bathsheba
 
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Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 04:54 pm
@devriesj,
You girls are so kind - thank you!

Just took a walk with hubby and dogs in the rain.

Are you ladies at work, or are some of you at home? I'm retired since I broke my wrists in '98, before that was a school secretary. I'd like to know something about y'all if you're ok with that. And BTW how did you guys get your avatars to work? Mine is gone.

Bathsheba
Dianne
littlek
 
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Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 04:58 pm
@bathsheba,
My avatar just stayed - no work here.

How in the world did you break both wrists??
bathsheba
 
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Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 05:07 pm
@littlek,
Guess I will have to figure out how to get the avatar back. It was time for a new one anyway.

How did I break both wrists? I wish I could say it was something fun like skydiving, but I slipped on wet concrete when we were pouring the foundation for our new home. Just went down backwards and snapped them both. It made doing much of anything interesting for quite awhile. No stranger to pain, that's me. Sad
littlek
 
  2  
Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 05:09 pm
@bathsheba,
Yowch!
bathsheba
 
  2  
Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 05:13 pm
@littlek,
Yeah, youch is right. The cure for the sore wrists was nail pounding for me the next year and learning to use a drill.
littlek
 
  2  
Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 05:18 pm
@bathsheba,
Physical Therapy?!
bathsheba
 
  2  
Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 05:23 pm
@littlek,
Yeah, my 'PT' was my German hubby. You vill do more vork!
littlek
 
  2  
Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 05:24 pm
@bathsheba,
Ha! Well, I'm sure it helped to strengthen your wrists.
bathsheba
 
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Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 05:51 pm
@littlek,
Ja, for sure.

Hey - a question for you or anyone - is ice good for bruising? I thought I'd try it on the biopsy spots so am typing holding an ice bag under each arm pit...but I don't want to make things worse.
littlek
 
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Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 05:56 pm
@bathsheba,
Did the doctor suggest icing? I know icing is supposed to help prevent and reduce swelling. I've heard it helps with bruising, as well, but I don't know from experience.
devriesj
 
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Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 06:18 pm
@bathsheba,
Yeah, bath-/dianne, ice is good for bruising. I'm a former med tech in the military. It should help the swelling go down.
About me, right now, I'm a mom of two (girl and boy, 14 & 9) Known affectionately around here as Thing 1 & Thing 2. I'm also a full-time student. Working on my masters in counseling, which I hope to be done with (Lord-willing) this fall.
As for the avatar thing, there's a thread about that around here. Let me look it up for you. Be right back!
devriesj
 
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Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 06:33 pm
@devriesj,
Ok, took me a bit to find. Here's the thread:
http://able2know.org/topic/120899-1
This is the place you post your new avi-:
http://en.gravatar.com/
It's a bit confusing at first. I'll try to give you instructions, and if you have questions you can post here if you want or go to the general headings and see if someone can help you there.
First, obviously, you need to find your new avi-. Have you got one? Otherwise you can google for avatar websites. Anyway, once you find one, you go to the gravatar website and put it there. It basically tells you how there, and then, sooner or later it will show up on a2k. Clear as mud? Hope that helps!
martybarker
 
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Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 06:50 pm
@bathsheba,
Quote:
Is he human? I'd like to put his testicles into one of those mammogram machines............

Laughing

I had my first mammo last year and almost passed out. I had to sit while the technologist kindly fanned me with a pamplet.

Hang in there and be strong.
littlek
 
  3  
Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 07:28 pm
@martybarker,
I know someone who did pass out. She fell and got a concussion. Why does that happen during mammograms? That painful?
martybarker
 
  3  
Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 07:49 pm
@littlek,
I'm a little prone to passing out with painful situations. I had talked myself into thinking it would be a piece of cake and how just how bad could it be anyway!. Well, they really squish you! I think she even got a rib in there.
littlek
 
  3  
Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 08:10 pm
@martybarker,
So it is the pain factor? I am dreading my first visit to the pancake-maker.
devriesj
 
  1  
Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 10:23 pm
@littlek,
The girls felt squished hours after! But they say it's not as bad as it used to be - yikes!
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Miller
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 01:53 am
Digital mammography has improved the whole procedure and it even allows you to visualize the breast tissue and any abnormalities on a screen attached to the machine.
Dutchy
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 03:04 am
Wishing you well Bathsheba and hope the wait won't be to long, want to play more games soon. Smile
jespah
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 03:44 am
Best to you, bathsheba.

Ah, mammograms. The most fun a gal can have with a person-sized waffle iron that emits low dose radiation.
 

 
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