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[ - ] When people say they went to Andover, they mean Phillips Academy, right? I am so not a prep school person, but through work know a bunch of people who are, and was curious. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Just don't ever make the mistake of getting it confused with Exeter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:10 PM Flag
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Yes, that's what they mean. People say "Andover" and "Exeter" because there is a Phillips Academy Andover and a Phillips Academy Exeter. [ Reply | More ]
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WTF is Phillips Academy? [ Reply | More ]
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I doubt you'll ever have to worry about knowing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:28 PM Flag
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A military school in the southwest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:32 PM Flag
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Phillips Exeter Academy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:38 PM Flag
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yes, because both schools are called phillips and it is necessary to distinguish which one outside of the school. At school they just call it Phillips [ Reply | More ]
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BTW I live nearby and we also call it Phillips ...to us Andover is not a place, it's a whole town [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:11 PM Flag
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Thanks all, and not one person told me I was NOKD or anything snarky. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:21 PM Flag
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It's still early. ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:25 PM Flag
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Phillips Academy is in Andover, MA, and is almost always known as "Andover". Phillips Exeter Academy is in Exeter, NH and is almost always known as "Exeter". [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks. Asked and answered. [ Reply | More ]
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They could be referring to Andover HS, I suppose - a friend of mine went there. Unlikely, however. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:33 PM Flag
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LOL. No. [ Reply | More ]
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That's Andover High :) [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Any recommendations for cute towns along Lake Michigan, driving distance from Chicago? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Frakenmuth MI http://www.frankenmuth.org/ [ Reply | More ]
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We did a road trip couple years back, and just stopped along random beaches etc. water was so pristine and clean, really beautiful! funny story, went to mackinac island, and one of the people working at the hotel was Jamaican and he was telling us how when he first saw Lake Michigan he had to taste the water to make sure it wasn't an ocean. I thought it was cute/funny :) [ Reply | More ]
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What is your experience with beaches? I find those in MI to be grimey pits. [ Reply | More ]
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From so cal. I don't know if we went on private beaches or not but I was seriously surrised. No one else for miles and I didn't know lake Michigan could be so clean [ Reply | More ]
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Traverse City, Glen Arbor, Saugatuck, Grand Haven [ Reply | More ]
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Saugatuck is lovely. [ Reply | More ]
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In additon to the above, South Haven and Holland or, further north, Petsokey and Harbor Springs [ Reply | More ]
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My DH grew up in Holland. Awful place to live but adorable place for a beach vacation. [ Reply | More ]
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Galena, lake Geneva, Michigan [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] 14yo dc is going to have own "informing" session with the neuropsychologst that performed her NP evaluation. I don't want NP to tell DC the IQ (number) but rather the reasoning range she falls into. WDYT? I don't want to tell the NP her business, but don't want DC obsessing over number. PLus number isn't terrible accurate due to ADHD & severe anxiety 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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^and some ceiling issues [ Reply | More ]
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I don't really understand this post. I also think you have very high anxiety and are probably bringing way too much of that into this situation. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm AM anxious about how perfectionist dc will handle, yes. [ Reply | More ]
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uf... if your dc can't handle this, then don't provide any info whatsoever. these types drawn in a glass of water. [ Reply | More ]
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I agree. No matter how it is framed, because of the popular meaning of "IQ"--which is quite different than its actual scientific import--the number ends up fixed in the recipient's head. ALWAYS. [ Reply | More ]
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Right. For good or for bad. And with all of the confounding aspects, its not 100% reliable (not that any test is, but even more so). So I should be comfortable telling NP this is what I want? I suspect sshe will agree. [ Reply | More ]
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Sure, tell her. If she disagrees, she'll tell you. I wouldn't make a federal case out of it -- I'd trust her if she felt she needed to say so -- but go ahead and tell her why you think it wouldn't be helpful for DD. [ Reply | More ]
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(1) why is she having her own informing session? (2) do you trust her neuropsychologist? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:11 PM Flag
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Because that's what they do with older kids. Yes, trust her very much. She believes DC has severe anxiety (not the moderate dx we have) and I suspect she knows anxious kids will not use this info well. Too low they will freak, too high they will freak. That's about the size of it. [ Reply | More ]
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But obviously she will frame it, discuss the strengths and the weaknesses and the results of any other testing done, right? If so, see how it goes. Does your DD want the session or not? That is the one thing - I can imagine a scenario where my own DD wouldn't want to know and since, if I recall from your previous posts, the testings was mandatory for IEP purposes, I might not make a kid go who didn't want to go. [ Reply | More ]
