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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
Babylon 5 Star and Lost Actress Mira Furlan Passes Away Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I had a very exacting and precise examination of my left knee, and its surrounds. Here is the prognosis: S***** has had an MRI scan and orthopaedic review, with the opinion that no surgery is indicated. There are medial meniscal changes as well as knee OA and some signs of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2021 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I made it. A bit battered, bruised, and dented, but I made it. I keep counting down the days until Drumpf is given his walking papers, but I am worried about what he and his cronies will to to f**k things up before they leave. Yes, he and his crew... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2021 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
There never has been a "War On Christmas". That was pure fiction invented by Right Wing Talking Heads. But here's a reminder of just how many holidays there are in December, all over the world. Buddhism: Bodhi Day: 8 December – Day of Enlightenment, celebrating the day that the historical... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
1: Yes, I have this camera. 2: Yes, I have noticed that it gets hot! 3: Although I have the know-how to do this, I don't have the equipment, nor would I void my warranty by doing this. (but if I had the means and equipment, I would!) Many (aka... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
The osteo-surgeon who did my TRKR three years ago is retired from surgical practice, so he referred me to Dr C. to see what's to be done with my left knee. I got some good news and some bad news. Good news is I don't have to go under the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I have noticed some improvement, although Mr S said he hoped for more. Because he's retired from the surgical practice, he has referred me to another osteo surgeon. Yanno, I am not looking forward to this, to have yet another doctor presume that I must be stuffing my face with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
It's been a week since I had the cortisone injection. The pain level from the injection itself have faded. I tried wearing one of my knee braces yesterday, but to say it was uncomfortable would be an understatement. I tried wearing my replacement Donjoy brace. It's a bit too big,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Vanity is 'slaying the grey' (aka dying your hair) so you can preen in front of a mirror. Self-Esteem is slaying the grey so you don't cringe or feel dread passing by a reflective surface. A little ‘self care’ goes a long way. Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Tomorrow, I go for my ultrasound guided injection into my left knee joint. Because right now, even icing and pain meds are working. If fewking HURTS. Even keeping my leg in the knee brace isn't helping. Move the leg, sharp stabbing pain, don't move the leg, continuous low level throbbing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
When I have the brace on, and leg propped up, I get nagged by Loki, and like most cats, he using his paws (and the very tip of his claws) to get my attention. Then there's the nipping. He gets a bit 'bitey' when he doesn't get what he wants,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
It goes to mid-thigh, instead of almost into the groin, to mid-calf, with one of the straps above the shelf of the calf, so it can be secured into place. It has a lockable hinge, which has it's good point and it bad. The Good: It keeps my knee from... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Didn't sleep well. No matter what position I got in, the pain in my knee would wake me up. So, I was cranky from being tired. I had laid out my clothes last night, and quickly got cleaned up and dressed, and ready to go. I got the scaffold, and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Saw Simon the Sadist today. Remedial massage on thigh, and checked how mobile the knee is. It's like this; I can bed it 130 degrees without any issue. No pain no worry. But straightening it out made me clutch at the edges of the exam table, digging my fingers into... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Saw Jase, the podiatrist. A rather wasted appointment, because until I get my knee seen to, not much can be done regarding it. Ah, the knee: Jase at least gave me the skinny on my knee. I have a meniscal flap tear. Loki, in a freaky accident, landed just right... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I ordered another knee brace, one that is mid-thigh to mid-calf, rather than from upper thigh to ankle scaffold. It arrived today... and it wasn't quite the one I thought/saw it would be. Oh well, at least it is serviceable. My only issue is I can't have both front and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
The nights of little or un-restful sleep caught up with me. I was sitting in office chair, scaffolded leg propped up. Loki came up for a snuggle, and I tipped back the chair, propped my other leg up on the footstool, for him to be able to 'swarm' up on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I am getting fed up with all the pissing contests, the one upmanships people see to have to do, and humble-bragging on Facebook. Fucking sick of the games, the attempts at making cliques to belittle and insult someone. I had enough of that crap when I was in high school,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
MRI results. It's not patella tendinitis. Loki managed to damage some of the remaining meniscus. Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Less than two days. My Medical Mutiny (wearing smaller knee brace vs the upper thigh to ankle brace) is over. Knee hurts like hell, so put the scaffold back on. Keeping it totally straight, Zero degree bend is needed. (insert many swear words here) Pardon me while I go have... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
But right now, I have a bit of leaking around my eyelids. If someone has chronic pain, and they tell you it's ok... they hurt. If someone has chronic pain, and says it's hurt, you can bet your bottom dollar it f**king hurts like hell. I don't like taking pain... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
First night of trying to sleep (emphasis on trying) with the scaffold (high thigh to ankle brace) on my leg. I don't sleep well on my back, but am being forced to. If I had a reclining chair, that would work, but we don't have one. I stack pillows so... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Good News: Left knee is no worse than it was last week. Bad News: Left knee is no better than it was last week. *sigh* Dr S has scheduled an MRI for the left knee, and x-ray of right knee, as it's been three years since I've had the hardware... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Hayden The Hardliner (physio) told me the pain would lessen. Really? When? I have been gritting my teeth, and clenching my right hand so hard I leave little crescents in my palm when I do the heel slides. (Lay flat on my back, foot flat on surface, and slide it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
To reduce the swelling under the kneecap, I have to use an icepack, at least three times a day. 20 minutes a pop. It helps with the swelling, and subsequently the pain, but would leave me feeling chilled. Only took me three days to think up 'Hey, use the wheatbag... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head