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A couple of weeks ago, I went to my medical clinic for chemotherapy.  Rather than lie to them, I told them that I had a cough.  I was refused entrance to the building and told I must take a Covid-19 t

I'm glad you're ok Mike. Went to the bank yesterday (had to make an appointment) to handle a significant  transaction that had a time limit on it. I have not really been anywhere since the walking dea

Hello Mplate! Sorry to hear of your health woes, but great to hear from you.  Doc  

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I'm on Procrit.  I get it at the clinic.  Problem is, I'm getting the slow acting version called Mircela? instead of the fast acting Epogen.  My doctor has requested the Epogen but the clinic has refused the request.  Even though I've topped out at 8.9 three weeks running, they won't switch to the Epogen.  My doctor has recommended changing clinics and it's looking like that's the way to go but I have to make sure I have transportation to the new clinic and that the new clinic will provide the Epogen.  If so, then I'll make the change.  The problem is that my current clinic is a private, for profit corporation.  The new clinic would be a not for profit corp..  A sick old man shouldn't have to worry about these things.  Just give me a kidney and I'll be on my way.

 

Believe it or not, the clinic wanted to send me to the hospital again on Friday.  Even though I took a Tylenol before heading down to the clinic. the forehead temp sensor indicated 100.2.  But, both the ear sensor and the moth sensor indicated 99.2.  I told them that, if they sent me to the hospital and they read 99.2 they would ship me right back to the clinic.  I said they were going to do that on Wednesday using the logic that I was Covid-19 negative so what difference did it make what the fever was from.  Eventually, the clinic. uncomfortably, bit the bullet and dialyzed me but unless this fever goes away, I fear I'm in for more hot potato treatment.  Maybe the new clinic will be different.  Fingers crossed.

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Just for the record, got my eighth Covid-19 test in two months this week due to yet another hospital stay.  Again, negative.  When are they going to start believing it?  I have end stage renal disease and virtually no immune system left.  If I had Covid-19 I would be on a respirator.

As an aside, this latest hospital stay proved beyond doubt that epogen would solve my hemoglobin problem yet my dialysis clinic still refuses to give it to me.  I will be changing clinics as soon as the paper work is complete.  So much for operating in the best medical interest of the patient.  My guess, their hoarding the epogen and selling it on the black market.

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Best wishes MP, get better Bud !

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We are all pulling for you Mike. I have to get my first test Tuesday?Wednesday when I arrive in Maine. I feel terrible you are being treated like this. I wish there was something I could do for you.

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Been many, many years since I posted on this forum.  As an "old fart" from the old days, I rarely come to the forum, but I just so happened to come here today, and saw your post, Mplate!  Sorry to hear of your troubles...gittin old is a bitch, man.  Often think of your visit to Eugene.  Here's to you getting this worked out.  I'll hoist one for you!

 

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18 hours ago, Daddyg said:

Been many, many years since I posted on this forum.  As an "old fart" from the old days, I rarely come to the forum, but I just so happened to come here today, and saw your post, Mplate!  Sorry to hear of your troubles...gittin old is a bitch, man.  Often think of your visit to Eugene.  Here's to you getting this worked out.  I'll hoist one for you!

 

Daddyg, good to hear from you.  I'm glad this forum is still available to connect old time Gilroy riders such as yourself with others.  I remember Eugene well, also.  I had just crashed the bike up on the Washington coast.  Both the bike and myself had seen better days.  Thankfully, both were in adequate shape to make the ride back to the Bay Area.  I have a picture of us from the Eugene encounter but I have to rebuild the mirror it's on before I can post it.  Might take a day or two, it's a big mirror.  Still in Eugene?  Still got the Chief?

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I'm breaking a record here w 2 posts in 2 days!  

Yep, was supposed to meet you on the WA coast that trip, but shit happens 🤪  It was great that you could make it here anyway.  Still got the Chief, and still in Eugene.  Riding it a bit less these days but still running great.  Spent the last half hour lookin through the photo archives, but can't seem to locate that pic.  That I recall, we had some brown water we were hoisting!  

Wishin you well, Mike!

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Don’t let anything happen to that mplate!

need to catch one more ball game with that old fellow!!!

