I’m really bad about these things...

Posted 11 months ago2018-10-25 04:51:58 UTC
Rimrook RimrookGoldsource Guru
And by that, I mean if things turned for the worse, this journal would say something very different.

I’ve been in the hospital for a week for severe and I mean SEVERE abdominal pain. Before I was in the hospital, I dealt with it for over 6 weeks. When I went in, I was on the brink of a system shutdown. Turns out that I have severe ulcerative colitis. Kinda baffles me because my diet is pretty good, but learning my family has a history of it and that stress is a major cause, well there’s the culprit right there. Everything about my life is stressful. In fact, two days earlier before I had testing for anxiety and depression disorders, as well as a test that might put me on the autism spectrum. So I might have that too. Also, here’s an easy one, (31 + 1).

Sorry for the dump, but better this than “hey brohs Rim’s dead lol here’s access to his online backups have at it!”

Maybe next time. :P

14 Comments

Commented 11 months ago2018-10-25 12:12:52 UTC Comment #101571
I am so sorry to hear that. As if life isn't hard enough, but when it rains, it pours.

Coming from a medical perspective, I'll say that the cause of ulcerative colitis is mostly genetic, but with environmental triggers. I wouldn't blame yourself for your diet, and there's nothing you can do about your genes.

I have friends who live with ulcerative colitis for decades. I have friends on the spectrum. We all make it work somehow--it doesn't mean it's easy. There are very effective treatment for UC, but you'll need to deal with side effects.

In fact, one of my pediatric colleagues became a pediatric gastroenterologist because of her personal struggle with ulceratis colitis. Maybe you'll end up in medical school.

Hang in there. We are here if you need to vent.
Commented 11 months ago2018-10-25 13:10:56 UTC Comment #101572
Sorry to hear the bad news man, I hope you can pull through this! You're one of the smartest guys I know and I hope you make it to 30 + 70!
Commented 11 months ago2018-10-25 13:13:12 UTC Comment #101573
Sorry to hear about the medical stuff :(
Also happy Belated Birthday!
Commented 11 months ago2018-10-26 07:38:28 UTC Comment #101574
Fuck, dude.
Fuck.

Hope you're okay, mate.
Better bring a laptop to the hospital so you can polish SMJ from a ward.
Commented 11 months ago2018-10-26 14:46:00 UTC Comment #101579
I’m home now but I got some serious challenges. First of all, the medication I have to take for the rest of my life is fucking $4,800! Even the doc was apologizing about the price before he even named it.

And yes I did do work on my phone for things. I never stop.
Commented 11 months ago2018-10-26 20:59:53 UTC Comment #101581
Holy crap Rim. Glad to hear you're home but that is a hefty bill... :(
Commented 11 months ago2018-10-31 01:57:39 UTC Comment #101586
May I suggest you creating a GoFundMe site for your treatment cost?
Commented 11 months ago2018-11-01 14:43:02 UTC Comment #101596
If I’m going to get funding for anything, it’d be for my projects. Though, it really does feel like a fine for a stupid genetic condition. I could choose a fun number of petty crimes that would incur less in fees and fines, and that would be my choice, but I didn’t choose any of this. I have a healthy lifestyle, and it’s sick that that was never an issue. What gets me is simply seeing how decrepit the system is and how it’s messed up everything. A colleague and phenomenal artist had passed from a medical complication before she could get her degree. She couldn’t afford what she needed, and that shit stole her from making the world a brighter place, and that shit scares me. The system failed her, and the world lost a promising artist. I can’t fail nor be failed upon either, I’ve got shit to get done.

Ugh. Steroids rant.
Commented 11 months ago2018-11-04 03:45:38 UTC Comment #101605
What's the latest update Rimrook?
Commented 11 months ago2018-11-04 12:35:39 UTC Comment #101606
Yeah, life is so inherently unfair.

Don't try to look for reason or justice--there isn't any. Good people die every day, while assholes get to be presidents.

Hang in there.
Commented 11 months ago2018-11-05 21:50:10 UTC Comment #101613
There is an update... but it will take some organization to announce and explain things. :/
Commented 11 months ago2018-11-10 22:48:00 UTC Comment #101616
I'm sorry to hear it Rim. If it means anything, I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say we're all sending good vibes your way - Just know there's nothing but support from us.
Commented 11 months ago2018-11-11 13:00:39 UTC Comment #101617
How are you doing?
Commented 11 months ago2018-11-11 17:38:56 UTC Comment #101618
A miracle happened and my hospital visit was waived. I qualified for something and that service took care of the costs. I got a very happy letter that said my account had been adjusted to zero. All I have to do is pay the radiology department which is kinda not a big deal. I'm very grateful, though I don't know what I did to deserve it, but it encourages me to want to release and close projects.

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