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Subject: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 07 Apr 12 - 02:42 PM

Well, back in January, as some of you know, my pub closed.

Then, my car died. I didn't complain here because it was my fault for not sliding some oil to her when she needed it (musical reference alert). Yes, I actually killed a corolla through neglect.

Then our landlady told us to declutter or be evicted, so we did.

But, she's evicting us anyway. We need a place by the end of the month. Single parent, twin teenagers just finishing their junior (3rd) year of high school, and 2 small cats. Just as well I don't believe in curses.

Are we having fun yet?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 07 Apr 12 - 02:43 PM

Wow. Every single link worked the first time around. I am enjoying this thing they call manic.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 07 Apr 12 - 05:23 PM

Well, at least you won't blame God for it...(which is an odd thing that some people do when things don't go as well as they had hoped.)

I do hope you find some speedy solutions to your difficulties, Mrrzy. You are facing major challenges, that is for sure. You're in the southern USA somewhere, aren't you?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: gnu
Date: 07 Apr 12 - 05:50 PM

Gee. I hope things work out okay.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: wysiwyg
Date: 07 Apr 12 - 06:29 PM

((((Mrr)))

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 07 Apr 12 - 06:38 PM

Hugs from me, too -- alas, all I can offer right now other than good thoughts and lots of white light.

Going through my own trials. (See Curmudgeon thread.)

Builds character, doesn't it? Geez, I don't know about you, but I thought I was enough of a character to start out with.

Seriously, I wish you all the best. And may it work out better than your wildest dreams.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 07 Apr 12 - 07:46 PM

Thanks, I'm kind of looking forward to some of this... but then again, I'm kind of manic right now so I might enjoy anything, sez I, not tempting fate.

As long as the boys are OK we'll be fine.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Bobert
Date: 07 Apr 12 - 07:52 PM

Sorry, Mrrzy, but we just got our house back...

Keep us posted...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Maryrrf
Date: 07 Apr 12 - 08:09 PM

The end of the month - that doesn't give you much time. Here's hoping you'll end up in a much better dwelling.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 07 Apr 12 - 10:19 PM

I know people with young children who found an apartment in PA through Craig's List, but I imagine you've already looked there.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Charley Noble
Date: 08 Apr 12 - 09:19 AM

Mrrzy-

My best offer is to put this all together as another home-wrecked blues. However, gallows humor may not be what you need more of just now. Maybe after you're resettled.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 08 Apr 12 - 09:24 PM

Charley, go right ahead!

I may be getting a Nissan Sentra...

I may be finding an apt on craigslist - hey, I got a date, that was something!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: GUEST,TIA
Date: 09 Apr 12 - 01:00 AM

Not being creepy...
What do you need?
I have trouble staying signed in, but PM member TIA.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Charley Noble
Date: 09 Apr 12 - 09:53 AM

Mrrzy-

Lou and Peter Barryman had a nice song about living in one's car. Is that your idea for the Nissan Sentra? Charlie King composed a song called "Self-Storage," as another alternative housing song.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 10 Apr 12 - 01:39 PM

Movin day, movin day
Pick your (somethings) off the floor
(something something) going out the door
Cause it's movin day
Pack up all your grips and get away
If you spent every cent you can live out in a tent
It's mooooooovin day.

What about taking a very short lease on a small apartment, 6 months, moving now, and using those 6 months to find something better?

The car I looked at failed the mechanic's audition. The other one I was looking at got sold while I was looking at the one that flunked.

Life goes on, it happens every day
So 'preciate what you got before it's taken away
Life will hit you when you're unprepared
So be grateful and take all that you can while you're there
Take that frown off your head
You're a long time dead (?)
Life goes on and on and on


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 10 Apr 12 - 02:47 PM

Yeah, well, on the other hand, you might only be "dead" for a second or two. All we ever know consciously is being alive, and that might continue after what we call "death". We won't know till we get there.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: fat B****rd
Date: 14 Apr 12 - 03:26 PM

I hope things have got better for you, Mrrzy.
Please update.
ATB from Charlie fB


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: GUEST,999
Date: 14 Apr 12 - 03:33 PM

Ditto fB.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: gnu
Date: 14 Apr 12 - 06:25 PM

Me too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: katlaughing
Date: 14 Apr 12 - 11:50 PM

And, me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 15 Apr 12 - 12:30 PM

I'm in the "Waiting for an Update Club," too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 Apr 12 - 01:02 PM

One would think that Mrrzy could at least make it to an internet cafe, if they still exist. Meanwhile there are always these verses from The Pity the Downtrodden Landlord Songbook to muse over:

Chorus:

I'm bound for that beautiful city,
My Lord has prepared for His own;
Where all the redeemed of all ages
Sing "glory" around the white throne;
Sometimes I grow homesick for heaven,
And the glories I there shall behold:
What a joy that will be when my Savior I see,
In that beautiful city of gold.

We'll never pay rent for our mansion,
The taxes will never come due;
Our garments will never grow threadbare,
But always be fadeless and new;
We'll never be hungry nor thirsty,
Nor languish in poverty there,
For all the rich bounties of heaven
His sanctified children will share.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 15 Apr 12 - 03:03 PM

sadly mrrzy i dont think you believe the above so i will just say best wishes.
pete


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 15 Apr 12 - 04:17 PM

Mrrzy, so sorry about your problems. May you soon find good solutions and be secure and happy once more. Meilleurs voeux! Eliza xx


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: maeve
Date: 15 Apr 12 - 04:21 PM

Sometimes our daily challenges keep us from being able to make contact. Mrrzy knows we'll be hoping for a good solution to the current challenges and when it's convenient will check in.

Thinking of you and your family, Mrrzy!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: gnu
Date: 15 Apr 12 - 06:42 PM

Well said, m.

Keeping you and yours in my Ts&Ps.

g


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: katlaughing
Date: 15 Apr 12 - 06:47 PM

That's what I was thinking, too, maeve. In the midst of moving, esp. with kids and in dire straits, getting to any kind of internet access is probably way down on the list of priorities.

I hope she has found some accommodation.

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 15 Apr 12 - 07:37 PM

I hope so, too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 16 Apr 12 - 09:53 AM

Aargh. Thanks, and yes, I am bad at doing anything other than car- and apt-shop when i do get online...

So, my month's notice is halfway over, no sign of an apt yet, and I am also still looking for a lawyer as I don't think you can really evict peopple for things that were true when you renewed the lease. On verra.

And I am still in a rental car, which I do NOT plan on living in!

I spate in me fist and I picked up me stick
And up the coach road like a deer I did trip
I cared not for bailiff, landlord, or Old Nick
And I sang like the lark in the morning...


(Not yet true but a lovely verse...)


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: maeve
Date: 16 Apr 12 - 10:45 AM

Thanks for taking time to check in, Mrrzy. You'll sort it all out!


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From: fat B****rd
Date: 16 Apr 12 - 11:04 AM

Like what Maeve said.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 Apr 12 - 11:16 AM

And to entertain folks until Mrrzy's next update:


Words and music by Guy Clark
© 1975 BMG Music
Recorded on Old No. 1, SH-C-1030

La Freeway

Pack up all your dishes,
Make note of all good wishes,
Say good-bye to the landlord for me,
Son-of-a-bitches always bore me;
Throw out them LA papers,
Moldy bags of vanilla wafers,
Adios to all this concrete,
Gonna get me some dirt road back street.

Chorus:

If I can just get off of this LA Freeway,
Without gettin' killed or caught,
I'll be down the road in a cloud of smoke
To some land I ain't bought, bought, bought!


Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 16 Apr 12 - 05:08 PM

Looking for a lawyer? Isn't there a not-for-profit housing agency in your region? Something like that?

I don't mean a body that rents housing, I mean an agency that keeps an eye on landlords and gives advice.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 16 Apr 12 - 08:05 PM

I'm still full of hope that you will find something suitable and affordable.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 17 Apr 12 - 01:37 PM

Me too... and I still have two whole weeks.

Trying to move within a college town in April is kinda like something else that's futile that I can't think of right now. Analogies welcome.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Apr 12 - 01:42 PM

Yikes is there a way she could give you till June at which point some of the student apartments might be freeing up? Hoping this turns out for the best - it can't be good living in a place where the landlady is hostile.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: fat B****rd
Date: 17 Apr 12 - 03:22 PM

"Spitting on a fish" Mrrzy. Good analogy for futility from my old friend David Atkins.
In the meantimne all the very best of luck to you.
Charlie.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: katlaughing
Date: 17 Apr 12 - 04:53 PM

We, our three kids, six cats, one dog, and two birds lived in a motel room for three months as we waited for the place we were going to rent to become vacant/lease ran out. It was an adventure, but doable. Maybe it would work for you as a stop-gap measure?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 17 Apr 12 - 06:11 PM

there is a possible 6-months lease on a small apt available now BUT I have finally actually gotten to talk to a lawyer and she can't evict me just by sending me a letter, she has to take me to court, and until then there is really nothing she can do if I stay here... so I am worrying more now about the car, and will continue to fight the eviction. If we can stay another year, hostile landlord or not, the boys will graduate and I can go live with my mom who will need me by then, is the plan.

I am relieved about the court thing - since she has filed no papers, I have more time than I thought. I was under the impression that she could just show up with bailiffs and they would toss all my furniture out into the street...

So back to trying to buy a car!

I think the analogy I was not thinking of was Herding cats. But spitting on a fish sounds about right too!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: GUEST,999
Date: 17 Apr 12 - 06:18 PM

It's better news than you had, Mrrzy. I'm happy for you and your boys.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: mg
Date: 17 Apr 12 - 06:29 PM

I would consider the six month lease...it is hard to live in a hostile place...and if she is somewhat prosperous she might take the court option..more hassles...but your choice of course...mg


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 17 Apr 12 - 10:47 PM

Well. A reprieve. Good. I thought at the beginning it sounded like very short notice to evict you, but I don't know much about these laws here, let alone elsewhere.

Also, I wondered if she had told you to declutter because she knew she was going to try to get you out and was afraid you would be one of those tenants who left a lot of stuff behind for her to deal with.

Whatever paths you choose, I hope you will keep us informed.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: GUEST,999
Date: 17 Apr 12 - 10:53 PM

I like that ChanteyLass gal.


