Update on my friend.. I was gone for 5 weeks, back to work on the boat. While I was gone I got a phone call from a man I have never met about Jim. He had been found, face down in the yard early one morning, barely consious and they were frantically looking for his next of kin. My number was found and they called me wanting to know if I knew who the next of kin was... It wasn't looking good for Jim.
His daughter was finally located in a nearby state and she made it down to look after her Dad. He was completely out of it for several days, confused and dazed and they didn't know why. He had no clue what had happened. My sister has talked to him and one day he knows who she is, and all is well with him, then the next day he thinks he hasn't spoken to her in years.
He was and has been in terriable shape for awhile, ever since that so called "treatment" he has went down fast. Normally a very clean person, they said his apartment was in shambles and a mess. He was messing on himself and unable to clean it or himself up. He is no longer able to live by himself or take care of himself so his daughter has taken him home to live with her so she can take care of him and look after his needs. They are thinking he has 4 different doctors, all giving him medications and some were not good mixes and caused this. I still think statins drugs are at the root of what is wrong with him because his mind has been slipping away for about a year now.
The man that called me said he found all of Jims medications and he had 17 that they had given him and in his terriably confused state, I think he was taking a lot more of them that anyone suspected..
My details are not very good because I am not getting any details from any reliable sources. I have only talked to Jim once since this happened because he is no longer answering his phone... I think his mind is so gone he couldn't tell you what he was or was not taking anyway.
I DO believe the doctors did this to him and that statins started this. While his brain was in tact, his symptoms were classic statin side effects and the doctors were treating every symptom he had with medications, not paying any attention to what he was already on, making him worse and worse until they darn near killed him. He was nothing but a cash cow to them and I am glad his daughter has gotten him away from them...
On another note.. A guy I work with his been on statins for several years. I have seen him walking many times and he can hardly walk due to that statin shuffel and the pain in his knees. This trip, I finally asked him what his cholesterol was... get this 147!!! I asked him if he had heart disease and he don't! I asked him if heart disease runs in his family, it don't! So I asked him if his doctors were plum NUTS!!! I gave him the statin drug speech again and explained to him the role of cholesterol in his body and told him I was amazed that he could even function with numbers that low. It scared him so he told me about a week later he had stopped taking it every day and was only taking it every other day. He didn't have to tell me he had cut back.. I SAW it in how he was walking already so I asked him how his knees felt and he looked stunned.. Until I asked him, he did not even realize that pain has stopped! He asked me how I knew to ask him about his knees... I told him because I been there, done that!
Ok, so now he is on a diet to control his cholesterol with my help. I have been coaching him on what to eat and making the right CHOICES.. I am ever so proud to tell you that since going on MY diet plan, he has lost 20 pounds and that was with 2 holidays with big meals and his "free days" on Saturdays where he could eat anything he wanted. 20 pounds in 4 weeks!