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This is Swampsniper's Daughter (Update at # 195, he's home)

Posted on 07/27/2013 6:04:05 PM PDT by Mary Litwin

Swampsniper is in the hospital. We called 911 this morning at 1AM. He is OK for the most part. Just really scared us. He is in room 4023 in Flagler here locally. He asked me to let you know what was going on. He should be coming home soon, and I may have over-reacted but I'd rather err on that side of caution in this case.


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To: Mary Litwin; SWAMPSNIPER

Thanks for starting this thread Mary.


201 posted on 07/29/2013 6:16:38 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I’m glad you’re back. I love the pictures you put up. I have windows8 also and it is different. One thing that helped me was [f you run your cursor down in the lefthand corner where the icon for the metro screen comes up. Right click and a menu comes up with a lot of the useful stuff on it, File explorer, task manager, control panel etc, etc.


202 posted on 07/29/2013 6:37:38 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If global warming exists I hope it is strong enough to reverse the Big Government snowball)
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To: Mary Litwin; All
Just downloaded "classic shell", my win 8 now looks almost like win xp, got a start button and everything. I will hammer it until it works!

Looks like I will be around in fits and starts, too wired to really relax.

203 posted on 07/29/2013 8:51:23 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER; Mary Litwin

Good to hear from you! Hope you are doing better.


204 posted on 07/29/2013 8:54:03 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

I think I’m at the point where stuff wears out faster than I can grow it. It is a humbling experience.


205 posted on 07/29/2013 9:24:12 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Isn’t it funny how the body we carelessly ride through life becomes our ever more fragile connection to it?


206 posted on 07/29/2013 9:34:41 PM PDT by papertyger (Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be broken....)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Very good news that you’re back home! Prayers answered. More on their way. Keep us posted!


207 posted on 07/29/2013 9:55:56 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Glad you are back all sassy and such. Can hardly wait till you get your sense of humor back. ;)


208 posted on 07/30/2013 1:11:40 AM PDT by amom
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To: IncPen

see post 195


209 posted on 07/30/2013 1:16:20 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Glad you’re back!


210 posted on 07/30/2013 1:37:24 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER; MestaMachine

Gees Louise. I am a piker compared to you and Mesta. So are all in this house, save one.

I hydrate myself every ding dong day. All day long until about 9 pm. Just to keep any kidneys from complaining. I have wondered whether doing that may keep gout away...all that uric acid, etc. Doing this is a pain for restaurants, though.


211 posted on 07/30/2013 2:26:05 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
REALLY tickled to see you back on here Swampy. I'm also glad you got Windows 8 into an operable condition, LOL. We old geezers don't like change for the sake of change! Crossing my fingers that my computer with Windows 7 lasts forever.

Take good care of yourself my FRiend. Great to have you back.

212 posted on 07/30/2013 4:44:03 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Now that’s an “Unnngh” moment if I ever heard one!
Good to see you’re okay!
And that the pets weren’t plotting against you.
(Mine do, hence why I pondered that.)


213 posted on 07/30/2013 7:10:47 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER; Mary Litwin

214 posted on 07/30/2013 7:27:38 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Thank God you're at your earthly home. When I saw the update at post #195 on the headline, I thought it meant "eternal home".

Big sigh of relief over here in Texas.

215 posted on 07/30/2013 11:14:23 AM PDT by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

God bless you brother, glad you are back.


216 posted on 07/30/2013 11:15:39 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

You have a lot left to do here before you go!

Thanks for all your hard work.


217 posted on 08/01/2013 6:21:28 AM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain; All
Things are getting strange.

I did some research last night, ALL the problems that landed me in the hospital this time are side effects from prescribed drugs, Enalapril and hydrochlorothiazide. Looking back I've been going downhill for months, major leg cramps, muscle pains all over and my lung therapy wasn't really effective.

When I got to the ER my kidney function was 15%, severe gout, couldn't walk, dehydrated and anemic to the point they gave me 2 units of blood as soon as they could get it.

I'm off of both drugs, last night I had the first pain free night of good sleep I've had in months, I can walk around and I'm actually feeling almost good sometimes.

When I checked out Monday my doctor told me to make an appointment for next week, I called this morning and he doesn't work there anymore! I had a near scene with him on Monday, he didn't want me to leave the hospital but I raised Hell Army style and he signed me out, and that is good because I was leaving no matter what he said.

Now I really suspect he was in CYA mode, he was in a panic state.

I never liked the idea of researching every prescription as soon as I got it, don't want my head to influence the results, but now I wish I had checked out the side effects, I could have spared myself a lot of pain.

