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Free Housecleaning for Women w/Cancer

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

I periodically post a reminder to women with cancer who need help with housecleaning during their treatments.

Cleaning for a Reason has volunteer cleaning companies throughout the U.S. and Canada. If they have one in your city, you just register on their website and they will help you.

My cousin did this and used to cry with joy as she was too tired to clean after her chemo sessions.

  
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SAMBIDEXTROUS 10/18/2012 12:02PM

    They are such an amazing group!
Thanks for the reminders!!

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NANCY- 10/18/2012 6:58AM

    Thanks for the info.

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DJ4HEALTH 10/17/2012 10:31PM

    It would be nice to also have it for men too. They get cancer and the wife may not be able to take care of the husband and the house.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 10/17/2012 9:57PM

    This is wonderful. :-)

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DEBBY4576 10/17/2012 9:42PM

    I've always thought that one of the things that would bother me if I was stricken with a terminal illness was my house. It shouldn't, but we are women and it does. What a wonderful gift to give. I will see if there is one in my city. Thank you for the post.

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WALLAHALLA 10/17/2012 8:51PM

    Never heard of them before...that's good to know.

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ALEXSGIRL1 10/17/2012 8:30PM

    that is a great service emoticon emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/17/2012 5:45PM

    I have never heard of this and I worked for a while doing chemo. It's wonderful! The people who do this are angels on earth.

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EVWINGS 10/17/2012 4:38PM

    I contacted them last year when I was in treatment and the nearest was in the next county and refused to come the 45 miles. It's a wonderful service when there are enough volunteer cleaning companies. Try to encourage any cleaning people about this and giving to the community in a positive way and suggest they sign on.

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-COURT- 10/17/2012 4:30PM

    I know my SIL is very fussy about strangers coing into her house. I was going to dust but she wouldn't let me. I'll meniton it to her though. Thanks. I don't know if we have it here in our area. I'll have to keep it on and for others in need.

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LIVINGFREE19 10/17/2012 4:23PM

    That is so nice!
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NATPLUMMER 10/17/2012 4:00PM

    I'm glad I don't need this information but it's nice to know. What a fabulous service.

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CLEAVAGE HEAT RASH...HELP!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I've tried a number of remedies for this heat-inducted rash at cleavage. Burned myself pretty badly the other night with "natural" remedy as I used undiluted oregano oil on it. Still itching like mad even though skin is healing from burn.

Anyone have a remedy for this. Very uncomfortable. Thanks.

  
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IONA72 10/17/2012 10:25AM

    Not too often do you see a "cleavage" blog! Sorry to hear about your discomfort. Diaper cream or Vaseline is what I would try or some allergy tablets, I'm guessing that is what benadryl is. Hope you find a solution.

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NELLJONES 10/17/2012 9:35AM

    I use cortisone on rashes, but I must say that a rash in what cleavage I have has never been an issue.

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MEETSADMAMA 10/16/2012 10:56PM

    I use diaper cream too, but then again - I always have some on hand

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2WHEELEDSHARON 10/16/2012 10:47PM

    I know it's made out of franken-goo, but I use Cortizone 10 on a heat rash under one of my arm pits. It works so well, I don't have to use it very often once it goes away.

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DEBBY4576 10/16/2012 10:40PM

    No idea. The diaper cream makes a lot of sense to me though.

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DJ4HEALTH 10/16/2012 8:44PM

    Be careful of tea tree oil and if you do use it mix it with coconut oil or even almond oil and if you use the other oil mix it with coconut oil too. You can find more about the oils on the Natural Health Using Herbs, Supplements & Vitamins team

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CATLADY52 10/16/2012 7:45PM

    Just any name-brand diaper creme. emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 10/16/2012 5:35PM

    I cured my by investing in expensive support bras that breathe. I was fitted and tried bras on for almost 2 hours, but the end result was worth it. Heat rashes are gone, and have not returned.

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JLITT62 10/16/2012 4:55PM

    I use a calendula ointment for chafing.

Good luck!

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LIVINGFREE19 10/16/2012 3:52PM

    I am a tea tree oil fan. It is great for disinfecting. I keep it in my house and use it all the time.
Good luck.

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LISAINMS 10/16/2012 2:39PM

    Is it heat rash or chafing? Rash will resolve with keeping it clean and dry. You may find some relief with a diaper cream or if you have an anti-chafe balm like Skin Sake or Chamois Butt'r.

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RYDERB 10/16/2012 2:35PM

    Anything for diaper rash will work, but in the future, you could buy some Puracyn. I put it on before I workout. It kills any bacteria that might cause the rash to develop. It fabulous on so many things. I can't live without it.
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JIBBIE49 10/16/2012 2:13PM

    Don't use oil as it holds in the heat. I use an ice pack wrapped in a wash cloth. Getting the heat out is what is important.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 10/16/2012 1:46PM

    I have no suggestions, but it will be interesting to see what other people suggest and if you find something that works. That would be good to know info.

BTW, I agree with NATPLUMMER about benedryl being good for all kinds of inflammatory reactions. I use it when I get poison ivy, bee stings, bad mosquito bites or chiggar bites, sunburn....so it would stand to reason that it could help with heat rash too.

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FANGFACEKITTY 10/16/2012 1:21PM

    Plain old Vaseline is my cure-all. Or A&D ointment. Probably anything you would use for a baby's diaper rash would also work.

