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Mini-vents

I've had the same headache for four days. And I can't take excedrin. :(
Also, for some reason I can't fall asleep till nearly 4 am.
The prednisone will wear off soon....I hope.
 
Hey I just found this part of the forum. Oh oh, I hope I don't need to post regularly.

Today I went to the dentist - oh the dread, my gag reflex is just too strong for fingers at the back of my little mouth - and I have to have a filling. Yeah no big deal to most people, but something else to dread.

Oh yes, and I knocked the washing conditioner off the shelf in the bathroom, the cap broke off and it sprayed everywhere.
 
Things I really don't like, #479:

Trying to determine if I have the same stomach "bug" as one of my kids, or if it's just another day in my life.
 

Lisa

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New York, USA
My husband has not been feeling well since Sunday night/Monday morning when I had to hold him up on the toilet as he was spewing from both ends...he finally went to the doctor today and of course he was feeling a little bit better....

My Mother in law had c-diff about 3 weeks ago and we were at her place for Easter dinner.....hmmmm.....
 

Cat-a-Tonic

Super Moderator
Today's vent: I'm stuck in a vicious cycle. I haven't been sleeping well lately which is making me exhausted. Having my sleep cycle thrown out of whack and being exhausted, that makes me a bit nauseous. Being nauseous makes me not want to eat. Not eating much makes me exhausted. And so on.
 

UnXmas

Banned
My prescription for stoma supplies got lost somewhere between my doctors surgery and the supplier. And that should be so simple to resolve but the doctors' receptionists have no clue whatsoever about how the system for stoma prescriptions works and it's resulted in at least five phone calls over several days. The suppliers have sent me some without a prescription (supposed to arrive tomorrow) but I can't understand how it got to be so incredibly complicated.

This is why I try and stock pile my prescriptions (which my GP doesn't like me doing).
 

Cat-a-Tonic

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I feel so germy. At work, I have a lot of varied duties including that I'm the back-up receptionist. The main receptionist went home sick today and she didn't say what her symptoms were. I disinfected the reception desk twice, but I still keep thinking about what germs might be lurking. I'm probably just a germophobe, but I hate situations like this where I'm forced into a germy situation. This person almost never goes home sick, either - I think in the last 3 or 4 years she's gone home early once (and I'm pretty sure that was due to grief, not illness). So that worries me, she must be really ill. Yuck, I need about a gallon of bleach and a gas mask over here!
 

UnXmas

Banned
I wouldn't worry Cat. Any public place is full of sick people. If you don't get sick from working with other people, using public transport, going into shops, eating out, etc. you're not going to get sick from your co-worker. And the most germy places are hospitals, so if you survive your appointments there, I'm sure you'll be fine.
 

UnXmas

Banned
My stoma bags arrived. :) Now I'm worrying about my painkiller prescription. :ybatty: Does anyone else get embarrassed because you are going to or calling your doctors pretty much every day? My GP surgery is small so the staff do know everyone, but I don't think many patients contact them at least a couple of times a week.
 
AAAAGGGGHHHHH....my four year old got lice at preschool! GROSS GROSS GROSS GROSS GROSS. Seriously....I'm so grossed out right now. I hate bugs. We are clean people. I just want to strip down my whole house and wash everything, but instead I'm stuck at work thinking about it and sending myself into a flare.

All this stress is making me nauseous and giving me diarrhea. I need a vacation!

On another note...any helpful tips on eliminating lice? How do I keep it from coming back since her school doesn't send home kids that have it? Ugh....yuck yuck yuck.
 

Cat-a-Tonic

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Edentenley, I had lice when I was about 13. I seem to recall just having to use a special shampoo and that was basically it. I don't recall my family having to do anything else in a special way - clothes, sheets, etc were just washed normally and that was fine. (This was over 20 years ago so I may not be remembering right - but it sure seems to me that the special shampoo was all it took to get rid of the lice for good.) Try not to stress out too much, yes it's gross and unpleasant, but my experience was that it wasn't too difficult at all to get rid of them. Go out and buy some lice-killing shampoo (make sure to get one that kills both lice and their eggs) and hopefully that does the trick. Good luck!
 

