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    Quote Originally Posted by Cass View Post
    Rugged, I am salavating for some of that tender cut chicken slathered is gravy...



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    No. I don't think so. Tofu is your friend.
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    I'm trying to get my blood pressure lower.

    When I was young, it was always on the low range, like for a runner,

    Now I hear, Mr Love, you need to do something about that.

    Not what a guy wants to hear.
    Yes, cutting out gravy, a lot of fats, trying to remember to get out more.
    I'm not looking forward to trying out the cracked ribs yet Cass.

    Yes, I will do better on my changed diet.
    Oatmeal, I even had oatmeal yesterday.

    And it was a good thing your son was there.
    Real good.

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    I had oatmeal this AM and in light of what bacon and eggs will lead to, which has been prety much my standard fair all my life, oatmeal was a very welcome sight...I for one don't have a problem changing my diet...it doesn't bother me at all...I just want to be able to put something in my mouth and chew...the alternitive, not chewing anything ever again is what I don't want...

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    You are going to be fine, not to worry. I got my crystal ball out and I see plumbing in your future.
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    Dinner: Oatmeal with tofu.
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    I just had fun at The local Krogers Food Store...While I was in there I went over to the blood pressure machine and checked it 92/59 which is a little low but OK...If I have a chance I will post a pic of my eyes...the whites are bright blood red, not like drinking for 3 days but bright blood red like a horror movie...so I walked up to the girl at the drug counter and opened my eyes wide so she got a real good look at them and said, " I got bit by a vampire last night and was wondering if there was anything you could suggest I take for it...she backed up and turned to the other people who turned and looked so I opened my eyes wide for all of them and started laughing....like I said...If I can post a pic I will....it is quite unnerving to look at...

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    Glad to hear you are OK and on the mend. You'd think on a plumbing forum we'd all have good pipes, good pumps and good pressure, bad sadly no.

    I worry all the time about a heart attack. I am only 34, with borderline high blood pressure i.e. no drugs yet and overweight. I really do not stand a chance.

    I wish I could lose weight but I have only ever been slim for one year of my life...21 years. It must be genetic.

    My wife on the other hand has low blood pressure (a bit like your reading) and her dad has real low blood pressure....so low he passes out. He has to take drugs to raise it.

    Zero blood pressure is the one to avoid though.

    Sushi and sardines every day did wonders for my BP. Couldn't stick with it though. There was so much oil from the fish in me I could feel it on my skin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cass View Post
    I just had fun at The local Krogers Food Store...While I was in there I went over to the blood pressure machine and checked it 92/59 which is a little low but OK...If I have a chance I will post a pic of my eyes...the whites are bright blood red, not like drinking for 3 days but bright blood red like a horror movie...so I walked up to the girl at the drug counter and opened my eyes wide so she got a real good look at them and said, " I got bit by a vampire last night and was wondering if there was anything you could suggest I take for it...she backed up and turned to the other people who turned and looked so I opened my eyes wide for all of them and started laughing....like I said...If I can post a pic I will....it is quite unnerving to look at...

    The Mayo Clinic a couple of years ago, wanted all those BP machines removed because the owners do not calibrate them like they should be. Just a word of warning not to rely entirely, on those, ok.
    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/blo.../AN00567/rss=1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cass View Post
    I am 56
    a lot of fractured ribs from the CPR they gave me
    pretty good pain when I cough
    this guy has to make it
    I will pass on the .45s
    Well, I hope you outlive your allotted 24 more years. . .I've got 18 more.
    Of course, if we survive the hazards between now and then we get a few more years. At age 105 we get one more year!

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    On the cover, the woman on the right who is leaving. . .? I always wondered what the rest of her looks like. I don't think I'll find out, though. . .
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    The Mayo Clinic a couple of years ago, wanted all those BP machines removed because the owners do not calibrate them like they should be. Just a word of warning not to rely entirely, on those, ok.
    I can't agree more. I have had readings of over 200 over something on those purely because I do not like the feeling (of stopping the blood flow in my arm, which I find creepy) and flinch.

