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#1 2011-12-01 11:46:24

John E. Franklin
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weight lifting miracle today

I started lifting weights about 5 years ago
and started walking and running a bit too
to try to lose weight.  Well, my weight is still
high, but at least it's not due to a lot of fat
anymore.  Anyway though, for the past 2 years,
I've had this funny sharp pain when I did a
certain weight lifting exercise. Namely, with my
right hand turned as far as it can go with the
palm upward, if I tried to lift anything over 15lbs,
I would get a pain between my hand and wrist
opposite the thumb side, on the pinky side of the
hand-wrist area.  Now remember this has been
going on for 2 years, so I figured I pulled something
and my doctor agreed.  But then today was my
lucky day!!!!!  I was driving my car home from
a blood test and after running on an astroturf
field of a local college, I was driving home in my
Honda, and I had my right hand at the bottom of
the stairing wheel for a change and I noticed when
I gripped harder, it would be quite painful, as when
lifting weights.  I tried gripping only certain fingers and
determined it was related to the pinky gripping,
definately, but also in some other scenarios.  So I
had had just enough of this and I decided to grip
the steering wheel even harder and see how painful
it got.  Well after about 1 minute of this I let go and
was also steering with my left hand too.  Then I gripped
again for another 1 or 2 minutes as hard as I could, and
all the while my face was grimacing I was in such pain!!
But then when I released my right hand grip the second
time I realized something happened but I don't know
what.  There was no snapping sound or anything.  But
when I flexed my hand the pain was totally gone, instantly,
and it's been gone all day long now, and I can still lift
a 40 lb. weight in one hand even with the wrist turned that
way, and the pain is totally disappeared!!!  I am truly
amazed this has occurred and thought I should share
this with my math friends.  Also I am still memorizing
the atomic weights to up to 10 digits on some of them.
2009 iupac standard.  I know about 60% of them now
by heart.  When I finally finish, I'll be back more of the
time.  I developed a 3 by 3 array or keypad I use to
memorize the digits.  It is like a phone keypad
except I have the numbers in a different order for reasons
that have to do with the colors red, blue, white, and black
and all their mixtures (using paint, not light).
Here is the arrangement where the the center square can
be either/both a zero or a seven, I just have to remember
which one, the other 8 positions only have one number each:

2    6       1

4    0&7    8

9     5      3

Um, the 2 is blue, and 1 is black, and 9 is white and 3 is red.
The edges are the mixtures of the corners.  4 is sky blue,
5 is pink, 8 is maroon, 6 is navy blue and 0 is lavender or grey/gray,
and 7 is purple, mixing the diagonal corners for the 0 and 7.

Now rubidium comes out really cool: 854678 or 854608, I think its a 7, not 0.
But it's neat how rubidium uses all the edge spots going clcokwise!!

I ignore the decimal place when memorizing since that is obvious after awhile.

Talk soon...

Any theories on my recovering hand/wrist pain would be neat to hear.


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#2 2011-12-01 12:09:23

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Re: weight lifting miracle today

Hi John;

That is really good news!

Muscle pains are really mysterious especially when working out. Just be happy it is gone, two years is a long time to suffer.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#3 2011-12-01 15:03:52

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Knock on wood, all is still good at bedtime.  I'll let you know if it goes back to before or stays well over the next week...


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#4 2011-12-01 15:38:09

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Hi John;

Thanks, and good to see you. Whatever you do keep working out.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#5 2011-12-01 20:22:24

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Instant cure, wow!

Doing weights is great, muscles help health in many ways.


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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#6 2011-12-02 02:31:32

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Re: weight lifting miracle today

nice to hear from you guys.

Here's a link to the atomic weights of the elements I have been using.
The abstract tells the changes and then you can view the full pdf at the the bottom click.
"Atomic weights of the elements 2009 (IUPAC Technical Report)"
http://iupac.org/publications/pac/83/2/0359/
http://iupac.org/publications/pac/83/2/0359/


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#7 2011-12-02 07:09:49

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Hi John;

Thanks for the link. How is the hand holding up.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#8 2011-12-02 09:11:30

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im Glad that u got better John


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#9 2011-12-06 03:23:44

John E. Franklin
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It's five days later, and the hand/wrist is still perfectly fine and I helped move heavy furniture for a sibling.
No pain at all!!  ...   Yeah, that link is pretty interesting.  Wish I owned the whole book that the pdf comes from.  Wonder how much and where you can buy it.


