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Old 06-27-2008, 08:07 AM   #2931
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Tanya, that is such sad news for your family. I'm so sorry for you DH's mother. And shame on her health care system that they made her wait so long and then she's too weak now to be treated successfully. I'd be out performing my own lobotomies on responsible parties that's for sure..

In the last two weeks I've probably had close to two thousand dollars worth of blood tests. And it's a relief to know that my insurance will cover most of it. We still don't know what the problem is except for low sodium levels. Had some sorta vasopressin test that has to be frozen yesterday----doesn't that sound like $$$$$ going into a blood vial and ice cube tray---Bloody Mary's anyone? Hoping that it was due to the diuretic which I'm now off of. Waiting for the results and am supposed to leave on Tuesday to return to the land of OZ---ooooops, misnomer there.......KZ is what I meant..........anyway I'm awaiting a verdict sometime today and I'm scared stiffless

Please, hang in there, Tanya--------tests will soon enough confirm your Mom's problem------they are probably if they haven't already done so do an MRI.......the tech can tell as he or she is doing the test but they're not going to say a word until it's read---that's where the wait comes in..........DC comfort hugs coming your way
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:21 AM   #2932
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i just went out of my building to check on my truck, and a concert in a club down the block just let out. as the hundreds of kids walked by, many of them sucking on balloons of nitrous oxide, one crappy little wasted girl decided to start shouting at me that the yankees suck, in a really nasty tone. apparently, she didn't like my yankees t-shirt.
so i went to my truck, dropped my phone and wallet inside, and turned around.
the dumb little chick, with a hapless guy in tow, didn't realize that they were walking towards me, that i hadn't left.
so as they passed me, the girl saw me and at first said "relax man, i was only kidding", to which i simply replied that she should watch her mouth.

as she felt safe a few feet further up, she started shouting obsenities again.

so i drove up the block, parked (i had to move my truck anyway), and got out as they approached again. it's a long block.

this time, the little see-you-next-tuesday got scared, and said "what, are you gonna beat a girl up?", followed by a string of curses.

so i replied, "no, i'll kick his ***, how's that? where do you get off talking to complete strangers that way?"

the guy turned white and apologized, then started jogging away.
the girl continued to shout more stuff, at him and then me. most other people crossed the street.

i wish i was 20 again, and didn't care about getting arrested. grrrrrrrrrr.
I bet your little man would never be caught doing that when he grows up ........it sounds like these kids were high on something or another to be that rude...........my mother would have turned my head 180 degrees and then bounced it in the street if I had ever acted that rudely to an adult growing up---there was no 911 to save kids back then.........and then I would have been shamed into going and apologizing......in other words you treat people like you want to be treated......with respect and considerance.....kudos for giving them a fleet relief few moments brought to you free and compliments of BuckyTom.........good for you and well-done..........hope you made sure the guy was not carrying a weapon
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:57 AM   #2933
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What's with people who drive pickups tailgating and shining their bright headlights in my mirrors at night?

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In all fairness, I could have pulled over and let them pass. But, rural county roads out here don't have a shoulder, just a weedy, over-grown ditch. And since it's rural, at night, I refuse to drive faster than 50, and usually only do 40, in case someone's cow or horse decides to step out in front of my car.
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Old 06-27-2008, 09:03 AM   #2934
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I have the same problem Allen.
I see deer EVERY MORNING I work. I dont care to hit one at 70 mph.
You wanna hit it? Go around me, be my guest. Gets it out of my way.
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Old 06-27-2008, 09:09 AM   #2935
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Bucky, that little, #$@%^ was probably brought up with parents that never disciplined her at all. The kind that say, oh no, MY daughter would NEVER do that. Makes you want to beat them AND the kid!! ARGH!

Tanya, my thoughts and prayers are with you and both families. Health care is just not what it used to be. My grandmother talks about how her parents could go work on their dr's house or do something for them to pay off their bill. Now, they don't see patients walking in, they see $$, that's it. For the Dr's that do still care, they are hard to find.


Allen, I know what you mean. I live down a country road, wide enough for 2, but, not stripes or lights and we normally drive in the middle if no other cars around. I HATE when tailgaters come up. Trucks are the worst for me since my car sits low, the lights come right in. Looks like daytime in the car!! My husband had a spotlight on his 60's truck that he had LONG time ago., he would turn it around on them, lol. They backed off and turned their lights down in a hurry, LOL!!!!
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Old 06-27-2008, 10:25 AM   #2936
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I hate when drivers do that, not just pickup trucks.

When I have kids and I have them in the backseat, and someone does that to me, man am I going to be pissed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wouldn't tolerate any road rage and if I got the chance I would give them a piece of my mind.
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Old 06-27-2008, 12:23 PM   #2937
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i just went out of my building to check on my truck, and a concert in a club down the block just let out. as the hundreds of kids walked by, many of them sucking on balloons of nitrous oxide, one crappy little wasted girl decided to start shouting at me that the yankees suck, in a really nasty tone. apparently, she didn't like my yankees t-shirt.
so i went to my truck, dropped my phone and wallet inside, and turned around.
the dumb little chick, with a hapless guy in tow, didn't realize that they were walking towards me, that i hadn't left.
so as they passed me, the girl saw me and at first said "relax man, i was only kidding", to which i simply replied that she should watch her mouth.

as she felt safe a few feet further up, she started shouting obsenities again.

so i drove up the block, parked (i had to move my truck anyway), and got out as they approached again. it's a long block.

this time, the little see-you-next-tuesday got scared, and said "what, are you gonna beat a girl up?", followed by a string of curses.

so i replied, "no, i'll kick his ***, how's that? where do you get off talking to complete strangers that way?"

the guy turned white and apologized, then started jogging away.
the girl continued to shout more stuff, at him and then me. most other people crossed the street.

i wish i was 20 again, and didn't care about getting arrested. grrrrrrrrrr.
I don't know how things are done up there but have you ever tried mooning badly behaved young people? It works great for me here in Texas.
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Expat, I've been out of pocket here at DC for a couple of days so I missed this. I'm really alarmed. How are you feeling? It seems to me that it would be really hard to have low sodium levels so what the heck is causing this? Are you gonna stay in Texas til you find out? I really don't want anything to happen to you, my friend.
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Thanks Fisher's Mom----don't know---been hanging around the phone all day but no news.......not handling it well esp. since I'm supposed to flying out on a jet plane Tues.......think I may be hanging around for awhile........so we'll see.........thanks for caring............will let you all know what's going on.........
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2 of my kitties er ill. ozzy was lost fer 2 days, & my charlotte won't eat. neither will ozzy. they're both goin to thier vet tomorrow.
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