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Mar. 20th, 2008

Replaced the water filter tonight, which turned into a bit of an ordeal.  I found the filter in the back of the 'Sploder, which was good. Then I couldn't find the special wrench to remove the cylinder from the filter housing, so I did some additional cleaning in the basement until it suddenly appeared in my field of vision, then it took some grunt work to actually turn the little bastard.

It did need replacing. Badly. Wow. It's a five-micron filter, so it filters out pretty much everything from sediment to fat bacteria, and I think it was last replaced in 2004 or so, it was pretty full of gook.

Now I have water pressure again.

Someday I may add a reverse-osmosis filter for drinky water, and I'd love to add a UV exposure filter to destroy any living organisms, but really that's pretty overkill-ish.

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mskitty23
Mar. 21st, 2008 04:53 am (UTC)
My Dr. said no massage yet... why I don't know. He said only passive range of motion for now - but he upped the frequency I do it to every other hour.
Maybe that will help, I REALLY do appreciate the offer however!!!

the phrase fat bacteria cracked me up.
magicmarmot
Mar. 21st, 2008 01:20 pm (UTC)
You have to be careful with massage and injuries. While a trauma is healing, it's prone to damage because the tissues aren't well-attached yet.

The undamaged area around the trauma can get pretty tense though because it's compensating for the muscles that you aren't using.

Offer's still open for when your doc says it's okay.
mskitty23
Mar. 21st, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
That makes sense.
I was told the pain in the surrounding muscles is from atrophy(!). I had no idea that acute onset atrophy could be so painful! I'm thinking as soon as I'm allowed to do PT and move my arm about I'll be allowed to have massage. I'll let you know!
Again Thanks!
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