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  1. I’m sorry I’ve been thinking on it and I do believe they were 20mg, not sure that makes it a whole lot better... edited my original post for accuracy..
  2. In 2012 I tore my rotator cuff and labrum lifting a patient. No big deal, great surgeon fixed me right up. On discharge, I was given a bottle of 90 Oxycontin 20mg tabs, take 1-3 q6h PRN, with no instructions beyond that.. I swore I wouldn't touch them, then the block wore off and I slammed 3 because that day SUCKED. Over the course of the next 2 months or so, I consumed every single one of those oxycontin, initially because I was in excruciating pain, then it was just because I was sore.. In every instance, the opium took every bit of my pain away and made me feel absolutely marvelous. It took me a very long time to not crave those pills when that bottle ran out. I remember that time in my life vividly, and I use it to ground me when I'm dealing with folks who have become addicted. Because by the grace of God, I only had 1 ounce more self-control than they did. That single ounce of self control is what kept me from finishing off that legal bottle, buying an illegal bottle, and eventually devolving into heroin as so many have done before me.
  3. Read my post below in the tablet vs laptop thread. I use my iPad and MacBook together extensively.
  4. The combination of an iPad plus a MacBook cannot be overstated. They just work so flawlessly together for a school package. For me, I use my iPad for in class studying/note-taking and my macbook for more intensive things like writing papers. I also keep all my study guides on the cloud so that I can just whip out my iPad for some study guide cram sessions wherever I’m at. One awesome feature I learned about is selecting a drawing, equation, homework answer that I created with the Apple Pencil and pasting it directly into a word document on my MacBook (cut and paste just as if you were using multiple screens on the same computer). I used this extensively in physics where I would write out my entire answer with formulas on my iPad, then cut and paste them into my homework assignment on my MacBook which I would print off and turn in. With Christmas coming up, there’s several sales going on, and it’s pertinent to mention that the newest entry level iPad now supports the Apple Pencil, so you don’t need to spend extra on the iPad pro anymore.
  5. I didn't realize he was PAMAC.. He posts on SDN as an NP and is generally productive there..
  6. I mean I get it, he was a bit aggressive towards the end and seemed to only have an agenda of “we’re independent and you’re not”, but his earlier posts were productive..
  7. Looks like all of his content was deleted.. seems a bit extreme to me, but I’m nobody..
  8. I'm more curious about carrying 1.2gm of weed in a 5 pound container, and then the prosecutor still pursuing the felony when it's obvious that the weed wasn't 5 pounds.. And then the conviction for the felony weight.. Did you represent yourself? Was your attorney drunk? Was the container also made out of weed? or is there more to the story.. To be honest, I'd be shocked if your EMT certification went through with the felony drug conviction, but I can't speak for PA school admissions/licensing.
  9. To be clear I was referring to the teeth gnashing of the doctors
  10. I'm genuinely curious.. If the internet had existed when DO's made their push to be recognized, do you think the teeth gnashing would have been just like this?
  11. This is going to be a question for your chemistry department.. I’d be slightly surprised if they allowed you to schedule the lecture section without the lab..
  12. There is a phenomena there where any topic can devolve into PA/NP complaining. Threads where the original post is nowhere near the topic of PA/NPs regularly find themself down that pathway. It’s like an art form..
  13. I actually didn't process the fact that you've been regularly moving throughout your marriage.. I know that's somewhat common in military families. In that case, I'd say yes he should probably be more supportive, with the caveat that we're only hearing your side..
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