Viscous Realty Thread

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  1. paradigmsearch profile image61
    paradigmsearchposted 13 months ago

    Post your awful, vicious problems here. Turns out that misery loves company.
    This might actually help people; that is the objective.

    I'll start.
    Medical. Happy to go into details as needed
    Financial. Happy to go into details as needed.

    1. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      In debt trying to pay rent.
      Scared to go back to work because I'm high risk.
      Having major respiratory issues these days, still haven't totally gotten to the bottom of it.
      Tired much of the time, wake up too early, have to sleep during the day.
      Way more aches and pains these day.
      Going to the bathroom seems like a major event.

      However, I have a roof overhead, food and an A/C going during these triple digits. Plus, I'm getting a long-overdue needed break from work.

      1. theraggededge profile image98
        theraggededgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Oh Nate, I'm sorry you are going through this.

        And Para, too.

        I can relate to your aches and pains. I have fibromyalgia that suddenly arrived two years ago. All over to start with, then concentrated in my left leg. Agony. I've completely given up wheat and that has helped a lot.

        And those daytime naps! I've never slept in the day before; now I can't get through the day without a snoozle or two.

        1. NateB11 profile image93
          NateB11posted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Thank you, Bev.

          I've heard fibromyalgia is very difficult. I hope that you have relief from that pain.

          The napping seems to be the new normal for me. Not currently going to work, I can get away with it!

      2. Solaras profile image95
        Solarasposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Mmmm naps.  Yes, I am finding a daily nap necessary these days too.  I thought it was old age, but maybe the uncertainty is taking its toll on the population.  Enjoy them while we can; recharging our batteries for the time when we have to lean in again.

    2. Al Stine profile image98
      Al Stineposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      @Paradigmsearch, Nate, Bev.
      If anything, misery needs company. It is comforting to know that our struggles are not ours alone, but we share them.
      Life is always a struggle, we struggle for our first breath into this world, we struggle for our last breath out of this world.
      We learn to embrace the little sprinkles of joy that life has to offer and live on.

      1. theraggededge profile image98
        theraggededgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Re misery needing company. Yes, kind of.

        Generally, I try to avoid mentioning or acknowledging my pain. I don't want people to give me sympathy. Or think that I can't manage. I want to be that strong person I've always been. Goddammit.

        On the other hand, when Pam, in the local store mentions that she has the exact same problem, we do have a little shared moan and groan.

        I am determined to keep walking my dogs, although I do share it on a every other day basis with my partner. But my walks have become shorter and slower (me going slow gives doggos same amount of exercise as before as they can run around just as much).

        It hurts though sad

        1. Solaras profile image95
          Solarasposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          I have heard that the Keto diet helps with inflammation. I have a friend with Hashimoto and another with RA, that is has helped a lot.  They lost a lot of weight too.  I hope you get some relief from the pain.

          1. theraggededge profile image98
            theraggededgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            There's no inflammation with FM. That's the problem in a way...nothing shows up in blood tests or scans. It's most likely the brain misinterpreting normal sensation for pain.

            It's also connected to IBS, shares similar indications. Thank goodness, I don't have that as well.

            I have a diet which eliminates all wheat, fructose and lactose, and promotes the absorption of tryptophan (you can tell I've done tons of research. It's about making the brain happy. This is the best thing I've found but it's so hard.

            Here's the link in case you know someone with IBS and/or FM https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10 … 94/full#h4

            At least this chat has nudged me to get back on it again and to leave the ice-cream alone big_smile

            1. Solaras profile image95
              Solarasposted 13 months agoin reply to this

              I think CBD oil is supposed to cure everything. Have you tried that?

              1. theraggededge profile image98
                theraggededgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                Yes, although I doubt it was a very efficacious one. I've tried everything sad

        2. Al Stine profile image98
          Al Stineposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          "Generally, I try to avoid mentioning or acknowledging my pain. I don't want people to give me sympathy. Or think that I can't manage. I want to be that strong person I've always been. Goddammit."
          -This describes me in a nutshell. It is the reason I always smile. I was told at a young age that a smile can trick the brain into thinking you are happy..

    3. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
      DzyMsLizzyposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      My current "misery" lies in discovering that Randy has been banned from HP!!  And for what????  I was only in the last week finally able to get into a store and buy a new monitor, so I haven't been on HP much in the last couple of months--too hard to deal with on tiny phone screen.
      I was sad to see no new posts in my notifications on "the PO's Last Gasp"...so I did searches, and that's when I learned.  I'm shocked and saddened.

  2. lobobrandon profile image91
    lobobrandonposted 13 months ago

    Take care y'all.

  3. hclpd profile image94
    hclpdposted 13 months ago

    Same problems everyone else is dealing with. Facing them head on. Not about to give in.

  4. bhattuc profile image80
    bhattucposted 13 months ago

    Sharing our pains with others does not lessen the pain but we are relieved of it mentally as others now know about it. I was suffering with vibrations in head and that awful sound, infuriating and demotivating but now it is under control after taking pregablin etc. There are other problems also for which I have to get admission in hospital for corrective measures. One of the surgical intervention in my bladder was done with lower body anesthesia and I could see it going on a TV screen. It was fearful but informative. I have a hub also on that (no marketing intended!).
    Life is like that, full of these things but we have to live it fully and share it with the world. When we find that there are people more grieved than us, it gives courage to fight in our lives.

