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Author Topic: GAAAAAHHHHHH Mk.VI: The Return of the Son of the 50ft GAAAH that struck back!  (Read 19623 times)
Miranda.T
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« Reply #575 on: November 06, 2017, 08:34:46 pm »

Mother-in-law in hospital.
Husband has fallen and sprained his ankle.
Horrible burning smell from cars clutch.

Please do wish him all the best from me. The clutch may of course be due to all those lovely hills around Whitby, and presumably the trip back across the Pennines is pretty steep too...

Yours,
Miranda.
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« Reply #576 on: November 11, 2017, 01:21:28 am »

First day back at work after a week, and I had to call out for to a panic attack. A massive one. Brought on by the most stupid reason.

I lost a 20 year old work jacket. I flipped sh*t over losing a jacket.

I mean, it was my dad's, and now it's mine, and it was basically just a trigger for all the stress that's been building up and not sleeping since since of that stress involves serious bullsh*t that prevents my sleeping.

So yeah. On the bright, my boss is cool.
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Oh please don't let these shakes go on...
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« Reply #577 on: November 11, 2017, 11:43:51 pm »

Failed a physical for a job due to blood works abnormalities. Brought on by poor diet. The reason for which is that I am broke. And I am broke because I am unable to work.

And to add to the plethora of medical problems I've already had, I can now add epilepsy to the list.
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« Reply #578 on: November 14, 2017, 05:24:43 am »

Failed a physical for a job due to blood works abnormalities. Brought on by poor diet. The reason for which is that I am broke. And I am broke because I am unable to work.

And to add to the plethora of medical problems I've already had, I can now add epilepsy to the list.

I'm trying to cipher out what job would need a blood test? I mean, I've done some pretty crazy stuff in my day, but never had blood work for a job... Can you appeal the decision on the grounds of it's not normally like that?

Epilepsy sucks but is manageable. You got this.

Don't forget: Believe in yourself. Not in the you who believes in me. Not the me who believes in you. Believe in the you who believes in yourself.

You got this.
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« Reply #579 on: November 14, 2017, 09:44:51 am »

Basic blood work is standard in any physical for employment here.
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Banfili
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« Reply #580 on: November 14, 2017, 12:54:06 pm »

Never heard of it being applied here - they'd probably get told to stuff their test somewhere anatomically painful! Some employers do blood and alcohol testing, but that's only if you are actually working. D&A testing is carried out randomly in Defence for example. Probably looking for any nasty blood-born infections that the blood owner might not be aware of, and, of course, for the other nasty ones like AIDS and Hep C.
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« Reply #581 on: November 14, 2017, 03:23:36 pm »

Annnnnnnnnd back from doing my rounds around a bunch of doctors all over the city:

- My GP had me retake the blood work
- I had my prescription refilled (a giant f-word-ing bag of pills)
- Went to the neurology clinic to schedule my EEG appointment (waiting time: approx. 2 months)
- Went to another neurology department to schedule my MR appointment (waiting time: approx. 1-2 months)

And here's the real kicker: Went to the administration office for EU-OSHA to formally object to their assessment of my not being capable to work. Guess what. It'd cost me 800 eur. Which I don't have.

So on the way back home I stopped by at the bank to get a printout of all my income/expenses for the past three months and tomorrow I'm applying for social support on the grounds that I have ZERO money, ZERO income, and am a mental health patient and as such not easily employable. If they don't like it, they can shove it.
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« Reply #582 on: November 17, 2017, 03:22:47 am »

I will be needing a lawyer. A very good one. Very soon.

F*** my life.
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« Reply #583 on: November 17, 2017, 07:50:44 am »

maybe there´s one among our ranks.
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« Reply #584 on: November 17, 2017, 09:47:39 am »

About the closest I can give as legal advice is:
 A shovel, plastic sheeting, and lots of bleach afterwards...

Good luck, Mr Xenos.
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« Reply #585 on: November 17, 2017, 05:40:37 pm »

Oh it'll likely be fine, my family is with me and all that, it's just my county is utter sh*te, and there are some serious rights violations going on.

I'll get it sorted eventually.
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« Reply #586 on: November 26, 2017, 11:00:08 pm »

I may have been disavowed / disowned whatever you call it, by the younger generation of my family. They won't answer my emails and phone calls and won't remember me in the holidays. I don't actually expect them to remember me in my birthday as they never did anyway. But it makes me wonder what is going through their mind as I honestly have no clue what I did wrong. I do still have contact with their father my uncle and he will reply, but not the children.

The last contact I had with them was during the funeral of their mother, my aunt-in law, early last year. I did not sense any animosity from them at the time. And the last time I tried to contact them before Thanksgiving was when I was frantically trying to get in contact with my cousin just before the hurricane in Florida this year. I just assumed that they were dealing with the hurricane si I just talked to my uncle. They never called me back. So I didn't assume anything from it. Now they won't talk to me. So what did I do wrong?

I swear if there is no communication with my closest family in the US then there really is no reason for me to stay here or even  keep my name which seems cursed anyway.

I don't understand why I have to be me, with all my unemployment issues with my debt issues, with my loneliness issues and being near 50, with my profound loneliness. It's all completely artificial. I don't even look anywhere close to my real age. I could easily pass for someone 20 years younger without any effort whatsoever, yet I can't enjoy the benefit of being that age - again imposed by society. My identity is imposed on me but has zero meaning, except to the people who want to harm me.

You know what? F#$&k my identity. F#$&k my career. F#$&k my family and their stupid meaningless names. F#$& nations and their F#$&ing rules. F#$&k everything!!
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« Reply #587 on: November 27, 2017, 04:47:27 am »

Been going through the switch-over to mealtime insulin, and the blood sugar roller coaster that results. I've gained pounds due to eating binge-style to stop shaking like a leaf and feeling absolutely horrible due to having blood sugar below 65. Which means I don't want  
to eat (but GAAAAGGHHH, I must). On the plus side, they took me off of the dump-the-sugar-in-your-bladder pills that my new endocrinologist (hallowed be her name) says were causing my repeated UTIs and resulting hospitalizations.

