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Postby Flower » 07 Nov 2019, 21:53

I need chicken soup.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 08 Nov 2019, 14:00

It’s Friday and later we’re going to see Robyn motherfucking Hitchcock!
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Postby Six String » 08 Nov 2019, 17:43

Last night we had our usual secret jam session after trivia at Two Rivers, my first since I got back from my trip. It was good playing with my friends again. They started pulling out their instruments before the last set of ten questions even finished.

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Postby Flower » 09 Nov 2019, 00:25

Spent a good part of the day raking leaves. Every time I went outside, there were more on the lawn and sidewalk. I think that the worse is over, I cleaned out the gutters on the balcony level but will get service to come when all the leaves have left the trees and do the entire house.

I also cut my (cat)mint and brought it inside to dry. All three cats (except the missing cat, Possum, who is still missing) started to chew and rub in the mint. One cat started racing around the house, tossing her toys in the air, her fur even smells of the mint.
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Postby Jimbo » 09 Nov 2019, 13:19

My wife and I were watching a Stevie Ray Vaughan doc on TV when the Allman Brothers were mentioned as an influence. It was then I wondered and I asked my wife how Duane Allman had died and without any hesitation she said, "He dwowned."
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Postby Flower » 09 Nov 2019, 13:47

Jimbo wrote:My wife and I were watching a Stevie Ray Vaughan doc on TV when the Allman Brothers were mentioned as an influence. It was then I wondered and I asked my wife how Duane Allman had died and without any hesitation she said, "He dwowned."


:lol: :lol:

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Postby Jimbo » 09 Nov 2019, 13:48

Also today ... The English school where I work is located on the second floor just above this tiny mom and pop rice ball, bento and tempura to-go shop. I am hi-bye friendly with the "pop" and from time to time he slips me a freebie bag of unsold fried stuff and it's always delicious. Today, to show my appreciation, I bought for him an "o-kaeshi", a token thank you gift, a vitamin C rich squeeze jelly pack. He accepted my gift with a nice smile. Anyway, a few hours later I had a break between students so went down to buy a rice ball, paid 130 yen, and as another kindness he included a free piece of fried chicken. I took my rice ball and chicken upstairs and took a couple of bites of the rice ball when my boss passed by and asked what "that" was. "That" was a hair, a stiff hair, poking out from the rice ball. My boss slid it out and said it was probably a cat hair because some cats hang around the shop. This, he said, may be the fifth time my he'd spotted or heard a complaint about hair in the food. I spit out what was left in my mouth and my boss went downstairs to complain. He soon came back and reported back to me that when he said he'd found a cat hair - while brandishing the hair - the daughter said it wasn't a cat hair. It was a dog hair. I felt bad for how was I to eat their food again? A minute later "pop" came up to the school, bowed, apologized and returned my 130 yen. My stomach has been queasy since.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 09 Nov 2019, 16:44

At last night's show two women sat behind us who as the night went on, talked between themselves quietly but loudly enough to get on my fucking tits during the song's quiet bits. I thought a couple of times about turning round and telling them to shut up, but something I couldn't put a finger on stopped me from causing a scene in this very small venue. My instincts were correct and as we left, I watched this woman and her friend stagger across the road screaming "MOTHERFUCKER" at cars that had the audacity to be driving at a normal speed along the road as they merrily jaywalked.
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Postby Flower » 10 Nov 2019, 12:52

The cats are doing "zoomies" and playing "wild pony" this morning ..
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Postby Six String » 10 Nov 2019, 18:30

Last night I went to a friend's glass blowing studio to watch him entertain the crowd with live music while he did his thing. One of the bands featured a nine year old drummer I played music with at the space a few months ago at a birthday party. He plays with ear protectors as the band features two guitars and bass so probably a good idea. It was fun watching him play his regular gig. His dad is in the band as well.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Hepcat » 11 Nov 2019, 16:25

So I had cataract surgery on my left eye on August 22nd. Things seemed to go smoothly, I was delighted with my resulting vision and I passed my check up on the morning of the 28th with flying colours. But after 5:00 PM on the 28th I noticed a dark line on the lower left edge of my left eye's vision. I reported this as a "shadow" to Dr. B's office on the Tuesday following the Labour Day weekend. They weren't at all concerned since shadows are often reported after cataract surgery.

