Health Advices and Longevity

Discussion in 'Health' started by David De Lucena, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. sacredgates

    sacredgates Audio-Technica's high priest

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    I almost never listen to music while doing anything remotely creative.
    At the most I have been (mis)using music to mask unpleasurable side noises which were beyond my control....
    Even than it will be music with as little brain stirring as possible, say something like Brian Eno...
    I know people who seem to be able to do work which needs concentration whilst at the same time enjoying background music; I just can’t except with very mechanical jobs and I am fine with that. I actually love silence and feel that there is often too little of it in today‘s world.

    While I am at it I feel there are quite a few people who use background music to mask their own inner noisy mind („high priest“ mode on).
     
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  2. David De Lucena

    David De Lucena Science Nut

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    Yes, I usually use slow piano music, in the speakers. They boost my tolerance during study. Headphones and other kinds of music are not welcome.
     
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    Very true indeed. Monkey mind don't shut up easily...I thought that was a good thing to soothe it.
     
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    FallingObjects Pay It Forward

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    Personally and anecdotally, I find music with vocals (or at least, vocals in languages that I can understand) to be much more distracting/engaging than other kinds of music. So more ambient or soundtrack type stuff while I'm studying/working seems to help, with the odd vocal track slipped in every 30 minutes or so to make sure I haven't completely fallen asleep works for me.
     
  5. David De Lucena

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    lucky rats!
     
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    purr1n Finding his inner redneck

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    So listen to Daft Punk to a screensaver that pulsates to the beat?

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    On another note, how long do I need to wait until stitches heal? I got 2mm skin biopsies that went down through the fat layer. Just three stitches. There is one spot about 50mm lateral from the shin on my lower leg.

    Doc recommended that I wait 2 weeks before getting back to strenuous activity such as mountain biking. This seems excessive. I've been finding that low impact activities which a lot of flexing (yoga, bending over to clean bathtub, etc.) putting much more strain on the stitches compared to pedaling on a bike, even strenuous pedaling.
     
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    It's all about how you heal. On average 7 to 10days for healing by primary intention (primary closure) but folk vary and your doc probably knows you well enough to err on the side of caution.. dB
     
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    purr1n Finding his inner redneck

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    Screw it, I'm getting on the bike. Seems safer than cleaning around the house.
     
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    And a helluvalot more fun.
     
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    as I said ... he knows you well enough :p , and that was my predicted response you would have :piratemug:

    lets face it, if it tears open, small wound, it scars over again and heals anyway ..dB
     
  12. David De Lucena

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    The major problem it’s the 50mm lesion. Just watch it for some bleeding or plasma leaking
     
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    I think my spots have healed over like 10 times now. Should I wait to have pros remove my stitches or can I do that myself. I will probably keep them in until my next appt. because it makes my kids cringe, and that's fun.

    Also, I know you docs get access to secret information: do you guys know anything about Noxafil / Posaconzale reactions?

    With the more powerful meds, no one tells me about side effects I should be looking for.

    I switched meds to this from Fluconazle because Fluconazle was exciting my ezcema with such long term use (it's treatable), but the day after Noxafil, I got pinkeye, and the joints in my knee hands and fingers locked up. I couldn't walk and could only type with pain, and I took 1.5 days off work. I'm getting off all meds to see if symptoms subside to isolate variables.

    I had a splash of warm muddy puddle water hit my left eye where the pinkeye started when I was mountain biking. Too many things on, so hard to pinpoint causation.

    Also CT scan said I had "mild" calcification on arteries in heart. Is this a concern? Is this normal for someone my age or I am going to die of a heart attack in 3 years. My BP is 105/75 on a consistent basis.
     
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  14. David De Lucena

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    Posaconazole it’s kind of the death metal of fungicide. My book here states 8-10% of imune reaction and arthritis with its use. It’s very high rate imho.
    I have poor knowledge in cardiac anamnese, but some calcification it’s normal after 45 years. If you have good vascular backup in blood circulation in the coronárias , you can live with that. It’s like oxidation in copper . It’s ugly, but the function it’s preserved. The next step it’s to watch for a functional cardiac test, as I remember.
     
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    Riotvan Got lost for three weeks at Delft City Hall

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    Music does have a meditative effect on me with certain songs so I'm not surprised.
    I'm going under in a few weeks, haven't heard the exact time yet but i think if it's possible I'll listen to some tunes beforehand. Don't have a mobile setup so has to be at home. Maybe it helps though I'm not really nervous. It's minor surgery.
     
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    Ardacer needs to read more, post less

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    I wouldn't worry about it too much. It's not like that's going to destroy your joints or something like that. Vankomycin has 50% of people getting it develop skin toxicity in form of leukocytoclastic vasculitis, 20% or so get white cell anemia otlr other bone marrow defects, and yet, you still administer it with some steroids anyway... it's not permanent, very few drugs have stacking permanent effects, doxorubicin/adriamicin comes to mind, but those are cytostatic cell killer drugs used for cancers. Regarding your heart/vessel condition, calcified placque is better than than alternative, more stable, less chance of it rupturing. Well, depends on how deep it's calcified. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28754399/

    Again, wouldn't worry about it too much. You definitivelly should stop smoking though, if you do. That shit is literally death for blood vessels, clots them like crazy. Much worse than anything it does to lungs, in fact. And it has a stacking effect measured in pack years (a year of smokinf 20 cigs a day). If memory serves me, again, around 20 pack years is enough to cause irreparable damage to lungs. Then comes the risk of cancer, but that's usually what people are focused on. Nonono. It's blood vessels #1.
    And guess where you have very tiny blood vessels?
    Retina. It might cause you to develop incurable armd, not something you like, trust me.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macular_degeneration
     
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