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posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 01:39 AM

originally posted by: Night Star
a reply to: cody599

LOL, you just reminded me of my dragon necklace with amethyst stone. A girl can never have enough jewelry, clothes or dragons.

Good lord what the hell???? 371.00 for blood work this time!!!! Yes, three hundred and seventy one bucks! I get angry at the cost of any medical crap. It will be another 50.00 next week when I see the doctor. The specialist I see after xmas will be 379.00 just to walk through the damn door and because I had cancer before he wants all kinds of tests. Out of three I took one test the last time. And there is a test my regular doc wants but aint getting. I still have to make that mammogram and eye appointment yet. I need to rob a bank. No wonder people rob banks. Can't blame them. LOL

I don't get it Night
We get free health care over here, (well we are taxed for it) but I never need to worry about medical bills, Gordi is taxed even higher, but doesn't have to pay for medication either (or further education), Mrs C even though she is South African enjoys the same.

We have the choice of private health care if we wish, but even that's relatively cheap, doesn't your insurance cover you ?


posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 01:57 AM
a reply to: cody599

I can't comprehend the US system either Cody.

I pay $180.00 AUS per month and that covers me for almost everything, all I have to add is a small co-payment usually around 10-15%

If it is an emergency or treatment at a public hospital, it is all free.

It is nice not having to worry, although the Public system does have waiting lists which is why I have additional cover.

Still, I would hate to have those bills.


posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 02:15 AM
*Jumps up and down with joy as he walks in*

I FINALLY got THE SHOT that I have been wanting to get FOR YEARS................

In a somewhat rare run of mileage along the famous, for its fall color, New River Subdivision. The final eastbound trip of the 2014 New River Fall Foliage Train makes its way east towards Hinton, WV for the last of its four eastbound trips over the past two weekends. This as it is seen crossing the bridge as it runs the wrong main east at Sewell, WV. Located deep in the heart of the New River Gorge and somewhat away from everything. This is one of, if not the best location to shoot a train along the entire New River Subdivision.

The reason why it's considered running the "wrong main" up there is that the only trains that take the "South Side" mainline are loaded coal, grain, and oil trains heading towards Virginia. Everything else, like the trailer trains, empty oil trains, and freight trains run the "North Main" on the other side of the river. This is a rare move for the area considering both east and westbound Amtrak trains that run through here both take the North Side Main.

Would have been even better if I could have got the rafters that passed under the bridge when we were here the previous morning.

edit on 29-10-2014 by gimmefootball400 because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 02:23 AM
a reply to: gimmefootball400

Best I can give you is ...

Nice Choo Choo

and a star for enthusiasm.

posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 08:22 AM
a reply to: cody599

Good Morning everyone!!!

Cody Bud.Just goes to show how Bass Ackwards this country is. Seems they do not want us Healthy or Educated past the required Schooling years. There are too many Congressmen and Women on the Big Pharma payrolls, so if we are healthy, they don't make the multi million/billion annual paychecks from that, and if we are too smart, then we would take over the gov't and put in office those who would actually do this country some good.
I'm kinda being sarcastic, but not really.

@> Phoenix - Hello and Welcome to The Shed!! I have seen some of Your writings in Short Stories and Love them!!!
Join in The Story. Most anyone here can answer any questions ya have about it. BTW, Awesome Avatar!!!

@> Gimme - Very Good Photo there Man!!! Nice Shot!!!

@> Night - I hope the bloodwork comes out ok for You!! Your best interests are always on our minds......


posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 08:45 AM
Cody and Pheonix, Be grateful that you come from a place that cares about its people.

My situation is that I am disabled and will eventually get medicare coverage, but they make you wait TWO years to get it!!! I have at least another year to wait. The only other coverage I could get right now would be like 400 dollars a month and then there would be a 4 or 5 thousand dollar deductible, which means they won't pay a penny toward my medical until I pay that much out of my pocket! I can't afford that.

So, to be me. LOL

Gimme, nice pic!

Morning/afternoon or evening people!!! Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!

posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 08:46 AM
Oh hello Syx! I LOVE Pheonix's avatar too!!!!!

posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 10:17 AM
a reply to: Night Star

Night. I have always thought most insurance plans are a Scam! Ya pay into them all the time and most people will never file a claim! Then if Ya do, like You mentioned, there is a HUGE Co-Pay, so the actual insurance most of the time will NEVER kick in to help cover the cost of a lot of procedures!!!
Then there is what I think it is Total Bull SH-_ for us to HAVE to pay mandatory auto insurance, and have the Damn Co-Pays they make for us if ever we file a claim. I understand that the auto insurance is needed mostly for "the other guy" when we get in a wreck, but it is still wrong for it to be a law for mandatory coverage. I.M.O. anyway.
Insurance for homes is probably a good idea however, because ya never know when it may be needed. Like for fires, theft, etc.... but overall, I just don't like the idea of mandatory, anything! LOL!!! Guess I just hate being told what to do. A suggestion of something is different than actually being forced into something. Ya know what I mean?

Okay, My Rant is over. Till someone pushes my buttons I guess. LOL!!!!!

posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 02:40 PM
Hi guys!

The weekend gigs went VERY well!
But I am completely and utterly drained!

I've mentioned my Chronic Fatigue thing before, so I won't go on about it, but your previous comments regarding BP meds making you TIRED just gave me the shivers!!! I don't know how I'd cope if I was any more tired than now.
That's one of the main reasons that I'm desperately trying to avoid being put on BP meds!!!