218 posted on 08/01/2013 7:16:25 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
I am so glad you are doing better. I can relate to your problem. My husband is 78 years old, has had double bypass, diabetes, 2nd stage kidney disease. He takes about 10 to 12 prescriptions a day. He does NOT feel good. When ever he goes to a doctor (he has 3), they will take him off one pill and give him 2 more.

Yesterday he was feeling awful I took his blood pressure and it was 86/46. Too many blood pressure meds!

That is the bad side, on the good side, no one in his family has ever lived to be 78! Every day is a blessing.

219 posted on 08/01/2013 7:31:24 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

My BP was almost gone when I got to the ER, they had to insert a catheter in my carotid for the transfusion, it was the only thing they could find.


220 posted on 08/01/2013 7:35:14 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Did they take you off of any meds?


221 posted on 08/01/2013 7:39:44 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

I’m down to just a few, SIL took a bunch to the fire dept. for disposal.


222 posted on 08/01/2013 9:00:18 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Polypharmacy is no fun.

Glad you’re doing much better now!


223 posted on 08/01/2013 9:08:07 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes
When I called to make an appointment this AM and they told me that the doctor was no longer associated with the group it really set off my alarm bells. I am trying really hard not to get too pissed off until I know more.

As I said earlier, I am in a lot less pain than I have been for months, pain had become a normal thing in my life, leg cramps from Hell, just achy all over, 27/7.

224 posted on 08/01/2013 9:21:19 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

You might have been the last straw. Or he’s making himself scarce in case you’re kin to any lawyers.


225 posted on 08/01/2013 9:25:07 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Mary Litwin
Prayers for 100% perfect functioning for you....also for your computer, LOL.

Egrets Up !

Leni/MinuteGal
(Florida)

226 posted on 08/01/2013 9:49:32 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Blessings, SS. Glad you’re feeling better. Sounds like the computer issues may be working themselves out, as well.


227 posted on 08/02/2013 7:14:59 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Mary Litwin

I want to be kept in the loop, so I’m GLAD you told us!!!!


228 posted on 08/03/2013 2:13:06 PM PDT by Shimmer1 ("What a poor, ignorant, malicious, short-sighted, crapulous mass." John Adams)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Blessing that you are home and back on FR. Now for some advice from a nurse.
1. Many doctors one pharmacy. If you have to use two, make sure that the the immediate pharmacy knows about all of your medications that you take, even the over the counter stuff.

2. Cherries work great to rid your body of uric acid.

3. Make yourself a medical information sheet. On it place your name, address, phone number ICE (In Case of Emergency) name and phone number, Allergies, Conditions, Doctor List, Surgeries, and Medications with the amount and why you take them. Carry one copy in your wallet and one should be entrusted with a family member. When my mom or husband get a trip to ER I product this sheet. More than one triage nurse has pledged their love for me upon receiving this information. It make their job easy and eliminates 99% of errors of information, especially meds. Then all they have to ask is if the patient has eaten and what is the current situation.

Continued prayers for healing and good heal.


229 posted on 08/04/2013 5:36:57 PM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (Our military does not kill babies, those that commit abortion kill babies.)
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

Excellent advice on the Medic Alert card.

For my dad I printed a foldable credit card size with all the info you named plus a big red cross and bold medic alert on cover with his name, insurance numbers and ICE, inside primary and cardio Dr info, surgical history and meds list. Laminated several copies, wallet, neck chain, and car visor clip-on. Served him very well in severe multi-car pile up when he was unconcious. Cardio implant and blood thinner note was in bold.

And as you said EMTs and OR nurses and Drs really appreciated the quick, concise detailed info when minutes count with cardiac conditions.


230 posted on 08/04/2013 6:03:04 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

Excellent advice on the Medic Alert card.

For my dad I printed a foldable credit card size with all the info you named plus a big red cross and bold medic alert on cover with his name, insurance numbers and ICE, inside primary and cardio Dr info, surgical history and meds list. Laminated several copies, wallet, neck chain, and car visor clip-on. Served him very well in severe multi-car pile up when he was unconcious. Cardio implant and blood thinner note was in bold.

And as you said EMTs and OR nurses and Drs really appreciated the quick, concise detailed info when minutes count with cardiac conditions.


231 posted on 08/04/2013 6:03:06 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Covenantor

he is also apparently posting again

if that is him


232 posted on 08/04/2013 6:06:23 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I just happened on this thread..I was at my daughter’s when you became so ill.
Thank God in heaven you are feeling so much better and are ALIVE!!.
You have blessed me with your beautiful photography.
Prayers for continued recovery, Swampsniper.
(All this and computer loss, too..Hang in there!)


233 posted on 08/10/2013 10:16:35 PM PDT by MEG33
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