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Fri Apr 27, 2018, 11:49 PM

Friday Night Wine-Buzz. With a special invitation to backtoblue.

Hoping she will join our little drinkin' 'n' talkin' group.

Salud, everybody!

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Reply Friday Night Wine-Buzz. With a special invitation to backtoblue. (Original post)
Aristus Apr 2018 OP
chillfactor Apr 2018 #1
Aristus Apr 2018 #3
orleans Apr 2018 #8
Aristus Apr 2018 #10
orleans Apr 2018 #12
Aristus Apr 2018 #13
orleans Apr 2018 #14
TexasTowelie Apr 2018 #2
backtoblue Apr 2018 #4
backtoblue Apr 2018 #5
backtoblue Apr 2018 #6
backtoblue Apr 2018 #7
Aristus Apr 2018 #11
malthaussen Apr 2018 #9

Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2018, 12:24 AM

1. Being that I am retired.....

and sipping wine and reading mysteries into the early morning hours, are my favorite past times, I go to bed with a wine buzz most nights!

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 28, 2018, 12:29 AM

3. I've only been in practice for eight years, but sometimes I wish I was retired.

Clinical medicine takes a lot out of you. I love it, but it comes at a cost...

A wine-buzz helps take the edge off...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 28, 2018, 02:57 AM

8. clinical medicine, huh?

in that case... i'd like to ask you a few questions about some drugs....

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Response to orleans (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 28, 2018, 10:30 AM

10. Go for it.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 29, 2018, 04:02 AM

12. oh, i was just kidding

but thanks for the offer.

actually.... here's a "hypothetical"

if you've been taking X amount of a blood pressure drug that seems to be maintaining your blood pressure and your crazy fucking new doctor who you can't stand doubles it can that possibly lower your blood pressure too much and create a problem (such as functioning, driving, working around children)?

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Response to orleans (Reply #12)

Sun Apr 29, 2018, 10:34 AM

13. Yes, overtreatment with an anti-hypertension medication can cause hypotension, or

low blood pressure.

If you want to know if that's the case, but don't want to visit with your doctor whom you can't stand, go to your local fire station and ask them to take your blood pressure. They'll do it for free (your tax dollars at work) and you can get a good accurate reading. They're trained professionals who do this all day, every day. And they have well-maintained, up-to-date equipment to do it with.

Your blood pressure shoud ideally be between 90/60 and 140/90. A few points below (say, 88/59) won't hurt, but still, if it's below the threshold, get your doctor to lower your dose, or find a new doctor.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #13)

Sun Apr 29, 2018, 12:04 PM

14. thanks.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2018, 12:26 AM

2. I just poured a screwdriver.

The good news is that I didn't require any surgery on the leg that was bit by a cat. The bad news is that Augmentin lead to too many trips to the bathroom and laundry room.

My primary care physician disagreed with the hospital doctor and surgeon about whether I needed surgery, but the ultrasound did not show anything that needed to be lanced. The PCP also was upset that they took me off the Augmentin and Clindamycin to substitute Clarithromycin instead. I told the PCP that I was only the messenger and that if he had an issue that it was up to him to discuss it with the doctors at the hospital. Unfortunately, my PCP has a bit of the "God complex" so I took some pleasure taking him down a notch while being completely pleasant to him simultaneously.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2018, 01:30 AM

4. Yaaaaaay!!!!!!!





Party in the lounge!!!!!

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 28, 2018, 01:56 AM

5. Hey backtoblue, do you remember that one time?

You know... when we went to that party.. .and you were the only one who showed up?!
And you talked to yourself in public
And .....

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 28, 2018, 01:57 AM

6. Stop embarrassing

Me in front of my imaginary friends dammit!

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 28, 2018, 02:01 AM

7. That's what you get for being late to the ball Cinderella.

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 28, 2018, 10:32 AM

11. Sorry about leaving you hanging, backtoblue.

I have a conference this morning that I had to go to bed early for. Plus, Mrs. Aristus called it a day earlier than usual...

I'll be able to stick around longer next time...

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 28, 2018, 10:20 AM

9. Sorry, Aristus parties in a time zone too late for me. :)

Now, if you guys would start around 0600 your time...

-- Mal

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