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2012.05.04 17:23 wtfbenlol Rocky Mount NC
Rocky Mount is the principal city of the Rocky Mount metropolitan area, which includes Edgecombe and Nash counties. Rocky Mount is also a part of a Combined Statistical Area which encompasses the Rocky Mount and Wilson metropolitan areas. The Rocky Mount–Wilson CSA population is currently over 200,000 residents. It is also a part of the Raleigh-Durham-Cary CSA with a total population of 2,132,523.
2023.06.10 22:40 Cat_Woman_238 Is Harry Chauncy Gardner?
I faced some criticism on this forum last week for expressing the concern that Harry showed signs of what might be a learning disability. During his cross-examination, Harry showed signs of difficulty reading. Per the Mayo Clinic, dyslexia is a learning disorder that involves difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words (decoding). Also called a reading disability, dyslexia is a result of individual differences in areas of the brain that process language.
Harry also showed signs of what might be a processing disorder. This article describes various kinds of learning disabilities and processing disorders. It describes dyslexia as a processing disorder. http://idahotc.com/portals/23/docs/ld_processing_disorders.pdf
Several group members have been at pains to tell me not to confuse learning disabilities and processing disorders with intellectual disability. I was not attempting to assert intellectual disability as the reason for Harry's difficulties reading. I was frankly surprised that I had to defend myself so vigorously.
But the more I read about learning and processing disorders, the more Harry reminds me of Peter Sellers' role in a film called Being There, in which a man mistakenly believed to be a mysterious but persuasive political advisor, Chauncy Gardner, is revealed to be an intellectually disabled man named Chance who has spent his life working as a gardener. When people meet the well-dressed man, introduced by Washington DC insiders to one another, they are prepared to think of him as brilliant and worldly-wise. They are charmed by the analogies he appears to draw between political life and gardening. It is only because he is introduced to them by other people of prestige that they listen to him with great expectations, oblivious to his intellectual disability.
Is Harry another Chauncy Gardner? Have people always deferred to him and taken his words at face value, without recognizing that, irrespective of his birth into the BRF, irrespective of the fact that he may also have a learning disability that makes it hard for him to read, Harry is intellectually disabled?
Would an intellectual disability explain the fact that Harry did not seem to know how a court works? That as a litigant he was expected to prove his assertion that the press had hacked his phone in the specific instances which his team brought to court? Would it explain his bizarre belief that unless a newspaper has already admitted to hacking, they must be entirely innocent? And the flip side of the coin, that if they have admitted to a single instance of hacking, they must be hacking Harry's phone "on an industrial scale"?
People are saying that Harry has been a useful tool for people like Hugh Grant and Elton John. Are they taking advantage of an intellectually disabled man? Is Meghan? And are we all overlooking that disability because we were prepared to see only the cheeky chappy? Dead convinced that he used to be a cheeky chappy? Impossible for him to be an arrogant, surly, mean-spirited, ill-natured intellectually disabled person instead?
To all of you who want to tell me not to confuse learning disabilities with intellectual disabilities, I KNOWWWWW. But now you are making me wonder if he has both sorts of issues. Thank you for calling my attention to the possibility that he may not be dealing with dyslexia/ADHD/paranoia alone. Thanks for alerting me to the idea that he may be intellectually disabled as well.
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2023.06.10 22:29 Born-in1998 Why does my ex act like I never existed?
I know I shouldnt have seen his social media. Its been one month since our breakup. It was a 3month relationship. I had to breakup because he cheated on me. But, the most heartbreaking part was that he didnt even try to stop me from breaking up or didnt try to justify his actions. It was like he had given up, it didnt matter to him.
I was in pain because of the betrayal and immediately went NC. He is blocked on every social media. But, I was feeling lonely and checked up on his instagram today.
He has 3new followers/following and has been constantly changing his profile pictures on every app.
I feel terrible, did he never love even for a single second?
Why am I still hurting and he has moved on like nothing had ever happened?
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2023.06.10 22:27 depmatters should i fight or leave?
tldr: rough 6 month relationship where we both hurt each other a lot broke me down. have had really bad doubts and wanted to break up 3 times now. bf has shown progress and commitment to making things work and changing from his ways but i’m stuck in a negative mindset and don’t want to fall back into a cycle where i try to break up w him again. should i put aside the past and try to work with him or accept that maybe we just aren’t good for each other?
my boyfriend (26) and i (23) have had a really really rocky relationship (6 months). we both possess a level of care for each other that i’ve never experienced before and he’s made me the most comfortable i have ever felt in any relationship before. for the first 4 months he was really going through it, was reactive, angry, insensitive, manipulative, and so forth. i stayed and was patient and was there for him but as you would expect it came to a point where i broke. sure he was able to improve some things like getting angry and assuming things as well as decreased his reactivity a bit, but the conflicts and misunderstandings were still happening and it broke me more and more each time. i got to a point where i couldn’t give anymore. we had done so much damage to each other through our mistakes and i just felt constantly unhappy.
i mentally checked out around 2 months ago, he noticed and starting trying a lot harder. he improved his communication, he started listening to me more, was more supportive and more enthusiastic to work through things. however, i was at a point where i couldn’t be fully present anymore so the efforts were one sided on his end (the dynamic flipped essentially / roles reversed). we would still argue and misunderstand each other and at one conflict i just broke and couldnt take it any more. i tried to break up with him and we ended up taking a week break where the time alone made me realize that if things didn’t change i would need to leave him for my own well being.
i tried to finalize the breakup but he begged me almost to stay saying that we can try taking it slower and working through problems 1 by 1 instead of suffocating each other. the relationship moved super fast honestly with him asking me to move in like 3 months in, and making plans to go to his home country to meet his family. so he brought up that we should try to spend more time apart, focus on ourselves, and take things a lot slower and focus on having fun instead of being with each other 24/7 and arguing.
this was about 3 weeks ago. for two weeks we tried spending more time apart and honestly it really did make me feel a lot more love towards him and more connected. but i still had the doubts in my head and we still had our arguments and last week we argued pretty bad and i snapped and tried to break up with him again. we took a break from talking each other again as he said we should take a break and heal and then come back to each other and yesterday gave each other our stuff back. i finalized the breakup yesterday during that exchange. we talked for like 5 hours and he tried to convince me we could make things work
the place where i’m conflicted is that our relationship has honestly brought me more pain than joy, but i have also seen progress on his end. he really changed from the person he used to be at the start and of course that gives me hope and i see the level of commitment he has towards me. and based on what he was saying yesterday, he wants to continue to fight and will make whatever changes are necessary to make us work. i really do believe he loves me and is willing to work on things. but i guess i’m just at a point where i lost myself. in a perfect world i would of course have wanted to work things out with him especially because he has made me feel so comfortable being with him and i can really tell he cares about me. that’s a type of love that i am scared to lose. but i feel like i’m just in this mindset where i’m scared to be fully vulnerable with him and give myself to the relationship again because i still see him doing things like guilt tripping, etc which have gotten better but of course they are still there. there’s something way off about the dynamic. i don’t want to go back into this with those doubts and end up breaking up with him again because that is really damaging for him too. i’ve honestly been very unhappy in the relationship and of course we have our good moments but i’ve just felt restricted, insecure, like i’m walking on eggshells, etc.
i don’t want to make the mistake of losing someone that wants to fight for this so hard. but so much damage has been done to each other especially after this series of break ups with him constantly convincing me to stay combined with my mindset and i don’t know if these things are reasonable to try to fix and fight for. i really think this relationship has made me a worse version of myself and has triggered some of my insecurites to come out which i worked on healing. i’ve become more hostile, on edge, anxious etc.
but when someone is fighting for you and a relationship so hard, it’s hard to leave that i guess. it has been unhealthy for sure but i guess i’m just trying to get an opinion on whether his dedication to change and make things good is worth fighting for. he can admit his mistakes and i’ve seen progress but at the same time i’ve been really broken down over the course of the 6 months due to his actions and this relationship. i don’t know if it’s reasonable to risk my mental health for something that made my mental health bad in the first place. i don’t want to lose him because i really do think he cares about me and wants this and i trust he would never do anything to hurt me (cheat and all that and stuff). i don’t know if it’s my own mindset and self sabotage that is making me want to run away and give up but i guess i am really tempted to stay with him because i can see the happiness that i could potentially have. but yeah essentially it’s been rough but he is really willing to work. however i’m at a point where i’m not sure if i could work even if i wanted to. also i feel more peace alone than i do with him. and ALSO he might be manipulating me into thinking we can fix things as he was guilt tripping me and being pretty manipulative during our talk yesterday which is another factor on top of everything. i know this stuff sounds pretty bad and i’m well aware of how unhealthy it is especially for only being a 6 month relationship. i know relationships are hard but probably shouldn’t be this hard and maybe it’s just the case of we aren’t compatible.
but yeah if he’s willing to fight and work to make things better, and i have seen SOME progress, do you think i should push aside my negative mindset and try?
