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    Originally posted by trichrider View Post
    imo, have the surgery before going into the mountains...you wouldn't want those panic / tight chest attacks leading to your son having to haul you out or call in rescue team or worse.
    forgive mention of the worse, but it sounds like you've addressed that already.
    Thanks, trich.

    To some extent it's timing. If the surgeon can get me in right away, sometime mid or even early February, that would not give me the required 6 weeks or so to ride a snowmobile into the bush.

    Far more likely, with surgeons in demand as they are, especially the top-notch surgeons, that they might not be able to work on me until after mid-March anyway.

    Doc said my lungs sounded great, oxygenation levels were pretty good to excellent, and that tends to park the breathing and pulse issues in the camp of panic attacks, or maybe an unknown.

    I strongly suspect I need to take care of gall stones before cancer, but the scan on Monday, and my primary care Doc, as well as whom ever she refers me to (whom I SHOULD have been referred to last year, btw) will be the folks to (hopefully) have a discussion and determine what needs to happen when.

    Recovery from the cancer surgery will require any systems to be banging on all cylinders, or it will only slow it down.

    I just got up to eat some broccoli sprouts, and maybe a half an avocado. Then back to trying to change the energy feeling I have still.

    My wife and I discussed our 2 older children, and I emphasized that they were never beaten, never molested, fed, kept warm and healthy, and loved, and they had lots of things, trips, etc., and if they are truly unwilling to even hold a civil discussion on the telephone, then, until they re-evaluate the distortions they are perpetuating on-line and elsewhere, and get right with any role they might have here, then there is nothing (the all inclusive 'nothing; love, house, cars, money, heirlooms, etc., etc., etc.) here for them... Until there is an effort by them to seriously evaluate themselves; something they seem to have wiggled away from, most especially my older daughter.

    It was a moment arrived at with less suffering or panic than it had brought before, and there is a greater sense of peace, though I'd still say I'm a number of miles away from anything approaching serenity.

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    Cowboy Junkies, Live in Ireland

    Covering Neil Young's 'Powder Finger'

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7iJ5WrXthY
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      Apparently since the time 2-1/2 to 3 years ago, when I flew down to SeaTac, and another person gifted me some flowers while I was down there, the TSA has had time to back up and reassemble their thoughts about flying with cannabis.

      TSA now apparently has a relatively uniform (or at least they claim so) policy re,. cannabis in legal and non-legal states.

      In ALL cases they -claim- that TA is not looking for weed, or related items. They are specifically looking for threats to air travel, and thus far, no aircraft that we know of have crashed due to there being weed on board.

      However, they are now saying that YSA's standard protocol, in both legal and illegal states (for cannabis) is, if stash is found, to notify the local or airport authorities. At that point, the options range from misdemeanor or felony in illegal states, and in legal states, the option resides with LEO of sending the passenger on their way without their dope, telling the passenger to go back to the end of the line after departing to destroy or dispose of their weed, or, n the case of Boston's airport, they have sometimes been told that if the airline will let them on-board with cannabis, then to do so...

      Trouble being that commercial air travel is federally regulated, and I have yet to find an airline, even when it was loose several years ago, who would outright state that weed in your carry-on is cool. What they did, instead, was to post flyers/posters, stating that weed was prohibited, but then ignore it in reality.

      So other plans need to be made.

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        Lots of research this evening, and still more correspondence to deal with that I need to get out. Including messages to caring members here, who have been far more than patient, gracious, generous, and more.

        The true grand prize winner in the 'how do I get sufficient potassium in me in a day, so as to not have my pulse hit 128 again, while I await the cardiac arrest?' contest.

        ACORN SQUASH!!!!! Followed by butternut squash. Then the list declines in order of potassium potency from there. Too bad meat proteins are verboten now, as 3 oz of canned clams scored pretty impressively, too..

        My amazing and wonderful primary care Doc, (not perfect, but excellent in most ways), phoned this evening, and spent an hour or so on the phone with me, after spending over an hour with me in her office 2 days ago; Rockefeller medicine she is not.

        She has no current potassium draws from the lab to read, but I think we are narrowing down the culprits for the outrageous breadth my independent wandering pulse rate seems to have acquired of late. I'll try to sneak in a blood draw for K very soon, just to be sure we're heading up the right tree here.

