Friday, September 25, 2009

The Love of a Husband for his Wife is a Lovely Thing

A married couple was in a terrible accident where the woman's face was
severely burned. The doctor told the husband that they couldn't graft any
skin from her body because she was too skinny. So the husband offered to
donate some of his own skin. However, the only skin on his body that the
doctor felt was suitable would have to come from his buttocks.

The husband and wife agreed that they would tell no one about where the skin
came from, and requested that the doctor also honor their secret. After all,
this was a very delicate matter.

After the surgery was completed, everyone was astounded at the woman's new
beauty. She looked more beautiful than she ever had before! All her friends
and relatives just went on and on about her youthful beauty!

One day, she was alone with her husband, and she was overcome with emotion at
his sacrifice.

She said, "Dear, I just want to thank you for everything you did for me.
There is no way I could ever repay you."

"My darling," he replied, "think nothing of it. I get all the thanks I need
every time I see your mother kiss you on the cheek."

Pet Peeve Phriday

Today's pet peeve is hospitals. Not the people that work there but having to go to them in general. Just the whole process of registering, waiting to be seen, the intial checkup by a nurse, then by a Dr, then the lab test, then the xrays, then the diagnosis, then the treatment etc...

I'm typing this from my Blackberry at around 2am this friday morning from a hospital's ER. So forgive me if my normally crappy grammar, spelling and typing is even suckier than usuall.

Sam and I came down here 3 hours ago cause she's been running a fever for 6 days and it was getting higher. So we are are hanging out in an ER room while she is being given antibiotics by IV and being stuck repeatedly like a human pin cushion. She's got more pricks in her arms than there are in congress.

Looks like we should be able to bust out of here in about an hour or so and get home in time to get a few hours sleep before the little darlings start waking up.

Don't get me wrong I am glad they can help her and get her straightened out and the hospital we are at this is pretty nice, a lot nicer than that dump we were at for the c-section lsat week. But two trips to the ER in the past 10 days is annoying. Plus there are a lot flu patients here. If I start oinking like a pig I'm going to be really ticked.

Oh well i'm tired and my thumbs hurt from typing on this keyboard thats smaller than brittany spears' mini-skirt. Plus i shouldn't rant when tired so i'll signoff for now.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


One day a fourth-grade teacher asked the children what their fathers did for
a living. All the typical answers came up -- fireman,
mechanic, businessman, salesman, doctor, lawyer, and so forth.

However, little Justin was being uncharacteristically quiet, so when the
teacher prodded him about his father, he finally replied,
' father's an exotic dancer in a gay cabaret and takes off all his
clothes in front of other men and they put money in
his underwear. Sometimes, if the offer is really good, he
will go home with some guy and stay with him all night for money.'

The teacher, obviously shaken by this statement, hurriedly set the other
children to work on some exercises and then took little
Justin aside to ask him,

'Is that really true about your father?'

'No', the boy said, 'He actually works for the Democratic National Committee
and helped get Barack Obama elected President last
year, but I was too embarrassed to say that in front of the class.'

A Very Good Question

18 Reasons Why You Should NOT Vaccinate Your Children Against The Flu This Season

by Bill Sardi

This year it is more important that you protect your children and loved ones from the flu vaccines than influenza itself. Here are the reasons:

1. This flu is simply another flu. It is not unusually deadly. In fact, the H1N1 swine flu in circulation is less deadly than many other influenza outbreaks. The first 1000 confirmed swine flu cases in Japan and China produced zero deaths. The Centers for Disease Control alleges 36,000 Americans succumb to the flu each year, but so far, since March through August of 2009 (6 months), the swine flu has been attributed to ~500–600 deaths in the US. The swine flu of 2009 has already swept through the Southern Hemisphere’s flu season without alarm. Only exaggerated reports have been issued by the World Health Organization regarding hospitalizations required during the flu season in South American countries. Getting exposed to influenza and developing natural antibodies confers resistance for future flu outbreaks. Artificially boosting antibodies by exposure to flu viruses in vaccines is more problematic than natural exposure. Americans have been exposed to the H1N1 swine flu throughout the summer of 2009 with far fewer deaths and hospitalizations than commonly attributed to the seasonal flu.

2. Health authorities tacitly admit prior flu vaccination programs were of worthless value. This is the first time both season and pandemic flu vaccines will be administered. Both seasonal flu and swine flu vaccines will require two inoculations. This is because single inoculations have failed to produce sufficient antibodies. Very young children and older frail adults, the high-risk groups in the population, may not produce sufficient antibodies in response to the flu vaccine. This is an admission that prior flu vaccines were virtually useless. The same people who brought you the ineffective vaccines in past years are bringing you this year’s new vaccines. Can you trust them this time?

3. In addition to failure to produce sufficient antibodies, this swine flu vaccine is brought to you by the same people who haven’t been able to adequately produce a seasonal flu vaccine that matches the flu strain in circulation. In recent years flu vaccination has been totally worthless because the strains of the flu in circulation did not match the strain of the virus in the vaccines. Authorities claim the prevalent flu strain in circulation in mid-September ’09 is the H1N1 swine flu, which appears to be milder than past seasonal influenza in circulation. If this data is correct, why receive the season flu shot this year?

4. The vaccines will be produced by no less than four different manufacturers, possibly with different additives (called adjuvants) and manufacturing methods. The two flu inoculations may be derived from a multi-dose vial and in a crisis, and in short supply, it will be diluted to provide more doses and then adjuvants must be added to trigger a stronger immune response. Adjuvants are added to vaccines to boost production of antibodies but may trigger autoimmune reactions. Some adjuvants are mercury (thimerosal), aluminum and squalene. Would you permit your children to be injected with lead? Lead is very harmful to the brain. Then why would you sign a consent form for your kids to be injected with mercury, which is even more brain-toxic than lead? Injecting mercury may fry the brains of American kids.

5. This is the first year mock vaccines have been used to gain FDA approval. Mock vaccines are made to gain approval of the manufacturing method and then the prevalent virus strain in circulation is added just days before it is actually placed into use. Don’t subject your children to experimental vaccines. Yes, these vaccines have been tested on healthy kids and adults, but they are not the same vaccines your children will be given. Those children with asthma, allergies, type I diabetes, etc. are at greater risk for side effects. Children below the age of 2 years do not have a sufficient blood–brain barrier developed and are subject to chronic brain infections that emanate into symptoms that are called autism. Toddlers should not be subjected to injected viruses.

