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About nightwolf

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  • Birthday 06/19/90

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  1. What Have You Bought?

    Whoops, now the house is being bought, I can finally get some treats in.
  2. House buying is the worst

    Mortgage application submitted. We will find out the next steps by next week. Eep.
  3. What Have You Bought?

    Finally bit the bullet and bought a ducky keyboard. I've had my razer for a long time now and the white razer keys are great, but it just isn't cutting it for me, so treat time it is!
  4. Job woes/wins

    Oh Happenstance, I hope the rest of the week went a bit better! I suppose I should offset my ranting in another thread to say I accepted a little uplift in my duties! I'm now the manager to two reports for the first time ever. It's really fun to see the change on my reports slack of who their manager is....even if its a little scary!
  5. bad stuff thread.

    Honestly at this point R_A I might have to start being a bit of a dick about the NHS, I can't be nice about it anymore. I want to burn it to the fucking ground. I have been in the "system" since last year, about March, technically its January, but that was the GP then over to the hospital, I now have a specialist in endo as my consultant. Mid-last year we had a face to face, the TL;DR, surgery A or surgery B is the way to go. Other options will only be temporary. So pick a surgery. So MRIs later and delays due to covid, I went to a private doctor who worked at the same hospital in the same area as my specialist consultant. He mentioned the same thing as my NHS consultant and said we need to get you a priority. During that time I decided to pick a surgery, I chose option B. It seemed the safest and future proofing I could achieve with my own body. The more surgeries of this kind I have, the more risk it entails. Fast forward a little bit I had a phone call a couple of weeks ago, this was supposed to be with my NHS consultant, but for some reason it was with an entirely different doctor. Whatever. He asks me about my pain levels and whether I had given my consultants comments/advice any thought. I told him I had chosen surgery B after speaking to both him and my private doctor. The doctor seemed iffy, but did give me next steps, that next they'd have a big meeting and decide if that actually was the right thing and if everyone was happy to do it. This happened last time back in '17 so I wasn't surprised. I want them to be sure this is the accepted route! So at this stage I was happy that we were maybe finally getting somewhere. We'd wait for the meeting and then in his words "get you in to sign consent forms". However, today I received two letters (exactly the same so good job admin) for some reason this doctor on the phone was now suggesting that monthly injections and tablets for 6 MONTHS is a good idea, instead of surgery. However, they did concede they "still needed to have a chat about a surgical option with the wider team". You fucking what? So you're telling me that in MARCH OF FUCKING 2020 you could have given me this and made my life easier whilst we waited? But you've waited over a year, with another 6 months potentially in my future before we'll even look at booking a surgical date? WITH NO PAIN RELIEF WHATSOEVER. (This is a running theme by the by, I've never ever been offered more than paracetamol since I was diagnosed in 2016, except the morphine for a good 24 hrs after surgery - sigh). I am normally very very nice to every medical professional I meet, to the point of annoying my husband. But N-E you better pray for the next Dr or consultant who speaks to me because I'm about to tear then a new one. I am not waiting until sometime in fucking 2022 for a surgery and treatment that should have happened in 2020.
  6. Job woes/wins

    They brought in a third party and offered me some protection from that. I already have several things in place to ensure my details/financials are safe, so I was fairly annoyed. The issue is that I still don't know how it occurred. Only that it occurred by someone who has access to all that information and it wasn't just my details that were leaked. In fairness to them, they have been very proactive, but considering the details that might have been leaked, I'd have liked a little more than a letter with a url to a third party to protect my details that includes handing over my national insurance number.
  7. Job woes/wins

    If we add to the password stuff. I had my first ever incident where my work has found that my data has been leaked through them, not my fault, but somehow all my work data (such as salary, title etc) are out there, in a fairly nosy field. Potentially also everything else. GAH.
  8. Job woes/wins

    Not quite wasted time, you've learnt how to do the role and a lot of those skills will be transferable to "number 1" in another company. Recently did this myself, spent 3+ years, finally about to get the role, pulled from me, ended up leaving that company for a higher role and 6 months in and I'm now doing an even larger role. It would have taken me another 2 years to get even close at my former company. I'd say either stick as your are now and soak up even more or move on. You owe them nothing.
  9. What Have You Bought?

    One of my favourite games of all time! Good choice!
  10. House buying is the worst

    We had the same. A person put an offer on ours and immediately folded. Apparently some are doing it to give themselves time. Weird tactic but whatever! We are now finally getting the mortgage going, it's weird not hearing anything for days at a time I want constant check ins but that's house buying I suppose. Our seller has already nearly finished packing!
  11. What Have You Bought?

    I finally commissioned @Eenuh to do a portrait for us. Gah its so good. (Eenuh I've taken the image from your FB so its got the copyright - I hope thats suitable!)
  12. bad stuff thread.

    Yup! My recent appointment with a private consultant showed that my pain tolerance is through the roof. So when I told my NHS doctor my pain levels instead of him using that AND all my records and scans he just went "well you deal just fine." My private consultant was So that's fun! Compared to here it's remarkably rare that I complain about the pain I'm in outside of my own home. Most of the time my partner only knows because I'll pull a face or make some kind of accidental noise. It sucks.
  13. House buying is the worst

    Well things moved fast. The offer was accepted! In the end we saw 5 houses and felt that was enough, we very easily knew what we wanted. So now we moved forward with the solicitors tomorrow. Having a broker so far has been super useful!