Just sayin'.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: GUEST,Mrr
Date: 18 Apr 12 - 08:46 PM

Yeah, me too.

I think she is gearing up to sell it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: SINSULL
Date: 19 Apr 12 - 10:04 AM

Glad to hear you can stay put. Moving is expensive as well as stressful. I wonder if you might negotiate some cash out of her if she really wants you out.
Has your lawyer advised her of your plans. Just avoid a confrontation on the first of the month.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 19 Apr 12 - 09:03 PM

Sounds like good advice.


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From: Bobert
Date: 19 Apr 12 - 09:28 PM

In most states an eviction takes 4 to 6 months...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: gnu
Date: 20 Apr 12 - 05:00 PM

Good news!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 20 Apr 12 - 08:13 PM

And if it's a Dachshund you're trying to evict, it can take even longer. They can increase their specific gravity by 800% at will!!! This happens, for instance, when you're trying to make them go outside...and it's raining.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 21 Apr 12 - 03:08 PM

Wish I could do that!

Yes, I feel much better, anybody nearby want to take a road trip and visit me?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: fat B****rd
Date: 21 Apr 12 - 03:24 PM

Would that I could !
AS my old dad used to say "Keep B*****ing in"
Charlie


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: wysiwyg
Date: 21 Apr 12 - 10:14 PM

...anybody nearby want to take a road trip and visit me?

I forget where you are, Mrr, but if you PM I can put you on an itinerary. Hardi and I seem to have a lot of unusual-for-us travel coming up this year.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 22 Apr 12 - 12:20 AM

I thought you might learn that an eviction isn't so easy once you spoke with an attorney. My brother is in Real Estate (in California) and they do some property management - there are people in California who make it a practice to rent then get themselves evicted by landlords who are so desperate to have them leave that they pay them to move, even though they stopped paying rent months earlier. I know that's not where you're at - those people are taking advantage of laws set up to help someone like you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 23 Apr 12 - 01:21 PM

Central Virginia, USA... come on by and tell the landlady this is a livable situation!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 01 May 12 - 12:31 PM

Update for May Day, wish I had some lilies-of-the-valley, very French to have those today.

Anyway, I have a car again, that's good, and the weekend I'm supposed to move out is this coming weekend... but I'm not.

Upon legal advice I sent landlady an email saying we wouldn't be moving, and she sent back Yes you are, which I forwarded to lawyer saying How do I respond? Advised not to bother, I haven't... so it might be interesting this weekend, I think I'll encourage the boys to have their larger friends over, he he. Definitely not going out of town, though.
How are all of your lives?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Monique
Date: 01 May 12 - 02:09 PM

Je t'envoie un peu de muguet virtuel par la pensée...


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: gnu
Date: 01 May 12 - 02:15 PM

Good luck!


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From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 01 May 12 - 02:32 PM

dont know if the same in the US but i hear its best to be seen to continue paying rent to demonstate good faith on your part-though i suppose your legal has advised.
wishing you all the best.pete.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: fat B****rd
Date: 01 May 12 - 03:33 PM

My life isn't too bad at all. Thank you, Mrrzy.
It's good that you ask about others.
ATB as ever from Charlie. fB


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Charley Noble
Date: 01 May 12 - 04:47 PM

Mrrzy-

It's useful to remind the landlady that you're aware that she'll need a court order to legally evict you. Then maybe you can agree to something more agreeable as a date to move out.

A tenant who know his or her rights is a force to be reckoned with.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 01 May 12 - 05:06 PM

That is true but it also makes people who would have been interested in having a small rental unit or two and who would do their best to be good landladies just stay out of the business entirely for fear of all that could happen to them from renters..I know..this has been my situation...you can be destroyed by bad renters..you can be forced to accept bad renters...so many people smarter than me just won't do it..that leaves it to people with lawyers, managers etc. who can afford loss of rent, legal processes etc. mg


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 May 12 - 05:49 PM

I was advised to put the rent in an escrow account when in a similar situation.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 01 May 12 - 06:06 PM

I deposit straight into her account, and she has given me (verbal) permission to keep doing so, so I'm paying the rent as I can. Tomorrow, in fact; I have till the 4th.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 01 May 12 - 06:08 PM

Et merci pour le muguet!

Half the reason I post is so people will make me feel better; half is to make other people feel better; and half is to get ideas flowing about the problem. When I post about a problem and a half, that is.

Love,

-Mrr


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 01 May 12 - 06:25 PM

I see you subscribe to the CarTalk approach to their program, in which they have three halves. :)

Be polite to one and all, and if the sheriff should arrive on the porch, ask for the documents that need to be file. But I can't imagine a constable or sheriff would try to evict someone without proper papers in hand, and from a court order.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 01 May 12 - 09:08 PM

I hope your weekend turns out to be duller than dishwater.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Charley Noble
Date: 01 May 12 - 09:24 PM

mg-

Also true. Being a landlord myself for the last 20 years I have run across my share of "tenants from hell." However, they still have rights.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 01 May 12 - 10:06 PM

Hey, if I'm from anywhere, it's from the earth!

As I said, I don't deny the damage, I deny that she has to throw us out now, when she's renewed the lease *more than once* with the damage existing, AND even more especially *after* we cleaned up and did all the other stuff she wanted (and which we, well, I, needed to do, sure, but the point is, we DID it). So she can wait till the twins finish high school next spring, they've lived here since they were 3 for crying out loud.

I know, the wits will say, they're twins, they've always been 2.. {;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: maeve
Date: 01 May 12 - 10:26 PM

http://frenchindc.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/lilyofthevalleybouquet.jpg


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 01 May 12 - 10:28 PM

(grateful kissing noises!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 02 May 12 - 08:48 AM

A certain amount of wear and tear is expected in a rental situation. Did the clutter/damage go beyond a normal accumulation of stuff or a normal amount of wear? Things can be fixed, as you say, and if they continued while you had leases renewed, it seems to suggest it wasn't a concern. I was in an apartment for 2 1/2 years between divorce and buying a new home. When they inspected there were some splashes on the wall, slight stains next to the trash can where tomato sauce or tea bags had splashed on their way into the trash. Even with regular wiping down, the spots left stains - nothing structurally wrong, just a cosmetic thing that paint will solve. She commented that since we'd been there over two years it was covered as a reasonable kind of mark to expect. If I'd stayed less than 2 years I might have had to pay for paint.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: GUEST,Mrr
Date: 02 May 12 - 05:38 PM

We've been there 14 years, and yes, it was excessive, Tim used to put his fist through the drywall a lot when he was little...


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 03 May 12 - 10:55 AM

check engine light just went on...

*sigh*


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Becca72
Date: 03 May 12 - 11:08 AM

Did you recently fill the gas tank? Make sure the cap is on tight! That can cause the engine light to come on


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Maryrrf
Date: 03 May 12 - 11:50 AM

Maybe it isn't too bad - my "Check Engine" light kept coming on and they couldn't find out what was wrong - the car ran okay. It has now been permanently "on" for well over a year. The mechanic said there are lots of things, some major, some minor, that can cause the light to go on. When it's flashing that usually means a major problem, when it's just on - maybe it's a major problem but it might not be. My car has been running fine so maybe you can get away with it for a while...Good luck!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: jacqui.c
Date: 04 May 12 - 08:55 AM

Been keeping up with the thread. I'm glad to see that you won't be thrown out on the street this weekend. Here's hoping that you can stick to the plan and let the twins graduate. Lots of good thoughts coming from Maine.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: SINSULL
Date: 04 May 12 - 08:55 AM

This feels a bit like the gunfight at the OK Corral. Waiting to see who blinks first.
Good luck, M.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 04 May 12 - 08:58 AM

If you are not a high mileage driver go onto turbobricks (website - google) and start looking out for a nice used 2 or 7 series Volvo estate - you will get one as cheap as chips, they are spacious and comfortable. Remember they are 20 years old and budget for maintenance and check the oil and water daily and keep a spare fuel pump relay and you will probably be fine for another 10 years. They rust less than almost any other car. The catalyst equipped ones should fly through emissions testing (smog testing). But they do do only about 25 to the UK gallon (less of course to the US gallon).


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 05 May 12 - 12:21 PM

Engine light went off by itself. Hmmm.

Tomorrow is the We're Here, Get Used To It party, 3pm to whenever, come one come all! Pot luck - I could use both.

Luvs!

Anybody else having disasters? I could use some schadenfreude and you could use some sympathy...


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: GUEST,Chongo Chimp
Date: 05 May 12 - 01:44 PM

There ain't no Schadenfreude here right now, Mrrzy, but I think I got an old bottle of Gewertztramiener somewhere that I can send you. I'll check in the back of the fridge.

- Chongo


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: gnu
Date: 05 May 12 - 01:56 PM

Sometimes, if you park a vehicle on a slope with the front end downward a "vacuum pressure" in the gas tank will cause the check engine light to come on. SOMEtimes, merely taking off and replacing the gas cap will clear it. If not, at my Ford dealership, it costs $68 + 13% tax to clear it... or $10 cash for my buddy at my service station. He never wants the money but I tell him if he doesn't take it I will drop it on the ground and walk away and that would be rude so, "Please don't embarass me."


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: jacqui.c
Date: 05 May 12 - 06:03 PM

Hope all went well today.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 05 May 12 - 08:57 PM

What jacqui.c said. I look forward to an update. I hope you did have friends stop by. And I hope they brought food and moral support. And hugs.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: gnu
Date: 06 May 12 - 03:08 PM

Me too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: SINSULL
Date: 07 May 12 - 11:39 AM

So, how goes the battle?
SINS


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 26 May 12 - 04:53 PM

just looked in to see if any news of how its going.best pete


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 26 May 12 - 07:16 PM

I hope that no recent updates means things are going well.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 06 Aug 16 - 10:14 AM

Younger twin kid (21) waiting for psych bed after calling suicide hotline who sent him to ER... think good thoughts and Calm Blue Ocean.

Oh, and the Check Engine light is still on. Hadn't realized how long it had been!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Senoufou
Date: 06 Aug 16 - 10:23 AM

Oh Mrrzy, what a worry for you! At least he called the Suicide Line and is getting help. I hope he will be given all necessary treatment and counselling.
Look after yourself and try to stay strong. Thinking of you.

