Good thoughts for Phoenix Rev appreciated

That photo series is great!

I don't really know you two at all, but I love you both. Deeply and with great vigor!

So glad to see you two together and I really hope that whatever this thing is passes soon and is never seen from again.

Awesome. Glad you two are having a fun weekend.

It's always nice to put faces to handles. Take care you two!

I am filled with tears of joy!

I love you guys!

This makes me happy.

But what if we already have Sparkle Ponies?

Stele wrote:

But what if we already have Sparkle Ponies? :?

More Aenus.

I am very late to this thread. Awesome pics!

Many belated well wishes and get-well-soons to Phoenix Rev.

You two are too adorable. Have fun and thanks for brightening everyone's day.

Rubb Ed wrote:
Stele wrote:

But what if we already have Sparkle Ponies? :?

More Aenus.

QFHilarity.

I'd seen pics of Rubb before (the employee profile maybe), but not Phoenix. Now that I have... I must say that you guys make a great couple!!!! Glad you guys got some quality time this weekend.

Phoenix Rev wrote:

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Well done.

First off, Reverend, I do like your avatar but a small part of me will be disappointed if you do not use that first picture as a replacement.

Secondly, that's a pretty nasty Mrs. Butterworth habit you have there. Just sayin'.

Dr_Awkward wrote:

Secondly, that's a pretty nasty Mrs. Butterworth habit you have there. Just sayin'.

Hello Kitty pancakes are crap without Ms. Butterworth's artificially maple flavored high fructose corn syrup.

Actually, the bottle is Frangelico which, if you look at the bottle in the store, is rather appropriate for me.

Little dusty and laughy in here.

Frangelico is also quite delicious.

I don't want to suggest that you two guys fall into the "married couples start to look alike" thing, but, if I saw the two of you next to each other in a game, I'd grumble about how lazy the developers were and how they're obviously just re-using character models.

I guess you two can argue over which of you is the "real" character and which of you is just a re-skin.

MilkmanDanimal wrote:

I don't want to suggest that you two guys fall into the "married couples start to look alike" thing, but, if I saw the two of you next to each other in a game, I'd grumble about how lazy the developers were and how they're obviously just re-using character models.

I guess you two can argue over which of you is the "real" character and which of you is just a re-skin.

Or is one the good twin and one the evil twin? They both have beards....glad you two are able to spend some time together!

Rainsmercy wrote:
MilkmanDanimal wrote:

I don't want to suggest that you two guys fall into the "married couples start to look alike" thing, but, if I saw the two of you next to each other in a game, I'd grumble about how lazy the developers were and how they're obviously just re-using character models.

I guess you two can argue over which of you is the "real" character and which of you is just a re-skin.

Or is one the good twin and one the evil twin? They both have beards....glad you two are able to spend some time together!

I like that in all of the pics so far, we can neither confirm or deny the wearing of pants...

ccesarano wrote:

Frangelico is also quite delicious.

Mix it with Baileys, and it's like drinking liquid Snickers Bars.

MilkmanDanimal wrote:

I don't want to suggest that you two guys fall into the "married couples start to look alike" thing, but, if I saw the two of you next to each other in a game, I'd grumble about how lazy the developers were and how they're obviously just re-using character models.

I think it's cool how they have the same shaped head. I can't help noticing it in every shot.

Glad you guys are together (literally and not just metaphorically).

m0nk3yboy wrote:
ccesarano wrote:

Frangelico is also quite delicious.

Mix it with Baileys, and it's like drinking liquid Snickers Bars.

Ooh, even more so after mixing with Bailey's Caramel, I imagine. I'll have to consider that (when I have more money to spend on booze >.>)

What? You didn't spend your money on this?

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m0nk3yboy wrote:

I like that in all of the pics so far, we can neither confirm or deny the wearing of pants...

Pants? What are those?

Trachalio wrote:

What? You didn't spend your money on this?

IMAGE(http://www.geekstuff4u.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/H/e/Hello-Kitty-Vibrating-Shoulder-Massager-000_1.jpg)

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Personally, I'd just invest in a Magic Wand and slap some Hello Kitty stickers on it.

