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Wear it religiously every day, even if no one else will see me 2 11.76%
Wear it only if I know I'll be going out and seen by others 9 52.94%
Wear it only if I'm dressing up and going to a special event 4 23.53%
Never wear make-up, no matter what 1 5.88%
I'm a natural beauty, I don't need to wear make-up! 1 5.88%
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Old 06-03-2004, 10:33 AM   #31  
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Good morning.

Nothing exciting going on with me. We tried to take a walk last night. My legs are aching so badly. Feels like I have climbed mountains. I guess it is from the bone marrow shot. They are still hurting today. If not better by tomorrow, I will call the Dr. to see if I can take something. Funny, I haven't had any problems with the other 2.

We did finish our 2 mile walk. I got one of those pedometers from McDonalds. Don't know how accurate they are. I am measuring my steps today, but I'm also trying not to walk much.

I went to bed at 8:00 last night. that has never happened before. I could hardly drag myself out at 6:00 this morning though. I may call a friend who has a hot tub and go soak in it tonight.


Monet, my DH never wants to skip meals either. He eats all the time. Always cleans up what we leave behind. He is a skinny guy too (except for his beer belly). Not fair. Hope your knees don't hurt today.

Tranquil, hope these buyers are the ones.

Fruit, I'm sure losing wt will help in getting preggo. Enjoy the summer before you get put on bed rest. Your weekend sounds like so much fun. I'm jealous. Yes I have beeen a little sick. Not too bad though. Usually have one bad week and 2 good ones. Ashley hasn't been on lately. She is training for a triathalon (can you even imagine).

Oh, thought you all would get a kick out of this, my breakfast this morning was 2 bowls of sf chocolate pudding and 6 pepperonis. Strange, I know. Looking for something that tastes good and OP.

Have a great day.

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Old 06-03-2004, 11:22 AM   #32  
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JACK-K: Oh my! That breakfast sounds horrible! HAHA! I can't even imagine eating those things together! HAHAHA! Sorry to hear that you have been feeling bad. I know that the treatments tend to make you sick so I was wondering how you were handling them. The hot tub sounds like a good plan - go soak those legs in there and you are sure to be feeling better in no time! I can't believe that Ashley is doing a triathalon - good for her!!! She is doing soooo good!! Well, I may not be back on here until sunday - I'll see how much time I have later on today.

You know what I saw on the news this morning....that Zoloft can cause weight gain. It causes your appetite to increase and metabolism to decrease. Well, I've gained 40 pounds since I started zoloft last year and I don't think that I've done any major changes in my diet to gain that weight so I'm getting off of it to see what happens.

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Just a quick check in. I had an ultrasound done this morning to rule out any cysts, or fibroid tumors. The technician told me there was nothing worrisome, but I will wait to hear from the doctor on that. I almost wish there was something so I could go have the thing removed.

I did not get a chance for breakfast before I went and got home ravenous. I just ate a pb&j, and had a glass of 100% juice cranberry blend. Cranberry helps stop uti's and I just felt like I was getting one.

I am making 8 9x12 casseroles for a ministry that has a mission trip group coming in this weekend. They are going to spend a week working with them in an apartment complex in town. The house smells like chicken! I did not turn the air on, since it was so cool today. Maybe tomorrow. In the meantime, I am going to try and get some baking done, and make beef jerky.

Off to get something done! Later!
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MISSY....WAIT!!!

DO NOT STOP THAT MED WITHOUT INSTRUCTIONS FROM YOUR DOCTOR!~!!! It can and will send you into a tail spin! My Doc put me on Wellbutrin with my Paxil and has just upped my dose to 300 mg along with the 30 mg of Paxil that I take daily. He has also put me on a low carb way of eating...

JACKIE....BETTING ON SMARTY???? Sorry you're having a rough time with you legs...hope the hot tub did you some good...or will do you some good.

MONET....


I'm going to fix corned beef and cabbage for supper....so I better get started.

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Old 06-03-2004, 10:22 PM   #35  
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Evening All

I found the following article on another website and thought it was worth sharing with you, particularly something for JACK-K to be aware of.

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From Wall Street Journal
Efforts Mount to Combat Lymphedema,
A Devastating Side Effect of Cancer Care
June 1, 2004; Page D1

A devastating side effect of cancer treatment is finally getting attention from doctors and lawmakers, but many patients still aren't aware of the risk.

