So last night for fun I did some research on a couple of YouTube influencers I’ve watched on occasion… let me be real here and say I don’t watch anybody regularly… I have what Is believed to be TBI related ADHD and as a result I have the attention span of a gnat…But I digress￼￼…
So this one influencer that I have watched a couple of times is 26 years old, skinny as a rail, owns a house in LA and a house in Toronto, is currently refinishing and furnishing the house in Toronto and makes a couple of million dollars a year by posting three videos a week that are about a week later than the actual date.
It boggles my mind that she has 1.27 million subscribers that regularly watch her twaddle.
Then there’s a couple of Korean mukbang people that are making large money eating…and sometimes cooking…but mostly eating. One of them has 4.5 million subscribers… that’s 4.5 million people that just watch her eat. (Koreans eat an awful lot of red Pepper flakes/powder…just sayin)
There’s two couples that have spent years travelling as nomads living in vans/refurbed short bus and have now settled and are about to give birth…. But They’ve bought property and are building homes with the money they make off of their videos….sharing everything personal in their lives…good money apparently…
Surely to goodness and mercy there’s something that I, as a senior, medically disabled, ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼bald biker/druid could be videotaping and collecting a following so I too could make a living? Lol￼
Life is strange eh?
A year ago in May I had a heart attack and a doctor put two stents in me and at that time he prescribed drug called Brillanta which is used to keep the stents open for the first year of your stents being in your body.
I started taking this drug in May 2020 and it wasn’t until December 2020 that another doctor realized that the symptoms I had (inability to catch my breath, vertigo and dizziness and nausea and vomiting after I eat were a reaction to the Brillanta…apparently quite common reactions. So he changed the medication to something else which caused a chain reaction and I had to have a whole bunch of my meds changed due to counter indications.
Throughout all of this I have been vomiting daily I am dealing with the kind of nausea whereby I have to take as many as five Gravol a day and I am taking a medication called cholestid (4 at bedtime and two between 2 and 3 AM) nightly… to keep me from aspirating liver bile because I no longer have a gallbladder apparently.
I am nauseous 24/7/365….My bouquet of doctors have refused to prescribe something for the nausea until they find out exactly what’s going on with my physicality.
I had a CT scan in April and have been informed by both my G.I. and my surgeon that my stomach is now residing in my chest due to a double (ever the overachiever ) hiatus hernia. I spoke to the surgeon this morning and I have an upper G.I. and a colonoscopy slated for the 13th ordered by the GI. The surgeon wants to see the results of the upper G.I. prior to making a commitment to going in and fixing the hiatus hernia in hopes that it will stop the nausea and the Gravol taking and the throwing up after every meal… i’m gaining weight because the only thing I can keep down on the regular is potatoes or junk food….apparently I can eat all the junk food in the world but I can’t keep a vegetable or a piece of meat down.
However the surgeon is taking August off so I can’t see him in again until September 1 which means I’m going to be continuing to go through this Gong Show that is my life nauseous, vomiting and weak until the fall… Another whole summer of this.
I realize doctors are human beings and deserve to take time off the same as everybody else but these doctors have known about this issue since last December 2020…and I will continue to suffer probably because I’m not vomiting blood until at least the fall if not later
And that just frustrates me beyond belief