The Lounge: Official Spamzone Community Thread

Discussion in 'The Spam Zone' started by DigitalAtlas, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. ♥♦♣♠Luxord♥♦♣♠ Chaser

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    It's not that big of a deal tbh. I've been wearing two rings (one on each ring finger) every day for probably 6-8 years. Granted some people have found it to be a bit weird that I wear two rings on each finger, one of which obviously occupies the traditional location of an engagement/wedding band.

    Both were given to my grandfather when he was in the navy. Around the time before he passed away, my grandmother (and to an extent my grandfather, but his mind was fading quickly) wanted me to have them. He was one of the strongest people I've ever met (survived two heart attacks, a stroke, and around a week or two with his lungs gradually filling with fluid) and it was only after we told him that it was okay to go and that we would take care of my grandmother (his wife) did he die. This was after years of scary hospital trips, and with little to no medical explanation he survived more than most people would. So I decided that wearing those rings would be my way of keeping his memory alive, and to try to be a great person like he was (granted I failed at that more than a few times, but still). Those two rings mean more to me than most if not all of my possessions. It will be hard having to give up wearing one when I eventually get married one day.

    But no, after a while it actually feels normal to wear a ring(s). Whenever I don't wear them, or travel (generally don't bring them when traveling) my hands feel so weird and off. The only other time I don't is if I am playing games for an extended period of time because they can interfere slightly. I got used to it crazy fast though when I first started wearing them.
     
  2. Misty gimme kiss

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    that's sweet! yeah of course it's one of those things you just adjust to, i'm mostly thinking about that initial time after getting married (or engaged if you're wearing a ring), just getting used to that is a bizarre thing to me. maybe that's a little neurotic? i have trouble wearing jewelry in general so maybe this is just a me thing.
     
  3. 61 No. B

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    i wear a hat every day i imagine its basically the same thing

    boss lady out for the week so guess who aint doin shiiiiit
     
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  4. Ghost King's Apprentice

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    This goes with your avatar really well.
     
  5. Rissy Queen of the Clouds

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    I've heard tattoo-rings are not the best option for most people because after about two+ years the tattoo either fades or is distorted because the hands/fingers are very active throughout your day. Unless you were thinking about putting your tattoos elsewhere, I'd suggest getting rings. c;

    Speaking of rings I've tried dropping hints to my man to get me one of the Spiritual Stone engagement rings from OOT... But I don't think he's gonna go for it t.t
     
  6. 61 No. B

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    came home to an empty house and an excited/hungry cat and ate some leftover chinese and some oreos and wine. this is the moment when i realize what my life is going to be for the next 40 years. gotta say i kinda love it.
     
  7. ♥♦♣♠Luxord♥♦♣♠ Chaser

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    That sounds magical. I'm jealous.
     
  8. Ghost King's Apprentice

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    Guess you're in for a surprise when you're 70.
     
  9. Maru Chaser

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    Mom is starting chemotherapy in two weeks just to ensure that there aren't traces of cancer cells that still lying around; if there are, they'll be neutralized. She had stage three colon cancer due to the fact that two of the sixty lymph nodes that were removed for sampling contained cancer cells, those two being the closest to the mass that was completely obstructing her.

    However, in general, everything went a lot better than the surgeon at Virginia Mason in Seattle expected. I mean, it had started to spread, I guess, but it wasn't at critical levels yet. The oncologist said she is going to be fine and there's really nothing to worry about. However, had the doctor here in Ellensburg been more on top of things, she wouldn't have gotten cancer in the first place.

    In July 2014, she was scheduled for a colonoscopy just as a regular checkup; they found a polyp and got some tissue and sent it to radiology. The results came back as benign, so she scheduled another colonoscopy the following month to have the polyp removed. Well, the doctor wanted to have her to come in for a third colonoscopy (and you're only supposed to have them about once every ten years after a certain age) I think to make sure that he got it all or for another reason. Well, he didn't make it sound serious enough, so she just blew it off thinking he was just trying to get more money out of her and thought everything was fine. In addition, she hates the prep.

    In April of this year, she started noticing cramping in her abdominal area that started getting worse, so she went in to the doctor. They found traces of blood in her stool, I think, and so her doctor scheduled her for a colonoscopy. They found a mass (or a polyp), and in about a year and a half, it had already gotten bigger than her previous polyp. Not only that, but the polyp she first had was called villous according to the doctor's notes and a resection was a possibility from way back then if the polyp had come back, even if it wasn't cancerous. It's the type of polyp that's benign the first time, but has a tendency to come back and just about always comes back cancerous.

