Off Topic... Wayne Dyer

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Off Topic... Wayne Dyer
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Sat, 03-17-2012 - 8:10pm

Hello folks;

I know at times some of us have mentioned Wayne Dyer on here (Me , marina)... I was watching him today on PBS to get some inspiration about life and he says he has leukemia and his wife left him for another man and they are divorced.

It was kind of shocking to say the least...

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Fri, 03-23-2012 - 9:11pm

oh; thank you for saying that.. I guess I was feeling a bit emotional over the whole thing.. Lately all I hear are bad things about people and health and its stinging me big time..

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Wed, 03-21-2012 - 10:41pm
I didn't mean to bite your head off...I don't like head of any kind ;-)

I am a guest here, do not want to offend anyone. You could hear my tone...but it was like...he's human, we are all human...nothing permanent so no need to be surprised about the reality that everything must age and pass...

But I forget that not everyone is like me - I've said good bye to enough ppl to fully realize and understand that...

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Dee
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Tue, 03-20-2012 - 12:05pm

I read through the posts and I'm back-tracking to the original subject...

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Mon, 03-19-2012 - 8:43am

Hi;

I totally agree with what you have said and I could never afford 500 a month on health insurance..so I guess I am sunk (lol)..

What I meant by the govt. is that they make money on not finding cures or doctors make money on people who have diseases by billing insurance companies and making money off of that. I mean there are billions of dollars spent for research and there isnt one cure on anything.. Where is the money??

As far as paying so much for health care the 500 you pay and if you never get sick where does that money go??? Back into the pockets of greedy insurance companies and doctors and all, etc.etc.

Didnt want to make this a political debate but yes I do agree with what you have said.

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Mon, 03-19-2012 - 6:54am

I also read that things can be cured but the govt. keeps that from us so they make money on people who have a disease.

I'm curious as to details on your statement. What diseases can be cured that the government knows about and is keeping from us?

Believe me, I am totally sympathetic to those who can't afford healthcare in this country. I'm self employed and had a hard time even getting insurance, and I pay about $525 a month for a premium. Then there's the deductible. I'm glad I can afford it--I would be terrified to live without health insurance, it could wipe out every bit of savings I have if something serious came up. My heart goes out to people who can't afford it, and I definitely support healthcare reform. "This American Life" aired a couple of eye-opening shows about the healthcare system and why it's so expensive--they looked at it from the viewpoint of insurance companies, doctors, hospitals and patients. The podcasts can still be downloaded.

Sure, medicine isn't perfect--in some cases it is experimental. I'm a big believer in taking care of yourself so that you don't end up in the hospital. It's no guarantee, but you can dramatically prevent many diseases by eating right (cut out saturated fat, salt, sugar and eat fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains); exercise; quit smoking; limit or eliminate alcohol. Getting routine screenings is important too (PAP, mammogram, blood tests, etc.) I found I had low thyroid a few years ago through a simple blood test: I had no symptoms. If people did these things, I am convinced that the big killers--heart disease and cancer--would be dramatically reduced and would take a lot of stress off of our healthcare system. I know heredity plays a role in disease, and all I can say is that one has to work doubly hard to prevent/manage these diseases. It's not fair--but it is reality. And if Dr. Oz gets cancer, well, I don't think that invalidates what he recommends on his shows. Disease is mysterious: even when you do all the right things and get the very best care, you can still die, even if you are a famous doctor. But chances are, living a healthy life will dramatically reduce these risks.

I don't mean to sound preachy or overly political. I think what I am saying is good news--we have a lot of power to prevent illness. Until healthcare becomes affordable to all (and even when it does) we have to take care of ourselves.

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Sun, 03-18-2012 - 4:57pm

I had to go to a dentistry school for a toothache once, my insurance had lapsed.

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Sun, 03-18-2012 - 2:48pm

okay. kiss and make up and thank you

Mwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Sun, 03-18-2012 - 2:28pm

Sorry - I didn't mean to hurt your feelings. I like him and I like you.

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Sun, 03-18-2012 - 2:05pm

I know right. I think Rod Steward gets a full body scan once a year but he can afford it.. I had to resign myself and go to a clinic around here because I have no medical insurance but of course that is another story for another board and time.

although the place is in the basement and I hate going there and its awful.. They dont even have modern equipment and sitting there is more depressing than anything.. Okay.. the good side is that I had about 2,700 worth of medical tests for a bit over 200.00... but lets say if someone didnt have the 200 they are screwed.. I told the doctor that without insurance one is dead.. He said well we will have to deal with that .. what?????????.. at one point my bp was so high they wanted to

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Sun, 03-18-2012 - 12:46pm

What doesn't make sense to me is, they say in order to beat cancer, one has to catch it in it's infancy. Okay, well, then they say it's too expensive to screen everyone once a year and not only that, but it would expose a person to too much radiation. Well, then how can they screen every single person that gets onto an aircraft? I'm sure the technology is different, and I'm sure the medical technology is much more expensive. It just seems like there could be a cancer screening process that everyone could go through once per year. Not separately either, like a mammography or colonoscopy; everything all at once, like a CT or MRI of the entire body.

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