| O-T Lounge|| re: Experiences with LASIK? - tomcatrav on 1/22/14 at 3:17 pm|
Had mine done 1 year before I started med school.
Had a stable Rx for 5 years prior.
Was 20/20 immediately.
3 years later was back in glasses at original Rx.
Great surgeon, new laser, just bad luck. Not sure if all the reading had something to do with it. ...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Deer rifle under 1500 - tomcatrav on 1/21/14 at 7:06 pm|
I have the Sako A7 long range in 25-06. Absolutely love it. 1200-1300 at cabelas.
I had a tikka t3 lite in 7 mag. Ok gun, but kicked like a mule. Too lite in my opinion for that caliber.
| Outdoor Board|| re: IBT 1/6 Cooooold Ed. - tomcatrav on 1/6/14 at 11:27 am|
Saw 3 does this AM. Swamp hunting around thibodaux.
Definitely cold. Secondary rut seems like its about to get going down here.
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: DT depth not as much of a concern as you think. - tomcatrav on 1/4/14 at 11:14 pm|
Thanks for everything u added to the discussion. Care to elaborate ? ...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| DT depth not as much of a concern as you think. - tomcatrav on 1/4/14 at 8:53 pm|
Losing ego and freak certainly hurts, but please remember that we had 7 dt's on the depth chart (AJ, EF, CL, QT, MJ, MB, FH) and only 4 of those got any real playing time.
All of these guys are highly talented, and now they all have had another year in the system.
The way I see it, we have ...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Morning vs afternoon hunts regarding deer tendencies - tomcatrav on 12/31/13 at 11:41 am|
Hunted for years in St Franciscille, now I hunt swamp around thibodaux. IMHO, given the option, I always try to woods in the AM and fields in the PM.
That being said, I have seen more bucks on morning hunts, but more does on PM hunts.
Nice thread. Good posts.
| Outdoor Board|| Opening day of duck season reports (coastal zone) - tomcatrav on 11/9/13 at 12:48 pm|
Hunted bayou black. Lots of ducks. Mostly ring necks but
a few big ducks mixed in. Fairly encouraged given the bleakness of the aerial surveys and other reports. How are the ducks where y'all hunt?
ETA: 7 groups hunted, all limited but 1. Almost all ring necks , a few cans, redheads, and...
| Outdoor Board|| re: 65' Viking hits platform, Green Jeans to the rescue - tomcatrav on 10/28/13 at 6:56 pm|
Freedove a few rigs in shallow water looking for triple tail, but water was real dirty, couldn't even see the tip of my gun. Some guys I know shot a few though.
We caught 2 yellow fin, 1 blackfin, shot 3 lemons (should have had a few more). , and struck out on wahoo . Spent about 3 hours pulli...
| Outdoor Board|| re: 65' Viking hits platform, Green Jeans to the rescue - tomcatrav on 10/28/13 at 4:56 pm|
I was fishing the west edge of the west delta block this weekend and saw 2 pieces of the fly bridge floating. ...
| Political Talk|| The time for a balanced budget amendment is now - tomcatrav on 10/22/13 at 6:25 pm|
With overall government approval at an all time low, and both parties trying to paint the other as extremists and asking for "common sense" legislation to stop the gridlock and "get something done" , the time is now for a balanced budget amendment.
Plain , simple , govt can only spend as much as...
| Tiger Rant|| When do geaux zone replays become available? - tomcatrav on 9/22/13 at 11:15 am|
I will be at a conference out of town (with no access to dvr) )all day during the UGA game and would like to find a way to watch the replay that evening.
I was thinking about getting Geaux Zone and watching the replay on that.
Does anyone know when those replays are available?
Any other ...
| SEC Rant|| re: Saban and the Apocalypse in Austin - tomcatrav on 9/15/13 at 11:05 am|
Sexton will try and play Alabama , Texas , and USC against each other. Create a bidding war, and likely stay at bama.
At least that's how I see it. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Enough Already With The Personal Fouls. - tomcatrav on 9/1/13 at 6:07 pm|
[quote]Enough with the personal foul[/quote]
| Political Talk|| re: UPDATE:LOL, got rejected from Health Insurance app, best thing EVA - tomcatrav on 7/12/13 at 7:27 pm|
[quote]Let FedGov run the show. [/quote]
i certainly hope that was a sarcastic comment.