    I insist now on a doctor or nurse taking my blood pressure manually, where they can check and recheck by releasing a little pressure and pumping up again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gills View Post
    Glad to hear you are OK and on the mend. You'd think on a plumbing forum we'd all have good pipes, good pumps and good pressure, bad sadly no.

    I worry all the time about a heart attack. I am only 34, with borderline high blood pressure i.e. no drugs yet and overweight. I really do not stand a chance.

    I wish I could lose weight but I have only ever been slim for one year of my life...21 years. It must be genetic.

    My wife on the other hand has low blood pressure (a bit like your reading) and her dad has real low blood pressure....so low he passes out. He has to take drugs to raise it.

    Zero blood pressure is the one to avoid though.

    Sushi and sardines every day did wonders for my BP. Couldn't stick with it though. There was so much oil from the fish in me I could feel it on my skin.
    Ian, sometimes people think being overweight can cause a heart attack or make it be worse. That is not exactly true. If it is genetic, weight wouldn't even be a contributing factor. Their is genetic testing you can have done to see if you have the gene. If you have insurance depending on the kind you have, it might only cost out of your pocket, 500.00. If the gene is found they will recommend that you have stress tests starting at age 30, and an annual check up and that is it, until, you reach 40. Family history really dictates what you do. Honestly, if worried, it is better to talk it over with your family physician and schedule having a stress test done, and annual check up. Then, you can put that worry behind you. Thiry-four is too young to be worrying about this Ian.

    Plus, from what I have been reading on the studies regarding the body mass index is that it is a bunch of hooey and is being looked at and studied further. I think they are finding out that being heavier can honestly, be alittle bit healthier. Drinking a glass of red wine in the evening I have read is good for your heart.


    Food can reduce blood pressure, especially if you are borderline.

    Did you know this? A high potassium-low sodium diet reduces the rise in blood pressure during mental stress by reducing the blood vessel constricting effect of adrenaline. Sodium restriction alone does not improve blood pressure control; it must be accompanied by a high potassium intake.

    http://www.holisticonline.com/remedi...et_therapy.htm
    Last edited by Cookie; 08-15-2009 at 01:32 AM.

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    Scrambled Tofu with Garlic and Red Peppers

    Ingredients

    6 ounces soft tofu
    2 fresh mushrooms, chopped
    1/4 small onion, minced
    1/4 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
    1/2 clove garlic, pressed
    1/2 teaspoon each ground turmeric and dried thyme
    Olive oil cooking spray
    Dash of black pepper

    Serves 4

    Directions

    Spray a medium-size skillet with olive oil and place over low heat. Add the vegetables.

    Cover, and allow to "poach" for 2 to 3 minutes.

    Add the tofu, herbs and spices. Fry, stirring a few times, until the vegetables are soft.
    Break the wedge of tofu up into chunky pieces while scrambling with a wooden or plastic spoon. Scramble light to firm, depending on your preference.

    Tabasco sauce goes well with tofu.

    Nutrition Information

    Calories per serving: 102.
    Percentage of calories from fat 40%
    protein 37%
    carbohydrates 23%
    cholesterol 0 mg

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    Well back to work today....kinda...I have a water heater that my 2 sons are installing and I am going to be sittting and watching...thats it...I refuse to touch a tool...I'm not even driving to the job...not sure how long driving will not be allowed but that will be up to the Doc.

    I go back for a test and check up on thursday I think...so sightseeing and sleeping are all I am doing until further notice...

    Oh well it is hard to go from working to zero but I do want to stick around for a while so I will follow orders...

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    I am still waiting for the recipe for the tender cut chicken and gravy...It must have lotsa fat it it for flavor...

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    Well the days job never jelled...the customer never called...so back to the couch I go for now...I am on steroids and this is the first time in my life I have ever been on them...WoW is all I can say...lotsa energy with nothing to do...

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