Eliza


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Thompson
Date: 06 Aug 16 - 12:28 PM

How to fix drywall. Point out to the lads that women find men who are handy around the house irresistible, as a rule. There's something atavistic about the attractions of a man in work clothes, fixing things and doing it well.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: fat B****rd
Date: 06 Aug 16 - 01:27 PM

Best thoughts as always from Charlie.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Donuel
Date: 06 Aug 16 - 03:52 PM

this is the first I've heard of this misfortune.

A good wish patch and a thoughtful spot respray doesn't seem to be the answer, a full karmic restoration would be best but...
Those take 3 months, showing up on schedule and a group effort applying a small AOC.

oh, if you drink coffee, change your brand!
Oct. 7 Is closer than it feels. That's when repairs and preparations pay off.

Bob Wheeler
Karmic Garage


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 06 Aug 16 - 06:11 PM

Apropos of "check engine" light: I have a 2011 Ford Focus. Early last year the "engine malfunction" light started to come on at frequent intervals, accompanied by an apocalyptic bleeping noise and the car going into limp mode. The first time it happened I called out the AA man, who, having plugged in his diagnostic gizmo, told me that it was something to do with my turbo overboost (or was it underboost?) and that he couldn't fix it and it might cost me hundreds. Well, I noticed that all I ever had to do to get the car out of limp mode and banish the warning light was to turn off the ignition and turn it back on again. After a spate of this happening, well, it stopped happening, for over a year. Last week it did it again, twice. Same solution: ignition off then on again. It's done 300 miles since the last time and the car goes like a bomb. In fact, since the first time it happened, I've done 30,000 miles trouble-free. I sort of know when my car is playing up and I don't need nannying by an onboard computer. And if I think I hear a funny noise, I always try the time-honoured solution first: turn the radio up!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 06 Aug 16 - 07:54 PM

It is a ford focus - maybe it has Windows?

Merci, Eliza!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: keberoxu
Date: 06 Aug 16 - 07:58 PM

Interesting times, indeed: in light of another recent thread about transitioning....there seem to be lots of "opportunities for learning and growth" (aaaaagh!) under your roof lately. Keep breathing, mrrzy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 06 Aug 16 - 09:39 PM

Good thoughts and calm blue ocean. Gotcha!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 06 Aug 16 - 10:13 PM

Thanks, keberoxu & Chanteylass...


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 07 Aug 16 - 01:46 PM

On Being Sane In Insane Places:

Nurse: Well, he wants to be called Jesus.
Me: Yeah, that's been his nickname since he was 14.
Nurse: Oh, ok then. (Adds: Not surprising, he looks exactly like it.)

Nurse: he's been pacing all morning.
Me: Yeah, he paces for meditation/calming purposes, has for years.
Nurse: Oh, ok then.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: keberoxu
Date: 11 Aug 16 - 07:11 PM

Dear mrrzy, there's this music thread you started a while back -- you had heard a howler of a song and were trying to identify it.

Recently YouTube has available, a rare live video of the authors, Flanders & Swann, performing that very song. I've supplied a clicky link to your music thread. I tried to link this thread to the message, didn't work; let's try linking to that thread.

WomPom and scroll down to the blue clicky in today's message.

Hope it lightens up things for you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 11 Aug 16 - 08:51 PM

That was kind of just what I need.

"It practically gallops."


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 06 Sep 16 - 08:21 PM

Aaand - I'm unemployed. ITT has closed its doors nationwide. Anybody need a random psych professor?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 07 Sep 16 - 04:39 PM

Oh, no! I'd heard on the news that ITT was closing but didn't know you worked for them. That's horrible!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: maeve
Date: 07 Sep 16 - 05:10 PM

Recycling a link because I want to give these to Mrrzy:
"Petit a petit, l'oiseau fait son nid"


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: keberoxu
Date: 07 Sep 16 - 07:02 PM

Think of it as part of the transitioning process maybe? The universe guiding you to work in which you get on with your transition and continue toward greater inner wholeness, or something? Wishing you positive thoughts and good fortune.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Severn
Date: 07 Sep 16 - 09:00 PM

Keep hanging in there. I'm rooting for you, for however long it takes......!


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From: Donuel
Date: 08 Sep 16 - 04:01 PM

Mrrzy, How much do you charge for a psych diagnosis?

Buy one get one free?

Lucy charged 5 cents but with inflation today that is $20

You could incorporate under the dept of education and sell advice , like a Psych monitor.

You could open a revenge service and use volunteers.

You could charge fees via the internet to put voo doo curses on Trump/Hillary.

Open an exclusive internet dating service for medical personelle to join knowing they are short of time.

Open a lyric request service?


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From: Donuel
Date: 09 Sep 16 - 06:51 AM

I was interrupted before I got to serious income streams. I/m still migraine woozy and bleary but I think the internet does have some real options for help beyond moral support.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 09 Sep 16 - 03:52 PM

Thanks y'all and especially Maeve, and Donuel, I am not clinical, unfortunately - if I could do, would I teach? Ha ha ha?


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From: Donuel
Date: 09 Sep 16 - 05:44 PM

That is why I suggested incorporating under the dept of education.
Freedom of speech protects you to speak. You may not be permitted to diagnose but when 22 vets are killing themselves everyday who needs to diagnose. There is no more risk than running a bar. Collaboration with WW is helpful. You may know that suffering vets often feel the need to have some sort of weapon, like a security blanket. General Practitioner referral notification is another safeguard.

Or one could sell election toys on pinterest.

Or sell hedge funds to protect $ should Trump win.

I think it will eventually be something you find fun that will be profitable.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 10 Sep 16 - 11:51 AM

Hope so! At least, livable!


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 22 Sep 16 - 05:13 PM

Well, I have an interview - because of my French, which I learned through luck-of-the-draw when I was a wee bairn, and not because of anything I accomplished through my own scholarly efforts. But it's an interview!


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From: keberoxu
Date: 22 Sep 16 - 05:18 PM

You go -- I mean, allez-y, Mrr!


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 29 Oct 16 - 06:06 PM

So, yesterday, my niece is visiting and we take a pic, which (unbeknownst to me) she smart-phoned to the rest of the family.

Then my phone starts going off with messages from all my sisters and other niblings and thought, Oh shit, who died? before seeing any of the messages.

Then this morning, my cat dies.


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From: Senoufou
Date: 29 Oct 16 - 06:15 PM

Oh Mrrzy, you poor soul. I'm so so sorry about your cat. I know what it's like to lose a much-loved cat.
Sending you a hug and lots of sympathy.
Eliza


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 30 Oct 16 - 09:55 AM

Yeah, thanks, apparently it's not just me - last night while I was out Halloweening a drawer fell on my kid's sweetie's foot, this was at about 2 am this morning, it's now almost 11 and they are still not back from the ER, apparently surgery was involved.

Senoufou - il y a un grisgris quelque part! Je m'en souviens...


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From: Senoufou
Date: 30 Oct 16 - 01:29 PM

Ah, un gris-gris! If faut voir le feticheur!


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From: ChanteyLass
Date: 30 Oct 16 - 03:13 PM

I, too, am sorry about your cat, and I hope your friend's foot heals quickly and completely.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 30 Oct 16 - 05:47 PM

Thanks, y'all. In minor news, my kickball team is no longer undefeated. At least I don't care about sports...


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From: leeneia
Date: 31 Oct 16 - 08:27 AM

Hi, Mrrzy. I will now pass along some tips on interviewing which I learned from a speaker who had been an HR person and had conducted many interviews.

1. Get your hair styled. (This was aimed at college students, most of whom let their hair just grow.)

2. Get your teeth cleaned, so you will feel more confident about smiling.

3. Smile during the interview, so the interviewer will picture you about the place, smiling.

I think the last thing is the most important.
=========
I'm sorry for your many misfortunes, but I hope the interview goes well.


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From: keberoxu
Date: 31 Oct 16 - 04:45 PM

Losing a loving animal is too tough for words. I am so sorry. Keep going.


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From: keberoxu
Date: 01 Nov 16 - 01:40 PM

Did your kid and the sweetie emerge from the ER then? Hope things are/get better.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 01 Nov 16 - 02:13 PM

Yes, eventually, there is now a boot, thank you! And some jet lag, or something akin. And then we have the election. And then we have the post-election. I am not thinking of relaxing any time soon, but at least everbody is in the same boat with me, sink or swim!


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From: keberoxu
Date: 23 Jan 17 - 04:09 PM

Mrrzy, thanks for letting me know that your son is better now. Good to hear!


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 23 Jan 17 - 07:19 PM

SFSG, indeed.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 30 Jan 17 - 09:55 AM

OK, so, I do live under a rock. I was getting calls from unrecognized numbers on the hour starting at 5 am, so I turned my phone off - and it was not one but TWO schools calling me with substitute needs. Merde alors. I coulda been working instead of ranting on the internet...

Does this count as "turning down work or offers of work" from the unemployment point of view? I'm kind of afraid to ask the actual people, in case the answer is yes.


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From: Donuel
Date: 30 Jan 17 - 11:29 AM

Wow I did not know this is a 10 year old thread. Maybe you could sell it as a TV series. :.)

Its now time for an unexpected opportunity to emerge.
What could it be?


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From: keberoxu
Date: 30 Jan 17 - 01:38 PM

Mrrzy, I'm so sorry your "tiny mind" thread got -- how do you say -- hijacked. I tried.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 30 Jan 17 - 08:00 PM

I know, thanks!


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From: ChanteyLass
Date: 30 Jan 17 - 08:32 PM

Mrrzy, about those phone calls for work: you could have been sleeping, in the shower, somewhere in or out of the house where you couldn't hear the phone . . . I hope it doesn't count against you.


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From: leeneia
Date: 31 Jan 17 - 12:10 AM

Hi, Mrrzy. There's a reason why people invented lying.

If anybody says you were "turning down work," claim that you were reaching for the phone when awakened from deep sleep, and you knocked the phone to the floor, putting it out of commission until you.....

(Why doesn't a school identify itself? It could be trying to reach a parent about an emergency.)


