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Old 16th July 2017, 00:42
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See #1. Another 'not bad week'.
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Old 17th July 2017, 00:42
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BP 220 / 120

Doctor nearly had a heart attack.
Now on a clean living regime.


Sounds like you need a new doctor - more like he was checking the operating voltage on your travelling razor!!
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Old 17th July 2017, 19:35
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Well it all went tits-up for me 12 days ago.
Can't remember if I've already mentioned, but I had a quad bypass following a heart attack, 8 years ago.
Went to the docs 13 days ago, generally feeling odd in the upper body but also my BP was high 165/110. Despite my previous history she wasn't unduly worried and suggested a blood test (possible virus).
Anyway I wake up in the early hours of Wednesday to go for a pee and think I know what this pain in my chest is. Ambulance to the hospital and blood tests confirm I've had a heart attack.
One thing and another plus weekend resulted in it being Monday before I had an angiogram.
The good news was that that grafts put in 8 years earlier were as good as new. The bad news was that they couldn't find the cause of the MI (probably due to the time taken and the blood thinning drugs) and there was new damage to the left side of my heart.
At home taking things easy, waiting for the call for the rehab classes.

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Old 17th July 2017, 21:01
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Well best wishes Quiney. To use a much used phrase now gone out of fashion .... Keep on trucking.
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Old 19th July 2017, 04:06
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You need no more stairs than those you have. Climb to the top of them, and stand facing them. Now reach down and, keeping your body in a bow, touch your toes. Stnd up, turn around and climb the stairs again. This will afford you endless amusement and can be repeated as often as you feel will benefit you.
Poor Varley. ( You're a cruel man Farmer John.) It won't happen overnight Varley but it will happen. I have faith in you to succeed.
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Old 19th July 2017, 04:16
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Well best wishes Quiney. To use a much used phrase now gone out of fashion .... Keep on trucking.
Hang in there Quiney -- sure sounds like you've been dragged through the bushes backwards. All the Best.
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Old 19th July 2017, 11:43
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It sounds as if your heart team have served you well in the past so we can expect them to know what's best for you. I expect you are forbidden Sir William Denholm's cure-all alco-somnular procedure. I'll raise my next dose of it to your health.
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Old 22nd July 2017, 12:22
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Re#1 Not a good week. BP OK. Weight up 3 Lbs.
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Old 22nd July 2017, 19:39
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It sounds as if your heart team have served you well in the past so we can expect them to know what's best for you. I expect you are forbidden Sir William Denholm's cure-all alco-somnular procedure. I'll raise my next dose of it to your health.
Don't worry, they said nothing about that. (well the book says in moderation)
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Old 29th July 2017, 12:01
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#1. Not a bad week.
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Old 30th July 2017, 05:57
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Woke up this morning -- pulse? --- Yes! Read obits in paper --- not there --- all good -- carry on with the day!.
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Old 30th July 2017, 09:51
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Tautology, Tom. Why not just "Pulse? yes! Whoopee". Wastes less of the day.
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Can't go out walking as the rain is wavering between steady and torrential.

BP 121/78
Pulse 58
Weight 12 Stone 7 lbs.

General demeanour, p1ssed off with that low that's sat like a pillbox all week over Malin and Hebrides. I wish it would f... err ... go away.

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Old 30th July 2017, 15:28
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Big allergic reaction to the medications this week. Body doesn't like the beta-blockers. My pulse went down to 41 bpm. Doctor took me off them and its taken 6 days for it to come back up to a sensible level.
Also had severe muscle cramps as a result of statins. Had this the previous time I was on them. So also off them for the moment. It's not like my cholesterol is ever high, so they will have difficulties persuading me to go back on them in any form.
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I know a doctor, a former professor of pharmacology at the University, who will not take statins for his high cholesterol. He quotes medical literature that shows studies that people die just as quickly if they take them as if they don't. He also cites bad side effects as one of his reasons for not taking them. I looked up a couple of his references, and he was right. (You might find some of these references on google. The next time I see him, I'll ask for their names.) I won't take statins either. My family doctor said, "Okay, then I'm sending you for a stress test, and if it shows up any abnomalities, you're taking the statins." Stress test came back normal.
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Old 1st August 2017, 19:58
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Some years ago, following a routine blood test for her diabetes, my wife was prescribed statins because, she was told, her cholesterol level was too high. By the end of the second week of taking them she had such severe muscle pains that she could barely walk 10 metres. Back to the doctor's and demanded to know just how serious her cholesterol level was. The reply came back that her level was 4.1 mmol/l.

