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I'm so sorry to hear that too, Bob. I don't know how to help you, aside from giving you my best wishes.


Bob_Loblaw wrote:

I just lost my job because of all the medical problems and the FMLA being screwed up. So far I have never had an FMLA not be screwed up with any company I've worked for. 100% of the time they have screwed things up.

Let's sum things up:

1. Headaches and dizziness so debilitating that I sometimes can't function.
2. VA has taken 8 months to not figure it out, spacing my appointments apart by a month or more every time.
3. No income means I have to move out by the day after Thanksgiving.
4. I am supposed to move into a friend's spare bedroom. So I am losing 99% of everything I own.
5. I have not been let go from a job since 1987. I have left jobs, but never been termed without choosing to leave on my own.
6. Depression is so out of control that I can hardly function.
7. I have to give up almost all of myself through this. I will have virtually nothing of my identity.
8. My family has yet to contact me about any of these things. Not a single one has reached out to me in any way. No phone calls. No text messages. No Facebook messages. No emails. No knock on my door. No hand-written letters. Nothing at all.

People keep telling me to cheer up. I don't even know how anymore.

Find or make a goal you can achieve...see it through. It might be very minor but it will be a victory.

Keep close to your friends...make them your new family.

How are you loosing you identity?

Almost forgot...*hugs*

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*hugs Bob*

*channels positive feelings and offers hugs to anyone and everyone else that wants or needs some*


Frag it bob, I don't know what to say...
*channels positive feelings if that will help*


My mother collapsed again. This time she broke her nose when she hit the floor. When she woke up this morning, her blood sugar was 79. She took her four units of Humalog after she ate some fruit. Then her sugar dropped to 51 in the span of about 3 hours. The doctor at the ER dropped her Lantus from 22 units to 18. Of course, I had to call off work to take her to the Hospital. *sigh* This isn't how I wanted my day to go.

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John Napier 698 wrote:
My mother collapsed again. This time she broke her nose when she hit the floor. When she woke up this morning, her blood sugar was 79. She took her four units of Humalog after she ate some fruit. Then her sugar dropped to 51 in the span of about 3 hours. The doctor at the ER dropped her Lantus from 22 units to 18. Of course, I had to call off work to take her to the Hospital. *sigh* This isn't how I wanted my day to go.

If she is on Metformin, too, have her Doctor check if the combination of Metformin and Lantus is Ok for her - for some they can do funky stuff to each other.

*hugs*
*hugs Bob*
I am so sorry to hear this. I can only echoe what Selene said - build a new family of those friends who accept you as you are. Stay true to your self and try to get help for the medical issues that can be dealt with.


*burning bright, warm and cozy, making a great place for comfort, talking, hugging, smiling, companionship, gaming and merrymaking*
*hot and cold beverages at your leisure*


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* grabs Bob, John, and John's mom in a big bear hug *

* kicks Life in the keister *

Now you stop being so nasty to my friends and start treating them right.

I wish I could do more.


No, Feytharn. Just the two types of Insulin.


Heh, thanks Fred. That made me smile a little.

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John Napier 698 wrote:
My mother collapsed again. This time she broke her nose when she hit the floor. When she woke up this morning, her blood sugar was 79. She took her four units of Humalog after she ate some fruit. Then her sugar dropped to 51 in the span of about 3 hours. The doctor at the ER dropped her Lantus from 22 units to 18. Of course, I had to call off work to take her to the Hospital. *sigh* This isn't how I wanted my day to go.

I really don't like when folks take a set dose of insulin because that's the amount they're arbitrarily supposed to take regardless of what their actual blood glucose level is at when it's time to take a bolus. Those 4 units of a fast acting insulin like Humalog would in an ideal world drop someone by around 160 mg/dL over the next 3-4 hours, depending on insulin resistance if present. Taking that when already borderline low blood sugar is dangerous. Some sort of sliding scale for boluses to take into account for highs and lows in actual glucose level is ideal.

I really hope that she's doing better.


Selene Spires wrote:
Bob_Loblaw wrote:

I just lost my job because of all the medical problems and the FMLA being screwed up. So far I have never had an FMLA not be screwed up with any company I've worked for. 100% of the time they have screwed things up.

Let's sum things up:

1. Headaches and dizziness so debilitating that I sometimes can't function.
2. VA has taken 8 months to not figure it out, spacing my appointments apart by a month or more every time.
3. No income means I have to move out by the day after Thanksgiving.
4. I am supposed to move into a friend's spare bedroom. So I am losing 99% of everything I own.
5. I have not been let go from a job since 1987. I have left jobs, but never been termed without choosing to leave on my own.
6. Depression is so out of control that I can hardly function.
7. I have to give up almost all of myself through this. I will have virtually nothing of my identity.
8. My family has yet to contact me about any of these things. Not a single one has reached out to me in any way. No phone calls. No text messages. No Facebook messages. No emails. No knock on my door. No hand-written letters. Nothing at all.

People keep telling me to cheer up. I don't even know how anymore.

Find or make a goal you can achieve...see it through. It might be very minor but it will be a victory.

