Sunday, March 31, 2019

Updated 3/23/19: The Need for March

I moved to Colorado in October, my lack of adaptation to the altitude was not expected.   I have adapted somewhat but not nearly to the degree I should have have, based on the measurements I have taken.  Which means, in the best health, that I am slightly deprived of oxygen. 

In 2009 I was hospitalized for blood poisoning which enlarged my heart temporarily.  I am not sure exactly what damage happened but my best guess is I have a leaky heart valve and while the heart while otherwise fine, is not as efficient as it should be for this altitude.  Be that as it may, my heart is stronger than it was in 2009 and the travel to Morocco and Italy only did my health a lot of good.  The travel and exercise was good for me.

During 2015 and early 2016 I was in the Italian Alps. I was only at 5000 feet in altitude, here I am at 7500 feet at the house and even higher in other destinations. 5000 feet seems to be the maximum altitude I should live at.  It became a problem this winter with the very cold winter we had and months where it rarely got above freezing.  I got a chest infection a couple of weeks ago that really knocked me for a loop.  I don't know if it was pneumonia but it certainly cut down my oxygen to levels.  I was snowed in and physically couldn't use my car to see a doctor and really didn't have the money to pay for one if I could get out.   I kept my activities to a minimum and took colloidal silver to clear my chest.  Which seemed to work.

I need to take care of this body, so I am moving back to Texas at the end of the month.  I will be moving from 7500 feet to less than a 1000 feet in altitude.   I have friends in Texas, which makes the move much easier.  The residence in Colorado is a beautiful spot, and the owner has been wonderful to deal with, but if I don't move this place is going to kill me.

I'd like to raise $800 for the move.   It's about a two day drive from here.  I need to get a mattress too.  Theres a box spring and frame but no mattress at the new residence.

Love you all,


UPDATE 3/21/19:  Almost halfway to the goal.

UPDATE 3/23/19:  I got a mattress ordered, a foam "mattress in a box" certified to be free of toxic plastic fumes, on its way to Texas from otherwise I'd be sleeping on this bed  frame when I arrive.  It will be the first decent mattress I've had since I left Texas in July 2017 to deal with Heather's court case in DC and Knoxville.  My back thanks you in advance! I have been traveling a very long time.  I thought Colorado would be the last stop for a while but I am really over my head with this altitude.

Still could use a couple hundred more as there's gas to buy and food for the end of the month here.  Got a little over a week to go.  My SS check has to go towards rent and food for the first half of April.