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Road Cycling ďIt is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.Ē -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 01-09-20, 09:47 AM
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Them boots got cleats?
Pre-installed.
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Hey @BillyD I hope your headache is better today.

Fun Fact: If you call for a neurology appointment around here, as a new patient, they will see you in 3-4 months. That's not very satisfying for someone who has an acute need. It has forced many of us primary care docs to do much of the initial work that neurology does. Sad!
Oh no. I hope thatís not the case here, thatís on my short agenda for today.

As long as I stay ahead of the pains Iím feeling pretty good. Once the coverage starts to wear off and I feel a twinge or two then I take some meds. Iím not taking that useless Fioricet, either. Cost me 9 bucks, I wish I could take it back.

Later today I might try one of the meds my wife got yesterday. Ironically she had a foot surgery appointment in the same hospital, so we rode together yesterday and then went our separate ways upon arrival. But she got some oxy for her pain, so I might try that because she says the loopy effects she hates are absent in this iteration. I hate that too, couldnít wait to get off the oxy they supplied for my shoulder surgery last year.
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I currently have one tab open.
29 tabs in browser,
8 tabs in acrobat
One tab in Autodesk Map3D, but two files are xref'd in.

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Old 01-09-20, 10:07 AM
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If I let that inhibit me from posting...
Double ditto.
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I use four browsers and have maybe a dozen tabs in each, normally. Sometimes more.
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Oh no. I hope thatís not the case here, thatís on my short agenda for today.

As long as I stay ahead of the pains Iím feeling pretty good. Once the coverage starts to wear off and I feel a twinge or two then I take some meds. Iím not taking that useless Fioricet, either. Cost me 9 bucks, I wish I could take it back.

Later today I might try one of the meds my wife got yesterday. Ironically she had a foot surgery appointment in the same hospital, so we rode together yesterday and then went our separate ways upon arrival. But she got some oxy for her pain, so I might try that because she says the loopy effects she hates are absent in this iteration. I hate that too, couldnít wait to get off the oxy they supplied for my shoulder surgery last year.
Staying ahead is a basic principle of pain treatment. Take the med on schedule whether you're in pain or not.

Opioids are not recommended for headache in general, but okay in an emergency. Keep the acetaminophen and ibuprofen going to keep the dose as low as possible. If it's something other than regular oxycodone, check if it has acetaminophen in it and reduce your tylenol dose accordingly if it does.
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When I find myself at the same point, I try to memorize the first 100 digits of Pi. I'm up to 5; 3.14159. It has taken years.
I knocked out 130 or so in high school.
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Old 01-09-20, 10:32 AM
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IKR

Speaking of non-substantive posts, I am closing in on 30K and expect to hit it within a month. Any suggestions on how to commemorate this?
Champagne all around.
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When I find myself at the same point, I try to memorize the first 100 digits of Pi. I'm up to 5; 3.14159. It has taken years.
One of my lofty life goals is to be able to write down the names of all 67 counties in Pennsylvania. IIRC, my record is around 64. That was a long time ago. Need to study and practice more.

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Cheesecake.
Seconded.
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I do wonder where my post count would be if it weren't for a half-dozen or more hiatuses over the years.

It's also funny to remember we used to hit in the vicinity of ten pages a day on this thread.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I do wonder where my post count would be if it weren't for a half-dozen or more hiatuses over the years.

It's also funny to remember we used to hit in the vicinity of ten pages a day on this thread.
I do recall that. Where the heck did everyone go? To the other side of the internet??
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I am askeered that might give me a big tummy ache. Maybe an 18 oz impossible burger??
Oh you misunderstood, this celebration is not for you, itís for us.
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My daughter has chronic migraines. She had one so bad about a week ago, she pulled over off the freeway and called crying. Just last night started a new drug called Emgality. (she's progressed through a bunch of other prescriptions, most of which barely helped), . It's an injection like an EpiPen. We'll see if it works.
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It's also funny to remember we used to hit in the vicinity of ten pages a day on this thread.
Good times.

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I do recall that. Where the heck did everyone go? To the other side of the internet??
Itís hard to say, we can only speculate. I would love to take a survey to find out, although I suspect a leading cause is that people just develop new interests and move on. I have too, but skipped the moving on part.
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My daughter has chronic migraines. She had one so bad about a week ago, she pulled over off the freeway and called crying. Just last night started a new drug called Emgality. (she's progressed through a bunch of other prescriptions, most of which barely helped), . It's an injection like an EpiPen. We'll see if it works.
Itís really dangerous to be driving when your head is throbbing in pain on the 9 or 10 scale. My eyes would squeeze shut for a second and my whole body just cringes involuntarily, including your hands controlling the steering wheel. Treacherous.
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IKR

Speaking of non-substantive posts, I am closing in on 30K and expect to hit it within a month. Any suggestions on how to commemorate this?
something honoring the awesome shovel would be appropriate.
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No. Weekly. But I am too lazy to make bookmarks, it's easier to just keep those tabs opened.
Yes, creating a bookmark is such a bi***
all those cumbersome clicks.
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Itís really dangerous to be driving when your head is throbbing in pain on the 9 or 10 scale. My eyes would squeeze shut for a second and my whole body just cringes involuntarily, including your hands controlling the steering wheel. Treacherous.
Yeah, she got her boyfriend to pick her up and drive her to her house to get some meds. She mentioned later that she wasn't even aware of cars around her. I mentioned her new drug because it's supposed to help cluster headaches, too, But even the pharmacist said it was new enough he had little info on it.
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Staying ahead is a basic principle of pain treatment. Take the med on schedule whether you're in pain or not.

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It's new shoe week at the rjones28 Sports Complex.

Are those boots made for walking?
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I use four browsers and have maybe a dozen tabs in each, normally. Sometimes more.
I must be doing something wrong. I rarely have more than one open. How many websites are there besides this and awesomeshovelforums.net?
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One of my lofty life goals is to be able to write down the names of all 67 counties in Pennsylvania. IIRC, my record is around 64. That was a long time ago. Need to study and practice more.
Mercer is the best.
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Good times.


Itís hard to say, we can only speculate. I would love to take a survey to find out, although I suspect a leading cause is that people just develop new interests and move on. I have too, but skipped the moving on part.
Admit it, you stay for the awesome shovel content.
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Mercer is the best.
I have gotten 57 this morning. Mercer was No 56. I remembered it because there is also a Mercer County in New Jersey.
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