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40 years ago I was put on pills for high BP, was told "I would have to take these for the rest of my life." 39.99999999 years ago I stopped taking them.
Last 39.999999 years BP is always normal (even at the docs),
only problem I get now is some BP meters beep because my pulse it to low - resting pulse sits in the low 40's even after 2 - 3 morning coffees.
Also has the annoying 24 hour test because of missed beats (as if it weren't low enough already)
- result after that and more than a few other tests and blood samples over a few months:
"Everything's OK." .... OK, time for a celebration coffee and smoke. (Still morning, too early for )
Wouldn't claim to be a top athelete but regularly ride and sometimes push myself to a continuous HR over 150 for a hour or so. Always feel better after a hard ride.
Much better then a few years ago when I would up in ER with heart attack symptoms (hence all the tests and re-tests), they never did figure out why but at the time they started talking about pacemakers or worse - the depression and misdirected anger that set in only agravated the symptoms. (I cwas a very bad person who put himself in a very bad place.) One day woke up and realised it wqas stupid to dwell on it, got off my ass, started getting sh*t done, pushed myself to extremes. Also got into some voulenteer work - that is a huge help to oneself as well but mostly had to be busy, always busy.
Happy to say last time I saw that doc and told him what I was up to he told me I was OK and not to come back. Occasionally the heart likes to rumble in strange ways, and by process of elimination reckon it may be food related.
But really learning that looking after yourself, and when you can other people with problems ... there's way more to being complete than healthy and comfortable.
Could be atrial fibrillation, something I have suffered with for many years, but now controlled with medication. The annoying thing about it was that it would start while sitting at my desk. Out on the bike for a hard 30+ minutes ride it never happened.
I went for a checkup about two months ago and my BP was an astonishing 168 over 115 (I'm 36). They did some further tests, and made me buy a BP machine to record my BP every morning for a week. It was all over the place, still very high. Then they gave me a miniature machine to carry around all day taking my BP every 15 minutes. It turned out to be totally normal. The doc reckoned there was some kind of anxiety reaction to the fact that I was having it taken. Once I forgot the thing was on, I was fine!
One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know.
You get to a certain age where you have to accept any kind of success you can get your hands on!
Now is it bad enough that you let somebody else kick your butts without you trying to do it to each other? Now if we're all talking about the same man, and I think we are... it appears he's got a rather growing collection of our bikes.
Losing weight can help with the BP - as well as a load of other nasties, such as diabetes, heart disease, strokes, some cancers - and it needn't be a drastic diet. I dropped mine by 8.5Kg in about six months (to go from an "Overweight" BMI to "Healthy") just by cutting out cr*p - no sweets, puddings, that kind of thing, and eating slightly smaller portions. The good things about this are that 1) You don't really notice as it's the same food as always, pretty much; and 2) that it's easier to maintain the lower weight afterwards that it is with a "crash diet" - which is normally followed by a celebratory binge!
In the same period, Herself lost 14Kg - but she's a lot less sessile than I am.
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Many parents I've see around, torture their kids with studies. At times it goes to this type of extremes[^]. I've heard from my mates, if this happens in the US, the parents might be in prison by the time I finish posting this message.
But times are changing here too, Many "millennial" parents are doing great. They do leave the child free. But a typical parent of the 1990s used to literally abuse the children in the name of education. At the end the Child will pick up a bit on studies but lose out on the basic human traits.
On the video the child is so frightened as she forgot "2" after the "1".. And she screams almost like "After 1...(crap) that's nothing!, it's 3? oh No (Sh*it) is it nothing. ..4? No sh*t!!...its 5.
She doesn't use these cr*p & sh*ts literally, but her emotions were so strong, and the way she expresses it is worse than using these words. Poor child.
Starting to think people post kid pics in their profiles because that was the last time they were cute - Jeremy Falcon.
Sad and true, since I have experienced it first hand. Now I am a smart guy, but I have no social life.
I believe these practices will end with the practitioners because I for one am not going to do the same and I do not think I am the only one here.
I am not the one who knocks. I never knock.
In fact, I hate knocking. Just barge in will'Ya?
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