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  • Had a heart attack Friday, and is now diabetic...

    Yup, my life sucks, but thanks to the missus I'm still alive...

    Got 3 stents put in on Sun, went home on Tues, whole new thing I gotta get used to now... Sux...
    “Two wrongs don't make a right, but three rights make a left”
    "I swear to God, I'm going to pistol whip the next guy that says 'Shenanigans' "... Capt. O'Hagan, "Super Troopers"

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    Holy carp! Glad you're still with us... kudos to the wife for making that happen. Take it easy, get some rest... sounds like you seriously need it!
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    "The true triumph of reason is that it enables us to get along with those who do not possess it."

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    • #3
      Take care of yourself. Are you type 1 or 2? (Injections or pills?)
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      • #4
        Happy to see you made it. I suspect you've been diabetic for some time.
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        • #5
          Get well and stay with us, flashlight. We need good people in this world.
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          - Thomas Jefferson

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          • #6
            Flashlight: We need you. Your probably the only sane, and normal person in Vermont. We need people like you to counter all those Hippies who moved to Burlington in the 1960's. Vermont. Home of Bernie Sanders. Yikes
            Stay well do what the Good Doctor says.
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            • #7
              glad your still with us, take it easy and take care of yoyrself
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              • #8
                Thanks guys...

                Just realized I posted this in the wrong forum...

                I called it a mini heart attack, my Wife said there's no such thing so she said I WAS going to the ER...

                So I got 3 medicine coated stents installed, and on top of sticking my finger 3-4 times a day I get to take insulin shots, and I'm also on 2 different blood pressure meds, a blood thinner, and a cholesterol med. Still, I take half the meds my Wife takes for her diabetes, HBP, and MS...

                Don't get me started on diet, that is another story entirely; I spent 10 minutes alone grocery shopping comparing sodium, calorie, cholesterol, and carbohydrate amounts between brand name shake and bake, plain bread crumbs, generic shake and bake, and panko bread crumbs...

                Curtis, you're likely correct about having diabetes prior to this; last time I went to a Sawbones before this was 2005, and at that point I had not been diagnosed as diabetic.

                Been out of work since last weekend and looking to getting back, but my Dr. is concerned since one of my sites requires me to walk up and down 5 floors (85-90 stairs) several times during a shift when I'm the only one there...
                Last edited by flashlightcop509; 05-12-2012, 04:09 PM.
                “Two wrongs don't make a right, but three rights make a left”
                "I swear to God, I'm going to pistol whip the next guy that says 'Shenanigans' "... Capt. O'Hagan, "Super Troopers"

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by flashlightcop509 View Post
                  Thanks guys...

                  Curtis, you're likely correct about having diabetes prior to this; last time I went to a Sawbones before this was 2005, and at that point I had not been diagnosed as diabetic.
                  Normally if they are starting you out on insulin that means you're to advanced for pill forms of medication. It's my opinion that diabetes is more easily controlled with insulin.
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                  CoAuthor - Effective Security Management 6th Edition

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                  • #10
                    Yeah, but... I hate needles...

                    Or, at least the needles that hurt...
                    “Two wrongs don't make a right, but three rights make a left”
                    "I swear to God, I'm going to pistol whip the next guy that says 'Shenanigans' "... Capt. O'Hagan, "Super Troopers"

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                    • #11
                      Is there an elevator that you could use until you are rehabilitated?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by flashlightcop509 View Post
                        Thanks guys...

                        Just realized I posted this in the wrong forum...

                        I called it a mini heart attack, my Wife said there's no such thing so she said I WAS going to the ER...

                        So I got 3 medicine coated stents installed, and on top of sticking my finger 3-4 times a day I get to take insulin shots, and I'm also on 2 different blood pressure meds, a blood thinner, and a cholesterol med. Still, I take half the meds my Wife takes for her diabetes, HBP, and MS...

