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Old 04-17-23, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
What, a thousand miles, give or take?
789 each way which means 3 days driving for this old man, one of those days a tad longer than I prefer
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
How long's it been since you heard that word?
He just posted it.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06

This thread needs more Simon.

it's not just fun. It's a memory game. It keeps away the olds.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS

it's not just fun. It's a memory game. It keeps away the olds.
We got a knockoff Simon BITD. It was white plastic and octagonal.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
789 each way which means 3 days driving for this old man, one of those days a tad longer than I prefer
Man that's not even as far as Boulder from here.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
How long's it been since you heard that word?
I'll have a bottle of Dristan and a bottle of Doan's please.

I remember doing inventory at a drug store in Sun City circa 1985 and they had tooth brushing powder. Up until then I never knew that was an option.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
it's not just fun. It's a memory game. It keeps away the olds.
BillyD needs more intellectually stimulating content to keep his brain from turning to mashed potatoes. Your music video posts aren't cutting it.
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Dristan is still on the market.
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I look back now from my relaxed retirement status and find I really miss those days and the stimulating cognitive activity. Gave you a good reason to get up in the morning and endure the travel to work. There's no doubt that the mind is meant to be challenged and stimulated just as the body is. I love the photography and the sports and all the other retirement activities, but the pleasure of the cognitive challenges is missing and irreplaceable.
my takeaway from this is; you don't find the mental jousting on here with @Velo Vol very cognitively challenging.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Dristan is still on the market.
what about Doan's pills?
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
what about Doan's pills?
Yes.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
He just posted it.
he read it but did not hear it.
#Semantics
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I've never had surgery before, outside of the emergency room. My eye surgery is tomorrow morning at 9. Outpatient. 8 hours fasted, of course. But why do they want me to bring a change of clothes?
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I've never had surgery before, outside of the emergency room. My eye surgery is tomorrow morning at 9. Outpatient. 8 hours fasted, of course. But why do they want me to bring a change of clothes?
Maybe they're gonna have some EMTs in training cut your clothes off for practice.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
My brain is mud now. The trick is to stay in or find a new challenging activity that will keep your mind sharp. If I had it to do over again I would have stayed with the programming all along, or maybe gone into writing. Or counseling, I love working with the youth. I was always a great writer, I look back now at some of my old work . . . notes, memos, reports, etc . . . and I'm forced to realize I couldn't reach those heights anymore. It's like that was a different person. Then when you see various accomplished people passing away in their nineties, you realize that what kept them sharp for so long was that they enjoyed what they did and they stayed at it till the end.
why not teach the utes about photography? It would be a win-win situation. You could really freak them out by using film that needed developed.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Maybe they're gonna have some EMTs in training cut your clothes off for practice.
That's a thought.
I've since considered that maybe they want me to change before the surgery, in order to be relatively sterile going in.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I've never had surgery before, outside of the emergency room. My eye surgery is tomorrow morning at 9. Outpatient. 8 hours fasted, of course. But why do they want me to bring a change of clothes?
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
My eye surgery is tomorrow morning at 9.
Are you nervous?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I'll have a bottle of Dristan and a bottle of Doan's please.

I remember doing inventory at a drug store in Sun City circa 1985 and they had tooth brushing powder. Up until then I never knew that was an option.
Yep. My Dad not only used toot powder at one time, he also used a smear-on deodorant.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Yep. My Dad not only used toot powder at one time, he also used a smear-on deodorant.
And Brylcreem??
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
For the docs, I’ve had spring and fall allergies all of my life. I can look at my journals and tell within a week or so when I’ll get what docs used to call an allergic cold. Now, I’m told that I’m just experiencing a severe chest cold and it’s a coincidence that I get one between April 10 and 30th every spring and again in the fall every September.

So, does it start with allergies that wreck my system and then make me acceptable to a severe chest cold? Just curious. This latest bout started 4/10 like allergies and became cold-like 4/16. I looked at last years journal and noted allergies the same week and again a severe chest cold a week or so later.

Is there a mechanism at play here or just 70 years of coincidences? Btw, back when docs dispensed their own meds, they always gave me a sandwich tablet, have orange and have white. I figured that it must have been an antihistamine like Dristan which it looked like.
Might be just allergies and might be allergies set stage for infection.

Are you sick?? Or well with congestion and mucus? That will help answer if infection or just allergies.
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looking like i’ll actually be able to eat a decent ride in tomorrow. Stoked.

Good luck Belize.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Might be just allergies and might be allergies set stage for infection.

Are you sick?? Or well with congestion and mucus? That will help answer if infection or just allergies.
No fever. Started coughing up stuff on Saturday but it’s clear. I still feel like it’s allergies as I can pinpoint the start yearly.
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looking like i’ll actually be able to eat a decent ride in tomorrow. .
Sounds delicious.
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