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    almost drilled a hole through my left index finger today with a paddle/butterfly bit. i was drilling a hole through a single-gang outdoor plastic box (to house a volume control) and i absolutely should not have been holding the box the way i was. i 100% acknowledge that this was my own fault. when the bit came through, the box slipped in my hand, and one of the "wings" on the bit went right into my finger with my drill going full speed. inside the middle knuckle, ran into bone (but didn't chip), hit a nerve. i have not been able to feel anything on the inner side of my finger past that knuckle since it happened. really, really worried about my ability to play guitar moving forward. but it also could have been way worse and i could be missing a finger, so i'm thankful.

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    Geez, dude. Hope you heal up and are good to play.

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    holy shit dude, eek that could have been quite grisly

    I am starting to hate cars. A lot. I literally just paid my car off last month. Been having fan/vent issues in the car, particularly with A/C. Okay, it's hotter than balls lately, so I better take it in to get looked at. Sure enough, a cooling fan has failed and needs to be replaced. Oh, but I also have a coolant leak! The hubby has mentioned smelling coolant for a while now, so that's not incredibly surprising. What is surprising is the oil leaks that I also apparently have. And my brake pads and rotors are "getting bad" - and I'm overdue for a transmission flush. Altogether that comes to $2400. I want to puke. I'm just going ahead with the cooling fan and coolant leak, because those seem like the most pressing (if not believable) issues to me, and that's still running me $1100.

    Glad I'm working overtime all month.

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    My roommates put down one of their dogs today. They had to put down another one less than a year ago. Fuck cancer.

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    Broke my dominant arm in the wrist and elbow yesterday on a bike accident. Have a cast on and am pretty useless. Should be off work for a while. In incredible pain. my rib might be cracked too. Urgh. Hasn't been a very good year for me. Probably won't be posting here for a few weeks. Took a lot to write this with one hand on a cell.

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    I was eating dinner at a Wendy's restaurant when I got harassed by a really aggressive panhandler. He was very abusive and disrespectful, so I reported him to the authorities. I'm still feeling really shaken up by the experience. It's the 3rd time I've been panhandled at that place. Never going there again. It always happens at Wendy's, never McDonald's. What is it about that place???? I should just eat at home or order takeout to eat at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManBurning View Post
    Broke my dominant arm in the wrist and elbow yesterday on a bike accident. Have a cast on and am pretty useless. Should be off work for a while. In incredible pain. my rib might be cracked too. Urgh. Hasn't been a very good year for me. Probably won't be posting here for a few weeks. Took a lot to write this with one hand on a cell.
    Empathy... ouch.

    I once broke my dominate arm near the elbow doing a "Super-man" off the front of a bike (the front brake gripped a lot more than the rear break, it was a friends bike ...) and they couldn't cast it at all, just a sling. And then for good measure I re-broke a few weeks later when I tripped and put that arm in front of me to brace the fall. I'm a smart monkey...

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    My grandmother passed away last Friday after a pretty long and painful battle with Alzheimer's that she went through over the last two and a half years. It's been an utterly exhausting experience, emotionally and physically. All the caretaking work primarily fell upon my grandpa, me, and my aunt. She'd been on hospice for the last couple months. Towards the end she couldn't eat, couldn't hardly breathe without struggling. I was feeding her, changing her, trying to treat her bed sores. It was rough.

    There's part of me that's honestly kind of relieved for her sake, because she really had nothing pleasurable or happy in her life at this point. But I feel so incredibly sorry for my grandpa. They got together back when they were young teenagers. Now he'll be turning 80 soon. I think for him this feels like the end of his entire world. Luckily, he just happened to be out at one of his own doctor appointments when she passed away. I was the one who was with her when she finally stopped breathing, and it was a really hard thing to experience because she struggled so much in her final moments. It was not an easy death. I know he's upset that he wasn't there when it actually happened, but I don't care, I'm glad he was out. I think it would have been traumatic for him to see that.

    I lived with my grandparents for a couple years when I was a teenager because I was having a lot of trouble at home, so I've always been very close to them. My grandmother was a kind person who was always good to me, so it was really hard to watch her go through the waking nightmare of dementia. I wouldn't wish it on anyone.

    Death is such a strange thing. It's so horrific and sad and yet strangely cathartic and life affirming in the same instance. All in all, this whole thing has been a life altering experience.

