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  • Ate at Wendys last night.

    This is just kinda to vent. Found out at work yesterday I may have been exposed to tuberculosis. Should be finding out results of those individuals chest xrays today. Until then I am a nervous-effing-wreck and I didn't give a hoot about what I ate last night, it was purely emotional eating for comfort.

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    I hope the results are good
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    • #3
      Even if you were exposed, you likely don't have the disease, meaning that the chest x-rays will most likely be clean. A course of prophylactic antibiotics and you'll be fine. I was exposed as a kid but never had the disease. It's no big deal.

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      • #4
        Just make sure that in addition to the X-rays they do the proper blood culture test. I used to repair the machine that they use for the test, and as a result I learned a good bit about TB. It has a long incubation period so the blood test can go for over 80 days, but most often is 40 days. Hope all is OK!!

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        • #5
          Good luck, hope everything is ok.
          Who is Wendy?
          FTM. I'm not biased, I hope everybody beats the mags!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Sol blackcat View Post
            Good luck, hope everything is ok.
            Who is Wendy?
            It's a fast food place. I love their baked potatoes.
            Out of context quote for the day:

            Clearly Gorbag is so awesome he should be cloned, reproducing in the normal manner would only dilute his awesomeness. - Urban Forager

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            • #7
              One should be doing the utmost to enhance the immune system if it might be mounting a challenge to a tough bug. Eating garbage should be the opposite course of action, no?

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              • #8
                I hope the results are good.

                I agree with iconoclast, I get emotional eating, but now try and build up your immune system.

                Once again, I hope you're okay.

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                • #9
                  I get exposed to TB all the time. I never get it. No big deal, man. Pretty routine in the hospital.
                  Crohn's, doing SCD

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                  • #10
                    I'm another ex-hospital employee who tested positive on the yearly TB tests. I was under surveillance for a bit, but--more than a decade later, I'm here and, due to a different health situation I have to have more than one chest x-ray a year, and they've all turned out beautifully. It's a bummer to get the message, truly, but you're in a healthy lifestyle and doing what you can to stay healthy.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by iconoclast79 View Post
                      One should be doing the utmost to enhance the immune system if it might be mounting a challenge to a tough bug. Eating garbage should be the opposite course of action, no?
                      Oh my god. Like a baked potato is going to destroy your immune system. *Giant eye roll* I've been eating a paleo diet for almost 3 years now. At first I was the typical hyper-vigilant newbie, at least until I realized that occasionally eating non-organic vegetables or consuming starch or non-grassfed meat was not going to kill me. In fact, I found that I started sleeping better and feeling better overall after I started allowing some healthy starches back in my diet. Yes, I eat some rice, potatoes and almond flour products -- and I feel better!!

                      Now, let me get back to my lunch of salmon salad ... made with ethically-fished wild salmon, paleo-fat-approved mayo, organic celery, and Red Boat fish sauce. And I'm gonna put it on GLUTEN FREE ALMOND NUT-THINS CRACKERS BWA HA HA!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by KimInGA View Post
                        Oh my god. Like a baked potato is going to destroy your immune system. *Giant eye roll* I've been eating a paleo diet for almost 3 years now. At first I was the typical hyper-vigilant newbie, at least until I realized that occasionally eating non-organic vegetables or consuming starch or non-grassfed meat was not going to kill me. In fact, I found that I started sleeping better and feeling better overall after I started allowing some healthy starches back in my diet. Yes, I eat some rice, potatoes and almond flour products -- and I feel better!!

                        Now, let me get back to my lunch of salmon salad ... made with ethically-fished wild salmon, paleo-fat-approved mayo, organic celery, and Red Boat fish sauce. And I'm gonna put it on GLUTEN FREE ALMOND NUT-THINS CRACKERS BWA HA HA!
                        Um, try going back and actually reading the OP. They were not on an anti-carb or anti-potato rant. This was about emotional eating. They had a psychological stressor and reacted by eating fast food (which I don't think even you would argue is a really healthy thing).

                        Nobody is going to take away your crackers. Calm down.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                          Um, try going back and actually reading the OP. They were not on an anti-carb or anti-potato rant. This was about emotional eating. They had a psychological stressor and reacted by eating fast food (which I don't think even you would argue is a really healthy thing).

                          Nobody is going to take away your crackers. Calm down.
                          I obviously wasn't responding to the OP. I quoted one of the people who overreacted by suggesting that OP eating Wendy's ONE TIME would actually make a difference in how his/her immune system would be able to handle the exposure to TB. I mean, really?? I absolutely believe in the power of good nutrition, but that is just carrying it too far.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by KimInGA View Post
                            I obviously wasn't responding to the OP. I quoted one of the people who overreacted by suggesting that OP eating Wendy's ONE TIME would actually make a difference in how his/her immune system would be able to handle the exposure to TB. I mean, really?? I absolutely believe in the power of good nutrition, but that is just carrying it too far.
                            If you are referring to this post,
                            One should be doing the utmost to enhance the immune system if it might be mounting a challenge to a tough bug. Eating garbage should be the opposite course of action, no?
                            That is also not saying that a potato is going to do irreparable damage. It is saying that junk food in general is not good for optimizing immune health. Again, calm down.

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