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Re: Who takes care of the caretaker?
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2022, 09:16:28 am »
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Nothing!  We're literally up to our noses in potable water!  It hasn't stopped raining since June 12th.  We all died.

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Re: Who takes care of the caretaker?
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2022, 01:56:02 pm »
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Nothing!  We're literally up to our noses in potable water!  It hasn't stopped raining since June 12th.  We all died.

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Just get a sharpie and move that shit to Mar A Lago.

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Re: Who takes care of the caretaker?
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2022, 01:43:55 pm »
LOL we're gonna get fucking wailed. This one should miss poor Squid at least, she's gotten the brunt of the last few.
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Re: Who takes care of the caretaker?
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2022, 03:06:03 am »
To add insult to injury, my cat is now hyperthyroid. It's a common disease in senior kitties, and it can be managed with medication, however, he's having serious difficulty coming out of the seemingly-mild sedation benzo they injected him with yesterday at the vet, and here we are, 36hrs later and he's still out of it, not wanting to eat. He did take his meds this afternoon in pill pockets, but it won't kick it that quickly. I need him to come out of this funk because cats will go into liver failure without food.

The other option is the radioactive iodine treatment, but he has to be in the cat hospital for a week after the injection because it literally makes him radioactive, and makes his poop radioactive. He's got some trauma from shelter life, so I don't know if I can do this. He barely handled having to stay for a day last year when he was getting a biopsy on his lipoma. I guess the best thing to do is wait the couple of weeks to see how he reacts to the medication.

This is fine. I get to watch both my husband and my cat waste away at the same time.

Fucking envy me.

I'm starting to make plans to scram as soon as their both gone. I fully plan to take my PhD and flee the country at this point, that is, if I'm not a fucking handmaid by that point.
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Re: Who takes care of the caretaker?
« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2022, 04:07:24 am »
Well I gathered from FB snippets that he was sick, but I didn't really know the whole score.

That fucking sucks and I'm sorry. If you ever need to vent or rant to someone who's been a sole caretaker for a submariner that was the person they loved most in the world I got your friggin back, yo.

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Re: Who takes care of the caretaker?
« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2022, 10:43:45 pm »
Well I gathered from FB snippets that he was sick, but I didn't really know the whole score.

That fucking sucks and I'm sorry. If you ever need to vent or rant to someone who's been a sole caretaker for a submariner that was the person they loved most in the world I got your friggin back, yo.

This is fucking cockandballs.

Honestly, he's handling the chemo like a damn champ. The fact that we cannot get a fucking appointment for his soft tissue injury in his hip to get looked at and a referral to physical therapy is the worst. The transfer from a Navy to Air Force installation was not smooth. It hasn't been easy for me because the Air Force is updating their healthcare system before the Navy is, and it's full of fucking glitches. They borked his ID card, too.
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Re: Who takes care of the caretaker?
« Reply #21 on: October 24, 2022, 04:25:08 pm »
Early this morning, Mr. Suu fell trying to sit on the toilet.

His hip has been bothering him since before the cancer diagnosis, and the naval hospital chalked it off as a soft tissue injury and refused to do imaging.

He had a nice ambulance ride to the VA since he could not get out of bed, and we're here now. Admissions here were horrible, I showed up asking where he was, got a serious attitude, then got scolded for bringing an active duty sailor to the veterans hospital (there's no rules against this, btw.) So far his care has been good and he's not waiting long for procedures, but the front desk can go fuck themselves.

"Why did you bring him here? He's active, not a veteran. We have to manually register him now."

Oh boo fucking hoo, do your jobs. The ER across the street is Seventh Day Adventist, I'd rather take him to government butchers than a Christian cult.
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Re: Who takes care of the caretaker?
« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2022, 04:01:18 pm »
So he's home now and they found MOAR CANCER in his hip bone. He has been referred to the sarcoma department at the cancer center and they're going to blast it into oblivion with radiation and he should get his mobility back.

