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Loree71
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2004 8:05:02 AM

This thread is for one thing and ONE THING only! This thread is to give support and encouragement to Docputer in his quest to stay smoke-free and lose fat!
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docputer
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 2:26:29 PM


Sounds as if his cataract surgery went well, Choco. If it went as well as mine, he'll be good for life. Mine was over ten years ago and I still don't need glasses for anything at all.

MISERABLE weather! I just talked Baby Dotter into going to Sonic to liberate one foot-long hotdog that I just KNEW would taste great --- it didn't. Nothing does, really...nothing except buttermilk. Think I'm gon' have a small pizza for supper. Maybe that'll be edible, anyway.

Yeah, melatonin...need to go to Amazon and get some...
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chocolateflash
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 2:15:32 PM

THIS IS IT! Yeah, the final day Febrrrrrrrrruarrrrrrry. March is comin' and warmer weather will prevail in those areas that snow is over your head and there is three feet of ice on the road. We don't have to worry about that here. Walked the dog last night in a light rainfall, but today is sunny and bright. In a month you'll be grouching about the heat and humidity.

Comments about melotonin helping sleep are interesting. Might try it.

Have a good day Doc.

How's Wacko coming along? How did that op come out?
docputer
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 12:28:11 PM


Hey, all. Slept some last night. Feel better. Just wish the coughing would stop for good.

This soggy, just-above-freezing weather is miserable! The worst possible for trying to recover from all the crap I've been through. Oh, well, it could be worse --- I could be in Minnie Sore Toe or somewhere even worse!

LOL LOL LOL, etc.

Right now I just may have to have a nap.Later

grmoore
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 7:50:20 AM

Greetings Doc, Baylee, Mindy, PayPump, Mick, WRINC, Joelimo, Geezer, Wack, MadDogUSMC, Loree71, Full of Fun, Chasms, blkvette00, Psycho Sid, & Others:

Happy Saturday! 37 degrees this morning.

Today we have a few odds and ends to complete and a birthday party for our daughter's boyfriend - his "golden" birthday turning 28 on February 28th. She's hosting and has gone "all out!"

The GSU basketball teams play tonight at Troy. Losses are coming at an "interesting" time; not withstanding the win/loss record, the only likely way they will make the tournament is to win the conference tournament in NOLA in a few weeks.

Off to start the day.

Have a great day all!
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 6:58:45 AM

Good morning everyone,

We went to an event at the Radison Blu, next to the Mall of America last night. It was OK, but late, and we have our yearly White Elephant party tonight. I think I'll sleep on Sunday.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 12:18:13 AM

Good Night Doc,Sleep Well!
docputer
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 9:22:47 PM


Ohboy, GOTTA go lie down. I may be up later coughing and hurting, but GOTTA go now.

Good night, all.
FULL OF FUN
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 3:17:39 PM

yes that is a sad death he said he stopped smoking 30 years ago but it was not soon enough.

Live long and prosper that includes you Doc
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 12:29:01 PM

The extreme cold warnin for TO has ended as of this morning - but it's always colder at our place!

Doc, good to hear that you found a real human person to talk to about your CC bills. And even better to know that you are continuing to improve.

I was ready to say Happy Friday, but now that I've heard about Leonard Nimoy, I'm sad instead. Vulcan salutes all around.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 11:01:35 AM

Yes'um I'm happy Doc, it only hit -1°F last night..lol
docputer
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 10:13:33 AM


'Morning. Finally got some sleep last night. I think the deal is that now --- FINALLY --- the pain has let up enough that I can sleep on my right side, and that's long been my position, so after going to sleep on that side last night, I woke up almost six hours later. Part of it, too, may have been guzzling that cough surp with abandon every time I woke up. Now this morning, LOTS of stuff starting breaking loose, and THAT is a wondrous relief after all the days/nights of "dry cough."

ANYway, things are definitely looking up, and I'm sitting here now enjoying a large bowl of grits and a cuppa coffee, so now all I need is....more coffee!

LOL LOL LOL, etc.

Joseph, somebody else mentioned that stuff yesterday, but I'm glad to get the spelling. I'll check with my doc dood and see if it's something I can take. Trouble here is with so many different meds, they have to be really careful about drug interactions. So, for instance, while my generic Actifed works wonders for my allergies, it would probably raise my BP so high I'm be in lots of danger.