                        Don't get me started on diet, that is another story entirely; I spent 10 minutes alone grocery shopping comparing sodium, calorie, cholesterol, and carbohydrate amounts between brand name shake and bake, plain bread crumbs, generic shake and bake, and panko bread crumbs...

                        Curtis, you're likely correct about having diabetes prior to this; last time I went to a Sawbones before this was 2005, and at that point I had not been diagnosed as diabetic.

                        Been out of work since last weekend and looking to getting back, but my Dr. is concerned since one of my sites requires me to walk up and down 5 floors (85-90 stairs) several times during a shift when I'm the only one there...
                        Hey, you gave the Angel of Death the finger! High five.

                        I had a medical issue in January that sent me to the doctor for the first time in six years. He informed me that I was a fat ass and could expect to die soon if I didn't give up my fat ass ways. Being from a family of fat asses who tend to die young, I decided to try diet and exercise.

                        The first time I tried to do my weekly shopping, it took almost three hours. So, yes, I can just see you in a grocery store aisle trying to understand the difference between the fourteen thousand different panko crumbs and which ones will kill you.

                        Here's what I did:

                        1) Don't eat anything if there's anything in the ingredients list you can't pronounce, or anything that has more than three syllables, or anything that lists dextrose, or sucrose, or cellulose, or any other corn derived chemical compound.

                        2) Don't eat anything that lists sugar as one of the first three ingredients.

                        3) Don't eat anything that lists corn syrup as an ingredient.

                        4) There, that should eliminate about 80% of the things in your average grocery store.

                        5) Your meals should be three quarters plants and one quarter things that are not plants, or things that used to be plants but are no longer recognizable as such- panko crumbs, for example.

                        6) The other one quarter should be mostly lean proteins. Non fatty fish. Skinless chicken breast. Bison meat if you can get it. If you can find grass fed beef (probably easier in Vermont, just find a hippy and ask him where he buys his steak), buy it over corn fed. It'll be tastier and much healthier, plus the price will force you to eat much less.

                        7) In general, the protein in a given meal should be about the size and thickness of a pack of playing cards. This is probably the thing it took me longest to adjust to, I used to go to delis and order a hot dog so I could have something to eat while ordering dinner.

                        8) Buy a rice cooker. Not only can you steam veggies in here with a little salt, pepper, and lemon juice, but the part of your meal that isn't plants and isn't protein can be brown rice. Mix it up with a little salt, a little black pepper, some olive oil, and lemon juice- delicious.

                        9) Cut out all soda, all sugared drinks in general. Carry a water bottle everywhere you go, and sip constantly.

                        10) Eat 5 small meals a day, so you aren't hungry.

                        Hope this helps! I've lost two pants sizes since January, and my sugar levels are rock solid- I don't do the grumpy then cranky then sleepy then sick feeling when I don't eat lunch exactly on schedule anymore.
                        The CCTV Blog.

                        "Expert" is something like "leader". It's not a title that you can ever claim for yourself no matter what you might know or might have done. It's a title that others bestow on you based on their assessment of what you know and what you have done.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by CameraMan View Post
                          Hey, you gave the Angel of Death the finger! High five.

                          I had a medical issue in January that sent me to the doctor for the first time in six years. He informed me that I was a fat ass and could expect to die soon if I didn't give up my fat ass ways. Being from a family of fat asses who tend to die young, I decided to try diet and exercise.

                          The first time I tried to do my weekly shopping, it took almost three hours. So, yes, I can just see you in a grocery store aisle trying to understand the difference between the fourteen thousand different panko crumbs and which ones will kill you.

                          Here's what I did:

                          1) Don't eat anything if there's anything in the ingredients list you can't pronounce, or anything that has more than three syllables, or anything that lists dextrose, or sucrose, or cellulose, or any other corn derived chemical compound.

                          2) Don't eat anything that lists sugar as one of the first three ingredients.

                          3) Don't eat anything that lists corn syrup as an ingredient.

