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[#] Sun Feb 16 2014 09:22:54 EST from Shazam

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One car fire coming up, Ig!

[#] Wed Feb 19 2014 10:46:31 EST from Ladyhawke

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Make that two, please, Shazam.  Mine with extra heat.



[#] Sun Mar 30 2014 08:37:22 EDT from triLcat

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My parents still remember polio quarantines and having whooping cough.
If any of us didn't vaxx our kids, my mom would open a can of whoop-ass on us. 



[#] Tue Apr 29 2014 17:06:12 EDT from triLcat

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I'd just like to take this opportunity to rant a bit.

Dear doctors,

if you see that what you've told a patient has made him/her cry, it might be good to follow up with the fact that if you're right in your diagnosis, then it will have no impact on the patient's life, beyond the need for occasional monitoring. I'm not saying that you should make things up, and that you shouldn't explain that follow-up is important to make sure that the issue isn't part of a larger problem, but it might be good to tell them that what you've found doesn't necessarily mean that anything horrible is happening. 

Love, someone who spent half a morning crying before discovering that what she thought (from how the medical staff was behaving) was a major huge horrible issue might actually be a very minor issue which will never be a problem...



[#] Wed Apr 30 2014 02:14:50 EDT from dothebart

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yea, the outlook how its going to be in the next weeks / months was something I was really missing when I had my knee surgery..

Similar my mom - they would only tell us the current state; no real mention that we should talk to their boss for more details...

Once we did... it was pretty clear that this was not going to have any sort of happy ending...



[#] Tue Jun 10 2014 15:39:32 EDT from fleeb

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Hello Mr. Headache! We always seem to meet before the storms come.

[#] Wed Jun 11 2014 17:58:04 EDT from triLcat

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After weeks of driving myself crazy with every possible medical test, turns out that the situation is probably actually going to be ok.



[#] Thu Jun 12 2014 08:38:14 EDT from fleeb

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That's good!

If anticlimactic. But then, somethings are best anticlimactic.

[#] Thu Jun 12 2014 17:11:42 EDT from triLcat

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It's ok - we still have the exciting part ahead, if by excitement, one means extreme pain, at least...

I'm kinda terrified of giving birth despite having done it twice - without epidural

Especially b/c this one's likely to be induced, which generally means more painful and then you need an epidural, and having not had one before, I'm kind of more afraid of one now...

Also, I'm currently in a lot of pain (joint issues related to the pregnancy - nothing dangerous, but horrible pain anyway..) and fairly depressed - though I'm not sure if the depression isn't just a reaction to the pain.

blergh blergh and more blergh.

 



[#] Fri Jun 13 2014 08:34:35 EDT from fleeb

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Ugh. Well, at least there's a certain end to it.

[#] Fri Jun 13 2014 11:25:03 EDT from triLcat

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yes. 5 weeks from today, they'll likely induce me if I haven't gone into labor on my own.

 



[#] Sun Jun 15 2014 18:34:27 EDT from the_mgt

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Do not worry about the epidural. They tapped my spine like 10 times or so on various occassions, not for anesthetics, but to actually get some fluid samples. It does not really hurt much, it just can feel very odd. One time I felt almost completely nothing, one time the doctor was a bit rough and it hurt a bit. It just isn't as "nice" as a syringe in other body parts.

Focus on the good parts of having a child, not on the small obstacles in giving birth. ;)



[#] Tue Jun 17 2014 18:25:49 EDT from Ladyhawke

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Sun Jun 15 2014 06:34:27 PM EDT from the_mgt
Focus on the good parts of having a child, not on the small obstacles in giving birth. ;)

While the intended sentiment here is really nice....it could only have been written by one who cannot give birth....



[#] Wed Jun 18 2014 04:07:54 EDT from the_mgt

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Tue Jun 17 2014 18:25:49 EDT from Ladyhawke

 

Sun Jun 15 2014 06:34:27 PM EDT from the_mgt
Focus on the good parts of having a child, not on the small obstacles in giving birth. ;)

While the intended sentiment here is really nice....it could only have been written by one who cannot give birth....

Blaming me for that is ableism! An outrage!!!!!1111eleven

No, seriously, I added a smiley because I know how stupid that statement is, next time I'll add irony tags.



[#] Thu Jun 19 2014 10:13:26 EDT from fleeb

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A woman recorded herself having a mini-stroke, which helped doctors diagnose her:

http://www.euronews.com/2014/06/19/is-this-the-worlds-first-stroke-selfie/

[#] Thu Jun 19 2014 18:41:35 EDT from Ladyhawke

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Wow, amazing she had the presence of mind to do that in the middle of a stroke!



[#] Fri Jun 20 2014 00:38:01 EDT from ax25

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Wow, that should be a program on your phone.  Snap too it people, as I am too old to learn new things (or so I am told) :-)



[#] Thu Jul 03 2014 16:44:55 EDT from triLcat

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Baby is nearing 8 lbs. Induction may happen this coming Sunday (a week earlier than previously thought)



[#] Fri Jul 04 2014 09:55:55 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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A woman recorded herself having a mini-stroke, which helped doctors
diagnose her:

And when she got to the hospital, the doctor said "wow, that idea was a stroke of genius!"

<< ducks >>

[#] Fri Jul 04 2014 17:16:46 EDT from the_mgt

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Yeah, I had similar symptoms, over the course of 4 weeks. But they were no strokes, more like seizures induced by brain inflammation. Neither me nor the hospital personal had the quick-wittedness to use a mobile phone to record it. Experiencing the left half of your tongue going numb and your speech center changing to drunken mode suddenly out of nowhere is something that distracts you. I have lots of respect for the lady. My incompetent asshole doctor would have not benefitted much from that anyway.

Link to the video of the lady filming herself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7YYWVNG4jA



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