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Posted by OldBones-Larry Jun 30, 2020

Should I get mad as h3ll about medical problems that plague me?

I can't change them.

I have heard many times over the last few years about how someone would be mad if they had my medical problems.

I can imagine the statement regarding this last issue I am facing now.

Would being mad reverse or cure the problem?

I can truthfully say that it wouldn't.

Life is good no matter what is happening.

I can see the wonder and beauty that Creator has made.

I can hold some of the creatures that walk Earth Mother.

I eat and drink of what is offered by nature.

I am content. (copy and paste to open)


Doctor Report

Posted by OldBones-Larry Jun 29, 2020

The Hematologist extended my blood thinner by at least another two months.

Still have to keep the thigh high support on.

They took about 15 vials of blood for tests.

Now I wait for a month and go back for the results.



Posted by OldBones-Larry Jun 29, 2020

I will be leaving in a few minutes to see the hemotologist.

I am hoping he can tell me why I developed a clot without any injuries to the area.

I will let you know more when I find out myself.

Be well my friends and travel safely.



Posted by OldBones-Larry Jun 28, 2020

Something has been telling me all day that I need to post this again.

A Story 

I must really thank all the EXers for helping me for almost 7 years now.

This is what your future could be if you continue using sickorettes.

I Died Last Night 

This can be avoided if you quit now.

I know your family would not want this ending for you.

I hope you don't want this ending for yourself.

Please quit now, for yourself and your loved ones.


Life Is A Highway

Posted by OldBones-Larry Jun 27, 2020

and so is your quit....

You begin your journey at a starting point.

You keep your thoughts on your destination and navigate the bumps and detours.

Your journey continues the rest of your life.

Quitting smoking is like that.

You begin at the beginning of your quit.

You travel and have to deal with the bumps and detours on the road of your journey.

You make it through those hardships and continue on.

You stay on this road the rest of your quit.

Rascal Flatts - Life is a Highway (Home Free Cover) - YouTube 

Travel safely my friends.

One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.



For The World

Posted by OldBones-Larry Jun 27, 2020

May Creator hear ....

A Prayer To Wise-One Above 



Posted by OldBones-Larry Jun 26, 2020

I will spend some time this day in the lodge sending up Sacred Smoke and Song to Creator.

I ask that this world be healed from that which threatens to destroy it.

I ask healing from sickness.

I ask healing from that which affects mind and soul.

May all be lifted from despair and walk once more on a peaceful path.

I ask for strength for those in need.

Healing Native American Tribal Chants with Shamanic Drums @432Hz | Meditation Music - YouTube 


Brothers and Sisters, I will be singing for you all as you travel this path you are on.

Look to Creator for strength and wisdom.

I have finished.

I speak no more.

Soaring Eagle


Be Aware

Posted by OldBones-Larry Jun 25, 2020

I am sending messages out to the Sheik and all the Bedoin out in the desert.

I have received information the Nic and his supporters are planning a massive attack the first week of next month.

They will be looking for weary travelers that have let their guard down.

Keep your eyes always looking for the dangers Nic will try putting in your path.

Keep to the trail and don't stray.

Be especially careful if you are near Relapse Rocks .

Many have lost their journey at Desolation Point by falling over the edge there.

If you find that you are in trouble of losing your journey, call loudly for help.

One of the Bedoin, or a fellow traveler, will come to your aid and help.

Once again, be careful out there and beware of the traps set for you.

Stay strong in your quit my friends.

One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.

Larry the Caravan Master



Posted by OldBones-Larry Jun 24, 2020

Are you dreaming of a day without the addiction of nicotine?

That dream can become reality.

It takes some work on your part, but, it can be done.

There are many here that are proof of that.

We want you to succeed in your quit also.

Ask for help whenever you need it.

I know that people will give you whatever help that they can.

Dream Weaver - YouTube 

I know that I will be dreaming of the day that YOU are free from nicotine!!



Time To Dance !!

Posted by OldBones-Larry Jun 22, 2020

You made it through another day without the crutch of nicotine.

You met your problem or emotions without that poison.

Time to celebrate and dance a happy dance.

Hillary Klug - Cotton Eyed Joe - Triplets - YouTube 

You might only be able to dance for a minute, but, you danced your victory over nicotine dependance.

Come on! I'll dance with you !!!!



Time to Celebrate?