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2023.06.10 22:22 bozo_wastaken Question regarding infantry and cavalry
Hi all, in the process of recruitment atm and originally I was going for infantry, after some convincing by some ex diggers if I care even remotely about the cartilage in my knees I should reconsider. Due to this i’ve changed my preferences to cavalry in hopes to get posted to 2/14 in a CRV and do dismount and mounted operations, but I can’t help but feeling like i’m making a mistake changing to cav.
Upon further looking, I realised on the infantry job page on the ADF website one of the speciality roles includes cavalry / vehicle crew, does this mean I can join as a digger and then specialise in cav? and what type of cav is this referring to (CRV/APC)? And as well as that, how does this differ to AVC your main job compared to infantry as your main job?
Honestly my heart is with infantry and I want nothing more than to run with it but I’ve dealt with serious injuries before and I know what chronic pain truly feels like. Is their anyway I can be a grunt without the knee pain caused by carrying heavy shit everyday, and how much dismounted shit am I actually going to do in say 2nd cav? Cheers lads & enjoy the long weekend.
Edit: On another note, is the knees becoming fucked 200% guaranteed or can it be mitigated by say for e.g. ped usage and having a disciplined legs routine?
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2023.06.10 22:04 Gigitoe JutAlps
is an indicator I developed to quantify how sharply or impressively a mountain rises above its surroundings, considering both its height above surroundings
Looking at the highest-jut mountains in the Alps, we discover incredibly impressive summits that score lowly on traditional elevation-based rankings. An example is the Eiger
(jut: 1660 m), whose North Face rises 1800 meters at a near-vertical angle above its surroundings, almost double the local rise of El Capitan in Yosemite. Perhaps even more remarkable is Monte Agner
(jut: 1584 m) in the Italian Dolomites—despite having a fairly low elevation of only 2872 m, it looks like something straight out of Skyrim.
Fun facts about jut:
- The highest jut in the contiguous U.S. goes to Mount Rainier (jut: 1332 m), a massive stratovolcano in Washington State (contiguous U.S. jut map for comparison). The highest jut in the entire U.S. goes to the North Peak of Denali (jut: 2548 m). In comparison, Mount Everest "only" measures a jut of 2211 m. However, the highest jut in the world goes to Annapurna Fang (jut: 3395 m) in Nepal, whose southwest face could rightfully be deemed the biggest mountain face on this planet.
- The Alps feature a very high jut for their elevation. In comparison, the Colorado Rockies, while having a similar elevation, measure a maximum jut of below 850 meters. Mountain ranges with both similar elevation and jut as the Alps include the Canadian Rockies and Patagonian Andes.
For more info on jut, feel free to check out How Jut Works
or my research paper
. To search up the jut of a mountain you know, or find high-jut mountains near you (or in your country / state), you can use my site PeakJut.com
Please let us know if you have any questions or comments—I'm happy to address them!
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2023.06.10 21:26 MrsCastillo12 My dog is sick, I’ve taken her to two vets so far. Waiting on the blood work, but would like some advice.
Sex: Female - spayed
Breed: American Bully
Body Weight: 46lbs
History: Had Parvo in 2016 after a clinic said they vaccinated her and they actually never did.
Clinical Signs: Vomiting, Bloody Diarrhea, lethargy, anorexia, weakness.
Duration: Started Wednesday 6/7/23
General Location: Southern California
Test Results: Still Waiting
Wednesday she didn’t eat her food at all She was acting normal otherwise so I just figured she was trying to wait it out for treats, she’s done it before.
Wednesday night she starts throwing up. She threw up three times - first actual stomach contents, then bile.
Thursday she had no appetite and was very lethargic and weak. Every time she drank water she throw up. She also had bloody diarrhea, I have a picture if needed.
At this point I was already calling all the vets in my town and all were booked out until next week. I called the 24-hour Animal Hospital and they had a 6-8 hour wait. I finally was able to make an appointment with a local vet for Friday at 2pm.
Around 1pm Thursday she had more diarrhea but it’s almost pure blood. I decide to take her to the ER at this point. They looked her over and immediately admitted her.
They give her SQ fluids, an anti nausea injection (Cerenia) and antibiotic injection. They want to keep her overnight for blood work but I honestly couldn’t afford what they were quoting me at. I decided to take her home and monitor her. They gave me antibiotics and probiotics to give her at home.She did not eat once we got home.
Friday she was doing much better, but the nausea meds were still in effect. I fed her some boiled chicken and rice and she ate it with the probiotics. I was not able to give her the antibiotic.
I took her to her appointment and as soon as we get into the exam room, she has bloody diarrhea on the floor. The vet comes in and tells me it’s serious and smells like Parvo. However, the Animal ER said it’s not parvo, because she had parvo as a puppy. I tell her this and that the same ER I just took her too was the one that treated her back in 2016 for Parvo.
She then tells me that I need to take her back there and have her hospitalized but I explained to her I really can’t afford it. Not to get too much into it but my husband lost his job earlier this year and was out of work for 4 months. He has been working steady now for a month, but our resources are really thin right now.
She does blood work, IV fluids, IV nausea meds and antibiotics. Bloodwork won’t be back until Monday.
My girl looked so much better yesterday. She had her pep back and she was wagging her tail and SO hungry. She ate up her food and was doing so good.
Today she is fading again. She ate this morning and took her antibiotics and probiotics. But I know the nausea meds are wearing off. The ER did not give me a prescription for more and I even asked if they could but they didn’t want to mask the symptoms, which I understand. The vet left before I could ask for a prescription for nausea meds.
I just want to be able to keep her hydrated while we wait for the next steps. I know the dehydration is the most serious thing when it comes to vomiting and diarrhea.
Is OTC Famotidine okay to give her if I see that she starts to get nauseous again?
What about Pumpkin? I bought a can of Dog food grade pumpkin purée, just in case.
Is unflavored Pedialyte okay to give her?
Obstruction hasn’t been ruled out completely, but she’s not one to eat random things and she doesn’t look in pain or is hunching, her stomach also isn’t extended or bloated looking. But it could be a possibility. No X-Rays were taken tho and both vets didn’t think it was obstruction.
I tried to be as concise as possible while still giving the full info. If you have questions please let me know. I just really need some advice on what I can do while I wait for the blood results.
In a perfect world she would be hospitalized, but It’s not possible in our circumstance. I even tried Care Credit and was denied. If this all happened 6 months ago it would have been different.
Anyways, thank you in advance.
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2023.06.10 21:23 SertraLynne Magna Lite SG Follow-Up Review
UPDATED review from my first impressions review last month
There’s been a few questions posted on my initial review and noticed that Vivobarefoot is advertising the Magna Lite SG (MLSG), I thought it might be useful to post an update.
I’ve travelled, hiked, and scrambled in them for about 10 days in mostly hot, dry, sandy, rocky desert terrain, and all I can say is I made the right choice in buying them. They are the best hiking shoes in the 6 years I’ve gone with barefoot footwear (I’ve used the Otillo Swimrun, Tracker FG, and Tracker Forest Esc for hiking).
HOWEVER, I do not advise wearing them in the conditions I wore them because the outer sole noticeably wore off after less than 2 weeks. But that’s my fault, not Vivobarefoot’s, since I did not use it for what it’s built for (soft, grassy, muddy terrain). You’ll notice in the pictures that the texture of some of the lugs have smoothened: Pictures here
Before I go on to the review, every foot is different and may not have the same experience - I’ve posted my foot “stats” at the end of this post to give you an idea.
COMFORT. When I tried them on, they felt very comfortable, but I was concerned that it wouldn’t translate in action. Even if I could feel the lugs when walking on hard surfaces, I felt no rubbing, hotspots, or pain points. I wore crew length five-finger socks throughout.
VENTILATION. This was the main reason I bought them, and they delivered brilliantly. I could even feel the breeze come through. My feet were dry and my socks didn’t feel soaked. I didn’t even have to change socks in the middle of the hike! (I have sweaty feet, TMI, sorry )
GRIP. Lugs are aggressive, and you’ll notice that the sides of the outer soles have small spikes, which was very handy when manoeuvring boulders whilst scrambling. I was so confident in these - I didn’t need to bring out my hiking poles when everyone else in my hike group did. One of them even asked to see the sole.
