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bampilot06 07-07-22 02:40 PM

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Simon says: “sup”


Went back to the baby doctor today. The anxiety was super super super high. Last visit the doctor said he saw higher than normal fluid in the brain stem. Not a super large amount but more than normal, so we have spent the last two weeks worrying about that. Today we go, and the technician took forever. My wife kept asking her questions, which she replied, she can’t answer. The longer it took the more anxious we got.

Good news, fluid has gone away, bad news, there may or may not be a growth in the neck area. They couldn’t get a clear image, and are having us see a high risk pregnancy doctor in a couple weeks. I was pretty upset at first, but the more I think about it, i’m convinced that both times she just couldn’t get a good image. I think they were wrong about the increased fluid last time, and I think this time its the same thing.

My mother did a great job of instilling in me what she calls “ a realistic out look on life”, everyone else I talk to thinks I an “pessimistic beyond all help” so my above thoughts are me trying to stay as positive as possible.

Told the little one she was going to have a little brother today, the conversation went really well. She’s super stoked.

Mojo31 07-07-22 02:56 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22567232)
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Simon says: “sup”


Went back to the baby doctor today. The anxiety was super super super high. Last visit the doctor said he saw higher than normal fluid in the brain stem. Not a super large amount but more than normal, so we have spent the last two weeks worrying about that. Today we go, and the technician took forever. My wife kept asking her questions, which she replied, she can’t answer. The longer it took the more anxious we got.

Good news, fluid has gone away, bad news, there may or may not be a growth in the neck area. They couldn’t get a clear image, and are having us see a high risk pregnancy doctor in a couple weeks. I was pretty upset at first, but the more I think about it, i’m convinced that both times she just couldn’t get a good image. I think they were wrong about the increased fluid last time, and I think this time its the same thing.

My mother did a great job of instilling in me what she calls “ a realistic out look on life”, everyone else I talk to thinks I an “pessimistic beyond all help” so my above thoughts are me trying to stay as positive as possible.

Told the little one she was going to have a little brother today, the conversation went really well. She’s super stoked.

Hang in there - most of those things are to err on the side of caution.

Back when our first was born, I had been working in the med mal area defending OB/GYNs in bad delivery cases. I knew just enough to recognize the signs of delivery complications and read a fetal heart monitor. Long story short, there were difficulties during the delivery and I was scared. It was hard to not let my wife feel my fear. The delivery team had a neo-natal unit brought over from the children's hospital next door and were on standby in the delivery room. All ended up well, and we have a kid who, other than being a bit neurotic at times, is absolutely normal.

When our son was born, big sister was brought to the hospital to see her new brother. When they got to the hospital, she told my inlaws that she would just wait in the car.

big john 07-07-22 02:57 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22567151)
I have old Flite Gel saddles on my 2 road bikes from early-2000s. They still feel good. My '18 Stock came with a SQLab 612 saddle. I like it quite a lot. My MTB has a Specialized Toupe, which I also like. I've tried a couple of newer Selle Italias. I could not get them off the bike fast enough.

I got the Flite from a friend who had 2 of them still in the box. Didn't know I would like it, I should have bought them both. With Covid and changes in the club I haven't seen him in a long time, I should try to reach him. I got the saddle and a new mtb jersey for $80!

big john 07-07-22 03:00 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22567250)
. All ended up well, and we have a kid who, other than being a bit necrotic at times, is absolutely normal.

.

Doesn't sound normal.

Eric F 07-07-22 03:06 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22567255)
Doesn't sound normal.

In my family, "a bit neurotic at times" is pretty normal. Compared to my wife's family, we're pretty sane.

big john 07-07-22 03:10 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22567260)
In my family, "a bit neurotic at times" is pretty normal. Compared to my wife's family, we're pretty sane.

As long as they're not necrotic.

Eric F 07-07-22 03:12 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22567262)
As long as they're not necrotic.

Ooops. I didn't see the "c". Yeah. That's different.

Mojo31 07-07-22 03:13 PM

Whoa, good catch!

Auto-spell strikes again.

bampilot06 07-07-22 03:24 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22567250)
Hang in there - most of those things are to err on the side of caution.

Back when our first was born, I had been working in the med mal area defending OB/GYNs in bad delivery cases. I knew just enough to recognize the signs of delivery complications and read a fetal heart monitor. Long story short, there were difficulties during the delivery and I was scared. It was hard to not let my wife feel my fear. The delivery team had a neo-natal unit brought over from the children's hospital next door and were on standby in the delivery room. All ended up well, and we have a kid who, other than being a bit neurotic at times, is absolutely normal.

When our son was born, big sister was brought to the hospital to see her new brother. When they got to the hospital, she told my inlaws that she would just wait in the car.


Appreciate it.

This is our last try, so we are hoping for the best. The little guy was bouncing all of the place, I think he’s just trying to get us used to the idea, he will not be an easy baby.

indyfabz 07-07-22 04:20 PM

R.I.P. James Caan.

indyfabz 07-07-22 04:22 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22567266)

Auto-spell strikes again.

Classic. Thanks for the good laugh.

big john 07-07-22 05:34 PM

As a long time forumite, I'd never spent time in the general cycling discussion forum. Some real gems there.

indyfabz 07-07-22 05:56 PM

Stephen got another mouse. Wanna see a picture?

bampilot06 07-07-22 06:09 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22567387)
As a long time forumite, I'd never spent time in the general cycling discussion forum. Some real gems there.


I go there and usually hit the back button before the page is fully loaded.

seedsbelize2 07-07-22 06:24 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22567341)
R.I.P. James Caan.

So good in so many roles.

genejockey 07-07-22 06:25 PM

Well, THAT was a whole lot of no fun!

