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Old 05-07-2018, 01:03 PM
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OK Surgery over. All seems well and I can use one finger on my right hand because he put in a nerve block. But he put it in one hour and 59 minutes ago and it only lasts 2 hours so i may not be able to finish.

Uh UH, it is wearing off. OUCH %$#&(@##$^ OUCH Thats all Folks.
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Old 05-07-2018, 06:14 PM
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Hand surgery is really Sissy Girly Man surgery and I am almost embarassed that I had it. Man surgery is when they tear off your hand and send it out for repairs.

Grand Marnier and a Pain pill works wonders

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Old 05-08-2018, 06:12 AM
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The Dr. told me I can't lift anything heavier than a tea cup for 3 weeks due to the stitches going across my palm. But I don't drink tea so I assume that doesn't apply to me. I tried to do some work on the rock structure I am building for the new tank and I mixed the cement with my left hand but had some trouble putting the cement on the rocks.. The rocks are heavy and to try to put them in position to be cemented is not easy with my right hand all bandaged up. I pre drilled the rocks and epoxied in stainless steel threaded rods before the surgery so I need to put cement on the parts that touch, then push the rocks together and smear more cement on. But this thing weighs about 10lbs now and I can't seem to get them to stay in position because I need to lift the entire thing, both parts and put bricks under it for support until the cement dries.

My foot doesn't quite reach up to the top of my garage workbench and I tasted the cement and it doesn't taste to good so I can't use my tongue.
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So far I have this. Built it out of 8 smaller rocks held together with stainless steel threaded rod, epoxy and cement. The right end I built with my left hand and knee.

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That looks really good Paul. Wishing you a speedy recovery. If I can be of any help let me know

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Old 05-08-2018, 07:19 PM
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Thanks, I will probably need help when I try to catch everything in my tank and remove all the rocks and gravel to transport. Where do you live?
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I’m in Hicksville.


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That one hand is working I see


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Old 05-09-2018, 06:44 AM
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Yes it is. Now I can use all my fingers but I only need two to type. The big bandage comes off Saturday and the stitches come out the next week. Then I could again bungee jump
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It seems that some corals actually like nitrates of 160 and Phosphates of 2.0.
I have 2 duncans for quite some time and they both are smiling so much if they tilted their head, their brains would fall out. I tell that to my Grand Daughter, Greta and she slowly says "I am tilting my head".
They also eat live worms a couple of times a week.


I don't know exactly what this is but it seems to be some sort of gorgonian. It also seems very happy.



This is some sort of hard coral and grew in 6 months from a tiny frag. (thanks Andy, get me more)


I look for opportunities to put her picture up

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