Cats, Cognitive Decline, and the Constitution

We’re almost halfway through the year. Can you believe it? I sure can. At least for me, it has been a bumpy few months. My health and my hopes have been doing somersaults in the pinball machine of life. I’m ready for some steadiness. I can hardly keep my head on straight, let alone sit down a write something thoughtful or novel. Soon, hopefully.

We’re still staying at my in-laws. My computer is still at our moldy home because no one is willing to go in there, so that’s that.

My parents’ cat passed away about two months ago due to lung cancer at age 12. His litter-mate has been grieving and missing the companionship, so my mom decided two new kittens might help. They’ve been on opposite sides of the door for a few weeks now and big brother stares with wide-eyed horror at the tiny tufts of fur periodically poking out from under the door. The kittens, however, are sweet, snugly, and adorable. The breed is unknown, but the 11-week-old brother and sister appear to be either rag dolls or long hair Siamese, with their blue eyes and seal point coloration. I hope the three of them can become the best of friends.

A month ago, I was excited to report that we had secured legal counsel to support a lawsuit against our HOA for their roof leak, which has medically proven to have caused our illness. All the senior attorneys with decades of experience came to talk to us, and they all believed it was a “slam dunk” case. Last Thursday, our attorney called and terminated our contract. He assured us we have a great case. He’s either lying or in over his head, that latter of which may be possible as he’s only been licensed for two years. I’m embarrassed at how high I allowed my hopes to climb, and at how disappointed I felt when it came crashing down. We’re still trying to find a new attorney, but it’s discouraging–most legal professionals think illness due to mold is a scam.

A week before our case was dropped, I was diagnosed with Type 3 Alzheimer’s disease at age 33, also called Toxic, Vile, or Inhalation Alzheimer’s. This disease is triggered to toxic exposures, such as to mercury, toluene, or mycotoxins from mold. My doctor recommended I read The End Of Alzheimer’s by Dr. Bredesen, as Toxic Alzheimer’s can be reversed with: quality sleep, daily exercise, reduced sugar and carbohydrate intake, overnight fasting, reducing toxin burden, and brain-boosting supplements (DHA, Citicoline, vitamins B12, C, D, E, and probiotics). I’ve been doing all of these things for many years, except reducing toxin burden (because of the unknown mold problem), so I’m hopeful that I can recover. I’m about halfway through the book, my first eBook read since receiving a Kobo for Christmas, and I’m quite pleased with both.

Around the same time, another doctor shared the results of my ProdromeScan blood test. I’m in the 3rd percentile for total ethanolamine plasmalogens for my age and sex, which my doctor suggested is the level of an 80-year-old with Alzheimer’s. I have absolutely no reading for total phosphatidylcholine, which to used to make an important neurotransmitter that plays a role in memory. My mitochondrial function is also very low. I have no linoleic acid (0%), very low arachidonic acid (2%), and high adrenic acid (86%), whereas the opposite pattern should be observed. Uric acid is low (4.5), which is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s. And my cholesterol is too low at 127, where I should aim for 200. My doctor was dumbfounded by how bad my results all, but all reassuring that we can turn this ship around with targeted supplementation. Again, I’m hopeful I can make a full recovery.

We spent this last week in northern Arizona, getting out of the heat for a few days. It was cool and breezy, and I still got sunburned. We visited Walnut Canyon, and saw ancient cliff dwellings built by the Sinagua, a pre-Columbian cultural group that lived in there from about 1100 to 1250 AD. Due to the above-mentioned mitochondrial dysfunction, walking down the steep staircase to see them up close wasn’t an option, but we walked along the rim of the canyon and observed the pueblo structures from afar. It’s certainly not the Grand Canyon, but it’s still neat.

While sitting on the porch of the creek-side cabin, I began ranting about the state of the country, apparently something I’ve made a habit over the last 7 or 8 years. I guess it’s the one place it feels like no one will overhear! Anyways, I had read an article titled The Principles of 22′ by CulturalHusbandry, which deeply resonated. Like the author, I love my country and respect the constitution. I believe that power should be shifted back to the state-level, with the federal government responsible for national defense and justice that crosses state lines. We need to abandon global communism in favor of local communities. Years ago, I wrote about debt serfdom–none of us want that. Anyways, I’m rambling. If you care about liberty, the constitution, and the future of America, I highly recommend the read. Here’s a snippet:

“National, State, and Local leaders that seek to restore American liberty must run on and implement the following policies and practices at every opportunity, and become a nuisance to any elected members who are in opposition:

  1. Balance the Federal Budget, State Budget, and Local Budget on a yearly basis.
  2. The national security state and its bureaucratic apparatus must be dismantled so that the persecution of the everyday citizen ceases. Agents of government who are guilty in these abuses must be held to legal account by the States.
  3. Utilize Nullification and Interposition as common tools to preserve the liberty and freedom of the common citizen and strengthen the position of the State.
  4. Refuse any further infringements upon the 2nd Amendment, Repeal the Gun Control Act of 1968, Repeal any and all Red Flag Laws, and Enact unrestricted permitless carry.
  5. Return education to the States, ban Woke ideology within the classrooms, and fund students instead of systems. Fire educators who attempt to indoctrinate woke fundamentalism.
  6. Refuse any future lockdowns, medical mandates, or Covid-like passports within any locality, at any time.
  7. The Federal Reserve must be audited and held to firm legal account via popular mechanisms should Congress fail to act upon them.
  8. Work to repeal unnecessary and burdensome laws, deconstruct the federal bureaucracy and reduce the scope of the federal government to only that which it is legally entitled under the strictest interpretation.
  9. Slow considerably the payment of tax dollars to foreign nations and in many cases cease the action all together.
  10. Encourage states to reform voting practices and avoid the usage of electronic systems that are easily manipulated by those who wish to conduct voting fraud.
  11. Vote for term limits and a decrease in pay for public servants at the national, state, and local levels.
  12. Oppose wars of foreign aggression, proxy wars, and those which benefit the military industrial complex while failing to benefit the average citizen.”

Cheers! Happy summer, and I hope that life has been kind to you.

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