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I stopped drinking alcohol over a year ago. I’m no longer in a treatment program that does random testing?

Posted in Babysitting on 3rd June 2011

I stopped drinking alcohol over a year ago. I’m no longer in a treatment program that does random testing?
How can I arrange for random alcohol testing? Through my family doctor? Private clinic. I’m willing to pay. I’m no longer eligible for the random testing in the treatment program because of the length of my sobriety. I would like the random testing to keep my difficult ex-husband assured and perhaps to give me another year of “babysitting” though I do go to AA frequently and am feeling great about my sobriety.
I am in aftercare and can be as long as I choose but they no longer test.

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Answer by HVAC Man
First off Congrats… You have made it farther than most do… and I respect you for that..

For random testing yes any clinic should be able to do it for you… But of course there will be a charge…

Good Luck and best wishes to you.

Answer by mompoo
I think if you talked to your dr. about this than I am sure he would set something up for you…

Answer by boblunchdude
I am not sure that you could. One thing I learned is there isnt always going to be that safety net for you. Basically you have done your time, and you should be proud of your sobriety. If it really makes you feel better, tell him you will take a test whenever he feels like it, but, he should pay for it. By the way, Grats to you. I am 14 years sober myself, and it does get easier with time, especially if you have people around you who are supportive of your sobriety.
Good luck to you.

Answer by sweet_leaf
Aftercare. Call around to the treatment centres in your area and see if anyone is willing to take this on. Chances are they will. They all have a shared goal of helping people get and stay sober. Good luck!

Answer by rosie_lynn
Wow. I want to say how proud everyone should be of you. You sound like a very responsible person who had some tough times. And admit to that and you are doing better!!! Great!!!

This runs in my family. So I have seen it and know how hard it is. So sad. Glad you have your life back really.

Ask your doctor for help. I am sure he can arrange something I hope. And ask others at AA. And let your ex know you are going to get this done if you can. It would be great if he could help pay on it, but if not, if you can afford it, get it. And I do hope he will keep helping by babysitting. You deserve some help. You are really trying and doing well. I admire that.

Answer by saibenswuenin
It will do to test yourself; you’ll need a blood test strip (for saliva testing,) alternately a breathalyzer, a cellphone camera (for taking a timestamped photo of the strip at the time of testing, and of course showing off the test and result,) and some kind of timer, a cheap permanent ink pen (not the gel type,) and some middleweight Scotch tape.

The pen is for doodling on or dating the test strips (Year, Month, Date; is the current ANSI standard.)
The middleweight tape is an option which permits the preservation (in a target canister; well-labeled, please) of your test strip samples. After the photo of the test (i.e. your wet dated paper,) the result (since it takes time for any reaction to take place,) and photos of the locale (if you like) you can put the test paper inside a loop of tape and then microwave the loop for 20 seconds to kill bacteria and K.O. mycoplasma in there. Squeegee it closed again (since steam opened some ways) and store in the ‘used’ canister. Heavier tape would insulate against the microwaves overmuch.

The final component is the most technically complex, and sure enough it uses the cellphone too. It’s the random timer; run like a normal random testing program, it would be not totally random, and preferential to Sunday AM at 2 (if you are awake; you can certainly log later if you were not!) or after lunch. Pick an appropriate Java timer program or timer that works on your phone, then pick or delegate (to your spouse, on the case) the target times and frequencies (2 times a week, say) and let your phone page you with an appropriate poem or saying to cue your test. Java ME (micro edition) runs on 95% of cameraphones, so it’s an easy choice in case you (and your trust system) want or need anything special.

There are certainly other good valid and effective methods than this canonical one! It sounds like you want to convince some fellow; would it kill him to learn to distinguish (say, 10 minutes after application) Chanel No.5 from Chardonnay, Warmth (eau d’toilette) from Walker (whiskey), stairstepper (aerobic exercise) from DKNY Be Delicious, hill running (somewhat anaerobic) from Abbey Ale and Irn Bru? If you travel, they still make paper cards and envelopes suitable for scenting. Due to postal regulations you will want to put saranwrap between the address and the card dampened from hill (mountain) running drills….

There are even electronic exercise meters (and I think, a Dance Dance Revolution game) that do an okay job of deciding whether your jumping jacks have been mellowed by alcohol; to keep an audit trail on those will take a little devising, though if the digicam photos of your score and your pose is always the same, you will soon be outed. You probably shouldn’t expect your score to keep improving past 36,220 points or age 72, after all.

You could alternately choose an infrared detection method, which would essentially be a blood test rather than a breath or saliva test, and particular to you. If you are involved in photography and willing to experiment with a chilled optic path and some etalons placed atop your CCDs, this could be your pick; though imaging isn’t as important to the test as a consistent wideband IR illumination of the chosen test spot, reliable etalons that can pick out alcohol’s in vitro adsorption bands, and some test time.

David Foster Wallace has written extensively on some alternative audit methods, although he does write fiction as well as essays.

If you are testing for HPV, can you just ask them to remove your cervix?

Posted in Child Care on 4th May 2011

If you are testing for HPV, can you just ask them to remove your cervix?
This is the second PAP that I have done where it has come out with abnormal cells. So now I have to go back in for a test to see if there is any lesions on my cervix. The first time I tested for abnormal cells is when I was pregnant with my 4th child. And then it cleared up on its own. Now it is back 2 years later. Before it gets to cancerous cells can you just have it all removed and not have to worry about chemo or however they “take care” of the problem?

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Answer by Oby Baby™
They can remove parts that are cancereous its called adical trachelectomy problem is they can only do it in the first stages. Talk to your doctor about this. he’ll know best. god bless and good luck

Answer by jjcc
If you are finished having children, you can have a partial hysterectomy. what kind of abnormal cells? squamous epithelial cells can be removed with a conization or with cryofreezing. i had a conization the second time i had bizarre cells show up, stage 0, carcinoma in situ. cancer that hadn’t spread yet. the conization was successful and they got ALL of the cells. I don’t have to have radiation or chemo and i just get checked every 6 months for the next 3 years.

Drug testing for welfare recipients?

Posted in Child Care on 8th November 2010

question April D : Drug tests for welfare recipients ?
I would really like to know why we do not have something like this in Kraft.So many people work so hard all the time, and the rest just sit on their butt and whine. “When will I get my next welfare check … I need a job … bla bla bla.” My neighbor is 19 with a three-year old, and it is to be paid for a job search! Yes, they pay her to look for jobs. There are so many places setting, it is impossible not to find one. She says she “can not afford child care,” so they take care to not even having a job, and instead just trying the best they can from the health and social services people. (Child care about $ 150 a week, she could easily pay a full-time job.) Not to mention, the only thing they spend their money, alcohol and drugs, and parties all weekend and let her son watch and remain Cartoons to 3 clock in the morning. (This little boy can not even speak of the way.) I would be lying to speak, to know whether it can have any legitimate reasons why we did not want to at least the tun.Ich how about the little boy did not wissen.Und because they do not read or talk with him really. The only thing he can do is mumble. The only word I have ever heard him say, is the SH-Wort.Das is beside the point but Best Answer.

reply by Tracey a
in Michigan and we already have the drug testing legislation in force, and for a 19 year old, able to pay 150.00 for a week child care a bit of an exaggeration, they dont pay you to help them find a job with the gas money, as you know, so much of their business, you are pretending to be a friend when their child is neglected, then the right people should step in.

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