ElectricBoogaloo July 15, 2019 Share July 15, 2019 3 hours ago, teddysmom said: Bonnie never leaving the hospital - my father was in a medically induced coma for about 3 weeks, I was his only relative in town, and I didn't sit at the hospital all day. What good is it doing, the nurses will call if something happens or she wakes up when you aren't there. I think it also depends on how paranoid/guilty/martyr-like you are. When my sister had an accident in college, my mom flew there the same day and insisted on staying the night in her hospital room even though it was NOT a life threatening injury or anything. And last year when my grandmother was in the hospital (again, non-life threatening), my aunt flew halfway around the world and insisted on staying at the hospital basically 24/7 until my grandmother was discharged. They weren't sure how long she would be in the hospital so my aunt ended up living at the hospital for over two weeks (this despite the fact that her brother and sister live in the same city and were checking on my grandmother every day). My cousins were urging my aunt to leave the hospital for more than a few hours so she could get some rest but she refused. She insisted on being there all the time. Apparently that hospital martyr gene runs on my mom's side of the family! 3 hours ago, Umbelina said: She's from Santa Cruz, frankly, I'd be shocked if she didn't own a wetsuit, and a wetsuit that doesn't fit "like a glove" is completely useless. They really aren't that expensive either, and she's a common size, so finding a used one in that area wouldn't be hard, but I suspect she's owned it for quite a while anyway. Yes, there's a reason that one of the most well known/mainstream wetsuit companies is named Body Glove. They're supposed to fit like that! The neoprene stretches to accommodate your body. They can be bought brand new for reasonable prices, especially if you know where to look online (so much easier now than back in ye olden days before the internet when you were stuck just going to the local surf shop). In coastal California cities, it's pretty easy to find a used on locally. There are always people on Craigslist or FB groups for sharing/purging items that are getting rid of them for one reason or another (they bought a new one, their kid outgrew the one from last year, etc). In addition, places like Santa Cruz have outdoor sports companies that cater to newbies/tourists so you can go take classes in surfing, kayaking, paddleboarding, etc. and they provide all the equipment you need including the wetsuits. Those places also sell their used wetsuits for pretty cheap. Another option is just knowing someone in the community. Often if you know just one person who surfs, they know a bunch of other people who surf and it's common for them to have old wetsuits just collecting dust in the garage. They will happily give one to a newbie! 6 Link to comment
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