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I have been armour suiting up lately.

Why? Well, various reasons. One is that I am changing. I am frustrated with the treatment by my peers and by the local hospital to the point where I am ending contact. I paid my county medical society dues faithfully for years, I go to the meetings, and then no one talks to me. I send patients to do labs at the hospital, get xrays, see specialists. I have been in the county for 18 years working, yet the patients either say, "They say you are not part of the system." or I get referrals to see me precisely because I am NOT "part of the system."

I had a sudden epiphany right before the last county meeting. The hospital sends out an invitation email, but not to me. They do send it to another solo doctor. He forwards it to me. He once said, "I have given them your email over and over and why don't they send you the invitation?" Good question. I am the bad girl who used to be part of the system, an employee of…

What is the number one cause of death in the United States? The heart. You know that.

You might know the number two: all the cancer deaths put together.

Number three is lower respiratory disease: mostly caused by tobacco.

Number four. Can you guess? Number four is accidents. Unintentional deaths. In 2012 number four was stroke, but unintentional deaths have moved up the list. The CDC tracks unintentional deaths,…

Had an early start to the day, 6am is early for me.
Started early, so I could finish early and go to a meeting/interview with my possible new boss.
It could be the industry that I'm in, or I could be just getting older, or I've stopped giving a damn, but my job interviews are generally just a friendly chat, which is probably what it's supposed to be, but people (on either side) might just make a big deal out of it. I always go in as myself, I don't lie, I don't pretend I'm better than I am, I…

News for Noders

March 14th: Pi day.

March 14th: Midnight today is the last chance to post in, and vote on, Carrera de Caballos: An E2 Proseproduction.

March 20th: The first equinox of the year.

March 28th: Happy birthday lizardinlaw!

March 31st: Happy birthday mad girl's love song!

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February 15th: Happy birthday Admin to the goo!

February 18th: Happy birthday mjijm!

Sign up for the Carrera de Caballos: An E2 Proseproduction Coming March 1st!

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January 1: Gregorian New Year.

January 1: reQuest 2018 begins!

January 24: Happy Birthday Silverai_me!

January 26: Happy Birthday Segnbora-t!

January 31: reQuest 2018 ends.

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December 1: Iron Noder has ended, and the initial results are in!

December 12: Happy birthday to horacetheclown!

December 12: Happy Hanukkah!

December 25: Merry Christmas!

Coming in January: sign up now for the reQuest 2018!

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November 1 - The IRON NODER CHALLENGE starts today and runs through December 1. It's never too late to sign up, and all writeups get rewards. /msg mauler if you'd like to participate!

November 1 - Happy Birthday Zephronias!

November 5 - Bonfire Night in the UK.

November 11 - Veterans Day in the US.

November 26 - Thanksgiving in the US.

November 27 - Happy Birthday Estelore!

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