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monster 08-24-2017 07:45 PM

beest's chemo infusion cancelled due to some immunity stat or other (WBC Ok, something else). Stupid insurance company trying not to pay for the drug he needs to fix it so he can get infusion next week.

glatt 08-25-2017 08:23 AM

Insurance companies suck.

Gravdigr 08-25-2017 12:50 PM

That they do.

BigV 08-25-2017 12:58 PM

Seems like they have a built-in conflict of interest.

monster 08-25-2017 08:25 PM

indeed. fixed after no small amount of work on our part over a period of two days -had to go to hospital to get it yesterday and today, home injection stuff should arrive tomorrow. should. which is good because the doc wasn't really happy about delaying an extra week. this is kind of vital :(

Griff 08-25-2017 09:12 PM

Jesus...

fargon 08-25-2017 09:14 PM

That's not good.

monster 08-26-2017 10:35 PM

it arrived in time ....right in the few minutes I was home from the all day water polo tourney grabbing some stuff between games for hungry/thirsty players.... and apparently it needed to be refrigerated immediately upon receipt, so we got lucky by about 6 hours :rolleyes:

....woulda been ok really, probably, b/c it came in a free Styrofoam coolbox and would prob have lasted, but a little warning wouldn't have hurt. -We knew no-one was expected to be in,-beest requested no signature required, but we could have fixed something up

Clodfobble 08-26-2017 11:58 PM

Glad it worked out, despite fuckery from the professionals.

Gravdigr 08-27-2017 02:22 PM

Fuckery.

That's exactly the word for it.

Fuckery.

Gravdigr 08-27-2017 02:23 PM

I think insurance executives denying people life-saving medication should have to do so in person.

fargon 08-27-2017 06:08 PM

That's good Monster, that the meds came in the nick of time.

limey 08-29-2017 03:16 AM

Fucking fuckery.

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Pico and ME 08-31-2017 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by monster (Post 994664)
b/c it came in a free Styrofoam coolbox

Ha! Thats how I think of the ones my Xeloda sometimes comes in. "Cool. A FREE cooler!" :D

xoxoxoBruce 08-31-2017 11:52 PM

I'm sure they can afford that free cooler without denting their bottom line. :rolleyes:

Griff 09-01-2017 07:48 AM

I miss seeing footfootfoot in this monkey house.

xoxoxoBruce 09-01-2017 11:49 AM

Yeah, me too. I lost his email, phone is not in service, hasn't answered my PM.
I wrote him a letter this morning hoping he'll reply. :(

Gravdigr 09-01-2017 01:00 PM

Yeah, I kinda miss ol Footy.

Seems like someone pissed him off, and I remember thinking "He prolly won't be back.".

I hope he comes back.

Griff 09-01-2017 01:23 PM

His ex tries to get dirt on him here...

xoxoxoBruce 09-01-2017 04:11 PM

Got an email from him. :girlband:

monster 09-01-2017 07:26 PM

just to let y'all know, infusion was able to go ahead today. if I liked cool beer, I'd use that cooler to chill some. Sadly, the chemo beest gets makes him extremely cold sensitive so we'll have to find a more inventive way to used it to flip a bird at big pharma. Is this an appropriate time to joke about storage for severed pumpkin heads?

Griff 09-02-2017 08:59 AM

Anything goes, anytime.

Gravdigr 09-11-2017 03:03 PM

Just not very happy ATM with the world I live in.:sadpace:

Also, trying the 'new' bar tonight.

Prediction: Ugh.

Griff 09-13-2017 07:08 AM

Let's be careful out there.

anonymous 06-06-2018 09:27 PM

"I've decided I will come home in one month."
"That's not how this works, honey."
"What are the steps I need to complete?"
"Well, you'll need to develop a sense of empathy for other people."
"I don't value empathy."
"Yeah, that's the problem."
"But I don't want to change."
"I know."
"But what do I need to do to come home?!"
"Change."
"I don't want to change."
"I know."
"I don't see why I can't do the work from home."
"Because you might kill someone."
"Not anyone important. Some lives matter more than others."
"And that's why they won't let you go home."
"But what are the steps I need to complete so they will let me go home?"


It's fucking endless. And his mom is still like, "Oh, the average stay is 45 days, so let's cross our fingers for that." As if she's fermenting cabbage, instead of trying to convince a schizophrenic to stop being so schizophrenic.

sexobon 06-06-2018 09:38 PM

That's reminiscent of the old bit ...

How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb?

Well, it only takes one psychologist; but, the light bulb has to really want to change.

Griff 06-07-2018 07:11 AM

The light bulbs mom has to want to change as well... speaking of a message I know is waiting on my phone at work.

Gravdigr 06-07-2018 04:50 PM

Quote:

...instead of trying to convince a schizophrenic to stop being so schizophrenic.
I think I may see part of the prollum right here.

"Have ya tried not being so schizophrenic, Bob?"

"Yes, I've tried."

"Well, try harder."

:eyebrow:

footfootfoot 02-11-2020 07:27 PM

Probably this belongs in "What sucks like a pail of leeches?" but whatevs.


This past weekend a friend and neighbor committed suicide. He had a lot of health issues, chronic pain, a few other contributing factors.


He didn't seem the type, he was so cheerful and outgoing, generous, helpful, funny, smart, etc. etc.


I guess he felt he had enough or had painted himself into a corner.


It was a shocker to everyone. I'm not going to be able to walk over and shoot the shit about meaningless b.s. anymore.


It just pretty much sucks.

BigV 02-11-2020 07:32 PM

so sorry man.

