Topix Chitown Regulars

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#81791 Mar 6, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
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mine was 92, adn they never talked surgery and brushed off chemo. The surgery would have killed her adn the chemo would have been just... too... much.... they were talking a bit about "palliative radiation" that would shrink her tumors and slow the progression some. she didn't want that eihter (i think because she didn't like the radiologist). she made that decision and was fine with it. in the end, she agreed to hospice, and it was her decision. as long as she was happy, we were fine iwth it.
if she's near chicago, have the family look into Rainbow HOspice. PM me if you want more info. aside from sending a rabbi chaplain to a catholic nursing home, we;ve been very happy iwht them. and the rabbi is just a puzzlement, not bad...
She was born and raised in Chicago and lived there with my Grandpa until the early 80s. They moved a few hours away from Chicago, but thanks so much for the offer and all your advice. That's very sweet of you.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#81792 Mar 6, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
Got a call at 5.30 this morning that they are rushing my FIL to the hospital because he is losing control of his bodily functions. My husband had scheduled the day off to take him to the dr, but today is going to suck :(
I'm sorry your family is going through this. It's good your husband is able to be there.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

United States

#81793 Mar 6, 2013
Everything is fine. Nobody I know is sick or in the hospital. I'm not depressed. I'm not broken-hearted. I have no family drama going on. And I've had a craving for nachos lately.

(Just thought I should change things up a bit; this thread is getting depressing.)

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#81794 Mar 6, 2013
I'm high on Mucinex and the company president's dog just ran by my office. Unrelated observations; other people see the dog too.

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Chicago, IL

#81795 Mar 6, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
Everything is fine. Nobody I know is sick or in the hospital. I'm not depressed. I'm not broken-hearted. I have no family drama going on. And I've had a craving for nachos lately.
(Just thought I should change things up a bit; this thread is getting depressing.)
Gee, Mutt, we're really very sorry to bore and depress you with someone else's problems. Jess really should not have inconvenienced you by mentioning her petty little issues. The worst part about it is that it detracts from your consistent, positive, worthwhile contributions. So, so sorry. Dick.

Jess, I apologize for Mutt, he knows not what he does. Good luck.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#81796 Mar 6, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
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Heh.
She takes that philosophy to the extreme, whereas I will run to Starbucks, Target, etc. in sweat pants and no makeup.
Ain't nobody got time fo dat. Granted, I'm not single, but I didn't care that much when I was.

OTOH, I am having the worst hair day since I chopped it all off six weeks ago. I have half a mind to go home and re-wash it on my lunch. But I work with nothing but dudes, so I'm sure they haven't even noticed. It would be to appease my own OCD tendancies.#firstworldproblems

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#81797 Mar 6, 2013
Sam I Am GEAM wrote:
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Gee, Mutt, we're really very sorry to bore and depress you with someone else's problems. Jess really should not have inconvenienced you by mentioning her petty little issues. The worst part about it is that it detracts from your consistent, positive, worthwhile contributions. So, so sorry. Dick.
Jess, I apologize for Mutt, he knows not what he does. Good luck.
Oh, here we go.

He REALLY WAS TRYING TO LIGHTEN THE MOOD. He and Jess have an online friendship that goes beyond Topix and she has said before that he's one of the first ones to offer support privately when things are down in the dumps.

Are you going to go after me next for my post about the mucinex and my boss's dog?

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#81798 Mar 6, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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Ain't nobody got time fo dat. Granted, I'm not single, but I didn't care that much when I was.
OTOH, I am having the worst hair day since I chopped it all off six weeks ago. I have half a mind to go home and re-wash it on my lunch. But I work with nothing but dudes, so I'm sure they haven't even noticed. It would be to appease my own OCD tendancies.#firstworldproblems
Haha! Could you just wear a hat after lunch? Seems a lot simpler.

In the beginning of an episode of What Not To Wear when they show the girl running errands in workout clothes or whatever, I'm like... so? She's supposed to dress like June Cleaver to go to the grocery store?

