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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Brenden » 8 February 2022, 19:24

Sullivan wrote:For a month I've been going to the state archives in Naples, and for a month they've been accepting my CDC card. But today new regulations apparently went into force, and now I need to figure out how to get some sort of green pass equivalent backed with a QR code in order to regain access.

I've had three doses of Moderna and I have a tight research schedule here this is infuriating

I had my first two doses in the US, so I have a CDC card for them, and I got a booster in Scotland, but my Scottish record says it's my first dose even though a person at the vaccination centre took my CDC card while I was getting the shot and did a flurry of tapping on their tablet computer which I assumed was them updating my NHS record accordingly.

It is super frustrating.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Severelius » 8 February 2022, 19:26

My mum trying to be helpful and encouraging but not really understanding what she's talking about and making things she suggests seem easier than they are so I feel like the arsehole for being dismissive.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Just_Jared_98 » 9 February 2022, 18:14

That video shouldn't be on here!!!!
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Derek » 9 February 2022, 18:44

Sullivan wrote:For a month I've been going to the state archives in Naples, and for a month they've been accepting my CDC card. But today new regulations apparently went into force, and now I need to figure out how to get some sort of green pass equivalent backed with a QR code in order to regain access.

I've had three doses of Moderna and I have a tight research schedule here this is infuriating

You always have the most relatable problems.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby PopTart » 9 February 2022, 20:02

I forgot I was cooking and wound up with burnt offerings. :cry:

Atleast I have pancakes with maple syrup and cream for later. :keke:
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Severelius » 12 February 2022, 00:47

Because of my impending doctor/counsellor appointment regarding my mental health, I've been trying to think of what I'm gonna say it to try and explain it to the woman who has to deal with me... as a result, my brain has just dragged all my bullshit up to the surface and I currently feel arguably the worst I have in a long time.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Demi-79 » 12 February 2022, 01:14

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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby pozzie » 12 February 2022, 02:05

Severelius wrote:Because of my impending doctor/counsellor appointment regarding my mental health, I've been trying to think of what I'm gonna say it to try and explain it to the woman who has to deal with me... as a result, my brain has just dragged all my bullshit up to the surface and I currently feel arguably the worst I have in a long time.


Are you making notes to take with you? It might help.

Yes, it can be painful to drag up bullshit to the surface - you're certainly not alone there - but my experience has been that it's necessary to grow past whatever is causing the pain. I've had to do. It was rough. I'm glad I did it and am better on the other side.

Thinking good thoughts for you!
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby PopTart » 12 February 2022, 08:26

pozzie wrote:
Severelius wrote:Because of my impending doctor/counsellor appointment regarding my mental health, I've been trying to think of what I'm gonna say it to try and explain it to the woman who has to deal with me... as a result, my brain has just dragged all my bullshit up to the surface and I currently feel arguably the worst I have in a long time.


Are you making notes to take with you? It might help.

Yes, it can be painful to drag up bullshit to the surface - you're certainly not alone there - but my experience has been that it's necessary to grow past whatever is causing the pain. I've had to do. It was rough. I'm glad I did it and am better on the other side.

Thinking good thoughts for you!

This is actually one of the better suggestions one can make for someone going into any kind of talk therapy.

There are a rare few who will sit down with a counsellor and things just pour out.

More often than not, however, peoples minds go blank. It can make initial sessions difficult and discouraging. It can also impede the process if there is a limited number of sessions to get the ball rolling.

Being a little prepared in advance with some bullet points, listing the subjects that are most important to you, is a good idea. It can be the reminder one needs to get the ball rolling.

Doesn't have to be a treatise on each issue. Maybe you experience social anxiety in certain situations. Put that down. Have hang up's over sexuality but struggle with specifics, write that down too. Try to focus on the most important things first if you can but don't sweat it if you can't. It's more about giving yourself prompts, so that you're not left brain fogged, meandering about talking about tangential shit in vague terms, because you can't recall in the moment, what seems most pressing to talk about at any other time.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby pozzie » 13 February 2022, 04:03

One tiny thing to add - don't sweat it if you don't get to all bullet points (right away). You can also add and subtract from such notes between sessions. The goal is to make it work best for you!
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby rogonandi » 15 February 2022, 19:43

I have been having some really bad smoking cravings the past couple of days. Even after 8 months it still happens. :pfft:
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby PopTart » 15 February 2022, 20:27

rogonandi wrote:I have been having some really bad smoking cravings the past couple of days. Even after 8 months it still happens. :pfft:

I'm sad to say, that I gave up a little under 3 years ago and I still get cravings.