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https://flattenthefear.com/news-article/covid-19-facts-that-flatten-the-fear/

 

JOB CREATORS NETWORK FOUNDATION

COVID-19 Facts That Flatten the Fear

Updated as of 8-10-20

 

  • In 2020, as of August 5, fewer Americans have died on average per day in the U.S.than in 2017 (includes all causes).

 

Updated as of 7-20-20

 

The CDC recently revised its death rate estimate down to just 0.4 percent.

 

One percent of counties in the country account for nearly half of all Covid-19 deaths nationally.

 

Ten percent of counties account for nearly 90 per-cent of all deaths.

 

Roughly 30 percent of the counties in the country haven’t experienced a single coronavirus death.

 

Nearly half of all coronavirus deaths have come in nursing homes.

 

In many states, nursing homes and assisted liv-ing facilities account for far more than half of all deaths—around 80 percent in Minnesota and around 70 percent in Ohio.

 

More than 80 percent of all Covid-19 deaths are among those over 65 years old.

Those aged under 55 account for just eight percent of all Covid-19 deaths.

If you are 34 years old or younger, your probability of dying from Covid-19 as of June 3rd was 0.0005 percent.

The overwhelming majority of deaths are among those with at least one other underlying medical condition.

For six percent of the deaths, Covid-19 was the only cause mentioned.

Most ICU admissions—in some cases 75 percent or more—aren’t Covid-related.

The resumption of elective—yet vital—surgeries is contributing to increased ICU-utiliza-tion rates around the country.

• More children die each year from the flu than Covid-19.

Children rarely display serious symptoms from Covid-19 or infect others. Some scientists believe children are a “brake” on transmissions.

After European schools reopened, there was no observable increase in Covid-19 cases.

The American Association of Pediatrics and the National Academy of Sciences conclude that children can safely return to school.

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United States Deaths Clock

 

TickTock ClickClock

 

https://www.indexmundi.com/clocks/indicator/deaths/united-states

 

The Live Death Clock shows deaths are down for 2020 about 1 to 2% as compared to average total.

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2 hours ago, CHIEF DOC 99 said:

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Bwahahaha. That's funny. We all know its kept that cold so the micro chip they are implanting doesn't start functioning until it reaches body temp.

 

 

Al  :)

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Something happened to me this weekend that never happened to me before.  I went blind in my left eye. I tried to schedule an appointment with my ophthalmologist but was told that I wouldn’t be let in the building because I have a runny nose.  It’s winter time and I have a cold but it could be Covid-19 so just go blind. Luckily, my sight returned Monday.

I'm going to Atlanta for an evaluation interview for a kidney at the end of the month.  I will need dialysis while I'm there.  In order to get dialysis in Atlanta, I have to get a COVID-19 test before I leave. However, nobody would test me because, at the time, I had no symptoms. They're only testing patients now with symptoms. I’d put money on a runny nose not qualifying as a symptom but I’ll never know because my nephrologist ordered the test for me.

Now, I'm having problems because my doctor ordered the test I need for Atlanta.  The order shows up in the system so doctors I have want to cancel my appointments because I must have symptoms otherwise why would I be getting the test?

I feel like stepping on an ant and grinding my heel, twice.

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And the first rule of medicine is still  'do no harm',  right?

Good you got sight back in that eye.

Best of luck with that new kidney chance, Mike.

Some rural counties around here have relaxed enforcement of CoviD protocols.

Maybe find a county near you with a truly human sheriff and medical community.

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My latest concern is that I won't know the results of the test until I get to Atlanta.  If they're  positive, I'm screwed.

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4 hours ago, mplate said:

My latest concern is that I won't know the results of the test until I get to Atlanta.  If they're  positive, I'm screwed.

Which Atlanta are we talkin' here?

Atlanta, Ga

or is it

Atlanta, California
Atlanta is an unincorporated community located in San Joaquin County, California.
Its elevation is 62 ft and is located at 37°48′47″N 121°07′15″W.
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Georgia.  I have to go out of state to get a kidney these days.  Emperor Newsom has decreed it so.  I have a niece in Atlanta which is key as they need you to have somebody in the area who can keep an eye on you during the six week recuperation period.

 

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