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    • Xanthe on September 20, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    I loves me my Advil.  

    and Tom’s toothpaste – and Burt’s balm – this is a frackin hippie’s medicinechest.

    I am consistently in battle with my md about pills though.  I am on one pill – which is pretty good for my age and if I’d lose 15 or 20 lbs. – I prolly wouldn’t need that one.

    When my cholesterol is high or tris not good – I go back to sensible diet and come in for another test – all good again.  So far, I’ve been able to fend off these damn pills.

    I believe in vitamins big time.  

    Of course, all this could change on a dime – I realize this but do patients ask their hc provider to give them a chance to let diet and exercise work before they take that Rx.

    Also I hate the frackin pharm plan I’m on and it’s the cheapest one.  Don’t get me started on Dorgan’s failed bill.

    Still, we do have Paul Ryan (The savior of Medicare) and his “voucher” plan waiting in the wings.  I still think Paul and Barack are in cahoots.  

     

    • Edger on September 20, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Cobra Grass Snake Whiskey

  1. For energy.

    Oh, did you say medicine?

    Jack Daniels.

    • Xanthe on September 20, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    George Papandreou, Greece’s prime minister, was just on tv being interviewed by Maria Bartilomo on CNBC, stating yes they had to make the Greek people take their medicine – (since they were responsible for the meltdown) – higher age for pensions, cuts in pensions.  And now, they are in better shape because they are taking their “medicine”.  Of course, he never used the word but we know what’s up, no?

    Also spoke of a “diaspora bond” for Greeks around the world and specifically here to help the Greek people.  What’s that?  Isn’t that up to the Greek government.  

    Maria – as you might imagine, was intensely listening to the PM and his “solutions.”  Shaking her head in anticipation for we Americans to take that spoonful of our medicine.  

    Then some 12 year old boy in a suit – talked up what had to be done in Greece and how they were to be admired.  Allora – when you’re 12 years old on CNBC – you’re real wise.

    Please dear God – how much longer!  Of course, Xanthe – no one tells you to pay attention to CNBC – but I answer:  I must know my enemies even though they seems to be blessed by the fates and I like Cassandra am doomed.

  2. Ran 45 min/day biked 100 mi/wk. Ate a keg of nails a night, a keg of beer a week.

    All of my 15 diagnoses are idiopathic. I was a health food nut. Go figure.

  3. B vitamins for stress plus D so I can refuse the toxic flu shot.  I don’t even know my numbers nor do I have any desire to know them and I don’t ask my doctor for nothing.  Colloidal silver about once a month and beer is far cheaper than designer happy pills.  Imagine that an anti-depressant with a disclaimer side effect about thoughts of suicide, well DUH!

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