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Gut punch for the day

I am going to hate tomorrow. Tomorrow my wife and I get to sit down with our seven year old daughter and tell her the family dog, Daisy, is going to die soon.

Daisy has been our dog for thirteen years. Amy and I got her at the humane society as a puppy when we bought our first house. We have had her for most of our lives together. This weekend she started limping and when I took her in it wasn’t good, aggressive osteosarcoma in her right front leg. We had x-rays (unrelated) from three months ago that were perfectly clean and then today’s. I could see it right away, it is bad.

With no treatment we are looking at maybe two months. With amputation, maybe six, if she survives the surgery. Amy and I are going to keep her as comfortable as possible till we know it is time to do what needs to be done… But I have to tell my little girl her dog, the dog that has slept in her room every night of her life, is dying… Good, I feel sick.

Just Another Weekend

Blargh…
Last week I got my flu vaccine like a good boy (inactivated tetravalent variety) after consulting with my rheumatologist. I guess my jacked up Methotrexate-laden immune system didn’t like it too much because I started feeling like crap for a few days afterwards. Then Friday was the yearly daddy/daughter dance which meant I was heaving and flinging my sweetie around all right. Followed up the next day by a walk through the orchard and pumpkin hauling. It has been a heavy pill week and I am so glad wifey and I are taking a trip sans kids next weekend.

grammacat:

sageruto:

i pay tuition at this school i want a meeting with the damn president of this school


Oh I’ve used this math program before and I would very much like to LIGHT ITS CREATORS ON FIRE THIS THING SUCKS THE MOST IT IS THE WORST THING EVER MADE

This is why I don’t buy into these “educational software” systems the publishers keep trying to push.  The publishers like them because there is no secondary market, but to be quite frank, in my disciplines (chemistry and biology) they are a bunch of bullshit.

grammacat:

sageruto:

i pay tuition at this school i want a meeting with the damn president of this school

Oh I’ve used this math program before and I would very much like to LIGHT ITS CREATORS ON FIRE THIS THING SUCKS THE MOST IT IS THE WORST THING EVER MADE

This is why I don’t buy into these “educational software” systems the publishers keep trying to push. The publishers like them because there is no secondary market, but to be quite frank, in my disciplines (chemistry and biology) they are a bunch of bullshit.

(Source: ghostruto)

ultrafacts:

Source If you want more facts, follow Ultrafacts

Great but them you have another thing to charge.

ultrafacts:

Source If you want more facts, follow Ultrafacts

Great but them you have another thing to charge.

blushingfury:

Another week another shot

I feel sorry for those have to do the shots (I hate needles), and fortunate my iron-clad stomach tolerates the pills.

blushingfury:

Another week another shot

I feel sorry for those have to do the shots (I hate needles), and fortunate my iron-clad stomach tolerates the pills.

Ending the day with a fire, watching the kids play as the sun fades away.

Ending the day with a fire, watching the kids play as the sun fades away.

My two girls

My two girls

The boy can’t avoid a chance at a selfie.

The boy can’t avoid a chance at a selfie.

I got a lump on my head.

I got a lump on my head.

Respecting wheelchair users who can walk

realsocialskills:

People use wheelchairs for a lot of different reasons.

Some people use wheelchairs because they are paralyzed and completely unable to walk. That is not the only reason people use wheelchairs, and many wheelchair users have some ability to walk.

Here are some reasons some people who can walk use…

While I don’t need one at this time I can foresee a time in the future where my DM might make it a necessity. Even now I get off looks when I don’t help people with heavy things (I’m six and a half feet tall and a solid 250), I can’t imagine what it would be like to have to explain needing a wheelchair to people.