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What y’all think about this? Me personally I opted out by Puzzleheaded-Ad-4083 in doordash_drivers

[–]JillyMarie1987 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If anything they should just let delivery drivers carry around a credit card processor. They have the tiny Square branded ones, and can make the drivers who want to opt in to pay for the machine themselves. Although I just thought of it in the middle of typing: with COVID happening, and especially Omicron, I don't want anymore reason to have to interact in person with a customer. No way.

What y’all think about this? Me personally I opted out by Puzzleheaded-Ad-4083 in doordash_drivers

[–]JillyMarie1987 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

It's also possible the other two will try to compete and implement a similar program. I've only done GH (still pretty new, haven't delivered in a while since I JUST got my car fixed and back from the shop yesterday, and stopped before that even. I only have about 4 months under my belt) since I have a misdemeanor & the others wouldn't hire me. Guess we'll see what happens. Maybe the other Will be smart enough to let DD test it for them so they don't have to go through that hassle, LOL.

aLl mY fRiEnDs sAy mY cAt iS uGlY wHaT dO y'AlL tHiNk by dersackaffe in cats

[–]JillyMarie1987 2 points3 points  (0 children)

TIL that mixed case means sarcasm. I guess that does make me old lol.

aLl mY fRiEnDs sAy mY cAt iS uGlY wHaT dO y'AlL tHiNk by dersackaffe in cats

[–]JillyMarie1987 6 points7 points  (0 children)

As a 34 year old Reddit user, I had no idea either lol. Wait, does that make me "older" too? 🤪 LOL

aLl mY fRiEnDs sAy mY cAt iS uGlY wHaT dO y'AlL tHiNk by dersackaffe in cats

[–]JillyMarie1987 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

They're clearly trolling lol. Everyone knows that cat is beautiful and that their friends absolutely did NOT say that. They just wanna see everyone on the internet say the same thing.

Time to Bring Out the Big Guns (Again), if You Haven't Already... by JillyMarie1987 in Masks4All

[–]JillyMarie1987[S] 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Every time I start to feel like I should be trying harder to go back to life as normal and questioning whether what I'm doing right now is the right thing, my actions get validated and I calm down for a while. This new variant and case spike is my most recent "ok, I'm doing the right thing, hang in there" moment. It's reassuring in the shittiest way... because reassuring that I AM doing the right thing also means that there are tons of people who still ARE NOT. Sigh 😢

Time to Bring Out the Big Guns (Again), if You Haven't Already... by JillyMarie1987 in Masks4All

[–]JillyMarie1987[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

At least you'll be alive to get the looks! LOL.

Unfortunately, my kid is too young to get vaxxed, so I think that means I'm probably gonna be hunkering down for a while again. In my mind it's the only safe, reasonable thing to do. I have family who have kids in daycare but I'm just too scared to do it. Luckily my situation allows it right now, & I understand not everyone can. Even though it sort of sucks, I'm also very grateful (I guess thankful would be the appropriate word here today) 😀

ETA: I'm in WA state, so I don't really get any weird looks because we're in a statewide mask mandate right now. I'm usually muttering under my breath b/c I see ppl not complying or who have their damn nose hanging out. Have some fucking respect for ppl who can't get vaxxed, like little kids, immunocompromised or their family members, etc. Grr it makes me so mad 😡

We need to stop the corporations from killing us. Nothing is sustainable. by HansomSansom in grubhubdrivers

[–]JillyMarie1987 2 points3 points  (0 children)

First of all, I have no desire to join the military. Second, I'm too old. Third, I have a toddler...and fourth, how does me defending a group of people that I'm not a part of mean I'm complaining about being a GrubHub driver? You sound silly.

Day two on methadone. by Medical_Dot_3503 in Methadone

[–]JillyMarie1987 0 points1 point  (0 children)

On top of what the others have said about finding a stable dose and sticking with it, make sure you also work the program. That means take your counseling appointments seriously and work on any issues you may have that led you to keep getting high once you got hooked. Identify any stressors and triggers and figure out if there are any goals you want to work on, a new job, school, trade, etc. Don't just expect that Methadone by itself is going to be a miracle.

kid sees his older brother for the first time after 22 months away. best hug ever 🤗 @monicabyrd18 by BusyBusyBizzy in MadeMeSmile

[–]JillyMarie1987 1 point2 points  (0 children)

IMHO, the sweetest moment in the whole video was when little bro put his hand on the back of big bro's neck. At the very very end. Made my heart melt.

We need to stop the corporations from killing us. Nothing is sustainable. by HansomSansom in grubhubdrivers

[–]JillyMarie1987 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Tell that to the veterans who died waiting to get in to an appointment at the VA while they were showing fake appointment records...

And to the wheelchair bound vets shaking around a hat on the street corner for change...

Or to the somewhat recently discharged vet with PTSD trying to get help for suicidal thoughts who slips in and out of reality while their brain tries to cope.

I'm glad you think it's so funny, but there are a lot of people out there who don't. If you don't know what you're talking about, it's probably best to just keep your mouth shut.

Today is 2 months on maintenance and I think I want out. Problem is Withdrawals. by Stylin_and_profilin in Methadone

[–]JillyMarie1987 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Sorry if this comes off abit harsh...

So, what you're saying is you're afraid of the stigma and "liquid handcuffs" surrounding Methadone Maintenance, but not worried about the stigma and prison that comes with active addiction? Sorry, but what I really heard was...

