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Author Topic: LT #60: All who wander are not lost  (Read 34630 times)

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Offline camille07

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Re: LT #60: All who wander are not lost
« Reply #100 on: June 21, 2009, 09:36:19 AM »
Hello Ladies-

Welcome Mary and Dee to the forums.  This is a special place, with special women who have had their own stories of trials and triumphs.  I am very grateful for this forum.

Mum-  Glad that the inhalers are working despite the bad day yesterday.  In my early 30s I  was on everything. I never had a problem with my breathing or lungs before that.   Advair and albuterol were my best buddies.  I'm glad to report that since I moved out of my house I haven't used the advair once and albuterol maybe twice.  I had mold in the the house and I'm guessing it was worse than I thought.  Regarding sweetners,  I've read a lot about sweetners over the last 20 years, seriously.  Stevia seems to be the safest unless you use standard sugar in small quantities.  Aspartame / nutrasweet causes a lot of issues in the body. http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame/

Queen-  hope you are feeling better today.  I'm happy that you have a place to store your items. That must take a lot of stress from you mind.   Before you know it you'll be getting big NY hugs and kisses from your man.

Andrea-  Babysitting is good if you need a couple of bucks  but it's hard when if they want to pay you at the same scale of a 12 year old.  Overall, she sounds like a good kid, besides her fussiness.  Any plans now that summer vacation is starting?

Cin-  There is a commercial on tv with a group of young adults with a make shift slip and slide.  It looks like a load of fun.  Of course they don't show the part where they get arrested for underage drinking and trespassing.....lol just kidding.    That's so awesome the pages with Cheech. Jada, my dane, is about to turn 35 so we're close in age but I think she's not as mature ;)

Betty-   The temp job sounded like it was very fulfilling.  It's amazing when you hear other people's stories how blessed you feel.   When does step 11 officially begin.  It is difficult if you're not used to quieting your mind.

Surgery was early on Thursday at 7 am.  I had the very best team from the nurses to doctors and post care nurses.   I was told by him that there was the possibility of having morl removed depending on what he found.  I mentioned that there were some items in the ultrasound that weren't on the other tests so we didn't know what he would find. The doctor removed only one ovary and tube which made me really happy.  He said  the cysts within the cysts were complicated but he said it didn't look malignant. I get the official results on Tuesday.  The doctor told me that he would tell me over the phone good or bad because he thinks its absurd to charge for the visit and have that horrible feeling of "I need you to come into the office".  I love this doctor.  But he really believes it's all fine from what he saw.  Also I had endometreosis which no one knew about.  He cleaned it out and cortorized the site(Sorry spelling is terrible today)  I am in pain and on the couch hardly moving but it's all for the good.  I'm so happy to have this past me.  A funny note...I had a tough as nails nurse who was just wonderful and funny.  She was reading my chart and said "oh boy looks like you had a birthday".  I said "yeah the big one".  She laughs and shakes her head and said, "geeze, my daughter's about to turn 30 and said the same thing.  You girls don't get it."  I replied, "Oh 30 was nothing and truthfully, 40's not that big either."  And she said,  "good Lord, I thought you just turned 30".  Nice to hear before being rolled off into the OR.

Have a really wonderful Sunday rain or shine.



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Re: LT #60: All who wander are not lost
« Reply #101 on: June 21, 2009, 10:45:44 AM »
Camms, I'm so glad your surgery's over and that it went well.  I hope you heal fast and are back in the saddle, so to speak, in no time.  Please let us know as soon as the doctor tells you about the cysts. 

Regarding aspartame, in my biology class we talked about that. The professor said that someone who has a bad reaction to artificial sweeteners usually has something in their body that reacts to them, which isn't common among all persons.  Now, before anyone's dander gets up, I'm not saying large amounts of aspartame is good.  But, I used crystal lite all the time, have for a long time.  I also drink diet soda, and have for a long time.  There is a diet Coke that's made with Splenda, but I don't always get that.  And I've never had a bad reaction.  I'm not saying, Queen, that that's not what's causing your problem.  If you think it may be, you should probably talk with your doctor about it.  And to be honest, Stevia is no better than Splenda.  It's just newer, so not everything is known about it yet.  I got some a few weeks ago, and didn't like it any better than Splenda.  I'm not saying that what mum and Camms said about aspartame isn't true.  Just sayin' sometimes aspartame gets a worse rep than what's due. 

