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I had my MRI yesterday (Thursday) scheduled for 1:30pm.

I took into consideration traffic conditions including construction etc...
and decided to leave an hour early just to be sure.

Anywhere from 9pm to 7am the trip takes only 20 minutes.

But with traffic and construction I figured I'd need 15-20 more minutes
then usual.

The backstreets don't run all the way through, so I can't go back roads
and the like.  The alternate routes are all just as clogged as the normal
paths. Might as well go the fastest way.

So I left at 12:30.

I didn't get to the facility until 1:10!

By time I was signed in it was 1:17.

I didn't get my MRI until just before 2:30.
It took all of three minutes.

I didn't get my disk until just before 3pm.

I arrived home just before 4pm.

That was a bucket of bullshit.

Adding injury to insult I dropped my toothbrush in the toilet earlier
in the morning.
I'm a guy, so that means the seat was up.

I fumbled the toothbrush while brushing the tooths and the stick
bounced at the edge of the sink's bowl. In hindsight I understand that
if I let gravity and momentum play out the toothbrush would have landed
in the sink.

Things didn't play out that way in the moment, I tried to catch the brush
and ended up snapping it away from the sink and *PLOINK* in
the toilet.:grump:

The toilet was clean and all, but still, toilet.:faint:

That was my Thursday basically. By time I got home it was already 4pm
and not very pleasant. So I just called it a day and did small stuff inside.

It's going to be 95 and cloudless for the next 5 days. JOY!
I'll get so much yard work done. Not really.:rage:

I really think I should just sell everything and live in a van.


What you up to?


CAT Scan by beere




Funny!
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So I was watching the weather channel to get an idea of what was going on today because rain was expected..........

In two commercial breaks I saw two Viagra and one Cialis ad and three ads for pills not approved by the FDA that included side effects like bleeding ulcers, coma, and death.What the..:O_o:...I just wanted the forecast!:shakefish:

lil viagra by zaratus

It was like 83-85 degrees with 77% humidity and scattered clouds with no wind.
It was terrible outside and I had things to do. It was like being boiled, I know what lobsters experience at dinner because of weather like this.

Then it poured, twice, each time being replaced by cloudless skies, burning sun, and returning humidity.:rage:

So between getting broiled when outside and then being forced inside because of rain I got only like 1/3rd my planned stuff done today.

Here Comes the Sun by WirdouDesigns


I bought a pack of veggie burgers because they were on sale and I haven't had veggie burgers in a while. So I thought aybe they got better and didn't taste like
eating a mushy mound of lettuce with gravel in them.

Nope.

Still suck.

The good thing is I had super spicy hot mustard and raw onions.
fixed it right up.

It's sad when the best thing about a veggie burger is the condiments and the
whole grain buns with sesame seeds.

It's Only Ketchup by AlbertoArni


Oh yeah. I get my next MRI on Thursday to begin the prep for my next surgery in late Sept/early October. No dyes, so I don't have to be injected with anything.:nuu:

Paris (AFP) - The Perseid meteor shower -- an annual display of natural fireworks -- should be particularly spectacular this year, with extra-dark skies expected to create optimal stargazing conditions, astronomers said Friday.

When the celestial show hits its peak overnight Wednesday next week, up to 100 shooting stars per hour will streak across the sky for a spectacle visible around the globe.

In a lucky development, the Moon's glow will not interfere with meteor-watching, as it will be approaching its darkest or "new" phase, experts say.

"It's going to be a spectacular show this year," astronomer Morgan Hollis of the Royal Astronomical Society told AFP. "You'll be able to a see a lot more than normal."

The mid-July to mid-August light show comes from the tail of comet Swift-Tuttle, which swings around the Solar System every 130 years or so, depositing debris in Earth's orbit as it nears the Sun.

As Earth races around the Sun, these grains smash into the atmosphere at about 60 kilometres (37 miles) per second, burning up in flashes of light.

Occasionally, longer and brighter streaks are seen, from pea- or marble-sized comet remnants.

The showers -- named after the constellation of Perseus from which they appear to fly out -- peak when Earth passes through the heart of the debris field.

Unlike some celestial events, one doesn't need special technology to watch the Perseids unfold. It is best to find a wide open space away from tall buildings or trees, and with as little artificial light as possible.

"The more of the sky you can see the better," said astronomer Affelia Wibisono from the Royal Observatory Greenwich. "You don't need any binoculars or telescopes. It's actually better if you use your eyes."

