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Gil Davis

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About Gil Davis

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  • Birthday 06/28/1937

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    Oroville, CA US
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    Real Estate, gunsmithing, gardening, humor

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    Auto accident - Crash and burn
  1. Gil Davis

    Musicians on the Forum

    Ah Hah Glad you could join us, Joe. Next time we're both in Hawaii, I'll treat you to a Spam Platter at Burger King.
  2. Gil Davis


    In case no one noticed, Heather has a quite high heel. Probably specially made, but ....
  3. Gil Davis

    Musicians on the Forum

    Well sure, Cheryl. I'll let you organize the choir.
  4. Gil Davis

    Musicians on the Forum

    In my wanderings around the forum, I've found out by various means that there are quite a few musicians here. Who knows? We might have the beginnings of an orchestra. I'm excluding myself, since I was a drummer only for a little while as they say "in a galaxy far, far away". Give it a try, it should be fun and informative. Please list the instrument/s you play. The quiz just establishes where you'll sit. :D :D :D :D :D :P :lol:
  5. Gil Davis

    The Question Game

    Cheryl Personally, I would consider personal integrity the most important, with patience a close second. Can we continue this? Is there another trait that someone feels is more important?
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    BethMarie I have had zip, zero, nada PT of any kind. I know that others have, and if I pressed my ins co. I might get some.
  7. Gil Davis

    Skin Grafts

    Lisa, I, too, thought that I would be totally self conscious - but I am not. My theory is if someone doesn't like the way it looks - thenthey can look the other way. Be proud, hold you head up. You have come through a lot. JudyH Lisa There are a lot of us with grafts/scar tissue. Judy has the right idea, try to think of the skin grafts and scars as a badge of courage. It's probably harder for the ladies, but I did have this image of you as a "strong confident woman". I don't know what to say about your "poor body image". You're the only one that can do something about that.
  8. Gil Davis

    A Wild Wheelchair Ride

    A young man in Michigan was crossing the street in his wheelchair. The light changed and a semi took him for a wild ride at up to 50 mph. See: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19088976?GT1=10056 For the full story. Very lucky guy! :o :o :o
  9. Gil Davis

    Arms, and hands

    Snowboard (I hope you don't mind me calling you that) I think you're right about the differences between upper and lower amps. Let's face it, they make a ton of different devices for leg amps. There are definitely advances in upper limb prosthesis, but they are slow coming and are quite expensive. Us leg amps are happy to be able to walk. If we demanded the ability to wiggle our prosthetic toes we would be just out of luck. For upper extremity amps that "wiggle", however achieved, is essential, and it's diffucult to achieve. I had a counselor in hospital, a middle-aged asian lady, who showed up in a cape and kept her hands in her pockets. When she finished and told me I was in good enough shape, I insisted on shaking her hand. She didn't hesitate, and extended her hook. Then I discovered that she had lost both hands 20 years ago. I believe a lot of the younger members lost limbs in motorcycle/ATV accidents, but that's just an impression. Let's see who "pops up". :P
  10. Gil Davis

    The Question Game

    Oh yeah, fudge brownies! French Vanilla with Blackberry Liqueur. What's your favorite breakfast?
  11. Gil Davis

    losing my marbles

    Examples of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) include fluoxetine (Prozac), sertaline (Zoloft), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), and citalopram (Celexa). Examples of serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRI) are venlafaxine (Effexor), and duloxetine (Cymbalta). An example of a norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake inhibitor (NDRI) is bupropion (Wellbutrin). All of these are good medications. Always watch for side-effects, but there aren't usually many. If you're wondering where I get all this Stuff, I have two nephews who are drug-pushers (Pharmacists). ;) ;)
  12. Gil Davis

    The Question Game

    Yup, a Fisher is the North American Marten cousin. Since it's American, it has to be bigger so some get to be 20 Kg, while the Marten is usually around 3-4 kg. In a silly attempt to re-capture this thread (un cross-thread, as it were) my question is: Which do you prefer, cookies or doughnuts?
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    how do I deal with this???

    Eric I was surprised to see the progress you had made yesterday when we visited. I see that you are taking charge of your life and treatment. That is a very good thing. Everyone will have some advice, take as much as fits your plans and life-syle. It's all meant well. Remember, all therapy is or should be designed to make you better. All that BS about "No pain, no gain" is just that. When it hurts, stop. Your mother is a fine lady, although I will say she seems to "hover" a bit much. I think that's normal for a mom to be. You should be thankful she was able to come down to the "lower 48" and stay with you. You will need that help for a while yet. See ya later
  14. Gil Davis


    Ladies Here s an informative article about tatoos. http://health.msn.com/general/articlepage....0&GT1=10109 Skully had a good tip about getting a teeny one first to make sure you're not allergic/can handle the pain.
  15. Gil Davis

    Mostly For Over 40's

    Q: Where can women over the age of 50 find young, sexy men who are interested in them? A: Try a bookstore under fiction. .. Q: What can a man do while his wife is going through menopause? A: Keep busy. If you're handy with tools, you can finish the basement. When you are done, you will have a place to live. .. Q: How can you increase the heart rate of your 50+ husband? A: Tell him you're pregnant. :( :( .. Q: How can you avoid spotting a wrinkle every time you walk by a mirror? A: Take off your glasses. .. Q: Why should 50+ folks use valet parking? A: Valets don't forget where they park your car. .. Q: Is it common for 50+ folks to have problems with short-term memory storage? A: Storing memory is not a problem, retrieving it is a problem. .. Q: As people age, do they sleep more soundly? A: Yes, but usually in the afternoon. .. Q: Where do 50+ folks look for fashionable glasses? A: Their foreheads. .. Q: What is the most common remark made by 50+ folks when shopping in antique stores? A: "I remember these."