Thursday, January 9, 2014

Greenfield Dental Associates

I've never actually been to the dentist yet and i'm already impressed! I just broke my tooth and I was able call Dr. Goldstein at his home and schedule an emergency appointment. I called 4 other places and 3 were not open on Friday and the last one was open a half day.... Thank you DR GOLDSTEIN, your now my new #1 dentist!!!

My new Google Android tablet

So, I get a tablet that's on sale for $60 from $200 for my girlfriend for christmas on and I received it before the delivery date I expected which was def a plus. They had a large variety of colors to choose from with this 7" tablet so I chose purple....which she loved. Perfectly happy with the purchase...HOWEVER I also bought this..... RIPOFF!!!!

It's described as a kids learning tablet and I got a used something with cardboard pictures taped to a black piece of plastic with random numbers and symbols....ITS AWFUL. I'm so pissed I won't even be giving it to my nephew anymore. You have to be careful with discount stores like this, especially online because many have return policies that are quite frankly illegal....I'm going to be sending this bad boy back where it came from and keep the damn $16....they advertise this bullshit as being worth $79 and on sale for $16....I wouldn;t spend $5 on this piece of junk. 

Hopefully I save a few people a few bucks with the warning!!!

UPS-Warehouse Help-Seasonal Position

The hiring process is simple, you fill out the forms online, you don't need a resume which was a big plus for me since I can't find mine and it's a pain in the ass to remember places you worked, pay, dates you left, etc.
After you enter the zip code where you live you can search for jobs based on proximity to that location, when I chose within 20 miles there were 4 options and I filled out application for all 4. I was set up with an appointment to interview at the end of the application to one specific job... "warehouse help" Although the job wasn't full time and it wasn't even guaranteed past Christmas I was excited to get back to working outside the house.

The interview was for the next morning and the hiring is done by Joe in human resources, after completing the necessary forms and doing a quick query check on my criminal history to make sure you don't have any felonies, I was offered the job....I started that night 6 hours later.

Couple of negatives about the job would be the fact that it was only seasonal so I only worked for 3-4 weeks and UPS is unionized so your obligated to pay $25 per week in union dues until you hit $400 for the year.....So, when I worked 20 hours at $8.50 I got barley over $100 in the end... couldn't even pay my cell phone bill with that.

On the positive side I would have to say it was really a good job and hopefully I get called back the next opportunity available. The workers all were good about helping and explaining the operation and what the job entails, that's really a HUGE help when I first started because I already have an generalized anxiety disorder. It's hard to even leave the house sometimes so I was relieved the co-workers were as helpful as they were.

On our last night the managers got everyone pizza and soda which was nice as well. Overall I do hope to get rehired and i'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Polaroid MP3 Player and Camera

More of an MP3 player then a camera in my opinion. Due to a pause built in to auto-focus things like taking pictures of kids because difficult because your always missing the smile by a second or two or that cute moment passes by and click you get a nice back of his head shot.

The MP3 player has a decently loud speaker but obviously is better when headphones are attached. The one I got is a nice blue color and about the size of the Galaxy S3 or a little bit wider with the same length. Website Review website link
When I originally signed up for my free account to stop spam or something, I think, I really didn't have any idea what it was even for, or why I needed it since I had about 3 followers, I thought who in the hell would even want to bother with some random useless account that is so inactive?

Alright when I was proof-reading my article before posting it was pretty obvious that nearly all of the below paragraph isn't about but more of a condemnation on some of the people thought to be in the upper echelon of our society when in reality their own behavior dictates they be shunned, ostracized, and maybe even imprisoned for attempted indoctrination of our youth. In conclusion, when looking for the actual "TRUETWIT REVIEW" SIMPLY DISREGARD THE BELOW PARAGRAPH IN IT'S ENTIRETY.

Guess what? I don't know what type of requests, or adds, or whatever "celebrities"(yeah, i'm using quotations because I only say that word to describe them because for some reason the mainstream media seems to have been tricked into believing that doing stupid things, acting irresponsible, procreating, and living are qualifications for this new form of D list "stars"....Oh, wait, sorry I forgot the most important one....MONEY. ENOUGH MONEY THAT COULD FEED the homeless shelters across the United States for the next decade. But, not just having that money, having it because of personally accomplishing NOTHING but inheriting everything, Including an attitude big enough to rival Kim Kevorkian's ass. AND. Spend that money that was un-earned personally on only the essentials....things like bottle service, maids, butlers, drivers, security, hair dressers, a chef, personal trainer, accountant, lawyer(on retainer because your so ignorant that your going to break a lot laws during your unaccomplished, insignificant lifetime) and every other unnecessary, useless, exaggeration that can draw attention to their media hungry asses. 

