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Spartan
Posts: 1563/1564
The past two weeks have been nuts.

The previous week we've been hosting a week long event for all of the Ravenwood guys and girls in that community I run. We rented a lakehouse in South Eastern Iowa, picked up some kegs, had a full bar and cooked every day and had an amazing time.

it has been nuts. Only hiccups had to do with getting back from Texas...

Why was I in Texas? My dad and his wife and my sister moved from Northern California to the DFW area. I was supposed to show up and help pack and then fly back to Iowa for my event. This didn't work out. I had to help pack and then we picked up a second truck that I ended up driving. Nail in the tire, blown trailer tire all contributed to what should have been two days of driving into three days of fucking nightmare. I was stressed, grumpy and angry that I wasn't going to be back in time for the start of an event that I planned while my buddies were flying into town.

Here is a shot from day 2. I'm sure you can tell which one is me and what my state of mind was when we stopped for gas at like 3 am.

Elara
Posts: 9621/9621
Unfortunately, yes. And I take back every bad thing I said about my old managers in Pennsylvania. Well... almost all of it. But this place is a nightmare.

Stem cells... that might be interesting.
Xeoman
Posts: 11542/11545
Thanks, waiting to see what these physical therapy bills are going to be like and get those knocked out... then start the search again.

Turns out there's a stem cells place here and I'm all for checking it out, so I might look into that direction.

You still working retail?
Elara
Posts: 9615/9621
Hope you get a doctor that works for you, Xeo. Pain sucks.

Meanwhile... I hate working only night shifts. It seems like the only time that I get daytime hours is when it is the most inconvenient. The applications elsewhere continue.
Rogue
Posts: 11641/11647
We're two-thirds of the way through the trip. Right now we're in Edison, NJ. We were visiting New York City yesterday. Heading to Boston soon.
Rogue
Posts: 11637/11647
Leaving for our roadtrip today. Brandon put together the itinerary, so not entirely sure wherever we'll be whenever.
Luigi442wii
Posts: 89/90
Just a month left of school, exams are literally just around the corner.
Xeoman
Posts: 11539/11545
Yeah I'm about a month and a half into the physical therapy and sure I feel better than I did a month ago, but I can tell this is only putting a bandaid over things. I personally don't like chiropractors, I spent four years with two doctors many years ago and it never gave me long lasting relief and just drained me of hundreds of dollars. DDP Yoga helped me far more than that ever did. I saw that there's actually a decent looking stem cells place around here locally, I might look into that. Already checked with my insurance and of course they don't cover that, but oh well. I've heard a bunch about it on some podcasts and it seems fascinating.

But yeah probably going to drop this doctor, not a fan so far. It's just a pain in the ass... literally took me like a few hours to get the first appointment with her when I was looking into that one weekend. Have to cross reference reviews with doctors on the net, then check with my insurance if they're in network, and then see if they're even taking new patients and most of the good ones I tried of course weren't... or were not free until months out. WTF our medical system sucks.
Elara
Posts: 9611/9621
It was a badass ceremony, Rogue. Money well spent.

Xeo he said everything that he felt was in the back, so nothing under the collarbone. Honestly, go to a chiropractor, they do an X-Ray before they even touch you to see what is up. If it is something like a popped rib, they will fix it, if it is more serious, they will tell you flat out. Your doctor sounds like she is just gouging your insurance.
Rogue
Posts: 11636/11647
I'm pretty much hemorrhaging money for this wedding.

$450 for beer kegs.

$360 for mead.

$200 for shit at IKEA.

$900 for faire garb.

$1900 to be paid to the band the day of.

$1200 for the photographer.

Soooooo much shit to arrange.
Xeoman
Posts: 11538/11545
Good call Elara, I've been stumbling into information on Thoracic Outlet Syndrome which sounds like what you're saying with the rib. Was he feeling tension/tightness and discomfort like right under the collar bone? I've noticed it lately myself. Then the pain is a bit on the top of my shoulders, down the shoulder blade a bit, and weird sharp pain and tingles go down my arm, even down to my hand at times.

I saw the doctor today and was a bit annoyed, she wants to put me on some muscle relaxant to sleep with and then do physical therapy for about a month or something. I tried to insist on just getting x-rays and or an MRI right away, but I guess I have to go through these hoops. Try this crap out and if it does nothing then we can go that route...

I mean god forbid I've only been doing yoga and other things for years now, I don't think physical therapy is going to fix crap for long term...
Elara
Posts: 9605/9621
Also have them check to see if you popped a rib. That happened to Kaleb, and the muscles tensing up around the ribs started pulling on his neck and causing a lot of pain... chiropractor said sitting in a computer chair all day doesn't exactly help that either.

Just over two weeks until moving day. Packing still isn't done thanks to shit weather and work schedules but in the home stretch.
Xeoman
Posts: 11537/11545
Put yourself first Rogue, these people have never sounded worth it. I had trouble leaving some jobs in the past because of holding on too hard but things turned around once I finally went out of my comfort zones again. This month marks my two year anniversary at Quest and it's the best job I've ever had.

