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Midnight Kitty

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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4095 on: July 25, 2013, 12:49:33 PM »
Ducks like maggots. Ducks really like maggots. Ducks now keep following me round the garden eyeing my feet in the hope that they will suddenly spawn more maggotty goodness for them to hoover up. (To my relief, this has not yet happened.)

Ducks are revolting, really. Almost as bad as maggots.  ;D
I didn't know that.  Reading etiquette hell is educational.

Cats like to catch cockroaches, but I don't think they eat them.  They just bite legs off to see how the cockroach can scurry with 3 legs.  Our recently rescued dog, Honey Girl, can catch flies on the wing.  A very useful trick.  We take her up with us to the ranch where we keep our little red mare.  Usually a couple of flies end up in the car and they won't fly out an open window.  Honey Girl is a 13 pound Terrier/Dachshund mix with very, very, amazingly fast reflexes.

I don't know if either of them like to eat maggots and I hope I never need to know. ;)
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4096 on: July 25, 2013, 05:08:35 PM »
Weirdly, it doesn't bother me a bit when there are maggots in the trash can.  I just go "eh, maggots again." and put the trash can outside so it gets rained in.  The ?mealworms? were pretty reminiscent of a horror movie scene though, plus the smell was gag inducing (as previously mentioned, pretty sure there was animal effluvia involved at some point in the not-all-that-recent past.)

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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4097 on: July 25, 2013, 08:51:02 PM »
Ducks like maggots. Ducks really like maggots. Ducks now keep following me round the garden eyeing my feet in the hope that they will suddenly spawn more maggotty goodness for them to hoover up.

I laughed so hard I farted.  ;D

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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4098 on: July 26, 2013, 05:28:36 AM »
I was recently diagnosed with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and am currently on an exclusion diet to try to nail down exactly what foods I can and can't eat without consequences. Painful, gassy, half-an-hour-in-the-bathroom-swearing consequences. The diet is doing an awesome job and I'm much better...

...so I got a little careless, didn't I? ::)

The result was twenty minutes in the bathroom at work today, suffering the abovementioned consequences. And farting. Squeakily. A portion of my anatomy that I would really rather stayed silent was sounding like a deflating balloon, the whole time!

"Ow..."
*squeak!*
"Heh. Ow."
*squeeeeerrrrrrk*
"Hehheh."
*peep!*
"*snicker* Ow."
*EEEEEeeeeeeeeeeee....*
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4099 on: July 26, 2013, 02:14:38 PM »
So, my new foster pup, Angel, is apparently a tick magnet. I have now pulled *3* off of her. The worst one was this morning, when I pulled a solid 3/8" tick off of the inside of her upper lip.

I promptly had the heeby-jeebies.

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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4100 on: July 26, 2013, 03:05:42 PM »
I was recently diagnosed with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and am currently on an exclusion diet to try to nail down exactly what foods I can and can't eat without consequences. Painful, gassy, half-an-hour-in-the-bathroom-swearing consequences.
Only half an hour? Lucky.  Mine tends to go on for several hours, in waves.
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The diet is doing an awesome job and I'm much better...
Do you mind detailing what things you avoid?  Because I've never been able to pin down any one thing or type of things.  Some days I can eat all the dairy I want, the very next day half a cup of milk seems to set me off.

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...so I got a little careless, didn't I? ::)

The result was twenty minutes in the bathroom at work today, suffering the abovementioned consequences. And farting. Squeakily. A portion of my anatomy that I would really rather stayed silent was sounding like a deflating balloon, the whole time!
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4101 on: July 26, 2013, 04:04:23 PM »
I was recently diagnosed with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and am currently on an exclusion diet to try to nail down exactly what foods I can and can't eat without consequences. Painful, gassy, half-an-hour-in-the-bathroom-swearing consequences.
Only half an hour? Lucky.  Mine tends to go on for several hours, in waves.
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The diet is doing an awesome job and I'm much better...
Do you mind detailing what things you avoid?  Because I've never been able to pin down any one thing or type of things.  Some days I can eat all the dairy I want, the very next day half a cup of milk seems to set me off.

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...so I got a little careless, didn't I? ::)

The result was twenty minutes in the bathroom at work today, suffering the abovementioned consequences. And farting. Squeakily. A portion of my anatomy that I would really rather stayed silent was sounding like a deflating balloon, the whole time!
Ah, yes, playing the intestinal tuba....

Same, elfmama!  I can eat all the spicy food I want one day without consequence.  A few days later, I eat a small bite of the same thing and feel like my stomach and intestines are trying to chacha their way out through my abs.

