Weekend wrap-up

Weekend wrap-up

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Here’s what happened in my life over the past week:

  • I worked 5 night shifts this week, but stuck very closely to my med/sleep schedule that works best and it was manageable.
  • Only saw 1 patient this week at my other job.  I was doing a hormone injection for him as part of his prostate cancer treatment, and unfortunately he is losing his battle with the cancer.  I’ve had more of my patients die in the last year and a half at this job compared to my whole career prior to that.
  • I was perhaps not as observant as I should have been when piping up in support of a friend, and got some mud hurled at me as a result.  Fun times.
  • My gut has not been happy with me this week, and I’ve been bloated and crampy.  I’m sure my lousy diet lately hasn’t been helping, but neither has the heat.
  • Speaking of which, the weather’s been pretty hot here this week, and my lithium seems to make me particularly prone to wonky hydration and electrolytes when I’m hot and sweating.  I’ve been drinking coconut water, since it’s packed with electrolytes, and that seems to help.
  • My springtime attempt to grow a balcony garden failed, so I’ve planted some more seeds and hoping at least one or two will sprout.

I’m used to getting spam comments/likes from automated bots on my blog.  I’ve gotten a few odd messages before through my blog contact form from random non-Wordpress people, but this week for the first time I got a message that was directly targeted with what I suspect were malicious intentions.  This person started off praising my blog and saying he also had depression, etc, etc.  The tone was what you’d expect from a regular person and not a spammer.  Then he mentioned that in one post I had talked about getting a large sum of money from my grandma, and he encouraged me to be cautious about putting something like that out there because people might try to take advantage of me.  But that post was from back in December, and a dig through my stats showed that post hadn’t been viewed any time recently, so somehow this person managed to look at it without leaving a digital footprint.  There were a few other subtle red flags that something fishy was going on, and  I came to the conclusion that this person had looked at my blog and decided to deliberately try to connect with me by making himself appear to be vulnerable and then try to scam me.  That really gave me the heebie-jeebies.  Now it’s possible that I’m being overly suspicious and have chosen not to ignore some poor innocent person, but my spidey-senses tell me otherwise.


How has your week been?



26 thoughts on “Weekend wrap-up”

  1. Oh, that is creepy. Yeah, I think you were right about that guy. AARGH. And it’s scary for many reasons that the WordPress stats might be inaccurate or misleading.

    Great job doing nights for five nights!!!

    Sorry you got mud hurled at you!! Yikes!! 😮 Sorry about your patients too!! I’m sure you’re bringing them some small comfort!! 🙂

    My week has been a bit difficult–Mother is back in the hospital. I want to be all beyond caring, but I cried disconsolately for hours before falling asleep last night. Oh well.

  2. Trust your instincts. I had a guy contact me and say he was doing an app for social anxiety or something and would I review It? But, digging a bit online he seemed like some sort of serial self-help wannabe guru who charges a bunch for guides of dubious quality. I’d be down for a decent social anxiety self help app, but that didn’t seem like it was safe, you know?

  3. I was glad to see Friday. It was a rocky week, but I made it. Superpower of endurance coming through. Let’s enjoy this weekend.

    Yikes! scams everywhere! I get weird messages too.

  4. Ooooh … can you block them in some way?? This is only a place for nice people … grrrr, I don’t like the sound of it. I’m naturally cynical I must say, but if someone makes you feel even a teensy bit weird, get the red flags out. My week has been ok, I have my stepchildren here with me now so am immersed in girls and hormones. Not ideal. Hope you’ve got a lovely weekend ahead. Katie x

    1. The older I get, the more cynical I get, and there’s a pretty low threshold before the red flags start flying.
      Immersed in girls and hormones… eek!

  5. Wow, you really did have a busy week.
    I too have been hit with some whacky spam comments, especially at the beginning of the week. I was really good at hitting delete and trash quite a bit. Other than that, the closet from hell is finally completed. 🙂

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