Saturday, September 27, 2014

SEPT 26 2014
I CAN REMEMBER MY MOTHER SITTING IN OUR LIVING ROOM SAYING "CARL, THERE IS A DRAFT ACROSS MY LEGS"  CARL BEING GOOD HUSBAND WOULD JUMP AND RUN  AND LOCATE THE SOURCE OF THE DRAFT AND FIX IT....SAYING  "YOU ALWAYS WANT TO BE ON THE GOOD SIDE OF  THE COOK"--- 

I ALWAYS FIGURED "WHATS THE FUSS OVER A LITTLE DRAFT??"
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WELL I AM OLDER NOW-- AND IT IS COLDER NOW--- AND I NOTICE DRAFTS- AND I AM NOT COMFORTABLE WITH THEM.  
THIS HOUSE IS MORE THAN A LITTLE DRAFTY-- (AS A MATTER OF FACT  NOT ONLY THE HOUSE IS A LITTLE DRAFTY AROUND HERE TOO)

I HAVE HAD 2 THINGS TO SAVE ME FROM  THE COLD... A HEATING BLANKET, AND A MILKHOUSE HEATER.

THOSE MILKHOUSE HEATERS ARE WONDERFUL--- BEFORE WE REALLY WERE ORGANIZED WITH PROPER HEAT, THEY KEPT THE SMALLER DEAGLE HOUSE AND NUTT HOUSE QUITE WARM. SOMEWHERE BETWEEN $14 AND $30 THEY ARE SOLD WITH VARIOUS NAMES BUT HSTORICALLY THEY WERE  MILKHOUSE HEATERS.

WHEN RON AND GWEN LIVED IN THE GUEST HOUSE-- BEFORE THY HAD REAL JOBS AND WERE RELATIVELY BROKE, THE GUEST HOUSE HAD NO HEAT...... THEY HAD A MILKHOUSE HEATER IN THE BATHROOM.. WHERE RON HAD PLYWOOD ON THE SINK FOR A DESK, GWEN SAT SIDEWAYS ON THE  TOILET AND THEY HUNG THE TV FROM THE HOOK THAT IS STILL IN HTE SHOWER.  AND IT WORKED...
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AND THEN THERE IS THE ELECTRIC BLANKET--- FROM THE PIZZA BOX EXAMPLE,  THERE IS A PROBLEM WAITING FOR A SOLUTION

THE "THROW" IS A BIT SMALLER THAN A TWIN BED SIZE...  BUT IT IS ABOUT THE CORD..
MAYBE I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW TO USE AN ELELCRIC BLANKET,.... BUT
FROM CORD TO CONTROL IS 28 INCHES   IT THEN GOES 6 FEET TO A PLUG.... SO IF I PLUG IT IN TO WHAT I WOULD ASSUME IS THE BOTTOM OF THE BLANKET, THEN THE CONTROL ISKNEE HIGH... IF I AM TO HAVE THE PLUG END AT THE TOP,  TEH CONTROL IS WITH IN REACH BUT THE PLUG IS IN MY NOSE ALL NIGHT...AND GETTING UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT CAN BE DANGEROUS TO MY HEALTH WITH  THE CORD AROUND MY NECK.

I HAVE HAD THIS PROBLEM FOR YEARS..  AND I JUST BOUGHT A NEW ONE.... SAME PROBLEM  
I HATE TO WRITE TO SUNBEAM AND ASK HOW TO PLUG IN THE CORD... BUT IT AMOUNTS TO THAT... AM I THE ONLY ONE WITH THIS PROBLEM?
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NEXT PROBLEM OF THE DAY

 THIS IS MY ONE HEALTH ISSUE  I AM ALLOWED TO DISCUSS PER DAY
WE NO LONGER HAVE NEWSPAPERS, AND THE LACK OF NEWSPAPERS MEANS  I CAN NOT MAKE MYSELF A STIFF COLLAR FOR MY WRY NECK.
NONE OF THE NECK BRACES HAVE EVER BEEN THE RIGHT SIZE-- AND FOR VARIOUS REASONS I HAVE HAD TO WEAR THEM ON OCCASION..  
SO MY SOLUTION HAS BEEN TO TAKE A HAND TOWEL,  LINE IT WITH SEVERAL SHEETS OF NEWSPAPER,  FOLD IT THE LEGNTH  I NEED AND DUCT TAPE IT AROUND MY NECK.  IT WORKED PERFECTLY..

EXCEPT TODAY--- NO NEWSPAPERS.. AND THERE REALLY IS NO SUBSTITUTE   I AM TRYING A WEE WEE PAD THANKS TO GRACE... BETTER THAN NOTHING... BUT IT  COULD USE A PIECE OF NEWSPAPER IN TH EMIDDLE. 

RELATED--- NOT REALLY A HEALTH   COMPLAINT-- JUST OBSERVATION...


I WENT TO THE DOCTOR YESTERDAY--  FOR SOME REASON OR ANOTHER I HAVE A SWELLING IN MY THROAT-- FEELS STRANGE -- SO AFTER ALL THE MEDICAL VOODOO HE TOLD ME TO " EAT ICE CREAM AND   FOOD WITH GRAVY- BECAUSE IF I TRIED TO EAT GRILED CHICKEN HE WOULD BE  CUTTING IT OUT OF ME IN THE OPERATING ROOM."  I ASKED IF  SLAPPING 1/4 POUND OF BUTTER ON EVERYTHING WOULD WORK.. WHICH IS WHEN HE SAID "YOU GET THE IDEA, BUT IF YOU LIKE I COULD SIGN YOU UP FOR  OUR SWALLOWING CLINIC WHERE THEY COUDL TEACH YOU  ABOUT SWALLOWING.

NEVER IN THE WORLD DID I THINK THERE WAS AN OCCUPATION OF MEDICAL PEOPLE TEACHING  YOU HOW TO SWALLOW. --  COVERED BY MEDICARE !!!
I WONDER WHERE THEY WENT TO SCHOOL..AND WHAT CLASSES  ?
CHEWING 101?

AINT THAT THE LIVIN' END????

4 comments:

  1. Two comments...1) the electric blanket = get a blanket for the size of your bed and use it as your blanket. There is a long cord from the control to the bottom of the blanket (where you plug it into the blanket) and another cord that plugs into the wall. The long cord goes under the mattress so you won't trip over it, and still stay toasty warm. 2) the medical people who deal with swallowing are the Speech and language pathologists.

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  2. I HAD A FRIEND WITH POLYPS IN HER THROAT, THEY CAUTERIZED THEM, BUT SHE HAD TROUBLE WITH PAIN WHEN SWALLOWING. YEP, THEY SENT HER TO A "SPECIALIST" TO TEACH HER HOW TO SWALLOW. IT REALLY HELPED HER, BUT WE BOTH LAUGHED OUR ASSES OFF,

    AT 60SOMETHING YEARS OLD, SHE HAD TO BE TAUGHT HOW TO DO SOMETHING THAT WHEN BORN IS AUTOMATIC.

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  3. SO WHAT YOU ARE SAYING IS THAT YOUR DOCTOR JUST ORDERED YOU TO EAT ICE CREAM. AIN'T THAT THE LIVIN' END?! I'M IN AWE.

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  4. My parents loved their electric MATTRESS PAD. Heat rises, after all, and it stayed FLAT vs having hot spots with electric blankets folding over. There are more coils at one end, keeping your feet warmer. The power cord ran underneath the bed to the plug, and then a separate cord goes to the controller, which can be placed on a nightstand or hung over the top of the headboard, with no wires showing. Stay warm!

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