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    @Mantra , my sincerest condolences. Alzheimer’s is awful; your being caregiver to your own grandma, then being there when she experienced a pretty difficult death: that’s really hard. Ugh. But, I know exactly what you mean when you say her death is cathartic. She’s at peace.

    I hope your grandpa can find peace. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat Mom View Post
    @Mantra, my sincerest condolences. Alzheimer’s is awful; your being caregiver to your own grandma, then being there when she experienced a pretty difficult death: that’s really hard. Ugh. But, I know exactly what you mean when you say her death is cathartic. She’s at peace.

    I hope your grandpa can find peace. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Thanks

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    At supper time yesterday, Friday, my mom and I went to check on my brother since she had been trying to reach him for several hours ( they were talking several times every day). She had a key to his apartment and I went up alone. I found him dead, on the floor of his living room. Heart attack. He was 48.

    We have a pretty severe family history of heart problems but he wasn't taking care of himself and he was a heavy smoker. Please take care of yourselves, everyone. He leaves behind two teenagers.

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    Oh, @marodi , I am so sorry. My sincerest condolences. *hugs*

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    Quote Originally Posted by marodi View Post
    At supper time yesterday, Friday, my mom and I went to check on my brother since she had been trying to reach him for several hours ( they were talking several times every day). She had a key to his apartment and I went up alone. I found him dead, on the floor of his living room. Heart attack. He was 48.

    We have a pretty severe family history of heart problems but he wasn't taking care of himself and he was a heavy smoker. Please take care of yourselves, everyone. He leaves behind two teenagers.
    sorry for your loss

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    Sorry for the loss of your brother, @marodi .

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    Iím sorry too, @marodi . Sending love to you and your family.


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    Thank you, my friends. My brain is unable to process it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marodi View Post
    At supper time yesterday, Friday, my mom and I went to check on my brother since she had been trying to reach him for several hours ( they were talking several times every day). She had a key to his apartment and I went up alone. I found him dead, on the floor of his living room. Heart attack. He was 48.

    We have a pretty severe family history of heart problems but he wasn't taking care of himself and he was a heavy smoker. Please take care of yourselves, everyone. He leaves behind two teenagers.
    Wow, marodi, I am so sorry. That is so incredibly sad. So young to be gone. I can't imagine what you must be going through. That's heartbreaking. And I'm so sorry that you were the one to discover him. That's hard. My heart goes out to you and your family.

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    Thank you so much, @Mantra

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    Quote Originally Posted by marodi View Post
    Thank you, my friends. My brain is unable to process it yet.
    :: all the hugs. all of them. forever. ::

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    I donít think Iíve ever posted in this thread before, but I feel like a rant...
    How fucked my whole 2019 has been so far:

    March - my only sister died. My sweet, autistic, only sister. Fell and broke her ankle in January, and because doctors couldnít get her to properly rehab it, they loaded her up on too many meds. She lived in a state funded group home, and just passed away in her sleep there. Autopsy was inconclusive, but I feel sure that the ridiculous amount of meds they were giving her to keep her sedate was the cause. I didnít get to tell her goodbye, and I have tremendous guilt over it.

    June - my 10 year old son had a freak accident at the pool where he hit his head. I rushed him to the ER to find he had bleeding on his brain and needed emergency neurosurgery. 3 days in the ICU. Heís doing really well now, but Iím not really the same parent or person after going through that. Many sleepless nights, many grey hairs, many added anxieties...

    Today - another fucking dipshit with a gun decides to shoot up people they hate based on the color of their skin, and itís in my hometown, my backyard - El Paso. Iíve lived here off and on for over 20 years now, and Iíve never seen anything like this here. It just doesnít happen here... Iím trying to wrap my head around all of it still, but I have felt absolutely sick about it all day.

    I fucking hate this year.


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    Jesus... @marodi , I'm so sorry to hear that.

    I almost feel ridiculous in this context bitching about my day, but it has been horrible in its own way. I got food poisoning yesterday, got practically no sleep because I was up all night puking into the morning... at which point, I needed to drive down to do sound for a stage about an hour and a half away, in 95 degree heat, in a car without working AC. Then, I'm mixing the sound outdoors in the sun, I am now burnt and exhausted, drained, depressed...

    I'm finally lying down and starting to feel like I'm not losing my mind or fighting the urge to puke.

