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  2. Just saw this thread. Sorry Tim. My dad has Alzheimer's. It's a bitch.
  3. Well, this will be interesting. Chapel Hill has 12” of “sneaky water” (snow) on the ground. No care takers. I ain’t scared. I think mom’s with it enough to got to the hotel 100 yards away if the power goes out.
  4. Moshe

    Big Pharma

    I hate Oxy. I was given it once after surgery. It did nothing for the pain, and only created constipation. I tried to give them back to the doctor. She would not take them. I ending up flushing them. With a tore up from the floor up back, and declining muscle, throw in some fibro for fun, and I live in pain every day. They give me hydrocodone for it, but it does not cut it. Now, there are there are things you can get hooked on. I know a fat woman who is on morphine, and has been on morphine. Nothing in the world is wrong with her, except she has a small bulging disk in the middle of her back, probably from being fat. Mine has come from disease and a rough and tumble life. I have complete arthritis in my neck. I get some doozies of migraines with that. I remember when she first showed up, she asked me what I did for back pain. I explained injections, unless I want my entire spine redone. She said, she didn't do that, and wasn't interested. She stated in Maryland they prescribed her morphine. Her husband moved with his corporate job, and she followed, but stayed close to Nacadoches, where the doctor there would give her, her desired morphine fix. So, the moral of the story, is you can live in congenital pain, hell, and get your monthly scrip of hydrocodone, take random piss tests, which I do, to prove I am not using illegal substance, which I never have. Or, you can find a pill pusher that will get you addicted to high level stuff, and be hooked for life. The only side effects I have had from stopping cold turkey, is pain, and hitting the can a lot. I am sure if this woman ever runs into a brick wall with the morphine, she will be in a sweaty, barf ridden hell, with the shakes. Morphine is powerful stuff. I have only been hit with that during a hospitalization. So, I can imagine daily doses of it must be brutal to let go, especially if you are just using to get high, which she was/is doing.
  5. Paul53

    Anti-vaxers

  6. janice6

    Anti-vaxers

    Nothing except death is 100% guaranteed.
  7. Paul53

    Anti-vaxers

    Measles, among other diseases, is making a come back. Just ignore all the evidence that vaccinations are safe and effective, make up your own data, and you can be an anti-vaxer! Ironic isn't it that vaccinated parents deny their children vaccinations. This pic is from a nursing web site.
  8. holyjohnson

    Big Pharma

    the job of the pharmaceutical companies is to create and sell drugs. they made the drugs,hooked people then raised the prices.just like a dealer does.
  9. Boogieman

    Big Pharma

    I've known three people that were prescribed oxy. One had terminal brain cancer and wasn't long for this world. The other two had serious back/neck injuries. Even though neither misused both of them wound up physically addicted and had long painful withdrawals. Sad that it took so long for a President to care about the opioid crisis. If President Trump weren't elected the issue would have been swept under the rug by yet another administration.
  10. DWARREN123

    Big Pharma

    Well a good part of the fault falls on the misusers of the drugs.
  11. Paul53

    Big Pharma

    I'm not against making a profit, but a company lied to docs about oxycontin being addictive, sells the brand name and the generic, sells a drug to treat opiate caused constipation, and opiate withdrawal. Really? Colbert does a good job on this one. For years I've complained about how profit driven your health care, or lack of it, are. Criticized even by people on GT. Sorry if this offends you.
  12. All I can say is dang. My wife had a good friend that had similar problem. Not much one can do except toughen up and work your way through.
  13. So I came to visit mom at my sister’s behest. My sister said mom was going down hill fast. I got there and mom is fine. I spoke with the caregiver and she confirmed that mom doesn’t need 24/7 caregivers. Mom gave away her car, gave up (voluntarily) her credit cards, and my sister has to counter sign all checks over $250. My assessment is mom would be fine with 4 hours a day of caregiver, mainly for help running errands. She needs a life alert that is cellular based. She also desperately needs new level walk ways in front and back of the house. What she has now is dangerous. Mom has lost around 5-10% function, not horrible at age 82. My sister is hysterical, not funny hysterical, like panicking hysterical.
  14. Well, mom is back in her house with 24/7 aides. My sisters were there for the transition. I guess it will be one fire to the next. Just waiting for the next crisis.
  15. not for nothing but you`r Mom sounds like my Mom`s Mom,i`m certain they named a Hurricane after her. that`s a **** situation man,keep you`r head up and take time for yourself.
  16. Playing her usual reindeer games. Sowing misery and chaos for her enjoyment. The neurologist told her that she shouldn’t go back to her house, so in the blink of an eye, he went from hero to zero mean *******. She is going back home. She’ll hire someone to be at her beckon call. Peel her grapes, fetch her meals, draw her baths, milk baths of course. my sister there is about to wash her hands of her. This is nothing new. My mother was devastated that I would not leave, “that woman” and rescue her. She can not be helped. She is only “happy” when others are miserable. When I had a car repossessed, she laughed. she is in for a real **** show and there is not one damn thing that can be done.
  17. been awhile Tim. hows you`r Mom doing?
  18. Thanks, I’m barely holding it together. It’s starting to turn ugly with my oldest sister. Oh well, I warmed my mother, she chose not to listen. A hard price to pay as she will soon not remember how she got herself in the pickle she is about to find herself in.
  19. man,i`m sorry to hear that. is`nt there a way to get reviews for Assisted living homes in the area,maybe a better place? i`m not sure in you`r area where the best deals for housing is,in city or suburbs or what. you got broad shoulders,wish i was more help. God Bless.
  20. I thought about your question and found I am not smart enough to offer a suggestion for you. Sorry. God Bless.
  21. ***update*** Mom is in a nice place cam sister. Well, we thought it was nice. They, the staff, forgot about mom completely on Tuesday. This put them on her **** list, understandable. Mom really wants out, NOW. Mom wants to go to her home. Problem is she let the place fall down around her ears. So she can’t go back there. Besides,my sister has said she can not handle Mom’s care by herself, very understandable. Mom wants me to come back to take care of her in her house. I’ve been trying to build my practice and a life here in AZ. If NC allowed me independent practice, that might be on the table, but they don’t, so that’s off the table. Staying where she is out. She could live with my sister in Texas, along with my sister’s children who hate my mother, always have. My mom is not a people person, so there is that. Or she can live with my wife and me. We will have to buy a house for this to happen. Mom’s dementia is progressing faster than I expected. A question, Should I be looking on the outskirts or in town closer to services?
  22. Prayers to you,you`r sis and you`r mom. God Bless.
  23. Well, my sister calls and tells me mom fell and was being transported to the hospital. My sister told me mom’s leg wasn’t shortened or rotated. Turns out it IS broken. My sister is a trooper.
  24. NPTim

    Day 4 of the new practice

    Holy ****! Any guesses about how much color copies are? TRY 60¢ ****ING CENTS EACH! I almost had a ****ing heart attack! What do they use for ink? GOLD?
  25. NPTim

    Day 4 of the new practice

    So I was trying to get in touch with someone, ANYONE at the company that supplies my EMR, no soap, nada. I was going to ask them to suspend my account until I have 15 paying subscribers. Well since it is such a hassle to get in touch with them, I’ll just drop them altogether. But I can talk to anyone there. They do not return phone calls. Hang on to your seats, it’s going to be a bumpy night (ride).
  26. I am sorry for your having to go through this with a loved one. It is a miserable sentence for all involved. So far from quick and painless. Horrible to see a sentient being wither and fade away, while you are overcome with love and grief. My heart goes out to you and all people with family that must go through this. I hope your mother and your family find some way to get through this. God Bless you and yours for taking care of her.
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