Health Issues, Diseases, Weight loss Goals

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  1. ViperJeff

    ViperJeff Artificial Intelligence Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

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    I’m headed down to 130kg, you don’t want to be where I’ve been
     
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    You are right I will take your word for it and make sure I reverse the trend now
     
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    Kiwi hope all is well with you down under. I hope you are not causing mayhem on the roads especially with the Fords and Monaros.
    Post some pics once you get the decal on.
     
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    Kiwi there is a 10NR on Ebay with 3500 miles I thought about you picking it up then NZ would be in trouble, instead of Houston, it would be NZ we got a Kiwi problem lol!!!!
     
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    What helped on a muther trucker kidney stone stone pain was using a microwave heat pad bed buddy ( sock full of corn ) on the worst pain I’ve ever had .. the pain went away in about a minute and has never come back on my left side . 4 hours of cant stand cant lay down pain and peeing black as my truck .. nothing I know ever passed from the left side but it cleared up after the hot pad .. I was passing stones on the right side every 6 months for 21/2 years . After the last on passed my weight dropped so fast I thought something was really wrong . I ate every sink in the house to stop the weight loss and it kept dropping until I hit 192 pounds .. no more bloating or more than acid reflux either .. my weight went to 244 pounds .. haven’t had a stone in years now and the weight stayed in my normal range .
     
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    Be careful with the damn meds ,, just recently my cardiologist and my primary scribed me drugs that caused my blood pressure to dropped to a low of 73/43 … cardiologist put me back on METOPEROL and Primary put me on Tamasulasin. Pissed me off big time .. I was also taking Lisinopril at the time which I no longer need for high blood pressure… I was just taken off the BP med before those other 2 scripts .. that Tamasulisin messed me up with the first dose bad .. I dont drink well , since I was a radical teenager up to about 22 years old .. that dose reminded me of the worst bed spin , dry heave hangover I ever had . I stopped it after 3 days myself .. I’m still taking Eliquis and the Metoperol now . My blood pressure reads like a very active kid raging in the mid 90’s to 116 on the systolic and 60 to 66 diastolic .. my pulse rate is usually low 40’s to 50 range which it’s been since I was a lot younger .. Athletes heart but called Bardycardia for non athletes.. the only problem is the irregular heart beat (AFIB) and mildly enlarged left and right atriums of the heart , doc stated the other day that’s due to the AFIB .
    I constantly take my BP and record it daily plus my heart rythem. I’m trying to narrow it down on what triggers the in and out AFIB . I think I have figured out one reason now .. Cold weather ! It triggered the AFIB 2 years in a row on the first cold snap of the year when I walked . I avg. 6.1 miles a day walking at a fast pace , monitored every calorie in the first year so I new what I actively burned . I don’t bother counting now and am holding the line with weight really well . My goal is to take ZERO meds . I was down to just ELIQUIS but put back on the Metoperlol .. if I can control the AFIB then the meds can stop or will .. damn Eliquis is now approximately $2000.00 for a 90 day supply thru GoodRX and insurance or plan D Medicare advantage doesn’t cover all the cost .
     
  7. Wifey

    Wifey Artificial Wifey Intelligence Supporting Member

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    Dang! Keep up the great work! Insurance sucks so it's best to be as healthy as we can. I'm working on better quality foods and trying to get some exercise in. It's more difficult when retired. For me anyways
     
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    I didn’t plan on being retired and loose my business and business income to collect social security at around a 30% cut in benefits per month .. That is. BS joke ! If I didn’t have investments, I would have been in the gutter without a tin cup. I had to pay out of pocket with no insurance when my health crap hit for 2 years . Paid off and stayed ahead on the hospital stay and everything. That whacked me for a ton of $ meant for retirement. I did invest $ and play the markets , still do but the last 3 years the market stinks , there has been no safe haven for money and I am down close to 100k in those 3 years. It’s a good thing I’m mostly dividend investor and have built income ! I’m unable to work due to my right leg and my feet are screwed up making it very painful and leg goes completely numb even standing doing the dishes .. No idea what has been going on with that . Damn doctors don’t seem to want to look into no matter how many times I bring it up .. I do know the circulation in my lower extremities is good from getting a lower body ultrasound test . Lungs fine with X-rays . My thought is possibly the Sepsis did damage . The walking I do is throughout the whole day and into the night .. I grit my teeth and try ignoring the pain and will continue.. I’m a determined and as mom use to say a stubborn SOB hahaha ! The only shoes I seem to be able to wear are Crocs to walk in and I have to put them on getting out of bed or forget it my bare feet can’t even handle my home floor . I have smoked through 3 pairs of Crocs and working on the 4th . Plus I bought a pair that look like tennis shoes ,, they hurt my feet like hell . No way I could jog or run ,,, SO MUGGERS BEWARE hahaha I will fight back and win ! Well that’s the short of it ! But I never surrender hahaha , maybe I should write a book
     
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  9. Wifey

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    My word that's a lot of trial and tribulation - I'm glad you had your investment to get you through and i hope you will continue moving through it all!

