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Trencher Alert: For those asking about Paul

I receive the following email from Paul today in response to my inquiry as to his condition:

Hello Henry.

Yes as well as can be expected. Have had a number of health issues. Barb as well. Have been trying to get to the bottom of them. When I am coherent enough have been trying to find out how to handle them: Migraines, nausea, lightheaded, balance issues, active tremor, to name a few.

 Barb has had some issues as well. Old age isn’t what it is cracked up to be. Still alive though.

Thank you for taking the time to check on us. You have given me a lift.

Hope all is well with you and your loved ones.

Please say hello to the Trenchers for me. Migraine in the eyes now, can’t see what I am typing.

Thank you brother.

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35 Responses to Trencher Alert: For those asking about Paul

  1. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    Glad to hear you’re still around, Paul. Angel & I were talking about how we hadn’t seen you posting for quite some time… we were both very concerned. Health issues seem to be going around lately… I just had a pacemaker implanted, NOT optional.

    Anyway, glad you’re okay (to an extent), and do take care, brother.

    And thank you for checking up, Henry.

  2. Katie says:

    Thank you Henry for Paul’s update. Great to hear from you Paul.

  3. galen says:

    Prayers comin’ your way, Paul and Barb. May you receive healing and strength. You are loved and valued.


  4. Sunfire says:

    I hope Paul and Barb are both feeling better soon. This has been a very difficult year.

  5. mary in ND again says:

    Paul, my thoughts are with you and Barb. Not to be a busy body but as a (retired) nurse trained to take medical histories I ask you …does your home have a smart meter on it? If so what is the proximity to your bedroom? Did your symptoms appear after smart meter installed? Hope you don’t mind my inquiry just concerned for you and Barb. Love to you both.

  6. somethinghappeninghere says:

    Prayers for you and Barb, Paul. And thanks Henry for posting this. Like everyone else I was kinda wondering. Mary may have a point about smart meters because while I’ve had migraines since the days of menstruation (except when I was pregnant), I’ve gotten more of them since menopause and then the forced implementation of smart meter–BUT our smart meter is NOT attached to our house but is about thirty feet away (next to a tree that has now dead branches on it, close to the meter). Now the ones in your eyes are CLUSTER-MIGRAINES which I also get every now and then, and they are the most severe. The only med I take is Imitrex because I simply cannot handle migraines of any type any more. Natural remedies no longer work for me. But if you need a natural remedy, here are some–feverfew, butterburr, and pau darco (but NOT if you have low blood pressure!)

    • Henry Shivley says:

      I’ve had migraines since I was 7 years old and I have suffered clusters throughout my life, lasting as long as a month, but I found the cure. When you know you are getting ready to have the headache, put an oxygen bottle on 30%, hook a mask to it, and breathe it for 15 minutes. If the headache isn’t gone, do it again. This ended my last clusters within a week, 10 or 12 years ago and I haven’t had a vicious migraine since.
      A nurse practitioner that I knew found it when I asked her to look for something other than pills that don’t do a goddamn thing, no matter what they are, for cluster migraines.
      Try it, it sure as hell worked for me.

    • Paul says:

      have tried feverfew, butterburr, and pau darco. none worked. will check on the Imitrex . Thank you for your prayers.

  7. Mark Schumacher in LV says:

    Sure miss talking with you Paul, all the best my friend, thank you for letting Henry give us the word, stay strong my friend. My best to the both of you.

  8. Dr Karl says:

    May Barb and Paul awake tomorrow morning to good health.

  9. Angel-NYC says:

    Paul, You KNOW that you and Barb are ALWAYS in my Prayers. <3
    I know you are private and do not want to share your personal issues openly. You've always been one to help others, rather than ask for help for yourself. However, please know that you have Many friends in the Trenches who are there for you if you reach out.
    XOXO <3 <3 <3

  10. Hal Apeeno says:

    It is good to see your words regardless, Paul.
    Barb and yourself are in my prayers.

    Thank you, Henry.

  11. Paul says:

    Thank you Hal. Your prayers are valued.

  12. Bill in ILL says:

    Glad to hear from you Paul, hope you and Barb are getting better and we will see more of you around these parts!

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