• Ailments... 2.

    From Daryl Stout@1:2320/100 to Ardith Hinton on Mon Jun 2 03:22:02 2014
    Hi, Ardith...

    I know other folks in the 50+ crowd who have had part of the prostate removed. If that's what your urologist recommends I'm sure at least one of the guys here would be willing to discuss the pros & cons with you. :-)

    I'd be glad to know that information. When I asked about a prostate biopsy, he said "you don't need one". So, that's one positive, I guess. I go back in for the KUB (kidney/ureter/bladder) X-ray, and PSA (prostate specific antigen) test in September. I'll be 53 this year, and I joke that "I'm too old to cut the mustard, but I can still stir the mayonnaise. So, please pass the BLT, onion ring, and Doctor Pepper, and no one gets hurt". <G>

    Ah. Conserving heat, I suppose... as do the blood vessels &
    at least one part of the anatomy which is unique to males! I hadn't heard the situation explained that way until now. I was under the impression it was more common in females because I've had the same problem since I was pregnant with Nora. :-))

    In females, that's because the fetus is pressing on the urinary bladder,
    if I remember my biology right.

    Another cute one is that a fellow ham radio operator was holding his ten month old son in his left arm, while he was running a communications net.
    His son must've understood the expression "it's better to be pissed off
    than pissed on"...as he decided to show his displeasure with Daddy by
    urinating on his arm. <G> Daddy had to have Momma take the little one. :)

    Uh-huh. One can't be sure nowadays that Dick & Jane & their 2.3 kids all have the same surname. I made a similar mistake years ago when I addressed the mother of one of my students as "Mrs. X". She responded huffily that *she* was "Miss Y". I'm guessing she ditched
    "Mr. X's" surname when she ditched him, and wasn't concerned about what others might think of her marital status at the time the child was conceived. Some years before this incident, an older friend of ours called herself "Mrs. Z" & wore a wedding ring in dealing with her son's school although to this day she has never married. How times have changed! If Janice preferred to keep her maiden name I don't blame
    her. As a teacher I had to redo almost every form I'd filled in since junior high school, together with an explanation for the change on each one, when I married Dallas. If I'd known beforehand about the
    paperwork, I might have kept my maiden name... [wry grin].

    She actually took my surname as hers when we married. When she called her parents afterwards, and told them what had happend, she quipped "I'll bet
    you didn't know you had a son that looked like him!!" <G> And, that's true about the confusion of whose kids belong to whom!!

    I take it you live in the US, where many carbonated beverages seem to have caffeine added. In this country Sprite, 7-Up, Mountain
    Dew, etc. do *not* include caffeine. And Fresca, brought to us by the same company which supplies Coca-Cola, contains neither sugar nor caffeine... it does contain aspartame. I can't help thinking at times that it must be one of Canada's best-kept secrets, however, judging by the reaction I get when I take it to the cash desk.... :-)

    Yep, I'm in Arkansas, although I'm a native Floridian. The only "caffeine"
    I get now, is if I take a couple of Walgreen's Migraine Headache tablets a
    day. I haven't eaten a candy bar in almost 3 years...you don't know how hard
    it is to walk by a candy aisle, with all the confections calling my name for
    me to take them home with me. <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Ardith Hinton@1:2320/100 to Daryl Stout on Mon Jun 2 03:22:02 2014
    Hi, Daryl! Awhile ago you wrote in a message to Ardith Hinton:

    I think your doctors know *you* know enough to go to
    the ER if you have blood in your urine or can't produce
    anything after drinking 3 liters of Gatorade. :-)

    My late wife was diabetic, and she drank water like a
    fish. In fact, at one doctors appointment, after she
    left a urine sample, the nurses told her "you have
    really good looking urine" (clear). With the diuretic
    I'm taking, due to holding a bit of fluid in my legs,
    and the drinking of almost a gallon of Gatorade a day,
    mine is the same way. I'm to go see my urologist on
    November 8, and I'll find out if I need prostate surgery.
    At least it isn't cancer.


    I know other folks in the 50+ crowd who have had part of the prostate removed. If that's what your urologist recommends I'm sure at least one of the guys here would be willing to discuss the pros & cons with you. :-)



    But, this having to run to the restroom every few minutes is
    annoying...especially in winter, when cold temperatures tend
    to make the urinary bladder shrink...especially in males.


