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titaniumed
03-07-2009, 09:43 AM
In the past, I have mentioned that I was sick and have not been feeling well. Coughing and sneezing and vomiting have been the norm. Even with being "battle hardened", these are indicators that something is wrong and I guess I should take them a little more seriously.

With my anterior surgery, after putting the jigsaw puzzle back together, I have had blockage problems in my intestines. When this happens, your CNS sends pain signals right to your back, which means 9 level pains, (hell, I'm used to it) and also triggers saliva production. Saliva has enzymes to protect the esophagus and stomach. This triggers the vomiting, and my body is saying, "were blocked up down here, no more food!)

After a fun evening of pain without opiates, I went down to the hospital last night due to my constipation, and x-lax not working. The first thing they do is check your blood. My white blood cell count is through the roof and the Doc told me that I have something going on here and not to ignore this, I have something wrong.I also have this hard lump on my left side. They gave me Magnesium Citrate oral solution to unblock my intestines, and yes it worked.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_blood_cells

So I guess I will probably be seeing my vascular surgeon here next week. I am not looking forward to this.

No comedy today folks
Ed

Pooka1
03-07-2009, 09:50 AM
Good luck, Ed. I'm sorry you are in such pain. I have confidence the doctors can fix you.

Susie*Bee
03-07-2009, 09:55 AM
So sorry to hear about this, Ed. I'm praying for you-- and for wisdom for your doctors. Please keep us updated. Hugs, Susie

debbei
03-07-2009, 11:06 AM
In the past, I have mentioned that I was sick and have not been feeling well. Coughing and sneezing and vomiting have been the norm. Even with being "battle hardened", these are indicators that something is wrong and I guess I should take them a little more seriously.

With my anterior surgery, after putting the jigsaw puzzle back together, I have had blockage problems in my intestines. When this happens, your CNS sends pain signals right to your back, which means 9 level pains, (hell, I'm used to it) and also triggers saliva production. Saliva has enzymes to protect the esophagus and stomach. This triggers the vomiting, and my body is saying, "were blocked up down here, no more food!)

After a fun evening of pain without opiates, I went down to the hospital last night due to my constipation, and x-lax not working. The first thing they do is check your blood. My white blood cell count is through the roof and the Doc told me that I have something going on here and not to ignore this, I have something wrong.I also have this hard lump on my left side. They gave me Magnesium Citrate oral solution to unblock my intestines, and yes it worked.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_blood_cells

So I guess I will probably be seeing my vascular surgeon here next week. I am not looking forward to this.

No comedy today folks
Ed

Oh Ed, I'm so sorry to hear this; you've been through so much already. I hope they can figure it out good and quick and that it is something simple. I'm glad the solution worked for you. Please let us know what happens. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Singer
03-07-2009, 12:07 PM
Thinking of you, Ed. Keep the faith!

nervous
03-07-2009, 01:35 PM
Ed, so sorry to hear this! Try the best to keep up the fun, positive attitude of yours! Your in my thoughts!

Rachel

ddr
03-07-2009, 01:56 PM
Ed,
Hope everything turns out ok for you.
dd

titaniumed
03-08-2009, 10:22 AM
My surgeon prescribes antibiotics before every dental procedure for 5 years after surgery -- but this makes me wonder if it's prudent to take them before ANY procedure for a longer length of time.......

Thats funny, I just had my teeth scraped at the Periodontist without Amoxicillan. Im feeling a little better, but still have something going on, virus,or infection.

This is the first time I have been sick after my operations. Its funny how the pain gets magnified with scoliosis.

Ed

LynnMarie74
03-08-2009, 11:15 AM
Ed- total bummer....Im really sorry to hear about your new found situation. Keeping your spirits high along w/your awesome sence of humor will help! We're all thinking of you........take care.

titaniumed
03-08-2009, 11:50 AM
You guys are great.

Its good to brainstorm, its the best way to reach conclusions. Thanks Chris, for reminding me about the antibiotic dental thing. We all know quite a bit, its just forgetting everything that's a problem as we get older.

Having surgery or being sick requires careful thought. Of course that careful thought is needed during the most critical times.
Ed

laurieg6
03-08-2009, 11:57 AM
I really hope you figure out what's wrong and start feeling well soon.

