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Offline slats1056

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Laughter
« on: August 15, 2015, 04:03:08 pm »
Watching the news earlier about the effects of laughing on the body. Says it releases endorphins, is good for cardiovascular health, helps lower blood pressure, and all kinds of stuff. So laughing until You pee all over Yourself is acceptable for better health right? I am thinking it is high time everyone tried to be a little more childish at times and play in the rain and mud to release some stress! God knows we all have to much stress!!!! SVR all.Happy Dance time everyone. If You are unable to physically, then let's try it mentally!
73 non ab 98 hep c refused pegint/riba
6-15 Gen.1b 1/2 MIL ALT72 AST37 No cirrhosis
7-15  Harvoni 12 weeks
10-14-15 EOT VIRAL LOAD NON-DET  
12-30-15 EOT+12 VIRAL LOAD NON DET  SVR12            8-9-18 HCV LOAD 1.02IU/ml AST22  ALT30 RELAPSE?
9-18-18 confirmed gt 1b relapse
10-16-18 approved 16 weeks Mavyret

Offline gnatcatcher

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Re: Laughter
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2015, 08:33:40 pm »
Okay, Tommy, here's a chuckle for you:
"A positive attitude will not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort." -- Herm Albright

You've been having Texas-size side effects. How are you doing, man? Did the brain fog lift enough for you to be able to ask all your questions today? Keep fighting the good fight!

-Gnatty
9/29/71 transfusions
HCV genotype 1a
7/09/15-9/30/15 Harvoni

Before treatment:
Viral Load 9,490,582
FibroScan 19.5 kPa [F4]
ALT 262
AST 217
ALP 183

Most recent:
VL still UNDETECTED (SVR 102)
FibroScan 7.6 kPa [F1-2]
ALT 15
AST 20
ALP 85

Offline slats1056

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Re: Laughter
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2015, 09:24:19 pm »
 Oh so true My little chickadee!! W.C.Fields. Man did I need that right now. Leave it to You to get Me going with a dose of My own meds!! LOL. Really bummed out right now. What with the sides , problems at work & on the home front, & we won't even talk about the Dr. visit. Headache so bad I can't see straight , even if I could the fog is so thick You could cut it with a knife. Can't hold any more fluids right now... Hey wait a minute !!! Was that the Battleship Texas floating by??????
73 non ab 98 hep c refused pegint/riba
6-15 Gen.1b 1/2 MIL ALT72 AST37 No cirrhosis
7-15  Harvoni 12 weeks
10-14-15 EOT VIRAL LOAD NON-DET  
12-30-15 EOT+12 VIRAL LOAD NON DET  SVR12            8-9-18 HCV LOAD 1.02IU/ml AST22  ALT30 RELAPSE?
9-18-18 confirmed gt 1b relapse
10-16-18 approved 16 weeks Mavyret

Offline gnatcatcher

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Re: Laughter
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2015, 10:14:15 pm »
Oy Gevalt! (Your day was way worse than just Oy Vey!)

"What a pity human beings can't exchange problems. Everyone knows exactly how to solve the other fellow's."   -Olin Miller

And with that I'll shut my trap for tonight.

- Gnatty
9/29/71 transfusions
HCV genotype 1a
7/09/15-9/30/15 Harvoni

Before treatment:
Viral Load 9,490,582
FibroScan 19.5 kPa [F4]
ALT 262
AST 217
ALP 183

Most recent:
VL still UNDETECTED (SVR 102)
FibroScan 7.6 kPa [F1-2]
ALT 15
AST 20
ALP 85

Offline slats1056

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Re: Laughter
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2015, 10:26:47 pm »
Very interesting! I got a small belly laugh out of that one. Until My head started hurting.
 That depends on Your definition of bad! Bill Clinton. If You are like Me and talk in Your sleep Your trap never shuts. I told You we were kindred spirits!!!! Do I detect a little Jewish Princess in that statement??? Thanx for the lift , I really needed it to come out of My funk.
73 non ab 98 hep c refused pegint/riba
6-15 Gen.1b 1/2 MIL ALT72 AST37 No cirrhosis
7-15  Harvoni 12 weeks
10-14-15 EOT VIRAL LOAD NON-DET  
12-30-15 EOT+12 VIRAL LOAD NON DET  SVR12            8-9-18 HCV LOAD 1.02IU/ml AST22  ALT30 RELAPSE?
9-18-18 confirmed gt 1b relapse
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Offline gnatcatcher

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Re: Laughter
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2015, 06:34:12 am »
No, I don't happen to be Jewish or a princess, but there are great talkers on my mother's side. An uncle who married one of Mom's sisters seemed like the strong, silent type until his wife died and he could finally get some words in edgewise.

