Wednesday, February 25, 2015

i dont think i made very good decisions last night.

I could be sure the bump in my chin/jaw area and the tinier one further towards the front of the face was connected to my tooth (or unimportant) if it wasnt also for the bloody scalp that at times feels hot (but certainly not a fever) it sure dont feel that way this morning, could just be that i have too much hair. but ive got infections in my scalp years ago that got bad, so i dont know for sure if infections coming from the tooth. back in Dec the dr barely looked for less than a minute and didnt think i had a tooth abscess then. (when he said it was strep). But yes i should go see a dentist or dr. its a huge cost, and im afraid to have the work done without being put to sleep, and i have no one to bring with me, (which all dentists require to put u to sleep).

and ive lost interest in this blog too.

yesterday wasnt good. was deciding whether to pay for another week or not, or just the final 2 days of the month, and i ended up taking another week. probably i shouldve got a plane out of town, either to mom to have her help me get medical care (with my money) or to vegas, reno, etc. am sick and tired of either long ass commutes or huge uber fees. i kind of blew up at the dogtrack when still being stuck when i first got there, then winning a pot and a share of someone elses high hand table share, was up just over $100 for the day then, and then blew it all and $486.

it was the most incredible game. and though i couldnt afford it, didnt want to leave because the players were awful and the action too good. 6 people seeing a raise and allin to $63 preflop, including me who had AK. i called a guys $34 bet in EP, (mistake?) and i didnt reraise worried of aa or kk, and sure enough he had it. (he didnt raise the guys allin because according to the dealer, he wasnt allowed).  the final hand i busted on i had JJ and the asian guy makes it $20 with the big stack whose doing that with tons of hands, i said fuck it and shoved $176, and he calls with 77. sure enough 7 comes on the turn. I left with $300 of the $802 i left the house with. (that was correct to not buy the final $300 when on tilt that much right)

left quite angry when being in such need of money for medical care id kept talking about to a dentist playing at the table, who was telling me his opinion of whats going on with my tooth and what he thought most dentists might charge. he said i couldve had more than one abscess that might spread but of course, he didnt look at the actual tooth, or bother to feel the lump. also the dealer probably didnt like what i said as i was leaving either. but im under such pressure due to worrying about my health. i had over $12,900 at the start of the day and after that big loss, and paying the rent, i was in the $12,000s.

Think ill stay away from there for a while. but the game sure is good there. im still not sure that game is honest either. its the game in the ghetto.

i wish i could bring myself to see a dr. im quite angry an office visit costs so much one online service called zocdoc that finds u a dr to set an appt with, dont tell u the cost, so when trying to book, i asked them to email the cost first, turns out its $300. WTF? why does that come up when searching "cheap office drs visit tampa" i remember when i paid a dr in iowa $40-45 in a small town in iowa sometime 1995-2000. also wish id go see a dentist.

surprised a flight to MSP is only $161, why so much less than most places? reno is always over $550, and rapid city always over $650. vegas is sometimes $217, phonix sometimes $255. KCMO is at times $312 which is a place to then take an amtrak to hutchinson, and st louis is also that price or less.

22 comments:

  1. Tony, get the medical care you so badly need. You have had far less money in the past and bounced back. This could end up being life or death so do the right thing for a change!

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  2. Go to your Mom's and get some medical care. I don't usually comment because you do not follow any of your reader's advice, but if you have an infection, you could be putting your life at risk. At your Mom's, at least you will have someone to help you.

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  3. Tony - no one wants to go to Minneapolis in the dead of winter, when it's like 60 below in parts of Minnesota! As far as having someone to help you with your tooth, as I told you earlier when you were here, I could have helped you. I don't understand why you didn't do anything about it when you were in Maryland???

    And what, by your measure, is considered a "long ass commute?" Quite your whining about your supposed lengthy commute. Get a real job and move your hotel close to your real job!

    Finally, I don't know whether you saw my response to your last text message, but don't ever text me at 3am! Not on a weekday, not on a weekend. I'd venture to say it's impolite to text anyone at such an hour.

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    1. lighten up u "Dick Van Dyke" looking loompa oompah , be more thankful you have any friends! And if you ever sit down in a game with me you better be wearing your"Magic Shoes"..

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    2. On second thought scratch everything i just said, i just found out your president of the "Mile High Forehead Club" so your forgiven!

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  4. Move to Portland.
    The games there are very very soft. Plus Madlib lives nearby in Coos Bay; I talked to him and he said he's grown to like you and your blog. He'd love to hang out.

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  5. "and ive lost interest in this blog too"

    Well, close it up and move on. You have proven yourself to be a professional to your readers and I don't think even the detractors can argue. You have survived and lived indoors without Gov't assistance for quite a while now and shown you can make a living at poker and gambling (even if it is the dirt poor kind, but many are in your same boat - just most can't handle that bottom feeder boat for 30 years).

