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Interesting Seminar yesterday

Friday, July 11, 2014

So I went to the seminar given by two doctors here in Mexico. It was very interesting and I will do more research. Basically they base their therapy on a Nobel Peace winner named Niels Jerne who was a Danish immunologist who is known for three significant ideas. Firstly, instead of the body producing antibodies in response to an antigen, Jerne postulated that the immune system already has the specific antibodies it needs to fight antigens (basically if you have a good immune system it kills the bad guys). Secondly, it was known that the immune system learns to be tolerant to the individual's own self. Jerne postulated that this learning takes place in the thymus. Thirdly, it was known that T cells and B cells communicate with each other. Jerne's network theory proposed that the active sites of antibodies are attracted to the specific antigens (bad guys) and to the antibodies that bind to the same site. The antibodies are in balance, until and antigen disturbs the balance, stimulating and immune reaction.

I know, technical. These doctors are saying that they will take 5cc of your own blood and then they add specific solutions to it depending on your autoimmune disorder and make a specific vaccination designed for your needs. This vaccine is suppose to retrain/rebuild your immune system so it does not attack your body which is what autoimmune disorders do. They have a web site but it is all in Spanish but if anyone is interested here it is

www.terapia-inmunocelular.com

You are trained to give yourself a daily shot of this designed vaccination for a year to retrain your immune system.

I am of course checking with all my doctors to see if they have heard of this and what they think. Sounds a bit too much like magic. But we all know that when we have an autoimmune we are looking for that "magic bullet".

Anyway will investigate a lot more!

Hope you all have a terrific day.
Sallie

  
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GOANNA2 7/11/2014 8:02PM

    Sounds interesting and definitely different. Whatever
you do, it is wise to check with your own doctors.
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SLENDERELLA61 7/11/2014 7:50PM

    Hope that you find just what you need, Sallie. I admire your willingness to consider many options.

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MJREIMERS 7/11/2014 6:56PM

    I agree, this takes some more digging! It would be awesome if it did work, but I am always a little skeptical of any "miracle cure." I'm glad you are investigating!

Hugs,
Mako

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GLORIAMAJDI 7/11/2014 6:52PM

    Wow, that is so very interesting. I wonder how much research and testing they have done and what evidence they have that it will work? It does kind of make sense...but I always am skeptical about new stuff like that....

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SPARKLINGME176 7/11/2014 5:41PM

    Study helps us all, right? You never know! Happy health! emoticon

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A_RARE_BEAN 7/11/2014 4:04PM

    interesting, a personalised vaccine to retrain the immune system. Wish I could read spanish as I'd like to understand it better and love science.

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GUNNSGIRL91303 7/11/2014 3:48PM

    Very interesting and sounds similar to cell therapy. I will be interested to hear what your docs have to say about it!

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LIS193 7/11/2014 12:58PM

    Definitely run this by your doctors and get their input!
It almost sounds too good to be true... but then there are new treatments discovered every day.
Having a daughter who has RA (since she was 14) I know we like to believe there is a miracle out there.


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MAGGIEVAN 7/11/2014 12:54PM

    I checked out the name of Niels Jerne on the Internet. It is there. One has to ask if the treatment is what it said it is and to find answers you will have to read medical journals and research papers etc. I am pretty sure you will do your home work.

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JUDYAMK 7/11/2014 12:36PM

    Yes, I would check this inside and out before you go injecting your self with an unknown substance. I would personally get every single substance they are going to inject in your blood, and send those list of ingredients to our own FDA to the states & get their opinion of what they are and if they are safe. I do not care what Noble Peace winner says, because so many medical research is fraud according to a report on NBC it is on the rise, Just be very careful, make sure you see the facts on how many patients were doing the injections, for how long, their results, & any side effects. Plus the sterile environment in which the vaccine was made. Always error on the side of caution!!
Judy

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COMPCHIC52 7/11/2014 12:31PM

    I know what all you go though I have a family with Auto immune disorder . I don`t feel it but I see it. He does pretty well but he makes sure he keeps his weight in check. eats well and strength trains along with cardio doctor said the strength training is what has kept him doing so well. because the disorder will break down your muscles and bone. strength training helps it not to do that. He also is on a lot of meds daily. now days AIDS that is what he has it like a cancer you go into remission or you don`t. he has lived with it 23yrs . He got Aids from a hospital was the first worker from a hospital to receive Aids. I don`t really understand the Jerne looked it up read some, I just know an auto immune that's what it is attacking your good cells. You are gonna get though it cause you will make sure you attack back.