    On one note, maybe a wife would do dishes for you!! :p:p:p

    It sounds like you should have received full retirement SSDI benefits with that kind of crap going on!
     
  10. Wifey

    Wifey Artificial Wifey Intelligence Supporting Member

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    And the markets are all over the board lately that's for sure!! Take advantage of interest investments while it lasts
     
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    I’m all over the dividend investment for monthly , quarterly, semi and annual income pay outs . With the market being smashed every day to every other day I’ve started taking cash instead of reinvesting some of the dividends. I also add to the better paying div. Stocks regular and sell some of the higher priced shares of those stocks for profit and to lower my cost averages on them .. I own the top company stocks in so many companies it’s hard to follow , not to mention 5 brokerage accounts for different asset monitoring . Like one for mutual funds and another for crypto blah blah but do have a small amount of dividend stocks and monthly paying ETF WITH HIGH YEILDS . to take some cash on in all accounts . EVEN SO THE MARKETS ARE EATING ME UP LIKE HANNIBAL LECTOR AND JEFFERY DAMLER AT A BUFFET ! Hahaha . At the end of 2022 even 401k’s were down almost 30% on everyone and down more into 2023 . It all started when Biden killed the pipe Lin and shit down oil leases .. the supply chain went to crap and costs rose and inflation sky rocketed .. Now we have wars breaking out all over the world and never ending spending by the government, interest rates up and up and up says the Federal reserve . Loans , credit cards lines of credit anything variable has gone up big and any new loans interest rates are way high and might just be going up again soon , THE FED THE FED !
    One thing I’ll say is when eggs went from .60 a dozen to 10$ a dozen didn’t make them taste better hahaha. What stinks is the lies and short changing the cost of living social security increase .. 3.2% for 2024 .. BS ! I live this market crap 24 hours a day it seems since my business closed due to the health issues .

    here is a tip that I tell people to help maximize your cash income .. funny that the people I mention something so simple they aren’t doing it .. Simple bank and checking account interest !
    They don’t realize that savings interest accounts with differen banks pays different interest rates .. Bank of America pays like .10% and others pay much higher , like Ally bank at 4.25% and checking account at .10% , 0% on checking and can charge fees with out the minimum balance amount required. a simple change in banks makes a big difference for you wallet . Many will also give you a bonus to open an account and fund it with a certain amount , free cash ! The same goes for Brokerage accounts . MAKE YOUR MONEY WORK FOR YOU !
     
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    Here is one brokerage account I opened for a $250 bonus . AXOS BANK . They require $2000 to open the brokerage account and you have to mark 2 $20 stock trades and keep the account for 90 days . So I bought some low cost high paying dividend ETF’s that were in the high teens .. then decided to add others plus a few high dividend stocks … PM , MMM , IBM at decent low prices and am just sitting on the account collecting quarterly and monthly payouts . Already received my free $250 .
    It’s a simple platform they use that doesn’t have the tools I use for trading .. so it’s just going to collect the div. Income cash which I transfer to another bank or brokerage account to buy more dividend paying assets ..

    Ally has a bonus deal also for opening accounts . Been banking with them a long time . Tried and true online bank and brokerage full service bank with one of the highest interest payout out there .
     
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    Well that pretty much covers it all!
     
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    I wondered about the online banks and if they were reliable and easy to use. Thanks for the great insight!
     
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    Gotta start really young to weather the storms! Old farts need to be really careful out there :eek::eek:

    I'm sure it works I just don't know how to do the math. On dividend stocks anyways
     
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  16. Wifey

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    If anyone has an original Knuckle Head from back in the day - they are worth GOBS!!!
     
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    All except the market being eaten alive by gremlins :eek:
     
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    The ones I use are good and have been around for a longtime ,, tried and true , full service banking , loans you name it . The know major banks will all be going online and some have already started closeting their brick and mortar operations .
     
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    I didn’t know I was worth Gobs being the knucklehead I am hahaha.. I have 3 brothers that ride .. One always talks Harley’s . he lived the life of the 1% for a good while .
     
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    I bet he would vouch for me on knuckles being worth gobs!