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Old 07-10-2019, 05:20 PM
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There are so many ailments here that require the non-expert advice of fellow RFCers. I figured we should have a place for you to get advice that may or may not kill you!

Legal disclaimer: There are some real doctors here at RFC, but it is up to you to figure out which ones are!

So, about those bunyons..... Dremel tool? Grinder?

On a serious note, some folks may want real advice from others having the same difficulties. I generally share diabetic info with a few others here.

Health and fitness tips are also welcome!



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Old 07-10-2019, 07:10 PM
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"A little learning is a dangerous thing."- Alexander Pope

Modern version, "A little knowledge is a dangerous thing."

My personal favorite, one I apply often is,

"Free advice is very often worth what you pay for it."

I have seven physicians to tend to my ailments, they do a good job of keeping me alive.

Adult Medicine, Cardiologist, Gastroenterologist, Pulmonologist, Optometrist, Rheumatologist, and Urologist.

I take a lot of pills.
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:41 PM
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What kind of doctor can help my wife learn to answer
a yes or no type question with a yes or no answer?
And is this a gender based issue?
If I ask her to make popcorn now (may need it), her answer
wouldn’t be yes or no.
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:43 PM
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What kind of doctor can help my wife learn to answer
a yes or no type question with a yes or no answer?
And is this a gender based issue?
If I ask her to make popcorn now (may need it), her answer
wouldn’t be yes or no.
Would be easier for you to make the popcorn yourself.
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Old 07-10-2019, 10:05 PM
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The list of types of arthritis is long~ https://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/types/
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Old 07-11-2019, 12:05 AM
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Rule number one for me....if something is wrong and you know it is wrong......beat it on over to the doctor pronto. Sitting around worrying about it doesn't help anything. Usually it is something and not too serious.

Get your blood, urine and blood pressure checked. A blood pressure check is painless and free. Any fire station will check it without charge. High blood pressure is a slow killer.

At least exercise moderately....it won't kill you. Will make you feel better just to get out. Hike or fitness center, doesn't matter, just get out and do something.

Go to the dentists at least once a year. They are much better than they used to be.

I got an overdue tetanus shot today. Every 10 years. When I'm at the farm 30 miles from the nearest medical facility the last thing I want to have to take time off for is a trip to the hospital if I step on a nail or something sharp.

Drink more water.....and then drink even more, everyday. 1917
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:36 AM
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Excellent advice 1917-1911M

Caught early is always better than "too late".
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I'm lucky at 62. No "conditions" that I know of; good sugar, BP, and cholesterol. I'm not on any medications.

My issue is that I'm always tired. The only reason I can self-diagnose is that my bus driving job is super stressful, with crazy hours. Six to 9:30 AM, then 3:30 PM to 7 PM, split shift. I have 4:30 AM alarms, and try to hit the hay before nine PM.

I'm just worn out from work, and at best get seven hours sleep on work nights. When I'm off, I sleep 10-11 hours. Sleep deprived, I'm not 25 anymore.
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62, retired from a stressful job but in good health. Hearing gone south due to work but that's about the worst of it. Daily vitamin and baby asprin is all I take pill wise. I try to make up for the cheap ceegars with good scotch. I stay very busy and sleep good.
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Old 07-11-2019, 03:50 PM
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At 66, I'm only on three Rx drugs: two for blood pressure, one for prostate cancer. All-in-all, doing okay other than hot flashes and periodic sleep disorders (from the hot flashes resulting from the hormone treatment for PC). Biggest bug is loss of muscle mass and keeping the weight on. I'm 35# lighter than I was when I was in good health. Instead of "Low-T", I'm "No-T". But it keeps me alive and delays the inevitable spread of metastatic bone cancer from my spine! Fortunately, no/little pain so far. Can still handle 50# bags of horse feed, just need to take my time...It's been over nine years since I was diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer. The number of times I need pain killers is about 1-2 times a year, and then it is Ibuprofin, for a sore back when I over-did things.

At my age, my older brother would have been dead for over 15 years, from prostate cancer. Mine was caught somewhat early but is still technically Stage III and has been for the past seven years. I won't call it a "remission", just "under control at this time". My brother was a "goner" when diagnosed, extensive stage IV. His last 18 months sucked extraordinarily for him. Not looking forward to that...

I can't keep track of the meds my wife is on: thyroid, RA, OA, heart, pain, etc. Her life sucks more than mine, but she keeps active. May consider CBD for her once the legalities work out in Virginia. If it works, it has got to be better than the opioids.

I'll likely hire a landscaper for our farm to keep the 12 acres cut; she does most of the mowing these days, except for me mowing our 8-acre pasture when I get around to it...
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What kind of doctor can help my wife learn to answer
a yes or no type question with a yes or no answer?
And is this a gender based issue?
If I ask her to make popcorn now (may need it), her answer
wouldn’t be yes or no.
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Would be easier for you to make the popcorn yourself.
......and WAAAAaaaay less stressful!!!


















Not to mention less stress is good for the blood pressure.
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Old 07-11-2019, 06:26 PM
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I got some bad news from my physician today.

He told me I was as sound as a dollar.
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I have:

Severe scoliosis
Spinal stenosis
Sciatica in my right leg
DVT in my left leg
PE in my left lung
Blepheritis, both eyes
Rib cage rubs on my left hip

Other than that I'm doing pretty good.
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:00 PM
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Other than that I'm doing pretty good.

That's the spirit!!!



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