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2011: A Year in Review

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  • JoeUserJoeUser Registered User regular
    Stale wrote:
    Motherfuckers.

    I just got the bill for my recent hospital stays and for my new insulin pump.

    This bring my out-of-pocket total for 2011 to $26,750.

    That's a mediocre new car. Just to keep me alive.

    Your tax returns must be crazy!

    PSN: JoeUser80 Steam
  • ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    I guess I should also just @Tankhammer

    http://atlanticus.tumblr.com/ PSN: Atlanticus 3DS: 1590-4692-3954 Steam: Artreus
  • ZoelZoel I suppose... I'd put it on Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    I blinded stale in one eye and felt horrible about it and started vampire larping, dated some satanist, broke it off, moved in with a dominatrix and some other satanist and their nine year old, then i escaped when they divorced and moved in with my girlfriend of six months after she ended a polyamorous relationship between myself and another vampire larper.

    Also I got a promotion.

    e: oh also i dated a cougar briefly i guess that should have been a bigger thing.

    Zoel on
    A magician gives you a ring that, when worn, will let you see the world as it truly is.
    However, the ring will never leave your finger, and you will be unable to ever describe to another living person what you see.
  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo Perpetually Tired Registered User, Moderator mod
    So how does that work? Do you get bitten by another vampire larper first?

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  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo Perpetually Tired Registered User, Moderator mod
    No no, that's werewolf larpers. I'm getting all mixed up here.

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  • ZoelZoel I suppose... I'd put it on Registered User regular
    no you become a werewolf larper by getting jaded with vampires and spouting nonsense about how by genre blah blah blah blah blah fuck you i'm a garou

    you become a vampire larper by jumping off a bridge when all your friends do

    A magician gives you a ring that, when worn, will let you see the world as it truly is.
    However, the ring will never leave your finger, and you will be unable to ever describe to another living person what you see.
  • once a werewolf larper joined my weekly d&d game in character

  • ZoelZoel I suppose... I'd put it on Registered User regular
    I have a feeling he was trying to acquire your goat.

    A magician gives you a ring that, when worn, will let you see the world as it truly is.
    However, the ring will never leave your finger, and you will be unable to ever describe to another living person what you see.
  • no but he did warn us that people may accost us and attempt to sacrifice us or some such thing

    at that time I was going on something like thirty hours awake in a row so this may not have actually happened

  • JoeUserJoeUser Registered User regular
    once a werewolf larper joined my weekly d&d game in character

    So did he role play as a normal person?

    PSN: JoeUser80 Steam
  • JoeUser wrote:
    once a werewolf larper joined my weekly d&d game in character

    So did he role play as a normal person?

    fuck, maybe

  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    Stale wrote:
    Motherfuckers.

    I just got the bill for my recent hospital stays and for my new insulin pump.

    This bring my out-of-pocket total for 2011 to $26,750.

    That's a mediocre new car. Just to keep me alive.

    Don't you qualify for Medicaid or a hospital assistance program?

    no, I'm on BCBS. That's after insurance.

    The bulk of that was before I got back on BCBS. Luckily when I contacted the hospital the last time and told them, "Yeah, look, this $39k bill? There is no reality, not even in the farthest reaches of your mind, where I can pay this in 31 days.", They knocked it down to basically 6 grand and some change.

    That was at least do-able. And I was so close to being at $0 again. I had December's $1200 payment and then it was it. I was done. But noooooo. I need to get another $1000 from Medtronic for my new pump, and another $1000 from the Hospital.

    So, nobody gets christmas gifts, and in January I'll be at $0.


    Just in time for my arm to fall off, or my dick to to turn green or some shit. Honestly at this point I don't even care. I've spent 30 years working my ass off to stay alive just so some motherfucker in a suit way better than mine can send his 5th kid to Yale.


    Fuck that guy and his kid.

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  • JoeUserJoeUser Registered User regular
    Stale wrote:
    Stale wrote:
    Motherfuckers.

    I just got the bill for my recent hospital stays and for my new insulin pump.

    This bring my out-of-pocket total for 2011 to $26,750.

    That's a mediocre new car. Just to keep me alive.

    Don't you qualify for Medicaid or a hospital assistance program?

    no, I'm on BCBS. That's after insurance.

    The bulk of that was before I got back on BCBS. Luckily when I contacted the hospital the last time and told them, "Yeah, look, this $39k bill? There is no reality, not even in the farthest reaches of your mind, where I can pay this in 31 days.", They knocked it down to basically 6 grand and some change.

