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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
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Posted - 11/05/2007 :  19:28:08   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Here's an interesting approach to getting a "3-D" effect:




Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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marfknox
SFN Die Hard

USA
3739 Posts

Posted - 11/05/2007 :  20:10:27   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit marfknox's Homepage  Send marfknox an AOL message Send marfknox a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Mooner wrote:
What a scam! I counted just one.
No, man, that one monkey print has 14 monkeys in it - 2 in the foreground and 12 in the background. Plus one crane for good measure. More monkey for your buck, I'd say!

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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 11/05/2007 :  20:26:18   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by marfknox

Mooner wrote:
What a scam! I counted just one.
No, man, that one monkey print has 14 monkeys in it - 2 in the foreground and 12 in the background. Plus one crane for good measure. More monkey for your buck, I'd say!
I gotta get my eyes fixed. So you packed 14 monkeys into one small print? And PeTA says medical researchers are cruel.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13328 Posts

Posted - 11/05/2007 :  21:29:16   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yikes! Either that T.Rex has had too much coffee, or I have...

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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9644 Posts

Posted - 11/13/2007 :  18:32:47   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Today, I talked to the nurse who works at my company regarding some tests that needs to be done. Blood pressure and blod works, for a health profile for my company. At the same time, I asked for a vaccine against the current flu. If I'm going to have the operation in a near future, it wouldn't hurt to make sure I don't get it close to surgery.

While we were talking she also told me they got the report back from the orthopaedic doctor. He was a bit concerned about me having elevated blood pressure and wanted to make sure that it was only temporary, or to start me on medication if the high pressure remained. She could also confirm that I am on the short-list for surgery.
Yay!




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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
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Posted - 11/13/2007 :  18:48:40   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Great to see you're on the list for the new hip!

Do follow up on the BP thing. Unknowingly to me, mine ran wild between normal checkup intervals, even though I was on some meds already. My first indication that I had a problem was a devastating stroke.

Also, if you need BP meds: Be prepared for side-effects. Be reasonably patient about these side-effects, as most will diminish greatly over time. But let your doc know. The first time I took Hytrin (Terazosin), for instance, I could not even stand up after the first dose. That quickly improved.

Since people react so differently from one another, expect that one or two meds may need others substituted. It's good to read the list of side-effects, so you are prepared to notice them. I've found that doctors don't always recognize every side-effect of every drug, and my reading actually helped save me from a drug reaction once. (My doc was glad to be told about that side-effect.) Pharmacists also are a good source for side-effect information, often being more knowledgeable about these than physicians. I now always get the free consultation that pharmacists offer here whenever I get a new prescription.

Remember that minor side-effects are well worth it in the balance, if the drugs can prevent heart attack or stroke.


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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9644 Posts

Posted - 11/14/2007 :  12:11:51   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by HalfMooner

Great to see you're on the list for the new hip!
Indeed! I can see myself getting my life back in a forseeable future. I may even be good enough for the biker season 2008 to get my Bandit out for a spin.

Do follow up on the BP thing.
The orthopaedic doctor sent a note to my company doctor to follow up of the blood pressure and have it monitored, so I'm already onto it. I'm seeing the company nurse right after the weekend. She'll do BP, check blood count, fat, and cholesterol.

Also, if you need BP meds: Be prepared for side-effects.
I've been on meds constantly for the last 5 years, due to my hip-problem, so I know how it works.

Remember that minor side-effects are well worth it in the balance, if the drugs can prevent heart attack or stroke.
Yeah. My father has had a triple bypass, and he got his first Angina pectoris when he was 40. Both my parents are on meds for high blood-fat. However, since I'm aware of my genetic disposition, I'm being much more careful with stress and food than he ever was.

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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
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Posted - 11/14/2007 :  15:03:12   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm glad you already knew that stuff, Mab. But maybe someone else will remember it when they need meds. Not everyone has the hard-won experience that we two old med veterans have. I try to remember the lurkers when I post.


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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9644 Posts

Posted - 11/29/2007 :  13:26:49   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dr. Mabuse
She could also confirm that I am on the short-list for surgery.
Yay!

When she said I was on the short list, she wasn't kidding!
I'm scheduled for surgery on Dec. 6th, the paper just arrived.

My girlfriend will be holding the fort while I'm at the hospital, which I expect to be 10 days (judged by my last stay).

I just hope that my blood pressure has dropped enough until then, I'll be cutting it close. The blood pressure meds usually takes a week or two to take effect.


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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
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Posted - 11/29/2007 :  21:17:43   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yahoo! Having had some painful operations myself, I recommend that you kick back and enjoy the pain meds without an ounce of guilt. It's best not to admit actually enjoying the warm-and-fuzzy feel of modern synthetic opiates, lest buzz-kill surgeons think you are an addictive type, and reduce the dosage prematurely. The doctors will almost certainly prevent you from becoming an addict in any event. If anything, they are probably over-conservative in pain control. When just about all you can do for awhile is to lay about, it's nice to do so without pain, and with pleasure.

Then there will be the physical therapy. PT's are the world's cruelest taskmasters outside US Marine or Al Qaeda drill sergeants. They are also among the most dedicated, educated, underpaid and caring people you will ever meet. They'll do everything they can to get you strong and flexible again.

Good luck. Mab! This will be a major turning point for you, in a very good way.


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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9644 Posts

Posted - 12/05/2007 :  11:56:15   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Surgery postponed due to high blood pressure. Rescheduled to after new Year.

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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
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Posted - 12/05/2007 :  12:23:46   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That's a shame, Mab. Good that they're not saying it'll be delayed six months, though.

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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9644 Posts

Posted - 12/05/2007 :  14:39:32   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
They set the date to January 14th for a new try.
So I have a month to try out another med for my blood pressure.

My consolation prize is a little box of pills labelled Oxykodon,
the drug of choice for celebrities.
I won't be needing all of the pills, maybe he'd be interested in buying my surplus...

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marfknox
SFN Die Hard

USA
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Posted - 12/29/2007 :  16:48:05   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit marfknox's Homepage  Send marfknox an AOL message Send marfknox a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I sent out my first artist's grant application today. I asked for a couple thousand dollars from a foundation that supports "...continuing the dialogue between art and the lives of ordinary people." It felt weird asking for money to make art, and it was mentally exhausting writing about why my work is worthy enough. I'm just so used to accepting that I have to spend money on my art, not receive it. I have no idea what my chances of getting said grant are, but I plan to apply for a lot more in the coming year.

Special thanks to Dave and Matt for the stimulating conversations going on in the secularist humbug thread. Thinking and writing about this stuff helped get the juices flowing so I could write a more passionate and well thought out project proposal.

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H. Humbert
SFN Die Hard

USA
4574 Posts

Posted - 01/08/2008 :  23:34:45   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My latest video. A belated homage to my former town of Fredericksburg, Virginia. It's a compilation of some places we frequented and some of the surrounding Civil War Battlefield cemeteries. Though I only lived there a few years, it will always be a place of fond memories.


"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true." --Demosthenes

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." --Richard P. Feynman

"Face facts with dignity." --found inside a fortune cookie
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