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KK Chat -- 23 July 2017
« on: July 23, 2017, 07:38:21 pm »
Jul 23 19:24:05 *   KK has joined
Jul 23 19:24:09 <Evie>   Hi KK
Jul 23 19:24:10 <Jemler>   hi eyikl
Jul 23 19:24:18 <The_Bee>   My laptop is slow and probably overloaded.  I'm using my desktop.
Jul 23 19:24:18 <DesertRose>   Hi KK!  Hi Eyikl
Jul 23 19:24:21 <TheDeryni>   Hi Eyikl
Jul 23 19:24:26 <Jemler>   hi kk
Jul 23 19:24:28 <The_Bee>   Hi KK
Jul 23 19:24:30 <Jerusha2>   Hi Eyikl
Jul 23 19:24:36 <Eyikl>   Hi everyone
Jul 23 19:24:40 <KK>   Hi, guys.  Sorry I'm late.
Jul 23 19:24:41 <DesertRose>   We've missed you the last couple of weeks, KK!
Jul 23 19:24:41 <TheDeryni>   Hi KK
Jul 23 19:24:41 <The_Bee>   and Hi Eyiki
Jul 23 19:24:44 <Jerusha2>   Hi KK
Jul 23 19:25:07 <KK>   Yeah, I was out of town both weekends.
Jul 23 19:25:22 <DesertRose>   It happens.  We just missed you, that's all.  :)
Jul 23 19:25:36 <The_Bee>   did you have a pleasant time, KK?
Jul 23 19:25:43 <Jerusha2>   Welcome back
Jul 23 19:27:25 <KK>   Yes.  OSM retreat was good, as usual, though sad because we had to do a memorial service for one of our founding members.  And then, last weekend, we were in Atlanta for 2 days to meet up with Scott's brother and sister-in-law and some 2nd cousins.  Hot, though!
Jul 23 19:27:52 <Evie>   very!
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Jul 23 19:28:28 <The_Bee>   When was the OSM founded?
Jul 23 19:28:32 <Jerusha2>   Condolences on the first, hope the second was a good time
Jul 23 19:29:09 <KK>   Had a great thunderstorm on Sunday night, though; crashing thunder, lashing rain (3-4 inches, spectacular lightning.  We were actually in Greenville, SC for that, on way home.
Jul 23 19:29:30 <KK>   1989, I do believe.
Jul 23 19:29:41 *   JudyWard ( has joined
Jul 23 19:29:47 <Evie>   We're having one here now
Jul 23 19:29:49 <The_Bee>   Hi Judy
Jul 23 19:29:57 <Jemler>   hi judyward
Jul 23 19:29:58 <Jerusha2>   Hi JudyWard
Jul 23 19:30:00 <TheDeryni>   Hi JW
Jul 23 19:30:07 <Evie>   KK, I made the Mini-Deryni a history book.  ;-)
Jul 23 19:30:13 <KK>   Rode on the big Wheel in Atlanta, that was put up for the Atlanta Olympics.
Jul 23 19:30:15 <JudyWard>   Hi, everyone! I'm late; had to go buy cat food.
Jul 23 19:30:17 <Jerusha2>   We just have rain
Jul 23 19:30:58 <JudyWard>   Wish we would get just a sprinkle. It's all around us but not HERE.
Jul 23 19:31:03 <Evie>   With text.  Not your text, though.  I can't retype an entire trilogy that small!  :-D
Jul 23 19:31:18 *   Eyikl ( has joined
Jul 23 19:31:24 <The_Bee>   We're post-heatwave, pre-cooling
Jul 23 19:31:33 <Jerusha2>   Rehi
Jul 23 19:31:35 <The_Bee>   rehi Eyiki
Jul 23 19:32:10 <Evie>   brb, going to check the kitchen to make sure our leak repairs are holding up
Jul 23 19:32:17 <TheDeryni>   I'd love to know how many cats are attached to this chat room om. Has to be a big number. :)
Jul 23 19:32:19 <Jerusha2>   We are still waiting for summer🙁
Jul 23 19:32:34 <JudyWard>   2 cats outside & 1 inside here
Jul 23 19:32:51 <Jerusha2>   Leak repair?
