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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Dec 26, 2017. 10 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

10 Tricks from 46 (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6, 2017. 3 Replies

Apparently, Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has been slumming.  That is to say, she's been talking to Mike Pence [gasp!].  It would seem as though Mike has offered some of his not-so-personal tricks of the trade on how to be a 21st century…Continue

Tags: tricks, Mike Pence, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 19, 2017. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 27, 2017. 5 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

Tags: America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

10 Things About Patriotism (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Sep 26, 2017. 2 Replies

It seems as though lately, Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is evolving into America's Best Patriot.  She has recently been taking some fairly well-aimed shots at a certain Orange Nightmare and his sycophantic hangers-on, regarding the…Continue

Tags: patriotism, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Patricia 1 hour ago

I would hope so.

I know for anything major for us, we have to go out of town. I had my mastectomy, lumbar laminectomy, etc, in Kamloops as well as things like MRI's. So has Rick. I had my hip replacement in Prince George, but we have a medical bus that runs north/south 3 times a week for $40.00 fare, so that worked great for that trip. Rick has to go to Victoria for his defib/pacemaker replacement so will try to fly for that.....which is supposed to be imminent with whenever the battery alarm sounds.

Comment by Idaho Spud 2 hours ago

I don't know Patricia.  I imagine there are experts in any major city that can do the job, and probably would reschedule patients with less important problems if a optometrist called him and told him of a detached retina.

Comment by Grinning Cat 2 hours ago

I live close to a specialized eye emergency room. Hopefully Murphy's Law will work and I'll never need it!

Comment by Patricia 2 hours ago

Salt Lake City....how does a person get there within 2 days? Appointments are hard to come by right away let alone the travel.

Comment by Idaho Spud 2 hours ago

My optometrist was very concerned that I might have a detached retina when I had a detached vitreous humor.  He gave me his cell phone number and said to call him anytime day or night, if I had any symptoms of a detached retina, even though he was going on vacation.  

He said if I had a detached retina, I would have to go to Salt Lake City to have an expert reattach it, and would have to go as quickly as possible.  If it was left unattached for about 2 days, I would go blind in that eye.

Comment by Patricia 3 hours ago

Wow, those are quite the rules.

Comment by Grinning Cat 3 hours ago

I (confidently) hope Daniel will be fine!

A friend also had a detached retina recently, caught early. In addition to laser "spot-welding" the detached edges back in place, the treatment included a bubble of inert gas to hold the retina in place as it heals. Depending on where the lesion is, you might be required to stay in bed facing down, or keep your head at another angle. My friend was lucky, able to keep her head upright and do most normal things, except she couldn't lift things heavier than one pound, couldn't bend over, and had to sleep sitting up.

Visually, the bubble caused the interesting effect of "looking through a big magnifier", until it got completely absorbed after a couple of weeks.

Comment by Patricia 4 hours ago

I'm sure Daniel will do fine.

Comment by Ian Mason 8 hours ago

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Comment by Ian Mason 8 hours ago

That should be a routine procedure. Wish him luck and a speedy recovery.

 

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