Well-I would have to say my brain fog is hitting new heights. Haven't taken out dentures in public yet (don't have them or I probably would have.) But, yesterday I found myself trying to charge my electric toothbrush in my cordless phone cradle. Woe is me!
Hi Kalio, I'm glad you addressed this, I did on the other "offending" thread and I see it was zapped. I wholeheartedly agree with you, if anyone thinks that the present attempts at humor are somehow eclipsing the other more serious stuff, I beg to differ.
There is plenty of useful ancecdotal and research information on these boards for anyone suffering from Hep C... 7 ways till Sunday. I need to collect this information like anyone else suffering with this disease, but sometimes I need to have a little smile while I'm trudging through all the useful and yes, at times dreary and scary information. Thank God for all the Goofies of this world! This is scary stuff people! I think many of us could use a few he he's while we are here analyzing this other stuff. If I didn't have a humorous break from time to time, I'd go cross-eyed from all this stuff.
And yes, humor is extremely subjective, some people don't seem to have a sense of humor at all (not referencing anyone here) one of my old bosses had a permanent scowl and never thought anything was funny, poor bas**rd... How do they get through life?? My brother died of a particularly nasty form of lymphoma a few years ago... he was a truly funny guy, was making laugh out loud quips only a few days before he died, right up to the end. Then they had him so out of it on morphine that he couldn't joke anymore. I have often thought to myself...he really went out on his own terms, seeing the absurdity and humor in it all, no matter what the situation, I'm sure that got him through that really bad time...kept him from going bonkers.
If I've offended anyone here that was not my intention and I'm sorry, but like Kalio said...what makes me laugh might not make you laugh. I usually just skip posts I don't want to read, problem's over if I do that. But please, don't take away the he he's!!!
Thanks for that post. I'm one who has lost a car in a parking lot. What made it even more embarrasing was that I was looking for the wrong car in the first place. I had driven my wife's and didn't remember. Like a guy who knows the directions, I wasn't about to ask for help - I just wandered around aimlessly for a while.
Cougar: i'm picturin yu as like :the dude"-in 'the big Libowski"--buyin milk at the covenience store inna robe-pricelesss lol!!!!! I also call brain fog a 'chemical labotomy'--nurse thot it was funny& i'm goin w/ it;what the hay,enjoy being a dodderin old child,my dad & i can commiserate all the bettr& i got such a ready xcuse for darn near everything......
Nygirl: yeah,wrong carX2 yu really crack me up,also yur so kind...once in the old college days-kegs abeer&big ol bong marathons,i lost my car behind a row of apts...looked for a day,finally reported it missing--they looked for days--i wandered down to the station,day-3--and parked right there in front of the water dept. bldg-a stoned throw frm the cop shop sat my old 1968 chevy(hey gal55) impala.....i lost it &i found it,rite where i parked it!!!!!---soo as all can see,i'm useta dealin w/ Brain Fog--only human after all&sure keeps ya frm gettin too judgemental
Iceboy--how goes it inthe polar regions??? Are yu able to Hotspring it now??-might be nice,i do a hotbath when i'm feelin particularly scruffy--Bubbles&all--even a wee small jointy to puffer on--just 1 puff mind yu;helps the nausea(learned that durin rad..anothr lifetime ago-got 7 lives left) and the Riba-rage & the awful just feelin totally f***ed--misery dipped in ****--I know the drugs really sux-but they really gotta be puttin a hurting on mr.C----I got the same kinda relief frm suma my joint pain,but then i'm not doin mucha anything;i hang-out;couch potatoeing--we are busy fighting a virus& for me it's a fulltime Job--when this is all over i will be mitey scarce around Dr office?clinic? lab--i want to be free!!!--never useta need all this attention to my health,seems awful self-absorbed,but it is what's gotta be,for now---well i'm ramblin bigtime,hope yur doin bettr today--Hope Everyone is doin bettr& sure dooo Enjoy All Posts-the good,the bad,the ugly--You guys just trying to make me feel at home,ain't ya??? Best of the Best& all the rest.......
I went driving down the street to the video store the other day, and realized I was in my robe. My sense of humour is pretty dark. I used to even tease about my impending death when I first found out about the HCV. Used to get my girlfriend very upset. I know I'm not going to die anytime soon now, so I have to come up with some new material. I know joking about one's misery isn't funny to all so I apologize in advance. Now I just tell my girlfriend she keeps me around because the drugs are brain damaging me, and it makes it easier for her to control me; kinda like a labotomy. Peace
So many great things on that thread that I wanted to comment on, and the thread was maxed out. ...Happens to me all the time.
