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wildly insane 21-05-2010 06:47 PM

Hey mark, hope you have a good weekend, I'm Hannah, a bromeliad tends to be only in pots as it's a cloud forest plant and it's leaves point upwards so that water is stored in pockets at the base of the leaves. I have everything in pots too.

I have to get ready for my housemate's birthday party, I'm loving the lovely weather. i found out today that I came second at my job interview last friday, I don't want to be second I want to be first, it would have been the greatest job for me and they only come around once in a blue moon, ah well can't do anything about it.

*hugs Oliver* glad you've met someone you like, sorry to hear you felt you had to cut

*hugs Julie* *hugs Laura* *hugs Helen* *hugs Taz* *hugs crimson (love the chinchillas so cute :))* *hugs april* *hugs Kahlia* *hugs Emma* *hugs Kat* *hugs Heather* *hugs Lindsay* gosh I really hope I haven't missed anyone out and I really would love to do individual replies but I have to go, sorry :( leaves birthday cake and champagne (totally calorie free as always)

*hugs Kitkat - how are you today? did you go and see the college nurse?*

Pnuemonia[Blue] 21-05-2010 07:02 PM

Can't do this.
Need to self destruct. I need the release, the freedom.
I can't cope on wishful thinking anymore. *hides under a duvet and cries quietly*

PoisonedApple 21-05-2010 08:31 PM

*cuddles Emma* *huggles everyone*

Scarletdreamer 21-05-2010 08:59 PM

*cuddles Emma and Crimson*

I'm not doing very well. Still feeling hurt from last night. :(

We're back home now from my parents'. We talked about a lot of things on the way home. My head is kind of reeling from it all... will post in r/v about it, or at least copy my entry from my LiveJournal into it since I don't necessarily feel like retyping it all. :(

I'm so sick of being here. And I still haven't called the res places... need to do that. :'( I am such a coward. Even Jarrod thinks so. :'(

katnovia 21-05-2010 09:02 PM

*crawls in, sits in the middle of the floor cross legged*
forgotten your name again angelic_monster...sorry crimson (thank's april) *huggles*
*sits next to the duvet hiding emma* i'm here hunny. want to talk?

My memory and attention span is just getting so much worse.. I can't remember what I wanted to write.

EDIT: *huggles april* i wish i could remember what i wanted to say..

Scarletdreamer 21-05-2010 09:55 PM

*hugs Kat* How are you doing today, love? I take it not that well?

*spies a Hels!!*
*cuddles her* :)

I'm so tired... and warm, ugh. I'm wearing a cami and capris and I'm STILL really warm... I think it's because the computer room is a south-facing room and is sooo warm when the sun hits it. :( Grrrr. I hate being warm.

And I think either I'm getting sick or I have allergies. :( I think it's the former as Jarrod is the same way and I just started... sniffling, congestion, etc. Fun. :'( NOT.

*hides in a hole away from everyone, where no one can find her*

katnovia 21-05-2010 10:14 PM

april: I'm actually split down the middle.
on the one side i'm okay, happy as we brought a rabbit and the girls are really excited about it, i'm feeling supportive and friendly, i'm feeling grown up and steady.
On the other side, my head hurts, I can't focus, my memory is playing tricks on me, I'm spacing out, and feeling swings between bitter/hurt/angry and just numb.

*uses april seeking techniques to find her and give her a cuddle before letting her continue to hide*

Scarletdreamer 21-05-2010 10:30 PM

updated r/v... :'(

*hides again after thanking kat for the cuddle*

MammaMia 21-05-2010 10:36 PM

*curls up*

PoisonedApple 21-05-2010 11:31 PM

Why do I talk to people IRL? Now I'm all anxious. My former coworker friend ish person and I had lunch together today and she used to breed chinchillas... she said she think from the pictures that both parents have velvet genes. that can cause "the lethal factor". meaning to many mutated genes (for the color factor) that caused problems with the other genes and it kills the kits. Now I'm worried about it. What if I work hard to save Houdini just for his genetics to kill him? And I can't house mom and dad separately because then the get depressed and stop eating so then they'd die but if they do produce lethal gene kits I can't have them having kits again.... the kids'd be devastated *cries*
*tries to calm down* I'm having people I know online that are more experienced breeders look at pictures of her to see what they think... I'm just really anxious about it right now.

