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The dentist Khaiser Ahmed

Monday, May 25, 2009

I went to the dentist Khaiser Ahmed yesterday, what a nightmare. First the equipment didnít work, and no A/C, then the sedative didnít work as it should even he give me one more injection. I donít understand why he had to continue to pick on that spot that hurt when he already knew it was hurting. As I lay in the chair I could see that the ceiling and the glass cabinet doors were dirty, yikes. The sisters had a cold and coughed in her cloves and then hold the equipment that was going into my mouth. Of cause, because of all that I got a panic attack so I hope I can put my self together to see a dentist again next time I need it. The whole thing took about 2 hrs for one filling. I am for sure not going to use that dentist any more. Oh yes and he charged 25 % more than I was told it would cost.

What a nightmare!

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ANIDUCK 8/3/2009 4:49PM

    Holy Smokes!! That was a nightmare!! Reminds me of a comedy movie or something but it actually happened to you and that's not funny.

I had something like that happen to me at a gynacologist's. I won't go into all the intimate details but I will tell you there was blood in a lot of places where it shouldn't have been and the foolish young, male OB/GYN, because of his frustration, actually cursed out loud and then he tripped over a lamp cord,knocking over the thing and cursed again. What is a woman suppose to do when her bottom half is naked, her feet up on stirrups?
Funny now, but NOT at the time!

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ELICIALEE 6/24/2009 2:30PM

    That would be about right..!!!!! emoticon

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Saving tip if you use a Swiffer

Friday, May 22, 2009

It started with me buying a new t-shirt (about 2 dollars). I soon found out that it smelled like old sweat after a few hrs and it was catching the cat hair like a magnet. Ok then I can use it for dusting so I cut it up in small pieces, same size as those for my Swiffer (dust/hair remover for the floor) and I tried it with my Swiffer and it is even better than the original clothes (single use) you can buy for the Swiffer. Now I use those clothes from the T-shirt and they are easy to clean with a little hand soap and water. That means that I can save around 80 dollars per year by reusing those clothes from the T-shirt as I clean every day with them. What an easy way to save some money.


It has to be fabric that is getting static electric very easy or it will not work for the hair and fine dust. Normal cotton will just carry most of the hair and fine dust around.

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TURTLE24 5/22/2009 1:30PM

    Neat tip! Thanks. Lolly

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CHASINRAINBOWS 5/22/2009 12:08PM

    Thanks for the tip. I use one wet mop swiffer pad when I clean my floors, I fill a bucket with vinegar and water (I have hardwood floors) and rinse and reuse the pad to clean all the floors, but never thought about using a cotton t-shirt to dust the floors, which I do daily also. Great tip! Thanks!

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FIL update

Thursday, January 22, 2009

My FIL are glad the bombings ended, but no food, gas or petrol are allowed to come in to Gaza.
Israel do not want to end the occupation they also control the sea, so the fisher men can only go 50 meters out from the shore.
We all hope that president Obama will force Israel to end the blockade, but no one in Gaza believes hes has the guts to do it even he does have the power.
We all agree that Obama is very smart and that he is good at convincing people. So there are a tiny chance that he will change life to the better for the Gazans.
I was crying when I saw all the small kids at the hospital, wounded and barely alive. A 4 year old girl told that an Israeli soldier shot her while she stood just outside her home. She left her home after a bombing that killed her siblings. Her mother said that she didn't understand why they hit her home, no one in that family was fighting.
I don't know what other people call that, I do not call it war; I call it murder!

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MARYAM1234 3/26/2009 11:36AM


It is better in Gaza now, there has "only" been a few attacks from Israel after the war. I guess they have been to busy with the election. Our hope is that Obama will force them to accept a 2-state solution.
I live in the United Arab Emirates, it boarder to Saudi. Enter this

25.336754 n 55.394676 e

in goggle map and you will get the exact location.

Good luck with your weight loss, you can do it!


