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Old 02-13-23, 11:12 AM
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Is it riddle day?
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Eyeball molestation #25,
Is that what it says on the invoice?
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Old 02-13-23, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
A crust of bread, my thoughts, and the great philosophers.

sounds terrible.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Is that what it says on the invoice?
I think I get a follow-up email in a few hours. I'll let you know what it says. (like I care)

In @datlas speak, it's for:Trib rtnl vein occlusion bilateral with macular edema
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I think I get a follow-up email in a few hours. I'll let you know what it says. (like I care)

In @datlas speak, it's for:Trib rtnl vein occlusion bilateral with macular edema

Did they apologize when they were done? That sounds like they need to apologize.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
sounds terrible.
Only for him.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Did they apologize when they were done? That sounds like they need to apologize.
Canadian doctors certainly would.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Canadian doctors certainly would.



speaking of Canada.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Did they apologize when they were done? That sounds like they need to apologize.
Sort of. He mentions the “pinch” when he injects me and I’m ripping off the arms of the chair. “All done!” He always says that I was a good boy or something like that. Never got a lollipop, though.
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This podcast drawn out way longer than it needed to be, but it has some interesting general audience information on eyes.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
This podcast drawn out way longer than it needed to be, but it has some interesting general audience information on eyes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObtW353d5i0
tl;dw
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Sort of. He mentions the “pinch” when he injects me and I’m ripping off the arms of the chair. “All done!” He always says that I was a good boy or something like that. Never got a lollipop, though.
Would you prefer, "I'm very concerned about how much this is going to hurt you, so bite down hard on this wad of cloth, grip the arms of the chair, and I'll try to be as fast as I can?"
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I don't trust YouTube doctors.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
tl;dw
What wouldn't be too long for you? A 90-second TikTok?
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Sort of. He mentions the “pinch” when he injects me and I’m ripping off the arms of the chair. “All done!” He always says that I was a good boy or something like that. Never got a lollipop, though.

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Originally Posted by datlas
Update on crank/BB creak. New pedals work great, feel secure, but did NOT solve the creak.

I verified it's not seatpost/saddle rails as it creaks while standing. It seems to always creak when left pedal is at the bottom of the pedal stroke. Pretty sure it's NOT cleat/shoe as I lubed/tightened this. Already verified it's not the chainring bolts which are nice and tight.

So I am concerned that it is either the crankarm fixing bolts or the BB/BB shell itself. Which is frustrating...

Time for true confessions from an idiot mechanic. The installation of my crank/BB was slightly messed up in two ways:

First, for the BB shell it turns out that the BB tool/adaptor I have from previous Shimano BB does not work because apparently Shimano keeps changing their BB size and/or spline pattern every few years, so I admit I tightened the shell with a (gasp) channel lock. I don't really want to ruin the BB so if I want to address the BB threads I have to get a new tool. I am willing to do so (and will likely go shopping online later today) but I can't really address that yet.

Second, when I installed the crank, the crankarm fixing bolts got rounded. I don't know if Shimano spec'd softer metal on there or if my Park Tool socket/5mm hex is crap, or both. I used the Park Tool 5mm hex along with the PT torque wrench to get it to spec (I think it's 20Nm but whatever) and as it was approaching spec the bolt head rounded. It happened on BOTH of them. So I believe they are secure and at spec, but NFW I can get them out.

I suppose I will have to try to extricate those bolts using a torx wrench or go to Home Depot to buy a bolt extractor.

Before I resort to the above, I did a hail-Mary maneuver and put some chain lube on the crank bolts and in between them on the NDS to see if that helps. But I am not optimistic.

So that's my sad idiot mechanic story. My mechanic is not quite as bad as Larry's, but he has his moments.
Sounds like you've checked everything else. I had a bike with a "bottom bracket creak", and it turned out to be a loose headset with the noise carrying through the frame.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Would you prefer, "I'm very concerned about how much this is going to hurt you, so bite down hard on this wad of cloth, grip the arms of the chair, and I'll try to be as fast as I can?"

Is this what I should expect for my first colonoscopy?
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Would you prefer, "I'm very concerned about how much this is going to hurt you, so bite down hard on this wad of cloth, grip the arms of the chair, and I'll try to be as fast as I can?"
Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Is this what I should expect for my first colonoscopy?
Colonoscopy is cake.

Prostrate exam is where they really stick it to you.

Beware the ham fisted, fat fingered, doc with a smile as he pulls on the glove.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Is it riddle day?
Wait - I know this one...
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Originally Posted by Jack Tone
Sounds like you've checked everything else. I had a bike with a "bottom bracket creak", and it turned out to be a loose headset with the noise carrying through the frame.
I am aware it could be something else, but this time it really does sound like the crank bolt or BB. Stay tuned. I have to get it fixed, my friends are starting to lose their patience with me.
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emonda gets a new bottom bracket. Mad scientist used the wrong tool.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
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There's some quaky stuff out there. I wouldn't post any of it, obviously.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Sort of. He mentions the “pinch” when he injects me and I’m ripping off the arms of the chair. “All done!” He always says that I was a good boy or something like that. Never got a lollipop, though.
"This is going to hurt you worse than it does me."
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