I had an ultrasound done on my neck a few weeks back and nothing came up, which is good... but I still don't know what the hell is going on. I finally started taking some Tylenol and it's helped a lot with my neck and face tension, blurred vision, etc, now I'm noticing all the pain seems to stem from my left shoulder and arm. I'm seeing my doctor again this Monday and hoping for X-Rays and maybe an MRI. I've been hiding this chronic pain too well for years now but this is the worst it's been in ages, it doesn't matter what I eat, if and when I workout or do yoga, or how well I sleep, the symptoms are so random and happen pretty much everyday. Really hope I can figure something out. There's no way this is some mental BS and my imagination... I've dealt with a lot of anxiety or depression off and on throughout my 20's but mentally have learned so much and gotten strong, yet you can only do so much when there's real chronic physical pain. I think all these years I focused too much on my neck and maybe it's been my shoulder. Hope I get some answers.
Rogue
Posts: 11624/11647
I told my boss that I'm pretty much done and will be looking for other employment after the wedding.

I'm so sick of the people with whom I work. Everything's an exclusion game. You plan something and everyone flakes. They plan something and it's a game of who ISN'T invited.

What's more, people just don't seem to care about the clients like they're supposed to and they're shitty to ones that I favor in any way. I bought a client a pair of industrial earmuffs because he's super sensitive to sound. Apparently, some of the staff purposely don't get them for him and some take them away from him as a punishment. That's like taking away someone's kneebrace or something. You know, he's not going to die, but he's in fucking agony because they took him to a loud bowling alley and thought taking the earmuffs away was suitable due to him not wanting to change his shoes. I fucking hate these people.
Elara
Posts: 9603/9621
I need to find a place to get Kaleb something, unless I can find a kind soul who wears the same size and has extra.

Packing, packing, cleaning, and packing. And work is having me do mostly closing shifts and working weekends, because I clearly don't need any time to get shit done, right? Plus my supervisor is on leave right now so guess who gets to do her job? Yup... this month has been hell.
Xeoman
Posts: 11536/11545
Been out of it and not too happy lately, other than getting in some gaming and whatnot. Something is up with my neck. Seeing the doctor on Monday so I hope I get answers and it's not too bad. Feels like serious inflammation, maybe a goiter or something really bothering the left side, pain and discomfort radiates down across the left of my chest and up through my jaw on the left side... it's really annoying.
Rogue
Posts: 11621/11647
We're attempting to make headway on the wedding plans.

Deposits are down for the band, venue, hair and make-up, the photographer, and we FINALLY sat down with our rentals/flowers/lights guy whom our caterer/coordinator said she always works with. Took a month to get him to respond to texts and calls and book us for a sit-down. Was figuratively tearing my hair out, worried we weren't going to get shit done with him. No tables, no chairs, no anything for the goddamn wedding.

We've done a tasting with the caterer. Just need to finalize the menu and put down the money for her.

Invites were sent out. Of course there's drama regarding who got one and who didn't. I handed them to a few people at work and told them to put them away, but apparently SOMEONE didn't since I was suddenly getting questions regarding them from people I specifically wasn't inviting. Can't wait to leave this job.

Waiting for my dress from Pendragon. Not sure when the hell it's going to come.

My parents have apparently been stressing what they're going to wear for the wedding. Bran and I had not had breakfast yet and we were on our way to eat and my parents insisted we drop everything and go to the costume shop they found to help them pick something out. We're shaky with headaches, practically going, "I don't care. Just pick something!"

I'm really looking forward to the three weeks I requested off in May.
Rogue
Posts: 11581/11647
Did a tasting with our caterer and we're pretty sure we know what we want. We're going to have a sit down with her soon for coordinating stuff.

I thought I was really pushing it when it came to the wedding plans, but there's a woman who wants her to do her February 11th wedding and has to fly in to talk with her about it.


I hear you on affected sleep patterns. Jesus... I'm up at 4 most mornings. I don't want to be up at 4. This is also usually after I've awoken at 2 and 3 and just give up.
Elara
Posts: 9578/9621
Most of my free time is taken up with trying to declutter so packing is easier... but now that is going to have to pivot to cleaning and hiding stuff because my nephew is coming out for Thanksgiving... then back trying to pack. Add holiday sales season on top of that, and, well... clusterfuck.

It's starting to affect my sleeping patterns... in that I don't really sleep much and am constantly tired.
Rogue
Posts: 11557/11647
My weekends through a lot of November have been ear-marked for multiple things. I'm enjoying keeping busy, but it's also the realization that I can't do everything that I want to this fall.

I mean, my dad's birthday is Nov. 12. I was already planning on hitting up the Dressed to the 9 3/4 Harry Potter event happening at Universal Studios, but now Lee's birthday party is the same day. Oh god.

This weekend is when we're doing the Oktoberfests and maybe the apple valley again. Next weekend we're doing the Halloween things in the San Fernando Valley.
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