One reason I went to work today, despite feeling slightly less than perfect, was an important meeting. My boss (VP of Cell Biology and Immunology), the guy I've worked for for the last 14 years took another job, and HIS boss, the Chief Scientific Officer is retaking the reins of Research. He's s good guy, but my old boss and I were really simpatico. This was the first meeting on a particular project for a couple months, and I wanted to make sure we impressed him favorably.

Because he, like most of our company, is in Maryland, the meeting was by Zoom. So I was in my office. Before the meeting, my office started feeling a trifle cool, so I put on the big flannel shirt I keep there for just such an occasion. During the meeting - which went pretty well for my group, I thought - I started feeling colder despite the extra shirt. Then I started shivering. I did manage to keep a quaver out of my voice, but I did worry that I was visibly shivering.

Now? I feel hot, and achy, and like I got punched hard in both upper arms. I feel all 85 of my 64 years.

seedsbelize2 07-07-22 06:33 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22567429)
I go there and usually hit the back button before the page is fully loaded.

I go there and occasionally check out the wall of remembrance.

seedsbelize2 07-07-22 06:36 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22567441)
Well, THAT was a whole lot of no fun!

One reason I went to work today, despite feeling slightly less than perfect, was an important meeting. My boss (VP of Cell Biology and Immunology), the guy I've worked for for the last 14 years took another job, and HIS boss, the Chief Scientific Officer is retaking the reins of Research. He's s good guy, but my old boss and I were really simpatico. This was the first meeting on a particular project for a couple months, and I wanted to make sure we impressed him favorably.

Because he, like most of our company, is in Maryland, the meeting was by Zoom. So I was in my office. Before the meeting, my office started feeling a trifle cool, so I put on the big flannel shirt I keep there for just such an occasion. During the meeting - which went pretty well for my group, I thought - I started feeling colder despite the extra shirt. Then I started shivering. I did manage to keep a quaver out of my voice, but I did worry that I was visibly shivering.

Now? I feel hot, and achy, and like I got punched hard in both upper arms. I feel all 85 of my 64 years.

And the drive home? Maybe make the call of shame?

big john 07-07-22 06:42 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22567411)
Stephen got another mouse. Wanna see a picture?

I showed the last one to Mrs John. She did not like it. One day our cat had a large gopher at the front door and she went out and picked up the cat so the gopher could escape. It was too late as the gopher had expired.
My neighbor at that house wanted my cat to help rid her garden of gophers. I felt that he was doing his part based on what I saw.

genejockey 07-07-22 07:07 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22567453)
And the drive home? Maybe make the call of shame?

Drive home was okay. I wasn't going to wait an hour for Mrs. GeneJockey to get to the office, rather than drive 20 minutes home myself.

WhyFi 07-07-22 07:24 PM

Tomorrow is our last full day in VA, and we'll be spending a good chunk of the day packing for the return trip. With this in mind, I thought that it might be a good idea to throw in a load of laundry. My wife is also getting a jump on things, so I asked her if she was already doing laundry. "No, I'm not."

Cool. I head to the laundry room... and the washer is mid-cycle. I go back to my wife, "I thought that your brother said that they were done with their laundry for the week and that the machines were open?"
"Oh, they are, but I'm using it."
"... but you just said that you weren't doing laundry."
"I'm not doing laundry - I'm washing the shower curtain."

Ugh, great googly moogly. :rolleyes:

bampilot06 07-07-22 07:28 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22567493)
Tomorrow is our last full day in VA, and we'll be spending a good chunk of the day packing for the return trip. With this in mind, I thought that it might be a good idea to throw in a load of laundry. My wife is also getting a jump on things, so I asked her if she was already doing laundry. "No, I'm not."

Cool. I head to the laundry room... and the washer is mid-cycle. I go back to my wife, "I thought that your brother said that they were done with their laundry for the week and that the machines were open?"
"Oh, they are, but I'm using it."
"... but you just said that you weren't doing laundry."
"I'm not doing laundry - I'm washing the shower curtain."

Ugh, great googly moogly. :rolleyes:



shower curtains are not clothes whyfi.




Sheesh, some people.

Mojo31 07-07-22 07:40 PM

Sounds like a very artulate wife.

genejockey 07-07-22 08:04 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22567493)
Tomorrow is our last full day in VA, and we'll be spending a good chunk of the day packing for the return trip. With this in mind, I thought that it might be a good idea to throw in a load of laundry. My wife is also getting a jump on things, so I asked her if she was already doing laundry. "No, I'm not."

Cool. I head to the laundry room... and the washer is mid-cycle. I go back to my wife, "I thought that your brother said that they were done with their laundry for the week and that the machines were open?"
"Oh, they are, but I'm using it."
"... but you just said that you weren't doing laundry."
"I'm not doing laundry - I'm washing the shower curtain."

Ugh, great googly moogly. :rolleyes:

For some reason, this reminds me of David Bowie's androgenous phase. Some one asked him why he was wearing a ladies' dress. He said, "This isn't a ladies' dress. This is a man's dress."

genejockey 07-07-22 08:04 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22567509)
Sounds like a very artulate wife.

IC what you're missing.

genejockey 07-07-22 08:12 PM

This acetaminophen stuff is magic. Now I only feel 75.

rjones28 07-07-22 08:38 PM

Studio recording picture of the day.

https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...ig&oe=62CC7A83

rjones28 07-07-22 08:39 PM

No trumpets. Velo Vol take note.

phrantic09 07-08-22 03:27 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22567501)
shower curtains are not clothes whyfi.




Sheesh, some people.

seriously

indyfabz 07-08-22 05:14 AM

Happy National Blueberry Day! I had some on my cereal.


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