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Re: “Men may live in fear of vasectomies, but if they get one they won't shut up about it

It didn't concern me any more than any other minor surgery. Some men though do suffer a great deal of pain, in some cases during the procedure, and in others for years afterwards, so it is hardly a joking matter.

Posted by Dan on 11/15/2014 at 7:35 AM

Re: “Don't let the bedbugs bite — or end their reign of terror

@Emily Humphrey: You had bedbugs? Here we have PITH liberals.

Posted by yoyo moi on 10/31/2014 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Don't let the bedbugs bite — or end their reign of terror

We had bed bugs when we lived in melbourne....its a really bad problem there, apparently, although until I discovered them in my daughters room, I honestly didnt know they existed.. I thought "dont let the bedbugs bite" was just what parents say to their kids to make them too scared to kick the covers off and get up.
we had just moved into a new rental and sitting on the loungeroom floor I saw what looked like a baby cockroache......sort of. I squished it and didnt give it another thought. A week or so later my 3yo suddenly broke out ina CRAZY horrible rash all over her legs, so I changed her sheets, changed washing powder & bought sensitive soap. Nothing helped. So one night when I was reading a bed time story, I noticed she was scratching her legs, I pulled back the covers and OMG!!!!! Bugs everywhere! I contacted pest control and they told me what I had. The next 6 months were torturous. I became certain I could feel bugs on me almost all the time.
I bug bombed, sprayed, did everything I found on the net to get rid of them. Professional exterminators tried and failed. The house had so many gaps that the bugs just went outside and returned when the poisons were
Gone. When I finally investigated under the house I found a bedbug nest of horror movie proportions. It was over a metre wide and extended nearly the length of the house. It was like a hive.
After curling into the foetal position and sobbing/laughing hysterically for a long long time, I packed up my family, took most everything we owned to the dump and put everything else thru a hot wash and put it all in the dryer on high for an hour. Things melted and two dryers at the laundromat were probably damaged beyond repair, 1 when a pillow actually caught on fire, the other had half my kids synthetic-ey dress-ups melted into a single puddle of near liquid and stuck like superglue to the inside of the dryer, and melted buttons and zippers trickled into the holes on the inside of the machine. I then moved my family to northern nsw. I havent seen a bedbug since, but it took another six months before I was able to sleep through the night without waking up sure that bedbugs are crawling on me.....

Posted by Emily Humphrey on 10/31/2014 at 11:23 AM

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