Why can I never seem to have a time when something isn't going wrong?

MammaMia 21-05-2010 11:34 PM

She might be wrong sweetheart? Could you speak to a vet about it? See how much truth is in that?

PoisonedApple 21-05-2010 11:45 PM

Yeah I'm asking people on a chinchilla forum while I'm at work then we'll see from there. But if she's right I really don't know what I'm gonna do to keep them separate but not depressed. The hard part with vets though is out of 2 places in the area that handle exotic pets only one handles chinchillas and only one vet in the office has the experience with chinchillas so everyone with a chinchilla goes there... makes for a long wait in "non emergency" instances.

MammaMia 21-05-2010 11:51 PM

Ah okay honey, hopefully people on the forum can help :)

PoisonedApple 21-05-2010 11:54 PM

But really I have no idea the genetics of the parents. I got them as rescues from someone who had them for 6 months and they had given birth there but the lady didn't or wouldn't tell me what happened to it/them. I think judging by the cage the kit either fell out and died when it landed on the cement floor or their dogs got it but i don't know if I'm right and she's standard and it was a horrible situation so the kit died or if i'm wrong and she has a velvet parent and the kit had lethal genes. I hope she is a standard and that they'll be ok. They seem fine (excepting Houdini's size) but the lethal genes have been compared to CF where it takes a bit to kill the otherwise healthy kit. *tries positive thinking* Jackie's been wrong before. More experienced breeders told me to feed Houdini goat milk and she told me to water down evaporated milk for him. He's drinking it and less lethargic. She also doesn't think that anyone without breeding experience should house a male and female together no matter the reason and that they won't get depressed enough for it to kill them... Also wrong and even if I didn't know someone who lost one that way I won't risk that if I don't have to.

wildly insane 22-05-2010 12:30 AM

okay I don't know about chinchillas but I know about genetics and she hasn't got a clue about what she's talking about. Mutations random changes in gene structure - note random - also there is no telling whether the mutations that occur will lead to good changes in gene structure or bad changes. Note we all developed from random mutations that were good changes and thrived. I think what she's talking about is inbreeding so that the colour comes out, this probably means that the velvet gene is recessive, however I have not heard of colour genes ever negatively affecting other genes, it really doesn't make any biological sense, there are gene linkages where if genes are close together on a chromosome they are likely to be transferred with the same gene, however all chinchillas have the same genes just different alleles (I know getting complicated now) but basically whatever the colour of chinchilla the gene linkages would be the same so I would be really surprised if what your colleague said was true. I'd be interested to hear what the chinchilla breeders forum says. The next thing I want to say though is that Houdini is the runt of the litter and in the wild to be honest the runt does not usually survive, however, if he is well looked after and being additionally fed then there is no reason why he should not survive. The only thing to definitely make sure about is that goat's milk has all the nutrients he needs in it and is what chinchilla breeders really do suggest you feed him, if it is then I would really say that he has every chance of surviving.

PoisonedApple 22-05-2010 12:45 AM

dunno why i didn't think of this earlier... my fault i'm not relaying it correctly. here's a quote about it thats prolly more your speed than mine on the genetic mutation mountain bike. ;)

Quote:

