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2023.06.08 20:44 jizzmyoscar Update from the Parking Garage Jumper

Hey stopdrinking, it's me, the guy who destroyed half his body in a failed suicide attempt. Thought I would drop in and give you guys an update on the last several weeks.
The hospital I was in searched for several weeks to find me a care facility or a rehab facility. According to them, facilities didn't want to take me until I could bear weight on my legs, and they were wary of admitting someone who had attempted suicide. Basically, I looked really bad on paper. Fair enough, I thought. I'll wait it out here in the hospital until I regain weight bearing status, and then they can more easily find me a place. Wrong. Very wrong. Their solution, keeping in mind that no one in my family had the capability of caring for me when I was wheelchair bound, was to send me to drumroll please a homeless shelter. Yes, a homeless shelter in a city I'm very much not familiar with. I cried when the nurse told me this. A transport van came and took me to the shelter. Once there, they took all my stuff, including the books and drawing supplies that were a key part of maintaining my positive attitude. This was around 2pm. They then escorted me into their chapel (major red flag for me), where I sat for several hours while old western movies were projected on a large screen. More people trickled in as the hours passed. Finally, at 6pm, dinner was served. No comment. When we shuffled back into the chapel, the stage had a bunch of speakers and music equipment. Cool, live music. No. What followed was a mandatory hour long sermon delivered by a twiggy fucking need singing shitty Christian pop songs and reiterating time and again how I would end up in hell without good old JC in my heart. He punctuated his sermon with plenty of "dudes" and "bros" to let us know he was a totally hip guy. I was furious. I have no problems with anyone's religion. But this shit was being shoved down my throat, and I am absolutely NOT ok with that. Once it was over I asked the guy next to me what we did now. "We go to bed." So I rolled down the hall and climbed into a bottom bunk in a room with 5 other bunk beds. At least 3 of my roommates snored. Somehow I managed a few hours of sleep. In the middle of the night I needed to use the bathroom. Well, my wheelchair wouldn't fit in their main bathroom. I was directed to the shower room. The tight confines there wouldn't allow me to turn into their handicapped stall. The man they had standing guard over the shower room had to lift up the back wheels of my chair to point me into the stall. Afterwards I went back to my bunk and laid awake with my eyes closed until the 6am wake up call. First thing in the morning, everyone is required to shower. Well, they didn't have accommodations for someone wheelchair bound in their showers, so I couldn't do that. At 7am, everyone was required to leave for the day until curfew at 4:30. I got a day pass, which meant I once again would be sitting in the chapel all day watching shitty daytime TV. At one point I asked for help to get into the bathroom stall. The workers looked confused. Turns out I shouldn't legally be there. Them helping me into the stall was a liability. After they made confused calls to the hospital I came from, the only logical conclusion anyone could draw was sending me to a different hospital.
So 911 was called and I was whisked by ambulance to the emergency room, where a confused staff tried to make sense of what was happening to me. I was admitted, and spent the next couple weeks there. On the 24th of last month, I was finally able to put weight on my legs. I walked for the first time in nearly 3 months. It hurt like hell. The combination of nerve pain, serious injuries, and atrophied muscles was certainly not fun. But I was ecstatic to reach the milestone. A hospital social worker soon informed me they found a rehab hospital for me. I looked at their website. Damn, it was a nice place. Really nice. Then I got a UTI and an infection in my lungs. Yay. Managed to kick it with a hefty several rounds of antibiotics. A few days later, I arrived at the rehab hospital, where I sit now.
I started with the daily 3 hours of physical and occupational therapy on Monday. According to my occupational therapist, I far surpassed the goals she set for me in the first few days. I'm walking at least a few hundred feet each day with the aid of a walker. In just 4 days I have felt an enormous amount of progress. Walking still hurts a fair amount when I put weight on my left leg, and I expect to use a walker for at least a few more weeks. Stairs are also gonna be an obstacle. But I fully believe I'm headed in the right direction.
I will still have a lot of work to do once I get back home. I have a lot of trust I need to start rebuilding with family and friends. I need to figure out what I'm going to do for work now. Going back to being a chef is kinda outta the question now. But that's OK, I can now go back to enjoying cooking for myself and people I love. I need to find a new place to live. I'm open but slightly hesitant about the prospect of a sober living house. I don't do well with roommates. But these are all issues to tackle as they come. Hopefully I won't have anymore hiccups that equal what I've already been through. Either way, I'll be sure to let you all know how it goes. Sorry about the long winded post! Talk to you folks soon!
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2023.06.08 20:43 Jolly_Eye6692 dealing with loneliness in school

everyday in school i’m usually by myself. i used to have a friend but they suddenly left me for a bigger group of friends which really impacted me. i tried to be stoic and i didn’t really feel the need for revenge or anything. but it just hurt me and still does because i really cared and was a good friend to that person. it proves to me that being too kind and putting trust in people is always my fault.
so right now, i have to be at lunch alone, go home alone, sit during pe by myself, and be constantly left out in many situations. it’s just so suffocating to hear everyone else have fun without me. i just wanna be included as well. i feel like i have no one to count on, and tbh it’s always been like this.
however stoicism says that loneliness is good. i just find this contradicting because i think i’m too lonely. even at home, i have no siblings and my parents are gone to work which just leaves me isolated in the house. i do go out, and occasionally with some close friends, yet i still feel so goddamn lonely and invisible.
is there any advice for this ):
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2023.06.08 20:43 redditish Ryan Cohen's new powers 💪: "The new executive function to his previous role gives him control over capital allocation, evaluating potential investments and acquisitions, and overseeing the managers of the company’s holdings, GameStop said in a regulatory filing."

So long as he uses his new powers wisely with lots of good input from great advisors, it could result in a lot of value creation for GameStop, investors and consumers. He needs to crowd source ideas.
Like here is one idea we need to get to him - he should start using social media influencers to be brand ambassadors (paying them commissions for sales they help generate). Creating unique URLs for them similar to what Amazon does, or giving them unique promo codes they can share with their followers. There is virtually no cost, and only upside. Most influencers and their followers are gamers, and it would be a great fit.
Ryan Cohen should also try to work directly with front line employees when possible. They see what's going on best, and can provide great insights on some matters. Putting the GameStop lawyer in charge of managing personnel might put a barrier between Ryan and the information he needs. So I think Ryan needs to be directly in contact with staff members throughout the organization. If he commits to running around the country to gather info and insights, it will help ensure the company keeps running well for everyone.
The quote in my post title above is from this negative leaning article linked below. Although the article is harsh, it does provide feedback that is useful. GameStop still has a lot of potential, and I think everyone would benefit from seeing the company succeed on the highest level. 👍👍👍
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2023.06.08 20:42 nussbomb [WTS] Top Notch Decants -- Creed, Louis Vuitton, Tom Ford, Roja, MFK and MORE -NUSS- (Decant)

Welcome to my Decant Shop, I really enjoy what I do!

