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Offline Untidy Shop

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hospital technology
« on: September 01, 2016, 01:48 AM »
Here I am in a brand new hospital using an over head bedside interactive screen.Thought I would check the FOG, and here I am even making a post.  [big grin]

Just had corretive surgery to a hammer toe. No pain yet,   [eek] but only out of recovery about an hour ago.

Wonder if my surgeon used a Festool Drill for the wire insert?  [tongue]  [smile]
« Last Edit: September 01, 2016, 01:51 AM by Untidy Shop »
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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2016, 02:07 AM »
Wishing you a speedy and as far as possible painless recovery!

Sounds like a nice hospital, maybe they used PB Swiss "OPERACE" Equipment? -> http://www.pbswisstools.com/en/medical-instruments-mi/surgical-instruments.html

Kind regards,
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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2016, 02:20 AM »
thanks @six-point socket II   Yes more likely the tools you linked.
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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2016, 02:40 AM »
Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Peter
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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2016, 02:44 AM »
I need surgery on a joint in my food .. been putting it off and complaining about it for WAY TOO LONG [embarassed] [sad]

@Untidy Shop I hope yours comes good quickly and with the least pain possible.

Kev.

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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2016, 05:00 AM »
@Untidy Shop

Wishing you a speedy recovery and minimal pain!  I was in our local hospital emergency room last nite and found we too are advanced - we had indoor plumbing with running water and all!  It was an experience.

Best to ya!

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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2016, 03:20 PM »
now ya got time to watch all those festool videos on tube :>D
get well soon bud
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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2016, 03:04 AM »
Thanks all,  for your best wishes and other comments. Now home. Lucky I recently finished a deck ramp.  [smile]

@jobsworth 
Yes it is certainly video catch up time. Must dig up the links from the last FOG video comp too.

@DrD 
To continue the satire, you mean your hospital actually has running water.  [smile] Trust all is well following your visit whether it be for yourself, family member or friend.

@Kev
Do not delay that operation, it won't hurt! [eek] [tongue] Best to get it done before the big move.

@Peter Halle
Trust your own health continues to be a positive recovery story.

@six-point socket II
Spoke to my Surgeon today. No hand drill  He used a brushless battery drill as we all here would have; wouldn't we!? [big grin]


« Last Edit: September 02, 2016, 03:11 AM by Untidy Shop »
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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2016, 06:59 AM »
Pinterest and Ana white are great sites
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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2016, 01:34 PM »
@Untidy Shop

Yeppers, it was pretty upscale, PLUS, didn't need to boil no water to get it hot, there was a plumb fancy handle, which when turned, pre-made hot water come gushin' out.  Got the ambulance ride & the whole thing - pretty exciting, thinking maybe heart attack, but, praise the Lord, it was just a really bad gall bladder attack; went home the same evening.  At 72, you can't take chest and jaw pain for granted.

Good to see you're chipper and hopefully on the road to good and better things.  Jobsworth is correct about Ana White, she's got some really great plans that even an old guy like me can follow.

Regards, DrD
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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2016, 03:55 PM »
@Untidy Shop, recently I got the taxi ride.  Once they wheeled me in to leave me alone with all those beeeuuutiful nurses, I complained to the driver.  I told him I was very disappointed that he had NOT blown the siren all the way. That just took all of the excitement out of the trip. ::)
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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2016, 06:41 PM »
@Untidy Shop, recently I got the taxi ride.  Once they wheeled me in to leave me alone with all those beeeuuutiful nurses, I complained to the driver.  I told him I was very disappointed that he had NOT blown the siren all the way. That just took all of the excitement out of the trip. ::)
Tinker

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I would have thought the nurses were enough excitement for you in one day.[eek][big grin]

@DrD   And Tinker.
Good to know you are both on the mend/OK.  [smile]


« Last Edit: September 02, 2016, 06:46 PM by Untidy Shop »
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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2016, 07:01 PM »
Thank was funny.

I love the nurses that took care of me.  But I admit that I tried to not make their lives heck.  I was going to be there for multiple weeks after all.  I had some drop dead gorgeous nurses that I was so glad that they double robed to prevent any possible contact with the chemicals going thru me.  I had nurses who had volunteered to be part of treating the ebola patients that were transported here for treatment.  I had those who cheered me on when I went on a 1 mile walk with my iv stand and then i sopped and encouraged others walking to go a little further.  When I ordered pizza in for them and remembered that some might be vegetarians they noticed.  I never told them but an anonymous thank you note told me that they knew who.

Every four months now I go back for a checkup and although I have no interaction with those angels I leave a note of thanks with a couple of doughnuts. 