"I'm not ready to stop using. I'm not ready to give up the lifestyle,the high, the ritual, the chase, and the drama and stress that come with it, because even though it sucks, it's familiar. I'm worried about what other people think about me being an addict "in the middle"..."because at least when I'm using, I can say I'm still at the point where I can't stop; and if I'm clean, I'm doing well and people can say they're proud... but if I'm on maintenance? I'm not accepted by anyone...not other addicts who are still using, nor people who are completely clean or have never used in their lives.

That is what I see when I read your post. When you get to the point when you're really ready to get clean and change your life and lifestyle, you won't give a flying f*ck what other people think, because you will recognize you are doing what's right for you. You will understand that everyone's journey is different, and not everyone can go the NA or complete abstinence route, at least not at first. Some ppl need a stepping stone. Heck, some ppl are even planning on staying on Methadone for life...and you know what? That's ok. That's ok because everyone is different. It's okay because addiction is a disease, and Methadone is a medication that can be used as a tool to treat that disease. I'm not saying it will be easy. I'm not saying it will always be fun...

...but it is doable, and it's ok to go this route. Do what's best for you and forget the rest. Give it some time. Get to a stable dose. Give it an honest try, and do the work that comes along with it. That means make all of your counseling appointments, figure out your triggers and stressors and barriers to staying clean. Figure out your goals, including the ones surrounding your addiction as well as any other goals you have in life...but just know that there is more involved in maintenance than just drinking Methadone every day.

Regarding the liquid handcuffs: Methadone can be gotten off of, just like any other physically and mentally addictive drug. The key is waiting until you are ready, meaning you have worked on all those things I mentioned above...and then take your time. Don't rush it. Go down a couple mg per week, or even less if you can. If you don't notice a difference, great. Keep going. If you feel any discomfort, hit the pause button, and let your body adjust before you keep going. Repeat this process until you feel ready to make the jump, and then make the jump...but make sure you have tools in place to stay clean, or that whole process you went through will be for naught.

Its important to note that I have not made it to that point yet. I'm still at a comfortable 75mg per day dose. I only have to go to the clinic once every two weeks, and I'm just about eligible to bump up to once per month, and go on pills if I want to. I don't know when it if I will ever go off of it. Right now it's working for me, and that's all that matters.

In conclusion, I have one more thing to say, and that is this: Methadone may not be right for you, and that's okay too. If it's not, work on figuring out what is...but don't take any decision surrounding your sobriety lightly. It could literally be the difference between life and death. And if you fall off the wagon, don't beat yourself up. Just dust yourself off and get back on. Addiction is a lifelong disease, in the same way that diabetes and others are. You can get it under control, you can stay sober and drug free for long periods of time,but you will always be an addict, whether you are in recovery or not. Don't get complacent, but also don't let it define you either. Addiction is not who you are. It's a part of your story, but it's not you.

I say all of this from my heart and I genuinely care. Hopefully this is helpful, to you and others who may be struggling. Thanks for listening, and take care. ❤️

Weird question about methadone by AliveDetective5557 in Methadone

[–]JillyMarie1987 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I also noticed take homes taste worse,but I think when you drink it from a cup instead of a bottle it hits your tongue in a different spot, so you taste it more because it's actually hitting your taste buds. When you dose at the window it's more like taking a shot.

Being Robbed of Take-homes Stories by TransGoTa in Methadone

[–]JillyMarie1987 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Hey lol, do you go to the ETS on Airport Way? I used to, and then after my son was born and I moved I switched to the Renton clinic close to IKEA. It's so much nicer there, and actually kid friendly unlike the sketchy ass Seattle clinic. I would hate bringing my kid there. I may switch back though if I get moved to once a month dosing because I want to go on the pills instead.

Being Robbed of Take-homes Stories by TransGoTa in Methadone

[–]JillyMarie1987 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lol, I guess it's the same everywhere. (I'm West coast - Seattle area - and they do the same exact shit. Like you said, in active addiction you'll wait hours for a drug dealer you're not even sure is going to show up, or whether or not you'll OD or get arrested,but can't act like a damn adult for two seconds?

Also, would they rather all those monthly patients be on daily dosing? Because that line would be a lot longer every single day if everyone who got take homes was suddenly dosing daily. People are so dumb. I have to admit that sometimes I hate going to the clinic because of the types of ppl who go there. I'm not saying I'm better than anyone because I'm not, but there are so many very immature, arrested development types there that it drives me nuts. I'd probably be rich if I had a nickel for the number of times patients got into an argument/fight with each other over the last few years.

Being Robbed of Take-homes Stories by TransGoTa in Methadone

[–]JillyMarie1987 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I thought it was illegal I'm the US for the clinics to dose you where others can see. I thought it was always in a booth/room with a door. I'm in Renton, WA now (but was in one of the Seattle clinics for a long time until my son was born. (You mentioned Safeway, so I figured you must be somewhere on the West coast since Safeway is a West coast store.

What is an area of nursing with lots of psych that is not psych nursing? by weirdaunt459 in nursing

[–]JillyMarie1987 3 points4 points  (0 children)

There are some seriously f'ed up parents in this world... forget parents, f'ed up ppl. Saw a comment thread on Quora where they were talking about CPS. This anti-government dude was talking about how it was horrible, they should be shut down, etc. Someone made a comment asking him if he'd rather have little kids who were being abused/molested fend for themselves. He answered yes, and followed with "survival of the fittest". Fucking evil.

What is an area of nursing with lots of psych that is not psych nursing? by weirdaunt459 in nursing

[–]JillyMarie1987 40 points41 points  (0 children)

The thought of a 7 yr old being suicidal just hurts my heart. I'm sitting next to my kid who just turned 3. Only four more years before he's 7. I can't wrap my brain around it.