Many Ways To Use Auto Responders

February 5th, 2016

 

63 Ways to use auto responders

 

  1. These automatic emails which are sent out through the auto responder can increase your market share beyond what
  2. Auto responders have become an essential marketing tool. It can be used to maintain a client database and also to send out periodic broadcast emails which are an automated process when you use an auto responder.
  3. you can even think of. It can help in generating passive income as well as maintain a list of clients who are attached with your business.
  4. You can easily combine affiliate programs with auto responders and make them work according to your choice. You can promote an affiliate product through a sequence of auto responder mails.
  5. The most important thing to keep in mind while writing a marketing email within the auto responder is to make the subscribers feel valued and make your emails high quality and rich in content.
  6. Focus on the products you want to market. No doubt, the auto responders automate the hectic process of forwarding emails, but it is your job to make sure that the content of the email is appropriate and relates directly to product you want to market.
  7. The primary aim of your auto responded email should be to market your own product and provide valuable information about your business. But occasionally you can include a soft sell link within your email that attracts the subscribers and generates you a passive income.
  8. Once your affiliate program kick starts, these soft sell links can be made frequent and they can work wonders by generating a stream of passive income for you. The frequency of such links can and should be carefully decided such as the subscriber does not mind seeing the link and clicking it.
  9. The popularity of the auto responded emails are directly proportional to the content that you use in them. Obviously, you want more and more readers to subscribe and you should decide the material accordingly. Tell the subscribers what’s in your business for them and why should they join in.
  10. Passive income that you generate from your auto responders may not be a considerable amount but it should keep the things interesting as the flow will be continuous. You can also expect a few sales from the affiliate marketing initially which is your main objective.
  11. Don’t be frustrated if you don’t receive any or less income through affiliate promotions. The subscribers’ first try and test your products through reviews and others sources and it is a time consuming process. Do not worry; you will eventually start cashing in sooner or later.

 

  1. Change the look of your auto responded emails time and again. Subscribers don’t think highly of a stagnant look. Customize the emails and make them interesting content wise as well as feature wise. Good looking emails attract more customers and can help in generating a high affiliate income.
  2. Multiple exposures to a product are required for the customers to finally buy it. High marketing skills can be quite important when you are going to sell your services through auto responded emails. Provide exposures to your quality products again and again to the readers so that they are finally convinced to buy your product and seal the deal.

 

  1. Auto responders can be implemented with any idea. The thing is that your idea has to be unique enough to attract the readers; otherwise there is no use of using auto responders. You can even begin an online teaching class through auto responder emails.
  2. Just set all the email lessons and configure the auto responder for the time and date settings. Provide sufficient interval between two successive lessons. If the readers like your lessons, you will be showered with an excellent affiliate income and also a generous passive income.
  3. If you have built a successful reader resource, try running multiple affiliate promotions. Try to analyze and figure out the list of readers you can separate for various promotions. Such a stride can help you boost your income and also the client base if your promotions are suitable to your readers.
  4. Business involves a lot of risky decisions and you should be capable of devising a good enough plan for your promotions to be welcomed by the readers. If your ideas work, you will generate an automatic income which will compound month after month and new readers that subscribe during this period can serve as the icing on the cake.
  5. Just one good idea, a well-defined plan and responsive email content can lead you to success. Such is the power of auto responders and guarantees high income opportunity of running affiliate programs.
  6. Auto responders act well as lead generation tools for your business and provide you multiple opportunities to grow and prosper. It is quite easy to set up and is configured within a few minutes. Auto responders have become heavily common among blog users who implement their unique ideas through these and generate money.
  7. Auto responders can be seen as a maximum return for minimal effort tools. It has changed the whole scenario of affiliate marketing. Business owners saw affiliate marketing as the toughest phase of their product life cycle, but since the introduction of auto responders, the process has been automated and has become much more effective that earlier.

