Infirmary Thread #18: Keep Your Social Distance!

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Infirmary Thread #18: Keep Your Social Distance!

Post by RJDiogenes » Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:23 pm

Time for a new, sanitized Infirmary Thread. If I know us, we'll need it pretty qui-- ouch, my foot! :sob:
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Re: Infirmary Thread #18: Keep Your Social Distance!

Post by scottydog » Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:12 am

^ You got this thread off on the wrong foot.

Let's start again. Who is infirm? What stuff could be happening to Elara right now as we speak?

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Post by Lupine » Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:50 pm

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a: Malaria.
b: Leprosy.
c: Black Plague.
d: mauled by a bear that had just raided someone's crack stash.

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Post by Orpheus » Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:24 pm

e: a hitherto unknown form of temporal epilepsy that involves seizures of Time Itself, rather than the temporal lobe

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Post by RJDiogenes » Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:32 pm

So many wonderful ideas pop up in these threads. :time:
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Re: Infirmary Thread #18: Keep Your Social Distance!

Post by Gary » Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:22 pm

Last night, the healing membrane over the wound in my mouth sloughed off. All the stitches dissolved and everything is looking good. The oral surgeon's office called so schedule my appointment for placing the pin. I go in May 5th for a checkup, the results of which will determine if I'm good to go for surgery the first part of July.
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Post by Lupine » Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:01 pm

^Sounds like you're making progress.

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That does sound good. And the appointment is almost a month away, so hopefully fewer precautions will be required by then.
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Post by scottydog » Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:09 am

Gary wrote:
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...the healing membrane over the wound in my mouth sloughed off...
Sometimes the most gruesome images represent good progress :thumbsup:

I assume you didn't swallow that which sloughed off?

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Re: Infirmary Thread #18: Keep Your Social Distance!

Post by Gary » Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:39 pm

scottydog wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:09 am
Gary wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:22 pm
...the healing membrane over the wound in my mouth sloughed off...
Sometimes the most gruesome images represent good progress :thumbsup:

I assume you didn't swallow that which sloughed off?
I did not. It was noticeably loose while I was watching a movie.
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Post by jgc » Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:39 pm

So, I have mild allergies. Except for when they aren't mild. One of the things that sets it off (and everyone who remembers this, raise your hand) is the ink used in the mimeograph machine. :lol:

This time its pollen. I had the window open for a couple of nights, and spent some time outside yesterday. Itchy nose! Itchy eyes! I'm going insane! :loopy:
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jgc wrote:
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So, I have mild allergies. Except for when they aren't mild. One of the things that sets it off (and everyone who remembers this, raise your hand) is the ink used in the mimeograph machine. :lol:
:hello: I loved that smell. :yes:
This time its pollen. I had the window open for a couple of nights, and spent some time outside yesterday. Itchy nose! Itchy eyes! I'm going insane! :loopy:
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Post by jgc » Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:16 pm

Figures you'd love that smell. :lol:

I ordered something thru my insurance pharmacy OTC store. It should be here soon.

But, yes, I could order something from Walmart.
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Post by scottydog » Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:43 pm

I'm sure I lost billions of brain smells inhaling mimeograph and ditto machine ink :loopy: :headbash:

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Post by Madeliaette » Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:48 am

my sinus allergies ahve improved conmsiderably - 1. the weather is less windy (except for today). 2. more sun no rain. 3. no snow or storms. 4. i havent eaten much wheat. 5. less pollution due to less building work/cars on the road/etc. (i hought a positive health message ought to cheer the thread up a bit)

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Post by Lupine » Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:46 pm

I'm having a little allergies due to the fact I've spent the last 2 days weeding.

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Re: Infirmary Thread #18: Keep Your Social Distance!

Post by RJDiogenes » Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:11 pm

jgc wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:16 pm
Figures you'd love that smell. :lol:
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scottydog wrote:
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I'm sure I lost billions of brain smells inhaling mimeograph and ditto machine ink :loopy: :headbash:
Good buzz, though. :feelinggood:
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(i hought a positive health message ought to cheer the thread up a bit)
We always like to hear good news. :yes:
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I'm having a little allergies due to the fact I've spent the last 2 days weeding.
Even with that Road Warrior mask?
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Post by Lupine » Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:55 pm

Back's store. I think I did it in moving a heavy mass of pond weed out of one of the ponds yesterday.

