The doctor that I saw for almost 20 years retired.I went to another doctor for a couple of years.Some how we just didn't click. A friend suggested a woman doctor.I saw her yesterday.It went pretty well.She asked me if I smoked.I told her that I smoked a pipe.She asked me how long I had been doing it.I told her almost 50 years.She didn't mention it again..I got a call today..My blood work was all good..So for a 76 year old codger who's been smoking pipes for 48 of those years it seems that I'm hanging in there pretty good.
I thought..Getting old would take longer than this.
Great news. Currently locked in a battle with my VA GP about the pipe. My BP has been border line for years, decades for that matter. It's been spiking somewhat lately and I'm tired of his clean living sermons. Both my grandfather and father were on high blood pressure meds before they passed. For that matter, there were people I worked with who were ten years younger than me now who took a pill with morning coffee. I get it the VA has limited resources; however, nobody cared when I signed up for active duty in an armored cavalry regiment if I smoked. I paid that one forward and he needs to give up.
Last Edit: Jan 9, 2019 14:25:33 GMT -5 by 10furlongs
Post by oldcajun123 on Jan 9, 2019 16:22:55 GMT -5
Good news Larry. Last time I went to the Dr he ripped my arse about canceling my appointment, I told him Doc my dog chewed my water line under the house and I had to get a plumber to stop the flood. My Dr and I have a good rapport so he doesn’t mince words, he looks at my wife and says shaking his head is he crazy, she said no Doc he drove the dog crazy!