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Re: Check-In Thread #95: Americium Interstate Dogme

Post by Lupine » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:51 pm

Good morning, one and all. :yawn:

Hoping for more rain today and I do see a rainbow right now, so there's hope.
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in not so good news - my son has been sent home 'unfit for work' due to the cold weather affecting his hip joints....and his new meds for excema are not yet taking effect as there was skin flakes in his laundry again this week. he isnt even 30 yet and is it such poor health, Land i are fitter than he is and she is over 70!
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No surgery for now. He will only need surgery if an abscess forms.

Ron won't be too happy with me, today. My pastor found out he is in the hospital. He is going to visit Ron. Ron does not share the same views of religion as I do, and does not attend any church. I just agreed to it, because it was someone to go check on him, while I was at work, today. :lol:
Some good news- other than the pastor pestering him. :lol:

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Re: Check-In Thread #95: Americium Interstate Dogme

Post by RJDiogenes » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:58 pm

Good evening, everyone. :hello:

Here I am. I got stuck late at work. Did I mention how I hate COBRA? Oh, the pain, the pain.
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No surgery for now. He will only need surgery if an abscess forms.
That's good news. I'm crossing my fingers for no abscesses. When does he get to come home?
Ron won't be too happy with me, today. My pastor found out he is in the hospital. He is going to visit Ron. Ron does not share the same views of religion as I do, and does not attend any church. I just agreed to it, because it was someone to go check on him, while I was at work, today. :lol:
It's the thought that counts. I'm an Atheist and I appreciate it when someone makes a religious gesture-- as long as they don't try to recruit me. :D
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I got a good night's sleep but I'm coughing a lot this morning. I'll take some Dayquill in a few minutes, maybe that will help.
It won't help your cough, but it will help you hallucinate, which is the next best thing.
Tell Ron it could have been worse. You could have sent Ronald McDonald to check on him.
Or the Burger King. Brrr. :afraid:
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Finally caught up on the check ins. Phew!
Nice to see you. :hug:
Scotty, you forgot to mention that my favorite team won the Super Bowl! I even got to watch the game 😁
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Re: Check-In Thread #95: Americium Interstate Dogme

Post by Lupine » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:01 pm

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Tell Ron it could have been worse. You could have sent Ronald McDonald to check on him.
Or the Burger King. Brrr. :afraid:
If they brought burgers and fries I'd be OK with it.

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Re: Check-In Thread #95: Americium Interstate Dogme

Post by RJDiogenes » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:03 pm

That's true. I can tolerate a lot for burgers and fries. :hamburger: :fries:
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Re: Check-In Thread #95: Americium Interstate Dogme

Post by scottydog » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:51 pm

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I got stuck late at work. Did I mention how I hate COBRA? Oh, the pain, the pain.
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Re: Check-In Thread #95: Americium Interstate Dogme

Post by RJDiogenes » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:13 am

^^ That's exactly what I was thinking of when I wrote that. :lol:

scotty, emma said to tell you that she saw The Upside and loved it.
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Re: Check-In Thread #95: Americium Interstate Dogme

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scotty, emma said to tell you that she saw The Upside and loved it.
I'm glad emma liked it, as I enjoyed it, too. You can read my review of the movie right here.

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Re: Check-In Thread #95: Americium Interstate Dogme

Post by emma glitch » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:19 am

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^^ :lol:

Speaking of lazy and irresponsible -- I just had a nice long phone chat with a friend from grad school whom I hadn't heard from in years. He's 59 like me, but unlike me, he waited until last week to have his first colonoscopy (which they recommend you have at age 50 or younger).

So of course they found a "big mass" which they're doing a biopsy on. My friend is scared to death as you can imagine. They'll let him know the results on Tuesday.

The good news is that he's symptom-free which suggests that if it's malignant, maybe they've caught it early before it's metastscized.
My friend in Virginia said she's going to get one this year but was fretting over finding someone who could take her. I told her I'd come out since I know how daunting it can be. That way, no last minute cancellations will affect her. Meanwhile, I know people nearing 50 who gripe and complain at the very thought of getting one. Since I've been there twice, I lay it out straight that they're freaking out over absolutely nothing.

