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Re: Retirement
« Reply #850 on: March 23, 2021, 06:42:32 pm »

My troubles started in 2008 when the readings were 236 / 180 now they're around the 120 / 95 range with the meds  :D
I had a lot of trouble with the meds - Candesartan froze me up like the rusty Tin-Man, ramipril made me swell up dangerously, another had me coughing up blood - I'm on bendroflumethiazide now.
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #851 on: March 24, 2021, 05:52:04 pm »

Wife's car MOT today. Just over 1000 miles since last test but FAILED.  She barely noticed an issue but the drivers side front spring was broken.
The garage I use is a long way from home but I use them because trustworthiness is priceless!


Spring replaced and retested £146 total.  :-))


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Re: Retirement
« Reply #852 on: March 24, 2021, 05:58:41 pm »

You should have expected it Andy, everyone knows that spring is coming...

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #853 on: March 24, 2021, 06:14:22 pm »

Three days ago Colin but I missed it. It was on a Sunday this year  %%
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #854 on: March 24, 2021, 07:07:57 pm »

 {-) {-) {-) {-)  Nice one Colin
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #855 on: March 26, 2021, 07:54:23 am »

Having monitored BP morning and evening these last 12 days the results are plain to see.
This morning 123/88 so no tablet required. The worst readings that are still acceptable at my age are bordering on 140 and then I took a half dose.
I was having this discussion with my GP a couple of days ago, although my BP is always high when taken in surgery, they put me on a 24 hour monitor, and the results came back at 127/85, she told me the 127 was perfect, but that the 85 needed to come down to 82 to be good, the good news is that I might be able to achieve this if I can shed the pounds that I have put on since lockdown started, so i now have a target, the other good news is that my cholesterol is good at 3 and I dont have any other symptoms that would mean i was put on BP reducing medication.
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #856 on: March 26, 2021, 08:59:57 am »

114/73 this morning.

Last night I was 159/94 having done a hard days work (first for a long time) and I forget to take a morning reading or a tablet  :embarrassed: so I took a full 20mg tablet.


My pet hate is that SWMBO insists I put the monitor back in the box and back in the cupboard every time  >>:-(
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #857 on: March 26, 2021, 02:51:09 pm »

My pet hate is that SWMBO insists I put the monitor back in the box and back in the cupboard every time  >>:-(



That in itself will keep your BP high............
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #858 on: March 26, 2021, 06:29:12 pm »

I nearly forgot that it's a drink day  %%
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #859 on: March 26, 2021, 07:16:41 pm »

As a treat for being a good boy the wife just let me buy Ardbeg An Oa from Amazon. Should last me a year or two now  :}


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ardbeg-Oa-Single-Malt-Whisky/dp/B075MNCHS5/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=whisky+deal+of+the+day+ardbeg&qid=1616785861&sr=8-4
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #860 on: March 26, 2021, 08:29:29 pm »

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #861 on: March 26, 2021, 08:35:04 pm »

I'd like to try that. Not too dissimilar to Yorkshire Blackout


Just noticed your signature
I like it  {-)


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Re: Retirement
« Reply #862 on: March 27, 2021, 01:55:15 pm »

Hi Andy, I like your taste in Malt, I  was put onto Leffe,Chimay and Duvel years ago, lovely glasses to go with the beer as well, good health, nemesis
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #863 on: April 02, 2021, 04:18:10 pm »

Cheers Nemesis!


I only realised about 2hrs ago that it's good Friday  %%  How can I be so isolated from the rat race  {-)


Anyway this is the first time that I've really felt like a drink and I think its just because its a holiday weekend  O0


However I'm not going to break with my commitment so I'll wait until tomorrow  :police:   and I don't mean a minute passed midnight  {-)
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« Reply #864 on: April 02, 2021, 04:57:46 pm »

Cheers Nemesis!


I only realised about 2hrs ago that it's good Friday  %%  How can I be so isolated from the rat race  {-)



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Re: Retirement
« Reply #865 on: April 07, 2021, 04:32:50 pm »


I like it  :-)



10th of March I began 3 days off 1 day on alcohol. Closing in on a month now so that is a lot of rest my Liver has been given  O0
Today is my on day and I'm savouring Belgian beers again slowly, good job they are small ones  {-) 


If from way back in the thread anyone is watching Kier shares? standby for a profit! Hopefully this week Kier will finally offload the house building arm that has been dragging them down.
In the past 12 months the share price has varied between 42p and £1.10, I did not have the bottle to buy more when they hit that LOW  %%  or I'd be well in pocket now at 92p
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #866 on: April 07, 2021, 04:58:35 pm »

Are you feeing better for it Andy?

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #867 on: April 07, 2021, 05:08:23 pm »

I honestly cannot tell any difference physically. I sometimes wake up feeling like I'd had a drink even after 3 days without  %%

Financially 75% better off  O0 

I guess after 46 yrs of having a drink every night it might take more than a few months to spot the difference.

In the long term it must surely be beneficial?

I stopped smoking 23 yrs ago and I certainly look younger than the X wife that didn't stop :}
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #868 on: April 07, 2021, 07:10:10 pm »

Andy, Kwak is a nice one and Deibles Alt is gentle, the one that you can have all day. Keep off the Duvel and Chimay But keep up the good work, it is a good sign that you do not miss it. I have not had a beer for ages just the odd malt. Keep well. nemesis
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #869 on: April 07, 2021, 07:14:46 pm »

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« Reply #870 on: April 07, 2021, 07:25:28 pm »

That is a very nice selection. Years ago friend and I went to the Beer Paradise in Leeds and loaded up the trailer with over £200 worth, the glasses were dearer than the beer, Chimay Gran Cru was lovely, enjoy them, keep well, nemesis   
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #871 on: April 11, 2021, 10:16:21 pm »

A nice day today, I worked hard in the garden sorting and tidying stuff to the delight of SHMBO.
I didn't start my freedom of drinking until nearly 4 o'clock  %% 

Since then I have had 3 small Belgian beers one of which was 9.2% and I'm ending my day with my fourth different single malt and a cafe latte. That's it until Thursday, must pay for the pleasure.

First time for me on this and it is extremely moorish! but I just had one.
It really tastes of fresh cherries with the same velvety texture of the skin.
One for the lady friends for sure :-))
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #872 on: April 13, 2021, 11:53:57 am »

The wife just let me buy this £29.95 but I can't taste it until Thursday.
Very good reviews
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01N3SVH6J/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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« Reply #873 on: April 13, 2021, 08:28:49 pm »

Have a great Thursday, we have trouble with amazon over here, its says amazon France... we order, find out it will be coming from the UK, postage is double the cost of the item and we are liable for the import tax if there is any......


So very jealous of your Thursday...... O0
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #874 on: April 13, 2021, 08:30:16 pm »

Doesn’t France have Amazon Prime?
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