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Discussion in 'Pre-Veterinary' started by PetPony, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. pinkpuppy9

    pinkpuppy9 Illinois c/o 2019 2+ Year Member

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    You have industrial problems too? Or just the healing process sucked? I've been thinking that I should probably take mine out long before my wedding to see if my keloid goes down..but I love the piercing itself :arghh: I'm going on 2 years now and it still gives me a trouble. The healing was really rough though. I swear if it could get caught on something, it would (and still will).

    My most recent helix was a nightmare though. The piercer chose a back that was far too small and a post far too short for the inevitable swelling, and one day I realized that it was actually inside my ear. Couldn't unscrew the earring, the piercer had jammed the threading of the screw when she put it in. So I had to go back to the shop and they had to rip the whole earring through my ear. Good times. They sent me home with a larger, longer earring because I was too stubborn to just let it heal.
     
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  3. bryndiana.jones

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    I was ridding the other day and my mare threw a bucking fit and smacked my crotch so hard on the pommel I wanted to cry. I'm still sore and definitely feel your pain
     
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  4. Lawper

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  5. WildZoo

    WildZoo Illegal in all 50 Gold Donor Classifieds Approved 2+ Year Member

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    I got my industrial in August so it's not fully healed or anything yet. It actually is doing pretty well now, but it ached for a long time after I got it, compared to my conch. And it wasn't just if I bumped it or something, it was constant.

    It also seems way more prone to hypertrophic scarring than my other piercings. That tends to go away if I don't slack on saline soaks.

    There's so much individual variation on the healing process though. I got my conch and my upper lobes at the same time, and the last one to fully heal to where I could manipulate it without any pain was actually my left upper lobe, which makes no sense! Even now (over a year later) that one still gives me trouble sometimes. I think my left ear might just hate me.
     
  6. pinkpuppy9

    pinkpuppy9 Illinois c/o 2019 2+ Year Member

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    Maybe my right ear hates me then.

    I'm using tea tree oil on my keloid and it seems to help, but I may have to go get something from my dermatologist. They can inject something into it (idr what) but you have to ditch the piercing.
     
  7. WildZoo

    WildZoo Illegal in all 50 Gold Donor Classifieds Approved 2+ Year Member

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    Yeah keloids are a titch more permanent than the typical hypertrophic scarring. Sucks you would have to take out the piercing to get rid of it :(
     
  8. Filly Bay

    Filly Bay Don't Panic Veterinarian Gold Donor Classifieds Approved 5+ Year Member

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    Looks awesome! :love:

    @LyraGardenia is right, I have 13 piercings! Left nostril has a stud. Left ear has 3 lobes, daith, and industrial. Right ear has 2 lobes, conch, helix, and forward helix. :) Healing times and pain were variable. Conch and industrial have been on the longer/more painful end. Keep on top of your saline soaks, make sure the bar is long enough to allow room for swelling, and don't mess with it!

    ETA pics - this was just after my industrial - was pretty swollen

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  9. PrincessButterCup

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    How do you pronounce daith? Is it 'day-th' or 'doth'? The internet says the latter but that just sounds silly to me.
     
  10. Filly Bay

    Filly Bay Don't Panic Veterinarian Gold Donor Classifieds Approved 5+ Year Member

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    I think the traditional pronunciation rhymes with froth but I always say it the first way (rhymes with faith)
     
  11. strider144

    strider144 medical shmedical

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    Why does my cat have to get extra purr-y and cute whenever I absolutely have to get up and leave?
     
  12. SkiOtter

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  13. PrincessButterCup

    PrincessButterCup 2+ Year Member

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    The honeymoon phase is over and now I'm just kind of bored with my clinic job. I still like working with the clients (most of the time), but it's just a lot of boring busy work. I'm always doing something, but I'm not learning anything, and there's something really unsatisfying about constantly pulling charts out, watching them pile up, and then putting them away again. I hear almost no diagnosis or treatment discussions. It's just a really boring job.

    I'm going to try and get 2 weeks off in May/June for travel, and if that doesn't get approved I'm just going to quit. :p
     
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  14. SkiOtter

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    Aw I’m sorry pbc :(
    Hope your time off gets approved and you can have a bit of fun.
     
  15. CoffeeQuestionMark

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    I felt the *same* way working in a clinic.
    Had to leave in order to reinforce my love for veterinary medicine, just in a different way
     
  16. vethopeful_2

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    Alright SDN peeps.... I have a question and I'm gonna try to make it short. Take a W for organic II this semester if I drop now, and most likely make a high B or and A when retaking it over the summer, or stay in the class and make a C? Got the flu and bombed the first exam. Don't know what to do from here as this semester will count towards my last 45. (Applying to vet school this summer)


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  17. flameshock

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    What do you grades look like otherwise? If it isn’t going to bring you down hugely I might just take the dip. But if you need to show strong upward improvement that’s a mark for retake. Summer classes are often more pricey, another consideration.
     
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  18. CoffeeQuestionMark

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    Agreed. I took C+s (I think? Maybe B-?) Both quarters of bio chem and it worked out ok. In fact, one of my last 45 quarters I made a baddd decision to take 3 very hard classes at the same time, for like 18 credits (quarter, which is the maximum, 15 is ft) and had a 2.9 overall that quarter. Still had a competitive application.
     
