Official Fogbow Meetup - Oct. 11th TO 13th - Myrtle Beach, SC (NEW HOTEL, CHECK RECENT POSTS!!)

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Post by Maybenaut » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:47 pm

Whatever4 wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:53 pm
Maybenaut wrote:
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Moi please and perhaps the Mr.
One never knows, though. I suspect we’ll cancel again on accounta the economy seems about to go Deep South and Mr. is worried.
Grumble.
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Grumble some more.
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You are coming to Myrtle Beach. This is not negotiable.
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Post by pipistrelle » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:08 pm

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(including I have a torn rotator cuff and rheumatoid arthritis in my left shoulder,
Not to question the great and powerful Fog-Oz, but in the interest of truthiness, I doubt this is rheumatoid arthritis in a shoulder. RA is a systemic autoimmune disease like diabetes Type 1, only instead of killing your insulin-producing cells, it attacks the synovial fluid in your joints (and potentially down the road your blood vessels, heart, kidneys, and other organs). Unlike osteoarthritis (wear and tear with age and use), it's symmetrical — you get it in both hands, both knees, etc. The juvenile form can appear in infants, and adults develop it most commonly between 20 and 50. DMARDs and biologics can slow down the progress by inhibiting the body's attack on itself.

Bottom line: If a doctor told you you have rheumatoid arthritis in a shoulder, get a new doctor. :geezertowel:

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Post by Whatever4 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:35 pm

I bet the doctor, being a fine old Southern doctor treating a fine old Southern chicken, told Foggy he had “rheumatism” in his shoulder.

My idiot sister was told by her doctor that she had a fibroid tumor. Which made idiot sister think she had cancer because she heard tumor. So she told everyone she had uterine cancer. Then was too embarrassed to tell everyone it wasn’t cancer, so SHE FAKED HAVING IT. :roll:
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Post by Maybenaut » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:11 am

Whatever4 wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:35 pm
I bet the doctor, being a fine old Southern doctor treating a fine old Southern chicken, told Foggy he had “rheumatism” in his shoulder.

My idiot sister was told by her doctor that she had a fibroid tumor. Which made idiot sister think she had cancer because she heard tumor. So she told everyone she had uterine cancer. Then was too embarrassed to tell everyone it wasn’t cancer, so SHE FAKED HAVING IT. :roll:
A fine old southern doctor would have called it “the rheumatiz.” And prescribed this:
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Edit: ETA: Oh my freaking God! Because people finding out you faked cancer is way less embarrassing than people finding out you were confused about your diagnosis.
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Post by Foggy » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:47 am

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My doctor, who is a specialist with long experience at Duke Health and has a stellar reputation, does only one thing - he fixes people's shoulders at the Southeastern Orthopedics Shoulder Center. He's a shoulder specialist, and he assplained the difference between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis quite well. He's sending me to get an MRI to get a better look at the joint, but he clearly said it was rheumatoid arthritis and a minor tear in the rotator cuff.

My primary care physician says this guy is the best there is, if you have a shoulder injury. I think I'm gonna go with the diagnosis I got from him.

On the bright side, I thought it was a forum injury, which would be embarrassing. I thought it was caused by excessively using my left arm for holding my tablet while I was spending the past 10 years reading this website, and typing with my right (I'm right-handed).

But he said no, it was probably an old football injury, from the years before 40 when I spent every fall and winter smashing my shoulder into other large mammals for 3 hours every Sunday playing touch football. That's a far manlier injury, and I'm stickin' with it.

Whatever. He said the joint is just about bone-on-bone, but he can fix it after he gets a load of the MRI. Even if it requires surgery, I'll be able to make it to the meetup, of course. I got this.

Of course, ol' Wifehorn Leghorn instantly decided that means I can't do Dancing with Barbells or Musical Asskicking for now.

"Doctor didn't say that."

"FOGGY! YOU CAN NOT LIFT WEIGHTS WITH A TORN ROTATOR CUFF!"

"That isn't what he said, and he's a doctor."

"FOGGY!"

... and back and forth like that for a minute or two until suddenly there was a corresponding minor tear in the space/time fabric of the Universe itself, and the most bullheaded woman on the planet decided to inform me "You are so stubborn!" breaking every irony meter everywhere forEVAR.

God never made a more stubborn woman. You'll see that if she comes to the meetup.

