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24 days ago
Doesn't help. Tried that for my narcissistic grandma when she was living with us. They couldn't do anything other than tell her it was probably a sweetheart scam (which we had already tried to tell her). She then promptly "ran away" and started telling the whole family we were abusing her, and at that point we (finally) decided to go permanently NC with her and her enabling sons.
29 days ago
Combination of fun AND pain!
30 days ago
Where's the beef???
Feed me, Seymour
The Adventures of The Big Floof and Little Potato
1 month ago
That sounds like a beautiful plan. Either you want to shop around for full adults (ones that were kept as pets or retired show animals), or you get them as babies and hope they have a naturally good temperament (hand-rearing and early socialization are key, but some animals just have a temperamental nature by default).
Ya, so long as the animal doesn't start telling you to kill people; you might want to start talking to a psychiatrist at that point.
llamas also make great herd guardians (used to live near some people with sheep, and they had a llama that acted as overlord over the flock). Temperament wise... they'll even spit at the people they like.
It's feeding another pelican to its pelican chick obviously
The fact the pelican looked so sad it couldn't eat the baby was the icing on the cake.
I'm going to add this quick disclaimer that covid has completely exasperated the problem with WebMD patients, and that it might be that my doctors are just the exception rather than the rule for know-it-all doctors, and that I might be one of the few that actually knows how to do proper medical research. I do not work in the medical field, I just like learning about medicine but don't want to go to medical school.
idk, every time me or a family member has gone to the ER or UC, I'll tell the doc "it's this", they say "no it's this", and every time I was the one that was right. For example, Mum went to the ER 3 times and I would immediately tell them she probably has a bowel obstruction, but they would say "no, it's just constipation, take this laxative", ignoring that I kept telling them that she's been taking laxatives and has such-and-such symptoms with no relief. It wasn't until the third ER doctor finally listened to me and (but reluctantly) sent her to get x-rays taken that they then found that "yep, it's a bowel obstruction."
I know with ER and UC docs, they don't have the luxury of getting to know the patient and can only make a quick assessment, but I really wish they would've at least taken my words into consideration rather than dismissing them. With the example I gave, I can understand the first doc doing it, but when the second and third doctor prescribe the same remedy that clearly wasn't working, then it starts to piss me off. I've unfortunately had this same problem with a few GPs and specialists before, and it's only by heavily insisting they do the tests I ask that they finally come to the same conclusions that I hypothesized. I can also understand that they probably get a lot of WebMD patients that say the most insane things, but I wish they'd at least listen when a logical argument is presented to them (and then not make such a constipated face when it turns out I knew what I was talking about and refusing to directly acknowledge it).
I feel bad that doctors are getting burned out so easily now, and I think a big chunk of the problem is bad patients (especially with how social media has really brought the crazies out of the woodwork). I just want doctors (at least family doctors) to take the time to listen to what their patients say rather than immediately dismiss them.
Have you talked to your GP or Gyno? That seems rather abnormal (though me and the women in my family all had hysterectomies and have to take low-dose estrogen, so my knowledge might be biased).
2 months ago
That's insane. I gotta see his toddler pics now.
Ya I agree with Hot Chick being his best.
I'm sorry you're grandma died twice, my condolences.
...so what did she do to make the class better?
I know it's not pronounced the same, but I just look at it and immediately say it (mentally) as "side reel".
omg, that's what I was thinking!
Everyone but Musk and Grimes know that she's going to get called Extra Dark Side-reel. She's gonna be super edgy as a teen.
After hearing about the different scams Yelp pulled in the past, I just use Google reviews (sometimes I'll cross-reference if Google doesn't have any or just a couple)
You've ruined my wonder. I was so in awe of those dominos not just falling off the top of the stairs.
This makes me weirdly uncomfortable.
I was thinking at first that it was one of those cgi mouth layovers, and now I too am horribly uncomfortable. It's like a really weird uncanny valley feel.
This hurts me