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    ThegreatcowThegreatcow Lord of All Bacons Washington State - It's Wet up here innit? Registered User regular
    I'm worried I'm not cleaning my CPAP stuff often enough still. Like marine that's why my asthma has gotten so bad the past year.

    Stupid humidifier tank is hard to scrub out with all those nooks. When it runs out of water because of a bad mask seal the whole system smells like a foot.

    Plus I don't got a great place to air dry my hose without the cat deciding to chew on it.

    It really is annoying. I tried investing in one of those SoClean CPAP cleaning devices that use ozone to blow through your entire system to disinfect it, and it turns out something about it screwed up the motor causing it whine incessantly and I needed to get it repaired out of pocket. At this point all I can use is cleaning spray and wipes and scrub the humidifier tank with soap and water every week and hope for the best.

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    rhylith wrote: »
    Update: my doctor thinks I cracked a rib somehow because the pain is so localized to one spot and there’s no other symptoms.

    I dunno what I would’ve done to do that but I’m gettin old so whatever.

    Anyway they did x rays and I should hear something soon.

    Have you been coughing? I've broken a rib before while coughing

    Also tripping over a tree branch, but you'd remember that probably

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    PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    rhylith wrote: »
    Update: my doctor thinks I cracked a rib somehow because the pain is so localized to one spot and there’s no other symptoms.

    I dunno what I would’ve done to do that but I’m gettin old so whatever.

    Anyway they did x rays and I should hear something soon.

    Have you been coughing? I've broken a rib before while coughing

    Also tripping over a tree branch, but you'd remember that probably

    Do you have avian bone disorder or do you just cough like you're a Dragonball Z character?

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    PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
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    Breaking ribs from coughing is by no means special, it just happens more often to women than men

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    I'm wondering if my CPAP machine is worsening my cavities. I've never had as many as the dentist found now that I'm having visits again (couldn't during major part of pandemic) and I know I've gone even longer between visits before. I haven't been using the humidifier option so I tend to wake up with an extremely dry mouth but I never minded it before since it wasn't causing any issues. If that really is the reason then fiddly annoyance be damned I'll use the humidifier and have to clean the parts a little more often because my dental insurance covers a lot but not this much.

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    PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    My understanding is that cavities are mostly caused by bacteria that live in your saliva. I don't know what drying the saliva in your mouth would do to said bacteria, though.

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    PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    Saliva helps dilute acids produced by those bacteria and there are also other reasons why dryness is bad for teeth

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    tynic wrote: »
    rhylith wrote: »
    Update: my doctor thinks I cracked a rib somehow because the pain is so localized to one spot and there’s no other symptoms.

    I dunno what I would’ve done to do that but I’m gettin old so whatever.

    Anyway they did x rays and I should hear something soon.

    Have you been coughing? I've broken a rib before while coughing

    Also tripping over a tree branch, but you'd remember that probably

    Do you have avian bone disorder or do you just cough like you're a Dragonball Z character?

    My intercostals could bench press Andre the giant.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I very, very rarely get sick in the traditional sense. Even with some of the strongest immunosuppressants on the market, I still have some autoimmune issues. I have only had a fever in the past 15 or 20 years because something went terribly wrong. Either from a “physically impossible” fistula, from an NG tube “going down the wrong hole” and getting pneumonia, to when the doctor pierced my intestines with a too rigid endoscopy scope; all are things that go above and beyond the standard flu or sore throat.

    The flip side of course is the crippling autoimmune problems.

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
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    Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    Some people are never happy

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    BlackDragon480BlackDragon480 Bluster Kerfuffle Master of Windy ImportRegistered User regular
    Some people are never happy

    I think if one of your primary biological systems decides on attempted murder, you are allowed to be at least minorly miffed.

    No matter where you go...there you are.
    ~ Buckaroo Banzai
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    rhylithrhylith Death Rabbits HoustonRegistered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    rhylith wrote: »
    Update: my doctor thinks I cracked a rib somehow because the pain is so localized to one spot and there’s no other symptoms.

    I dunno what I would’ve done to do that but I’m gettin old so whatever.

    Anyway they did x rays and I should hear something soon.

    Have you been coughing? I've broken a rib before while coughing

    Also tripping over a tree branch, but you'd remember that probably

    I have really bad allergies so coughing fits aren’t unusual, it was probably that. Or I just twisted weird

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Some people are never happy

    I think if one of your primary biological systems decides on attempted murder, you are allowed to be at least minorly miffed.

    Some people manage to keep a staph upper lip.

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    SiliconStewSiliconStew Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    rhylith wrote: »
    Update: my doctor thinks I cracked a rib somehow because the pain is so localized to one spot and there’s no other symptoms.

    I dunno what I would’ve done to do that but I’m gettin old so whatever.

    Anyway they did x rays and I should hear something soon.

    Have you been coughing? I've broken a rib before while coughing

    Also tripping over a tree branch, but you'd remember that probably

    I didn't break a rib, but I've torn the cartilage from a rib during a horrible fit of coughing before. Just felt a sudden pop and then getting stabbed in the liver. Just as painful to breath as a cracked rib.

    Just remember that half the people you meet are below average intelligence.
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    Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Some people are never happy

    I think if one of your primary biological systems decides on attempted murder, you are allowed to be at least minorly miffed.

