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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby TJrandom » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:34 am

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
scrmbldggs wrote:Let's hope you'll make history as one of those uplifting medical wonders. :-D

I've already got a "million dollar eye". They asked if they could have it when I die. (I told them I was a whole body donor.)

I'm only worried that they'll recommend brain surgery and somebody will look at the CT scan. :worried:


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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:04 am

erm...
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby TJrandom » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:08 am

Ooops... gamma, not cyber...

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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:37 am

Gama and Gampa are dead.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby OlegTheBatty » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:48 pm

Mine too, but gamma waves.
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Postby TJrandom » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:03 pm

OlegTheBatty wrote:Mine too, but gamma waves.


On my mourning walks along the coast, if I squint, with a tear in my eye, and look far out over the sea - I do believe I see her wave. Oh, how I do miss gamma… and am happy to see her wave.

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Postby Gord » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:43 am

Nikki Nyx wrote:My dad's returning from Arizona tomorrow. He needs oxygen.

I've heard that about Arizona.
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Postby Nikki Nyx » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:48 pm

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Nikki Nyx wrote:My dad's returning from Arizona tomorrow. He needs oxygen.
I've heard that about Arizona.
The air quality was horrible when I lived there nearly 30 years ago.
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Nikki Nyx wrote:My dad's returning from Arizona tomorrow. He needs oxygen.

I've heard that about Arizona.

The air quality was horrible when I lived there nearly 30 years ago.

They wanted to import some from Mexico, but now Trump won't let them.
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Postby Nikki Nyx » Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:18 pm

:rotfl:
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Postby TJrandom » Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:41 pm

I hear that is what those tunnels are for - air shafts to bring in pure air... ;)

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For over a year now I've dabbled in trying to get VLC to access, watch, and record m3u and related files. Finally, today, "I got so close." I don't know what I did, but under "View" I actually got a long list of IPTV sources and was watching a movie I have been looking for and I wanted to record it.

So....I followed the instructions but when I hit the record button, the VLC player crashed. On restart, my m3u list was gone and I can't load a replacement. Its like "somewhere" in the meaningless drop down menus, some number has to be changed from like 3100 to 3120 to get the whole shebang to work? Or change a yes to a no, or to default. Something "simple" as VLC basically works....but not to the pot of gold.

Frustrating...... all this tech, and no easy way to learn it. This is number one on my list right now..........but my list is about 20 items long....................(rats!)
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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:04 pm

Saw my Primary Care doc on Tuesday for headaches.
Wed. had a CT scan of the head.
Fri. doc calls. He's scheduled a consult with Neurology for Monday, an MRI for Tuesday, and a biopsy same day.

But doc says there's probably nothing serious. :roll:
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby scrmbldggs » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:25 pm

You either have a very good doctor, or very good insurance. Or both. Or they're all excited about having found one with an active brain!
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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:08 pm

I got my third replacement Amazon Firestick and its working pretty good. Some shows still buffer and disconnect while others are stable enough to enjoy. Sadly....the tech support at Amazon acts like every question is the first one they have ever heard. They could even be bots as they ask the same questions twice.

aka: I'm sure "someone" at Amazon knows what is needed to make their stick "work.".......whether its a wired ethernet connection or a 5.8 gh router connection. Certainly, putting their stick on a two foot long extended cord to get it out from the back of the tv helps a lot. Why they include a 3 inch one is plain stupid. If anyone knows the code to get an actual tech....I'd sure like to know it.

My first two sticks installed Terrarium TV but it would not play. On this third Stick, it works as stated above. Got a bad connection for The Mechanic, but good ones for Terminator and for BladeRunner....so I'm happy. Going to find Atomic Blond next. It looks like the HD quality films buffer more than the lower resolution films...which should not be an issue on my 50 Gbits download speed I have........but.... there it is.

Always something to play with. I feel like drinking my HCider as I do like its taste...but I don't want the alcohol...and I don't want apple juice. ........ Got to get back to my ice tea.............
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Postby TJrandom » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:23 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:Saw my Primary Care doc on Tuesday for headaches.
Wed. had a CT scan of the head.
Fri. doc calls. He's scheduled a consult with Neurology for Monday, an MRI for Tuesday, and a biopsy same day.

But doc says there's probably nothing serious. :roll:


Nothing serious for HIM... hope it is nothing serious....

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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Aztexan » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:19 pm

I mean, I've always thought Gawd needed to have his head examined :P
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Postby OlegTheBatty » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:20 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
But doc says there's probably nothing serious. :roll:


Is that Docspeak for "My bill will be covered."?
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OlegTheBatty wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
But doc says there's probably nothing serious. :roll:


Is that Docspeak for "My bill will be covered."?


