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Re: The Venting Thread
« Reply #1995 on: June 30, 2022, 08:30:04 PM »
Oh, golly, yes.

Stand your ground there.

Healthcare second-guessers without a license are indeed dangerous.

Ivermectin is not an approved med for humans.

Good grief!

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« Reply #1996 on: July 01, 2022, 07:54:26 AM »
I'm sorry, clean, it sounds like you've got quite a lot in your lap (and other places).   I hope you get your prescription soon and that those who are unqualified keep their noses out of it. 

Ivermectin is not an approved med for humans.

Just to clarify here, the FDA does list ivermectin as an approved med for humans, but not for COVID.  A family member just had it prescribed this past week.

From https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/why-you-should-not-use-ivermectin-treat-or-prevent-covid-19:
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The FDA has not authorized or approved ivermectin for use in preventing or treating COVID-19 in humans or animals. Ivermectin is approved for human use to treat infections caused by some parasitic worms and head lice and skin conditions like rosacea.

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Re: The Venting Thread
« Reply #1997 on: July 01, 2022, 09:08:12 AM »
Right, thanks, my bad.

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Re: The Venting Thread
« Reply #1998 on: July 02, 2022, 02:42:16 AM »
I just spent 12 hours in the ER. I don't wish that kind of hell on anyone. Thank God I'm ok.

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« Reply #1999 on: July 02, 2022, 06:44:27 AM »
Yikes, but glad you are ok.

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« Reply #2000 on: July 02, 2022, 09:05:05 AM »
EPW, sorry to hear about your ER visit. They are places of hell. I remember a student telling me about her waiting for hours in an ER so that she could get treatment for her child, only to realize that she (who was feeling quite well at the beginning of the visit) and the child were getting sicker by the minute. She decided that given the lack of efficiency and professionalism she had experienced so far, the child would be better off at home.

Glad to hear that you are OK, but sending good wishes for a speedy recovery all the same.

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« Reply #2001 on: July 02, 2022, 11:58:09 AM »
Thanks everyone. I thought it was a cardiac issue, but it was something very minor. Again, thank God. It was sad and eye opening to see how many people were packed in there (kids, people with obvious bloody accidents)- and they just kept coming! The ER was short-staffed, had some emergency gun shot victims and then they only had one doctor after 2am!

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Re: The Venting Thread
« Reply #2002 on: July 02, 2022, 12:23:01 PM »
So glad you are okay, EPW, and that you got checked out, even if the ER was a complete mess.  You can certainly see some stark realities there. 

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« Reply #2003 on: July 05, 2022, 02:23:29 PM »
First, this is nothing health-related and I am thankful that I and my family are all okay. Merely work drama but trying to manage so I don't end up with the stress-related illness I got the last time I chaired.

Today is day five of my term is department chair. yesterday I learned via our website that the past chair (who the dean told had to work with all TT and tenured faculty to make hires) had made an appointment I was unaware of. This is to cover for a resignation a year ago, but in the wrong rank (person in new appointment can't do academic advising or senior theses; it is a lecturer position, multi-year). So thus begins the second year of covering for all this work (I am in the closest subfield as the resignation).

Meanwhile there is also still an open adjunct position for this fall, and the chair botched the negotiations with a high profile person we could have offered a lectureship (dean was amenable) and didn't want to offer enough so now here I am looking for someone to cover a very specialized course less than two months before term starts and a day before my research trip starts.

Needless to say, I am not excited to begin this term.



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Re: The Venting Thread
« Reply #2004 on: July 05, 2022, 03:21:54 PM »
First, this is nothing health-related and I am thankful that I and my family are all okay. Merely work drama but trying to manage so I don't end up with the stress-related illness I got the last time I chaired.

Today is day five of my term is department chair. yesterday I learned via our website that the past chair (who the dean told had to work with all TT and tenured faculty to make hires) had made an appointment I was unaware of. This is to cover for a resignation a year ago, but in the wrong rank (person in new appointment can't do academic advising or senior theses; it is a lecturer position, multi-year). So thus begins the second year of covering for all this work (I am in the closest subfield as the resignation).

Meanwhile there is also still an open adjunct position for this fall, and the chair botched the negotiations with a high profile person we could have offered a lectureship (dean was amenable) and didn't want to offer enough so now here I am looking for someone to cover a very specialized course less than two months before term starts and a day before my research trip starts.

Needless to say, I am not excited to begin this term.

Yuck!

Is signing the hiring paperwork something someone else can do, if you quick-locate the person?

That would seem to be your tightest bottleneck.

People first, paper after that, as one of my bosses used to say.

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« Reply #2005 on: July 06, 2022, 06:33:15 AM »
In recent days I've been developing ear aches that turn into headaches.  They're bad enough that I can't think straight.  I've always had trouble with my ears off and on, but this is exceptionally bad.   It's not affecting my hearing.  I've also been feeling more fatigued than I really should.  Maybe I just can't handle our extreme summer heat and humidity like I used to.
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« Reply #2006 on: July 06, 2022, 07:01:30 AM »
In recent days I've been developing ear aches that turn into headaches.  They're bad enough that I can't think straight.  I've always had trouble with my ears off and on, but this is exceptionally bad.   It's not affecting my hearing.  I've also been feeling more fatigued than I really should.  Maybe I just can't handle our extreme summer heat and humidity like I used to.

Go now and make an appointment with your primary care physician (or GP, if you're in the UK) and ask for a referral to an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist and a headache specialist. Please. Now.

(said in a tone of urgent concern)

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Re: The Venting Thread
« Reply #2007 on: July 06, 2022, 08:14:34 AM »
Agree.

An ear infection is just one possibility, you need to be on it as soon as possible.

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Re: The Venting Thread
« Reply #2008 on: July 06, 2022, 11:00:32 AM »
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In recent days I've been developing ear aches that turn into headaches.  They're bad enough that I can't think straight.  I've always had trouble with my ears off and on, but this is exceptionally bad.   It's not affecting my hearing.  I've also been feeling more fatigued than I really should.  Maybe I just can't handle our extreme summer heat and humidity like I used to.

Get a COVID test!
I have it now (positive diagnosis on Thursday), and it started with just a minor sore throat and a little congestion (which included ear pressure in one ear). 

IF it is not COVID, at least you will not worry about it, and IF it is, the sooner you can start the antiviral (which is FREE to patients... Uncle Sam is paying), then the less you will be discomforted! 

Stay Healthy!
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« Reply #2009 on: July 08, 2022, 07:34:25 AM »
I've now been to the doctor.  No signs of infection or blockage.  My symptoms are consistent with maxillary joint problems.  Which I've had a history of.  I've been gritting my teeth ever since I had teeth to grit.  I guess the wear and tear on my jaw joints is now catching up with me.  I may finally have to break down and let my dentist fit me with a mouth guard to sleep in.  In the meantime, whenever I have this problem the doctor suggests taking ibuprofen before it gets so bad, and eating soft food.  It only lasts a few days at a time.  I didn't even have trouble with it yesterday.

Thank you everybody for the expressed concerns.
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