:comfort:

glatt 02-11-2020 07:56 PM

Iím sorry, foot

Undertoad 02-11-2020 08:02 PM

Sorry to hear this man.

fargon 02-11-2020 08:13 PM

Sorry for your loss.

xoxoxoBruce 02-12-2020 12:52 AM

That sucks bigtime for you and the others left behind.

Quote:

He didn't seem the type, he was so cheerful and outgoing, generous, helpful, funny, smart, etc. etc.
That's a common misconception, most people would tag a goth, black wearing, mopey, recluse as a likely candidate, but they are usually not the one except by accident.
It's the ones like you described who put on at least a semi-happy face and shocks the shit out of everyone.

Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose, so is death.

Clodfobble 02-12-2020 07:30 AM

I'm sorry, foot. :(

Griff 02-12-2020 07:49 AM

Damnit. Sorry Foot.

lumberjim 02-12-2020 11:03 AM

Sorry about your friend.

Gravdigr 02-13-2020 04:52 AM

Sorry to hear about your friend my friend.

Suicide always seems such a selfish act.

We never know what other people are carrying, or how they carrying it.

Try to remember him for the friend he was, that's about all ya can do.

It works for me. Sometimes.

limey 02-13-2020 07:53 AM

So sorry, Foots.

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monster 02-16-2020 09:43 AM

sorry foots :(


My stone is being bummed by beest not being here. Life is so hard emotionally without him. I'm going through the motions, I can do the things, trying to fake it til I make it. but it's all so empty. And life keeps throwing more and more shit at me like if I eventually have enough to deal with I won''t have anything left to mope with and I'll suddenly snap out of it and figure it out. Rather than suddenly snap.

I am getting more sleep since my job ended, but now I'm dreaming and those are scary and upsetting. At the end of my job, we had to take everything in the store -all the fixtures, fittings, electronics, stationery, everything out of our offices etc and put it on public display. Nothing super personal, so not a bit deal (although weird because I'd been in my office for 5 years). Last night I dreamed the team did that with all my personal possessions :(

lumberjim 02-16-2020 09:48 PM

Right. Adversity is the cure for depression.

monster 02-16-2020 11:20 PM

Oh I know it isn't, it just feels like the universe is testing it as giving it a go....

lumberjim 02-16-2020 11:48 PM

No, I really think that. If you have no adversity, I think you're more susceptible to depression. You don't have time to do anything but react. Keeps you out of your past and future.

You're a bad ass. You'll get it done. Might take a minute, but you'll do it

limey 02-17-2020 03:20 PM

Canít get home. Storm Dennis has shoved a load of stones into the harbour of my island home and the ferry cannot get out of the harbour mouth.
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...ae4b450958.jpg


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Griff 02-17-2020 03:27 PM

These are some extreme measures just to keep Europe out.

Seriously though, that is a bummer.

limey 02-17-2020 03:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Griff (Post 1046750)
These are some extreme measures just to keep Europe out.



Seriously though, that is a bummer.



Thanks. If this was England, it could indeed be anti-EU measures, but Scotland is, broadly speaking, pro-EU ....


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xoxoxoBruce 02-18-2020 12:02 AM

Have the given a time table for getting things going again?

limey 02-18-2020 04:21 AM

No. The council website still claims there are no ferry disruptions.

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xoxoxoBruce 02-18-2020 08:43 AM

That's probably because they're all out there moving rocks and haven't had a chance to update. :rolleyes:
All that rock slid/washed down off the land, not kicked up by waves, right?

Gravdigr 02-18-2020 08:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by limey (Post 1046751)
...anti-EU...pro-EU ....

I've always thought that was awfully close to 'eeww'. Too close.

Gravdigr 02-18-2020 08:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1046776)
All that rock slid/washed down off the land, not kicked up by waves, right?

I was thinking the other way 'round. Having said that, I have no clue.:bonk:

glatt 02-18-2020 09:06 AM

Seems like an enterprising kid with a rowboat could make some money offering passenger service.

Happy Monkey 02-18-2020 10:39 AM

Dunkirk commuter line.

limey 02-18-2020 12:28 PM

Rocks shoved across (left to right) by tide/waves.
Enterprising local people with boats were immediately on it, of course.
Local busybody was right behind them and called the MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency) who said "Oi! You can't do that! Regulations forbid it!!!".
Local Council is sending a digger over tomorrow (an annual occurrence, why don't they build a proper breakwater?) and were negotiating with MCA to calm down.
But it's still been too windy to cross, most of the time.
Hope to be home tomorrow.

sexobon 02-18-2020 05:07 PM

Stay out of duckboats.

Griff 02-18-2020 05:10 PM

Capsized!

xoxoxoBruce 02-19-2020 01:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by limey (Post 1046820)
Rocks shoved across (left to right) by tide/waves.
Enterprising local people with boats were immediately on it, of course.
Local busybody was right behind them and called the MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency) who said "Oi! You can't do that! Regulations forbid it!!!".

I'll bet if that was a road covered up they'd have it cleared damn quick.
Well it is a road, it's the road to the island, it's your only road.
Find out who the official is and move into his living room with all your gear... including instruments. Might as well practice while you wait. :eyebrow:

limey 02-19-2020 05:12 PM

A digger has been diligently digging out the channel and the wee ferry can now get in and out if the tide is relatively high.
We are home.


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Undertoad 02-19-2020 05:40 PM

A digr you say?

Good work, it makes me think, if I had pets there I would not be comfortable leaving them...!

Gravdigr 02-19-2020 06:11 PM

Digr, please.


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