SECURENESS. They are quite light and the sock-like ankle kept the shoe secure. I didn’t have to lace tightly nor did I have to resort to any special lacing methods.
LOOK. They look really cool and modern, I wore them with trousers and skirts.
Overall, I love the MLSGs, although I probably won’t use them in the same terrain again. If the same upper came in an FG sole, I’d buy it in a heartbeat!
My foot ‘stats’: * Length: 22.5 cm * Width: I forgot my exact measurement, but I’m on the narrow/medium side. Vivobarefoot’s width fits me perfectly, so do Wildling shoes. * Usual size: 36 women’s * Volume
: Low * Type
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2023.06.10 21:11 LeRed1825 Fear of having brain tumor or something serious
I first apologize for my poor english, being not my native language (french). Also, it will be a long thread ^^'
I have been feeling "weird" for almost 1 month and a half and I wanted your opinion (of course I know you are not doctors and only an MRI can definitely answer my fear).
So it started one night with a vibration feeling in my left leg (like a phone vibrating in your pocket).
I made the mistake of asking Dr Google and it leds me to ALS disease which of course scared me.
Next day, I started to have muscle twitching in my left leg and then spread to all my body. Also I experienced "pre-cramping" in my left calf.
I ended up having an appointment with a neurologist who told me my clinical exam was perfect. But I was not reassured enough so I had an EMG which was also normal.
It calmed me down for a bit but I started to experience new symptoms.
First, I tried to go back to running but when I tried running, I got like intense and painful tingling in my legs.
At night, or even during the day (but less), sometimes my breathing or my swallowing "fails" (like the muscles don't work the first attempt and then work).
Also, my left tinnitus has gotten worse as my balance and I feel dizzy and lightheaded (maybe caused by the tinnitus ?) My tinnitus came with visual snow syndrom almost 10 years ago.
I sleep bad and often before I fell into sleep I have irrational thought (like "Did I feed my car tonight ?" or something else but you get my point). I heard it could be hypnagogia but I never experienced it before.
Sometimes my thumb or my elbow or another part may shake, I also experience tremors in my hands but more on my left hand. When it happens, I also feel my brain is shaking (I don't take any medications). Could it be small seizure ?
I also started feeling like hot water flowing in my right leg.
Finally, today, I noticed I misread some words (like reading words close to the actual written word).
I had blood test and everything is fine including normal Magnesium level etc... But I contracted Covid in January so maybe long covid..?
The only good thing is I did not experience severe headache or real seizure for now. Also I went again to another neurologist yesterday who told me I am fine and I do not need to have an MRI (but I am going to because I have to know if there is something or not).
So after this long paragraph and 542523 different symptoms I have 2 questions :
-What do you think about my symptoms globally ?
-Is it possible to have NORMAL clinical exam with 2 neurologists and still have a "dirty" MRI ?
Thank you for your time and your help !
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2023.06.10 21:04 Loveinhooves Riding and training advice
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Sorry for bad videos. Been off for a year or two, just getting back into riding. Lots of it is building muscle, but do you have any tips unrelated to muscle building? I need to start stretching before rides. I’m terrible at remembering. I know I need a sports bra. submitted by Loveinhooves to Equestrian [link] [comments]
3 main training things I’m concerned about, there’s a title at the start of every one, so feel free to read and see if you can help with one;
HOW do I get him to stay on the rail? He’s an OTTB, so working him harder to show him staying on the rail is easier doesn’t work. He just is happy he finally gets to go fast, then goes off the rail and begins cantering because he thinks being off the rail means he’s allowed to go fast.
And how do I encourage him to keep a consistent speed? Currently I’m doing lots of up and down transitions, and working on voice training. USUALLY when I sit the trot and canter he knows I’d like something slower, where when I post or two point/half seat he knows I want him to be a little faster. However I’m looking to show him in dressage at the end of the summefall and really need him to be straight and consistent. He gets so excited to go fast, and you can’t just “run him out”. He DOESNT run out. He did a 4 hr clinic two days in a row, and each time still didn’t want to sit still and just wanted to canter when he was trotting, wanted to trot when he was walking, and wanted to walk when he was stopped. Especially after cantering, going back into the trot sometimes he just speed trots hoping he’s allowed to canter again. I’ve tried working on doing trot, walk, trot, canter, trot, canter, trot, halt, trot, walk, canter, halt, etc so he doesn’t anticipate what’s next so much. It SEEMS to work towards the end of every ride. He gets more consistent and picks a middle ground with speed. But at the start of the next ride it’s like we didn’t even work on that last time.
And HOW do I make him stand to mount??? He usually side steps from the block, and when I finally do get on walks right away. He’s very sensitive to you asking him to move his hindquarters, which is great, but whenever I walk to the block he thinks I’m asking him to move over. Last ride I made him stand, then treated him right away, but he just does. Not. Want. To. Sit. Still.
2023.06.10 20:58 Flashfall Sharing some thoughts before the sub goes dark
Since this sub and some 4000+ others
are going dark in 2 days in protest of probably this site's stupidest decision ever
, I figure this is probably the last time I'll get to share my pointless thoughts on this game here, so may as well. It doesn't really matter anymore if it's full of awful takes and people just downvote and insult me in the comments, it's been a grand time and I'll miss seeing posts and having discussions over this dEaD gAmE.
- Starting off strong, construction was a mistake. While it did have potential and had some cool moments, it was ultimately a distraction from the parts of the game that most of the playerbase actually interacted with. Even now with the latest updates to it, I feel like it's still a waste of time and effort on the devs' part and I'd have preferred if that time went into something like improving existing base designs instead.
- Speaking of base design, where the hell are those shielded garages outside of Oshur and containment sites? Such a small thing would have gone a long way towards improving fight longevity and yet it just never happened.
- Containment sites themselves are a mixed bag of design as well. Ultimately you're trying to funnel players into three long hallways with 2 areas for them to spawn/approach from, the defender lower spawns and the attacker lower spawns or the buses parked just above. Because everyone's funneled like this, the pop ends up highly concentrated in one hallway or the other in a sort of "wave" pattern and people usually won't spread out aside from a handful of folks sitting on point to prevent ghost flips. I'd have liked to see more ways for attackers and defenders alike to get in and out of the lower levels, make use of the base's design to add more verticality to the action and break up the very predictable movement.
- Oshur is just a tremendous waste of potential in terms of design as well. The water and boats are just utterly squandered for some reason, despite the whole continent being designed for them. Why are the islands almost entirely cliffs that make it impossible for boats to actually engage? Where are the docks, the coves, rivers, straits, channels cutting through bases? Boats should be the centerpoint of logistics in Oshur, instead of just the most convenient means of capturing points that are just floating in the middle of the ocean with some ruins underneath.
- Underwater combat could have been interesting as an addition to regular combat, but when you try to limit it to being its own thing by making the only bases with underwater points, ENTIRELY UNDERWATER, you just end up with slower gimped combat. Why the hell don't island bases have sections that go down to the water, and have flooded areas? It's not like you didn't get to see what that might have been like, you flooded Indar in test and that was pretty neat.
- Vehicle play has been neglected. I'm not talking about nerfs or CAI, I'm talking about just making them a more integral part of the game. There are not enough vehicles for vehicle play and vehicle vs vehicle combat to stand out because vehicles largely lack purpose. When I get to a base to contest and I don't have a sundy, I ditch the vehicle because I can contribute more on my feet than I can in my vehicle. Unless the friendly sundies die, I don't really have much of an impetus to bring another vehicle. I also don't want to bring a vehicle from the neighboring base just to kill enemy vehicles that might be farming infantry because a) those enemy vehicles aren't really contributing to the cap, and b) my vehicle won't either. GIVE PEOPLE A REASON TO WANT TO PULL VEHICLES MORE OFTEN AND YOU WILL SEE MORE VEHICLES FIGHTING EACH OTHER INSTEAD OF JUST FARMING INFANTRY.
- As for what might motivate people to do that, here's an idea - take the existing CTF concept, and apply it to vehicles, but instead of all the finicky flag counts and resetting, just shift the base timer every time a flag is delivered. Place the flag and delivery points on the edges of the base where infantry can have some influence but are at a notable disadvantage to vehicles. This makes it so that vehicles can significantly supplement a base cap but aren't mandatory, and they have to move around instead of just sitting still. This can apply to air units as well at bases that have landing pads, and maybe we'd see more amateur pilots and have a healthier airgame.
