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1 minute ago, lenquixote66 said:

Thanks. Unfortunately my wife cannot pick me up from the floor.It is usually a call to family members or 911.

I once fell on a city street.I was lying and bleeding and begging passers by to help me but nobody did except for a homeless man who normally sits on a bench in the area.Now I do not have that problem because I have not been able to walk on my own in 5 years.

 

My Mom couldn't get my Dad off the floor either.  My husband and I would go over and do it.  Luckily, he never fell on a street.  That is terrible people wouldn't help you.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, reallyitsmema said:

 

My Mom couldn't get my Dad off the floor either.  My husband and I would go over and do it.  Luckily, he never fell on a street.  That is terrible people wouldn't help you.

 

 

Luckily I have a daughter and son in law living 5 minutes away from me.He has been working from home since the pandemic began and helps me a lot when my wife has to go out.

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1 hour ago, lenquixote66 said:

Today my doctor gave me a prescription for Norvasc.The side effects are headaches,dizziness and other wonderful things.I have had 36 falls.I will not likely survive another fall.My doctor said that the normal BP for people 70 and older is 150/90.

What did your husband do for his elevated BP ?

Yeah all the falls are such great fun. Mine are due to a spine that the last specialist I saw called a complicated mess. It’s not a fall that they think will kill me, but a sneeze of all things I have instability in the cervical spine, a sneeze cuts off the blood supply to my brain, they say one day it will probably rupture it and I will be dead before I hit the ground, actually other than what happens between now and then it doesn’t sound like a bad way to go.

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13 minutes ago, lenquixote66 said:

Thanks. Unfortunately my wife cannot pick me up from the floor.It is usually a call to family members or 911.

I once fell on a city street.I was lying and bleeding and begging passers by to help me but nobody did except for a homeless man who normally sits on a bench in the area.Now I do not have that problem because I have not been able to walk on my own in 5 years.

Not much fun is it, my most embarrassing was off the toilet in the shopping centre, the disabled toilet doubles as a baby change room and the door must automatically unlock after a period of time, this poor lady and her three kids walk in to find me naked from the waist down, crying my eyes out, barely able to speak (yep I had sneezed) she and security, rng an ambulance and refused to leave, even though I am pretty sure her youngest soiled their diaper, until the ambulance was there, and even then remained in the vicinity till Mrs Gut arrived, unfortunately I was in no fit state to get her details to properly thank her.

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6 minutes ago, lenquixote66 said:

Luckily I have a daughter and son in law living 5 minutes away from me.He has been working from home since the pandemic began and helps me a lot when my wife has to go out.

I doubt even my son in law could get me off the floor, all the years I spent building my self up to play football when I was already a big boy. Normally either call the ambulance, and they then call in the rescue people, or wait till I can manage to drg myself into bed.

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I consider self fortunate to be still having falls, it means I still have some mobility.

 

Probably to only negative is the comments I get from some about seeing me out of my wheelchair “the other day”. Indeed I ave at times been accused of only using the wheelchair to get preferred boarding etc. each day I use the aids I think I need to use based on how I feel that day and what I know I have ahead of my in the coming days. That can range from one walking stick, two, a walking frame or a power wheelchair. No matter how good a day I use my chair to board, how else do I get it on the ship?

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1 hour ago, GUT2407 said:

I consider self fortunate to be still having falls, it means I still have some mobility.

 

Mr. Gut from "down under",

 

Welcome to our thread 💐, and so sorry about your poor health.

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7 hours ago, A&L_Ont said:

It is gut wrenching, and we all know that feeling. 

 

So true. I feel for you and your family, you've had more than enough.

 

In the slight chance that your cousin's doctors don't know about it -- when my son's best friend was diagnosed with GB stage 4, he was given a therapy from this company --

 

https://www.novocure.com/

 

it prolonged his life for an additional 6 months, and with this poor prognosis anyhow, it's a lot -- a new therapy just may come along.

 

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8 hours ago, A&L_Ont said:


I agree. Many of us have gone through some tough times over these months.
 

Late last week my cousin, in Alberta, had a growth in his brain removed.  It tripled in size since it was discovered in late December. The surgery went well and they got most of it. That being said even with continued therapy he has been given 2 years.  
 

He isn’t barely 40 with two kids and a wife. He came out of the surgery still able to speak and has mobility.  Having lost my dad to melanoma cancer, specifically an inoperable brain tumour, I fully understand what lies ahead of them.
 

It is gut wrenching, and we all know that feeling. 

That is terribly sad news Andrew.

A friend's husband is in hospital now with a new brain tumor six and a half years after he was given 6 months to live with his first brain tumor.

Graham

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8 hours ago, lenquixote66 said:

Yes,I am home.I saw my primary care doctor and spoke to another doctor.Tomorrow I will be calling a Cardiologist.

🤞Hope the Cardiologist gives you good news.

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7 hours ago, lenquixote66 said:

I have broken more bones than I knew that I had.My falls are due primarily to the Parkinson’s.Medications to treat the disease lower the BP causing me to get dizzy and fall.

Sorry to hear Lenny.

Take care.

Best wishes 

Graham & Pauline.

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7 hours ago, GUT2407 said:

Not much fun is it, my most embarrassing was off the toilet in the shopping centre, the disabled toilet doubles as a baby change room and the door must automatically unlock after a period of time, this poor lady and her three kids walk in to find me naked from the waist down, crying my eyes out, barely able to speak (yep I had sneezed) she and security, rng an ambulance and refused to leave, even though I am pretty sure her youngest soiled their diaper, until the ambulance was there, and even then remained in the vicinity till Mrs Gut arrived, unfortunately I was in no fit state to get her details to properly thank her.

So sorry to hear what you are going through Gut.

Graham.

