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2020-08-20 10:15:16 PM  

sherpa18: Meanwhile, I had to have more medical tests/xrays/blood work done today, and I went back to the lab that did my last blood draw (as I was so impressed that I could not even find a blood drop on my arm the next day I went to shower, much less a black&blue or hematoma).

I had the same tech today, and when I got done complimenting her on her skills as she prepared to get my blood, she just stared at me and said I jinxed her.

Sure enough, she was right, she couldn't get blood to draw from her first stick in my left arm, and had to go to my right arm (hence why I have gauze/bandages on both arms right now). She was still good with the second stick, would definitely go back again :o)

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When I was first diagnosed with Autoimmune hemolytic anemia, I had blood draws two to four times a day (They lined vials up down my leg, no kidding). They blew two dozen veins while I was in the ICU. Half didn't come back. I moved to daily, then semi-weekly, then weekly, then biweekly... Now, I am FINALLY at 3 months. My poor elbows look like I was a heroin user. Scarred to all hell.

Long story short, I feel you, and sympathize.
 
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Just a couple of random pics taken this week to start off the Caturday weekend
Here we have JoJo and Barney quiet times.
And then we've got Gigi, Kiki, Barney and JoJo sharing the sunbeam.
 
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2020-08-20 11:20:09 PM  

bobug: sherpa18: Meanwhile, I had to have more medical tests/xrays/blood work done today, and I went back to the lab that did my last blood draw (as I was so impressed that I could not even find a blood drop on my arm the next day I went to shower, much less a black&blue or hematoma).

I had the same tech today, and when I got done complimenting her on her skills as she prepared to get my blood, she just stared at me and said I jinxed her.

Sure enough, she was right, she couldn't get blood to draw from her first stick in my left arm, and had to go to my right arm (hence why I have gauze/bandages on both arms right now). She was still good with the second stick, would definitely go back again :o)

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When I was first diagnosed with Autoimmune hemolytic anemia, I had blood draws two to four times a day (They lined vials up down my leg, no kidding). They blew two dozen veins while I was in the ICU. Half didn't come back. I moved to daily, then semi-weekly, then weekly, then biweekly... Now, I am FINALLY at 3 months. My poor elbows look like I was a heroin user. Scarred to all hell.

Long story short, I feel you, and sympathize.


Damn, girl - that had to be awful. Autoimmune diseases are so lame - I mean, it's your own body attacking itself. It's like being a dog who can't be satisfied with catching its own tail but is crazy convinced it must be destroyed - it's just, like WTF? (Please tell me they didn't have to get a sample of your bone marrow...*shudders*)
 
2020-08-20 11:31:06 PM  

Diocletian's Last Cabbage: Well, boys and girls, it finally happened.

I think I have covid-19.


I sure hope you are wrong.
 
2020-08-20 11:41:24 PM  

sherpa18: Meanwhile, I had to have more medical tests/xrays/blood work done today, and I went back to the lab that did my last blood draw (as I was so impressed that I could not even find a blood drop on my arm the next day I went to shower, much less a black&blue or hematoma).

I had the same tech today, and when I got done complimenting her on her skills as she prepared to get my blood, she just stared at me and said I jinxed her.

Sure enough, she was right, she couldn't get blood to draw from her first stick in my left arm, and had to go to my right arm (hence why I have gauze/bandages on both arms right now). She was still good with the second stick, would definitely go back again :o)

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2020-08-20 11:59:46 PM  

Djelibeybi: bobug: sherpa18: Meanwhile, I had to have more medical tests/xrays/blood work done today, and I went back to the lab that did my last blood draw (as I was so impressed that I could not even find a blood drop on my arm the next day I went to shower, much less a black&blue or hematoma).

I had the same tech today, and when I got done complimenting her on her skills as she prepared to get my blood, she just stared at me and said I jinxed her.