 

  1. Once your process of affiliate marketing starts, your database of email clients’ increases and your follower strength multiplies. Automation has become a necessary tool for expanding the business ventures to a great extent. Without automation, your market can not grow after a certain limit.
  2. If you don’t like the idea of automation and decide not to implement it in your business, your business may achieve a threshold corresponding to the amount of work you can handle in a day and that value will never increase unless automation takes care of it.
  3. It manages the flow of the new users that have recently subscribed to your emails and also keeps you in their radar. They can see your old email postings and decide to join you or not.
  4. Give your client and readers exclusive content and create a feeling of anxiety within them which makes them restless while waiting for your emails. If you are successful in this, you can cash in the subscription money. A reader that finds your content great has more chances to shift from a monthly subscription to a weekly subscription.
  5. Book subscriptions are gaining a lot of popularity through auto responders. You can deliver your entire book to the interested users through configuring the auto responder in an appropriate way. You can charge per subscription and also indulge in affiliate marketing from time to time.

 

  1. Many readers also subscribe for e-learning as well as online learning classes. E learning can be successfully implemented by using auto responders. If you have the resources and are passionate about teaching, you can create study emails and send them out periodically using auto responders.
  2. Even if you are a creative writer or a wisdom expert, you can start your email series quite easily. Just make sure you use original content and the fresh content should be added to the emails every time you plan to send them. Readers often subscribe to horoscopes and leisure newsletters.
  3. Readers have a strong affinity towards questions. Ask relevant questions keeping in mind the list of the readers you are posting to. Questions should be based on the reader interest and tell them to write back the answers or find them in the next email. Such ideas increase your readership.
  4. Always focus on increasing the number of readers and not only increasing the amount of money you are earning. Once you have enough email readers, and then is the time to cash in by offering them quality services at reasonable prices. The offer should be such that they find it difficult to decline.
  5. Once you have developed your idea and also the strategy to market it, now comes the time to make another crucial decision of deciding how long the auto responder messages should be and also how many messages should you write prior to configuring auto responder.
  6. The lengths of the messages depend on the time gap between two successive messages. If you are delivering a message once in 3-4 days, you should keep them short and if you are considering a monthly email, you can keep the message length between 600-800 words.
  7. Deciding on how many messages you should write depends upon your skills. If you feel that you can market what you write, it will be awesome. But you should take care that whenever you sit to write, you should make use of fresh content and new ideas. Communicate with your readers to know about their views on your messages and plan accordingly.
  8. You should know the fact that whenever you schedule an auto responder with a sequence of messages, the content should be appropriate to what you are selling. No matter how good your product is, it will only achieve good sales if it has a strong description to go with it.
  9. Leads can be followed up easily by using the auto responder tool. When potential customers read your newsletters and the content you supply to them, they can contact you back asking your company information. You can create a list of such readers and place them separately as these are producing results by contacting you which will ultimately lead to a purchase.
  10. Give away free coupons and your product related eBooks to your readers via the auto responder messages. Such an activity will make the readers more interested in your services and can be converted into potential customers successfully. This is an affordable means of generating valued leads.
  11. Give your auto responder messages a catchy title line such as “see for free gift inside” and “special discount edition”. Create such postings once a month or twice a month so that the customers can get to know what’s special for them in this issue. If you do this in every message, the customers will feel that you are too desperate to boost your sales.

 

