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Comment by Plinius on April 26, 2015 at 11:31pm

I found the hallucinations from opiate painkillers bad enough - I can't understand how people can become addicted to them.

Comment by Michael Penn on April 26, 2015 at 7:19pm

Sometimes a plain warm water enema can take the place of a laxative and it need not be invasive. Just use a hot water bottle hanging up high in the shower and let gravity do the flow. Try that twice and no laxative is needed. Any person trying to strain or force is doing thier body harm.

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on April 26, 2015 at 6:18pm
I think whenever opiates are given, a laxative should be considered immediately. It is not always needed, but life threatening constipation happens a lot. Hallucinations snd falls are common. People dont understand how dangerous constipation can be.

I used to make my own yogurt. It's really easy. Maybe I should start again. I have not tried straining it Greek style. It would be less sour then.

Despite my paternal family's pride in all things German - or because of it - I don't care for a lot of German foods. I do love sauerkraut. I should make more of that, too! And when I get some time I still want to create some lentil or garbanzo braunsweiger.
Comment by Joan Denoo on April 26, 2015 at 4:55pm

Daniel, I appreciate your concern. I have no plan at this time for bone strengthening. I see my primary physician in Spokane tomorrow and a new doctor, an orthopedic physician, on May 5.

In the meantime, I am doing exercises to increase my arm and hand strength. Because of my immobilized broken left arm I could not hold a glass or cup. Today, I carried my glass of prune juice to the dining room; at noon, I held my coffee mug firmly and made it to the table. Laura stood next to me in case I needed help. I free her up more each day.

My normal routine is a daily Vitamin D at 1000 IU. I have my pills and can keep them going. My normal routine is a serving of yogurt daily. I prefer Greek, unflavored, too. Thanks, Daniel, for reminding me. Have you ever made your own? I haven't. I buy ready-made yogurt from a company that is GMO-free, and no hormones,  i.e. genetically engineered hormone rBGH, also called rBST. Some Tillamook products are rBGH and rBST free. We read the labels. 

The whole family reads labels and follows guidelines via research. None of us watch TV or follow companies' propaganda.

When I left the ER in Spokane, I had pain relief. We picked up an Rx for pain and drove to Newport. I took three pills, was constipated and in ever increasing pain until I was admitted to Newport hospital. The pain Rx turned out to be oxycodone. It now has an allergy notice at my pharmacy. I will never knowingly take it again.

Laura said she saw me failing so fast it alarmed her and she called Craig if he wanted to see me alive again. That hose saved me emotionly if not physically.

I believe in conservative strategies, but there is a time to go for the medical advancements. The people of Newport consist of farmers and loggers. The medical system reflects the community.


orthopedic doctorsurgeon.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 26, 2015 at 3:49pm

Randy. love your reports, both of them! I just shared your "pancake lasagna" with salmon and spinach" with Laura and Larry. they both like the idea and we will try it.

A disappointment about the Hofbrau Haus surprises me. German tavern food is usually out of this galaxy.  "Brotzeit" plate of cold cuts & cheeses," "Potato soup," "Spaetzle noodles with melted cheese," and Sauerbraten". Of course beer, althoughI can't drink alcohol now, there are non-alcoholic beers. I love German beers. Also, freshly made pretzels. 

Your sister sounds like she needs a little growing up, Her pity potty provides her with an opportunity to live happier and healthier. If she does not realize that, she could go to her grave with that dysfunction.

"pancake lasagna" with salmon and spinach

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on April 26, 2015 at 8:15am
Joan, I'm so releived. Thank you for the update. I know you are so resourceful and intelligent, and have a caring family who you raised, so you are in the best of hands. I hope there is a plan to strengthen your bones. On the food aspect, with a good serving of calcium like milk, or yogurt, every day. Vitamin D usually at 1000 IU daily.

I cant tolerate milk but need dairy for the phosphorus. Greek yogurt works well for me. I have it at toom temp, smoother and more flavor that way.

Im guessing the bowel stasis was due to opiate pain medication. Most of the opiates do that. Codeine is milder with pain but worse with bowel stasis. Tramadol has the pain management level of codeine but is better with bowels for most people. After my gastrectomy they kept pushing oxycodone and dilaudid on me but I kept them to a minumum because The weird dreams, mental fogginess, and constipation were so bad

Randy, the cruise sounds great. I as on Norwegian Cruise last fall. They had good food and no problem accomodating me as a vegetarian. I never had to state it, there were always choices available.

Pierogies for everyone! I like mine with tomato sauce and Romano cheese. Not traditional, but they are so good!
Comment by Randall Smith on April 26, 2015 at 6:54am

Permit me to amend my cruise ship food analyses. I should have been more positive, less critical. We did have "theme" meals (dinner), albeit not what I expected. Breakfast was pretty much the same every day--no biggie. Lunch was fantastic, almost dinner like. Soups were great. Lots of fruit offered. And I had a "pancake lasagna" with salmon and spinach that was out of this world. But that was in a restaurant. I guess my last meal at the Hofbrau Haus soured my overall impressions. 

I might mention that my sister, a vegan (more or less), had difficulty finding edible foods. But she liked to play the martyr, receiving sympathy from others. She never complained--just suffered in silence, sort of. I caught her "cheating" several times. I ignored her.

Comment by Plinius on April 26, 2015 at 1:47am

Not what I meant! I could avoid you, but I'd rather not.

Comment by Plinius on April 26, 2015 at 12:45am

You're right Joan, what cannot be avoided must be endured, but I'm glad you're on the mend and back!

Thanks for the quonset link, Sk8eycat - I think I've seen one years ago, but never fitted as a house. Roomy enough, I think.

Comment by sk8eycat on April 26, 2015 at 12:34am

Awww, c'mon!  You were saying the same thing the other day.


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