The problem is called lymphedema, a painful and debilitating swelling of an arm or leg that can occur months or even years after cancer treatment. In patients whose lymphatic systems have been damaged by radiation or the removal of lymph nodes, even minor overuse of a limb can trigger extreme swelling. Breast-cancer patients, who may have lost a dozen or more lymph nodes as part of their diagnosis and treatment, are particularly susceptible. But patients treated for prostate cancer, gynecological cancers, head and neck cancer, testicular cancer, bladder cancer, colon cancer and melanoma are also at risk.

If not treated swiftly, the condition can be irreversible. But the problem is, many patients don't even know about it. *****Doctors often fail to warn about lymphedema, either because they themselves aren't aware of it or because they don't want to scare patients.*****

Some physicians even mistakenly prescribe diuretics to reduce swelling -- a treatment that can actually exacerbate the disease.

Ignorance can have serious consequences. Simple acts like carrying a heavy bag, cutting a finger or working too long at the computer can trigger the swelling. That's because the body responds to infections, injury or exertion by making extra fluid. The lymphatic system normally helps drain this fluid from body tissues, but in someone with a compromised system, even a slight increase in fluid buildup can quickly lead to overload, causing swelling in an arm or leg, depending on where the lymph nodes were removed. The limb can swell far out of proportion to the rest of the body.

While data are scarce, studies so far show from 20% to 45% of patients who are at risk for lymphedema will eventually develop it. Treatment can last for a few weeks, or for the rest of a patient's life, and involves constant care, including physical-therapy treatments, special exercises, bandages and compression garments.

"Patients usually are not educated in advance so they're not aware of some of the risk factors and the fact that they could take precautions," says Pam Massey, director of rehabilitation services at University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. To prevent the problem, patients should avoid overuse of the arm or leg most at risk and learn to recognize symptoms so they can seek treatment quickly.

LITTLE-KNOWN RISKS

Here are some everyday issues than can trigger lymphedema in an arm or leg if lymph nodes have been removed or disrupted as part of cancer treatment
• Carrying a heavy purse
• Flying on an airplane
• Excess consumption of salty foods
• Sitting for long periods
• Lengthy computer use
• Hot tubs
• Bug bites
• Having your blood pressure checked

Lymphedema is beginning to get more attention in part because so many cancer patients now are living far longer, forcing doctors and researchers to focus on the long-term effects of cancer treatments. And patient advocates are pushing to improve insurance benefits for the treatments. Insurers often deny coverage because they don't have a certified lymphedema specialist in their plan, or some plans may put a cap on the amount of treatment a patient receives.

In January, a Virginia law began requiring insurers to cover the costs of lymphedema treatment and supplies. Lawmakers in New York and Massachusetts also are mulling lymphedema-related legislation.

But for many patients, the biggest hurdle is getting the right diagnosis. Long Island, N.Y., shop owner Catherine Pascucci had three lymph nodes removed and a lumpectomy and radiation treatment for breast cancer three years ago. After her surgery, she returned to her fragrance shop, lifting boxes and ringing sales, never knowing that such overuse put her at risk for lymphedema.

About three months after cancer surgery, she noticed her bracelet was tight, but her breast surgeon dismissed her swollen arm as a reaction to a bug bite. Months later, another doctor told her about lymphedema, and she finally sought the right treatment.

Today she must undergo regular physical-therapy treatments and wear compression bandages on both arms to control the swelling.

"My doctors never said, 'Don't lift. Don't carry,' " says Ms. Pascucci, 65 years old, who now hands out lymphedema brochures to customers. "Now I have to deal with this the rest of my life."

When lymphedema is caught early, treatment is relatively effective and the condition can be kept under control with minimal care. A physical therapist, who should have 120 to 140 hours of specialized training, uses a gentle massage that helps the fluid drain away from the painful arm or leg. The treatment, which may be needed two or more times a week for several weeks, can cost as much as $200 for an hourlong session. Custom compression garments and bandages can cost $700 or more, and most patients need two sets. The garments generally must be replaced every six months.

Delays in treatment can be disastrous. After surviving invasive cervical cancer, Folsom, Calif., resident Carolyn Chastain developed lymphedema, but her insurer wouldn't pay for visits with a trained specialist, sending her to an unqualified therapist within the plan and providing ill-fitting bandages. After finally complaining to state regulators about the inadequate treatment, the denials were reversed. But the delay in getting proper treatment left her with an irreversible form of the disease. The 43-year-old aerospace engineer was forced to quit work and now spends about eight hours a day on treatment, bandage care and exercises to cope with extensive swelling in both legs.

"The last thing a person should have to do after battling for their life with cancer," she says, "is to fight for every pittance of health care related to lymphedema."

The National Lymphedema Network, www.lymphnet.org, provides extensive information on the disease.
Jack-K - Take care and hope the legs are better soon. I was hoping to take you up on the op challenge this week but I had a craving for dates this week and I've eaten a whole tub in 3-4 days. Maybe I will be ready for the challenge next week.

