Dr.D.: Hi James.
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changed username to james Dr.D.: Hi James. james: hi, dr. d Dr.D.: Hi Rin. Dr.D.: (I presume) Red: hi Rich Red: hi James james: for some inexplicable reason, the first time i came on, my keystrokes wouldn't get registered james: hi, red Dr.D.: I'm afraid I won't be too talkative tonight--I am in the lab working on an illustration for a poster with a deadline of tomorrow... james: i shan't be on long. that's what happens when you righteous north americans go playing around with time, heh heh Red: oooo art Dr.D.: Art is fun...art is also long. james: i have the artistic ability of a 5 year old. that's pushing it, actually Red: all the purdie colours Dr.D.: I have to finish the roughs, retrace them nicely in ink, scan them all, then arrange them and label them. Red: @ jame, so abstract james: ahhh.. tomorrow... today's greatest timesaver :P Dr.D.: I had nothing but interrupts today. Dr.D.: So I am a bit behind. Dr.D.: I was hoping to go home by 11:00 PM, but I don't think I will make that by a long shot. james: irqs got you down, dr. d? Red: always the way when you have things to get done Dr.D.: I turned the "Universal Rich Locator" pointer on my door to "GO AWAY". Still didn't keep people out. james: lol Red: hehe Dr.D.: I hardly ever have it on that setting. james: you have to fake a general system failure Dr.D.: The interrupts were for other people's system failures. james: maybe you could go around in a blue-screen-of-death costume Dr.D.: Grad student with presentation tomorrow who can't get his QuickTime movies to play on a Wintel machine. james: technology is great, isn't it? james: it's consistent failure to do as advertised keeps people like myself employed Dr.D.: Plus students wanting permits to register for my LEGO robot course. james: oops. its not it's Dr.D.: Only one bit of good news, from yesterday: Dr.D.: My grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a web-based robot course is probably funded. Red: congrats! Dr.D.: I'm now in some budget negotiations with the Program Officer, to try to cut it down a bit.
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changed username to Frances Dr.D.: It means 3 years of 50% support for me if it can all be signed on the dotted line. Red: Hi Aunt Frances Dr.D.: Hi Frances...what's the latest? Frances: Hello all Dr.D.: (I hope everyone got the E-mail I forwarded to the list this morning) Frances: I was at the hospital this afternoon and Richard is now awake Dr.D.: Good! Red: good...how's he feeling Frances: He is fairly comfortable if he doesn't move much but the leg is still very painful james: thanks for the e-mail update Frances: They got him out of bed and on his feet today and he said that it hurt a lot
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changed username to BobS BobS: HI kids BobS: how's the Richard?????? Red: hi Bob BobS: RIN !?!?!?!?!? Red: tis me BobS: yes tis BobS: and how you is?????? Frances: Apparently, the line is that the hip has to be moved lest it heal in unwanted way james: hi bob Red: good BobS: hi james james: how are you? BobS: can believe that Francis......they get everybody up quick here too BobS: fine James BobS: honna get heart zapped again Fri and hopefully it works this time for good BobS: gonna Frances: They spin a good line in the literature about pain control but apparently they don't actually believe it themselves james: zapped? do you have some kind of cardiac arrythmia? BobS: exactly sir BobS: of beat, missed beats, the works Frances: Bob, did the first treatment not work or are 2 treatments required? james: do you have a pacemaker? james: i think we're going to get case's hearing tested Frances: Hello, Erin. Forgive me for being slow on the uptake BobS: first time it worked for 8 days.......now I am on anti arythmia meds and they gonna fit it again Red: not a problem Red: how are you? BobS: doc says no pacemaker for this james james: wow Frances: Tired, anxious. Anxious is my middle name james: that's understandable, frances Frances: Yes, I agree but it is very wearing Red: well hopefully you will get some much needed rest soon james: i'm growing concerned that at almost 20 months case hasn't said a word Frances: Also I am upset about the level of pain control james: not enough, frances?
