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Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Thursday, August 4, 2016

I'm So Proud of Myself. Adventures in Pain Management Part 2

I posted a few days ago about how unhappy I was with my husband's Pain Management clinic.
Here's an update.

Today we went to see the spine doctor for hubby's second neck injection. I asked if I could speak to the doctor because I had some questions and he was happy to see me after the procedure.

I ask him what the course of treatment was, how many injections we could expect to have and what would happen if they didn't work. He said that was a very good question and started to outline what he had planned.

I told him we were having problems with our pain management clinic and how they wanted us to only get the injections from them. He told me that they weren't qualified to give the type of injections that he does (which I knew from researching the credentials of both clinics).

He pulled up hubby's chart, saw the medications the pain clinic giving him and said he felt comfortable taking over his pain management!!!

Not only is his office in town, but he's a really nice guy, his staff is wonderful and we were seen within 15 minutes of our appointment time!!

Yes, I did a happy dance in the hallway and no, I didn't hug him even though I really wanted to.

I can't wait til next week when we officially fire the other clinic. I'm gonna miss the office ladies, the nurses and our awesomely crunchy yoga lady, but not having to go all the way out there every month to be treated like a junkie or a criminal instead of a patient is priceless.

I'm still gonna be hyper vigilant about hubby's meds and procedures, but it's a major load off knowing that every appointment won't be a battle.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Sorry, I Had to Vent About How Crappy Pain "Management" Is

I've been trying to read up on the new CARA drug law and I have yet to see any of the penalties, laws or guidelines my husband's pain clinic is always on about.
So today we go, and the cow of a PA who "manages" his case tells us that since their clinic also does neck injections, we need to either get the injections done there, or let the spine doctor do his pain management.
I re-read our pain contract, and it says we're not allowed to get pain meds from other doctors. Fair enough. But if that's the interpretation of the agreement they're using to justify getting his injections at their office, then why aren't they also prescribing the Naproxen he gets from his orthopedist or the Lyrica he gets from his neurologist?
Then there's the little matter of the doctor who runs the pain clinic not being a specialist in anything spine related whatsoever!!!
If they think I'm gonna let some yahoo stick a large needle in hubby's neck who's not a spine specialist they need to quit taking the the meds they won't supply.
They're talking about sending us to an office in another town which is cool because that would be closer to our house. I also wouldn't have to look at the cow of a PA we have, but I would have a whole new staff to put the fear of Leslie into and that's just tiring.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Singapore Math App from Kids Academy

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Kids Academy Releases #1 Math Games: Singapore Math App for Android and Updates iOS Version of Math Games App for Kids in Preschool & Kindergarten!

Kids Academy is a well-known mobile app developer working in the sphere of children’s early education. The team combines all the expertise, creativity and truly remarkable skills to develop a wide range of best educational games and fun worksheets for kids. The great news is that the team just released the long-awaited update #1 Math Games: Singapore Maths App for Kids in Preschool & Kindergarten - iOS version of the app. itunes kidsThis best math app for kids in preschool and kindergarten offers a great variety of fun educational games for kids. Children will get a fantastic chance to:
• train their brains • enhance their attention and concentration • improve their cognitive skills • learn to follow instructions
While playing the fun math games, little mathematicians will grasp their numbers, addition and subtraction facts in a fun and enjoyable way. Kids will trace numbers, master their geometric shapes, practice skip counting and acquire other useful skills too. The cool math games by Kids Academy are based on the famous Singapore Math method. They help children visualize math problems and solve them in a simple way. You can find a number of best educational apps for children by Kids Academy featured in the Family section of the Android store in the USA, Australia and Canada. This featuring is a reliable indicator of high quality and value of the fun educational games created by this team. android google playitunes app store


We have more terrific news from Kids Academy. Available mid-May 2016 is the long-awaited Android version of their cool #1 Math Games: Singapore Maths App.
This is a cute app that has a lot of easy to understand sections that teach different math skills like adding, subtracting, and understanding shapes. You get a free trial and it's pretty affordable at 7.99 per month or 49.99 per year. This app has it all! It boasts hundreds of new cool math games, videos and interactive surprises. Your kid is sure to love the new innovative system of motivation and rewards, lively music, colorful graphics and amusing animation. Parents will be happy too – while kids play the new fun math games, they will not need any assistance from grown-up.


But that's not all. You can also try out the impressive collection of free printable worksheets and educational games on Kids Academy website. View a great variety of pre-school and kindergarten worksheets by topic and choose the perfect printables for your little learners. Download and print out the fun worksheets and give your kid a wonderful head start on math, writing, reading and other useful skills.

Click here to check out the Free cute worksheets for learning kids.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Win a Kindle Fire!

Win a (Working!) Kindle for the Broken Tablet book launch

Author Micah Joel is celebrating the launch of his new book Broken Tablet, by giving one a lucky winner a working Kindle.

The giveaway ends April 30th and the prize will be rewarded on May 3rd.

Enter HERE to win!!

Good Luck!!

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