First, I am sure I will be(or would have been one) of those who died with, not of, HCV-- infected for 35 years, already 58 yo, and still only 1/1 with no symptoms. Did I make my own decision to treat? Sure I did. Was I influenced by the words on this board? Of course. That's why I came - to get a lot of pros and cons so I could make an informed decision. Was I scared about the sx? You betcha, but thru this board, I could see that it was possible.
There are just so many other reasons to treat besides whether the disease is life threatening including quality of life. Sure, I wouldn't die of HCV, but I would have just gotten more and more tired and life would have really started passing me by. Also the contagious issue -- Iceboy was the only one who addressed that. To me that is a major concern, having been a blood donor - and there are others on this board who also have been donors. Believe me, it weighs heavy on me knowing that there are those out there I have infected who have no clue. So who knows - maybe putting myself thru the agony of tx is some kind of self-inflicted punishment.
Hey Iceboy -- sorry to hear about the teeth already. I would say it absolutely is the interferon working it's evil magic. My dentist said to floss and brush more and suck on sugar free mints or gum. Back when I used to have a lot of teeth problems (before my mega bridgework) I used to break open capsules of vitamin E and swish them around my mouth. Seemed to help around the gums.
Hey Pirategold --- I had a real chuckle envisioning you cooking with wrought iron. Now how do you do that? Wrap dough around those decorative iron thingys and make pretty gargoyle-shaped breads? But really, hubby and I have always almost exclusively used cast iron and had to quit when we switched to one of those ceramic top stoves. We miss it dearly, and I truly cannot get bent out of shape worrying about the amount of iron I absorb from a pot.
As to this board being pro-tx. Yeah, I think so too and I am glad. It is the most informative place I have been and helpful for the process of txing. Whoever said the numbers of SVR's on this board are not in normal percentages (sorry, can't check the thread from here), I think you may be right, but perhaps that is a tribute to the support here that aids us to continue when we really don't want to. So yes, I do believe there may be more SVR's who post on this board -- and I thank you every one.
As for the humor on this board - well, it is priceless
I just hope some of you will remain around after your SVR and because you bookmarked or saved some of the funny useful stuff of tx, you will make somebody's else's day.
I desperately craved laughter after my 6 month on tx, desperately.
I thank beffuddled, peebee, Kimmy, Indy and others for making me laugh. Someone, Raheem, lost his deli ham in his fridge last yr, could not find it, it made for some well needed amusement, just like the person who stored her thong in the brush drawer.... and the remote in the fridge. Honey, was it you who put the milk in the cupboard and the cereal in the fridge?
Tx can be scary, and humor is a very effective defense mechanism.
Some of the above funny people were chastised that time also,I guess some things never change.
I'll add one and I'm not even on tx. I was talking to some hoity toidy producer on the phone yesterday so I think I was getting all puffed up and obnoxious, and I went end over end backwards while leaning back on my computer desk chair, ended up with a bowl of oatmeal I was eating all over my face and hair with my feet in the air.
What was funny is that the 16-year-old girl I take care of (Erin) was laughing so hard she fell on her knees...and instead of doing a "good sport" save...and just start laughing at myself....I got all p$$ed off at her for lauging at me...which only makes it all the more funny as anyone knows. We both ended up laughing so hard while she was trying to wipe the oatmeal from my face and hair..maybe not so funny now but you had to be there...
Last night I got IN another car. I mean I didn't just open the door I sat DOWN.
NOw I have a black SUV with cloth seats - they had a Blue one with leather. How in the WORLD did it take me a minute to realize my car was next to it. expecially since my SON was with me and waiting in the car?
Thank God I didn't get busted for it!
My son laughed at me so hard I thought I would die. He was just sitting there next to me in MY car watching me laughing as I got in to the wrong one.
last week, i was sitting in my one of my classes at the local college and my professor said "nice shoes" i looked down and i still had my slippers on. i was embarrassed but blamed it on "brain fog" oh and yesterday, i put my chihuahua out to do "her thing" and i forgot about her. i brought her back in about 3 hrs later, needless to say, she was practically frozen and very upset. it's about 20 degrees out there. i made it up to her by giving her a snack and slipping her under the heating blanket. once again, "brain fog" to the max. lol
OMG! poor doggy, LOL! Maybe you can set a timer when you let her out? the one in the microwave might work, but when it rings and you see nothing in it, I hope you remember it was the chihuahua you were looking for! I am impressed you make it to school! I don't see how you can remember even writing notes, I wish you a good semester and, SVR of course!
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