Cat-a-Tonic

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Vent of the day - just had a conversation with a co-worker that went like this:

Her: I think I have a stomach bug.
Me: ... (backs away slowly)
Her: It's okay, I've been using hand sanitizer.
Me: ... um, hand sanitizer doesn't kill norovirus nor c diff. You need bleach or at the very least, thorough handwashing.
Her: ...
Me: ... (backs away even more)

I'm not being paranoid, right? That it really was totally dumb of her to think that hand sanitizer will kill norovirus? For the record, she eats some weird stuff and I'm thinking she probably has food poisoning, so I don't think I'll catch anything, but seriously - some people rely wayyy too much on sanitizer without realizing it doesn't kill everything.
 
AAAAGGGGHHHHH....my four year old got lice at preschool! GROSS GROSS GROSS GROSS GROSS. Seriously....I'm so grossed out right now. I hate bugs. We are clean people. I just want to strip down my whole house and wash everything, but instead I'm stuck at work thinking about it and sending myself into a flare.

All this stress is making me nauseous and giving me diarrhea. I need a vacation!

On another note...any helpful tips on eliminating lice? How do I keep it from coming back since her school doesn't send home kids that have it? Ugh....yuck yuck yuck.
Hi, don't worry. It's quite normal in a primary school environment. At least is means your child is interacting with the other children. But it is a huge hassle to get rid of them. I find them quite interesting really. The problem is, they prefer clean hair, so better to keep the kids dirty!

Some general tips if there is an infection at home: treat all the people in the house with whatever anti-louse product you have - I like dimeticone based products. Some people just use a special comb with hair conditioner for a couple of weeks to get rid of eggs and lice. Then wash all bedding, towels and other things the head comes into contact with (think hats, dressing up clothes, car seat covers......).

My tip to prevent another infection: tea tree oil. I have mixed it with water in a spray bottle and spray my childrens hair before they go to school. Since I have been using it, no infections and their hair smells nice. You can also get preventative sprays that also work well but it does cost more money and they can be greasy.

Hope that helps.
 
Guess ill join here. Just been fatuiged lately. Joints are killing me but i manage to make it. Since starting aza ive been nauses and vomiting a few days a week. Havent eaten as usual due to nasuea. Been going to restroom more often again. Good news is tuesday i see my gi and possible switch meds. Just tired and irritated of feeling sick.
 

fuzzy butterfly

Well-known member
Guess ill join here. Just been fatuiged lately. Joints are killing me but i manage to make it. Since starting aza ive been nauses and vomiting a few days a week. Havent eaten as usual due to nasuea. Been going to restroom more often again. Good news is tuesday i see my gi and possible switch meds. Just tired and irritated of feeling sick.
Hi sorry u are feeling rough. I could not take aza as it sent lft,s sky high n made me sick after taking it. Hope u can find the right meds to help u feel better πŸ’–
 

fuzzy butterfly

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Your welcome. I know its a bugger of a disease. A lot of people havn't heard of it,those that have rarely know much about it really.My aunt had it for many years b4 she died last year. Not of crohns btw. Other issues involed..
Even i knew little of it even so. Only when i got it did i realise just what she dealt with for 40yrs or so. I wish i had known how bad it was for her, not for my own sake but for her sake n that i had been more helpful to her. Like me she tended to play it down to others in her family. So i guess i wouldnt have know really how bad it can be. Iv been in remission for 20mths ish now n i do feel "normal" again. So it can be achieved , just praying it lasts. And praying others can achieve remission also.
Really hope the meds work well for you mustang. Il pray they do. Best wishes πŸ’•
 

fuzzy butterfly

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Hey Dana. Its ok to be angry now n then hun. Its good to have a vent too. Im pretty pi***d off this morning with my joint pain so i having a vent lol arghhhh. So fr***ng sick of it.
Ok me done.. hope you feel better soon hun . :hug: πŸ’•
 
Thanks Ron and Mandy. 😘

I made the best of yesterday. Made a great dinner for the dam, took the little guy after school to an indoor playplace. Overall I just tried to be as normal as possible and it felt good. Damned exhausted by evening but not surprised with that. Start the Humira today and later on my usual mtx so if I feel like trash, I am happy I made the most of yesterday.
Fever all night didn't bode well for sleep, and I'm achy today but my daughter is coming this morning for a visit and will take me to the clinic for the Humira pokes. That will be nice to have her with me. πŸ’•
 
I have been to the bathroom at least five times and I have spent the majority of my wife:s time that she has been awakd in the bathroom.
 

