Brianna
 member, 2011 posts
Fri 9 Oct 2015
at 19:39
ARG
In reply to ShadoPrism (msg # 154):

Sounds as though you'd better get a holster for your phone!
Tortuga
 member, 1586 posts
Tue 13 Oct 2015
at 00:30
ARG
My cat is sick. :(
Brianna
 member, 2015 posts
Tue 13 Oct 2015
at 21:05
ARG
In reply to Tortuga (msg # 156):

Oh, dear, what's wrong?  How serious, how old is the cat, etc?

The old cat here was sick a few weeks ago.  We think she's about 17 or 18, but more than that anything is serious for her because she's basically a pile of fur with bones inside, and she's champion at avoiding medication.  She recovered that one though, OK for now, fingers crossed.  Hope your outcome is equally favourable!
Tortuga
 member, 1587 posts
Wed 14 Oct 2015
at 18:50
ARG
He's fourteen. Healthy as a cat half his age, most of the time. Aside from some (fixed) dental problems and a managed thyroid condition, never had any serious problems.

Then about a month ago his appetite starts tapering off. We switch up his food, thinking he might just be finicky, but it gets to the point where we basically have to hound him to get him to finish a tablespoon of food.

Then he stops eating. This is very serious, for a cat. Shows signs of nausea, licking his lips, etc, when presented with food. We take him to the vet, they do some bloodwork. At this point he'll only eat if we hold the food directly under his face, and then only sometimes.

The bloodwork shows that his thyroid is fine, but he has an elevated white count, so they prescribe broad antibiotics; pills compacted in tuna.

We try giving him one, but he collapses halfway through it. Just falls over, panting, losing control of his bladder.

We take him to the emergency vet.

Turns out he had a vagal episode... basically gagging so hard that his heart goes off, and he fainted. They give him an antibiotic shot and an anti-nausea shot, and for a few days we see improvement. He's a little more active, eating a bit more.

Then the nausea shot wears off and he's back to the way he was.

At this point the vet tells us that it's likely not a simple infection, or he'd be showing improvement by now.

Today he's going in for an ultrasound. They have to shave his belly, hold him down, wand him. He's going to hate it, be terrified, and not understand any of it, but it's the best thing to do for it.

The two most likely scenarios at this point are pancreatitis or possible an intestinal tumor. Both are very serious. Our household conversations have turned to "quality of life discussion."

It could be something else, of course. But we don't know. We won't know until tomorrow, probably.

And then we'll have to make some sort of really difficult decision.
Little_Devil
 member, 156 posts
Thu 15 Oct 2015
at 00:20
Such a shame.
Very close family member has recently been in a head on collision and is in hospital, being taken care of thankfully. But it leaves me empty. I go home and worry, I try to ask the nurses to stay but I'm not allowed. I get no sleep and I frequently find myself trying to pass time that seems to want to stand still.

Whilst I have no time or little time to come on here I do want to come back and make a go of it. I've had to and will cut down a few games, however unfortunately I have nobody on here personally to talk to. That saddens me even more.

I want to write again but I feel I can't my muse is half gone and I'm trying to ignite it again. Yet things just don't seem to be moving for me, i feel like I was utterly abandoned by my friends on here when I needed them the most. Not even a single "Are you ok?" Because its unusual for me not to post or not be on for a day or two.

So how do I get back into the swing when I want to but I feel restricted?

Just at a loose end at the minute and I want to physically scream all of it away.
kouk
 member, 600 posts
Thu 15 Oct 2015
at 00:29
Such a shame.
Do you really want to write, or do you mostly feel obligated?
Little_Devil
 member, 157 posts
Thu 15 Oct 2015
at 00:32
Such a shame.
I want to write because it's my hobby, it's what I do even if I only have a few minutes to get on here. I'll sneak a peak at a few posts and then until I can post and write I'll be happily and excitedly thinking on what I can reply.

But I need to get back in the swing of things and I'm finding that harder now I don't have anyone to talk to.
Eggy
 member, 631 posts
Thu 15 Oct 2015
at 01:43
Such a shame.
A week ago, I opened my car door and dinged the pick up beside me. Chipped the paint. As I started to write a note with my contact information, I noticed a woman approaching with keys in hand. Only one other car was parked with me. I asked if it was her truck. She said, "Yes." I showed her the damage and told her I did it. She thanked me for letting me know. We exchanged insurance info.

Then she said something like how she'd get back to me to let me know about the estimate for the paint and the taillight. I told her that I had nothing to do with her truck's taillight. She said, "Well, you must have hit it with one of your doors. The back door maybe?" Our cars were parked parallel to each other in a parking lot. Both of our grills were at the curb. I showed her earlier where my driver's side door connected with her paint chip. She was driving an extended cab, long bed pick up. I was driving a very small 2-door, 2-seater coupe. There was no way any part of my car could have swung out to smash her taillight. She had nothing else to say. I left and contacted my insurance company.

Today, I had three missed calls from this woman. I answered her on my lunch break. She asked to meet with me to explain the truck repair. I'm like, "What's to explain?" She told me that it would be better to hear it in person. Sensing that she wanted cash in hand, I agree to meet. (At a time and location convenient to me.)

She started off about how hard it must be to be single, working mom putting myself through college (WHAT?). How she applauds my effort and my character for even wanting to leave a note. Then there was a ramble about the economy and how we all have to help each other save money. Finally, she shows me some estimates for repairs and receipts for her car rental. I think I managed to keep a pleasant face. She summed it up with how much better off I'd be if I just paid these expenses, plus the future car rental, myself. Then I could avoid a hike in my insurance and points on my driver's license.

