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jbeegoode

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Re: More on drones
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2020, 08:10:27 PM »
Bob, I had a couple of ibuprofen that I gave to DF for the inflammation. We were in the wilderness miles from anything. We couldn't be sure what we had. She was refused testing because she had tested negative days before. I couldn't get results for two weeks, between being bedridden and alone in the wilderness and getting back and then waiting to get the results, after I had been initially refused testing. All we knew was that some of our symptoms were Covid-19 like. DF thought that it was altitude for a couple of days. I gave her salt for that, no change. More likely Covid than altitude after being up in the hills for several days with no altitudinal effects and then getting extreme symptoms. Altitude doesn't work like that.

So, any meds, let alone untested meds were very much out of the question, you need to be hospitalized and serious enough for a doctor to prescribe something that has no proof of being effective. If it was available, I'd probably just ride it out instead. I didn't believe that it works, by the stats, at the time, so all other things happening, I didn't even consider it.

I had some opiates with tylonal, which might have helped the symptoms, but decided to leave them in the bottle. With a horrid headache, dizzy, trouble breathing, I didn't want to add constipation to the list. It was a lot to just get up and take a leak in the woods for a couple of those days. Talking on the phone was a chore. I figured that I had a mild case and my body would just get over it, like DF's did.

We were very careful, I sure didn't want to get a cough. My hernia is so bad it would have put me in the hospital. DF works in healthcare, so when she told me that a couple of cases had shown up where she works, and the crappy precautions that were being taken, I was alarmed. I thought it a great time to retreat to the mountains, but it was too late.  We were taking care, she left her clothes outside when she got home from work, we left our shoes out there, saw nobody, masks, hand cleansers in the cars, no cash,  then Banner Health corporate greed decided to make a buck by risking all of the patients and employees health and lives.

It was Banner Health corporate policy that refused me a test, because I had had symptoms over seven days. So much for my opinion of private healthcare, they'll sell us out for the bottom line every time. Only a Doctor override got me tested. I didn't want a test, but was told that we needed to be sure that it wasn't something else and Covid test was the only way to get the ball rolling in that direction. I went in because CDC said that my symptoms warranted it. I might be in danger.

Yea, I'm tired of catching seemingly everything that comes around and when this all blows over, I have to do the hernia operation thing. Well, at least I'm healthy enough to handle the stuff. Better than Pulling a Howard Hughs and my life is full.
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Re: More on drones
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2020, 08:15:18 PM »
Jbee, I'm sorry you are ill again.   Our views on how to live healthy and be healthy are very different but I won't bore you with my views.  Get well soon. 
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« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2020, 09:53:19 PM »
My illnesses are not caused by my healthy predisposition, but getting out and increasing my risk to exposure, along with some unlucky.

My health is how my body deals with the illness and recovers. Many factors, including attitude, awareness, acceptance, as well as genetics, like age, antigen exposure, diet, habitat and exercise influence severity of disease.

I can only agree with you that holy yup, we certainly have separate views about health strategies.

I can only report that I am functioning younger in many ways, although things do happen like my hair creeping from the top of my head down into my ears. I am walking, climbing, moving more fluid, although it requires much more attention to maintain and recover that sense of youth and abilities that I once knew and have even forgotten.

The illnesses have decreased my weight, often in the right places, so when I'm not infected, my weight and fat ratios are getting more in alignment with a more youthful healthful body.

I can also confess that I still have a long way to go toward honing, or perfecting greater health in my lifestyle. I can report that each virus has been a setback toward developing exercise regimens and results, but I trust that I am being granted my prayers, as much as my old habits, and misconceptions of what is best for me get in the way. That is, how I choose a day's activities and then see what the actual outcome is at the end of that day.

The viruses have affected my resolve to optimize health and made me more aware of my body's states.

I'm not struggling with weight much anymore. I am struggling with maintaining exercise. I indulge in sitting and reading, and writing and intellectual activities at the expense of moving often enough, but health is a work in progress and I am improving over all. When progress is noted, it feels good.

Yesterday, I moved furniture and boxes, sweating, over black asphalt for give or take four or five hours, in 105F heat. After being laid up with Covid for nearly three weeks and with remnants, I just I slept for 12 hours and I'm stiff and sore. This afternoon, reluctantly, I'll be out at it again and for several days hence. I'll recover and be even better. 

It does strike me funny that you and I are both concerned with each others health, because we are on such divergent paths. May we both be guided to ultimately win the game.
Jbee
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