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[#] Sun Jul 24 2022 07:45:25 EDT from Nurb432

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If you can avoid kidney stones, yes, id try to avoid that.  :)

Sat Jul 23 2022 10:21:09 PM EDT from zelgomer
 I've never torn antthing nor had kidney stones, nor arthritis. Here's hoping I never do!

 



[#] Fri Jul 29 2022 17:57:12 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Arthritis is teh sux0r, and the zinc injury might be that. But maybe you're now a sacrificial anode!

[#] Fri Jul 29 2022 19:28:50 EDT from Nurb432

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tho i do wonder.. when im cremated, do they just toss the titanium parts or?



[#] Sat Jul 30 2022 01:01:20 EDT from LadySerenaKitty

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Fri Jul 29 2022 19:28:50 EDT from Nurb432

tho i do wonder.. when im cremated, do they just toss the titanium parts or?



Generally, the remaining family can either choose to keep them, or let the creamation facility send them off for metal recycling.  When my grandpa died, we had his metal bits sent off for recycling.



[#] Sat Jul 30 2022 01:08:20 EDT from LadySerenaKitty

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So .... on Tuesday I was flying down a 2-lane country road in the middle of nowhere at 75mph (speed limit was 70) and then some idiot pulled out in front of me ... at a crazy distance of roughly 200 feets.  I slammed on the brake and punched the horn.  Last night I complained to my mom about the pain and we went to Texas MedClinic in New Braunfels (the one in Selma had a 3 hour wait time, screw that).  Got some high-energy ionizing photons from a roentgenograph and it turns out I broked a bone - distal end of right fifth metatarsal, aka "boxer's fracture" and got a splint.

 

This mewning we went to Baptist Health System Orthopedic Specialty.  Went from a splint to a brace.  The brace has a serial number.  wtf?  A serial number for a temporary medical device?  Anyway, has another appointment in 3 weeks.  I didn't work today, but I wonder if I can work with this thing.  Ah well, I worked for a couple days with an untreated broken paw, I can do it with the brace, right?

 

Why do I sometimes get ragey when I have to slow down while en route?  Because then I have to accelerate back up to speed, and that costs gas, and in case y'all hadn't noticed already, GAS AIN'T CHEAP.



[#] Sat Jul 30 2022 07:43:44 EDT from Nurb432

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Interesting that just the slow down caused the fracture.  Wouldn't think there would be enough force for that.

 

But, thankfully you didnt hit him.. would have been far worse :(              ( i used to drive WAY too much, so i have been in more than one car wreck. Always been the other person's fault, but that is little consolation if you are dead )



[#] Sat Jul 30 2022 11:05:35 EDT from zelgomer

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Went from a splint to a brace.  The brace has a serial number. 
wtf?  A serial number for a temporary medical device?  Anyway, has

I know the ATF wants to crack down on ghost guns but this is ridiculous!

[#] Sat Jul 30 2022 11:06:48 EDT from zelgomer

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2022-07-30 11:43 from Nurb432 <nurb432@uncensored.citadel.org>
Interesting that just the slow down caused the fracture.  Wouldn't
think there would be enough force for that.


I took it that it was punching the horn that did it, hence the "boxer's fracture". She effectived had a boxing match with her steering wheel.

[#] Sat Jul 30 2022 12:26:34 EDT from Nurb432

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Ah I was just thinking the force of slowing down while holding the wheel. But i bet you are right.

People have broken arms and hands by gripping too hard and then an impact, and i have been lucky. its why i always am sure my hands will slip off if im hit, again.

Sat Jul 30 2022 11:06:48 AM EDT from zelgomer
2022-07-30 11:43 from Nurb432 <nurb432@uncensored.citadel.org>
Interesting that just the slow down caused the fracture.  Wouldn't
think there would be enough force for that.


I took it that it was punching the horn that did it, hence the "boxer's fracture". She effectived had a boxing match with her steering wheel.

 



[#] Sat Jul 30 2022 13:45:25 EDT from LadySerenaKitty

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Ya, it was punching the horn button on the wheel that caused the bone break.  Scion xB has good brakes, so I avoided a collision.  Toyota brakes are no joke, they have serious stoppering power.



[#] Sat Jul 30 2022 15:35:16 EDT from Nurb432

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Unrelated to healthy but brakes..

interstate one morning, 2 cars decided to kiss each other right in front of me. We were all doing about 70. hit the brakes.... floor board  ( turned out i popped a line ).. 2 more cars hit and everyone bouncing around the lanes. i got to swerve thru them like a video game.  concrete retaining walls so no where to go.

Still dont know i snaked thru them.....

 

Been neat to see it on camera, afterward.



[#] Thu Aug 04 2022 17:04:39 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I took it that it was punching the horn that did it, hence the
"boxer's fracture". She effectived had a boxing match with her steering

wheel.