fuzzy butterfly

Well-known member
Thanks Ron and Mandy. 😘

I made the best of yesterday. Made a great dinner for the dam, took the little guy after school to an indoor playplace. Overall I just tried to be as normal as possible and it felt good. Damned exhausted by evening but not surprised with that. Start the Humira today and later on my usual mtx so if I feel like trash, I am happy I made the most of yesterday.
Fever all night didn't bode well for sleep, and I'm achy today but my daughter is coming this morning for a visit and will take me to the clinic for the Humira pokes. That will be nice to have her with me. πŸ’•
Hope all went well. Hope you enjoyed the time with your daughter dispite the shots :hug:πŸ’•
 

fuzzy butterfly

Well-known member
I have been to the bathroom at least five times and I have spent the majority of my wife:s time that she has been awakd in the bathroom.
Oh Ron you n that toilet!! I really need to come over n have a word with your belly mate ☺. Hope it settles down soon n you feel better :hug:
 

fuzzy butterfly

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Aw bless you Ron. Thats a lovely thought. If i find myself with some spare money . I might just pop in .☺ likewise you n your good lady would be welcome here too. πŸ’• God bless you both πŸ’ž
 
Nice time with my daughter. Got my Humira injections...one in each thigh and one on each side of my abdomen. I'm drowsy and nauseated now. Ugh
 
DanaBanana did they figure out your fevers yet? Im still going strong with mine had antibiotics again and as usual it did not work ughhh
 

fuzzy butterfly

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DanaBanana did they figure out your fevers yet? Im still going strong with mine had antibiotics again and as usual it did not work ughhh
Hi Christi, I'm wondering if any of the meds you are taking could be causing the fever as a side effect. Have you looked into that hun. Hope you feel better soon :ysmile:
 
10 hour's kip lastnight and still I'm like an extra from night of the living dead lol think i will join you all and shout AAARRRGGHH not too loud though may wake the nieghbours ☺☺☺ that's if i don't start off my non essential tremors lol to anybody who drinks douwe egberts coffee loosen the lid with a knife before attempting to open it it's rather expensive to send the jar and contents flying all over the kitchen ☺☺☺ rant over and back to bed zzzZZZ catch you all on the flip side πŸ˜‰
 
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DanaBanana did they figure out your fevers yet? Im still going strong with mine had antibiotics again and as usual it did not work ughhh
Hi Christi, after rounds of tests all coming back showing no signs of others infections, it's been decided my daily fevers are just my own immune response. So it's my crohns. Sucks...not that I was wanting another illness of some kind but an end to these relentless fevers would be great. They've gotten worse this week, meaning the fever is just steady...when usually it'll come down some by morning then climb midday, peaking at the evening hours. These days I feel it all night, wake up in the morning still hot and muddle through my day and evening with it. Just doesn't let up. Sigh.
Feeling the metho hangover today and still nauseated from the Humira load yesterday. Bleck!

So maybe you're just lucky like me....our immune response gives us fevers. πŸ˜›
 
Glad you had a nice time with your daughter Danaβ˜ΊπŸ’–
Thank you! It made my day. Later she posted the sweetest, most wonderful, thing to me on my Facebook wall. She's not one to really speak her feelings so it was extremely emotional for me. Made my eyes leak and heart soar! 😍
 

Lisa

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Location
New York, USA
ugh...battling a head and chest cold all week now.....am supposed to be out of town next week for training.....don't think I will be volunteering to take part in the OC spray (Pepper spray) portion of the class!!!
 

fuzzy butterfly

Well-known member
Thank you! It made my day. Later she posted the sweetest, most wonderful, thing to me on my Facebook wall. She's not one to really speak her feelings so it was extremely emotional for me. Made my eyes leak and heart soar! 😍
Aw how lovely ☺. Just shows what an old softy i am.. im filling up just reading your post hun. So pleased you had a great time with her. ☺
 

fuzzy butterfly

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ugh...battling a head and chest cold all week now.....am supposed to be out of town next week for training.....don't think I will be volunteering to take part in the OC spray (Pepper spray) portion of the class!!!
Aw lisa sorry your are battling the cold hun. Hope you feel better soon πŸ’•. Not sure id do the pepper spray one cold or not πŸ˜†
 

Lisa

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Location
New York, USA
Aw lisa sorry your are battling the cold hun. Hope you feel better soon ��. Not sure id do the pepper spray one cold or not ��
I'm not too keen on it myself, but it is a somewhat necessary evil. :devil::devil:

At least we have it in writing that it is voluntary....and I think I know of a few other people who will not be taking part in that section.
 

