Personal Affairs

This has been a rough season to say the least. I have had serious illnesses this past year, two or three major infections, two surgeries and hospitalizations, and two long rehabilitations. I’m facing another surgery next week to remove surgical pins from my right ankle and foot. If that wasn’t enough, I have personal matters affecting my life right now. Was I crazy and/or stupid or a little of both? Only time will tell. Much prayer, love, and patience is needed.

Recent Studies of COVID-19

Recent studies have conclusively shown that coronavirus cases are steadily decreasing among the nation. Within two weeks, the number of people affected by the virus and surges are declining all over America. With the vaccinations, more people are immune to the coronavirus. This includes the elderly and disabled; those in assisted living and nursing homes. Young people have stronger immune systems that can fight off the virus. Their antibodies are more substantially effective against foreign bodies and mutated cells seen in viruses and diseases. Other supplements needed for healing:

Vitamin B-12 is an important element and critical in wound healing. If taking injections, 1000 mcg weekly is plentiful. They regularly come in 20 or 25-gauge needles. Please ask the nurse or physician to use a 30-gauge needle. Shorter needles are painful and makes you sore a day or two. The medicine goes into the muscle, such as the thigh or posterior area. B-12 droplets can be used instead of injections. A dropper full is the equivalent of 1500 mcg. I take a fifth daily, about 300 mcg, under the tongue. I took injections for four weeks (500 mcg twice weekly) and changed to B-12 Methylcobalamin droplets last month. It took me about one week to recognize that I felt better, less fatigued, more energy, and less lethargic.

Chromium Picolinate – 200 mcg minimum daily. Can take 2X daily at first, and then drop to once daily, as tolerated.

Citracal – Calcium – Once daily. Contains Magnesium and Zinc.

Magnesium – 320 mg minimum daily. Can find this through dairy products, nuts, chocolate, coffee, meats, vegetables, whole grains, seeds, legumes, and water with a high mineral content.

Zinc – 75 mg daily used for skin healing.

Omega-3 – Fish Oil is a great source to boost the immune system. Once daily. I take it for my LEMS disease. It also can fight inflammation. Taking at least 2 tablets of 81 mg aspirin can help with inflammation also.

Multi-Vitamins – Once daily. I take “Alive” for Women.

There are many supplements that can be combined with dietary requirements. Foods that are highest in Beta-Carotene and Vitamin A are red pepper, fruits (such as oranges), vegetables (such as carrots), and whole grains. Remember the red, orange, and yellow foods. As discussed in yesterday’s posting, Vitamin C is extremely important for healing, especially wound healing, not only Vitamin E for skin healing. Both vitamins are essential for overall healing for bodily functions. Start with an increased amount of vitamins, and regulate your dosages within the first couple of months. Your maximum dosages may differ from mine, as tolerated. Your body will tell you when you are taking too much. It is better to start at a higher dosage, and reduce overtime.

If you need assistance, you can reach out to me. Good luck and see yourself feeling better.

Health Issues – In the Past

Given the pandemic for a little over a year, much emphasis has been placed on health and staying healthy. Granted it is inconceivable to see so many affected by the coronavirus, yet it is impractical to say you and your family are not affected by COVID-19. Everyone in the global world are affected by this deadly virus. The numbers of deaths are staggering as surges are reported in every section of the nation. New cases and hospitalizations exist in our communities everyday. One lingering threat is those with pre-existing health issues; the risk is higher for those with serious medical conditions.

I was diagnosed with breast cancer over ten years ago and an autoimmune (LEMS) disease nearly ten years ago. My blood counts were low, my white blood cells on average at a level 2.5 (2500) or even lower out of a 10 count. My red blood cells were sometimes lower than normal too below 4 (4000) count. For the first time within ten years, recent lab results showed my blood counts were in normal range. My hemoglobin is in normal range also between 12.0 and 15.5 grams per decimeter. Hemoglobin is essential for transferring oxygen in the blood from the lungs to the tissues. Iron is an essential element for blood production and found in the red blood cells. It is also needed for the immune system to combat viruses within the body.

I am not a medical doctor, although I hold a Ed.D. in Education. I can not give medical advice; I can only tell you what worked for me. One important task was reversing my illness through natural supplements. For the past few months, I increased my vitamin intake, which produced significant results. If you follow this regimen, it will help you. The proof was in my blood tests. My wounds from surgery last mid-September have healed very quickly this month. My lateral dorsal in my right foot healed 67% in one week, a healing which was unheard of, according to my physicians. My wounds are 82% healed from infections; 15% improvement this past week. I have finished all antibiotics, as my foot is healed enough. I will finish skin grafts next week. In addition, I will have all surgical pins removed next week. The neurologist has discontinued monthly IVGs, as I’m well enough now. I’ve had these infusions for nearly ten years, two consecutive days per month.

I met a brilliant medical doctor in Atlanta who is an immunologist and a wound specialist. I was skeptical at first that anything could help me. I had developed E.coli in November and then Pseudomonas a few weeks ago. I had a second surgery in late November to debride (scrape out) the infection. I was told I could have a secondary infection from the pins itself. IV-antibiotics were the only source of treatment for both infections, as oral antibiotics were not strong enough.

