@gu3st closest my 8 year old gets is weak decaffeinated chai tea!
Being told to exercise more or eat less/better doesn't actually work for everyone. People have all sorts of reasons for being fat or obese. One in particular is medication for mental illnesses. They are notorious for people rapidly gaining up to 30kg or more. And it makes you very uncomfortable and self-conscious. You don't need unsolicited advice, you need acceptance and love. Fat people are more than aware of their size.
I feel for you. I work with injecting drug users, including ice. It is a horrible drug that ruins lives. I have patients who have managed heroin use over 20-30 years, only using at weekends of once or twice a week. Then they try ice and that's it. They regret ever having tried it because it's extremely hard to get back off and you can't regulate your use at all. it's harder to promote safe usage (clean syringes etc), they go for days without eating, they pick at their skin until they have bloody scabs, they steal from family or retail, or sometimes get money through sex work. They do actually get brain damage, you're not imagining it. It ruins their lives and those they love. It leads to job loss, chronic and acute health conditions, loss of relationships with anyone that doesn't also use, and leads to homelessness.
Great to read about these $$$ items that so many of us in continuous lockdowns can't afford by miles.
Reading this as a registered nurse, I can report it is the truth. In this last week, I've had to throw away a handbag because it got covered in sputum from an unstable trachy patient I was working 1:1 with, had to deal with explaining to another nurse (who was literally saving this patient's life) what he wrote on his communications whiteboard ("black bitch go back to where you came from). Been threatened with a metal pole, been told how many nurses a patient has assaulted and how he did it and how he will do it again. In my 14 years of nursing, I have seen all of this. I'm burnt out and have taken several months off to recover from the trauma and stress of every day nursing. I have a degree and post-grad qualifications and am still paid poorly. I don't even know where to end my rant, so I'll stop now!
I didn't look after my skin properly until the last few years (my early to mid thirties). I've finally found my happy place - Aesop oil cleaner, toner and serum and followed by Clinique 72 hour hydration gel. I cracked and bought the Ultra Violette sunscreen last summer and it's fantastic, even under make-up. My hyperpigmentation is improving, skin texture is so smooth. I know the Aesop products are expensive but the bottles are huge and last forever.
@rush I recently had a Mirena inserted and was given a penthrox inhaler (the type of pain relief ambos give) and the whole thing was over in 10 minutes. One sharp quick pain and I was a bit high on the medication anyway so it was all good. No pain at all since then. Much better than I was expecting!
@rosiecat and smokers, overweight people. There risk goes up for a lot of women and it's not talked about.
Sounds like he should be retired. None of this is ok. I hope one day when you have the strength that you report him to AHPRA. Amongst all the rest, he should never have performed a procedure on you without consent and he should have offered pain relief. Hell, I had a Mirena insertion and was given Penthrox. He most certainly didn't just treat you like this.
All of this! The work is so hard and if you do it properly it is relentless. Even having a hospital admission for your mental health is exhausting because you spend your entire day attending groups sessions on what the work is, how to do the work and practicing the work. When what you really need is some respite and sleep, but you can't because of medication schedules, meal schedules and compulsory group sessions. And that's only for those who can afford it.
I rewatched this with my daughter yesterday. I haven't seen it since I was about 9 when it came out and I have to say, I am now firmly on the mother's side. I'm not sure it holds up, and it's not his best work, but it's still a bit of nostalgia.
@jsto55 Me too.
@Experienced guest I've never met a happy narcissist. They are usually terribly unhappy but put on a very practiced front. They derive pleasure from other people's adoration or attention.
I had a traumatic 3 day ordeal with my first. A 'natural birth'. *eye roll*. It impacted me mentally for years (I'm still not completely over it nearly 10 years later). It was at a very busy public hospital and vaginal birth was pretty much the only way you were supposed to give birth unless it was lifethreatning. For my second, I went private because I wanted a better/different experience overall. I was so nervous to say I wanted a caesarean but as soon as I said 'I had a traumatic birth and I want a caesarean', she was so lovely and said absolutely understandable, let's book you in. I ended up needing to have it 3 weeks earlier than planned, but the experience, from the anaesthetist to the nurses, obstetricians and paediatrician was amazing. The recovery was quicker than I expected, the bonding was easier with my baby. I've tried both ways, and I think for those who judge others that somehow seems ok. It's weird. Anyway, each to her own.
My dad went to school with their dad. Missed opportunity for me haha
@mamamia-user-482898552 why would it bother a muslim person to see another person eating or drinking? She's just said even muslim people have reasons they don't or can't fast and that it is divinely mandated. It's like saying non-
Or instead of disposable tampons and pads, invest in period knickers. Good for the planet and life changing.
I wrote this comment first thing this morning and for some reason it was deleted so I'm posting again because it's important.
Blondpro is a great Olaplex alternative and a bit cheaper. My hair salon used to use Olaplex but found Blondpro worked better, especially for curly hair.
As a mental health professional currently staying as a patient in a psychiatric hospital, this will be an interesting one to watch...