By Friday I realized that the "shadow" was actually a bubble and had grown in size. Moreover it would move upward with my eyeball and was a bright orange colour with a ring of sparkles in the dark! This I knew was something bad messing with my optic nerve. The bubble grew in size Saturday and Sunday. Pecking my symptoms into the internet yielded "Retinal Detachment" right of the bat.

Dr. B confirmed this Monday morning. The written material I'd been given said that there was a 1/250 chance of retinal detachment following cataract surgery. But there are lies, damned lies, and then there are statistics. If a person does not have the risk factors for retinal detachment, the risk may be something like 1/2000. But if a person does have the risk factor, the odds drop to 1 in four/five/six/whatever. The major risk factor is myopia which is something I've had since my early teens. Myopia means one's eye isn't perfectly round but is more oval shaped which puts more stress on one's retina from certain angles.

Dr. B booked me with the retina specialists at St. Michael's Hospital. They simply told me "Well that's how you get retinal detachments, from cataract surgery." They operated Monday evening to drain the fluid from beneath my retina and then put an air bubble over the tear to hold my retina in place This has required me to hold my head bent at a certain angle since then to keep the bubble at 10:30 AM including while I sleep in an upright position.

Laser surgery sessions Tuesday and Wednesday re-attached my retina. But!!! They still wanted to do some final touch-up laser work later in the week. I had immediately come to dread the procedure because it's so unnatural to hold still and not flinch as the brightest bolts of lightning flare in your eye. It was taking a supreme effort of will on my part not to flinch.

Then there was the detail that laser eye surgery may also result in tears/abrasions on one's cornea. Not that they told me about that. When the freezing wore off on Wednesday evening and it felt like something really large/bad was in my eye, I of course feared the worst and at midnight decided I needed to go to Emergency at St. Mike's despite the fact that the thought of any more bright lights in my eye which I just wanted to keep tightly closed made me cringe/weep. Then the doctor in Emergency told me that there's a big old tear in my cornea! "Old?!" I said.

"Well it's big anyway" he replied. At least they gave me some Tylenol 3 when we asked....

But they said my cornea was healing nicely and it no longer bothered me after a couple of days. The air bubbles were also supposed to go away by themselves as well but in the meantime they were bizarre/unsettling.

When I reported for a final laser touch-up yesterday afternoon, Dr. V, the younger fellow who'd done the laser work on my eye, announced that things looked just fine and no more laser zapping was needed! A great piece of news!

When I went into my final check-up with the senior ophthalmologist on Thursday, he decided that it would be prudent to give my eye a few more laser zaps to strengthen a different area of weakness in my retina. Well that's when further problems began.

He was a no-nonsense fellow in his late fifties. Well that's fine. I didn't want to be difficult. I was trying my best to co-operate. But!!! The process is unnatural and I find it extremely stressful. The result is that my eye evidently tears up a lot. So he told me to blink. Glad for the relief from the ultra bright light shining in my eyes, I of course squeezed my eyes tight shut. Well this really pissed him off because by squeezing I evidently released more tears! Why though did he not warn me not to squeeze? How the hell was I to know? He was the one with decades of experience. He should have been fully aware of a patient's range of reactions. He actually said "I don't see how Dr. V managed to operate on you at all!"

So he directed me to another device. This was the standard device where you rest your chin on a cup like indentation and your forehead on a bar and the doctor peers into your eye. The difference here was that a death ray laser was attached which he'd then employ. Now there were bars beside the head rest which I realized were there for a patient to squeeze with a death grip while the laser exploded in bursts on his eye. Well I told myself not to be a wimp and to refrain from squeezing. So I didn't squeeze, but the process is far from relaxing. Evidently I involuntarily clenched my jaw instead. This had the effect of just slightly shifting the angle of my head. Well this really pissed him off again! But why the bloody hell had he not warned me not to clench my jaw? He remarked that he was glad I was the last patient of the day because I would have thrown off his schedule. What he thought should take five minutes had extended to twenty! I was afraid he was going to smack me!

In fact if I hadn't been so beat up both physically and psychologically from the laser treatments, I would have belted him. The twerp!

:x

This all understandably shook up my previous stoicism/equilibrium when it came to surgical procedures. Complications can indeed occur.

Still I went for cataract surgery on my right eye just under two weeks ago on Thursday. This time I felt some trepidation prior to the procedure, and some real consternation when Dr. B shone the bright light into my eye. I told myself to settle down though and I did.