- I also believe we can improve the vehicle logistics game by adding a new option to the defense slot of transports (valk, sundy, gal, ant?) which enables players within a certain radius of the vehicle to spawn directly into it, but with a longer timer (like 10 seconds longer than a parked bus). This does not make logistics specialist implant obsolete, as that can still work for non-transports, and also does not require sacrificing the defense slot. It also offers no benefit for squadplay, as squadmates can already spawn directly into squad transports. However, it should be a boon for solo players offering logistics or trying to catch a ride. Air transports hovering above bases to act as air spawns can also make for juicy targets for pilots, so there's another thing to encourage more vehicle and air play.
- Suppose I should go over vehicle balance briefly too, though that's less important than the above points IMO. We're going to focus one two key ideas here: no long-range imprecise AI, and more focus on armor vs armor.
- For that first idea, the outright removal of HESH. It's been used as makeshift artillery for its entire existence, even when it was HE. Rocket pods, Dusters, and AI noseguns should have a significant increase in spread to drastically decrease their effectiveness at distance. Shorter range explosive weapons like Bulldog get a pass because their range makes them easier to retaliate against (assuming you have the means to do so), and non-explosive AI like Kobalts are fine.
- For the second idea, an increase in mobility and weapon velocities across the board, as well as new main cannons to replace HESH because there's so few of those and they're still severely lacking in variety. With faster vehicles and more accurate weapons, we want to encourage people to be attacking on the move rather than hunkering down in place and slowly feeling out the right altitude for their shots. As for the MBT cannon replacements, here is a suggestion for each (not NSO you're fine) focused on ease of use over DPS:
- NC gets a guided shell with the same damage profile as HEAT but the reload speed and velocity of AP. Shell is laser guided so it'll adjust towards the cursor, rather than camera-guided like the Phoenix rocket, which is kind of awkward to use and probably impossible to control at this velocity.
- TR gets a 60mm autocannon with a 8 round mag and low spread/bloom per shot. Imagine a weaker, long-range version of the Viper intended for an accurate, sustained barrage of fire.
- VS gets a proper laser repeater. 400 RPM or something stupid like that, piss for damage to offset the ROF, low COF because it's bloody lasers. This thing should be doing strafing runs on other tanks, or firing at aircraft and making a hell of a lightshow. Laser brrrrrrrrrt.
- Infiltrator cloak should be a separate device you need to equip and activate to use. In that same slot is a new gadget, the nanite disruptor. Think the dildar, but instead of spotting enemies moving through, it slowly drains the shields and energy of enemies in its area, and also clears spots. For all the folks that don't abuse cloak, the cloak change won't be too bad. For the folks that decide they'd rather not cloak at all anymore, have a new and useful gadget.
- Heavies are mostly fine right now. The other classes have enough tools at their disposal now to offset the overshield's strength IMO. It really does just come down to getting good at clicking heads at this point.
- AMRs seem to be a point of contention, and I get people not being particularly happy about engineers getting BASRs, even if they aren't great at anti-infantry stats wise. To offset this, why not try a different approach - make them hipfire only ala MCG/Thumper, lower the HS mult to 1.5x, and raise the base damage so most of them (3 for DAGR since it's a quick boi) can kill infantry with 2 bodyshots but not 1 headshot. A rifle of that caliber would be hard as hell to shoulder and fire accurately anyway. Now it's a worse slug pump shotgun instead of a worse bolt-action.
- MAXes have already seen their share of nerfs, but I'd still like to see them be shifted more towards a support role over an offensive one. Remove all the AI options from the right arm and add a special grenade launcher in its stead that can fire the class-specific grenades of the Punisher SMG. Cure nades, repair nades, havoc nades, etc. It's a big hit to its infantry offensive capability but adds a LOT of utility already, and you can probably keep yourself alive a lot longer if you just spam repair nades at your feet lol.
- Revive grenades are too strong and spammy. I'd just limit the max amount you can carry to 2, even with grenade bandolier.
- Let's face it, RPG/DBG is not good at monetizing this game. Yeah there's the bundles which whales and diehards will buy, but even those are becoming less attractive year after year. This is only a baseless assumption, but I'd guess that membership is what generates most of the revenue from this game. 10-15 bucks a month is a hefty subscription cost, and that's mostly just to skip queues. If the membership was for Planetside alone and not everything in DBG's roster, it'd be really damn hard to justify charging those prices.
- The Depot just doesn't get enough updates. It's stale. Now and then a fantastic modeller like d0ku or steve will pull through and give us some gorgeous cosmetics like the new armor sets or the sunderer armadillo skin (my beloved), but that's too few and far between.
- It feels like this game attempted to make its own version of a season/battle pass with the campaigns, which were interesting, but the implementation of the missions for them had major flaws and it was also too quick and easy to complete when other players weren't purposely making the missions impossible to do. If campaign progression was tied more to faction/community-wide milestones that could be reached through regular gameplay, like x bases captured or x resources gathered, it would be less of a pain in the ass and still be a special event that motivated people to play more. I think something like this could work well for this game, and to monetize it in a non-predatory way you could lock some cosmetic items in the campaign currency shop to season pass owners or members only.
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2023.06.10 20:46 cueandehhthrowaway 40 M with possible wart on my finger? It hurts and is bothersome.
Do I have a wart on my index finger? I’ve attached an image below.
40/M 190 lbs, 6’0 tall, non smoker, California sober individual, relatively active and healthy overall. My only current health concern is high cholesterol whichI take statins for. I live in the Midwest About 2 years ago I got my hand caught in a metal spring as it came undone. A piece of the spring poked my index finger right in the joint area. It took forever to heal, and now there’s a painful, large, white lump. It’s pretty hard, and can be crusty at times, but it’s on part of my hand I use a lot so I don’t know if it’s the cauliflower texture you get with warts or if it’s callused. I can’t get in to a doctor until August, so I figured I’d try here first. I’ve tried cutting it down and it always grows back. I did freeze it off once about a year ago with one of those OTC kits and it also grew back, even bigger. If I stretch my finger out it turns white but if I close my finger it’s kind of reddish/pink. Any advice? Lastly, is this something I need to see a specialist for or can the minute clinic do a proper freeze off? Pic attached. https://imgur.com/gallery/AExjWgE
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2023.06.10 20:38 Imaginary_Orange_22 worried about my little one’s health
i’ve got a cat, named pesto (1yo, male), about 6 months ago. he has always been such a sweet boi. i live in a pretty chill zone, barely any dogs or cars, so i would usually let him go outside and do his things. but 3 days ago i found him in my backyard, injured (looked like a bad human tried something..) took him to the vet asap. long story short, the first clinic docs said something different about my cat’s condition and x-rays, and i felt like i was going insane, so i went to some other clinics for opinions. everyone believes different things. nothing is concrete…… my problem is that i’m a student and i really don’t have that much money, so i’m trying my best to help him. yesterday we found out that his last 2 ribs (left side) are broken. they said that i doesn’t represent any danger atm so we should just come by to give him the necessary shots and watch for any changes in behavior. then his condition improved drastically, each day he would start to move around more and more. the vets admired pesto for the fact that he’s really chill, won’t even scratch them when giving shots. today i took him to the vet again and they suggested surgery, in order to remove those broken ribs. it’s A LOT OF MONEY: 1000$, so my extended family offered to help me cover half of it. the only problem is that pesto won’t pee. doesn’t even try (but he pooped a little today), he just goes around his litter box, not even digging in the sand. even though he doesn’t appear wounded (we did ultrasounds) in any form in the abdominal region (is only injury is at the thoracic level) he won’t pee. so today they had to put one of those urinary catheters and leave it for 1-2 days. right now he is wearing a cone and does really good for the amount of stress he is under. but they said that there is a chance that even after the surgery he will not pee and then i will have to put him down. i am so scared, i haven’t really slept or eaten for the past days, and the fact that there is a really important exam coming soon doesn’t really help. i love him with my whole heart and i just wanna see him well again. i just can’t imagine life without him again. i just wanna hear that he is going to be alright, healed 100%, from head to toe. i can’t help but cry when i look at him, knowing that he may be in pain. when he is not sleeping, he walks around. he eats and drinks water, so i try to stay hopeful.
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2023.06.10 20:21 Generic_Username_321 Sweaty Hands & My Dermadry Journey
Just started using Dermadry and I'm going to try and update this every other day to help keep me on track and using it as frequently as I am supposed to because I'm bad about sticking to a routine. This may be more for myself than anything, but if someone else finds it useful, even better. I'll try and format it by sections so you can just read the parts you're interested in.
Using the "Upgraded version" with the rubbery bottom mat, and hexagonal grid top mat. I am using bottled water at room temp, however, I have read others using different types of water, and even adding chemicals to the water. For now, I will stick with bottled water, and depending on the results in 2 months, I may change it up.
