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3 hours ago, Marty Backe said:

Regarding nearly free healthcare everywhere in the world except the US, "there's no such thing as a free lunch".

I work for a Fortune 50 company with some of the best medical benefits available. I have no complaints. I go to doctors when I feel it's necessary. As of today, Dec 13th, I don't feel it's necessary.

Thanks for all the well wishes and advice to see a doctor. I'll stop asking for anecdotal advice here as it always leads back to "see a doctor" :)

Unless you're the lunch...

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3 hours ago, mkosterlund said:

Hi  @Marty Backe - and everyone else :-)

I'm fairly new to EUC, got my first wheel apprx. 3 weeks ago - I have done my first 50 km - and I like it.

I ride with a helmet, wrist and knee protection.

Last Sunday, I entered sub forum "Riding Safety and Protective Gear " - Just to gather some inspiration before buying elbow protection - 

first post I see is Marty's 18 mph crash post, 8 minutes old... I better finish the task of buying the elbow protection.

As a new rider I appreciate everyone sharing their accidents, from a safety and learning perspective. - thank you.

 - on account of reading the forums the last few days I have decided always to wear my protective gear.

 Marty, I wish you a speedy recovery - and I did wonder, with all those wheels to choose from, how do you even pick one going out the door? :-)

You can't go wrong with taking a default position of always wearing gear. I'm sure you'll deviate from that periodically, but that's a great attitude.

Glad that you've joined the EUC club. Here's hoping for many kilometers and hours of fun times for you down the one-wheeled road :cheers:

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1 hour ago, mkosterlund said:

I'm fairly new to EUC, got my first wheel apprx. 3 weeks ago - I have done my first 50 km - and I like it.

Welcome.  What wheel did you get?

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8 hours ago, Marty Backe said:

Regarding nearly free healthcare everywhere in the world except the US, "there's no such thing as a free lunch".

I work for a Fortune 50 company with some of the best medical benefits available. I have no complaints. I go to doctors when I feel it's necessary. As of today, Dec 13th, I don't feel it's necessary.

Thanks for all the well wishes and advice to see a doctor. I'll stop asking for anecdotal advice here as it always leads back to "see a doctor" :)

 

This is me.  People claiming that their health care is "free" are apparently unaware that their governments are picking their pockets through higher taxes.  Health care costs money and money doesn't grow on trees.  I also have terrific basic health benefits, and I pay more for an overlay of boutique medical care just to make sure my providers are competent and responsive.  All the same, I don't see the point of seeking medical care if you aren't pretty sure you need it.  'If it ain't broke, don't fix it' is a mantra I've learned to live by.  

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14 hours ago, Smoother said:

Don't start the medical cost discussion again.  The yanks are fiercely proud of their system.  FYI.  I find YOUR costs shockingly high.  The most that accident would cost here in the UK is £8.40 per month per prescription medication. ZERO for everything else. ;)

I had to chime in. Sorry @Marty Backe.

The out of pocket expense for my surgery was only $2500. My insurance paid  $67,000. I feel my insurance adequately and favorably protected me. :)

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:lol:  Just kidding about the gangrene.  Oh oh let’s not fuel the embers with gun talk!  :blink:  How about something less inflammatory like politics?  Now Canada wants to tick off China by arresting some Huawei exec and extraditing her :facepalm: .

In any case, I’m confident that you’ll make the best choice for your situation.  We each make our own beds in the end.  I’m still drawing some blanks on how to Photoshop that mega arm bruise... but I’m sure to come up with something!  :w00t2:

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7 hours ago, Marty Backe said:

Regarding the police and a large deductible, I would have no trouble with that. Remember, this is the United States where we all have the God given right to own a closet full of guns and blow off the head of any intruder into our home.  This 2nd amendment lover laughs at that deductible :D

Gangrene? :blink1: Thanks for adding that to my go-to-the-doctor/don't-go-to-the-doctor worries :efee8c29ce: 

 

3 hours ago, Hunka Hunka Burning Love said:

:lol:  Just kidding about the gangrene.  Oh oh let’s not fuel the embers with gun talk!  :blink:  How about something less inflammatory like politics?  Now Canada wants to tick off China by arresting some Huawei exec and extraditing her :facepalm: .

