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What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:13 am

I found out over the weekend that I've got Muscular Dystrophy.
My father has it and apparently, so do I. At least I know what to look forward to in 28 years (and I don't like what I see).
I'll have the body of an old man  old  when I'm only half the age that I should be. No wonder my knees and ankles never fully recovered from injuries in High School Marching Band.

Anyone else want to share?
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:17 am

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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:19 am

Quoting Da man (Thread starter):
Anyone else want to share?

where do I start

I had appendicitis, had it removed about 9 months ago

I was exposed to a mild form of TB, now on medication for nine months, almost over but due to the medication I'm getting rashes on my shoulder

Other than that, I guess im fine.
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:28 am

Quoting Da man (Thread starter):
No wonder my knees and ankles never fully recovered from injuries in High School Marching Band.

Injured from band huh?



As far as Muscular Dystrophy, I'm sorry to hear that.  Sad
 
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:38 am

I get tested for Asperger Syndrome in six days. My regular doctor highly suspects I have it and referred me to a specialist. It might explain a lot of the socialization, perception, and intrepretation problems I've had for as long as I remember.
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:44 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 4):
get tested for Asperger Syndrome in six days.

If this is the case, it must be a relief for you to finally understand what's going on. Good for you. Glad you've had the courage to figure this out.

I was diagnosed with glaucoma five years ago. I don't have to use medication yet but I have to go in twice a year for really nasty eye tests.
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:46 am

I have a chronic case of Reynaud's Syndrome. It's not debilitating, but when it gets cold, it can hurt like a hell.
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:47 am

I have Asperger syndrome. I have posted various threads on it.

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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:51 am

Quoting Da man (Thread starter):
I found out over the weekend that I've got Muscular Dystrophy.

Sorry to hear that. Keep positive, and do what the Doctors tell you......

As far as me - I have diverticulitis. When it's active, it's the worst pain describable.
 
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:43 am

I'm including emotional as well as physical malfunctions....


Arthritic knees since I was 18
Fused bones in my feet since birth which gives them limited flexibility....there go my careers as a ballet dancer and long-distance runner!
Degrading discs between the vertebrae in my neck....once they've disintegrated, the bones will fuse and the pain will go....
Trusting (and therefore getting hurt) too easily.
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 4:15 am

In high school, I went through a DODMERB (Department of Defense Medical Exam Review Board) as I had applied for ROTC scholarships (USAF & Army) as well as the USCG Academy. The results were that I had double vision and scolioses. My optometrist and chiropractor laughed. I was turned down for all three before I had a chance to submit documentation refuting DODMERB's findings.


As far as real physical problems, I have one toe that won't bend properly. Suffered that injury, along with others, in a car accident a few years ago. I rarely notice it though.

On the psychological side of things, I appear to have most of the symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder, though I've never been officially diagnosed with such. Currently, I'm slowly recovering from depression. I've come a long way on that, but I still have progress to make.

I suspect that alcoholism runs in my family, so I might be at risk for that. Which is part of the reason I don't drink.
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 4:18 am

I have OCD OCD OCD. It used to be worse, nobody even notices anymore so I figure i'm good good good.
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 5:43 am

Da Man: sorry to hear about your diagnosis. Start making plans now for your future needs - I'm talking about quality of life needs, not end of life needs. If your father has survived that long, you can too!  thumbsup 

At this point I'm just a mess in general. I have multiple neurological and physical ailments, some caused by medication and some with which I was born. The hardest part for me to deal with right now is that my insurance is running out and I am having difficulty qualifying for new insurance or finding a job that offers it as part of a benefits package. Bummer.
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 6:08 am

Quoting Redngold (Reply 12):
The hardest part for me to deal with right now is that my insurance is running out and I am having difficulty qualifying for new insurance or finding a job that offers it as part of a benefits package.

That will definitely be a problem for myself. I'm still in university, when I get out, I won't be able to get insurance because of this preexisting condition, that won't get better and will only get worse.

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 10):
In high school, I went through a DODMERB (Department of Defense Medical Exam Review Board) as I had applied for ROTC scholarships (USAF & Army) as well as the USCG Academy. The results were that I had double vision and scolioses. My optometrist and chiropractor laughed. I was turned down for all three before I had a chance to submit documentation refuting DODMERB's findings.

