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5 weeks ago @ Clever Manka - Friday Open Thread · 3 replies · +3 points

The kids I babysat had care bears but the closest i got was traded puffy stickers in my sticker collection book. 4th grade memories!

Just wanted to update to say that Teengirl is home, physically ok, and the new meds are really making a difference. How she will ever get anything made up in time to graduate is the next big challenge.
And I'm off crutches next week!

5 weeks ago @ Clever Manka - Friday Open Thread · 0 replies · +2 points

agreed! Nice, simple, sandbox-level problems!

7 weeks ago @ Clever Manka - Monday Open Thread · 2 replies · +6 points

T is off the breathing tube and awake sometimes. Pretty much beat up all the nurses when the hallucinations got bad (she'100lbs but it took 8 people to hold her down). eeg looks good, liver and kidneys are ok. Hopefully she will transfer out of the PICU today or tomorrow.

7 weeks ago @ Clever Manka - Friday Open Thread · 1 reply · +3 points

i really needed to hear that. Thank you.

7 weeks ago @ Clever Manka - Friday Open Thread · 13 replies · +4 points

Teengirl took a huge overdose. Is currently in PICU heavily sedated and medicated for seizures. They expect her to stay on the ventilator for several days. Send me strength. And the ability to go without sleep and not fuck up my hip surgery, please?

7 weeks ago @ Clever Manka - Friday Open Thread · 14 replies · +5 points

was a scout through high school. Even got a job offer to be a guide at one of the (then) big 4 boy scout camps, tinnerman up on the french river. Really embarrassed my little brothers by setting a cliff jump (into a river) record that they had to live down. my favorites are samoas and tagalongs.

TW suicide
info in comments

7 weeks ago @ Clever Manka - Mid-week check-in · 0 replies · +1 points

can't log in again on a a nrw thread. Teengirl attempted OD again last night. Is in ICU having seizures.

8 weeks ago @ Clever Manka - Mid-week check-in · 4 replies · +6 points

Does fixing broken body parts count as self improvement? Because I'm on surgery #2 in 6 weeks and this one is tough. Like can't get myself dressed on my own for weeks tough.
Still plugging along trying to keep Teengirl afloat. Still waiting and fighting on two fronts the former-Teenboy court cases. Distracting him by talking about gardens again.
Haven't been able to log in for a while and I'm on my phone so I will keep it short. Getting some back PUA $ so I can open medical bills without a heart attack for the present, at least.

14 weeks ago @ Clever Manka - Friday Open Thread · 4 replies · +9 points

Still here. Career stuff looking good, but in the nature of academia, unreliable. Didn't end up teaching this semester.

TW: surgery

went in for an ovarian cyst removal wednesday and (not a surprise to me) they found a bunch. of endo and removed it. Teengirl is being incredibly doting and I may attempt a shower. Brain is finally in work gear again and body isn't cooperating!

16 weeks ago @ Clever Manka - Friday Open Thread · 1 reply · +9 points

still here. A fresh legal hell has been added to the former-Teenboy saga. Still waiting to find out if and what I will teach this semester, at a new college, will have only days to prepare. But, hey, at my pre-op appointment I got told that I have "a simply beautiful ekg"! And then I got flirted with by a cute guy at the Lebanese bakery/deli. I'll take it.