Things however seem to have gone very well and my eyesight is just great right now. I don't even need glasses anymore.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Jimbo » 11 Nov 2019, 21:48

Hepcat wrote:
Things however seem to have gone very well and my eyesight is just great right now. I don't even need glasses anymore.



Holy shit. Didn't expect to see this ending. What an ordeal. Glad to hear you and your eyesight are better. My friend had a detached retina and had to lie face down in a special bed for months. He's fine now, too, as well.
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Postby Hightea » 11 Nov 2019, 22:27

Hepcat wrote:So I had cataract surgery on my left eye on August 22nd. Things seemed to go smoothly, I was delighted with my resulting vision and I passed my check up on the morning of the 28th with flying colours. But after 5:00 PM on the 28th I noticed a dark line on the lower left edge of my left eye's vision. I reported this as a "shadow" to Dr. B's office on the Tuesday following the Labour Day weekend. They weren't at all concerned since shadows are often reported after cataract surgery.

By Friday I realized that the "shadow" was actually a bubble and had grown in size. Moreover it would move upward with my eyeball and was a bright orange colour with a ring of sparkles in the dark! This I knew was something bad messing with my optic nerve. The bubble grew in size Saturday and Sunday. Pecking my symptoms into the internet yielded "Retinal Detachment" right of the bat.

Dr. B confirmed this Monday morning. The written material I'd been given said that there was a 1/250 chance of retinal detachment following cataract surgery. But there are lies, damned lies, and then there are statistics. If a person does not have the risk factors for retinal detachment, the risk may be something like 1/2000. But if a person does have the risk factor, the odds drop to 1 in four/five/six/whatever. The major risk factor is myopia which is something I've had since my early teens. Myopia means one's eye isn't perfectly round but is more oval shaped which puts more stress on one's retina from certain angles.

Dr. B booked me with the retina specialists at St. Michael's Hospital. They simply told me "Well that's how you get retinal detachments, from cataract surgery." They operated Monday evening to drain the fluid from beneath my retina and then put an air bubble over the tear to hold my retina in place This has required me to hold my head bent at a certain angle since then to keep the bubble at 10:30 AM including while I sleep in an upright position.

Laser surgery sessions Tuesday and Wednesday re-attached my retina. But!!! They still wanted to do some final touch-up laser work later in the week. I had immediately come to dread the procedure because it's so unnatural to hold still and not flinch as the brightest bolts of lightning flare in your eye. It was taking a supreme effort of will on my part not to flinch.

Then there was the detail that laser eye surgery may also result in tears/abrasions on one's cornea. Not that they told me about that. When the freezing wore off on Wednesday evening and it felt like something really large/bad was in my eye, I of course feared the worst and at midnight decided I needed to go to Emergency at St. Mike's despite the fact that the thought of any more bright lights in my eye which I just wanted to keep tightly closed made me cringe/weep. Then the doctor in Emergency told me that there's a big old tear in my cornea! "Old?!" I said.

"Well it's big anyway" he replied. At least they gave me some Tylenol 3 when we asked....

But they said my cornea was healing nicely and it no longer bothered me after a couple of days. The air bubbles were also supposed to go away by themselves as well but in the meantime they were bizarre/unsettling.

When I reported for a final laser touch-up yesterday afternoon, Dr. V., the younger fellow who'd done the laser work on my eye, announced that things looked just fine and no more laser zapping was needed! A great piece of news!

When I went into my final check-up with the senior ophthalmologist on Thursday, he decided that it would be prudent to give my eye a few more laser zaps to strengthen a different area of weakness in my retina. Well that's when further problems began.

He was a no-nonsense fellow in his late fifties. Well that's fine. I didn't want to be difficult. I was trying my best to co-operate. But!!! The process is unnatural and I find it extremely stressful. The result is that my eye evidently tears up a lot. So he told me to blink. Glad for the relief from the ultra bright light shining in my eyes, I of course squeezed my eyes tight shut. Well this really pissed him off because by squeezing I evidently released more tears! Why though did he not warn me not to squeeze? How the hell was I to know? He was the one with decades of experience. He should have been fully aware of a patient's range of reactions. He actually said "I don't see how Dr. V managed to operate on you at all!"

