Merevel
 member, 1219 posts
 The Unlucky Gamer
Sun 8 Oct 2017
at 14:06
Tout le Monde...
In reply to Tyr Hawk (msg # 1006):

On a related note, trying to convince people who complain about performance standards, yet take twice as long breaks and often stand around talking to people gets very similar results.


And gets you, not them, a trip to the managers office. Wooot. Logic!
ShadoPrism
 member, 1134 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Mon 23 Oct 2017
at 19:47
ER Doctors are Dangerous to your Health
Visit to the ER today - turns out I have an infection in the rear left sinus cavity - the medicines they prescribed state on their warning label DO NOT TAKE IF YOU HAVE A LIVER CONDITION.
I was born with a weak liver, ergo I have a liver condition (part of my diabetes). One (the antibiotic) can cause severe abdominal trauma, diarrhea, and kidney failure.
The pain killer, for the abdominal pain can just straight up Kill you of you have a laundry list of medical problems (I have about 4 of the ones listed on the first line alone). Also one of the lesser side effects is dizziness, which I am presently suffering from due to the infection (so making it worse sounds very possible.)
I have come to the conclusion these people don't look at a patients medical history before prescribing things to their patients, and if their meds kill the patient, oh well, one less person to worry about.
Fyrerain
 member, 82 posts
Mon 23 Oct 2017
at 23:12
ER Doctors are Dangerous to your Health
I've learned to assume they don't check patient history before prescribing. I'm allergic to opiates -- but even though I repeat this 3-4 times in a visit to UC or the ER, if I get a script, it's for opiates. Even if I tell the entry nurse, the nurse who comes to the room, the anesthesiologist, and the doctor I'm allergic to it... that's what gets prescribed. I've learned the hard way not to let them give me drugs in the ER without verifying it's not an opiate -- throwing up with broken ribs is very much not fun.

Ditto antibiotics. Cipro was very popular for a while (may still be; salesmen push/ed it), and I'm allergic to it. Plus, it's like using a nuke to kill a bug when a .22 bullet would work -- massive overkill.

Demand they find you alternatives!
Kessa
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Tue 24 Oct 2017
at 01:46
ER Doctors are Dangerous to your Health
The ER is designed as a tool for slapping a band-aid on you long enough for you to get to your primary care doctor, unless you are actually experiencing an emergency or dying. They are not a good stand in for not having a good and attentive primary doctor, though, for reasons like this.

I've learned that most doctors, even if they do look at your records, aren't familiar with all medications, or all conditions effected by them. They look up what issue you are having and what usually gets prescribed and if they happen to realize that's something you shouldn't have, they will change it, or ask you about it, but in an ER setting, that's quite a bit of attention to get. A good rule of thumb is to look up whatever they give you before you leave (take your cell phone), or make them check (specifically ask-- it's okay to be inconvenient when your health is at stake) before you take the prescription from them, and if it's something you can't have, tell them then so you don't waste time and money filling something only to realize at home you can't use it. The last time I moved, a had a trash bag of stuff that I filled just to have to toss out because I couldn't use it.
ShadoPrism
 member, 1135 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Tue 24 Oct 2017
at 04:31
ER Doctors are Dangerous to your Health
Had phone, but pharmacy uses generics allot. Had they given me the prescribed meds (I look the one the doctor actually prescribed after a nap) and it's side effects were not as bad as the generic, it's just more expensive (which my insurance does not like either). Still a narcotic so possibly addictive.
Still I should have at least looked the stuff up before paying for it to have been sure. But in my defense I am in a Lot of pain right now. Migraine level headache.
Kessa
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Tue 24 Oct 2017
at 06:43
ER Doctors are Dangerous to your Health
Migraine pain is the worst! Glad the name brand stuff worked out! I always have to get name brand also, even though supposedly the formulations are the same as generic. I have no idea why it works better.
Brianna
 member, 2137 posts
Tue 24 Oct 2017
at 17:24
ER Doctors are Dangerous to your Health
I depend more on my pharmacist than my primacy care doctor to tell me if current meds/conditions don't mix with new ones.  Not just because my primary care doctor is pretty useless but because the pharmacy keeps track of everything I take, while the doctor concentrates on the prescription.  It is indeed bad that they didn't pay attention when you told them, over and over, of problems, but I wouldn't expect a clinic/ER to go through all your records looking for issues, they just don't have time.
Tyr Hawk
 member, 331 posts
 You know that one guy?
 Yeah, that's me.
Tue 24 Oct 2017
at 18:10
ER Doctors are Dangerous to your Health
So, just some general advice, but you always want to check both active and inactive ingredients in your medication. The active ingredients are usually what's the same between a given drug and its generic form, because those are the ingredients meant to treat the exact condition the medication is prescribed for. Every now and then, the amounts are different - which happens, but is rare if they're the same type and form of a drug (form being pill versus gel cap versus other) - but otherwise the actives are usually the same.

