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the value of offence | qualiasoup & theramintrees

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Mar 3. 3 Replies

To me, this is a big deal (though it may not be to them): two great YouTube video producers have joined forces to deliver one very powerful message on an important subject.  TheraminTrees and QualiaSoup (brothers, I believe) have recently released a…Continue

Tags: offence, offense, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

The myth of religions

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 16. 3 Replies

The creation myth of civilizations instructs men to dominate, to conquer, to go forth and multiply. No reasonable person would pay attention to such a god. No hunter-gatherer receives such a senseless message from wise elders.However, that idea…Continue

Tags: masculine, violation, imperative, go forth and multiply,, conquest

Winter Driving, Preparing for the worst

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 1. 2 Replies

Now that we enter the time the Celtics called Imbolc, a pagan celebration of the beginning of spring and season of new life, I ran across this video on preparing for winter driving. It offers reasons for each thing he puts in his vehicles to be safe…Continue

Tags: prepare, driving, winter

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

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Comment by Chris on October 21, 2017 at 12:50am


An  elevating chair or seat  may help you get up from a seated position. I put an advertizement in a local exchange paper and someone gave me on when I was recovering from my surgery.

The link will show you what I'm refereing too:

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 21, 2017 at 12:49am

Patricia, why do they want you awake during hip replacement? That seems counter-intuitive. I suppose you asked the same question. 

Comment by Patricia on October 21, 2017 at 12:07am

Nope, I wanna be sleeping through something that major. I hope they let me have headphones & music if they want me awake.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 21, 2017 at 12:05am

@Chris, I wrote you a personal message and received part of an answer from you but could not find the end of the first sentence or further information.

I/we are concerned about your safety and situation. When you have time, we very much would like to know how you are. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 20, 2017 at 11:57pm

Patricia, it seems you have the needed equipment to help you through the recovery. A toilet riser and a bath bench feel good to me, and I don't have a hip problem (knock on wood!). Getting expert help may be more of a challenge; I hope you find someone you like and who knows what he or she is doing. 

I was extremely fortunate in finding help when I cared for Dad his last seven years. Her name was Vicky and a real jewel. 

How do you feel about the spinal? Not everyone wants to be awake during surgery. I usually ask if I can watch and the doctors reply, "Sure!" and I wake up after the doctor completes the surgical process. I want to watch a colonoscopy and slip into slumber every time. The doctor allowed me to see the incision after he cut my hands for carpal tunnel surgery. That was interesting to look at the bones, muscles, and ligaments of my hands/wrists.  

Ian, undoubtedly, your experience working with people gives you some insight into peoples' pain and recovery styles. 

Comment by Patricia on October 20, 2017 at 11:47pm

Anything is better than this ongoing agony, Ian, & I will do whatever I'm told to get the best result. 4 or 5 years of torture is already more than enough.

Comment by Patricia on October 20, 2017 at 11:35pm

Yes, I pretty much can Chris.

The freezer, laundry, & cat litter, are downstairs, but Rick can take care of those needs for awhile until his surgery, & then neighbours may help too.

Infection is a possibility, & I am prone to them so have to be extra diligent.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 20, 2017 at 11:34pm

Yes, there are a lot of 'dos' and 'don'ts' with that, Patricia. I've experienced people with dementia making the quickest recovery simply because they didn't understand the 'don'ts' and forged ahead. I wouldn't advise that, though. Slow and steady is the most reliable. And most people are pleased with the results, not least because of the relief from grinding pain.

Comment by Plinius on October 20, 2017 at 11:28pm

Heavy work, Patricia! Can you live on one floor for as long as necessary? The dislocation thing must be taken very seriously, I know. Downstairs lives a very impatient woman with a similar hip problem, she has dislocated it four times now. Every time the ambulance comes with the fire department and a lifting platform to get her from her flat... 

Not an operation to look forward to, but I hope you'll be better because of it! 

Comment by Patricia on October 20, 2017 at 10:24pm

Update for my hip replacement surgery....
Its a lot more involved than I ever thought. I have to start physio the day after surgery, I cannot bend any more than 90*, cannot twist, have to sit on something where my knees are lower than my hips, need a toilet riser which I have, a bath bench which I have, need household help for a minimum of 3 months with recovery taking a year. When I get to start using stairs it can only be once a day. They dislocate the hip during replacement so dislocating it for months after surgery is a very real possibility. I will get a spinal so will be awake through the operation......YIKES!!!!!


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