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2/17/16 10:22 P

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Yes, I have looked at so many web pages of designer baths, and faucets and sinks, I've lost count. I finally got on Pinterest and started saving things I liked for ideas.

I also dragged my DH and son to a Home Show and walked up and down every aisle, so actually got some fitness in. Did the same at Home Depot and Lowe's for that matter, and might have to go to Ikea to look at a lighted mirror cabinet called STORJORM. (Love the Swedish names everything there has!)

A lot of women love to buy shoes.... I love to buy furniture and home decor. Have to obsess a long time before buying, though, we have a1/2 of a duplex.

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2/16/16 8:37 P

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It sounds like it will be so elegant and nice, to say the least. I'm thinking of putting a black floating shelf above the toilet. I'm thinking also, of accenting it all with red for my first color to have fun with!! I love projects like this. It keeps me moving and out of the cookie jar and also makes my mood feel so uplifted! I'm sure it does this for you too!

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2/16/16 8:18 P

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This is our "master" or family bath. On one side of the room is the bathtub.
On the opposite side now is a 3.5-foot-wide linen closet, 30" vanity, toilet.
So it's like a 3 foot hall into a 5 foot sq. bathroom.

So my idea is to tear out the linen closet and extend the vanity along where it was to make the room look bigger. And keep the one sink at the end maybe put a 1 foot deep cabinet above counter at the side where the closet was, or some open (dark wood, floating) shelves above.

I'm sure yours will look striking in black, gray and white.

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2/15/16 10:57 P

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That sounds like a beautiful "look", Janice. Gray, black and white is really in now. I was thinking that you must have a large bathroom to house a 6' vanity. Wow! Our little 1/2 bath is a 24" vanity!! HeeHee, but it does the trick, that's the main thing. We won't say what the trick is! emoticon I just love the photo!

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2/15/16 9:56 P

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We just had the tub re-coated white. We are thinking a modern, floating vanity in either espresso finish (easier to match for a cabinet above) or a gray stain, white counter, and white rectangular vessel sink. Large tiles on the floor. The walls probably white to match the shower and make the room look bigger by being all continuous color, or a light gray.
Kind of like this, but without the fancy glass shower:


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2/15/16 10:03 A

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Thanks for the tips, Janis. The bathroom that we're painting is a small 1/2 bath. The walls are dark gray, the doors black and the baseboards and the trim around doors, will be white. A new vanity that's black with a white sink. Oil rubbed faucet with matching towel bar, etc. New light above the vanity that matches. We will put up a Holstein cow border at the ceiling area. I'm excited about being able to change colors. The flooring is pretty new, which is vinyl that looks like tiles. That's in dark gray, black and white. What color will you do your bathroom with?

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2/15/16 12:18 A

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Ah, thanks for the clarification.

What color are you painting the bathroom? We are thinking of re-doing our little bathroom. Thinking of switching the vinyl floor to tile. Then I was thinking of tearing out a linen closet (there's another small one out in the hall) so that we could have a six foot wide vanity instead of a 30" vanity. It would make the room seem much bigger, or should I say less tiny.

One tip to pace yourself painting: if you want to stop and take a break, wrap your brush or roller in plastic wrap and cover your roller pan with it and your paint won't dry out while you take a break. (You don't have to wash it all till you're done for the day.)
Painting walls you would want to stop at a corner or something, but with the trim you could probably find many stopping points.

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2/14/16 10:46 P

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Janis, I should've made myself more clear, that I meant it that RA people will have some OA first and then the RA attacks where the OA has been. Like the OA in my knee from an old injury, made the RA come and visit that area. Thanks for the well wishes! I've been painting our newly updated bathroom and wow, for the addl. pain in my right hand and wrist especially. I try not to over-do it, but I like to paint all of the one coat, etc. Tomorrow will be the white trim. I love it and know that this addl. pain will pass too. We still want to be able to do what we love. That's what a good RA med. would help us to do. Let's hope we all have a good health week!

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2/14/16 9:50 P

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emoticon Happy Valentine's Day Karen and all!

Glad your new knee & Xeljanz are working out well, hope the mouth sore go away soon.

I have doubt about RA following OA, at least within a normal lifespan. Many, many people have OA, and it can be caused by over use, under-use, one or more traumas. RA is far less common and the reason the immune system starts attacking the joints isn't well understood at all, except that a tendency to have one auto-immune disease or another tends to run through extended families.

