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Message 1334068 - Posted: 2 Feb 2013, 20:33:04 UTC - in response to Message 1333987.
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Oh and something been going around that has flu like symptoms, no wonder I felt like I was half dead, I probably gave it to the manager or maybe not, that's hard to tell.


It's that annoying time of year now isn't it? Soon be Spring though Vic. That brief period that you will be able to enjoy the sunshine, before it becomes searing desert heat!

How true Andy, temps are in the 60's now in the daytime and in the 40's at night, the manager did note that I looked stronger since She'd last seen Me, I think She's in Her 70's, even though She's sick She seems to be holding Her own. Heat will be retreat inside during the day and come out after dark, soon the coolers will need to be serviced, the water lines will have to be cleared possibly of any deposits, new pads and maybe pumps, the hard water here kills pumps after a year. Black plastic water lines are better than clear junk, clear lines promote algae growth which clogs the water lines.

But We're drifting off topic. So I'll just say I don't like being sick, I'm just hoping it's nothing beyond one bad tooth, which even if it's saveable will have to be pulled, Denti-Cal only supports removal, not filling and does not support Dentures since 2009... Those two would have to come out of My pocket and that's a mighty shallow pocket, all thanks to Republicans in previous years.
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Message 1334101 - Posted: 2 Feb 2013, 22:55:53 UTC

Here's something, I stopped using salt on My eggs, now My feet aren't as swollen, so now My shoes are easier to put on, although eventually I might get a pair of 11.5 4E shoes, in black of course, I'm wearing 11 4E shoes now.
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Message 1334201 - Posted: 3 Feb 2013, 8:19:49 UTC - in response to Message 1334101.

Here's something, I stopped using salt on My eggs, now My feet aren't as swollen, so now My shoes are easier to put on, although eventually I might get a pair of 11.5 4E shoes, in black of course, I'm wearing 11 4E shoes now.


Have you had your blood pressure checked recently? I too have had to cut out salt for similar reasons. There is already salt in virtually anything that is processed, so you certainly don't need it added into your diet elsewhere. Sure it tastes nice, but it's really not good for you if it's surplus to requirements.

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Message 1334210 - Posted: 3 Feb 2013, 9:13:14 UTC - in response to Message 1334201.

Here's something, I stopped using salt on My eggs, now My feet aren't as swollen, so now My shoes are easier to put on, although eventually I might get a pair of 11.5 4E shoes, in black of course, I'm wearing 11 4E shoes now.


Have you had your blood pressure checked recently? I too have had to cut out salt for similar reasons. There is already salt in virtually anything that is processed, so you certainly don't need it added into your diet elsewhere. Sure it tastes nice, but it's really not good for you if it's surplus to requirements.

Yeah whenever I go to the Doctor. I do find that having the shoes go on or come off of My feet easier, there is still some swelling, maybe that will go away, if that doesn't go, then that's tolerable at least. I could go back to frozen veggies, instead of what I'm currently eating, but then My electric bill would go up as I cook them in the microwave and not on the stove, I've got to get a 2qt-3qt pan for that, some of the ones I have now are nearly worthless, the cooler here make heating anything on the stove harder to do with low to medium flame, so a high flame is the only real answer, which case I need to the right pan for the job and yeah I know which one, I've just been doing this or that and not everything can fit in a tight budget and cooking in the oven didn't require much beyond the cookie sheets that I already own, so the pan wasn't needed right away, kind of like buying an extra freezer, I'm short of capacity, only cause I have a small refrigerator, an 18cuft refridge in fact, but that's what fits here.

You wouldn't believe what I found out about toothaches(or maybe You would), their linked to the teeth for one and to, lets see Sinus infections, colds, flu, heart problems, diabetes(I don't have that thankfully), sensitive teeth(I've had that). Today I was able to eat on My right side of My mouth while eating dinner, the side that had hurt since I'd gotten a cold, why? I ate some ice cream, usually that might cause pain I've read, weird. Even hard ant-acid tablets don't produce any pain now, I'm still going to the dentist on Tuesday, the Dentist can xray the teeth, then I'll know if their is a real problem or just to go home, sigh. Not like I want a tooth removed if it doesn't need to come out, that would be silly, otherwise if a tooth needs pulling, oh well, there goes one more. Right now My stomach is upset, which is why I'm up at this hour, there is something there in the stomach does not like being digested, this is usually related to sinus drainage and this I've been told has happened to Me since I was 3 years old, this is almost a curse, but I know how to fight back, ant-acid tablets and when I can blowing My nose, funny thing is someone had to remind Me to do that, now no one is around anymore to remind Me and I do that anyway.
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Message 1334351 - Posted: 3 Feb 2013, 18:49:03 UTC

Tuesday I'll be off to the Dentist, with a small piece of material for the Dentist to see that came out of My mouth, it's from the back of a lower incisor, I may need to have a tooth removed there and I'll lose some of My bite and there will be no replacement, not unless the replacement costs less then $336.84 next month and that amount isn't guaranteed, since 2009 state law says except for tooth removal, all replacement costs are to be out of a patients own shallow pocket and forget financing, I've no credit score, sigh....
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Message 1334354 - Posted: 3 Feb 2013, 18:51:19 UTC

AAARRRGGHHH! The Dentist...Good luck Victor!
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Message 1334372 - Posted: 3 Feb 2013, 19:18:50 UTC - in response to Message 1334354.

