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Offline mecch

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Nurse Jackie's rehab
« on: May 05, 2012, 01:09:08 PM »
Nurse Jackie went to rehab to start this season.  Some good laughs and hard truths. 

I like the new eye candy - Dr. Mike Cruz (what a porno name) and the twink Charlie with the green hair.  No spoilers, though I'm tempted....

Dr. Coop got so dumpy (is he trying to be a hipster?) that Dr. Cruz is a necessary addition.  Never understood the age difference between Kevin and Jackie. Are we supposed to not notice? Kevin is a babe and I liked the scene with his hot new piece.

Grace seems to have swapped her OCD (GAD?) for teenage girl moxie.  She grew up fast, just like the daughter on Mad Men, they get to be developed characters this season.

It was very interesting that Jackie revealed, (discovered?) her ambivalence and anger at Grace for being such a difficult child. Her reaction so far to this self discovery hasn't been great - smothering and controlling when the smart thing would be to cut Grace some slack and see Jackie deal with Grace as a fellow woman (although of course a young one, and a daughter).

So we have the neat parallel/mirrored plot lines of parents dealing with parenthood... Its being used in all sorts of plotlines - such as Rosie Perez's guest spot.

If the whole series pivots as "the story of addict", I don't see how it can continue after this season is Jackie stays sober.  Though I do look forward to seeing how twisted the character can be while still off the drugs. 
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Re: Nurse Jackie's rehab
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2012, 07:49:19 PM »
Relapse is but a plot twist away.

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Re: Nurse Jackie's rehab
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2012, 07:06:18 AM »
We don't have the new season here yet, but I suspect it will start soon. When I first watched this show I didn't think I'd like it, but I was soon hooked. I particularly like the ditzy female nurse (can't think of her name) who idolises Jackie. She cracks me up.

I can relate to Jackie in some ways. As many of you know, I take dihydrocodeine daily to control my hiv-related dire-rear. Jackie started on the oxycontin (or whatever "hillybilly heroin" she's on) because of back pain, right? But soon became addicted. I don't pop mine throughout the day or during times of stress like she does, but I know I'm addicted physically.

I take regular breaks so my tolerance level doesn't increase (been on the same dose for years now) but when I take those breaks, not only do I have to make sure it's during a time when I don't have to leave the house (so I don't crap myself in public), but I also know I'm in for muscular aches and pains (withdrawal). Paracetamol or ibuprofen usually keeps it to a tolerable level, but it's uncomfortable. It also means I have to deal with the intense intestinal cramps that is part and parcel of my hiv-related dire-rear. The cramps are more debilitating than all the rest of it combined (aside from crapping my pants in public).

In addition to the regular breaks where I don't take any, I only put three (out of five) of my allowed daily dose in my pill tray. Depending on how bad my guts are in the morning, I often only take the three and sometimes add the other two in later in the day if I need to because my guts are acting up. I make it through the day on only three probably about two or three times a week. I take all five in the morning probably once or twice a week.

It's not an ideal situation, but at least I can leave my house or more to the point, my bathroom. I can only hope that I'm not one of those people my doctor tells me about for whom going on hiv meds doesn't change the dire-rear thing. I'd love to not be reliant on codeine, even if it means that I'll go through a few weeks of withdrawal. I won't know until I start the hiv meds - hopefully sometime this year.

So yeah, I can semi-relate to Jackie. The main difference between us is that she kept on taking the opiates after she no longer medically needed them; I still need them, but I don't want to need them. She's physically and psychologically addicted; I'm only physically addicted.

I'm looking forward to seeing how she deals with rehab.
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Re: Nurse Jackie's rehab
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2012, 02:02:54 PM »
Great show.  Edie Falco is terrific, perfect for the part.  Her declining relationships with her husband and kids, her work and rehab pals, all witty and realistic.  In real life Edie has spoken out against the closing of St. Vincents hospital here in New York and relating how much the hospital helped her before she had medical coverage and what a tragic, unfortunate loss it was for the community.

Hope you're having a great day Ann.

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Re: Nurse Jackie's rehab
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2012, 03:06:46 PM »
I agree about Edie Falco. She was good in The Sopranos, but she's even more suited to this role. It's like it was written for her. It's nice to know she was fighting against the closure of St Vincents - makes me admire her all the more.

I'm doing great today, Jody, thanks for asking. The neighbour kids are excited I'm back in my old house and they dragged me out to do a couple hours gardening with them. One of the little lads has been helping in my garden since he was five - he's ten now and getting some of the other littler neighbours involved. "come on over to Ann's - she'll let you weed in her garden!" LOL - they make a mess but they love it and it keeps them out of trouble. That's one of the things I love about living in a close-knit community. It's like living amongst a big family.

Oh, and Ted, if you're reading this - today we pulled some foxglove yearlings out of my garden. How much did you pay for yours? I'm knee deep in the damn things this year! We also pulled tons of nettles up - they're also considered poisonous, or at least they're a skin irritant. I just made sure the kids in that area wore gloves and there were no fatalities. :)

Hope things are good with you too, Jody! I'm off now to the pub for an hour or two - tomorrow is a Bank Holiday Monday here so all my friends are meeting up. See ya! ;) :-*
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Re: Nurse Jackie's rehab
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2012, 05:52:14 PM »
Ann, the dire rear sounds like a royal pain and every day you have to deal with this?  Might I ask for clarification on a point?  Your doctor does or doesn't predict amelioration when you start HAART?  Is there a chance your gut will get better?

As for Nurse Jackie, there are revelations this season about when where and why she started using.....

I like most of the characters.   The kooky nurse is "Zoey", (Merrit Wever).  I'm getting bored with her bf the ambulance driver. 

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Re: Nurse Jackie's rehab
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2014, 09:20:35 PM »
Well she's snorting again. And did Edie Falco have a face refresh? She's got a very puffy face, and the lines have disappeared.
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Re: Nurse Jackie's rehab
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2014, 09:33:43 PM »
I loved Jacky used to get my friend Miss chrissy to record it. Is the wonderful uber rich English Doctor still around, loved her.

Good to hear your days going well Ann. You are very welcome to bring the industrious Children to Stay. The idea off London bambino,s working for free LOL as one types.
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Re: Nurse Jackie's rehab
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2014, 10:01:39 PM »
Yes Yes . Anns days were good on May 12th 2012 so we may need a status update LOL .  ;) :)

 


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