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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #30 on: September 19, 2016, 03:23 AM »
@Untidy Shop  Now I see the ramp, I feeel much better about your welfare.  A gentle pitch.  I don't know the weight distribution of your mower.  The mower i had my experience with was one of the earliest models.  I should have known better as I had already had experiences with it tipping back on steep lawn slopes a couple of times.  The mower I have now (the one in the picture)is much heavier.  The deck is way heavier.  I have tried to tip it up on a couple of very steep slopes with out success.  I still will not try running it up a ramp to my truck. 500+/-#'s  I could handle with a good flow of adrenalin.  1200#'s, not so much.

BTW: A very nice job on the ramp. I like that you put the sloping boards croswise for better traction. Do you have a smoth transition from ground to the lip of the ramp so the front of the mower does not bounce as it starts up the incline?
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Re: hospital technology/ramp technology.
« Reply #31 on: September 19, 2016, 03:42 AM »
@Tinker
Thanks for your comments regarding the ramp. Yes there is a smooth transition to the ground, assisted by some pavers before the grass commences. For more ramp details you might want to visit- http://festoolownersgroup.com/member-projects/building-for-a-future-need-a-deck-ramp/msg476448/?topicseen#msg476448

Regarding the mower and mower ramps. One of the dealer's mechanics just collected it for a 100hrs service. Based on your experiences, if you had been here, the two of us would have held our breath as he drove it up some high ramps to the back of the ute tray. Both front anti scouring wheels rotated as the deck front edge just cleared the tray lip!  [eek]
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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #32 on: September 19, 2016, 08:40 AM »
@Untidy Shop   It always amazes me to realize how many workers around machinery have no idea about certain laws of physics.  I cringe even when seeing a worker park a truck uphill on a slope, put down ramps and try to drive even a walk behind machine up those ramps that are starting at the bottom already from a steep incline.
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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #33 on: September 19, 2016, 10:18 AM »
Tinker, do these mowers have a reverse gear? If so, couldn't you go up a ramp in reverse with no risk of tipping over?

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« Reply #34 on: September 19, 2016, 10:42 AM »
They are ZERO TURN.  They can go forward, backward and spin 360º.  The problem with backing up a ramp, or hillside is the the drive wheels are in the back.  If the mower deck is mid mount or front mount, backing up becomes a problem if the drive wheels are upside.  Of course, @Untidy Shop, that would be no problem.  Everything is downside up in Oz anyhow.  My mower has a 61" deck and weighs about 200#'s.  The entire mower is a little over 1200#'s.  That takes a lot of traction to pull so much weight.  My old mower that tipped back on me years ago was around 500 to 600#'s with a much lighter deck.  That mower tipped back often but had a bracket that kept it from going all the way.  When i tipped it onto me, that bracket fit between the two ramps.  UGH! [scared]  the mower I have now, I have tried tipping over backwards on open hill sides with total stability.  It is so heavy that i have to be careful in going downhill frontwards.  When i "parked on the man's car, I had weights on front of the mower to hold front end down when using my leaf vacuum system. I had just removed the vac syatem 30 minutes before. The grass was wet.  A very bad combination. I have not made the same mistook again.
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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #35 on: September 19, 2016, 12:12 PM »
I don't really understand what you said...I know nothing about powered mowers. Don't waste your time trying to explain it to me.

I just hope you continue to stay active and avoid serious injury.

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« Reply #36 on: September 19, 2016, 12:32 PM »
I don't really understand what you said...I know nothing about powered mowers. Don't waste your time trying to explain it to me.

I just hope you continue to stay active and avoid serious injury.

@Michael Kellough

Just to give you a slight inkling.  [smile]


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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #37 on: September 19, 2016, 01:39 PM »
The problem with backing up a ramp, or hillside is the the drive wheels are in the back.  If the mower deck is mid mount or front mount, backing up becomes a problem if the drive wheels are upside. 

That's funny @Tinker...because when I was growing up, I had the exact opposite problem. My dad purchased a new riding mower to help ease my pain of having to mow weekly, a 2 acre yard with a 19 inch self-propelled walk behind mower. He purchased a front wheel drive model with a front mounted, 3-blade mower deck. The combination of a front mounted deck with front wheel drive prevented me from going up any hill forwards because of insufficient traction. I had to attack every hill in reverse, and if the hill was too steep, the lawnmower would start to wheelie and lift the rear wheels off the ground, but they were the ones that steered the contraption.  [eek]

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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #38 on: September 19, 2016, 02:14 PM »
Untidy, that Cox looks pretty handy, and swift.
Almost makes me wish I had a lawn.

