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Jan 21, 2020 - 8:31:58 AM
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A hospital with which, as far as I recall, I have no connection to, sent me an advertisement advising me to
"SCHEDULE YOUR JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY NOW"
Perhaps they bought some info about me from somewhere, and are sending this to EVERYBODY in the area, above a certain age.
Which makes sense, from a financial standpoint,. as many of us DO need joints replaced.

And e-mailed advertisements are below Dirt Cheap, pricewise.

But, from a PERSONAL standpoint....?
My reply was

"Since you seem to know more about this than I do, please tell me which joint you are planning to replace.
OR... put me on your DO NOT CONTACT THIS GRUMPY PERSON list."

Jan 21, 2020 - 10:58:12 AM

1923 posts since 7/23/2015

isn't there an Orbit on the highway, didn't you notice it? And why ridicule helpful ads?

Jan 21, 2020 - 11:02:41 AM

Owen

Canada

4782 posts since 6/5/2011

Geez, Mike.... I wouldn't be too hasty to put the kibosh on this one.   devil    Maybe you could have your pick of which joint.  Or maybe it was part of a volume discount offer.   Or maybe it's a deeply discounted "introductory" offer.  Or maybe it could be a "screening" test... i.e. catch and fix it before it became a [much worse] problem.     Or maybe.....

Edited by - Owen on 01/21/2020 11:16:33

Jan 21, 2020 - 11:10:40 AM

Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

23698 posts since 8/3/2003

Mike, I get advertisements all the time in the mail about hearing aids. My hearing is just fine. I also get phone calls telling me they can get me a back brace, knee brace, elbow brace free if I'm on Medicare or Medicaid. Although I have a little arthritis in all those joints, none of them need a brace. It's the price of getting old, I presume. Wonder if younger people get that stuff, too?

Jan 21, 2020 - 11:25:57 AM
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5559 posts since 3/6/2006

yeah Mike you could wind up with a set of brand new components...



even if...


They're made in China!

Jan 21, 2020 - 11:28:25 AM
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dmiller

USA

23740 posts since 7/22/2007

  1. Shucks - - If I were you, I'd send them a letter back saying "I've smoked over 40 joints in the past month.  How many are you going to replace?"  smiley

Edited by - dmiller on 01/21/2020 11:28:54

Jan 21, 2020 - 12:28:27 PM

1923 posts since 7/23/2015

quote: it's because once you have a docs appointment, regards any following hospital appointment, it's picked up by snoopers, I believe possibly that it is age related. I'm 28  haven't got an ad letter,..yet..

Originally posted by Texasbanjo

Mike, I get advertisements all the time in the mail about hearing aids. My hearing is just fine. I also get phone calls telling me they can get me a back brace, knee brace, elbow brace free if I'm on Medicare or Medicaid. Although I have a little arthritis in all those joints, none of them need a brace. It's the price of getting old, I presume. Wonder if younger people get that stuff, too?


Jan 21, 2020 - 1:06:22 PM

2725 posts since 7/28/2015

It seems like you see less scooter spam lately.

Jan 21, 2020 - 1:18:14 PM
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Brian T

Canada

16046 posts since 6/5/2008

Only ad notices I get are:
#1: take Heidi-cat in to the vet for a check-up. I know I should do that, her hips are failing just enough to notice.
#2 take me to an audiologist. That will be an insight into the obvious. If my mind can't match words and sounds, no hearing aid on the planet will fix that.
= = =
Lots of people are remarkably unaware of the variety of useful medical services.
Save those notices, maybe pass them along to someone who needs it.

THere's people here, poor as rats, that can't afford the meds they need.

Jan 21, 2020 - 1:32:06 PM

3890 posts since 11/29/2005

Yeah, actually I do need a replacement joint ... the old one down the street went out of business a while back.

Jan 21, 2020 - 1:43:32 PM

figmo59

USA

29859 posts since 3/5/2008

Mike....
Joint replacement...
Might mean ah ...Pipe.... ;0,

Jan 21, 2020 - 1:46:01 PM

figmo59

USA

29859 posts since 3/5/2008

quote:
Originally posted by prooftheory

It seems like you see less scooter spam lately.


Differnt Medical  PROBLUM Frank.... ;0)

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