AAARRRGGHHH! The Dentist...Good luck Victor!

Thanks, I've been to the Dentist before, it's not something I dread, I'd rather be able to eat and being toothless and unable to eat isn't appealing to Me, but to some in 2009 I guess it was....
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Message 1335024 - Posted: 6 Feb 2013, 1:20:19 UTC
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Ok I see We're back and I'm back from Dr Zalman the Dentist, One tooth had a cavity, it was one that had been filled about 40 years back, I was told a root canal was $550.00 & a filling would be $80.00 or $630.00 total, the root canal was needed or no filling could be done, so I had the tooth pulled instead, also My other teeth just need cleaning at $450.00 which can be split into two parts, upper & lower for $225.00 each and that I can wait until July on that, that's what I was told, also was prescribed for pain & such some pills and told soft foods only for a bit, ice cream is ok I was told. I can't eat anything until the bleeding fully stops, maybe another 10 minutes. Doctor Zalman got His degree from USC in Los Angeles CA, He had the tooth out before I knew it or felt it too.
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Message 1335120 - Posted: 6 Feb 2013, 7:42:21 UTC
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I got the bleeding to stop and I'm taking the pills that My Dentist prescribed for Me, one type for pain(tablet only to be taken while in pain) and the other type to be taken until empty(capsule). Oh and the rest of My mouth is ok I'm told. Yay!!!

So the Dentist is for the moment taken care of, it was explained that some thick buildup on My teeth does need to be removed, I've knocked off some 3 pieces,but I can do no more with My finger nails, the thickest is on 2 lower incisors on the back side of those 2 teeth, being in Barstow I'll just have to call around, as $450 for the whole mouth or $225 for each jaw(upper or lower) has been said to be a bit high....

The Staff and the environment(the aquarium and the office in general), not to mention the Dentist(USC Alumni) are very good as the Dentist injected Me once and had the tooth out with some wiggling and a pull, I didn't feel a thing and the nurses did a good job too, lots of encouragement from them, nice. The tooth had been filled about 40 years ago, they were amazed that the tooth had lasted as long as it did, I did try, their on Amory Rd off of Barstow Rd(If You see a Tank on the right, turn around and hang a left, after the freeway).

Oh and for a bit I can't eat any hard food, no chips or crackers and no soda, but ice cream any other soft food is ok, something to do with swelling on the ice cream....

I'm putting off going to the Doctor a for a Day or so, but then between a Dentist, installing 2 New tires plus rotating the old good tires with the 2 New ones and FedEx delivering 1500 packets of Sweet and Low Sweetener from Amazon, plus I'm working on the PC still, I'll get there, just not this week, and I'm not so sure I trust My driving under prescription pain killing pills. And yes I'm tired....

OTS: The Dentists Office has a smaller Aquarium than what My Doctor or I have(the Dentist has what looks like an 80 gallon aquarium), they both have fish, I lack a good stable base as the floor here is weak fiberboard, what I need is some carpet, plastic and some custom cut marine plywood for support, about 1" thick I think, 100 gallons of water could break the floor here if not properly supported across the at least 2 floor joists.
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Message 1335223 - Posted: 6 Feb 2013, 20:14:56 UTC

Why not hold off on the PC work until your other issues are resolved??
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Message 1335292 - Posted: 6 Feb 2013, 23:31:37 UTC - in response to Message 1335223.
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Why not hold off on the PC work until your other issues are resolved??

Cause it's already done, it was just installing an extension named noscript for the Firefox browser and sweeping the PC for malware before I forgot about it, at one point I found a trojan-horse virus, noscript is now at work, getting sites to work and not effect other ones isn't easy and the medicine I'm taking Makes Me drowsy, but then I just woke up from a nap. I'm taking clindamycin and acetaminophen-cod. Pic has been edited for privacy, hopefully it's enough editing.


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Message 1335320 - Posted: 7 Feb 2013, 0:59:31 UTC

I got these 3 flakes off a tooth or two, to get more off on My own I'll have to spend about $7.88 on ebay for a dental pick and mirror. This is as sharp as I could get the picture.

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Message 1335925 - Posted: 8 Feb 2013, 21:57:49 UTC - in response to Message 1327757.

See the doctor about the very low possibility for checks on bowel or colon cancer. That would explain the rectal bleeding.

I had the same over 5 years ago, and my brother had the same (family history). They found colon cancer and surgically removed 17" of the colon. In my case there was lots of benign polyps that were removed.

They keep checking me every three years.


I can't see why Medi-Cal won't help, I have it myself. They are slow to get going but they came through. At first they turned me down but came back later and said ok.

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