Health update

Julian Field MailScanner at
Sat Jun 28 12:07:30 IST 2008

Scott Silva wrote:
> on 6-25-2008 7:39 AM Peter Peters spake the following:
>> Glenn Steen wrote on 13-6-2008 23:20:
>>> Same here... Well. Haven't donated any organs (yet), and some of them
>>> are really shoddy... But I do carry my donor card with me at all
>>> times... Who knows when time is up?!
>> My girlfriend does not feel to good about the idea of them cutting into
>> me after I am dead. I am still trying to convince her.
> What is she going to do? Have you freeze-dried and prop you up in the 
> corner?
> Tell her that it is a way for a part of you to live on after your gone.
>> At the meantime I donate blood every 3 to 4 months and will start
>> donating blood plasm in a short while.
> I had to stop for a while as my blood pressure is too high for their 
> liking, but not high enough for the doctor to put me on meds. But here 
> is my donor card, and since I will most likely be cremated, my wife 
> doesn't have a problem with it.
I don't know if anyone here understands blood pressure figures, but 
here's a couple to make you laugh. I normally have very low blood 
pressure, and have to live on beta-blockers as well, which lower it further.

Up and walking around the house, some paramedics once measured me (and 
checked it as they didn't believe it) at 64/45. The last time I had an 
endoscopy, it dropped to 65/39. That had them a little worried, to put 
it mildly, but I had warned them in advance that this does tend to 
happen. I've now had 31 endoscopies, and I know exactly how my body 
reacts to them, i.e. not kindly :-)

At 64/45 most people are deeply unconscious, and will stand a good 
chance of not surviving.

Bodies eh?! :-)
>> And Julian, I wish you the best of luck.
Thank you so much, to all of you! You guys really make a difference. :-)


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