and other things with a significant amount of lectins/phytates/oxalates. A lot of vegetables are out, and legumes. I personally avoid legumes where I can because of digestive issues. I've cut soy protein out totally unless I unknowingly ingest it and the only auto-immune thing I've had--eczema--is completely gone.

ETA: the first time Mom gave me oats as a baby I reacted violently, screaming in pain with my little tummy distended. Also, look up chaffles. You can use them for bread. You can make so many flavors. I just use 2 oz cream cheese, 1 egg, 1 2 T flax meal, 2 T almond flour (you could use coconut), and 1 tsp baking powder. I add vanilla if I want actual waffles.
My mere existence in your field of vision doesn't entitle you to my attention.

Last edited by Food Lady; 02-19-2020 at 02:40 AM.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 08:43 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.