The only equipment she suggested was a nice comfy chair from which to watch the show, and some warm clothes.



This is mainly for North American readers.
If you're elsewhere please consult your regional astronomical web sites and
directories for the best ways to view this event.

If it's not cloudy I'm just going to sit in my yard. It's pretty dark.
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Yay! I am not le dead

But I am not completely moved in yet and I have so much to do it is not funny


Anyways, real quick, I didn't move into the house that I was planning on living in.
The New Jersey State Health Department put the home purchase on indefinite hold because of some dumb ass concerns with the septic system.
The county approved the system the State did not.

Oh it gets better, I found out 19 hours before settlement.:rage:

So...with a moving truck full of my stuff I had to move in with my mom at her house which was under contract.

She found a place she liked and we got that. I'm there/here now.
It's no where near the shore like all of the other candidates and the house we were supposed to be in.

This one needs a ton of work, which is why I have not been online at all.

The good news is it's in a quiet neighborhood. The yard is bordered by a forest.
I am close to my current job and very close to one of the places I hope to be working next year. So it's not that bad.

The bad news is the garage had to be torn down and it's going to be 7 or 8 weeks before the new one is here which means the house is a storage unit and it's a mess.

The fence is old and is also being replaced but at least that's being contracted.

The landscaping is terrible and the lawns are a wreck. I'll be working on that shit until November.

The basement is a complete redo but that has to wait until the garage is up.

The previous owner never cleaned the gutters. Literally for years, there is compost in the fucking gutters.

I'm sun burnt, my hands and dogs are blistered, my back is sore and I am way tired.:iconimdeadplz:

BUT I'll start checking in every night I can.:party:

How ya'll been?

what does the highlighted word Core next to my user name mean?


Settlement and such is next week and I still packing to do
plus a million things to do at the new place.

So Friday is probably my last day online for a few weeks, probably
a month. Just a heads up:w00t:

Yes, we all know Copic is king, but this video made my brain feel good.
I was going to print out a diploma after watching it.
:iconbaylee-jae: created the video.





Monsters this week:nuu:


to play by tonysandoval Tongue Twister by AustenMengler

~~guess who's getting ready for the sacrifice??~~ by tiffanyturrill
 Inferos Custos by MIKECORRIERO



Today I had the last round of packing pulled out of my head.

It was replaced with a thick Vaseline-like goo that is going
to help continue the healing process, fight infection, and
finish off my recovery from surgery.
It's also going to ooze out of my head for three weeks:meow:

It's thick and sticky and the doc made sure he packed in as much as he could.
He was using his finger to push in goo once the cavity was filled so
he could get more in.

It feels like I have a pair of wet socks in my head.

At least he's not shoving more strips of absorbent material in, because
that sucked a lot.:rage:

Hearing test in two weeks.

Oh yeah, the pollen is falling like snow this week.
I had to use the hose on the driveway twice because
it coats the cement, the outdoor furniture, the mail box, everything.

The trees are trying to kill us!:paranoid:

All related to:
Surgery BullshitSo I got unwrapped today and got all the details
from the doctor.
It wasn't good.
In fact it's pretty much the opposite of what I was expecting.
Real simple. In 2013 I had a tumor removed from my
inner ear. It wrecked my hearing.
Then I had a post op infection that lasted almost 3 full months.
After that I had to let the stuff heal and then a follow up
surgery was supposed to reconstruct as much of my hearing
as possible. That was delayed because my Dad passed away
and then my appendix exploded and had to be removed.
Yesterday when I was opened up the doctor found a new
tumor and the planned reconstruction got turned into a demolition.
That's why surgery was an hour longer then expected and
probably why I was in so much pain in recovery.
Originally surgery was supposed to be 3 to 4 hours but
ended up being right around 5. Plus an hour+ in recovery.
It was pretty bad so they gave me something, I dunno what, that
was really strong and had me still feeling the effects a good
seven hours l
This is what it feels like....The doctor's visit
http://forum.deviantart.com/community/complaints/2073056/

So the shoe lace of pain....it's all noodled in my head mainly.
Some of it is on the outside in the ear canal.
Part of the string has dried to the top of the canal. The blood
scabbed up.
Ever pull a stuck zipper lose?
That ripping grinding noise?
Yeah, that's kind of what it was like when the doctor
started to pull the stuck part but it was my flesh not a zipper
and I could hear it and feel it.
I know, awesome right!
But that wasn't even the worst part, it was just an hors-d'oeuvre.
Because after that he was pulling the rest of the strip
out of my head. That meant pulling any stuck parts inside
lose while also allowing cool fresh air to rush inside to flow
all over the raw meat within.
It was a searing hot painful oven in there. It was great.
The pain killer I took 20 or so minutes ago really didn't
take any edge off of that. I should have just eaten




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Starry Starry Night by armieraine
The Special Bus by froggynaan

I think I had a drug induced dream last night.

