Tuesday, December 21, 2010


When people hear the word addiction their response is usually, "oh no, I hope they can be cured." Or "how bad is he or she, can they be helped?" "Are they in prison, what are they hooked on?"

Fortunately our, or mostly my wife's addiction is neither drugs or alcohol. I had always thought that I was her only addiction, wrong, another has entered our lives.

We received an I-PAD as a gift for Hanukkah from our wonderful children. Our daughter helped us put in some APS and our son helped upload 100 photos.

One big problem is her hand, it's becoming shaped to the I-PAD. I shouldn't complain too much tho, I pick it up when she finishes her upteen different scrabble games across the country.

It's a fabulous piece of work but be careful if you get one. Set your time allowed before starting. If you don't, you could be on it for hours or even days if you're battery will allow. It's fun to use and very educational, especially if you read all the newspapers that are available.

I can check scores of all the college and pro games as they're being played. I can check the stats of the players, the injuries, or any stories pertaining to my teams.

I can go on and on but you might think that this blog is a paid commercial for the I-PAD. It's not but It sounds like it, doesn't it?

Sunday, December 12, 2010


Do you wake up in the middle of the night with a leg cramp or charlie horse? Sometimes the pain is in both legs from the thighs to the toes. Or, just one leg as most people experience. The thigh or leg gets as hard as concrete and no matter what you try, flexing your foot, rubbing the painfull area or drinking a glass of milk, nothing helps.

I know most men would rather have another part of the body becoming hard but that's another blog at another time. Now, we're talking about a pain that's excrutiating, at least it has been for me.

I remember waking up one night, trying to keep the scream I wanted to make as quiet as possible so as not to wake my wife. I stumbled into the bathroom screaming to myself go away, go away, hoping the pain would decrease. In walks my wife to see what's going on and she hears me saying go away, so she does.

A friend mentioned a cure that sounded absolutely stupid but I tried it. She had been using this for sometime and her cramps had not come back. I decided to give it a try, and it's working. I couldn't believe that something this simple would stop those horrible cramps, but it did.

At a recent Doctor's appointment I mentioned this discovery and before the words were out of my mouth he says "my mother has been doing this for months and I too have been using it."

Well, the more people that I mentioned this to laughed at the idea but said that they would try it. After trying, they all responded with a positive "IT WORKS!"

I decided that something this good could be marketed so I came up with "CRAMPS BEGONE", smart eh! I'm going on E-Bay to start selling my new product with a guarantee that can't be beat. If the product does not work after thirty days of use, do not send it back, just keep it and use it in the shower.

My product is a specially developed bar of soap. I guess you can use any soap product but mine has been tried and tested and the guarantee comes with it. Just put it between your bottom and top sheet at the foot of the bed and cramp no more.

If you wish to order my product just send $5.00, check, money order or cash to CRAMPS BEGONE to my address or simply call me at 913-269-1388 for a non recorded message.

Here's to a full night's sleep.

 Next product is something to reduce trips to the bathroom during sleep time.**except for men over 50

Friday, December 3, 2010


About a year ago I was having many health problems added to my FFA*. Arthritis, Diabetes, Torn Rotator Cuff, Bad Knees, Constant Back Pain. All this I believed was part of the trip we all take into our Senior years.

My Dr. that had been taking care of me for about 15 years decided to become one of the new breed of concierge Drs. With them it's mostly cash and carry but they're available 24/7 (unless the Chiefs are winning). You pay a yearly charge for this service but Medicare is not something they wish to accept any longer.

No matter what I tried I couldn't lose weight. I tried exercising but I was in constant pain. I couldn't walk more than 50 feet without having to stop and recharge.

Last February while in Florida for two weeks, staying with a good friend at her beautiful condo, I made a decision. I was going to start an exercise routine. There is a fitness center in her building so I didn't have to go very far. I spent about 30 minutes walking on the treadmill at a pretty slow speed and about 15 minutes on the stationary bike. After working up a good schvitz, I went upstairs and had breakfast.

If I was going to try and lose weight I also had to change my eating habits. I read somewhere or somebody told me that starvation was not the answer. Depriving yourself of the things you like or even crave such as sweets, as I do, would not work.

The answer was simple. Eat all the thing you like but EAT ONLY HALF. Banana Cream pie, BBQ beef sandwich, ribs, even salads, EAT ONLY HALF.  This way you're getting the taste of the foods you enjoy but you're only absorbing 1/2 of the calories and fat.

A few months ago I was diagnosed with a large quantity of calcium around my heart so after my Dr. at the time told me to keep doing what I'm doing, I decided to change Drs. I was given the name of a heart specialist at St. Lukes who changed my cholestral medicine and asked me if I would be able to add 10 minutes to my exercise routine, which I've done. Actually overdone.

I'm now up to 70 minutes daily, burning about 115 calories and feeling pretty good. (knock on wood). I was 215 lbs when I started and this morning I was 178 lbs. My goal is to reach 175 and then I'll just try to maintain unless I grow a couple of inches. For many years I believed I was the perfect weight if I were 6'2" but that was not to be. Thanks Dad.

So my public service announcement is simply this. If you want to feel better and hopefully increase your time on earth, start taking better care of yourself. You definetly don't have to do what I do, but do something.

Yes, I cheat sometimes but I make up for it by exercising, it somehow removes the guilt I have by eating too many sweets.