After finding cancer via biopsy in his prostate last December and going through three months of high beam radiation five days a week, my husband took his first PSA (prostate serum antigen) yesterday morning. The results are back.
The one he had last October (which had basically doubled from when he first started getting tested) was 8.2.
Normal is under 4.5.
What a wonderful, great thing to see first thing in the morning. Tears of relief.
@lisaviolet THAT IS WONDERFUL!!! But don’t be surprised if the stress from his cancer gig doesn’t go away immediately in either one of you. Often, once past the crisis, the emotional earthquake of cancer resurfaces and it can take a while to deal with the rest of the fall out from cancer crap (and don’t let check up visit anxiety blindside you - or scan anxiety if he has scans - that is pretty common/normal…). With my first cancer gig I think it took nearly 4 years not to think about cancer at least once Every. Single. Day. Not unusual. But it does get better over time.
@llangley I blame @pooltoywolf that your cool cat gif won’t open and instead when I right clicked to open it in a new tab so I could see it, it downloaded and then launched chrome (which was not open) all by its little self!
I shall hand a blame to @PooltoyWolf since they are the goat and by association, a symbol of meh. My husband has started asking me when all this birthday stuff is over because he is tired of me chattering about it everyday. He thought it was amusing at first to see me giddy and waiting for the next contest but I guess I hit my amusing-to-annoying threshold.
However…I am going to immediately issue an un-blame because it has been a long time since I have had this much fun. I love getting to be a part of something like this week’s celebration. Waiting for the new contest announcements, coming up with ideas, running around trying to find needed supplies, and seeing everyone’s entries and replies to each other has been very exciting. It has been a great week and I hate to see it end.
I blame @pooltoywolf for not enough hours in a day to get shit done. Or for having to sleep. Mom’s back in hospital with pneumonia and travelling 3 hours/day leaves me pretty wiped out (not in the good way) so I haven’t opened @shahnm Fuck You Buckaroo box yet… I don’t see any air holes so it should be okay…
@Kidsandliz Lowering a motor into my hot rod. Hoist chain shifted, motor dropped about an inch, pinned my finger between the motor mount and the chassis.
did it require stitches?
It’s pretty deep and pretty mangled. Didn’t look like there’s enough meat there for sutures to grab anything. I scrubbed it up, doused with antiseptic cream, wrapped it up, went back to my motor. Today it’s looking pretty fair. No sign of infection, no bleeding. I figure I’ll just keep it clean, antiseptic and fresh bandage as necessary, and keep an eye on it.
This has me wondering though… when the skin eventually regenerates, will the new skin basically be a clone of my old fingerprint, have a new pattern, or just be smooth. I’m curious to see what happens.
@ruouttaurmind It’ll change, yes. That’ll be a nice scar, and it will alter it. You planning on doing a crime? Seriously, though, the fingerprint is not cast in bronze. I’ve got a couple of fingers that have changed over time.
You’re doing the right thing on how you’re taking care of it, too. Keep it clean. If it looks like it’s festering, Ol’ Doc Shrdlu says put some Neosporin on it, and a bandaid.
Could someone please explain how people can afford to get totally wasted on $15 beers at country concerts?
Hey lady, did you notice you’re wearing only one flip flop? No? You may find out in the gravel parking lot. Maybe invest in a pair of strappy heels next concert. Better yet bring a bottle of water and use that $60 for a sphero robot or avocado toast or rent or something.
@therealjrn They were big cans. They did allow tailgating until the singing started and the beer was flowing. Still flip flop lady was lying in the grass at the end of the show 3-1/2 hours later. I looked for her shoe but no luck.
My mailman that I bragged on this morning for being okay and that would bring me my fuko a little later in the day even though he overlooked it with his regular delivery instead marked my fuko as that he tried to deliver it but the customer said to take it to the post office for pick up…EXCUSE ME??? I used their website to request re-delivery and included in the notes that no attempts were made as I had been at home waiting all day for my package. This is all your fault @PooltoyWolf
@PooltoyWolf I don’t mind waiting an extra day. It was just the fact they lied about it that ruffled my feathers. If they would have given me a yell and said that they forgot it and it would be here today I would have been 100% okay with it. (They normally do that.) I just don’t like deception. Oh well. It is a new day!
@PooltoyWolf I have a really bad cold. BLAME!! And the car still isn’t unpacked from getting back around 11pm last night. MORE BLAME. And I need to go to the grocery store to get food and feel like crap so don’t want to (which I will regret unless I can talk myself into going). SO EVEN MORE BLAME.
PS I sort of unpacked. Now you can’t see the livingroom floor. Went to the grocery store. Left behind the eggs. Had to go back for them. Luckily someone didn’t take them since that bag had the receipt in it that would prove I bought them. Customer service hadn’t put them back yet. I guess that is sort of an unblame. And I can’t sleep because I am coughing too much (blame). So I clicked meh (unblame that I didn’t forget).
