Tuesday, November 23, 2010

To medicate or not to medicate, that is the….

(Entry featuring antique Ambulances)

Have you ever noticed no matter what medical advice you get from your doctor, friends or newspaper articles, that no matter what the opinion, you can find an opposite opinion on the internet by ‘reputable’ doctors?


I look up side affects of most drugs, the same with this ‘whatchumacallit’ statin drug. I find praise, I find lawyers wanting you to join in a class action suit, I find folks swearing it killed their mama.

military medic

I remember when a family member was attacked by cancer, I immediately went to the internet to see the story on his type of cancer. Wouldn’t you know it, Harvard and Yale doctors said in over 96% of cases, it was fatal. Not too much hope in that. But just a few more hits down I found a miracle cure. One from Canada that was guaranteed to cure anyone or your money back. I read the testimonials, man were they great. It is amazing how some people will prey on the fears and anxieties of the stricken.

antique ambulance

Then there are the natural cures, using foods and herbs.

We are all recommended to eat a low fat diet. No red meat or pork. The first site I read was a Dr. who said check the records, there are more heart attacks by people with low cholesterol than with high. He said the problem is we need Lard, bacon grease, duck and chicken fat in moderation, to survive and live a healthy life into your 80’s.

 This health thing is worse than opinions on global warming. Experts on all sides ‘proving their side is right!’ AND THEY HAVE THE STATS TO PROVE IT.

ambulance 555

Enough to stress us lo-stressaholics out. hahahahahahahaha!

Tomorrow is Sherry’s time to see her Doctor. Wonder what surprises await?

Anyway, I will take the meds for 6 months and go back for more blood work to see how we are doing.


Nite Shipslog


Did you ever notice: When you put the 2 words 'The' and 'IRS' together
it spells 'Theirs...' (‘bout that time again!)

Thanks for all the advice and encouragement. I don’t feel any different and I took a pill last night. It may have helped some; I don’t think I got pregnant.


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I am glad you didn't get pregnant for sure. That would have been a surprise. I hope the meds do what they are supposed to do and nothing else for sure. If I quit eating everything that wasn't good for me I'd probably have starved to death by now. It's best not to be able to know as much as we do sometimes. Hope all goes well with Sherry's check up and NO surprises come forth. It's getting colder in Ohio and we may see snow Friday! Hopefully it will all go east of us.

shirl72 said...

Better take the meds or you may be using one
of the antique ambulance to get to the ER room.
Just keep check on them. You didn't say what
miligrams the Dr. wanted you to take.


Anonymous said...

It is said, that one who has a WHY to live, bears nearly every HOW. Wishing you all the very best and yes, sometimes it is indeed the best to take some pills. Great pictures indeed. Please have a good Wednesday you all.

Fred Alton said...

I'm totally understanding your complaint about the diagnoses given by different doctors. And when you try to explain to someone what you have done, they always have an after-the-diagnosis to tell you which proves that your Doc has no brains.

betty said...

LOL aobut the pill and not getting pregnant! It is so funny to read the side effect profile on most meds, they contradict themselves, may cause diarrhea, may cause constipation, may cause drowsiness, may cause insomnia, etc. And they are talking about the same medicine. I think they list every single possibility just in case to cover themselves. What really matters is how it makes you feel and if it is beneficial in lowering your cholesterol and time will tell that!!


Dar said...

I'm feeling guilty for puttin the fear inya. I asked Mom about it and she said she had side effects and decided it was not for her...sorry if I stirred the pot. You're doing what I do, give it a try and see if there's change. Can't see you traveling in one of those ambulances yet, ol boy.
Happy Thanksgiving Jack and Sherry
I'm grateful to have made your aquaintance and Glad you got to see me and Bill too.