cartoonpolitics:

"The real owners are the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians, they’re an irrelevancy. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the statehouses, the city halls. They’ve got the judges in their back pockets. And they own all the big media companies, so that they control just about all of the news and information you hear. They’ve got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want; they want more for themselves and less for everybody else." .. (George Carlin)

cartoonpolitics:

"The real owners are the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians, they’re an irrelevancy. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the statehouses, the city halls. They’ve got the judges in their back pockets. And they own all the big media companies, so that they control just about all of the news and information you hear. They’ve got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want; they want more for themselves and less for everybody else." .. (George Carlin)

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HIDA scanned. TMI-warning.

Today I got my much recommended HIDA Scan.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholescintigraphy

Particularly after my last ER visit.

I went to be Saturday- about 9:00 pm. And even though I’d been dragging a bit all day (I felt depressed)- I was able to stay up and actually felt halfway decent when I went to bed.

Sunday morning- no energy. In fact I had NO ENERGY all freaking day. The wife managed to get me to eat something in the afternoon. Otherwise- all water or juice all day.  No energy as in- put on the Cpap and catnap/lie awake

all freaking day

and all freaking night.

No food to eat, and no liquids before the scan (4 hours).

I did manage to snooze a bit here and there. 

And all the while, no energy. 

The same thing this morning. All the way to the hospital (thankfully the wife was able to drive me there and back again).

I dozed much of the time from when I arrived, to the time they started the scan.

And then I may have done so then too. I can’t remember.

Injected with radioactive tracer- and then with morphine.

The morphine may have given me a bit of a cloudy head, I’m not sure.

But I’ll tell you what it did do: It emptied my gall bladder.

And it fucking hurt. Still does.

Can you remember ever holding off taking a dump or a pee for so long that you can feel the relief for a long time afterwards?  It hurts from stretching, and you know you’ve done some minor damage for holding on too long?

Yeah- like that.

After morphine injection- tummy went major time rumbly/gurgly.

And now I know why- bile got expelled.  LOTS of it. And it was on a race to exit my body.

Oh my goodness. 

8 or 9 times with ever decreasing amounts…

It was mostly bile all righty.

I think I’ve been staining porcelain, indelibly.

And pissing like a racehorse with a diuretic.

After the procedure- the wife took me to a Shari’s. She had a strawberry waffle, and I had a turkey burger. (Deja Vu). First some peach ice tea, which took me a bit to summon up the effort to drink.  

I made that turkey burger vanish, after getting the energy up to eat it.

Afterwards- restroom time- oh my.

We went home- restroom time again.

and again

and again

and again

……

I’ve been staying awake on the off chance of getting a halfway decent night’s sleep- hopefully. Back to work tomorrow. I think I might just make it then.

I do feel better. A bit more energy. Hopefully the results of the scan won’t take too long.

The fact that the expulsion of my gall bladder contents made me improve so much…

suggests to me that I’m going to be having a part of me removed in the near future.

Along with some dietary changes.

Well I’d rather stay employed.  

Got the first ER bill in the mail today. Hoo boy. Thankfully the hospital is willing to work with a patient billing wise.

Apparently the girlfriend- is going under some MORE steroid treatments in an effort to get her MS to recede.

And here I complain about me.

Here’s to you my love.

nicoletheotaku:

theluckkyones:

painthrillers:

painthrillers:

painthrillers:

painthrillers:

ATTENTION: SANOMA COUNTY, SANTA ROSA CA
My sixteen year old cousin Rebecca went missing on the night of September 16th, 2014. She packed a bag and left in the early hours and nobody has seen or heard from her since. She has a medical condition that requires her to take medications daily. She does not currently have access to these medications and is at risk! There is a small possibility that she is headed towards Oregon to see her older sister, so please keep an eye on the roads and inside of cars.
Rebecca is a sixteen year old white female. She is 5’8” and 145 pounds with long brown hair and hazel eyes. She currently has a belly button piercing and multiple piercings in her ears. She typically wears band t-shirts with skinny jeans.
Any persons with information concerning Rebecca Weaver is asked to please contact one of the following numbers:(ALL CALLS CONFIDENTIAL)
Santa Rosa Police Department:  707-543-3600
The Polly klaas Foundation: (case #: 2014-09146) 855-733-5567
PLEASE SHARE, RE-BLOG, AND RE-TWEET THIS INFORMATION EVERY TIME YOU SEE IT. I WILL UPDATE THE POST WHEN SHE IS FOUND.