Jul 23 19:32:55 <KK>   Are you asking how many cats we have, in total?
Jul 23 19:32:57 <DesertRose>   Hi JudyWard and rehi Eyikl
Jul 23 19:33:07 <JudyWard>   Hi, DR & Eyiki
Jul 23 19:33:08 <The_Bee>   1 cat here, unless Mickey comes caling
Jul 23 19:33:09 <Eyikl>   mke that two cats inside.
Jul 23 19:33:12 <Evie>   2 here
Jul 23 19:33:18 <DesertRose>   I think TheDeryni is asking how many kitties all the chatters combined have.
Jul 23 19:33:19 <KK>   4 here.
Jul 23 19:33:20 <TheDeryni>   Yes KK
Jul 23 19:33:20 <Eyikl>   hi Judyward
Jul 23 19:33:25 <Jerusha2>   DS3
Jul 23 19:33:36 <DesertRose>   Shiral has two.  JastaElf has at least four.
Jul 23 19:33:38 <DesertRose>   I have one.
Jul 23 19:33:46 <Eyikl>   I have three cats
Jul 23 19:34:08 <KK>   I would guess close to 2 dozen, in all.
Jul 23 19:34:21 <Jerusha2>   DS3 is alerting to cats.  Kind of stops breathing.
Jul 23 19:34:28 <TheDeryni>   Heh. Like I said, big number. Nice!
Jul 23 19:35:03 <Eyikl>   I counted 19.
Jul 23 19:35:24 <JudyWard>   pretty near 2 dozen
Jul 23 19:35:30 <Jerusha2>   So no cats for me😟
Jul 23 19:35:41 <Jemler>   1 dog.
Jul 23 19:35:45 <JudyWard>   sorry Jerusha. Cats are so great!
Jul 23 19:36:07 <Jerusha2>   Sigh, I know
Jul 23 19:36:11 <JudyWard>   Of course we have 3 dogs
Jul 23 19:36:19 <Jemler>   dogs are better!
Jul 23 19:36:45 <TheDeryni>   That was something I wanted to ask about for a long time.
Jul 23 19:36:56 <Eyikl>   Meh. Depends on  temperment.
Jul 23 19:36:57 <Jerusha2>   Two aged whippets.   Blessed their pointed noses
Jul 23 19:37:04 <DesertRose>   I don't think that's a fair assessment, Jemler.
Jul 23 19:37:07 <TheDeryni>   Number of cats, I mean
Jul 23 19:37:30 <DesertRose>   I grew up with both cats and dogs, and I like both, but not everyone's living situation is good for a dog or even a pet at all.
Jul 23 19:37:30 <The_Bee>   but you don't need to take a cat for walkies in a snowstorm
Jul 23 19:37:59 <DesertRose>   I wouldn't have a dog in my current living situation.
Jul 23 19:38:06 <JudyWard>   that's true. Right now we can't take our dogs anywhere, too hot!
Jul 23 19:38:33 <KK>   Our dogs take themselves for walkies in snowstorms.  But they have nearly 2 acres on which to romp.
Jul 23 19:38:52 <DesertRose>   A) Tiny apartment is tiny, and even little dogs need exercise, B) Tiny apartment is also on the fourteenth floor in a building with sometimes unreliable and/or incredibly slow elevators, so taking a dog outside when needed could be difficult and/or messy.
Jul 23 19:38:58 <JudyWard>   That's nice! 2 acres; mine would love it!
Jul 23 19:39:01 <Jerusha2>   Jerusha smiles sagely (northern Canada)
Jul 23 19:39:11 <The_Bee>   I like both, but I live with a one-pet per apartment rule.
