Monday, June 6, 2011


Setting here inside the house escaping the heat. I've found that heat and throat don't go well together, especially with the remains of this cold. So I go out early and late to play in the garden. I've not quite got the energy or stamina that I had last year, or so it seems. Somewhere in the back of one's mind I think the threat of cancer still lurks around, perhaps worry is a better word for that.

I wonder since the lung and sinus infections comes and goes, seems I can't shake it. Then again, Denise, Misty, and Megan can't either, so maybe that is natural.I'm going to go back to the honey, a tablespoon each day and the Vit D seems to help somewhat.

I saw Charlie today and he is out and about. He is keeping his weight good and doing the fluids has helped him a lot. I should have done those when I had my chemo. He has the chemo color and little hair, said he had lost his taste as well on food and drinks. He said that he was having a hard time recovering from the second chemo. I didn't tell him but the taste thing doesn't come back all the way, or at least mine didn't.

I worked, or rather piddled, in the gardens today until it got hot and called and checked on the insurance on the houses and cars. It is a little disgusting being hit twice, but we're far better than some. So far Farm Bureau has been good, especially on the cars. The houses aren't settled, one hasn't been looked at yet by them, but I've had three contractors who have given me estimates on repairing them. The two garages are what worries me the most with the type of roofs they have. The parts room in the main garage is gone, along with I'm guessing the insulation. I had it patched from the first storm, the second one undo the patches.

So maybe that is the reason part of my energy, apart from the cold, is less. Just kind of disgusted. Just a few years ago I could have repaired all this myself. I sat and remembered designing and building it all. Back then it seemed like no big deal, and now I wonder how I did it. Good memories though, we had fun working on them. I guess this is a reminder that all we acquire here is moth and rust.


Timbo said...

Hello Anthony,
I watched the episode of "Beyond and Back" last night and was impressed by your experience. You mentioned at the end that you were not sure about the work you needed to do with your time here in this world and you talked about your blog. This blog is encouraging and inspiring - because it is real. I don't want to speak for you but I think this blog is a big part of your message. You are reaching a lot of people. Thanks.

Lori Bei Durst said...

Hi Anthony, I saw you were on again last night too although I didn't watch it. Wanted to see you again, but didn't want to watch the others. :o) Next time I will have to tape it so I can fast forward. I am glad you are doing the Vit. D3 and honey sounds good for the throat. You should look into slippery elm too. Check with the pharmacist to see if you can take with the other meds. Also, lots of water and no sodas! :o) I hate to hear about the heat and you all being miserable. We are to finally have a warm sunny day by Wed. Today was still cloudy with a bit a rain. Funny how things work. I am sure the claims will all come together and I hope you can get your roofs repaired like they were. Good memories are good to have. Fondly, Lori

anthony7 said...

Timbo, Thanks. I write as bad as I talk, maybe worse, but I still put it out there. :) I think this blog has been a huge help in all of this. I hope it helps others and I know it has helped me. Thanks, Anthony

anthony7 said...

HI Lori,

I'll try that. Denise got me some allergy pills today, but I'm thinking I've enough pills, lol. That one would make 12. I have some Slippery Elm from where I bought ingredients long ago for Eassic Tea, stuffs horrible but I truly believe it works. I'm starting some Curcumin again too, the ones that scare me. That is the ones I've gotten choked on so many times before.

I did find out why i lose my balance when I bend over today. Denise says it is one of the blood pressure pills, which makes 3 now. Surely I can come off of one. I get this weight down and maybe that will help, plus I'll carry my nitro, which I do most of the time anyway. I think it's time to start weeding out some of the meds now. I do like the anti-inflammatory though. This is the 1st time since my heart attack my arthritis has given me a break. Other than damage done at UPS, I owe it to the Lymes tick.

Anonymous said...

Hello Anthony,
I saw your story on "Beyond and Back" and felt compelled to find your blog and post this. "Dear precious, heavenly Father, I pray Anthony can feel my hands being laid upon his throat as I pray for healing. All things come from you Lord and we give you all the glory for You are the mighty healer. Your word tells us in John 14:14 that anything we ask in Your name will be given. I'm asking Lord by the authority given to me by Jesus Christ to heal Anthony from cancer. In Your holy name I pray, Amen" Please claim this prayer, Anthony, and for all who believe to surround you and place hands on you as you read this in Jesus' name giving Him all the glory. Love in Christ, June

anthony7 said...

Thank you June.