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Can any of my less naive and more worldly friends tell me, what is XIX (besides the Roman Numeral for 19)?

Apparently it's involved in upsetting my pseudo cousin, who seems to be going through a rough time right now.

Went to the lake this weekend, and had a great time. Both kids travelled really well... slept most of the 4 hour drive. Stephen basically just hung out in the car. Alex read books when she was awake, and dutifully stayed on cow and train watch.

"There's a cow! There's another cow! There's a train! There's another train!"

At the lake, Alex was a bit of a terror. That's the last time we ever open the cabin with the kids there, unless they're old enough to start helping! Stephen refused to sleep in the play yard, but was quite happy to sleep with me in the bed.

This is the first week I've got both kids at home with me. Today went well. We'll see how the rest of the week goes. Tomorrow we've got plans to hit up the local spray park.


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Jul. 3rd, 2008 08:44 am (UTC)
Sorry. Wish I knew. Best I can do is look at http://www.google.com/search?q=xix+-roman . I dunno which of those could possibly apply.
Jul. 3rd, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)
I did try that, but unfortunately I didn't come up with anyting that seemed likely... although 2kidsdad seems to have an answer that seems likely considering the circumstances.
Jul. 3rd, 2008 02:57 pm (UTC)
How are the mosquitoes? They're really bad here.
Jul. 3rd, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)
At the lake they were brutal... but in town here they're pretty mild, all things considering. It's looking like a hot dry summer in the city, which lends itself nicely to a small mosquito population.
Jul. 3rd, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
Well, I'll tell ya that I can answer your question, but you won't like the answer because it is vague in itself.

Someone who is called "xix" is classified as having a mental condition or disorder that affects their normal daily functioning.

The problem is, that xix itself isn't specific. Almost every state in the US and even the social security policies have an article xix clause, defining the rules for people classified as xix.

In the mental health profession, a doctor or counselor would allow a patient to be classified as xix for the purposes of provincial registers where giving a specific mental condition isn't required, but within their own ranks they would have a very specific classification referring to the person's illness/condition.

So, in this instance, all I can tell you is that she has a mental condition, it could be emotional, and that there is no way to know exactly what that condition is without access to her records or a psychoanalysis. It doesn't even have to a permanent one, and it could be a mild if it is.

I will say that some doctors will tell a patient they are xix when the problem is an emotional one. The doctor knows it will pass with time, and they don't want to have the patient permanently listed with mental illness. Still, the records will show a more specific condition, but the patient never knows what specifically it is.

It's like a GP telling someone they are suffering from vertigo. They never elaborate, or don't know, what is causing the ailments, but the patient feels satisfied.

Sorry, but I hope that at least partially answers your question.
Jul. 3rd, 2008 07:49 pm (UTC)
I've never heard of it before at all... how is that pronounced? I tried wikipedia and came up blank, still not able to find any relevant links on google... is it in the DSMIV? My books are packed up due to the basement reno, but I might be able to borrow a friend's and read up on it or something...

Thanks so much for the answer, I was pretty clueless. Is there anything you can think of, that I can read, to help me familiarize myself with the ailment?
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