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

United States

#81799 Mar 6, 2013
Sam I Am GEAM wrote:
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Gee, Mutt, we're really very sorry to bore and depress you with someone else's problems. Jess really should not have inconvenienced you by mentioning her petty little issues. The worst part about it is that it detracts from your consistent, positive, worthwhile contributions. So, so sorry. Dick.
Number one, I never said I was bored or depressed, number two, I also never said people should not inconvenience me with whatever they choose to post, number three, I contribute things people can actually learn from, whereas you just pop in to spout vitriol and pointless comments. So forgive me for posting something that wasn't about someone sick or dying or otherwise meaningless affairs of people I don't even know.

Feel better now that you've dished out your daily dose of nastiness?

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

United States

#81800 Mar 6, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
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Oh, here we go.
He REALLY WAS TRYING TO LIGHTEN THE MOOD. He and Jess have an online friendship that goes beyond Topix and she has said before that he's one of the first ones to offer support privately when things are down in the dumps.
Are you going to go after me next for my post about the mucinex and my boss's dog?
You're sexy when you go off on someone.

And you're hot when you post about mucinex and dogs!
:)

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#81801 Mar 6, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
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Haha! Could you just wear a hat after lunch? Seems a lot simpler.
In the beginning of an episode of What Not To Wear when they show the girl running errands in workout clothes or whatever, I'm like... so? She's supposed to dress like June Cleaver to go to the grocery store?
Yeah, they're always expected to wear $200 jeans and heels when walking the dog or toting three toddlers around. Um...no.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#81802 Mar 6, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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Ain't nobody got time fo dat. Granted, I'm not single, but I didn't care that much when I was.
Ha! Dickie played that video for the girls and every once and awhile, I'll hear one of them singing "ain't nobody got time fo dat" over and over and over. It's really cute.
Matilda77 wrote:
OTOH, I am having the worst hair day since I chopped it all off six weeks ago. I have half a mind to go home and re-wash it on my lunch. But I work with nothing but dudes, so I'm sure they haven't even noticed. It would be to appease my own OCD tendancies.#firstworldproblems
Just pretend you're really cold and keep your hat on. Or you could go out and get some of our magic hair potion: club soda in a spray bottle. I don't know how it works, but my hair always looks better after using it.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#81803 Mar 6, 2013
It does seem like there's a lot of stuff going on, both here and with my IRL friends right now. I do hope for the best for everybody.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#81804 Mar 6, 2013
To be fair, when I read the mutt's post I thought the same thing as Sam.

How about if we try not telling anyone off today.

Naw, probably won't work.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#81805 Mar 6, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
<quoted text>Ain't nobody got time fo dat. Granted, I'm not single, but I didn't care that much when I was.

OTOH, I am having the worst hair day since I chopped it all off six weeks ago. I have half a mind to go home and re-wash it on my lunch. But I work with nothing but dudes, so I'm sure they haven't even noticed. It would be to appease my own OCD tendancies.#firstworldproblems
OMG, that just made me laugh so hard! Rewash your hair on lunch? Why did my autocorrect want to type tree ash instead of rewash? Ha ha!

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#81806 Mar 6, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>Number one, I never said I was bored or depressed, number two, I also never said people should not inconvenience me with whatever they choose to post, number three, I contribute things people can actually learn from, whereas you just pop in to spout vitriol and pointless comments. So forgive me for posting something that wasn't about someone sick or dying or otherwise meaningless affairs of people I don't even know.

Feel better now that you've dished out your daily dose of nastiness?
Stop that! JamWow's response covered all bases. No need to start a fight :P And, I do appreciate you trying to lighten the mood. I was going to ask for people to do that.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#81807 Mar 6, 2013
The hat I have with me is far more obnoxious than my actual hair, ha ha. Fake fur, ear flaps, etc. I'll stick with the rat's nest.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#81808 Mar 6, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
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OMG, that just made me laugh so hard! Rewash your hair on lunch? Why did my autocorrect want to type tree ash instead of rewash? Ha ha!
The funniest part was the Sweet Brown reference: "Ain't nobody got time for dat!"

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#81809 Mar 6, 2013
Thank you everyone for your support and prayers/hugs. They don't think he had a stroke, but something happened and he is now sedated and requires a breathing tube. They are running tests and I just got back from picking up my sister in law at work and bringing her to get her car (she carpools and gets to work at 6 am). My husband left the house at 6.30 am.

I'll need your help keeping distracted today :)

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#81810 Mar 6, 2013
You'd think short hair would be easier. I'm kind of rocking what Anne Hathaway has right now. But my flat iron and hairspray have become necessities instead of optional.

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