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changed username to Daniel B Frances: James, does Case react to sounds? Daniel B: hi James! Daniel B: hello Dr.D james: some sounds Daniel B: hello Bob! james: hi dan! Daniel B: Hi Frances! Daniel B: Who is Red? Frances: Hello, Daniel james: i think he may have the same problem i did at his age - my mother says the symptoms are very similar
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changed username to Pamela Frances: And what is that? BobS: YO Daniel james: up late at night, inattentive (i might still exhibit that one) Red: hi Daniel, it's just me (Erin) Daniel B: hi Erin! :) james: well after much arguing with various doctors, it was determined that i had earwax impacting against the eardrum Frances: She's a readhead, daniel james: hence partial hearing
Pamela changed username to Tempest Daniel B: hello Pamela! Frances: redhead Frances: In hiding, daughter? Tempest: sort of - this is my answer to Bob's question about e-mail Daniel B: What is the subject tonight? BobS: ya lady go ti BobS: got it james: and a 20 months, case doesn't even use "mama" or "dada" contextually and he's well behind what every milestone list i've come across says Red: hi Pammie Dr.D.: Hello Pam. BobS: mom gave it to me, but she also gave me update so did not have to bother ya Tempest: hello, little Red james: hi pam Tempest: Hi, Rich Tempest: Hi James Tempest: Hello everyone Dr.D.: Apologies to all in advance: I am working in the lab under a deadline tonight, so I will be a bit taciturn. BobS: hello "teapot" lady.......tempest in a ??????? Tempest: apology accepted Rich james: lol Frances: Why not be reticent, instead Tempest: actually, it's derived from Russell's handle Frances: What is that? Tempest: do you want the backstory? Frances: Yes james: is it long? BobS: yup james: heh heh BobS: well ....we are waiting Tempest: When he started participating in the SCA, Russell needed a name. He had a cloak which was black with a silver lining. Tempest: that gave him the idea Tempest: but he didn't want to use storm, so he came up with Tempest instead Frances: James, does Case react to sound? Did he babble? Tempest: full persona name: Richard Tempest Red: @ Aunt Frances -- mom wanted to know if you would like to do dinner on Wednesday evening? it's probably the best night Tempest: and thus, since Mom and Dad got the really good pun name, we went with Tempest james: frances, he babbles, even more than my wife james: *ducks* Frances: You should! james: lol james: but we're still concerned Tempest: (smacks James on behalf of Miyuki) BobS: have him checked for sure james james: yeah, i have a friend who works with speech pathologists daily in a special needs school, and she was going to suggest to me a few months ago that i have him seen Frances: Erin, there is a possibility that Richard will come home that day in which case I don't think I could james: but she was worried about stepping on my toes or something so never brought it up Red: i will let her know and play it by ear Frances: However, nothing is yet settled, so could I put that on hold? And if I don't get back to her, tell her to call me because my brain is almighty Frances: unsettled Red: i will tell her james: i just stopped reading at "almighty" :P Red: :-) Frances: No it isn't James, it is unmighty right now Daniel B: James: Next meeting (of the Quebec video game collectors' club) is november 22, I will be there and I want to show a demo of your work. BobS: but but FRANCES......think of all the stuff you can do now and Richard won't even know!!!!!!! james: my work? BobS: HAVE FUN james: what have i done? james: you mean my japanese stuff? Frances: Any way, James, get Case a hearing test. james: yes, i think we should. Frances: Bob, it is a good thing that Richard is away for a while. I want to get some walls washed james: i actually wondered several months ago if we shouldn't but this time i'm going to push it. if my wife doesn't like the idea, i'll take matters into my own hands BobS: aw......all work and NO PLAY is bad for ya !!!!!
