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Title: The good, the bad, and the ugly-More Tests...
Post by: daglob on January 31, 2015, 07:47:05 PM
I have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. It is a particularly aggressive form, so much so that it has spread to the point that surgery is no longer an option. So they are going to try hormone therapy on it.

In 1998, they gave my father six months to two years to live, and decided to try the hormone therapy on him because who knows? It might do some good. He is in his fourth year "cancer free", so obviously the therapy works. I don't think I'm quite as far along as my father was, so I believe that I have a good chance. I've got some slight pain, and know that from my father's case, it will get worse before it gets better. I'll also never father another child (but check out my age; I have no business having a kid), and may have what are euphemistically called "intimacy issues", but, hey, dead people have those problems too, and they don't get to see sunsets, eat chocolate, read the next Doc Savage book, and play with their grandchild (or play Freedom Force), all things I have to look forward do.

What annoys me (other than the whole getting up four or five or ten times at night), is that they squirted chemicals into my veins, injected me with radioactive substances, put me in big machines and zapped me with weird energies, and I didn't develop even one super-power.
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Post by: WyldFyre on February 01, 2015, 12:06:09 AM
So sorry to hear this.  On the plus side a man who I knew at work (retired not dead) also had that therapy about 6 or 7 years ago.  So fingers crossed buddy.

And I have had several radioactive shots for scans of my back so I feel ya on the superpowers.  Don't even glow in the dark. :(
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Post by: Epimethee on February 01, 2015, 02:21:15 AM
My thoughts are with you in this ordeal, Daglob. Still, while you might not realize it yet, you did develop superpowers, after all. And you're going to beat this supervillain!
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Post by: BentonGrey on February 01, 2015, 04:17:44 AM
Ohh my gosh, Daglob, I'm so sorry!  We will keep you in our prayers, my friend.  It sounds like you're ready to come out swinging, and that can make a huge difference in these types of situations.  One of my best friends fought a long battle with cancer, and he had a much better run than they predicted, largely, it seemed, because he was too stubborn to give in.  Please let me know if there is anything I can do.
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Post by: spydermann93 on February 01, 2015, 04:33:56 AM
I have faith that you'll pull through, Glob! You're you! There isn't any way that PC will take you down; no siree!
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Post by: hoss20 on February 01, 2015, 05:41:07 AM
I am very sorry to hear this, Da Glob. My father was diagnosed with prostate cancer a number of years ago, but they were able to catch it early enough and he was treated with a radioactive seed implanted into the cancerous area. Luckily, he's been clear of it since then. With all of the members of my family that have suffered from some form of cancer, I was unaware of hormone therapy. Obviously, it's more appropriate for some forms of cancer than others. As you mentioned, it has spread too much for surgery and radiation treatment, as well, I assume. What other course of treatment do they have scheduled to accompany the hormone therapy? Please, keep us posted and know that you can always come here for support, advice, or just to vent.
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Post by: Outcast on February 01, 2015, 02:54:14 PM
I'm sorry to hear about your current health problems Daglob. I'll be praying that the therapy will work for you. Till then be strong, try to stay positive and keep negative thoughts away.

Like what the others said. Don't give up. Even without superpowers, other heroes make up for it through hard work, courage ,persistence and knowledge. I've read that some men who follow a vegetarian diet or eat a lot of fruits and vegetables lowers their risk for it. There are a few other stuff you can read about online.

Anyway, hoping for the best.
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Post by: Podmark on February 03, 2015, 04:06:32 AM
Wow daglob that's heavy. I'm really hoping for the best.
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Post by: thalaw2 on February 03, 2015, 05:14:24 AM
Hang in there!  I pray the therapy works.
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Post by: Lionheart on February 04, 2015, 05:10:18 AM
Our prayers are with you, Daglob. It does sound like you have genetics working for you, from your dad's experience.

Maybe you'll develop super powers yet.  :)
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Post by: stumpy on February 04, 2015, 06:09:25 AM
I am sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with you, man.

On the superpowers, you may be two-thirds the way there. Lots of times it's radioactivity, chemicals, and a lightning bolt that finally does it. Don't give up when you are so close! ;-)
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Post by: Starman on February 04, 2015, 08:39:06 AM
My father got diagnosed with prostate cancer about seven years ago (yay for genetics! Can't wait for those exams!) ... after undergoing radiation treatment, he doesn't even need to go in for regular check-ups now, still enjoys a few beers and leads an even more active lifestyle than before!

Modern medicine is amazing and the human body is surprisingly resilient!
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Post by: Amazo Version 2.2 on February 04, 2015, 05:56:53 PM
i'm really sorry to hear about this, i'm hoping that the therapy goes well, and that everything works out.
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Post by: daglob on February 04, 2015, 10:48:15 PM
Thank you all; I appreciate your kind words.

Tomorrow I have an appointment with the oncologist to set up the course of treatment.

I wouldn't even mind being able to talk to fish...
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Post by: windblown on February 04, 2015, 11:46:04 PM
I'm sorry to hear this daglob, I'm hoping for the best for you.
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Post by: Xenolith on February 05, 2015, 01:04:46 AM
Good luck, DaGlob!  Pulling for you.
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Post by: Glitch Girl on February 06, 2015, 02:09:13 PM
Oh gosh, I've been so busy lately I haven't checked the main forum.  DaGlob, here's hoping that the therapy works for you as well as it did your dad, if not better. 

And believe me, I know the feeling about the whole lack of powers thing: so far in my life I've been injected with strange chemicals, zapped with lasers, consumed radiation, and injected with electricity, and so far no notiicble powers.  My Glitch Aura has even seemed to have faded over time.  So disappointing.
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Post by: doctorchallenger on February 07, 2015, 02:59:35 PM
I wish that I could do something other than offer words. Keep positive. It helps. You have my best wishes.
Doc
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Post by: Uncle Yuan on February 07, 2015, 04:37:35 PM
Do we really want to contemplate the super powers one might develop while receiving radiation, chemicals and what not for prostate cancer?!

That being said, I am impressed with your attitude.  It is one of those intangible aspects that is so important to surviving and thriving through hardship.  It may or may not affect the outcome, but it certainly affects the journey.  If my meager medical expertise can ever be of benefit, do not hesitate to contact me.
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Post by: daglob on February 07, 2015, 06:45:54 PM
Update:

The oncologist wants to do BOTH chemotherapy and hormone therapy. I was all ready for the hormone therapy (since I have my father as an example of it working), but I'm not really ready for the chemo (although it's another shot at super powers). It also involves surgery to put a port in (reminds me of the heartplugs in the movie version of "Dune"). The doctor swears that I won't get sick, which I'll believe when I DON'T end up sitting on the bathroom floor with my head in the toilet. I remember that anti-nausea medicine nauseated my mother.

All in all I can't say I'm enthusiastic, although the doctor seems convinced that he can get rid of the cancer. So I will go through with it.

If I lose my hair I'll probably end up looking like either Uncle Fester or Dr. Evil. I'm not sure which would be better or worse.
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Post by: SickAlice on February 07, 2015, 06:54:51 PM
Covered most of it in the PM, but you have my empathy. Best of a luck in this struggle, you impress me as strong willed and creative and the type of person that will overcome what comes your way. Know that everyone here loves you and is here for you.
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Post by: BentonGrey on February 07, 2015, 09:42:10 PM
Well, having the doctor being encouraging about the process is huge.  That's really great, actually.  I'm sorry that chemo is back on the menu, as that is never exactly fun, but I hope it will be low-impact and, most importantly, effective!

Keep your spirits up, man.  Even iff the process is painful, the reward is still sweet....though, of course, a cure AND super powers would be sweeter.  UY's point about the source might be well taken, on the other hand... :)
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Post by: WyldFyre on February 08, 2015, 01:59:48 PM
....though, of course, a cure AND super powers would be sweeter.  UY's point about the source might be well taken, on the other hand... :)

In my experience, the Docs are VERY stingy with the powers anyway. 
A doctor thinking he can get rid of a cancer is HUGE my man.  That gives it a pretty good shot. 
The chemo sucks, but has improved over what it used to be.

(And you DO have at least one super-power.  The mystical ability to create 3 dimensional constructs of obscure characters from history.) ^_^

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Post by: Glitch Girl on February 09, 2015, 05:36:04 PM
Did they say what kind of dosage of Chemo?  If they're doing both therapies, it might be the lower dose, which means less sick feeling, though be prepared for many things tasting like yuck.  Spicy foods tend to cut through that, though you might be a bit more sensitive to some spice.
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Post by: Alaric on February 10, 2015, 04:00:10 AM
Good luck. You're in my thoughts.
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Post by: daglob on February 10, 2015, 10:56:27 PM
Did they say what kind of dosage of Chemo?  If they're doing both therapies, it might be the lower dose, which means less sick feeling, though be prepared for many things tasting like yuck.  Spicy foods tend to cut through that, though you might be a bit more sensitive to some spice.

He didn't say (and I was too stunned to ask), but he wants to go "three weeks on and one week off"; says it's better.

Thank you all for the encouragement.

Bill
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Post by: MikeB7 on February 14, 2015, 10:48:03 PM
Love your attitude, stay positive!  Best wishes, daglob.  -Mike
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Post by: bearded on February 17, 2015, 01:30:21 PM
Did they say what kind of dosage of Chemo?  If they're doing both therapies, it might be the lower dose, which means less sick feeling, though be prepared for many things tasting like yuck.  Spicy foods tend to cut through that, though you might be a bit more sensitive to some spice.

He didn't say (and I was too stunned to ask), but he wants to go "three weeks on and one week off"; says it's better.

Thank you all for the encouragement.

Bill
My minor issues have given me that, for some reason dairy tastes really strange. I am not lactose intolerant, milk just tastes very weird. Ice cream seems fine, but homemade brownies were weird.
When I was stuck in bed, especially after weird drugs I did some Zen and the art of FF, did some mental meshing. Just remember how much we appreciate you here. I don't know how you feel about it, but we have all known each other for so long, it is like an extended family.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly gets worse...
Post by: daglob on February 21, 2015, 06:27:20 PM
I feel like someone punched a couple of holes in my chest and tried to stick a plastic tube in my heart.

Chemo starts Monday.
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Post by: Uncle Yuan on February 21, 2015, 06:48:51 PM
I feel like someone punched a couple of holes in my chest and tried to stick a plastic tube in my heart.

Chemo starts Monday.

By which I assume you just got your port placed.  Good luck on the chemo!
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Post by: BentonGrey on February 21, 2015, 08:17:01 PM
God go with you, my friend.  Be brave, and keep your spirits up.  You'll come through the whole process better if you keep the good attitude you've already displayed.  Our prayers continue.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly gets worse...
Post by: Tomato on February 27, 2015, 06:09:39 PM
Hey, don't knock the port. That port will save you from hundreds of guys like me having to stab you over and over again to take blood tests.
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Post by: daglob on February 27, 2015, 09:30:18 PM
Ow.
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Post by: abenavides on February 27, 2015, 11:22:24 PM
Hang in there glob. You know I'm pulling for you .
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Post by: daglob on March 02, 2015, 11:31:13 PM
Well, I know that I will NOT be able to work the week I get chemotherapy. This creates a lot of problems (other than missing a week of paycheck).

Still, it wasn't as bad as a kidney stone...
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Post by: hoss20 on March 03, 2015, 01:28:28 AM
I don't know if you've already been told this, but when my mother and sister-in-law had chemo, they usually felt decent for a couple of days and then things hit them. I think this is usually a pretty standard reaction. I hope you get through things okay.
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Post by: daglob on March 13, 2015, 09:45:57 PM
Okay, so I can't work the second week after chemo, either.

I decided to apply for disability since I can't work one week out of three. I'll hear something in 30-60 days.

My hair is coming out, and my finger and toe nails hurt (doctor says I'll probably lose them). My skin is all dried out and feels tight and rough. I could hope that it will split open and a superior being will emerge chrysalis-like from within, but I would probably look more like The Fly from the movie with Jeff Goldblum.

On the good side, I've lost five pounds...
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Post by: Outcast on March 14, 2015, 04:21:35 AM
Sounds really scary Daglob. Hope you find the courage and strength during these difficult times for you.
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Post by: Epimethee on March 14, 2015, 05:59:47 PM
My thoughts are with you, Daglob.
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Post by: BentonGrey on March 18, 2015, 01:53:00 AM
Hey, you never know, you might wake up one day and find yourself like this:
http://imageserver.moviepilot.com/strange_tales_178-01-is-adam-warlock-on-his-way-to-the-marvel-cinematic-universe.jpeg?width=900&height=1383

I'm sorry my friend.  Chemo can be really rough.  I hope that you can adjust to it and, most importantly, that it will do its job well.  Just think, however bad it may make you feel, that invader in your body is feeling worse.  Our prayers continue.
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Post by: JeyNyce on March 18, 2015, 05:45:06 AM
Best of luck daglob.

I was thinking he ends up more like this: http://38.media.tumblr.com/4dfa92b0be35f09fa3d5e20ff153e2d4/tumblr_mrh35iZIyJ1sfp1fio1_500.gif
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Post by: daglob on March 18, 2015, 04:40:03 PM
I had a really scary thought that I could end up like this:

https://travsd.wordpress.com/2012/10/22/curly-howard/

Nyuknyuknyuk...
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Post by: BentonGrey on March 18, 2015, 09:10:01 PM
Haha, that is a scary thought!  It could be worse, though.  You could turn into Shemp!
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Post by: WyldFyre on March 18, 2015, 11:34:35 PM
Haha, that is a scary thought!  It could be worse, though.  You could turn into Shemp!

Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk... ^_^
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Post by: daglob on March 30, 2015, 09:59:50 PM
Still losing hair, finger and toenails don't hurt as much, but meat tastes... indescribable. I've worked in paper mills that didn't smell as bad as some stuff tastes.

Coffee and chocolate ice cream are fine, though...
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Post by: Uncle Yuan on March 30, 2015, 10:21:46 PM
Still losing hair, finger and toenails don't hurt as much, but meat tastes... indescribable. I've worked in paper mills that didn't smell as bad as some stuff tastes.

Coffee and chocolate ice cream are fine, though...

Oh, man, if tastes had to get all goofy, that's the way to go in my mind.  Coffee and chocolate are pretty important to my continuing mental health!
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Post by: Epimethee on March 31, 2015, 02:55:45 AM
Coffee, chocolate ice cream and the rest of us are rooting for you, Daglob.
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Post by: JeyNyce on April 09, 2015, 07:46:21 PM
Coffee and chocolate, that's all you need.  And Bacon, the world is a much better place because of bacon.
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Post by: daglob on April 11, 2015, 07:52:33 PM
Strangely enough, bacon tastes fine. I say it's strange, because ham and sausage are in the indescribably bad category.
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Post by: JeyNyce on April 13, 2015, 05:43:57 PM
Strangely enough, bacon tastes fine. I say it's strange, because ham and sausage are in the indescribably bad category.

See, proof right there!
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Post by: daglob on April 27, 2015, 10:05:53 PM
The doctor says he's taking me off chemo for awhile. I got the first hormone treatment last time, and he wants to see how it works.

For those of you who understand, my PSA is 1. For those of you who don't, it's a good thing.
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Post by: hoss20 on April 27, 2015, 11:45:22 PM
That's really encouraging. Glad to hear it!  :thumbup:
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Post by: BentonGrey on April 28, 2015, 12:09:20 AM
Awesome!  I'm glad to hear some good news, Daglob!
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Post by: spydermann93 on April 28, 2015, 12:50:53 AM
I think that it's evident that DaGlob has the "Tough Guy" and "Shake it Off" attributes.
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Post by: Podmark on April 28, 2015, 01:23:45 AM
That's great to hear daglob!
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Post by: laughing paradox on April 28, 2015, 02:19:32 AM
I'm so glad you hear that, Daglob. I'm wishing you the best!
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Post by: JeyNyce on April 28, 2015, 05:06:23 PM
 :thumbup:

That's the power of bacon!
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Post by: deanjo2000 on April 28, 2015, 08:07:36 PM
Aww man i've only just read this thread (i usually stay around the skins) and im actually ashamed of myself.
My prayers are with you and ill add my strength to everybody else's for this battle.
I almost feel sorry for cancer trying to take you on :thumbup:
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Post by: Cyber Burn on April 28, 2015, 08:57:03 PM
Very glad to hear that you are able to get some good news.  :thumbup:
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Post by: Epimethee on April 29, 2015, 01:59:13 AM
Good news! Wishing you the best, Daglob.
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Post by: Lionheart on April 29, 2015, 02:49:17 AM
I'm glad to see some good news here, Daglob. Stay strong. We're all praying and/or pulling for you.

And don't neglect chocolate and bacon. It's the stuff heroes are made from.
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Post by: John Jr. on April 30, 2015, 12:22:08 AM
You know we're all on your side, Daglob and you have our prayers and good wishes.
Medicine is advancing faster than we can follow and cancer can be beaten. I had my bout with it, about ten years ago, lost the large intestine, but I'm still here (no super powers either, life is unfair), so I know you can beat this.
Wishing you well, buddy.
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Post by: cmdrkoenig67 on April 30, 2015, 03:16:52 PM
That's good news, DG....I hope you are feeling better soon.

Best,

Dana
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Post by: daglob on May 08, 2015, 10:02:48 PM
While I can still taster the stuff in my mouth, most everything else seems to be tasting alright. Something a little "funny" about some things, but pickles and meat now taste like pickles and meat (respectively). Some of my hair is growing back, and I didn't lose my finger and toenails, although my feet are peeling like a sunburn. No pain, it's just weird.
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Post by: Epimethee on May 08, 2015, 10:33:42 PM
More good news!

After all, the taste of your pickles surely matters more than the skin of you feet.
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Post by: BentonGrey on May 09, 2015, 02:13:44 AM
That is good news!  Man, I'd consider not losing nails to be a good bonus, but the best bonus is the return of meat!
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Post by: WyldFyre on May 10, 2015, 12:30:00 AM
I didn't lose my finger and toenails, although my feet are peeling like a sunburn. No pain, it's just weird.

Maybe you are shedding your skin to turn into the super-powered being that we all know you are.   :D

Glad to hear things are going well.
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Post by: daglob on May 11, 2015, 10:14:03 PM
I didn't lose my finger and toenails, although my feet are peeling like a sunburn. No pain, it's just weird.

Maybe you are shedding your skin to turn into the super-powered being that we all know you are.   :D

Glad to hear things are going well.

I wish, but I still keep thinking of Jeff Goldblum's "The Fly"
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Post by: John Jr. on May 12, 2015, 01:15:19 AM
Thanks for the good news, Daglob. We're all awaiting for more good news.
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Post by: Lionheart on May 12, 2015, 02:09:03 AM
What John Jr. said. Thanks for sharing the good news, Daglob. We're all pulling for you.
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Post by: JeyNyce on May 12, 2015, 07:05:21 PM
While I can still taster the stuff in my mouth, most everything else seems to be tasting alright. Something a little "funny" about some things, but pickles and meat now taste like pickles and meat (respectively). Some of my hair is growing back, and I didn't lose my finger and toenails, although my feet are peeling like a sunburn. No pain, it's just weird.

I'm just waiting for you to say "I'm now growing blue fur all over"

Thanks for the good news.  We're all pulling for you!  :thumbup:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: good news...
Post by: daglob on May 18, 2015, 10:26:13 PM
No, but the hair I have left is showing a tendency to stand straight out.

on the positive side, the cancer doctor told me today that he believes the cancer is in remission. While it's not gone, it's not growing, either.
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Post by: Epimethee on May 20, 2015, 12:14:08 AM
Definitively good news, Daglob. Thanks for sharing!
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Post by: docdelorean88 on May 20, 2015, 11:20:28 PM
Very good news indeed!
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Post by: BentonGrey on May 21, 2015, 02:14:08 AM
Hooray!  That's great news!  We'll pray it stays that way and starts to shrink!
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Post by: JeyNyce on May 21, 2015, 01:07:50 PM
Awesome news!
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Post by: spydermann93 on May 21, 2015, 01:53:59 PM
on the positive side, the cancer doctor told me today that he believes the cancer is in remission. While it's not gone, it's not growing, either.

DaGlob's real superhuman ability? Immortality.

This is wonderful news, Glob!
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Post by: deanjo2000 on May 21, 2015, 10:45:26 PM
Great news.  :thumbup:
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Post by: stumpy on May 21, 2015, 10:50:47 PM
on the positive side, the cancer doctor told me today that he believes the cancer is in remission. While it's not gone, it's not growing, either.

As with many things in life (a big belly, reality TV, etc.), that often the best outcome one is likely to get. ;-)

Kidding aside, this is awesome news, daglob! Congratulations and here's hoping for at least 100 years of continued remission.  :D
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Post by: Amazo Version 2.2 on May 22, 2015, 02:14:51 PM
this is awesome news daglob. you're one of the good guys daglob, so it's really sweet to hear that you have good news!  :thumbup:
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Post by: John Jr. on May 27, 2015, 12:46:50 AM
Great news, DG!
Looks like this "Cancer" guy is running away, DG! He knows when he is outgunned .
And please, keep us posted, we're looking forward for more good news!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Bleah...
Post by: daglob on June 26, 2015, 06:29:53 PM
I've had to increase the dosage of my pain medication. I expected this, but still... The main problem is that it nearly knocks me out for awhile after I take it, so I will have to plan things "in between" doses. It may mean that I'll have to quit work (since I can't drive when the room is spinning all funny), and if the police stop me I won't be able to explain things because I sound like Crazy Guggenheim (If you remember him... ). My present occupation is file clerk for the Mobile Municipal Court, meaning that I get to sort and file traffic tickets. I'd hate to see one with my name on it...