OK, back to actual facts and commenting after using that thing that's in our head, i'll make this more clear just in-case we have one of those sister's, you know the ones without it, taking time out of their "BUSY" lives to read something, sorry, have someone else read them something from just one of the peasants....THE PEASANTS THAT DO HAVE A BRAIN.

Damnit. See, I did it AGAIN. Those whores are sucking, fucking, bitching, leeching, moaning, groaning, their way to the top of the next evil foreign regime's hit squad...and for that, I now reluctantly admit, we must lift the trade embargo with Cuba and Fidel Castro while simultaneously dropping that entire family of silicone, hair spray, and facials(both kinds) onto Alcatraz and move on from that shameful part of US history.

I'm serious this time, now they are literally banished. TrueTwit provides a service that HELPS but certainly does not eradicate the problem of bots, spammers, and other kinds of internet backwash.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Pioneer Valley Spine and Sport Medicines

Wow, let me say once again....WOW. I had previously dealt with one of their other locations back in 2007 after a very bad car accident. I presented with a herniated disk and pinched nerve between T-6-7 7-8. I had gotten an MRI back when I first started physical therapy at Cooley Dickenson Hospital in Northampton, MA. I met with Dr. Sarah Narayan this afternoon and once I gave her the consent so that she would be able to gain access to my previous history, she was gone no more then 3-4 minutes and then we did a quick physical and reflex tests.

For one of the very first times in my life I really felt like someone in the healthcare field cared about what they were doing in regards to how I felt, what i'm going through and what plan we have going forward to fix the problem...... DR. SARAH NARAYAN is a breath of fresh air that the medical field desperately needs going forward in my opinion. She worked quickly without rushing anything, asked all of the basic questions I figured she would ask and a few others I had not thought of which was comforting to know that she knew a lot more about these types of problems and has seen exactly what works and what doesn't. 

Because of my past drug history I made the decision prior to even making the appointment that I was going to take any pain medications that have an opiate content off the table and out of discussions. Although I never abused my previous subscriptions to percocet and I am in considerable pain I just don't even want to take one step down that road ever again.....could I have never even mentioned the suboxine program I am in and went home with 60 perk(5mg) yep, i'm pretty damn sure I would have had unlimited refills since something like back pain can be managed with medication and PT but its not something that typically goes away forever, there is no guarantee that the non-opiate prescription will do anything more the hid the back pain I have while raising my bodies tolerance to a dangerous drug. 

During my addiction I went from the point that a single 5 mg pill made me sick to my stomach and planned on never using them again. I even scheduled an appointment with my DR. a few weeks down the road thinking i'd need to get something else, anything else really, I couldn't function feeling that way..... other then that very first 5 mg perk I have NEVER felt sick while taking opiates again, my tolerance grew from 2 per day for a total of 10 mg of percocet daily, to 2 in the am right when I wake up so I can get out of my bed, 2 after lunch and 2 right before I went to sleep. As the months pass my tolerance builds up and i'm running out of my 10 day supply quicker and quicker. I was supposed to get 60 every 10 days or as needed.... I don't think I called on day 11 even once. 

With that system I was able to still go to work and function, but there was an invisible hold on me the minute I took that damn pill for the second time. It felt AMAZING. and I almost lost everything in my life that mattered to me because of where opiate addiction took me. It's not something most can get through alone. Its a simple fact. Without the help of someone outside of your clique your never going to be successful until you realize that what your doing isn't just hurting yourself, friends, family etc. It's KILLING THEM TO SEE YOU GO THROUGH THE WITHDRAWAL.

After looking at my X-Rays and discussing both my history and my present condition we decided on trying Prednisone(a type of steroid commonly used in situations like this) on a 2 week taper which eases itself out of your system if they are taken correctly and Gabapentin which is used in place of those opiate based/narcotic meds is much much less likely to be abused. While if my memory serves me I don't think Gabapentin worked for me last time but I couldn't really tell because I was always taking so many percocet that I had no way of knowing if the gabapentin was helpful.

For now I have weekly visits scheduled for physical therapy and a check up with the good DR after a few weeks(when the prednisone cycle is done with). For the first time in over 10 years I made the right choices and for that, the fact that i'm free this January instead of in jail like I was last year, means more then I can put into words. Remember there is always someone out there worse off then you, take the time and effort that you put into finding and buying the best drugs every single day and put that towards your family and friends and I can guarantee you'll feel 10 times better then by that stupid hit.