    That was at least do-able. And I was so close to being at $0 again. I had December's $1200 payment and then it was it. I was done. But noooooo. I need to get another $1000 from Medtronic for my new pump, and another $1000 from the Hospital.

    So, nobody gets christmas gifts, and in January I'll be at $0.


    Just in time for my arm to fall off, or my dick to to turn green or some shit. Honestly at this point I don't even care. I've spent 30 years working my ass off to stay alive just so some motherfucker in a suit way better than mine can send his 5th kid to Yale.


    Fuck that guy and his kid.

    At the least the medical loss ratio is going into effect now.
    That would be the provision of the law, called the medical loss ratio, that requires health insurance companies to spend 80% of the consumers’ premium dollars they collect—85% for large group insurers—on actual medical care rather than overhead, marketing expenses and profit. Failure on the part of insurers to meet this requirement will result in the insurers having to send their customers a rebate check representing the amount in which they underspend on actual medical care.

    PSN: JoeUser80 Steam
  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    Thanks, Obama.

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  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    Stale wrote:
    Motherfuckers.

    I just got the bill for my recent hospital stays and for my new insulin pump.

    This bring my out-of-pocket total for 2011 to $26,750.

    That's a mediocre new car. Just to keep me alive.

    Aww man, it's more than my new car....

    Blake T on
  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    Blake T wrote:
    Stale wrote:
    Motherfuckers.

    I just got the bill for my recent hospital stays and for my new insulin pump.

    This bring my out-of-pocket total for 2011 to $26,750.

    That's a mediocre new car. Just to keep me alive.

    Aww man, it's more than my new car....

    Bah, you're fine. We all know, small car = big penis.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Krypton, the noblest element. The gas of kings! Kings!Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Stale wrote:
    Blake T wrote:
    Stale wrote:
    Motherfuckers.

    I just got the bill for my recent hospital stays and for my new insulin pump.

    This bring my out-of-pocket total for 2011 to $26,750.

    That's a mediocre new car. Just to keep me alive.

    Aww man, it's more than my new car....

    Bah, you're fine. We all know, small car = big penis.

    But blake drives a Winnebago!

    Steam name: munkus_beaver
    WiiU: munkusbeaver and Nintendo ID (3DS thinger): 0619-4510-9772
    Blizzard thing: munkus#1952
    Humor can be dissected, as a frog can, but it dies in the process.
    Twitter for health updates: https://twitter.com/MunkusBeaver
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  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    I'm trying to picture parking that in my garage.

    It is amusing.

    I mean, I'm going to have to take shit out for this new one.

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Krypton, the noblest element. The gas of kings! Kings!Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Australians drive Winnebagos. This is law.

    Steam name: munkus_beaver
    WiiU: munkusbeaver and Nintendo ID (3DS thinger): 0619-4510-9772
    Blizzard thing: munkus#1952
    Humor can be dissected, as a frog can, but it dies in the process.
    Twitter for health updates: https://twitter.com/MunkusBeaver
    Please give to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: http://www.ccfa.org/
  • MulletudeMulletude Registered User regular
    So...The year in review??

    In September, my son was born. A month later, his mother began a quick downward spiral into meth addiction.

    So now I am a single dad. Having alot of fun dealing with the anxiety and depression that has stemmed from the events of the past 9 months.

    WOOOO. Go 2011.

    XBL-Dug Danger WiiU-DugDanger Steam-http://steamcommunity.com/id/DugDanger/
  • TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    Artreus wrote:
    I guess I should also just @Tankhammer

    Hey Art! Sure we can hang out sometime. I'm quite literally out of money at the moment but if you have any ideas of what you wanna do just PM me or something or I'll give you my number. I typically work every day between 10 and 7 sometime with the current exceptions of Friday and Saturday.

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  • RubberACRubberAC Sidney BC!Registered User regular
    Man stale insulin pumps are some kinda bullshit
    thousands of dollars for a pimped out walkman

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Krypton, the noblest element. The gas of kings! Kings!Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Oh, and I almost 'forgot,' my dog died in April. Less 'forgot' and more 'blocked out the memory entirely.' Because for all I've been through, that memory is the only one that brings me to tears when I think of it for more than a minute. He was literally my only friend when I was at my sickest in high-school. I had him since the sixth grade. Saddest day of my life.