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Re: hospital technology/the end at last.
« Reply #39 on: October 07, 2016, 01:40 AM »
Good News Regarding My Hammer Toe Operation.
After five weeks the wire was removed today.

Bad News Regarding My Hammer Toe Operation.
I have been cleared for 'normal' activities.  [eek] [eek] [smile]

Interesting, that instead of some high tech surgical 'thing a me jig', my surgeon used a cheep pair of pliers; the sort you find at the $2 Shop or Aldi!  [eek]
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Re: hospital technology/the end at last.
« Reply #40 on: October 07, 2016, 03:38 AM »
Good News Regarding My Hammer Toe Operation.
After five weeks the wire was removed today.

Bad News Regarding My Hammer Toe Operation.
I have been cleared for 'normal' activities.
  [eek] [eek] [smile]

Interesting, that instead of some high tech surgical 'thing a me jig', my surgeon used a cheep pair of pliers; the sort you find at the $2 Shop or Aldi!  [eek]


@ Untidy Shop, I recently took a forced vacation after a slight heart attack.  After a week out of the hospital, my regular MD told me i could go back to normal activities.  I replied "Just because I look a little older does not mean i don't believe i am only 39.  You better check on what my normal activities consist of."  When my cardiac MD told me i could go back to work, he knew what my "normal activities" consisted of.  One of his best friends, who is also one of my favorite customers, is a cardiac specialist and also his boss.  He was well clued in to the fact they should have been looking at my head.  Any how, i am back to work and enjoying every minute of it.
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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #41 on: October 08, 2016, 03:33 AM »
Thanks for you support here @Tinker. Trust your ticker is now giving you good health.

And Oh, how right you were about 'normal' activities.

My surgeon said that the toe would remain a bit swollen for 1-2 months. What he didn't tell me was that all that bandaging of the foot he had just removed had prevented the foot from swelling. Could hardly put the work boot on this morning [AEST]. Persevered though, did a little walking but mostly mowing. Will see what tomorrow brings. Supposed to return to work on Wed in Timber sales. Will see!

Beautiful day for mowing, first in many months due to the record rain we have had. There are even patches of our sloping land that I cannot mow due to long forgotten spring weeps. Lots of major flooding in the States of Sth Australia, Victoria, and New South Wales this Winter.

Now resting with foot elevated and thinking of a Saturday evening Shiraz in a few minutes. Probably not good for the foot, but will be for the pain! [smile]
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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #42 on: October 08, 2016, 04:59 AM »
@ Untidy Shop sometimes, the docs just look at us and think we act our age, even with impediments that slow other (smarter) people down to a life of observing from a sitting position.  That is not for me and I see it's not yur cup-o-tea either.  When i had a bunch of scrap iron put into my neck a few years ago, the doc told me the same thing about I could back to normal activities the next day after the operation.  When my wife picked me up from the hospital, it was snowing.  I insistef the doc had told me I could 'go back to normal every day activities right away.

We had a big explosion and Wife called daughter >>> daughter called doctor and read riot act >>> I was grounded for a month.   This time, The Boss was with me both times the docs told me I could go back to "normal activities".  She was a witness.  The first doc who gave me the go a-head I ust explained what I would be doing and he decided to let the cardiologist tell me when i could get back to work. I did do a lot of walking, probably more than they might have expected. Now at Rehab, they put me on all sorts of machines and I push to my limits on each one. 

Yesterday, a male nurse (or intern) told me I am half way thru the rehab process and he will be writing a report to give to me and my MD about my progress.  I told him that since he was going to write the report, it would be only fair if I wrote a report on all of them.  We both laughed. He laughed because I don't think he realized I am going to write a report. I laughed because I realized i just might write a report.  (certainly NOT a bad report)  I'm working on it. 

All thru the process, I have been having fun with all of the cardiac department. 

