Is it me or yahoo?

  1. I can't seem to access my email at yahoo. I get timeouts and page not available and action cancelled. Just started today.

    Anyone else?

    Thanks,

    NurseFirst
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  3. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from NurseFirst
    I can't seem to access my email at yahoo. I get timeouts and page not available and action cancelled. Just started today.

    Anyone else?

    Thanks,

    NurseFirst
    It's you!

    Do you really think decubiti killed Christopher Reeve, BTW?
  4. by   NurseFirst
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    It's you!

    Thanks. Hmmmm. I wonder what's going on. I can reach allnurses and another forum, I can reach the main page of yahoo, but I can't get to my mail. (Once I did get to the signon page...).

    Do you really think decubiti killed Christopher Reeve, BTW?
    Yep. Read the stories. He died of an infection from decubiti. I think it's tragic that that isn't underscored, so that people could learn just how deadly they can be. Here's a guy who could afford the best of care and he still got them, and they took his life. Think of what could be accomplished if the Reeve foundation took some of that money and used to find better methods for avoiding and curing decubiti. While we are taught that decubiti are preventable, I rarely hear of a paraplegic or quad who doesn't have them; least the few quads/paras I've taken care of had them, and so had ones that my classmates have taken care of.

    NurseFirst
  5. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from NurseFirst
    Yep. Read the stories. He died of an infection from decubiti. I think it's tragic that that isn't underscored, so that people could learn just how deadly they can be. Here's a guy who could afford the best of care and he still got them, and they took his life. Think of what could be accomplished if the Reeve foundation took some of that money and used to find better methods for avoiding and curing decubiti. While we are taught that decubiti are preventable, I rarely hear of a paraplegic or quad who doesn't have them; least the few quads/paras I've taken care of had them, and so had ones that my classmates have taken care of.

    NurseFirst

    I never knew that! Wow!

    I think it is awesome that you have it on your signature, people like me may ask -

    I bet it was hard to tell Mr. Reeve anything, though - can you imagine telling Superman to lie down and get off his butt? I bet he was very stubborn about things like that

    Thanks NurseFirst!
  6. by   UM Review RN
    NurseFirst, just wanted to let you know that your signature line has given me an excellent idea for teaching our Techs to do prompt and thorough skin care.

    Thanks! It might save someone's life!

    PS No problems with Yahoo here either. Hope your problem is solved quickly.
    Last edit by UM Review RN on Feb 27, '05
  7. by   NurseFirst
    Oops. I was unable to surf to many websites, something which is no longer a problem, however, the cause remained undetermined. I was very dissatisfied with earthlink's "on the other side of the globe" technical support who kept giving me advice that made no sense at all. ("Go to IE and remove all the internet temp files" me: "Are the internet temp files for Netscape and IE stored in the same place?" them: "no." me: "Then that clearly is NOT the problem. This happens on at least 4 different browsers." And I was talking to the supervisor!
    I finally asked him why he wasn't checking on the lines. "The network is fine." me: "Really? Have you checked my line?" them: "Yes." (since I have DSL) "What is my phone number, then?" (At first he tells me he has to look it up, to which I objected. He finally started tried having me run some network-related programs, such as ping. Then he wanted me to disable my firewall and my virus-checker. I objected. He insisted. I did stop the firewall temporarily and it did not improve the situation. Finally, while I was doing something he asked, we got disconnected. I decided to check on some things on my computer and removed one program (though the load on my computer was 4%, so I don't think it was my computer.) I didn't call back, nor did he call back. I admit I was not very patient with him--but he was a supervisor, for goodness' sake!
    Oh, well, what I was going to post I'm going to post on another post. See ya in a sec.

    NurseFirst
  8. by   NurseFirst
    What I found on the internet was this, from http://www.paralysis.org :
    Even in spite of this, I still feel the root cause was the decubiti. Would he have needed the abx if he didn't have the decubiti? That is not addressed. It seems to me that Dana Reeve is going out of her way to make sure that people don't think it was due to poor health care. There's still something that doesn't quite make sense to me, like, wouldn't he have had some epi around if it was known he was "sensitive" to medication? How many ppl die of anaphylaxis if they are given immediate care? I don't know...anyone? anyone? Note that, at the time of Reeve's death, I sent something to the Reeve foundation asking them to help fund research on decubiti, far less glamorous, and far more needed, IMO, than getting nerves to re-generate. And so it goes.


