Preparing for surgery

cciaffone

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#24
Moi as well. Used to smoke Luckies, Camels, and
Pall Mall, at least 3 packs a day of non-filtered ciggies.
Those were US packs of 20 cigs per pack.
 

cciaffone

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#27
OK, lemme try this again. (Last shot got lost somewhere.)
For years I went thru 3 packs of 20 every day. Spread across
Luckies, Camels, and Pall Mall. All non-filtered. But most of my
smoking was done while wearing a helmet for welding or
burning.
 

billyd601

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#28
Peri I stopped smoking when I had my heart problems but did my best to try and find an excuse for my heart problems so I could carry on smoking I was addicted big time strange how after stopping you wonder why did I ever smoke, now am addicted to wine and beer but not in the same glass!
 

Marianna

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#31
I'm likely to go quiet for a few days starting this evening. The shoulder joint replacement is scheduled for tomorrow morning followed by an overnight in the hospital's joint camp wing. Private rooms and lots of attention from the occupational and physical therapists. If all goes as the surgeon plans, home sometime Wednesday afternoon.

A firm that specializes in gently washing building exteriors will be here on Thursday morning to clean the front porch and the furniture on it so I can sit outside without getting my clothes filthy, when it isn't raining, with my Kindle Paperwhite well supplied with my favorite mystery series. I live on a busy street made even more busy by being one of the bus routes to the local elementary school, so all outdoor horizontal surfaces get very dusty. I was thrilled to discover an exterior washing service other than power washing, which usually knocks paint off.

A few people in the States still sit on their front porches, but the concept of a sitting-out garden is unknown, at least in this region. Here's a photo of one I saw last October in Minehead, on the coast of Somerset. The owners were determined to have a sitting-out garden even if it had to be vertical! The steps leading to it are nearly as steep as a ladder, and the handrail is merely a loosely-swagged rope, but the view over the sea from the bench must be spectacular. The photo is completely unedited, so please excuse faults in exposure and in the way it's framed.
 

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maltrab

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#32
I'm likely to go quiet for a few days starting this evening. The shoulder joint replacement is scheduled for tomorrow morning followed by an overnight in the hospital's joint camp wing. Private rooms and lots of attention from the occupational and physical therapists. If all goes as the surgeon plans, home sometime Wednesday afternoon.

I hope it all goes well for you Marianna and we look forward to an update as soon as you feel up to it
 

Peripheral

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#33
Hope all goes well for you Marianna. I'm having lots of problems with my shoulder, rotator cuff. Very painful but I don't think it is as bad as yours. We will be waiting for your return. You will be missed.
Good photo, I bet the view from up there is something special.
Take care.
Peri.:17:
 

RickAns

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#37
Hope everything goes smoothly for you Marianna. Will be thinking about you. What a nice bench in the picture. Looks like a great spot for relaxing and enjoying the view.
 

Marianna

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#38
Home from hospital late this morning. Taking 100 grams of acetaminophen, 2 every 8 hours, and applying ice packs. Also following the Occupational Therapist's illustrated exercise instructions, aiming for the prescribed 2 sets 3 times daily. Typing one-handed gets old fast! Stops me from being long-winded.
 

Peripheral

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#39
So glad to hear that you are home Marianna and on the mend. The first couple of weeks will be the worst then you will start to improve. I have to type one-handed. My problem is that I am right handed and have to type with my left hand. Be as long winded as you like, it is so good to hear from you.:17:
 
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