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  • +Accessible Health Care(Wed 3:43pm)Obamacare

    Accessible Health Care

    July 28, 2021, 1:43:10 pm MDT

    «Glen Volk» writes:

    I got to thinking about this, so I called my insurance agent.  She is not familiar with writing policies in Florida, but she did say that if Mike had insurance (and I believe he did) she said, he’d have had access to exams and proper medical procedures, per Obamacare.  I don’t know if there would have been hurdles for Mike to jump and if so how daunting they would have been, but it could have well been that like Rob he just did not get yearly physicals.

    Rob wrote that he got yearly physicals until a few years that he didn't. I don't know about Mike.

    Beardog writes:


    Glen Volk writes the health care system in the US does not make it easy to do these regular check ups. I disagree and say the following.

    Ever since Rob Kells' passing I have made an effort and point to not let that happen to me. So even without a job and no insurance I still have made the effort to go to a lab like Quest and fork out between $28-$40 to get a PSA test done every 6 months. Easy to do and diagnostic labs are everywhere.

    Colonoscopys are a preventative service and are covered by part B Medicare. Medicare pays ALL costs including cost of anesthesia. They cover every 120 months (10 years) and once every 24 months if you have a high risk of developing colon cancer.

    Prior to qualifying for medicare most people are looking at one or two colonoscopys that insurance should cover if you have it. FOBT and other tests are available also. It really is just making the effort for you to do the PSA test regularly. No one is going to do it for you.

    Over 20 years ago I took a class from Mike Barber at Wallaby. He was a good enjoyable person to be around. A person that touched many people’s lives. He will be missed by many including myself and he has left this place way too soon

    «Cliff Whitney» writes:

    I heard the news about Mike and read what you wrote today about getting regular health checkups. I could not agree more, everyone should go do it now!

    I sent a note to Trish Kells a while back and told her that Rob had saved my life. Rob was a friend to many including me. He had stayed in my home at Henson's many times. When Rob died it was the first time I really learned of prostate cancer and the importance of checkups and early detection. Being self employed and a man, you tend to not pay attention and think it could not happen to you with a healthy lifestyle and all.

    As I got older I developed prostate issues and thought well I am older and this is normal for men and did not pay attn. A couple of years later Rob and his writings about his journey came into my head. Due to him I went back to the doc.

    After multiple biopsies and ultrasounds I was told I had prostate cancer and was told 5-7 years if I continued to sit on my ass and do nothing. Thanks to Rob I caught it just early enough and elected surgery. With the help of very talented surgeon it was successful and I am cancer free. But all of this could of most likely been avoid if I had paid attention and gone to see the doc more regularly.

    Keep posting about this. Even years later Rob's friendship and education has saved a life (mine) and it could be yours too.

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  • +Our colonoscopies(Wed 3:43pm)It's all good

    Our colonoscopies

    July 28, 2021, 1:43:28 pm MDT
    It's all good

    Belinda is resting now after hers this morning. It looks like she's all good, with three polyps removed and a biopsy yet to be done on one of them. It was unbelievably quick and easy and the doctor was great.

    Had my second one a few months ago just before the Spring competitions. No polyps and completely healthy.

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  • +Drone Reviews(Wed 3:44pm)Extensive

    Drone Reviews

    July 28, 2021, 1:44:00 pm MDT
    Extensive  Technology&pgtype=Homepage

    After 55 hours of research and test-flying 17 models, we think the DJI Mavic Air 2 is the best drone because it combines a high-end camera with the latest autonomous technology for less than $1,000. We also recommend the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and DJI Mini 2; pilots of all skill levels will find that DJI’s drones are exceptionally reliable and easy to fly.

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  • +Mike Barber Launching(Wed 8:38pm)Notice the non-tight mains

    Mike Barber Launching

    July 28, 2021, 6:38:36 pm MDT
    Notice the non-tight mains

    Fay Barber writes:

    I have been deluged with beautiful messages for and about Mikey, and it will be impossible to send individual replies. Even so, every single one of them is meaningful, and I am grateful to receive your warm wishes. I hope Mikey is enjoying his last flight as only he can. The world has lost a very special person.

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