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Posted by thumperguy @thumperguy, Aug 1, 2021

At the prescription counter yesterday a guy next to me was writing a check for a box of saline solution ampules. Naturally it got my attention. Now get this; I sneaked peek at the name on the check and did a double-take. I was standing next to Neb U. Lizer.

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If I recollect, Neb U Lizer was the grandson of a lovely German lady named, Frau Dulent. Wonder how she’s doing…

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L I B, I would have never guessed that! It’s “Nebbing”time here in Dallas. Don

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@thumperguy

L I B, I would have never guessed that! It’s “Nebbing”time here in Dallas. Don

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So Don, Are you a native Texan or an implant?

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@thumperguy I love love love the name of this post!

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@sueinmn

So Don, Are you a native Texan or an implant?

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Transplanted in 1972 from Tulsa to start grad school.

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@loribmt

If I recollect, Neb U Lizer was the grandson of a lovely German lady named, Frau Dulent. Wonder how she’s doing…

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Lori, I thought ole Neb sorta smelled like Saurkraut. 😉

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@thumperguy

Transplanted in 1972 from Tulsa to start grad school.

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Texas has been my part time home since 1963. Used to be N of Dallas, now far south, on the border.

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I remember you mentioning that before in less detail. Any interesting memories to share?

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@thumperguy

I remember you mentioning that before in less detail. Any interesting memories to share?

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How big it is! So many memories – here are a couple very early ones.

In pre-expressway days, we couldn't figure out why such a dry state had such deep roadside ditches – until we drove into our first real Texas downpour and the ditches filled up in a few minutes – and all the tarantulas and armadillos came up on the road. Crunch,crunch,crunch.

Or maybe, leaving Minnesota in a March snowstorm, going tenting on Galveston Beach, and getting a sunburn on Easter morning?

Or finding out they build houses without basements? Never heard of such a thing before.

What's your favorite transplant story?

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New topic: In the days of yore at a time before I learned that the $1,300.00 rambunctious Respirtech Percussion Vest my Pulmo persuaded Medicare to buy for me was superfluous*, yeah while being jostled around one evening I penned this ditty. You old timers can roll your eyes while the newer bunch have a look.
To the tune of Gene Autry’s “I’m Back in the Saddle Again.“ “I’m ridin’ ole Thumper again.
Chasin’ that old Devil phlegm.
If I don’t git him now,
there’s always a next round,
I know I’ll git him somehow.
Yippie ty yi a, goin’ my way
Ridin’ ole Thumper again.“

*Superflous by dint of my gradual realization that the “Thumper” didn’t seem to add noticeably to the result of “nebulizer only.” Don

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New topic: In the days of yore at a time before I learned that the $1,300.00 rambunctious Respirtech Percussion Vest my Pulmo persuaded Medicare to buy for me was superfluous*, yeah while being jostled around one evening I penned this ditty. You old timers can roll your eyes while the newer bunch have a look.
To the tune of Gene Autry’s “I’m Back in the Saddle Again.“ “I’m ridin’ ole Thumper again.
Chasin’ that old Devil phlegm.
If I don’t git him now,
there’s always a next round,
I know I’ll git him somehow.
Yippie ty yi a, goin’ my way
Ridin’ ole Thumper again.“

*Superflous by dint of my gradual realization that the “Thumper” didn’t seem to add noticeably to the result of “nebulizer only.” Don

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Despite having recently reported that I had, some time ago, concluded "that the “Thumper” didn’t seem to add noticeably to the (therapeutic) result of “nebulizer only,” Also mentioned that several months ago I moved the unit to the closet and continued to pursue a "neb only" regimen." What I may not have mentioned is that the Respirtech percussion vest unit (Thumper) had long since ceased to "percuss." It continued to produce a low-volume air flow but sans "thumps." So, urged by my wife, who has observed that I've recently been coughing more than usual, I decided to report the malfunction to the Respirtech factory in Minnesota.
My already established respect for Respirtech's impressive customer service response was doubly reinforced, Following a brief description of what my unit was NOT doing (i.e., "working properly) the competent, courteous service rep intervened with an apology for my inconvenience AND that she would immediately enter an order for a replacement AND that she would attempt to get it shipped so that I might have it the following day and if not then, the next day. Also, a few days later I would receive an empty carton with a shipping label which in which she hoped I would pack up the old unit and take to a UPS store to return it to them. Fortuitously, I live only a mile or so from a UPS store.
It's such a solid pleasure to deal with an outfit that so effectively "steps up to the plate." when the
"chips are down." Breath Easy, Don

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