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 31 Jan 17 - 04:02 PM

And no good thing goes unpunished - finally got to sub, yay, in the public schools (which are not British public schools) - *and* the moved me from 3rd grade (South Park!) to preschool which I have at least done before if not in English...


...so, of course, my car was dead when I tried to leave. It's still there.


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From: ChanteyLass
Date: 31 Jan 17 - 09:08 PM

Mrrzy, nooo!


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From: Thompson
Date: 01 Feb 17 - 04:14 PM

A year in France…? Maybe the gris-gris are trying to nudge you into a move for your own good?


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From: leeneia
Date: 02 Feb 17 - 02:15 AM

Me old mither once told me that most of the time when a car won't start, it's the battery. I hope that's all it is.


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From: Thompson
Date: 02 Feb 17 - 04:21 AM

One way to find out: get a bunch of friends to push it to the top of the hill, get in, get 'er rolling in second gear with your foot on the clutch, and once it picks up a little speed, ease off the clutch and the engine will catch. A bit of driving and the battery should get back into order, unless it actually needs replacing.
Oh, wait, though, I don't know the automatic-car version of this…
If it's not the battery, the second most common thing is plugs 'n' points, which aren't a dear thing to fix.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 02 Feb 17 - 08:25 AM

Thompson (is that Dupont or Dupond?) - I have a stick, but it was on the flat. I didn't think it could be the battery but they tried to say it was, so I told them to look harder and they found the wire that connects the guggle to the zatch, or is it the frippin to the krotz, was loose... but I got it back for $100 including the non-tow, so hah.

Of course this morning they called and cancelled today's job, but hey, I'm ON. THE. LIST. And my car runs. Lah di dah.


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From: Thompson
Date: 02 Feb 17 - 02:02 PM

Tsoin-tsoin!
Definitely your gris-gris is nudging you to go and visit France. I see you can fly from New York to Paris next month for $220 on Wow airline; you could get an AirBnB room in Paris and if the gris-gris are with you, you could land a job while you're there ;)


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 03 Feb 17 - 08:07 AM

Avec les << si >> on mettrait Paris en bouteille!


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From: Thompson
Date: 03 Feb 17 - 02:52 PM

Well, after today's events you might be doubtful…


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From: Thompson
Date: 03 Feb 17 - 04:43 PM

You could be
here


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 17 Apr 17 - 10:41 PM

On the other hand, *you* could be *here* - in

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From: Mrrzy
Date: 17 Apr 17 - 10:43 PM

Well, *that* didn't work. Take II:

...in my sister's bathtub.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 05 May 17 - 02:04 PM

So, I went to NoVa for tea, to meet a family into which one of my nieces is marrying, and someone totalled my car on my way back to the highway. No injuries - I was sitting waiting to go left, they pulled up and sat to my right waiting to go left, and when traffic cleared they forgot I was there and just went, so the entire length of their car scraped the entire length of my car. But insurance says 2 doors and some frame work are more than my car is worth, and it took me FOREVER to find a stickshift.

My mom bought me that car just before she died, too.

How are your lives? Any of you French, for instance, and how's that Brexit going for you who are Brits?


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From: ChanteyLass
Date: 05 May 17 - 06:36 PM

Oh, my! I'm glad nobody, especially you, was hurt, but I'm sorry about your car. Good luck finding a "stick car." In the meantime, you might enjoy eating a sticky bun while searching for your new car.


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From: Thompson
Date: 06 May 17 - 03:06 AM

Bloody hell! They didn't stop? No CCTV at traffic lights?


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 06 May 17 - 07:09 AM

Oh, they *eventually* stopped, about 3 car lengths in front of me, I had time to think they weren't stopping at all.

Sticky buns in the rental would be a fitting revenge!


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From: keberoxu
Date: 06 May 17 - 12:11 PM

...but are you still searching for a job?


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From: Senoufou
Date: 06 May 17 - 01:05 PM

Oh Mrrzy, so sorry; you must have been quite scared. And your poor car!
Hope you find another very soon.

As ChanteyLass says, at least no-on was hurt (especially you!)

Some people are dreadful on the roads aren't they?


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From: Thompson
Date: 06 May 17 - 05:43 PM

I hope the crashers' insurance will pay for a new side for your car, Mrrzy.


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From: Charley Noble
Date: 06 May 17 - 08:21 PM

So sorry to hear this.

Charlie Ipcar


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From: Noreen
Date: 07 May 17 - 10:50 AM

"Interesting times" for you still, Mrrz- and also for us in the UK and those in France.
I find it hard to be positive when those in power and those who elect them seem determined to ruin the world we have- but we do what we can.

Hope you are enjoying getting to know your new car, and that you and your boys are well.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 07 May 17 - 11:00 AM

Thanks all - yeah still no job. Boys fine, well, one is fine, one ok. Their excellent (the driver's I mean) insurance has me in a rental and has declared the car totaled, expletives deleted... I will update when I know what that means, in money... But they do have great insurance yay!


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 07 May 17 - 11:01 AM

Oh, yeah, and France. I fear.


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From: Thompson
Date: 07 May 17 - 02:15 PM

Looks like Macron is in - exit polls are giving him nearly two-thirds of the votes. Le Pen has conceded.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 13 Aug 17 - 11:49 PM

You guys know I live in Charlottesville, Virginia... Sigh.


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From: keberoxu
Date: 14 Aug 17 - 01:19 PM

I'm so sorry, Mrrzy. You're one of the good ones, and what happened was a very bad thing.


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From: ChanteyLass
Date: 14 Aug 17 - 09:00 PM

Oh, Mrrzy, I didn't know. This must have hit you hard. It hit me hard even way up here in RI. I'm sending you hugs and love.


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From: Thompson
Date: 15 Aug 17 - 08:34 AM

Oh, what a place to be living! Sympathy! (And Macron's popularity didn't last long; his approval rating was down to 36% last time I looked.)


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From: keberoxu
Date: 16 Aug 17 - 03:44 PM

You are a caring person, Mrrzy, and a role model for us, whether or not you see it that way. And you have a lot of company. Hang in there.


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From: Donuel
Date: 16 Aug 17 - 04:24 PM

After Trump went off the rails I heard him say what an important town Charlottesville is............."because I own the winery there which is the largest in the country".


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From: Thompson
Date: 17 Aug 17 - 03:47 AM

Except… the vineyard says he doesn't own it.


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From: keberoxu
Date: 19 Aug 17 - 05:49 PM

This had to be interesting for you, Mrrzy, as a Tufts graduate -- somebody tried to throw an I-don't-know-what in Boston, but the people who came out by the thousands were anti-supremacists.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 22 Aug 17 - 11:56 AM

Thank you all, and yes, the Boston thing was great. I also did graduate research in Barcelona, sigh again.

I was at the beach, we had left the day before. Made the whole Where did you come to the beach from conversation really, really difficult, especially when the family had small children.

Then we went to totality for the eclipse, and only just got back. That was beyond cool.

Meanwhile, Charlottesville is going to cover the statues with black, for mourning they say, because we can't move them, apparently, there are laws right now that prevent their removal.

I will have to do a pilgrimage of sorts around the town and reclaim my memories.


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From: keberoxu
Date: 22 Aug 17 - 12:21 PM

Hey Mrrzy! You came up for air!
Do keep breathing....


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 22 Aug 17 - 02:34 PM

Thanks, sweetie. My heart must be in great shape these days.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 26 Feb 18 - 11:27 AM

Younger kid back on mental ward. Much worse. Yikes.


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From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 26 Feb 18 - 11:34 AM

So sorry to hear that.
You have my very best wishes.


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From: Senoufou
Date: 26 Feb 18 - 12:46 PM

I'm sorry too Mrrzy. Thinking of you.
Eliza


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From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 26 Feb 18 - 01:24 PM

Me too. Wishing you strength and luck.

B xxx


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From: keberoxu
Date: 26 Feb 18 - 01:51 PM

These are perilous times for the young!
Guess this has nothing to do with your family
but I can't take my mind off of
the high school students who are becoming activists
after surviving an attack
by a fellow student with an assault weapon.

Mental illness is such an isolating experience.
Wishing for connection, contact, and supportive companionship,
somehow, for you and yours.


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From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 26 Feb 18 - 06:46 PM

sending good wishes to you & your family


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From: ChanteyLass
Date: 26 Feb 18 - 08:12 PM

Good wishes, hugs, and love from me, too.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 27 Feb 18 - 08:36 AM

Good news is he's been actually committed this time, which he sorely needs.

Now he can never buy a gun, right? See, I have a sense of humor.

I am just SO relieved he's, I am repeating myself, actually been involuntarily committed. Last time it was kinda voluntary so they let him out WAY too soon.

Thanks.


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From: Senoufou
Date: 27 Feb 18 - 08:48 AM

Ah, you must be feeling relieved that he's now under supervision Mrrzy.


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From: Charley Noble
Date: 27 Feb 18 - 08:01 PM

Muzzy-

Lots of love to you in this difficult time.

Charley Noble


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 28 Feb 18 - 11:03 AM

Oh does he want out, and boy am I not going to help with that, so, yeah, thanks for the thoughts.


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From: keberoxu
Date: 28 Feb 18 - 07:52 PM

Keep the faith, and keep yourself together, Mrrzy.


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From: keberoxu
Date: 28 Mar 18 - 11:37 AM

One month later, Mrrzy,
are you and your family hanging in there?
Hoping that the future looks positive.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 28 Mar 18 - 09:33 PM

Thanks friend - he's better but just got recommitted for another month, which he needs. Some of which he needs. He is better but it's tenuous (Sunday he threw furniture and threatened suicide, today he was pretty much OK. Pourvu que ça dure.

Thanks, a lot, for checking.


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From: keberoxu
Date: 28 Mar 18 - 09:39 PM

How providential that needs are being met --
yours as well as his.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 18 Apr 18 - 10:14 AM

Today is the 35th anniversary of Daddy, pacifist, being blown up, by terrorists inventing the carbomb. Just reminding y'all. On This Day In History. I am his age now, which would bother me a lot more if I weren't so worried about my crazy kid.

And poor kid is still in the hospital, about to be recommitted One More Time. (That makes this a musical thread.)

Shall we have more race riots in Charlottesville this summer? Will I ever get another job? Tune in next time on Interesting Times!