        The stats from Institute of Medicine and WebMD say we need a LOT of potassium to have our bodies/hearts function correctly; technically speaking, about 4,700 mg/DAY!! As posted earlier, it heavily assists the heart function; as in totally necessary. Reduction in cab intake knocks some impressive sources of K out of the running; whole baked potato, whole baked sweet potato, french fries, etc.

        A cup of cooked spinach rated pretty well also.

        I had been eating a (about) 200 to 500 calories (estimated) per day for the 2.5+ months I slept most days; little activity, the heart's a muscle (right?) that needs worked, the panic with adult children, and a circulatory system that apparently had been waiting for it's missing adequate dose of necessary minerals.

        So, for now, calming more subtle panic with red raspberry zinger tea with about a gram of CBDa in a tea ball, and a micro-drizzle of organic honey, with maybe a 1/4 tsp of lecithin.

        I'm not positive yet that those are the 2 culprits, panic and potassium/dietary deficiencies, but I'm feeling like that is it. So I'm stuffing down some of what we have here, with butternut and acorn squash on the grocery lists; each has somewhere near 800 or 900 mg of potassium in a 1/2 cup or 1 cup serving, and brussels sprouts aren't too shabby either, and a half cup of brussels sprouts is nada to get down on most days.

        Nausea has increased over 8 months ago or less, (not persistent, but at least a couple times/day), but may also be a combination of dietary changes and deficiencies, and family stress, HOWEVER, the gall stones that get scanned on Monday can also cause fever, nausea, severe pain, and more.

        Doc seems confident that I can do cancer surgery or (??) first, and gall stones later. I'm not so sure. There's pressures there that seem significant in specific circumstances, and I have wondered about what happens if I do the cancer surgery, the gall stones take the ultra-Murphy opportunity to go full tilt boogie, and there I am.

        Bit of conflict between any Docs' view of things, and talking to a friend in the lower 48 this evening, he stated his condition is likely similar to mine (gall stones) and his Doc said, "The next opportunity."

        So there is it. Clear as mud, as far as strategies for prioritizing surgeries, and such.

        My goal would be to take care of least debilitating and fastest to heal surgeries, then dive in for the Big Kahuna. But to some degree, I'm the patient, and will have a say, but they know far more than I do. I just wish they'd agreed more often.

        But we're testing current solutions, and making progress. I'm not currently shaking like a mountain aspen leaf, and my stomach doesn't feel too darned bad for now, as examples. I'll take it!!

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        Aretha Franklin

        Covering 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' (with choir and Aretha playing a beautiful piano!!)

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_4GJwriRnM
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          Potassium?
          There's this;



          "Adults should consume about 3,500mg of potassium per day, according to the UK's National Health Service. The average banana, weighing 125g, contains 450mg of potassium, meaning a healthy person can consume at least seven-and-half bananas before reaching the recommended level."


          On a different subject.

          If you haven't researched the prostatectomy, you might wish to know what to expect.
          If not, stop reading and delete.

          They cut the urethra just below the gland. Carefully remove some important nerves and then cut off the bottom of your bladder at the top end, and remove the prostate.

          Then, they stretch your urethra and sew it to what's left of your bladder.

          Yes, this makes your dick shorter. They don't tell you that.


          They will install a Foley cathereter and probably send you home with it. Carried my urine bag around in a shopping bag for about a week.

          When they pull the cath, they will influx a measured amount of sterile water and you get to see how good the surgeon was. We brought towels and a jug in case the ride back got leaky.

          You may wish to do some "Kegel" exercises starting now. That will give you the ability to not pee until you want to.

          The best thing about surgery vs radiation is the recovery. The nerves that govern erections can continue to heal after the ectomy. They tend to deteriorate after radiation. First few months I though my sex life was history. Like shooting billiards with a rope for a cue stick, yah? The good news is it gets mo' betta with time.


          Full recovery takes about 6 months. You should also know that while orgasms still happen, they are "different". And there is no ejackulate.
          After my surgery, the Dr. tried to sell me on irradiating the prostate bed because of the perineural invasion and positive margins. I declined after much research. Did not modify my diet or habits.

          When the cancer recurred, the doubling rate was about 6 months.
          Yikes!


          After starting the RSO the doubling rate improved. When I added the CBD, the D.R. slowed way down. Last assay had it at >2 years. That means senescence will get me before the PC does. I will have solid D. R. numbers in April.