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123ELAINE456 7/11/2014 12:11PM

  Do the Research and tell your Doctors and Medical Teams all about it, Have them check it out too. But I do hope to works out for You and Helps You in the end.. God Blessings Always. Have a Terrific Day. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Coming Your Way. Take Care.

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JENNEINAZ 7/11/2014 11:45AM

  I hope this new idea works out well for you.

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/11/2014 11:43AM

    Wow! That's over my head Sallie! I hope you keep me informed of all of your research you're going to be doing on the Internet! I'm really interested! That will be awesome if they can rebuild your immune system so it does not attack your body!
I hope you have a wonderful Friday! Hugs to you Sallie!
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1CRAZYDOG 7/11/2014 11:36AM

    For sure, it's a good plan to run it past your Drs. I would wonder how large a study has been done to test this hypothesis, for how long, long term results??? side effects???

But information worth considering for sure!

Have a great weekend, my dear.

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NASFKAB 7/11/2014 11:06AM

  hope it works out for you

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WHITEANGEL4 7/11/2014 11:02AM

    feel So glad you went and will be researching. As I was reading your post I remember that I have been waking up my thymus every morning when I get up. One of the alternative medical professionals we saw years ago showed us how to tap lightly with your fingers for about 45 seconds as your thymus becomes more sluggish as you age. We have been doing this for over 15 years as it has become second nature. Do not know if it works but it's worth the time if it does.

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SANDRA_E 7/11/2014 10:58AM

    So, I randomly came across this blog, but am glad that I did. That's interesting. I'm brushing off my old Spanish skills to learn more from the website. I'm guessing that this is in the experimental stage .eg. not approved on a mass scale yet? Thanks for posting. :)

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Interesting

Thursday, July 10, 2014

So I received an email announcing that there will be a talk/seminar here in Ajijic, Mexico on Autoimmune disease and a doctor who is now trained in a new treatment. I will go and check it out but very leery of anyone who might say they can "cure" a chronic autoimmune. But nothing ventured, nothing gained. At least I might learn something. Dreaming...it would be nice not to have to take the 3 meds that suppress my immune system so it doesn't attack my body. The crazy part about this autoimmune is that when I feel good I am good and leading a normal life. But when I get a "flare" for those that follow me you know it takes me totally down for the count and I simply can not do anything. So even if there is a way to fix your immune system it would be hard to tell if it works until you might get a flare.

I am good though for not falling for "gimmicks". But will check it out.

Hoping you all are having a good week.
Happy Thursday.
Sallie

  
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GUNNSGIRL91303 7/11/2014 3:45PM

    Smart to be careful but worth checking into. I too would be very leery of someone who claims they can cure auto immune disease.

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DJ4HEALTH 7/10/2014 10:18PM

    Agree and then do lots of research on what they said.

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JANIEWWJD 7/10/2014 8:05PM

    It's good that you take things like that with a grain of salt. Be very careful!!!! God is the only one who could really cure you. That is the way I feel about my Meniere's Disease. Go to the seminar and see what they have to say. It might prove to be interesting. Good luck and God bless you!!!
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GLORIAMAJDI 7/10/2014 7:31PM

    I tend to be leery too but you have nothing to lose by going to listen. You will know whether or not it is legit and either way, you might learn something!