The inactive ingredients, however, can and do vary greatly, and those inactive ingredients are ones that can mess you up. Don't ever assume inactive means "doesn't do  anything." Everything does something, and everything interacts with your body in some way (even if it's just jumping right through). Check the lists, and if they don't match up blow for blow (which I'm imagining they won't), then the differences are what you need to note, and what you should probably avoid in the future (in the generic, since it caused the worse side-effects this time).

I hope that helps (everyone, really) and that you, Shado, feel better soon. ^-^
praguepride
 member, 1211 posts
 "Hugs for the Hugs God!"
 - Warhammer Fluffy-K
Tue 24 Oct 2017
at 22:03
ER Doctors are Dangerous to your Health
Why can't my players just get along :P
ShadoPrism
 member, 1136 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Wed 25 Oct 2017
at 09:09
ER Doctors are Dangerous to your Health
In reply to Tyr Hawk (msg # 1018):

Oh believe me, I keep track of Inactive ingrediants. Did you know most toothpaste and mouth washes plus Pepto have sachrine in them. I am Highly allergic to sachrine so I pay attention to those sort of things. (I am allergic or intollerant to many things and medications, so I have to take care.)]
I went back to the ER yesterday and consulted with them about this stuff and decided, short term, that it is ok to take this stuff.
The down side I learned, Don't take the Anti-biotic and the pain meds at the same time (very bad combination, actually made the pain worse). But taking them a couple hours appart worked out pretty well.
Had a bit of a breakthru this morning to. Coughed up a huge thing of phlem which apparently was causing a major block in my head (causing a headache that no amount of pain killer was working on). With in seconds of coughing that up that headache disappated, unfortunetly it just spread the pain through out my head (sinus cavities) but it's a much weaker pain and easier to handle with meds. Still a little woosie but I put that down to a combination of sinuses and being in bed all day yesterday.
Tyr Hawk
 member, 332 posts
 You know that one guy?
 Yeah, that's me.
Wed 25 Oct 2017
at 13:46
ER Doctors are Dangerous to your Health
In reply to ShadoPrism (msg # 1020):

Glad to hear on both counts. ^_^ It's always good to know I'm not the only one who was taught how to read a list on a bottle. XD

Wait... should this post go into "More Good Stuff" now? TOO POSITIVE! ARRRRGH! *disappears with his post into a pile of rainbows and sunshine*
V_V
 member, 636 posts
 You can call me V, just V
 Life; a journey made once
Mon 30 Oct 2017
at 10:49
Really struggling with PTSD, Anxiety and physical pain.
This will probably be moot once my medicine kicks in, but right now I'm just really struggling. If someone wants to Rmail me, within like an hour maybe two, I'd appreciate the company.

My games are too difficult to digest right now. I feel very overwhelmed, even though it's all supposed to be fun. I spent five hours on RPOL and don't really have much to show for it. I'm also in so much pain, from a tooth ache, that I'm having taken care of in a week, that I'm irritable when I post. I come off too strong, and then rewrite it and then get OCD about the post, and just sigh and either delete it or post it knowing it looks bad.

I will probably delete this post tomorrow, unless I'm still really struggling, but if I don't please forgive me if I'm quiet to replies afterward.

I REALLY wish I could sleep. I'm in pain and so tired, laying in bed makes me more anxious and tic loud enough to keep my roommate awake. So I'm going to hope my medicine takes the edge off.

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ShadoPrism
 member, 1137 posts
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 Gamer-Disorder
Mon 30 Oct 2017
at 23:47
Really struggling with PTSD, Anxiety and physical pain.
In reply to V_V (msg # 1022):

I can sypathize with the lack of sleep and pain, but mine is from a bad sinus infection. THough I have had the toothaches in the past (including a couple of impacted ones that took surgery to remove.)

