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    I'm moving house at the minute, it's hugely stressful as it's the precursor to the move back to finland at the end of next month. I've had a pain in my side for the past 4 weeks so I went to my GP last firday to get it checked out. He noticed some tenderness in my lower right abdomen so asked that I Get an ultrasound soonest but admitted the wait for a public hospital appoitnment would be march. So I dropped 150 euro i really don't have on a private ultrasound place (rang them sunday, got appoitnment monday).
    I was sitting there in the waiting room, dark thoguhts drifitng through my head about giving birth to a bouncing baby tumor. I posted in a facebook group (not one of the B5 ones, a Terry Pratchett one). and there was an outpouring of support and well wishes. Scan is clear so my organs are ok, if you're wondering went for blood tests this mornign so we'll see how those go.
    As a thank you for the support I received in the group when I eneded propping up, I psoted the Declaraiton of principles, found some B5 fans there but some comments were thoguhtful and the sentimetns expressed, especially in light fo the current divisive times brought to mind how B5 holds the core principles of bringing people together and the whole each voice enriches and enobles us.
    I'm on a short lucnh so sorry for typoes in this, but, thoguhts? Also if Jan wants to weild the Pointy Mod Stick and shift this thread in to general discussions or off topic that's fine.
    Alan
    "There are no good wars. War is always the worst possible way to resolve differences. It degenerates and corrupts both sides to ever more sordid levels of existence, in their need to gain an advantage over the enemy. Those actively involved in combat are almost always damaged goods for the rest of their lives. If their bodies don't bear scars, their minds do, ofttimes both. Many have said it before, but it can't be said to enough, war is hell. "

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    Jan mode:
    Glad the scan came out fine! Hopefully the blood tests will, also.

    Fandom is a great bringer-together-er, isn't it? That's one reason I so love going to conventions. Just by dint of being there, even if you don't share a specific fandom people love sharing with each other.

    Mod mod:
    No, since there's a B5 show connection, we can leave this here. If it ends up mostly Pratchett, maybe I'll move it.

    Jan
    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by phazedout View Post
      I'm moving house at the minute, it's hugely stressful as it's the precursor to the move back to finland at the end of next month. I've had a pain in my side for the past 4 weeks so I went to my GP last firday to get it checked out. He noticed some tenderness in my lower right abdomen so asked that I Get an ultrasound soonest but admitted the wait for a public hospital appoitnment would be march. So I dropped 150 euro i really don't have on a private ultrasound place (rang them sunday, got appoitnment monday).
      I was sitting there in the waiting room, dark thoguhts drifitng through my head about giving birth to a bouncing baby tumor. I posted in a facebook group (not one of the B5 ones, a Terry Pratchett one). and there was an outpouring of support and well wishes. Scan is clear so my organs are ok, if you're wondering went for blood tests this mornign so we'll see how those go.
      As a thank you for the support I received in the group when I eneded propping up, I psoted the Declaraiton of principles, found some B5 fans there but some comments were thoguhtful and the sentimetns expressed, especially in light fo the current divisive times brought to mind how B5 holds the core principles of bringing people together and the whole each voice enriches and enobles us.
      I'm on a short lucnh so sorry for typoes in this, but, thoguhts? Also if Jan wants to weild the Pointy Mod Stick and shift this thread in to general discussions or off topic that's fine.
      Alan
      Glad to hear you are a-okay man, and i am happy to hear that online support has made all the difference.

      I think i started posting here when i was at a bit of a low point. I was stuck at home with a broken collar bone and at that time I was still finding my feet again in terms of my social life. I knew very few people, and most of my close friends had all re-located. I'd just moved to my own place having lived in a shared house, which formed about 99% of my social center. So the change was a bit of a shock. I think I instinctively reach back to things like B5 when I'm low, it's always familiar and comforting. To exchange thoughts with people who had the same interests was definitely good.
      Last edited by Ubik; 11-23-2016, 07:31 AM.
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      • #4
        Glad, that the scans came back good, I wish you a speedy recovery.

        I found Babylon 5 at a low point in my life and was interacting with the fandom a few months later. At first I was nervous about it, but everyone's been nice. Now I'm starting to feel like my old self more often.
        "It means living each moment as if it were your last one. It means doing each right thing because it is the right thing. The scale doesn't matter. The where, the when, the how, or in what cause... none of those things matter."

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