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Pony Joe's: Post Not-So-Great Things That Happened

Post by Octavia (?) » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:08 pm

This thread is for venting about bad things that happened and hopefully getting some catharsis and/or words of encouragement in return. It doesn't matter how big or small the issue is, remember that your problems do matter and the rest of us are here to help! :-)

To start: I have a fairly big baseball bobble-head collection, and today I accidentally brushed against one of them on my shelf and knocked it over, where it landed directly on my acoustic guitar, breaking the bobble-head into three pieces and putting a big ol' gash in my guitar. :negative:
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Re: 'Cause You Had a Bad Day: Post Not-So-Great Things That Happened

Post by Perrydotto (?) » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:43 pm

Can this thread still be called Pony Joe's? Because that was a great short form name to use, really.
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Re: 'Cause You Had a Bad Day: Post Not-So-Great Things That Happened

Post by Octavia (?) » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:55 pm

Perrydotto wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:43 pm
Can this thread still be called Pony Joe's? Because that was a great short form name to use, really.
I changed it
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Re: Pony Joe's: Post Not-So-Great Things That Happened

Post by Sailor Yue (?) » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:55 am

Lost my job... :fluttersmith: but I qualify for unemployment.... It sucks tho, having to do that and job aps as well as trying to get into an apartment by the end of the month

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Post by Octavia (?) » Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:20 pm

I had a mild cold over the weekend, which went away by Sunday, but then it came back with a vengeance yesterday. Went to the doctor today and it turns out I have acute bronchitis. :bluh:
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Re: Pony Joe's: Post Not-So-Great Things That Happened

Post by Dragoness (?) » Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:21 pm

havn to look for somewhere else to live because my current situation is... untenable. may very well just end up homeless because nowhere to go.
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Post by Snowfire (?) » Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:32 pm

Sailor Yue wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:55 am
Lost my job... :fluttersmith: but I qualify for unemployment.... It sucks tho, having to do that and job aps as well as trying to get into an apartment by the end of the month
I feel ya Sailor. I'll be without a job in about a month and have to find another one. :cry:
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Post by Sailor Yue (?) » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:15 pm

I can't say why or what. But I just got terrible horrible heartbreaking news about my daughter and niece

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Post by Princess Flufflebutt (?) » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:10 pm

Oh no! I hope they're safe :ohdear:
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Post by Sailor Yue (?) » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:56 pm

OK... The news I got may have been a prank cuz the number that called me called me 2 weeks ago stating my mother wanted me to call her.... Which is amazing considering she died in 2013 :-/

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Post by Perrydotto (?) » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:01 pm

Definitely block that number, then. Scam and prank calls are garbage.
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Post by concerned reader (?) » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:45 pm

Perrydotto wrote:
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Definitely block that number, then. Scam and prank calls are garbage.
My grandfather got hit with a scam call not too long ago. They convinced him that I was in jail and he needed to call someone to pay my bail. He called me right after and confirmed I was okay, but they still got a little bit of his money.

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Post by Sailor Yue (?) » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:14 pm

I need a job and every time I need to look for one I have to have people tell me "apply for *insert fast food chain* because I'll instantly get the job. Never mind that I am not physically able to do that. I can't lift more than 20lb I cant be on my feet cuz of the nerve damage on my foot. Sure I fly a fucking sign for hours on end, but standing on a corner holding a sign is not labor intensive. Walking around the restaurant lifting extremely heavy foods and what not and scrubbing toilets is completely different.

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Re: Pony Joe's: Post Not-So-Great Things That Happened

Post by Soft Snow (?) » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:39 pm

Dad just went into surgery. He should be done later tonight. Then it's a month in rehab. Hope he will be alright after this.
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Rooting for him!
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Re: Pony Joe's: Post Not-So-Great Things That Happened

Post by Soft Snow (?) » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:09 pm

I just got the call, the surgery went horrible wrong. His blood pressure dropped, they are saying he might be paralyzed from the neck down. They don't know for sure until tomorrow morning...
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Post by Perrydotto (?) » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:16 pm

Oh my gosh. I'm so sorry, Soft Snow :crushed:
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Post by Princess Flufflebutt (?) » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:50 am