6. Over-vaccination is a common practice now in America. American children are subjected to 29 vaccines by the age of two. This means a little bit of disease is being injected into young children continually during their most formative years! Veterinarians have backed off of repeat vaccination in dogs because of observed side effects.

7. Health officials want to vaccinate women during pregnancy, subjecting the fetal brain to an intentional biological assault. A recent study showed exposure flu viruses among women during pregnancy provoke a similar gene expression pattern in the fetus as that seen in autistic children. This is a tacit admission that vaccines, which inject a little bit of influenza into humans, causes autism.

8. Modern medicine has no explanation for autism, despite its continued rise in prevalence. Yet autism is not reported among Amish children who go unvaccinated. Beware the falsehoods of modern medicine.

9. School kids are likely to receive nasally-administered vaccines (Flu-Mist) that require no needle injection. But this form of live vaccine produces viral shedding which will surely be transmitted to family members. What a way to start an epidemic!

10. This triple reassortment virus appears to be man made. The H1N1 swine flu virus of 2009 coincidentally appeared in Mexico on the same week that President Nicolas Sarkozy of France visited Mexican president Felipe Calderon, to announce that France intends to build a multi-million dollar vaccine plant in Mexico. An article written by Ron Maloney of the Seguin, Texas Gazette-Enterprise newspaper announces a "rehearsal for a pandemic disaster" scheduled for May 2, 2009. The article says: "Guadalupe County emergency management and their counterparts around the country are preparing for just such a scenario…" This means county health authorities across the U.S. had been preparing a rehearsal for mass vaccinations prior to the announced outbreak in Mexico. Virologists admit this part swine flu/part avian flu/part human flu virus must have taken time to develop. But it somehow wasn’t detected by hundreds of flu monitoring stations across the globe. On April 24, 2009 Dr. John Carlo, Dallas County Medical Director, alludes that the H1N1 strain of the Swine flu as possibly being engineered in a laboratory. He says: "This strain of swine influenza that’s been cultured in a laboratory is something that’s not been seen anywhere actually in the United States and the world, so this is actually a new strain of influenza that’s been identified." (Globe & Mail, Canada)

11. Recall the swine flu scare of 1976. In a politically charged atmosphere where Gerald Ford was seeking election to the Presidency, the swine flu suddenly appeared at a military base. Vaccine was produced and millions of Americans were vaccinated. But the vaccine was worse than the disease, causing hundreds of cases of Guillain Barre syndrome and a few deaths. In a replay of the past, the White House is directly involved in promoting the H1N1 2009 swine flu vaccine. The federal government will use federal funds to pay off schools to administer vaccines, promote vaccination via highway billboards and TV advertisements, and conduct military-style mass inoculations in such rapid fashion that if side effects occur, it will be too late. The masses will have been vaccinated already. Over $9 billion has been allotted by the federal government to develop and deliver an unproven and experimental flu vaccine. Don’t be a guinea pig for the government.

12. Researchers are warning that over-use of the flu vaccine and anti-flu drugs like Tamiflu and Relenza can apply genetic pressure on flu viruses and then they are more likely to mutate into a more deadly strain. US health authorities want 70% of the public to be vaccinated against the flu this ’09 season, which is more than double the vaccination percentage of any prior flu season. This would certainly apply greater genetic pressure for the flu to mutate into a more virulent strain.

13. Most seasonal influenza A (H1N1) virus strains tested from the United States and other countries are now resistant to Tamiflu (oseltamivir). Tamiflu has become a nearly worthless drug against seasonal flu. According to data provided by the Centers for Disease Control, among 1148 seasonal flu samples tested, 1143 (99.6%) were resistant to Tamiflu!

14. As the flu season progresses the federal government may coerce or mandate Americans to undergo vaccination. France has already ordered enough vaccine to inoculate their entire population and has announced that vaccination will be mandatory. The US appears to be waiting to announce mandatory vaccination at a later date when it can scare the public into consenting to the vaccine. The federal government is reported to be hiring people to visit homes of unvaccinated children. This sounds like the Biblical account of Pharaoh attempting to eradicate all the young Israelite baby boys. Must we hide our babies now?

15. Public health authorities have cried wolf every flu season to get the public to line up for flu shots. Health authorities repeatedly publish the bogus 36,000 annual flu-related deaths figure to scare the public into getting flu shots. But that figure is based on the combined deaths from pneumonia in the elderly and the flu. Maybe just 5000–6000 or so flu-related deaths occur annually, mostly among individuals with compromised immune systems, the hospitalized, individuals with autoimmune disease or other health problems. As stated above, the swine flu in full force has only resulted in ~500–600 deaths in the first six months in circulation and it is far more dreaded by public health authorities than the seasonal flu. The Centers for Disease Control issues a purchase order for flu vaccines and then serves as the public relations agency to get the public to pay for the vaccines. Out of a population of 325 million Americans, only 100 million doses of flu vaccine have been administered each year and no epidemic has erupted among the unvaccinated.

16. The news media is irresponsible in stirring up unfounded fear over this coming flu season. Just exactly how ethical is it for newspapers to publish reports that a person has died of the swine flu when supposedly thousands die of the flu annually? In the past the news media hasn’t chosen to publicize each and every flu-related death, but this time it has chosen to frighten the public. Why? Examine the chart below. The chart shows that the late flu season of 2009 peaked in week 23 (early June) and has dissipated considerably.

According to data provided by the Centers for Disease Control, for week 34 ending August 29, 2009, there were 236 hospitalizations and 37 deaths related to the flu. That would represent just 5 hospitalizations and less than one death per State, which is "below the epidemic threshold."

17. Public health officials are irresponsible in their omission of any ways to strengthen immunity against the flu. No options outside of problematic vaccines and anti-flu drugs are offered, despite the fact there is strong evidence that vitamins C and D activate the immune system and the trace mineral selenium prevents the worst form of the disease where the lungs fill up with fluid and literally drown a flu-infected person. The only plausible explanation as to why the flu season typically peaks in winter months is a deficiency of sunlight-produced vitamin D. Protect your family. Arm your immune system with vitamins and trace minerals.

