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Old 05-01-2014, 10:47 AM   #19061
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I just finished putting the rub on the Baltimore Pit Beef I'm going to make tonight for supper. Prior to that I ate a couple slices of last night's frittata and a couple slices of toast.
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Old 05-01-2014, 12:26 PM   #19062
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Oh, that said, yesterday a battery powered chainsaw that I ordered came in and I never saw something (lately) that had so little packaging. It was simply the chainsaw, a piece of folded cardboard to protect the battery and charger and it had no outer box.
It came like that in the mail? Wow.
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Old 05-01-2014, 01:36 PM   #19063
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Old 05-01-2014, 03:35 PM   #19064
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I went to Winthrop this morning. It was going to be a quick in and out. Or so I thought. Took quite a while to find my vein. Then I went to PT to strength my legs. I also stopped by the nurses station to ask for a refill on my Vicodin. Unbeknownst to me, that is where I made my mistake. There used to be a pharmacy right in the building there. They closed it and are turning it into a gym. So I had to wait for it to be delivered from the other pharmacy at the other end of Eastie. In the meantime, it seems like I hadn't finished my six month review. So I went from person to person to answer all their stupid questions. The one that gets me the most though is the Quality of Life, and My Expectations for the Next Six Months. That questions is easy. Stay alive! I should have been home by noon, instead of 2:30 pm. I was tired and just wanted to get out of there. But I did sign up for weekly visits for PT.
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Old 05-01-2014, 03:41 PM   #19065
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I went to Winthrop this morning. It was going to be a quick in and out. Or so I thought. Took quite a while to find my vein. Then I went to PT to strength my legs. I also stopped by the nurses station to ask for a refill on my Vicodin.
Curious here----and if you prefer not to answer just ignore-----where you live do people have to sign a 'pain contract' to continue to get Vicodin?

Veins----- I'm a phlebotomists dream-----My veins just stand right up there even after having had IV for a year and a half. Makes life easy for them.
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Old 05-01-2014, 03:44 PM   #19066
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Oh, that said, yesterday a battery powered chainsaw that I ordered came in and I never saw something (lately) that had so little packaging. It was simply the chainsaw, a piece of folded cardboard to protect the battery and charger and it had no outer box.
Nothing covering the chain? And the teeth it's mounted on? Oh, I see an accident waiting to happen if I got that package. I'm a magnet for cuts.

I'm sitting and goofing off. I do a little of that each day, but today seems like a do-nothing day. I'm feeling my age and then some, also feeling very grateful right now that I have enough leftovers so that I don't have to cook tonight, so "rummage" it will be. It will be leftovers tomorrow too if we don't hit our favorite Irish pub with the BIL. I've had a taste for their clam chowder and they offer it only on Fridays.

FWIW, I'm not a total slug. I do have a load of wash flipping around right now; I'll have to put things on hangers to dry when the washer is done.
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Old 05-01-2014, 04:49 PM   #19067
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Nothing covering the chain? And the teeth it's mounted on? Oh, I see an accident waiting to happen if I got that package. I'm a magnet for cuts. ...
No, no, no... the chainsaw was in a box, the manufacturer's packaging, but it was not placed in an outer box of heavy brown corrugated cardboard like is typically done. And the manufacturer's box didn't have any foam or anything in it to keep the chainsaw from moving around.
I can see where I should have elaborated in my post.
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Old 05-01-2014, 04:50 PM   #19068
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Curious here----and if you prefer not to answer just ignore-----where you live do people have to sign a 'pain contract' to continue to get Vicodin?

Veins----- I'm a phlebotomists dream-----My veins just stand right up there even after having had IV for a year and a half. Makes life easy for them.
No. In fact I was told today, that as soon as my pain in my hips got worse to let them know if the Vicodin was not helping and they would give me something stronger.

I get a month's supply each time. I am supposed to take two, three times a day. But for eight years I have been taking just one and if I need another one an hour later, I will take it. Some days I wasn't taking any.

But a few months ago, the pain started to increase from my hips down to the femur bone in my thigh. And when the pain spreads to my spine, it is more intense than it used to be. In spite of being on Vicodin for the past eight years, I am not addicted to them at this time. But at my age, addiction is not considered a problem. They want my old age to be comfortable and pain free. My mind is still sharp. So they trust me to know when I ever feel that I am becoming addicted. And they know that I would never consider selling them. They know I have a son who is a recovering drug addicted. So I have seen what it can do to a family member and the family as a whole.

BTW, PF has yelled at me many times for trying to work my way through the pain, rather than taking my medication for it. So I now take my pills when the pain get too bad. When I feel it coming on, I take my pills immediately. I don't want her yelling at me anymore. She is scary!
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:40 PM   #19069
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BTW, PF has yelled at me many times for trying to work my way through the pain, rather than taking my medication for it. So I now take my pills when the pain get too bad. When I feel it coming on, I take my pills immediately. I don't want her yelling at me anymore. She is scary!
You got that right!! No pain on my shift!
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Doing the head nod thing in the recliner and it's just barely 9PM. Time to close the laptop, turn off the light, turn on a movie, fall asleep before it's half over, wake up in the recliner at 2AM, and then go to bed. LOL

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