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WHITEANGEL4 7/10/2014 5:29PM

    Maybe not a cure but you may be able to pick up some information that will help you. You can take note then do your research and discuss it with your doctor

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MSLZZY 7/10/2014 5:03PM

    Get the facts and go from there. You may learn something that is beneficial without being taken by false information.

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123ELAINE456 7/10/2014 4:10PM

  Go to Listen and Learn. Check out the Information on line and share everything thing with your own Doctors and Team. Have them check it out too For Themselves. Then Follow their Advice. Hope that something can help You. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Comi
ng Your Way. Take Care. Pleas Let Us know how things went. Thank You.

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PEGGYO 7/10/2014 3:55PM

    Great week. We got home at noon from being up in NY since the end of May.

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MAGGIEVAN 7/10/2014 2:20PM

    Listen and learn, even if it is "about what NOT to do". And I am sure you know all about the latter. Still you have nothing to loose. At worst tell yourself it is entertainment.

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/10/2014 12:44PM

    Awww.... That would be awesome Sallie if this Dr. Can come up with a cure for autoimmune disease! What's his doctor's name? I would love to look him up on the Internet! When is his seminar? I would really be interested in going! This would be awesome if this doctors for real! Thanks for sharing this information! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs and love!
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_LINDA 7/10/2014 12:34PM

    It never hurts to check anything out. For some people whose disease was just getting started (when you should catch it and aggressively treat it), the new biologics were a miracle cure. One lady showed a photo of her badly swollen fingers and hands and how they looked after treatment. She was able to go back to full time work and live a normal, pain free life. They took the edge off my severest pain, but it was too little, too late, I had the disease for too long a time and the damages were already done.
Just check out his information online and with your own Doctors.
Enjoy the rest of your week!

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LIS193 7/10/2014 12:32PM

    It will be interesting to go and hear what they have to say. They may not have a "cure" but may be able to tell you about different coping mechanisms for when you have a flare up. It will also give you an opportunity to meet others with similar issues.


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1CRAZYDOG 7/10/2014 12:19PM

    You're right . . . if a "cure" is claimed, you run! BUT on the other hand even if ALL the information doesn't fit for you, maybe bits and pieces will. Good luck.

I totally "get" what you mean that it takes you down for the count.

HUGS

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NASFKAB 7/10/2014 11:16AM

  good luck maybe you could find something to help

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MJREIMERS 7/10/2014 11:13AM

    You never know what you may learn. However, I'm like you...a little leery. I think you should go and hear the doctor with an open mind. (I know you will.) Maybe there will be something that you can learn and/or use!

Good luck!

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MEADSBAY 7/10/2014 11:02AM

    Worth a listen in case there are some new studies or treatments but you are right to go with a healthy dose of skepticism.
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A_RARE_BEAN 7/10/2014 10:53AM

    yes if the information or cure requires dollars I'd be leery too. Interested to hear what you find out when you go, keep us updated!

I think going into remission is entirely possible, even if there is no cure, reducing the amount of flares and duration etc is a worthwhile pursuit! My sister has been on a trial for a new MS drug and she's having to stop as her rates of relapse has gone up exponentially and she's suffering liver damage! It's a tricky business trying new things, but a search for things that helps is worth finding out about for sure!



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Wow what an upset World Cup

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

DH and I were watching it and could not believe how Germany scored 7 goals and Brazil only 1. It was something else. Glad that we were able to see a bit of history being made. I felt really sorry for Brazil.

Question. Does anyone else out there track their goals on the goal tracker on Sparks and if so is the link working for you? This is where I track my daily steps from fitbit and when I click on the steps to add steps the page doesn't fully load. Just wondering. I sent an email to the tech staff to see if anyone else was having problems. It might just be the darn pop ups that prevent it from totally loading. We will see.

So today I go to the regular Wednesday Street market where they close off the street and vendors sell their wares. I like to go just for more steps. I will look for some more movies for FIL. He is still stuck in bed and is burning through movies to occupy him. We left him yesterday with a bag of potato chips and a mine series to watch.

