The next time you decide to stab me in the back... have the guts to do it to my face.

Mal ,'Ariel'


Natter 77: I miss my friends. I miss my enemies. I miss the people I talked to every day.

Off-topic discussion. Wanna talk about corsets, duct tape, butt kicking, or physics? This is the place. Detailed discussion of any current-season TV must be whitefonted.


brenda m - May 04, 2021 12:58:52 pm PDT #6098 of 6143
If you're going through hell/keep on going/don't slow down/keep your fear from showing/you might be gone/'fore the devil even knows you're there

Yes indeed!

I was terrified of general anesthesia until I had it and now I LOVE it.

They gave me IV Benadryl after a procedure once and I still think about it wistfully.


Steph L. - May 04, 2021 1:06:21 pm PDT #6099 of 6143
Without a plan, it turns out, a lot of decisions are really hard. Eliot might actually hate his shrink. Yes, Eliot is getting healthier or whatever, but at what cost? He used to be a mess of scar tissue and substance abuse, but he could get dressed in the morning without an existential crisis.

was terrified of general anesthesia until I had it and now I LOVE it.

They gave me IV Benadryl after a procedure once and I still think about it wistfully.

Man, IV morphine was so fucking good.


Toddson - May 04, 2021 1:17:07 pm PDT #6100 of 6143
gallows humor has passed from an occasional indulgence to a full-time necessity in this, the stupidest and meanest timeline

I remember when I went to the ER with BAD abdominal pain (turned out to be appendicitis) and they gave me morphine. I felt it go through my veins and kind of went "ooooh" which had the nurse (or whoever) kind of grin at me.


Sheryl - May 04, 2021 2:40:01 pm PDT #6101 of 6143
Fandom means never having to say "But where would I wear that?"

Timelies all!

Good to see you, tommyrot.


NoiseDesign - May 04, 2021 3:11:28 pm PDT #6102 of 6143
"You'd think a house full of crazy people would be fun. It's actually really depressing." --Bart Simpson

IV Benadryl

I have, not a truly allergic, but rather atypical reaction to Benadryl. I got to discover for certain about this when they gave it to me in IV form to try to get me to sleep when I was hospitalized for pancreatitis. Amp up, bugs under my skin, heart racing. Really not a fun reaction to that stuff.


Calli - May 04, 2021 4:34:33 pm PDT #6103 of 6143
Every stone you threw, I stood on to better see the view. —The Amazing Devil

I’m sorry March was so awful, tommyrot, but it’s good to see your pixels nonetheless.

Hi, Gud!


Beverly - May 04, 2021 4:54:47 pm PDT #6104 of 6143
Days shrink and grow cold, sunlight through leaves is my song. Winter is long.

No fun, Drew. At least now you know and can warn people.

I don't know what they gave me for my last procedure, but it was, we're talking...and we're waking up. No side effects, no reaction other than, you know, unconciousness. I'd like that again if I ever have to be anesthetized, please.

Hi, Tommyrot. Good to see you! And congrats on figuring stuff out.

What I've learned about myself the past ten years, both about being neuroatypical, and being biromantic demi(in a single case)-ace, have resolved a lifetime's load of feeling broken and wrong. It's like...full breathing capacity, after years of being cramped and trying to mimic other people's behavior well enough to not get stoned out of the village.


dcp - May 04, 2021 4:59:41 pm PDT #6105 of 6143
"A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought." - Lord Peter Wimsey

we're talking...and we're waking up. No side effects,

That was what propofol was like for me.


Topic!Cindy - May 04, 2021 6:24:39 pm PDT #6106 of 6143
What is even happening?

tommyrot, it's so good to see you here. I'm sorry to hear about your mom's passing, and your job.

ION, I have discovered a word for what I am: agender. I'm trying to figure out if I'm aromantic.

I'm glad you have been empowered by this. All the best on your journey.

That was what propofol was like for me.

My son fought getting propofol for his first colonoscopy, and made sure he could get it for the second one, dcp.

I have, not a truly allergic, but rather atypical reaction to Benadryl. I got to discover for certain about this when they gave it to me in IV form to try to get me to sleep when I was hospitalized for pancreatitis. Amp up, bugs under my skin, heart racing. Really not a fun reaction to that stuff.

I've never had IV Benadryl, but regular Benadryl is both the best thing for my allergies, and completely unreliable when it comes to how it will affect me otherwise. Sometimes, it works like a charm. Other times, it triggers anxiety and makes my heart race. I only take it if I'm utterly suffering.


dcp - May 04, 2021 6:31:07 pm PDT #6107 of 6143
"A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought." - Lord Peter Wimsey

IV Benadryl

One of the pre-meds for my second set of chemotherapy infusions was IV Benadryl. But they neglected to mention that to me before the first session, which meant I drove myself to treatment not knowing that I was not allowed to drive home -- or at all, the rest of the day. Awkward!

If it ever made me drowsy at all, I sure didn't perceive it.