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From: ChanteyLass
Date: 18 Apr 18 - 07:35 PM

Hugs from me, Mrrzy, and my hope for your times to get better even though that may make them less interesting


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From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 18 Apr 18 - 10:08 PM

seconding chantylasses's post.

Years ago a friend's daughter has several involuntary admissions - once a taxi driver saw her behaving erratically so took her to hospital - but she talked her way out after a day or so (yes, I'll take my medicine, I'll stay with my dad ...) Her final involuntary admission led to her "escaping" so she was then committed for long enough for treatment to work & last I heard back with family & friends, working & part of society, no longer a 20-ish bag lady.


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From: Senoufou
Date: 19 Apr 18 - 03:19 AM

Hugs from me too Mrrzy. Hoping that things get better for you very soon.
Eliza


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Donuel
Date: 19 Apr 18 - 09:30 AM

Mrzzy I share the anguish of kids in jeopardy. It feels hopeless but isn't. The future is on their side.

Employment is hard edged. In the final analysis people don't really care about you unless they want something from you. An employer will care more about the job, unless you are self employed or working for friends or family.
Will the job be a service or a product?
only the future knows. No job is BS. It might be a stepping stone.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 19 Apr 18 - 10:15 AM

Kid really looked better these last coupla visits. Probably not getting out at the end of this 30 days but I think the next one should really do it.

Love this place. Thanks, y'all.


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From: keberoxu
Date: 19 Apr 18 - 07:05 PM

Hang in there, Mrrzy. Glad to hear that your needs, and his,
are somewhat being met.

(how long CAN you hang in there without a job?)


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Donuel
Date: 19 Apr 18 - 08:13 PM

I hung in there for 20 years
but then again my needs are few and I don't Island hop.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 20 Apr 18 - 10:17 AM

I'm ok, for now, thanks. Meanwhile it's 4.20 on this side of the pond...


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From: keberoxu
Date: 09 May 18 - 05:22 PM

Hey, Mrrzy!
How goes it with your adult child?


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 10 May 18 - 12:51 PM

Should be out by the and of this month, thanks! New set of interesting-times worries then... And I am learning to love valoum.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 10 May 18 - 12:51 PM

Yeah, valoum... Zoomier than valium. Which is what I meant.


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From: Senoufou
Date: 10 May 18 - 01:09 PM

Haha Mrrzy! I think 'valoum' is what I need, if it helps one to whizz around energetically!
Glad to hear the patient is improving, with hopes for coming home at the end of the month.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 11 May 18 - 12:09 PM

Should be out next week. Well, I got to relax for a while...


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From: ChanteyLass
Date: 11 May 18 - 09:35 PM

Mrrzy, please let us know if/when he is back at home, and let us know how he is. My fingers are crossed.


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From: keberoxu
Date: 13 May 18 - 03:35 PM

Keeping you in my thoughts, Mrrzy.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 14 May 18 - 03:40 PM

Oh he is NOT coming home. They have found him an apartment. Lessee if he gets the job he needs to keep it, and gets his meds etc. I am so proud of myself for not letting him come home that the guilt is almost imperceptible.


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From: ChanteyLass
Date: 14 May 18 - 08:48 PM

Good for you, Mrrzy!


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From: keberoxu
Date: 15 May 18 - 04:42 PM

Good for him and better for Mrrzy.


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From: keberoxu
Date: 22 May 18 - 03:03 PM

Hey Mrrzy! Tell us how you're holding up.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: keberoxu
Date: 29 May 18 - 08:35 PM

Are you okay?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 02 Jun 18 - 12:28 PM

Sorry, yeah, just using my phone way too much and my computer not enough. Things are quiet now (well, we got flooding in the town but not the house). Thank you all.


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From: ChanteyLass
Date: 03 Jun 18 - 08:30 PM

I'm glad your house was spared.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: keberoxu
Date: 04 Jun 18 - 12:05 AM

.... and is your son doing all right?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: keberoxu
Date: 06 Jun 18 - 11:45 PM

Earth to Mrrzy ... Earth to Mrrzy ...

(I hope I'm not reading the wrong thing into the silence here)


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 08 Jun 18 - 09:56 AM

No, no, I just am kinda depressed and not online here enough (spending way too much time correcting people on facebook on my phone, and not anywhere that takes typing like here). Thanks.

Kid is out, and I saw them pick up refills of meds (seemed to be about a week late but I'll take it). Doesn't contact me unless in need, of course, typical and refreshingly normal parental complaint, so I guess fine as I haven't heard anything lately.

But I don't think there is a job, yet, so I still worry. Again, refreshingly normal worries.

And thanks for checking in on my saga. Be assured that if anything happens, it will get posted!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Donuel
Date: 08 Jun 18 - 12:12 PM

I have a similar scenario with our youngest and I know there are far more mixed feelings that you may have but don't talk about.

Its just another brick in the heart.


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From: keberoxu
Date: 08 Jun 18 - 07:27 PM

Thanks for letting us know.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 12 May 21 - 09:25 AM

Well, it's been over a year... Unmedicated bipolar son attacked his roommate. Roommate concussed, pressing charges, and getting son kicked off lease. Cops would/could neither arrest nor take son in for paych eval. I had to go to magistrate to get separate warrant for psych eval. Roommate had to go to magistrate, after ER, to get charges pressed. No idea what happens when both mental and criminal things going on. Will keep you posted. The only thing the cops eould do was put in a restraining order. I don't think they believed us that it wasn't a domestic abuse thing. I am once again disgusted with US health care.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Charmion
Date: 12 May 21 - 11:24 AM

Do you ever think, "It's quiet ... too quiet ..." ?

In the bad old days when I was married to Mr Wrong, I occasionally found myself poking around in search of the new problem that had yet to find me on its own. In his case, it was usually a secret stash of vodka, or a surreptitiously drained bank account. I count myself lucky.

Cops hate confusion, so they're often bad at dealing with people with mental illnesses. They would much rather face actual evil.

Here's hoping for an acceptable, non-destructive outcome.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Jack Campin
Date: 12 May 21 - 12:30 PM

Concussion always means irreversible brain damage. The guy won't know how serious it is for years.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 12 May 21 - 12:55 PM

CAT scan was clear, so that is something.

We did get a 3-day hold, and the mental health resource person was pretty sure they would commit him. I am keeping my fingers crossed.


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From: Donuel
Date: 13 May 21 - 10:18 AM

sometimes the grass is greener on your side


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 13 May 21 - 06:23 PM

Beauty.

Bought legal weed today, that's a first...


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From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 13 May 21 - 11:32 PM

There are levels of concussion, and the number of them is as telling as the severity.

Neurosurgeons and other brain injury experts emphasize that although some concussions are less serious than others, there is no such thing as a minor concussion. In most cases, a single concussion should not cause permanent damage.

American Association of Neurological Surgeons page about concussion


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 14 May 21 - 10:35 AM

Not his first concussion. He recognized the symptoms.

Today is Day 3 of the 3-day hold. Trying to find out if they will keep him when he has rescinded his permission for them to talk to me...


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From: keberoxu
Date: 14 May 21 - 01:51 PM

I'm so sorry, Mrrzy.
Your son WAS medicated for a time, previously, yes?

It's beginning to sound like a vicious cycle:
lather, rinse, repeat.

Remember: you take care of YOU!!
We care about you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Helen
Date: 14 May 21 - 03:09 PM

What keberoxu said: we care about you, and also about the people you care about.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 14 May 21 - 03:14 PM

Committed involuntarily for "up to" 30 days so he still might get out tomorrow. Sigh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 14 May 21 - 03:53 PM

Where there is mental illness, it is often the case that the people they're hardest on are family.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 14 May 21 - 04:34 PM

Oh yes. Whenever he gets worse I am the source of all his ills.


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From: keberoxu
Date: 16 May 21 - 03:36 PM

. . . and then what happened??


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 16 May 21 - 04:35 PM

No news. The social service people are talking to me as they don't realize Tim rescinded that permission, but his current hospital can't as he did tell them not to. But socserv will talk to them and report back... I should know more tomorrow.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 18 May 21 - 09:14 AM

He called yesterday looking for places to stay so I know they are letting him out but the cops are looking for him so if he surfaces he'll go to jail, where I would rather have him than loose, frankly. I am freaking out from eating carbs this weekend so took a chill pill last night. It is being recommended that I try for a restraining order too so that if he comes here he can be arrested, but right now if he is *anywhere* he can be arrested, plus I can't drive for a day or so...


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 18 May 21 - 04:37 PM

He *is* out. I heard where he was so I called the cops. I steadfastly refuse to feel guilty about that, as I am convinced *everybody* is safer if he is not runnung around loose.

At least the cops can tell me if they arrest him. I did not like being out of the loop.

Thank you all for providing a venting valve thingie.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Helen
Date: 18 May 21 - 04:55 PM

Venting valve thingies are our speciality. Always happy to help.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: keberoxu
Date: 18 May 21 - 06:28 PM

It is for times like these that you need
a support system --
I hope you have everyone and everything that you need to have now.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 18 May 21 - 09:06 PM

You guys are a large part of that.

Cops arrested him, let him go, and gave him *a ride back to the battered roomie's house* - non mais vraiment. He broke in, roomie called cops, but Tim's not off the lease yet. So roomie and *his* mom are coming here for drinks.


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From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 18 May 21 - 10:05 PM

Oy. So now he's out and really pissed off. Take care.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 18 May 21 - 10:15 PM

very interesting times!

some years back a member of a club I belonged to had a 30-something son with schizophrenia who still lived with his parents even tho they didn't want him there due to his condition & conniving behaviour & their bad health. He was hospitilized on occasion & always came/was brought "home." I have no idea how the situation ended as she stopped coming to meetings due to her very bad health.

good luck

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 20 May 21 - 11:46 AM

Aaand my kid filed counter-assault charges so now they are both evicted.

But nothing really new, so, good.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 21 May 21 - 01:43 PM

Did the roommate know what they were getting into when they became roommates? Does this make one more person you son will direct his ire towards from now on?


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 21 May 21 - 10:18 PM

Yes roommate has known son for 12 years. He was warned and warned but did not *get* it. No idea on ire direction... Sigh.

