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8 minutes ago, awhfy said:

We always had a supplemental & I also had an accident & cancer policy. Both came in very handy. Even under Medicare I have my accident & cancer policies (they cost about $3-4 a month). Supplemental aren’t terribly expensive & we’ve definitely felt that they were worth it 

I already have a cancer policy too.....I have had it for many years through AFLAC (you know the Duck LOL). It was offered while I was working and kept it. You are correct about the price....it is cheap!

I am not old enough for Medicare and that is why I need to find a new regular policy. I have been on Cobra this year

(from where I worked) but come 1/2021 it will be much cheaper for me to find a new one with the ACA. Actually,

I found one I think I am going with.......need to call on Monday to get signed up. 

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9 hours ago, awhfy said:

We always had a supplemental & I also had an accident & cancer policy. Both came in very handy. Even under Medicare I have my accident & cancer policies (they cost about $3-4 a month). Supplemental aren’t terribly expensive & we’ve definitely felt that they were worth it 

 

Melody, thank you for this info, I've never heard of this & will look into it :)

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Debbie, the supplemental insurance has saved us many thousands of dollars. The accident & cancer insurances pay me directly (I’ve had many bouts of skin cancer). I, personally, wouldn’t be without either. Our kids have the accident & cancer insurance too        

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Good morning, Melody, I get paid directly from Aflac on the cancer policy.  It is the best thing to have for sure.

I have to order meds each month directly from the Specialty Pharmacy and it gets shipped to me UPS.....

I then submit my claim and packing list to AFLAC and they send me a check every month.  

 

What company do you have your supplement through?

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I've got to look up those supplemental policies!!!  

 

Good morning all!

 

My big activity for the day is in about an hour:  our Survivor Corps group has a video conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci.  We were supposed to have it earlier, but he had to cancel last second when (supposedly) the Pres tested positive.  If nothing else, it will give validation to long haulers and all the issues we have, not just with illness, but medical providers not believing nor wanting to learn about long haul.  

 

Anyway, outside of that, I think I may have to look for at least one more pair of casual black pants or leggings to wear when I start work again on 11/23. The pants have to be durable to wear doing physical stuff, but not black jeans.  Like last year, the black pants I have from working at the hotels are too "formal" for lack of a better word.  I got my re-hire papers - a small raise and a new title.  But, same job.  It does sound like an upgrade - "Resort Coordinator" instead of "Owner Concierge." 

 

 

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It was a good meet with Dr. Fauci.  Sometimes Diane asked questions more about her situation, some things did get covered.  At least he told us we are not imagining things and NIAH is working to come up with some projects to study what happens to people post-COVID. My question was brought up with another one about care and particpating in studies when we have no clinical diagnosis (a positive test), but a presumptive diagnosis based on symptoms and couldn't get  test.  He did say that ucoming project should include us.   He also warned not to go down the rabbit hole and try to get to a specialist every time we think something is happening.  And, try to be specific in describing symptoms - general "extreme fatigue" needs to be better defined.  He said he wouldn't be doing any holiday get-togethers this year, but save for great ones next year.  Some talk of T-Cells and B-Cells and how they work with immunity, how we should get the vaccine when it comes out because it does look that we could get it again.  Heart damage in young adults.  And, something interesting on theraputics.  The monoclonal antibodies are best given when someone starts symptoms, and haven't shown to be very effective when someone has full blown symptoms.  And, dexemethicone should only be given when someone in in full blown symptoms.  Interesting in light of someone getting both of those plus Remdesivir "early"... 

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Anyone catch the new show on HGTV last night called My Big Italian Adventure?  It was entertaining -- I remember hearing a couple of years ago about how some of these small villages in Italy that were becoming depopulated (young people going to the big cities) had hatched a scheme to get new residents by offering older abandoned properties in town for sale for 1 euro. The catch is that you have to pay to renovate it within a certain amount of time or you lose the house (and an additional substantial deposit that you have to put down).

 

Anyway, actress Lorraine Bracco apparently put her name into the "lottery" for one of 16 houses in a place called Sambuca di Sicilia in Sicily, and actually did it. Her story is a little atypical (she buys the house next door as well because she needs more room) but it is fun to watch the transformation. It is an ongoing series.

 

In last night's show they just got started and by the and had renovated enough of the space that she had a bedroom, bathroom and small kitchen area to live in while they continue working on the rest...

 

it's Halloween tonight but we were advised by our city NOT to be "open" for trick-or-treaters, so I had to put away my potato gun for another year, lol.  

 

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Thanks, Melody. I  know how much you enjoy your grandchildren!

Anita, thanks. On the subject of waiting to find out the sex, I was surprised to see that you, Melody and Lois all commented on this. I thought that we were in the minority because we also waited. It just seems that everyone expects a gender reveal party now days. 
 

Debbie, thanks so much and now I can also thank you and your husband again for participating in the vaccine trial because I see a vaccine as a step toward all of us getting back to some semblance of normality which, for me, will mean traveling to see my grandchild! Speaking of vaccine, it sounds like you may have been given the real deal! Interesting to read. about your reaction and I wonder if that will be common place. 
 

Kat, your “meeting” with Dr Fauci is so interesting. I’ve heard another dr talk about the T and B cells and how they work together. Also interesting is the difference in  the therapeutics. Of course none of us could hope for the magic cocktail that seems to cure you in just a few days.
 

I like your new job title. Is it his resort a time share? 
 

Lois, good luck with your insurance shopping. Sometimes it’s so confusing figuring out all info you need to make the best choice. 
 

Take care everyone.

