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Created On: 12/17/2018 05:07 AM
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 12/17/2018 05:07 AM
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dingpatch

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So, yep, same old story, , , , the next door neighbor's 65-ish year old wife has been suffering from a self-diagnosed "gall bladder" for most of this year (she was proud to say that she had never been in a hospital, being born at home). Finally, last week, it was time to go to the ER and get it taken out. NO DICE! She is eaten up with the shit. Nothing they can do for her except "buy her some time", , , , ,. Going to be a miserable, painful, death.

Please, please, please, get to the doctor. The expensive office visit is absolutely dirt cheap when compared to the alternative, , , , ,!!
 12/17/2018 05:12 AM
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Central Floridave

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Bummer.
 12/17/2018 06:25 AM
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jdbman

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I am sorry for your neighbors condition. However its a good warning to all.

Get to the Doc. Pay attention to those blood chems:

A1C, Glucose, Ast, Chloesteral indicators.


Diet and weight, BMI.



If your blood chems on the chart are heading north, expect to spend lots of time picking up meds at the pharmacy.

Fight back, heal yourself: diet, exercise, positive mental outlook.

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 12/17/2018 07:19 AM
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ww

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Also blood pressure. I developed high blood pressure when I was about 30 and in good shape with an outdoor job in Wyoming.
 12/17/2018 09:32 AM
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Greensleeves

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My sister's 58 year old husband passed in his sleep last year and autopsy found supposedly treatable heart related issues. He refused to go to the Doc for years. Yes they had health insurance. A good man who didn't think through his actions in that area and the ramifications on his loved ones.

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 12/17/2018 04:02 PM
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RobdaSlob

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Ironically I'm scheduled for annual inspection this Friday. Yay!

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 12/17/2018 08:12 PM
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RegularJoe

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If your physical or checkup doesn't include an EKG, ask for one. Or ask for another doctor.
 12/18/2018 05:09 AM
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tom

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And not to be an ass-ache, butt remember your colonoscopy. (Sorry! Couldn't help myself!!!)

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 12/19/2018 04:51 PM
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ww

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Labs tomorrow. Separately, I get annual EKGs due to having atrial fibrillation (no limits on activity, but the heart just doesn't function super-efficiently with a floppy rhythm). George H.W. Bush had the same condition. By the way, he seems to have sometimes been a grouch due to his meds. The colon is looking fine, the esophagus is a mess. And of course a recent x-ray for a painful hip (a beach injury) revealed nothing the matter, apart from the joint being arthritic. It's been arthritic and mostly pain-free for a decade or more.
 12/22/2018 12:05 PM
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RobdaSlob

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I think us old guys like telling everyone about how we were once great and talking about our health.... That said annual inspection came back good - numbers good on all cylinders. Read surfing and health - Doc Paskowitz and have tried to embrace it. Keeping the weight in control is a bear.

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 12/22/2018 05:07 PM
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The Political Thinker

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Medicare For All.

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 12/23/2018 01:38 PM
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Cole

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Originally posted by: The Political Thinker

Medicare For All.


It will be cheaper in the long run, that's for sure.



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 12/24/2018 08:51 AM
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RustyTruck

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Originally posted by: RegularJoe

If your physical or checkup doesn't include an EKG, ask for one. Or ask for another doctor.


Yes, especially if you're over 40 or have family history.

But we must make healthcare available to everyone. Medicare for All.

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