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An AN member passed away

Started by Deidre. Last reply by Deidre Aug 18. 4 Replies

Went into the chat room last Friday night, for the first time in a while, and learned that Mequa passed away. I had been good friends with him for a time, but we had differences and stopped talking back in the spring of this year. I knew however,…Continue

A Parable by Mrs. Betty Bowers

Started by Loren Miller Aug 17. 0 Replies

Betty Bowers is becoming SO GOOD at delivering as America's Best Christian, she now does 30-second parables!  (Okay, 32 seconds!  Picky, picky!) Have You Had YOUR Betty Today?Continue

Tags: bible, parable, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Michael Penn Aug 16. 8 Replies

Think Goodwill Industries does well by the poor?  Fact is, they do WAY BETTER for themselves, to the point where America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, thinks they're ripping off the christian playbook a bit too well!  Have a look for yourself:…Continue

Tags: ripoff, Goodwill Industries, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Steven Weinberg on his anti-theism

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 2. 4 Replies

I like the sound of Steven Weinberg's voice. He has a calming impact on me as I rush to get my home of 41 years ready to sell and plan and put into motion the new garden at my daughter's home. My home is full o empty boxed quickly filling with the…Continue

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Jul 10. 12 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

losing faith (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jul 5. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees has recently begun producing a new series of YouTube videos, which added to a wonderful library of earlier observations regarding his experience of religion. Good as all those pieces are, I personally think they pale against this…Continue

Tags: story, history, faith, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Plinius on July 9, 2015 at 3:58am

Holey Pin Cushion.

Succes,Sk8eycat!

Comment by sk8eycat on July 9, 2015 at 3:14am

Thank you all for your good wishes and concern. 

I think this is a result of Pfizer changing their so-called patient assistance program 18 months ago...they discontinued providing Glucotrol XL and other meds to low/no-income patients.  I never could afford a month's worth at the pharmacy's standard rates, and generis isn't that much cheaper.. 

Medicareless Part D is nothing but corporate welfare, and as you've noticed, I get pissed off at gov't scams easily.  Plus the doctor who took over my case when Dr. (Bad Jokes) Haber retired doesn't seem to give a damn, or her office help is brain damaged.

One of the first things I'm going to ask for is a social worker....

PS: St. Joe's is an excellent hospital, with really caring nurses and LVNs.  They just insist on hanging those gruesome scarecrows on the walls.... and a large mosaic (donated by Delores Hope) of St. Sebastian shot full of arrows.  Oh, joy.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 9, 2015 at 2:53am

I panicked this afternoon and did NOT call an ambulance.....yet.  There have been so many brush fires and leftover fireworks accidents that I didn't want to interfere with a real emergency.  BUT I have to do something ASAP...my dad went through something like this 30 years ago, was in St. Joe's for weeks having vein grafts and stuff.

I have been paying for ambulance service for 15 or 20 years, and have not needed it till now....so I won't have to shell out big bux.  I'll try to get some sleep, and then call the EMTs when morning drive time is over.

Frankly, I'm terrified.

Comment by Plinius on July 9, 2015 at 2:20am

(((((Felaine!)))))

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 9, 2015 at 1:26am

Felaine, your condition worsened so fast, I knew you were having problems but had no idea it is as bad as it is. What a horrid experience you have. Please, bring us up to date as soon as you are able. I fear the worst as I hope for the best outcome. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 9, 2015 at 1:16am

Felaine, I am surprised at your reaction to the "down time" of Atheist Nexus. Of course, one can think one is being kicked off the site. It is one explanation. I interpreted it to mean that I had made some mistake with my computer and I had to correct myself. Others could think the site was closed for maintenance. I suppose there are other reasons people could come up with, but I can't think of them just now. 

I am really sorry you were under the impression you were kicked off those few hours of down time. The feeling of rejection is a lonely one. No knowing what happened made it even worse, I suspect. 

In any event, you and I and the rest of the A/N family continue on the site and can wallow in the joy of belonging to a support system such as this. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 8, 2015 at 9:58pm

Oh dear, Sk8eycat/Felaine!

Thanks for the wonderful wildlife description of your bedroom in Laura's home, Joan.

I know what you mean about blood tests, Flying Atheist. I'm gald you're handling the statins OK. I had an idiot specialist prescribe prescription strength NSAIDs when I was on Lipitor, and got liver problems after 3 months. I was too trusting, and never had the energy to read all of the details about my new med.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 8, 2015 at 8:20pm

Hi, Kathy.  I hope you are doing well.  Thanks for thinking about me. 

I don't have high cholesterol but I was prescribed a statin after my heart surgery in March.  I take the lowest daily dose.  Both my heart and kidney conditions are genetic, and were not worsened by any pharmaceutical medications. 

I know the negative side-effects of statins have been in the news this year, but I haven't had any apparent problems.  And at this time my health is constantly and closely watched.  Between dialysis, blood thinner and heart monitoring, not one week goes by without at least one sample of my blood being tested. 

Comment by k.h. ky on July 8, 2015 at 7:43pm
Carl, did you ever take satins for high cholesterol? I was reading an article about them causing kidney disease and thought of you.
Hi all:)
Comment by Pat on July 8, 2015 at 5:14pm

Best wishes for you Felaine. And, I know you won't  take shit from any of the medical personnel. They'd be crazy to try it with you. Really, get well soon.

 

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