18. Will we ever learn if the flu vaccine this year is deadly in itself? In 1993 the federal government hid a deadly flu vaccine that killed thousands of nursing home patients. It was the first year that flu shots were paid for by Medicare. The vaccine-related mortality was so large that this set back the life expectancy of Americans for the first time since the 1918 Spanish flu! Mortality reports take a year or two to tabulate and the federal government may choose not to reveal the true mortality rate and whether it was related to the flu or the vaccines. You say this couldn’t happen? It did in 1993!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Today's Workouts

Actually last nights workout. Finally things were settled enoguh around the house by 9pm last night. I got out for 15 peaceful and queit miles. Wore my Saucony Tangent 3 running shoes.

Lack of Sunshine Could Make you Oink


As the advent of the experimental swine flu vaccine program draws near, I want to highlight the information coming out that confirms the importance of having sufficient vitamin D levels in order to limit your chances of contracting the swine flu, or any other influenza for that matter.

Dr. Cannell, who is a leader in the field of vitamin D research and education, points out that the CDC unwittingly supports the theory that your vitamin D levels likely play an equally important role in the swine flu as in other types of seasonal flu.

According to the CDC’s statistics, the H1N1 flu has killed 36 children in U.S., and of those, almost two-thirds had either epilepsy, cerebral palsy, or some other neurodevelopmental condition like mental retardation.

All of these neurological conditions are associated with childhood vitamin D deficiency, Dr. Cannell observed, which could also have made them far more susceptible to flu complications.

The Connection Between Your Vitamin D Levels and Contracting the Flu

Previously, Dr. Cannell has published a very credible hypothesis that explains the seasonal nature of the flu.

His findings were first published in the journal Epidemiology and Infection two years ago, followed up with another study published in the Virology Journal last year.

His hypothesis was then confirmed by another study -- the largest and most nationally representative of its kind to date -- that involved about 19,000 Americans. It too found that people with the lowest blood vitamin D levels reported having significantly more recent colds or cases of the flu.

The positive correlation between lower vitamin D levels and increased risk of upper respiratory tract infections was even more pronounced in individuals with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Part of the explanation is that vitamin D creates over 200 antimicrobial peptides in your body that serve as natural broad-spectrum antibiotics, so when your vitamin D levels fall, you also reduce your natural capacity to ward off colds, influenza and other respiratory infections.

During flu seasons, vitamin D levels in your blood are typically at their lowest point due to lack of exposure to sunshine.

At least four other recent studies show this inverse association between lower respiratory tract infections and 25(OH)D levels. That is, the higher your vitamin D level, the lower your risk of contracting colds, flu, and other respiratory tract infections:

A 2007 study suggests higher vitamin D status enhances your immunity to microbial infections. They found that subjects with vitamin D deficiency had significantly more days of absence from work due to respiratory infection than did control subjects.
A 2009 study on vitamin D deficiency in newborns with acute lower respiratory infection confirmed a strong, positive correlation between newborns’ and mother’s vitamin D levels. Over 87 percent of all newborns and over 67 percent of all mothers had vitamin D levels lower than 20 ng/ml, which is a severe deficiency state.

Newborns with vitamin D deficiency appear to have an increased risk of developing ALRI, and since the child’s vitamin D level strongly correlates with its mother’s, the researchers recommend that all mothers’ optimize their vitamin D levels during pregnancy, especially in the winter months, to safeguard their baby’s health.
A similar Indian study published in 2004 also reported that vitamin D deficiency in infants significantly raised their odds ratio for having severe ALRI.
Another 2009 report in the journal Pediatric Research stated that infants and children appear more susceptible to viral rather than bacterial infections when deficient in vitamin D. And that, based on the available evidence showing a strong connection between vitamin D, infections, and immune function in children, vitamin D supplementation may be a valuable therapy in pediatric medicine.
Most American Children and Teenagers are Vitamin D Deficient

It’s been shown that vitamin D deficiency in American teens is very common. According to one recent study, only 25 percent of more than 3,500 teenagers, aged 12 to 19, had levels higher than 26 ng/ml, and 25 percent had levels lower than 15 ng/ml, which is a severe deficiency state.

And in another study that included 6,000 American kids between the ages of one to 21, 9 percent had vitamin D levels less than 15 ng/mL, and 70 percent had less than 30 ng/mL.

As you may recall, the optimal level of vitamin D is far higher than the conventionally recommended level of 30 ng/ml.

Ranges calculated based on the values of healthy people in tropical or subtropical parts of the world, where they are receiving healthy sun exposures, shows that your optimal vitamin D level is likely to be in the 50-65 ng/ml range.

Canada Leads the Pack, Studying Vitamin D’s Impact on Swine Flu

After studying the role of vitamin D in severe seasonal influenza, Canada’s Public Health Agency (PHAC) has confirmed that it will now adapt their research to investigate the role of vitamin D in protection against swine flu.

Unfortunately, it may take years before we see the results of their findings, and in the meantime, little or nothing will be done to promote vitamin D by conventional medicine.

I strongly suggest you don’t wait for their results to come in, as there is already abundant evidence showing that your vitamin D levels play a role in your likelihood of getting the flu.

Also, let’s not forget the fact that there is also abundant evidence showing that flu vaccines do NOT protect you from the flu, and one recent study found it had no impact on pediatric flu-related hospitalizations or doctor visits during the flu seasons studied. In fact, the researchers concluded that "significant influenza vaccine effectiveness could not be demonstrated for any season, age, or setting."

In addition, a systematic review of 51 studies involving 260,000 children age 6 to 23 months also found no evidence that the flu vaccine is any more effective than a placebo.

So if hedging bets, I would bet that optimizing your vitamin D levels will offer far greater advantages and protection than getting a flu shot – whether it’s a seasonal flu vaccine or a swine flu vaccine.

You Can Use Vitamin D to Treat the Flu, Too

If you were to maintain your vitamin D levels within the optimal range of 50-65 ng/ml, you would likely avoid being affected during the cold and flu season entirely.

That said, if you are coming down with flu-like symptoms and have not been on vitamin D you can take doses of 50,000 units a day for three days to treat the acute infection. Some researchers like Dr. Cannell believe the dose could even be as high as 1,000 units per pound of body weight for three days.

Ultimately, your best bet – not just for cold and flu prevention, but for the prevention of an astounding number of common and often chronic diseases – is to maintain healthy levels of vitamin D year-round.

