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Author Topic: Well that was stupid!  (Read 2315 times)

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Offline RAB

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Well that was stupid!
« on: December 17, 2008, 06:00:34 PM »
This is embarrassing!

I woke up last night with a sense of some serious intestinal distress (translation:  I needed to get to the bathroom!  Yep, still having tummy problems!   >:().

I turned on the lamp, found my glasses, put them on, then turned the lamp off.  (That was the stupid part--why did I have a need for my glasses to see, then turn off the lamp so I couldn't see?   ???)

I jumped out of bed, headed across the room.

WHAM!

I ran smack dab into the edge of the door (which was standing ajar).

I've got a cut over my right eyebrow, a split upper lip, and a broken pair of glasses!   :-[

(I told you it was stupid!   ;))

Bled like crazy. 

Lesson to self:  "You don't need to see to go poo!  Just go for goodness sake!"

RAB

Offline Jody

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Re: Well that was stupid!
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2008, 06:18:18 PM »
Oh RAB, I'm so sorry for your accident, thankfully nothing is broken!  Hope you heal quickly and are all better soon.

Jody  :(
"Wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world".
 "Try to discover that you are the song that the morning brings."

Grateful Dead

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Well that was stupid!
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2008, 07:07:41 PM »
Rab, I didn't laugh. Ok, I didn't laugh hard. Hope you are feeling better. Santa send Rab some night lights and a new pair of glasses.

Offline Ric Wilke

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Re: Well that was stupid!
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2008, 07:15:13 PM »
RAB, we know that you were trying not to wake DF.  That was so thoughtful of you.  I hope that he bandaged your wounds and cuddled until you fell back to sleep.

Love and hugs, R&T

Offline LBpozguy

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Re: Well that was stupid!
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2008, 07:27:07 PM »
RAB:

Sorry to hear about your little misfortune.  But don't feel bad, I do that all the time and I don't even need glasses!!  LOL Heck, I do that during the day when there is plenty of light and there is no excuse!!  LOL, but then clutses (is that how you spell that) run in my family!!  :-)

LB
Feb 08 neg
Sept 08 - First poz test
Sept 08 CD4 558 (% unk) VL 11000
Dec 08 CD4 480 (29%) VL less than 700
Mar 09 CD4 370  VL 25000
June 09 CD4 425 VL 68000
Aug 09 Started Atripla
Sept 09 CD4 639 VL 100
Nov 09  CD4 716 (35%) VL Undet!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jan 10 CD4 685 VL UND

Offline fearless

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Re: Well that was stupid!
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2008, 07:29:00 PM »
What we all really want to know RAB is - did you make it to the toiliet in time!!!

sorry for the pain.

steve

ps when you and df coming to aus?
Be forgiving, be grateful, be optimistic

Offline David_CA

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Re: Well that was stupid!
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2008, 07:47:06 PM »
What we all really want to know RAB is - did you make it to the toiliet in time!!!
sorry for the pain.

steve

ps when you and df coming to aus?

That's the part I was waiting to hear, too! 
Black Friday 03-03-2006
03-23-06 CD4 359 @27.4% VL 75,938
06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
01-08-07 CD4 429 @26.8% VL 1872!
05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
05-23-11 CD4 846 @36.8% VL 80
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Offline aztecan

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Re: Well that was stupid!
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2008, 11:45:31 PM »
RAB sweetie, you know I love you more than my luggage (my apologies to Steel Magnolias).

But I must tell you, I had a bit of a laugh when I pictured you doing that.  I know, my bad.

I also will echo Little Steve's question: Did you or didn't you make it to the head without making a big mess?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Seriously though, I hope you heal up and feel better soon.

Oh, and next time, leave the damn light on. DF will be grateful too.*

HUGS,

Mark

« Last Edit: December 17, 2008, 11:48:06 PM by aztecan »
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Offline hotpuppy

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Re: Well that was stupid!
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2008, 01:47:21 AM »
OH darling RAB.  OUCH!