QUICK PSA: Hey guys, I'm not sure what's going on with my messages but they don't seem to be loading correctly. I'm constantly having to uninstall and reinstall the app. So if you have an outstanding order with me and it's been longer than normal and I have not shipped it, LET ME KNOW. Alot of my messages are getting deleted.

Haven't posted the list in 20 DAYS so here we go!

New Frags/Restocks This Week:

Decant Examples

Parfums De Marly

10 mL - $29 (+$4 ea for 3 for 64)
15 mL - $43
30 mL - $72
50 mL - $109

10 mL - $26
15 mL - $38
30 mL - $69
50 mL - $99
60 mL - $132

10 mL - $33 (+$8 ea for 3 for 64)
15 mL - $46
30 mL - $85

10 mL - $32 (+$7 ea for 3 for $64)
15 mL - $42
30 mL - $75
50 mL - $115


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15 mL - $49
30 mL - $89


10 mL - $26 (+$2 ea for 3 for 64)
15 mL - $36
30 mL - $69
50 mL - $109
100 mL - $199

10 mL - $26
15 mL - $35
30 mL - $65
50 mL - $105

10 mL - $28 (+$2 ea for 3 for 64 deal)
15 mL - $39
30 mL - $74
50 mL - $115

Older Creeds / Vintage

10 mL - $29 (+3$ ea for 3 for 64)
15 mL - $41
30 mL - $74
30 mL - $115

Louis Vuitton

10 mL - $32
15 mL - $44
30 mL - $85
50 mL - $125

10 mL - $38
15 mL - $52
30 mL - $104
50 mL - $175


10 mL - $26
15 mL - $35
30 mL - $65
50 mL - $99


10 mL - $17 (Add-On)
15 mL - $25
30 mL - $39


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15 mL - $30
30 mL - $55

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15 mL - $34

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30 mL - $72


10 mL - $26
15 mL - $36
30 mL - $65
50 mL - $99
60 mL - $118
100 mL - $165

10 mL - $29 (+$3 ea for 3 for 64)
15 mL - $39
30 mL - $69
50 mL - $109
60 mL - $134

10 mL - $33 (+5 ea for 3 for 64)
15 mL - $45
30 mL - $91
50 mL - $129

10 mL - $35 (+8 ea for 3 for 64)
15 mL - $49
30 mL - $95
50 mL - $145

10 mL - $35 (+10 ea for 3 for 64)
15 mL - $51
30 mL - $108

50 mL - $199

Maison Francis Khurkdjian

10 mL - $29
15 mL - $39
30 mL - $75
50 mL - $119

10 mL - $33
15 mL - $46
30 mL - $92
50 mL - $145

10 mL - $38
15 mL - $53
30 mL - $106
50 mL - $179

Yves Saint Laurent

10 mL - $29
15 mL - $39
30 mL - $76
50 mL - $125


*Vetiver PC GIMMECHEAP Temporarily
10 mL - $26
15 mL - $36
30 mL - $69

10 mL - $33
15 mL - $46


10 mL - $29
15 mL - $38
30 mL - $76
50 mL - $119


10 mL - $31
15 mL - $43

- Dior Privee Line -

10 mL - $26 (3 for 64)
15 mL - $36
30 mL - $66
50 mL - $99


10 mL - $36
15 mL - $49

10 mL - $39
15 mL - $55

Royal Crown

10s of each for $65
10 mL - $35
15 mL - $49
30 mL - $93


10 mL - $26
15 mL - $37
30 mL - $69

By Kilian

- 3 x 10 mL for $85

10 mL - $32
15 mL - $45
30 mL - $85

10 mL - $35 (+$3 ea for 3/85)
15 mL - $49
30 mL - $95

10 mL - $39 (+$8 ea for 3/85)
15 mL - $55
30 mL - $108

Assorted Designers / Add Ons

\Add $3 if purchased by self. No charge if added on to order.*


Decant Add-Ons

10 mL - $14
15 mL - $22
30 mL - $43

10 mL - $19
15 mL - $26
30 mL - $48

10 mL - $21
15 mL - $31
30 mL - $59

10 mL - $28
15 mL - $38
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2023.06.08 20:41 dayknower LF: Apriball HA Eevee FT: Apriball HA Eevee, H. Zorua, HA Fennekin, HA raid starters, other Aprimon or just ask

I'm trying to complete my Eevee Aprimon collection and still need the following (with the HA):
In return, I can offer:
If none of these are to your fancy, I am also open to trade items or other stuff. Just ask and we'll see if we can make a deal. Thanks in advance :)
Just note that I'd have to breed the mons you'd get in return (and transfer them from HOME to Scarlet for that), so it could take a while to make a trade.
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2023.06.08 20:41 Mad-Mandrake Broke up with boyfriend. Questioning if I have bpd