(BobS groans loudly) Frances: and have that laid on for tomorrow. Also cleaning the upholstery Daniel B: i understand Frances: I have removed everything I can from the living room and it is all in Richard's room right now james: @dan, do you mean my japanese stuff? Daniel B: Well, I will show my own coleco "homework" :P james: you can show my stuff if you like Frances: After that, I may play. james: i just wish there was more Daniel B: I have to go now... sorry but I can't stay more longer tonight! james: dan, i just sent you a yahoo message BobS: well be good Daniel and be careful out there Frances: I was informed today that I need not go to the hospital on Sunday because there are 2 football games on tv Red: take care Daniel james: lol Red: LOL Frances: Goodbye Daniel Tempest: g'nite Daniel Daniel B: bonne nuit a tous! Daniel B: au plaisir de se revoir! Daniel B: a la prochaine! Tempest: sorry I'm inattentive folks - I'm chatting with Russell for a few minutes Daniel B: *poof* Red: i was just about to ask Tempest: well I haven't seen him since Sunday! Tempest: did we dump or is everyone dazed? BobS: well you can't sleep all the time, you have to have your own eyes open !!!!! BobS: dazed Tempest: just checking : ) Tempest: I guess that means I have Sunday off too Red: unless you want to watch football Tempest: think I'll do my errands then because R will be staring at the TV too Frances: I guess so, unless one or both go early. Nah Tempest: let's give ourselves at least one day Mom
moved to room Meeting Place james: ok, i have to go too Tempest: besides, I didn't think early was in your vocabulary : ) Tempest: okay James BobS: be good james Frances: Goodbye James Tempest: g'nite Red: cheers james james: it's going to be like this until you guys play with your clocks again
changed username to Ron Frances: It isn't altho' I'm trying to reform. Have to be aup at *:00 tomorrow james: bye! Ron: From the Laptop - to the airwaves, via the snakepit -into the ether Frances: up at 8:00
james left chat session Red: hi Ron Tempest: good evening, Ron BobS: mister Mitchell Ron: Greetings to all Tempest: Mom, shall I call you from work to ensure you're up? : ) BobS: and to all a good night ?????? Frances: Evening, Ron. What's this about a snakepit? Ron: Oh..... you know.... you've been to a previous incarnation of the snakepit Ron: Hi Frances Tempest: brb Frances: No, I don't think that will be necessary. The alarm woke me on Monday Ron: Using the Toshiba and a wireless net hookup to the basement Ron: How's Rich? BobS: COOL Frances: He is awake today, Ron. Okay when still. Leg very painful when moved BobS: read your emails bud......... Ron: guess things will be a little shaky for a few days Frances: An understatement Ron: yessir... Bob, sir Ron: brb BobS: "brb" heck YA JUST GOT HERE Frances: But he has to get out of bed and try to walk and that is exceedingly unpleasant BobS: no pain.....no gain......that's the pharase BobS: phrase BobS: and the other phrase is...... better him than me Frances: Thanks, Bob. It's true, I guess but this is unpretty Frances: You are right Ron: Don't see any e-mail Bob , only someone who thinks I should take viagra. Red: LOL BobS: you too ????????? Frances: I want you all to know that Richard expected to have a lot of pain BobS: Dr D sent one out Ron: I'm not interested in THAT any more BobS: after conversing w/ Frances Ron: when? Ron: ether is cold out here tonight.......prolly more dense Red: is it more or less than he expected? Frances: and that he accepted it as the tradeoff for getting rid of the hip pain and getting mobile again Ron: Oh yes.s... I saw that one. ok Frances: Erin, I don't know. He said there was a lot of pain, didn't say it was worse than expected Red: ok Tempest: apologies folks - you now have my full attention Ron: well, hey! BobS: hips are painful....had a brother in law get one and he was in pain......... Frances: I expected it too because I have done a lot reading on it but watching it happen is something else BobS: about time Pam Tempest: bear with me Bob -it's been an eventful few days BobS: can buy that Pam BobS: dad gets "disassembled" and "reassembled" BobS: with parts left over....... Tempest: remove a few parts, add a few parts Frances: And I can tell you that I am not sure I would have the courage to undergo such a thing. Tempest: if you were in that position Mom I expect you would find the trade off worth it Ron: amazing, when you consider the nature of the surgery, it's pretty remarkable. Not painless, but remarkable BobS: depends on the pain Frances....and how bad you want it gone
