I pulled her out of school and put her in an online school and changed her telephone number. The fake profiles and threatening messages still continued on her instagram, despite her making a different page. It’s been a year now, and for the most part it has stopped, although about 2 weeks ago she had some girl in her inbox threatening her over some boy my daughter has only met like twice and hasn’t seen in over a year. I pray it doesn’t start again or continue, but if it does I will always do whatever I can to keep my daughter protected. So if there are any teens reading this, listen to your parents when they have a gut feeling about someone you’re dating!!!
We were having a hard time having a baby and decided to try in vitro. After we went to the fertility guy he sent me to an ObGyn so he could examine me and get me started on medications, so I’d produce a lot of eggs to harvest. In my younger college years I always believed in abortion but thankfully never had a need for one. After the exam the doctor handed me a form to sign for “selective termination” if I got pregnant with more than two fetuses. I read it and felt utter revulsion for this man, and said I couldn’t sign it and they’d just have to only transplant two embryos each time.
He muttered, “You’ll feel differently after you go through this a few times.” I told him that it was simply ethically wrong for me to implant 6–10 embryos then just tell him to “terminate all but 1–2. I just couldn’t do it. Later in the first cycle I had severe ovarian pain. There’s a syndrome where they overstimulate the ovaries and they can get as big as a huge softball and that’s what I had. Basically it was a medical emergency. I was working full time and had my own practice, so I couldn’t just leave. I called him and told him about the intense abdominal pain and that I couldn’t physically stand up straight because my abdomen muscles were splinting so hard, and I’d been taking a half of a percocet every 4 hours to get through seeing pts.
He said, “If you think that hurts just wait til….” OMG I was so angry I would have hit him if it had been in person. He didn’t want to see another doctor telling him something was really wrong, who KNEW when something was seriously wrong! I made it through but told hubby I was never going back to that A hole (Mind you we had paid CASH up front in the days when insurance didn’t pay anything for such treatments, and it was a LOT) I hope he starved himself out of medicine. I told hubby to sue him if I died, and I NEVER thought I’d sue another doctor.
My father was a pretty stubborn old guy. He had live alone for more than 30 years and was always fiercely independent. More than once he brushed away his kids offers of assistance. After treatment for prostate cancer in his late 70’s he began to fail physically. My sister who lived 3 hours from him was trying to keep up on him but as she worked full time , and had a family, she was very stretched to see him more than once a week, sometimes longer.
Best to be long-term orientated, avoiding get rich quick schemes or being overly conservative. The two sides of the extreme are a killer. You can’t save your way to retirement usually with 0% interest rates but trying to get 35% a year also doesn’t make sense. As an expat, you aren’t usually paying into a social security contribution back home. So your situation is different to delaying in Europe, Australia or Canada. Back home, people who delay, at least get an old age pension.