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Oh, dc is desperate for "validation" that she is smart. Which is why I think it's a good idea to tell what range of functioning dc is in, versus number. I know dc will find a way to demonize the number. [ Reply | More ]
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is here GAI higher than her full scale IQ? you could ask the neuropsych to give her that too. oh the naivete of youth, to think that one number means anything one way or another :-). Good luck. [ Reply | More ]
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GAI is substantially higher than IQ, as that relies less on scores (speed/WM) than bring down IQ scores. GAI is in the very superior range, vs. IQ in the superior range. [ Reply | More ]
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and TY! [ Reply | More ]
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"not the moderate dx we have"?? you mean both parents have this same diagnosis? [ Reply | More ]
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I would speak to the doctor and let her know your fears [ Reply | More ]
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doing so today, helpful to get some feedback here prior. ty! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:17 PM Flag
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I don't believe that our NP gave dd, 12, the number. interestingly, the number is the same from the K ERB score (when you scale it). I don't want mine to have the number either. [ Reply | More ]
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^^^it is my understanding that ours was going over suggestions for DD to help herself in the future with school, life, social situations, etc. not to tell her the "score" [ Reply | More ]
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My guess is they do it after 14? 13? Certainy this didn't happen in previous years. Also, I am glad since dc will likely take recommendations from NP than from me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:25 PM Flag
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My dc's FSIQ was identical to the SB test she had at 5 (but this test was the WISC). Of course subtests were very different. Anyway you can have a relatively "low" IQ for an extremely bright child (say 120) but that is still in the "superior" range of reasoning. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What are some high end baby stores in Manhattan? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Do you need a $60 sun hat? [ Reply | More ]
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For clothing or supplies? Giggle for baby gear [ Reply | More ]
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I need a gift for someone who is much more stylish than me. Thank you. [ Reply | More ]
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Sprout on UES has great stuff- all natural/Eco friendly [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How often do you see your in-laws? More or less than your own parents? Is this an issue with anyone? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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See my inlaws a few times a month (they live 45 min away) - see my parents 4-5 times a year (they live 1200 miles away). Not an issue, I just miss my parents. [ Reply | More ]
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We live far away from both sets of grandparents, but the trip to see my in laws is about a third shorter than the one to visit my parents (way too long for little kids). During the last decade, we've seen my in-laws way much more than my parents. During the next one starting from now, given that our kids can handle the longer trip better, we will focus almost exclusively on visiting my parents, my siblings and my nieces/nephews. Told my in laws that they can visit us in NYC whenever they want to, but that we are not coming to them. [ Reply | More ]
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"but that we are not coming to them" the reason for this is that we don't have enough vacation days to pull that off. They are both retired, so they can do it at any time. [ Reply | More ]
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in laws - about once a year. my own parents, a few times a week. dh is fine with the level of contact with his own family, and probably would be happier if we kept my parents to once a week (we'll, my dad he could see every day, but my mom is another story) [ Reply | More ]
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See both often. Varies from once a week to once a month, depending on what is going on. Both go away for winter months and we go visit each at least once. Mine a bit more, since we spend summers right near each other, but over all about the same. Everyone gets along. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I need a plastic surgeon to cut a mole off of my DCs face (at temple). Any good recs? Derm recommended Dr Jess Ting - but not so sure 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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D you think the derm was jesting? [ Reply | More ]
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No. I'm not that sure this do for is the right one - specializes in hands and I am asking fellow moms for other recs. I hope whatever makes you respond in such a manner eases up soon. [ Reply | More ]
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NP here - OP, I think the NP above was making a joke (Jess Ting = jesting) [ Reply | More ]
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Ahhh. Too worried Bout dc to catch. Thanks [ Reply | More ]
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You're sharp! [ Reply | More ]
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I used him. He is great. Only does face surgery now. [ Reply | More ]
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How long ago? For adult or child? [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks [ Reply | More ]
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he is great. [ Reply | More ]
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^^DF had a scar that he fixed on her face, you cannot see it now. [ Reply | More ]
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OP HERE just called and he doesn't take my insurance. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Are kids scooters (preschool mini kick) allowed on nyc busses? Would be off peak time 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Sure, why not? Just hold it in front of you. [ Reply | More ]
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Just didn't know if there was a rule about it and can't remember seeing one before [ Reply | More ]
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I've never had an issue. [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
