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Aristus

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Gender: Male
Hometown: Puyallup, Washington
Member since: 2001
Number of posts: 58,589

About Me

I truly believe that we will all live in peace and brotherhood someday. And so that I don't lose my faith in humanity, I will live my life as if that day had already happened.

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F*****g bureaucracy, man. Medical make-work.

I just had to fill out an insurance authorization for a patient who needs a new prosthesis for his below-the-knee amputation. The insurance company wants to know why they should have to pay for it.

There was a line on the form:

PROGNOSIS:

I wrote: "His leg isn't going to grow back."

They're just going to have to accept that as my answer.

Anyone else seeing a huge, sudden uptick in right-wing spam?

Last couple of days, I've seen a huge increase in the amount of right-wing horseshit showing up in my Facebook and YouTube accounts. There was this anti-Disney rant in my newsfeed on Facebook this morning. "Disney's tryinna brainwarsh our kee-ids with woke stuff!", and shit like that.

My YouTube page is suddenly showing suggestions for videos from 'BlackConservativePerspective', survivalists, government-haters, and so on.

They're really trying to take over everything, aren't they? The only thing I can think of, other than the imminent reversal of Roe vs Wade is the budget surplus. We have hundreds of billions in surplus revenue, and President Biden no doubt wants to fund progressive programs with it, and the reich-wingers are coming unglued at the prospect.

Anybody?

Friday Night Rum Buzz. Ask me anything.

Enjoying a nice strong Rum Collins. Still exploring the realm of ‘granddad cocktails’ to see what all the shouting is about.

I love you all…

Huge clinical pet peeve: Not adhering to your treatment, but coming back to the clinic anyway.

Patient: "My back is still hurting."

Me: "At your last appointment, I wrote you a prescription for the pain, and referred you to physical therapy. Did you fill your prescription and make an appointment for a physical therapy consult?"

Patient: "Well, no..."

Me (in my head only) : "Did you think the pain would magically get better just by showing up to the clinic again?



It's a waste of clinic time...

This happens way more often that you would believe...

It was Florida native son Jim Morrison who once wrote:

"Did you know freedom exists in a school book?

Did you know madmen are running our prisons?

Within a jail, within a gaol, within a white, free Protestant maelstrom?"


Penetrating insight into Florida politics, fifty-one years early.

Someone propose a 'Dead-Beat Dads Get Chemically-Castrated" bill.

It will never make it out of committee, of course, but we can take the country's temperature on the issue, and call out the hypocrites for what they are.

First couple of days of the month are always slow in clinic.

A lot of my homeless patients get their benefits checks from the state, and spring for a couple of days in a motel room. They get to sleep with a roof over their heads and behind a locked door. That always makes me happy.

The decreased work-load is nice, too.

Friday Night Vodka Buzz. Ask me anything.

And gin. And rum. And tequila. And Grande Marniére. OKAY, IT’S A LONG ISLAND ICED TEA! DON’T JUDGE ME!

I love you all…

Friday Night Rum Buzz. Ask me anything.

Enjoying a Rum Collins tonight. I’ve really been enjoying ‘granddad’ cocktails lately. Those old coots in the 50’s knew what they were doing when it comes to mixed drinks.

I love you all…

Got our first positive COVID-19 test in clinic in months.

Yeah, repealing those mask mandates is really paying dividends!...

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