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InvasiveTuba*us

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new Posted: 09:33PM Jul 14, 2012

We just discovered that the swamp cooler that came with the house we just bought isn't big enough to cool the whole house, which would explain why the room it's in is cool, the kitchen is okay and the living room (where we spend most of our time) is really hot.
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jaycr*us

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new Posted: 05:36PM Jul 16, 2012

Snappy, I heard about the shark attack. I thought it was winter there now. Why are people surfing?

It's not what you know, it's what people think you know.
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snappytom*

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new Posted: 03:13AM Jul 17, 2012

Well.....

Where do I start....

It is winter here. I think it is very cold. But our winter is very mild compared to most other places...our minimums are 3C to 5C and or maximums can be between 17C and 20C. That is winter.
We have miles and miles and miles of beaches...all white sand, a little rock/reef, dune after dune after dune...
Most guys go surfing or boarding or sailing... that is a way of life.
So it is nothing unusual that he was surfing.
It is very pleasant at the beach even now...4pm and 16C...blue skies...

The shark attacked and ate my daughters friends boyfriend.
Quite a shock.
But the young man loved the beach. Loved surfing.
At least he was doing something he loved. And he was there with his mate.

As I pointed out to my daughter, it must have been quick. And he will suffer no more.
I couldn't imagine a life for an active man, had he become limbless....yes, I know it can be done but ..oh...the suffering.
Perhaps you may think I am heartless in saying that. I guess I shouldn't talk about what could have been, just what IS.

I feel really really sad for a young couple on the brink of life. It is a real tragedy.
Why do things like that happen to good, decent people?


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jaycr*us

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new Posted: 06:27PM Jul 17, 2012

Sorry to hear that snappy.

It's not what you know, it's what people think you know.
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4wheelsAus

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new Posted: 11:28AM Jul 18, 2012

Our computer has a virus on it. When I turn it on the keybord works just fine. We can click the keys and they work. However aftrr a couple seconds they freeze and than it does not work.

So I went to the library to check up on Braingle

and facebook


I'm on Braingle far too long, I stay on the computer from dusk to dawn. Playing games and chatting with friends, the novelity of it never ends.
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InvasiveTuba*us

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new Posted: 12:11AM Jul 19, 2012

I work at an animal shelter and while working on processing a new cat it bit me. It is in a bad spot, right at the joint of my index finger and my hand. Because it happened at work I had to go to the er and sit for hours. I ended up with a tetanus and a splint on my finger for a couple days.
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JQPublic

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new Posted: 02:17AM Jul 19, 2012

InvasiveTuba wrote:
I work at an animal shelter and while working on processing a new cat it bit me. It is in a bad spot, right at the joint of my index finger and my hand. Because it happened at work I had to go to the er and sit for hours. I ended up with a tetanus and a splint on my finger for a couple days.


Hope it gets better soon! What's an er?


'An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.' - Charles Dickens
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bluegrasssAusmod

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new Posted: 08:55AM Jul 19, 2012

er = Emergency Room where they start treating for health care problems, cuts, strokes, heart attacks, car accident injuries, etc...
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RGW4Ausmod

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new Posted: 10:45AM Jul 19, 2012

er = Emergency Room where you get to sit for hours wondering when they will start treating for health care problems, cuts, strokes, heart attacks, car accident injuries, etc...

I went into the ER about 7 years ago at 2 am in the morning... I was the only person there and it still took 20 minutes to get me through the door into the actual room. I had my medical card and was in extreme back pain... but oh no, we have to process this paperwork first. Sometimes it seems as if you come in on a stretcher you'll be treated quicker. I actually did pull out a couple punches to help speed the process, without lying. The back pain was in the middle of my upper back on the left side and it did affect my left arm, which was numb and tingling... so I just said, my left arm is also numb. I knew I had a pinched nerve, but left arm numbness can also be attributed to a heart attack, so the nurse once she heard that did call for an orderly to take me into the exam room, and she even said we will get the rest of the paperwork done once you have been treated.


A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. -Albert Einstein-
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InvasiveTuba*us

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new Posted: 12:55PM Jul 19, 2012

I was there for three and a half hours, which sadly is better than I expected. What's bad is my finger is difficult to move today, but that could be from being splinted all night. I have to go in for a follow up today so we will see what they say.
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RGW4Ausmod

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new Posted: 12:19AM Jul 20, 2012

Best wishes for a good exam tomorrow InvasiveTuba!

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. -Albert Einstein-
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InvasiveTuba*us

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new Posted: 11:14AM Jul 20, 2012

RGW4 wrote:
Best wishes for a good exam tomorrow InvasiveTuba!


Thanks! I have to leave it splinted for the next couple days, but it's healing fine, it's just swollen. They said I was really lucky because it missed the tendon.
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shawneeo*us

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new Posted: 05:20PM Jul 23, 2012

Yes, I hope you will heal quickly and painflessly, tuba!

Yes, my parents know better than to try to make the bobcat their pet! They won't even go into the back yard at all while it's there. They don't feed it or anything. It does look real comfy, but, it's in a safe place compared to where it came from, which is in the desert hills which surround my parents retirement community. The bobcats, and other wild animals, come down from the hills traveling in the dry stream beds, looking for water when it gets too dry up there.