Posted by OldBones-Larry Jun 21, 2020

Have you made it through your first day without a sickorette?

Have you completed another day in your quit?

Your first week?

A month?

A year?


The yes! It is time to CELEBRATE !!!!

Kool & The Gang - Celebration - YouTube 


You've Got A Friend

Posted by OldBones-Larry Jun 20, 2020

Sometimes the quit journey can seem very lonely.

You feel like you have been abandoned and forgotten by everyone.

I can tell you though that when you feel your lowest and are ready to give it all up, you have plenty of friends and support right here.

Call for help and they will be there for you as fast as they can.

Southern Raised Sings "You've Got a Friend" - YouTube 

You are not alone in your journey.



Relax and Calm

Posted by OldBones-Larry Jun 19, 2020

The Path

Posted by OldBones-Larry Jun 19, 2020


Out of the night that covers me,
      Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
      For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
      I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
      My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
      Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
      Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
      How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
      I am the captain of my soul.
This says it all about quitting nicotine.
You are the one in control of your quit.
You are the one that decides if you will be successful.
When the journey gets rough, will you just give up and sit down in despair.
Or will you stand firm in your resolve to finish what you began.
Be well my friends and stand strong in your quit.
One step at a time is how a journey is completed.
One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.

The Beauty of Nature

Posted by OldBones-Larry Jun 17, 2020

Let's take a trip to some of the beautiful places here on our Earth Mother.

Please relax and enjoy....

' Earth's Most Beautiful Places HD 1080p Video with Nature Sounds - YouTube 


Desert Night

Posted by OldBones-Larry Jun 16, 2020

I was resting in my tent last night when I began hearing something drifting on the wind across the desert.

I went outside and heard this music on the wind.

I couldn't tell for sure which direction it was coming from.

I imagine that a bedoin camp was celebrating something.

I listened for quite a while and then went back inside.

Beautiful Arabian Music & Egyptian Music - Arabian Nights - YouTube 

The music relaxed my weary mind and touched my soul.

I continued listening until I went to sleep.

Find your music to relax you and refresh your soul.

The trip across NML is long and trying.

Maybe you too will hear the music from a bedoin camp.

Be well and travel safely my friends.

One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.

Larry the Caravan Master


A Reminder To All EXers

Posted by OldBones-Larry Jun 15, 2020

There are times that we all are having a bad day or struggling to keep ourselves away from Ol' Nic.

We need to remember that EX is here with all the help and support you could ever ask for.

When you are deep in that Valley of Despair or Depression, come here.

Someone has been there before you and will try to lead you out.

We all will do this to the best of our ability.

The most cheerful has probably been where you are.

I know I have been there many times.

One stick can be easily broken.

Ten sticks is harder to break.

A large bundle can hold against pressure and holds strong.

EX is like that large bundle.

Together we can resist and lift each other.

There are many versions of this song, but I always liked this one.

Celtic Woman - You Raise Me Up (Official Video) - YouTube 

Stay strong and hold to each other against the pressures of life.

Walk together and you will make the journey to the other side.

One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.



The Valley

Posted by OldBones-Larry Jun 14, 2020

I failed !!

I lost my quit and my will to even try to quit !!

I will be left here without any help !!

I have heard these words so many times from people that lost their quit.

They were deep in the valley of despair.

They were wallowing in the mud hole at the bottom and seemed to want to just stay there.

Jason Crabb LIVE - "He Won't Leave You There" - YouTube 

As the song says, you are not alone.

Look for the elders and the other people here.

We will not leave you there in that valley.

We are here for you and will give you all the encouragement we can muster.

We will pass on the things that helped us.

Use what you can and leave the rest.

You can get out of that valley one step at a time.

One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.


Life Is Good

Posted by OldBones-Larry Jun 13, 2020

I have found that I can always find something good in each day.

The words of a friend ..

The unconditional love of a furbaby ..

The reunion with someone from your past.

There is always something good in each and every day.

Find that and treasure it each and every day.

Ernie Haase & Signature Sound- "I Just Feel Like Something Good" [Official Live Music Video] - YouTube 

Life IS good !!!!



Posted by OldBones-Larry Jun 11, 2020

I would appreciate if my baby sister could be remembered by all.

She was diagnosed with RA a few months ago.

Her hips have already gone to the point that they need replaced at 49. 

Thank you all in advance.


Good Things

Posted by OldBones-Larry Jun 11, 2020

I had something great happen this morning.

