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  1. O T completely OT Feeling crappy and worried. I have cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure, and a pacemaker and I’ve been feeling worse lately, with a lot of angina.. this week I had a radionuclide stress test and muga scan. I missed calls from the dr. yesterday. Today I talked to the nurse at the cardiologists office and he said the scan showed, “some...concerns.” But he couldn’t go into it since he isn’t the dr., who wasn’t in today. But, should I have much more chest pain, dizziness or signs of a fucking stroke, please call an ambulance. Well, duh! I have enough medical knowledge to believe they are looking at an interior ventricular aneurysm. Not aortic, but weakening of the inner wall of the left ventricle. I wont talk to anyone til Monday. Stress much? He told me to avoid stress. I have 2 teens and a toddler. That’s the deffinition of stress. Once I know whats going on I will talk to BlackberryBoy, but he handles stress far worse than I do. Once we know, he will be fine, and incredibly supportive. Sigh.
  2. ViolaSebastian

    JRod 95: She makes the snark too easy

    Medical/insurance vent, incoming: I'm currently facing a situation where I've just managed to get private health insurance, which allowed me to get a more sophisticated test for some back and hip pain I've been having. Low and behold, I have a stress fracture in a lower vertebrae that's going to need surgery this summer. I have to go through six weeks of aquatic therapy and multiple injections, though, because despite the outcome being clear, the surgeon still has to demonstrate to the insurance company that he tried "conservative treatment." Naturally, that means even more out of pocket expenses, as I haven't reached my deductible yet. It feels absolutely straight-up stupid to have to pay for "treatment" that isn't going to do anything and won't change the inevitable need for surgery. To add to all that, they also found a tumor on my left ovary. I go to the OBGYN today, and I imagine he'll want to biopsy it. I straight up can't afford the above situation, let alone whatever hell is waiting for me with this one. If it's serious, I'll have to quit my job and go on Medicaid, the state health insurance for people with low incomes which covers most if not all of the medical costs. But that would mean I can't keep seeing my surgeon, so I'll have to find a new surgeon that accepts Medicaid and start over with "conservative treatment" so that this new surgeon can demonstrate to new insurance that they tried everything. I'm sitting here with a broken back and the possibility of ovarian cancer and the biggest worry on my mind isn't being injured and sick, it's how the hell am I going to pay for all this?? And that's criminal, in my opinion, in the supposedly freest and richest country on earth. Being sick in America is as much learning to work a complicated, nonsensical, expensive bureaucracy as it is actually getting well. What a load of rubbish.
  3. Oh you wonderful, wonderful people. I can’t tell you how much your thoughts and words mean to me. You talked me off the ledge. I feel so much better, you reminded me they would have insisted I come in, if it were as bad as I feared. I’ve said before we live in a little rural town, and they have indeed sent police to the door of people who don’t answer calls. And because we’re so small, they know where to find people. When BlackberryKid3 was hit by a car, the police sent someone to the cafe where we usually got afternoon coffee. i will talk to them Monday morning, and no matter what, I will let you know what’s up. I love you all. ❤️ ❤️
  4. BlackberryGirl

    JRod 95: She makes the snark too easy

    OT. . Well, this is interesting. First off, no blockages, so no stents. And a proable diagnosis. Microvascular angina. Which can be managed medically. Yayyyy! Home later today.
  5. Enthusiastic writer: “So, this family drama/comedy series I’m proposing... it’s about a large, fundamentalist family. They have 13 children and will probably have more, they homeschool but their life is far from boring! They live in a decent house but travel extensively in an RV despite not having a steady job. They just looove weddings and funerals! In one episode they crash a wedding and sit in the front row with all the girls dressed in white! In another they crash a funeral and Mama takes selfies with the grieving parents! Then the mom’s sister is critically injured but Mama is pregnant so they have a gender reveal party, complete with a donation bucket, right there at the hospital cafeteria! I have enough material for about 300 episodes but most likely will have 200 more! All with little snippets of Mama’s social media postings, vlogs and house tours! Oh, and they all try and dress in matching outfits but it all goes hilariously wrong! They’re all about modestly but Mama took makeup lessons from Drew Carey’s Mimi! And when they travel in their RV they just pile out like it’s a clown car, and thy go swimming in their street clothes, and they lose their dog at a campground, and...” Netflix producer #1: “I’m gonna stop you right here”. Netflix producer #2: “I can see your enthusiasm, but you don’t seriously think your script is workable. It’s completely out there. Characters are completely grotesque - Mama is a cartoon character, nobody does those things. I suggest taking a few writing classes and come back to us when you are able to write a plausible story that has a shred of connection with reality”.
  6. BlackberryGirl