To find out even more important information about vitamin D, I strongly recommend you watch my one-hour free vitamin D lecture along with my video on vitamin D’s role in flu prevention.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


A plane is on its way to Houston when a blonde in economy class gets up and moves to the first class section and sits down.

The flight attendant watches her do this and asks to see her ticket. She then tells the blonde that she paid for economy class and that she will have to sit in the back.

The blonde replies, 'I'm blonde, I'm beautiful, I'm going to Houston and I'm staying right here.'
The flight attendant goes into the cockpit and tells the pilot and the co-pilot that there is a blonde bimbo sitting in first class that belongs in economy and won’t move back to her seat.

The co-pilot goes back to the blonde and tries to explain that because she only paid for economy she will have to leave and return to her seat.

The blonde replies, 'I'm blonde, I'm beautiful, I'm going to Houston and I'm staying right here.'

The co-pilot tells the pilot that he probably should have the police waiting when they land to arrest this blonde woman who won't listen to reason.

‘Jack’ the pilot says, 'You say she is a blonde? I'll handle this."

I'm married to a blonde. I speak blonde.'

He goes back to the blonde and whispers in her ear, and she says, 'oh, I'm sorry.' and she gets up and goes back to her seat in economy.

The flight attendant and co-pilot are amazed and asked him what he said to make her move without any fuss.

I told her, “first class isn't going to Houston.”

And now it’s the Swine Flu

The cold war, the war on poverty, the coming ice-age (in the 70’s), over population, nuclear winter, the war on drugs, global warming, the war on terror, rapid climate change etc…what do these all have in common? (besides being frauds)

They are all either government created or government sponsored fallacies or partial truths that are expanded and blown out of portion to create fear and by that creating fear a they create a false dependence on Big Brother. The only way to keep people from realizing that they DO NOT need the large majority of functions that government has assumed (or created out of thin air) over time is to create a State of Fear (apologies to Michael Crichton for stealing his phrase).

Think about all the ‘services’ that governments, the feds in particular, provide. How many of them could you do without or provide for yourself? It’s not a trick question, the answer is pretty much all of them. Why do we give over more and more control of our lives and give away more of our personal liberties to cretins in Washington? This isn’t a trick question either. It’s cause we are lemmings.

Why does the government start all these programs and ‘wars’ in the first place? Do you really think they care about us? They don’t. They don’t care about me and they don’t care about you. All they want is to keep and expand their power over us.

What would have happened after the cold war had ended in 1989 if all the global warming nonsense hadn’t conveniently come to the forefront? I’ll tell you what would have happened. People would have had time to think, lived their lives normally and then realized that we didn’t need all this big government and we might have actually done something about. Well maybe we wouldn’t have done something about it. What with all the years of brainwashing we have been subjected to from public schools, state universities, the media, the lawyers and even the mainstream churches.

But not to fear we have global warming...excuse me rapid weather change, the war on terror and now the big bad swine flu to keep Los Federales all up in our grille. Just wait the news and predictions of this flu will get more and more dire and pretty soon you will see them try and implement forced worthless (dangerous actually) vaccinations. Just watch. It’s coming.

“People should not fear their government, their government should fear the people“ - V

Monday, September 21, 2009

Today's Workouts

Back to work so it was back to trails at lunch time for a run. 7 miles in lovely weather. Lots of deer, birds, runners and hikers. There was even a black snake on the trail that I had to hurdle. I wore my Asics Trail Attack running shoes.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Many Health Workers Won't Take Swine Flu Vaccine


The United States is set to receive as many as 600 million doses of swine flu vaccine, enough for 300 million Americans.

Health care workers are one of four “top priority” groups that stand to receive the swine flu vaccine first (the other three are pregnant women, children with chronic health conditions, and adults with chronic health conditions), under the premise that they will be more likely to be exposed to the virus and need to stay healthy to provide care.

Well, the fact that less than half of nearly 400 hospital workers questioned planned to accept the swine flu shot is very telling, though not surprising considering the majority of health care workers also refuse the seasonal flu shot.

The most common reason given for refusal, and rightfully so, was potential side effects, followed by questions about the vaccine’s efficacy.

Even among a focus group of 85 people, very few said they would get vaccinated in the event of a pandemic. Again, many noted the risks involved in using newly developed vaccines that are rushed to market as a primary concern. Many also believed, correctly I might add, that they could protect themselves through their own behavior, including:

Frequent handwashing

Staying away from crowded places and sick people

Eating well to maintain their immune system

These sentiments are right on, as it is the health of your immune system, which is primarily controlled by your lifestyle habits, that will keep you healthy during a flu outbreak. A vaccine is not the answer, and in fact can cause many other health problems.

Fortunately, this site, and many others seeking to shed light on this deceptive manipulation about the swine flu, are making a huge impact and people are refusing to believe the government propaganda.

Vaccine safety advocates everywhere are beginning to make a serious dent. According to a recent Fox News poll, the majority of people in the U.S. now believe the swine flu vaccine may be deadlier than the actual virus.

Why the Swine Flu Vaccine is a Disaster Waiting to Happen

Count yourself lucky that you still have a choice about whether or not to receive a swine flu vaccine … as I would no sooner choose to get this shot than I would run through a field full of landmines.

For starters, the swine flu vaccine contains dangerous additives such as mercury and squalene, which has been linked to the development of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.

Further, senior neurologists sent a confidential letter to the UK government warning that the swine flu vaccine has been linked to a deadly nerve disease known as Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). GBS attacks the lining of your nerves, causing paralysis and inability to breathe, and can be fatal.

German lung specialist Wolfgang Wodarg has also come out about even more potential health risks associated with the swine flu vaccine. According to Dr. Wodarg, the swine flu vaccine contains animal cancer cells, and there’s no data indicating whether or not this may cause an allergic reaction when injected.

It also raises questions about the risk of contracting cancer.

Likewise, Johannes Löwer, president of the Paul Ehrlich Institute, believes the side effects of the vaccine can be far worse than the actual swine flu virus, which typically causes only mild symptoms, requiring just a few days in bed.

Swine Flu is Typically NOT Serious

Media reports sensationalizing the “death toll” that could come from the swine flu are just that: sensationalized.