Lisa

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Location
New York, USA
What is it that you do ,if you dont mind my asking. Please feel free to tell me to mind own btw lol. ��
I don't mind....officially, I am a Fire Protection Specialist, and I work for New York State in the Office of Fire Prevention and Control, which is part of the State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.....

What that actually means is I am a State Fire Marshal.....the training next week is our Peace Officer update class where we will work on handcuffing, batons, pepper spray and legal stuff...
 
I don't mind....officially, I am a Fire Protection Specialist, and I work for New York State in the Office of Fire Prevention and Control, which is part of the State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.....

What that actually means is I am a State Fire Marshal.....the training next week is our Peace Officer update class where we will work on handcuffing, batons, pepper spray and legal stuff...
Oooo you're a Badass!!!! I'm jelly!!! The only Badass thing I can pull off is slaying spiders for my men. Both my son who still lives at home, and my man, are terrified of spiders. It's pretty hilarious, actually. 😁
 
Aw how lovely ☺. Just shows what an old softy i am.. im filling up just reading your post hun. So pleased you had a great time with her. ☺
Here's what she wrote....grab a tissue or two:
"I love you more than words mama. Xoxoxox you're more than my mom, more than my friend. You make everything seem so simple, so easy, so strong and safe. Your pedestal is higher than I ever thought I could put you on. Life is tough, sometimes unfair, but the love around you and the love you show will always push aside the fears and hard days. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•"

She's going to be 21yrs old in March. I can't believe she's a young woman already. I worry all the time if I did enough, taught her enough, and prepared her enough for this big world. I worry one day she'll be inviting me to join her in therapy for "Mother Issues" hahaha

I'm very blessed by my kids. It's helping me these days because I've been feeling so depressed, sad, and angry with this disease and feeling like my body has betrayed me.
Unbeknownst to my daughter, she just pulled me out of darkness with her bright spirit, raw emotion, and tender love. πŸ’•
 

fuzzy butterfly

Well-known member
Oh Dana im only just able to see enough to write this . Good job you warned me about the tissues. That was such a beautiful message. Aw bless her i love her for that n i dont know her. That must mean soooo much to you.
I would say you did really good on bring her up going of that my darling. Im so happy that this has helped bring you through the darkness. Always a light shinning just gotta come upon it. That post was your light . Love n hugs πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
 

fuzzy butterfly

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Wow Dana is right on ... i was thinking more on the police line .. i bet that is really interesting. Go girl !!! . Like Dana i deal with the spiders as my badass thing, my son is 26 n mummy has to catch them lol.β˜ΊπŸ’•
 
Stepping on spider's is easy or roches had a nice fat juicy roache eyeing me up in the last apartment i stayed in last year in durban swatted the lil critter with 1 of my gazelles then picked it up and flushed it down the loo not scared but feeling like a draw full of old pants on top of a lung condition doesn't help much to anyone here who holds down a job i have maximum respect for you πŸ˜‰
 
Roache had it coming and squish spider's when they crawl up my bare bit's lol if they're in a web in the corner of a window or a somewherr i leave them be and name them insy or fred low maintenance pet's and rather fun to watch them go a hunting and fill their webs with juicy succulent flies and whatnot ☺☺☺
 

fuzzy butterfly

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I do leave the smaller ones as spiders clear up a lot of pest u dont want .. but the huge ones are outa the door asap, dont like the ones that are big enough to eat at a table lol ☺☺
 
Roache had it coming and squish spider's when they crawl up my bare bit's lol if they're in a web in the corner of a window or a somewherr i leave them be and name them insy or fred low maintenance pet's and rather fun to watch them go a hunting and fill their webs with juicy succulent flies and whatnot ☺☺☺
I leave the ones alone outside. But if they come inside, that's my turf and I didn't invite you. I squash them then cuz I don't want them breeding.
That reminds me last year, we were all chilling in the garage. This big fat spider crawls up. So I stepped on it. Then I shrieked like a schoolgirl as I saw what looked like a million teeny tiny spiders scurry away from the squashed spider, I was them jumping around everywhere like I was stepping on hot coals trying to end the hostile take over. Turns out it had been one of those crawlers that carries it egg sack on them. Grossest damn thing I've ever experienced. Still get the heebie jeebies when I think about it.
 