Hopefully the pain will subside after my next treatment (July 6).
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Bleah...
Post by: hoss20 on June 27, 2015, 12:13:45 AM
Is Short or Long Term Disability a possibility for you? You will clearly have all of the necessary documentation needed for approval. You could combine this FMLA (to keep your job while you're out, if necessary). I guess I should have read back a bit in the thread to see if you had discussed this already.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Bleah...
Post by: daglob on June 27, 2015, 07:05:20 PM
Actually, I've been awarded regular disability; apparently stage 4 cancer is grounds for that. I'm trying to keep working mainly because I don't want to quit. It's a part time minimum wage job, but it's mine.

To confuse things, I woke up this morning with less pain than I've had in a week. I was able to take the milder pain medication, finish some stuff for Alex, and head out for some errands.

I'm ready for this cancer stuff to be over with, and get back to my life.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Bleah...
Post by: hoss20 on June 27, 2015, 08:23:11 PM
Well, I know that if you're on regular disability, there's a limit on the amount of money you can make for yourself; so I guess the part-time, minimum wage job kind of fits the bill. I also know how important it is for anyone dealing with a severe illness to maintain some portion of a "normal" life, so I'm glad to hear that you're still working.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Bleah...
Post by: Epimethee on June 28, 2015, 03:41:03 PM
Hopefully, less pain than before becomes the norm, so you can get by with less medication and side effects. Keep up the good fight!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Bleah...
Post by: Glitch Girl on July 02, 2015, 11:10:25 PM
Sorry I've been absent through most of your trials DaGlob, but happy to hear it's in remission!  That is excellent news.  Here's to continuing improvements.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Bleah...
Post by: BentonGrey on July 07, 2015, 11:35:06 PM
Urg, that's no fun DG.  I hope you can manage things without too much trouble.  As GG said, here's to continuing improvements! Hear, hear!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update
Post by: daglob on July 08, 2015, 10:21:34 PM
Well, PSA stands at less than 0.1 (which is good), and the doctor doesn't think the pain has anything to do with the cancer. his opinion: old age  :banghead:

And he doesn't want to see me for three months (although this thing in my chest will still take monthly maintenance).
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update
Post by: spydermann93 on July 08, 2015, 10:33:09 PM
I hope that your treatment went well a couple days ago, DG!

I'm praying for you! :thumbup:

DRAT! Ninja'd by DaGlob! By about 10 minutes... :unsure:

You must've scared your doctor.  Too much man for him to handle.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update
Post by: Amazo Version 2.2 on July 09, 2015, 03:17:18 PM
seriously sweet to hear some good news here daglob. i hope this trend continues.

You must've scared your doctor.  Too much man for him to handle.

i can very easily believe that.  :P
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update
Post by: Kenn on July 25, 2015, 05:25:38 AM
I'm sorry I wasn't aware of this for so long.  I'm glad it's in remission.  And consider yourself added to my prayer list.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update
Post by: daglob on July 27, 2015, 09:42:10 PM
I'm sorry I wasn't aware of this for so long.  I'm glad it's in remission.  And consider yourself added to my prayer list.

Thank you. Prayers are something I can never get too many of.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update
Post by: daglob on August 03, 2015, 10:03:21 PM
Had maintenance on my chemo port today. They are now setting up a CT scan or something.

Another shot at super powers...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update
Post by: spydermann93 on August 03, 2015, 10:11:31 PM
17th time's the charm! :thumbup:

Best wishes for you, DG!!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update
Post by: JeyNyce on August 04, 2015, 03:26:50 AM
Had maintenance on my chemo port today. They are now setting up a CT scan or something.

Another shot at super powers...

Just our luck Daglob either ends up with power like Professor X, or turns into the HULK......crossfingers!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update
Post by: Outcast on August 04, 2015, 05:20:26 AM
Here's hoping/praying that everything goes well and for more good news.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update
Post by: daglob on August 06, 2015, 11:13:48 PM
Had maintenance on my chemo port today. They are now setting up a CT scan or something.

Another shot at super powers...

Just our luck Daglob either ends up with power like Professor X, or turns into the HULK......crossfingers!

Sounds like a win/win situation to me...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update
Post by: Cyber Burn on August 08, 2015, 08:54:50 PM
If you end up with some Professor X type powers, have I got a job for you...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update
Post by: BentonGrey on August 15, 2015, 03:50:36 PM
Man, Prof. X type telepathy sounds like a major drag.  I think I'd rather go with the Hulk!  ;)

I hope everything goes well, my friend!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update
Post by: daglob on August 17, 2015, 11:55:48 PM
X-Hulk?

Darn! Now I gotta go skin that one.

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb287/lonespaceranger/xhulk_zps4rdlvqlb.jpg) (http://s210.photobucket.com/user/lonespaceranger/media/xhulk_zps4rdlvqlb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update
Post by: BentonGrey on August 18, 2015, 03:19:00 AM
Geez, that would be a powerful fellow!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update
Post by: Panther_Gunn on August 22, 2015, 04:08:06 PM
But would he ever be calm enough to use his mental powers?  Or would his rage just fuel a very nasty telepathic mental thrust?
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update
Post by: JeyNyce on August 22, 2015, 08:23:58 PM
This is why I love this group. 
We went from having cancer
treatment for cancer
beating cancer
getting super power
to how to use these powers

I'm so proud of you guys....
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update
Post by: daglob on September 04, 2015, 09:41:45 PM
So, they thought my foot was broken. Seems as though metastatic cancer will make your bones break easily. Upon reading the x-ray, they decided that it wasn't  broken, it was  arthritic. The difference is that with arthritis, you get  anti-inflamatories, with broken cancerous bones you get RADIATION.

Well, there's always the PET scan...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update
Post by: Cyber Burn on September 05, 2015, 08:26:35 PM
I wish you the best my friend. Feel free to E-Mail me any time you want to talk. Take care of yourself.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update
Post by: BentonGrey on September 07, 2015, 07:49:41 PM
Man, that stinks Daglob, but I would imagine that arthritis might be easier to manage than brittle bones.  And who knows, perhaps the anti-inflammatories will interact with the chemicals and radiation you've already been exposed to and be the key x-factor for superpowers! 
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: A Sad Note
Post by: daglob on September 17, 2015, 09:54:26 PM
On September 12, Clarence Wilbur Jackson died. He is survived by his widow, Ruby, his son, Bill, His second son Keith and his wife Betty, his daughter Mary Anne and her husband David, his granddaughter Heather and her husband David, his great-granddaughter Brianna, Step daughter Denice and her husband Jim, and step-daughter Delores, as well as many roads, parking lots, building sites, and drainage structures he built in Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: A Sad Note
Post by: detourne_me on September 19, 2015, 12:59:21 AM
My condolences Daglob. I'm sorry to hear about this.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: A Sad Note
Post by: SickAlice on September 19, 2015, 03:43:04 AM
Aye, my heart to you and yours.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: A Sad Note
Post by: BentonGrey on September 19, 2015, 04:29:59 PM
I am truly sorry, my friend.  It sounds like he leaves behind quite a legacy, both in the land around you and, more importantly, in a family that will remember him.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: A Sad Note
Post by: spydermann93 on September 19, 2015, 05:38:15 PM
My sincerest condolences to you, daglob.

My he rest in peace and may you and the rest of your family find solace in his loving memory.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: A Sad Note
Post by: Amazo Version 2.2 on September 21, 2015, 10:23:36 PM
my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these times. i'm truly sorry for your loss.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: A Sad Note
Post by: Cyber Burn on September 27, 2015, 10:13:08 PM
I'm truly sorry for your loss Daglob, and I think Benton expressed it quite well:

It sounds like he leaves behind quite a legacy, both in the land around you and, more importantly, in a family that will remember him.

He left his mark in the world, and won't be forgotten.

If you need a friend to talk to during these times, you are always welcome to reach out. Take care of yourself my friend.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 10/2/15
Post by: daglob on October 02, 2015, 09:43:42 PM
Had a MRI and another bone scan. The Radiologist was bored and pulled up my previous bone scan, and commented that the one he was running looked a lot better than the last one.

However, even after drinking some really heinous glop, getting radioactive gunk injected into my veins, and being bombarded by strange energies AGAIN, I show no evidence of super powers. I mean, I don't even glow in the dark, for crissakes.

Monday I get the results of the blood work and the MRI.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 10/2/15
Post by: Epimethee on October 02, 2015, 11:35:58 PM
So far so good!

Don't worry about the superpowers; they'll manifest themselves when you hit puberty. ;)
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 10/2/15
Post by: BentonGrey on October 03, 2015, 03:47:50 AM
Hey, that sounds promising.  Here's hoping he's right!  As always, you're in our prayers, my friend.

Still no superpowers?  You should ask them if they've got anything with cosmic rays.  That ALWAYS does the trick. :P
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 10/2/15
Post by: Cyber Burn on October 05, 2015, 01:10:22 PM
However, even after drinking some really heinous glop, getting radioactive gunk injected into my veins, and being bombarded by strange energies AGAIN, I show no evidence of super powers. I mean, I don't even glow in the dark, for crissakes.

I disagree, I mean, have you looked at your Skins thread? Only a Super Human could produce that kind of quantity.  :D

Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 10/5/15
Post by: daglob on October 05, 2015, 08:10:37 PM
However, even after drinking some really heinous glop, getting radioactive gunk injected into my veins, and being bombarded by strange energies AGAIN, I show no evidence of super powers. I mean, I don't even glow in the dark, for crissakes.

I disagree, I mean, have you looked at your Skins thread? Only a Super Human could produce that kind of quantity.  :D

Nah... it's just what else am I gonna do when the car is broken down  and I can't get to work?

The results of he MRI say that the cancer is inactive, which doesn't mean it's gone, but may be on the way out. PSA is still less than 0.1, and according to the bone scan, less bone is affected than was six months ago. The neuropathy pain in my feet SHOULD be temporary, the pain in my joints may all be arthritis :angry:.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 10/5/15
Post by: BentonGrey on October 06, 2015, 12:04:01 AM
The arthritis news is obviously not great, but everything else sounds quite encouraging!  Inactive is certainly a darn-sight better than it might be!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 10/5/15
Post by: JeyNyce on October 19, 2015, 01:28:47 PM
I've heard that the best thing for arthritis is to stay active and to keep moving, not 100% sure if that's true or not, but are you able to get around at least?
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 10/5/15
Post by: daglob on October 19, 2015, 02:47:53 PM
Not as well as I could two years ago. And it's not that I'm getting old. The neuropathy means that I can't always feel the floor through the pain, and my footing isn't sure. Everything seem to hurt more the longer I walk or stand. Still, could be worse. Dead people don't hurt.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 10/5/15
Post by: BentonGrey on October 20, 2015, 03:45:13 AM
Well, that's the truth.  At least you know you're alive, though it might be nice if your body weren't quite so insistent about reminding you, hmm?  That's an awesome attitude, my friend.

Have you tried swimming?  I know that it is a lot easier for some folks than other types of exercise.

Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 10/5/15
Post by: daglob on October 20, 2015, 04:02:04 AM
Dunno. I'm going to have to do something soon. I've gained back all the weight I lost on the chemo diet. Of course, food started tasting like FOOD again...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 10/5/15
Post by: SickAlice on October 21, 2015, 04:54:55 PM
Being candid here sorry but day to day. I'm a hobbler and my pelvis doesn't work right anymore so most forms of exercise are lost to me, biking, treadmills and so on. Since my body is open I can't swim anymore either which sucks because that was my go to. However just daily stuff. Yard work, walking to the mail box instead of driving. Also martial arts and dancing are a great form of exercise as well good therapy. Anything other than sitting on it. Though in my case I need to put on as I'm turning into a piece of paper but the exercise still needs to be had lest I atrophy. Still good to know your fighting the good fight. Best of luck.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 10/5/15
Post by: daglob on October 21, 2015, 09:10:44 PM
I've been thinking about just walking in the pool. The water would give both support and resistance (I am limited as to how long I can stand and/or walk).
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 10/5/15
Post by: BentonGrey on October 22, 2015, 01:06:03 PM
I think that is a good idea, DG.  I've heard a lot of folks do something like that in similar situations.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 10/28/15-Two Words...
Post by: daglob on October 29, 2015, 02:34:37 AM
...kidney stone.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 10/28/15-Two Words...
Post by: BentonGrey on October 29, 2015, 04:00:42 AM
Urg, that's terrible DG!  A kidney stone can make any situation worse.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 10/28/15-Two Words...
Post by: Outcast on October 29, 2015, 04:23:06 PM
I just hope you can get rid of that kidney stone through painless methods/treatments.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 10/28/15-Two Words...
Post by: daglob on October 30, 2015, 07:50:03 PM
What they did was take a laser and cut it to pieces then remove it with robot claws. This was not as cool as it sounds.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 10/28/15-Two Words...
Post by: Glitch Girl on October 30, 2015, 08:05:06 PM
too bad, it actually sounds kinda cool. 

Then again being injected with radioactive chemicals sounds very comic-bookish, but the reality kinda sucks.

I can't say I have ever had the experience of a kidney stone, but one of the guys at work has so you have my sympathy. 
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 10/28/15-Two Words...
Post by: daglob on October 31, 2015, 10:23:17 PM
too bad, it actually sounds kinda cool. 

Then again being injected with radioactive chemicals sounds very comic-bookish, but the reality kinda sucks.

I can't say I have ever had the experience of a kidney stone, but one of the guys at work has so you have my sympathy.

(Puts virtual arm around shoulder, offers commiserative root beer).
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 10/28/15-Two Words...
Post by: daglob on November 09, 2015, 11:15:36 PM
Got the stent removed today. Wasn't as bad as I thought it might be, but it wasn't pleasant either.

Now I gotta get that stuff fixed up for Alex...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 10/28/15-Two Words...
Post by: BentonGrey on November 10, 2015, 12:22:33 AM
I'm glad it wasn't as bad as you feared, DG!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 10/28/15-Two Words...
Post by: heroidosilencio on November 10, 2015, 12:39:55 AM
You will have my prayers, Daglob!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 10/28/15-Two Words...
Post by: JeyNyce on November 10, 2015, 02:07:30 PM
Got the stent removed today. Wasn't as bad as I thought it might be, but it wasn't pleasant either.

Now I gotta get that stuff fixed up for Alex...

That's good to hear.  How are you holding up overall?
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 11/11/15
Post by: daglob on November 12, 2015, 05:44:05 AM
Pretty good; except that I have blue urine. It isn't the manifestation of some power, it's the side effect of medicine to relive the irritation the stent caused.

Hey, c'mon, we've discussed just about everything else here.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 11/11/15
Post by: BentonGrey on November 13, 2015, 07:48:31 PM
Ha, that's a new one!  Maybe you'll find out you've got Kree heritage or something. ;)
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 11/11/15
Post by: JeyNyce on November 14, 2015, 02:52:47 AM
Ha, that's a new one!  Maybe you'll find out you've got Kree heritage or something. ;)

Yeah Daglob, how was Tahiti???
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 11/24/15
Post by: daglob on November 25, 2015, 01:45:53 AM
Hey, a visit to the pulmonologist today produced a diagnosis of asthma. Next up is the sleep test to prove I have apnea. They have decided the nodules in my lungs are probably pneumonia scars, not cancer.

They have also adjusted my meds and I feel a bit better. Still, the asthma tests wore me out.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 11/24/15
Post by: BentonGrey on November 26, 2015, 10:41:05 PM
Hey, that's good news, all told!  I'm glad you're feeling a bit better, man!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 12/15/15
Post by: daglob on December 16, 2015, 03:03:48 AM
I have been informed by the cancer doctor that I am cancer free.

Now I just have to  stay that way.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 12/15/15
Post by: spydermann93 on December 16, 2015, 03:36:21 AM
I have been informed by the cancer doctor that I am cancer free.

Now I just have to  stay that way.

Great news, Glob!!! :thumbup:

I'm really happy for ya! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 12/15/15
Post by: BentonGrey on December 16, 2015, 05:38:42 AM
Awesome!!!  Congratulations DG!  That is fantastic news!  I knew you could kick cancer's rear end!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 12/15/15
Post by: hoss20 on December 16, 2015, 06:46:50 AM
That's fantastic to hear.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 12/15/15
Post by: Outcast on December 16, 2015, 11:36:17 AM
Well after all you've had to endure, i'm glad all of it paid off in the end.

Here's to a speedy recovery.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 12/15/15
Post by: WyldFyre on December 16, 2015, 07:23:41 PM
Woo Hoo!  :thumbup: :thumbup:

Glad to Hear the good news.  Congratulations my man.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 12/15/15
Post by: Podmark on December 16, 2015, 11:55:01 PM
Great news!  :thumbup:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 12/15/15
Post by: JeyNyce on December 17, 2015, 01:51:03 AM
YOU'RE THE MAN!!!!!!!
 :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 12/15/15
Post by: laughing paradox on December 17, 2015, 12:39:15 PM
What fantastic news! I'm so happy for you!! I can't stop smiling right now.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 12/15/15
Post by: stumpy on December 18, 2015, 03:29:10 PM
(http://www.stumpyanker.com/emoticons/yahoo.gif) That is awesome! Great news to take into the holidays and to start out the new year with! (http://www.stumpyanker.com/emoticons/banana.gif)
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 12/15/15
Post by: Lionheart on December 19, 2015, 04:00:04 PM
That's great, great news, Daglob!  :D
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 12/15/15
Post by: Cyber Burn on December 19, 2015, 05:22:39 PM
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa49/Cyber_Burn_33/Yes%20Yes%20Yes_zpsttkq3cbd.jpg) (http://s199.photobucket.com/user/Cyber_Burn_33/media/Yes%20Yes%20Yes_zpsttkq3cbd.jpg.html)


Fantastic news Daglob! If anyone was going to kick Cancer's tail, it was absolutely going to be you. Congratulations my friend.

Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 12/15/15
Post by: Epimethee on December 19, 2015, 06:46:39 PM
Awesome news indeed!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 12/15/15
Post by: heroidosilencio on December 22, 2015, 12:35:04 AM
wow!!!

You are such a good person!   I am happy you are cured!!!

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!  It`s a good God`s christimas gift for we all...

Fantastic news!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 12/15/15
Post by: crimsonquill on December 22, 2015, 05:18:42 AM
Fantastic news!!!!  :thumbup:

- CQ
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 12/15/15
Post by: windblown on December 22, 2015, 03:03:58 PM
That's really fantastic Daglob!  :thumbup: :thumbup: I'm really happy for you  :)
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 12/15/15
Post by: AfghanAnt on December 23, 2015, 05:12:31 PM
I'm so happy for you and your family Daglob.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 1/8/16
Post by: daglob on January 08, 2016, 10:47:05 PM
I thank all of you who have contributed to my life the past year. I might could have done it without you, but the experience would have been a LOT harder to endure.

Now, tonight I have a sleep study, brought on by the overnight stay at the hospital while suffering from a kidney stone. While hooked up to telemetry, it was discovered that my oxygen levels dropped during the night, and that I stopped breathing often. I've had one already, and the results are that I stop breathing or my breathing slows about 90 times an hour. Add to that the problem that my prostate is now a lump of scar tissue and does nothing for bladder control making me go to the restroom every hour, and it's no wonder I seemed to be tired a lot of the time.  Well, the urologist decided to try something similar to Flowmax, so Mother Nature leaves me along for as much as two hours (sometimes longer), an osteopath prescribed some anti-inflammatories, which cuts down on my arthritic pain, and now I may get a C-PAP machine.

I may come out of this better then I went into it.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 1/8/16
Post by: Epimethee on January 09, 2016, 05:03:25 AM
Beware that they may end up rebuilding you completely. At the very least, play it safe and do a full backup of your memories, in case they end up replacing your brain too.

On a more serious note, I hope your health continues to improve as quickly as possible.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 1/8/16
Post by: daglob on January 09, 2016, 09:06:53 PM
Strange. I slept for five hours uninterrupted. I haven't slept that long in well over a year.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 1/8/16
Post by: JeyNyce on January 13, 2016, 02:46:17 PM
Strange. I slept for five hours uninterrupted. I haven't slept that long in well over a year.

Sleep, it's a beautiful thing.  I hope this means that things are going back to normal for you.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 1/8/16
Post by: daglob on January 13, 2016, 10:02:51 PM
No, not by a long shot. But there is hope...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 1/8/16
Post by: BentonGrey on January 14, 2016, 04:23:21 AM
Awesome, it sounds like they are making some progress in improving things for you DG.  I'm really glad to hear that!

Also, we love you, man, and we're just glad you're doing better!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 1/21/16
Post by: daglob on January 21, 2016, 11:27:40 PM
I have a C-Pap machine on order and should be ready the next few days, and the pulmonology tests showed no change. This was good news about the nodules in my lungs, bad news for the asthma. So, to that end they changed my long term asthma treatment and we shall see if that works. I've also started a series of shots to try and keep me from developing osteoporosis.

Who knows what will happen when I start getting REM sleep...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 1/21/16
Post by: BentonGrey on January 22, 2016, 04:20:20 PM
My money is on astral-travel and fighting evil in the Dreamlands.

It sounds like things are continuing to develop and you're making progress, DG!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 1/21/16
Post by: abenavides on January 27, 2016, 02:11:56 AM
So glad to hear things are on the upswing DaGlob!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 1/21/16
Post by: JeyNyce on January 27, 2016, 02:46:02 AM
My money is on astral-travel and fighting evil in the Dreamlands.

It sounds like things are continuing to develop and you're making progress, DG!

Holy Crap!  DG is Sleep Walker!!!  I knew it!!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Update 1/21/16
Post by: WyldFyre on January 28, 2016, 03:08:29 AM
My money is on astral-travel and fighting evil in the Dreamlands.

It sounds like things are continuing to develop and you're making progress, DG!

Holy Crap!  DG is Sleep Walker!!!  I knew it!!

Or perhaps a certain Sandman.....