    JRod 95: She makes the snark too easy

    OT OT ok, I talked to my cardiology NP today. They are going to do a cardiac catheterization later this week, or next week. She says that during stress my heart is definitely not getting enough oxygen. Well, I could have told her that. Soo they do the cath, and if need be put in a stent. I generally love my NPs but, in this case I will be glad to talk to the dr. my most recent bloodwork showed “just great levels on all your cholesterol levels.” Weird. And my last cath, they said, “ clean as a whistle” I’m trying to figure out what could be blocking anything. Anyway, calmer, but again she asked if I'm feeling ok, and told me if I feel worse, to go to ER
  7. As a thanks for all your good wishes, here are 3 of my headships cuddling with me to give me moral support.
  8. wallysmommy

    JRod 95: She makes the snark too easy

    I think one of Tim's issues is he doesn't have the maturity to prioritize and to evaluate options in decision-making. Until now, Jill has made every decision for him. As far a I can tell, they have not been allowed any independent thinking. Their world revolves around seeking the Jill Seal of Approval for everything -- it's the only way they believe they are loved. Tim probably also has very poor time-management skills. They have no real schedule for months at a time, just meandering from place to place. Jill's late night phone calls show her lack of concern for his potential to succeed. If he goes to school all day, works, and has homework, the boy needs to sleep. I also teach at the college level, formerly on ground for University of Phoenix, which we know was very expensive. I would tell anyone considering going there to get their first two years at a CC, then transer in as a junior. I'm now teaching for two schools online. I reiterate with my students that they need to keep a schedule, and they need to be organized. Tim has had very little organization in his life, which hinders him in his academic work. I have hope for Tessie. Once the first three sister-moms are gone, she will bear the brunt of the work. Maybe she'll be the first one to launch. On a side note, I mentioned in one of the threads my baby Wally. He crossed the Rainbow Bridge yesterday morning, while he was eating his breakfast. He was a sweet angel. His spirit will always be in my home.
  9. ViolaSebastian

    JRod 95: She makes the snark too easy

    Thanks, everyone. The outcome was that I need more testing done. And a new PCP. And to go to someone about my weight. And the OBGYN also thinks that one of my psych meds is the wrong choice for me. I was so overwhelmed and everything he threw at me, when he left the room so I could get dressed, I just left without checking out and had a panic attack in the parking lot.
  10. CharlieInCharge

    Duggars by the Dozen 37: Your new thread

    Just gonna leave this here in case anyone gets confused.
  11. QuiverFullofBooks

    JRod 95: She makes the snark too easy

    When other threads are hot, I think “is she pregnant?” With Jill I think “What has that crazy bitch done now?”
  12. thoughtful

    JRod 95: She makes the snark too easy

    I can't wait to hear the rewritten song "These are the Hands and This is the Foot."
  13. Why does she say "Amy Foster-quadriplegic"? Jill Rodrigues is one stupid hateful bitch.
  14. Go quickly and read the comments on the GFM before they are deleted. They are harsh. Someone from close to their hometown donated $700 and someone hilarious donated $3 The saddest thing to me is not necessarily the GFM specifically, but how little effort Tim put into it. Its one paragraph asking for money. It doesn't speak to his passion for missions work, his passion for aviation, it doesn't list everything else he's apparently doing to support himself. Nothing. It elicits zero sympathy whatsoever. There's no STORY. I mean come on, try a LITTLE. This kids have been groomed to do the bare minimum and then sit back to wait for money to roll in. How about, "Hi everyone, I'm Timothy Rodrigues. I'm the oldest of thirteen children (you heard that right!) and I'm the first one to move away and start making a path for myself! I moved to Spokane to start studying for my passion, missionary aviation. I found a place to live and a good job right away, but things turned out to be more expensive than I thought. I'm working hard on both my job and my schoolwork but I would love anyone who wants to support me in my life's passion to donate through this page!" Took all of 30 seconds and at least shows some personality.
  15. ViolaSebastian

    JRod 95: She makes the snark too easy

    Hopefully with an added sequel song about Jill, "This is the Foot that Goes in the Mouth."
  16. Don'tlikekoolaid

