Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Primal With A Side Of FABULOUS

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Today Gay Panda went to the HMO endocrinologist's office.

    I was escorted to a room by a nurse so vacant that I wondered how she was able to find her car at the end of her shift. Most of the nurses I have come across are quite sharp human beings. This one was an outlier on that bell curve. The bell wasn’t even in sight from her vantage point. We shall call her Bubbles Bubbles Everywhere, because I was positive that were she to donate her brain at the end of her life for the purposes of medical research, mad scientists cackling over their saws and scalpels would crack open her skull to find the joke was on them.

    Bubbles Bubbles Everywhere at last floated out the door, to be replaced by the endocrinologist. It was a twenty-minute appointment that consisted of several reiterations of the following conversation:

    ENDO: Tell me about your life.
    GAY PANDA: Generally, I’m pretty happy. I love my work. I wake up happy to get out of bed and do it. The problem is I’m too tired to do it.
    ENDO: You’re depressed.
    GAY PANDA: No, I’m not.
    ENDO: Fatigue is a sign of depression.
    GAY PANDA: Yes, but I’m not depressed.

    ENDO: Your TSH is normal, so I think we need to look at depression as a cause.
    GAY PANDA: But I am not depressed! I know what that feels like and this is different. I don’t have any energy. I sleep well but wake up ridiculously tired.
    ENDO: Depression isn’t always about feeling sad all the time. Sometimes it can be expressed in non-traditional means like fatigue and poor concentration. I don’t think this is your thyroid. You have to open your mind to consider depression.
    GAY PANDA: I AM NOT DEPRESSED. I AM HAPPY, DAMMIT.
    ENDO: You’re depressed.

    I wanted to tell the doctor that I wasn’t depressed until we had this exchange, but I bit back the impulse. And this is why I pay for outside consultation.
    Last edited by Gay Panda; 07-26-2013, 09:24 PM.
    JOIN THE PANDA SHOW!!! Primal With A Side Of FABULOUS and PANDALOONERY!

    Comment


    • obviously you're depressed
      beautiful
      yeah you are

      Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
      lol

      Comment


      • Why is it that doctors are so unwilling to consider issues *other* than depression? Don't get me wrong - I'm really pleased that the medical world values our mental health, but it isn't always the root cause of everything. I take it that he didn't get as far as suggesting medication such as, oh, Prozac? Otherwise there would be a plea on here from Ladyfriend for a whip round to finance your bail bond...

        Comment


        • Originally posted by bloodorchid View Post
          obviously you're depressed
          LOL. I bitched about it to Lady Friend and Best Friend from Junior High. Both exclaimed, "But you're not depressed!"

          I KNOW.
          JOIN THE PANDA SHOW!!! Primal With A Side Of FABULOUS and PANDALOONERY!

          Comment


          • Originally posted by joapple View Post
            Why is it that doctors are so unwilling to consider issues *other* than depression? Don't get me wrong - I'm really pleased that the medical world values our mental health, but it isn't always the root cause of everything. I take it that he didn't get as far as suggesting medication such as, oh, Prozac? Otherwise there would be a plea on here from Ladyfriend for a whip round to finance your bail bond...
            I think it's because depression is easy (and cheap). The doctor just has to throw some SSRIs at it and the patient goes away. It's funny that if I say I'm depressed, the medical community agrees with me that I'm depressed. If I say I'm NOT depressed, the medical community insists I AM depressed. They already have the answer in mind and nothing will sway them.

            I've never had to argue so hard that I wasn't depressed. I felt like we were just going around in circles. It reminded me of Mother Panda long ago, arguing and arguing and arguing with doctors that something was very wrong medically with one of the cubs and getting brushed off as a hysterical mother. They would not take her seriously. Well, there WAS something wrong. It was cancer.

            If Prozac had been suggested as a solution to my ills, I fear what I would have said. Perhaps I should save for the bail bond now as the next appointment is in six months.
            JOIN THE PANDA SHOW!!! Primal With A Side Of FABULOUS and PANDALOONERY!

            Comment


            • We shall call her Bubbles Bubbles Everywhere, because I was positive that were she to donate her brain at the end of her life for the purposes of medical research, mad scientists cackling over their saws and scalpels would crack open her skull to find the joke was on them.
              This observation is obviously a sign of your depression. LOL!
              "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

              B*tch-lite

              Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

              Comment


              • Hi ya GP & all!! Ya'll don't faint dead away now! Its been like forever since I've been on the forum...not sure I could even find the thread I started last year! But one thing that has kept me in the loop is every day I get your updates in my email so I've been keeping up with you & the goings on in the Magical Bamboo Forest.

                What made me decide to come out of hiding is your recent bouts with trying to figure out thyroid issues...I'm doing the same right now & wanted to share with you & others having the same issues a new book. The best part? You can get if for free!! It will only cost you either 5.95 or 8.95 for the shipping(can't remember exactly). I have read a lot of books on thyroid & adrenal issues & this is hands down the best one I've read yet! Very easy to understand & lots & lots of people's stories on their symptoms & problems. I promise it will help you figure things out! Its called "Hypothyroidism, Health & Happiness". You can go to The Thyroid Answer | Dr. Steven Hotze to order it. They are encouraging those of us that have already ordered it to share it with those that we felt could benefit from it. So I'm sharing it with all you guys...cause I know so many are having problems & I hope that it will help.

                If I can find my original thread I will dig it out & post. Hopefully some of the other friends I made are still around.

                Wishing you health & happiness!!
                hugs,
                donna
                aka primalcajun

                ps: you aren't depressed!! the book explains why!!
                Last edited by theprimalcajun; 07-27-2013, 02:41 PM.
                Goal: Don't worry be happy!

