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Lols

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Like I said, when it rains it pours!
Thinking of you GP in this difficult time.

I was at the imaging place to get ultra sound of what I suspected for a few years as a hernia, just above belly button.
An elder lady leans over to talk to me and says something like “this is what we have to look forward to in our old age”
Well….
Before I even got home the doc rings me to book me to go to hospital today! I’m saying stuff like but… but… I’ve had this for ages…. So I’m prepping myself for tomorrow’s new expeditions.

now I had an op on my hand in a public hospital that just wasn’t a good op…and since I pay for health insurance (hospital) I’m thinking of going into a private hospital.
For some reason that’s the way I feel about it.

last week we had a really bad storm, once in a 100 year type, the amount of uprooted trees and trees snapped in half…. It looked like a war zone. No power of running water for 4 days… many won’t have power for a month.
So glad we had a generator to see us through the darkness and keep fridge food from spoiling.
I still don’t have internet in the area.
Telstra gave me a free extra 10 gig for my phone… but it’s still so slow to download anything.
I have another pending op in August…. Some lump found in the cervix during Pap smear.
I’m beginning to think of coming back in my next life as a male:roll

maybe I should’nt go get checked… ignorance is bliss!:roll
 

mothra

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Bloody hell Greg. I'm really sorry to read that. I hope your dad is in no pain or discomfort.

How's your mum doing?
 

mothra

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Like I said, when it rains it pours!
Thinking of you GP in this difficult time.

I was at the imaging place to get ultra sound of what I suspected for a few years as a hernia, just above belly button.
An elder lady leans over to talk to me and says something like “this is what we have to look forward to in our old age”
Well….
Before I even got home the doc rings me to book me to go to hospital today! I’m saying stuff like but… but… I’ve had this for ages…. So I’m prepping myself for tomorrow’s new expeditions.

now I had an op on my hand in a public hospital that just wasn’t a good op…and since I pay for health insurance (hospital) I’m thinking of going into a private hospital.
For some reason that’s the way I feel about it.

last week we had a really bad storm, once in a 100 year type, the amount of uprooted trees and trees snapped in half…. It looked like a war zone. No power of running water for 4 days… many won’t have power for a month.
So glad we had a generator to see us through the darkness and keep fridge food from spoiling.
I still don’t have internet in the area.
Telstra gave me a free extra 10 gig for my phone… but it’s still so slow to download anything.
I have another pending op in August…. Some lump found in the cervix during Pap smear.
I’m beginning to think of coming back in my next life as a male:roll

maybe I should’nt go get checked… ignorance is bliss!:roll

Wow Lols. some unpleasant happenings there.

But remember, the main reason women live longer than men is that we get checked. Best of luck to you.
 

HBS Guy

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Heh, I remember my demographics lecturer laughing saying womens’ longevity would decrease as women (in the 1970s) were working longer, smoking and drinking etc.
 

mothra

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Heh, I remember my demographics lecturer laughing saying womens’ longevity would decrease as women (in the 1970s) were working longer, smoking and drinking etc.

They were wrong.

Now the trick is to get more men to look after their health as women have always had to do. This too is improving though.
 

HBS Guy

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More women than men smoke, I reckon, smoking helps them stay slim or so I was told. Did see lots little groups of young women by the back doors of businesses having a smoke back when I had an office in Gilbert St, Adelaide.

(That office had vertical blinds that I loved, set the vertical strips at one angle in the morning, could look outside but no sunglare, in the afternoon rotate the vertical strips 90° and again sun was blocked and I had a view outside!)
 

mothra

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More women than men smoke, I reckon, smoking helps them stay slim or so I was told. Did see lots little groups of young women by the back doors of businesses having a smoke back when I had an office in Gilbert St, Adelaide.

(That office had vertical blinds that I loved, set the vertical strips at one angle in the morning, could look outside but no sunglare, in the afternoon rotate the vertical strips 90° and again sun was blocked and I had a view outside!)

In many European countries that outlive us, they smoke like chimneys.
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
Actually I think women are better able to give the strength and stamina necessary for overall + outcomes in species sustainability.

IE childbirth.. for just the most primal and important.

Men were / are expendable .
According to our society, they were cannon fodder, and honoured for their deaths. OLD WORLD thinking.

Men, and women, labor with their martyrdom.... some indulge, some overcome, and some succumb. Just like every human being may.

BUT it doesn't end there.

I said to a colleague of mine some 30 years ago , that we lived in the last golden age, where there was hope for the future. I said from now on, life expectancy rates would start declining. ( He demurred)

Used to use the Insurance rates for Life Expectancy in some of my technical work
and I could see no way this rate would continue to increase, because the factors I saw in the world said the opposite.

