Oddrun
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Oddrun

I speak languages., Female, from planet Earth

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    1. Turambar
      Turambar
      Heyyyy. Shouldn't you be working or something?

      We've shacked up here and awaiting board games to arrive. Apparently, Anon can't get into his room?
      1. Oddrun
        Oddrun
        I was working ;D I've managed to finish the translation, but it took some time. Has Anon's cousin locked him out or something? :>
        Jul 31, 2016
    2. Sparrow
      Sparrow
      Hey HAPPY NEW YEARS!
      Lucky you for getting time off from work!
      1. Oddrun
        Oddrun
        Thank you! And have a great year! I was almost obliged to take time off to use up all those holiday days I had left for 2015 ;)
        Jan 2, 2016
      2. Sparrow
        Sparrow
        You Europeans with all your time off... I'm jealous!
        I really like having New Years off to reflect on the past year... not working a 12 hour shift! Oh well, I'll stop complaining I guess as I have bills to pay.
        Keep up the good fight with your malady, time and science are on your side.
        Jan 2, 2016
      3. Oddrun
        Oddrun
        Thanks! :)
        Jan 3, 2016
    3. Turambar
      Turambar
      Wikipedia suggests it's Interferon Beta. I'm not too familiar with Beta (just alpha and gamma funny enough), but all interferons are strong immunomodulator. I would guess it mainly instructs the immune system to do other things than harm myelin cells - whatever they're called. Copaxone sounds like an amazing drug from a design perspective - albeit rather expensive. Here's to hoping that tool box will soon expand :)
      1. Oddrun
        Oddrun
        I'll drink my nettle tea to that! ^^ Cheers!
        Dec 31, 2015
    4. Turambar
      Turambar
      Well, you might actually belong to the first generation of patients who might see a partial or even complete cure. What's available these days? Immunodepressants? Some monoclonal antibody treatment? Anything else?
      1. Oddrun
        Oddrun
        I'm taking betaferon (interferon) and if I'm correct it's an immunosuppressive drug. We actually produce interferon ourselves to fight inflammations - e.g. when we have the flu. I've had no attacks since I started the injections - and I had 7 relapses in 12 months before I began taking it - so it seems to help.
        Dec 31, 2015
      2. Oddrun
        Oddrun
        If interferon doesn't help there are other drugs like Copaxone and some other ones, but some of them give nasty secondary effects and all of them are quite expensive. There is quite a lot or research going on on MS and I'm really hopefull that they come up with something better at some point ;)
        Dec 31, 2015
    5. Turambar
      Turambar
      Take pleasure in simple things, heh? I'm sure Mexico is not the best place to get a good diagnosis. It's not a disease I'm terribly familiar with, but am given to understand that life with MS isn't at all that impossible. Regardless, I am also acutely aware that that's not the end of the story going forward. So, yeah, when I wish you all the best in 2016, I will, for once mean every word of it ;)
      1. Oddrun
        Oddrun
        Oh, I was diagnosed in Poland - and it took many tests before they were confident enough to decide what I had. MS can be very different - depends on the patient. Not so long ago it basically meant that you'd soon end up in a wheelchair, but now we have better ways of slowing it down. Still no way to cure it, but people are working on that :)
        Dec 31, 2015
      2. Oddrun
        Oddrun
        And I wish you health - in 2016 and afterwards. With good health you can take care of earning money and happiness yourself ;D
        Dec 31, 2015
    6. Turambar
      Turambar
      Wow, Oddy. That all sounds pretty serious - no wonder you were forced back to Poland. All problems are relative, and mine are pretty manageable compared to MS, I'd imagine. I really hope you keep doing well going forward. I'm sure it has been raining pledges of support, but I won't withhold mine. Yours when you need me.
      1. Oddrun
        Oddrun
        Thanks, Tur :) I've actually been sick for almost 5 years but only got diagnosed this year. I never knew it was so serious until I started having attacks every few weeks and became a regular at a Mexican hospital :p MS in not fun and complicates your life, but I'm still physically sound and it made me appreciate health more :)
        Dec 31, 2015
    7. Turambar
      Turambar
      Weird year for me. I found myself without a job at the start of the year. And, after about half a year of misery and joblessness, just applied for the most menial administrative junk available, which suddenly landed me at the headquarters of a huge company which is mostly in the business of making paint.
    8. Turambar
      Turambar
      Of course, they kicked me out after about four months, having completed what I was hired for - which meant I found myself without work again.
    9. Turambar
      Turambar
      And, when I was just about to go really desperate of it all, and was convinced I'd spend the rest of my days between menial and meaningless jobs, that very same company hired me to do a serious job - this time in IT, setting up user profiles for their main database profile (SAP). Without a shred of experience in that particular field. Which I've been doing for about a month and a half now...
    10. Turambar
      Turambar
      So yeah... .weird year. Frustrating for the most part. But I'm fairly confident for the future all of the sudden.

