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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

All went VERY smoothly today...my one complaint is that all that gas they pumped into me won't GO anywhere so it sits in my belly making me cross. BUT the good part about that is that ache in my gut totally kills my appetite...lol. Just sipping along on water...feel so PARCHED!

Did a little bit of walking about as we stopped to pick up my pain rx, went into the store and walked about while waiting. Just taking it very s...l...o...w and easy.

Now, what DVD shall I catch up with? Man On Wire?


A VERY inspirational documentary about a FASCINATING man. Recently heard an interview with him on NPR and he is still an active wirewalker, says it is in his blood and it would like dying if he could no longer do this. His addiction to wirewalking reminded me of all of us Sparkie's collective addiction to working out...lol!

"James Marsh's dazzling, invigorating documentary MAN ON WIRE tells the story of a truly inspiring figure. In the early 1970s, a fiery young Frenchman named Philippe Petit wanted to shake up the world. When he saw the World Trade Center being built in New York City, he found his mission. Petit was a trained high wire walker, and his goal was to set up a wire between the two towers and give the world a show it could never have expected. As is often the case with these endeavors, the actual high-wire walking was the easiest part of the plan. For nearly seven years, Petit worked on the project, recruiting associates who supported him every step of the way. Finally, after eight months in New York, the day came when Petit and his cronies jumped into action. This wasn't easy. They had to find a way to sneak past security and make their way to the top of the towers with heavy equipment, at which point they had to battle the elements to install the wire. After many close scares, the time came for Petit to realize his dream--and the rest, as they say, is history. Marsh crafts MAN ON WIRE like a heist film, presenting rare and fascinating footage of the actual event alongside flawless reenactments and modern-day interviews with the participants. The result is an immersive, emotionally gratifying motion picture, made all the more stimulating by Michael Nyman's electrifying score."

I'll get back to you and let you know if it lives up to the hype.

BTW this past weekend my DW & I saw Duplicity with Julia Roberts and Clive Owen...BORING! Definitely did NOT live up to the advertising. Clive also bombed in The International...not a good run for him.

See you 'round everyone and thank you thank you THANK YOU for all of your wonderful support!

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    Glad to hear things went well! :)
    3256 days ago
    YAY Don! Glad to see all went well. And just because I'd walk for you ahead of time doesn't mean for you to not walk! LOL, so yes, the others are right...you need to walk, walk, walk. Do lots of mini walks, not just one long one, to get all those sneaky little gas bubbles moving around and out. They like to stay in joints as well, so while sitting, raise your arm up towards the ceiling and then the other arm. Also, roll your neck and shoulders, as gas bubbles have a tendency to travel upwards. Good luck babe!
    3257 days ago
    So glad all went well. Rest. Take it easy.
    3258 days ago
    awesome! glad to hear you're home and feeling reasonably well!
    3258 days ago
    Yep - walking will help that gas go down, but take it easy and be sure you don't get going too fast! I don't want you to feel dizzy & maybe fall!

    I take it they did the surgery with a scope? You'll be feeling back to your old self in no time - glad everything went smoothly and you're home safe & sound.

    3258 days ago
    Like I said before... walk walk walk walk... that is the only way to get the gas to absorb... walk walk walk walk. Glad the rest went smoothly...so walk walk walk walk...


    3258 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    I'm NOT a JR fan, as I think she is so over-rated, so I won't be watching Duplicity. I did see her in The Mexican, because I love Brad Pitt.
    Glad everything went well for you~~!!! emoticon
    I will have my son get MAN ON A WIRE on the internet and I'll watch it. He can find everything. emoticon
    3258 days ago
    You gotta love the gas........but walking will help it pass more quickly! Glad to hear the surgery went well. Hope you continue to feel well!
    3258 days ago
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