@f00l figuring that out will first require figuring out what it formed out of.
@2many2no I hope so too. I also hope when they analyze it they don’t find anything to do with Cokes or I’ll be very sad.
@RiotDemon yes it’s my first. They gave me a bunch of these disposable strainers they want me to use when I go to the bathroom to try to capture it and a specimen jar to keep it in until my next appointment. Then they’ll analyze it and figure out what it’s made out of and try to help me understand what caused it.
@mfladd c’mon now, Grandpa. Everybody knows they’re called sodas.
@jbartus just don’t forget to use the strainers. I had an ex that refused to use them at work, and he never caught one. He was going on almost 10 years of random stones. He also refused to stop drinking all the tea and coke that it most likely was. I remember one year that he must of gone to the emergency room 4-6 times.
@RiotDemon I am unsure when to use it though. I am given to understand from others I have spoken to that the act of actually trying to pass it is one that will cause significant pain, so upon experiencing that pain I could presumably fetch a strainer and use it accordingly. But they gave me quite a few strainers yet not enough to cover the week plus they have me waiting for before my follow up visit so… do I always use them or wait for the expected pain described by others?
@jbartus they gave him a reusable one so he could use it every single time. I would ask them for more disposables if you’re going to run out.
His pain was when it was moving around in the kidney and down towards the bladder… But then it would sometimes take a while to come out, and sometimes with no pain. He would hear it hit the bowl, but wouldn’t fish it out for analysis.
Dang it, this place just has to go somewhere, and here’s as good as any. A friend (I have really strange friends) posted this picture on FB, with the “I have no words” comment. Me either, although I find it hysterical.
You have to know that I blew it up just to get the maker’s name, and then found the web site where you can order it. Anyone have any Italian connections?
@2many2no you’re doing a good job this month… fuck you!
Just got done with my kidney stone follow up, fuckers scheduled the imaging yesterday and follow up today so you get the blame for two days’ work lost. You can also have some blame for their scheduler who made that fucking decision not even calling me like they were supposed to leaving me to chase after them.
Today’s follow up didn’t go so well, the fucking thing hasn’t moved a bit, which I guess is a blessing because I didn’t have any pain to deal with so far but it’s fucking miserable because now they’re going to go in after it. Do you realize how they fucking do that? It’s called ureteroscopy, don’t fucking look it up if you’re squeamish. #YouWantToStickWhatInWhere?
Finally, to add a fucking cherry on top of the whole affair, today’s their OR scheduler’s day off so I probably won’t know when they want to do this fucking thing until Monday. Then there will be yet another fucking hospital visit 7-10 days after the procedure to pull out the stent they’re gonna put in during the procedure to break it up.
To my mind every time a hospital employee gives a range like that it means you’ll probably be back on both fucking occasions, one to make sure everything is doing what it should and the other to actually get something done. Also knowing hospitals they’re probably going to want to see me again afterwards to ensure everything’s fine and fucking dandy. All in all the way I figure it I’ve got at least three fucking appointments ahead of me relating to this in addition to the operation.
You’re doing a fantastic fucking job this month, goat, all of this shit is your fault.
I need a fucking drink. No wait, on pills, can’t even fucking drink.
Anything’s better than hospitals and doctors. Any time they say the word “procedure” it really means they want to stick something in a hole, usually in a direction that hole wasn’t designed for, and frequently in a new hole they make that you don’t want.
Good luck with all this, and remember, you can always blame me (for another week.)
Blame #1: Instead of doing something productive, I spent the evening unsuccessfully trying to solve the Rubik’s cube that came in my BOC. It’s only been like 30 years since I played with one.
Blame #2: I’m still at 9,999 posts at woot.
Also while I’m at it, there’s already Halloween stuff on store shelves here and one of my local thrift stores has a section already. I’m blaming you now for this just as I’ll be blaming @RiotDemon in October for Christmas stuff being on the shelves already.
@narfcake I don’t care when the stores put stuff out, but it does kind of bother me (maybe more than it should) that Thanksgiving almost gets passed over. Well, except for the grocery stores.
That’s my favorite holiday. Of course, that may be because it hasn’t been hugely commercialized yet. It’s still about family, food, and football, just like when I was a kid and got to be my uncle’s remote control.
Heads, I buy in and blame that I’m shelling out money for something I probably didn’t need.
Tails, I don’t buy in and you get unblamed in the interim.
An eagle grabbed your coin out of the air!
@OldCatLady@Shrdlu that’s annoying, FBE hasn’t uploaded it on their youtube channel and the links don’t take you directly and they have two videos with the same name.
For those looking for it it’s College Kids React to Racism in America (the older of the two). I had to go looking for it because the embed here clips the audio controls. Probably FBE’s fault cause it looks like they did the video in 4:3 with 16:9 video so they could have the big banners on it, it’s not unreasonable to assume 16:9 these days. Sucks though.
'Tis the tale of @2many2know,
When nominated they stole the whole show.
With nary a care,
And limericks fair,
They beat @Kidsandliz, decidedly so!
I blame you for aiding and abetting @Kidsandliz with evading the role she so richly deserves for yet another month. Some might say that @mfladd is to blame for nominating you. Some would be very mistaken indeed.
@narfcake Who is on the chopping block for October? And I have plans to run away from home in September. Possibly to Mars. If that proves to be impossible, perhaps I’ll arrange to be kidnapped by pirates. And go live again on a tall ship. Hey @CaptAmeherican I might need some help with that last one. Don’t know who is where these days.