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YW! :) [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, did it all the time [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How long at a new job would you wait for your boss to tell you how to develop your career? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Your boss is probably not thinking about developing your career. [ Reply | More ]
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Is that right? [ Reply | More ]
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Bosses never care about you. Its always about them. [ Reply | More ]
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NP: I am a boss and I would hope my employees would further their own career. If they expect me to pull them along I've failing my job. [ Reply | More ]
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You failed if you hired an idiot. You will succeed if you hire someone who will further your career. [ Reply | More ]
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Sounds as though you will be waiting a long time. It is an employee's responsibility to do this and then to seek support from the boss. If you are waiting for your boss to do everything, you won't go anywhere. [ Reply | More ]
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Your boss hired you to further HER career. Find a mentor from someone else. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: I received a note from a new employee (9 months) saying that he does not feel that his career is being developed. I'm flabbergasted. [ Reply | More ]
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You have every right to be flabbergasted. That's insane. Out of curiosity, is he a good worker? [ Reply | More ]
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OP: He's good but not a rock star. I've had rock stars who got big promotions after a year, but they've always been consistently solid. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What did you rank for GT schools? 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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A, LL, N, TAG. given the order, i think N is out (N will fill up prior to LL). think we get LL or TAG. what do you think you will get (not what you want). [ Reply | More ]
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D3. Ranked A, N, 166, 163, and 165. [ Reply | More ]
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LL only [ Reply | More ]
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99? think it's a coin flip if you get it. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes I agree. 40ish spots, 120ish qualified? Some will get city wide or not even rank it bc of distance... [ Reply | More ]
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probably some Hunter and Privates in there as well. i am guessing 20 total in that category. so 100 left. 10 probably go to Anderson and 15 to Nest. so 75 kids. 40 spots. coin flip. we got very lucky this year. [ Reply | More ]
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might even be better than this - nest probably takes more d2 kids this this - could be 25 (bigger classes). A could be 15 kids. and some of the Sibs could be 99 kids as well. but we will all find out later this week i guess. [ Reply | More ]
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nest bsi [ Reply | More ]
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A, N, 11, 33. I think we'll get 11 [ Reply | More ]
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166 only [ Reply | More ]
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
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sibling [ Reply | More ]
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Makes sense. What's the sib's score? [ Reply | More ]
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np: Why does it matter? [ Reply | More ]
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I asked because I was curious. If the sib has a 99, that's one 99 fewer competing for CW spots. [ Reply | More ]
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Oy. Lol [ Reply | More ]
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If it makes you feel better I know two 99s that didn't list - decided to keep spots at private. [ Reply | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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Np. Does it even matter as long as eligible? [ Reply | More ]
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A, N [ Reply | More ]
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Anderson, 166, Nest [ Reply | More ]
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A, NEST, TAG, 166. Hopeful for Anderson! [ Reply | More ]
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Can we all report back? [ Reply | More ]
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Watching this, will report. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:33 PM Flag
[ - ] I got flamed last week for posting about dh coaching his ds' baseball team. Well, this weekend he spent ALL day Saturday and Sunday at a tournament the team was playing in and didn't get home Sunday until 11pm. I understand being at the games, but why did he feel the need to go to dinner with his ex, ds' and some of the other team families after both games? Especially when he had been gone since 9am on both days? We got into an argument bc he didn't agree that dinner was overkill and he should have come home instead. 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Did DH get special "dessert" from his ex wife? [ Reply | More ]
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I don't believe there is anything between them but just think he needed to come home to our family after being gone the entire day. [ Reply | More ]
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Did he stay out overnight? Then he came home. [ Reply | More ]
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Do you miss him all that much or are you just mad he was with ex? Because it sound like number two. [ Reply | More ]
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It's not overkill. It's his child. [ Reply | More ]
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ITA. [ Reply | More ]
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ITA redux [ Reply | More ]
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why don't you go to the damn game yourself? [ Reply | More ]
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That's a good one. Go to the game too. Step child is "yours' too. That will drive her nuts. [ Reply | More ]
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Ermagerd I married a guy with an ex wife and another kid and he haz obligashuns, what is going on??! [ Reply | More ]
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He ate dinner with his child! Both nights! [ Reply | More ]
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so these competitive travel baseball teams are somewhat cultish and the families do seem to spend all weekend together; I can tell from a friend's facebook post. so I don't think your DH is doing anything abnormal in this context. You have to make a choice to be a part of the culture if it bothers you or decide it doesn't bother you. [ Reply | More ]
