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Migraine Headaches

I went to see my doctor today about my increasing frequency (and severity) of headaches.  Now, I'm not insured because I am unemployed and cannot afford to pay for my own insurance.  The doctor visit was supposed to be $75.00, but she was kind enough to charge me only $35.00, but I could only pay $20.00, which they happily took and said they would bill me for the rest.  Anyway, after examining me and asking a bunch of questions, Dr. Cynthia Sainsbury (a plug for her; she's really good) diagnosed me with migraine headaches.  I told her, too, about my memory which has been getting noticeably worse, but she said I needed to go to a neurologist, which is out of the question of course.  I also saw her for horrible tendonitis (or bursitis) that I get in my shoulders.  My left shoulder is so bad right now.  She asked if I wanted a shot of cortizone but I had to decline because I couldn't afford the shot.

For my headache she prescribed for me the generic form of Imitrex, which is …

Some of My Artwork

I have just uploaded some of my sketches and doodles to my art blog.  Check it out.

Crappy Customer Support and Stupid Warranties

On behalf of my wife's Dell XPS M1530, I have the unhappy task of calling Dell's crappy customer support whenever something goes wrong, and something is always going wrong with the thing.  Last night we discovered once again that the AC power adapter burned out.  I called Dell support of course, and after being bounced from one department to another I spoke to someone who told me that despite having the extended warranty, only a one year manufacturers covers "consumables", which of course means the AC power adapter--something I didn't know, but who the hell reads the warranty info?  I screamed, yelled, pulled out a few strands of hair and just hung up.  My wife was upset of course that Dell sucks so bad but also with me for failing to negotiate a free adapter.  I had to call today to purchase one for over $90.00 because I wanted it shipped ASAP--we use it for our business.

Now compare this to Apple's customer support.  Apple's support is far better.  No s…