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Happy Birthday Kali! hope you're having a great day (and you got your computers straightened out  :):08: :1rij:

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Happy Birthday Kali :happybirthday3:

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Happy Birthday Kali, hope your day is awesome!

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Happy Birthday Kali, hope your day is awesome!

"awesome" doesn't begin to describe the state she's in.

kali has been in hospital.  She's also changed her Geographical Address and Timezone.

I last heard from her on Tuesday, August 2nd.

That's all I can safely tell you.

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hope she gets better soon, give her my best.

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Happy Belated What T2 Said :)

For My Mum R.I.P.

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As soon as kali gives me leave to pass on more information, I will do so.

I've known that lady for almost 14 years (she's my Legal Next of Kin) and if I say anything that she doesn't want said, my name is "Mud".   :-X

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Re: Happy Birthday Kali!!
Reply #7: August 20, 2016, 07:29:06 AM Last Edit: August 20, 2016, 07:39:26 AM by CdnGhost
Soon after kali made her last Post she slipped and fell on her Glazed Ceramic Tiled Kitchen Floor.  *That* fall fractured her Left Femur and Tibia, just above the Ankle.

After calling 9-1-1 and being rushed to the "Not for Free" Hospital, she found herself wearing a Fibreglass Cast which extended from her Ankle to just below her Knee.  Needless to say, kali couldn't bend her Left Leg...at all (I'd like to teach that Jerk how to put on a Proper Cast!  Idiot!).  They also gave her a Pair of Crutches and presumed that she knew how to use them (Legal Axiom: Never presume facts not in evidence.).  kali didn't have a clue how to use them.

Upon returning Home, kali decided to get something to eat.  Walking Tripod-Fashion, kali made her way to the Kitchen where, upon arriving, she slipped and fell again.  *This time* the damage was far more extensive: not only did she re-fracture her Femur and Tibia, she also fractured virtually every bone in her Left Ankle as well as breaking her Glasses.

In unbelievable PAIN, kali managed to drag herself blindly to her Cell Phone where she called 9-1-1 for the second time, that night.  At the same Hospital they immobilized her Ankle and Leg and told her she'd need surgery to put her Leg back together (Cost so far: $2,800 USD).  They also repaired her Glasses...for free.

Upon returning Home, kali called Jeff Abrmovich (a Computer Guru, if ever there was one) to ferry her to the Community Hospital as soon as possible (If ever there was ever a place that needed American OHIP, Texas is that place!).  Though kali isn't usually a Morning-Person, she was ready to go as soon as Jeff arrived.

One Week later, kali's Left Leg and Ankle were reassembled with: Screws, Pins and Metal Plates all encased in a Proper Fibreglass Cast.  There was, however, one small problem: she couldn't drive her Truck.

(She calls her Vintage Ford Explorer a Car; I call it a Truck!)

Her younger brother, Jeffer, arrived the same day and arranged to move kali, her Computer and a few essentials (Clothes and Medications (some shipped from another Country)) and move her to his home in the Northern US.  I'm not allowed to say where.

She's got a Walker, now, but Jefffer's House is elevated and Walkers can't climb stairs.  kali climbs stairs on her Butt while pulling her Walker up one step at a time.

Using the Facilities is an Adventure.  The Walker won't go through the Doorway no matter which she turns it.  Butt-Time.

Her Computer won't recognize her *NEW* Flatscreen and her Monitor's still in Texas.  It doesn't matter.  Jeffer's House is wired for WiFi not Cable.  Gina (Jeffer's wife) has told kali that a Cable can be run under the House but without her Monitor (which is still in Texas), there ain't no rush.

When there's more News (that she'll allow me to pass on) I'll post it.

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poor Kali, certainly a run of bad luck, give her my best for a speedy recovery.

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Kali's Computer is up and running, as is her Non-Flatscreen Monitor, but the same cannot be said for Kali, herself.

'Twould appear that the damage which she did to her leg is going to take far longer, than she anticipated, to heal.  Part of that is the undeniable fact that Kali's a Lazy Lady who really objects to her brother's insistence that the inside of his house is a "Limited Drinking, Non-Smoking Area".  I agree with the guy on the former but disagree with the latter.  My Roommate thinks like her brother but can't overrule me because he's not registered at City Hall as, "Head of This Household" which I am.

Other than her busticated leg, Kali's main problem is Wooster, Ohio's Weather.  She's freezing her (positively scrumptious) Can off due to Daytime Highs of 60+°F and Overnight Lows of 40 or so.

What she really wants, at the moment, is a Government-Subsidized Apartment of her own and for Yours Truly to drive down and visit with her.  She's on her own for the former and the latter is doable.

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good to hear she is on the mend, bummer taking longer then expected

question -  do you by chance know DarkSkyWise back from the MSN days? He helped create this place but hasnt been heard from in quite a very long time. Didnt know if Kali might be in contact with him.

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As far as Kali and I know, DarkSkyWise is deceased.

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wow, sad news. how long ago did it happen?

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wow, sad news. how long ago did it happen?

Last i saw from him on his blog and FB page was August 2012, he had been saying he was sick and had been receiving various treatments.

