November 17th, 2001


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I was in the bathroom upstairs when I heard the door into my parent's room squeak open. This was strange because I was alone in the house. So I figured it was probably the cat pushing the door open. I would get hi out of there in a minute.
Then, about a minute later, the door squeaked closed again.... uhm... cats don't do that.
My father was home.
He'd gone into work for a few hours this morning and was just getting in. WHen I came down he was frantically washing some clothes. I told him about thinking he was the cat and he told me that he pissed himself coming down Holland road (very close to home) because he just couldn't hold it anymore.
He had intestinal surgery several years ago. He hadn't had a bowel movement in two weeks when he said something to my mother, my sister and me about it. He finally went into the doctor after another week of massive pain and much cajoling from us and found that it was a side effect of the diverticulitis he had. Tiny projections from the intestinal wall into the intestinal passage ways that sometimes become inflamed causing pain and, sometimes if it's allowed to fester, constipation. He had let it go to the point where he had such a raging infection in that portion of his intestinal tract that he had to have a lil over a foot of the intestines removed. In the course of the surgery they found that the infection was bad enough the the bladder had actually adhered to his abdominal wall and had been growing to it. They took it back off the wall.
He's had a constant hernia since then, a marked decrease in the amount he can safely lift, and longer and more frequent trips to the bathroom. It kind of removed his ability to 'hold it'.. when he has to go .. he has to go NOW.
He was pretty shame faced about it. I ... I don't really know what to say.
He peed on himself in the car.
What do you say to your father when he pees on himself while driving?

You don't say anything.

And he also thinks he hit some sort of paydirt with the pharmecueticals the clinic on base is turning in for disposal. They've got a huge room full of all the drugs they cannot use that's just waiting on the disposal papers. He, in his ever present need to pilfer, decided to bring some home. A huge bottle of acetametaphine, bottles of amoxacillin and pennicillin vx, naprocen...
all of them expired in 98 or 99.

I've tried to explain to him before that there is a date on them for a reason. Not only do they lose their potency and effectiveness, but they can potentially make you ill. There are substances there other than pure drugs.. and hell... the old dyes are probably what you need to be most careful of.

He thinks he's done a great great thing.

Dunkin Donuts coffee is just better when you get it from them instead of making it at home. But we all knew that, right?

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So I've got a big nasty aura right now.
I've had probably hundreds of these... but it trips me out a lil every single time.
Just being spontaneously partically blinded by some phantom lights projected into your eye through your brain is a very bizarre thing.

This one has been here for about 15 minutes now which is not a good sign.
I've already taken meds.

just waiting for the pain.

I can't even see what I'm typing right now... my head isn't right... gah... disconnection of such an enormous scale.. my hands don't feel like mine...
it causes the scatter and it perpetuates it and makes it very clear that my brain is in control of itself... not matter how much I pout about it it.

Holly's MD crap

The aura is the most familiar of the components that separate migraine episodes from other headache disorders. Aura follows the prodrome and usually lasts less than an hour. The symptoms and effects of the aura vary widely. Some can be quite terrifying, especially when experienced for the first time. Some of the visual distortions can be exotic and bizarre. It's interesting to note that migraine aura symptoms are thought to have influenced some famous pieces of art and literary works. One of the better know is Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. While most people probably think of aura as being strictly visual, auras can have a wide range of symptoms, including:

visual: flashing lights, wavy lines, spots, partial loss of sight, blurry vision
olfactory hallucinations smelling odors that aren't there
tingling or numbness of the face or extremities on the side where the headache develops.
difficult finding words and/or speaking
partial paralysis
auditory hallucinations
decrease in or loss of hearing
reduced sensation
hypersensitivity to feel and touch

Approximately 20% of migraineurs experience aura. As with the prodrome, migraine aura, when the migraineur is aware of it, can serve as a warning, and sometimes allows the use of medications to abort the episode before the headache itself begins. As noted earlier, not all migraine episodes include all phases or components of migraine. Although not the majority of episodes, there are some migraine episodes in which migraineurs experience aura but no headache. There are several terms used for this experience, including silent migraine, sans-migraine, and migraine equivalents.

And migraines are from the blood vessels in the brain dialating, the opposite of the contraction that causes a normal headache.

That's enough... I was just looking things up. It always gets to me when people who've never actually had a migraine insist that they get them all the time. I'm not a whiner, I just take some pain meds and deal. It would be pretty fucking stupid to whine about it considering they can last for hours up to weeks. I go to sleep with it, I wake up with it... I deal.
It just happens to be a lil more in my head (heh) right now because I haven't had one this... constant and painful in awhile...

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"I am a sincere single male in Virginia looking for something more in life. I am pretty new to the area and work friends is all I know. I am looking for someone that is female that is willing to get to know me. I'm a great friend to all and pretty nice. I have been told that I am somewhat attractive, but also been told that I am kind at heart. I know that those two don't usually go hand and hand. I enjoy life to the fullest and want to try new things when possible. I have been through a lot in life and want to put it behind me and start out a new life. I am looking for a friendly relationship that will hopefully grow to something more. I am also looking to do a little dating and get around to meet people. If you are interested give me a chance and I will not try to disappoint you. Thanks."

He's looking for someone who is female.

"I'm putting out a world wide web bulletin to get everyone's help. You see, I've lost my smile. I'm not really myself without it. I have a couple leads that give me hope that it may have been found, including a vague description. She appears to be between 26 and 36 years old, but may appear younger than her age. She's around 5'7" (I am 6'), not a bbw, but doesn't live at the gym either. She has high-maintenance looks with a down-to-earth attitude, values, and personality. She loves rock & roll and may be found at concerts. I have conflicting reports that she's either a blonde or a brunette. She's intelligent with her own career and not dependent on someone to support her. If this person can be found, I can offer a reward of lifetime devotion, long, slow kisses that last for days, midnight massages, a partner that loves to cook and doesn't mind sharing in the household chores, someone to wash your back, a shoulder to lean on, and someone who will hold you at night. If you think you may have found my smile, please e-mail me as I really need it to be myself. Thanks. "

I think his smile is going to go missing for a good long while...

"Are you an older women caving passion? Do you lust for a younger man? I'm looking to date an older women(30-60). On a date with me, I like to start out with dinner and danceing. After a few drinks I like to take the date back to her house, sit and talk over a botttle of wine. After a couple glasses of wine i like to retire to the bed room, where we will make love all night long... If you are interested in a night like this please respond to this add "

Ooh OOh! I CAVE passion! And I always respond to ADD.

maybe I should write him.. .

"hello, my name is mike, i am 23 years old, wiegh around 185 lbs and in process of losing weight, i have brown hair, and hazel eyes. i work full time, and love to live life to the fullest. i work hard, and play harder. i normally go out as much as possible, i often hang out on the penninsula on the weekends. i am extremely open minded, and not much bothers me. i absolutely hate drama, and dont care for mind games, (i get enough of that at work.) if i sound interesting to you, then drop me a line or two. oh yeah, the pic is an old one, i now have hair, and wiegh about 20 lbs less. "

the top of this one was entitled "here chicky chicky chicky"
and lists his marital status as 'happily married'

I need to quit looking at these things.. it's feeding my misanthropy

Tom Petty

Goodnight, baby
Sleep tight, my love
May god watch over you from above.

Tomorrow I'm working
What would I do?
I'd be lost and lonely
If not for you.

So, close your eyes
You're alright for now

I've spent my life travelling
Spent my life free
I could not repay
All you've done for me

So sleep tight, baby
Unfurrow your brow
And know I love you
We're alright for now

We're alright for now.