  1. One more idea to increase your profit is to train new consultants who are new to auto responder and are looking to market themselves. You can offer them paid subscriptions on how to use auto responder and be successful in marketing their corresponding businesses.
  2. Look for the reviews of the readers who are subscribed to your messages. If they have any questions, try to clear them as early as possible. This will inculcate trust in your readers and they will start taking you more seriously.
  3. You can also prepare a set of FAQ’s and send them along with your messages every time. One more strategy can be implemented in this; you can give a link to the FAQ’s page of your business website. If the reader clicks the link, he will be automatically redirected to that page where he can find complete information of your business profile thereby increasing traffic on your main website.
  4. As your direct business grows, you can promote your worthy team members to set up an auto responder for themselves also. Each new member can create his own list of readers’ database and can send out auto responder email messages. This way, your newsletter reaches maximum readers.
  5. New customers that subscribe to receive your email messages should always be introduced with a welcome screen and your complete business contact information should be readily made available to them.
  6. Once you start getting business from the customers in the subscriber list, give them continuous updates about your products and new additions in the product range if any. You can also use a customer rating system which is highly useful in attracting potential customers.
  7. You can also set up contests for your readers and offer new products to the winner. This increases your credibility among the readers. Choose a feasible contest option and work on the strategy. The contest questions should be based on your product range which will get the participants to know more about your business.
  8. Your main motive behind setting up an auto responder tool and reaching so many potential customers should be to establish a strong, durable relationship with your subscribers. You should promise to provide them the services by valuing their money.
  9. The first step of your relation building strategy starts right away as a subscriber gives you permission to email him. When people opt into your list, they usually expect something in return: valuable content, tips and tricks, special offers, product bonuses. So, be careful not to disappoint them.
  10. Auto responder not only helps you to attract potential customers, but also gives an existing customer a belief that you are still with him and he can turn up to you in case he faces any problem. This keeps his trust alive and you should know that it is much easier to impress an existing customer than to attract a new one.
  11. Several auto responder marketing programs are available on the internet e.g. Aweber, Mail chimp etc. It is your choice which one to use. All provide the same basic functionalities and the paid version can include the analytics system which helps you in analyzing your email marketing campaign with ease.

 

  1. Instead of writing long email copies, simply send short, eye-catching emails to your subscribers with a short description and a link to a page of your site or blog. Pages can easily be bookmarked and shared around, unlike emails and this will drive additional traffic to your site or blog.
  2. You can use auto responders for all your marketing and business generation purposes. If you are generous enough, you can also make the use of auto responders for non-profitable income. You can teach students who remain at home.
  3. If you decide to advertise in your email postings instead of marketing your own product, it can give you some cash but you have to decide the limit of advertisement postings. Most readers don’t like advertisements on emails and can tend to unsubscribe.
  4. You can be in the front row of your business with the correct use of email auto responders. What you have to do is just show your readers clearly what you can offer and manage your content accordingly.
  5. One more benefit of using auto responder is that your email reaches the readers well in time, so, they start remembering you and have knowledge about the services you offer. Your readers can also refer your emails list to their acquaintances.
  6. Intelligence has been incorporated into auto responders to a certain extent. Auto responders can contain any type of information you want to put in them. Add more images to your message and adapt the text content accordingly. Give your potential customers a visual view of what is on offer for them. Adding images depends upon the auto responder platform that you are using. Free versions allow only text content to be added in mails whereas the paid version allows image content as well as attachments.
  7. Auto responders can effectively be used to distribute information such as blog posts and other important information that may help your customers. This works really well when you offer a service and want to gain the interest of your customers. You can create a set of auto responders and configure them accordingly. It takes your instructions and executes them according to the schedule without the fear of failure and without consuming any time.
  8. Auto responders help you grow your business and leap forward closer to your goals. If you are new to auto responders, you will be fascinated how quickly and efficiently it gets your marketing work done. You will have a new and exciting experience each day. You will start finding new customers and interact with them to service them better.
  9. Auto responders can be categorized according to the product range available in your business profile. Separate auto responders can be configured for different product departments. The welcome mail that is the first mail to the subscriber should ask about the interests of the readers in a particular product and based on their interests, they are sent the respective messages.
  10. Try interacting with your readers in order to share your expertise in a particular line of business. Make the readers aware of who you are and what you do. Trust is the key thing that your customers should share with you and it will benefit you the most.

