Husband asks: Where are my needle nose pliers?
Wife answers after a long pause: I might have sent them to Minnesota . . .
And then another looooooong pause follows with: silence!
Sometimes the logic of the moment doesn’t make sense to anyone else but oneself. Know what I mean? Hey, I was selling my jewelry business this past Fall and wanted to send along all of the tools that the new owner would need. I noted that there was a nicer pair of pliers in the tool cabinet so surely hubby-dear would agree that I should make my customer happy to have both pairs needed to successfully open and close jump rings? Besides, I did ask him about it didn’t I? He did not remember me asking him. I did not remember it exactly either. Well DeeAnn in Minnesota is happily making jewelry and that’s all that counts, right?
Well maybe not. Within a day I made sure that we picked up for my beloved, a nicer Stanley-branded pair with ergonomic, non-slip grips at Walmart. Win! Win?
We employed a similar rationale four years ago when I never really recovered from acute hepatitis. For more on that story, see the About Julie page here. It seemed the right thing to do to use an alternative technology to treat Lyme disease when a trial of antibiotics left me wretchedly ill. Sadly, the Beam Ray Rife machine hurt me, sending me into a tailspin. There would be no easy solution(s) to this complication. I developed seizure attack episodes within 3 weeks of running very short programs on the unit which exposed me to various frequencies of light and sound waves. A dozen or more local folks using their own machines noted benefits. I did not. I sold it about 1 1/2 years later with a net loss of $1500 and what has become 4 years of daily convulsive episodes. This weekend there have been 3 major and several minor wretched episodes within the last 24 hours. Lord have mercy!
As you can read in the link noted above, we have tried many different kinds of valid treatments coached by skilled practitioners. I have benefitted from taking down mold exposures and illness, mercury toxicity, Candida, parasites, and the extraction of 2 root-canaled teeth. Even so I feel like a beaten puppy! But now we know that they very likely are related to Chronic Lyme Disease requiring the use of powerful doses of IV antibiotics for many months. Seven weeks into the treatment I can tell you that there are some positive changes. Unfortunately I am having complications from the weekly IV infusions so later this week I will have a port surgically placed in my chest wall. This becomes a direct-access site without the need for sterile dressings that irritate my skin or superficial phlebitis that has plagued my forearms for about 3 weeks. (Thank the Lord that I discovered horse chestnut gel when the warm compresses did not help.) I am also hoping there won’t be any more violent episodes with the treatments. Even intramuscular injections have been exceedingly difficult. Whew!
So there ya go. A funny story, an update, and a little hope beyond the saga of late. Lord willing, I am going to get well! And when I do I might just get out my own tools here in Indiana, not Minnesota, for digging in the garden. By the way, Spring weather is forecasted for this week . Since I won’t be tethered to an IV line I can safely get a little dirt underneath my fingernails if I am up to it before the surgical procedure on Thursday. The garden pup is ready. You could say that I’ve traded the needle nosed pliers for an aluminum shovel! So let’s get to it . . .
I wonder how those carrots are doing that got left in the ground last fall? Having a little extra time in the soil should make them as sweet as candy by now dontcha know? :JJ