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Homesteading/Rural and Surgery

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This thread has been quiet. so here is my recent journal:

I've had a total hip, later the opposite knee, then later the other hip since we've been here. Always in the off season. Oh, boy, the stories of medical people freaking out because you are snowed in and can't get to check ups or PT. When the knee happened and we got home and a snow storm happened afterward. We were snowed in for 3+ weeks. The staples had to come out so I grabbed the hooked and straight needle nose from the gun cleaning kit and removed them. No big deal. The surgeon and hospital freaked out - YOU CAN'T DO THAT. So what? you gonna get here by snowmobile? That's all past. And a fun memory. I still have those notes in my chart.

Next up recently is Carpal Tunnel on both. The surgeon wanted to do both. The DW said H*** no (she had both done years ago) separately. So being a good boy and following DW instruction I only did one. Why? Yesterday I had Carpal Tunnel restoration. TG I followed the DW's directive. All is good but if I did both? Oh, dang. It's not wiping the butt or anything similar but city people who have no idea about living rural. Just moving around is critical. Of course you don't ever fall, right? We don't have paved sidewalks and driveways. The surgeon, bless his heart, has no idea. So you have to override the surgeon? You betcha.

Just some journal thoughts.
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Hope you are well in the aftermath.

Right now I am of wood burner duty. Some cleaning inside and arranging wood. This light duty won't last long.
Note: If you have someone pinch and twist their ear lobe,
Got an instant recollection of going to the family neighborhood dentist with my Dad when I was , hmm, 5? The dentist's drill was powered by what I would now describe as paracord running on pulleys at each joint of the arm to the drill head. Dad sat next to me with his index finger pointing and said "Squeeze if it hurts." I squeezed. I didn't help a bit.
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