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  • I went back to work this week

    After a radical prostaectomy, I am doing well except that I am still 100% incontinent. I went back to work Monday and they saved up a lot of jobs that apparently only I am capable of doing, so I am able to keep busy. Nothing is particularly physical, but I do get a goodly amount of walking in from my office to the plant floor.

    The incontinence has amounted to only a minor inconvenience as long as I stop whatever I'm doing and go change my pad hourly.

    All that being said, I am nearly exhausted by the end of the day. I have spent most of the evenings sitting on the couch dozing or watching mindless TV - not my preferred activity.

    When asked if I was happy to be back to work, I replied "The novelty wore off after 3 days."

    In my absence, there were some changes in staffing and my office, better than my position deserved, was needed for a new manager. Today was moving day and instead of a carpeted office, I was moved to an area with a tile floor. That in itself was no big deal, but more on the floor later. The room is more of a technical area and has the x-ray machine, a shielded box that we use for examinating and analyzing the parts we manufacture. I am one of the x-ray technicians for the company and I suggested to my boss that if my PSA next month came back unsatisfactory, that I could disable the safety door and perform my own radiation therapy.

    Also, I sat down at my new desk(cubicle) and looked down at my feet. There was a floor drain! Accident or design? My engineering mind began considering incontinence and the floor drain....
    Weston Bye - Author, The Mechatronist column, Digital Machinist magazine
    ~Practitioner of the Electromechanical Arts~

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    Sail plane pilots use an external catheter to a hole in the bottom of the plane, So why not? use a pinch clamp when not sitting over the
    floor drain. :-)
    ...lew...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Weston Bye



      Also, I sat down at my new desk(cubicle) and looked down at my feet. There was a floor drain! Accident or design? My engineering mind began considering incontinence and the floor drain....
      Think of the increase in productivity
      .

      Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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      • #4
        Wes, good to hear your'e back at work,,had to be so frustrating not being able to do your'e usual things.

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        • #5
          Every hanger I've had has a funnel in the corner & a tube thru the wall into the ground. Dollar General sells urinal cakes 2/$1 just take off the wire before use so when it's gone nothing to touch. Glad you're back to work & doing so well!
          "Let me recommend the best medicine in the
          world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant
          country, in easy stages."
          ~ James Madison

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          • #6
            Glad to hear that you were not only willing but also able to go back. Good for you.

            Dave

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            • #7
              Glad to hear your back at it.........the stamina will improve with time as will control over your bladder.........your sense of humor is a good sign........
              Opportunity knocks once, temptation leans on the doorbell.....

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              • #8
                Weston's new future office?



                Maybe you could upgrade the throne to the deluxe cushy model.

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                • #9
                  Arcane thats rough........I guess he can find sympathy in the dictionary between sh!t and syphillus..........
                  Opportunity knocks once, temptation leans on the doorbell.....

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by John Stevenson
                    Think of the increase in productivity
                    The funny/sad part is that I have often considered similar measures to keep the flow of work going at my office. Nothing worse than taking a piss only to find your train of thought gone.

                    Congrats on getting back to the grind Mr Weston. I am sure whatever discomforts and inconveniences you are experiencing now will only get better as your mind finds a few interesting projects to take it away.
                    "I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer -- born under the second law of thermodynamics, steeped in the steam tables, in love with free-body diagrams, transformed by Laplace, and propelled by compressible flow."

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                    • #11
                      Glad to hear the news.

                      When life gives you lemons you seem to be making lemonade (or whatever).

                      Git-R-Done

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                      • #12
                        Congratulations on your continuing recovery and that you have retained your sense of humor along the way. It's nice to be back at work, isn't it? When I think of retirement I immediately wonder what I'll do after the first coffee is done. I really like my job. I think I'd miss it badly once the novelty of retirement wore off.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Lew Hartswick
                          use a pinch clamp when not sitting over the
                          floor drain. :-)
                          ...lew...
                          OUCH. That would hurt.

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                          • #14
                            Astronauts also wear diapers...
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Evan
                              Astronauts also wear diapers...

                              In a few years I'm gonna be an astronaut! Who knew?

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