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Addiction LXV

Old 04-27-17, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
New South ****ing Wales?
Something like that.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker
Yes. Lancing the drum allowed the abcess behind it to drain without a rupture that could cause worse problems with hearing. There was no anesthesia then. The pain at the instant the scalpel cut the ear drum was incredible. I had each ear done more times than I can count before age 10. With puberty as the face changes shape, the Eustacion tubes become more vertical and don't hold onto fluid as much.
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Originally Posted by Heathpack
The hands down best pet insurance is Trupanion. If your dog is not sick now and has no pre-existing conditions, drop your shady policy and get Trupanion. They cover almost everything 90%, don't hassle people and pre-approve even very expensive stuff in a single phone call. They are too good to be true and will probably eventually go out of business because of that. But right now, they are the pet insurance to have.
Duly noted, because I've told myself that if my dog gets any of the stuff that Heathpack treats, she's history, she's a goner, because I ain't dishing out all that money. I can easily find another one that looks just like her forchrissakes.
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Old 04-27-17, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Please reprimand yourself.
Duly lashed.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
CL MTB sellers in Dallas are super high, did they legalize weed there or somethin?

HKeK for $400, with non-orig, too short fork??? Nope.

https://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/bik/6072601209.html
Nobody serious sells on CL, they all sell on facebook. Even then prices are too high.

Part of the issue is the ever changing standards. I wouldn't buy a 29er at this point... BOOST or go home. I've been steering him to a new Salsa Timberjack, which does everything from 650B, 650B+, 29, 29+, with decent components for $1400. You can get a 29er version for less than $1k, but it's got lower level components. That's a whole lotta bike for that dough. Also you get a 10% discount on those prices from the LBS with a MTB club membership, and you'll get actual support.
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Originally Posted by Dan333SP
Thanks Heath! I was actually meaning to ask you that. We had VPI which became Nationwide and it seems they've really taken a turn for the worse with trying to deny coverage on all kinds of claims. Will have to look at Trupanion, maybe the new employer will have some sort of discount program with them.
I guess I'm very lucky. I know nothing about pet insurance, and my little dog is almost 13 now. Only thing major he had was a root canal. He has some minor stuff, like recurring skin issues, but for the most part is still very healthy. Still not sure it's worth insuring him. tru is $65 a month based on a quicky online quote.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Duly noted, because I've told myself that if my dog gets any of the stuff that Heathpack treats, she's history, she's a goner, because I ain't dishing out all that money. I can easily find another one that looks just like her forchrissakes.

The funny thing is that when it comes to my own pets, I won't do a lot of the stuff my clients do either. Sure, I would (and have done) the 90% success rate spinal surgery on my own dog, if its a fixable problem, that makes sense to me.


But these dogs with brain tumors? I actually sit people down and tell them: its gonna cost $15000 to treat this and the treatment is not curative and in the end its very likely that the thing your dog is going to die from is this brain tumor. I spend a lot of my time trying to talk people into some sense of acceptance as to what is happening and that none of us live forever, dogs included.


The American way though is to find out what can be done and to do it. People get very task-oriented, they want to "do something" I think because doing something is easier or better than wrapping your head around the big picture.


At some point, though, I have to do what the pet owner wants to do. If they need to play things out more fully with their dog than makes sense to me personally, in the end that's a judgment call that is not mine to make. But when the next step on my own 15 year old dog was dialysis, it was an easy decision to say Nope, I'm not taking him there.


Lol I was at a conference talking to one of my former residents and she was telling me how sometimes she wanted to shake people and say, "ITS A DOG!" and did I think that made her a bad neurologist? Au contraire, I thought that made her a really good neurologist.


Now I have to pick up the phone and call a lady about the final MRI report on her Schnauzer. Has recurrent cancer with mets and now spinal issues. Already had surgery for the cancer and when the cancer came back radiation therapy and is currently getting chemo. I thought the dog was going to have mets to her spine but the dog has a disc herniation. The lady does not understand why I can't in good conscience recommend surgery for the disc herniation. I am procrastinating on talking to her again...
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Originally Posted by rjones28
The Jeep is back home. New e-brake cable, two new front u-joints, two new front brake calipers, two new rotors and pads, two new hub bearings, alignment check, oil change, state inspection.

New calipers? That's a pretty strange thing to need. Especially 2 of them...
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
No. You.
I don't know about that. At the right temperature, 50 miles shouldn't be too much of a problem. But at some point it becomes dumb.
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985
Nevermind.
Are you on Strava?
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Originally Posted by jtaylor996
New calipers? That's a pretty strange thing to need. Especially 2 of them...
It's a 13 year old vehicle that lives in Central New York.
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Hey @indyfabz,

Nice!

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Old 04-27-17, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I don't really know what to say, when asked to rate my pain. I mean, I guess that time I got the compression fracture was probably a 10.
the 'rate your pain' thing is goofy.

i just give them an 8 or 9 if i want a pain killer, with a small wince as i say it. otherwise, i give them a 1.
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Originally Posted by hueyhoolihan
the 'rate your pain' thing is goofy.

i just give them an 8 or 9 if i want a pain killer, with a small wince as i say it. otherwise, i give them a 1.
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Originally Posted by Heathpack
The American way though is to find out what can be done and to do it. People get very task-oriented, they want to "do something" I think because doing something is easier or better than wrapping your head around the big picture.
We waited too long with our chocolate lab. We'll never make that mistake again. When it's time, it's time. Same rules apply to me.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
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I usually ride 2-3 times a week, spaced out. This week I'm doing 2 on one off and 2 back on. So far, it's rough. But this weekend looks to be shot, weather wise, so it's now or never.
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Ouch.

Originally Posted by rjones28
The Jeep is back home. New e-brake cable, two new front u-joints, two new front brake calipers, two new rotors and pads, two new hub bearings, alignment check, oil change, state inspection.

I like this one.



Or this one.

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Originally Posted by BillyD
because I've told myself that if my dog gets any of the stuff that Heathpack treats, she's history, she's a goner, because I ain't dishing out all that money. I can easily find another one that looks just like her forchrissakes.
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My wife wants to adopt a two year old dog from the Humane Society. She checks every day. She sent me a picture of Marley this week. My kid would sign up in a second. I'm the hold out.

I'm not ready.
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Hey Dan - there's one left and it's red and large and $2k. A call asking for a deal gets you under $2k.

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No.
No kudos for you.
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So, who's in the market for a Time? Without question the best road bike I've ever ridden. I have an older VXR ProTeam. That RXR in the pic is hawt!
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Originally Posted by jtaylor996
I usually ride 2-3 times a week, spaced out. This week I'm doing 2 on one off and 2 back on. So far, it's rough. But this weekend looks to be shot, weather wise, so it's now or never.
So you're wearing earbuds AND you're spaced out! Dark side of the moon? Oh wow. Cool man.
But you're off road. I'm cool with it.
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