saarinista, I am quite independent because of the past, leading to not wanting to be rejected or criticized. Being independent also helps keep me busy so i don't over think "what comes next" in the treatment plan. I also have instructions to walk a lot so that helps with the recovery and dissipates some frustrations. I would like to ride my bike but that is out for another month
I am not suppose to drive but when my W drives she hits so many bumps and it isn't pain free. She is way too up tight driving. When I drive I know where many of the bumps are. Form a stop I start out slow, apply minimal power and brake very gently. With my W it is gas, then brake, then gas, come to a quick stop. She doesn't like to drive and her anxiety shows.
During a check-up today, I am going to be taking an experimental drug that might result in birth defects so I had to sign a paper promising not to get anyone pregnant. This part was verbal. I also got asked on paper and in private about someone "forcing me to have sex." My W, daughter and her man were in the exam room with me at the time.
Me, I am feeling fit as a fiddle but still have restrictions that limit what I should do or not do.
These doctor-hospital visits did uncover two things that could have killed me in short order, and now they are being treated. That is sort of a plus.
The cauterization turned out OK in the long run. No having to get up and go to the potty every hour or every 1/2 hour. It did cause shrinkage so much so I had an in-ee for a while but the nurse had to inspect and clean the the area with a special wipe. There was nothing the least bit sexual about it. I also got over my dread of adult diapers and pooping in bed, well that happened too.
Yea, it was rough for a couple of days but the doctors and nurses said what I went through was common with other people with the surgery I had so don't worry about the embarrassing events.
I can say that I has so much excellent care in the hospital that it made me want to hug every care giver, but no, I just said "thank you" every time someone came to check on me. The care I got was 2 to 4 times more than I ever expected.
I see the humor in the idea of me not using the appendix so no loss. It was the foot of colon removed because the appendix and colon were cemented together and what was found in it that removed section that caused some serious issues.
I am on the mend and have a bunch of doctors I work with, so that is good.
This the "Shoutbox" -- basically a site-wide, group chat. (It's only visible to members.)
misssunnybunny: Thanks for the update; just hope she is happy
Sept 17, 2019 19:49:55 GMT -5
workingonit: Elkclan2 my son's gerbil escaped at the same time as his pet snake. I did not think it was a coincidence!
Sept 17, 2019 20:40:26 GMT -5
hopingforachange: Wow, is been forever since I read the shoutbox.
Sept 17, 2019 21:33:01 GMT -5
hopingforachange: I need to set up another Skype session.
Sept 17, 2019 21:33:16 GMT -5
sme935: Not quite sure if anyone reads it but if there is a female in the Chicago area (40-60 years old) who is interested in chatting with me drop me a message or look at my profile for messenger screenname;
Sept 19, 2019 9:09:33 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: Another Skype session would be great!
Sept 21, 2019 10:51:02 GMT -5
elkclan2: Gerbil was recaptured unharmed. Turns out my cat is good at opening gerbil cages, but not good at catching gerbils.
Sept 27, 2019 8:10:33 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: Yay! Glad to hear the critter is okay.
Sept 28, 2019 20:44:20 GMT -5
worksforme2: elkclan2....don't feed cat for a couple days, cat will become very proficient at catching gerbil
Sept 29, 2019 14:15:01 GMT -5
javba: Hi folks been gone a minute [several minutes actually] What is the skype we're referencing?
Oct 1, 2019 8:55:44 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: javba, once in a while someone sets up a group Skype chat, so we can see each other and chat. I have a Skype account with my user name from here for them. One hasn't happened in a long time...
Oct 6, 2019 9:55:29 GMT -5
wewbwb: I'm pretty sure that it was seeing my ass.
Oct 6, 2019 15:21:29 GMT -5
petrushka: you breed donkeys?
Oct 10, 2019 6:05:03 GMT -5
worksforme2: Happy Birthday shamwow….
Oct 11, 2019 9:02:53 GMT -5
worksforme2: I knew it was going to happen..the seasons here have jumped from summer to almost winter..months of hot, dry days and nights then a week later it is rain and temps in the low 40's at night...there goes my regressing effort this year
Oct 17, 2019 7:24:46 GMT -5
worksforme2: whoops..I meant re-grassing...I don't need to do any regressing...
Oct 17, 2019 11:39:34 GMT -5
donp: Help, No sex for 1 year. I think I have lost my mind.
Oct 17, 2019 13:21:05 GMT -5
javba: Agree donp - why would you NOT lose your mind, Rub one out - it helps for about 12 hours :-)
Oct 17, 2019 14:06:18 GMT -5
worksforme2: donp,...you think you have lost your mind... so you aren't positive... think about it some more and then let us know what you decide...
Oct 17, 2019 14:22:10 GMT -5
RealMustangGuy: Hello all, just sending out a message to anyone that I used to be friends with back in the days of EP. I haven't been on here since 2016. Mostly because I seem to have great difficulty understanding how to work things on this site.
Oct 21, 2019 9:37:54 GMT -5