Those who have this kind of thing will, I would think, understand the dilemma of having to eat something even though I feel like it's the last thing I want to do. I'm finally getting a handle on how much I can get away with not eating to feel better, but it's a bit counter-intuitive, since I have to eat a bit, wait for a few minutes and see if I feel better, then eat some more if I don't. And rinse, and repeat, literally ad nauseum. I've gained several pounds during that particular journey, pounds I neither want nor need.

I realize that everybody else with diabetes will tell me this and that thing is obvious and I should not be this stupid, but they aren't me. I can be pretty damn stupid when I put my mind to it...

And hello, Xenos. Sorry for your troubles, and other things.


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u know what? F#$&k my identity. F#$&k my career. F#$&k my family and their stupid meaningless names. F#$& nations and their F#$&ing rules. F#$&k everything!!



Admiral, sometimes families grow apart. They might see the error of their ways in time; maybe it's not you but something else. I know you know that I have similar relationship issues (meaning having no actual relationships to speak of, other than an all-too-casual friendship with a certain redheaded 4/4 bass fiddle player who says she likes me but keeps me at arms length. A very Long arm's length, unfortunately... Cheesy). I'd say give it some time before you cut everything off. You never know...
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« Reply #588 on: November 27, 2017, 05:25:24 pm »

Health problems, health problems, health problems. I'm on so many meds it's not even funny anymore. 20mg escitalopram, 50mg quetiapine (extended release), 50mg naltrexone, 750mg sodium valproate, and 400mg ibuprofen.

Of course that affects my ability to pass the medical check for a job, which means I'm utterly f-worded. I'll be asking my doctor about the chances of going on disability pension sort of thing until my health improves. Still screwed as far as finances are concerned, though.
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« Reply #589 on: November 30, 2017, 09:03:33 pm »

I have a job interview in less than two hours, and the water is off in my bathroom.
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« Reply #590 on: November 30, 2017, 11:47:33 pm »

We have just begun what the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is calling 'an unprecedented weather event’, and has issued a severe weather warning, especially for thunderstorms – and we could get well over 250ml (9 inches) by Sunday night. Not generally a GAH, getting rain, but this much in so short a time could cause a fair bit of damage.

From the look of the weather radar, the BoM is spot on!!
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« Reply #591 on: December 01, 2017, 05:30:35 pm »

I live in Houston,so I know a bit about about dreading the rain. Best wishes for you and yours, Banfili.
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Banfili
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« Reply #592 on: December 01, 2017, 08:20:30 pm »

Don't so much dread the rain up here in the mountains, just wish we didn't have to have 6-9 months worth in such a short time!

I suppose in the long term we shall just have to adjust to the more radical weather predicted for the changing climate.
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« Reply #593 on: December 07, 2017, 04:37:37 pm »

Swelled legs and feet prompted my endocrinologist to order an ultrasound exam. Waiting now for over 36 hours for a report; folks say no news for so long is probably good news, but still I worry (possible blood clot).
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« Reply #594 on: December 07, 2017, 06:25:44 pm »

phone is non-functional and my dad is trying to call me...and i have NO way to let him know my phone is broken
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« Reply #595 on: December 08, 2017, 12:34:23 am »

phone is non-functional and my dad is trying to call me...and i have NO way to let him know my phone is broken

Do you have a tablet or PC? Call him on Skype.
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« Reply #596 on: December 08, 2017, 12:39:58 am »

2 week business trip to China.
First Shanghai, then Gong...something.
Spoiled my stomach, spent monday 6pm to wednesday 6am in bed, interrupted only by several high-speed excursions to the loo.
22 hours travel there, 5 hours highspeed train from Shanghai to "somewhere" and 25 hours trip back.
two audits.
Lots of paperwork to do now.

Glad to be back home.
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« Reply #597 on: December 09, 2017, 06:25:17 am »

Two years ago I installed a free antivirus app called 360 Security on my then-new Android. At the time, 360 was a trim, efficient and effective app, but since then it has gone downhill, with progressively-more-obtrusive advertisements, alerts and superfluous "features."

Two days ago I installed the latest update, and in the two days since then 360 has burned through an entire month's worth of data plan. Needless to say, I have already reconsidered my choice of antivirus supplier.
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« Reply #598 on: December 09, 2017, 11:36:26 am »

Two years ago I installed a free antivirus app called 360 Security on my then-new Android. At the time, 360 was a trim, efficient and effective app, but since then it has gone downhill, with progressively-more-obtrusive advertisements, alerts and superfluous "features."

Two days ago I installed the latest update, and in the two days since then 360 has burned through an entire month's worth of data plan. Needless to say, I have already reconsidered my choice of antivirus supplier.

I know your pain, I really don't know why app developers keep doing stuff like this.

Case in point, a couple of years ago I installed a battery saver app onto my android (which was one of the few that didn't extend your phone's battery life by blocking your signal whenever your phone was locked) and I liked it, since it nearly doubled my phones battery life from about 2 days to just shy of 4 days. HOWEVER after one update, I was lucky to have my phone's battery last a single day on a full charge, and when I uninstalled the said 'battery saver' app I suddenly found a single charge would easily last 2-3 days.
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« Reply #599 on: December 09, 2017, 05:01:15 pm »

phone is non-functional and my dad is trying to call me...and i have NO way to let him know my phone is broken

Do you have a tablet or PC? Call him on Skype.

that would be a great idea, if my dad had skype?
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