Was having some allergy issues that ended up with me spending Friday/Saturday in hospital :(
So what happened to me?
So week before last I have this swelling on my left elbow. A hole forms and this clear yellow/brown liquid comes out. Take it to the Doc - she says an inflammation of the bursa - use a pressure sleeve and it's be fine.
Following Monday they start more work reshingling our building and all the crap from under the shingles is getting sucked into the building ventilation immediately causing allergy problems - everyone else got hit over the next few days, but I was hit immediately, so work from home rest of day. Tuesday I fell crap, take day off - later Wednesday the whole inflamed Bursitis opens, but what comes out his time is blood and muddy brown fluid. Too late to get a doc appointment that day :
Wednesday half day off, half work from home, Thursday I take off - still not seen Doc.....
Early Friday morning I wake up several times really, really thirsty - have some water go back to bed, same thing 15-20 minutes later - until I getup at regular time. Hit the shower and half way through start to feel really off - off balance, unsteady. Get dressed and go downstairs, and didn't know if I was going to be able to that - grab a coffee cup, can't even hold it still using both hands. Tell my wife, she takes me to the ER.
I walk into the ER, sit down, then can't standup again, they have to get a wheelchair. Get me on a bed, hook me up to IV fluids, and take blood - and I explained what is going going. Tests come back negative - in particular white blood levels NOT elevated, so not an infection from the bursitis. So they want to do a urine test, but I haven't needed to pee all the time I was there. TMI Warning starts here, squeamish skip to next paragraph...... The not so comfortable part came when they wanted to do a Urine test from me, and I had to explain I had been unable to urinate all day. Despite the liter plus bag of fluids, and many glasses of water. "You don't feel the need to go at all?" "No" "Can you try?" "Sure" - "Well'll need to measure the volume though, so you'll need to pee into this jug while heart monitor cords are dangling every where, and that obnoxious gown is trying to fall into the jug.and you can barely stand". Failed :( This results in a Bladder Scan -
kind of like an ultrasound for your bladder - "Dude - you're overflowing!". Attempt #2, same as #1 but with a nurse in the bathroom ready to catch me if I fall. Fail #2 :( Plan C - Cathertize and drain me :'( Ultra embarrassing, ultra uncomfortable - but a full Liter of Urine extracted from me ... !! WooHoo. Tests negative and I can now freely pee without assistance ........ And my wife stoically stood by and held my hand all the way through it ..... (well the exam room parts anyway) ;-)
Take me to room for observation over night and two more bags of fluids.
Suspect dehydration, so drink lots of fluids and here's an anxiety med that will have the side effect of stopping your hands trembling.
I'm told the No elevated white blood count just means body is not fighting an infection, so there could be an infection but it's contained in the bursa. So taking elbow back to regular doc on Monday
No allergy issues at the time - took a double dose of Benadryl during thursday evening/night - that seem to have dealt with them, but Benadryl messes me up, make me really tired/asleep. A double dose over a couple of hours probably caused some unintended side effects.
No problems now, no tremor, no balance issues, no weakness and I Pee Freely :) !
But all in in all - one of the crappiest weeks of my life ! And I haven't received the bill yet :(
Aw dang, sorry to hear that @haitch ! Hope your feeling better soon!
@rds I can't change the program - that's the issue. I made one tiny change to it a couple of years back, it took me 2 days to figure out the command line to compile it - the command line was over 800 characters long. What I'm doing is setting the auto payout threshold very high, then when I want to trigger the payout dropping it back to 300. The pool still does the payouts, the manual part is that I can control when they happen.
@all Although the responsiveness of the sites seems better with the new router, the CPU utilization on the router concerns me, so .... I'm going to be looking at buying this routers MUCH bigger brother. So there will be another router replacement outage at a date yet to be confirmed, but the sites should be even more responsive, and security a whole lot higher.
btw, the price of Burst has dropped and is on a downward trend.
Not sure if this is relevant. Similar price drops have been seen before when Bitcoin rises in value. Bitcoin is currently worth a whopping 1250 USD, so that may be one of the reasons, as altcoins often have an inverse relationship with the price of btc.
Anyone has a right to take the time to gather information, investigate, and create a giant post filled with words and pictures. Yet if they have all that time to investigate, then they have enough time, in their day, to check when the other person is online.
That is a generalization, and may be quite unreasonable when two people in opposite time zones are communicating with each other or otherwise debating something. Why should person A be obliged to stay awake when he would otherwise be asleep, or take time off his or her daytime job, to keep checking when person B will be online. If person A has the time to check this, by all means, but there's no need to make this a 'must' for everyone.
No one is going to invest into this coin until we get our house in order.
This might be true for some investors, but I have successfully brought multiple investors in here regardless of 'turbulence' in the forums, they don't all care about that. The greatness of Burst does not narrow down to a handful of public debaters, and 'true' investors know this. Burst does not need fly-by-night investors anyway.
@LithStud Yeah I totally agree. The way Adam handles criticism was quite... childish, to put it into simple terms. And therefore I think reacting on such matters should not be left to him. There are other members more suitable for that.
transparancy is key, and as they said in The Newsroom : 'There's nothing more important in a democracy than a well informed electorate'.
Thanks a lot ;) it was nice to see I wasn't standing alone out there. Thanks for speaking up as well.