Tuesday, October 31, 2006

PT & Other Notes...

I am probably in the last week of physical therapy (PT). The exercises have helped strengthen the other muscles in my right leg, and I have been wanting to see if I could run. The strengthening seems to working as I can feel more bulk in my right quad compared to my left. So Mike my physical therapist, decided to let me test it out.

Let's start slowly man he said. So I did mini jogs on the treadmill alternating with brisk walks for 15 minutes. The knee was iced last night. As of this morning it looks good. Hopefully it does not act up. Good thing was there was no pain or discomfort while running.

I also talked to this woman who I have seen a few times before there. She is in great shape (well now why would I not notice that?). She told me she is a hair dresser (so she has to stand a lot), she tore her ACL, got it reconstructed after she aggravated it further while chasing her son when they were playing soccer. She was back on her feet a week after surgery. It helps to be in shape, I think you also heal faster after an injury.

Climate change fight 'can't wait'

So says this report Link...

But this administration does not care, and since we are the big kid on the block so to say, if we and China and India do nothing, life on earth will be never the same.

The world cannot afford to wait before tackling climate change, the UK prime minister has warned.

A report by economist Sir Nicholas Stern suggests that global warming could shrink the global economy by 20%. (Report on radio said the effect would be equal to the recession fromt he two world wars and the great depression..put together scary eh?)

But taking action now would cost just 1% of global gross domestic product, the 700-page study says.

Tony Blair said the Stern Review showed that scientific evidence of global warming was "overwhelming" and its consequences "disastrous".

Note to Tony.. try talking to your buddy dubya. Oh wait Blair is not really his buddy more like his poodle. And you know dubya is all resolute and shit and never changes his mind no matter what the facts are.

The report also said if people went down to the next smaller size of vehicle.. that in itself would cut the greenhouse gas emissions by 15%. There used to be a time when the U.S spoke and the world listened, we were looked up to at one time, but sadly there is no leadership from the US on this issue. After all this is an administration that does not really believe in global warming. It won't say it directly, all it does is say the evidence is still unclear. More lies but that is no surprise.

We Are Getting So Fat Big That Now We Need Extra Large Toilets?
Update: I have nothing against people who are big, lest any of you feel offended. Sorry! This is merely an observation and that there is a market out there catering to big folks.

Don't believe it? From here..
Holy crap! The Great John Toilet Company of Laredo, TX will sell you a toilet that accomodates your tons-of-fun lifestyle.
  • 150% More contact area on the seat.
  • Extra wide base with 4 anchor points on to prevent tipping.
  • “Side Wings” to prevent pinching if your fat hangs over the side of the seat.
  • Reinforced structure holds up to 2000lbs.

Click here to see the difference. Now, I know that there is surely a group of people that suffer from a medical condition that make this item a godsend. However, this thing does hail from the same beautiful state that brought you deep-fried Coca-Cola. Interesting coincidence? Or are these Great John people in cahoots with the Texas State Fair deep -fried-corn syrup-and-caramel peddlers!? I’m not pointing any chubby, sticky fingers, I’m just saying…

Funny Toon About The "Pro-Life" GOP...

From the Miami Herald


Nancy Willing said...

I resemble that!

Aditi said...

deep fried coco cola that is like deep fried ice cream
fascinating in theory probably nasty in taste
neways interesting piece on the environment

John said...

That's a big sized toilet... Hmm i've heard on the news too about the climate change stuff and all. Wonder what their plan would be.

Mona Buonanotte said...

I love that comic. Sadly correct.

Sanjay said...

@Nancy.. Nothing personal. It is just a comment on how things are in our world today. BTW you are not big at all.

@Aditi. degress of evil?

@John.. No plan here. Just denial by the administration.

@Mona.. Thanks

Sai said...

All the best with your knee recovery. It always nice to have some eye-candy, right :)

I hear you about the environmental issues. With the new found economic prosperity, the way India and China is developing with absolutely no concerns about the environment! We ought to wake up and smell the coffee.

With bigger toilets there will be no incentive for people to lose weight!

Ameet said...

Now that's a convincing argument for all the global warming skeptics - hit them where it hurts - their corporate bottomlines.

Sanjay said...

@Sai.. Thanks and eye candy is always good.

@Ameet. Depends though, some corporatists only think about the next quarter and not always long term.

DysfunctionaL said...

its things like big toilet seats and extra large clothing that make people think.. aah, its ok if we're a little overweight..

Id it is said...

So we're now warming up to the global warming threat! There has to be a hidden agenda, wouldn't you say...

Maggie said...

Hey, I was thinking. The toilet is made in Texas. And as certain Texans we know have their heads really far up their a**es, maybe a large size toilet comes in handy for that!

meno said...

That is a big ass toilet all right. Where do you find all this stuff?
I love physical therapists. If i had my life to live over, that's what i would be.
Wonderful cartoon. Painfully true.

lalitha said...

The big toilets were kind of funny. sorry could not help laughing. God to knw that your knee is feeling better. Soon I will be going back for physical therapy too after my surgery.

Lucia said...

The Great John Toilet Company...what a great name! Really, who'd a thunk it's got to the point of needing enormous toilets.

Enyur said...

What? What did you do to your leg? I guess I've missed something (since I haven't been around lately). How'd you injure your leg?

Nonetheless, good to hear you're recovering!

Teri said...

Congrats on the end of PT

on the climate change thing - we can't wait for the government to catch up - we need to ALL make changes at home:

turn the heat down a degree or two this winter - it won't make a big difference to how comfortable you are, but it does make a different to the environment if we all use less of whatever we use to heat our houses.

If your local utility allows you to choose electricity from a renewable source, DO IT, even if it's a few cents more per kilowatt hour.

Turn lights off in rooms if you're not in the room - don't leave lights on all over the house. Or tvs. Or radios.

By products from corporations that are recycling/reducing emmissions voluntarily. Send 'em an e-mal and let them know why you chose their products.

and don't forget to vote!

Sanjay said...

@dysfunctional..maybe you are being tongue in cheek? :)

@Id it is..ya..hidden agenda being ppl who care abt the environment hate capitalism or something ;)


@Meno.. reddit.com has a lot of quirky stuff. user based rating system too. :)

@Lalitha..There are days I don't want to go to PT. But that is cos of the time, the PT itself ain't bad at all. g'luck with the back.

@Lucia..Sorry I did not dwell on the toilet co name, I read your comment and it hit me.! lol

@Enyur..torn ACL ..no surgery ..PT as a way of trying to strengthen other muscles and avoid surgery (if it works).

@Teri..sensible suggestions and why am I not surprised. :)
We are doing some of this, I have to see if we can buy green energy.

Donviti said...

nice shitter