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#26 2017-08-24 06:48:48

Peter
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Re: QM- Totality

*waves at Sahi*
Hope you are enjoying your trip :)


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#27 2017-08-24 07:41:04

_Sahi_
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Re: QM- Totality

Indeed I am!

 

#28 2017-08-24 08:02:37

Peter
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Re: QM- Totality

Well, keep doing that :D


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#29 2017-08-24 08:20:30

Merenwen
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Re: QM- Totality

*stares at the clock*

Somehow this workday doesn't want to be over...

 

#30 2017-08-24 08:21:10

Merenwen
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Re: QM- Totality

_Sahi_ wrote:

Indeed I am!

Yay! :)

 

#31 2017-08-24 08:41:11

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: QM- Totality

Merenwen wrote:

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

Is it bad that I say the name of this Mint in a "Mortal Kombat" voice?

Haha, I was thinking of "FATALITY" as well. ;)

Oh, good. It's not just me.


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Ommu is horrifying; Akhenabi is f**king evil; Makho is Trump with a badass sword; Jijibo is the crackhead version of Towser.  And Saomeji is creepy. --Cyan

 

#32 2017-08-24 08:43:30

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: QM- Totality

Kia wrote:

I'm home at least - thanks the heavens! I'm still dizzy and still don't have a diagnosis. What I do have are several bruises from the daily injections and the information that there is nothing which requires immediate action. It translates as: "no stroke, no heart attack and no big tumor. Go, find another doctor who has time to check for the less obvious. Meanwhile ask you doctor to subscribe you some meds and deal with the rest". Unfortunately my doctor is doing the job of 3 doctors at the moment (because the other two are on vacation) - she is so busy that she doesn't have time to check for the "less obvious things". Oh, and the pharmacy needs to order the meds I was supposed to take this morning. Bottom line: I'm seriously annoyed with our health system *rants*

Hang in there, Kia! And don't give up until you find real answers. I know: easier said than done.


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Ommu is horrifying; Akhenabi is f**king evil; Makho is Trump with a badass sword; Jijibo is the crackhead version of Towser.  And Saomeji is creepy. --Cyan

 

#33 2017-08-24 10:08:08

ylvs
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Posts: 13410

Re: QM- Totality

you were checked for Hörsturz, Kia, right? Father's serious dizzyness a few years back was due to that and he had no hearing loss what's or ever ...

 

#34 2017-08-24 11:43:52

redNathalie
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Re: QM- Totality

*waves*

*lounges in an enormous mug of coffee*


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There was also a toast commercial that made me tear up.... ~Libra

 

#35 2017-08-24 11:49:27

Kia
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Re: QM- Totality

*rolls around in gold jellybeans until she has a nice GJB coating* *sneezes* thx everyone for the jellybeans - there is no better medication around (^____^) *admires her GJB coating in the mirror*

I almost did sleep the whole day (and no one snored like a bear next to me - what a luxury!) and now I try to decide if a nice dip in the bathtube would be doing its magic or if the hot water might be unhelpful for my circulatory system *ponders*

ylvs wrote:

you were checked for Hörsturz, Kia, right? Father's serious dizzyness a few years back was due to that and he had no hearing loss what's or ever ...

*nods sadly* I went to see the ENT specialist two weeks ago because my doctor suspected some troubles with my vestibular organ. He did a lot of tests, so I know the ears are fine as well *scratches her head*.

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

Hang in there, Kia! And don't give up until you find real answers. I know: easier said than done.

Thanks Firs! I won't stop bugging any doctor around until my world stops spinning :-) Still, it is so annoying to get the 'you are not dying, what is all the fuss about?' treatment from the medical staff. I think one of the biggest problems is that every specialist is just looking for the most common ailments of their métier. If they clues to less common problems or problems from a different métier they tend to ignore it. I was really surprised to read the hospital report today. It did include information no one told me about (e.g. signs that there might be an chronic ignition of my sphenoid sinus). Also, lots of things I was told about were left out to be never be mentioned again.

I wonder how people, who are really sick or old are supposed to deal with this stuff. The two old ladies I shared the room with didn't understand a single thing of what they were told and they didn't dared to ask. At least one of them had a dedicated daughter, who was doing the questioning instead.

