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2013-05-06 08:04:13 PM  
i780.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-06 08:48:48 PM  
another one?
or did someone finally catch up with last weeks news ?
 
2013-05-06 09:36:40 PM  
That would imply that I had a brain......
 
2013-05-06 10:09:06 PM  

basemetal: That would imply that I had a brain......


years ago in Kuwait we were marking UXO for later removal when something blew, one second I was standing the next I was face down with ringing ears and a throbbing in the back of my skull, the doc ran over and checked me out (I took shrapnel to the back of my head, a bump and a couple stitches luckily), as he was helping me up the Lt ran up asking how I was when he was told what happened he sighed and said "thank god, if it had hit ya anywhere else ya might have been hurt."

/Lt doesn't get Christmas cards from me
 
2013-05-06 10:19:02 PM  
There's yer problem...

www.spurrchevrolet.com
 
2013-05-06 10:19:55 PM  
"You don't really think about it, but our brains are really just above our noses all of the time," says Barrow Neurological Institute neurosurgeon Peter Nakaji.

Thank you Mr Brain Surgeon.
 
2013-05-06 10:24:39 PM  
GSB time:

I had a really leaky left eye for a while. Eventually my left nostril became semi-clogged and I started getting headaches from the pressure. After about a week of gobbling Advil I took a hot shower and left the water run over my face for a while. Then I laid down and put in some eye drops. Shortly after I blew my nose and there was this *POP*! I look in the tissue and there's this 2 inch piece of dried mucus that looked like a miniature golf tee. Immediately the pain went away and my eye went back to normal.

/GSB
 
2013-05-06 10:27:04 PM  

fusillade762: "You don't really think about it, but our brains are really just above our noses all of the time," says Barrow Neurological Institute neurosurgeon Peter Nakaji.

Thank you Mr Brain Surgeon.


I am so glad it's *all* of the time.
 
2013-05-06 10:27:41 PM  
Boogers are just ideas that ooze from your brain.  All you have to do is pick the winner
 
2013-05-06 10:38:04 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-06 10:45:29 PM  

basemetal: That would imply that I had a brain......


Do what now?
 
2013-05-06 10:47:12 PM  
okay, I have a constantly dripping nose and this scares the crap out of me
 
2013-05-06 10:47:15 PM  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spontaneous_cerebrospinal_fluid_leak

Happened to me about 2 years ago. Scary shiat...
 
2013-05-06 10:49:07 PM  
"Wouldn't your brain dry out?" Jesus, I've read chapter books for second-graders that were written to a higher standard than this article.
 
2013-05-06 10:50:07 PM  

fusillade762: /GSB


Ghoul story bro?
 
2013-05-06 10:51:54 PM  
basemetal:

That would imply that I had a brain......

The ex would say I had nothing to worry about.
 
2013-05-06 10:52:08 PM  

fusillade762: GSB time:

I had a really leaky left eye for a while. Eventually my left nostril became semi-clogged and I started getting headaches from the pressure. After about a week of gobbling Advil I took a hot shower and left the water run over my face for a while. Then I laid down and put in some eye drops. Shortly after I blew my nose and there was this *POP*! I look in the tissue and there's this 2 inch piece of dried mucus that looked like a miniature golf tee. Immediately the pain went away and my eye went back to normal.

/GSB


You might want to have that checked out ...

As a lifelong, year-round allergy sufferer/somewhat hypochondriac, I probably shouldn't have read this article or any comments.
 
2013-05-06 10:53:19 PM  

basemetal: That would imply that I had a brain......


you could while away the hours
taking brain fluid showers
 
2013-05-06 10:55:40 PM  

fusillade762: GSB time:

I had a really leaky left eye for a while. Eventually my left nostril became semi-clogged and I started getting headaches from the pressure. After about a week of gobbling Advil I took a hot shower and left the water run over my face for a while. Then I laid down and put in some eye drops. Shortly after I blew my nose and there was this *POP*! I look in the tissue and there's this 2 inch piece of dried mucus that looked like a miniature golf tee. Immediately the pain went away and my eye went back to normal.

/GSB


Kinda normal.  I had a cold two years back that became a slow drain.  One nostril remained plugged no matter what I did.  Finally, after a lot of medication and several hot showers, I had a good noseblow and the kleenex grabbed the edge of a wad up there.  I had to get another tug in to re-catch it.  Then I tugged.  And tugged.

Ended up with a three inch long semi-clotted snotlog that informed me of the precise contour of my nasal cavity.  And now this delicious little useless tidbit about my nose is up on the internet forever.
 
