Friday, April 1, 2011

Please pray for Elmer's Brother, he is hospitalized with kidney stones and needs prayer for wisdom for the doctors, much less pain for him, and calm and peace for him and Mrs Elbro.  I know he appreciates your prayers very much.
thanks

Z

52 comments:

Pris said...

Done Z. I wish Elbro a speedy recovery, and hope he rejoins us soon.

Always On Watch said...

EB is in the hospital?

I'll be praying for him and the family.

Kidney stones are a misery.

Elmers Brother said...

Hospital is treating me well amd pain is under control. Thank you fpr your prayers. I just hope I don't miss any of my college courses. Thanks all.

Z said...

Elbro, was just about to copy/paste these until new ones come and email it to you...glad you came by and saw your buds wishing you well.
Very glad that the pain's under control.
Love and blessings to you..xx
You're doing too well in your courses to worry :-)

Pris said...

Hi Elbro, you've rejoined us sooner than I thought. I'm glad you're feeling up to it.

Elmers Brother said...

Pris, I'm blessed to have a smartphone, so even from the hospital I can keep up. Its so 2011. I'm concerned about my math class Z. Too many cobwebs to shake out of this ol' noggin.

Elmers Brother said...

And thanks for the blessings and prayers. I've been through this four other times and pretty sure what's next.

Jen said...

ElBro, I hope this is the last time you have to go through this.

Have Mrs. ElBro sneak you in a frosty from Wendy's...it's the cure-all, I promise!

;-)

beamish said...

eww yuck yeeeowtch!

Praying for a speedy recovery.

Impertinent said...

Elbro....drink lots of Lemon Juice. They say the acid dissolves the stones.

Good Luck.

FrogBurger said...

Hi Elbro,

We're thinking of you. Hope you'll recover soon.

beamish said...

Stand next to a big bass ampliflier and wail on a bass guitar until they're shattered and knocked loose.

It might not work (probably won't) but at least you'll be having fun.

Elmers Brother said...

Monday we're breaking rocks

Elmers Brother said...

Beamish one of the procedures i had involved a tub of water and high intensity sound waves so you're not that far off.

Speedy G said...

Get well, soon elbro!

Jan said...

Elbro..praying for you, and praying for all who have a part in choosing proper prodcedure..and for your quick recovery.

Come to think of it, request for prayer for you came to mind just as I was getting up, early this morning...prayed for you, right then, sitting on the edge of my bed. :)

I believe that all will be well.

Elmers Brother said...

Thank you Jan

beamish said...

Got to find the brown note, Elbro ;)

Anonymous said...

High Elbro;

40 KHZ and higher, can do something, at least it will reduce the size of the particles,

Use your Amp. series with a DIODE, 1N004 will be good, and connect it to a High Frequency Buzzer, or Peizo

Connect your input to a SIG. GEN. and put 20KHZ.

If not a LM555, supplied on a small batrie of 9V.

If you want I can give you the value of the Resistances.
But it will be very easy for you to calculate the Values.

It will work better than the Hospital Electromedical tools.

You will have no pain, and there is absolutly no side effect.

Then you can patent it, I don't have any time for that.

SAM

Anonymous said...

ELBRO;

Ah, I forgot to tell you that you can produce that 20KHZ input by your LAPTOP, or Mayebe Smartphone.

SAM

Ducky's here said...

Hope they can be broken up with sound waves.

Elmers Brother said...

I could use the piezoelectric transducer in my electric car. I'll have to try your suggestion when I get out of here Sam.

Ducky I'd prefer the soundwave method. On the bright side Mrs. EB is coming up for a conjugal visit.

Elmers Brother said...

Electric guitar

Elmers Brother said...

There is a tone generator app 10Hz to 20khz

Anonymous said...

Elbro;

Electric Guitar's 20KH is perfect,

Use a great Piezo.

if you immerse your body in the water

it will be good too.

If not, use the Piezo Pastel directly on your body.

Do a test before to tune the best your frequency.

Put a Calcareous stone in a cup of water, and use your piezo pad to explode it by tuning the best frequency with the least time.

Then apply it to the patient.

SAM

Anonymous said...

Calciferous stone; you can find it in your metallic tea pod.

SAM

Elmers Brother said...

I have some calciferous stones

Anonymous said...

Z;

Bravo, with this kind of patients, you would open a medical blog.

Elmers Brother said...

Lol Beamish!

Z said...

Elbro, you must stop drinking metallic tea! (smile!)

Elmers Brother said...

Beamish I'm more of a blue note guy, Lightnin' Hopkins, J.B. Lenoir.....

Z absolutely!

Impertinent said...

Geeeeez.....all these weird "vibrating" solutions?

My doctor told me unequivocally that natural acidic acid from citrus products will do the job? Am I a dunce for not being seduced by these New Age remedies?

You might find that these "vibrations" or EMT's could be more harmful.

