View Full Version : Intervention time for Sonny's sake
05-20-2002, 01:09 PM
We need to organize an intervention to save Sonny. Apparently, he is smoking Salmon again and we must not let his addiction over take his life. Please let me know when it would be most convenient to get together and confront him. It is by his own admission that I have come to know this. We must help him, it sounds very serious.
" ...Then we went and played Oobi games on Noggin.com and smoked some Salmon."
"If it is worth doing, it's worth overdoing"
05-20-2002, 01:45 PM
...my cholesteral is too high.
HE said I should eat Salmon and fish, specifically said Salmon was real good to reduce cholesteral.
I ask if I could smoke it in a smoker. And he said that would be fine.
Not like roll it up and smoke it, or stuff it in a hooka. :)
I'm 46 points high, so if I can get to eat something I love to eat anyway by Doctors orders, that's cool.
No red meat he sez. So no more #4's from McDonalds. No, no, no, he said. That's like fryed cholesteral.
Kinda wierd, because I'm in no way overweight or unhealthy. Just have a chlosteral level of 246.
Gotta be them double quarter pounders with cheeze. Or the frys.
Now about the Oobi Games. Little Jordan is 4. And it's giving her a head start in computer literacy. Simple as it may be.
She has been typing her name for a while now.
But she loves to clean the shop with the vacuum hose. So we get in some special "Grandpa & Me" time.
But we don't smoke nothin like the hippi's out in San Fransisco do.
Course if you'd like to come have some smoked Salmon and beer with us you're more than welcome :)
"Only Grandpa drinks beer," they tell me. (Because rest of them are addicted to sodas.)
There are some things better left alone. My beer is one of them. :)
"Precision Firewood Specialist"
God Bless America !
05-20-2002, 02:26 PM
Mine is 155, you need to work on those #'s my friend
05-20-2002, 03:39 PM
My Doctor, who is close to my age said his is 95.
I donno how mine went out of wack.
I can't help but wonder if somebody in the lab didn't screw up.
No heart or chlestoral problems in the family, far as I know.
"Precision Firewood Specialist"
God Bless America !
05-21-2002, 02:23 AM
1. Smoking salmon is ok, just don't inhale(hey it worked for slick Willie)
2. Your liver manufactures approx. 90+% of the cholesterol that is in your bloodstream. Exercise is one way you can lower your total cholesterol and drop (most importantly) your LDL's. You want your HDL's to be high as they help protect your heart.
3. Diet although helpful is not the only factor in high cholestrol readings. Heredity and exercise play a BIG part.
(the preceeding brought to you as a free public service since I sure as heck can't help you with your lathe!!:))
05-21-2002, 03:09 AM
His doctor is 95 and you, Marilyn, start HDL and LDL what a wonderful country.
My Doctor almost fell off his chair when I said I had no idea what my cholestrol level was. Didn't think it was at all funny when I said I didn't know what my blood pressure was or what it was supposed to be either.
Knowing that stress is a major factor in heart attacks and strokes... could it be that worrying if you know what the number is, is a bad as having a high number and not knowing it ?
Before you chide me Marilyn, I eat a very wide and balanced range of foods, preferring vegetables and fruit to meat .
Make my own wholemeal bread and try to control my late onset diabetes by dietary methods ...may have to start taking a booster soon...
So I'm not charging headlong into a suicidal fat fest but I refuse to get caught into this ....no on second thoughts I'll keep quiet I'm outnumbered about X million to 1 in a land with the second highest heart disease per capita in the world.
Must go and light another ciggie !!
05-23-2002, 01:17 AM
I forgot to mention that smoking (tobacco products, not salmon) also increases your cholesterol and of course is a major contributor to heart disease.
But I know what you mean, my 77 year old dad often says he envied his dad who lived his whole life before they "invented" cholesterol. (He died at age 86, after spending his whole life eating bacon and eggs for breakfast every morning..)
05-23-2002, 03:24 AM
Hopefully it was thick salty bacon before they started using all these phosphates and such.
I bet he had toast with lashings of butter and full fat milk in his fully caffeinated coffee.
Reminds me of the two old guys sitting on the porch of the aged person's home.
Shouting to one another as they were by now stone deaf.
"Do you realise that if we hadn't given up Cigarettes, and eggs and bacon and salt and butter and cream and that monosodium Glutimate and all that other stuff we wouldn't be here today having all our food pureed for us, have enemas stuffed up our arses and I wouldn't be smelling your Colostomy bag as it overflows and trickles down my f..ing leg.
05-23-2002, 04:49 AM
You got it Limey...
Not only that but the toast came from homemade bread that had bacon grease in it...my grandma lived to 92 and the other one to 96. I once attended a speech by a world famous geneticist. He said the best way to ensure your living to a grand old age was to have ancestors that did the same... DNA does for the most part rule.
05-29-2002, 07:24 AM
I know where you're come'n from Limey. I was driven to get my first physical since 1978 last November. I was actually surprised to find that my bad cholesterol was in the upper OK range with as much red meat as I eat. BP stays down around 95/70 so that was not a worry. But if something was wrong I'd just as soon not know so I don't have to worry about it. In my old job I did a lot of walking, now I spend most of my worktime at a desk, so some of my shirts seem to have shrunk a bit. Of course with the summer come'n, I'll start getting more exercise with lawn work and such, so maybe those shirts will stretch out again.