Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Odds and Ends

Do you know you go to the movies with someone, and their bladder is the size of a walnut, and they insist on getting a giant sized Mr. Pibb? Naturally they have to run for a "pee break" and want you to fill them in on what they missed during their break. What an annoyance.

But thanks to the interwebs check out the website Runpee beforehand and your Mr Pibb swilling compatriot will be able to choose a slow part of the movie to do his "bidness" and you won't have to fill him in.

Follow up on my dialysis: They determined my "dry" weight. That is my weight minus the extrs fluids.

How much extra fluid was there? 12 gallons. Holy crap!

The insurance company said I'm better and wants me released Friday. The PT department said I'm not ready, the doctor said I'm not ready...but what do they know?

Lastly I have a Korean PT that scares me. She really puts me through the paces. She tiny but tough.
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Unknown said...

flippin insurance companies! they can spend almost 1.5 million a day to fight the health care reform, but when it comes to the ones that pay their outlandish premiums they say fuck em. i am so sick of this bullshit. sorry old man for venting my frustrations here.

A New Yorker said...

@PJ and DOM- this bogus healthcare reform is nothing more than switching who is the asshole and the government will be worse than the insurance companies. At least with the insurance companies your doctor can fight them. Not so when the government wants to take over.

Anne said...

Runpee? Really? As an iPhone app (yes, I had to check it out)? It seems to me that someone has way too much time on their hands.

I hope you are feeling better. I refuse to get involved in the previous commenters' health care debate but I hope you are feeling better soon!

ReformingGeek said...

Runpee? Oh my. Why not wait and rent/buy the DVD and hit pause?

I'm sure you'd rather be home with your un-couch and your TV channels!

Gianetta said...

I hope you get home soon and back to your better cable.

Sandee said...

Twelve gallons? Holy Crap is right.

Yea, what does your doctor know. Good grief.

Have a terrific day Crotchety. :)

memphisdonna said...

It's so good to be able to read your blog again!!!
Don't realize how much you take for granted something/someone until they aren't around.
Glad you're back!!!

Anonymous said...

12 gallons? That's nothing. I pee that much every night. I'm up at least six times a night.

It is so refreshing!

hee hee

Sorry about the Insurance woes. *smile*

nonamedufus said...

That cinema dilemma sounds like the makings of a Seth Rogen or Will Farrell movie: "They Call Me Mr. Pibbs"

Kirsten said...

I can't wait to check out the runpee website! Funny!

Mike said...

12 gallons eh? I need my lawn watered. Thanks in advance.

Donnie said...

12 gallons!? That's right at 100 extra pounds! Guess you know that. Maybe they'll give you a super duper diuretic...
Then, like the Pibb people at the theater, you too can pee your way to oblivion.

brokenteepee said...

I love insurance companies. I had freakin' brain surgery for a 9mm aneurysm on my carotid and opthalmic arteries. I went in on Tuesday and had an 11 hour surgery (!) where they had to cut open my neck and tie off my carotid artery to stop the blood flow to my brain so they could clip the aneurysm. It was so complicated it required three clips.

I went home Thursday morning of the same week 'cause the insurance company said that was all I needed in the hospital. Thank heavens my hubby was an EMT and could handle basic care 'cause they weren't paying for and in house assistant.

Idiots. Take care and fight them if you have to.

linlah said...

Runpee is a great idea. I usually make my compatriot wait until after the movie to fill him in.

Adullamite said...

Get a proper health service now! You need it Joe!

Still, the Mrs is not doing much when you are in hospital, she will need you there to keep her busy.

CastoCreations said...

ooooo I'm one of those people! Bladder (especially when pregnant) the size of a peanut and yet I always get the big soda. LOVE Mr Pibb. Wish I could drink it now while pregnant.

Hopefully the insurance company will listen to your Doc and PT. PJ seems to think that the govm't would let you stay...ha! What a joke that is.

Janna said...

The older I get, the more I pee.
You've seen Niagara Falls, right?
That's kind of what it's like.

Yet I absolutely refuse to get up during a movie (in a theater) to use the bathroom.
As expensive as tickets are these days, I want to see every single solitary millisecond of that thing in bright vivid living color. If that means my internal organs burst while the end-credits are rolling across the screen, so be it.

It's rare for me to go to theaters these days, but when I do, I make sure to stay away from any beverages.

My bladder thanks me.

So would the other people in the theater, if they knew about the whole Niagara Falls thing.

HumorSmith said...

Don: You can pee your way to oblivion? Wow, that's so good to know.I've been trying to blog my way, but peeing is a lot less work, and kind of has the same effect.

Anyway DOM great to read your stuff again. Sorry about the extra fluid, but I know you'll be up and running (sorry!) in no time.

Lola said...

I just posted about yesterday on one of my other blogs

Hmmm, you stealin' ideas Joe?

So your doctors, PT and the insurance company are set to duke it out huh? I bet the insurance company wins.

I had a therapist who beat me up so badly doing a deep tissue massage (on areas of my back that I don't allow ANYONE to touch) and she didn't even stop and ask if I was ok when couldn't hold back any longer and was literally convulsing in tears. Some of them are sadists, I swear. Thankfully she went on vacation and had other PT's sub for her. I told one that I wanted to switch to her and I didn't want to have the other woman to touch me ever again.

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Nanny Goats In Panties said...

I'm sorry, did you say the insurance company said you're better? Wow, they must be awesome to be able to multi-task like that.

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