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    You guys.....with all this talk about ringworms and tape worms and eating dirt and spelling, you made me laugh! I've had a weepy week and really appreciate the funnies!

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    Prhoshay, that reminds me of a saying my dad would pull on kids:

    Railroad crossing without any cars. Can you spell that without any "R's"?


    Buglover, just curious, but what would you name my tapeworm if I had one?

    OK, so today went BACK to the dr. for the UTI again and am now being sent to the urologist. I HATE the urologist. NOTHING GOOD ever happens to me at the urologist (mostly because these sadist specialists always insist on using a catheter. A regular specimen is NOT good enough-it ALWAYS must be produced through a catheter)
    Last time I went, they did a procedure that ended up with me locked in their bathroom for half an hour while the nurse and my husband pleaded with me through the door to come out and they'd give me pain medication. (I was having a legitimate problem, it wasn't that I just locked the door and wouldn't come out. I actually COULDN"T come out)
    And you'd think a urology office would have more than one bathroom too wouldn't you? Because while I was locked in this restroom, they were having to send people to the office next door as I had the ONLY restroom tied up. Serves them right for telling me that what they were going to do would give me INSTANT relief. Ha! Were they ever wrong. (and once again, I get the response I have gotten used to most of my life: "Wow! we're never had anyone have THAT reaction before")

    I am now going to spend the entire weekend until my Mon. appt. with much gnashing of teeth and dread about going. I BEGGED my reg. doctor to please not send me. But she says she can't do anymore for me as I'm not responding to any of the meds she's prescribed. Of course not, I always have to have the weird stuff happen or not happen as the case may be.

    Sorry, just had to vent. I would rather go anywhere else than this. I'd volunteer for the students in phlebotomy school to practice on me before I'd go to this specialist.
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    myrosie, I'm sorry you have to see the urologist. I also had to have a catheter specimen when I went to mine in April for my kidney stone. It's not a comfortable feeling, that's for sure. I hope things clear up for you soon.

    While you were at your regular doctor did you get confirmation that you do indeed have ringworm?

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    MRD - so sorry to hear about your upcoming trip to the urologist. Sounds dreadful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchieComic Fan;3151204;
    myrosie, I'm sorry you have to see the urologist. I also had to have a catheter specimen when I went to mine in April for my kidney stone. It's not a comfortable feeling, that's for sure. I hope things clear up for you soon.

    While you were at your regular doctor did you get confirmation that you do indeed have ringworm?
    Yes and she looked at it and said: "you have ringworm, that'll be $30 please."


    Well not exactly her words, but it was kind of how I felt. And what I'm putting on it was what she reccomends and if it's not gone in a week, call her and she'll give me Rx cream for it, but doesn't think I need it. Good because my co-pays are KILLING me this month. I'm going to have to hang out with a sign that says: "will work for medication".

    She probably thinks I'm a nut because now I want to have her look at every square inch of me in case something else happens so I don't have to make another appointment and go back anytime soon.
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    MRD, I agree that you should get completely checked when you go-who knows when you'll be able to get another appointment. Quantity for your buck!

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    MRD- I believe I would name the tapeworm Norman....
    (The name just popped into my head!)

    I hope all goes well at the doctor's office and you get all things done so you don't have to wait to go again.
    Yup, with donuts!!

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    Someone at work told me there was a Doctor somewhere who was giving people tapeworms on purpose to help with allergies! Apparently, tapeworms lower your immune system, and allergies are caused by a hyper-sensitive immune system so the little worm is supposed to stop your need for allergy medication. I said if it stops my allergies and makes me lose weight, I'd get one in a minute. I'll call mine Cordelia.


    mrd I hope all goes well at the urologist.

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    Okay - I just have to let it out and then I will be fine. My back surgery has been postponed twice now due to my doctor's own illness (he is now feeling much better - just building up his strength/stamina for long surgeries) and was put on hold for 2 1/2 months prior to that due to the hospital's move into their new facilities. NOW, it seems that I might be postponed once more - I have to wait until Monday to find out. My doctor was due to resume surgeries this past Monday - and asked another doctor to do in his place; and had two surgeries scheduled for Wednesday - and had to postpone those. He took the rest of the week off and I won't know until Monday if he will be up for my surgery scheduled on Aug 11.

    Ugh... I'm not angry - I feel badly for the guy - just really frustrated as I was supposed to be just about fully recovered by now and back to work in another month. Now it's looking like I won't be back to work until December or January! This staying at home is starting to drive me a bit nuts. I have worked full-time since I was 17 (my senior year of high school) and this is the first time I have not worked EVER. On the bright side - I had a major corporation (in my field) call me the other day to offer me a position at one of their locations - beginning after my recovery time! The offer was pretty darn good - they said that they wanted me for the position, and would give me what I wanted (salary and benefit wise) to take it! Made my day!! I have been scouting the past few months to see where exactly I would go once I was back in the work force. There are a few options out there - but this one sounds great. Hope it works out.

    Thanks all for letting me vent!

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    It sounds very frustrating, margaritaville. I hope everything works out for you - including that great-sounding job!

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