@ Untidy Shop I am sad to know your toe is still giving you problems, but i am it is not stopping you completely. Just keep plugging.  I think it is fortunate that you walk upside down in Oz.
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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #43 on: October 25, 2016, 08:33 AM »

Just when things were getting back to normal after my toe op, I woke up this morning with what was later diagnosed this afternoon as a torn Retina in my left eye. Very little eyesight in that eye at the moment. Specialist says however that prognoses is good. Operation tomorrow afternoon which involves laser welding. Then around two weeks recovery.
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« Reply #44 on: October 25, 2016, 03:32 PM »

Just when things were getting back to normal after my toe op, I woke up this morning with what was later diagnosed this afternoon as a torn Retina in my left eye. Very little eyesight in that eye at the moment. Specialist says however that prognoses is good. Operation tomorrow afternoon which involves laser welding. Then around two weeks recovery.

@Untidy Shop, I'm sorry to hear that.  Can you still drive your mower?  and up the ramp? 
Will the doc wear a good welding helmet when he does that welding?
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« Reply #45 on: October 25, 2016, 04:30 PM »
Thanks @Tinker , re mowing do not know. This is my good eye so a but worried. Distorted vision in my right eye since a bleed 30 years ago. Anyway doc was reassuring, time will tell.
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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #46 on: October 26, 2016, 03:03 AM »
Unntidy, I know the feeling of "good eye:bad eye".  I have been crosseted for all my life.  with my good eye, i have great vision.  With my bad eye, i have some serious vision problems.  I can see with the eye, but have no idea of depth perception with it.  If i get something in my good eye to upset the vision, I get very worried.  At twelve, I was operated on to straighten the eyes, but even tho partially corrected, I ended up with double vision.  I live with it, but do worry when something bothers the good eye.  I am sure your doc is giving you good info and you will be fine.  Just do as he tells you.  I know you will push the envelope from what you have told us about your toe.  Take it easy with the eye.  Keep us posted.
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Re: hospital technology/eye recovery
« Reply #47 on: November 02, 2016, 12:07 AM »
Well enough of the FOG [not really [smile]], Facebook and endless Podcasts and audio books!  [eek] Some depth perception is returning this morning, so it's down to the Untidy Shop for a few hours and a few 'light weight' activities.

So I completed -

. some tidying up, naturally.

. cutting in the edge strip on the new FSK 420 rail; glad the new HK55
  actually turned on/worked!  [smile]

. removed the bowed top from an old mass produced side table, cut out the bend with TS55 and rail, re- mortised with 4mm dominos, glued and clamped.

. counted fingers and thumbs. [eek]  All correct!   [smile]

Yes measuring was a challenge, even in metric!  [smile] Ended up cross checking steal ruler with adjustable square.

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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #48 on: November 02, 2016, 03:26 AM »
@Untidy Shop,
I'm glad to see you are taking it real easy.

Well enough of the FOG [not really [smile]], Facebook and endless Podcasts and audio books!  [eek] Some depth perception is returning this morning, so it's down to the Untidy Shop for a few hours and a few 'light weight' activities.

So I completed -

. some tidying up, naturally.

. cutting in the edge strip on the new FSK 420 rail; glad the new HK55
  actually turned on/worked!  [smile]

. removed the bowed top from an old mass produced side table, cut out the bend with TS55 and rail, re- mortised with 4mm dominos, glued and clamped.

. counted fingers and thumbs. [eek]  All correct!   [smile]

Yes measuring was a challenge, even in metric!  [smile] Ended up cross checking steal ruler with adjustable square.



You say your depth perception is returning.  I read by that you have already had the repair.  That is great news.
Will you end up with totally normal vision eventually?

Tinker

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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #49 on: November 02, 2016, 11:23 PM »
Yes @Tinker , I had the op on Oct 26th. One of  those where you are slightly sedated and with BBlocker in the eye, and where you hear  and see most of what is going great on!  [eek]

Just  back from the Surgeon's rooms now. He has 'approved' mowing and other 'light' work. Still not to drive a car until more peripheral vision returns. Back to the TY/Hardware employment on  October 12th but with a 10kilo lifting limit for another week.

Thanks again for your words of support.  👍😇😀
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Re: hospital technology/now the other eye.
« Reply #50 on: November 24, 2016, 05:08 AM »
Went to the eye surgeon for the one month review of my left eye following Retina re attachment surgery. Got him to check the right eye as I had noted an increase in spider webs. He found tearing and will operate next week. [eek]

At least this one was found before Retina seperation. If the overall eye sight improvement matches that so far experienced with my left eye, I will be very happy. Just got to go through the same surgery and recovery processes.