          Hope this serves you well. Just smoked some Ice Breaker and didn't want to waste a "rant".
          Aloha,
          Weeze
          "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."
          - Mark Twain

          "Plants do things for a reason, they don't just decide one day to get root rot or act funny." -Weedhound
          R.I.P

          A prudent question is one-half of wisdom. -Francis Bacon

          A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation. -Moliere


          You're behaving as if there is no hope. Someone musta told you you were hopeless and you believed them! That's it, isn't it? What you believe about yrself rests on a pile of someone else's shit! - Teddybrae

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            gummy edibles in a gummy bear bag are rather innocuous and will not get much notice from TSA. they don't smell like dope either.

            both Alaska and Washington are states where possession is legal so the airline is the only thorn on that rose.
            "when i run outta weed, i smoke match sticks...
            that first hit is FIRE!!!"


            "I'm not always a dick...but when I am, I drink cheap beer".

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              new study just released:

              Adherence to the Mediterranean diet and grade group progression in localized prostate cancer: An active surveillance cohort
              from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

              https://acsjournals.onlinelibrary.wi...002/cncr.33182
              Bud Toaster, Model 15 version 1 --> The Herbal Cube, Model 15 version 4.

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                That is one confusing abstract.
                Gonna need more coffee.
                "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."
                - Mark Twain

                "Plants do things for a reason, they don't just decide one day to get root rot or act funny." -Weedhound
                R.I.P

                A prudent question is one-half of wisdom. -Francis Bacon

                A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation. -Moliere


                You're behaving as if there is no hope. Someone musta told you you were hopeless and you believed them! That's it, isn't it? What you believe about yrself rests on a pile of someone else's shit! - Teddybrae

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                  Thanks everyone.

                  I received a number of PMs that were very thoughtful and kind. Finding 3 or 4 posts here offering some insights was, in my current state, quite touching.

                  But I'm not well this morning. Didn't sleep until maybe 8 or 9 this morning.

                  I won't be posting for a few days. At this time, movement, voices, touch, light, and so many things add to some of the more recent symptoms.

                  Last night I believe I delivered either a serious cause for regrouping among distant family, or sealed the fate.

                  Nothing seems right or to work at the moment. Still shaky now, dropped down another lb. or 2, hunger pangs are and have been more difficult to differentiate from other stomach sensations, despite carbs I ate a couple medium small Nicola potatoes from the harvest to try and amp up some potassium (they seem to be mid-range, maybe 450 or so if I recall correctly, so again, despite the carbs, I ate 2 med small), and slowly trying to keep down some organic steamed summer squash and broccoli.

                  Sorry guys, and thank you again. This was very nice.

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                  Aretha & Choir Accompaniment

                  'Amazing Grace'

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sxs_0fBTrjE
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                    Well, on the point below we have somethings in common. One of my Daughters lives with a Redneck and she is suffering psychological abuse because she is isolating herself from her birth family and seems to have lost self esteem ...


                    And now my youngest son has taken up with an unmarried Psychologist and we're not hearing much from him and he's not into emails any more. So, He's 47 or so and should have more fukn sense. She's not much younger and I would ask her ... if she were not a shadowy figure ... why she hasn't been married before and why she hasn't got a fukn job.


                    Moose ... you can't protect your children from themselves. You have to let them go ... (even my son who owes me twenty thousand fucking dollars!)


                    Onward!



                    Originally posted by moose eater View Post
                    My wife and I discussed our 2 older children, and I emphasized that they were never beaten, never molested, fed, kept warm and healthy, and loved, and they had lots of things, trips, etc., and if they are truly unwilling to even hold a civil discussion on the telephone, then, until they re-evaluate the distortions they are perpetuating on-line and elsewhere, and get right with any role they might have here, then there is nothing (the all inclusive 'nothing; love, house, cars, money, heirlooms, etc., etc., etc.) here for them... Until there is an effort by them to seriously evaluate themselves; something they seem to have wiggled away from, most especially my older daughter.


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                    Cowboy Junkies, Live in Ireland

                    Covering Neil Young's 'Powder Finger'

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7iJ5WrXthY

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                      Originally posted by Sat X RB View Post
                      Well, on the point below we have somethings in common. One of my Daughters lives with a Redneck and she is suffering psychological abuse because she is isolating herself from her birth family and seems to have lost self esteem ...


