My friend Bob Archell

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My friend Bob Archell

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... and he is my friend, even though he lives in Ontario, has emailed me to tell me that he is in hospital. He must be bored out of his mind if he has time to respond to an email from me in the time it takes me to bike down to the P.O. and back in the rain.
Which is why I am posting this here, before he can respond to my follow-up email asking his permission to tell y'all that he is temporarily laid up in a hospital bed.
Until he responds with permission, I will hold off reporting his four(!) broken bones in his shoulder.
I have asked him if Nurse Duckett is in attendance, and what he thinks the doctors think of his behaviour.

Meanwhile back at the ranch, I plan to scale the aluminium extension ladder and get the last six trees lopped before ***I**** break any of my bones. You can't be too sure nowadays ...
Cheers, Chris
P.S. I don't know whether the hospital WiFi allows PMing, so your best bet might be to save up a long list of links from recent posts to engage him if/when he appears online. (I suspect that his wife is incinerating his massive collection of Readers Digest magazines while his back is turned)
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Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Bob Archell!
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Get well soon, Bob!
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ChrisGreaves wrote:
08 Jul 2023, 13:51
I don't know whether the hospital WiFi allows PMing,
You need to bake and send him a self made zucchini cake or similar, and hide a month’s pre-paid SIM card in it.

Hope you get better, Bob, …. as for repairing shoulder things. I am a bit sceptical, personally. I had a complicated left shoulder operation to repair a torn tendon a few years back. At the time my then wife talked me into doing it, although when I questioned the necessity, the Doctor said clearly, - all be it after some thought, (German’s seem to look forward to their time off work , or in hospital or on the convalescence Holiday##, so people rarely ask such questions here ) , …….. the Doc said... well you can live to a hundred with a torn tendon ……
(My wife did get rid of something while I was away, I only found out much later…)

My right shoulder is in the same condition now as my left was before the Operation. My circumstances are a bit different now, and I have decided to play safe this time, ….. and take the hundred years instead.

Alan


##P.S. That reminds me, there was an Englishman, a Swede( possibly a Norwegian, or similar Viking ancestry) and a German, all sitting together discussing their Health problems. God popped by.
He spoke first to the Englishman…. My Son , what ails you? The Englishman replied saying that he had luckily just survived a heart attack, but was not looking forward to the diet to get rid of his Beer gut. God turned him into a top athlete, so the Englishman sprinted off to the Pub to start again.
The Old Swede’s knees felt like grinding steel , God cured that, and the Swede went off happily on his spike studded bike in the snow.
God turned to the German. Before God could say anything, the German stood up indignantly screaming, “Hey, leave me alone, I'm on sick leave
I seriously don’t ever try to annoy. Maybe I am just the kid that missed being told about the King’s new magic suit, :(

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Thank you for your comments and best wishes. Shall be here in the hospital for several more days, then hopefully home or a convalescent home.

I have responded to CG's emails to me and hopefully he will add some updates.

All I can add at the moment is that logging in and adding material via a Google Pixel 6a is quite an experience.😂
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Bob

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Nice to see you Bob. Look after yourself.
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Thanks for the update, Bob. All the best!
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Heal quickly, Bob!
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BobArch2 wrote:
09 Jul 2023, 16:48
... and hopefully he will add some updates.
It'll take me a while to get my creative juices going, but I will get around to it! :evilgrin:
Cheers, Chris
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BobArch2 wrote:
09 Jul 2023, 16:48
logging in and adding material via a Google Pixel 6a is quite an experience.😂
Yes, it is quite frustrating (for me at least) to do this on a very small screen, a very small on-screen keyboard, and old eyes that are constantly straining to try to read what I am typing.
Anyhow, good to hear that you are on the road to recovery Bob. Keep us posted when you are able. Good Luck! :thumbup:
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BobArch2 wrote:
09 Jul 2023, 16:48
All I can add at the moment is that logging in and adding material via a Google Pixel 6a is quite an experience.😂
Hi Bob; since you have nothing else to do except lie-a-bed and keep in touch via WiFi, might you explain why a Google Pixel 6a is a hassle?
I already know that I find it easier to make posts through my laptop than through my LGK30 Android smartphone - size of screen, keyboard, lack of editing aps etc - but is the Google Pixel 6a particularly bad, or is your comment there because a smartphone feels more awkward than a laptop?