I still have the packing in my head. It's still super annoying.
Last night was especially aggravating so I took a
Percocet to help me get to sleep. It does the job.



So I'm in some city using public transit, a bus, to get to
comic book convention but the driver got lost and we
ended up in downtown.

The driver got lost because no one trains to go downtown.

Downtown is a dead zone, no one goes there, not even rats
or cockroaches.

The reason? It's really boring downtown. So boring in fact
that everyone who worked there died from boredom one
day. Everyone int he area just got so bored they dropped.
Including a school bus full of poor kids from the inner city.

That got the fake civil rights people in an uproar. Social
justice warriors saturated the media with nonsense about
how the kids were mistreated and murdered all
the while conveniently skipping over the fact that everyone
downtown died.

Riots ensued. The rioters and protesters marched on downtown
to "show" the city and the world they won't be ignored.

They all promptly died. Because downtown was still hella boring.

The city was quiet and peaceful. Crime rates dropped to unimaginable
historic lows unseen in modern history in the civilized world.

The internet was chill too. No one was waging flame wars, doxxing
charity heads, or spinning conspiracy theories.

All the dummies were dead. And that was a problem.

No one wanted to clean up the mounds of dead rioters. So the
city trained a legion of kids with downs syndrome to go in and do it.
The scientific thinking was the kids would be immune to downtown's
boring nature.

The kids were outfitted with hockey helmets, fanny packs, and oven mitts.
Their fanny packs had two days worth of candy rations, Spongebob
band aids, and a can of spray cheese.

The idea was a success, it worked. But there was a problem. The
kids didn't bring out the dead. Instead they ate the bodies and
took over the subway tunnels forming their own society.

Rumor has it they've achieved utopia. Cold fusion energy, zero
waste industry, true equality for all, and the perfect paella.

Downtown was empty and creepy. Someone thought it would
be good to have bus tours of downtown. All the tourists died.
The kids harvested the bodies.

So we got stranded inside the perimeter of downtown and
needed to get out fast before panic turned to boredom and we died.

We got to a train station to look at the map for the surest route out.

The 'you are here' icon was represented by a red golf ball.

Someone in the group said that was unusual and that most maps
used a star or a white dot. Another person said "It can't always
be about the whites" and then an old lady in the back said she
didn't like golf and that using the red golf ball icon to represent
her was racist and oppressive.

I was going to turn around and stomp her head in but I woke up.
It was like 4am

Badge - TLDR by dizziness
I woke up mad at a fake old lady in a bizarre dream:grump:







 
Because being dizzy and skurd isn't enough!
You must be dizzy, skurd, AND cold!

You know in Russia if you fall off the building they just
scoop you up with a shovel and put the remains in the garbage.:P




She's hot and then I realized she's making words too! Amazing.
I like her idea for replacing the 'I need feminism' signs with 'I need therapy':bucktooth:




Eye Tattoo- Pat by ZeplinQueen  Shadow Fall by JadeMere  Hospital by Ekkoberry
Okay first off, agar.io is down while the guy migrates to
new servers.:rage:

Second....this.....



Dude is 43 stories in the air with no safety equipment.:omfg:
I've been playing agar.io/ a lot
I've gotten as high as 3 (for like 8 seconds) and 4th

It's a fun game to pass the time.
I haven't been feeling well the last few days so
zoning out watching colored balls eat each other is
enough of a distraction.

I did the doctor visit thing and got more new packing
Much fun so wow

And it got even better because after torturing me and
replacing the packing I found out that after I get a hearing test to
see how far reduced my hearing is I am probably going to
see another specialist because my options for a hearing aid
are reduced because of the amount of damage the recent tumor did.

There is an 85-90% chance that I am going to require another surgery
to implant a titanium screw in my head. Yup. Titanium screw.