But...what the hell do I know...or anyone.

Good luck friend.

Impertinent said...

Maybe bathing in the Atlantic or the Pacific will be better as the fallout from the Japan disaster ( where their nukes are totally devastated ) and the fallout is now in the atmosphere, the oceans, the soil for human consumption permanently.

The Japanese government has failed the world with their inability to prevent this worldwide disaster.

It's time for a Cat Scan on the West Coast.

I kid you not.

Z said...

Imp!
I just saw an expert in the field say that we're not near the rads for a CAT scan of the chest yet our here, not close... calm down :-)

He included the fact that the Japanese have been clueless on all of this and that they should step aside and let other countries figure it out. Also, we've sent cement contractors with the know-how to build a cap over the whole mess but he didn't know when that would start.

With all the CAT scans I've had, I'm not worried a bit. And I have no thyroids, so I'm safe there, too...first time I've been glad about that!

Elmers Brother said...

Imp one of the times I was treated for stones the hospital used high intensity sounds. Oranges are also on the list of things I'm not supposed eat. People who have kidney stones get them for different reasons. Mine are diet related - in particular sodium.

Elmers Brother said...

Imp look up homoresis on wikipedia in relation to radiation exposure.

BB-Idaho said...

Kidney stones--total misery. I had an attack the day President Nixon resigned....and my coworkers explained that's because I was a Democrat!
Haven't had a problem since, so hopefully the
med experts will get you
cured and back at it.

Anonymous said...

<< You might find that these "vibrations" or EMT's could be more harmful.>>,,,!!!

Who is talking of EMT's?


SAM

Elmers Brother said...

Ultrasound is not new age.

Z said...

I know Elbro is cheered by all of your interest and good wishes and he's thanked you all, but I want to thank you, too.
Makes me feel good that we're all a kind of 'family' when things like this happen, or when we're all concerned for our country, or another country, whatever.....

thanks for making geeeZ a place we can cheer each other up! :-)

Stick around, Elbro.....tomorrow's post will rile us all up!

Elmers Brother said...

I'm not going anywhere for awhile

Anonymous said...

Elbro;

Don't worry, the Ultrasound is never harmful for the human health.

Get the radio to see how big is the stone, and do a simulation with the same size, inside a cap of water, you can wear your cap with an steak,

Then find the right frequency (around 40kHZ).

It's absolutely no pain, explode them, and then change the frequency to reduce the size of the particles, again another frequency trimming to make the particles like dust, then several bottles of water, and you will evacuate them with no pain.

If the Doctors were the engineers too, they could repair the human machines much better.

SAM

Anonymous said...

Elbro;

The Steak,

Don't forget it,

You can take it BIEN cuite or, saignant.

SAM

Impertinent said...

"Imp one of the times I was treated for stones the hospital used high intensity sounds. Oranges are also on the list of things I'm not supposed eat. "

Well... in my defense Elbro...I recommended Lemons..LOL.

My only wish is that you recover.

Blessings to you friend.

Z said...

Steak? Elbro, do you have a black eye, too? :-)

Imp....lemon's also excellent for arthritis....early stuff that's not too painful or widespread yet....it also cuts through the kind of gunk that builds up that makes our joints get painful.

Elmers Brother said...

Imp thank you forgive me if I sounded contrary. Thank you for the well wishes.

beamish said...

I remember the 6581 Sound Interface Device (SID) chip in the old Commodore 64 home computers could produce ultrasonic and subsonic tones. No music / sound chip designed since has that versatility, and that chip is highly prized by collectors making bleep techno music.

I used to drive my dog insane with my Commodore 64, playing tones that only he could hear.

I'm sure with right amplifier equipment and speaker rack you could set houses on fire with sound waves using that chip. Or cause earthquakes.

If you see a dusty C64 in a yard sale or thrift shop, snap it up. You can sell just the SID chip inside it on Ebay for a nice chunk of change.

Elmers Brother said...

Lithotripsy is the name of that procedure.

Beamish my guitar amp is only 120 watts yet I can rattle the dishes at 1. It doesn't have an 11 on the knob but it is only ome higher than the ten.

Elmers Brother said...

If I hadan 11

beamish said...

I used to have a 30 Watt amp that was insanely loud.

It's the tubes. :)

Elmers Brother said...

I still have a Fender 25w Sidekick. That thing is loud.

Anonymous said...

Elbro;

the 1N4004, the Diode in series at the output(with your load) will provide you the second harmonic.

But the speakers are not able to reproduce more than 17 KHZ.

So, you should find a crystal or a big piezo to make your ultrasound speaker.

I know that in the Marine surplus Sonar equipments, you can purchase a good one.

While for producing any ultrasound frequency, you can use a LM555 which is popular and cost around 1 USD$.

Some Audio Amplifiers go to 40 KHZ with ease.

If you want more details, I can provide you.

SAM