Oh no! I'm so sorry. :fluttersmith:
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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:55 am

So sorry, Snow :fluttersmith:

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Post by PonyHag714 (?) » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:27 am

Sorry to hear that Soft Snow. :fluttersmith:
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Post by Snowfire (?) » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:57 pm

I'm sorry Soft Snow. I hope you hear good news in the morning. :fluttersmith:
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Post by Sailor Yue (?) » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:15 pm

Just found my car insurance canceled on me and will cost $400 to reinstate. It's not my luck

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Post by Princess Flufflebutt (?) » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:23 pm

Aw jeez :fluttersmith:
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Post by Soft Snow (?) » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:46 pm

He got his feeling back on this left side but still can't feel his right foot. The MRI didn't show any problems. They are thinking it might be swelling on his spine causing this but we won't know until it goes down. Here is hoping for the best.
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Post by minty (?) » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:16 pm

I hope he keeps getting better.

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Post by Sailor Yue (?) » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:25 pm

I need a bank account to claim unemployment. I can't get a bank account till at least Monday. I do not qualify for a bank account cuz my credit with banks is shit.

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Post by Sailor Yue (?) » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:27 pm

So I can definitely make some money being a taxi driver, only problem is I need $130 to start. (Dot physical and fingerprinting)

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Post by Octavia (?) » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:24 pm

My cat has been barfing every 10-15 minutes for the past 2 and a half hours, so it's vet time. :nngh:
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Post by Perrydotto (?) » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:25 am

I hope your kitty is okay!
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Post by Octavia (?) » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:11 pm

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I hope your kitty is okay!
Vet said he was fine and that he probably ate something that upset his stomach, even though I have no idea what it could've been. They gave him fluids and some special food that won't irritate his stomach. He's only barfed once since coming home. Progress!
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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:48 pm

Glad the cat's making progress! That's a relief :party:

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Post by Sailor Yue (?) » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:35 pm

I didn't get the job :fluttersmith:

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Post by Princess Flufflebutt (?) » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:55 pm

Aw jeez :fluttersmith:

Still i'm rooting for you!
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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:30 pm

Got a call from the clinic that did my blood test.

Overall, nothing too major, although they said my cholesterol is a bit high, and said I should cut back on junk food and be more active.

Welp :-I

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Post by Perrydotto (?) » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:59 pm

At least it's not so bad yet. Not fun to adjust your lifestyle, but better now before it becomes an even bigger pain :v:
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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:04 pm

That's true. I was more worried about what my blood sugar level is, but they didn't even mention it, so I'm taking it's nothing serious with that.

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Post by Yuudachi (?) » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:46 pm

i need to go under the knife (cholecystectomy) — but still unknown how urgent this is — will find out later today
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Yuudachi wrote:
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i need to go under the knife (cholecystectomy) — but still unknown how urgent this is — will find out later today
Sup fellow (soon-to-be) gallbladder non-haver? :hishovel:

I got mine out back in 2004. My dad had to get his out too, so I guess gallstones run in the family. The surgery is extremely common and rarely has complications, assuming you're getting it removed laparoscopically. The worst side effects for me were shoulder pain (from air bubbles floating to the top of your body) which went away within 48 hours, the kind of icky feeling that your guts are sloshing around inside your abdomen, which took about a week before everything settled, and for about 6 months after surgery, if you ever eat a particularly greasy meal, it will go right through you. Your liver needs to compensate for having no gall bladder, and it takes a while before it figures out how much bile it needs to produce to manage your diet.
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Along with that, we are looking to buy a house. In order to get a mortgage, we need our wedding license translated and notarized. But this can only be done if we get it stamped by the Belgian government. Of course we only find this out after we sent it out to be translated. So now we have to wait for it to be returned to us, then send it to Belgium, get Aline's parents to take it to the right department(if we send it there directly it takes at least 10 business days for them to handle it, and screw that), then get it sent back to us, then get it translated and notarized, then we can talk to the bank. And during all of this we have to hope the various postal instances involved take good care of it. Along with that, we also need some additional paperwork from yet another government department, which I'm also going to visit tomorrow.

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