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Old 10-04-2012, 08:04 PM
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Was in the bathtub last night and all of a sudden I couldn't talk to my wife and couldn't move the right side of my body... MRI tomorrow to see the extent of damage. Sure wish i had health insurance...
 

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sorry about that , hope all is going to be ok.
 
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:58 AM
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Ouch! I two am sorry to hear that. I experienced a similar situation while in the shower a little over a year ago. I was trying to call out for help but couldn't. I never went to the hospital afterwards. Just been trying to control my stress and keep my blood pressure down with diet and exercise. I don't seem to have any damage from it.

Hope things check out well for you. More importantly, they figure out what caused it and how you can avoid future problems.
 
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Oh lord i hope everything comes out ok...
 
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MRI and blood tests both came back nominal - blood pressure low/normal, good cholesterol a little low, bad cholesterol a little high....nothing he felt the need to put me on medicine for though.

That being said, he said i have GOT to change my diet, quit smoking, and getting exercise. Not sure which of those three are going to be harder...but I have a wife I need to be here for, so it's going to have to happen. I got on wellbutrin, which im hoping wil help with the smoking thing...we'll see about the diet.
 
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I quit cold turkey 5 yrs ago it took me 3 months with a patch to get it, outta my mind/body/spirit....never looked back.No relapses, no regrets...At 10.00 a pack..i couldnt afford it now if i wanted too...As far as losing wt...its lika rollarcoaster, for me...
 
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MRI and blood tests both came back nominal - blood pressure low/normal, good cholesterol a little low, bad cholesterol a little high....nothing he felt the need to put me on medicine for though.

That being said, he said i have GOT to change my diet, quit smoking, and getting exercise. Not sure which of those three are going to be harder...but I have a wife I need to be here for, so it's going to have to happen. I got on wellbutrin, which im hoping wil help with the smoking thing...we'll see about the diet.
Check the side effects of welbutrin , some things ARE worse than smoking ! I used it to help stop smoking for a while. After a month in it worked , but smoking wasn't the only thing I stoppeddoing ! Got off the welbutrin , and in couple days my "desires" returned , all of them ,been smoking and screwing ever since.
 
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I quit cold turkey 5 yrs ago it took me 3 months with a patch to get it, outta my mind/body/spirit....never looked back.No relapses, no regrets...At 10.00 a pack..i couldnt afford it now if i wanted too...As far as losing wt...its lika rollarcoaster, for me...
$10.00 a pack for cigs? OUCH! (under $4.00 here in OK for cheap horse sh*t cigs) Hey , don't judge me I smoke cheap cigs so I can afford premium fuel for my cars ! LOL (premium is around $3.75 now for "real" gas)
 
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Lz: I've found the side effects to be pretty good for my wife...
 
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Izoomx2 View Post
$10.00 a pack for cigs? OUCH! (under $4.00 here in OK for cheap horse sh*t cigs) Hey , don't judge me I smoke cheap cigs so I can afford premium fuel for my cars ! LOL (premium is around $3.75 now for "real" gas)
WOW im moving out yer way....lol
 
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Wow, I don't smoke but do purchase them for my wife. Her label is $5.65 a pack here. She smokes about a pack a week. I keep telling myself "that's not bad" but I guess any smoking is bad.

I also need to be here for my wife. I'm also betting my daughter would like for me to be around a few more years as well. Not sure why the doctors just don't mail everyone a card and hit everyone at one time. Eat better (they never have a plan for you just that shot gun statement), exercise (they always want more than you are currently doing), and for God's sake - STOP SMOKING.

We eat fast food about once per 2 weeks, and do not fry foods other than eggs (mostly whites). Walk about 3-1/2 miles per day 5-7 days per week and I already mentioned the smoking thing.
 
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Robert, if your wife only smokes a pack a week, she gets less carcinogens there in AR than if she did not smoke and lived here in the Dallas metroplex. I too am down to a pack a week or less (I throw them away as stale before I finish a pack). I don't believe there have been any studies for smokers that smoke so little. Probably close to the same as second hand smoke or a bit worse. But, sure, any smoking is worse than none.
 

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That's what I kinda figured. That's why I really haven't been sweating it. She gets those short red Marboro cigs and doesn't even smoke the entire cig when she does. Tosses about 1/4th of it out. Thanks for the input.
 
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Best wishes, easy for me to say diet and exercise and quit smoking but..

diet, exercise, and quit smoking.
 
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That's what I kinda figured. That's why I really haven't been sweating it. She gets those short red Marboro cigs and doesn't even smoke the entire cig when she does. Tosses about 1/4th of it out. Thanks for the input.
I could never control my smoking...ide smoke till the filter was burning.....my dad/oldest brother, god rest thier souls smoked what we called LUNG RIPPERS pall mall/lucky strike filterless...the kind bogie smoked in his movies...
 
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:17 AM
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Sorry to hear about the stroke!
I can kind of say I know how you feel. The smoking is the killer to really give up. It did somewhat come easy for me though. I had my heart attack and was in the hospital for 4 days then went home. But I think the fact that what they said how it was all the smoking that caused it stopped me when I got out. I have wanted to grab one and have one many times but I just won't do it.

Also yes the diet thing is a killer as well. Basically my entire life changed from the heart attack in many ways.
I hope all is good for you from now on!
 
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