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Blogging to you from the Northeastern Badlands of Lake County, Illinois; DEEP DEEP DEEP DEEP inside the heartland of the Socialist Banana Republic formerly known as the USA, WELCOME TO THE NEXT CHAPTER! WARNING! ALL FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA ARE ADDICTIVE; EXCESSIVE USE MAY LEAD TO MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS, REDUCED JOB PRODUCTIVITY, INSOMNIA, SOCIAL ALIENATION, GENITAL ULCERS, BLINDNESS, POLITICAL EROTICISM, AND / OR DEVIANT FUNAMBULISM. NOTICE: NO GUNS OR AMMUNITION ARE FOR SALE VIA THIS BLOG. (No, I will not trade my Colt Python for some lubricious adventures with your trophy wife and a future first-round draft pick.) CAVEAT: This blog is not suitable for viewing while at work, while inside a public library, while inside any public or private school, or while inside any public or private restroom. Do not view this blog while driving a motor vehicle or while piloting an aircraft. Viewing this blog may be illegal inside the EU, NYC, Chicago, Seattle, and other parts of the Third World. THIS BLOG CONTAINS (albeit often very childish) ADULT-CONTENT. DISCLAIMER: This blog is a hobby, it is not a livelihood. Even though much of what I blog about relates to firearms collecting and recreational shooting, I am not an expert (by any measure) on any facet of guns, shooting, hunting, or personal defense. Entries at this blog are akin to good old-fashioned campfire chats or post hunt bourbon-fueled barroom-bluster; I offer no opinion on what you should or should not purchase, or what you should be using or doing. What does or does not work for me could be rugged-country-miles away from your tastes and your needs. All products, places, and miscellany that I review for this blog are purchased / rented / leased at retail price by me. I do not accept payment, gifts, discounts, freebies, products on loan, distilled spirits, recreational pharmaceuticals, plea-bargains, probation, parole, Papal Blessings, Presidential Pardons, or sexual favors for doing any review or blog post. TRACKING COOKIES: Google et al stick tracking cookies on everybody. If you are online, you are being spied on via one method or another, for one reason or another; 'nuff said. You may be able to minimize your online DNA residue by using Tor and Duck Duck Go. Vive la liberté! Vive all y'all! Ante omnia armari. To each of you, thanks for stopping by!
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

My physical exam yesterday went rather well.


In hindsight, it all seems somewhat spooky.  It had been over 2.5-years (January 2009) since my last physical and the doctor did not chew me out for waiting so long.  I also had long quit taking the blood pressure and cholesterol pills (since when the prescriptions expired), and he did not even mention it. 

It might have helped that yesterday I weighed in at 195 with my boots off and clothes on, which was 25-lbs. less than what I tipped his official scale at during my last visit.  Further, my un-medicated blood pressure was now 110 over 82, which is not bad for any wheezy 60-year-old geezer.  He also seemed pleased that I had abstained from smoking for 4-years; he was genuinely unconcerned that I was still addicted to nicotine gum.  I had him check a lump on my left side (between the skin and ribcage near where I earlier suffered broken ribs), which he pronounced as a lipoma and not something to be concerned about. He asked about my level of physical activity and was pleased with my answers.  He did the requisite prostate and junk exam and then had the nurse draw blood and jab me with tetanus, flu, and pneumonia vaccines.

This morning I got the call from his office about my blood test; everything is normal and no follow-up visit or medications are required.

Well, so far so good.  Maybe those health pundits are right about weight loss and habitual exercise.    There are a limited number of pages left on my life’s calendar so I guess I better keep working on making the best of them.


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