The VENT Thread

sweettalk
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Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:51 pm

done nothing but sleep and take anti anxiety/anti nausea meds for three days. the month of worrying (that i've been trying to pretend hasn't been bothering me) about the bf in the nsw fires finally overflowed last night and i was in the ER, hyperventilating and vomiting. some reports suggest it won't be properly controlled til february, and then you have the people speculating about how bad the destruction will be, which isn't helpful for anyone.

i realised today i had no clue what day it is from trying to avoid being awake or sober enough to think about it. it's saturday, apparently.
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War Admiral wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:54 pm
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Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:45 am
You've got quite an organ recital there! Take care of yourself!
Welcome to the board Dawn. Did you used to post here a lot about 10 or 12 years ago. If you are the same Dawn I remember you and always enjoyed your posts. I don't post nearly as often as I used to as I am super busy with my job and the boards are just not as active as they used to be. If you're brand new here welcome aboard and if you are returning welcome back.
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My vent for the day: there is not enough lotion in the world to keep my hands from drying out. I have eczema as it is, but my hands always get dry at this time of year. :(
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Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:56 pm

I slipped over on rubber matting at the yard (it was non-slip, the irony :roll: ) and basically landed sat down on concentrate over 2 weeks ago now. I have constant back and hip pain - seen doctors twice and they won’t x-ray it due to location & chances of missing a fracture. So I’m in quite a lot of pain (I’m pretty stoic) and have no idea if my coccyx is bruised or fracture or if there is any damage to my hip.

My job is very manual - teaching about large animals, so it’s not getting a lot of rest right now. Not to mention the fact on the second visit they refused to give me more pain relief and I have no idea why.

Long story short, I’m in pain :cry:
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Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:11 pm

Le Beau Bai wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:56 pm


My job is very manual - teaching about large animals, so it’s not getting a lot of rest right now. Not to mention the fact on the second visit they refused to give me more pain relief and I have no idea why.

Long story short, I’m in pain :cry:
Blame the opioid addiction epidemic. I believe there are federal guidelines for how many pills doctors can prescribe. That and the fear that you may be an addct and your doctor is taking no chances.
I hope you can convince your doctor that you have a legitimate need or s\he knows an alternative.
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The Drugs I Need: https://youtu.be/eZPZG92iYE4 :lol:
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Painkiller just posted one of the weirder commercial trollings I've seen on here. :shock: :roll:
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Painkiller just posted one of the weirder commercial trollings I've seen on here. :shock: :roll:
Every now and again when I see who all is online, I will see my name, some other names, and then name[bot] and name[bot]. Thankfully we have attentive moderators!
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i'm glad the US is finally aware that Aus is on fire, but i was having anxiety attacks over it back in Nov, and was in the ER over it in Dec. better late than never, i guess, except now it's all over my news feed and i can't get away from it. right as my anxiety was starting to clear up.
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sweettalk wrote:
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i'm glad the US is finally aware that Aus is on fire, but i was having anxiety attacks over it back in Nov, and was in the ER over it in Dec. better late than never, i guess, except now it's all over my news feed and i can't get away from it. right as my anxiety was starting to clear up.
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban donating $500,000 along with her crying about possibly losing her home got the media's attention, (amongst other things I'm sure).

https://www.tmz.com/2020/01/05/nicole-k ... wildfires/
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Russell Crowe was not at the Golden Globes tonight to walk on stage to be awarded his statue. The presenters said he was in Australia with his family, and they may have mentioned something about 'defending his home.' :?
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24 Australians arrested for deliberately setting fires this season

https://abcnews.go.com/International/24 ... d=68108272
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:27 pm

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Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:24 am
24 Australians arrested for deliberately setting fires this season

https://abcnews.go.com/International/24 ... d=68108272
if i said what i think they deserve, i'd be in trouble with a lot of people.
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Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:33 pm

sweettalk wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:27 pm
stark wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:24 am
24 Australians arrested for deliberately setting fires this season

https://abcnews.go.com/International/24 ... d=68108272
if i said what i think they deserve, i'd be in trouble with a lot of people.
Pretty sure it's okay to say it about humans, just can't say anything bad about animals here.
p.s. do you have a gun?
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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stark wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:33 pm
sweettalk wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:27 pm
stark wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:24 am
24 Australians arrested for deliberately setting fires this season

https://abcnews.go.com/International/24 ... d=68108272
if i said what i think they deserve, i'd be in trouble with a lot of people.
Pretty sure it's okay to say it about humans, just can't say anything bad about animals here.
p.s. do you have a gun?
my character in World of Warcraft does, is that close enough? :lol:
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Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:59 am

Memo to Alicia Keys and Britney Eurton:

Please cover up on TV, thanks.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:03 am

I have a coworker who is super hyper about coronavirus. Our company uses Microsoft Teams and he's posting at least twice a day about the company's updates (as if they don't send out the emails company-wide - he's not giving us any new information). He thinks everyone should print out posters about it and put them in their cubes. The office is in Minnesota, so it's not like there's been widespread infection (yet, I suppose). I don't work from the office, but apparently, he's also regularly bothering other team members to chat about it. He is behind in his work and doesn't get as much assigned to him as the rest of us in the first place. I think that's what's bothering me most about his hysteria - he's not getting his work done and now he can't even keep it together long enough to concentrate on anything else, it seems.