Researching these elements, I found these vitamins an enhancement in my healing. Please do not deter from these vitamins and it’s important that you follow these regimens daily until feeling better. Then, you can minimize your dosage or cut in half after a couple of months. Vitamins A-E:

Vitamin A – 50,000 units daily

Beta-Carotene – 100,000 units daily

Vitamin B-100 – 2X daily

Vitamin C – 5,000 units daily minimum. This is especially important to prevent viruses.

Vitamin D3 – 50,000 units (can be taken twice daily at 25,000 units)

Vitamin E- 1,000 units daily

These dosages sound extreme, but what was needed in order to start neutralizing my blood cells. It took me about two to three months to see physical and metabolic results. I will add other supplements this week. It’s not a cure-all; just an enhancement for well-being and wound healing.

Also, if undergoing cancer treatments, please reconsider standard treatments of chemotherapy. There is a medical treatment of computerized stereotypic hits in radiotherapy in which the cancerous site is treated, not healthy cells. Dr. Gil Lederman in Manhattan treats all types of cancer (primary and metastatic) except blood cancers/disorders. The treatments are non-invasive, painless, without surgery or bleeding. Please call his office directly to set up an appointment, possibly through a virtual consultation. It could mean the difference between life and death.

The KKK and the Krow

Two significant organizations in the 1960s were the White Supremist KKK and the Jim Crow Laws. We were a divided nation, segregated by our own ‘fears’ in a country full of deeply rooted biases and hatred. But we endured as a thriving nation, made wealthy by our own natural resources. How can President Biden lead our country when he divided the Democratic Party with the KKK and the Jim Crow Laws over 50 years ago? Now he wants to lead with unity, hope, and a desire to become “unionized” as one nation. Can President Biden really deliver his promises he made during the election? Is he the “black hope” for tomorrow? Remember his saying, “If you don’t vote for me, you aren’t black!” President Biden is the third term for President Obama. Yet, people are afraid to speak up and let their voices be heard.

President Trump was the hope for four years for this country. He sent stimulus checks to taxpayers, due to the pandemic and a weakened economy. The pandemic took us away from social crowds, leaving us stranded at home, away from churches, schools, businesses, and many left unemployed. President Biden wants to make the COVID-19 vaccine available to everyone eligible. Americans are losing hope, fed up with the economy. Some are depressed, as there seems no end to this pandemic. There is an increase in the coronavirus that needs to be addressed by the president and his cabinet.

I give President Biden a few months to ‘undo’ laws that President Trump established during office. He has already started to make changes on his first day of office after his inauguration. My prediction is that Biden will probably die in office before his term runs out, a justification for America.

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Inauguration Day

On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, a newly elected Joseph R. Biden, Jr., was inaugurated into office as the 46th President of the United States. What an eventful day! But did the nation outdo itself with misled loyalty to a government party who deceived its people? Are the African-American, Jewish, Hispanic, Native American, Asian-American, and people of color really united as a whole?

Are we headed for a Socialist Movement in America? Sadly, we are headed for higher taxes on schools and education, improvements for roads/construction, homes, businesses, and gas prices this year. Less emphasis on the American people and more on the social aspects. Society will be compared to the civilization in Communist dominated countries in the 1970s, where the average citizen was penniless, a mere pauper; a victim of free speech of an injustice world of government control, manipulation, and alienation from society.

Even as a child in the 1960s, my deep Southern roots recognized the disparity of segregation. President Biden’s Democratic Party brought about the division of segregation with the White Supremist KKK and the Jim Crow Laws. That religious affiliation, skin color, faith, and creed mattered. Now Biden wants to unite us as a nation!

I believe in equality among the people of America. That children of the next generation can live freely, fairly, free of bias and prejudice. The younger generation must be free to be a part of what this country was built on…freedom against religious persecution and government control. The will to be a productive citizen of one of the greatest nations of the world.

If you don’t hear from me for awhile, I have been censored by Google because they can’t handle the truth. But I shall return! I’m not that easy to get rid of. It’s the little bit of “Brooklyn” in me.

The Plan That Never Was

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President Abraham Lincoln refused to bow down to peace between the states. While he declared war between the states, the differences between the North and the South were mere ideologies of what slavery was about during that era. History repeated itself with images going back to biblical times. Jews were enslaved by Egyptian pharaohs for 400 years. How do we compare their enslavement with African slaves over 200 years? Yet, Lincoln should had devised a plan of action to abolish slavery which allowed freedom of slaves and to promote prosperity among wealthy Southerners. One just action is a 5-year strategic plan, which would replace the Civil War and includes: to eliminate the “cracking of the whip”; stop separation of families, steve op abuse of slaves and women, and child labor, thus allowing slaves to become indentured servants. These individuals would choose either to leave or to stay and work with wages. Each family would receive up to an acre of land and plant whatever crops they want.

This would had made a much better plan than thousands of soldiers killed. Lincoln was praised as one of our greatest presidents, yet, he could have prevented the war and needless bloodshed.