Sharon

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7 hours ago, cruisemom42 said:

Anyone catch the new show on HGTV last night called My Big Italian Adventure?  It was entertaining -- I remember hearing a couple of years ago about how some of these small villages in Italy that were becoming depopulated (young people going to the big cities) had hatched a scheme to get new residents by offering older abandoned properties in town for sale for 1 euro. The catch is that you have to pay to renovate it within a certain amount of time or you lose the house (and an additional substantial deposit that you have to put down).

 

Anyway, actress Lorraine Bracco apparently put her name into the "lottery" for one of 16 houses in a place called Sambuca di Sicilia in Sicily, and actually did it. Her story is a little atypical (she buys the house next door as well because she needs more room) but it is fun to watch the transformation. It is an ongoing series.

 

In last night's show they just got started and by the and had renovated enough of the space that she had a bedroom, bathroom and small kitchen area to live in while they continue working on the rest...

 

it's Halloween tonight but we were advised by our city NOT to be "open" for trick-or-treaters, so I had to put away my potato gun for another year, lol.  

 


I didn’t see the show but will have to check it out. We visited the little town where my dad was born, a small hill town in the Abruzzo region. The town was beautiful and one would never know  that most of the homes were empty. There were only about 135 people living there. We did not see the inside of any of the homes but from the outside, they were lovely.. Given the age of these buildings I imagine that renovation would be very expensive and even getting materials might be a problem. While there were no shops, there was. however, a winery in the town that did provide jobs. Very little English was spoken and it was as if time had stood still there. We stayed at an amazing agriturismo outside of the town.. I don’t think I will ever take another trip that will top that one!
Sharon
 

 

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Kat on your black pants/leggings. Try Chicos. Their pointe pants are just fabulous & you can usually find a sale for about $35-39. Also, Costco, their Kirkland brand is fabulous & very reasonable 

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2 hours ago, awhfy said:

Kat on your black pants/leggings. Try Chicos. Their pointe pants are just fabulous & you can usually find a sale for about $35-39. Also, Costco, their Kirkland brand is fabulous & very reasonable 

 

I love ponte material, especially pants. They combine all the best functionality of knit pants but look dressier. Very popular now you can find whatever style you like -- legging, skinny leg, straight leg, boot-cut or wide. They wash and wear well but be warned that a lot of the brands shrink substantially on first washing. 

 

I've tried the J Jill ones but the seaming can sometimes be off on them and it bugs me over time. The Eileen Fisher ones are my faves (of course!) but are pricey unless you get a sale or find them on Ebay....

 

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I'll try to reply to some stuff, but it's not going to be coherent.  You'll see why,.

 

sharon - my condos aren't a time share.  I actually work for a property management company who manages the condo complex for their HOA.   We also a vacation rental company around the country.  The owners can put their units in the rental pool if they want and we manage them.  

 

It'a hard to describe the leggings I want.  Ones that you would work in the garden maybe.  I've got to do a lot of physical work, so any kind of dressy pant just doesn't work.  I've got 3 pair of Athleta Delancy Herringbone leggings that are perfect.  Really can't do prints, so that leave a lot.  Oh well.  

 

OK.  Get ready for this one.  Lois - I'll agree that EMT/paramedics are Hot!!!  

 

Not the best 3 days. Friday evening, I stood up and right away passed out, whacking the back of my head on my slate tile floor. It took me about 20 minutes (I think) to crawl to the bedroom, puking along the way. I was able to grab the phone and call 911 (I don't mess with passing out and puking when I hit my head). Poor EMT had to crawl through my bedroom window because all my doors were locked. They decided to ride me down to the University Hospital in case it was a head injury. Spent the night in the ER. Got the CT scan and all was clear, they even did my heart and it was clear. Blood tests were all good except WBC. no biggie with all I've been dealing with. They let me sleep awhile there a little longer before they released me. Kept walking me around until I wasn't wobbly and nauseous. Got back home about 8am Saturday (the nice emts had collected my purse, phone, and keys and locked up after they took me out). I went right to bed and slept until about 6pm. Ate some yogurt and drank some water. Went back to bed and slept until noon today. Had some cottage cheese with pineapple and more water. I may go back to bed soon.
It was a wonderful way to spend the weekend. NOT. Thanks to the great PCFD EMTs and Dr. Mark and my great nurse TJ for taking care of me! I'll be taking it mellow until my head stops hurting and can stay awake.
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Oh Kat, I’m so sorry! I hope you are feeling better now. Any idea what caused it? 
 

Ok, I know what you mean about the condos. We stayed in a complex like that on the Big Island. The owners kept personal items in a locked closet so I sdpsdume they used the condo also. 

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Kat, oh my gosh, that's crazy & awful, & not the way to spend a weekend...  I hope they can figure out why that happened to you...  

 

Sharon, your trip to Italy sounds wonderful... hopefully we can all be safely doing things again someday...  

 

Cynthia, I did not watch the show, but it sounds right up my alley, going to do a search & DVR it

 

Everybody:  have a great week, going to TJ today to stock up on wine for tomorrow :classic_blink:

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I've been having bouts of lightheadness and some nasty vertigo for the past month.  Not suprisingly, a lot of post-COVID people get hit with this.  I never had this problem before, so it's annoying.  Everything on the CT was clear, next thought is inner ear.  So, I have to get my PCP to give an OK to have an consult with an ENT.  Like I said - COVID: the gift that keeps giving.

 

I am feeling better today.  I woke up at a normal hour.  I just have the back of my head touch anything or I'll go through the ceiling,  it is really tender.    Yeah, defintely NOT the weekend I wanted.

 

JJill pants are not for me - I don't have the hips or butt to fill them out.  I do have a pair of Elaine Fisher ponte pants, but I'd be afraid to wear them and get a rip if a ski caught them when I'm putting them away.   If we could wear jeans,  it would be solved.  

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