Jul 23 19:39:22 <DesertRose>   Yeah, that's the rule here, too, Bee.
Jul 23 19:39:25 <DesertRose>   One critter per flat.
Jul 23 19:39:38 <JudyWard>   That's sad!
Jul 23 19:39:53 <DesertRose>   Thus, it's easier for me (and better for the pet) to have a cat.
Jul 23 19:40:00 <Jemler>   considering how independent cats are, can they really be called 'pets'?
Jul 23 19:40:06 <DesertRose>   Sure
Jul 23 19:40:14 <DesertRose>   Carys snuggles on me all the time.
Jul 23 19:40:18 <JudyWard>   They think we are their servants
Jul 23 19:40:30 <Evie>   I'm not sure Luke really counts as a cat, if independence is a qualifier.  LOL!
Jul 23 19:40:44 <Jerusha2>   So do whippets
Jul 23 19:40:54 <Evie>   He's more like a boneheaded mutt in a cat-shaped body
Jul 23 19:41:03 <DesertRose>   I mean, she doesn't require that I pay attention to her every second I'm awake, but she's super cuddly.  When she wants to be, of course, because cats, but "when she wants to be cuddly" tends to happen multiple times a day.
Jul 23 19:41:04 <The_Bee>   Melantha will climb inso my lap, but she doesn't lke to be picked up.
Jul 23 19:41:11 <JudyWard>   He was a dog in his last life
Jul 23 19:41:16 <DesertRose>   Ca-dog.
Jul 23 19:41:21 <TheDeryni>   I've had 2 cats in my life. One was named Princess and the other PITA.
Jul 23 19:41:28 <JudyWard>   good one DR
Jul 23 19:41:33 <DesertRose>   That's what my stepdad calls Merlin, because while he looks like a cat, he acts like a dog.
Jul 23 19:41:38 <Jerusha2>   🙂
Jul 23 19:41:48 <DesertRose>   ("he" being Merlin, not my stepdad!)
Jul 23 19:41:53 <Evie>   Gigi is a little Empress, but she's an affectionate little despot
Jul 23 19:41:58 <JudyWard>   We had one named Zorro & we said he was a dat.
Jul 23 19:42:04 <DesertRose>   LOL!
Jul 23 19:42:06 <DesertRose>   I like that, JudyWard
Jul 23 19:42:23 <JudyWard>   TY
Jul 23 19:42:36 <Evie>   Dat works better than Cog
Jul 23 19:42:43 <TheDeryni>   PITA=Pain In The (um) Arse
Jul 23 19:42:58 <JudyWard>   I knew someone who named their cat PITA
Jul 23 19:43:01 <Jerusha2>   KK, any writing news?
Jul 23 19:43:03 <The_Bee>   When I came hope post-surgery, Melantha got a bit more clingy than before.
Jul 23 19:43:03 <Evie>   That should be Luke's middle name
Jul 23 19:43:16 <TheDeryni>   :)
Jul 23 19:43:27 <DesertRose>   One of my ex's dog's littermates got called DA, for Dumb Arse.
Jul 23 19:43:33 <The_Bee>   home not hope
Jul 23 19:43:46 <DesertRose>   Hopefully DA's adoptive family renamed him.
Jul 23 19:44:13 <KK>   No writing.  I took some notes with me to Atlanta, since it was a long drive, but never cracked a book.
Jul 23 19:44:45 <DesertRose>   Evie, yeah, "cog" makes me think of machine gears and the like!
Jul 23 19:44:55 <Jerusha2>   Still working towards it?
Jul 23 19:45:24 <DesertRose>   Perils of being the stepdaughter of a journeyman machinist.  :)
Jul 23 19:45:35 <Eyikl>   What type of breakfast can you make with a cracked book, I wonder?
Jul 23 19:45:58 <JudyWard>   A dry one
Jul 23 19:46:04 <Jerusha2>   Page-cakes
Jul 23 19:46:23 *   DesertRose loads the trebuchet up with a bunch of minnows and flings them at Jerusha2.
