Tuesday, June 05, 2018

April - June 2018

Van Cortlandt Senior Center June 2018 Schedule
I saw this on Facebook in the Independence Care System group

The hip healing goes on.  I found a useful exercise guide.   I am doing out patient physical therapy at Montefiore, Yoko has been my therapist.  She has been very helpful.  May 18, 2018 will be my last physical therapy session.  This has been a positive experience.

May 10, 2018 I had an appointment with Dr. Pope.  When I got to the office I saw James Raymond McCaughan, Physicians Assistant.  Supposedly Dr. Pope was there and saw the X-rays of my hip that were taken.  I was told I didn't need to make another appointment until the anniversary of my hip break.

April 29, 2018 I hope to learn soon the components of my implant.  May 2, 2018, it was manufactured by Zimmer US Inc.  I still don't know any details.  May 10, 2018 I now know it was a unipolar hemiarthroplasty and the implant is cemented.

Cost of hip replacement?  A recent study found prices ranged from $10,000 to $125,000

Monday, March 26, 2018

January - March 2018

On March 5, I was standing up putting on my pants. Left leg in, lifted right leg and then I fell to the left. I couldn't stop the fall. Crash! I broke the neck of the head of the femur. Dr. Pope at Wakefield Montefiore, the former Our Lady of Mercy, gave me a new ball. The operation was a left hip hemiarthroplasty. After Wakefield, I went to Burke Rehabilitation for 12 days. Here is a view from the cafeteria of Burke.
View of Burke from the Cafeteria
I'm on the mend.

Friday, November 10, 2017

November - December 2017

November 3, 2017 gas and electrical repairs on the corner of Sedgwick and Gouverneur, on the P.S. 95 side of the street.

Excellent article on nonconsensual physician shadowing

Public Citizen says it's time to ban olmesartan

Thursday, October 19, 2017

August - October 2017

October 18, closeup of tree on Bldg 11.  I have since learned that there are three buildings with trees growing on them with root systems extending through the sites.  Years of neglect and now there is no simple, inexpensive way to handle things.

September 16, 2017 foliage thriving.
August 30, 2017 foliage doing well
August 19, 2017 foliage on Building 11 is flourishing

Sealed at the end of the day

Saxon Ave. August 5, 2017

Here is a photo of the steel cladding on Tower 2, and the layer beneath.  The cladding is ugly.

Friday, July 21, 2017

July, 2017

Memorial to Olivia and Micha Gee

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Pedro Cabezas

National Suicide Prevention Number:  800 273 8255
Pedro Cabezas taught Vinyasa Yoga at the Van Cortlandt Village Senior Center.  He committed suicide.  A memorial service was held for him on Wednesday March 23, 2016 at 3 pm, the usual time of his class.
His sister brought this poster.
He was a wonderful, gifted teacher.  He could help others, alas he could not help himself.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

No notice, repairs before 9 a.m.

December 3, 2017 no progress made
June 3, 2017 no progress made
May 17, 2017 no progress made.
April 14, 2017 repairs contd.

Management may not have broken any rules
but when you are going to do noisy repairs
before 9 a.m. let people in the building know.
Dec 2, 2016


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