@Kidsandliz Wrap myself in bubble wrap before I go to sleep-that is an idea. But if I toss and turn a lot at night which I do. won’t I wake myself up popping bubbles when I do that? Or even worse, wake my wife up.
@Felton10 Some of us work late. I missed the first IRK though. So I wont get another chance until I wake up. I haven’t won any of the last several. This marathon does interest me though. My daughter had a pair of these USB-C to headphones that I got from Meh that hasn’t reappeared since. I’m guessing they will show up again today.
@Cerridwyn At this point, they’ve overdone the Meh-rathons to the point where they’ve lost their luster and appeal.
It went from “Gotta check the site every few minutes to see the new deal” to “Isn’t this the third Meh-rathon this month?! I got stuff to do…”
Back when you could only buy fk bags, they showed up on specific days - anniversary and April Fool’s day being 2 of those. The April Fools one was often done in some amusing way, such as an entire screen of captchas (I got one of those) or a scavenger hunt across Morningsave.
After the mehrathon, I think, came into being, Tax Day was a thing. But they were still not monthly, much less several times a month.
Since you asked… and I didn’t want to put anymore “heavy blame” on our lovely goat, aka @DoctorOw, here ya go…
No, mom’s house is A-ok, STILL bandaged up with plywood and plastic. She’s waiting for more inspections and contractors to make their rounds and get a plan together.
As for MY cruddy week, I suppose it could be worse, but i’ve had major suckage with life changing events.
Exactly one week ago, only 4 hours after getting my final Covid vaccine, (Maderna) I started peeing every 2 hours. That was a good/great thing since prier to that the 80mg of daily lasics hadn’t been working at all. Before last Wednesday (before 2nd vaccine) i’d only been able to pee twice in any 24 hour period. My legs had gotten SO swollen it was becoming debilitating. (Dr’s had been trying to figure out the reason without success.) It felt like I was dragging 20 pound weights on each leg! Also on Wednesday at the gyn Dr’s appointment I was told more bad news about that CT scan I had a few weeks ago at the ER. Not only did the growth in my uterus get substantially bigger but they found something else growing in my lower back and also there’s something going on with the hardware that’s been left in my leg and hip for the past 20 something years! (I now have a fused hip) She thinks that could be WHY my body keeps swelling, I could be rejecting the hardware OR my bones could be dying, that’s already happened twice. I’d seen a specialist a few years ago and to get the hardware taken out it would take at least 2 big surgeries. I was freaking out picturing myself bedbound again and in body casts for months on end like i’ve gone through twice in the past. That had totally sucked and I got pretty depressed.
A few other little things going on as well and it’s NOTHING good! Wa Wa Wa, I know!!
So 5 days later, this past Monday, I go to my GP for my yearly physical. Ironically, as soon as I walked through the door I started having wicked blurry vision. Keep in mind, i’ve NEVER been diabetic! As it turns out my sugar is sky high and has been out of control for a while! I had a blood sugar of 567 and a A1C that’s SO high it can’t be tested! A good A1C is 5.6 and anything higher than 11 won’t register. That was me, UGH!
I knew I was predisposed to diabetes, BUT, I wasn’t there yet, and I was FAR from it, so I thought!! My Dr was so concerned, I was afraid she wasn’t going to send me home. Since then, along with the blurred vision that’s been getting worse and worse, (in 3 days I can no longer make out the tv guide on the tv’s screen & i’ve NEVER needed glasses) I also started having the sweats, constant clamy skin and cotton mouth like nobodies business that won’t go away no matter how much I drink! All these things are continuing to worsen and in the last 3 days since I started insulin the lowest my sugars has been is 356. Still, WAY too high!
Oh yeah, my blood pressure was through the roof too! I was having pressure headaches for a few days and wasn’t even aware that’s what it was. Even though I was a total wreck it took a good 24 hours for everything to settle in. I was like in shock or maybe just a little numb…
So NOW, along with testing my blood 3 time’s a day, injecting 2 different types of insulin 3 times a day, taking & charting my blood pressure w/meds, i’m continueing my INR monitoring for warfrin use and blood clots. IT’S A LOT!
YUP, It’s been one heck of a cruddy week with lots of new things that I wasn’t expecting to be my life! Plus, I still have to have the MRI and consult with the specialist. In the past, when I had the life-changing accident with 2 broken legs and the brain injury & the PE/pulmonary embolism that could have killed me a few years ago it wasn’t so bad or didn’t seem to be SO bad because it happened SO quickly! There wasn’t impending doom waiting for tests and appointments. It’s crazy how much we’re given to handle sometimes! It hasn’t even been a year since I almost lost the love of my life and best friend of 31 years. I thank God he’s here helping me go through this! I’ll be 56 in a few weeks and my health has just gone south. It’s a lot to take in and I feel like i’m on autopilot. Of course it’s not the end of the world and it’s only going to get better from here. (well maybe after a little more time, with the inevitable surgeries and all) I’ve lived through much MUCH worse, and millions of people live with diabetes and high blood pressure. I do know that many people have it tougher every single day and I really don’t mean OR want to come across like a whiner! I just wasn’t expecting to have so much happening, ALL AT ONCE. Maybe with me living this new healthier lifestyle, this out of control diabetes and blood pressure will correct itself. Time will tell…!
