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  1. Medical Bill

    Relax, Mt_Rider, we are on the same side. Thank Obama. What has me burned right now is the VA vs Medicare. Our vets are getting slammed, full charges. They MUST take Medicare, be charged for it, but can not use it with VA. And YES, VA has the possible surcharges too.
  2. Medical Bill

    If 'causative' they can charge. Or our local hospital can. Type 1 diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking (to include 'environmental') and certain other genetics. Right now we are having issues with vets going to the VA, and Medicare not being billed.
  3. poverty cooking

  4. Link seems to be inop for me. Looking at the comments, seems to be a lot of fiction. We normally do not do fiction.

    We have learned a lot. 'Hard' or natural radiation does have cumulative. 'Soft' or artificial has a 'trip level', below which it is not cumulative, and there is a 'recovery period'. Most medical x-ray sources fall under that category. Still that seems a bit high, so again, take care.

    ??? Something not right. Rechecked my training notes... "all of us receive an average of 300 mrem (3 mSv) of radiation exposure to natural background radiation every year". Here it is 2mrem/day ('hot'), up to 6mrem in some areas out west. " 'Alert' level: 'artificial' source: 50mrem/day or greater". "Medical recovery time is 72 hours". Rechecking the per X-Ray dosage averages table... Thoracic spine (AP)- 40mrem Thoracic spine (lateral)- 30mrem Lumbar spine (AP)- 70mrem Lumbar spine (lateral)- 30mrem OK. Possible. She is using the medical tables, which is to your benefit. But as an FYI, industrial radiographers are allowed 200mrem/day. Please take care. Sarah
  7. A reminder... The ICSArchive took over our 'paperback book' section a few years ago. If you do not remember it, there is a verified public domain cookbook collection, most in the late 1800s to early 1900s. Let me do a quick dig for the url... http://www.icsarchive.org/icsarchive-org/paperback/cookbooks/ Wave when you visit, the Archivist is a 'goodun'. Sarah

    I hate those, always breaking the floss. Perhaps this will help. If you have something like an 'Ace Hardware', there there is a knickknack cookie jar display near the counter. One has two Swiss-army-knife toothpicks in a small leatherette case. They will hold the 'Glide' brand floss picks, and several of our ladies keep them in the change purse. In my case I have as backup a very old Swiss that I have replaced the pick in several times. The menfolk get a tiny pipecleaner-like pick in a sleeved holder from one of the advertising knickknack sites. The good sites will let you buy single unprinted demos. Sarah
  9. Cabbage

    Got apple bake pans? You know, you core the apple and put in pan, on spike, and bake.. Try coring apple sized cabbage from bottom, not all the way through like an apple, generous dollup of butter and bake. With electric oven, you might have to add some water. Done right, they are great.
  10. Chipped edge, dirty tube, weight our of balance (seriously! Casting fault.), dirty weight. I think you see where this is going. The low pressure not working while jiggling at higher is the clue. Also, if you have a black rubbery safety plug, could be it also, as it is leaking until moisture/pressure is great enough to seal it.
  11. You might want to do a bit more research. Depending on the type of 'cherry' tomatoes, you may want to steam peel first, those skins can be tough, you can end up with 'raisins'. Or, depending on the type, a quick dip blanching, to 'de-wax'.
  12. Events of this summer....aieee!

    I am so glad you are getting it all under control and got the 'script'. Actually, I am a bit shocked at that, a script/prescription required? Once again I bless our clinic/medical system over the 'medicare state' and all the crazy regs (with 'force of law'). I do not know the language, apparently, obviously. 'Concentrator' vs 'scavenger'. What I am calling a 'scavenger' strips the O2 and H out. We do not want either in our 'preservation' air. But then we refuse to waste the 'waste' O2. As for the H, that stuff is just too dangerous to even consider bottling. The 'R2D2' 'concentrator' unit sounds like a good deal, most I have seen, do NOT have the option to fill tanks. The spiked BP. The swelling. Cyclic O2 needs. Well, I am not a doctor, but I would be looking those meds over again. I just learned that one of our volunteers, who has been out a while (and I miss her!) is having similar 'swell' issues, tracked back to her amlodipine bresylate (BP med). Something about a combination with glucophage (she is a type II) and our odd genetics. All of our people have swelling, and BP, issues with the injection you get in hospital to prevent 'ward cough'. Hang in there. Sarah
  13. Events of this summer....aieee!

    Tanks? OK, a different part of the country, and altitude, and humidity, so maybe... Here tanks are for emergency and chair use. The 'medicare' o2 scavenger systems are what are issued now. Downside for us is that they are AC powered. There is, now, 'fanny' and 'belt' battery powered units but much too costly (artificially inflated prices), and are made to where you can not charge tanks from them. And they require a bit of humidity to function. We work with compressed air and filtration a lot, with the book preservation. The add-on in-line-with-hose o2 scavenger units are much cheaper, less than $200 (?) for charging scuba gear. These we use to charge the emergency/chair tanks. You might want to do some google on diving equipment. Here, the downside with them is the moisture, which you simply can not keep out of the tanks, despite several water filters/excluders/'spit valves'. Sarah.
  14. Jar totes

    That is the idea, but mine will have slip in partitions. And some sort of handles. That project has been put off. It is Fair Season, and I am much too busy enforcing the rules, judging, (and mediating!) But I got to take my man out to eat, and we got to laugh at the English antics at the 'demolition derby'. Sarah
  15. Think a gallon of gas is expensive?

    I know, resurrecting an old thread, but I got a PM on this, requesting source for empty, ready to fill HP 950/951 carts. eBay, Amazon, Jet, and others. ALL OVER. Depending on where you shop you can get some good deals, and bad. In this case, price for the empty rechipped carts is $33, on eBay, a 'fair' price. Bulk ink? Same locations. In this case, make sure it is 'pigment', not 'dye' ink, not 'universal'. And get that 'side port' adapter for the syringe, about $3, makes these carts much easier to fill, and not so rough on the rubber seals from using syringes.

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