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My leg and the last 2 months

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39 minutes ago, scruffy1 said:

stops water pooling > sends it to the gutter

 

Yeah, I know what it's for. It doesn't need to be so savage.

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The ones around here aren't that bad.  I've found though that generally the older roads/paths had the greater incline.

A lot of the roads and paths around older areas here have been reworked I'd think - they used to have pretty severe camber but it's been reduced.

There's a simple formula for roof gutter drainage, I'm fairly sure it's something like a few mm every 10 metres.

 

e.g. https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-35.3300785,149.1432145,3a,75y,314.9h,81.03t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sw13mNsqmAlJhsHXGOFSYyA!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo0.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3Dw13mNsqmAlJhsHXGOFSYyA%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D57.506527%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656

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once ecosystem instability kicks in a bit more you'll be happy for harsh inclines unless indoor wading pools are your wish

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2 hours ago, scruffy1 said:

it's what slope was before it was a racial slur

I giggled. lol

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2 hours ago, scruffy1 said:

once ecosystem instability kicks in a bit more you'll be happy for harsh inclines unless indoor wading pools are your wish

 

?  Sorry, I can't follow that.  Liquid water drains pretty quickly if it has any reason to do so - the magnitude of the incline doesn't matter much.

 

Aside: I didn't think that usage of 'rake' was obscure.

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Heh,

 

 A quarter century in very flat, almost manicured by comparison WA had me forgetting that SA seems never to have used a spirit level - the degree to which this place is 'chair hostile - not that I use one - is unreal.

 

The locals seem to have adapted and I guess I will but even after a year I spend far more time than I used to watching where I'm putting my feet.

 

Sympathies TMFP - guess that prosthesis can't come soon enough...

 

Cheers

 

 

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1 hour ago, chrisg said:

 

Sympathies TMFP - guess that prosthesis can't come soon enough...

 

Cheers

 

 

it takes 3 weeks for a wound to heal, so a prosthetic is still a week away

while wearing a prothetic has its own problems, i am ready for the new chalenge

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9 minutes ago, LogicprObe said:

 

So, it's healing better now?

I thought it was being a bit recalcitrant?

The bandages only come off twice a week. It takes an hour to do

 

Last friday they came off, most  of  the wound was coming together,  but there was a few spots causing concern 

 

I will see tueaday if it is heading in tge right direction,  but i am always optimistic 

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13 hours ago, scruffy1 said:

it's what slope was before it was a racial slur

 

"Jerry, do you ever get the impression wheelchair users are a little bit...a bit...?"

"C'mon Kramer, out with it.  A bit what?"

"A bit...racist"?

"Um...what?  No! Why would you even think that?"

"Oh, I don't know.  Not all of them, mind you.  But some of them, Jerry.  Some of them."

"Well that's just — Like who?  Who?  You tell me who.  Give me one example."

"Like Donald from the diner....Kevin on level five."

"Riiiiight."

"No, I'm serious.  Listen to me Jerry.  I've overheard them."

"You've overheard them?"

"I've overhead them."

"And what have you overheard?"

"Well...nothing in particular"

"That's it?  Nothing in particular?  That's your evidence!?"

"Okay.  I've never been close enough to make out all the words.  But it seems to me like they're always complaining about slopes".

"Let me explain something to you. You see, you're not normal."

 

not really Kosher for Seinfeld, but thats the exchange your post spawned in my head 😄

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1 hour ago, @~thehung said:

"Jerry..."

 

What had me laughing was not the assumption, it was that it was Kramer getting offended by racism.

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11 hours ago, Cybes said:

?  Sorry, I can't follow that.  Liquid water drains pretty quickly if it has any reason to do so - the magnitude of the incline doesn't matter much.

 

i'll take a dodgy guess.  higher gradient paths are correlated with higher elevation nature strips???

 

11 hours ago, Cybes said:

Aside: I didn't think that usage of 'rake' was obscure.

 

maybe it isnt.  is it a generational regionalism handed down from Old Blighty to Adelaide and on to you, or is it just one of those words that managed to slip past me?  we've all had them, right?

 

11 minutes ago, Cybes said:

 

What had me laughing was not the assumption, it was that it was Kramer getting offended by racism.

 

not sure i get you.  Kramer the character, or the entity that is Michael Richards as Kramer?  i can see it both ways.

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14 minutes ago, @~thehung said:

 

i'll take a dodgy guess.  higher gradient paths are correlated with higher elevation nature strips???

 

 

maybe it isnt.  is it a generational regionalism handed down from Old Blighty to Adelaide and on to you, or is it just one of those words that managed to slip past me?  we've all had them, right?

 

 

not sure i get you.  Kramer the character, or the entity that is Michael Richards as Kramer?  i can see it both ways.

 

On phone, or I'd format this better:

 

1. OK, maybe.

2. Yes, we have all had that experience. Dunno if that's just an Adelaide thing. It could even just be a personal thing - I've had other people comment on my vocabulary before, but since they were (I think) all Americans, I didn't pay much heed.

3. I was referring to the actor. Never got into the show.

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On 19/01/2020 at 4:34 PM, chrisg said:

 

 

good news, the leg is now healing properly

another few days in hospital and off to rehab i go

😄

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2 hours ago, TheManFromPOST said:

 

good news, the leg is now healing properly

another few days in hospital and off to rehab i go

😄

Excellent news !!

 

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no more theatre

 

so i can't say "break a leg"

 

 

so, rehab ?    better hop to it  🙂

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15 minutes ago, scruffy1 said:

no more theatre

 

so i can't say "break a leg"

 

 

so, rehab ?    better hop to it  🙂

Its only 3 blocks away

I offered to wheel myself there

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🙂

 

There yes, if rehab is anything like the last time the sadists got their hands on me getting back might be a challenge  🙂

 

All worth it though - perhaps the most annoying is how quickly being stuck in bed leads to your losing muscle tone but it recovers pretty well.

 

Cheers

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The bottom section was the only bit that healed after the first surgery

In thus picture half the stitches have been removed, due to my history of slow healing they are leaving the rest for an extra week (normally they leave them in for 3 weeks)

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lol, TMFP  your hairs are still dark even after all that limb has been through :P. 

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