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Addiction LXXVII

Old 01-19-20, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
That's about civil twilight here, in eastern time zone.


So Knoxville, being roughly halfway between NY and KC, has how much useful daylight left when N.Y. is dark and KC is bright? The fact KV is in the eastern time zone (just barely) is irrelevant.
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No one commented on my 30K. Sigh. It’s going to be a couple years before I get to 40K.
Apparently no advance advertising provided. Sad.
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Apparently no advance advertising provided. Sad.
Next time I will look into hiring a PR firm.
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One of my cycling friends moved to Tn. He was going to join me on a group Zwift ride, but then realized with the time difference it would be too early. Should I introduce him to Velo Vol?
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Better a Millennial be, than a Boomer.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
I'll post it before @rjones28 does. He isn't.
I wasn't going to post.
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BTW the recipe I gave for oral rehydration therapy was developed for people and places that may not have fancy measuring equipment. It works great in most cases.
I forgive you. Plus it gave us something to bicker and argue about, which is nice.

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I wasn't going to post.
uh huh.
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Washing machine drain pump installed and running like a champ. So, what's my next project for the in-laws?
Are we meant to guess?
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Without fanfare, my healthcare quandary.

My witch doctor has prescribed me Remicade (infliximab). This seems reasonable enough. None of the several drugs I've tried over the last three years have worked well enough. My last witch doctor talked several times about trying it. OK.

Unfortunately Remicade is an IV-drug. I can't take it on my own. I have to go somewhere for a nurse to administer it. Here's where the problem arises.

The witch doctor clinic has its own "infusion center" where it naturally sends me for treatment. Stop right there. I don't know the ins and outs of insurance payments, but they're not doing this for free. They're making money when they give this drug. Correct me if I'm being overly-suspicious, but I've got an issue with a doctor possibly deriving pecuniary gain by choosing one treatment over another. Only the patients' finances should be an issue when considering one drug versus another.

That said, there's a second issue: convenience. This place is limited in when you can come in. Basically only weekday mornings and early afternoons (but not Friday). I've had three appointments made. Two of them got changed because issues with the nurse being there. The last one was supposed to be Wednesday afternoon. They called an hour beforehand and cancelled it because the nurse "had an emergency." Mind you these are three+ hour blocks of time I have to set aside.

I don't know how practical it is, but I'm tempted to look to an independent infusion center. Is that unreasonable? Should I just suck it up and stick with the machine treatment?
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
No one commented on my 30K. Sigh. It’s going to be a couple years before I get to 40K.
In the grim darkness of the future?
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So Knoxville, being roughly halfway between NY and KC, has how much useful daylight left when N.Y. is dark and KC is bright? The fact KV is in the eastern time zone (just barely) is irrelevant.
I don't know. It's light enough at 6:00 p.m. to still be cycling on the roads without lights.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Better a Millennial be, than a Boomer.
Maybe we should just stop tossing people into boxes so that we can make lazy generalizations about them.
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One of my cycling friends moved to Tn. He was going to join me on a group Zwift ride, but then realized with the time difference it would be too early. Should I introduce him to Velo Vol?
Don't Zwift. Same time as you.
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Maybe we should just stop tossing people into boxes so that we can make lazy generalizations about them.
I'm Gen X. No one care about us enough to even bother.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
No one commented on my 30K. Sigh. It’s going to be a couple years before I get to 40K.
Kudos?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Without fanfare, my healthcare quandary.

My witch doctor has prescribed me Remicade (infliximab). This seems reasonable enough. None of the several drugs I've tried over the last three years have worked well enough. My last witch doctor talked several times about trying it. OK.

Unfortunately Remicade is an IV-drug. I can't take it on my own. I have to go somewhere for a nurse to administer it. Here's where the problem arises.

The witch doctor clinic has its own "infusion center" where it naturally sends me for treatment. Stop right there. I don't know the ins and outs of insurance payments, but they're not doing this for free. They're making money when they give this drug. Correct me if I'm being overly-suspicious, but I've got an issue with a doctor possibly deriving pecuniary gain by choosing one treatment over another. Only the patients' finances should be an issue when considering one drug versus another.

That said, there's a second issue: convenience. This place is limited in when you can come in. Basically only weekday mornings and early afternoons (but not Friday). I've had three appointments made. Two of them got changed because issues with the nurse being there. The last one was supposed to be Wednesday afternoon. They called an hour beforehand and cancelled it because the nurse "had an emergency." Mind you these are three+ hour blocks of time I have to set aside.