Tempest changed username to Pamela Frances: Well, Ron, they make a big deal about pain control but I think there has a little less than I would like tosee Ron: Mother says hi Frances: Especially today when they got him up BobS: Richard can't be too bad if he is telling you to spend sun elsewhere becasue the races are on Frances: Hi to your mum BobS: HI MUM BobS: miss us do ya??????? Frances: No, football. Eastern and Western Grey Cup finals Ron: well certainly, says she BobS: we can come next year if that be the case Red: I'm going to say goodnight to all (i'm at my brother's and they want to go to bed) Pamela: He's bad enough Bob - but he's not likely to complain too much unless it's really unbearable Ron: good idea BobS: ok tell Erin to come back next week Frances: Good night, Erin
(BobS winks) Red: hehe...i will try Dr.D.: Bye Erin. Red: nite Rich Pamela: okay Rin, i'll talk to you over the weekend (maybe Sunday? : ) BobS: ROIGHT MAT$E Pamela: say hi and send love to everyone Red: nite Aunt Frances send uncle Richard our best Ron: night Red Red: nite Pammie Red: nite Ron Ron: Be good, Red Red: that's no fun Ron Ron: true Red: ;-)
moved to room Meeting Place Pamela: nite Rin Red: nite all.......talk to you soon Pam Frances: And last evening, day 2, he snapped at a nurse when she kept trying to get him to do something too painful to do
changed username to Judy Pamela: Hi Judy
Red left chat session Frances: Hi Judy Judy: hello, all BobS: HI sweetie Ron: Men are outnumbered tonight Pamela: aww, that's so sweet Frances: Pam, aren't they coming to TO on Wed.? Pamela: yes Mom Judy: that is great that Richard is doing well, Frances BobS: even up here Ron BobS: course, if you include mum by you, then we are outnumbered Pamela: you are not outnumbered Ron Ron: counting is not my strong suit Pamela: ; ) Ron: anything after 4 is difficult Frances: Judy, the surgery went well but the recovery is the nasty part
(Ron is thrown out of the window.) Ron: defenestrated again! (shucks) Pamela: tee hee BobS: get that abacus back out Judy: yes but you have to take the good part with the bad, the pain Frances: Ron, I can get to 5 on my one hand - you missing a finger? Pamela: use your thumbs Ron Ron: Ohhhh !! BobS: after all.....thumbs are figits too BobS: digits Pamela: I think you had it right the first time Bob BobS: farn dingers Pamela: I should write a book - My Love Affair with the Backspace Key Frances: We have had quite a discussion on this Judy and I refer you back up the file a way Ron: mine are frozen. the wet coast is uncharacteristically cold BobS: as is the Michigan peninsula Frances: Us too. Cold and wet with a nasty east wind, the last 2 days Pamela: you'll love this Judy - Dad is complaining because they won't let him have his laptop in the hospital Judy: yes, Bob has been letting me know what is being said BobS: but it is REAL cold mid country, allthe artic ari dropping BobS: air Judy: I would too!!! BobS: darn cold it is Judy: we didn't have them when I was in the hospital BobS: and why won't they let him??????? Pamela: the wind came up this evening between the time that we left the hospital and arrived at the parking lot to pick up the car Pamela: it was a chilly walk to the car Pamela: something about electronics screwing up the hospital works - same as cellphones I think Judy: at least you didn't have the storm that we had last night Ron: yes, I hear Michigan got snow in some parts Frances: Not secure, no place for it Pamela: we had fog last night! BobS: like they don't have computers IN the hospital Judy: had to bail out the pond today, was full again Pamela: and by the way Mom, they've put Yorkdale back where it was : ) Frances: Actually, daughter, I think other hospitals have allowed them BobS: have had 5 " of rain in the lst two days Frances: Probably some time this weekend, he will move to a stepdown ward and maybe he can have it there Pamela: yes, we had the rain on Monday night. Made for interesting driving Dr.D.: I hate to be so antisocial tonight...but I need to sign off and go print some stuff out. Pamela: that's okay Rich, we understand Dr.D.: Hang in there, Frances...and tell Richard we are all thinking of him. Ron: DR D. Work is a 4 letter word..... but somebody's gotta do i5t Ron: it Judy: night Dr D Dr.D.: Deadline tomorrow for a figure for a poster to go to New Orleans... Frances: Goodnight, Rich Dr.D.: Bye all. Pamela: nite
