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I now have Netflix.

 

I just cancelled mine. :D


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I'm watching I Love Lucy right now. Really interesting seeing different periods of American culture through sitcoms. For the 80s/90s I watched Seinfeld, and 90s/2000s there was Friends.
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I'm doing well on Arch Linux so far, and am basically ready to get down to work, but I just want you guys to appreciate the default font that I'm stuck with on firefox.

 

 

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I was injured quite badly today. It's difficult to type, so I'll try to keep this succinct. Basically I rushed to catch a train, running faster than I actually could, slipped and fell on the platform. Hit my head and skidded on it, nasty cut on the left side. However, the worst damage was my right arm, which is now fractured, and my thumbs on both hands, which are very painful and sore. Also grazed my right knee.
 
Long story short: train driver saw what happened, took care of me while an ambulance arrived. They assessed me before taking me to hospital. Various tests, X-rays, etc. and that's when they found the fracture. I'll be out of work for at least the next 2 weeks, possibly longer. My left hand is about 70% functional, right arm is totally useless and extremely painful when moved.
 
I was pretty shaken up by the accident, but all of the NHS staff were totally wonderful. I need to go back tomorrow for a better arm sling, plus I'm getting some painkillers. I'll certainly be watching a lot of Netflix over the next couple of weeks.
 
 
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Aw, that sounds painful. Does the NHS charge you for anything?

 

Hoping you recover well. 


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Does the NHS charge you for anything?

 

£0.00 for everything, although part of everyone's wages contributes to NHS funding. I have a pre-payment certificate for prescriptions, which is about £105/year.

 

 

 

Hoping you recover well.

 

 

Thanks. :) Not sure how I'm going to work on FT. I mean, I might be able to -- but very, very slowly.


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I hope you have a speedy recovery.


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Oh man that must suck a lot. Get better soon.


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That sucks, hope the pain in your arm lessens sooner than 2 weeks that would be the worst bit for me I think :( 


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Thanks again, everyone. I went back yesterday and got some painkillers, along with a better and sturdier sling. These are both helping somewhat.

 

Also bought some plastic disposable cutlery and cups, plus a few sandwiches, and ready meals, so I don't have to wash up.

 

Going to watch Star Trek: Discovery and maybe some Black Mirror.


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Even got a mention on Twitter. :)

 

https://twitter.com/...411654016000000

 

 

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Even got a mention on Twitter. :)

 

Do you see? The tiny piece of good even in the worst... Wish you get well and never fall on/off the platform again.


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Meanwhile, look at this paleontological beauty I found yesterday, on the tiny (roughly 2 km x 500 m) sandy island in the middle of Volga. Obviously this stone could not be from this island, i think it was torn off some rock in nearby Zhiguli mountains and traveled with ice. Then ice melted and stone ended up on sandy shore. I even wanted to take it home, but the thing was too heavy and too far to carry. Therefore, I just took a picture:

 

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My dacha (summer house with plot of land) was robbed. Some thief penetrated through a purely symbolic fence into the house and stole:

 

1) All the cash from the pockets of my "urban" clothes (about 400 rubles)

2) Transport card (with about 600-700 rubles there)

3) E-book

 

The most shocking part is that this all happened while I left house to collect some gooseberry... the bastard, obviously, was already here on my plot, watching me... when, just a few minutes later, I returned home, my E-book already disappeared, and it took another few minutes before I figured out what happened. But the greatest loss is the loss of safety and security I felt being on my dacha. The last time I was robbed 10 years ago, in 2009, under similar circumstances, but this sad event has long ago evaporated from my memory.


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My dacha (summer house with plot of land) was robbed. Some thief penetrated through a purely symbolic fence into the house and stole:

 

1) All the cash from the pockets of my "urban" clothes (about 400 rubles)

2) Transport card (with about 600-700 rubles there)

3) E-book

 

The most shocking part is that this all happened while I left house to collect some gooseberry... the bastard, obviously, was already here on my plot, watching me... when, just a few minutes later, I returned home, my E-book already disappeared, and it took another few minutes before I figured out what happened. But the greatest loss is the loss of safety and security I felt being on my dacha. The last time I was robbed 10 years ago, in 2009, under similar circumstances, but this sad event has long ago evaporated from my memory.