I know the feeling. That is how my father found out about his Muscular Dystrophy. He was applying to the US Naval Academy. Earlier in my life I wanted to go there as well, but my physical ailments (unrelated to MD) disqualify me from military service unless I have multiple upon multiple surgeries that would keep me laid-up for well over a year. I don't want it that much. Not to mention also that my grades from High School aren't good enough, but my ACT test score is.

Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 8):
Keep positive, and do what the Doctors tell you

Well, my father's condition allows me a personal and daily glimpse into the future. Just that he doesn't listen to the Doctors all the time. He refuses to use a cane even though he needs to. His reaction time while driving is getting to the point that I try to avoid being in a car when he's driving. I don't think he's been up a flight of stairs in over a decade, and he'll probably be in a wheelchair permanently within 5 years. When that happens, he'll have to retire since he won't settle for a desk job (which means that my mother will have to go back to work). She's a petroleum engineer, but hasn't worked in the field in over 20 years.

I would like to thank everyone for their kind and encouraging words. It means a great deal coming from the community that I've been a part of for 6 years, 14 September.
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 7:17 am

I haven't officially been diagnosed with OCD, but I really think I have it.

Let's see...
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 7:35 am

Quoting Da man (Thread starter):
I found out over the weekend that I've got Muscular Dystrophy.

Dude...I'm sorry to hear this but take heart. The rapid pace of medical research and discovery is only getting faster with new technology and you've got time over the coming years to slow the pace of the disease down as treatments become more efficient and a cure is sought. There's nothing that says it won't be curable in 10 or 15 years.

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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 7:40 am

Quoting Da man (Thread starter):
What Is Your Major Malfunction?

HIV+ twenty years or so ago.

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I've never been sick (knock wood) and plan on being around for a good long time.
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:07 am

Quoting N776AU (Reply 14):
I'm losing my hair at age 18

Don't let that bother you my friend. I knew when I was 20, that by the time I was 30, I'd be waaay to good looking for hair.  Wink

Quoting DL021 (Reply 15):
Dude...I'm sorry to hear this but take heart. The rapid pace of medical research and discovery is only getting faster with new technology and you've got time over the coming years to slow the pace of the disease down as treatments become more efficient and a cure is sought. There's nothing that says it won't be curable in 10 or 15 years.

In the meanwhile live large. There's no substitute for any of us.

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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:58 am

Quoting MBMBOS (Reply 5):

If this is the case, it must be a relief for you to finally understand what's going on. Good for you. Glad you've had the courage to figure this out.

My parents felt relieved when they learned this.

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 10):
I'm slowly recovering from depression. I've come a long way on that, but I still have progress to make.

Same here. I had a severe case not too long ago but I am getting the treatment I need.

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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:12 am

I have sleep apnea..but its not really serious. The doc says I might need to wear a mask when I sleep as I get older, but its not needed right now. My dad has the same problem..so guess its genetic. Other than that I'm pretty healthy.

Da man: sorry to hear that dude..but its not the end of the world. I have a friend with Muscular Dystrophy (he's 28), was diagnosed a few years ago..but he's not letting that bog him down. Also who knows, we might find a cure for this in the next 20 or so years...so don't let that bother you.
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:33 pm

I am very fortunate to have been very healthy through my life. The only two "malfunctions" about me I can think of are quite minor:

I have quite bad Hayfever in Spring and Summer. It can really get in the way of my daily life when it is really bad (insane sneezing fits). I have tried every medication you can think of, but I've only found one that seems to work without side effects (drowsiness and strange sleeping patterns). Unfortunately, I got that stuff from a doctor in Austria, and I have since forgotten the commercial and medical name of it!  Sad

The other one is I was apparently born with very poor tooth-enamel. That means that I have very sensitive teeth to hot and cold, and no matter how much I brush I get about 4 cavities per year on average. My next checkup is in October, and I am not looking forward to the results (although my teeth have felt fine lately).
 
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:44 pm

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 4):
I get tested for Asperger Syndrome in six days

I have Aspergers...I find it extremely hard to socialize and meet new people, which might be a factor in my depression.

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 10):
Currently, I'm slowly recovering from depression

I've been battling depression for a couple years. Some days are okay, while others are extremely difficult to get through.

In addition to those, I have: ADD, hydrocephalus (water on the brain - had it since birth, if anyone wants to know more, PM me), and a few other things that I can't think of right now.