 

#36 2017-08-24 13:25:51

Marian
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Re: QM- Totality

Thanks again for all the kudos, guys!

Kia, that's awful, I'm so sorry. I hope something resolves soon.

Sahi, glad you're enjoying your trip!

RedNat, it's way too late to post in the birthday thread, but happy belated birthday!

 

#37 2017-08-24 13:53:41

elfenthanz
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From: Berlin F'hain
Registered: 2013-11-15
Posts: 1623

Re: QM- Totality

Peter wrote:

*wears medal backwards*

XD <3  :D Ooohh Peter


Both snow and the flower itself were unlikely to have been found in the Holy Land in those days, but that has never hurt the story's popularity.  Prologue

 

#38 2017-08-24 13:57:08

elfenthanz
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From: Berlin F'hain
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Posts: 1623

Re: QM- Totality

*looks for some leftover patience for Kia*

*can find only very little*   *sends it to Kia*

:(

*waves to Marian*

:)


*flaps away in the dusk*


Both snow and the flower itself were unlikely to have been found in the Holy Land in those days, but that has never hurt the story's popularity.  Prologue

 

#39 2017-08-24 14:41:20

Peter
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Re: QM- Totality

redNathalie wrote:

*lounges in an enormous mug of coffee*

*lobs cupcakes into the mug*
You know how to lounge in style, redNat :D


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#40 2017-08-24 14:42:04

Peter
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Re: QM- Totality

*leaves hugs and patience for Kia*
I can find some of that. If you're looking for motivation you'll have to ask someone else though :D


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#41 2017-08-24 14:56:06

Peter
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Re: QM- Totality

And I've booked a ticket for the Berlin reading. Progress.


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#42 2017-08-24 15:14:38

Magpie
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Re: QM- Totality

I've done some useful things, and worked on my jigsaw puzzle some more, and now I'll take a bit of time for some reading in the bathtub before I go to bed.


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#43 2017-08-24 15:21:30

Peter
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Re: QM- Totality

Have you made good progress on the contracts and plans for next year, Magpie?


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#44 2017-08-24 15:26:31

Ad1tu
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From: Buffysadharc
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Posts: 6459

Re: QM- Totality

Waiting at the restaurant for the pizza to be done... Maybe I'll just have a bit when I get home and then go for my run in a couple hours...


If you should do what makes you happy, and no one can tell you what makes you happy, then that means no one can tell you what to do!

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#45 2017-08-25 01:24:13

Merenwen
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From: Germany
Registered: 2014-05-12
Posts: 2387

Re: QM- Totality

*waves good morning*

*leaves more hugs for Kia*

 

#46 2017-08-25 03:42:28

Kia
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Re: QM- Totality

*waves good....errmmm...morning?*

*huggles everyone* thanks for the hugs and the left-over-patience (^_____^). The meds (and of course the jelly beans) seem to help a bit and my head feels a bit 'clearer'.

 

#47 2017-08-25 03:57:03

Peter
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Re: QM- Totality

*waves at Kia and Merenwen*

Oh yes, much clearer, in fact I can see through!
Is that an intended effect of the medication?


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#48 2017-08-25 04:11:51

Kia
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Re: QM- Totality

This way the medical staff would be able to study my strange brain directly and I could prevent another round at the MRI. Tempting. On the other hand - I don't know if I want to be responsible for all this screaming, frightened people...

 

#49 2017-08-25 04:35:07

Peter
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Re: QM- Totality

People are hard to frighten these days. Just need to watch movies from the 80s that were considered "scary" to confirm. They are basically for 6 year olds now.

Would be cool to see a nerd brain in action. It's probably full of special effects and has weird twists and turns :D


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#50 2017-08-25 05:19:21

Merenwen
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From: Germany
Registered: 2014-05-12
Posts: 2387

Re: QM- Totality

Peter wrote:

Would be cool to see a nerd brain in action. It's probably full of special effects and has weird twists and turns :D

As long as you only look on the outside, and not what is going on inside, it should be fine. :P

 

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