Join Date: Jul 2013
Bikes: '13 Specialized Secteur Compact
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Originally Posted by mrodgers
Awesome! I've been doing this since July 31st. I don't go to the doctor and won't ever go on cholesterol or blood pressure medications due to seeing too many family members having bigger problems from the medication than what it was fixing. I do have a "wellness check" every year at work through the medical insurance and my triglycerides were sky high and blood pressure was on the high end. I hope to keep riding until Thanksgiving, but will probably be more just through October and can't wait to see if there is any improvement on my cholesterol numbers.
I'd go to the doctor just to see what the numbers were if it didn't cost me an arm and a leg even though I spend a fortune on medical insurance. Medication would be no cost to me, but the visit would probably be a skipped house payment to pay.
I hate to be the guy (actually the third) to say it, but a stroke will cost you much more than preventative care will ever cost you.
Which is why medicine is shifting towards preventative care (lifestyle changes blah blah blah) instead of treating illnesses.
Hospitals are kicking patients out "Quicker and Sicker" because insurance companies are refusing to pay, which means going to a nursing home for ''rehab'' or going home and being a burden on your family.
I work in a hospital, ironically I work directly with stroke patients.
If $$ is a concern, find a Nurse practitioner. They are cheaper, more focused on YOU and not your illness.