Here's hoping the C-Pap machine and new treatments give you more relief. <fingers crossed>
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Retired
Post by: daglob on February 15, 2016, 09:34:47 PM
As some of you know, I've been in a government program that supplies part time clerical help to municipal or non-profit organizations. Well, the time limit to be in the program is up, so I am officially retired as of 2:00 pm today.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Retired
Post by: BentonGrey on February 16, 2016, 01:45:02 AM
How do you feel about that, DG?  I don't want to offer congratulations if you don't feel they're appropriate.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Retired
Post by: daglob on February 16, 2016, 03:50:53 AM
I feel alright with it. I'm still on disability, so I don't have to worry about making a living. I want to do SOMETHING until I'm really ready to retire. I keep getting better and better, although I still can't walk or stand for long, and "lifting 50 pounds" is out of the question. I also find that shuffling papers for four hours is exhausting.

I'm not really the kind of worker most employers are looking for.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Retired
Post by: BentonGrey on February 16, 2016, 04:33:37 AM
Then, in that case, let me offer congratulations coupled with wishes to find a good occupation to keep you busy!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: That does not compute...
Post by: daglob on February 26, 2016, 06:21:52 PM
... and it's siting under my desk. Tried to turn on my computer this morning and it ignored me.

I think it's just a bad switch (full of cat hair, maybe), but I have a laptop I can use to keep in touch. However, it doesn't have Photoshop on it.

Nor a graphics tablet. Nor Freedom Force. Nor all the stuff I was working on.

So, for the time being, I am on hiatus.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: That does not compute...
Post by: BentonGrey on February 26, 2016, 09:33:25 PM
Ahh man, that's no good!  Bah!  Here's hoping you can get things sorted out quickly and easily, DG!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: That does not compute...
Post by: Cyber Burn on February 26, 2016, 11:55:12 PM
Ouch. That just bites. I hope you get things back up and running soon.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: That does not compute...
Post by: Outcast on February 27, 2016, 02:54:04 AM
Well, i could imagine how i would feel. Hope all the files you've downloaded, saved and worked on over the years are still ok once you're able to have it fixed.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: That does not compute...
Post by: daglob on February 27, 2016, 07:42:43 PM
The tech guy (who built it in the first place from the corpses of other computers) says he's pretty sure it's the switch. The hard drives should be fine.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: That does not compute...
Post by: BentonGrey on February 27, 2016, 10:41:02 PM
That's good news at least!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: We've got signal!
Post by: daglob on February 29, 2016, 11:10:11 PM
Computer is home from the shop, and all seems to be working.

Now to finish up count Dukoo...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: We've got signal!
Post by: BentonGrey on February 29, 2016, 11:46:09 PM
Hooray!  Great news, DG!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: At the cardiologist's...
Post by: daglob on March 18, 2016, 06:44:58 PM
Lots of trips to the doctor's recently. Cancer doctor still says I'm cancer free, pulmonologist says the new medication is helping, CPAP machine is a marvel of the age, and today I got sent to the cardiologist. The pulmonologist wants to be sure that my breathing difficulties are all asthma-related before they try to find an exercise regimen to help me lose some weight. No one wants me to drop dead of a heart attack in the middle of jumping jacks.

So, once again they shot radioactive gunk in my veins, zapped me in a big machine, and all I've got to show for it is a headache and a band aid. Fish still ignore me.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: At the cardiologist's...
Post by: spydermann93 on March 18, 2016, 08:37:33 PM
The fish might be ignoring, but Lady Luck and the three Healthkateers are definitely by your side!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: At the cardiologist's...
Post by: BentonGrey on March 18, 2016, 09:14:17 PM
Have you tried birds?  I know, I know, fish would be way more awesome, but birds would be cool too.

Seriously though, this is more good news.  I hope that the results are even more encouraging DG!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: At the cardiologist's...Part 2
Post by: daglob on March 22, 2016, 01:33:18 AM
Results back from the tests show my heart action is normal.

So now I guess they will come up with an exercise regimen and diet (Ugh! "Die" with a "T" on the end).
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: At the cardiologist's...Part 2
Post by: OrWolvie1 on March 22, 2016, 01:44:10 AM
Results back from the tests show my heart action is normal.

So now I guess they will come up with an exercise regimen and diet (Ugh! "Die" with a "T" on the end).

SO glad to hear that you are on the mend and that everything is going well. Sorry to hear about the DIEt tho. That usually means a little list of the things you can have, and a very LONG list of the the things you can't.  ;)
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: At the cardiologist's...Part 2
Post by: BentonGrey on March 22, 2016, 01:58:17 PM
Well, a diet is rarely fun, but I'm sure you'll enjoy the results from that and the exercise!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: At the cardiologist's...Part 2
Post by: thalaw2 on March 24, 2016, 02:21:02 PM
It's not a diet it's a Lifet!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: At the cardiologist's...Part 2
Post by: spydermann93 on March 24, 2016, 05:52:46 PM
It's not a diet it's a Lifet!

That's the spirit!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: The Pulmonologist says...
Post by: daglob on April 15, 2016, 03:19:45 PM
So this week he pulmonologist says that everything looks good. She and the cardiologist will sign off on a monitored exercise program. Now they just have to figure out how to phrase the prescription so that it is covered by insurance...

Now the problem is I may have laryngospasms. I though the apnea was bad...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: The Pulmonologist says...
Post by: BentonGrey on April 15, 2016, 03:43:13 PM
Well, the laryngospasms sound rather unpleasant, but that's great news about the pulmonologist report!  It's also good that they're working with you to make sure your insurance can cover the prescription. 
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: The Pulmonologist says...
Post by: stumpy on April 15, 2016, 04:31:55 PM
Sorry to hear about the larynx problem. I hope it isn't causing you too much trouble with speech and breathing. Sometimes it seems like it's two steps forward and one step back. But, the pulmonary report sounds like improvement, overall.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Testing... testing...
Post by: daglob on May 05, 2016, 09:37:46 PM
So, the past week the back pain has been so bad that at times I couldn't walk, and my hands shook to the point I couldn't draw. The pain killers were fogging my brain when I wasn't knocked out. Now, as a side note, my legs had been forming blisters like my blood sugar was acting up, and the crickets in my head (tinnitus) were so loud that I had to turn up the TV.  A little research provided the information that the blood pressure medicine I was taking had several side effects, like severe back ache, tremors, tinnitus, and blisters. I'm not sure about the flatulence; I did, after all, fix a pot of red beans and rice...

So, I'm off that medicine, and they will try another., The doctor thinks my increasing blood pressure is caused by weight, but I can't exercise if I can't stand or walk AT ALL, so the exercise program is postponed.

On the other hand, they decided to re-check by spine, in case a vertebra has collapsed. You know the story by now: radioactive gunk, zappy machines, no powers.

I dunno; if someone could talk to cats, how would you tell since they would ignore you anyway?
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Testing... testing...
Post by: MikeB7 on May 06, 2016, 12:48:20 AM
Hiya!  Random old-timer popping by the board.  I'm in the lab calculating just the right frequency to transmit BigUps, MuchLove and KeepOnKeepinOn your way.  I cannot be sure it will have any effect at this range, but will continue trying! 
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Testing... testing...
Post by: daglob on May 06, 2016, 01:53:35 AM
Can't hurt.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Testing... testing...
Post by: BentonGrey on May 06, 2016, 02:48:48 PM
Ohh man, DG, that sounds pretty rough.  I'm sorry you had to deal with all of that, but it's good that you figured out what was causing it.  I hope you can find a better solution.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Testing... testing...
Post by: Epimethee on May 07, 2016, 01:51:17 AM
Yeah, sounds rough indeed. I wouldn't have expected blood pressure meds to cause that… Hopefully, the latest test battery leads to improvements. Of course, MikeB7's (hi Mike! Good to see you!) positive energy wave is probably going to help even more. This guy knows his stuff.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Testing... testing...
Post by: daglob on May 07, 2016, 01:57:09 AM
Feeling better already.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: AAAAAIIIIIIIEEEEEE...
Post by: daglob on June 06, 2016, 05:19:16 AM
..the AC is out... and I'm in Mobile Alabama in JUNE. It's a 30 year old unit and it's dead. Now I'm trying to get it fixed before it's JULY.

Got a window unit to tide me over, I just gotta install it.

And, amusingly enough, the second blood pressure medicine caused the same side effects as the first. On to number 3...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: AAAAAIIIIIIIEEEEEE...
Post by: daglob on June 06, 2016, 02:50:27 PM
...and there is a tropical storm on the way.

You say "Glob, it's miles and miles away, and not even headed in your direction", and I say "It's already raining here".

Of course, that means that the AC isn't missed as much...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: AAAAAIIIIIIIEEEEEE...
Post by: spydermann93 on June 06, 2016, 07:04:03 PM
Yeah, it's been all bleak and gray outside of my home, with showers every few hours.

Dogs aren't scared. Yet.

And great news about the AC, Glob! Now what humidity isn't doing, the torrential rains sure will :P
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: AAAAAIIIIIIIEEEEEE...
Post by: BentonGrey on June 06, 2016, 10:39:22 PM
Ohh man, DG, I feel your pain.  I grew up in Ocean Springs, so having no AC on the Coast in June is no laughing matter.  At least you're still in early June.  We had our AC go out (in Arkansas) in the middle of the hottest summer in ages a few years back.  That was a fun time.  Here's hoping that they can get it fixed soon!  Ohh, and that the storm misses you.  :)
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: AAAAAIIIIIIIEEEEEE...
Post by: daglob on June 09, 2016, 12:31:22 AM
This is getting monotonous...

My hands have started shaking, as kind of expected since the last two BP meds did that too. Supposedly, the worst effects will pass as my body adjusts to the meds.

But the window unit is in and it works. The cats don't like the growling monster in the window, but they have been sneaking in during the night to hide under the bed or computer table or in the closet to enjoy the cool.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Weird
Post by: daglob on July 10, 2016, 07:19:58 PM
The urologist who originally diagnosed the cancer says I shouldn't have a prostate anymore. It decided after the chemo it would leave. Actually, it was 99% cancerous, so when the chemo killed it, the body said "lets get rid of that thing".

And another thing. My mother died nearly five years ago; she went in the hospital for a minor problem and the whole thing spiraled out of control and she died. My brother, the executor of her estate, discovered that she had a paid-up policy on my father (since the '80s). In the '90s, she had the beneficiary changed from her to her estate. The insurance company is doing a lot of hemming and hawing, trying to make us meet requirements that have been met or are not applicable, but in the final analysis, unless they get extremely imaginative, they will have to pay. Now it's not a lot of money, although for the time it was bought it was decent. But now it would be enough to get the AC on this house replaced.

The woman has been gone for five years and she is still looking out for me.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Weird
Post by: BentonGrey on July 10, 2016, 07:27:25 PM
That is indeed weird!

Wow, that's a great and strange discovery.  I hope things come through smoothly.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: More tests...
Post by: daglob on July 14, 2016, 02:27:21 AM
No heinous glop, no radioactive injections, they just put me in a machine and slid me back and forth a little.

They aren't even trying to give me super powers anymore...

... And the pulmonologist says she doesn't want to do another for a whole year.

Jeeze!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: More tests...
Post by: spydermann93 on July 14, 2016, 02:32:18 AM
Sheesh. What do you even pay those doctors for, anyways? :doh:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: More tests...
Post by: BentonGrey on July 14, 2016, 02:56:16 AM
Well heck, you'll never get superpowers that way!

Yay!  That sounds like good news, DG! 
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: More tests...
Post by: OrWolvie1 on July 14, 2016, 03:26:34 AM
No heinous glop, no radioactive injections, they just put me in a machine and slid me back and forth a little.

They aren't even trying to give me super powers anymore...

... And the pulmonologist says she doesn't want to do another for a whole year.

Jeeze!

Congrats on the prognosis, DG. And if you REALLY want super powers, you can have some of mine. I have the uncanny ability to frustrate and annoy people at random, plus the capability to be a pain in the arse to so many others. Feel free to help yourself!  ;)
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: More tests...
Post by: Cyber Burn on July 14, 2016, 06:25:52 AM
If it means we get to keep you around for awhile, I'm good with you not having super powers.  :D
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: That does not compute... Take II...
Post by: daglob on July 31, 2016, 03:05:29 PM
I guess I shouldn't have complained the other day when Windows 10 decided to show me how wonderful the tablet format was on my desktop and keep me from that old outmoded desktop I've been using (so Windows 7). Anyway, I pushed the on button this morning and it fell inside the case. :doh:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: That does not compute... Take II...
Post by: Epimethee on July 31, 2016, 04:46:38 PM
Clearly, you've got super-strength after all.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: That does not compute... Take II...
Post by: BentonGrey on July 31, 2016, 06:43:06 PM
Haha, yeah, perhaps Daglob SMASH!  :)

Sorry man!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Stormfront
Post by: daglob on August 07, 2016, 10:13:40 PM
There is a big rainmaker on the Gulf Coast of Florida. They say it will ride the coast west towards Texas, and will be here along Tuesday-Wedenssday and be gone by Friday. It might be a tropical storm by the time it gets here.

I'm overjoyed.  :(
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Stormfront
Post by: kkhohoho on August 07, 2016, 11:27:43 PM
There is a big rainmaker on the Gulf Coast of Florida. They say it will ride the coast west towards Texas, and will be here along Tuesday-Wedenssday and be gone by Friday. It might be a tropical storm by the time it gets here.

I'm overjoyed.  :(

And this is why I don't live in Florida. ;) (That and the HIV-poo throwing monkeys. Yes, they exist.)

Seriously though, wish you luck and stay safe. Though really, you honestly might want to think about a change in scenery after this. (Unless you like having to deal with monstrous storms of ridiculous proportions every year? ;))
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Stormfront
Post by: BentonGrey on August 07, 2016, 11:57:26 PM
Haha, Kk, I grew up on the Gulf Coast.  Hurricanes are just a fact of life.  You get used to them, and I'd prefer a hurricane you can see coming for days over a tornado that can drop out of the sky without warning any day.

Stay dry DG!  Hopefully it won't be too rough.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Stormfront
Post by: daglob on August 08, 2016, 01:52:58 AM
Hurricanes, earthquakes, blizzards, nor'easters, tsunamis, tornadoes... it's something no matter where you go. As Benton says, you get used to what you have. A topical storm is mostly just rain, And more rain. And when that quits, you get more rain, and a little wind. My house is high enough, with nothing higher between me and the Gulf, so flooding isn't a problem.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Stormfront
Post by: kkhohoho on August 08, 2016, 02:27:37 AM
Hurricanes, earthquakes, blizzards, nor'easters, tsunamis, tornadoes... it's something no matter where you go. As Benton says, you get used to what you have. A topical storm is mostly just rain, And more rain. And when that quits, you get more rain, and a little wind. My house is high enough, with nothing higher between me and the Gulf, so flooding isn't a problem.

I guess. It's just that where I live, there aren't tropical storms, hurricanes, or earthquakes, and barely any blizzards or tornadoes or anything else. My home's in the Twin Cities, which somehow manages to be shielded from most of the really bad sh*t that much of the rest of Minnesota gets, and while we do occasionally get them, it tends to only happen every few years if that. The worst we get most of the time are thunderstorms, and while a few of them can get a touch dicey, they don't tend to be on the level of tropical storms. Basically, anything we get that is really bad happens infrequently enough that it's impossible to actually get used to it all, so while a hurricane or a tropical storm or the like may be business as usual for most people, it's still kind of a horror story for us.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: The 3rd blood pressure medicine...
Post by: daglob on August 16, 2016, 07:26:44 PM
...tried to kill me too. It was just doing it sslloooooowwwly... I finally decided that all the symptoms were symptoms .Problem is, as I've said before, I have arthritis in my spine, borderline diabetes, tinnitus, problems with fluid retention (the cancer treatment), asthma, migraines, and I am getting older, so why would I notice a backache, blisters, ringing in my ears, swollen ankles, a cough, headaches, and "that tired feeling"? The shaking in my hands while not constant, was what really bothered me. I was stuttering when I typed or mouse-clicked, and had to work on drawings when he shaking was the mildest. The scary thing was watching how the light danced off the blade of a knife I was going to use to slice some cheese, and decided that I did not want to be holding that cheese at that time.

So, on the fourth blood pressure med.

SHEESH!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: The 3rd blood pressure medicine...
Post by: spydermann93 on August 16, 2016, 07:41:55 PM
So much for "Third Time's the Charm" :P
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: The 3rd blood pressure medicine...
Post by: BentonGrey on August 16, 2016, 10:27:53 PM
Man, blood pressure medication is really sort of a crap-shoot from what I understand (3rd hand).  Still, they'll get it right in time.  I hope that it is sooner rather than later!  I'm sorry you're having to deal with all of this, my friend, but as you said the other day, I'm glad you're here TO deal with it.  You're in my prayers every day.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: The 3rd blood pressure medicine...
Post by: daglob on August 16, 2016, 10:33:57 PM
You're in my prayers every day.

The best medicine of all.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Stornfront Part II
Post by: daglob on September 01, 2016, 05:18:05 AM
They keep shifting Hermine's storm track farther and farther west. It is funny and sad to see the local weatherman saying "Well, it probably won't affect us much, the latest track is still a long way off, but it keeps moving westward all the time, so you should probably watch it, but don't worry." I don't know who he is trying to convince.

The coast along Gulf Shores and Dauphin Island is already flooding. And the thing is still a long way off.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Stornfront Part II
Post by: Cyber Burn on September 03, 2016, 09:09:27 PM
Man, this sounds bad. I'm going to assume it's too late to get a Flood Policy added to your Home Owners Insurance? Just make sure those Comics are safe...and you too...Make sure you're safe too.  :P
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Stornfront Part II
Post by: daglob on September 03, 2016, 10:10:14 PM
I don't think this house has flood insurance. It's at elevation 185 with nothing higher between here and the Gulf. There is a wind damage policy, though.

We only got a little rain yesterday and a cool steady wind. There was some beach erosion, and the coastal flooding, but when it come down to it, we missed it all.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Stornfront Part II
Post by: spydermann93 on September 04, 2016, 12:20:02 AM
Yeah, all I got was rain; nothing annoying.

Oddly enough, we actually had LESS rain than usual. :P

Florida; am I right? :wacko:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Stornfront Part II
Post by: daglob on September 04, 2016, 01:02:35 AM
Mobile, Alabama.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Stornfront Part II
Post by: spydermann93 on September 04, 2016, 02:14:49 AM
Mobile, Alabama.

Eehhhh, close enough :P
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Stornfront Part II
Post by: BentonGrey on September 04, 2016, 03:52:16 PM
DG, I'm glad that it isn't affecting y'all too much.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Stornfront Part II
Post by: DireWolf on September 09, 2016, 06:10:26 AM
I get to dodge typhoons these days myself.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Stornfront Part II
Post by: daglob on September 09, 2016, 04:04:07 PM
That's no fun. From what I understand you can have a typhoon any time of the year. Other than that, they are pretty much identical to a hurricane.

Although... I think our first hurricane was early this year,...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Stornfront Part II
Post by: DireWolf on September 14, 2016, 05:22:35 AM
They 8can8 wind up with higher sustained winds then hurricanes (bigger area to grow the storms in the Pacific) but aside from that. not much different. Typhoons do have very erratic storm tracks. Okinawa hasn't been hit by one in more then a year but we keep getting brush by rain storms spun off by ones heading north.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: another failure.
Post by: daglob on September 21, 2016, 04:17:40 AM
So, I've had to stop the 4th blood pressure medication.

This is getting monotonous.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: another failure.
Post by: BentonGrey on September 21, 2016, 04:59:24 AM
Darn it, I thought they had it licked with that one!  I'm sorry, my friend, I'm sure that is getting old. 
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: another failure.
Post by: spydermann93 on September 21, 2016, 11:34:48 PM
So, I've had to stop the 4th blood pressure medication.

This is getting monotonous.

Have they taken into account your rubbery, robotic, body?

I reeeaaallly hope the next medication works for you.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: another failure.
Post by: daglob on September 22, 2016, 01:48:37 AM
Well, they are trying to get rid of the fluid that was building up in my chest with diuretics. I mean, I'm, taking a kind of Flowmax so that I don't spend my life in the bathroom...

But... I did get a chest x-ray. No evidence of mutation yet. Don't feel like turning green or anything.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: another failure gets worse.
Post by: daglob on September 24, 2016, 03:18:39 PM
Ahh... bp medicine wasn't just bloating me up like a tick, it was inflaming my bronchial tubes.

So another chest x-ray and more and stronger steroids.

Might turn green yet... need to find me some purple stretch pants...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: another failure gers worse.
Post by: BentonGrey on September 24, 2016, 03:55:26 PM
Ahh man, I'm sorry DG!  That's no good. 

Better stock up on purple stretch pants just in case.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: WOOHOO! Steroids...
Post by: daglob on September 28, 2016, 09:25:27 PM
I've got the stronger steroid pills...

I've got a steroid inhaler...

I've even got a steroid nose spray...

I'm chock full of steroids.

My foot doesn't hurt, my knees don't hurt, my shoulders don't hurt, my back doesn't hurt as much... I haven't felt this good in months.

Unfortunately, it will all be gone in a month... and I'll turn back into Bruce Banner.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: WOOHOO! Steroids...
Post by: spydermann93 on September 29, 2016, 12:37:49 AM
Why would you want to be puny Banner?

PUNY BANNER IS DUMB!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: WOOHOO! Steroids...
Post by: BentonGrey on September 29, 2016, 12:39:36 AM
Better get in your town-destroying rampage while you can.

I'm glad to hear you're feeling better man, even if only for a while.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: WOOHOO! Steroids...
Post by: daglob on September 29, 2016, 12:48:47 AM
The problem is various doctor visits have been keeping me away from home, and I haven't been able to work on anything. Maybe tomorrow...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: WOOHOO! Steroids...
Post by: spydermann93 on September 29, 2016, 01:30:06 AM
Well, you could just leap to your house in one bound, so it isn't too bad :P
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: WOOHOO! Steroids...
Post by: Glitch Girl on September 29, 2016, 01:24:26 PM
So instead of being DaGlob, you're now DaBrick?

