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Old 09-05-2013, 06:00 PM   #3661
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It feels so good!
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:06 PM   #3662
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I think my snit must have been fairly epic because when I started telling Ken what happened and what it would cost to replace them he just said, "get what you want dear" and left the house. Wise man.

I bought a new DO, and a new 3L visions. They are being processed for shipping right now. I ALSO went out and found myself a 3L stainless steel version so I can actually make dinner tonight! LOL! I feel sooooo much better. Gotta love retail therapy.
Alix, what makes Visions so special for you.? I never saw the advantage of glass pots and pans.
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:19 PM   #3663
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Andy, I like the heat retention (almost like CI), the easy clean up, being able to see everything cooking is kind of cool, and I really like that I can put it in the microwave, oven or on the stovetop. You can even freeze stuff in visions and put it directly in the oven. I have a couple of casserole dishes that I use for that purpose regularly. I often make rhubarb crisp or apple crisp and freeze it prior to baking. Then if I need a quick dessert, I can just toss it straight in the oven.

I think really what it is for me is that it is very versatile and it user friendly. I can boil potatoes on the stove, and then after I mash 'em I can put the pot in the oven to stay warm while I prep the rest of dinner. Its like CI only easier cleaning.

If I could have my big visions, my CI frying pan and my good chef's knife, I could do pretty much anything in my kitchen. Hmmm, thread idea?
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:47 PM   #3664
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...If I could have my big visions, my CI frying pan and my good chef's knife, I could do pretty much anything in my kitchen. Hmmm, thread idea?
Thanks, Alix.

You go ahead and try to start that thread...
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:44 AM   #3665
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Shrek forgot about his "Donut Hole" with Medicare Prescriptions...he ordered his most expensive med, which will last him almost a year, and it came to $732 for one med!!!! It's an inhaler he uses when he thinks about, maybe twice a week, this last one has lasted him almost a year, now he has 6 of them coming. I told him next time he waits for January when he is not in the darned "Hole" to order it. Arrrgh!!!
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Shrek forgot about his "Donut Hole" with Medicare Prescriptions...he ordered his most expensive med, which will last him almost a year, and it came to $732 for one med!!!! It's an inhaler he uses when he thinks about, maybe twice a week, this last one has lasted him almost a year, now he has 6 of them coming. I told him next time he waits for January when he is not in the darned "Hole" to order it. Arrrgh!!!
He should be able to change the inhaler quantity to 2 or 3 and spread out the expense to avoid the dh.
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:58 AM   #3667
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He should be able to change the inhaler quantity to 2 or 3 and spread out the expense to avoid the dh.
Yes, we will remember that for the next time. The directions read 2 puffs twice a day, not as needed, so to them 6 = a 3 month supply. And of course, the prescription house was on the ball with this one and shipped almost as soon as he got done ordering. They usually take a day or two so we could cancel the order if we wanted or at least cut it back.

I think he should just remove it from his medications with them and get it singly from a local pharmacy, may cost a bit more, but this wouldn't happen. But, what do I know...
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Is there a cheaper alternative? If this is for asthma, you can't count all the available meds.
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Is there a cheaper alternative? If this is for asthma, you can't count all the available meds.
It's for his COPD and is still proprietary as a combination medication. One ingredient is still not a generic. I don't have any pricing info on it. I think as little as he uses it he could just go back to albuterol which is much cheaper.
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:11 AM   #3670
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Rx costs are a killer. I have a small party when a med goes generic. Last party - Lipitor. Cost $300+, Atrovastatin cost $3.
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