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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4102 on: July 26, 2013, 08:12:06 PM »
Elfmama, Magpie:

At the moment I'm avoiding everything that the Monash University Low FODMAP Diet App flags as bad. It's here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/monash-university-low-fodmap/id586149216?mt=8

I stay on the exclusion diet for at least a week, then eat a serving of something that's red-flagged for just ONE of the indigestible sugars. It's a bit more complicated than that (the Oligos category can be split up into a bunch of sub-categories that the app doesn't make clear, and I have to test different serving sizes of everything - my dietician is advising me) but the worst triggers I've identified for myself so far are onions, garlic (sob, farewell Italian food), mushrooms (SOB), and pretty well any stone fruit.

If your triggers seem to be inconsistent, it might be a dosage problem (i.e. your gut is OK with one serving of X but any more of it in the next few days pushes you over the edge) or a combination issue (if I eat mushrooms, it's kinda bad. If I eat fatty food, I have no problem. If I eat mushrooms AND fatty food in the same meal, do not stand between me and the bathroom for the next eight hours).
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4103 on: July 27, 2013, 07:31:48 AM »
While doing my monthly exam in the shower, I noticed a lump in my armpit.  When I got out of the shower, I went to look at it in the mirror.  Realized it was a pimple or ingrown hair. 

I gave it a gentle squeeze.  It ejected a hard plug of pus followed by a SPRAY of greenish yellow pus and then blood.  It was nasty, nasty, nasty and a Female Dog to clean off the mirror. 
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4104 on: July 27, 2013, 11:05:53 AM »
While doing my monthly exam in the shower, I noticed a lump in my armpit.  When I got out of the shower, I went to look at it in the mirror.  Realized it was a pimple or ingrown hair. 

I gave it a gentle squeeze.  It ejected a hard plug of pus followed by a SPRAY of greenish yellow pus and then blood.  It was nasty, nasty, nasty and a Female Dog to clean off the mirror. 

I am disappoint at no video.
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4105 on: July 27, 2013, 11:39:42 AM »
While doing my monthly exam in the shower, I noticed a lump in my armpit.  When I got out of the shower, I went to look at it in the mirror.  Realized it was a pimple or ingrown hair. 

I gave it a gentle squeeze.  It ejected a hard plug of pus followed by a SPRAY of greenish yellow pus and then blood.  It was nasty, nasty, nasty and a Female Dog to clean off the mirror. 

I am disappoint at no video.

Sorry, it was quite unexpected. Plus, I was still naked.  ;)
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4106 on: July 27, 2013, 01:17:41 PM »
While doing my monthly exam in the shower, I noticed a lump in my armpit.  When I got out of the shower, I went to look at it in the mirror.  Realized it was a pimple or ingrown hair. 

I gave it a gentle squeeze.  It ejected a hard plug of pus followed by a SPRAY of greenish yellow pus and then blood.  It was nasty, nasty, nasty and a Female Dog to clean off the mirror. 

I am disappoint at no video.

Me too. That sounds awesome.

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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4107 on: July 27, 2013, 06:21:37 PM »
While doing my monthly exam in the shower, I noticed a lump in my armpit.  When I got out of the shower, I went to look at it in the mirror.  Realized it was a pimple or ingrown hair. 

I gave it a gentle squeeze.  It ejected a hard plug of pus followed by a SPRAY of greenish yellow pus and then blood.  It was nasty, nasty, nasty and a Female Dog to clean off the mirror. 

I am disappoint at no video.

Me too. That sounds awesome.

Ditto for me. I would so LOVE to squeeze something like that!

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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4108 on: July 27, 2013, 06:58:17 PM »
I've got a pimple on the back of my head which won't disappear or give me the satisfaction of forming a head.Dazi that sounds amazing although it's not fun trying to contort yourself in the mirror to deal with stuff like that.

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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4109 on: July 28, 2013, 02:18:00 AM »
My dog's primary seborrheic dermatitis pretty much qualifies as "gross," all the time.  I think I've finally got it under control (at least, his hair is all starting to grow back) but bathing him involves in part peeling off big sections of thick dead skin - kind of like dealing with the aftermath of a bad sunburn on a person, coupled with horribly greasiness and dog odor.  He's also managed to coat my walls with incredibly hard to wash off greasy stuff - ordinary cleaners just kind of run off of it.


Also, a followup to my previous maggot story - I determined that there was never a towel.  My dog is a delicate flower about actually going outside during a rainstorm, and it was raining a lot, and...well, you get the picture.  Blue bottle fly maggots apparently are quite good at breaking down what comes out of the back end of a dog.  Really glad I didn't try to lift the "towel" with my hands now!