August 5, 2009 at 3:12 am (Uncategorized)


On this day in 1992 – Jeff Porcaro (Toto) died of cardiac arrest at age 38. He was spraying insecticide in his yard and developed an allergic reaction that triggered the heart attack.

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Question of the Day:

Do you avoid the doctor? Or are you more of a hypochondriac?



  1. Samkon said,


    Unless I’m just too miserable to lay around. Then I let them take their best shot.

  2. nattya61 said,

    I hate going to the doctor. Last year with being pregnant and having some complications I had to go to the doctor probably 50 times. It suuuucked more than I can say. Before that I’d see a doctor about twice a year…usually once for a winter cold to get some good meds and then once for my girly stuff. My goal is to go to the doctor as little as possible until I’m like 90 and near death…and by then I can just be old and never go cause by then it won’t matter.

  3. Kel/y_H said,

    I wouldn’t say I avoid the doctor, I just don’t go until I feel it’s necessary. It’s just such a hassle to take a day off, make an appointment, etc. Plus I just don’t get sick that often. I got that all out of the way when I was a kid.

  4. amber said,

    I hate Drs! I’ve been burned more than once by our corrupted medical industry, and I boycott the industry as much as possible.
    I try my best to “be my own doctor” and have what dan calls “hippie drs”-naturapaths basically. Mama Jeans has what you need to treat most ailments…I’m on the hunt currently for an effective natural allergy treatment. Wish me luck! Screw zyrtec! :0

  5. enochfreeman said,

    I have been to the doctor twice in my adult life. Once for a knee injury. Once for vaccinations because I was going out of the country. I don’t necessarily “avoid,” I just don’t often have a reason to go. And now that the wonderful Mrs. Grimes has alerted me to the fact that physicians are the pawns of the pharmaceutical industry, I have even less reason to go. e

  6. Shannon said,

    I sort of do both. I tend to worry that I might have something serious, but I’m afraid of getting the diagnosis and finding out that I really do. Besides, I don’t want my doctor to know what a hypochondriac I am. šŸ˜‰

    Additionally, I spent half of July and most of September in the hospital last year, and now I have an aversion to them like nattya61 said. Even when you need the treatment you are getting and you know you need it, it’s not a great way to live – you can’t pursue most of your personal interests, you have limited control over your life, you can’t get ANY freaking sleep, and you have absolutely no privacy whatsoever.

  7. Shannon said,

    I don’t know about all that Amber, there are plenty of charlatains in the world of natural medicine as well. At least doctors and pharmaceutical companies are regulated and scrutinized. You’ve got nothing but your own common sense to protect you from snake oil salesmen.

  8. amber said,

    My common sense and natural medicine has served me much better so far…shoebox full of painkillers, vs simple dietary changes! I’m SOLD on the snakeoil! šŸ™‚ Plus, I have a much more vested interest in my well being than the FDA seems to.

  9. nattya61 said,

    Oh, don’t even get me started on the American medical system. I did a lot of research on the subject during my pregnancy and have way too much experience with doctors via myself and family members…even though I think most holistic medicine just gives you a placebo effect, I still trust it over probably 90% of doctors practicing today because what they do and say is based on what insurance companies want.

    Ok…enough of that. šŸ™‚

  10. amber said,

    Yeah, hey! We can’t ALL stand on the same soapbox šŸ˜‰
    Ya know, I think I’d like to purchase an actual old timey “soap box” and stand on it…
    U guys r sure it’s not Friday yet right? Sure as heck feels like it!

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