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Re: Most Cancer Patients Die of Chemotherapy

#121  Postby Thommo » Mar 19, 2018 11:42 am

UltimoReducto wrote:What are you doing on a discussion board when discussion makes you uncomfortable?


Nothing, he left years ago.

Which begs the question why you're asking silly questions to yourself, after a spot of thread necromancy, I suppose.

Don't answer though - I don't actually care.
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Re: Most Cancer Patients Die of Chemotherapy

#122  Postby scott1328 » Mar 19, 2018 12:32 pm

Fallible wrote:We don't all come from the US.

My doctor and oncologist spent ample time with me, and I am from the U.S.
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Re: Most Cancer Patients Die of Chemotherapy

#123  Postby Fallible » Mar 19, 2018 1:43 pm

Good. I didn't for a second think it was as shit as UR made out. Just making the point to him, should he wish to acknowledge reality, that he's posting on an international forum.
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Re: Most Cancer Patients Die of Chemotherapy

#124  Postby laklak » Mar 19, 2018 1:54 pm

Haven't had to see an oncologist (Thank You, Baby Jebus), but my cardiologist and rheumatologist spend plenty of time with me and answer all my questions. It does help to be an informed patient, though, so you can ask relevant questions.
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Re: Most Cancer Patients Die of Chemotherapy

#125  Postby Scot Dutchy » Mar 19, 2018 1:57 pm

You must have paid enough.
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Re: Most Cancer Patients Die of Chemotherapy

#126  Postby Sendraks » Mar 19, 2018 2:06 pm

UltimoReducto wrote:
Anecdotes are pesky because they tend to undermine nice little theories worked out in the lab.


Anecdotes undermine precisely fuck all when it comes to science, because any cunt can rustle up an anecdote intended to "undermine" an aspect of science. However, to actually achieve undermining, one needs a rigorous data-set; something which anecdotes do not qualify as.
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Re: Most Cancer Patients Die of Chemotherapy

#127  Postby laklak » Mar 19, 2018 2:08 pm

$35 per appointment, because they're considered specialists. Ordinary doc is $10. Blood pressure and cholesterol meds are free, thyroid stuff costs me $4 a month. Insurance for the two of us is $213 a month. So not too bad, but it won't last. Good news is next year I get Medicare 'cuz I'll be older than dirt.
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Re: Most Cancer Patients Die of Chemotherapy

#128  Postby Scot Dutchy » Mar 19, 2018 2:10 pm

Wont you be in Africa lak?
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#129  Postby laklak » Mar 19, 2018 2:30 pm

Medicare will still cover me, though I have to pay for the services first and then claim the cost back. Toying with the idea of picking up a medical policy in Swaziland to supplement the Medicare, it's pretty cheap. All depends on income. Plus we'll be back here at least 3 or 4 months a year.

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Re: Most Cancer Patients Die of Chemotherapy

#130  Postby Scot Dutchy » Mar 19, 2018 3:01 pm

Yep. Always is. What is health care like in Swaziland?
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Re: Most Cancer Patients Die of Chemotherapy

#131  Postby laklak » Mar 19, 2018 3:57 pm

Pretty good for most ordinary stuff, if it's anything major you go to South Africa. Most of the medical policies include air ambulance to Nelspruit or Johannesburg. I'm in generally good health, just maintenance shit like blood pressure meds, so I'll be fine. I'm looking forward to good, cheap dentistry in South Africa, though. Fuckers here want almost $5000 for a permanent bridge and I can get the same done in S.A. for a tenth of that. My mother-in-law had all her front teeth, upper and lower, capped for R16,000, which is about $1300. Over here it would cost you a minimum of $10Gs for the same work.
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Re: Most Cancer Patients Die of Chemotherapy

#132  Postby Scot Dutchy » Mar 19, 2018 4:10 pm

I have other views about dentistry. I like my man to be local very local like 5 minutes around the corner but that is just me. Not for me. You have no problems relying so much on SA?

10 years ago I considered myself to be fit. I used to walk 50 kms a day without problem. Now I can make it to the shops and back.
I paid for my life style even though I never took drugs. Booze, women and long hours working (my choice) has taken its toll.
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Re: Most Cancer Patients Die of Chemotherapy

#133  Postby laklak » Mar 19, 2018 4:22 pm

We'll be in SA probably once a month, Nelspruit is only 2 hours from Mbabane. Lots of stuff available there that's hard or impossible to find in Swaziland. A lot of people go weekly for a day of shopping, movies, etc. Probably have to visit Joburg pretty regularly too, because of family, though it's a longer trip and you need to stay overnight.

I've got to get more active, I've been sitting on my ass too long and it's starting to take a toll. Booze, women, drugs and too much work. I eat well, and walk a bit every day, but it's not nearly enough. I need to get back on my bike.
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Re: Most Cancer Patients Die of Chemotherapy

#134  Postby Scot Dutchy » Mar 19, 2018 4:46 pm

If it was that easy. I took bloody drugs for my cluster headaches. Weight went up 10 kgs and wont come off. Stopped taking the buggers. My specialist then told me it can be one of the side effects! Terrible stuff turned into a zombie. I did not have headaches though. I survive the headaches now. Since then I just cant move much. I walk maybe 5 kms but that is it.
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#135  Postby laklak » Mar 19, 2018 5:23 pm

Old age ain't for sissies, and that's a fact.
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Re: Most Cancer Patients Die of Chemotherapy

#136  Postby Scot Dutchy » Mar 19, 2018 6:50 pm

laklak wrote:Old age ain't for sissies, and that's a fact.


With the cold though I do feel it. It is bitter outside.
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#137  Postby Cito di Pense » Mar 19, 2018 7:18 pm

laklak wrote:Old age ain't for sissies, and that's a fact.


Death stares me in the face. I pull a face. With the world going in its present direction, there's never been a better time to be old.
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Translation by Elbert Hubbard: Do not take life too seriously. You're not going to get out of it alive.
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Re: Most Cancer Patients Die of Chemotherapy

#138  Postby laklak » Mar 19, 2018 7:41 pm

Yep. Who wants to see Trump 2040? Not me, though I guess I could, if I'm unlucky enough to live to 86. There's always the 9mm Highway.
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Re: Most Cancer Patients Die of Chemotherapy

#139  Postby The_Piper » Mar 20, 2018 1:07 am

I'm close enough to Canada to escape if need be. :lol: :waah:
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