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7 hours ago, reallyitsmema said:

 

My Mom couldn't get my Dad off the floor either.  My husband and I would go over and do it.  Luckily, he never fell on a street.  That is terrible people wouldn't help you.

 

 

Absolutely agree.

If I ever see anyone in a similar position I always ask if I can help.

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10 hours ago, lenquixote66 said:

Thanks. Unfortunately my wife cannot pick me up from the floor.It is usually a call to family members or 911.

I once fell on a city street.I was lying and bleeding and begging passers by to help me but nobody did except for a homeless man who normally sits on a bench in the area.Now I do not have that problem because I have not been able to walk on my own in 5 years.

That is horrible.  Some people just dont know what to do and think they should not get involved.  So wrong!!

 

Reminds me of a story.  Several years ago I was forced to go to a coworkers birthday dinner.  I had felt sick all day but agreed to go for at least a drink.  I had a cocktail and nibbled on some appetizers but didnt feel well so I said I had to leave.  As I walking out the door I fainted/passed out and was laying in foyer area of restaurant.  I was told people coming in walked right over me and were told by hostess I had too much to drink.  My friends rushed to me and told the hostess I was sick not drunk and to call 911.  

I got to hospital and had a fever of 104.5 and was severely dehydrated.  Had some sort of virus.

After I felt better I went back and blasted the hostess and her boss for their behavior and lack of concern.   Never went there again.  No one at my office did either.  

I was happy to hear they went out of business 2 years later.

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11 hours ago, lenquixote66 said:

Today my doctor gave me a prescription for Norvasc.The side effects are headaches,dizziness and other wonderful things.I have had 36 falls.I will not likely survive another fall.My doctor said that the normal BP for people 70 and older is 150/90.

What did your husband do for his elevated BP ?

 

Lenny - I take 10 mg of Norvasc every morning for high BP.  When I first started taking it, I would occasionally get dizzy when standing up too quickly...especially at night when getting out of bed.  That has mostly leveled out now but I still sit on the side of the bed for a few seconds before standing up just to be careful.  The good news is that Norvasc works well for me as my BP is now normal (122/72 last checked) and I don't have any other side effects.  With less stress after retirement, focusing on eating less sodium, and slowly working my weight down, I'm hoping to work my way off any BP meds.

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11 hours ago, A&L_Ont said:

On a more positive note, we had stir fry for dinner. 

 

Andrew - What model of weather station do you have sitting on the counter?  We're looking for a new one that's not too big and doesn't overload you with too much info.  What you have looks perfect.

 

Oh yeah...the stir fry looks great!

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8 minutes ago, bobmacliberty said:

 

Lenny - I take 10 mg of Norvasc every morning for high BP.  When I first started taking it, I would occasionally get dizzy when standing up too quickly...especially at night when getting out of bed.  That has mostly leveled out now but I still sit on the side of the bed for a few seconds before standing up just to be careful.  The good news is that Norvasc works well for me as my BP is now normal (122/72 last checked) and I don't have any other side effects.  With less stress after retirement, focusing on eating less sodium, and slowly working my weight down, I'm hoping to work my way off any BP meds.

Something else that may help.  Eric was told when sits up in bed to wiggle his legs and feet around to help get circulation flowing.  He has been told compression socks help, but he refuses to wear them all the time.

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48 minutes ago, Sunshine3601 said:

That is horrible.  Some people just dont know what to do and think they should not get involved.  So wrong!!

 

Reminds me of a story.  Several years ago I was forced to go to a coworkers birthday dinner.  I had felt sick all day but agreed to go for at least a drink.  I had a cocktail and nibbled on some appetizers but didnt feel well so I said I had to leave.  As I walking out the door I fainted/passed out and was laying in foyer area of restaurant.  I was told people coming in walked right over me and were told by hostess I had too much to drink.  My friends rushed to me and told the hostess I was sick not drunk and to call 911.  

I got to hospital and had a fever of 104.5 and was severely dehydrated.  Had some sort of virus.

After I felt better I went back and blasted the hostess and her boss for their behavior and lack of concern.   Never went there again.  No one at my office did either.  

I was happy to hear they went out of business 2 years later.

 

I'm glad you went back and told them off.  That is horrible.

 

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13 hours ago, A&L_Ont said:


Thank-you. I sure hope that is the case. 

 


We haven’t had it in a while, but I have to say it was delicious.

 

Are onions like raisins🤔

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13 hours ago, A&L_Ont said:


I agree. Many of us have gone through some tough times over these months.
 

Late last week my cousin, in Alberta, had a growth in his brain removed.  It tripled in size since it was discovered in late December. The surgery went well and they got most of it. That being said even with continued therapy he has been given 2 years.  
 

He isn’t barely 40 with two kids and a wife. He came out of the surgery still able to speak and has mobility.  Having lost my dad to melanoma cancer, specifically an inoperable brain tumour, I fully understand what lies ahead of them.
 

It is gut wrenching, and we all know that feeling. 

 

I'm so sorry. Our friends daughter was 41 when she was diagnosed with glioblastoma. Cancer sucks!

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13 hours ago, A&L_Ont said:

I saw the dentist today. That went well. On a more positive note, we had stir fry for dinner. 
 

 

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I saw mine 3 weeks ago...she decided she needs to pull my upper left wisdom tooth.  Yeah...I still have three of them in me.  😮  Not sure why it needs to go this late in life...it's not decayed at all...but oh well.  She thinks it will help later on....or she just wants some extra $$.  😉 

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13 hours ago, lenquixote66 said:

Yes,I am home.I saw my primary care doctor and spoke to another doctor.Tomorrow I will be calling a Cardiologist.

 

Wishing good health thoughts to you.  Hoping good results with your cardiologist.  

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