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Convince Me To Get The Vaccine

UPDATE: just got my first of two shots. Thank you for the words of wisdom and encouragement. Sitting and waiting for me 15 minutes to be up. I feel good about my decision.

My boyfriend got it yesterday. I know I am at high risk if I get it, but I am so nervous because it did not go through the long trials non-emergency drugs have. I am needle phobic - always have been, do it did not help when my boyfriend said the needle really hurt going in. He said another person commiserated about that with him. My boyfriend also said he got pages about how this was not FDA approved yadda, yadda yadda.

My biggest obstacle is not knowing the long term effects and how safe they really are. Pain and phobia is a close second. It has helped me that other countries are approving some of the same vaccines, but the long term unknown effects.....

I cannot just think, “Just do it.” Too many things are holding me back.

The one thing my boyfriend said that moved the needle (pun intended) for me was people who get the vaccine do not end up in the hospital or dead. I am not looking to argue. I have told you my fears. My kind is open. I know you cannot give me reassurance, as the vaccine has not been put long enough to assure me nothing will go wrong for me. Help me, please. Convince me this is something I should do.
Posted by usedtobedemgurl | Fri Mar 12, 2021, 06:47 AM (139 replies)

If You Wete Getting Unemployment Before, Will You Get It Now?

I am an independent contractor. My unemployment gave out in December. I keep certifying for unemployment each week, but so far nothing has shown up on my card. Has the stimulus extension kicked in and I am out of luck??? Thanks!
Posted by usedtobedemgurl | Wed Jan 6, 2021, 07:41 PM (2 replies)

Venting: I Tested Positive (cancer, not covid)

A couple of nights ago my doctor called me. I took an at home test, and he had the results. They came back positive. The next step is to make an appointment with the hospital, so the cancer diagnosis can be confirmed. My doctor knows how anxious I am about covid, so he said I could wait a few months. I countered if the vaccines were starting to kick in, everyone who had the hospital tests on hold would swarm the hospitals. He explained with a positive diagnosis I would go to the front of the line for testing. I would be ahead of those not doing a home test and just doing the hospital test. If this really is cancer, I do not know how far along it is, and it is possible every day could count for my survival.

The doctor said it would be 2-3 weeks before I hear from the hospital, so I can make an appointment. With covid and regulations, he was not sure, once I was notified, how long it would be before I would be penciled in. So, I guess I am still probably looking at 3-5 weeks before they can even look at me. Valuable time wasted, but it is what it is.

All of that is not what I wanted to vent about. I want to vent about insurance for healthcare. I just talked to an agent for the ACA. It is enrollment time right now. Up until now, I have pretty much had catastrophic insurance. It was around $130/month. If I end up with cancer, that plan would put me in a position where I might have to declare bankruptcy. Depending on where I am in treatment, I assume they could demand payment up front. I have worked my you-know-what off to get my credit to excellent. Although I suppose my credit would not matter if I was dead, so there is that!

I needed a top tier health insurance. Something that would cover most of my expenses if I ended up needing treatments. If my diagnosis is confirmed, I do not want a mountain of debt. So, here is where I am: My health insurance will cost almost $550/month. That is a huge leap. What does that mean for me? Well, after mortgage, car payments, taxes and insurance, I will have about $100/month to live on. That is for any other bills and food. And I do have some bills I have to pay off. I make just enough not to qualify for food stamps. Tell me how fair our system is. I am floored. And I am not sure if I do not have cancer if I can switch to a lower plan. I do not think so. So, for the next year, at least (depending on the diagnosis and how long treatment may be) I am shafted. WTF?!?!? My only hope is unemployment is extended and perhaps pumped up. If not, I guess I get in long lines for food banks and hope I like what I have been given.

This system is horrible. If you are possibly facing a life threatening illness, or even everyday life, money should not be handing over your head. Fu@k the system! Thank you for letting me rant a little.
Posted by usedtobedemgurl | Fri Dec 4, 2020, 01:43 PM (29 replies)

Come And Pledge With Me, Let's Win

A lot of us have given. Some cannot afford to give any more. That is okay. After the Supreme Court debacle, I am pledging money to Joe Biden, Amy McGrath and Jaime Harrison. Let’s keep up the momentum. Let’s win this thing. Even if it is a dollar per each of these, will you join me?
Posted by usedtobedemgurl | Tue Oct 27, 2020, 06:32 AM (1 replies)

Advice On Actions Against A Republican Ex-Love Interest

A guy I talked with online for two months kept it from me he was Republican. I met him on a site that is pretty liberal, so it just never came up. Fast forward to me trying to have a discussion with him, when he said he does not belong on the left or right. I actually said I was trying to have a discussion and was telling him, since you do not get intonation in an electronic note. Things escalated and ended. They ended on a rather bad note - him stating not to write him a nasty reply, and me stating I wished him the best and I hope he finds happiness.

