I think I’d rather be the Arnold, “I’m back!” than the George Costanza, “I’m back!”
Still, Your Only Concern is…
The only thing that you should concern yourself with is that my sickness is ended, my work is beginning to get caught up, and I’ve got a ton of posts ready to give to the world!
Me and C. Diff.
In one 20-day period, during the worst of it, I lost 18 pounds. Friends, that is no way to shed a few pounds for the holidays.
I don’t consider myself a victim too often, but for two and a half months I was a victim of the medical establishment, solely responsible for giving me the dreaded C. Diff. disease that 14,000 Americans die from annually and the number is rising fast. Its origin comes from an overuse of antibiotics.
Not my use of antibiotics either. The genesis of my C. Diff. appears to be spread through improper food handling, culminating in an October 19, 2015 inculcation of fierce stomach upsets that only got worse and worse. Although it was the food handler’s actual spread, C. Diff. wouldn’t exist if doctors didn’t over-prescribe medicine instead of working to find causes and offer cures instead of throwing expensive medicine at people without testing.
Note: I never accept antibiotics unless the doctor first performs a CBC blood test to find out if what I have is bacterial or viral. You don’t want antibiotics for a cold, for example, and the CBC test will make it clear. I strongly suggest you do the same. If your doctor refuses to give the test first, refuse to pay him and go somewhere else.
Of all the people who sent me well-wishes, only one person was flippant about my being sick and that was a… <wait for it…> a medical doctor who said, “Maybe you shouldn’t go to doctors anymore!”
Yes, as I am on my possible death bed, that was fun to read. Thanks “Doctor.”
Listen, the haughty medical practices that you support gave this to me. Why don’t you and your cronies fix it and stop being liable for 14,000 deaths each year?
Grudge? Heavens No
I truly don’t hold a grudge, especially to that doctor friend. My words above are the least he and his entire industry deserve, however. Like public school teachers, doctors are given far more esteem than they deserve for the most part in society. It’s time to be realistic about the role they play for both good and for bad and to hold them accountable.
Plus, when I used the term “death bed” above, it was only a slight exaggeration as my wife Jayne will attest after one long weekend when I went from extreme high temperatures to hours of under-temp chilling with runaway shakes, over and over. She was concerned and I was too.
Hello Wellness, My Old Friend!
Typically, I’m the epitome of health. My writings promote preventive maintenance, extremely healthy eating habits, and my life generally reflects that. Yes, I actually a victim by definition, but I’m well now.
So get ready for the wisdom you’ve all come to expect on a routine basis.
I’m back baby, I’m back!