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2/4/12 11:22 A

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No problem Vicki, I hope it helps!
i wish you lived near me, I would let you try mine first to see how well you did with it first. I am so sure it would help you though. Let me know what you decide to do. Thank you.

Denise

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2/3/12 8:57 P

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Thank you Denise! I'm off here to Amazon right now.

Vicki

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2/3/12 3:50 P

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So sorry to hear that Vicki, that you have been getting sick a lot.
I can imagine you would be open to picking up a lot from these younger kids. I so hope you get something to help you.
An idea I just thought of is green tea. If you like tea, (or can drink it with honey or sugar substitute), there is some tea I bought online at Amazon.com, and it is called "Serendipi Matcha Green tea. When I feel a cold coming on, I drink some of this, and I don't get the cold! It must be pretty powerful for the immune system. It hasn't failed me yet. I paid $19.99 for 4oz. but it lasts so long! It is great for fatigue also! When we are going on vacation, I bring it with me in case I get tired, which I usually do on the day we travel, and then it keeps me awake until bedtime. If you do the research on Green matcha tea, you will see how great it is for a healthy body, but with ours, it still does a lot of good.

Denise

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2/2/12 3:50 P

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Yes I am a teacher, 20 plus years. I'm currently a reading specialist and work with small groups of K-2 students. I thought this was a good move from the classroom after 18 years as classroom teacher. I'm not so sure now. Keep getting sick and missing more work than I have in my whole career. Too up close I think emoticon

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2/2/12 11:44 A

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I teach preschool two mornings per week. I also volunteer quite a bit with children's programs at my church (assist with Wed evening programs weekly, teach SS monthly, do children's story during worship service monthly, etc). And, I volunteer about 2 hours per week in a 1st grade classroom in a local public school.

Although, in the past, I used to worry about picking things up, it really hasn't been a problem. I do get an annual flu shot. But, other than that, I don't worry much about taking anything other than usual pre-cautions. For example, I am even careful not to mega-dose on immune-boosting anti-oxidants, because I am not sure how they interact with our "confused" immune system.

I'm not sure, exactly, how MS affects our immune system. I know that, in auto-immune diseases, our immune system attacks itself.
- I am also not sure, exactly, how Copaxone (which I am using) or other ABCR's or DMD's affect our immune system. I did read this, on the Shared Solutions website:

... "COPAXONEŽ is believed to change the way your immune system reacts to MS by stimulating a protective immune response in your body. COPAXONEŽ prevents the development of harmful immune cells and stimulates the production of beneficial immune cells. These "good" COPAXONEŽ-activated cells then enter the central nervous system (CNS) to help reduce inflammation and damage at the site of lesions.
In theory, COPAXONEŽ could interfere with immune function. However, there is no evidence that COPAXONEŽ undermines the body's tumor surveillance or its defenses against infection, but there has not been a systematic evaluation of this risk."

Wish I could give some advice, Vicki. Sounds like it has been difficult for you to stay healthy?

~ Faith

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2005-2009: 185 lbs. Some minor yo-yo-ing.
2010/Sept: 180 lbs; Waist 46"
2011/Jan 1: 160 lbs; May 22: 133 lbs for DD's wedding
2012/Jan 1: 119.8 lbs; May 1 117.2 lbs
2013/Jan 1 - 121.2 lbs
Monthly wt is in my SP intro

Reached 118 lbs for about 6 months; working hard to maintain weight, w peri-menopuase now;
Goal range: 107-118 lbs/W31.5. Under 123 OK


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2/2/12 11:23 A

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That would be hard to do when you have MS unless you are eating all healthy foods to boost the immune system! If I was in that position I would eat only organic fruits and vegetables and the supplements that are needed.
Are you a teacher Vicki?

Denise

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2/2/12 11:15 A

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How do you stau healthy with sick children in your classroom or small group? Ms makes it all worse

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