"What is the acceptable level" was her next question.

"For someone with diabetes, not exceeding 4.0 mmol/l" came the reply.

"You mean that I have been suffering all that pain for 0.1 mmol/l? You can go take a running jump."

She threw the pills in the bin and was walking normally and painlessly within days. Needless to say she has never taken statins since.
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Old 2nd August 2017, 14:16
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I know a doctor, a former professor of pharmacology at the University, who will not take statins for his high cholesterol. He quotes medical literature that shows studies that people die just as quickly if they take them as if they don't. He also cites bad side effects as one of his reasons for not taking them. I looked up a couple of his references, and he was right. (You might find some of these references on google. The next time I see him, I'll ask for their names.) I won't take statins either. My family doctor said, "Okay, then I'm sending you for a stress test, and if it shows up any abnomalities, you're taking the statins." Stress test came back normal.
I read a piece yesterday that said Men over 60 and Women over 70 should take statins as a precaution against stroke and heart attacks. I wonder why then, that my GP has not mentioned it when I see him which is quite often. I was thinking of asking him next time I see him. But after reading your post I don't know whether to or not.
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Old 2nd August 2017, 17:19
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I read a piece yesterday that said Men over 60 and Women over 70 should take statins as a precaution against stroke and heart attacks. I wonder why then, that my GP has not mentioned it when I see him which is quite often. I was thinking of asking him next time I see him. But after reading your post I don't know whether to or not.
I suppose, to a certain extent, it depends on which of you has more training in medicine, you or your GP. :>}
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Old 14th August 2017, 15:42
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See #1 for update. Bad fortnight. Too much eating last weekend and too many leftovers following. No batteries in the sphygmomanometer until this afternoon.

(Pissed on Thursday - third time in a year - fell & banged 'good' knee. Friday favourite chair swivel shaft - about 12 mm steel bar - sheared dumping me backwards on the floor.
Yesterday boiler packed up - bugger. I say again, bugger).
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Old 15th August 2017, 09:48
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Age 73. Weight around 13st. Height 5ft 5ins. B/P = 125/66 Pulse 72. Reading from SALTER B/P Monitor.
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Old 15th August 2017, 12:10
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That looks bloody good to me Rodney. The only complaint I have is that people like you make me sick and that shouldn't happen on a health thread!

Two low salt, low sugar wholemeal loaves are just about to come out of the oven.
A couple of weeks ago I tried some 'Spelt Rye' bread from asda to help with my diet. Didn't agree with me at all. Flatulence, I have never known anything like it. Nearly blew the toilet seat cover off. So I kicked that one into touch. Any good tips concerning bread would be helpful. No white bread though.
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Old 16th August 2017, 10:19
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A pound each of wholemeal and mixed seed flour. One packet of dried yeast. Drop of honey or treacle or some apple juice (for the sugar). Teaspoon or less of lo-salt salt and a handful of linseed. Warm water to make-up.

Into trundle-trundle machine. Trundle-trundle until decent dough. 2 hours or so to prove depending on temp. Into two round tins. Leave to rise. 50 minutes at gas mark 8.

And if you think shop bought Rye bread makes you fart wait until you try mine.

Oops. Add to flour a sherry glass of vegetable oil.
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Old 16th August 2017, 18:29
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A pound each of wholemeal and mixed seed flour. One packet of dried yeast. Drop of honey or treacle or some apple juice (for the sugar). Teaspoon or less of lo-salt salt and a handful of linseed. Warm water to make-up.

Into trundle-trundle machine. Trundle-trundle until decent dough. 2 hours or so to prove depending on temp. Into two round tins. Leave to rise. 50 minutes at gas mark 8.

And if you think shop bought Rye bread makes you fart wait until you try mine.

Oops. Add to flour a sherry glass of vegetable oil.
Thank you for your recipe David. I don't have the equipment to knock some out. I will ask one of my sisters if they can do some. However I don't like the idea of the fart part, I had to keep jumping out of bed thinking I was going to do something else.
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Old 16th August 2017, 22:46
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I had to keep jumping out of bed thinking I was going to do something else.
It is very annoying when you have to go for another crossword clue, isn't it.
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Old 19th August 2017, 13:45
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#1 for update.

Slightly better week for the blubber although diastolic above 80 for first time since December.
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