175, it is just flat MISERABLE here! Temp is/has been just above freezing, wind is blowing most of the time, cloudy as all get-out ('case you never heard that, it means really REALLY cloudy! lol) --- the kind of weather that is my absolute LEAST favorite!

Trouble is, it looks as if there's no hint of relief in sight. This being Texas, however, it could be 80 degrees by tomorrow....LORD, let it be!

Hope all of you are well and happy this morning. If it helps any, I sho' do love you!

Later.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 9:21:08 AM

Its still cold here we have not been above freezing since the middle of January Im really fed up with the cold, but on the bright side it will soon be summer and nice an hot.

did any of you see that dress this morning, its funny cause i firs saw it on tv it looked blue and dark grey then later it looked gold and blue then later it looked gold and white then it looked black and blue LOL my eyes deceived me it was actually black and blue
I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 7:40:53 AM

Good morning, Doc! I hope it's warm down there, deep in the heart of Texas. Us maroon yankees are freezing our butts off up here! And now they are calling for the next winter storm to bring rain and a possibility of flooding! I can imagine what New England is in for.
WR-INC
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 5:51:12 AM

Good morning everyone,

joelimo,

At least you're ABOVE zero. Oh well, spring is less than a month away ...
grmoore
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 5:45:20 AM

Greetings Doc, Baylee, Mindy, PayPump, Mick, WRINC, Joelimo, Geezer, Wack, MadDogUSMC, Loree71, Full of Fun, Chasms, blkvette00, Psycho Sid, & Others:

Happy Friday! 31 degrees this morning.

Here's to another busy Friday and a non-teleworking one at that. Two meetings that have to be in-person.

Doc - glad to hear you're making progress little by little. Sounds like you and I are similar - impatient! lol Better to err on the safe side....

Baylee - :) lol I certainly like to be a non-contributor when I can!

Both GSU basketball teams lost last night at UALR. Crazy times and it's not yet March (madness)! The Georgia State men's team had four starters with double figures, but still lost to UALR 92-83. Wow!

Off to it.

Have a great day all!
joelimo
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 5:00:15 AM

G'mornin Guy's,,,What it Iz???
BayleeBee,,,I think your Right,,,Sucks,Don't It!!!LOL!!!
joelimo
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 3:24:13 AM

Hey Doc,,,they gave Gramma Tessalon Perles to knock down the cough after she came home from the hospital,,,worked Wonders,,,
joelimo
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 11:31:21 PM

Good Night Doc,Sleep Well,,,
docputer
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 11:21:32 PM


Yessir, Sir Joe. Soon's I explained to a nice lady that I'd just spent three weeks in hospitals, she just said tear up the letter and put it in the garbage and that she would take care of it. Makes sense...in well over ten years, I've never been late.

Gonna just have to say good night, all. Got to see if I can stop coughing long enough to sleep for a little while. Had one long doc visit today, then had to wait a LONG time for a home visit from a PT guy who did my "eval." They'll send another guy out starting Monday to herd me around to help me get back into the swing of things. I think the senior guy was a little surprised to find out he wasn't dealing with a 98-pound weakling, even if I did have a stinking heart attack. I still have my strength....I just don't last long at a time.

Sure do love y'all. Good night and God bless.
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 10:34:00 PM

Good evening!

Doc, too bad about not driving, but you know that the explanation makes sense. Too bad no one bothered to explain it to you before.

grm, when I don't travel during rush hour, I always figure I'm doing everyone else a big favour by not contributing to a bigger traffic mess.

Mick, sounds good - enjoy!

Joe, how do you know you didn't bring that weather with you?
joelimo
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 6:23:16 PM

Doc Sir,,,I Know this is Proly a Stoopid question but you did call them Wunerfull Peeps and tell them you were Hospitalized?

Would you believe We got 6" of that White Crap last night and 4" Night before,,,
and just as a Bonus it'll be single Digits Tonight!
Tamarra's never gonna get outta the Twenty's so they've already posted this State is Closed Friday,,,This place is Supposed to be WARM,,,Arggggggggggggg!!!
at Least Warmer than This,,,Arggggggggggggg,,,Again!!!

