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Alien Spaceship landed in my yard last night

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#21 by valerie » Sat Apr 03, 2021 18:17

@Darkstar2

The majority of this came about because I smoked cigarettes when I was younger,
so I thought it would be good to take the fairly new Low Dose CT Scan for smokers.

In other words, the old way to check the lungs was simply be doing a Chest X-Ray.
But now with CT Scans they can get a more accurate view of the lungs.

I told my regular physician I wanted to have the lung scan and he made the appointment.

That's how most of this started.

The Low Does CT Scan led to another CT Scan which led to a PET Scan which led to
3 specialist due to 3 spots appearing. Kidney doctor, Throat doctor, Heart doctor.

In regards to the colonoscopy, I had that done about 7 or 8 years ago. Since they
discovered and removed polyps, I am to get tested every 5 years. I'm behind on it (no pun intended).
Yes, they place an iv and sedate/knock you out completely.

No they don't prescribe coke but I can drink it if I want to.

It goes like this:

Tomorrow Sunday I cannot eat solid foods. I am allowed to drink black coffee, tea, juice,
soda pop (pepsi, coke, dr pepper, etc and clear liquids), broth from any soup, bouillon,
jell-o, and popsicles except red. At 6pm I drink one bottle of magic brew and over the
next hour I drink 32 oz of water. I can continue to have clear liquids until the witching
hour (midnight).

Monday morning at 7am, I drink brew from the second bottle. Again over the next hour
I drink 32 oz of water. After 10am, I consume nothing until after my colonoscopy.

While everyone else is enjoying an Easter dinner, I will be downing the brew and
admiring the decor of my bathroom.....frequently.
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#22 by suraraj » Sat Apr 03, 2021 19:35

valerie wrote:
josealvesjr wrote: The other day I read a story about a woman who broke her leg on a sidewalk in NYC. Bystanders who came to her aid wanted to call for an ambulance but the woman said "please call for an Uber" because I´m not insured and an ambulance will cost $3.000. I hope that was Fake News.

I would guess that is true. An ambulance is expensive. Since it was NYC, I am guessing the prices
for ambulance service is even higher than some other locations.

Most of my office visits are $82.00 per visit.

One of my labs is $227.33 (vampire)

The ear nose throat doctor for scope was $437.00 (nosey doctor (get it?))

The lab for the adrenal gland was $1,234.05 (they took my blood and should have paid me, vampires)

Pet scan was $11,763.40

The contrast solution shot in my veins for the pet scan was over $3,000.00

The cat scans (2) was over $2,000.00 each.

I could go on but I will stop there.

I'd estimate a total of approximately $30,000 to $40,000 including the upcoming
colonoscopy Monday. Think of me when you are eating your Sunday Easter dinner....
I be drinking water and coke. :(

These are all under your insurance coverage? What is the insurance coverage and the premium per year?
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#23 by rajukurup » Sat Apr 03, 2021 20:29

valerie wrote: @Darkstar2

The majority of this came about because I smoked cigarettes when I was younger,
so I thought it would be good to take the fairly new Low Dose CT Scan for smokers.

In other words, the old way to check the lungs was simply be doing a Chest X-Ray.
But now with CT Scans they can get a more accurate view of the lungs.

I told my regular physician I wanted to have the lung scan and he made the appointment.

That's how most of this started.

The Low Does CT Scan led to another CT Scan which led to a PET Scan which led to
3 specialist due to 3 spots appearing. Kidney doctor, Throat doctor, Heart doctor.

In regards to the colonoscopy, I had that done about 7 or 8 years ago. Since they
discovered and removed polyps, I am to get tested every 5 years. I'm behind on it (no pun intended).
Yes, they place an iv and sedate/knock you out completely.

No they don't prescribe coke but I can drink it if I want to.

It goes like this:

Tomorrow Sunday I cannot eat solid foods. I am allowed to drink black coffee, tea, juice,
soda pop (pepsi, coke, dr pepper, etc and clear liquids), broth from any soup, bouillon,
jell-o, and popsicles except red. At 6pm I drink one bottle of magic brew and over the
next hour I drink 32 oz of water. I can continue to have clear liquids until the witching
hour (midnight).

