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  • Originally posted by ssn679doc View Post
    well, there is ALOT here to like... though I do seem to be getting smaller around.... Apparently you have an affinity for sarcasm...lol

    would it be worse if your hair was falling out and your teeth were turning white?
    You know, I always told my kids that there is nowhere my cranium-based keratin can go but off - and, since they stressed me to the point of whiteness already, the next stop on the hair train was female baldness. And if THAT happened, I would rock the baldness by either tattooing my head, wearing a bay laurel wreath, or both.

    Honest answer - dunno. I think baldness is better than black chompers. I at least, would kiss a bald guy with good teeth. I am assuming the same goes in reverse.
    I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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    • Last year I had three bladder infections in a row, even with taking Cipro. Since then I have learned that the bacteria live in an alkaline environment. Twice now I have headed of bladder and kidney infections by drinking ACV in water when I felt the first symptoms. Taking cranberry capsules regularly helps as well. I always forget to take them, though, so I am glad that the ACV worked!


      There isn't much worse than that pain. Blood in your urine? Major bad.
      Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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      • Three?! In a row?!! And two more headed off at the pass? I think I would rip out my plumbing at that point - this one has been enough to last me. I didn't know about the acv. I had heard about cranberry. I am just not prone to this kind of thing. I can't figure out where it came from. I will remember the acv, tho. Thanks!!
        I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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        • Oh CC - I am hoping that you are feeling better. It gave me warm fuzzies reading how the troups took over. At the end of the day we raise our children to love and respect, and do the dishes !!!!!!!!!! Its so nice when they slot in, and cope like wee troupers !!!!!
          heres to a quick recovery
          G x
          "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

          ...small steps....

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          • Originally posted by Crabbcakes View Post
            Three?! In a row?!! And two more headed off at the pass? I think I would rip out my plumbing at that point - this one has been enough to last me. I didn't know about the acv. I had heard about cranberry. I am just not prone to this kind of thing. I can't figure out where it came from. I will remember the acv, tho. Thanks!!
            I've only had a bladder infection once and got it from using old bubble bath (making a fluffy bath for daughter and I). She got a rash from it which was another clue. I've never been sensitive to baths etc., but throw away any old stuff as it can grow crap in it eventually. Feel better soon super mama!

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            • ow. ouch. ow.

              The latest Cochrane meta analysis on cranberry says it doesn't work Cranberries for preventing urinary tract infections | Cochrane Summaries

              God love the day job - can you imagine how much fun I am at parties?
              I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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              • Originally posted by badgergirl View Post
                ow. ouch. ow.

                The latest Cochrane meta analysis on cranberry says it doesn't work Cranberries for preventing urinary tract infections | Cochrane Summaries

                God love the day job - can you imagine how much fun I am at parties?
                Lol! I would still talk to you. I am not daunted by nay-sayers much, mostly because I am stubborn enough to make my own decisions regardless of any medical study, well-designed or poorly set up, positive or negative result, whatever.

                But since you mentioned it, I wonder how many participants in all those studies actually got a good whack of cranberry down, and not gave up early or bought Welch's one-drop-of-real-cranberry in a bottle of apple-grape juice "nectar", and considered that "cranberry juice"...

                You know, I think we two could clear a room of cool people fast, with a duo like us. But hey - that means more cocktails for us!
                I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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                • Originally posted by Mud Flinger View Post
                  I've only had a bladder infection once and got it from using old bubble bath (making a fluffy bath for daughter and I). She got a rash from it which was another clue. I've never been sensitive to baths etc., but throw away any old stuff as it can grow crap in it eventually. Feel better soon super mama!
                  Thanks for the get-well! I like baths, but almost always take a shower. I can't remember the last time I took a bath. Although, you should check out the Lush company - they make these softball-sized things called "bath bombs", and they ARE the bomb! All different kinds of scents, and they do cool stuff like fizz and then actually blow out flower petals in the bathtub! LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics | USA

                  At usd6 each, we usually get them once per year for everybody, and the kids always get mine before I have a chance to use it. The ingredient list isn't perfect, but it is a helluva sight better than almost everything on the market. The Lush company has the coolest names ever for their products! I have a breast cream that is titled "Lovely Jubblies"...
                  I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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                  • I got a haircut last night with a new scissor-wielder. 'What do you do?' She asked in all innocence. Fifteen minutes later I was telling her about vulval cancer and inverted uterii. Re the cranberry - yes, do whatever it takes to feel better. Even Cochrane reviews aren't flawless, although, in these authors' favour, they previously came out in favour of cranberry when there had been fewer studies.
                    I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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                    • Hi CC are you feeling better today ???????
                      I am hoping so
                      G x
                      "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                      ...small steps....

