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This date is always a difficult one as nine years ago I lost my Grandad having had Parkinson’s disease the longest in the district, twenty seven years. To have that for so long, wow. My Grandad was like a second father to me. I love you and miss you very much xxxxxxxxxxxx

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Going on 4 months with no luck finding a job. I'm going stir crazy sitting at home. Worse, my unemployment will run out 2 weeks before christmas so if I haven't found anything by then I'm screwed. Might have to take some shitty retail seasonal job just to buy my family christmas presents.

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Going on 4 months with no luck finding a job. I'm going stir crazy sitting at home. Worse, my unemployment will run out 2 weeks before christmas so if I haven't found anything by then I'm screwed. Might have to take some shitty retail seasonal job just to buy my family christmas presents.

 

Good luck.

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Standing here watching flood water seep in through my walls and soak my carpet. This a mere four days after a plumbing break flooded the one room of my apartment that doesn't appear to be getting it now. I just spent the past hour trying to get all my electronics away from the outside wall, but I can't move my tv because of the elbow injury. Fuck basically all of this.

Edited to clarify: My place is on a high slab and water won't come in if I open the door. But the walls apparently are insanely leaky.

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Standing here watching flood water seep in through my walls and soak my carpet. This a mere four days after a plumbing break flooded the one room of my apartment that doesn't appear to be getting it now. I just spent the past hour trying to get all my electronics away from the outside wall, but I can't move my tv because of the elbow injury. Fuck basically all of this.

Edited to clarify: My place is on a high slab and water won't come in if I open the door. But the walls apparently are insanely leaky.

 

Shit, take care man.  Looks like we're in for a long day of it.  Had about a foot of water in my back yard earlier this morning, though it got nowhere near my house.

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So the moral of this story is fuck stone chimneys in multilevel apartment buildings.

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I truly hope Jared Fogle gets murdered in prison. Also fuck the government for dragging their feet as this monster gleefully hurt children. 

He was given five years in prison for this. My baby sister was given three years for drug possession, to give you an idea of our governments priorities.

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I truly hope Jared Fogle gets murdered in prison. Also fuck the government for dragging their feet as this monster gleefully hurt children. 

He was given five years in prison for this. My baby sister was given three years for drug possession, to give you an idea of our governments priorities.

 

I managed to stomach listening to some of those tapes on Dr Phil. Absolutely horrific. Just a hideously evil person who is absolutely untroubled by how hideously evil is.

 

"That girl from the broken home. Let's go with her!"

 

Five years is a damn travesty.  And there's not a a doubt in my mind he'll end up trying this again when he does get out.   

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And it can't be said enough to fuck the FBI for dragging this out intentionally. Hopefully he gets murdered or has his genitals mutilated in prison. At the very least make it so he can never leave the country again.

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And it can't be said enough to fuck the FBI for dragging this out intentionally. Hopefully he gets murdered or has his genitals mutilated in prison. At the very least make it so he can never leave the country again.

 

Yeah, I was stunned when I read the journalist lady went to them fairly early on with her information...and it took them four years to nail the guy.

 

I assume they dragged it out because of Fogle's corporate connections?

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They claimed it was because they were using him to go after a bigger target. Which I think is bullshit when it comes to a monster violating children.

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Law enforcement agencies the world over have fallen in love with the concept of the paedophile ring. Why, I don't know. But they think having an unhealthy attraction to small children (and the willingness to act upon it) automatically makes a person want to join a sexual mafia-type organisation.

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My performance award, which I was kind of relying on to pay for my surgery in two weeks, has been delayed by a month because a system fuckup made the system think I had asked for time off instead of money. This is officially the worst two weeks of my life not involving a family member dying (between the diagnosis, my apt flooding twice, and now this when I kind of desperately need that extra 350 dollars) and really puts my usual whining on here in a new light.

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They claimed it was because they were using him to go after a bigger target. Which I think is bullshit when it comes to a monster violating children.

 

I feel like when you're in a field like that for long enough, you stop seeing the forest for the trees.  It's that or pure evil, and I like to give the benefit of a doubt.  But for fuck's sake, how do you have evidence of a dude fucking children and be like, "well let's let this play out, we may be able to arrest more dudes!"  It's not like it's illegal gambling or a fencing operation.  Fuck.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/31/us/heroin-war-on-drugs-parents.html

 

Article about middle America's push for more sensible, less Draconian drug laws now that heroin usage among white people has soared.

 

Just rage-inducing on so many levels.

 

"The way I look at addiction has completely changed. I can't tell you what has changed inside of me." Hey, I can. It started affected your kids too.

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Reed, as rage-inducing as the racism behind this is, anything that gets the law to look more reasonably at addiction is a GOOD thing.

