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Old 07-31-2019, 10:19 PM   #1
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I had radiation done on my shin bone during June and July of last year because cancer was in my muscle and attached itself to my bone. I went through a lot of radiation. The surgeon had taken a biopsy of the leg and found that cancer. So, instead of having it removed by surgery, which would have caused me to have a 4 inch square chunk of leg and bone removed from my shin and calf, I went through radical radiation. It burned up my leg area.



A year later, I have not healed fully, yet. I still wear a bandage over the area, I went to the dermatologist the other day and he thinks that I may have cancer again. Maybe. The place on my leg can't be touched because it hurts to do so. If I bump it, Ricochet hears me make a " hurtful " sound.


Strange thing, when I bump my leg, I have to sit down for a minute until it quits hurting. Ricochet flies to me while I am on my recliner and he sits on my knee on the leg that has the cancer and he stares at it. He doesn't ever stare at it when it is not hurting me!


I wonder how he knows when that place is hurting me? It looks the same, but I am a little subdued...but how does he know it is my leg?


I don't know what to do...have them

cut me open or go through more radiation and never heal? The scar would be huge if I get cut open and I might lose some circulation at my shin area. My diabetes is what causes me to not heal properly.


The parrot-let has a way to sense things that are not normal human actions. Like the time when I cut my fingers on a table saw and had to get a finger sewed up. Bogie saw me come into the kitchen right after it happened and I rinsed the wounds in the sink. He was 3 feet away from me and he saw all that blood. He started to groan deeply and he swayed his head from side to side. When I came home with a bandage, he clung to me like a velcro bird! He didn't eat much and he became lethargic.


And the time I was away for 3 days. He wouldn't eat by the second day and Vicki had to put the phone to his face so he could hear my voice so he would calm down a bit.


These birds are more aware of things than we realize. I wish I could find some studies on this behavior.


I wish they could talk human and tell us what is on their minds! We would be amazed!


Thanks for reading this. I am not feeling up to par right now. Vicki went to the doctors for a check up and they found she had an abnormal heart. She goes through tests on Friday.


I hope she is okay.


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Old 07-31-2019, 10:34 PM   #2
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It's a hard one to say for sure. I think if it was me I would go for the surgery if they can remove it all but I have no idea on the healing of the wound. From what it sounds like the radiation did not seem to work and comes with its own wounds that need healing anyway.

Have you ever tried the keto diet for your diabetes? I am sure you know what it is but it is a very low carb diet. I had high blood sugar at one of my checkups a few years back and eating the keto diet resolved it for me pretty quickly. It is hard to give up the high carb foods but it worked for me.
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Old 07-31-2019, 11:24 PM   #3
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I am allergic to the insulin I take. I have gained 70 pounds since I started daily shots. I eat oatmeal and one egg in the morning. I have a salad for lunch ( salad is kale, spring salad, broccoli,carrots and iceburgh lettuce mixed together) and for dinner, I have the same as lunch except I either add baked chicken pieces (4-6 ounces) or center cut pork loin (4-6 ounces),
I drink unsweetened iced tea all day. The insulin I need. A year ago, the doctors said that If I quit the shots, I would only live 5 to 8 months and if I take the shots and put up with the weight gain, I can live 5-8 years. My blood pressure 3 weeks ago at my physical was 111 over 68. My cholesterol was a stunning 59! The doctor said he wished all his patients had my cholesterol and heart. I am in kidney failure, but not dialysis, yet. I told the doctor that I will not go on kidney dialysis. Period.


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Old 07-31-2019, 11:44 PM   #4
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I don't even know what to say..

I am 48 years old and am trying to lose some weight for the second half of my life. I was 460lb last time I weighed myself so need to lose half my bodyweight. I will take anything under 300 at this point though.. hehe

A few years back i was doing good and lost 130lb but then lost my two dogs back to back and gained it back. It was hard work and kick myself for letting it get back to this but all I can do now is start over. I am hoping to be under 250lb by my 50th birthday so I have a few years to get it done.
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I am not too active and this does not help me. I am 65 and on Sept. 3rd, I will be 66. I just bought me an exercise bike and will try to use it. I have had 6 operations on my left foot, so it is 2 inches shorter than my right foot. It is in dire pain all the time.
I am determined to lose weight. I break out in a bad rash if I swim in a chlorine treated pool. My nephew has a salt water pool, but he lives 60 miles away, so it is too far to go to swim.


I am miserable. I feel like stopping my shots, but I will die . Darned if I do, darned if I don't. As a diabetic, I have to eat or else.


Well, I will try to lose weight the best way I can. I hope you find a way to lose some. Misery loves company, hunh?


I am lucky. My family loves me and so does Ricochet. This is enough for me.


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Geez, Dave, so sorry you have these problems-----and Bryan too! Our birds are very aware, aren't they?

More and more "things" happen when we live longer----it takes money and determination to stay alive. I am no exception to these "things." I am a little older than you, and age is taking a toll. I went to a specialist yesterday, and opened a Pandora's box! Tests are scheduled soon---so are choices.
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I was up most of the night thinking about things after yesterday's events not just seeing this here but things that took place at home too. (It is the first of the month so let's get started)
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Dave and Bryan ... What a beautiful testimony to this forum that you safely share your personal stories here. And Linda as well. Yet one more blessing of our little parrotlets. Through our concerns and love for them we reach out to each other for help. In return we find that help .... and trust and friendship ... all because we share a mutual love for our birds. In caring for them we find caring for ourselves and the gift of each other.

I have been accused of being “touchy freely off the charts” ... guilty as charged. But if that allows me to recognize the hidden blessings in this life that sometimes go unnoticed, I’ll take it! To love these tiny little creatures is to know the Face of God. I find His Face in the caring on this forum.

I came here desperately hoping to learn how to care for Corby, a very special gift that was given to me. I am grateful to each of you for reaching back out to me with wonderful varied ways I can try ...all with the same outcome... for Corby to feel safe with me and be well cared for.

While I cannot offer much in the line of advise for parrotlets...may I offer you my prayers? Bryan, Dave and Vicki, and Linda please know my prayers are yours. And for all here who are in need of prayer. May God bless, guide and protect each of you. Always.

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Peggy,


Thanks for the sweet words. I, too, have been a touchy/feely type of person and have driven my wife crazy for over 45 years! My son is a lot like me, except he is over 6 foot 2 and a very good looking person. His employees tell me that they love working for him whenever I drop by his business.


I think Bryan and I have a mission together to lose some weight, etc.. Depression is a very serious disease. Even if we are Blessed in life, we can get depressed.


This forum has allowed me to open up and face things. It is because of this forum that I will make every effort to publish that book about Bogie and other parrot-lets. The book is coming along pretty well.


These p'letts are in tune with us. I have seen it for myself. When I have a really bad day, Ricochet flies over to me to visit and he will cuddle up against my chin/neck as I recline and watch TV. All of a sudden, he will give me 3-4 quick kisses around my lips. Just because he wanted to! It makes me feel good!


Vicki is worried about the stress test this Friday. She is 65 and never been on meds, except when she had a mastectomy and hysterectomy within a two year period 20 years ago. She is cancer free now for those 20 years. She looks great. I do not. I tell her to stand next to me so she would look good!.


I feel better now that I can talk to this forum. I think Bryan does too!

I better start looking at the rest of the threads, now.


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Yes, I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers Bryan, Dave and Vicki, and Linda
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