                Comment


                • Hi Gay Panda,

                  I just wanted to post to let you know that I just finished reading Zombies Volume One and loved it! I'd like to buy more of your books, but before I do so, I wanted to ask if there is a difference for you in terms of income if I buy paperback over Kindle versions or vice versa. I'd like to support your writing in the way that is most profitable for you.

                  Comment


                  • Originally posted by theprimalcajun View Post
                    What made me decide to come out of hiding is your recent bouts with trying to figure out thyroid issues...I'm doing the same right now & wanted to share with you & others having the same issues a new book. The best part? You can get if for free!! It will only cost you either 5.95 or 8.95 for the shipping(can't remember exactly). I have read a lot of books on thyroid & adrenal issues & this is hands down the best one I've read yet! Very easy to understand & lots & lots of people's stories on their symptoms & problems. I promise it will help you figure things out! Its called "Hypothyroidism, Health & Happiness". You can go to The Thyroid Answer | Dr. Steven Hotze to order it. They are encouraging those of us that have already ordered it to share it with those that we felt could benefit from it.

                    ps: you aren't depressed!! the book explains why!!
                    That cracked me up. And you're back!!! Thanks for the book recommendation; I will look that one up.

                    The HMO endo was so fixated upon depression as the root of my ills that it was disturbing. She had the answer and WHY wouldn't I just agree?!? Pffffffhhhhhhhhhtttttttt.
                    JOIN THE PANDA SHOW!!! Primal With A Side Of FABULOUS and PANDALOONERY!

                    Comment


                    • Originally posted by TQD View Post
                      Hi Gay Panda,

                      I just wanted to post to let you know that I just finished reading Zombies Volume One and loved it! I'd like to buy more of your books, but before I do so, I wanted to ask if there is a difference for you in terms of income if I buy paperback over Kindle versions or vice versa. I'd like to support your writing in the way that is most profitable for you.
                      I am so thrilled that you enjoyed Zombies! Thank you!

                      The Zombies series and The Sigils series are only in ebook form, as are the short stories, so there's no choice to make. The Rune series, Toys, and The Dammerung are in digital and print both, but just pick the medium which is easier for you to read. There isn't much difference in the amount I receive (and digital is much cheaper).

                      Now back to writing Zombies IV with me . . .
                      JOIN THE PANDA SHOW!!! Primal With A Side Of FABULOUS and PANDALOONERY!

                      Comment


                      • I really did enjoy it. I used it as housework "carrots"...you can read a chapter of Zombies, then you have to go clean the bathroom...you can read a chapter of Zombies, then you have to go empty the dishwasher...you can read a chapter of Zombies, then you have to vacuum...

                        I loved reading about the DVD/shoe store, and the nationality of Libra. I felt like I was part of a private joke

                        I don't actually yet own a Kindle (I read Zombies on my laptop) but I'm going to buy one so that I can curl up with your other books. I'm still an old fashioned "hold a book in your hands" kinda person, so I'll buy the paperback versions that are available, and download the ones that aren't. Thanks for writing...I don't care what your Q is, you've made my life a much more interesting and thoughtful place.

                        Comment


                        • Originally posted by TQD View Post
                          I used it as housework "carrots"...you can read a chapter of Zombies, then you have to go clean the bathroom...you can read a chapter of Zombies, then you have to go empty the dishwasher...you can read a chapter of Zombies, then you have to vacuum...

                          I loved reading about the DVD/shoe store, and the nationality of Libra. I felt like I was part of a private joke

                          I don't actually yet own a Kindle (I read Zombies on my laptop) but I'm going to buy one so that I can curl up with your other books. I'm still an old fashioned "hold a book in your hands" kinda person, so I'll buy the paperback versions that are available, and download the ones that aren't. Thanks for writing...I don't care what your Q is, you've made my life a much more interesting and thoughtful place.
                          Thank you. I don't even know what to say.

                          I used the writing of it as carrots myself. 'Once I finish this page, I have to do the dishes/laundry/vacuum.' I wasn't really good at sticking to that though, especially in Micah's chapters. She was just so awful at times that I wanted to keep going. Of course, it's fitting that I had the worst time controlling my impulses while writing a character who didn't control her impulses. That is a very strange circle there. I'm at the end of Volume Four now and she's still the character where the pages just fly.

                          Still shaking my head about the Videos-and-Shoes store. I was down there recently and it's going strong all these years later. Videos on one side. Shoes on the other. ?????
                          JOIN THE PANDA SHOW!!! Primal With A Side Of FABULOUS and PANDALOONERY!

                          Comment


                          • So today I'm reading the one-star reviews of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and came across the most deliciously insane review EVER:

                            "I can't believe that Amazon would sell Mr. Potter's books. All his books are about witchcraft!"

                            Ummmm........
                            Last edited by Gay Panda; 07-30-2013, 10:40 AM.
                            JOIN THE PANDA SHOW!!! Primal With A Side Of FABULOUS and PANDALOONERY!

                            Comment


                            • Originally posted by Gay Panda View Post
                              So today I'm reading the one-star reviews of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and came across the most deliciously insane review EVER:

                              "I can't believe that Amazon would sell Mr. Potter's books. All his books are about witchcraft!"

                              Ummmm........
                              hahahahahahahahahahahaha
                              Primal since March 5, 2012
                              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



                              Comment


                              • Like George Takei posted yesterday, "Irony is when somebody writes 'Your an idiot!'
                                Height: 5' 10"
                                Starting Weight: 292
                                Starting Primal Weight: 275
                                Current weight: 224
                                Goal weight: 172
                                Body Fat 30.5

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X