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Oklahoma Rose
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75 posted 05-17-2009 12:57 PM       View Profile for Oklahoma Rose   Email Oklahoma Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Oklahoma Rose

Get well soon, Balladeer, my friend.

Love Sue
1slick_lady
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76 posted 05-17-2009 03:27 PM       View Profile for 1slick_lady   Email 1slick_lady   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit 1slick_lady's Home Page   View IP for 1slick_lady

wishing you well
Alison
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77 posted 05-17-2009 03:52 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Susan, you cracked me up

Balladeer,

Thinking of you - I agree with the Moose.  It's my job - that's what Alaskans do.  Agree with Moose - it's the smart thing to do.

A
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78 posted 05-17-2009 07:32 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

grinnin' at Suze...

and m'deer, please get well soon.

I love you bunches yanno!

We all miss you terribly.
Susan Caldwell
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79 posted 05-17-2009 09:29 PM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

Well, hell, if anything will get him going that will do it!

I love Michael and I want him well!  

"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
~Unknown~

Larry C
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80 posted 05-18-2009 03:08 AM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

So Michael you couldn't just make this easy and stop making it so complicated? What's with that? It's all disconcerting and I hope you clean up your act and get well. And I'd like to see some of that drug induced writing. This might be fun!
Dr.Moose1
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81 posted 05-18-2009 07:49 AM       View Profile for Dr.Moose1   Email Dr.Moose1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dr.Moose1

Pomegranate paste and lye
Geico gekkos' suit and tie
Quart of Captain Morgans' rum
Walrus spit and bubble gum
Make it shaken never stirred
Add some droppings from a bird
Pulverize some leechee nuts
Mix them with some monkey butt
Boil it down until it stinks
Write with it instead of ink
Hoping it will make you well
( Man does this stuff ever smell,
wait, that's just my poetry !)
Aw heck, get well soon, from me.
Doc
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82 posted 05-18-2009 08:50 AM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Dr Moose, that remedy is hilarious!
Balladeer, make sure you don't drink or apply it bodily!!!!! It sounds lethal!
sewasham
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83 posted 05-18-2009 09:10 AM       View Profile for sewasham   Email sewasham   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sewasham

Hey Mike if you don't hurry up and get well I'm gonna send Toe down there to room with ya. (That oughta do the trick). Take care buddy, you're missed here. Steve

Alison
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84 posted 05-18-2009 10:54 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Ummm, Moose, where did you get your medical license from?  Okay, I am laughing and ...

Balladeer, close your eyes and drink it down.  You know what they say about if it don't cure you.

Hurry back,
A
Bob K
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85 posted 05-18-2009 02:37 PM       View Profile for Bob K   Email Bob K   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bob K



Dear Mike,

          Thinking of you again today.  I've noticed the outpouring of good will here.  I think folks are happy to be able to give something back to you after all your poetry help over the years, and your personal kindness that the affection seems to come pouring out.  You certainly deserve it, even if you are crusty as a kaiser roll on occasion.

     This reminds me of the Larson Cartoon.  Two polar bears are standing inside an igloo, taking a break for a moment from ripping the thing apart.  One of them turns to the other and says, "I love these things.  Crunchy one the outside, warm and chewy on the inside."

     Pretty much describes you.  Get well quick.  Do it as painlessly as possible.  Do it for the Gipper.

All my besy, Bob Kaven
Balladeer
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86 posted 05-18-2009 04:36 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Susan, that was hitting below the belt! (not a place where I need to be hit right now!!!) Very effective, though

Moose, gotta say I love the poem but I have to tell ya, your concoction sounds good compared to some of the stuff I've seen here lately.

Good humor, Bob! I've got a return one that describes my feelings pretty well right now...two elephants standing in the meadow surrounded by sheep. Some of the sheep are bright red and laying feet up with x's instead of eyes. Others are grazing. One elephant turns to the other and says, "Hand me another tampon, will you, dear?"...Right now I'm feeling like the tampon.

Getting a real medical education here, which I've never had before, having never been sick with the exception of one bout of hyper-thyroidism and some pesky skin cancers, thanks to my love of the sun.

My original problem of the diverticulitis is the minor problem now. True, when they opened me up there were two abcesses and so much infection that they didn't want to take the chance of it spreading so decided to put anything off until the infection were more under control. WHile they were there poking around, however, they saw that the colon, due to the inflammation, was pressed against the bladder, which was causing the unbearable pain I had been experiencing for some time. Unbeknownst to me, it seems that, when two things like that make contact, they consider it a good idea to bond and become one. When that happens, I am told, it is called a fistula (or something like that) and that's when one learns the true meaning of pain. Fortunately for me, they caught it in time so I may not find out. I now have the privilege of wearing around the second greatest creation of the Marquis de Sade, ( the catheter being the first), a small bag that will take care of things while the colon and bladder go through their divorce proceedings. After around 6-8 weeks they will go in, patch things up, and take care of removing the original part of the colon with the abcesses. From that point on I should be home free and the bag will be history. I was a little bummed out about the bag for a while but I read the pamphlets and, on one page, it said that one could have enjoyable sex with the bag attached. I immediately called my girl and said, "Look! We can have enjoyable sex when I'm wearing the bag!" Since we didn't have sex before the bag, I considered that a plus!

Anyway, I've probably told you more than you wanted to know. It helps a little to write it down, though, and sharing it. The only thing keeping me in the hospital now is a case of dehydration which occured through all of this so I'm guzzling my glasses of water in the hopes I will be reunited with my easy chair soon.

I still continue to say that, being in the hospital, one is constantly reminded that whatever problems one may have are minor compared to what so many poor people are going through all over the world and I will continue to count my blessings for whatever good health I do have and for the friends I have....like all of you. God bless.....

suthern
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87 posted 05-18-2009 06:01 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Hugs to you, Deer One... heal quickly!
Susan Caldwell
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88 posted 05-18-2009 07:48 PM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

  anything I can do to help out!  