Hang in there,

briarrose
03-08-2009, 02:59 PM
Hi Ed,

I hope things get better soon. Have you ever tried this stuff?

https://web0.herbdoc.com/index.php?option=com_oscommerce&osMod=product_info&Itemid=42&products_id=55&gclid=CJ_51buOlJkCFQFvGgodp2j1aw&c=1

I've had problems with constipation since I was a kid. Nothing worked for me after my surgery except this. If you do try it, make sure you take it on a full stomach. It will make you sick otherwise. It's also a lot cheaper on eBay.

Shell

Singer
03-08-2009, 04:50 PM
Also, I defy anyone to eat one of those Fiber One bars and not "go." Those things are crrrrrazy.

Doodles
03-08-2009, 07:35 PM
I love Fiber 1 Bars--I eat one or 2 a day--chocolate chip. (Only 2 Weight Watcher points!) I guess if that's the case I'd be in a bad place without them.
Ed--Hope you find some answers to your problems and are back to your cheery self soon. I follow your posts with interest since in 3 weeks I too will be T2-pelvis. I don't see too many of us on here that get that great long scar. I'm thinking of getting it tatooed later so it all looks like a great big zipper! Ha! Take care. Janet

asccbodypro
03-08-2009, 08:02 PM
Ed,

Sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. I certainly hope that they can figure out quickly what is going on.

To Everyone:

Out of curiosity.....I know everyone has trouble with constipation post surgery due to the meds and such. However, prior to surgery have many of you suffered with constipation all the time? I have for a number of years and looking back I wonder if it's because of my scoliosis. Trust me, I eat lots of fiber and drink 1 gallon of water every day. Yes 1 whole gallon folks, I never joke about my water intake. Habits from bodybulding days. I would love to know what the polls say lol...

Again, Ed, good luck and try and take care of yourself!!!

discombobulated
03-09-2009, 12:30 AM
Ed, thinking much of you. It's so frustrating to have symptoms, especially long-running ones, with no firm diagnosis. At least once you know - you know, & can start on fixing it! I so hope you get this sorted...without surgery, & most especially, with no nasty diagnosis.

Take care, & never let them excise that sense of humour :p

Nancy Joy
03-09-2009, 09:14 PM
Hi Ed~
Boy, do I hate hearing you have a complication. I understand your pain as that was how my lymph cyst was. Something was pressing so hard on my spine that the pain was getting worse rather than better after my anterior surgery. I am sooooo glad you did not ignore how you felt so that this was discovered. I will be praying mightily for you and your Dr.'s as you go thru this journey.

Jimbo
03-10-2009, 06:50 AM
Best of luck mate. Sending some good vibes your way ~~~~~~~~~

JoAnn5
03-10-2009, 10:26 AM
Thinking of you Ed... Hope your intestinal problem is something that can be dealt with soon and easily! I had diverticulitis once that caused lots of pain and high blood counts. I think our scoliosis does have an indirect effect on our digestive system function. If it can bother other internal organs, just makes sense that it can affect that too! Get well soon!!!:)

titaniumed
03-10-2009, 09:59 PM
Thanx for all the well wishes.

I've been feeling better. The Doc is running Azithromycin through me. Its a full course of antibiotic therapy in just 5 doses.
Then, more blood tests after 10 days and a ct scan of my hard lump.

I did pick up some Celebrex "just in case"

I hope there will be no surprises. sigh Oh well, One day at a time

Ed

doodie
03-15-2009, 09:57 AM
Oh Ed, I'm so sorry to hear of your troubles :( (I am just now getting caught up with messages on the board so I missed this thread) Good for you getting to the Dr. though - Hopefully the meds will help and they can figure out what's going on.

Stay strong like you always do!

titaniumed
03-15-2009, 12:58 PM
Thanks Guys.

Im pretty sure I have a hernia. We will see.

More mountain climbing ahead.

Ed

titaniumed
03-27-2009, 10:17 AM
I'm going in for a ct with oral solution in 1 hour. I have to drink 2 bottles, banana flavor and fruit flavor. I asked for Jack Daniels flavor, but they were out due to high demand.

