Dancers Anonymous > yesterday's activities

Discussion in 'Dancers Anonymous' started by fascination, May 10, 2009.

  1. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    I'm curious too!
  2. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    I don't think it does display in your profile. At least, I haven't found it there.

    If you quote someone, before you it submit, the beginning of the quote says

    quote = "username, post: post number, member: member number

    ETA: That's not clear. It says this.

    quote="samina, post: 985745, member: 10639"

    So, for example, your post that I just quoted is post #985,745. Your member number is 10,639.
  3. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    I suppose I should add that, when I was little, it was pretty much assumed that you were going to get certain "childhood diseases," so it was pretty common (in my community. Can't speak for others.) to deliberately expose your child to chicken pox or whatever, so they'd get it out of the way. Common knowledge was that it was simpler/less painful to get it as a young child than as an adult. Nobody doubted that, at some point, you were going to get it. It was just a matter of when.

    So, when twin sis got the mumps, it was business as usual. She and I shared a bed just like we always had. For some reason, I never did get the mumps. *shrug* No big deal either way.

    However, I'm going to go on record, here, and say that going to senior prom with chicken pox scars is less than ideal. :D
  4. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    Child's country research fair. Her report was on South Africa and she did a really nice job! I like the fact that she talked about apartheid in at least three different sections of her poster board: history, economics, education. I feel like she has a pretty good sense of how the history of racism continues to impact a culture after the racist laws go away, especially for a 5th grader. (Some adults I know seem to have a hard time wrapping their minds around this concept.)

    [I cancelled my 9:10 class so that I would be able to spend more than 10 minutes at this event. School starts at 8:20, and their research fairs start at 8:40. The school has put out these dates far in advance the last couple of years, so this semester, I just built these exceptions into my schedule.]

    10:20--GREAT WORKS II. Frankenstein. I was actually a little surprised; the class seemed a bit quiet today, and normally this is a book that would get a lot of discussion. Huh.


    Graded 3 ENG 1101 essays, with an interruption from someone from the government. They've found me out. No, just kidding. The guy flashed a badge and said they were considering an alumni for a job and could he interview me. We get these from time to time. So I did that.

    I was about to bounce on out to Towson, but checked my e-mail. There was one from another member of the FY team hoping I was on my way. Um, I don't think I knew we had a thing today! Not a great feeling. Luckily, she included a room number. I headed to the room, hoping that I was not supposed to be the presenter at whatever this thing was!!!

    AHA! It is a meeting to go over the first year website. I love our web designer. (He's an alum from the class of '99 and I taught him in several classes. And went to a bar to see him to karaoke. He's a fun guy, in a band, etc.) Unfortunately, one member of our team wants to go over Every.Single.Detail. I text Nik and ask if we can move off our lesson 1 hr. I should have said 2 hrs!

    The chair of my department gave a mini version of this "demotivational" poster to a colleague, and I have to say there are days where I heartily concur!

    Of course, I hate to be the one to suggest the meeting should end, since I was there late, but I *am* going to make it to Towson. Next week is an absolute bear and I will not be able to do a lesson. I don't want to go two weeks without lessons unless I really, really have to. Endless Friday afternoon meeting does not reach "really, really have to" status. Really. Shut up, peeps. Let the web designer do his job. That's what we pay him for.

    Rush home. 5 min turn around. Out.
    3:05--Leave for Towson. Of course hit crummy traffic on the Beltway. It's just going to be one of those days.
    4:10--Arrive for a lesson that was originally scheduled for 3, then moved to 4.

    Good lessons, almost entirely focused on technique. Nik makes it clear that now that I am getting better, he is going to expect more out of me technically in terms of foot usage, use of neutral, timing of specific actions down to the quarter-of-a-beat level. He also has some things to say about hitting a line and why it is important not to just think about the picture, but the stretch to enable the next action.

    Home. Dinner.
    Husband is still feeling poorly. His surgery is scheduled for a week and a half from now. I think there is at least a 10% chance the doctor will say he is too unhealthy for the surgery and postpone it. But what do I know?

    Family Fun Night: Skyfall. Child's first James Bond movie!
    [I just found out, much to my shock, that my sister--who is 39 years old--had never seen a James Bond movie until Skyfall! I'm not sure how this happened. She sees plenty of movies.]
  5. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    10ish--Child and I to the college, where I grade some papers. Husband isn't feeling well enough to drive her to gymnastics, and I say I'll do it IF she will come to work with me, as work is halfway to gymnastics and I don't want to have to leave work, drive the wrong direction, pick her up, and then drive her to gymnastics. I have to get through this stack of papers this weekend.

    11:45--Leave for gymnastics.
    12--Child's class starts. I head back to work and grade a little more.
    12:45--Leave to pick her up.
    1--Class ends. She and I head to the campus convenience store for fortification, then back to the office.
    3--Head home!

