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by TruckerRon
December 26th, 2017, 11:01 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Happy Birthday Ozchrissy
Replies: 10
Views: 198

Re: Happy Birthday Ozchrissy

Wow! Those flashing "Happy Birthdays" are almost as annoying as having people know you've had one, right? So I'll be different and just offer my congratulations for surviving another trip around the sun.

dancehearts
by TruckerRon
December 26th, 2017, 10:58 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: OT-Update on Freckles
Replies: 100
Views: 4022

Re: OT-Update on Freckles

Bob, is that supplemental oxygen being properly humidified? I'm only using a CPAP, but since I got the heated hose and quit having the humidity not make it to the end of the hose* I've avoided my usual winter colds and bronchitis. * Because we really lower the temperature at night during the winter ...
by TruckerRon
December 23rd, 2017, 8:46 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: Good News/Bad News
Replies: 18
Views: 686

Re: Good News/Bad News

So, after getting too busy with work and such, I try to catch up with the news here. In this topic alone I've been scared for Chrissy, learned a new word --"interpenetrate"-- and laughed out loud at the laughter a perfectly good word caused.
by TruckerRon
December 2nd, 2017, 11:34 am
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: o/t the SOB story
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: o/t the SOB story

Home health services in the US include being driven around so you can make it to medical appointments, shopping, hair appointments, etc. I know about it because my wife recently became such a driver! She earns far less than I did as a trucker, but it gives her something positive to do for someone ot...
by TruckerRon
December 1st, 2017, 10:27 am
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: New to ICD recommendations
Replies: 38
Views: 1368

Re: New to ICD recommendations

I didn't have much of a choice to make regarding my CRT-D: Get it or be prepared to have another SCA (or SCD!) the next time my heart threw a bad rhythm. I wonder if your husband's fear is just one of having any sort of surgery. Or is it a fear of having an object implanted in his chest? (Given how ...
by TruckerRon
November 30th, 2017, 11:50 pm
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: Behavior Changes After Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Behavior Changes After Sudden Cardiac Arrest

My first personality change came with my younger brother's SCD in 1973 (he was 17). I had been the brainy introvert while he'd been the outgoing life of the party with at least 5 times as many friends. After his death I went through a series of risky behavior, including some drug experimentation and...
by TruckerRon
November 30th, 2017, 11:40 pm
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: ICD Removal
Replies: 56
Views: 1312

Re: ICD Removal

Getting a CDL and DOT medical card for interstate driving is out of the question if you've ever had an episode of syncope (loss of consciousness due to drop in blood pressure). OTOH, some states will allow you to drive intrastate (strictly within that state's boundaries) -- you just have to find a c...
by TruckerRon
November 29th, 2017, 11:01 am
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: rugby league
Replies: 15
Views: 418

Re: rugby league

Ozchrissy wrote:
November 28th, 2017, 10:43 pm
... And all this is done without protection or padding.
Which is why the injuries in rugby are less disastrous than those in American football. Protection and padding gives the player a false sense of invincibility that leads him to attempt suicidal maneuvers.
punisher
by TruckerRon
November 28th, 2017, 1:51 pm
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: OT: Birthdays
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: OT: Birthdays

Those of us in the witness protection program really don't want to be recognized.
dancee
by TruckerRon
November 28th, 2017, 1:48 pm
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: rugby league
Replies: 15
Views: 418

Re: rugby league

The closest I've come to rugby or cricket was the passages in The Hitchhiker's Guide in which Arthur Dent and his friend Ford Prefect use a time travelling chesterfield sofa, that drops them off in various locations throughout the space – time continuum, including Lord's Cricket Ground.
by TruckerRon
November 28th, 2017, 1:39 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: o/t Can we have a check in??
Replies: 34
Views: 1012

Re: o/t Can we have a check in??

Yep, I'm still here, and probably will be for a while longer. I'm still trying to figure out the changes in our software.
Like, what's that lightning bolt for?
by TruckerRon
November 28th, 2017, 1:35 pm
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: O/T the luck of the Irish
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: O/T the luck of the Irish

Reading of your recent adventures, I'm reminded of Ole and Lena: On his deathbed, Ole confided in Lena: Well darling, you've always been with me, on life's long bumpy ride. Through sickness, hair loss, bankruptcy you've been here by my side. My heart attack and the house burning down that night the ...
by TruckerRon
November 25th, 2017, 8:30 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2018
Topic: OT-Update on Freckles
Replies: 100
Views: 4022

Re: OT-Update on Freckles

I'm not exactly antisocial, but I don't bother to do a lot of online things that some people do, like endlessly sharing things on FB to "prove I care." But I do care about you, Bob, and I hope that as you prepare for that final curtain, that you've indeed "lived a life that's full... and traveled ea...
by TruckerRon
November 22nd, 2017, 11:43 am
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: Purchasing medications online?
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Purchasing medications online?

Ignoring cost for a second, do any of you have experience ordering medications from foreign (i.e., Canadian) websites? Any good / bad stories to tell? No, but I'm aware that ordering anything online has its risks: The product may be bogus. The company may have unsafe (for you!) security on its site...
by TruckerRon
November 17th, 2017, 1:45 pm
Forum: 2017 Forum topics
Topic: OT: News of Great Interest-Sex and SCA
Replies: 12
Views: 351

Re: OT: News of Great Interest-Sex and SCA

This fits, I think:

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