I expect to see that decline show up sooner or later, if our pollies think the info is ín the national interest.
 

Lols

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Just hearing about people without power or homes due to storm damage, especially up in Mount Dandenong… the Labour Govt are not bringing in the ADF to help out… just like they refused the ADF for hotel quarantine…. Seems our state govt is hell bent in refusing what is necessary.
The big trees on our road we live in…. Has been cut but the stumps are partly on the road kerbside and a hazard for vehicle to hit and it’s an accident waiting to happen, when the fog came in and hubby went to work he nearly hit it with my car (his is not going and waiting for parts).

I’m so very saddened we, the people of this area, are ignored by our government. The ADF could’ve done a lot to help.
The electricity and internet needs to be restored.
Now…. Not in a month!! WTF?
 

Lols

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Just found out from other locals … roads still blocked to Olinda, and from Monbulk through Sherbrooke forest to Belgrave still closed.
Water in the Yarra Ranges is contaminated with Yarra Valley Water flat out bringing in bottled water to stranded residents.
Meanwhile, our labor state government is still trying to consider the ADF.
No rush for those not effected :dunno2
 

johnsmith

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Like I said, when it rains it pours!
Thinking of you GP in this difficult time.

I was at the imaging place to get ultra sound of what I suspected for a few years as a hernia, just above belly button.
An elder lady leans over to talk to me and says something like “this is what we have to look forward to in our old age”
Well….
Before I even got home the doc rings me to book me to go to hospital today! I’m saying stuff like but… but… I’ve had this for ages…. So I’m prepping myself for tomorrow’s new expeditions.

now I had an op on my hand in a public hospital that just wasn’t a good op…and since I pay for health insurance (hospital) I’m thinking of going into a private hospital.
For some reason that’s the way I feel about it.

last week we had a really bad storm, once in a 100 year type, the amount of uprooted trees and trees snapped in half…. It looked like a war zone. No power of running water for 4 days… many won’t have power for a month.
So glad we had a generator to see us through the darkness and keep fridge food from spoiling.
I still don’t have internet in the area.
Telstra gave me a free extra 10 gig for my phone… but it’s still so slow to download anything.
I have another pending op in August…. Some lump found in the cervix during Pap smear.
I’m beginning to think of coming back in my next life as a male:roll

maybe I should’nt go get checked… ignorance is bliss!:roll
Hope the 'hernia' works out well for you lols. I found the public hospital system great. Just keep in mind that if you're in a private hospital post op, and something goes wrong and you need immediate surgery they'll probably rush you to a public hospital anyway. Private hospitals don't keep surgeons on standby. It's not very profitable for them.
 

Lols

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to do what exactly?
To get food and clean water to stricken families unable to get through all the blocked up roads perhaps? To help emergency personnel and SES to assist to restore electricity, you know, many hands etc.
It’s on news now how many won’t be reconnected to power till mid July.
Truth is this is large scale damage.
Oh news says Canberra offered help with ADF but our labor govt knocked it back.
The SES are overwhelmed here.
Extra help would be greatly appreciated
 

Lols

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on the radio i heard them say they wanted the ADF to help clear fallen trees ... seriously? :wtf
There’s a lot down… help to clear it off roads to allow emergency vehicles, Telstra, electricity, and food n water to get through … in Olinda for instance, it’s fff..ff..freezing up there!
You Queenslanders wouldn’t have a clue:hot
 

Lols

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Hope the 'hernia' works out well for you lols. I found the public hospital system great. Just keep in mind that if you're in a private hospital post op, and something goes wrong and you need immediate surgery they'll probably rush you to a public hospital anyway. Private hospitals don't keep surgeons on standby. It's not very profitable for them.
Thank you… I’m a bit nervous.
Oh is that how it works? I’ve never tried private hospital before. The hospital is Knox Private and it’s huge. Surely that would suffice?
Found out I have something else … common to get when child bearing…. It’s called diverication rectus. Muscles on stomach and chest area open up to allow for baby growth, and sometimes it doesn’t close up… like mine didn’t!
I wish I knew decades ago so I could’ve addressed it then, not now with a cluster of all sorts to contend with :headscratcher3
 

johnsmith

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…. It’s called diverication rectus. Muscles on stomach and chest area open up to allow for baby growth, and sometimes it doesn’t close up… like mine didn’t!
I've heard of something like that. I don't recall what it was called but I think my wife had an issue with muscles in the stomach remaining apart about a year after the last son, but it sorted itself out eventually.

Good luck with it.
 
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