Wednesday, August 29, 2012


  Pushed about as far as I could, hit the wall today. It seems like this time of year I live on Prednisone and Benadryl (spelling ?). The gardens have all been out for a while now, and that ain't a bad thing, lol. Bush hogging though has begun again, and even with a bandanna covering my mouth it takes it's toll. I've learned to do it in increments. This will be the 3rd and hopefully final leg of it when I recover again, maybe 4 hours left and I'll skip the steep side of the hill. I have about 20 acres done so far. I get done with this I'll get to bless the dump truck again. I tried cussing it and that didn't work. :)

   Megan came up with a solution to a problem tonight. Most people who've had or have throat cancer have a hard time swallowing large pills, but also small. I have no idea why but small anything is a choker. Rice or stuff like that don't do well. Too stringy or too small or too smooth. The Prednisone is the hardest thing I have a problem with. Tonight Megan suggested Coconut Oil, and it worked great. It has no flavor at all. Good for you and could slide a cow out of a tree, though I've never seen a cow climb a tree. Today me and Megan just chilled, watched some TV (unusual for me), and baked mom some Sour Dough, Denise some Herb & Cheese, and me some regular white bread loaves. Denise wants me to go to the doctor, but the rotation of follow-ups start in October I think she said, I can wait. The little finger I broke I think I didn't do too well setting it, still a little tender and crooked.

  My oldest daughter Misty has started her blog and has had some hits. She wants to blog about Brandon's Autism and hopefully will find others and they can gather advice and strategies to help her and them with it. There is always strength in numbers and as prevalent as  Autism has become, many have wisdom to share. At the same time, it will let someone else know they are not alone. I think that is important in any battle because sometimes we feel so isolated and alone, even though we aren't. Battle anything long enough and you wear down.   


David said...

EXCELLENT point on coconut oil. I cannot recommend it enough. For everything! Cooking as well. Heck I know people that put a bit of it on their cereal just for the immense health benefits. You should do some research on it. It is utterly fantastic for you.

anthony7 said...

Thank David. I've done some research in the past on Coconut Oil and then lately a Dr who's husband has Alzheimer and it has made drastic improvements. I even have a Coconut Shampoo lately I've been using. Don't do much for the brain but my hair feels cleaner and it actually takes less of it.

My next thing is to bake bread and learn to do it with a lot of different flours, coconut will be one of them. Though I think that one will be more desert specific.

I've been reading up on Gluten lately and researching some of that. I seem to have hit a point of not passing so I've got to change something. I love bread so this won't be easy. :) Plus I'm tired of bleeding inside and bloating and acid reflux and if this ain't it I'll know it.

David said...

Hi Anthony,

I didn't quite understand what you said there in your last paragraph. A point of not passing? Passing what?

Also, what do you mean by bleeding inside? Is some food you're eating making you bleed?

anthony7 said...

Hi David. I seemed to have stalled in getting back to where I was., which I know ain't entirely possible, but I seem to be regressing. I think just the cold and allergies, and the bleeding through the other end are dragging me down lately. I'm not sure what it is. The one med, noninflammatory med thins the blood a lot, may that it. This is like 2 weeks now non stop. I should do what Denise says and see Schindler, but I'll wait. I'll just do the minimal until it passes. 1st nose dive I've had in a while.