7 years ago I was decorating my bathroom by projecting this red looking liquid everywhere. When I started to feel like passing out I grabbed my phone and dialed 911. Later I was told my liver was in bad shape. A lot has happened since then and every doctor tells me the same wonderful news. Liver is beyond repair and a transplant is the only solution. One HUGE delay. I need a support partner and my search has been unproductive, so I started http://www.1BillionDonors.com to increase the supply of suitable organs and hopefully make my need known to a wider audience. Send emails to 1BillionDonors@gmail. Thanks, Richard Hoeh
Had a nice chat with my GI Dr. last week. Original forecast was that I would die in 5 years. Passed that mile marker around Valentines Day this year. Spent a good part of last January in the hospital. Now doc tells me i am doing pretty good, but that I may still die in the next 5-10 years unless I get a liver transplant. So I laughed and smiled, again and told him about my new plans. I am starting a new business called WorldsBestDating.com. I have a vocational rehabilation counselor from the department of labor helping me get off disability and the goal is to create new opportunities for the newly graduated and soon to be graduated students at the state college a few minutes from my home. It is late. I am tired, but things are moving forward. Upon my return I will try to explain why the docs are telling me why I have to get a wife to save my life
Introducing “The Liver Guy”
My Karmic Conundrum
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A A friend told me I had great karma just the other day and while I laughed IT hit me. Yes, I do have good karma, some very very karma and before we get sidetracked and distracted please allow me to share something with you. There is a huge gaping space in my life that is empty and every single day I ponder this dilemma. For the past 7 years I have laughed at a multitude of very concerned and professional medicine men…
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My Karmic Conundrum
A A friend told me I had great karma just the other day and while I laughed IT hit me. Yes, I do have good karma, some very very karma and before we get sidetracked and distracted please allow me to share something with you. There is a huge gaping space in my life that is empty and every single day I ponder this dilemma. For the past 7 years I have laughed at a multitude of very concerned and professional medicine men. They are all experts with initials like MD, GIS, SPCA, CIA, IRS, FBI, TSA or other silly bits of alphabet soup behind their names. Now, I do admit I just made up most of those acronyms, but then some folks like to tell me I am a pretty funny guy. So, here comes the punchline, I need a wife to save my life. For the past 7 years I have been living with a rather serious health issue that the docs like to call end stage liver disease. Yes, I am one nearly 120,000 American who needs a liver, heart, kidney, lung or other crucial body part. Actual number is right about 118,000 as of today and it grows almost each and every day. Technically, the number stands at 117,949 as reported by U.B. Department of Health and Resources under the OPTN link, the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network. The easiest way to find all this information is to go to www.donatelife.org or http://www.unos.com I started http://www.1BillionDonors.com a few weeks ago to expose the need for more people to become an organ donor. Every day I wake up thankful that despite the odds I have awakened to see the sunshine for one more day. Things could have gone a much different route and it still amazes me that I have lived past 50. In another month I will hopefully be celebrating 54 years of being a cantankerous and bullheaded old goat. The funniest part of all this is that without a partner to watch over me during the transplant procedure I won’t qualify for the final list for a transplant and now I am a broke, half dead, half backed old dude with half a head of hair and a liver the size of Montana. But I ain’t dead yet and planning on running my first marathon in 6 years to celebrate my 60th birthday and just set a new goal of not just running in The Peachtree Roadrace on the 4th of July, b ut I am going win it. Yup, like I said earlier, yours truly is about half baked and sometimes I even wonder if perhaps I may even be well burnt and crispy. Looks can be deceiving though because deep down I am still sweet, juicy, meaty, delicious and tasty with a bit of zing and zound to make you howl like a hound begging for more bacon. Like it or knot I am having myself a regular blast trying to figure out how to make this all work together. Facebook, WordPress, Google, G+, Youtube, Pinterest, Yelp, tweets on twitter, likes, fans, subscribers, blogs, blogger, blogspot, Yahoo, Bing, SEO, SERP, Adsense, Squidoo, Rebel Mouse, Tumblr, Reddit, Digg, Klout, Street Articles, Ezine and countless other websites to run, set up, manage and contribute to, plus the endless stream of learning, studying, building, testing, tweaking and writing. I am doing my best to carry on, though if you must know the truth, there is no way I can succeed on my own. Even 1 person who knows how to do any of the things mentioned would be a big help. Right now there is no money since most of my monthly disability payment gets used for rent, with lesser amounts keeping my phone on and other needed items like good healthy food. The whole purpose of my efforts are to find a transplant partner and this one person will need to meet my doctors, go to 3 meetings that will cover nutrition, pre-op and post-op procedures and training in what to pay attention to and what to do if things go wrong and who to contact with any questions you may have. Damn, Ray Charles just sang Crazy Love and it brought tears to my eyes and prayers to my heart. Dear Lord, I am so weary of waiting for her to show up and help me live another 50 years with joy in my heart. I know several people who have lived 30, 35 and even 40 years since receiving an organ transplant . My first reaction was denial. I am too rough, tough, young, strong and smart to die just yet and by the way doc since we are on the subject did you happen to notice that I am still here ? I have always know that some day the fun would come to an end. Seems like it was a different century when I would be all clean, teeth brushed and kneeling at my bed praying “If I die before I wake…” as my mother watched and then tucked me in bed and placed a gentle kiss on my forehead as she told me shut my eyes and go to sleep. What a glorious day today has been, just typing away, window open, and wonderful music playing on Pandora. Springsteen, Rolling Stones, Stevie Ray, Lynyrd Skynyrd and other great musical artists singing and strumming away. Sure