    Steam name: munkus_beaver
    WiiU: munkusbeaver and Nintendo ID (3DS thinger): 0619-4510-9772
    Blizzard thing: munkus#1952
    Humor can be dissected, as a frog can, but it dies in the process.
    Twitter for health updates: https://twitter.com/MunkusBeaver
    Please give to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: http://www.ccfa.org/
  • CptKemzikCptKemzik Registered User regular
    I'm gonna bawl my eyes out when my (older) cat dies. When MY GIRLFRIEND's ferret passes I fear that she's going to become an emotional wreck (again) *knock on wood.*

  • skettiosskettios Registered User regular
    We put our dog down this past Mother's Day.
    I'm kind of scared of next mother's day.
    Oh, and I almost 'forgot,' my dog died in April. Less 'forgot' and more 'blocked out the memory entirely.' Because for all I've been through, that memory is the only one that brings me to tears when I think of it for more than a minute. He was literally my only friend when I was at my sickest in high-school. I had him since the sixth grade. Saddest day of my life.

    If I think about my dog for more than just a bit, I get all teary.
    Have to push it out of my mind before I just bawl.
    Yup.
    I feel ya. :cry:

  • ZonugalZonugal Registered User regular
    My dog is late into being 17 years old. Deaf and we have to have her wear diapers.

    The day she passes you'll all hear about it because I will be an emotional wreck.

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    Dang, @Mulletude :( Thank goodness you are there for your son!

    Also, my family dog has a tumour on her heart, so my parents are basically playing the waiting game. If she gets too uncomfortable she'll be put down, but in the meantime she has painkillers and a lot of home comfort.

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  • they took a giant fatty tumor off my dog's butt this year

    it jiggled when she walked and was disgusting

    my dad took a picture of the scar and sent it to me and all my siblings

  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    I've buried three grandparents. Did not shed a tear.


    I've had to put down two of my life-long dogs. I cried like a little child. I had lost other dogs, but they didn't effect me like Lacy and Frisco.

    Lacy I had for 19 years. I grew up with her. They got her on my first birthday, I did not know a life without Lacy beside me. I had to drive her, blind and deaf, shivering with constant seizures, to the vet and have her put down shortly before my 20th birthday. It was un-seasonably cold that year and the snow was still a foot thick.

    I dug for two hours, alone and sobbing in frozen earth to ensure she would be buried near her favorite doghouse at our family farm. She was my sister and my best friend.

    Frisco I had for 8 years. He was my big man, and I loved him dearly. I got him the year before I put Lacy down. He was old for a Rottie, and had developed dementia. He attacked me one night because he was scared and confused. Once he realized it was me I had never seen such emotion in a dogs face as he slunk away in shame. We put him down a month later. I held him in silence while they put in the IV and he slipped off to sleep. The last thing he did was lick my hand. I had him cremated. I loved him very very much.

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  • ThreeCubedThreeCubed Registered User
    edited December 2011
    Aw, dude, guys. I'm holding my cat trying not to cry now. It's going to hurt so badly when he goes. He's middle aged but he's never been very healthy (we rescued him when he was weeks old from a dog that was tossing him up in the air like a toy). I fear I won't have him too much longer :(

    ThreeCubed on
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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Krypton, the noblest element. The gas of kings! Kings!Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I am about to cry thinking about Rascal now.

    I miss my dog.

    Steam name: munkus_beaver
    WiiU: munkusbeaver and Nintendo ID (3DS thinger): 0619-4510-9772
    Blizzard thing: munkus#1952
    Humor can be dissected, as a frog can, but it dies in the process.
    Twitter for health updates: https://twitter.com/MunkusBeaver
    Please give to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: http://www.ccfa.org/
  • The Otaku SuppositoryThe Otaku Suppository Bawstan New EnglandRegistered User regular
    I think I'm having a bad stretch of days and I come and here and see some of these stories. Y'know. Maybe not so bad, I have it. You people have angered an ancient god that is now out for your blood. I will have no part of it.

    NEVER COUNT OUT TOUCHDOWN TOM.
    NO ONE DENIES THIS.
  • WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    My poodle is going to have to be put down soon. She has bad dementia and will not stop licking herself, no matter what we do. Her legs and hips are completely raw and they are starting to show signs of infection. One of her massive cysts popped as well and several otehrs are causing her pain, as well as arthritis. She's barely 13, but that's incredibly old for a poodle.

    What's gutwrenching is that she's incredibly vibrant still on walks, if a little shaky. As soon as you get her inside, though, she goes bananas again.

    We got Paddywack when I was 11. Big lump in my throat right now.

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  • godmodegodmode Nooo-ooo-ooo... That ain't dancin', SallyRegistered User regular
    2011: New Depression Thread :(

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Krypton, the noblest element. The gas of kings! Kings!Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Once I get financially straight and healthy, I am getting a dog.