Wash your hands (it's alarming how many people are just learning how to properly wash hands, but I suppose not everyone was a NICU parent) and stay home if you feel sick. Stop stockpiling toilet paper and cleaning supplies.
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It's a tough line to walk right now, and I've seen enough pseduoscience to drive me insane over the past weeks. It's very difficult to urge precautions without inducing panic or complacency. I'm still trying to convince my aunt not to go on a freaking cruise in two weeks.

Presently, I'm home with a cough that is probably due to my husband's failure to get a flu shot, but I can't exactly risk teaching a class while I have it, especially given the oubtreak in Boston. My university has advised us to stay home "if we think we are sick," but this just means that I have to shift extra work onto my co-professors who are already overburndened. At this point, a switch to online classes would be a bit of a relief- they just can't have it both ways. It's quite frustrating. I'm hoping it resolves soon, so I can head back to class and then miss more days when I inevitably get another cough.

Hell of a day to spend home, though.
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Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:29 pm

Tessablue wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:14 pm
It's a tough line to walk right now, and I've seen enough pseduoscience to drive me insane over the past weeks. It's very difficult to urge precautions without inducing panic or complacency. I'm still trying to convince my aunt not to go on a freaking cruise in two weeks.

Presently, I'm home with a cough that is probably due to my husband's failure to get a flu shot, but I can't exactly risk teaching a class while I have it, especially given the oubtreak in Boston. My university has advised us to stay home "if we think we are sick," but this just means that I have to shift extra work onto my co-professors who are already overburndened. At this point, a switch to online classes would be a bit of a relief- they just can't have it both ways. It's quite frustrating. I'm hoping it resolves soon, so I can head back to class and then miss more days when I inevitably get another cough.

Hell of a day to spend home, though.
Oh, right? Plenty to keep you occupied. :shock:

Yeah, isn't the CDC recommending NOT going on a cruise right now? Cruises are petri dishes on the best of days.

My husband has coworkers who are stuck in Italy. I'm a little worried about my son - he's in kindergarten and kindergartners aren't known for their hygiene, and he has congenital lung disease. But I mean, I worry about him all the time (he had influenza B last month and missed 2 straight weeks of school and was almost hospitalized).

This really really sucks for people who don't have paid sick time off.
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Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:39 pm

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Oh, right? Plenty to keep you occupied. :shock:

Yeah, isn't the CDC recommending NOT going on a cruise right now? Cruises are petri dishes on the best of days.

My husband has coworkers who are stuck in Italy. I'm a little worried about my son - he's in kindergarten and kindergartners aren't known for their hygiene, and he has congenital lung disease. But I mean, I worry about him all the time (he had influenza B last month and missed 2 straight weeks of school and was almost hospitalized).

This really really sucks for people who don't have paid sick time off.
If it makes you feel better, children are apparently highly resistant to the disease. Even newborns with serious congenital problems are showing only mild symptoms if infected, so your son is likely at very low risk. But I know that's easy for me to say over the internet, and I'm sorry to hear about his flu infection, which must have been very frightening. Wishing your family and your husband's coworkers the best.

I'm very fortunate to have good healthcare and a job that can be moved online (relatively) easily. However, my husband was laid off recently- and by a company that blamed the virus for its losses, then gave very little severance!- so I'm losing a bit of sleep over that. He's got one offer and is likely to get a couple more soon, but he can't exactly start a new job or go to an on-site interview if he's coughing up a lung.

We are likely fine though, just a bit of flu in the wake of Pax (totally worth it, I got so much great DND stuff). It's just frustrating that testing isn't more widely available in this country yet, and like you I really feel for people who are in less favorable situations.
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Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:06 pm

Ugh, that sucks so much that your husband was laid off and is a little too sick to go on interviews.

It IS heartening for me to hear that kids, even the one with congenital defects, are more resistant to this disease. I'm also pregnant (second trimester), but it's not affecting pregnant women the way SARS and MERS did, so I'm just being extra careful to wash my hands. My job is entirely online since I'm 100% work from home, so really, I'm feeling pretty secure. My husband works in the medical tech field - he went on a business trip last week to NYC to work on-site at a hospital that may or may not have had suspected cases in quarantine at the time. I should make him wear a mask until the possible incubation period is over. :lol:
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