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Thursday, November 15, 2018

I've got nothing



I've got nothing for temperature that is. It's zero this morning. Yesterday was a tad warmer at eleven, but the forty mile an hour winds more than made up for it. I spent a fair amount of time yesterday digging out. We got about eight to ten inches of heavy wet snow the day before.

Another eight inches of snow is predicted to hit us in the next storm. Lovely fall we are having.

In other news, I've decided to go back to the doctor for a follow up. It's weird, the leg infection doesn't look as bad, but it hurts more. In fact, it hurts badly enough that it's really cutting into my sleep. As soon as the clinic opens I'm going to call and see when they can get to me.

The vast majority of the time I've been able to take care of my own medical issues. Sometimes you need the professionals. It's too bad our medical/industrial/insurance industry is so messed up. On one end we have plenty of people in need. On the other hand we have a lot of dedicated medical professionals wanting to help. It's the stuff in the middle that's a mess.

A good number of my friends are dealing with medical issues right now. I guess I'm just at that age. One of the guys has what's supposed to be good insurance. He went back to work after retirement just for the medical insurance. Now he needs a life saving operation and the insurance company is giving him a hard time. All the doctors agree he needs the operation and that it'll work. Crucial medical decisions are not made by doctors, but by insurance companies.

Anyway, enough of that. Must be the pain talking. Just annoyed that I've stuff to do and not well enough to get it all done. Hope everyone has a good day. I'll have a coffee, get moving, and my attitude will improve.

-Sixbears

16 comments:

  1. I hope your condition improves soon Sixbears. Your story parallels many I hear nowadays.
    Insurance used to cover the expenses automatically but now, bean counters decide how much care is 'necessary' for the policy holder. The insurance commercials seem awful sparse describing that.

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    1. They sure are quick to bill and slow to pay. Got an appointment tomorrow morning to see the doctor again.

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  2. Here's hoping you have success. I've heard that sometimes the healing hurts worse than the original problem.

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    1. It might be as simple as that, but I'm not taking chances. This problem has gone on way too long.

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  3. I feel for you. To this day day I've got pain in my lower leg where it got broken and severly cut. Then infected...yup pain with that open wound and didn't stop until it finally healed over. Mine too was a persistent infection and after grafts special silver impregnated bandages...the Doctor finally tried a topical oinment which is effective for mersa and staph. $250 bucks for a tube about the same size as one of bacitracin that sells for ten bucks !
    It worked tho...

    Hope you find answers soon,
    Rob n Kathy

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    1. They could have done a better job when they collected all the pieces of you and taped you back together. Good thing you don't live in cold country, you'd discover even more aches and pains.

      Thanks for your concern you guys. I'm on top of this. Seeing the doctor tomorrow morning.

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  4. We can help,but God does the healing. I'm still praying for you; I hope you are, too.

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    1. I am Gorges. Thanks. Back to the doctor tomorrow morning.

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  5. try RAW local honey on the wound must be from a beekeeper treated honey has all enzymes killed must be raw

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    1. I'll check with the bee keepers I know. They had a rough season so I don't know if they any available, but it's worth checking.

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  6. I swear, if I lived closer I would go to an American Indian medicine man.

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    1. I'm getting some help from a couple of natives too. Touching all the bases.

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  7. Deborah is right on! Also Manuka honey is amazing as well..

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  8. You might find this you tube interesting. A mauled cat's wounds healed up with manuka honey.
    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=doug+%26+stacy+manuka+honey&atb=v102-5_g&ia=videos&iax=videos&iai=6AQjOERoU0M

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