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post #54031 of 57298
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Originally Posted by boso View Post

Warning: Spoiler!---Bad Form (Click to show)







Gym was pretty much empty today so I de-loaded and just focused on fixing my deadlift and squat form.  I  need to remember to keep my head down. Still getting a feel for the lifting motion. Better?


I like it, much better form. Although I can't tell from the video if I'm right about this or not, it looks like perhaps you could engage your upper back more towards the end of the lift. Looks like your shoulders should be pinned back a bit more to support you better and fire those upper back muscles.You do push your chest out relatively well, so you're engaging those muscles, but if you pin your shoulders back just a bit more you'll fire even more muscles.
post #54032 of 57298
It looks good to me. Hips are a little low at the bottom for my taste but thats nitpicking and I dont know shit about deadlifting anyway.
post #54033 of 57298
To be fair if your appendicitis was low-grade enough to be present for 2 months with minimal symptoms, I would have had trouble suspecting it, too. For every 1 person with an atypical presentation of appendicitis, there's hundreds who have UTIs, STDs, or abdominal strains....can't get imaging on all of them.
post #54034 of 57298
Well it's been on and off really intense pain for 2 months and given that they checked for STDs you'd think a simple ultrasound would have at least helped them to rule it out.

anyway I'm really fucking sore now. Got a job interview in 2 days and can't really walk yet. Going to be interesting.
post #54035 of 57298
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

That seems somewhat standard. The problem here is that they didn't ask for an ultrasound the first time I went to ED. So they fucked up. The system didn't fuck up, the ED doctors did.

I've had appendicitis twice and got it removed the second time and it was the first thing they checked for each time. They just used a trick by pressing their fingers "on it" and could somehow feel it was infected.

They even tried checking for it, when I had a gallstone, which was sort of funny.
post #54036 of 57298
I'm no medical expert but I'd have thought they would administer a blood sample to test for elevated white blood cell count. I went 48+ hours with my appendicitis. One of worst 3 pain my entire life -- had to hold onto counter at my job as cashier at grocery store in order to stand at one point. Doctors were shocked it hadn't ruptured by then.
post #54037 of 57298
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Originally Posted by boso View Post

Warning: Spoiler!---Bad Form (Click to show)







Gym was pretty much empty today so I de-loaded and just focused on fixing my deadlift and squat form.  I  need to remember to keep my head down. Still getting a feel for the lifting motion. Better?

Its better.
Looks like some low back rounding but that might be the angle. Would be good to see from chest height. Impossible to judge back position and other things from this angle.
post #54038 of 57298
Health insurance is insane in the U.S. I think PPACA will help but it's still a fucked up system. We're constantly talking about how we can make the process more transparent and easier for our insurees but it's a tough nut to crack. I'd really like to see us leverage technology much more to accomplish this but that's not going to happen in the short term I don't think.

I came up with this really interesting concept of having all our insurees assigned to a generalist rep. Each rep would have a limited number of insurees and would be their primary point of contact for all questions. If an issue is beyond the generalist's scope of knowledge they would pass it on to a specialist who could handle it. Essentially it's a concierge service model that would be absolutely incredible if we decide to run with it and can make it work. At least then our customers have someone on their side that knows them and their medical history well enough to personally help them navigate this maze.

We're also looking to really get into managed care and help lower our claims burden by helping our insurees and healthcare providers with medical management. Lots of interesting ideas floating around but they're tough to balance with the immediate goal of getting to profitability.
post #54039 of 57298
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post

Health insurance is insane in the U.S. I think PPACA will help but it's still a fucked up system. We're constantly talking about how we can make the process more transparent and easier for our insurees but it's a tough nut to crack. I'd really like to see us leverage technology much more to accomplish this but that's not going to happen in the short term I don't think.

I came up with this really interesting concept of having all our insurees assigned to a generalist rep. Each rep would have a limited number of insurees and would be their primary point of contact for all questions. If an issue is beyond the generalist's scope of knowledge they would pass it on to a specialist who could handle it. Essentially it's a concierge service model that would be absolutely incredible if we decide to run with it and can make it work. At least then our customers have someone on their side that knows them and their medical history well enough to personally help them navigate this maze.

We're also looking to really get into managed care and help lower our claims burden by helping our insurees and healthcare providers with medical management. Lots of interesting ideas floating around but they're tough to balance with the immediate goal of getting to profitability.

So basically the same as the UK where everyone has a general practitioner who they see on like a few days notice who can then refer them to specialists?
post #54040 of 57298
The problem with that is the complete lack of GP's/family doctors in the US . Everybody is a specialist. You have incentive programs for loan forgiveness if you are a generalist who works in an underserved area for however many years and they even struggle to find willing participants for that. Combine that with the insane shortage of nurses and there's just nowhere near enough people to handle that kind of load.
post #54041 of 57298
Ok rhet, what are non corny ways to propose to my girlfriend?
post #54042 of 57298
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

So basically the same as the UK where everyone has a general practitioner who they see on like a few days notice who can then refer them to specialists?

No not at all I'm talking about from an insurance perspective. When you enroll in our insurance John Smith would give you a call welcoming you to the network, maybe getting some additional info, and telling you that if you have any questions about your insurance, from coverage to billing or anything else, you call him. His phone number would be on your bill and when you call he'd pick up - no voice menus. Any questions you have that he can't answer, he'd refer to you to one of our specialists. So for example, if you had a complicated billing question, and he didn't know it, he'd get you over to someone else who is a billing specialist.

This not only gives our customers personalized service with a real human being, but it also allows us to group reps together in small teams and implement medical management practices and review and tweak our training and oversight for best service. So maybe group A has higher pharmacy adherence than group B, we could look at the groups and see what they're doing different to update our medical management practices.

It's a win-win for everyone, the question is just how expensive it would be. I think it's doable, though. Imagine having one person, a real human being, that is your point of contact for everything health related. While you still have to navigate the maze that is the US healthcare system, you'd have someone on your side that's knowledgeable and looking out for you.

GP with specialist referrals are essentially HMO's in the US, which for the most part have sucked but if implemented properly can be great for a certain market segment.
Edited by Khayembii Communique - 6/8/15 at 8:28am
post #54043 of 57298

Left side of low back not feeling well.

Can't even lift my left leg without aching.

 

Think it was caused by driving 15 hours in two days, followed by heavy deadlift from blocks and then being out all night in crappy shoes.

Third time it blows up as well.

post #54044 of 57298
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post
 

Left side of low back not feeling well.

Can't even lift my left leg without aching.

 

Think it was caused by driving 15 hours in two days, followed by heavy deadlift from blocks and then being out all night in crappy shoes.

Third time it blows up as well.


Yikes, sorry to hear this. I had to get up and stretch 2 to 3 times during Avengers: Age of Ultron just to prevent any aches. Heal up, soon.

post #54045 of 57298
Some of the carbon dioxide form the laporoscopy has dissipated to my scrotum. It now makes squelching noises.
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