Jul 23 19:47:12 <Jerusha2>   Jerusha grabs a frying pan in hope of dinner
Jul 23 19:47:14 <TheDeryni>   I'm traveling within my city, so I'm going to drop Wi-Fi. Be back soon.
Jul 23 19:47:15 <DesertRose>   LOL
Jul 23 19:47:31 <DesertRose>   Okay, TD.
Jul 23 19:47:57 <Evie>   See you later, Deer
Jul 23 19:48:45 <Jemler>   i remember a book i read once. something about cats ruling the world enslaving humans. the planet had a ring, like saturn, and humans from earth arrived. can't rememver the name though.
Jul 23 19:49:03 <Jemler>   tstorm here.
Jul 23 19:49:17 <JudyWard>   Send some rain here, please
Jul 23 19:49:23 <Jerusha2>   Moon of Three Rings
Jul 23 19:49:31 <Evie>   Our thunderstorm just passed through
Jul 23 19:49:39 <Jerusha2>   But not cats
Jul 23 19:50:04 <Jerusha2>   Or not
Jul 23 19:50:17 <The_Bee>    brb
Jul 23 19:50:22 <Eyikl>   A series by C.J Cherryh had humans as aliens and a feline race. The felines didn't enslave the humans though; some other reace did that.
Jul 23 19:52:36 <JudyWard>   I wrote a cat story this morning. A friend said my dog stories didn't give equal time to cats, so I wrote him one.
Jul 23 19:52:49 <Eyikl>   :)
Jul 23 19:53:13 <Jerusha2>   Equal time is OK
Jul 23 19:53:19 <JudyWard>   Very short story 80)
Jul 23 19:53:35 <Eyikl>   My mom wrote me mouse stories based on simlar logic.
Jul 23 19:53:45 <JudyWard>   8)
Jul 23 19:54:18 <Jerusha2>   Short tails?
Jul 23 19:54:27 <JudyWard>   LOL, J
Jul 23 19:54:35 <The_Bee>   My mom used to tell stories about a leprechaun and his family.
Jul 23 19:54:48 <JudyWard>   One of my uncles used to make up stories about tante bogus & scare us.
Jul 23 19:55:07 <Eyikl>   Tante Bogus?
Jul 23 19:55:27 <Jerusha2>   Sounds Grimm
Jul 23 19:55:35 <JudyWard>   Roughly French for False Aunt, right, someone who speaks French?
Jul 23 19:55:47 <JudyWard>   LOL, Jerusha you're on a roll!
Jul 23 19:56:21 <DesertRose>   "Tante" is "aunt" in French, but "false" would be "faux."
Jul 23 19:56:54 <JudyWard>   I think it was because an aunt should be nice to you but his were scary
Jul 23 19:57:16 <The_Bee>   Would the feminine be faute?
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Jul 23 19:57:44 <DesertRose>   Sounds like maybe a Cajun/Creole cryptid-type concept, though.
Jul 23 19:57:53 <JudyWard>   Beats me. I took 2 yrs of French and can hardly say "how are you?"
Jul 23 19:58:03 <DesertRose>   I don't think so, but I don't remember whether "faux" changes endings depending on gender.
Jul 23 19:58:09 <DesertRose>   Some French adjectives don't.
Jul 23 19:58:16 <JudyWard>   My uncles people came from Russia
Jul 23 19:58:41 <JudyWard>   I don't think faux changes
Jul 23 19:58:42 <DesertRose>   Had he lived in southern Louisiana, though?
Jul 23 19:58:46 <Jerusha2>   Have no French
Jul 23 19:58:53 <DesertRose>   He might have picked up folklore from that area if he ever lived there.
Jul 23 19:58:57 <JudyWard>   Not then, be he did recently before he passed
Jul 23 19:59:13 <The_Bee>   Didn't French used to be the language of the Russian court in the Czar's time?
