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Rest...water...comfort food....couch....tv.

Doing it now...I have a bad chest cold.
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So, I'm sure you have decided by now that learning to talk like a pirate is the best use of your down time.

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Alcohol kills germs. Might make ya feel better also.
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When your sick,sleep and rest and stay hydrated. Worrying about wasted time is inconsequential.
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I just read through this thread and it's making me feel sick! I'm going to take a nap!!
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update: I got more sick, I think maybe I have the flu?! Too early in the season and I don't know how I got it, but I now seem to have a temperature and feel really bad, plus upset stomach on top of the earlier cold symptoms. YUCK!! SO...now I am just in bed ...watched Netflix until our data for the month ran out ( it gets REALLY slow then) and slept
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10 take tablespoon Elderberry syrup
20 eat big steaming bowl chicken stew, w/celery and rice. W/coffee
30 hot bath
40 bedrest.
50 N=N+1
60 If N <7 Goto 10
70 print "All better, Resume normal Run mode"
80 Exit
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You asked if people really go to the doctor for a “cold”.
Yes, for some people a “cold” can kill them.

When I get sick enough that I simply cannot focus at work and I have to stay home I usually lay around and listen to music at a low volume and that’s about it.
It stinks.
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Do I go to a doctor for a cold? No, but if I am so sick that I cannot go to work, and I cannot take time off from said work because they only allow 5 unauthorized "sick" days per year, well then I will have no choice but to see a physician, because I will need a doctors' note to return to work, and still have a job to return to. So yeah, 3 days off means a doctor, who says " Rest and acetaminophen." Then I get the bill for $249 for office visit, which is below my yearly family deductible of $6500.
Yep. I am actually dealing with it right now; stayed home on Monday.
" ......You can keep your doctor!". I'd rather make a NEW DEAL.
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Do I go to a doctor for a cold? No, but if I am so sick that I cannot go to work, and I cannot take time off from said work because they only allow 5 unauthorized "sick" days per year, well then I will have no choice but to see a physician, because I will need a doctors' note to return to work, and still have a job to return to. So yeah, 3 days off means a doctor, who says " Rest and acetaminophen." Then I get the bill for $249 for office visit, which is below my yearly family deductible of $6500.
Yep. I am actually dealing with it right now; stayed home on Monday.
" ......You can keep your doctor!". I'd rather make a NEW DEAL.
Did you ever ask the doctor what their cash fee is?

When I had to do what you have to do I paid my family doctor $45 for a “consultation”, or $50 to the Urgent Care or $35 to my chiropractor.

By getting creative you should be able to find a much cheaper way to miss a day of work than using insurance.
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You know, that is a good idea, but the Medical Syndicate is SO large, I doubt that that is even an option. Besides, without knowing the doctors' cut of the billing amount, why would he even do that? He would be hurting his own bottom line, even though I bet the doctors' cut from a $200 visit is probably less than $50. The provider and doctor make SO MUCH billing the insurance company, its a nice LEGAL racket they have going, and I will never upset their game.
Why is " someone" billed $ 200 to see an MD for 2-3 minutes and ultimately get no real professional input from said MD? So I see a bill for $ 200, my insurance pays $50; I pay $150. For what? Ultimately, NOTHING.
I do not even understand how it all works- I'm an electrician, not a paralegal, so I guess my little brain will never know, huh?
My point is- I cannot miss more than 3 days of work without a doctors' note, which I have not had to do yet. But when the Company does not trust or believe its employees,.......
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Listen to podcasts, there are some great ones

https://medium.com/the-mission/the-2...o-ccf98527bdda

BBC has a great selection to, from comedy to documentarys to History


"witness" is 9 minute tales of moments in history important and not so important told by people that were there. heres one on 2 guys who raised a lion cub in the 60's.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00j0kz1


and there is 50 things that made the modern economy. The one of barb wire is a good taster

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0564q9t
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I SUCK IT UP and continue to do what I normally do. I don't complain about it on public media. If its really bad I get Steroid Injections in my Veins, don't sleep and Fack Shat Up. But Im a Guy. Think Ill pass another kidney stone.
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I get sick once every two years or so. If it’s bad enough that I can’t get off the couch, It will keep my down for at least 4 or 5 days. That means I miss work. Go to doctor on day 2 or three, pay $50 co-pay office visit and get work release slip to use for FMLA to cover 5 days of missed work. Full pay, and attendance (the important thing) covered.

