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Started by countryboy, February 18, 2018, 04:22:21 PM

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countryboy

Been in the hospital 210 days as of today.  Originally due to chemo that reacted with anaphylactic shock which lead immediate into a heart attack.  I was as home and my 20 year old grandson did CPR with the assistance of 911 over the phone.  It was almost 20 minutes before the medics got there as they were all out on other calls.  I was told in the hospital that less than 3% of people who get CPR outside of the hospital survive.  This has left me with legs and hips with no response to bearing any weight.  I live in my bed or in a wheel chair.  My wife can not care for me as she couldn't lift me or even roll me over. 

Mean while, the bladder cancer is slowly spreading, and the cancer Dr. could go in and cauterize the areas that are effected, but says that he thinks my heart isn't stable enough to get me through the surgery.  What a Wuss.  For the past few months my wife takes me outside twice a week and lets me smoke one cigarette.  It does seem to calm the nerves a bit but it is leaving me wanting more.  I told my heart Dr. on Friday that I was seriously thinking about using some MJ.  All he did was look at me and said that I would have to be very careful.  He them told me that my paralyzed legs were
not due to the heart attack and he thought it was pinched nerves as I have had 3 bulging discs for years.  He wants me to contact my GP and have him try to find the best Neurologist in the area that could handle the problem.  My GP is out for 2 more weeks and can't get in to see him until the last of the first week of March. 

I can not go home until I can stand up, use a toilet and get in and out of bed.  I can't put that much strain on the wife as she is only 1/2 my size.  Even though I have lost 59 pounds.

What do you guys think about all of this?
CB       :emobadmod:
IT IS BETTER TO BE CONSIDERED A FOOL, THAN TO
OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND REMOVE ALL DOUBT.   But
UNFORTUNTELY MOST PEOPLE REFUSE TO LEAVE ANY DOUBT.  -unknown-

ANY FOOL CAN CRITICIZE, CONDEM AND COMPLAIN --
AND MOST FOOLS DO.   'Benjamin Franklin'

foxgrove

:cry2:  Well.... isn't that just a handful of wet steaming cow pie!  Darned amazing that sweet Travis was able to keep you alive, regardless of his over-exuberance... broken ribs heal, death... not so much.  Interesting that your doc thinks the leg paralysis is nerve related.  Any increase in nerve pain in your lower back or just numbness?  Of course, that amount of time and the fall and everything put in the same stewing pot, it'd be a real crapshoot to make an accurate diagnosis of your legs without having gone to the specialist and run more tests.

I know what you mean about not wanting to squish your sweetheart.  There are times that my lady amazes me, I mean simply blows my mind... she can still CARRY me on her back and I'm 230lbs!!!  Of course, not every gorgeous lady comes with the strength of a farmgirl and the body of... you know what, I'm going to leave those thought off the page so as not to embarrass her.  :biggrin: :naughty:

I wish I had an opinion that had something other than hopes for you.  I'd say go for it on the MMJ if you can get hold of it.  If your doctor didn't say don't, I don't see why not.  Careful is likely the best way to do everything right now from getting out of bed to figuring out how to get back IN bed. 

by the way... congrats on the 59lbs!  That's fabulous!!  I imagine that was a lot of "the hard way to lose pounds" so I will say well done and take it as a win whether or not you're able to keep them off.  :bighug:

Keepin you in my prayers as always.  Be well, brother.
Where God leads, His hand always provides
...so keep Calm and code on....

Foxgrove

ronr

If the cancer doc thinks the heart isn't strong enough then what the hell does he think a neurologist would do other than a bunch of testing to eat up money and then say the same thing about the heart.  Have some balls man and give the patient some mmj to try.  What is is going to hurt that it's so dangerous. ?
Times are tough when "Happy Hour" is your nap.
My mind not only wanders, sometimes it leaves completely!

foxgrove

...and a whole lot of good that it could do!
Where God leads, His hand always provides
...so keep Calm and code on....

Foxgrove

denny

I think that's about the worse thing I can think of going thrugh.
Smoke your pot! I can't think of a better reason.
I KNEW IT WAS THE ALIENS!



"FREE ME FROM EXISTANCE"
It is what it is...

wmoore

At least try pot to see if it might help.

countryboy

How do you select4 the right options?

Can't go in and talk to these guys, so I have spent some time on the phone with a couple of dozen of them.  As any one can but mmj here in Oregon, I keep getting different stories from these jokers.  All I want is some light week to smoke in pre-rolled cigs.  I'll bet I have 10 different answers.

