February 2007


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For those of you who have been visiting my site for the last month…you know how I dispise the life sucking, health endangering, money grabing pharmicutical companies…this is just ONE MORE example of what they are doing to the American public…to women everywhere!

LADIES, please read and take heed…this young lady had no idea that her life was at risk…do you???
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In June 2006, Amanda Grenon, aged 25, experienced severe leg cramps and swelling that caused excruciating pain. She had recently been on the Ortho Evra Patch.

“I called my doctor and told him my symptoms but he didn’t think it was that important, said Amanda. Neither Amanda or her doctor equated the warning signs to a blood clot, or the Ortho Evra patch. “Although he didn’t have an opening, I went to his office anyway and sat in the waiting room. By the time I got there, my entire leg was swollen and purple. The nurse took one look and called the doctor – he wasn’t in the office – and she told me to go to ER right away. Luckily it was adjacent to his office.

The nurse thought it was a possible blood clot but until a Doppler was done, like an ultrasound, they couldn’t tell for sure. As soon as I got to ER a doctor told me that I had all the symptoms of a blood clot. A technician scanned my leg and sure enough, he found a massive clot. There is a main vein running down your leg and right in the groin area the clot was cutting off the blood supply to my leg, hence the discoloration.

Blood thinners were immediately injected into my stomach and by the time I left hospital, one week later, I was covered in bruises from all the injections. The doctor said I was lucky because if the clot had moved further up my vein, I might have died.

What a close call! They call blood clots the silent killer because quite often you don’t get any symptoms. In my case they started as leg cramps in September but I wasn’t hospitalized until November. My doctor told me that it takes from three to five days for a clot to develop, so in the course of several months, it developed and moved up my leg.

In September, I got a pain in my calf but I thought it was just a charley horse. My doctor thought I had low potassium so I had blood tests but they came back normal. Then I was referred to an orthopedic surgeon, thinking I might have suffered an injury. Nobody ever thought that it could have been a blood clot until I showed up at my doctor’s office in November with a purple leg.

I feel like I have been robbed of my health and I am so frustrated. I have so many medical bills already, it is ridiculous. Now I have to get blood tests every week and I will be on blood thinners for God knows how long. I am only 25 years old and these are supposed to be the best years of our lives. It is terrible to be ill; I feel so bad for all the women who are suffering from taking Ortho Evra. It isn’t right that the drug makers got so greedy and put money before our well-being.

It is beyond frustrating that drug manufacturers could do this to millions of women.

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After two or three beers…you might sleep like this…

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after 3 glases of wine…

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After a few shared bottles of wine with some friends in Mexico…

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After a few Margaritas…

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After a bottle of Tequila…

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And after an evening of 3 beers, three wines, four Kamikazes, margaritas, and that bottle of Tequila, shared with those friends in Mexico…

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Self-Help Books — Do They Help?
On the Today show this morning, I spoke with one of the teachers of The Secret, the wildly selling book and DVD that has reached number one on the New York Times Best Sellers List….these are the words of Gail Saltz…{she is not the saltz of the earth!!!}

This starts the witings of a woman who, I am sorry to say, has lost her soul… go to…

http://gailsaltz.ivillage.com/health/2007/02/selfhelp_books_do_they_help.html

It further states….

But some self-help books promote ideas that are not only not helpful — they are potentially damaging. The Secret is, according to the author and the contributing teachers, “the law of attraction” which they say means that your mind sends out vibrations that will attract like vibrations. In other words, if you think it, you will get it.

The book uses scientific words like energy, vibrations, magnetic fields, and the “expertise” of quantum physicists to state that there is a scientific basis for this idea. There is no scientific data to support the idea that ones mind can send out a vibration which will bring an external object to you or affect another person or affect a future event all by itself. This is rather the author’s idea, belief and wish. Actually, it may be many peoples’ wish. But by stating it as scientific fact and as a secret that will absolutely bring you success if you do it correctly, it is not only a misrepresentation — it could be harmful.
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MY reply was…

Thanks for the laughs you gave ME today…honesty you really cracked me up! As I am thinking…that you have thoroughly messed up with your non motivational nonsense today!

Then…when I got to your site…I see that you promote pharmaceuticals & then I better understood you! You are in with the medicine, pill pushing, dope your children & your self up…instead of being positive within, you want us to become cows and zombies…what a pompous, little twit you are! You are proof that an education doesn’t give you good sense or common logic…think before you speak, lady!

I see hundreds of posts [everywhere] blasting you for what you said but no one backing you up! Not even your own profession.

THE MIND IS A HORRIBLE THING TO WASTE…it looks like you have wasted yours…as yours is a closed vehicle!
Why don’t you look up FAITH, even blind faith, BELIEF or LOVE. Positive thought fuels all of these. Open your eyes & mind!

