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WhyFi 04-20-20 10:59 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21429116)
I actually get a few hours of real pleasure from a good workout, in addition to the reduction in anxiety. My wife, who was a varsity team athlete in college and works out regularly, doesn't get that. She finds the acute process neutral at best. I read somewhere that the exercise pleasure (rat wheel) trait is demonstrably heritable.

Ah, yeah. I get that, too. For the few hours following a ride, my disposition is often as good as it's going to get. I can certainly overshoot it at times, though... but maybe it's still there, under the overriding fatigue.

ls01 04-20-20 11:00 AM

So, I just recieved word that my court case is over. They settled, we settled whatever. Checks in the mail....
So as promised. The damages from my accident to me physically. I broke 10 ribs on the right side and had a punctured lung that did not require the needle, thank god. Broken right clavicle, and small tear in the rotator cuff. I landed on the point of my right shoulder.
​​​​​​ . I elected to let the clavicle heal on it's own rather than have another surgery. I was told by my original Orthopod that the hardware would be permanent. I didnt like the idea of a metal plate and screws in my chest cavity with my internal organs. "What would happen if I went down again?" They didnt like that question. So no surgery for Joe.
The new Ortho, was great, told me he would have put me in the old harness but to much time had passed by then. I did a few months of P.T. I still get some real gnarley muscle spasms in my upper right back. And push ups are not real comfortable.

I did manage to scare the shirt off of the nursing staff when they were giving me a spinal block so I could breath. I passed out. Hard. I was severely dehydrated. And my blood pressure was low. When they sat me up to do the tap, lights out! Next thing I know I was being pumped full of (saline?) By I.V and shaking uncontrolably. Was frightening.

big john 04-20-20 11:01 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21429088)
I don’t believe the city has a separate gas tax. State gas tax is higher than NJ, which is why I try to buy there when I go to my NJ office. It’s roughly $0.50 cheaper in NJ than in many Philadelphia neighborhoods. The price difference used to be greater, but NJ raised its state gas tax a couple of years ago. Much bellyaching over that. The oil lobby in NJ is strong.

Oops, I meant to write Pennsylvania. Now I feel like a contestant on Family Feud.

WhyFi 04-20-20 11:04 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21429127)
wut

It's $1.50s here.

$1.79 is the going rate in my metro area; I suspected that it would be cheaper in the hinterlands and wasn't terribly surprised when I saw $1.19. Seeing that 99, another 20 miles down the road, though? Yow.

Velo Vol 04-20-20 11:05 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21429123)
There are some antibody tests out there, but not available for me to order yet. I know that some of the nursing homes have them

A week or so ago I saw a headline that the UK had ordered a bunch of tests that turned out not to work.

WhyFi 04-20-20 11:05 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 21429145)
So, I just recieved word that my court case is over. They settled, we settled whatever. Checks in the mail....
So as promised. The damages from my accident to me physically. I broke 10 ribs on the right side and had a punctured lung that did not require the needle, thank god. Broken right clavicle, and small tear in the rotator cuff. I landed on the point of my right shoulder.
​​​​​​ . I elected to let the clavicle heal on it's own rather than have another surgery. I was told by my original Orthopod that the hardware would be permanent. I didnt like the idea of a metal plate and screws in my chest cavity with my internal organs. "What would happen if I went down again?" They didnt like that question. So no surgery for Joe.
The new Ortho, was great, told me he would have put me in the old harness but to much time had passed by then. I did a few months of P.T. I still get some real gnarley muscle spasms in my upper right back. And push ups are not real comfortable.

I did manage to scare the shirt off of the nursing staff when they were giving me a spinal block so I could breath. I passed out. Hard. I was severely dehydrated. And my blood pressure was low. When they sat me up to do the tap, lights out! Next thing I know I was being pumped full of (saline?) By I.V and shaking uncontrolably. Was frightening.

Ouch.

Feel good to have some closure behind you?

big john 04-20-20 11:10 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21429111)
Yes it is a possibly snooty medical term. But I am not as snooty as some of those physicians who pronounce centimeter as "sohn-ti-meter," that's really over the top IMO. One of my partners does it. :rolleyes:

Does he say "sohn-ti-pede" too?

ls01 04-20-20 11:11 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21429160)
Ouch.

Feel good to have some closure behind you?

​​​​ Yes, it's almost 3 years since it happened. Glad it's over.

LAJ 04-20-20 11:11 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 21429145)
So, I just recieved word that my court case is over. They settled, we settled whatever. Checks in the mail....
So as promised. The damages from my accident to me physically. I broke 10 ribs on the right side and had a punctured lung that did not require the needle, thank god. Broken right clavicle, and small tear in the rotator cuff. I landed on the point of my right shoulder.
​​​​​​ . I elected to let the clavicle heal on it's own rather than have another surgery. I was told by my original Orthopod that the hardware would be permanent. I didnt like the idea of a metal plate and screws in my chest cavity with my internal organs. "What would happen if I went down again?" They didnt like that question. So no surgery for Joe.
The new Ortho, was great, told me he would have put me in the old harness but to much time had passed by then. I did a few months of P.T. I still get some real gnarley muscle spasms in my upper right back. And push ups are not real comfortable.

I did manage to scare the shirt off of the nursing staff when they were giving me a spinal block so I could breath. I passed out. Hard. I was severely dehydrated. And my blood pressure was low. When they sat me up to do the tap, lights out! Next thing I know I was being pumped full of (saline?) By I.V and shaking uncontrolably. Was frightening.

