[Rant] Minor Rant III: For a Few Hollers More

Dave

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For the last couple weeks I've been on & off dizzy or light headed. This is indicative of things like low blood pressure or blood sugar, but I'm on the opposite side of those. I don't really want to go to the doctor but we've ruled out everything that I can check on my own. I'm pretty sure our smoke detectors are also carbon monoxide & radon but I think I need to check that.

I don't feel sick in any way, just frequently light headed.
 
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I just had a student come in the office and try to tell me it's my fault that graduate students don't get enough funding on campus. I had no idea I was personally responsible.
 
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I just had a student come in the office and try to tell me it's my fault that graduate students don't get enough funding on campus. I had no idea I was personally responsible.
Well if you weren't slacking off on putting The Scampering into action then you'd be in a position to ensure that graduate students did get enough funding.

And be in a position to make sure that that particular student is the one student who *doesn't* get enough funding. Because screw 'em.
 
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For the last couple weeks I've been on & off dizzy or light headed. This is indicative of things like low blood pressure or blood sugar, but I'm on the opposite side of those. I don't really want to go to the doctor but we've ruled out everything that I can check on my own. I'm pretty sure our smoke detectors are also carbon monoxide & radon but I think I need to check that.

I don't feel sick in any way, just frequently light headed.
Are you taking Omeprazole? That's one of the side effects.

--Patrick
 
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Are you taking Omeprazole? That's one of the side effects.

--Patrick
I’m on Omeprazole and am often nauseous/dizzy etc. Can Omeprazole cause the nausea as well?

I’m on a smorgasbord of meds and a few terrible puke culprits. Those should be neutralized by my serious anti nausea meds, yet I’m often super pukey anyways and it confuses my doctors.
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I take no medications. Which for a guy my age is kind of amazing.
That’s awesome!!! I mean that without joking.
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Heck, just go into any free clinic and just ask for them to check your BP.
The automatic machines at drug stores can be sketchy though. I’ve had some weird readings on those bad boys.
 
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I'm looking at my case list for tomorrow morning. I have two cases, both scheduled to start at 8:30, and both with a deadline of 12:00 noon. That is to say, I'll have 3.5 hours to do the two of them. However, one of the cases says that it'll take 180 minutes, while the other one says it'll take 120 minutes. That is to say, they total 5 hours.

So unless I get my hands on a glowing green Infinity Stone or figure out how to enter the Quantum Realm, I don't see how I'm going to meet my deadlines tomorrow.
 
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I’m on Omeprazole and am often nauseous/dizzy etc. Can Omeprazole cause the nausea as well?
For me, it just caused equilibrium issues. That is, maintaining my balance was slightly more difficult. And this was something I realized before I looked up the side effects. It was never enough to make me nauseous, but I don't now how tippy you might be.

--Patrick
 
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I'm looking at my case list for tomorrow morning. I have two cases, both scheduled to start at 8:30, and both with a deadline of 12:00 noon. That is to say, I'll have 3.5 hours to do the two of them. However, one of the cases says that it'll take 180 minutes, while the other one says it'll take 120 minutes. That is to say, they total 5 hours.

So unless I get my hands on a glowing green Infinity Stone or figure out how to enter the Quantum Realm, I don't see how I'm going to meet my deadlines tomorrow.
So I managed to get my morning cases done by basically doing a half-assed job on them both. Now I finally have a chance to look at my afternoon case list. Oh here's an interesting one.

Start: 16:00
Due: 17:00
Duration: 120 minutes

I need to talk to someone higher up about unrealistic expectations regarding temporal manipulation.
 
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So I managed to get my morning cases done by basically doing a half-assed job on them both. Now I finally have a chance to look at my afternoon case list. Oh here's an interesting one.

Start: 16:00
Due: 17:00
Duration: 120 minutes

I need to talk to someone higher up about unrealistic expectations regarding temporal manipulation.
Not even StarFleet engineers could meet those expectations.
 
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The home wrist cuff measured nearly the same as the office large cuff. The cardiologist was out of the office, but the numbers I've been getting have been given to him. We'll see what they'll do about the medications going forward.
 
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Oh translation clients, I missed you guys soooooo much.

Our translation for a telecoms company:
"We provide fast, stable, and high-quality connectivity services to our users."

Feedback from the client:
"All of the other descriptors in this sentence are adjectives, why is 'fast' the only word here that's not an adjective? Please change it to an adjective, for consistency."

Me:
question_marks.jpg.pdf.exe
 
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I missed my specialist appointment today because I couldn’t find parking. I arrived on time and drive in $&@%# circles looking for parking. I have an accessible pass too.