    Results came back, showing that her lymph nodes, liver, and lungs were all clear. However, other results that came back after showed cancer cells in the mass and she was this close to scheduling the surgery for resection here in Ellensburg, especially after the pathologist here, while he didn't recommend or suggest it, said she could wait as much as two months. She then decided to get a second opinion at Virginia Mason and set up what she thought was just going to be an appointment on May 16. She later called me while I was on the commuter and we just had gotten on the freeway, telling me that she had been admitted into the hospital. The doctor's assistant was pretty sure the doctor was going to admit her and told her that. Then the doctor said, "You've been through enough. Let us take care of you." Surgery was on May 20, and she was released on May 26. All the cancer cells were contained and removed, but, again, they just want to do the chemotherapy, especially because it was stage three, not stage two like she was told here in Ellensburg.

    We're kind of peeved because the whole situation could have been avoided and she would have just had a normal resection and that would have been it. She's going to be talking to an attorney. The pain she was experiencing was due to the fact that the colon was pulling itself through itself like a sock--otherwise known as an Intussusception--because it thought the mass was stool and was trying to push it through, but couldn't. This is something that's very common in kids, but not adults. They then did a procedure to straighten out the colon or otherwise they would have had to remove more of it. My mom watched the procedure and saw just how much it moved back. She felt the mass move all the way from her left side and bump against her rib cage on the right side.

    As for the surgery itself, the location of the mass was the transverse colon on her right--I guess the transverse colon in general is a more common breeding ground for cancer to form because it's where stool really takes its shape--so they removed her cecum, ascending colon, and part of her transverse colon, including margins of healthy colon for safety, which comes to about one half. It seems like a lot, but the left side of colons are longer because of the sigmoid colon. I don't know if that means that they rearranged the colon so its shape is generally the same as before the resection and if that also means that her transverse colon--the part that she still has--is now her ascending colon, her descending colon is now her transverse colon, her sigmoid colon is now her descending colon, and nothing is her sigmoid colon. I'm not exactly sure how it all works. I just know that her cecum, ascending colon, and part of her transverse colon were removed.
     
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  10. 61 No. B

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    g reco is anime punk rock in the most unusual ways. instead of angry and aggressive and progressive to prove a point about whats wrong with the present, its relaxed and colorful and nostalgic to prove a point about whats wrong with the present. and tomino is lydon in the most unfortunate ways. an ******* who seems to hate eveyone and everything about current everything and takes pleasure in ****ing with people and doesnt care if people hate him in return. and i love everything about that.
     
  11. Ghost King's Apprentice

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  12. tamale Pika pika!

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    I SPENT LAST NIGHT AND THIS MORNING BLAZING THROUGH THE NEW VOLTRON SHOW AND

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  13. Ghost King's Apprentice

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    I watched it right when it came out and it only took me six hours, I think. Been waiting for season 2 since season 1 came out lol.
     
  14. Hiro ✩ Killing Machine

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    IT IS SO GOOD. That is quality animation tbh. Dreamworks and Netflix did what Nicktoons couldn't with Voltron Force and that was pay homage to the original series while introducing fresh ideas.
     
  15. Hayabusa Venomous

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    My room is at least 40 Fahrenheit colder than the outside weather.

    I like it except for my hands going numb.
     
  16. Ghost King's Apprentice

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    Quality entertainment right here
     
  17. 61 No. B

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    new monitor is nice as heck. 13 inch laptop to 21 inch monitor is quite the change. my eyes. now to try and put the pc together. hope i dont **** up spectacularly.
     
  18. Misty gimme kiss

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    if you have any questions feel free to him

    I went from 20" to 23" when I built my PC and it was woah
     
  19. Hayabusa Venomous

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    I think my monitor's 23"? I can't remember.
     
  20. 61 No. B

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    putting the cpu in

    wtf am i doing

    edit: i feel like my life can be accurately conveyed through a series of nichijou gifs

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    um yes how to build a pc?

    the instructions amount to:
    step 1. ?
    step 2. do the thing

    i think i got it but oh jeez is it frightening.