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Nothing life threateningly serious, just chronic and becoming expensive with all the copays involved, Michael.

I'm pretty good at shrugging! I just get a kink from it every now and then!

I haven't seen a movie in a theatre since the Passion of the Christ, I believe, Brad. Maybe I can get the Passion of Ayn Rand on DVD. Although the book definitely sounds superior.

Maybe the Star Trek folks simply ran out of ideas!
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Actually, I did see the Passion of Ayn Rand.

*chuckle*

How odd.

I'd forgotten I'd seen it.

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     Decent health insurance would be a useful thing, don't you think?
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I guess it wasn't that memorable then, Karen!
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I have decent health insurance, Bob. Even so, it's expensive to be hit with multiple co-pays for different things in a week's time when it's not in the budget.

I already had to postpone a dental appointment (not that I am too upset about that!) for now because I can't cough up one more co-pay this month, and I have to see if the pharmacist can fill just half of my two prescriptions on Monday. I hope they can do that.

Nothing is 'free', for some folks at least.
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     I wonder what the situation would be  for you under National Health Service in Great Britain or under the Canadian system.  As visiting foreigners, when Elaine or I got sick in London, we were seen on a walk in basis, we had to pay a fee and we paid a small fee for prescriptions.  Perhaps $20.00 for the doctor or so, though I don't think the locals paid out of pocket, and we paid maybe$15.00 for the meds, which is what we pay here for the co-pay for out cheap meds.  I think the locals don't pay anything out of pocket.

     I don't know what it would be in Canada now.

     More importantly, I'm sorry you're sick, and I hope you get better very quickly.  Elaine and I had some really foul colds and had us coughing like industrial accidents in a boiler factory for 3-4 weeks each, and I hear that's been sweeping the nation like a top forties tune or a new broom, whichever most takes your fancy.  Get better soon.  Then kick some dentist Rear end.

     Just think, no matter how bad it gets, You could be at the dentist.  You could be at the dentist.  You could be at the dentist.

     Then click your ruby slippers three times.

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     You're a better straight man that Serenity, Mike, who made the remark about a "better Friday" on Good Friday.  Why let a little thing like reality get in the way of a good pun?  And if I guy can't find a reason for a drink, he's not trying hard enough. Finding a reason not to drink, now there can be a challenge.

  
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People are paying for the healthcare in Canada and Great Britain, Bob, through their taxes.

My copays are quite reasonable, just not when lumped all together in one week!

Thank you for your concern for my health. That's kind of you. But it's not me, it's my husband.

And yes, all things considered, I was thrilled to have to cancel my dental appointment!

And I agree, finding a reason NOT to drink can be the real challenge! So since I don't like challenges I guess it's a good thing then that the inclination to drink is not one of my weaknesses, 'cause if it was I'd probably be bombed most of the time.
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LOL! I found an excellent reason not to drink....it's called coumadin.  

Happy Easter, Bob. May your wild hare never desert you!  

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     Any reason good enough is fine with me, Mike.  I do have a lot of wild hairs, though I've had my haircut for the short term and I'm looking a bit short on top.  My beard looks a bit long, but it's well trimmed these days.  My wife keeps pulling me back from my Z.Z. Top ambitions.  

     Yee-Haw!  Hop hop hop.  Thud.
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     With the coumadin, it's not an exaggeration to call you A Big Bruiser any more, is it?  Still healing from the operation, and I hope continuing to get better.
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Actually, what I remember about the movie was that the camera lens didn't seem able to report about this woman's life without also making some rather snarky asides about her sexual proclivity.

I remember THAT.

After all she'd said, all she'd done, that was where the camera was pointed...er, so to speak.

Pardon me while I tap my sandals together, and say,

"There's no place like Rome..."

(cute togas, all!)
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Big bruiser sums it up pretty well, Bob. Haven't had any reoccurances or complications in two years now so hopefully it's now a dead issue.

Thanks for asking. I appreciate it.
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I just don't like the Coumadin.



Nope.

YOU be well.
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an order I will be happy to follow! Thank you, gal
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     Has anybody seen the much discussed movie yet?  If they have, they haven't shared what they think of it.  I'm interested in hearing.
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Meet John Gault:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Edward_Hickman
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This one is a great movie!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ukJiBZ8_4k
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I agree....it is.
 
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