To much pain to sleep or when you do it's either from the drugs or pure exhaustion and thus not anywhere near as restful as normal sleep.

Hang in there, think happy thoughts and pretend to be Peter Pan or the like for a little while. Sometimes just forcing yourself to 'Be Happy' can help ease the anxiety a bit to. Sort of tricking your subconscious for a few ticks if nothing else.
V_V
 member, 638 posts
 You can call me V, just V
 Life; a journey made once
Tue 31 Oct 2017
at 07:19
Really struggling with PTSD, Anxiety and physical pain.
Yeah, I feel better now. Still in significant pain, and it's hard to eat anything, but the psychological problems are very dim. Someone did end up Rmailing me, and just as I read it, my medicine began to kick in. So I slept fairly well too.

Physical pain though is temporary, and I'm fairly equipped to deal with it if it's not severe. Which right now it isn't, it's just noticeable and prone to cause irritability.

I saw a great post in a community chat thread that said what many already know "Resist the urge to post when angry". The way it was said helped encapsulate the reason, and it's stuck with me. Even though I'm angry at the pain I'm apt to take it out on my players, and be a hardass GM. So it's just playing and chatting until the oral surgeon appointment.

For now, the vent seems done with. It really helped relieve the stress and adrenaline jitters by simply posting the vent and putting feelings into words. All I have to do is just take regular pain killers and keep this darn appointment.
jpetoh
 member, 361 posts
 As irrational
 as pi.
Wed 1 Nov 2017
at 22:04
The cost of being a good parent
So about six months ago, my family of four had been living in central NY. My wife got offered a much better job in Virginia, so we picked up stakes and moved south.

My 11yo son (the oldest) had been swimming competitively for the past three years. So in an effort to maintain some familiarity for him, we found a local swim team in the same national league for which he is already a member.

During his third practice, the assistant coach had the swimmers up on the starting platforms trying to teach them proper entry at the beginning of a race. He had threaded a long skinny PVC pipe through a pool noodle and was holding it about two feet away at the platform level to encourage them to get distance. When my son tried it, he was more focused on getting over the pipe than to get beyond it. As such, my 5ft son dove into the 6ft end of the pool with enough momentum to faceplant at the bottom.

My wife, his little brother and I were all there to see this. He came up from the bottom kind of stunned. He had a welt from where the goggles mashed into his face, and he complained his neck and back hurt. After some initial first aid, the decision was made by the gym per policy to call an ambulance. The EMTs determined he needed to be taken to the hospital. After ten hours, four consults, an MRI and a head/spine x-ray, it was determined that there was nothing broken or torn. Basically, he had "whiplash" needing to wear a neck collar for several days and plenty of ibuprofen.

In the days following the accident, I did some thorough research. Come to find out, the teaching method he was using was not authorized by the national league. Diving over a bar required the kids to be going into at least 12 ft of water. In fact, this is why he was never trained to do it with his old team, because they knew the water at the end of the pool with the platforms didn't meet safety standards. I also discovered that every swimmer needed to go through a documented five-step training off the side of the pool before even setting foot on the platform. I even confirmed that this testing need to be done over if joining a new team within the national league. I am certain this was not done.

The problem is, my wife's group insurance is a high premium/high deductible policy since their group is so small. We have received the bills for the ambulance and hospital stay, and our responsibility is in the neighborhood of $2,500. I have contacted my son's old coach, and he told me that if his new team is part of the same league, we should be able to just submit to the gym's liability insurance for coverage of the remainder.

I have contacted the executive director of the facility and asked to whom I should submit the medical bills, and a received a very diplomatic and polite "too bad for you" response.

This was not my son goofing around. This was not my son slipping and falling. This was an accident due to the coaching staff ignoring the safety regulations set out by their affiliated league. Poor decisions made by the staff of the gym led to my family shouldering the burden. I understand that I signed a liability waiver, but it is written in such a way that if the coach came in drunk, pushed my son into the water, and texted on his phone while my son drowned, the gym wouldn't be liable. I found a legal website saying waivers like this rarely hold up in court.

Mind you, I was out of work before I left NY and have not been able to find work since arriving here. I developed chronic full-body tendinitis during the move and would have great difficulty even sitting at a desk for half a day. So we're just making ends meet. A $2,500 bill is going to take us about three years to pay off in our current situation.

