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Posted November 24, 2014 - 02:23 PM

At least the blood wasn't so thin it all leaked out when you perforated your hand.


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Posted November 24, 2014 - 03:10 PM

Back from the Dr office.  The Dr wasn't in, but they called to give him my INR numbers (blood thinning number), and he reduced my warfarin.  My number was higher than needed, but still in the safe zone. Went to Wally World, Home Depot, then Sam's Club.  So glad to be home.  My feet were hurting me, and my right calf swelled up.  Got my leg hiked high for a while before doing the afternoon feeding.


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Posted November 24, 2014 - 03:39 PM

Dr. knew about swollen calf??
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Posted November 24, 2014 - 05:26 PM

Dr. knew about swollen calf??

 

Yep, it's something I have to live with from here on out.  I found out something I never knew....the vessels have check valves to prevent back pressure from building up of fluids.  These check valves provide for positive blood flow, but the blood clots destroy the check valves, so now fluids can back up in the affected area, which is my right calf.  He doesn't want me to wear compression socks just yet, as he feels as active as I am that I will do just as well or better without them.  Time will tell that or not.


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Posted November 24, 2014 - 05:34 PM

Dan - I would not recommend it , but you will find running across a plowed field still possible and enjoyable , eventually .
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Posted November 24, 2014 - 05:50 PM

Didn't no any of that, thanks for the info!
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Posted November 24, 2014 - 06:18 PM

Glad your hand didn't have any lasting swelling, Daniel. I was kind of worried about that. Get some rest. That shopping can wear a guy out, even when you feel good!
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Posted November 25, 2014 - 03:15 PM

:dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana: I now have my Cat 910 loader back in action!  Picked up the starter today after a total going through.  New brushes, both new relays, new bearings/bushings, starter drive, new oil seal, and the armature pickups turned down smooth.  She spins a lot faster now too!   :thumbs:

  It's a bit of a hassle getting the one bolt back in, but 2 feet of extensions and a crows foot (along with a heavy dose of patience) I got it back in.

  Now to feed in a bit, then call it a day.  


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Posted November 25, 2014 - 06:42 PM

Is there anything the Dr. can do about putting in some kind of check valve in your veins?

Glad to hear you got the Cat up and running. Now if you could just figure out how to fix our CAT, he's not been right for a long time. :)
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Posted November 25, 2014 - 06:53 PM

Is there anything the Dr. can do about putting in some kind of check valve in your veins?

Glad to hear you got the Cat up and running. Now if you could just figure out how to fix our CAT, he's not been right for a long time. :)

There's only one 'fix' i can think for that 'Cat', Brian!

Glad you got the loader going again!


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Posted November 25, 2014 - 06:54 PM

Glad you got the 910 starter installed, Daniel. It sure isn't easy working on things that have to go in confined spaces. Like you said... Lots of patience.
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Posted November 25, 2014 - 10:10 PM

There's only one 'fix' i can think for that 'Cat', Brian!

Glad you got the loader going again!

 

I don't that that would even work Kenny!

 

Ditto on the loader Daniel.


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Posted November 26, 2014 - 02:58 PM

Whew...tiring day.  Got the milking done, then started on both water heaters at the milk parlor.  The smaller one has been shut down for a while.  It stayed set at 100F just for washing the cows udders, but wasn't a big deal till cold weather arrived.  First I took out the lower element in the main heater & removed about 4 gallons of mineral deposits.  When the element went out, it also took out the upper thermostat, so it got switched out along with a new lower thermostat also.  Then had problems getting the lower element out of the smaller heater.  Had to bring my small air compressor to the parlor so I could use my air impact gun on it.  It took it right out! 

  Another 4 gallons of mineral from this one too, and found the upper thermostat bad in this one too.  Had one left, so gotta go pick up spare thermostats and a couple elements to keep on hand.  

  I had to put down both sick little heifers, as there was no hope at all for them to survive.  I was hoping both would pass in the night so I wouldn't have to, but they just kept suffering badly.

  Now for a little break before feeding time.  I worked harder today than I should have I suspect.  Sure doesn't sound like that much work when I type the words, but it has been for me.  

  I also called my vascular surgeon who will remove the clot filter.  They made my appointment for Dec 30th to discuss the removal, but my insurance is 15 grand deductible per calendar year.  I asked them if the insurance would consider it an ongoing thing & not apply it to my deductible, but the lady said no, that she needed to move me up closer, so she made it the 18th so I could get it removed before Jan 1.


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Posted November 26, 2014 - 03:54 PM

I picked up a 1/2" impact driver from HF a while back and that thing is great.  Very seldom do I have to break out my air impact driver.


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Posted November 26, 2014 - 04:30 PM

I picked up a 1/2" impact driver from HF a while back and that thing is great.  Very seldom do I have to break out my air impact driver.

 

Oh, I use mine all the time!  Mine is an expensive one I bought at an auction for just $50.  Ingersol Rand I think it is.  Sure is strong.  Gets things loose that Dad's "Earthquake" can't.


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