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I had some crazy abdominal trauma. Long, long story. It ends with me getting a total hysterectomy at under 30. I had so many adhesions and my bladder was so screwed, that they fixed it for me during the procedure. I've been grateful for both repairs but I don't recommend this particular route to new bladder land. There's gotta be a better way. I'm thinking the depends option as a stop gap.... :dead:

Lisa Rinna wears depends if that's any type of endorsement.

I had an EGD done last week. Seems my old ulcer from '92 has created a deformity(that's what my GI doc called it). The opening of the duodenal is really small and if it gets worst I have to have it dilated.

Good news is I don't have Barrett's esophagus. And I also know how to pronounce "duodenal" and "duodenum".

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I think I might be in the market for a shiny new bladder...whoever said nurses acquire bladders of steel clearly forgot to add me to the list

I look at this as the reversal that comes of aging. You know, remember when you were a really young teen and you had to wear those stupid pads until you learned to steal your mother's Tampax? Then they invented pantie liners for the occasional overflow? Well. I'm clearly not going back to Tampax, but the pantie liners have re-entered my life. Started with the really thin ones and am now up to the slightly thicker ones, but not the fat ones with wings yet. Even so, I imagine in another fifteen or so years I'll be regressed all the way to diapers.

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My sister has stage 4 melanoma.

I'm sorry, Gooch. *hug*

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margin261 has 15 years experience and specializes in Urology, HH, med/Surg.

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And deers.

So funny you say that...i'm sitting on my deck watching deer eat corn I put out for them. I do it everyday...and everyday I think about that poor girl who is afraid of them. I'm trying to get them to eat out of my hand. Oh well, to each their own!

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So funny you say that...i'm sitting on my deck watching deer eat corn I put out for them. I do it everyday...and everyday I think about that poor girl who is afraid of them. I'm trying to get them to eat out of my hand. Oh well, to each their own!

Pictures! Are you sure the deers aren't rabid?

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I look at this as the reversal that comes of aging. You know, remember when you were a really young teen and you had to wear those stupid pads until you learned to steal your mother's Tampax? Then they invented pantie liners for the occasional overflow? Well. I'm clearly not going back to Tampax, but the pantie liners have re-entered my life. Started with the really thin ones and am now up to the slightly thicker ones, but not the fat ones with wings yet. Even so, I imagine in another fifteen or so years I'll be regressed all the way to diapers.

I use panty liners too.

One day while out for a walk I peed my pants. I was almost home and just about made it. Luckily no one saw me do it. Now when I go for walks I make sure I have a bathroom along the route.

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jena5111 has 5 years experience as a ADN, ASN, RN and specializes in Tele, Interventional Pain Management, OR.

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I watched Grey's religiously until Season 4. Seasons 1-3 = SUCH GOOD TV. Great stories, great couples, great music. And then...we had deaths. Ghosts. New, lame characters. Ugh.

I've intermittently caught episodes since then and--it's sad to see that NOTHING from the first few seasons is relevant now.

I feel like this week has beeb pretty uneventful.

But I have learned..

1. If you see a raccoon in the MIDDLE OF THE DAY in your neighborhood, don't stop to take pictures. It is probably rabid (no, it's wasn't me).

2. Grey's Anatomy progressively gets worse each season.

3. When you decide to proactively complete your assignments for OB/Peds in advance, that leaves you with little motivation to do anything else for a while.

4. They need to come up with less painful ways to wax body hair. It's torture.

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So funny you say that...i'm sitting on my deck watching deer eat corn I put out for them. I do it everyday...and everyday I think about that poor girl who is afraid of them. I'm trying to get them to eat out of my hand. Oh well, to each their own!

This happened a few years back.

In my old neighborhood here a man had put a hay stack in his back yard to feed the deer. One day they all of a sudden took off and the next thing he saw was a mountain lion strolling in his back yard. That's why I don't feed the deer.

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I watched Grey's religiously until Season 4. Seasons 1-3 = SUCH GOOD TV. Great stories, great couples, great music. And then...we had deaths. Ghosts. New, lame characters. Ugh.

I've intermittently caught episodes since then and--it's sad to see that NOTHING from the first few seasons is relevant now.

I know! But for some reason, I continue to watch. Hence, the cancellation of my Netflix subscription. Time to find a new time waster.

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margin261 has 15 years experience and specializes in Urology, HH, med/Surg.

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Pretty sure not rabid...no saliva dripping and they're very skittish

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