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klemptor @startrek.website

don't keep sweatin' what I do 'cause I'm gonna be just fine

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If you could design your own body and hit a button and have it immediately implemented, would you keep your natural self or would you make changes?
  • Recovery was a combination of frustrating and boring. I was on crutches for about 3 weeks, then down to 1 crutch for another week, then finally no crutches and I was allowed to drive. You will definitely need to navigate the stairs on crutches, but your physical therapist will teach you how.

    The drive home after surgery was pretty awful (thanks, City of Philadelphia, for having such prodigious fucking potholes!) and the first few days were rough. I actually wasn't in too much post-surgical pain, but every little thing was a hassle. There are certain restrictions as to how to can move, how you can sit, etc which were not always easy to work with. For example, I wasn't allowed to bend past 90° at the waist, so my husband had to help me get dressed, or pull up my pants after I used the bathroom, etc. He was a champ but it's really frustrating to have to rely on someone for things like that. Showering was also difficult, even though I had a shower stool. I was prescribed oxycodone for the first 5 days after surgery, which gave me the most severe, painful constipation. In retrospect I probably could've gotten by with just extra-strength tylenol. Sleeping was awful - I was only allowed to sleep on my back or my nonsurgical side, and nighttime is when the pain was the worst.

    For the first 2 weeks a physical therapist came to my house 2-3 times a week, and also a nurse visited 3 times. I had some simple physical therapy exercises to do twice a day for the first 3 weeks, plus I had to use a continuous passive motion machine for four hours each day. Aside from physical therapy exercises, you're supposed to make sure you get up and move around every hour to prevent blood clots, but otherwise you're more or less bed bound for the first few weeks. I read so many books and watched soooooo much Star Trek!

    Once I was off the crutches and allowed to drive, I made quick progress. I went to physical therapy twice a week and made sure to do my exercises every day. I think it helped that I was already in good shape before the surgery due to weightlifting, and I was really motivated to get back to lifting as soon as I could. At around 5 or 6 weeks after surgery I was doing kettlebell squats in physical therapy, and by 8 weeks I was doing deadlifts in PT. At that point I started back in the gym with my personal trainer, and I also continued seeing my physical therapist twice a week. No jogging/running or jumping until the 3 month mark.

    At 3 months post surgery, I had a follow-up with my surgeon, and he cleared me to return to all activities with the caveat that I ramp up slowly. So now I'm 4 months post-surgery and I can do everything I was doing before surgery - weightlifting, hiking, biking - but I'm still working my way back to the weights and intensity I was at prior to surgery.

    I definitely notice an improvement in my hip. I'm middle-aged, and the surgeon made sure I understood that the surgery wasn't going to give me a perfect hip like a young person would have, which helped set reasonable expectations. And despite the frustration of surgery, I'm glad I did it. I still have some pain if I overdo it, or if I sleep on it weirdly, but it's a lot more flexible and resilient than it was before surgery.

    This turned into a wall of text, but I hope it's useful to you. Good luck and let me know if you have any questions!

  • If you could design your own body and hit a button and have it immediately implemented, would you keep your natural self or would you make changes?
  • I've got 2/3 of those (my cholesterol is fine). I just had the impingement fixed in March along with the labral tear it caused, and recovery has been annoying but worth it. I'm back to all my regular activities! If you're interested, I really recommend looking into surgery.

  • If you could design your own body and hit a button and have it immediately implemented, would you keep your natural self or would you make changes?
  • I would absolutely:

    • Get rid of anxiety (assuming there's some genetic component to this - seems like all the women in my family have it)
    • Change my eye color from hazel (mixed green & brown) to full green
    • Add about 5 inches of height (I'm only 5'0")
    • Add gills to my sides that deploy at will when under water, but otherwise are hidden
    • Fix that annoying "it went down the wrong pipe" design flaw
    • Add a nictitating membrane to help fix my dry eyes
    • Wings? Maybe!
  • Are gifs broken?

    Since the last release, I find that gifs won't play in Jerboa anymore. For example, this comment just appears as a static image for me, even when I click on it. Do you see the same behavior?

    Edit: solved by user merde alors:

    >did you enable "auto play GIFs" in settings>look&feel ?

    Then close and reopen the app and that should fix it.

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    cute dogs, cats, and other animals @lemmy.ml klemptor @startrek.website

    My favorite lady stuck her head in the lilac bush

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    My favorite lady stuck her head in the lilac bush

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    The Visitor

    I recently had surgery and while I recover, I've been doing a DS9 rewatch. I just watched The Visitor and I swear, no matter how many times I see this episode, it's always a gut punch. What a beautiful, sad story. Is it even possible to watch it without crying? I almost skipped it because I didn't want to cry today :'(

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    cute dogs, cats, and other animals @lemmy.ml klemptor @startrek.website

    Update on my favorite lady 💚

    A few weeks ago I posted that my greyhound Greta was in the hospital, and so many of you left such nice comments and well wishes - thank you! She's been back home for a couple weeks now and is doing great.

    Here she is with her latest bandage (featuring a G💚 decoration because my vet's office is the best!):

    !

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    Update on my favorite lady 💚

    A few weeks ago I posted that my greyhound Greta was in the hospital, and so many of you left such nice comments and well wishes - thank you! She's been back home for a couple weeks now and is doing great.

    Here she is with her latest bandage (featuring a G💚 decoration because my vet's office is the best!):

    !

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    Decrease swipe sensitivity, and add vote coloration?

    Jerboa devs, thank you so much for the latest updates - I'm really digging the swipe-to-vote functionality! I do find that it's a little too sensitive and registers votes when I'm simply trying to scroll up or down in my feed or a comments section. I guess I don't always scroll in a perfectly vertical path. Would it be possible to decrease the sensitivity for the swipe-to-vote - maybe requiring a greater deviation from the vertical before a vote registers?

    Another really helpful feature would be to add vote indicators to the right of comments - the entire rightmost edge of the comment could have a color matching the vote I gave it, or no color if I haven't voted. Often if I'm reading a long comment I upvote it halfway through, then by the end of the comment I can't remember if I've voted so I have to either long-press or scroll back up to find out. Color indicators in the margin would be helpful!

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    My favorite lady

    My little old lady is in the doggo hospital right now (she will be fine) and I miss her and her sweet lil pointy face.

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    Please share pics of your dogs to cheer me up, especially if there are any grey owners here!

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    cute dogs, cats, and other animals @lemmy.ml klemptor @startrek.website

    My favorite lady

    My little old lady is in the doggo hospital right now (she will be fine) and I miss her and her sweet lil pointy face.

    !

    Please share pics of your dogs to cheer me up, especially if there are any grey owners here!

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    Help me get glass skin in my forties!

    I've always had pretty nice, low-maintenance skin but now that I'm in my forties I find it needs extra attention. One thing I'd really like to improve is getting the glassy look. It seems like most women who achieve this are pretty young and/or on tret. I don't want to try tret because I'm very pale and already sun-sensitive. (At this point I've lost count of how many atypical things my dermatologist has lopped off, despite religiously using mineral sunscreen!)

    My current skincare routine is here. It's definitely made a difference for me but I'm looking to refine it.

    What can I tweak to get glass skin? Or is it even possible at my age without tret?

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