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Last i saw from him on his blog and FB page was August 2012, he had been saying he was sick and had been receiving various treatments.

That's true.  Kali was a long-time friend of DarkSkyWise, and his wife (whose name I never knew).  Kali advised him to accept my Facebook "Friend Request" which he did.

I'd heard of the Man from Holland and for a short time got to know him.  Unfortunately I didn't save those conversations (who does?!)(we all presume that our Friends will live as long as we have, when the truth is: few of them do).

For more information and/or an In-Depth Biography of the Man behind that name, you'll have to wait until Kali finally realizes that the pain she's feeling now ain't gonna go 'way by itself and it's doubtful it ever will.

Insofar as DSW's FB Account and Blog are concerned; they're History, too.  He still shows up on my "Friends List" but only as a Silhouette.

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Re: Happy Birthday Kali!!
Reply #15: October 07, 2016, 09:39:14 AM Last Edit: October 07, 2016, 09:42:57 AM by CdnGhost
On a lighter note, a mutual Friend of Kali's and mine, Paul H. Tremblay (who lives in Old Montreal), posted the following Puzzler early this morning.

1 + 4 = 5
2 + 5 = 12
3 + 6 = 21

8 + 11 = ?

I don't care that Paul's Homosexual; my first Best Friend, George Joynson, was Homosexual, too, and Fathered two Beautiful Daughters but if Paul ever shows up in Barrie, again, I'll Bronze his Balls for this Puzzler!

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96  ::)

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96  ::)

Congratulations Al!
Your measured Intelligence Quotient is above 150.

Here is Paul's Latest IQ Test (Note: Only 3 People, in all of Facebook, solved this Problem.)

8 + 2 = 16106
5 + 4 = 2091
9 + 6 = 54153
7 + 5 = 35122
20 + 3 = 602317
30 + 1 = 303129
18 + 4 = 722214
10 + 5 = 50155

Why are these equations true?

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This is middle school stuff, very easy and far from highly intelligent material.

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Regarding kali's current situation...

1. kali is "Babying" her broken left leg, meaning that if it hurts she won't do anything.  If she keeps doing that, her leg will heal but it'll be a "Dead-Weight" that she has to drag around.

2. kali's still living with her brother in Wooster, OH, and not looking for Subsidized Housing.

3. kali's *new* Computer won't boot up.  Since her brother knows nothing about Computers, likely as not, her new Computer will stay dead.

4. In other news, Paul Henri Tremblay is dying of an Unspecified Type of Cancer and probably won't live to see Groundhog Day 2017.

5. In Closing News, unless someone can find several liters of Salbutamol Sulphate Solution as well as Normal  Saline Solution, I won't live to see New Year's Day 2017.  I don't want to die but I don't seem to have a choice.

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the normal saline shouldnt be that had to find, worse case idea is that it can be found in the contact lens section in a store. as for the Salbutamol, well that is a prescription substance if memory serves me right.

my Mother had asthma and used albuterol inhalers so I have some understanding. if this is being used thru a nebulizer as a bronchodilator then there are some alternatives if worse case situation arises.

also if you are able to get to Toronto or Buffalo, Ny you should be able to get both items

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You know what you're talking about, kayos.

Albuterol won't work.  Fifty years ago, it might have worked but 50 years ago, Albuterol didn't exist.

My Pharmacist, a Doctor of Pharmacology, has checked every major city in Canada and the Northern United States and found only one (1) 10 cc Bottle of Salbutamol Sulphate Solution.

If all of the major and minor Pharmaceutical Companies have ceased producing Salbutamol Sulphate Solution, the resulting Death Toll will number somewhere in the neighbourhood of 25,000,000 people.

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A Temporary Solution, usually reserved for Emergencies Only, is 0.10 cc Epinephrine Hydrochloride 1:1000 Solution injected into the Muscle located on the Outside of the Upper Left Arm (presuming that the User is Right-Handed) via a B-D 1.0 cc Disposable Insulin Syringe.

Epinephrine Hydrochloride 1:1000 Solution is commonly available at virtually all Pharmaceutical Outlets as it is the First Line of Defense against a Myocardio Infraction more commonly known as a Heart Attack.

Fifty years ago, *this* method was my Only Defense against an Asthma Attack.  Within the intervening Two Score and Ten Years, each of my General Practitioners (Dr. Herbert Clark Balmer, M.D., C.C.P.S. (Deceased), Dr. James "Jim" Alexander McPhee, M.D., C.C.P.S. (Retired) and Dr. David John Beecroft, M.D. (Retired)) have prescribed a 30 cc Ampoule of Epinephrine Hydrochloride 1:1000 Solution (preferably beyond its Expiration Date, as its cost falls to $0.00, even though the stuff never expires).  However, my current General Practitioner, Dr. Jacob John Scheeres, M.D., C.C.P.S. hasn't awakened as yet.

No matter.

My Medical History, with Barrie's "Medicine Shoppe", stretches all the way back to March 1991 and John Beecroft's prescribed medications.  If worst comes to worst, and more than likely it will, I'll use that History to my Advantage.