 

 

 

  1. If you run a local business plan to conduct an event for your existing customers as well as to attract prospective customers, auto responders can offer great help. Just schedule the message giving all details about your venue and the agenda of the event. You will be surprised to see how many people turn up at your event.

 

  1. If you plan an event one or two months down the line, you can create hype among your subscribers by scheduling countdown messages through the auto responder. Just select a catchy message every time you want a mail to be sent. In this way, the readers also remember when and where the event is to take place.
  2. Technical support mails can also be handled by using auto responders. Whenever a customer responds back with a problem or a query, an automatic mail is generated by the auto responder and is sent to the subscriber. Mails such as we have received your query and will get back to you soon are important in handling technical support issues.
  3. With the use of auto responders, business expansion in terms of customer activity can be increased to such an extent that it almost becomes impossible to handle the responder manually. Customers that query for products can be replied immediately with the price list and other credentials through the auto responder.
  4. Weekly courses whether general or academic can be provided easily through auto responder. The first message can be the course module and the subsequent messages can contain the course structure and content. Such a way of delivering and attending courses is much easier as compared to the traditional way.
  5. If you want to sell these courses to the students, you can ask the readers to get a paid subscription which will make them eligible for attending your course through the weekly or as scheduled messages. If the students find your course well-structured and good enough, they can refer your messages to their friends. Thus the student community grows and your business flourishes.
  6. Offer various promotions and try getting the reader to subscribe to an affiliate program. Try to convince him that the program will benefit him and make sure it does. This way the customer sticks to you as well as your business. If you sell him an affiliate program just for your benefit and it doesn’t benefit the reader in any way, you should forget him. He will curse you for selling him a fake deal and never come back again. So, be careful. !!

I would like to give credits due but have no idea who authored this great description and item by item instruction.

End of Post

LG Mayberry

 

Caution To My Friends That Love TV

December 13th, 2015

 

A Note Of Caution To My Friends That Love TV

I was lured in by an offer from Dish agreement to reimburse up to $250 by check to me. I was to be reimbursed $20 per month for 6 months for early termination of Direct TV

We have called by phone, did online chats and were always told they will send what we need tomorrow. Everything was a stall or like a game to beat me out of our reimbursement money. One agent went so far as to tell me “you don’t have that agreement with dish, you have an agreement with a sales person.” My reply was, If I don’t have a contract why should I be bound to pay for your service? That was Nov. 5 and today is Dec. 14. All I want to get across to you is this.

Do not ever do an early termination based on a payback agreement because after you sign the agreement and return the equipment to your previous provider you are stuck with whatever you have at that point. Never Ever do What  I did !!!

 

The following is copied and pasted from the message received from Dish”

We have reviewed your Early Termination Fee Buyout and have determined that you are ineligible for the buyout.

 Please accept this as friendly advice

LG Mayberry

W.H. Contenders Is Like A Boxing Match

October 1st, 2015

W.H. Contenders Are Just Like A Boxing Match

Thank You For Taking The Time To Read My Very Serious Article…

LG Mayberry

Verify if you need a water filter

August 26th, 2015

Things We Should All Be Concerned About!!

Here is one thing that really shocked me!

The water that we drink has always seemed adequately tasty and safe to me and usually never gave it a second thought when reading about lab tests and things that happen in and to our streams because I know that it will be filtered and treated.

water1Even when there is a news announcement regarding a huge multi thousand gallon raw sewage spill or dump into the lake or river where the water is channeled to the reservoir where our drinking water is collected for filtering and treatment.

 

 

So you think “oh well” they will treat enough to make it safe for human consumption, Or will it?water2

This prompted me to purchase an under counter filter with replacement cartridges to filter the drinking water a little more.

water3Later I learned this…. After the treatment is completed it is then piped to a large elevated tank in or near your vicinity for storage of your drinking water just as it has forever. This sounds OK but my curious mind told me to research the conditions of these holding tanks in all cities, towns and municipalities of the civilized parts of the world.