A lethal is the result of a defective gene that causes a disturbance in the development of the growing organism that then causes it to die. There are many different kinds of lethals. They occur in any species, even humans (ex. cystic fibrosis). Lethals occur in either a heterozygous (single gene) or homozygous (double gene) state. A heterozygous lethal only requires one copy of the gene to cause a problem and that problem rarely allows the organism to reach sexual maturity, so the gene cannot be passed and dies out in the first generation. It is the homozygous lethal that we have to monitor because these genes can function in a heterozygous or "carrier" state.
but then from what i've been reading since then a majority of the time if the lethal factor is there it results in a miscarriage rather than the kit being born and dying.
*huggles and thanks* Does make me feel better though. :D

wildly insane 22-05-2010 12:49 AM

It's been quiet on here tonight, hope people are okay

*hugs Emma* hope you manage to resist the urges to self destruct

*hugs April* sorry to hear things aren't so good, you aren't a coward and I'm sure jarrod doesn't really think so either

*hugs Kat* that sounds like a wierd feeling but I do kinda get what you're saying, I hope the okay side wins over

*hugs Helen* how are you tonight?

I'm okay, survived my housemate's party, didn't drink too much so although I want to cut I'm still in control and still saying no. They've all gone off into town but I declined, I know that that leaves me on my own, but if I'd have gone out I'd have got tired and felt even more alone and drunk more and therefore become more unstable, so going to try and go to sleep soon, have lots to fit in tomorrow.

wildly insane 22-05-2010 12:55 AM

hey crimson I know what that is going on about, basically with respect to your chinchillas, both of your parents are healthy, i.e. they do not show any signs of the "lethal gene" okay this means it is recessive. The parent chinchillas can only transfer the "lethal gene" if they have one (if they are a carrier they will have one "lethal allele" and one "non lethal" allele counteracting it). Then the kits would have to have both parents transfer the "lethal allele" (if they have one) over to the kit in order for it to have an effect. This is a random occurrence and for both parents to transfer this gene over the probability is not very high and definitely not certain, so please do not worry

Kahlia1981 22-05-2010 12:55 AM

*huggles/waves at everybody then goes to find a quiet corner to disappear into*

wildly insane 22-05-2010 01:05 AM

*huggles Kahlia back* hope you find a nice quiet corner, hope you are okay

I hope everyone is okay, I should go to bed...

MammaMia 22-05-2010 01:07 AM

I'm not okay but hey I'm a broken record lol *curls up and hides*

Scarletdreamer 22-05-2010 01:16 AM

I'm so tired........... just played WoW for about 2 hours straight, but Crimson, I now have a level 8 draenei pally on Runetotem (yep, did the pally route, lol) and a level 6 priest. Pally's name is Xxenasoul (sorry for the cheesiness, Jarrod came up with the name :P) and priest's name is Dionysiasoul. :) I had fun but got anxious so had to stop. Plus the quests are getting tougher - am out of the starting areas (did the draenei one for my pally and then went to the human one and made a priest on my RAF account, lol) - so will have to do those individually instead of dual-boxing, because otherwise my priest might die and I can't rez as a pally until level 10 (or as a priest, for that matter). So yeah. I love RAF though!! (refer-a-friend) Triple XP for the win!! lol... :P

Sorry for the WoW-speak, non-WoW-players........... :o

I think I am coming down with a cold. Icky ugh. And I didn't get any more surveys entered today, will have to make sure to do more tomorrow. Grrrrr. :(

*hides in a hole*

PoisonedApple 22-05-2010 01:18 AM

K Thanks Hannah. *huggles*
Helen, What's up, hun? *cuddles*
*hugs and cuddles and waves to everyone*

SoMuchMore 22-05-2010 01:19 AM

*uses finding powers to find and hug Kahlia*

*cuddles helen* You're not a broken record hun. Its okay to let us know that you aren't alright.

*hugs april, hannah, and crimson*

Crimson - i hope that your baby chinchillas are alright. Sorry i dont have much to add as i dont know much about chinchillas other than my cousins had some at one point... not very useful lol.

EDIT: April - hope youre not getting too sick! i hate being sick

I'm such crap. Sorry everyone.

PoisonedApple 22-05-2010 01:20 AM

That's awesome April. u should mail one of my runetotem toon with the names so i don't forget to add them :)
Hope you're not sick but maybe a short cold is better than allergies?

