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    poddy66 goes under the knife

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    the day has come to have shoulder operation 13 August large spur type 2 to be removed no working for 6 months .

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    Heya Poddy best of luck for ya op,
    if you really wanna have some fun whilst in hospital try this, I did it when I was in hosp last year for a lung collapse...
    Get hold of an empty saline drip bag, ask the nurse to remove the pointy bits(needle) get a friend to bring you in a black coffee(or use the coffee they serve you with food(not worth drinking) and use a examination glove, nick a hole in it and refill the saline bag iwth coffee. Tie off the end and put the new "mainline coffee bag" up on the drip holder next to your bed and get the nurse to tape it to the top of your wrist.
    Then when your surgeon does his daily rounds the look on their face is sooo worth the effort "i didnt like the coffee doc so I mainlined a batch a friend made"
    Seriously its worth the effort!
    I made my own fun in hospital...
    Hope it goes well for you..
    Sullos

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    Sullo, youre worth bottlin!! ;D ;D ;D

    Poddy, good luck ;)!! hope you have a speedy recovery, those ops are not nice!

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    Hopefully youll get a pretty nurse.

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    All the best poddy - see if you can get a laptop with net access and maybe you can keep in touch?

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    hope all goes well with the shoulder poddy spurs are removed and you make a fast painless recovery so you can get back to work and earn again and make coffee all the things you are missing on at the moment hospitals can be a pain in themselves perhaps a little levity as suggested by sullo can compensate but anyway best of luck robusto

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1186529469/0#3 date=1186567758
    Hopefully youll get a pretty nurse.
    an if you dont, ask for more morphine, everything looks better with that, I still remember when they took me outta the ambulance and shot me with it, I was scared sh@tless(yes I admit it) but you really relax after that...
    And dont drink their coffee or tea, geta friend to send you some or we will all have to pitch in and make a standing order for you at the local cafe to be delivered...
    Which remnds me which state are you in, we cannot leave a snob in need fellas.....

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    Hello All,
    For those wanting to know, I will be going into Peninsula Private Hospital in Frankston, Victoria. (REAL) Coffee wold be very much appreciated!
    Cheers, poddy66

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    Just come out of there and they treated me very well, so hope you get the same treatment and th op is a success!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robusto link=1186529469/0#5 date=1186568212
    hope all goes well with the shoulder poddy spurs are removed and you make a fast painless recovery so you can get back to work and earn again and make coffee all the things you are missing on at the moment hospitals can be a pain in themselves perhaps a little levity as suggested by sullo can compensate but anyway best of luck robusto

    Who are you and what have you done with the real Robusto?? :o :-? ;D

    Had a few coffees today have we?? :P :D

    All the best for the op, Poddy. And what Sullo said... ;D ;D ;D

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    Yes mate,

    Same here..... All the best with the op and a quick and full recovery :). Im sure some great coffee will help speed the recovery along though ;).

    Cheers mate,
    Mal.

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    Tomorrow 13 August 8:30 am operation, many thanks for all coffee snobs kind words.
    Will keep you all posted on outcome of op .Question/suggestions how to make coffee using one hand method.
    have only had 6 cup of coffee today.
    cheers poddy 66

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    Dosing may be the trickiest bit.
    Pulling the shot should be easy after that.
    So it depends on your grinder.
    Doser or doserless?
    Dosing into a container I suppose will be the way to go.
    Then you can spoon into the PF and after that it might get tricky again.

    I have a PF with the angled handle that sits it straight on the bench.
    If yours is the sam you only need to hold it still while you tamp.
    I suggest biting on the handle while you tamp.

    If you dont have the angled handle youll need to find something to rest the handle on to level the basket.

    I hope that helps a bit.

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    The op should be over by now, poddy66, I hope all went well for you.

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    Hello Coffeesnobbers. Mrs. poddy66 here. Just wanted to let you all know that Stevens operation went better than expected. Not as much damage as first thought and no titanium screws needed. Recovery time should be quicker. But may take a bit longer as I dont think the coffee he is getting in the hospital is too flash. Thanks everyone for your best wishes. Will pass them on to Steven. Cheers, Karen (mrs. poddy66)

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    Thanks for letting us know Karen, pls passs on our best wishes, tell him Id bring him a coffee but by the time I got there from Sydney it might be a little cold....