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It is his son. Would you have been mad if the DS was yours and you were at home with another one of your children? If not, suck it up. [ Reply | More ]
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PS - My DH's Dad always put the children from his second marriage first (and still does), because that is what his second wife insisted on, and trust me, their relationship suffered because of it. Good on your DH for being involved. [ Reply | More ]
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Kind of rude for the coach to skip a dinner with some of the other families if they invited him. What is he supposed to say, my wife wants me home? I would roll my eyes at that. [ Reply | More ]
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NP Also the kids are really starving and prob needed to eat (as did DH). I think those days can be exhausting. I do agree, though, OP, just go next time! At least for one of the days.... [ Reply | More ]
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So he's spending time with his kid... what's the problem? [ Reply | More ]
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you are wrong here, IMO. I am a SM myself. DH has to go to DC games and socialize with the families. you can also go, but can NOT tell him not to. [ Reply | More ]
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If they played all day Sunday, they must have done well (usually on Sundays you only keep playing if you win). So bravo to your DH and his DS and OF COURSE they wanted to go out with their teammates and celebrate! [ Reply | More ]
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If this happened every single weekend, I'd be upset. But if this was a rare thing, I think you should let it go. Next year, if this comes up again, be prepared to have other plans and just accept this is the way it is for this one weekend. [ Reply | More ]
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Uh, no. Spending a weekend being a parent to your child does not have to be (and should not be) "a rare thing". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:37 PM Flag
[ - ] The reason that anyone even needs a HW tutor is because schools don't assign age appropriate HW. I think this is the root of the problem. CSB I know... 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Or the kid is just not smart enough to pick up what he learned. [ Reply | More ]
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Homework in elementary is pointless [ Reply | More ]
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You sound dumb. [ Reply | More ]
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or the kid is bright but has learning disabilities [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Do you think Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are on the verge of splitting up? I hope not! 29 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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No. What makes you say so? [ Reply | More ]
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I was procrastinating this morning and saw something on Radaronline. I know, I know NOKD. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes they may be. I know from a strong source but can't disclose further. [ Reply | More ]
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Oh no! [ Reply | More ]
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There have been murmurs for years about his this. He cheats, I think? She gave up her career for the kids. Same old story. [ Reply | More ]
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Who cares? (And I say this not as a jaded "anti celeb" - but they're one couple I honestly don't care about) [ Reply | More ]
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I think they have an agreement [ Reply | More ]
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I remember him from some days in Boston when he was briefly dating Enza sambataro. He is not going to just have sex with one woman for the rest of his life. No way. [ Reply | More ]
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I've heard he has a gambling problem. [ Reply | More ]
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BIG TIME!!! [ Reply | More ]
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
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This. [ Reply | More ]
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She seems like a secret mean girl. [ Reply | More ]
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we may find out if he tries to divorce her. [ Reply | More ]
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Yup. I'd kind of like to see that whole thing implode. I don't know why. [ Reply | More ]
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It will happen at some point. [ Reply | More ]
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I saw them on the UWS over the winter and they were friendly to people who approached them. [ Reply | More ]
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they are good at being a public couple. Personally I think they partially chose each other for that reason and for being a good candidate to be father/mother of their children. [ Reply | More ]
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Not the worst reasons, actually. [ Reply | More ]
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Definitely not, those are some solid reasons. However, when you approach it from the point where now they aren't having any more kids together and their mutual purpose has been served, you wonder what's left there to get them down the next 30 years. Do they actually also have an overwhelming passion for each other? Hmmm that's a question to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:33 PM Flag
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But doesn't every couple do this - ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:22 PM Flag
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I think both of them had hard lines as to who they would have kids with. They got what they wanted, but he will never stay with just her for forever, unless she decides to tolerate his stepping out. Which she may. I would not put it past her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:25 PM Flag
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Of course they were. Most celebs walk a tightrope of knowing that any slip up or grouchiness will end up in the tabloids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:14 PM Flag
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Why is there so much about Ben being a cheater, but little about Jennifer's cheating ways? She was married to Scott Foley and cheated on him with Michael Vartan. Then she cheated on Michael Vartan with Ben Affleck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:14 PM Flag