I haven't been diagnosed with BPD, but after this breakup I feel highly suspected that I have it after doing a lot of research and self reflection. Or at least cptsd, irdk.
(tw////// gore/animal injury warning)
Either way, as a vent, this has been one of the worst months ever for me. Within this month, my 2 y/o puppy was spayed, after 5 days, had a complication where a small portion of her intestine fell out (it would've all came out if we hadn't quickly bandaged it and took her to the emergency vet), and during her second recovery time, I had spent the entire night every day watching her breath so my mother wouldn't have to do it all on her own, as well as helping out during the day time. During this month, I also had the stress of having my own surgery which is coming up in a week to remove my gallbladder, and basically change my digestive life forever, so during the time before the surgery, I've been in chronic pain (which is why it needs out) During the time of watching my puppy, I neglected my relationship (for context, we've been together for 2.5 years and have lived together the entire time. We're both art college students age 20, but we were always very great at commicating and had a bond, except during long due to our own traumas, texting was harder and we'd struggle communicating more) (right now he's 5 hours away bc we're home during college break and live in differeng states) and basically, we hadn't been able to call or text this entire time bc of our conflicting schedules.
Well, we got into a fight through text last week. The next day, we still fought a little but he refused to call. In his friends gc I'm in, I said something not related at all which was heavily taken the wrong way. One of his friends sent a message accusing me of something awful. Immediately, I was panicking and made an impulsive decision. After freaking out to him through text and the lack of feeling like he cared, I told my boyfriend impulsively how I couldn't handle the relationship and its over etc etc (something I truly regret)
He responded, "okay 👍", and that was that. Que all my frantic texts and apologies once I realized what I did, he refused to want to call to talk about it. Mind you, this entire talk had been through text. I wanted to call to communicate. Im soneone who highly values talking things through amd hearing his feelings. He said he didn't want to talk and would let me know when he could, bc he said he was hurting too and needed space. I respected that, no no more texting, no attempts at calls. Que a whole 7 days go by of me just panicking, in emotional pain every day, waiting for him, reflecting, learning about myself, wauting to have this call where i tell him all that i learned, what i feel bad about, what his feelings are, how i want to turn a new leaf, etc. During the time, I was under the impression that before we were going to 100% end things, we'd call about it first. But nope, during that whole week, while I was waiting, checking my phone every 2 seconds, he was moving on. He was completely moved on by the time I contacted him again. He wpuld send messages like "stop worrying so much" why wouldnt i be worrying?? We never got to call and its ending so soon! Im missing my best friend and am just now hearing that ill be losing you, while this entire time youve been moving on and putting up an emotional wall!someone who had truly loved me and showed actual genuine care is suddenly texting in a tone of indifference, hatred, etc. And we still hadn't called about it. We're going to do the call today, actually, but, after i prodded and took a risk abd asked him what type of comvo was it/whether he was interested in seeinh where things went instead of already 100% deciding before we talked, he made it clear that there was no chance of a resolution in terms of getting back together, he wants to just continue a friendship. And all in that time he's texting "don't get too worked up over it :)" as if saying "I'm fine. I've moved on. Oh? You didn't know that's what I was doing? I assumed you were coping too, even tho I told you we could call first" If I had known that's what the conversation was going to be, I wouldn't have waited, been in emotional pain, dwelling in hope, checking your Twitter every second. If he had told me upfront what was happening, I could have moved on too. I just feel bitter and angry. It feels cruel that he let me dwell in my loneliness and hope while he avoided feeling anything at all by packing his schedule full every day from 9am-3am with friends. It feels like it was intentionally meant to hurt me.
I am really hurt, during this month alone, my puppy had a terrifying surgical complication, I didn't sleep or eat, I have a surgery scheduled in 5 days, my parents have been fighting, my boyfriend, who we both mutually loved each other, ended things on a dime without calling first or wanting to put in any effort to resolve things, I found out I probably have BPD (reflections based on past interactions and how I've been the entire relationship. Which at this point, now that I know what's wrong with me, I really wanted to make an effort to change/get therapy and have healthier relationships with ppl and to share this news with him to tell him i know how ive been acting and now will make efforts to be a new healthier person now that i can identify my feelings/actions/episodes), I lost my best friend (my boyfriend), litterally also lost all of his friends, which I was friends with too, who have ghosted me, he's ghosted me, my room is in shambles bc I was in the middle of reorganizing everything, I've just been so lonely feeling trapped in a house without a car (my sister has it right now) and no friends, the person I would talk to about everything being gone. I just feel awful, I wish I had known about bpd earlier so i could heal. I wish I hadn't put all my stakes on my ex boyfriend in terms of thinking it'd last forever and not making my own friend group apart from his. And now, all I have to look forward to is instead of rooming with him during college next semester, I have to room with a complete stranger, all alone and with no friends.
This is just a truly miserable experience. I'm booking therapy now and am going to see what I'm diagnosed with. But, either way this is a time I can work on myself now and try to live for myself and not others. Time to start my career, heal from my mental health issues, heal from physical health issues, create my own friend group, and get some independence.
Thanks for reading this far and sorry for the rant/vent, this time just f'n sucks man! I'm surprised I'm as coping as I am without falling into one of my weird severe depersonalization episodes.
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2023.06.08 20:41 iammitchconner82 Strange change in my blood pressure

I have been struggling with being over weight for a long time and it cought up with several years back and I have had high blood pressure for a while now. I'm on Amlodipine and Propranolol to help but even on the medications I am almost always around 160 over /110 with around 112 pulse and have been as high as 192/124. And that is all resting blood pressure. No exercise or exertion in any way, just sitting down. I have been having numbers in this range for the last couple of years now and I know it's bad and my primary care doctor doesn't seem to care.
Regards. The weird issue I'm having is that I just went to the ER last week for pain in my left flank and vomiting. Sure enough, there was a kidney stone. Not just any stone. An 8mm stone that is entirely blocking my ureter. I was sent home with pain meds and antibiotics and a referral to a urologist to have a stent put in. I am now on day 4 of having this stint I'm my ureter and will be having it removed on Mondaythe 12th. Well ever since this kidney stone has been stuck in my ureter, my blood pressure has gone down to being almost normal for some reason. I'm seeing numbers that I haven't seen in years. 122/88, 110/92, 126/100 etc. And it's like that every day. At first I thought it was the pain meds but even after I ran out. My blood pressure is still looking the same. I'm just wondering if there is anyone that could explain why this is and whether or not I should be taking my blood pressure meds when it's already this low. Thanks
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2023.06.08 20:41 STEADYthrust [WTS] Boos Blades Aero FF #6 Custom (price reduction)

Hi Knife Bros,
Boos Blades Aero FF #6 - SV $455 OBO
Third Owner but knife is in excellent condition. Full custom from Boos with amazing action. I've never carried or cut with this knife just flipped. Blade is 154CM at 61HRC knifesteel nerds heat treat. Handle is anodized arctic blue, pocket clip and backspacer are light bronze, and blade is beadblasted. Pivot screw has the dot configuration with light bronze color. Handles have the infinity milling pattern. Boos Blades #6 page. Comes with Boos 3d printed box and DOB card. Original cost was $550 with the milling pattern (so you are saving about $95 for a mint condition boos custom). Blade to handle ratio is great and weight is well under 1oz/in. Knife has 3.35 blade and weighs 2.4oz. This knife disappears into your pocket but has a fairly usable blade. Lock up is great.
Feel Free to make a reasonable offer via chat/dm.
Rules: I am looking to sell, not trade. I will ship out within 24-48 hours of sale. Paypal F&F only. Included shipping is for Conus only. Will ship priority flat rate and insure for the sale value of the knife. I reserve the right to deny a sale if you are sketch.
Let me know if you have any questions or want to haggle.
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2023.06.08 20:41 Mista9000 Perfectly Safe Demons -Ch 14- Bruised and cheerful

[Chapter One]