Sure enough, she was right, she couldn't get blood to draw from her first stick in my left arm, and had to go to my right arm (hence why I have gauze/bandages on both arms right now). She was still good with the second stick, would definitely go back again :o)

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When I was first diagnosed with Autoimmune hemolytic anemia, I had blood draws two to four times a day (They lined vials up down my leg, no kidding). They blew two dozen veins while I was in the ICU. Half didn't come back. I moved to daily, then semi-weekly, then weekly, then biweekly... Now, I am FINALLY at 3 months. My poor elbows look like I was a heroin user. Scarred to all hell.

Long story short, I feel you, and sympathize.

Damn, girl - that had to be awful. Autoimmune diseases are so lame - I mean, it's your own body attacking itself. It's like being a dog who can't be satisfied with catching its own tail but is crazy convinced it must be destroyed - it's just, like WTF? (Please tell me they didn't have to get a sample of your bone marrow...*shudders*)


Transfusions, chemo treatment (also used on AIHA), high doses of steroids, more blood draws than you want to know, and, a year later, a splenectomy. I still have my graphed out results for every CBC, with trend lines, averages, variances, and so on. It wasn't awful... I lived. It could have easily gone a different way. I walked out of the doctor's office on Monday, feeling horrible and nauseated and exhausted. My hand on the knob to the lobby, and I said "I haven't felt right for five months. I keep coming, and just do not feel right." The doc finally did a blood draw. I was in the ICU 14 hours later, with a hemoglobin of 5.1. Down to 4.0 before the first transfusions. I had to sign a paper agreeing that it would probably kill me. I didn't tell Mr. Bobug. If it did kill me, I didn't want me dying in agony to be the last time he saw me. Man, was he pissed at me.

Spleens go by the 1357911 mnemonic ... 1x3x5 inches, weighing 7 oz, between the 9th and 11th ribs. Spleenzilla took up two ultrasound images. My nausea was from a grossly swollen spleen squishing my guts. After a year of steroids, it was reduced to "only" 4x8x14 inches... Weighing a few pounds. Bastard. He just wanted to go to the fashion shows in Milan. I am alive, reasonably healthy, and able to do much less extreme things to peeve Mr. Bobug. I am so lucky and thankful. I was one pause and 'just do not feel right' away from dying. ICU said it was a miracle I didn't stroke out or have a heart attack.  😊
 
2020-08-21 12:00:45 AM  

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2020-08-21 12:11:59 AM  

bobug: Djelibeybi: bobug: sherpa18: Meanwhile, I had to have more medical tests/xrays/blood work done today, and I went back to the lab that did my last blood draw (as I was so impressed that I could not even find a blood drop on my arm the next day I went to shower, much less a black&blue or hematoma).

I had the same tech today, and when I got done complimenting her on her skills as she prepared to get my blood, she just stared at me and said I jinxed her.

Sure enough, she was right, she couldn't get blood to draw from her first stick in my left arm, and had to go to my right arm (hence why I have gauze/bandages on both arms right now). She was still good with the second stick, would definitely go back again :o)

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When I was first diagnosed with Autoimmune hemolytic anemia, I had blood draws two to four times a day (They lined vials up down my leg, no kidding). They blew two dozen veins while I was in the ICU. Half didn't come back. I moved to daily, then semi-weekly, then weekly, then biweekly... Now, I am FINALLY at 3 months. My poor elbows look like I was a heroin user. Scarred to all hell.

Long story short, I feel you, and sympathize.

Damn, girl - that had to be awful. Autoimmune diseases are so lame - I mean, it's your own body attacking itself. It's like being a dog who can't be satisfied with catching its own tail but is crazy convinced it must be destroyed - it's just, like WTF? (Please tell me they didn't have to get a sample of your bone marrow...*shudders*)

Transfusions, chemo treatment (also used on AIHA), high doses of steroids, more blood draws than you want to know, and, a year later, a splenectomy. I still have my graphed out results for every CBC, with trend lines, averages, variances, and so on. It wasn't awful... I lived. It could have easily gone a different way. I walked out of the doctor's office on Monday, feeling horrible and nauseated and exhausted. My hand on the knob to the lobby, and I said "I haven't felt right f ...