It's for something called a bone anchored hearing aid.
www.ent.uci.edu/clinical-speci…
I've been playing this game for over an hour now:eager:

agar.io/

It's crazy dumb but a ton of fun
I almost got close to being ranked on the screen!

Don't get stuck in the corners!:omfg:
The doctor's visit
forum.deviantart.com/community…

AAAAA!!!!!! by flutterguy317


So the shoe lace of pain....it's all noodled in my head mainly.
Some of it is on the outside in the ear canal.
Part of the string has dried to the top of the canal. The blood
scabbed up.

Ever pull a stuck zipper lose?
That ripping grinding noise?
Yeah, that's kind of what it was like when the doctor
started to pull the stuck part but it was my flesh not a zipper
and I could hear it and feel it.
I know, awesome right!

But that wasn't even the worst part, it was just an hors-d'oeuvre.

Because after that he was pulling the rest of the strip
out of my head. That meant pulling any stuck parts inside
lose while also allowing cool fresh air to rush inside to flow
all over the raw meat within.

It was a searing hot painful oven in there. It was great.
The pain killer I took 20 or so minutes ago really didn't
take any edge off of that. I should have just eaten
a bag of Skittles.

The strip looked like a blood soaked noodle with black specks
and some slime.

That's not even the worst part even though it hurt way more
then having the first dried stuck part pulled free at the
beginning.

Pulling out the noodle of misery allowed blood and stuff to
start pooling in my head. So the doctor vacuumed that out.
If you've never had your ear vacuumed you'll never understand
the pain.
It's incredibly loud and 100% unfun. The pressure change alone
sucks but it's like explosions in your head plus the suction.

Now we're up to the good stuff. The strip is out, I've been
vacuumed, and the new strip is ready to go in.

Have you ever had one of those rake-like bruise-cuts?
You know, the bruise with the straight line cuts in it?
I think you get them from falling on cement or sliding
on really bad carpet.

So if you've ever had one of those and cleaned it with
peroxide or alcohol you know that wonderful
feeling. Just add a good hard slap on top of that to
really drive home the sensation.

Take that pain and condense it into an area smaller
then a postage stamp and put that pain inside your head
where your eardrum used to be.

Now have that pain explode in you eight to ten times.
Because that's how many times the forceps were used
to push the new strip inside my head.
That's the part that really had me 'uncomfortable'.
At that point your entire existence is "I have to get
home to take another pill."
I'm bringing them with me next time

The icing on the cake was the finishing move where the doctor
had to hold my head with one hand and using a single finger
push the absorbent strip firmly in my head. You know, to make
sure he did a good job or something.


vomit bag avatar by 0-4

A cotton patch was placed over the ear because I
was oozing blood and I was allowed to go home.


I get to do this again two more times in the next two weeks.



Related to:

Surgery BullshitSo I got unwrapped today and got all the details
from the doctor.
It wasn't good.
In fact it's pretty much the opposite of what I was expecting.
Real simple. In 2013 I had a tumor removed from my
inner ear. It wrecked my hearing.
Then I had a post op infection that lasted almost 3 full months.
After that I had to let the stuff heal and then a follow up
surgery was supposed to reconstruct as much of my hearing
as possible. That was delayed because my Dad passed away
and then my appendix exploded and had to be removed.
Yesterday when I was opened up the doctor found a new
tumor and the planned reconstruction got turned into a demolition.
That's why surgery was an hour longer then expected and
probably why I was in so much pain in recovery.
Originally surgery was supposed to be 3 to 4 hours but
ended up being right around 5. Plus an hour+ in recovery.
It was pretty bad so they gave me something, I dunno what, that
was really strong and had me still feeling the effects a good
seven hours l
So I got unwrapped today and got all the details
from the doctor.
It wasn't good.
In fact it's pretty much the opposite of what I was expecting.

Real simple. In 2013 I had a tumor removed from my
inner ear. It wrecked my hearing.
Then I had a post op infection that lasted almost 3 full months.

After that I had to let the stuff heal and then a follow up
surgery was supposed to reconstruct as much of my hearing
as possible. That was delayed because my Dad passed away
and then my appendix exploded and had to be removed.

Yesterday when I was opened up the doctor found a new
tumor and the planned reconstruction got turned into a demolition.
That's why surgery was an hour longer then expected and
probably why I was in so much pain in recovery.