6/10/23 - 10:00 AM Treatment 1: I used ~250ml of room temp bottled water in each tray. Set the current strength to 5mA to just feel it out (1-15mA is recommended). For the first couple of minutes, I couldn't feel anything, but as we approached the 15min mark I could feel a slight tingling and my hands were a little itchy. The biggest surprise came at the 15min, 10min, and 5min mark (I think). The voltage readout displayed "L5" and I felt a shock strong enough to make my forearms spasm and tense up. It wasn't painful, just a weird feeling, and I assume this has to do with its rotating current phases. Their website states "L5 will be displayed when the tension is lower than 5 volts." I don't know what that means, but I will contact customer support about it. My hands were a bit sweaty after I finished up, and the itchiness was gone after a few minutes, but after an hour my hands dried up a bit and have been completely dry for several hours. I plan on doing it again at 5mA tomorrow and then give it a day of rest before upping the voltage up to 7 or 8mA.
Background: I'm in my late 20s and have suffered from sweaty hands for as long as I can remember. I would say I have it moderate during most of the day, but in social situations, it can go up to a 10 in severity. I'm talking wiping my hands with a paper towel over 10min will completely soak it through. At its worst, I can clench my fist and literally have beads of sweat run off. I get a bit self-conscious in social situations, but I wouldn't say I have bad social anxiety. But it's this slight nervousness that really sets off my sweaty hands.
Improvised treatments: I started out trying to dry my hands with harsh chemicals on a few occasions when I knew I had a social event of some sort that would involve shaking hands. I would soak my hands in brake cleaner or rubbing alcohol as I work with them and had it lying around. Alcohol would just dry it for a bit, but sweating would come back 10-fold within 30min after. Brake cleaner lasted a while longer, but is absolutely terrible for your skin, your health, etc. Please for the love of god, DO NOT use brake cleaner, I was young and stupid and it only worked for a few hours at a time. I also tried wearing latex gloves during my entire time working as it caused me to sweat a bunch and would get my hands to sweat so much, that sometimes it would prevent me from sweating further the rest of the day. This kind of worked, but my work environment has changed, and working in latex gloves now would just make people think I was a psycho. My final attempt was to just get healthy. For a whole year, I dropped almost all caffeine, drank nothing but water, and dietary/workout shakes, worked out and had a diet to match with hardly any dietary cheating. This helped out mostly with social situations, as I wouldn't be near as self-conscious, but I still would get severe sweating during dates, big meetings, and school tests.
Antiperspirants: I bought some Dove Clinical Strength antiperspirant and used that for a while, applying it before bed, or during the day and letting dry under a fan for 15-30min. This would help for normal day stuff, but the moment anything like a date, or a meeting with a boss occurred, it would be like I hadn't done anything. After about two weeks of on-and-off applications, I switched to trying Certain Dri with the results being about the same. The third product I tried was Sweat Block Wipes which were less effective than the previous ones. Not saying these products aren't good, they just weren't effective for me. The last product I tried was Antihydral, I ordered this at the same time as Dermadry and was by far the best. One application with just enough that you could tell there was a layer on there, and let dry for 15-30min under a fan kept my hands dry for days at a time. I only tried this a couple of times before my Dermadry unit came in, so this is my fallback plan if Dermadry doesn't work. I hear from some users the effectiveness of Antihydral can wear off over time, so I have put that on pause while I just do Dermadry.
Medical treatments: I went to a dermatologist and was prescribed Glycopyrrolate. This would help if taken in high doses, but when I got a new dermatologist he highly advised against taking it in the dosages I was. I still have a lot of it left over, and will still take it before a date or social event. In combination with the antiperspirants, this is still fairly effective but requires planning ahead and remembering to take it. I have fairly good medical insurance, but after talking it over with the doctor, the cost of Botox with the side effects and longevity of the treatment made me put it off as a final Hail Mary if all else fails. Finally, I got Dermadry and that's what I'm starting now, and we will see how this works for me.
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2023.06.10 20:13 omni_p0tato Insensitive question.
Hi all, Apologies for this insensitive question. It feels like this is the best place to ask. I had my vasectomy yesterday, and so far everything is absolutely fine. When reading medical literature about recovery it is impossible to find two articles that agree with each other. So I wanted to ask here.
Is there anything anyone here would suggest to recude the risk of getting the post vasectomy chronic pain? Any like anecdotes for causes etc.
The reason I ask. Is that one article says to ice the area, another says don't as swelling is part of healing. The info from my clinic says rest for 25 hrs then introduce activity slowly. Another article says rest for 2 days before doing anything. And the list just of inconsistencies just goes on and on.
One final part to this question. And again I apologise for the insensitivity in the question. 30 hours in I would now say I am pain free. In the experience of people in this group is that a sign I have avoided the chronic pain? Or does it develop later?
One final apology for the insensitivity / selfishness in the question. But I am desperate to try to avoid the chronic pain.
This also wasn't done light heartedly. It was a last resort for myself and my wife. Any hormone based contraceptive really messes my wife's head up (to the point of attempting suicide). Despite trying various types, sizes and lubricants condoms leave us both so sore for days to the point where we would just rather not have sex. Copper coil gave her B.V 4 times in 3 months. Literally one flare up as soon as the last had cleared. So it was vasectomy or tubes tied and this is the safer option.
Apologies and thank you in advance for any tips, advice or experiences shared.
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2023.06.10 20:00 No_West_1540 [WTS] L3 NGAL-A1 *+FREE V1-B*
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2023.06.10 19:55 arakiforgot cat stung by bee
EDIT: not sure if it was a bee he was stung with!!! I wrote the title without thinking. it LOOKED like some sort of honeybee but I didnt see it up close
Age: 10 months
status: male (neutered)
Body weight: ~3-4kg
Clinical signs: swelling and increased licking around area
Duration: during the last hour
Your general location: Scotland
hi all, my cat just got stung on his left paw and it's looking pretty swollen. he's been licking and grooming (?) it a lot. however he doesn't *seem* to be in pain (im aware ragdolls are like this though) as his body language is happy (tail up, normal meowing, trotting along) and he is acting normally apart from licking his paw a lot. he can take weight on it and seems fine walking. he's not lethargic and overall his behaviour and appearance is normal, again apart from his swollen paw and increased licking. we're currently trying to hold an ice pack to the paw to reduce swelling but he's not enjoying it.
what should we do? our local vet is closed rn and we live in the countryside so no emergency vets are around!!
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2023.06.10 19:42 scotrod Snap Nextcloud - How do I increase performance/speeds?
I've been using the Snap version of Nextcloud for over a month now and I'm happy with the user experience, but not with the performance of NC. I am looking for a way to boost it up, since I don't think that I'm hardware limited:
Ubuntu VM (ESXI host)
12 CPU cores (E5-2699V3)
16GB of ECC RAM
128GB SSD for the Ubuntu VM
Everything is connected with CAT5E cables and gigabit switch, so I'm not limited by the network.
Storage is attached via NFS mount which is shared via the network from TrueNAS. The TrueNAS has 32gb of memory for caching and 2x3TB drives which are in RAID 1. On this same TrueNAS, on the same disks I have SMB share which I've created just for the test. I can read/write on it with over 100MB/S without issues. In comparison, the best speeds I've got with Nextcloud are 25MB/S and those speeds don't even hold for too long. Usually I get around 10-12MB/S.
The Snap package has not been manipulated in any way from me - everything I've done was performed from the NC interface. Are there any logs which I can provide that can shed light why I have such a terrible performance with the product and is there anything I can do to increase it?
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2023.06.10 19:32 TheWatcher657 Why Alexee Will Be and Should Be Found Not Guilty. Case Analysis. The Real Guilty Parties Exposed. Long Read.
Hello. I know just from reading the title you are likely seething with rage and hate for Alexee. Likely you have already down voted this post. I am appalled by the number of people having already convicted Alexee and now want her lynched.
I am equally appalled by the amount of video the public has access too. This has tainted public opinion and makes it almost impossible she will be afforded a fair and unbiased trial based on actual evidence introduced in court. All of the surveillance video from inside the hospital should never have been released. This violates Hippa Laws and a patient's Right to Privacy. "When you use security cameras in a healthcare environment, the video footage that you record qualifies as PHI. As PHI, video surveillance footage must be protected according to HIPAA regulations.Jun 10, 2021"
Alexee was experiencing an acute medical and mental health emergency and the release / leak of hospital video violates her right to doctor patient confidentiality. For those whose blood is boiling what if this was inside an abortion clinic and a teenager was violated by the release of videos in a patient treatment area? Protesters would be enraged and demand action--where is the outrage here?