They will also use iohexol through an IV for viewing veins.

I should be glowing like a Halloween skeleton here soon.

Its funny, You ever see a skeleton sitting on a toilet ?
Ed

Pooka1
03-27-2009, 11:11 AM
I'm going in for a ct with oral solution in 1 hour. I have to drink 2 bottles, banana flavor and fruit flavor. I asked for Jack Daniels flavor, but they were out due to high demand.

They will also use iohexol through an IV for viewing veins.

I should be glowing like a Halloween skeleton here soon.

Its funny, You ever see a skeleton sitting on a toilet ?
Ed

You have amazing grace, Ti Ed.

They will figure this out and fix you up.

Good luck to you. :)

52skeedoo
03-27-2009, 12:23 PM
Ed-- I just read about your problems and hope the tests today find something real easy to fix.

My thoughts are with you. Keep up the good attitude.

LynnMarie74
03-27-2009, 12:45 PM
Good luck Ed! Let us know what the tests show!

debbei
03-27-2009, 12:52 PM
Jack Daniels flavor---you should suggest that to them! LOL I hope they can figure this out for you Ed, and fix it right away.

titaniumed
03-29-2009, 12:44 AM
I went down to the hospital and picked up my reports this morning and they revealed gall stones. The pain has subsided since I have been eating like a rabbit. That is necessary as I cannot process the fat, and that is why I'm losing weight.

I've been eating apples like Johnny Appleseed for the pectin which supposedly reduces stone diameter.

The gall bladder diet sucks. I'm trying to get used to it.

Ed

Susie*Bee
03-29-2009, 06:50 AM
Sorry about the gallstones, but it must be good to know what the problem is. That's too bad about the diet and losing weight... but hopefully you won't be on it for long. What's the next step? Thinking of you! And praying too. :) Susie

debbei
03-29-2009, 08:24 AM
Well at least you know what it is now Ed. I hope your rabbit eating doesn't have to last too long.

Pooka1
03-29-2009, 08:42 AM
I am relieved you got an answer.

I didn't realize folks could try to manage gall stones with diet rather than having the gall bladder removed.

Good luck, Ti Ed.

Jo 71-09
03-29-2009, 12:51 PM
Hi Ed, Do the Drs think the gall stones will pass on their own once they are smaller do to your "rabbit" diet? If so, I hope it works for you. Thinking of you and hoping you are feeling better soon. Jo

titaniumed
04-04-2009, 10:04 AM
Well I saw my vascular surgeon yesterday and I told him that I would have to "think about" having my gall bladder removed.
I told him about my diet change, and virtually eliminating my "fat" intake, and he said that that was fine. He did mention that most that have gall bladder attacks will have a reoccurance in 6 months. In the mean time, Im headed to Park city,Utah for some skiing for a week. Ive been feeling good.
Ed

titaniumed
05-01-2009, 06:02 AM
Guess what? I'm up in the middle of the night. Its the bottom line with me, surgery means sleeping problems. I have no pain till I lay down. I can get a little sleep on my left side, but on my back and right side I feel a pulling pain in the surgical area. Breathing deeply trigger quite a bit of pain, its expected. Just pulling on delicate things on the inhale.

I'm disappointed that I couldn't get my large gall stone after my surgery this morning. I was going to crazy glue it to the front of my fridge as a cholesterol reminder. Oh well, no biggie, Ill just glue a golf ball there instead. (they get that big) mine was 5/8" dia.

I lost 40# in 40 days on the Percocet weight loss program after my scoli surgeries. I did not have them in my May 2007 Cts per the radiology dept when I passed my Kidney stone. I believe Karen is right about not eating enough to release bile and the buildup or stagnancy in the gall bladder produced the stones. It makes sense.