@PlacidPenguin they work great on my old school ceramic TP holder. That thing barely fit a double roll or whatever is bigger than the basic. I’m lazy so this helps since I can buy the biggest rolls and change them less.
I blame @PooltoyWolf for these people knocking at my door, trying to get me to go with their companies for Medicare coverage.
WTF? I don’t like telemarketers, got all kinds of blocks on the phone, so now I have to deal with these strangers coming up to my house with no warning and expect that I’m going to be hospitable and let them in, sit at the table and yammer at me for an hour or so?
I’m getting more of these folks than those trying to sell me a little old time religion.
Filing for Medicare online isn’t rocket science. Yeah, help me fill out a form then upsell your company.
@lisaviolet It gets worse, at least down here. We can’t shop in our Sam’s Club anymore without being accosted numerous times per visit by sales people trying to talk us into new windows or curling irons. It’s ridiculous…
@f00l@lisaviolet You two are a couple of sweethearts. If someone I don’t know knocks on my door, the moment they open their mouth, I say “There’s the gate. Please be sure and shut it on your way out.” It goes right downhill from there. I can be VERY unpleasant, including reminding them that they are trespassing, and that I might be old, but my fuse is really short, and they need to consider the consequences, both legal and physical.
If you knew me, you’d know that if the weather’s nice, the garage door will be open, and you should say something sensible like “Hello, the house!” or similar. Even better, you could wait for an invitation (although some folks have standing invitations, of course).
I hate door-to-door anything, no matter what they’re selling, and that includes politicians. You both have my sympathy.
I’m usually outside, throwing dirt in my hair, and mumbling happily about weeds, and flowers, and nice weather, and other goofy stuff. :-}
I don’t know anything about your local door-to-door solicitation law.
Around here, a No Solicitors sign is legally binding. Persons who ignore such a sign risk having a talk with the police that might involve paperwork and fees … or a conversation with the resident about home defense methods.
It’s just so presumptuous. We get the solar salespeople, the alarm companies, the religious folk concerned for my soul, the occasional school child, but these people call me by my first name. I’ve never gone by my first name. i don’t like this. They’re done before they have a chance to get started.
If they want to set up an appointment, send me snail mail and I’ll get back to them if I’m interested. Which I am not.
Triple unblaming @PooltoyWolf because instead of wasting spending $12 on today’s meh, I spent wasted it for a slightly used hitch mounted bike rack and two catshirts from one of my local thrift stores.
Coincidentally enough, the bike rack is the same Rhode Gear Hitch Shuttle I already have. It’s not the greatest, but it works and is probably better than any new sub-$60 rack available.
@narfcake I got an Allen hitch-mount bike rack on clearance at Sam’s Club last fall (I think?) for $15! I’m converting it into a lift-assist device to help load/unload a small sailboat onto the roof of my SUV single-handed. Pix when I get that project done & working.
@compunaut That’s a really good idea. Back when I had an ancient 14’ sail boat (and earlier than that an even ancienter 16’ one) I was lucky as both times they came with a trailer. There is no way I ever could have gotten them on and off the roof of the ghetto van by myself.
@f00l@PlacidPenguin I also have to mention to @dave that the Enderson bag, while many will find the sizes a bit odd, is probably the best price to quality item I have purchased here. These things are REALLY REALLY nice - very well made!!!
I bought 2 sets instead of 1 by mistake, and and am very glad I did.
I blame you that pagination was messed up throughout the day, with it also reverting my account to normal view setings, as well as for the fact that 2 hours ago, I notified that the option was removed from profile settings.
@PlacidPenguin I’d love to hear more about the eBay thing. I know of someone who the company that makes Bubble Wrap came after because they didn’t call it ‘air-filled packaging’ in their eBay description. For real.
I spent wasted $2 at Goodwill on a brown AA shirt advertising some website called meh.com. BLAME!
OTOH, my month’s tally of finds included some catshirts. Unblame.
OTOH, they came with cat hair. Blame.
And apparently some folks de-Ramy-ified their closet. 4 shirt.woot + 12 TeeTurtle shirts. If this was 2010, this would have been a bunch of blames, but since it’s not, have some unblames.
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@PooltoyWolf I see your goat icon is not yet that of a dead goat so I blame you that the people the landlord hired to remove a year’s worth of rotting leaves, fallen branches, etc. from the parkinglot and around the building started work today at 6AM. Yup folks 6AM and were ringing doorbells asking us to move our cars onto the street. I had been asleep and was tired.
@OldCatLady@PooltoyWolf@therealjrn I think these days we only get a goat trophy in a parallel universe. If you go to the thread on if you could go back in time, choose a time when JonT was handing them out. Then you might, if you are extremely lucky, get one.
@f00l@PooltoyWolf Or wait when you turn on your AC, using outside air, and it is really humid out. FOG comes out of the vents. Yup - happened to me again not so long ago (to stop the fog switch to recirculated air).