Laura~Yeah me too. My sister in law said he had time to eat earlier while the other 2 kits slept so Houdini seems to be ok and Hannah translated genetics to English for me (^there) so I'm not as worried anymore.

Scarletdreamer 22-05-2010 01:25 AM

I'll make sure and do that, Crimson. :D Maybe your pally could help us (sorry, I mean me, lol) with some of the quests? I dunno... I can probably get through most of them myself, especially as they give TERRIFIC experience points, 1800+ for the gold dust/candles and Fargodeep mine quests. I love RAF. :P

I'm really tired, my back hurts from sitting here for so long, and I don't feel that great... hopefully won't be sick for long, will have some tea tonight I think. :( Or it might be allergies... but I'm thinking it's a cold. Just a feeling.

I still do think that Jarrod thinks I'm a coward. :-S

*hides again after finding Kahlia and giving her a cuddle, and Hels, Hannah, Laura, and Crimson as well* :)

PoisonedApple 22-05-2010 01:27 AM

*waves* well time to go home and see if the little guy is hungry still (i'd rather feed him till he won't eat anymore -chinchillas won't overeat- to try and beef him up a little than just let him get "enough" at this point) and home school reading then for some WoW time! Glad I made a few days worth of dinners on Wednesday! :)

Oops missed your post April... I certainly could help out on some questing. What time zone are you in? If you're Eastern you're 4 or 5 hr ahead of me so by the time I get to WoW it may be late for you. If it's really late for you by then I'll try again over the weekend. And I'm sure Jarrod doesn't think you're a coward *cuddles*

MammaMia 22-05-2010 01:35 AM

*cuddles everyone*

I feel like a broken record though :(

Scarletdreamer 22-05-2010 02:10 AM

I understand the feeling, Hels. I do too. :( *cuddles*

Yeah, Crimson, I'm Eastern timezone... what timezone is Runetotem in, do you know?

Hell, my back hurts... :'( It's deep in the muscle and I think it's from sitting in desk chairs for so much of my internship days. GRRRR!!! I hate that type of pain.... can stand SI pain but not normal aches and pains. *is moaning* Sorry......

And I just found out that my bestie can't hang out like we planned yesterday... damnit. :( She's my only IRL friend that I have, well, a close one in this timezone anyway, and I wish that we could hang out more. We see each other briefly, for like half an hour, about once a week, and I know that's more than some people have, but still... :(

I'm so effing tired... grrr... :'( But Jarrod's not ready for bed yet and I'm not really sleepy (took a long nap today) so we're not going to bed yet... blah. I'm having some herbal unwind tea - Egyptian chamomile and green apple, with some honey, and it's good - hoping it'll help clear my sinuses some. Sorry if that was WTMI... :-S

Am feeling very fragile tonight. :-/

*hides in her hole again*

Scarletdreamer 22-05-2010 02:20 AM

Hels, I think I just added you to Facebook? lol... :-/

MammaMia 22-05-2010 02:30 AM

Yes you did :P Can I add you on my 'secret' profile too?

I wish I could see my best friend more :( But money, distance etc means we can't :( But yeah, I understand where you're coming from.

Scarletdreamer 22-05-2010 03:08 AM

Sure, you can add me on your "secret profile" ... bwahaha, sounds like something out of a spy film!! lol. :) *cuddles*

Am up really really late, for me... but got my pally to level 10 and my priest to level 9, so am happy. :) Off to Westfall we go come tomorrow (or sometime...).

G'night everyone... and by saying that I hope I'm not jinxing myself to a night of no sleep. Haha. :-X

*cuddles all* ♥

MammaMia 22-05-2010 03:12 AM

I wish I could go to sleep :( It's not long turned 3am here. Funtimes. Sent you a friend request on my 'secret' profile with a little note so you know it's me :) Hope you sleep well.

