What's annoying you today?

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Re: What's annoying you today?

Postby Artemis » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:26 pm

Sucks about your dog, kv. ((Hugs))
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Re: What's annoying you today?

Postby Artemis » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:40 pm

People who don't do their jobs properly annoy me.
This morning I took my mother to a walk-in clinic to check about shingles. She had a rash on her back that was spreading around to her breast area and stomach. Normally, she would go to her own doctor but he doesn't work on Mondays. Anyway, the clinic wait time was under 30 minutes and the doctor did confirm that she has Shingles. He issued a couple of prescriptions for pain relief and an anti-viral, Valtrex. I took the prescription to the pharmacy to have it filled but the pharmacist wasn't able to proceed because one of the scripts was missing a signature and the other one was missing a code. :eyes:
I'm still waiting because the clinic hasn't responded to the pharmacy about the missing info. What a waste of day. :mad:
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Re: What's annoying you today?

Postby mockbee » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:41 pm

kv wrote:Vikes get destroyed after I had to put my dog down last night....weeeeeee


Wow that's rough.
Hope you can keep your chin up.
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Re: What's annoying you today?

Postby nausearockpig » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:20 am

So sorry kv
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Re: What's annoying you today?

Postby kv » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:11 pm

Thank you folks :sulk:
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Re: What's annoying you today?

Postby Pandemonium » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:11 pm

My Valentine's Day action consisted of a Cystoscopy.
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Re: What's annoying you today?

Postby creep » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:30 pm

Pandemonium wrote:My Valentine's Day action consisted of a Cystoscopy.


I didn't know what that was so I looked it up.

ummmm I had a better day than you. :jasper:

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Re: What's annoying you today?

Postby nausearockpig » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:15 am

:jasper: is right.
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Re: What's annoying you today?

Postby Larry B. » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:20 am

Fuck... I would've asked my wife to start with some pegging, fucking hell.
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Re: What's annoying you today?

Postby Pandemonium » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:58 pm

I can say firsthand it's every bit as awkward, uncomfortable and downright painful as that illustration makes it out to be. Seriously, they should knock people the fuck out or at least give 'em a ball gag. They knock you out for ass probing, why not for penis-scoping?

Wanna know more? Sure ya do!

The procedure is done to look for issues inside the bladder and prostrate, like infections, stones and cancer. You're laid out naked on a table with a paper napkin on your crotch (what's the point?), no drugs or anesthesia. The urologist sticks this plastic syringe into your wanker and shoots up this supposedly antibacterial "numbing" jell (that burns like a motherfucker) then slowly shoves this 3 foot long flexible rod/camera right in there that's about the diameter of a small straw that's connected to a video screen. Then the fun really begins - he injects a load of sterile water to test your bladder pressure which then squirts back out all over my torso like a spouting whale. Then he takes a couple tiny "scrapings" of tissue samples for a lab to analyze from around the inside of the prostrate which hurt like nobody's business. About 15 minutes, and it's done.

The reason why this was done in the first place was about a month ago I started pissing blood. Not just kinda pinkish-tinged pee, but ruddy red blood, even small clots, like someone cut a small artery. That's usually a sign of a bladder infection (which I got a few times back in my teens when I swam a lot) or worse, kidney stones. Kidney stones scare the fuck outta me - I've known a few guys who've passed one and to a person they all say said it was by far the worst thing they'd ever experienced. But I wasn't in any real pain and no fever, which are classic symptoms of either issue. After a round of antibiotics did zip, I had an ultrasound and a full torso radioactive dye injection CT scan (which looks really cool) which at least ruled out stones. At this point, they're looking for internal injuries, prostrate issues and cancer. The cystoscopy was the last step.

Amusingly, about 5 days ago, I stopped pissing blood and yesterday when I had the cystoscopy, I was fine. After that, the rest of yesterday and to a lesser extent this morning, it was like pissing battery acid. As of now, they've ruled out kidney failure, stones and cancer, they're not sure wtf is going on.

What I understand, about 40%+ of men have this done at some point by the time they get to 50 for most of the reasons noted above, so boys, here's something to look forward to. Getting old sucks.
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Re: What's annoying you today?

Postby Larry B. » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:19 pm

I love the way you talk and the fact that they've ruled out some nasty shit, but it fucking sucks that you had to go through this. I wish I die before needing to get that done.
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Re: What's annoying you today?

Postby SR » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:51 am

There'd be a very spirited pro conscious sedation discussion. :nod:
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Re: What's annoying you today?

Postby Pandemonium » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:14 am

SR wrote:There'd be a very spirited pro conscious sedation discussion. :nod:


Believe me, I had that conversation. Basically, if I could have gotten my doctor to even approve sedation, it would have to be done in a hospital and thanks to my new PPO insurance, it would have added thousands of dollars to my co-pay for the procedure.
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Re: What's annoying you today?

Postby SR » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:32 am

One way or another, you pay. Pick your poison. :eyes: I had a colenoscopy and it was done in a mini OR with an anesthesiologist and an MD. Your procedure sounds like torture.
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