Friday, November 16, 2007


I haven't been insured since my mother dropped me from hers when I got married at age 20, that year I had a baby by Cesarean, gall bladder surgery and a massive stroke that left me with brain damage, I was barely employable most of my life and NEWSFLASH!!!!people with minimum wage heavy physical jobs don't get medical insurance as part of their benefit package. Not only are we undervalued, and expected to work-literally-until we drop[ I could tell you stories-being locked in a factory while machinery burns so we won't go home-after being injured on the job not being allowed to file a 'claim', more....], but we are quickly disposed of when times are a little rough.

Even though I began to be suspicious of the pharma-solutions so prevalent in therapies, I still attended on the doctors and took their advice for a long time.
But without any insurance, It became necessary to go to alternative ways of maintaining health. I started buying the Rodale books on healing cures and herbs that weren't terribly costly and readily available. There were many wonderful hints in there on causes and preventions of many conditions.

This really helped me and I was able to stay away from costly medical help. since then I've seen more and more clues, and have cleaned up my diet, but you know all that.

Here's another thing. Did you know that people without insurance are charged extra for medical supplies and medicines? It's true, Insulin for one costs much more to the consumer than to the insurance company. I get mine for free. Lately I'm also getting my test strips for free too, and there are programs for gettuing a better rate for needles, but I will probably not avail myself of that.

Just yesterday in the mail I got 50 test strips and a new meter[accu-check active] by Fedex from Accu-check. We've also ordered another 100 free test strips from Ascensia contour[Bayer].

Here are some phone numbers to get information on getting a new meter and or test strips:
For Roche diagnostics that sells the Accu-check meters and test strips call
877-757-6243 or 800-830-9049 or 800-285-4484 Ask about the Accucheck active.

For the ascencia made by Bayer call 1-800-998-9180 or 800-348-8100 or 800-468-0894 ask them for their free testing supplies for diabetes. I'd ask first if they are still offereing it. These programs can change at any time.

Some programs require that you obtain a prescription from your doctor, I go to a local free clinic.

Here is a wonderful site to find help in buying your prescriptions, I get my INSULIN FOR FREE! It is Lilly drug company.

Those of us who have spent our lives pretty poor have had to develop techniques to live better and longer.

If you have any problems you can write to me

I get my supplements the cheapest and best from the following companies:
I'm taking CellPower™ yes, you can get this slightly cheaper at your health food store, my local one is 15 miles away and gas is $3.99.9 a gallon here.
~Glutathione-the master antioxidant is a great helper to counteract many diabetic complications.
~4 essential minerals for diabetics
I could take the ones from Family Dollar at $1.00 each but they are made in China, and have fillers and yeasts and other stuff, not good in them.
~SELENIUMhelps immune system,fights infection and aids circulation
~MAGNESIUMhelps to relax you, aids stress and muscle relaxing
~CHROMIUMimproves insulin sensitivity, and helps lower blood sugar.
~ZINC especially to help you heal.
~coconut oil for weight loss, EFA balance

Which incidentally is another fungi-cide and energy booster.



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Recently the New Orleans Times Picayune newspaper reported that a Cajun amateur archaeologist, having dug to a depth of 10 meters, found traces of copper wire dating back 100 years, and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 100 years ago.

Not to be outdone by the Cajuns, in the weeks that followed Texas scientists dug to a depth of 20 meters. Shortly after, headlines in the Dallas Morning News read: "Texas archaeologists have found traces of 200-year old copper wire, and have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network 100 years earlier than the Cajuns."

One week later, the Daily Oklahoman reported: "After digging as deep as 30 meters in wheat fields near Watonga, Bubba Williams, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing. Bubba has therefore concluded that 300 years ago, Oklahomans were already using wireless."
All animals are equal but some animals are more
equal than others.
-- George Orwell, "Animal Farm"

I can think of nothing more boring for the
American people than to have to sit in their living
rooms for a whole half hour looking at my face on
their television screens.
-- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Historians are like deaf people who go on
answering questions that no one has asked them.
-- Leo Tolstoy

The great tragedy of Science - the slaying of a
beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
-- Thomas H. Huxley
One reason I don't drink is that I want to know
when I am having a good time.
-- Nancy Astor

Girls are always running through my mind. They
don't dare walk.
-- Andy Gibb

Would those of you in the cheaper seats clap your
hands? And the rest of you, if you'll just
rattle your jewelry.
-- John Lennon

The belief in a supernatural source of evil is
not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every
-- Joseph Conrad,

The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time and what do you get at the end of it? You die!
I think the life cycle is all backwards.

You should die first, get it out of the way.
Then you live in an old age home.
You get kicked out when you're too young.
You get a gold watch when you go to work.
You work forty years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement.
You do drugs, alcohol, you party, you get ready for University.
You go to Secondary school, national school.
You become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities.
You become a little baby.
You go back into the womb, you spend your last nine months floating --- and you finish off as…shall we say…a twinkle in someone’s eye!

How's that?!
The young mother skeptically examined a new educational toy. "Isn't it rather complicated for a small boy?" she asked the salesclerk. "It's designed to teach the child how to live in today's world, madam," the shop clerk replied. "Any way he tries to put it together is wrong."


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A frog goes into a bank and approaches the teller. He can see from her nameplate that her name is Patricia Whack.

"Miss Whack, I'd like to get a $30,000 loan to take a holiday."

Patty looks at the frog in disbelief and asks his name. The frog says his name is Kermit Jagger, his dad is Mick Jagger, and that it's okay, he knows the bank manager.

Patty explains that he will need to secure the loan with some collateral.

The frog says, "Sure, I have this," and produces a tiny porcelain elephant, about an inch tall, bright pink and perfectly formed.

Very confused, Patty explains that she'll have to consult with the bank manager and disappears into a back office.

She finds the manager and says, " There's a frog called Kermit Jagger out there who claims to know you and wants to borrow $30,000, and he wants to use this as collateral."

She holds up the tiny pink elephant. "I mean, what in the world is this?"

The bank manager looks back at her and says ...

"It's a knickknack, Patty Whack. Give the frog a loan. His old man's a Rolling Stone."

(You're singing it, aren't you?
The whole world is in revolt. Soon there will be
only five Kings left--the King of England, the
King of Spades, The King of Clubs, the King of
Hearts, and the King of Diamonds.
-- King Farouk of Egypt, 1948

Correct me if I'm wrong, but hasn't the fine line
between sanity and madness gotten finer?
-- George Price

Coming home from very lonely places, all of us go
a little mad: whether from great personal
success, or just an all-night drive, we are the sole
survivors of a world no one else has ever seen.
-- John le Carre, "The Chancellor Who
Agreed To Play Spy", The New York Times, May 8,

There’s so much comedy on television. Does that
cause comedy in the streets?
-- Dick Cavett


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