As you may already know, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) consistently claim the seasonal flu kills about 36,000 Americans each year. After investigating that figure, it has been found to be a gross exaggeration based on flawed data compilation, but still, the swine flu has claimed FAR fewer lives than the seasonal flu in any given year, and no draconian measures have ever been taken to curtail the seasonal flu.

Dr. Wodarg told the German press that the widespread fear of the pandemic was an “orchestration,” stating:

“It is great business for the pharmaceutical industry. Swine flu is not very different from normal flu. On the contrary, if you look at the number of cases it is nothing compared to a normal flu outbreak.”

Before you accept a vaccination, or allow your child to receive one, it’s always wise to examine the benefits versus the risks. In the case of swine flu, most often the symptoms are mild and resolve on their own. But no one yet knows what side effects could come from taking the swine flu vaccine.

Fortunately, for now the vaccine is still voluntary but there has been talk that it may become mandatory. For a great review of why mandatory vaccinations are unconstitutional and illegal, I recommend the book “Horrors of Vaccination Exposed and Illustrated; Petition to the President to Abolish Compulsory Vaccination in the Army and Navy,” by Charles M. Higgins.

Written in 1920, the book is now in the public domain and can be read and downloaded for free by clicking this link. It discusses the dangers of vaccinations, the cover-ups of vaccine deaths, and explains your constitutional rights and the medical trends that are stripping those rights away, and is every bit as relevant today as it was when it was first written.

If you prefer a hardcopy version, you can also purchase the book, as it has recently been republished.

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

When it comes to preventing the flu … any flu, including swine flu, natural prevention is your best option. Taking care of your health to reduce or eliminate your risk of contracting the flu is always going to be your safest bet. This past article details my top recommendations for avoiding the flu naturally, and I strongly urge you to start incorporating these changes into your life today.

I also strongly suggest you make sure your vitamin D levels are optimized prior to flu season, as vitamin D is a powerful flu fighter.

There is so much compelling evidence that I believe optimizing your vitamin D levels is one of the absolute best strategies for avoiding infections of ALL kinds, and vitamin D deficiency is likely the TRUE culprit behind the seasonality of the flu -- not the flu virus itself.

Ultimately, your best bet is to maintain healthy levels of vitamin D around 60 ng/ml year-round. Please note that this is far higher than most doctors will refer to as “normal.” Rather it is the optimal level you’ll want to maintain for disease prevention.

I highly recommend you watch my one-hour free vitamin D lecture along with my video on vitamin D’s role in flu prevention for more in-depth information about vitamin D’s role in flu prevention.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Another Shocking Warning About Swine Flu Vaccine

Posted by: Dr. Mercola

The swine flu vaccine has been hit by new cancer fears after a German health expert gave a shocking warning about its safety.

Lung specialist Wolfgang Wodarg has said that there are many risks associated with the vaccine for the H1N1 virus. The nutrient solution for the vaccine consists of cancerous cells from animals, and some fear that the risk of cancer could be increased by injecting the cells.

The vaccine can also cause worse side effects than the actual swine flu virus.

Sources: August 21, 2009
Reuters August 22, 2009
Socio-Economics History Blog July 15, 2009

Finally some good news to report about the swine flu mess.

This site, and many others seeking to shed light on this deceptive manipulation, are making a huge impact and the people are refusing to believe the government propaganda.

Vaccine safety advocates everywhere are beginning to make a serious dent. According to a recent Fox News poll, the majority of people in the US now believe the swine flu vaccine may be deadlier than the actual virus.

Additionally, there is more good news when it comes to what health care professionals believe. Research published in the August 25 issue of the British Medical Journal reveals that more than half of doctors and nurses in public hospitals would also refuse the H1N1 vaccine, due to concerns about side effects and doubts about its efficacy.

New Potential Health Risks of the Swine Flu Vaccine Emerge

Just last week I reported on the confidential correspondence between the British Health Protection Agency and 600 neurologists, warning them to be on the lookout for cases of Guillain- Barré Syndrome once the swine flu vaccine campaign begins.

I’ve published earlier articles about some of the more dangerous ingredients in this vaccine, such as mercury, and squalene, which has been linked to the development of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.

Now, German lung specialist Wolfgang Wodarg has come out about even more potential health risks associated with the swine flu vaccine. Interestingly, Dr. Wodarg also holds political office, as the chairman of the health committee in the German parliament and European Council.

According to Dr. Wodarg, the swine flu vaccine contains animal cancer cells, and there’s no data indicating whether or not this may cause an allergic reaction when injected.

It also raises questions about the risk of contracting cancer.

He also told the German press that the widespread fear of the pandemic was an “orchestration,” stating,

“It is great business for the pharmaceutical industry. Swine flu is not very different from normal flu. On the contrary, if you look at the number of cases it is nothing compared to a normal flu outbreak.”

More Documentation about Swine Flu Vaccine Safety

A recent article by Dr. Blaylock also highlights the many reasons why the vaccine may be far more dangerous than the virus. If you have interest in this issue I would strongly encourage you to read Dr. Blaylock’s article.

He states that the Baxter swine flu vaccine, called Celvapan, uses cultured cells from the African green monkey, which has previously been implicated as having transmitted a number of vaccine-contaminating viruses, including the HIV virus.

Likewise, Johannes Löwer, president of the Paul Ehrlich Institute, believes the side effects of the vaccine can be far worse than the actual swine flu virus, which typically causes only mild symptoms, requiring just a few days in bed.

As you may already know, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) consistently claim the seasonal flu kills about 36,000 Americans each year. After investigating that figure, it has been found to be a gross exaggeration based on flawed data compilation, but still, the swine flu has claimed FAR fewer lives than the seasonal flu in any given year, and no draconian measures have ever been taken to curtail the seasonal flu.

Based on a rational view of the numbers involved, the widespread fear over the swine flu certainly appears completely unwarranted.

I’d also like to point out that even though the World Health Organization’s web site claims that there has been at least 2,185 deaths from the swine flu worldwide, stating that: “Given that countries are no longer required to test and report individual cases, the number of cases reported actually understates the real number of cases,” the truth is likely quite different..


Because some countries, such as Great Britain, are now recording any and all cases of flu as the swine flu, based on nothing more than an online questionnaire.

How would this practice lead to an understatement of the real number of swine flu cases?

Without laboratory verification, it’s quite likely that a very large number of these so-called swine flu cases are in fact cases of seasonal flu.