Jul 23 19:59:15 <JudyWard>   We were living with him in NJ at the time.
Jul 23 19:59:26 <JudyWard>   Yes, Czar spoke French
Jul 23 19:59:32 <DesertRose>   French was the international language of diplomacy for quite a while.
Jul 23 19:59:50 <JudyWard>   My uncle, not the Czar 80)
Jul 23 20:00:05 <Evie>   LOL
Jul 23 20:01:15 <DesertRose>   Incapussitated.  It's Pet Carys O'Clock.
Jul 23 20:01:46 <Evie>   Comment allez-vous, ou Comment as-tu
Jul 23 20:01:47 <JudyWard>   I like that one DR
Jul 23 20:01:53 <DesertRose>   :)
Jul 23 20:02:14 <Eyikl>   ... I think you just coined a new word.
Jul 23 20:02:22 <DesertRose>   Incapupitated is for when your lap is full of dog.
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Jul 23 20:02:35 <JudyWard>   equal time!
Jul 23 20:02:36 <Eyikl>   Hi Alkari
Jul 23 20:02:39 <Alkari>   HI all
Jul 23 20:02:40 <The_Bee>   Hi Alkari
Jul 23 20:02:41 <Evie>   DD called to say she's on her way home and ask if she could give me a makeover. LOL!  Why not.  :-D
Jul 23 20:02:43 <Jerusha2>   Hi Alkari
Jul 23 20:02:44 <Evie>   Hi Alkari!
Jul 23 20:02:49 <JudyWard>   Hi, Alkari
Jul 23 20:02:57 <DesertRose>   No, that's not my creation, although I don't recall the source.
Jul 23 20:03:00 <Alkari>   do you NEED a makeover, Evie?!
Jul 23 20:03:02 <DesertRose>   Hi Alkari
Jul 23 20:03:15 <Evie>   Not really, but DD loves doing makeup
Jul 23 20:03:41 <Evie>   I almost never wear any, unless I know I'm going to be photographed, since flash makes me look washed out otherwise
Jul 23 20:03:47 <Alkari>   Doingmakeup in the evening unless you are going out sounds a little weird.
Jul 23 20:03:52 <The_Bee>   I prefer incapuppitated for dogs..  Pupatated sounds too buch like caterpillars.
Jul 23 20:03:54 <Jerusha2>   What kind of makeover 😄
Jul 23 20:03:54 <Alkari>   Maybe a nice facial though  :)
Jul 23 20:03:56 <Eyikl>   Does she do anything with theater makeup?
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Jul 23 20:04:24 <Evie>   She was in theatre in high school, though I don't know if she did theatrical makeup or not
Jul 23 20:04:36 <Evie>   She just likes playing with it in general
Jul 23 20:04:37 <JudyWard>   Soon have to go feed Hubby
Jul 23 20:04:50 <KK>   I agree about incappupitated and caterpillars.  Incapussitated is better, though.
Jul 23 20:05:06 <Alkari>   I can't wait to be able to drive againm so I can go and get a wonderful facial
Jul 23 20:05:25 <Alkari>   Incapussitated - love it, KK
Jul 23 20:05:48 <Jerusha2>   You are doing OK, Alkari?
Jul 23 20:05:49 <DesertRose>   Typing is slow because left arm is full of cat.
Jul 23 20:06:02 <Evie>   Luke, for once, is sitting on the back of my chair and not incapussitating me
Jul 23 20:06:09 <JudyWard>   As it should be!
Jul 23 20:06:14 <Alkari>   Yes thanks - all healing ok.   Have to have chemo though
Jul 23 20:06:32 <DesertRose>   Oh, no, re: chemo.
Jul 23 20:06:33 <JudyWard>   Oh, sorry to hear that!
Jul 23 20:06:33 <Eyikl>   I've heard that theater make-up is fun to do, she might like that if she can.