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EDNJAN 3/26/2009 10:35AM

  MARYAM-I was just reading some of your blogs, it is so hard for me to imagine what your FIL are going through I haven't heard much lately on the news about Gaza, are things better there?
I am on holidays this week and as the weather is still not great i am spending more time on the computer. As well we have started a "biggest looser" club at work, although I do not have alot of weight to loose I am trying again to be more aware of what I eat therefore I am visiting sparkpeople again. This is a great sight with lots of info. I have learned to blog as well. As I type this I am realizing that I am probably writing more info in an area where it was meant for a comment on what you blogged, sorry about that. I am going to have to check out where you live, my geography knowledge isn't the greatest. Have a great day. emoticon

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SNAZZYONE 3/3/2009 4:12PM

    Maryam, I don't know if this will help, but I read this in a book regarding faith and woul like to share it with you: Faith draws the poison from every grief, takes the sting from every loss, and quenches the fire of every pain; and only faith can do it.
By; Josiah Gilbert Holland Your family will be in my prayers

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MARYAM1234 2/26/2009 8:06AM


yes you are right it is not always easy to understand. I know that if a neighboring country did occupy my country I would also fight like the people in Gaza. The problems started in Gaza when Israel took more land than they were given to live on after the ww. I personally have no idea why they were given land that belonged to other countries and surrounded by Muslim countries. Can you imagine what would happen if all the religions in the world would claim a country of their own?

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LYNNWYNN 2/26/2009 7:57AM

    Maryam, living in relative peace in the US, all this seems so distant and foreign (no pun intended). I think it's very difficult for Americans to understand the conflict between groups of people based on centuries of strife when our country is only a little over 200 years old. U.S. politicians seem to have the idea that if they can "bring democracy" to a country, all the problems will be over. They never take into account the deep feelings (religious or otherwise) that have been present in societies for millenia.

I too hope that President Obama can help make progress in the Mideast. It's all so complicated, isn't it?

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family in law

Saturday, January 17, 2009

I am thinking a lot about my family in law in Gaza. I just saw on Al Jazeera TV that the US government is using tax payerís money to give weapon worth more than 100 million US dollars to Israel.
I canít help thinking about how much health care that money could provide in the US for the people who really need it instead of using the tax money for weapon to kill kids aboard.
Losing weight is not a big concern for me right now as my mind is occupied by the suffering in Palestine. My FIL are lacking water and electricity they don't have much food and are scared all the time.

Thank you all for your comments,


there are no safe place in Gaza anymore. It is like an open air jail only difference from a jail is the bombs and the shooting at everyone that moves outside. Israel will only allow 60-100 truck in 3 hrs per day with aid. That is not enough time to get it to the people who need it. It is also not enough for all. People came to my FIL's farm today and asked for food and cloths, they ask please give us anything you have to give. We can hear the bombs in the background when we talk on the phone. Israel said today that they might stop the bombing, but they will keep controlling Gaza (decide what and who can go in or out of Gaza). I don't know why they have to have complete control another country.

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MININDER 2/12/2009 10:58AM

  My heart goes out to you and your family. I too am praying ( and calling my congresswoman)that the new president do something direct and forceful about this. The Israeli blockade is immoral. The building of settlements is illegal. The shelling by Hamas in turn must also stop. Do you see this ending in our lifetime? be well my friend

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GILLY7949 1/17/2009 12:42PM

    Maryam it is all so unbeleivebly pointless, and so heartbreaking, that money should go towards the health care, when i see on the news i just want to cry, those poor people, and children, i heard that the School got bombed today my heart gave a huge leap, as you said that your family was in the School, i dont know if it was the same School that they were in, but i was so releived i remembered that your Family had managed to get away from there , you say that they are running out of food water ect, is there anywhere else they could escape to, i can understand how they are scared there, it a terrifying time for them, i cant even contemplate living in those conditions, makes me thankfull for where i live, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

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TURTLE24 1/17/2009 11:44AM

    Your family is in my prayers. Lolly

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DIANNARUCKER 1/17/2009 11:43AM

    Maryam- I am so sorry. Prayers for you

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PEGFROMDENVER 1/17/2009 11:18AM


I am sending you strength and prayers


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Jan 8 2009

Thursday, January 08, 2009

I have finished my meds for the shoulder and hope I can get back to exercise like before soon.


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