would be nice to have dinner with a delightful and wonderful woman tonight, but just another evening of ala carte de bachelor. Sloppy Joe’s, reheat KFC or shall I behave and eat healthy ? OK, one last time. I have started http://www.1BillionDonors.com to make more people aware of the need for organ donors. By getting enough attention to this effort I am hoping to attract 1 woman who will come to my aid and help me get on the final waiting list. You will need to win my transplant teams approval and these people careful about who they approve, but I am sure that as long as you can put up with me then the doctors will be a piece of cake. Honestly, I am a pretty good kid, love my God and my country, my hometown where I grew up and my present hometown of Kennesaw, Ga, a very nice old historic town that is part of the Greater Metropolitan Atlanta Area. I like music, sunsets, hiking, biking, running, dancing, football. baseball, volleyball, tennis, dancing, church, Christmas, fireworks, fiction, history, science and a wide variety of activities and subjects. I love a good story and the Bible is full of them. Remember the poor girl who was buried up to her neck and who was about to be stoned to death when Jesus walked over and uttered those famous words, “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone” ? One by one they all dropped their rocks and went home and the girl lived. Imagine what a great world it would be if we all stopped hating and killing each other and lived in the spirit of love ? It is my opinion that God is Love and that all that is good comes from God. He created each and everyone one of us as unique individuals and only wants the best for each and everyone of us. Please email me at NewLife4rich@gmail.com if you have any questions, comments and if everyone who reads this would do me one small favor. Share my story with your friends, circles, co-workers, media connections, editors, fellow bloggers, classmates, religious leaders, your fellow worshipers, prayer communities and family members. Thank You very much for taking the time to read this. I hope you found this informative as well as entertaining. Richard Hoeh Jr. www.1BillionDonors.com NewLife4rich@gmail.com
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The Resident: Is the IRS Tracking You on Facebook?
Matt Larson makes a great point. Freedom and Liberty are our rights. We should be free to say or do anything we want as long as we don’t infringe upon the rights of others. Many people do not understand this our traitorous
The IRS has a new tool to help them find tax cheats—social media websites like Facebook and Twitter. Although the Internal Revenue Service denies they are doing so, using social media to inform who does and does not get audited could be perfectly legal, and perfectly easy to do. It’s just another reason to watch what you write online. The Resident (aka Lori Harfenist) covers the matter…
Health, Wealth and Happiness
This is a sort story about 3 Key Elements that every living human being on the planet need to live life to the best of their abilities. Your health is the most important item needed. It is essential to life itself and millions upon millions of people die each year because of health problems. If we include mental health in the equation the number of deaths due to bad health become astronomical. To simplify things I am using the broadest, most basic terms available and everything is based on my own personal research and the medical issues I have encountered. I am not a doctor, nurse, medical professional or have any type of degree. In fact I am a college dropout who has worked in construction most of my life. For 46 years my life was pretty good with no major health issues, a fairly decent income and a mostly happy and blessed existence. 7 years ago around valentines day things took a sudden change and I found myself painting my bathroom red with blood that I was orally projecting like an out of control firehouse. As I began to feel weak and dizzy I called 911 out of fear that I might pass out, hit my head and be found dead in a puddle of my own blood. There is a lot more to be written about this, but it is not my purpose to write about my own dumb mistakes. My goal is to share the best sources, knowledge and techniques available to help you stay healthy. We are so focused on money that we put our health in jeopardy. Ask anyone who dying, in a hospital or has spent years battling with health issues what they would like to have. I have not done any research on this yet, but I am willing to bet that many of them would say they are tired of being sick, to be healed, to have their health back or to have never gotten whatever it is that has made them unable to function normally. Having spent the last seven years battling liver disease has been a real hoot. Being poked, probed, punctured, penetrated, scanned and tested hundreds of times has been an experience that I would gladly skip.
In fact, cigarettes
are one of the most detrimental and systemically damaging legal substances
you can consume.
Every inhaled puff of smoke contains free radicals which inflict damage on
every system in the body, especially the digestive track and the intestines.
Smoking increases the risk of Crohn’s disease, gallstones, peptic ulcers and liver
disease. The chemicals bond to the walls of healthy tissue in the esophagus,
windpipe, and stomach, disordering DNA and causing the cells to degrade.
According to the American Diabetes Association, cigarette smoking has
“demonstrable effects on blood sugar,” making type two diabetes more likely.
Smoking also ages the tissues of the pancreas, which creates defects in the
digestive system. Smoking impairs the lymphatic and immune system, which
damages the soft tissue lining of the small intestine. That’s why colon cancer
is prominent in smokers.
Although the liver doesn’t seem like part of the digestive system, it actually
filters the nutrients and toxins from the blood, in a process called first-pass
metabolism. Smoking severely constricts this liver blood flow. After long term
use of nicotine, the body becomes dependent on it, recycling toxins back to
the liver, and the result is constipation. The more you smoke, the worse it gets.
The only solution is to get off nicotine and detoxify the liver, so e-cigarettes
Two ears & one mouth
Short and to the point. Andy was one of the first people to comment on one of my blogs which was pretty cool. I had been wondering if anyone had even read my first few posts. Slowly, very slowly I am getting more serious about my writing and blogging. I have been doing a bit of reading recently and it has been a good thing. This is just to encourage Andy everyone else who turns thoughts into words to keep at it. Wish good health and good luck in all you do ~ r.hoeh
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