I told her that I was very happy with my insurance company and, if she contacted my agent, she could enjoy that same prompt and helpful service. She tried to change my mind, but I thanked her and told her that I'd be late for an appointment if I stayed any longer. (Not really. Just the gym.) Then she needed my insurance info again because she'd lost it.

Am I alone in thinking this is rude? I'm not from around here, so maybe I just haven't caught on to how the locals operate, but I thought she was rude and greedy.
OceanLake
 member, 928 posts
Thu 15 Oct 2015
at 04:38
Such a shame.
Stupid and criminal. Suggest you tell your agent what happened.
Townsend
 member, 8 posts
Thu 15 Oct 2015
at 14:50
Such a shame.
In reply to Eggy (msg # 162):

And put them on alert that she might try to scam them on the tail light.

I had someone hit up my insurance for more damage than I'd done, and my insurance company had already paid it by the time they told me about it. :/

Probably had no affect on my rates, but it annoyed me someone had gone through me to cheat that way.
Eggy
 member, 632 posts
Thu 15 Oct 2015
at 17:37
Such a shame.
Thanks, guys. I sent the pictures to my claims. They don't match her pictures at all, but they do go along with the matching scrape on my car door. They're sending a claims agent that will allow me to go along while her vehicle is checked.
Grimmond
 member, 372 posts
 Antler-care by LIV THATCH
 "RALPH" The Wonder Llama
Thu 15 Oct 2015
at 18:24
Such a shame.
What kind of ranger doesn't even HAVE a long sword ... yet along a bastard sword ? Isn't that like a pre-requsite to be a ranger ?

Gheeeesh !
ShadoPrism
 member, 864 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Thu 15 Oct 2015
at 19:35
Such a shame.
In reply to Little_Devil (msg # 161):

I know that feeling, loosing connections with people online. I was in an accident a few years ago and could not get online for a couple months, came back and everyone I chatted or gamed with was just Gone.
In short you want to chat, send me an Rmail, I will respond.
Grimmond
 member, 373 posts
 Antler-care by LIV THATCH
 "RALPH" The Wonder Llama
Thu 15 Oct 2015
at 22:11
Such a shame.
Eggy, at the point that she decided to take advantage of you, I would have told her that I was writing the note so she could send you HER insurance info for the damage her door or tale gate caused your car. What you did was admirable and right. What she did was scum sucking wrong.
ShadoPrism
 member, 865 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Fri 16 Oct 2015
at 00:18
Such a shame.
In reply to Grimmond (msg # 166):

Ranger weapons ? I know of some that use axes, clubs, maces and one who used Karate (We were running an Oriental - Standard AD&D cross over for that one).
Swords and Bows are just the common stereotype.
kouk
 member, 601 posts
Fri 16 Oct 2015
at 09:27
Such a shame.
In reply to Grimmond (msg # 166):

Nah. Real rangers dual wield scimitars ...
Little_Devil
 member, 158 posts
Fri 16 Oct 2015
at 12:23
Such a shame.
In reply to ShadoPrism (msg # 167):

Thank you very much, I may take you up on that offer.
V_V
 member, 485 posts
 You can call me V, just V
 Life; a journey made once
Sat 17 Oct 2015
at 01:07
Such a shame.
In reply to kouk (msg # 170):

Or shoot a foe from nearly a mile away with the accuracy of forty feet and make it a headshot almost every time. Scimitars are nice though. I'll admit. I like to step it up to great scimitars, but that's splitting hairs. I also like hammer and axe though...
V_V
 member, 486 posts
 You can call me V, just V
 Life; a journey made once
Sat 17 Oct 2015
at 01:11
Such a shame.
In reply to Little_Devil (msg # 161):

If you Rmail me I'll almost guarantee a reply. I'll keep writing as long as there's someone to read and write back. My favorite thing to do is just chat, and rehash the "good"...times, games, or activities. I'm on RPOL to be a batter writer. The more chances I get, the better. I really love the people though.
Bloggers99
 member, 195 posts
 GM, Player, Rule Modifier
Sat 17 Oct 2015
at 04:38
Whoops
Got skipped over when applying for a game I was very interested in. It turns out that there was a required phrase within the rules thread which I missed. I missed it because it was after a sentence which stated "that's about all there is" followed by a few more sentences which I assumed were not of any significant importance. My fault, I know, but it's frustrating nonetheless. C'est la vie.

This message was last updated by the user at 04:38, Sat 17 Oct 2015.

GamerHandle
 member, 822 posts
 Umm.. yep.
 So, there's this door...
Sat 17 Oct 2015
at 07:07
Whoops
In reply to Bloggers99 (msg # 174):

Ah yes.. the classic frivolous and trivial error-detection game.. *sigh... Annoying.  One thing to pass-over someone who does not make even the remotest of efforts to actually apply - but, top 2 percentile? please...
ShadoPrism
 member, 866 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Sat 17 Oct 2015
at 17:24
Whoops
In reply to Bloggers99 (msg # 174):

They are like Bot checks, I really don't see the point to them. I have applied to those sort of games before, even including the pet phrases, and been skipped over with no response to my application to boot (which I think is just rude, personally).
Are there Bots who play this sort of RPGs ?
Wyrm
 member, 584 posts
Sat 24 Oct 2015
at 22:55
Whoops
Situational Awareness. It seems to not be a thing in Ontario
ShadoPrism
 member, 867 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Sat 24 Oct 2015
at 23:43
Whoops
In reply to Wyrm (msg # 177):

Actually that one is a bit universal. I know I suffer from a lack of it allot of the time.
Wyrm
 member, 585 posts
Tue 27 Oct 2015
at 20:40
Whoops
I need plexiglass covered solar cells that can collect enough universe juice to power the car dvd player while i wait for insurance to figure out they are reta-
Stupid.