Witchydiva: PayPal balance: $2,130.00 USDI did not expect this on a Saturday, much less the day before St. Patty's Day.IMHO, 12.fl.oz. nailed it in Arelas' memorial thread:"I never could really put my finger on why I kept coming back to fark. The name calling, trolls, and some of the narrow thinking that I am as guilty as the next person.Then I think I figured it out, WE are all one big dysfunctional family. We call each other names and get in our little fights but when the chips are down, we have each other's backs."
GBmanNC: Sucks to here. Hope to see him back posting soon.And any medical experts wanna comment on how you catch something scary like this?
Witchydiva: PayPal balance: $2,130.00 USD
sevente: OK so he is a farker, good to know.
make me some tea: sevente: OK so he is a farker, good to know.A rather legendary Farker, nonetheless. It's been mentioned previously, but check out his profile, it's pretty awesome. http://www.fark.com/users/vincent_blackshadow
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Best wishes to all-a-y'all out that-a-ways too, The Bananadragon.panfried: MRSA is a biatch, though my mother was fighting lung cancer, it was MRSA pneumonia that took her.You have my sincerest condolences, panfried.tudorgurl: I wish I could. Right now, every spare penny is going to help my dad while my mom is in hospice. But I will light a candle for him and hope for the best. I'm sorry that that's the best I can do.And all the best to you and your folks as well, tudorgurl.muck4doo: Thank you by the way Witchydiva for letting us know what is going on, and putting this together.Amen to that.
gambitsgirl: My husband got MRSA in his last year of ALS and being wheelchair and bed bound it was a total biatch for me to maintain. I never got it but my 7-year-old son did and I had to spend a week in the Children's Hospital with him hoping he wouldn't die along with his father.
biohazard76: We still don't understand everything about Staph and how it makes people sick. It tends to take advantage of any break down in host immune defense, or breakdown in the skin barrier, to cause disease. The current epidemic clone is very good at making healthy people very sick when it becomes invasive.
sevente: OK so he is a farker, good to know. That sucks as it sounds like it's a very serious and debilitating illness and he obviously means a great deal to a lot of farkers here.I still think it would be worthwhile mentioning that he is a farker in the headline - I mean i consider myself a part of the large and weird fark community and have honestly never come across the guy. I think putting that in the headline and a link to his profile in a sticky at the top of thread would be useful to other farkers in the same boat as me - it can't hurt and IMHO would be more likely to attract donations from other farkers who don't necessarily know him.
picodenico: Whoa, thanks Bathia_MapesDefinitely did not expect anything like that.
Witchydiva: He IS on the road to recovery at this point. He spoke for the first time in a month just a couple days ago, and things are looking up.
feckingmorons: lohphat: If you've opposed single payer healthcare not only are you incapable of doing the math vs our current costly system but you're an asshole for causing unnecessary suffering and destruction of families through crushing healthcare debt.Hey, thanks for calling people names in a nice thread.
Mrbogey: feckingmorons: lohphat: If you've opposed single payer healthcare not only are you incapable of doing the math vs our current costly system but you're an asshole for causing unnecessary suffering and destruction of families through crushing healthcare debt.Hey, thanks for calling people names in a nice thread.Some threads you just don't threadjack. It's a time for tact not tactics.
feckingmorons: I didn't call anyone names. This is a nice thread, not a name calling thread.
Mrbogey: feckingmorons: I didn't call anyone names. This is a nice thread, not a name calling thread.I was agreeing.
biohazard76: The Bananadragon:My doctor wrote my sulfameth prescription with refills on it, and that paid off this time - as soon as I woke up with a puffy cheek line, I felt around the jaw for a second, went "yep, MRSA", called CVS immediately and got on antibiotics before calling my doctor. Took three the first day to flood my system. And being able to act that quickly is probably what saved me from having to get some obnoxious maxillofacial surgery that I can't afford, because my doctor knew that I could self-diagnose an abscess and wanted me to be able to act quickly if/when it happened again.I'm glad you're feeling better, Bananadragon. I hope the MRSA leaves you alone. I'm particularly interested in what makes the current clone so successful and so virulent, and in studying patients with recurrent infections... and yes I wash my hands a ton, especially at work. :)Thank you, Bathia_Mapes... was an unexpected surprise!
Witchydiva: Dammit. Didn't work. D'oh.Ah well. At least I had fun with the filter, right? Also, I'mma give VB grief for not mentioning me in his profile. Did the breakfast buffet in Vegas mean NOTHING? *sob*
Witchydiva: From Mrs. Blackshadow:"OH. MY. GOSH. We just can't get over this! We're so grateful and humbled by everyone's good wishes and generosity. ... I'm at the hospital with VB right now and I've shown him all of the comments in the thread. We're both speechless. ... Thank you, SO VERY MUCH"
Fear_and_Loathing: Witchydiva: Dammit. Didn't work. D'oh.Sometimes miracles happen. Lol. All sorts of them.
The Bananadragon: I don't wanna keep blathering in here lest I sound like I'm making it about me, but if you wanna talk more there's an email address in my profile, and stuff.
biohazard76: GBmanNC: Sucks to here. Hope to see him back posting soon.And any medical experts wanna comment on how you catch something scary like this?A third of people in the developed world carry Staph (Staphylococcus aureus) in their nose, armpit or groin... methicillin-resistant Staph aureus (MRSA) makes up a good portion of that. We have an ongoing epidemic in this country of a particular clone of MRSA that is rather virulent.We still don't understand everything about Staph and how it makes people sick. It tends to take advantage of any break down in host immune defense, or breakdown in the skin barrier, to cause disease. The current epidemic clone is very good at making healthy people very sick when it becomes invasive.Best thing to do for yourself is practice good hand hygiene and wash any cuts or scrapes that you have and keep them covered when you're out and about. CDC has some info here: http://www.cdc.gov/mrsa/prevent/personal.html/full disclosure: Staph/MRSA is my life//pray I get my grant funding...///hope Mr.VB makes a full recovery...
smells_like_meat: Witchydiva:Please email me at address K f 7 y d l (at) a r r l dawt net, no spaces. Or get back to me here if you can't make it work.I haven't been on TF much lately, but Vincent is a particularly, good friend of mine. I've met him in person and would like to help.I had the same infection in January 2012. Never sick a day in my life before. I was in a coma for 22 days and in the hospital for 2 months. During the first week that I was sick my wife was told one evening to make funeral arrangements for me. My 2 doctors saved my life although they expected to bury me. I made it. I was home in a hospital bed, on IV antibiotics for months. I didn't really start to get better until September. My cognition was screwed up for a long while.It cost over $500K all but $7,500 covered by insurance.If Mrs. Blackshadow would care to call me I, and my wife would be available to give insight as to what to expect. My wife also saved my life by being there all the time.It will not be easy, the recovery will be long.I walked a mile today, with a cane. First time over a mile Last March I couldn't walk 10 feet.Call us. We can help.
Witchydiva: smells_like_meat: Jaysus, Meat. I knew you'd been ill, but I somehow managed to miss just how close we came to losing you. I like you. Glad you are on that road to recovering, and wish I'd been there for you in the roughest times.I need to wade through the BS threads and read TFD more often. Holy crap.
biohazard76: I paid it forward with Bathia_Mapes kind donation of TF to me in a donation to VB... hope it helps.../the MRSA club is a big club, unfortunately...
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