A Claose Call.

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fred
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A Claose Call.

Post by fred » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:20 am

Hello Friends,

Saturday, I became very weak when walking to the Peace Vigil we have here in Wolfville, N.S. I stopped in at a shop and asked them to call me an ambulance, which they did. I heard the following words, or something close to it.

"We are going to put you to sleep so we can get tubes into your lungs, Mr. Williams. We are not sure if we can wake you up again after."

I told them to do what they could and everything would be OK. Sunday morning, (I think), I woke up and was a little surprised. Several days in the ICU and under the care of some very wonderful people and I am now home again and getting stronger.

My Cat, Clawdus, is so glad to have me back, and I am trying to figure out when pills & puffers I am supposed to be taking and when. Still, young Mr. Ten as not been as lucky. Someone wanted car mirrors and was willing to kill for them. (?)

Live is so fragile here & now.

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Re: A Claose Call.

Post by Judy » Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:24 pm

My goodness Fred. Please take care and be well!

Did you find a new apartment?

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Re: A Close Call.

Post by Elizabeth » Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:34 pm

That would have been very scary, Fred!!!

Glad you are back home with Clawdus.

I recommend making up a daily schedule for pills and puffers to help you keep track of what to take when.

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Re: A Claose Call.

Post by happyheini » Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:05 pm

I am very glad that came through this one, Fred. Prompt action on your part certainly helped. Get well, albeit slowly and carefully. A big hug from Alberta. :)

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Post by kittykins » Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:38 pm

Oh my goodness Fred!! :o I'm so sorry to hear this and glad you are on the mend at home!! You take care and I think what Elizabeth recommended is a very good idea. My parents have had little books and written down everything they take in terms of medication or what they eat. They had/have a little book right at the table and document everything. Dad still keeps that up even though Mom is now gone. For her it was absolutely necessary but for Dad not as much, but it's still a good point of reference for him and his doctor.

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Re: A Claose Call.

Post by fred » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:14 pm

Thanks for all the support, I am still looking for a apt. and my lungs are now clear. i was out today in the heat and had no problems. It was pneumonia in the right lung and consumptive heart failure filled the other one with fluid, although I never went into fibrillation, it is quite irregular.
Oh yes, I have all my pills in little boxes for each day, and all my puffers in a bag. My diet has changed and I'm styling it after the hospital food which was really quite good. Yes, I know!

No ice cream, but there's frozen yogurt that is beautiful. It'a an interesting balance between enough water to allow my kidneys to remove sugar from my blood, but not enough to that clogging my lungs again.
I was down to less than 5% lung functionality/capacity when I went to the hospital.

Wouldn't have been all bad. I bet I'd get to see Denis ten skate, :D Heck I'd get to see Frick & Frack. I once saw Mr. Frick do that table position beautifully, & all the length of the Old Montreal Forum. That was sublime too. Anyway, There's time enough for that when I'm no longer here. For now you'll all have to put up with me a little longer.

noticingthe heat here inside as well. It's 80 F here and i believe that's 27.5 C. Im's no longer drinking water from the tap, I refridgerate it first and I may add a lemon to the next one. Time for puffers & evening pills. later.

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Re: A Claose Call.

Post by kittykins » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:52 pm

I'm glad you are doing so much better Fred!! :) No, please don't go anywhere!! :|

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Re: A Claose Call.

Post by fred » Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:27 am

Well, i may be hanging around for a little while. It's not as easy as it used to be, but it's quite a show. I'm doing what I can for Julian Assange these days. Later I'll be down at the Peace Vigil as I am most Saturdays.

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Re: A Claose Call.

Post by kittykins » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:20 pm

fred wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:27 am
Well, i may be hanging around for a little while. It's not as easy as it used to be, but it's quite a show. I'm doing what I can for Julian Assange these days. Later I'll be down at the Peace Vigil as I am most Saturdays.
Hopefully for a long while...enjoy your Saturday.

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Re: A Close Call.

Post by fred » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:33 am

I'm still here and in pretty good shape. They cleared out my lungs completely and I can breath much better than I have been breathing for 3 years now. I want to get on the bicycle and start exercising, but the doctor said wait until the heat & humidity subside. Otherwise I could damage my lungs. Well, I don't want to do that.

I'll havea quick look at the skating posts & then I have to get back to other things.

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Re: A Close Call.

Post by Elizabeth » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:45 pm

fred wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:33 am
I'm still here and in pretty good shape. They cleared out my lungs completely and I can breath much better than I have been breathing for 3 years now. I want to get on the bicycle and start exercising, but the doctor said wait until the heat & humidity subside. Otherwise I could damage my lungs. Well, I don't want to do that.

I'll havea quick look at the skating posts & then I have to get back to other things.
Good to hear about your improvement, Fred. Be sure to avoid exercise in the heat and humidity - that is good advice for everyone but especially those with lung "issues"!

Continue to take care & keep improving :)

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Re: A Claose Call.

Post by fred » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:30 pm

Thanks.. I've just had my "puffers" before getting ready for bed. At least one of them is a steroid, but not anabolic. Can I still compete for the Olympics? :lol:

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Re: A Claose Call.

Post by Elizabeth » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:42 pm

fred wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:30 pm
Thanks.. I've just had my "puffers" before getting ready for bed. At least one of them is a steroid, but not anabolic. Can I still compete for the Olympics? :lol:
Which event were you planning on competing in, Fred :lol:

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Re: A Claose Call.

Post by kittykins » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:50 pm

fred wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:30 pm
Thanks.. I've just had my "puffers" before getting ready for bed. At least one of them is a steroid, but not anabolic. Can I still compete for the Olympics? :lol:
Haha, cute Fred! I'm glad you're doing better!

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Re: A Claose Call.

Post by fred » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:56 pm

Oh yes. I've lost 9 pounds and 2 inches off my waist. I can easily tie my shoes again and bending over to pet the cat doesn't result in almost having a stroke from the blood pressure rush like it used to.
I was thinking of Mens Singles, but Hey! If any of you want to do pairs I could have a go. I have this idea for a throw jump that nobody has done yet and it's a good one for high rotations. :D :lol: :lol:

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Re: A Claose Call.

Post by kittykins » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:55 am

Haha...what's your secret Fred?

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Re: A Claose Call.

Post by fred » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:01 pm

Well, I can't reveal that. Then everybody will be ding it. :D :lol:

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