My friend Bob Archell

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ChrisGreaves wrote: ↑
22 Jul 2023, 14:06

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
Not a problem Chris, I will always be ready willing and able to correct you! (GDRLH)
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Best wishes for a rapid and painless recovery Bob
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Bob, hang in there!!

I'm a veteran of a hip and a knee replacement and working to get a schedule to replace the other knee joint. I hope your experience will be like mine, very successful and restoring lost quality of life.

If you need a good orthopedic surgeon we have one here at Baylor, Scott and White Medical Center named Kirby Hitt who is perhaps the best in the US. He did both my joint replacements and both my wife's knees. I have spoken with countless others who have have the same success. IDK if your Canadian health care will accommodate surgery done here, but if it will I highly Dr. Hitt.

Get better soon. The physio will help a great deal, IME. :chocciebar: :cheers:
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I have this day received another email from Bob.
It is too depressing to post here, so y'all will have to wait until he posts something about his fever, coughing, isolation, two broken ribs, deferred physio etc etc etc.

I refuse to post the bit about drugs because we don't talk about that there here, do we?

:sad: Chris
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That's very sad! Hang in there, Bob!
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Bob, know that you have friends here that are pulling for you.

Get better quickly and well soon!
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Thinking of you Bob
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The physio staff recommended getting an abdominal binder to ease the process of controlling breathing and BP. I got one, they wrapped me in it on the first couple of days and I took over from there.

Last weekend I developed a cough then late Wednesday evening things took a turn for the worse. Late Wednesday night I started getting pains in my right side every time I coughed or inhaled or exhaled.

On Thursday morning when vitals were being taken they found I was running a fever of 38.1.

Now coughing and running a fever in a hospital gets staff uptight. πŸ™‚

They ran a battery of tests and lo and behold, they found I had 2 broken ribs on my right side.

Caused by heavy coughing? Caused by the abdominal binder?

Always possible.

Since hospitals do not like coughing and fevers, staff immediately put on gowns, masks and plastic face guards and then moved me to an isolation room on the Thursday. Boy it is quiet in here.πŸ™‚

Friday was supposed to be scheduling my transfer to a convalescent home, which is now on hold.

It is a Civic Holiday on Monday so we will see what happens on Tuesday.

On a positive note, Tylenol has eased the pain making me more comfortable.

Dah, Dah, Dah, Dat's all folks!
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Bob

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Bob, orders from yer uncle: No more setbacks! Only progress toward perfect health!
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HansV wrote: ↑
06 Aug 2023, 21:35
That's very sad! Hang in there, Bob!
Doing the best I can Hans. I hope I have completed this run of bad luck and look forward to better days. :grin:
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BobH wrote: ↑
06 Aug 2023, 21:38
Bob, know that you have friends here that are pulling for you.

Get better quickly and well soon!
Thanks Bob! I certainly intend to. My orthopedic surgeon is waiting for the day I can use a walker supporting myself with two hands so he replace the bum knee. Lee Majors will be left in the dust :hairout:
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06 Aug 2023, 21:44
Thinking of you Bob
Thank you StuartR, very kind of you. I will beat this. I am only 82 and with Newfie genes. My mother lived short of 103 YO by a month. I have a target to match or beat. :smile:
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Good to see you online!
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BobH wrote: ↑
06 Aug 2023, 23:52
Bob, orders from yer uncle: No more setbacks! Only progress toward perfect health!
:grin:
YES SIR! WILL COMPLY,... SIR !!!

Thanks for the kind words Bob :thumbup:
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HansV wrote: ↑
07 Aug 2023, 11:12
Good to see you online!
Thanks Hans! I will be glad when back home so I can use my desktop or even iPad to communicate

When one is 6'4" with all thumbs, tis hard to type. :laugh:
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BobH wrote: ↑
06 Aug 2023, 23:52
Bob, orders from yer uncle: No more setbacks! Only progress toward perfect health!
It's no good Bob; I've tried telling him to smarten up, but he ignores me (yes, ME!).
He won't even consider a leisurely cycling trip to stay with me and be pampered with my mother's cooking. :sad:
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Even the "extra" of a boat cruise (neither up nor down the Rhine or the Rhone) can tempt him.
Thanks for trying anyway ...
Cheers, Chris
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ChrisGreaves wrote: ↑
07 Aug 2023, 11:47
BobH wrote: ↑
06 Aug 2023, 23:52
Bob, orders from yer uncle: No more setbacks! Only progress toward perfect health!
It's no good Bob; I've tried telling him to smarten up, but he ignores me (yes, ME!).
Now, now Chris, console yourself. I would never do anything to harm our comradeship. You are a good friend. That trip is too long for a casual bike ride. But other means of transportation may one day be considered. :grin:
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BobArch2 wrote: ↑
07 Aug 2023, 13:01
Now, now Chris, console yourself. I would never do anything to harm our comradeship. You are a good friend. That trip is too long for a casual bike ride. But other means of transportation may one day be considered. :grin:
Well, if Mohamed must mount his mountain bike, then - No, Hang about. ...
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It doesn't have a decent cross-bar.
If it did I'd coast downhill to Pickering and pick you up ("Where are YOU off to?". "I'm going to pickering up Bob!") and bring you back here myself.
Cheers, Chris
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It's good to see you in such good spirits Bob. Let me join in the others in wishing you all the best.

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GeoffW wrote: ↑
07 Aug 2023, 20:57
It's good to see you in such good spirits Bob. Let me join in the others in wishing you all the best.
Thank you Geoff.

One must always think positive! :hairout:
Regards,
Bob