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Every year in the U.S. nearly 500,000 people acquire catheter-related blood stream infections. Up to 25% die, even though most of these infections are preventable.
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My Dear Missed Friends, Followers, and Readers,
I am finally HOME, FREE, very HAPPY, and so is my lovely wife, Terri ! ! ! She drove the 30 miles early this morning to Powers, MI., to collect me and my few belongings at o800, and I signed out for good, with the Picc-Line still in my Right arm, that enables the nursing staff to both draw blood, painlessly, or to administer more liquid Antibiotics the IV way, day and night, even at midnight and all ungodly hours, etc. ---much 'overkill' to make sure that there is no more infection in my body from that nasty motorcycle mishap that ripped open my Left shin and lower leg on "something" sharp on that goofy 650 Kawasaki bike. I made the wrong choice in buying that used bike, too high off the ground, and some things are just poor judgment, I guess. I've been riding bikes [motorcycles all of my adult life, on and off the road, jumping ramps like Evil Kanivel, and also long cross country trips to Kansas and CO, etc., from the great State of Wisconsin. But, IMHO, and for the sake of my wife's sanity and peace of mind, I have now quit my days of riding bikes, at the tender age of 65, for ever. I have a very nice Dodge Ram, 4 by 4, pick up truck that I like too..... and Terri just loves it for haul more choice lumber for her various home projects and carpentry stuff, etc.
Folks, I don't mind telling you all about my 2 week stint at Pinecrest Nursing Facility, stuck there without much intelligent English conversation, save SOME of the nursing staff, although they were so busy with other patients and older residents there--- many of them so old and crippled/ disabled, just starring off into space in their own little world, who had to be spoon fed, and every other aspect of their lives.... very sad and discouraging. They are our nations "throw away generation' --- the forgotten, the abandoned, the neglected, of those families who want to be free of them and the hard, to some extent time consuming work, sometimes painful duties associated with them. Their are many bible scriptures that can be applied to this subject, and shame on the offspring of such parents who don't want to dirty their hands caring for our nations older generation !! Yes ! They have special needs and many times the offspring of such parents don't have the medical skills to care for our disabled, senior citizens, but Obama and his oinks would just give the elderly a 'death pill' and tell them to go home and lie down! First Timothy 5:8, says: But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel." Plain and simple. You've got to figure that our parents put up with us and cared for us for 18 years or more, so we owe them a lot, no matter what you may have thought about the subject. But God's holy Word is clear and concise on this subject, and our abandonment of our elders when they grow older may block our relationship with God Almighty ! Do what is right ! I live about 4 hours drive from my dear old Mom, but I call her almost every day to see how she is doing and send her cards on all seasons. I am not ashamed to say that I love my Mom, dearly, and my wife has told her that she could stay with us in our home UP in the Iron Mtn., MI a real !
Sorry to say, I found that Nursing Home environments are sad and very depressing for me, even th0ugh Pinecrest, in Powers, MI., was one of the better, cleaner places I've visited, and MOST or the Staff there were kind, cordial, caring and professional, for the most part. In fact, a few of the RN's were very kind and considerate to me, personally, like: Heather N., an RN, on day shift, and Leann, another smart, kind RN. I won't talk about the power hungry, nasty people I met there, today, and the Lord will Judge us all in the near future. Just like, I knew that the goofy guy, LPN, Sam, didn't need to wake me up from a sound sleep like night at Midnight just to check my BP [blood pressure], when he knew that I was going home that same morning, and all meds were stopped at that point. He is not the sharpest knife in the drawer... duh. But there were many CNA [nursing aids] who helped me in a most cheerful manner and respectfully, too, and I thank them. I can also tell my readers that I will pursue any and all medical people if I find something in or on my body that is abnormal or wrong, such as renal failure, etc., I will ask for my "pound of flesh" that is legally mine ! I would NEVER take someone to court if I don't think it's their fault. And I never bet unless I know I will win ! I don't consider myself a vindictive person, but I still have that right to pursue legal redress.
I intend to go to the Iron Mountain VAMC early tomorrow morn and have my PICC-Line removed, etc., a very sterile procedure indeed, and then follow up on all scheduled exams and things to be done, etc., to expedite the rapid healing of my wound, but older people my age don't heal as well and rapid compared to a young man. I was disappointed to find out that the nursing staff didn't help, and encourage me to rest and sleep with my wounded leg raised higher than my heart, like the good doctor in-house who helped sign me out the night before !! He said that promotes a rapid healing, but why didn't the RN's / staff tell me that from the get go ?? I could have made faster progress or been completely healed by now ! Or... is it my job to figure these things out on my own.... duh? Well, that's just the way it goes now days in a laxidasical world we live in, where most of the workers are there for one thing... that paycheck on Friday... or when ever they get paid.