Prev and Next

Rosifo Girtwoud woke up feeling sore and exhausted. He slept well, but never as long as he’d have liked. He could hear his roommates moving around and getting ready for their days. Sitting up in bed, he stretched and took stock. His new job was physically demanding, but it was the best job he’d ever had. By a lot. He loved having his own room in a nice place, all thanks to his generous new salary! He could even afford to eat as much as he wanted, a luxury he’d not even dreamed was possible. Last night he ate three helpings of honey glazed pork at the pub! Still clumsy from sleep, Ros shrugged on a tunic and clean slacks, pausing for a second to appreciate the lordly quality of the garments. He still couldn’t believe he owned such nice things, and the Chief just gave it to him! Well, everyone got a few, but that didn’t make it any less special. Ros put on his belt as he went downstairs to the kitchen, where a few of his roommates were eating breakfast and the landlady was pulling some fresh buns out of the wood fired oven.
“Hey there’s the champ now!” called out Rikad, his housemate and co-worker.
“Heh, there are some perks to being the lightest guy on the squad!” Ros replied, referring to the agility drill he had won at work yesterday. Three days a week of training was by far the hardest part of the job, being trained by the Chief was like weathering a storm. Terrifying and dangerous, but something you could be proud of surviving. The other three days a week they worked were a holiday in comparison. Sitting on carts and standing by warehouses was easy.
Ros devoured his huge bowl of sweetened oats and then three buttered fresh buns. Pushing back from the long table with a satisfied sigh, he got up to leave for work with Rikad. The spring morning air was brisk, and they made sure to stay out of the way of loaded carts and riders that zipped by on the narrow cobblestone streets.
“What do you reckon the Chief will have us do today?” Rikad asked.
Ros snorted, “Quit embarrassing ourselves and pick up the pace?”
“Hah! That’s hardly a guess! I liked the knife throwing we did a few weeks ago, that was fun. I hope it’s not all runs and drills, I’m still aching from yesterday,” Rikad said.
“Yeah, I like combat drills. Other than when I have to spar with the Chief. He’s like a mountain that’s fast. I think the day I get a point on him, I’ll buy the whole team a beer!” Ros motioned a lunging jab as they walked.
“We’ll be too old to drink by then!” Rikad teased.
They were in for a typical training routine, a morning lecture on tactics and formations, some solo weapon drills, a short run, then a hearty lunch delivered from the nearby deli. Other days they just called a food cart into the yard with them, but Ros liked the deli lunches better. Also the novelty of someone else buying his lunches was thrilling. Ros assumed that this must be how pretty girls felt all the time. Maybe less sore and less yelled at. But maybe not.
The real highlight of the day was Ros got to see the owner of the whole company when he came out to observe their exercises. Ros hadn’t seen a real lord up close before he started at Pandemonium, and he thought it was one of the biggest perks. Mostly he looked like a tired doctor or shopkeeper, but Ros wasn’t disappointed. He had a nobility of his bearing, clarity in his eyes and an aura of authority. Even the Chief changed when he was around him! Seeing the him defer to anyone spoke volumes to their importance. Not only was he the lord of a whole company, he was also a mage! They were super rare even before the Church started purging all those heresies in their College of Magic, but now he wasn’t even sure there were any in the city!
“Agility drills are done! Imma talk to Mage Thippily, so you lot do some king of the hill sparring; Sword ‘n board! Ros and Kedril start!” boomed Chief of Security Stanisk.
Ros staggered exhaustedly to the equipment racks to get an arming jacket, leather helm, training sword and shield.
“Mage Thippliy is watching,” he whispered reverentially to himself as he geared up.
“Mind your tone or he’ll turn you into a turnip!” called Rikad.
Kedril grinned, “Hah, He’ll turn you into a turnip, Rik. He’ll just look at Ros and see his work is already done!”
Ros used to despise Kedril. He embodied everything Ros had yearned to become: handsome, confident, affluent, and sharp-witted. The team's dynamic was confrontational, rife with competition; they raced, fought, and scored against one another all day, three days a week. It had taken Ros a while to grasp that they were, in fact, a team. Kedril, infuriatingly attractive, devoted time to helping Ros in a few drills last week and offered valuable advice. So, albeit begrudgingly, Ros began to admire him. Kedril was older by a few years, substantially larger, and appeared to be one of the few who already had some training in arms. The prospect of sparring with him didn’t excite Ros.
Fresh from drills and immediately thrown into sparring, sweat trickled into Ros's eyes. The sting impaired his vision. He repeated to himself, 'Elbows in, shield up, tip forward, hips back,’ partially to fix his stance, partially to focus. Kedril was typically in better shape than him, but now appeared even more worn out. His guard was lax and messy, creating a gaping opening. Ros seized the opportunity and struck with a swift, precise jab. In the fleeting instant the jab took, Kedril's shield snapped into position, and his tip dealt a solid blow to Ros's ribs just beneath his sword arm. It was a feint - a brilliantly executed display of weakness where he was most prepared, exactly the tactic Stanisk had explained yesterday.
“Mashed Turnip!” Kedril shouted to the cheers of the others.
“Ros! You lost because your stance is awful! Keep lower! Coiled spring, lad!” the Chief shouted from across the yard.
Ros raised his hands over his head to cede the point and sat at the end of the bench. He hated losing, but he had expected to lose. He gratefully grabbed a cup of water and watched Kedril make short work of a few more challengers. It seemed like they were picking on him, but Ros was coming to understand they were also bonding with him, and these might be the closest friends he’d ever had. Not that it was a high bar, and he didn’t like all of them, but they had his back, and that meant a lot. Finally Jourgun, the biggest lad on the team, tore into Kedril with so much energy and fury that no amount of clever tactics could stop him. Even though he knew these were his friends, seeing Kedril getting bashed in the face with a shield was almost as good as seeing a real mage!
One thing Ros appreciated about training days was that they were shorter. After the sparring, Stanisk pulled aside Kedril and Jourgun for additional work, and dismissed the rest of the men. Ros trailed behind some of his newfound friends to a peculiar place where one would sit, fully naked, in a steam-filled room, all for two glucks.
“This is a sex thing, right?” Ros asked Rikad cautiously.
“What?! Light, no! It’s to relax and heal," Rikad explained. "They place herbs on hot rocks, we sit there, sweat, and breathe in the steam. It’s excellent, you’ll love it!”
“Sounds like we’re all naked and sweaty, though?” Ros remained convinced this was some intimate activity he wasn’t fully grasping. Rikad rolled his eyes and even paid Ros’s entry fee.
Inside the dim, tiled room was surprisingly comfortable. The steam smelled slightly of herbs and medicine, and it was so thick he couldn’t even see the far wall. A quick survey of the others revealed they were just as covered in bruises as he was, which gave Ros a fresh sense of camaraderie. They towelled off, dressed, drank some cold water, and left the strange business without any hint of the carnal encounter Ros had suspected. Despite his lingering confusion about the whole place, Ros liked it and wanted to come back. He appreciated his squadmates not making a single steamed turnip joke. He was hoping that didn’t stick as a nickname, he felt it didn’t remotely suit him.
After the steam, their muscles relaxed and the day's tension eased away. Ros and Rikad were starving. It had been hours since lunch, so they headed to a nearby tavern for drinks and dinner. Being able to simply enjoy food and drink without concern for the price was an intoxicatingly fresh experience. In fact, Ros enjoyed this newfound freedom even more than the meal itself.
After a huge dinner and a few beers Ros paused, and opened up a little.
"Did you know this is the pub where I talked the Chief into hiring me?"
"Really? To be honest, I've always wondered about that. No offence, but you're a lot smaller than the rest of us." Rikad pushed away his empty plate, taking a long drink of his beer.
"Yeah, I saw the Chief in here, dressed like a shining champion, buying ladies drinks and rounds for the whole bar. He was so confident and kind and relaxed. But also obviously dangerous. I’d never seen anyone like him!" Ros gestured to the tavern maid for a refill. "I must have been a sight. My clothes were more patch than original cloth, I was so skinny you could've counted my ribs through a sweater. Not that I had sweater money!" Ros reflected on the lean muscle he'd gained in recent months with inward satisfaction.
"Did the Chief take you for a beggar?"
Ros bristled at the suggestion. "Hell no! I've never begged in my life, I've always earned my keep!" his brief flare of indignation faded immediately. "No, he thought I was a refugee, from some starving backwater. Of course, I corrected him—after he bought me dinner!"
"Hah! The proper sequence," Rikad agreed, laughing.
