Nobody likes to be called a dummy by a dummy.

Well here I am, back at work

couldn't afford to get docked for two days, I've decided.

Sitting sideways in this chair doesn't seem to be working out so well.
Permalink muppet 
August 19th, 2005
Have you tried standing up to work? It means some desk rearranging, but it might help. (Either that, or get one of those "kneeling" chairs -- they put little or no pressure on your assular zone.)

And I have to say, American labour laws suck when it comes to being ill...
Permalink Mat Hall 
August 19th, 2005
I'd be fine if I hadn't exhausted all my time. I suppose it would be nice if I were allowed more then 12 sick days in a year (and you have to accrue them, so really the maximum I have here in any given month is 1 x the month's numerical value).

A kneeling chair would be aces. I think I need to buy one of those.

Standing won't cut it at this desk. This workstation is about as far from ergonomic as you can get.

On the plus side, with all of the horrible things I had to do to myself yesterday, I lost another 5 pounds...
Permalink muppet 
August 19th, 2005
Try turning your chair the other way and getting on it with your knees.
Permalink  
August 19th, 2005
Um, that was me - sudden cookie death today for some reason.
Permalink Flasher T 
August 19th, 2005
I had a kneeling chair for a while after being persuaded by Guy Kewney that it really would work. I perservered with it until the seat pad actually twisted off and I nearly punctured my self a new rectum which is hardly what you're looking for. Then again, perhaps it is.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
August 19th, 2005
Considering that the existing one isn't working out so well for him, maybe that's not such a bad idea.
Permalink Aaron F Stanton 
August 19th, 2005
My RN g/f has already tried to persuade me that a colostomy at this point would be less suffering than I deal with currently.

I don't buy it.
Permalink muppet 
August 19th, 2005
Of course, that was when my diagnosis was still Ulcerative Colitis.
Permalink muppet 
August 19th, 2005
I'd not wish a colostomy on anyone, I have a friend at the moment in Boston about to undergo repair surgery after another surgeon perforated her colon whilst trying to tidy up her complications with colitis.

From the 'There always someone worse off than you but that's no reason to minise how crap you feel.' department.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
August 19th, 2005
Good thing you stopped taking your meds and eating a healthy diet. Not doing those things could have made it worse.
Permalink  
August 19th, 2005
My meds were causing me to break out from head to foot in huge, red, oozing lesions, so my doctor put me on a new one.

The new one gave me pancreatitis and nearly killed me.

There are now officially zero drugs that I can take without massive complications. The steroids weren't even working, but I was getting all the side effects, what good is that?

I've been on all sorts of diets recently. What worked when I was young seems not to work any longer.

Ridiculous, snarky, anonymous comments are cowardly and help nobody. If you're trying to prove that I'm an ass, or whatever, then sign your name and make a real argument, you pathetic prick.
Permalink muppet 
August 19th, 2005
Geez, muppet, maybe it's just be simpler to blow your brains out right now?
Permalink Flasher T 
August 19th, 2005
Hmm... Someone needs to invent an assless chair for you. Here is my current vision...

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There wold be nothing between the supports except to connect them and strengthen the structure. There would be rubber and/or cushioning atop the edges. Your ass would be suspended in nothingness in the middle while your thighs and lower back were the parts actually contacting the chair. It would be a reclined postion... or I supposed you could raise the back support a bit.
Permalink I am Jack's weekend wings 
August 19th, 2005
Gotta be careful to make the supports truly supporting and not something he sinks into, or you'll get the "heyyyyy, this is pulling my butt cheeks apart ow ow ow ow ow" effect.
Permalink Aaron F Stanton 
August 19th, 2005
The way I see it supporting you, it should only elongate your ass cheeks and not separate them. Maybe you could add a sort of C-clamp that clamped to your ass too.
Permalink I am Jack's weekend wings 
August 19th, 2005
Elongated ass cheeks. Heh.
Permalink Aaron F Stanton 
August 19th, 2005
muppet, you sure like to throw your illness in peoples faces. Why do you keep telling us about it? Is it so we can feel sorry for you, are you trolling for sympathy?
Permalink ronk! 
August 19th, 2005
Nah, I think it's just something to do, something to talk about. When people get old, their various complaints make an alternative to "nice day, isn't it" kinds of conversational openers.

And muppet usually doesn't throw in much detail. At first.

If people would quit asking him about it, I'm sure he would leave it at a euphemistic level of detail. Of course, this IS muppet we're talking about, so it depends widely on his mood.

Now I'll return to my regularly scheduled day.
Permalink AllanL5 
August 19th, 2005
Not trolling for sympathy at all. My illness is a big part of my life just at present (in the past, I've ignored it COMPLETELY and UTTERLY, but don't have the luxury just now) and so of course it's what I talk about. I've never been one to censor myself (you may have noticed), and since this is what's on my mind, this is what I post.

I couldn't care less whether anybody on this board feels sorry for me about it.

I've already had some benefit to posting here about it. MarkTAW suggested Fish Oil supplements and they have actually helped a great deal. The problems I'm having right now are less to do with inflammation (the Crohn's itself) and more to do with other complications not directly related to the primary symptoms.

Since I've started taking Fish Oil every night my inflammation and intestinal bleeding has lessened to the degree that I'm not even aware of it without a blood test. Now, it's true that I'd read about Fish Oil and its benefits for Crohn's before, but Mark's suggestion put it foremost in my mind and that was a great help.
Permalink muppet 
August 19th, 2005
WOOHOO! I actually helped somebody. I rock!
Permalink MarkTAW 
August 19th, 2005
Well, it wasn't a "random" act of kindness, but it's always good to know when you have a positive impact.

Well done.
Permalink AllanL5 
August 19th, 2005
I'm struggling to comprehend the heartless bastard mindset of reacting to someone's legitimate suffering with "stop whining already!"

Especially on a forum like this where you actually had to make the effort to click on the link, read the posts, and compose a response (see sidebar).
Permalink Jim Rankin 
August 19th, 2005
'I'm struggling to comprehend the heartless bastard mindset of reacting to someone's legitimate suffering with "stop whining already!"'

Oy, stop whining already!
Permalink Mat Hall 
August 19th, 2005
Muppet:

Out of pure curiosity ... do you have to wear an adult diper?
Permalink Joseph the Prophet 
August 19th, 2005
Looking at the signed name...heh...Hi, Joe.
Permalink Aaron F Stanton 
August 19th, 2005
Nope, I'm not incontinent. Waiting more than a few seconds when the... uhh.. mood strikes, however, is very painful.
Permalink muppet 
August 19th, 2005
Hey Aaron. Muppet, just ot let you konw that question was in no way trying to make fun of you. But I know of cases where you have to wear dipers because you never know when it strikes and you don't have much time to react.

I guess this topics sheds some light on why I'm so facinated with poop
Permalink Joseph the Prophet 
August 19th, 2005
Jim - Stop wining already.
Permalink MarkTAW 
August 19th, 2005
Whining. Damnit, the other day I read this thread where the guy alternated between "winey" and "whiney" and it's infected me!
Permalink MarkTAW 
August 19th, 2005

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