      Back in Poland heh? Must be weird, I imagine. I hope you have been able to make a soft landing? I remember settling back in is much worse than leaving home in the first place. And what about your health? I'm sure this is not the place to discuss that sort of thing, but I really hope you're doing well.
      1. Oddrun
        Oddrun
        Wow, sounds like you went throught some stressfull months! I'm glad it's better now and I wish you good luck with the serious job :) I had no problems with getting my old job back and also starting a new one - I work in a publishing house, I teach Norwegian and I still translate. My health is pretty stable now - I have MS, but I give myself injections every other day and it helps to keep the attacks at bay :)
        Dec 31, 2015
    11. Turambar
      Turambar
      Heya - I see you're online as well! How are you, Maria. How has 2015 treated you?
      1. Oddrun
        Oddrun
        Hello! I'm about to go to bed, so don't be surprised if I suddenly disappear - I'll be here tomorrow anyway ;D Oh, 2015 was a strange year. I had come back from Latin America last december (after three years) and I had to settle back in. It went quite well. I also managed to finally tame my crazy health, which has been out of control for some time ;) So, not a bad year, I guess. How has yours been?
        Dec 30, 2015
    12. Sparrow
      Sparrow
      Good morning sleepy head.;)
    13. Emerlas
      Emerlas
      hey oddy hope you are well
      :)
      1. Oddrun
        Oddrun
        Thanks, Emerlas! I'm quite ok at the moment. Hope you're well too :)
        Oct 24, 2014
      2. Emerlas
        Emerlas
        thanks oddy :D
        Oct 24, 2014
    14. Reece56364
      Reece56364
      I was looking through my "book of nice/special/appreciated things" a few days ago and I saw that I had taped in the postcards that I got from you and PK 4 years ago.. then I just saw a picture of you and a snake and it threw me off course because I always imagined you as a dude. It's a nice surprise :p
    15. Sparrow
      Sparrow
      How is it I hadn't sent you a friend request before now... my oversight.
      We've seen each other's tummy so it only seems fitting, and it's the way of my people.:D
    16. Turambar
      Turambar
      Well then! Screw Luis (in a metaphorical sense...)! Let's run from it all and build a new life together on another continent. You are probably the most beautiful, intelligent, funny and Polish polyglot that will ever talk to me. So yes. Let us get adventurous!

      ... In the mean time, I don't know what time it is in The Argentine, but here it's bed time. Sooo... yeah. Sleep first. Make off with Oddy later... *nods*


      zzzz... Oddy the Polish Polyglot.... hmfblzzzzzz
    17. Turambar
      Turambar
      Right... right... not serious... yeah....

      Or, quite possibly, you told Pablo (or was it Enrique?) about TFF, so that he could read up on your antics here. And you're scared he finds out :p



      To be honest, I don't take everything here too seriously. The only things I take serious at TFF are the ask the next person a question thread - and Dobby the House Elf. No jokes on him, that guy is for real!
    18. Turambar
      Turambar
      Fourth of July 2011. You said: Rule 1: boy + boy = adorable ^^. Right in this here string of convo.

      I am pretty sure you mentioned getting in on the action somewhere...
    19. Turambar
      Turambar
      And who said the Polish were a boring people? :p

      I remember a time you were always on about getting into a - what's the word - ménage à trois? And, being your fantasy, it involved two men? Pretty sure it came up once or twice..

      ... any other fantasies I need to know about? This is a Fantasy Forum, you know... and I am a moderator :p
    20. Turambar
      Turambar
      lol - this one must be very special indeed if you are willing to give up your fantasy, Oddy ^^ I even heard he knows how to handle a snake :p
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