Jul 23 20:06:33 <Evie>   :-( for chemo, though I'm glad the healing is going OK
Jul 23 20:06:42 <Alkari>   But oncologist says I can do it by tablets and not injections, so I see her again on 8th
Jul 23 20:06:52 <DesertRose>   I mean, it beats the alternative but it sucks.
Jul 23 20:07:01 <Jerusha2>   Bummer. But better to be proactive
Jul 23 20:07:01 <Evie>   That's good at least
Jul 23 20:07:04 <Alkari>   AT least she says I won't lose my hair on this type of thing
Jul 23 20:07:07 <KK>   That sounds promising, Alkari.
Jul 23 20:07:11 <DesertRose>   :)
Jul 23 20:07:15 <The_Bee>   We've had several cancer cases in my family in the last few years.
Jul 23 20:07:21 <KK>   And no hair loss--that's great!
Jul 23 20:07:21 <Evie>   No wig shopping this time around?
Jul 23 20:07:21 <JudyWard>   That's really good!
Jul 23 20:07:34 <Alkari>   LOL - I still have my previous ones!!
Jul 23 20:08:03 <Alkari>   I am just a bit concerned about some of the 'possible' side effects, though I sailed through it all last time
Jul 23 20:08:16 <DesertRose>   Yeah, I hear that.
Jul 23 20:08:19 <JudyWard>   Hope it will go well again
Jul 23 20:08:25 <Alkari>   Me too!!
Jul 23 20:08:28 <Evie>   Yeah. Hopefully the meds won't give you too hard a time
Jul 23 20:08:29 <Eyikl>   good luck
Jul 23 20:08:32 <The_Bee>   What's the term for cancer treatment that uses you dna?
Jul 23 20:08:34 <KK>   Incapuppitated sound pretty dire if your pups are the size of mine.
Jul 23 20:08:41 <Jerusha2>   Side effects are disconcerting
Jul 23 20:08:56 <KK>   What kind of side-effects with the tablets?
Jul 23 20:09:08 <Alkari>   There are various genetic based treatments and also immunology ones - a range of things nowadays
Jul 23 20:09:14 <JudyWard>   My 65 lb girl pup likes to sit in my lap. Then I'm incapuppitated!
Jul 23 20:09:30 <DesertRose>   LOL, JudyWard
Jul 23 20:09:32 <Jerusha2>   Oh my
Jul 23 20:09:33 <KK>   Research marches on. 
Jul 23 20:09:44 <Alkari>   Normal typ eof things KK<but the one that worried me was the possibility of an angina-like chest pain.  IN which case it is: Get to an ER fast.
Jul 23 20:09:51 <JudyWard>   Someday there'll be better cures
Jul 23 20:09:58 <DesertRose>   YIKES!
Jul 23 20:10:20 <Jerusha2>   Oh dear
Jul 23 20:10:30 <JudyWard>   BRB
Jul 23 20:11:31 <Alkari>   It's only a 'possibility' but I still have to be aware of it  *sigh*
Jul 23 20:11:37 <DesertRose>   Ugh.
Jul 23 20:11:48 <Evie>   :-(
Jul 23 20:11:59 <DesertRose>   Hopefully it won't pose a problem, but ugh.
Jul 23 20:12:36 <KK>   When do you start?
Jul 23 20:13:02 <Alkari>   I have to see the oncologist in two weeks, and have a CT scan and blood test as a baseline before then.
Jul 23 20:14:04 <Alkari>   Stupid medical stuff!  AT least I am back home and on mhy own PC, not battling by little iPad in hospital  :)
Jul 23 20:14:27 <Alkari>   Not to mention back in my own bed, eating MY food and and sitting in my comfy chair!!
Jul 23 20:14:32 <Jemler>   i did that for 3 months last year!
Jul 23 20:14:39 <Jerusha2>   Good to be home
Jul 23 20:14:52 <Alkari>   It gets annoying, doesn't it jemler.  How are you going?
