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by FRx
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Business ideas for the upcoming depression?
Replies: 34
Views: 1290

Re: Business ideas for the upcoming depression?

@alphaville I use the teachable platform. They charge you a little money every month and a percentage of the profits to host the courses. It's worth it for me since they courses are in the $500 range.
I'm a physician myself so the content is something I'm familiar with but my audience isn't.
by FRx
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Business ideas for the upcoming depression?
Replies: 34
Views: 1290

Re: Business ideas for the upcoming depression?

I create digital courses geared towards doctors and sell them on my own website.
by FRx
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 1687
Views: 114516

Re: COVID-19

The propublica article Jacob posted is quite informative. But ARDS is ARDS - it can happen from tons of causes and we see quite a decent amount of it in the hospital, in the ICU's. ARDS presents in all sorts of manners in all different types of patients. And the act of ventilating someone alone can ...
by FRx
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 1687
Views: 114516

Re: COVID-19

In healthcare we have a culture of having to comply with so many damn laws that most of us just pretend to follow the rules to get admin off our backs. There are many rules which are impossible to implement because they are made up by people who aren't even in the room seeing patients. That's why, r...
by FRx
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 1687
Views: 114516

Re: COVID-19

As a physician seeing patients in South Central Los Angeles it's been an interesting experience. The lack of reliable information disseminated to us docs is simply odd. We can't get the CEO's of the clinic or gov't officials to give us proper guidance on what to do. Each workflow creates another pro...
by FRx
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 1687
Views: 114516

Re: COVID-19

@c40 It would make the most sense to be either in a country where you'll be totally left alone (if you're relatively healthy) and where there isn't a lot of corruption or better to be in a country where you have a ton of public health support and a strong gov't. Vietnam and the US fall into both of ...
by FRx
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: 58yo perma-traveler, retired at 38yo
Replies: 21
Views: 3217

Re: 58yo perma-traveler, retired at 38yo

@classical_Liberal I would agree if it wasn't for the many overdiagnoses which are done of otherwise benign things which are then labeled as malignant. And the many end stage cancers for which we have no business intervening with medications and thus causing unnecessary suffering. So maybe that's a ...
by FRx
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: DIY Laundry Soap without Borax
Replies: 9
Views: 2480

Re: DIY Laundry Soap without Borax

@jacob, do you have any instructions on your soap making process?
by FRx
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: 58yo perma-traveler, retired at 38yo
Replies: 21
Views: 3217

Re: 58yo perma-traveler, retired at 38yo

Great story @shemp, thanks for sharing it. It's incredible that you created this exciting journey for yourself by just not doing what everyone else was doing. Very cool. Also, you calculated what health insurance would have cost you had paid for it all these years. What you didn't factor for is that...
by FRx
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Buying a condo in Spain
Replies: 4
Views: 852

Re: Buying a condo in Spain

Thanks for the replies. I get your math @unemployable. As for the timing, I've been in Spain for 9 months now in total - it's just that I've had to go back to the US for some unexpected stuff in-between. I guess I'm a bit uneasy with purchasing a place this early as well which is why I posted.
by FRx
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Buying a condo in Spain
Replies: 4
Views: 852

Buying a condo in Spain

Wanted to get a sanity check on my thoughts in regards to buying a condo in Spain. It's €90,000 for a 400 sqft 1-br in a little city called Santiago de Compostela in the Galicia region (north). It's in a good area. Equivalent rent for a place like that would probably be €350/month. To buy this condo...
by FRx
Mon May 06, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: MedSaver's Journal
Replies: 120
Views: 28809

Re: MedSaver's Journal

Nice! Congrats on all of this progress. The SL's are like almost gone which I'm sure must have been a ton of work to accomplish. It's like an exponential growth, right? So hopefully the time it'll take to get to that $4M is far shorter than what it took to get here? Any plans on moving after that po...
by FRx
Mon May 06, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Working on a cement house
Replies: 5
Views: 1240

Re: Working on a cement house

Don't know the difference, really. I see these air-filled bricks which are stacked on top of each other with concrete and then plastered over. The homes which are dilapidated seem to have giant wood beams going through them which are being renovated with steel frames and some kind of metal grade cov...
by FRx
Sun May 05, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Working on a cement house
Replies: 5
Views: 1240

Working on a cement house

I'm comfortable working on a house, doing repairs, etc. I've grown up in wood and drywall and the occasional plaster wall with lath. Here in Spain it seems that most homes are made out of cement .... or maybe brick ... and just a few large steel beams. Though this will be a very broad question, how ...
by FRx
Sun May 05, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: If the "right thing to do" is to not have kids, who do you think IS having kids?
Replies: 82
Views: 10331

Re: If the "right thing to do" is to not have kids, who do you think IS having kids?

I might be misunderstanding, but it sounds as though you assume that those who choose not to have kids should in fact have kids and the ones who are having all the kids, shouldn't? If that's your argument it could certainly be valid but it's been the kind of argument which has been make for decades....
by FRx
Wed May 01, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Cheaping international shipping options?
Replies: 1
Views: 855

Cheaping international shipping options?

I'm needing a bike here in Spain and prefer my folding Brompton. I could buy a used one here for ~€600 or have a buddy ship my Brompton back in the US here. Trying to think this through and see what the best option is. Any thoughts on good international shipping options?
by FRx
Wed May 01, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Plantar Fasciitis
Replies: 18
Views: 2426

Re: Plantar Fasciitis

The tough thing with PF is getting over the pain necessary to heal the area with physical therapy. Ideally you'd have someone take you through it who is familiar with PF but you can do it yourself. Lots of theories as to why it occurs but in all the theories the nerves in the area are hyperexcited, ...
by FRx
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Housing in Spain, Santiago de Compostela
Replies: 4
Views: 1566

Re: Housing in Spain, Santiago de Compostela

Ah, I forgot the internet - good call. I get about 7 GB with the €10/month cell and I use it for hotspot as well - so maybe I wouldn't need home WiFi. So far that seems to be the average monthly electricity. It gets cold in the winter so electricity goes up but not a lot of A/C users here in Galicia...
by FRx
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A retirement in prison
Replies: 29
Views: 7353

Re: A retirement in prison

Disability gets no honorary mention here? When I worked in San Diego a very healthy percentage of my patients were on state disability ranging from diabetes, back pain, obesity, hypertension, migraines, carpal tunnel, major depression, fibromyalgia, and arthritis. Many used the same lawyers since I ...
by FRx
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: TENS Units
Replies: 3
Views: 848

Re: TENS Units

If the majority of the pain is from muscle spasms or some random cutaneous nerve entrapment then a TENS can be very soothing. For each person there is a sweet spot of ramping it up very slowly and overdoing it can be deleterious. I recall a decade ago patients who had older units never had trouble w...