Monday morning at 7am, I drink brew from the second bottle. Again over the next hour
I drink 32 oz of water. After 10am, I consume nothing until after my colonoscopy.

While everyone else is enjoying an Easter dinner, I will be downing the brew and
admiring the decor of my bathroom.....frequently.
Reading this I feel so sad my dear sister .i pray on this holy day that you may live healthy for another 20-30 years. yes people in their younger ages live merrily without even thinking that future may bring such casualities. it is no ones fault but the nature of humans. Some people smoke all through their life but live healthy till their death .i think everything is related to our genetic code
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#24 by valerie » Sat Apr 03, 2021 22:32

Yes, our DNA plays a huge roll in not only who we are but how susceptible we
may be to disease. BUT, it is not a catch all. With today's science we can discover
many diseases early. Of course, our actions also play a heavy roll such as smoking,
drinking, drugging, over eating, etc.
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#25 by tasman1 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 23:27

Nice topic , Medical and insurance info for US citizen in time aliens roam on farms
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#26 by Darkstar2 » Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:31

josealvesjr wrote:
Darkstar I do not know how it ended but I hope visitors/ tourists who go to the USA make sure that they are fully covered . Another story I remember reading was about a woman and her husband vacationing in the US and they had travel insurance. The woman suffered an acute appendicitis attack and was taken to the hospital and operated to find out later that this was not covered by the insurance. Hospital bill $115.000.

Indeed, there are plenty of horror stories like that, you can read about them, a lot of people overestimate their insurance coverage, they think they have enough coverage, and some people even travel without insurance (morons!!!), why ? Because they think they are healthy, and nothing will happen to them, and how they travelled 500 times and nothing happened. WELL, the one time they decide not to get insurance is the time something will happen to them. LOTS of stories and LOTS of lives were DESTROYED due to unexpected illness or injuries and not being insured. It's LAW here to get auto insurance, it should apply to travel too. There were many stories of Canadians travelling without insurance, because after all a good full coverage travel insurance is quite expensive, especially if you are travelling as a family, so for hubby, wife, kids, etc, it can add several thousands to your bill.........BUT some Canadians are paying DEARLY for their mistake, there are stories all the time about Canadians travelling on vacation and coming back home with a hefty invoice of several hundreds of thousands of $, so they lose their homes, their retirement, their savings, EVERYTHING. There was even a story of a man who was required to spend 30+ days in a hospital, his bill was close to $1 million ! He is going to live his entire miserable life wishing he had paid that $1200 travel insurance. The last thing you want is to take a million vacation you cannot afford right ? :P Many people travel WITH insurance but not the right coverage, they never question what is covered what isn't, and by how much, that's another huge problem.

Also insurance companies offering COVID19 insurance is a big joke, insurance companies are part of the scam, and are ENABLERS in encouraging people to travel against the recommendation of science, where people should be staying home instead of travelling and spreading the virus......naughty insurance companies :D I wonder how that works out, insurance companies offering COVID19 insurance, even though the risk of getting COVID19 is high right now, how does that work out, if you do travel in the US and get COVID19 there and end up in an ICU for a few weeks / months, your bill will easily exceed a half a million or MORE, like it did for that man who spent 30+ days due to COVID19, his bill was close a million $, but it was later stated he had insurance , I think, but still, insurance companies should know better, another industry corrupt to the bone.
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#27 by Darkstar2 » Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:01

valerie wrote: @Darkstar2

The majority of this came about because I smoked cigarettes when I was younger,
so I thought it would be good to take the fairly new Low Dose CT Scan for smokers.

In other words, the old way to check the lungs was simply be doing a Chest X-Ray.
But now with CT Scans they can get a more accurate view of the lungs.

I told my regular physician I wanted to have the lung scan and he made the appointment.

That's how most of this started.

The Low Does CT Scan led to another CT Scan which led to a PET Scan which led to
3 specialist due to 3 spots appearing. Kidney doctor, Throat doctor, Heart doctor.

Well, they should have run a full body scan whilst they were at it :) I guess better safe than sorry right, better catch anything early than later, especially w hen nowadays cancer is a plague that eventually happens to 1 in 3!!! scary stuff.

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In regards to the colonoscopy, I had that done about 7 or 8 years ago.

