1. It’s Test Prep Week! Visit the Test Prep Forums to learn about test prep products and services, ask questions in test-related AMA threads, take advantage of exclusive SDN member discounts, and enter to win free stuff!
Studying for the DAT, GRE, OAT or PCAT? Test Prep Week Exhibitors are here to help!

RANT HERE thread

Discussion in 'Pre-Veterinary' started by flyhi, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. SDN is made possible through member donations, sponsorships, and our volunteers. Learn about SDN's nonprofit mission.
  1. Pugsforlove2014

    Pugsforlove2014 MSU '19 2+ Year Member

    209
    153
    Aug 12, 2014
    Been there done that with a neurologist, I don't understand how these "specialists" think chronic pain treatment with OTC meds is okay without figuring out what the problem is.
     
    Gwenevre likes this.
  2. SDN Members don't see this ad. About the ads.
  3. SkiOtter

    SkiOtter

    6,890
    8,488
    Mar 10, 2016
    Get yourself a lawyer. I think someone somewhere on here mentioned that there might be free services through school (or that might've been someone from here saying that off here, idek anymore) but that's not right that they're allowing him to have a case and file a claim when it's gone against their policy already.
     
    kcoughli, pinkpuppy9 and that redhead like this.
  4. pinkpuppy9

    pinkpuppy9 Illinois c/o 2019 2+ Year Member

    4,618
    2,630
    Oct 20, 2013
    I have a classmate with a law degree who I'm going to talk to. If he thinks it won't be a huge waste of time, I'll head to the legal center on campus since I think we do have free services.
     
    SkiOtter likes this.
  5. that redhead

    that redhead 7+ Year Member

    9,302
    5,586
    Feb 26, 2010
    Veterinarian
    Agree 100%. This is beyond ridiculous and I would absolutely seek legal advice from your campus service.
     
    pinkpuppy9 and SkiOtter like this.
  6. Lupin21

    Lupin21 Do Not Disturb Staff Member Gold Donor SDN Moderator 5+ Year Member

    10,363
    9,550
    Jun 21, 2012
    Behind the green curtains
    I cannot wait until I can move to a coast again. Stupid freaking ragweed in the red here and no amount of meds can control the nerd snot.
     
    LyraGardenia likes this.
  7. kcoughli

    kcoughli Lab Animal Resident 2+ Year Member

    3,603
    3,586
    Jan 8, 2013
    Chicago, IL
    Veterinarian
    I feel like this is the time to escalate to higher ups. Demand to interact with a manager or supervisor because of the ridiculousness, make sure every conversation is recorded via screenshotting chat windows or saving emails, and agreed with the above posters on the legal advice. Sorry this is happening.
     
    WeimMama and SkiOtter like this.
  8. pinkpuppy9

    pinkpuppy9 Illinois c/o 2019 2+ Year Member

    4,618
    2,630
    Oct 20, 2013
    I tried that, but I'll have to keep trying. At this point, I'm being told I cannot discuss this with anyone but the person handling the case, who is the person who is breaking that stated policy in favor of the host. Said person is also working nights which is an extra pain in the a**.

    Edit: Said person also lowkey told me to stop asking questions and let airbnb "mediate fairly." So yeah.
     
  9. Doctor-S

    Doctor-S Professor/Attending (Female) Lifetime Donor

    1,576
    2,866
    Jun 9, 2016
    PhD
    Rocket Scientist
    Faculty
    Sorry to hear your situation has not been resolved in your favor.

    Have you considered contacting some local television stations and inform them about your problem with airbnb (especially since you have written evidence)?

    Where I live, some local television stations often present "consumer problems and consumer protection issues" as special interest stories. It's amazing how quickly consumer cases are resolved when unscrupulous vendors (or services) are confronted with the possibility of negative publicity.

    Just a friendly suggestion, that's all.
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2017 at 9:49 AM
    WeimMama likes this.
  10. Doctor-S

    Doctor-S Professor/Attending (Female) Lifetime Donor

    1,576
    2,866
    Jun 9, 2016
    PhD
    Rocket Scientist
    Faculty
    Perhaps you can contact your PCP and ask her or him to indicate that your case merits "urgent" attention (especially if you are presenting with escalating pain)?

    Many times, a case marked "urgent" will allow a specialist's scheduling personnel to fit a new patient in much earlier (as opposed to 3 months later).

