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My Hores (are) Moning.

Friday, March 16, 2012

I got my hormone results. I'm flatlining. Apparently the wee black hairs I plucked from my fuzzier blonde mustache are from testosterone. I barely have any other ones. I'm continuing on with 100mg compounded progesterone capsules and am adding "Bioes" which is estrogen (shocked) cream. Well, "cycle" has been irregular. He says I'm experiencing adrenal fatigue and to read Wilson's book (started that one a few years ago and left it for another book).

I have a emoticonBIG BIG theory about my fibro pain and food intolerance, and he, the "integrative" doctor, would barely hear me out. I was TICKED (was it the testosterone? no, as I did not bop him) .... he complied with a few of the tests I wanted (so I get a "partial" picture. I'll likely see what my holistic MD has to say) but he's set on his diagnosis and that's that. *sigh* - makes me stressed. :P I will write more about my emoticonBIG BIG theory another day be-cause! today! I'm leaving for sunny Florida on a REAL vacation. Yippee! Haven't had a REAL vacation healthy (actually still I'm not healthy!) in all my life (cause the last one was 18 yrs ago to Disneyland when Dd was a tot - best holiday ever even w/chronic fatigue). We're renting a convertible! Talk about middle-aged crisis and I don't care! Whoooooo! I gotta pack ...
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CATIATM 3/19/2012 4:32PM

    I'm glad you're being so proactive with your health and not letting the doc intimidate you. Enjoy your holiday! emoticon

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TEXASFILLY 3/18/2012 2:09AM

    Have a blast, Dot! You deserve it! *hugs* BB~ emoticon

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TAMPATINK67 3/16/2012 10:07PM

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TEDDYBEARDONNA 3/16/2012 7:27PM

    Have lots of fun. Hugs, Donna

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MICHELLE311106 3/16/2012 5:31PM

    Hope your vacation goes off without a hitch and aunt flow misses the ride in the convertible. I'm 40 and had a hysterectomy when I was 31 and have decided that it's the best surgery that a woman can have. The ovaries were removed 3 years later. I took black cohosh available at walmart for 6 months after the surgery and have had no hot flashes. I was prescribed a progesterone, estriadol and dhea cream to raise my estrogen levels but it got too costly so I had to stop using it.

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WILLITWORK1 3/16/2012 4:31PM

    hope you have an amazingly restful and pain free vacation.

You deserve it!!!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/16/2012 4:27PM

    Just what you need but of course it seems par for the course as we ladies slip gently into the night. LOL. Have we got room for another disease, another syndrome.? It always seems that way. Very irritating.

Yuck, periods. I am so glad to be done with periods but my son and hubby said it made me as mean as a snake. I never noticed other than I seemed to lose my sense of tact and was no longer long suffering. "No!" became my favorite word. If someone wanted to be rude to me and my son was around he would make this inhalation sucking sound like he had a pneumothorax and look at me in terror as he said he never knew what was coming out of my mouth but he knew it would not be "Please kick me some more."

You would get the black hairs eventually any way. When you eventually reach menopause you get them. Sometimes you go to sleep and look fine and wake up with a 40 foot black chin hair wrapper all the way around your head. Think you are blind and have to cut out of the thicket. It's rather freakish. But having some testosterone is good too or you have no libido and it's upsetting for your hubby to have slept with Angelina Jolie for years and wake up with Olive Oyl.


It all works out with the hair because while you are growing a mustache and beard and your breasts have to be tucked into your boots he is growing a nice set of DD hooters and losing all his hair. It's not fair but it happens to all of us.

I want to go to Florida with you and your hubby in the convertible!! And what do you want to bet you wouldn't want me to be a third wheel. Go figure! LOL. Have fun!!

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1CRAZYDOG 3/16/2012 12:06PM

    Have a fantastic vacation and take care of yourself. It's so hard when your hores(are)moning! Loved the title to the blog! GRRRRR about the Dr. not listening!



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CINDYTW 3/16/2012 10:05AM

  emoticonabout the adrenal fatigue! Glad to hear about your vacation though!! emoticon emoticon

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Vit D, Cholesterol, A1C, hsCRP, Insulin, Thyroid Labs 2-1-12

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Vit D: 69.1 (good!)