                      And now my youngest son has taken up with an unmarried Psychologist and we're not hearing much from him and he's not into emails any more. So, He's 47 or so and should have more fukn sense. She's not much younger and I would ask her ... if she were not a shadowy figure ... why she hasn't been married before and why she hasn't got a fukn job.


                      Moose ... you can't protect your children from themselves. You have to let them go ... (even my son who owes me twenty thousand fucking dollars!)


                      Onward!
                      Not as much a matter of letting them go, as much as it is a matter of having relationships better and what they ought to be.

                      But yep, they're going to do what they have to do, and the further they act out and twist reality, the longer this goes, the easier it becomes.

                      At this point they each get $0 in the estate/Wills, and the Wills are duplicates, mine and my wife's.... Actions have consequences. My older son won't care much, but my materialist daughter, who outright, up-front encouraged me to sign a Do Not Resuscitate order about 4 years ago, then, about 10 miles later was brazen and self-centered enough to further state she'd like my wife's and my home when we die.

                      Perhaps that clarifies some aspects of the persona. She has 2 brothers, but somehow figured that after betraying and back-stabbing me, she ought to exclusively get my fucking house, too.

                      That occurred when I was escorting her back up from Sitka, when she finished nursing school, and I had flown down to take the ferry back with her to drive home from the mainland in the middle of a moderately cold winter..

                      That's one of 100 anecdotes, so no, while I still struggle with heartache, the fact is that as of tomorrow night, I am to be herded onto a commercial aircraft, where the folks in charge, and cashing my checks, have thus far determined that it is better to have a uniform mask policy, than to let folks like myself make ourselves and those around us even more safe.

                      So yeah, what ever lessons in narcissism my 2 oldest kids need to resolve, at this point my resources are pretty well taxed, not just economically, but physically, so we'll be filing the new Wills as soon as possible, not withstanding some sort of clearly sincere developmental epiphany on the parts of my 2 oldest.

                      Time to cut dead weight; I've got several battles raging inside me that I need to get right for, and I'm lagging in my getting right for this.

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                        Originally posted by BudToaster View Post
                        new study just released:

                        Adherence to the Mediterranean diet and grade group progression in localized prostate cancer: An active surveillance cohort
                        from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

                        https://acsjournals.onlinelibrary.wi...002/cncr.33182
                        Haven't read this BT. I mean to circle back. Too much going on right now, and tight for time.

                        But I will be coming back to it, and thank you again.

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                          Originally posted by Weezard View Post
                          Potassium?
                          There's this;



                          "Adults should consume about 3,500mg of potassium per day, according to the UK's National Health Service. The average banana, weighing 125g, contains 450mg of potassium, meaning a healthy person can consume at least seven-and-half bananas before reaching the recommended level."


                          On a different subject.

                          If you haven't researched the prostatectomy, you might wish to know what to expect.
                          If not, stop reading and delete.

                          They cut the urethra just below the gland. Carefully remove some important nerves and then cut off the bottom of your bladder at the top end, and remove the prostate.

                          Then, they stretch your urethra and sew it to what's left of your bladder.

                          Yes, this makes your dick shorter. They don't tell you that.


                          They will install a Foley cathereter and probably send you home with it. Carried my urine bag around in a shopping bag for about a week.

                          When they pull the cath, they will influx a measured amount of sterile water and you get to see how good the surgeon was. We brought towels and a jug in case the ride back got leaky.

                          You may wish to do some "Kegel" exercises starting now. That will give you the ability to not pee until you want to.

                          The best thing about surgery vs radiation is the recovery. The nerves that govern erections can continue to heal after the ectomy. They tend to deteriorate after radiation. First few months I though my sex life was history. Like shooting billiards with a rope for a cue stick, yah? The good news is it gets mo' betta with time.


                          Full recovery takes about 6 months. You should also know that while orgasms still happen, they are "different". And there is no ejackulate.
                          After my surgery, the Dr. tried to sell me on irradiating the prostate bed because of the perineural invasion and positive margins. I declined after much research. Did not modify my diet or habits.

                          When the cancer recurred, the doubling rate was about 6 months.
                          Yikes!


                          After starting the RSO the doubling rate improved. When I added the CBD, the D.R. slowed way down. Last assay had it at >2 years. That means senescence will get me before the PC does. I will have solid D. R. numbers in April.


