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Re: Medical question [Re: coonman220] #7231139
03/30/21 08:15 PM
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Last week you needed a periscope up your bum? This week a new knee? Might want to get your exhaust checked out first, then see if your worth putting a new ball joint in....


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Re: Medical question [Re: coonman220] #7231160
03/30/21 08:39 PM
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get in the obamacare system grin


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Re: Medical question [Re: coonman220] #7231195
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i feel your pain coonman. Been dealing with knee pain for ten years and got a new one three weeks ago. Try cortisone shots. They help a lot. Is there a hospital near you that takes the poor folk? If your knee is as bad as you say then talk to them and plead your case. Put it on payments and give be them what you can afford.

Re: Medical question [Re: coonman220] #7231315
03/30/21 09:48 PM
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I had cortisone shots a bunch times, last ones were 14 years Ago an did nothing, got relief a few times, the one call sin visc didn't help but straight cortisone did, I just thinking, what happens around the knee the meat when inflame for years an swell? Hopefully not amputation , a bad thing of it is people well pick on u at work an imintate a limp an have it in for u, employers really down in it , I am thinking end of work in factory for long time if ever again or anything really hard after it, the docter ask u if get job sit down an say u may have hard time stand 8 hrs a day again

Re: Medical question [Re: coonman220] #7231322
03/30/21 09:53 PM
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Coonman,a lot of things will heal up if you dont keep aggravating it.
Not saying that is your situation but you should see a couple good doctors for a couple of opinions.
First step for disability ins.is getting a doc to sign off on your condition right?

Re: Medical question [Re: Boco] #7231342
03/30/21 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Boco
Coonman,a lot of things will heal up if you dont keep aggravating it.
Not saying that is your situation but you should see a couple good doctors for a couple of opinions.
First step for disability ins.is getting a doc to sign off on your condition right?


...just claim your 1/8 Eskimo and you can get a free igloo to live in and healthcare

... how’d you like that one Boco lol


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Re: Medical question [Re: coonman220] #7231358
03/30/21 10:13 PM
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You think he could pass as one?

Re: Medical question [Re: coonman220] #7231420
03/30/21 10:52 PM
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Just man up and get it amputated! No worries after that other than how to buy only one shoe?


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Re: Medical question [Re: Wanna Be] #7231423
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Originally Posted by Wanna Be
Some older folks around here drive a school bus just for the benefits.


My son is the transportation director for the school district here. Every school district in the country is always looking for people to drive, and here he will train you to drive and help you take the tests. I'm sure the other districts do the same. Lot of people do it for the medical insurance and after 5 years you are vested in a retirement pension from the state. I've brought this up in the past for Dave but he won't consider it.

Re: Medical question [Re: coonman220] #7231570
03/31/21 03:31 AM
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So you can wade in creeks and climb up ditch banks chasing $3 coon and beaver but working is where you draw the line? Does your knee bother when you're trapping? I don't doubt you have knee problems but you have to help yourself at some point. Maybe you should seriously consider moving to Canada. Boco could put you up for awhile and you can get that knee fixed.

Good luck

Re: Medical question [Re: coonman220] #7231591
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So, you've needed a new knee for 18 years. You've been without insurance for only 5 years. Why didnt you get it fixed when you had insurance?

Re: Medical question [Re: coonman220] #7231598
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You may want to try joint injections with a family doctor. Might take the edge off and is cheap. Probably a few hundred bucks cash. Maybe less

Re: Medical question [Re: coonman220] #7231731
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Get a 2nd full time job that comes with medical benefits.

I thought that people that work full time, were REQUIRED to buy into the Obamacare health insurance.

Go out of the Country , to get that Knee replaced,,

In Mexico, that surgery is around $10,500 verses an average of $35,000 in the USA.

In Canada, that Surgery would cost. around $11,000

In India, it would cost around.. $6,000

Re: Medical question [Re: Dan D] #7231983
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Originally Posted by Dan D
So, you've needed a new knee for 18 years. You've been without insurance for only 5 years. Why didnt you get it fixed when you had insurance?


I was going to ask that so thanks for doing it. Didn't want to seem like I was picking.

And Canvasback he doesn't have a full time job it's 2 part time jobs so no insurance due to his choice. He can't get a second FT job when he doesn't have a first.

Good luck Coonman. Please go down the street 300 yards from your house and talk to Bodine or at least somewhere and get a full time job.

Re: Medical question [Re: K52] #7232009
03/31/21 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by K52
Originally Posted by Wanna Be
Some older folks around here drive a school bus just for the benefits.


My son is the transportation director for the school district here. Every school district in the country is always looking for people to drive, and here he will train you to drive and help you take the tests. I'm sure the other districts do the same. Lot of people do it for the medical insurance and after 5 years you are vested in a retirement pension from the state. I've brought this up in the past for Dave but he won't consider it.


Yeah, and if you get the right bus route, you could probably check your traps while driving the bus.


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Re: Medical question [Re: coonman220] #7232013
03/31/21 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by coonman220
, had arthoscopy done on it long ago, no ins except Medicaid we'll pay for it,

Your welcome.I would send you my stimulus check too,,but I DONT GET ONE.

Last edited by upstateNY; 03/31/21 05:50 PM.

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Re: Medical question [Re: Canvasback2] #7232021
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Originally Posted by Canvasback2
Get a 2nd full time job that comes with medical benefits.

I thought that people that work full time, were REQUIRED to buy into the Obamacare health insurance.

Go out of the Country , to get that Knee replaced,,

In Mexico, that surgery is around $10,500 verses an average of $35,000 in the USA.

In Canada, that Surgery would cost. around $11,000

In India, it would cost around.. $6,000



If he goes to Mexico,,he can maybe do some swapsies.Give them some livers or gizzards or something for a new knee??


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