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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:05 pm

Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 21):
I find it extremely hard to socialize and meet new people

Likewise. It's torturous. I've done so many social faux pax in the past that I was totally unaware of, I prefer to just be alone most of the time.

Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 21):
In addition to those, I have: ADD

My doctor thinks my ADD and alcoholism (sober 4 years) are related to Asperger's.
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:20 pm

Lets see:

First, of course, the classic: searching nystagmus. I had it for about 17 years before I finally got it corrected this May. Left eye used to go into the socket, making it seem...googly, to describe it best.

Second, I have piss-poor eyesight and left-eye vision. It's what's keeping me from getting my ATPL. Stupid eyesight, but oh well, off to get contacts for at LEAST my PPL.

Third, I have minor blood sugar issues. I need about...25-30g of sugar per day (I prefer it in fruit juices and my coffee). If I don't get that, I get irritable. Mom and my doctor fear it's the onset of diabetes, but my dad laughs it off and says I just get grumpy without sugar in my system.

Oh, and finally, I used to be depressed. Suicidal even. I managed to find non-medicinal ways of coping with it, and voila, I haven't had a bad day in a good two years.

Those are my major malfunctions. To the Original Poster: sorry to hear about your condition. I hope that you pull through it all sunshine and rainbows and that things at least look brighter later.

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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:50 pm

Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 17):
Don't let that bother you my friend. I knew when I was 20, that by the time I was 30, I'd be waaay to good looking for hair.

Yep, I'm sure Kai would appreciate that comment  Wink

Quoting Da man (Thread starter):
I found out over the weekend that I've got Muscular Dystrophy.

Sorry to hear about that. Everyone else summed it up real well.

As for me,

I have very poor eyesight. I would walk into walls if I didn't have glasses or contacts in. They get worse and worse every year. The last couple the degradation has slowed down quite a bit though.

Through my junior high years I suffered from various eating disorders and depression. The depression lasted through high school. I too found my own ways of coping with it and never went to the doctor for it. I'm not sure how I pulled through some of those times, but somehow I managed and sometimes pull my strength from those experiences and managing to get through them.

I have horrible seasonal allergies. Spring and fall get really bad for me. Along with other random allergies (feather or down pillows/blankets/etc, wool sweaters...)
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:53 pm

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 6):
Reynaud's Syndrome

My mother suffers from this (she's 86 now) along with scleroderma which sometimes comes with Reynauds - not pleasant at all!

Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 8):
I have diverticulitis

Me too and, agreed, it's not at all nice but thankfully I only suffer with it about twice per year.

Apart from that, I get the odd migraine which is really nasty but touch wood, by and large I'm not too badly off for my age.
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:58 pm

Tourets.

Doesn't f****ing bother me one f***king bit.
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:02 pm

Fortunately Im in reasonably good health, just 2 minor things I have...

-my hair's already going gray and Im just 22..this must be a genetic thing cause my dad's hair went gray before he was 30, and so now Ive got it too...

-somewhat lactose intolerant, but easily solved by drinking Lactaid in the mornings

On the psychological side of things, growing up I had a host of problems related to various life events, but fortunately most of the problems have gone away, all I have left is something of a social anxiety problem that is also starting to fix itself...(about damn time!)
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:16 pm

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 4):
I get tested for Asperger Syndrome in six days. My regular doctor highly suspects I have it and referred me to a specialist. It might explain a lot of the socialization, perception, and intrepretation problems I've had for as long as I remember.

I might have the same as well, though I haven't been seeing a doctor. When I read a description of the syndrome (made curious about it by one girl on this site), it looked like a synopsis of my life, especially as a child and teenager, including the physical parts, like lack of fine coordination in muscular movement (which made that I always sucked in sports).
I think though that over the last 25+ years I adapted more or less, even though I still feel uneasy with strangers and don't make friends easily (and hate small talk), something e.g. my mother doesn't understand at all, like a few months ago, when I was at her birthday party she told me just to mix with her guests and friends (of whom I did know none) out of politeness, but it made me extremely uncomfortable.

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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:30 pm

When I make a false move with my knee when sitting, it tends to cramp. The same with my jaw when I yawn or open my mouth a certain way.

The only other physical problems I have is that my fingers are too "flexible" and it gives me some trouble to keep then straight when I for example point with my index finger. The second is that I have slight motoric problems, e.g. when I play the guitar, I can't create a slight beat with my foot to get the rhythm of the song at the same time because of these motoric issues (which are however minor).