...

I'll see myself out.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: WOOHOO! Steroids...
Post by: daglob on September 29, 2016, 03:36:39 PM
DaHulk?

The really bad and ugly part of this is that I realize how much pain I've been in, and eventually I'll have to go back to it. I can understand why people get hooked on medications when faced with going back to how they felt. Add to that both my mother's and father's families are full of addictive personality types.

I'm screwed. Either way.

Although, they tracked my "essential tremor" (hidden by the way my hands shook from the bp meds) down to one of my medications, and I'm off it to see how much it really matters. I can still see a little shake, but the vibrations are gone. I mean, if they were supersonic and I could walk through walls, maybe, but they have just really been messing up my art.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: WOOHOO! Steroids...
Post by: BentonGrey on September 29, 2016, 04:09:09 PM
Being able to vibrate yourself invisible could also be quite helpful.

Man, I'm sorry.  Addiction seems to run in my family too.  It does add another worry.

I'm glad to hear that they've made some progress with the tremors, though.  That's awesome.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: WOOHOO! Steroids...
Post by: spydermann93 on September 29, 2016, 11:03:20 PM
In all seriousness Glob, I'm glad that you're doing better, even if it is artificially better.  Any better is better than not better, I guess :P

Also, speaking of "DaBrick" and "DaHulk", didn't you make a skin for the Male_Hulking_Brute_Kirby mesh that was your avatar? Maybe I'm just crazy, but I seem to remember that :wacko:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: WOOHOO! Steroids...
Post by: daglob on September 29, 2016, 11:38:18 PM
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb287/lonespaceranger/dahulk_zpsjh2er4wj.jpg) (http://s210.photobucket.com/user/lonespaceranger/media/dahulk_zpsjh2er4wj.jpg.html)

I did this kitbash years ago. Originally I gave The Glob Shape-Shift, and his shapes were Mr. Fantastic T,  pink and green versions of Adam West Batman, George Reeves Superman, Spiderman, and The Hulk (on one of the Sandman meshes). I can't remember who did the skin originally, but it was perfect for what I wanted after a little Photoshopping. I always intended to do my own, but after one upgrade on the computer Shape-Shift quit working (I don't have permission or something; I don't remember what the error message was), and I never went further.

There is another where I just slapped the skin I use on a Male Hulking mesh or something.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: WOOHOO! Steroids...
Post by: BentonGrey on September 30, 2016, 01:44:19 AM
Ha, how perfect!

As for the permission issue, that's a really annoying feature of new Windows.  This might help you:
http://winaero.com/blog/how-to-take-ownership-and-get-full-access-to-files-and-folders-in-windows-10/
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: WOOHOO! Steroids...
Post by: stumpy on October 01, 2016, 04:51:57 AM
Sure, Banner isn't as flashy, but you'd never get past the Olympic screening process with the green body. ;-)
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: WOOHOO! Steroids...
Post by: spydermann93 on October 01, 2016, 02:37:12 PM
D'oh! :doh:

Great point, Stumpy :P
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: WOOHOO! Steroids...
Post by: SickAlice on October 01, 2016, 05:35:15 PM
In one of my treatments a year ago they tried a new med on me that actually made me look just like that picture except not muscular, aka I turned into a big pink Hulk with big red lips to boot.  &lt;_&lt;
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: WOOHOO! Steroids...
Post by: Reepicheep on October 01, 2016, 05:44:26 PM
Ditto with the steroids. I also got the angry headaches, but the whole muscular abomination thing didn't quite kick in as hoped.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: The Good
Post by: daglob on October 10, 2016, 06:07:41 PM
In all this, I have generally given you the bad and the ugly and tried to see the humor in it (if I couldn't see the humor in all this, I'd just sit in the corner and cry), but I want to say something about the good: my family. My brother and sister have given help emotionally and financially, never complaining about their older sibling. I can never repay them; I don't even know how to begin. And they did this while taking care of their own families. My aunt in Fort Walton has helped when she could (often by just being herself-the family knows what I mean) and my step mother (step mother #2; #1 was the Wicked Witch of the West, North, South and East) has given whatever help she could.

My daughter and her husband have helped me in way too numerous to mention. She has tried to be with me at every doctor's appointment, usually with questions that I hadn't thought of. She is also the one who decided to start researching my medications and discovered that they were trying to kill me. She has popped in here a few times to see what was going on when I didn't have access, and typed an answer or a comment for me. She has been a loving and caring daughter, and done everything she could for me. My son-in-law has let her (there are some who would not have), as well as helping to keep my grass mowed (Mobile has laws about keeping your grass cut) and any number of other physical tasks I've been too sick to do (this on top of having a real job he works very hard at).

And the best thing of all, my daughter has never, ever given me a tie for Father's Day; I get books and remote control robots and Swiss Army Pens and stuff.

All and all I could never have hoped to be this blessed.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: The Good
Post by: stumpy on October 10, 2016, 06:16:18 PM
Particularly against the backdrop of a very trying time for you, your sense of perspective and appreciation for the people around you are inspiring. Thank you for that post, daglob.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: The Good Part 2
Post by: daglob on October 11, 2016, 04:50:06 PM
Over the years I have received help, advice, and encouragement from just about everyone who has ever dropped by here. People have taught me stuff, give me pointers on how to do some things, and even did the work for me: Bearded posted some stuff for me when I was unable to access my Yahoo groups, and Cyber Burn, Hoss, Detourne_me, Dr. Challenger, Peerless, Yell0w Lantern, Zivon, Avalon, Herodad, Catman/Sick Alice, Tommyboy, Johnny Patches... the list of those who have made me meshes, scopes, and pieces goes on and on...

Those of us who hang around here enjoy the game and the way you can add things to it. We all want everyone else to have as much fun as we do, so everyone here is generous with their time and skills to make that happen.

And when one of us has trouble (y'know, like cancer), they will get encouragement, prayers, sympathy... whatever is needed.

The Good Part 2 is you guys.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: The Good Part 2
Post by: spydermann93 on October 12, 2016, 12:10:53 AM
It's really amazing to hear that your family is so helpful and supportive of you, Glob. :D

Sounds like an incredible bunch of folks you have there.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: The Good Part 2
Post by: Cyber Burn on October 12, 2016, 12:43:12 AM
It's really amazing to hear that your family is so helpful and supportive of you, Glob. :D

Sounds like an incredible bunch of folks you have there.

Agreed.  :thumbup:

Your positive attitude during all of this has really been inspiring, it really shows the quality of your character.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: The Good Part 2
Post by: BentonGrey on October 12, 2016, 03:01:43 AM
Double agree, DG.  I'm so glad that you've had such support and help from your family.  That's awesome, and you've absolutely been an inspiration to us.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: REALLY ugly.
Post by: daglob on October 20, 2016, 01:07:44 AM
That's what having the flu AND pneumonia is.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: The Good Part 2
Post by: BentonGrey on October 20, 2016, 11:50:56 PM
Urg!  That's a horrible double whammy!  Get better soon, my friend.  We will keep you in our prayers in the Grey household, more than usual!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: The Good Part 2
Post by: daglob on October 21, 2016, 01:35:56 AM
Two doses of Tammiflu, a shot of antibiotics, two doses of antibiotic pills, and more steroids (woohoo) later, I think I'll live.

My granddaughter got a laugh out of it, though, my daughter called it "flumonia" and her child thought that was hilarious.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Things get REALLY ugly
Post by: BentonGrey on October 21, 2016, 01:40:26 AM
Flummonia, that is brilliant and horrifying.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Things get REALLY ugly
Post by: Incredible Bulk on October 23, 2016, 03:27:03 PM
I just now Saw this, im so sorry your dealing with this awful situation, my prayers to you. Your a great forum member and a great resource to the forum and a big help for people like me that ask a million questions. Fight the fight. Beat it!  I'm so happy to know those close to you anf around you have rallied. Continues to fight we will keep you in prayer and thoughts
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Things get REALLY ugly
Post by: daglob on October 24, 2016, 02:42:58 PM
I just now Saw this, im so sorry your dealing with this awful situation, my prayers to you. Your a great forum member and a great resource to the forum and a big help for people like me that ask a million questions. Fight the fight. Beat it!  I'm so happy to know those close to you anf around you have rallied. Continues to fight we will keep you in prayer and thoughts

One can never have enough prayers. Thank you.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Diet and Exercise
Post by: daglob on October 31, 2016, 06:14:50 PM
So, nine months later, I get into an exercise program. I couldn't go last week because I was contagious, but this week looks good.

And I'm on a diet. No bread/starches, no sugar, no salt, no caffeine. You know, all the things that make life worth living. Since the blood pressure meds all tried to kill me, I'm going to have to control it without them. Losing weight will be the key. It should also take some of the strain off my back.

Actually, the doctor said to cut way back on them. She said it would be easier to do it I made some allowances. So, I have a 2-cup coffee pot, and I make coffee on Saturday, then drink one cup and save the other one for Sunday. Today for lunch I will eat a sandwich. Yesterday, I used my Nuwave oven to air-fry some chicken (which worked this time, last time it was an epic fail) and roast some vegetables. I'm trying to find stuff with a lot of strong flavors (like kosher pickles,  giardiniera, sardines), and use lemon juice and malt vinegar on veggies instead of salt. I have lost 14 pounds in two weeks (of course, the flu may have helped).
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Diet and Exercise
Post by: BentonGrey on October 31, 2016, 09:24:38 PM
DG, that sounds very tough, but very worthwhile!  I'm really excited that you've got a good plan and are seeing some results.  I know folks who have gone through similar (though less serious) measures and who have seen dramatic improvements in their health, so I'm really hopeful that this will work well for you.  As always, we're rooting and praying for you, my friend.  I'll ask Lady Grey, who is an amazing chef, if she has any suggestions.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Diet and Exercise
Post by: hmarrs on November 17, 2016, 03:49:37 PM
I have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. It is a particularly aggressive form, so much so that it has spread to the point that surgery is no longer an option. So they are going to try hormone therapy on it.

In 1998, they gave my father six months to two years to live, and decided to try the hormone therapy on him because who knows? It might do some good. He is in his fourth year "cancer free", so obviously the therapy works. I don't think I'm quite as far along as my father was, so I believe that I have a good chance. I've got some slight pain, and know that from my father's case, it will get worse before it gets better. I'll also never father another child (but check out my age; I have no business having a kid), and may have what are euphemistically called "intimacy issues", but, hey, dead people have those problems too, and they don't get to see sunsets, eat chocolate, read the next Doc Savage book, and play with their grandchild (or play Freedom Force), all things I have to look forward do.

What annoys me (other than the whole getting up four or five or ten times at night), is that they squirted chemicals into my veins, injected me with radioactive substances, put me in big machines and zapped me with weird energies, and I didn't develop even one super-power.
I just saw this and have been reading and catching up...Im kind of upset at myself for being away so long..Yes Id pop on and off but not long enough to inquiry about anyone...
Id sometimes just come on to see the latest Releases and updates but we are people first with issues and real life problems I Myself took some time away for a Hiatus because of personal issues.
I also Found out Bearded has been sick as well...I can still remember a brother who used to be on here who passed away by his own hand and wont mention his name out of respect and feeling the sorrow in my heart because I wondered how many times he could have been reached out too.I don't know if it means anything and hopefully you can understand but you can only understand if you feel the same way..
But you guys are my friends..Its been 14 years...You guys have been my escape in my Midnight hours...Where I have been up feeding my Babies that are teenagers now..where I would go to get my mind off of my issues.. even now as I go through what I'm going through now..as brothers I have even Argued with some of you seen some of you argue with each other but in the end we have always been there for each each other through our Mutual love for what we do...I ask myself why are we so committed to this and its because these are the things and the dreams of our childhood and although time goes by and go through changes we are not willing to give that up because we may grow up but never have to grow old and If growing up means giving up on those dreams then I for one never want to grow up we should forever keep that child alive.
So we will forever be a bunch of 8 and 9 year olds in the Basements,Tree houses,Bedrooms under the Covers with a Flashlights reading our Comics books and captivated by the Superheroes that we Daydream about...
Something in us that must live on.
Long Live Freedom Force and long Live Freedom Reborn!!!!
THANK YOU ALL FOR ALL THAT  YOU ALL HAVE GIVEN ME.
HMARRS
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Diet and Exercise
Post by: daglob on November 17, 2016, 05:00:50 PM
Here, here.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Diet and Exercise
Post by: Epimethee on November 25, 2016, 02:28:37 AM
Indeed! :)
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-One Year
Post by: daglob on November 29, 2016, 02:20:52 AM
I know that it hasn't been a whole year since I was declared cancer free, but today was the 12th appointment since then. So, I have more or less made it one year.

Now I just need to stay cancer free...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-One Year
Post by: spydermann93 on November 29, 2016, 03:22:39 AM
I bet cancer's wishing it didn't mess with you about now. :P

Hopefully you don't have to put up with it much longer. You've earned your freedom by kicking its butt.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-One Year
Post by: WyldFyre on November 29, 2016, 09:51:56 PM
Welcome news indeed sir.  So glad you are free of that nasty stuff.  Here's wishing you many more years of freedom.

<It IS a shame about the super-powers though.>  ;)
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-One Year
Post by: Cyber Burn on December 03, 2016, 04:22:42 PM
That, my friend, is an absolute fantastic early X-Mas present.    :thumbup:

<It IS a shame about the super-powers though.>  ;)

I have to agree with this one here though, Super Powers would have been an appropriate compensation for all of this.    :P
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-One Year
Post by: Epimethee on December 03, 2016, 08:59:02 PM
Excellent news!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-One Year
Post by: BentonGrey on December 06, 2016, 09:21:12 PM
Fantastic!  That's great news DG!  Kick cancer's backside!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-One Year
Post by: crosspotts1.0 on December 07, 2016, 06:43:06 PM
U TELL CANCER TO SHOVE IT  :thumbup:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Cold Front
Post by: daglob on December 08, 2016, 06:35:35 PM
Y'all remember back at the beginning of summer when my AC when out, right? Well, now my heater has died. They are predicting temps in the low 30s tonight and upper 20s tomorrow night. Now, I have enough blankets, furry hot water bottles (cats), and space heaters for me to survive just fine, but keeping the pipes in the kitchen and on the outside of the house from freezing is a problem. A BIG problem. All the other stuff I've been through, and this one seems to be bothering me the most.

The first thing the heater guy said was "How old is this thing?" I had to call my brother to find out, and he said he didn't know for sure, but he thought it was 30 years old. In other words, no replacement parts are available. The money from the policy my mother had on my father will pay for all or most of it (depending on the outside AC unit), but work won't start 'til next week when it warms up.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Cold Front
Post by: crosspotts1.0 on December 08, 2016, 07:01:20 PM
if u have 60$ u can get a lassko heater at costco if thers one by u im not sure i live in maryland we dont have any heat be side that and blankets and for the pipe let the sinks tub drip constantley to keep water runing andit should keep the pipes from  freezing i also just have a window unit for the summer no ac no heat it gets to be below 15 alot over here :lol: but i hope that works
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Cold Front
Post by: BentonGrey on December 09, 2016, 12:19:09 AM
Ohh man, DG, that stinks!  We just had a similar situation right before Thanksgiving.  I'm sorry man!  As CP says, you can keep pipes from freezing by running water through them.  You can also wrap some rags around your outside pipes to help matters.  Good luck, my friend!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Cold Front
Post by: spydermann93 on December 09, 2016, 12:58:05 AM
We usually take some old towels and wrap 'em around the pipes outside my house. Works well enough for the pesky high-20 low-30 degree nights.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Cold Front
Post by: crosspotts1.0 on December 09, 2016, 03:32:04 PM
Ohh man, DG, that stinks!  We just had a similar situation right before Thanksgiving.  I'm sorry man!  As CP says, you can keep pipes from freezing by running water through them.  You can also wrap some rags around your outside pipes to help matters.  Good luck, my friend!
i never herd of that ill try that to im gonna beat this winter this year ha winter suck it  :lol:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-One Down...
Post by: daglob on December 09, 2016, 03:55:31 PM
...and one to go.

I've used purpose-made Styrofoam boxes for years; they attach over the spigot and capture what heat escapes around the hole in the wall around the pipe, and has been enough (it seldom gets that cold around here). However, there needs to be a source of heat in the house.

Crosspots: I did get some smaller space heaters; the new heater should be installed next week, though, so a space heater that size wouldn't really be necessary except for one night (tonight).

However, I survived one night; it may not have gotten quite as cold as they said, although it is 60 degrees in the hall outside of the bedroom.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-One Down...
Post by: crosspotts1.0 on December 10, 2016, 01:08:07 AM
60 degrees is nothing :lol: its 20 below in my house cause i turn heaters off to save electricity cause im broke  :lol: and cant afford bge and rent with where im currently living
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-One Down...
Post by: daglob on December 10, 2016, 01:30:08 AM
If it got 20 below here everybody would go anthropoid excrement. When it snows, people who will go out in a hurricane and drive become idiots... well, maybe they were always idiots, but they get worse.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Two Down...
Post by: daglob on December 10, 2016, 04:14:51 PM
Whew!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Two Down...
Post by: crosspotts1.0 on December 10, 2016, 06:13:11 PM
thats how it is here but with rain  :lol:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Climate Control
Post by: daglob on December 17, 2016, 01:05:49 AM
Well, for the first time since June I live in a house with central heat and air. And, living in Mobile, it looks like I will need both of them in the next week.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Climate Control
Post by: BentonGrey on December 18, 2016, 08:26:15 PM
Of course.  The Gulf Coast is the home of two seasons, the hot, and the not so hot.  They can switch places at a moment's notice, too.

I'm glad to hear you've got things fixed, my friend!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Climate Control
Post by: The Phantom Eyebrow on December 29, 2016, 11:31:23 AM
All the best there daglob; glad to hear that things are sorted out. 
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Climate Control
Post by: Deaths Jester on December 30, 2016, 07:44:05 PM
All the best there daglob; glad to hear that things are sorted out.

Mien Gott! A sighting of the elusive Phantom EYEBROW!!!!!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-I wasn't THAT sick...
Post by: daglob on January 06, 2017, 03:21:11 PM
I didn't talk about this when it happened; December was very busy.

Last month, first time I used my debit card, it didn't go through. I checked the customer service department, which is automated, and it wouldn't give me a balance. I contacted a flesh and blood human, and was told to check with the issuing body (Social Security). 90 minutes on hold later, they told me they didn't do it. So it was back to CS, where every human sent me to a line that said "Your call is important to us. We are having a heavier than normal call load. Call back later [click]". After three hours total, I had finally convinced them I was not dead.

I'm serious: they though I was dead.

But I wasn't the only one. The real human I finally talked to said that someone had hacked their system, and accessed a lot of card numbers of people who were deceased. Somehow, I got on that list. She said, with an exasperated tone, that she had been straightening things out for people all day.

Hey, yeah, The Phantom Eyebrow!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-I wasn't THAT sick...
Post by: BentonGrey on January 06, 2017, 05:19:44 PM
Good heavens man, that's just ridiculously obnoxious!  I'm glad you got it fixed, but what a lovely Christmas present. :P
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-I wasn't THAT sick...
Post by: Cyber Burn on January 06, 2017, 08:02:01 PM
What a way to end 2016.  :wacko:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-I wasn't THAT sick...
Post by: spydermann93 on January 06, 2017, 08:45:02 PM
See!? You did get a superpower! You can die, but not actually die, and get your card hacked!

Everything is falling into place, muahahaha
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-I wasn't THAT sick...
Post by: BentonGrey on January 06, 2017, 08:54:28 PM
Posted without comment:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGFXGwHsD_A
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-I wasn't THAT sick...
Post by: Deaths Jester on January 06, 2017, 08:54:41 PM
See!? You did get a superpower! You can die, but not actually die, and get your card hacked!

Everything is falling into place, muahahaha

Being the ACTUAL undead on this forum, I should've been saying that last thing....rrrrr.....
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-I wasn't THAT sick...
Post by: daglob on January 06, 2017, 09:08:36 PM
I've always wanted someone to say "I thought you were dead" so I could answer "Not hardly".
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-I wasn't THAT sick...
Post by: BentonGrey on January 06, 2017, 10:05:54 PM
I think I might go with 'the rumors of my death and been greatly exaggerated.'  ;)
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-I wasn't THAT sick...
Post by: OrWolvie1 on January 06, 2017, 10:18:53 PM
Or the infamous; "He's dead, Jim!" Ummmm NOT! &lt;_&lt;
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-I wasn't THAT sick...
Post by: daglob on January 06, 2017, 10:33:38 PM
Or just "mostly" dead...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-I wasn't THAT sick...
Post by: BentonGrey on January 06, 2017, 11:03:51 PM
There's a big difference. ;)
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-C-c-c-cold...
Post by: daglob on January 07, 2017, 03:31:40 PM
...and if it is that cold here in the Sunny South, the rest of the country must be brutal.

Y'all be careful out there...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-C-c-c-cold...
Post by: spydermann93 on January 07, 2017, 04:26:07 PM
Can't. Already froze. I am the dead. R.I.P in peace. :lastmohican
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-C-c-c-cold...
Post by: thalaw2 on January 08, 2017, 02:14:29 PM
It's gonna be 55F here in So. Cal!  The horror!  I might need freakin long freakin sleeves!  Then it's gonna rain too?!?!?!  Who's ever heard of rain in January?!?!?!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-C-c-c-cold...
Post by: daglob on January 08, 2017, 04:44:47 PM
They are saying 75 and rain here Wednesday.

Right now it's almost 11:00 and it's still below freezing.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Does not compute... Again...
Post by: daglob on January 28, 2017, 05:31:41 PM
Once again my desktop has refused to start. So I'm limited to my laptop and Kindle until I can get it fixed. And, of course, all the stuff I was working on is on the dead computer.

