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Worst week ever

By maecuff ·
Okay. This is a blatant cry for sympathy from my imaginary friends...

Last Wednesday, I woke up in the middle of the night with a fever. I went to the urgent care the next day and was diagnosed with a sinus infection and a kidney infection. I was still running a fever on Friday, so I went to my regular doctor. She gave me a shot of antibiotic, a new prescription and told me to go to the er if I still had pain in my sides. I did. So, I went to the ER for a cat scan. It came back fine and I was infection free, but I still felt terrible. By Tuesday, I was bright red and swollen from head to toe, so back to the emergency room to deal with the allergic reaction I was having to the new antibiotic. They gave me Prednisone. Was back in the doctor's office yesterday with severe back pain. She took me off the Prednisone and told me to call back if I had any more symptoms.

Well..NOW all my joints are swollen. I can't use my left hand. I feel like I have broken glass in my wrists, knees, ankles and elbows. My face is swollen and I look like a pumpkin. She wants to give me something else to alleviate the fluid retention, but at this point, I'm afraid to take anything else. Except for the painkillers. The painkillers are my only friend at this point.

And I'm at work today. I can move my fingers to type, but am thinking that any code I write today might produce unpredictable results.

Instead, I think I'll just try to look busy and feel sorry for myself until 5:00.

Oh, and I can't wear makeup. I can't grip the brushes. So, I have a swollen, makeupless face. order to get through this day, I need help. Tell me something funny. Tell me that you've gone through the same thing and got better in no time. Tell me that even though I have a pumpkin head, I still look amazingly hot..


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Has diddums London recovered from its snow then?

by The 'G-Man.' In reply to Mae, I don't know what to ...

I was amazed at its and for that fact England's inability to cope with it. You should be kicking your councils arse over it.

Still good to gave the day(s) off I guess.

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by neilb@uk In reply to Has diddums London recove ...

Because we have a temperate climate and it snows (properly) down here for two days every twenty years, I'd be much more inclined to kick my council if they were all geared up with snowploughs and snow-blowers that were never used and rusted up.

I got one day off - well, thanks to technology, I worked from home. So, no days off. The rail shut down because there was a level foot of snow overnight - which is almost unprecedented and also was not forecast. We don't know how to cope with it BECAUSE IT DOESN'T HAPPEN VERY OFTEN. That was bad but more snow was forecast during the day and the decision was made that although they could get people IN to work, they could not commit to getting them HOME and having people stuck at home rather than in the city was the lesser of two evils by a long way. As it happens, we didn't get more than another half inch but that was hardly the fault of my local council. They did grit and salt all of the roads but they were anticipating the forecast of a couple of inches of show. A foot simply washed away all of the salt and covered the grit

The schools were closed for too long but that's just the fault of Health and Safety gone wild and nothing new.

Just because you live in some hick town, don't start giving it large with criticism over the management of a city of over 8 million. Leave it to the people who live here and know what it was like.


Hey, all of the Scottish Oil for Scotland crap has died down with oil crowding $30. Guess you'll just have to keep sponging off us with the Barnett formula.

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Hick town, I will have you know that I live in...

by The 'G-Man.' In reply to Why?

well, now, that would be telling would it not.

Mind you 8 million is nothing - lived in city's with 15 million +

EDIT: Actually now is the time to get that Oil guarded. Less chance of people poking their nose in when the price is low.

Eventually all oil will run out (Fact), may as well be ready for the cash in when the time comes, somebody will pay the premium.

Meantime spend the current money on harnessing the natural high winds and waves available here, all year, evey year.

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"that would be telling would it not."

by neilb@uk In reply to Hick town, I will have yo ...

I wonder if you have the slightest idea just how much I don't care.


Nope. I guess it would be beyond the bounds of your imagination.

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Cared enough

by The 'G-Man.' In reply to "that would be telling wo ...

to let me know however.

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no, Mae, last week was the worst week, but I'm oozing sympathy for you!

by gadgetgirl In reply to Worst week ever

First - if you need to get rid of fluid retention, don't go the drugs way, go the herbal way. Herbal diuretics are made of natural products and work more naturally than chemical ones (i.e. you're not running to the loo every five minutes!)

Second - if you're having an allergic reaction, watch out for dry skin, dry skin patches and have an intensive moisturiser handy. From personal experience, these dry patches can occur anywhere (yes, anywhere) and if they dry too much can cause other problems.

Third - you got the wrong week. Some peeps on here already know, but I was in a five car pile up last week and I'm still recovering. Long story short, a pratt of the first order went into the back of Roger, my car (RIP) while I was stationery. He was doing 40mph. Banged forehead off dash, got an airbag deployed into my glasses, bruised coccyx, whiplash and trapped nerves in my neck and shoulder.

So, if you REALLY want to see what a red and swollen face looks like - peer me!

I'm ok and getting better; can't believe the amount of paperwork (not to mention financial loss!) this pratt has caused me.


Mae, you still look beautiful. Anyone dares to disagree, hit them with the shovel. Hard.

And go home. You're in no fit state to be there. Self medicate with alcohol. (It's the only painkiller for me!)

Take care - let me know how you are

Edit: couldn't send physical sweets, but saw this and thought of you..... (and Mojo!)

oh, and btw - I'm not imaginary, it's just the rest of 'em.....

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Celery seed extract..i think

by Shellbot In reply to no, Mae, last week was th ...

Mae, do ye have a product called "Waterfall" there??
Its herbal, TRUST ME gets rid off fluid retention.

Its sold here for PMS bloating..
do not take it at night....take in morning.

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by GSG In reply to no, Mae, last week was th ...

So I guess you can say that the guy that hit you was a real pain in your @$$ and a pain in your neck.

You get well too!

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by Tink! In reply to no, Mae, last week was th ...

sorry to hear about your unfortunate incident! Good to hear you're recovering, hope the financials and paperwork don't weigh you down too much.

Take it easy girl!

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by BFilmFan In reply to no, Mae, last week was th ...

Sorry to hear you were in an accident. That is why I drive a full, size pickup, especially in the insanity on Atlanta traffic.

Just for an illustration of what it looks like when we are drivign around down here in the Southern US, see

How most of us feel on the roads in America

Sometimes it feels like these guys are loose in traffic

But I really believe that it is this guy causing all the issues

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