Ask a question

    Reply
    Posted Dec 6, 2012
    11:31:36 PM
    View profile
    Weekly Off-Topic Thread #265

    WOW!  Here it is.....early Friday and the week is nearly gone.  We are still dry as a bone here and our drought continues to worsen.  There is a chance of precip. in the forecast for Sunday.  But most of us will believe it when we see it.

     

    Not very cold either.  Walked Alfie a couple of times today with just a light weight hoody and my billed cap.  No sun to speak of.  Too cloudy.

     

    Bad news this past day or so.  My oldest son had a CRT scan done and the report was extensive constriction of cardiac arteries from plaque build-up.  His case is similar to what mine was when I was his age.  Normal blood pressure.....normal cholesterol.....but our family history indicates we have the genetic predisposition for heart problems....and that is one of the worst of the risk factors.  He doesn't smoke either. Has no symptoms....yet.  Now he will be going through a stress test and nuclear scan....then his cardiologist will pronounce the diagnoses.  Don't know what will be necessary.  Perhaps can be controlled with medication.  21 years ago I went through triple bypass, open-heart surgery and it was so successful that I'm still here and doing pretty well as far as the heart is concerned.  Of couse there are other problems.....COPD (pulmonary fibrosis) for one....primarily caused by having to work in close quarters with a lot of heavy smokers all of my working life.  I've never smoked in my life but paying the price for other's addictions.

    Now we get to worry about the son.  We have three of them and I've warned them all that something like this could happen and that they should be careful and get regular checkups.  But.....what does a dad know.  Right?

     

    OK.....welcome to the new week, y'all.  Think I'll go see if I can find out what a full night's sleep is like.

     

    Phil

    The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money. .......Margaret Thatcher
    *The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

    Weekly Off-Topic Thread #265

    1,495 views
    17 replies
    (0) Me too
    (0) Me too
    Post reply
    View all replies
    (17)
    0
    (0)
    • Rate this reply
    View profile
    Dec 7, 2012 12:42:30 AM
    0
    (0)
    ACE - Expert

    A bummer about your son Phil, but predisposition for heart problems/plaque build up can't easily be avoided when the genes are against you.

     

    Three years ago I went in for a stress test/heart sonogram for my LBBB I had at the time.  My doctor called w/the good results a few days later, the least amount of plaque he's ever seen in a 57 year old. Smiley Very Happy

     

    Chris


    Please NO SD stretch-o-vision or 480 SD HD Channels
    Need Help? 1-800-288-2020, After he gets acct info, press # a bunch of times, get a menu from Mr. Voice recognition
    Your Results May Vary, In My Humble Opinion
    I Call It Like I See It, Simply a U-verse user, nothing more

    *The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

    Re: Weekly Off-Topic Thread #265

    2 of 18 (1,495 Views)
    0
    (0)
    • Rate this reply
    View profile
    Dec 7, 2012 8:16:28 AM
    0
    (0)
    ACE - Master

    Good luck with your son's health, Phil. 

     

    Dad's do know alot.  Look at this (sorry it's cutoff):

     

    dad.jpg

    *The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

    Re: Weekly Off-Topic Thread #265

    3 of 18 (1,474 Views)
    0
    (0)
    • Rate this reply
    View profile
    Dec 7, 2012 6:18:16 PM
    0
    (0)
    ACE - Master

    Count your blessings, Chris.  The heart surgery, although dangerous, was really not very painful or even uncomfortable.  I was up and around in the hospital in about 24 hours.  Abdominal surgery that I had back in 1974 was much, much more painful during the recovery.  After 21 years I would imagine that the surgical techniques used in arterial bypass surgery are much improved today.

     

     

    The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money. .......Margaret Thatcher
    *The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

    Re: Weekly Off-Topic Thread #265

    4 of 18 (1,455 Views)
    0
    (0)
    • Rate this reply
    View profile
    Dec 8, 2012 8:30:58 PM
    0
    (0)
    ACE - Master

    Don't think I have already posted this photo.  Alfie and I were out for one of our morning walks back in mid-November and I spotted these gorgeous creatures in the high grass and weeds along the edge of the woods.  Straight north of our house about 1 1/2 blocks.  I was about a block from them and I had my new little Panasonic Lumix pocket camera with me.  I had the lens zoomed all the way out to 348mm to get this shot.   These deer were inside the city limits so they are safe from hunters in this location.  Amazing how they seem to sense that:

     

         P1000296A.jpg

    The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money. .......Margaret Thatcher
    *The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

    Re: Weekly Off-Topic Thread #265

    5 of 18 (1,422 Views)
    0
    (0)
    • Rate this reply
    View profile
    Dec 9, 2012 12:03:34 PM
    0
    (0)
    ACE - Expert

    There is a suburb jsut north of Detroit where there are many herds of deer live in a variety of little patches of woods that are remnants of a large unpopulated area.  They don't have to worry about hunters, but automobiles are a whole other story.