I have gotten a free consultation from a personal injury lawyer who was very professional and sympathetic. However, he says that since my boy made a full recovery and the amount is "so small," there is very little chance of my winning if I litigate. He even sent me a precedent set in the State of Virginia about a younger teen who drowned at a Boy Scout camp while an older teen was in charge, and the court ruled in the camp's favor.

So here we are with this significant bill that will pretty much eat up the monthly money we have earmarked for him to be part of this league, and we have a really bad taste in our mouth as far as the coach and the administration. There are only a couple more teams in the area, but we had already passed them up when we were first researching a new team for him.

My wife wants to quit pursuing this. I want to contact the national league, report what has happened, and inquire as to whether the incident was reported to them as required by charter. The fact that they weren't following proper training methods - along with some other cagey responses from staff and administration - leads me to think that they aren't 100% kosher with other expectations set by the national league. I may not be able to get the gym to help us with the bill, but I might be able hold them otherwise responsible. I'm getting the feeling that the gym is trying to hide its indiscretions from the league for fear of losing their charter.

In short, other people made ignorant mistakes for which my family needs to take fiscal responsibility, and I'm right fruit saladed off about it.
Kessa
 member, 535 posts
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Thu 2 Nov 2017
at 01:56
The cost of being a good parent
Eeep! I would definitely report them! Even if it doesn't help your particular case, at least no other child will have the same accident due to their training negligence! It's true, you might not be welcome at their facility anymore, but I don't know that you would want to given your experience with them so far anyway. If you're going to have to eat the bill anyway, at least get some compensation in the way of having the trainer held responsible even if it's not fiscally.
OceanLake
 member, 1015 posts
Thu 2 Nov 2017
at 05:38
The cost of being a good parent
I agree.
ShadoPrism
 member, 1140 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Thu 2 Nov 2017
at 17:49
The cost of being a good parent
What the others have said. Report them, present all evidence you have, documentation and such will help greatly here. These places like paper trails over hearsay.
jpetoh
 member, 363 posts
 As irrational
 as pi.
Tue 7 Nov 2017
at 18:03
The cost of being a good parent
Follow-up: I sent an e-mail to the executive director, objectively stating the training method observed along with links to the league rules on how they were supposed to do it. I also used the words "negligence" and "ignorance", as well as setting the trap of asking if the coaches knew these rules prior to coaching my son. If 'yes,' they knew the rules and broke them, and if 'no,' they joined the league and never bothered to acquaint themselves with the rules.

The response was a remarkable 180. He has requested a copy of the medical bill for review.

Now to see if anything comes of it...
Yaztromo
 member, 109 posts
Wed 8 Nov 2017
at 02:02
The cost of being a good parent
I hate when colleagues delay everything with pathetic reasons just for the sake of being begged to do their job and appear to save the day when they do it at the very last possible time.
I won't beg.
MalaeDezeld
 member, 33 posts
Wed 8 Nov 2017
at 03:05
Lice
My daughter got lice, for time it happens. Today, I paranoided all day, every little itches amplified... I don't think I'm infected, but it is hard to check alone.

My only consolation (I wouldn't admit to this not correct thought in public) in all this, we found out about the lice yesterday, when she is at her mom's for the next 12 days instead of 5.
ShadoPrism
 member, 1141 posts
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 Gamer-Disorder
Wed 8 Nov 2017
at 09:14
The cost of being a good parent
In reply to jpetoh (msg # 1029):

Hope it works out for you.
GreyGriffin
 member, 182 posts
Wed 15 Nov 2017
at 18:36
The cost of being a good parent

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MalaeDezeld
 member, 35 posts
Thu 16 Nov 2017
at 04:47
Vents
NOOOO!!!! The latest firefox update deactivated all my favorite extensions. RIP firegesture... I don't have time to go extension/browser shopping right now :(

This message was last updated by the user at 04:47, Thu 16 Nov.

Tyr Hawk
 member, 338 posts
 You know that one guy?
 Yeah, that's me.
Thu 16 Nov 2017
at 04:57
Vents
If it's any consolation, there's a chance that those extensions will be updated and implemented soon. Lots of folks are just a bit slow with rolling updates out, but they do get them done. Unless you've checked and those folks aren't doing updates, in which case my best bet would be to either go back to old versions of Firefox that support those plugins, or use Chrome.

Chrome has the added benefit of being all futuristic-looking, because of the bright silver coloration. And the robots, also made of chrome.