    Steam name: munkus_beaver
    WiiU: munkusbeaver and Nintendo ID (3DS thinger): 0619-4510-9772
    Blizzard thing: munkus#1952
    Humor can be dissected, as a frog can, but it dies in the process.
    Twitter for health updates: https://twitter.com/MunkusBeaver
    Please give to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: http://www.ccfa.org/
  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    Hey Will, I saw you called earlier, did you need anything?

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  • AssuranAssuran Is swinging on the Spiral Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    Jan-Feb- Wife unemployed, but still cool since her super rich uncle gave us $15,000 just cause as a christmas present. My job still sucks.

    March- I turn 30. Welp, looks like my plans of grad school will never happen. Thanks Wall Street for crashing the economy just when I was serious about going back. Wife throws a surprise birthday party for me. Good times. Wife still unemployed, job still sucks.

    April-August: Why can't I get over this sinus infection I've had since last October? Copy paste about wife/job status. Also, my wife decides she wants to be a farmer (wtf, a farmer? Ugh).

    Sept: Find out the reason I can't get over this sinus infection is because I have a majorly deviated septum; basically the inside of my nose looks like a C. Also, I have high cholesterol (wait, I only weigh 170lbs and I'm 6 ft tall, how is this possible?). Copy/paste wife/job status. Finally get wife to go to therapy for her depression.

    October: Go to have surgery. Oops, now I have high blood pressure and they refuse the surgery cause they're afraid I'll stroke out or something. Copy/paste wife/job status.

    November: Fight to keep blood pressure down so I can have surgery. Seriously, I weigh 165 lbs now, wtf? I'm going to die before I'm 50 at this rate. Job/wife status still the same. Wife making progress, so that's a positive. Almost out of money, that's a negative. Hope she gets a job soon.

    December: Surgery scheduled for the 6th. I have the rest of the month off basically, so time to recharge the batteries. Woo- Star Wars! Maybe look into grad school for the 100th time. Maybe being broke isn't so bad.

    2012: Hope my wife gets a job. She hasn't had one since Sept 10. Would be nice to have a second income. Maybe finally talk myself into going to grad school (heh, right). Think maybe I might have slight depression, but fuck that noise.

    edit: Also, damn Stale. Stay strong.

    Assuran on
  • skettiosskettios Registered User regular
    Once I get financially straight and healthy, I am getting a dog.

    I am hoping to get one when I'm a bit more settled and have my finances in more order.

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Krypton, the noblest element. The gas of kings! Kings!Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Stale wrote:
    Hey Will, I saw you called earlier, did you need anything?

    Yeah, to talk and or yell at you.

    Steam name: munkus_beaver
    WiiU: munkusbeaver and Nintendo ID (3DS thinger): 0619-4510-9772
    Blizzard thing: munkus#1952
    Humor can be dissected, as a frog can, but it dies in the process.
    Twitter for health updates: https://twitter.com/MunkusBeaver
    Please give to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: http://www.ccfa.org/
  • ceresceres When the last moon is cast over the last star of morning And the future has past without even a last desperate warningRegistered User, Moderator mod
    January: Emotional breakdown underway. Spent lots of time wanting to die.

    February: Pretty much the same and it's becoming clear that I'm probably not going to pass everything I signed up for again.

    March: Started going to synagogue regularly.

    April: Going to synagogue seems to be helping in some ways, hurting deeply in others as I remember all the time I spent there with my grandparents, how important it was to them, and why I had avoided it for so long in the first place.

    May: I turn 30! Despite the way my aunt acted about it, 30 does not actually seem to equal 80 when talking about age. My professor helps me not fail a class I need to graduate.I still owe him work for that. I haven't forgotten, I swear.

    June: Summer school, and this whole synagogue thing seems to really be helping my focus.

    July: Oh God no it isn't oh God this is awful I am the worst most disgusting person ever and everyone knows it.

    August: The worst month I've experienced in maybe years. Thought I was doing well for a few weeks, had my heart broken, and bottomed out hard. I spent pretty much the entire second half of the month crying in a heap in actual, physical pain over it, unable to do things like eat and sleep. Decided maybe it's time to give that medication thing another shot before I do real damage to myself.

    September: All better, but punctuated by fear for the well-being of someone very important.

    October: Tried a medication that may not as well cost eleventy billion dollars. It sucked and I went back to the other after two weeks, but I still haven't quite felt up to where I was before I tried to switch. Started planning an awesome, much anticipated trip for January.

    November: Thanksgiving did not turn out to be an unmitigated disaster. Hooray! And yay love. And yay for having someone who, despite his own issues, has made time to show me that maybe I can deserve gentleness too.

    December: Really can't complain so far.

    And it seems like all is dying, and would leave the world to mourn

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