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September 22, 2017

Kimmel Rants Against GOP Health Bill For Third Night – Joe.My.God.

Filed under: Health, News, Questions — Scottie @ 09:11

Source: Kimmel Rants Against GOP Health Bill For Third Night – Joe.My.God.

September 18, 2017

The real reason

Filed under: Cartoons, Health, Reason — Scottie @ 08:27

(cartoon by Pat Bagley)

August 10, 2017

Which one do you agree with

Filed under: Cartoons, Health, Political — Scottie @ 09:41

(cartoon by Paul Fell)

(cartoon by Clay Bennett)

(cartoon by Dave Granlund) .. (story here)

(cartoon by Clay Jones)

(cartoon by Matt Wuerker)

(cartoon by Adam Zyglis)

(cartoon by Joe Heller)

(cartoon by Rob Rogers)

(cartoon by Andy Marlette)

(cartoon by Matt Wuerker)


August 3, 2017

Bone doc says….. No

Filed under: Health, My Life and Rants — Scottie @ 14:50

I had hoped at least the doc would let me go to using my canes.  Not so.  he did agree to go to 50 percent weight bearing on that hip.   He took X-rays of both hips.  The old one looks OK, but is an inferior implant compared to the new kind they used in my new hip.   The new hip is spot on and seems to be healing well.   He is afraid for me to put too much weight on the leg / hip because he doesn’t want the shaft of the implant to be forced down any into the leg bone.   It is good now, so better to let it heal even if it is slower on me, than to chance a mistake that will mess things up even a little.   OK I give.  I have three weeks to go he said then I can get rid of the walker and go to using the canes.    OK now off to blogs.   Hugs

July 26, 2017

Me and my surgeon

Filed under: Health, My Life and Rants — Scottie @ 11:27

This is me pre surgery.   I was so happy I had not yet a hint of what was coming.  I thought it would be cream, strawberries, and sunshine.  🙂  The man with me is the surgeon who is a nice guy and the say one of the best in the area.   As for the surgery it was the best I ever slept through.   His part went grand.  It was the people before, and after him that screwed the pooch and hid in a cave for 18 hours.     Oh you know these days they don’t even remove the dressing for you?  The P.A. had said she did but she left without doing it and told Ron to simple take it off at home.   The staples come out a day before I see anyone?   So who takes them out?   They said just let the P.T. person who comes to help you move parts of your body remove them.  Lucky for me Ron is trained to do it so he will do it I think.   OK off to the start blogs , they have built up while I was gone.   Anyone suggest which blog is holding the jumping conversation give me a link to it please and I will make that the next on my list.  Great hugs and let the party roll.  


July 25, 2017

Physical therapy for all. Going back to bed. Hugs

Filed under: Health, My Life and Rants, Questions — Scottie @ 13:49

I had my second home therapy meeting today.  Ron was at the dentist having a tooth checked on.  The therapist was a cute young guy.  We did our exercises in the kitchen.  Then he had to see how I handled both bathrooms.   So we maneuvered to the bedroom bathroom.  I showed him how I do all that. Then in the bedroom as we were nearing the door to the hallway, he asked me if he could check my staples and the scar.  So I pull down my pants on that side and just as the cute therapist is bent down looking at my butt, Ron comes into the hallway to the bedroom.  Neither of us knew Ron was home.  I laught my scar nearly off at the situation.  🙂  well I am very worn out again and must go back to the recliner to rest and sleep.   Hugs

Image result for cute male physical therapist   cute male therapists.

I am back and the batteries are charging.

Filed under: Health, My Life and Rants — Scottie @ 10:43

I am back.  I had surgery on Friday and the surgery was one of the best I every slept through.  The recovery and time in the hospital could kill a person.    They did try their best too.  One nurse said to me that with what I had endured she would not be anywhere as nice as I was being about it.   I replied to her I knew it was not her fault, she did not cause it and did her best to fix what she could, and what would lashing out at her accomplish, what good would trying to make her miserable do for me?   My humor has returned.  I had no sleep for the two days, and have had to try to sleep in the recliner here at home.  No bed for me for a while yet.  So last night I got a few hours sleep, woke up, took the mandatory get up painfully and pee requirement.   Got back into the recliner and then drifted off to have the adorables get into a fight as to which one would sleep in the chair with me.  Then drift off asleep for the next hour and half to walk up and repeat all of the above.   I am learning how to function on small bursts of sleep.  I will soon be making the rounds to all your grand blogs.  I feel like I have been in a cave and missed the news of everyone.   I can’t wait to talk with you all again.   Hugs

(cartoon by Matt Wuerker)

July 24, 2017

Home. Update

Filed under: Health, My Life and Rants — Scottie @ 09:22

I am home and should begin my real recovery now.   I will do a post on the whole thing later.   The surgery went well however everything went wrong in recovery to the time n the hospital.   They lost the doctor’s order, they lost my med list of what my prior meds were, and no one answered the phone Friday or Saturday until afternoon.   THey kept me in recovery far longer than was planned.  I got a little medication in recovery.  1.5 MG dilaudid.    Remember I take 3 morphine tabs one is 30 MG and the other two are 15 MG.  Three to four times a day.  I also take at home 300 MG Tramadol in 50 MG tabs as I need them.  To top it off I take four 20 MG tabs a day for controlling the muscle spasms which causes pain.  So my doctors orders from two different doctors was to immediately go back to my normal meds.    So from The time I went to the hospital for surgery until 05:00 the next morning I had no medications for pain.  Then they got told to give me my home meds, and the pharmacy said no that is too much meds, but Ron and I fought them.  Then they started to give me one pill at a time and only the morphine’s.   They dragged out giving them to as far as the could on the hours between them according to my home medications list.   My doctor had explained how for me to take them so that they overlap by two to three hours.  The hospital was giving me one morphine, waiting the full 6 hours, then give me a different one and wait again the time and give me the third one.  I explained that was not how it worked but as I couldn’t prove it they refused.   SO more later.  But basically I was going through surgery with no pain medications and suffering narcotics withdrawal.  I will tell you the rest in a few days as I get healed up from the torn muscles and the stomped on toe.   I left the hospital worse than I arrived at it.   🙂   Be well.  Hopefully tomorrow I can do more on this topic.  My posting will be lite because I want to use the time I have between all these things, the up time, time around the exercises, and the home health people, to read the wonderful blogs I have missed.   Hugs

July 18, 2017

But not the people. Who works for whom? Hugs

Filed under: Health, meme, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 10:42

McCain and health care

July 14, 2017

An update and a funny story. Surgery on July 21st. After that I should be on the mend. Hugs

Filed under: Health, My Life and Rants, News — Scottie @ 17:09

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