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Trick or Treat

Monday, November 01, 2010

Yes, I did go trick or treating for Halloween.

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WRWW13 11/4/2010 5:14PM

    LOL - I did 2!!!

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Monday, November 01, 2010

I am NOT going to donate blood and plasma anymore. I started when I hit a bad money patch a year ago, and now I am working more hours. However, it had become a habit by that point so I kept up with it. The money is NOT worth it! Hydration is key to fitness, and a great deal of fluid comes out of your body when you donate blood. It is strange and not natural for your body to have to replace water so fast to your blood. No matter what you drink, you stay thirsty for days. I think this dehydration is blocking my fitness goals. Also, I have headaches and bad reactions, I am just not the sort of person who donates well. I wish they would warn you better about side effects when you try these things. Have other people had this problem? No pages really tell you anything online.



Wednesday, October 27, 2010

So I donate blood as plasma one time per week. Unfortunately, something I did not know is that you can only do this for about one year, before the veins on your arm start to collapse and hide deeper in your arm. I crap you not! I had heard this happens to junkies, which is why they end up shooting up in their legs or toes. I am not a druggie, and do not do smack. However, it can happen in hospital blood donation settings too, which I did not know. I wish someone had warned me of this when I started. Yesterday, I went to donate, and nothing would come out of my arms! They stuck me three times, and nothing would hit the tube! If this happens three times in a row, you have to be off the donate list for a year, before you can re apply. Sucks, I have gotten used to an extra $100 per month. The body has many amazing healing powers, it does not know good blood loss from bad, and stops it.

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EUPHRATES 10/27/2010 12:05PM

    Plasma Centers aren't really known as bastions of information, unfortunately. *sigh*

That was actually what changed my mind about low carb - I'd donated pretty regularly during a really tough financial time, but decided to go back to doing Atkins...and there was so much fat in my blood it kept jamming the machine, and they couldn't do a full return - and when THAT happens it's like giving actual blood - you can't donate for a couple of months. But the whole idea that just eating a sausage for breakfast had made such a difference...it totally grossed me out to think of all that fat coursing through my veins. *shudders*

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Visionary Minds

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I am watching Star Trek today, and doing online trivia. "7. Interestingly, a human first walked on the moon in the same year that the last episode of the original Star Trek series was aired on US television. What year was it?

Your answer: 1968

The correct answer was 1969

There are several reasons for the cancellation of the show, but I rather like this quote from George Takei, who played helm officer Hikaru Sulu ... "I will always be mindful of the fact that we celebrate the genius of the optimistic mind. We celebrate the science fiction world transformed into our very real society today by those visionary minds."

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NYMERI 10/26/2010 2:50PM

    Yay Star Trek

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Tail Bone

Saturday, October 23, 2010

I am taking nursing classes (read 10 pages a day) and you must know a great deal of biology for this study. "The human coccyx can be compared to what in other animals?

"Your answer: tail

"Commonly known as the tail bone, the coccyx is an important site for ligaments to attach. Coccyx means cuckoo in Greek, based on the curved shape of both the bone and the cuckoo's beak. A dewclaw is the extra claw on dogs and cats that sits about the "wrist" area."

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HINOTO 10/23/2010 3:23PM

    I broke my tailbone once. It hurt sooooooooo bad. I don't reccomend it. LOL

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