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   Posted 3/14/2012 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   
We don't have internet at home again. We only had it for one night. Jerome was told that the payment he made at Cricket was for phone and internet. It turns out the payment was only for the internet and the internet wouldn't work on Windows 7 which is on our laptops. We used it on our desktop that night, and the next day, the desktop would only start over and over again, so he went and got our phone turned on and the internet turned on. I suppose that we will get the internet straightened out at the beginning of April.

I'm not having any luck finding a pain management doctor too. I called my primary care doctor's office today and told the receptioniist that I couldn't find one and that my pain meds are due to be refilled on Friday. She put in a note and sent it back to the doctor. She said she didn't know whether or not that she would refill them or not. I haven't heard anything from the doctor yet. I'm just hoping and praying that the dr. will refill them.

My anxiety has been really bad for the last couple of weeks trying to get this all straightened out. I hope you're all having a low pain evening. Take care.

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   Posted 3/14/2012 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry you have so much going on, Loretta.... thinking of you and hoping this all gets worked out soon for you.

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   Posted 3/14/2012 9:45 PM (GMT -6)   
…I'm right there with Tina!….we hope you get all problems solved soon….you have been missed here and on FB.

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   Posted 3/14/2012 10:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear you are having troubles Loretta:(

I'm not sure why the internet won't work with your laptop? I have Windows 7....so the operating system shouldn't have anything to do with it.

Does your laptop have wireless capabilities? I would assume so on a new laptop. This should be able to get connected with the Cricket wireless card/modem.

(Just like I use Sprint....so my laptop is connected wirelessly to the modem by Sprint)

Then choose either Internet Explorer 9 or Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome as a browser to go online.

So...make sure you don't pay the full price or they give you a discount if you are paying for internet and you aren't getting what you pay for..

How many PMs have you tried to contact this last month? And none of them will see you? Even if you have to drive a bit to get there it would be worth it.

Sorry your anxiety is getting high...I'm sure all of this together is adding it up:(

Sending you some hugs (( ))
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   Posted 3/14/2012 10:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hope everything gets worked out quickly for you Loretta. I am sure you must be dreading another time going without your meds.


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   Posted 3/15/2012 3:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Loretta,

I hope things work out with you in the PM department and in the internet department. You've had a great deal of problems with both for a long time and it can start to wear you down after a while.
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   Posted 3/15/2012 6:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry you are still having internet problems, really frustrating. Also glad you got meds last month, but I was under the impression the new PCP would not give you anything and you were having bad withdrawal issues. I hop e you can get someone to write you meds until you are able to find a new dr,.

Take care.
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   Posted 3/15/2012 12:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry your having troubles getting your pain medicines and I hope you can
find a pm doctor soon....will be thinking of you...many many well wishes
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