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Fun in Rochester

Saturday, May 28, 2011      6 comments

After spending the morning car shopping I caught up with CCKELLY3 and we tried on clothes at Rochester's oldest consignment shop. www.secondseasonrocheste Read more

Weekend in NC

Sunday, May 22, 2011      6 comments

My friend Sharon got married this weekend. We blew bubbles at the reception. We roamed around... Read more

Pain versus Suffering

Wednesday, May 18, 2011      13 comments

While stuck at home yesterday I read Jennette Fulda's latest book
ouldnt/dp/1439182027?manifolds-20 www.chocolateandvicodin.
com/ I was s... Read more

Those who can't... ...take pictures of those who can. :-/

Sunday, May 15, 2011      10 comments

I spent this past weekend at a white water kayaking festival in the Adirondacks. The event was a benefit for a local kayaker whose daughter needs one of his kidneys. www.americanwhitewater.o
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Learning Inkscape

Friday, May 13, 2011      6 comments

I had a few extra moments last night and started learning how to render images in scalable vector graphics using the free program Inkscape.
ang=en Here's a pattern I threw together using the sp... Read more


Wednesday, May 11, 2011      25 comments

Today BREWMASTERBILL posed a question to people who hate their scales:
al.asp?blog_id=4224838 I figure you might as well hate your blue jeans for getting tight rat... Read more

Pain Med Use

Sunday, May 08, 2011      6 comments

I'm pretty pleased with my attempts to decrease my post-op use of the pain meds (oxycodone w/APAP 5/325) I've discovered that hot showers and cold ice packs do very well as a first salvo against pain. I've also been sleeping out of my sl... Read more

HOWTO: Make Custom Sugar Free Jello (with pictures)

Saturday, May 07, 2011      9 comments

OK, so by now most of you have figured out that I just got my infraspinatus tendon repaired in my shoulder. I'm interested in helping this thing grow back as fast and strong as it can, because the sooner I'm better the sooner I can be back ... Read more

Sutures out.

Friday, May 06, 2011      7 comments

They weren't very cosmetic, but we know from the other pics that the important part INSIDE the joint is pretty. CARRIE1948 came for a visit and brought a mango, because s... Read more

1st PT session and lazier day

Thursday, May 05, 2011      8 comments

Yesterday I had a bunch of energy and as I mentioned, snuck out for a couple of errands. Today I'm feeling kind of fatigued; perhaps because I'm managing the pain solely with oxycodone (self-administered) and haven't been sleeping as well o... Read more

Pain, Grouchiness, and Exercise

Wednesday, May 04, 2011      12 comments

I've noticed I have a tendency toward no patience and a short temper since the procedure yesterday. It gets worse when I'm in pain. Ice doesn't help much because the dressing is so thick and puffy almost no cold gets in. I get to take the dre... Read more

Infraspinatus info

Wednesday, May 04, 2011      0 comments

I'm collecting information on the muscle I tore. I'll keep the links here. How to Deal with Shoulder Injuries: The Infraspinatus
-the-infraspinatus/ Read more

Um, OK the nerve block is wearing off...

Wednesday, May 04, 2011      4 comments

As of 3:15 am can grip with the right hand now. Joint is beginning to ache a little, deep inside. Took a second oxycodone (the first was around midnight when I was going to bed - they told me to do that so I wouldn't wake up in pain). ... Read more

Pictures - don't look at these while eating!

Tuesday, May 03, 2011      14 comments

What it looked like inside my shoulder: The hole in my infraspinatus. Muscle at top should be down next to the bone at the bottom of the pic. for scale, the pink muscle ... Read more


Tuesday, May 03, 2011      9 comments

Here I am, waking up from surgery: Here I am, just after getting home: No pain, thanx to the ner... Read more

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