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Michael asks…

Does it bother you that all people who take narcotic pain meds seem to be vilified?

I use narcotic pain meds to treat the pain from herniated discs in my neck from an auto accident (not my fault) 5 yrs ago. I have numbness in my arm and have a horrible time sleeping unless I take a muscle relaxer, because of the extreme stiffness I get in the muscles between my shoulder blades. The stiffness causes horrible headaches that can be incapacitating. I don’t like to take them and although prescribed more, only try to take them when I can’t function with the level of pain anymore. The problem is that with the authorities jumping on the anti-pain med bandwagon, finding a “real” doctor who will prescribe them is very difficult. If a tylenol or advil helped I certainly wouldn’t waste the money going to a doctor, or put myself through the pain of getting numbing injections directly into the back of my neck. I last went to a board certified anesthesiologist last year when I had medical coverage. I signed an agreement not to go and doctor shop for more pain meds, and I have followed this. People look at you and think you are a druggie if they find out you take narcotics. A lot of doctors won’t prescribe at all due to liability. I personally think it is BS. My pain is real, but because of some bad apples, I have to jump through hoops to get the meds. Same thing with cold medicine from the pharmacist. I’m out of luck if I want to use bath salts in my bath water. There are those people out there that will find a negative use for just about anything out there. There was a professor who changed a reciprocating saw into a sex toy. Maybe now we need to ban those tools, or require ID’s every time a carpenter needs to buy it. Maybe we should license it. An urn of ashes was stolen in a robbery because the idiots thought it was coke. Maybe cremation should be banned too. I think that pain is not understood by those that don’t live with it every day. I think attention needs to be brought to this. People who require narcotics to feel normal because of a medical condition are being discriminated against. Sooner or later, no doctor will prescribe the meds. What do you think? Are you tired of the gov’t pushing real doctors to not write the Rx’s because of the local junkie?? There will always be an unscrupulous doctor out there that will write a script for 5000 pills a month. Go after those doctors and the pill mills. To me it is like the gov’t not going after the doctor that commit Medicare fraud, but going after all doctors. I think that needs to stop.

Dusty answers:

I’m so sorry you have to deal with pain on a daily basis, so do I. I can tell you that this guy who answered your question tells everyone the same thing. He even told a guy who was constipated
to contort his body as he told you to move his bowels. Now, unfortunately, you have to deal with
people like him who literally is making fun of you.

Know that I care and your not alone. I just had a spinal cord stimulator implanted which interrupts the pain signals from the spine to the brain. There are alternatives to medicine and I sought treatment to get out of the prescription drug perceptions that people and doctors have.

I will pray for you. Please go to a website. Inspire.com and you will find the support you need, not from this site. Good Luck

Sharon asks…

How do I build glass sides and doors for a reptile enclosure or cage?

I have a chinese water dragon. He is still a baby but I’m looking to build him a bigger cage as he will grow to possibly three feet in length. I’ve searched the net for ideas on his cage and I’d like to use glass or plexi-glass on the sides and front of the cage. Even though I’ve looked at all the youtube videos I can find and any free plans I can find, I can’t find a good way to build doors with glass, or plexi-glass, in them.

I might just go with a sliding door but I’d prefer a door or two similar to a cabinet door. The opening is most likely going to be about 4 feet high. I also can’t figure out how to attach the side, glass/plexi-glass, panels.

I have basic tools but I don’t consider myself a great carpenter. In other words, it needs to be simple.

Any suggestions/help would be wonderful.

Dusty answers:

I would go with the plexi. That way you could make a wooden frame (or metal if you wanted) and then just drill the plexi (very slowly as to not crack it) and then screw it into the frame that you have made. Once you have that done you can focus on the doors. I would suggest making them in the same fashion. Once you have everything assembled you should seal it up. For this i suggest using “aquarium silicone” (use this because it is animal safe). You can get it any Lowe’s or Home Depot (it should be near the paints and glues). *NOTE* -If you plan on building this way it is very important to remember that you need air holes or screening so the animal can breathe. For this you can either drill more holes in the plexi, or use some sort of screen for the roof-

I hope this has given you some more ideas on how to make an enclosure that will not only house your larger animal, but also look decent doing it :)

Steven asks…

How to build a cage using glass/plexi-glass?

I have a chinese water dragon. He is still a baby but I’m looking to build him a bigger cage as he will grow to possibly three feet in length. I’ve searched the net for ideas on his cage and I’d like to use glass or plexi-glass on the sides and front of the cage. Even though I’ve looked at all the youtube videos I can find and any free plans I can find, I can’t find a good way to build doors with glass, or plexi-glass, in them.

I might just go with a sliding door but I’d prefer a door or two similar to a cabinet door. The opening is most likely going to be about 4 feet high. I also can’t figure out how to attach the side, glass/plexi-glass, panels.

I have basic tools but I don’t consider myself a great carpenter. In other words, it needs to be simple.

Any suggestions/help would be wonderful.

Dusty answers:

What about going to a second hand store and finding a old dresser or armoire the size you want then converting it to an enclosure.as for the doors if you go with an armoire and if the doors have raised panels you may be able to remove the panel and insert a piece of plexi glass.if you can you like the one pictured here
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://images.oneofakindantiques.com/6322_French_armoire_1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.oneofakindantiques.com/catalog/6322_french_loire_valley_cherry_double_door_armoire_c_1760_1.htm&usg=__uMPlegqsy8MwsiOKif3pAW236ww=&h=640&w=431&sz=58&hl=en&start=8&um=1&tbnid=bmL4F0y8b6W0bM:&tbnh=137&tbnw=92&prev=/images%3Fq%3Darmoire%26hl%3Den%26rls%3Dcom.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox%26sa%3DN%26um%3D1

Thomas asks…

what is the time?

A man is strolling past the mental hospital and suddenly remembers an important meeting.

Unfortunately, his watch has stopped, and he cannot tell if he is late or not. Then, he notices a patient similarly strolling about within the hospital fence.

Calling out to the patient, the man says, “Pardon me, sir, but do you have the time?”

The patient calls back, “One moment!” and throws himself upon the ground, pulling out a short stick as he does. He pushes the stick into the ground, and, pulling out a carpenter‘s level, assures himself that the stick is vertical.

With a compass, the patient locates north and with a steel ruler, measures the precise length of the shadow cast by the stick.

Withdrawing a slide rule from his pocket, the patient calculates rapidly, then swiftly packs up all his tools and turns back to the pedestrian, saying, “It is now precisely 3:29 pm, provided today is August 16th, which I believe it is.”

The man can’t help but be impressed by this demonstration, and sets his watch accordingly.

Before he leaves, he says to the patient, “That was really quite remarkable, but tell me, what do you do on a cloudy day, or at night, when the stick casts no shadow?” The patient holds up his wrist and says, “I suppose I’d just look at my watch.”

Dusty answers:

7:22 PM EDT

ha ha ha

here is a star and the time when I am typing this message

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