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  1. I would not. I would reserve a 911 call/ambulance if the patient can not be transported safely. Two family members broke their legs in such a way that they could not be transported safely. In those cases it would do more harm to try to move them ourselves plus I felt confident insurance would cover the ambulance fees, although we still had a hefty out of pocket.
  2. I purchased three for 'kids' at Christmas. My DIL fell in love with hers first. She is a graduate student. After she figured out how to use hers, uploading to OneNote and organizing, she helped my high schooler who has been using her Rocketbook since that point. My own college student has yet to convert from paper to the Rocketbook. It just doesn't suit her own note taking process which is very detailed. Although one can use many different colored inks, highlighters, and more, she prefers her own method on actual paper.
  3. We had this same dilemma yesterday. We normally just leave it put together in the basement storage. We are downsizing considerably and that is no longer an option. My husband went on Amazon and found artificial tree bags for a reasonable price. Ordered!
  4. Miranda: BBC comedy (with Chummy from Call the Midwife). Hilarious. Hulu Coupling: Pretty sure Hulu. BBC, a raunchier Friends if you ask me.
  5. Unfortunately, at the same time, my husband had some big event tickets he was going to sell to fund something important we have coming up. They have already tanked about 2 grand in just a few days. Ouch! I told him to SELL now. I have a feeling they are going to tank even more very quickly in the next few days.
  6. Thanks so much.... wonder how long I should wait. Guess I can just keep canceling and rebooking if the prices keep dropping.
  7. Please keep us posted. I have not heard about this. So far, Aimovig has been my biggest game changer.
  8. Well one of my girls needs to shave occasionally because that .02 seconds the hair causes of drag can be the difference between gold and silver. She doesn't shave in between big meets because the drag is good for training. For the older one, yes, it is to fit into society. She has been bullied enough in her life due to differences. She doesn't need one more thing.
  9. Do you want me to tell you what NOT to do????? Mom glances down at DD16 legs and notices her hair has become quite long and dark. Mom: "DD16, I really think you need to shave your legs." Later Mom realizes DD has disappeared up into her room for quite a long time. When she finally reappears Mom asked her where she has been all this time. DD16: "Well you said I needed to shave so I was upstairs watching Youtube videos about how to shave and then I shaved for the first time." Yes, mother-of-the-year award again. I didn't realize she had never shaved!
  10. Well, despite all that, there was very little pain, I was just knocked on my @$$. So to me, that made it easy. And it was nothing like my good friend who had the open abdomen for months on end and had to keep going back into surgery for debridement, etc.
  11. I would say I had an 'easy' recovery and I was down, down, down for a good 6-8 weeks and it took at least 6 months of recovery. I don't remember a thing of the 5 days I was in the hospital. Unusual family situation right now but I had great friends that pitched in and my youngest daughter was just incredible and took care of everything for weeks on end. My arms were weak for 12 months. I had a great side effect of a frozen shoulder on my left side that took 18 months to get back to 90% mobility. My abdomen scar really doesn't bother me at all and I did have easy healing there. I had a good friend that had poor healing with her abdomen and it was open for over 4 months. Guessing that is worse case scenario. Weird side effect is that I don't really have great feeling along my abdomen area/scar but recently I will have occasional itching. However if I go to scratch the itch I don't feel my scratching LOL
  12. DIEP about 18 months ago followed by 2nd phase surgery. I need a 3rd phase surgery and I just don't have the energy for it. Hindsight I would have gone flat. I was a stomach sleeper before all this and I still can not lay comfortably on my stomach. I think I would be able to if I did not have reconstruction. To me, just not worth it. Just my 2 cents. Ultimately, you just have to decide what is right for you.
  13. In Georgia, medical marijuana was finally legalized but they didn't legalize a way to get the marijuana into the state. It has been a huge mess. I've posted before that my mother was one of just a handful in the whole country that had legal medical THC in the 1980s (in pill form). She had it during chemo, and made a huge difference for her. I don't even drink but I am a huge believer in medical cannabis and really don't even have a problem with recreational at this point. A year or so ago I had pretty significant chronic pain following surgery, a post-surgical complication, and since I won't really take opioids either (addiction is very strong in my family), I did finally try CBD/THC oil when I was in a legal state. I didn't notice a huge difference but at least it helped me get through the worst part and kept me off the Rx meds.
  14. My new favorite place is Rock and Brew. But 90% of it is the atmosphere of sitting out on the patio with 80s rock playing which I'm guessing you can't do. I really like their cajun pasta and their gumbo.
  15. The audiology AUD program is 4 years of which the final year is a residency generally somewhere other than your school. Many AUDs are hired where their 4th year residency is, which is why I encourage her to see what the possibility is of doing her 4th year at Walter Reed.
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