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Comment by Plinius on December 18, 2016 at 11:28am

Good news, Randall and Spud!

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 18, 2016 at 10:33am

Randy, congratulations on having the courage to argue with your doctor.  Seems like a good idea when you have statistics to back-up your point of view.  

I've got a good doctor now.  He's the best I've ever known.  He's in a University medical center where I think he's the head doctor and teaches other doctors, so I don't feel like arguing with him much.  

I did tell him that I wanted to stop taking drugs for my enlarged prostate because my symptoms were worse when taking drugs than when not.  He didn't give his opinion, but said tell that to my Urologist and see what he said about it.

Luckily, my Urologist had just retired, so I asked my main doctor for a recommendation and I was happy with the young one he recommended.  That Urologist agreed with everything I had concluded about my prostate and questionable cancer, that I had learned mostly from the most reliable places on the internet.

So, no more drugs for me at this time.  Yay!

Comment by Randall Smith on December 18, 2016 at 8:50am

I argued with my doctor last week. He recommended I start statins because my cholesterol total was high for the second year in a row: 264. I maintained my HDL was high (79) and triglycerides wer good (80). Yes, LDL was high (140). Heart was good and strong. We disagreed as to whether my numbers warranted taking drugs. I say no and cited statistics. He, of course, didn't agree. We compromised. I'll be taking red yeast rice to see if it helps. I'm not convinced the doctor knows best.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 15, 2016 at 6:58am
Incredibly gross! I did make a cake yesterday--a pear cake.
Comment by Joan Denoo on November 15, 2016 at 12:16am

Oh! Spud! they look terrible! I'll have a piece of cake with you Plinius. 

Comment by Plinius on November 15, 2016 at 12:13am

ieeep! Where's the cake?!

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 14, 2016 at 10:54am

Comment by Randall Smith on July 24, 2016 at 7:55am

With a 5k run five weeks away, I need to make a decision whether to participate or not. Am I being "old and foolish"? So this morning I jogged a bit, alternating walking and running every 50 yards or so, 5 miles total. Felt good, but near the end, my hips and groin began to ache. Anyway, I have a week to save $5 entry fee ($20). Doing the race gives me some motivation. Besides, I really do like to run--even at age 73.

Comment by Randall Smith on May 20, 2016 at 6:52am

I just read that squat exercises are very good for leg strength and balance. I should have been doing them before hiking up and down mountains in Greece last week! I'm adding them to my routine.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 25, 2016 at 8:51pm

Your alternate sugarless days sounds like  doable strategy, Randall. Bravo for taking care of yourself. Of course I'm sugarless every day, being diabetic.


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