Going to see my Nan later. Looking forward to it and dreading it same time. She's not very well, got a chest infection. Although my Mum said she was bit better today. Just hated seeing her the way she was last week. Hopefully it won't be as bad. Just dislike seeing her ill, it's just not my Nan. Well it is, but she's a tough woman. Way she's been brought up & everything. But...she's not quite herself when she's seriously ill :( Only just got used to her being back completely after her operation, which took it out of her understandably.

I want my headache & nausea to go away. Not sure if it's going round, as my best friend felt it today, or if it's related to my medication? Oh dear. Just what I need on top of everything else. I'm nearly crying at the moment, over a moth, ha!

xxjuliexx 22-05-2010 06:30 AM

*sits looking around*

xxjuliexx 22-05-2010 06:37 AM

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Originally Posted by angelic_monster (Post 2309926)
chinchillas

i want chinchillas but dont they like wreak ur house lil i love them i think there the cutest

xxjuliexx 22-05-2010 10:04 AM

*curls up in a corner*

Doikers 22-05-2010 10:08 AM

Just me dropping by :) I'm at my parents on their laptop *Morning hugs the ward* I'm not really in a position to keep up with the thread right now, maybe later :)
Also,
Hayley Sais hi! and sends her *Huggles* and hope to be back online in a few days :)

Kitkat :) 22-05-2010 10:15 AM

Never went to the nurse... Or called anyone about it.
Think I may have taken something, my stomachs been hurting on and off for the past few days, ever since the pills went missing... But it should be ok

xxjuliexx 22-05-2010 10:16 AM

*hugs mark and Hayley*

Doikers 22-05-2010 10:42 AM

*Hugs Julie and KitKat*

Scarletdreamer 22-05-2010 11:07 AM

*tackles Mark since he's currently looking at the thread, and therefore is the only one available to tackle* ;) How are you? how's the time going at your parents'? Hopefully well... I seriously just got up like 10 minutes ago, lol... did sleep well, didn't jinx myself, yey!! :) *cuddles* Hope you slept okay. Did you play some WoW with Hayley last night? J/w how you were in touch... hehe.

I'm listening to Sirenia now... just turned it on. :)

I'm in an okay mood although probably will be wanting to cut later today... will be alone-ish for most of it, as far as I know, so yeah. I might go somewhere sometime, dunno though. :( Guess I'll hang out on here a lot of the day. Hehe.

*cuddles Hels* Thanks for the add. :) Yey!! :D

*hides in her hole again and goes to play some more WoW* :P

one_step_closer 22-05-2010 11:31 AM

Hello everyone. *cuddles for all*

Doikers 22-05-2010 12:11 PM

Hey *BEARCUDDLES April*

Things are going well at my parents , I'm feeling frustrated but I don't know why ? Used to privacy on tap I guess , one of the perks of living alone , also used to being online on and off regulary all day .

I was thinking " I wonder how Hayley is" and *Beep Beep* I receive a text from her :) So we've texted a couple of times that's how we're in touch :)

Can't play WoW here as my parents don't have it on their laptop :S

I hope you go out and about sometime and enjoy youself today April , maybe you could shoot some more bottles with your new rifle? I have a .22 air rifle but haven't target shot anything in years , I used to go and shoot at my pellet trap and cans and stuff . I also have a .177 gas powered air pistol , it's in the same place as my rifle , lost in my parents garage ,I hope this doesn't make me sound like to much of a gun nut lol .I just used to enjoy target shooting is all. Anyway..... I hope you can distract yourself from harming :)

*Hugs Lindsay*

*Spots wildy insane (Hannah?) and hugs*

wildly insane 22-05-2010 12:14 PM

Hi Lindsay, how are you?

*hugs April* glad you're feeling in a good mood and I hope it stays, you should definitely go out if the weather where you are is as lovely as we have it here.

*hugs Mark* hope you are enjoying yourself at your parents

*hugs Julie* hope you are okay

*hugs KitKat* you really should get checked out sweetie some pills can do some long term damage without you realising it, especially if your stomach still hurts.