I place an ad on the liberal site, looking for another possible love interest. The guy has a friend go on my ad and start talking about how hypocritical I am, wanting everyone to feel the same way I do. That never happened. I wanted to discuss why they guy felt the way he did. The guy kept posting. I reported him to the site, but knew nothing would probably happen. I feel harassed and stalked.

I wrote to the friend, publicly (only way I can, since I have him blocked privately). I gave the number of the guy's address (not the full address- I have never been there, so I felt this could spook him). I said as a woman, I feel vulnerable. I feel stalked and harassed. I said to please reach out to his friend and make sure he wants it all to continue, since now they are on notice of how I take the posting on my ad. I said the next step is to place a complaint with the cops, whether the friend or another friend tries this.

I know who his ex is and could easily reach out to her. I am sure she could possibly renegotiate the custody terms if some of his actions (not just this, but some other things, as well) were known. I am searching for all legal remedies I can get, because I am not sure the cops will take a complaint seriously.

Do I have any legal remedies with something like this?

Posted by usedtobedemgurl | Tue Sep 22, 2020, 07:58 AM (4 replies)

Has Florida Run Out Of Certain Types Of Meds?

I was on a Facebook group and someone posted: Hey ladies I could use some prayers for my godmother. She is in the hospital with covid and double pneumonia, and FL has tan (sic) out of meds.

With FL numbers going up, I assume it would be common sense they have run out of some meds.

With numbers going up, this could be worse than we imagined. 😢
Posted by usedtobedemgurl | Mon Jul 20, 2020, 01:41 PM (8 replies)

What Happens If Joe Wins, But There Are....

A fair number of red governors left? Just like it is not up to Trump to close down states, it is not up to Biden. Are we going to have to cordon off states that do not follow correct protocol? The way the red governors are acting now, I am just not sure they will stop rebelling. Joe’s efforts and leadership will be good. I look forward to competency. I can see a certain sect of leaders thumbing their nose. What are your theories on what will happen? This disease is so destructive, this weighed heavily on my mind last night.
Posted by usedtobedemgurl | Wed Jul 8, 2020, 04:51 PM (6 replies)

My Idea For A Protest During This Time Period

We should all join Twitter. It was reported the White House was livid with the tweet about the lines at the airport. We should start with that and everyone tweet it at the White House/Donald Trump. Every time it is reported someone is turned away because of a lack of tests, or refused being tested, tweet it at the m'fer. Any time something bad is reported, tweet it at all of them. Let them know how angry we are. Let the world know it is not okay. Let everyone know how we are hanging in the wind. How cruise lines dock in Miami with no testing at all. Every major news story or contradiction should be broadcast loudly. Shame them for the shitty job they are doing. Let them know we are mad as hell and not going to take it any more. Donnie two scoops has used Twitter to his advantage, let's use it to ours.
Posted by usedtobedemgurl | Mon Mar 16, 2020, 10:31 AM (2 replies)

Theories On What Will Happen If We Are Told To Stay Home?

People do not have a lot of money in their bank accounts. If this virus hits us hard, schools and businesses could close down. People would stay at home. A lot of people will not be able to afford rent, or mortgage. The banks cannot afford to take back everything. In theory, what will happen with power, rent/mortgages, water, etc. if folks cannot pay their bills? If everyone is basically in the same boat, will they just let bills float until everyone gets back to work? I do not want three quarters of this country to end up homeless. I am worried about myself, as well as others. Anyone have any ideas what could happen?
Posted by usedtobedemgurl | Fri Feb 28, 2020, 09:12 AM (11 replies)

Pardoning Scooter and Obstruction

I have yet to hear any of the pundits talk about this but if Trump is really sending a message, that he will pardon anyone who has lied, how is this not obstruction? Can this simple act not be added to all the others and used against him in a court of law? Is this not an act that just proves all the others? I do not get why everyone is not crying obstruction over this twits latest action.
Posted by usedtobedemgurl | Sat Apr 14, 2018, 09:33 AM (0 replies)
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