BOB - Corned beef and cabbage sounds good. I haven't had that in ages.

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Old 06-03-2004, 11:53 PM   #36  
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Hello ladies,
Checked in late last night, not too many posts this week. What's up??

Had a busy day working in the yard yesterday and today. Was able to get in 3 miles again with my Buddy dog. He is so funny....he knows that we are going for our walk when he see me putting on my walking shoes....he stands at attention at the front door and won't leave until we head out the door. Then my poor little girl, she howls the whole time we are gone. She has such short little legs and is not a spring chicken anymore, that I know she wouldn't be able to go the distance with us. I try to put my gear out in the living room on Monday and Wednesday nights so that we can try and sneak away in the mornings, but......she was right there this morning howling before we even got out the door. Dh tries to keep her occupied, but he says she howls until we return. Silly girl.

The weather here has been gorgeous. 80 degrees today, and supposed to be nice until Sunday. We sure need some heat for my garden. The Green Beans are up now, but only one Summer Squash has broken ground. If they don't do anything by Monday, I will head into town and pick up some plants. Gotta have some squash this summer!!

I was still up 2 pounds yesterday for WIW. I am sure it is mostly water, but I did eat that cake on Saturday, and then the Brunch on Sunday. Eating has been great this week, and tomorrow will be day 5 of exercise. Wooo Hooo!

I would like to share a couple of summer salads with you all. The first is a concoction that my BIL threw together. He doesn't like many vegetables, so this is what he eats for a salad. It really is quite good. A bit high in fat, but occasionally it would be fine.

Cottage Cheese
Grated Cheddar (mostly for some color)
Sliced Black Olives
Bacon Bits, all this is just mixed together. This would be done to individual taste on the amounts.

Summer Jello Salad

16 oz FF cottage cheese
1 small box SF Strawberry Jello
1 pint sliced strawberries
Cool Whip

Mix the dry Jello with the Cottage Cheese, add sliced strawberries, fold in Cool Whip. This is a very yummy dessert like salad. I don't use quite the whole container of CW, but you can. Tastes will vary.

These are both very good salads, hope that you enjoy them. Will try to get on tomorrow and get in some replies.
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Old 06-04-2004, 08:42 AM   #37  
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Happy Friday!

For a short week, it has been a long one.

Feeling better today (Mentally too). My legs still hurt, but not near as bad. Sat in the whirlpool tub for awhile last night. Didn't make it to the hot tub.

Please say some prayers this morning for my BIL, he is undergoing a triple bypass right now.

No big plans for the weekend. Sunday, we have to move my DD out of your college apt. August we will move her into another one. 4 years, 4 moves. Ugh!

Have a great day.

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Old 06-04-2004, 08:43 AM   #38  
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Opps!

Forgot to put in my replies.

Rosalie, thanks for the article. I am worried about getting it. I have switched to a small purse and try to watch carrying things. It is hard. I still tend to put my purse on my left arm. I am most concerned about flying. I hear that has a big affect on it.

BOB, not betting on Smarty. Wouldn't win much anyway. I never like the horse to start with. Guess that shows what I know about horses. I hope he wins though. We need anothe triple crown winner.

Monet, glad the ultrasound was ok. what kind of casserole?

Fruit, you had better check with your dr first before dropping the drug.

Teensy, WTG on 5 days of exercising. I hoping for that next week. My DD 's beagle starts howling as soon as you shut the door. Hopefully he quits after we leave.
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Old 06-04-2004, 12:02 PM   #39  
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Hi:

I just wanted to pop on and say hello. I wrote a huge post yesterday, replying to everyone, and lost it again! My computer is a piece of crap.

I am eating good and exercising; I'm just staying busy with the kids, housecleaning, dr. appts, outings, etc...today we have a really busy day. My sister and her family are in from San Diego to do a pre-drywall inspection of their home. We will see them for a little bit on the far west side of the valley, and then will be driving to the complete oppostie end of the valley to see one of Britt's friends.

Better go get the girls dressed and ready to go!

Take care!

Hope everyone has an OP weekend!