"This is your brain. emoticonThis is your brain on drugs. emoticon "You've seen the commercial. Well, this is my cholesterol. This is my cholesterol on potato chips (short story - it got worse):

Cholesterol:
TC 200
HDL 56
LDL 129
Tri 78
apoB100-calc: 94 mg/dL(under 109 ref range)
Lp(a): 6 mg/dL (under 10 ref range)

Cholesterol History:
May 16, 2010 (heart attack)/ Sep 29, 2010/ Nov 24, 2010/May 13, 2011/Oct 14, 2011/Feb 1, 2012

Total Cholesterol (less than 200 desirable): 206../191../182.../185.../192Ö/200
HDL (over 60, women over 50): 49../45../57../51../59Ö/56
LDL calculated (under 100 desirable): 142../134../118../(real)100../123Ö/129
Triglycerides (less than 150 desirable): 74../62../34.../65.../49Ö/78

Ratio Comparisons
TC/HDL (2.5-4.5 desirable): 2.8../4.2../3.2../2.9../3.3Ö/3.6

And per Dr. Ben Kim's cholesterol article bit.ly/gFhJhS :
HDL/TC (over 25% desirable): 24%../24%../31%../28%../30% ../28%
Tri/HDL (under 2.0 desirable): 1.51../1.38../.60../1.28../.83../1.39

I got a VAP this time and at some point will try to dig out my last one to compare sub-class information. My HDL-2 (most protective) was low at 12 (you want over 15), and my VLDL-3 (small remnant) went up to 10 (you want under 10). I still have large, buoyant Pattern A (about one-fourth up the graph). I don't fret about cholesterol, but in some way I do see it as a marker.

Insulin 4.7 (range is 2.6-24.9)

Thyroid (2/1/12)Ė
TSH .09 uIU/mL LOW (ref range .40-4.2)
Free T-4 .63 ng/dL LOW (ref range .78-1.96)
Free T3 2.31 pg/mL (ref range 1.84-7.0)

Changed back to 150mcg Synthroid from 60mg Armour 2x/day. Iím so glad to be back to taking 1 pill in the morning and not having to remember to take the second Armour dose in the afternoon on empty stomach before meals. Like I had a schedule or something Ė not. I would sometimes remember before bed. This is such a load off. I hope it helps my numbers. My heart palpitations are driving me crazy, and they have for 12 yrs. Is it my thyroid?

A1C (Iím freaking): 6.1! (non-fasting shouldnít matter I understand from cursory searches, but Iíd had a banana out the door about an hour before test). Last test was 5.5.

Blood glucose: 127

hsCRP: 3.9 (their ref. range for normal is 0-4)
Iíve read you want as much under 3 as possible. This one is tough for me to change, and if anyoneís has done it, pls share your secret. I think I have to up the ante on my diet (Iíd say it was the chips but Iíve never eaten so many in such a short time and Iíve had higher hsCRP in the past.)

Doc told me to diet and exercise to better my cholesterol (how generic). I did MWF bootcamp all January in sub-freezing temps at 5:30 a.m. for heavenís sake, and walking in between w/the dog (the usual). This actually likely overly stressed me. And, okay, itís the potato chip salad unbalanced diet. LOL.

FWIW and to note: they forgot the hsCRP and A1C/glucose test on 2-1, so I had it done separately on 2-17-12, hence the diff between lower insulin and higher blood glucose.

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Hormone labs (blood and ZRT) forthcoming at next doc appt Tuesday.

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emoticonI know someone who has a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich shop. OMG, the sandwiches are to-die-for SOUNDING. All those mind-numbing drugs in one sandwich - LOL (I try to not be a dream squasher and mention my true thoughts). "Ginger poached pear w/brie" ... hmmm. The shop will be featured on a nat'l foodie tv show in Canada. Though I don't advocate gluten/dairy sandwiches for most of the population, I wish I could see the show, and I wish him well (and plug for him to do gfdf versions to no avail so far).

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emoticonI've made over $250 selling my used/new fat clothes at a resale shop. It's better than a yard sale and I have money to buy new/used smaller clothes. :)

emoticonI'm getting stuff done on the house; working on outside repairs now. Called the moving company to give estimate on packing up my stuff so it looks like I don't live here. LOL. I'm unsure I really even want to move. DH is finding new job extremely stressful, and I'm concerned. It would nice for me to be there for him. I miss you all and my happy place, but it's for the best right now. I pop in when I can, but I think of you more often and hope you're doing your best, too.
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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/12/2012 3:13PM

    I worry about my labs too as I had too many potato chips too. emoticon

And I get more than enough exercise but apparently not nearly enough to cancel out unlimited Lays chips. LOL.

