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  1. Pinky The Blue Flamingo

    Pinky The Blue Flamingo Too old for this shit
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    Graduated back in December, and took up a seasonal job to keep from going stir crazy. It wasnt too bad aside from the general pain from being on my feet all day (i got some pretty fucked up joints). I quit in January. After a couple weeks I got a call, interviewed and was was hired on at an engineering firm to do CAD work digitizing telecom blueprints. I started last week and I'm really enjoying it. Its not what I thought I'd be doing with my degree, but its not bad at all. The biggest issue I have tbh is just being able to reed the engineer's chicken scratch, and i'll take that over debilitating pain any day.
     
  2. Shannon Apple

    Shannon Apple Sour Apple
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    Good luck in the new job, Pinky.

    On 1st Feb, we had to put my dog to sleep. It was the hardest, most shittiest decision I've even been part of. It was supposed to happen before Christmas, but my sister was having none of it. We decided, okay, we'll leave him over the Christmas and hope that his condition doesn't worsen. In fact, he improved and was being a happy little dog again. When we brought him to the vet initially, it was for a dental, but blood tests showed kidney failure, so he couldn't have the dental. Anyway, when I talked to the vet myself about us keeping him over Christmas, she said that there wasn't an immediate need to put him to sleep, but that deterioration was inevitable. She said to watch out for lack of appetite as this could certainly indicate the start of something bad. I took him to the vet 2 days before he died to get his nails clipped and for the vet to have a look at him. She said he looked good and gave me some pain meds for his artritis. Within 2 days, he just stopped eating and we knew it was time. We had him for 17.5 years though, so he did have a long and happy life. Still miss him a lot though.

    The good news is that I finally got a date for my surgery next month. I was really worried about needing to get a loan to cover it, but looks like that is going to work out okay too. I can't wait to get this thing sorted and get my life back on track. When March rolls around, I'll have been suffering with this bs for 2 years. I may have been diagnosed in Sept 2017, but it's been going on that long. >.>
     
  3. cberg

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    Sorry to hear about your dog Shannon, Losing a pet is always so awful. And good luck with the surgery!

    It's been forever since I've been on here. I just don't have much free time anymore. And when I do have some free time, I just want to nap :p Though life hasn't changed much for me. Steady and predictable, but can't complain. My daughter will be 2 already next month, which means she will no longer be a lap child on flights. I was hoping to get a vacation in before then, but that's not happening. I just want to escape this winter ugh
     
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  4. Lucian Hodoboc

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    Oh, dear... Is it serious? :( I hope everything goes well.
     
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  5. Shannon Apple

    Shannon Apple Sour Apple
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    It's not serious to the point that my life is not in danger, but... the pain has basically put my life on hold. It's a disc in my lower back that is the issue. Thank you, I am very hopeful that it will be successful. ^^
     
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  6. Raffee

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    Disc in lower back...?

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  7. Griffmeister

    Griffmeister What the hell are you staring at?
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    Just got back from a relaxing seven day cruise to the Bahamas, well, relaxing from the second day in anyhow. Wasn’t too keen on flying anywhere with another potential shutdown looming so we sailed out of New York which is an easy drive. The ship got under way by 4 PM and other than being a little cold and wet outside the seas were fairly calm. Settled into our room the first night on deck 13 around 11:15, but I was stil kind of thirsty so I ventured back out for a soda. Wouldn’t you know it but the first night everything shut down early except for two bars in the casino on deck 7, so I finally got a soda just before midnight and sat down to enjoy it before heading back up. While I’m listening to the DJ play some crappy music and watching the old folks play the slots I get the feeling that something looks a little off kilter. Hard to tell at first with no horizon to reference, but then I notice people walking at an angle and can really start to feel it. So okay, I figure we hit a pretty good swell and will probably swing back in the opposite direction then settle down. No, the deck keeps leaning further, now cups and glasses are sliding off the tables and people on their feet are really staggering. Well, that’s got to be far enough, right? No, it keeps going. Now one of those freestanding hand sanitizers falls over, bops me on the head then crashes to the floor, all the loose chairs, tables and people are now sliding along the deck to the low end. All I can think of at this point is the movie “ The Poseidon Adventure “. I figure the wife is back in the room having a panic attack so I stumble forward through the maze of debris and people and get to the stairway, not even going to try the elevators at this angle. Luckily as I’m climbing the stairs the lean angle starts to subside, still took another five minutes or so to get back to level after I was there. Wife was okay, a glass of water landed on the floor but didn’t break, just a little wet.
    As it turns out, the ship was hit broadside by a sudden gust of wind at over 100 mph. About 100 people were injured in the incident, some were kind of serious but not enough to have to airlift out. Those were evacuated when we got to the first port at Cape Canaveral on Tuesday. After that first night it was smooth sailing, but that first night I slept with my clothes on.
     
  8. wikkid

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    I have mild thalassophobia and can't even think about boarding a boat without feeling sweaty and pukey. Your story is exactly the sort of thing that would have me refusing to reboard and whatever country I ended up in would just have to deport me back to Canada.
     
  9. Shannon Apple

    Shannon Apple Sour Apple
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    My surgery got cancelled until next Tuesday 19th. I have a cold courtesy of my sister + they said they would rather I was off my pain meds for 7 days, so moved the surgery to then. So if anyone's wondering why on Earth I'm still hanging around while I'm supposed to be in hospital, that's why. lol.
     

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