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Old 04-05-2009, 08:13 AM
 
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My happy today is the medical miracles that allow so many of us to enjoy a relatively pain-free existence.

A century ago, strep throat or a urinary tract infection had no effective remedy. Parents watched in anguish as a beloved child screamed from the pain of infected ears or tonsils. Joints eroded by arthritis or injury simply immobilized the sufferer, with no means of actually restoring a limb to mobility.

We haven't eradicated pain by any means, but there are a whole lot of folks who are suffering an awful lot less than was the case 100 years ago. And that makes me very, very happy.

What is your happy this April day, on this or any other topic?
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Mayberry
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My "happy" is it's going to be 74 today and I get to enjoy it until 5pm when I go to work!!! I have been craving the sun lately! Guess I have a vitamin D shortage or something
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:47 AM
 
Location: In my playhouse.
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Medical miracles make me happy every day!! We are so blessed to have the wonderful medical care we do in this country. It is heart breaking it isn't available to everyone.
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:09 AM
 
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I am thankful for phone lines today and the long distance included packages...remember when you had to wait for the rates to drop before you could call anyone and you still got a huge bill anyway?
I'm planning a trip to Ohio for Easter, and it's great to be able to just call and ask my mom about things...and I guess I should add modern transportation, which allows us all to see each other!
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:11 AM
 
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I am thankful for phone lines today and the long distance included packages...remember when you had to wait for the rates to drop before you could call anyone and you still got a huge bill anyway?
I'm planning a trip to Ohio for Easter, and it's great to be able to just call and ask my mom about things...and I guess I should add modern transportation, which allows us all to see each other!


Heck yeah. I totally agree. Theres still issues with roaming charges overseas but at least we have that now.
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Old 04-05-2009, 03:54 PM
 
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We got new toilets Friday!!! Our 31 year-old house is in great shape, but the "little" things are popping up now that we've ben here 7 years. We have a plumbing service that does an annual "walkthru" and checks plumbing items. When he noted corrosion on the bathroom faucets and told him the toilets were slow to flush, he recommended new fixtures and commodes. Wasn't cheap, but we have nice new (and easier to sit on!) toilest and new faucets in both bathrooms! Ahhhh...
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Old 04-07-2009, 02:14 AM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Yes, I'm glad for modern healthcare too.

So many things we don't even think about. None of us really knows if a vaccine or antibiotic saved our lives or not. If we'd lived a hundred years prior and things had to take their course... It reminds me of something one of the best prof.s I had said (his subject was microbiology).

He said: "Disease ends in one of two ways: resolution or death."

Yikes! He was right even today, but we have MUCH better odds than we used to.
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