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Offline Cheesey  
#1 Posted : Thursday, January 15, 2009 9:55:02 AM(UTC)
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It was a tough day for me.....went to the doctor. Mt diabetes is all messed up, 6 month average at 260. Should be 120 or less.

REALLY high blood pressure.......so now i have to take meds for that.

Cholesterol through the roof.....more meds......and i have to see a cardiologist.
I'm so sick and tired of being sick and tired. Oh well.......what can i do?I have to start the meds and see the doc agian in 2 weeks.
Thats when he wants to set me up for a heart stress test. But he doesn't want to do so till he gets my blood pressure down, so i don't have a heart attack or stroke.
I'm supposed to "take it easy" until then.......no exercise........geez.......just what i need......more crap.

Oh.....then i get in the car to go to the doc, and because it's so cold out here, the throttle is stuck and darn near blows up the engine.
Fortunately the old 92 Pontiac starts and i don't miss my appt.
When i got hom, it warmed up enough to unstick the throttle.

But the headlight blew out, and one of the rear turn signals won't work....and it's not the bulb. The inside of the bulb holder is corroded. So i have to try to get into the dealership to see if i can get that all fixed.
Oh.......and the heater fan keeps cutting out..........geez.
Maybe a heart attack would give me a break away from the other crap!

Sorry for complaining.......i have no one else to complain too, as my poor wife is in this too. She's worried about me, and she still has to go to work.

Sorry for unloading this crap on all of you.
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Offline mkapp  
#2 Posted : Thursday, January 15, 2009 10:39:56 AM(UTC)
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Stay positive Cheesey. Life is full of ups and downs, and this just another bump along the road.

You should send this story to Ted Thompson and explain how the Packers losing season has impacted your health.
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#3 Posted : Thursday, January 15, 2009 10:47:22 AM(UTC)
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Look at the bright side Cheesemaestro.
You are still taking air.
You ain't in one of those dreadful "nursing homes".
Your wife still has a job.
You aren't in a coma.
And best of all you have all of us great Packer fans to inspire each and every day.
Up here in the good old U.P. I have 16 below zero on my thermometer, they say the wind chill is -30 degrees and evey school including Northern Michigan University is closed.

And I have to put the garbage out by the curb.

My best wishes to you my friend, I hope all goes well for you!!!!!!!!!!
Offline Packers_Finland  
#4 Posted : Thursday, January 15, 2009 11:35:20 AM(UTC)
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Cheer up Chees, it'll get better. I hope none of this leads to you cutting down on your packershome-browsing time, because I'd hate to see a day where I don't laugh to at least one of your jokes.
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Offline 4PackGirl  
#5 Posted : Thursday, January 15, 2009 12:14:04 PM(UTC)
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we're also at -16 in central illinois & every school is closed here as well.

now back to cheesey...i'm not gonna give you a pep talk, tell you to cheer up & that everything's gonna be alright. reality is, you have some serious health issues & quite frankly, i'm proud that you're actually doing something about them. all you can do is continue going to the doc, taking the meds, & live your life. i know it gets depressing but - it is what it is. go with the flow & do what the doc says. that's an order, my friend!!!!!!!
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Offline longtimefan  
#6 Posted : Thursday, January 15, 2009 12:30:04 PM(UTC)
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Illy is right...

Just do what doc says there are tons od people taking those meds and are fine....

The car....I would go to the library, see if they have a repair manual for your car and figure out the light issue. Or go to an auto zone or another car place that has the Chilton books and read thru it



You wanted to let out the problems going on and that must have helped a lot and a big relief...

I wish I could do that..but if I did that, I would write a 5 page story :P
Offline vegOmatic  
#7 Posted : Thursday, January 15, 2009 12:35:02 PM(UTC)
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When I want to visit her, I have to go to the cemetery. You're much better off than you think.
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Offline Cheesey  
#8 Posted : Thursday, January 15, 2009 8:43:42 PM(UTC)
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It just felt good to get it off my chest.
As a few know on here, i have lots of crap wrong with me, and it just gets frustrating sometimes. Believe me.....i KNOW there are many that have it worse then me. But hey......I'm only human. Everyone has a breaking point.
Oh well.........
got the car fixed today. $276.
Had them replace both headlights right away, as the other one, the daytime running light wasn't working, so i figured it would be going soon too. The resistor for the heater fan had to be replaced. The tailight holder had to be replaced.
On most cars, i could change a headlight myself. But the way they designed the Cavalier is just plain stupid. You have to take apart so much, it's crazy. And being below zero outside with no garage made me even TRYING it impossible.
Just another unexpected bill. But i'm thankful my disability check came yesterday, so i could pay for it.
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Offline Nonstopdrivel  
#9 Posted : Thursday, January 15, 2009 8:46:07 PM(UTC)
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The way all American cars are made is just stupid. I had to pay over $1100 this month to get some stuff fixed on my Lumina.