Industry Versus Independent Research Findings -- Who are You Going to Believe?

Dr. Blaylock claims to have reviewed a number of studies on the immune adjuvant squalene, and found that several of the human test studies found it to be very safe. However, upon further investigation, they were all done by the pharmaceutical companies using the adjuvant.

However, a great number of the studies done by independent research facilities all found a strong link between squalene or MF-59 (which contains squalene) and autoimmune diseases.

Dr. Blaylock warns,

“Studies of other immune adjuvants using careful tracer techniques have shown that they routinely enter your brain following vaccination.

What most people do not know, even the doctors who recommend the vaccines, is that most such studies by pharmaceutical companies observe the patients for only one to two weeks following vaccination—these types of reactions may take months or even years to manifest.”

This is a major point.

If you were to develop an autoimmune disease years down the line, how would you ever be able to prove that your disease originated in a needle?

And worse, even if you could prove it, it wouldn’t do you any good, because vaccine manufacturers have cleverly manipulated government into granting them immunity against lawsuits, should any harm be caused by this experimental vaccine.

Why You Should Avoid Other Anti-Virals as Well

British researchers recently warned that the antiviral medication Tamiflu is “inappropriate for healthy adults.”

"Recommending the use of antiviral drugs for the treatment of people presenting with [flu] symptoms is unlikely to be the most appropriate course of action," they concluded.

The study, published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases, recommends that healthy people who get the swine flu should NOT be treated with antivirals like Tamiflu or Relenza, unless they suffer complications from the flu.

Based on their findings, either drug will reduce your illness by about HALF A DAY.

For people with health conditions like diabetes or asthma, Relenza was able to cut sickness by just under one full day, and Tamiflu by three-quarters of a day, on average.

Seriously… Are the potentially serious side effects really worth the risk, to gain maybe half a day? You’ll STILL spend five or six days in bed, with or without the shot, as it does not necessarily PREVENT the flu, it just reduces the length of your illness by a few hours if you do get it!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Just put a new bathroom in the house

with the addition of the new one we are are now a family of 14 and need more bathrooms.

Kolbe Peter

is here after 26 hours of labor that ended in a c-section. Here is a picture of the "little" guy (9 pounds 11 ounces)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Double Yuck

Ellen DeGeneres Named 4th 'American Idol' Judge

By Hank Stuever
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, September 10, 2009; 12:42 PM

So, Ellen DeGeneres will be sitting at the "American Idol" judges' desk when the hugely popular singing competition returns early next year. She'll be in Paula Abdul's vacated, spacey place, with Simon and Randy. (And oh, right -- Kara.) It says a lot. It unravels the icon tapestry of the early 21st-century religion of insta-fame: How does she fit there? Does she fit there? Is she in fact too famous to sit there?

I'm not sure what is worse. A middle-age cougar who can't keep her store-bought boobs under wraps or a middle-age dyke whose boobs nobody wants to see...ever!

I never thought I'd day this, but I miss Paula. There I said it. I feel better now.

Sure DeGenerate...I mean DeGeneres might be funny (she is a comedian after all) but Paula is funny without trying to be funny so she is always 'on'.

Pet Peeve Phriday

Business Buzzwords

Yo Dorks, no one thinks you are smart or cool when you use your stupid 'pithy' phrases.

Such as the following:

Best of breed
Brain dump
Outside the box

And the newest one that I despise is "Out of Pocket"
As in "I'm on vacation all next week so I will be out of pocket"
If you read about some guy in Maryland snapping during a business meeting and beating the snot out of one of his coworkers with a running shoe, that would be me.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

It Could be Worse

Gestation period of various mammals

Cow 10 months
Horse 11 months
Sea Lion 12 months
Whale 12 months
Donkey 13 months
Camel 14 months
Giraffe 15 months
Rhino 17 months
Elephant 21 months

Today's Workouts

30 mile run early this morning wearing my Asics DS Trainer running shoes. Very long time out there on my feet without a whole lot to do. My ipod bought the farm a few months ago, I think I sweated it to death.

Still waiting for that baby to show up.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I Promise this wasn't me

Man-crush or not on Nadal, I'd never do least I don't think I would...I'm pretty sure I wouldn't...let me think about it for awhile...I'll get back to y'all...

NYC man to be charged for Nadal on-court kiss
(AP) – 44 minutes ago

NEW YORK — A New York City man arrested for running onto the court at the U.S. Open to kiss Rafael Nadal will be charged with trespassing and faces possible jail time if convicted, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Noam U. Aorta dashed out of the stands at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens just after midnight Wednesday after Nadal advanced to the quarterfinals by beating Gael Monfils, prosecutors said. Aorta ran onto the court, then hugged and kissed the Spanish star as he was changing shirts on the sideline before security guards took him into custody, they said.

"For me, it wasn't a problem. The guy was really nice," Nadal said. "He said, 'I love you,' and he kissed me."

Today's Workouts

7 miles running on the trails wearing my Asics Trail Attack running shoes. Saw 6 deer, 1 groundchuck, 7 hikers, 1 runner and 1 mountain biker.

Had six Whitecastle cheeseburgers for lunch afterwards.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Cowboy

Thanks to a reader named Terry who correctly assumed I would be down with this joke.

A cowboy named Bud was overseeing his herd in a remote mountainous pasture in California when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced toward him out of a cloud of dust.
The driver, a young man in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes, RayBan sunglasses and YSL tie, leaned out the window and asked the cowboy, "If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, Will you give me a calf?"
Bud looks at the man, obviously a yuppie, then looks at his peacefully grazing herd and calmly answers, "Sure, Why not?"

The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell notebook computer, connects it to his Cingular RAZR V3 cell phone, and surfs to a NASA page on the Internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite to get an exact fix on his location which he then feeds to another NASA satellite that scans the area in an ultra-high-resolution photo.
The young man then opens the digital photo in Adobe Photoshop and exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg , Germany.

Within seconds, he receives an email on his Palm Pilot that the image has been processed and the data stored. He then accesses an MS-SQL database through an ODBC connected Excel spreadsheet with email on his Blackberry and, after a few minutes, receives a response.
Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report on his hi-tech, miniaturized HP LaserJet printer, turns to the cowboy and says, "You have exactly 1,586 cows and calves."

