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    Frustrated with work

    Foosters,
    Just so you know, your beloved Couch has been in the hospital since Sunday night with a MRSA infection in his right forearm. I'm doing fine however I'm very frustrated right now with work. I've been trying to VPN in with my Verizon Wireless card since 8:00 this morning with no luck. The ISP won't allow me to pass through port 443 to VPN in and they claim it's on my end...pfft!. I've been calling my work's helpdesk to get help with no avail. And get this, our major ERP system that I'm responsible for is down. No one at work is answering my calls and I'm frustrated as hell. Is it sad that I care about work so much that I'm trying to dial in with AN IV and Vancomycin running through my veins?

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    Wow, forget about friggin work Couch. Take care of you and get better soon.
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    Can't help you with the VPN issues, but I wish you the best in getting over the MRSA. My fiancee is recovering at home from a 2 round series of vanco coupled with a 10 day keflex and bactrim treatment for cellulitis. Vanco is gnarly stuff. Feel better soon.


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    How did you get this infection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    Can't help you with the VPN issues, but I wish you the best in getting over the MRSA. My fiancee is recovering at home from a 2 round series of vanco coupled with a 10 day keflex and bactrim treatment for cellulitis. Vanco is gnarly stuff. Feel better soon.


    Ask your doc if their reference lab used a MRSA Select(tm) kit for the diagnosis. My company makes those.
    Vanco seems to be working. They origianlly tried some Sulfa ant-biotics before I came to the hospital. I broke out and had a temp of 101. Pretty freaky stuff.

    I've finally got in contact with work about the system being down and found out someone leaked what is happening to me. Several people have contacted HR in regards to allowing me to come back to work. It amazes me how inconsiderate people can be. Oh well.

    Thank you all for the kind words. Couch will be fine...he just wants to get his ERP system back up and running is all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post

    How did you get this infection?
    It statred from a mosquito bite on a fresh tattoo. Since I've been in an out of hospitals taking care of my father I'm not surprised. I'm not 100% sure I have MRSA yet, the results haven't come back. However, they are treating me as if I have it. Pretty nasty stuff, but the wound is looking much nicer. I should have a nice scar as a result. Chicks dig scars, just say'in!

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    Just got confirmed from the Doctor, Couch has MRSA folks!

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    Geez, couch. Get better soon!
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    OMG still with the mosquito bite????

    Wow!


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    Quote Originally Posted by couch_incident View Post
    Just got confirmed from the Doctor, Couch has MRSA folks!

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    Did you find out what diagnostic kit they used?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SingingSabre View Post
    Geez, couch. Get better soon!
    Thanks yo! I'm just very happy I have many nice HAWT nurses taking care of me. They have been very professional and caring. However, now that I'm a diseased freak, I'm afraid to ask them out on a date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    Did you find out what diagnostic kit they used?
    No, I will though. However, I had a test done last saturday at a local urgent care and just got off the phone with them and they said my MRSA was suseptable to Vanco and that it will take care of it.

    Now, It' time to ask the doctors to write a note stating I should work remotely from home until this is totally cleared up. Even though some of my co-workers are freaking out, I want them to feel comfortable when I come back into work. I'm hoping it scabs over by Friday.

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    glad to hear you're doing better.
    im curious to know- hows the tattoo? hope it didn't mess up the new ink too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    glad to hear you're doing better.
    im curious to know- hows the tattoo? hope it didn't mess up the new ink too much.
    The tattoo is a it messed up, but it can be fixed in the next few months. I'm going to hold off until I feel comfortable with fixing it. However, it looks like I won't be finishing my sleeve anytime soon. I need to be very careful about this.

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    I also found out, I won't be able to ride for the next few weeks. I can't be out in the sun do to the anti-biotics they are going to put me on. Looks like I'm riding the stationary bike during the summer. Now I'm even more bumbed out!!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by couch_incident View Post
    Thanks yo! I'm just very happy I have many nice HAWT nurses taking care of me. They have been very professional and caring. However, now that I'm a diseased freak, I'm afraid to ask them out on a date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by couch_incident View Post
    Foosters,
    Just so you know, your beloved Couch has been in the hospital since Sunday night with a MRSA infection in his right forearm. I'm doing fine however I'm very frustrated right now with work. I've been trying to VPN in with my Verizon Wireless card since 8:00 this morning with no luck. The ISP won't allow me to pass through port 443 to VPN in and they claim it's on my end...pfft!. I've been calling my work's helpdesk to get help with no avail. And get this, our major ERP system that I'm responsible for is down. No one at work is answering my calls and I'm frustrated as hell. Is it sad that I care about work so much that I'm trying to dial in with AN IV and Vancomycin running through my veins?

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    Depends. But do get better first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by couch_incident View Post
    Vanco seems to be working. They origianlly tried some Sulfa ant-biotics before I came to the hospital. I broke out and had a temp of 101. Pretty freaky stuff.

    I've finally got in contact with work about the system being down and found out someone leaked what is happening to me. Several people have contacted HR in regards to allowing me to come back to work. It amazes me how inconsiderate people can be. Oh well.

    Thank you all for the kind words. Couch will be fine...he just wants to get his ERP system back up and running is all.

    Couch
    As in allowing you to come into work while you're sick as hell, or as in attempting to give you the boot?

    Either way, that's really messed up. It's even more messed up that you're the sole point of contact for a system that's deemed to be so critical. No critical system should have a single point-of-contact should something go wrong, but I'm a perpetual intern so I don't know anything.
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    work can't get along without you?? sounds like a good time to ask for a raise....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCrassic View Post
    As in allowing you to come into work while you're sick as hell, or as in attempting to give you the boot?

    Either way, that's really messed up. It's even more messed up that you're the sole point of contact for a system that's deemed to be so critical. No critical system should have a single point-of-contact should something go wrong, but I'm a perpetual intern so I don't know anything.
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    what would they do if that single point of contact got hit by a bus?!
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    Dude, that sucks. Hope you get better soon. Being in a hospital gown, however, is a good opportunity to show off your package to the hawt nurses.
    Your turtle skirt is exposing your FUPA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjab View Post
    Dude, that sucks. Hope you get better soon. Being in a hospital gown, however, is a good opportunity to show off your package to the hawt nurses.
    Now that just opened up a bag of worms! I've been told my package is cute, tiny weeny and shaped like an elevator button

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCrassic View Post
    It's even more messed up that you're the sole point of contact for a system that's deemed to be so critical. No critical system should have a single point-of-contact should something go wrong, but I'm a perpetual intern so I don't know anything.
    My position is a highly technical position that requires years of experience. While we do have backups for the system, they are highly undependable even though many attempts have been made to train them. If we were to obtain a highly skilled backup, it would cost 100k + a year. I'm not attempting to brag here, it's just the way it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by couch_incident View Post
    Now that just opened up a bag of worms! I've been told my package is cute, tiny weeny and shaped like an elevator button

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    I meant show your penis, not your chocolate starfish.
    Your turtle skirt is exposing your FUPA.

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