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« on: May 14, 2008, 12:01:35 PM »

I feel like I'm in good health, but I'm 99% sure that my cholesterol will still be off the charts high- but hopefully lower than in 2006 when I think it was 270  eek. Since that time I've run one marathon- gotten quite fat again- and have begun training for another one. Either way, I guess I'll know in a week or so.

Otherwise I feel in good health, have pretty good energy, haven't noticed any weird getting-older issues and am confident it will go well. I do have too high of a body fat percentage, but I'm not expecting her to say anything about that.

Also, as I remember, in 2006 when they checked my gentlemanly bits, the lady doctor had a female assistant come in too.  I was covered in a sheet so I wasn't exposed, but I guess the backup was to make sure there was no harassment or something? I mean really. She's a doctor. I'm a patient. Is that really necessary?
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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2008, 12:23:11 PM »

Thats standard procedure for gynecologists as well here in Denmark, when the doctor is male - its to ensure no lawsuits can be brought on later.

May I ask how old you? I'm not sure whether to start taking semi yearly physicals now, that I'm 36 but, havent been to a doctor for a checkup for some years now.
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2008, 12:37:27 PM »

Dude, you didn't use the code-word; otherwise you'd have been in low-budget adult film.

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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2008, 12:41:04 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on May 14, 2008, 12:23:11 PM

Thats standard procedure for gynecologists as well here in Denmark, when the doctor is male - its to ensure no lawsuits can be brought on later.

May I ask how old you? I'm not sure whether to start taking semi yearly physicals now, that I'm 36 but, havent been to a doctor for a checkup for some years now.

No. I'm not THAT old. I'm a young and spry 33.  36? man. Denture time baby!
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2008, 12:47:30 PM »

hey hey! Only been 36 for 12 days now!! and just you wait till you get to be my age..or rather, IF!! Takes forever to get out of bed, joints creaking, cant have sex with the GF more than 4 times a night, and I've decreased my running to 10 miles twice a week..

ack..old age, I should have taken better care of my body!!
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2008, 01:10:23 PM »

Being 36 also, I took the liberty of fixing your statement smile


Quote from: Razgon on May 14, 2008, 12:47:30 PM

hey hey! Only been 36 for 12 days now!! and just you wait till you get to be my age..or rather, IF!! Takes forever to get out of bed, joints creaking, cant have sex with the GF more than 4 times a year, and I've decreased my driving to 10 miles twice a week..

ack..old age, I should have taken better care of my body!!
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2008, 01:40:08 PM »

Best wishes! Ask them about that growth.
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2008, 02:12:37 PM »

Quote from: ATB on May 14, 2008, 12:01:35 PM


Also, as I remember, in 2006 when they checked my gentlemanly bits, the lady doctor had a female assistant come in too.  I was covered in a sheet so I wasn't exposed, but I guess the backup was to make sure there was no harassment or something? I mean really. She's a doctor. I'm a patient. Is that really necessary?

In this day and age of sue-happy morons....yes.
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2008, 02:15:55 PM »

Quote from: JohnathanStrange on May 14, 2008, 01:40:08 PM

Best wishes! Ask them about that growth.

It's supposed to grow.
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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2008, 02:32:33 PM »

I just had a physical last week for my new job and was disappointed the woman doctor didn't "man" handle me  tear

She was rather attractive.

The last one I had, she grabbed a handful and then she bent down and took a good look. I figured maybe there was an office bet  Tongue
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« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2008, 02:39:41 PM »

Quote from: Zekester on May 14, 2008, 02:32:33 PM

I just had a physical last week for my new job and was disappointed the woman doctor didn't "man" handle me  tear

She was rather attractive.

The last one I had, she grabbed a handful and then she bent down and took a good look. I figured maybe there was an office bet  Tongue

was she squinting when she took this good look?  cause if she was, you may want to delete this post. 
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« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2008, 03:17:46 PM »

Quote from: ATB on May 14, 2008, 12:01:35 PM

Also, as I remember, in 2006 when they checked my gentlemanly bits, the lady doctor had a female assistant come in too.  I was covered in a sheet so I wasn't exposed, but I guess the backup was to make sure there was no harassment or something?

I'm fairly certain that if a female doctor was about to "examine" me, and stopped to invite another female assistant in, the first thing running through my mind would not be to wonder if it was to prevent harassment litigation.  Unless it was litigation prevention through "enthusiastic persuasion".


On a side note, I had a physical last year and finally got my cholesterol checked.  My total cholesterol was 108.  My HDL cholesterol (the good kind, right?) was really low, in the 40s.  The doctor said I needed to get that up and suggested that I might be eating a little too much fast food or other unhealthy stuff.  I couldn't quite figure that out.  If I'm eating too much crap, why is my total cholesterol so low?  I don't recall the explanation, only that it didn't make much sense to me.
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« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2008, 03:19:53 PM »



Moooooon River!  Thank you doc, did you ever serve time?
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« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2008, 03:34:40 PM »

Well, this time the PA (phsysician's assistant) went solo and there were no problems.