Keep close to your friends...make them your new family.

How are you loosing you identity?

Almost forgot...*hugs*

When I talk about my identity, I mean almost everything about myself. I am going from a 1 bedroom apartment to a spare bedroom. I will have room for a small dresser, my computer, my dice collection, and a few gaming things. I will have nothing else.


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Todd Stewart wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
My mother collapsed again. This time she broke her nose when she hit the floor. When she woke up this morning, her blood sugar was 79. She took her four units of Humalog after she ate some fruit. Then her sugar dropped to 51 in the span of about 3 hours. The doctor at the ER dropped her Lantus from 22 units to 18. Of course, I had to call off work to take her to the Hospital. *sigh* This isn't how I wanted my day to go.

I really don't like when folks take a set dose of insulin because that's the amount they're arbitrarily supposed to take regardless of what their actual blood glucose level is at when it's time to take a bolus. Those 4 units of a fast acting insulin like Humalog would in an ideal world drop someone by around 160 mg/dL over the next 3-4 hours, depending on insulin resistance if present. Taking that when already borderline low blood sugar is dangerous. Some sort of sliding scale for boluses to take into account for highs and lows in actual glucose level is ideal.

I really hope that she's doing better.

She's doing better today. Last night, I bought her a case of regular Pepsi, for use when she gets sick and shaky. And, on Freehold's recommendation, I also got her Ice Cream. Naturally, she asked for chocolate. I'll do a set of safety checks via phone today.


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John Napier 698 wrote:
Todd Stewart wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
My mother collapsed again. This time she broke her nose when she hit the floor. When she woke up this morning, her blood sugar was 79. She took her four units of Humalog after she ate some fruit. Then her sugar dropped to 51 in the span of about 3 hours. The doctor at the ER dropped her Lantus from 22 units to 18. Of course, I had to call off work to take her to the Hospital. *sigh* This isn't how I wanted my day to go.

I really don't like when folks take a set dose of insulin because that's the amount they're arbitrarily supposed to take regardless of what their actual blood glucose level is at when it's time to take a bolus. Those 4 units of a fast acting insulin like Humalog would in an ideal world drop someone by around 160 mg/dL over the next 3-4 hours, depending on insulin resistance if present. Taking that when already borderline low blood sugar is dangerous. Some sort of sliding scale for boluses to take into account for highs and lows in actual glucose level is ideal.

I really hope that she's doing better.

She's doing better today. Last night, I bought her a case of regular Pepsi, for use when she gets sick and shaky. And, on Freehold's recommendation, I also got her Ice Cream. Naturally, she asked for chocolate. I'll do a set of safety checks via phone today.

If she drinks a regular soft drink to raise her blood sugar, she is better off drinking a warm one. It will raise her blood sugar quicker. That was a useful tip that my friend's doctor gave her.

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Glad to hear she's doing better.

*channels positive feelings and offers hugs to anyone and everyone that wants or needs some*


Nim Folkor wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
Todd Stewart wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
My mother collapsed again. This time she broke her nose when she hit the floor. When she woke up this morning, her blood sugar was 79. She took her four units of Humalog after she ate some fruit. Then her sugar dropped to 51 in the span of about 3 hours. The doctor at the ER dropped her Lantus from 22 units to 18. Of course, I had to call off work to take her to the Hospital. *sigh* This isn't how I wanted my day to go.

I really don't like when folks take a set dose of insulin because that's the amount they're arbitrarily supposed to take regardless of what their actual blood glucose level is at when it's time to take a bolus. Those 4 units of a fast acting insulin like Humalog would in an ideal world drop someone by around 160 mg/dL over the next 3-4 hours, depending on insulin resistance if present. Taking that when already borderline low blood sugar is dangerous. Some sort of sliding scale for boluses to take into account for highs and lows in actual glucose level is ideal.

I really hope that she's doing better.

She's doing better today. Last night, I bought her a case of regular Pepsi, for use when she gets sick and shaky. And, on Freehold's recommendation, I also got her Ice Cream. Naturally, she asked for chocolate. I'll do a set of safety checks via phone today.
If she drinks a regular soft drink to raise her blood sugar, she is better off drinking a warm one. It will raise her blood sugar quicker. That was a useful tip that my friend's doctor gave her.

She doesn't mind warm soda. *blegh*


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Fifteen hours done, four to go.


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Bob_Loblaw wrote:
When I talk about my identity, I mean almost everything about myself. I am going from a 1 bedroom apartment to a spare bedroom. I will have room for a small dresser, my computer, my dice collection, and a few gaming things. I will have nothing else.

Do not confuse Identity with stuff...you are sooo much more than a bunch of material things. Though I get it can be stressful not to have one things...so

*hugs* lots of *hugs*


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So anyway my Birthday is coming up on the 28th and I am planning on having two get together to make sure people can come. I wished all of you could be at one of the two events too :( .

I guess if you do live in the Northern NJ area you could come...send me a PM if you are interested...

