ENOUGH is ENOUGH!

Somehow the racial injustice we all witnessed when the policemen in Minneapolis slowly took the breath away from a Black man named George Floyd sparked a worldwide reaction. But after several weeks the, at first, peaceful days of protest quickly turned into weeks of rioting and rampant destruction of public property.

Here is a link to my article that discusses how thee riots are actually harming the cause of the Blacks. my thought is that once a point has been made to the existing government, the next step should be negotiations for improvements, and not continual day-after-day destruction and chaos.Chaos breeds over-reaction, at some point, and not understanding and growth.

Health Supplements and Insurance Companies

DON’s WORLDThe question here is why can’t we Seniors get our Insurance companies to pay something on the many Health Supplements we end up using to save money?

Many of the Health Supplements that are sold over the counter today are actually formally produced copies of “old Home Remedies? And, these supplemental medications work very well.

Click on the link below and read my article on this problem that could save not only the patient , but also the insurance company a lot of money.

Blood Pressure versus Coffee

I have high Blood Pressure!

It’s just a fact of life for me I guess, considering I have been on Beta-Blockers for over three decades now.

My Reasoning;

Even if I were able to isolate myself from the growing number of idiots who dominate the news networks,

and even if the government lowered my taxes

and if we started making all of the freeloaders in our country get jobs and pay their own way,

I would still be one of those people with High Blood Pressure who loves to spout a good rant every now and then.

The Effects of the Pills;

So, after having my Butt chewed out by one of my Doctors back then; I got on board with them and I have dutifully taken my prescribed BP pills each day, over all of these years now,

And that’s OK, too. It seems my body wants to run at 80 miles per hour, but within a half an hour or so of taking these pills my body shifts down at least one gear and keeps me loping along at 55 miles per hour for the next 6-8 hours.

So I Cheat;

My Doctor rolls his eyes when i tell him this, but I cheat. In fact, I have cheated for all of those long years I have taken the Pills.

You see, every morning I drink Coffee. I mean I drink real coffee, not some chemically altered concoction that they call decaffeinated; and I Love It!

Sure, I know I’m not supposed to do things that will raise my blood pressure, but I’m addicted to my morning Coffee. And, I have found that if I take my required dosage of meds, and then drink my morning coffee, my brain can then absorb and react to what I see on the news, or the web, or in meetings with others and not just sit there with my chemically numbed brain lagging behind everyone else.

I know! I know! This  insane habit of mine is not a good one, but it works for me.

I take my meds to protect myself from the side effects of potential high blood pressure situations, and then once I am out and about, I have my morning Coffee. This combination of letting my meds kick in, but at the same time having a couple of Coffees seems to be working for me.

I do take my own BP readings every couple of days, and when I am visiting my Doctor, my BP readings  are always a little high but within the acceptable range for people my age. My Doctors  continually tell me that; “at your age, you need to be reasonable about how much Coffee you drink”, so I do try to manage my Coffee intake.

I’m down to only one pot of Coffee, each morning!

by Don Bobbitt, All Rights Reserved

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Riding a Diabetic High.

A Diabetic HIGH!

I am a Type-2 Diabetic and there are many of us going through our daily lives trying to control the vagaries if this insidious disease.

We’re right there , probably sitting in that cubicle beside you, trying to get through our day, as our pancreas/Liver/ whatever else swing through their daily jobs and swing my Insulin level (Blood Sugar) up and down, as they see fit.

You may think I’m just a strange co-worker; maybe I act grumpy for a while and then a few hours later, I’m leaning over your cubicle wall telling you a stupid joke, and then maybe an hour or so later you may walk by my cubicle and you notice I’m just staring out into space.

Well, guess what? I’m a Diabetic and these actions are common symptoms of being Diabetic.

Below is a short rant of mine that I wrote a few months ago after I heard a supposed friend talking about how crazy I acted at times.

So here’s a little Crazy Diabetics Story about Living with this disease.

There’s nothing like a Diabetes HIGH!

One minute I’m working away on a project on my computer,

and the next, I realize that I’ve stopped writing

and I find that I’m staring out the window,

my MIND is BLANK,

there’s nothing churning in the gray matter at all.

Then, realizing what my problem may be,

I make a quick check of my blood sugar

and there it is, a reading of

167 and that’s fifty points higher than my normal level!

I quickly stand up and walk somewhere, anywhere,

hoping to make my body react to the change in my actions

and function differently for me.

I need this change to occur so I that will not be forced to eat a snack,

just to kick my organs into action as it processes the food..

I’m experienced at this, you see,, and I know that,

for the moment and until something changes;

All I can do is ride the High like it’s a Wild Horse until it drops.

DON, 2019

Political Rant – Pre-Existing Conditions not covered?

Every now and then I have to go into one of my Rants about the callous stupidity of our nations politicians.

This is one of those rants about these heartless and cruel politicians and their attempt at splitting people with Pre-Existing Medical Conditions away from the rest of the population, essentially condemning them to eventual poverty and becoming second class citizens, with health problems that will often lead to the depletion of any saving they have or worse, their deaths.

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Yes, I am an ASSHOLE! But, I’m not a perfect one.

I just have to write a little something about this.

If my article title offends anyone, I apologize ahead of time, before I go on.

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Living within my limitations – Doctors and Medicines!

 

Yeah, I’m a SENIOR!

So What!

My lifestyle may be somewhat limited relative to my youth, but it does allow me to tell many of the irritating people of the world to …..