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Hi everyone. Im using the computer at the home of my hosts. They are a well to do family in a very nice suburb of Paris. They are very nice, but, of course, have their busy life. I see them and visit with them in the evenings.
The course here is very hard. My brain is so fried that sometimes I cant even think of a word I want to use in English. I also feel discouraged at times. Now that I am here and am hearing the people talk, I realize how badly I prounounce this language. I am hoping that things get better in that area.
Today I had my first croissant. I have to tell you that they are so much better than the ones in the US that there is absolutely no comparison. I was planning on having only one during my entire stay in Paris, but I have to say that it was so good that I may change my mind. I would even have to say that it was worth the calories! It was so light and SO crispy, not like those soggy and limp things they sell at home.
The weather has been cool, gray, and sometimes rainy. I miss the sun and hope that I will get to see it soon. I have a free weekend and will probably spend some time sleeping as I am utterly exhausted. I get to bed much later each night than at home and have been getting only about 6 hours of sleep each night. If it is nice, maybe Ill try to explore some little neighborhoods. I also bought a train ticket and will be visiting some french friends of mine who live near Limoges. They dont speak any English, but I should get along OK.
Well, Im gonna check out. I didnùt read page 1, so hope I didn,t miss too much news. Take care everyone. Ill try to get back on the computer tomorrow but dont know if I cqn. The computers at the school are very hard to get to as there are so many students who are waiting to use them.
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Old 06-04-2004, 06:02 PM   #41  
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EVENING EVERY BUDDY!!!


I'm on the run, but wanted to give you your movie picks for the weekend:

MONSTER

EUROTRIP

DEVILS POND

ALL THE QUEEN'S MEN

OUT OF THE ASHES

LEO

I'll check in with y'all later

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Just a quick post before bed. Our Jamaican friends came over for dinner tonight. I was expecting two single guys too, but they got hung up in really bad traffic on the perimeter on the way over here, due to an accident, and just went back home. It took them two hours to travel two exits, and they figured they would not get here for another two hours...and had to leave early so they just skipped it. It was ok. The husband of the Jamaicans is a calligrapher,and we played a bit with silk and my fabric crayons.

Good night everyone! Sweet dreams!
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Old 06-05-2004, 10:11 AM   #43  
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Goodness, this is sad. NO one has posted since I did last night.

I am planning on heading out to Curves in a few minutes. I may skip it though. My knees are feeling really good and I hate to mess them up by working out. Maybe I will go walk with Tom instead.

I am plotting and planning my next silk, and having a lot of fun doing so. Unfortunately, I am going to have to interrupt my dreaming to make a wedding cake for next weekend. I am NOT looking forward to it! I have one more scheduled for July 10, then I hope I can have a nice long break from them.

Not much else is going on here. Its a beautiful sunny morning, and the house is nice and cool (yay!) and I can hear birds singing. I just had three eggs, two pieces of toast, and coffee for breakfast. I like a big breakfast on the weekends... Tonight we are going to a party that a young couple from church is having to celebrate another couple's engagement. It ought to be fun. Maybe I will wear one of my silk scarves...

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Good Morning everyone:

I got home awhile ago from the gym and running a few errands. I had to return some movies to Blockbuster, go by Target for a few things and Hi-Health to get some Protein Powder for DH; he's losing too much weight and I've got to try to fatten him up a bit. I'm starting to worry that there could be an underlying health problem, and he is going to schedule his physical for sometime next week. He is usually between 175-180, and has been weighing in in the mornings around 166-168#'s. He is very active, and has cut a lot of sugar out of his diet, but can't imagine it making that much of a difference in someone who didn't have any weight to lose anyway! He's not even close to being strict like I am. He's basically cut out his sodas, and processed foods. He even eats lunch out everyday!

Anyway...we will be going to church this evening, and then not too much planned for tomorrow. I might take the girls to the outlet mall with me to get some underwear (they should love that). For any of you who like to wear a thong, Jockey has a new low-rise one that is ultra comfortable (believe it or not), and it falls below your belly button. They also have a full cover underwear that is really comfy too. I like to wear those to bed at night...(probably tmi, eh?).

Anyway, I hope you all have a fantastic, OP weekend!!!

Take care,
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Morning! We had a blast last night. We went to an engagement party for a young couple from church. It was a great group of folks there, and when we got home, Tom commented that we were to oldest ones there! haha! I adore the couple that had the party too. One of my old students was there. Its so funny seeing him now, after all these years, in a social setting. I had him in an art class when he was in sixth, and seventh grade. Now he is married and working in the music field. There was another newly engaged couple there in addition to the honorees, and another couple that seems to be on the verge of getting engaged. How fun! Thankfully, no one has asked me to make their wedding cake! haha!

I am slowly feeling a bit more energetic now that my thyroid meds have been increased. Its far from good, yet.

PANCHO: TMI!! My girls keep trying to get me to try thongs...no success yet! Its good that your hubby is going to get his physical. Losing weight for no reason is not good. I hope its nothing serious. Keep us posted...

Well, my coffee cup is empty. Time for a refill!
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