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    -After getting home from work yesterday, I cut up a mango and ate it over the cutting board while stripped down to my underwear. Eating it like that, with the sticky juice all over my face and hands, was fun and it was very refreshing after my ride. I made really good time and didn't have to shift gears at all yesterday!
    -I am all about mangoes lately, but I need to make my breakfast smoothies beefier if I continue with them. I get hungry by 10 AM. Maybe I should melt some coconut oil and add that? Almond milk is not filling enough, but full-fat canned coconut milk is too expensive to use as the sole liquid. If only I could have dairy! Tonight: Trader Joes for frozen mangoes and clarified butter.
    -I have decided to stick with 1 T of DE per day for now, instead of knocking it back to a tsp. I want to give this longer to see what happens. I can use cascara sagrada as needed and will continue to take 200 mg of mag citrate at each meal until I find the right dose.
    -I've read some things lately that say that SBOs are not the best thing for the gut because some of the bacteria is opportunistic and can take over (or there's not enough research done to know the full effects they could have). I'm sticking with my Primal Defense for now. I've never had as good results with food based probiotics as I have with supplements. I wonder what that means about the state of my gut.

    Oops, I forgot my teaspoon of raw local honey this morning. I'll take it first thing when I get home!
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    I've worked up to 1 TB DE also. I mix it in about 4 oz. of grape juice and drink it quick! I just started on May 3 so I can't really tell if there is any effects yet. I can't seem to find anything to tell me how long it takes to do its thing.

    To find an auto immune disorder they need to have an idea of what to look for. Each one has its own markers in the blood and they need to know what test to run to find it. You might consider seeing an endocrinologist or a rheumatologist who will have better training and more experience with auto immune issues.

    It could also be a simple intolerance or allergy to something in your food or environment. Have you ever had a blood test for allergy/sensitivities? or a skin scratch test?

    Have you're female issues resolved since having the IUD removed?
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    I can't help but wonder if your gut issues are also auto-immune related. Have you googled your symptoms to see if you can find an autoimmune illness that sort of matches?

    Now, I'm not completely educated on the new health care laws since I have insurance through my employer, but I thought all college students were covered on their parent's insurance til the age of 26? Did Hulky's dad not add him or was he not eligible? I think eligibility is a requirement under the new laws. Might be something to check into.

    Tomi, I like that your first 6 appointments are copay only. That would be great for someone like me who only goes to the doctor like once a year (and usually only for a pap smear, which is co-pay and deductible free now anyway).
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    I had allergy scratch tests done by an allergist a couple of years ago (not covered by insurance!). I don't know exactly what they tested for, but it was mostly for pollens. I found out that I'm allergic to basically all pollens around here plus mold, dust, and grass. The few food tests they did were negative. I am taking Allegra or Zytrec daily for those, so you would think if this is an allergy kind of thing, I'd feel better?

    The female issues are still present. I've only had the IUD out for 10 days. It's better, but not ALL better. I think I will have to wait a full cycle to see if that resolves completely or if I'm just having a good spell.

    I have never had blood tests for sensitivities or allergies. Is that something I'd still have to go to a specialist about, or could my PCP do it? I don't know if I should see her first or just go and look for an endocrinologist. I have a PPO plan, so I don't need referrals.

    I haven't found any helpful quizzes or lists to match up symptoms to autoimmune disorders. Constipation is an obnoxious ailment because it can happen for so many different disorders. Since the female issue is a rash, but it's localized, I feel like most doctors won't take it seriously as a symptom of something greater.

    Hulky's dad can't go onto a new health insurance plan until he's been at his new job for 3 months. So Hulky MIGHT get dual coverage again at that point (until next April), but right now, he's only covered on mine. It's to make sure that new employees don't leave the company really quickly (maybe they'd use the insurance coverage for a procedure, but then quit), but it sucks. My dad is in that position right now because he just got a new job, so he has no insurance coverage presently.
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    That's a sucky deal. I know some companies around here have policies like that too. I wish him health (both Hulky and Hulky's dad) during this limbo period.
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    Some specialist require a referral from a PCP. I'd see your PCP first and run it by them........ it might make them look harder if they know you're considering a specialist.
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    VFFs are on sale at Zulily.com today. I still don't know my shoe size for VFFs. I'm waiting until next paycheck and getting the DIY Xero Shoes kit anyway. I'd make the myself, but it's cheaper to buy the kit than to try and source cheap sheets of Vibram rubber or a similar sandal base material.

    I slept poorly last night and didn't bike this morning. I could use that as an excuse, but I won't. It was a choice. The forecast is looking okay for tomorrow, so I can probably bike then. Hulky slept poorly too so he said I could have the car today and he'll sign up at the community college tomorrow. The reason I slept poorly is that I took Benadryl after 10:30. I need to take it at 10PM so I am super drowsy by 10:30 and asleep not long after that. I also need to make sure I have an outfit picked out for the next day before I go to bed. It only saves a couple of minutes in the morning, but it's one less thing to stress about. I am not a morning person.

    Nothing exciting on the cat front. Fae and Pumpkin avoid each other all day and stay separated at night and during meals. Hulky managed to get the Advantage on Pumpkin on Monday, though she did manage to wipe some off on the comforter cover (which should be washed & put away anyway). Hopefully enough got onto her skin for a treatment. I'd like to start leaving the doors open at night since it seems like they're chasing each other less, but I really don't want to be woken up by them stampeding again.

    I wish I had access to a pull up bar that would allow me full extension, instead of tucking my legs behind me. I don't know if I could effectively use pull-up straps on the pull-up bar that we have. I'd really like to start doing assisted pull-ups. I feel like I'll make better progress doing the full motion instead of working my way up from a dead hang. I can't always have Hulky help me and I feel like using a chair won't really train me to use the right muscles. I guess I'll just have to try it. Something is better than nothing.
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    I requested June 2nd off from work, fingers crossed they approve it. I'm always anxious about requests for a day off. Our friends' wedding is June 1st, in the later afternoon. We booked a room at a b&b a mile from the reception for Saturday and Sunday night. If I can't get the 2nd off, I won't drink at the wedding and we'll see if we can give the room to friends instead.

    But I really hope I can get the 2nd off. I'm looking forward to a little getaway. We really need it, so I don't feel bad about the expense (which isn't outrageous anyway). I hope we have good weather that weekend! The wedding location is very close to a beach.

    My annual review should be this month. It didn't happen last year, but I still got a raise. I am really nervous about it, though I'm sure it'll be fine. I just want to know already how much my certification will get me as a raise!
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    Some of the girls want to do Girly Night Take 2, but go out for brunch mimosas. I honestly don't want to do it right now. I just don't feel like socializing. Maybe it would be good for me, but I get stressed just thinking about it. I don't know what to say to get out of it, can't think of any good excuses.
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    I find it odd when people work in an office-like setting as a full time employee and can't get time off. I can see it in a restaurant like setting, but in an office setting where work can really just wait a day or be handed to someone else, I don't understand leave refusal. Maybe that's a product of working for the Army for so long where if you have leave, you can take it without issue (unless you'll be gone for a really long time or you have a mission critical task that must be done during that time frame). here, things just wait or someone else takes care of it when fires crop up. I hope you can get the time off.
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