If not, I hope they come to wherever u work and tell u how u need to do things.
| O-T Lounge|| re: Anyone had Bell's Palsy? (UPDATE--Pg. 5) - tomcatrav on 7/8/13 at 7:18 pm|
Sounds like fairly classic bells.
You should do great.
If you can't blink, use artificial tears and tape ur eye at night.
Best wishes. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Anyone had Bell's Palsy? (UPDATE--Pg. 5) - tomcatrav on 7/8/13 at 7:05 pm|
Do you have any movement left or is it a complete paralysis?
How about your forehead movement?
Recent dizziness or change in hearing? ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Anyone had Bell's Palsy? (UPDATE--Pg. 5) - tomcatrav on 7/8/13 at 6:33 pm|
If you are referring to vita-stim or other such "therapies" that involvd electronic nerve stimulation they have never been shown to provide better outcomes than the natural history of the disease. Most up to date physicians do not recommend these anymore.
In terms of home exercises, I am not ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Anyone had Bell's Palsy? (UPDATE--Pg. 5) - tomcatrav on 7/8/13 at 6:26 pm|
The vast majority of people (80%) get better even without treatment, however we typically prescribe steroids and antivirals because some literature shows improvement in outcomes wit these medications.
Go see a doctor, because other much more scary things, like brain or parotid tumors , can pre...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Bregs ; Johny Baseball - tomcatrav on 6/4/13 at 11:53 am|
Did u mean elllick baseball? ...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Apps the OB can't live without - tomcatrav on 6/2/13 at 11:20 pm|
Just got a new app called Cajun hunt'n.
real fun, kinda like duck hunt for the I phone, but with a Cajun twist and more challenging.
| Movie/TV Board|| re: How is Jack Reacher? - tomcatrav on 5/20/13 at 7:25 pm|
Pretty damn good. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: What is your All-LSU Basketball Team since 2000? - tomcatrav on 5/5/13 at 9:58 pm|
If you are factoring in offense and defense , I would argue for Lamont Roland over Darrell Mitchell.
Lamont was a true defensive stopper, and was solid on offense.
| Political Talk|| re: LSU/OLOL Merger - tomcatrav on 4/1/13 at 12:28 pm|
I ask you again, what is the basis for this statement?
I realize your opinion is that no one should be treated for any complicated medical condition at Olol.
I have personally treated hundreds of complex cancer patients at Olol, and would put their outcomes against anywhere.
| Political Talk|| re: LSU/OLOL Merger - tomcatrav on 4/1/13 at 3:55 am|
What is the basis of this statement temple? ...
| Political Talk|| re: LSU/OLOL Merger - tomcatrav on 3/31/13 at 5:34 pm|
Having worked at almost all the major hospitals in br as a resident, I would tell u this:
If you have a minor or common problem, your care will likely be the same anywhere you go, and OLOL will likely be the least convenient place to get it.
If you are really sick or have a unique or speciali...
| Political Talk|| Constitutional congress as a means towards a balanced budget amendment... - tomcatrav on 3/6/13 at 9:11 pm|
You would need 2/3 of the states to call the meeting, and 3/4 to pass anything. Looking at the 2012 election map, it seems unlikely, but possible.
Anybody think this would have a realistic chance of passing an amendment requiring a balanced budget with a surplus to go towards the debt?
| Political Talk|| re: I'm rich and I hoard wealth - tomcatrav on 3/1/13 at 1:06 pm|
Just a few things that might slow your roll p-man:
1. It takes an average of 8-10 yrs to bring a new medicine to market (b/c of trials and waiting on safety and outcomes data). Even if the technology is there (which it won't be) it will take a lot more than 30 yrs for the system to change to that...
| Political Talk|| re: I'm rich and I hoard wealth - tomcatrav on 2/25/13 at 6:27 pm|
Thanks, but I like a degree of anonymity. The world is much smaller than I once thought. ...
| Political Talk|| re: I'm rich and I hoard wealth - tomcatrav on 2/25/13 at 6:18 pm|
I agree with most of what u said, but here's a piece of advice from a guy who just finished residency.
Don't waste the very limited, very precious free time that u have trying to convince these people that they are wrong.
It's like trying to argue with a 3 yr old.
Go have a bee...
| Political Talk|| re: I'm rich and I hoard wealth - tomcatrav on 2/24/13 at 9:07 pm|
A lot of parents now won't even allow children to get vaccines which carry a minuscule, if any, real risk.
"Hey ms Henderson, now we will injection "nano devices" into your child. Ok? "
That should go over well...