 

You making any safety investments because of it?

 

I could probably never get over the feeling that someone is watching me if my house was robbed like that.


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You making any safety investments because of it?

 

I'm not sure yet. Probably not, such thefts are extremely rare (and therefore so shocking). But, of course, I'll be more careful now and going to upgrade my door and fence to make the hidden penetration impossible. As I wrote, this fence was purely symbolic and the door was often left open... in the middle-term, maybe I'll add a hidden (mixed with vine branches) barbed wire over the fence. I hope this "vineyard" will once become a memorable surprise.

 

But in general, this is sad when a place for rest and relaxation have to be turned into besieged fortress.



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...going to upgrade my door and fence to make the hidden penetration impossible.

 

That's what I was doing today. Using the gamers slang, the fence and entrance door were upgraded from "shitty" to "very poor" level. Let's hope this will be enough because I also talked with other plot owners and figured out who were the thieves: two teenagers from nearby village. This kind of thieves may be arrogant, but not very experienced or dangerous (yes, they stole my e-book, but other hand, these bastards didn't even noticed the photo camera and smartphone). Let's also hope they'll be smart enough to not appear on our street again, since many people are already waiting for them...

 

Also, gave food and water to neighbour's dog. His owner is rare scum, often being seen drunk and constantly conflicting with neighbors. Last summer, his cottage burned down (yeah, that's what may happen when you're in constant conflict with all your neighbours) and since then, he is rarely appears here, leaving his dog without food and water for days. Initially, he (dog) histerically barked at me, but today he did it only once and clearly felt guilty: "Sorry, man, i must do it, something deep inside forcing me... anyway, show me what did you bring..."


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I was injured quite badly today. It's difficult to type, so I'll try to keep this succinct. Basically I rushed to catch a train, running faster than I actually could, slipped and fell on the platform. Hit my head and skidded on it, nasty cut on the left side. However, the worst damage was my right arm, which is now fractured, and my thumbs on both hands, which are very painful and sore. Also grazed my right knee.
 
Long story short: train driver saw what happened, took care of me while an ambulance arrived. They assessed me before taking me to hospital. Various tests, X-rays, etc. and that's when they found the fracture. I'll be out of work for at least the next 2 weeks, possibly longer. My left hand is about 70% functional, right arm is totally useless and extremely painful when moved.
 
I was pretty shaken up by the accident, but all of the NHS staff were totally wonderful. I need to go back tomorrow for a better arm sling, plus I'm getting some painkillers. I'll certainly be watching a lot of Netflix over the next couple of weeks.
 
 
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Geez man didn't see this before. Hope you're healing up alright and the pain's subsided. Real bummer it happened at all but it's certainly good to hear your medical expenses have been covered and you got good attention and treatment from the train conductor and hospital staff. 


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Geez man didn't see this before. Hope you're healing up alright and the pain's subsided. Real bummer it happened at all but it's certainly good to hear your medical expenses have been covered and you got good attention and treatment from the train conductor and hospital staff.

 

^ Thanks, man. I'm feeling a bit better now. Though still need 4-5 weeks to fully recover.

I was at home for the first two weeks, resting and watching Netflix. I got through the first seasons of Stranger Things, Star Trek: Discovery and Narcos.

This week I returned to work, and only needed the arm sling for public/crowded places (for some basic protection). I'm gradually regaining some abilities, e.g. I can now do the buttons on a shirt, meaning I don't have to wear T-shirts all the time. I can also do handwriting again. However, certain movements are still very painful, such as locking/unlocking a door, and getting my wallet out, plus I can't fully extend the arm yet. I've been told to avoid heavy lifting for the next four weeks.

The thumb on my left hand, which also broke, was put in a plastic splint, moulded to the shape of my thumb and palm. During my last hospital check-up, it was noticeably less painful, and I have two more appointments in August.

My head wound continues to fade, although I might have a little scar. Knees have almost fully healed, and my ribs are less painful too.

Unrelated to the above, I'm getting other problems. Pains in my right foot, and excess sleep mucus in my eyes. I will see my doctor about these. This is in addition to various other problems I've experienced in recent years.

2019 has been a strange year so far – my physical health is the worst it's ever been, but my mental health is better than ever. I've never been happier or more confident in my life.


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