What I find maddening is the orthodontist's assistants advise their patients to take OTC pain reliever whenever their braces are adjusted. The amount of discomfort lasts just a few days, so I think they're doing people a disservice by recommending medication. Maybe it's me, but I think the US public have turned into the biggest weenies in the past 35 years, always wanting a little pill to cure all that ails. Some years back, a co-worker was telling me how I'd be on cholesterol medication "like everyone else"? :wtf: :wtf: He proceeded to point out several people in the office who were on one form of medication or another. I told him since I don't eat the Oklahoma diet of fried everything washed down with a soda that I wasn't worried. Blood pressure medication is another over medication trend (IMO), and I found it disturbing that several blood pressure medications were recently linked to cancer.
Yep, I was okay when the stupid nursing home stopped giving me my meds and the va never said a thing about that, so I got out of the horrible nursing home went into assistive living where I was no longer locked in and hopped the bus to get out and get good healthy meals , whch are not available at nursing homes or assistibe living since they are not there to autally take care of us, at whole foods I overhearnd a couple of old guys talk about beet juice so I started drinking it every day and not only does it taste good, ut it is good for you. Unlike the statin drug for blood pressure control beet5 juice actually brourght my blood pressure back down to where it used to be when I was 50. Yay! No more
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Re: Check-In Thread #95: Americium Interstate Dogme

Post by Madeliaette » Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:30 am

GM. Good for you and the beet juice, Emma!
As for my son - he says his hips dont work properly because of the constant shivering. (i dont think they have heat on at the store) he has a blood tests today and his weekly meds tomorrow tho....and hopefully he will mention the hips problem to a nurse/dr then.
yesterday L&I were doing her giraffe jigsaw - today i am baking losar cookies.
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Re: Check-In Thread #95: Americium Interstate Dogme

Post by RJDiogenes » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:36 am

Good morning, everyone. :hello:

What is it? Tuesday? Feels like Tuesday? :peekaboo:
scottydog wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:36 am
I'm glad emma liked it, as I enjoyed it, too. You can read my review of the movie right here.
We knew that, that's why she wanted you to know. :yes:
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whch are not available at nursing homes or assistibe living since they are not there to autally take care of us,
No, neither one of those places helped you at all. I'm glad you got logged back in. :yes:
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As for my son - he says his hips dont work properly because of the constant shivering. (i dont think they have heat on at the store) he has a blood tests today and his weekly meds tomorrow tho....and hopefully he will mention the hips problem to a nurse/dr then.
Yikes. I hope he does, because that's pretty bad. :(
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Re: Check-In Thread #95: Americium Interstate Dogme

Post by Cayla » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:42 am

Good morning!

Another day at work, and another evening at the hospital.
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Re: Check-In Thread #95: Americium Interstate Dogme

Post by scottydog » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:14 pm

Happy Chewsday, everyone :hello:

Today's my heavy teaching day. I hope to be able to sneak in a late afternoon nap around 4:30 :sleep:

My daughter's in Munich, Germany right now performing with her band. I think this is their 4th or 5th European tour in the past 2 years. :guitar:

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Post by jgc » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:11 pm

Good morning everyone. :hello:

So I got my essential bills paid. I even had a couple of dollars left over! Enough to get some coffeemate and some bottled water. But, alas! Today I find I'm all out of light bulbs. I only have one working bulb. 😐 And the batteries died in my home blood pressure thingie. Egad! It's always something, as Gilda Radner used to say.

Cayla, my dad was hospitalized more than once for diverticulitis. They'd keep him long enough to get it settled and send him home. He never needed surgery, thank goodness.

Other than bulbs and batteries, things are moving along at the usual pace in the jgc household.
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Re: Check-In Thread #95: Americium Interstate Dogme

Post by Lupine » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:57 pm

Good morning, all and welcome to the Year of the Pig! :pig: :newyear: :pig:

Nothing much happening here, other than the wind.
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Good morning!

Another day at work, and another evening at the hospital.
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My daughter's in Munich, Germany right now performing with her band. I think this is their 4th or 5th European tour in the past 2 years. :guitar:
That sounds awesome! :thumbsup:

Hope you can get some light bulbs, jgc.