I'm so happy I could plotz.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Does not compute... Again...
Post by: BentonGrey on January 28, 2017, 08:10:03 PM
Man, DG, that's awful!  I'm sorry my friend!  Any idea what the deal is?  Here's hoping you can get it sorted out relatively painlessly!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Does not compute... Again...
Post by: daglob on January 28, 2017, 09:45:34 PM
I'm pretty sure it's the switch that has been put back together two or three times.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-R.I.P. Hard Drive...
Post by: daglob on February 11, 2017, 01:25:02 AM
 :banghead:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-R.I.P. Hard Drive...
Post by: BentonGrey on February 11, 2017, 02:54:32 AM
Ohh no!  Is there any chance of recovering the data, DG?  That's terrible news.  I'm sorry, my friend.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-R.I.P. Hard Drive...
Post by: spydermann93 on February 11, 2017, 04:07:07 AM
You could try pulling out the hard drive and connect it to your laptop.

Unless your hard drive broke, but if that were the case, your computer would turn on, but nothing would load.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-R.I.P. Hard Drive...
Post by: daglob on February 11, 2017, 04:45:02 AM
I stand to lose 200G of comic books, a bunch of Champions stuff, a lot of stuff I intended to use for reference, all the pics of my granddaughter, and most of the custom filters, actions, patterns, and brushes I built in Photoshop. However, FF is on the other drive, most of the comics are out there on the net, and the pics of my granddaughter that my daughter doesn't have copies of do not number many. The Photoshop stuff and an assortment of programs (Nifscope, Blender, Terragen, Google Earth, etc.) will just take time to replace.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-R.I.P. Hard Drive...
Post by: Panther_Gunn on February 11, 2017, 06:30:15 AM
I'm assuming that the drive will either not spin up or the head has crashed and/or there are a large amount of bad/unreadable sectors.  If it just won't boot, it should be able to be hooked up to a working system as a slave drive, to pull off as much as is possible/practical.

If the drive won't spin up, I've heard an extreme tale that it could be caused by old lubricant in the bearings starting to seize up, and that warming the drive up (which loosens/softens the lubricant enough so that it will move) before attempting to start it can work for a limited period, primarily just to transfer files off of it.  Like I said, it's an extreme step, but for a drive that's otherwise a lost cause, there's not much to lose at that point.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-R.I.P. Hard Drive...
Post by: daglob on February 11, 2017, 04:20:46 PM
My computer guy is pretty good; he didn't offer any hope, but I've known him for over 30 years, and he used to be my boss. If there is a way to get the data off, he will figure it out. He just doesn't want me to be disappointed if it is ruined.

The drive won't do anything; it just sits there.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-R.I.P. Hard Drive...
Post by: daglob on February 19, 2017, 08:21:51 PM
I got the computer back, but it won't read the drive with Freedom Force on it. No reason why yet, so tomorrow it goes back in the shop. :(
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-R.I.P. Hard Drive...
Post by: BentonGrey on February 21, 2017, 05:52:19 PM
Man, that stinks even more.  I'm sorry DG.  Here's hoping that they can get that sorted out!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-R.I.P. Hard Drive...
Post by: WyldFyre on February 21, 2017, 07:39:47 PM
Yeah, Hopefully it's just a cable not plugged in or something. <fingers crossed for ya>
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Arthritis
Post by: daglob on March 22, 2017, 06:13:58 PM
I keep thinking that I'll stop posting in this thread, to some extent it is a little self-centered, but this is a real problem. As I've said, the cancer got in my bones, especially on the left side. It also seemed to concentrate in the joints that had a little arthritis in them, and now I have a lot of arthritis in them. Since the end of January, my left hip joint has been hurting. Constantly. All day long. All night long. And it is getting worse.

I am not sleeping well, so I'm tired all the time, and I have ruined several skins and scopes by making stupid mistakes (fortunately, I habitually back up stuff, so I didn't lose everything). I didn't do as much for the Mardi Gras Challenge as I intended, and didn't make a St. Patrick's Day nor an April Fool's Day Challenge, and haven't done anything for the Anniversary Challenge. I had intended to pull more stuff out of my Yahoo Groups and send to Alex, along with a DC Super-Skrull pack and maybe a couple of Marvel Lanterns (and now I've seen this picture by John Byrne of the FF in X-Men costumes I really like...), and I still have a bunch of obscure Gold and Silver-Age characters started...

I can barely put any weight on my leg, and limping along makes by back hurt. I still have all this Real Life ™ stuff to do (taking out the garbage and changing the cat litter today is going to be hell), and it wears me out. Looking back, I'm not sure chemo was this bad. I'm on pain meds, but if I take the good stuff, it knocks me out for a couple of hours, then for an hour after I wake up, I have no pain. I can't do that. I have an appointment with an osteopath, but the earliest I could get it is in two weeks.

I don't expect anyone to do anything, just want to complain some. I'd cuss if it would do any good.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Arthritis
Post by: Cyber Burn on March 22, 2017, 07:04:28 PM
I know it's been said before, but whether your Skinning or not, we're just glad you're here. And if you need to get that profanity out while you're venting, feel free to shoot me an E-Mail or a PM, I figure with as much of my venting as you've listened to, you're more than welcome to vent in my direction.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Arthritis
Post by: WyldFyre on March 22, 2017, 11:02:43 PM
I know it's been said before, but whether your Skinning or not, we're just glad you're here. And if you need to get that profanity out while you're venting, feel free to shoot me an E-Mail or a PM, I figure with as much of my venting as you've listened to, you're more than welcome to vent in my direction.

Yeah man. Let 'er fly. As to the Arthritis, I have it in my back, (part of what my surgery was trying to fix), but prior to this - the pain management Dr. gave me a pill called Mobic. It's an anti-inflammatory, and if you can take it, it'll help with the arthritis. It's the only med that worked for the past couple of years. If not that, then maybe they can find something along those lines. Thoughts and prayers my friend.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Arthritis
Post by: spydermann93 on March 22, 2017, 11:12:47 PM
I know it's been said before, but whether your Skinning or not, we're just glad you're here. And if you need to get that profanity out while you're venting, feel free to shoot me an E-Mail or a PM, I figure with as much of my venting as you've listened to, you're more than welcome to vent in my direction.

Couldn't have said it better myself.

if you need anything, Glob, I'm here for ya :)
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Arthritis
Post by: daglob on March 23, 2017, 01:26:45 AM
Mobic isn't working. Or maybe it is; now that's a scary thought...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Arthritis
Post by: Epimethee on March 24, 2017, 02:47:56 AM
Sorry about your plight Daglob; and yours too of course, Wyldfyre. FWIW, did you try acupuncture? I remember that it did help my grandmother. Apart from that, cussing is actually supposed to relieve pain a bit, so...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Arthritis
Post by: Deaths Jester on March 24, 2017, 03:12:26 AM
I'd say try drinking tons of booze like me but pain pills and booze don't mix well...and I'm undead so no worrying about liver...so yeah...I suck at this...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Arthritis
Post by: daglob on March 24, 2017, 03:29:41 AM
I'd say try drinking tons of booze like me but pain pills and booze don't mix well...and I'm undead so no worrying about liver...so yeah...I suck at this...

Yeah, but it did make me smile... :)
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Arthritis
Post by: WyldFyre on March 25, 2017, 12:32:20 AM
Sorry about your plight Daglob; and yours too of course, Wyldfyre. FWIW, did you try acupuncture? I remember that it did help my grandmother. Apart from that, cussing is actually supposed to relieve pain a bit, so...

Believe it or not, that sometimes helps a little.  :rolleyes:

I'd say try drinking tons of booze like me but pain pills and booze don't mix well...and I'm undead so no worrying about liver...so yeah...I suck at this...

Yeah, but it did make me smile... :)

Ditto.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Arthritis
Post by: BentonGrey on March 26, 2017, 12:56:23 AM
Man DG, I'm so sorry to hear about all of this.  I know that has to be tough to bear.  The others have said what I think quite well, and I'll just add my voice.  If you need anything, I'm here for you.  I hope that the specialist can find some ways to help you.  In the meantime, you'er always in my prayers, my friend.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Arthritis? No, meds.
Post by: daglob on April 01, 2017, 06:20:39 PM
At least, not completely.

I had to change my muscle relaxer (for leg cramps and back spasms) back in January because the insurance no longer paid for it, and my regular physician was not in. The doctor on call prescribed me another one, and his choice seems to have been the problem. I quit taking the stuff Wednesday or so, and I feel better. My hip still hurts, but the stuff was known to aggravate arthritis and asthma, so I wonder why the hell I was prescribed it. I guess I need to run out of meds and get sick only when my doctor is in town. The stuff also had other side effects, such as flu-like symptoms, sleeplessness, muscle cramps (what? That's like tranquilizers causing hyperactivity-it don't make sense), and GI tract distress (you know what I mean). It can also causes liver failure (and this drug is supposed to help people?), and some of the effects, like worsening arthritis, can be permanent. So I still have an appointment with an arthritis specialist Tuesday. I'll let him look at my back, too; that'll scare the bleep out of him.

But, anyway. I'm better. Now we just need to figure out why people's computers keep going on the fritz.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Arthritis? No, meds.
Post by: BentonGrey on April 05, 2017, 03:06:41 PM
Man, that's incredibly frustrating!  That's the kind of thing that someone really should have caught.  Well, I'm glad you're feeling better on a lot of those fronts, DG.  I hope that the arthritis specialist had good news for you!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-MRI
Post by: daglob on April 08, 2017, 04:24:32 PM
Got two of them and still no powers.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-MRI
Post by: Deaths Jester on April 08, 2017, 05:06:11 PM
You sure you don't have powers?!? They might be the ability to hoard as many FF related stuff as possible...

Yeah, I need booze...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-MRI: Results
Post by: daglob on April 16, 2017, 03:23:13 PM
The results of the MRIs is that there is a little arthritis in my hip. However, I have a ruptured disk that is squeezed out so that it puts pressure on the nerve that goes to that hip. So, they want to do a shot in my spine (or close to it), and that should give me some relief for a few weeks to a few months. If it doesn't, then back to the drawing board.

However, if it does, then there are two paths to follow: one, it may happen that the material will be absorbed by my body. If so, great! If not, then it is supposed to be a simple operation to go in and snip off the excess and releive the pressure.

It won't stop my back from hurting, but hey, like getting up at 3:00 am for a quick trip to the loo, that is pretty much normal as far as I am concerned.

The doctor did not have the bleep scared out of him looking at the MRI of my back. He was impressed, though...

The good news is WOOHOO; More Steroids!

And we are entering in to the summer weather pattern, which means afternoon thunder showers, so there might be a lightning bolt in my future. Maybe this time we get super-powers...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-MRI: Results
Post by: Deaths Jester on April 16, 2017, 04:00:37 PM
...sounds more like you got Marrow's powers...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-MRI: Results
Post by: BentonGrey on April 17, 2017, 06:48:56 PM
Make sure to keep lots of random assorted chemicals around so the lightning can toss you into them and you can get doused.  That has to up the percentage chance of superpowers!

Well DG, that sounds mostly positive, if not quite as good as we had been hoping for.  I'm glad to hear that there is a plan, one way or the other.  I hope that this brings you some relief, my friend!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-MRI: Results
Post by: Panther_Gunn on April 18, 2017, 07:21:46 PM
And then there's this:  https://www.sunfrog.com/117689126-521091251.html?70139 (https://www.sunfrog.com/117689126-521091251.html?70139)
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-MRI: Results
Post by: daglob on April 18, 2017, 09:41:32 PM
There was another place with t-shirts like that, but I lost the pics I'd saved and the address when my HD died. I liked "Soft Wookie, warm Wookie, great big ball of fur... happy Wookie, sleepy Wookie, grr, grr, grrrrr,..."
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-MRI: Results
Post by: SickAlice on April 19, 2017, 12:26:43 AM
Bummer. Also I ate a black jelly bean while reading that. My mum has the disk problem (fractured in half). She deals though. Get the up in the early hour thing too. Not a fan of spine surgery myself and I tend to consider it quackery. I just stay doped up enough to sleep a few hours. Hope it get's more tolerable or better a radical solution falls into place.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-MRI: Results
Post by: Cyber Burn on April 21, 2017, 01:04:09 AM
Got two of them and still no powers.

Crap! If you haven't gotten Superpowers yet, then there's probably no hope for me.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-MRI: Results
Post by: SickAlice on May 18, 2017, 12:32:08 PM
Had a bit of surgery yesterday, thought of you and hope it's all going easy peasy these days. I got cauterized, 1st for me. Worst smell in the entire world.  :thumbdown:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-MRI: Results
Post by: daglob on May 18, 2017, 02:53:07 PM
Still waiting to sort things out. Had to wait on my brother; his operation was more immediate. I just thought it would be too much for the family for us both to be out of action at the same time. Almost getting used to it, which is not good... but no steroids yet (Boo hoo...)

Hope you are doing better.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-MRI: Results
Post by: SickAlice on May 18, 2017, 08:52:54 PM
Grain of salt, I think getting used to=coping, so maybe not all that bad a thing. I'm in the patience zone too, I kind of don't mind the break actually. Too many treatments becomes overwhelming. I'm doing fine from that. The real pain of it only lasts about a day and I already sweated through last night. Just an inconvenience now, else the big treatments are giving me much stability than I had in the past.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Second Opinion
Post by: daglob on May 19, 2017, 07:52:45 PM
Second Osteopath says try pain management first. We'll see...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Second Opinion
Post by: SickAlice on May 19, 2017, 10:39:09 PM
I can say depends there too. I'm with a pain management clinic. They can be hesitant with scripts due to current federal law constraints yet in the same hand have more authority to prescribe controlled substances then even most ER's. Else they tend to push new form nerve blocking, usually through the spine and/or with added devices in play. I tried it myself and can say it only made things worse adding lower back issues to everything. Most doctors won't honestly suggest it either as it's in clinical stages yet, akin to chiropractic alignment in the eighties, and in the same toying with the spine is extremely dangerous just due to infection risk among other things. I say if it comes to that for you only opt for nerve blocks if a nerve in the spine is in fact the culprit (assuming it isn't here) else opt out as you'll waste your time with it. Myself drugs aren't a choice answer yet they are what's tested and work so for now I'm sticking with that. In moderation it isn't really deadly anyways. Else I think osteopathy and other regimen type treatments are valuable if even a slow and steady process opposed to immediate (hence the crutch of narcotics). G'luck with it at any rate and keep us informed.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Second Opinion
Post by: The Phantom Eyebrow on June 07, 2017, 07:26:17 PM
Continued best wishes to you Daglob, and to you too SickAlice. 
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Tropical Weather and Epidural...
Post by: daglob on June 20, 2017, 05:12:29 PM
It's been raining pretty much constantly since yesterday afternoon, Dauphin Island and the coast are flooding, some low-lying places are getting standing (actually rushing) water, flash flood warnings are being issued for all the counties in the area, traveler advisories are being issued warning people about crossing bridges (don't remember them doing that before), and while typing this the wind has picked up. Oh, joy.

I am supposed to get an epidural next Tuesday, and don't know how long I'll be laid up (24 hours, probably). But that means steroids (WOOHOO!)


This typed after I got back from the Cancer Center:

This goes back to "The Good: Part 2". I find myself re-reading this whole thread at times, those times when I really feel bad or down. We are all really strangers here, most of us have never seen the other face-to-face, and probably  never will. We still talk to each other, try to support each other through all the miles between us.  It's not just our mutual interest in an old computer game, it's something more. I think it is a real part of being human.

There need to be more of us.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Tropical Weather and Epidural...
Post by: kkhohoho on June 20, 2017, 11:53:22 PM
It's been raining pretty much constantly since yesterday afternoon, Dauphin Island and the coast are flooding, some low-lying places are getting standing (actually rushing) water, flash flood warnings are being issued for all the counties in the area, traveler advisories are being issued warning people about crossing bridges (don't remember them doing that before), and while typing this the wind has picked up. Oh, joy.

And that's why I don't live in Hurricania. ;)
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Tropical Weather and Epidural...
Post by: daglob on June 21, 2017, 01:23:19 AM
But the time between the tropical weather systems, the ninety degrees/ninety percent humidity days (or weeks), and the one or two below freezing days is so nice... :D
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Glub, glub...
Post by: daglob on June 23, 2017, 02:05:33 PM
It wasn't really all that bad; places that usually flood flooded, places that don't usually flood didn't, they closed The Causeway, a car ended up in The Bay, several cars ended up turned over on the Interstate, some roads washed out, the creeks are up... you know, the usual.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Glub, glub...
Post by: kkhohoho on June 24, 2017, 12:53:50 AM
It wasn't really all that bad; places that usually flood flooded, places that don't usually flood didn't, they closed The Causeway, a car ended up in The Bay, several cars ended up turned over on the Interstate, some roads washed out, the creeks are up... you know, the usual.

And the usual is why I don't want to live in Hurricania. Everything else just gives me further incentive to stay in good ol' Winterania. (AKA Minnesota.) ;)
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Glub, glub...
Post by: daglob on June 24, 2017, 04:23:50 AM
Well, all I can say is that the world's expert on hurricanes lives in Denver Colorado. When was the last time a hurricane hit Denver?
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Glub, glub...
Post by: SickAlice on June 24, 2017, 05:42:03 AM
Ty Phantom Eyebrow, sorry I missed ya. Just some removal on the tailbone. Made it through and am healing fine.

Rain full stop here as well as storms and tornados on and off. Mostly working in the basement anyways. Best healing prayers getting through the procedure though I believe in you and your strength. And true true, it's like Cheers in here. More it's a real community. Most websites claim to be as do cities but this is the one where neighbors say Howdy. Really I feel like I know your faces too, like I know you well enough that it forms a visual if that makes any sense. Or more there's a look within and without of people you connect to as opposed to how a mannequin looks enough like a person but there's no soul to "see". Glad to have you and the rest as friends. In stride buddy and I'll keep on doing the same.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Glub, glub...
Post by: Panther_Gunn on June 24, 2017, 06:27:26 AM
Well, all I can say is that the world's expert on hurricanes lives in Denver Colorado. When was the last time a hurricane hit Denver?

And that's exactly why he lives there.  If you're the expert on something that does bad things, why would you live anywhere near it?

Back when I was living in Biloxi, if John Hope from The Weather Channel said a hurricane was going to do something, the hurricane followed his instructions.  *That* was how much he knew about hurricanes.  "Listen to the old guy."

Fun fact, he entered his daughter's name on the hurricane naming list, and it ended up being used for the legendary Cat 5 that slammed into MS in '69.  Camille.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Glub, glub...
Post by: daglob on June 24, 2017, 02:34:55 PM
It seems like the hurricanes follow John Cantori, too.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-WOOHOO! Steroids...
Post by: daglob on June 28, 2017, 01:13:41 AM
Well, that wasn't as bad as I feared, but it may be as much as A week before I know if it did any good.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Photobucket decides for me...
Post by: daglob on June 30, 2017, 01:43:03 PM
Photobucket has been annoying me for months. They had pop-ups that made it difficult to load pictures or set up a link so I could display pics, and recently they have tried other annoying things (such as telling me there was a mandatory update to Firefox I needed to install before I dare go anywhere else; I don't use Firefox), and I had decided that I would have to look elsewhere soon. As you can see by my avatar, they have decided that you can't have 3rd party hosting on the free account. So, I will be looking elsewhere sooner than I expected. I am open to any suggestions or recommendations.

On the plus side, the steroids seem to be working just fine. I still have pain, but it is NOTHING like it was.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Photobucket decides for me...
Post by: SickAlice on June 30, 2017, 05:41:03 PM
Opened an option for you of course. Use it whenever you have the need. Else nice to read your health is moderate. Spinal infection here, toughing it through but holy molee I could do without it.

Here ya about Firefox too. The update isn't that bad though. But it's buggy and malware infested. I only use it for my FTP client these days. Else I learned a trick to set the homepage to one that isn't monitored, in my case DuckyGo. That way all the annoying stuff doesn't pop up when you open it.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Photobucket decides for me...
Post by: Cyber Burn on June 30, 2017, 09:21:10 PM
Hmmm... I wonder if the bug on my PC came from FireFox? Nothing but problems since I got home Tuesday night, which is why I'm not E-Mailing anything to anyone.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Photobucket decides for me...
Post by: daglob on June 30, 2017, 11:49:52 PM
It's not a real Firefox (Or Java, or Mediaplayer, or, like I got today, Chrome) update; it's a fake. I've even got a pop-up saying that I need to install a program to download from Medeiafire (and Mega). I saw someplace on the net someone complaining about it and the web site said that the pop-ups were coming in thorough paid-for advertising, and they couldn't go through the code for each ad and see which ones were the guilty parties. Mediafire has popped-up a window that refuses to let you do anything until you click on another window. I remember 'way back in the bronze age when such "yes or no" windows were actually a "yes" button; it didn't matter where you click, the answer was "yes, load me up with malware". Then there is the "Migrosovt has dedegdede spyware on yur gombuder and id id eben now zending all yur basswurds and berzonal invofmajion do criminals. Bleese gall Migrosovt at dis number and a Migrosovt sbecializd will helb you".

The one I love is from the Russian site I get comics from occasionally. Now, it insists that "Migrosovt" has dedegded spyware on my computer and will not allow it access to the site I am attempting to enter until I contact their "sbecializd" and get him to remove it. You would think Bill Gates could afford a better artificial voice.

I've had Malwarebytes detect some stuff in the "temp" folder, although a couple of weeks back the Russians got me with a rootkit (since removed).
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Photobucket decides for me...
Post by: Panther_Gunn on July 01, 2017, 01:36:23 AM
Photobucket has been annoying me for months. They had pop-ups that made it difficult to load pictures or set up a link so I could display pics, and recently they have tried other annoying things (such as telling me there was a mandatory update to Firefox I needed to install before I dare go anywhere else; I don't use Firefox), and I had decided that I would have to look elsewhere soon. As you can see by my avatar, they have decided that you can't have 3rd party hosting on the free account. So, I will be looking elsewhere sooner than I expected. I am open to any suggestions or recommendations.