Other than that will first walk the dogs their 4 miles.
I do hope you all have a great day.
Sallie

  
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MSLZZY 7/10/2014 5:03PM

    Shucks, I missed it.

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GAYEMC 7/10/2014 9:28AM

    Didn't get to watch the game and was blown away when I heard the news. I track my Fit Bit on the fitness tracker.

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IRP1114 7/10/2014 9:18AM

    It was a crazy game. Those two key players were missed out there.

Hope you can figure out what is wrong with your goal tracker!
Good luck finding movies for your fil. I am sure he appreciates it : )



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A_RARE_BEAN 7/10/2014 7:36AM

    I enjoyed the match as Germany is my 'team' even if it isn't my country. I've supported them every world cup, even when they're playing England lol, so glad they are in the final, but yes ugh it was wrenching watching the Brazil team so heartbroken and defeated at the end.

Enjoy the market!



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JANIEWWJD 7/10/2014 12:23AM

    I had trouble loading all of my workout last night. I hope it was just just a one time thing. Poor Brazil; I too, felt sorry for them! I pray that your FIL is up and around soon. Have a great Thursday!

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WHITEANGEL4 7/9/2014 11:01PM

    I am not a great sports fan so I just gloss it over. Hope you find some movies for FIL. Enjoy the market. Have a great day

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123ELAINE456 7/9/2014 4:27PM

  I don't follow Soccer. The Score is Amazing Though. I have had problems with Pop Ups, being taken out of SparkPeople by Ads and have to come back in. Very Upsetting to say the least. Also Popping anywhere they can to cause problems. Hope You have Fun at Wednesday Street Market. God Blessings Always. Have a Great Day Hope that You can find some more Movies for FIL to watch. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Take Care.

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GUNNSGIRL91303 7/9/2014 3:16PM

    Yay Deutschland! Sorry, but being married to a born and raised German makes me happy that Germany won! emoticon

Have fun at the market today! How fun! I wish we had more open markets here in Seattle. Going to Pike Place market is quite a trek and hassle for us and the farmers markets around here are only open on Saturdays which we both work all day. So enjoy it for me Sallie!

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_LINDA 7/9/2014 1:42PM

    That is amazing that upset! My German Uncle would be jumping for joy if he were still alive!
I have been having trouble with the Other Goals section for a week :( I have not been able to track my Team Goals, the windows pop up immediately and all the ads start playing, but the box to put your values in is missing :(( Very frustrating. I have used a different computer and browser to no avail! I don't have pop ups. I am getting so tired of features I like being deleted and ads placed on every little crevice Spark's has! Some even overlap the page you are trying to read!
Enjoy your walk and market!

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/9/2014 1:01PM

    Sallie, I'll track on my goals every day and I haven't had any kind of problems! I do not have a fitbit so I can't help you with that! I hope you have a wonderful time at the Wednesday street market! It sounds like so much fun! I wish I was going with you! I hope you have a great day! Hugs and love!
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1CRAZYDOG 7/9/2014 12:26PM

    Yup . . . it was a stunner!

Have a good day @ the market!

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LIS193 7/9/2014 11:58AM

    Sallie, I installed an adblocker to get rid of the pesky ads and pop-ups.

What a match! Gotta love the Brazilian loyalty to Neymar - he couldn't play so they didn't either...

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BUTEAFULL 7/9/2014 11:29AM

    I have problems intermittently and figured it was just my computer giving me trouble

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FIT4MEIN2013 7/9/2014 10:45AM

    A bag of chips sounds good to me! Enjoy the market!

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JENNEINAZ 7/9/2014 10:36AM

  I hope you have a great day too!

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NASFKAB 7/9/2014 10:23AM

  having the same problem like you about tracking the exercise I do so have lost my streak oh well what to do

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Fun Movie last night

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

My DH and I like movies but have been on role with ones that aren't very good. But last night we watched one that my husband recorded with Robert DiNiro and Michelle Pfeffer. It was called The Family and was about a Mafia family in witness protection. It was funny. I love funny movies that aren't "stupid". I also like mysteries and such. Any good movies that you have seen lately?

