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PCHeintz72

The Sentient Fanfic Search Engine mk II
Sigh... had Easter dinner, great ham and other dishes, everything fine. Then dessert, a nice chocolate cream pie, and I manage to bust a tooth on it. It must have been ready to go anyway, as a cream pie could not have enough solid material to do that.

Oddly, not in any pain, which is another indicator to me it had to be ready tro go... will now need to call and make a apt. with a dentist though.
 

ThreadWeaver

Beware of Dog. Cat not trustworthy either.
No pain just means you didn't expose or involve any of the nerve pulp, which is good. Not having the enamel sheath makes the tooth more prone to infection, so yes, getting an appointment would be a good idea. Root canals really suck, speaking from experience.
 

seitora

Well-Known Member
I had probably a third of a canine just kind of fall off about 8 years ago right when eating almonds. Fortunately, that's the only time that's happened. There wasn't any pain, but I had enough exposed that being outside in the winter before I was able to get a dental appointment to get it fixed up hurt really bad from the cold air.

Anyways. Have a random fox gif

https://gfycat.com/gifs/detail/severallimpbagworm
 

da_fox2279

California Crackpot
I have had the worst day of my life today.

Bit of backstory: my father had a stroke Feb. 20. Not too bad, some muscle weakness, trouble walking, some slurring of words and aphasia. 2 days later, he had another one; this one resulted in loss of speech, trouble chewing and swallowing. He spent the better part of a month in the hospital/convalescent home recovering before coming home. Two weeks later, back into the hospital he goes, because he has stopped eating, lowered his water consumption a lot, and has a UTI.

No biggie, he's treated, sent back to the convalescent home for more rehab, he's doing a lot better. Then he starts shitting blood. Exam can't find anything wrong down below, but does find a patch of precancerous cells in his esophagus, which gets removed. A week later, he not only has blood in his stool, but starts puking up blood.

Doctor told me they still can't figure out where exactly the bleeding is coming from, which is a problem, because the hospital is giving him blood and plasma... 6 units in 24 hours, which I guess is a lot? He's also hooked up to a ventilator to allow him to breathe. Doc lays it out plainly: it's only a matter of time before they have to stop giving him blood/plasma, because they won't give all their supply to one patient. That's a risk they won't take.

So I had to make a decision, and take my dad's wishes into account. I told them to stop the blood transfusions, stop the drugs, take him off the ventilator, let him die a peaceful death... the way he told me wanted.

I got the call 90 minutes later.
 

Lord Raa

Exporter of Juice Tins
My condolences.

For what it's worth, I think you made the right call. It's the one I'd make for my own father and the one I hope people would make for me.
 

seitora

Well-Known Member
Getting a very sizeable tax return, thanks to putting a lot of money into my tax-deductible pension plan last year.
 

PCHeintz72

The Sentient Fanfic Search Engine mk II
Got my second Covid-19 vaccine booster shot at the doctors office while getting a checkup... this seems to be following the pattern of the other 3 shots... I'm very achy and tired/sluggish.

I was mostly fine otherwise, even lost 7+lbs since last visit, though my blood pressure was higher than normal.
 

BtML

Well-Known Member
Well, I am back home from the hospital, finally, still having no f***ing clue just what kind of infection I had, but at least that continuous fever seems to be done with. Let me tell you, having to deal not only the four days it took me to get to the hospital with a fever (highest point was 39 C), then having to deal with it at the hospital for the extra five was really not fun. At least the antibiotics were good enough to finally get me in good enough condition that I could be released back home.

Worst. Nine. Days. Of. My. Life. EVER.

Would NOT recommend.
 

AoMythology

Apparently a report-er
I'm a bit sick today too. Probably a very mild food poisoning or moderately powerful gastroenteritis, since I vomited thrice during the morning and have gone to the toilet over a dozen times so far, today.
 

sith2886

Well-Known Member
Edit: nothing to see here move along
 
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BtML

Well-Known Member
The aftermath of all that hasn't been great either. Like, holy s**t, my ability to gauge my own body temperature at all has been shot to hell. It IS getting better, but it's gradual process.

And as a diabetic, this is playing merry havoc on my blood sugar levels. The fact that I'm not able to do anything too strenuous physically is hitting me here in a way I don't like. Like, at all.

*sigh* This is going to be hell to deal with going forward.
 

Lord Raa

Exporter of Juice Tins
I got the news today that my younger brother needs surgery.

He had a fall last year, and after some tests and scans, it turns out that he's got a lesion on his spine.

As I understand things, he's going under the knife in about six weeks' time.

I have no reason not to believe that everything will be fine, but it feels weird that there's a chance that my brother might not see Christmas.
 

da_fox2279

California Crackpot
Same here. Hope the surgery turns out okay, and that everything goes well for your brother.
 

Lord Raa

Exporter of Juice Tins
I spoke with my brother a short while ago, and he's in good spirits.

He made the decision to have the operation himself, which was the right one.
 
VEGETA, what does the post counter scouter say about his post count level?!

IT'S OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAND!

WHAT?! NINE THOUSAND?!
 
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