Addendum
In Canada there exists a Convention between Doctors, i.e., Doctors do not address each other as "Doctor" unless they want to insult the Doctor.  As I have three Doctorates (only one of which is in Medicine) I only address three Doctors as "Doctor".

Nomenclature
M.D. = Doctor of Medicine or Medical Doctor
C.C.P.S. = Canadian College of Physicians and Surgeons

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You know what you're talking about, kayos.

Mother had Asthma and suffered from it for her entire life (1950-2002). Complications from it lead to her death from pneumonia. She got a cold one autumn, like she did every year that I could remember since being a small child, only that one killed her.

My first experience with true terror/fear was watching her have an asthma attack when I was 4yrs old. I knew and understood what was going on and that I couldnt do anything about it. I then made it as point to always know where her inhaler was, just in case.



now take this next piece of totally unsolicited advice as information gathered by my Mother over 45+ years of use and study of ways to help her breathe

get some marijuana. a higher CBD-type strain would be better (pain management) and low THC level (psychoactive). would then recommend to ingest through inhalation by vaporization. they didnt have vape tech before Mom passed, but will attest to her smoking it for 30+ yrs and it helping her. and yes, this was rolling it up and lighting it on fire smoking.

marijuana is a bronchodilator. and yes she did have some people in the medical field tell her off the record that yes it would help her. (they used the title doctor and had nice framed papers on the walls with lots of letters on them)

I will also submit as witness, she would take a few puffs off a joint, and she would be able to breathe better afterwards and would produce a better result then 2 puffs of her Albuterol inhaler.

I offer any help I might be able to provide to make sure that you get to continue riding around the local star another few times and get to breathe better.

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I went by another route, kayos, one that still puzzles people...with the exception of Jacob Scheeres.

At the age of 10, with my Father's permission, I purchased a package of "Black Cat" Cigarettes for 10¢.  They usually lasted me about two weeks and I never had tto borrow any money from anyone to buy them as I had an Eavestrough-Cleaning Business that earned ~$500 per year.  I'd had that Business for just under five years (but that's another story).

At the age of 12 I developed Bronchitis and had to, more or less, drop-out of Grade 9.  I didn't fail all of my Courses.  I passed both English and Mathematics but flunked the rest.

In July, of hat same year, the Toronto Transit Commision Expropriated (a fancy word for "Stealing") our $250,000 Family Home and Hospital for $50,000.  Dad was told that we had one year to get out.

By that time, my Bronchitis had become Full-Blown Asthma.

Did I continue to smoke Cigarettes?

Yes.  Something in the smoke relieved all but my Major Attacks of Asthma.

Fifty-three years later, Jacob and I identified what chemical was relieving my Asthma Attacks: Hydrogen Cyanide in microgram doses.  Hydrogen Cyanide, like all Cyanides, dillates Blood Vessels and increases the Geart Rate which is exactly what an Asthmatic needs.

Just to be on the Safe-Side, though, Jacob ordered three MRI's to investigate: my Lungs, my Heart and my Cardiovascular System.

When the Test Results came back, they revealed: the Lungs of a Non-Smoker, a slightly Enlarged Heart and absolutely nothing amiss with my Cardiovascular System.

What I haven't mentioned is that, under the direction of James Alexander McPhee, while Jennifer and I were Engaged to Marry, I quit smoking twice and, within a week, went into Near Respiratory Failure.  Had Jenn not known that the Attack was severe and called 9-1-1 in time to save my life, I wouldn't be writing this, now.  I would have died before we were married.

After the second Nearly Fatal Attack, the Chief of Internal Medicine sat us down and said, "The law forbids me from telling you what you must do.  But nothing forbids me from telling you that you have two choices.  You can attempt to quit smoking a third time.  You might live for two days.  Or you can continue to smoke, as much as you are now, if not more as you age, and live another 40, 50 or more  years.  Your choice."

I'm still smoking but, as I'm down to my last pack, I'm going to have to fork-over $100 for one Carton of Non-Native Cigarettes today.  I usually pay $40 per Carton for Native Cigarettes which are actually better for me.

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my Mom was given very same kind of advice from her doctors in regards to her smoking also

good at least you have found a solution, that though may not be the best, that does work

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GlaxoSmithKline has finally begun producing Salbutamol Sulphate Inhalation Solution, again.  They stopped production six months ago for reasons unknown.  It might have been that Jane Public's guesstimate, that there are two thousand Asthmatics in North America, was believed.

For whatever it's worth, there are over 2 million Severe Chronic Asthmatics in Ontario, alone.  Best guesstimate indicates: 20 million Severe Chronic Asthmatics in Canada.  Haven't any reliable data for our Southern Neighbours.

One week ago, I received twenty (20) 2.5 mL Polynebs for my Nebulizer (the prescription calls for 60).  Ain't much but it's more than the 2 mL that I had (and have) of Salbutamol Sulphate Solution which needs to be mixed with Normal Saline Solution, one milliliter at a time.

In other news, kali has finally managed to get her "new-used" computer to boot up but hasn't gotten around to installing the Wireless Internet Software.  Her Big Brother (who's two years younger than she is) knows as much about Computers as your average Field Mouse does.