I think they are with us permenantly.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby rogonandi » 15 February 2022, 22:03

PopTart wrote:
rogonandi wrote:I have been having some really bad smoking cravings the past couple of days. Even after 8 months it still happens. :pfft:

I'm sad to say, that I gave up a little under 3 years ago and I still get cravings.

I think they are with us permenantly.

That’s gross. I can only imagine what it’s like with hard drugs and alcoholism. :(
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby pozzie » 16 February 2022, 02:31

PopTart wrote:
rogonandi wrote:I have been having some really bad smoking cravings the past couple of days. Even after 8 months it still happens. :pfft:

I'm sad to say, that I gave up a little under 3 years ago and I still get cravings.

I think they are with us permenantly.


honestly, that's not been my experience though I was probably considered a 'light smoker' until the final six months or so - cravings diminished over time though it's too far in the rear view for me to say how strong they were or how long I had to deal with them

the other thing, I don't know if my mentality had an effect on cravings: I really wanted to quit a lot more than I wanted to continue smoking - if that makes sense. Quitting because one feels compelled, for whatever reason, might make it harder to get smoking out of the system

however, full support to those who are making the effort - cheers to you!
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby pozzie » 16 February 2022, 02:35

rogonandi wrote:
PopTart wrote:
rogonandi wrote:I have been having some really bad smoking cravings the past couple of days. Even after 8 months it still happens. :pfft:

I'm sad to say, that I gave up a little under 3 years ago and I still get cravings.

I think they are with us permenantly.

That’s gross. I can only imagine what it’s like with hard drugs and alcoholism. :(


even with medically supervised prescription and reduction, stopping opiates for pain was not pleasant - instead of one horrible 'Trainspotting' event, there were lots of little tiny things for about a year and some of that year was after I'd had my last, tiny dose

but it is something that can be overcome with work, assistance, and support -- or for some, just really strong desire to get the substance out of one's life
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Derek » 16 February 2022, 06:56

I've smoked joints, but never a cigarette. I think that's probably weird.

My brother was someone who could get addicted to anything. He smoked a pack a day by the time he was 16, he smoked so much weed his first semester of college that he couldn't remember any of it, he almost got expelled from high school when he started smuggling in whiskey, and eventually he added xanax to the mix, and probably others I never knew about. I think about him any time I'm tempted to use a substance for depressing reasons and not fun ones. It's an unbearable comparison and an effective deterrent.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby pozzie » 16 February 2022, 07:46

Not sure why smoking more weed than tobacco would be weird - at least not in my world, so it would seem.

Yeah, even with the prescription opiates, I think my doctor said something to the effect, "you're not easily addicted". TBH, I think the phrase he used 20 years ago was "you don't have an addictive personality" but I think now that sounds different than he meant. Yes, some people seem to wired for addiction and I want to be clear this isn't a 'moral failing'. Call it illness if you prefer though too often that implies all we need is the right pill to make it all go away. It's a bit more challenging than that.

Couple that with how people self-medicate with various substances, some are even legal and easily purchased in stores, and we are where we are.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Derek » 16 February 2022, 20:11

Well the weird thing I think is that I haven't smoked even one cigarette, even though at certain times in my life I was hanging around heavy smokers. I honestly hate smoking weed though, I much prefer ingesting it.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby PopTart » 17 February 2022, 17:14

There was a time I liked being sedated and weed was good for that. Helped balance out come downs from other drugs.

These days, I have little interest in weed, smoking or otherwise. Or most drugs.

I was gonna say, I'd give my right arm to be able to smoke again, but it's already taken a lung, so I'm probably better off not offering up further body parts and just sticking with quittin' :lol:
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 17 February 2022, 17:20

PopTart wrote:There was a time I liked being sedated and weed was good for that. Helped balance out come downs from other drugs.

These days, I have little interest in weed, smoking or otherwise. Or most drugs.

I was gonna say, I'd give my right arm to be able to smoke again, but it's already taken a lung, so I'm probably better off not offering up further body parts and just sticking with quittin' :lol:


Sure, if good health is a priority for you, then I'd say yeah, probably best not to smoke.
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