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1  A Safe Haven / General Discussion / Re: What are you currently doing (besides being here)? on: January 04, 2016, 10:20:44 pm
Downloading everything from SS at GoS- which I participated in for the first time this year- and nursing yet another bacterial infection (making it my 7th in the past 10 months among other things.) And making wishlists on ikea for when I take a trip there (about 45 minutes and needs to be a long trip considering how big the store is!) in a couple of months. I'm really in need of storage for my daughter's room and our extra room/family room but I keep getting distracted by cute things my daughter would love once we put in her toddler bed in June.
2  Simmers' Paradise / General Sims 2 Discussion / Re: Now this is frustrating... on: January 04, 2016, 10:15:23 pm
You could try using CCleaner. Its a free program intended to clear up disk space and whatnot, but it deletes programs without a second glance, and can also be really helpful in ridding viruses- but not until they're already on your computer, its not an antivirus. Maybe that will help?
3  Simmers' Paradise / I Want My Own Thread / Re: Just a few pics on: November 28, 2015, 12:27:24 am
Nice photos flissycool! Smiley
4  A Safe Haven / General Discussion / Re: Venting, Venting and More Venting. on: November 28, 2015, 12:26:23 am
Mooncat, a year ago I would have sympathized to a certain degree.

Not anymore. Obviously I don't know how you feel, I'm not wheelchair-bound. But, its a possibility in the near future if they can't get my illness under control.

I empathize so incredibly well with your issue with people saying "I know how you feel" because everyone is always saying "I get dizzy when I stand up too fast too" and sometimes I ignore it because they don't know any better but oh my gosh is it annoying. I have an illness that very slowly kills me when I stand, you have a head rush. I get a head rush every time I sit up, for Christ sake!

But worse than that? "You're young and healthy..." What. What. What. What. W h a t. W h a t. what? I'm not healthy?! I'm chronically ill, I'm going to be sick for the rest of my entire life I have a 0.02% chance of achieving remission even if you don't factor in the other arrhythmias I have that worsen my condition and limit my treatment options. I used to vomit daily, I've been caught several times sitting on the floor of public places, I have to leave the room to lay with my legs in the air at every holiday gathering. I have to count spoons.

If you don't have to count spoons, don't comment on my health or lifestyle with spoons. Don't. Don't do it.

And while I'm on the subject, Thanksgiving... the wonderful time where I'm surrounded by everyone saying "I'm thankful for my healthy family, and for my good health." *Audible gagging sounds* I'm glad you're all  healthy, but why in the world do you see being sick as the worst thing that could happen to someone? It's horrible every day, but were still people.

I could vent for days on this one, and probably should, because I'm not entirely through the grieving process yet. 
5  A Safe Haven / General Discussion / Re: Important Life Events on: October 23, 2015, 04:05:36 pm
Important events over here I guess...

I started seeing a doctor early this year about some of my symptoms, and had chest x-rays and about 16 blood tests and a holter monitor (Heart monitor that takes 24 hours worth of EKG and puts it into a computer.) and had no answers. Then in May, My symptoms became unbearable so I went to the Emergency Room and was admitted to the hospital for a total of 6 days. I had 9 sets of labs taken (which consisted of 3 or more tests each.) I was screened from drugs (although I have never done any drugs) and I had a chest x-ray, an abdominal ultrasound, an abdominal x-ray, a 2D Echo of the heart (an ultrasound), an MRI, an adrenal gland function test (performed in the hallway of nuclear medicine as I promptly went insane while being pumped full of synthetic stress hormone), a head CT, a test of the muscles (and nerves?) in the eyes and ears, and a tilt table test. Nothing came back until the tilt table test. I was on a medication to lower the heart rate during my tilt table, but even still there was clear evidence of another heart rhythm disorder (I was already diagnosed with sinus tachycardia at this point.) I was diagnosed with POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, a type of dysautonomia and a rare disease that all but two of my doctors have never even heard of.) From there I was discharged on four different medications, two of which I was able to stop after a couple months but the other two I will likely take for the rest of my life. Shortly after release I had a holter monitor performed by my doctor who saw no significant improvement of POTS from the medicine, as well as an extra heartbeat. Extra heartbeat and sinus tachy are both very rarely comorbid with POTS, so I'm a rarity on a rarity on a rarity. Further testing is being done to determine if my POTS  has been flared by an underlying condition, as its very apparent that I've had POTS for a while just not this bad.

