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How many radiologists does it take to screw in a light bulb?

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adventurebob
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Just one but the light bulb needs to be brought in every day M-F for 7 weeks and at the end of the 7 weeks the bulb won't work for a few more weeks.

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Hondo
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Yep they have us coming and going and we light up everywhere we go

Thanks Bob enjoyed something diffrent
Hondo

Kent Cass
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A Nurse has to weigh it before the Rad Dr. gets it every day. Insurance Company needs that data.

kcass

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Dragons7-7-2010
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"And then once it is screwed in the Insurance Company has to send an Explanation of Benefits to tell them what they should have charged for the lightbulb and whether it was an in network or out of network lightbulb?

I found this funny as I needed a laugh hope others did too.

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connieprice1
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That was a good one Bob. I needed a laugh. The other day Connie and I stopped by the dollar store to buy some jigsaw puzzles to donate to the radiation waiting room. We were motivated by the frustration of working on puzzles that turned out to be incomplete. I suggested writing on the back of each box, "Warning if you lose a piece of this jigsaw puzzle you will be laid out flat on a steel table and shot by a radiation gun." Of course, Connie figured some patients or care givers might not see the humor in it so it was scrapped. Also I wanted to let you know Connie has completed her radiation treatments as of Thursday 3/17/11 and she is now in recovery phase. YeeHaw!!! Your friends, Homer & Connie

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adventurebob
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Way to go guys. I knew you'd get through it.
We had puzzles in the rad waiting room where I did treatment also. I would have thought it hilarious to see that note on the back of a puzzle box. Humor goes a long way when things get difficult.
I'll be lifting you up in prayer for your recovery. The next few weeks can be a little rough. Keep the calories going in.

Bob

Kent Cass
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Even in the midwestern Quad Cities they had a jigsaw in the Rad lobby back in early-09. Must be a standard thing with the rads?

Did not have a jigsaw across the hall in the Onco's lobby, though. Likely they didn't realize jigsaw puzzles and light bulbs wouldn't interact to the negative, causing unforeseen complications like rashes and hard-to-treat sores which might require an unorthodox natural form of "Scam-like" remedy, which could threaten their very livelihood! Musta been an Onco memo from the Surgeon General that, after a lengthy study in Europe, no serious complications can be definitely linked to the combination of light bulbs and jigsaw puzzles in a shared environment with adequate air to breathe! Bet that's what happened, because there was a jigsaw in the Onco's office on my last visit in January!

Ah, medical leaps and bounds...

kcass

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