    JRod 95: She makes the snark too easy

    The 12 year old me wants to know if this means they’re trying for another baby? 😇
  17. None of the people in this family have a working mindset when it comes to medical care. First, all of their major injuries so far have been due to their own carelessness. Kevin was driving when he was too tired. He should have been more responsible and stopped to rest, and if he had, Amy's accident likely never would have happened. Nurie was driving carelessly at speeds clearly too high for the road AND took her eyes off it. Angie and Jordan had drywall unsecured in a home full of children. Sorry, but if there was ANY risk of this happening (and clearly, there was) it should have either been stored differently/elsewhere or secured so that it could not fall on someone. A little bit of basic common sense, risk management, and basic safety precautions would have prevented all of the major medical issues that we have seen this family face. So they get themselves in these serious situations, and they expect medical staff to just magically fix them. And when things don't go exactly according to plan because the injury is severe or even not severe enough that they have to wait, they suddenly start blaming the medical staff and decide that the care they received is "useless" or "incompetent". They don't understand that doctors are not wizards and that serious wounds may and often do require additional care to heal correctly. This erodes their faith in the medical community. So they avoid going back in when they notice things because they believe that the doctors are not helping and that prayer will get them through. Until once again, it is an emergency and they have no choice. Their mindset is that the only need doctors in an emergency, so they do NOTHING to address problems when they are small, and instead wait for a major catastrophe to happen and expect doctors to bail them out. When the doctors can't just wave a wand and fix the issue entirely, they complain, attack, and avoid doctors until once again it's an emergency. And then repeat.
  18. As an Australian, the concept of putting off a hospital stay because you can’t afford it is absolutely foreign and shocking. Nobody should have to make that choice. I hope that FJers in the USA soon get access to the healthcare that should be a right in a first world country in 2019. I struggled over that sentence because it should be a right in the rest of the world too (and some poorer countries have managed it) but even more so in a nation as wealthy as America, which actually manages to spend more per capita on healthcare than we do in Australia yet still doesn’t provide universal access.
  19. thoughtful

    JRod 95: She makes the snark too easy

    Can we make a list of horrible things Jill has done that goes just one number higher, and refer to it as ?
  20. Gimme a Free RV

    JRod 95: She makes the snark too easy

    So Timothy’s own dear, godly parents—mostly his mother—donate a whoppin’ FIFTY DOLLARS to his education? Things that roughly cost around $50: a full set of acrylic nails at the salon date night for two at the nice Olive Garden a spooky life-sized real-looking baby doll for a younger daughter (times two) checking baggage onto an unnecessary flight to see the son you don’t help out financially until he starts a GFM for his education eight to ten cans of hairspray two or three boxes of Crest White Strips five to eight boxes of DIY hair color a bottle of perfume the sum total of eyeliner, eyeshadow, mascara, eyebrow pencil, blush, and lipstick Jill goes though in one to two months—bargain makeup a fake diamond ring flowers, a teddy bear, chocolates, and a card a couple of fake topiaries and a frame with your selfie to decorate your son’s college room
  21. Good thing they know a pilot. Did you know John-David is a pilot? (hahaha, sorry, I couldn't resist.)
  22. You mean, another hobby.
  23. I hate that Jill can't just refer to Amy by her name. Period. Jill really DOES disparage the medical community, doesn't she? Remember when Amy was needing medical care at one of her ER visits, for infected bedsore, I think? Jill said the doctors were "taking their sweet time" to treat Amy. She wanted us to believe that evil doctors would have wanted her to abort Janessa. And now, her imaginary triage training qualifies her to judge the work of ER staff? Jill, your sister wanted you to share an urgent prayer request, not deliver a personal commentary on the ineptitude, in your opinion, of medical professionals nor did she ask you to forecast a prognosis. Edited to add: I just can't with those who posted replies to Jill that Amy should apply essential oils and Plexus cream to an infected wound with necrotic tissue. Hey! Why not spray some Windex on it?
  24. Jill doesn’t understand that everyone has to wait in the ER unless you are in danger of immenint death. It’s because doctors and nurses are busy, not sitting on their asses like Jill and David. She talks a big talk about others’ work ethic for someone who spends her life grifting and refusing to provide for her family.
  25. nastyhobbitses

    Josh, Anna, the M' kids Part 19: Josh's Thwarted Ambitions

    Good luck being the ever-thinning glue holding your parents' marriage together, Marmaduke.


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