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Originally posted by Jim Shugart:
... quit smoking them stogies and pipes...


Do doctors just not understand how cigar and pipe smoking works?
 
Posts: 585 | Location: Tampa | Registered: September 23, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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When I lived in Reading, Pa, I went to my doctor to have my blood pressure checked - see if his prescribed meds were working. As my regular doctor was out of town, another physician in the group did the BP check.

She was a beautiful Chinese Lady.

Four times she checked my BP and pulse. Each time got higher.

Left the room and sent in a male nurse to do the chore.
SOOOOO, you finally got a happy ending from the male nurse? hahahahaha
Nope, he took the Blood Pressure reads....

but now we know where your mind is!
Big Grin



A mind is a terrible thing.
 
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I'd ask for a second opinion...from the same doc.
Work out something you are willing to do and what you're not willing to give up.

My late father-in-law's cardiologist told him not to come back until he lost 20 lbs. He didn't lose the weight, so he didn't go back, and died probably of a ruptured aortic aneurysm.
Moral: talk back to the doctor!


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Originally posted by Jim Shugart:
Although she phrased it in medical terms, it seemed to boil down to:

"You're a lazy fat fucker who needs to exercise more, loose at least 20lbs, quit smoking them stogies and pipes, quit drinking so much, and eat only shit that you don't like."

I'm shopping for another doc. Roll Eyes

Sounds like a good doc to me. Wink
 
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Originally posted by Kenpoist:
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Originally posted by Jim Shugart:
... quit smoking them stogies and pipes...

Do doctors just not understand how cigar and pipe smoking works?

<gazes at Kenpoist...>

How do they work?




"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system,,,, but too early to shoot the bastards." -- Claire Wolfe
"Whenever somebody uses 'liberal,' when what they really mean is 'leftist,' they immediately lose my attention." -- Me
 
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Originally posted by Jim Shugart:
I'm shopping for another doc.


So just how hot was she? Surely you've got a nekkid photo you can send to all your email buddies.


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Originally posted by Jim Shugart:
Although she phrased it in medical terms, it seemed to boil down to:

"You're a lazy fat fucker who needs to exercise more, loose at least 20lbs, quit smoking them stogies and pipes, quit drinking so much, and eat only shit that you don't like."

I'm shopping for another doc. Roll Eyes


Now this is just me, but I'd prefer a doctor that was honest. Would you rather them blow smoke up your ass?

Or are you not all the things you mentioned?

Or is it that she didn't put it bluntly?





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Originally posted by sjtill:
I'd ask for a second opinion...from the same doc.
Work out something you are willing to do and what you're not willing to give up.

My late father-in-law's cardiologist told him not to come back until he lost 20 lbs. He didn't lose the weight, so he didn't go back, and died probably of a ruptured aortic aneurysm.
Moral: talk back to the doctor!


Man...that is sad. Frown What a bad attitude.

I had a cousin that had a ruptured aortic aneurysm at age 67. I have read that it can be hereditary so I get an ultrasound done every two years.



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Now this is just me, but I'd prefer a doctor that was honest. Would you rather them blow smoke up your ass?
I think you have it wrong, Otto.

The doc wants Jim to have less smoke, not more.



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Now this is just me, but I'd prefer a doctor that was honest. Would you rather them blow smoke up your ass?
I think you have it wrong, Otto.

The doc wants Jim to have less smoke, not more.


That's what I was assuming, but hell, that's kinda their job. I don't want a mechanic to tell me I need a repair, but I'd much more hate the thing breaking down just down the street!





I just wanted to test out the signature line!
 
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Now this is just me, but I'd prefer a doctor that was honest. Would you rather them blow smoke up your ass?
I think you have it wrong, Otto.

The doc wants Jim to have less smoke, not more.

That's what I was assuming, but hell, that's kinda their job.

It's the kind of doc I want, but cannot find.

Hell, even the Osteopath and Chiropractic I once had appeared about ready to suggest cutting, when all it took was a bit of physical therapy Frown

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I don't want a mechanic to tell me I need a repair, but I'd much more hate the thing breaking down just down the street!

Indeed.

I've told this story in a couple other threads, over the last few months, so I'll be brief. I wanted to keep my 2007 TrailBlazer. Loved it. But body shop said "$7,000 to maybe save it." 2nd body shop said the same. Now I could probably have found a body shop that would've done what I wanted, rather than what I needed. But I wanted to hear the truth, not a fairy tale.

TBH I'm still not sure whether Jim's poking fun at some of the responses in the When a Medical “Cure” Makes Things Much, Much Worse thread I started or whether he's serious.




"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system,,,, but too early to shoot the bastards." -- Claire Wolfe
"Whenever somebody uses 'liberal,' when what they really mean is 'leftist,' they immediately lose my attention." -- Me
 
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Back in the 1950’s, when he was well into his 80’s, Winston Churchill told us that 20 years earlier, his doctors had told him to give up brandy and cigars. “They’re all dead now.”




Luckily, I have enough willpower to control the driving ambition that rages within me.

When you had the votes, we did things your way. Now, we have the votes and you will be doing things our way. This lesson in political reality from Lyndon B. Johnson

"Some things are apparent. Where government moves in, community retreats, civil society disintegrates and our ability to control our own destiny atrophies. The result is: families under siege; war in the streets; unapologetic expropriation of property; the precipitous decline of the rule of law; the rapid rise of corruption; the loss of civility and the triumph of deceit. The result is a debased, debauched culture which finds moral depravity entertaining and virtue contemptible." - Justice Janice Rogers Brown
 
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"You're a lazy fat fucker who needs to exercise more, loose at least 20lbs, quit smoking them stogies and pipes, quit drinking so much, and eat only shit that you don't like."

Why does it have to be one or the other? Can't find something in between? Exercise doesn't mean working out in a gym until you hurt or running marathons. A simple walk every day is OK. Tobacco smoke has absolutely no redeeming qualities, but you don't have to give up cigars or pipes completely if they give you a subjective pleasure. I have personal experience with excessive drinking. I cut way back to no more than two beers a day on weekends and one a day on work days, instead of drinking to near intoxication every night, and feel better for it.
 
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^^^^^^^^

Because that is boring on the Internet. Hard core everything is where it’s at. Wink
 
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I'd ask for a second opinion...from the same doc.

I did that. He said, "you're ugly, too!"




I have my own style of humor. I call it Snarkasm.
 
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I have personal experience with excessive drinking. I cut way back to no more than two beers a day on weekends and one a day on work days, instead of drinking to near intoxication every night, and feel better for it.


That's a sad story. I like the drinking till intoxicated a lot more. Sounds like fun.


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Originally posted by Jim Shugart:
Although she phrased it in medical terms, it seemed to boil down to:

"You're a lazy fat fucker who needs to exercise more, loose at least 20lbs, quit smoking them stogies and pipes, quit drinking so much, and eat only shit that you don't like."

I'm shopping for another doc. Roll Eyes


Well, Jim, at least the doc didn't say no more chasing women. Or did you leave that out?

Faster Horses, Younger Women, Older Whiskey, More Money!
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Now you could definitely use the help of some off duty police officers.


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My Doc: "Blood pressure is good, so is your cholesterol, PSA well within limits, you need to drop about 15 pounds. If I told you to quit bourbon and cigars, you'd tell me to do the same so we aren't going there."
 
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give me $260.00 an hour

a three times a year and I will tell you exactly what you want to hear Big Grin

and AND!
I will see you when the appointment says so !





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