I'm getting tired about having to repeat my medical history to the various nurses at all the different medical facilities. Pam mentioned something about tattoos and I'm thinking I should tattoo my medical history across my back in chronological order.
I have 2 pages available since I have the long scar divider from neck to to the ...... gluteus cleftus.

well, on pain ratings. 1-10 scale
gall bladder removal ..............................................1
rotator cuff tear and broken humeral head .................1
A/P scoliosis surgery ............................................ 10
passing a 7mm kidney stone through a 2mm ureter... 13 intense for 7 hrs, spiked to 20 during passage for 25 minutes
laser lithotripsy....................................... ...............1
head and shoulders in eyes at age 5.........................25
grabbing soldering iron with hand age 6.....................50
brutal ski crash 27 stitches in head age 15..................1
sciatica for 9 months............................................ ...9

Its funny, as a child, pain is magnified. If a scratch at age 2 scores 100, how high would scoliosis surgery score at young ages?

Ed

Snoopy
05-01-2009, 06:37 AM
A/P scoliosis surgery ............................................ 10
passing a 7mm kidney stone through a 2mm ureter... 13 intense for 7 hrs, spiked to 20 during passage for 25 minutes

Ed

Ed,

I am totally feeling your kidney stone pain! I took my 17 y.o. daughter to the ER over the weekend. Turns out she has kidney stones in both kidneys and a kidney infection, just for good measure. She's had more pain from this than she did from her Scoli surgery! Her doctor says that most women who have experienced both kidney stones and child birth, will always choose child birth pain over kidney stone pain. Jamie has joked that after this, giving birth will be a piece of cake!

Mary Lou

scoliboymom
05-01-2009, 08:55 AM
Ed,
I had to shuckle regarding your tatooing your medical history. My daughter
(19) had several ongoing and overlapping medical conditions over the past year. Early on (after about 5 different prescriptions) I told her to write out all
that she has taken, been through, diagnosed with, etc and now she just hands this to any new physician she sees. They are always appreciative and besides its sometimes hard to remember all the details.
Ramona

debbei
05-01-2009, 09:10 AM
Feel better soon Ed. You could tattoo yourself, but maybe they won't be able to read it when you get older. :) You know, when the skin starts to DROOP!! BWHAAAHAAA :D

Sorry; I shouldn't try to make you laugh when you're already in pain. ;)

titaniumed
05-01-2009, 10:27 AM
No droop here! No way. I used to wrestle back in the olden days. Im on the top.

http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/1024192333000789981kooPBprupO

This poor guy just couldnt hang in there through the years. Looks like quite a choppy history. I dont see any droop, do you?

loves to skate
05-01-2009, 11:05 AM
Hi Ed
That's a lot of tattoos. Hopefully they will get electronic medical records up and running soon; otherwise you will have to grade the pain from the tattoos and have that tattooed also.:D Glad you are OK from the gall bladder surgery.
BTW, I watched my son pass a kidney stone and he was definitely in more pain than my childbirth experience, maybe even my acute sciatica experience which was at least a 12. I'm not sure about the scoli surgery, I was on drugs for that.:)
Sally

debbei
05-01-2009, 11:31 AM
No droop here! No way. I used to wrestle back in the olden days. Im on the top.

http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/1024192333000789981kooPBprupO

This poor guy just couldnt hang in there through the years. Looks like quite a choppy history. I dont see any droop, do you?

Now there's a nice back and no droop!! My goodness! :D

titaniumed
05-01-2009, 11:51 AM
Thats the front chop shot Debbe, LMAO Classic!!! Sharon appreciated the art, she must be at the art museum today. LOL
I forgot the sciatica events Sally, How could that have happened?
Ed

titaniumed
05-01-2009, 12:28 PM
Mary Lou

Stones plural? How many? Did she pass any? How big are they? Her bear traps up high must have been killer!

I had the kidney stone happen before my fusion surgery and I kept repeating that my back was killing me over and over and over. When the nurse came she gave me a choice, which I don't remember. I just told her to knock me out. No vicoden, just knock me out with a shot!!! I needed all my systems shut off. Kill the lights now!

I don't know if I could handle another stone seriously. My blood pressure when the stone passed was scary high. It was quite the event let me tell you. Its the boulders that can kill you, some people pass sand size every day.

I had a laser lithotripsy. That's where they go up "the hard way" and laser it in smaller chunks and pull out in a cage. They can go all the way up to the kidney. Sometimes they use stents for a few days and pull out later. Its quite some distance, you know, they basically have a fishing reel down at the end of the table.

