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Old 03-23-20, 01:22 PM
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Just thought I'd share this: My wife is starting to prep for a colonoscopy in the morning.
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So thanks to the inspiration provided by colorider I built her one:

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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
Just thought I'd share this: My wife is starting to prep for a colonoscopy in the morning.
I'm usually uncertain when the appropriate time is for using a semicolonoscopy; probably safe to say that now is the time.
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I'm usually uncertain when the appropriate time is for using a semicolonoscopy; probably safe to say that now is the time.
A lot of hospitals are cancelling non-emergency procedures.

It is unclear the risk, perhaps it depends on where one is, but there is some risk of acquiring coronavirus in hospitals. Probably significantly greater risk than at your local grocery store.
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A lot of hospitals are cancelling non-emergency procedures.

It is unclear the risk, perhaps it depends on where one is, but there is some risk of acquiring coronavirus in hospitals. Probably significantly greater risk than at your local grocery store.
Also, to not use certain supplies for elective procedures that might be in short supply.
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Old 03-24-20, 07:17 PM
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Also, to not use certain supplies for elective procedures that might be in short supply.
Good point. Some stuff that can be thrown in the autoclave will be OK, as well as specific procedure tools. There was talk about reusing respirators, but no need to keep them on hold until they're needed (other than the disposable bits).

Still, things like gloves, disposable gowns, and masks may be in short supply, although surgical equipment is at a whole different level than the stuff used in the rooms.
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Originally Posted by skijor View Post
I'm usually uncertain when the appropriate time is for using a semicolonoscopy; probably safe to say that now is the time.
I am happy to report the procedure went well, the doctor only found, a benign comma splice and a dangling participle of.
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So thanks to the inspiration provided by colorider I built her one:

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Ha, toilet paper videos...little language for those sensitive.
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Another thing; no stores anywhere carry any FLOUR. Everybody all of a sudden knows how to bake? I've been making Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day for going on 10 years now, I buy flour at costco 25lb at a pop and keep it in a plastic bin in the garage (used to be 50, but they started selling 25s which are easier to lug around). I've got maybe 5 pounds left in the bin and can't find flour anywhere.
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Another thing; no stores anywhere carry any FLOUR. Everybody all of a sudden knows how to bake? I've been making Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day for going on 10 years now, I buy flour at costco 25lb at a pop and keep it in a plastic bin in the garage (used to be 50, but they started selling 25s which are easier to lug around). I've got maybe 5 pounds left in the bin and can't find flour anywhere.
Yep, I saw no flour in the grocery stores a week ago. I had to buy expensive gluten free flour so my wife could still make pancakes, sweet rolls, and coffee cake.
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Another thing; no stores anywhere carry any FLOUR. Everybody all of a sudden knows how to bake? I've been making Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day for going on 10 years now, I buy flour at costco 25lb at a pop and keep it in a plastic bin in the garage (used to be 50, but they started selling 25s which are easier to lug around). I've got maybe 5 pounds left in the bin and can't find flour anywhere.
I went in a local grocery store yesterday morning 9AM and the crowds are gone. Still no TP or paper towels, canned foods are plenty (except smaller canned soups), lots of pasta, no chicken in the meat dept., most frozen foods are in stock (store had a problem with frozen produce vendor before the virus issue and appears its still going on). Fresh produce aplenty, same with dairy (Except eggs).
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Another thing; no stores anywhere carry any FLOUR. Everybody all of a sudden knows how to bake? I've been making Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day for going on 10 years now, I buy flour at costco 25lb at a pop and keep it in a plastic bin in the garage (used to be 50, but they started selling 25s which are easier to lug around). I've got maybe 5 pounds left in the bin and can't find flour anywhere.
Thanks for that suggestion and link. The best ideas are found in poo-related threads
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direct germ injection... why I’m avoiding Walmart right now. Our regional grocery chain HEB is doing a good job at keeping carts and stuff sterilized. Now if there was a flood on the way ?
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”Runnin’ on empty. Such a bind. A friggin' criiiime. Runnin’ out of TP used to clean my behiiiiind.”


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”Runnin’ on empty. Such a bind. A friggin' criiiime. Runnin’ out of TP used to clean my behiiiiind.”


I'll give it a try

I was in a little stall
Could've used a few rounds
Tight pants pulled all the way down
No paper to be found
Workin on those bowel moves ♫
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It looks like the hoarders weren't so irrational after all.

I went out and got an extra 2 weeks supply when this started. I saw grocery stores empty of TP in a posh neighborhood, but still fully stocked in others. Line @noisebeam, I felt like it would be antisocial to buy more than I expected to need.

Guess with factories all around the world closing, they aren't making more right now. Marijuana stores are essential businesses in WA, but you can't get TP.

Well that's not completely true. I got some TP at Ikea, but there's some assembly required:

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Originally Posted by Deal4Fuji View Post
I'll give it a try

I was in a little stall
Could've used a few rounds
Tight pants pulled all the way down
No paper to be found
Workin on those bowel moves ♫
Left a good john in the city,
Now I stay at home every night and day.
But I never thought I'd run outta sheets,
Or worry about the stench in my briefs,

Big roll keeps on spinnin'
Supplies they just keep on thinnin'
The roll is, the roll is, the roll is gettin' thinner

Cleaned a lot of taints in Memphis,
Wiped a lot of bums down in New Orleans,
But I always had a square to spare,
Til I heard about the great paper scare.

Big roll keeps on spinnin'
Supplies they just keep on thinnin'
The roll is, the roll is, the roll is gettin' thinner.
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Okay, something a little different; but these people have their priorities straight, IMO.

Shoppers In Mexico Are Panic-Buying Beer During The Coronavirus Crisis


Mexican authorities ordered the shutdown of all nonessential businesses and industries for the entire month of April in hopes of stemming the spread of the coronavirus. To the shock of many, added to the list of nonessential industries was all alcoholic beverage production. Within days a whole new set of panic buying was taking place. Forget the run on toilet paper, beer hoarding was on in cities and towns throughout Mexico.
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Well that's not completely true. I got some TP at Ikea, but there's some assembly required:

You can try the green twigs. I saw a survival show saying you could eat them like ice cream, but there may be other uses.

Just watch out for PITCH & SLIVERS.
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Okay, something a little different; but these people have their priorities straight, IMO.

Shoppers In Mexico Are Panic-Buying Beer During The Coronavirus Crisis


Mexican authorities ordered the shutdown of all nonessential businesses and industries for the entire month of April in hopes of stemming the spread of the coronavirus. To the shock of many, added to the list of nonessential industries was all alcoholic beverage production. Within days a whole new set of panic buying was taking place. Forget the run on toilet paper, beer hoarding was on in cities and towns throughout Mexico.
No hay problema. Could be another business for the cartels to get into, if they haven't already.
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