So sorry you had to go through this. If the surgery wasn’t enough to deal with, having to pay that much makes it feel even worse. Hope you keep recovering and take good care of yourself.
Damn dude. If you don’t mind sharing…wtf happened?
Nothing major @TorturedZen, just had some Endovenous Laser treatment. I’ve had varicose veins for a number of years now. Apparently it’s hereditary (thanks Mum & Dad ). With aging the skin gets dryer and more importantly, thinner. This means the varicose veins I have were closer to the surface and once that almost non-existent covering of thin skin is inadvertently removed, it simply opens up the vein.
First time (back in July) I was drying off my left leg after a shower and I popped off the skin that was covering one of those veins and all hell broke loose. Continual stream of blood pissing out in an arc maybe 12” long which took me 30 minutes to stem the bleeding and bandage it. Went to the doctor 3 hours later where he told me to “be careful and try not to knock it”. I had to prod him to give me a referral to see a specialist as initially he wanted me to just wait and see how it progressed.
While I was waiting the 6 weeks to see the specialist (he was going on holidays to see his daughter in London), I accidently popped another vein a little lower down than the first one. Scenario repeated.
The third time was the night before the laser surgery. Part of the surgery preparation was that they wanted me to shave my left leg. Sure as hell wasn’t gonna use a razor (for obvious reasons) so I decided to use hair removal cream. Followed all the instructions to the letter and was “gently” using my fingertips to wash away the cream when another vein on the opposite side of my leg got opened up.
Not as bad as the first 2 times (only took me 20 minutes to stop the bleeding ) but still a pain in the ass. As I said before, the joys of growing old. At least now I’m off the Ibuprofen. Cheers brother…
F*ck me! I can not imagine having to go through something like that. The picture in my mind now…wow!
I saw some reports on that today and I can’t imagine trying to deal with it.
It must be hell on earth.
To be honest I also thought of alligators as it’s Florida.
For all those affected I can only say I sincerely hope any damage to yours is minimal and obviously be safe.
The fact that I’m now getting shipments from China FASTER than I am getting them, from my once favorite vendor in the US …
Man, what happened to ElementVape ?? Order placed 9-16. Almost 2 weeks, stuck somewhere …
LOL @Mikser, I did NOT know that.
Yeah that royal mail sh’t is haunting me on two vape mail. I ordered on thursday morning but it will be stuck in northern ireland till monday. Wont see it till wed
Road Rage. I never understood it. I’ve driven in some pretty big cities. LA, Denver, Orlando etc. Guess I’ve always been a patient driver. As long as I have some good music and a vape, I’m good.
Well after a sold-out MCR show at Ball Stadium in Denver, we knew it was going to take a while to get out. The line we were in was at a standstill for a good long time. As we inched closer to the road, we could hear the 2 directing traffic at that exit yelling and swearing at the crowd.
The same sweet girl that directed us before the show was throwing F bombs left and right. When we got up beside her, we asked if she was OK. She said that other line wasn’t taking direction and just barreling thru. The other guy directing was swearing and screaming at all the cars going by him. As we made it out of the parking lot and stopped in the next line of cars, it escalated behind us.
One car stopped and the guy directing approached the vehicle and proceeded to berate the driver then hit his window with his flashlight. The driver jumped out. OH shitttt. Pushing, then throwing punches. The guy went back to his car and grabbed something from his side door. OMG a gun? I was waiting to see bullets start flying but the other ran away.
I just sat there nervously vaping on my CBD pen… .
Maybe you never understood it because you’re always huffing on that CBD all high out of your mind?
I remember driving home once and the car in front of me cut off the car in front of them and my lane merged with thiers, and I ended up in the middle. I have a habit of always checking my mirrors and saw a hand pop out of the drivers side holding a gun. I ducked and heard a pop pop! and the guy behind me swerved into oncoming traffic to continue shooting at the guy in front. My heart never beat so fast before. Had to pull over and catch my breath.
Had to be scary as f**k. I’ve never been that close to gunshots while driving, but had a friend of mine give the finger to a person who cut him off and the other guy slowed down, got beside my friend, rolled his window down and pointed a gun out the car window at him. My friend said he almost crapped his pants. He hit the brakes and got off at the next exit (he was on I-5 in Los Angeles). So sorry you had to witness this. There are WAY too many angry people in the world who think any dispute should be solved with a weapon. Very sad.
I must admit when I visited America I was constantly thinking that everyone could be carrying a gun and it was unsettling.
When we first arrived in Hollywood we went to a deli and two blokes had a disagreement which very quickly escalated. We very quickly paid and got out of there.
When I say two blokes one was actually working in there and the other a customer.
They were both black and the ‘N’ word was in constant use between them along with every swear word I’d ever heard.
I spent 21 years in the UAE and did not see a single act of violence. There was some crime, of course, but it was usually very isolated from the general public. My students told me that they would have fights but they’d do it in the desert.
They don’t think twice about calling each other niggers. They know full well it’s a derogatory word. But as soon as anybody says it and you’re labeled a racist.