    1. lobobrandon profile image91
      lobobrandonposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      What were the vibrations in the head? Imbalance?

      @Solaras, I just emailed Sondra (TT2).

      1. Solaras profile image95
        Solarasposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you for reaching out to her Brandon.

    2. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Those are tremendous issues to contend with, I'm glad you have a medication.

  5. Solaras profile image95
    Solarasposted 13 months ago

    Does anyone know how TT2 is doing? She has been quiet here lately.

    1. theraggededge profile image98
      theraggededgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Not for a few weeks sad

  6. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
    DzyMsLizzyposted 13 months ago

    Bev, Nate--
    Sorry to hear of your troubles.  But don't try to be TOO strong.  My mother was like that:  smile, don't let the world (or even family!) see your pain. Suck it up! Put on a brave front!

    Therefore, when she suddenly took ill and died within a week, I was in total shock!   I had no idea she'd been hurting, and perhaps needing more comfort and company.  I was so distraught it took me YEARS to get over it.

    Please don't do that to your families.
    :-(

    1. theraggededge profile image98
      theraggededgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      My mother is like that too. She won't admit to anything that's troubling her. And she's 81.

      My sister and I watch her closely.

    2. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Liz. And I agree, we should let people know how we feel. I've spent many years not doing so and it does no good.

  7. lobobrandon profile image91
    lobobrandonposted 13 months ago

    Do we know of a way to contact Randy?

    1. paradigmsearch profile image61
      paradigmsearchposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Anything sent via my HP mailbox, I will forward directly to Randy. Put "For Randy" in the subject line.

    2. paradigmsearch profile image61
      paradigmsearchposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Do you still want Randy's email address? He indicates it's ok to send to you.

      1. Solaras profile image95
        Solarasposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        How long is his suspension?

        1. paradigmsearch profile image61
          paradigmsearchposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          He is not suspended. HP permanently exterminated him. Gone forever.

          1. Solaras profile image95
            Solarasposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            What?? WTF Why?

            1. lobobrandon profile image91
              lobobrandonposted 13 months agoin reply to this

              Not his fault at all. Let it go or contact him privately to know more. People have been banned for asking the staff this question.

              1. Solaras profile image95
                Solarasposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                Wow, I had no idea. I am sorry to hear it.

                Have you heard back from TT2?

                1. lobobrandon profile image91
                  lobobrandonposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                  Nope sad It's been three days since I sent it.

                  1. Solaras profile image95
                    Solarasposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                    That is very concerning.  Thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

              2. paradigmsearch profile image61
                paradigmsearchposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                You've got mail!

            2. paradigmsearch profile image61
              paradigmsearchposted 13 months agoin reply to this

              You've got mail! big_smile

              1. Solaras profile image95
                Solarasposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                I don't see it?

                1. paradigmsearch profile image61
                  paradigmsearchposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                  I sent it via your HP mail box. I shall not speculate as to why it never reached you. Drop me a note via my HP mail box. If I receive it, I'll forward it you-know-where and he'll have your email address and then you guys can talk directly. smile

  8. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image98
    Beth Eaglescliffeposted 13 months ago

    I love the title of this thread, reality does seem a bit thick and gloopy at the moment. I'm going stir-crazy with the lock-down, and life has become viscous, but so far no vicious thoughts to my nearest and dearest.

    viscous "having a thick, sticky consistency between solid and liquid"
    vicious "deliberately cruel or violent"

    1. paradigmsearch profile image61
      paradigmsearchposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I noticed that. I am undecided as to whether I did that on purpose or by accident. big_smile

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
        DzyMsLizzyposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        LOL
        What would Freud say???!!
        lol

        1. paradigmsearch profile image61
          paradigmsearchposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Do you want Randy's email address? He said you could have it. smile

          1. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
            DzyMsLizzyposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            yes, that would be great...you can email me via HP..Thank you.

            1. paradigmsearch profile image61
              paradigmsearchposted 13 months agoin reply to this

              You've got mail! big_smile

        2. paradigmsearch profile image61
          paradigmsearchposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          One the one hand, my typing ability is a true mess.

          On the other hand, life truly is a viscous, vicious, treacherous minefield.

  9. paradigmsearch profile image61
    paradigmsearchposted 13 months ago

    I think Randy wants those email addresses. Please respond to my HP email address by end-pf-month so I can forward. Don't put anything personal, I can simply forward and he will have your address. Let's close this up by end-of-month. I have other distractions.

  10. paradigmsearch profile image61
    paradigmsearchposted 13 months ago

    Meanwhile, tooth pain has completely stopped. The expanding gas that was causing all the pain has apparently found a release point and the gas pressure against the nerves has ceased. We shall see. The infection is still no doubt rampant, hopefully that won't somehow kill me before the appointment; wouldn't be the first time. There's hope, I was prescribed antibiotics.

  11. paradigmsearch profile image61
    paradigmsearchposted 13 months ago

    And this viscous/vicious week draws to a close... Good riddance. Meanwhile, COVID is having a field day and so are the politicians; in my county the fine is now $1,000 for not wearing a mask in public; that's right, one-thousand-dollars. And I see we now have two autonomous zones, Seattle and D.C. As for my tooth pain, it is subsiding due to the penicillin; too bad the kind of penicillin they gave me causes nausea and worse. I can hardly wait to see what next week brings. And this concludes this cheerful post.

 
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