Based on the facts as currently known (no discovery yet just what is in public domain and can be verified) this is how I would defend Alexee during a trial. I ask you to consider all of the following:
--Innocence until proven guilty in a court of law--the cornerstone of our legal system and society.
I strenuously argue and expect the following be inadmissible and excluded from trial:
>All video of Alexee inside the patient treatment areas of the hospital--both security cameras and police body cameras excluded .
>Police bodycam footage from inside Alexee's treatment room should be Hippa protected. She has the expectation of doctor patient confidentiality. Police knew there was no crime actively happening inside the hospital room at the moment they entered. The question of IF a crime was committed already occurred in the toilet room previous to police arrival and there was no flight risk from Alexee in a hospital room with one way in and out.
Police violated her civil rights by entering her medical treatment room while Alexee was in a hospital bed. Further police by entering her hospital room delayed urgent medical care Alexee required and placed undue stressors on her during a critical moment when per the statements of the doctor she was hemorrhaging.
>At no point was she read her Miranda Rights. Any statements made during an acute medical and mental health crisis inside a treatment room without her being advised of her Miranda Rights cannot be used against her at trial.
--During all video of her in her treatment room and patient hallway areas--as has been so far illegally released to the public violating her Hippa rights-- Alexee was under the influence of pain medicine administered by the hospital.
Pain medicine alters how Alexee feels, her body's sensations, perception of said sensations, mental acuity, mental state, memory and cognitive ability--this is the whole purpose of pain medications. These are indisputable and known scientific facts for decades which have proven pain medications cause all of these reactions which is why every single pain med has strict warnings not to operate machinery, not to drive Et cetera, Et cetera, Et cetera........ (For those attacking Alexee as mentally deficient, "slow", retarded, "mentally off" and / or view her reactions as not appropriate the hospital had her hopped up on pain medications before she even went to the bathroom. I say shame on anyone convicting her in the court of public opinion under the influence of medication(s) and during an acute medical and mental health crisis.
>Purported pictures of Alexee with her cheer leading team in the grey shirt and holding the megaphone in her uniform. These pictures are all over the internet and have not been verified as authentic. I believe there is a high likelihood these particular pictures have been photo-shopped making them altered fakes. There are multiple indicators of the two most widely distributed photos showing they are not authentic.
The person who took said pictures, origin of the pictures, original metadata and chain of custody of these photos must be discovered and questioned. Once the absolute original files have been discovered, if they even exist, they need to be independently analyzed by a digital photography expert.
I ask everyone to please put the videos you have seen out of your mind as well as it should and will likely be for the jury during the trial. I ask you to consider the following facts as we understand them at this juncture. Use only the following facts to determine if there is any reasonable doubt concerning Alexee and what happened. Even a scintilla of doubt or uncertainty means Alexee should be adjudicated not guilty by a court.
During a trial I argue the following in defense of Alexee:
>Alexee is a teenager. She only recently turned 19. She is inexperienced in life, sex and relationships. Although technically an adult by a few weeks the law is contradictory. She is still in high school due to when she was born and started kindergarten. At 19 she cannot smoke cigarettes, vape or buy or drink alcohol. Society and the law has decided 19 is not old enough to make an informed decision on smoking and alcohol. Her mother treats her as a child.
>Alexee has been treated in such a way by her mother to be ashamed of teen sex and its possible consequences. Her mother despite good intentions created a relationship of shame regarding sex and loosing her virginity. Most teens and even young adults do not share intimate sexual details with theirs parents for many reasons. Consider the added stress the mother has created for years in a misguided attempt to protect her daughter.
People in general but especially children and teenagers deny they did something wrong when accused. A child is observed breaking an item and even though said child knows the parent saw her break the item often will deny they broke it when questioned. There are decades of child psychiatry and doctors to testify regarding this. Those young children grow up to be teenagers and if the parent(s) have not properly handled these learning opportunities at young ages the teenager will have--in this case 19 years--of improper responses of how to handle life.
>Alexee's mother was beaten and abused by her father so badly Alexee was born preterm with hip and spinal problems causing pain on and off her entire life. Imagine the unhealthy relationship regarding sex, men and pregnancy her mother--despite good intentions--during Alexee's life imprinted on a child and then a teen.
>Alexee was taking hormonal birth control pills. We do not know if these were prescribed for acne, menstrual problems or birth control reasons. If prescribed for acne or menstrual problems and Alexee's mom knew she was taking them this combined with her mom's many years worth of admonishment, forbidding and shaming of teen sex and her mother feeling confident her daughter was a virgin--this would create a mental assurance for her mother she could never possible be pregnant.
Likewise, regardless if Alexee was taking hormonal bc with or without her mom's knowledge she would be assured she was preventing any possibility of pregnancy and being safe. Hormonal bc is widely regarded as virtually 100% effective and the best non-surgical option for preventing an unwanted pregnancy. The Pill is the gold standard for being safe and responsible to the point it's common knowledge providing a false sense of security.
The pill is so ubiquitous as infallible even in pornographic videos it is commonplace for the teen or woman to state "pull out I'm not on the pill"--as if she was on the pill it would be 100% guaranteed safe. Teens and even adults are indoctrinated to commonly believe the pill is infallible--even in porn.
We know sex education is lacking in all public schools, her fundamentalist church certainly wasn't providing sex ed, her mom used fear, shame and abstinence as the only approach and her father was a scumbag abuser not even in her life in a meaningful way. Media targeted to teens promotes "safe sex" rarely making a point any bc can fail. It's promoted and considered as an absolute.
No matter how you consider the above facts both Alexee and her mom were very confident there was no way she could be pregnant. Taking the bc pill to Alexee was an assurance she could not become pregnant, she could not disappoint her mom--she was being safe with no risks and in a committed long term relationship. She wasn't "one of those girls" or the school slutt.
>Alexee gained some weight. Everyone knows the Pill can cause weight gain. Its the number one reason teenagers and young women state they don't want to take the pill. There is so much pressure on being thin--especially for a teenager and a high school student going to prom ect. When she noticed she gained some weight of course it was because of the bc pill. She can't be pregnant--of course not--because she's on the pill. How could she be? A quick Google search "can the pill make me gain weight" confirms its common.
If her mom knew about her being on BC this causes no alarms for her mom because not only does she believe her daughter is a virgin she's on the pill and the pill makes many women gain weight.
>Maybe--and we don't know--Alexee was on BC because of menstrual issues. If that was the case then any period irregularities would be explained by known period issues, the pill can make periods light or non-existent in many women so nothing to be worried about if she's irregular, besides irregular periods are common in teens--especially athletes, as a medical fact. It is well known many women bleed during pregnancy at the time when they expect to be having a period so think they are regularly menstruating.
There are even entire TV shows based on the woman not knowing she is pregnant--many are adults in their 30s, experienced in life and many even had previous children!! Plenty of incidents making this fairly common and plenty of respected medical doctors will testify in court to this phenomenon.
>Alexee was treated in the emergency room in December--one month prior--for back pain. The same back pain she experienced on and off her whole life--and the same back pain that would bring her to the ER the night she delivered. She would have been around 32 to 36 weeks pregnant (pregnancy full term is 40 weeks gestation even though everyone commonly thinks 9 months) and at the end of December when seen in the ER. No one, not a single medical professional noticed she was very pregnant while in the hospital four weeks prior to delivering a baby.
>Alexee tells her mom she is in pain in January and needs to go to the ER for treatment. This is significant. If Alexee knew she was pregnant and premeditated killing and hiding the baby from her mom, boyfriend and the world it makes absolutely no sense she would tell her mother she was in pain and needed to go to the hospital. If she premeditated murder and secrecy then she would not have presented herself to her mom in pain and needing medical help. Everyone has seen TV births--although not realistic--there is almost always pain and pushing and then a baby. So Alexee who has premeditated and purposely hidden 40 weeks or pregnancy fooling everyone--her mom, peers, boyfriend, coaches, teachers, nurses and doctors decides to tell her mom she needs to go to the hospital when IF she had realized she was pregnant and consciously hidden and schemed everything!?!?! This makes no sense.
We know for a fact she knew how to do things herself on the "down low". Afterall she wasn't having sex infront of her mom--she went somewhere private to do the deed. If her premeditated plan all along was to knowingly conceal........see where this is going?
>January ER visit considerations:
--Alexee's mom had three kids--makes her very experienced at pregnancy--and has no idea Alexee is pregnant.
>Alexee is seen by and triaged by a registered nurse. She does not notice she is full term and in active labor. The duty of and sole purpose of the triage nurse to identify acute medical conditions needing immediate and emergency treatment--like say heart attacks or active labor.
