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@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.


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#161 HomelessOne

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 11:36 AM

Just echoing. Be sure to note if you start experiencing side effects, but don't sweat the list of them too much. I believe they're required to list any that they've discovered but that doesn't mean you're guaranteed to suffer a fraction of them, if any. As Stephanie says, talk with your doctor if necessary after the initial adjustment period.


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 10:45 PM

Every medication has a laundry list of side effects attached to it.

 

I know from the pharmacy work I do that it's required by law (and due ethical diligence) that we make our patients aware of the possible side effects, but some are very rare reactions, which most people never have to worry about. It's still good to know about them, though, since that way you can hopefully catch anything nasty before it goes too far, but the best thing is to just take it as prescribed and keep an eye out.

 

If you're really worried, you can ask your doctor/pharmacist for what the most common side effects are. Our pharmacist will usually boil down the list to the ones she most often hears people complain about, if someone asks.

 

You can also ask the internet, but, you know, that's a bit less reliable.


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Posted 19 March 2019 - 08:42 AM

In my experience the most common side-effect I've experienced is weight gain, and this is from someone who has tried just about everything out there. I could go up or down 50 lbs depending on what I was taking.


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Posted 19 March 2019 - 08:56 AM

Will be doing 4 days this week. Mon, Wed, Thur, half shifts 4 hours. Yesterday was the first.

 

Thrown right in at the deep end, left to do the worse job with basically no support.

 

Yay...



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Posted 22 March 2019 - 11:12 PM

I just switched medications a month ago and I could be wrong, but it looks like there was a side effect I wasn't even aware of that I noticed is no longer an issue.  It was a nice surprise when I figured out what was going on.  So don't be afraid to switch things up if something isn't quite right.



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Posted 28 March 2019 - 02:54 AM

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 04:51 AM

That comic sums up how I felt exactly. Thanks.
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Posted 11 April 2019 - 04:38 PM

Well, I guess a bit of an update is in order. I wasn't sure where to post this since some of my melt-downy moments were in here, some were in the Transgender thread and some were in my AMA thread over in Mayhem. But this was kind of the umbrella thing for my issues.

Even if you don't go into the Transgender thread, I'm sure you could tell by the fact that my screen name went from Caldwin to Jennifer to Stephanie that I was questioning myself in quite a few different areas in my life. I feel like it was less of a thing that I wanted to become a girl and more a thing that I wanted to be anybody but myself.

What helped a lot was that I had a few really long talks with my mother. I told her about some things that happened in school, about being bi, and other things that have happened in my life. And it was amazing how just doing that really lifted a lot of the weight off my shoulders.

I'm on prozac now and I've been feeling really great lately. I've actually been happy, and not just because of the Prozac, but because I think I've actually managed to work through some things. And the fact that now my mother knows some of the things I've been keeping to myself for so, so long...it's just such a world of weight that's been taken off of me.

My therapist has really helped me to deal with a lot of my guilt issues. We've even extended the visits from every other week to now being once a month.

I'm feeling better than I have in years. Like the comic above said, I've been living with the sadness for so long, I forgot how good I could feel being me.

So, just putting it out there, a few months ago I had a plan for suicide because I hated myself and I didn't see things ever getting better. Now, I feel so much healthier. For once, there's actually hope!
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Posted 12 April 2019 - 11:06 AM

ive eseentially given my friends and family a 6 month ultimatum. If i never get the use of my foot back, and this pain never changes or subsides...im tapping out. i cannot and will not live like this. the ammount of steps involved in simply getting out of the house are crazy. what ive gotta do to take a shower, and how much its gonna hurt are crazy.

 

earlier this week i could walk a little over 200ft, and then the pain in my foot/leg spiked and changed and now i can barely get to the bathroom...and when I do get there, the pain is so bad I cant go.

 

What im living through has thoroughly broken me...I cant even contain my anger anymore...the slightest disappointment and I completely lose my shit. I cant even count how many times ive told off my mother for calling an Ambulance and "saving my life".

 

I just don't know how much ive got in me after all this to hold on and keep fighting.


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Posted 12 April 2019 - 11:43 AM

Is amputation an option? If getting rid of the foot would get rid of the pain, would that be an acceptable compromise?


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Posted 12 April 2019 - 01:20 PM

unfortunately, no...the pain means the nerves are still "good" and "working"...hell, theyre still trying to figure out what made me sick in the first place...I gotta see a neurologist and have an emg….the thing where they stick needles in a points and check for nerve impulses to see whats working and what isn't...I HATE them, but atleast this time they wont have to put them in my neck.