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Good point. She certainly has done a great job with the "good girl/mom" PR role. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:17 PM Flag
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People forgive a woman who trades up but not a man who is going to cheat on whoever he is with. Kind of the way Tom Brady was generally forgiven for what must have been cheating with Giselle but would not be so easily forgiven for cheating on her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:23 PM Flag
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+1 she definitely traded all the way up, she knew she was Jennifer Garner and she wasn't going to waste it. Nothing wrong with that, she did what she set out to do and she's set for life with three pretty kids. But what happens now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:34 PM Flag
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So Ben Affleck is a cheater and a gambler. Is he on top of that an alcoholic as well? What a catch!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:15 PM Flag
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He's highly functional but yes likes his booze. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:35 PM Flag
[ - ] I graduationed hs in 1996. I remember brooklyn tech being pretty ghetto, and not a great school. Has the perception of the school changed? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:41 PM Flag
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I'm guessing you didn't *graduation* from Tech itself? I know loads of early 90s Tech grads who had a great experience and all went on to great colleges and careers. The neighborhood itself wasn't as gentrified at the time, if that's what you're referring to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:44 PM Flag
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ha, no i didn't. and yes, wth did i type?!?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:55 PM Flag
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Np. Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:02 PM Flag
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OR: sorry for hopping on that, I was being defensive. :) From my understanding, it's definitely a good school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:04 PM Flag
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School is still great; the neighborhood has substantially improved. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:48 PM Flag
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ITA. +10000000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:52 PM Flag
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op. Not referring so much about the neighborhood being gentrified, but about the students and the ghetto vibe in the school. I remember visiting because I was thinking of enrolling, but the students that I knew didn't really excel more than any other gen ed hs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:59 PM Flag
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Oh please. Brooklyn Tech kids have long been high achievers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:07 PM Flag
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You dont enroll. You take a test and they offer you a spot (or not) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:08 PM Flag
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Back in the 90s it was a much more diverse population, from a racial and socio economic perspective (no stats, just observationally speaking). Now it's majority (61%) Asian and only 8% Black. Not sure if this is what you meant by "ghetto" vibe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:09 PM Flag
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:14 PM Flag
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Wow...didn't realize BT would cause such defensiveness. I'm not talking about the racial makeup, but rather the lewdness/loudness/smoking in front of the school and the overall VIBE. Whether it was black, asian or white. And to the above poster, you most definitely did ENROLL if you took the test and made the cutoff score, which I did. BxScience was too far, so I considered Tech, but decided against it. Didn't make it to Stuy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:21 PM Flag
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OR: I don't think it was BT itself that caused defensiveness, but rather your use of the loaded word "ghetto." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:35 PM Flag
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Good school. Great kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:07 PM Flag
[ - ] On a business trip with another coworker in DC. We land, take a taxi to the hotel, check in and I turn to her and say "I'll meet you bank down here in 10 minutes to go to x (don't want to say where we are)." She replies "oh no I have to lie down. I have to go to bed after I fly. I won't be joining you." WHAT??? Our company spent $$$$ for us to be here and today is the most important day for us to be here for the kick off. I went by myself because I don't want to be late. Now what do I do? 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:40 PM Flag
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Nothing. She's not your problem. She is an adult woman who can make her own choices about her professional responsibility. You can say "are you sure, because today is the most important day of the conference?" And then leave it at that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:43 PM Flag
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I did say that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:44 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:54 PM Flag
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milleneal, i assume? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:43 PM Flag
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Ummm 30s maybe 40s-Asian never married [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:45 PM Flag
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Are you her superior? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:45 PM Flag
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No [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:49 PM Flag
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Wait, are you just now figuring out that professional conferences are really just paid vacations where people go and get loaded and fuck their married colleagues and maybe show up to one or two sessions as long as they don't occur before 10am or after 2pm? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:45 PM Flag
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Ha no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:49 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:54 PM Flag
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So, so this. This really made me LOL, thanks for that! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:54 PM Flag