My baby sister contacted my through Facebook.

I haven't heard from her for over 20 years.

I look forward to catching up and getting to know her again ....


May It Be So

Posted by OldBones-Larry Jun 9, 2020

I saw this and was taken back to my time at Grandfather's knee.

He spoke words like these to me.

I have heard them from the Ancestors and the Ancient Ones.

A Gathering of Indigenous Wisdom Keepers - YouTube 

May this come to pass.


A Journey

Posted by OldBones-Larry Jun 8, 2020

I found this interesting

Quitting Smoking is a Journey - YouTube 


Come To The Fire ....

Posted by OldBones-Larry Jun 7, 2020

Come that we may join together as one people here on Earth Mother.

All are important in the Circle of Life.

We must all work to bring peace to all.

Powerful Shaman Drumming Native American music 4K FIRE (Shaman Music) - YouTube 

I call all here Brother or Sister.

Let the drums call to your soul.

Let the flute soothe your soul.

Let us be one village.

Soaring Eagle

May we all live in peace in the Great Hoop of life.

We must all become one.

All are welcome in the village.


I Wish Peace To All

Posted by OldBones-Larry Jun 6, 2020


Posted by OldBones-Larry Jun 5, 2020

Here is a short update.

More of the swelling has gone down.

There is still a little heat in the area today.

As expected the area is still tender and has some hardness.

Things are getting better though.

I know this is going to take some time.

Be well my friends.




Posted by OldBones-Larry Jun 5, 2020

I awoke this morning and felt a strong draw toward the ceremonial lodge.

I bathed in the Sacred Smoke of the Sage.

I entered and called to the six Sacred Directions.

I asked the winds and the Ancient Ones to come.

I asked the Spirit of all creatures to come.

In Their presence I asked Creator to heal this country and this world.

I asked that hate be buried forever.

I asked a healing for those that ache deep in their heart.

I asked comfort for those that have lost so much.

May this come to pass ....



Posted by OldBones-Larry Jun 4, 2020

I saw the doctor this morning for the clot in my leg.

She thinks things are going well and advised that this is going to take some time.

Turns out that the clot nearly occluded the vein and stopped blood flow.

The swelling is down further today, but my leg is still slightly feverish.

There is still a firm ridge where the clot runs.

She is going to set up an appointment with a Hematologist for some extensive tests since this developed without any injury to the area.

I am holding up OK.

Stay strong in your journey friends.



Clot Update

Posted by OldBones-Larry Jun 3, 2020

Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy (Official Video) - YouTube 

I got up this morning and found some of the swelling in my thigh had abated.

Still feverish though.

The redness is hanging in there also.

It isn't quite as painful, so that is a plus.

The thigh high stocking came in today and will go on in the morning.

The doctor's office called earlier to check on me and they got this same report.

I read the ultrasound report and found out that, though it wasn't a total occlusion, it was a major one.

I will see her in the morning also.

Trying to look on the bright side of things.

I will take recovery from this one day at a time as I took my quit journey.

Travel safely my friends and be well.

One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.



Posted by OldBones-Larry Jun 2, 2020

I was in the ER last night for leg pain, swelling, and hotness.

I tried this before I went though ....

Coconut. Harry Nilsson. (1972) - YouTube 

It didn't work as you can well imagine.  

(Sorry, I had to inject some humor in all this.)

The vampires had a field day as usual and they wanted another Picasso masterpiece from my EKG tracing.

I was sent down for an ultrasound on my right leg.

I was thinking blood clot when my leg first started being painful and swelling.

They found the clot in a superficial vein. It was the saphenous vein that is involved.

I was told it was 17 cm long and covered half the length of my thigh.

I was given an injection to begin treating it and a prescription for anticoagulant.

I must also move up to thigh-high compression.

Heat compresses to the site for now.

Smoking never entered the picture.

That would only complicate the issue and I sure don't need that as you well know.

No matter the problem, smoking is not the answer.

It solves nothing as the problem is still there to be dealt with.

Be well my friends.

One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.


Would You?

Posted by OldBones-Larry Jun 1, 2020

I sit here many days and think of all the things I would like to do.

A "Bucket List" as it was called in the movie.

These are just things I think would be a blast to experience.

Climb a mountain, deep sea fishing, sit in a meadow high on a mountain and just listen to the silence.

What are some of the things you would put on your list?