My urologist scares the hell out of me. Were talking tricky stuff here. I mean, who is the Doctor a guy needs to trust the most? All it takes is one slip and voice change becomes permanent. I went a had a KUB (kidney,urinary,bladder)x-ray at the hospital, came back and he looked for 1 second and said "I have to go in, any questions" Of course my urinary tract knowledge at that time consisted of plumbing terminology I learned at home depot. My first surgery you know? and he has to go in? "UHHH WHERE DOC" ????

He kind of looks like Adam Sandler also. Our discussion should have been filmed. LOL

I'm very picky about what I eat now, and I think its understandable. I've lost 15 lbs in the last 9 weeks and love the food I'm eating. Standard American breakfast, eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, coffee is probably the worst thing you can put in your mouth. If food last more than 4 days, don't eat it. I'm done with the chemicals and food colorings.
My hair dressers daughter had gall stones at age 12.

Apples have pectin which supposedly reduces stone diameters. An apple a day keeps the Doctor away is learned in kindergarten. This diet stuff needs enforcement!

Immune systems need to be up to snuff these days with all these new things like "swine flu" That's probably the main thing here along with vigorous washing of hands for 5 minutes, and general sanitary protocol.

Lunch time in school should include dietary class also. Gym is mandatory right, well we are shutting down schools and losing productivity due to people getting sick. Diet and food class should be mandatory in school. The billions of dollars that are funneled into pharmaceutical companies with insurance drug dollars should be used for thing of this nature. Grow our own crops here, not import them. We import too much as it is.

Keep me at bay on Jamie's stone dilemma. There are plenty of renal sites on-line. Tons of them
Ed

Pooka1
05-01-2009, 03:32 PM
Thats the front chop shot Debbe, LMAO Classic!!! Sharon appreciated the art, she must be at the art museum today. LOL
I forgot the sciatica events Sally, How could that have happened?
Ed

I had sciatica or a pinched nerve or something while I was losing my disc in my lumbar. The pain was 0 then 10 then 0. Nothing in-between.

BTW, I was not at the art museum though I do somewhat enjoy going there. I saw the Monet exhibit when it was here... fifty some paintings that was the largest assembled exhibit of Monet paintings ever put together or something along those lines.

But I never realized how compelling sculpture could be, Ti Ed. You opened my eyes and I will be forever grateful. :eek: :D

Qikdraw
05-01-2009, 04:43 PM
Well Ed I hope you are feeling better.

In the spirit of what you have brought to this site, I can only emulate the great master...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co1qefSOn-c

Brad

Pooka1
05-01-2009, 05:53 PM
Wow that's an old one. He looks much younger in that one.

JenniferG
05-01-2009, 10:38 PM
I cringed just reading this thread. :eek:

Take good care Ed. Surely you have the right to be well now, for the rest of your life. You've done your time.

titaniumed
05-01-2009, 11:22 PM
Thanks Brad.

My abdomen is distended and sore. I'm filtering the anesthesia out of my system. The anesteologist did a good job and added more antiemetic to the mix. due to me being a vomitron.

It is important to address the fact that you are fused if doing a surgery on anesthesia. I did get on the operating table myself however, when they moved me off the table, they wrenched my neck and shoulder and of course things are sore now. Someone lifted my head with enough force to knock things out of alignment.

I wish they would use a scooper or similar device to transfer off the table. Similar to what the paramedics use out in the field to pick up someone who has been traumatized. It really isn't all that difficult. Its the engineering at the table companies.

I don't feel as bad as the whooped roman statue in my post # 38. I have more parts than him. LOL

Have you been to the Hearst Castle? You are in Lancaster, that's not too bad of a drive. Its a neat place. A testimonial to the brilliance of Julia Morgan's engineering talents and WR Hearst's art picking talent. I believe that he acquired about 40% of the worlds artwork. He knew that it would be invaluable and it is. They have no insurance, they have a fire dept at the castle, and they patrol all the time 24 hrs 365 days per year. I've done all the tours. I've bought and read all the books.

http://www.hearstcastle.org/art/Sarcophagus.asp

Ck out the detail! Its also outside.
Ed

Qikdraw
05-02-2009, 02:11 AM
I had to ask the expert (my wife) if I have been, she says no, so its probably a no. :D She wants to go again sometime, she went as a child, but wants to go back.

