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The Complaining and Bitching Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by ASU2003, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. snowy

    snowy so kawaii Staff Member Donor

    Mine usually last 1-2 days. If I'm on day 2 and the Imitrex/Tramadol hasn't worked, it's time to go to urgent care. Usually an IV bag and some Reglan sets me straight. One time they had to give me Dilaudid. That was...interesting, and it's not an experience I'd like to repeat. I'm on prophylaxis now, so they have cut down quite a bit. But I still get 3-4 a year, usually around ovulation.
     
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  2. Wildmermaid

    Wildmermaid Very Tilted

    Location:
    Pacific Northwest
    My mom had abdominal migraines and had to take Imitrex a fair bit. When that didn't work it was an ER visit then overnight in the hospital. I'm allergic to nearly all meds lol so can take nothing, just have to wait them out. I don't know know what prophylaxis is, but will look it up once brain is functioning at more than half power ;) .
     
  3. snowy

    snowy so kawaii Staff Member Donor

    Preventative medicine. I'm on a beta blocker.
     
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  4. Japchae

    Japchae Very Tilted Donor

    Nimodipine was my saving grace. I had a 5.5 year headache that escalated to migraines at least once a week. Ugh. I feel For y'all.
     
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  5. Kung Fu Kid

    Kung Fu Kid Vertical

    Got my windshield wiper blades stolen at a Walmart parking lot.
     
  6. Japchae

    Japchae Very Tilted Donor

    Dude, that's fucked up.
    Someone stole all of my VW OEM tire stem caps once.in a Walmart parking lot. Pissed doesn't begin to cover it.
     
  7. POPEYE

    POPEYE Very Tilted Donor

    Location:
    Tulsa
    My Oldest Son and I split the cost of sending his brother to Alaska. We spent 500.00$ a piece. He only made 10 days. He's home again. I don't know what to do with this 27yr old man that thinks like his 4yr old Son.
     
  8. redravin

    redravin Cynical Optimist Donor

    Location:
    North
    Ten days eh?
    I knew he would have a tough time with the slime line but I thought he would make it past a couple of weeks.
    Sorry you are going through this shit.
     
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  9. snowy

    snowy so kawaii Staff Member Donor

    What a wimp. Where I'm from that's good summer work. My friend's bro ended up paying his way through college with it after he got too old for spinach picking and pea vining.
     
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  10. Wildmermaid

    Wildmermaid Very Tilted

    Location:
    Pacific Northwest
    I will ask my doc about beta blocker.
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    I've never heard of this, but will look into it!
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    Well that just sucks! Sorry to hear it!
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    Oh no. :( Does he live with you?
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    These past few days have have passed in a haze. Don't think I have a fever anymore, still weak, hoping to get some sunshine today! Hope all are well and have had a good weekend! <3
     
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  11. Baraka_Guru

    Baraka_Guru Möderätor Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Toronto
    If you send me your shitty drafts of your query letter to me in a Word file, and I piece together a decent draft from that and send it back to you in a Word file with a request to make some minor revisions, why would you make revisions and then copy and paste the letter into a message instead of sending it to me in the Word file (after the due date, I might add)?

    When simple a $40 job goes wrong.
     
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  12. Japchae

    Japchae Very Tilted Donor

    This is why I'm afraid to send my first draft of my first part to anyone.
     
  13. Baraka_Guru

    Baraka_Guru Möderätor Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Toronto
    To be clear: You shouldn't send the first draft of anything to an editor unless they specifically ask for that (which I think is an odd request and is probably rare).

    I would never send a first draft of anything to anyone.
     
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  14. snowy

    snowy so kawaii Staff Member Donor

    I don't want to see a first draft either. Students are required to use my revisions checklist to catch and fix their own errors (improvement cycle 1), and then I read it after that. We conference. I make checks on lines that have errors as we conference, ask the student if they recognize the error (real time document editing makes this really easy), and if they don't, I tell them what it is and they have to figure out how to fix it (improvement cycle 2). Then they have to read their work out loud to see if there are any additional errors, especially in fluency. This usually catches any remaining errors from previous improvement cycles. Only after 3 improvement cycles do I accept their work as complete. Each phase has documentation that goes with it, too.
     
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  15. Baraka_Guru

    Baraka_Guru Möderätor Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Toronto
    Very early in my career, I stopped assuming that writers know what self-editing is.

    There is one specific manuscript I remember maybe in my first year. It was back when I still edited on hardcopy. The pages ran red when I was done with it—every single page. It was like the elevator scene in The Shining.
     
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  16. Wildmermaid

    Wildmermaid Very Tilted

    Location:
    Pacific Northwest
    That blows. Sorry dude. :(
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    What age are your students @snowy? Is your revesion checklist to be found online or did you craft it yourself?
     
  17. snowy

    snowy so kawaii Staff Member Donor

    My students are high schoolers, and my revision sheet is one I've refined from one a mentor gave me.
     
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  18. Wildmermaid

    Wildmermaid Very Tilted

    Location:
    Pacific Northwest
    heh and I spelled revision wrong >.< :(
     
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  19. Japchae

    Japchae Very Tilted Donor

    Okay, obviously, I don't speak author. Ha. It's draft 743. But it feels like it'll be the first since no one else has seen it. Except hubs, who read two vignettes and said it was too real. Crap.
     
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  20. Baraka_Guru

    Baraka_Guru Möderätor Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Toronto
    #irony
     
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