Originally surgery was supposed to be 3 to 4 hours but
ended up being right around 5. Plus an hour+ in recovery.

It was pretty bad so they gave me something, I dunno what, that
was really strong and had me still feeling the effects a good
seven hours later.

It wasn't morphine, I've had that before. Morphine is a warm
feeling that rolls over you and chills everything out.
That wouldn't have worked yesterday.
Whatever I got numbed everything and made me hella groggy.
The searing hot pulsing pain inside my head literally disappeared
in a few seconds and then I was in another dimension for hours.

In June I'm having a hearing test and I'll probably be determined
legally deaf (if I want a handicap permit for parking).

I will 100% need a hearing aid now and there is the prospect
of yet another surgery in September/October to make sure
the tumor is gone, my balance is preserved, and limited
reconstruction maybe happens.

I don't have an eardrum now. That thin membrane is gone.
I might be able to get a reconstructed one, but that
remains to be seen. Recovery and a future scan will
determine if that's possible.
I lost many of the bones that are part of the hearing
system and a certain amount of skull was carved out
because it was diseased.
Basically what was once a hearing organ is now going
to be empty space.

What's even moar funner is the fact that my ear cavity is
full of absorbent material. Like 2 or 3 inches inside my head.
That gets pulled out of my head AND new material gets put in.

My doctor told me to take a pain pill 10 minutes before arriving
because it's not going to be fun.:faint:
It gets better too. I have to do it three times over the next three
weeks.

Total recovery is like 3 months as long as I don't get any
infections.

So yeah. That's my fucked up problem and there goes my entire
summer. I have a surgery planned for the other ear in June/July.

Since I can't hear I really can't waste time watching movies on
Netflix. I'm not allowed to do any lifting or moving. I can't get
wet. I can't bend over. It's just too much fun:happybounce:


Surgery Aftermaff by EbolaBears
Surgery Aftermaff 2 by EbolaBears
It's 1am
I sorta kinda just woke up
i am going back to bed
I am using spellcheck because the keyboard keeps moving:P

surgery was supposed to be 3 to 4 hours
i think it ended up being almost 5
I see the doctor in like 14 hours to get unwrapped
so I'll find out all the gory details

i am so high:rofl:


Drunk by tinoplex
Silent Hill 01 by iiRainbowCake

So I got the call.
I go in at 10:30am
I'll be under the knife by 11:30
Surgery is 3 to 4 hours if everything is easy.
Recovery is an hour
If recovery is okay I get to leave.
If I am bleeding, in super pain, or crazy dizzy
I have to stay overnight (at least).

So basically if it all goes good I'll
leave by 6pm and be home in time to watch
the start of the hockey playoffs:bucktooth:

Silent Hill Nurse by john8859  Silent Hill movie nurse by Agacross

I won't be online tomorrow because...drugs.

Thursday I go back to the doctor to get my head
unwrapped and get the incision site inspected.

Then I'll probably check in here and other online places
if I am awake enough to remember typing.:w00t:

Silent Hill Nurse by shygay
I've been a fan of Slayer since reign in Blood was released.
I bought it new on cassette the week it came out.
If you're too young to remember cassettes Google it.

But I think I found something even more hardcore.



I don't know what's worse, the adult men dressed like tools playing instruments
in the background or the crowd of adults jumping to two little girls
lip synching......

Surgery

Surgery on Weds.
Don't know the time yet but it's going to suck.
I'll be back on by Friday if I am not dead.


Elisa Lam's death is still an unsolved case.
The video is still spooky as hell.
It gets weirdest when she's making the hand movements
and then proceeds to push every button in the
elevator.
Then she leaves and the door opens and closes a
few times.




Her Tumblr
It's kinda creepy to see her last entries knowing
that something bad happened.
nouvelle-nouveau.tumblr.com/au…


Oppidum - Thuribulum Crucible by TomScholes

700 by azammii

Kira by art0fCK

Forest girl by Daiyou-Uonome
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Probably one day only. Play while you can.:P


I've removed the iodine and blood stains:w00t:
The murder scene is now clear.:mwahaha:

Pretty nice looking web series/comic
hingescomic.blogspot.com/

Since I am limited in what I can and cannot do I
have been reading things online a lot like a lot a lot..:meow:

On mute by Detroit-Magpie


GAMES!!
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www.godswillbewatching.com/