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It's Cutie Patootie weekend!

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Here are some cute critter pics while I'm away:

Remy on the Hammy

Jolly in the Hair 12

Zen Shika

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  •  Tip Jar (15+ / 0-)

    All knowledge is worth having. Check out OctopodiCon to support steampunk learning and fun. Also, on DKos, check out the Itzl Alert Network.

    by Noddy on Sat Sep 22, 2012 at 09:02:04 PM PDT

  •  Thanks for doing this Noddy. (10+ / 0-)

    What a funny coincidence to get a PETscan and a Catscan from your post tonight.

    Friday, I just had one of these new combination PET Scan and CT Scans as a follow-up to my trip to the emergency room about a week and half ago for diverticulitis where they found a nodule in one of the lobes of my lung on the edge of one the CAT Scans of my abdomen.

    But, it was late enough my doc went home for the weekend before the radiologists could give him their analysis, so I will apparently not get the results until Monday. So I opened up the disk of the raw data they gave me to give to the doc and figured out how to use the viewer so I've been able to go through these 3-D color images of my whole body millimeter by millimeter in all directions.  

    It doesn't have a diagnostic report, but all the raw data.  

    This was probably a mistake, as now I've discovered about 9,742 suspicious blobs, sparks of light, or other things that very well be my evidence for hundreds of ailments.  So, far I've narrowed down my potential diagnoses to only three or four dozen that could be fatal.

    Considering all of this, it's sort of amazing that I even have the strength to reach the keyboard.

    But, I miss my real pets who always gave me some wonderful hugs and face licks after a PET scan.  


    The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

    by HoundDog on Sat Sep 22, 2012 at 09:21:20 PM PDT

    •  Retired nurse here (9+ / 0-)

      Relax.  Your body is full of blobs, stuff, streaks, junk, and icky looking stuff that show up on any radiological prodecure.  Chest X Rays are scary because they're always full of stuff.  You should see my knee X Rays (they even scare me).

      Yes, it was a mistake to open them up and look at the raw data.  Radiologists don't take home a fat paycheck for nothing.  They're specially trained to wade through it and separate the normal stuff from the rest.  And even the abnormal stuff might just be scar tissue from an infection or virus.

      Have a beer and wait for the official report.  If you don't have a pet, get one at the local adoption center.  They are scientifically proven to make us healthier and lengthen our lives.

      Best wishes for good health.

      There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

      by Puddytat on Sun Sep 23, 2012 at 12:13:41 AM PDT

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    •  What Puddytat said! (3+ / 0-)
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      All of it! The beer, the pet, especially.
      Friggin' doctors.

      Only thing more infuriating than an ignorant man is one who tries to make others ignorant for his own gain. Crashing Vor

      by emmasnacker on Sun Sep 23, 2012 at 05:39:29 AM PDT

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  •  Good morning and good night! (11+ / 0-)

    Paper is DONE, except for the inevitable few tweaks. Now, how to deal with the fact that 110 of my students will show up to take a midterm tomorrow, and I only have 90 seats.

    -7.75, -8.10; All it takes is security in your own civil rights to make you complacent, and we are all Wisconsin.

    by Dave in Northridge on Sat Sep 22, 2012 at 09:26:00 PM PDT

  •  I'm awake (2+ / 0-)
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    I'm stiff, but awake and here. Didn't end up in more big seizures  after the one yesterday afternoon, so I didn't end up in the hospital (helped that I pointed out to my other half that we don't have the cab fair to get me home again). Hopefully today will be better, because I have things to get done today. (School work prep for the kids for the next week for example.) I also need to try and coax my printer into working because we have free tickets to the Art Museum on Wednesday, but I have to print them first.

    "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

    by FloridaSNMOM on Sun Sep 23, 2012 at 04:53:53 AM PDT

  •  Good morning everyone. (4+ / 0-)
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    FloridaSNMOM, Caedy, luckylizard, weck

    It's a beautiful, chilly day here, so I'm making soup.  Mmmm comfort food.
    Have a great day.

    I am a work in progress. Still.

    by broths on Sun Sep 23, 2012 at 05:26:57 AM PDT

    •  What kind and can I have some? (4+ / 0-)
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      broths, luckylizard, FloridaSNMOM, weck

      I love fall because we tend to make a bit more soup, and our bigger run the oven longer meals (mmm tis the season of dinner in a dish!)

      Though it is still kinda warm here for fall, you can definitely feel it in the morning.  The window unit in the living room gets turned off either late at night or earlier in the morning and doesn't go on again until it starts heating up in the afternoon...because it is that chilly in the morning.

      I'm going to like my walks in the morning :)

      Nothing says your sorry like a dead bunny.

      by Caedy on Sun Sep 23, 2012 at 05:41:29 AM PDT

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    •  I think it's a soup day here, too. (3+ / 0-)
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      First frost last night, so it must be time for bean soup.  Yours sounds fancier than mine.  I just do beans and ham, but it's scrumptious, especially since I haven't made any for several months.  :-)

      -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

      by luckylizard on Sun Sep 23, 2012 at 06:45:57 AM PDT

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  •  The rat reminds me (3+ / 0-)
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    of my best friend who taught 5th grade for eons.  There was always at least one species of "pet" in her classroom.  The only thing she didn't allow was snakes, but beyond that she had everything from tarnatulas to skinks to various rodents.  I will never forget walking past her room as she was reading to the kids before lunch and seeing little girls with rats on their shoulders, petting them like kittens.  Gave me the creeps but the kids loved them.  :-)

    -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

    by luckylizard on Sun Sep 23, 2012 at 06:25:21 AM PDT

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