Maybe this will satisfy you to this point but I wanted to know more about the condition of all this water that I drink every day 365 days of the year. You will have to do your own research after this because I cannot cover water10everything everywhere. I found that some of the very large cities have a rotated maintenance cleaning schedule and make an effort to clean the inside of each tank every five years.

water5Some tanks are so huge that they use scuba divers and manual equipment because they cannot close the valves and drain all of the water out of these domestic monster tanks or the entire town would be without domestic drinking water for days while cleaning and refilling. I also learned that there has to be adequate venting and air infiltration for the water to get into the system. Illustration: “Put your mouth over a glass soda bottle and try to blow or suck air into the bottle” this should explain the need for venting and getting the water into the pipes for transit to your residence or business. There is much more that you should know but I will not get into divulging the gory and gross water6water7occurrences re: pigeons, bats and all of the diseases and waste & carcass findings during a scheduled elevated domestic water holding tank cleaning.

If you have an interest in what I did after much more research you may go to this URL address.

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100US formerly NSA

http://www.12path.com/CleanWater4U/ForBetterHealth/      I am sure you have heard all about the 3 million gallon toxic spill in the Colorado River that is now bleeding to other adjoining states referred to as orange grits. You can learn more about this using your search engine.

LGM

Safe clean drinking water, city and urban domestic water, no dangerous unhealthy water for your family, healthy water, economical healthy drinking water, how safe is your drinking water? City and county domestic water storage tower or elevated tanks in your neighborhood, water reservoir at your local water filtration plant.

If you have an interest in what I did after much more research you may go to this URL address.

http://www.12path.com/CleanWater4U/ForBetterHealth/
Click here to see filters available for purchase

 

OOOH My Sore Knee

July 13th, 2015

Knee Pain Research Synopsis

Having the curse of worn out knees for a very long time I began talking and discussing any means for tolerating the pain and what they had done short of a knee replacement. I tried almost everything that I could imagine and had been made aware of.      I used heat and cold and several wheel barrows of Joint Flex, Whenever possible I spent hours researching Orthopedic Articles and watching videos starting the spring of 2010 trying to narrow down the leads to condensed notes for future reference. I had several sessions of knee X-rays from all oblique views and always got the same message from my PCP “you may need to get a knee replacement” My answer was always the same, when I cannot crawl to and pull up in my wheelchair. A good friend that I had not seen for three years after he had a knee replacement advised me not to go that route as long as you can tolerate the pain. He said that as long as it had been that sometimes his knee would try to bend back in the wrong direction and really make the sweat pop out all over his body. Now after all of the research thru Google and www.ncmedboard.com I attempted to set an appointment with one of the best Orthopedic Specialists for consultation only and was told that he works pretty far out on the calendar and was told it would be 8 months and two weeks. I continued to search and narrowed down the top 10 and was lucky to get a consultation appointment with a doctor with excellent credentials in Charlotte, NC. He recommended while there I get a cortisone shot and plan on coming back once a week for three more weeks to start the best available cartilage replacement shots. I ask if this was Synvisc or SynviscI and he said that this shot has no animal or poultry ingredients but all natural fluids not foreign to the body http://www.euflexxa.com I thought this was worth a try, I asked about the best results that he was aware of and he said one gentleman made it 5 years until he needed another shot but many have to come back in about 6 months to a year, that sounded fantastic to me so I told him      Do It. After the first shot my pain level dropped from about a 9.5 to 2.5 and now that I have completed all three shots it ranges from 0 to 1 depending on my activity. I am scheduled to go for a follow up in 6 weeks and keep looking for the best. It is easy to find the physicians certified to administer this med by going to the website and putting your zip code in a data field and it will return the doctors in your area. I am calling this my mid-point of research and hope there will not be a need for further studies and that a year from now I will still feel just as confident as I do now.