*hugs Helen* I hope you have a good time with your Nan and that she is feeling better than the last time you saw her. I snapped at somebody at the party last night because they said to somebody else "get the moth" and I snapped "why what has it ever done to you" geez people have no respect for right of other animals to live here too

*hugs Crimson* glad I turned it into slightly plainer English, I did try but genetics is notoriously difficult to explain :P how are the kits today?

*hugs Laura* you aren't crap, honest you're not!

hugs everyone else hiding in holes or corners or just popping in and if you're in the UK leaves a good few bottles of sunscreen around. I'm tired, I don't want to have to concentrate on job applications and interview prepping but I have to, I don't have a choice if I want to get out of here, hopefully get to enjoy the sun in a bit, it's such a shame there's so much glare on laptops so I can't work outside. still want to cut but still saying no.

wildly insane 22-05-2010 12:16 PM

I used to target shoot with an air pistol too when I was a kid, I was actually quite good at it :D

Kitkat :) 22-05-2010 12:24 PM

I'm scared to, I don't have a chance to call them either...

wildly insane 22-05-2010 12:32 PM

can you not go to an NHS walk in centre, you don't need an appointment and they might be able to help? Is there one near you? *cuddles kitkat*

one_step_closer 22-05-2010 12:47 PM

I'm ok thanks. The sun is shining :)

Scarletdreamer 22-05-2010 01:21 PM

Mark, it doesn't make you sound like a gun nut at all. :P Well, at least not compared to Jarrod!! Besides our .22 rifle, we have a .45 1911 (pistol), a .9mm pistol, a .22 pistol, a carbine, and a .30-06 (?) deer rifle. So yeah. The .45 is my baby... lol... I love target shooting with it (haven't named it yet :P). I got it new and it is my first gun, so yeah. My dad is also into guns, has quite a few although not as many as we do. :) Not like it's a competition or anything... haha. And yeah I can understand how you wouldn't like the, well, lack of privacy at your parents', although I'm betting it's keeping you (somewhat) from cutting. So that would be a good thing. *cuddles*

*cuddles Hannah* Yeah, genetics ARE difficult to explain without going into a lot of detail and confusing stuff at that!! I was in a biological anthropology class last fall (2009) and the prof was trying to explain genetics to kids who had never had biology before... it must've been difficult!! especially since he's an anthropologist, not a biologist. I was a bio major for a year before I switched over to psych, so I had botany and zoology so got a feel for genetics, although never truly understood the theories etc. (Does anyone? heh...) I'm sorry you feel like cutting... keep fighting the urges though, you'll make it through.

It's an icky day here... I think... the sun isn't shining, at least; it's all cloudy out. :( Oh well. And I'm still feeling sick... really really tired and congested... fun times... NOT. Grrrr. And I think I made my sister get sick... lol... spread the love!! :P

So she (my sister) will be coming over around 9:30 - an hour - and I am not sure what we'll do. Probably go out for coffee or something. That would be nice.

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I haven't eaten anything since yesterday lunch. I'm kind of... refusing to eat? I don't know. :-S I just texted my NP about that, maybe she can give some advice as I'm kind of scared to eat now... :-S I don't know. I don't make any sense. But I'm feeling HUNGRY and that's a lovely feeling. I haven't felt hungry in a long time. The growly tummy feeling is lovely... although I know it's not helping my cold. Hopefully my NP will text back with something useful... :-S


Sorry.............. :(

xxjuliexx 22-05-2010 01:27 PM

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I haven't eaten anything since yesterday lunch. I'm kind of... refusing to eat? I don't know. :-S I just texted my NP about that, maybe she can give some advice as I'm kind of scared to eat now... :-S I don't know. I don't make any sense. But I'm feeling HUNGRY and that's a lovely feeling. I haven't felt hungry in a long time. The growly tummy feeling is lovely... although I know it's not helping my cold. Hopefully my NP will text back with something useful... :-S

we can relate yes..*nods* *offers hugs*


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