So he directed me to another device. This was the standard device where you rest your chin on a cup like indentation and your forehead on a bar and the doctor peers into your eye. The difference here was that a death ray laser was attached which he'd then employ. Now there were bars beside the head rest which I realized were there for a patient to squeeze with a death grip while the laser exploded in bursts on his eye. Well I told myself not to be a wimp and to refrain from squeezing. So I didn't squeeze, but the process is far from relaxing. Evidently I involuntarily clenched my jaw instead. This had the effect of just slightly shifting the angle of my head. Well this really pissed him off again! But why the bloody hell had he not warned me not to clench my jaw? He remarked that he was glad I was the last patient of the day because I would have thrown off his schedule. What he thought should take five minutes had extended to twenty! I was afraid he was going to smack me!

In fact if I hadn't been so beat up both physically and psychologically from the laser treatments, I would have belted him. The twerp!

:x

This all understandably shook up my previous stoicism/equilibrium when it came to surgical procedures. Complications can indeed occur.

Still I went for cataract surgery on my right eye just under two weeks ago on Thursday. This time I felt some trepidation prior to the procedure, and some real consternation when Dr. B shone the bright light into my eye. I told myself to settle down though and I did.

Things however seem to have gone very well and my eyesight is just great right now. I don't even need glasses anymore.

8-)

wow that is an ordeal. Glad in the end run it all worked out for you.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Jimbo » 12 Nov 2019, 12:29

My wife just told me about this older woman she saw getting out from the sauna at our sports club and when the woman squatted down to splash onto her some cold water from the cold water pool my wife saw that her vagina looked like it had balls, like it was the biggest vagina she'd ever seen, like a penis had fallen out of her insides. I told my wife that this was an inappropriate topic to be discussing with your husband.
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Postby Flower » 12 Nov 2019, 12:42

Jimbo wrote: I told my wife that this was an inappropriate topic to be discussing with your husband.


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Postby Hepcat » 12 Nov 2019, 17:34

Minnie the Minx wrote:It’s Friday and later we’re going to see Robyn motherfucking Hitchcock!


:shock:

Hitchcock must be some kind of a MILF!

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Postby Hepcat » 12 Nov 2019, 17:36

Jimbo wrote:
Hepcat wrote:
Things however seem to have gone very well and my eyesight is just great right now. I don't even need glasses anymore.



Holy shit. Didn't expect to see this ending. What an ordeal. Glad to hear you and your eyesight are better. My friend had a detached retina and had to lie face down in a special bed for months. He's fine now, too, as well.


I now realize that I got off easy when it came to retinal detachment. I've heard of many far worse experiences.
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Postby never/ever » 13 Nov 2019, 10:49

I have had retinal detachment in both eyes and twice had to have surgery on them. The first time, in 1990 I had laser surgery on my left eye and the right eye got a buckle around it, to maintain permanent pressure on the retina to stay positioned.
The laser surgery was by far the worst. I had 58 blasts shot in my eye and by the end of it I had a blinding headache. The buckling was done under local anesthetic- I have a clear memory of being wide awake with feeling the surgeon poking around in my eye and talking about football with him.
Before I had the surgery I was forced to sleep on my right hand side in bed, as to not disturb the situation. Problem was that I always fall asleep on my left hand side....

I also had gas inserted in my eye to increase the pressure inside which didn't hurt at all..
I had heard from other patients though that sometimes the dosage of that had to be regulated as they sometimes got bad headaches from it.

I had my left eye buckled in 2011. No problems after that. My eyesight hasn't dropped since that and I have had no further issues after that.

I realise have been very lucky too. I was on my way to a regular eyecheck by train when I looked out of the window and noticed that the rails didn't seem to be straight. During the consultation I mentioned that to the opticien and he immediately checked my retinas where he noticed that there were some irregularities there....sent me straight to hospital and I had surgery two days later.

Glad you are well, Hepcat. Not a fun experience for sure.
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Postby Jimbo » 13 Nov 2019, 14:28

So I'm sitting at my desk here and my wife who's doing laundry comes in to see if I have anything to wash. Next to me is a hanky that she plucks up and below that is a small folded towel. "What's that," she asks, "a cum catcher?" Now I ask you, is that appropriate? I think not.
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Postby Flower » 13 Nov 2019, 17:31

Jimbo wrote:So I'm sitting at my desk here and my wife who's doing laundry comes in to see if I have anything to wash. Next to me is a hanky that she plucks up and below that is a small folded towel. "What's that," she asks, "a cum catcher?" Now I ask you, is that appropriate? I think not.


:lol: I like your wife. She's a J.A.P.' as well as a refined long suffering Japanese woman. You are a lucky man.
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