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Reply to How are you? by Basil

6c_6f_76_65 wrote

My health was doing very well over the last three weeks and I was well prepared to redo my throat surgery. Discovered by accident last Friday I am highly allergic to pecans. I had full on acid discharge for almost 2 hours. My throat and mouth are suffering from ulcers now. I am hoping this is not severe enough to cancel my surgery. If it has to be rescheduled into next year it is going to cost me $2500 more than my current rate.

On the plus side all my tests came back negative for cancer so that is a huge win and I can not put any price on that.

My lack of sleep is hit or miss. I had the flu a few weeks ago and that completely changed how my sleep drugs worked. While sick my drugs barely worked at all. After I got over the flu the drugs seems to have double the effect. I had to struggle to get out of bed at noon. The last two weeks I have had the best sleep since I went camping.

Mentally I am doing very well. The two weeks of extended sleep I believe have helped me immensely. I feel like my brain is firing when I was in college. No memory issues and my processing fells tack sharp.

Everything in my home now has a purpose. I have given away every single piece of extra unused equipment in my home. Nothing is in storage. I am mentally and physically ready to move.

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6c_6f_76_65 wrote

I think the current design of cars are a waste. I would love to find a 2 seat car that then uses the rest of the space for storage. I don't need an SUV or even a Sedan but a truck makes the most sense for my lifestyle even though the mileage is horrible.

My area makes a car a necessity. The closest grocery store is about 12 miles away and there is no mass transit in my county or any of the surrounding counties. The city is too cheap to put in sidewalks or bike paths. There is a lot of talks about putting in a bike path... I believe we have had two deaths and a dozen plus accidents in the last four years. We have a bunch of 'red necks' who drive their lifted trucks with the smog exhaust. They are always pulling some shenanigans and I feel they are both reckless and careless when on the road.

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Reply to by Ogrefresh

6c_6f_76_65 wrote

They are not source tagged. I have not seen them out anywhere except for on Black Friday.

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6c_6f_76_65 wrote

There is always value in having a third party to talk to. You may need to cycle through a few therapists who can clue into you and can offer valuable advice.

I went through five therapists before I found someone who could help.

I also found happiness stepping away from a worldview and large organizations. (some people may consider what I do as being part of a large group - there are 8 of us that work together). We changed the focus of our mission(s) to be highly targeted and in most cases it is about one individual. We also dropped any thoughts about changing the person. We just do what we do to put someone in a better place in life.

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6c_6f_76_65 wrote

The county next to me just gave cops a retroactive 4% increase with promised increases for the next 3 years.

What did teachers get... they cut 50% of art funding, music programs are also being cut, but shockingly fucking football coaches got a raise and they are building/renovating several fields. They also want teachers to 'make their schedule more flexibile' to be able to meet the schedules of parents. What that boils down to is they want teachers at school before 7am to watch kids who are dropped off early, stay late for bus duty, several days a month they should make their schedule flexible enough to meet parents as late as 8pm, and they also lost funding to buy class supplies.

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6c_6f_76_65 wrote

We can thank every bastard politician who ontinues the war on civilians.

If the US had not gone to war in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and every other black ops we don't know about we could wipe out the debt for every teacher, pay for them to get their masters, and pay them at least $75,000US.

Instead of spending the billions on spying on their own citizens they could have put those funds into making sure kids are fed, have before and after school care, and moved to a year round school model. And still have funds left over to pay for preventative medical care for all residents, dental and vision included. Imagine how prepared a child would be who is fed and does not worry about their next meal, they have a good nights sleep, their parents can afford to be at home with them because they are not spending 50% of their salary on child care.

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