An ER funny video

December 10, 2009

After seeing another hilarious video someone else made online (of typical ER patient’s… links in the blogroll on the right that have it), here is my version I created last night. Enjoy!

(not sure how to embed, so here’s a direct link)


Too many pills?

April 26, 2009

I posted this one several months ago, but with a few new readers and friends, didn’t want this hilarious pill song to go unenjoyed. Be sure to enjoy the ”Disclaimer” at the end.

(You tube version removed from blog since vid is no longer available – 2/2010)

Original Shockwave version

In denial of a GI bleed

April 25, 2009

blood drop image
I’ve been on quite the blogging hiatus as of late. I have plenty of half finished, unpublished story, but have one that really put things over the top.

March 2009 was an eventful month. Started out a bilateral acute otitis media(for you lay people, that’s an ear infection) about a week prior to a scheduled orthopedic surgery. I immediately went on a course of antibiotics, and my ears were clearing and surgery day came.

The orthopedic surgery was done in an outpatient setting. Although I was fully under, intubated and whole nine yards, I woke up and was ready to enjoy the day. I probably would have grabbed my skis if anyone let me. I had my mother accompany me that day, and on the way to my house we stopped and I had a burger. My appetite was great and I was feeling great. I had anticipated I would sleep all day – nope, I was awake chatting on the phone and playing flash games the majority of the day.

As evening approached, I went to bed. Slept through the night, through the next day, and the next night before thinking I had enough sleep. On the second night of my extended slumber, I awoke with searing hunger pain. I got up and munched on three slices of plain bread. That helped satisfy the hunger pains.

Three days after surgery I was ready to head to work and start getting stuff done at the office. I only lasted for about two hours that first day. I was feeling very run down, tired, etc. Figured it was possibly a side effect of the antibiotic for the OM, or perhaps the body just needed some caffeine in the form of Dr Pepper to wake me up. All I could think to do was go home, curl up in a fetal position and sleep. At some point in the day I had gone to the bathroom and figured having the business result being black in color was just the side effect of a med, either the antibiotic before the surgery, something during, or perhaps something I ate. For several more days, no daily business, but I figured it was just constipation secondary to pain meds.

One week and a day after surgery I got up, still feeling run down. I nuked some mac and cheese I made the night before and had that for breakfast. It has not been an hour since eating it and I just got to feeling nauseous. That morning, I brought my cell in the bathroom with me, likely intuition that I knee something was wrong. Episode of coffee ground emesis followed by melena. At this point, having become completely diaphoretic, pale including my tongue looking whiter by the day, and having a rather weak thready pulse, I finally quit denying the symptoms and realized I had a GI bleed going on.

Luckily I had my phone with me. I was too weak to stand up. Any effort result in increased tachycardia and a feeling of being ready to pass out. I called my mom telling her I needed a ride to the hospital. I probably would have driven myself, except I could tell that I was in no condition to get behind the wheel.

After a week of circling toward the drain, I could tell I needed to get help. When I got out of the car, I basically had to squat against the wall outside and rest for a couple of minutes so that I would not black out. I got up, walked to the triage desk and was leaning up against, positioned so that I would not hurt myself if I were to pass out.

I obviously looked as terrible as I felt. Someone grabbed a wheelchair and asked me to sit in it. The waiting room and all bed in the ER were full, yet barely clinging to consciousness must have been obvious since I was not in the waiting room but a minute or two while they cleared out a room and took me back right away.

My self diagnosis of a GI bleed was very correct. Vitals which were basically in the toilet were taken, blood drawn. They set up doing a blood draw to cross and type match my blood, as it was very obvious what was going on, even before getting gastroscoped.

Got scoped, duodenal ulcers cauterized, and admitted where 4 units of life saving blood were transfused. Never in my life would I have expected to be on the receiving end of blood, but I also can not be more thankful to the donors who altruistically went to the local blood bank and gave.

About a month has passed, and life always throws an adventure or something new my way. This was just the latest chapter.

How not to transport a patient on a backboard

January 12, 2009

Anti-Virus that is a Virus: BEWARE of AntiVirus 2008

January 4, 2009 (screenshots and more than what’s below in this link)  I’m posting certain items so google searches will bring up and expose this sneaky malware.

From Wiki-Security Encyclopedia:

Detection of Antivirus 2008 (Recommended)
Antivirus 2008 is difficult to detect and remove. Antivirus 2008 is not likely to be removed through a convenient “uninstall” feature. Antivirus 2008, as well as other spyware, can re-install itself even after it appears to have been removed.

You also run the risk of damaging your computer since you’re required to find and delete sensitive files in your system such as DLL files and registry keys. It is recommended you use a good spyware remover to remove Antivirus 2008 and other spyware, adware, trojans and viruses on your computer.

Run a Antivirus 2008 scan/check to successfully detect all Antivirus 2008 files with the SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool. If you wish to remove Antivirus 2008, you can either purchase the SpyHunter spyware removal tool to remove Antivirus 2008 or follow the Antivirus 2008 manual removal method provided in the “Remedies and Prevention” section.

Method of Infection

Antivirus 2008 may attempt to change your computer’s desktop, hijack your browser, monitor your Internet browsing activities, change system files, and can do this without your knowledge or permission. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to remove all traces of Antivirus 2008 from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention
Antivirus 2008, as well as other Spyware, are constantly evolving and becoming more advanced to avoid detection. Antivirus 2008 along with its variants can install in different locations and even when you try to uninstall it you find they reappear when you reboot your computer.

Install a good anti-spyware software

When there’s a large number of traces of Spyware, for example Antivirus 2008, that have infected a computer, the only remedy may be to automatically run a Spyware scan from a good anti-spyware software designed to detect Antivirus 2008 and other types of spyware.

Remove Antivirus 2008 manually
Another method to remove Antivirus 2008 is to manually delete Antivirus 2008 files in your system. Detect and remove the following Antivirus 2008 files:

* Antvrs.exe
* AntvrsInstall.exe
* AntvrsInstall[1].exe
* Win Antivirus 2008.exe
* av2008xp.exe
* Antivirus-2008.exe
* xpa_2008.exe
* lwpwer.exe

Other Files
* AntiVirus 2008.lnk
* AntiVirus 2008.lic
* %ProgramFiles%\ANTIVIRUS 2008
* Uninstall Antivirus.lnk
* Antivirus Pro 2008
* %ProgramFiles%\Antivirus2008y
* Uninstall Antivirus 2008.lnk
* %AppData%\Antivirus2008y
* %ProgramFiles%\Win Antivirus 2008
* s9201
* %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Antivirus2008y
* %ProgramFiles%\Antivirus 2008 XP
* %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\SoftLand Ltd\Antivirus 2008 XP

Registry Keys **** in LINK

Known Variants

VirusBurst is a re-branded variant of other well-known rogue anti-spyware programs, including SpywareQuake, SpyFalcon, SpywareStrike, SpySheriff, SpyHeal and many other pseudonyms.

Recently, I have had to assist others in removing it. My firewall picked up the hijack attempt. I will not say which firewall or scanner I use, as I do not want to publicly educate evil ones who write these things, but if you need assistance removing it beyond the wiki-site, drop me an email at idaho kat blog (all one word) at yahoo -dot- com.

I’d suggest being on the look out for a 2009 varient as well. As far as I know, there is a legit anti-virus software with a very similar name, however, I would be hesitant, unsure of which was the real thing or not to give advice on or use the real one myself.  Hope the legit company finds the malware writers and destroys those who have given them a potenal bad name.