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@  ThunderWear : (27 January 2020 - 08:56 PM)

Think of it positively, maybe your face just has optional no-slip surfaces

@  Maximus Ambus : (27 January 2020 - 05:38 PM)

I have dyspraxia so use a electric trimmer, it's never smooth. NEVER!

@  Benbot : (27 January 2020 - 12:52 PM)

don't you hate it when you shave but miss a whisker and it bugs you all day long and you try to yank it out but you can't because it's too short to get a hold of but your hand keeps finding it whenever you touch your face?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (25 January 2020 - 11:17 PM)

Twitter's revamp is so dumb. Nowadays, even when I am logged out of my account, right-clicking an image on Google Chrome won't let me access a URL to easily get the image's full size. That functionality was so useful!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 January 2020 - 10:01 PM)

But when was the last time you saw a major retailer (since TRU) actually allot shelf space for a Transformers Titan? Or the Vintage Collection Poe X-Wing? There's clearly some sort of disparity between "girls" and "boys" toys that give companies justification to create $100+ items in the girls segment in FAR greater frequency than in boys.

@  fourteenwings : (25 January 2020 - 12:56 AM)

"how expensive they were" Tell that to L.O.L. O.M.G. and the $129 Amazing Surprise (I mean I guess when it comes to the toy aisle Power Rangers isn't a juggernaut like L.O.L.)

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 January 2020 - 09:18 PM)

I think the big reason we didn't see the actual combining Zords at retail was because of how expensive they were. It would cost $100 to get enough of them to make a Megazord, $160+ if you want the Ultrazord. Or parents could just get the dang Ultrazord for $40 even if it didn't combine.

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 January 2020 - 09:11 PM)

Because they are "kids toys" not "collector toys"

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 03:27 PM)

1) I don't have Target. 2) can't go into my walmart. I'm surprised Hasbro won't sell the toys on Pulse

@  Bass X0 : (24 January 2020 - 02:43 PM)

I dreamt my phone was ringing and woke up to answer it.

@  Sabrblade : (24 January 2020 - 02:05 PM)

The Lightning Collection figures, the smaller normal-sized Beast Morphers Ranger/enemy/Beast-Bot figures, the role-play morpher and weapon toys, and the simplistic non-combining megazord toys have all been very easy to find at various Targets and Walmarts. It's only been the actual combining Beast Morphers zord toys (which are bizarrely being sold individually this time) that have been hard to find in stores.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Thought I do question Hasbro's almost reluctance to have the toys available anywhere.

@  Paladin : (24 January 2020 - 01:44 PM)

i've been trying to sell mine for weeks...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 01:37 PM)

I hadn't opened mine yet, but from what I've seen, the general agreement is that the Beast Morpher zords are much better than Bandais.

@  ThunderWear : (24 January 2020 - 11:16 AM)

I'm guessing if they're going to do anything on the level of Legacy Zords, it's being discussed behind NDAs at Toy Fair

@  Rodimus Supreme : (24 January 2020 - 10:38 AM)

Lightning Collection is good, and they're taking their sweet time on making Zords that are better than Bandai's Zords.

@  ThunderWear : (24 January 2020 - 10:34 AM)

So, what's the general PR fandom consensus of the Hasbro run of PR so far? I pretty much stepped out of the community after I got the Bandai Legacy zords I wanted.

@  Paladin : (24 January 2020 - 08:46 AM)

that would require someone to BUY Hasbro PR toys...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 07:17 AM)

Well hopefully see some cool PR stuff. Wish BBTS sold Hasbro PR toys.

@  fourteenwings : (24 January 2020 - 07:01 AM)

February 22nd through 25th, I feel like it was earlier last year...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 06:32 AM)

When is NY TF?

@  fourteenwings : (23 January 2020 - 11:43 PM)

I don't know about Hasbro's general policy but I know everybody was on lockdown for Frozen II, which included both LEGO and Hasbro. Plus, I'm guessing everybody is holding off PR for NY Toy Fair? Overall, it's best to remember that Toy Fairs are for buyers, not fans.

@  fourteenwings : (23 January 2020 - 11:41 PM)

LEGO has been doing this for ages, including sending cease and desists when outlets get leaked images.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:42 PM)

And then they ended up selling off the brand, so I guess I wasn't the only one.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:41 PM)

Last time a toy brand I followed tightened down on toy fair and all the invited guests posted glowing reviews of what they saw, I ended up being disappointed as heck.

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 January 2020 - 10:34 PM)

JediNews UK basically said they got a walkthrough of Lego's showcase...but were legally bound to NOT talk about anything, much less take pics.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:24 PM)

I wondered why I had seen basically nothing newsworthy from the event

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 January 2020 - 10:14 PM)

Word is that Hasbro and Lego have their UK Toy Fair stuff on MAJOR lockdown. Full NDAs and everything.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 09:28 PM)

Seeing people say the $0.99 + $20 shipping item is cheaper than the $19.99 + free shipping item and getting tons of likes for it... I just don't know anymore.

@  Telly : (23 January 2020 - 09:11 PM)

if you havent already, y'all check your walmarts clearance aisle. i found siege six shot for $5. course, it could just be my walmart, but never hurts to look

@  Vexwing : (23 January 2020 - 07:20 PM)

Candlejack is going to need more ro

@  Patch : (23 January 2020 - 06:30 PM)

I thought you had to type out Candlejack's full name bef

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 January 2020 - 02:46 PM)

I typed in the wrong tab.

@  Paladin : (23 January 2020 - 02:32 PM)

must've been the works of Candleja

@  Telly : (23 January 2020 - 02:06 PM)

looks like maximus wiped himself out mid-sentence

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 January 2020 - 08:42 AM)

Disregard this.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 January 2020 - 06:58 PM)

Bold of you all to assume we won't wipe ourselves out in 50 years.

@  Benbot : (22 January 2020 - 04:27 PM)

There will be no UBI, people will just live in a ditch while they celebrate owning the libs.

@  Rycochet : (22 January 2020 - 03:24 PM)

In 50 years, retail will be dead because all stores are staffless fully automated operations controlled by Amazon. The UBI will be less than a fifth of what it actually costs to live after two decades of cuts and.a steadfast refusal to match inflation.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 January 2020 - 02:55 PM)

In fifty years retail will be a thing of the past through robots, printers and Universal Basic Income.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (21 January 2020 - 11:16 AM)

Big retailers just don't want money anymore, so let's not give them any,

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:12 PM)

This place is a madhouse, feels like being cloned.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 January 2020 - 03:38 PM)

I took one step beyond the outer limits to the twilight zone.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 10:19 AM)

All retail is basically the same.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2020 - 10:00 AM)

Walmart just needs to go bankrupt already.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:19 AM)

They didn't put the 35th anniversary stuff back out until after new year. I'm no retail expert, but I feel like having stock on the shelf is better than the back. Especially toys at christmas time.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Yeah, my local walmart took away the 35th anniversary endcap weeks before Christmas and left the Transformer section empty well past Christmas.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:44 AM)

Mine only has the 35th Anniversary Voyagers. A whole lot of them.

@  Telly : (19 January 2020 - 11:35 PM)

just be happy your walmart even stocks voyagers. mine doesnt

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 January 2020 - 08:53 PM)

Figures that Walmart finally restocks Studio Voyagers...with Wave ONE


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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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