Ooh, I don't like to hear that.  I dumped Imageshack for Photobucket a couple years ago for similar reasons, culminating in none of my image links worked anywhere anymore.  I really don't feel like going through all of that again.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Photobucket decides for me...
Post by: daglob on July 01, 2017, 01:49:58 AM
Looks like it got Pod, too.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Photobucket decides for me...
Post by: Deaths Jester on July 01, 2017, 02:01:30 AM
It got you, CB, and Pod, DG. My Photobucket stuff is still going without a hitch, interestingly enough. Really odd that it hasn't done that on my stuff...weird. But I've already set up an Imugr account for future protection and future posts.

Hell, I even found the images that went with C6's tuts on hair and chains hiding on my Photobucket account as I was grabbing things ahead of time, just in case...didn't know I still had those...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Photobucket decides for me...
Post by: spydermann93 on July 01, 2017, 04:29:50 PM
Imgur is what I use to host my images. Its a pretty solid site. No annoying pop-ups on my end (although, I have adblock, so that might help :P)
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Photobucket decides for me...
Post by: SickAlice on August 13, 2017, 01:16:03 PM
Popping in to say hi. Absence due to being sick, I wouldn't know where to start or end right now. Body decided it needed Thrush on top of things. Eesh. Anyways miss ya all, will be back around once I heal a bit.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Photobucket decides for me...
Post by: BentonGrey on August 15, 2017, 02:29:02 PM
Howdy SA, sorry to hear that man!  I hope you're feeling better soon!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Second verse, same as the first...
Post by: daglob on August 15, 2017, 07:00:59 PM
So, now I have two protruding disks on the other side of my spine. It is an all-new experience in pain. Makes me long for the days my left hip felt like there was an ice pick in it, until I walked and it became a sword. They were going to set it up for today, but since the order for the other hip was written, there has been a change in the requirements: this time I have to stop my arthritis meds. This means the earliest they can do it is next week (and I may have to postpone the CT and bone scans scheduled for next week), and again I have to have someone go with me and not eat anything after midnight. So for a week I have to put up with not being able to walk to the bathroom without a cane. The CT/bone scan has added a new wrinkle: six bottles of heinous glop to drink, and no real sustenance after midnight.

This whole getting old thing is getting annoying.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Second verse, same as the first...
Post by: BentonGrey on August 15, 2017, 08:10:16 PM
Ohh man, that sounds rough, DG!  I'm sorry, my friend!  It seems these things always come with an extra set of annoyances in addition to the suffering.  I hope and pray that the week passes swiftly and the procedure is effective and successful.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Second verse, same as the first...
Post by: kkhohoho on August 15, 2017, 11:23:11 PM
This whole getting old thing is getting annoying.

ME: Well, you know what they say; you're only as old as you feel! :)

MY DAD: I feel like 130. &lt;_&lt;
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Second verse, same as the first...
Post by: Deaths Jester on August 15, 2017, 11:41:13 PM
DG, I told you lift that building up to get that twinkie was a bad idea...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Second verse, same as the first...
Post by: BentonGrey on August 20, 2017, 09:16:34 PM
DG, I told you lift that building up to get that twinkie was a bad idea...

You know DG; he's not one to be deterred by a few hundred tons.  :lol:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Second verse, same as the first...
Post by: daglob on August 21, 2017, 12:57:37 AM
The mistake was that the building was bigger on the inside than it was on the outside...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Second verse, same as the first...
Post by: Panther_Gunn on August 24, 2017, 03:17:40 AM
So, has the extra coronal exposure from the eclipse triggered any latent mutations yet?
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Second verse, same as the first...
Post by: daglob on August 24, 2017, 05:20:31 PM
I'm hoping that the tropical storm in the Gulf spawns a thunderstorm (the storms have been running east to west instead of west to east the past week because of the tropical weather), and I get a lightning bolt during one of the scans.

I got two (count 'em two) shots of steroids yesterday. Now I can walk to the bathroom without a cane, and can strand upright instead of hunching over like some kind of pre-human.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Second verse, same as the first...
Post by: BentonGrey on August 25, 2017, 02:29:08 PM
Well, that's a win, at least!  Here's hoping you get cool superpowers, and not something lame!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Second verse, same as the first...
Post by: daglob on August 25, 2017, 04:51:36 PM
Yeah, like talking to fish (which, as you know is not what Aquaman does).
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Second verse, same as the first...
Post by: kkhohoho on August 25, 2017, 06:07:33 PM
Yeah, like talking to fish (which, as you know is not what Aquaman does).

...

<__<

>__>

>__<

Yes it is.

What? I couldn't resist. :P
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Second verse, same as the first...
Post by: Epimethee on August 25, 2017, 11:26:25 PM
So, I'm like Aquaman? Because I can totally talk to fishes. At least when they're in an aquarium—when I'm underwater too, my vocabulary tends to be limited to “Blub! Blub, blubblub! BLUB!” (and then I pass out and someone has to get me out of the water and give me the mouth-to-mouth).

…What? When Aquaman talks to fishes, they understand? Nope, that I can't do.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Second verse, same as the first...
Post by: BentonGrey on August 26, 2017, 02:44:42 AM
Hahaha!   :lol:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Second verse, same as the first...
Post by: Deaths Jester on August 26, 2017, 03:02:19 AM
Ah...and I hate saying this because it will empower Benton...but Aquaman can talk to Cthulhu...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Second verse, same as the first...
Post by: daglob on August 26, 2017, 03:33:07 PM
Ah...and I hate saying this because it will empower Benton...but Aquaman can talk to Cthulhu...

NOT always a good thing.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Barium Sulfate...
Post by: daglob on August 28, 2017, 03:34:45 AM
... is the Ugly... every bleeping ounce of it.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Barium Sulfate...
Post by: Deaths Jester on August 28, 2017, 02:41:16 PM
Mmm...barium solfate...<vomits>
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Second verse, same as the first...
Post by: BentonGrey on August 28, 2017, 08:05:13 PM
Ah...and I hate saying this because it will empower Benton...but Aquaman can talk to Cthulhu...

Yes, yes....I HAVE THE POWER!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dJolYw8tnk

Urg, DG, that is definitely the ugly.  You'd think with all the wonders of modern medicine, they'd find a way for stuff like that not to taste like pure evil.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Barium Sulfate...
Post by: daglob on August 28, 2017, 11:48:57 PM
A long day, involving drinking some less odious slime, getting shoved in big machine and zapped with strange energies, and even a radioactive injection. All I have is a warning that I need to drink a lot of water lest I suffer kidney damage.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Barium Sulfate...
Post by: Deaths Jester on August 29, 2017, 12:29:56 AM
...and thus we find DG's superpower...the ability to pee a giant waterfall in one sitting.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Barium Sulfate...
Post by: daglob on August 29, 2017, 01:53:21 AM
Hey, is The Legion of Substitute Heroes accepting applications?
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Barium Sulfate...
Post by: kkhohoho on August 29, 2017, 02:47:45 AM
Hey, is The Legion of Substitute Heroes accepting applications?

Probably. Though I think Arm Fall Off Boy's got first dibs. ;)
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Barium Sulfate...
Post by: BentonGrey on August 29, 2017, 02:57:02 AM
Or maybe the Great Lakes Avengers?
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Barium Sulfate...
Post by: daglob on August 29, 2017, 04:35:33 AM
Naah... they've been cancelled. Although... if you could move them to the Gulf Coast...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Barium Sulfate...
Post by: BentonGrey on August 29, 2017, 02:19:06 PM
Gulf Coast Avengers?  We might have something there!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Barium Sulfate...
Post by: daglob on August 29, 2017, 03:17:37 PM
Might add some local boys, like The Mobile Mud Hen, New Orleans Saint, Florida Gator, or Mississippi Bulldog...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Barium Sulfate...
Post by: Deaths Jester on August 29, 2017, 03:48:19 PM
...or the Shreveport Mud Bug...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Barium Sulfate...
Post by: BentonGrey on August 29, 2017, 08:54:35 PM
'The Gator' really should already be a comic character, methinks...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Barium Sulfate...
Post by: Deaths Jester on August 29, 2017, 09:29:38 PM
'The Gator' really should already be a comic character, methinks...

He is.....
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Barium Sulfate...
Post by: BentonGrey on August 29, 2017, 10:59:34 PM
Well son of a gun, what do you know?
https://comicvine.gamespot.com/gator/4005-51247/issues-cover/

Solomon was right!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Barium Sulfate...
Post by: Deaths Jester on August 29, 2017, 11:42:09 PM
Solomon?!? I'm NOT a Grundy!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Barium Sulfate...
Post by: daglob on August 30, 2017, 12:17:56 AM
Maybe he meant son...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Barium Sulfate...
Post by: BentonGrey on August 30, 2017, 03:24:31 AM
Solomon via Ecclesiastes: "There's nothing new under the sun."  :P
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-What's Goin' On...
Post by: daglob on September 05, 2017, 02:11:03 PM
The steroid injection I got two weeks ago was a resounding success.

I just still haven't recovered. The weekend before the epidural I started experiencing muscle weakness in my legs, and I can still barely walk. Sometimes it's a race to see if I can get where I need to be before my legs give out. I have to use my arms to get up on my feet, so I have to be careful where I sit or I may get stuck. I don't want to even think about what would happen if I ended upon the floor (and for that reason I can't work on my computer). I can't  carry anything, I can't walk up stairs, and the doorstep to the house is like Mount Everest. I can't take care of the house, the cats, and I can barely take care of myself. All in all it's rather depressing. I go back to the doctor to see what needs to be done: wait awhile, surgery, or physical therapy.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-What's Goin' On...
Post by: BentonGrey on September 05, 2017, 03:39:08 PM
Ohh, I'm sorry my friend.  That sounds incredibly frustrating and difficult.  I hope the doctors can find some good answers for you!  This is a small detail in all of those troubles, but maybe an automatic litter box might help with one little piece of those problems? 
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-What's Goin' On...
Post by: Deaths Jester on September 05, 2017, 03:52:33 PM
I'm going out on a limb and going to say that they do pt first in hopes that they can rebuild your leg strength before even thinking anything else. Just my feeling...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-What's Goin' On...
Post by: daglob on September 06, 2017, 02:05:40 AM
It's rather discouraging for the doctor to say he doesn't know and look real concerned when he says it. So, first some tests (bone scan already done just last week), then decide on a course of action. We'll see what they decide then.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-What's Goin' On...
Post by: BentonGrey on September 06, 2017, 03:52:08 AM
Yeah, not what you want from your doctor, but I suppose it's better for him to admit it and seek an answer than bull ahead with false assumptions.  Still, not exactly encouraging.  Yet, finding answers is what medicine is all about.  I hope and pray they find good ones and soon!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Forgot to mention...
Post by: daglob on September 09, 2017, 04:30:48 AM
In all the fuss and bother, I forgot to mention that the results of the bone scan and the CT scan was they could find no signs of cancer.

All in all, the best news.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Forgot to mention...
Post by: stumpy on September 09, 2017, 05:05:39 AM
Among the clouds, an enormous silver lining.  :thumbup:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Forgot to mention...
Post by: Cyber Burn on September 09, 2017, 06:15:43 AM
 :yipee  Awesome news my friend!!!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Forgot to mention...
Post by: spydermann93 on September 09, 2017, 03:50:45 PM
In all the fuss and bother, I forgot to mention that the results of the bone scan and the CT scan was they could find no signs of cancer.

All in all, the best news.

 :jeyrox :jeyrox :jeyrox YEAH! F*** CANCER!!! :jeyrox :jeyrox :jeyrox

So happy for you, Glob!! Let's hope it stays that way :thumbup:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Forgot to mention...
Post by: BentonGrey on September 09, 2017, 05:50:23 PM
Great news!!!!  You sort of buried the lead there, my friend!  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Forgot to mention...
Post by: WyldFyre on September 10, 2017, 12:35:50 AM
Congrats DaGlob!!!   :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Forgot to mention...
Post by: Deaths Jester on September 10, 2017, 01:41:54 AM
So you get to hang up the Cancer Man outfit and don a new costume?!? Tis good!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Forgot to mention...
Post by: Thunder on September 10, 2017, 01:51:33 AM
Good to hear! Congratulations!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Forgot to mention...
Post by: Epimethee on September 10, 2017, 11:52:51 PM
I really hope your health improves soon, Dag. And allow me to join the other in congratulating you on the CT scan news!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-I still can't talk to fish...
Post by: daglob on September 14, 2017, 05:14:32 AM
So far this week I've once again been injected with arcane substances and shoved into giant machines that bombarded me with obscure energies and got to have electrodes stuck into me and had electricity shot through them to measure nerve conduction. The end result is that I can neither shoot electricity nor magnetism, and the only thing I've been told so far is that the neuropathy in my feet is really bad. And I still can't walk... :pumpkin-sad:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-I still can't talk to fish...
Post by: BentonGrey on September 14, 2017, 01:06:58 PM
Man, Daglob, I'm sorry!  I hate that this continues to affect you.  Also, a little psychokinesis or aquatic telepathy just feels deserved after all this, small recompense for your troubles.  I hope that they can figure things out soon!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-I still can't talk to fish...
Post by: Luigisan on September 17, 2017, 05:55:36 PM
What's this thread about?
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-I still can't talk to fish...
Post by: Cyber Burn on September 17, 2017, 08:44:53 PM
What's this thread about?

It's about how much we respect, value, and support the Members of our Community. But I would suggest starting from the beginning and reading at least a few pages to get a clearer understanding of what I mean.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-What the doctor said...
Post by: daglob on September 20, 2017, 01:35:37 AM
The test results are back.

First up what worried me, is that the neuropathy in my feet is not spreading up my legs. It is possible, but not in this case. What the doctor says is that another disk is rubbing my spine, and, instead of pain, I'm having muscle weakness. So, sometime in the near future, I get another shot of steroids (Woohoo!). The problem with this is that with Medicare I only get six shots in a 12 month period. Although, if I need a shot low on my spine, maybe they will get both places and count it was one.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-What the doctor said...
Post by: BentonGrey on September 20, 2017, 07:19:54 PM
DG, I'm glad you've got an answer there.  That's good.  Here's hoping the shots work out.  How many have you had so far this period?
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-What the doctor said...
Post by: daglob on September 20, 2017, 08:00:20 PM
This will be number three.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-What the doctor said...
Post by: BentonGrey on September 20, 2017, 08:38:25 PM
Well, at least you've got a bit of space to work with.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-What the doctor said...
Post by: Cyber Burn on September 21, 2017, 02:22:03 PM
DO they count the 12 Month Period as a straight 12 Month Period, or do they go by the Calendar or Fiscal Year? That might help you out.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-What the doctor said...
Post by: Deaths Jester on September 21, 2017, 03:58:50 PM
...soon DG will be running around in purple shorts screaming "Puny requesters, Glob got!"
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-What the doctor said...
Post by: BentonGrey on September 21, 2017, 08:09:56 PM
DJ, this legitimately made me laugh out loud.  Ha!  :lol:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Steroids
Post by: daglob on September 29, 2017, 03:23:30 AM
More steroids, more x-rays, and nothing. Not even a friendly glow in the dark...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Steroids
Post by: Deaths Jester on September 29, 2017, 04:02:22 AM
What about purple pants and the want to talk in verb-noun only phrases while refering to yourself in third person?
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Steroids
Post by: daglob on September 29, 2017, 04:18:51 AM
Glob not know; Glob tired and going to sleep.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Steroids
Post by: BentonGrey on September 29, 2017, 06:37:34 PM
Ha!  'Doctors always bothering Glob!  Glob just want to be left alone!'
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Steroids
Post by: Deaths Jester on September 30, 2017, 12:00:20 AM
More like "Annoying doctor, Glob no like", Benton.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Steroids
Post by: kkhohoho on September 30, 2017, 12:17:27 AM
"Doctors keep trying to hurt Glob! Keep trying to stick needles and injections into Glob! GLOB SMASH!"
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Steroids
Post by: Deaths Jester on September 30, 2017, 12:55:15 AM
"Stupid doctor, poke Glob with sharp stuff! Glob not test rat, Glob is Glob! Glob globbest in world!"

"Glob like purple shorts, make Glob feel pretty!"
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Steroids
Post by: daglob on September 30, 2017, 01:44:17 AM
Green pants nice too.

(https://i.imgur.com/fcvJA6s.jpg)

I did this kittbash years ago when I could get Multiform to work.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Steroids
Post by: BentonGrey on September 30, 2017, 04:27:25 AM
The Incredible Glob!  :D
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season...
Post by: daglob on October 06, 2017, 10:24:07 AM
 :doh:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season...
Post by: daglob on October 07, 2017, 10:30:51 PM
They have closed the bridge to Dauphin Island; the west end of the island is suffering severe erosion damage.
Gulf Shores is supposed to have closed he bridge over the Intercoastal Waterway; the express bridge was still open last I heard.
Bayou La Batre is asking people to evacuate along the Bayou and some rather low, swampy places, and to please evacuate if you live in a house trailer.
Most cities around here have issued a curfew.
The Mobile River is backing up; not too high yet, and funnily enough the Causeway over the Bay is still open... but not for long.
They will close the raised expressway over The Bay shortly. The wind is getting bad.
"The Usual Suspects", those places in town that usually flood are doing just that.
It's funny to watch the newer newsmen and women out in driving rain trying to deliver a report. What's really funny is that a couple deliver their reports while looking at their phones, and the rain is getting so bad they can't read them.
The hail is banging on my air conditioner. Branches keep falling out of trees onto the house. We are getting the feeder bands. No lightning yet. Or tornadoes.
It is supposed to be aimed more at Biloxi, but we are on the worst side of the storm (there is no good side).
Last report I saw said that there was some disorganization going on, but it might still be a Category 2 at landfall. Or it might not; it's a hurricane.
We are at least six hours away from landfall.
I could have done without a hurricane this year. Or the next. Or... :(
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season...
Post by: Cyber Burn on October 08, 2017, 01:30:22 AM
Oh Man!!! Be safe my friend.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season...
Post by: daglob on October 08, 2017, 07:01:38 AM
Still have power and internet, but I'm signing off. I keep hearing the transformers or whatever going "Room... room" in the distance, and the lights are flickering.

Take care and stay safe.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season...
Post by: daglob on October 08, 2017, 02:26:35 PM
Glad that's over. Wish it wasn't still happening to others.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season...
Post by: BentonGrey on October 08, 2017, 06:23:12 PM
Glad you came through, DG!  My family is in Ocean Springs, but they seem to all have come through well enough.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season...
Post by: daglob on October 08, 2017, 07:06:54 PM
Yeah, Ocean Springs was practically on the eye wall; we were sixty miles away. I'm glad they are alright. Spyderman lives someplace over toward Pensacola; they had some tornadoes over there...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season...
Post by: spydermann93 on October 10, 2017, 03:13:40 AM
Yeah, Ocean Springs was practically on the eye wall; we were sixty miles away. I'm glad they are alright. Spyderman lives someplace over toward Pensacola; they had some tornadoes over there...

Yeah, it was getting a bit breezy :P

Mainly lots of rain. I kept my eyes on the tornado warnings they were issuing, and luckily, none got close to where I was.

Also, I learned over the weekend that nowadays, Tornado Warning doesn't just mean that a tornado has been spotted (which is what I've always been taught), but that a thunderstorm has started to experience rotation, which may or may not turn into an actual tornado. So it was kind of like a Tornado Watch, but a bit closer to touchdown. Kind of like when you shake one of those Tornado-in-a-Jar things really poorly. :P

Glad to hear that everybody else is doing well! I'm super glad that Nate didn't turn into a Cat 2, let alone a Cat 3 :P
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-I thought I was going to the doctor...
Post by: daglob on October 16, 2017, 01:28:01 AM
...but I ended up in the hospital. Apparently, several of the meds I was taking had ganged up on me to give me congestive heart failure.

This gettin' old is no fun.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-I thought I was going to the doctor...
Post by: BentonGrey on October 16, 2017, 08:19:01 PM
Wow, that sounds rough, DG!  How are you doing? 
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-I thought I was going to the doctor...
Post by: daglob on October 16, 2017, 09:02:33 PM
Doing alright. I had thought the problem was still the aftereffects of the ruptured disks, but the osteopath decided that I needed to get things checked out. He suggested the emergency room (He thought it might be a pulmonary embolism). They admitted me to the hospital to relieve the fluid in my chest.

My alpha female is still mad at me for staying away overnight without permission (not that she would have given it).
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-I thought I was going to the doctor...
Post by: BentonGrey on October 18, 2017, 12:11:53 AM
Man, well I'm glad you got to the hospital and got it treated.  I hope that things improve quickly. 

Ha, cats are unforgiving masters in general!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-I thought I was going to the doctor...
Post by: spydermann93 on October 18, 2017, 11:14:45 PM
Even the meds are trying to put you down, eh?

When will the world learn that DaGlob is not so easily vanquished?

Sorry that the situation is getting more and more complicated, Glob. But you've been doing great job pushing through the muck so far from the sounds of it!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly... um... I know that... wait a minute...
Post by: daglob on November 01, 2017, 02:38:45 AM
I've been joking about being able to remember plots to comic books from the '60s and not being able to remember last week, saying that the hormone therapy has three side effects: water retention, osteoporosis, and I forget the third... but now I find that strong chemotherapy (and what I had was strong; that was why they put in a chemo port)  causes memory problems and loss of mental acuity. The problems may take years to recover from, and in some cases it's permanent.

This definitely counts as "The Ugly". I'm so happy I could plotz.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly... um... I know that... wait a minute...
Post by: Deaths Jester on November 01, 2017, 03:14:53 AM
Plotz over there...not near me.