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Nothing. You go to the conference (I'm assuming that's what it is) and you do your job. If she's your subordinate, I'd have said on the spot that this a a business trip and her presence at the most important day of the conference is not optional. But it sounds like you missed the boat on saying that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:46 PM Flag
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She's just a coworker [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:49 PM Flag
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Then you do nothing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:50 PM Flag
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how far did you fly? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:47 PM Flag
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Boston to DC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:49 PM Flag
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that's beyond ridiculous - that's like an hour long flight. i could maybe see if someone took a redeye cross country! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:02 PM Flag
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Just keep doing your job well and ignore her. That is so annoying, esp as your flight was hardly that long (I can see needing to rest after NY to Australia) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:54 PM Flag
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Why would you need to do something? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:58 PM Flag
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What are you going to do, tattle on her? Just go about your business. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:59 PM Flag
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You do nothing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:08 PM Flag
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Just go and do your job. I wouldn't tattle on her (nor do you need to cover for her). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:09 PM Flag
[ - ] Watching the little couple. I love the mom. The kids seem a little spoiled though. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:36 PM Flag
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I love them too! I think they just seem like salt of the earth people. so happy for them and their two children. I think William is adorable, so happy and go lucky. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:56 PM Flag
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they grew up in orphanages, of course they soak up attention [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:09 PM Flag
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Um they are like 2 years old. They didn't grow up in orphanages [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:18 PM Flag
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They have spent the majority of their lives up until now in orphanages. Are you intentionally being obtuse here? Most likely they had a tremendous lack of attention until being adopted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:36 PM Flag
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np. someone's trying to start a troll that isn't going anywhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:36 PM Flag
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yes, seems like it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:37 PM Flag
[ - ] Is 99.5 a fever for an adult (ear)? Waiting for surgeon to call, I'm 10 days postop with terrible pain in bone harvest site 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:36 PM Flag
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is a slight fever. did you take tylenol? or percocet? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:37 PM Flag
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I think I took a percoset in th e middle of the night - should be gone by now, nothing today yet [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:39 PM Flag
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i would take another one and rest while you wait. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:40 PM Flag
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though I won't be able to monitor temp then. Biggest fear is osteomylitis. It's horrible [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:41 PM Flag
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This is not true. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:47 PM Flag
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No. Medically you don't have a fever until you're at like 100.5 or something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:46 PM Flag
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I didn't know if ear temp measure less .Severe pain just began last night. Im just a bit upset as it was a very rapid onset pain last night, after 9 days of some mild discomfort. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:48 PM Flag
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Ear temp often measures higher, actually. But it's a moot point- if the pain became severe last night out of the blue you should be seen today. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:51 PM Flag
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Well, I'm waiting for a call. I'm not panicked, but I am quite concerned. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:52 PM Flag
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See what they say. Nothing else you can do in the meantime other than keep yourself comfortable. But be reassured that 99.5 is not a fever at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:56 PM Flag
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TY - then probably not an infection. The cut off top of hipbone and scoop out the soft bone, maybe it's leaking LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:57 PM Flag
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Sounds like an infection. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:46 PM Flag
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That's what I am hoping is not the case. If it is, at least it's caught early. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:49 PM Flag
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No, it's not. Feel better soon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:47 PM Flag
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Not a fever [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 02:50 PM Flag
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No, that's not a fever. But given your circumstances, call your doctor and report the pain and temperature anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:10 PM Flag
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GL, hopefully nothing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:28 PM Flag
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