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Old 05-03-2014, 02:16 AM   #19081
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Here it is two am and I am wide awake. But tomorrow is Saturday and like today, I have nothing planned except to get my grocery list in order for shopping early Monday morning.

I am watching Lydia make a potato pancake. The crust is made of potatoes.

Lidia's Italy: Recipes: Potato Pizza

An interesting concept. The perfect opportunity to try slicing those small cherry tomatoes with the plate on top. Looks like something I just may try this.
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Old 05-03-2014, 02:21 AM   #19082
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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?...
There was an article in the Telegram.com within the past week about this. A young man in his late 20s is living with the pain of a benign tumor in his leg because the doctor who was treating him required him to sign a pain contract. One condition of the contract was if his pain meds were lost or stolen he would no longer be able to get the prescription renewed until it was time for a refill. Unfortunately, his apartment was broken into and - you guessed it - one of the items that went missing was his pain med. There were a few days before he could get the next month's supply and the doctor would not write a prescription before the next month. I don't know if it was the doctor's rule or something the insurance provider required, but the patient filed a complaint with the medical board...and now no doctor will take him as a patient.

I don't have online privileges with the Telegram because I've used up my 10 free articles. We do get the paper 4 days a week and I did see the article in the paper, so it's a Thursday thru Sunday edition. In case you want to see the article.

BTW, in trying to find a generic link to the Telegram I did run across a Kaiser Health News article stating Blue Cross's new rules requiring pain contracts. The article dates back to 2012. The link to the article: Biggest Mass. Insurer Tightens Rules On Some Painkillers - Kaiser Health News
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Old 05-03-2014, 02:23 AM   #19083
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I'm just waiting for the wine to kick in so I can be sleepy enough to hit the hay. It's supposed to be nice weather tomorrow, a good day for gardening. Now if I can just remember where my handy tube of Icy Hot gel is for my ankles...
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Old 05-03-2014, 02:35 AM   #19084
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Lol, CG, it's 11:30 here now and I should be in bed....I just had my third glass of wine and decided it would be a good time to write down what I need for Cinco de Mayo dinner. Good to know I only need 2 ingredients.

Going to do some gardening as well tomorrow, I have many flowers and plants to tend to. Hope you sleep well.
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Old 05-03-2014, 02:58 AM   #19085
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Thanks for the article CG. I will fall into that category that will have to be reviewed. I have chronic pain that is caused by a circulatory problem that cannot be fixed. Surgically or otherwise. They have done all they can for me. Will let you know what happens.

Regarding that patient with the benign tumor. Under Obamacare, I thought they couldn't refuse a patient for previous conditions. Or am I confused?
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Old 05-03-2014, 08:21 AM   #19086
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Addie, the other doctors aren't refusing him for a prior condition. They are refusing him because he was a tattletale.
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:16 AM   #19087
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Me, too! I find I like it better if it's mixed with other stuff. I slice summer squash and zucchini and saute them with garlic and roasted red peppers in olive oil, then hit it with a splash of white wine vinegar when it's done. When we're grilling outside, I'll do this on the side burner on the grill. Quick, pretty side dish

I think the word "squash" turns me off more than the actual food!
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:23 AM   #19088
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Yup, that's the discussion Addie and I have had.

What if the only way you can do that is to be taking an overdose of the meds? That's what my husband was up against with his shingles recently. I hated to tell him not to take it because he was in pain, but he was definately taking too much percocet. Finally he switched to Advil. In order to keep his does within the recommended daily amount, he has to suffer for a little while in between doses.
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What if the only way you can do that is to be taking an overdose of the meds? That's what my husband was up against with his shingles recently. I hated to tell him not to take it because he was in pain, but he was definately taking too much percocet. Finally he switched to Advil. In order to keep his does within the recommended daily amount, he has to suffer for a little while in between doses.
Had your husband signed a Pain Contract? Are you saying he took more than was rx'd? Or did he have a REAL overdose, which can be extremely dangerous.
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I'm downloading the driver for my scanner. It's usually hooked up to my desktop computer, but the hard disk died and I haven't done anything about that yet. Getting the printer to work was simpler. I just plugged in the USB cable and it started to download the driver. I'm impressed. This is a printer we bought in 1996. I had to search a little bit to make it realize that I do have the duplex thingee installed.
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