Other than that, I have problems concentrating and expressing myself sometimes, which is a real pain because sometimes it has hurt me at school and even at work, because I tend to forget things too quickly and sometimes I simply don't know how to even tell a simple story, which makes socialising even more difficult than it already is (like Jan, I sometimes feel uncomfortable among strangers and have problems making friends). Lastly, I'm terribly shy among girls. I simply can't start a casual conversation with a girl I'm interested in, nor express my feelings to girls (like in the case of a girl from high school, for whom I still have feelings, even though we haven't seen each other in almost 6 years).

EDIT: Added the shyness issue

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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 5:16 pm

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 22):
and alcoholism (sober 4 years)

I'm somewhat surprised to only see this once in this thread. I have seen statistics that show a higher than average rate of alcoholism in the transportation industry in general, and aviation in specific. Same goes for the medical profession in general, and anesthesiologists in specific.
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 5:19 pm

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 11):
I have OCD OCD OCD. It used to be worse, nobody even notices anymore so I figure i'm good good good.

Yer also English  Wink
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 5:57 pm

Quoting Da man (Thread starter):

Good heavens! Good luck.

Quoting Da man (Reply 13):
That will definitely be a problem for myself. I'm still in university, when I get out, I won't be able to get insurance because of this preexisting condition, that won't get better and will only get worse.

So who pays for your medication and other treatments? (However, I believe I know the answer already.)


Asthma, and not very severe either.

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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Thu Sep 13, 2007 6:48 pm

Quoting Da man (Thread starter):
I found out over the weekend that I've got Muscular Dystrophy.
My father has it and apparently, so do I. At least I know what to look forward to in 28 years (and I don't like what I see)

Sorry to hear that. I hope that research can come up with a cure.

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 4):
It might explain a lot of the socialization, perception, and intrepretation problems I've had for as long as I remember.

Have/had some of those as well... long ago I was told it was "late social development" which I don't think actually exists as a genuine condition, rather it's just what it is. I didn't have enough "symptoms" to have Aspergers when I asked my doctor about it.

I've sort of grown out of it in as much as I don't feel uncomfortable in social situations.... just detached, somehow. It's as if my brain's operating system doesn't have the social "plug-in" so I can see what's going on around but don't really feel a part of it or even know how to. I am married with 2 kids, but beyond that there's no feeling of social need or wanting to meet other people... but maybe you need to do that to want to do that.

Could by why my interests and career have been nuts and bolts, technical and computing, not something more abstract or emotional.... never did understand poetry of the finer subtexts of literature.

I do wonder if gluten could have played a part. Gluten seems to be linked, at least in some people, to perception/social developmental disorders like autism, schizophrenia. I've been gluten free since 1998 and my mind seems to have been working better since then. It did take maybe 2-3 years before I felt clear.
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:41 am

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 32):
So who pays for your medication and other treatments? (However, I believe I know the answer already.)

I'm still under my parent's insurance until I'm 24, then I'm on my own with the preexisting condition.

Again, thank you to everyone who has replied back with encouraging words. They mean a great deal to me.
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:29 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 22):
Likewise. It's torturous. I've done so many social faux pax in the past that I was totally unaware of, I prefer to just be alone most of the time.



Quoting Oly720man (Reply 33):
I've sort of grown out of it in as much as I don't feel uncomfortable in social situations.... just detached, somehow. It's as if my brain's operating system doesn't have the social "plug-in" so I can see what's going on around but don't really feel a part of it or even know how to.

I know the feeling.

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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Fri Sep 14, 2007 2:25 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 22):
Likewise. It's torturous.

Its especially hard right now...I'm in my 5th year of college...all but one of my friends here graduated after 4 (the remaining friend started a year after I did), so now, I feel kind of a little stupid for not being able to graduate on time, and also alone because its so hard to go up and talk to new people.

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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Fri Sep 14, 2007 3:09 am

Quoting Cumulus (Reply 26):
Tourets.

Doesn't f****ing bother me one f***king bit.

The Touretts Guy passed away recently, if you ever saw any of his videos online.  tombstone 
Man those were funny.


Personally, sometimes I babble when speaking (mouth gets ahead of brain) (thinking and speaking 'on my feet' so to speak).
I also was born crosseyed; had four eye surgeries to fix it. Vision still isn't that good though. I can drive without glasses if I absolutely have to (which basically means if my contact supply has run out and my glasses are broken). But as of now, my vision is still bad enough that without corrective surgery (LASIK or PRK) I'm not medically qualified to fly.

