Join Date: Oct 2020
Well, we've now 'dosed' the skin tag on my right shoulder blade 2 x's with high-test heat-pressed resin (which I've been inaccurately referring to as 'heat-pressed rosin'), and I'm due for the 3rd 'pasting' in a very short time.... Like about 16 minutes from right now.
I can't see it myself, even with a mirror, due to lacking an additional 3-5 joints in my n3ck vertebrae (another part of the body that has needed work by my neurosurgeon, but for which there's little to be done, last we talked about it), so I take my wife's word for it.
Her last assessment was, "It looks a lot less happy."
I'm an OCD detail-addict, who measures many things in tiny, well-defined increments. but I live with family members who define things very broadly and often times, vaguely... Yes, there are sometimes fireworks when I ask for detailed answers, but currently any energy from anxiety is pointed elsewhere, or plainly out of sufficient 'gas' to light any fires.
Not to mention, when you have what appears to be an abundance of Neanderthal genetic make-up and the body hair to prove it, with resin being guarded in place by very sticky Scotch tape, one is wise to arrest any pointed criticism before launching it; otherwise the shoulder blade version of abrupt 'waxing' is apt to be the payback involved...
So I'll take her word for it; "It looks a lot less happy." ... OK.
I noted to another yesterday evening that the whole plant-based diet, despite some amount of meat still making its way to my gullet (though lesser amounts, for sure), tends to leave a person (me anyway) feeling more full, after eating less food... Not to mention that most organic veggies in the stores here, range in price from $2/lb. to $4 or $5/lb., with most decent meats or seafoods coming out much more than that per lb. An oddity in life where becoming more healthy physically also means perhaps being more healthy financially.. Likely an very odd circumstance, per my memory.
Shopping for a 6-8 qt. sauce pot of decent construction that suffices as 'induction cookware.' Word to the wise; don't phone your local dept. store clerk asking about such things. It's above their pay-grade in most/many cases, and in my case, I had no clue either, until Weez and Google clarified the issue for me...
Per my reading, and bear in mind I've rarely enjoyed the effects of alcohol excesses, having been raised with persons who clearly demonstrated the down-sides of excess drinking.. (*A hearty thank you for that bit of Yin & Yang), it seems that beer, whether craft beer, or random American piss water, is apparently BAD for cancer and issues with the bladder, etc. Not to mention that beer often brings substantially more carbohydrates than a shot of decent reposado tequila, which, pre-carb-conversion, scores 0 carbs, and only an average of 64 calories.... Thank you, Jose'.
Tequila comes out as relatively 'neutral' where cancer and even diabetes are concerned. Though the stomach lining and liver may be off in the corner, grumbling about having been left out of that survey...
Wine, while having some carbs, is apparently as good for bladder and other issues, as it seems to be for plaque in the arteries; who knew?? Red wine, more specifically, by the way, though I don't know if the differences in benefit between red and white wines translates to cancer and bladder issues, like they do for vascular issues. More reading is in order, there.
So those are the updates re. back-yard medical teachings in my research and observations today.
I've now managed to NOT make it to the health food store 2 days in a row, to get the capsules, lecithin, and strainer lids. I'm leaning toward today being the day.
Lots of winterizing to be done still; wooden frame of bulwarks to be repaired and re-installed in the boat, to help keep the cover lofty for the snow season, so the snow doesn't sink in, and cause more issues, all 3 trailer hitches all need lubricated with silicone spray, and wrapped in tarps with bungee straps, so if we need them in the frosty season, they're ready to go, with no icing to inhibit the use of hitch locks or hitches. And 2 more cords of wood to be processed for a neighbor... Not to mention the continuing projects, including correcting my soilless mix.. hopefully for a final or nearing-final time.
For Christmas, my wish list now includes more wind in my proverbial sails... as well as a miracle cure for cancer, (some of which we are working on), and to find in the tests that the stuff is as reclusive and hermit-like as I tend to be, and is still isolated to the prostate.
"Peace, love, and soy beans..."