I don't know how practical it is, but I'm tempted to look to an independent infusion center. Is that unreasonable? Should I just suck it up and stick with the machine treatment?
That is as sketchy as a first-year art student.
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Maybe we should just stop tossing people into boxes so that we can make lazy generalizations about them.
It's the world we live in now.

FWIW, well said, and I agree 100%.
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So Knoxville, being roughly halfway between NY and KC, has how much useful daylight left when N.Y. is dark and KC is bright? The fact KV is in the eastern time zone (just barely) is irrelevant.
man made time zones have discrete boundaries but in reality the sunlight is continuously changing. Sunset in your eastern part of the time zone is much earlier than the western part of the time zone. Probably 30 minutes or more. Think about the longest day of the year in June at the Alabama-Georgia line. On the Georgia side (eastern time) it gets dark at 9:20 PM, if you take 1 step into Alabama (central time), it is dark at 8:20 PM

I am not sure if that is your question but I hope this helps.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Without fanfare, my healthcare quandary.

My witch doctor has prescribed me Remicade (infliximab). This seems reasonable enough. None of the several drugs I've tried over the last three years have worked well enough. My last witch doctor talked several times about trying it. OK.

Unfortunately Remicade is an IV-drug. I can't take it on my own. I have to go somewhere for a nurse to administer it. Here's where the problem arises.

The witch doctor clinic has its own "infusion center" where it naturally sends me for treatment. Stop right there. I don't know the ins and outs of insurance payments, but they're not doing this for free. They're making money when they give this drug. Correct me if I'm being overly-suspicious, but I've got an issue with a doctor possibly deriving pecuniary gain by choosing one treatment over another. Only the patients' finances should be an issue when considering one drug versus another.

That said, there's a second issue: convenience. This place is limited in when you can come in. Basically only weekday mornings and early afternoons (but not Friday). I've had three appointments made. Two of them got changed because issues with the nurse being there. The last one was supposed to be Wednesday afternoon. They called an hour beforehand and cancelled it because the nurse "had an emergency." Mind you these are three+ hour blocks of time I have to set aside.

I don't know how practical it is, but I'm tempted to look to an independent infusion center. Is that unreasonable? Should I just suck it up and stick with the machine treatment?
I would show up two hours early to preclude the one hour cancellation.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I'm Gen X. No one care about us enough to even bother.
what's that in bear years?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I'm Gen X. No one care about us enough to even bother.
GenX is numerically much smaller than the two generations around it, so it's paid much less attention for marketing and everything else. Also, I'm pretty sure the conflict has been intentionally stoked, but that's a topic for a different forum.
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fun question of the day. Meant to ask this earlier. When climbing a hill, does one pick the gear they wish to tackle the said hill before starting so they don’t change gears while climbing, or use the gears that you have as needed? Today I shifted up, was doing 24 mph when starting the hill with a cadence of 115 half way through the hill speed dropped to 19 mph, cadence hit 89 so I down shifted but it was under load which doesn’t feel healthy for my bike.... as I am typing this I feel that I am over thinking this.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Without fanfare, my healthcare quandary.

My witch doctor has prescribed me Remicade (infliximab). This seems reasonable enough. None of the several drugs I've tried over the last three years have worked well enough. My last witch doctor talked several times about trying it. OK.

Unfortunately Remicade is an IV-drug. I can't take it on my own. I have to go somewhere for a nurse to administer it. Here's where the problem arises.

The witch doctor clinic has its own "infusion center" where it naturally sends me for treatment. Stop right there. I don't know the ins and outs of insurance payments, but they're not doing this for free. They're making money when they give this drug. Correct me if I'm being overly-suspicious, but I've got an issue with a doctor possibly deriving pecuniary gain by choosing one treatment over another. Only the patients' finances should be an issue when considering one drug versus another.

That said, there's a second issue: convenience. This place is limited in when you can come in. Basically only weekday mornings and early afternoons (but not Friday). I've had three appointments made. Two of them got changed because issues with the nurse being there. The last one was supposed to be Wednesday afternoon. They called an hour beforehand and cancelled it because the nurse "had an emergency." Mind you these are three+ hour blocks of time I have to set aside.

I don't know how practical it is, but I'm tempted to look to an independent infusion center. Is that unreasonable? Should I just suck it up and stick with the machine treatment?
What could possibly be wrong about looking for someone else to provide that service? I am so glad I work in a socialist system.
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Think about the longest day of the year in June at the Alabama-Georgia line. On the Georgia side (eastern time) it gets dark at 9:20 PM, if you take 1 step into Alabama (central time), it is dark at 8:20 PM
What if you step north into Tennessee?
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