"Anyway, he asked about my plans. I told him I was waiting till I was eighteen to join the army and serve the Emperor."
"You've certainly filled out since I met you, but I'm not sure you'd pass the army physical even now," Rikad cautiously speculated.
"The Chief was blunter about it. 'Yer so scrawny, a necromancer would find ya offputting, the army ain't gonna waste rations on ya.'" Ros imitated Stanisk’s gruff rural northerner accent.
"Hah! That sounds about right. Which makes your wearing company purple less clear than ever!" Rikad replied.
"Well, he asked if I knew my way around the city. I said I've tread every cobblestone here, so he offered me a job running letters and picking up parcels. Better work than sweeping alleys for a half-gluck and stale bread. I figured a fancy man like him would pay alright."
The waitress finally brought the next round, and Ros paused to take a long drink. Setting his mug down, he continued. "I walked into the Chief's office, and there he was behind that tiny desk with his book and quill. He looked like a cave troll trying to be a librarian. But I wasn't gonna laugh—it was still the Chief. He said, 'We don’t got a lot for now but I’ll give you a list in the morning, and see that it gets done.' I said ain’t fancy, I don’t know how to read! He didn't lose his cool. He simply nodded and said, 'Alright, just report to me in the morning, and we’ll get you started.' Oh, and he warned me never to speak to the Mage unless spoken to, which suited me fine."
Ros took another drink of his beer, wiped his mouth with the back of his hand, and continued. "I was hoping for five gee a day. I’d probably have done it for a lone gluck, to be honest. So imagine my shock when he apologised that he could only offer me twenty glucks a day!"
"Where were you living, that five would've been enough?" Rikad asked, curious.
Ros, slightly flushed from the beer, leaned forward. "Under a bloody hedge!" He burst into laughter at his own expense.
"That's rough man," Rikad commented, shaking his head.
Ros nodded. "It was, but it's behind me now. After a month or so of running errands, the Chief finally let me join the crew he was training. That's how I ended up a part of the elite guard of a learned lord mage."
Rikad, his face ruddy, pointed his finger at Ros’s chest. "It’s your attitude! You always train the hardest. It’s changed the whole team's tone."
Ros nodded again, serious. "I gotta! The fifteen hundred gee I make every month now is probably more than I did in the last decade. Total! I bet we make as much as a knight commander does leading a thousand soldiers!"
Rikad looked at him suspiciously. "Wait, a decade? Aren't you still a teenager?"
Ros shrugged. "It's been a long, hard time. Anyway, I know I promised to go to see that folk band with you tonight, but I'm spent. I think I might call it an early night." He finished the beer in two long gulps and stood up.
"I get it. Besides, tomorrow's Sunday. We can finally sleep in!" Rikad pointed out.
Ros woke to a frantic pounding on his bedroom door. It was still dark out.
“Go away! Keep it down! You’ll wake the whole house!” Ros grumbled, mostly asleep.
“Come on man! Emergency meeting at the training yard. We gotta go now!” Rikad hoarsely whispered.
“Ah, that’s not good!” Ros threw on some clothes and headed out the door with his friend.
“Think it has something to do with what Kedril and Jourgun were doing after work?” Ros asked.
“Maybe? That was hours and hours ago, and those guys are great, and they were with the Chief,” Rikad countered.
They jogged through the mostly empty streets. The moons were behind clouds, and the dew made the cobblestones slick. The faint flickering of their leviathan oil lamp cast strange shadows in the foggy night. The city felt on edge, too many people on the streets in the middle of the night, whispering. A few times Ros thought he heard something about thunder and demons, which did nothing to calm his growing panic.
“What if something happened to Mage Thippily? Are we all unemployed now?” Ros asked, knowing Rikad knew as much as he did.
“What is the business we guard? Something to do with magically formed super secret goods that no one was allowed to talk about. I think? I should have asked,” Rikad lamented.
Finally they made it to the yard, and Kedril was standing at the gate, torch held aloft.
“Good lads! Go into the workshop and take a seat. The Chief has some tea on.” Kedril’s voice was as calm and steady as ever, but his face was pale and drawn, and his eyes never focused on them, just scanned the night intently.
“Inside? Are you sure?” Ros had never gone inside; that was the single biggest rule.
Kedril just nodded. Ros and Rikad looked at each other for courage and moved forward. The big yard door to the workshop opened a crack, and warm light was spilling out. Rikad motioned Ros to go first, and he poked his head in, fully expecting to lose it.
“Oy, is that Ros? Git your scrawny ass in here,” Chief Stanisk rumbled.
The two men felt like flies exploring a web, but inside was surprisingly normal. Five other guards were already there, and the room was a lot like any other workshop. It had planked floors, shelves and tables and one corner was even converted into a kitchen. There were a few simple stools set up, and two incredibly luxurious loungers. Like everyone else, Ros and Rikad took a stool. The Chief gestured to a kettle and mugs for the tea, but no one seemed interested.
“What’s happening, is everyone okay?” Ros finally asked.
“Short answer is yes, for now.” Stanisk said calmly. “We’ll give the other lads a few minutes to get here, then I’ll explain.”
“Holy light, sir! You aren’t wearing your armour!” This unsettled Ros more than anything he’d seen all night, it was like seeing a bear shaved. Chief was just sitting there in trousers and a shirt, sipping tea. He’d never seen the Chief without armour.
“Needs cleaned,” he answered cryptically.
Follow up questions were interrupted by the rest of the men arriving, followed by Kedril and then Jourgun, who must have been watching the far gate.
“Alright, gather round, at ease.” Stanisk started. He looked relaxed which was probably a good sign.
“You lot were hired to protect the interests of our operations. There was an attempt on Mage Thippliy’s life tonight, at his meeting. Security Specialists Kedril and Jourgun did excellent work, and I have full confidence in all of your growing abilities. Our concern is there will be additional attempts."
There was a murmur of apprehension. The mage was the company. Without him there was nothing to guard. No one here wanted to lose their jobs, but they had been suspicious from the start. The pay didn’t match the work.
Stanisk paused as Mage Thipply and the elv, that had only been speculated to exist, came down the ladder from the loft. The mage was dressed like normal, in his brown pants and a white shirt, frameless glasses and a short well maintained beard streaked with grey. The elv was wearing an oversized sweater and long stockings. It had the effect of making her upper body look human, but with the long spindly legs of a shore bird. Her huge nocturnal eyes stared at them all unblinkingly, and her long narrow fingers with too many segments wrapped around a mug of tea. Ros was both intimidated and repulsed. It was like a bird or an insect pretending to be a person, but with eyes that had intelligence and cruelty.
“Ah! Um, thank you all for coming!” The mage was directly addressing them, Ros grinned despite his fears and worries. “There have been events over the last week or so that have culminated tonight, and I no longer think that our operation in Jagged Cove is viable.” The mage saw the reaction of the crowd turn sharply negative. He hastily added, “Of course I’m not closing up shop, we’re just moving to another location. A location outside of the capital region, and I’d like you all to join us.”
Ros sighed and leaned back in relief. This wasn’t bad news at all. He’d gladly move to the bottom of the sea for the Mage. He could feel his pulse returning to normal, as other people started asking questions.
“What? I can’t leave the city, I got a wife and kids!” a guard named Theros said.
“Oh, I just started dating a baker's apprentice, is there an option to stay?” Jourgun asked.
The elv stood up, and addressed the room with an icy indifference. “This is not a negotiation. There is a ship that is leaving in about six hours. If you are on it, you will remain employed. We have also made considerations for your families. They are welcome on the ship, and you can find new homes in the town we relocate to.” She subtly nodded to the Chief before continuing. “Chief Stanisk values your skills so highly that he convinced the board of directors to offer each of you a five year contract. The contract will have some additional employment conditions, but there will be a 5000 glindi signing bonus. Follow Chief Stanisk’s instructions to get on the boat, and we’ll see you there. Or not.”
She returned to the ornate chair, and the room erupted into chaos.
“Holy light! That’s so much!”
“I’d be insane not to sign!”
“Where are we even going?”
Ros grinned from ear to ear, what’s to decide? This was the best possible outcome! Free money to see the world! Packing his bags would take no time, and he could carry everything that mattered in one trip.
Stanisk took command of the room, “You with young ‘uns, we got the company wagons for you waiting, get a move on. I’ll take the mage’s personal wagon and do a loop to Kedril’s, Eowin’s and Klive’s. The rest of you, leg it! Meet back here in three hours and tell anyone what asks, that you took a job out of the city. Be vague! Come on, pick up the pace you helpless kittens!"