God bless those who train to take of us with whatever comes to ail us.

Peter
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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2016, 08:22 PM »
I have a couple off nurses in my family.  Also two of my very best friends married nurses.  I know what they have to go thru and the couple of times I have been in the hospital I have tried to entertain the nurses, and even the docs, who have worked with me.  A few years ago, I had to have a batch of extra bone and scrap metal inserted into my neck.  I was mighty nervous about the surgery, but had a great time kidding the nurses and telling them stories (as you all know, that really took great effort).  They laughed.  I thought the laughing was just being polite until one of the nurses, when she went off shift in the evening, came back to my room to tell me how much I had made her day.  I told her, "You just made MY day."  The two of us hugged.
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Re: hospital technology/Festool Convalescence
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2016, 01:45 AM »
@jobsworth

Today I spent some time  looking at some Anna White on UTube, and as well, I browsed the Festool Chanels.  Thanks to Ms White, Ms Untidy is looking at some glasshouse ideas.  [scared]

Looking at the Festool Channels  I visited and revisited some exceptional woodworkers and craft people  including –











Then there is this Aussie Timber mill.



And this on Japanese Carpentry



Caught up on some old FOG contest entries too. This one, from 2014,  surely has  to be the funniest entry –



Most of us, unless we really earn our living using Festool, might easily relate to the circumstances presented.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2016, 01:49 AM by Untidy Shop »
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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2016, 03:23 AM »
@Untidy Shop, I only had time to look at that last one.  I will be laughing all day. 
Whenever I bring home a new "toy", I tell my Dearly Beloved how "...many thousands of dollaras I saved by ONLY bringing this ONE very fine item..."  I will have to remember that guy's approach. 
Untidy, you are putting your laid up time to very good use.  Keep it up and you will be good to go in no time.
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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2016, 05:12 AM »
That guy convincing his wife is a rookie. Me and Kev can give him lessons.
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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2016, 06:10 AM »
That guy convincing his wife is a rookie. Me and Kev can give him lessons.

 [not worthy] [not worthy]
There is no doubt about that. That guy and I salute you both!  [big grin]


@jobsworth  @Kev


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Re hugging nurses -
@Tinker , you old smoothie!

« Last Edit: September 03, 2016, 06:34 AM by Untidy Shop »
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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2016, 09:40 AM »
@Untidy Shop, Are you dating yourself with that recording?

Hey, I even remember that old song.  I even remember when those old turntables were known as "Victrolas".   I have a cabinet that my dad built way back in the late twenties or early thirties to mount the victrola in.  I even remember using the hand crank on the side when the music started slowing down and getting ugly.  The Victrola had a curved megaphone on the top to increase the sound so you could hear the music.  The cabinet has morphosed over the years to house radios, radio/phonograph combinations, but the little hole in the side where the crank handle resided is still there and in the same place it always has been. 

Yeah! I know I date myself.  I still call phonographs "Victrola".  My kids and grandson look at me funny when i make such reference, the same as I still call a refrigeratot an "Ice Box". 

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Re: hospital technology to deck mowing; a journey.
« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2016, 12:52 AM »
Deck Mowing
Spring and  a sunny day  today.

Two weeks since my operation and the grass has certainly grown.

Yesterday my specialist removed my stitches and bandage  cast, replacing it with less bandaging. The wire/pin stays in the toe for another month but I can now walk with a hobble wearing an orthopaedic sandal.

So this morning AEST, I hobble to the mower shed and get stuck in to some mowing. At lunch time rather than hobble back to the house I drove  up the deck ramp to the door. 😀

I am sure @Tinker has never attempted this!  [big grin] [smile] [eek]

« Last Edit: September 17, 2016, 06:55 AM by Untidy Shop »
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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2016, 01:37 AM »
You do what you have to do...and that statement becomes more relevant the older we get.  [eek]

I like those aluminum vents, are they commercially available?

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Re: hospital technology to deck mowing, a journey.
« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2016, 04:18 AM »
. . . .
I like those aluminum vents, are they commercially available?
@Cheese  [big grin] LOL.
I was wondering what 'vents' you were referring to!? Then I realised that you had been confused by the sunlight hitting the corrugated sheets of Colorbond Steel.  [smile]

I am sure you have this or similar in NA. Our roof, under decking and some ext walls are covered with this. http://colorbond.com/support
« Last Edit: September 17, 2016, 07:49 AM by Untidy Shop »
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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2016, 08:54 AM »
Thanks @Untidy Shop, In that one picture the shadow lines are so strong that they look like angled louvers rather than rounded corrugated.