"That's right. Well, I guess you can take one of my calves," says Bud.
He watches the young man select one of the animals and looks on with amusement as the young man stuffs it into the trunk of his car.

Then Bud says to the young man, "Hey, if I can tell you exactly what your business is, will you give me back my calf?"
The young man thinks about it for a second and then says, "Okay, why not?"
"You're a Congressman for the U.S. Government", says Bud.

"Wow! That's correct," says the yuppie, "but how did you guess that?"

"No guessing required." answered the cowboy. "You showed up here even though nobody called you; you want to get paid for an answer I already knew, to a question I never asked. You used millions of dollars worth of equipment trying to show me how much smarter than me you are; and you don't know a thing about how working people make a living - or about cows, for that matter. This is a herd of sheep...
Now give me back my dog.

Today's Workouts

15.27 mile run early this morning while wearing my Minuzo Waver Runners.

No other workouts in no delivering a baby type of workouts :(
5 days late and counting....

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Deep Fried Butter - For my Bride

Who has been known to eat a Fried Oreo every now and again.

From MSN

Who among us hasn’t simultaneously marveled and shuddered over accounts of deep-fried Twinkies? Deep-fried Oreos? Deep-fried bacon?

Well, brace yourself, because a new deep-fried item has been invented that’s so bold, so audacious, so brazen, it’s bound to take your breath away. The invention is none other than:

Deep-fried butter.

That’s right. This artery-clogging, heart-stopping dish is among eight new deep-fried concoctions that will be unveiled to the public at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas later this month. Each year, fair concessionaires try to outdo themselves by dreaming up recipes that could send you racing to your cardiologist if they became regular staples of your diet. The friendly competition has become so intense that fair officials have dubbed the fairgrounds the “Fried Food Capital of Texas.”

This year’s fried butter entry is the brainchild of 39-year-old Dallas resident Abel Gonzales Jr., winner of past state fair competitions for his Texas Fried Cookie Dough, Fried Peanut Butter, Jelly and Banana Sandwich and Fried Coke recipes.

(That’s right. Fried Coke.)

To make fried butter, the butter itself needs to have an outer coating, or shell, if you will — something that can withstand the bubbling cauldron of the deep fryer.

“I mean, butter by itself does not taste good,” Gonzales said. “Nobody just grabs a stick of butter and eats it. That would be gross.”

So here’s what Gonzales does: He takes 100 percent pure butter, whips it until it is light and fluffy, freezes it, then surrounds it with dough. The butter-laden dough balls are then dropped into the deep fryer.

For purists who just want the unadulterated taste of butter, Gonzales serves up plain-butter versions of his creation. For others who want a little more pizzazz, he offers three additional versions with flavored butters: garlic, grape or cherry.

“When you taste it, it really does taste like a hot roll with butter,” said Sue Gooding, spokeswoman for the State Fair of Texas. “It tastes great.”

“It’s like a mix between a biscuit or a croissant that is just stuffed to the gills with butter on the inside,” Gonzales said. “I think that’s the best way to describe it.”

An order of fried butter will get you three or four pieces of piping-hot dough in a little cardboard boat.

“Any more than that and I think it would be a little bit too much,” Gonzales said. “A little bit too rich.”

Friday, September 4, 2009

The Pope and Nancy Pelosi

The Pope and Nancy Pelosi are on the same stage in front of a huge crowd.The Pope leans towards Mrs. Pelosi and said, "Do you know that with onelittle wave of my hand I can make every person in this crowd go wild with joy?This joy will not be a momentary display, like that of your followers,but go deep into their hearts and they'll forever speak of this day and rejoice!"

Pelosi replied, "I seriously doubt that. With one little wave of your hand? Show me"

So the Pope slapped her.

Pet Peeve Phriday

Pet owners -
Not just any pet owners but one specific kind. You probably know a couple like this

· Decided not to have kids because of the poor environment but has two pretentious pure breed dogs
· Met with the breeders ahead of time and paid thousands of dollars for the dogs
· Talks about their dogs as if they were their children and also has some ‘cute’ story to tell about them
· Feeds the dogs designer dog food and spends more money of dog food than I do on groceries
· Buys their dogs Christmas gifts and dresses them in sweaters
· Sends pictures of their dogs in their Christmas cards
· Takes their dog to the groomers monthly
· Spends $20,000 for the dog to have a hip replacement instead of $50 to have it put down
· Hangs out at dog-parks drinking Starbucks coffee with other losers
· Let their dogs sit on their laps while driving
· Takes their ‘babies’ to doggie daycare while at work and checks in on them throughout the day on the doggie webcam
· Can never do anything fun at the last minute cause they have dogs to care for
· Spends more on medical care for their 2 dogs annually than I do for my 12 kids
· Hauls them around in a Volvo station wagon with ‘Coexist’ and ‘Practice Civility’ bumper stickers on it (one of these days I’m going to flatten one of those cars with my Suburban)
· Say things like “isn’t he so cute”, as their dog is rubbing on your leg or sniffing your crotch

I hope they have fun with those dogs when they are old and can’t take care of themselves. I’m sure an Akita can change depends just as well as one of their non-existent children could.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Life with Cecilia aka Hunter

Can be interesting at times to say the least

Pre-dinner conversation with Cecilia (age 3) last night

Cecilia (in the bathroom going potty) yelling "someone come wipe me"

Me "what did you go?"

Cecilia "I went pee"

Me "Then wipe yourself"

Cecilia "I don't want to have to wash my hands again before dinner so I want you to wipe me"


Cecilia has out grown her naps, kinda. This basically means she is a monster most of the afternoon and then falls asleep right before dinner for an hour and then can't fall asleep at night until 10pm and is always coming downstairs and annoying us with requests for food, stories, a can of beer etc...


Cecilia is going to the local public school system's special ed school two afternoons a week for a pre-school program for help with her speech - not that we really want to understand some of the things that come out of her mouth. And no that rather beefy woman is not Sam. She is the bus aide. And yes we actually put our precious little 3 year old on the short bus with that tattooed-up woman. For the record Cecilia did not try and bum a smoke from her.


This morning for some unknown reason Cecilia decided to take a black marker (the permanent kind) and 'color' her momma's favorite family picture. On the plus side, at least she wasn't sniffing the marker. Cecilia would be the cute blonde kid in the lower right. And no it won't come off and yes maybe we should have replaced the glass...whatever


Yet despite all this she can be incredibly cute at times.