In any case, I’m confident that you’ll make the best choice for your situation.  We each make our own beds in the end.  I’m still drawing some blanks on how to Photoshop that mega arm bruise... but I’m sure to come up with something!  :w00t2:

I am amazed. Three posts and now before we know it, we can have people shouting at each other about free health-care, guns and Chinese execs.

Wait a second...:popcorn:, oh there they were!  Now don't mind me, I'm just sitting here munching pop corn...

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2 hours ago, Scatcat said:

 

I am amazed. Three posts and now before we know it, we can have people shouting at each other about free health-care, guns and Chinese execs.

Wait a second...:popcorn:, oh there they were!  Now don't mind me, I'm just sitting here munching pop corn...

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After reading your thoughts on free healthcare and the second amendment, I realize we have more in common than EUCs Marty.  :thumbup: I had assumed since you lived in California...

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12 hours ago, Marty Backe said:

Gangrene? :blink1: Thanks for adding that to my go-to-the-doctor/don't-go-to-the-doctor worries :efee8c29ce: 

I wouldn't worry too much about it @Marty Backe. It is just an arm and maybe a shoulder. Not essential for riding. If it had been a foot or a leg....I would consider to fight my FB-allergy and start a collection to raise funds for your taxi to the doc.

Ohh and as for vlogs...You can always get a drone if you don't have the arm to hold the selphystick...just an idea...Or just have to do more group rides an deligate the recording to others.

You see I work with customer support, I focus on solutions not a petty problem..yes I said the P word...😁 

For the record how do you to dust off a 10+ year non-activ FB account? Please @Marty Backe don't make me do it 😇

All jokes aside though. I am hoping you show an update on Monday of how cool colours your arm/shoulder have by then...It is almost like waiting to open a Christmas calendar. It happen from time to time I got to my accident album of photo just to laugh at how funny my buttocks look with daily colour change/healing process.  And of course servers as reminder, respect speed.

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2 minutes ago, Unventor said:

I wouldn't worry too much about it @Marty Backe. It is just an arm and maybe a shoulder. Not essential for riding. If it had been a foot or a leg....I would consider to fight my FB-allergy and start a collection to raise funds for your taxi to the doc.

Ohh and as for vlogs...You can always get a drone if you don't have the arm to hold the selphystick...just an idea...Or just have to do more group rides an deligate the recording to others.

You see I work with customer support, I focus on solutions not a petty problem..yes I said the P word...😁 

For the record how do you to dust off a 10+ non-activ FB account? Please @Marty Backe don't make me do it 😇

All jokes aside though. I am hoping you show an update on Monday of how cool colours your arm/shoulder have by then...It is almost like waiting to open a Christmas calendar. It happen from time to time I got to my accident album of photo just to laugh at how funny my buttocks look with daily colour change/healing process.  And of course servers as reminder, respect speed.

You're killing me :roflmao:

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4 minutes ago, Marty Backe said:

You're killing me :roflmao:

Nono it wasn't me..It was @Hunka Hunka Burning Love that bought up the gangrene...

I didn't get it, if I had how would I do my office job with a half amputated buttock...

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25 minutes ago, Joker10 said:

After reading your thoughts on free healthcare and the second amendment, I realize we have more in common than EUCs Marty.  :thumbup: I had assumed since you lived in California...

California has about 40-million people. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 30-percent is the number of conservatives - 12-million people. That's a sizable chunk. We live in the shadows though, otherwise we would be abused, cars keyed, etc. I joke not.

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3 minutes ago, Hunka Hunka Burning Love said:

I think it's about time for a cool octopus faceplant tattoo!  :w00t2:

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@Marty Backe aka the one wheel road pirate...It has a very nice ring to it.

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2 hours ago, Hunka Hunka Burning Love said:

Now don’t make me bring religion into this thread, because God knows what would happen then!  :efef585a74:

<crickets crickets>

It would properly blow up and takes us the the dark side of the moon 🚀🛰

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21 minutes ago, Hunka Hunka Burning Love said:

I think it's about time for a cool octopus faceplant tattoo!  :w00t2:

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I must say, very well done! Love the words too:D

:cheers:

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