    You really have nothing left to prove. Most thought you would be dirt broke and in the streets long ago. Even if you quit the blog, you can update everyone on your status over at RTP or wherever else. Everyone knows you can't keep off the internet for long.

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  6. Don't fly anywhere! Also the dentist will likely NOT do the work without doing an exam first so at the very least, go get an exam done!

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  7. Tony your body is a personification of god:

    1 Corinthians 12:27

    Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

    By not taking care of your body you are betraying god.

    By not seeing your family in Kansas you are betraying god.

    Ephesians 6:2

    Honor thy mother and father.

    John 14:15
    “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

    Right now you do not love god. You do not love yourself. You do not love your family. You love the fatted calf.


    Go to Kansas and get your body in order. You can play online in Kansas while you get your house in order.

    Also, from a poker perspective you aren't making good decisions at the table while preoccupied with these worries about your health which is costing you money.

    Perchance he for whom this bell tolls may be so ill as that he knows not it
    tolls for him; and perchance I may think myself so much better than I am, as
    that they who are about me and see my state, may have caused it to toll for me.

    Is this your end Tony? Only you can decide before you are judged by god for your sins.

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  8. Couldn't every one of your blog postings have this exact title?

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  9. Spend the fucking money Tony even if you spend a few K you have plenty for a 1_2 bankroll if you don't play like a donkey and stay off the machines. If you stop breathing there is no more poker no more bankroll this isn't debatable

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  10. theres tons of drs and urgent care centers open late in vegas, theres even advertisting all over the net of drs who come to ur hotel and treat u anywhere in vegas, but i didnt investigate and i bet its at least $300-500. vince will pick me up within an hour and we will go to the place thats open til 1am. im afraid even that place will be well over $100. unless anyone else has a better idea? its bothering me cause its in my face around my eyes also, unless its a different infection like it was before not connected to the tooth. Vince didnt get my texts earlier cause he was working the ski partol on mt charleston. he does that every thur. and tomorrow i should be flying to reno, if i dont tomorrow, ill have to wait a few days to get the much lower price. i just want to be back to where living is cheap, i know after getting all this medical care including also seeing a dentist ill be down to like $9000 and i need to cut out the expenses, thats why i left tampa. doing it before march 1 lets me gain about $150 extra in pickups around vegas that wouldve expired.

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  11. The places open later are always more expensive.

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  12. If you had a passport id tell you to go Tijuana I've had major dental work there done cheap by US educated and trained dentists.

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  13. Tony do I have this right? You paid your rent in Florida then paid for a flight to come back to Vegas??

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    1. yes, and i was going to call and see if i could get a refund for part of the week and let them know i moved out--and i forgot all about it. im going to look up how to email them now. ive made more poor decisions. havent seen a dr in vegas yet, or a dentist, am too tired with only 4 hours of sleep last nite, and all i want to do is sleep now. Vince ending up just dropping me off to sleep. losing $1500+ on vbj mostly on the one final bet of about $800 wasnt too wise, and not getting my plane to reno today wasnt, and neither was leaving florida. (or even leaving ac). also we passed a dentist sign offering $29 exams and $49 extractions. the price was so low i worried about the quality of the work but vince tried to talk me into going inside, cause it looks horrible in my mouth, but im too tired now

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    2. had to pay SOMETHING tues--id committed to stay 30 days by contract, and it was only 28 days. and had to either pay $368 for another week or $105 for the 2 days. i chose to pay the week--and wish i hadnt.

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    3. Tony, the conundrum you have built for yourself: you don't want to pay the going rate or even what seems to be a relatively reasonable rate to see a dentist or doctor, but if the doctor/dentist has an inexpensive rate, you will not go for fear that means you would receive poor quality care.

      Once again, you want something that doesn't exist.

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    4. an inexpensive rate of $79-149 for the extraction instead of $250+ but $49 is a little too low.

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  14. tony is so funny, shit like this cant be made up......

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  15. I don't understand how it's okay to lose $1500 in VBJ but not pay $160 for a doctor visit. Please explain.

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    1. well if im not feeling sick, (no fever) pain, the dr would wonder why i came in. although i think the bump on the chin related to the tooth. its really a dentist i should see, and the scalp though in horrible shape and needing medical care, ive always had that condition and its a specialist dermatoligist i really need, and not sure how to do that instead of a regular MD.

      but paying $160 is outright money disappearing, the money lost on VBJ shouldnt have cost me anything in the long run. it was all +ev with the 5x points. all i did was bet far far more than im supposed to with my roll, and thats the same way i beat it for over $7000 sept-oct

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