One place I do want to go to is the Ice Hotel (http://www.hoteldeglace-canada.com/index.php). I'd love to spend a night in there.

Snoopy
05-02-2009, 06:41 AM
Mary Lou

Stones plural? How many? Did she pass any? How big are they? Her bear traps up high must have been killer!

I had the kidney stone happen before my fusion surgery and I kept repeating that my back was killing me over and over and over. When the nurse came she gave me a choice, which I don't remember. I just told her to knock me out. No vicoden, just knock me out with a shot!!! I needed all my systems shut off. Kill the lights now!

I don't know if I could handle another stone seriously. My blood pressure when the stone passed was scary high. It was quite the event let me tell you. Its the boulders that can kill you, some people pass sand size every day.

I had a laser lithotripsy. That's where they go up "the hard way" and laser it in smaller chunks and pull out in a cage. They can go all the way up to the kidney. Sometimes they use stents for a few days and pull out later. Its quite some distance, you know, they basically have a fishing reel down at the end of the table.

My urologist scares the hell out of me. Were talking tricky stuff here. I mean, who is the Doctor a guy needs to trust the most? All it takes is one slip and voice change becomes permanent. I went a had a KUB (kidney,urinary,bladder)x-ray at the hospital, came back and he looked for 1 second and said "I have to go in, any questions" Of course my urinary tract knowledge at that time consisted of plumbing terminology I learned at home depot. My first surgery you know? and he has to go in? "UHHH WHERE DOC" ????

He kind of looks like Adam Sandler also. Our discussion should have been filmed. LOL

I'm very picky about what I eat now, and I think its understandable. I've lost 15 lbs in the last 9 weeks and love the food I'm eating. Standard American breakfast, eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, coffee is probably the worst thing you can put in your mouth. If food last more than 4 days, don't eat it. I'm done with the chemicals and food colorings.
My hair dressers daughter had gall stones at age 12.

Apples have pectin which supposedly reduces stone diameters. An apple a day keeps the Doctor away is learned in kindergarten. This diet stuff needs enforcement!

Immune systems need to be up to snuff these days with all these new things like "swine flu" That's probably the main thing here along with vigorous washing of hands for 5 minutes, and general sanitary protocol.

Lunch time in school should include dietary class also. Gym is mandatory right, well we are shutting down schools and losing productivity due to people getting sick. Diet and food class should be mandatory in school. The billions of dollars that are funneled into pharmaceutical companies with insurance drug dollars should be used for thing of this nature. Grow our own crops here, not import them. We import too much as it is.

Keep me at bay on Jamie's stone dilemma. There are plenty of renal sites on-line. Tons of them
Ed

Hi Ed,

Yes plural! I'm not sure how many, but she has stones in both kidneys. I'm not sure how large the stone are. I'll be sure to ask. She had a repeat urine test on Thursday, which shows everything isn't completely cleared up yet. She goes back this Thursday and there is talk of a repeat CAT scan in a week or two. They've explained that we might need to try medication to break up the stones.

As pleasant as your experience sounds :D I sure hope she can avoid going through what you have. I can sit here and picture you in the doctor's office when he explained what he needed to do to you. I'm sure your first reaction was to cross your legs and protect everything. What's your phone number......I want to hear for myself just how high your voice is right now.

Amen on the dietary issues at school. Jamie's doctor tells her she needs to drink more water. I told him she drinks Propel water with her lunch and water with dinner and mostly water in between once she is home. I told him that the health classes in school teach the kids that they need to drink x number of ounces of water per day, and yet they aren't allowed to have a water bottle in school! I asked for and received a note from the doctor allowing Jamie to have a water bottle in school and he added that she should be allowed to use the restroom as needed.

Thanks for the information. Hopefully you and Jamie are both on the road to recovery. I'll share your diet tips with her.

Mary Lou

txmarinemom
05-02-2009, 08:59 AM
Poor Jamie and poor Ed ... :=( Mary Lou, that's awful to imagine helplessly watching your kid go through that!

But, heaven help me, I can't stop laughing at "vomitron". Ed, you're twisted (no, not literally ... anymore). I love that in a person! And now you're mentoring that poor innocent Brad fellow (:rolleyes:) ... where will it stop?

