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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #3405 on: December 13, 2012, 08:50:49 PM »
I am sick with a cold. this morning when i woke up I coughed and hacked... and spat up green stuff in the toilet. >.<

Once had three different colors & textures of "gunk" come out of my infected sinuses in my morning hot, steamy shower (I was trying to clear them because they were "stuffy" and I had a headache.  I ended up at the doctor's office on base...  By the time I described the second - the doctor was a bit green. When I started on the description of the third - he told me that he had already sent the antibiotics prescription to the pharmacy (military clinic - pharmacy in the building and on the same computer network).  No mention of swabs was made.  It was an early appointment (just after breakfast - I was a civilian spouse, so he'd seen the active duty military FIRST) so he may have been wanting to be able to face lunch.....I hope that he didn't have any green food planned..... >:D

Description follows - whited out to keep the worst of the details from the squeamish.

First color was "milky" and gray green.  Second color was thicker, lumpy, slimier, and yellow green.  Third was slimier still, a really "sick" clear green, shot with threads of blood, and lumps of what sure looked like pus.

*giggle* I think you might win this round. your prize is a common cold virus plushie. Thanks for playing.

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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #3406 on: December 13, 2012, 08:51:33 PM »
This isn't so much gross as horrifying, but when my dad was in high school, he played football. He was hit so hard in the head that his vision looked like the negatives for film photos.  :o The coach slapped him on the back, told him he was fine, and that he should get back out there. Yeah. Sounds like an awesome plan when your player probably has some kind of concussion.  >:( That's only happened to him once after that - when he was struck by lightning a year or so ago.

If a brain specialist ever looks at my Dad's brain, he will probably be horrified by all the concussive damage Dad has sustained and amazed that Dad's maintained an above - average quality of life.

Also, if any of you have ever pulled on your finger so hard it felt like the joint came apart, that's what happened to me last night...in my lower back. I almost cried.
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #3407 on: December 13, 2012, 08:54:37 PM »
- when he was struck by lightning a year or so ago.




That coach was an idiot, and I hope your back feels better soon!

He got struck by lightning!  :o That is my number one, absolute, all time, phobia. Yes, even more than spiders.  ;D

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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #3408 on: December 13, 2012, 08:57:50 PM »
I am sick with a cold. this morning when i woke up I coughed and hacked... and spat up green stuff in the toilet. >.<

Once had three different colors & textures of "gunk" come out of my infected sinuses in my morning hot, steamy shower (I was trying to clear them because they were "stuffy" and I had a headache.  I ended up at the doctor's office on base...  By the time I described the second - the doctor was a bit green. When I started on the description of the third - he told me that he had already sent the antibiotics prescription to the pharmacy (military clinic - pharmacy in the building and on the same computer network).  No mention of swabs was made.  It was an early appointment (just after breakfast - I was a civilian spouse, so he'd seen the active duty military FIRST) so he may have been wanting to be able to face lunch.....I hope that he didn't have any green food planned..... >:D

Description follows - whited out to keep the worst of the details from the squeamish.

First color was "milky" and gray green.  Second color was thicker, lumpy, slimier, and yellow green.  Third was slimier still, a really "sick" clear green, shot with threads of blood, and lumps of what sure looked like pus.

My doctor laughed the first time I described a really nasty sinus infection to him. I told him I had Christmas tree snot so I knew it was a really bad sinus infection... it was gold (really thick yellow), green and red...like colors on a Christmas tree.  He still says it the best and most accurate description he's ever received.
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #3409 on: December 14, 2012, 12:11:11 AM »
- when he was struck by lightning a year or so ago.




That coach was an idiot, and I hope your back feels better soon!

He got struck by lightning! :o That is my number one, absolute, all time, phobia. Yes, even more than spiders.  ;D

Best part? The conductor was a hammer, while he was nailing some boards together. Yes, he was outside in a thunderstorm, doing repairs. His arm still hurts from time to time from that incident.

ETA: My back is better; it just felt like it was on fire for a few moments.
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #3410 on: December 14, 2012, 09:28:41 AM »
Eeeeeeeeeeeek  :o

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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #3411 on: December 15, 2012, 07:00:52 AM »
We have a stray cat who comes by every morning to be fed, and spends a lot of nights on our porch.  (Don't ask why we don't take her in; it's complicated.  She's fixed and has shelter, in case anyone wanted to know.)  Every now and then, she leaves the remnants of a kill on the mat; a bird wing and a bunch of feathers, a half-eaten chipmunk, and less identifiable leavings.  Yesterday, there were two things on our porch that looked like gigantic hairballs, and I went out to see what they were.  Each one was a half-digested, regurgitated rodent...I think!  :P  We named the cat "Tiger Lily", or just "Tiger", but I think we should have named her "Skunk Cabbage"...