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#10 2011-12-06 07:46:25

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Hi John;

Glad to hear that you are cured. It is an amazing story. Watch your back though with moving that furniture.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#11 2011-12-06 09:36:01

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That's what my sister said to me when I picked up a table all by myself last night!!
She said, "don't hurt your back John!!".
I said, "Oh, this is nothing."
But still it is important to be aware of your back since it is so fragile.
Thanks bobbym.
Today I did some walking and a little running, very little.
Since my feet are wide in the front with bunions and normal in the back,
I have to be creative with a lot of my footwear to get it to fit right.
Then ofcourse I noted last week if I run on the grass, still not frozen,
that it feels a lot better on the body, since it isn't so hard as tar.
My quest is to find or build or modify footwear to make it squishier.
I've made some working models that are okay, but nothing super yet.
Shoe Goo and foam-rubber works great on the bottom of some footwear.
I had a yoga mat that I gave to my sister, that I might get back and turn
it into soles for old sneakers, on the outside botttom...


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#12 2011-12-06 09:44:11

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Hi John;

I have foot problems too. They are both flat and one is worse than the other. I too get creative with footwear and ideas to cushion the body and spine on each step. It is an eternal challenge.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#13 2011-12-06 09:50:04

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There's a shoe I haven't tried called Z-Coil Shoes.  They are here in the East.  See if there is a store near you.  They do personal fitting.  Also Good Feet sells a wide and normal sneakers with 3 springs inside the bottom part, but I haven't bought them or tried them yet since it's an hour plus drive away.


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#14 2011-12-06 13:06:40

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Hi John;

Thanks, I know about them. What I did was shy away from sneakers and got a pair of nice looking work shoes. They are heavier but I get the support I need. Also my ankles need that kind of support too.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#15 2011-12-06 21:42:18

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My Dad had flat feet and he was a teacher and a barber both, so he stood a lot.  But somehow he managed.  When he was retired, the hospital got him some diabetic shoes, since he had type 2 diab.


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#16 2011-12-06 23:07:59

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Hi John;

Diabetes is a killer my Dad had it too.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#17 2011-12-07 07:50:28

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My Dad had strokes too.  He smoked from age 13 to 76.   I had a cousin, and she died of lung cancer at around 39 or 40 years old.  Very, very sad.   My sister smokes a lot, can't get her to stop.  I only have smoked about ten cigarettes in all of 2011.   Usually only one or two puffs and I put it out.   I actually have 5 cigarettes left still from the pack I bought in January.  It's just a silly thing that won't increase because I am very careful not to smoke any two cigarettes closer than 1 week apart.   Maybe you could say I'm hooked, but it sure ain't much.


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#18 2011-12-07 08:59:57

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How strange that people's lives are so similar. My Father smoked from when he was about 14 to when it killed him at 65. Diabetes then a heart attack.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#19 2011-12-07 09:06:54

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Oh geez.  Yeah, I thought I was over thinking sadly about my Dad, but now I think I'm in a stage of denial, where I just won't let me think about him to much.  I think I'll start to try to change that and think about the good times we had more often.


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#20 2011-12-07 09:22:17

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Hi John;

You are correct, no sense in thinking about the past like that.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#21 2011-12-07 09:33:51

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Yup!  Thanks.  Now I'm going up the hill to a store with slices of pizza ready.  Just called them.


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#22 2011-12-07 11:42:04

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Hi John;

Pizza! Sounds good, I am going to have something to eat also.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#23 2011-12-08 02:08:20

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Our power was out for 2 1/2 hours this early morning.
We got an inch of snow and then an eighth of an inch of ice on top.
It is melting now.
North of me, in central and northern NH I think they got more outages
according to Public Service of NH on the phone.


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#24 2011-12-08 09:31:57

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Hi John;

Power outages yecch! Temperature here dropping to an unusual 36 degrees. Glad I moved to be in a warm climate!


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#25 2011-12-15 08:23:20

John E. Franklin
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Hi bobby and rest, mif, sarah rebekah:  All is well.  I'm getting over a 3 week cold.  It hardly is anything anymore.  Was a bad one though and I gave it to my Mom who is about 5 days behind me on it, still recovering now.  So anyway, I was searching to see if any new elemental masses/weights had been announced yet since it is every 2 years, so this is what I found.  No changes yet but a project is underway.  This tiny read is marked as 01DEC2011:
http://www.iupac.org/web/ins/2009-029-1-200
http://www.iupac.org/web/ins/2009-029-1-200


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