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  1. #20125
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    good night beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    Quote Originally Posted by Mercedes020 View Post
    Goodnight to all and the FAB THREE.....Frankie, Art and Bret!
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercedes020 View Post
    Ah.....Time off.....Something I know about. One has to make the time to take off and just do it. I remember when I set up my first ICU I would get these guys in who had just retired and planned on doing all sorts of things that they had put off for years. And here they were visiting me with a major MI and little or no chance of seeing their dreams come true. Yes, medical science has advanced since then but the human body is still just that....human. Medical science cannot make up for common sense. No job, career, hobby, life advocation is worth dying for. Life is still only for the living. Eat healthy, get plenty of rest, exercise, and take your meds.

    OK...OK... I am off my soapbox for tonight.

    Bret....glad you are enjoying your week with Andy and I am sure the Mrs. You are in my continual thoughts and prayers.

    Hi Frankie....stay warm.
    EXERCISE and feed the spirit are the key.....then you don't need meds....the body in and of itself repairs it anew.......NAs are the fattest laziest SOBs on the planet.....now I'll put away my soapbox.
    "The quality you deserve is not expensive---it's priceless"

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    Good morning, Bret and everyone!
    [Avatar photo from a Florida training accident. Everyone walked away.]
    2 Tim 3:16-17

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    g'morning people.
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    original member of the racoon brotherhood

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    Moring all
    If you help others then you are a Success

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    Howdy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Lockhart View Post
    EXERCISE and feed the spirit are the key.....then you don't need meds....the body in and of itself repairs it anew.......NAs are the fattest laziest SOBs on the planet.....now I'll put away my soapbox.

    Doug,

    The nice thing about this forum is that we can each express our opinion. Yours based on ignorance of medicine and mine based on education, experience and knowledge of medicine and the human body.

    Happy New Year,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercedes020 View Post

    Doug,

    The nice thing about this forum is that we can each express our opinion. Yours based on ignorance of medicine and mine based on education, experience and knowledge of medicine and the human body.

    Happy New Year,
    You're with the right guy...."when you do what you did; you get what you got"....don't change a thing, yer doing great....just keep propping up them pharmaceutical giants, ramming a ton of lard down our throats and then looking for the 'magic pill' to fix it.

    There's a whole host of information now available (in Canada that is anyway) suggesting that the next big pandemic is diabetes from mainly the sugar, lard and sedentary lifestyle.....can't understand why our youth would look to drugs to cure their ills....
    But that of course would be from a ignorant Canuck with socialized medicine....that also just got off the mountain from a 2 hour bike ride.
    Here's the view from an ignorant Canuck's POV.
    See how good Art's eyes are ..... there landing lights (too low) in the one pic....
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    "The quality you deserve is not expensive---it's priceless"

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    Obviously, there is a need for modern medicine.

    My wife would have been dead at 36 without it from a genetic condition. She is currently burning up over $125k annually in health insurance to prevent a relapse that probably WOULD kill her this time.

    Now, Doug has an excellent point as well, and our doctors (well, MINE is) are pushing it but people aren't hearing it. Exercise is VERY important to a long and healthy life as is proper diet.

    I wouldn't want to go back in time in the medical field and NOT treat disease with the medications that we have. Personally, I think that trying to ignore the advances we have made in medicine is foolish.

    That said, I ALSO think that reaching for a magic pill each and every time you don't feel 100% right is foolish as well... Feeling blue? Take a pill. Can't get it up? Take a pill. Can't sleep? Take a pill. Can't lose weight? Take a pill. Take a pill. Take a pill. Take a pill. Take pill. Take a pill.


    The question is "which came first?" Was it the pharmaceuticals or lazy people looking for a magic pill?

    I'll leave that for each person to decide. I don't know the answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Lockhart View Post
    You're with the right guy...."when you do what you did; you get what you got"....don't change a thing, yer doing great....just keep propping up them pharmaceutical giants, ramming a ton of lard down our throats and then looking for the 'magic pill' to fix it.

    There's a whole host of information now available (in Canada that is anyway) suggesting that the next big pandemic is diabetes from mainly the sugar, lard and sedentary lifestyle.....can't understand why our youth would look to drugs to cure their ills....
    But that of course would be from a ignorant Canuck with socialized medicine....that also just got off the mountain from a 2 hour bike ride.
    Here's the view from an ignorant Canuck's POV.
    See how good Art's eyes are ..... there landing lights (too low) in the one pic....
    Doug,

    I think you missed the point. I am not advocating meds over a healthy lifestyle. In my original post meds was mentioned last. You may be anti medication but for some on this board their meds have given them a new lease on life along with their comittment to a healthier lifestyle.

    I totally agree that Diabetes is out of control in this country. Young and old eat and eat and eat as if it were their last meal. My own family is as guilty as the next. They choose to be unhealthy. Just one of them in a 172 would exceed the weight and balance check. A healthy lifestyle is a choice. When medication is needed it should be taken as ordered by a licensed physician.

    By the way the mountain biking sounds like fun and a real workout. Certaintly more strenuous then flying a 172. However, landing on a crystal clear night is the best thrill!!


    You are interesting and I enjoy reading and learning from your posts. Have a great evening. ^I^ Julie ^I^

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Obviously, there is a need for modern medicine.

    My wife would have been dead at 36 without it from a genetic condition. She is currently burning up over $125k annually in health insurance to prevent a relapse that probably WOULD kill her this time.

    Now, Doug has an excellent point as well, and our doctors (well, MINE is) are pushing it but people aren't hearing it. Exercise is VERY important to a long and healthy life as is proper diet.

    I wouldn't want to go back in time in the medical field and NOT treat disease with the medications that we have. Personally, I think that trying to ignore the advances we have made in medicine is foolish.

    That said, I ALSO think that reaching for a magic pill each and every time you don't feel 100% right is foolish as well... Feeling blue? Take a pill. Can't get it up? Take a pill. Can't sleep? Take a pill. Can't lose weight? Take a pill. Take a pill. Take a pill. Take a pill. Take pill. Take a pill.


    The question is "which came first?" Was it the pharmaceuticals or lazy people looking for a magic pill?

    I'll leave that for each person to decide. I don't know the answer.


    JP...Congratulations to your wife for finding the treatment for her genetic condition that has allowed her to live. And as you both know this care is not cheap. My IV Chemo was $12,000/treatment and I received 5 months of biweekely treatments. Fortunately, my health insurace paid for 100% with no questions asked. Now the oral chemo is $11,000/month. I have done extremely well and to look at me all you would see is a fairly skinny blonde who likes to shop and does not look sick. To God I give thanks and glory for this.

    Your perspective is right on the money. I spent 20years in the pharm/hospital diagnostic community and we need all things in moderation.

    May you and your wife spend a Happy New Year reveling in her good fortune
    .

    ^I^ Julie ^I^

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    Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

    Not a common condition, but it causes breathing problems and, eventually, liver problems.

    Fortunately, I don't have it so, thus far, my kids are clear. They have to be tested every couple of years, though, just to be sure.

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