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Velo Vol 06-22-20 07:22 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21547000)
No, but does quantitatively decreased medical attention make it worse?

If I could not obtain drugs it would be worse. It's debatable how much attention I'm getting these days. I've had one appointment with an actual doctor in the last year.

datlas 06-22-20 07:23 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21547012)
Went swimming this morning for the first time since the pandemic started. Holy crap that was hard. At least the neighborhood pool is now walking distance.

Did you wear a mask?

seedsbelize 06-22-20 07:23 AM

I've been wanting to get back to doing my floor workouts, but can't find a convenient time. Of course it has to happen first thing. Of course it does. But it's too easy to stay in hammock, playing with the phone. And then it gets to be too late. Riding before the heat and all. So I think I'll do it after my ride. But then I'm tired. And around and around she goes. Today there will be no morning ride(sad), as I have to go to the city in search of that washer part. So today could be the day. The first day if the rest if my life.

LAJ 06-22-20 07:41 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21546995)
I never tire of quoting my physician grandfather, who said, “There is no medical condition so benign or insignificant that, in the hands of a competent physician, cannot prove fatal.”

As for “medically induced coma,” maybe it will start bothering me now, but it hasn’t in the past. Of course, “coma” is not a useful term and should never be used in the clinical setting.


That's good stuff.

Is your car running right? Well, we can fix that too....

LAJ 06-22-20 07:42 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21547014)
Too me it seems a little to soon for them to come conclusion that “most seem just fine.”


Many are just as fine as they would be had they visited the doctor 30 times with their minor ailment.

MoAlpha 06-22-20 07:43 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21547040)
Did you wear a mask?

Long-suffering spouse has started swimming at the neighborhood pool. They are limiting numbers and requiring reservations. She says it's fine. Probably a net positive, all things considered.

MoAlpha 06-22-20 07:52 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21547061)
That's good stuff.

Is your car running right? Well, we can fix that too....

I should point out that, despite my cynicism, all the evidence I have seen says our @datlas is a thoughtful, careful, and conservative, physician and I am sure his patients benefit in proportion to his time with them. I would go to him with complete confidence.

Bah Humbug 06-22-20 08:03 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21547037)
I kept my Z4 to use as a winter bike / all road bike / trainer bike but have no real desire to ride it. It won’t fit anything bigger than a 25mm tire and the R3 feels better on dirt with 28s.

right now it’s sitting in my storage unit

S1 won’t fit anything bigger than a large 23 or small 25. It’s really uncomfortable on Texas roads.

I should find a steel 650B all-road. Just, not now.

Bah Humbug 06-22-20 08:04 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21547040)
Did you wear a mask?

Nope. There was not another person in the area.

phrantic09 06-22-20 08:15 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21547089)
S1 won’t fit anything bigger than a large 23 or small 25. It’s really uncomfortable on Texas roads.

I should find a steel 650B all-road. Just, not now.

I’m intrigued by all road bikes but struggling to find a sufficient use case. Not a whole lot of gravel dirt in my immediate area that I know of (but I may be looking in the wrong areas) and the places where there is dirt, the R3 is fine.

phrantic09 06-22-20 08:18 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21547064)
Long-suffering spouse has started swimming at the neighborhood pool. They are limiting numbers and requiring reservations. She says it's fine. Probably a net positive, all things considered.

My wife has started open water swimming again, I paddle along beside her in a kayak so she doesn’t get hit by a careless boater. None of our pools (indoor or outdoor) are open.

I wish I could swim, but my technique is awful.

seedsbelize 06-22-20 08:24 AM

Of course once I finally start exercising I don't want to stop, and feel immeasurably better for it. You'd think that would be enough.
In other news, I imagine you are all on the edge of your seats wondering about the finger. It is now flexible enough that the tip of the thumb can easily touch the distal knuckle--on the palm side. A week ago that couldn't be done. And my energy level continues to improve daily. Soon I will be better than normal.

seedsbelize 06-22-20 08:25 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 21547120)

I wish I could swim, but my technique is awful.

