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Old 05-15-2016, 02:57   #41
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Hate to be a Debbie Downer, but my adventures - of late - are all focused on trying to rearrange my life to accommodate treating/curing the breast cancer I was diagnosed with 2 weeks ago today.

I don't really have an easy break in my life until the last 2 days of July - but the surgeons aren't willing to wait that long - so I have to figure out how to fit 2-8 weeks of recovery in about 4 days
I am a breast cancer survivor (surgery 1997) and my prayers are that you have as good a recovery as I do. I credit the following and hope you can use this for your recovery.

1. Get a buddy with whom you can talk things through. Anesthesia fog is sometimes a problem so a friend you can listen and give feed back is very helpful. It would be great if she has already recovered but someone going through treatment would work also.
2. Take a notebook with you to all consultations. Just because you think you heard something doesn't mean you got it right.
3. Drink lots of water. (Get rid of that anesthesia,etc.) Helps a lot for chemo also.
4. Rent funny movies. Everybody has a different idea about what is funny so think about the last time you laughed out loud at a movie. Rent that one. Not only does it help your mood, the laughter actually does something good to the body.
5. Do those exercises. (at some point, someone will give them to you.) Also exercise is like the laughter. The chemical change is good for healing.
6. Refuse to think negative thoughts. Have a soothing scenario in your mind and go there when the mood gets black. (Mine was winning the lottery. You would not believe the island I bought; not to mention the cars. )
Good luck and God bless I pray that in 19 years you will be as free of cancer as I am.

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Old 05-17-2016, 02:41   #42
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I have a couple of things new in my life I'd like to share. I bought a small farm about 6 miles outside of my hometown. (3 1/2 acres) I have an acre which I have turned into an organic garden. It has been a real challenge but I thoroughly enjoy going out each day and working in the garden. I'm growing squash, zucchini, marigold flowers, cucumbers, summer lettuce, spring onions, tomatoes, peppers, kale and several other common garden vegetables. It has been great exercise and I sell my excess at the farmers market. I made $41.00 Saturday.

I also ran for and was elected City Commissioner for my District. I assumed the Office January 1 and so far have thoroughly enjoyed the job. It has certainly been interesting but takes up more of my time then I realized. The biggest problem that we're having to deal with right now is coal ash. Coal ash is full of heavy metals and poisons and the landfill located in our County has asked EPD to be permitted to bring in 10,000 tons of day. We're trying to stop them however so far it looks like the law is on their side.

buggprobably bit off more than I can chew...

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I would so love to be able to have a big garden.

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Hey Bugg, good to see you here again.

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Envious of your garden, Bugg, and maybe even more of your ambition to sell at the market. I've friends who decided to do that in retirement, definitely for the love of it as you do, though last year they finally accepted help with the most labor-intensive bits from an intern.

Coal ash? I knew nothing about that evil waste before reading about the NC Duke Energy fiasco. Does GA have as many ponds as NC? Why would the landfill agree to take so much of it? Raw economics I guess. The dollar signs must be huge...

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A few years after we bought out house I had several nice flower beds. Husband wanted to try growing tomatoes. So he made a raised bed and planted his little seedlings from the nursery.

Once they started bearing fruit the squirrels had a party. They took a bite out of just about every tomato. We surrounded the bed with chicken wire about 4-ft high. They climbed over it to get to the tomatoes. We then covered the open top with more chicken wire. That stopped them from getting in, but also made it hard for us to get in as well.

That was the only time we had tomatoes, or any vegetables. I'm more into flowers, and other than cutting off the flower tops of sunflower plants, the squirrels left them alone. I had about a fourth of the yard in flower beds and they were real pretty. I enjoyed working in them and trying out new plants.

I've put most of them back into grass over the last few years - no longer able to keep up with the work involved. But still enjoy getting out and weeding and tidying up the yard.

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A bluejay just kicked a squirrel's butt out on my balcony. My cat is beyond upset that he couldn't catch either one of them. Feather, fur, and birdseed is everywhere. LOLOL

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I am fighting horrible cramps/pain in my calf tonight.

I smell like a gallon if Icy Hot but it still won't let up.

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Check both potassium and magnesium. Either can be involved. i used to have them and a glass of tomato juice or half a banana stopped them. Sorry, they are miserable.




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Any body has/knows of a really good corn flavor addictive, low carb of course? I'd like one as I've tried a biscuit that has the right texture, but does lack the flavor. I know I saw one a year or so ago.




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