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General Discussion / Re: dermatology/slap the Dr. and others around....LOL
« on: November 26, 2014, 02:39:07 pm »
Hi, Paul.....I thought the reason may be something like that.  I read a long time ago that there's a shortage of neurologists too.

Dragonfly, the one I'm seeing must be a recent hire.  He's not mentioned in any of the reviews.  Like I said, the reviews are mixed, but there are some good reviews.

The other guy does sound fishy!

Just in case, any tips on how to "bitch slap?"  ;) :-X


General Discussion / Re: dermatology/slap the Dr. and others around....LOL
« on: November 25, 2014, 11:13:53 pm »
When I had skin cancer (the least bad kind) before, the symptom was very tiny cuts/openings on forehead that wouldn't blood, though.  I've been getting that the last few days....grrrr!  Maybe not.

I'm not Mr. Macho, but the above isn't a huge deal, doesn't hurt.

Also, the indentations on my forehead (not so noticeable) complement the hole and tear on the back of my right eyeball...... ;)  I'm not making this up.....also doesn't hurt, and also got laser treatment for that.....


Both laser treatments in Dr.'s office, not a hospital....very casual.

General Discussion / dermatology/slap the Dr. and others around....LOL
« on: November 25, 2014, 11:02:21 pm »
Asked Dr. for referral to dermatologist - thought face mole was changing. Maybe skin cancer, which I've had before....not a huge deal.

 Made appt today for next week (!).

 This clinic has very mixed reviews on the net:
 -they push 40 dollars a bottle over the counter cream (this is mainly a cosmetic skin clinic) - my giant hospital has no dermatology department! (anymore)  St. Michaels in Toronto.
 -the dermatologist asks patients to feel his face because he uses that cream
 -etc...etc.....some good reviews, though

 I'm suspicious of the very short waiting time to get in.....maybe they'll shunt me to the walk in clinic? (they call it something else)

 You need a Dr's referral to see a medical specialist, hence, no walk in clinic, but I guess you don't for cosmetic procedures which aren't covered by OHIP. (not my case)

 Still don't know what "bitch slap" means, but am I gonna have to bitch slap the Dr. etc. next week?  8)

 P.S. I'm seeing a different Dr than the one mentioned online.


General Discussion / Re: MDAO Comedy Show - my jokes!
« on: November 25, 2014, 10:39:41 pm »
Thanks!  Thought of something - when the tough cats do "f.... meow!"...they should have cigarettes hanging from their lips....  Now I gotta borrow a cigarette....or, find a fake one at Yonge street gag that has a long ash hanging on it....LOL


If teacher approves the above.

General Discussion / MDAO Comedy Show - my jokes!
« on: November 20, 2014, 04:29:01 pm »
My clean ones!   :-[   I love getting the audience to ask "how tough or how long" or whatever.

New Jokes for Christmas Show 2014  Peter Bessel
SET UP: My psychiatrist said I should be more spontaneous.
PUNCH: So I slapped him in the face and called him a salamander.

SET UP: I was asked to leave the MDAO support group.
PUNCH: I guess bitch slapping isn’t really providing support.

SET UP: My psychiatrist can be a little abrupt.
PUNCH: I asked him:  “Why I am worrying so much?”
He replies:  “Do I look like a f mindreader?”

SET UP: I hate jokes with no punch line.

SET UP: I got my testosterone blood test results. 
               “Well, how is it?”
               PUNCH:   Your testosterone is pretty low, Priscilla....I mean   Peter!

SET UP:  I went to Medic Alert...told them all my problems.....can you made a bracelet for me?
PUNCH: They said a bracelet isn’t big enough....they made me a breastplate I were on my chest.

SET UP: I was so depressed.....
PUNCH: I thought watching executions on the North Korean Channel would cheer me up!

SET UP: My father said I was lazy and no good.....and a cry baby!
PUNCH: This is when I was three weeks old!

SET UP:  I was a breech baby, but sideways...
PUNCH:  You know how men are about asking directions.

PUNCH: I like scaring my cat.....
SETUP: by doing a vacuum cleaner impression.

SET UP:  I’ve read a couple of times that your ears and nose continue to grow as you get older.

PUNCH:  I didn’t always look like a giant rat!  The other day I’m walking down the street and a gang of
tough cats walked in my direction.  They were really tough.  (audience:  how tough?) Some of them had

 tattoos, like “F your Litterbox!” “Dogs drool, cats rule.” They were really tough (audience:  how tough?)

 Some of them had metal studs in their tails.  They were really tough. (audience: how tough?)  They didn’t

 meow like this:  “meow....meow”  They meowed like this:  “f meow....f meow.” The leader had scars and a black patch over his eye.

The leader: (high pitched voice) – “Lookit the size of that rat.....let’s get him, boys!”
I was scared shitless, but quick thinking:  I yelled loudly “Here, rover!”....they took off, looking over their shoulders at me.....what a close call!

SET UP:  I was so mad when a fellow patient stole my lunch......
PUNCH:  It was (my usual?) 3 Prozac sliders.

SET UP:   Growing old is the pits……
PUNCH:  The only person I could possibly date is Betty White’s older sister.  Her name’s Wrinkleinna.  Near sighted people at the supermarket mistake her for a prune.

SET UP:  I’d make a good family therapist....
PUNCH:   Because of life experiences: I’ve been married 6 times...2 of those were to of those was to a burro in of those was to Anne Murray.

SET UP:   Growing older is the pits because.......
PUNCH:   ....................................

SETUP: I’m trying a new great!
 PUNCH: It’s called “Breaking Sad.” 

SETUP: When I was a kid, the other kids made fun of my braces.....
PUNCH: The braces on my head.....
 SETUP: When I was a kid, the other kids made fun of my Medic Alert bracelet....
PUNCH: The one stapled to my forehead.