Wow.

Seriously. Just wow.

I'm glad you're still with us. As is Mr bobug, I am sure (tell him a rando stranger on Caturday sez "hi!")
Now, do me a favor? Go give everyone in the house a big hug for me - I'm too far away to do anything but send virtual ((((hugs)))).
 
2020-08-21 12:56:11 AM  

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Just a couple of random pics taken this week to start off the Caturday weekend
Here we have JoJo and Barney quiet times.
And then we've got Gigi, Kiki, Barney and JoJo sharing the sunbeam.


You take great pics of your great kitties and I hope you never stop posting them!
 
2020-08-21 12:58:33 AM  

bobug: Djelibeybi: bobug: sherpa18: Meanwhile, I had to have more medical tests/xrays/blood work done today, and I went back to the lab that did my last blood draw (as I was so impressed that I could not even find a blood drop on my arm the next day I went to shower, much less a black&blue or hematoma).

I had the same tech today, and when I got done complimenting her on her skills as she prepared to get my blood, she just stared at me and said I jinxed her.

Sure enough, she was right, she couldn't get blood to draw from her first stick in my left arm, and had to go to my right arm (hence why I have gauze/bandages on both arms right now). She was still good with the second stick, would definitely go back again :o)

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When I was first diagnosed with Autoimmune hemolytic anemia, I had blood draws two to four times a day (They lined vials up down my leg, no kidding). They blew two dozen veins while I was in the ICU. Half didn't come back. I moved to daily, then semi-weekly, then weekly, then biweekly... Now, I am FINALLY at 3 months. My poor elbows look like I was a heroin user. Scarred to all hell.

Long story short, I feel you, and sympathize.

Damn, girl - that had to be awful. Autoimmune diseases are so lame - I mean, it's your own body attacking itself. It's like being a dog who can't be satisfied with catching its own tail but is crazy convinced it must be destroyed - it's just, like WTF? (Please tell me they didn't have to get a sample of your bone marrow...*shudders*)

Transfusions, chemo treatment (also used on AIHA), high doses of steroids, more blood draws than you want to know, and, a year later, a splenectomy. I still have my graphed out results for every CBC, with trend lines, averages, variances, and so on. It wasn't awful... I lived. It could have easily gone a different way. I walked out of the doctor's office on Monday, feeling horrible and nauseated and exhausted. My hand on the knob to the lobby, and I said "I haven't felt right f ...


Holy cow, glad you made it through that.
 
2020-08-21 1:06:27 AM  
Djelibeybi: bobug: Djelibeybi: bobug: sherpa18: Meanwhile, I had to have more medical tests/xrays/blood work done today, and I went back to the lab that did my last blood draw (as I was so impressed that I could not even find a blood drop on my arm the next day I went to shower, much less a black&blue or hematoma).

I had the same tech today, and when I got done complimenting her on her skills as she prepared to get my blood, she just stared at me and said I jinxed her.

Sure enough, she was right, she couldn't get blood to draw from her first stick in my left arm, and had to go to my right arm (hence why I have gauze/bandages on both arms right now). She was still good with the second stick, would definitely go back again :o)

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When I was first diagnosed with Autoimmune hemolytic anemia, I had blood draws two to four times a day (They lined vials up down my leg, no kidding). They blew two dozen veins while I was in the ICU. Half didn't come back. I moved to daily, then semi-weekly, then weekly, then biweekly... Now, I am FINALLY at 3 months. My poor elbows look like I was a heroin user. Scarred to all hell.

Long story short, I feel you, and sympathize.

Damn, girl - that had to be awful. Autoimmune diseases are so lame - I mean, it's your own body attacking itself. It's like being a dog who can't be satisfied with catching its own tail but is crazy convinced it must be destroyed - it's just, like WTF? (Please tell me they didn't have to get a sample of your bone marrow...*shudders*)

Transfusions, chemo treatment (also used on AIHA), high doses of steroids, more blood draws than you want to know, and, a year later, a splenectomy. I still have my graphed out results for every CBC, with trend lines, averages, variances, and so on. It wasn't awful... I lived. It could have easily gone a different way. I walked out of the doctor's office on Monday, feeling horrible and nauseated and exhausted. My hand on the knob to the lobby, and I said "I haven't felt ...



