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Escaped commieny

   Escaped commieny posted on Shopper's Beware Caveat Emptor  Response to GC: I am being treated for Marginal Zone B-Cell Lymphoma. I received the same diagnosis & treatment plan from three doctors. Bendamustine is the 1st line treatment recommended. Eagle Pharmaceuticals has the Exclusive license and patent to 2031, it is distributed by Teva for commercial activity in the US, resulting in NO competition or generic. This is only one of the 4 drugs in my chemo treatments. They sell it wholesale to the clinic, who in turn sells it to me retail, OK I guess that is capitalism, although the 60% profit seems excessive, it gets better, they sell it in bags for one-size-fits-all, so a 100lb person (me ) buys the same bag as a 300lb body, my left over can't be used for anyone else. The clinic charges my insurance over $30,000 a month. Well, July 8th was my 65th birthday, so the employer's contract w/insurance states, once you are eligible for Medicare, you are terminated. So, when I contacted the clinic, they said Medicare only covers $16,000 for the treatment. Believe me, I have spent 2 months researching everyone and everything. Made some enemies, tough. Ended up purchasing the supplement plan to avoid bankruptcy and government Penalties for non compliance and able to continue treatment. I am so PO'd, the last thing I want is the government involved, have had to fight with the VA for 46 years over DH's treatments, the whole reason we have paid through the nose for private, employer sponsored insurance plan. Stock Tip: buy stock in NASDAQ: EGRX it will be a money maker until 2031.
PS: My PET scan shows great improvement so I will continue to fight, research and be an advocate for others that are being ripped off. See my note below about the Lidocaine.
July 20 at 07:38 EST .

   Escaped commieny  O/T , Molly Mayhem, the 95 lb Lab, thanks you for the tip about Chewy, she has a new doggie bed. Nice company.
And, publish the name of the company that is ripping off patients, far and wide, glad you told the Doctor, he can confront the sales rep that pushes that stuff, maybe can get a 'free' sample from them if they want to keep the account. Latest fad seems to be 'shaming' so might as well use it for good.
July 20 at 07:58 EST .

   Grahamcracker  EC, I'm so sorry you are experiencing both a lousy disease and unrealistic medical costs to treat it. When one is so ill you don't need the added burden of hassling with insurance. The good news is your PET scan results! May you continue to improve. I will add you to my prayer list.
FYI, the cream Alcortin A, distributed by November Pharma, LLC, manufactured by Sonar Products, inc. Fortunately, I will not need this cream after this tube runs out. If it were a life or death situation, I would be up the creek.
Glad you like Chewy. They seem to be an A-1 company!
July 20 at 15:49 EST .

   Grahamcracker  Just re-read my comment. It isn' t November Pharma, it is NOVUM Pharma. Auto correct strikes again!
July 20 at 15:51 EST .

   Escaped commieny  Thanks for the prayers. I am doing very well, no bad side effects, just have to watch the platelets and white count is low, so no public appearances! I spend more time on research and paperwork.
I believe I reacted so well due to my diet, vitamins and supplements but the doc said don't take that stuff, eat what you want, well excuse me ! another thing I found out - nurses or docs that give out nutritional information rather than the poison treatment can be turned into the 'board' at some clinics & can lose their license. I did stop some that would thin the blood ( like niacin ) but stayed with some of my antioxidants and noninflammatory when my joint pain started and still the drugs did their job. She told me they would interfere but I listened to what my body told me. I am so glad you won't be needing that cream, buy gold it's cheaper !!! LOL I left the first clinic because of poor customer service and filed a complaint with the state, they still owe me for an overcharge. The reason I looked into being an advocate, was watching the crying patients and screaming spouses, I don't have a medical background but my career was in industrial research and degree in accounting, so I can help in those areas.
July 20 at 16:14 EST .

   Escaped commieny posted on Dogs, Cats & Critters  Pondering.
   July 16 at 21:01 EST .

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   Escaped commieny posted on Main Page The Lobby  Northern California fires- Sounds like our prolific mother ship poster - TimberQueen
aka: Robin Rohr author of TeaParty:American Revolution 2.0 - is in it's path. Let us Pray.
   July 9 at 14:36 EST .

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   Escaped commieny posted on Politics  H/T JoeDan Gorman newsletter:
If congress were farmers the crop would fail, the livestock would die and the weeds would be over the top of the barn.” Charlie Daniels

   July 7 at 18:48 EST .

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   Escaped commieny posted on Main Page The Lobby  Need some Tech help. thanks
   July 7 at 17:48 EST .

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   Tulsa  Saw your comment at 'computers'. It's over my pay grade. I believe StormCtr has a backup program for all her files.

I've read good and bad about the 'cloud'. Personally, I would prefer what StormCtr described she uses. I will try to flag her down for you and ask her to comment at Computers, etc.
July 8 at 12:24 EST .

