So good to hear from each of you. Would of responded sooner but yesterday the healingwell web site would crash on me each time I tried to connect. That is computer land, as it has it's off days also.
I have 9 chronic illesses but not going to list them all today. Spinal Cord was broken when I was Hit In The Line of Duty to add the 9 chronic illnesses that followed in real time! Ouch! Was asked about
what kind of cancer I had. It was Hodgkins Cancer and I had a 1% chance of surving with surgery. Chemo or Raditation was not an option at all. They told me I had 20% going into surgery of surving but when I came out and they told me they got it all plus my spleen was 6 times enlarged and had to also come out also was when my doctor told me I really only had a 1% chance of surving. That is what I call a miracle. So did he! You do not get doctors to use the miracle word very much. I was 26 years young then and it was then I knew if I got through the cancer I would go into the profession I had always wanted to go into. So after I healed up I went into a very special agency in L.E. and loved every minute 24/7. It was after I was Hit In The Line of Duty that reality set in. We do not have a manual to go by when we are Hit In The Line of Duty. The legal system does not have a huge list of lawyers that specialize in L.E. Agents and Officers needs. To hunt and search for the right lawyers is like finding a needle in a hay stack. That was all a huge train wreak. The person who Hit Me In The Line of Duty was 19 years old and he was charged and arrested but never served one night in jail. He was also found guilty. His Daddy who was a what one would call a Daddy War Bucks paid everyone off. I never knew what happened to him and I never wished any ill on him. I even 3 years after forgave him for what he did but not to his face or through correspondence. I just did it in my heart. I had to move forward and leave that baggage behind. If you do not it will eat you up and spit you out. I never have wished him any ill. I believe what goes around comes around. No good comes from illgotten gain. So what happened to me in less than a minute can never be put back together. I have with the help of others to put myself back together the best I can. No one can do any more than this.
I am blessed to have 9 amazing doctors. They care very much about
me and I tell them all to take all the vacations they need and time off so we can all live a long life together until the next part of the journey. But if I need one of them I can call any of them and they will return call in 10 minutes no matter if they are in their office or another place on earth!
I realize, 'Bad things happen to good people'. Interesting to hear fellow brother on the post here. Sounds like great giving back to others in the program you run. I was also in the A.F. during Viet Nam and was able to exit stage left with honorable discharge a.s.a.p. as Nixon was getting flooded with Watergate!
Life is what you make it as the best one can. I see on TV and the news we have over 50 million Americans with no Health Insurance and the far right is wanting to keep talking about
it for the rest of the decade. As those 50 million need the health care now. It does upset me as we are to be the richest country in the world and we allow elected officals to keep our fellow citizens from the basic health care. There is no logic that makes this right.
I did find it sooooooo interesting when some of the far right Senators and Congresspersons said, "we can not provide health care for everyone who can not afford it." Then in the same period they said, "we provide the best Health Care for our American Troops and Congress members." Well if they can provide this to millions of our fellow Brothers and Sisters in the Military and in Congress then they just shot themselves in the foot that said they can not provide Health Care for those who do not have it. We are no in the Health Care business." LOL! What an oxymoron moment to hear. Well that is my 2 cent's worth today. We have to keep them in the right direction in Washington D.C. or they will keep all the
cookies for themselves.
There is a lot I can share about
myself but as we all have good days and days that are not so great. Today I am very depressed, sad & stressed and a truck load of pain. I have 2 types of pain meds for the chronic pain. I spread them out or they do not help to take the edge off. To answer question on Pain Management. I did go to Pain Management in hospital for 6 weeks. I have amazing coping skills.
I do not produce enough siliva even drinking over a gallon of water each day and other liquids all water based. I am on 14 medications for my spinal cord and 9 chronic illnesses but do not take them all each day. Some are for when needed and others I have to take to maintain. So from all this I have had 3 times in the past 7 years I have almost lost all my teeth due to not producing enough siliva. I have lost all 5 of my crown teeth and a few others. Right now all my gums and teeth are infected and going to have all my teeth cleaned and then another trip to have some taken out. I can live with out some teeth. I just do not want a thing to happen to my front teeth because I like my smile!
My journey has been an amazing trip and how I am still here is a miracle this minute. I have lost a lot but thankful to have again my own roof and small home being restored and made disabled accessible. This has and is no easy task to accomplish. When I was able body I could restore anything as I did with my former house I lost. It took me 6 years to restore it then 2 months after I was Hit In The Line of Duty. The up side of that was my home was completed to deal with all the medical issues I had to deal with. To have lost my home after 3 years then get another small home to be another Handyperson Special has been a bit overwhelming to say the least. There is no help from National, State or County. I have done all the research and know every agency and groups in America that one would think of off the bat. So have been only able to maintain my mortage, utilities, insurance, food (limited) and disabled vehicle. There is just no help donated any more. In the cities you have a better option at some help but in rural America your on your own. Being I am a private person in many ways trusting anyone is a huge road block. I have seen it all in society and I have my recall that has kept me safe from many situations. I trust my doctors who have been there for me 24/7 always and hospital and grocery store and drug store. I get my mail every 7 to 10 days at my post office as there is no delivery to a mail box where I live. That is good because getting medications through the mail from the drug store it is safe at the post office when I feel up to going down to get them. If in a Mail Box outside hot or cold weather would not be good and is a distance from house to main road.
I hope everyone is doing the best they can today and tonight. Just remember anything past this minute is not needed to deal with. Focus on this minute right now. Take Care and sorry I could not respond yesterday. I could get e-mails and pull up regular web sites I use but healing well site and my computer were not having a good day. LOL!
That stressed me out because I like this site and every one here. Thankful it is working for me today. I have a really old computer but is second one that was old so lets hope it keeps going. Keep Hope Alive! MountainMan!