Same

datlas 06-22-20 08:33 AM

Hmm....looks like the era of telemedicine might be coming to an end.

Medicare will continue to cover this service as long as the "State of Emergency" is still on, which is indefinite.

Our lovely local 800 pound gorilla company who controls most of the non-medicare health insurance market here has decided to stop covering telemedicine effective July 1st.

Sad.

MoAlpha 06-22-20 08:40 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21547146)
Hmm....looks like the era of telemedicine might be coming to an end.

Medicare will continue to cover this service as long as the "State of Emergency" is still on, which is indefinite.

Our lovely local 800 pound gorilla company who controls most of the non-medicare health insurance market here has decided to stop covering telemedicine effective July 1st.

Sad.

Short sighted, IMO, especially given the current data on outcomes. Looks like a bad business decision too; don't they reimburse a lot less for telemedicine visits?

Trsnrtr 06-22-20 08:40 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21547079)
I should point out that, despite my cynicism, all the evidence I have seen says our @datlas is a thoughtful, careful, and conservative, physician and I am sure his patients benefit in proportion to his time with them. I would go to him with complete confidence.

Me, too.

Velo Vol 06-22-20 08:43 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21547146)

Our lovely local 800 pound gorilla company who controls most of the non-medicare health insurance market here has decided to stop covering telemedicine effective July 1st.

Weird. The signals I've been getting is that it's here to stay.

berner 06-22-20 08:44 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21544683)
We haven't even really tamped it down, not without the lockdowns continuing. We don't have a really good grasp on transmission. We have no idea about long-term effects.

You are right. Somewhere I read recently that if this were a baseball game it would be the second or third inning. For readers outside of the US who are not familiar with baseball but might be with basketball, it is the end of the first quarter. Don't know the soccer equivalent reference.

LAJ 06-22-20 08:46 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21547079)
I should point out that, despite my cynicism, all the evidence I have seen says our @datlas is a thoughtful, careful, and conservative, physician and I am sure his patients benefit in proportion to his time with them. I would go to him with complete confidence.


Absolutely. There are good people in all professions. The trick is to find them. How do you find a good doctor? A good electrician? A good auto tech? Let me know when you solve that conundrum.

seedsbelize 06-22-20 08:46 AM

The miracle of the telephone! And the even greater miracle of having the ability to speak Spanish on the phone. It opens up whole new worlds.
The part won't be in til next Monday or Tuesday. Looks like I can ride, if I get going post haste

seedsbelize 06-22-20 08:48 AM


Originally Posted by berner (Post 21547168)
You are right. Somewhere I read recently that if this were a baseball game it would be the second or third inning. For readers outside of the US who are not familiar with baseball but might be with basketball, it is the end of the first quarter. Don't know the soccer equivalent reference.

Baseball is a very close second to soccer, here.

LAJ 06-22-20 08:49 AM


Originally Posted by berner (Post 21547168)
You are right. Somewhere I read recently that if this were a baseball game it would be the second or third inning. For readers outside of the US who are not familiar with baseball but might be with basketball, it is the end of the first quarter. Don't know the soccer equivalent reference.

The second yellow card for the guy that looked at the guy with the ball.

Velo Vol 06-22-20 08:51 AM

<==Holding out for tele-infusions

datlas 06-22-20 08:56 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21547157)
Short sighted, IMO, especially given the current data on outcomes. Looks like a bad business decision too; don't they reimburse a lot less for telemedicine visits?


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21547166)
Weird. The signals I've been getting is that it's here to stay.

Some pay similar to office visits, some pay less.

Medicare is covering for the duration of the public health emergency. Most private insurance companies tell us they will cover it through at least July 31st or even later, but this one big player says they are stopping it. I hope that changes. Even their radio advertisements were pushing how they are covering telemedicine.

berner 06-22-20 08:58 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21547178)
Baseball is a very close second to soccer, here.

Not surprising. Ted Williams, one of the greats was Mexicano.


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