Don't want any thing too strong, but yet I want it to cut the pain some.  My grandson son says that the guy he trusts keeps talking about a medium strength that will give you  slight buzz.  With all the meds I am taking and all the blood tests they keep running every week to 10 days, I am a little
leery about what to even try.  They keep saying that if it shows up in your blood tests you will be kicked out of here.  Can't have that until I can get
through with a neurologist which won't happen for another 3 weeks if I can get in to see one right away after my GP gets back. I really don't want
to wait too much longer.  The old head is starting to spin quite a bit lately.

Maybe the a-hole  was right and I should just let every thing take it's own course and be done with it.

CB
IT IS BETTER TO BE CONSIDERED A FOOL, THAN TO
OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND REMOVE ALL DOUBT.   But
UNFORTUNTELY MOST PEOPLE REFUSE TO LEAVE ANY DOUBT.  -unknown-

ANY FOOL CAN CRITICIZE, CONDEM AND COMPLAIN --
AND MOST FOOLS DO.   'Benjamin Franklin'

ronr

Sounds like ANOTHER catch 22 dam it. ::banging head::  ::head spinning:: :giveup:
Times are tough when "Happy Hour" is your nap.
My mind not only wanders, sometimes it leaves completely!

foxgrove

Well sheeeee-it... and please excuse my rusty French... That's just not right.  It sounds like the play they're making up here.  You can but you can't but you can but you'd better not but you can but if you do you'll lose your job and insurance.  What-da-heck?  ...and to top it off, they're making it "legal-ish".  Basically, if you don't mind never visiting the States again, don't have any insurance to lose, don't have any doctors you wish to alienate, and can risk losing your job... it'll be perfectly legal come July.  What a crock of poo!!!
Where God leads, His hand always provides
...so keep Calm and code on....

Foxgrove

countryboy

We have over 30 stores for Rx scripts, but over 40 for personal pleasure use.  They just have limits of amounts you can have in your possession at one time.  Haven't seen any paper articles about any offenses in over 10 months.  What is their problem?  My dentist told me that he uses a small amount of oil 3 times a week for medicinal purposes.  I would think I would fall in that category  also.      :sadhug:
IT IS BETTER TO BE CONSIDERED A FOOL, THAN TO
OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND REMOVE ALL DOUBT.   But
UNFORTUNTELY MOST PEOPLE REFUSE TO LEAVE ANY DOUBT.  -unknown-

ANY FOOL CAN CRITICIZE, CONDEM AND COMPLAIN --
AND MOST FOOLS DO.   'Benjamin Franklin'

Cmac

Hi. I'm new to this site and am struggling to figure it out. If some can help me I would appreciate it. Thanks

ronr

Sounds like you should call and ask the dentist for a script.  Sounds like that would be easier . . . treating ongoing dental pain. !??!
Times are tough when "Happy Hour" is your nap.
My mind not only wanders, sometimes it leaves completely!

Cmac

Quote from: Cmac on February 27, 2018, 07:38:37 AM
Hi. I'm new to this site and am struggling to figure it out. If some can help me I would appreciate it. Thanks

foxgrove

Quote from: Cmac on February 27, 2018, 02:15:10 PM
Quote from: Cmac on February 27, 2018, 07:38:37 AM
Hi. I'm new to this site and am struggling to figure it out. If some can help me I would appreciate it. Thanks

I'll send you a note... hopefully tomorrow, with some info on how to use the forum.  I'll send you an email tonight so you have my email address and can send your questions.  Sorry for the delay... it's been a little nutty in my neck of the woods.  :budy:
Where God leads, His hand always provides
...so keep Calm and code on....

Foxgrove

countryboy

CHALLENGE

Trying to pee while laying flat in a hospital bed.................
As you can imagine, trying to pee while laying flat is a very messy task.  If you are hung like a horse it might not be too bad, but for us humans, when laying flat, little Johnny sticks up and is hard to get into a urinal without making a wet mess.  I have to start the flow and as quick as I can, I raise the bed into a sitting position.  Then I can aim the stream (what is left) into the urinal or thereabouts. 

It does get a little embarrassing when the front of the sheet or gown is wet and soggy, but what else can you do.  If you can't stand, your hopes of hitting the hole in the urinal is almost impossible unless little Johnny is 10 to 12 inches long.  Usually not enough time to call an aide and ask for help guiding things in the right direction.  Also a little bit of an awkward feeling with a 19 or 20 year old young girl holding onto little Johnny with a big smile on her face.

Oh what to do????????  Too old to get any feelings except in the head!!!!!!!!!!   old-man/cane
CB
IT IS BETTER TO BE CONSIDERED A FOOL, THAN TO
OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND REMOVE ALL DOUBT.   But
UNFORTUNTELY MOST PEOPLE REFUSE TO LEAVE ANY DOUBT.  -unknown-

ANY FOOL CAN CRITICIZE, CONDEM AND COMPLAIN --
AND MOST FOOLS DO.   'Benjamin Franklin'

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