I tried to set a good example there, because I was also witnessing and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ every chance I got while at the VAMC and Nursing Home in Powers, MI., and placed a few informative bible tracts while there. My 2 KJV Bibles were always on display in my one person room, that didn't have A/C all the time I was there, nor didn't have a shower either. But I had a shower else where every other day on the premises, assisted by some kind, CNA [Nurse's Aid], and much appreciated. I tried to be kind and mannerly, respectful all the time I was there to the 2 long, l0nely weeks, and also kept a daily written Journal. One never knows when he/ she might have another accident and end up in a nursing facility, and so you don't want to burn all your bridges.
I thank my wife, Terri so much for putting up with me, and bringing me edible, fresh produce, fruit, and wholesome canned fish -- protein, to help heal my wound. THANK YOU, DEAR TERRI !!! It's so good to be home and hug one's spouse after all the pain and hassle away, in a "controlled" environment ! It was much worse then the Army, even in Vietnam !! I also lost about 35 pounds in the 2 weeks I was gone, but learned that antibiotics actually make you FAT !! ...From Dr, Oz., on TV. And most of the veggies and fruit that we Americans eat if steeped and sprayed with poisonous insecticides, etc., and GMO's in the grain crops we eat everyday !
More latter, on many of the studied subjects I feel the need to share, concerning the VA system, and Nursing Homes in America. So much to catch up on, now that I am HOME, sweet, HOME !
Warm Regards, Hugs,
Remember, John 14: 27b, "Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
> Hard to argue with this:
> A German's View on Islam - worth reading. This is
> one of the best explanations of the Muslim terrorist situation I
> have ever read. His references to past history are accurate and
> clear. Not long, easy to understand, and well worth the read. The
> author of this email is Dr. Emanuel Tanya, a well-known and
> well-respected psychiatrist. A man whose family was German
> aristocracy prior to World War II owned a number of large industries
> and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the
> answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism.
> 'Very few people were true Nazis,' he said, 'but many
> enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to
> care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of
> fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then,
> before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the
> end of the world had come.’
> ‘My family lost everything. I ended up in a
> concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.'
> ‘We are told again and again by 'experts' and
> 'talking heads' that Islam is a religion of peace and that the vast
> majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this
> unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is
> meaningless fluff meant to make us feel better, and meant to
> somehow diminish the specter of fanatics rampaging across the globe in
> the name of Islam.’
> ‘The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this
> moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the
> fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the
> fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups
> throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire
> continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead,
> murder, or honor-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque
> after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and
> hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach
> their young to kill and to become suicide bombers.’
> ‘The hard, quantifiable fact is that the peaceful
> majority, the 'silent majority,' is cowed and extraneous.
> Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live
> in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the
> murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were
> irrelevant. China 's huge population was peaceful as well, but
> Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.’
> ‘The average Japanese individual prior to World War
> II was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and
> slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing
> that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese
> civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet. And who can
> forget Rwanda , which collapsed into butchery? Could it not be said
> that the majority of Rwandans were 'peace loving'?
> ‘History lessons are often incredibly simple and
> blunt, yet for all our powers of reason, we often miss the most
> basic and uncomplicated of points: peace-loving Muslims have been
> made irrelevant by their silence. Peace-loving Muslims will become
> our enemy if they don't speak up, because like my friend from
> Germany , they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own
> them, and the end of their world will have begun.’
‘Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians,
> Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians,
> Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority
> did not speak up until it was too late.’
> ‘Now Islamic prayers have been introduced in Toronto
> and other public schools in Ontario , and, yes, in Ottawa ,
> too, while the Lord's Prayer was removed (due to being so
> offensive?). The Islamic way may be peaceful for the time being in
> our country until the fanatics move in.’
> ‘In Australia , and indeed in many countries
> around the world, many of the most commonly consumed food items have
> the halal emblem on them. Just look at the back of some of the most
> popular chocolate bars, and at other food items in your local
> supermarket. Food on aircraft have the halal emblem just to appease
> the privileged minority who are now rapidly expanding within the
> nation's shores.’
‘In the U.K, the Muslim communities refuse to
> integrate and there are now dozens of "no-go" zones within major
> cities across the country that the police force dare not intrude
> upon. Sharia law prevails there, because the Muslim community in
> those areas refuse to acknowledge British law.’
> ‘As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay
> attention to the only group that counts - the fanatics who threaten
> our way of life.’
> Lastly, anyone who doubts that the issue is serious
> and just deletes this email without sending it on, is contributing
> to the passiveness that allows the problems to expand.
> Extend yourself a bit and send this on. Let us hope that thousands
> world-wide read this, think about it, and send it on before it's
> too late, and we are silenced because we were silent!!!