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[#] Thu Aug 17 2017 10:37:44 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I don't know how NY worker's comp works, but in IN, you can be
receiving medical treatment, paid for by the company's WC plan, and
still work and earn your regular pay, if the doctors have indicated
that you can work.

Now that I have written permission from a doctor, that's what I'm doing.
I got a note from the doc that says I can't drive to work or use public transportation, but I can work from home and/or be driven to an office. WC is absorbing my medical expenses.

It's good for me to be doing a bit of work again.

[#] Mon Aug 28 2017 19:30:06 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Just got back from Teh Doc a few hours ago. The cast came off so they could inspect the incisions, which I'm told are healing nicely. Then another cast went on. I'll be back in two weeks and if things continue looking good they are going to switch me to one of those robo-boot things, but it'll still be quite a long time before I can put *any* weight on it.

Doc cleared me for "doing stuff" -- in other words, I can be out and about, I can go to work if someone else drives me, I can go to church, or out to dinner, or whatever, and that's cool. I've also switched from a walker to crutches. Originally I felt wobbly on crutches but now I'm hopping around nicely on them.

I was hoping to have some nice long chats with a good friend who I know has been on crutches a couple of times, but he's not answering my texts. :)

[#] Mon Aug 28 2017 22:10:58 EDT from wizard of aahz

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I might owe you a call or two.. as well as a visit. It's been a little crazy here.

[#] Wed Aug 30 2017 11:07:53 EDT from Ladyhawke

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Be happy you weren't in TX this this week vs the first week in Aug....



[#] Wed Aug 30 2017 12:33:10 EDT from wizard of aahz

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Yeah, I'm heading to New Orleans in a couple of weeks. Want to make certain it's still above water.

[#] Wed Aug 30 2017 14:12:51 EDT from Ladyhawke

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Wed Aug 30 2017 12:33:10 PM EDT from wizard of aahz
Yeah, I'm heading to New Orleans in a couple of weeks. Want to make certain it's still above water.

NOLA flood conditions seem to depend on a roulette spin these days.  Travel safely!



[#] Wed Aug 30 2017 15:29:01 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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The part of Texas I was in hasn't been hit by the flood, but still, it's good to not be there. I might be going back in October, if I'm able to fly by then (fly? I can't even walk).

[#] Tue Sep 05 2017 11:54:34 EDT from zooer

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For the third time in the past few months our pharmacy has told a member of my family that a medication isn't available because of a " nationwide drug shortage".  Has anyone else experienced this problem? 

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/drugshortages/default.cfm 



[#] Tue Sep 05 2017 13:26:32 EDT from Ladyhawke

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Huh, can't say that I have, Zoo.  Aside from the annual flu shot shortage, that is....



[#] Tue Sep 05 2017 15:24:32 EDT from zooer

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One of the drugs that isn't available is a very popular blood pressure drug. I was a little upset that we did not receive notification that the drug wasn't available.



[#] Wed Sep 06 2017 12:33:18 EDT from fleeb

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Hmmm... I haven't heard of this shortage, although these days my partner requires something for his blood pressure.

[#] Wed Sep 06 2017 13:29:48 EDT from wizard of aahz

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Stop causing Melvin's BP to rise. This is all your fault.

[#] Wed Sep 06 2017 16:03:51 EDT from Ladyhawke

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Sorry, Aahz, but you know it really can't be fleebie's fault.....

Cause, Rule #4



[#] Sun Sep 10 2017 00:29:01 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I seem to remember Aahz being very kind to Melvin when they cam up to visit.
Can't invoke R4 here. I think it's safer to use my go-to rule and blame Facebook.

[#] Mon Sep 11 2017 16:05:30 EDT from Ladyhawke

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<laughs>  Maybe it's time for an Amendment



[#] Mon Sep 11 2017 18:32:16 EDT from wizard of aahz

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I like Melvin and still don't believe that he's willing to put up with Fleeb for this long.

[#] Tue Sep 12 2017 17:12:01 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I finally got my cast off.  Just short of 6 weeks post-op, I now have a boot.  I'm still NWB and cannot walk in the boot, but at least I can take it off in the shower.

I won't disgust anyone by showing photos of my swollen, scarred, dried-out foot.  :)

Doc says I'm ok to travel, at least from a medical point of view.  My next trip is in two weeks, which is just short of 8 weeks post-op.  My wife thinks I'm insane to want to go on a trip.



[#] Tue Sep 12 2017 23:54:52 EDT from wizard of aahz

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Make sure you let her see the pictures of the ladder you'll be climbing

[#] Wed Sep 13 2017 09:45:25 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Riiiiiiight. No ladders for me this time. In fact, if I go back to Texas in October, I may request that they bring out the ladder that I fell from, so that I can beat it to smithereens with a sledgehammer (while sitting comfortably).

Airports are pretty easy, actually. They're required by law to push you around in a wheelchair if you ask.

[#] Fri Sep 15 2017 08:02:29 EDT from fleeb

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I'm surprised he's endured me this long as well.

As for his blood pressure, I use it to figure out when someone else is fucked up. If Melvin passes out and starts to have heart failure, I know that he's dealing with a major asshole.

I am looking for less impactful alternatives to figuring such things out, though. And to becoming less of an asshole so he doesn't die. 'Cause I think that'd suck.

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