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03-21-2009, 12:50 PM
Ummm ... I thought there was a way to set up a Planeteer's profile so that the sub-forums (Draft Forum, Media Forum, Picture Forum, etc.) would be displayed at the bottom of the screen ... under the Main Forum, for example. I don't know where or when I got this idea, but I did.

Anyhow, in order to make my Planet experience more enjoyable, I thought I would avail myself of this fabulous feature so I went through all the user option stuff but I couldn't find anything. There's a "help page" link where you select the forum format, but it doesn't go anywhere and is, therefore, unhelpful.

Is this possible? If so, how do you make the changes? Any assistance in this regard would be appreciated.

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Disclaimers: Sorry if repost.

Bearcat
03-21-2009, 12:59 PM
User CP -> Edit Options on the left -> Forum Skin towards the bottom.. select Full Featured Sub

Just found this out myself.. pretty cool.

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03-21-2009, 01:19 PM
User CP -> Edit Options on the left -> Forum Skin towards the bottom.. select Full Featured Sub

Just found this out myself.. pretty cool.

That did it, Mr. Bearcat. Awesome. Thank you most sincerely.

I use the "At Work" mode and the awesome and talented Planet Admins actually provide an "At Work - Sub" version which accomplishes exactly what I was hoping for.

Again, many thanks. You are a Planeteer of great knowledge the thoughtfulness. May the Muse Of Moist Panties take up residence in your SO's underdrawers.

FAX THE GRATEFUL

FAX
03-21-2009, 01:31 PM
I thought I'd stick this request for additional information here so as to not create another stupid thread.

It turns out that I have Spondylolisthesis. This is a condition of the lower spine in which the vertebrae slips way out of position. It comes in several "grades" and I am a grade 3. Anyhow, I am scheduled for back surgery in early May at which time I will have some metal stuff drilled into and attached to my spine to take the pressure off and provide some relief from the ouchies.

My question is this ... I need to develop some significant strength in my core. I'm not in bad shape, but if my core is well developed, the surgery will be easier and the recovery faster. I don't belong to a club and am disinterested in joining one at the moment, so I'm looking for exercises I can use at home. I have a nice set of free weights as well as some basic exercise gear (bike, treadmill, etc.).

Any ideas you crazy peeps can provide would be most appreciated.

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Hog Farmer
03-21-2009, 01:48 PM
Livestock masturbation does wonders for core development.

Skip Towne
03-21-2009, 03:11 PM
Talk to the physical therapy peeps at the hospital.

FAX
03-21-2009, 03:18 PM
Talk to the physical therapy peeps at the hospital.

I did, Mr. Skip Towne. The exercises they gave me were extremely ... what's the word I'm looking for? ... wimpy. Basically, just leg lifts and stretches. Stupid stuff.

I've been researching more extensive exercises that will do more. I only have about a month and a half to get in the best possible condition and I know that some Planeteers have expertise in this area. I just thought somebody might know a quick way to make dramatic improvement in a short time frame.

As it stands, I'll be out shopping for livestock this afternoon. I'm thinking cow.

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doomy3
03-21-2009, 03:24 PM
I did, Mr. Skip Towne. The exercises they gave me were extremely ... what's the word I'm looking for? ... wimpy. Basically, just leg lifts and stretches. Stupid stuff.

I've been researching more extensive exercises that will do more. I only have about a month and a half to get in the best possible condition and I know that some Planeteers have expertise in this area. I just thought somebody might know a quick way to make dramatic improvement in a short time frame.

As it stands, I'll be out shopping for livestock this afternoon. I'm thinking cow.

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LMAO

MIAdragon
03-21-2009, 03:25 PM
I thought I'd stick this request for additional information here so as to not create another stupid thread.

It turns out that I have Spondylolisthesis. This is a condition of the lower spine in which the vertebrae slips way out of position. It comes in several "grades" and I am a grade 3. Anyhow, I am scheduled for back surgery in early May at which time I will have some metal stuff drilled into and attached to my spine to take the pressure off and provide some relief from the ouchies.

My question is this ... I need to develop some significant strength in my core. I'm not in bad shape, but if my core is well developed, the surgery will be easier and the recovery faster. I don't belong to a club and am disinterested in joining one at the moment, so I'm looking for exercises I can use at home. I have a nice set of free weights as well as some basic exercise gear (bike, treadmill, etc.).

Any ideas you crazy peeps can provide would be most appreciated.

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http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/core-strength/SM00046

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/core-strength/SM00047

ChiefButthurt
03-21-2009, 03:27 PM
Livestock masturbation does wonders for core development.

Absolutely too much information.

DaFace
03-21-2009, 04:52 PM
Just because I love the feature, I'll use this thread to pimp the feature that lets you hide some of the sub-forums altogether. I can't tell you how much nicer it is to never know of DC's existence.

Dinny Blues
03-21-2009, 04:59 PM
I thought I'd stick this request for additional information here so as to not create another stupid thread.