In the past I’ve bought a couple hundred dollars in coin rolls, or even a grand or more, from the bank. I look for silver dimes or half dollars, wheat pennies, war nickels, or even error coins. Keeps me busy for a while. One of my favorite activities when I have some down time.
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I SUCK IT UP and continue to do what I normally do. I don't complain about it on public media. If its really bad I get Steroid Injections in my Veins, don't sleep and Fack Shat Up. But Im a Guy. Think Ill pass another kidney stone.


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I get sick once every two years or so. If it’s bad enough that I can’t get off the couch, It will keep my down for at least 4 or 5 days. That means I miss work. Go to doctor on day 2 or three, pay $50 co-pay office visit and get work release slip to use for FMLA to cover 5 days of missed work. Full pay, and attendance (the important thing) covered.

In the past I’ve bought a couple hundred dollars in coin rolls, or even a grand or more, from the bank. I look for silver dimes or half dollars, wheat pennies, war nickels, or even error coins. Keeps me busy for a while. One of my favorite activities when I have some down time.
I can't believe so many of you here go to the doctor for a cold or flu. I only go if I feel like I absolutely need an antibiotic or something major is wrong. Last time I had an antibiotic was about 10 years ago or so for an ear infection that hurt like crap. When I used to have a job that required me to use up sick or personal days ( sitting in an office, which I can do even with a cold ) I would just go to work sick, and the boss would tell me to go home and stop spreading my germs around. Nobody ever suggested I needed a doctor's note

Anyway. This is what I ended up doing: slept , watched enough Netflix streaming to use up almost all our data allowance for the month in 2 days, did get up and cook yesterday ( Mexican pork in crock pot, had to use it up it was defrosted), re-read an old book I like.

Better today, helped husband with the animals this morning but now I am resting for a little while. I started feeling a little lightheaded after not walking around for 2 days.
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My husband loves podcasts, but I can't seem to focus on them. Don't think I am a good listener, I do better reading or watching something. But yeah, for people that can do that and pay attention, that's a great idea.
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I can't believe so many of you here go to the doctor for a cold or flu. ...
I avoid Doctors and hospitals, including the alternate medical witch doctors, phony chiropractors and magic practitioners, like the plague. They want your money and often they do nothing to earn it. I do get a flu shot every year, if possible, as preventative and I only have gotten the flue once in my life that I can recall. A yearly physical and occasional other issues/injuries have driven me to the medical establishment, but lets face it, why would you want to hang out with sick people?

Glad you are feeling better Sonya1!
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I avoid Doctors and hospitals, including the alternate medical witch doctors, phony chiropractors and magic practitioners, like the plague. They want your money and often they do nothing to earn it. I do get a flu shot every year, if possible, as preventative and I only have gotten the flue once in my life that I can recall. A yearly physical and occasional other issues/injuries have driven me to the medical establishment, but lets face it, why would you want to hang out with sick people?

Glad you are feeling better Sonya1!
I agree with you on most of that. I don't do the yearly physical, why should I ? They just look for crap. It's like a vehicle. If it ain't broke, don't fix it! I feel like having a yearly physical is like the car repair place telling you every time you get a new tire or brakes, that you must replace a belt. They have been telling me that for at least 10 years, and the belt still works. I will replace it when it brakes. Same with the doctor. I will go when I have something wrong that makes me sick enough long enough that I can't function, or have a major injury. All these medical tests are just there for them to charge you money and "find" things that "might" kill you when you are old. Well , something IS going to kill you some day, all of you and me. I don't care to spend old age going to the doctors and hospitals to keep me alive a few extra years.
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I agree with you on most of that. I don't do the yearly physical, why should I ? ...
No reason to. For me it is a VA thing. I feel it is a necessity to stay on good terms with them.

ETA: For a few years I also had to get a Annual medical for my CDL and also pilot license
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