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Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 4/17/2010 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Mikel! I'm used to seeing you post here on a regular basis, supporting our members here. Are you OK? Maybe I missed some news on you, but just have not seen much of you here the last day or two.
And, are you still juicing? I'm pulling for you to get that cell count up! :)

SE
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.


flower123
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   Posted 4/17/2010 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I have noticed your absence too! :(

Miss you,

Flower

Snowbunny21
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   Posted 4/17/2010 6:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I am hoping that because of your juicing...you are feeling some good energy to go out with friends/family and have some fun time! For all that you have gone and are going through...you deserve some free from stress or thinking about pain for a bit and release those endorphins!....Maybe you are with that woman from a week or so ago that you were getting close to....:)...

I am praying for it to be all good things that keep you from here for a bit..and then we can hear some wonderful news when you get back:)

Sending hugs (( ))
SB and "the pup who snores loudly" 
 
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha")) 
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005 
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Dec 2006
 
 


Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 4/17/2010 8:47 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
 
      I agree it has been far to long to go without hearing from you. I know you posted  quick responses a few days ago. But, we are worried! smilewinkgrin
 
   Stop in and give us an update when you can dear friend!
*hugg*
   dani

 

 

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood

 

 


MIKEL99
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   Posted 4/18/2010 2:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow ! Wow ! Wow ! You are certainly the most incredible friends a guy could ever dream of having ! Thanks Michael ,Flower Snowbunny and Dani you guys are too much , I love you all through and through ! Sorry I haven't been posting as usual had been at my sisters where my parents( My dad at 86 is unfortunately a victim of alzheimers and rather feeble at this point very sad , and my Mom who actually just had a hip replacement is still chugging along but forgets a lot of things as well , still recognizes us but gets confused a lot )So it has been a very sadtime for me my brother and sister and the in-laws as well .Theres all the legal hassle then ,first and foremost the emotional toll it takes on us .If someone just passes on ok but with a horribly cruel disease like alzheimers you lose who you are , what made you special to people , its tough and required a bit of learning and an adjustment in thinking to a degree .Thanks so much for thinking about me , I'm still juicing for sure , seeing my folks like that only stiffened my desire to take care of myself .I hope you guys are all well too and your in my thoughts too .With lotsa love Mikel
HIV+ also Hep c , need hip replacement surgery on hold because of unknown but cellulitus-like ailment  .most pain from hip condition and cellulitus-like ailment .hands numb may have carpal tunnel syndrome now . Great frustration because doctors unable to diagnos ailment              .Medecines -    ,viracept,truvada, l Indomethacin  '                                                                                                                         


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 4/18/2010 3:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Mikel,
I have been reading your kind posts for a while now and even though we haven't formally met, I'm a big fan of you and your thoughtful posts you write here even w/ the serios health issues you have. You have done so much for our little family here! I know you are a special person and have been praying for you! I'm so sorry to hear about your parents. My Mom is 83 and starting to forget alot and repeting herself all the time. I know it won't be long before she will need constant care. You are so right, it's so sad!!!
Hang tough my Brother!
Pete

MIKEL99
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   Posted 4/18/2010 5:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Pete its great to meet you and thanks for your kind words ,I'm so glad you introduced yourself and I welcome you as a friend , yes its very , very sad my Dad started out like that repeating the same things over and over .There is a medecine you can try for that Pete , the name escapes me , we tried it with my Dad but it made him hallucinate and become even worse , we felt very helpless . But for some people it can slow the alzheimer symptom , geez they advertise it on tv too , Oh aracept , I think thats the name , check it out Pete maybe it could be effective for your Mom . Good Luck my friend!!! Mikel
HIV+ also Hep c , need hip replacement surgery on hold because of unknown but cellulitus-like ailment  .most pain from hip condition and cellulitus-like ailment .hands numb may have carpal tunnel syndrome now . Great frustration because doctors unable to diagnos ailment              .Medecines -    ,viracept,truvada, l Indomethacin  '                                                                                                                         


Snowbunny21
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   Posted 4/18/2010 5:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Mikel...

I am sorry to hear about your mom and dad...I was the caretaker for my great aunt for many years which the last three she went from Alzheimers to full blown dementia...It is certainly a very sad and difficult time to go through..

One of the things that you can try with your dad is always talk about past things which usually the long term memory is in tact...I would talk about stories from my great aunt's childhood everyday...this would bring such a smile to her face...I would also make sure that I never showed any fear or sadness around her since with this disease...they can get so scared if they don't recognize anyone in the room..so I just re-introduced myself everyday...said I was a friend of her father's...and just chit chat...she was also put on a low dose of ativan to help her stay calm when since the anxiety can really get to them..

If your mom is in early stages..there are medications she can take that help with slowing the progression...as well as doing 'memory' games and such..that are fun and where she can keep the brain functions longer...that's where studies show...even for people like me starting in 40's...that if we do things that task our brain everyday, this keeps the synapse's alive and growing..