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Re: hospital technology to deck mowing; a journey.
« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2016, 05:48 AM »

So this morning AEST, I hobble to the mower shed and get stuck in to some mowing. At lunch time rather than hobble back to the house I drove  up the deck ramp to the door. 😀


@Untidy Shop

So essentially you're a grass cutting version of Davros [eek] [big grin]

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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2016, 08:47 AM »
Yep!  [eek] [smile]

@Kev


« Last Edit: September 18, 2016, 08:58 AM by Untidy Shop »
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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2016, 08:58 AM »
@Untidy Shop  I tried flying

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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2016, 09:01 AM »
@Tinker
Not a three point landing, but then it was a mower! [eek]

Did it hurt!?
The dog seems simewhat concerned!

Must admit I came down off the ramp a 'little' slower than going up.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2016, 09:04 AM by Untidy Shop »
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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2016, 10:47 AM »
@ Untidy Shop  It hurt only my ego.  I was actually fortunate the car was there in the exact spot.  Had it not been there, or a couple of feet further from the wall ................

Luckily the owner had a sense of humor when I unformed him that, "Some body has parked a lawn mower on your car."

By the height of your deck, You were probably fortunate the mower did not tip back on you.  Been there and done that also.  I had a 3/4ton pickup that i had been hauling my mower (same style but less weight to the deck as the one i parked on that car)  I had a couple of aluminum ramps that I used with no problem during the first season I had used the truck. During the early winter I got a job where I would be putting a lot of fill into a tight space.  I had planned to get a small dump truck, but decided the picku would work with a dump body installed.  So i went that route and all went well.

In the following spring, i went back to using the same pickup for hauling my rider.  The first lawn I went to, I unloaded in the same spot as always duringg the previous season.  The mower went off fine, I mowed the lawn and came back to drive up the ramps.  The truck body was now 4-1/2" higher than it had been before. As I got fully onto the ramps, the front end of the mower just continued going towards the sky.  I did a quick calculatin and decided it would probably be a tad uncomfortable if that mower kept turning over and landed on top of me.  I also realised it might be a bit messy if my head were to put a crack in the flagsone walk it was heading for.  I tucked my head up and as the mower, all 500lbs of it, decended directly towards my foulded up body, my shoulders hit the walk.  I somehow gave a mighty heave with arms and legs and deposited the mower about three feet of to my side.  In attempting to keep my head from messing up the walk, I put a couple of tears in the ligaments that run up both sides of the front of my neck.  I had a couple of sore lumps there for a couple of weeks, but no other damage to any of ME.  I always figure my head is probably the least vulnerable part of my body anyhow.

When the dust had settled, I trid to turn the mower over, but it would not budge.  I had to go to another job where I had another crew working.  The biggest guy came with me to help my turn the mower back on its wheels.  Since that little problem, i have never tried to run a riding mower up onto any truck.  I went home and got my trailer (which I should have been using, but it was soooo much quicker to use the pickup with ramps  [eek]) and have used only a trailer for hauling my riders ever since.

@ Untidy, do be careful running your rider up onto your deck. I cringe to think what could happen.  Your head is probably not as hard as mine.  Better you irritate your toe than to irritate your dear wife when she has to come out and peal you off the grass.   
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Re: hospital technology
« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2016, 10:55 AM »
Glad to see you are recovering nicely!

Regarding ramps - not having anything to do with mowers - but being consistent with my philosophy to share stupid things that I have done so others do not...

One of my dogs - Blazer - was a white golden retriever that developed hip issues.  He was about 85 lbs.  I built a ramp for him to use instead of the steps to get from the rear porch down onto the deck and outside to use the bathroom. As he got older I learned the very hard way on numerous occasions that in icy - even frosty - weather that humans shouldn't carry 85 dogs down slippery slopes in such conditions.  He was never injured in these experiences;  I cushioned his falls.  Lucky him.

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Re: hospital technology/deck mowing and ramps
« Reply #29 on: September 18, 2016, 03:35 PM »
Thanks Peter and Tinker for sharing your ramp experiences, and Tinker for your concern for my ramp welfare.

Love 'clever' dog stories.  [smile]

Tinker the ramp in question here is inbuilt and with a 1:7 gradient. Now a <1 metre edge drop with no car catch would have been 'interesting'. 

There was payback yesterday afternoon however. I got bogged! Normally I could have coped, but not this time. Just made it worse and it got a bit tangled in a wire fence. Yes, now there are barbed wire scratches on left panel! Had to hobble back to house and phone neighbour.    [embarassed]



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