It turns out that I have Spondylolisthesis. This is a condition of the lower spine in which the vertebrae slips way out of position. It comes in several "grades" and I am a grade 3. Anyhow, I am scheduled for back surgery in early May at which time I will have some metal stuff drilled into and attached to my spine to take the pressure off and provide some relief from the ouchies.

My question is this ... I need to develop some significant strength in my core. I'm not in bad shape, but if my core is well developed, the surgery will be easier and the recovery faster. I don't belong to a club and am disinterested in joining one at the moment, so I'm looking for exercises I can use at home. I have a nice set of free weights as well as some basic exercise gear (bike, treadmill, etc.).

Any ideas you crazy peeps can provide would be most appreciated.

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I found out 30 years ago that I have the same condition. The neurosurgeons I saw back then said there was nothing that could be done, learn to live with it.

I have seen countles chiropractors since then, and they have kept me out of a wheelchair.

About 8 years ago, I saw another neurosurgeon about my condition. He said there was nothing that could be done for me, learn to live with it.

I now have a chiropractor that I barter computer/network repair for her services. She is the only reason I am still walking.

I have rarely been able to feel my left leg for the last 30 years. After about 5 years or so, you don't realy miss it anymore.

Long story short, this is manageable with a good chiropractor and possibly a good massage therapist. I would avoid the knife if I were you. I have known people that had this surgery, and they claimed to be no better than before the surgery.

Just my $.02.

Dinny

FAX
03-21-2009, 05:00 PM
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/core-strength/SM00046

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/core-strength/SM00047

Those are helpful, Mr. MIAdragon. Funny ... before I made this request, I had googled up some stuff, then did an internet search and the Mayo Clinic wasn't one of the results.

Appreciate the links.

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FAX
03-21-2009, 05:06 PM
I found out 30 years ago that I have the same condition. The neurosurgeons I saw back then said there was nothing that could be done, learn to live with it.

I have seen countles chiropractors since then, and they have kept me out of a wheelchair.

About 8 years ago, I saw another neurosurgeon about my condition. He said there was nothing that could be done for me, learn to live with it.

I now have a chiropractor that I barter computer/network repair for her services. She is the only reason I am still walking.

I have rarely been able to feel my left leg for the last 30 years. After about 5 years or so, you don't realy miss it anymore.

Long story short, this is manageable with a good chiropractor and possibly a good massage therapist. I would avoid the knife if I were you. I have known people that had this surgery, and they claimed to be no better than before the surgery.

Just my $.02.

Dinny

Appreciate the advice, Mr. Dinny Blues, I really do. But in this case, the pain isn't something I'm prepared to live with. I can't stand for long or walk very far without severe pain. The disc that's moved is the L5 and it's become a pretty serious quality of life problem unless I do something about it.

I've been through all the therapy, chiropractic, etc. My only option at this point is surgery. I have full confidence in my surgeon, though. He's convinced that he can correct this, so I'm scheduled and I'm not backing out now.

FAX THE BRAVE

Monty
01-03-2012, 04:38 PM
Fax,

I've had grade 3 spondylolythesis for many years now and did a search to see if any fellow CPers had the same issue. I'm curious to know if you went through with the surgery and if so, the results? I've chosen not to go the surgery route per advice for a number of years, but it's really starting to affect things negatively and I've done all the core strengthing exercises along with going to an amazing chiropractor, but I'm wondering if I should look into this before it gets any worse. It's probably just age, but I'm concerned about my mobility later in life.

Rain Man
01-03-2012, 06:14 PM
On the original topic, if bearcat's suggestion doesn't work you can try turning your monitor upside down. This may be tougher if you use a laptop.

Monty
01-03-2012, 06:21 PM
Pretty cool....never knew I could type upside down and backwards.

FAX
01-03-2012, 09:38 PM
Fax,

I've had grade 3 spondylolythesis for many years now and did a search to see if any fellow CPers had the same issue. I'm curious to know if you went through with the surgery and if so, the results? I've chosen not to go the surgery route per advice for a number of years, but it's really starting to affect things negatively and I've done all the core strengthing exercises along with going to an amazing chiropractor, but I'm wondering if I should look into this before it gets any worse. It's probably just age, but I'm concerned about my mobility later in life.

Well, I lived with it for a long time as well, Mr. Monty. In my case, the little bone things that connect the spine together were actually snapped in an automobile accident (not my fault, by the way). The spondylolisthesis was the result of the broken vertebrae and caused pressure on, in medical terminology, the nerve deal that runs from the back of the head to the upper ass bone.

I lived with the condition for a long, long time. But, eventually, it was going to cause problems with my legs and I use them during certain sex acts. Therefore, I opted for surgery.

The surgery went okay, but I still have some lingering pain that will probably never completely go away. I view it as a curse from God who is dissatisfied with my prior hedonistic behavior. My biggest problem post-surgery was the addiction I developed to the pain meds which has been well documented on this board.

I cannot advise you, but were I to do it over again ... in my particular case, mind you ... I would have the surgery again. I'm comfortable in the knowledge that my spine is stable and I won't lose the use of my lower limbs at some inconvenient point in future.

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