Just leave me the Hell alone, and maybe I’ll show you the same respect.

Oh, don’t worry, I’m OK ….. really.And I’m actually having a good day. But, I thought a Bitching session was in order, so, here I go.

Earlier, I was just updating my LIST of medications on my Smartphone for reference on my trips to my numerous Doctors.

Here is one of my “irritating” problems that from my perspective need fixing.

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Eat Cheap – Tips for the person who needs food but is short on money

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Bulk Buying,

Out of Date Foods,

Canned Foods,

Root Vegetables,

Dumpster Diving,

Hobo Soup, and more.

Sometimes, you can end up a little short on cash before your next paycheck, or you might just be out of a job and need to scrimp everywhere you can; and you still need to get decent healthy food for yourself, and maybe your family.

When this is the case you need to know how to save a lot of money on the food you do purchase by being a Smart and Savvy buyer.

Click below to read my article on HubPages

How to eat healthy when you are short on money!

by Don Bobbitt, 2014

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Lions Mane for Alzheimers patients?

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Lions Mane is a mushroom that grows naturally in some parts of the world.

This mushroom is a great source of Protein and has a flavor similar to Shrimp.

It is popularly sold in gourmet and herbal stores and it has properties that make it an interesting treatment for improving memory due to its purported neuroregenerative properties.

These properties make it an interesting tool for helping people with Alzheimers improve their memory as well as their mood.

Click below to read an article in the Huffington Post on this interesting Mushroom.

Lions Mane and Alzheimers

by Don Bobbitt, 2015

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Yoga for Seniors – 7 Yoga Exercises a Senior can do, on their feet.

 

OK, Yoga is Cool.

And, I really can see how it can help a person keep their body in better condition.

Here’s my problem.

I took a couple of Yoga classes two years ago. The instructor said up front that it was designed for beginners and we would be Ok taking the class.

Well, after the second class, I was on my back, on the sofa, for over a week. My back hurt so bad, in fact, that I never went back for another class in yoga.

But, there is still hope for me and Yoga, I think.

I just read this article on HubPages by a fellow writer and it has really made me think. In fact, I printed the article and I am going to use these exercises, myself.

You see, the article lists seven different Yoga exercises that a person can do while standing on their feet.

This, I can do. Oh, I may not be able to reach down or out as far as they show in the pictures, but i can do these exercises.

Click on the link below and read the article for yourself, especially if you are another limping and worn out Senior like myself.

Standing Yoga Exercises a Senior can do

by Don Bobbitt, 2015

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UK government reviews over 40 Cancer Drugs – NEWS FLASH

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Here in the US we are struggling over the nations drift towards Socialized medicine where the government manages essentially everything to do with a persons health and medical treatments.

The link below is a NEWS FLASH!

Click on it and read about the government in the UK dis-approving a number of Cancer Drugs that are in use now. Really?

UK Cancer Drugs under Review by Government

by Don Bobbitt, 2014

The RETRO-SURVIVALIST – A manual for taking control of your Health and Lifestyle.

The Book, The RETRO-SURVIVALIST

The Book, The RETRO-SURVIVALIST

That’s Right!  Take Control!

We all need to understand what corporations have done to our foods and medicines that is, so often, harmful to our health.

We, the consumer public, should stop trusting corporations with our foods and understand the side effects of the many chemicals that are actually added for the manufacturers convenience.

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I was Just Thinkin’ – Here I sit, Retired?

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That’s right, I’m Retired!

And, here I have combined two different articles of mine for efect. The first half I wrote when I turned 65. The second half are my reflections on then, Now and what I am afraid about tomorrow and our future as retirees.

Click on the link below to read the article.

Here I am, RETIRED, Reflections of a Retiree.

by Don Bobbitt,2014

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I’m just Having a Great Day, that’s all!

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I just thought I would let everyone know.

I’m having a good day, today.

You know how it is, some days you get up and you (or your body?) just isn’t in sync with the world.

Something might ache a little more than normal, or your brain is a mili-second out of sync with the physical universe, and you keep tripping over things, or dropping things, or whatever. Continue reading

Diabetes, The Facts explained simply for everyone.

My Best Cheeseburger! Ever!

OK, as a Diabetic, (Type-2 Diabetic that is) I often get a little frustrated with having to explain why I can’t have that slice of Pecan Pie, or that large piece of Red Velvet Cake covered with several scoops of Ice Cream, etc.

Being a Diabetic, I have to stay on my toes when it comes to my daily food selections, and certain things are not allowed.

Most people just do not understand Diabetes, and I wrote the article below for you, so you can appreciate the disease itself as well as what a Diabetic must do to maintain a healthy body, every day.

So, click on the link below to read my HubPage article if you want to understand Diabetes and how to manage it.

Diabetes, Facts for the Newbie

by Don Bobbitt, 2014

Copyright, DonBobbitt, 2014, All Rights Reserved

MWR The Perfect Diet Plan – 100% Effective and FREE

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Click below for a link to my article on HubPages that describes the Perfect Weight Loss Plan, the MWR Plan.

Follow this Diet Plan and you will lose weight in a safe manner and end up living a healthier Lifestyle in a body that is at your desired Ideal weight.

http://donbobbitt.hubpages.com/_donsfoodtrack011/hub/The-Perfect-Diet-100-Effective-and-absolutely-FREE?done

by Don Bobbitt, 2014