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Post by RJDiogenes » Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:16 pm

Ouch. I hope it feels better.
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Post by Elara » Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:57 am

Almost got taken out by a big bale today. Not really, but it did shift while I was pulling the netting off the bottom, while my brother had it lifted. Made me jump, my son yell, and my brother said he had to stop himself from reacting. :lol:

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Cayla » Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:41 am
Elara, migraines suck. Fortunately, I have not had one in 11 months. While I do not have allergies, I found that once I began taking ipratropium bromide .06% nasal spray (Atrovent), once per day for post nasal drip, the migraines ceased. Sometimes the traditional migraine treatments do not work, but finding something non traditional does. I hope you fine something that will cease the migraine attacks.
I keep looking for something to help. Nasal sprays are out, I would taste it for hours. I have to be careful with meds, because I can taste them once they are in my system. I found out that many meds have an awful taste once it's in where you can't get rid of it. :as:
huggle » Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:05 am
wow, Elara, your list of injuries is impressive.
:D
I have the same toe problem: I've broken my pinkie toe about 20 times. Usually, I hit the door frame when not wearing glasses and hurrying to the bathroom. Funnily, I've never broken any other bone in all my life.
Yep. Worst one was breaking my middle toe. Putting shoes on was torture, so I spent most of that summer barefoot. :) Same here, no other broken bones, that I know of. ;)
Migraine is something horrible :( I always get one when the weather changes. When I was a teenager I had migraines 5 days per week. My parent's GP studied in China and offered me an acupuncture to soothe the nerve next time I had a fit. Unfortunately, when I had my next migraine he was called to a childbirth. So he did a shortcut treatment and injected a local anesthetic at the acupuncture points. For the next 48 hours I had the grandmother of all migraines and came close to killing myself. But after that one had passed I was pain free for a full decade and even now, another 30 years later, I have migraines only when the weather changes are really extreme. And they are always just a 3-4 on the scale.
Maybe acupuncture could help you, too?
I know that acupressure helps, found that out accidentally, so I would like to try acupuncture, but I've never had an opportunity.
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Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:12 am
Let's start again. Who is infirm? What stuff could be happening to Elara right now as we speak?
What? Why would you think that? Why... okay, maybe. :lol:
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^
a: Malaria.
b: Leprosy.
c: Black Plague.
d: mauled by a bear that had just raided someone's crack stash.
No
No
No
No, but now I am wondering if there are crackhead bears around? :unsure:
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jgc wrote:
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So, I have mild allergies. Except for when they aren't mild. One of the things that sets it off (and everyone who remembers this, raise your hand) is the ink used in the mimeograph machine. :lol:
:hello: I loved that smell. :yes:
When I was a kid, teachers had a mimeograph machine to run off our work sheets, the ink smelled a little like bananas. When we would get the worksheet, we'd all bury our faces in it. When I was in 7th grade, I was a teacher's helper and the one job I loved? Running off the worksheets. :lol:

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Post by Cayla » Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:38 am

I only stopped by this thread, because I saw that Elara was the last person to post in it. :lol:
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Post by Lupine » Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:53 pm

^ :lol:

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Post by RJDiogenes » Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:37 pm

We'll name #19 after Elara. :D
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Post by scottydog » Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:34 am

Elara wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:57 am
Almost got taken out by a big bale today. Not really, but it did shift while I was pulling the netting off the bottom, while my brother had it lifted. Made me jump, my son yell, and my brother said he had to stop himself from reacting. :lol:
I think you missed your calling -- you would have made a great Hollywood stuntwoman :lol:

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Post by Elara » Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:39 am

Welp, my finger has gone from really good, to I need to "see" the doctor. I took more photos, in case she would like to actually see it, but we have a phone appointment for Friday. It hurts when pressed, is slightly swollen and has a yellow/white patch in the new growth, that has shifted from one side to the other. I'm thinking an infection. Dangit. :lol:
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I only stopped by this thread, because I saw that Elara was the last person to post in it. :lol:
If only the bale had fallen on me, then I would have had a really good story to tel... oh, wait. ;) :lol:
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We'll name #19 after Elara. :D
I don't know whether to be honored, or feel sorry for the thread. :lol:
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I think you missed your calling -- you would have made a great Hollywood stuntwoman :lol:
Funny that you should say that. As a 15 yr. old, I tried every stunt I saw the cowboys do. Failed at several, accomplished others. The run and jump on, nailed it. The swing off and run from the horse, while the horse was still in motion. Oh yeah. Riding backwards. Cinch. Standing on the horse. Did it. Jumping up onto the bare back of the horse. Easy. Crawling underneath. Yeppers. Laying back, doing a backward somersault off the horse. Accomplished. Vaulting onto the horse from the back. Failed! Tried and tried, could never do the jump over the butt. That really annoyed me. :lol:
Also did the distance rider stuff. Taught my horse to pull me up hills (I hung onto his tail). We did miles of riding. I jogged with him, etc...
At one point, I actually considered running away from home and heading to California to become a stunt rider. Saved every dime I made one summer, made plans and when I had saved up $500, I figured it was time to split. Unfortunately, my mother found my money and spent it before I got my bus ticket. Didn't really want to hitch my way to California, so I never went. Was always kind of mad at her for that, I could have been a big time stunt woman or a complete failure, but I would have tried. Funny thing was, the thought of doing that, scared me less than the thought of college.

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