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It just mean there were no life-threatening situations. 

No one acidentally severed a major artery, he didn't react horribly to the drugs(yes, i can happen. )   and no one forgot a teapot inside him.     

They may have started a bit late because they didn't think he was fully under, yet.

They may have had to stop operating for a few minutes now and then because his heartrate changed or something, someone dropped a tool they needed, and it took time to get a clean one from stock.    

The surgeon could have had an accident and nicked his gloves. Then he'd have to spend a few minutes removing them, washing and putting on new. 

They could have had a situation where they were unsure how many retractors or cotton balls were used. Then they can't begin stitching up before they double and triple-check everything.    

 

If it worries you, please ask to talk to the surgeon, and tell them why you're worrying. If he doesn't have a couple of minutes to sit down with you at least someone else who was there should be able to. (If he's smart, he will find the time)

 

I've only been put under once, and I was warned that the operation could take longer if they had to switch anesthesic. 

(5 hours for dental surgery. Removing rotten teeth and installing 11 titanium anchors. Yeah, I was a mess... It's also the best I've slept for years... And to further attest to the surgeon's skills, the next few days I made do with just 400mG ibux, and was med-free in 5 days)    

The doctor knew that nothing but the full truth will work for me, so we talked the procedure through, what would happen, when I would be given what meds and how I would(hopefully) react to them.   

He was pretty spot on for the early stuff at least. I remember meeting the anestesiologist, then it kind of blurs... and frankly, I don't have a single coherent memory from after I woke up at the dentist, until I woke up in my bed at my parent's home the next morning. 

(My sister drove me there. She could have taken me to her home, which is closer, but she didn't have a proper guest bed yet.)

 

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1 hour ago, Pegazus said:
1 hour ago, PaganMegan said:

Grump is back from surgery.

 

The forty minute operation took over two hours.

 

But they said it went "smoothly".

 

An hour and a half longer does not sound like "smoothly".


No, that doesn’t sound smoothly.

 

I like surgeons that are not rushing through things. "...take your time..." "...slow, deliberate, haste..."  (I have heard different ways to say it.)

 

"Slow is smooth. Smooth is fast."

 

https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/4FZfzqMtwQZES3eqN/slow-is-smooth-and-smooth-is-fast

 

It sounds like it went well @PaganMegan 

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12 hours ago, ratsmitglied said:

That's just white...it's almost as bad as yellow to get a good colour

 

Yea, but it's a mini that, aside from skin, hair, and shoes, is nothing but white. And they're wearing a full suit. It makes for a rather bland mini. It also doesn't help that I can't do eyes to save my life.

 

8 hours ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

Huh. I'd have thought it would melt rather than ossify.

 

Mine is shrinking inward from the edges. It's perhaps 80% of its original diameter and rattles about when I turn it upside-down. I had thought about melting and reforming it; perhaps that would not be a good idea.

 

This is how mine has pretty much always been.

 

13 hours ago, Gadgetman! said:

LifeProTips;

If your Masters Brush soap drops behing the washer/dryer and down on a heated floor, don't leave it there for 2 months even if it's a pain in the ork to get it out from back there...   

Mine is now so hard that it would be considered a deadly weapon if you threw it at someone. 

Going to have to order a new one...

 

 

Wait, it isn't supposed to be a hard puck? Mine has always been a hard puck. To clean my brushes u put water on top and then brush them on top of the puck until it lathers. Is it supposed to be more of a solid cream or something?

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5 hours ago, redambrosia said:

 

I found a book at the library called Goblin Quest. Seems like a fun read. Goblin saves the day sort of thing.

So, it's a fantasy story?

 

1 hour ago, NebulousMissy said:

 

"Smoothly" just means "we got it done and everything's fine." It's not an indicator of how perfect or textbook the surgery actually was. Or how OCD the surgeon was about putting in just enough stitches to make sure everything stays in place. 

Exactly.

 

 

@Pegazus---that's rough.  I'm sorry you had to experience that. I had similar experiences with grandparents on both sides of my family, so I know how you feel.

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33 minutes ago, Unruly said:

 

Yea, but it's a mini that, aside from skin, hair, and shoes, is nothing but white. And they're wearing a full suit. It makes for a rather bland mini. It also doesn't help that I can't do eyes to save my life.

My solution for painting white (when I can't avoid it) is to do it as either Ivory (preferred) or Grey depending on the model then add an extra highlight step of pure white.