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  19. vethopeful_2

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    I'm a mediocre student. Really needed to kick it up this semester and summer semester to bring up my cumulative GPA. I'm sick to my stomach over this because I really needed to knock it out of the park. Are W's an application killer?


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  20. vethopeful_2

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    Hmmm that is definitely nice to know. I'm just worried because I am an extremely average- below average student anyways, so it's not like I have a 3.9 GPA and this would be my only C . Ughhhhhh.


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  21. CoffeeQuestionMark

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    What is your GPA at? I'm definitely average. My GPA is 3.59 and last 45 came to 3.38
     
  22. vethopeful_2

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    That sounds amazing to me haha. I have like a 3.2 overall. Wanted to bring it up this semester and next to the best of my ability. I'm embarrassed to even write that number out


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  23. CoffeeQuestionMark

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    If that is the case retaking it isn't a terrible idea if you think it is feasible! Having a high last 45 can totally change how your overall looks
     
  24. vethopeful_2

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    Alright. I think that's what I'll do. I mean surely they will *kinda* appreciate that I took initiative and tried to do better. Thanks for the input!


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  25. strider144

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    It’s totally explainable, yeah? A health situation outside of your control meant that you did not have the chance to do as well as you knew you were able, so you considered your options and chose to drop and retake it at a time when you could give it the focus it deserved. You wanted to succeed and knew you were capable of succeeding so you set yourself up for success.
     
  26. LyraGardenia

    LyraGardenia Kansas State c/o 2020 2+ Year Member

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    Not at all, especially if this is your only one! I didn't have any W's, but my understanding is they're generally only a concern if you were dropping classes left and right.
     
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  27. vethopeful_2

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    That's exactly what I'm thinking. I literally had a puke bag hid in my jacket while taking the exam just in case lol. Thank you all for the encouragement and for putting my thoughts into much more eloquent words vet med is just so cut throat. Every little move makes me feel inadequate and it's hard to keep treading water sometimes. It will hopefully all be worth it in the end!


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  28. strider144

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    My cat smells of pretzels and I don’t know why.
     
  29. SkiOtter

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    Was she rolling around in the bag of pretzels

    Or does she have frito toes
     
  30. strider144

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    She smells like soft pretzels. Maybe she’s become a part-time unlicensed street vendor in the great philly tradition.
     
  31. StayingPositive2017

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    My gpa was high, so take this with a grain of salt, but I applied with two W's, due to financial issues where I needed the money back. I explained this in my application. So not a killer per say, just make sure you crushed it next semester. That being said, I bombed my first orgo 2 test and then still managed an A overall in the class by working my butt off for the rest if the semester. We did have one exam to drop though...
     
  32. SkiOtter

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    skeleton is not a sport i would like to try.
     
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  33. killerleaf

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    is skeleton the one where they go down headfirst?
     
  34. killerleaf

    killerleaf beware, beyond there be dragons 10+ Year Member

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    because if it is, mad props to those who do it. that is just crazy to me.
     
  35. SkiOtter

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    YES. IT IS THAT ONE. no thanks you will not get me on a skeleton sled. nope. nope. nope.
     
  36. killerleaf

    killerleaf beware, beyond there be dragons 10+ Year Member

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    I just can't. there are some sports I just don't understand why. ok, a kid on a hill on a sled (and probably male) going head first yeup, I see that. down a water slide. ok. but a icy death trap like the courses are? at 80mph? (or is it faster??) NOOOOOOOO
     
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  37. killerleaf

    killerleaf beware, beyond there be dragons 10+ Year Member

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    I also think luge is a not good, either.
     
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  38. SkiOtter

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    BAAAAASSICALLY MY FEELS TOO.
    Yeah I couldn’t do luge either but would def choose that over skeleton. 100%
     
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  39. killerleaf

    killerleaf beware, beyond there be dragons 10+ Year Member

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    nope. nope. nope. nope. but then, grew up in an area without most snow sports. (West Texas) snowballs was the most we ever did!
     
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  40. vetmedhead

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    I don't think I could do luge for many reasons, including the video I saw of someone getting ready for the course and leaning back far enough that the seat of their flimsy spandex costume split
     
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  41. Lupin21

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    MixedAnimals77 WSU C/O 2022

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    Curling is a weird sport...just sayin.
     
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  43. SkiOtter

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    It is but I love it
    (Also apparently one of the Russian athletes just failed a drug test because he was DOPING. FOR CURLING.)
     
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    MixedAnimals77 WSU C/O 2022

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    I saw that! Apparrently they're thinking his stuff may bahve been spiked :shrug: Like really to take that for curling.
     
  45. cdoconn

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    I see your implication, but to the athlete it doesn’t matter if they’re a skiier, a swimmer, a gymnast, a hockey player, or a curler, they all compete against the best in the world at the sport they love, and they are easily tempted with the related drugs.

    It’s the same justification as you hear people abusing Adderall to do better in school. Is it harmful, but they’re trying to be better than the rest.
     
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  46. killerleaf

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    curling--men with brooms. how awesome is that??? just kidding. curling fascinates me for some reason. but, I also like shuffleboard and pool....
     
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  47. Skimble

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    What was it?
     
  48. SkiOtter

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    Bobsled looks fun
     
  49. MixedAnimals77

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    Sigh hate using mobile :( it was hay bale curling
     
  50. SkiOtter

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    Oh my god I need this see this
     

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