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John Morris

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6 hours ago, FlGatorwood said:

John, I know you are in southern Cal, so you may be close by a place known as Loma Linda.

Thank you so much for the research on your end Gator! I greatly appreciate it, and yes, Loma Linda is a state of the art hospital with a wonderful reputation and about 35 minutes from us, I did not know they had a special dietary division for eating organic and such, that is great to know, and I am very interested, thanks so much!

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:huh: So, I am confused now... is Loma Linda a good place or a bad place?  (At least I know it's a place:))

 

And when it comes to liver, beef liver, it was always tough - about like (I think) eating a leather belt.  I didn't mind the liver gravy so much.

Today I occasionally see it as the lunch special at the diner... I take a pass and get something else!

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1 hour ago, Cal said:

So, I am confused now... is Loma Linda a good place or a bad place?

I think Gator mistyped Cal, infamous. It's a cutting edge hospital with a great reputation.

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I apologize for the confusion.  Loma Linda popped into the national news in the early 1990's with a heart transplant from some homo sapien for a baby.  I think I remember the child being a girl.  Then I saw a commercial the other day about the place and where people there live longer than any place on earth.  That's the limit of my knowledge but I did some research that they emphasize natural diet and lifestyle.  I went to a place like it in Chattanooga, TN about 40 years ago.  It was called Wildwood something or other.  Anyway, it was good information and we made the adaption well.  Those who consume meat don't have as much trouble with vitamin B2 as your mileage grows.  Now, my wife and I both are prescribed, yes, prescribed vitamin B complex to get sufficient dosage.  At this age, often the body won't absorb it or doesn't make enough of it or something like that.  Yep, got in over my head without a vest.  Anyway, John, I hope you get treated well, get recovery and get on a road that will keep you healthy.  Blessings to you on this journey.  

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Off topic but since I mentioned Vitamin B, as you age you may need to take some.  Anyway, my wife was telling the doctor that she takes Excedrin Migraine tablets for the migraine headaches.  He told us that taking that would be less effective as time goes on.  The better solution is to take Vitamin B2, about 500 mg daily.  No another new part of the journey.  I now take it because of nerve damage to my feet.  If I were diabetic, I would ask my doctor if Vitamin B would help with feet neuropathy which is a common issue.

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@John,

I've been having abnormal blood test results which my Primary Care has tried to address with OTC supplements which did not help.  He finally referred me to a Hematologist. Sometimes you need a specialist.  Probably different reasons why doctors are hesitant or reluctant to refer you along.

The Hematologist did blood tests that the Primary Care never did.....stuff I have never heard of. Hematologist said he would check out a bunch of things and a bone marrow tap would be the very last thing he would consider. 

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@John,

Sorry to hear what you've been going through, but so glad the docs have things under control.  Going through stuff like this is certainly no fun but the upside is that you will come away with a greater appreciation of life and how fragile it can be.

Hang in there!!!!! 

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Thank you for the update, John! I have been wondering how you were doing. I am glad you are getting everything under control and are feeling better. I am happy to hear your family is there too. Not the best way to spend Father's day, but hey, do what the doctors say and you will be around for a heck of a lot more Father's days.

 

Get well, Buddy

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Thanks for giving the gang an update, John.  Rest assured that there’s a lot of prayer aimed in your  direction.  Sounds like you’ve got a great team of doctors which is a plus since TPW doesn’t have an on staff physician. 

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It is always good to hear the good news when there is some.  Sounds treatable so that is a plus.  Glad you are feeling better and hope you get home soon. 

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Glad to hear the good news John. I know the feeling when you sense death is at your doorstep. Quadruple bypass heart surgery about 11 years ago took me along that road.  It looks like you have a doctor who knows exactly what to do  to get you on the road to recovery. Take care of yourself and you'll be back in the shop before you know it. 

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Hang in there, John, and do everything they tell you to do. Homeopathic or naturopathic remedies may be OK but never as a substitute for the real meds. The wife has had cancer and heart disease over the last 17 years, so I know the ride. Stay positive in everything. :Cheer:

 

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