Decided after this week I deserved a clean car. Went to usual carwash. Now the radio in my not-quite-a-year-old car doesn't work...


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From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 22 May 21 - 12:05 AM

Did the roller rip off your antenna?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Helen
Date: 22 May 21 - 12:07 AM

Re your carwashed radio, I heard a clunk-clunk-clunk sound coming from the washing machine and had to wait until the wash cycle was finished and then found my little USB style Walkman looking very clean but now no use at all as a music player. Funny but sad. It still works as a USB stick though.

I'm sending you and your son good thoughts, but it seems like a very tricky situation.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 22 May 21 - 09:40 AM

Thanks.

The radio woke up a few hours later.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Helen
Date: 22 May 21 - 02:18 PM

I had to replace the Walkman, but the good bud earphones I had bought which were not working have now started working again. I'm happy about that.

Maybe life is like a car radio in a car wash. It gets a bit overwhelmed and goes into a funk and then rights itself and gets back to some sort of normality again. :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Donuel
Date: 22 May 21 - 07:30 PM

When devices heal themselves don't you wonder how?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Helen
Date: 22 May 21 - 08:01 PM

Nah! It was just water and it dried out over time. No spookiness here! LOL


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 23 May 21 - 09:17 AM

[Twilight Zone theme music]


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: keberoxu
Date: 25 May 21 - 10:03 AM

Me, I'm not using a car wash,
just go to the filling station to use the squeegee
to get the pollen off of the windshields ...

... and has anything developed further, Mrrzy,
in your situation?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 25 May 21 - 02:59 PM

Court dates on June 2nd and 3rd. Nothing other in the news department, thanks for checking!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Charley Noble
Date: 28 May 21 - 09:01 AM

No news is good news...

(((Mrrzy)))

Charlie Ipcar


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 28 May 21 - 09:41 AM

Thanks, sweetie! Off to Float Trip, yay, nekkidy hippies. Offline till Monday night Mudcat time.


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From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 30 May 21 - 12:32 AM

I suppose I could do a float trip also. I've considered buying a really inexpensive kayak so I can pull the snagged plastic off of the roots and limbs along the edges of the creek in my back yard (it's actually a pretty pool back there). Cabelas has some, and Academy, for under $100. Plastic will work.

Enjoy your long weekend.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 01 Jun 21 - 10:04 AM

Froze my ass shut on the river, but it did not rain, at least. Have found out son is in a hotel and has a storage unit, so, good. Wonder if he'll appear for court..


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 02 Jun 21 - 12:51 PM

Court date moved to 21st.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: keberoxu
Date: 14 Jun 22 - 09:36 PM

Mrrzy, a lot of us care about you,
and your hint that things have gotten worse made me feel like
this thread would invite more of us to express our support.
Also:
this thread is ten years old?!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 15 Jun 22 - 01:00 PM

I've known several people to spend short (or not so short) periods of time living in their storage units. Discreetly. I saw mention of that somewhere down thread.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: keberoxu
Date: 17 Jun 22 - 08:43 PM

Of course it's up to you, Mrrzy old friend,
whether or not to air what has happened on a thread;
perhaps you prefer PM's for the present situation,
if it's that sensitive.

Maybe you could be persuaded
simply to let us know that you are hanging in there?? Thanks!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Helen
Date: 19 Jun 22 - 07:31 PM

Mrrzy, I hope the court case goes well. Thinking of you on the 21st - which is tomorrow here, but in two days time for you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 19 Jun 22 - 08:00 PM

Mrrzy, I have a close relative who has made himself the black sheep of the family, and when I hear of a shooting in the area where he lives I cross my fingers and look it up, hoping it isn't him. So far it hasn't been, but he continues to live on the edge. Lots of lost jobs, disputes with co-workers, and of course he knows better than anyone the truth of what is going on when others are "wrong, but blame him." In his telling, the bosses always end up agreeing with him, but somehow still seem to let him go. He's mostly hardest on family members, so we just stay out of his way.

I hope there is a good outcome for you in this.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 20 Jun 22 - 10:54 AM

That was *last* year's assault... After that, son lived in a hotel for a while, then opted to be homeless.

I was handing out soup last winter solstice and gave him soup before I recognized him. He was unpleasant to me, but not belligerent.

He would ignore me if he saw me on other occasuons. He posted something weird about martial arts and the cops once, he still has Facebook.

Then (what keb refers to) was I heard while I was out of town that he got arrested, and when I looked up public records there were 3 things, an assault arrest in Feb, and a lewd and lascivious plus another assault and some emergency order thing from June 5. I called the jail, he'll be there till court July 1, no bond. He is in quarantine or was when I called because everybody gets quarantined, he has not asked for counseling. So other people are safe from him right now. I felt more relief than anything.

Then I had a long talk with the arresting officer. She did not remember what she arrested him for in Feb but what he did in June was, to my mind, a serious escalation of his mental illness, being that he grabbed a woman by the tit and then dropped trou. She and her friend brought the willywagging charges, the emergency thing is a restraining order against him.

I have emailed the prosecutor of record and the commonwealth's attorney asking if the case can be moved to mental health court but have not heard back.

So one hand, relief for safety of others; other hand yikes, he has never been sexually violent before, and thinks of women as people (or at least did growing up). And on the gripping hand, I have no standing, legally, to request mental health court. Probably up to the victims.

So, yeah, interesting times.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: keberoxu
Date: 24 Jun 22 - 04:52 PM

Do you know any more yet, Mrrzy, about what happens next?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 25 Jun 22 - 10:45 AM

When adult children have mental health problems there isn't a lot a parent can do, unless they make a specific threat that they will hurt themselves or someone else. Or you. Calling police (dicey) or a mental health intervention service that works with police (much better) might get a 72-hour hold in a hospital psych ward, but beyond that, the control is in the hands of the grown child.

In college I rented the downstairs apartment in a house owned by friends who lived upstairs. They had an adult son who needed a diagnosis and medications but it took a while before it finally happened for him. If I was home and I heard a pattern of loud stomps on the ceiling I was to race outside, around the back of the house, and up to their back door and let myself in. That happened a couple of times (once it was because the pigs got out of their enclosure and I had to help round them up) before it finally worked - Tommy was there, he was so angry and hurt and sad all at once, and made a declaration that he would kill himself or them - so when the sheriff arrived I was the witness. ("Please don't cuff him tightly, he's ill, not a criminal!") That 72 hours made a difference and started him on a path of treatment. Last I heard he has a normal life and a family of his own. It can work. I hope it does for your son also.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 26 Jun 22 - 09:58 AM

The time he was involuntarily committed I had managed to time the calling of 911 perfectly. All other times the cops were called, he was only held for the 3 days, or committed himself.

No news. Still no answer to my emails.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: keberoxu
Date: 26 Jun 22 - 03:38 PM

Can you find out, in fact, if
mental health court is where he will go?
It's this week, yes?

Such a horrible illness, steals people body and soul away from their loved ones
and causes so much suffering for everyone.
Keeping you in my thoughts and my heart.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 27 Jun 22 - 08:44 PM

Yes, Friday, and no, no news.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: keberoxu
Date: 30 Jun 22 - 09:52 AM

Tomorrow's the day?
May it be the first day of the rest of a better life for all concerned.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 01 Jul 22 - 02:16 PM

I got there early and talked to the prosecutor, who taught me the term "therapeutic docket" and said son had to request it. Yikes.

It was his actual trial. He claimed that the jail never gave him a PIN so he hadn't been able to hire a lawyer. Offered the choice to continue without one or wait to have one, he opted to proceed without one.

He only ran on a bit. Not too psychotic-seeming. Malheureusement. The judge at the beginning asked me if I would help with bail, I said I would help if on therapeutic docket, at which point son told me to leave the courtroom because he "doesn't like" me but he was on video from jail so I just went to the back.

He pled Not Guilty to everything, offered no defense, did not cross-examine, guilty on all 3 counts. Prosecutor recommended therapeutic court for sentencing AND HE AGREED! Excellent news!

If he complies there will be a lot of therapy and help with housing and employment. If he doesn't, 11 months of jail (12 months, 11 suspended). I don't think failure to comply results in hospitalization, but in loss of suspension of the prison sentence. However, the initial eval may result in instant hospitalization.

I was able to say sorry to all the vics, which made me feel better, and they all seemed happy he would be getting treatment, which even more so. 2 of them knew him as a regular homeless guy they saw when going to work on the Downtown Mall.

So here is what he actually allegedly did:

Vic 1 works in front of a plateglass window fronting on the courtyard son often slept in. One fine day he stood in front of her window with his back to her, pulled his shorts down and wiggled his bare ass at her, turned around and wiggled his front, turned around looking over his shoulder at her and wiggled some more... She moved so her monitor blocked him but he kept at it FOR OVER AN HOUR till her boss noticed, and *he* called the cops.

Vic 2 lives somewhere off the Mall and first saw son talking to her landlord in her front yard, then a few minutes later when she looked out the window son was starkers, so she called the landlord, but he (son) got dressed and left. But then later when she came home with groceries he was in her yard and wouldn't leave so *then* she called the cops.

Vic 3 is a librarian and knew him, as he came in often to use computers. They were closing because a storm had knocked out the power and when she went to tell him he poked her in the boob. She asked if he needed anything in case he meant to just get her attention and missed her shoulder, but no... Then something happened the judge wouldn't let her talk about but I think she heard about the other stuff and reported it. She was the happiest when he agreed to treatment.

So... He should be out of jail once the paperwork goes through. Here's hoping he complies with whatever this therapeutic docket dishes out...

So I am on my second gimlet at my fave French restaurant on the Mall...


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: keberoxu
Date: 01 Jul 22 - 04:03 PM

Your son is nicknamed "Jesus" for the physical/facial resemblance, did I hear you correctly a while back?

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, and ALL the saints,
as my favorite Irish-American recovering Catholic liked to say . . .


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Helen
Date: 01 Jul 22 - 06:54 PM

Mrrzy, I hope everything works out well, especially if your son gets some therapy. I think you can be, as they say in the media, "cautiously optimistic". My fingers and toes are crossed.