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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #3412 on: December 17, 2012, 06:42:07 AM »
We have a stray cat who comes by every morning to be fed, and spends a lot of nights on our porch.  (Don't ask why we don't take her in; it's complicated.  She's fixed and has shelter, in case anyone wanted to know.)  Every now and then, she leaves the remnants of a kill on the mat; a bird wing and a bunch of feathers, a half-eaten chipmunk, and less identifiable leavings.  Yesterday, there were two things on our porch that looked like gigantic hairballs, and I went out to see what they were.  Each one was a half-digested, regurgitated rodent...I think!  :P  We named the cat "Tiger Lily", or just "Tiger", but I think we should have named her "Skunk Cabbage"...

I think that is a sign of affection from the cat.

When I was a kid, we had outside dogs and cats.  We lived in a rural area near a place wear people would skin deer after hunting.  Guess what wound up on our porch.  Random parts of deer.  We even got a head once.  The cat also left us half eaten surprises.

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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #3413 on: December 17, 2012, 01:19:23 PM »
We had a cat like that when we lived in the country.  She would leave skunks, opossums, snakes etc.  The worst part was that she "drained" them before leaving them, it was always essentially skin and bone left on the doorstep.  The worst, however, was when she left me a drained mouse, in my snow boots, that I found with  my bare foot when I went out to get wood for the fire. 

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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #3414 on: December 17, 2012, 05:29:14 PM »
This isn't so much gross as horrifying, but when my dad was in high school, he played football. He was hit so hard in the head that his vision looked like the negatives for film photos.  :o The coach slapped him on the back, told him he was fine, and that he should get back out there. Yeah. Sounds like an awesome plan when your player probably has some kind of concussion.  >:( That's only happened to him once after that - when he was struck by lightning a year or so ago.
That coach is not only an idiot, he is too ignorant to hold his job.  He's a hazard to his players.

If a brain specialist ever looks at my Dad's brain, he will probably be horrified by all the concussive damage Dad has sustained and amazed that Dad's maintained an above - average quality of life.
I have had several severe concussions in my life, including one fractured skull from jumping off a quarterhorse at full gallop (over 40 miles per hour).  Each time I had to learn basic math again.  I don't know what else I have lost that I don't access often enough to miss.  After the fractured skull, I couldn't walk down a hall without bouncing off the walls.  It was less than 2 years after I graduated from college and all I could think was, "That was a big waste of a Stanford education." :-\

Also, if any of you have ever pulled on your finger so hard it felt like the joint came apart, that's what happened to me last night...in my lower back. I almost cried.
I hope you feel better soon.
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #3415 on: December 18, 2012, 10:50:28 AM »
This isn't so much gross as horrifying, but when my dad was in high school, he played football. He was hit so hard in the head that his vision looked like the negatives for film photos.  :o The coach slapped him on the back, told him he was fine, and that he should get back out there. Yeah. Sounds like an awesome plan when your player probably has some kind of concussion.  >:( That's only happened to him once after that - when he was struck by lightning a year or so ago.
That coach is not only an idiot, he is too ignorant to hold his job.  He's a hazard to his players.

Fortunately, the coach has probably passed on by now, considering that my dad is nearing 60.
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #3416 on: December 19, 2012, 10:28:55 PM »
One summer night, many years ago, I was home alone, kids at grandmas, DH at the time was at work. I was on the computer when I started to smell skunk. I turn off the fan. Pretty soon, I am tasting skunk. I get up, close all the windows, turn fan so it's blowing out and turn it on high.

There can be only a few things out there that taste worse than skunk. YUCK!!

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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #3417 on: December 20, 2012, 08:14:53 AM »
That reminds me of the nice warm spring day when I opened all of the windows in the house only to discover that the neighbors were having their septic tank replaced.

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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #3418 on: December 20, 2012, 09:56:25 AM »
That reminds me of the nice warm spring day when I opened all of the windows in the house only to discover that the neighbors were having their septic tank replaced.
*giggle*

I live relatively near our city's landfill.  It is almost never a problem but the last couple of years, they've been cleaning out old cells to remove any recyclables and lengthen the lifetime of the site.  If the wind is blowing the right direction, it's a little rank.  But it has absolutely NOTHING on the chicken farm a few miles away.  The wind is almost always carrying the smell my way.  When they are doing their regular cleaning, there is no way I can have windows open.  *gag*
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #3419 on: December 21, 2012, 12:13:58 AM »
Being downwind of a sugar beet processing plant can be pretty whiffy too. And it is ~15 miles away. 

Back in the dark ages, some of my great uncles who had been out with the pigs would come into their house and prop their feet on the railing around the wood stove...with their boots still on. Baked on pig poo is eye-wateringly rank!