    Some people manage to keep a staph upper lip.

    omg

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    HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Esq. Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    I have entered the "Oof, that's a lot of blood" phase of the infection cycle. The staph has been """effectively""" defeated, and now all that's left is cleanup. By which I mean my body is reasserting is dominance over the region once known as "My Mouth" by spilling a whole lot of blood all over it.

    Blood's back, everyone! Time to party!

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    3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    BLOOD PARTY

    BLOOD PARTY

    BLOOD PARTY

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Now is the time for the Great Sloughing of the Flesh

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    DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    I may not have covid, but I have a cold or bad sinus drainage or something. Can't stop clearing my throat of the drainage and can't stop coughing, and it's making my throat raw

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    DepressperadoDepressperado I just wanted to see you laughing in the pizza rainRegistered User regular
    Blood for the Circulatory System God!

    He needs it more than the Blood God does!

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    BlackDragon480BlackDragon480 Bluster Kerfuffle Master of Windy ImportRegistered User regular
    3cl1ps3 wrote: »
    BLOOD PARTY

    BLOOD PARTY

    BLOOD PARTY

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    No matter where you go...there you are.
    ~ Buckaroo Banzai
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    BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    I broke a rib as a child as I was being dumb on a bike. The bike slipped out under me and I took the end of the handlebars in the side falling on them.

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    Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    Staph infections suck. I had one in my throat in high school I couldn't shake. Turns out my doctor was being too aggressive with the medication so my throat critters were getting wiped out and didn't stand a chance against the infection.

    It took going to an ENT doctor who said my doctor basically sucked and had put me severely at risk and got me fixed right up I ended up on some potent meds and having to shoot a hot water bottle of salt water up the back of my throat each night for weeks.

    Moral of the story, if you handle money at retail, chewing your nails is a bad habit (at least that what he thought was the likely culprit).

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    PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    I'd always heard chewing your nails is a bad habit in general. Now, as an adult that questions things, I wonder why that is. It doesn't seem personally harmful unless you're doing it to the point you can't pick up anything flat(or further than that, obviously).

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    PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    It can develop into a compulsive behavior

    It can also lead to infections by either transfering germs into your mouth or through damage to your fingers

    Severe nailbiting can damage the nailbed

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    SharpyVIISharpyVII Registered User regular
    Last time I had a GI thing I pooped the bed.

    Made worse by the fact we were at our in laws and me and my wife were staying in their bed...

    Fortunately they think I only puked in the bed and we managed to clean it ourselves without them seeing.

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    HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Esq. Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    Today is Blood Day: Part Deux

    Still hoping it's going to turn into Part Deux (Ex Machina) so I can be rid of this affliction. Oh by the way, did you know that antibiotics can make you barf if you take them on an empty stomach? Because I sure did!

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    AntoshkaAntoshka Miauen Oil Change LazarusRegistered User regular
    Hacksaw wrote: »
    Today is Blood Day: Part Deux

    Still hoping it's going to turn into Part Deux (Ex Machina) so I can be rid of this affliction. Oh by the way, did you know that antibiotics can make you barf if you take them on an empty stomach? Because I sure did!

    Yep, I've done that one. I assume it's because your gastrointestinal flora are being murdered, and they react by making your body purge itself of the murdering thing. Body doesn't know when the murdering is for it's own good.

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    HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Esq. Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    I'm going to have to coat the pills with some more snacks before taking them again this evening. I'd prefer not to end my day the way I started it: vomiting profusely.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2022
    Antoshka wrote: »
    Hacksaw wrote: »
    Today is Blood Day: Part Deux

    Still hoping it's going to turn into Part Deux (Ex Machina) so I can be rid of this affliction. Oh by the way, did you know that antibiotics can make you barf if you take them on an empty stomach? Because I sure did!

    Yep, I've done that one. I assume it's because your gastrointestinal flora are being murdered, and they react by making your body purge itself of the murdering thing. Body doesn't know when the murdering is for it's own good.

    Taking probiotics or eating yogurt can help with that. Or at least, help with making your tummy less upset after a round of antibiotics.

    Munkus Beaver on
    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
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    3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    I've found probiotic yogurt (I'm particularly fond of skyr, if you can get it where you are) really helpful when I've had to take antibiotics.

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    JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    Prebiotic implies the existence of a sinister conbiotic

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Juggernut wrote: »
    Prebiotic implies the existence of a sinister conbiotic

    Postbiotic

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    3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
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    ChallChall Registered User regular
    3cl1ps3 wrote: »
    I've found probiotic yogurt (I'm particularly fond of skyr, if you can get it where you are) really helpful when I've had to take antibiotics.

    I have to assume if you eat a probiotic with antibiotics that they will create a black hole in your stomach. It's like Coke and Pop Rocks but real

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    what if all I can afford is amateurbiotics?

    I guess it's better than nothing

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    JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    Oh goddammit I just realized my phone changed probiotic to prebiotic for some stupid fucking reason and ruined my shitty joke.

    What even is a prebiotic, Samsung?

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    HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Esq. Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    edited January 2022
    The proteins in the primordial soup, I'd wager

    Hacksaw on
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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    Also probiotic, if you think about it.

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    HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Esq. Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    sarukun wrote: »
    Also probiotic, if you think about it.

    Protobiotic*

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