My Tummy has been acting up lately.  I've learned that when your body says now, it means NOW.  I've had some bad and embarassing situations lately.  One night I neglected to use the restroom at the restaurant.... I hate public restrooms... they are nasty.  I didn't make it home.  It was a humiliating experience.  Thank God I made it inside and didn't make a mess in my truck.  Lesson Learned:  A nasty restroom beats driving home trying to squeeze your ass shut while your body fights you.  Remember, NOW MEANS NOW. 

My other favorite is when you think you are going to pass gas and your body fools you.  I really hate that.  Fortunately, I work from home so I can change and shower when needed. 

Something I ate this last weekend got my tummy excited again and gave me the squirts.  Ugh I hate that.

I find that making a point of eating yogurt seems to help restore regularity.  Seems like the meds upset my GI tract from time to time and the yogurt soothes things and recolonizes it.  Small price to pay compared to what many others tolerate.

Anyhow, you aren't alone, so don't sweat it.  These things don't happen often, but it's the kind of thing that brings you down a notch and reminds you to be thankful for what you have.
Don't obsess over the wrong things.  Life isn't about your numbers, it isn't about this forum, it isn't about someone's opinion.  It's about getting out there and enjoying it.   I am a person with HIV - not the other way around.

Offline AndyArrow

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Re: Well that was stupid!
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2008, 03:12:31 AM »
The bigger question is WHO left the door ajar?!

I suspect a naughty house elf!



Heal soon!
AA
It is not the arrival that matters.  It is the journey along the way. -- Michel Montaigne

Offline edfu

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Re: Well that was stupid!
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2008, 05:54:52 AM »
My other favorite is when you think you are going to pass gas and your body fools you.  I really hate that. 

Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes, attributed to the inimitable Jack Nicholson, for those over 65:

*Never pass by a rest room.

*Never waste an erection.

*Never trust a fart.   
"No one will ever be free so long as there are pestilences."--Albert Camus, "The Plague"

"Mankind can never be free until the last brick in the last church falls on the head of the last priest."--Voltaire

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Well that was stupid!
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2008, 08:04:52 AM »
Rab,

 ;)  Did you let out a few choice words after all that?  :o       I know I would have !! Probably would have woke up a few neighbors ! Here's hoping you heal up nice and fast !!

I decided a while back, that whenever I get out of bed, I need to sit on the edge of the bed for at least a minute, before I even attempt to move, kind of plot my course !  ;) I hate walking into things !!


Take care---Ray
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Offline Cliff

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Re: Well that was stupid!
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2008, 08:11:54 AM »
I'm starting to wonder who's really the damn fool in the relationship!?!

Hope you feel better soon, mister!!!!

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Well that was stupid!
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2008, 08:54:06 AM »
BIG OUCH!

Even if it is unreasonable of me, I wish you could sue that door --- and WIN!
Andy Velez

Offline RAB

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Re: Well that was stupid!
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2008, 03:56:20 PM »
Mark, David, Little Steve, and Cliff:

I've officially placed all of you on my "lpeople to smack list"!  That'll teach you! 

(And just for the record, yes I did make it to the bathroom!  So there!  :P)

To everyone else, thanks for your sympathies.  I've been wanting a new pair of glasses anyway!  Sigh--just didn't think I'd have to get them this way!  Lordy!

RAB   ;D

(Who's looking kind of butch and rugged with his wounds!)

Offline anniebc

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Re: Well that was stupid!
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2008, 05:39:31 PM »
So what, you just forgot to mention this when we were talking today?..are ya that scared of me.. ;)

Quote
Well that was stupid!

You got that right.

Hugs
Jan :-*

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Offline newt

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Re: Well that was stupid!
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2008, 06:55:41 PM »
Welll...

good job you didnt have a morning glory eh? (I can join the smalck list now)

- matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

Offline AlanBama

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Re: Well that was stupid!
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2008, 11:15:03 PM »
Honey, we're not as young as we used to be.  Us old folks have to have a little night light, you know....I certainly have one (or two or three).

When you see what the new glasses will cost, you'll REALLY feel bad.....

hugs & kisses,

Alan
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