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post #2181 of 2209 (permalink) Old 08-11-2020, 11:22 PM
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Probably stupid of me, but I wonder if losing weight (I'm about 30-40kg overweight) will change my face in any noticeable way.
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post #2182 of 2209 (permalink) Old 08-16-2020, 10:33 AM
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Think I'm coming down with a UTI, damn stupid timing. I have some UTI tests I've never tried yet, I'll probably mess it up (bought them last year) but it's a weekend plus the middle of a ****ing PANDEMIC so I doubt we'll get in touch with a doctor or PA any time soon. I really don't need this turning into another kidney infection and being stuck in a hospital right now! Plus I have another dentist visit Tuesday, I think, and I really doubt they'll want me in there with flulike symptoms, even IF I can prove by then it's just a UTI! School will be starting soon, I'm pretty sure it's going to be in person, so cases are almost surely going to start rising because people are selfish idiots who didn't learn a damn thing from Georgia.

At this rate I'm never going to get teeth to chew with. Stupid ****ing urinary system. I always wash my hands and the catheter and everything.

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Well...the test was negative/inconclusive for nitrite, but very clearly positive for leukocytes. They suggest to take a second test later in that case just to be sure but why bother, this was my second urination of the day so bacteria was likely even higher in the morning.

This sucks. Have to wait until tomorrow to try to call the doctor and who knows how long that'll take. I've already had back pain, which worries me. Plus I have no idea what to do about the dentist.

How do other people deal with time-sensitive medical issues on the weekend?? Around here unless it's an emergency you're basically stuck with something until Monday (at least).

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(Devetko's boyfriend Stan Brooks & Det. Reichert are horsing around.)

Det. Kristeva: "If it were legal you'd marry me, right?"
Det. Devetko: "Definitely."

(It's legal now!! But Kristeva's already married. ;_; )

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They were going to schedule me to get in on THURSDAY! My mother called them back and mentioned how I ended up in the hospital following a previous UTI and they got me in yesterday instead, thank goodness. Five days seems to be my limit for these infections and I was already on day 4.

I told the woman taking temperatures at the entrance that I might have a fever. It was like 96.5. Started to notice subtle signs of change. Far fewer chairs in the waiting rooms, spaced out; no magazines; drinking fountains "out of service"; limit of four per elevator; hand sanitizer stations; almost missed the six-foot markers on the floor. Barely anyone using gloves, though everyone was in a mask. (There weren't many people there.) Was squicked out having to use their bathroom to give a sample but it had to be done. I told the doctor that at home I'd tested inconclusive for nitrite but positive for leukocytes. Literally right then the lab results arrived and she said, "Well, you're positive for everything, now."

She prescribed me an antibiotic, then amended it to include a refill in case I get sick on a weekend again, which was really nice and a weight off my shoulders. Went to have blood drawn since I was due for testing my kidney function and thyroid anyway, overdue actually, because of the pandemic.

They called today and said my thyroid and kidneys are fine, but want me to go in again early Thursday for another blood test since I have a high white blood cell count and they want to see if it's gone down any by then. Assuming this is just a result of the UTI, and I'm feeling moderately better (still not 100%, though I've only been on the antibiotic a day and a half so far), but I've never had to give a second blood sample before, and of course the phrase "high white blood cell count" conjured all sorts of unpleasant thoughts of the ONE disease I've never had any reason to suspect I have.

Really hoping things have returned to normal inside by then. Even after four years, I'm still so used to abstaining from drinking that it's hard for me to keep myself hydrated.

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(Devetko's boyfriend Stan Brooks & Det. Reichert are horsing around.)

Det. Kristeva: "If it were legal you'd marry me, right?"
Det. Devetko: "Definitely."

(It's legal now!! But Kristeva's already married. ;_; )

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I feel stupid after blood test, I probably would feel better if I got a handle on Vit D, and they forgot the iron test. Throw in a little vitamin b complex for good measure.

I hope this is the year that I can put all the strategies together and stick with it.
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Eye is killing me, might be same issue I had before. Hope these drops work.