But I double-checked with the doc, and I have Dancing with Barbells at 9:30 this morning. :thumbs:
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Post by pipistrelle » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:25 am

Foggy wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:47 am
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My doctor, who is a specialist with long experience at Duke Health and has a stellar reputation, does only one thing - he fixes people's shoulders at the Southeastern Orthopedics Shoulder Center. He's a shoulder specialist, and he assplained the difference between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis quite well. He's sending me to get an MRI to get a better look at the joint, but he clearly said it was rheumatoid arthritis and a minor tear in the rotator cuff.
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He's not a rheumatologist? He didn't send you to one? He didn't send you to one for the blood tests for inflammation factors required for diagnosis?
https://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/basics/rh ... ritis.html

Rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, is an autoimmune and inflammatory disease, which means that your immune system attacks healthy cells in your body by mistake, causing inflammation (painful swelling) in the affected parts of the body.

RA mainly attacks the joints, usually many joints at once. RA commonly affects joints in the hands, wrists, and knees.

Signs and symptoms of RA include:

Pain or aching in more than one joint.
Stiffness in more than one joint.
Tenderness and swelling in more than one joint.

The same symptoms on both sides of the body (such as in both hands or both knees).
Weight loss.
Fever.
Fatigue, or tiredness.
Weakness.


RA is diagnosed by reviewing symptoms, conducting a physical examination, and doing X-rays and lab tests. It’s best to diagnose RA early—within 6 months of the onset of symptoms—so that people with the disease can begin treatment to slow or stop disease progression (for example, damage to joints). Diagnosis and effective treatments, particularly treatment to suppress or control inflammation, can help reduce the damaging effects of RA.

A doctor or a team of doctors who specialize in care of RA patients should diagnose and treat RA. This is especially important because the signs and symptoms of RA are not specific and can look like signs and symptoms of other inflammatory joint diseases. Doctors who specialize in arthritis are called rheumatologists, and they can make the correct diagnosis. To find a provider near you, visit the database of rheumatologistsExternal on the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) website.
From what you say this is an interesting case of rheumatoid arthritis.

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Post by Foggy » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:29 am

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From what you say this is an interesting case of rheumatoid arthritis.
Well, more will be revealed, but not until after the MRI and not in this thread, which is about the Meetup. But I will ask the doc next time I see him. :blink:
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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:34 am

Maybenaut wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:11 am
Whatever4 wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:35 pm
I bet the doctor, being a fine old Southern doctor treating a fine old Southern chicken, told Foggy he had “rheumatism” in his shoulder.

My idiot sister was told by her doctor that she had a fibroid tumor. Which made idiot sister think she had cancer because she heard tumor. So she told everyone she had uterine cancer. Then was too embarrassed to tell everyone it wasn’t cancer, so SHE FAKED HAVING IT. :roll:
A fine old southern doctor would have called it “the rheumatiz.” And prescribed this:
► Show Spoiler
Edit: ETA: Oh my freaking God! Because people finding out you faked cancer is way less embarrassing than people finding out you were confused about your diagnosis.
I have "the rheumatiz" AKA fibromyalgia. The pictured prescription works! I prefer a champagne bottle with said ingredients.
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Post by Slim Cognito » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:45 am

I really want to attend one of these but I'm sorry to say it won't be this one. That weekend is our annual Halloween party.


But I'll cross my fingers for the next one. Did I read somewhere a mention of Gettysburg? I'd love to visit that.
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Post by Foggy » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:17 pm

So I finally got the reservation instructions about 10 minutes ago, and again it listed only various types of rooms with two double beds. Wrong-o-rama.

I called the lady who's setting it up, and told her some of us will need at least queen size beds. She says there's only doubles and kings. So I say fine, can we have some rooms with king size beds available.

This will take until tomorrow morning to set up. Just a bit more patience, and by tomorrow afternoon I hope to have a finalized set of reservation instructions.

Again, apologies for the delay. But I'm not giving up until it's right. :?
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Post by Jez » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:39 pm

I'm just glad you are the one organizing it and not me. I've had to do that organizing thing before and hated it. :)

On the bright side, you don't have to arrange for fruit baskets and a dozen bottle of water in every room.
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Post by Whatever4 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:49 pm

Jez wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:39 pm

On the bright side, you don't have to arrange for fruit baskets and a dozen bottle of water in every room.
WHAT????
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Post by listeme » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:15 pm

Whatever4 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:49 pm
Jez wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:39 pm

On the bright side, you don't have to arrange for fruit baskets and a dozen bottle of water in every room.
WHAT????
NO FRUIT???

That's it. I'm not going.
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Post by Jez » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:34 pm

:bag: Oh geez.. what did I start...

:bag: sorry Foggy...
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Post by neonzx » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:22 pm

Foggy wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:17 pm
So I finally got the reservation instructions about 10 minutes ago, and again it listed only various types of rooms with two double beds. Wrong-o-rama.

I called the lady who's setting it up, and told her some of us will need at least queen size beds. She says there's only doubles and kings. So I say fine, can we have some rooms with king size beds available.
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Post by Maybenaut » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:25 pm

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