VA. You Merking taxpayers are footing the bill.

Anywho, the Neuro people ain't worried.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

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Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
OlegTheBatty wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
But doc says there's probably nothing serious. :roll:


Is that Docspeak for "My bill will be covered."?


VA. You Merking taxpayers are footing the bill.

Anywho, the Neuro people ain't worried.


The neurotic people aren`t worried? That`s a new one.

BTW, while you are having your head drilled and poked, I’m having a humongous probe pushed up my dick. Let`s hope they find nothing…

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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Aztexan » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:42 am

Is this a medical procedure or some weird, kinky {!#%@} you're into?
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Postby Nikki Nyx » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:43 am

Medical BS seems to be the complaint du jour, so I'll just add my rant.

The rheumatologist who's been treating me for nearly 18 years left practice. A colleague in the same practice took over his cases; she's the one who diagnosed me with RA. I had an appointment with her today, and asked for my usual yearly report for the OWCP, only to be told, "I don't do paperwork." :roll:

Really, lady? Then who notes the correct ICD-10 codes in my medical record? How TF do you get reimbursed from the insurance company? Who writes my treatment notes? You absolutely DO "do paperwork." You just don't want to be bothered taking 15 minutes to read and respond to six {!#%@} questions, even though the OWCP would pay you $300 for it. It's "too much responsibility," she says. You're a {!#%@} doctor! If you didn't want responsibility, you should've become a garbage collector. :rant:

Now I have to find a new rheumatologist, a task which is much more difficult than it appears on the surface. You'd think, in Massachusetts, you couldn't walk down the street without tripping over a rheumatologist. However, the overwhelming majority of them don't treat fibromyalgia, especially with the required comprehensive approach to treatment.

Meanwhile, if I don't submit a medical report in the next week, the {!#%@} OWCP will begin terminating my benefits. This despite 18 years of medical reports support the diagnoses of a chronic, incurable, painful disorder that has disabled me. I should be on the permanent roll at this point. :banghead: Oh, and three of the six questions they require my physician to answer are illegal for them to even ask according to both the Federal Employees' Compensation Act and decisions made by the Employees' Compensation Appeals Board!
:rulez:

I'm so stressed by this unnecessary BS that my pain level is through the roof. I could seriously commit mayhem right now. I don't even know what mayhem is, but it sounds seductively chaotic and violent.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby TJrandom » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:47 am

Zounds like you should generate the report yourself....

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Postby TJrandom » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:49 am

Aztexan wrote:Is this a medical procedure or some weird, kinky {!#%@} you're into?


I don`t know if the doctors and nurses get a jolly from looking inside - and yes, even photographing the inside of my bladder. I sorta hope not, but if that is their thing, I guess I really don`t mind. :P

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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

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TJrandom wrote:I’m having a humongous probe pushed up my dick. Let`s hope they find nothing…

:hmm: That... sounds a bit paradoxical. :pardon:


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Postby Aztexan » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:00 am

So I'm bent over the table, two gloved fingers up my ass and I'm just getting that uneasy feeling you get, like a gut instinct, you know? So I say to the guy, "I really don't think you're a doctor and I just wanted to see your dining room furniture selection or I'm taking my business to Ikea."
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

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TJrandom wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
OlegTheBatty wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
But doc says there's probably nothing serious. :roll:


Is that Docspeak for "My bill will be covered."?


VA. You Merking taxpayers are footing the bill.

Anywho, the Neuro people ain't worried.


The neurotic people aren`t worried? That`s a new one.

BTW, while you are having your head drilled and poked, I’m having a humongous probe pushed up my dick. Let`s hope they find nothing…

I'm sure they won't find a dick.
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Neuro says "PFM", and wants to let it develop. Oh, good.
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Postby TJrandom » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:10 pm

Erm… Premiata Forneria Marconi, Pontefract Monkhill railway station, Peyton {!#%@} Manning, Personal Financial Manager, Peak Flow Meter, Please Fund Me? Oh, got it... pelvic floor muscle. OK.

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TJrandom wrote:Erm… Premiata Forneria Marconi, Pontefract Monkhill railway station, Peyton {!#%@} Manning, Personal Financial Manager, Peak Flow Meter, Please Fund Me? Oh, got it... pelvic floor muscle. OK.

Pure {!#%@}' Mysteries
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Pecan Filled Muffin?
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Postby Nikki Nyx » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:58 pm

TJrandom wrote:Zounds like you should generate the report yourself....
No doubt I'm more than capable of writing a factual, believable medical report. However, I'm not interested in finding out what's for dinner at Leavenworth. :mrgreen:
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Nikki Nyx » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:05 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
TJrandom wrote:Erm… Premiata Forneria Marconi, Pontefract Monkhill railway station, Peyton {!#%@} Manning, Personal Financial Manager, Peak Flow Meter, Please Fund Me? Oh, got it... pelvic floor muscle. OK.

