July 19, 2024

8 thoughts on “My Boo Boo Plus

  1. I just had my first physical as I turned 50. High cholesterol and worse, prediabetes. Cholesterol I can manage with crestor, but the blood sugar levels are still too high.

    I know a few guys who just went to hell when they moved here, one lost his leg due to diabetes, Watch your health if you can.

    1. I am already on medication for high blood pressure and gout. Both of those are because I’m overweight. If I lost the weight and got into a regular exercise routine, I could get off those and I’m sure I’d feel a whole lot better. I’m lucky that my cholesterol and blood sugar are not much of a problem. Of course, like I mentioned, this sore on my leg scared me. If it turned out to be diabetes, then I’d be in a world of hurt for sure. When this leg heals up, you watch, I’ll be out walking everyday. Lots of sunblock, but I’ll be out there.

    1. I’m glad it’s healing too. I’m hoping that this time it won’t flare up again like it did last time.

  2. Sanitarium is my choice. I know many of the employees there because many of them also play tennis on the court they have behind the hospital. They just finished a hospital expansion and have a new emergency room (without new equipment though). Guess they couldn’t afford both! In my opinion, it is a better facility than St. Camillus. Hey, I might suggest you start smoking and drink more beer… that will kill all them germs!

    1. Cousin Victor suggested that I should drink more beer also. He didn’t say anything about smoking though. I think I’d rather have the germs than to smoke again.
      As for the hospital, we plan on using it for all our needs from now on. Lita liked it also. I noticed they were renovating in there. The Emergency Room looked small from what I could see. You’re right though, no equipment. Hopefully on a near future budget they’ll be able to afford ample equipment.

      1. Hey John I had a friend who had arrived from US. About a week later his leg swollen up like yours and was very red like he had bad sun burn. Had nasty sore like yours, the Doctors told him that he might of been bitten by bug or spider. I think it took him over a month before he was able to walk around again. Have you ever seen those Big Gray hairy spiders which come into the house at night if they can find opening. I have ran across a few in our Barangay and in Manila. They are even bigger then Tarantula which I had seen in US when growing up. I took Video of them one time and showed them to my kids. Now they do not want to Visit the Philippines. Ha! Ha! I had my wife ask her mother if they are poison and she said she didn’t think so because the kids play with them.

        1. It could have been one of those. I see them now and again. I did feel like something bit my leg one night before this thing started, but the only thing I saw when I looked down looked like a cockroach running into hiding. I didn’t get a good look. Neither of the doctors that I went to said anything about it being a bite. Both said that it was probably a cut or sore that got infected. I bump into shit all the time, so it could have been that also. I know it’s getting better, slowly, but better, even slowly, is the right direction. I think I will be able to make it to the new supermarket on 2 March as we had planned. I’ll still have the bandage on my leg, but being a big, white guy I get plenty of attention already, so a little bit more attention my way is not a big deal.
          By the way, those tarantulas you were speaking of, they are not poisonous either. They look big and nasty, but can play with them if you don’t mind handling such things.

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