Isida KepTukari
 member, 144 posts
 Elegant! Arrogant! Smart!
Thu 8 Jun 2017
at 12:50
Can everything just pause... just for a little while?
Sometimes I feel like there is literally not enough hours in the day to do what I want/need to do.  If I'd like to check on some fun stuff on the internet, chores aren't getting done.  If I do too many chores, I don't really have time to eat.  If I eat, then sometimes there isn't enough time to take a decent shower.  If I choose to update games or write my stories, I have to give up sleep.  If I read, it sure as snot better be at the same time as something else, because reading just for itself (aside from ten minutes before bed) is something I don't get to do often.

A little bit ago, someone on one of my social media feeds posted, "If you had the ability to stop time, what would you use it for?"  The top response, above all other infinite possibilities, was "sleep."  Seriously, I wouldn't mind staying up twenty hours if I just knew I could take a full eight hour's rest without having to sacrifice doing anything else.
ShadoPrism
 member, 1090 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Thu 8 Jun 2017
at 15:17
Can everything just pause... just for a little while?
In reply to Isida KepTukari (msg # 844):

Common problem for everyone - I suggest 3 showers a week if you can do it (ie don't have a job that includes sweat and dirt), lay out a period where eating and reading are workable. And remember Cat Naps are not just for cats.
engine
 member, 344 posts
Thu 8 Jun 2017
at 15:28
Can everything just pause... just for a little while?
In reply to Isida KepTukari (msg # 844):

I manage to get in reading, but I've been getting in a lot more since I found that I could download audio books from the library. Maybe you can too.
Merevel
 member, 1165 posts
 The Unlucky Gamer
Sat 17 Jun 2017
at 14:44
Can everything just pause... just for a little while?
My teeth are not perfect. Especially the absessed one... the pain is not normally bad, but what really grinds me is how easy I get mad right now. I think it's messing with my blood pressure.

In short

AARRG lol.
ShootingStar
 member, 39 posts
 So very brief and bright;
 meteor and lifetime alike
Mon 19 Jun 2017
at 20:13
Can everything just pause... just for a little while?
 I think it's messing with my blood pressure.

That's very possible, I believe.

I've a naturalist friend, whose advice is usually pretty sound, and swears that solutions #2, 4, and 6 (clove oil, peppermint, tea bags) as described on this page:

http://homeremediesforlife.com/abscess-tooth/  ...are all effective.   Not just for pain, but the infection itself, which is what you're having the issue with.    Others are suggested, as well.

Disclaimer-   my experience is only second-hand.
ShadoPrism
 member, 1092 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Tue 20 Jun 2017
at 01:10
Can everything just pause... just for a little while?
Peppermint has been proven (as per a book I read published in the 1950's) to stimulate regeneration of nerve endings in the brain. Also good for calming nerves and is found in many calming herbal tea mixtures.
(I have had several strokes, so anything I can do to heal my brain I have looked in to.)
Merevel
 member, 1166 posts
 The Unlucky Gamer
Tue 20 Jun 2017
at 14:47
Can everything just pause... just for a little while?
I am checking out the link now, but so long as I am on antibiotics the pain is negligible. I might try some of those. For now the page is bookmarked thank you. And in retrospect lets change I think to I know because my blood pressure was about 20 higher then normal last I was checked. To add to the fun one of my coworkers think my ankle has a fracture in it. Woooot.

It's the blood pressure, headaches, and getting mad so easily that drive me up the wall. I am awaiting surgery, but this is my third round of antibiotics and I have a feeling a fourth is coming on.

I am sorry to come back to rpol finally only to have some health issues. >.<
horus
 member, 161 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Thu 22 Jun 2017
at 05:46
Re: Can everything just pause... just for a little while?
Merevel:
I am checking out the link now, but so long as I am on antibiotics the pain is negligible. I might try some of those. For now the page is bookmarked thank you. And in retrospect lets change I think to I know because my blood pressure was about 20 higher then normal last I was checked. To add to the fun one of my coworkers think my ankle has a fracture in it. Woooot.

It's the blood pressure, headaches, and getting mad so easily that drive me up the wall. I am awaiting surgery, but this is my third round of antibiotics and I have a feeling a fourth is coming on.

I am sorry to come back to rpol finally only to have some health issues. >.<


Hmm... blood pressure, headaches, and easy to anger?  Do you have trouble with the bottoms of your feet?  If so, get your doctor to run a fasting blood sugar test on you.

Type II Diabetes is the most undiagnosed condition in America right now, and can masquerade as a myriad of seemingly unrelated symptoms.  I know because I am diabetic and knew something was wrong several years before my doctors did, I just didn't know what.