[Edited by: joelimo at 2/26/2015 7:30:42 PM EST]
docputer
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 2:51:40 PM


Doc Zinn says I'm just going to have to be patient about the driving. For as long as I have the afib, there is a danger or stroke, and he's right --- I would not want to take a chance on killing someone else just because of my desire to keep driving. So I'll stick to the program. But now I want the ablation done ASAP. If that works as expected, the "fibbing" stops and I'm just as safe a driver as I ever was.

Oh, well...now American Express is going to raise my APR to 27.24% because my payment was late. I'm going to see if maybe I can cause one of THOSE sons of bitches to have a heart attack.

Excuse me....later.
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 10:27:42 AM

Doc, I figger it's a species of the coniferous family.

Beats the heck outta little ole Boney..My cuz Jennifer was complaining that the magnolia's were taking a big hit from the 6+ inches of snow...I'll send ya all of the pics..It's 33 F there at the moment.
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 9:36:23 AM


Ohboy, Girl! Finally got a halfway decent night's sleep, despite the almost constant coughing, then got up feeling okay and hungry, so Kimbu made me a really nice breakfast.

Couldn't eat it. Three or four bites and I was getting sick at my stomach. Probably a good thing in terms of weight, but certainly not pleasant. That's the trouble with getting old: everything you've ever really enjoyed doing is taken away, little by little.

Gotta stay away from "helpless and hopeless," though. I have a lot to be thankful for, and I need to concentrate on that. Right now, for example, I have two or three friends that need computers and I have at least a dozen computers that need homes. Just gotta get off my duff and get 'em ready for the mail.

Right now, though, I have to get ready to go see Doc Zinn, one of my cardio guys. MAYBE he can give me something to help with this confounded coughing.

I also want to find out what HE says about my doing some of my own driving. I just cannot believe I have to wait for months and months and for another heart procedure to be able to drive.

Oh, well, 11:00 isn't getting any farther away....check with you later.

Sure do love all of you. Bone, the pics are amazing. What tree is that on the left with all the leaves?
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 9:28:55 AM

G'mornin', dp 'n all.

I'm takin' an extry day off this week just 'cause I wanna. Doin' nothin' special, just veggin'.

[Edited by: MickDiesel at 2/26/2015 10:29:16 AM EST]
Blo
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Sid, I'm lotsa Canadian, too. Did you say something about salmon???
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 8:22:14 AM

Happy Thursday
Hope you are all swinging from the chandeliers and having fun
We moved back into our bedroom we got a nice rug TOH saw they
had a sale on at the local carpet shop and we went in
It was reduced to 365 from 599 others we had looked at were
875 so it was a good deal and as I found 480 hidden in a cupboard
when I was looking for the new cheque book (which was where it was supposed
to be not where I thought I had put it.)

I go to pay and as the guy offered me the machine I said do you give
discount for cash (the rug would be 412.45 with tax) he said yep that
will be 380 even

result
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 8:08:13 AM

WR, you're almost out of kindling at the cabin, and the firewood is getting low, too. Oh, the water freezes in the pipes if I don't let it run a little overnight. See you in the spring.

That would be late October, right Choco?
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 7:49:19 AM

Carpe diem, y'all!
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 6:36:33 AM

Greetings Doc, Baylee, Mindy, PayPump, Mick, WRINC, Joelimo, Geezer, Wack, MadDogUSMC, Loree71, Full of Fun, Chasms, blkvette00, Psycho Sid, & Others:

Happy Thursday! 34 degrees this morning. We didn't get any snow, or sleet to speak of, south of the lower end of I-285. I saw pictures and newscasts that displayed snow and ice in parts of Atlanta and north of there. Being able to telework probably was a good thing, at least it was safer.

I'm delayed for two hours this morning but will travel into the office.

Off to start the day.

Have a great day all!
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 3:19:33 AM

Good morning everyone,

The driving should be better than yesterday. Huron to Miller SD was a skating rink.
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 11:06:13 PM

Good Night Doc,Sleep Well!
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 10:57:52 PM

Gee whiz Les, ya know I'm pretty much 25% Canadian..

And, the other 25-30% came from New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

I guess I'm a Super Hyper Active Yankee..

...that likes to catch salmonid's and chars from the northern latitudes.

I gotta arrange a shipment of smoked salmon to Blo.

Good night Doc, i'm hittin' the couch, later
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 10:32:46 PM

Good evening!