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From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 01 Jul 22 - 09:43 PM

This sounds like an opportunity for your son, the services have aligned to possibly give him some help. I hope it goes well.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 04 Jul 22 - 03:58 PM

Just for giggles I am in the ER for my back.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 05 Jul 22 - 03:46 PM

That was 11 hours I'll never get back...


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From: Helen
Date: 05 Jul 22 - 03:56 PM

Yes, but did you get your back back? To normal or at least a workable sort of normal, that is.


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From: keberoxu
Date: 06 Jul 22 - 04:02 PM

Your back, plainly, is telling you that you have more than your fair share to carry.
Hope you are feeling somewhat better.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 06 Jul 22 - 08:36 PM

Nope. Tried prednisone flexeril im dilaudid im toradol then naprosyn and tramadol now tramadol and toradol and tylenol and I am still in terrific pain. Emergency MRI, results tomorrow. Can't sit or stand for more than seconds, can't walk more than a few steps, cannot find a painfree position for sleep.

Son is out of jail. No other info.


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From: keberoxu
Date: 06 Jul 22 - 09:02 PM

Mrrzy, this is simply horrible. I don't know what to say
that won't sound cheap or something.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Whatever you do, don't be isolated and alone
and without someone to reach out to --
is your other son and his household in touch with you?
Maybe they could loan you the family cat??


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From: keberoxu
Date: 07 Jul 22 - 10:28 AM

Mrrzy, old friend?
Are you still hanging on?


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 07 Jul 22 - 06:37 PM

IMPRESSION:

1. Postsurgical changes of left*** L5 laminectomy.
2. Right paracentral and subarticular zone disc protrusion at L3-4 resulting in right lateral recess effacement likely compressing the descending L4 nerve root.
3. Moderate right L4-5 and moderate bilateral L5-S1 neural foraminal narrowing.
4. Mild to moderate spinal canal stenosis at L4-5.

***All the pain is left leg so none of this other stuff apparently matters.

They've switched one painkiller for valium. Barely took thr edge off. If no sleep tonight either I can call an ambulance.


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From: keberoxu
Date: 07 Jul 22 - 08:24 PM

I still think your son with the cat should let the cat keep you company.


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From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 08 Jul 22 - 04:52 AM

I still think your son with the cat should let the cat keep you company.

Cats need feeding and to be let out. Litter trays need changing. Isn't a bad back bad enough without becoming the servant of a cat?

DC


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 08 Jul 22 - 05:49 AM

I had the same kind of problems nine years ago (stenosis, spine protrusions impacting nerves, disc popping out on one side like a chewing gum bubble, another disc gone, etc.) which led to severe pains shooting down both legs on top of the back pain. The surgery completely fixed the leg pains and they haven't come back. The back pain can't be fixed by that surgery but it's eminently liveable with. I have to take an NSAID every day. I think I might have regaled the forum before with my Tramadol horror story. I took it for three weeks only, it stopped working at all after two and I unknowingly became physically dependent on it. I won't dwell, but coming off it was the worst experience of my life. I'm not a doctor and don't issue medical advice. Let's just say that I went back to the doctor who prescribed it for me and gave him a severe bollocking.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 08 Jul 22 - 07:06 PM

Nack [haha] in ER. 12 hours and counting. I refused pain meds till ortho saw me, now they aren't offering.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: keberoxu
Date: 08 Jul 22 - 07:19 PM

Aha, I get it:

Back in the ER, 12 hours and counting.
Look at a QWERTY keyboard, it may be true of other keyboards as well.
B and N are right next to each other.
I'm guessing that Mrrzy, presently in the ER,
sent this from her Iphone using that keyboard.

Do you have to be there alone?
Can your other son keep you company or something,
or can he come for you when they release you?
Or are you relying on friends who are not blood relatives?
You ought not have to do this all by yourself.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 09 Jul 22 - 08:55 AM

Morphine shots HURT but then I didn't, for about 10 hours. Better than the dilaudid. But my stomach had little hot rocks for a while. Home, waking in pain. Not trying to walk yet. Scared of what I'll find.

They prescribed something I can get OTC.

The ER notes keep saying Resting Comfortably. My ass.


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From: keberoxu
Date: 10 Jul 22 - 01:17 AM

Will you have to have more surgery?


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 11 Jul 22 - 06:23 AM

They prescribed drugs that cannot be taken together. Great. That was Friday. They referred me to the pain clinic. First, it isn't open weekends, and second, they can't take referrals from an ER. Great.

Another ER trip Saturday because someone called in a welfare check when I hadn't eaten in 30 hours. Different ER, though. Was out in 2 hours, not 13, and someone looked at my MRI itself, not at the results that said there was nothing wrong. The new look also said nothing wrong. Channeling Larry Niven, I cursed the machine for a lying robot.
They gave me percocet and sent me home with a prescription, not with no plan for when it wore off.

Meanwhile I had ordered some legal weed extract goo that comes in a syringe you squeeze measured cc's from. When the nausea from the percocet wore off I had a friend dispense 2 ccs of that into a truffle.

The corner has turned. Pain only bad, not excruciationg, in several horizontal positions. The goo conked me out by 7.30 last night and I woke up at 3 because I had slept, not from pain.
Not trying standing sitting or walking yet.

Today pain clinic opens. I might make it to the 18th for the spine clinic after all.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 11 Jul 22 - 12:46 PM

Pain clinic tried to say September so my mother's true child made many, many more phone calls and wonderful PCP doc's office person, who knows everybody, got me something somewhere else for tomorrow, yay!


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From: keberoxu
Date: 11 Jul 22 - 03:41 PM

You rock, Mrrzy! Just get through tonight safely,
we all will be thinking of you.
What an awful ordeal.


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From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 11 Jul 22 - 04:36 PM

Pain at night that keeps you awake, that's the worst. Good you found the "goo" to help you past that!


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 11 Jul 22 - 05:57 PM

Yeah, first real sleep all month. I would find a bearable position, sleep for 30-90mn, shift and the pain would wake me back up, repeat till no bearable positions. Then transfer to LR yoga mat, too hard to sleep on. Many small plushies, and a footstool with bigger plushies for my lower legs. With the little ones I can shift my pelvis 1 cm *this* way and with the big ones my left calf 1" *that* way and find relatively pain-free positions for a while, but then the pain starts building up so I move the rabbit or whatever a few mm. This is my day... Shifting plushies, going to pee, lying back down to get the pain back under control, shift some plushies, call someone to bring me things. If I find a pain-free position I can *relax* in rather than holding myself in, I can nap.
And the leg buckles if I do try to walk on it.


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From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 11 Jul 22 - 11:01 PM

Turning into a favorite sleep position and trying to stuff enough pillows between my knees to keep the surgical knee level is impossible, and when I wake it's throbbing. I have to head to the kitchen for the ice packs and wrap my knee and try again to get to sleep. This is a self-inflicted wound, an elective surgery, but it gives a glimmer of a view of what you're describing.


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From: Donuel
Date: 12 Jul 22 - 05:52 AM

What a difference a centimeter makes. My back was making up the difference of one shorter leg with year long unhappy painful results so I reintroduced a lift for the right heel and it took about 3 days to escape constant pain.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 12 Jul 22 - 01:34 PM

Ooh yeah I will ask about the insert. I have one for my short leg I don't wear. The insert, that is.


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From: keberoxu
Date: 12 Jul 22 - 03:14 PM

If it helps, by all means, go for it! Wouldn't that be something,
if it at least gave you some relief.
In the meantime, the spinal clinic is --
when -- next week?


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 12 Jul 22 - 04:46 PM

Stand down red alert!

Shot of something-caine and steroids and (once I stopped trying to faint) all I have now is pressure but not pain why didn't they do this on the 4th?

I am to pretend the pressure *is* pain in terms of staying out of positions where I feel it.

I have a Rx for massage but can't start pt or normal life till after I see spine guy the 18th. And I spent 3 days trying to remember the name of the pt guy I saw in the 90's who was also on Steve's softball team, when lo and behold that is who the pain doc referred me to when I asked if I could have massage. I love this town.

So while I am on my couch, at least if I shift position I get wooden-leg rather than agonizing knitting needles. All for it.


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From: keberoxu
Date: 12 Jul 22 - 07:21 PM

THey just did this today?
Better late than never, but still.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 13 Jul 22 - 09:07 AM

Lemme say this about that... If you treat the pressure as pressure, boy does it turn into pain. That was a several-hour, sweaty, dizzy, bad idea, washing face and changing to clean shirt. Not to mention the wated effort for a soaked, once-clean and -refreshing shirt.

But then, slept well, woke in no pain. Stretched! Quelle luxe. Today bowing to pressure, it stays pressure. Will grab a clo (the singular of clothes, per kid) when I next get up, and get into it when I lie back down. No dizziness, at leaat. Vasovagal crap. Haven't had that since 1994.

So a lot less pain while lying down, but very little added ability to do anything else.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 14 Jul 22 - 01:21 PM

Ok next day pain pain pain. Shot not working but that may be good news --> sooner surgery.


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From: keberoxu
Date: 15 Jul 22 - 11:21 PM

Mrrzy, I am so unhappy and angry and worried for you.
I know life is not fair, but for ****'s sake.

I'll be counting the days,
and you, I can guess, will be counting the MINUTES
until you get the help you really need.


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From: keberoxu
Date: 16 Jul 22 - 12:22 PM

THinking of you, Mrrzy.
Keep fighting the good fight.


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From: fat B****rd
Date: 16 Jul 22 - 05:04 PM

I really wish I could say something magical for you Mrrzy, but please accept my very best regards and good wishes
Charlie (fB)


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 16 Jul 22 - 05:45 PM

It got better then it got wuss but nowhere near as bad as that day ooh nasty. Monday spine guy!


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From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 16 Jul 22 - 06:21 PM

best wishes from me, too.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 16 Jul 22 - 07:21 PM

Mwah Sandra! Above water?


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From: Helen
Date: 16 Jul 22 - 08:30 PM

And from me too. Sending you soothing and healing thoughts.

I'm above water. No problems in Newcastle, but up the valley has had major problems.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 16 Jul 22 - 10:42 PM

I'm on the edge of Sydney CBD, near the Harbour (can't see it tho cos it's surrounded by tall buildings) & it is not raining today! It will later this week.

