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fishonjazz

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I had to switch primary care doctors so I had to go through all my prescriptions again (6 and counting), including my long-standing scrip for Percocet. This is more the state of California and the federal government pet peeve than my Dr. but they make you feel like a criminal for needing something for chronic pain. I have never abused it. I've used it off and on for a long time responsibly, and it's only had a positive impact on my quality of life. Every now and then I work with a pain specialist to mediate dependence and tolerance, switching to other things temporarily like methadone, and then back. I take maybe 2 per week on average (granted they are 10 mg oxy, so the tolerance part is real). But getting my prescription from the new doctor was hell. A narcotic consult, where they looked at me like I'ma druggy begging for more heroin at the methadone clinic. Signing a dozen sheets of paper with every contingency imaginable. And since I'm a long time user, according to the state, mandatory meetings with a pain specialist (which I do anyway) that feels like setting up appointments with my parole officer. And then, I go to fill the prescription and my insurance sees it as a new prescription so they will only allow 7 pills to start with. So I have to go back to my doctor to get her to send In a new prescription for the full amount (I used to get 90 at a time, then the law changed and I could only get 60, and the law changed again and now I can only get 30 at a time or the state requires a questionnaire and a follow up with a different doctor to confirm it's medically necessary). So I'm at her office waiting getting nothing but the side-eye from the nurses...uh-oh, here's anthem junkie, it says... So she comes out and at least she is cool about it. She sends in my new prescription.

Damn they make it hard for people who legitimately need it to get the required meds. Hate that so ****ing much.

If I want to feel like a criminal junkie I'll start making meth again. ****ing hell.
I want some! Not cause I need it at all but I would love to abuse some
 


LogGrad98

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Paper towels in public restrooms that require you to pull one out at a time, but the paper is complete garbage and instantly turns to mush with the least amount of water so you have to rip off tiny little mushy pieces until enough of your fingers are dry that you can actually pull an entire sheet out of the stupid dispenser.
 

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Paper towels in public restrooms that require you to pull one out at a time, but the paper is complete garbage and instantly turns to mush with the least amount of water so you have to rip off tiny little mushy pieces until enough of your fingers are dry that you can actually pull an entire sheet out of the stupid dispenser.

I’m not sure which is worse, this or the 1980’s era blowers that move less air than the wing of a mosquito.


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I’m not sure which is worse, this or the 1980’s era blowers that move less air than the wing of a mosquito.


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I’m not sure which is worse, this or the 1980’s era blowers that move less air than the wing of a mosquito.


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The 80's blowers give free bacon.

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In truth, there have been studies that all air dryers circulate bathroom particles and are not sanitary:



Even worse, many people don't adequately wipe their ***, so when they swim they leave fecal matter in the pool. 10 grams on average for kids.

About 8 in every 10 pool inspections find serious health code violations. Of those eight, one will be so serious that the pool has to shut down immediately. Lots of these violations have nothing to do with the actual detection of bacteria or viruses. They’re more to do with whether there are enough disinfecting agents in the pool. But that’s exactly how you end up with outbreaks—failing to disinfect properly. The CDC estimates that half of all spas are in violation of the health code and that one in nine should be closed immediately. That’s gross. Communal water is gross. On top of that, chlorine, which breaks down the walls of bacteria and viruses, is not effective at killing Crytosporidium. One sick person can contaminate an entire pool.
 

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Paper towels in public restrooms that require you to pull one out at a time, but the paper is complete garbage and instantly turns to mush with the least amount of water so you have to rip off tiny little mushy pieces until enough of your fingers are dry that you can actually pull an entire sheet out of the stupid dispenser.

Hanging out in public toilets again? We have a whole bunch of good laws against that in this country. You should be ashamed of yourself....
 

LogGrad98

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Hanging out in public toilets again? We have a whole bunch of good laws against that in this country. You should be ashamed of yourself....
Wait there are laws against hanging out in restrooms? Well good thing I can still place hidden cameras then.
 

LogGrad98

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The 80's blowers give free bacon.

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In truth, there have been studies that all air dryers circulate bathroom particles and are not sanitary:



Even worse, many people don't adequately wipe their ***, so when they swim they leave fecal matter in the pool. 10 grams on average for kids.

About 8 in every 10 pool inspections find serious health code violations. Of those eight, one will be so serious that the pool has to shut down immediately. Lots of these violations have nothing to do with the actual detection of bacteria or viruses. They’re more to do with whether there are enough disinfecting agents in the pool. But that’s exactly how you end up with outbreaks—failing to disinfect properly. The CDC estimates that half of all spas are in violation of the health code and that one in nine should be closed immediately. That’s gross. Communal water is gross. On top of that, chlorine, which breaks down the walls of bacteria and viruses, is not effective at killing Crytosporidium. One sick person can contaminate an entire pool.
Mark Rober did an episode on pee in the pool. My take-away was essentially if a pool smells like a standard pool, that means there is pee in there. He showed there are like gallons and gallons of pee in a standard public pool. My policy is I do not swim in public pools.

Of course the ocean is full of fish feces and such, and lakes are full of their own contaminants. Unless you are only swimming in your own pool, or a neighbor's you trust, where you can somewhat control cleanliness, be prepared to swim in fecal matter pretty much wherever you go.
 

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I want some! Not cause I need it at all but I would love to abuse some
My new prescription is 15's. Had to get a waiver for them, but I had been taking 1 1/2 of the 10s, so it was time to step it up. Well technically it isn't "percocet" but essentially the same thing (oxycodone), can't remember the brand.

I am still looking to get an MRI on my neck to see what has gone sideways and hopefully reduce or eliminate the need for pain meds. That is the goal anyway. However getting in to get an MRI, especially since I have to be sedated, is a lot like getting into the DMV without an appointment on a Friday afternoon. Only extended out by several months. The only local place I can do it is Loma Linda University Medical Center, but the don't have any availability until at least August this year. Sucks. And then it will cost me $3.5k minimum as that is the individual deductible on our health plan, plus then 20% "coinsurance".

Man our medical system just sucks.
 


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