    All the best
    Steve (another one)

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    Yes, thanks for the update Karen. Good to know things went well.

    -Robusto

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    Great news Karen and thanks for letting us know...we do care!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1186529469/0#12 date=1186918858
    Dosing may be the trickiest bit.
    Pulling the shot should be easy after that.
    So it depends on your grinder.
    Doser or doserless?
    Dosing into a container I suppose will be the way to go.
    Then you can spoon into the PF and after that it might get tricky again.

    I have a PF with the angled handle that sits it straight on the bench.
    If yours is the sam you only need to hold it still while you tamp.
    I suggest biting on the handle while you tamp.

    If you dont have the angled handle youll need to find something to rest the handle on to level the basket.

    I hope that helps a bit.
    TG, you must have written this when it was way past your bed time :P How does it relate???

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    Great news - give him my best and smuggle in some real coffee!


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    Re: poddy66 goes under the knife

    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis link=1186529469/15#18 date=1187002586
    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1186529469/0#12 date=1186918858
    Dosing may be the trickiest bit.
    Pulling the shot should be easy after that.
    So it depends on your grinder.
    Doser or doserless?
    Dosing into a container I suppose will be the way to go.
    Then you can spoon into the PF and after that it might get tricky again.

    I have a PF with the angled handle that sits it straight on the bench.
    If yours is the sam you only need to hold it still while you tamp.
    I suggest biting on the handle while you tamp.

    If you dont have the angled handle youll need to find something to rest the handle on to level the basket.

    I hope that helps a bit.
    TG, you must have written this when it was way past your bed time :P How does it relate???
    Ummm.. the post above his reply asks for tips on making coffee one handed.

    Perhaps it is past your bed time Dennis.

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    Time for a cooling flush, fellas. ;)

    -Robusto

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    Doh! I think youre right fatboy! I totally missed that! Sorry TG! I had a laugh

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    :-?
    Didnt fall of the scoota again did you Dennis? *;)

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    First time TG posts using more than his customary three words and world war 3 breaks out. :o

    --Robusto ;D ;D

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    Uhm, I said sorry, and really meant it. Dont understand how that could be ww3 (thats a rhetorical remark) ;)

    havent fallen off the scooter again TG...can only put it down to caffeine withdrawal post Saturdays coffee crawl ;D

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    steven poddy66 back on deck coffee snobs . Last night was glad you all could not see my legs swelled up from the anaesthetic given for op. gained 2 and a half litres of fluid nures doesed me up on drugs for the pain. they then got me to walk the fluid off up and down the halway in my boxes not a good look. home tonight dosed up on more drugs for the pain operation was a success .

    while i was there i told the nures about coffee snobs explained from green been to brown coffee beans converted2 of them to real coffee .Nurse snobs on the calander?
    please note all text typed with one finger on my left hand.

    cheers poddy66

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    great news on the ops success, best wishes and hope you have a speedy recovery Steven

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    hey Poddy, glad to hear you came through OK!!
    hope the recovery is as expedient as the op itself.... ;)

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    You might need to post a few picks of your scar poddy - we snobs like all the gory details! All the best with the recovery and presumably physio that lies ahead!

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    Hear Hear. Wishing you a speedy recovery Poddy, glad your hospital sojourn was a success on two fronts --your successful operation, and the coversion of nurses to a worthwhile cause.

    Well done.

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    Robusto - I didnt think anyone had noticed my succinctness.

    Dennis - makes sense - you had so much coffee in you from Saturday that normal caffeine levels werent enough to keep you sharp and alert.

    poddy - were the nurses pretty?

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    Speakng of things medical, I wonder what Dennis vital signs were after the cafe crawl and BEFORE he took the tablets he mentioned.

    (Dont you like this---I write about him as though he cant hear us)

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    Quote Originally Posted by robusto link=1186529469/30#32 date=1187090838
    Speakng of things medical, I wonder what Dennis vital signs were after the cafe crawl and BEFORE he took the tablets he mentioned.

