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Postby mac5155 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:10 pm

I have a lump the size of an ornament on my head :lol:

The decor was fine - was just the massive 12 foot christmas tree my wife insisted on having when I suggested we could put cathedral ceilings in our great room.

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Postby dodint » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:12 pm

Glad you're okay.

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Postby mac5155 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:19 pm

You should see the cinder block!! :lol:

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Postby tifosi77 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:22 pm

It's extremely depressing.

124 dollars for acetaminophen.

Tylenol.

I paid 124 for 5 Tylenol.
That’s cheap, compared to what some hospitals charge. There was a big story on this a few years ago where they broke down costs, and showed how they varied depending on which part of the country you lived in. It’s absurd, and indefensible.
The one in Time magazine? Very good story.
That sounds like it. Bitter Pill: https://content.time.com/time/subscribe ... 64,00.html
The most terrible example of this is how two hospitals in Miami that are literally across the street from each other - the doors to their ERs are like 1,000' apart - had something like a 300% difference in cost for the exact same procedure.

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Postby blackjack68 » Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:15 pm

Colonoscopy prep today. First timer.

How are you spending your day off?

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Postby robbiestoupe » Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:50 pm

Colonoscopy prep today. First timer.

How are you spending your day off?
Nice birthday gift, bud

The prep is the worst part. Procedure piece of cake

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Postby blackjack68 » Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:53 pm

That’s what I keep hearing.

First couple glasses in.

I’ve skipped too many birthdays without one. Decided to pull the trigger this year.

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Postby robbiestoupe » Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:00 pm

It took 1-2 days for that ish to kick in for me. And when it did it didn’t stop until the day of the procedure. Horrible

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Postby shoeshine boy » Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:14 am

Colonoscopy prep today. First timer.

How are you spending your day off?
my first one back in the late 90's was horrific. 64 ounces of thick, orange liquid. the last 2 have been better. two 8 ounce glasses 6 hours apart. much easier to take.

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Postby MR25 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:04 am

Pretty sure I'm having a gout flare up. Yesterday was just my big toe. Today my whole foot is practically swollen. Ibu is not helping

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Postby mac5155 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:45 am

Pretty sure I'm having a gout flare up. Yesterday was just my big toe. Today my whole foot is practically swollen. Ibu is not helping
I had my first one in a while this past week too. Must be the temperature change. It was in my left big toe and my right knee at the same time. I couldn't even hobble around.

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Postby mac5155 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:48 am

I pulled the trigger on a Titan Mattress last night: https://titanmattress.com/products/tita ... 9269594202

It got pretty good reviews. Anything will be better than what I currently have.

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Postby Beveridge » Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:00 am

I pulled the trigger on a Titan Mattress last night: https://titanmattress.com/products/tita ... 9269594202

It got pretty good reviews. Anything will be better than what I currently have.
I've heard good things about tuft and needle too.

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Postby dodint » Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:58 pm

I pulled the trigger on a Titan Mattress last night: https://titanmattress.com/products/tita ... 9269594202

It got pretty good reviews. Anything will be better than what I currently have.
Prop the old one up against the wall at the bottom of the basement steps. Just in case you have another decor incident.

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Postby mac5155 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:14 pm

I pulled the trigger on a Titan Mattress last night: https://titanmattress.com/products/tita ... 9269594202

It got pretty good reviews. Anything will be better than what I currently have.
Prop the old one up against the wall at the bottom of the basement steps. Just in case you have another decor incident.
It was the outside wall so.. :lol:

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Postby blackjack68 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:05 pm

Colonoscopy prep today. First timer.

How are you spending your day off?
my first one back in the late 90's was horrific. 64 ounces of thick, orange liquid. the last 2 have been better. two 8 ounce glasses 6 hours apart. much easier to take.
128 Oz. of Colyte for prep. Watery, salty Gatorade like drink.

Clean bill of health. “See you in 10 years.”

Couldn’t have been much better.