When I was young, not only could I talk in my sleep, I could fall asleep while talking. Forty-three years ago, spouse woke me up wanting to hear the rest of the story, but durned if I could remember.

And my father loved to play with languages, including Yiddish. For example, grepts means belch, so Dad called a certain beverage Greptsi Cola.

-hope that's enough humor to qualify this message for the Laughter thread and help you stay out of your funk.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2015, 06:27:09 am by gnatcatcher »
9/29/71 transfusions
HCV genotype 1a
7/09/15-9/30/15 Harvoni

Before treatment:
Viral Load 9,490,582
FibroScan 19.5 kPa [F4]
ALT 262
AST 217
ALP 183

Most recent:
VL still UNDETECTED (SVR 102)
FibroScan 7.6 kPa [F1-2]
ALT 15
AST 20
ALP 85

Offline slats1056

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Re: Laughter
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2015, 11:46:47 am »
  My Mom used to call Me T Thomas Terror and Jabber Jaws growing up. Never could keep My mouth shut in school either. Sleep talking about the same.  Back in the late seventies used to wake up the wife talking in Spanish all the time. Pissed Her off to no end because she couldn't understand what I was saying.
73 non ab 98 hep c refused pegint/riba
6-15 Gen.1b 1/2 MIL ALT72 AST37 No cirrhosis
7-15  Harvoni 12 weeks
10-14-15 EOT VIRAL LOAD NON-DET  
12-30-15 EOT+12 VIRAL LOAD NON DET  SVR12            8-9-18 HCV LOAD 1.02IU/ml AST22  ALT30 RELAPSE?
9-18-18 confirmed gt 1b relapse
10-16-18 approved 16 weeks Mavyret

Offline gnatcatcher

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Re: Laughter
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2015, 06:40:01 am »
Yeah, for the same reason spouse doesn't like it if I speak German, unless I'm saying Gesundheit. Speaking of which, here's a virtual, alcohol-free toast to thee, Tommy, and to everyone with Hep C (or B or E . . .  with or without HIV): "Auf Ihre Gesundheit" ("to your health")!
9/29/71 transfusions
HCV genotype 1a
7/09/15-9/30/15 Harvoni

Before treatment:
Viral Load 9,490,582
FibroScan 19.5 kPa [F4]
ALT 262
AST 217
ALP 183

Most recent:
VL still UNDETECTED (SVR 102)
FibroScan 7.6 kPa [F1-2]
ALT 15
AST 20
ALP 85

Offline slats1056

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Re: Laughter
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2015, 08:25:06 am »
Salud, La vida loca es mi camino!  The crazy life is My road. Better to keep quiet & be thought a fool than to open ones mouth & remove all doubt! Mark Twain
73 non ab 98 hep c refused pegint/riba
6-15 Gen.1b 1/2 MIL ALT72 AST37 No cirrhosis
7-15  Harvoni 12 weeks
10-14-15 EOT VIRAL LOAD NON-DET  
12-30-15 EOT+12 VIRAL LOAD NON DET  SVR12            8-9-18 HCV LOAD 1.02IU/ml AST22  ALT30 RELAPSE?
9-18-18 confirmed gt 1b relapse
10-16-18 approved 16 weeks Mavyret

Offline gnatcatcher

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Re: Laughter
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2015, 09:47:18 am »
Mi camino:
Caminante, son tus huellas
el camino y nada más;
Caminante, no hay camino,
se hace camino al andar.
Al andar se hace el camino,
y al volver la vista atrás
se ve la senda que nunca
se ha de volver a pisar.
Caminante no hay camino
sino estelas en la mar.
  - Antonio Machado
9/29/71 transfusions
HCV genotype 1a
7/09/15-9/30/15 Harvoni

