Category Archives: Health

Best Wishes to Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger in 1976

Mick Jagger in concert with The Rolling Stones in 1976.

Best wishes go out to singer Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones who a heart valve replacement procedure this past week. According to this article from Billboard Magazine:

Mick Jagger has completed his heart valve procedure in New York and is recovering and in great health, sources tells Billboard.

Doctors were able to access Jagger’s heart valve through his femoral artery and are now monitoring the Rolling Stones frontman for any complications that could arise from the procedure, including excess bleeding. On Sunday (March 31) the Stones announced they were rescheduling their North American No Filter Tour so that Jagger could have the procedure.

While the recovery time for the procedure is much shorter than surgery, Jagger must rest for four to five days so that the artery can heal without any severe bleeding issues. He could be up an moving in a few days, but will need some additional recovery time before returning to the stage.

I’ve long been a fan of The Rolling Stones since I first heard their hit “(Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” back in the 1960s. I bought many of their records and saw them in concert at Aloha Stadium in 1998.

I am sure Jagger had earlier health issues with drugs and alcohol that are typical to many rock stars. In later years it was reported that he straightened himself out. He certainly has  never gained much weight in all those years and has toured extensively throughout the world with a high energy show that he is well known for.

It is cool that Mick Jagger’s procedure did not require open heart surgery. That probably means at age 75 he is in better health than I was at age 58+ only a few years ago.

My Twitter post

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Is Giving Second Chances Worth It?

From Question Diary on my Android comes this:

Is Giving Second Chances Worth It? – January 29, 2019.

Depending on the person or the situation, giving someone a second chance is worth it if you want to maintain a good relationship among friends and relatives. I think I can give people a second chance if the transgression is something that can be easily forgiven.

There are times and situations where giving someone or something a second chance is out of the question. For example if someone commits a serious capital crime against another is final. No second chances… go straight to jail.

Second chances for me are often not given to products that have failed me. An example I like to point out are devices that have built in batteries that users cannot replace.

I loved my Apple iPod Touch that I bought in 2010 for $400. It worked fine for 8 years until it’s built in battery just refused to hold a charge and the device would not even play when docked into an AC powered device.
Up to that time, it was working just fine.

Bad Apple.

The battery in the iPod Touch is next to impossible to remove and replace. Apple just wants you to buy a new one. I paid $400 for this. I expected it to last a lot longer.

No second chance that I will ever buy another Apple iPod Touch or an iPhone (which I never owned).

My Number One Goal

What is your number 1 goal in life?

Simple… My number one goal right now is to survive and be in good health for another year.

We’ll see if I am here in 2020.

Flowers

Nature’s small daily gifts can be better appreciated while you are on a walk.