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Tongue-tied and twisted, just an earth-bound misfit, I!
Posted by KurishunaMaradi on 13 May 2020 - 04:09 PM
Looks like it's my turn for a piece of devastating personal news. I've been doing all the shopping for my grandfather during the pandemic so he can be safe at home. He is 86 years young. I've noticed that he has seemed off balance this last month and this week he actually asked me for help with yard work he likes to do himself. I felt like something was wrong but I thought maybe it was just because he had been sitting at home for 2 months not exercising. He is the type of person that does not tell family about issues he is having, he doesn't want to worry them. Yesterday he was complaining about stomach pain, he thought it was something he ate but he looked pretty rough when I saw him. This morning it was worse, we called 911 because he was pale and weak, unable to walk. It ends up he has really had pain for 4 days. They rushed him to the hospital and found internal bleeding. He was given a blood transfusion and the scans show intestinal blockage, likely cancer. He is having emergency surgery tomorrow morning. I'm completely fucked up right now trying to deal with it. He is the bravest bad-ass I know. A military veteran and the rock of our family. He is scared to death to be at the hospital right now with how bad the virus is here. We can call him, but no visitors allowed
So sorry dude, hope he pulls through.
Posted by KurishunaMaradi on 11 May 2020 - 02:46 PM
Hey man, glad you're back in again; I'm not new to life struggles and while many look at video games as frivolous things, especially when you're struggling, I always found it very comforting to have a means to forget the woes and do something I cannot, in real life.
Venturing back to CAG after (looks at my previous post) over a year away...
Had to unfollow the old thread, and clicked on over to the new one...read the posts on the first page from January, and well... those were more carefree times. I wish everyone good physical and mental health (Mens sana in corpore sano) and happy gaming!
My own financial and housing situation was turbulent for most of last year, and as a result I ended up selling my PS4 because I was able to get more money for it than for my Xbox One. It was during a trade-in promotion, and I had been playing much less on all my consoles at the time (I also have a PS3 and Xbox 360 which are worth squat for trade in).
Right now things have stabilized--not in an ideal situation, but enough so that I have a roof over my head and a little extra money to spend each month--so I'm counting my blessings, and getting back into the sales. I'm getting the AC Origins and AC Odyssey Gold Editions since they're both 75% off, and also got Forza Horizon 3 even though it was only 50% off. That should keep me busy for a few months!
Good to be back!
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Posted by KurishunaMaradi on 10 April 2020 - 05:12 PM
Not a single word about the totally awesome toy sitting right in the middle?
Bored at work show me your gaming setup!
Here's mine from last April when we put new flooring, new area rugs, repainted (walls look really green in this picture but they have a little more blue to them) and a new entertainment center. The only difference now is its a 65" Vizio M Series Quantum TV. Have an xbox one x and an apple tv in there with my wfi router
Posted by KurishunaMaradi on 09 April 2020 - 11:57 PM
Yikes. Hope it's just flu and nothing else. Or, just a mild hit. Take care.
Well, it's started. We both work in healthcare and my girlfriend has had a mild fever for the last two days, is very fatigued. Managed to get tested at a curbside testing spot but it could be a week before we get results. We're now isolating from each other and it sucks. Trying not to worry while I'm supposed to be working from home.
Probably about 7 feet away, and we have a 58" TV now.
Posted by KurishunaMaradi on 03 April 2020 - 01:27 PM