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Old 12-29-20, 06:59 PM
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I hate shopping for shoes because I'm hard to fit. Some shoes hurt my feet and I have to have at least size 13.

I've had more sets of pedals than shoes. Several sets of clips and straps, Mavic swiveling pedals, Shimano Look copies, 3 sets of Time pedals, (kept breaking) 3 sets of Look Delta pedals (the latch wears out) and 3 sets of SPD pedals. Also a few sets of SPD knock offs in the mix.
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After carefully scouring today's posts, I have determined that this thread needs more [MENTION=25227]Velo Vol[/MENTION].
YMMV
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
After carefully scouring today's posts, I have determined that this thread needs more [MENTION=25227]Velo Vol[/MENTION].
YMMV
I'm reviewing the report from today's appointment with the witch doctor (the first one I've actually had with him, not a nurse, in more than a year):



Observations:

(1) I didn't think the consultation was particularly lengthy or complicated. I don't know how billing works, but this seems to me to be a justification to upgrade ($$) the coding. He repeated himself a lot and didn't offer a lot of other options.

(2) What was more complicated was the "aspiration" part. Now there's a euphemism. He was talking about how difficult I am as a patient, telling me that my last doctor must have mistakenly omitted me from her "problem patient" list when she left.

Then he just throws out the idea ("I'm brainstorming") of draining my knee and giving me a shot. wut No one ever talked about doing this before. After hee hawing around for a few minutes he said we should try it at least once, "to see what happens."

So I get on the table and he starts rummaging through some drawers, looking at almost-empty bottles. (There was an unnamed assistant sitting there for reasons I never determined, entering stuff into the computer). Finally he assembles his voodoo kit, smears ointments just above my knee, sprays on a freezing/numbing agent, and jams a huge syringe into my leg to extract "fluid."

After milking it out for a minute or so, he manages to suck out about 50 ml of "Mellow Yellow," as he affectionately called it.

After that I got to walk do the hall to the infusion room to have a needle stuck in my arm for over two hours. A delightful afternoon.

Where do I sign up for snake therapy?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I'm reviewing the report from today's appointment with the witch doctor (the first one I've actually had with him, not a nurse, in more than a year):



Observations:

(1) I didn't think the consultation was particularly lengthy or complicated. I don't know how billing works, but this seems to me to be a justification to upgrade ($$) the coding. He repeated himself a lot and didn't offer a lot of other options.

(2) What was more complicated was the "aspiration" part. Now there's a euphemism. He was talking about how difficult I am as a patient, telling me that my last doctor must have mistakenly omitted me from her "problem patient" list when she left.

Then he just throws out the idea ("I'm brainstorming") of draining my knee and giving me a shot. wut No one ever talked about doing this before. After hee hawing around for a few minutes he said we should try it at least once, "to see what happens."

So I get on the table and he starts rummaging through some drawers, looking at almost-empty bottles. (There was an unnamed assistant sitting there for reasons I never determined, entering stuff into the computer). Finally he assembles his voodoo kit, smears ointments just above my knee, sprays on a freezing/numbing agent, and jams a huge syringe into my leg to extract "fluid."

After milking it out for a minute or so, he manages to suck out about 50 ml of "Mellow Yellow," as he affectionately called it.

After that I got to walk do the hall to the infusion room to have a needle stuck in my arm for over two hours. A delightful afternoon.

Where do I sign up for snake therapy?
Apparently he had no trouble saying something derogatory about you.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I'm reviewing the report from today's appointment with the witch doctor (the first one I've actually had with him, not a nurse, in more than a year):



Observations:

(1) I didn't think the consultation was particularly lengthy or complicated. I don't know how billing works, but this seems to me to be a justification to upgrade ($$) the coding. He repeated himself a lot and didn't offer a lot of other options.

(2) What was more complicated was the "aspiration" part. Now there's a euphemism. He was talking about how difficult I am as a patient, telling me that my last doctor must have mistakenly omitted me from her "problem patient" list when she left.

Then he just throws out the idea ("I'm brainstorming") of draining my knee and giving me a shot. wut No one ever talked about doing this before. After hee hawing around for a few minutes he said we should try it at least once, "to see what happens."

So I get on the table and he starts rummaging through some drawers, looking at almost-empty bottles. (There was an unnamed assistant sitting there for reasons I never determined, entering stuff into the computer). Finally he assembles his voodoo kit, smears ointments just above my knee, sprays on a freezing/numbing agent, and jams a huge syringe into my leg to extract "fluid."

After milking it out for a minute or so, he manages to suck out about 50 ml of "Mellow Yellow," as he affectionately called it.

After that I got to walk do the hall to the infusion room to have a needle stuck in my arm for over two hours. A delightful afternoon.

Where do I sign up for snake therapy?
Was the assistant unamed since birth or was the assistants name unknown to you but actually had a name?
reminds me of this classic.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I'm reviewing the report from today's appointment with the witch doctor (the first one I've actually had with him, not a nurse, in more than a year):



Observations:

(1) I didn't think the consultation was particularly lengthy or complicated. I don't know how billing works, but this seems to me to be a justification to upgrade ($$) the coding. He repeated himself a lot and didn't offer a lot of other options.

