Wednesday, March 20, 2024

7 Units Of Blood, 8 Days In The Hospital

By Tim Gamble

I almost died. Literally. It took seven units of blood transfusions, two procedures (operations), and eight days in the hospital to save my life. Cancer. I didn't know. They removed my gallbladder, parts of my colon and intestines, and a large abscess that was on my liver. 

That's why I haven't posted in almost three weeks. I'm not out of the woods yet. But I am out of the hospital. Prayers are much appreciated. 

Important!!!!!!! Early detection is crucial when dealing with cancer. Mine wasn't. I don't want you to go through what I have the past couple of weeks. If you are 45 or older, and haven't been screened for colon cancer recently, I urge you to talk to your doctor about getting screened. Ask what other screenings you should get, depending on your age, health, family medical history, and other factors.

No one likes going to the doctor, especially when you seem healthy. Its inconvenient, time consuming, and seems like a waste of money. I wish like hell I had "wasted" more money on medical appointments before all this happened. 

I've had lots of time to think. I have many new insights on health, preparedness, survival, the importance of family/tribe, things left undone, priorities, relationships and a host of other topics. I learned the hard way who I can count on and who I can't (many surprises both ways). 

I am re-evaluating many things and will be making many changes. I will write about them as time permits in the coming weeks and months. 


Augason Farms Long-Term Food Storage - This is where I get powdered butter, eggs, cheese, milk, and other long-term foods for my Survival Pantry. Shelf-life up to 20+ years. Good quality, good taste, good value. For my money (literally, since I am a paying customer), Augason Farms is the best long-term foods option. 

ROLOWAY Large Fireproof Document Bag. The ROLOWAY Large (17"x12"x5.8") Fireproof (to 2000°F) and Water-resistant Document Bag is perfect for your important documents, cash, and other valuables. 

The NKJV, American Patriot's Bible, The Word of God and the Shaping of America - One of my favorites, the New King James Version is literal, accurate, and easy-to-read for most modern folks. The American Patriot's Bible "shows how the history of the United States connects the people and events of the Bible to our lives in a modern world. The story of the United States is wonderfully woven into the teachings of the Bible." Lot's of articles and study notes showing the importance of God and the Bible to our nation's founding and subsequent history.

Survivalist Family: Prepared Americans for a Strong America, by Pastor Joe Fox (aka Viking Preparedness), is a great guide to beginner and intermediate preparedness and survival for both short-term disasters and long-term emergencies. Highly recommended!!!

1 comment:

  1. I would love to hear your thoughts on "who I can count on and who I can't". I'm in a similar situation albeit not medical but just as disturbing and the who that can be counted on is shockingly not what I thought it would be in a situation like this.


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