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#16 karl OFFLINE  

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Posted September 05, 2015 - 07:33 AM

You can have all the money in the world,but if you don't have your health? You know the rest!


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Posted September 05, 2015 - 08:15 AM

If anybody thinks union construction workers make to much money, walk a mile in our shoes its a tough job and whatever you do its never enough, you can only take that kind of pace for so long before it comes to get you, a wise choice Tom.
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Posted September 05, 2015 - 09:29 AM

You're doing exactly what I did 2 months ago. I left an inside office job of 26 years to become an electrician. I was really unhappy with the way the business was heading and I also couldn't tolerate the 60 miles a day commute. I was usually pretty upset by the time I got to work and even more so when I got home in the evening. Now I drive 16 miles a day and actually enjoy my job. If your experience works out like mine has so far, you won't be sorry. Good luck and go for it.


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Posted September 05, 2015 - 10:13 AM

I can't really add any thing except to say I agree that sometimes you have to step back.  Good luck! :thumbs:


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Posted September 05, 2015 - 01:00 PM

Being a lead man in construction is a high pressure position. And the bigger the job, the more stress. I landed in the hospital with a stroke at 29 due to high stress levels. I could barely do anything for a while. It wasn't worth it.
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Posted September 05, 2015 - 06:56 PM

Well, I checked my blood pressure this afternoon, 148/98 !! :wallbanging:   Called my sister, retired nurse, she says the 98 needs to come way down, low 80's. With our family history, she said to call Dr Tuesday.  If wasn't stressed enough, now I have more to worry about. I felt better when I didn't know the facts. I guess a few extra  moments of praying and start taking it easy sooner than later.


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Posted September 08, 2015 - 02:01 PM

Well, I made it to the Dr's office today. I got the new assistant. I might need to feel sick a lot just to go visit her. She said my blood pressure was high and i needed to get it down. She also said i need to exercise more,  eat healthy, and get some hobbies to take my mind off of work. :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  She obviously didn't listen to a word I said. I already knew all that and have been trying to. I have a prescrition to try for a couple weeks then go back to see her. Let's see what she says then. She didn't think my job was enough physical enough ? I need to go to a gym. I guess walking 8-14 miles a day in construction boots in unheated, unairconditioned spaces carrying heavy material isn't enough.  Maybe it was because I only averaged 8-10 flights of stairs?

Maybe if she listened to what I told her instead of spewing out some textbook answer, i would feel more comfortable. I did take the rest of the day off and when my son got home from his 1/2 day of school, we went in the pool. That helped relax some.

I'll  keep you guys posted, Tom.


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Posted September 08, 2015 - 04:41 PM

They Never listen! :mad2:


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Posted September 08, 2015 - 05:13 PM

Wouldn't be the first time I told a "medical professional" they are in the wrong profession.....


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Posted September 08, 2015 - 05:17 PM

Wouldn't be the first time I told a "medical professional" they are in the wrong profession.....

When I go back , if I hear the same answers , I'll ask to see my regular Dr. He understands what I'm saying. But I might let her hold me while I cough. :D  :D


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Posted September 08, 2015 - 07:13 PM

We're all supposed to be eating tofu and kale, BMI in the low single digits, hold our breath if we see smoke and run the opposite way, and do yoga for half an hour before lifting anything over 10 pounds. We're supposed to be a bunch of sissies, is what I gather.
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Posted September 08, 2015 - 07:21 PM

Tom get a small lap dog. Spend time in the evening just setting and petting the dog.This is no joke. It is an established fact that spending time with a pet will usually help drop your blood pressure. 


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Posted September 09, 2015 - 12:29 AM

You are right about the pet, very soothing and therapeutic. Although it sounds silly, a non-combative activity/hobby like doing paint by number pictures, as opposed to puzzles or hand held games, is also relaxing. Believe it or not, my father used to knit to relax.


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Posted September 09, 2015 - 04:55 AM

She went to Juan's Medicina Instituto, didnt she?
I hate people like that. Tech help, doctors, etc.
It's the difference between education and experience, conceited and compassion.
Tell your normal Doc, he's supposed to guide her and can't if he doesn't know about it.
Hopefully she can take critism
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Posted September 09, 2015 - 05:03 AM

So frustrating when the doc doesn't pay attention to what you are saying.
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