I imagine that the backyard with it's many citrus trees, walls surrounding it, shade, water, and security from other wild animals must seem like a luxury resort/spa to Mr. Bobcat! He's probably just very tired, hungry and hot! Although maybe he's not hungry because I don't think they relax while they're hungry (although I know that cats can go into a kind of coma when they are starving where they sleep all the time unless chasing something to eat).

The thing that just amazes me the most is that they can jump over the wall that surrounds the yard! I mean, it's higher than me, and it's too high to see what's on the other side. It's a solid concrete wall, but even the baby bobcats were able to somehow jump over it! Wow!


Life... can be so many things... how can anyone ever think they are RIGHT? HAhahahahahahaha!!!!!
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snappytom*

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new Posted: 03:23AM Aug 10, 2012

On July 17 I told you about the shark attack.

Well today we had another tragedy. Three men in a runabout. Went fishing and didn't return overnight.

See here for story

What I found the scariest was hearing the news reporter on the news chopper say "We can see the sharks circling the man but we do not have the equipment to help him! We are just buzzing the shark and hoping he will keep away until help comes!"

Luckily for him help came before any further tragedy.

Hmm. I am not going swimming in the sea.


---This message was edited on 03:27AM Aug 10, 2012---

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celticherotus

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new Posted: 03:27PM Aug 10, 2012

There was a guy who was swimming with his daughter about 40 miles away from where I live who got his leg bitten. He's still in the hospital, but the wounds were a lot less severe than many thought they would be/

I'm just an ordinary average guy with nothing to lose.
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RGW4Ausmod

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new Posted: 05:58PM Aug 10, 2012

Did he shed his clothes because they were water logged and heavy? Sort of seems a bit different.

People who go to sea should wear long pants... yeah, that won't happen because they are uncomfortable and too many people would rather wear shorts... but they provide protection. More than that, especially denim jeans can be turned into a sort of life preserver by tying the ankles into a knot, zipping up the pants and then bringing it from your back over your head in an air sweep, collecting air into the legs and bottom area. It may take a couple passes, but they will fill with air and hold you afloat. I was in the Navy... that is one reason why sailors have denim jeans.


A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. -Albert Einstein-
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snappytom*

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new Posted: 10:03PM Aug 10, 2012

Oh I like that advice about the jeans! But I am definately staying away from the sea!
Apparently they were sunk by two freak waves...caught unaware.
It is very sad.


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vlermaAus

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new Posted: 05:53AM Aug 12, 2012

Well I didn't tangle with a shark. My daughter has one of those super vans with the high roof, and two running boards. She was taking me to the doctor, was putting my walker into the back of the van. I got in a hurry to get in the van, something I knew better about, but it was nice out and I was relaxed forgetting my weaknesses.

The second I stepped up on the first running board, I knew I was in trouble. My foot immediately slid off to the ground, throwing my body against the top running board, but also catching the bottom one. My daughter came right too me, are you ok Mom? No, I believe we have a problem here. I take coumadin for my heart and in looking down my pink pants were already red clear to my knee. I pulled my pant leg up to survey the damage and realized I stood a good chance of bleeding to death from the injury. The bond that came between myself and my daughter was fast and intense. My grandson rushed to the house grabbing a large towel, my leg was rapped in that, the unit was called. The towel was thrown and another large one put on, all the time my daughter holding the towel with blood running between her fingers and all over her van and I even bled on the darned running board.

Our emergency unit took me right to the ER. After 3 hours of stress and strain I was allowed to leave with 18 stitches, instructions that I was to be bedridden for at least two weeks and no weight on it for even longer. It isn't broken, but the flesh was so torn up and they had to lift some of it down and suture it, and because I am diabetic they are not sure that which was stitched down will reattach to my leg. No chance for skin graft, so when they go to take the stitches out it will be done one area at a time and if it sloughs off then it will just be a smaller spot they will have to work with to get it to close up. The lower part they could not get the flesh pulled back out so it was left a it was, also using it for a drainage area. It is starting to heal in, but of course is slow and they cultured it all so I have to be on that very expensive antibiotic again. I am just so thankful my daughter was right there and that I had a good seamstress and medicine to keep my leg. My daughter and her friend have been serving me every meal and Nic has been dressing my leg twice a day. She lives right next door and has really taken on a lot, but that is what mother daughter bonding is all about I guess.

Am posting a picture and it is not for the squeamish:





The sound of the wild, but if there is no one there, does anyone hear their howls?
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bluegrasssAusmod

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new Posted: 06:56AM Aug 12, 2012

Take care Grayma and get well. Hope this heal up alright.
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snappytom*

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new Posted: 07:17AM Aug 12, 2012

Oh Grayma! You POOR love!
We indeed are living paralell lives because I had a similar injury about 6 weeks ago!!!!
I was sitting on the bed and [I should know better] I called our dog over.
She jumped up on two hind legs, missed her footing and her front paw scraped down all long my leg, from knee to ankle!!!

The skin opened up like a watermelon and blood poured out.
Again, through having Mr Snappy in the same room and a witness to the incident, he stopped the flow and was able to put a dressing on it and take me to hospital. I am very lucky because although they considered skin graft at first, they just dressed it and kept seeing me in the clinic daily.

I am AMAZED at the types of dressings they have for wounds today. My first was some sort of foil, then the iodine, the the skin type , then the seaweed and now I am back to the skin type!

My wound in now down to half!!!!

Get better soon, Vlerma!


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