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TOMD 5: The Order of the Braggart

Discussion in 'Real Life Discussion' started by BTT, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. pbluekan

    pbluekan Headmaster DLP Supporter

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    Cool story, bro.
     
  2. MonkeyEpoxy

    MonkeyEpoxy Prisoner DLP Supporter

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    It's 2019 my dude. Put the dirty shit into the miracle machine, add a miracle millenial soap tab (don't eat) and push the button

    Actual TOMD, prepping for a new New Vegas run while being lazy with Mod Organizer 2 separators and all that. Game broken trying to diagnose
     
  3. Eilyfe

    Eilyfe Minister of Magic

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    The cycle of Bethesda games. I actually spent more time of my life modding (and then fixing what I have modded) than actually playing their games.
     
  4. MonkeyEpoxy

    MonkeyEpoxy Prisoner DLP Supporter

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    Every veteran of the Fallout/Elder Scrolls mod wars will know that eventually Mod-Performance-Gameplay- Equilibrium will be reached, and only then, after all optimum mods, tweaks, UI, graphics, sounds, bug fixes, etc, will Perfect Games be possible.

    and lo, may thy load order be true and thy ITMs clean, amen
     
  5. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Moderator DLP Supporter

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    16 hours of Modding to 1 hour of actual gaming with said mods working is about how it usually goes. I get that itch to play Skyrim and after updating my lists and making sure shit still works, I play for about an hour and then don't play it again for another couple months.
     
  6. Aekiel

    Aekiel Angle of Mispeling ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    This is how all of my Rimworld games go. Must. Have. More. Furniture.
     
  7. Rehio

    Rehio First Year ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    So I've been taking care of this woman for about four months now as she's gone through treatment. She started her chemotherapy regimen not long after I started working at the clinic, and I was a bit new when she arrived. My preceptor bumped me out of the way a bit to help explain the whole process of treatment and help ease this woman into getting started, since I didn't know enough to explain it well enough. Still spoke with her and even though I'd been there a couple months we joked about us both being new.

    Well, she started coming in weekly for treatments, and just about every single week by luck of the draw I was the one who set her up and got her ready for infusion. She was nervous, and sad, and I tried my best to talk her through things. Every time she came in it'd be "Hey, one more down, you're one step closer!" She spoke with me about how difficult it was to continue sometimes, and I tried to help as best I could, be as encouraging as I could.

    She finished treatment today. Her scans show that the mass is gone, and they're just going to do radiation therapy to make sure it's eliminated completely.

    She makes mugs and sells 'em. She brought a bunch for the whole clinic, enough for everyone, and then she gave me a box and told me this was mine. It was a mug with "Travis, RN" on it, specially made for me.

    I made sure I was there when she rang the bell to celebrate the end of treatment, and it was amazing.

    Her husband pulled me aside before they left and told me that she'd had a rough time with treatment, that she'd had a lot of times when she didn't want to continue, and that he'd tell her "Come on, we get to see Travis today" to help.

    I'm gonna carry this forever.
     
  8. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Got MRI results today. I have broken my spine!

    ... Okay that's a gross exaggeration. But I did fall down badly on Sunday and get a compression fracture in one of my vertebra (T8).

    I'm told several of my discs are 'bulging' as well, but that's apparently not that abnormal.

    Tl;dr - My back hurts.
     
  9. buzzer

    buzzer Fifth Year DLP Supporter DLP Bronze Supporter

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    TOMD: I'm at Victorious festival in Portsmouth for today and tomorrow I'm going to watch my mates band play his gig in Brighton.
     
  10. Blorcyn

    Blorcyn Order Member DLP Supporter DLP Silver Supporter

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    I used to live right there, opposite the jolly sailor pub down the east end. Made it a bugger to sleep. I remember last, last year on nights, I got up in the middle of the day and went to watch the Dandy Warhols and then went back to sleep to go to work later. Hope you got lots of sun and very few drug-related deaths!
     
  11. buzzer

    buzzer Fifth Year DLP Supporter DLP Bronze Supporter

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    Well so far the highlight is watching Fleetingwood Mac (a Fleetwood Mac cover band), but the band I'm looking forward to the most I'm the Zutons who I've been a fan of for about 8 years. But I'm also excited for Two Door Cinema Club and The Specials.
     
  12. Blorcyn

    Blorcyn Order Member DLP Supporter DLP Silver Supporter

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    I've seen Two Door Cinema Club - they were great. Definitely recommend.
     
  13. The-Hyphenated-One

    The-Hyphenated-One Chief Warlock DLP Supporter

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    Had my 3rd session of physical therapy today. My range of motion is better than expected by quite a bit, and I was able to start riding a stationary bike. I was also able to do some work with resistance bands. All in all I'm excited about my progress and can't wait to get back on my feet.
     
  14. MonkeyEpoxy

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    Do you have good advice from the doc about what to do? I speak from experience that there's hardly anything more draining and just sheerly depressive than constant back pain.
     
  15. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Not really tbh.

    The doctor I saw at Immediate Care told me the results and referred me to a specialist after prescribing a muscle relaxant and naproxen.

    But the specialist can't see me for a month. By which point this should supposedly be halfway healed. Which leaves me with the concern that it might heal wrong since I won't have gotten any advice on what to do in the mean time.

    I did call the clinic and ask a nurse. She said a back brace might be a good idea. But I wouldn't have even known that if I hadn't taken the initiative myself to call and sit on hold for a while just to insist on asking.

    I'm frustrated.
     
  16. MonkeyEpoxy

    MonkeyEpoxy Prisoner DLP Supporter

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    You have a right to be. At least back braces are cheap and I can say they're worth it. You don't have to get one of the industrial ones with lots of straps either I wager - just a wrap one that you can get tight on but still sit comfortably. And I always get a kick out of a doctor perscribing fucking Aleve. The flexeril or whichever muscle relaxant you got should help a lot though.

    IANAD
     
  17. Otters

    Otters The Chosen One DLP Supporter

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    TOMD: Long weekend begins.

    My goal for this extended weekend is to hit 100k words, that means I've got to write 15k.

    67% down so far. Errybody stick your head in Discord to join in some writing sprints.
     
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  18. Mordecai

    Mordecai Drunken Scotsman ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    TOM-yesterday - went out for drinks with some colleagues, discovered I really like dirty martinis. Possibly my new favourite drink.

    TOMD - went to Manchester Pride, good time all round, great atmosphere.
     
  19. Sorrows

    Sorrows Queen of the Flamingos Moderator DLP Gold Supporter

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    @Mordecai has your Scotsman avatar gotten closer or am I seeing things? o_O
     
  20. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Now you're going to make me think something's up Sorrows. It looks the same to me, but now I'm not sure. :(
     
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