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Re: Building up an old anvil

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36 coupe

09-15-2013 04:04:48

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I take 2 meds for CHF.They keep blood pressure down but I think the major factor is stress.I welded a bracket on my neighbors riding lawn mower in May and noticed the weld looked awful.Its held all summer.Had an eye exam,cataracts are present.Was going to have one eye done but chickened out.I take daily BP readings.They run 121 to 162.Got a reading of 180 at Doctors aug 2.

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09-18-2013 05:33:08

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 Re: Building up an old anvil in reply to 36 coupe, 09-15-2013 04:04:48  
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Why did you chicken out? I had my right eye done Aug 9, 15 minute operation, was awake during the surgery (light anesthesia). Could see 20-20 in that eye right out of surgery. Absolutely no pain or discomfort. Had left eye done last Monday. Same deal: could see great out of it as I walked out of the hospital, no discomfort. Only difference was that the left eye was 20-25. Doc said it may improve but I'm happy with it. Not cheap but 30 years ago, there was no miracle solution. Doc removed old cloudy lens and put ocular implants in. Only downside: Still need to wear glasses but for close-up work and reading. Heading to Lowes today to buy safety glasses with reading lens built in.

One of our customers is a company that makes the ocular implants. Pretty neat. They're poured in a mold and then then machined on a mill. We make systems that measure the critical dimensions on them during the mfg process. If you chickened out due to fear of some kind, reconsider. You won't be sorry.

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09-15-2013 12:00:47

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 Re: Building up an old anvil in reply to 36 coupe, 09-15-2013 04:04:48  
36 coupe,
I retired 10 years ago and it is nice not to be under stress. My BP runs a little high, been keeping good records. 3 days we had a heat wave and I'm not smart enough to stay inside. Got over heated, BP dropped as low as 99/59. Thought I was going to pass out. Next day it spiked, 169/120. Learned a good lesson, drink only water and stay out of the heat. BP is back to my normal level. Still going to see a DR in a few weeks. Guess if I live for 2 more weeks, I must be in good shape. It bugs me that it takes so much time to see a DR, so by the time I do, I may not need to see him.

Perhaps you need a stress reliever. I like tractor therapy as a stress reliever. Love to play in the dirt with a backhoe.


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