PLEASE reblog this! you may not be from santa rosa or oregon, but your followers could be & they may have seen her or have information. this girl has schizophrenia, depression, and a severe anxiety disorder & she doesn’t have access to any of her medications so she is currently at risk. my family is worried sick. her image has appeared on the news & in the newspapers in santa rosa but nobody has come forward with any information. PLEASE SHARE so that we can reach somebody who CAN help. i know missing persons flyers don’t fit your aesthetic but from this point on i’ll follow anybody who reblogs this flyer so more people will do it.  please help us find my cousin!


i wasn’t playing around, i’m srsly following every single person that reblogs this picture of my cousin. tysm to everyone who’s reblogged so far ♥ 


keep it up guys ♥ 

This tripped me the fuck out. Holy shit Rebecca is missing.

PLEASE SPREAD THIS TO HELP

nicoletheotaku:

theluckkyones:

painthrillers:

painthrillers:

painthrillers:

painthrillers:

ATTENTION: SANOMA COUNTY, SANTA ROSA CA

My sixteen year old cousin Rebecca went missing on the night of September 16th, 2014. She packed a bag and left in the early hours and nobody has seen or heard from her since. She has a medical condition that requires her to take medications daily. She does not currently have access to these medications and is at risk! There is a small possibility that she is headed towards Oregon to see her older sister, so please keep an eye on the roads and inside of cars.

Rebecca is a sixteen year old white female. She is 5’8” and 145 pounds with long brown hair and hazel eyes. She currently has a belly button piercing and multiple piercings in her ears. She typically wears band t-shirts with skinny jeans.

Any persons with information concerning Rebecca Weaver is asked to please contact one of the following numbers:
(ALL CALLS CONFIDENTIAL)

Santa Rosa Police Department:
707-543-3600

The Polly klaas Foundation:
(case #: 2014-09146)
855-733-5567


PLEASE SHARE, RE-BLOG, AND RE-TWEET THIS INFORMATION EVERY TIME YOU SEE IT. I WILL UPDATE THE POST WHEN SHE IS FOUND.

PLEASE reblog this! you may not be from santa rosa or oregon, but your followers could be & they may have seen her or have information. this girl has schizophrenia, depression, and a severe anxiety disorder & she doesn’t have access to any of her medications so she is currently at risk. my family is worried sick. her image has appeared on the news & in the newspapers in santa rosa but nobody has come forward with any information. PLEASE SHARE so that we can reach somebody who CAN help. i know missing persons flyers don’t fit your aesthetic but from this point on i’ll follow anybody who reblogs this flyer so more people will do it.  please help us find my cousin!

image

i wasn’t playing around, i’m srsly following every single person that reblogs this picture of my cousin. tysm to everyone who’s reblogged so far ♥ 

image

keep it up guys ♥ 

This tripped me the fuck out. Holy shit Rebecca is missing.

PLEASE SPREAD THIS TO HELP

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Please stop and read this.

I’m doing a project on gay rights in today’s society.

So if you believe that same sex couples should be allowed to get married, please reblog this.

This would be a lot of help, thank you.

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Not just rich people

Not just rich people

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natskep:

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natskep:

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micdotcom:

Watch: Hidden camera captures what life is like under the Islamic State

What’s life like in Islamic State’s nascent caliphate? Pretty much a nightmare — especially if you’re a woman.

An anonymous Syrian student concealed a hidden camera under her niqab in Raqqa, Syria, the informal “capital” of the Islamic State, as part of a documentary for France 2. 

The videos are nothing short of horrifying | Follow micdotcom

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