    Just a friendly suggestion.
     
  11. Doctor-S

    Doctor-S Professor/Attending (Female) Lifetime Donor

    1,576
    2,866
    Jun 9, 2016
    PhD
    Rocket Scientist
    Faculty
    Agree.

    If you have legal services on campus, it's advisable to consult with them. Airbnb has been bombarded with many consumer protection complaints.
     
    that redhead likes this.
  12. Ashgirl

    Ashgirl Pokemon Academy c/o 2018! 2+ Year Member

    1,856
    2,005
    Aug 4, 2013
    Castle Oblivion
    Thanks for the advice DocS! I will give that a try, at this point I don't care who I see or what it is, I just want to be normal again :oops:
     
  13. pinkpuppy9

    pinkpuppy9 Illinois c/o 2019 2+ Year Member

    4,618
    2,630
    Oct 20, 2013
    Definitely an idea. My lawyer friend suggested taking real action if they side with him and force me to pay, so I'll keep this in mind.
     
  14. Ashgirl

    Ashgirl Pokemon Academy c/o 2018! 2+ Year Member

    1,856
    2,005
    Aug 4, 2013
    Castle Oblivion
    Doctor-S, Jilary and cdoconn like this.
  15. orca2011

    orca2011 PennWe c/o 2016!!! 5+ Year Member

    6,136
    1,746
    Sep 1, 2011
    Rhode Island
    Veterinarian
    Just locked myself out of my apartment building in the rain with the dog. Had to obnoxious buzz some random person's room with lights on to see if they'd answer and let me in.
     
  16. Jilary

    Jilary UPenn c/o 2019 2+ Year Member

    6,068
    5,733
    Sep 4, 2014
    Pennsylvania
    Thanks for the thoughts. I didn't know him, but it's still quite tragic. No one knows what happened, not even the people that lived in the frat with him. He had just moved back in too.
     
  17. cdoconn

    cdoconn Hydration Specialist. Pro-Quivering

    7,681
    10,217
    Jan 18, 2016
    Got a message from my mom saying that she had to go to the ER this morning and just got out of surgery to repair a hole in her retina... so yeah...
     
  18. Coopah

    Coopah UC Davis c/o 2021 2+ Year Member

    2,549
    2,658
    Dec 28, 2014
    Oh wow that sucks. Good vibes to you and yours.
     
    cdoconn likes this.
  19. Lupin21

    Lupin21 Do Not Disturb Staff Member Gold Donor SDN Moderator 5+ Year Member

    10,363
    9,550
    Jun 21, 2012
    Behind the green curtains
    Ugh. Seems like vet school is often a magnet for life happenings that are not desirable. tested to the max. Hope all is well.
     
    cdoconn likes this.
  20. Doctor-S

    Doctor-S Professor/Attending (Female) Lifetime Donor

    1,576
    2,866
    Jun 9, 2016
    PhD
    Rocket Scientist
    Faculty
    Sending good thoughts to your Mom. Hope she is doing well! :)
     
    cdoconn likes this.
  21. cdoconn

    cdoconn Hydration Specialist. Pro-Quivering

    7,681
    10,217
    Jan 18, 2016
    thanks Coop!
    I definitely agree with that. Geesh. She says she's doing fine and is currently relaxing with a glass of wine because not even eye surgery could make her abandon the true reason she went to California. :laugh:
    thanks Doctor-S! Last I heard she's doing well! It wasn't a full anesthesia so she says the recovery time isn't too terrible. She's out of the hospital now and seems to be okay! Still worried though. Not entirely sure how you get a hole in the retina in the first place...
     
  22. PrincessButterCup

    PrincessButterCup 2+ Year Member

    4,503
    6,104
    Apr 10, 2014
    Unless I'm thinking of something else, some people are more prone to it than others. I had an eye exam this year and the Dr mentioned something like 'and I'm sure you know about this, but your left eye is prone to retinal detachment . . .' NOPE NO ONE EVER TOLD ME THIS. It only makes me like 1% more likely to get a tear, but it's possible. Maybe your mom had the same issue with her eye? It sounds like she had it addressed quickly and that's the most important thing. It's highly treatable as long as you have surgery right away, from what my Dr told me.

