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Thats my MOT done for another year

Postby T.C. » 13 Jul 2018, 12:04

This time 3 years ago I was stuggling In the Royal Berkshire Hospital with heart failure (Dilated cardiomyopathy) and tachycardia.

Today was my medical MOT and by and large, everything seems to be holding up well (says I looking for some wood to touch)

Cheolestrol is up a bit, but down from last year. Blood sugar is up a little, but apparently not surprising given my age :rolleyes: weight is holding steady and constant but I could do with getting a few punds off, but blood pressure apparently is excellent. Heart rate is ticking over quite nicely, so all in all not too bad.

The Nurse was surprised that my cholestral has dropped a bit when I told her that I took the first course of Statins in October and they stopped me from working so I did not bother renewing my presecription. So now she wants me to talk to the Doctor by way of a phone consultation to discuss an alternative statin which I don't have a problem with because if it has the same effect, I will do the same as before.

But overall? I am pretty pleased with the outcome and prognosis for another year.

As the joke goes, "Just keep taking the tablets" ;) :D I have enough of them to take, so no getting rid of me just yet (blush)
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Re: Thats my MOT done for another year

Postby Kwacky » 13 Jul 2018, 12:12

(y)

Our bodies do have crap ways of telling us we're getting old.
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Re: Thats my MOT done for another year

Postby Cavetroll87 » 13 Jul 2018, 12:13

good news bud, glad we will still have your articles to continue reading for many more years!
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Re: Thats my MOT done for another year

Postby D41 » 13 Jul 2018, 13:31

Kwacky wrote:(y)

Our bodies do have crap ways of telling us we're getting old.



Endurance!!.......That's the one I notice the most. Or lack of it, I should say.
Otherwise, as males, our 'power' - things like sprinting abilty, usually peaks fairly early.....endurance tops out in your 30's,
Strength usually builds continually into your 50's then drops off fairly quickly.....so I guess I've got that to look forward to next.
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Re: Thats my MOT done for another year

Postby T.C. » 13 Jul 2018, 14:04

D41 wrote:
Kwacky wrote:(y)

Our bodies do have crap ways of telling us we're getting old.



Endurance!!.......That's the one I notice the most. Or lack of it, I should say.
Otherwise, as males, our 'power' - things like sprinting abilty, usually peaks fairly early.....endurance tops out in your 30's,
Strength usually builds continually into your 50's then drops off fairly quickly.....so I guess I've got that to look forward to next.


And creaking aching bones, regular visits to the bathroom during the night, smaller appetite, hair loss, eyes knackered and getting fed up withglasses getting steamed up and, and, and.......

There is a lot to look forward to ;) :D
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Re: Thats my MOT done for another year

Postby Kwacky » 13 Jul 2018, 14:06

When does this reduced appetite thing kick in?

Asking for a chubby mate.
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Re: Thats my MOT done for another year

Postby D41 » 13 Jul 2018, 14:37

Lack of physical activity is probably the most obvious reason....food is fuel, etc.
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Re: Thats my MOT done for another year

Postby T.C. » 13 Jul 2018, 15:08

D41 wrote:Lack of physical activity is probably the most obvious reason....food is fuel, etc.


Really? I am more active now than I was before I became ill.

I have spoken to quite a few people of my age who are really active and even they say that their appetite has shrunk.
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Re: Thats my MOT done for another year

Postby D41 » 13 Jul 2018, 15:34

What's your weight like in comparison?
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Re: Thats my MOT done for another year

Postby T.C. » 13 Jul 2018, 16:04

D41 wrote:What's your weight like in comparison?


6'5" tall big boned and heavy ;)

125kg
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Re: Thats my MOT done for another year

Postby D41 » 13 Jul 2018, 16:08

Lanky bastard.

And WTF is a kilogram?? (Feckin' metric!!)
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Re: Thats my MOT done for another year

Postby T.C. » 13 Jul 2018, 16:43

D41 wrote:Lanky bastard.

And WTF is a kilogram?? (Feckin' metric!!)


Hey, less of the lanky lol :D The reason I smoked for so many years was to try and stunt my growth. I really should be about 9'6"

Mind you it didn't work for my ex brother in law in 7'6" in bare feet.. With his Policemans helmet on he was over 8 feet and he smokes about 40+ a day. Now thats a lanky bastard ;)

I have not got a clue about the weight thing though.....

I still work in tons, stones, pounds and ounces. The KG thing is what they told me this morning, but I have no idea what it means.
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Re: Thats my MOT done for another year

Postby D41 » 13 Jul 2018, 17:19

Nice try....but you telling me about some absurdly tall guy doesn't make you any shorter!!
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Re: Thats my MOT done for another year

Postby T.C. » 13 Jul 2018, 17:43

D41 wrote:Nice try....but you telling me about some absurdly tall guy doesn't make you any shorter!!


Yes it does. Compared to some :P
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Re: Thats my MOT done for another year

Postby D41 » 13 Jul 2018, 18:08

That'd be like Yoda pointing at Chewbacca and making some glib excuse about being a short-arse.
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Re: Thats my MOT done for another year

Postby StMarks » 13 Jul 2018, 18:27

D41 wrote:That'd be like Yoda pointing at Chewbacca and making some glib excuse about being a short-arse.

Darren is just jealous TC, as he's a little "vertically challenged" himself.

Great to read that you're still heading in the right direction, far different situation to that scary post of yours.

Fwiw I totally agree with you about the many challenges arising from our accrued years (especially about these dam glasses, hate them). However, as I keep pointing out, still better than the only known alternative.
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Re: Thats my MOT done for another year

Postby D41 » 13 Jul 2018, 18:40

I'm a shade under 5'9" (as opposed to "just over 5'8"")....that's not that bad, is it??
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Re: Thats my MOT done for another year

Postby D41 » 13 Jul 2018, 18:42

Someone's going to say..."No, it's not that bad...but it's not that tall, either".
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