    "Skin Care

    The death of Christopher Reeve last October was attributed to heart failure due to sepsis (also known as septicemia), an infection that spreads from a specific location (such as a skin sore or bladder infection) to the blood and other organs. What exactly happened to Christopher Reeve isn't known and may never be; there was no autopsy. Clearly, his death was related to pressure sores; at the time of his death Reeve had been battling more than one skin sore. He had even experienced life-threatening sepsis just weeks before he died.

    Indeed, Reeve died as a result of heart failure, which was included in the death certificate. There were complicating factors, however.

    According to Dana Reeve, speaking on national television, neither a pressure sore nor infection directly precipitated Reeve's coma and subsequent death. Despite what was reported at the time, Reeve's body almost certainly did not go into septic shock (a type of blood poisoning that can lead to organ failure and death). The most probable cause of death, Dana Reeve said, was a reaction to a drug Reeve was given to help treat a suspected infection. He had been given the drug on previous occasions, successfully. Reeve had a history of drug sensitivity. Shortly after getting an injection of the drug, Reeve's body went into shock (anaphylactic) resulting in coma and eventually, the shutting down of his organ systems. He never emerged from the coma and died less than 18 hours later.

    Dana Reeve was very clear about the quality of care her husband received. She praised the medical staff and noted that their actions in the final hours were appropriate and unequivocal.

    There may be lessons to be learned from the high profile life and death of Christopher Reeve. By all accounts Reeve's final days were totally normal; he was on the road making a speech, he was busy being a moviemaker, an advocate and a dad, basically doing the things he wanted to do. He never paid heed to the actuarial life-limits placed on his type of paralysis by statisticians (11.4 years).

    Certainly, Reeve's medical staff urged him to heed the fundamental protocol for dealing with any level of pressure sore, that is, to get out of the wheelchair and let the wounds heal up. But Reeve chose to live his life fully and well and as much as possible on his own terms. He was not, as his wife explained, a man who was easily persuaded to slow down.

    The primary lesson, of course, is to be especially aggressive with wounds. It may not be possible to prevent the occurrence of a pressure sore. With appropriate seating and sleeping equipment and attention to basic care, though, most people who are paralyzed can enjoy health and skin integrity for years to come.

    While it may not have been a factor in Reeve's death, septicemia is a real possibility if a pressure sore gets out of control. This degree of infection is generally controllable, however. "
  9. by   UM Review RN
    Quote from NurseFirst
    I was unable to surf to many websites, something which is no longer a problem, however, the cause remained undetermined. I was very dissatisfied with earthlink's "on the other side of the globe" technical support who kept giving me advice that made no sense at all.
    Oooooooooooh. Earthlink.
    Now it makes sense.
    When we tried their service, we had the same problems. Moron tech support blaming our computer for all problems when it was their link that was generally at fault.

    We got rid of 'em and got a better DSL company because frankly, I had a better connection with standard dial-up than with Earthlink.

    I'm not a tech support person, but that's my dx.

    Good luck.
  10. by   NurseFirst
    Generally, I don't have any complaints about my earthlink service. Although they DID enable my DSL service well before I ever received the modem. This made the DSL service that I still had next to unusable. grrrrrrrr. However, it *is* much better than my previous DSL service, where it took me as long to log onto the internet as it did with dialup. I used to be driven to distraction with my previous DSL service; I did like the one prior to that (they went out of the DSL business ) who even gave me a static IP address for the regular DSL cost.

    But, I have had 3 different email addresses since I first logged on to the internet with my very own account, back in the mid-80s. The first two went out of the ISP business. In fact, I do still get mail from the second email address, since I signed up for webhosting with the company that owned their domain name.

    Trivia: in those early days there still were so few people on the internet (there was no "web"--that didn't happen until the early '90s.--the big attraction of the internet in those days was the usenet groups.) that you could buy books that contained the email addresses of everyone on the internet!!!
  11. by   UM Review RN
    Quote from NurseFirst
    there was no "web"--that didn't happen until the early '90s.--
    Wow, and to think that from such humble beginnings sprang Mr. Gore's "I invented the Internet" delusion!:chuckle
  12. by   SusanJean
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    I can't seem to access my email at yahoo. I get timeouts and page not available and action cancelled. Just started today.

    Anyone else?

    Thanks,

    NurseFirst
    Did you try emptying you cache? This can cause the probs listed.
  13. by   SusanJean
    Quote from NurseFirst
    I can't seem to access my email at yahoo. I get timeouts and page not available and action cancelled. Just started today.

    Anyone else?

    Thanks,

    NurseFirst
    Did you try emptying your cache? This can cause the probs listed.

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