• Re: PING Questio

    From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Daryl Stout on Thu Jul 2 16:15:16 2020
    Quoting Daryl Stout to Nancy Backus on 24-Jun-2020 14:09 <=-

    I've had a 24-hour blood pressure test a couple of times... the
    cardiologist that monitored it decided that I don't really have high
    blood pressure, since it was perfectly normal at night, and passed
    that along to my then PCP... So, so far I've managed not to need any
    prescriptions for it, and have declined the offer as well... ;)

    While I have hypertension, the Metropolol is taking care of that
    very nicely.

    Since I tend to have problems with most prescription meds, not working
    and/or giving me nasty side effects, I avoid them wherever possible...

    I went in this morning for the Low-T treatment. For a man (like we
    needed something else to worry about), not treating it can create, or aggravate cardiovascular and diabetes issues. While my heart is good,
    I'm pre-type 2 diabetic.
    The thing is, due to COVID-19, the Testapel (testosterone pellets)
    are back ordered until August. My urologist said "Your level is in the
    low end of the medium range, and I'm afraid if we wait until August
    for the next hip/buttocks cheek implant, your testosterone levels will CRASH, and that could cause big problems".
    So, I'm getting weekly shots in the hip, on the upper part of the
    buttock. I'm also getting monthly B12 shots in the same areas, because
    the medicine I'm taking for acid reflux is causing the B12 levels to plunge. I get full blood work (CBC) in September and March. The A1C
    has been holding steady at 6.1 -- but that's just shy of the threshold
    for type 2 diabetes, which would obviously be a major game changer.
    But, as noted previously, I don't care ones age or gender. If you
    don't take care of yourself, you're sure to be sorry. The one drawback
    is that those injection needles feel like barbed wire!!

    Giving new meaning to "pain in the butt"....

    That seems to be the case here, as well... I've heard that some states
    are having issues with new spikes, but maybe there's less care being
    taken by people as things begin to reopen...

    Arkansas is having that as well. A bunch of folks ignored social distancing, etc. with the holidays...and I saw where the yearly July
    4 fireworks deal was cancelled, as was the Race For The Cure for
    breast cancer...all due to COVID-19.

    Gatherings of those sorts are still being cancelled here, although
    church has been allowed to reopen, with distancing and masks and limited capacity...

    I haven't square danced since March, but I've noticed some clubs and
    areas starting dancing again. They likely are using masks and gloves ...which I wouldn't mind...at least we'd be dancing.

    Finding ways to dance safely is good....

    But, we tell folks if they're leery of getting
    out, or if they don't feel well, they should stay home.

    The latter should really be the case no matter what the outside circumstances... that's the only part of what may be new normals I'd
    agree with, pretty much... :) With the extraordinary circumstances
    now, there are a lot more people being leery of social contact, and understandably... even if I don't feel the need to be quite that
    careful... :)

    ... Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time - Steven Wright

    At least it's that between the bedrooms, bathrooms, and the kitchen
    here at home. <G>

    I'd hope so... ;)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Nancy Backus on Fri Jul 3 10:22:00 2020
    Nancy,

    Since I tend to have problems with most prescription meds, not working and/or giving me nasty side effects, I avoid them wherever possible...

    "Side Effects May Include Death". :P

    is that those injection needles feel like barbed wire!!

    Giving new meaning to "pain in the butt"....

    It really does...but at least it wasn't as long as the COVID-19 nasal
    swab!!

    Gatherings of those sorts are still being cancelled here, although
    church has been allowed to reopen, with distancing and masks and
    limited capacity...

    A big Pentecostal Church at the junction of Interstate 30 and Interstate
    40, had 14 cases.

    Finding ways to dance safely is good....

    I sent an email to the President of the Arkansas State Square Dance Federation, telling him, I'm deferring to him the decision on future
    dances.

    The latter should really be the case no matter what the outside circumstances... that's the only part of what may be new normals I'd
    agree with, pretty much... :) With the extraordinary circumstances
    now, there are a lot more people being leery of social contact, and understandably... even if I don't feel the need to be quite that careful... :)

    I'd still rather be safe than sorry.

    ... Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time - Steven Wright

    At least it's that between the bedrooms, bathrooms, and the kitchen
    here at home. <G>

    I'd hope so... ;)

    At least I don't get lost between those places. :P

    Daryl

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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Daryl Stout on Mon Jul 13 17:02:38 2020
    Quoting Daryl Stout to Nancy Backus on 03-Jul-2020 10:22 <=-

    Since I tend to have problems with most prescription meds, not working
    and/or giving me nasty side effects, I avoid them wherever possible...

    "Side Effects May Include Death". :P

    Haven't had that one, yet.... <G>

    Gatherings of those sorts are still being cancelled here, although
    church has been allowed to reopen, with distancing and masks and
    limited capacity...

    A big Pentecostal Church at the junction of Interstate 30 and
    Interstate 40, had 14 cases.

    They probably didn't operate at limited capacity, just packed them in as usual... Our sanctuary could normally hold over 300 people, but our
    normal attendance is more like 80-90... since we re-opened, our
    attendance has been half or less than that...

    Finding ways to dance safely is good....

    I sent an email to the President of the Arkansas State Square Dance Federation, telling him, I'm deferring to him the decision on future dances.

    I'm sure he appreciates your dumping all the responsibility for the
    decision on him... ;)

    The latter should really be the case no matter what the outside
    circumstances... that's the only part of what may be new normals I'd
    agree with, pretty much... :) With the extraordinary circumstances
    now, there are a lot more people being leery of social contact, and
    understandably... even if I don't feel the need to be quite that
    careful... :)

    I'd still rather be safe than sorry.

    There's gradations of that, though.... ;)

    ... Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time - Steven Wright
    At least it's that between the bedrooms, bathrooms, and the kitchen
    here at home. <G>
    I'd hope so... ;)

    At least I don't get lost between those places. :P

    Again, I'd hope not... <G>

    ttyl neb

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Nancy Backus on Wed Jul 15 12:55:00 2020
    Nancy,

    Since I tend to have problems with most prescription meds, not working
    and/or giving me nasty side effects, I avoid them wherever possible...

    "Side Effects May Include Death". :P

    Haven't had that one, yet.... <G>

    It's an eventuality for all of us, sadly.

    My brother called yesterday, and he was in the hospital...it sounded
    like he was on his deathbed. He said he had internal bleeding (black
    stool, but certain medicines or foods can cause that), and he was bruising/turning black, as if there was anemia (lack of blood). It
    sounded like his body was shutting down...he thought he was dying,
    and said he was in severe pain.

    Well, they did an EGD on him this morning, and did some biopsies for
    possible pre-esophageal cancer, but saw no sign of bleeding in the
    stomach, such as from a bleeding ulcer. But, the doctor said he is
    going to have to do 3 things, of which he's unlikely to do...stop
    smoking, stop drinking beer and alcohol, and get a colonoscopy done.
    I'm glad I never picked up the smoking and drinking vices, and my
    next colonoscopy is next April.

    The problem for both of us, is that all our friends work and have
    family, and it's nearly impossible to get a driver...let alone
    someone to stay with them overnight. When we were at a hotel last
    year (he had a smoking room, I did not), I was practically
    suffocating in just in the doorway of his room. So, there is no way
    I could stay with him...as I'm sure the place just reeks with the
    stench of tobacco.

    A big Pentecostal Church at the junction of Interstate 30 and
    Interstate 40, had 14 cases.

    They probably didn't operate at limited capacity, just packed them in
    as usual... Our sanctuary could normally hold over 300 people, but our normal attendance is more like 80-90... since we re-opened, our
    attendance has been half or less than that...

    With all the health issues I've had before COVID-19, I just stay home.
    It got so that my colon was so upset, I'd sit in the back row, as more
    often than not, I had to bid a hasty retreat to the bathroom. Nature is
    one call you can't leave to the answering machine.

    Finding ways to dance safely is good....

    I sent an email to the President of the Arkansas State Square Dance Federation, telling him, I'm deferring to him the decision on future dances.

    I'm sure he appreciates your dumping all the responsibility for the decision on him... ;)

    Well, I was going to put a letter in the publication, but he said that
    I was being too negative, and not to run it...so I didn't. He is seeing
    that I was right. Many folks have such a severe case of cabin fever now,
    but your health has to take priority. Yet, if you don't get out to build
    up immunity, how are you going to deal with it??

    ... Have you seen my mind? It wandered again....

    See the tagline below.

    Daryl

    ... Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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