Oooooh. My daughter got one of those when she got into a fight with an elliptical exercise machine and lost.

She's no longer a fan of hotel exercise rooms.

[#] Mon Aug 08 2022 07:50:26 EDT from Nurb432

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This weekend either broke or dislocated the large toe metatarsus on the right foot



[#] Mon Aug 08 2022 19:47:17 EDT from Nurb432

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Doctor thinks its an "impact triggered osteoporosis joint event".   xray to verify it wasn't out of socket or broke but they never called back with results.  Got home from blood work after the xray, took some steroids he gave me "in case im right, your can start tomorrow". And a Hydrocodone and Dramamine ( was already throwing up from the pain ) slept 3 hours.. its actually improved.  Still hurts but i dont want to take an axe to it now.

 

This actually hurt worse than when i shattered my radius bone..

I really hope this never happens again....



[#] Wed Aug 10 2022 10:25:32 EDT from Nurb432

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So 3 days of taking prednisone,  you dont feel so well. But its helping the foot, so its a compromise. Lesser of evils i guess. 



[#] Mon Aug 15 2022 19:15:10 EDT from zelgomer

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Where the hell should I post this? I have no idea. Some the rooms here are labeled such that it's difficult to tell where a topic belongs.

Over the past couple of years (hmmm I wonder what that correlation could be?) I've decided to start making a slow but concerted effort to have better disaster preparedness. I'm not ready to go full blown prepper, but I recognized that I have lived most of my life woefully unprepared for even smaller scale disasters. E.g., a spontaneous run on toilet paper could have left me in a rather uncomfortable place except that I happened to have lucked out and just recently opened a new large pack.

Anyway, I thought a good place to start was with my vehicle. If I were stranded because I broke down, then I'm pretty much resigned to waiting on AAA to come pick me up. What if AAA isn't available? What if there's an ice storm and I can't get home? What if there's a mostly peaceful but fiery protest and I decide the best way home is stealthily and on foot? Etc., etc., etc.

I've put together a pretty decent 72-hour get home bag. It's probably not the best, but it's better than nothing. The part I'm struggling with is water.

Do you guys keep water in your vehicle when you're away from home? How do you store it? I figure buying bottled water and keeping it in my hot car for long periods of time is probably not good. I have an empty thermos and a life straw in my bag, but I think I should have ready-to-drink water, too. I just don't know how to best handle the logistics of it.

Suggestions?

[#] Tue Aug 16 2022 13:52:31 EDT from LadySerenaKitty

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Mon Aug 15 2022 19:15:10 EDT from zelgomer
I figure buying bottled water and keeping it in my hot car for long periods of time is probably not good. I have an empty thermos and a life straw in my bag, but I think I should have ready-to-drink water, too. I just don't know how to best handle the logistics of it.

Suggestions?

Plastic water bottles have an expiration date so far in the future that it's almost insane.  April 8799?  God damn!  That's almost like it's a little moar than 6,000 years from now!

 

Bottled water, stored in car?  Just make sure it doesn't get any direct sunlight, so cover it up with something.  Because pesky UV photons, they ruin everything, almost like they're the photon equivalent of social justice incels or something.



[#] Tue Aug 16 2022 14:04:45 EDT from zelgomer

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Plastic water bottles have an expiration date so far in the future
that it's almost insane.  April 8799?  God damn!  That's almost
like it's a little moar than 6,000 years from now!


Lol when you're listing an expiration date over 6000 years from now, it seems kind of farcical to include a month. What, is the plastic going to break down and start leeching into the water in April but not in March? Or does it leech well before then and their model is precise enough to determine it crosses an unhealthy threshold in April?

Anyway, yeah I would keep it out of the UV. Still, I would think the heat can't be good, either.

[#] Sun Aug 28 2022 16:57:01 EDT from darknetuser

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I've put together a pretty decent 72-hour get home bag. It's probably

not the best, but it's better than nothing. The part I'm struggling

with is water.

Do you guys keep water in your vehicle when you're away from home? How

do you store it? I figure buying bottled water and keeping it in my hot

car for long periods of time is probably not good. I have an empty

thermos and a life straw in my bag, but I think I should have
ready-to-drink water, too. I just don't know how to best handle the

logistics of it.

Suggestions?

Workers in this area have used traditional clay containers and skin containers for centuries already. As long as you don't leave it exposed to sunlight, it will last.

The trick with strategic reserves of _whatever_ is to rotate them. FOr example, I have a room full of bottled water at home just in case I have to bug-in.


When you have such reserves, you don't just keep them. You consume the oldest bottle you have in storage and replace it with a new one every now and then, in order to ensure you have no old material in the emergency reserve. This also applies to fuel, foods, medicines...

[#] Sun Aug 28 2022 17:07:04 EDT from Nurb432

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Even if you dont store for emergencies and just to reduce trips to the store, rotation is a good idea.



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