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Re: Not a Hippy-but I'm happy
« Reply #140 on: September 29, 2012, 06:11:24 PM »
We want you to come too Pat!!!!! I will take lots of photos. I get a bit snap happy so people will hate me for it!  :)

Wow, Hern ..... a dancing, good looking surgeon as a daughter?!! You need not work another day again!! She could be the next Ronan Treacy or Vijay Bose!! I hope you are being nice to her as she could be giving you some new wings in 30 years time (Not that you will need them as I distinctly remember you saying you were 'riding them babies into the sunset!' .... but its a good back up plan  ;)
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« Reply #141 on: September 29, 2012, 07:20:43 PM »
Count me in for a gathering of the Hippys. Would be great to meet up.  Ka
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« Reply #142 on: September 29, 2012, 07:28:35 PM »
We want you to come too Pat!!!!! I will take lots of photos. I get a bit snap happy so people will hate me for it!  :)

Wow, Hern ..... a dancing, good looking surgeon as a daughter?!! You need not work another day again!! She could be the next Ronan Treacy or Vijay Bose!! I hope you are being nice to her as she could be giving you some new wings in 30 years time (Not that you will need them as I distinctly remember you saying you were 'riding them babies into the sunset!' .... but its a good back up plan  ;)

It has been a trial, Anna - both she and her sister are depressingly good looking (she is close to six feet tall). I tried to get them to tone down their looks in high school by buying them only plaid and convincing them they needed huge glasses to wear, so they wouldn't date and could baby sit, earning money for college.  But my plan backfired since everyone thought they looked 'adorable' and copied them. The best laid plans of Hern and all that.

I think I will eventually have the healthiest skin ever. She is definitely a nagging daughter. 

« Last Edit: September 29, 2012, 07:32:01 PM by hernanu »
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« Reply #143 on: September 29, 2012, 08:32:55 PM »
Hern,
Great when the kids are doing so well. What did you feed your kids?
When you're in London-I'll bring my eldest she's studying vetenary medicine at Bristol Uni-beautiful too at a wonderful 5foot 2!
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ps apologies Mike's original post has been hijacked but I guess it's cos of the happy sentiment
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« Reply #144 on: October 01, 2012, 12:20:25 AM »
Hey toby, I fed them the usual stuff - bright dreams, embarrassing dad moments, thoroughly ignored advice, with a soupcon of hope and a dollop of incredibly overprotective black belt dad security.

In other words, typical dad stuff.

I'm sure my girl would love to meet yours. She is amazingly uncaring that her looks buy her anything, despite the fact that she knows the effect:

Vignette from the summer before high school: We went to a pizza parlor, where the kid taking orders dropped both his mouth open and any semblance of sense when we walked in - he stammered through my order, we paid and as we were leaving, she turned to me and said "I could have gotten that for free"; this brought the full dad in lecture mode out, which she chuckled at and said "I'm going to like high school". It's been downhill ever since.
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« Reply #145 on: October 05, 2012, 08:38:08 PM »
Hello hipsters!
Hope everyone's doing well. I've just bought a wobble board after reading a few posts from people who rated them.
It seems like a bargain for a tenner, and combined with cycling and swimming I feel like I'm working muscles that must have been dormant for years!
Walking in the pool is as good an exercise as swimming but one of the best things so far at my local pool is the water inlet grille at about knee high in the shallow end- I can position my hip in front of it to get blasted with warm bubbly water-absolute bliss-you just have to contend with a few strange looks!
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« Reply #146 on: October 05, 2012, 09:58:50 PM »
Ah the wobble board! Mine was awesome in helping my recovery! I used a wobble
Cushion I bought for a fiver from TKMAX ;D glad your doing well mike!
Danny
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« Reply #147 on: October 18, 2012, 05:18:03 PM »
I've taken the swimming to a new level this last week and noticed a real difference.
We got a long awaited, much needed week in the sun and I got some long sessions in pool and sea every day.
The muscles told me it was working each evening, and I managed to put a sock on fairly comfortably by the end of the week, a small acheivement, but very pleasing!
At three months post op, I want to try and push on and lose the walking stick so I've fixed up some PT for some specialist help- I just hope I get a good one after some of the things I've read about here!
Nice to catch up with all the news here, I've missed it!
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« Reply #148 on: October 18, 2012, 05:53:53 PM »
Ooooh, I have a wobble board! I got it when I hurt my knee. It sounds like it will come in handy again at some point!

Im glad to hear you are doing well Mike ... but im jealous of your holiday!!! Are you going to York for physio or are you going private?

Anna
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Mike D

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« Reply #149 on: October 18, 2012, 06:25:51 PM »
Hi Anna,
It's NHS physio at York Hospital, just sent the form in today. If it takes too long to happen, I'll get a couple of private sessions.
You know the strange ways of the NHS,Anna- who knows when they'll be in touch!
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« Reply #150 on: October 18, 2012, 07:34:12 PM »
Sounds like your doing great Mike! :)
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« Reply #151 on: October 20, 2012, 11:42:24 PM »
Nice one Mike! Keep pushing on  :)
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« Reply #152 on: November 01, 2012, 03:41:39 PM »
Hope you are doing ok Mike.  haven't heard from you in a while which must mean that you are off being Mike and being happy, I hope so.
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« Reply #153 on: November 01, 2012, 07:19:50 PM »
Thanks Sal,
Yes, back to work and pretty much back to normal. Still a long way to go regarding muscle strength but I'm back crawling around fitting kitchens, laying floors,etc.
I still use a cane if I'm walking more than a few hundred yards as it takes all the pressure off the thigh which tightens up really quickly but thats about it.
What about you,Sal? Hope its going well.
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« Reply #154 on: November 01, 2012, 10:01:23 PM »
I'm ticketyboo thanks, struggled pulling our heavy wheely bin up our 40yrd steep drive and still can't cross legs which I probably shouldn't do, but other than that, great. Still a bit weak but the gym should sort that out! Glad you are doing well.... Fitting kitchens, that's hard contortions!
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« Reply #155 on: November 01, 2012, 11:18:43 PM »
YIPPEEEE! Glad to hear both my THR buddies are doing well  ;D

Did you hear from York physio Mike?
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« Reply #156 on: November 02, 2012, 08:00:32 PM »
They do it over the phone now and are due to call me next week. I think its to cut down on any unnecessary appointments, but I've left a message with your mate Jonny-I need to ring him back.
Hopefully he can get me back to strength, I'm looking forward to it!
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« Reply #157 on: November 02, 2012, 09:11:29 PM »
I got a wobble board too!.  When I went for re-hab and they used this. Go one for my birthday and I am now Queen of Wobble Board in our house, probably because I don't anyone else use it un-hassled. 
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