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Old 27 May 2018, 07:13 AM
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Telling me "slight pinch now" when drawing blood, or placing an IV is a blatant lie. Please look at the bruises your colleagues have left on both arms, wrists, and hands.
Saying, "Sorry, this will hurt" would be nicer and true.

Honest question -- Is there any way to get medical tape residue off of skin without scrub-brushing the recently damaged area?

Yes, I am 55 and I live alone. Really. No matter how many times you ask. And only ONE cat. Really.
When I was working in medical research I used to donate blood for someone research. One of the PhD scholars (who was formally a nurse) you wouldn't even feel it when see drew it. She was trying to teach another PhD scholar to do it, you certainly felt that!! I had enough and he used his own blood.

Eucalyptus oil for tape residue, here in Aus.

I am 48, live alone and have no cat. I have a medically condition so it a concern to some medical professions and one work college who was worried I could be lonely. I think she was just concerned. But I could easily get a room-mate if I wanted. I have a spare bedroom and garage I don't use. And it a pretty desirable location. But I like living alone. Get up when I want, watch what I want, eat what I want and go to bed when I want. When I had a mortgage I did think occasionally about it but that isn't a concern now.
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Old 27 May 2018, 07:50 AM
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I am 48, live alone and have no cat. I have a medically condition so it a concern to some medical professions and one work college who was worried I could be lonely. I think she was just concerned. But I could easily get a room-mate if I wanted. I have a spare bedroom and garage I don't use. And it a pretty desirable location. But I like living alone. Get up when I want, watch what I want, eat what I want and go to bed when I want. When I had a mortgage I did think occasionally about it but that isn't a concern now.
I went to the cinemas to see a movie and grab a meal with my brother and his girlfriend yesterday and at one point when we were talking she just blurted out "Why don't you have a girlfriend?" I told her I was happier living alone but she just wouldn't drop the subject, she kept trying to talk me into online dating and pointing out women in the area and asking if I was attracted to them. It was pretty awkward but she seemed completely oblivious and just wouldn't let it drop.
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Old 27 May 2018, 08:54 AM
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When I was working in medical research I used to donate blood for someone research. One of the PhD scholars (who was formally a nurse) you wouldn't even feel it when see drew it. She was trying to teach another PhD scholar to do it, you certainly felt that!! I had enough and he used his own blood.
My former stepmother was a nurse before becoming a doctor and her firm belief is some people have the knack for blood-drawing and some do not and most doctors are really bad at it.

I have what look like big fat veins but in reality are puny little ones and I can be nearly impossible to draw blood from. I can't tell you how many times they give me one of the squishy balls to clench and nothing happens, except their smile fades away.
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Old 27 May 2018, 02:32 PM
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Yes, I know my name, my birthday, what day it is, and where I am at. Just go ahead and pinch!
The first two questions might be an extra check to make absolutely sure they're not about to medicate/take samples from the wrong person.

If some medication they're giving you, and/or something about the condition you've got, can cause significant problems of which an early symptom is confusion, then it may also make sense to keep asking you if you know what day it is and where you are. Still annoying, I agree.

In any case, glad you are back home!

-- I am 66 and live alone, if by 'alone' one means without other humans. I live with three cats (and usually a dog, though am between dogs at the moment.) The last time I saw my doctor, she looked briefly concerned about the living-alone part, and then said 'Oh but you have cats and/or dogs, don't you?' and relaxed when I told her that I do.

Quite a lot of older people live alone. For people unhappy about it and without a support structure, this can indeed be a problem. But it certainly isn't a problem for everybody.

-- 'scuse me, I have to go let a cat in out of the rain --
[ETA: and another one out into the rain, as it turns out. Why do I suspect I'm going to be opening that door again soon?]
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Old 29 May 2018, 02:08 PM
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But I like living alone. Get up when I want, watch what I want, eat what I want and go to bed when I want.
I love living alone. I am pressuring my temporary roommate to find another apartment, since she can't live in the one she has (she fell asleep while visiting her cat yesterday and came home looking and acting as if she were drunk. This means the VOCs are still too high for her to use her apartment).

For various selfish reasons having to do with my dog, I will probably not force her out until after the 4th of July. But I am going to nag her about moving. That apartment is a very expensive pet shelter and storage unit, at the moment.

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Old 29 May 2018, 03:14 PM
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Thanks again for the good wishes and for the advice about the nasty bandage tape residue.

I don't live with other people well. The longest time I ever lived with someone not a parent was for two quarters in a dorm when I was 18. We stayed friends and still are, but she would have strangled me in my sleep if we'd stayed roommates any longer! (I would have deserved it.)

I'm feeling better, but so tired. I spend half my day in bed.

The cat likes that.

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Old 31 May 2018, 06:22 PM
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Though its an honor to support the families, I hate performing at funerals.

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Old 01 June 2018, 05:34 AM
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Though its an honor to support the families, I hate performing at funerals.