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GODZDESIGN95 10/16/2012 12:55PM

    Now you can do this or not tea tree oil but just a few dabbes. perxiod is good for fungus too but if it open and oozing caution. Just a suggestion.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/16/2012 12:53PM

    I don't have one but it would be nice too.

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NATPLUMMER 10/16/2012 12:46PM

    Have you tried benedryl?

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10/11/12

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Isn't this a cool date? I've got nothing to say, but wanted to have fun writing this date.

Wishing all a happy day.

  
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1BEACHWALKER 10/13/2012 1:55AM

    Never even noticed it that way! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DDHEART 10/12/2012 8:27PM

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LIVINGFREE19 10/11/2012 4:17PM

    This is a very cool date! I never thought about it before reading this!

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RAINBOWFALLS 10/11/2012 12:46PM

    Very cool!

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NATPLUMMER 10/11/2012 10:45AM

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/11/2012 10:33AM

    It is neat!!

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To soy or not to soy...

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

... that is the question. There's been so much controversy around soy, that I really don't know whether to include it in my life or not. I'd switched to whey awhile ago, but just wondered what your thoughts are.

Anyone have an opinion on this? Thanks.

  
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SKYEFYR 10/30/2012 2:09PM

  Prevention.com had a good article comparing soy and almond milks. Might give you more insight. I don't have the link anymore, but you can probably google it.

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KRISTINE99 10/15/2012 11:16AM

    I avoid soy products because of the soy isoflavones. From what I've read the less phytoestrogens in one's system, the better :)

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LEONALIONESS 10/14/2012 12:12AM

    I'd never touch whey (mostly due to being vegan. Haha.) There were a lot of whey proteins testing very very high in heavy metals not too long ago. If the milk isn't organic, you're getting all that garbage in a very concentrated form in your whey. There are a lot of conflicting things about dairy, too. I really don't think it's healthy for us at all. Also, you know, made for baby cows, not people.

A lot of the soy stuff is unscientific scaremongering. The science is poor (usually rats fed INSANE amounts of pure, concentrated soy protein isolate) and biased. I don't tend to do lots of soy protein isolate/protein powder but have no issues with soy ice cream, vegan meats and the occasional Builder Bar.

For the rare shake, I like Vega One a lot. It's a mix of plant based proteins developed by Brendan Braser the mega triathlete Iron Man.



Comment edited on: 10/14/2012 12:12:48 AM

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NANCY- 10/11/2012 8:52AM

    Knowing your soy and it's source is best. I avoid processed soy (milk, tofu) Fermented soy is better.

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HELEN_BRU 10/11/2012 7:54AM

    I dropped soy when I found a better alternative.

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KICK-SS 10/11/2012 12:15AM

    I don't use soy, I use whey proteins and try to avoid soy for the most part, although my mayonnaise does have some soy in it. But, I don't use a lot of that. I tend to choose foods that don't have soy in them.

Lots of contraversy over soy, I just made the decision to stay away from it.


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DJ4HEALTH 10/10/2012 10:50PM

    Soy is GMO so I would not do soy and besides If it was so good for you why do so many women have breast cancer now.. It is not from better screening because they say that fewer women are getting them because of the radiation from the machine.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/10/2012 9:50PM

    if you are female and middle aged I would probably not do soy as older women tend to have thyroid trouble. There are mixed messages about whether soy increases your risk or protects you against breast cancer. It does mimic estrogen. I don't do soy.

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ALEXSGIRL1 10/10/2012 8:13PM

    a little won't hurt . I have some in my energy bars and soem time in my veggie burgers but not every day all day i used to drink soy milk now I do cocounut

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WALLAHALLA 10/10/2012 7:34PM

    I'm going to assume soy is like most other things, best used in moderation.

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LIVINGFREE19 10/10/2012 7:16PM

    I don't take soy because of the 'up in the air' information about it. There is no definitive word on this whether it is best to eat it or not.

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ALISHAB3 10/10/2012 3:09PM

    I don't do soy. Its full of estrogens and they tend to plump a person. Its bad news for your thyroid.

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DDHEART 10/10/2012 2:46PM

    When I use protein powder, it's soy based and edamame is a favored protein snack for me, but neither occurs in any high level of frequency and since I'm an omnivore, not seen as a necessity either. I've read a lot on both sides of the coin...sorry not much help here.

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JLITT62 10/10/2012 11:40AM

    I have soy . . . in moderation. I try to stay away from overly processed soy stuff for the most part (hot dogs, the "chicken" substitute type things), & just use tofu & tempeh . . . but not every day & not every meal.

And I ditched soy milk in favor of almond & now almond/coconut milk.

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NATPLUMMER 10/10/2012 11:37AM

    Yes, that is the question. From what I've read, if you don't have breast cancer in your family it's okay to have soy.

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Happy Birthday, John Lennon. Miss you.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Gone to soon. R.I.P. Thank you for the music. You are not forgotten.

  
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2WHEELEDSHARON 10/9/2012 9:09PM

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WALLAHALLA 10/9/2012 8:10PM

    Thanks for the great legacy!

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LIVINGFREE19 10/9/2012 6:08PM

    R.I.P. He could have done so much more!

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RAINBOWFALLS 10/9/2012 5:56PM

    Darn shame he died so young

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/9/2012 1:09PM

    Yep, it was a great loss!

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NATPLUMMER 10/9/2012 10:56AM

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BETHYB1981 10/9/2012 10:47AM

    Ditto on that sentiment!

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