Certainly appreciate my surgeons skill and those who pioneered the use of surgical laser instruments.

And just  when I was getting back to using the Festools?    [sad]
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« Reply #51 on: November 24, 2016, 09:38 AM »
Went to the eye surgeon for the one month review of my left eye following Retina re attachment surgery. Got him to check the right eye as I had noted an increase in spider webs. He found tearing and will operate next week. [eek]

At least this one was found before Retina seperation. If the overall eye sight improvement matches that so far experienced with my left eye, I will be very happy. Just got to go through the same surgery and recovery processes.

Certainly appreciate my surgeons skill and those who pioneered the use of surgical laser instruments.

And just  when I was getting back to using the Festools?    [sad]

I had a very good friend (no longer with us) who had all sorts  of health problems.  His attitude was: "life's a .  and then it gets worse."  His sence of humor always prevailed no matter what.

I pick up from your @Untidy Shop posts that you are keeping a positive outlook to all that is happening.  Sorry to hear all the rest, but keep the  positive attitude.  It is amazing how much surgery has progressed in the last 50 years or so.  To be able to "sew" a damaged  retina and expect to even see anything after is a miracle.  You will be able to see, probably better than ever when all is healed. 

I just completed my cardiac rehab.  As I was leaving, for hopefully, the  last time, I was talking with a couple of the  nurses.  First, i told them i was very glad to be leaving them.  I had been giving all of the personnel a hard time thruout.  They knew, by then, about my sense of humor and knew better than to be insulted.  I finally told them I had actually enjoyed my rehab. Especially since some of them had even laughed at some of my stories and jokes.  I also mentioned I hoped they had been laughing WITH me and not AT me.  We all got a good laugh and I was on my way.

I think you are just getting started with your upcoming season of mowing.  Good for you.  In about two weeks I should have all of my lawns tucked in for the winter and will proceed with my "snow dances".  The Boss would like it if I quit all of my work until I remind her i would be around ALL THE TIME.  That quiets all complaining.

Take care, my friend
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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #52 on: November 24, 2016, 10:20 AM »
Stephen,

I am sorry that you are having to go thru this again.  I am glad that your repaired eye is doing well and that your other eye has been diagnosed before it became worse.  I am glad to see you able to post here with your usual class.

Wayne,

You are like the Everyready Bunny.  Glad you are recovering well and glad to see the silence quieted.  Love to read your stories as do others.  In fact, in your down time, or less active time, you will find that a member enjoyed your stories so much that he set up a different thread devoted to just your stories.  Search my friend and ...

Thankful for both of you and your contributions.

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« Reply #53 on: November 24, 2016, 03:30 PM »
Stephen,

I am sorry that you are having to go thru this again.  I am glad that your repaired eye is doing well and that your other eye has been diagnosed before it became worse.  I am glad to see you able to post here with your usual class.

Wayne,

You are like the Everyready Bunny.  Glad you are recovering well and glad to see the silence quieted.  Love to read your stories as do others.  In fact, in your down time, or less active time, you will find that a member enjoyed your stories so much that he set up a different thread devoted to just your stories.  Search my friend and ...

Thankful for both of you and your contributions.

Peter

@Peter Halle,
Thanks for the heads up.  I found the thread started by RMW titled "Tinker's Tales"  I have written a reply there.  Y'all know how i hate writing long replies, so i am economizing by ending this reply to  save energy. [wink]  Also, my replies within this thread have been meant to encourage @Untidy Shop.
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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #54 on: November 24, 2016, 06:15 PM »
Thank you Peter and Wayne.

It is interesting to reflect that in this age of the internet and Social Media, one can be provided with cheer  and support from those we have never met and that are living so far from here.

Since the surgeon OK'd me for 'normal' activities after the first op, one task I have been enjoying was the use of my HK55 in constructing a deck extension. Fortunately the increased speed and accuracy provided by this resent purchase has meant that the stump, bearer and joist work for one section is complete and the project can safely lay dormant for 2-3 weeks.