2013-05-06 10:55:52 PM  
imageshack.us
 
2013-05-06 11:05:42 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: okay, I have a constantly dripping nose and this scares the crap out of me


A diabetic test strip would relieve your worries.  CSF has glucose, snot does not.
 
2013-05-06 11:05:46 PM  
Huh.

*sniff*

Well, that explains that.
 
2013-05-06 11:09:59 PM  

kudayta: [imageshack.us image 253x750]


Sometimes I wish that Fark had a WTF button.
 
2013-05-06 11:10:40 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-06 11:10:55 PM  

megarian: fusillade762: "You don't really think about it, but our brains are really just above our noses all of the time," says Barrow Neurological Institute neurosurgeon Peter Nakaji.

Thank you Mr Brain Surgeon.

I am so glad it's *all* of the time.


Yes, think if it was only part of the time...
 
2013-05-06 11:11:11 PM  
KhamanV:

Ended up with a three inch long semi-clotted snotlog that informed me of the precise contour of my nasal cavity.  And now this delicious little useless tidbit about my nose is up on the internet forever.

Pics or it didn't happen.
 
2013-05-06 11:13:57 PM  
Ms. DemonsAteMyBaby had a CSF leak for 11 years after an Acoustic Neuroma removal when she was 17. It was finally patched during a second brain tumor removal, just before I met her.

I'm told it was quite unpleasant.
 
2013-05-06 11:15:14 PM  
I was teaching a guy I worked with how to snowboard once back in college. He got out of control and wouldn't wreck himself, but he was hauling ass so I couldn't catch up and knock him over. There was a single tree in the middle of a pretty wide run and he was making a beeline right for it, still hauling ass. I was helplessly watching for what seemed like a full minute as it all unfolded in front of me.

So he nailed the tree and crumpled into a pile below it. I thought he was dead for a second, so I was really freaking out at this point. After a minute though, he rolled over and started blowing these huge neongreensnot-rockets. He wasn't feeling like snowboarding anymore after that, so I grabbed his board and said I was going to go find the ski patrol to come pick his broken ass up. He said he didn't need it and started walking down the hill to the lodge.I then took him home so his girlfriend could take him to the hospital to get checked out. It turned out that he had broken his back and the snot-rockets were actually spinal fluid. It was pretty farked up.

/csb
//It was our first run of the day too.
 
2013-05-06 11:16:42 PM  
neon green snot...

/no idea what happened there
 
2013-05-06 11:18:23 PM  
This actually happened to my father - he was in the hospital for several days, and they eventually put a shunt into his head to send the fluid into his body instead of out his nose. No sign of why.
 
2013-05-06 11:22:49 PM  

umad: neon green snot...


Pretty sure that means you're a contestant on Double Dare.
 
2013-05-06 11:28:52 PM  

DrBear: This actually happened to my father - he was in the hospital for several days, and they eventually put a shunt into his head to send the fluid into his body instead of out his nose. No sign of why.


Happened to my mom.  She thought she had bad allergies bad.  Went to the ENT guy and you took some of the fluid coming out of her nose and looked at it.  Said it wasn't mucous, promptly sent her to neurologist.  Turns out she had a place where here brain barrier/membrane bulged into here nasal cavity, and was leaking cerebrospinal fluid.  Got her scheduled for surgery to put a "patch" in place to ensure the membrane wouldn't come back through.

The real danger in these things is if they don't catch it, the person may get continual bouts of meningitis because of infections.
 
2013-05-06 11:37:01 PM  
Awww hell I just wiki'd that and apparently people with Ehler's Danlos syndrome are at higher risk for it. Well it would explain my nose randomly dripping clear liquid.
/Thanks for the paranoia Fark!
 
2013-05-06 11:39:59 PM  

kinkkerbelle: Plant Rights Activist: okay, I have a constantly dripping nose and this scares the crap out of me

A diabetic test strip would relieve your worries.  CSF has glucose, snot does not.


That is truly useful. Thanks.
 
2013-05-06 11:43:48 PM  

Pribar: basemetal: That would imply that I had a brain......

years ago in Kuwait we were marking UXO for later removal when something blew, one second I was standing the next I was face down with ringing ears and a throbbing in the back of my skull, the doc ran over and checked me out (I took shrapnel to the back of my head, a bump and a couple stitches luckily), as he was helping me up the Lt ran up asking how I was when he was told what happened he sighed and said "thank god, if it had hit ya anywhere else ya might have been hurt."

/Lt doesn't get Christmas cards from me


Out of curiosity, any residual from that concussion?  I know some guys that  were over there that had a few close explosions, now the trouble with concentration, memory, stuff like that.
 