(2) What was more complicated was the "aspiration" part. Now there's a euphemism. He was talking about how difficult I am as a patient, telling me that my last doctor must have mistakenly omitted me from her "problem patient" list when she left.

Then he just throws out the idea ("I'm brainstorming") of draining my knee and giving me a shot. wut No one ever talked about doing this before. After hee hawing around for a few minutes he said we should try it at least once, "to see what happens."

So I get on the table and he starts rummaging through some drawers, looking at almost-empty bottles. (There was an unnamed assistant sitting there for reasons I never determined, entering stuff into the computer). Finally he assembles his voodoo kit, smears ointments just above my knee, sprays on a freezing/numbing agent, and jams a huge syringe into my leg to extract "fluid."

After milking it out for a minute or so, he manages to suck out about 50 ml of "Mellow Yellow," as he affectionately called it.

After that I got to walk do the hall to the infusion room to have a needle stuck in my arm for over two hours. A delightful afternoon.

Where do I sign up for snake therapy?

You pay for this?
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Was the assistant unamed since birth or was the assistants name unknown to you but actually had a name?
I cannot say. Our only communication was regarding drug refills.
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You pay for this?
Via BlueCross BlueShield
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Where do I sign up for snake therapy?
Maybe some local Snake Handlers could therapy you with their snakes.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Maybe some local Snake Handlers could therapy you with their snakes.
There are a couple of those places within a mile or so of us. I could get the mouse a hook.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Maybe some local Snake Handlers could therapy you with their snakes.
I don't think your typical neigbourhood snake handler is properly trained in homeopathic medicine. You need to know exactly where to place the snake and stuff.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I don't think your typical neigbourhood snake handler is properly trained in homeopathic medicine. You need to know exactly where to place the snake and stuff.
Oh I think the snakes know exactly where to go
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I made some special holiday oatmeal cookies. Started out by simmering, then soaking raisins, dates, pecans, and walnuts in some bourbon...
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I made some special holiday oatmeal cookies. Started out by simmering, then soaking raisins, dates, pecans, and walnuts in some bourbon...
Does not compute.
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(2) What was more complicated was the "aspiration" part. Now there's a euphemism. He was talking about how difficult I am as a patient, telling me that my last doctor must have mistakenly omitted me from her "problem patient" list when she left.
He does an Elaine on you?

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Tried on the specialized torch 1.0, low end shimano and some north west something.

Specialized looked and fit the best, the shimano felt tight and had a rachet system I wasnít a fan of.

The NWS were okay but color was ugly. Iím not super vain but my current shoes are ugly and if I am getting new ones if they donít match the bike I atleast donít want them to be ugly.

Gunna try on some bontrager tomorrow, nobody carries the Fizik in my area but the price was pretty good on amazon so I havnt ruled those out yet.
Do you have wide-ish feet? Because this is a pretty good summary of how those brands work for me, too. At this rate, just cut your losses and get some Lakes.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I made some special holiday oatmeal cookies. Started out by simmering, then soaking raisins, dates, pecans, and walnuts in some bourbon...
In early December, my wife got a big tin of assorted cookies from her employer. That day, my kids decided that they wanted to split one of the cookies for their bedtime treat (their sweets intake is limited, usually to something small before they start getting ready for bed). My son went digging through the layers in the tin and pulled out a chocolate chip cookie, broke it in two and gave one half to his sister. They took bites simultaneously. My son exclaimed in disgust as soon as he realized that he'd grabbed an oatmeal raisin cookie by mistake. My daughter took a bite, started chewing and then silently retched twice. I had some momentary concern, I really thought that she was going to puke, but it was one of the more funny things I'd seen in a while.
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I thought about taking a ride today, I'm just short of 5500 miles for the year and would like to cross that mark, but a quick test ride told me that it probably wouldn't be wise; we got another few inches today and it's deep enough that the studs aren't getting down to the ice/pavement, so it's pretty slippery. Maybe tomorrow.

Instead, I spent some time in the shop. I decided to work on a couple small projects as I get the feel for some of the new tools. Speaking of new tools, I've got a few more on way - should be fun.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
In early December, my wife got a big tin of assorted cookies from her employer. That day, my kids decided that they wanted to split one of the cookies for their bedtime treat (their sweets intake is limited, usually to something small before they start getting ready for bed). My son went digging through the layers in the tin and pulled out a chocolate chip cookie, broke it in two and gave one half to his sister. They took bites simultaneously. My son exclaimed in disgust as soon as he realized that he'd grabbed an oatmeal raisin cookie by mistake. My daughter took a bite, started chewing and then silently retched twice. I had some momentary concern, I really thought that she was going to puke, but it was one of the more funny things I'd seen in a while.
If you bite into a chocolate chip cookie that is actually an oatmeal raisin cookie ...

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