There you go, Festool to the rescue again! Faster-Easier-Better [big grin]

@Tinker  @Peter Halle

Wayne, please read Tinkers Tales thread.  [smile]
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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #55 on: November 25, 2016, 04:00 AM »
Last evening, we had our Thanksgiving dinner @ The Tinker household.  Besides my dear wife, Brigitte, our daughter, Andrea had helped with preparations nearly all day.  Our grandson attended and cme in his new Jeep somewhat used but already his tires have been expaaaannnnnded from standard size to 4 or 5 sizes larger. Our son, David came along with his newest (and we think best) girl friend along with her two lovely daughters.  the youngest is probably 10 or 11 yrs old.  The oldest daughter is probably about 19 and starting her second year of college.  She is very excited about her assignment for next year.  She is going to spend a semester in Downunder Oz.  I did give her the advice that she will definitely need to learn to walk upside down before she gets there.  She will be going somewhere in Queensland area. Not only will she have to walk upside down, but she will probably come home talking strange as well.   [wink] Oh well, she's very excited and i did manage to let her know I am excited for her as well.

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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #56 on: November 25, 2016, 05:47 AM »
Hi again Wayne,
The young women you mention might need this guide - https://thingsaussieslike.wordpress.com/speaking-aussie-style-2/

However her generation may find very little difference in the vanacular, at least in the cities. But we 'further' down south refer to Queensland as the Deep North, just as someone say in New York might refer to some Southern States as the Deep South. So she will find the accent even in Brisbane is broader than say in Melbourne, Adelaide or even Sydney.

The traditional Adelaide accent can sound very 'proper' and British. Sydeney and Melbourne due to cultural diversity are more cosmopolitan in accent. Northern Queensland, particularly away from cities such as Cairns is more like 'Crockodile Dundee'.  [big grin]

Hope she has a great time. Is she attending Uni in Brisbane, Cairns or Cooktown? Cairns and Cooktown, being close to the Barrier Reef are centres for Marine Research.

And walking upside down is normal. Just track the sun and all will be fine.  [smile]

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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #57 on: November 26, 2016, 03:36 AM »
Hi again Wayne,
The young women you mention might need this guide - https://thingsaussieslike.wordpress.com/speaking-aussie-style-2/

However her generation may find very little difference in the vanacular, at least in the cities. But we 'further' down south refer to Queensland as the Deep North, just as someone say in New York might refer to some Southern States as the Deep South. So she will find the accent even in Brisbane is broader than say in Melbourne, Adelaide or even Sydney.

The traditional Adelaide accent can sound very 'proper' and British. Sydeney and Melbourne due to cultural diversity are more cosmopolitan in accent. Northern Queensland, particularly away from cities such as Cairns is more like 'Crockodile Dundee'.  [big grin]

Hope she has a great time. Is she attending Uni in Brisbane, Cairns or Cooktown? Cairns and Cooktown, being close to the Barrier Reef are centres for Marine Research.

And walking upside down is normal. Just track the sun and all will be fine.  [smile]

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@Untidy Shop, Thanks for the info.  I have forwarded your post to the young lady. I am sure she will put to good use. 

I did get a chance to glance over the website you supplied as well. i'll probably get more chance today as I expect to get rained out on the yard work. It is always interesting to find so much variation to language from one area to another within a same country. I am not a linguist by any means, but the differences can be fasinating.
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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #58 on: November 26, 2016, 07:08 PM »
Hi again Wayne,

The traditional Adelaide accent can sound very 'proper' and British. Sydeney and Melbourne due to cultural diversity are more cosmopolitan in accent. Northern Queensland, particularly away from cities such as Cairns is more like 'Crockodile Dundee'.  [big grin]

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Just to think that we have not paid much attention to the rabbit proof fence over here and Perth not to even get a holler from our neighbors in the East...

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Re: hospital technology/linguistics
« Reply #59 on: November 26, 2016, 07:38 PM »
Hi again Wayne,

The traditional Adelaide accent can sound very 'proper' and British. Sydeney and Melbourne due to cultural diversity are more cosmopolitan in accent. Northern Queensland, particularly away from cities such as Cairns is more like 'Crockodile Dundee'.  [big grin]

@Tinker

Just to think that we have not paid much attention to the rabbit proof fence over here and Perth not to even get a holler from our neighbors in the East...


 [not worthy] [oops]

But it begs the question; what language do you guys speak over there?! [eek] [big grin]

@Xoncention @Tinker

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