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Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Arthritis? No, meds.
« Reply #330 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!
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Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-MRI
« Reply #331 on: April 08, 2017, 04:24:32 PM »
Got two of them and still no powers.

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Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-MRI
« Reply #332 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...

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Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-MRI: Results
« Reply #333 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...

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Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-MRI: Results
« Reply #334 on: April 16, 2017, 04:00:37 PM »
...sounds more like you got Marrow's powers...
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Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-MRI: Results
« Reply #335 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!
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Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-MRI: Results
« Reply #336 on: April 18, 2017, 07:21:46 PM »
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Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-MRI: Results
« Reply #337 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,..."

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Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-MRI: Results
« Reply #338 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.

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Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-MRI: Results
« Reply #339 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.

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Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-MRI: Results
« Reply #340 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:

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Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-MRI: Results
« Reply #341 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.

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Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-MRI: Results
« Reply #342 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.

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Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Second Opinion
« Reply #343 on: May 19, 2017, 07:52:45 PM »
Second Osteopath says try pain management first. We'll see...

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Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Second Opinion
« Reply #344 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.

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Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Second Opinion
« Reply #345 on: June 07, 2017, 07:26:17 PM »
Continued best wishes to you Daglob, and to you too SickAlice. 

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Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Tropical Weather and Epidural...
« Reply #346 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!)


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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.

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Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Tropical Weather and Epidural...
« Reply #347 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. ;)
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Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Tropical Weather and Epidural...
« Reply #348 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

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Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Glub, glub...
« Reply #349 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.

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Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Glub, glub...
« Reply #350 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.) ;)
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Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Glub, glub...
« Reply #351 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?

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Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Glub, glub...
« Reply #352 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.

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Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Glub, glub...
« Reply #353 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.
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Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Glub, glub...
« Reply #354 on: June 24, 2017, 02:34:55 PM »
It seems like the hurricanes follow John Cantori, too.

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Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-WOOHOO! Steroids...
« Reply #355 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.

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Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Photobucket decides for me...
« Reply #356 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.
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Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Photobucket decides for me...
« Reply #357 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.
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Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Photobucket decides for me...
« Reply #358 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.

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Re: The good, the bad, and the ugly-Photobucket decides for me...
« Reply #359 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).
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