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Finally on the mend [May. 15th, 2008|06:59 am]
No severe ailments at present, which is a thankful thing. My boss is going to be away for three weeks starting this Monday, during which time I'll be acting Manager - a role I am NOT looking forward to given how unreasonable and stubborn are many of our clients.

Now the news with my health is very positive. I visited the dental centre yesterday which is run by my health insurance company. It was no pit stop; unlike a normal dentist where they merely want to treat your immediate problem and then move on to the next customer this place performs a thorough examination to detect ANY little problem that may cost them money further ahead. Finally they got around to looking at the cracked premolar. According to them the damage is less severe than initially expected; it's a "clean break" - no decay.

They've performed no actual repairs as yet, just an inspection and cleaning. The first bit of real attention for the premolar has been scheduled for 24th June. This suits me as I wouldn't be able to take any time off during my boss' absence. After the 24th they'll discuss options including the possiblity of having the tooth crowned. So far all of this has been fully covered by my insurance. The dentist estimated that the initial repairs will cost a mere AUD$35.00 - nothing to worry about. No estimate for having a crown installed until a specialist can examine the tooth.

Meanwhile the ache in my neck has fully subsided, and I've been performing the exercises recommended by the chiropractor. Only time will tell if all this has been successful. I've claimed back on the expenses. According to the receipts I've paid AUD$310.00 (I hope I haven't misplaced one of the receipts, because I'm sure the total was AUD$380.00). In return I received AUD$114.00 so that's just over 35% back. It's better than nothing.

I still hate being human.

[User Picture]From: alaskawolf
2008-05-14 09:46 pm (UTC)
its good to hear that things are finally strrting to roll for your tooth pain, i hope they get it all fixed up. take care of that neck problem too :O
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[User Picture]From: sleepyjohn00
2008-05-15 12:58 pm (UTC)
You may hate being a human, but it's tough picking up your paycheck if you're anything else.

Glad to hear some things are looking good for you!
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2008-05-15 01:44 pm (UTC)
I live in a small, cluttered little den. I work in an open-planned office that resembles pens and coralls. What I have left in my pay after rent is peanuts.

Now how much of this would I have to give up if I were a Bowman's kangaroo?
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[User Picture]From: deckardcanine
2008-05-15 02:42 pm (UTC)
Well, being organic AI, you'd have fewer legal rights and less free will....
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2008-05-16 12:45 pm (UTC)
Legal rights and free will... let's see...

At present I have the legal right to a duty solicitor, since I couldn't possibly afford my own council.

At present I have the free will to travel from home to work. I don't own the residence where I live, can't even install my air-conditioner in the window where it belongs, and my efforts to have the long-overdue repairs to this place have gone unanswered for 7 years. I spend all my working days doing a job that my talents were never suited for, and trying to keep both clients and shareholders happy when the two are often mutually exclusive goals.

If I'm very careful with my savings I can afford to visit Batty from time to time... maybe about 3 times per year.
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[User Picture]From: sleepyjohn00
2008-05-15 05:41 pm (UTC)
A bigger office, but getting the right suit would be tough:

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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2008-05-16 01:15 pm (UTC)
I was going to perform a thorough search of the instances where Florence demonstrated ways of circumventing rules and her safeguards but it's now 11:12pm and I need to catch up on sleep that I've missed during the week.
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