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    Quote Originally Posted by RTB View Post
    Tesla's are popular here too. I see an IUD when I look at the logo - too many years in women's health I think - lol!


    I had to go look at what the logo was.

    Tesla's are very rare here because they are super expensive. I think maybe one or two people in our entire city may own one. The local newspaper once had one in their car reviews about a retired grandmother who bought one that she could ferry her grandkids round in to after school activities. It was a bit strange to feature a car that is so beyond anyone here (costs >$100,000 in NZ) in the local newspaper.

    The common electric vehicles here are imported Japanese Nissan Leafs. We would love an electric car but the only one within our reach financially is the Nissan Leaf and its range is not enough for us to fully replace our petrol car (we are a one car family as DH has been a bike commuter for the past 20 years [even in San Diego]). Waiting till we can afford something like the MG EV or Kia Nero EV. Our car is 14–15 years old and not fuel efficient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexsmom View Post
    Wow an IUD? I thought the logo looked like a wine bottle opener.
    Haha, I see that too! IUDs and wine. . . they do kinda go together I guess
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    Teslas are definitely not common around here. We only see them when we go to the larger cities. I don't know much about Teslas to be honest. All of our cars are late 90s or early 00s model trucks or SUVs. Most people have similar vehicles around here. 4x4 is really popular due to poorly maintained paved road and the many dirt roads. We live on a dirt road. It is almost a quarter of a mile to the paved road from our house and 90 percent of it is on varying degrees of an incline.

    We are on germ lock down until dh's surgery next Monday for his brain shunt. No visitors, limited outings in public and antiseptic showers for dh. I sewed him a hospital gown in a Jack Skellington fabric. It came out mostly ok since I just winged it, using one of his best fitting tee-shirts as a guide since I couldn't find a pattern I liked that had a big enough size for him. Hospital gowns never fit him well as he has very wide shoulders and a wide muscular neck. Regular gowns tend to choke him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MapleHillAcademy View Post
    We are on germ lock down until dh's surgery next Monday for his brain shunt. No visitors, limited outings in public and antiseptic showers for dh.
    I hope the surgery goes well!!

    The antiseptic smell is one of my most enduring memories of DD6's open heart surgery. We did not have to do as much as you as we had already stayed in hospital for a week. She just had two baths with special soap (one the night before and one the morning of her surgery). But the smell of that and the hand sanitizer that we had to apply constantly on the ward have really stuck with me. Now when I smell those again, it is a memory trigger.
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    Well, dh survived his brain surgery and so far so good! His headaches seem to have calmed down completely... except for where they literally drilled a hole in his skull to insert the shunt. He says that his skull still feels like he has been stabbed in the head but the pain inside his head has gone almost completely away! Both of us forgot that when his pressure subsides in his head, his glasses hurt his eyes because relieving the pressure in his skull seems to change his glasses prescription so we will probably have to get him into the eye doctor after he gets his stitches out next Friday. We are hoping we can talk his insurance into at least a couple of eye exams in the next year or so while his pressure finds a new normal and his eyesight changes in that time. He is legally blind without his glasses and right now his glasses are causing him eye strain and mild headaches from being too strong. So he literally cannot see beyond the end of his nose without them and they are too uncomfortable to wear all the time.

    He has a u shaped incision site on top of his head above his right temple and another straight incision behind his right ear and then 3 laproscopic incisions in his abdomen. Plus two small cuts on the back of his head and one small cut on his forehead where they had to clamp his head still during the surgery. I told him if it weren't such a germ risk to take him out, it would be fun to see how many people thought his wounds were makeup for Halloween lol. We go back in January to see if the valve needs adjusting but right now it seems to be doing great and dh is anxious to be able to do more and more things as he heals over the next few months.

    And guess what we saw on our three hour trip to the university hospital.... a Tesla. :-P And yes it is really hard now not to see an IUD when I see the Tesla symbol now lol. But that's it, just one Tesla the whole trip there, while we were driving around in the downtown metro area near the hospital and all the home. Just one. That's how rare they are here lol.

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    @MHA - great news!!! Hope he gets the glasses situation sorted out quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RTB View Post
    Tesla's are popular here too. I see an IUD when I look at the logo - too many years in women's health I think - lol!
    I will never be able to unsee it now!
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