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Reed, as rage-inducing as the racism behind this is, anything that gets the law to look more reasonably at addiction is a GOOD thing.

 

Absolutely. It's just rather nauseating that, after years and years of everyone telling Middle America "The drug war is cruel, useless and breaks up communities"  and them not giving an utter shit, they only started caring after it affected their kids too.

 

Hey, DeShawn can do 5 years for drug possession. Ashley and Zachary can't. 

 

That the only people in the entire article who seemed to get the hypocrisy and racism were the writer and the lawyer chick says it all.

 

"I guess I just did some soul-searching and saw the light!"

 

Um, no. No, you didn't.  You're just a terrible person.

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Honestly, after reading that article, I don't think white drug users should be in jail. I don't think black drug users should be in jail.

 

I think those people should be in jail, quite frankly.

 

Just for being horrible, hypocritical people who were happy to screw over everyone else until it started impacting on their lives. 

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And still we have any number of idiots making it difficult for doctors to do what doctors are supposed to do. I take 120mg of oxycodone a day for my back, which to quote my doctor, "You're in your late fifties and everything about you could pass for forty, except your back, that's more like what I'd expect in a 75 year-old." So, every six months I have to fill out a form agreeing to all sorts of ridiculous invasions of privacy, (none of which are ever likely to be enforced, however, if were twenty years younger and a few shades darker, whole different story).  The most ridiculous is that I'm supposed to bring my medicine with me when I see the doc, in case he wants to count the pills. WTF? The man studied medicine in the Philippines and then had to do it all over when he moved to the USA and some twit at the FDA thinks he has nothing better to do with his time than count pills in case I took an extra or something? WTF?

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And of course, even if YOU never gettargeted, there's always the chance the FDA targets your doctor as a "dealer" because nobody could ever be in enough pain to need a lifelong prescription. I have a friend who got into a motorcycle wreck last year. He's 32 and will need pain meds for the rest of his life, but prescribing them is a risk for doctors because of our insane law enforcement mechanisms

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MRI came back negative

 

Doctor told me that my full decade of knee pain isn't real. See because I'm overweight, so like all that stuff with shooting pain in my one knee? Where sometimes something gets caught between bones and I fall over screaming? Where I can't stand up straight because if I put my weight on it it's excruciating, and if I take my weight off of it it's also excruciating? When if I sit down in a chair that doesn't put something underneath all of my right thigh, it hurts so much that I have to fight off tears? Yeah, turns out that's just in my head. No need to look at the actual MRI images- all mental. Maybe my stride. That's why it's not happening to my left knee at all. I can squat on my left leg by itself, carrying my full bodyweight with no issues, no popping, nothing. But, that stuff in my right leg, that's where all the overweight demons live. How about a stomach staple? No? well, we'll send you to an orthopedist, but we'll make sure to write down it's for "complaints."

 

i half want to scream and half want to die

(i am not a real suicide risk, don't worry. I am just exceptionally upset)

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MRI came back negative

 

Doctor told me that my full decade of knee pain isn't real. See because I'm overweight, so like all that stuff with shooting pain in my one knee? Where sometimes something gets caught between bones and I fall over screaming? Where I can't stand up straight because if I put my weight on it it's excruciating, and if I take my weight off of it it's also excruciating? When if I sit down in a chair that doesn't put something underneath all of my right thigh, it hurts so much that I have to fight off tears? Yeah, turns out that's just in my head. No need to look at the actual MRI images- all mental. Maybe my stride. That's why it's not happening to my left knee at all. I can squat on my left leg by itself, carrying my full bodyweight with no issues, no popping, nothing. But, that stuff in my right leg, that's where all the overweight demons live. How about a stomach staple? No? well, we'll send you to an orthopedist, but we'll make sure to write down it's for "complaints."

 

i half want to scream and half want to die

(i am not a real suicide risk, don't worry. I am just exceptionally upset)

 

I have no idea how big a city (or how small a town) you're in, but there has to be a pain specialist in your area, if not, might be well worth the day trip to see one. Doctors differ, the first one I saw after moving to New Mexico (with all of my x-rays and medical records in hand) went on a twenty minute rant about pain meds and how he was there to "treat sick people, not hand out pills". Fucking asshole. The second doctor took one look at my x-ray and said "you just moved here, do you still have any meds left? I'll write you a prescription today, but if you feel you need an injection to tide you over until you fill  the prescription, just say the word."

 

Anyway, you're right knee sounds like my left. The last visit the doc had me listen to my knee through the stethoscope, "Hear that, that's bone on bone, you have little or no cartilage left and it doesn't grow back..." So I see a specialist on the 11th. I have no idea what they're going to do but something is seriously fucked up if I almost scream standing up through 120mg of oxy.  That's what playing SS for twenty years carrying an extra 50-60 lbs will get you...

