Discussion in 'Free Range' started by megatron, Aug 11, 2020.
Is it better or worse to know that it’s just as likely to have been in the hot chocolate mix?
I would say a little better if it were in the mix because then I didn’t kill it. It would’ve already been dead. I will be forever checking the mix now.
@virgo if it makes you feel any better - even if it was in the kettle, it was probably already dead otherwise it would have run out of there the second it started moving or when you opened it to pour in water.
The last fewl better option is that it was that spider's time to go. The universe just used the kettle to do its dirty work.
^ Always a hollow reassurance.
The dumbest thing about me feeling guilty is if it had been alive somewhere in the apartment, I would’ve made Ryan kill it. I guess that’s a little different though because it’s quick and hopefully mostly painless.
Ugh, I’ve had pubis symphisis dysfunction this pregnancy, and with PT it had gotten better, but Minnow’s recent growth spurt has reaggravated it. It feels like my groin’s being ripped apart, and it fucking hurts. It should go away when she’s born, but considering that will probably happen via c-section, it will be just trading one form a pain for a worse one.
I’m just feeling whiny about the whole business and need some chocolate.
Unrelated, my friend referred to cassowaries as “battle emus” and it tickled my funny bone way more than it should have.
Groin being ripped apart honestly sounds worse than managed c section pain.
I wouldn’t recommend either one
I’ve only experienced one (twice) but hard agree.
Same when I saw someone on Twitter refer to Elon Musk as “Space Karen.”
Are we still doing the Christmas card/gift exchange?
Anyone who wants to take charge of that can. I nominate not me.
Ugh sorry Fish. I had that with both my pregnancies too, and it’s so painful. It gets better after birth, but in my experience, still takes a bit before your pelvis doesn’t feels like a bunch of bones grinding together.
@megatron glad to hear it went away!
Fry’s class is going through a dinosaur unit, and the number of outdated dinosaur depictions (bipedal dinosaurs being depicted more upright than horizontally postured) is making me twitchy. I don’t fault the teachers for using these, this is just a personal thing.
SIL sent us video of nephew opening the gifts we got him. We sent him a desk top inflatable tube man, like you see at car dealerships, and he thinks it’s the coolest. He named him Willy Wiggler Now he’s refusing to call his grandparents because he would rather read the books we sent him! I miss that kid so much.
It’s really rare that I have issues with my doctor but his response to my email this morning is irritating me. I’ve gained a bunch of weight and now I’m having lower back pain. It’s been constant since probably October which is why I bought the Pilates reformer that I’ve been using every day since it came. Anyways, I emailed him this morning about pain management options because I would like to be able to have less pain right now (sometimes it’s hard to put pants in the morning because of pain/stiffness). I’m pretty sure this pain will go away when the weight comes off but easing the pain in the meantime would be very helpful. I asked him what I can do for pain management and his response was physical therapy and, if it doesn’t go away, an X-ray. Ummm ok? Physical therapy ins’t pain management. I replied pointing that out and being very clear that I want to know if I can take ibuprofen for long term (2ish weeks) or if hot/cold therapy would be better. Now I’m thinking I should look into switching doctors because his initial response was so dismissive. I was actually shocked when I read it because it didn’t address my question at all. I understand if he doesn’t want me taking drugs for that long but he didn’t even address it.
And to be clear, I’m fine with doing physical therapy. I have exercises from when I had the sciatica issue back in the Spring. I have a routine in the morning that incorporates some of the moves from that.
I’m sorry you didn’t get the answers you were looking for; was their second response more receptive?
I have a couple friends with chronic pain issues who’ve found getting any sort of pain med/pain management suggestions has become tougher since the opioid epidemic.
His second response was better. He answered my question about ibuprofen (he said 600mg is ok to take) and said to go ahead with both hot and cold therapy. I know the opioid crisis is affecting doctor’s decisions about pain management. It sucks. I don’t like taking anything other than Aleve or Advil but maybe he thought in my first email that I wanted the hard stuff. Could’ve been a misunderstanding.
Anyone have any advice on which food delivery service is most likely to be useful in Florida? (BiteSquad, Grubhub, DoorDash, etc.) One of our friends is flying out for her facial feminization surgery and we'd love to send something that'd be useful. Unfortunately, I don't know the exact city (Z's trying to figure it out).
Doordash or Uber Eats in my experience.
No experience with FL but in general those will get you the most options if you don’t know their favorite places to eat.
Awesome! Around here, BiteSquad is probably most popular but I know it isn’t everywhere.