                          Hope this serves you well. Just smoked some Ice Breaker and didn't want to waste a "rant".
                          Aloha,
                          Weeze
                          Thanks Weez.

                          Yes, I was aware of the outline of basic procedure for the radical prostatectomy.

                          That said, even just a few years can create some improvements. And as we all know, and have discussed, the surgeon and the facilities are key to any success, as well as patient involvement in their recovery.

                          Nerve-sparing surgery and the Davinci Machine, with skilled folks, have rendered FAR better outcomes for some, whether ED or incontinence.

                          I had missed the whole severing of the urethra, but had read the procedure could make the penis "subjectively shorter." (*Yes, that was a quote from the caution literature. We joked among ourselves as to what, exactly, the meaning of 'subjectively shorter,' meant.

                          Is that like where a sympathetic spouse says with a questionable tone in their voice, "No, that's a FINE size," but you know you just received the consolation prizes in the flattery dept?
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                          Last night or 2 have not been nearly as bad as last week.

                          I have settled on 3 causal factors (4 really) behind the combination of panic attack, racing pulse, and respiratory distress/panic.

                          1.) I ceased eating my own homegrown THC flowers after the initial horrid panic attack, and continued eating only decarbed CBD flowers after that. For the CBD even, I mad a point of weighing out a gram for eating on a gun-powder (grains) scale, where by 15.8 grains equals a gram. Instead of going with the 1.25 grams (equivalent to almost 200 mg of CBD) I backed off to 1 gram, or about 142 mg of CBD.

                          Two nights ago, despite apprehension, and a horrible recounting of that rapid 128-pulse night, I forced myself to weigh out just under a gram of a freshly opened jar of decarbed THC flowers, that included my Space Cake 1, Space Cake 2, and White Lotus 3; all respectable.

                          I haven't subjected this batch of flowers for any testing, and need to, in order to both have a baseline for each, as well as knowing more definitively which of those I have I should be focusing on for growing for my medicine. I believe I measured some where near 14.2 grains; maybe 14.7?

                          There was a noted up-tick in pulse a while later, there was a shorter time to effect from the eating of them than recently, etc.

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                          2.) Again, our research indicates that with the extremely low caloric intake, it is QUITE possible that the heart and pulse issues were potassium related. In that regard, if you've been reading here (the generic 'you') you know I've been mapping out sources for potassium and protein, as well as more effectively making a shift from a diabetes diet, to a diabetes and cancer diet.

                          I'm creative with food, numbers, nutrition, etc. but this has been a new area of study. And Murphy dictated that on the day I go to the warehouse store to get a bag of avocados to aid in this effort... they are plumb OUT.

                          SO I gathered a case of plant based chocolate milkshake cartons that (for the period of time I have gone without sweets) tastes pretty darned good, has relatively low carbs, only 150 calories, and ..... almost 300 mg of potassium per each, with 2 grams of protein!!

                          The bananas are a star potassium source, Weez, but another one of those things I have difficulty eating. I can eat bananas in banana nut bread, but even as a youngster, had this unique thing where at the ice cream shops, I'd order a deluxe banana split, and tell them to keep the banana; took years to learn I was ordering a sundae.

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                          3. ) PTSD and stress reactions relative to my 2 oldest kids, triggering who knows what, in conjunction with the unknowns and risks in flying to Seattle for a consult, and much more.

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                          4.) I jerked my A1C score backward so hard it made my Doc do a double take, and though I have effectively and successfully done that before, I'm getting older, my body's stressed with all sorts of stuff, and changing metabolic rate and diet that abruptly, is not something that the body responds with "Gee. Thanks. That was awesome.

                          When your body comes back on-line where using glucose effectively is concerned, it can, at times, seem like a mild stimulant of amphetamine; your metabolism is making use of energy that it was previously drowning in, but not really burning or using properly.

                          Adding that 'Newly' converted energy during a time that there is already hyper-t3nbsion, hyper-vigilance, etc., may, in fact cause a compounding experience., energy-wise.

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                          5. VERY LOW RH in the house, creating issues for the pores in the lungs tissue to trade oxygen, and.....

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                          The Perfect Storm for the symptoms experienced over the last several weeks or so.

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                          Had an ultrasound of my torso, mostly right side, to clarify the condition of the gall bladder, liver, spleen, right kidney, and I forget what all.