Dr.D. left chat session Ron: word deadline should be struck from the language BobS: ok Dr D be good Ron: but there they are Pamela: there, NOW you're outnumbered Ron Ron: :) Ron: neat thought BobS: got it down to one hand eh????? Pamela: certainly different - usually I'm surrounded by testosterone : )
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changed username to Guy B. On DSL Pamela: Hi Guy! Judy: hi, Guy BobS: SEE we are even again BobS: HI Guy Guy B. On DSL: Greetings from SBC YAHOO DSL Ron: good Frances: Ron, I saw the AdamCon photos on the Web. Who were the man and woman in the banquet pictures that I do not recognize Pamela: just have to rub it in, don'tcha Frances: Did that make sense? Ron: Mom, Brother David and his girlfriend Gail Pamela: yes it did Mom BobS: broder and girlfriend Judy: Ron BobS: ya that too Guy B. On DSL: Did everyone receive my e-mail on my new e-mail address on my web page? Judy: 's brother and friend BobS: ya but have to write it down or forget Ron: David and Gail currently in Calgary.they were here for a summer visit Pamela: yes Guy, however I think I accidentally erased it - I had 43 (!) emails tonite Frances: Did I see that she was using a cane? BobS: YES Frances Guy B. On DSL: Well, Dale changed it to the new address and 22 are sitting in there right now. BobS: got med problems Ron: yes, Frances, she has a nerve degeneration disease that has been with her for some time. Cant recall the Ron: name of it, but is something like MS Ron: So she has great difficulty getting around Ron: but - to her credit, she does it Frances: Oh, I'm sorry to hear it Ron: yeah..... it always happens to good people Ron: and she's certainly a good people Frances: Have they been together for long? Ron: about 5 years Ron: She's brought my brother out of his shell Frances: The love of a good woman Ron: yup Ron: that's it Frances: That happened to my brother-in-law , Richard's brother Ron: aha Frances: He was a jerk when we were younger and I could not abide him Frances: but, he found a great wife and wow! BobS: that Erin's mom???? Ron: straightened right up Pamela: other side of the family, Bob BobS: ahso Frances: No, Bob, she is my sister and her problem was her husband BobS: that is my story too...........great wife. and WOW Frances: also a jerk BobS: oh oh Judy: that was nice, dear Ron: Ya got that right Pilgrim! BobS: even got mother in laws blessing..........almost BobS: she is still waiting for the final tally Judy: did Bob tell you he is going in the hospital Friday morning to get put back in tune Frances: Judy, you got him young and trained him well Ron: same op as before? the electric thing? Frances: Yes, he did. Any clue why it didn't take the first time? Judy: that is right, but he is a work in progress Pamela: no, he neglected to mention that little thing Judy BobS: Judy HOLLERED at me too much BobS: same de3al Ron BobS: deal Frances: No he didn't daughter but you were lollygagging somewhere Judy: yes, but this time he has been on meds and hopefully it was stay because of that Ron: well, if'n it has to be done, it has to be done Pamela: excuse me, I do not lollygag Judy: now we have to come up with some calm things to do on Friday , after it is done Frances: Gag lollies, then? BobS: playign kissy face methinks Ron: no rakin leaves Pamela: I was spending some quality time with my hubby Ron: shovellin snow or whatever Pamela: after all, you at least have seen yours in the last 72 hours Ron: understand Pam Judy: he is supposed to take it easy after and that was very difficult last time to keep him calm Pamela: or sort of, anyway : ) BobS: I get "frisky" Pamela: no comment, Bob Ron: me neither Judy: no, wild, as in uptight Frances: What puts him to sleep, Judy? Reading? Ron: the electrical effect? Judy: no Frances: Worried? BobS: must be a electrifying esperience Judy: yes, I think so Frances: Anxious? Ron: Well, I can certainly understand that Judy: should be easier this time you know what to expect Ron: Body's normal electrical impulses have been interfered with, turned upside down Judy: that is true Ron: Settle Robert !! Frances: Was it the actual treatment they made him that way? Or anxiety BobS: no BobS: treaatment I think BobS: '"I" didn't think I was flying high, but Judy did Frances: Isn't it fun, Bob, to sit there and watch us dissect you? BobS: me, I was sore as heck.....like I got kicked in the chest BobS: oh well BobS: me ol' body is falling apart Pamela: I believe it Bob - it can't have been fun Ron: no