I'm also on top of a hill so don't get flooded, but we do get howling winds coming up the street from the CBD & into our street as they pass 38 story building on each side, most off the rest of our street are 4-storey Deco & 20th century apartment blocks, so we live in a wind tunnel. On some windy rainy days my shopping trolley & I have battled gale force winds & howling rain to get out, & I'm not a wee little thing, unlike my very slender neighbour, dunno how she doesn't get blown over.

sandra


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From: Helen
Date: 16 Jul 22 - 11:05 PM

Sandra, your tale about battling the winds reminds me of when Hubby & I stupidly decided to go to a hill overlooking the harbour to look at the wreck of the
Pasha Bulker at Nobby's Beach

[Someone has a sense of humour. The title on that page is, "A look back on the Pasha Bulker...ship happens".]

We were battling hard to get up the hill and getting nowhere, just standing still, because the wind was so strong but that happens rarely and not on an everyday shopping trip. LOL


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 17 Jul 22 - 09:20 AM

Under 24 hours to spine guy. I am counting down.


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From: keberoxu
Date: 17 Jul 22 - 09:26 AM

Will be thinking of you first thing Monday morning
(while keeping my appointment with my therapist)


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From: keberoxu
Date: 18 Jul 22 - 07:07 AM

I would do the Wizard of Oz tune if I could get the words straight.

We're off to see the spine doctor,
the wonderful spine doctor of ... erm ...


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 18 Jul 22 - 01:25 PM

Spine guy says (and I quote) No plan of care till after CT, now scheduled for Friday.
No plan of care. Unbelievable.


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From: Helen
Date: 18 Jul 22 - 04:44 PM

A CT is good. They are taking your condition seriously. Hang in there.

keberoxu, how about "the wonderful spine doctor of os"? Os is the Latin word for bone.

Other than that, I'm no good at making up songs or rhymes.


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From: keberoxu
Date: 19 Jul 22 - 09:26 AM

Mrrzy, old friend,
a condition as extreme as yours has got to have a solution.
It just beats me that they are taking so long to get to the solution.
I'm hoping the CT scan succeeds where everybody else has let you down.
Thinking and praying for you.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 19 Jul 22 - 07:16 PM

Woot today I could sit for a meal! More steps! Finally!


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From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 19 Jul 22 - 11:00 PM

sitting! walking!!

yah


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 20 Jul 22 - 10:32 AM

Lying on mat again today. Just because I *could* sit didn't, apparently, mean I *should* ... Ok, lesson learned.

In terms of pain, lying down is best if can locate precise positions, then walking, then sitting, then standing. And I was hoping to bloody *shower* when today's visitor was here, as yesterday was better. Merde. Maybe I can pace vaguely.

But it used to be lying precisely vs. absolute yowie, so, yeah.

In terms of precision, I still shift my left femur (angle from all three planes, plus rotation, plus occasional leverage by weight on knee with fulcrum under femur) and pelvis by judicious plushy placement. But today I no longer *also* need to guard the injection site, so again, yeah.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Helen
Date: 20 Jul 22 - 01:02 PM

More news of a good-ish kind. Yay! :-)


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 23 Jul 22 - 01:05 PM

New term: plushybana.

Walking to yesterday's CT scan went a LOT better than walking to Monday's thing.

On prévoit another shot next week.


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From: Helen
Date: 23 Jul 22 - 04:02 PM

All right. I'll take the bait. What is plushybana?

I was sending you good thoughts for when you had to lie still in the CT scanner because you have said that finding a pain-free position has been difficult and the medical staff would be telling you to be in a specific position and not move. I hadn't been thinking about actually walking to and from the CT, etc.

I'm glad it went well and I suspect there will be a delay in finding out the results/diagnosis and then the treatment plan, I also suspect that you are not out of the woods yet, but maybe you can see the light through the trees, I hope.


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From: keberoxu
Date: 24 Jul 22 - 08:20 AM

Goodness, Mrrzy, this is slow!
Now you have the CT scan seen to,
and SOMEDAY you will be told what the heck is wrong with your poor back.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Helen
Date: 24 Jul 22 - 03:50 PM

The medical world moves at its own pace at the best of times, but given the added pressure of COVID it might take a bit longer than normal.

The CT scan is the key to unlock the next door on your journey. I hope it is a useful door.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 24 Jul 22 - 06:37 PM

useful door! I'll second that

we need more useful doors in many situations.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 25 Jul 22 - 02:02 PM

Had long talk with the Patient Advocacy folks this morning. They sounded horrified. Hope I get some ER folks retrained.

No results yet. No new shot scheduled yet; the spine guy says pain guy should give me another, but the earliest would be tomorrow or Weds (depending on how you count 2 weeks).

Walking is now better than standing. I walk some during commercials.

Left leg still wooden, ankle still buckling. So I don't walk a lot...


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Helen
Date: 25 Jul 22 - 04:42 PM

I have a useful contraption known as a mini exercise bike or similar names. It's under my computer desk and I use the pedals, sometimes without consciously being aware of it, just forward and back and sometimes a gentle run of spins. The prices range from ok to ridiculous but mine is fairly cheap.

One disadvantage is its weight so you might need someone to place it in the position you want or look at the lighter weight models.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 26 Jul 22 - 10:07 AM

Pain getting worse again. No return of function. Still no results nor new shot scheduled...


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 28 Jul 22 - 02:01 PM

Yup, worse. After CT scan they are talking fusion. In months. Meanwhile somebody forgot to schedule my new pain shot, so another week.

Have returned to lying on yoga mat and plushybani. There were 2 while nights I could sleep without the plushies. Now, 2 nights of 21-2 then awake again from pain. Sigh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Helen
Date: 28 Jul 22 - 03:50 PM

I'm sorry to hear that, Mrrzy.

Over 10 years ago, my Hubby was going through the long process associated with medical tests for cancer, diagnosis, treatment planning, waiting for treatment and follow-ups e.g. weeks of radiotherapy, post-treatment prognosis and then waiting for the final all-clear (which technically he still hasn't had). One of his friends who had been through the whole process for a different sort of cancer gave him some useful advice.

He said that it is a waiting game. You wait for each step in the process, then wait for the next step and the next step, and it's best to just settle in for the long haul and try not to stress about how long it all takes.

Which doesn't help, I know, when you are in excruciating pain but the medical industry works at its own pace, unfortunately.


Are you going to reveal what a plushybani is, or is it a secret mystery, not for the uninitiated? :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: keberoxu
Date: 28 Jul 22 - 05:39 PM

Me, I'm guessing that
Plushybana is singular and
Plushybani is plural,
but I couldn't guess what they mean.

Except that the word distractingly recalls to mind
that CSI-Las Vegas episode with the Plushies,
one of the more notorious and strange murder mystery plots on the show.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 30 Jul 22 - 11:22 AM

Have hired a friend who is an underemployed cook to cook for me, most days. Best idea in weeks.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 30 Jul 22 - 04:46 PM

Very good idea!

I hope you're feeling a bit better.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 30 Jul 22 - 06:17 PM

I'll second that


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: keberoxu
Date: 30 Jul 22 - 07:07 PM

It's reassuring simply to see that someone is there,
with you and for you,
and that you are not home all alone. Good for you!


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 30 Jul 22 - 08:09 PM

Don't know why I didn't think of'm earlier. It is great to be fed well.

My stomach, however, is finally trying to rebel against, I think, the acetaminophen/ paracetamol. Hmmm. Not at all sure what to do. Antacids, yeah. I am more of a cocktail of chemicals than usual.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Helen
Date: 30 Jul 22 - 09:04 PM

I use Slippery Elm Bark powder - not often, only when I need it, but it works for me. It was recommended to me by a natural therapy professional about 40 years ago.

Caution, if I mix hot water with the powder I always put a heaped teaspoon of powder in a cup, then 1/3 cup boiling water, quickly mix it up and immediately put stir in 1/3 cup of cold water. If you try to drink it with boiling water you could burn your mouth because it retains the heat too well.

It has little to no taste, but lemon juice or honey could be added. I only make 2/3 cup because I don't mind the taste, but you could make it a bit more watery.


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 31 Jul 22 - 12:04 PM

Maybe my stomach is rebelling against me being horizontal for a month. All them juices pooling in the wrong place.

Cutting out the paracetamol. Reducing naproxen from max to recommended. That has me taking about 15% of prior analgesia.

Leaves all the thorns on the knitting needles. And my stomach hasn't stopped hurting yet.

Thanks for being my support group, by the way. Thank you *very* much.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: keberoxu
Date: 01 Aug 22 - 05:36 AM

Mrrzy, do you actually have an appointment for the next pain shot?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 01 Aug 22 - 01:30 PM

Yes. Thursday. I am hoping for a cancellation.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: keberoxu
Date: 03 Aug 22 - 09:01 PM

Here's hoping the next pain shot works the way it's supposed to!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: keberoxu
Date: 04 Aug 22 - 09:58 PM

... you DID get the pain shot, right??


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 04 Aug 22 - 10:28 PM

Painkillers can play havoc with the gut. Following the knee replacement I got off of oxycodone after 3 weeks, Flexaril after 3 1/2, and Celebrex after a month. It still took another couple of weeks to begin to feel "normal." Prune juice helps (but don't overdo! 1/2 cup twice a day at the most.) Get plenty of fiber in your food (fruit, leafy greens, beans, etc. Steamed spinach is my friend.)

Good luck with all of that, juggling the pain and the normal stuff.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 05 Aug 22 - 02:59 PM

Got second pain shot, did have orthostatic hypotension for about an hour after but 2.5 mg valium beforehand kept me from fainting *during* the procedure (which he said was bad, last time). And today there are pins and needles in the leg that had just been wooden! I am considering that encouraging. Actually the first sign of progress rather than acclimation. Exactly 5 weeks from onset.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 05 Aug 22 - 05:46 PM

5 very long weeks ...


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 05 Aug 22 - 11:01 PM

Tu l'as dit, bouffi!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: keberoxu
Date: 06 Aug 22 - 09:58 AM

... and your back is feeling some relief, I hope?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mrrzy is living in interesting times...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 07 Aug 22 - 12:56 PM

No less pain- yet! but less numbness definitely!


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