Seriously, I have an idea of what you are going through and know how much pain you are going through and how disappointing the bag is...however, the bag is temporary and you are a strong man inside and out so I am not the least bit worried..

Take care and take your happy pills!  

Just curious though, how the hell does one become dehydrated in a hospital??? Ah, what is the IV for then??  meh...make sure they take better care of you from here on out..

"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
~Unknown~

Kit McCallum
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89 posted 05-18-2009 08:23 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Michael ... you are amazing.

Keep getting well.

Best wishes and great big {{{hugs}}} to you.
Balladeer
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90 posted 05-18-2009 10:28 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Good question, Susan. The answer is that they took me off IV's when the regular food started. Sure, I could stay hydrated with the IV but I ain't taking the IV home with me. They need to see I can manage without it. So far, by taking me off, the dehydration comes back. In the past 8 hours I've drunk 3 pitchers of water, 4 containers of fruit juice and two pints of milk....and still the minute I stop drinking I get the cottonmouth. I'm almost drowning myself and it still ain't doing it....quite discouraging! I will continue fighting the good fight, though. After all, I am the BALLADEER!!! (carries a lot of weight with the doctors)
Oklahoma Rose
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91 posted 05-18-2009 10:47 PM       View Profile for Oklahoma Rose   Email Oklahoma Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Oklahoma Rose

  Hey there, Balladeer, my friend. I am still working in the home health field. Want me to tell them to send me to Florida, that you need some home health?
  My dear friend, I hope and pray that you get well real soon.
1slick_lady
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92 posted 05-18-2009 11:44 PM       View Profile for 1slick_lady   Email 1slick_lady   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit 1slick_lady's Home Page   View IP for 1slick_lady

so what are you saying michael
you're a pain in the asssssssssssk?

sorry couldn't help myself
watch your rear balladeer !!!
Susan Caldwell
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93 posted 05-18-2009 11:45 PM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

That explains it and how little I really know..but if I hadn't asked, I still wouldn't know!

I will visualize a well hydrated Balladeer with no IV!

"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
~Unknown~

Mistletoe Angel
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94 posted 05-19-2009 06:47 PM       View Profile for Mistletoe Angel   Email Mistletoe Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mistletoe Angel's Home Page   View IP for Mistletoe Angel

Although I'm still officially on hiatus here, I'm here to offer my well wishes to you, dearest Michael!

You've been a wonderful friend to me ever since I first joined this community in December 2000, where I have been blessed to read all your masterfully crafted verses, whether touching to the bottom of the heart or inconceivably slapstick (often a combination of the two, LOL) and, even when we have argued in multiple discussion threads to the point where newbies might think we're total opposites of each other and want to have nothing to do with each other, LOL, that is much what makes families like this poetic one feel like families, not to mention all the more fun, and what makes us grow to appreciate each other all the more! (huggies) ^__^

Here's wishing you the most complete recovery as soon as possible, and utmost comfort each step of the way! =)

I'll be back soon in earnest to share new writes inspired by my latest volunteering efforts and catch up on the Alley! =)

Sincerely,
Noah Eaton


"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other"

Mother Teresa
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95 posted 05-19-2009 07:23 PM       View Profile for Bob K   Email Bob K   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bob K



Dear Mike,

           Dehydration could be because you don't have the same length of gut for the water to absorb through.  Why not ask your doctor instead of imagining it's because of some sort of complication.  The gut's complicated, so nature's simplified it for easy reading by positioning the various twistings of the thing on page-like leaves of tissue called mesentery  that surgeons can more or less page through to get where they're going.  As the guy if the work he did is far enough down so that  most of the water's already been absorbed through the walls of the bowel or not.  

     Most of the absorption happens, as I understand it, in the large bowel, and most of that doesn't touch on the bladder, but everybody's different.  That's why surgery is a festival every time and everything is always surprise! surprise! surprise!

     Or at least that's what I'm told.

     If you ask, and they say no, then you can follow up with other questions that might get you more information.  Information for me has always helped my anxiety.  Though people are built differently about that sort of thing.

     Just had an earthquake and some aftershocks here in LA, and my insides are still trembling a little bit.  I've always figured that ground was supposed to be sort of dependable, if you know what I mean, and I get upset with it when it isn't.  Talk about me having nerve though, to be angry at a planet for doing the things that a planet does.

     Tango anybody?

     "You're welcome," says the planet.

     To your very good health, Mike!

Yours, Bob Kaven

vlraynes
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96 posted 05-19-2009 09:02 PM       View Profile for vlraynes   Email vlraynes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit vlraynes's Home Page   View IP for vlraynes

Balladeer?... I'm just now seeing this for the first time... (I'm a little late, I know...)

I'm sorry you've had to go through such an ordeal.  It sounds like you're making progress, though, and that's a very good thing... I hope you do get rehydrated quickly so you can go home and relax in that easy chair of yours...

Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers...

Wishing you well...
Local Rebel
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97 posted 05-19-2009 11:59 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

Yep.... that's Mike.... still tryin' to 'bag' the ladies!  

More on the bright side -- temporarily I can't say that you're full of it!  

Hope you recover quickly.
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98 posted 05-20-2009 03:23 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Swallow a sponge Michael, that should hold some water in there.   I just want to read next you are home and under par. Take care m'friend.
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99 posted 05-20-2009 04:53 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

consider me tagged!



Wow.

I thought that a fistula was an "unmentionable", too. "

(I think we discussed it once...twice?)

hell....



that can do it!

nodding

it can

A full life loves the ludicrous.

K. B.


nod, I made it up!
 
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