    (Dont you like this---I write about him as though he cant hear us)

    --Robusto
    I had a laugh, dont dare go of the tabs again...last time i did that....hmmm, 160/120

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    Hmmm. As you say, thank God for tablets. Not related to coffee consumption, is it?

    (Apologies Poddy, we--I--have hijacked your post, but were still thinking of you)

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    nah, its related to smoking, being overweight, and think it may have something to do with having a lack of hair.

    hows the shoulder podster?

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    thunder god yes they where all quite pretty nurses all six off them very caring .
    just woke up with the sounds of magpies at 6-00 am more meds for pain.
    exercise phyiso 1/clenching fist and touching each finger with thumb x 10
    2/doing the royal wave action both ways with wrist 30 sec
    3/laying arm on pillow and drawing arm assisted up to chest 10 times
    4/hanging arm in sling out from body and moving arm assisted in a round circle

    All exercises 3 times a day till next friday when i see specialist .
    gory pics not really how do i post them help?

    many thanks poddy66

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    Quote Originally Posted by poddy66 link=1186529469/30#36 date=1187122703
    gory pics not really how do i post them help?

    many thanks poddy66
    See the post here for help in posting pictures: http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1187136315


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    I recon you could make some substitutions for those exercises:

    1/ Clench portafilter x 10
    2/ Wave portafilter under grinder
    3/ Attach portafilter to grouphead
    4/ Swirl milk jug

    ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by mylesau link=1186529469/30#38 date=1187136860
    I recon you could make some substitutions for those exercises:

    1/ Clench portafilter x 10
    2/ Wave portafilter under grinder
    3/ Attach portafilter to grouphead
    4/ Swirl milk jug
    Spoken like a true CoffeeSnob mylesau ::)

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    Mrs poddy will be posting pictures very soon.
    i have just been given a short dvd of my actual op that was performed on myself by the doctor .A d.i.y dvd for next time would anyone like a copy ? awesome dvd free!

    cheers steven poddy66

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    hell yeah those a good, my step dad let me watch ops in the hospital he worked at better then greys anatomy!
    And I promise I wont try that at home :D

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    No thanks.
    It might bring back memories of my brain surgery.
    And I only had 1 pretty nurse.

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    Hello,
    For anyone that would like a copy of my shoulder operation, just send me your mailing details. Sorry but I dont have any photos of the nurses!
    Cheers, poddy66

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    Quote Originally Posted by poddy66 link=1186529469/30#43 date=1187169981
    Sorry but I dont have any photos of the nurses!
    Cheers, poddy66
    Hmm. Pity Poddy. Rather look at them in the flesh than your flesh. sp to speak. :) ;)

    ----AND----

    TG, you have aroused my curiosity at least, several times with mentions about your brain operation.

    I think it time you elaborated...

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    Hi Stephen,

    Glad to hear that youre recovering well. If you do post up photos of the operation, expect to get a lot of critique of whether or not your blood was channeling ;P

    Cheers,

    Luca

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    Photos came out gory just bloody and yellow looking fluids under plastic dressing .
    Sorry sullo Mrs poddy did not want to turn you all off your coffee .

    My shoulder is doing well now no pain now which is good,Mrs poddy made her first latte this morning under my instructions not bad at all.

    Look forward to seeing you all at Veneziano ps i havent met any of the members really make yourself known if you want to.
    cheers steven poddy66

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    Hi poddy

    Please send me a copy of your dvd - im into gory ops ;)

    Very glad to hear youre well on the way to recovery - keep up those exercises. I guess youll be the one with a sling in your arm at the pick up :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by robusto link=1186529469/30#44 date=1187175023
    Quote Originally Posted by poddy66 link=1186529469/30#43 date=1187169981
    Sorry but I dont have any photos of the nurses!
    Cheers, poddy66
    Hmm. Pity Poddy. Rather look at them in the flesh than your flesh. sp to speak. :) ;)

    ----AND----

    TG, you have aroused my curiosity at least, several times with mentions about your brain operation.

    I think it time you elaborated...

    -Robusto

    He did, Robusto, here...!!

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1187177650

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    Thanks Scoota, I did read it, and in fact the next post under that one is mine!!
    But once again thanks for the alert.




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