Off to the organic market today to get my salad fixings.

Hope you all have a great day.
Sallie

  
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_LINDA 7/9/2014 1:42AM

    Too busy :( Missed ones I wanted to see. I prefer seeing them on the big screen in theatres. I gave up my TV years ago so I could break my couch potato habit, it worked well especially when I gave up the easy chair too.
I can't wait until more fresh produce comes in, still not a lot yet, very late start to growing season thanks to our horrible weather :(

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MSFROGGIE 7/8/2014 8:15PM

    I took my granddaughter to see How to train a Dragon 2. It was great. The company was better emoticon

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GAYEMC 7/8/2014 7:02PM

    I haven't been out to watch a new movie in ages but I watch a fair number of old movies. I like TCM and AMC.

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SLENDERELLA61 7/8/2014 6:50PM

    We haven't been to the movies in quite a while, although hubby suggested we go see Jersey Boys in the next week or so and the new Planet of Apes movie coming out soon. I may enjoy the first; don't expect too much of the second, but I'll go with an open mind. Will let you know what I think. Take care, Sallie

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PEGGYO 7/8/2014 5:11PM

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MJREIMERS 7/8/2014 4:55PM

    It sounds like you had a nice quiet evening. I love those! A good movie and good company is such a joy! Happy eating!

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IRP1114 7/8/2014 4:44PM

    Glad you enjoyed the movie! I need to check that one out. Hadn't heard of it. (I don't keep up with movies very well lol) Oh! We did see a good one this weekend actually Instructions Not Included. We all enjoyed it.

Hope you are having a great week! Thank you for stopping by my recent blogs!!
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JANTHEBLONDE 7/8/2014 3:45PM

    My husband and I watch the "Million Dollar Arm" and "Chef" We Loved those two movies! Have fun at the organic market today! Hugs and love!
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MAGGIEVAN 7/8/2014 3:31PM

    I will make a mental note of that one. Thanks for sharing. Movie? No. But we did enjoy the DVD series of Glen Close "damages" although it has violence in it.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/8/2014 1:14PM

    Good luck @ the market!

HUGS

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LIS193 7/8/2014 1:07PM

    Thanks for the recommendation!
I can't remember the last time we watched a movie as we're into tv series (Netflix and Amazon) right now. We loved "House of Cards".
We lost our satellite tv coverage and are making do with internet tv.

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NEW-CAZ 7/8/2014 11:36AM

    not a film watcher generally Sallie, but I love spy thrillers/ murder mysteries............and the occasional ROM/COM

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JENNEINAZ 7/8/2014 11:35AM

  I like watching science fiction movies and some of them are funny. Most of the time, though, there are just explosions. I like explosions too!

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COMPCHIC52 7/8/2014 11:16AM

    We saw a movie on net flicks and it was so good called "brake" it was good. I also do not like slap stick comedy I just like movies that make me laugh, suspense, drama. I like movies where it is believable. brake is suspense. emoticon

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BUTEAFULL 7/8/2014 10:50AM

    the best thing I saw lately (watching lots of foreign films) was a Fresh version of Beauty and the Beast, is was MAGICAL it had subtitles but you know the story pretty much by heart and don't really need to read them, the cinematography was just MAGICAL and the acting was good, just drew you in to the story
otherwise, haven't seen much lately worth seeing...except the lates Train Your Dragon movie, that was good and the one with Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler was better than I would have predicted but still some raunchy cliche stuff

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123ELAINE456 7/8/2014 10:31AM

  I don't watch Movies. I'm what You would call A News Junkie. I have Fox News on 24/7. I hope that You can find some very Good Movies to Watch. Enjoy your Trip to the Organic Market today. Hope that You find some Very Good Fruits and Vegetables. God Blessings Always. Have an Enjoyable Day. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!Take Care.