Wow.

Seriously. Just wow.

I'm glad you're still with us. As is Mr bobug, I am sure (tell him a rando stranger on Caturday sez "hi!")
Now, do me a favor? Go give everyone in the house a big hug for me - I'm too far away to do anything but send virtual ((((hugs)))).

What she said!
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Just a couple of random pics taken this week to start off the Caturday weekend
Here we have JoJo and Barney quiet times.
And then we've got Gigi, Kiki, Barney and JoJo sharing the sunbeam.

You take great pics of your great kitties and I hope you never stop posting them!


what Mitch Taylor's Bro said
 
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Wait wuts up there? Can it be, will it be?

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OMG IT'S CATURDAY. Welcome ebber buddy to annuder Casual Crispy Chirppy Crustatious Cankerous Crusty Caturday.
 
2020-08-21 5:19:46 AM  
Some of the neighborhood teens found this sweet kitty soaking wet (we figure someone doused him with a hose) and panting in one of the complex greenspace.  Very hungry. So tried him off, gave him some noms and posted an ad and notified the animal shelter. They took him home so hopefully he'll have a happy ending.
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Spencer has been enjoying free roaming nights. Despite being given outdoor access they all seem to just stay inside and snooze all day.

The other new kitty house needs better entrance flaps but seems decent.
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2020-08-21 5:35:14 AM  
bobug:

Your autoimmune crises...

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You are one tough cookie, that's for sure.
Glad you made it!!!
 
2020-08-21 5:36:00 AM  

bobug: Djelibeybi: bobug: sherpa18: Meanwhile, I had to have more medical tests/xrays/blood work done today, and I went back to the lab that did my last blood draw (as I was so impressed that I could not even find a blood drop on my arm the next day I went to shower, much less a black&blue or hematoma).

I had the same tech today, and when I got done complimenting her on her skills as she prepared to get my blood, she just stared at me and said I jinxed her.

Sure enough, she was right, she couldn't get blood to draw from her first stick in my left arm, and had to go to my right arm (hence why I have gauze/bandages on both arms right now). She was still good with the second stick, would definitely go back again :o)

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When I was first diagnosed with Autoimmune hemolytic anemia, I had blood draws two to four times a day (They lined vials up down my leg, no kidding). They blew two dozen veins while I was in the ICU. Half didn't come back. I moved to daily, then semi-weekly, then weekly, then biweekly... Now, I am FINALLY at 3 months. My poor elbows look like I was a heroin user. Scarred to all hell.

Long story short, I feel you, and sympathize.

Damn, girl - that had to be awful. Autoimmune diseases are so lame - I mean, it's your own body attacking itself. It's like being a dog who can't be satisfied with catching its own tail but is crazy convinced it must be destroyed - it's just, like WTF? (Please tell me they didn't have to get a sample of your bone marrow...*shudders*)

Transfusions, chemo treatment (also used on AIHA), high doses of steroids, more blood draws than you want to know, and, a year later, a splenectomy. I still have my graphed out results for every CBC, with trend lines, averages, variances, and so on. It wasn't awful... I lived. It could have easily gone a different way. I walked out of the doctor's office on Monday, feeling horrible and nauseated and exhausted. My hand on the knob to the lobby, and I said "I haven't felt right for five months. I keep coming, and just do not feel right." The doc finally did a blood draw. I was in the ICU 14 hours later, with a hemoglobin of 5.1. Down to 4.0 before the first transfusions. I had to sign a paper agreeing that it would probably kill me. I didn't tell Mr. Bobug. If it did kill me, I didn't want me dying in agony to be the last time he saw me. Man, was he pissed at me.