I have not had a grilled cheese in years. I love cheese though, just need to find something legal to melt it on. LOL.

You must tell me about the resale shop. My MIL has some really expensive clothes we would like to get some money for. So what kind of prices do you get for what and how much commission does the store get?

Is your hubby already thinking about another job? I hate toxic jobs. Maybe you should rent until he figures out if this place is a keeper.

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PATTYCAKE17 3/11/2012 9:43AM

    I just became aware of the A1C at my last doctor's visit. it was 5.6, and i was told to continue to watch my diet (I just hit the 70# mark) which my doc knows I do.I did give up my hard sugar candies(peppermints) and honey-lemon cough drops which had become my bedtime snack of choice, like an intravenous sugar drip each night! Guess what? I stopped them, and am doing fine w/o them. we'll see what the numbers look like in a month. Since I just dropped 10# in the last month, I think I'm going to be good to go. Good luck with all your numbers. Sounds like you're doing the best you can, though. Prayer works, too...Lots of it! emoticon

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ENDUROVET 3/10/2012 8:24PM

    Disclaimer: I'm no (human) endocrinologist, but have become an amateur one after almost 23 yrs of regulating my metabolism w/T4 from a bottle...
Settled down to paying through nose for "legend" Synthroid, after yrs of arguments w/my MD's, trying Armour, trying Cytomel & doing "fair enough" although far from optimal on my perfectionist terms @ 150 mcg daily. The routine that works for me is to take my tab 1st thing in AM w/big glass of H2O, wait an hr before eating. All other supplements in PM... If I take fish oil earlier, then I'm belching it up all day (yuck).
I seem to feel better when I remember to take my iodine (kelp tabs), even though my endo sneers at me. The pre diabetic/high chol stuff is above my pay grade but it sounds like you're doing the optimal diet (ahem, w/fewer potato chips ;-)

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CINDYTW 3/10/2012 6:53PM

  emoticonGood luck with all the house stuff! I can see why you have been succumbing to chips! That's great you got all that for old clothes! Mine weren't worth too much to begin with so I wouldn't be able to sell them like that! Hope things settle down for you soon!

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GOANNA2 3/10/2012 5:26PM

    I use cinnamon in everything - even in coffee and pasta sauce.
I can imagine what stress is doing to you. Your poor hubby must
be very unhappy in his work. Do you have to move? So glad you
have your thyroid meds worked out.
Hope it all works out for you. Courage dear friend. Sending hugs
to you.
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1CRAZYDOG 3/10/2012 12:40PM

    Do you use cinnamon? I put a stick in my tea (or coffee) in the morning. And I take a cinnamon supplement . . . Cinsulin is one brand I've used (available @ Costco).

Stress . . . let me count the ways it screws up blood sugar! But we all know that one, right!

Hope your DS finds a less stressful position or finds a way to make his current job less stressful. It is so frustrating dealing with many people who have an ego.

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IOEINC 3/10/2012 12:30PM

    A banana an hour before the A1C won't affect it. But although up a bit, your A1C is still in good range. My last one was 5.5 down from 6.1 and down from my original 9. But I bet my next one due in May will be up. For some reason, starting about a week ago, my post dinner BSs have been way up even though I haven't changed anything. A bit worrisome, especially since my endocrine expects me to go off my last Metformin at that visit.I guess we will both need to work on lowering our A1Cs.

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Do Your Heart a Favor: Oil Pull.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Okay MA, if you think dry brushing away your dead skin is weird, I can't wait to hear what you say about oil pulling. LOL.

I found references to it on You Tube ( bit.ly/YToilpullingquery ) years ago of course, and now even Ann Louise Gittleman advocates it in her book Fat Flush for Life (which I haven't read yet).

I brought it up with my dentist who has come to expect interesting questions from me. She knew nothing of it, which didn't surprise me. She did look it up on YT right then and there. When I first started seeing her in 2006 I remember discussing amalgam removal and she had mainstream answers. Now she acts like it's common practice. My point is that it takes time to change minds. They are careful about bacteria and the heart. In fact, she wouldn't let me get my teeth cleaned for at least 6 months after my heart attack in 2010. I waited a year, and they weren't bad at all. I wasn't oil pulling, but I should have been!

I know how busy people are to add in ONE more thing. I do this, but probably not enough. If my gums bleed I immediately think it's because I need more vitamin C. I'll "pull" more often to see the impact of removing bacteria and toxins which have implications for the heart. Dr. Stephen Sinatra, integrative cardiologist, has a nice write up about the bacterial threat of gum disease and the heart in his Reverse Heart Disease Now book (which I have read): bit.ly/Sinatragumdisease .