I have to return at the end of clinic and try again. Grrr
 
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I returned when I was told to and couldn’t find parking again. I had to park in a far away lot meant for staff and climb over a chain fence/barrier thing. Wouldn’t be an issue for you all, but for me, it was rough.

I go in and tell the receptionist that I’m here and that I can’t use the check in machine as I have a weird rescheduled appointment.

She’s acting odd and arguing that my appointment is impossible. At this point, I’m polite, but confused. I explain how I couldn’t come in this morning even though I was there and that this was when I was told to return. She said my doctor went home and I said that I didn’t understand as I was told to return and she kept arguing with me and accused me of being rude. I told her that I didn’t know what to say, but that I was here as instructed. She came out from behind the reception desk and berated me for being late right in my face. Instead of cowering, I stood up for myself and explained that again, there was no parking and that I have mobility issues and couldn’t find anything nearby and had to walk a fair distance and she cut me off and stormed off shouting about not being able to take my bullshit. She opened a door just to slam it and stomped off. She came back again to yell that my doctor had been gone for hours. I refused to leave, which may have been where I started to no longer be polite, but since I had been yelled at for being rude, I may as well start, right?

I was again told off for being late and I said again that I have mobility issues.

She comes back and gets behind the desk and is crying and acting all weird and gives me a sob story about how hard her day has been and someone had an accident and she has no help and I’m so terrible and is blatting and looking for me to apologize??? Maybe???

She then tells me that all along my doctor had been waiting for me and a few others that had parking issues and there was no issue at all.

I go sit down and gets up and refers to me as an f-ing bitch to her coworker super loud so I’d hear. Classy. She moved over to where I was sitting so I’d hear.

When I saw my doctor, my doctor apologized for all the parking and scheduling issues and thanked me for being willing to return and said that almost everyone today was either brutally late or missed their appointment because of it. I filled her in on chick’s behavior.

I understand if she had a bad day or personal issues. Really, I do. Chick crossed the line, badly and shouldn’t have been at work if she is that unstable. I work every day in horrible amounts of pain. I wouldn’t have a job if I treated someone that way.

I’m on the fence about raising a complaint further. I mean, she left her desk to get in my face.
 
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I returned when I was told to and couldn’t find parking again. I had to park in a far away lot meant for staff and climb over a chain fence/barrier thing. Wouldn’t be an issue for you all, but for me, it was rough.

I go in and tell the receptionist that I’m here and that I can’t use the check in machine as I have a weird rescheduled appointment.

She’s acting odd and arguing that my appointment is impossible. At this point, I’m polite, but confused. I explain how I couldn’t come in this morning even though I was there and that this was when I was told to return. She said my doctor went home and I said that I didn’t understand as I was told to return and she kept arguing with me and accused me of being rude. I told her that I didn’t know what to say, but that I was here as instructed. She came out from behind the reception desk and berated me for being late right in my face. Instead of cowering, I stood up for myself and explained that again, there was no parking and that I have mobility issues and couldn’t find anything nearby and had to walk a fair distance and she cut me off and stormed off shouting about not being able to take my bullshit. She opened a door just to slam it and stomped off. She came back again to yell that my doctor had been gone for hours. I refused to leave, which may have been where I started to no longer be polite, but since I had been yelled at for being rude, I may as well start, right?

I was again told off for being late and I said again that I have mobility issues.

She comes back and gets behind the desk and is crying and acting all weird and gives me a sob story about how hard her day has been and someone had an accident and she has no help and I’m so terrible and is blatting and looking for me to apologize??? Maybe???

She then tells me that all along my doctor had been waiting for me and a few others that had parking issues and there was no issue at all.

I go sit down and gets up and refers to me as an f-ing bitch to her coworker super loud so I’d hear. Classy. She moved over to where I was sitting so I’d hear.

When I saw my doctor, my doctor apologized for all the parking and scheduling issues and thanked me for being willing to return and said that almost everyone today was either brutally late or missed their appointment because of it. I filled her in on chick’s behavior.

I understand if she had a bad day or personal issues. Really, I do. Chick crossed the line, badly and shouldn’t have been at work if she is that unstable. I work every day in horrible amounts of pain. I wouldn’t have a job if I treated someone that way.

I’m on the fence about raising a complaint further. I mean, she left her desk to get in my face.
not to be that asshole, but everyone is trying their best, something is obviously going on either at work or at home and it sounds like she is directing the stress outward. what she did is not ok, but I try to remember that, if you raise a stink you might ask if there is something going on with her life you dont know about, that maybe they need to address the issues that all the staff is agreeing is going on.

or fuck just demand she be fired like everyone else who deals with shit like this. what the fuck do i know anyways.
 
