JCC The Geriatric Ward, Epsiode VI - Return of the Green Jello

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  1. Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    I see your logic, but I still think it's wrong. :p

    How goes it? I'm at lunch at work. Just got my paycheck with the extra 2% taken out for social security. Only lost $2.39 from last month's end-of-month check, but considering that our health insurance premium went down $28, it hurt a bit.
  2. Darth Gangrenous Game Host

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    Your insurance premiums went down? I figured that they would go up.
  3. Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Well, the premium went down, but now the insurance only covers 80% instead of 90% and my copays all went up $10.
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    At least you have insurance.
  5. Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Yeah, and it's pretty good insurance at that. Just glad I'm not on chemo any more!!!
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  7. Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    And I'm still in remission, so now that it's been 2 1/2 years, there's very little chance it will recur.
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    I hope that you stay in remission.[face_praying]
  9. Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    D-G,

    Thanks!

    The possibility of it recurring is like 0.005%, so I'm pretty sure I'll be okay. :)
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  11. Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Yeah, me too. Of course, I still have to be monitored once a year to see if it recurs, which is why I sometimes post about my bad experiences with the lab where I have my blood drawn. Like them losing samples and my having to go back so they can take another one. :mad:
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  13. Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Yep!! I was on chemo for 18 months and had to have blood drawn every week, so the veins in my arms are screwed up, so they have to use the veins in my hands. OUCH!!
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    I've had IVs stuck in my hand and know just how much fun that is.
  15. Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Me, too. Went in for a stress echo cardiogram, which I thought would be pretty straightforward, just take an ultrasound of the heart at rest, get on the treadmill for 5 minutes or so, then take another ultrasound of the heart after exercise. Well, my pesky heart muscle didn't want to appear on the ultrasound (must've been camera-shy), so the IV nurse came in and put an IV in my hand so they could inject a dye to make my heart muscle appear on the ultrasound. Needless to say, I was a tad upset!!
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    I had something similar except it used X-rays. First at rest and then after the treadmill and pumped a radioactive dye(Thallium) into my veins.
  17. Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    I don't know what dye they used, but the IV nurse couldn't really see what she was doing and didn't ask the ultrasound tech if she could turn the lights up for a bit until she finished what she was doing. But, it's okay. Upshot of the test was that my heart is 20 years younger than my physical age, probably due to taking dance lessons from age four till my 20's.
  18. Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Well, just got my final review of 2012 results back. My boss gave me an 'exceptional' on a few items I didn't even think applied to me. So, I got a really good review!!

    Took a survey for a clinical study of COPD and apparently, my COPD is not bad enough for me to take part in the clinical study. I guess that's good...
  19. Darth Gangrenous Game Host

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    That's great on the review and hopefully the COPD doesn't bother you too much.

    Mmm, pasta and garlic bread for dinner. :D
  20. Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    I'm having bourbon steak and mashed taters. :D

    Thanks. The COPD is really mild right now. If this is mild, tho, I'm gonna really hate it when it gets worse!
  21. Darth Gangrenous Game Host

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    Sounds like you're having a good dinner. :D
  22. Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Nah, it's a TV dinner. I'm too tired when I get home from work to cook. Thanks, COPD!
  23. Darth Gangrenous Game Host

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    My back does that to me a lot. Not so much tired as being in pain.
  24. Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Yup. Not much difference. Cooking takes a lot of energy and standing at the stove.
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