(Guy B. On DSL throws a hot potato at BobS.) BobS: not that Guy !!!!!! Guy B. On DSL: Got something better
(Guy B. On DSL gives BobS a can of Diet Coke.) BobS: diet coke Judy: don't throw things at him, he has a bad heart Ron: I'm still pigging out on Halloween chocolate BobS: TANKS Frances: Could you have a sedative afterward? Ron: we only had 15 at the door... and chocolate for 10 times that many Guy B. On DSL: Something cool BobS: why so few?????? Ron: Don't know what Mother was thinking Pamela: send chocolate Ron - i've been craving since last night BobS: youa re in the middle of a housing neighborhood Ron: our neighbourhood runs in cycles...right now everyone is grown up Judy: we ran out , I was digging thrru the house for more candy Frances: It was a lovely warm night here and we had one! BobS: we get the kids imported Ron: (fax Pamela chocolate) Pamela: thank you Ron BobS: halloween is not a canadian highlight???????? Ron: think the powers that be have organized too many events for the kids. trick or treating ain't what it used to be Pamela: don't forget, M & D's neighbourhood is highly orthodox Jewish Frances: Stop by on the way home tomorrow and I can give some Judy: we turned out the light and still had two more come ringing the bell Ron: oh yes...... other friends of mine had 125- 150 in a hour and a half BobS: that IS normal Ron: yup
(Guy B. On DSL gives Pamela a can of Diet Coke.) Frances: It is true it is very Jewish but we are 1 and 1/2 blocks from social housing and there are more and more young families around that are not Jewish Guy B. On DSL: Got some cold ones tonight Ron: Oh well... it's a tough job, but somebody has to eat the left over choc Pamela: pop - fizzzzzzzzzzzzz - ack! BobS: like the dsl speed guy???????? Judy: I didn't count this year but they were lined up around the porch waiting for candy Pamela: Don't shake the can, Guy Frances: and we have never had so few in almost 40 years Guy B. On DSL: No, I wouldn't do that. You did BobS: and the pigs ATE my Junior Mints Ron: really, Frances? Frances: Yes Pamela: I did not! Judy: I only had the one candy bar that Josh gave me in the afternoon BobS: jkljlkj;jll; BobS: still here???? Ron: you are indeed Pamela: jup Frances: Gentlemen, I want, if possible to raise Richard's bed about 4" Pamela: I had a thought about that Mom Frances: It is a mattress on a box spring with the usual 6" screwed into the frame6" legs BobS: goto lumber yard and beg off 4 pieces of 4x6 about 6 inches long each Ron: hmmmm.. Ron: yeah, that'll do it. Ron: most places have that sort of stuff in their cuttings bin Frances: why 4x6 Bob Frances: maybe 4x4? BobS: yes, but 4x6 would be more flatness on the floor BobS: like 6" wide vs 4" wide Ron: must be an American size Bob. I've seen 4x4 but not 4x6 Ron: but then what do I know? Ron: we have 2 x 6 BobS: or 2 pieces 4x4 nailed together Frances: I haven't either Ron but ditto BobS: for 4x8" Ron: well there ya go Ron: (duh?) BobS: want big enough flat area so they won't possible tip off Pamela: d'oh Ron: positioned where? Frances: actually the problem is this - there should be a hole or something in which to set the legs so they won't slide off Pamela: alternative: sleeve which fits over the existing legs with 4" of wood in the bottom that the legs can rest on BobS: 8 pcs 4x4 about 6" long ....... 2each with 2 nailed togeter for 8" flat on floor BobS: place under legs of bed, get a shot, clll me in the mornig Ron: and the bed legs go on top Ron: ok BobS: that works too BobS: just somethign to hodl them together Ron: is the bed against a wall Frances BobS: ok drill resess hoel int them BobS: hole Frances: I'm not sure I can manage a holeNo Pamela: the head of the bed is agains the wall, Ron Frances: that is hole. Frances: there are six legs BobS: unless bed has wheels, it should be ok on 8x6 flat surface area Ron: two more blocks on each piece...