Did that as a kid was like omg wtf never seen one of them spider's since though always wanted to in Spain they have these harmless looking tiny black and white spider's that jump at you about 12 inches into the air which is rather amusing especially if you have never seen them before ☺☺☺ had a lil furball kitten named ratita we would play flick the cricket at each other until she got bored and detoured them lol lovely crunching sound and the legs and wings fell out of the corners of her lil mouth ☺☺☺
 
Dana it could be like you said , they keep treating me with antibiotics for infection and the other i think of is the imuran maybe
 
Dana it could be like you said , they keep treating me with antibiotics for infection and the other i think of is the imuran maybe
What about blood work to look for infection? My Dr sent me for a full workup including blood cultures. Everything was fine except my white blood cell count was up, which on its own isn't surprising because of the mtx and active crohns. They shouldn't be continuing to give you antibiotics of there's no real sign of infection. Sigh I'm sorry...it's such a pain going through all this. Im no help really because I feel like trash today. Nauseated and abdominal pain, and my usual fever has me miserable.
 
What about blood work to look for infection? My Dr sent me for a full workup including blood cultures. Everything was fine except my white blood cell count was up, which on its own isn't surprising because of the mtx and active crohns. They shouldn't be continuing to give you antibiotics of there's no real sign of infection. Sigh I'm sorry...it's such a pain going through all this. Im no help really because I feel like trash today. Nauseated and abdominal pain, and my usual fever has me miserable.
Do you take probiotics? If you do, I am told you should double them while you are on antibiotics.
 
Had wbc issues before something i noticed at the time was this nauseous giddy feeling in my guts like a ticklely churning seems to have come back recently like walking on a ship and wanting to throw up
 
Recall the first time i had that sensation got diagnosed with helicobactar took the meds to eradicate it and was told it had gone and would never come back also been told that wbc means your bodies fighting infection sometimes reckon gps don't know their ass from their tits ☺☺☺
 

Cat-a-Tonic

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I need to vent. Work has been ridiculous. I've been working with the budget numbers for this year but one of the managers changed her numbers multiple times, so basically everything is wrong and needs to be redone (yet again, because I've redone everything multiple times now!). And all I hear is that I'm wrong, that I must have done something wrong. I'm not wrong, it's just that everything is super convoluted because there were so many changes and I'm trying to fix things. It's driving me insane. I just want to never look at these numbers ever again. I have a headache and I'm in a foul mood and I just want to not deal with this anymore. But I have to deal with it and it sucks and I just hate it. Ugh.
 
I need to vent. Work has been ridiculous. I've been working with the budget numbers for this year but one of the managers changed her numbers multiple times, so basically everything is wrong and needs to be redone (yet again, because I've redone everything multiple times now!). And all I hear is that I'm wrong, that I must have done something wrong. I'm not wrong, it's just that everything is super convoluted because there were so many changes and I'm trying to fix things. It's driving me insane. I just want to never look at these numbers ever again. I have a headache and I'm in a foul mood and I just want to not deal with this anymore. But I have to deal with it and it sucks and I just hate it. Ugh.
Sending support.
 
I need to vent. Work has been ridiculous. I've been working with the budget numbers for this year but one of the managers changed her numbers multiple times, so basically everything is wrong and needs to be redone (yet again, because I've redone everything multiple times now!). And all I hear is that I'm wrong, that I must have done something wrong. I'm not wrong, it's just that everything is super convoluted because there were so many changes and I'm trying to fix things. It's driving me insane. I just want to never look at these numbers ever again. I have a headache and I'm in a foul mood and I just want to not deal with this anymore. But I have to deal with it and it sucks and I just hate it. Ugh.
How frustrating!!! Let's hope that this is the last do-over for you. Big hugs.
 

Cat-a-Tonic

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I just need to vent today. My husband has a few very needy friends and he's always rescuing them from bad situations. These people are adults (in their 30s and 40s) but it's like they're children with the amount of rescuing they seem to need.

Here's the current situation - my hubby recently bought a newer, nicer vehicle for a very good price. His old vehicle was fairly junky but still ran okay, it was still a working vehicle but older with high mileage and some issues. He has a friend who needed a car, so the friend had bought a really crappy car for $600 but that car died the very next day and friend can't afford to fix it. So, my hubby gave his junky car to his friend (technically he sold it to him for $1, I remember watching an episode of a TV show and it said that legally you have to sell a car for something or you can get into some sort of legal issues, but essentially hubby gave his friend the car). We made sure that friend was informed of junky vehicle's issues and quirks.