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MSLZZY 7/8/2014 10:26AM

    I haven't watched a movie is so long. May have to try when the gardening takes less time.

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A_RARE_BEAN 7/8/2014 10:11AM

    ooo will have to check that one out, love robert de niro.

I like trashy movies and sci fi so umm not sure about the 'good' part of anything I've seen emoticon I confess I watched sharknado and thought it was hysterical, that's how low my standards are!

Edge of tomorrow was ok and I'm really looking forward to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, loved the first one. Oh and I really want to see the one with josh brolin and kate winslet, Labor Day, looks good!

Enjoy the organic market!



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WHITEANGEL4 7/8/2014 10:10AM

    So many of todays movies are not entertaining to me. We actually do not go to the movies for that reason. We do buy dvds at the market and pay about 3 each for them. This way if they are not good we do not have a lot tied up in them. We can also resell them. I really like lite and comical movies that divert my mind from the veryday things

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NASFKAB 7/8/2014 10:04AM

  great

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IDLETYME 7/8/2014 9:57AM

    Sounds like a fun evening. Wish I was going to the market with you - so much better than the grocery store! Enjoy!

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JANIEWWJD 7/8/2014 9:56AM

    It's always fun watching movies with our hubbies! I enjoy most movies, except the violent ones. I love family movies and my hubby likes war movies, but we compromise. I also love Spanish novelas! Enjoy yourself at the organic market. Wish I was going too! Take care and have a blessed and fantastic day!!!

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ISLAMOM 7/8/2014 9:50AM

    Have a great day, Sallie! Last night I just watched "Prisoner" with my son. It's a detective/suspense film, and it was very good. Enjoy your trip to the market!

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A tip from me.

Monday, July 07, 2014

So one habit that I thought I would share with all of you that I thought of as I did it this morning. As soon as I get out of bed I go directly to where I keep my work out clothes and put them on. Then I get my green tea and do sparks. I know some of you work but if you do your work out in the morning, it really helps to put your clothes on right away which gets you going. It is such a habit for me that I don't even think about it anymore. The other thing I do even before I drink my tea is to drink a large glass of water to replenish from the night before. I swear it gives me energy.
Just thought that I would share.

Went out to see FIL again yesterday and he was dozing off and on. They added a muscle relaxant as he was saying he had pain in his upper leg. The nurse told us that she called the doctor and he said it was normal for after the surgery considering that he is lying down and not moving. It does not make sense to me but at least the muscle relaxant made him comfortable. We didn't stay long as he kept wanting to sleep. I do hope they get his brace done soon and he can get up and at least try to walk and sit up. We are also waiting for the doctor to tell us what chair we need to buy for him to sit in that will give him the right support.

Hope you all have great Monday and a terrific week.
Sallie

  
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GOANNA2 7/11/2014 9:11AM

    Great tip. I find that if i get dressed for my walk
right away, I get out straight away. later I become
lazy. Great tip about the glass of water too.
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IRP1114 7/8/2014 5:12PM

    Really good morning habit/tip! So many underestimate the importance of getting hydrated in the morning. It is the one thing I find myself repeating and explaining to my boys all the time. Water first before anything else.

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JANIEWWJD 7/8/2014 9:49AM

    I too, work out in the morning; it really gets you going! The first thing I do is get dressed, and then I drink a bottle of water. It's amazing how much energy you get from just drinking water. I am happy that FIL is on the mend. I know it will take time. Have a great day Sallie, and know that God is always with you!

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MSLZZY 7/8/2014 9:33AM

    I usually Spark in the morning and work outside in the afternoon and late evening. Being in the office all day, I find that helps me get rid of any stress from the day and believe me, it is there. Hope FIL continues to improve. HUGS!

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_LINDA 7/8/2014 1:47AM

    I have always preferred morning exercise, but even before I begin, I must make sure I am well hydrated to have the energy to carry me through my intense workouts. Water is the basis and gift of life. I simply do not understand why so many people have problems drinking it. No beverage is more refreshing!
Sorry to hear of your FIL having this new pain. It is really tough being bedridden. Glad they could help ease his pain..
Have a Totally Terrific Tuesday!