She did tell my I could refuse the prostate exam (but only until I'm 40- 7 more GLORIOUS years!) and after thinking about it for .3 seconds I said yes I'd like to refuse it.

HR = 51 bpm (a tad higher than absolute resting but solid)
BP: 110/67

I'm in fine overall health (though I do need to drop about 15 lbs).

Cholesterol numbers should be available by Friday. STAY TUNED!
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« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2008, 04:02:38 PM »

Physical?

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« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2008, 07:41:51 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on May 14, 2008, 02:39:41 PM

Quote from: Zekester on May 14, 2008, 02:32:33 PM

I just had a physical last week for my new job and was disappointed the woman doctor didn't "man" handle me  tear

She was rather attractive.

The last one I had, she grabbed a handful and then she bent down and took a good look. I figured maybe there was an office bet  Tongue

was she squinting when she took this good look?  cause if she was, you may want to delete this post. 

Still not deleted

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« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2008, 04:36:35 PM »

Total Cholesterol: 220 (-41 pts)

Triglycerides: 110  (-148 pts)

LDL: 161 (-13 pts)

HDL: 38 (no change)

Still work to do, but things are going in the right direction.   thumbsup

And my Prostrate Scan was .07. Safe range is 0 to 4.0 (with the lower number being better).

Recommendation: 3 fish oil caplets a day and something called muscadine grape seed pills (wtf?)
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« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2008, 04:46:12 PM »

Quote from: ATB on May 19, 2008, 04:36:35 PM

Recommendation: 3 fish oil caplets a day and something called muscadine grape seed pills (wtf?)

Fish oil is definitely something that almost everyone can benefit from.  Never heard of grape seed pills recommended specifically though.  Looked it up and it contains quite a bit of resveratrol which has a host of benefits from longevity to cancer prevention.  I take that supplement directly myself. 
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« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2008, 04:47:00 PM »

Quote from: ATB on May 14, 2008, 03:34:40 PM

She did tell my I could refuse the prostate exam


Dr:  So you know you can refuse this right?

ATB: Yeah but don't you think I should get it done?  I mean for safety's sake.

Dr:  Well you don't really need it until you're 40...

ATB:  Yeah but it's part of my physical and I'd really like to kn...

Dr:  I don't want to do it okay!

ATB:  Understood, carry on.
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« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2008, 04:49:32 PM »

Where can I get the awesome wonderpug fanclub avatar???  I <3 wonderpug... 
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« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2008, 04:55:16 PM »

Quote from: rickfc on May 19, 2008, 04:49:32 PM

Where can I get the awesome wonderpug fanclub avatar???  I <3 wonderpug... 

Sorry. The Wonderpug Fan Club is a 'No Ricks' club and we already have one.
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« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2008, 04:56:04 PM »

Quote from: ATB on May 19, 2008, 04:55:16 PM

Quote from: rickfc on May 19, 2008, 04:49:32 PM

Where can I get the awesome wonderpug fanclub avatar???  I <3 wonderpug... 

Sorry. The Wonderpug Fan Club is a 'No Ricks' club and we already have one.

Not true.  The other one got rolled.  There is room. 
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« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2008, 04:57:34 PM »

I much prefer to take flax seed oil pills instead of fish oil.  I've had cases where later on in the day I was belching up a horrid dead fish gas from fish oil pills, and after that I just swore them off.  

I need to find some of those mescaline grapes, though...
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« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2008, 05:06:33 PM »

Quote from: Austin on May 19, 2008, 04:56:04 PM

Quote from: ATB on May 19, 2008, 04:55:16 PM

Quote from: rickfc on May 19, 2008, 04:49:32 PM

Where can I get the awesome wonderpug fanclub avatar???  I <3 wonderpug... 

Sorry. The Wonderpug Fan Club is a 'No Ricks' club and we already have one.

Not true.  The other one got rolled.  There is room. 

So, will you send it to me?
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« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2008, 05:11:43 PM »

Quote from: rickfc on May 19, 2008, 05:06:33 PM

Quote from: Austin on May 19, 2008, 04:56:04 PM

Quote from: ATB on May 19, 2008, 04:55:16 PM

Quote from: rickfc on May 19, 2008, 04:49:32 PM

Where can I get the awesome wonderpug fanclub avatar???  I <3 wonderpug... 

Sorry. The Wonderpug Fan Club is a 'No Ricks' club and we already have one.

Not true.  The other one got rolled.  There is room. 

So, will you send it to me?

Right click and save it and upload it.  Or maybe even right click it and enter that url in the avatard field.  Or PM me your address and $1.00 to my Paypal address and you can be the first paying member!  We want doer's in the club.  Doers like Wonderpug.  The standard is high.
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« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2008, 05:16:13 PM »

Quote from: Austin on May 19, 2008, 05:11:43 PM


Right click and save it and upload it.  Or maybe even right click it and enter that url in the avatard field.  Or PM me your address and $1.00 to my Paypal address and you can be the first paying member!  We want doer's in the club.  Doers like Wonderpug.  The standard is high.

Ok, I'll pass that lapse in intelligence off as lack of sleep.  Wow, I saw your reply and almost kicked my own ass.  frown
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