                          4) There, that should eliminate about 80% of the things in your average grocery store.

                          5) Your meals should be three quarters plants and one quarter things that are not plants, or things that used to be plants but are no longer recognizable as such- panko crumbs, for example.

                          6) The other one quarter should be mostly lean proteins. Non fatty fish. Skinless chicken breast. Bison meat if you can get it. If you can find grass fed beef (probably easier in Vermont, just find a hippy and ask him where he buys his steak), buy it over corn fed. It'll be tastier and much healthier, plus the price will force you to eat much less.

                          7) In general, the protein in a given meal should be about the size and thickness of a pack of playing cards. This is probably the thing it took me longest to adjust to, I used to go to delis and order a hot dog so I could have something to eat while ordering dinner.

                          8) Buy a rice cooker. Not only can you steam veggies in here with a little salt, pepper, and lemon juice, but the part of your meal that isn't plants and isn't protein can be brown rice. Mix it up with a little salt, a little black pepper, some olive oil, and lemon juice- delicious.

                          9) Cut out all soda, all sugared drinks in general. Carry a water bottle everywhere you go, and sip constantly.

                          10) Eat 5 small meals a day, so you aren't hungry.

                          Hope this helps! I've lost two pants sizes since January, and my sugar levels are rock solid- I don't do the grumpy then cranky then sleepy then sick feeling when I don't eat lunch exactly on schedule anymore.
                          This is good. Camerman like Flashlght we need you
                          http://www.laurel-and-hardy.com/ Greatest Comedy team ever!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by copelandamuffy View Post
                            This is good. Camerman like Flashlght we need you
                            Are you posting on the internet instead of working again? Typical lazy Cope. In my day, we had a work ethic! We worked 18 hour shifts for the chance to not get beaten quite so often! In the snow! With uniforms we had to make ourselves out of McDonalds bags and duct tape! And the duct tape came out of our paychecks! The McDonalds bags we got for free because we had to work a shift on the fryolator on our off hours, to pay for the gas to drive to our posts and the cellphones which we had to also pay for ourselves. Also we were unarmed, which made dealing with the British Army soldiers somewhat more challenging. Dinosaur attacks were easier, of course, we would just distract the dinosaur with an old cheeseburger while we hit them with a rock. Not too hard, of course. We had to buy our own rocks in those days, so we had to make them last. Not like you lazy kids today, calling out sick every time a meteorite lands on their houses or they have a fever over 135 degrees. Bah, humbug.
                            The CCTV Blog.

                            "Expert" is something like "leader". It's not a title that you can ever claim for yourself no matter what you might know or might have done. It's a title that others bestow on you based on their assessment of what you know and what you have done.

                            -SecTrainer

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by CameraMan View Post
                              Are you posting on the internet instead of working again? Typical lazy Cope. In my day, we had a work ethic! We worked 18 hour shifts for the chance to not get beaten quite so often! In the snow! With uniforms we had to make ourselves out of McDonalds bags and duct tape! And the duct tape came out of our paychecks! The McDonalds bags we got for free because we had to work a shift on the fryolator on our off hours, to pay for the gas to drive to our posts and the cellphones which we had to also pay for ourselves. Also we were unarmed, which made dealing with the British Army soldiers somewhat more challenging. Dinosaur attacks were easier, of course, we would just distract the dinosaur with an old cheeseburger while we hit them with a rock. Not too hard, of course. We had to buy our own rocks in those days, so we had to make them last. Not like you lazy kids today, calling out sick every time a meteorite lands on their houses or they have a fever over 135 degrees. Bah, humbug.
                              God love this Guy! And his Baltimore O's are a better team than the Red Flop Sox!
                              My wife is a good cook. No an excellent cook. She made a Turkey dinner for her Mom and our
                              daughter who is a Mom for Mother's day. Copie had small bits

                              And now got to back to the dinner table. Home Made Apple Pie, and Camerman and Flashlight just
                              a wee bit of Cool Whip
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