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2023.06.08 20:40 Vampire_Duchess DNS Privacy and Filtering Preferences

Hi everyone,
I'm in the process of setting up another OpenWrt router, this is not for travel but for a home for improved privacy and security, and I'd love to hear your insights and experiences on a couple of aspects. I'm particularly interested in your thoughts on DNS privacy options and DNS filtering solutions.
DNS Privacy Options: a) Stubby b) DNSCrypt c) HTTPS DNS Proxy d) Unbound e) Other (please specify) 
I'd like to know which DNS privacy option you prefer and why. Have you used any of the options mentioned above, or do you have a different favorite? If you've switched to DNS over TLS or DNS over HTTPS, please share your reasons for making the switch and any benefits or challenges you've encountered.
DNS Filtering Solutions on: a) AdGuard Home b) NextDNS c) Pihole (raspberry pi or linux server) d) Other (please specify) 
I'm also interested in hearing about your experiences with DNS filtering solutions. Have you implemented any of the solutions mentioned above, or do you have a different one in place? How effective have they been in blocking ads, malware, and unwanted telemetry? If you have any tips or recommendations for configuring and integrating these solutions with OpenWrt, please share them as well.
I appreciate any insights, tips, or personal anecdotes you can provide based on your experiences.
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2023.06.08 20:39 COKEWHITESOLES Interview for new Field Technician position. Vertical pay but sideways move?

So I currently work for [Globe] ISP as a field technician and I am looking to transition into more MSP to SysAdmin work.
I have been in my current position for 1 year and currently am at $25/hr with a raise to $27 incoming next week. I commute about an hour both ways and being on installs, time can run over with unforeseen circumstances.
Now I have been looking for other work as I originally stated after one year I would start to leverage the small experience that I have, along with some certifications. I asked on this sub when I started the position and I am trying to go deeper into networking. My dream job is to do something mixed with both VLAN/Cloud software and banking, but that is many years off. So I have done A+ and am almost finished with CCNA and have learned much from what I’ve studied so far.
So a recruiter reached out to me and offered me a job for Field Tech IV, starting at $32/hr (well $28-$32, but I want the biggest number) and it’s local, about 20 minutes. The description is about hybrid/on-site install and configuration at PSAPs? The recruiter told me I’d start everyday at home but would have to go to different sites, with IRS comp for mileage. Do I need a truck or something? He did include that I would be working with Cisco routers and switches which is a good XP boost as my current position doesn’t provide as often as I’d like. Also Linux OS work also.
Has anyone done anything like this? What kind of workload am I looking at?
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2023.06.08 20:39 frogspa Ex-employer involved in recent Zellis data breach, advice about possibly locking credit.

