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Old 08-25-2018, 04:42 AM
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One of the reasons I still have a landline. Hope you are feeling better soon.
Actually, I do still have a landline ... I'm still using the number of my parents' house, which has been in place for a few decades. It saves me the trouble of having to memorize a new number.

Thank you for your kind wishes. I have no doubt it will clear up. I stupidly left it go longer than I should have, so it'll take a little longer but ... and I am definitely one of those people who take my meds, on schedule, and until there is no more.
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Old 08-26-2018, 03:16 AM
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One of the benefits of a landline: automatic listing of address/location on the 911 dispatcher's screen.
Had a fun one where I couldn't use my voice and trying to get the dispatcher to understand XXX EAST Streetname and 'Medical', not XXX8 and... police?. Cellphones are handy in that they go everywhere, but not every department has the ability (equipment/training) to pull the GPS info from the phone that's calling in.
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Old 08-26-2018, 03:20 AM
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And not every phone is capable of sending. Still can't pry that old flip phone out of my MIL's hand.
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Old 08-28-2018, 07:46 PM
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Some time ago my optometrist sent me for some additional checkups after finding a 'freckle' on the inside of my one eye. The first specialist she called didn't have a space open until December, so she made an appointment with them. Then she tried other places and made an appointment elsewhere for today. (I have the option of cancelling the other appointment, which I likely will do.)

First hilarious bit: they put in those drops that turn your pupils into dinner plates. Assistant: "Well, at least it's not bright out today." No, it wasn't ... when I went in. By the time I came out (about 2 hours later) it was full sun. Driving home was A LOT of fun.

Second hilarious bit: today's optometrist couldn't find the freckle. After doing a thorough search in both eyes, they put in MORE drops, and then he did another search, finally locating the damn thing in the right eye. "Wow, she has good eyes!" was his comment, about the optometrist who found it in the first place.
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Old 09-05-2018, 05:00 AM
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So I started tonight (literally 10 seconds ago) on my second and more powerful (but shorter) round of antibiotics.

Instructions say to take "with plenty of water."

It's my guess I won't be leaving my apartment for a couple of days ...
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It's my guess I won't be leaving my apartment for a couple of days ...
*winces* Yep, you're there for a while. Hope you have some good books.
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:54 AM
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Just had to have blood drawn. It took 2 nurses 25 minutes to find a vein (after checking both arms multiple times) then they had to use a kiddie needle to get it in. Plus they felt like they hit bone. Did I mention I have a full-blown phobia about needles?
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Old 10-13-2018, 04:42 AM
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Been there with the 'Pin the needle on the vein' game. Do NOT like needles. Back when I was a regular blood donor, I needed 2 squeeze balls, one in each hand: 1 for pumping blood once the tap is in, and the other for someplace for the EEEEEEEEEK! to go while I keep the donor arm still.

And now, I'm an insulin-dependent diabetic. Yup, I have to jab myself multiple times a day, under my own power. On the plus side, I don't have to worry about finding a damned vein.
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Old 10-16-2018, 02:17 PM
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Been there with the 'Pin the needle on the vein' game. Do NOT like needles. Back when I was a regular blood donor, I needed 2 squeeze balls, one in each hand: 1 for pumping blood once the tap is in, and the other for someplace for the EEEEEEEEEK! to go while I keep the donor arm still.

And now, I'm an insulin-dependent diabetic. Yup, I have to jab myself multiple times a day, under my own power. On the plus side, I don't have to worry about finding a damned vein.
Yeah, I'm diabetic too, and I also inject insulin (although I'm a Type II, not nearly as insulin-dependent as a Type I).
WHOLE different kind of needle. Teeny tiny, probably 1/4" long, and I inject into fat (of which I have PLENTY). No problems here.

Now, I have big fat veins, but now they're buried under fat, and as often as I tell the vampires that I have perfectly fine veins, they still insist on treating me as though they're hard to find. Once in awhile I get a good one, though.
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Old 10-16-2018, 04:39 PM
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Type 2 here as well. Things progress and... damnit. No use throwing a SC about it.
31 gauge needles are the happy thing. I started with 30's, and they were all right. Stupidity with a doc and a pharmacist got me some 29's, and those hurt. every. freakin. time.
Now what gets me is: Syringes are NOT a Rx-only item. However, several of the chain pharmacies/corner store places have a policy that without a scrip, thou shalt only get 28.5/29 gauge needles (GreenWalls), and sometimes only single-needles for 50 cents a pop. (Your Aid is NOT Rite)
yeah. No scrip MUST equal druggie needing a needle, so here's your huge needle for a stupid price. (Wallyworld sells their store brand for 12.5 cents a pop and doesn't care about needing a scrip, so... yeah, that's where I take all my business anymore)
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