Greets and Huggers. Posted the evening of May 19, 2017. Short Ramblings this week. Really not much to share other than we got news today that Susan’s claim for Medicaid and SSI was denied because the Social Security amount I receive puts her over the income limit. So, if we get divorced, Susan would qualify for Medicaid and SSI. Doesn’t that penalize people to choose to marry? Share with me, how that makes sense? That said, her disability claim is still pending. We are looking for a Disability Lawyer here in Pascagoula.
Some folk’s stupidity is epic!! (BBC NEWS) — Florida man tries to kiss rattlesnake; gets bitten. “A Florida man who tried to kiss a rattlesnake, only for it to snub his advances and bite him, is recovering in hospital. The snake was found by Charles Goff, a resident of Putnam County, in the north-east of the state, on Monday. A day later, a neighbor, named by a local CBS channel as Ron Reinold, started playing with the snake and made his ill-judged move. Mr Reinold was airlifted to hospital and is now recovering. “One boy said, ‘I’m going to kiss it in the mouth,’ and the snake bit him in the face,” Mr Goff told Action News Jax. “Ron was just acting silly, you know? I guess he said he could kiss the devil and get away with it, but evidently he didn’t.” First Coast News said the victim was conscious but had initially been in a critical condition. The snake is believed to have escaped after its ordeal.” Tongue in cheek? The lesson learned? Don’t slip a snake the tongue!!
And the answer to a question we have all asked: (CNN) — Is pizza healthy? “Pizza is healthy. And it isn’t healthy. Depending on the type of crust, the amount of cheese and the toppings used, pizza can rank anywhere from nutritionally decent to a diet disaster. Even healthy pizzas deliver a good amount of sodium from tomato sauce and cheese, so if you are watching your salt intake, you should eat with caution. Of course, the size of the slice and the number of slices you eat count, too. Pizza pros include the fact that it offers calcium from cheese and disease-fighting lycopene from tomatoes. And pizza crust made with whole-wheat flour (including whole white wheat flour) is healthier than regular white crust, as it offers whole grains and fiber and is digested more slowly than refined grains.” The good news? “Pizza offers calcium from cheese and disease-fighting lycopene from tomatoes.” The bad news? “Pepperoni, sausage and extra cheese can boost a pizza’s saturated fat, sodium and calories.”
The medical research news: (BBC NEWS) — ‘Fat but fit is a big fat myth’. “The idea that people can be fat but medically fit is a myth, say experts speaking in Portugal. Their early work, as yet unpublished, involved looking at the GP records of 3.5 million people in the UK. They say people who were obese but who had no initial signs of heart disease, diabetes or high cholesterol were not protected from ill health in later life, contradicting previous research … The term “fat but fit” refers to the alluring theory that if people are obese but all their other metabolic factors such as blood pressure and blood sugar are within recommended limits then the extra weight will not be harmful. In this study, researchers at the University of Birmingham analyzed data of millions of British patients between 1995 and 2015 to see if this claim held true. They tracked people who were obese at the start of the study (defined as people with a body mass index of 30 or more) who had no evidence of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes at this point. They found these people who were obese but “metabolically healthy” were at higher risk of developing heart disease, strokes and heart failure than people of normal weight.” In 2004, I lost close to 100 pounds after developing “My Diet”, (the link to My Diet). Over the period of a year, I went from size 48 pants to size 38 pants … and have kept the weight off. “My Diet” isn’t a “diet” … it is a way to look at food differently. If Mrs. Timmerman’s little boy can loose 100 pounds, so can you.
Sitting here editing these Ramblings. Went with Susan to see here surgeon today: a follow up after having to have her abdominal dialysis catheter removed due to intestinal inflammation. We scheduled a colonoscopy in June to have her plumbing checked out in the hope that she has healed enough to have another dialysis catheter. Going through dialysis at night while sleeping is logarithmically less intrusive than hemo-dialysis for 4 ½ hours 3 days each week. Sunday Lunch and a Movie? Leaning toward a pasta dish … Spaghetti and Meat Balls with a garden salad. The movie? “The Boss Baby ’.
Time to post these Ramblings. Later … I will also say a prayer for the safe and soon return of our men and women in uniform, (care to join me?) I remain nicotine free. Be and sleep well, the best we have as a nation are on watch so you can. If my post offends, I apologize … that is certainly not my intent. As always …
A Warm Brotherly Hug
KarlT (the dumb old country lawyer from Holden, Missouri … now retired and living in Pascagoula, Mississippi … and the Editorial Staff)