I received an email from a company (that made me redundant 5 years ago!) that my details "were included in the disclosed data file" through the recent Zellis data breach.
The details were;
I'm currently retired with modest employer and private pensions, have savings, a paid-off house, and live well within my means.
I have a single credit card that I pay off each month, have no need for further credit (touch wood) and was considering locking it down as a precaution.
I'm a bit concerned about having my DOB and NI number compromised.
Part of the email offered a year of Experian "Identity Plus", which I understand offers "CreditLock".
I've also seen Cifas offers something similar, "protective registration" For £25 for two years.
I feel a bit like these companies create the problem, then charge you for the solution. Will I be paying through the nose for this from now on?
Just wondering if I'm being over-cautious and should just stick with monitoring Clearscore?
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2023.06.08 20:39 Unhappy-Common Ways to stop neighbours dogs barking?

Already gone to the council about them for a floodlight they put up (think farmyard floodlight in a newbuild estate) that lit our house up light a christmas tree. So talking to them is out (we did try asking about the light nicely, they didn't care).
They have 4 dogs. One is really reactive and stirs all the others up. But this reactive one will often just stay outside barking at everything for up to 20 minutes at a time.
I'm disabled and often ill so it disturbs my rest. I can't enjoy my garden. Or keep my windows open in the summer. It disturbs my partner who works from home, as well as interrupting my studies.
I've never seen them walk the dogs or play with the dogs or a single toy in the garden. They just shove them outside by themselves several times a day to bark at everything.
I've tried shouting. I've tried a dog whistle. I've tried one of those automatic barking box things (and yes I felt really bad about using it).
I can't take it anymore. I'm sat here contemplating spraying the hose over the fence. Or possibly throwing over some dog toys.
The worst part is I feel bad for the dogs. It's not their fault. And it must be miserable being so wound up and bored all day.
I'd rather not go to the council. I'm often not well enough to keep track of when the barking occurs (they will request a 2 week diary of the issue) and they were not really very helpful with the light (it's off most of the week and the council called that good enough).
I just want to enjoy a breeze through my window or sit in the garden with a cup of tea!
Any advice?
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2023.06.08 20:39 bouncingberries Investment advice?

Hi! I was hoping to get some investment advice from this group. Husband (37) and I (30) are in a good place financially, but I know that we definitely could be making smarter investments/choice with our money, but both of us are so risk averse that we tend to just never take action.
Financial stats below:
-Combined annual gross income: $307,000 base (plus additional income around $40,000 in bonuses between the two of us, but those vary based on company and personal performance so I don’t include in our budgeting) -Retirement savings between the two of us: ~$300,000 in 401K accounts -Investments: ~$12,000 in Betterment and Acorns accounts (we contribute $200/per account each month) -Cash: ~$55,000 in savings (we move any leftover money after expenses into this account) -Debt: Our only debt is our mortgage which is about $3,000/month and we have about $275k in equity in our home (we were the beneficiaries of right place, right time with our real estate investment)
We live in a very HCOL area and have generally high expenses, but we are able to save additional money each month. We also contribute to our son’s 529 savings account each month.
I already know we need to move a huge chunk of our cash savings into a HYSA and it’s been on my to-do list. We just have it in a Bank of America savings which yields us just about nothing in interest. I was looking at a Marcus account because it has the backing of Goldman Sachs behind it, but I know there are higher yield accounts. Is there any risk with those as long as they’re FDIC insured? Something about a “mainstream” bank makes me feel more secure, but maybe that is naive? Would love y’all’s input on that.
Other than that, should we be contributing money to other types of investments? S&P 500 (I don’t even know how this works, I just know it’s a generally steady fund for returns)? Something else? We have friends who are super into buying random company’s stocks and generally they do well, but in today’s economy investing in some random tech company feels risky…
Should I just stay the same course we’re on and only make the adjustment to a HYSA?
I am not aiming towards insane wealth, I just want us to be very secure financially as we get older and perhaps be in a position to leave a decent amount of money behind for our son (he’s only 1 at the moment). My husband will go along with whatever decisions I make, but don’t even know where to start with those decisions.
Thanks in advance for any advice!
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2023.06.08 20:38 giandan1 What is the best path forward for buying a second home?

Hey all Married couple (I'm 40, she's 36), two kids under 3, currently grossing $330k in HCOL. Have around $300k left on our mortgage. Debt: 76k in student loans to be paid off in the next 4-5 months Emergency fund: Currently at $40k, should north of 60k by EOY We both max our 401k currently, as well as a Roth each. Currently our combined 401k is at around $400k We love our home, its our first and we got a really incredible deal on it (short sale + refinance interest down during covid.) We would ideally like to find a way to keep it and rent it while moving to a slightly bigger place with better schools since our local schools are not great. I work at a company that could see some kind of exit event in the next 2-3 years, but what that payout will look like has vacillated wildly and regardless is not guaranteed. So anything that comes from that would be nice we are refocusing on figuring out with our own money. The question we have been asking ourselves is, once the student loans are paid off and the emergency fund fulfilled where do we go from there? Our initial plan was to just continue piling money into our 401ks and Roth's, max them out and then take whatever is left over and put it into a HYSA for our second home. This would be a slower path and more contingent on my company having a significant exit event. Another path we've been discussing is since we truly want to find a way to keep our original home while upgrading a new one, would it be wise to redirect some or all of our current 401k investments to a HYSA for a second home. If we treated that like a 401k and maxed it out at 22,500 each that would be 45k a year. We live in a HCOL area and do not plan to move because we need to be around family. Even saving at 45k a year would mean multiple years of saving to be able to not just cover the down payment but also the the monthly mortgage. I understand that 401k vs physical assets are just different investment vehicles, but my gut feels wrong about diverting money from the 401k. Is this a viable path forward? What are we not considering that we should be? What kinds of things should I use or take into account to help us make these decisions?
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2023.06.08 20:38 tay_tot hahahhaa im losing car insurance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :P