    Ah. Conserving heat, I suppose... as do the blood vessels & at least one part of the anatomy which is unique to males! I hadn't heard the situation explained that way until now. I was under the impression it was more common in females because I've had the same problem since I was pregnant with Nora. :-))



    On a funnier note,


    It gets funnier? You already had me chuckling above.... :-)))



    when she had gone in for a colonoscopy, and I went in to
    help her, the medical staff addressed me as "Mr. Harvey"
    (her maiden name)...


    Uh-huh. One can't be sure nowadays that Dick & Jane & their 2.3 kids all have the same surname. I made a similar mistake years ago when I addressed the mother of one of my students as "Mrs. X". She responded huffily that *she* was "Miss Y". I'm guessing she ditched "Mr. X's" surname when she ditched him, and wasn't concerned about what others might think of her marital status at the time the child was conceived. Some years before this incident, an older friend of ours called herself "Mrs. Z" & wore a wedding ring in dealing with her son's school although to this day she has never married. How times have changed! If Janice preferred to keep her maiden name I don't blame her. As a teacher I had to redo almost every form I'd filled in since junior high school, together with an explanation for the change on each one, when I married Dallas. If I'd known beforehand about the paperwork, I might have kept my maiden name... [wry grin].



    I get the Gatorade when I go grocery shopping. When I eat
    out, I try to get either Sprite, Sierra Mist, or 7-Up (clear
    liquid). But, I'm trying to get away from the caffeine, more
    than the carbonated beverages.


    I take it you live in the US, where many carbonated beverages seem to have caffeine added. In this country Sprite, 7-Up, Mountain Dew, etc. do *not* include caffeine. And Fresca, brought to us by the same company which supplies Coca-Cola, contains neither sugar nor caffeine... it does contain aspartame. I can't help thinking at times that it must be one of Canada's best-kept secrets, however, judging by the reaction I get when I take it to the cash desk.... :-)



    ... Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?


    Do they? Okay... let me guess! There are certain set procedures for giving injections regardless of the reason for giving them, meaning you & I can rest assured that nobody will have mixed up the needles or tried to save a buck at our expense. OTOH I'm also reminded of a guy who was told he couldn't use a power chair to go to the synagogue on the Sabbath. I understand why others may hesitate to force domestic animals or hired help... including bus drivers... to work on such occasions. Four or five thousand years ago the idea of allowing a day off once a week was progressive & having everybody observe the same day was convenient... but how folks get from there to the idea that one mustn't require electrons to work on Saturday or Sunday is AFAIC a matter of preferred learning style. Our friend thought so too, and eventually found another synagogue. ;-)




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  • From Ardith Hinton@1:153/716 to Daryl Stout on Tue Oct 30 23:46:08 2012
    Hi again, Daryl! This is a continuation of my previous message to you:

    I had been drinking flavored water daily, but the
    urologist advised me to switch to Gatorade, because
    it'll replenish the electrolytes.


    Ah. I was wondering why he'd recommended this brand in particular, when other brands of sports drinks have similar ingredients. Then I noticed a sign at a local gas station advertising G2, an "electrolyte" version. I guess it was available elsewhere before making its formal debut here, as usual. ;-)



    I've heard of people with "kidney cancer", but I doubt
    I'm to that point...and hope I never get there.


    I doubt it too. Once again, if your doctors thought you might have cancer you wouldn't be waiting another 30 days after the first appointment was rescheduled. I'm sure kidney stones and/or prostatitis are very uncomfortable for whoever is wearing them & you'd prefer to have some answers sooner. But I think your doctors know *you* know enough to go to the ER if you have blood in your urine or can't produce anything after drinking 3 liters of Gatorade. :-)



    But, drinking 3 liters of liquid a day to keep flushed
    out keeps me on close contact with the bathroom!!


    Yes, I imagine so... and I imagine you have to pay for the Gatorade yourself because it doesn't qualify as a prescription item. Same goes for the Pedialyte etc. Nora wouldn't have needed if she wasn't in treatment... (sigh).



    On a lighter note, I recently had to switch FIDONet hubs,
    so it's good to be back in here.


    I thought I'd noticed you had a different node number or something. At any rate, it's good to have you back with us again.... :-)




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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to ARDITH HINTON on Sat Mar 3 00:46:00 2018
    Hi again, Daryl! This is a continuation of my previous message to you:

    Hi, Ardith...

    Ah. I was wondering why he'd recommended this brand in particular,
    when other brands of sports drinks have similar ingredients. Then I noticed AH>sign at a local gas station advertising G2, an "electrolyte" version. I gue AH>it was available elsewhere before making its formal debut here, as usual. ;

    I originally drinking Gatorade, because of the electrolytes, but was
    told not to drink that.