Sid, you sound like a Canadian responding to reports of southerners trying to cope with s***. Some of my favourite TV images have been of people trying to scrape windshields with credit cards, and using tennis raquets as s***shovels.
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 2:36:09 PM

Doc, I just got off the phone with my cousins in Mississippi and Alabama - they're bitchin' like hell because they have an inch and a half of snow on the ground as we speak...

lol..GlobAl Warming
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 2:09:54 PM

Way to go, Loree, and if they give us extra points again, it'll be sooner than 83 days.
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 1:40:07 PM


Howdy.

Still kicking, ANTO, but not too high, for sure.
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geezer Insulted?.. I don't believe it...No way, that could never happen!

geezer dude, Sunday and Monday I-75 was closed and the bridge was shut down.

It's kind of spooky riding your Harley over that bridge in the summertime, unless you're 'riding' a Yugoslavian Yugo.

lol and so forth
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 12:12:15 PM

Loree, we'll be awaitin'--83 days comes quickly.Geezer....it isn't that I don't want your picture. It's just the wrong month to subject us to it. October is the right time. Don't feel insulted.
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 8:09:39 AM

Sid, the one time I went over that bridge we had to follow a lead car. high winds. Quite an impressive structure.

Many years ago a radio program announced that their show for the following morning would be done in the nude. Most people caught the joke, but a sizable minority freaked out and they had to "cancel" it.

Choco, you don't want to see pictures of me? I'm relieved, yes, but a little insulted.
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 7:36:00 AM

Geez - lol; I wish. With modern technology we can/have to work as if we're sitting in our respective offices. With my significantly distributed workforce, we schedule a lot of conference calls so again it doesn't matter where your actual work location is...

Loree - Congratulations!
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 5:50:52 AM

Hey, doc, glad you're still kicking
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 4:12:32 AM

Good morning everyone,

Great to hear, Loree71.

docputer,

Just trying to help.
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I realize this is of major interest only to me, but I am going to post it anyway. I just did some calculations, and as it stands now, I should be joining the 4 million points club in 83 days.
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Greetings Doc, Baylee, Mindy, PayPump, Mick, WRINC, Joelimo, Geezer, Wack, MadDogUSMC, Loree71, Full of Fun, Chasms, blkvette00, Psycho Sid, & Others:

Happy Wednesday! CDC, among other business, have already closed for tomorrow pending ugly weather. Accordingly, I stayed up a little later (since I don't have to get up as early) because my commute will be to my in-home office to telework tomorrow.

Our concert at Spivey Hall went well tonight. Afterward, I began to put my finishing touches on my arrangement for Brass, Organ, and strings to be debuted at the May Anniversary concert.

Off to bed.

In later tomorrow morning.
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Sir Joe, are you telling me I can't pick on the geezer dude?..Oh well..

In other news, I just got back from the Straits of Mackinac to see the Big Bridge, and I got shut out due to weather conditions. I wanted to take some photographs of the Straits covered with ice, but the visibility was 300 feet with the weather conditions.

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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 11:06:14 PM

Good Night Doc,Sleep Well,,,
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 7:00:01 PM

Yo Psy Sir,,,I do believe you do need a New Hobby,,, teleloafing..Naked,,,Geese,,,Brain Freeze,,,Arggggggggggggg!!!
Yupper's,,,A New train of Grey Matter Food,,,Pah Lease!!!LOL!!!

Doc Sir,,,Betta an Betta Every Day,A Little Betta in Every Way,,,OK?
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"Vivacious, well-built," huh? Well, that rules out some of us for sure. I just took my first shower in a week, and I saw nothing in my mirror that even remotely touched any of those areas. Fact is, the plastic covers over the place where my original pacemaker was, along with the one on the opposite side where the new one is make me look almost the opposite of that.

But what the hey....I'm still alive, and I've got this far into a day without insulting anybody.

Amazing, huh?

PLUS I got coffee and puppies and family and Gasbuddies. Who could ask for anthing more?
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 1:14:10 PM

No pix of Geezer, please. That goes for most of the rest of you, too. Any pictures have to ne of vivacious, well built people.
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 12:50:07 PM

Sid, if you're going to be picturing me naked I don't think we can be friends any more. Even I don't picture myself naked. It's too scary.
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