Saturday, February 04, 2017

Primrose





MsScampy's Garden

6am - There are two flowers in MsScampy's tiny garden. They are both PrimRoses. And MsScampy brought them on this trip for viewing and for safekeeping.

MsScampy loves flowers. ♥️




7:30am - 24 Hour Fitness & Medications
This morning I'm going over to 24 Hour Fitness.  I have  benefitted sooooo much by going to 24 Hour regularly [every other day].

My physical condition has improved so very much. I am hardly the same person anymore! It was my cessation of using prescribed medication which led to my being able to benefit by being a 24 Hour member.

I am now:
  • Stable when I walk
  • Able to do common things easily. ie; Put on my shoes and pants!
  • Mild twitching of my right hand and right foot is gone
  • My weight at my last Kaiser visit this week was 152 lbs. BMI = 22.39
  • Last September, these numbers were: 177 lbs BMI = 25.46 
What happened?
I have NOT been diagnosed as having had a "Brain Hemorrhage" by my doctors. I deduced that on my own from the symptoms that I had.

I believe that one of my prescribed medications, caused a massive decline in my health. This medication is: Warfarin. Prescribed for me as a result of a minor blood clot which occurred after replacement of my aortic valve in March, 2014.

Warfarin is a blood thinner. In my case, Warfarin caused minor bleeding of my brain which led to a major upset of my physical self. In my opinion, from my research, I conclude that my continuing to take Warfarin would very likely led to my death.

Click [Here] to read about Brain Hemorrhage.





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    1. Primroses are sooooo beautiful!

      Tioga George


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  2. It is nice to bring your garden along with you on your travels.

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    1. Nice it is!

      And, taking them with me allows for watering them.

      Tioga George


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  3. Hi George...

    So glad you are functional again.

    Knowing full-well your stealth camping desire, but aware too of Scampy's small holding tank capacity, and your mention of hot baths and showers when staying in hotels, may I humbly suggest considering a Passport America camping membership?

    This would allow you to be stealth camping for 1-3 nights, dump tanks, get fresh water, and a good hot shower for under $18 in most cases.

    Yes, it might mean hooking up the shower drain again to the holding tank or it might be the drain would exit before the tank if hooked to a sewer line (?).

    After such a one night stop you would be good to go again for another 1- 3 nights (maybe more).

    Looking for water and places to dump are time consuming and may be in an opposite direction of your trip.

    Just a thought as the cost of Passport America is about $44 and generally provides 50% off a campgrounds posted rate. And yes, it would mean checking their directory or online for a nearby campground. And, yes, each campground lists its own days for using Passport America.

    Good health and great trips. America is so beautiful and you are so fortunate to be so free to experience it.

    Ernie from Michigan

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    1. Thank you for this Passport America suggestion, Ernie!

      Tioga George



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  4. George did you have a mechanical valve installed or a tissue valve?

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    1. Hi Bob,

      Tissue valve.

      Tioga George


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  5. You know what you're doing by listening to your body. I don't like medications. Diet and exercise are the best cures.

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  6. Don't get me started on the discussion of medicine. I know about having reactions to drugs. There is a chad2 scale that if followed would have everyone with hypertension and over 75 on an anticoagulant or blood thinner. After all, how could those companies pay for those expensive adds? To take or not to take - that is the question. Take care of yourself George

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    1. Thank you, Barbjfi.

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  7. Baby aspirin is recommended to help prevent clots. George did not mention if his blood was very thin and if he had regular tests to measure his clotting times. There are many foods that will thin the blood so perhaps George is not in need of the thinners, especially if has a tissue valve. Too little info to make too many judgements.

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    1. Hi Bob,

      Sorry! I do not know what, "very thin" means?

      Yes. The Kaiser Coumadin Clinic checked my blood regularly.


      Tioga George


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  8. Just looked up the side effects of warfarin. Wow ! The stuff sounds like pure poison...

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    1. Hi John,

      Yes! Apparently for me, Warfarin is poison.

      If I had not stopped using prescribed Warfarin when I did, it is very likely that I would NOT be alive today!!

      George

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