LG Mayberry

lg@lgmayberry.com

Important Time Management Tool

February 7th, 2015

There are tons of reasons why you should keep close tabs on your daily planned production. Do you have any idea how much time you spent on Facebook last month? If you have nothing at all  it will make no difference but you might like to know much time you spent reading the paper, watching TV, shopping, and  many other activities. By using this time sheet religiously and continuously and saving to your computer or printing each sheet and posting in a notebook for your future reference. If someone is paying you by the hour for a personal project you will have a record justifying every hour of  your important time. 

Unless you have been tracking your time closely you will find that this system of self management to be aggravating and intimidating. After you use this simple time recording sheet for one week you will readily see the value. Now you can go back 9 months  and 4 days and review what you were doing.

Now you have a new and valuable work tool that I know you will like very much.

Very Best Regards,

LGM

Click on the link below to download your best office helper “Time Management”

http://www.12path.com/TimeMgmt/FreeGift/

You should edit this sheet and replace my name and other items with your name and work items, Copy this on your computer and  play around with this sheet. There is nothing that you can break or mess up. After fill in the data just for fun plug in some hours and notice that it keeps daily and weekly totals. Have fun and enjoy!

Be The Michael Jordan of Grilling a Steak

June 20th, 2014

Many Sports Fans may or may not be a basketball fan but most all like a really good steak and here is a fantastic document for grilling a steak that is out of this world. Grate for the 4th of July, Labor day, Valentines Day and any other time if you can save up enough money to purchase a prime cut of meat like the one described in  the description.

Incentive Killer of Authors, Bloggers and Publishers

May 26th, 2014

It is a sad but true fact that there are thousands of great bloggers and article publishers that work very hard and strive to produce helpful useful and factual articles. All of their hard work seems to be in vain as less than 5 percent of their comments returned are from interested readers expressing their appreciation and asking for more good articles. The remainder of all comments is from free loaders without incentive to do anything constructive but to splatter the other blogs with their advertisements for pawn shops, new and used cars, jewelry stores and drug treatment facilities located thousands of miles from the subject blogger’s location.

Much of my time is wasted reading comments with no useful information that I declare as spam or trash. Even the good and valuable comments are duplicated and I strive to only approve the best and most useful to the readers.

At the birth of this Word Press blog I planned and wanted to produce at least two articles each week but had a damper thrown on my eagerness by the blog hecklers that have no interest in doing anything of value.

I sincerely hope that I can move beyond these interruptions and get back to finding and producing good articles for advancement of mankind.

Wishing you the very best in all your endeavors,

LGM

Ladies Having Heart Attack Is Different Than Men !

March 11th, 2014

I did not know that a heart attack could be different between two human beings, but just received a detailed report from a Registered Nurse that gives details of what she felt as she was having a heart attack. This report was so detailed and complete that you will have to read this article. I do not know the Author that deserves full credit and a gold medal but salute her for doing an exceptional and superb writing. The article follows for your observance and reading pleasure.


NURSE’S HEART ATTACK EXPERIENCE

I am an ER nurse and this is the best description of this event that I have ever heard. Please read, pay attention, and send it on!

FEMALE HEART ATTACKS

I was aware that female heart attacks are different, but this is the best description I’ve ever read.

Women rarely have the same dramatic symptoms that men have … you know, the sudden stabbing pain in the chest, the cold sweat, grabbing the chest & dropping to the floor that we see in movies.. Here is the story of one woman’s experience with a heart attack.

I had a heart attack at about 10:30 PM with NO prior exertion, NO prior emotional trauma that one would suspect might have brought it on. I was sitting all snugly & warm on a cold evening, with my purring cat in my lap, reading an interesting story my friend had sent me, and actually thinking, ‘A-A-h, this is the life, all cozy and warm in my soft, cushy Lazy Boy with my feet propped up.