(could be 1x2) nailed either side of the bed legs BobS: so now you need 4 more little blocks Ron: stop it from moving right or left BobS: this is getting complicated Pamela: what do you think of the sleeve idea Mom? Frances: yes BobS: who's shirt??????? Frances: a sleeve would be great but what would I usse for it? Pamela: slip over the bed legs - put 4" of wood in the bottom to raise the bed Ron: when you get all this nailed together Frances, send us a picture of it Pamela: (see I told you she never listens to me) Guy B. On DSL: Pam, how did your dad's surgery go? Pamela: it went well Guy but the recovery is proving difficult for everyone Frances: I do Pam but I can't visualize Guy B. On DSL: Going to be a rough one for him? BobS: the patient survived.....but the famile dies BobS: family Pamela: for all of us I think Guy Frances: Yes, Guy. Already is Frances: Quite, Bob Guy B. On DSL: He will do alright. Pamela: he was doped up on painkillers Monday and Tuesday - today was his first coherent day Judy: men do not make good patients BobS: say WHAT ???????? Pamela: actually Judy he makes a very good patient, surprisingly BobS: we are very quiet nice patients Frances: Oh, he will live but perhaps the rest of us won't Ron: yes, basically inside each hospitalized man there is a baby crying to get out BobS: RON you are on our side!!!! Ron: I know BobS: it is not a man or woman thing.....it is a sick person thing Frances: Actually, Ron, he is very stoic about it - certainly not a baby - but moving the leg is ... Judy: it is so hard to be truefull, right Ron? Ron: yes .... dirty job indeed Ron: hurts like hell Frances: And the nurses and physiotherapists are not sympathetic Pamela: well someone has to do it Ron BobS: funny how the professionals don't know what pain is, isn't it ?????????? BobS: would think they never get hurt Judy: they see it every day, he is just one of hundreds
(An Adam tape drive whirs noisily.) Frances: I know that they have to get him moving for the good of the leg and that pain is part of the process
(BobS gives Frances a can of Diet Coke.) BobS: take that too him frances Pamela: isn't it though - I've thought more than once in the last few days that I'd like to chop open some of these nurses and replace some of their parts (particularly their hearts) and see what kind of patients they become Frances: but I think he could be doped up more Judy: and some have more pain than others Ron: I have had both good and bad experiences with our "health professionals" Frances: and I think he is, Judy Pamela: boy, I'm becoming bloodthirsty in my old age Ron: when they're good, they're very very good, but Ron: when they're not, they don't care diddley BobS: health care professionals the world over are that way Ron Judy: me too, some are just the pits and others are great Ron: yup Frances: As I said, they have to do things that are painful, I just think there should be more medication BobS: and/or more compassion somtimes Frances: As I said earlier, he expected pain but went ahead anyway Ron: but you're never fully prepared for it Pamela: at least he has a brighter, pain free future to look forward to Pamela: I think that's what is keeping him going Ron: not that I've have been there all that much...... but once was enough Frances: I am venting some frustration here, people, bear with me Frances: what happened to you Ron Ron: a bit of minor surrgery some years back...... did not respond to the anesthetic (sp??) all that well on the way out Frances: Or was that your Mother Ron: and the nurses weren't particularly responsive Judy: he should be some better tomorrow, the first couple of days are always the worst after any kind of operation, Frances Ron: No.... Mom has nothing but good to say about her experiences Frances: Yes, it will keep on getting better, I know that Pamela: anaesthetic, Ron : ) Ron: Tell Rich we're thinking of him Ron: right GAS Frances: Did the anetshetic not take, Ron, ir did it make you sick Frances: sorry, I am getting slapp happy Pamela: trust me Mom, you got nuthin on Bob ; ) Ron: Felt like I'd been hit by a truck.....recall this world where my ex- seemed like someone I knew from somewhere, Wanted to talk, but couldn't, because the throat wouldn't work....yada yada Ron: it was all perfectly normal....my experience of it was not Pamela: some people react better to anaesthetic than others Ron Ron: and it seemed like somebody should have said something about how I was going to feel when i came to, that's all Guy B. On DSL: Well folks, got to go. I'll see you all next week. Judy: night, Guy Pamela: okay Guy - enjoy your high speed surf BobS: ok Guy.....be good Ron: Guy, you go so fast, you end up meeting yourself in the hall....watch out Guy B. On DSL: Gotcha Ya