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Post by scottydog » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:53 pm

Lupine wrote:
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Good morning, all and welcome to the Year of the Pig! :pig: :newyear: :pig:
Does that give me the green light to eat more bacon? :bacon:
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my dad was hospitalized more than once for diverticulitis.
Until now, I had no idea that diverticulitis could be so serious :no:

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Post by Lupine » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:59 pm

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Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:53 pm
Lupine wrote:
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Good morning, all and welcome to the Year of the Pig! :pig: :newyear: :pig:
Does that give me the green light to eat more bacon? :bacon:
Be honest: do we really need an excuse? :lol:

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Post by RJDiogenes » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:33 pm

Good evening, everyone. :hello:

I heard that Julie Adams from The Creature From The Black Lagoon has died. :(
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Another day at work, and another evening at the hospital.
I hope all is well. Have they said when he is coming home?
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My daughter's in Munich, Germany right now performing with her band. I think this is their 4th or 5th European tour in the past 2 years. :guitar:
New York, London, Paris, Munich.....
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But, alas! Today I find I'm all out of light bulbs. I only have one working bulb. 😐
I never remember to get light bulbs until I'm all out and have to get dressed by the light of my iPhone.
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Good morning, all and welcome to the Year of the Pig! :pig: :newyear: :pig:
Happy Pig Year. :party:
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Until now, I had no idea that diverticulitis could be so serious :no:
There are worse things, but it's definitely not something you want to have. :no:

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Re: Check-In Thread #95: Americium Interstate Dogme

Post by scottydog » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:59 pm

RJDiogenes wrote:
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I heard that Julie Adams from The Creature From The Black Lagoon has died. :(
I'm sorry to hear this. Are any of the creature's descendants still living?

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Post by RJDiogenes » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:26 pm

^^ Have you seen The Shape of Water?
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^^ Have you seen The Shape of Water?
Actually, no. Which is surprising given how many movies I watch. It even won Best Picture (or was nominated).

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Post by Madeliaette » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:29 am

GM. I know two people who have diverticulitis - one suffers painfully and runs to the Doc frequently - the other controls it with dietary changes and only suffers rarely.
hope that light bulb lasts til your next payday, jcg - are there are places you can go in emergency for 'essentials' like food packages and light globes if not that you could pop into to help tide you over? that time i didnt get income for 20 weeks, i had to go to a couple to have help paying my bills/providing essentials and food to my son.
no plans for today. yesterday i cooked a Losar meal (NO bacon!!) chardonnay - crusty garlic giant dinner roll, brocoli-mushroom-zuchini bake with vegan battered prawns, gooseberries in port wine with brown custard, and mint/cinnamon Losar cookie!

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Post by RJDiogenes » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:35 am

Good morning, everyone. :hello:

Just another manic Wednesday.
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Actually, no. Which is surprising given how many movies I watch. It even won Best Picture (or was nominated).
You should definitely catch it. I don't bother much with contemporary movies, but that one was really good.
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no plans for today. yesterday i cooked a Losar meal (NO bacon!!) chardonnay - crusty garlic giant dinner roll, brocoli-mushroom-zuchini bake with vegan battered prawns, gooseberries in port wine with brown custard, and mint/cinnamon Losar cookie!
That all sounds good. Well, I've never had gooseberries, but the rest sounds good. :yum:

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Re: Check-In Thread #95: Americium Interstate Dogme

Post by Cayla » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:59 am

Good morning!

Ron is supposed to come home today. I'm glad, as I would like to spend my evenings at home, instead of at the hospital. He already informed me that he is going to work this afternoon. :rolleyes:

Yesterday, he gave me a tour of the hospital floor. Then he offered to go to the pantry to make me a cup of tea, or bring me a snack. He doesn't do this at home. :conf: :lol:

I'll go to work and wait for him to call. I may or may not go back to work, depending on the time they release him.
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Post by scottydog » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:39 pm

Happy Wednesday, all :hello:

Just a few meetings today, nothing exciting.

RJ, I'll try to watch Shape of Water this weekend. Cayla, glad to hear Ron is coming home. Maddy, not sure I want a Loser meal -- are there Winner meals? :lol:

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Post by Lupine » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:51 pm

Good morning, all. :coffee:

Have a dental appointment today. As for the moment I'm trying to get the house warmed up before my aunt gets up. With the wind last night the temp inside the house dropped to 43 this morning. :cold:

Glad Ron is getting to come home.

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