Dude... Glad it's over.

datlas 04-20-20 11:11 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21429158)
A week or so ago I saw a headline that the UK had ordered a bunch of tests that turned out not to work.

Haste makes waste. Any test that is rushed to market may not be reliable.

LAJ 04-20-20 11:12 AM

I hope the settlement included a ball bat to the drivers collarbone.

Velo Vol 04-20-20 11:14 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21429155)
$1.79 is the going rate in my metro area; I suspected that it would be cheaper in the hinterlands and wasn't terribly surprised when I saw $1.19. Seeing that 99, another 20 miles down the road, though? Yow.

Weird. If they're within a short distance, one would assume the stations pay the same price.

WhyFi 04-20-20 11:18 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21429184)
Weird. If they're within a short distance, one would assume the stations pay the same price.

I would imagine that, in this case, the difference is more a function of demand, rather than supply, but I don't know.

ls01 04-20-20 11:20 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21429176)
I hope the settlement included a ball bat to the drivers collarbone.

lol, no such luck. She was 83 years old @ the time of the accident. She might not even be around @ this time.

seedsbelize 04-20-20 11:25 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21429114)
I think this weekend was the first time anyone could get a test, without going through hurdles.

I'm still confused as to (1) whether an antibody test actually exists, and (2) do we know with certainty that someone who has had the virus won't get sick again in the next year?

What was farmed?

Organic vegies, and some fruit. With rototillers, and horses. And lots of hand work. Loading and unloading compost and the like. We kept ourselves active up to 80 hours per week during peak season. We made a whopping $5/hr in our best season. We ran a portable sawmill in the off season, and sometimes did some logging with those same horses. I don't believe there is harder work to be had, than logging with horses in the wintertime. Fortunately, the wives had office jobs.

rjones28 04-20-20 11:31 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21428844)
I'd go to a movie, but I've always preferred going solo to a weekday matinee, so I wouldn't be within sneeze-range of anyone, anyway (and I'd wipe my armrests, etc).

tmi

kissTheApex 04-20-20 11:31 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 21429145)
So, I just recieved word that my court case is over. They settled, we settled whatever. Checks in the mail....
So as promised.....

Reading the list made me light headed. Glad that its all behind you now.

Regarding the driver, the less I say, the better.

rjones28 04-20-20 11:32 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21428909)
You can still drink with goggles on.

Straws?

seedsbelize 04-20-20 11:34 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 21429145)
So, I just recieved word that my court case is over. They settled, we settled whatever. Checks in the mail....
So as promised. The damages from my accident to me physically. I broke 10 ribs on the right side and had a punctured lung that did not require the needle, thank god. Broken right clavicle, and small tear in the rotator cuff. I landed on the point of my right shoulder.
​​​​​​ . I elected to let the clavicle heal on it's own rather than have another surgery. I was told by my original Orthopod that the hardware would be permanent. I didnt like the idea of a metal plate and screws in my chest cavity with my internal organs. "What would happen if I went down again?" They didnt like that question. So no surgery for Joe.
The new Ortho, was great, told me he would have put me in the old harness but to much time had passed by then. I did a few months of P.T. I still get some real gnarley muscle spasms in my upper right back. And push ups are not real comfortable.

I did manage to scare the shirt off of the nursing staff when they were giving me a spinal block so I could breath. I passed out. Hard. I was severely dehydrated. And my blood pressure was low. When they sat me up to do the tap, lights out! Next thing I know I was being pumped full of (saline?) By I.V and shaking uncontrolably. Was frightening.

kudos. Don't spend it all in one place.
I was trembling uncontrollably while having my finger stitched up. I felt nothing beyond the needles in the bone, for numbing purposes. Perhaps it was related to shock, which I did not knowingly experience throughout the whole affair. Cool as a cucumber throughout, except for that.

rjones28 04-20-20 11:34 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21428914)
I hear gasoline is under a dollar per gallon in some places, still over $3 here but I haven't purchased any for weeks. I haven't started my car in a week but tomorrow I need to get groceries again. Mrs John hasn't started her car in a month.

Yesterday I took the mountain bike out for a spin and while I was climbing a rocky fire road 5 men on horseback joined me from an equestrian trail. It was weird, like a group ride but I was the only bike. One of the guys to my left started chatting and we had a nice conversation until they turned off on a different road.

Gas prices are pretty much the same around here. $2.14 for regular, when I filled up the Sportwagen on Friday.

big john 04-20-20 11:35 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21429184)
Weird. If they're within a short distance, one would assume the stations pay the same price.

For the most part they can charge whatever they want.

rjones28 04-20-20 11:36 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21428997)
Someone told me they saw a woman with a hole cut in her mask so she could smoke.

Brilliant.

ls01 04-20-20 11:39 AM


Originally Posted by kissTheApex (Post 21429237)
Reading the list made me light headed. Glad that its all behind you now.

Regarding the driver, the less I say, the better.

I'm trying to be the bigger man about the driver. While I was lying in the street she asked me several times what I was doing in the middle of the street. I was on the "bike path" it crosses a street. She turned onto it and got me. I realize she was in shock etc. It was still not easy to stop my mouth from giving her what for.

seedsbelize 04-20-20 11:40 AM

Gas is $15.89/ liter, down from a high in the 22 range. We don't need no stinkin competition

Velo Vol 04-20-20 11:40 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21429221)
Fortunately, the wives had office jobs.

How many did you have?


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