Well, it's 2 whole weeks later and friend and friend's wife decided to take junky vehicle on a multi-state road trip. Not the wisest decision since we did tell him that junky vehicle has some issues. He did it anyway. They got into a multi-car accident like 3 states away. I'm not sure of the details of what happened there, but apparently they got the car towed and got it running. They made it 2 states closer to home and then junky car apparently properly died.

So, hubby's driving 3+ hours to go rescue them. This is after he rescued them by giving them a car that they wrecked 2 weeks later. To sum up - he gave them a car, they almost immediately wrecked and killed the car, and now he's going to rescue them and bring them home. Seriously. These friends just seem like they're taking such advantage of my husband! They're nice people, but they're leeches. I'm seriously mad. I know they didn't intentionally wreck the car, but come on. Nobody's luck is that bad. They've been through 2 cars in as many weeks. Nobody does that! Especially not when you're handed a free car! Ugh, that just makes me mad.

I think my hubby is upset too but he's not showing it. Junky car was a car that he loved (at one time it was a really nice car) and he had a hard time getting rid of it. He trusted his friend to take care of it. That it's wrecked and dead only 2 weeks after he said goodbye to that car, I know hubby has got to be upset about that. It's just so not cool. I don't even want to talk to these so-called friends anymore. I just want to yell, "We gave you a car and you F'ed it all up! What is wrong with you??" Who even takes a car like that out of state? You're just asking for trouble. I think these friends are trouble and we're asking for trouble by remaining friends with them.

Adding to this situation, though, is that hubby works with friend. In fact, friend was the guy who hired hubby. Hubby has a job because of friend, and that's not nothing. So it's not like he can stop being friends with the guy, because he sees him every day at work. So, ugh. It's a really frustrating situation. I'm just so disappointed in the whole situation.
 

scottsma

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Location
Tynemouth,
I enjoyed reading your post,it was like a mini novel.I understand your hubby's attachment to his old car,my hubby's the same.
This sort of annoyance is just "life" really.Other people are never what we would like them to be.Unfortunately,something else will come along,and this episode will be forgotten.I hope you feel much better getting it all out though.
 

Cat-a-Tonic

Super Moderator
Yeah, I can understand his attachment to his junky old car too. I drive a 15 year old car with nearly 200,000 miles on the odometer (my car isn't junky though, it's still mechanically good, hardly any rust, still has all 4 hubcaps, doesn't look nor sound junky, etc). And I love my old car and I'll be sad when it's time to put her out to pasture (I sure won't be giving her to anybody!).

It is sort of like a novel. Or a soap opera. :p I hate drama in my life, I like it when nothing happens and everything is just calm and quiet. There's been so much drama in my life lately, that's probably why I'm flaring. Since May, my grandpa died, we put my grandma in a care facility, I injured my finger badly when doing yard work, then a few weeks ago I flared up, and now this situation with friend and junky car. 2016 has been too eventful of a year for me. I would like to just hibernate for all of 2017 please.
 
Yeah, I can understand his attachment to his junky old car too. I drive a 15 year old car with nearly 200,000 miles on the odometer (my car isn't junky though, it's still mechanically good, hardly any rust, still has all 4 hubcaps, doesn't look nor sound junky, etc). And I love my old car and I'll be sad when it's time to put her out to pasture (I sure won't be giving her to anybody!).

It is sort of like a novel. Or a soap opera. [emoji14] I hate drama in my life, I like it when nothing happens and everything is just calm and quiet. There's been so much drama in my life lately, that's probably why I'm flaring. Since May, my grandpa died, we put my grandma in a care facility, I injured my finger badly when doing yard work, then a few weeks ago I flared up, and now this situation with friend and junky car. 2016 has been too eventful of a year for me. I would like to just hibernate for all of 2017 please.
Me too
 
I've had six colds this year, basically from January to June. Mostly due to a revolting co-worker who coughs and sneezes with his mouth open, and never washes his hands. I just quit my job at the end of July, and hopefully that will be the "cure". I've also had strep, oral thrush, and now a yeast infection. I just saw my GI, and he wants me to stay on Imuran. I'm already at the lowest dose. I intend to be a hermit for a while, and try to recuperate. It drains you, being ill all the time. Money will be tight, but I want to get better. Btw on my last day of work, the guy said, maybe we'll see each other around once in a while, and I replied: Bye.
 
