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Cake day: Feb 09, 2022


I’m not sure if what I found would work. The dimensions are off.

Still looking for a banner? I can’t see the one in the link. I found something but I don’t know if it meets the size.

ASMR - Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response
Does anyone else here have ASMR? I have it and would like to know other people's experiences. What do you like? I find pulling crispy pastry strudel to be just wonderful. Crunching leaves as I walk. Pop-its. So many sounds.

I hope you will find the courage. It pays off!

Discussion on Perception
Do you ever wonder if the person you think you are is how others perceive you? For example: I was very shy when I was younger. I felt what I had to say wasn't important so I didn't talk. I learned that instead of seeming shy, people thought I was stuck up and "too good" to talk to them. It's not about caring what other people think. It's about how we form connections, display emotions, etc., as a result of the person we show to others.

I go into a brief hibernation of sorts when there is a surge of cases. I do leave the house for essentials, but limit my social activities and contacts. I do this by choice to (potentially) decrease the burden on the healthcare system. However this is entirely by choice. Enforced total lock downs can be psychologically detrimental, especially if prolonged. It’s a difficult topic for sure.

We know vaccines perform well to prevent severe disease. My question is, how many antibodies do we actually need to prevent infection (also taking T cells into consideration)? Even if there is a drop in protection where is the infection threshold?

A relative of mine had Covid in August of 2020. He had a very high risk of infection due to being a fireman/EMT. He still has fatigue and struggles with his job.

Good point on the addictive behavior!

Thank you! I can see that as a positive change for the poster to see the upvotes.

Leveling up in the Fediverse
Before I met my boyfriend (seahorse) I hadn't heard of Lemmy or the word Fediverse. I didn't know there was this world of federated servers people could host independently that communicate with each other. I am by far not a techy. He told me he ran an instance. My response was exactly, "What is Lemmy instance? Idk about such things." I gave this silly response because I felt a bit stupid due to my ignorance. Hosting. Servers. What? During my short time here I have seen a stark contrast between Lemmy, and FB and IG. I feel sort of a sense of leveling up (thanks to him). I still have my accounts on the latter two social media platforms, but dislike them for several reasons. I like that Lemmy isn't a popularity contest. People don't post pictures depicting a fake perfect life, there is no competition for followers/friends, and no one is trying to sell me something. I hope this sticks. I hope to expand my use of Lemmy and my knowledge.

I had this happen on 3 consecutive Mental Health Support posts. I wondered if it could be a bot? Or one jerky person who wants posts pushed down so theirs go up?

I never got into gaming, except Tetris. It’s been a while so I need to get back into practice.

Impersonation. Report these as you see them and mods will delete and ban.

Yes, unless you count my dog.

PASC aka Long Covid definitely isn’t rare, like the writer said. I review neurology and psychology charts, so I read a lot of real life cases of PASC. The neurological damage from this virus is well worth more research. Vaccines do provide some protection from long covid, roughly 50%.

It does. I won’t be the one with regret. I’m doing what I feel is right for my mom.

Good point. We lost my oldest brother in 2020. The other one compartmentalizes. He lives a busy life and seems to make other things priority, but there could be a deeper reason. I will think on that.

Caring for Elderly Parent
How do you handle being the one out of your siblings who is caring for your parent? I am trying to accept that because I live here (since my mom's injury) I do pretty much everything and will from now on. Why don't siblings want to be around and help? I can't change anyone. Trying to practice radical acceptance.