Course, if you forget folks birthdays or such, you have an instant out.

Or you could start drinking...I hear that something something bleargh....
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly... um... I know that... wait a minute...
Post by: BentonGrey on November 01, 2017, 06:49:36 AM
Oh man, DG, I'm sorry.  That is really tough.  It's a terrible thing to lose our faculties.  I hope that the effects aren't too bad and that the recovery is swift. 

And hopefully you'll still remember the important things...like those 60s comics.  :)
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly... um... I know that... wait a minute...
Post by: Deaths Jester on November 01, 2017, 03:41:46 PM
Well, at least you get the luxury of forgetting the horrific crap going on in the world right now. There is an upside there...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly... um... I know that... wait a minute...
Post by: BentonGrey on November 01, 2017, 07:27:38 PM
DJ has a point...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly... um... I know that... wait a minute...
Post by: daglob on November 01, 2017, 07:43:56 PM
Who are you people again? ;)
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly... um... I know that... wait a minute...
Post by: Deaths Jester on November 01, 2017, 07:47:08 PM
If you're asking me, DG, I got no clue....all I know is this clear liquid stuff that says alcohol on the side of it tastes wonderful...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly
Post by: daglob on November 13, 2017, 03:42:45 AM
Carolyn Crane died today. I know this means little to you, but she was my mother-in-law for seven years. Funny thing is, although my ex divorced me, her family didn’t. Her grandmother sent me Christmas presents, as did her mother, and her mother kept me supplied with oyster dressing around Thanksgiving (don’t knock it ‘til you try it, and don’t try it if you don’t like oysters). My ex’s aunt gave me some furniture when I moved out. Once when I picked up my daughter from her grandmother’s house, my ex’s father came out to the car and told me that my ex didn’t know what she wanted, and I hadn’t done anything wrong. Many times I felt like a stranger in my own family, but I never felt that way with my ex’s. Carolyn has been my mother for nearly 40 years. I will miss her a lot.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly
Post by: Cyber Burn on November 13, 2017, 04:42:18 AM
My condolences Daglob.

Quote
Many times I felt like a stranger in my own family, but I never felt that way with my ex’s.

I can definitely relate to you here. I feel more welcome with my Wife's family than I do my own, more so with recent events.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly
Post by: BentonGrey on November 13, 2017, 02:07:42 PM
I'm very sorry, DG.  It sounds like she was a wonderful woman.  I'm glad that you had such a good relationship during her time here.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Physical Therapy...
Post by: daglob on November 17, 2017, 11:43:12 PM
...is the pits.

I haven't been worked that hard by a woman since I got divorced.

Although... I can climb the single step between the carport and the house without using my hands to pull me up.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly
Post by: spydermann93 on November 17, 2017, 11:49:38 PM
Carolyn Crane died today. I know this means little to you, but she was my mother-in-law for seven years. Funny thing is, although my ex divorced me, her family didn’t. Her grandmother sent me Christmas presents, as did her mother, and her mother kept me supplied with oyster dressing around Thanksgiving (don’t knock it ‘til you try it, and don’t try it if you don’t like oysters). My ex’s aunt gave me some furniture when I moved out. Once when I picked up my daughter from her grandmother’s house, my ex’s father came out to the car and told me that my ex didn’t know what she wanted, and I hadn’t done anything wrong. Many times I felt like a stranger in my own family, but I never felt that way with my ex’s. Carolyn has been my mother for nearly 40 years. I will miss her a lot.

That's horrible, Glob. :(

I'm very sorry to here that somebody so close to you passed away. That's awful.

Focus on the memories that you have of her. Talk to your family and friends (and us!). Stay active and busy. Losing a family member is always hard, but if you need to talk, feel free to pm me.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Physical Therapy...
Post by: BentonGrey on November 18, 2017, 05:11:35 AM
Ha, that's a hard earned step, but I hope that it becomes easier as you go.  Keep working hard man!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Physical Therapy...
Post by: daglob on November 21, 2017, 09:35:27 PM
 :faint
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Physical Therapy...
Post by: Deaths Jester on November 21, 2017, 10:43:58 PM
It's for your own good, DG...just keep repeating that....
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-The Joys of Microsoft...
Post by: daglob on November 24, 2017, 08:56:10 PM
I'm typing this using a screen driver that was probably new when I had an 80286. Because the fine folks at Microsoft decided I needed a new video card, when WX updated yesterday, the screen of my computer went whonky. According to all the diagnostics the card was fine, the drivers were new, and everything worked just fine. Finally, I found when the computer updated, the graphics card drivers were not correctly installed. I went to AMD, got the driver, and installed them myself... and they didn't install. It took awhile, but I finally tracked down a page at AMD that listed the adapters that were supported by WX, and my card was not among them. It said, as a matter of fact, that any card below a certain series above mine was not supported.

But if that is true, why did it work yesterday? :banghead:

In addition, it changed several of my preferences (so it could show me all the neat things I have turned off can do... and I had to shut up Cortana again). But what this means is that FF skins, which are 7.11X7.11 look like they are 6X10. Text on the screen is larger and stretched out, adds on the sides of the screen can cover the readable sections because hey are even larger than anything else. :thumbdown:

At least it didn't reset the screen to Tablet Mode, like it did once...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-The Joys of Microsoft...
Post by: Deaths Jester on November 24, 2017, 09:20:17 PM
...and there are people who wonder why I hate Microsoft...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-The Joys of Microsoft...
Post by: daglob on November 25, 2017, 07:31:31 PM
Besides giving me eyestrain and a headache, several programs won't run, like CTool and Google Earth. However, FFv3R looks just fine, I just can't run the game.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-The Joys of Microsoft...
Post by: stumpy on November 26, 2017, 06:54:42 AM
This is one among the many reasons I dislike Windows 10's mandated automatic Windows Updates.  :thumbdown:  Let me know what updates are available and what they do, then let me decide which ones I want and when to install them.

[BTW, I am not generally an MS basher. But, software companies (and not just MS) often have this attitude that "Since you bought some software from us, we now know what's best for you and your PC and you have given up any easy way to make your own decisions." Can't they understand how annoying that is for users who want to have some say in how software the user has bought affects the user's own computer?

And, yes, I do know that there are good reasons for automatic updates, both in terms of security and in terms keeping user's systems reasonably easy to support. I still maintain that the PC owner should have the final say.]

daglob, one thing you might look into is using System Restore to roll back the most recent update. That is supposed to work, though I have not had to use it on my W10 box, yet.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-The Joys of Microsoft...
Post by: daglob on November 26, 2017, 04:20:45 PM
I have rolled back or uninstalled updates before... there was the time Photoshop quit working... but the interface that was easy to read and figure out what to do was replaced by a simplistic yet confusing list.

I can't be the only person this happened to. When PS quit there was another update within a couple of days that fixed whatever they had screwed up.

But now the laptop is trying to update, and Google Earth has already told me that it doesn't like the new drivers, or maybe lack thereof.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-The Joys of Microsoft...
Post by: Deaths Jester on November 26, 2017, 05:42:15 PM
...and now we all know why I searched high and low for a Win7 disk when I was forced to rebuild my comp even though Microsoft was forcing Win10 on everyone. Complete control of updates and a much more stable os.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-The Joys of Microsoft...
Post by: Cyber Burn on November 26, 2017, 08:44:21 PM
Don't know if it helps or not, but, after my niece had updated her laptop to W10 from 8.1, she started having a lot of issues. So while I was helping her troubleshoot it, from everything I read, I found that 8.1 had a glitch in the programming, and things needed to update in a certain order, or else it wouldn't take. But there still seems to be 1 problem update, and that's the problem one. Everytime that this one specific update installs, it adds things that a lot of computers don't have/need, so the whole update fails. With her Laptop and mine, this caused repetitive reboots and reinstalls of that same update. We ended up turning off automatic updates, and have been installing updates manually, with the exception of that one update, and both her W10 and my W8.1, seem to be doing alright.

For my 8.1, this is the Update that kept causing me problems, but once I disabled it, I was able to keep all my FFvt3R stuff working.

(https://i.imgur.com/JjMnMph.jpg)

And for my Niece's W10, this is the Update that kept causing her problems, but once we disabled it, she said her Laptop hasn't given her any problems since.

(https://i.imgur.com/28YzRs2.jpg)
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-The Joys of Microsoft...
Post by: daglob on November 26, 2017, 09:12:47 PM
That's not what mine looks like, but I appreciate the help. However, after working on the thing for several hours a day, I managed to re-install some old drivers, and, for the time being, it works.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Therapy is REALLY the pits...
Post by: daglob on December 01, 2017, 10:08:46 PM
 :faint :faint
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Therapy Take Two...
Post by: daglob on December 15, 2017, 10:42:32 PM
 :cry:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Therapy Take Two...
Post by: spydermann93 on December 16, 2017, 07:14:32 PM
Wish that I could help ya, mate, but this is beyond me :(
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Two Years...
Post by: daglob on December 21, 2017, 05:18:38 PM
...Cancer Free.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Two Years...
Post by: stumpy on December 21, 2017, 09:43:40 PM
...Cancer Free.
:thumbup:  Great way to start the new year!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Two Years...
Post by: Deaths Jester on December 22, 2017, 12:25:34 AM
...now if we can only cure you of the vile booze free virus...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Two Years...
Post by: Cyber Burn on December 22, 2017, 02:41:28 AM
...Cancer Free.
:thumbup:  Great way to start the new year!

Couldn't agree more. Awesome news Daglob!!!  :thumbup:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Two Years...
Post by: WyldFyre on December 22, 2017, 08:36:07 PM
Whoot! Very happy for you. :thumbup:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Two Years...
Post by: Podmark on December 23, 2017, 01:05:45 AM
That's awesome!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Two Years...
Post by: Silver Shocker on December 24, 2017, 08:30:44 AM
Congratulations.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Two Years...
Post by: Epimethee on December 25, 2017, 06:21:49 PM
Awesome indeed! Congratulations, Daglob!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Two Years...
Post by: John Jr. on December 26, 2017, 06:02:55 PM
...Cancer Free.

Great news! I'm very glad to hear it, DG!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Two Years...
Post by: Reepicheep on December 27, 2017, 11:36:48 AM
...Cancer Free.

Hooray!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Two Years...
Post by: MikeB7 on December 27, 2017, 03:42:27 PM
Wonderful news!!  Congratulations!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Two Years...
Post by: spydermann93 on December 27, 2017, 11:34:54 PM
...Cancer Free.

HELL YEAH!!

That's f-ing awesome, Glob!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Two Years...
Post by: Ouflah on December 28, 2017, 04:46:09 PM
...Cancer Free.
Congratulations, DaGlob!! Happy for you! :thumbup:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Two Years...
Post by: HarryTrotter on December 28, 2017, 05:33:17 PM
Congratz  :)
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Two Years...
Post by: BentonGrey on December 29, 2017, 05:49:58 PM
Hooray!  Hooray!  We're thrilled for you, my friend!  :thumbup: :thumbup: :yipee :yipee
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Two Years...
Post by: laughing paradox on December 30, 2017, 03:45:20 AM
DG, I am so incredibly happy for you! What terrific and wonderful news.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Two Years...
Post by: daglob on December 30, 2017, 05:38:58 AM
Thank you all. As I've said, all of you have made this whole thing a lot easier to take.

My daughter tells me I only have 37 more to go... and then she'll see.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Year's End...
Post by: daglob on December 31, 2017, 06:13:05 PM
Thank you all for being here.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Two Years...
Post by: BentonGrey on January 22, 2018, 06:00:58 AM
Thank you all. As I've said, all of you have made this whole thing a lot easier to take.

My daughter tells me I only have 37 more to go... and then she'll see.

That sounds like a good plan to me!  :)

And we're just glad YOU'RE here, my friend.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-The Flu...
Post by: daglob on January 22, 2018, 10:43:11 PM
... is bad, ugly, and evil.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-The Flu...
Post by: BentonGrey on January 22, 2018, 10:48:57 PM
Bah!  That's no good man!  I hope you recover quickly!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-The Flu...
Post by: OrWolvie1 on January 22, 2018, 10:51:53 PM
Hopefully, it's not the very nasty strain that seems to be going around the country; the one that takes 3 weeks to get over and has been known to force people into bed for a week. Nasty, nasty business. Get well soon!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-The Flu...
Post by: spydermann93 on January 23, 2018, 12:26:56 AM
... is bad, ugly, and evil.

Emphasis on the "bad." And the "ugly"... and the "evil"! My dad caught it right around Christmas and was debilitated for almost two weeks.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-The Flu... Take two...
Post by: daglob on February 18, 2018, 10:22:21 PM
 :angry:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-The Flu... Take two...
Post by: Deaths Jester on February 18, 2018, 11:26:39 PM
Tamiflu time...again?!? :(

Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-The Flu... Take two...
Post by: daglob on February 19, 2018, 01:23:51 AM
Yeah, and antibiotics too because the glands in my neck are swollen so a sinus infection maybe forming.

Can we start over at January 1?
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-The Flu... Take two...
Post by: Deaths Jester on February 19, 2018, 02:44:21 AM
Let's just skip ahead to next year...sounds safer...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Still the same old story...
Post by: daglob on April 10, 2018, 12:03:45 AM
No fight, no love, no glory.

It's CT scan time again, so I got to drink three bottles of barium sulphate (absolutely indescribably bad), have some radioactive stuff injected into my veins, got a chemical drip, zapped in the CT scanner and... nothing.

I don't glow.

I can't see through walls.

I can't talk to fish.

The thunderstorm went through too early for me to get a lightning bolt.

And I had to come home and lie down afterward.

At this rate I'll never get any super powers.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Still the same old story...
Post by: Deaths Jester on April 10, 2018, 01:13:32 AM
...maybe you're secretly Passes Every Medical Test Lad...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Still the same old story...
Post by: BentonGrey on April 10, 2018, 01:52:02 AM
How many different kinds of fish have you tried?  Maybe it's only a subset?  Try dolphins.  I bet they've got stuff to say.

Sorry my friend!  That sounds like a further pain in the neck!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-According to the doctor...
Post by: daglob on April 13, 2018, 05:24:24 AM
I didn't get to talk to the oncologist today-I saw his nurse practitioner. My daughter was annoyed, but I pointed out that I'm not sick anymore, and there are far sicker people he needs to see. Yeah, I've got bones like Swiss cheese, arthritis in my backbone, but the tests show no cancer.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-According to the doctor...
Post by: Cyber Burn on April 13, 2018, 08:14:07 AM
Honestly. I would actually rather see my Nurse Practitioner before seeing my actual Doctor anyway. I’ve known him longer and he never rushes me out of his office.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-According to the doctor...
Post by: BentonGrey on April 13, 2018, 02:11:38 PM
Once again, your attitude is impressive, my friend.  Also, it must be good to be able to think, 'I don't really need to see the oncologist'!

I wish the other stuff wasn't so troublesome, though.  Sorry man!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-According to the doctor...
Post by: daglob on April 13, 2018, 03:14:07 PM
As I've said, dead people don't complain so...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-According to the doctor...
Post by: Deaths Jester on April 13, 2018, 03:25:23 PM
Umm...yes we do but no one seems to pay any attention to us...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-According to the doctor...
Post by: daglob on April 13, 2018, 04:32:22 PM
Most dead people don't complain...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-According to the doctor...
Post by: BentonGrey on April 14, 2018, 04:19:20 AM
Yeah, DJ is nothing if not unique.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-WOOHOO! Steroids... 2018
Post by: daglob on April 24, 2018, 01:40:43 AM
When I got the back scans a couple of weeks back, I pulled something IN my back. So, I got a brand spanking new epidural. The novacane has worn off, and most of the pain is gone. Now I have to be careful not to un-do it.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-WOOHOO! Steroids... 2018
Post by: Luigisan on May 12, 2018, 06:47:09 PM
Hello?
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-WOOHOO! Steroids... 2018
Post by: BentonGrey on May 12, 2018, 07:42:56 PM
Yeah, stuff with your back is terrible.  Everything is effected by that.  Glad you're feeling better, man!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-WOOHOO! Steroids... 2018
Post by: MikeB7 on May 12, 2018, 09:42:24 PM
You are quite awesome, daglob!  (https://i.imgur.com/wGPKQPS.gif)
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-WOOHOO! Steroids... 2018
Post by: daglob on May 12, 2018, 11:30:36 PM
You are quite awesome, daglob!  (https://i.imgur.com/wGPKQPS.gif)

I'm just trying to be deserving of my family.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-WOOHOO! Steroids... 2018
Post by: BentonGrey on May 12, 2018, 11:38:31 PM
I'm sure you're managing that, my friend.  I'm glad we get to know you and CONTINUE to know you!  :D
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-WOOHOO! Steroids... 2018
Post by: Cyber Burn on May 14, 2018, 05:56:19 AM
You are quite awesome, daglob!  (https://i.imgur.com/wGPKQPS.gif)

I'm just trying to be deserving of my family.

?then you've more than succeeded my friend, a thousand times over.  :thumbup:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Three years ago today...
Post by: daglob on May 14, 2018, 04:13:14 PM
Three years ago today I picked this little fellow up out of the middle of a busy street where he was dodging trucks in a rainstorm:

(https://i.imgur.com/RtWkcPD.png)

He's up around 15 pounds now...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Three years ago today...
Post by: MikeB7 on May 14, 2018, 04:49:33 PM
Aww, adorable.  :thumbup: 

She's my buddy. My buddies are usually goofballs.  From a rescue league
(https://i.imgur.com/7HncY0S.jpg)
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Three years ago today...
Post by: daglob on May 14, 2018, 05:28:37 PM
She looks like a character.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Three years ago today...
Post by: BentonGrey on May 14, 2018, 05:53:21 PM
Aww, two adorable furry friends!  Both of our cats are rescues, and we always joke that they are like Goofus and Gallant.  One wants to be good, and the other just wants to be bad!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Three years ago today...
Post by: Deaths Jester on May 14, 2018, 05:59:33 PM
KITTY!!!  ME WANT KITTY!!!!   GIVE KITTY TO DJ!!!!

<- secretly a MAJOR cat lover....has tons of them...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Three years ago today...
Post by: MikeB7 on May 14, 2018, 06:43:31 PM
Here's one from FR's heyday.  Emma the kittycat passed away many years ago
(https://i.imgur.com/47ZVrO6.jpg)
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season...2018
Post by: daglob on June 01, 2018, 10:21:20 PM
... :banghead:...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly
Post by: daglob on August 07, 2018, 11:01:59 PM
Haven't posted much, I'm what is called "down in my back"... I have another pinched nerve. The good news is steroids Friday.

The ugly is that my brother has prostate cancer. His is not as aggressive as mine, so his prognosis is good.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Woo hoo... steroids
Post by: daglob on August 11, 2018, 06:05:58 PM
Quite frankly, this past spell with my back was hell. It hurt so bad I was nauseous (and in the spirit of "good,bad,ugly" I have lost six pounds), and the rest of the time I'd just lay in bed rather than get up and drag myself to the kitchen. So, here I am choc full of steroids and am a lot better... but not up to what I usually consider "normal".

So, I have to sweep the house, make pizza sauce, do a little scoping, get legal help taking possession of this house from my brother (at his request), feed the cats (my son-in-law changed the litter), wash the dishes, and scores of things I've been putting off.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Woo hoo... steroids
Post by: Cyber Burn on August 11, 2018, 07:13:23 PM
I gotta tell you ’Glob, you have no idea how many times I've come to this thread for inspiration. No matter how the cards are dealt, you never fold, and you just keep playing your hand.

I really can't thank you enough for keeping this thread going.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Woo hoo... steroids
Post by: daglob on August 11, 2018, 10:15:00 PM
What's the use of being miserable if you can't commiserate?

Truth is, I come here when I'm feeling down and read the comments. The people here are, as I said, part of the "good" in this whole mess.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Woo hoo... steroids
Post by: MikeB7 on August 12, 2018, 06:43:53 PM
I’ve always been open in the fact FR helped me, distracted me, and gave me a meaningful purpose during challenging IRL times.  Its what’s kept me coming back even all these years later.  There are just special people here with great spirits and an appreciation for stuff that makes others smile.  Glad to hear you’ve had some relief, daglob.   
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Ow.
Post by: daglob on August 18, 2018, 08:36:56 PM
The epidural did not work as it was supposed to; things are as bad as they were before it. I have an appointment Friday to see what went wrong, and just in case they want to try again I can't take my arthritis meds.

Spent all day Thursday in bed. Yesterday my six-pound alpha female cat started trying to bulldoze me off the bed and grunted and hollered the whole time. Almost sounded like a dog.

Lost another pound :).
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Emergency...
Post by: daglob on August 19, 2018, 05:41:26 PM
... Room.

Yep, sitting in the emergency room, cellulitis in my leg, arthritis in my spine, and wanting to go home.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Emergency...
Post by: BentonGrey on August 20, 2018, 01:34:03 AM
Aww man, DG, that sounds rather unpleasant.  Urg!  Sorry my friend!  I hope that the alpha female cat will be a bit more sympathetic when you get home!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-I caught a cold at the hospital...
Post by: daglob on August 27, 2018, 11:48:33 PM
So, I got to stay in the hospital being pumped full of antibiotics for four days and when I cam home I came down with a cold.  :angry:

I've lost around ten pounds,now, but it took several days for Lenore to forgive me. She started nagging as soon as I got home, though.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-I caught a cold at the hospital...
Post by: Deaths Jester on August 28, 2018, 12:32:02 AM
Hospitals: we always make sure you leave here with something to remind you of your stay...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Gordon, Gordon, go away...
Post by: daglob on September 04, 2018, 02:13:24 PM
 :banghead:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Gordon, Gordon, go away...
Post by: Deaths Jester on September 04, 2018, 03:36:10 PM
...at least he's only a disturbance at the moment. If he makes it to the Gulf...well, yeah...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Gordon, Gordon, go away...
Post by: BentonGrey on September 24, 2018, 01:21:11 AM
Sorry to hear about that, my friend!  I hope you're feeling better!  Nothing like a trip to the hospital to make one sick.  :P
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly- Wadda ya mean, Thanksgiving is next week?
Post by: daglob on November 14, 2018, 10:23:37 PM
Did I lose a week, someplace?
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly- Wadda ya mean, Thanksgiving is next week?
Post by: BentonGrey on November 14, 2018, 10:42:31 PM
I feel the same way.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly- a lot of stuff
Post by: daglob on November 16, 2018, 04:51:41 PM
Yeah, a lot of stuff. As I mentioned, the last epidural did not work like the previous ones. However, I had one this past Tuesday, and so far, so good. I was waiting until I believed it could last until after New Years, so the past few weeks have been bad. This is why I'm missing a week or so someplace. It's all been just one long ache.

