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Nel last won the day on October 7 2017

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  1. Five Lettered Word Game

    Story tellers and nest dwellers. Cloud
  2. My Husband

    Have you made any diet changes since your surgery, Nurk? That's one thing that I constantly have to monitor regarding my husband. He's great about limiting sodium. But sweets are a different story.
  3. Coroner's Report/Petty Family Update

    Sadly, this is one of the drugs listed on Tom's toxicity report that likely was not prescribed by his doctor: Acetylfentanyl (acetyl fentanyl) is an opioid analgesic drug that is ananalog of fentanyl.[4] Studies have estimated acetylfentanyl to be fifteen times more potent than morphine.[5][6] It has never been licensed for medical use and instead only been sold as a designer drug. We can question doctors for prescribing, both, oxycodone and fentanyl to a recovering heroin addict, but acetyl fentanyl and., I think, despropionyl fentanyl were likely acquired elsewhere.
  4. Coroner's Report/Petty Family Update

    Well, I'm not gonna play doctor. But I will repeat a very common medical fact regarding joint problems, as well as osteoporosis; AGE plays a major role bone health. Tom's autopsy didn't include any information on whether or not he had osteoporosis, If it did, then I missed that. We have known, since his death, that Tom fractured his hip shortly before the tour was to begin. I know some fans think that postponing the tour in order to repair or replace Tom's hip would not have made any difference. That is, some people think Tom would have died on October 2 either way! I don't feel that way at all. I know what horrific joint paint feels like. I choose to deal it without painkillers. But then, I'm not a musician performing lengthy tour. Tom lived with both, knee pain and a fractured hip. He obviously was in debilitating pain. Now, my opinion isjust my opinion. But I think that IF Tom had postponed the tour and had surgery to repair his hip, he would not have needed high doses of pain meds. I don't think his medical issues were so severe that they could not have been treated. Personally, and this is just my observation, I think the overuse of pain meds killed our beloved Tom. Not his medical problems. (Sorry for this discombobulated post^. But I couldn't make any corrections for some reason. ) I also was to add that I don't think Tom had a drug problem. I just think his pain was too much and he seems to have relied too much on pain meds....obviously overdosing.
  5. My Husband

    Getting up and moving soon after heart surgery is pretty important in preventing blood clots. It also strongly contributes to a quick recovery. So glad your husband"s recovery is progressing nicely, Marion.
  6. Coroner's Report/Petty Family Update

    Well, smoking most assuredly caused his emphysema. And it could have contributed to his coronary artery disease, High cholesterol was probably the main culprit there. But I don't think smoking was directly or remotely the cause of his hip fracture. Tom also suffered from joint issues in his knees. That, too, likely had nothing to do with smoking. His knee pain was most likely caused by arthritis. He used to put a lot of pressure and stress on his knees performing years ago. Knee injuries occurring in one's youth, likely results in arthritis later on. I know, because I use to put a lot of stress on my knees when I was younger. Now I have very painful arthritis in both knees. I was never a smoker.
  7. Coroner's Report/Petty Family Update

    It hurts all over again.
  8. Random Thoughts Thread

    If Trump weighs 239 pounds, then I'm the Queen of England.
  9. My Husband

    Marion, I'm so glad your husband is on the road to recovery. I know what it is like...from your perspective, About a year and a half ago, my husband started feeling increasingly ill. In May, of 2016, he was hospitalized for one month (at a local hospital) before being transferred to Northwestern Hospital in Chicago. They are miracle workers! My husband had open heart bypass and an aortic heart valve replacement. He was back to work 4 months later, on October 1st.
  10. My Husband

    Nurk, where did you have your surgery?
  11. 2017 - Good or Bad?

    I know. Very different. I don't think any of us thought, last year, that we would be seeing Tom for the last time.
  12. 2017 - Good or Bad?

    Oh, Beth, I'm so sorry. I wish I could do or say something to help. My heart breaks for you.
  14. 2017 - Good or Bad?

    Yes, personally, it was good. However, I have felt more anxiety this year than in past years.