If someone has one auto-immune disease, I've read that the chance is higher of getting another auto-immune disorder is increase over someone who has none. (Lucky us!) I guess the best defense is to try to strive for health and manage stress.
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2/14/16 8:27 P

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I had mouth sores with being on MTX and had Folic Acid prescribed with it too, alot later with a different Rheumy. I was eventually taken off MTX because of my liver enzymes being so high and with having mouth sores and other sores. So was put on MTX's cousin, Leflunomide and that was more mild to my system, but after awhile, I had to be taken off that too because of my liver enzymes being high once again. I had been on Plaquenil this whole time too, along with a low dose of Prednisone. I currently am just on Xeljanz with 2.5 mg. of Prednisone. I've been doing pretty good, am starting to get some mouth sores now and I hope will start going away, because I've been taking L-lysine which always helps them, if they're not too strong of a case. I need to get my blood work taken and will try to get to the clinic tomorrow. This will be 2 months from my last Rheumy appt., and they like to see my liver enzyme count and also my cholesterol, because Xeljanz can raise havoc with that. So far so good, but one never knows. So sorry for those who have Hashimoto's and Sjogren's. I've had Hypothyroid for around 30 years now, so that was before RA. You know, as we're getting older, my Rheumy told me that where there's OA, there's eventually RA if not already, because RA tends to follow it. When I had my knee replaced, the Ortho Surgeon told me that there was OA and RA within. I was glad to have a new knee!!! emoticon It's just plain lovely that I don't have that pain anymore!!! Good luck to you all and......

Happy Valentine's Day to you too!! emoticon

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2/2/16 8:19 A

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Charob - I had Hashimoto's before I was diagnosed with RA. They discovered it when they found a 4cm mass on my thyroid that had to be surgically removed - big fun. It turned out to be a hemorrhagic cyst but I lost half of my thyroid in the process, so now I'm hypothyroid, have Hashimoto's and RA. *sigh*

Yes, my doc also put me on folic acid when she put me on Methotrexate. It seems to be preventing the mouth sores quite well.

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2/2/16 1:52 A

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JANISMKW - All of the auto immune disorders are so awful. I admire how you seem positive with RA and now facing Sjogren's Syndrome. You're an inspiration to me and I hope others as well.

Well wishes to all,
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1/31/16 8:44 P

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My rheumy also gave me folic acid daily when I was on methotrexate weekly, and said it was to prevent mouth sores.
If anyone hasn't been given that combination, I would ask about it/for it.

Charob -- Sorry to hear about the Hashimoto's. Don't know much about it, but it sounds terrible. Auto-immune stuff generally is no picnic.

It is common if one has one auto-immune disorder to get other(s). I just confirmed that I have Sjogren's Syndrome, secondary to my RA. Guess that's "better" than having primary Sjogren's because there is less risk of lymphoma from it. Which is a good thing.


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I had terrible mouth sores when I started Methotrexate. Tried a prescription mouth wash,but what helped the most was an Over the counter mouthwash called Peroxidyl.

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1/31/16 1:59 A

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I've had RA for 20 years and I've never had mouth sores. I could say I've been lucky but I think its more about when the doctor put me on methotrexate he also gave me a prescription for 1mg of Folic Acid to take everyday and he told me it was to prevent mouth sores. I certainly hope you all find a cure because its sounds like another awful system from this disease. Now my immune system's attacking my thyroid gland. I have Hoshimoto's Thyroiditis another autoimmune disorder. People really don't know what its like, I know I had no idea what I was in for when I was first diagnosed.

Well wishes to all,
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9/14/13 8:45 P

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I use a peroxide rinse when I get mouth ulcers and they heal up

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8/22/13 5:35 A

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Interesting link...lots of options, emoticon

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8/20/13 5:03 P

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That was an excellent link. Thanks very much.

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8/20/13 6:28 A

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Wow, perfect timing Cynthia. I've had mouth sores for over 2 weeks now that have not yet healed. I'll definitely give this a try and check out the link. I'll get back to you and let you know how this works. Thanks for posting. emoticon Lisa

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If you are like me, many of the DMARDs cause terrible mouth sores....either inside the mouth are on the lips...I looked it up online and found there are MANY homemade remedies to cause these sores to heal and which will prevent their return. The only one I've tried is to use a baking soda mouth wash (for internal sores) and a baking soda paste (applied to the lips)...I have to say that this worked like a charm for me. This site has everything you ever wanted to know about mouth sores. If you are suffering from these and feel adventurous please try some of these cures and post and let us know how they work. www.greenchedy.com/herbal-remedies/h
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