Pure {!#%@}' Mysteries
Christ on a cracker, Gawd, I hope it's not Peyton {!#%@} Manning. I heard that one of the symptoms is getting the Nationwide jingle stuck in your head on an endless loop...
"♫ Time for me to go to bed. ♫"
"♫ Dammit, now I have to pee. ♫"
"♫ I just can't get comfortable. ♫"
"♫ Peyton, you will burn in hell. ♫"
It would be like all your thoughts being limited to musical Tweets. *shudder*
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby TJrandom » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:16 pm

Nikki Nyx wrote:
TJrandom wrote:Zounds like you should generate the report yourself....
No doubt I'm more than capable of writing a factual, believable medical report. However, I'm not interested in finding out what's for dinner at Leavenworth. :mrgreen:


I have personally written and submitted various documents where the implied, but not specified, author was to be some official. I just scribble initials to substitute for a signature and apply my seal - and never once have been called out. But yea, I`d be inclined to inquire about Leavenworth cuisine instead of going for a taste test. That said, I suspect that Leavenworth fare is far better than what gets served in our system.

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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Gord » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:09 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
TJrandom wrote:Erm… Premiata Forneria Marconi, Pontefract Monkhill railway station, Peyton {!#%@} Manning, Personal Financial Manager, Peak Flow Meter, Please Fund Me? Oh, got it... pelvic floor muscle. OK.

Pure {!#%@}' Mysteries

It's probably just a fatty corpuscle.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby scrmbldggs » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:18 pm

Ah, Premiata Forneria Macaroni. (And Bologna. :heh:)
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby OlegTheBatty » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:14 pm

Nikki Nyx wrote:Medical BS seems to be the complaint du jour, so I'll just add my rant.

The rheumatologist who's been treating me for nearly 18 years left practice. A colleague in the same practice took over his cases; she's the one who diagnosed me with RA. I had an appointment with her today, and asked for my usual yearly report for the OWCP, only to be told, "I don't do paperwork." :roll:

Really, lady? Then who notes the correct ICD-10 codes in my medical record? How TF do you get reimbursed from the insurance company? Who writes my treatment notes? You absolutely DO "do paperwork." You just don't want to be bothered taking 15 minutes to read and respond to six {!#%@} questions, even though the OWCP would pay you $300 for it. It's "too much responsibility," she says. You're a {!#%@} doctor! If you didn't want responsibility, you should've become a garbage collector. :rant:

Now I have to find a new rheumatologist, a task which is much more difficult than it appears on the surface. You'd think, in Massachusetts, you couldn't walk down the street without tripping over a rheumatologist. However, the overwhelming majority of them don't treat fibromyalgia, especially with the required comprehensive approach to treatment.

Meanwhile, if I don't submit a medical report in the next week, the {!#%@} OWCP will begin terminating my benefits. This despite 18 years of medical reports support the diagnoses of a chronic, incurable, painful disorder that has disabled me. I should be on the permanent roll at this point. :banghead: Oh, and three of the six questions they require my physician to answer are illegal for them to even ask according to both the Federal Employees' Compensation Act and decisions made by the Employees' Compensation Appeals Board!
:rulez:

I'm so stressed by this unnecessary BS that my pain level is through the roof. I could seriously commit mayhem right now. I don't even know what mayhem is, but it sounds seductively chaotic and violent.
:dwarf:

The smilies are helping a bit.

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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby scrmbldggs » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:19 pm

All part of the current "we no longer do entitlements" - enjoy your tax "reform".
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby TJrandom » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:51 am

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
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Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
But doc says there's probably nothing serious. :roll:


Is that Docspeak for "My bill will be covered."?


VA. You Merking taxpayers are footing the bill.

Anywho, the Neuro people ain't worried.


The neurotic people aren`t worried? That`s a new one.

BTW, while you are having your head drilled and poked, I’m having a humongous probe pushed up my dick. Let`s hope they find nothing…

I'm sure they won't find a dick.


Unfortunately, they found mine, and luckily they found nothing else. I don`t know if they were turned on by the experience, but I certainly wasn`t. They did hide behind a curtain which seems suspicious to me. Not sure why that, as after all, I have seen all of me and they get to see all of me on the other side of the curtain. But I will say, this time was no way near as painful as my first one - rather just a discomfort instead of yelling out loud pain. Another in three months... whoopee!

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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby scrmbldggs » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:02 am

The curtain is for whatever little peace of mind and relaxation you may be able to muster. :-P
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