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By calla (Sat Aug 19, 2006 at 11:52:52 AM EST) Graves, good news (all tags)
Great news.


I finally have health insurance after over 6 1/2 years!!!

but wait - the news gets even better. The doctor believes that the meds are taking care of my Graves - which means I won't have to have surgery or take the irradiated iodine. He won't be certain until the blood work results are back, but he was almost positive.

It's a huge relief.

Thanks for all the good wishes.

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I had a mate Doug Graves by cam (4.00 / 1) #1 Sat Aug 19, 2006 at 01:48:00 PM EST
nt

cam
Freedom, liberty, equity and an Australian Republic

Do you dig graves? by cam (4.00 / 1) #2 Sat Aug 19, 2006 at 01:51:36 PM EST
RICK: You should have heard me at the undertakers, Mike! [[Snort!]] I made all these fabulous jokes about the undertaker coming 'round to measure my stiffie! [[Snort!]]

NEIL: I thought maybe we should have some, like, floral tribute, but all I could find was this carrot. So I borrowed Rick's Biro

RICK: You rented it, Neil You rented it! And you still haven't paid!

NEIL: ...yeah, and I wrote on it, "Sorry about everything being a bit of a bummer, you know, what with you dying and everything, but still, things could have been worse. You could have been me and ended up having a really bad time all of the time, signed, Neil".

MIKE: That's very touching, Neil.

VYVYAN: When my hamster finds out you've nicked his carrot, he's gonna kill you Neil.

NEIL: Was it SPG's? I didn't know he ate carrots.

VYVYAN: He doesn't eat carrots, Neil! He sticks 'em down his underpants to impress the girls. Wait a minute! We've missed the grave.

[Coffin manoeuvres in the dark]

RICK: Neil, Neil. Move the spade.

[A strange smiling woman walks by pushing a wheelbarrow with a body in it]

MRS. SMILEY: Do you dig graves?

NEIL: Yeah, yeah they're all right, yeah.

cam
Freedom, liberty, equity and an Australian Republic

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Those guys. by calla (2.00 / 0) #8 Sat Aug 19, 2006 at 06:55:50 PM EST
Am I the only one that had a crush on Rik Mayall? Something about the way he wore his trousers...

"but i have a vested interest in keeping the people who see me naked interested in continuing to see me naked." 256

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Much funnier as Alan B'stard by anonimouse (4.00 / 2) #13 Sun Aug 20, 2006 at 01:03:14 AM EST
The New Statesman

Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
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I'm going to have to look that up. by calla (2.00 / 0) #27 Sun Aug 20, 2006 at 07:03:01 PM EST
But as for "The Young Ones" I've often wondered if Hugh Grant and Emma Thompson ever regretted their appearance on the show.

"but i have a vested interest in keeping the people who see me naked interested in continuing to see me naked." 256

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That's not grave at all! by greyrat (4.00 / 3) #3 Sat Aug 19, 2006 at 01:58:52 PM EST
Con grad you lay shuns!

yeah. by calla (4.00 / 1) #9 Sat Aug 19, 2006 at 06:59:27 PM EST
Although the doctor told me that I shouldn't start exercising or dieting until he's certain that my thyroid is under control. He went on to lecture me that Graves is a life changing disease - not something like a simple cold.

Soon I'll have my life back. I can't wait to start dancing again.

Thanks

"but i have a vested interest in keeping the people who see me naked interested in continuing to see me naked." 256

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Dancing again? by greyrat (4.00 / 1) #15 Sun Aug 20, 2006 at 06:29:55 AM EST
obplspstpixkthx -- unless it's, like, ballroom dancing.

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OY! by greyshade (4.00 / 1) #22 Sun Aug 20, 2006 at 02:35:08 PM EST
What's wrong with ballroom dancing?

"The other part of the fun is nibbling on them when they get off work." -vorheesleatherface
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Not sexy enough. Just tacky. by greyrat (4.00 / 1) #23 Sun Aug 20, 2006 at 03:45:54 PM EST
I'm talking about professional ballroom dancing, not "Hey let's go pick up some chicks at Casa Loma tonight" ballroom dancing.

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The formal ballroom by calla (4.00 / 1) #24 Sun Aug 20, 2006 at 04:27:15 PM EST
stuff is stiff. You need to see real people do the Merengue.

"but i have a vested interest in keeping the people who see me naked interested in continuing to see me naked." 256

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My point exactly! by greyrat (4.00 / 1) #25 Sun Aug 20, 2006 at 04:51:28 PM EST
so plspstpixkthx. And how about some tango too?

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Woohoo! by theantix (4.00 / 2) #4 Sat Aug 19, 2006 at 02:27:21 PM EST
In keeping with the graves-related banter of the other comments, here is a grave story.

I used to live on a street called "Gravely St" and for some time I called it gravel-y as if the road was originally gravel so that's why it was named that way.  But no, it was actually grave-ly, which is a really dumb name for a street.  This way to the frigging grave, that's the street I want to live at!  Also where I lived there was right across the street from my local supplier of illicit herbs, and above me lived a dominatrix.  What a wacky place, Grave-ly street.

Anyhow, rock on with the good newses!
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I'm sorry, but your facts disagree with my opinion.

just a street by dev trash (4.00 / 2) #5 Sat Aug 19, 2006 at 03:09:47 PM EST
I live above a funeral home.

