Daily Archives: March 18, 2019

New Zealand School Children & A Solitary Man Perform ‘Haka’ To Honor Victims In Mosque Massacre.

by Anura Guruge

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It started yesterday with this powerful, moving Haka by a Maori Motorbike ‘gang’.

Then today a number of schools, to their credit, did their renditions.

Then there was this!

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2019 Spring Equinox In New Hampshire: Wednesday, March 20 at 5:58 pm (Eastern); 21:58 Greenwich.

by Anura Guruge

Happy Spring Equinox 2019.

[It is also called the Vernal Equinox
— that being the Latin for ‘Spring’.]

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I also share with you “Spring“.

Please enjoy.

Sunrise/Sunset for New Hampshire as of the
2019 Spring Equinox.

Notice that it is NOT EXACTLY 12 hours of sunlight on the Equinox.
That is mainly because we are so good at measuring time.
It has to do with the so called precession of the Earth’s axis.
Our rotation WOBBLES like a spinning top.

From, of course (where else), ‘timeanddate.com‘.

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Click here for the ‘timeanddate.com’ original.

As is my custom let me also please share some
catching ‘Allegories of Spring’.

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Check Category ‘astronomy’.

by Anura Guruge

The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — March 18, 2019.

by Anura Guruge

NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

Deltic D5900 Anura Guruge

The also rans:

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Category ‘Six Images’.

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Knee Surgery (2019) For Quadricep Tendon Tear: Able To Stop All Pain Medication After Day #8.

by Anura Guruge

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I had my quadriceps tendon repair surgery,
at ‘
Frisbie Memorial Hospital‘ —
performed by Dr. Charles Blitzer
of ‘Seacoast Orthopedics
on Thursday, March 7, 2019.

March 17 was Day #10.

Pain is still negligible!

Never expected this — in my wildest dreams, i.e., the minimal pain.

I thought I was going to be in agony. Not so. As I said in my very first post, it, i.e., pain control, was miraculous! Don’t know how they do it. But, they appear to have cracked what obviously has been an issue since the advent of life. How to perform major surgery without the patient being crippled by pain during the recovery.

Yes, for the first 50-hours I had a nerve block pain pump attached to my hip. Not sure what was in it, but reading the marketing blurb I gather it was not narcotic.

Other than the nerve block, all I used was Tylenol and Aleve. That was what was recommended. Tylenol first and if that doesn’t cut it, Aleve. I stuck to that initially but by Day #4 just fell into a 3 Aleve a day routine. For over 20-years Aleve has been my pain-medication of choice (next to straight Aspirin). I never take much pain medication, but when I have to I reach for the blue tablets. They don’t seem to bother me too much.

Yes, of course, I can carry on taking Aleve. But, I am a great believer in NOT taking pain medication if I can get away with it. I could be wrong, BUT my thinking is that if I use pain medication sparingly they will be more effective when I do take them. That is my theory.

By the evening of Day #8 pain really was negligible — though I have to admit I am more or less permanently attached to my ice unit. I would even say addicted. I know addiction is bad, so I checked. YEP, you guessed it. Too much cold therapy can be detrimental. So, I have cut back.

Also doing my knee exercises — heel slides. Did 90 on Day #10. I was told to shoot for 30. So, I am close.

No, I am not totally stupid — just partially stupid. So, I realize that the pain could come back, big time, without notice. Do NOT forget that I WROTE the book on “Central Pain Syndrome“.

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by Anura Guruge