But anyway at the second party I plan on wearing that skirt my Mom gave me, a nice pair of panties I picked up and possibly shoes...if I can get them before the party. It will be the most I presented as female to such a large group...everybody knows and it is a safe place...so I am only a little nervous.


And, now I'm home. Checked up on my mother as I came in, and her left eye is all bruised. It seems as if the floor actually punched her in the eye as she fell. Both eyelids are bruised. I told her what to expect when she looks in the mirror in the morning.

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Happy preemptive birthday Selene! I hope you have a great time.

*offers hugs to John's mom*

To the family on here I am beyond thankful to have, to everyone getting to spend time with loves ones, and to anyone having to spend time with people they rather not, I hope you all have a wonderful day today.

*channels positive feelings and offers hugs to anyone and everyone that wants or needs some*


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Happy early birthday, Selene!

And naturally: I'm thankful for all'a'y'all!


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Thanks, Rysky.

Thanks, Vixie.

I'm thankful for my Paizo Family, friends that I care deeply for.


Just got finished having Thanksgiving Dinner with my mother. Since she's legally blind, I did the cooking. We had Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Cranberry Sauce, and Biscuits. We'll have the Pumpkin Pie later. I forgot that the biscuits had to remain frozen, so the dough stuck together. But that's okay. I separated the dough into biscuit-sized portions and baked them. They looked like Homemade, but that's okay by me.


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I am thankful for everyone in this and other threads. Be safe and enlightened out there, folks!


Happy turkey day y'all

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Damn you pecan pie >_<

Well, it's Friday, so I hope everyone here has a great weekend ^w^

*channels positive feelings and offers hugs to anyone and everyone that wants or needs some*


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* grabs Selene in an early birthday bear hug *

Happy Black Friday, All! For those of you brave enough to head to the stores this day I wish you happy (bargain) hunting and a safe return.

And for those of us working this day stay safe and sane - or as close to sane as we can be. ;-)

* joins Rysky in the channeling of positive feelings and offering of hugs, friendly nods, and thumbs-up *


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I had a great day yesterday. I had headaches and dizziness and fell a couple times. I had to press the button on the heart monitor each time. I didn't even feel like getting dressed up.

I was still called by the right name and gender. I enjoyed a great meal with great people. Played a few games. Lost all of them. Took some naps.

Fun was had by all.


Not going anywhere today. It's just my mother and I here. Last year, I got her a DVD set from a 1980's TV action series. This year, I'll get her a turntable (i.e. record player) and some wireless speakers. She has a large record collection. I'll get an electric razor for her to give to me.


Cindy, I'm glad you had a good time. You deserved it.

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*nods*

That's good to hear you had fun.


'Morning, Rysky. :)


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A little late....but I am very thankful for the community here....the community here is very awesome. *hugs* for everyone.


*Accepts hugs* Thanks, Selene.


Hey! Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey!!! I was at the supermarket when I saw something that has me as excited as a kid on Christmas Morning. OMNI MAGAZINE IS BACK IN PRINT!!!!


but will it be as good as it used to?

Good morning all... *hugs all around*


Klorox wrote:

but will it be as good as it used to?

Good morning all... *hugs all around*

It seems to be. The issue I bought has both Science Fiction and Science, heavy on the science.

Edit: Also, Good morning, everybody.


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We sold out at work before I could buy an Omni. Can't really ask for more, and buy-out was orchestrated by creepy group of sci-fi guys...

Bleh. *shudder*


Wei Ji the Learner wrote:

We sold out at work before I could buy an Omni. Can't really ask for more, and buy-out was orchestrated by creepy group of sci-fi guys...

Bleh. *shudder*

Maybe order it on-line. The Barnes and Noble website might have it.

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Every time a troll posts on this thread, I expect to hear a voiceover say, “You’re not you when you’re hungry.” Then somebody gives them a Snickers and they’re not a troll anymore.


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Celestial Healer wrote:
Every time a troll posts on this thread, I expect to hear a voiceover say, “You’re not you when you’re hungry.” Then somebody gives them a Snickers and they’re not a troll anymore.

If only it was that simple.

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*sigh* Yeah.

*channels positive feelings and offers hugs to anyone and everyone that wants or needs some*


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Celestial Healer wrote:
Every time a troll posts on this thread, I expect to hear a voiceover say, “You’re not you when you’re hungry.” Then somebody gives them a Snickers and they’re not a troll anymore.

that would be a waste of a good snickers.


I'm weird and don't really like chocolaty candy, he can have mine.


Freehold DM wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Every time a troll posts on this thread, I expect to hear a voiceover say, “You’re not you when you’re hungry.” Then somebody gives them a Snickers and they’re not a troll anymore.
that would be a waste of a good snickers.

Nah, if Snickers could cure trolls, it would be worth the sacrifice.


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thejeff wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Every time a troll posts on this thread, I expect to hear a voiceover say, “You’re not you when you’re hungry.” Then somebody gives them a Snickers and they’re not a troll anymore.
that would be a waste of a good snickers.
Nah, if Snickers could cure trolls, it would be worth the sacrifice.

I kinda want a "cure trolls with snickers" shirt now.

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