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 11):
I have OCD OCD OCD. It used to be worse, nobody even notices anymore so I figure i'm good good good.

Baha, I worked with a girl this summer who has OCD. She had to have all the stuff on the shelves perfectly align or she'd go apeshit. So I intentionally moved the stuff on top shelves that she couldn't reach around just to mess with her. (Being 6'4" rocks  biggrin  though with that, if I grow 1 more inch, I'll be medically DQed from flying for being too tall. )
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Fri Sep 14, 2007 3:31 am

Pectus Carinatum...my sternum grew out, resulting in me having what is known as a Pidgeon stomach with what looked like one large breast with two nipples.

A couple of reconstructive surgeries and its relatively ok. Scarring was pretty bad though.
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Fri Sep 14, 2007 4:00 am

I only have the left one.

Actually, none of my previous girlfriends noticed until I brought it up. My wife is the only one who ever mentioned anything, but probably only noticed because she's a nurse.

Doesn't bother me a bit.
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Fri Sep 14, 2007 4:03 am

Quoting Da man (Reply 34):
I'm still under my parent's insurance until I'm 24, then I'm on my own with the preexisting condition.

That's not necessarily true. Most company medical plans will not treat a pre-existing condition as such IF the insured was covered under a previous medical plan and there was no coverage gap. Therefore do whatever you can to find a job that offers group medical EVEN if you don't like the job because keeping coverage in place is crucial to not having the condition treated as "pre-existing".
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:19 am

Guys...thank your lucky stars you don't go through menopause. Wake up in the middle of the night with the a/c at its coldest settting bathed in sweat... mood swings (Tuesday I was weepy, Wednesday ok, today I was like uber-bitch), anxiety attacks, elevated heartbeat...and I won't embarrass any of you by discussing the combination of menopause and PMS......

Ladies....you ever notice that a guy's 'mid-life crisis' usually involves them thinking that they're 18 again, serious hot stuff and buying a sports car or trying to date someone young enough to be their daughter? How come THEY don't get hot flashes, mood swings, and all the other fun stuff that comes along with infinite maturity?
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:21 am

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 11):
OCD OCD OCD

Dito, not that severe though.
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saxdiva
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:52 am

Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 41):
Guys...thank your lucky stars you don't go through menopause.

Ooo. Can't wait.

As for me... ADHD, and I started going gray at about 15. I'm pretty much salt-and-pepper now, but nobody dares complain because they think I might be menopausal.
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jamesjimlb
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:43 am

colorblind, adhd, add, and probably more things i am not aware about but my parents are but, don't want to tell me. i may be semily retarted.
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MCOflyer
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:00 pm

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 28):
I still feel uneasy with strangers and don't make friends easily (and hate small talk),

I am sorta the same. I like to talk a lot for some reason. In addition to that maybe being aspergian is what drove my roommate insane. I have only been in one relationship, do not go places that I am not familiar with unless people force me. I guess this explains why I am delivering pizza and have had 5 jobs in the last 4 years. I do feel lucky having Aspergers. Why is something I do not know. My wish: To get married and have kids. I enjoy them and love teaching people how do stuff. If anyone wants to know more about me send me an IM or PM me. I am very open on who I am.

Mark,

If do have it, welcome to the club.

Hunter
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AsstChiefMark
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:04 pm

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 48):
I like to talk a lot for some reason

That's one of diagnostic symptoms of Asperger's.

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 48):
love teaching people how do stuff.

That's another.
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:05 pm

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 49):
Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 48):
I like to talk a lot for some reason

That's one of diagnostic symptoms of Asperger's.

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 48):
love teaching people how do stuff.

That's another.

aspergers is.... because i may have it.
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MCOflyer
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:16 pm

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 49):

That's one of diagnostic symptoms of Asperger's.



Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 49):

That's another

Well, that explains why I am bossy. I am very peculiar at doing certain stuff. I see things black and white. My dad sees this and knows how to work with me. I could go on and on but my main point is: We are just like you normal people but perform in a different way.

Hunter
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coleplane
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RE: What Is Your Major Malfunction?

Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:22 pm

High blood pressure - on Diovan
High cholesterol, inherited - on Lipitor

Both my father and brother (a young 45) already have stints in to repair arteries. So this is something I'll have to watch.
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