I've had six colds this year, basically from January to June. Mostly due to a revolting co-worker who coughs and sneezes with his mouth open, and never washes his hands. I just quit my job at the end of July, and hopefully that will be the "cure". I've also had strep, oral thrush, and now a yeast infection. I just saw my GI, and he wants me to stay on Imuran. I'm already at the lowest dose. I intend to be a hermit for a while, and try to recuperate. It drains you, being ill all the time. Money will be tight, but I want to get better. Btw on my last day of work, the guy said, maybe we'll see each other around once in a while, and I replied: Bye.
Wishing you the best
 

fuzzy butterfly

Well-known member
Hi folks... you know what shit always happens when you least need it..it aint good at the best of times but when you are struggling one way or another , more shit is just what you dont want..
I always say tho.. this too will pass n try to find a positive to think about instead..

Love hugs n support to you all..keep your chin up as best you can. πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’œ:ghug:
 
Hi folks... you what shit always happens when you least need it..it aint good at the best of times but when are struggling one way or another , more shit is just what you want..
I always say tho.. this too will pass n try to find a positive to think about instead..

Love hugs n support to you all..chin your chin up as best you can. πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’œ:ghug:
Look on the positive
 
My vent of the day is that my car has an antifreeze leak. Everytime it seems like bills start piling up, something goes wrong with the car (it's 16 years old in good condition). I hate paying money for car repairs. I'm trying to figure out when to get it fixed because I have something to do this weekend, but I don't want to let it go and get out of control. :(
 

scottsma

Well-known member
Location
Tynemouth,
My mini vent today is.......I had to cancel an appointment which I had cancelled last week and rebooked for today.Last weeks was a morning appt.and I was back and forwards to the bathroom,todays was for mid PM and I'm really not up to going,for the same reasons.I know I'll be ok later,but don't want to chance it.The receptionist asked if I wanted to re book again,and I said I'd get back to them later.Oh, the joy of Crohn's.At least it wasn't a party,although I don't go to many of them to be honest.hahaha.
 

Lisa

Adminstrator
Location
New York, USA
My vent of the day is that my car has an antifreeze leak. Everytime it seems like bills start piling up, something goes wrong with the car (it's 16 years old in good condition). I hate paying money for car repairs. I'm trying to figure out when to get it fixed because I have something to do this weekend, but I don't want to let it go and get out of control. :(
Is it from the radiator? Barrs' Stop Leak is AWESOME stuff for minor leaks....if you can still get it (I forget if you are in the US?).....

I crashed an employers' truck years ago, pushed the grille into the radiator...after we pulled it out (I worked for an auto parts store at the time)...we used the stop leak and I kept on driving the truck for thousands of miles!!!
 
Is it from the radiator? Barrs' Stop Leak is AWESOME stuff for minor leaks....if you can still get it (I forget if you are in the US?).....

I crashed an employers' truck years ago, pushed the grille into the radiator...after we pulled it out (I worked for an auto parts store at the time)...we used the stop leak and I kept on driving the truck for thousands of miles!!!
I have no idea where it's coming from. I told my dad a month ago that I thought my antifreeze was low because my engine would get hot kinda quick and, sure enough, the level was low. He refilled it but just checked it the other day and it's lower again. I drive by an auto parts place on the way home so I can pick up some of the stuff you mention to see if it helps. I am in the US. :)
 

Cat-a-Tonic

Super Moderator
Vent of the day - I'm flaring and I've lost weight. I'm down 6ish lbs. Trying to eat enough in a day to at least maintain my weight is hard, I don't have much appetite and I don't think I'm absorbing calories particularly well right now. It sucks, when my weight starts spiraling down like this it's like my body is screaming at me, "You are ill and something is very wrong with you!" It's not a "good" weight loss, you know? It's a scary, sick weight loss, not a healthy weight loss.

But, I stupidly mentioned this to a couple co-workers when they asked how I'm doing. I said I'm flaring and not doing well at all (they know I've been out sick a few times recently) and that I've lost some weight. My co-workers were like, uh, that's not a problem, I'd love to have an illness that makes me lose weight. And I was like, nope, just believe me on this one, you seriously don't want this because this is hell. I think one co-worker started to understand, but seriously. Never say that you want an illness, especially not to someone with an illness! What is wrong with people!? You want my illness? Climb into my colon and take it, I will gladly trade places with you! Ugh, healthy people just have no clue. None at all.
 
