commented on SL Letter of the Day: Love and Lyme
I guess I brought it up because if the doctor that diagnosed her was a quack, whatever treatment he/she put her on could be making things worse, not better.
I understand her suffering must be awful though, and I agree Dr. Brotto dropped the ball on her actual question.
commented on SL Letter of the Day: By Special Guest Dr. David Ley
A friend of mine, after a medical procedure (draining a pleural effusion), had a small leak in his lung and he did, in fact, inflate like a balloon for a few hours until it healed. Needless to say, it was pretty alarming. So it is technically possible. But I would say inducing this effect would be terribly unsafe in any setting other than an ICU. Writer and her boyfriend should just get an inflatable suit and explore this kink that way. Some fantasies are not worth the risk.
commented on Coke's Getting Into the Soda-at-Home Business
@12 This is correct, an old-fashioned soda siphon will do the trick for a lot less money(and they are more fun to use), but then again, with a Sodastream you can make shit WAY fizzier than a soda siphon.
(I'm too chickenshit to try doubling up the CO2 with my seltzer bottle, the manufacturer warns against doing so.)
Also pro-tip for home soda enthusiasts: if you prefer club soda to regular seltzer, dissolve a pinch of baking soda in the water beforehand.