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ProfessorTomoe last won the day on November 13

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About ProfessorTomoe

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    Don't Poke the Lump

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    A Pocket Universe Near Garland, TX
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    Music, Open-Wheel and Endurance Racing, good cheese
  1. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    DAMN IT DAMN IT DAMN IT DAMN IT DAMN IT DAMN IT DAMN IT DAMN IT The tip of the second toe on my left foot has become infected again. While I'm on Keflex to knock out the infection of my pinky toe. That does not bode well. I've got a back procedure (i.e., radio ablation of my lower back nerve endings) scheduled for the 14th, and now I'm going to have to reschedule it. AGAIN. I had to reschedule it when I had the bone infection back in August/September, since you can't have this procedure done while you have an active infection anywhere in your body. Hence all of the swearing at the top of this post. Another reason for swearing is that I may have to have another PICC line put in so I can have stronger IV antibiotics administered. The Keflex should be keeping any infections from sprouting, but it's not. There's not a lot stronger that comes in pill form. I'm going to have to get in to my podiatrist's office early and see what he recommends in the way of antibiotics. I'm not looking forward to that appointment. The alternative treatment, of course, is to amputate the toe. I'll consider it. It's already a hammer toe, and it hurts any time I step wrong on it. Maybe I don't need it.
  2. I’m alive.

  3. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    Saw the doctor today about my toe. He says it's warmer than the neighboring toe, signifying infection. He prescribed Keflex (oral) and Silvadene (topical) to knock out the infection, saying it shouldn't interfere with planned back surgery on the 13th (can't do back surgery with an active infection anywhere in the body). He also said that there is still a chance that the nail might grow back if even the tiniest bit of the nail bed remains after the injury.
  4. I’m alive.

    Welcome back indeed, old friend. I'm extremely glad to see that you've pulled through. E.coli is a very nasty infection. You are lucky to have survived it. Avoid the Romaine lettuce at all costs.
  5. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    I made my first foray outside without a walker in months just after I ripped my toe open - used a cane to get around. Ironic that I'd learn that same day about the injury.
  6. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    ... and now, my toe is swelling and oozing. It appears to be infected. I'm going to Care Now for urgent after-hours care later today.
  7. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    Once again, I can't win for losing. As I was getting ready to go to an appointment to get an ultrasound done on my left leg (to diagnose swelling in my left foot/ankle), I caught my sock-enclosed pinky toe on the base of a cat scratching post at the end of the main hall of our house. It hurt, but not terribly. I noticed a bruise on the toe while I was showering and thought that I might have sprained it or possibly (at the extreme) broken it. However, when I got to the ultrasound appointment and removed my sock, I saw blood in it. I looked at my toe and saw that a good chunk of the nail was hanging by a thread of skin. I pulled the chunk off and examined it. Turns out that I'd caught my toenail and ripped both it and the entire nail bed out of my toe. I showed the chunk to the nurse doing the ultrasound and she concurred. I now have a gaping hole at the tip of my pinky toe, which has fortunately stopped bleeding now. I will never have a toenail on that toe again. I need steel-toed socks.
  8. Things That Make You Happy

    My album is up on Bandcamp! Calibrations is available at https://leejackson1.bandcamp.com/album/calibrations . It contains the entire soundtrack to “Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour.” It also contains a track included with the game but not used, plus three new songs exclusive to the album. There’s also an interview with yours truly conducted by Jake “The Voice” Parr of The Cyber Den radio show, and a reading of liner notes and special thanks by Jake and myself. There are big advantages to buying Calibrations at Bandcamp versus Amazon or CD Baby. You can download the album tracks in lossless WAV, AIFF, or FLAC formats if you want. Also, you’ll get bonus content, including high-resolution pictures of the cover, back, liner notes, and CD art, plus a bonus track of The Cyber Den Theme. All of this, including the bonus content, costs just $10. If you don't already have a copy, please consider buying one. Thank you!
  9. What Are You Ingesting?

    I will soon be ingesting some cloudberry (a.k.a. bakeapple) products from the Dark Tickle company out of Canada. I just finished ordering a bottle of cloudberry sauce and a bottle of cloudberry vinegar (with real cloudberries inside it). I left them a note, asking if they'd ever get seedless cloudberry jam in stock. I would pay seriously good money for a supply of that, since cloudberry seeds are a major nuisance relative to the heavenly flavor of the berry in which they come.
  10. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    I am now walking sans surgical boot! Huzzah!
  11. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    Today is hopefully the last day that I have to wear a surgical boot on my forays out of the house. I'm going to the podiatrist for a followup visit on my broken foot repair surgery. As far as I can tell, the thing is healed - I can walk on my foot just fine inside the house. Doctor's orders have been to wear the boot outside, though. Let's hope today's visit changes that.
  12. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    You're lucky your doctor has good aim. My former doctor missed the joint space once. I had a knot in my knee that hurt like hell for a week or two afterward. Hence "former doctor."
  13. Things you have no idea how to feel about

    I had a kitten get inside my engine compartment once. It went on a wild ride for almost a mile before I figured out that there was a strange noise coming from up front. Fortunately, it was in the part of my Ridgeline in front of the radiator—no moving parts (as I'd learn later). Now, this happened at about 5:30 a.m. after I got off work at the traffic reporting company, so animal control wasn't open yet. I had no choice but to call the police. They sent a unit out, but two others responded as well after hearing the report over their radios. In all, six police officers showed up to help get the kitten out of the truck. After I eliminated the possibility that the kitten was caught in the engine proper (before the police arrived), I started looking elsewhere. I'd narrowed it down to the radiator area by the time the police got there. They finally pinpointed the kitten on a shelf-like extension of my front bumper just before the radiator. No one could reach it, however. Finally, one police officer popped the plastic aero skirt off of the bottom of my bumper and managed to reach the shelf. He had hell getting the kitten to let go: it was entrenched with all 20 claws, which it turned and used on the officer's hand. The kitten did relent at last, and the officer came up with a charcoal grey kitten with deep blue eyes in his scratched hand. I had to let the kitten go with the police. Lost a good canvas zip bag in the process, too. We put the kitten in the zip bag and zipped it shut so they could take it back to the station. I hope that one of the dispatchers adopted it, because the only other option was to send it to animal control. I never did find out.
  14. Things That Make You Happy

    I've finally got another new piece of music! It's a theme song for a radio show over in the UK, called "The Cyber Den." (airs every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. GMT) The song is up on Bandcamp and YouTube: https://leejackson1.bandcamp.com/track/the-cyber-den-theme You can download the file - for FREE if you want! - from the Bandcamp link.
  15. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    I used that, too, on my knees. It has a tendency to curve out. Watch for your body to develop a tolerance to it - the stuff will slowly stop working. At least, that's what it did in my case. I hope your knee rebounds before that happens.