    I doubt it too. Once again, if your doctors thought you might have AH>cancer you wouldn't be waiting another 30 days after the first appointment w AH>rescheduled. I'm sure kidney stones and/or prostatitis are very uncomfortab AH>for whoever is wearing them & you'd prefer to have some answers sooner. But AH>think your doctors know *you* know enough to go to the ER if you have blood AH>your urine or can't produce anything after drinking 3 liters of Gatorade. :

    Well, with the partial removal of the prostate, I can urinate better.
    But, also with getting older, and the weakening of the sphincters
    (urinary and anal), both urgency and incontinence can really ruin your
    day. I always make sure I have a good supply of Depends on hand.

    Yes, I imagine so... and I imagine you have to pay for the Gatorade AH>yourself because it doesn't qualify as a prescription item. Same goes for t AH>Pedialyte etc. Nora wouldn't have needed if she wasn't in treatment... (sigh

    Yep...but I can get a liter bottle of flavored water at Kroger for
    under a dollar.

    I thought I'd noticed you had a different node number or something.
    At any rate, it's good to have you back with us again.... :-)

    Well, I'm a Regional Independent (1:19/33). I was originally node 33
    in FIDONet 3821 (Little Rock)...but I'm the only FIDONet BBS left in
    Arkansas. I'm running Synchronet (SBBS), switching from Virtual
    Advanced (VADV32), due to tossing issues...plus, SBBS has a feature to
    install non-fossil doors like a regular door, and you can allow these on
    your BBS, and they work under telnet. No other BBS package that I know
    of has this feature.

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to ARDITH HINTON on Sat Mar 3 00:55:00 2018
    Hi, Daryl! Awhile ago you wrote in a message to Ardith Hinton:

    Hi, Ardith...

    I know other folks in the 50+ crowd who have had part of the prostate AH>removed. If that's what your urologist recommends I'm sure at least one of AH>guys here would be willing to discuss the pros & cons with you. :-)

    As per an earlier reply, I ended up have the Urolift Prostate Surgery "undone", and part of the prostate removed. But, it has resulted in
    impotence, erectile dysfunction, and at times, retrograde ejaculation.

    At the time, I thought the Urolift surgery was fantastic. They insert
    a device up through the penis and urethra...and then it opens like what
    you'd put on window blinds to hold them open. It basically holds the
    lobes of the prostate apart (men suffer from an enlarged prostate or BPH
    as they get older), so the flow of urine out of the bladder isn't
    blocked.

    But, as noted, one of the kidney stone fragments lodged onto one of
    the "staples" from that, so that surgery had to be "undone".

    Ah. Conserving heat, I suppose... as do the blood vessels & at least
    one part of the anatomy which is unique to males! I hadn't heard the situat AH>explained that way until now. I was under the impression it was more common AH>females because I've had the same problem since I was pregnant with Nora. :

    With women, the urethra is a straight shot right down and out from the bladder. With males, it has to loop around the prostate, then through
    and out the penis. But, with women being pregnant, the developing fetus
    pushes down on the bladder, and that's one reason why women have to
    urinate more. Sometimes pregnancy can also cause pelvic prolapse, if I
    remember right.

    beforehand about the paperwork, I might have kept my maiden name... [wry gri

    Geneaology and family trees was never my forte'. It reminds me of the
    names some parents give their kids (especially royalty)...similar to
    what dog owners give their dogs. Anyway, at this one church baptism
    service, when the parents brought their newborn son to be baptized, the preacher asked the parents for the child's name. When they replied with
    this big long name, the preacher turned to his assistant, and said "A
    little more water, please". <G>

    than the carbonated beverages.

    I take it you live in the US, where many carbonated beverages seem to AH>have caffeine added. In this country Sprite, 7-Up, Mountain Dew, etc. do *n AH>include caffeine. And Fresca, brought to us by the same company which suppl AH>Coca-Cola, contains neither sugar nor caffeine... it does contain aspartame. AH>can't help thinking at times that it must be one of Canada's best-kept secre AH>however, judging by the reaction I get when I take it to the cash desk....

    I do...I'm in Little Rock, Arkansas. I will drink a Coke to settle my
    stomach if I'm out, or Ginger Ale if available. Otherwise, I now just
    drink flavored water. My favorite flavors are strawberry, peach, and
    white grape.

    ... Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?

    convenient... but how folks get from there to the idea that one mustn't requ AH>electrons to work on Saturday or Sunday is AFAIC a matter of preferred learn AH>style. Our friend thought so too, and eventually found another synagogue.

    What a strang world we live in. <G>

    Daryl

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