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Old 05-16-2012, 08:57 AM   #21
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Yikes! I'm sorry to hear that you are going through this. If you DO decide to pull it out yourself make sure to get it on video. The money you win from Funniest Home Videos will help with your medical bills.

Seriously, get better soon!

Thanks, Barb. Best laugh I've had in days.
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:01 AM   #22
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Holy crap Andy! You too??? I'm sorry to hear you're not feeling well. Sure hope things get better asap.

Maybe we need to start the Virtual Infirmary around here. Sounds like a lot of us needed to be there the last week or so.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:22 PM   #23
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Oh--I've got a puncture wound in my arm (thanks to Rocky) puffy where he hit me, and a pink line running up my arm (which I marked with a pen--hasn't moved for over 1.5 hours). Self-medicating with antibiotics (dog, but they came from the pharmacy). If I hadn't had 2 glasses of wine, I'd be in the emergency room right now.
Please be careful with the pink line. I had one and it was blood poisoning from an infected thumb nail.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:45 PM   #24
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Please be careful with the pink line. I had one and it was blood poisoning from an infected thumb nail.
Fortunately, it is much better today. I had a bout of blood poisoning as a child (result of infected poison ivy on my toe). I was raised by a nurse, so I do know the signs, even though blood poisoning isn't a medical term.
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:18 PM   #25
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Oh--I've got a puncture wound in my arm (thanks to Rocky) puffy where he hit me, and a pink line running up my arm (which I marked with a pen--hasn't moved for over 1.5 hours). Self-medicating with antibiotics (dog, but they came from the pharmacy). If I hadn't had 2 glasses of wine, I'd be in the emergency room right now.
I don't care how much wine you've had, once that line starts, you are in trouble. Please seek help ASAP!!!

You need KFlex, Kaflex? Princess, help explain.

I've had that kind of poisoning, your body needs help - soon!
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:29 PM   #26
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CWS says it's better and I'm not there to take a look at it. We'll have to take her word for and and just remind her that if it gets worse head for the ER.

CWS, it better be better...
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:00 PM   #27
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Ouch. Reading about your problem, Andy, is like watching someone get hit you know where. I can almost feel it myself. Get well soon, friend.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:08 PM   #28
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Thanks, Fred. Hopefully it's almost over.
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:56 PM   #29
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Episode Two of the Saga

The ER Dr. had told me he'd call my urologist so he'd take me in to de-cath me Thurs. or Fri. He never did. I called and they said they couldn't fit me in. I then called my Dr. and he said he'd take care of it.

Later his Asst. called and asked if there was any time on Thurs. or Fri. that I could not make an appointment. I said no. Anytime or place.

She called back later and told me Dr. wanted me to take an additional .4mg dose of insulin.

WHAT!?

She repeated, take insulin.

I don't use insulin.

You don't

Never!

Are you sure?

Silence. I am not a diabetic.

Do you use the preloaded lancets?

NO! I am not diabetic and have never used insulin!

What's your date of birth?

12/1/44

Aren't you Mr. XXX

No, I'm the guy looking for an appointment for a urologist

Oh, I'll have to talk to the Dr. and call you back.

Wait, remember it has to be Thurs. or Fri.

OK.
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I'm glad no one took my BP at that point. She called back later to tell me she had an appointment for me but I had to go to a different office. She gave me the info and said my appointment was for Monday the 21st...

NO! It has to be Thurs. or Fri.

There is nothing.

Tell the Dr. I'll go to the ER - forget it!
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Yikes Andy, what a fubar! Maybe you should get those instructions from PF. Once that balloon that is holding the catheter in place is deflated, it should come out no problem and no discomfort. I don't know how to deflate the modern ones.
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