The constraints of being a Curmudgeon on health and welfare.

February 8th, 2018 at 10:36:48 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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Very experienced phlebotomist. Knows just where to find a nerve lying atop a blood vessel so she can hit both with that needle and only get half the blood she needs which necessitates another stick.

After all those test tubes watch them tell me I'm low on blood.
February 19th, 2018 at 4:05:54 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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Been without an oxygen generator for 'bout eight months, maybe more.
In order to see cardiologist I gotta keep a thirty day record of blood pressure readings which also requires that I calculate the Pulse Pressure by subtracting diastolic value from systolic value. Do they have any idea how utterly challenging that task is for me? My fingers are getting sore from doing the math!

Since I can't get an oxygen generator in the USA without an Rx I am considering getting one from China via ebay which means I'd probably be getting industrial not therapeutic oxygen. Chinese manufacturers will answer questions in whatever manner they thing will result in a sale. If desperate, they will even tell the truth.
March 2nd, 2018 at 10:40:25 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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This getting old stuff is the pits.

I went out to buy fresh batteries since my various medical devices go thru a variety of AA and AAA batteries.
Wound up spending over fifty dollars at the grocery store. They failed to take my two dollar discount off my bill and I FORGOT TO BUY BATTERIES!!!
March 2nd, 2018 at 11:54:04 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Fleastiff
This getting old stuff is the pits.

I went out to buy fresh batteries since my various medical devices go thru a variety of AA and AAA batteries.
Wound up spending over fifty dollars at the grocery store.


Don't be dumb. I read that dollar store
batteries are just as good as expensive
ones. I doubted it so I tested some. I'll
be damned if they weren't right. I get
all mine at Dollar Tree now. Get the 4
pack alkaline batteries, avoid the 8
packs. The alkalines have fewer per pack,
but they last 4 times longer. I use them
in my camera. remotes, smoke detectors,
flashlites. I swear by Sunbeam Alkalines.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
March 2nd, 2018 at 2:19:09 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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Quote: Evenbob
Don't be dumb.
Too late.

At least if I can't take blood pressure readings I won't have to do any subtraction and my fingers will probably heal. Trouble is changing the channel without a remote sure is simply not worth it.

I know I should have used a list but I can never remember to do it.

Why can't Medicare send me a teenage girl for such things?
March 2nd, 2018 at 2:40:05 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Fleastiff
Too late.


For $50 you could have gotten
200 dollar store batteries. You
still can, just do it.

If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
March 2nd, 2018 at 2:57:39 PM permalink
OnceDear
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Quote: Fleastiff
Too late.

At least if I can't take blood pressure readings I won't have to do any subtraction and my fingers will probably heal. Trouble is changing the channel without a remote sure is simply not worth it.

I know I should have used a list but I can never remember to do it.

Why can't Medicare send me a teenage girl for such things?
Hmmmm forgetfulness in old age eh? They send a teenage girl, to help you, but the office don't fully brief her on her duties.
You end up with help getting undressed and bathed and tucked in bed... and still no bloody batteries :o)
March 2nd, 2018 at 4:01:58 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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The real problem is when she gets undressed, bathed and climbs into the bed .... and I can't remember why.
March 24th, 2018 at 3:40:22 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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Spent a fortune on these new glasses and can't see right at all.
Thought it was Gout-eeze I ordered; turned out to be Grout-eeze.
March 28th, 2018 at 12:05:46 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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Got this cell phone with 12k minutes on it or something and left it at a shelter.
Someone actually turned it in to their lost and found.
Couldn't believe my luck.
Gonna try to find that old auto-visor compartmented thingie and tie it around my arm or maybe my neck would be better.