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MsFrisby



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My mom has acquired MRSA. Sad She is being put on medicine that's $3000 a bottle and if that doesn't work (if her blood tests come back with bad news) she'll have to be readmitted to the hospital.

The internet is scaring me. 1 in 3 patient morbidity?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I woke up with a sore throat.

I then went shopping for shoes (because I need them), which I hate doing.

Now I have a full-out cold, I have to work tonight (right now even) and tomorrow, I still don't have replacement shoes and I am so sick of people I'm inclined to get a gun and climb the clock tower.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh, and a semi-attractive woman was just in here asking about Buffy Season 8, which we're not carrying, which would mean she's interested in Buffy and be something I'd have in common and I didn't have the presence to think about that until after she'd left.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yorick wrote:
oh, and a semi-attractive woman was just in here asking about Buffy Season 8, which we're not carrying, which would mean she's interested in Buffy and be something I'd have in common and I didn't have the presence to think about that until after she'd left.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sounds scary, MsFrisby.
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sporko



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MsFrisby wrote:
My mom has acquired MRSA. Sad She is being put on medicine that's $3000 a bottle and if that doesn't work (if her blood tests come back with bad news) she'll have to be readmitted to the hospital.

The internet is scaring me. 1 in 3 patient morbidity?


if it makes you feel any better, a lot of people have MRSA...half the patients i've worked with have MRSA. it's usually cleared up with a regimen of like vancomycin or something else (if they're allergic to vancomycin). i can't say that i know her situation at all, but i think your mother will probably be fine. =)
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sucks Fris, hope it all works out. My horror, one of my close mates has found out his partner has Huntington's disease. All I know is it is a degenerative mental disease that can effect motor skills too in latter stages.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Huntington's is a harsh disease. An ex-girlfriend had that running in her family. I wish I could give some glimmer of hope, but all I can say is that I know there are some recent developments that have given a new understanding of what happens with Huntington's and related diseases, and it may give some new avenues for therapies.
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MsFrisby



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sporko wrote:
MsFrisby wrote:
My mom has acquired MRSA. Sad She is being put on medicine that's $3000 a bottle and if that doesn't work (if her blood tests come back with bad news) she'll have to be readmitted to the hospital.

The internet is scaring me. 1 in 3 patient morbidity?


if it makes you feel any better, a lot of people have MRSA...half the patients i've worked with have MRSA. it's usually cleared up with a regimen of like vancomycin or something else (if they're allergic to vancomycin). i can't say that i know her situation at all, but i think your mother will probably be fine. =)


Thanks.. that does help, actually.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*hugs fris*
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i hit a cat in my car on the way to a show last night. there was nothing i could've done, it just ran in front of me.

when i pulled over it had made it off the road so i don't know what happened to it. but it's probably dead. i got super drunk but it didn't help much. and i called a bunch of people but mostly got voicemails so i cried and drank myself to sleep.

i'm going vegan again.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MsFrisby wrote:
sporko wrote:
MsFrisby wrote:
My mom has acquired MRSA. Sad She is being put on medicine that's $3000 a bottle and if that doesn't work (if her blood tests come back with bad news) she'll have to be readmitted to the hospital.

The internet is scaring me. 1 in 3 patient morbidity?


if it makes you feel any better, a lot of people have MRSA...half the patients i've worked with have MRSA. it's usually cleared up with a regimen of like vancomycin or something else (if they're allergic to vancomycin). i can't say that i know her situation at all, but i think your mother will probably be fine. =)


Thanks.. that does help, actually.


*HUG*

and lily: Sad *HUG* for you, too
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait - you're going vegan again because you accidentally hit a feral cat?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it wasn't a feral cat, i don't think.

but sort of. it was more that it brought vividly home to me the reality of being responsible for an animal's death, which i had managed to re-detach myself from.
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Mr_Moustache



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it was just a case of natural selecetion lily. Running in front of cars = not smart.
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