@DoctorOW@Lynnerizer OMG-To say I am sorry I asked is an understatement. Hope it at least was cathartic to write all that down.
I have been diabetic for almost 25 years and on insulin for about 5 years when my pancreas finally gave out so I know a little about that issue. My dtr way back when said with my family history it wasn’t a question of if but when.
It’s definitely therapeutic for me to write/journal and it’s even better when I hear others respond. I love, love, love learning about people, human nature and just what others are thinking and/or how their minds work. (If I hadn’t hated school so much I totally would have been some sort of councilors or therapist) I guess I have a better chance of getting feedback IF I put myself out there as well. I often do worry about sharing too much and having people say “OMG, there SHE GOES AGAIN”! (with the big side-eye of course) I have a childhood friend/classmate/acquaintance that i’m Facebook friends with and OMG does SHE overshare!! I guess i’m just NOT wanting to be sounding like her and I do try to be cautious about it.
Last night on the way home from the ER, I was just telling my guy the same exact thing you said, “it’s not IF i’d be diabetic, but WHEN?” I too have/had so many close relatives with it. When I was a teenager I took care of my grandmother, that was my introduction to diabetes and the struggles to prevent amputation of feet and blindness. Not fun! I was pretty much beside myself after being diagnosed on Monday and having my eyesight worsen in the next few days. By the time I got to the ER I wouldn’t have been able to recognize my own mother if she’d been standing in front of me. That’s gosh darn scary! I don’t think i’d be SO overwhelmed if I didn’t have so much other stuff going on with my health right now.
My Dr’s worked SO hard to get me into that MRI they needed so badly and I freaking just blew it! I’m pissed at myself to no end! The supervisor was coming in after hours to get it done and I freaking slept right through it! I even set 2 alarms! I know that being tired is part of this whole thing but I just can’t keep my eyes open. Nothing I can do now until Monday.
When you finally got your diabetic diagnosis was your sugar out of control? If so, how long did it take you get it under control and did you ever have vision issues because of it? There’s one more thing i’m dying to know… WHAT DO EAT FOR SNACKS?
And what do you drink besides WATER? I HATE water!
What’s up with the strange listing durations? 28 minutes at a time? Did someone do some serious mathing over there to calculate exactly how many items and how many minutes would strangely fill the day?
@nonlion Well if we extrapolate based on current data I’d say we’re likely to get two in May. But that assumes that there are only two in April. If we get a third in April, that would suggest four or five, depending on if we’re doing a straight linear interpolation or if we’re going with something like the Fibonacci sequence. In either case, if one of those trends holds it won’t be long before every day is a Mehrathon. But the sequence will still be increasing. Which I guess means that items would be for sale for shorter and shorter times until the internet explodes and takes with it life as we know it. The downfall of civilization may very well result from a single website trying to sell a bunch of meh items (and a few good ones but no one but the robots are fast enough to buy those and the robots are locked out by the captcha “I solemnly swear that I am not a robot” boxes. So it’s meh for everyone.).
@gt0163c I can appreciate the thought and speculation that went into your response. It’s actually the same lines of thinking I had. What WILL happen if April has 3? How long until it all implodes from there? How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie pop? All these mystifying questions, and the world may never know the answers to them.
Why? Why will I stick around to try to get a regret kit? It seems some people must type at the speed of light. I’ve clicked to buy one in seconds and still sold out. Of course the last thing I need is more crap, but you gotta try!
@OnionSoup@smilingjack Eye think its funny how our once fast 4G is now slower than it was. Every time a faster speed is released it seems my once fast connection is now SLOWER THAN IT EVER WAS! Its just everyone that goes for supposedly faster speed is ultimately just getting 4G or actually 2G speed while the rest get the slower speed. Great selling points though.
@blaineg@raccoon81 yeah, I found that one (albeit too late that day) and have been searching on the regular for the next one on all the sister sites sincei learned they did such a thing…esp on ***-rathon days. Can confirm nothing so far today.
@Kyeh@rm9116@sammydog01 Giuseppe was a living curse calling itself Zagg’sothoth that followed Sir Kromrad back from deep below Jemdet Nasr. It started off subtle for him, but gradually manifested in stronger ways, to the point that it took on a physical form and began warping the memories of people who were in the town, causing sickness, and hindering both his and his grandson’s attempts at seeking help. Basically a parasitic cosmic being that sought to keep the Zagg-based artifacts unburied and in circulation while driving their owners mad for who knows why.
@cbilyak@smigit2002 I missed on April fools no matter how I tried. So today got one to make up. Doing one a month even missing some.
It is insane how often they are taking orders for the crap they are not shipping. Wish it meant that something better was coming but really still just crap coming.