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MRI came back negative

 

Doctor told me that my full decade of knee pain isn't real. See because I'm overweight, so like all that stuff with shooting pain in my one knee? Where sometimes something gets caught between bones and I fall over screaming? Where I can't stand up straight because if I put my weight on it it's excruciating, and if I take my weight off of it it's also excruciating? When if I sit down in a chair that doesn't put something underneath all of my right thigh, it hurts so much that I have to fight off tears? Yeah, turns out that's just in my head. No need to look at the actual MRI images- all mental. Maybe my stride. That's why it's not happening to my left knee at all. I can squat on my left leg by itself, carrying my full bodyweight with no issues, no popping, nothing. But, that stuff in my right leg, that's where all the overweight demons live. How about a stomach staple? No? well, we'll send you to an orthopedist, but we'll make sure to write down it's for "complaints."

 

i half want to scream and half want to die

(i am not a real suicide risk, don't worry. I am just exceptionally upset)

 

I have no idea how big a city (or how small a town) you're in, but there has to be a pain specialist in your area, if not, might be well worth the day trip to see one. Doctors differ, the first one I saw after moving to New Mexico (with all of my x-rays and medical records in hand) went on a twenty minute rant about pain meds and how he was there to "treat sick people, not hand out pills". Fucking asshole. The second doctor took one look at my x-ray and said "you just moved here, do you still have any meds left? I'll write you a prescription today, but if you feel you need an injection to tide you over until you fill  the prescription, just say the word."

 

Anyway, you're right knee sounds like my left. The last visit the doc had me listen to my knee through the stethoscope, "Hear that, that's bone on bone, you have little or no cartilage left and it doesn't grow back..." So I see a specialist on the 11th. I have no idea what they're going to do but something is seriously fucked up if I almost scream standing up through 120mg of oxy.  That's what playing SS for twenty years carrying an extra 50-60 lbs will get you...

 

 

San Diego, CA.

 

My knee is NOWHERE near as bad as your situation, but I'm public transport reliant for my college education, and the campus is entirely on hills. The travel hurts too much to be reasonable. Plus, sitting in class with the chairs that are as small as possible so they don't actually support my leg is physically excruciating. I had to leave several lectures last semester because sitting with my leg unsupported hurt that much. I pulled my first F in the spring. Last fall I was on the Dean's list.

 

I'm going to see what happens at the orthopedist. I'm imagining one of the MRI techs missed something, and this doctor decided what was wrong and didn't want to even theorize on an issue that wasn't my weight. It took a lot of arguing to even get the orthopedist referral, and the way he phrased it was like he was accusing me of making it up.

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Only been to SD once, but I do recall it was as hilly as Seattle, so walking about on a bad wheel can't be any fun. Like I said, I can't imagine what they might do to alleviate the problem in my knee. I'm perfectly okay walking around or sitting down, it's just that motion of initially putting weight on it to stand up that's excruciating. Maybe they can shoot it full of cortisone to lube it up or something. Years ago I developed sort of the reverse of tennis elbow from playing darts at a very high level for a long time and wound up with four cortisone shots directly into the joint and the first three lasted about 5-6 years and I'm going on 9 years since the last one with no reason to think I'll need another, (I finally retired from competition last year, so there's no constant abuse of the joint by repetitive motion.)  

 

BTW: If you have to argue with your doc about something as simple as a referral, it's time to find a new doctor. Methinks there's more than a few in San Diego. Apropos of nothing, what's that street in SD that's pretty much all bars and bookstores? Is it Abbot Street? Maybe doesn't even exist in that form any longer, it's been twenty years, but damn I could have spent months on that street... As it was we were just there for a week.

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And still we have any number of idiots making it difficult for doctors to do what doctors are supposed to do. I take 120mg of oxycodone a day for my back, which to quote my doctor, "You're in your late fifties and everything about you could pass for forty, except your back, that's more like what I'd expect in a 75 year-old." So, every six months I have to fill out a form agreeing to all sorts of ridiculous invasions of privacy, (none of which are ever likely to be enforced, however, if were twenty years younger and a few shades darker, whole different story).  The most ridiculous is that I'm supposed to bring my medicine with me when I see the doc, in case he wants to count the pills. WTF? The man studied medicine in the Philippines and then had to do it all over when he moved to the USA and some twit at the FDA thinks he has nothing better to do with his time than count pills in case I took an extra or something? WTF?

 

Sounds like you should get yourself one of those pro wrestler doctors.

 

They're notoriously quite lax.

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