I just want you to know MA, that I have boundaries. I will never post a blog entry about drinking my own urine (I've seen that on YT, too), so that's a positive. hahahahaha.
emoticon(That's water. In our house it's known as "base beverage.") ;0)

Info and directions for oil pulling from a professional: Gittleman's book via google books: p86-89: bit.ly/ALGoilpulling and a link to amazon for the $6 paperback book: amzn.to/wo0Bfe . She has an interesting chart for what each tooth correlates to in the body (which is in the google books link btw). I've reason to believe this book is as helpful as her others have been for me, and I've about read all of them.

Note to ya'll: my preference would be for non-hydrogenated coconut oil, meaning not the cheap coconut oil I've seen at WalMart because it's adulterated. If you were to use a seed oil, I'd think it'd be better to use a cold-processed oil, not a transfatty heated oil - sunflower oil - like you'd find on the supermarket shelves. I realize you're not swallowing it, but still it's too close for comfort.

When I went to a Vegas Whole Foods once and one of the sales guys was telling me how toxic our bacteria were. He'd oil pull and spit it out the window, and the plants outside died. I said, 'They probably died because of the oil clogged their pores or the soil, too." He was quiet. It makes you realize you really have to have lots of experience with your health, and to not believe everyone who works at a health food store. Heck, you can't believe your doctors half the time. LOL.

It doesn't mean I don't still think oil pulling's worth trying, though!
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CATIATM 3/1/2012 1:49PM

    Wow. I just never know what I'm going to learn when I visit your page! emoticon

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ASHAIXIM 2/29/2012 5:03PM

    I wonder what the guy at the healthfood store would say if you told him to salt pull and spit it on the plants!! LMAO!!

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GOANNA2 2/24/2012 5:14PM

    Virgin coconut oil might be worth trying.
I loved Morticia's response.
Your blog always makes me smile Dot. emoticon emoticon

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PROVERBS31JULIA 2/24/2012 1:56PM

    I'm 15 minutes into oil pull right now!!

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PROVERBS31JULIA 2/24/2012 1:26PM

    fascinating on the oil pulling. I have some of the stuff already, no sunflower seed oil but the sesame and coconut I have and can try! Thanks!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/24/2012 1:18PM

    Oil pulling??? LOL. What next?? emoticon

I don't have a problem with the process though I would of course expect proof of it's effectiveness but the "experts" on this activity expect you to do this oil sucking/slinging for 15 to 20 minutes.??????? emoticon

Good grief. I'm chiefly a retired trauma/coronary/ICCU nurse and we don't do anything for 15 to 20 minutes other than CPR!! LOL. emoticon

Thank God my gums don't bleed unless I''m stabbed. I have never had any gum disease. Anjolina Jolie would be envious of my gums and she's got a powerful set of gums. emoticon

I don't want any false promises from you either about you not drinking your own urine. If a study came out that it peeled off the pounds it would be your mocktail of choice, on the rocks, of course. emoticon

I wade through scads of boring blogs every day but yours is never that. LOL. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 2/24/2012 10:56AM

    OMG, this is amazing and makes complete sense. Coconut oil has been used forever as a treatment for bacterial and fungal infections, applied directly to wounds. Excellent! Have a new behavior to make a habit in the a.m.!

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MEXENIA 2/24/2012 8:26AM

    Ive heard of puling, but your links provided more "why" information than I had previously.
Thanks

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LINDABENEDICT 2/23/2012 10:04PM

    You just continue to amaze me !!!

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-LINDA_S 2/23/2012 7:36PM

    I found oil pulling difficult to do. I might attempt it again if I can figure out what kind of oil would work for me. Wish I could afford to remove those amalgam fillings and that I'd never had a root canal. Been thinking about seeing if the dentist will remove the tooth. That stuff probably breeding inside the tooth scares me, especially since I just read Mercola's article again. The experiments Weston A. Price did are really amazing.

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HEALTHY4ME 2/23/2012 7:24PM

    Well looked at your link and I am lucky enough to have an infared sauna in my house. hubby got it for me a few xmases ago. I read a blog from TAZMOMSGOL on the 19th about pulling. First I had heard of it, but sounds viable. Interesting stuff.
I am still trying to figure out what all to eat on this primal paleo thing. I can't imagine what you eat if you can't eat eggs.
I am not losing very fast, and then was a bit lax ( not grains but just not as many veggies etc and a bit of dairy) and gained 2 lbs. argh hoping they are gone by sat. anywayyyyyyyyyyy still trying and feeling okay.