Jul 23 20:15:12 <Jemler>   going ok. :)
Jul 23 20:15:49 <Alkari>   that's good to hear
Jul 23 20:16:01 <Jerusha2>   Yes
Jul 23 20:16:18 <Alkari>   I feel like we probably have a mutual hatred of needles and all sorts of medical stuff by now!!
Jul 23 20:16:42 <Jemler>   i have dialysis 3 times a week.
Jul 23 20:16:48 <Alkari>   YUK
Jul 23 20:17:47 <JudyWard>   I hear that's really not pleasant.
Jul 23 20:17:51 <Eyikl>   :(
Jul 23 20:17:55 <Alkari>   There was a funny moment though.  On about the 4th day after surgery, one of the therapists asked me how I was doing and was I sleeping OK?
Jul 23 20:18:40 <Alkari>   I just glared at her and said:  I am on a 2 hour watch - every time I doze off, someone comes in to check my BP and so on, and wakes me up.  SO I am sleep deprived and getting crosser by the hour!!
Jul 23 20:18:54 <Jerusha2>   And the answer was?
Jul 23 20:19:04 <JudyWard>   Isn't that the truth! They won't let you sleep!
Jul 23 20:19:32 <Alkari>   My poor body was crying out for rest, and I kept getting woken up.
Jul 23 20:19:36 <Jerusha2>   Oh dear
Jul 23 20:19:43 <Evie>   Every 2 hours?!  Wow, that's like my sleep schedule in the first 3 months after DS was born. I feel that pain.
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Jul 23 20:20:09 <JudyWard>   TD back?
Jul 23 20:20:17 <TheDeryni>   I think so
Jul 23 20:20:20 <Alkari>   Yes.  I wish they had somne way of taking your BP etc while you were asleep!
Jul 23 20:20:35 <Evie>   wb, deer
Jul 23 20:21:04 <JudyWard>   Someone needs to work on a better way to take BP
Jul 23 20:21:13 <Alkari>   agreed.
Jul 23 20:21:26 <TheDeryni>   They do have a way. But it wakes you up every hour.
Jul 23 20:21:50 <KK>   Well, if they've got you on one of those that leaves the cuff on and inflates automatically, you might be able to sleep through having your arm squeezed.  But I hear you.
Jul 23 20:21:59 <JudyWard>   I had that automated BP last time I was in and it was very annoying!
Jul 23 20:22:50 <KK>   Annoying, yes, but not as annoying as having to have the cuff put back on and then having a stethoscope held to your arm.  Could be worse, and often is.
Jul 23 20:22:53 <Jerusha2>   I can't do the automated.  My arm is too small
Jul 23 20:22:58 <Alkari>   I think they needed to check everything else too, because I was on an epidural with pain control
Jul 23 20:23:14 <TheDeryni>   When I had my cardiac episode, I had an automatic BP machine. And like I said, wakes you up when you are sleeping.
Jul 23 20:23:35 <Alkari>   Brilliant anaesthetic - and a gorgeus and very funny anaesthetist
Jul 23 20:23:36 <JudyWard>   I was glad when they turned it off
Jul 23 20:23:44 <KK>   It's the pits.  But better than not waking up at all.
Jul 23 20:23:44 <Jerusha2>   I'll take the cuff.
Jul 23 20:23:57 <JudyWard>   Exactly, KK
Jul 23 20:24:18 <Alkari>   True KK.  ANd they have to check oxgen levels with that finger clip thing
Jul 23 20:24:38 <JudyWard>   That's not as annoying, though
Jul 23 20:24:40 <DesertRose>   The finger clip thing is better than the adhesive one some hospitals use!
Jul 23 20:24:44 <KK>   That, too, can be left on, and sometimes is, even taped on.  Not too intrusive.
Jul 23 20:25:02 <Jerusha2>   Just relax while we wore you up to everything
Jul 23 20:25:17 <DesertRose>   At least one can easily remove the finger clip to, say, use the bathroom.  A bit more clumsy a process if one's finger is wrapped in adhesive stuff with a wire hanging off it, even if you're disconnected from the monitor itself.
