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Sandra
Perth-ish
Passenger on a blue marble, circling yellow star. Dancer, astronomer, technogeek, coffee lover, pagan, archer.. not necessarily in this order
Interests: archery,scifi,coffee,movies,martial arts,dance,chocolate,babylon 5,astronomy,stargate atlantis,classic movies,good books,stargate sg1,astrophotography,oxygen
Recent Activity
Mr S is very pleased with my recovery, even though I am frustrated. He said I was being to hard on myself, and the fact that I am at what it normally takes 6 months to get to at 3 months shows all the hard work and effort I've put... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Matt the physio has recommended I not use crutches, unless heading somewhere there is a lot of people, then use both of them as a visual cue to people that there is a reason I am walking slowly. He told me I have to learn to trust the new knee.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2017 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Saw Matt, the physio/nicest sadist ever. I can bend my knee to 120 degrees unassisted. I showed him that my left leg, the uninjured one, and the right knee both bent back the same amount. Then I showed him how I could put my feet, sole to sole, with knees... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
A guy made an announcement on an Olympus users page, to not use the Panasonic 100-400 lens, as it would grind and cause metal shavings. I told him we had tried that very lens on 3 different Olympus M43 cameras without any problems. I even got one for my birthday.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Standing around, not walking, makes my knee very painful the next day, more painful than if I had been walking around the same amount of time. Wing and I headed into Camera Electronic, and got my birthday present. We were in the store a little over an hour, most of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2017 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
The past few weeks Wing and I have been doing massive 'spring cleaning', rather like a small version of "The bonfire of the vanities" type. Going through closets/cupboards/bookcases/nooks/corners and sorting, dusting, and throwing a lot out. We have never been the type to keep something just for the sake of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2017 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Turns out the twitching of my leg at night is normal, as there's always nerve damage during the surgery. The feeling of rug burn on one part of my knee is over-sensitized nerves. To get it calmed down, I have to rub it with cold, warm, and textured things at... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2017 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Wing answered the phone the first time, but they were speaking with such heavily accented English, he ended up hanging up. He headed out to his mom's house to check to see why the DVD player wasn't working right. 5 minutes later, the scammers called back. "Hello, I am calling... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2017 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I have pretty much plateaued out with the post-op rehab exercises, and I'm now moving into the harder yards of weights and stationary bicycle. These are needed to get more flexing done, that will get me to 130 degree bend. Worked out on a leg press, and Matt was rather... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
“Evil is evil and will use the weaponry that is available.” Senator Cruz. Exactly! So, stop making guns readily available! All these mass shootings have been done with AR 15s and similar weapons that have NO business in civilian hands. They used to be banned, but thank GOP for letting... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Now that Lightroom has gone subscription only, no longer offering a stand alone, many people are looking for alternatives again. So far, I find AlienSkin Exposure 3, On1 Photo Raw, and Topaz Studio to be the strongest contenders. Exposure 3 and On1 have a feature that Topaz doesn't at this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Although I didn't go backward, not much improvement this week. Discussion was regarding how the skin/scar over the knee was painfully tight when trying to bend it as far as I could, and how the hamstring on the right side of the back of the knee was still stiff. Matt... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
On the left, those who have compassion for the pain I'm in because I followed physios' instructions. On the right, those who want to nag me about doing too much, again. There was a Canon Collective event yesterday, and since the Shelly Jetty is a flat area, easily walked (as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2017 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
My knee always hurts more, and I'm a bit unsteady, the day after appointment with the physiotherapist. He worked in the scar dead center on my knee cap, because the scar is a bit drawn and tight. While he did it, and the rest of yesterday, it felt so much... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2017 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Saw the nurse practitioner first for a quick check. Mostly to make sure I was handling the recuperation. Checked the scar, pronounced it well healed. Then out to the waiting room. Was called in by Dr S. He was quite impressed with my recovery to date. Discussed pain management. All... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Today is the first morning I have gotten up without having taken slow release pain medication before going to bed. I noticed I was more restless last night, as the pain was enough to keep me from sleeping as well as I had been the past few weeks. Also, doing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
It now time to work the scar on my knee. Using a skin moisturizer, I apply it to either side of the scar, and on it. Then I massage down the sides of the scar, pushing it gently to the left, and then to the right, making it shift at... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2017 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Saw Matt today, and I told him what happened to my knee after the last visit. He looked a bit sheepish and said "I guess we were a bit over enthusiastic because of your progress." He listened to what I said happened, and how many days the pain and swelling... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2017 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
The swelling on my knee has gone way down, and the bruised coloring is fading. It's still more painful than it was prior to last Tuesday, but no where near as painful as it was Wednesday through Friday. I was able to do all of the rehab exercises, although I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2017 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
It took a few days, but the bruise showed up on my knee. I really don't think it was Matt's intention to have my knee get swollen, sore, and bruised with that one manipulation, but I will request he not do that one again. Have to go refill two prescriptions.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
But whatever Matt did to my knee on Tuesday, it still effin' hurts! I mean back to what it felt like 3 weeks post op. I slept for shit last night, and when I got up this morning, my knee was very painful and stiff. I've gone from doing 5... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Physio appointment today. Did my knee bend, unassisted, to 104 degrees. Not bad, as I was told the mark we were aiming for was 100 degrees. After some massage, and acupressure treatment, I was able to bend it, unassisted to 108 degrees. I discussed the pain I get on top... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Yes, I know it's beta, and there will be bugs. And we have been asked to submit the bugs. The stand alone loads noticeably faster than v2017. It now can do Panorama stitching. It does line up the images perfectly, and does stitch/merge them. However, it doesn't blend the edges.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2017 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I have Adobe CS5 Extended. I have had it for a long time. I upgraded it from Adobe CS3 Extended. For years, I have been using it without any problems. Although I have CS6E, I use CS5 to tutor those who have it, and to test plug ins to see... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I have 11 Post knee replacement exercises to do every day. The optimum amount would be doing the set 5 times a day. I normally get at least 4 of them done. I have noticed that the first set I do is more for working out the stiffness. It's rather... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at Listening to the Voices in my Head