                          Had a student intern, and I told them straight up after asking about time for the san, that I have had shortness of breath and intermittent/infrequent nausea, off and on, and that quicker was better.

                          The plan was for the full-time Radiological Tech to come in and finish up; turned a 25-30 minute scan into almost an hour, but during the practiced breathing, and holding my breath for the images, with powered exhale, I was able to get back to the 'me' I knew in a mask for the last 9-10 months, and the perceived shortness of and mild panic with raised pulse declined.

                          Mind power; meditation, and conscious breathing. Hopefully it works as well next time.

                          After that I did a chest x-ray, to make sure there wasn't some complicating factor of a more primary and basic sort.

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                          Washed some THC flower last night with 99.9% iso, and extracted using Weez's method. Had a stash of old unbleached Bunn coffee filters here in a gi-normous bag, so that looks to be covered for a long time.

                          Started out a about +24 f. outside at sundown. Rolling boil in a small sauce pan that held a magnet, so seemed appropriate for the induction cook top, though a 1.5 qt. pan, with 1 qt of alcohol solution was likely a bit much.

                          IR gun said the rolling alcohol solution was at a varying ~180- f., and I was OK with that, assuming alcohol, like Pet Ether, boiling at a substantially lower temp than H2O.

                          Well..... I left someone watching it when I went in, and I can only assume that either some minor leaked alcohol got into the motherboard/circuit board, or these things (my induction cook top in specific) is/are not made to function outdoors, even at those moderate temps.

                          When I got back out a short couple minutes later, the heat in the liquid had reached, off and on, up to 340 f. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                          Yes, I was a bit angry... at me, the universe, you name it.

                          I retrieved it and took the pan inside, figuring that there was scant enough solvent left, if any at all, that I could better safely control the heat on the kitchen stove, which I did.

                          I left the extract on the stove on low to very low fairly briefly, continuing to use the IR heat guns, side by side, for comparison, maintaining between 200 and 212 f. per the guns.

                          I added slightly more coconut oil than the amount f extract, and added organic cacao butter in about the same amount as the coconut oil; both only ever so slightly greater in volume than the extract, then drew the mixture into 3 different needless plastic oral medication hypo's.

                          The liquid is not as thick as I had hoped (coconut oil most likely), and I was initially uncertain as to whether or not I had just toasted a 2-1/2 oz. batch of decarbed flowers. I was QUITE irritated.. angry even.

                          So I loaded some caps, taking into account 'the dilution of the solution', meaning there's greater volume per dose than the 2 rice grains we'd discussed.

                          I clarified that I am using single '0' veggie gelatin capsules, filled the ones in the bag marked 'moderate dose' about 1/3 full, and the bag marked 'stout doe' to about 1/2 plus.

                          In cleaning up, which included those times the syringe 'bound' slightly during injecting caps, then the plunger let go abruptly, and I raised to get spots of extract off the floor before our 3 pups got inquisitive.

                          Anyway, after handling a few oily caps that had gotten too full, and the rest of the adventure, as well as having trace resin in the bottom of the sauce pan I had used, I began licking this and that, then the other, knowing that I was totally screwing up any hope of having a uniform idea for proper dosing and potency, and asked an adult family member if they were interested in trying the very smallest fill cap I had; they said sure.

                          This person has a fairly low tolerance to cannabis, and ate the smallest capsule. An hour later, they said they thought they were feeling it. 2 hours later they had retired to bed, and were limiting sensory stimulus like light, noise, etc.

                          Sound familiar? Maybe like a different version of a panic attack, or pre-panic attack.

                          Note to self: for the first time in my life, I feel a desire or need to add a true Indica or 2 to the harem of mothers.... for the same reasons I haven't had a cup of coffee in days. no longer necessary.. at least for now.

                          Anyway, last night I decarbed another 4 oz. of 220 mg/gram CBD flowers, and close to 5.5 oz. of a combination of Satori 3, Satori 5, White Lotus 1 (which looks way better than when I cut her), Goji OG, and a couple flowers of my 23 yr old Cal. Indica, from Dronkers.

                          So, when I began this novella, we were about +25 f. outside, so I'm heading into the store to get a non-digital old-school hot plate of some sort, with a fire safe surface, but analogue, so that my fucking medicine doesn't get quite so close to the edge of destruction again.