It's sticky and humid out.  Queen, I'm with you about it being cooler.  Anyway, I've got to clean.  I hope everyone has a good Sunday.
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Offline vivyt

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Re: LT #60: All who wander are not lost
« Reply #102 on: June 21, 2009, 01:10:43 PM »
Good Morning Everyone!

Camms- I'm glad the surgery went well.  :) Make sure you rest and take it easy.

Mum- I want to see that movie. Of course there are quite a few movies I would like to see.

Tendai- I never answered your question about the OC. I have seen the entire series and of course it is exagerated.  ;D

Well today I am going to my grandparent's house for lunch with my sister. I am all about a free meal LOL!

Have a good day!

Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: LT #60: All who wander are not lost
« Reply #103 on: June 21, 2009, 01:25:03 PM »
Camms, glad your surgery went well and you had comic relief on the way to the OR.Now it is all behind you I know when I had my c-sections it helped to hold a pillow on your stomach. How long will you be down healing?

Wow, well maybe it is that stuff. I am drinking the strawberry flavor. I have noticed when I go to the bathroom it is coming out the other end. If you know what I mean. I bought a lot of it too. I have been diluting it a bit more which seems to help. I swear being diabetic can be so frustrating. It seems like everything I drink is not good for me one way or another. And I hate drinking plain water whether it's bottled or not. I guess I will try Vitamin Water by Glauceau next. I feel like I am running out of options. As for diet pop, I like diet Dr. Pepper. I haven't tried anything else.

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Offline BT65

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Re: LT #60: All who wander are not lost
« Reply #104 on: June 21, 2009, 01:32:17 PM »
I hate being diabetic also, Queen.  When my sugar's high, I get the runs.  I don't know that I'd necessarily start blaming the Crystal Lite.  But, everybody's different, and maybe you can't tolerate aspartame.  But, if you drink Diet Dr. Pepper with no problem, than I doubt it's the Crystal Lite.  Anyway, I'm with you about hating diabetes.  I love chocolate, and the sugar-free doesn't cut it.  I like a lot of stuff with sugar in it.  I still eat it, sparingly.  And I hate watching carbs also.  And I don't all the time.  But, when I don't, I pay the price. >:(
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Offline minismom

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Re: LT #60: All who wander are not lost
« Reply #105 on: June 21, 2009, 02:47:07 PM »
Cams, I'm SO glad the surgery went well.  Recovery sucks, but know that once it's over, it's over.  What's not there can't hurt you anymore.

I remember the day docs told us that Mim was diabetic.  It was just before Thanksgiving, 1mth after being told she had CP - she was 4.  I cried all the way home.  All I could think about was how I was going to tell my 4yr old that she couldn't have any of the tables-full of sweets and goodies during the upcoming holidays.  I called my mom who said that she'd start making things that Mim "could eat".  We discovered Splenda and seemed the whole world opened up for her. 

Birthday parties are hard.  Not all moms remember that she's diabetic when making out the menu.  I keep her drink powder in my purse and end up making cupcakes so that she can bring one with her.  Goody bags are a nightmare since I have to confiscate all the candy.  Don't get me started about Pinatas. 

When Dr. F asked her if there was anything she wanted him to do for her, without hesitation, she said, "I want you to make me not be a diabetic anymore."  She just wants to be like everyone else - can't say I blame her.

Hope you all are having a wonderful Sunday.

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Offline netta

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Re: LT #60: All who wander are not lost
« Reply #106 on: June 21, 2009, 07:42:16 PM »
MOVING !!!! :) just checking in. will holla at you all later.
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