Before treatment:
Viral Load 9,490,582
FibroScan 19.5 kPa [F4]
ALT 262
AST 217
ALP 183

Most recent:
VL still UNDETECTED (SVR 102)
FibroScan 7.6 kPa [F1-2]
ALT 15
AST 20
ALP 85

Offline slats1056

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Re: Laughter
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2015, 11:42:21 pm »
 Hey Gnatty! Where You At? Just wanted to give a shout out to My Judeo-Christian-Hispanic-Italian-Germanic-Yiddish speaking kindred spirit! Hope all is well in Your world. Been feeling pretty good lately & miss Our Humorous interactions. Be seeing in the funny papers or on the forums.
       Later Gator! Slats
73 non ab 98 hep c refused pegint/riba
6-15 Gen.1b 1/2 MIL ALT72 AST37 No cirrhosis
7-15  Harvoni 12 weeks
10-14-15 EOT VIRAL LOAD NON-DET  
12-30-15 EOT+12 VIRAL LOAD NON DET  SVR12            8-9-18 HCV LOAD 1.02IU/ml AST22  ALT30 RELAPSE?
9-18-18 confirmed gt 1b relapse
10-16-18 approved 16 weeks Mavyret

Offline gnatcatcher

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Re: Laughter
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2015, 08:25:10 am »
Slats, those six hyphenated adjectives barely scratch the surface. I'm thankful to be living now when we have access to most of the world's hard-earned wisdom as refracted through scores of languages.
   Glad your sides have been sidling away. Nothing to complain about at this end, since the only new side (metallic taste) is more of a curiosity than an obstacle.
   I'm grateful the pace of forum posts has slowed -- it's given me time to digest all the joy, sorrow, anxiety, anger, et cetera our dear comrades have expressed. Job One was finding my way back to my own center -- to the inner wisdom that shows me the way forward. Nobody is given a blueprint, just clues that are easy to miss if one isn't paying attention.

Gnatty

   "Age is a high price to pay for maturity." -Tom Stoppard
(or, as the Amish say, "Ve get too soon oldt und too late schmart.")
« Last Edit: September 01, 2015, 08:27:00 am by gnatcatcher »
9/29/71 transfusions
HCV genotype 1a
7/09/15-9/30/15 Harvoni

Before treatment:
Viral Load 9,490,582
FibroScan 19.5 kPa [F4]
ALT 262
AST 217
ALP 183

Most recent:
VL still UNDETECTED (SVR 102)
FibroScan 7.6 kPa [F1-2]
ALT 15
AST 20
ALP 85

Offline iana5252

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Re: Laughter - A Liver Joke
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2015, 09:03:19 am »
Totally agree that laughter is one of the best medicines. Here's a joke moderator Lucinda Porter posted on her blog back in April...

Quote
Three handsome male dogs are walking down the street when they see a beautiful, enticing, female Poodle. The three male dogs fall all over themselves in an effort to be the one to reach her first, but end up arriving in front of her at the same time.

The males are speechless before her beauty, slobbering on themselves and hoping for just a glance from her in return. Aware of her charms and her obvious effect on the three suitors, she decides to be kind and tells them “The first one who can use the words “liver” and “cheese” together in an imaginative, intelligent sentence can go out with me.”

Get the punchline here...
http://www.lucindaporterrn.com/a-liver-joke/

Offline gnatcatcher

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Re: Laughter
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2015, 09:39:12 am »
Thanks for joining in, iana5252. Since you've brought us back to word play, here's another of my father's immortal quips:

Eons ago, my youth symphony accompanied a local ballet school's performance of The Nutcracker. On the drive home, Dad commented that many of the ballerinas were wearing tutus, but some were wearing threethrees and a few wore fourfours.
9/29/71 transfusions
HCV genotype 1a
7/09/15-9/30/15 Harvoni

Before treatment:
Viral Load 9,490,582
FibroScan 19.5 kPa [F4]
ALT 262
AST 217
ALP 183

Most recent:
VL still UNDETECTED (SVR 102)
FibroScan 7.6 kPa [F1-2]
ALT 15
AST 20
ALP 85

 


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