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Postby NTP66 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:59 am

Woke up at 4am and just couldn't get back to sleep. Laid there staring at the ceiling when it dawned on me that I don't remember what pure silence sounds like thanks to tinnitus. Mine is thankfully manageable, but I wouldn't wish this on anyone.

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Postby count2infinity » Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:28 am

Started with a runny nose Monday, turned into wooziness and fatigue with runny nose and slight cough Monday into Tuesday. Been working from home since. Still have a cough. I’m convincing myself it’s not covid. It’s just a daycare cold since my kiddo had a bit of a runny nose over the weekend but has since been fine. My wife hasn’t gotten any symptoms. I haven’t (to my knowledge) been in contact with anyone with covid. So it’s not covid. No need to go get tested, right?

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Postby Faftorial » Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:28 am

Woke up at 4am and just couldn't get back to sleep. Laid there staring at the ceiling when it dawned on me that I don't remember what pure silence sounds like thanks to tinnitus. Mine is thankfully manageable, but I wouldn't wish this on anyone.
:(

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Postby shafnutz05 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:38 am

Started with a runny nose Monday, turned into wooziness and fatigue with runny nose and slight cough Monday into Tuesday. Been working from home since. Still have a cough. I’m convincing myself it’s not covid. It’s just a daycare cold since my kiddo had a bit of a runny nose over the weekend but has since been fine. My wife hasn’t gotten any symptoms. I haven’t (to my knowledge) been in contact with anyone with covid. So it’s not covid. No need to go get tested, right?
I'm sure you're fine...or are you? ;)

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Postby robbiestoupe » Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:40 am

Woke up at 4am and just couldn't get back to sleep. Laid there staring at the ceiling when it dawned on me that I don't remember what pure silence sounds like thanks to tinnitus. Mine is thankfully manageable, but I wouldn't wish this on anyone.
Do you think the tinnitus kept you awake? I have it too, but only notice it when I think about it. There are times when I stare at the ceiling not able to sleep and now wonder if this is part of the reason why.

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Postby NTP66 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:52 am

Woke up at 4am and just couldn't get back to sleep. Laid there staring at the ceiling when it dawned on me that I don't remember what pure silence sounds like thanks to tinnitus. Mine is thankfully manageable, but I wouldn't wish this on anyone.
Do you think the tinnitus kept you awake? I have it too, but only notice it when I think about it. There are times when I stare at the ceiling not able to sleep and now wonder if this is part of the reason why.
I don't think so, no. I had a massive headache which was part of the issue. It's just so noticeable when the house is quiet, because it's all you hear. I really hope that the treatments I keep hearing around in Ireland and Europe make their way over here, because I would pay whatever it costs to be included.

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Postby shoeshine boy » Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:59 am

Started with a runny nose Monday, turned into wooziness and fatigue with runny nose and slight cough Monday into Tuesday. Been working from home since. Still have a cough. I’m convincing myself it’s not covid. It’s just a daycare cold since my kiddo had a bit of a runny nose over the weekend but has since been fine. My wife hasn’t gotten any symptoms. I haven’t (to my knowledge) been in contact with anyone with covid. So it’s not covid. No need to go get tested, right?
I've heard this from so many people and plenty of times, though not all, it turns out oops! it's COVID!
if you haven't lost taste or smell you've got a decent shot that it is just kid cooties.
related: sitting in a meeting last week and a vendor called about some salt spreaders we bought that the hydraulics are messed up on. he was planning to come by on Tuesday to check them out. we ask how he was doing and he said, "really not feeling well but I don't think it's COVID. I mean, I have no sense of smell and can't taste anything but there's no way it's COVID." DUDE! REALLY???? it's **** COVID! go get a test and DO NOT come over here! :roll:

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Postby count2infinity » Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:22 am

I took pto today and was just going to rest, but HR asked that I go get tested. They said not only will it be better to just know for sure on their end, but our company policy is that if you get tested it’s a free pto day to encourage going to get tested. I’ll go to the free drive through testing and get it done just for ease of mind.

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Postby NTP66 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:26 am

Free PTO day is worth the brain stab.

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