A moment later, I felt that awful sensation of indigestion, when you’ve been in a hurry and grabbed a bite of sandwich and washed it down with a dash of water, and that hurried bite seems to feel like you’ve swallowed a golf ball going down the esophagus in slow motion and it is most uncomfortable. You realize you shouldn’t have gulped it down so fast and needed to chew it more thoroughly and this time drink a glass of water to hasten its progress down to the stomach. This was my initial sensation–the only trouble was that I hadn’t taken a bite of anything since about 5:00 p.m.

After it seemed to subside, the next sensation was like little squeezing motions that seemed to be racing up my SPINE (hind-sight, it was probably my aorta spasms), gaining speed as they continued racing up and under my sternum (breast bone, where one presses rhythmically when administering CPR).

This fascinating process continued on into my throat and branched out into both jaws. ‘AHA!! NOW I stopped puzzling about what was happening — we all have read and/or heard about pain in the jaws being one of the signals of an MI happening, haven’t we? I said aloud to myself and the cat, Dear God, I think I’m having a heart attack!

I lowered the foot rest dumping the cat from my lap, started to take a step and fell on the floor instead. I thought to myself, If this is a heart attack, I shouldn’t be walking into the next room where the phone is or anywhere else…. but, on the other hand, if I don’t, nobody will know that I need help, and if I wait any longer I may not be able to get up in a moment.

I pulled myself up with the arms of the chair, walked slowly into the next room and dialed the Paramedics… I told her I thought I was having a heart attack due to the pressure building under the sternum and radiating into my jaws. I didn’t feel hysterical or afraid, just stating the facts. She said she was sending the Paramedics over immediately, asked if the front door was near to me, and if so, to un-bolt the door and then lie down on the floor where they could see me when they came in.

I unlocked the door and then laid down on the floor as instructed and lost consciousness, as I don’t remember the medics coming in, their examination, lifting me onto a gurney or getting me into their ambulance, or hearing the call they made to St. Jude ER on the way, but I did briefly awaken when we arrived and saw that the radiologist was already there in his surgical blues and cap, helping the medics pull my stretcher out of the ambulance. He was bending over me asking questions (probably something like ‘Have you taken any medications?’) but I couldn’t make my mind interpret what he was saying, or form an answer, and nodded off again, not waking up until the Cardiologist and partner had already threaded the teeny angiogram balloon up my femoral artery into the aorta and into my heart where they installed 2 side by side stints to hold open my right coronary artery. 

I know it sounds like all my thinking and actions at home must have taken at least 20-30 minutes before calling the paramedics, but actually it took perhaps 4-5 minutes before the call, and both the fire station and St Jude are only minutes away from my home, and my Cardiologist was already to go to the OR in his scrubs and get going on restarting my heart (which had stopped somewhere between my arrival and the procedure) and installing the stents.
Why have I written all of this to you with so much detail? Because I want all of you who are so important in my life to know what I learned first hand.
 

1. Be aware that something very different is happening in your body, not the usual men’s symptoms but inexplicable things happening (until my sternum and jaws got into the act). It is said that many more women than men die of their first (and last) MI because they didn’t know they were having one and commonly mistake it as indigestion, take some Maalox or other anti-heartburn preparation and go to bed, hoping they’ll feel better in the morning when they wake up… which doesn’t happen. My female friends, your symptoms might not be exactly like mine, so I advise you to call the Paramedics if ANYTHING is unpleasantly happening that you’ve not felt before. It is better to have a ‘false alarm’ visitation than to risk your life guessing what it might be! 

2. Note that I said ‘Call the Paramedics.’ And if you can take an aspirin. Ladies, TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE! 

Do NOT try to drive yourself to the ER – you are a hazard to others on the road. 

Do NOT have your panicked husband who will be speeding and looking anxiously at what’s happening with you instead of the road. 

Do NOT call your doctor — he doesn’t know where you live and if it’s at night you won’t reach him anyway, and if it’s daytime, his assistants (or answering service) will tell you to call the Paramedics. He doesn’t carry the equipment in his car that you need to be saved! The Paramedics do, principally OXYGEN that you need ASAP. Your Dr. will be notified later. 