Pooka1
05-02-2009, 09:25 AM
No end of suffering.

No justice in this universe.

The entire game is in how you handle it.

Ti Ed has raised handling adversity and affliction to a Zen Art. It's a mental strength some folks have.

Qikdraw
05-03-2009, 01:37 PM
And now you're mentoring that poor innocent Brad fellow (:rolleyes:) ... where will it stop?

Hey! I am innocent!! Or was anyway...

There I was, living in Canada, as peaceful and serene a life as you could have, living in my igloo, hunting with my sled dogs and eating whale blubber sandwiches, when all of a sudden this sultry vixen lures me into the US and ensnares me into her web with her sultry vixeny behaviour. Its really not my fault, I'm blaming my wife entirely. :D

Brad

Pooka1
05-03-2009, 04:46 PM
(snip)

[...] her sultry vixeny behaviour. (snip)

:D

Good one.

titaniumed
05-03-2009, 07:11 PM
Nanook,

You are innocent, at least at the present moment. Now I've been to Canadia a few times. In fact almost every year there for a while, and I must say that you blokes really know how to party! I honestly don't think I could survive another trip. Well, just give me a few more days for my swelling to go down, and I will think about it.

I have a friend who has an island in the St Lawrence river and its nicknamed "devils island". On one of the trips, my back was completely trashed and I had to find a Chiropractor right away. What a fiasco, after the hike through the woods,(crab walk) several mile boat trip up the river,(standing up in the stern) and car ride, I visited a chiro in Brockville, On. He was nice enough to see me, but he was afraid to touch me. He used his ultrasound machine and only performed "the basic" chiro moves. He saved me, but boy those trips up there can be toughies. I should start a thread on "scoliosis and scotch" "The Seagram's method" Let me tell ya, I've done the studies! along with my Canadian buddies.

I must lift my rating on cholecystectomy up a notch. I've been sleeping like a log...........................
Over and out
Ed

Qikdraw
05-04-2009, 03:43 PM
Nanook,

You are innocent, at least at the present moment. Now I've been to Canadia a few times. In fact almost every year there for a while, and I must say that you blokes really know how to party! I honestly don't think I could survive another trip. Well, just give me a few more days for my swelling to go down, and I will think about it.

Yeah, as a youth I partied a little too much. So much so that even the smell of rum and I start to gag. Which makes it difficult to make my tiramasu. :(


I have a friend who has an island in the St Lawrence river and its nicknamed "devils island". On one of the trips, my back was completely trashed and I had to find a Chiropractor right away. What a fiasco, after the hike through the woods,(crab walk) several mile boat trip up the river,(standing up in the stern) and car ride, I visited a chiro in Brockville, On. He was nice enough to see me, but he was afraid to touch me. He used his ultrasound machine and only performed "the basic" chiro moves. He saved me, but boy those trips up there can be toughies. I should start a thread on "scoliosis and scotch" "The Seagram's method" Let me tell ya, I've done the studies! along with my Canadian buddies.

Is that one of the Apostle Islands? With a lighthouse on it?

That does sound like quite a trip! I've never heard of the Seagram's method, you might consider patenting that, publish some papers, set up some clinics and who knows? Maybe one day you'll have people shilling that method here! :D

titaniumed
05-05-2009, 09:40 AM
Not the Apostle islands,the Lindsay islands, part of the Admiralty group near Kingston and Ganaoque. Its very similar to the movie"On golden pond" if you remember that one. Henry Fonda and Katherine Hepburn. Driving a boat around rocks will drive one to drink, along with old chotchety professors and attorneys.

Shilling the Seagram's method? That's a method that doesn't need any help with sales! Only unproven or controversial methods need that kind of support. I'm not supportive of alcohol or drugs. I've found that they just don't help things at all. Im an evolved teetotaler now, and have been for quite some time.

At 4 days post gall bladder surgery, I'm pretty darn good I might say. I think this is it. I'm done with my surgical wave of the last 2 years. It was just a little set-back and I'm thankful and have more appreciation for life. Its a change that happened and I'm so grateful that it happened. I have zero back pain now.
Ed