POTS is essentially a disease where I stand up and my heart races and then the blood vessels in my leg dilate causing blood to pool in my feet and a loss of oxygen to the brain. Many people faint from it. Its all caused by dysfunction in the autonomic nervous system, which controls blood vessels, breathing, heart beating, etc.

There is no cure for POTS, and there isn't any actual treatment. The best treatment out there right now is a combination of a Beta Blocker and roughly 4x the daily limit of salt (I take salt tablets) which hasn't been working on me. My best shot at remission is to get a pacemaker, which I plan to do. POTS makes working very difficult, but I can't afford to not work while trying to file disability.

Two weeks ago I had several extra beat episodes in a row and spent the night in the hospital. I met with a new cardiologist (mine couldn't think of anything else to help treat me) and he was a despicable human being who was very misinformed about POTS and didn't want to listen, so I won't be seeing him again.

For the most part, I feel terrible and can hardly function. I have to see a neuro, cardio, and my PCP within the next two months to discuss what further testing I will need. Its been crazy.

Speaking of crazy Emma is almost two!!!!
6  Simmers' Paradise / Where Can I Find...? / Re: Looking For Teen Female Clothes, Posebox, && Face paint! on: March 30, 2015, 03:57:47 pm
Dullahan thank you so much for that link!  shocked Shock & Shame was one of the first websites I used back in the day and I've wished I could have the stuff back for a while now!  Grin
7  Simmers' Paradise / Where Can I Find...? / wcif Sliimshaydi's Pacifier Recolors on: March 30, 2015, 03:55:57 pm
If I remember correctly, they were alpha edited and recolored, there were a bunch of cute red ones and such. They were here, on the Accessories board. Sliim has since dissipated, but I'm wondering if anyone knows if they still exist somewhere or if anyone has them and would be willing to share?  Grin
Please & Thank You!
8  Simmers' Paradise / Mods & Careers / Re: Faithful (relationship) mod on: March 08, 2015, 08:35:00 am
If you use ACR you can change the settings/tokens to only allow people in a committed relationship to do certain things.
9  Simmers' Paradise / Where Can I Find...? / WCIF Olive Trees? on: February 24, 2015, 01:45:34 pm
 Cheesy so I finally got my game back and I'm wondering if anyone knows where I can find olive trees? Preferably plantable but potted items are also welcomed. I tried googling but mostly got Olive Specter related things. I found a link to directly download one off mts2 but I'd like one with pictures and whatnot as well as maybe one in a set if anyone knows of one. Thanks for any help!

Edit: because I'd like to add avocado trees if anyone knows where I can find them!
10  Simmers' Paradise / Where Can I Find...? / Re: WCIF a Furnace on: February 22, 2015, 05:42:45 pm
 Undecided I could have sworn I was looking in the sims 2 downloads (considering sims 3 ones shouldn't even show for me since I'm not a sims 3 player) but you're right, that one is for sims 3...  Embarrassed Sorry!
11  A Safe Haven / Forum Games / Re: The InSIM Doctor's Office on: February 22, 2015, 05:40:55 pm
Prescribes more sims all tHE SIMS ALWAYS

Sees doctor for excessive coughing and prickly sensation in the chest
12  Simmers' Paradise / Where Can I Find...? / Re: WCIF a Furnace on: February 20, 2015, 09:54:49 pm
Thanks for the links, Dullahan!

I've found another one here if you're interested. It's a little bit less detailed and it's square as well. Smiley
13  Welcome to insimenator.org / The Welcome Wagon / Re: Hi! I'm Catey on: February 20, 2015, 09:41:38 pm
Hi Catey, I'm Katie! Welcome aboard! It's nice to see some new faces and activity around here! Cheesy

I've been a member here since I was about 12, so I understand completely!
14  A Safe Haven / Forum Games / Re: the simmer below me! on: February 15, 2015, 02:51:35 pm
Just my ears, but I don't wear earrings because I'm allergic to most metals. :-)

TSBM plays other video games besides sims?
15  A Safe Haven / General Discussion / Re: Important Life Events on: February 05, 2015, 02:39:39 pm
Thank you! It's crazy to me how different she looks but still the same! Cheesy
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