3. Don’t assume it couldn’t be a heart attack because you have a normal cholesterol count. Research has discovered that a cholesterol elevated reading is rarely the cause of an MI (unless it’s unbelievably high and/or accompanied by high blood pressure). MIs are usually caused by long-term stress and inflammation in the body, which dumps all sorts of deadly hormones into your system to sludge things up in there. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let’s be careful and be aware. The more we know the better chance we could survive.

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this mail sends it to 10 people, you can be sure that we’ll save at least one life. 

*Please be a true friend and send this article to all your friends (male & female) who you care about!*

LGM

Reminders to Mature Adults

March 7th, 2014

Reminders For Mature Adults

The purpose of this article is to review health issues that I feel sure every adult knows but chooses not to think about. Many of us put off going to the doctor as long as we can and for many this may be years.

When you finally break down and go to the doctor he can detect many ailments and issues from a blood test and treat you appropriately putting you back on your feet and back in your daily routine. That is great but now let me remind you of real problems that cannot be readily found with a routine checkup or a blood test.

  1.  A clogged artery to or from your heart. I found that I had three heavily clogged arteries during a routine yearly physical examination during a treadmill test. Within weeks I had this repair made and behind me. Without the physical exam I would not be typing this article today. This procedure is covered by most insurance including Medicare. Something to think about.
  2. 2.    (AAA) Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm can be found by a simple screening that is quick and easy. When mine was found there was one large and a small one.

There was speculation by the doctor that I may have been carrying the larger one around for 8 to 10 years based on the normal growth rate. If this type aneurysm ruptures or tears you had better be on an operating table and opened up within 30 minutes for even a chance to survive. If it is found before a rupture there is a new and better way to repair the problem without having to open you up. A large stent better known as a graph can be inserted through the groin and threaded up through the aorta and connected to the aortic wall with metallic clips above and below the affected areas.This acts like a blowout shoe inside a tire. It takes the pressure off of the ballooned area of the aorta. This procedure is covered by insurance and Medicare.

Without testing you may never feel pain or have any idea that you may be close to your destiny.

  1. 3.    Colon Cancer is a very serious health problem that may require removal of a section of the intestine and further treatment(s) such as chemo or radiation. This is another health issue that is easily detected by having a colonoscopy. The preparation is worse than the testing procedure. The procedure only takes 30 to 45 minutes and maybe an hour in recovery. I personally am overdue for this one and know that I am taking a risk.At my last colonoscopy some polyps were removed.

Please be aware of these risks and plan for a time to have this life saving procedure to be scheduled. Health insurance and Medicare will cover this testing.

  1.   Pancreatitis is another ailment that can be detected by X-ray and possibly Ultrasound. This is an infection of the pancreas and curable with medication. Usually with this procedure an endoscopy will be scheduled to look around in the stomach for other ailments. In my case they found that I have Barrett Esophagus and that is another whole story. You must look this this up and read about this. I had absolutely no symptoms of any kind and it was found using MRI.   If you have a Medicare Handbook take a look at Medicare part B (Medical Insurance) and you will see a long list of tests that are covered. Do not sit back and think I will get checked when I have a bad pain as that may be too late. Maybe I am just nosy but I look at the obituaries almost every day and look to see the cause of death but it usually does not tell. Sometimes it may state that death was due to (an aneurysm but no further description as brain, stomach or other, sometimes  it will say natural death) So many people die prematurely due to their lack of attention to their own health needs or having routine doctors checkups as needed. It is always sad to hear someone say “ I can’t believe he passed away, he hasn’t been to a doctor in 5 or 10 years and  he seemed so healthy”.

I hope this article will cause you to think more about your own body.                                                                                     It is the only one you have and I hope  you will take good care of it.

LG Mayberry

lg@lgmayberry.com