Smiles & world peace,
Sharon Sutley

PERHAPS… I should have not used the TWIT word…but it was the only one that came to mind that was with in the bounds of polite society!

Perhaps you should go there and see what others are saying…I DID!

Ps…look at the negative body language…very closed off…need I say more????

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Today I went on a “Wild Toad Ride” with a girl friend…and her two children!

Now that was an adventure…we went to Jacksonville Florida which is about 1.5 hours drive each way, from our starting point.

We got back 6.5 hours later and didn’t stop for food or bathroom breaks…now don’t get me wrong I did squeeze one bathroom break in there! LOL

So, if you are doing the math…3 hour trip…which became a 6.5 hour trip…you probably have figured out…that it was the blonde leading the blonde!

We did get lost a few times…BUT we where listening to some great motivational tapes!

HOWEVER, unlike men we stopped for directions. Four times, if I can remember correctly. I still can’t figure out why the air conditioning man on top of a very low gas station wouldn’t answer our pleas of “hey, you on the roof…Hey Mister…we need directions…can you helpppppppp us????” LOL

…between the Old McDonald had a farm songs…the 100 bottles of choclate milk on the wall song and 4 chapters of the book “Think and Grow Rich” …which the children fell asleep on…so there is a good lesson parents…you want those kids out like a light…read adult educational or self improvement books to them and sub conciously they will learn something valuable and not even know it!

Well, I drove there and she drove back…thru the rain going 70 miles an hour…hense the reason…I call it the “Wild Toad Ride.” Thank goodness she is a good driver. I only had 3 mild heart attackes and I did offer to replace the front floor board that/where I pushed thru to the asphault…thinking there was a break down there.

Actually I had a good time and was able to see a good friend. BUT, now I know why Gods’ grand plan did not include me having children…I just don’t have the energy or the patience!

Mothers out there in the world, I SALUTE YOU…you are a better person then I could ever hope to be! I give you my respect on this one!

My suggestion is…children or not…never turn down a “Wild Toad Ride!” Momments and laughter with a friend, can never be replaced or equaled!

Death on Vacation…what to do???

During their vacation and while they were visiting Jerusalam, George’s mother-in-law died.

With death certificates in hand, George went to the American Consulate Office to make arrangements to send the body back to the states for proper burial.

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The Consul, after hearing of the death of the mother-in-law told George that the sending of a body back to the states for burial is very, very expensive. It could cost as much as $5,000.00.

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The Consul continues, in most cases the person responsible for the remains normally decides to bury the body here. This would only cost $150.00.

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George thinks for some time and answers, “I don’t care how much it will cost to send the body back; that’s what I want to do.”

The Consul, after hearing this, says, “You must have loved your mother-in-law very much consdering the difference in price.”

“No, it’s not that,” says George. “You see, I know of a case from many years ago of a person that was buried here in Jerusalem. On the third day he rose from the dead! I just can’t take that chance.”

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In case you haven’t figured it out…I see pharmacuticals as an EVIL!
Insurance companies and HMO’s right up there with them. So, here’s a cute little diddy for you to think about…

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HMO Q&A
Q. What does HMO stand for?
A. This is actually a variation of the phrase, ‘Hey, Moe!’ Its roots go back to a concept pioneered by Dr. Moe Howard of “The Three Stoogies ” who discovered that a patient could be made to forget about the pain in his foot if he was poked hard enough in the eyes.

Q. I just joined an HMO. How difficult will it be to choose the doctor I want?
A. Just slightly more difficult than choosing your parents. Your insurer will provide you with a book listing all the doctors who were participating in the plan. These doctors basically fall into two categories those who are no longer accepting new patients, and those who will see you but are no longer part of the plan.

But don’t worry, the remaining doctor who is still in the plan and accepting new patients has an office just a half-day’s drive away and that diploma from a small Caribbean Island is very fresh.

Q. Do all diagnostic procedures require pre-certification?
A. No. Only those you need.

Q. What are preexisting conditions?
A. This is a term used by the grammatically challenged when they want to talk about existing conditions. Unfortunately, we appear to be pre-stuck with ‘pre and now’ meaning the same.

Q. Can I get coverage for my preexisting conditions?
A. Certainly, as long as they don’t require any treatment.

Q. What happens if I want to try alternative forms of medicine?
A. You’ll need to find alternative forms of payment.

Q. My pharmacy plan only covers generic drugs, but I need the name brand. I tried the generic medication, but it gave me a stomach ache. What should I do?
A. Poke yourself in the eye.

Q. What if I’m away from home and I get sick?
A. You really shouldn’t do that.

Q. I think I need to see a specialist, but my doctor insists he can handle my problem. Can a general practitioner really perform a heart transplant right in his office?
A. Hard to say, but considering that all you’re risking is the $10 CO-payment, there is no harm giving him a shot at it.

Q. Will health care be any different in the next century?
A. No. But if you call right now, you might get an appointment by then.

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