Assisted Living

I’m in an assisted living facility temporarily as long as my right foot is healing. I have a very painful stress fracture due to overexertion in walking and exercise in physical therapy. I still plan to move on May 14th. I’m baffled by a phone conversation I had earlier today. Why do people treat someone with a physical disability, weakness, or condition as a person with a mental handicap too? I’m not just talking about family members; I’m talking about staff members too. People paid to assist others. They treat residents, cognitive or not, as dunces or brainless. Assisted living has a new meaning “assist yourself” or “do it your own damn self”. For example, I can’t get anyone to drive me to the bank or even to the pharmacy to fill a prescription for pain. It is a narcotic and has to be hand-delivered to the pharmacy, not faxed or sent electronically. I mentioned this to the doctor on Thursday and he said to use a Uber driver instead.

Remember, telling the handicapped person that he or she needs help is really saying, “You can’t do it.” This goes for asking the handicapped person if he or she needs help also. Please be mindful of this. Let the handicapped person ask for help first or need it.

Trump and Tulsi

President Trump will most likely run for president in 2024. A good candidate for V.P. would be Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii. Her congressional seat and military experience make her leadership qualities admirable. She served in the National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserves. Although a part of the Democrat Party, her abilities as a U.S. Representative in the 2nd Congressional District from 2013 to 2021, make her an ideal candidate.

Two other potential candidates are Amy McGrath of Kentucky and Nikki Haley of South Carolina.

What if….

President Biden continued former President Trump’s policies? Would gas prices continue to increase? Would unemployment continue to rise? Would taxes be increased? Would we have an increasing influx of immigrants at the border? More importantly, would our national security be in jeopardy by the cartels and coyotes bringing illegal aliens to the border?

What if… the Democrat (not Democratic) Party had not cheated in the voting policies in the November 2020 election? Unverifiable signatures, harvesting (a member of the Democrat Party helps a voter and takes ballot for the voter to the polls), Democrats that tells the voter how to vote after offering drink and food to the voter, and dead individuals. They assume the African American race is stupid because they don’t know how to get I.D. The Hispanic race is a close second.

Remember on election day, the next morning at 3:00 a.m., President Trump was leading in votes, yet by 6:00 a.m., Biden was ahead by millions of votes. How could that be? It is an impossibility. In addition, a truck was seen throwing completed ballots into a trash bin. Something reported by truckers, but not public knowledge.

Thanks to President Biden and Stacey Abrams, the MLB has been moved from Atlanta due to Georgia voting laws. Georgia will lose hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. President Biden and Stacey Abrams feel that African Americans are suppressed in voting rights. That White Supremacy (doesn’t exist) affects minorities from voting. This move will not only destroy Atlanta, but the State of Georgia. I live in Atlanta, Georgia. This move will affect me.

What if… all illegal aliens are entitled to vote in the 2024 Presidential election, even underaged children in four years? The Hispanic population will increase significantly in the nation, giving all rights to immigrants, taking American jobs, and obtaining Welfare. What will happen to Americans relying on Welfare? Will government funds be depleted for all Americans?

Too many what ifs…did America make a mistake voting for a man that has proven to be weak, ineffective, and not acknowledge the serious crisis growing everyday at the border? Not a good scenario for the overall picture that our nation is in trouble. America is no longer the greatest nation of the world. It is now considered equal to other nations.

All feedback and responses are welcomed. Ray, I expect a rebuttal to this. These are only personal opinions. There is freedom of speech, however, this is my personal blog to write as I wish.

Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

Let’s make lemonade out of lemons. Fox News showed a program last night concerning illegal aliens crossing the border. Judge Jeannie showed how our neighbors south of the border are coming through the wall started by the President Trump’s Administration. President Biden invited Mexicans into the country and welcomed them. Now he is beginning to eat his words. Young people and children are coming out in grooves. The cartels are consuming leeway into the country by way of coyotes bringing them to the wall. More of a concern is that some if not many are crossing the border with the coronavirus. Yet, there is a solution. Draw blood of these young people affected with the virus. Their blood can be used to administer antibodies to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Particularly their white blood cells in their B and T Lymphatic cells, which produce antibodies (B cells) and memory (T cells) killer cells. The Mexicans are young, vibrant people with strong immune systems. Their bodies can resist the virus internally and destroy the virus in the body. Once the individual has the virus, he or she is immune from further exposure. It is a win-win situation and made into a positive solution for both Americans and Mexicans.

These are opinions only, but a critical area of concern. Responses and feedback are welcomed. No foul or inappropriate language and respect others’ opinions please.

Update

This has been a rough season, but I’m starting to see light at the end of the tunnel again. Things have turned around; my health for one thing. My last blood test taken last week showed that all my blood counts are within normal range. My surgical pins are out now for nearly two weeks. My skin grafts stopped last week and I’m in my last cast. I will get a replacement boot next Thursday, which will improve walking and mobility in general. Yeah!

Also, my neurologist stopped my monthly infusions this month. No more monthly IV-Gammagard (two days consecutive). I’m also considering getting off Rituxan infusions. A visit to his office will persuade him that I don’t need them any longer.

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, having 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.