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   StormCnter  Thanks for the flag, Tulsa. I'll comment on the Computers page.
July 9 at 05:43 EST .

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   Escaped commieny posted on Computers &Tech Issues  I have so much health research saved in bookmarks and emails from health professionals,
WHAT is the best way to save it ? Brighthouse suggested either a solid state external hard drive or a 'personal' cloud. I don't have a clue about either of these choices. I need a geek for input.
I think I would have to open each email individually to save and each bookmark folders' individual links I guess there is not a way to save the folders and then be able to open them from the save ?? Like I said I am lost ??????
July 7 at 17:47 EST .

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   Tulsa  Going for help, Escaped. Hope you have an ans. soon. I've spread the word.
July 8 at 12:48 EST .

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   Tulsa  While you are waiting on real help. Carbonite is backed up in the cloud. There is a charge for that one, I believe.

You could buy a pack of cds and copy files to those...just number the CD's.

There is a free program at for free email back up.

Also search 'backup files and email' and then read, read, read.

Surely someone else will offer help here.
July 8 at 13:43 EST .

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   StormCnter  Tulsa has done a good job of offering information for your question, EC. I have Carbonite, which constantly backs up the files I have designated. In addition, I have a cabinet full of external drives that I use from time to time. Carbonite and the similar "cloud" programs do require a subscription fee. I consider it a good investment. An external drive cost varies according to its capacity. They're easy to use, particularly the small flash drives.

I have been on AOL for more than twenty years and I save my emails to AOL's cloud. The capacity isn't limited and it's free.

Here's a list from Best Buy which includes some of the very large capacity external drives and the smaller capacity flash drives.
July 9 at 05:59 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  I will compare bestbuy with my amazon prime. BestBuy, Daytona Beach Techs suck so I don't give them any business. My main question, I wasn't clear, when saving Email's or Bookmark Favorites, do you have to open each individually to save ????
July 9 at 14:53 EST .

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   StormCnter  No, EC. I have a folder for Saved Emails (remember I use AOL and AOL makes that easy ), then I include that folder in any backups I am doing. As for Bookmarks, those are easily saved in a similar folder, too. The method is slightly different for each browser, but none are difficult or complicated. If you tell me what browser (s ) you use, I can give you a link with instructions.
July 10 at 05:32 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  I use Firefox with Adblock, Ixquick search, Windows 7 Home (sure miss Windows XP Proff ) and Windows Live Mail, my email is through the ISP roadrunner.
July 10 at 13:07 EST .

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   StormCnter  For Firefox, here are the instruction for backing up your Bookmarks:

If you are using Win7Home and have used Outlook for your email, here are those instructions:

Your search engines (as Ixquick ) don't store bookmarks, those are stored with your browser.

And here are instructions for backing up your Windows Live Mail.

Here are instructions for backing up your email in Roadrunner:

You may want to store the folders on your Desktop. I prefer storing them in Documents because my Desktop gets so cluttered.

I hope this helps.
July 10 at 13:27 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Thank You
July 12 at 22:05 EST .

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   Escaped commieny posted on Jokes  Tyrone
was having trouble in school; his teacher was always yelling at him, "You're driving
me crazy, Tyrone; can't you learn anything?
One day Tyrone's mother came to school to see how he was doing. The teacher told her honestly that her son was simply a disaster, getting very low marks,and that
she had never had such an unmotivated and ignorant boy in her entire teaching career. Tyrone’s mom, shocked at the feedback, withdrew her son from school and moved out of Detroit, relocating to Cleveland.
25 years later, the teacher was diagnosed with irreversible cardiac disease
Her doctors all strongly advised her to have open heart surgery, which only one
surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic could perform.
Left with no other options, the teacher decided to have the operation, which was
remarkably successful. When she opened her eyes after the surgery she saw the
handsome young doctor who headed her surgical team smiling down at her.

She wanted to thank him,but could not talk. Her face started to turn blue, she raised
her hand, trying to tell him something, but quickly died.
The doctor was shocked, wondering what went wrong so suddenly. When the doctor
turned around to leave the room, he saw Tyrone, now a janitor at the Clinic,had
unplugged the life-support equipment in order to plug in his vacuum cleaner

If you thought that Tyrone had become a heart-surgeon, there
is a high likelihood that you voted for

July 5 at 17:30 EST .

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   Escaped commieny posted on Pet Peeves  Why and when did YouTube start having a rainbow flag next to their logo ? I am tired of the left redefining words and symbols. We were on the road one Christmas and saw a double rainbow from ground to ground in the Virginia hills and took it as a gift from the Almighty and it didn't cross our minds to think it was about the "I don't know what I am's"
June 29 at 09:19 EST .