                          Back to town for some basic equipment, a small number of groceries I didn't get at the other places I was at earlier, wash the 2 batches of decarbed CBD flowers, wash the 2 qt. jars of decarbed high-test THC flowers of mine, get 'er all into caps and into the freezer, transplant my angry mothers, and get that box set up, then pack for Seattle, for the plane tomorrow night, early Wednesday AM.

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                          I know that was a lot of information, but....

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                          Lowell George & Little Feat, Live 1977

                          Another amazing person who lived fast and hard... Mr. George, singing what was an alma mater back them for some of us cosmic cowboys, hitch-hiker hippies, bikers, stimulated truckers, and others.

                          'Willin'

                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNqv85coyTw

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                          Lowell George

                          '20 Million Things to Do'

                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkLNjHv51ZU

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                            Originally posted by trichrider View Post
                            gummy edibles in a gummy bear bag are rather innocuous and will not get much notice from TSA. they don't smell like dope either.

                            both Alaska and Washington are states where possession is legal so the airline is the only thorn on that rose.
                            Thanks trich.

                            What I know now is that there may or may not be many/any changes to TSA and cannabis, in reality. They talked all this saber rattling BS years ago, but the last time I flew into and out of SeaTac almost 3 years ago for a second spine opinion, on the return trip home, a member had gifted me some flowers, and I just tossed them into my carry, and ... not a fucking word about it from TSA..

                            However, some of the implied or specified changes I'm reading about include an uncertainty whether SeaTac Airport PD has formally changed their policy re. on-airport property possession.

                            Bottom line is that if they decide to give me sufficient grief over a non-issue, than I not only blow a consult with one of the top 3 clinics I 've go on-line at the moment, but might fuck up my access to an airport of commercial carrier, so I'm going out of my way to be a good boy, and have nothing that might be immediately identifiable as 'contraband.'

                            Most times I would push the envelope, but I think there's a member who can help to get some CBD gummies, some 1:1 CBD:THC gummies, and a 1/3-gram or 1/2 gram doobie of either a Indica/Sativa hybrid or an Indica with limited couch lock, just in case I am down there, wake up in the middle of the night unable to breathe freely again, and need to implement the combination of all the things I've found handy at those times, (sinus rinses, several puffs of hash or flowers, saline sinus spray, hot shower, etc.), and I may, if needed, be able to run outside the hotel, find a discrete place to get down 2-4 puffs, put the thing back in those plastic cylinders they sell pre-rolls in.

                            Essentially traveling in such as way as to hopefully be able to address such things if they come up.

                            One item I'll need to get down there, for my sinus rinse kit, is some RO or distilled water; some where between a qt. and a gallon. Quart would likely be enough, but I don't know if I've ever seen distilled H2O or RO in a qt jug.

                            Anyway, I'm off to get a new hot-plate that won't object to winter.

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                              safe journey ME.
                              "when i run outta weed, i smoke match sticks...
                              that first hit is FIRE!!!"


                              "I'm not always a dick...but when I am, I drink cheap beer".

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                                Originally posted by trichrider View Post
                                safe journey ME.
                                Thanks trich.

                                This is a short post for me.

                                Had lots to do today after getting to bed last night, too tired to have met my goals.

                                Woke up tingly stressed, where the gut and body feel electricity every where. Not good. Took a half of an anti-anxiety tab, straight out of the gate, knowing it would slow me down.

                                This AM I'm in for a blood draw, and my friend is buying the center seat in a specific row on the flight, moving my previous assigned seat, and for their air miles, for the center on the way down, I get that limited amount of space added.

                                If I didn't admit I'm scared, I'd be a liar.

                                Spoke with an assistant at my Doc's re. the scan yesterday; she says when I'm done dealing with cancer surgery, she can refer me to a surgeon for removal of my gall bladder!!

                                Initial thoughts are that there are lots of ways to take these things out over time with acids (vinegar) fats (olive oil) etc., though some of the tried and proven home remedies require consecutive days of drinking a qt of apple juice or cider for 2 days each. Not doable for me.

                                So I'll work on other approaches to getting them gone while someone else is slicing and dicing my prostate gland.

                                Seems I'm collecting some interesting karmic value.

                                I'm off for another jab, then [pack gear, transplant, hopefully at least do some CBD extraction, then roll the dice on the hygiene and habits of those near me on the flying sardine can.

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