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KurtfromLaQuinta

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Location: Really deep in the heart of South California
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 24, 2020 - 6:51pm



 sunybuny wrote:

That is Wonderful... it will be some weeks before it hits home but you will be so glad to be pain free soon. I see they stapled you back together. Hubby had all his glued together. Nice, smooth sexy scars -whoot whoot!  


 
Follow up... A new left knee installed yesterday:





 


 
This is the left knee after the right was done last end of September.
I almost got this figured out now.

KurtfromLaQuinta

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Location: Really deep in the heart of South California
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 24, 2020 - 6:48pm



 Coaxial wrote:
Jeez, when you decide you need some time off from work you do it in
style, my friend. Sending quick healing vibes your way K. you are one
tough hombre.
 
Thank you.
It's the hard-headed German genes... I guess.

Antigone

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Location: A house, in a Virginian Valley
Gender: Female


Posted: Feb 21, 2020 - 5:44pm

 

sunybuny

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Location: The West & Best Coast of FLA
Gender: Female


Posted: Feb 17, 2020 - 11:45am


That is Wonderful... it will be some weeks before it hits home but you will be so glad to be pain free soon. I see they stapled you back together. Hubby had all his glued together. Nice, smooth sexy scars -whoot whoot!  

 
Follow up... A new left knee installed yesterday:





 


islander

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Location: Seattle
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 15, 2020 - 7:17am



 Coaxial wrote:
 

Between you and Kurt, they are going to have enough spares to start building terminators. 
Coaxial

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Location: 543 miles west of Paradis,1491 miles eas
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 13, 2020 - 2:34pm

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:


 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
Thanks for the words of encouragement... I think.

Zimmer  has been trying for years to get the "plastic" material to last more that 15 years.
Which, by the way,  was the standard lifespan for knee replacements.
They have now refined it to last twice that long.
I don't think you can beat that lifespan with any other material at this time.
And I'd rather do just this once for each knee.

My dad had his knees done twice. Starting first in the late 80's. Those first one's lasted about 5 years.
He had them replaced again and they started failing in less than 10 years.

I think the choice at this time, is going with what Zimmer has developed.
I don't drink water from plastic bottles... never have. I offset my plastic use way more than throwing all those bottles in the trash that aren't getting recycled.


So far I'm coming along just fine. It's been two full days since I had it done.
Walking around a little. Resting it some. Using the "rocking machine" some.
My first therapy is Friday. Then three days next week. Continuing on for the next month.
I need to get back to work!
 
Follow up... A new left knee installed yesterday:


 
Jeez, when you decide you need some time off from work you do it in style, my friend. Sending quick healing vibes your way K. you are one tough hombre.{#Cheers}
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 11, 2020 - 3:44pm



 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:


 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
Thanks for the words of encouragement... I think.

Zimmer  has been trying for years to get the "plastic" material to last more that 15 years.
Which, by the way,  was the standard lifespan for knee replacements.
They have now refined it to last twice that long.
I don't think you can beat that lifespan with any other material at this time.
And I'd rather do just this once for each knee.

My dad had his knees done twice. Starting first in the late 80's. Those first one's lasted about 5 years.
He had them replaced again and they started failing in less than 10 years.

I think the choice at this time, is going with what Zimmer has developed.
I don't drink water from plastic bottles... never have. I offset my plastic use way more than throwing all those bottles in the trash that aren't getting recycled.


So far I'm coming along just fine. It's been two full days since I had it done.
Walking around a little. Resting it some. Using the "rocking machine" some.
My first therapy is Friday. Then three days next week. Continuing on for the next month.
I need to get back to work!
 
Follow up... A new left knee installed yesterday:





 

Dang! 
miamizsun

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Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 11, 2020 - 2:58pm

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:

Follow up... A new left knee installed yesterday:
 

congrats! you'll be kicking carpet in no time!

if i had six million dollars i'd go bionic
KurtfromLaQuinta

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Location: Really deep in the heart of South California
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 11, 2020 - 1:48pm



 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
Thanks for the words of encouragement... I think.

Zimmer  has been trying for years to get the "plastic" material to last more that 15 years.
Which, by the way,  was the standard lifespan for knee replacements.
They have now refined it to last twice that long.
I don't think you can beat that lifespan with any other material at this time.
And I'd rather do just this once for each knee.

My dad had his knees done twice. Starting first in the late 80's. Those first one's lasted about 5 years.
He had them replaced again and they started failing in less than 10 years.

I think the choice at this time, is going with what Zimmer has developed.
I don't drink water from plastic bottles... never have. I offset my plastic use way more than throwing all those bottles in the trash that aren't getting recycled.


So far I'm coming along just fine. It's been two full days since I had it done.
Walking around a little. Resting it some. Using the "rocking machine" some.
My first therapy is Friday. Then three days next week. Continuing on for the next month.
I need to get back to work!
 
