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Old 10-01-2013, 06:53 AM   #12621
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thanks. I'll probably definitely call him tomorrow and set something up.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:00 AM   #12622
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Everyone will be glad to know that I called my internist, and he wants to see me tomorrow morning. So I have an appointment and hopefully he can eliminate some possible causes or refer me to someone who can.

Sounds extremely expensive to me, but probably a good use of my money (and/or that of FEHB and Medicare, hopefully, if they cover such things as fainting). F will drive me there; I am not driving anywhere at all in the near future or doing much of anything but resting.

Donheff, I had orthostatic hypotension when I was young and growing faster than my circulatory system could handle. Haven't had any trouble with it since 1962, but that diagnosis sure sounds better than what my overly vivid imagination has been conjuring up.
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:36 PM   #12623
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Everyone will be glad to know that I called my internist, and he wants to see me tomorrow morning. So I have an appointment and hopefully he can eliminate some possible causes or refer me to someone who can.
You have earned yourself a song, Missy. I'll play it over here but LOUD.

I hope the news is good.
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Everyone will be glad to know that I called my internist, and he wants to see me tomorrow morning. So I have an appointment and hopefully he can eliminate some possible causes or refer me to someone who can.
That's more like it!
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Sounds extremely expensive to me, but probably a good use of my money (and/or that of FEHB and Medicare, hopefully, if they cover such things as fainting).
FEHB and Medicare both cover fainting - except when it occurs in a New Orleans gym on a Monday. Sorry...

Next time have someone drag you outside.
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That's more like it!

FEHB and Medicare both cover fainting - except when it occurs in a New Orleans gym on a Monday. Sorry...

Next time have someone drag you outside.
You know, with my luck I wouldn't be surprised!
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I hope the news is good.
Thanks! Me too. Growing (slightly) older isn't for sissies, or so I'm told.
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Wow W2R that was scarey ! If that happens again go directly to an emergency room and Congratulations on your weight loss . When I lost 27 pounds two years ago my BP meds had to be lowered . I would suggest you start checking your BP regularly .Glad you are checking it out !
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Moe, Thanks.
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You know, with my luck I wouldn't be surprised! Thanks! Me too. Growing (slightly) older isn't for sissies, or so I'm told.

Well, I'm working it right now. I'm not going to clog up the screen with a YouTube, but the choice is obvious: everyone find "Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?" and play it again one time for her.
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Add me to the list to say so sorry about your 'adventure' and pleased you will be going to see your doc.

In the meantime, if anyone stares at you because of your boo boos, look 'em in the eye and say....'you should see the other chick'.

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W2R, Glad to see you are going to the doc. Might be nothing, but need to get a good check up. And congrats on the weight loss, I can't make myself lose 5lbs. After trying to get on a pair of pants this morning, I'm going to make myself do it. These fit me 6 years ago when I wore them to work.

Had jury duty this morning. Sat through the whole process but didn't make the final cut. But have to call tonight to see about the rest of the week.
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Sounds extremely expensive to me, but probably a good use of my money (and/or that of FEHB and Medicare, hopefully, if they cover such things as fainting).
Glad to hear you made the appointment. And look on the bright side - you might come away with a prescription to "eat more chocolate". Well, it could happen.

Today I took out all the screens from the screened-in porch. All 28 of them. Each held in with 12 screws. Battery-powered drills are a wonderful invention. This is in preparation to clean and seal the porch and deck.
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Today is the 3 year anniversary of my last day of w*rk. Time has really flown by. Both kids have graduated from college and are employed. We have the motorhome I dreamed of for years and are enjoying the freedom to take trips short and long.

Thanks to all of you ER-org veterans whose posts in 2009 and 2010 gave me the courage to take the leap. It was definitely time and you kept me from falling into OMY syndrome.

Looking back at what I thought ER would be like, I have not pursued college-level teaching as I thought I would, but haven't ruled out doing it in the future. Although I did all the paperwork, etc., to set up an LLC for consulting, I've had only one paid gig (plus a couple pro bono) and really no desire to do much more so I've stopped doing any business development (would probably take on some short projects if someone approached me, at least for the next year or two). My volunteer commitments have been more time consuming and extensive than I expected, but they are also by and large rewarding.

