After 7 mo of physical therapy insurence finally agreed to a Dr. reffered MRi, which was yesterday. My Dr just called me. You know it's good news when a Dr doesn't wait till the last minute.
Good news is I don't have sciatica. Average news:I have another herniated disk. Depending on your definition of surgery, I've had eight. It aint nuthin but a thing.Hospitals can be nice what with the free drugs and warm blankets whenever you ask. Also not having to cook is great.
But the last time I had hernia surgery the disc " disintigrated" and I got three strains of sepsis...on the transplant ward! The many many stories/and personal experience of incompitent six-mo " nurses" makes me wary anymore.( feel I shouldn't have to specify but to keep people off my stupid useless back-That applies to " incompitent six-mo nurses" if you are a good nurse I'm not talking about you.) and the last time I was in the hospital was...holy shit, nine yrs ago. By now insurence is so stingy that I bet the second you open your eyes they hand you a cup of coffee and kick you out the door.
For those of you who don't know. I am a PhD student in synthetic organic chemistry, so I get to play with lots of fun chemicals. Today I have been working with what's known as an "interhalogen". Most people know of the halogens: chlorine, bromine, etc. and their diatomic forumlas of Cl2, Br2 etc. However, few think of mixing and matching these compounds.
In this particular case I am using iodine monochloride, ICl. It's really interesting looking, and has two different forms, one is a solid at room temperature, the other is liquid (which is a puddle at the bottom of the jar). Here's a solid crystal from the jar in the process of converting to the other form and subsequently "melting". Just like the other halogens though, it's incredibly poisonous, and causes severe burns if touched or inhaled.
MBTI: ExxJ tetramer Functions: Fe > Te > Ni > Se > Si > Ti > Fi > Ne
Enneagram: 1w2 - 3w4 - 6w5 (The Taskmaster) | sp/so Socionics: β-E dimer | - Big 5: slOaI Temperament: Choleric/Melancholic Alignment: Lawful Neutral External Perception:Nohari and Johari
I absolutely hated eggs as a child. It was a repulsion.
Then, around 16, I started liking eggs.....
Did your family eat them with ketchup? I feel like screaming right now, thinking about watching my mom with that ketchup and those eggs. The Indiana Jones scene with eyeball soup and snakes at dinner bothers me less.