The VENT Thread

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Miesque1973
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Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:01 pm

Had the nerve to try and print something today. Printer (an HP) went bonkers, refuses to print when I want it to print. It will occasionally start spitting out stuff I tried to print THREE FREAKING DAYS AGO. I thought I had it working right earlier, and it even did duplex printing, but when I came back and tried to print out a photo I had taken, it decides that it's done with printing. Now I'm trying to reinstall the whole blasted thing and it's taking eons. I'm not entirely sure that it even WILL reinstall. Now I'm getting 'fatal error'.

If I had money I'd buy a new printer. If I had a gun, I'd shoot this one.

Grrr...

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Update: After several tries, reinstalls and a pounding headache, I finally got the printer working again. I suppose that's less expensive than shooting it. :D
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Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:33 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:"...apparently doing that will require restructuring my sinuses on that side of my face."

Ow. Yeah, I think I would choose to go on with one less tooth. With my small mouth, it sometimes feels like I have too many anyway. :lol:
:lol: I've already had 8 removed (4 wisdom teeth, 4 molars).

As for printers, that reminds me that mine is out of black ink. It runs out of ink so quickly... and you have to feed the paper to it one at a time. I hate our printer.
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Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:40 pm

two times in a month I'm battling pleurisy. That **** hurts.
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Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:25 pm

Ballerina wrote:two times in a month I'm battling pleurisy. That **** hurts.
Hope they can figure out how come, and do something to keep it from bouncing back like a yo yo.
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Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:44 am

Ballerina wrote:two times in a month I'm battling pleurisy. That **** hurts.
Ugh, that stinks.

My toddler is sick AGAIN. He was in daycare two days this week - he missed Monday and Tuesday. Now he has a fever, a cough, and is having some trouble breathing (he has lung disease, so we have home oxygen equipment and we put him on it). Husband had taken the day off so he could do work on the house and instead, he has to watch the child.

The worst part is husband's bad mood. He is acting like either the child did this on purpose or the world is out to get him (every time this winter when he tries to take a day off to do work on the house, child is sick. But child is sick a lot. It's winter, and we have a lung-compromised kid). He needs to chill. He's all "the basement isn't going to be finished until July." So what? We're not selling the house this spring.
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Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:13 pm

I'm so sorry that your little one has such a problem. You and your husband have a lot on your plate. :(
Maybe your hubby feels like he needs to 'fix' something; he can't change what is happening with his child, but working on the basement gives him a problem he can solve? Sort of worry/anger/frustration transference? Working on the basement could be therapy.
Best wishes for you guys...hope your toddler recovers soon.
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Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:38 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I'm so sorry that your little one has such a problem. You and your husband have a lot on your plate. :(
Maybe your hubby feels like he needs to 'fix' something; he can't change what is happening with his child, but working on the basement gives him a problem he can solve? Sort of worry/anger/frustration transference? Working on the basement could be therapy.
Best wishes for you guys...hope your toddler recovers soon.
Oh, that's definitely it. Husband got to work on the basement anyway. :roll: When our kid is sick, all he wants to do is watch tv and, well, we let him.
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Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:55 pm

Gah and to top it all off, my fever is back, with a lot of aches and chills. I tried my usual 24/7 online clinic but they said they don't treat dental emergencies, so I have to wait until morning and get the on-call dentist at my usual place. I'm so mad at the place I went to this week that did the 2nd root canal - they don't have a central number, so I had to call both the endodontist who I saw earlier this week and the oral surgeon who is doing the extraction in two Mondays - struck out at both. They highly discourage emergency calls to their practitioners. And honestly, i don't feel like giving them any of my money anyway. How'd they not anticipate any infection in the area when I said that I had been having pain?

I'll call my usual dentist tomorrow and beg them for antibiotics or to just remove the tooth already.
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Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:41 am

Catalina wrote:
Ballerina wrote:two times in a month I'm battling pleurisy. That **** hurts.
Hope they can figure out how come, and do something to keep it from bouncing back like a yo yo.
I'm trying like hell. Can't take anti-inflammatories because I am deathly allergic to aspirin in any form. Therefore, I must take steroids which bring on a-fib attacks. I'm on a blood thinner so no danger of having a stroke, but it's annoying when they occur. The condition is viral, so antibiotics won't work. It's most likely an after effect of all the ops I had and meds I was on when I was battling a broken leg and pancreatic cancer last year. Immune system all screwed up. All I now is, it hurts like hell.
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Ballerina wrote:
Catalina wrote:
Ballerina wrote:two times in a month I'm battling pleurisy. That **** hurts.
Hope they can figure out how come, and do something to keep it from bouncing back like a yo yo.
I'm trying like hell. Can't take anti-inflammatories because I am deathly allergic to aspirin in any form. Therefore, I must take steroids which bring on a-fib attacks. I'm on a blood thinner so no danger of having a stroke, but it's annoying when they occur. The condition is viral, so antibiotics won't work. It's most likely an after effect of all the ops I had and meds I was on when I was battling a broken leg and pancreatic cancer last year. Immune system all screwed up. All I now is, it hurts like hell.
When I said "hope THEY can figure out how come AND DO SOMETHING.." I was referring to your doctors, and not that you yourself need to figure it out. Or that you yourself need to come up with something that will keep it from coming back.

Get well soon.
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When I said "hope THEY can figure out how come AND DO SOMETHING.." I was referring to your doctors, and not that you yourself need to figure it out. Or that you yourself need to come up with something that will keep it from coming back.

