FML general thread [7]

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Re: FML general thread [7]

Postby Mr. Tines » Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:12 pm

View Original PostBagheera wrote:but if things get to the point where they're struggling, or where they seem to be in pain, it's wrong to prolong their misery for our sake.
That's the worst of it. Over the summer, the first indication that she was having trouble with some of her teeth was when a massive abscess puffed up one cheek, but she gave no sign that she was in pain. So I don't know how much discomfort she had been in even before it came to the point where she had clearly just stopped working properly, let alone during the cold winter's night before I could do anything about her condition.
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Re: FML general thread [7]

Postby Bagheera » Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:39 pm

View Original PostMr. Tines wrote:That's the worst of it. Over the summer, the first indication that she was having trouble with some of her teeth was when a massive abscess puffed up one cheek, but she gave no sign that she was in pain. So I don't know how much discomfort she had been in even before it came to the point where she had clearly just stopped working properly, let alone during the cold winter's night before I could do anything about her condition.


It can be hard with cats, as outside of a handful of breeds they just aren't as communicative as, say, dogs are (or rather, they're far more likely to keep their cards close to their chest). And yes, being forced to wait to act while a loved one is in pain is the worst feeling in the world. But these things are out of our control -- all we can do is act when we're able, and try to do right. That's all any of us can ask.
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Re: FML general thread [7]

Postby NemZ » Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:49 pm

Sorry about your cat, Tines.
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Re: FML general thread [7]

Postby Sailor Star Dust » Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:26 pm

RIP kitty :( I was raised similarly to Bags where you do what you can for your pets, but when it's their time to go, certainly let them go with dignity.
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Re: FML general thread [7]

Postby Gob Hobblin » Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:25 pm

It's the best thing to do, at times. It's all good: that cat looked like she lived a damn good life.
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Re: FML general thread [7]

Postby TehDonutKing » Thu Jan 21, 2016 1:14 am

I lost a friend to radicalization. When you know and care about someone and they become someone else, someone worse, it hurts so much that you can hardly stand it.
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Re: FML general thread [7]

Postby Blue Monday » Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:13 am

View Original PostMr. Tines wrote:I'm not sure how much ahead of nature the intervention came, but it would have eased her passage.

Aww, man. Sorry to hear that, Tines. I think you made the right choice though. I've had to make the decision to put a cat down before as well and it tore me up. I'm a cat guy, so yeah... RIP, Jemima.


View Original PostTehDonutKing wrote:I lost a friend to radicalization.

Far out. What kind of radicalisation if you don't mind me asking?
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Re: FML general thread [7]

Postby TehDonutKing » Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:20 am

I suppose radicalization isn't the right word. Derealization is probably more accurate. She went from being an intelligent, if insecure girl to letting the otherkin fantasy more or less control her, to the point that she's no longer the person i was friends with.
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Re: FML general thread [7]

Postby Rosenakahara » Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:36 pm

This otherkin nonsense really needs to die, Its the extreme form of being a special fucking snowflake, but TDK here's what you do: Ignore her.
The entire thing is just a "I need attention!" call anyway so if you ignore her she will either go back to normal or just retreat further into insanity, either way its not your problem there.
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Re: FML general thread [7]

Postby Mr. Tines » Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:36 pm

View Original PostTehDonutKing wrote:She went from being an intelligent, if insecure girl to letting the otherkin fantasy more or less control her
And there was I wondering whether the loss was a result of detonation in a public space.
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Re: FML general thread [7]

Postby MAGI_01 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:43 pm

View Original PostMr. Tines wrote: I'm not sure how much ahead of nature the intervention came, but it would have eased her passage.


My condolences. It's always a difficult decision to put a beloved pet down, having been through it myself, it tore me up good for awhile. RIP Jemima.




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Re: FML general thread [7]

Postby IronEvangelion » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:49 pm

Biiig snow storm arriving tomorrow. My area is supposed to get anywhere between 1 to 3 feet of snow over the course of the next 2 days. This means I'll most likely be missing at least one day of work, maybe 2, because the snow plows don't reach where I live. Even if the main road gets cleared I still have over a tenth of a mile of driveway to shovel if I want to go anywhere. Like I said the storm is going to last 2 days and we're supposed to have a foot by just noon tomorrow, so yeah, that's going to be a shitload of shoveling by the time it's all over. :uhh:


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Re: FML general thread [7]

Postby soul.assassin » Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:17 am

I feel like wanting to smack my hand over nephew for using the N word, and tell him if he goes over to America he can't use it unless he wants to get shot at for, um, "cultural appropriation".

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Re: FML general thread [7]

Postby Shamsiel-kun » Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:59 pm

So three weeks after having a pretty bad flu that left me with some sore ribs and a cough, one week after going on holiday and resting quite well, and four days after going back to work and it being fucking cold again at work for no discernible reason, I wake up with a sore throat and dead tired (sick, again :deskbang: ). Decided to stay home (with the heater turned up) to prevent it from getting worse.

Next week I'm going bak to work, will dress up warm and take something to cover my neck and protect it from the cold draft, and complain (for the fifth time or so in three months) about the cold draft again. And if they don't do anything about it this time I'll complain to someone who can force them to do something about it. :bat:
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Re: FML general thread [7]

Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:13 pm

Left arm hurts from the elbow down. Probably has something to do with the double unit of red cells that I donated today. Owwie.

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Re: FML general thread [7]

Postby NemZ » Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:17 pm

Could be worse, Nuke. There's a place in my town that buys blood plasma, but just the plasma... they cool it for storage, filter it, then put the red cells and some saline back in, at which point it's almost literally putting ice water in your veins. A gaming buddy of mine did that for a while when he was between jobs and he looked like a damn zombie after his donations, which could be up to 10 times a month for like $30 bucks a shot.
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Re: FML general thread [7]

Postby Shamsiel-kun » Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:04 am

View Original PostNemZ wrote:Could be worse, Nuke. There's a place in my town that buys blood plasma, but just the plasma... they cool it for storage, filter it, then put the red cells and some saline back in, at which point it's almost literally putting ice water in your veins. A gaming buddy of mine did that for a while when he was between jobs and he looked like a damn zombie after his donations, which could be up to 10 times a month for like $30 bucks a shot.


Sounds...painful. Also, 10 times a month? Don't they have quotas on how often one can donate and stay healthy? :huh:
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Re: FML general thread [7]

Postby NemZ » Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:08 am

Yeah, but putting the cells back raises the recovery rate significantly which is why they do it. Plasma is much more easily replaced than blood as a whole.
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Re: FML general thread [7]

Postby KingXanaduu » Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:24 pm

Wow, it's been a while sense I posted here, but I guess it's something I need to get off my chest now. ;_;

Just recently, I ended a friendship that I felt I needed to end because of how strenuous it was getting. But because of how I ended it and how I worded it, I came across colder and more like a jerk than I intended. *sigh* I just hope that my former friend is going to be okay and I wish that I had worded it better when I ended it. I don't want to come across as cold and like a jerk when people hear about me. ;_;
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Re: FML general thread [7]

Postby child of Lilith » Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:03 pm

Are you sure you're not just being too hard on yourself? There's never a easy or painless way to end things with someone you actually care about so there's bound to be negativity involved no matter what you do. Sounds to me like you did the best you could, which is about all you can really hope for. :shrug:
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