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not to be that asshole, but everyone is trying their best, something is obviously going on either at work or at home and it sounds like she is directing the stress outward. what she did is not ok, but I try to remember that, if you raise a stink you might ask if there is something going on with her life you dont know about, that maybe they need to address the issues that all the staff is agreeing is going on.

or fuck just demand she be fired like everyone else who deals with shit like this. what the fuck do i know anyways.
Clearly something was going on. I said that to my doctor.

It’s no excuse to throw an obscenity filled tantrum at a patient like that and try to make me leave. Our clinic is mostly elderly people. She would have made one of them go home and/or cry. I was only “rude” in her mind, because I refused to take her shit and stood up for myself.
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She publicly shamed me for not being able walk quickly.

We’re all there for mobility issues and I have an accessible parking permit. A cross country hike wasn’t easy.
 
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Clearly something was going on. I said that to my doctor.

It’s no excuse to throw an obscenity filled tantrum at a patient like that and try to make me leave. Our clinic is mostly elderly people. She would have made one of them go home and/or cry. I was only “rude” in her mind, because I refused to take her shit and stood up for myself.
never said you were. or she was right to do that. just to be clear.
 
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Complain further. Leaving aside her horribly unprofessional behaviour in insulting you, she tried to get you to miss your appointment when your doctor was waiting for you.

While I appreciate she might have other issues going on that's not OK. What if you had left when she lied to you, how long would you be waiting for another appointment? Did she tell anyone else that their doctor had gone home when they hadn't? How many people missed their medical appointments because of her? Hopefully no-one but holy crap what she did was way over the line.
 
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Uhhh.... dude, are you OK?
yeah, im cool bro, I work sales, so ive seen people snap on both sides from stress. The number of employees that have snapped and we have lost over "emotional boil over" from shit completely unrelated to what the hell was going on in the moment numbers in the dozens.
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There are times to say things, and times not to. While someone you love is hurting because they were humiliated in public is generally not the time to bring up a sympathy plea for the person who did the humiliating.
understood, I just dont want it thought im defending her like you are implying sir. I was just commenting my thoughts, obviously they were incorrect and you may strike them from the record.
 
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She clearly had to have something beyond work going on and that’s the reason I’m thinking about complaining further and didn’t do it already.

I’m in shock to be honest. It’s so weird.
 
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im honestly super confused. legit dude, I apologize that you saw mental distress in anything I was saying. I hope you are not yourself having anything going on that im like tuning in on with what I have said. everything ok on your end?
cool, sorry if i caused any ruckus, I work with floor sales people in building goods, and I just see this shit go down more than I care to count. I quickly learned its always something terrible causing them to act out, generally both client and employee, very rarely do i run into someone with a genuine mean streak. I would never tell you not to write/speak up, just meant it might be good to kill them with kindness rather than the standard response which is usually what I get on my desk in this kind of situation.
 

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This is a mixed minor rant.

Yesterday I had very few episodes of dizziness, so I tried to play a little PUBG last night. Nope, nope, nope. My world went all flippy floppy. On the bright side, the diet I went on to try and help my glucose and blood pressure has been working. I'm back under 200 pounds as of this morning. And this is the easiest diet I've ever been on. Like, it's truly something I think I can continue indefinitely.
 
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I was having major dizziness over the summer and I couldn’t play anything on a big screen. I pretty much gave up FFXIV because I’d be barfy any time something moved. It’s a shame because I love that game.

Handheld Pokémon games seem ok and I don’t understand the difference.

Congrats on your success with your new eating plan!
 

Dave

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I was having major dizziness over the summer and I couldn’t play anything on a big screen. I pretty much gave up FFXIV because I’d be barfy any time something moved. It’s a shame because I love that game.

Handheld Pokémon games seem ok and I don’t understand the difference.

Congrats on your success with your new eating plan!
Did you ever find out why? This is driving me nuts.
 
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For mine? Not definitively, no. I may have adrenal insufficiency and my illness after a work trip may have set it off and again after my procedure. I went on a trial three day therapy and that helped. I have a standing prescription ready for all my procedures going forward, surgeries, serious illnesses or hospitalizations. I can’t be on it full time unless it gets terrible as I’m already significantly immuno-compromised due to all my meds.

The other option may just be the smorgasbord of meds including the low dose of the chemo drug weekly. It’s nasty.

I’m leaning towards option 1 as the trial therapy worked.
 
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Man are we all going through health issues right now? I went into Urgent Care with shortness of breath and 'bands around my chest' and they sent me to ER where they found a right bundle branch block. Turns out I have, at minimum, chronic asthma, and at worst, something seriously wrong with my heart. Considering my sister's health history, this has put my wife on high alert.
 
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