Follow up... A new left knee installed yesterday:





Antigone

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Location: A house, in a Virginian Valley
Gender: Female


Posted: Dec 26, 2019 - 10:16am

 kurtster wrote:

Good old Mr Coffee.  A Cleveland thing.  Mr Coffee himself used to buy his glasses at our shop.
 
The "vintage" ones were my Mom's so pretty ancient. This older one is a Mr. Coffee JUNIOR. lol It still works, so it'll go back up into the attic to be my back up.
kurtster

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Location: drifting
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 26, 2019 - 10:02am

 Antigone wrote:
So, Christmas Eve morning my tiny, ancient coffee maker died, and so I brought down the even more ancient one from the attic. That held me over for a couple days, but today I braved a WalMart (because they had it in stock and at a very good price) and upgraded! {#Cheers}
 
 
Good old Mr Coffee.  A Cleveland thing.  Mr Coffee himself used to buy his glasses at our shop.
Antigone

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Location: A house, in a Virginian Valley
Gender: Female


Posted: Dec 26, 2019 - 9:31am

So, Christmas Eve morning my tiny, ancient coffee maker died, and so I brought down the even more ancient one from the attic. That held me over for a couple days, but today I braved a WalMart (because they had it in stock and at a very good price) and upgraded! {#Cheers}
 
Proclivities

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Location: Paris of the Piedmont
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 26, 2019 - 11:20am



 Lazy8 wrote:
Sure, sort of. You could also make ballet slippers out of Legos...
 

Who told you about my idea?  Clearly there's a leak somewhere...
oldviolin

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Location: esse quam videri
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 26, 2019 - 11:13am



 westslope wrote:


 Red_Dragon wrote:

Anything made of petro-plastic can be made of hemp or soy.
 

So they say.  Show me the items.
 


westslope

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Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: Sep 26, 2019 - 11:09am



 Red_Dragon wrote:

Anything made of petro-plastic can be made of hemp or soy.
 

So they say.  Show me the items.
KurtfromLaQuinta

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Location: Really deep in the heart of South California
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 25, 2019 - 8:37pm

Thanks for the words of encouragement... I think.

Zimmer  has been trying for years to get the "plastic" material to last more that 15 years.
Which, by the way,  was the standard lifespan for knee replacements.
They have now refined it to last twice that long.
I don't think you can beat that lifespan with any other material at this time.
And I'd rather do just this once for each knee.

My dad had his knees done twice. Starting first in the late 80's. Those first one's lasted about 5 years.
He had them replaced again and they started failing in less than 10 years.

I think the choice at this time, is going with what Zimmer has developed.
I don't drink water from plastic bottles... never have. I offset my plastic use way more than throwing all those bottles in the trash that aren't getting recycled.


So far I'm coming along just fine. It's been two full days since I had it done.
Walking around a little. Resting it some. Using the "rocking machine" some.
My first therapy is Friday. Then three days next week. Continuing on for the next month.
I need to get back to work!
islander

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Location: Seattle
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 25, 2019 - 7:57pm



 Lazy8 wrote:
Red_Dragon wrote:
Anything made of petro-plastic can be made of hemp or soy.


Sure, sort of. You could also make ballet slippers out of Legos.

But if you're dead set on the project all you have to do is add enough energy to break the carbohydrates down into hydrocarbon precursor compounds and drive off the unwanted components and purify it to avoid contaminants.

Just burn enough petroleum and ta-da! Petroleum-free polymers!
 
Couldn't you just use a coal fire?

Lazy8

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Location: The Gallatin Valley of Montana
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 25, 2019 - 6:55pm

Red_Dragon wrote:
Anything made of petro-plastic can be made of hemp or soy.


Sure, sort of. You could also make ballet slippers out of Legos.

But if you're dead set on the project all you have to do is add enough energy to break the carbohydrates down into hydrocarbon precursor compounds and drive off the unwanted components and purify it to avoid contaminants.

Just burn enough petroleum and ta-da! Petroleum-free polymers!
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Sep 25, 2019 - 4:02pm

 westslope wrote:
I just took a closer look at those knee replacement parts.   They appear to be petrochemical in origin.

Question:  Should planet-saving heroes refuse medical procedures that use petrochemical products?    As a question of principle?  
 
Anything made of petro-plastic can be made of hemp or soy.
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 25, 2019 - 2:14pm



 westslope wrote:
I just took a closer look at those knee replacement parts.   They appear to be petrochemical in origin.

Question:  Should planet-saving heroes refuse medical procedures that use petrochemical products?    As a question of principle?  
 
The tragedy of plastics is its use where better materials exist but the deciding factor is only the price. In this case, it's difficult to imagine a better material at any price, so that's where plastic should be used.

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