An Eventful Month

It has been a challenging month. I had surgery originally on my right foot on Thursday, September 17 to straighten it. I was hospitalized again last Thursday for an infection. I had surgery again last Friday to remove two pins from my heel and curarize open wounds. I have a pic line for antibiotics and a wound vac changed twice a week.

Prayers please that this infection will leave my body soon.

God Promises

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God promises to give me strong

legs to run,

To restore my muscles in my

feet to walk,

To give me the endurance

to stand,

To give me strength in

mind, body, and soul,

To give me the stamina to go on.

He promises a total restoration of

health and well-being,

and bestow many blessings upon me.

How do I know this?

Because God promises these

things all to me,

He loves me so.

God promises a reflection of hope,

grace and faith,

Jesus Christ is real,

True and magnificent.

Through Him, there is

anything possible.

I walk by sight,

Not by ignorance,

I see His glory in everything.

In this old world,

we tend to live through

our own fears and doubts.

Do not be deceived,

Do not walk in darkness,

As the rest of the world,

Do not take on problems

of the modern world,

But look upward,

Toward heaven to Jesus

and God’s promises.

Freedom of Speech – A Must Read for Both Women and Men

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On Thursday night, millions across the nation were watching as President Trump made his acceptance speech for nomination for reelection. Eyes were glued to the ‘tube or tellie’ as the president and his wife walked down the steps of the White House. I felt the effect of the RNC ending on the front lawn of the White House was effective. Ears were alert and listening earnestly, as to not miss a single word of the speech.

The president started his speech by thanking his supportive wife and family. A nice touch, but as Trump spoke, I couldn’t help but believe it was a repeat of 2016’s acceptance speech. It was sort of dry to me. The only thing I related to was the needs of the critically ill and health protection for pre-existing medical conditions. He did talk about his opponent, of course, former Vice-President Biden.

I expressed my opinion on my own FB page the next day. I expected a reaction, but not a war. One crazy woman (I will call her) responded with “hateful and heartless”  feedback about Trump. She sounded very angry in general. First, he was a demon – oh my God! He took children away from their parents’ arms and he lied 20,000 times. I’m impressed that she even counted at all. Chuckle. By her responses, she actually showed her ignorance.

My own sister responded back that she was adamant about voting for the person God intended for our country. This same crazy woman started to backlash my sister. She said Trump was Godless and that my sister was out of her mind. In my sister’s defense, I expressed that my sister had the right to express her own free opinion. Yet, the crazy woman kept commenting and with it, promoting more offensive and hurtful feedback against me and anybody else defending my opinion.

More damaging was a man’s response to my sister that ‘dumb women’ voted for President Trump. Whoa – you’ve hit below the belt! I am a well-educated, intelligent, talented, and articulate woman. I am not a liberalist nor advocating for a women’s rights movement, but I do believe in what is right.

My sister’s feelings were hurt. I could tell. She refuses to comment on my FB page anymore, especially about political matters. I have learned a big lesson here. It is difficult to express yourself, even on your own website. I will not make any more comments about political affairs and/or parties again. It’s a shame that social media has come to this. So much for freedom of speech. In truth, there is no such thing.

 

Recognizing Denial

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A few weeks ago, I watched a program on the Dr. Phil show. It presented Sarah Jakes, who is the daughter of T.D. Jakes, one of America’s most beloved ministers to hit the media. At 13 years of age, she became pregnant and became a mother by age 14. She went on to have the baby, graduate from high school, and be accepted into college. However, at 19, she dropped out of college and started to dance nude at a local nightclub. Sarah claimed she had very low self-esteem when younger and any attention was better than no attention at all, no matter how degrading or offensive to her.

This show was meant for me. In fact, it is freeing after over 40 years. I too had very low self-esteem as a young teenager. Making good grades in middle school (practically straight A’s in every subject), my grades started to decline in highschool. What was worse than poor grades, were my parents’ attitude toward me. When I was 13 years of age, I was approached and sexually molested by a family member (not blood-related). My parents tried to keep it quiet and conceal it from the public, but I was psychologically damaged.

Once I told my parents what happened, the response I got was repulsive. “We stopped it,” was the response. The person who victimized me told my mother it was my imagination as if I made up the whole thing. But I did not, and I have a witness to it.

I didn’t get pregnant nor have a baby. Neither did I drop out of college nor dance nude in a nightclub. I did suffer internally for years, sought professional counseling, and even dated and married an attorney. But truth be known, the psychological damage traveled to my marriage. It caused problems with me and my husband. One reason I am divorced today with no children.

I believe I majored in Abnormal Psychology in college to better understand myself and what I was going through at the time. No wonder my self-esteem was so low. I felt like crap. Adults have a hard enough time with sex. Just think about children. They don’t have the maturity or mental capacity to understand fully what is going on, although children are expected to act appropriately.

When your children speak to you, please listen. Don’t shovel it under the rug, as if to hide it. You are only hurting your child more. Be a protective parent. It happened, but I can not change the past. I can only be aware that it does exist and in wonderful families too.