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WHITEANGEL4 7/7/2014 11:03PM

    Great idea to get into the workout clothes and get it done early. Do hope your FIL gets his brace and is able to get up and get around soon

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GAYEMC 7/7/2014 7:33PM

    Great morning habits! I do get a good 15 min walk in before and after work (to and from car).

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LADYDL 7/7/2014 5:56PM

    I drink my water while my coffee is brewing. I always have my "workout" clothes on because I'm not working now, so I put them on...most importantly are my shoes. When I have my walking shoes on, it triggers that feeling...."Yes, I'm ready to walk"


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ALEXSGIRL1 7/7/2014 5:55PM

    thanks for the great tip I do, do tea in the morning and wear my workout clothes . I will add the water though I am glad father in law is doing okay if he keeps complaining about the leg make sure they check for blood clots with all that laying around hugs

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MAGGIEVAN 7/7/2014 3:43PM

    Hope your FIL will now make a speedy recovery.

Your tip is a good one. I also prefer morning exercise.

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JUDYAMK 7/7/2014 2:52PM

    I drink more water than I ever did, if I drink something with sugar makes me feel yuk!! Thanks for answering my questions. I had all my hours changed at work that is going to be a big help in walking and working out. Your father in law will be up in no time I feel as soon as he gets his brace, take care
Judy

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FIT4MEIN2013 7/7/2014 1:45PM

    I am now a morning person, for the first time in my LIFE! I am dressed before I leave my room (which I never do) and usually have 3-5 miles in before 8am.

Glad they could help FIL!

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ISLAMOM 7/7/2014 12:53PM

    Thanks for your tip. When I get up at 4:30 a.m. to take my daughter to the pier, I usually put on "normal" clothes, but now I'm going to get my workout gear ready the night before! I normally go for the coffee first, but lately I've noticed that my body simply craves the water. I also keep water at my bedside for during the night (and I usually drink ice water before going to bed). Prayers for your FIL's recuperation. Have a super day!

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GUNNSGIRL91303 7/7/2014 12:35PM

    Excellent tip, thanks for sharing!

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LIS193 7/7/2014 12:00PM

    Great tip! I keep my work out clothes in the bathroom and put them on right after I get up - no excuses!!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/7/2014 11:51AM

    Good tip. I have my work out togs laid out too. Starts the morning. I have my 8 oz. of water @ my bedside and it's downed before I'm out the door for my walk. Works for me too.

Sorry to hear about your FIL. I'd be a little concerned re: the additional me, too. But time will tell.

HUGS Prayers for you FIL.

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123ELAINE456 7/7/2014 11:40AM

  Excellent Tip. I Drink Water the First Thing When I Get Up. WTG!!! Sounds like FIL is Resting Comfortable. Have You thought about a Power Chair for later on when He can get around good? Maybe Medicare will pay for the Wheel Chair and then in a few months a Power Chair if the Doctor and Medical Team Thinks He needs one. They have to be ordered by the Doctor. Power Chairs cost a lot. God Blessings Always. Have a Wonderful Week. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Take Care.


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JANTHEBLONDE 7/7/2014 11:38AM

    Thanks for sharing your awesome habit! I normally drink water first thing in the morning but I think I'll try green tea! That makes a lot of sense drinking a large glass of green tea to replenish from the night before! I hope it gives me lots of energy too!
Your FIL is in my prayers! I hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs and love!
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MEADSBAY 7/7/2014 10:54AM

    I do the same thing in the morning!
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NASFKAB 7/7/2014 10:46AM

  great drinking water first thing

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JENNEINAZ 7/7/2014 10:25AM

  Water is a good thing!

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A_RARE_BEAN 7/7/2014 9:43AM

    emoticon on your tip, re hydrating best way to start the day

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