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Over 50`s , How Knackered Are You ?

I'm fighting fit!

Fighting for breath and fit to drop.
A tad overweight (never trust a skinny cook)
Knackered right knee after a failed replacement and a two stage revision.
Gout, held off by daily Alipurinol (sp)
Iffy blood pressure, but improving. Ramipril.
Omeprazole for hernia
Droopy dick syndrome - Viagra (works wonders)

Apart from that I'm good!
In addition to Ramipril get onto pomegranate juice. Glass a day - tastes disgusting - but it work. Beetroot juice too, also tastes disgusting - I'm not selling this in well am I, but that gets the BP down too.

And all of you blue pill popping feckers give the previously mentioned L'Argnine and horny goat weed a try alongside the blue pill's.
 
Thats how being 50 hit me , I`ve learnt a little but still not enough , I`m calmer , not as wild I used to be , what I am pleased about is younger ladies still to find me attractive .
I've told you about stapling 50 pound notes to the outside of your jacket.
 
A mere 48 but still serving into third decade. Right shoulder and both hips a bit worn but still pass PFA easily and AFT not so easily. For those in their late 40s who are not down graded, it’s mainly about self preservation and being elusive for tabs and battle PT.
 
ECG is nothing to worry about, it can be a tad uncomfortable when they decide to press hard with the scanner, if you're lucky, you might get to see the screens while they are doing it, very interesting.
Please note: an ECG is not the same as an echo. ;-)
 

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Please note: an ECG is not the same as an echo. ;-)
I had the echo twice, was just using the initials in the context of the original post, I do know the difference, I've had both.
 
Ok my Tuppence worth, that wee phrase shows my age .
68 years young on Rampril and Simvastatin .No blue pill needed still enjoying love life .
Exercise is walking the dog a couple of age related aches in hips and knees sometimes nothing that I need to take medication for.
Enjoy a whisky most nights Malt rather than blend.
Outlook looks good although I lost my best mate to cancer in May which made me realise that our time here is limited so enjoy what time you have slainte
 
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They'll be checking your heart muscles are strong enough to get you through your op and any potential chemo.
The echocardiogram is just an ultrasound, they do have to press quite hard on your chest, particularly if you're a bit "fleshy" in that area.

Don't be afraid to stop the doctor's waffling and ask them to explain things in clear, plain terms, get them to write things out if you want, and definitely ask to be copied into all correspondence. If you haven't been allocated a Macmillan nurse yet, get in touch with them yourself, as well as helping you understand what's going on, they'll be able to provide you with practical help and advice regarding things outside of the medical side, such as finances, housing, transport, etc.

Good luck with your treatments.

Thank you GM. I feel better already. :bounce: I already have Macmillan on board and they've been brilliant. Not only did they arrange a grant for me, they helped with my application for PIP which was ultimately declined but hey ho.
My early retirement pensions amounted to too much for any kind of benefit from Gov apart from pip if I qualified the feckers.
I'm doing ok at the mo, my PSA count has risen slightly in the last month up to 13 from 5 but I've been prescribed a supplement to my quarterly injection to bring it down again.
My Oncology chap doesn't need to see me again until January when depending on my PSA chemo will be considered.
There's life in the old dog yet :boogie:
 
I have had my ICD replaced (see 'well that was weird' thread) - so obviously i am as fit as a butchered dog :)

Nice new 3 inch scar - a new medication to make me bleed easier, not allowed to drive for a month !!

Now taking - Rivaraxoban, Ramapril, Bumetenide, Spironolatone, Bisoprolol, Digoxin, empygliflozin (some of the spellings may be close), in the morning, plus 2 injections of insulin.

another injection at lunch and two more before tea. All is well

And, No, the bloody op was not 'simple', i could feel the butcher ferreting about in my chest for the old device, and the new one was obviously 5 times bigger as it took all his strength to push the poxy thing in, as evidenced by the bruise on the back of my shoulder. and breath.........
 

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Are you still losing weight? There's something called a 'Whoosh effect' (have a google), and from my own experience it's true.
Thanks, will have a closer look when I have more time.

I recently dropped about 4kg due to stress and physical exertion, but was disappointed today to find id put a couple of pounds back on. This may be a temporary glitch due to water retention or something, but if i stay at or below my target of 70kg I'll be happy.
 
Please note: an ECG is not the same as an echo. ;-)
Had an ECG for admission yesterday and have them annually for my MOT. Yesterdays was suction cup sensors, ordinarily it is sticky pads (not good with an ape like chest), in my experience a good nurse can have it done in less than 90 seconds, probably less than a minute in most cases.
 
Thank you GM. I feel better already. :bounce: I already have Macmillan on board and they've been brilliant. Not only did they arrange a grant for me, they helped with my application for PIP which was ultimately declined but hey ho.
My early retirement pensions amounted to too much for any kind of benefit from Gov apart from pip if I qualified the feckers.
I'm doing ok at the mo, my PSA count has risen slightly in the last month up to 13 from 5 but I've been prescribed a supplement to my quarterly injection to bring it down again.
My Oncology chap doesn't need to see me again until January when depending on my PSA chemo will be considered.
There's life in the old dog yet :boogie:
Good to hear! :)
 
Had an ECG for admission yesterday and have them annually for my MOT. Yesterdays was suction cup sensors, ordinarily it is sticky pads (not good with an ape like chest), in my experience a good nurse can have it done in less than 90 seconds, probably less than a minute in most cases.
Well it should be at least a minute if they want a good trace! (If we are talking about ECGs and not echos...)
 
Always seem's quick to me, yesterdays was a bit longer as by the looks it she let it run to read about 10 lub dub's.
I guess if it's just a quick MOT and not looking for anything specific (extra or missed beats), they are just happy to see it lub a dubbing!
 

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This is the amount of pills taken every morning, as you can see , it's a lovely array of colours
 

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