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Lisa R.

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  1. Have you googled abdominal binder? You can get these on amazon. I’m wondering if this could make a difference. Sometimes they will provide this in the hospital.
  2. Hmm. Are you are narcotic pain relievers? If not, something seems off. Your brain should not be this fuzzy. Surgery is exhausting but you seem a step beyond this. I'd give it until noon today, and then call the doctor's office and report your symptoms. Be very clear regarding the level of your fatigue, where you're at on the pain scale, and your mental fog. The weekend is coming and you want to make sure you're headed in the right direction so you're not waiting until Monday's office hours.
  3. You say your head doesn’t feel quite right. Yes, anesthesia takes awhile to get out of few system. But it sounds like you’re not on heavy painkillers so that should make your head clearer. Make sure you’re communicating how you feel dizzy and somewhat off to the nurses and doctor. You’re in the hospital and this is the opportunity to make sure you’re in good shape before they send you home.
  4. I guess I'm puzzled why this thread has so much discussion over library book hold policies. It seems like that would be an interesting spin off thread. Library policies are not what this situation is about at all. This is a boundary issue where relatives have been given a boundary and are violating it to manipulate young children. It's truly appalling. The fact that the OP considers contacting the relatives is also concerning because it feeds the drama and will, most definitely, not solve anything. She is dealing with people who have threatened to contact CPS, if I'm understanding correctly. If so, these people are a danger to her family and she needs to follow the steps Miss Lemon articulated above. If this is a stereotypical small town, giving the story to the librarians at the ONE library in town that the relatives frequent can also fuel the situation as there is a high likelihood the library employees could be on the relatives' side. OP, if you have the ability to move far away from this area, I would do so. In the meantime, protect your family by contacting an attorney and following his/her advice. Please do not contact your estranged family members.
  5. Class teacher was out of line. Totally. If she had a business/customer service mind-set, she'd realize that people looking at an interesting PUBLIC class, might be encouraged to sign up for one themselves. Here's another way to look at this: most every opportunity can be a learning opportunity. Takeaway: If you're ever in a group and someone, even a leader, treats someone rudely in OR outside the group, call them on it. Make a deal with yourself that you'll do this. So, someone inside this crochet group could've/should've said to the teacher, "Oh, there's no harm in watching! I think it's great that someone's showing interest. Maybe they'll join next time," or some variation on this. It politely calls out the rude person. The older I get, the more empowered I feel to speak up. I don't feel it's my place to teach anyone a lesson, but I do feel like I have a responsibility to speak up for others. So, maybe it would help you to feel better to know that you're now more empowered to speak up in a future situation.
  6. I view this differently. I believe the mother failed to see the vest that said not to pet. I think she’s “guilty” of being naive for 1) being unaware service animals should not be petted by strangers in public and 2)thinking this woman would be receptive to the feedback to respond more politely. Yes, “no” is a complete sentence. However, wouldn’t it be kinder to say, “nope! This is a service animal.” It would’ve taken two seconds and could be a pat answer for the many times this question is asked. It also helps spread the message that service animals are not like other pets. Is service dog owner obligated? No. Could she be kinder? Yes. Could she have diffused the tension? Yes. IMO
  7. There is a video showing showing, in my opinion, some poor conflict resolution. I just wish there was a way people could diffuse conflict. I wish adults didn't feel the need to "teach" other adults. I wish people could just be polite if they feel irritated or work to diffuse situations. Video found in this story: It already has millions of views. (Can I ask you refrain from comments about this news site? It had a fairly information about the story as well as the video.) Basically, a woman had a service dog and a young mom asked if her two year old could pet the dog. Apparently young mom was curtly told "no" (mother said an accompanying friend also cursed at them) and young mom wanted to instruct the dog owner to be more courteous. Her feedback was not taken well. Also, this trend of filming people and putting it on the internet for all to see...Wow. We all need to behave in public!!
  8. Attending practice at the varsity level even when hurt sounds typical. I ageee with the coach, too My kids had heavy course loads and played sports in high school. It was good experience for them to budget their time accordingly.
  9. Where we are, students are only eligible to play for high school for 4 years. So, if a child played in 9th grade and was then held back to repeat 9th grade, they could not play their senior year--as that would be their 5th year in high school. So, I would check the rules where you are. If there is a 4 year maximum to play in high school, the decision definitely needs to be made while your daughter is still in 8th grade. Here, once you're started playing in high school, that would be counted as the first year. Hope that makes sense.
  10. Bid Pal is very good. It might cost too much for something small; I don’t know. Years ago I used Charity Auction Organizer and really liked it. It was inexpensive, easy to use and had great customer support.
  11. It appears that the primary would be the insurance she's had the longest which is, of course, the school district. So does the high deductible plan of the school district's policy have to be satisfied before the secondary university insurance starts covering charges? Also, would it make sense to drop school district's coverage and get the university's coverage for the year? Then, pick up the school district's coverage next fall. (School district has fall enrollment for health coverage.) It seems risky to drop an employer's coverage, but is it?
  12. I have a question regarding health insurance plan for a university student in the US. Please, no bashing US healthcare on this thread. I acknowledge it's a mess. My adult dd has some chronic health issues and also has health insurance. She works for a school district. It is terrible health insurance as she has a high deductible and also has to pay 20% of her doctor or hospital bills after deductible is met. She is a graduate student at a local university. It appears this university offers health insurance for their students, even graduate students. It is amazing insurance with an affordable premium, low deductible and great coverage. She could get coverage from 8/15/18-8/14/19 (she finishes her master's program in the spring) with the option to extend it for 6 more months at a similar monthly rate. This seems too good to be true. What am I missing? Can she keep her school district health insurance, just to keep eligible, and also get the insurance the university offers? She could use the university insurance as her primary insurance she files at her doctor visits. Is this allowed?
  13. Isn't the camp director a mandatory reporter? Isn't anyone else involved a mandatory reporter, as well? Hasn't this already past the point of filing a CPS report? When organizations see abuse and try to "handle it themselves", perpetrators are often protected and victims are not. This is what has happened. This needs to be reported to CPS. You're all in over your head.
  14. Lisa R.


    Since you mentioned the video game addiction, I would let use this whole job as a teaching moment(s): --you can work with you mind or work with your hands. If his health prevents him from working with his hands (manual labor), he better get an education or training to use his mind to earn money that way. Perhaps this job will motivate him to work harder at college. This could be a HUGE learning opportunity. --working outdoors doing a physical job may get him in better shape and raise his stamina. Not a bad thing but it doesn't feel good at the time. --if he quits, I would encourage him to turn in a two weeks notice. It's professional even though the job isn't. Learning responsibility is hard. Hopefully following through on a commitment will bring some confidence. --if he quits, I would tell him he needs to agree not to fill up extra time with video games. Period. --if he does not have video game addiction under control, college will not go well. I'd put extra focus on that immediately, if you haven't already done so. --since he's reluctant to go to doctor, you could make getting a diagnosis a condition of him quitting. It's not age appropriate for a rising college freshman to be crying on the job.
  15. Do you see the irony here? I know you're hurt and I'm sorry. After an important event that left me discouraged someone wise said to me, "don't make a decision when you're tired." I found that really helpful. So, maybe wait a few days and let it settle and then reevaluate.
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