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    @magnolia , *hugs* to you. That indeed is a rough year. :-(

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    @magnolia much love. looking forward to giving you a hug in person <3

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    Quote Originally Posted by marodi View Post
    At supper time yesterday, Friday, my mom and I went to check on my brother since she had been trying to reach him for several hours ( they were talking several times every day). She had a key to his apartment and I went up alone. I found him dead, on the floor of his living room. Heart attack. He was 48.

    We have a pretty severe family history of heart problems but he wasn't taking care of himself and he was a heavy smoker. Please take care of yourselves, everyone. He leaves behind two teenagers.
    Late to this, but my condolences. Lots of love.

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    Aw, @magnolia , so sorry you are having such a shit year. You're such a good parent, and I am sure you are also a great sister. I hope that the remainder of the year is better for you - you have such a good heart.

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    @magnolia I am sorry and all of that sucks. Glad your son is doing better. Head injuries are rough.

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    @marodi and @magnolia, wishing you both the best and can only hope things get better over time *hugs*

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    woke up sunday with a sore throat, an upset stomach, and a fuckload of depression. cried about 8 times throughout the day for no real reason. and then i slipped in the shower just before bed, bruised my tailbone and smacked the back of my head.

    my wife worked from home yesterday to take care of me. i literally laid on the couch all day because moving was so painful.

    today i'm at home by myself. my mom just stopped by to check on me but i don't know how helpful it was.

    i don't have any PTO right now and i've now taken two days off in a row. i'm worried that i might have to take a third day off tomorrow because i'm still having so much trouble moving, and my job is very physically demanding. part of why i've been so upset is because of frustration at work, but my co-worker (recently) turned project manager was out of town on a job last week and is out of town on training this week so i can't talk to him about what's going on. our further-up boss isn't the right person to talk to about it/do anything about it so i don't know what to do.

    my depression is in full swing and my therapist (who i haven't seen in a while because we had both decided i was doing well enough to take a break) hasn't responded to the e-mail i sent them yesterday. and honestly i only sent the e-mail because my wife asked me to. it felt like an insurmountable task to me.

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    I think my dog’s kidneys are failing.

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    tried to go back to work last wednesday, fucked up my back trying to lift my toolbag. went to immediate care where they x-rayed my whole spine, told me i didn't break anything but probably have "full body whiplash" and a concussion. got a note excusing me from work for thursday and friday, which i spent at home feeling miserable from both pain and depression (not to mention that i was still dealing with an upper respiratory issue, which still hasn't cleared up).

    over the weekend i started feeling scared and i couldn't figure out why. i managed to get into a decent mood a few times but still felt overwhelmingly depressed.

    i tried to go back to work again yesterday. basically woke up having a panic attack which progressively got worse as the morning progressed. at one point, i stared at an HDMI balun (something i've put in countless times) and just...didn't know what to do with it. i literally just stared at it.

    i was working at a house right next to the lake in evanston (just north of chicago) and my brain just wanted me to walk into the lake. i was supposed to work there last wednesday, too. which tells me that it was maybe a blessing that i fucked up my back more and couldn't go. but yesterday i just couldn't get the thought out of my head. clearly, i didn't actually want to end my life (i am a very determined person and if that was really what i wanted, i would have walked into the lake and drowned), but there is something fucked up inside me that was telling me to do it.

    i went out to my car and called my therapist (who thinks i may have post-concussion syndrome, which has exacerbated my depressive episode) while waiting for my mom to come pick me up and having the worst panic attack i've ever had. my therapist wanted me to go to the ER to get a suicide risk assessment and request an intensive outpatient care program.

    i was at the ER from 10:30am until 5pm. my mom stayed with me the whole time, my wife got there before noon and also stayed. i did not like the psychiatrist i spoke to there, who wanted me to do inpatient care. thankfully my psychiatrist and therapist both spoke, and then my psychiatrist spoke to the psychiatrist at the hospital and recommended against inpatient care for me.

    i have an appointment for an intake assessment at a nearby clinic tomorrow afternoon.

    i am still so anxious about work. i don't want to lose my job, but i also can't function there right now. i don't really know what to do other than try to keep existing, despite how much everything feels crushing right now.

    Quote Originally Posted by ltrandazzo View Post
    I think my dog’s kidneys are failing.
    give charlie a hug from me. she always seems so sweet in the pictures you post.

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