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    [–] What is the scariest/creepiest thing that has happened to you when you were home alone? fiddlemonkey 19 points ago in AskReddit

    I have a nursing home story too! I was working as a CNA and we had a resident with dementia who would shout “help!” frequently-you’d go check on him and he was fine. I never knew why he shouted it. He passed, and a week later, myself and three other CNAs clearly heard him shouting “help!” There were only female residents in that section of the building at that time, and it was clearly a male voice, and we never figured out where it could have come from. It still gives me the goosebumps.

    [–] Older people of Reddit, what’s something trending among younger people that you also like? fiddlemonkey 3 points ago in AskReddit

    My 9 year old used it as an insult once, and when I explained she was using a piece of someone’s identity as an insult and asked her how some of the LGBTQ people she knew would feel she cried for an hour and I felt a little bad. I wasn’t trying to be harsh- I just wanted her to know why she shouldn’t use it as an insult and I accidentally broke her.

    [–] What rule was changed because of ONE stupid person? fiddlemonkey 2 points ago in AskReddit

    This happened too in northern Minnesota (in an area with a lot of people with Swedish and Finnish ancestors, interestingly enough).

    [–] Rant: I'm your doctor, please stop. fiddlemonkey 32 points ago in TwoXChromosomes

    That is my experience too. I’ve only had inappropriate comments from male patients over 60, but racist comments from both sexes over sixty. Haven’t seen either from younger patients. I will say that when my unit had problems with a patient attempting to grab nurses and/or trap them in his room the hospital responded pretty quickly and appropriately.

    [–] Which misconception would you like to debunk? fiddlemonkey 3 points ago in AskReddit

    My cat is a needy stage five clinger who could really use some lessons about personal space and not tripping your humans down the stairs because you just have to be touching them at all times because you love them so much.

    [–] Chilling report from Human Rights Watch demonstrates how restricting abortion does nothing to reduce rates, yet creates devastating consequences for women and girls in the Dominican Republic fiddlemonkey 2 points ago in TwoXChromosomes

    Why? And what about a molar pregnancy? It grows to resemble a cluster of grapes, but it does start from a fertilized egg. And even if it is a life, can you force someone to donate their organs for nine months against their will? We don’t think that is ethical in any other situation, why pregnancy? We don’t force organ donation when people make other mistakes that cause health crises, even if they make a choice that harms another person, like driving drunk.

    [–] Chilling report from Human Rights Watch demonstrates how restricting abortion does nothing to reduce rates, yet creates devastating consequences for women and girls in the Dominican Republic fiddlemonkey 2 points ago in TwoXChromosomes

    You were comparing a fetus to cancer when you said that a fetus was something with unique human DNA and reasoning that is why abortion isn’t okay. I was only pointing out the similarity in an effort to help you understand that unique human dna can’t be the only qualifier for something to be a living person.

    [–] Chilling report from Human Rights Watch demonstrates how restricting abortion does nothing to reduce rates, yet creates devastating consequences for women and girls in the Dominican Republic fiddlemonkey 1 points ago in TwoXChromosomes

    And somehow they don’t realize this punishes married women who are also mothers probably even more. Some women want a lot of children, but children are a ton of work and investment, especially when they are small, and a lot of stress. I feel like married women who already have children are just as likely or even more likely to seek abortion than unmarried women.

    [–] The apex predator fiddlemonkey 3 points ago in funny

    I wish I looked that majestic when I try to catch a ball but fail.

    [–] Medical professionals of Reddit, what’s the most obvious case of faking it you’ve witnessed? fiddlemonkey 1 points ago in AskReddit

    I think I might have had one of these type shortly after I had my last child. I just got really foggy and couldn’t move for a little bit and then fell deeply asleep for a while. It never has happened again, and I was fine afterwards, so who knows.

    [–] The Polar vortex is real, people. fiddlemonkey 3 points ago in funny

    -19 in tropical Marion -glad I don’t have to work tonight.

    [–] The Polar vortex is real, people. fiddlemonkey 3 points ago in funny

    Yeah, but my mortgage here in Iowa is probably a third what it would take to rent a studio apartment with plywood for windows in California.

    [–] The Polar vortex is real, people. fiddlemonkey 7 points ago in funny

    The ER where I work has been really slow because it is too cold to go out and make bad choices.

    [–] Women, what do you find most confusing about men? fiddlemonkey 12 points ago in AskReddit

    Yes, but especially with parenting, sometimes you very much have to divide your attention or nothing will ever get done because kids will always be there taking part of your attention. And some tasks do take all of your focus, but watching a sink fill up does not.

    [–] Women, what do you find most confusing about men? fiddlemonkey 17 points ago in AskReddit

    Why is it so hard to multitask? My husband has to literally watch the sink while it fills to wash dishes rather than cleaning the counter while it fills or pushing chairs in or whatever. He can’t clean up the living room and supervise kids without something going wrong. He cannot split his attention worth shit. If he needs to do something focused and intricate he has the attention and patience for it, which I do not, so it is kind of worth it but it still is odd to me.

    [–] Women, what do you find most confusing about men? fiddlemonkey 5 points ago in AskReddit

    I am a woman who has been buying pads and tampons for several decades and if it makes you feel better the choices drive me insane too. I’ll finally find one I really like, make a note to remember which one when I get to the store only to find out it doesn’t exist and has been replaced with some “fancier” versions none of which seem right anymore. I’m also allergic to the scented ones and it is always a crapshoot if a kind that looks like it will work is also unscented. I’m hoping menopause comes sooner rather than later at this point.

    [–] New York passes law allowing abortions up until baby's due date if mother's health is at risk fiddlemonkey 0 points ago in news

    I wish there was more discussion with the mother and some more wiggle room on when the delivery was based on the mothers personal situation. I knew I would be delivering early with my third, and I knew there was a significant possibility that my third child would be severely disabled due to preterm birth as that is what happened with my first child who was born at 28 weeks. No one sat down and talked to me about whether I felt prepared to care for two disabled children, no one talked to me about options for delivery of going earlier vs later, I just was told what they were going to do. That isn’t okay, and I think this bill increases the wiggle room so families can make the choice that is best for them. Luckily my third child was a little later, so her chances were quite a bit better, but had I developed preeclampsia at 22 weeks, I know I could not care for that child and my older ones as well. If that had been the case, I feel like early delivery and comfort care until the newborn passed maybe would have been a better option than trying to sit on mag sulfate and bedrest trying to stretch it out, but I think that probably wouldn’t be a choice without a law like this.