It's just a quick hello tonight, because the other half of BlonnaHooley is coming over for a Jam tonight... it never ends!! LOL

Am doing pretty good generally. Work is OK, home life is Good...

OK, catch ya'll later!

Be Good.

posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 11:30 PM
Glad to hear things are going well with the band Gordi.

Gah, all my pills make me tired, or maybe there is an underlying issue. So discouraged and sick to death of Doctors and tests and appointments and bills!!!! I was young and healthy once upon a time. What the hell happened???? LOL

I laugh every time I see your new avatar Gordi! You did an awesome job there! LOL

posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 01:47 AM
The elves are guarding the surrounding areas, making sure that all is well, all is peaceful and calm.

posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 01:48 AM

posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 04:39 AM
a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

My Docs have me on Lisonpril, 10MG. I know everybody reacts differently to meds, but after a week of taking it, my body leveled out and all's normal again. with the exception that my BP is as well.

Statins however have messed up everybody I know energy levels, often coupled with muscle pain. I changed my diet to stay away from those drugs. Being tired and hurt all the time is something I don't need, even if it does extend my life. It's a quality vs. quantity thing for me.

Oh...And Good Morn to everyone! Tomorrow is payday! WOOHOO!

posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 07:21 AM
a reply to: Night Star

Those elves are slacking!

Wow! What a fortnight! We have been doing loads of back of house work here, there have been bits and bobs happening in family life, and my colleague and mentor has just had a mild stroke while at our other sales location.

This is turning out to be a right bastard of a year!

posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 07:36 AM
a reply to: TrueBrit

Yea, 2014 has had some suckage going for it. But I always tell myself, it could be worse. I hope your friend recovers. Be aware that sometimes peoples personalities change after surviving a stroke, so I guess the trick is to be supportive.

My ex fiance suffered a Hemorrhagic stroke 12 years ago and upon recovering became a wild woman...not in a good way either.

posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 09:27 AM
a reply to: TDawgRex

Oh, believe me, the fact that things can always suck harder is not lost on me!

I am also aware that personality shifts are not at all uncommon in stroke patients. Given that the fellow is not the most stable at the best of times, and that being supportive is pretty much the definition of our relationship anyway, I can see this being a trying time for all of us. It is going to have some pretty drastic impacts on our business model as a company also, and thats not even beginning to think about the interpersonal issues that will arise.

I just have to hope that he comes out of the situation with a decent percentage of his faculties, and that we can be there for him to support him during his recovery period.

posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 09:33 AM
a reply to: TrueBrit

He could come out of it as a better person.

Think positive!


posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 10:21 AM
Hello True, Dawg and Pheonix!!

Dawg, I can't take anything for my cholesterol. They give you such bad muscle cramps and what-not. I'm taking fish oil pills and will see next week how that's working.

True, I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. It's scarey because no one knows what might happen to them from one year to the next. I hope he recovers well enough. I know you will be supportive for him.

posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 12:02 PM
a reply to: Night Star

Yea, I now do a modified paleo-diet and fish oil as well. Very little starches or dairy in my menu. Though I can still enjoy a hard cheese on occasion.

I've cut back on pork and redmeat (I buy only Bison. Pricey! But delicous) so I can say in all honesty, that I am getting sick of chicken. I do like fish but am getting sick of salmon as well. Thankfully, there are many good recipes out there on the webz, but it still doesn't disguise that fact that my main meats are chicken and salmon. I love variety when it comes to food. But prices of the more exotic meats such as Bison, Venison, and various fish constrain me to what I call my once a week treat. $13.00 a pound for ground Bison! Yikes! But I still buy it and make my chili from it which I can for later meals. Chili goes a long way.

And since I'm on the topic of food.

Bison Chili Recipe

• 1lb pound ground Bison
• 1 Onion, diced finely
• 1 clove Garlic, minced
• 4-5 Jalapeños, diced
• 1 tablespoon Chili Powder
• 1 tablespoon ground Cumin
• 1 tablespoon Black Pepper
• 1 teaspoon of Tumric
• 1 cup Dark Beer
• 1 ½ 16oz. jars of Hot Salsa
• One can petite diced Tomatoes
• One 14-ounce can Light Red Kidney beans (Black beans can be used as well)
• One 14-ounce can Dark Red Kidney beans
• A good vigorous shaking of Tabasco (or hot sauce of your choice)
• Shredded Cheddar, for serving (optional)
• Sour cream, for serving (optional)
• Sliced jalapeños, for serving (optional)

• Preheat a Dutch oven over medium heat and add a small amount of Olive oil. Next, add the Onion and sauté until tender, for 8-10 minutes. Add the Garlic and Jalapeños and sauté until just tender, about 2-3 minutes.
• Add the ground Bison and seasonings and cook until the meat is just browned through, about 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Deglaze the pot by adding the Beer, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan using a spoon.
• Finally, add the Salsa, diced Tomatoes, and Beans. Reduce the heat to low, and simmer partially covered for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and serve with desired toppings.

This usually produces 7 to 8, 8oz. cans that I can freeze for later. Good stuff on it's own or over Brown Rice. Non-Nom!

Next week I go in for my blood tests. But it's still early and I know it takes time to lower the triglycerides.
edit on 30-10-2014 by TDawgRex because: lack of spacing

posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 12:45 PM
hello all...i have a do you trust some one when they stole that trust from you...i am so hurt right now..i dont know what i should do...

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