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Do Your Lymph a Favor: Skin Brush

Tuesday, February 21, 2012



DH was here over the long weekend and we got a lot done moving some furniture and pictures around. Every time I ask him to help me clean the garage he gets schlumpy. LOL. So, again, for the second YEAR, no help with the garage. We actually don't work well together. I can be bossy. But HE's a leader, and doesn't take orders well. Now I know where my Dd gets it .. hmm. I want to keep everything because we might need it (for instance I just donated the big dog collar I picked up at a yard sale for a buck cause they're about $30 - you know the type of collar, the one that prevents them licking? Well, today the vet told me he may soon be taking off the growths from Musti's leg - and I need it!). DH wants to throw everything away. We often compromise and give to charity.

Back to DH: we tried to put up a wallpaper border in a bedroom once in the 80s and that was almost a crime scene if looks could kill. ROFL. Anyway, he's been perusing open houses up in Northland Country trying to get me excited to move. I'm very interested in a sauna if we can get it. I'd like to detox. Until and if that works out, I try to skin brush or dry brush my skin.

Pictured above are the brushes I've collected trying to find what works best. The answer is: find the brush with natural bristles if you can find it. Brush toward your heart.

1. Don't use this brush! It's what I use to clean the shower. LOL. The plastic bristles will tear up your skin. Ouch!

2. This brush is okay as it has natural bristles, but I like one with a removable head. The handle is awkward everywhere but when you use it on your back.

3. This one smells if you get it wet, so try to keep it dry. :P The bristles are more stiff than the others, so you might try this after your skin is used to the technique/process.

4. Nice size for everything but your back. Unless you have help of course. ;0)

5. Looks like a nail brush, but it's really a skin brush. Works on your face/neck and is handy for travel. Works fine.

6. The most popular brush I think. The handle is removeable for ease of use on legs and arms vs with the handle for your back.

7. This plastic body was okay because the handle was removeable; but I dropped it, and it broke so the handle was useless. The handbrush is still fine.

8. Great brush specific for skin brushing (note the bristles are a bit longer so it's softer). Made in Germany. I lucked into it at a surplus store. I love when that happens.

Most of these were found at Ross and TJMaxx for under $10 for sure.

I favorited this YT skin brushing tutorial in 2007 for this blog. Me procrastinate? LOL. There might be better ones since this, but I think she's overall good. You can also brush quickly in multiple strokes. This is supposed to be good for your lymph. "Like" your lymphs - they're our friends. :) Rebounding is also great. :) Shake it up - za za za. (Family joke, sorry.)

bit.ly/zxqH7t

Lymph YT info: bit.ly/lymphcleanse Their title mentions skin brushing but there's no info specific on it. They're selling something which you don't need to buy, but the info is good.
Part 2: bit.ly/lymphcleanse2

Lymph massage: bit.ly/lymphdrainmassage
Lymph article: bit.ly/dclymphnewsletter
He's rather brilliant, and I wish every doctor would explain things so well.

AND, can I tell you that my lymphs were overused as a child/teen? My body was speaking to me but the doctors told inexperienced, uneducated mom I needed my tonsils out for recurrent sore throats. If only they understood I was reacting to food allergens dairy and gluten. *sigh* And what's worse? I did the same to my own kid. I want to rewind my life often.


This makes me feel WONDERFUL and alive. It reminds me how dead I was feeling before my diet change. It was my numb and dumb time of life. :P It didn't help that I had to be pushed into the shower cause I never wanted to. LOL. Ah, those were the days. ha.

Wake up tomorrow, try it, and tell me what you think. (Careful: if you try at night, it might keep you awake - really.) Please don't be tempted to use your hairbrush. You wouldn't want to brush your bumb and then your hair would you? You'd be transferring all those dead skin cells to your head and then we'll be calling the doctor about some odd ...
emoticonha ha, joke's on you, you thought i had cradle cap but it's butt skin!

