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Old 07-12-2009, 06:43 AM
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Originally Posted by luckedog View Post
I saw this yesterday. I'ts not realy a joke;

"The speed of light travels faster than the speed of sound-- This is why people often LOOK bright- untill they start talking."

I had to use this. Thanks !
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Old 07-12-2009, 06:44 AM
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I have a friend in the program that has a HP named Fred. He has a bass boat.
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Old 07-12-2009, 06:49 AM
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Dealing with chronic pain is part of my story.
I have had back problems for 20 years and its a struggle. Im hoping the surgery is going to be the start of resolving some of that.
One of the problems I had in the hospital it that I use (as prescribed) pain meds on a fairly regular basis. I have such a tolerance that it is difficult to manage the pain and ONLY take the meds as prescribed. I hate it. I dont think Im addicted...yet.
Unfortunately, even 800mg ibuprophen doesnt help and wrecks my stomach even more.
Its dancing with the devil.
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Old 07-12-2009, 12:27 PM
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Heya Frst...

Sheeesh. Sorry I missed this! Congrats on your sober time!

I understand about the pain issues and the meds...someone very close to me in the

program deals with this. Hugs from me.
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Old 07-15-2009, 08:06 AM
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Thanks IO
How does your friend handle the meds situation if you dont mind me asking ?

I still have a hard time believing that its been over a year since I had a drink and nearly 10 years away from "recreational" drugs....well w the exception of smoking pot. I stopped smoking before I stopped drinking for a number of reasons.
That is the only thing I really even miss anymore. I have been craving that a little. I just dont have another alkie-detox in me I dont think. As long as I dont take the first one.
Im off to a meeting. It actually feels good to get back to meetings again.
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:42 PM
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Today is day 4 off of the pain medication, with no ill effects other than a little anxiety.
It was suggested that sometimes people project pain and have added anxiety when they know they are going to run out. This definetly happened. I will probably never be able to get anything for pain again that works. I will try to do some searching of myself.
Was I mentally or physically craving ? I dont think I was addicted and I definetly didnt get any "escape or high" off of the things. Christ they barely took any pain away at all. I truly hope this isnt going to be a longterm battle. The back pain seems to have subsided a little or at least for right now anyway. I will take the good days.
Speaking of which sitting in a crappy computer chair doesnt help ! llol
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:39 PM
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Good to see you back posting Frst.
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:47 PM
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yeah, just havent been in the mood lately.
you know how it goes.
Day 7 - I think off of the pain meds for surgery
now what do they intend to do for my back !!???
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Old 08-04-2009, 03:41 PM
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Daily RANT

Back to the ER again today @ 1 am. wtf got home at 12:15 nearly 12 hrs later.
complications (infection) from she surgery and the mesh that was put in and diverticulitis. Thats nice.
Nope the hospital that actually did the surgery - the surgeon cant be reached on his clinical day, they cant book an appointment because, someone's on vacation, out of the office, triple booked and the soonest they can schedule is over 2 months until a visiting nurse calls and its only a month and a half. Same goes w the primary care dr.....
The only suggestion either one has is to go to the ER sometimes they suggest go to the ER that is an hour away on a good day.
I am so angry with the health care system and my particular providers.
I keep getting out of date information on resources available and I usually know more than the "professional" who does it for a living what is available.
I get the runaround from providers and their staff, the insurance companies who, unless one asks very specific questions they wont tell you the information you need to know. Basically, I think they dont actually know what is available.
Every time I go to the pharmacy no matter what the script is for they have a couple of idiots who seem like their life goal is to break peoples balls and be rude and unprofessional. These people keep their jobs when you or I would have been canned long ago. Good help really is hard to find.

I should be grateful for having insurance at all, getting the work done that i need and the same with the help at home (which only happened because of persistance(and a little yelling))
Im just not. Im frustrated, and so angry Im shaking. I cant remember being this angry ever in my entire life.
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Old 08-04-2009, 05:20 PM
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I'm sorry frst

I dunno about Mass. but I know here sometimes yep you've got to make some noise...so I hope making some noise does something like it did with the home help.

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Old 08-05-2009, 12:12 PM
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I still want to retaliate SOMEHOW for all the stuff I have had to go through and for what Im dealing with now. A totally NEW medical problem which Ive never had before AND complications from the surgery.
wtf