I need a lawyer. Those mets were there in June when he first had hip pain and the navy hospital told him to just go home and ice it. Between that, and his boat doc telling him bleeding from the ass for 2 years was hemorrhoids and liver pain was ulcers and indigestion, I think the DoD owes me an F-35B.
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Re: Who takes care of the caretaker?
« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2022, 07:24:51 pm »
I'd say they owe you a fleet of the damn things. Those can be replaced.
Two fucking years?
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Re: Who takes care of the caretaker?
« Reply #24 on: October 27, 2022, 02:55:41 am »
So he's home now and they found MOAR CANCER in his hip bone. He has been referred to the sarcoma department at the cancer center and they're going to blast it into oblivion with radiation and he should get his mobility back.

I need a lawyer. Those mets were there in June when he first had hip pain and the navy hospital told him to just go home and ice it. Between that, and his boat doc telling him bleeding from the ass for 2 years was hemorrhoids and liver pain was ulcers and indigestion, I think the DoD owes me an F-35B.

Oddly enough, I have always had good result with Navy doctors.

But I imagine the boat doc is a physician's assistant, and they're universally crap in every service.
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Re: Who takes care of the caretaker?
« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2022, 03:11:30 am »
I'd say they owe you a fleet of the damn things. Those can be replaced.
Two fucking years?

In light of being TMI, here's some fucking TMI for those playing the home game:

The occasional drop or 2 of fresh blood you get after a bad shit isn't a problem. Fresh blood. Hemorrhoids can cause fresh blood.

This wasn't fresh blood. This was thick, coagulated blood.

Friends: BLEEDING FROM THE ASS IS BAD. If he had a colonoscopy in 2019/2020, we wouldn't be in this position right now. They could have cut this fucker out.
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Re: Who takes care of the caretaker?
« Reply #26 on: October 27, 2022, 03:25:52 am »

Oddly enough, I have always had good result with Navy doctors.

But I imagine the boat doc is a physician's assistant, and they're universally crap in every service.

 I've had excellent Navy facility doctors, they're the ones that found my Hashimoto's Disease and Fibromyalgia because they didn't just tell me I was fat and lazy. Air Force doctors have also so far been great for me, but getting Jeff in to see his PCP has been impossible.

But Corpsmen? They're more like an LPN with some prescribing and diagnostic abilities while on a ship. In the hospitals, they're LPNs, and I've never had one succeed at an IV. I don't want them casting my husband's prolific ass blood as hemorrhoids because deployment was coming and "needs of the Navy". I don't want them telling my husband as he's doubling over in pain and turning yellow that "it's just an ulcer". Ulcers do not give you jaundice and are located on the other side of the abdomen. I think they are being deliberately trained to overlook severe disease cues for needs of the Navy. If Mr. Suu had had that colonoscopy in 2020 instead of 2022, he would have missed deployment and been immediately submarine disqualified.

And the fucking hospital staff told him that his hip pain was soft tissue and he just needed to rest and ice it. They didn't bother with a single X-ray or MRI that could have gotten him started on chemo faster had they seen the metastases.

I probably shouldn't be talking about all of this here. I'm sure they scrub the internet. So hear this, DoD: Fix your fucking healthcare system. Your goddamn materiel and contractors are not worth more than your troops, because Congress is also going to find out. Oh, and probably my local news station. Because in addition to his career being completely destroyed by their malpractice, my life is now upside down and my schoolwork is taking a hit.

My patriotism hasn't exactly been top tier lately, but this is icing on the fucking cake.
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Re: Who takes care of the caretaker?
« Reply #27 on: October 27, 2022, 01:02:04 pm »
My mom is continuing her, "But you live so far awaaaaaay" bullshit after offering to come over and give Jeff whatever he wants. I have to drive over there to get a wheelchair today for him.

It's 45-50min away. Not the next state over.

I really need help this weekend giving me some time to go to my office and knuckle down on my own projects for school, so I told Jeff to call my mom and ask on his behalf, not mine. It's clear she likes him more than me anyway.
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Re: Who takes care of the caretaker?
« Reply #28 on: November 01, 2022, 01:26:26 pm »
Mr back in the hospital yesterday for an endoscopy gone awry.

Brother-in-law hospitalized because blood pressure like Vesuvius.

I am tired.
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Re: Who takes care of the caretaker?
« Reply #29 on: November 22, 2022, 10:43:42 pm »
Shit just keeps getting more fucked up.

This time it is/was c.Diff. (He managed to beat it without antibiotics.)

Fuck. My. Life.
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