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ENDUROVET 2/24/2012 10:41PM

    Hmmm, brushes #3 & #8 look like horse brushes, so I can relate... My ponies certainly enjoy a good currying-out!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/22/2012 2:44PM

    Jeez. What good is a husband that you can't boss around. LOL. He's lucky I'm not there. He would have his rear out in that garage so fast he wouldn't know what hit him. LOL. This is part of the deal he agreed to when he got married. It's why married men live longer - we won't allow them to squeeze out of their obligations or die. They are just trying to die as an excuse to get out of cleaning out the garage. I won't let mine get away with it. He will clean the garage if I say so whether he is dead or alive. I will use him as a mop if I have to.

I want to keep everything too and so does my hubby. Hoarders!! LOL. I don't mind getting rid of actual garbage but if I might need something then it makes me grumpy to part with it. I would have freaked out on the dog licking collar being gone. Exactly what we hoarders fear!! SEEEEEEE!! We were right!!!!! OMG! $30 poofed out the door. Pass the Xanax!!

You have been into the cooking sherry again, haven't you?? You know I love but you are so freaking weird. Skin brushing???? I hope those brushes are new as some of them look like toilet bowl brushes. Ewww. emoticon

Others of them look perverted to me............ like #3. I think I will pass. My lymphs are fine and I'm a WASP with delicate skin. A true blue blood. I don't need anything brushed other than my hair and at my age I have to do that delicately. My skin cells fall off naturally - they hate me. Besides, these brushes look like they could draw blood. I don't want anything to cause me to lose a quart of blood.

You are so kinky. I would love to see what is in your garage!! Is everything out there labeled and numbered? Just wondering. LOL.

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CATIATM 2/22/2012 2:31PM

    Skin brush ... for lymph nodes? emoticon I'm a little lost. emoticon

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LOTUSBURGER 2/22/2012 8:30AM

    Love it! Great photo of the different brushes!

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GOANNA2 2/21/2012 11:01PM

    As always, had a good laugh.
Thanks Dot. I really need a good brush. emoticon

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LINDABENEDICT 2/21/2012 10:12PM

    well....I must say I have never contemplated this particular subject before...quite enlightening !

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Positive Antibodies to Egg White Protein

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Figures, huh? LOL? I'm sick of this crap! Can I just say that? Thanks, I feel better.
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Plan: I will forego eggs for six months, maybe a year, then reintroduce them to see how I react. I just need to give my body a break. I had positive IgG response to egg yolks on both my ALCAT tests a while back. The gods they are a talkin' and I'm a'listenin. I just need tests to push me into it cause I knew in my heart it'd be positive, but I was still hoping otherwise. Quick read about allergens: bit.ly/AuJCCf .

I'm thinking about what I CAN have, right? (I've gotten good at that!)
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REALLY though, emoticon www.enterolab.com for doing the dirty work!

DH comes home tomorrow for a long weekend. I will bake him up a belated almond birthday cake something ... without eggs. Wish me luck on that, as it'll be my first attempt.
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CINDYTW 2/17/2012 8:30PM

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LINDABENEDICT 2/15/2012 8:41PM

    yipes

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FRAN0426 2/15/2012 6:24PM

    Best of luck to you withouty eating eggs? What about those liquid egg whits, could you eat those? Have a great weekend with your hubby being home.

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-LINDA_S 2/15/2012 4:59PM

    I practically live on eggs. Is that a really reliable test? I've heard a lot of bad things about the accuracy of allergy tests, and I'd like to get one done that my insurance covers but that is maybe a little alternative. Good luck with eating egg-free and with the cake. I know that some people use ground flax as a substitute, but I don't imagine it adds much rise. But then there's baking powder (or soda if there are acidic ingredients). You might be able to find a good vegan recipe.

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GROKGRANNY 2/15/2012 4:02PM

    So many people don't realize that the body likes variety when it comes to food, even on a Paleo diet. Eggs are great if you can tolerate them, but in reality many people react to them...they just don't get the testing done! None of us should eat the same foods day in and day out or have frequent large servings of a single food. If you do? You are setting yourself up for a reaction.

I am proud of you, girl. You took the difficult path to find out. Eliminating those eggs will help you feel better. You may, or may not, be able to re-introduce them. I found I remained sensitive to vanilla, bananas, broccoli. Even digestive enzymes didn't help much. Lord only knows what this new test will show!! I was able to reintroduce tomatoes (but only once or twice a week). BUT, I had eliminated them entirely for 18 months. Not a bite of anything that contained tomato!

I can hear your frustration and I've been around this food sensitivity mountain many, many times.

You're in my thoughts and prayers and you know I'm here if you need to talk!! emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/15/2012 3:35PM

    That would suck for me as well. Is there going to be anything left you can eat? I feel for you. This is too much.

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