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Re: Help identifying rattler!!

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:02 am
by 03Lightningrocks
The Annoyed Man wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:53 am
03Lightningrocks wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:41 am
The Annoyed Man wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:41 am

But here’s the thing.... and this is my reaction to the increasing crackdown on opioids.... I refill that prescription each month, even though I’ll typically have most of the previous refill still unused. That is much easier (and cheaper) than letting the prescription expire before I can buy all of the refills, and then having to make another doctor appointment and jump through those hoops again to get another prescription ordered, when nothing has really changed. I have a chronic back problem, with hardware in my spine, and the situation isn’t ever going to go away. Managing my pain this way is for MY convenience, and the gov’t be damned. It means that I can restrict my trips to the doctor to my semi-annual wellness checkups, and get anything that needs refilling reordered on those visits.

My doctor knows I’m doing this. He’s not stupid, but he knows this because I tell him that’s what I do. In other words, he knows that I’m not abusing my meds. But the state assumes the worst about me, because some people do abuse their meds.
They assume you are selling the extra pills since that is what some folks on medicare or other government assistance programs do for extra money with their meds.
"They" might assume such, but that has no more validity than assuming that I sell all the guns i buy out of the trunk of my car to ghetto rats. I don’t. And I resent the crap out of that assumption. My DOCTOR and I know that I’m not, and those are the only opinions that should matter. And JUST as with guns, I have to jump through additional hoops, because SOME people will misbehave. But all the laws in the world aren't going to stop their misbehavior. All those laws do is make the lives of the law-abiding like myself more complicated and inconvenient than they need to be.
Exactly. :iagree: Punishing the many for the actions of the few. Like the attempts at new gun laws, it is all emotion based with no basis in reality. Mom and Dad lost their precious offspring to drugs so they blame the Doctors who prescribed the meds. They then demand a restriction be placed on the meds and the Doctors rather than working on the minority that abuse them. Sounds like a common theme. "It is always someone else fault" Not the fault of the criminal.

Re: Help identifying rattler!!

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:06 pm
by pushpullpete
narcissist, Welcome back. Glad to hear that you are doing better after one of those 'life lessons'.
Take care of yourself. :tiphat:

:txflag: :patriot:

Re: Help identifying rattler!!

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:08 pm
by SewTexas
I am SO glad you are back and feeling better! I was scared of the outcome of this. You take care of yourself! (and I'll say it.....listen to your wife, we're actually right most of the time, lol)

Re: Help identifying rattler!!

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:54 am
by The Annoyed Man
We should also be careful not to overlook this guy:

Re: Help identifying rattler!!

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:40 pm
by Grayling813
The Annoyed Man wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:54 am
We should also be careful not to overlook this guy:
Snakes...why does it always have to be snakes?