~Psihala
My then 18 year old cousin sang at her mother's funeral . I have no idea how she did it.
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Old 01 June 2018, 10:31 AM
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This wasn't a family member, thankfully, but the son of a family friend. The service went well, and included military honors. I know the family appreciated everyone's support and participation, and that was the important part.

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Old 01 June 2018, 01:10 PM
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My then 18 year old cousin sang at her mother's funeral . I have no idea how she did it.
My then 13 year old daughter played Amazing Grace on the bagpipes at my Dad's funeral. It nearly destroyed me. Like you, I have no idea how she did that.
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Old 01 June 2018, 08:14 PM
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A little thing that is giving me a chuckle today is seeing the headline Facebook is killing the controversial 'Trending' news section it showed on its homepage under the, you guessed it, Trending news section on my Facebook homepage.
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Old 03 June 2018, 06:42 AM
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My former stepmother was a nurse before becoming a doctor and her firm belief is some people have the knack for blood-drawing and some do not and most doctors are really bad at it.
Ok. The PhD scholar was formerly a nurse, if memory serves. Maybe that was it.
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Old 05 June 2018, 07:52 PM
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We have threads for topic titles and headlines you swore you saw. Do we have one for things you misheard? I guess I'll just post this here.

There's a reporter at my local public radio station named Drew Sandsor (actually according to his bio his title is actually Producer, but it seems like he's been recording a lot of stories himself lately). Whenever he signs off after one of his stories it sounds almost like he's saying "I'm Drew's answer". That's all. I just felt like sharing that.
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Old 06 June 2018, 02:27 PM
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We used to have one for things you heard, but it was hardly used.

I actually told some of my non-imaginary friends that I will probably be moving after I retire. That's still more than 2 years away (942 days, 8 hours, 19 minutes, 47 seconds). It's not too soon to start planning, though, because I need to decide what I want in a new house, where I want to live, what houses are available that have what I want, and how I'm going to pay for all this. If things work out well, we will sell the land we inherited, and that will provide enough money for a down payment. I should be able to pay off any mortgage after I sell my current house.

And speaking of that, my neighbor's house appears to have sold for $885,000 (this is more than 7 times what I paid for mine). It has 1 more bedroom, and .25 less bathroom (fewer bathroom?). It also has a detached garage, and this new owner is only the third in the house's 88 year history.

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Old 06 June 2018, 02:51 PM
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If the neighbor's house had 3 bathrooms and yours had 4, then fewer bathrooms would probably be more correct since you can count bathrooms. Since the difference in count of bathrooms that you are talking about is not an actual count, but a shorthand way of saying that the house has one less bathtub (or one less shower if you are talking about 3/4 vs 1/2), then less might be correct since it isn't an actual count.

I believe there is a definition of a 1/4 bath as just a toilet. If the difference in houses was due to yours having a toilet all by itself, then it would be fewer bathrooms since you'd have 4 bathrooms (of various types) and the neighbor just 3.
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Old 06 June 2018, 02:57 PM
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Going along with the misheard bits...

I put up a daily song on my Facebook and Twitter feeds. It is of a Canadian band or artist and I call it Richard's Canadian Playlist. Not a concern.

Last month, I put up the song Up on Cripple Creek by the Band. I've been singing this song for years.

I've been singing it as this:

Up on Cripple Creek, she sends me
If I sprang a leak, she mends me
I don't have to speak, she defends me
A trucker's dream if I ever did see one.

Now, having seen the lyrics, I'm amazed by almost 40 years of the wrong lyrics.

Up on Cripple Creek, she sends me
If I sprang a leak, she mends me
I don't have to speak, she defends me
A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one.

I can only put it down to the fact that my Dad had more than a couple of trucker's records in his album rack that I assumed that word was trucker.
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Old 07 June 2018, 12:29 AM
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Lainie asked me to let folks know that she is having trouble with her snopes message board login. She hasn't received a response to her request for a reset.

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Old 07 June 2018, 12:37 AM
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Morning, I hope Lainie will be able to get on.

If she can read the boards, she might want to take a look at the Updating Username thread, which has been discussing possible alternatives for similar problems.
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Old 07 June 2018, 02:25 PM
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I have discovered the wonder that is (was?) Time Team. I'm amazed at how much they can determine in three days (although, in truth, it's obvious that some of this takes longer than three days, and they added it during post-production).

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Old 07 June 2018, 02:43 PM
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We have threads for topic titles and headlines you swore you saw. Do we have one for things you misheard? I guess I'll just post this here.

I was watching a "Top 5" Youtube video (I know, I know) where the content creator, whom I respect both for his efforts towards accuracy and his speaking voice, has a rather heavy English accent. He will sometimes pronounce words that will cause me to backup the video and listen again to make sure I heard him correctly.

In one of his videos, he made a reference to the History Channel during their "love for the paranormal" phase before "they became the logging and pawn-shop channel."

Even now, I sometimes hear it as the "logging and porn-shop" channel.

~Psihala
(*It's not my fault! I'm originally from Minnesota, dontcha' know!)
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