out of cope

Dec. 4th, 2013 11:57 am
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[personal profile] boxofdelights
I am not doing very well. I was just hanging in there, waiting for things to get better, just enough better that I'd have enough energy to take some actions to actually make things better. Spending the day in bed, mostly, because I'm not sleeping well because I have to get up every couple of hours to change my tampon. Managing to make tea. Managing to feed the dogs without bending over. Worrying about finding something to eat, getting the sidewalk shoveled, getting more tampons and toilet paper and clean laundry when I run out.

I got up to have another cup of tea and set my bite guard on the table because I was just going to drink my tea and then put my bite guard back in and go back to bed. But I got interrupted by sudden gushing from the nether regions. When I got back from changing my tampon -- you know where this story is going, don't you? -- I discovered the little dog chewing pieces off my bite guard.

Now I can't stop sobbing. I should call the dentist and see if she can fix it, but I don't have a car and if I did I couldn't leave the house because I would bleed all over everything and anyway I can't make a phone call because I can't stop sobbing.

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Date: 2013-12-04 07:46 pm (UTC)
eeyorerin: drawing of me made using weemee generator (Default)
From: [personal profile] eeyorerin
Oh no. You poor dear. I wish I could help.

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Date: 2013-12-04 11:12 pm (UTC)
eeyorerin: drawing of me made using weemee generator (Default)
From: [personal profile] eeyorerin
Things that might be helpful but feel free to ignore them if they are not helpful:

You could order tampons and toilet paper from Amazon or some other online place and have them sent to your house.

When I was hemorraghing, I used to wear tampons and then two extra-long maxi pads overlapping each other in my underwear and that would usually keep me from bleeding all over things for a little while. It felt a bit like wearing a diaper but it temporarily contained the red tide so that I could leave the house for an hour or so. Or you can bring a towel to sit on in the car and in chairs. People will just think you're paranoid about germs.

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Date: 2013-12-04 11:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hobbitbabe
Oh yes, I have a towel in the car, and on days like that I wear two pairs of underpants - the old ones I don't care about making a mess on first, and the well-fitting ones on top holding everything on more securely.

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Date: 2013-12-04 08:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] badgerbag
Oh, god, that sounds horrible. Do you have any local support people who might do your laundry and get you things and maybe drop off your bite guard with the dentist?

I have totally been there with the slide into being incapable of dealing (physically and emotionally) and then it being hard/impossible to ask for help. it is specially hard when one is bleeding all over and it feels sort of like physical disintegration and i feel gross. I remember this one time when I basically bled over everything in the house but was not capable of getting out to a laundromat (of course... since i was actually hemorrhaging)

If I were there and could... i would come over and dig you out of the immediate situation... <3

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Date: 2013-12-04 10:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wild_irises
What [personal profile] badgerbag said, including what she said below.

Please ask someone for help; this is scary.

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Date: 2013-12-05 03:35 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] badgerbag
Oh... yes... sending your teeth on an errand WOULD be difficult....

<3

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Date: 2013-12-04 08:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] badgerbag
Also, I think you posting this is a good thing to do. Go, you. it's hard to do. really!

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Date: 2013-12-04 10:47 pm (UTC)
sasha_feather: Starbuck hugging somebody  (hug)
From: [personal profile] sasha_feather
<3 <3 <3 Hang in there!

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Date: 2013-12-04 10:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] loligo
I'm so sorry that things are so miserable right now. Do you have any indication of when the bleeding might stop, or is this all uncharted territory for you?

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Date: 2013-12-05 12:00 am (UTC)
j00j: rainbow over east berlin plattenbau apartments (Default)
From: [personal profile] j00j
Ugh, this sounds so awful. Hugs. If I were local I would definitely come and help with practical things. I hope there is someone you can ask.

Can we order you groceries or takeout from a distance?

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Date: 2013-12-05 03:36 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] badgerbag
That is a strangely classic answer....

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Date: 2013-12-05 02:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] seascribe
I am so, so sorry you are having to deal with all of this. I wish I had any way to help. *hugs* I hope it gets better soon.

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Date: 2013-12-05 03:16 am (UTC)
kathmandu: Close-up of pussywillow catkins. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kathmandu
Oh, poor honey. That does sound distressing.

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Date: 2013-12-05 03:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] the_siobhan
I'm sorry you are overwhelmed. I hope things get better soon.

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Date: 2013-12-05 08:52 pm (UTC)
cme: The outline of a seated cat woodburnt into balsa (Default)
From: [personal profile] cme
I am so sorry to hear all of the things you have to face, and I'm really glad you got some help. If I were there, I would volunteer to assist.

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Date: 2013-12-05 11:51 pm (UTC)
jesse_the_k: Extreme closeup of dark red blood cells (Blood makes noise)
From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
It's OK to accept help when you need it. It's okay to accept help in whatever order feels right to you, because when people offer to help, they're not offering to judge your choices.

(Or if they are, exploit the hell out of them first. :,))

Best wishes. Also most chain drugstores sell Depends, and they can carry you over in a pinch with an extra pad. That way you don't have to worry about washing anything (although your butt truly gets humid).

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