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  • From Ardith Hinton@1:2320/100 to Daryl Stout on Thu Jan 29 23:36:02 2015
    Hi, Daryl! Recently you wrote in a message to ARDITH HINTON:

    Hope you and yours had a good Christmas.


    Christmas 2014 was a fairly quiet one, but IMHO we all needed that. Once upon a time our daughter would grumble about being cooped up in the house if Dallas & I hadn't arranged an outing. In those days we went to every party organized by some local charity or whatever. With the SARS epidemic many such gatherings were discontinued. However, she's a bit older now as well.... :-)



    It has been busy for me, medical wise.


    Never a dull moment, eh? I seem to recall that another person said, many years ago, "Can't I have a few dull moments... please??" ;-)



    I had a double ended (front and back) procedure just before
    Christmas. They did a cystoscopy up through the penis and
    urethra to look into the bladder, and took an image of the
    prostate through the rectum. Naturally, I was asleep for both. :)

    I'm a prime candidate for this new prostate relief procedure
    called Urolift


    I hadn't heard of it. Thanks for the info.... :-)



    ...and I never thought I'd be so excited about a surgical
    procedure.


    It certainly does sound preferable to the alternatives.



    Enlarged prostate issues are part of males growing old


    So I gather. In most cases they're probably not a serious cause for concern... apart from the inability to pee, which can be life-threatening.
    ;-)



    I have a follow-up with the urologist in late January, but
    the procedure likely won't be done until February. But, from
    what I've read, this is an excellent option


    I see you've done your homework. I like that.... :-)



    and will likely mean I can stop taking Flomax (Tamulosin).


    Yes, I've heard of Flomax. As a rule of thumb I consider surgery to be a last resort. But if it means one doesn't have to count on pharmaceuticals ad infinitum I'm interested... and I'd do a similar risk/benefit analysis. :-)




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  • From Ardith Hinton@1:2320/100 to Anybody Interested on Sun Oct 30 22:12:06 2016
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  • From Ardith Hinton@1:2320/100 to Mike Powell on Fri Nov 4 23:26:08 2016
    Hi, Mike! Recently you wrote in a message to Ardith Hinton:

    I love classic ansi and ascii art. Thanks for posting it.


    Thanks for letting me know.

    I hadn't posted Hallowe'en greetings recently, although I used
    to do it every year. I'm not quite sure why now. But I still have a few things like that on file which I ran across in ASCII_ART & various other echoes.

    Seems to me it's been awhile since you & I chatted as well.
    Glad to hear from you again. How are you? :-)




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  • From Mike Powell@1:2320/100 to Ardith Hinton on Sat Nov 5 09:36:00 2016
    Seems to me it's been awhile since you & I chatted as well. Glad
    to hear from you again. How are you? :-)

    Seem to be doing all right, mostly. :) You?

    Mike

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  • From Ardith Hinton@1:2320/100 to Jimmy Anderson on Tue Nov 29 23:42:16 2016
    Hi, Jimmy! Awhile ago you wrote in a message to Ardith Hinton:

    Nice! Shared on Facebook too. :-)


    Glad to hear you enjoyed it. I don't know who created it, but I see what may be the artist's initials at the bottom.

    Now... I recognize your name from somewhere. You posted in FIDONEWS recently. I think there's more to it than that, however. Have you posted in SURVIVOR before? Welcome &/or welcome back, as the case may be... [chuckle].



    ... Adam to Eve-> 'I'll wear the plants in this family'.


    While I don't usually comment on taglines, I enjoyed that one. :-))




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  • From Jimmy Anderson@1:2320/100 to Ardith Hinton on Fri Dec 16 01:08:00 2016
    Ardith Hinton wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    Now... I recognize your name from somewhere. You posted in FIDONEWS recently. I think there's more to it than that, however.
    Have you posted in SURVIVOR before? Welcome &/or welcome back, as the case may be... [chuckle].

    I've been an off and on poster, but honestly I don't remember
    what all I've posted in. :-)


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  • From Ardith Hinton@1:153/716 to Anybody Interested on Fri Dec 24 21:24:16 2010
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  • From Ardith Hinton@1:153/716 to Anybody Interested on Thu Dec 30 23:56:10 2010
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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to ARDITH HINTON on Sat Mar 3 01:43:00 2018
    Hi, Daryl! Recently you wrote in a message to ARDITH HINTON:

    Ardith,

    Never a dull moment, eh? I seem to recall that another person said,
    many years ago, "Can't I have a few dull moments... please??" ;-)

    With the surgeries last year (kidney stone and prostate), I had a lot
    of medical expenses. But, thankfully, I was ble to get the majority of
    both written off. The expenses I did have allowed me to keep the same
    rent this year as I had last year.

    I hadn't heard of it. Thanks for the info.... :-)

    I really liked it...but as per an earlier message, it had to get
    "undone".

    So I gather. In most cases they're probably not a serious cause for AH>concern... apart from the inability to pee, which can be life-threatening.

    BPH (enlarged prostate) normally does not lead to prostate
    cancer...although that cancer is one of the greatest killers of males.

    I see you've done your homework. I like that.... :-)

    You have to be proactive on your health.

    Yes, I've heard of Flomax. As a rule of thumb I consider surgery to
    be a last resort. But if it means one doesn't have to count on pharmaceutic AH>ad infinitum I'm interested... and I'd do a similar risk/benefit analysis.

    I still take it...and since I started producing kidney stones again
    after a 4 1/2 year hiatus, will probably do so for awhile.

    Daryl

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