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Name: Larry
Gender: Male
Hometown: Saginaw, Michigan
Home country: usa
Current location: home
Member since: Mon Nov 2, 2009, 11:29 AM
Number of posts: 2,571

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Hate to say anything good about the "other guy" but,

It's starting to look like he did a good job of destroying the republican party. We can all be thankful for that.

Have a Macbook pro question regarding display/screen size

About 5 years old. On the internet betting horses. I move between tracks and also use excel to do calculations. As I am moving and switching between internet and excel I somehow make the internet display too large to fit on screen. How do i change it back?
Hopefully I can get an answer before next race.

When I click on help in Excel

I get a response saying my version (2016) should be upgraded. various packages available, one at $70 per year. Others more expensive. Has anyone done this? And would you have to renew every year? Doesn't sound like a good deal to me. Just wanted to get some input from more experienced users here.

is there a way to create a range of cells using a calculated value

In excel macro

example Range(b1: b(val(c41)).select
I know this isn't correct but if you know what i am trying to do, maybe you could tell me the correct way.
C41 has a value after all data is entered. the data changes weekly.

Changing values in formulas based on calculations

I am using Concatenate to select 4 different cells. this function is used up to 10 times with each time stepping down 1 row. Works fine when I have 40 rows of data but, sometimes i only have 29 rows of data. Example of my formula below.

=CONCATENATE(B2,", ",B9,", ",B16,", ",B23)
=CONCATENATE(B3,", ",B10,", ",B17,", ",B24)
and so on...
Now is there anyway i can automatically change the cells in the formula base on the number of rows used in the spreadsheet?

Not an expert at excel but i stumble along.

Well it has been about 2 1/2 years since my health conditions were mentioned here

and i am still here . Health is still failing, cannot walk from LR to bathroom without gasping for air. But I did reach my goal of voting the other guy out of office. My next goal is to make it long enough to increase Democratic strength in Senate and Congress. Just an update for my journal. Thanks for listening.

Health update for journal

In November 2017 i had surgery to repair an abdominal aorta aneurysm. This was inter vascular surgery, a stent was installed. The surgery was hard on my lungs, decreasing capacity.
About two months ago a routine ultrasound exam found the stent had slipped or something and it was leaking. This not good, the aneurysm growing again. Surgeon said he would go back in and repair damage stopping the leak. This was done soon after the discovery of leak.
Yesterday I went for an ultrasound to check on surgery. Unfortunately, the surgeon came in and told me it is still leaking. He said he did not think i would survive massive surgery because of my lung condition. He said he will consult with additional experts in the field to see what can be done and call me with options available.
I did not tell him, but i did tell my family, my main concern at this point is surviving long enough to vote against trump next year.
If I don't make it please do what you can to get someone to vote for me.
Thanks for all you do.

An update for Journal

Mar. 15 2019.
My lungs are really going to hell. Can't walk to bathroom and back to living room without running out of breath. Have to sit in chair for 5 minutes or so just to get my breath back. Physical activity really taxes me. This pisses me off but nothing i can do about it.
Children all doing well.
Talked to grandson about me dying. He already has an aunt picked out to live with so i guess that is good. Not sure how the aunt would feel about it, she has her own family type problems. (her husband had a stroke a few years back and is deteroiating at about the same speed as me.)
Undergoing cataract surgery, right eye done last week, left eye next Monday. Vision much better already This may sound crazy but a couple times i have asked myself why am i doing this, my sight should be okay for as long as i will be here.
Ran into an old work friend last night. He came to table as soon as i walked in and asked me how I'm doing. I struggled to tell him bad, can't talk no air. He said "well i knew a few others in same condition and they lived a long time with it." I kinda have a goal to make it long enough to see the asshole in the WhiteHouse get his ass kicked in next election. But i don't know, may have to change living arrangements as i am finding it more and more difficult to take care of myself. Grandson is a help but he is limited.
My political activity is very limited attend a few meetings but now just sit and listen for the most part. Used to raise hell, some may enjoy the new me.
Actually just posting this to update my journal. You all carry on and continue helping me with my "dying wish"
Thanks for listening.

Well Went to Doctor today

He did not give me any good news or bad news. Just said my lungs are not changing, they are stable. Later i was taking a walk test with nurse and i told her my diagnosis is Pulmonary fibrosis. I saw her eyes tear up immediately, she asked me when it was diagnosed and i responded last march. Nothing more was said.
Grandson, has good days and bad days. Mostly bad days, he just came out and asked me if i had any good memories of my childhood. Said he had to think long and hard to recall a good memory. It was when he go two puppies but of course it was counteracted by having to get rid of them a few years later.
18-20 years of negativity is hard to overcome.

Brief update

Medication I take is inhaled using a nebulizer. Last week nebulizer was not working correctly. It was running but not creating fumes for inhalation. Meds just foamed in cup. Took it to provider where they tested it and told me cup was dirty, clean with vinegar and water. Gave me two new cups and sent me home. Went home and using new cup fired up nebulizer, continued to foam in cup. Tried it again in morning with similar results. Hadn't had meds in a couple days and i was puffing hard. my daughter took nebulizer with cup full of foamy meds to provider. They then fired it up and it worked fine for a few minutes then stopped. They gave her new nebulizer and i can now breath. It was a tough day or two but feel better now.
Grandson has been good. He is starting to open up a bit to me now. Told me he gets angry every day and he does. Trying to get him more accepting of his condition. He blames everyone else for any problem he encounters. Shirks responsibility. But he is starting to understand better. I can usually talk him down from his rages. Just posting this as a means of keeping records.
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