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   MeiDei  AHA - This came up in solving a cryptoquote:
"Men may be ruined by attempting to appear that which Nature has not intended them to be." Aesop

Aesop's fables were my early childhood reading material - even in the first few years in grammar school.
July 4 at 12:57 EST .

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   MeiDei  I'm surprised - Aesop's fables are the source of many truisms - even today centuries after Aesop the slave composed them; have a look, see.
July 9 at 17:17 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  My younger sister had Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons on, so I remember "fractured Fairy Tales" (creates a mystery why she turned into a rabid liberal, I think she must be adopted )

When I was her age I watched Mickey Mouse Club, one that taught 'life lessons' was Bugs and Foghorn, but only the adults got the innuendos, now it's PC this & that and Heathers 2 mommies and we wonder why a lot of kids are so offensive, need safe places,& get participation trophies.
July 11 at 12:21 EST .

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   GO3  Warner Brothers Loony Tunes were an important part of my childhood. Heck, those characters made more use of demolitions than the combat engineers. And you're right. Loony Tunes were shorts for feature films in the day, so they were made for adults. If one is against Loony Tunes then that person is not a conservative. BTW, I've got the complete three box set of Loony Tunes. IMO, the very early cartoons were just as surreal works of art as later Disney cartoons, and very under-appreciated.
July 15 at 01:11 EST .

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   MeiDei  My son always remembers the classical music cartoons used to have; haven't seen one in ages so I don't know if they still do.
July 15 at 10:40 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Oh, GO3, Warner Bros. have the original Bugs in a vault, I wanted them so much for DH, treat yours like gold. I did find a Foghorn Leghorn that makes him ROTF, they say they were spliced up and won't redo them or digitize (sp ) them. Info from some collector I read on the internet, sigh.
July 20 at 15:56 EST .

   Escaped commieny posted on The Range 2nd Amendment  Guess this wall won't be active until PDT shuts down the domestic spy ring, NSA, DHS, IRS and doctors asking kids- mom and dad have weapons ?
June 24 at 11:14 EST .

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   Safetydude  Oh well, EC we could open a discussion, pro and con, about suppressors. Here in FL they are now legal and when I have enough pennies in my piggy bank I'm having one installed on my Ruger SR-45.
No tactical reason, I just think they are cool and a great conversation starter at the range.
I wouldn't put one on my home defense piece 'caus if I ever had to fire on an intruder I'd want all the noise.

Any thoughts?
July 9 at 22:46 EST .

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   Escaped commieny posted on Shopper's Beware Caveat Emptor  I wish I could have thanked Balogreene for the Zulily site. Doctor was teasing me to find clothes that fit, so I ordered v-neck tunics for port access. with long sleeves to cover the chicken skin, and for the first time 'skinny' leggings. I didn't want to invest in expensive clothes because I plan on getting the weight back when done with this darn poison they call chemo. I found the quality just fine and price didn't break the bank. I miss her, we had birthdays just a month apart, and as Birdy said, her recipes were really different, some times I had to look up the ingredients!
June 23 at 08:21 EST .

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   MeiDei  Ditto almost all the above - still look as if I'm 2 weeks out of a concentration camp - well maybe 8 weeks ; )
June 28 at 20:14 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  took your advice for the port, but even after 3 months, it still hurts.
Doc says it is because I am skinny, the blasted thing sticks out and can't wear top 'under garments' so I wear wild hippy print tunics. Can't eat the things that would make me gain, cancer goes after sugar, 17X's what normal cells would use, so I eat nuts,berries and protein. PET scan tomorrow will tell if complete response vs partial or none. They will probably take 10, nail-biting days to tell me.
June 29 at 09:11 EST .

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   MeiDei  Get a prescription for a tube of **Lidocaine, put a generous amount on port button, cover loosely w/bandaid about an hour or so before they access it .... should only feel slight pressure - no pain.
** about $7.00 for a large tube.
June 29 at 15:22 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Have to tell you a true story, appropriate for shopper's beware !!
Doc gave me a 'script for Lidocaine, Walgreen's emailed me for pickup, 2 tubes $89.00, and insurance won't pay, so I called UHS, they said we don't pay for over the counter . Can you believe it, I took my $6.99 receipt and the Walgreen email quote and gave it to my vampire girl to forward to the doc. Warned all who would listen.
June 29 at 17:23 EST .

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   MeiDei  Good grief - prescription is stronger than OTC - my plan paid for all but $7.00 - every plan is different but that's ridiculous.
June 30 at 16:48 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Walgreen's Lidocaine 4 %, found some on Amazon at 5 %. My ins. oncology nurse said many patients use Calendula, so I am ordering that too. Local docs get their back up when I talk about my 'other' nurse, told them stuff it, they- the insurance- are paying your bills.
Great news, the PET showed great improvement so I know the MOTUS (blog Luci loves ) bunker and your prayers are working.
July 7 at 05:44 EST .

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