Do what it takes to take care of yourself.  We've only got one of you, you know.
ShadoPrism
 member, 1094 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Thu 22 Jun 2017
at 13:41
Re: Can everything just pause... just for a little while?
The easy anger one made me think of that to. High blood sugar levels tend to shorten tempers. The headaches can help with that.
Also going to the bathroom more is a sign if it's gotten far enough along.
I would suggest a 5 hour Glucose Tolerance Test as they are more accurate than a 3 hour test many people do. Gives a better over all picture.
I went full on diabetic at 18 years old cause my doctors only did the 3 hour version and did not recognize all my symtoms back in the day (I am in my 50's now.)
witchdoctor
 member, 143 posts
Thu 22 Jun 2017
at 19:51
Re: Can everything just pause... just for a little while?
In reply to ShadoPrism (msg # 852):

I'd recommend having your HB1C checked as well.  That'll give you a window into how hi/low your average daily glucose runs.
horus
 member, 162 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Thu 22 Jun 2017
at 22:23
Re: Can everything just pause... just for a little while?
In reply to witchdoctor (msg # 853):

You mean Hemoglobin A1C?  I've never seen a HB1C test in all my years as a diabetic.  Maybe I should ask about that?
witchdoctor
 member, 144 posts
Thu 22 Jun 2017
at 23:47
Re: Can everything just pause... just for a little while?
In reply to horus (msg # 854):

It's a similar test and is still often referred to as an HA1C.  The methodology is similar but it's a more stable and accurate test.  I'm a Med Lab Tech so I occasionally nerd out over stuff like this.
horus
 member, 163 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Fri 23 Jun 2017
at 00:29
Re: Can everything just pause... just for a little while?
In reply to witchdoctor (msg # 855):

Thanks for the info.  I'll definitely ask about it on my next visit (which should be soon - I'm due for a maintenance visit now.)
GammaBear
 member, 774 posts
 Gaymer
Fri 23 Jun 2017
at 00:29
Fruiting kids!!!
I am so livid right now. Some bratty kids threw two lounge chairs and a whole bunch of towels in to the pool. If I find out who did it, they are getting kicked out.
ShadoPrism
 member, 1095 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Fri 23 Jun 2017
at 12:15
Fruiting kids!!!
In reply to GammaBear (msg # 857):

ok that just begs for further information.
Kicked out of where ?
GammaBear
 member, 775 posts
 Gaymer
Fri 23 Jun 2017
at 20:12
Fruiting kids!!!
In reply to ShadoPrism (msg # 858):

Hotel.
ShadoPrism
 member, 1096 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Fri 23 Jun 2017
at 20:17
Fruiting kids!!!
In reply to GammaBear (msg # 859):

Sadly it could have been done by 'adults'. I know a few otherwise grown up peoples who stoop to such things, usualy when alchol or missed medication is applied. (and sometimes just cause they are jerks at heart)
GammaBear
 member, 776 posts
 Gaymer
Fri 23 Jun 2017
at 23:02
Fruiting kids!!!
Yes, it very well COULD have been adults. However, when we've had the same group of brats running around the hotel, sliding on the tile like they're Tom Cruise, looking suspicious when hanging out around the market area, then basically disappear after their last trip to the pool before another guest reported the vandalism, it's a pretty safe assumption.
ShadoPrism
 member, 1097 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Sun 25 Jun 2017
at 00:14
Fruiting kids!!!
In reply to GammaBear (msg # 861):

True.
Hope you have camera's out there. Just to be sure and safe.
mickey65
 member, 2 posts
 Long-time PbP player
 Love several systems
Sun 25 Jun 2017
at 01:45
Re: Can everything just pause... just for a little while?
In reply to witchdoctor (msg # 855):

My upper blood pressure keeps not behaving. The lower one is near normal. I check them at the free blood pressure station in my pharmacy three times a week. My new doc put me on both Coversyl Plus and Coversyl but it's not working as well as it should. I'd hate to think of having to take more meds or higher doses, but not sure what else I can do about it.
ShadoPrism
 member, 1098 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Sun 25 Jun 2017
at 04:12
Re: Can everything just pause... just for a little while?
In reply to mickey65 (msg # 863):

I did a little google search on those and what I find is they are the same thing. Taking both does not seem to make much sense. Mind you I only looked at 3 websites and the click on tabs that never give enough information.
Never hurts (you) to research what meds a doctor prescribes, may help in the long run to.
Evil Empryss
 member, 1552 posts
 Insert witty and
 appropriate quote here
Mon 26 Jun 2017
at 13:07
Re: Can everything just pause... just for a little while?
<sigh>

My husband came to me bragging about "clogging the toilet".  Funny, right?  Not when I found out he literally clogged the toilet.

Guess which one in the relationship has the handyman skills?  Yup.  Not him.

One nasty auger job later and I'm contemplating running the drain snake up one more pipe to make sure it doesn't happen again.
mickey65
 member, 6 posts
 Long-time PbP player
 Love several systems
Mon 26 Jun 2017
at 13:33
Re: Can everything just pause... just for a little while?
In reply to Evil Empryss (msg # 865):

We have a really cheap and ineffective toilet here that gets clogged at the drop of a hat. Using buckets of hot water, drain cleaner, and a plunger are second nature to my roommates and me. It would be cause for a tenancy crisis if one of us said, "Oh, I don't know how to clear my own blockages." (No pun intended!)
bigbadron
 moderator, 15375 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Mon 26 Jun 2017
at 15:27
Re: Can everything just pause... just for a little while?
mickey65:
In reply to Evil Empryss (msg # 865):

We have a really cheap and ineffective toilet here that gets clogged at the drop of a hat.

There's you problem - dropping hats down the toilet.  Don't do it.  :D
mickey65
 member, 7 posts
 Long-time PbP player
 Love several systems
Mon 26 Jun 2017
at 16:06
Re: Can everything just pause... just for a little while?
bigbadron:
mickey65:
In reply to Evil Empryss (msg # 865):

We have a really cheap and ineffective toilet here that gets clogged at the drop of a hat.

There's you problem - dropping hats down the toilet.  Don't do it.  :D


Hats aren't the worst things that can cause toilet blockages. But if you're a plumber you already know that.