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Does the book
..... have puzzles to solve without using a computer or being on line? I really know nothing about sudoku except that it is on line puzzle solving.
I'm sure you know that she has put on her "I am the wife and mother of this family" face, so expected to take care of everybody else other tan herself (she thinks).
But she's got you to put that aside, take charge, and be there for her.
Added to my prayer list!
Sorry, Angeline, sudoku's can very well be made on paper. Here in the Netherlands, practically every newpaper has one everyday. Sometimes I solve one in the train from work to back to home.
Let me give you a VERY basic example. Just to give you an idea. In reality, they are more complex, of course.
We have a 2-by-2 square (I assume this isn't too much math for you), like this:
Now fill in the x-es, in such a way that every line AND every column contains the numbers 1 and 2. There is only one solution.
You'll see an example of the common 3x3-variant in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudoku, on the top right. Every row, every column and every of 9 squares must contain the digits 1 through 9. I don't know if this is an easy one or a difficult one, but I can tell you how to find 3 of the missing numbers.
Look at the middle column. It doesn't yet have a 4. You can't put it in the empty cell in the lower square, because that SQUARE already has a 4. And you can't put it in the empty cell in the middle square, because that ROW already has a 4. So you must put it in the empty cell in the top square.
That leaves 3 and 5 to put in the 2 other empty cells. It's easy to see the 3 must come in the lower square (otherwise there would be 2 3's in the middle square), leaving he cell in the middle square with a 5.
All you need to solve this on paper is a ballpoint (or a pencil and a gum) and a clever mind.
You forgot to say that Sudoku is very addictive.
Most books have them in categories such as Easy, Medium, Hard, Challenger.
After many years of working them, I now skip the Easy and Medium puzzles (too simple) and start with the Hard ones.
A fantastic time burner.
Should be great for Hospital.
Glad you reacted so quickly, Paul
You may well have saved her life. Please keep us posted!
Let's not go THAT far, Josh.
I just got back, and so far they've not seen anything unusual in the continuous EKG monitoring. However, I DO know that cardiac issues present themselves differently for women than they do for men, and that was why I insisted that she go to the ER.
She'll be having a stress treadmill test tomorrow at 8 AM; hopefully, we'll then know if there's something to be concerned about.
We will keep her in our Prayers
I don't know her age or any risk factors or family history
but when I worked here as an EMT, chest pain in the absence of any precipitating factor was always a scoop and run, Code 4 (there is no Code 5). As you say, cardiac problems present very differently in women. Some women get heart burn, my mother in law got back pain between her shoulder blades and sometimes in her left arm. She sometimes complained of heaviness in her chest, not the crushing chest pain that is common in men. For all that she lived as a cardiac patient for 24 years, not happily and with diminished mobility as time progressed but she had her first attack at 62 and died at 86
Don't be too quick to dismiss Josh. While he may be a little dramatic in his statement early hospitalization is the best thing possible. The good news is that both imaging and treatment have progressed enormously.
My best wishes to you and your wife and my best hopes for her recovery, actually my best hopes that it's muscle strain.
Good luck, Rob
Yeah, 'Chest Pain' is a magic phrase ...
Undiagnosed chest pain is one of the complaints that get immediate attention in the ER. "I think I'm having a stroke" should be another, although some ERs aren't quite up to speed on that yet.
I hope she gets some rest and feels better in the AM
Hope all goes well for ya'll.
I hope that she is OK, and that good things will
result from her hospital stay.
hope it was a false alarm Paul
and BTW, if Brussel sprouts are the "Devils food", then Sudoku is..........
All my fingers are crossed (You try typing like that).
Update when you can. We're all sending our best wishes.
Of course best wishes to both of you.
And something to keep her busy will be good at reducing stress.
However, I think the sudoku books would just frustrate me to the point of boiling my blood. Just give me a few scifi and fanasty books, with maybe a good murder mystery type thrown in for a alternative.
Well different strokes for different folks.
Hope the diagnosis is quick and the news is good.
I hope everything goes well.