SET UP:  When I was in school, my nickname was “cave boy.”
PUNCH:   That’s how long ago I was in school.  I couldn’t wait to turn 16 so I could get my dinosaur licence.

SET UP:   My family doesn’t understand mood disorders, and they’re very Old World, old school.
PUNCH:  “To get rid of your depression, eat a nice, heaping bowl of squirrel every time!”  (“put a handful of Caesar salad on top of your head for three hours”?)

SETUP:   I don’t say much, usually....
 PUNCH:  I can’t – I always have a about 10 meds in my mouth.
SET UP: Just out of curiousity, anyone here around my age, 67?

PUNCH:  If so, raise your white bony, bloodless arm with a claw on the end of it, please.  Or get your personal care worker to raise it for you.

SET UP: My psychiatrist said I should stand up for myself, not let people walk over me.

PUNCH:   Pretty hard to avoid having people walk all over me when I’m grovelling on the ground all day!

PUNCH:  I asked my psychiatrist:  “What can I do about my social phobia?”
“Beats me!”
“At psychiatry school, you have to pass 5 out of 6 courses.  I failed social phobia.  Got any questions about compulsive hand washing, on the other hand?”

SETUP:   My psychiatrist says the best way to minimize my depression….
 PUNCH:  Is to maximize my anxiety.
SETUP:  I hate movies – I prefer real life.
PUNCH: You’ll see me walking down the street, eating popcorn, applauding, crying sometimes.

SET UP: I was barred from this bar once.

PUNCH:   After I had 14 Budweisers, I tried to pick a fight with my reflection in the bathroom mirror.

SETUP:   I told my psychiatrist I’m talking to myself more lately.
 PUNCH:  He says:  “Tell yourself to shut up.”
SETUP:  I dropped another psychiatrist after one session.
PUNCH: She asked me too many personal questions.

SET UP: I’m recruiting for my new cult.

PUNCH:   You worship me, and give me money.
                I give you insight into worship and money!

SETUP:   Since my lobotomy………
 PUNCH:  …..

SET UP: In high school my nickname was “Worthless Piece of Pond Scum,

PUNCH:   What’s worse, my principal gave me that nickname….no wonder I’ve been seeing a psychiatrist for 23 years!

General Discussion / Another MDAO comedy show.....
« on: November 18, 2014, 08:46:19 pm »
On Dec 11, at the Imperial Pub and Library, just east of Yonge and Dundas.  I'm in it.

They're not advertising, as it's a tiny place, and a lot of seats will be taken up by friends and family.....
but I'm sure they would have some empty seats others could take.

There's probably an admission charge.  I guess phone MDAO for details?......probably pay at the door.


General Discussion / Anxious......then.....
« on: November 18, 2014, 08:42:58 pm »
Very anxious for some reason after I woke up today at 5:00 p.m.  :-[

Decided to meditate, which I may do even if I wasn't anxious.


-60 % less anxious
-doing things I've been putting off, like semi-complicated things:  paying for online memberships using Visa.

Of course, I don't always get results like this....but!

Peter  :)   Where's my cat emoticon?  Oh well......

General Discussion / Re: Started taking Lipitor, cholesterol medication...
« on: November 14, 2014, 03:15:25 am »
Update....getting an MRI in a few weeks, and operation will be December 5......Peter

Good riddance to gall bladder.....LOL

General Discussion / Re: Started taking Lipitor, cholesterol medication...
« on: November 09, 2014, 11:54:55 pm »
Paul, yes, an MRI would help make a diagnosis.  It's a wonder I didn't get one in Emergency.


General Discussion / Re Gall Bladder.....
« on: November 08, 2014, 10:55:41 pm »
Went to Emergency again re gall bladder pain!...."we can't find anything.".....the pain went away.

Coincidence:  I had an apt with surgeon next day - the apt was made ages ago.  He thinks a stone may be rattling around....want to remove gall date yet.  He also wants to do MRI.

MRI date is January.  I hope the operation is before then (if that makes sense) - don't want to keep going to emergency!  >:(


Thanks for reminding me about muscle aches.

Speaking of liver, I may or may not get my gall bladder removed.  It's under the liver - I had to look it up.


General Discussion / Started taking Lipitor, cholesterol medication...
« on: October 18, 2014, 01:54:48 pm »
10mg - a small dose.

I never pictured myself taking a cholesterol med, as I've been 80% vegetarian for centuries.
As you may know, a lot of cholesterol is produced by the body on its own, no relation to diet or whatever.

If I can exercise more/lose weight, I'll go off it temporarily to see if that makes a difference.

Getting older!  67.....but healthy, generally.


General Discussion / Re: Thanksgiving
« on: October 11, 2014, 12:00:14 am »
May have mentioned this - being thankful can be very beneficial for from the neck up....LOL.  You can take courses in that.....maybe there are books on it, too.


General Discussion / Brain transplant or adjustment?
« on: October 10, 2014, 11:58:38 pm »
Went to nurse pracititioner's today, but my appointment is next week. >:(

On Wednesday went to comedy class thinking it was Thursday!

Not worried that much about it.  I'm 67.

BTW, I lose things, but in my tiny apt - pens and small notebooks.....I don't generally lose things on the bus or whatever.


General Discussion / Re: Laughing like Crazy Comedy Show on the 24th.....
« on: October 06, 2014, 11:21:47 pm »
I'm feeling better, thanks.

That show was postponed.....not sure why.  There will be a show in a bar (unusual for us) early December.

Thanks for the compliment!  Doing standup is one of the ;D in my life.  I get more nervous the last few shows, for some reason.


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