Spleens go by the 1357911 mnemonic ... 1x3x5 inches, weighing 7 oz, between the 9th and 11th ribs. Spleenzilla took up two ultrasound images. My nausea was from a grossly swollen spleen squishing my guts. After a year of steroids, it was reduced to "only" 4x8x14 inches... Weighing a few pounds. Bastard. He just wanted to go to the fashion shows in Milan. I am alive, reasonably healthy, and able to do much less extreme things to peeve Mr. Bobug. I am so lucky and thankful. I was one pause and 'just do not feel right' away from dying. ICU said it was a miracle I didn't stroke out or have a heart attack.  😊


Yikes!!

FIL has polymyositis or Inclusive Body Myositis, so I get how frustrating living with an autoimmune condition can be.  We have to give his a weekly INR at home, along with Methotrexate injections.  And of course the daily Prednisone.  He hasn't had any splenic complications, but when they discovered his condition it was pretty miserable too. He had been in a study for a blood pressure control device, but developed a pocket infection around it after starting treatment for the Myositis.  They had to remove him from the study and take their implant back.

He's very grateful to have someone waiting in his room to comfort him when the Myositis acts up.
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Nick came out of a swamp to be FIL's comfort kitty
 
2020-08-21 5:37:28 AM  
Freschel:

OMG IT'S CATURDAY. Welcome ebber buddy to annuder
Casual Crispy Chirppy Crustatious Cankerous Crusty Caturday.


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2020-08-21 5:38:09 AM  
DLC: that stinks!!  Keep us updated, if there is anything we can do to help you get through this, you know Caturday loves to help out!!
 
2020-08-21 5:38:31 AM  
Satampra Zeiros:

The other new kitty house needs better entrance flaps but seems decent.
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It's good that it's raised off the ground some.
 
2020-08-21 5:39:49 AM  
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It's always five o'clock somewhere.
 
2020-08-21 5:48:38 AM  

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Maybe it's just the angle (or my ignorance), but kitteh's cute reptile buddy seems to have a pot belly.
; - )
 
2020-08-21 5:49:34 AM  

Mudd's woman: Satampra Zeiros:

The other new kitty house needs better entrance flaps but seems decent.
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It's good that it's raised off the ground some.


Yes. I added some little furniture feet to the other one as well.
 
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Maybe it's just the angle (or my ignorance), but kitteh's cute reptile buddy seems to have a pot belly.
; - )


He's a Uromastyx maliensis.  They have adorably disc-like bellies.
 
2020-08-21 5:52:13 AM  
Satampra Zeiros:

Yes. I added some little furniture feet to the other one as well.

Did you create the extra furniture feet for that other one, or did you get them off of something else? I can't recall -- I think you may have described this already. Apologies if so. I was wondering what options were reasonable,besides cinder blocks or such.

I have no immediate plans for an outdoor enclosure at the BF's, but I have contemplated stuff.
 
2020-08-21 5:53:42 AM  

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Maybe it's just the angle (or my ignorance), but kitteh's cute reptile buddy seems to have a pot belly.
; - )

He's a Uromastyx maliensis.  They have adorably disc-like bellies.


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2020-08-21 5:55:53 AM  

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Maybe it's just the angle (or my ignorance), but kitteh's cute reptile buddy seems to have a pot belly.
; - )

He's a Uromastyx maliensis.  They have adorably disc-like bellies.

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And they're vegetarian!
 
2020-08-21 5:56:52 AM  

Mudd's woman: Otera: Mudd's woman: Otera: [Fark user image 422x750]

Maybe it's just the angle (or my ignorance), but kitteh's cute reptile buddy seems to have a pot belly.
; - )

He's a Uromastyx maliensis.  They have adorably disc-like bellies.

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OMG they ARE cute.

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A rather old picture of Mao and Charlie the Uromastyx
 
2020-08-21 6:06:59 AM  
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Mao needed to get Nick's attention about something, so she ran into a tree and yelled at him.  She is NOT screaming for help from me. She got down on her own just fine once Nick ran over
 
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Morning!
 
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