2013-05-06 11:45:27 PM  

kinkkerbelle: A diabetic test strip would relieve your worries. CSF has glucose, snot does not.


So like would you put the clear liquid on the strip and then test it as normal?
 
2013-05-06 11:45:37 PM  

basemetal: That would imply that I had a brain......


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA-AvBjBm5k
 
2013-05-06 11:45:42 PM  

The One True TheDavid: KhamanV:

Ended up with a three inch long semi-clotted snotlog that informed me of the precise contour of my nasal cavity.  And now this delicious little useless tidbit about my nose is up on the internet forever.

Pics or it didn't happen.


I actually did take a picture of mine, but it's on my other computer.
 
2013-05-06 11:57:55 PM  

basemetal: Pribar: basemetal: That would imply that I had a brain......

years ago in Kuwait we were marking UXO for later removal when something blew, one second I was standing the next I was face down with ringing ears and a throbbing in the back of my skull, the doc ran over and checked me out (I took shrapnel to the back of my head, a bump and a couple stitches luckily), as he was helping me up the Lt ran up asking how I was when he was told what happened he sighed and said "thank god, if it had hit ya anywhere else ya might have been hurt."

/Lt doesn't get Christmas cards from me

Out of curiosity, any residual from that concussion?  I know some guys that  were over there that had a few close explosions, now the trouble with concentration, memory, stuff like that.


Na, other than a affinity for posting self depreciating stories on fark, smoking Acapulco gold while working in my shop I am as normal as anyone else....
 
2013-05-07 12:12:54 AM  

A Terrible Human: kinkkerbelle: A diabetic test strip would relieve your worries. CSF has glucose, snot does not.

So like would you put the clear liquid on the strip and then test it as normal?


You can find "glucose reagent strips" in just about any pharmacy.  They change color in contact with fluid containing glucose, easy peasy.  Diabetics use them to test their pee for glucose and they are usually cheap, like pennies per strip.

I don't really know if a glucometer would work; although I don't see why not.  The googles say CSF should have a glucose of 50-80mg/dL, so give it a shot.
 
2013-05-07 12:13:15 AM  
Sounds like a Calvin and Hobbes comic.
 
2013-05-07 12:24:50 AM  

basemetal: Pribar: basemetal: That would imply that I had a brain......

years ago in Kuwait we were marking UXO for later removal when something blew, one second I was standing the next I was face down with ringing ears and a throbbing in the back of my skull, the doc ran over and checked me out (I took shrapnel to the back of my head, a bump and a couple stitches luckily), as he was helping me up the Lt ran up asking how I was when he was told what happened he sighed and said "thank god, if it had hit ya anywhere else ya might have been hurt."

/Lt doesn't get Christmas cards from me

Out of curiosity, any residual from that concussion?  I know some guys that  were over there that had a few close explosions, now the trouble with concentration, memory, stuff like that.


Well he does pay for Fark so we can rule out sanity
 
2013-05-07 12:44:57 AM  
After reading about it in too many police procedurals, I actually asked my doctor to check for spinal fluid from my leaky nose. For all you paranoiacs out there - it was an allergy.
 
2013-05-07 01:06:02 AM  

SpikeStrip: [i780.photobucket.com image 176x266]


Came for the Rudy T reference, shocked as hell that it led off the thread.  Well done, sir.
 
2013-05-07 01:17:45 AM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-07 01:21:10 AM  
Man, wouldn't he get a nonstop headache? I had a CSF leak from a spinal tap for three weeks, and I couldn't even sit up for more than 30 seconds.
 
2013-05-07 01:28:07 AM  
"You don't really think about it, but our brains are really just above our noses all of the time"


www.myfacewhen.net
 
2013-05-07 03:12:50 AM  

fusillade762: The One True TheDavid: KhamanV:

Ended up with a three inch long semi-clotted snotlog that informed me of the precise contour of my nasal cavity.  And now this delicious little useless tidbit about my nose is up on the internet forever.

Pics or it didn't happen.

I actually did take a picture of mine, but it's on my other computer.


Thank god fusillade has 2 computers then.
 
2013-05-07 03:16:23 AM  
www.qu-i-x.com

/hot shel
 
2013-05-07 03:18:14 AM  
Lately my nose has started running every time I eat. I've got quite a shnozz, bad allergies, frequent ENT problems. I've also got one of those heads where you can see my muscles move when I chew. But this getting up for a Kleenex every time I take 3 bites sucks. Maybe I have a hole in my brain.
 
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