    I'm glad she's doing well and enjoying California!
     
  23. SkiOtter

    SkiOtter

    6,890
    8,488
    Mar 10, 2016
    I have no idea if hole = tear = detachment, but I know my dad had a retinal detachment YEARS ago, had surgery and is completely 100% fine now. DONT FREAK OUT TOO MUCH PBC
     
  24. Jilary

    Jilary UPenn c/o 2019 2+ Year Member

    6,068
    5,733
    Sep 4, 2014
    Pennsylvania
    Did she look at the eclipse?!?
     
  25. cdoconn

    cdoconn Hydration Specialist. Pro-Quivering

    7,681
    10,217
    Jan 18, 2016
    Yeah but with actual eclipse glasses and welding helmets! But that was weeks ago!
     
  26. Jilary

    Jilary UPenn c/o 2019 2+ Year Member

    6,068
    5,733
    Sep 4, 2014
    Pennsylvania
    I read somewhere that the damage can take a long time to become apparent, but if she had appropriate eye protection on, then that probably isn't it.
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2017 at 8:43 AM
  27. SkiOtter

    SkiOtter

    6,890
    8,488
    Mar 10, 2016
    Just a Welding helmet? Because most welding helmets aren't a dark enough shade number... Which is unfortunate that most people who did that didn't know about
     
  28. SkiOtter

    SkiOtter

    6,890
    8,488
    Mar 10, 2016
    Somehow my phone double posted. Carry on.
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2017 at 9:02 AM
  29. cdoconn

    cdoconn Hydration Specialist. Pro-Quivering

    7,681
    10,217
    Jan 18, 2016
    It was an industrial one at their work.
     
  30. Jilary

    Jilary UPenn c/o 2019 2+ Year Member

    6,068
    5,733
    Sep 4, 2014
    Pennsylvania
    "Industrial" doesn't really mean anything here. Welders helmets have different shade numbers that are used for different types of welding, and not all shades are appropriate for looking at an eclipse. Only shade 14 is safe.
     
  31. cdoconn

    cdoconn Hydration Specialist. Pro-Quivering

    7,681
    10,217
    Jan 18, 2016
    Should clarify- my dad owns an industrial pump repair company and they do a lot of welding. I don't know what shade exactly they used, but I know that my dad was planning and preparing for the eclipse for 4 months prior. I know he got the right stuff.
     
  32. SkiOtter

    SkiOtter

    6,890
    8,488
    Mar 10, 2016
    NASA website said shade 12 is the minimum but some people still find that shade too bright. Most welding helmets are 10 or 11, but if her dad was preparing for months, he more than likely ordered the correct shade for his helmets if that's not what they were already using.
     
  33. cowgirl92

    cowgirl92 Oregon State c/o 2021

    140
    153
    Aug 1, 2016
    Rather late, sorry, but I'm glad to hear that it sounds like she's doing ok!
     
  34. Teepster87

    Teepster87 MSU c/o 2020 2+ Year Member

    1,369
    1,932
    Sep 22, 2013
    In Competent
    They've changed how this looks on mobile for me again. I DONT LIKE CHANGE SDN!
     
    Elkhart and kcoughli like this.
  35. Lupin21

    Lupin21 Do Not Disturb Staff Member Gold Donor SDN Moderator 5+ Year Member

    10,363
    9,550
    Jun 21, 2012
    Behind the green curtains
    It was a whoopsy that is now fixed from an update.
     
    Elkhart and Teepster87 like this.
  36. SkiOtter

    SkiOtter

    6,890
    8,488
    Mar 10, 2016
    WAIT WHAT IS/WAS CHANGED
     
  37. Teepster87

    Teepster87 MSU c/o 2020 2+ Year Member

    1,369
    1,932
    Sep 22, 2013
    In Competent
    It's like they surprised someone with Windows 10.
    It was pretty nice that there was a tab to change the skin back to "normal" at the bottom of the page though
     
    SkiOtter likes this.
  38. dyachei

    dyachei vet robot pirate zombie SDN Administrator 10+ Year Member

    23,594
    15,882
    Mar 9, 2007
    Veterinarian
    **** windows 10 and the forced updates. It keeps causing our radiology computer to crash and every update means that our PACS doesn't work again
     