    *The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

    Re: Weekly Off-Topic Thread #265

    6 of 18 (1,394 Views)
    0
    (0)
    • Rate this reply
    View profile
    Dec 9, 2012 9:12:30 PM
    0
    (0)
    ACE - Master

    Yes....I can imagine.  Deer and busy highways and streets don't mix well and the poor deer come out on the losing end of the deal usually.

     

    Close to where I spotted the deer in the picture above....there is a long cul-de-sac which is all paved and services installed.  But the developer went broke before any homes got built.  Anyway.....a few weeks ago I took Alfie out one evening around 9 PM and I kept hearing what sounded like a bunch of cows mooing.  At first I thought some farmer's fence had broken and a group of them had escaped to wander.  The sounds were coming from north of us.  After I took Alfie inside I got the car out and drove down that street.  And there they all were.  My headlights were making them barely visible in the darkness.  But there were literally dozens.....bucks and does....on both sides of the street in the high grass and weeds.   Wish there had been enough light to get a picture.  But at that late hour it was just too darn black over there.  No street lights or anything.   The "cow" sounds were coming from those deer.   Apparently the rutting season.  A new experience for me.

     

    I see a lot of deer on my farm up in Iowa but always at a distance.  Never THAT close.

    The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money. .......Margaret Thatcher
    *The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

    Re: Weekly Off-Topic Thread #265

    7 of 18 (1,378 Views)
    0
    (0)
    • Rate this reply
    View profile
    Dec 9, 2012 11:57:09 PM
    0
    (0)
    ACE - Expert
    Edited by mibrnsurg on Dec 9, 2012 at 11:58:37 PM

    One time when I was driving my tractor trailer from Alberta, Canada to Vancouver BC, I was heading South on the Coquihalla highway from Kamloops to Hope BC. 

     

    Going a long left sweeping curve I saw a small herd of deer on the median, but halfway through the turn I saw a doe standing in the lane next to me about 6" from my truck, her nose pointing towards me, and she was stock still the whole time.

     

    Had a big wheeew after I went by her.

     

    On another run I heard a deer run into the trailer as I was passing, saw the deer in my right mirror just bounce off the trailer and got knocked back onto the shoulder.

     

    Going E on 200 in Montana, I went by a herd of wild sheep, not more than 2' away from the road edge. Smiley Surprised

     

    Chris


    Please NO SD stretch-o-vision or 480 SD HD Channels
    Need Help? 1-800-288-2020, After he gets acct info, press # a bunch of times, get a menu from Mr. Voice recognition
    Your Results May Vary, In My Humble Opinion
    I Call It Like I See It, Simply a U-verse user, nothing more

    *The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

    Re: Weekly Off-Topic Thread #265

    [ Edited ]
    8 of 18 (1,368 Views)
    0
    (0)
    • Rate this reply
    View profile
    Dec 11, 2012 8:32:29 AM
    0
    (0)
    ACE - Professor

    Derailing from the off topic topic, my daughter was born this morning at 2:2weightier and mommy great doing great.

    -------

    Resident Xbox ACE. Ask me almost anything about Xbox on U-Verse.

    Xbox Gamertag: americangame
    PSN: americangame
    Steam:americangame
    When friending me mention that you found me on the AT&T forums.
    *The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

    Re: Weekly Off-Topic Thread #265

    9 of 18 (1,331 Views)
    0
    (0)
    • Rate this reply
    View profile
    Dec 11, 2012 8:38:44 AM
    0
    (0)
    Moderator

    Congratulations. Baby's are such a joy. We're expecting our third grandson in March.

    Remember to always mark items that you find useful as "Accepted Solutions”, you can even mark multiple posts in a single thread.  This will help other users find this information too!!


    Re: Weekly Off-Topic Thread #265

    10 of 18 (1,327 Views)
    0
    (0)
    • Rate this reply
    View profile
    Dec 11, 2012 6:52:26 PM
    0
    (0)
    ACE - Expert

    Hi..just looking around a bit...

     

    Sorry to hear about your son, hpmsrm. I'm sure it wasn't something you want to hear around the holidays or any day, for that matter, but I hope he'll be fine. Have a good Holiday! Smiley Happy

     

    ...and to americangame...Congrats on the new baby!! Smiley Happy

     




     REGRET NOTHING~


         we live & learn~

    *The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

    Re: Weekly Off-Topic Thread #265

    11 of 18 (1,310 Views)
    0
    (0)
    • Rate this reply
    View profile
    Dec 11, 2012 7:42:13 PM
    0
    (0)
    Moderator

     

    Congratulations, americangame!

    Phil-101 • Community Moderator
    Remember to always mark posts that resolved your issue with Accept as Solution. You can even mark multiple posts in a single thread.
    This will help other users find this information too!