>Alexee is taken to a hospital exam room and seen by the intake nurse--another registered nurse-- who's duty is and is trained to takes vitals, acquire pertinent information, makes trained medical observations and prepares the patient for possible required exams for when the doctor arrives--all of this on behalf of the doctor.
This nurse does not notice she is full term pregnant and in active labor. Remember that part above "prepares the patient for possible required exams" if the nurse has any indications the issue was in anyway related to female reproductive organs or involved the vagina the nurse would have the patient--Alexee--change into a gown for a possible pelvic exam.
She does not do this--Alexee is not in a hospital gown so another registered nurse experienced in emergency medicine--nurse number two--is completely oblivious to a full term pregnancy and active labor.
>The doctor comes into the exam room. This is a licensed and trained medical doctor specializing in emergency medicine. She speaks with and presumably examines Alexee for her back pain--to do anything less is malpractice. This medical doctor, certified and practicing emergency medicine orders pain medicine administered to Alexee.
We have a trained and experienced MEDICAL DOCTOR that does not realize Alexee is full term pregnant and in active labor. Remember those photos on the internet I discussed earlier and believe them to be faked and photo-shopped? If they were real and she was that visibly pregnant tell me two registered nurses and a licensed medical doctor given the symptoms displayed, age of the patient and the obvious dynamic between mom and daughter about keeping her virginity and you still don't this she is full term pregnant and in active labor.
The dynamic observed between Alexee and her mom the doctor had the DUTY as a standard of car to ask the mother to leave the exam room so she could privately discuss things with Alexee.
>We have all been in the hospital and ER so we all know how this goes. We know another nurse came to administer the pain meds and to administer test(s) order by the doctor. (we also know this by the police interviews of all medical personal involved)
This is nurse number three not noticing a teenage girl is full term and in active labor!!! Not just any registered nurse but the Emergency Room CHARGE NURSE--the head of the nurses in the ER at that time. (he's the male nurse in the videos wearing a skull cap).
>We know one of the tests ordered by the doctor and administered was a pregnancy test. A pregnancy test that results POSITIVE. We have a teen girl patient in extreme pain who is sure she isn't pregnant and is adamant she is not pregnant because I don't believe she thought she was. This patient is in an exam room and you the medical staff and especially the doctor DO NOT immediately return to the exam room to conduct a simple and quick pelvic exam (which doesn't even require a doctor a nurse can do and routinely do pelvic exams).
>Instead the doctor orders an ultrasound. So time passes when a quick pelvic could have been done but wasn't and in comes the ultrasound tech. She DOES NOT HAVE THE PROPER WAND ATTACHMENT TO CONDUCT A PREGNANCY ULTRASOUND. On top of this she is an Ultrasound tech--certified and trained--and even after attempting an unsuccessful ultrasound doesn't realize Alexee is full term pregnant with a baby literally in the birth canal in active labor.
Keep in mind the certified and trained ultrasound tech who has done presumably dozens, if not hundreds, if not thousands of ultrasounds on pregnant women in labor--because ultrasounds are common in virtually every pregnancy--this tech doesn't realize Alexee is full term and in active labor.
We KNOW the ultrasound tech had to pull up Alexee's shirt to expose the skin on her stomach to attempt the ultrasound (because you can't do an ultrasound without skin to wand contact via some snot-like medical grade jelly).
IF the tech thought Alexee was in active labor, full term and close to delivering does anyone not think she wouldn't tell a nurse or the doctor?? "Hey you better check on this girl right now?"
>None of the medical staff even tells Alexee her pregnancy test was positive. Alexee and her mom still have no idea Alexee is pregnant.
>Alexee feels like she needs to use the bathroom--to have a bowel movement. The nurses and doctor allow her to get up, unaccompanied and waddle / run holding her bottom all the way down the hall. Alexee has NO IDEA she is pregnant--has never been told by any medical staff and didn't see the baby on the ultrasound because the tech botched the procedure not having the correct wand.
>Common knowledge to most people--lay people--as a baby enters the birth canal and crowns the woman feels an overwhelming urge to have a bowel movement. We expect even at the lowest and most minimal level of care by registered nurses and licensed doctors to know a woman in labor experiences a sensation of needing to have a BM before the baby is born. Medical facts and training teaches nurses and doctors to instruct the woman to push the baby out as if she was pushing to have a BM. We know virtually every woman has a BM at some point while pushing.
Alexee and her mom still have no idea she is pregnant at this point despite being seen by three registered nurses, an ultrasound tech and a licensed MEDICAL DOCTOR.
The medical staff KNOWS 100% Alexee is pregnant-and has known long enough to send in an ultrasound tech perform a botched ultrasound--and yet the medical staff knowing all of this allows Alexee to waddle-run down a hall holding her bottom, ALONE and be in a bathroom over 20 minutes.
We are so far past medical malpractice on so many levels to the point of gross negligence and blatant disregard for Alexee-the patient. I've seen a lot of cases of malpractice at busy hospitals but nothing has ever come close to the malpractice and willful disregard for patient care and safety as I have learned in this case.
>Alexee, doesn't know shes pregnant, feels like she needs to have an urgent BM. She's on the toilet, shes in pain, pushing feels good because that is what her body is telling her and everyone knows if you feel super constipated with a huge and heavy poop that's stuck as soon as you get it out you will feel better.
At some point Alexee's body takes over--humans are animals--and like animals a body will birth a baby as an automatic process regardless if the mom is ready or not. Regardless if the mom is even conscious or not--after all comatose patients have delivered babies spontaneously.
This is that time.
I know everyone is going to shout but she should have called for help ect ect.
Really think about this and consider:
>Alexee is a teenager, young and inexperienced with her body and womanhood. She only just barely meets the legal definition as an adult buy mere weeks and can't even buy vape or a pack of smokes and she's still in high school. An adult by technicality only she is in high school, acts very immature and has not had any life experiences as an adult.
>Alexee has been to the ER twice in 30 days time and is in the ER at this very moment sitting on a toilet with an incredible urge to poop, she's seen by half a dozen trained medical professionals even just moments ago and she knows they gave her a pregnancy test "just in case" and no one has told her she's pregnant, she's scared to death but in her mind she's on the birth control pill and not a single person at the hospital during two visits has told her she's pregnant. She has NO idea a baby is about to come out. It's not possible to her and based on all we know she has confirmation in her mind time and time and time again she is NOT PREGNANT. In fact, she is on her period she thinks, she sees blood--yes confirmation of period, cramps, pain, nausea--all valid, legitimate and known period indicators. She can't be pregnant as we have established and since she is at the hospital they would have told her if she was. She has back problems, thinks she is on or starting her period and is constipated worse than she has ever been--of course combined these are the cramps and pain from the pitts of hell.
>Experts will testify at some point in that toilet room she disassociates with her body. Now she is in fear, overwhelming pain, anxiety, young with limited life experience. She has been drugged by the doctors with pain medicine which affects her sensations and cognitive abilities and decision making. She wants to yell for help but she can't. There is no voice, no words and no actual realization as to what is happening to her.
>This is NOT unheard of. Fear is a power controller. Every person responds differently. Many people do nothing and totally freeze and are oblivious to external stimuli. History is full of people--aged and experienced adults who are trained professionals in life and death situations who freeze and cannot function or function in a totally illogical way.
--The airline pilot who despite thousands of hours of flight experience suddenly forgets how to fly or simply does nothing. Or does something so incredibly stupid and so contradictory to every bit of training and flying instinct makes the wrong response causing the plane to crash. (Atlas Air B767 / Continental Express Q400 / UPS A300)
--Trained soldiers in battle firing on their own fellow soldiers wearing the same uniform right in front of them but in that moment they kill their friends.
--A veteran police officer responding to a school shooting in Florida so overcome with fear he cannot enter the building to do the job he has trained, practiced and done for 25 plus years of his career resulting in dozens of children dying or injured.
--A respected gray-haired "old salt" ship captain who has crossed the Atlantic hundreds of times in his 50 year career--actually the admiral of the fleet-- who becomes impotent when his ship hits an iceberg and after giving the orders to evacuate disappears from leadership. (Titanic)
The recent Idaho murders the downstairs roommate, who has experienced actual adult experiences living on her own in college, comes FACE-TO-FACE with the killer while her four friends and roommates are bleeding out locks herself into her room, goes to bed and does NOTHING for hours until the net day. This is despite her admitting she heard a pained / muffled scream, moaning, an unknown voice and came face-to-face with the killer POTENTIALLY while the victims could have been saved with immediate medical care. She is defended by society as bearing no burden or negligence because she was young, scared and had been partying so was under the influence of substances.
Wait a minute........so was Alexee. Ironically some of the same people in this very forum who defended the Idaho roommate for being completely without burden by ignoring and going back to bed want to lynch Alexee or lock her up for her entire life.
