Drug cos. make drugs for money not for our health. They spend more on
advertising than for R&D. I chuckle when I see their ads. with the list
of possible side effects in small unreadable font or hushed down voice
on TV. Some people think doctor who give lots of medicine is good
doctor. Statin family drug for Cholesterol? If one takes them, watch
That is a cooked book kind of thing. Most of the time people trying to
make this point don't pull out the money spend on advertising RX from
OTC side of the biz, which obviously has a higher advertising budget.
They also tend to not include the costs of clinical trials in R&D. I
have searched for many years and I still haven't been able to come up
with a stat on this subject that I am entirely comfortable with.
Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive,
but what they conceal is vital.
Wow Tony, you are doing well. Tell me, have you ever experienced any
debilitating physical injuries and insults to your major joints over
a period of many years? Regardless of the pain it causes me, physical
activity really helps me. When I'm cleaning house or helping my roommate
out on a job, I must stop and sit down every now and then but
the more I move around, my quiescent joint and muscle pain level
decreases to a level which is mitigated by lower doses of my pain
medications. Live long and prosper Tony. ^_^
I was very skinny and tall when I was a kid but thru the service and
overseas work I became pretty tough, luckily never had any serious
injury or wound. But had encountered few near dead situations in war
Zone. Since kidney x-plant in '96 I slowed down, took early package,
left Honeywell after 32 years. It came with pension and supplemental
health care support. Only med, I take is anti-rejection drugs supplied
free by health care. I understand some pain drugs are hard on
liver/kidney and bones(better watch them) I am living by 3 months
increment. Blood work every month, visit to specialist every 3 month. So
far all is well. I just replaced our old dish washer in the kitchen.
Should take couple hours but spent good half a day. I am just little
slower now but no pain, no ache, my fingers are always crossed. I want
to see my grand son go to college and get married. I walk our dog twice
a day 2Km each time. Today it is -22 deg. C and we went out. Dog is part
Husky he just loves cold and snow, LOL!.
My first disabling injury happened after I left college. I had a
handlebar snap off at 100mph and I did a 1/4 mile Karate roll which
ended with me up on my feet but I was quite bloody. I've had all sorts
of injuries over the years from working too hard and accidents. Every
part of my body is damaged in some way,(yes brain too)except for my back
which I sprained back in college when I was doing a flip on a
trampoline, landed on my chest and my feet hit me in the back of the
head. I was quite flexible back then but no contortionist so I did get a
lower back sprain. I was young and got over it so I really don't have
debilitating back pain like some folks I know but I can tell when the
weather is changing by how much my hair hurts. ^_^
When I was roaming overseas as a GS-13 military civilian, we had safety
engineer watching our work habit. If safety rule is compromised,
depending on severity a reprimand on the personal record or being fired
on the spot. There I became extremely conscious about work safety. I was
always often more than careful. I was born with defective kidney and was
matter of time when I am going to lose them. All in all, I feel very
lucky so far. Throughout my career heavy physical labor was not
involved. Sounds like you are pretty tough SOG, LOL! I am almost 6 ft
,160 lbs. and leftie.
Heck I'm only 5'12" and when I was younger I could pick up a car engine
and the best health I was ever in as a grownup out in the real world was
when I was working out in The Marshall Islands. We got around on
bicycles, that is the ones who weren't heavy smokers. I'm allergic to
that crap and can't get around it which is why I left a high paying job.
I loved it out at The Kwajalein Atoll and had a very tiny itsy-bitsy
infinitesimal part in the SDI program back in the 80's. ^_^
I used to climb towers but now ladders scare me. I hung up my cape and
super hero costume years ago when I had trouble maintaining enough
altitude and breaking the sound barrier. Regardless of what you may see
in the movies, those fracking bullets hurt like hell. ^_^
drug companies want to sell more drugs for bigger profits.....
thats why normal blood pressures have dropped over the years. and so have normal blood sugar levels...
BP used to be some number plus your age.
ultimately this moved tons of people onto drugs, which ultimately may have more bad side effects than the original now llower number they are trying to help.
just look at the possible side effects of most drugs, like statins for cholestrol..
but the drug comanies want everyone on pills.... because its good for profits
Let me add in 1999 I took a bad fall on ice and tore my miscus knee cartlid
ge. I had knee surgery my surgeon reported I had no good cartlidge left and
would knee replacement surgery in the future;( My knee ached bad ut surgeo
n said I was too young to get my knee replaced since i would wear it out an
d need another one in the future, said that would be bad.....
Well in 2001 i had gastric bypass surgery to lose weight and went from 313
and after a couple years settled in around 200 pounds..
My knee was still occasionaly sore;( but felt much better:)
Recently I gained weight and got to around 240 pounds. Eating junk food, st
well were broke i couldnt afford junk food and now weigh around 218, and dr
My knee is doing much better. occasional sore but not painful..
My goal is 195 pounds, hopefully i will get their n the next few months...
I am now 57 and want to be as healthy as I can.and avoid doctors when ever
And again .....
Seriously, the old BMI calculation only worked for people of
average height. It was deployed back in the days people did not have
calculators and had to do the math by hand, or slide rule. It is still
used by drug companies that want you to spend.
The new BMI calculator takes extremes into account:
OK, the NSA already knows it. I'm just over 6'4"
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