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  1. Thanks for all your concern and help! The medicine they gave him seemed to be working for a while, but Sunday morning he was in and out of the cat box again, a one red stop I got real worried about. The past couple days I had ran out of the raw meat I usually feed him (horsedoc! been doing this for a wee bit) and fed him some kibble I had. I think that's what did it. Cause right when I gave him the fresh fish and red meat the rest of the day he started peeing with no blood in it at all, and peed a lot. I'm going to ask a couple friends today and ask around about vets. What Im more worried about is that after spending that much money on surgery, it doesnt fix anything except to remove the stone, and he gets a nother one again. It just seems silly to give him surgery that doesnt fix anything... Am I looking at this wrong?
  2. Thanks for all your help! Marcina... I read somewhere that even if I can change my cats diet now with a certain type of food that it may be able to dissolve the stone without surgery, is this true? The website site I read it from (cant remember, some alternative health vet) said that if after 6 weeks it doesnt work then its time for surgery. What do you think?
  3. Its been a while since I posted here. Still been rehabing my shoulder but have been staying away from the internet for a bit. But I need some help, and thought of you guys, sooo... Over the weekend my cat has having trouble peeing. And when he did it was real dark at first, then turned to blood. So I took him to the vet. They gave him an xray, showed it to me, and there was a little round thing in his bladder. She said that male cats who suffer from urinary tract infection (which he has had for the past year) sometimes develop these stones. She said that he will need surgery. It will cost anywhere between $800-1200, money I dont have right now but can get in a month or two. She gave hime some medicine to help the infection and get him peeing, hopefully clear again. She also told me that the stone needs removed on the next infection. Which could be if the medicine doesnt work, or another 6 months from now. What bothers me about this is that she said she had an xray from December that showed the formation of a stone, but back then they didnt tell me how to prevent it from getting any bigger! Like a different diet or whatever! (which sometimes seems like to me like they wanted the money for the surgery instead of me just getting a new diet) I've been reading up on the surgery and I don't know if I want to put my cat, or myself through it. Basically they open up the cat and the bladder, remove the stone, and even perhaps restructure the bladder so if a stone happens again it gets passed through easier. Then after that they sew him back up. Side effects include him may not being able to control the bladder, and him uncomfortable to touch around the bladder area for the rest of his life. This does not include every that could happen during the surgery, like death, a faulty surgery, etc etc. AND the surgery doesnt fix the problem on why the stone formed in the first place! All it does is remove it and help new ones pass through him easier! They told me he could form them again for the rest of his life, despite the surgery, and a new diet anyways might help prevent that, but their not 100% sure. Am I being misled on this? I feel lost. I love my cat, but if this isnt going to fix the underlying problem then all the surgery is going to do is remove a little stone, that will help in the immediate short term, but not the long term at all. Why didnt they give me a special diet when the xray in december first started showing the stone? If the surgery doesnt fix the problem is it worth it? Can I get a second opinion from another vet? What about a new diet, which is less invasive and may disolve the stone? I heard some alternative vets have other things they can use, any hope in them? Thanks!
  4. Yep. My brother used to live there. Then a x-girlfriend. So I have been up there a bit. I love the city, especially downtown. Most of all I love how you can drive to the beach and its only an hour or so out of the way. My mom doesn't want me to move I think. She is the one that sends all this stuff to me to scare me out of moving I guess. I'm still not 100% positive I'm going because I want to see how school is going to work out. Getting loans to go to school sucks but ~shrugs~. I really like Portland but Im such a sun person, which I'm kinda worried about. Like you said, winters hit hard here, but we get sun to brighten up things. I dunno. The WHOLE CITY is green and that's what I love about it.
  5. I realize jobs are hard to come by. But I'm talking about depression. Magazines and websites are saying Oregonians are the most depressed citizens in the 50 states. I have also been reading that the gang problem in Portland is bad, and getting worse? I am looking to move to Portland for school. PDX. I am moving from Utah, perhaps the nicest, less depressed city in the States. (according to those magazines and websites I mentioned, heh). Anyways. Am I in for a culture shock? Should I be worried about gangs if its such a big problem? Id probably be living on or around campus anyways. How hard is it really to get a job, even just a part time job? All these websites are fightening me away from P-town lol.
  6. Started reading SPIN by Robert Charles Wilson. Check it out here: http://www.amazon.com/Spin-Robert-Charles-Wilson/dp/0765309386 I'm about a quater of the way through the book and it has been great!
  7. Very excited about the new Star Trek movie.
  8. I agree. I just watched Firefly which so far is my favorite science fiction television show! I just started watching Stargate SG1 and I like it so far. Each time I try to watch Battlestar Gallactica I get so lost on confused cause I think Im coming in on the series final episodes, right? I also like Star Trek: The Next Generation show. Movies I'm a huge fan and I have also written a couple science fiction short stories. Love the genre! If you want some science fiction in books where it doesnt seem like science fiction read some Vonnegut
  9. As you know from last year, my team is the Celts. Which is depressing this year because players are dropping to injuries like squished flies. So I'm also rooting for the Cavs. Really, I'm rooting for anyone against the Lakers and the Celtics.
  10. Hello! I got a pulled stomach muscle on Monday while doing physical therapy. My PT checked it out and said it's only a pulled muscle and to take it easy. Its on the right upper side, near my ride/side of the body area. Well, today, as I have been sitting here at work, the pain MOVED to the left side, right above my belt line, and i dont feel any pain on my right side for now. Is this normal for a pulled stomach muscle? It feels like I have gas built up in the left side basically, and when i pass gas the pain eases. Weird?
  11. We should change this to a general NBA thread. I'm going to the Boston vs Utah game tonight! I'll be in my Garnett Jersey. My mom bought me tickets for my birthday! I'm really excited but really nervous. The last time I went to a Jazz game and rooted for another team my brother and I almost got mobbed by 20+ people after the Timberwolves scored a dagger at the end of the game to win. Ha!
  12. I didn't get to see the All-Star game but I say the Rookie vs Sophmore game. Kevin Durant is a BEAST. I also saw the dunk competition. I cant believe Nate Robinson jumped over Dwight Howard lol!
  13. I've been vegan long enough that I know when people are usually fucking with me because of my diet. Now unless this guy is an absolute stone cold actor, I'm talking Grammy award winning, then he believed everything he was saying. Now, I didn't believe him but when you see someone who is so sure something like that is true, it has to make you wonder.
  14. Some people brought up a good point though. At the end of the interview he stands up, smiles at Dave, and says Thank You. Very clear and very precise, unlike the rest of his interview at all. Who knows. If it's a problem I hope he gets help. I'm still thinking its a joke though, for now.
  15. That's what I'm thinking. But the manager swore he met these guys lol Supposedly, because the carrot doesnt cast a shadow while its growing, only it stems grow, you can eat that. I guess? I'm pretty sure they just took the joke to far, far enough to convince this manager guy ~shrugs~ The manager was so convinced that when I asked him what else was vegan he asked me what level I was, with a dead face and completely serious tone. He was about ready to tell me what level of vegan I am which food I could eat lol!
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