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Old Dec 13, 2014, 04:40 PM
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Our formerly TRULY WONDERFUL 'PRIVATE' HEALTHCARE!!!

In a tiny rural town of a few thousand people, I had instant care for abdominal pain, immediate access to a specialist, and on demand MRI. Consummate professional care by caring people profiting from my pain! And all free at point of care!
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Old Dec 13, 2014, 04:43 PM
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MRI is fun ain't it - like being inside a water tank with someone beating the outside
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Old Dec 13, 2014, 04:47 PM
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If a person was claustrophobic it would have been bad!
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Old Dec 13, 2014, 04:48 PM
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Yes - mine was certainly that - I closed my eyes and chilled but it's not much fun
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Old Dec 13, 2014, 04:48 PM
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In a tiny rural town of a few thousand people, I had instant care for abdominal pain, immediate access to a specialist, and on demand MRI. Consummate professional care by caring people profiting from my pain! And all free at point of care!
So, you paid for that care, in toto, out of your own pocket?

Or was it provided via an insurance company and, if so, was the ultimate cost of that care more, or less, than you had paid in?
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Old Dec 13, 2014, 04:56 PM
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I found it worrying at first, the talk about bits of metal in my eyes from when I worked with metal for a living, despite the xrays coming up clear it made me a bit nervous.

I just wish they had played the music I had asked for.
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Old Dec 13, 2014, 04:56 PM
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The MRI operator got torqued when I fell asleep during a head scan. Hey, my head was immobilized in a frame, so what else was there to do?

Twenty years in the USAF, much of it alongside runways. I can sleep just about anywhere!

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Old Dec 13, 2014, 05:09 PM
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If a person was claustrophobic it would have been bad!
I have slept in a navy bunk and thought I knew about claustrophobia, they are so small that I had the get out to turn over. I don't now about the MRI but the CT took me to new realms of never before experienced claustrophobia.
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Old Dec 13, 2014, 05:10 PM
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I have slept in a navy bunk and thought I knew about claustrophobia, they are so small that I had the get out to turn over. I don't now about the MRI but the CT took me to new realms of never before experienced claustrophobia.
C-130 wing bays.
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Old Dec 13, 2014, 05:12 PM
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C-130 wing bays.
In the drained tanks, it helps to have tank boards in and for them to have been well vented.
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Old Dec 13, 2014, 05:17 PM
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C-130 wing bays.
My father was worse, he was so claustrophobic he couldn't do sub duty. I had the choice of duty on DSRV-1 and turned it down for a surface ship because of being a swimmer. I like it near the surface.
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Old Dec 13, 2014, 05:18 PM
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I was upside down in the bay with my feet hanging out of that oval hole, and had my respirator on and was stripping the lower wing skin so it could be inspected for cracks, using that really nasty epoxy stripper.

Only time I've ever had it.
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Old Dec 13, 2014, 05:29 PM
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I was upside down in the bay with my feet hanging out of that oval hole, and had my respirator on and was stripping the lower wing skin so it could be inspected for cracks, using that really nasty epoxy stripper.

Only time I've ever had it.
I still maintain enough calm to stop thrashing, I know it only makes thing worse, but I have been to the bad side and managed to regain myself. The CT I went in and I knew it was bad so I seized up so as not too move... I was so tensed up you could have bounced coins off of me like a bunk inspection. I was in it for 10 minutes. I'm the kind of guy that likes the window open on the truck even if it means layered clothing. That drives my wife nuts...
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Old Dec 13, 2014, 05:34 PM
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I still maintain enough calm to stop thrashing, I know it only makes thing worse, but I have been to the bad side and managed to regain myself. The CT I went in and I knew it was bad so I seized up so as not too move... I was so tensed up you could have bounced coins off of me like a bunk inspection. I was in it for 10 minutes. I'm the kind of guy that likes the window open on the truck even if it means layered clothing. That drives my wife nuts...
If you can avoid thrashing, that's success.
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Old Dec 13, 2014, 05:44 PM
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Within 5 minutes from my house I have access to three MRI and CT labs ... don't even have to go into a hospital for an imaging appointment.

There are many cities in the US have more MRI, CT and tech than in all of many 1st world countries.

My aunt was diagnosed with Cancer in October ... three weeks later her surgery took place and is now out of the hospital and back home ... three weeks from diagnosis to operations. In many other 1st world countries just waiting to get an appointment made can take several months let alone the actual operation.
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