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Blizzard of Death '06
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Do you smell flowers at odd times? by cam (4.00 / 1) #6 Sat Aug 19, 2006 at 04:05:07 PM EST
When we did the ghost tour the funeral home there, which dated back to civil war times, had reports of smell hauntings where people would get the over-powering smell of flowers at different times. Another smell haunting was formaldehyde and some kid running up and down the stairs. It is a museum now.

cam
Freedom, liberty, equity and an Australian Republic

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Gravely St. sounds great to someone by calla (4.00 / 1) #10 Sat Aug 19, 2006 at 07:04:58 PM EST
on Dirt Rd.

Thanks - we should get together and celebrate! I'll have my people call your people.

"but i have a vested interest in keeping the people who see me naked interested in continuing to see me naked." 256

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oh, and by theantix (4.00 / 1) #12 Sat Aug 19, 2006 at 10:09:20 PM EST
in other "let's make this all about me" news: we had to make an ER trip on the very same day we got health coverage from my new job.  So you're already way ahead!
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I'm sorry, but your facts disagree with my opinion.
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The ER? by calla (2.00 / 0) #16 Sun Aug 20, 2006 at 06:48:34 AM EST
Cripes - did the telephone bite? ;)

That's good timing. My employer, WBG, made me wait 90 days before covering me - how long did you have to wait?

"but i have a vested interest in keeping the people who see me naked interested in continuing to see me naked." 256

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nope by theantix (4.00 / 1) #17 Sun Aug 20, 2006 at 07:00:34 AM EST
persimmon badly sprained her ankle on the way home from work on the day that I checked the mail to find our shiny new cards.  heh.

To answer your other question: just a couple of days.
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I'm sorry, but your facts disagree with my opinion.

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Sorry for the snarky phone comment. by calla (2.00 / 0) #28 Sun Aug 20, 2006 at 07:07:23 PM EST
The dude had me thinking about the phone thing with his comment somewhere else.

I suspect that persimmon's ankle is A-OK now. Is she considering the less stylish but more practical high-top version of her favorite brand o' shoes? High-tops might prevent ankle sprains in the future.

"but i have a vested interest in keeping the people who see me naked interested in continuing to see me naked." 256

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DAMN RIGHT YOU SHOULD APOLOGIZE by theantix (4.00 / 1) #29 Sun Aug 20, 2006 at 07:34:46 PM EST
For what, I'm not entirely sure.  And yeh she's long been fine now.
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I'm sorry, but your facts disagree with my opinion.
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Good thing I wasn't taking a sip by calla (2.00 / 0) #30 Sun Aug 20, 2006 at 07:49:44 PM EST
while reading that comment. Stuff would have come out of my nose.

Good one.

"but i have a vested interest in keeping the people who see me naked interested in continuing to see me naked." 256

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Yay! by blixco (4.00 / 1) #7 Sat Aug 19, 2006 at 06:31:18 PM EST
Good deal.  That makes for a happy weekend!
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It hasn't been too bad. by calla (4.00 / 1) #11 Sat Aug 19, 2006 at 07:08:08 PM EST
I had to work this morning, but there was only enough work for 4 hours. Or maybe I'm too fast for that place. But whichever - I'll take 4 hours of overtime over 8 every day!

I hope yours is shaping up well.

"but i have a vested interest in keeping the people who see me naked interested in continuing to see me naked." 256

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Congrats by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #14 Sun Aug 20, 2006 at 05:47:08 AM EST



That's good. by hulver (4.00 / 2) #18 Sun Aug 20, 2006 at 08:43:12 AM EST
Health stuff sucks.
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Hooray! by skippy (4.00 / 1) #19 Sun Aug 20, 2006 at 10:02:14 AM EST
Glad that the meds are doing their job - and also congrats about the coverage.  Yay!

Don't think I posted about what my doc found out, when I was getting some thyroid-ish symptoms.  All I really have is a crapload of stress, everything else about me is supposedly fine.

You are still young. by calla (4.00 / 1) #20 Sun Aug 20, 2006 at 10:36:46 AM EST
You probably should keep an eye out for future thyroid issues. Don't fret about it, but just have it checked every now and then.

I knew a guy a few years ago that was having thyroid-like symptoms. His doc couldn't find anything either. He was frustrated until he changed his life. New job, new town, new everything. He took up meditation too. No more medical issues.

"but i have a vested interest in keeping the people who see me naked interested in continuing to see me naked." 256

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Hooray! by StackyMcRacky (4.00 / 1) #21 Sun Aug 20, 2006 at 01:54:04 PM EST
n/t

Yeah - but even more good news!!! by calla (2.00 / 0) #26 Sun Aug 20, 2006 at 07:01:11 PM EST
I got a call from my friend in Jersey tonight. You know, THAT friend.

In a month she's going to get out of the miasma that her life has become and make a clean break for another state. Someplace where she can't fall back into trouble. It sounds like she's really getting her act together for her daughter.

I thought you'd appreciate the news.

"but i have a vested interest in keeping the people who see me naked interested in continuing to see me naked." 256

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that is very good news! by StackyMcRacky (4.00 / 1) #32 Mon Aug 21, 2006 at 04:53:09 AM EST
2006 seems to be the year for people moving forward.

most, people, that is.

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A Late Hooray to join the others.... by TPD (4.00 / 1) #31 Mon Aug 21, 2006 at 01:43:31 AM EST
Most importantly I hope you are feeling a lot better!

why sit, when you can sit and swivel with The Ab-SwivellerTM
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