Jul 23 20:25:34 <KK>   In all, being a patient is rarely fun.
Jul 23 20:25:39 <DesertRose>   No, not generally.
Jul 23 20:25:43 <Jerusha2>   I meant wire. Rented fongrr
Jul 23 20:25:49 <Alkari>   Rehab was better.
Jul 23 20:26:00 <Jerusha2>   fingers. Sheesh!
Jul 23 20:26:10 <Evie>   Where do you rent your fongrr from?
Jul 23 20:26:14 <JudyWard>   Finger stumble?
Jul 23 20:26:21 <DesertRose>   That's part of why they try not to keep people in hospital for long periods of time (that, and insurance company bean-counters complaining about the expense!).
Jul 23 20:26:28 <KK>   Fongrrs r us.
Jul 23 20:26:35 <Alkari>   All I wanted to know KK was:  Where is a good Deryni Helaer when you really need one?!!
Jul 23 20:26:39 <DesertRose>   But you do get better rest at home than in hospital, and that's a fact.
Jul 23 20:26:51 <Jerusha2>   Not a reputable firm!
Jul 23 20:26:57 <KK>   The Healers are really rare in our time and place, more's the pity.
Jul 23 20:27:01 <DesertRose>   Used-finger sales lot?
Jul 23 20:27:03 <JudyWard>   True, no place like home (click, click)
Jul 23 20:27:10 <Alkari>   Alas.  :(
Jul 23 20:27:12 <KK>   Amen!
Jul 23 20:27:41 <Alkari>   I kept hoping that Duncan or Alaric could drop by ...
Jul 23 20:27:59 <DesertRose>   And basically no medical problem was ever improved by sleep deprivation.
Jul 23 20:28:15 <Eyikl>   Second-hand stores?
Jul 23 20:28:24 <KK>   Well, need to boogie.  A couple of filet mignons calling my name, and I want to get them cooked before Game of Thrones.  See you guys next week, hopefully on time.
Jul 23 20:28:24 <Jerusha2>   So do we all. 😀
Jul 23 20:28:24 <JudyWard>   LOL!
Jul 23 20:28:38 <Alkari>   Ah yes, GOT EPisode 702.
Jul 23 20:28:40 <DesertRose>   Okay, g'night KK!  Thanks for coming to see us, and have a good week!
Jul 23 20:28:41 <JudyWard>   Have a good one!
Jul 23 20:28:51 <Alkari>   Enjoy KK.  And the steaks
Jul 23 20:28:59 <Jerusha2>   Have a good week
Jul 23 20:29:00 <Eyikl>   Goodnight KK
Jul 23 20:29:07 <KK>   And potatoes to bake (microwave), and corn to nuke.  Try to stay cool and dry this week.
Jul 23 20:29:08 <Alkari>   NIght KK
Jul 23 20:29:09 <The_Bee>   thanks for coming, KK.  Have a good week
Jul 23 20:29:30 <Alkari>   YUM @ potatoes and corn as well
Jul 23 20:29:31 <KK>   Nighters, all.
Jul 23 20:29:37 <DesertRose>   For cool, there's AC.  For dry, well, if one goes outdoors, that's more difficult.
Jul 23 20:29:37 <JudyWard>   "night!
Jul 23 20:29:41 <DesertRose>   Sunshine State my foot!
Jul 23 20:29:46 <DesertRose>   G'night!
Jul 23 20:29:57 *   KK steps onto her Portal, waves goodnight, and disappears in a shower of green sparkles.
Jul 23 20:30:00 <Alkari>   Is it raining where you are?
Jul 23 20:30:04 <DesertRose>   Yes.
Jul 23 20:30:11 *   KK has quit (Quit: CGI:IRC)
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James Herriot (James Alfred "Alfie" Wight), when a human client asked him if animals have souls.  (I don't remember in which book the story originally appeared.)


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