Jump to content

Entry for August 2018's Guitar Of The Month contest is open to all!
ENTER HERE!

westhemann

Moderator
  • Content count

    17,324
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    101

westhemann last won the day on August 12

westhemann had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

434 Excellent

About westhemann

  • Rank
    Metal Mod
  • Birthday 04/17/1972

Profile Information

  • Location
    stalking the goat next door
  • Country Flag
    Skull and crossbones

Recent Profile Visitors

10,048 profile views
  1. westhemann

    Misc Stuff about Life. Part XII

    Aside from an emergency afternoon restroom run work went well. I even loaded a fridge.
  2. westhemann

    Misc Stuff about Life. Part XII

    Yeah. I'm working today for the first time since the surgery and I'm taking granola, Imodium, and water.
  3. westhemann

    Misc Stuff about Life. Part XII

    I didn't get a stone count. All I got was a doctor going "ooookaaaay... let's see about some pain relief." Good enough. It felt like someone put a hot, tangerine sized rock right in the middle of my diaphragm. Now, though... all I can think about is that I wish I had some pictures. Something to show me what the hell was going on in there.
  4. westhemann

    Misc Stuff about Life. Part XII

    I was on YouTube watching a gallbladder removal surgery( really makes you cringe when you just had it done. Lol) and it linked me to another video that I thought was about post-surgery care. Turns out it was some quack doctor trying to convince people that gallbladder removal was unnecessary and detrimental to health. All I could think was, "Well, this guy has never had a stone. Bet he changes his mind if he does.".
  5. westhemann

    Misc Stuff about Life. Part XII

    I feel 100% better. I'm starting to think I may even end up feeling better than I have for years. I think the constant gallbladder problem was affecting my overall well being.
  6. westhemann

    Misc Stuff about Life. Part XII

    That does look better.
  7. westhemann

    Misc Stuff about Life. Part XII

    Bondage isn't my thing, but whatever floats your boat.
  8. westhemann

    Misc Stuff about Life. Part XII

    Well, this week my main concerns are pooping and waiting to be able to sleep in my bed, but sure... maybe next week I'll start thinking about those other things.
  9. westhemann

    Misc Stuff about Life. Part XII

    Turns out my resting heart rate is 78 bpm. Much better than I thought. I had it in my head that I was at risk for a heart attack, but according to the doctors that's not even an issue.
  10. westhemann

    Misc Stuff about Life. Part XII

    Been playing Destiny and Destiny 2. Destiny 2 has been a pretty terrible game so far(in comparison to the first) but it's slowly getting better. I'm hoping Anthem comes iut strong.
  11. westhemann

    Misc Stuff about Life. Part XII

    So how is my week so far? Outstanding! Monday I went to work at the recycling place like always. Nothing too unusual. Then Monday evening was apparently destined to be "Night of the Killer Gallstones!" The pain started as manageable, but by 8pm I was having no fun at all. It came to a point where I had two choices. 1) Drive to hospital 2) Shoot self in head with beloved .357 I think you can guess what my decision was. By 10 pm I was in the ER and they did an EKG and CT scan and found a bunch of gallstones and infected gallbladder. Shot me up with morphine, which didn't help much. Then they gave me something wonderful. I don't know what it was, but damn. Anyway, long story short. I was transferred to a larger hospital and had surgery at noon yesterday. Gallbladder successfully removed laparoscopically. By 4 pm I was on my way home and now will be sleeping in my chair for a few days, since laying down feels like the Alien from the movies is trying to burst forth. Good news is twofold 1)after it heals I will never have a gallstone again. 2) since the symptoms were heart attack-adjacent they tested everything there and said my heart is fine... which I've actually been worried about because of chest pain. Apparently all of the frequent chest pain was gallbladder related. So now it is the time for boredom, as I can't even play my video game until I'm able to move better.
  12. westhemann

    Misc Stuff about Life. Part XII

    The EVH heads are really versatile. Should do whatever you want it to do.
  13. westhemann

    Misc Stuff about Life. Part XII

    I did the same thing a few years back with an Engl Powerball. After I got it set up I found out all I needed was reverb and got rid of all my overdrive and eq pedals. That amp head is the best thing I've ever bought.
  14. westhemann

    Misc Stuff about Life. Part XII

    It's 100 degree weather in Texas. We Texans tend to get irritable this time of year.
  15. westhemann

    Misc Stuff about Life. Part XII

    Hell if I know. It's 100 right now though. Supposed to reach 106.
×