I decided four years ago that if I ended up in hospital here (that is, if I got ill on one of the days when it is open), I'd urge my first visitor to bring my laptop and charger rather than my smartphone and charger.
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BobArch2 wrote:
09 Jul 2023, 16:48
I have responded to CG's emails to me and hopefully he will add some updates.
For those of you who would prefer to spend seven sunny days in Bonavista rather than visit Bob in some un-named hospital in the vast wilderness that is Ontario, I am pleased to announce a competition titled in the interim as "Name those bones"
This link should take you to a set of images of shoulder bones.
Guess which four bones Bob attacked
Bob can judge the answers, and the winner gets a FREE six-month stay right here in Bonavista.
Six months should be long enough for you to accumulate seven sunny days, although at this time of year you might end up staying until next summer.
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... has more exciting news :fanfare: , including news about learning a foreign language, but since he has now demonstrated that he can post on Eileens lounge, I will gracefully (unusual for me) wait for him to explode his news amongst us all.
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Quick recovery, Bob.
Google Pixel 6a is a beaut phone with an exceptional camera ... stick with it. My previous phone was Nokia 8.3; a massive beast to handle.

I guess us elders have all experienced shoulder issues through over use in the days when we used to do the work rather than fronting up cash for someone else to labour. I snapped a shoulder tendon which could not be repaired ... helping an old lady with her ice bound car. Of course, I was the one that fell :groan:
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Update Saturday, July 22, 2023

4 broken bones in left shoulder. They only perform corrective surgery if you are a professional baseball pitcher. For everyone else, time is the healer. Shoulder is not the cause why I am still here.

The problem is that my right knee is in such a condition that I cannot walk. I have Physio every day and improvements are being made. But I am occupying a bed in a hospital that should be put to a use other than physio.

Next week a video conference is being held with family and staff to determine what happens to me. Going home is not an option because the situation is that my issue is complicated with orthostatic hypotension.

I will probably be sent to a convalescent home for two months until my left arm can support me using a walker. When that happens, my orthopedic surgeon will schedule knee replacement.

On a different note, Chris had mentioned language skills. My son pointed me to an app for my Android phone. It is called DUOLINGO and available on Google Play. Not sure if it is available for the iPhone.

It covers many many languages. I have not tried it yet as my neighbours might object to my loud voice.

Stay tuned for updates.

P.S. this message is being written using Gmail. Hopefully a cut-n-paste will work when transferring it to The Lounge.
Regards,
Bob

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Wow, that's quite a lot! All the best, Bob!
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RonH wrote:
21 Jul 2023, 14:34
Quick recovery, Bob.
Google Pixel 6a is a beaut phone with an exceptional camera ... stick with it. My previous phone was Nokia 8.3; a massive beast to handle.
Thanks for your recovery comment. I am working on it.

You are correct in saying the Pixel 6a is beaut phone. My only issue I have is eyesight and big hands! 😊
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HansV wrote:
22 Jul 2023, 13:30
Wow, that's quite a lot! All the best, Bob!
Thanks Hans!
Regards,
Bob

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BobArch2 wrote:
22 Jul 2023, 13:27
P.S. this message is being written using Gmail. Hopefully a cut-n-paste will work when transferring it to The Lounge.
Hi Bob.
Almost.
The bit about hiring your own VBA programmer and language specialist got dropped off the end. Maybe the bit about free air-fare, free board and free lodging along with free access to the local public library triggered some sort of scam filter with the frequency of "free"?

Thanks for correcting my interpretation of your ailments. I stand corrected.
And hope that before too long you too can stand; even if not corrected :cheers: :grin: :thumbup:
Cheers, Chris
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BobArch2 wrote:
22 Jul 2023, 13:27
I will probably be sent to a convalescent home for two months until my left arm can support me using a walker. When that happens, my orthopedic surgeon will schedule knee replacement.
OK. Now this makes sense. No Knee replacement until you can walk with a walker, and no walking with a walker until your shoulder is strong enough to support you.
Cheers, Chris
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