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Hopefully your knee will start feeling better. Silver lining maybe working on that will help overall too.
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Hopefully your knee will start feeling better. Silver lining maybe working on that will help overall too.
Cheers, tired of this, wanna get surgery done if that’s what’s best
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I'm meeting my new doctor for the first time today. Time to see how transphobic he is, lol.

I haven't had a family doctor since I was 18 and living at home with my parents.

Is it just me or is it getting crazier out there.
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^^ Ha positivity, is that your first thought, how transphobic is someone gonna be ?.. I bet he's a pro & just see's his patients as organic matter XD






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^^ Ha positivity, is that your first thought, how transphobic is someone gonna be ?.. I bet he's a pro & just see's his patients as organic matter XD
Pretty much, yeah, lol. The trans community is filled with horror stories about transphobic doctors. They have prejudices just like everybody else. They don't like patients with "mental disorders" ruining perfectly good organic matter with hormones and surgery.

He was super nice at first. And then I told him I was trans and his eyes sort of glazed over and he got sort of impersonal. But he was polite, and he said he could refer me to a specialist when I decide to transition, so I'm calling it a win. I'm sure he'll be fine.

Is it just me or is it getting crazier out there.
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And then I told him I was trans and his eyes sort of glazed over and he got sort of impersonal.
There's always the possibility that you're the first trans person he's met and he is just freaking out a little inside and trying desperately to remember his training and not to mess up the pronouns and not to weird you out or offend you

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Yeah, you can't blame them though most people were raised with such prejudice from an early age, it's deeply ingrained in their psyche & even continue it against there will or better judgement later on for an easy life, as to not alienate themselves from their community or family, I was raised with it, I know.






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Oh yeah, it's always a possibility. I'll never know.

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Yeah, you can't blame them though most people were raised with such prejudice from an early age, it's deeply ingrained in their psyche & even continue it against there will or better judgement later on for an easy life, as to not alienate themselves from their community or family, I was raised with it, I know.
Well, I'm not blaming anyone. I understand that most people don't understand someone like me, and I don't expect them to be able to. I'm not hypersensitive about it, and I don't throw around the word "transphobic" lightly. It doesn't really bother me if people think I'm crazy or weird. (I'm both, haha!) But I do have to be able to work with my doctor, so I don't want one who is hostile. And such people do exist in the world. I was simply expressing my concern about being stuck with someone like that, since I have terrible luck and it's incredibly hard to get family doctors. It's almost easier to get dates!

Is it just me or is it getting crazier out there.
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So this endomorph-mesomorph-ectomorph stuff is crackpot pseudoscience, right? Sure sounds like it, but I keep running across it all over the place.
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Have had stabbing pains in abdomen for like 4 years now. Recently been feeling super run down and exhausted all the time, wondering if they are related. Gastro doctor instantly wrote it off as being psychosomatic, no way I'm going back there to be humiliated again. Maybe it's in the urinary system or some organ. Wish I hadn't had such negative experiences with doctors that it's terrifying to go in now.
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So this endomorph-mesomorph-ectomorph stuff is crackpot pseudoscience, right? Sure sounds like it, but I keep running across it all over the place.
So are horoscopes.


People like to place things into easily understandable boxes or groups. The reason why it's crackpot pseudoscience is because it's not based on any real actual science, which is the definition of pseudoscience.


In reality when it comes to hypertrophy, which is the goal with the morphic stuff, there's many different factors. You may develop certain kinds of Type-II fibers better than others. You may have a lower amount of fibers to start with. Your muscles sarcoplasmic fluid may be less or more than other peoples. Or maybe your training program sucks. Or maybe you're not eating enough. Or maybe you're not working out as hard as you should be. Or maybe you're working out too hard.


Turns out with so many factors you're going to tell me that everyone fits into one of three unchangeable genetic factors? Yeah okay. And your lifting brah from the gym may be swole af and give you all this **** but the only reason he's a swole dude is because he's always hanging out in the gym lifting weights and living and breathing the lifting fitness culture. Like duh of course he's a swole boi. Maybe he's even doing roids, you don't know.
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