I am certainly praying for you and your family..and as I'm sure you know..taking care of you, the caretaker, is very important which I'm so glad to hear you are still loving the juicing like I do! What a difference it makes in feeling good:)

Big hugs (( ))
SB and "the pup who snores loudly" 
 
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha")) 
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005 
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Dec 2006
 
 


MIKEL99
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   Posted 4/18/2010 6:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Snowbunny , thanks so much for your relating your expierences with your great Auntie , I truly appreciate it as well as the tips you gave .You are a truly giving spirit and it is much appreciated.I hear you about keeping the brain active , I had been having trouble recalling things but since starting my asst. vet. couse and juicing I recall things now as iI ever did .I suppose it like any muscle , use it or lose it .Thanks again sweet bunny girl .Luv Ya Much Mikel
HIV+ also Hep c , need hip replacement surgery on hold because of unknown but cellulitus-like ailment  .most pain from hip condition and cellulitus-like ailment .hands numb may have carpal tunnel syndrome now . Great frustration because doctors unable to diagnos ailment              .Medecines -    ,viracept,truvada, l Indomethacin  '                                                                                                                         


bsjaguar
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   Posted 4/18/2010 6:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Mikel, I am so sorry to hear about your folks. I lost my mother to alzheimers and it is an awful disease. We had some videos of my folks 50th anniversary party & my moms 80's birthday party that we used to watch over & over. I think watching the videos along with looking at family photos often helped her to remember those close to her longer. One thing with alzheimers is the fact that when the mind finally goes there is no pain or suffering for the one afflicted. The mind stops any feelings of pain, hunger or remorse. When my mom passed away it was very peaceful and that was what I had prayer for her. It is a very hard thing to see your loved one lose their ability to speak or remember you. After mom became bed ridden and unable to communicate, I would sit and sing for her, mostly old church hymns or songs from her era that she used to play on the piano.

I will be thinking of you and your family through this. Take all the time you need to be with your family.
---Jag---
 
DDD, osteoarthritis, facet syndrome, fusion surgeries C-5/7 & L-4/5 both in 2006, torn meniscus surgeries left knee 2000 & 2002, buldging disc L-2/3


Retired Mom
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   Posted 4/18/2010 6:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Mikel,

I'm very sorry to hear about your family and the additional stress this puts on everyone. My family has been blessed that it's older generations had great mental ability.

I can say from personal experience that loosing the ability to recall is a horrible for the person experiencing it and for others around them. I had no idea what was wrong with my own memory until they found the HGH problem. My IQ had dropped from the 130's to 94 and I couldn't understand why. Thank GOD my memory is coming back and has improved significantly since starting my HGH injections. I still have a long way to go, but I'm on the road to recovery (I think). I wish the same for you and your family.

You do honestly seem like you are feeling better since you began your new "health plan". I'm very happy to hear it and hope your improvement continues until you can reach and surpass your goal.
DDD, CPS, TLIF L5-S1 2009, FIBRO, VERTIGO, MIGRAINES, GERD, SLEEP DISORDER, NISSEN FUNDOPLICATION (failed), DEPRESSION, EXTREME ANXIETY DISORDER, OCPD, PTSD, CHRONIC MUSCLE SPASMS, HGH DEFICIENCY, VIT D DEFICIENCY, CARPLE TUNNEL SYNDROME, BLOOD SUGAR ISSUES, THYROID CYSTS, AND SERIOUS MOOD SWINGS :) 
 
 


MIKEL99
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   Posted 4/18/2010 8:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear jaguar  Thanks so much for your kinds words and for relating your expierence as well , I think your right to , my father seems oblivious to any stress and comntent as can be .When er tell him who we are hes always expresses hapiness at having such a wonderful family .It is rough on the family around the afflicted but family is family and a disease cruel though it may be is no ones fault , when I was a helpless infant he and my Mom provided all for me so its just life coming full circle thanks for your insight friend ! Mikel                                                              Dear Retiredmom Thank you as well for your kindness well wishes and relating your own expierence , I'll check out those hgh injections and see if it could possibly help , I appreciate you sharing that and I'm very glad its working for you !Please keep up your greay work and keep me posted my friend !! Mikel           
HIV+ also Hep c , need hip replacement surgery on hold because of unknown but cellulitus-like ailment  .most pain from hip condition and cellulitus-like ailment .hands numb may have carpal tunnel syndrome now . Great frustration because doctors unable to diagnos ailment              .Medecines -    ,viracept,truvada, l Indomethacin  '                                                                                                                         


Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 4/18/2010 8:56 AM (GMT -7)   
 
 
   Dear Mikel,
 
      Good morning *warm huggs* I am so glad yous topped by! I had often wondered what you ve been up to this last week. How much longer is your round of antibiotics for your leg? And more importantly, do you feel like it is helping your leg? I hope this latest round of antibiotics helps, but if it doesnt, what will be the next course of action?
 
      Gosh, I am so sorry that your parents are going through such a hard time so late in life. A man with a heart of gold, like you, must be very torn about what is happening. It must be very hard on your family. Does your mother and father have in-home aide?
 
      I know you mentioned that your brother will be moving away soon, and that you wanted to spend as much time as you possibly could with him. How far away will he be living? I hope not too far, when you speak of him it is with great admiration and love. It must be very hard for you to see him move.
 
      I am sorry you are having so much heartache in your life right now. I admire your strength. Please know you are in our prayers and most certianly in our hearts.
 
*hugg*
  dani
 
p.s. to answser your question~~> Yes. Even without the "P" word. *warm huggs*

 

 

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood

 

 


MIKEL99
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   Posted 4/18/2010 10:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Sweet Dani , Well I've got another month on these anti-biotics and I do feel they help to a degree but I'mpatient for this to be gone foe good .Next is a vascular doctor if this doesn't work out .Yeah my parents have a wonderful home attendant , a young , big black lady who's very kind and cheerful and lives closeby as well , she's a godsend .My brother may get a job here now so its up min the air , an animal rescue society interviewed him and it was very positive , so hemay stay and we may wind up working at the same place !!! That would be so great !! Keep your fingers crossed for me on that .How are you feeling Dani girl and how are hubby and the bumblebees ? Please fill me in here or on facebook . Luv Ya Much Mikel
HIV+ also Hep c , need hip replacement surgery on hold because of unknown but cellulitus-like ailment  .most pain from hip condition and cellulitus-like ailment .hands numb may have carpal tunnel syndrome now . Great frustration because doctors unable to diagnos ailment              .Medecines -    ,viracept,truvada, l Indomethacin  '                                                                                                                         

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