In addition, my brother just started treatment for prostate cancer. His prognosis is better than mine was, so... And the lucky so-an-so gets radiation in addition to the weird chemicals and zappy machines.  :angry:

I am also in he process of getting ownership of the house I'm living in. That's all sorts of good, bad, and ugly all at once.

And this:

(https://i.imgur.com/aipuwWG.jpg)

This is the kitten I picked up out of the street three and a half years ago.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly- a lot of stuff
Post by: Deaths Jester on November 16, 2018, 06:02:42 PM
KITTY!!!  CUTE KITTY WUVVY DUBBLES!!!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly- a lot of stuff
Post by: John Jr. on December 02, 2018, 11:37:52 PM
I'm sad to hear about your health issues, DG. I hope things get better to you and your brother.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Three Years...
Post by: daglob on December 07, 2018, 03:25:29 AM
...cancer free.

And I now own the house I am living in, despite what Lenore (my little alpha female) believes.

Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Three Years...
Post by: Incredible Bulk on December 07, 2018, 03:32:28 AM
Nice!!!!!!! Congratz
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Three Years...
Post by: BentonGrey on December 07, 2018, 05:32:43 AM
Man, that is awesome!  Way to go, DG!  I am very glad that we've still got you around, my friend!  :D
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Three Years...
Post by: OrWolvie1 on December 07, 2018, 05:57:31 AM
That is great news! Hope the worst of it is finally behind you!  :thumbup:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Three Years...
Post by: MikeB7 on December 07, 2018, 11:15:08 AM
Wonderful news all around!  Congratulations!  Glob on, buddy!   :thumbup:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Three Years...
Post by: Deaths Jester on December 07, 2018, 06:26:10 PM
...but you never developed super powers?!?!?!  We must keep trying to irradiate you or get some toxic thingy to bite you and get you those superpowers!!!!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Three Years...
Post by: BentonGrey on December 07, 2018, 08:17:57 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Three Years...
Post by: Panther_Gunn on December 07, 2018, 11:06:56 PM
...but you never developed super powers?!?!?!  We must keep trying to irradiate you or get some toxic thingy to bite you and get you those superpowers!!!!

Toxic thingy?  Is that any relation to Minute Man's sticky stick thing?
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Three Years...
Post by: Deaths Jester on December 08, 2018, 12:45:53 AM
No, PG, Minuteman's sticky stick thingy is closer to...umm....shall we say more  potential "adult entertainment" thingies instead of toxic thingies.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Three Years...
Post by: John Jr. on December 09, 2018, 07:38:45 PM
...cancer free.

And I now own the house I am living in, despite what Lenore (my little alpha female) believes.

Wonderful news, DG! Congrats!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Three Years...
Post by: Cyber Burn on December 17, 2018, 07:50:49 PM
Awesome news 'Glob, on all fronts!  :thumbup:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly
Post by: daglob on December 22, 2018, 01:45:06 AM
I had a cat die today. Her name was Natalia; she was a scrawny little gray striped tabby who weighed in at 5 pounds or so. She was the runt of the litter from a cat who showed up on my daughter’s front porch ready to deliver. The sad thing is, she never really had someone of her own. She spent a lot of time hiding or in inaccessible places. I don’t know why. She was with me for ten years or so, but she barely allowed me to pet her or even hold her. I’m hoping where she goes she finds things better than here.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly
Post by: OrWolvie1 on December 22, 2018, 02:21:01 AM
My condolences.  :(
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly
Post by: Incredible Bulk on December 22, 2018, 02:32:24 AM
Sorry to hear. Losing a pet is hard really hard
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly
Post by: BentonGrey on December 22, 2018, 05:53:08 AM
Ohh, I'm sorry my friend.  That is hard, and harder knowing that she didn't have the joy of a bond.  My sympathies, DG. 

I trust that all suffering will one day be made whole, ours, but also theirs. 
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-The Lighter Side of Neuropathy
Post by: daglob on February 11, 2019, 09:15:56 PM
Actually, there isn't one.

However, along with not being able to balance on my feet and them feeling cold all the time, I am having ghost sensations. Back in October I was walking around with an imaginary splinter in my foot. I checked, I felt around on my foot, but it wasn't there. Another time I slid my feet under my covers into a pool of liquid... that wasn't there either (man, was I mad at the cats for a moment). Now, I have a rock in my shoe. Even when I am barefoot. There is no way to get rid of an imaginary rock...

Of course, I am around to complain about this so...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-The Lighter Side of Neuropathy
Post by: Cyber Burn on February 12, 2019, 03:28:09 AM

Of course, I am around to complain about this so...

Personally, I’ll take that as a win.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-The Lighter Side of Neuropathy
Post by: Deaths Jester on February 12, 2019, 03:20:35 PM
...or you could come over to the undead side and just have phantoms...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-The Lighter Side of Neuropathy-Part 2
Post by: daglob on February 26, 2019, 05:12:08 AM
I now have an imaginary ingrown toe nail. And the flu.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-The Lighter Side of Neuropathy-Part 2
Post by: stumpy on March 05, 2019, 02:18:17 AM
Trying to decide if that's better or worse than a real ingrown toenail and an imaginary flu. <scratches head>

Sorry to head that DG. I think the more problems you can move to the imaginary column, the better. Then just chalk it up to your surfeit of creativity needing an outlet.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Diego
Post by: daglob on March 06, 2019, 02:34:28 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/DU3xKdw.jpg)

This is Diego. His owners tossed him out of his house and moved, leaving him behind. He tore up his leg trying to get back inside after they left. He's now in my back bathroom re-learning how to use a litter box.

He is missing his tail, it seems from an amputation that healed long ago. He also has 22 toes. I gave him the name because I was thinking of naming him Zorro, but he doesn't act like Zorro, he acts like Don Diego. So: Diego.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Diego
Post by: Deaths Jester on March 06, 2019, 02:47:11 AM
How could they just leave such a handsome black kitty?!? Mean people!

Good job saving him, DG!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Diego
Post by: daglob on March 06, 2019, 03:02:08 AM
Yeah, I'm trying to be his good to counter the bad and the ugly of his previous owners.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Diego
Post by: Deaths Jester on March 06, 2019, 03:15:18 AM
...and he's a polydactal!!! Such a special, handsome kitty!!

<- is secretly the crazy cat person who gives all the feral and stray kitties a home in his area...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Diego
Post by: BentonGrey on March 07, 2019, 03:29:25 PM
People are awful.  Good on you for adopting him, DG!  As DJ said, he's a handsome looking fellow.  I can just imagine exactly what you mean about him acting more like Don Diego.  That's hilarious!

Lady Grey is a crazy cat lady, and we are definitely a cat household, so we sympathize. 

I'm very sorry for the nephropathy troubles, man.  I hope you're feeling better.  You remain in our prayers.  I hope your new feline overlord will take it easy on you.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-The needles are HOW long?
Post by: daglob on May 04, 2019, 02:25:18 AM
Epidural Monday.


Diego has learned how to use the litter box (or maybe re-learned), and had his little operation. He gets turned loose a week from Monday.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Poor Wandering One...
Post by: daglob on May 22, 2019, 02:23:35 AM
I ordered a book from Amazon, and was notified when it shipped. Unlike a lot of orders, this one had no way to track it, I guess because the seller guaranteed that he book would be there in one week after it shipped. Come the day (a Thursday), no book. I waited to see if it came in the next day and the next (Saturday), but still no book. Their little not-really-tracking-thingie said that it should have been delivered by now, so I e-mailed them. They said they would loo into it. I had not heard back from them a week later, and still no book, so I e-mailed them again. They apologized and refunded my money. So I ordered the book from another seller. They provided a tracking number and updates on Amazon's site. It took forever to ship, and waited n Arizona for several days (the weather maybe?), and made it to Atlanta Sunday. Once a package hits Atlanta, it is almost always here within a couple of days, sometimes even the next day. I checked it yesterday morning and the tracking thingie said it was at the local distribution center, and should be delivered by 8:00 PM today (Tuesday). Today, I checked it again, and was informed that it was in Birmingham. I called the local postmaster, and she said that if she had to guess ti was put in the wrong bin when it was sorted. By this time, it had been sent to Montgomery. She said that she would flag it, and whenever it was scanned, they should get a note that it had been misdirected and to send it my way. This evening, it was back in Mobile; I was afraid it might get sent back to Atlanta, since EVERYTHING around here gets routed through Atlanta, but no, it is here. Now, it still hasn't been delivered, so I don't know if I'm going to have to order it a third time.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Poor Wandering One...
Post by: daglob on June 01, 2019, 07:56:58 PM
The book came in, finally, but that's now why I'm here.

As I mentioned before, one of the good things in my life is my son-in-law. He came over yesterday, climbed up on the roof, and used a pipe snake to get rid of a clogged drain. He did this on the way home from his night shift job. It was already almost 90 degrees.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Son-In-Law
Post by: BentonGrey on June 02, 2019, 02:42:48 AM
Man, that is a good son-in-law.  That's awesome, DG!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Son-In-Law
Post by: SickAlice on June 02, 2019, 07:29:41 PM
You got more good things in life. Just popped in this one to see how it is going and had to page up. You're here, you survived cancer and a hurricane as far as I've read. Have a house, a cat and caring people. Just remember and I know this one is frustrating at times but most people care it's just that most do not know how to express it, they're stunted in that regard. More and more really people become comfortable with being snarky trolls but most often the words still mean they care about you. You've done well is what I'm saying, give yourself a pat on the back for a life well fought and lived.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Son-In-Law
Post by: daglob on June 02, 2019, 08:51:45 PM
Thank you Alice.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Three side effects of cancer treatment:
Post by: daglob on June 07, 2019, 04:26:57 PM
Weight gain, bone loss, and... and... and...

My sister tells me that my memory problems aren't from the hormone treatment, but from the treatment that keeps me from developing osteoporosis. She said that she was having the same problem when she was under treatment for that. Now that it is done, she says she has recovered and is amazed at how good she feels. I don't get to stop as long as I'm on the hormone treatment, and my father was on it for twelve years.  :angry:

On the lighter side, Diego is adjusting to being a house cat fairly well. The other cats still don't like him, but they have begun to ignore him. I'm still putting him in the bathroom when I'm not home and at night (I don't want to have to get up and stop any more cat fights than I already do). He has filled out and his leg has has healed up, although it seems to be a little weaker than the other.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Three side effects of cancer treatment:
Post by: BentonGrey on June 08, 2019, 04:10:52 AM
Well, I guess you've got your pick of causes there, unfortunately.  Sorry my friend.  At least there's the possibility that you might get off of it eventually.  Here's hoping!

Hey, being ignored is pretty close to acceptance for cats!  That's good news.  I hope that they'll come around soon.  It took our boys a month before they stopped trying to murder each other.  :P
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Three side effects of cancer treatment:
Post by: SickAlice on June 08, 2019, 05:20:45 PM
Hormone treatment. I'm on that. Honestly I don't think it's as bad as people say. I haven't grown any appendages and there was a bit of an emotional roller coaster in the first month or so but flax seemed to balance it out. Else it's evened out and seems to actually help a bit. And again memory loss friend, that's a if the thunder doesn't get you the lighting will thing. Hit's everyone just the older we get anyways. Notebooks, I live by them. Leave text notes for daily things with your Freedom Force stuff on your PC, so on. It works.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-104°
Post by: daglob on July 08, 2019, 03:06:10 AM
 :wacko:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-No tryin' to reason with hurricane season...
Post by: daglob on July 13, 2019, 05:55:13 PM
It's rained most of the morning. They have issued a Flash Flood Watch because of this. They have reported heavy surf at Gulf Shores and Dauphin Island, with erosion on the West End of The Island. The bridge to Dauphin Island is closed, as is The Causeway across Mobile Bay. I've heard sirens all morning on the nearby main roads. The wind is pretty steady out of the south, with an occasional gust that shakes the trees. They are warning of flooding in the usual places around town that flood under normal rainy conditions.

This is nothing compared to what New Orleans is getting.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-No tryin' to reason with hurricane season...
Post by: BentonGrey on July 13, 2019, 06:10:38 PM
Yep, sounds like summer on the Coast.  Stay dry, DG!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Broken toilet
Post by: daglob on July 16, 2019, 10:29:49 PM
...which is all sorts of bad and ugly, especially with 60 year old plumbing.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Broken toilet
Post by: SickAlice on July 22, 2019, 03:41:04 AM
Ohio. A friend lives in Cleveland and was showing me some of the videos today. Yeesh, time to invest in a canoe.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Chest Pains
Post by: daglob on July 22, 2019, 03:37:38 PM
Probably a pulled muscle. I'm getting on up there, so I decided that I might should go get it checked out.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Chest Pains
Post by: BentonGrey on July 22, 2019, 05:53:53 PM
Take care, my friend.  Here's hoping it's minor and passes quickly.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Ugly and sad...
Post by: daglob on July 25, 2019, 02:44:43 AM
Just taking a moment to mention this: my son-in-law's father passed away this morning, after a long fight with an assortment of problems.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Ugly and sad...
Post by: BentonGrey on July 25, 2019, 02:57:01 AM
Ahh, sorry for your family and his, my friend.  May the Lord bring peace.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Ugly and sad...
Post by: SickAlice on July 29, 2019, 03:34:43 AM
Belated condolences on your loss.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Ugly and sad...
Post by: crosspotts1.0 on July 30, 2019, 06:02:48 AM
stay strong
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-8" of rain...
Post by: daglob on September 19, 2019, 11:57:17 PM
... in four hours. Not as bad as a hurricane, but bad. Half the roads in the city are flooded, and there are house fires that emergency crews can't get to. Sink holes are forming under the water, so even if it looks like the water is only a couple of inches deep, you could lose your truck in it... like on guy over on Dauphin Street. Several "water rescues" (they just said 50 on the news) have been reported, and in places that don't usually flood (everyone kept away from those).

Houston and Beaumont have it worse. Where is DJ again?
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-8" of rain...
Post by: cranlox on September 20, 2019, 12:56:48 AM
Forces in difficult times and the best for those affected by destruction
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Diego
Post by: daglob on September 21, 2019, 01:32:45 AM
Still no word from DJ?

Well, here is a current picture of Diego.

(https://i.imgur.com/LSKxwTN.jpg)

And another.

(https://i.imgur.com/rp2dutE.jpg)
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Diego
Post by: Deaths Jester on September 21, 2019, 01:53:01 AM
Bone dry here...no rain atall.

Diego says, "Why you taking pic of me? You should be worshipping me. Worship your master!"
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Diego
Post by: Panther_Gunn on September 21, 2019, 04:23:25 AM
I think you spelled los diablo wrong.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Diego
Post by: SickAlice on September 21, 2019, 08:49:23 AM
I got way lucky and our fall desert flooding happened to skip my town completely. Naturally the desert does not hold well against floods and other cities didn't get so lucky. I'm going to steal your cat BTW, it will happen. You will go to feed it one morning and there will just be a note from me sitting where the cat used to be.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Diego
Post by: daglob on September 28, 2019, 01:27:39 AM
I got way lucky and our fall desert flooding happened to skip my town completely. Naturally the desert does not hold well against floods and other cities didn't get so lucky. I'm going to steal your cat BTW, it will happen. You will go to feed it one morning and there will just be a note from me sitting where the cat used to be.

You had better hurry, or you may have to fight Lenore for him.

For the time being, I can't run my central AC for very long. Nothing is wrong with the unit; the drip pan has come loose, and the condensation fills the pan and runs out over the ceiling to the dining room instead of out the drain (the humidity here is often 80-90%). So, I am using the window unit again, and have a curtain up on the hall doorway. Diego and Henry have discovered that they can play with each other under the curtain... at least until they pull it down.

And I didn't mention that I had an epidural last Friday, so WOOHOO! STEROIDS!. Hardly any bad or ugly this week...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Diego
Post by: BentonGrey on September 28, 2019, 09:13:14 PM
Diego!  Glad he's keeping you company, my friend.  The bit about them fighting under the curtain is delightful. :D  I hope that the steroids have a good effect! 
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Diego
Post by: SickAlice on September 29, 2019, 09:36:43 PM
My cat Peanut died yesterday. He ate a poisonous bug or something.

Not sure if you mean good or bad about steroids? They helped me a bit, side effects were meager.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Diego
Post by: daglob on September 29, 2019, 10:13:53 PM
My cat Peanut died yesterday. He ate a poisonous bug or something.

Not sure if you mean good or bad about steroids? They helped me a bit, side effects were meager.

I'm sorry to hear about that.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Diego
Post by: SickAlice on October 03, 2019, 11:37:03 AM
Ty, tough times unfortunately.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-The joys of Windows 10
Post by: daglob on October 06, 2019, 03:45:27 AM
The Windows update today disabled my graphics tablet. I mean, Photoshop barely runs at all (more like it staggers), but his was too much. Re-installing the drivers and setting up the service again (and again), then re-booting the tablet FOUR OR FIVE TIMES has it working for now. I was thinking of asking my family for a newer tablet for Christmas anyway, but I don't like to be forced to upgrade because someone at Microsoft doesn't want to make things backwardly compatible.

AND it disabled my sound again. That is minor, but still...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-The joys of Windows 10... Take 2
Post by: daglob on October 12, 2019, 05:04:36 PM
 :angry:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-The joys of Windows 10... Take 2
Post by: BentonGrey on October 13, 2019, 09:20:44 PM
Man, sabotage by update.  I hate that so much.  Sorry DG!
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Hurricane Season
Post by: daglob on October 18, 2019, 09:04:07 PM
 :doh:
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-PET scan
Post by: daglob on October 24, 2019, 02:32:14 AM
PET scan today. They brought this little lead lined box in and squirted the stuff inside into my veins, then took me to a big machine and bombarded me with something or other.

Nothing. Nada. I don't even glow in the dark, much less develop muscles and acquire the dexterity to throw a shield around.

They are worried that I've lost 30 pounds and have these "nodules" under my skin. Now, I have been trying to lose weight, and the weight lost has been over the past two months and a little more. The nodules may be the little fatty tumors I've had since junior high. The doctor wants to check them, however. I figure he will either do a biopsy or remove one eventually to get a better look at it.

I'm not too worried.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Weather Alert... WHAT??!!
Post by: daglob on October 25, 2019, 11:08:35 PM
A funnel cloud went cruising up I-65 earlier, coming about 2 miles from my house, and just a little while ago, a tornado passed less than a quarter of a mile from my daughter's house.

The weather is not good around here today...
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Weather Alert... WHAT??!!
Post by: SickAlice on October 28, 2019, 06:59:17 AM
Goes without saying you are getting it bad. Glad you're okay. We're getting some residuals from that system but tornado's can't reach mature strength here luckily.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Best Friend
Post by: daglob on November 08, 2019, 06:50:45 PM
My best friend in the whole world (since 1970) is in the hospital. Came through surgery okay, and the prognosis is good, but it will be a slow recovery.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Best Friend
Post by: SickAlice on November 08, 2019, 08:20:12 PM
Glad they made it. My sponser and bf just passed from cancer, I got the call a week ago. Sort of surrounded by death lately and in a cloud actually, guess it's just that point on my timeline. I'm diving into work and hobby to keep myself from dwelling hence an uptick in releases here.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Best Friend
Post by: Cyber Burn on November 10, 2019, 12:52:22 AM
Glad they made it. My sponser and bf just passed from cancer, I got the call a week ago. Sort of surrounded by death lately and in a cloud actually, guess it's just that point on my timeline. I'm diving into work and hobby to keep myself from dwelling hence an uptick in releases here.

It seems to be going around.  :angry: 
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Best Friend
Post by: SickAlice on November 10, 2019, 06:42:30 AM
Too much for comfort. I suppose it's just part of it. My mom now as well. Her levels are doing good this month though. My friend whom was Steve was not doing well when I last saw him but he was in his fifties and never really took care of himself, chain smoked and cigars his whole life as well.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Test Results
Post by: daglob on November 14, 2019, 11:59:32 PM
Test results are in, and the nodules are not active. However, there is a place on my pelvis and my "breasts" that are. So, biopsies in the future, possible radiation and/or surgery.

On the other hand, dead people don't have to worry about this stuff...

But, hey, radiation... we all know that gives you super powers.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Test Results
Post by: SickAlice on November 15, 2019, 10:27:40 AM
I hope they can give you an alternative or just get away with surgery.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-More Tests...
Post by: daglob on November 26, 2019, 04:25:57 AM
Tomorrow they are going in to get samples. I'm so thrilled I could plotz.
Title: Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-More Tests...
Post by: SickAlice on November 28, 2019, 10:50:36 AM
I'm rooting for you friend. My stepdad is back and forth to Mayo right now. Test results came back very negative yesterday. Note this is like his fourth tour with C, second for prostate so bad news is to be expected. Anyways there isn't much they can do that won't do much else than possibly extend him a year or so so we're prepping for the worse, me and mom that is. Cancer is a harsh mistress to be certain.