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  •  My doggies never see excitement like that (8+ / 0-)

    I have a 8 lbs Pomeranian, a 12 lbs Boston terrier mutt mix and a 30 lbs beagle mutt. They are used to me being pretty even keeled and mellow. Only during football season do they see explosive excitement and they usually hide in the back room until the game is over. But Whey my 275 lbs frame just thrust up into the air, they looked like they thought that I was going to beat them to death. I made up for it with a puppy group hug and petting session. They didn't seem too traumatized after that.

    I am glad you are young and insured. I had the "never been sick so why should I worry" attitude. well after the two and a half month long headache, I knew I was dying and had to pony up $1300 for a discounted MRI. Well, $45,000 in medical bills taught me a very valuable lesson about insurance. But the seriously sick part was after the tumor, when I realized the importance of having insurance, I wasn't allowed to buy insurance. Great system, you should only have insurance when you don't need it and lose your insurance when you don't.

    •  I tried that attitude and my friends still have it (4+ / 0-)

      But with a history of kidney stones, I knew I was one pain in the side away from being in a difficult situation. Add in a couple other concerns and I was on healthcare.gov early after launch. For the sake of their health and that of the ACA, I've been pushing friends and family to follow suit and get covered.

      I feel for you. Among the diagnoses I'd narrowed one issue down to was a tumor/cancer. Just the prospect, of both the disease and associated expense, was intimidating. It turned out to be a swollen gland we could chalk up to another issue.

      Our canine households sound really similar. My boys are an 11 pound Yorkshire and a 14 pound Crested, one I got from a breeder I know and the other adopted. My roommate has a 40 pound pointer mix. None fit their respective breed size standard but they're pretty much perfect in my eyes.

      "Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assaults of thoughts on the unthinking." -Keynes

      by UntyingTheNot on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 01:52:38 PM PDT

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