I'm sorry to hear about your ill health, Cheesey. If there's anything we can do to help you feel better, let us know.
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Offline zombieslayer  
#10 Posted : Thursday, January 15, 2009 8:56:16 PM(UTC)
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Stay positive Cheesey. Life is full of ups and downs, and this just another bump along the road.

You should send this story to Ted Thompson and explain how the Packers losing season has impacted your health.


I agree.

Tell Ted Thompson that unless the Packers make the Playoffs in '09, he has to pay your medical bills and your pills in '10. Maybe that will get us that stud DL and we'll all be happier.
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Offline Cheesey  
#11 Posted : Thursday, January 15, 2009 9:06:41 PM(UTC)
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Thanks to all of you for the uplifting (and funny) comments.
I don't like to complain......I'd MUCH rather laugh!
But i feel like i've been run over by a truck. My heart is acting up bad, and it's frustrating. Just going up the stairs now, and i have a tightness in my chest and my irregular heartbeat acts up bad. I used to walk alot, to try to keep my diabetes down, and my asthma under control. But with this heart crap, i can't do anything. At least till i see whats going on with the big test.
Both my parents, my brother, and several uncles died from heart problems. So history isn't exactly on my side.
I'm still here though.........although the groundhogs have been asking me for a forwarding address.
I'll stop bitching now........I know no one really wants to hear it anyways.
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Offline RaiderPride  
#12 Posted : Thursday, January 15, 2009 9:13:29 PM(UTC)
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Cheesey,

Last week I saw a homeless feller pushing his whole life, bags of his life, piled up and falling off the cart, in a stolen shopping cart, through the snow, in a part of North America that it rarely snows.

I am sure he did not have a wife to go home to. I am positive no bar would allow him to enter to watch his favorite NFL Team.

I am also damn sure he never had an Internet to complain about his life on.

Look.... R.P. Loves Cheesey. Next time I am in Wisconsin I would love to take you to Champions for dinner... You and The Wife.

However... It is time to start "Giving Thanks" and stop venting.

10 of the most important two letter words in the English language..

IF IT IS TO BE IT IS UP TO ME

Read this...

http://www.rickhansen.co...&id=35&Itemid=46


Find Your Passion Cheesey. You could spend you time at home making calls donating your time to raising money for diabetes research. Trust me they will pay your phone bill.

In life we got what we got, we can do what we do, or we can keep on doing what we have been doing, and keep on getting what we have been getting.

Call me an ass hole, but that is my humble opinion.

Tough Love.

To: Cheesey.

From: R.P.
""People Will Probably Never Remember What You Said, And May Never Remember What You Did. However, People Will Always Remember How You Made Them Feel."
Offline MontanaBob  
#13 Posted : Thursday, January 15, 2009 11:04:22 PM(UTC)
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Hang in there Cheesey. The bad weather will pass....it's been in the 40's out here and you're getting it in a few days. Cars and repairs are the pits, which is why most Montanan's drive around in old heaps that look like left over junk from Hiroshima. Duct tape works wonders; add a flashlight for night driving, and you've got a Montana Cadillac.

Keep you chin up, 'cause if you let it hang, you're down there with the Vikings and Lions. Man... I'd rather eat lima beans than be a Vikings or Lions fan.
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Offline Heatherthepackgirl  
#14 Posted : Friday, January 16, 2009 1:28:40 PM(UTC)
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Cheesy,

So sorry to hear about your bad day my friend!! Like my Dad says "as we get older it dont get any better". But I always try to look at the bright side, at least I am breathing, I have my loved ones around me and no matter what I will never give up. Things happen in life good and bad, but every situation we go through I believe only makes us stronger. At least today they do have medications to help.

I know you have been through so much in your lifetime Cheesy, but you still remain positive and can always laugh, this is a great gift that you have. I am thankful that you are my friend, your wise words have got me through some pretty difficult times, your a great friend hang in there. If you want to talk you know where to find me. :)
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Offline Cheesey  
#15 Posted : Friday, January 16, 2009 6:24:39 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: " Go to Quoted Post
Cheesey,

Last week I saw a homeless feller pushing his whole life, bags of his life, piled up and falling off the cart, in a stolen shopping cart, through the snow, in a part of North America that it rarely snows.

