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Old 03-24-2016, 01:22 PM   #2087
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You all have a lot more support from a larger number of people than you realize. I for one admire your courage and determination to move forward. I've seen it in others at the more than 200 Military Killed in Action or Suicide funerals I've attended as a member in a volunteer group I am inspired by the strength in people such as the young widows and yourself. Your thread is inspirational and entertaining (especially the sewer hose episodes). Keep posting. Some day we shall meet, but to be honest I am looking forward to meeting Lily just a tiny bit more. Dogs know.

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Old 03-24-2016, 01:36 PM   #2088
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Maggie, There is a tool, a band clamp with a handle that is used to remove oil filters on cars. Putting the filter on is the easiest thing but getting it off when it's time can expand one's vocabulary. If there is room for the tool under the rig it could give you the necessary increase in leverage to deal with the stinky hose.
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Old 03-24-2016, 01:36 PM   #2089
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We are supposed to meet this summer, Bud....I am coming by your and your wife's summer gig. Be watching for me in August.

I know it's Lily you most want to see, and that is okay.

She is a lover dog...with most humans, at least.

The lady in the Shasta across the road was in here visiting the other day...after admiring the Interstate and also my folding bike, which she took for a ride...and Lily hopped up next to her and snuggled right up. She was a dog lover, and Lily knew that.


My knee is coming along nicely, tho I am starting to look as if I have been in a car wreck.

Swelling is giving way to deep purple and blue bruising, and not just the entire knee area but also my shin, left forearm, right elbow, etc.


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Old 03-24-2016, 01:40 PM   #2090
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Maggie, There is a tool, a band clamp with a handle that is used to remove oil filters on cars. Putting the filter on is the easiest thing but getting it off when it's time can expand one's vocabulary. If there is room for the tool under the rig it could give you the necessary increase in leverage to deal with the stinky hose.
Thanks. There is something in the toolbag that looks like it could be used for that.

What got stuck yesterday was part of the extra parts that jut out, wedged against something underneath....going to cut every damn one of them off, and I think that will help.


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Old 03-24-2016, 01:42 PM   #2091
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Maggie, you should have that progressive bruising looked at by a doctor, right now. Not something to fool with and wait to resolve. Please.


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Old 03-24-2016, 01:48 PM   #2092
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Thanks, but I have been on blood thinners for 14 years.....people like me, with injuries...we bruise.

I'm fine, really, and have with me that antibiotic I got from my doctor before I went to New Mexico and then Greece...should I develop cellulitis, but I doubt it.

I have had much worse bruising than this, just need to wait it out.

I did fall 3 times the other day, remember, the 3rd time down an incline and smack into a tree.


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Old 03-24-2016, 02:27 PM   #2093
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"We are supposed to meet this summer, Bud....I am coming by your and your wife's summer gig. Be watching for me in August. "

Yep, we are there from 7/24 until 9/6. Then to Yellowstone and from there following the Pony Express route east.

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Maggie, re: your extensive bruising...my concern is your Protime/ INR level. Yes, with injury one may expect bruising, however, that seems like a lot. Is it possible to get in for a lab check...just to be sure? Also, keep in mind that too much of your blood thinner coupled with wine, can present a problem. Best to be safe. If it were me, I think I would Not ride it out...cut out the wine, as well as any other spirits. FYI, do not take aleeve, aspirin, Motrin, Advil, or any other NSAIDs, or prednisone.

I don't mean to sound bossy, just genuinely concerned. Be careful. Evelyn
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Old 03-24-2016, 08:34 PM   #2095
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Dittoes on that. Better safe than sorry. Sadly, I have a few years on you, so it's better to be careful. My DW is an RN, and agrees with me, BTW.

I know how this works, ripped myself on the arm reaching around a rose bush. Took a long time to quit oozing....😩


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Old 03-25-2016, 04:38 AM   #2096
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Thanks for your concern, folks.

I appreciate it.


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Old 03-25-2016, 08:03 AM   #2097
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Re my boo boo's....

Since Doug died, I have been scrupulously careful to avoid falling because he is not here to tend to me and take care of things while the limb is elevated, etc.

And, I have been successful, without a serious fall in the past 2years.

I am not so much a clumsy person as I have been in the past a hurried person, then the knees have deteriorated, I used to wear flip flops in the summer, etc....all of which have contributed to some nasty tumbles over the years, which are particularly problematic since being on blood thinners.

If I had paid attention the other day to the first two soft falls, I would have not have had the 3rd....quitting while I was ahead. But....

At any rate, what I have noticed these past few days is that, while I have gone thru the usual sequence of post-fall, wound development, I have gone thru them more quickly.

What is different from injuries before, is that I have been on this super Vitamin B complex supplement from my chiropractor/homeopath for the past year or so.

He had told me that the B Vitamins are essential in keeping all of your bodies' organs functioning smoothly and in coordination with each other....then googling B vitamins this morning they also help with wound healing, reducing inflammation, etc.

I have seen the evidence, right here in my own body, and I am somewhat amazed.

I am healing more quickly, is the fact of the matter.

Just sharing, lest any of you might be interested in adding B Complex supplements to your diet.


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Maggie, you are so right about the "B's", at least I can say concerning B-12, I was placed on 1000mcg's/day about two months ago.

It's a bit of a long story so I'll try to shorten it.......while researching a severe reaction to an antidepressant I was placed on last Fall, I ran across symptoms for a B-12 deficiency; fatigue, depression, anxiety, memory loss (my memory loss was minimal), etc. When I went into see the PCP about my swollen lips, itching, sneezing/runny nose, and while she was feeling embarrassed about getting upset with me during a visit a couple of months earlier when I tried to discuss my reactions to the new medication, I pressed for her to do a B-12 test on me due to the fact that I fit most of the symptoms I'd read about and years ago I'd been given a B-12 shot by my then PCP due to a deficiency. Sure enough the next day my results were back and mine were fairly low (128), so I started taking the B-12 and rather quickly I began feeling as tho I had energy again and had a better outlook on life! B-12 helps to build red blood cells which I believe helps the nervous system. When left unchecked can cause Dementia and if too low for too long, I believe can eventually cause death, at least that's what I read.

Since you mentioned "B" vitamins, I'm going to research the rest of them too, thank you for the heads up.

Once again, I've been following along reading about your travels and living vicariously through you!

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Hi Deb!

Good to hear from you.

You can buy over the counter B Complex, which is what I took until the Dr. diagnosed me as severely B deficient.....telling me that extreme physical and/or emotional stress depletes your body's resources of B vitamins ...and put me on the high octane ones. I plan to take them for the rest of my life.

This Dr. says the medical profession treats symptoms, rather than the root problems, and that B deficiencies are generally not diagnosed by the other side until one begins to have severe problems.

This man has never led me astray, and I'm a believer.


We are settled in at beautiful Palmetto Cove, and already have had a nice visit with Bob and Page, who arrived yesterday.

I've been mostly alone for nearly 3 months...it's going to be nice to have company.


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All sounds good Maggie...glad you're settled in and ready for visits with all your friends there... Yes, I take the Super B Complex also... hugs and love, gail
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