Overall the biggest change is that I am not always in hyper-overdrive, trying to do 4 things at once, as I was pre-ER. I feel a noticeable change in my overall attitude, and definitely don't sweat the small stuff nearly as much. Yup, life is good!
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:44 PM   #12633
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Add me to the list to say so sorry about your 'adventure' and pleased you will be going to see your doc.

In the meantime, if anyone stares at you because of your boo boos, look 'em in the eye and say....'you should see the other chick'.

Thanks, bbbamI. We just went out to lunch (he drove), and I was surprised at how many people stared at the boo boos. Raised in barns, I guess.
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W2R, Glad to see you are going to the doc. Might be nothing, but need to get a good check up. And congrats on the weight loss, I can't make myself lose 5lbs. After trying to get on a pair of pants this morning, I'm going to make myself do it. These fit me 6 years ago when I wore them to work.
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Glad to hear you made the appointment. And look on the bright side - you might come away with a prescription to "eat more chocolate". Well, it could happen.
I want your doctor! Mine hasn't yet prescribed chocolate. Maybe some day..... Thanks.
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Do stink bugs have Internet access?

Apparently they do since every stink bug in West Virginia (and probably some tourists from Maryland and Virginia) have heard the news that I took the screens off the back porch and decided to form a flash mob and try to get in the sliding glass door.

DW is not happy.
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Stink bugs have invaded southern Ohio as well. Bummer.
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Made a Muffuletta

This is a serious multi-meal sandwich containing:
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W2R... also following your progress. Best!

Maybe coicidence.... DW and I had our annual checkups yesterday, and mentioned to the doctor, some concern about DW's dizzy spells... After going through the list of possibles, and not finding any immediate cause, I mentioned "hydration", as I had seen this on WEBMD...
That opened up a floodgate... Probably the most common cause of fainting or dizziness among normally healthy people. Our doctor proceeded with a 10 minute explanation... that included not just fainting or dizziness, but a dozen or more affected body functions... digestion, bloodpressure, immunity, skin, etc, etc...

To cap it all off... minimum requirement for health. 64 oz. of liquids... or 8, 8oz. glasses of liquid during the day. More... and much more, with exercise, excess heat, stress etc... So simple, but so important. I guess we just forgot how much.

In retrospect, 15 years ago, age 62, after 5 hours of surfing at Daytona Beach, while driving home w/DW in front seat, and best friends in back seat... our car slowed and stopped in the middle of FL rte44. I was "out"... like a light. When I came to, I felt a little groggy, but fine. No warning, no "aura"... just out. Fortunately, no damage to friends, cars or me. Other cars just drove around us.

Subsequently... a myriad of tests... wore a Holter harness, stress tests, full body scan, brain scan, sleep tests, blood tests, ekg etc,etc... Nothing... Nada... and no mention of "hydration"... Never had it happen again... Now I wonder... Simple thing... water?

Final diagnosis... "an anomaly".
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Thanks, imoldernu! That could very well be at least part of the cause, due to our infamous summer heat down here in New Orleans. I'll be extra sure to drink plenty of water, especially at the gym.

Hopefully the doctor will be able to eliminate any more dire possibilities. The fact that I fainted doesn't really bother me (so what, big deal), and the fact that I got a lot of bumps and bruises doesn't bother me (I am already feeling a lot less pain and healing well).... BUT the very remote possibility that it could have something to do with my heart is pretty scary to me! I would like that to be checked out.

My appointment is in about 2 hours.

Thank goodness you, your DW, and your friends all survived that incident! It could have been so tragic had things turned out differently. Just to be extra careful, I am not driving at all until my doctor says I can do so safely.
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Well today is the first full day of my government shutdown furlough. Ought to be interesting - not. It really reminds me of the times I've been unemployed. I'll do landscaping in the yard to keep occupied.
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