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                      • Originally posted by NZ primal Gwamma View Post
                        Hi CC are you feeling better today ???????
                        I am hoping so
                        G x
                        Today I am feeling much better, thank you! I am off the pain meds, but still a couple of days of Cipro to go. While I am grateful for it, I am kinda suffering from a particular antibiotic-induced GI syndrome where you can't really be too awful far from a potty... I think lots of probiotics will help.
                        Last edited by Crabbcakes; 03-07-2013, 06:53 PM.
                        I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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                        • Thank you for the birthday salutations. Hope everything settles down for you soon. It's been a wild few weeks.
                          I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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                          • Here I sit, on the couch, tapping away at my iPad, and am in a not-nice mood. I am/have been battling the Sugar Dragon for a few weeks, and the Sugar Dragon is winning. Hence my mood. Not that the bad mood is coming from failing a WOE, but the bad mood that I have discovered comes as a side effect of sugar consumption. As in the Snickers and Butterfinger bars kind of sugar.

                            To add to my list of woes, I went to my gyno for an annual and mammo that I have managed to avoid for three years now, but got caught when the doc checked my records when I called in for that bladder infection. So off I go to the gyno only to discover that I have some kind of vaginal hernia. During the antibiotic course, I discovered that things felt kind of puffy "down there" in a weird way - just like hemorrhoids, only in the forward spot and not rear like they should be. I thought it might be a side effect of antibiotics, since I am sensitive to lots of them. Since I was going to that annual anyway, and nothing painful/bleeding was happening, I just waited until the appointment. She checks me out, hands me a mirror and says to bear down and watch... and out of me grows this thing that reminds me of Dizzy Gillespie's cheeks. Doc says it isn't scary in the least, it just won't repair itself no matter what I might do, and that a wee hernia day surgery will soon be in order.

                            And today the gyno called back to say that they want me back in for another scan because the mammo showed "changes". Which I am not taking hard, though, as the nurse on the phone said it was a very small area on one view only that they wanted to rule out. But I still have to go to another frickin' doctor visit.

                            If you have read this far, you are brave, indeed... and this tale of woe is not over yet. In two weeks I go into the dentist for three crowns. And in May - two more are on the docket. I don't think I have mentioned this in my journal, but I have managed to stay "healthy" in that I am on zero meds, but I have always, always needed constant dental care, even as a young girl growing up. I used to exist on the most awful doses of sugar, white bread carbs, canned veggies and cheap protein growing up, and I think that poor growing up diet set the stage for the dental problems I now have, compounded with a natural tendency towards weak enamel. Third is the same way with the weak enamel, but we are managing to avoid almost everything rot-and-cavity with her extremely sugar-poor and healthy SCD diet. Third's baby teeth were a mess back when she ate grains (but not sugar - I have never allowed that!), but her permanent teeth are looking really good.

                            Hubby has been gone for almost two weeks now, but that is okay - I live very peacefully here when he is on business trips.

                            Besides the candy, I am still doing everything Primal eating, like liver on salads (I like liver - always have) and no grains and all that, but my sugar consumption has been, ummm, a food group of its own.

                            The oil company people are laying a pipeline in my country road and my dirt road is now a rugged obstacle course of deeeeep potholes. A new fracking pad is going in right in the middle of my country view. The weather is back to below-freezing when all I want is to be done with this gawddamn brown all around me. (My section of OH is nothing but brown once the leaves fall off the trees... Brown trees, brown leaf litter on the woods floor, brown grass, brown corn rubble, brown dirt, brown muck permanently stuck to your car...). My new cat turns out to be a fur-mower (look that one up...he looks awful) - my first fur-mower ever. My Ancient One (Rudi, my oldest cat at 19-1/2 human years) now needs thyroid meds. The dishes are not done and my house teeters on the unkempt.

                            Harrumph.

                            I shall try to be positive... Went to a library book sale and had a blast as always. Third's school hosted the Columbus Zoo people today and we all got invited and had a good time. Hubby managed to take a bender during this business trip to Marin County CA to see a great-aunt from his side of the family and we all FaceTimed and had a good time. During the same trip he had TexMex dinner in Fort Worth TX with an old friend from my growing-up days and we FaceTimed as well. We ran into a serious strawberry sale at Aldi and the kids are, as I type, eating the last of 17 (seventeen) pounds of berries (screw eating seasonally this week, I guess). We have insurance to pay for all this gyno nonsense. I own technology sufficient for Fourth to take tons of digital photos of the Zoo assembly today. Started a Great Courses course today with my homeschoolers, "The Wisdom of History" and it is wonderful. I have vacuums and a dishwasher to help with the unkempt-ness of the house instead of having to do it by hand. The spring bulbs are definitely up, so winter's days are numbered. Fourth has a birthday very soon, and I am here to share it with her and she is here to share it with me. Thyroid issues or not, my Ancient One still lives to yowl for me.
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                            I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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                              Last edited by Crabbcakes; 03-14-2013, 05:48 PM.
                              I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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                              • CC - love and huge hugs coming from across the ditch !
                                G x
                                "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                                ...small steps....

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