Vent of the day - I'm flaring and I've lost weight. I'm down 6ish lbs. Trying to eat enough in a day to at least maintain my weight is hard, I don't have much appetite and I don't think I'm absorbing calories particularly well right now. It sucks, when my weight starts spiraling down like this it's like my body is screaming at me, "You are ill and something is very wrong with you!" It's not a "good" weight loss, you know? It's a scary, sick weight loss, not a healthy weight loss.

But, I stupidly mentioned this to a couple co-workers when they asked how I'm doing. I said I'm flaring and not doing well at all (they know I've been out sick a few times recently) and that I've lost some weight. My co-workers were like, uh, that's not a problem, I'd love to have an illness that makes me lose weight. And I was like, nope, just believe me on this one, you seriously don't want this because this is hell. I think one co-worker started to understand, but seriously. Never say that you want an illness, especially not to someone with an illness! What is wrong with people!? You want my illness? Climb into my colon and take it, I will gladly trade places with you! Ugh, healthy people just have no clue. None at all.
I hope you feel better soon. I have said that I wouldn't wish IBD on my worst enemy.
 
My vent of the day is the fact that the guy at the cafe today at work treated me like crap when he made an error. I always ask for a burger with cheese and no bun (Celiac). It really is not that complicated. He forgot to tell the cooks to make it with out the bun, so when I went up there, I said it was wrong and he gave me this look and told me he couldn't take food back after it has already been "outside." The stupid thing was, I hadn't even taken it off the counter where HE PUT IT! I said, "I cannot eat this. Can you please make me another one?" His reply was no, but I was adamant I could not eat it because I was gluten-free. Some lady from the business office had the nerve to say, "I guess you'll just have to eat it then." I wanted so bad to turn to her and say, "Did I ask you?!? Do you want me to get sick while I'm at work?!?" Finally, the guy took the burger back, but I wonder now if he just had them remove the bun. I am NEVER ordering from the cafe again. This is the 2nd time he has made the error and the 1st time he gave me an attitude. Of course, he's had an attitude with me for a while, but I don't know why. I am always nice about my order and I smile at him. No longer. You treat me like crap - especially for no reason, you lose my respect.
 
There is no reason for them to treat you like that.
I'm planning to ask who the cafe supervisor is and let them know of the situation. I work in a retirement community and customer service is key. I really hope he doesn't act like that towards residents. I was so irritated and put off by the whole situation, but I think I handled it well at the time since I didn't want to create a scene in front of my co-workers. Fortunately, I was able to vent to my friends when I went and sat at the table. I don't think it was appropriate for the guy to treat me as if it was my fault. He never apologized or offered to fix it. :(
 
I'm planning to ask who the cafe supervisor is and let them know of the situation. I work in a retirement community and customer service is key. I really hope he doesn't act like that towards residents. I was so irritated and put off by the whole situation, but I think I handled it well at the time since I didn't want to create a scene in front of my co-workers. Fortunately, I was able to vent to my friends when I went and sat at the table. I don't think it was appropriate for the guy to treat me as if it was my fault. He never apologized or offered to fix it. :(
Sorry
 
My mini-vent of the day is that I am having a lot of trouble finding an apartment that I can afford and that's safe. I really want to be closer to work, but I work near the beaches, so that's very expensive. Everything I look at either gets bad ratings, is out of my price range, or in a known crime area. The problem is that I cannot afford more than $650 a month (I would really like to stay below $600) and every place that I've found that meets the budget is not something I want to move into. :(
 

Cat-a-Tonic

Super Moderator
MissLeopard, could you find a roommate to help bring costs down? Or, would it be possible that you live a bit farther away and commute some days and work from home at times? Or, possibly, you could live in a slightly pricier and closer place, and save costs in other ways, like walking or bicycling to work? Just brainstorming some ideas for you. I don't envy you, it's apparently not a great time for renters. When we bought our house, we were shocked to learn that our monthly mortgage payment would be less than what we were paying monthly in rent. And that was a few years ago and I've read that things have only gotten worse for renters since then, which sounds awful. I hope you can find something good and affordable.
 
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