I am sure he did not have a wife to go home to. I am positive no bar would allow him to enter to watch his favorite NFL Team.

I am also damn sure he never had an Internet to complain about his life on.

Look.... R.P. Loves Cheesey. Next time I am in Wisconsin I would love to take you to Champions for dinner... You and The Wife.

However... It is time to start "Giving Thanks" and stop venting.

10 of the most important two letter words in the English language..

IF IT IS TO BE IT IS UP TO ME

Read this...

http://www.rickhansen.co...&id=35&Itemid=46


Find Your Passion Cheesey. You could spend you time at home making calls donating your time to raising money for diabetes research. Trust me they will pay your phone bill.

In life we got what we got, we can do what we do, or we can keep on doing what we have been doing, and keep on getting what we have been getting.

Call me an ass hole, but that is my humble opinion.

Tough Love.

To: Cheesey.

From: R.P.

LIke i said........i KNOW there are LOTS of people that have it worse then me. Just because there are times i feel overwhelmed doesn't mean i don't count my blessings or appreciate what i DO have.
Like i said.......i had to get my car fixed......did you note i said i was thankful i had the money to get it fixed?
And my health problems.......i am thankful i can still walk, can still see, can still hear and talk. That hasn't changed. But to walk around with a "fake" feeling of "everything is just great" is not me. To me, thats a lie. It's EASY to think everything is great when it really IS great.

But i also believe that God gives us people to help us through the tough times. How many times in the Bible do we see people "venting?" Does that mean they are just having a "pity party?" Or is it that they are just having a difficult time AT that time, and are looking for someone to talk too?

If i know any time i come to people i consider my friends, and all they will do is chastise me for complaining, i will stop telling them my true feelings and keep them bottled up inside.

I know you are a "motivational speaker". Thats how you make your money. I have listened to many motivational speakers. Some of what they say is VERY useful, some is alot of fluff. You are dealt a certain hand of cards in life. SOME you can control, some you can't. You can do the best you can with what you have, but you can't do everything just because you have a positive attutude. That doesn't mean you shouldn't try your best, because you should. But reality is, that you have to try the best with what you have. And not every day will be a "bed of roses".

A motivational speaker will tell a paraplegic to be thankful he has the use of his arms. A motivational speaker will tell a blind man to be thankful he can hear, a deaf man to be thankful he can see, a quadraplegic to be thankful he's still alive.
Thats their "job".
And even though these statements can be considered "true", sometimes a person needs more then just that. Sometimes a person needs someone to give them a heartfelt hug........or a word said in kindness........or just a shoulder to cry on for a few moments. Does that mean they are weak? Or does that mean they are "human", and not perfect. That they face REALITY, not just "pretend" that everything is hunky dorry, or face ridicule for not "toughing it out?"

I KNOW i'm far from perfect. I have weaknesses. I also have my strong points. But i'm not perfect at everything.

The homeless guy you saw pushing the cart........did you ask HIM if he has done all he could do to get out of that situation? Is HE trying his best? Maybe thats the lifestyle he WANTS. Maybe he doesn't WANT to try. Sometimes people are in worse situations because they just don't care. Maybe they are selfish and only want their next "high", and don't care WHO they hurt. Maybe a person's own actions PUT them in the bad circumstances they are in.
I have things wrong with me that i didn't cause. It just happened.....even though when i was diagnosed i had a GREAT attitude, worked hard, did my best, and was constantly called in the office and THANKED for being the ONLY one in my department that had a positive attitude, and that my actions, through work and talk positively affected my entire department.

Did that prevent me from getting sick? Nope. But i learned to play the hand i was dealt at that time. I had about 2 months where i was sad, and asking WHY now, WHY was this happening to me? Yet i have been able to help others going through similar things because I went through them myself. It's easy to tell someone what to do when you have never had to go through it yourself. But when you can actually KNOW how it feels, you can give realistic ideas to help them.
I could write a book on what i have gone through in my life. What i wrote here so far is a very small snippet. Have others gone through worse? You bet! I wasn't abused as a child, so i have no idea what THAT is like. But other things? Yes......there are lots of things i can identify with, cause i have BEEN there.
Now i am getting more to add to my "book".
Some, i won't share with everyone.
I might just be seen as a "whiner".
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