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    Rule one of health care in the USA: nothing is free.
    Rule two: Cheap things are ludicrously expensive.

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    With complications that basically work out to "if you've got the sort of money to throw at insurance and could likely afford more expensive bills you're not going to get them because of insurance, if you don't welcome to bankruptcy court".

    There's a reason I haven't actually been to a doctor in 8 years, and know how to set my own broken bones.
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    With complications that basically work out to "if you've got the sort of money to throw at insurance and could likely afford more expensive bills you're not going to get them because of insurance, if you don't welcome to bankruptcy court".

    There's a reason I haven't actually been to a doctor in 8 years, and know how to set my own broken bones.
    This terrifies me.

    This could get into politics so quickly. Let's just say that the idea of moving from the NHS to a US-style system terrifies a lot of people over here.

    I was at the doctor on Wednesday, and have been to them abou'st three times in the last three months, all without paying a penny at point out delivery (I do, however, pay for healthcare with every paycheck, whether I used it or not). There are things that I don't like, such as how I'll need to pay at least fifty pounds to actually upgrade my glasses to the right prescription and not get continual headaches (it's a price tag on vision!), but in general the system works out so that when I need healthcare the only thing I have to worry about is waiting lists, not costs or insurance forms.

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    For the record that's the reason that the visit last week drew a lot of ire. But this is going to get very political of I go on.


    My doctor is also very adamant that I get therapy. It's like I have a history of going to him for mental health issues
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    I hope it was more of a hilarious debacle than a painful one at least.

    Aww, that's a shame. I don't have any hills, but the closest bathing place is roughly 5 km from my home (this might sound ridiculously close to some, but it is actually quite far by Swedish standards), so it's nowhere I just run down to. And when I have to make a dedicated trip in order for a swim, it doesn't happen very often. I much prefer our ancestral farm in that regard, it's only 15 metres from the door to the water. Going up there in the summer always equals lots of swimming!
    I most definitely let out a desperate shout of "I'm drowniii-iiii-iiing" while getting out of the water, reaching me to my waist, ickly tickled by sticks fallen from the birch trees hanging over the pond.

    Yeah, I have two swimming spots about 300m and 600m bird's distance, but walking takes about 10-15 minutes because you have to wiggle around the steep hill to get down. I'd die if my closest shore was 5km away. Though, well, up until I was 10 our closest lake was 10ish km away (but we still went there at least weekly) and from 10 to 14 5km away, but I spent most of my summers at my grandparents or at my godparents' summer cottage where water was right next to us. From 14 til 20, my closest beach was 500m away and the other about 1,5km... they were ok, but, well. They were city lakes. So they were somewhat dirty. So, sometimes me and my friends just biked 10km to the national park to enjoy clean water.

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    A thunderstorm just hit us, and I'm sitting at first row counting the seconds between lightning and thunder while the rain hits the windows, smearing the outside world to a blur. It's so cosy I want to stay up all night just enjoying it.
    In the past 7 days I got to enjoy two nights of thunder joy! The first one the lightning hit somewhat close, I'd say between 2-6km. The flashes sure were bright, and kind of made it hard to fall asleep when suddenly your eyes open to the bright light. The second time was last night or the one before - it was this lovely mellow rumble in the distance, clouds fluffy and grey, air heavy added with some amazing summer rain. The air smelt so nice afterwards, with all the lush scents from the plants around me.



    ION: Me and my boyfriend went exploring, and realised that from the back of my apartment starts a small but extremely lush bit of forest. It has an amazing amount of paths going all around, and we definitely didn't have time to go through it all since the rain started. Had to run home!

    I think on Sunday night, or perhaps Monday, we went to a closed mining site near where I lived. I had heard about it, locals saying it has a really nice view. Well, it being very close to the lake, I thought that you could see water from there, right? Oh, NOPE! A huge fenced area, barbed wire a the top of some parts... looking down at least 40 metres. Plus the really creepy hole that definitely went down way deeper. It was astonishing, me and boyfriend were in awe. Tried to take some pics, but they really don't give credit to how deep and... just, deep and vast it was. Definitely gotta go there again. I'll try to get yous all some pics to see!


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    What does "ION" signify?

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    What does "ION" signify?

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    The air smelt so nice afterwards, with all the lush scents from the plants around me.
    That's something that I always like around here for the random downpours in late-spring to mid-summer. There're enough plants around here that it all smells so fresh and nice when the air gets cleared by the rain.

    ...I still prefer to not be out in it, though, admittedly.

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    A panel show is any programme with a panel. Question Time, Match of the Day and What the Papers Say technically all qualify.
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    Well I cannot pass up a shot at a good pun!

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    I have now graduated from the #1 public university of my country: I have an MA degree with teacher qualifications. Nevertheless, I am going to spend the summer studying.

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    I have now graduated from the #1 public university of my country: I have an MA degree with teacher qualifications. Nevertheless, I am going to spend the summer studying.
    pssst, new thread at the link below v

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    I can't, apparently.
    Just in case you missed it, there's a new thread.

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    Just in case you mith'd it, there's a new thread.
    Fixed that for you.
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    Now get off my lawn and go to the new thread.
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