    Teepster87 likes this.
  39. kcoughli

    kcoughli Lab Animal Resident 2+ Year Member

    3,603
    3,586
    Jan 8, 2013
    Chicago, IL
    Veterinarian
    thank goodness, I could not handle SDN Blue 2017... was driving me nutso
     
    Elkhart likes this.
  40. Lupin21

    Lupin21 Do Not Disturb Staff Member Gold Donor SDN Moderator 5+ Year Member

    10,363
    9,550
    Jun 21, 2012
    Behind the green curtains
    I don't know how Old School isn't the go to anyway. lol
     
  41. Elkhart

    Elkhart Iowa State c/o 2020 Bronze Donor 2+ Year Member

    2,023
    2,632
    Mar 7, 2015
    I was wondering why my theme suddenly changed to SDN Blue 2017 out of nowhere while I was browsing on mobile last night... now it makes sense.
     
  42. cdoconn

    cdoconn Hydration Specialist. Pro-Quivering

    7,681
    10,217
    Jan 18, 2016
    I think I'm only one who actually prefers SDN Blue 2017 lol.
     
  43. Trilt

    Trilt love doc + puppy snuggler extraordinaire Gold Donor 7+ Year Member

    9,582
    16,492
    Feb 10, 2008
    NC
    Veterinarian
    You all just reminded me that I really do prefer Blue 2013 over 2017. Back to the orange!
     
    Elkhart, kcoughli and that redhead like this.
  44. Filly Bay

    Filly Bay Don't Panic Gold Donor 2+ Year Member

    3,108
    3,296
    Dec 9, 2012
    The Barn
    Veterinarian
    SDN Blue (2013) is clearly superior.
     
  45. DVMDream

    DVMDream Don't disturb the snowflakes 7+ Year Member

    35,308
    19,818
    Jul 15, 2009
    The Dragon School
    Veterinarian
    I miss the coffee theme.
     
    Gwenevre likes this.
  46. cdoconn

    cdoconn Hydration Specialist. Pro-Quivering

    7,681
    10,217
    Jan 18, 2016
    I saw pictures of that one- it looked really nice
     
  47. JaynaAli

    JaynaAli Need it STAT or want it STAT? They're different. Bronze Donor 2+ Year Member

    1,363
    1,751
    Apr 22, 2013
    Veterinarian
    I also preferred coffee. Now I use Blue 2017. 2013 is good too...sometimes 2017 is glitchy and I revert back to 2013. I like the way the alerts and inbox thing scrolls with the content in Blue 2017.
     
    SkiOtter and cdoconn like this.
  48. DVMDream

    DVMDream Don't disturb the snowflakes 7+ Year Member

    35,308
    19,818
    Jul 15, 2009
    The Dragon School
    Veterinarian
    I'm super old school, using the 2008 theme.
     
  49. SkiOtter

    SkiOtter

    6,890
    8,488
    Mar 10, 2016
    ^^^^^^yes

    It's why I use Blue 2017 too
     
  50. pinkpuppy9

    pinkpuppy9 Illinois c/o 2019 2+ Year Member

    4,618
    2,630
    Oct 20, 2013
    There's a news article from my local news station getting a lot of hits right now. A local horse has been laterally recumbent for almost a year, has pressure sores, overgrown hooves, and is emaciated/dehydrated. Owner claims the horse is under vet care despite that this animal supposedly hasn't moved in months (per the neighbors).

    What do the comments say? "Wow, of course the vet is trying to drag out treatment to get more money!" "WOW, this vet needs an investigation." And so on. Do people not realize that an owner can refuse treatment/euthanasia?
     
  51. LetItSnow

    LetItSnow Skipping the light fandango 5+ Year Member

    17,333
    14,256
    Jan 13, 2011
    Plymouth, MN, USA
    Veterinarian
    One of our <surgeons> just had a retinal detachment a month ago. Sent a chill down my spine to think about being in his position.

    Treatment (if I recall?) is lasering it back down in several spots and giving it time to heal. Grain of salt, etc. Oh. And I'm pretty sure they created a very mild glaucoma, as well. High enough to help hold the retina in place, not too high to impede blood flow.

    His did heal. Not sure his vision is 100%, but it's good 'nuff that he's back cutting.
     

Similar Threads
  1. BlackBox
    Replies:
    18
    Views:
    1,960
Loading...

Share This Page