:o 7-8 years ago ? That's too long, it would be better every 3-5 or depending on each case, some will require even sooner than that. Yeah polyps are common and normal as one grows "older" :P Fortunately most of the time they are benign - but from the moment you get polyps removed, you should get tested more frequently, like every 3 years, or sooner depending on the type, size or how many they found I guess. Everybody over age 50 should consider getting the procedure......... I'm pretty sure for those of us not used to having things stuck up our arses, it's not a pleasant experience, just the thought of a large 5 inch diameter hose up your arse is scary - I guess you can say it takes a lot of guts :P

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discovered and removed polyps, I am to get tested every 5 years. I'm behind on it (no pun intended).
Yes, they place an iv and sedate/knock you out completely.

Hmmmm 5 years and polyps ? How many did you have removed, what size ? Isn't 3 years safer ? I would imagine if you are starting to develop multiple polyps, it would be wiser to get them removed sooner than later, I'm also sure it is not pleasant having tons of polyps snatched from your gut, yes they actually get snatched out :D Yes of course you won't feel a thing, but there are risks in the procedure, and in the wrong hands, important risks. Not everybody is knocked out completely, I guess it depends on your threshold of pain or the doctor. I have family members who get the procedure and they don't get sedated or knocked out, they are fully awake and aware, it's just uncomfortable as they have to inject AIR inside your guts and you feel tickling or like some snake is roaming inside your guts - but there again, some people get full sedation whilst getting a tooth filled :D arseholes were not meant for 20 inch hoses to be poked into - Surely we are in 2021 there must be better ways to diagnose colon health, and only leave the insertion of tools when really needed, like to remove polyps :P Of course there are virtual colonoscopies, but they are limited and not as accurate. Then you have stool culture, for occult blood, but there again it would only catch something when it is already too late rather than prevent it....... Why do our bodies have to be so complicated :D

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No they don't prescribe coke but I can drink it if I want to.

Good for you - so you won't need polyp removal, all that coke'll dissolve them on their own - you know what they say about Coke, strong enough to clean a toilet bowl, strong enough to clean your guts - and I'm pretty sure if Coke can dissolve an elephant's tooth, it can dissolve polyps :lol:

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It goes like this:

Tomorrow Sunday I cannot eat solid foods. I am allowed to drink black coffee, tea, juice,
soda pop (pepsi, coke, dr pepper, etc and clear liquids), broth from any soup, bouillon,
jell-o, and popsicles except red. At 6pm I drink one bottle of magic brew and over the
next hour I drink 32 oz of water. I can continue to have clear liquids until the witching
hour (midnight).

Clear liquids, broth, yummy :P Only 32oz of water, that's it ? That's 2 bottles of water, that's only 1L - People I know who had the procedure had to drink 4-6L.

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While everyone else is enjoying an Easter dinner, I will be downing the brew and
admiring the decor of my bathroom.....frequently.

Yes Valerie, very very very very frequently and wondering where all that came from :mrgreen:

Yeah as if, I'm sure people are "enjoying" their COVID Easter reunions amidst the 3rd and 4th wave of variants :P
As you are pondering your faith on the toilet during the great floods, remember that this procedure could be saving your life - you can postpone your dinner, and you can have a blast and indulge after the procedure (well ok not exactly :lol: )
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#28 by valerie » Sun Apr 04, 2021 13:30

Doctor Darkstar2, the scans are from head thru thigh. This how they discovered the spots
at my throat, heart/lung, and kidney.

Doctor Darkstar2, polyps are common. If benign polyps are discovered, they suggest having
another colonoscopy in about 5 years. It's not an exact but it is suggested.

Doctor Darkstar2, At 6pm tonight, I am to mix water with one bottle of the special brew into
the prescribed cup. I am to drink it and within one hour, I am to drink 32 oz of water. I may
continue to drink water, black coffee, tea, broth, etc. At midnight, I am not allowed anything.

Doctor Darkstar2, at 7am tomorrow morning, I am to mix the second bottle of specialized brew
with water, just as I did the previous evening. Again, consume 32 oz of water within one hour.

Yes doctor, the growling grows within the confounds of ye old tummy. I suspect within 2.5 hours,
the growl will soon be forthcoming from elsewhere.
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#29 by tasman1 » Sun Apr 04, 2021 14:40

ops , error , wrong post
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