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Everything posted by milly007

  1. I wouldn’t bother going on the date. If you’ve lost interest, why waste her & your time? You don’t think it’s fair that she took some time to respond to your texts, & I think it would be equally unfair for you to attend a date that you have no interest in attending. Would you want someone to go out with you even though they’re not interested because they feel obligated? I know I wouldn’t.
  2. I’m so sorry for the loss of your yiayia, dias. Sending hugs & strength.
  3. Thank you for your input, dias. I can assure you, no one is exercising more common sense than I am right now when it comes to my dad’s situation. Although I’ve never dealt with anything like this before (a loved one being treated with radiation & chemo), I’ve had so much experience assisting family & helping them navigate the health system that I feel confident in saying that I know what to do. That’s why this situation is difficult. My dad’s tumor is inoperable & they can only shrink it and prevent it from growing at this point & kill of any further cancer cells (t
  4. My dad’s radiology oncologist told him that with radiation & chemo, he should be good to go for years. Is this guy just blowing hot air, I wonder, or do I have a hope to hold onto? I’ve been FaceTiming with my dad a few times a day since yesterday. So thankful he bought his new iPhone before he found himself in the hospital. Between my dad’s situation & the Coronavirus, this all feels very surreal. My dad’s talking about how he can’t wait to drive his convertible this summer, and that it’s going to be the best summer ever. I love to hear his positivity. My heart hurts t
  5. I’m moving tomorrow, so I’m in the midst of tying up some last minute loose ends. While opening a small drawer to a table my parents gave me, I wanted to make sure there was nothing in it before the movers come to pick it up tomorrow. Inside was a lone penny. I haven’t done this in years, but I picked it up, put it in my shoe, and made a wish. I forgot who taught me this, and how young I was when I heard it. But it can’t hurt, right?
  6. Thankfully my dad just bought an iPhone before he was admitted into the hospital. Due to the Coronavirus we haven’t been able to visit him as no one is allowed in. So, we set up his FaceTime today and chatted. Was so nice to see his face!
  7. Thank you, Batya, luminousone, & reinvent.
  8. While we wait for the results of the biopsy, my dad will begin radiation on Monday.
  9. So my dad attended the radiologist's office and I was able to speak with the doctor throughout the meeting. My dad was transported to another hospital 45 minutes away to meet with the radiologist. They gave my dad the option of starting radiation asap on Tuesday, or they said we could get further tests done to confirm the location of the cancer & then begin treatment. Starting radiation would mean we don't know the origin of the tumor and would limit his treatment plan to radiation. If we're able to locate where the tumor originated, the treatment would involve both radiation and che
  10. I mean, the OP could be out and about, contract the virus, not display any symptoms, and give it to someone else without knowing. And if one of my loved ones got sick as a result of someone else's carelessness, I'd be livid. The thought of someone with a weakened immune system potentially getting sick from the virus (which can cause death) as a result of others not taking self-isolation seriously makes my stomach turn. The way the OP phrased her original post makes it sound like she's trivializing the seriousness of the virus and how it impacts others around her. It's one th
  11. I don't agree with how either of you dealt with the situation. Him blocking you is childish, but it doesn't seem like your views regarding the virus are any more mature. Just an FYI regarding the coronavirus, but my main concern isn't so much myself in this situation (being young & healthy), but the possibility of contracting the virus and exposing it to others with a weakened immune system.
  12. To be honest, it sounds like you two are playing a game of cat & mouse. Scheduling a quick meet up at this point shouldn't be this difficult; nor should you be questioning things so much. I'd stick a fork in this and be done. Unmatching would most likely be your best solution because I can't see things getting any better. And speaking from experience, if you haven't met up within two weeks (although there may be a justifiable exception here & there if it hasn't happened - i.e. - on vacation, out of town for work, etc.), I think you're wasting your time.
  13. Thank you, dias. Just trying to stay positive over here.
  14. I'm so sorry about the loss of your father, Jibralta. I can't imagine. You're so right about not only losing someone that we love so much, but losing someone who loves us so much. That's such a great way to put it, because it's so true! It's such a powerful thing - true, genuine, unconditional love.
  15. I honestly can’t pack my things fast enough right now. I want to be with my family. Hopefully this mindset will motivate me tomorrow to get even more packing done throughout the day. Feelings come in waves. One minute, I’m fine. The next, I want to curl up in a ball on my bed & remain this way indefinitely. Thankfully I have siblings. All big brothers. One lives in the same city as me & he’s going to help me move over the weekend. We’ll be loading up his van & driving back to my parents place together. He can’t stay for long, as he has a wife & a couple of cute childre
  16. So strange. I responded to your message, bluecastle, but it didn't post. Let me try this again! Thank you. My family and I can use all the strong and healing vibes we can get!
  17. One fear I've always had, since I was very young, is losing my parents. Sure, we've had our differences, but we've always loved each other so much and unconditionally. He and my mom are my go-to people. In so many ways, my dad has always been my rock. This may sound cheesy, but it's true. I talked to my dad a few times today and we always end our phone calls by saying 'I love you'. Today, when I said it, it stirred up so many emotions in the both of us. We could both barely get a word out after that. My dad is looking at this diagnosis as if it's the end of the road for him, whereas
  18. I'm so thankful I can be with them and help out as much as possible. It would honestly drive me nuts if I couldn't.
  19. Thank you, B. This news today really broke me, but I'm trying to stay positive and hope that there's some hope with this treatment.
  20. My dad checked himself into the emergency department at the hospital yesterday. Initially they thought he had a herniated disc, but after conducting an MRI this morning, they discovered cancer and they've scheduled him for emergency radiation tomorrow morning. 'Emergency radiation'? I've never heard this term before. He's still at the hospital and they're transporting him to a different city tomorrow for the treatment. This all came on suddenly. No one saw this coming. I'm shocked, angry and full of questions. I'm normally the person there with my parents when something like thi
  21. Thanks, Batya. I hope you & your family are doing well too.
  22. Businesses that are taking advantage & price gouging following the WHO declaring the Coronavirus a pandemic.
  23. I was laughing at this too, reinvent! So funny. Sounds like a Seinfeld episode. Lol
  24. I can relate to your work experiences on so many levels, Jibralta. Don't get me wrong. I've had some amazing managers and I sing their praises. But the bad were oh so bad. What I noticed though is that my best managers loved their jobs, where the worst managers absolutely detested their positions. Are you applying for other jobs at the moment? Will be interesting when you hear from that Bill you worked for previously and whether or not their job offer is something that appeals to you. I think it's safe to say that I was pretty naïve when I first entered the workforce after my scho
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