Get well soon.[/quote]

I'm not self-medicating. This is all my doctor's advice. Thanks for the get well soon.
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Ballerina wrote:When I said "hope THEY can figure out how come AND DO SOMETHING.." I was referring to your doctors, and not that you yourself need to figure it out. Or that you yourself need to come up with something that will keep it from coming back.

Get well soon.
I'm not self-medicating. This is all my doctor's advice. Thanks for the get well soon.[/quote]

My mom has has this a few times and has severe asthma. When it's particularly bad she lays a hot water bottle across her chest for an hour or so and gets some relief. Then lays it across her upper back. She is spirin resistant.

Don't know if the heat is just comforting or if it actually works, but I figured I would pass along. I know from my own pain (chronic muscle pain) even if it helps 2% the wamrth is some great placebo effect.
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Somnambulist wrote:My mom has has this a few times and has severe asthma. When it's particularly bad she lays a hot water bottle across her chest for an hour or so and gets some relief. Then lays it across her upper back. She is spirin resistant.

Don't know if the heat is just comforting or if it actually works, but I figured I would pass along. I know from my own pain (chronic muscle pain) even if it helps 2% the wamrth is some great placebo effect.
I have been using alternating moist heat and cold. It helps temporarily. Pain meds that I'm using that give me the most relief are 50 mgs. of Tramadol and 500 mgs. Tylenol. I take it sparingly when the pain gets too bad. Going to wait until I finish up the steroids - Thursday. If I'm not doing better by then, I'll put in another call to my GP. Thanks for your concern and suggestion.
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Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:01 am

This is my last full week of disability, I hope. My surgery site wound is healing nicely, I'm having no pain to speak of (or shriek about, which is even better), and the only side effect I'm experiencing is a numb left foot. I'll take numb over 'please-kill-me-now' pain any day. I still hate this blasted brace--sometimes it's like wrestling an octopus to get it on and wrapped around my waist and then tightened. No bending, twisting, lifting anything heavy... so I had to cancel competing in that weight-lifting tournament, goldernit...

Other than that, I'm so bored. I can't say as I look forward to going back to work next Wednesday (will I remember how to do my job? <shudder>), but at least my restless mind will have something focus on. I haven't even written any fiction. Maybe my muse is frightened by the sound of Velcro ripping.

Less than a month to the Derby. I still have no idea which horse to jinx by picking him. As always, I just hope the winner doesn't have a dumb name. I've seen a few such names, but now I can't remember any of them.

Those of you here who are sick or injured, I hope you're on the road to recovery, or are at least the on-ramp thereof! :D

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Fell off another horse on Monday and fell directly on my lower spine...again. :x It hurt so bad I went to urgent care. Bless the amazing found family I have here in Vermont for shuttling me around and keeping an eye on me.

The fractures from 2015 are healed and fine, and from what they could see on the x-rays, everything looks okay. But that could be wrong! Fractures taken eons to show up at times, and the x-rays weren't perfect, so they might've missed stuff. Luckily, I *think* the intense pain was just the initial trauma and then lots of muscle spasms. We're pushing a week and it still quite obviously hurts, though it's way better. I still get really fatigued/sore if I do too much -- cleaning the rat cage today was an Event. Still hurts to bend in certain directions, still generally achey, hurts to roll over at night, etc. But I have muscle relaxers. Those puppies turn me into Sleeping Beauty.

I'm hoping it's just a lot of internal bruising, or even a bone bruise. I think if I end up having to go back for more pictures and they find another fracture, my Super Chill exterior about this habit of breaking my vertebrae will unravel very rapidly. I don't need that panic attack right now. Oof.

Granted, they can't do shit for back stuff. Unless it had actually snapped in half or shattered, or something (which thankfully it didn't!), they'd just tell me to rest for a while then do PT. I can do PT for my back in my sleep. But, still. This isn't fun. Also, my insurance doesn't cover x-rays until after the deductible. Grrrr.
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Insane Crazy wrote:Fell off another horse on Monday and fell directly on my lower spine...again. :x It hurt so bad I went to urgent care. Bless the amazing found family I have here in Vermont for shuttling me around and keeping an eye on me.
There are actually classes (and of course sports, like martial arts) that teach you how to fall safely. Or, relatively safely. It's a life skill well worth developing.
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Catalina wrote:
Insane Crazy wrote:Fell off another horse on Monday and fell directly on my lower spine...again. :x It hurt so bad I went to urgent care. Bless the amazing found family I have here in Vermont for shuttling me around and keeping an eye on me.
There are actually classes (and of course sports, like martial arts) that teach you how to fall safely. Or, relatively safely. It's a life skill well worth developing.
I'm pretty good at falling overall, just not lately...obviously, lol. Falling off on the driveway was really tricky no matter how I sliced it.
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Like to see some stuck-up jockey boy sittin' on Dan Patch? Make your blood boil? Well, I should say!
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Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:50 pm

Isn't 'fall safely' an oxymoron? :lol:

Every time I think of 'falling safely', I think about Jackie Chan movies. "Put him against Bruce Lee, bare-fisted, Bruce mops the floor with Jackie. Give Jackie a paperclip, Bruce doesn't have a chance... "

Then again, Jackie is frequently injured. Maybe he hasn't mastered falling safely yet.

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Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:16 pm

Then again, Jackie is frequently injured.

With Jackie, that may have had to do with that fact that he was falling from a building, or a mountain, or something else a bit taller than a mere horse. :P :lol: :lol:
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Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:37 pm

sent my dissertation in and immediately got the flu. Bet this is related to the fact that I always get sick on vacation. Joke's on you, constantly stressed body, I'm going to have a real job with real hours soon! Hopefully!
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