 

im just scared that this isn't gonna change...and my pain management guy isn't really helping me...but I cant find a new one while im stuck here in rehab.


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Posted 12 April 2019 - 01:32 PM

I'm not sure if you've said (or I missed it), have they tried a nerve block? There ought to be something they can inject in the spine / leg / somewhere that should (maybe) give some relief. At the very least it might give you & your Drs an idea of where the nerve issue is.

 

Are you on meds specifically for nerve pain? Something like a gabapentin or lyrica derivative? If not, can you see about them? Something to calm the nerves down might help.

 

EMGs suck, but I always find the anticipation is the worst part. You know it's going to be unpleasant, but you're not sure just how unpleasant it'll be this time and that part sucks.

 

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 03:11 PM

untill i go through the hoops, no ones talked about a nerve block...like, ever.

 

as far as Gabapentin, im on 800mgs 3 times a day...like everything else, it barely scratches the surface.

 

this is just so damn crazy...how it all went down and where i am now...its just nuts.


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Posted 12 April 2019 - 03:33 PM

Okay, yeah. That's a high gabapentin dose.  Might be worth seeing if you can switch to something else. Plain gabapentin did nothing for me, but lyrica - I'm not going to say it helped exactly, but it was a night and day difference to regular GB.  Might be different when it comes to straight nerve pain though. I dunno.

 

Definitely see if a nerve block (and steroid injection) might help.  If you've got a pain specialist / doctor / management, they should have said something about that. That's like the go-to for back / leg pain (any possible sciatic nerve pain?). I don't know if it'd work, but it's better than the alternative and worth looking into.

 

I will say they didn't quite help me (have done multiple back & knees), but the s**t they numb you with is freaking amazing. When they did steroids in my knee, the numbing agent made my knee feel normal for the first time in almost a decade.

 

Also, talk with your physical therapist, too. Maybe they've pushed too hard, too fast.

 

I dunno, man. I'll be hoping for the best.

 

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 09:12 PM

I hope things turn out. Selfishly, we've talked in several different topics and I want to keep you around because I enjoy your input. Though I've never known someone who's every moment is pain. I just don't know what to say to that. I truly hope you can find some way past the pain that doesn't include dying. I want you around, damnit!
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Posted 13 April 2019 - 10:00 PM

Likewise. Any loss diminishes us, last I checked.

 

Though now I feel kinda lousy about wanting to share some of my depressing experiences of late. As bad as I've got it, others have it worse, and that's no comfort.


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Posted 13 April 2019 - 10:07 PM

I've told myself that too many times, somebody else has it worse, how dare I complain. Don't let yourself diminish your feelings like that. That's no good for you. This thread was made so you could share the crap in your life.
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Posted 13 April 2019 - 11:02 PM

What Caldwin said. Even if there's no answer, just venting to friendly ears can help.



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Posted 14 April 2019 - 03:50 AM

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 09:57 PM

Thanks.

 

In any case, last week wasn't a fun week for me at work. What was supposed to be an eight hour shift on Monday turned into a twelve hour shift (without a lunch!), and on Friday, a customer decided that I'd been rude towards them and opted to be rude right back...by getting physical. It was barely a shove, but still, it was out of line, and I doubt anyone's gonna disagree with me. Add to it that the union representative is back to making the rounds and nagging about being in the union and how great it is, and I'm getting frustrated with work something fierce lately. Being in the union isn't going to prevent the customers from overwhelming us, or prevent a customer from being a jerk, or prevent any of the other issues I've dealt with. But do they care about that? No.

 

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for the rights of the workers and making sure the little guy doesn't get screwed over by the big guy, but I've been raised by two people who feel that unions care less for their members than they do about their leadership, and they've brought up several examples of unions screwing over their members. Plus I worked at one place that didn't need a union, and things were for the most part decent there, so being in a union really isn't for me.

 

Couple my work headaches with the fact that I wasn't able to find any time to sit down and write, I'm delayed in moving in with my girlfriend due to a number of factors beyond my control, and BBTS sending me a toy that was visibly missing a part inside the package, and I'm kinda feeling down. Not suicidal down, mind you, but still.

 

Some 'me' time will do me a world of good. Accomplishing something for myself would be a very good thing. Trouble is, it feels like the universe at large is conspiring against me.


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