    Re: Weekly Off-Topic Thread #265

    12 of 18 (1,297 Views)
    0
    (0)
    • Rate this reply
    View profile
    Dec 12, 2012 10:05:18 AM
    0
    (0)
    ACE - Master
    Edited by hpmsrm on Dec 12, 2012 at 10:08:10 AM

    Yahoo!  Congrats on the new little one.  Glad to hear baby and mom are doing well.   Let's see.....food....clothes....teeth braces.....college....etc.....oh well...you get the idea.Smiley Face - Thumbs Up.gif    Been there, done that.  And wouldn't trade the experience for anything in the world.

    Now it's great grandchildren we're getting.

     

    Another subject:   Bob Rankin had a little item of interest in his Weekly Geekly newsletter today:    "I'd like to have an argument please..." Too bad, because AT&T is rolling out personalized video bills to wireless customers. You get an email with a link to a 3.5 minute animated explanation of your bill, and you can’t argue back.

     

    The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money. .......Margaret Thatcher
    *The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

    Re: Weekly Off-Topic Thread #265

    [ Edited ]
    13 of 18 (1,267 Views)
    0
    (0)
    • Rate this reply
    View profile
    Dec 12, 2012 4:23:35 PM
    0
    (0)
    ACE - Professor

    hpmsrm wrote:

    Yahoo!  Congrats on the new little one.  Glad to hear baby and mom are doing well.   Let's see.....food....clothes....teeth braces.....college....etc.....oh well...you get the idea.Smiley Face - Thumbs Up.gif    Been there, done that.  And wouldn't trade the experience for anything in the world.

    Now it's great grandchildren we're getting.

     

    Another subject:   Bob Rankin had a little item of interest in his Weekly Geekly newsletter today:    "I'd like to have an argument please..." Too bad, because AT&T is rolling out personalized video bills to wireless customers. You get an email with a link to a 3.5 minute animated explanation of your bill, and you can’t argue back.

     


    Just because you have a video of the bill doesn't mean you still can't dispute the bill.

    -------

    Resident Xbox ACE. Ask me almost anything about Xbox on U-Verse.

    Xbox Gamertag: americangame
    PSN: americangame
    Steam:americangame
    When friending me mention that you found me on the AT&T forums.
    *The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

    Re: Weekly Off-Topic Thread #265

    14 of 18 (1,247 Views)
    0
    (0)
    • Rate this reply
    View profile
    Dec 12, 2012 7:13:07 PM
    0
    (0)
    ACE - Master

    Congrats americangame.  My son turned 4 in November. They grow up quick.

     

    Speaking of grown up.  I've never been a big fan of the Rolling Stones, I like a few of their songs but watching the 12,12,12 Concert for Sandy tonight, those dude really need to hang it up.  They all look older than their 70 years.  Keith Richards looks like death warmed over twice.  Mick Jagger has always been skinny, but it's bad when skinny jeans fall off.

     

    Been a really good concert so far.

    ” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
    *The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

    Re: Weekly Off-Topic Thread #265

    15 of 18 (1,233 Views)
    0
    (0)
    • Rate this reply
    View profile
    Dec 12, 2012 7:38:05 PM
    0
    (0)
    ACE - Expert

    oufanindallas wrote:

    Congrats americangame.  My son turned 4 in November. They grow up quick.

     

    Speaking of grown up.  I've never been a big fan of the Rolling Stones, I like a few of their songs but watching the 12,12,12 Concert for Sandy tonight, those dude really need to hang it up.  They all look older than their 70 years.  Keith Richards looks like death warmed over twice.  Mick Jagger has always been skinny, but it's bad when skinny jeans fall off.

     

    Been a really good concert so far.


    Enjoy them while they're little...my son is 22..and I don't know where the time went?? Smiley Indifferent

     

    I'm watching the concert too....and I tend to agree with you about  the Stones. Smiley Very Happy

     




     REGRET NOTHING~


         we live & learn~

    *The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

    Re: Weekly Off-Topic Thread #265

    16 of 18 (1,215 Views)
    Highlighted
    0
    (0)
    • Rate this reply
    View profile
    Dec 13, 2012 8:37:07 AM
    0
    (0)
    ACE - Master

    Congrats Americangame!

    *The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

    Re: Weekly Off-Topic Thread #265

    17 of 18 (1,190 Views)
    0
    (0)
    • Rate this reply
    View profile
    Dec 13, 2012 3:50:25 PM
    0
    (0)
    ACE - Expert

    Congrats Americangame.  If you haven't discovered this already you will find that your new daughter has very very large fingers.  I say this from experience so take my word for it.  The reason I say this is because those are where you will be wrapped.Smiley Wink

    *The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

    Re: Weekly Off-Topic Thread #265

    18 of 18 (1,175 Views)
    Share this post
    Share this post