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09 September 2011 @ 02:22 pm
OK, right. New vidcard is installed and humming along. Fired up WoW....smooth and perfect. Tried fullscreen videos...not so much as a hiccup. Added bonus: the fan speed-up that I heard when I fired up my machine that I always assumed was the power supply? It appears it was that card, since powering on now is downright silent.

It would appear that I'm back in action. A happy-check deposited in the Bank of Frank.

....in other news, we saw the neurologist today. after an initial examination, he believes it's migraine-related and not neural damage, which is good to hear. We're trying a new me course, and gonna see what it does. interesting that he expressed disappointment at Jessica's GP giving her narcotics, saying that they'd not work and only make things worse...which is exactly what happened. A couple other points like that were brought up, and it really reinforced our thoughts that her present GP doesn't know what she's doing outside of simple sickness and bone breaks.

Anyway, it may be a couple days before we get much in the way of results, but we can hope. In the meantime, my system is back to fighting trim, the Netbook connects fine, and I'm trying to watch my eating habits and have started seeing small results. When we get Jessica's pain under control, we can get to walking properly, too; we'd started up again, but the pain is just too much.

All in all, it's not a bad day. Now, to go get the yard cut...
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on September 9th, 2011 06:39 pm (UTC)
GP doesn't know what she's doing outside of simple sickness and bone breaks.

this is why you go to a GP only for those things. ;)
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on September 9th, 2011 06:44 pm (UTC)
True, but when you have no insurance, you have less options. Also, your GP should step up and say "this is way out of what I do, you should see such-and-such person", not just waste your time and money throwing random drugs at you. hell, the last time we were there, she gave up a 'scrip for something that she said we should just see how much it costs, as it was expensive, but it might do the trick. We never bothered, and the neuro today said it was a good thing we never did, since it was in a family of drugs to which J's allergic! Seriously, this GP annoys me.
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on September 9th, 2011 06:56 pm (UTC)
oh believe me, i know. i've not had insurance since 1991.

do you live near a university? i found out i qualify for medical financial aid through UK (even though i don't qualify for medicaid). they've taken great care of me.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on September 9th, 2011 09:10 pm (UTC)
Odd...you aren't enrolled there, though, yes? How does that work, if you don'tr mind me asking?
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on September 9th, 2011 09:15 pm (UTC)
nope. am not a student.

but i had to go to the ER back in january, and when the clerk found out i'm uninsured, said she'd forward my information to medical financial aid and was positive i'd qualify. it's like applying for food stamps (which i also don't qualify for). they ask after your monthly bills (rent, electric, insurance, etc, etc), monthly income, whomever else might be living in the house and supplying you money to live on, if you have a checking/savings account. it's all pretty straight forward.

then when i saw the ob/gyn, she charged me $20 per office visit, which isn't horrific. the eye doctor hasn't charged me the first dime. and i had to go back to the ER in june, and that was paid for, too.

apparently it's a program they've had forever, but somehow i'd just never heard about it. i'm thankful i have, though. right now i'm waiting to be reapproved, which they keep telling me shouldn't be a problem.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll: Cyborg Skull Displayarchmage on September 9th, 2011 09:17 pm (UTC)
That's pretty damn nifty, actually.
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on September 9th, 2011 09:19 pm (UTC)
i hope that answered your questions. if not, just keep asking. lol

for the record, i get all of my prescriptions at kroger through their generic drugs program. of all the ones i take, they're all $4 each for a thirty day supply. right now i'm on four different prescriptions; i get two one payday and two the next, to even things out.

and yeah, it's pretty nifty. and like i said, UK really does take great care of me.
Staxstaxxy on September 9th, 2011 09:53 pm (UTC)
time for a new GP. This is serious negligence.
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on September 9th, 2011 11:17 pm (UTC)
mari concurs
Kellykwsapphire on September 9th, 2011 09:23 pm (UTC)
I hear that so often, and it's so disappointing. If you have a broken bone, need emergency surgery, or antibiotics, go see a medical doctor/GP. If you have long-term/chronic issues, don't bother because they'll just check your symptoms off a list and throw pills at you. :[
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on September 10th, 2011 12:16 pm (UTC)
And this one, she's been throwing random pills at us for months. Completely fed up with her.
Staxstaxxy on September 9th, 2011 09:50 pm (UTC)
Lots of good news!!

What is he doing about migraines, for her?
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on September 9th, 2011 10:54 pm (UTC)
Right now, we're trying an immediate thing of Prednisone, with a following thing of Depakote.
Staxstaxxy on September 9th, 2011 11:12 pm (UTC)
I hope they work and the side-effects are minor.
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on September 9th, 2011 11:19 pm (UTC)
bleh. my son was on depakote for a while. it's horrific. i hope jessica does well on it -- some do. i know a woman who's been on it for 20 years and she does very well. just keep in mind if she starts getting moody, angry, and wanting to break things, it very well could be the depakote! just saying, you know? (always go in as fully armed as you can be!)
numerauko on September 9th, 2011 11:30 pm (UTC)
It's kind of hilarious that you should say that since I often feel that way anyway. At least now I'll have an excuse ;)
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on September 9th, 2011 11:32 pm (UTC)

that's what my son said. he has horrific temper issues. depakote turned him into a complete bear.

i wish you better luck. :)