(background: im 22yo, 35w pregnant, unemployed, living with my husband in a 1bd apartment, husband works full time). So,ive always been on my mothers plan, and ive always had to pay 200$/month-ish. when i became unemployed we really struggled to be able to pay her on time. well, she deicded enough was enough for her and she cut us off of her car insurance plan because she "didnt want to help anymore". well i kind of begged for her to let us stay on but that did nothing so.
i stayed with the same company, and they had me paying $118/month for car insurance for both me and my husband.
well my husband just got his license suspended. because we cant afford his court fees and his ticket fees every month anymore. (he had a DUI for a very very small amount of weed in his car when he was 18, and has been paying court fees and shit for years. not only that but he got 2 speeding tickets since then and hasnt paid them off yet, and once i became unemployed all the money he gets from work goes to electric, food, and rent. thats it).
SO NOW just for ME to have coverage, its gone up to $350+ a month. ive gotten quotes from so many companies and theyre all the same. so its like, if you cant afford one thing then they just charge you more (make that make sense!).

so. um. now i have no car insurance on my car. and my husband cant drive. so i have to take him to work and home.... did i mention he works graveyard shift?
I work. SO. FUCKING. HARD. all day. every day. i started a side hustle and its gone NOWHERE. ive had 5 sales which is amazing but Etsy takes so much out for shipping + fees. i doordash. all fucking day everyday. and i get nowhere with it because theres no orders near me. ever. or the ones i do get are 2$ to drive 7 miles.
my husband got a .50 cent raise and now we only get 75$ in EBT. and we do have W.I.C but again its incredibly low amount.
god damn it man. im so tired of being stressed with money.

everytime i rant to people theyre always like "just wait till the baby gets here!!!!!!!!!!".
ok 1, im aware of how pregnant i am. and 2, we everything we need for baby for the first year of life.
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2023.06.08 20:37 xalio09 25 M England Meet your modern-day Odysseus! 🌍 The man of many tales!

I should probably give you the best sales pitch to try and sell myself in words right?
Introducing a young gentleman with an eclectic blend of heritage and aspirations:
Summary for those that did not read his hard worked on profile:
Reach out to him, and embark on a thrilling adventure filled with laughter, love, and unforgettable experiences. Together, you can write the story of a lifetime.
your snapshot will be graciously met with his in return.
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2023.06.08 20:37 Puzzleheaded_Tie8077 Favorites

Hi gang. We have a wonderful pup. She is little over 2yrs and a Husky/Sheppard mix. We rescued her from the humane society a couple months back. She has thrived and adjusted well.
Here is my delema. I work a full time office job out side the home for about 10ish hours a day. My partner is full time at home. It seems that our pup has really bonded to my partner. When it's just the pup and I she engages and interacts and plays. But when it's the three of us I'm almost ignored by our sweet pup.
We make it a point to make sure I feed her and walk her as often as I can but she still doesn't seem to treat me as she does my partner.
Any tips to build a better bond?? Sadly quitting my job and spending my whole day with her is not an option. (Belive me I wish it were).
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2023.06.08 20:37 xalio09 25 M England Meet your modern-day Odysseus! 🌍 The man of many tales! [Friendship][Relationship]

I should probably give you the best sales pitch to try and sell myself in words right?
Introducing a young gentleman with an eclectic blend of heritage and aspirations:
Summary for those that did not read his hard worked on profile:
Reach out to him, and embark on a thrilling adventure filled with laughter, love, and unforgettable experiences. Together, you can write the story of a lifetime.
your snapshot will be graciously met with his in return.
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2023.06.08 20:36 hubilation Too late to plant grass? (Tempe)

Hello everyone!
For as long as we've lived in our home, a large portion of our backyard has been covered by the canopy of our nextdoor neighbor's Ficus tree. We tried planting grass when we moved in, laid sod. It looked great for about a month, but got basically no sun due to the combination of the ficus + our block wall. We loved the shade of the ficus though, so we didn't mind too much. It constantly dropped leaves in the yard so we had enough cover.
Well we have a new neighbor, and he just had the Ficus cut back. It no longer covers our backyard, and honestly it looks like absolute trash now. Now our yard is just barren dirt. We have dogs and they like to play outside, but they kick up tons of dust and we've noticed they cough a lot after playing out there now.
Based on my limited landscaping knowledge, I assume it's too late to attempt to plant summer grass and get it to take before it gets too hot. Is that true? If not, what should I do to ensure we get some healthy grass growing back there?
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2023.06.08 20:36 Living_Assumption_51 3 months post op euphoria is finally hitting!

3 months post op euphoria is finally hitting!
Holy shit guys, I’m 3 months postop now and I feel like I have finally come home to myself. My chest finally feels like mine, though I still can’t believe how amazing it looks and that this is actually ME. I am so grateful and want to share this with all of you still working towards it, to perhaps lift your spirits and ease your waiting, as previous posts here did for me. The wait is worth it. It will get better.
My surgical journey:
  • I had DI with nipple grafts, done by Dr. Ergin Er in Istanbul, early in March. I am currently (June) 10 months on T.
  • I knew I wanted top surgery for years and yet there was no instant euphoria for me when I woke up after surgery. I actually felt anxious and paranoid. With the bandaging and (awful) postop vest I couldn’t visually or physically confirm that they were gone and this really stressed me out.
  • I spent my first week in a paranoid, stressed out and uncomfortable state, with none of the happy euphoria many people here experience (good for y’all tho!)
  • During my reveal 1 week postop, I felt some relief, but being touched on my chest (removal of bandage etc) and particularly around my nipples made me want to throw up and this overshadowed the joy. At least I had seen visual proof which helped a little with the paranoia.
  • My first few showers after 10+ days postop were stressful and dissociative experiences. Touching my chest just felt completely wrong. I could vividly feel that my brain was telling me the borders of my body where somewhere, but then when I touched it, the physicality of my body was completely different and this made me nauseous and dissociative for a while. I practiced touching and getting familiar a little every day.
  • I wore plasters to cover my nipples for 6+ weeks and I noticed I could ‘bond’ with my new chest much better when I could actually see my nipples, so I focused on getting used to this sight as well.
  • Throughout the first 2 months, euphoria would come up in proper outfits or when my nipples were out, but I was still paranoid and worrying a lot about how the scars would develop. I still felt unsafe somehow.
  • I have some minor asymmetry with the right nipple being noticeably larger, which I have gotten used to and grown to love, but it stressed me out during healing.
  • Finally: I am a very active person, and though some people can go back to working out 6-8 weeks postop, I haven’t felt fully comfortable and healed in my body until now, at 3 months postop (started exercising again 2 weeks ago).
  • My experience in Istanbul was very pleasant and I am absolutely in love with the results Dr Ergin gave me.
Just wanted to highlight some of these ups but also downs, as they’re not mentioned often. Though day by day recovery just is what it is, looking back now I really see how hard it was for me and what a toll it has taken, especially mentally. It was all worth it in the end. Stay strong brothers ❤️.
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