Comments for Hoyden about Town http://hoydenabouttown.com HOYDEN (hoid'n): woman of saucy, boisterous or carefree behavior Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:58:42 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Media Circus: RIP Gough Whitlam Edition by Orlando http://hoydenabouttown.com/20141021.17295/media-circus-rip-gough-whitlam-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-259717 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:58:42 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=17295#comment-259717 I’m rather enjoying the gallows humour of #ThingsLongerThanOscarsSentence.

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Comment on Otterday! And Open Thread by eilish http://hoydenabouttown.com/20141011.17265/otterday-and-open-thread-300/comment-page-1/#comment-259715 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:53:56 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=17265#comment-259715 Oh, and polyester fat clothes – why, why, why?

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Comment on Otterday! And Open Thread by eilish http://hoydenabouttown.com/20141011.17265/otterday-and-open-thread-300/comment-page-1/#comment-259714 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:52:53 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=17265#comment-259714 Good luck tigtog: hope the performance was good fun.

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Comment on Sydney Hoyden Meetup: Sunday October 26 in Camperdown by Orlando http://hoydenabouttown.com/20141021.17282/sydney-hoyden-meetup-sunday-october-26-in-camperdown/comment-page-1/#comment-259713 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:14:38 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=17282#comment-259713 Thanks for the ultra-convenience coincidence factor – have a kiddie birthday party in Camperdown right beforehand. Will just need to hang out in between for a bit.

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Comment on Media Circus: RIP Gough Whitlam Edition by Mindy http://hoydenabouttown.com/20141021.17295/media-circus-rip-gough-whitlam-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-259710 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:54:47 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=17295#comment-259710 First Dog on the Moon’s cartoon today is about Gough. It made me cry.

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Comment on Otterday! And Open Thread by Mindy http://hoydenabouttown.com/20141011.17265/otterday-and-open-thread-300/comment-page-1/#comment-259709 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:49:00 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=17265#comment-259709 Note book and pen or pencil.

I meant Flatline, but I quite enjoyed the mummy one too.

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Comment on Otterday! And Open Thread by Lauredhel http://hoydenabouttown.com/20141011.17265/otterday-and-open-thread-300/comment-page-1/#comment-259708 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:12:31 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=17265#comment-259708 Lip balm, moisturiser, emergency paper book, magazines you can flip through when you’re too loopy to read properly. If you get nauseous, really sour lollies can help.

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Comment on Otterday! And Open Thread by Chris http://hoydenabouttown.com/20141011.17265/otterday-and-open-thread-300/comment-page-1/#comment-259707 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:21:48 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=17265#comment-259707 tigtog @ 33 – Do you have any external battery phone chargers? Last time I was in hospital the nurses didn’t let me plug in my iphone/ipad charges into their electrical sockets because they hadn’t been tagged (certified). They were happy to get them tagged for free but it was a couple of day turn around. This was even for brand-new-still-in-packaging charges. I think they’re concerned about bad chargers causing electrical faults causing important stuff not to work.

So in the end I recharged my devices off external battery packs and family took the flat ones home to recharge before bringing them back in again.

I also brought in my 3g wifi hotspot because it has better reception than my phone.

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Comment on Otterday! And Open Thread by Chris http://hoydenabouttown.com/20141011.17265/otterday-and-open-thread-300/comment-page-1/#comment-259706 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:21:48 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=17265#comment-259706 tigtog @ 33 – Do you have any external battery phone chargers? Last time I was in hospital the nurses didn’t let me plug in my iphone/ipad charges into their electrical sockets because they hadn’t been tagged (certified). They were happy to get them tagged for free but it was a couple of day turn around. This was even for brand-new-still-in-packaging charges. I think they’re concerned about bad chargers causing electrical faults causing important stuff not to work.

So in the end I recharged my devices off external battery packs and family took the flat ones home to recharge before bringing them back in again.

I also brought in my 3g wifi hotspot because it has better reception than my phone.

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Comment on Otterday! And Open Thread by Mary http://hoydenabouttown.com/20141011.17265/otterday-and-open-thread-300/comment-page-1/#comment-259703 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:48:06 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=17265#comment-259703 tigtog, I’d be tempted to add a short extension cable and a powerboard for the chargers. I found when I was last in hospital that the powerpoints are very much not designed to be reached by patients and I had to regularly twist and reach behind me to get devices on and off the charger. Not fun after gallbladder surgery! (That said, I am not sure how the staff will regard an extension cable, obviously there’s a legitimate worry about trip hazards.)

Some hospitals still claim to ban patients from using cellular devices entirely although enforcement may be selective. But an emergency dead tree book may be called for.

This is a beginners tip, but my major thing about getting home after short post-surgical stays is to make sure you have adequate painkillers or ready access to someone willing to prescribe them! Particularly if you go home late in the week! My husband’s hernia recovery sheet mentioned “some mild discomfort”, which is not normally what our household would say about pain that severely restricts motion and prevents sleep. I suspect that surgeon’s tendency to operate on Friday and next see patients on Monday means he is underestimating how bad Saturday can be for them.

I had serious anxiety and distress the last time I was hospitalised, so I think if I have planned surgery or similar in future I will get my family to try and prep some kind of comfort object for me but likely not such an issue if you don’t expect emotional distress. But it still could potentially be nice to have, I dunno, a tigtog family photo or letter or similar to hand, maybe.

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