Can we under all of these circumstances expect a teenage girl who has every legitimate reason to be sure she is NOT pregnant and not in labor expect her to be rational in this moment?
If Alexee herself didn't know she was pregnant, had no reason to expect she was pregnant, was on birth control, her mom who has had three pregnancies doesn't notice, her peers don't notice, her teachers don't notice, her coaches, her church, her boyfriend AND....
TWO VISITS TO THE ER / HOSPITAL 30 DAYS APART
the visit where the birth occurred:
THREE REGISTERED NURSES
EMERGENCY ROOM DOCTOR / LICENSED MD
If ALL of the people in Alexee's life and ESPECIALLY TRAINED MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS did not notice or realize she was not only pregnant but in active labor HOW CAN WE EXPECT ALEXEE--a teenager--TO REALIZE THIS WHEN SHE TOOK HERSELF TO A HOSPITAL WANTING HELP?
The hospital and its staff disgust me. They acted with total disregard to Alexee and human life. Not a single nurse or doctor even bothered to try and resuscitate the baby when it was found. Most likely the baby was beyond resuscitation but for medical professionals in a hospital to not even attempt to save the baby after totally botching the standard of care for Alexee up to this point shows how criminally negligent everyone who treated Alexee that night is culpable for the death of a child.
The state has WAY overcharged Alexee. At most she should be facing abuse of a corpse. She needs mental help not jail. She is not likely to ever re-offend.
The ER doctor should be charged with manslaughter and negligence resulting in a death as her level of care was grossly negligent.
My heart goes out to the little boy who is not live--stillborn or otherwise. All life is precious.
So is Alexee and her life. This is beyond horrible for all involved. Every single person in Alexee's life failed her time and time again.
Do not as a jury pr society fail her again and sentence her to life in prison. There is so much reasonable double of premeditation and medical negligence / indifference in this case it would be criminal for a jury to convict her of Premeditated Murder in the 1sr degree.
I pray for everyone involved on so many levels. This case has no winners--only losers . Every single person in contact at any point with Alexee--but especially on the night in question-- and Alexee herself has a heavy cross to bear for the rest of their lives.
The nurses and ultrasound tech should be retrained, put on probation to be monitored making sure they have the skills and judgements needed to care for patients and the medical doctor should lose her license.
Alexee especially as well as her mother and boyfriend need education and counseling.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
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2023.06.10 19:14 PossessedByCake I love the relationship I have with my partner’s family
(Sorry if formatting is weird, made this on mobile)
My relationship with my immediate family is pretty rocky to say the least. I dropped out of college after covid, and my parents never let me forget that “mistake.” My older brother has severe PTSD due to being in the army, and his traumas cause him to be very aggressive. It’s not his fault, but it’s not mine either; I couldn’t take the aggression, so him and I are pretty low contact. The only one I’m very close to is my twin.
I truly feel like my partner’s family is unintentionally filling that space left by my own.
His mom is one of the sweetest and strongest people I’ve ever met. She’s been through so much, beat everything against all odds, and has become an even better person in the end. She inspires me a lot, their whole family does.
Even though there is a language barrier, she has never not shown me love and support. She said if I ever move to Tunisia (where they are from and where she currently lives now), she will love me and take care of me as she would her own daughter; “I’ll forget all about [bf], you and I can go do things together!” (Joking of course). She even asked if I would like to try on one of their traditional dresses. I feel so honored and grateful for her.
His oldest sister is so funny. She’s always inviting me to Qatar (where her and her husband live). I have two brothers, so she feels like the big sister I never had. We’re always sending each other jokes and memes on social media. She’s given me good advice and resources.
She’s really hard on herself when it comes to her weight. Every time I see her doing this, I let her know that everything about her is beautiful and amazing. I hope she knows I truly mean it.
Recently I had some medical things come up. Thankfully nothing crazy or uncommon, but it did cause me the be in the worst pain I’ve ever felt in my life. I told my family, and aside from my twin and sometimes my mom, the rest didn’t really care.
His family messaged me every day to check in. They wanted to make sure I was ok, and they encouraged my partner to take me to the hospital when it got worse. He did, and I was able to get on medication to help my condition. Even now that I’ve healed, they have still checked in to make sure I’m doing alright.
I feel so much love and support from them, including my partner. I’m so thankful all of them are in my life.
I hope others have this kind of connection with their in laws/partner’s family as well. Family truly doesn’t have to be blood related. Thank you for reading.
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2023.06.10 19:14 Oxydentallyawesome The guys from American Pain were done dirty
I just watched this documentary, and even as someone who has struggled with opioids and part of the reason was the access I had in 2017, I don't blame those pain clinics. Had I just now discovered opioids there's no way I would have gotten hooked because you just can't find oxy on a regular basis anymore. Even though I really didn't understand dependency it was still my choice to keep using.
On the other hand, Purdue Pharma really did manipulate doctors with false marketing and false studies and as the manufacturer of the pill, I think you can reasonably blame them for the epidemic .
But, these two brothers - that were the epitome of Bro lifestyle - Ran a pain clinic 100% by the book. It was obviously a front to sell drugs, but the law allowed them to do it. They would pass every inspection from the DEA and even when they went undercover, they didn't find anything suspicious. This DUMB ass DEA agent went undercover, and the doctor asked him how much he drinks. He basically said he wanted to blend in so he said he drank every day and the doctor REFUSED to prescribe him. They even brought in one of the brothers that ran the clinic, and he also told him that they cannot prescribe him.
Morally you can certainly say that what they were doing was wrong but I don't think you can blame someone that was just taking advantage of what the law allowed .
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2023.06.10 19:04 smokingkrack Did I develop IBS? Or something different?
I went on a trip to Colombia and as soon as I got home I started having diarrhea multiple times a day. I don’t have insurance and after reading about travelers diarrhea I hoped it would go away. The frequency slowed but I was still having a movement once or twice a day. After almost a month of this I decided enough is enough and went to the clinic where they prescribed me an antibiotic. It seemed to be working and I started getting normal stool again. Soon after the problem resumed but in a different way. I will have a normal stool but followed by diarrhea once or twice shortly after. This is also accompanied by gas and bloating, and occasional stomach pain. I have nothing it gets worse after eating things like pizza and pasta. So, does anyone know if I contracted IBS or is this still surviving remnants of the infection?
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2023.06.10 18:11 yogurt123456789 My partner and I are struggling with their chronic illness. We are not getting any help from doctors.
My partner has gastroparesis that is caused by MALS. As well as a string of other mental illnesses including depression. Our journey to find a diagnosis has been both physically and mentally exhausting. She almost died from malnutrition because the doctors wanted more tests done before admitting her. When they finally did admit her, they fitted her with a feeding tube. What's great about these feeding tubes is that they're only supposed to last for 3 weeks. She's been using it for 3 months (we had to get it replaced a month after she got it).
During this time her Gallbladder failed giving her extreme abdominal pain. To the point where they had to surgically remove it.
Whenever we try to set up an appointment with specialists. They either tell her to speak with her PCP instead or schedule an appointment 4 months out. WE NEED TO SEE A DOCTOR NOW. Through some sort of luck she was able to set up an appointment with a specialist at the Mayo Clinic in Florida. We flew out and were able to get a whole bunch of tests done. One of the tests showed MALS which gave us hope that she will be cured through MALS surgery.
Not so fast though, doctor's want a simple MRA to confirm that she has MALS. Far enough, we'll schedule as soon as we can so we can get this behind us. MY GOD WE HAVE TO WAIT EVEN MORE BECAUSE THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IS SO BACKED UP WITH APPOINTMENTS. As someone who is generally healthy, I never realized how awful the state of our health care system is.
Due to this condition my partner experiences nausea, stomach pain, depression, very low blood pressure (to the point of almost passing out), a stomach that longer works, digestive issues, and malnutrition.
To say that this is putting a strain on our relationship is an understatement. Watching her suffer like this is extremely frustrating and seeing how she gets treated or passed around by doctors is infuriating. Not to mention the cost of all these tests and procedures. If wasn't for her still being on her parent's insurance she'd be dead by now.
My partner is a lovely person who was gone through so much trauma in her life. She attempted to unalive herself 4 times before we met. And now that she finally wants to live her body betrays her. She can't work or do any of things she enjoys anymore.
I don't know how much longer we can do this.
TLDR: Partner is sick with Gastroparesis caused by MALS. The healthcare system is so backed she has to wait months to get testing done and EVEN more months get any procedures done. It's become so debilitating she can't work and is in a bout of depression. I've become depressed and cynical watching her go through this.
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