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  • Getting a surgery next week. My rear end maintenance :embarrassed:

  • Good morning!
    Someone woke me up maliciously:)
    How is it going today, folks?

  • Guys! Guess what?
    Bought a pack of toilet paper yesterday labelled "Emotion". No kidding.
    Will I express emotion when using it, you think? 🙂

  • @joshl Perhaps 'relief'.

  • After watching some "Third Watch" episodes, I had an intense dream this night.
    There was an Evil. And I appeared to be some kind of a Super Submarine Man: I supersonicked through the ocean, shot up out and feared I could be caught while such "fish-flying".
    Then I woke up. Next episode next week 😃

    If your dreams seemed interesting, would you share some?
    Be careful though. Dreams reflect our psyche, hidden desires, I think. Do you think?

    Well, in the morning I had another dream.
    A young woman I met in the city, we Ltrained back together. Maybe it was a destiny, I had her book to return... Then a dog turned into my mother.

  • @blackbird71 said in General Chat:

    There are a number of terms for abnormal cell growths, sometimes not used very precisely. Such abnormal growths can involve a variety of characteristics, and if or when a growth satisfies enough commonly-recognized characteristic categories, it is technically termed 'cancer' or 'malignant'; if not, the growth is typically termed 'benign'. Many types of malignant cells have been medically recognized and can be identified quickly via microscopic or other analysis of a biopsy sample. If the malignant cells are capable of aggressively spreading into other tissue cell types and locations in the body, the growths are termed 'metastatic'. When a growth remains in place, is non-metastatic, and only very slowly enlarges over time, even certain cancer types are sometimes also termed 'benign'. Hence, in common usage, there can be a blurring of terminology. I've seen both usages of the word benign, so only your doctors can tell you accurately what they meant by what they told you since only they have studied the biopsy results.

    After my biopsy, they were sending me to a clinic. I'm still not there - waiting list to the next millennium...
    Well, I read my CT report. It said I had some of my bone tissue changed, like structurally. The CT saw it that way, that's why they ordered the biopsy.

  • @joshl said in General Chat:

    ...
    After my biopsy, they were sending me to a clinic. I'm still not there - waiting list to the next millennium...
    Well, I read my CT report. It said I had some of my bone tissue changed, like structurally. The CT saw it that way, that's why they ordered the biopsy.

    In your earlier posts, you indicated that the biopsy reports/consults led to medical opinions that the abnormal cells weren't malignant, so the doctors probably don't feel the sense of urgency with whatever cell abnormalities were observed that they might have felt if they had seen a potentially life-threatening kind of malignancy. However, they probably feel a clinic exam and/or treatment path might be merited, nevertheless, if the cells showed benign abnormality that might have a potential to mutate to something more serious later on.

  • @joshl said in General Chat:

    Bought a pack of toilet paper yesterday labelled "Emotion". No kidding.
    Will I express emotion when using it, you think? 🙂

    I felt nothing. Just nothing.
    Maybe I'm emotionally bankrupt? 😕

  • In the morning, I had a dream I'm a surgeon student or intern evaluating a patient with heart and GI problems, then I appeared to be that patient and was subject to craniotomy. Earlier I dreamt being a nanny with a rich family, the little girl loved me:D

  • The last year was rather gross to me. A rich brother suing poor me for money, health problems...
    Now I hope it turns for the better. I even bought a skateboard recently - it just sits hanging on my wall, scary thing with TWO shaky wheels...
    Who knows how to learn to ride this deadly device?

  • Talking to myself lately?
    Right!

    Today was a first. Having woken up in the morning, I realised my last dream was entirely in English. Time to enlist in intelligence then desert upon arrival:)

  • If I start dreaming in Russian I'll let you know. 😛

  • @sgunhouse said in General Chat:

    If I start dreaming in Russian I'll let you know. 😛

    Especially if it's about: Марья Моревна Королева воинов

  • @sgunhouse The point is I know English. Otherwise I'd need an interpreter to watch my own dreams:)

    Speaking of English, there is a question.
    What is the most peculiar and/or difficult dialect of English to understand? Either by most English speakers or foreigners? South American? Aussie? Pakistani?

  • @joshl said in General Chat:

    ...
    Speaking of English, there is a question.
    What is the most peculiar and/or difficult dialect of English to understand? Either by most English speakers or foreigners? South American? Aussie? Pakistani?

    It probably depends mostly on the background and language-culture of the listener. For example, someone from the UK would probably have an easier time understanding someone from the hinterlands of Australia than would somebody from the Creole areas of the US southlands. Especially rural or isolated regions of a nation often develop peculiar vocabulary, terminology, and word pronunciations that render full understanding of certain speech difficult, even by others within the same nation.

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