I’m really bad about these things...

Posted 4 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks ago2018-10-25 13:13:12 UTC Comment #101573
Sorry to hear about the medical stuff :(
Also happy Belated Birthday!
Commented 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks ago2018-10-31 01:57:39 UTC Comment #101586
May I suggest you creating a GoFundMe site for your treatment cost?
Commented 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago2018-11-04 03:45:38 UTC Comment #101605
What's the latest update Rimrook?
Commented 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 1 week 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 1 week ago2018-11-11 13:00:39 UTC Comment #101617
How are you doing?
Commented 1 week 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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