    Evening activities include dinner and writing in diary. I was supposed to call my sister back (she called while I was at work) but forgot.
  6. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    Exactly. Let the immune system do its work, ay? I had most everything, as did my kids. Their immune systems are now strong, almost never get colds or flus -- it would be remarkable for them to be laid up in bed and miserable. But kids these days are generally quite the opposite, catching every little thing.
  7. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    I hope your sister doesn't judge the franchise on that one alone... :)

    Sorry to hear about DH still not being well, Cha.
  8. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    I had whooping cough, even though I'd had the vaccine. The pediatrician looked at me and said, "I haven't had a case of whooping cough in 35 years. Where did you get it?" I also had double pneumonia -- at the same time as the whooping cough. I was one sick 11 year old, as in "nearly died several times" sick. Haven't thought about it in years.

    I also had chicken pox, mumps, measles, German measles.

    I must be tough.
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  9. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member


    Out of town Friend goes to NYC for a workshop; I noodle around with tech gadgets and get new tv, new cable box, and new blu-ray gizmo to play nice. Color me happy. I watch Hugo on streaming video, wirelessly, on the giant tv, color me happy.
    To NY to theater; meet friend at Apple Store at 5th &59th, dine frugally at a local deli with a food bar, then theater.
    Home, check FB, big mistake, online until well after midnight, well past my bedtime.
  10. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    I had scarlet fever as a little girl
  11. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    saturday; wake, not enough sleep, teach two different classes, home to food and nap, drive to job #2 and see clients, one of whom has to walk down the aisle without her dad, so I have to wear the dual counseling hat for that to a local studio and sell 2 gowns....yay...and, win the raffle to boot...home to dh, cuddle....
  12. danceronice

    danceronice Well-Known Member

    Well into the screaming stage of prednisone (it is NOT a fun drug, it's really not) plus eating oneself sick (which at least buffers the pain from the drug.) Only another two days of tapering at least. Job fair for the casino--and actually now kind of wanting to train for table gaming. Would be a lot of fun to work for these people and the bennies would be nice. Stocked up at Tractor Supply again so the birds can keep eating me out of house and home but with the snow of course they're hungry.
  13. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    I've only ever done topical prednisone, and weaning myself off that was not fun. My heart goes out to you. *sigh*
  14. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    Talk to me about prednisone. My husband is on it too (second or third course of it!), and I have never been prescribed it myself. What do you mean by "screaming stage"?
  15. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Withdrawal is a witch.
  16. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    The only problem is the kids who die from getting a preventable disease arguably because they were not vaccinated.

    And, OTOH, the problem is the kids who die or [much bigger problem] contract developmental delays arguably because of vaccinations.

    It's complicated, no matter which angle you're coming from. *shrug*
  17. danceronice

    danceronice Well-Known Member

    The withdrawal isn't the problem if you're on high doses as much as the side effects of just being on it. I'm not on REMOTELY as high a dose for as long a time as I have been before (which included infusions and IM shots and long-term 200mg doses)--now it's just severe stomach pain (like heartburn), uncontrolled appetite, mood swings, muscle pain, nausea, predisposition to infections (because it's an imunosuppressant) and general malaise. On higher doses the mood swings were violent, my skin was gray, and I really had no energy at all. My one supervisor on an internship then had MS and we used to talk about binge foods because you get REALLY hungry, and again, on the up side having food on the stomach does mostly kill any stomach pain. This one I've only had a week, starting with two days of 60mgs, two of 50, two of 40, two of 30, this is the first day of 20, and I'll be pretty much done. (I do crack up reading the "call the doctor" side effects because they're all just"what you feel like when you're on Prednisone." Yes, you can stroke out but that's not REALLY likely. I'm more prone to the psychotic snapping--the only time I've ever really screamed at a service worker was on high dose stuff.)

    Really, they don't give you this one unless you REALLY need it. When I was getting LOTS of it, I was so severely anaemic and lacking platelets I was bleeding to death, so shutting down my immune system was much more important than worrying about nasty side effects. However for allergies you can't stay on it forever, so they try to transition you to something like Claratin. You feel awful, but they generally prescribe it because whatever it's stopping is worse.
  18. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Hmm. The folks I know who've done Prednisone long term all ended up gaining a large amount of weight, as well. :(

    When I did Prednisone drops for uvitis, I took it to stop unexplained eye swelling (an autoimmune something or the other that no one can explain.) The danger, then, was finding a ramp-down rate where you could tell if the swelling was recurring or not. It was terrible.
  19. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Has anybody here ever done the Susan G Komen 3 day walk or does anybody have strong opinions about it?
  20. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    maybe a new thread for that? with a caveat about the political issues

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