Guy B. On DSL left chat session Frances: I have to go too - preferably to bed. Pamela: btw Mom - re: our bitch session on Monday evening? A miracle occurred - I came home tonite and all the dishes have been washed Frances: Good night, Guy Ron: Be well Frances..... look after you as well eh? BobS: MEN are not all bad you know Frances: He could here us all that way? BobS: tell Richard HI from the bunch of us Frances Frances: hear Pamela: I dunno but I'm not complaining Judy: night Frances Pamela: g'nite Mom, I'll talk to you tomorrow evening. Call me when you've rested up Ron: sometimes we are good Frances: I will and Pam or I will keep you posted. I think you can take for granted that the news will good BobS: nite Frances
Frances left chat session Pamela: we know that Ron - there's a reason we keep you guys around Ron: now and then we are useful Judy: yes, we need them Pamela: yes - heavy lifting and bug destroying duties BobS: we are ALWAYS useful Ronald sir BobS: thihnk how lonely you' Judy: and he takes me on cruises BobS: d be if we were not here Pamela: and keeping us warm in the middle of the winter BobS: ya...... see ???????? Ron: :) Pamela: hmm - I'll have to work on the cruise thing Ron: Well, I must go replace a sound card in one of the hospital's 'puters Ron: the slot machine game is supposed to have sound BobS: so you are sending us more yucky weather ron ????? Pamela: in the meantime though, my kitchen is clean and I'm toasty Ron: nothing but blue sky here, my man BobS: good could use it...... Ron: cold air, but sky is blue....nerry a cloud BobS: tomight they said 1 mostly sunny day in the last 16 BobS: that is NOT good Pamela: ick, bob BobS: yes, ICK Ron: somebody needs to push the Arctic air back to the Arctic BobS: seems like it has been raining since Julyh Ron: it's done slipped Pamela: speak harshly to the person who sneezed when drawing the jetstream Ron: exactly Pamela BobS: that the probelm ? Pamela: certainly looks that way! BobS: hospital where ron ? BobS: victoria ? Ron: our Extended Care Unit has a computer club for the residents....put in some volunteer time there a couple times a week Ron: I'm the resident techie Ron: (they are in trouble) Pamela: Bob, are you being admitted on Monday or is this an outpatient procedure? BobS: ok.....got to keep those residents on track Pamela: no comment, Ron Judy: it is Friday and out- patient Ron: yes..... good luck Fri Bob Pamela: sorry, losing track of my days BobS: actually like Thurs night.......7:30 int he AM on Fri Ron: don't let 'em zap ya too hard eh? BobS: try not Ron Judy: very early, have to be there at 7:30 in the morning Pamela: what is it with hospitals and their insistence on ungodly early hours? Dad had to be there at 6:15 am on Monday Ron: yeah...... so I recall Ron: anyway.....we'll see ya's all Ron: next week Ron: Good Lord willin' Pamela: it's positively uncivilized BobS: maybe the early patient gets the worm......er, best care BobS: be good ron Judy: don't know, the registration room isn't even open at that time so he has to check in at emergency Pamela: worms are a whol other ballgame, Bob Ron: CHOCOLATE !! Ron: :) Pamela: no more chocolate Ron Ron: didn't hear that........ poof BobS: get outa that acandy !!!!!!! Pamela: g'nite Ron Ron: nite
Ron left chat session BobS: nite Pamela: well you two, I'd better get some sleep too Pamela: good luck on Friday Bob BobS: thanks Pamela: I'll be thinking of you BobS: we will go too or we will be online and ne4xt to each other Judy: night Ron and Pam, going to sign off myself, talk to you next week Pamela: i have hospitals on the brain BobS: taa taa
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