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Re: more anecdotal info. for the mix

From: beth
Date: 7/26/99
Time: 10:05:52 PM
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You asked what to do in case you feel one coming on, and I think I've had enough of them to know :) What you need to do is, as soon as you start getting that nauseous, hot, woozy feeling, get yourself lying down FAST. This'll help keep the blood flowing to your brain and keeps you from passing out. But if you do pass out, at least you'll already be on the floor. I cracked my chin on the edge of a bar on my way down once, and that was not fun. Some people will tell you, sit down and put your head down between your knees - this does NOT work. I've passed out twice in this position. All it does is get you into this tuck position so you can do this amazing unconcious somersault. :) Sometimes, you can be sorta self-concious about lying on the floor in a public place and will be relunctant to get to the ground quickly, but do it's much better to be embarrassed than to pass out.




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When my office lease expired at the end of 2004, I decided to turn it into a "sabbatical" from my private practice. Many years ago, in my grandfather's 89th year of life, he told me, "John, it is important to smell the roses while you can still smell them." His life gave living a very good reputation. It is also true that the pursuit of that philosophy required my grandfather to to re-open his assay office/ore market in Wickenburg, Arizona as a 75-year-old because he had run a little short of retirement money. Thus, if blessed with his luck and health, I'll be back.. --jjh

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