On 10/14/2016 5:13 PM, philo wrote:
Age 68 and I've had high blood pressure for years now, I guess I've
got stage 3 kidney disease, from what the last lab test indicated. The
doc never called so I guess it's not important yet. Stable angina and
carry the little nitroglycerin pills and they work just fine. No stents
if I can avoid that. The blood pressure problem seems to be easily
controlled with a couple of meds. I use the Walmart pharmacy the 4
bucks a month thing but last time it was like 12 dollars for three
months worth of both scripts. Insurance paid part of the cost.
That damn tenuous shot, I got hung on that ... had to pay the whole
thing out of pocket. Everyone says ... but it's preventive... yeah
prevents the doctor's wife from having to drive a year old car.
What else? I ride a bicycle about 30 miles a week and my dog and I
walk a mile most every day. When the angina hit I dieted and Lost weight
and now I get around better than I did 5 years now. 29 grams of
fiber/day, so said the "up urs" doc... that's a lot fiber! Well it is
for us Americans. Glucosamine for the knees, a baby aspirin a day.
Whole grain stuff, oatmeal, bran flakes, veggies, sawdust whatever it
takes. Thus far blood sugar hasn't been a problem, and still a full
head of hair.
I made it 10 years longer than my dad did, that was one of the things
on my bucket list. If there is an after life I'll rub it in when or if
I see him again.