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Samsally



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Birth control is the best.

Except that one time it gave me a tumor, I guess. BUT OTHERWISE totally the best.*

*Not actually being sarcastic.


And the time it gave my then-girlfriend (now fiance) a stroke. At 23. The day after thanksgiving (which I had brought her down to meet my parents for).

She's fine now, though! (In part due to the neurologists at the hospital near my parents home being, apparently, REALLY REALLY GOOD). She's got no lingering issues whatsoever, save that she thinks she may swallow differently than she used to.


Jesus. Which one gives you strokes? (The patch is the one that can give tumors, if anyone was actually curious.)

Also, I'm glad she's okay. Sounded pretty scary though.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Samsally wrote:
Felgraf wrote:
Samsally wrote:
Birth control is the best.

Except that one time it gave me a tumor, I guess. BUT OTHERWISE totally the best.*

*Not actually being sarcastic.


And the time it gave my then-girlfriend (now fiance) a stroke. At 23. The day after thanksgiving (which I had brought her down to meet my parents for).

She's fine now, though! (In part due to the neurologists at the hospital near my parents home being, apparently, REALLY REALLY GOOD). She's got no lingering issues whatsoever, save that she thinks she may swallow differently than she used to.


Jesus. Which one gives you strokes? (The patch is the one that can give tumors, if anyone was actually curious.)

Also, I'm glad she's okay. Sounded pretty scary though.


She was on a generic of Yaz. Yaz being the drug that Bayer kiiinndddd of just lost a class action lawsuit over. Unfortunately, it looked like it was going to be pretty difficult to join in on the class-action (or get some of the fine as someone affected after the fact) due to her being on a generic of it, so she didn't get on joining right away (as she was more concerned with recovering, regaining full mobility, etc.), and last she looked into it it was too late to file a claim. I just found something that seems to suggest otherwise, though, so I'll look into it again.

It was pretty scary at the time, though I'm glad it happened when and where it did (because damn, those neurologists are like tiny gods there).
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could rant about how fucked up it is that birth control keeps getting put on the market without proper testing.

It would be a pretty ignorant rant, though, so I'll refrain.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Felgraf: First off, sorry you're going through some horrible shit. 23 and suffering a stroke due to unknown (or undisclosed) medical side effects is inexcusable.

Isn't the manufacturer, whether Bayer or whomever, still possibly liable?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darqcyde wrote:
Felgraf: First off, sorry you're going through some horrible shit. 23 and suffering a stroke due to unknown (or undisclosed) medical side effects is inexcusable.

Isn't the manufacturer, whether Bayer or whomever, still possibly liable?



Augh, sorry, I should clarify! The stroke was several years ago, and the horrible shit is passed. She was already able to weakly move the side that got paralyzed before she and my mom kicked me out of the ER to go get sleep, and she regained full mobility after two or three months. She's *completely fine* now. And she was still on her parents insurance (I'm so, *so* grateful for that health care law).

But, yeah, Bayer lost a HUGE class action lawsuit (and I don't think the company that made the generic is at fault: It was identical to the drug Bayer had had on the market long enough that generics could be *made* of it. Bayer just... did not advertise the dangers, since apparently yaz is at least 4x more likely to cause strokes or other issues.).

So yes, they were considered liable. I think the question is 'can we still get compensation'. There are a few issues: One, she didn't seek it immediately (being more concerned with getting better, and initially thinking she wouldn't be able to due to being on a generic), and two, she technically has a genetic clotting factor (though the specialist we saw after the fact said there was no indication that factor was currently active/contributed to the stroke, which may help). I'll be looking into it again over the next couple days.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Comcast didn't even make it a week before fucking things up.

Cut off my cable because the people that lived in the house before us had an outstanding bill. On a different account and in a different name.

To unlock it they want:
A copy of my license
a copy of my social security card
and a copy of my mortgage showing I own the property now.

I told them if they want me to send ANY of that they are off their rocker.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ded: 'cuz fuck you, that's why

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In my neighborhood, I have Comcast (CMCSA), Verizon (VZ) DSL andÖ well, thatís it. If I want a reasonably fast home broadband connection, then Iím pretty much stuck with Comcast. And from everything Iíve read, most Time Warner Cable customers out there are similarly stuck with Time Warner because the cable companies have created regional fiefdoms where they donít compete with one another and can get away with telling the world that they donít plan to invest in fiber anytime soon.

The end result is a cable industry that can pile up cash from its Internet services despite ranking among the lowest-rated industries in customer satisfaction every year.

The fact that any Internet service provider is held in the same level of esteem by American consumers as an insurance company that required a massive taxpayer bailout and an oil company that dumped a bunch of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico is stunning. It indicates that not only are Americans dissatisfied with their current choice of broadband providers, but that theyíre positively itching for an alternative that will let them tear up their monthly cable bills for good.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Completely didn't remember that a box I set on my counter had elastic on it, so I get home and there are only tiny bits of elastic left and I think one of the cats probably ate it.

I guess this is another three days of freaking the fuck while I wait and see if any problems crop up.

They are both acting normal for now. I, on the other hand, feel sick with worry.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is something my cat has totally done. You need to get some kitty laxative - it is a tube with a bunch of ointment-like substance and it is typically tuna flavored. My cat loves it and it pushed many things safely through his system (bandaids are a particular favorite of his). Cuts down on hairballs too. Just follow the directions on dosing and it should be fine. The vet will have it for under $20 for a tube that will last you years. The regular stores have a cheaper version that I haven't tried.

Don't worry at all unless you see the cat stop pooping, stop eating, or doesn't stop puking (a little is fine, especially if any elastic comes up).

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So far they're both just sleeping so nothing out of the ordinary yet. They both ate all their dinner, too. I have to go to the vet to get more food anyway, so I'll look for the laxative there tomorrow.

Its tough paying attention to who is and isn't using the litter box when there are two of 'em. Will try to pay attention to that anyway.

Thanks for the advice! I hope it's just me freaking out over nothing.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can't track the poop, check the food. Cats will not eat if they aren't pooping too.

Cats eating non-edibles is bad but it isn't something to really worry about without any extra symptoms. Thread and magnets are something to worry about but bandaids and stuff are not great but not typically lifethreatening. Them sleeping is a good sign. Just keep an eye on their food and poop. And do the laxative. It has made a huge difference with Decibel and has pretty much eliminated his tiny throwing up spots (that were probably due to hairballs even though he is a short hair cat...).

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The worst non vet requiring thing that can happen there is having to pick elastic out of your cats butt when it gets stuck. Sad

I had a dog who had many a rubber ball ....removed.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sometimes they eat my hair and something similar happens (that was an unfun adventure, kitty was unhappy, I was unhappy, poop everywhere, gah)... Never heard of a cat dying from eating a little hair, though, so it doesn't induce anxiety quite the same.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The laxative helps with that too!!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sort of just want to crawl up into a ball and roll away forever.
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