Today's Workouts

22.19 miles running. The Phlebitis seems to be all gone, at least there were no affects on the run. It felt good the whole way. Wore my Asics DS Trainer running shoes. Saw lots of other runners which is unusual...maybe the great weather is encouraging people to get out more or maybe they are all unemployed in this lousy economy.

Stop Paying for Things You Don't Need

From Dr Mercola's website

There are a lot of “conveniences” you don’t really need. Once you put an end to them, it’s like giving yourself a raise. Just think about it. If you can cut out the stupid stuff, you may have the money you need to start a serious savings program or to pay down your debts.

1. Extended Warranties

Generally, they’re not worth the money. If a new gadget or appliance is going to fail, research tells us it will do so during the manufacturer’s warranty period or long after the extended warranty has expired.
2. Gym Fees

Getting roped into a legal obligation to pay a big monthly fee for the next two or three years -- whether you use the gym or not -- makes no sense. Find a gym or health club that requires no contract (you pay by the month if and when you desire). Or don’t pay at all: you can walk, jog or run for free!
3. Fast-Food Runs

Before you leave the house in the morning, figure out how much cash you’ll need for the day, then take only that amount with you. Bring your own snacks and pack a brown-bag lunch to reduce costs even more.
4. Cell Phone Apps and Ringtones

Make a hard-and-fast rule that you do not pay for ringtones, apps or games—then find them for free. They’re out there; you just have to search for the ones that work on your particular phone and with your service provider.
5. Fees (Late, Over Limit or Worse):

Getting your credit card payment in late can mean a $39 whack on the wrist. Being sloppy with your bank account and bouncing a check can cost you around $27.
6. Landline Extras

Have you looked at your home phone bill lately? You could be paying for features you never use: call forwarding, call waiting, who knows what else. Those add-ons could be costing you $15 a month or more.
7. Rental Car Insurance

Saying yes can add anywhere from $9 to $30 or more per day to the cost of the car. That’s a waste if you carry insurance on your cars at home, or if you pay with a credit card that offers rental car insurance as a perk.
8. Computer Software

Before you spend a dime, take a look at all the freeware out there. You’ll find programs written by enthusiasts and distributed with no strings attached: games, graphics, office suites, fonts, every kind of desktop tool and gadget imaginable.
9. Unlimited Texting

Most cell phone plans include a certain number of texts with the basic service. Upgrading to an unlimited plan can add $15 (about $180 per year per phone on your cell plan).
10. Bottled Water

Invest in a filter pitcher or install an inexpensive faucet filter. You’ll still come out ahead.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Today's Workouts

Im back
Im back in the saddle again
Im back
Im back in the saddle again

After a four day layoff for Phlebitis (sounds like a spit disorder) I hit the trails at lunch for 5 easy miles. The leg felt fine. Wore my new INOVA8 Flyroc running shoes. Saw 3 deer and the weather is fantastic.

Why Granny was Always so Happy

And kids were better behaved

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


The Rumor of my Death has only been Slightly Exaggerated

So I haven’t posted much or run much or done much of anything the last few days.
I had a shortened run on Thursday and Friday. Very painful and low energy runs.
Sharp and increasing pain in my left inner thigh. Starting Thursday night and increasing Friday. By Saturday morning it was a 9 on the pain scale and I could barely walk. And by Saturday morning I had a nasty looking red streak/snake running up my inner thigh. It is a nice shade of red that looks good with my summer tan - Very attractive. Of course everyone I talk to has some theory or horror story about red streaks on legs:

“My auntie had that and it was a staph infection and she died”
“I knew someone that had that and it was blood poisoning and they had their leg amputated”
“My grandpa Joe had that and he had to quit his traveling limbo team that he tours with”
“Oh yeah my husband had that and now he’s impotent”

Saturday night I went to the nighttime acute care place and they weren’t sure what it was. Their guess was either an inflamed vein (phlebitis) or an infection. So they gave me antibiotics to take and told me to also take Advil and to go see my primary care doctor on Monday. They also said if the streak continued up my body towards my heart it was a staph infection and I should go to the ER right away cause I would need intravenous antibiotics and if it wasn’t treated promptly I could die…nice.

So I was a tad stressed all weekend. I was also supposed to run a 10 mile race in Annapolis Sunday morning so that was out. I did start feeling a bit better by Sunday but the pain was still around and so was the red serpent on my leg.

On Monday morning I went to my primary care doctor or whatever they call your regular neighborhood doctor these days. He diagnosed it as phlebitis (inflamed veins). But it turns out there are two kinds. Superficial – involving the veins near the surface and not a huge deal and Deep – which involves the larger veins deep in the leg that head back up into the upper body this is the bad kind. Both kinds can produce blood clots but the deep kind can end up in your lungs and you can die…there’s that word again.

So I was sent to a radiologist office and they did a Doppler Ultrasound thingy on my leg. Kinda cool machine and even cooler that there were no blood clots – deep down or near the surface.

So the official diagnosis is Superficial Phlebitis. The treatment is: keep taking the antibiotic in case an infection was involved, take Advil for the inflammation and pain, 1 baby aspirin a day to prevent clotting, exercise the leg for blood flow, and elevate it above the heart to empty the veins and warm compresses. So apparently I will live after all and my wife needs to stop mentally spending all my life insurance money that she’s not getting, at least not yet.

How does one get this? Well that’s the strange part. Here is a list of risk factors which pretty much don’t apply to me:

• Prolonged inactivity. Blood returns from the extremities to the heart by the contraction of muscles. Situations in which a person sits or reclines for long periods of time can allow blood to pool and clot. Examples include long trips in a car or airplane or bed rest after an operation or illness.
• Sedentary lifestyle. Inactivity with little or no exercise
• Obesity
• Smoking cigarettes
• Hormone replacement therapy or birth control pills
• Pregnancy
• Certain medical conditions, such as cancer or blood disorders, that increase the clotting potential of the blood
• Injury to the arms or legs
• Varicose veins

The last time I checked I wasn’t fat, pregnant, smoking, had varicose veins or on the Pill.

Anyway as of Tuesday morning my leg feels about normal the red python is now more like the size of an earthworm. I haven’t run since last Friday so I’m a bit grouchy but so far I haven’t torn the face off any of my kids.