Monday, October 26, 2009

One thing and another

Just in case some of you are Pioneer Woman fans and missed it, you can catch her appearance on the Bonnie Hunt Show HERE. I have never watched that show, but as I was fast-forwarding to Ree's slot, I saw Dr. Greene, of E.R. I just saw him die on the show last week! He seems very genuine. And so does Ree Drummond.
I'm getting along fine with my Mac; oh, there's this one problem that makes me wonder what's going on; I downloaded Open Office, a word processing program. It works just dandy, but it has parked itself on my desktop looking like a little plug-in, and thinks it's a CD. When I try to remove it by dragging it to the trash, it tells me it can't be ejected because it's in use. I know I shouldn't find this hilarious, but I do! The little word processor that thinks it's a CD or DVD! It doesn't cause any trouble; it just sits there looking innocent, and I surf away to my heart's content.
I'm on the verge of making an appointment with my orthopedic surgeon; my knees are hurting enough lately that I find myself avoiding walking, even for small distances. Pain relievers provide me with no relief, even prescription ones; they never did, and I quit taking them years ago; OK, Vicodin relieves the pain, but who wants to be a junkie? Besides, I hate taking pills. I don't hurt when I'm in bed or sitting, although I have to be careful how I position myself or I'm in for a painful pop in one knee or the other; but the less I walk, the fatter I become. I'm sure some of you can relate.
Besides, right now I am insured where Cliff works, and I also have Medicare as my secondary coverage; I imagine it would be wise to do something while I have that much coverage.
If Dr. Strong asks which knee, I'll tell her to take her pick, because they both hurt equally. She won't do both knees at once.
Finally, one of my favorite commenters asked how long I've been blogging and chatting: I found the CTI chat room on AOL not long after I got my first computer, in 1998. It wasn't crazy like most chat rooms, I think partially because you couldn't get there directly; you had to go to a website, then click into chat. Also, it was an "over-fifty" and "Christian" room, so lots of troublemakers weren't interested. Don't get me wrong, though: there were plenty of trolls, especially toward the end. It got to the point of being like junior high, with people accusing others of having cliques, and plenty of gossip and petty jealousies. It turned me totally off the whole chat-room experience, and nowadays, even when the old group of people I care about very much gets together in a private chat, I don't take part. Chat rooms left a very bitter taste in my mouth.
Missing the interaction of the chat room, I haunted a few message boards. Guess what? There are trolls there too! And people who like to argue if your opinion is different from theirs.
That's when I started blogging, so I could say what I darn well pleased; and if people didn't like it, they didn't have to read it. I started my AOL journal in the spring of 2004, and there I found my niche.


14 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I hope you do get some relief for those knees. Mine are troublesome but most of the time some Asprin helps. I know what you mean about the weight. If I lost the 30 pounds of extra baggage I carry all the time I know I'd probably feel better. Sitting behind a desk all day long does not help much. I've tried to remember when I first started on aol. I know I came over to blogger in 2005 after deleating my jounal on aol and then I opened a new one later that same year. I've often thought it a shame that I deleted the first one.

m.v. said...

my mom has the same knee trouble,but is very scared of the replacement- her friend had bad experience few years ago

Hyperblogal said...

Try opening Finder and dragging the little devil to your applications folder. Let me know if that doesn't work.

madcobug said...

I hope you can get those knees fixed quick so you can get some relief. You have some more riding to do on Blue. Helen

Paula said...

Hope you get your knees fixed one at a time and you can continue the things you love to do without the pain.

Mrs. L said...

You can still ride with those knees? The good news is that you'll be so happy when you get new ones. Not the first two days, after that. Be like me and get a couple of hips -- much easier.

Donna said...

Mrs. L, I don't ride much these days. Meesha, I personally know someone who developed staph infection and was very sick after knee replacement; he says he's do it all over again. I also have friends who did NOT have good outcome with knee replacement. I'm about to the point where I'm ready to take the risk.

MissKris said...

Would that be me?! I am blushing and feeling so honored at the moment. Unless it's NOT me...then I'm feeling like an idiot, hahahaha!

Donna said...

MissKris, of COURSE it's you. Who else?

Tango said...

I'm sorry to hear about your knee issue. I think it runs in my family. My Mom had a lot of pain for a long time. She's 73 and has taken up Yoga and her pain has gone away for now. I started having pain and clicking. I swear that I could hear it and wondered if other people did. Anyway, I lost 69 pounds and now don't have those issues anymore.

MissKris said...

Well, I dunno, Donna. I'm such a blabber mouth I just wander here, there, and everywhere all over these little comment boxes. But when I read "I love comments!" I just HAVE to oblige!

Debbie said...

I hope if you have knee replacements it gives you relief from the pain. My Dad lived with hip pain for many years and was being sent to different Drs. who couldn't see a problem on any of the test they had run on him. Finally, after 10 years he was sent to a Dr. who had newer and better testing equipment and the problem showed up clearly. His hip replacement was a perfect fit which according to the Dr. was unusual for one to fit so nicely. He does have to be very careful in order not to knock it out of place because his Dr. told him if it came out of socket the surgery would be much more painful than the original surgery. I hope you have as great a result with knee replacement as Dad did with his hip replacement. I know the therapy for knee replacement after surgery is much more intense than for hip.

Here's another chuckle for you to go along with your program not being ejected because it's in use..my word verification is nocrabb.

Though I don't comment much, I enjoy reading your blog. I'm glad you found your niche for all of us to enjoy.

Lindie said...

I am planning on getting my right knee done this spring or maybe sooner. I am worried about the health care system right now and want to get it done before I reach "medicare" age. Don't want anyone to tell me no! Just had my gall bladder removed so want to wait a bit and make sure I have no after affects.

Nita said...

I don't think I've ever commented on your blog but read it all the time. I found you by way of PW. My dh and I also have horses and a bike. Love those road trips, don't you?
Wanted to say thanks for posting the link to PW's segment.