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Still sucking down OXY......original stone was 17 mm, Lithotripsy did not completely turn it to dust...latest XRAY looks like multiple pockets of much smaller renal calculi......next step uncertain. I'm starting to think the original stone may have had adhesions around it.
 

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Still sucking down OXY......original stone was 17 mm, Lithotripsy did not completely turn it to dust...latest XRAY looks like multiple pockets of much smaller renal calculi......next step uncertain. I'm starting to think the original stone may have had adhesions around it.
Man, I'm so sorry, I know your pain. Fortunately mine were resolved first trip.
 

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If it's any consolation, I hurt for you just reading that.
Prayers it goes well and gets resolved soon!
 

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Yesterday was weird in KC, in the morning there was 5-6 inches of snow on the railing of my back deck.....by 6 pm.....all the snow had melted. Trees in bloom were really beautiful, you could see the colors of the blooms through the snow covering them. It's less than 60 days till the summer solstice....if people keep buying electric vehicles...I fear we will all freeze to death in KC.
 

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Yesterday was weird in KC, in the morning there was 5-6 inches of snow on the railing of my back deck.....by 6 pm.....all the snow had melted. Trees in bloom were really beautiful, you could see the colors of the blooms through the snow covering them. It's less than 60 days till the summer solstice....if people keep buying electric vehicles...I fear we will all freeze to death in KC.
Snowed in Wichita Tuesday also, and yesterday I planted 54 tomato plants I started at home in our garden at work; 96 pepper plants going in today. We give away a lot of fresh produce every year. Hopefully the electric vehicles don't freeze us all out!
 

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One year, when I used to plant a big garden, I was out there in the middle picking weeds or something. I was bent over and heard an odd noise behind me, I stood up and turned around & only 10-15 feet from me was a deer eating a cantaloupe. I finally gave up a few years ago & planted fruit trees.
 

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One year, when I used to plant a big garden, I was out there in the middle picking weeds or something. I was bent over and heard an odd noise behind me, I stood up and turned around & only 10-15 feet from me was a deer eating a cantaloupe. I finally gave up a few years ago & planted fruit trees.
We have raccoons and possums that get into our melons and cucumbers; I have those sprouting under lights on my kitchen table right now. Just got done transplanting jalapenos and pepperoncini, my old back is aching a bit. Going to get a couple guys from our residential program to help with the long sweets and bell peppers after lunch. I've been trying to get our admins to approve funds for 6 or 8 fruit trees.
 
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After I gave up on big gardens, we started feeding birds......over 20 species so far. Well, when you feed birds...you get raccoons & possums. One was so tame you could hand it hot dogs. But, then 1 became 6.....it got out of hand. So, I began trapping and relocating them. Relocated all 6. But, now after a year or two......somebody is getting in the bird feeder again.
 

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After I gave up on big gardens, we started feeding birds......over 20 species so far. Well, when you feed birds...you get raccoons & possums. One was so tame you could hand it hot dogs. But, then 1 became 6.....it got out of hand. So, I began trapping and relocating them. Relocated all 6. But, now after a year or two......somebody is getting in the bird feeder again.
I glued a 4" pvc collar to the bottom of my bird feeder and it now resides on top of a 10' pvc pipe cemented 3 1/2' into the ground. It's really quite funny to watch the squirrels try to climb it. They can jump 4+ feet straight up, but can't get a grip on the plastic pipe and either bounce off or slide to the ground.
 

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I climbed ~25-30' up the oak tree and bolted in a pulley for my triple feeder bird-feeder so it sits a good 7-8' away from the tree trunk. It's super convenient to refill now, and also kept the dang squirrel gang off of the bird feed... Until last year. I know this bastard, his name is now 'kicks'... Little bastard flew from the tree trunk and grabbed the edge of the bird feeder! One of the first times he did some half-assed back flip and cased-it hard on the grass. I laughed my ass off!

...Well, eventually he got it down and you'll note that 1 of the three pillars of feed will be like halfway down one morning (or afternoor, lazy bastard!). I like to scare the **** out of him though and make him kick the bird-feeder away so that he falls straight down and has to run up the tree again 😈

I hope you're feeling a bit better each day man! My garden was hand built and tilled for my Wife... Well, she doesn't tend to it anymore (even after I automated the dang thing!), so I don't care any more either! I have my plants, and that's all that really matters, haha.
 

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We use an AIRSOFT pistol (300 fps) on the squirrels. We have about a 10% hit rate. Must not hurt them too much though....gone thru almost 5,000 rounds. I think they enjoy the game, I know my wife does!
 

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We use an AIRSOFT pistol (300 fps) on the squirrels. We have about a 10% hit rate. Must not hurt them too much though....gone thru almost 5,000 rounds. I think they enjoy the game, I know my wife does!
Squirrels are tough little buggars.
 

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lol, you're fortunate if you guys have that option. Not that I even could, due to job duties, but I certainly have tasted the CBD flowers from time to time :p Reminiscing of the good ol' days, haha.
 

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Just found out the doctor wants to blast my ass with sound waves again.........I think I may need some medical marijuana this time.
Just think of it like a weather forecast: It's coming either way... Best to be prepared for it! That's science at it's best =D
 

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Well, before they blasted my ass again today...I asked for a clarification about the stones remaining after the first session 3 weeks ago. I had been told there was good pulverization but still had multiple pockets of smaller stones. The biggest of which was 1.5.....I guess I assumed (I was on OXY) they meant 1.5 mm.......nooooooooo, it was 1.5 cm...= 15 mm....that's only 2 mm smaller than the one I started out with..which was 17 mm. The machine was fired 4,000 times. My luck they'll want to do it a 3rd time........

Can you smoke OXY?
 

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Well, before they blasted my ass again today...I asked for a clarification about the stones remaining after the first session 3 weeks ago. I had been told there was good pulverization but still had multiple pockets of smaller stones. The biggest of which was 1.5.....I guess I assumed (I was on OXY) they meant 1.5 mm.......nooooooooo, it was 1.5 cm...= 15 mm....that's only 2 mm smaller than the one I started out with..which was 17 mm. The machine was fired 4,000 times. My luck they'll want to do it a 3rd time........

Can you smoke OXY?
Ummm...yes...

Don't ask how I know... ;)
 
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1/1/21 to today...... between Hernia & Stone......"ASK" medical bills = approx. $38,000. Asking and getting are two different things! Do not go without medical insurance!
 

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1/1/21 to today...... between Hernia & Stone......"ASK" medical bills = approx. $38,000. Asking and getting are two different things! Do not go without medical insurance!
So, how's the stone? Going? Gone?
 
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