It's awesome to see you guys having some time together If I could turn good thoughts and prayers to money, you guys would have a truckload coming your way.

Dr_Awkward wrote:
Phoenix Rev wrote:

IMAGE(http://www.feastinginphoenix.com/images/HaloRev.jpg)

First off, Reverend, I do like your avatar but a small part of me will be disappointed if you do not use that first picture as a replacement.

Why either/or?

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I only just spotted this thread, and I'm glad things seem to be getting better. I'm even more glad you guys are together in meatspace again. I'm still sending positive thoughts your way.

Those pictures are brilliant, btw. It certainly is dusty, yet hilarious in here. Quite inexplicable.

Did I post in here about how happy I've been since things started to turn toward the less terrifying? We're still praying, either way, because that's the sort of thing we do.

More importantly:

Phoenix Rev wrote:

Here she is. I call her ... Iona.

Is she sworn to carry your burdens?

I don't know the exact amount, but I think we're north of $1200.

Guys.

GUYS.

GUYS.

Just... damn. Thank you. Thank you notes are being written as we speak (and if you haven't sent me a physical mailing address via PM, please do so. I really want to make sure everyone who has donated gets one.)

Awww, you guys are great, good thing you're all right : )

Several people have inquired as to where things are so I thought I would give an update.

First, my body is working hard to find a way to get around the pain medication. It simply is not as effective as it has been so I need to find another medication that will work. I have an appointment planned with my PCP next week to discuss some options. /fingers crossed.

Second, tomorrow is my MRI. I will admit that I am having some anxiety issues over this. When I had my first brain MRI back in the spring (when all of this started), I left the MRI facility and called Rubb Ed in tears telling him that for the first time in probably 30 years I needed a drink. This is rather shocking coming from me as I have never even been drunk in my life. The closest I got was the time I finished off a chalice of wine at the end of a communion service. On an empty stomach. In a hot and humid church. Let's just say getting my vestments off were a ... um... challenge.

The anxiety comes from the fact that I am going to be pretty much incapacitated for about an hour, which is really difficult for me to handle not because I have claustrophobia, but because I feel like I have no control over anything. And, really, if I want that incapacitated-for-an-hour-and-out-of-control-over-anything feeling, I know some people at certain bars in Phoenix that can assist.

Here is the MRI machine itself. It looks fairly innocuous.

IMAGE(http://www.feastinginphoenix.com/images/MRI.jpg)

But, in order to make sure the head is centered and kept from moving, I will get the Hannibal Lecture Bondage Headgear thing seen here:

IMAGE(http://www.feastinginphoenix.com/images/mrimachine.jpg)

Yay, me.

But, the worst part is that the procedure takes 45-50 minutes, and during that time, the machines magnets and whirling doohickeys are right next to my ears. It is loud, even with the earplugs, and it is unnerving. If you have never had a brain MRI done, here is the lovely, dulcet sounds you get to hear:

I shared that clip with Rubb Ed a few months ago and he made it through about two minutes before deciding that one overly anxious sodomite in the relationship was enough.

Thankfully, my kind doctor gave me a prescription for Ativan to help give me some relief from the anxiety. However, it can only do so much.

So, at 2:00 PM tomorrow, I will get this second MRI done and then wait for another week to meet with the team of neurology specialists at Barrows to go over all of my medical records for the past six months and see what is the cause of the problems.

And, lastly, let me just say how wonderfully supportive and caring the Goodjer community has been through all of this. I won't lie and say that I am being a brave trooper here. I am scared, and Rubb Ed has heard and see enough tears from me to fill the Pacific Ocean.

However, it provides such wonderful relief to know that you are loved and cared about, so thank you all so very, very much.

I will update tomorrow after the MRI followed by a tall Bombay Sapphire Gin and Tonic (with two limes).

PR I just finished having my 3rd head MRI done, which was for... tinnitus and loudness sensitivity. (If anyone doesn't know, MRIs hit about 120dB. I had ear plugs in and ear muffs on, but it still hurts). So if I can survive that unpleasantness, I know you will be fine for sure! Just close your eyes and think of pandas playing street hockey, or Rubb Ed. Whichever makes you smile more.