 

Eyes on the other hand...not sure on the solution there, although I've had some luck with painting the eyes as the very first step after undercoating (there used to be tutorial here on Reaper's website on doing eyes like this)

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@Pegazus I’ll raise a glass of chocolate milk to your grandmother. 
 

42 minutes ago, Chaoswolf said:

 

So, it's a fantasy story?

 

Yes. It’s by Jim Hines. I’ve only read the first chapter, but it was cute.

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Wow, I've seen terrible stuff for CanadaPost, but having a package sit on a truck for FIVE days not even being sorted is a new record. Yup, it was picked up then nothing happened for five whole days. 

 

Now I'm really, really worried my CAV paints are going to freeze when that gets sent out because apparently CanadaPost can't even take the packages off of the vehicles to be sorted... 

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25 minutes ago, Corsair said:

@Kuroneko what do they use for lighting those? And thank you for posting these.

 

Somewhat surprisingly, it just a lot of strategically placed LED bulbs. It must be quite an art to get the soft glow through the material though. 

 

The festival is an after dark event at Edinburgh Zoo and it's one of the things I look forward to most when the nights start drawing in. I think Chester Zoo does a similar sort of thingbut we've never gone, mostly because we don't want to make a 9 hour round trip on the scary English motorways ::o:

 

***Raises a mug of Irn Bru in memory of @Pegazus's grandmother***

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That. Was. So.

COOL!!

Thank you for sharing that.

 

I've never been to any sort of lights festival before, but one overrun with animals looks fantastic.

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10 hours ago, Cranky Dog said:

Had my second interview yesterday (and an annoying icy drizzle for my drive to and fro, the kind where water droplets freeze on the windshield unless blasted with full heat). It went well, even though I know it's not my opinion of the interview that counts.

 

I should have an answer by the end of the week.

 

For the position, I have to complete an English language assessment exam. Most of the workers are French-Canadian, but the workplace in Nunavut is officially in English, so they want to know how well we do.

 

I evaluated my English skills at being Advanced. Top level being akin to Native Speaker. And the test (online, mix of written and multiple choice) made me further realize why I didn't major in English and went into engineering instead. And there was a bloody timer on each question. Plenty of time for some kinds of questions, not enough for others. The questions I hated the most was "highlight the odd word out" in a text. Either extra words, or words that look/sound like others but have different meanings (launch =/= lunch, arisen =/= risen).

 

This evening, I have the online conversation part of the exam scheduled. Overall, I know my English skills are already better than most other French-Canadians, and I'm fully able to work in an English-only environment, as I've done for over three years in the past.

 

Reading this I was thinking some parts of a test like that might be very hard for a native speaker too. Just because we've always lived here and spoken the language doesn't mean we do it right and know it all. Kind of like when the wife was studying for her citizenship exam and I was helping her and didn't know a lot of the answers off hand. Funniest was that some of the political positions changed right before she did the exam and we had memorised the wrong people in those spots. Governor General was one of them. We caught it before she wrote the test and she passed. Hope it all works out for you.

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1 hour ago, Zink said:

 

Reading this I was thinking some parts of a test like that might be very hard for a native speaker too. Just because we've always lived here and spoken the language doesn't mean we do it right and know it all. Kind of like when the wife was studying for her citizenship exam and I was helping her and didn't know a lot of the answers off hand. Funniest was that some of the political positions changed right before she did the exam and we had memorised the wrong people in those spots. Governor General was one of them. We caught it before she wrote the test and she passed. Hope it all works out for you.

 

My dad learned to speak German as a child since he was born in and spent the first 4 years of his life in Germany, and continued to speak it at home with my grandma for a few years as both of them transitioned to English. He failed German in high school because he was just barely above functional illiteracy in it but thought he could coast by since he spoke it. Just because you're a native speaker doesn't mean you actually know the language.

 

Especially when dialects come into play. My grandma grew up in northeastern Bavaria, and her idea of German is not the same as the High German that's taught in schools. It made it so she wasn't nearly as much help as I'd hoped when I tried taking German myself.

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Huh.  While I definitely caught the flu that's going around, I got a nice surprise $200 in the mail today.  Thanks grandma!  Okay, it'll take a week to clear, but meh.  It's money that can go towards something, something dark side.  I mean possibly new paint desk or something. (or BattleTech Kickstarter...) 

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