When I spoke w a friend in the program who I just gave them their 20 year medalion they suggested I write about it. An approach so I dont just go off my rocker when I go for a scheduled appointment on friday.
He also suggested that I should not only put down what I am angry and resentful about but also what Im fearing which supposedly is leading to the anger.
Not that hes wrong. I hadnt thought about it. I have heard of this association before.
I fear pain, death from internal problems. I fear having a freakin bag on my side for the rest of my life or losing even more of my guts. I fear being actually able to get my license and not having good enough health to enjoy it and or go back to some kind of work. I hatge not working and being poor. Nice social life, Dating ????? hahahhahhahaha F!
I feel powerless and hopeless.
It makes me angry and resentful.
I just dont think that some of the stuff I have been dealing with: the surgery, after care, lack of homecare, bleeding all over the room, my hosp bed and myself, a total mess of pain management should happen to anyone.
I dont know if it will actually do me any good but I hope it would at least not have to happen to anyone else.
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Old 08-06-2009, 02:57 PM
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Yesterday, After getting a call from an automated system telling me I had an appointment today and I called them and rescheduled for tomorrow @ 840 to arrive. I called the people who arrange the rides for me to get to providers. The original apointment I have is at 1050 so I was able to get them to come a couple hours earlier so I could get to the ct scan I didnt even know I had until wednesday in late afternoon.
I got another call saying I have an appointment on monday at 840. I had no idea what this appointment was but it sounded like they had screwed up the schedule yet again and put me in for monday instead of friday. I called them back AGAIN. They couldnt fit me in at 840 as confirmed yesterday so they asked if I could come in at 930. I called the transportation company directly and they were able to change the time of pickup for the second time.
THEN I get a call from the CT scan people to confirm the appointment for 930.
They call me back 10 minutes later to "triple confirm" that I will be there at 840 ?????
OK I tell them that Im not willing to bend anymore and that they need to find someone else to be flexible or do something. She starts asking me if I can be there @ 915 or 910.....I tell them that Ive already resceheduled the ride for the second time and there is nothing I can do and it is up to them to do whatever they need to do at this point to accomodate my schedule for a change.
Then she asks (I would have KILLED if she "axed" me a question like CVS customer service said yesterday) if there is anything else she can do.
I let her know that all this calling back in forth trying to accomodate THEM is killing my phone bill and how about some lunch after Ive dealt w all this appointment CRAP !!!
FER CHRISSAKES THESE APPOINTMENTS ARE FOLLOWING UP AND INVESTIGATING COMPLICATIONS FROM THEIR FRIGGIN SURGICAL PROCEEDURES !!!!!!!!!!!!
WHAT THE DG F-ING HELL, JESUS MARY AND JOSEPH !!!!!

ANGRY ? YOU BET ! RESENTFUL ? YOU BET ! FRUSTRATED ? YOU BET !
IS IT GOING TO DO ANY GOOD ?
MAYBE.

SUGGESTIONS ????
I promise not to tear your head off ! lol

I know alot of this is not in my control and I have to give that to someone in a higher authority than me but honestly I dont think scheduling is actually in their control at this medical institution called Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA.
What a cluster F*ck !!!!!
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Old 08-06-2009, 02:57 PM
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Can someone please start posting some humor so I dont have to shoot myself in the foot ????

PLEASE......
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Old 08-06-2009, 03:20 PM
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best I can do...

A defending attorney was cross examining a coroner.

The attorney asked, "Before you signed the death certificate had you
taken the man's pulse?"

The coroner said, "No."

The attorney then asked, "Did you listen for a heart beat?"

"No."

"Did you check for breathing?"

"No."

"So when you signed the death certificate you had not taken any steps to
make sure the man was dead, had you?"

The coroner, now tired of the brow beating said, "Well, let me put it
this way. The man's brain was sitting in a jar on my desk, but for all I
know he could be out there practicing law somewhere."
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:24 PM
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Haha Nice Dee

Someone posted this in a funny thread on SR before but it is one of the few I can laugh at more than once so......


EXCERPTS FROM A DOG'S DIARY:

8:00 am - Dog food! My favorite thing!
9:30 am - A car ride! My favorite thing!
9:40 am - A walk in the park! My favorite thing!
10:30 am - Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!
12:00 pm - Lunch! My favorite thing!
1:00 pm - Played in the yard! My favorite thing!
3:00 pm - Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!
5:00 pm - Milk bones! My favorite thing!
7:00 pm - Got to play ball! My favorite thing!
8:00 pm - Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!
11:00 pm - Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!


EXCERPTS FROM A CAT'S DIARY

Day 983 of my captivity:

My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength. The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet. Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a "good little hunter" I am. Bastards! There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of "allergies." I must learn what this means, and how to use it to my advantage. Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow -- but at the top of the stairs. I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released - and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded. The bird has got to be an informant. I observe him communicate with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe. For now...
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:25 PM
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:19 PM
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My cats name is Hunter - I often wonder if she is trying to tell me something.
She doesnt hunt because she is an indoor cat. She hunts my ankles when I go by whatever she is hiding/lurking.. behind.
Im not sure if she is plotting her escape or not I think she might be a little afraid of going outside.
The shame of it all.
Human urban development has pushed carnivorous animals here to the suburbs and it just isnt safe to let small animals out over night. Not only do we have cyotes (sp), an occasional wolf but now fisher cats. Both in southern Maine and NH and in Western (M)Assachusetts. Aka Fishers - vicious little (not so little) buggers they are. One got my dads younger cat and the older one who was on the property since he got there will no longer go out at night alone. The Sally !!

Sorry that got a little off track....but it sounded good at the time.
AND Its MY Thread !
Dammit...

I think the author forgot the other favs of Dogs.

Playing dragg-ass on the carpet - my fav thing

Chewing and or eating something that is important or has some kind of value just cuz they didnt get fed or walked (or got left alone) when THEY wanted to be. - seems to be a fav.

Meeting the same new people again every five minutes and jumping all over them sniffing crotches or barking/ They accomplish this by being sent out of the room when the humans get tired of their shenanagans and then return when they forget why they were sent in the other room in the first place. The cycle repeats itself.

Chasing the Cat - The ultimate in favorite things !!

Beating up the cat if the humans arent around. Dont know - I wasnt around to see it. Highly suspicious I think.
What DOES go on when we arent home and have pets ????
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:31 PM
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Im supposed to get my license back this month.
A logistic nightmare.
SINCE this is my thread and I (and everyone else) can post anything I want.
This will be a list of things I have to do before I can actually have everything done to get back on the road again.....

Hi RZ, NB and D !
Hows things ???
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:04 PM
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I'm ok Frst
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Old 08-09-2009, 12:03 PM
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Things are good frstnm, I don't have any jokes to share right now but I will get one together soon ;-)

How is your day going?

Take Care,

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