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Much Ado About Nothing! eh!

Glad the diet is helping! Good luck with the hysterectomy! I really hope it helps!!!!
 
I read the article and apparently the bus is a real thing in England! But they say and I quote, "don't worry the seats are not toilets and a deposit will not be required for a ride". LOL!
 
:eek2: who knew their were so many names but #39 is my new fav, pooplets. :)
Not that I'd admit to watching it... but Southpark had a really funny episode where one of the boys was pooping in the urinal, and they made a point of using every euphemism in the book. (Or on the web, as it is here!)
 
Thanks to those checking up on me. I am over 5 weeks post op and feeling "almost normal". Still getting tired easily and aching by the end of the day. I suppose I am doing too much - hard not to go back to full mom mode and try do everything myself!
 

Catherine

Moderator
Questions for my friends who understand cold weather and sport.

Do hot drinks before activity help?

What is the best method for re-warning the body? Do you try and warm very quickly?

Is dizziness a sign of a low core temperature?

I am hoping to be better prepared for next weekend swim. The swim will be 1.2 kms. The water temp should be around 10C and air temp 12C. So a little warmer than today when air temp was 6C.
 
I know DS has trouble regulating his body temp in his lower legs
Besides blankets ( so the body doesn't have to try to keep up.
Massage the area keeps blood flowing easier
And
He told DS to drink warm herbal ( non cafenared tea)
Warm fluids let the body again not have to work so hard
I would assume similar for cold sports
Good luck
( exactly why are they swimming in such cold water ??)
 

Catherine

Moderator
There are two events on the Open Water Swim calender.

Kerry has elected to swim both. They are both Ocean Swims.

She does train outdoors once a week, the water is heated to 28C.
 
LOL Tess, I was thinking the same thing.

I haven't caught the news lately. I haven't even heard of the forest fires in Canada.
I hope y'all stay safe.
 

Tesscorm

Moderator
Staff member
:) I've been so busy lately, totally out of the loop!... have barely seen the news! Hope everyone near the fires, are doing okay!

S turned 21 over the weekend and we had a surprise party for him! The running around picking up stuff and hiding it has been keeping me so busy. But, turned out really well - he had no idea! :D Anyway, guess there's no denying it... both my babies are all grown up! :eek: (At least, most of the time! :lol:) But, must admit... :blush: as much as I sometimes miss their younger years, I am truly beginning to settle in and enjoy the freedom that comes with having 'grown-up' children! :dance:
 
There are wildfires burning on the Saskatchewan prairies, and forest fires north of Vancouver, BC. My SIL lives in Vancouver and she said the city is cloaked in smoke. I don't think she's had any exciting encounters with firemen though. I'm pretty sure she'd have mentioned that!

Stay safe!
 

Catherine

Moderator
Don't you just love it when DH comes home and tells you his diabetes specialist has declared that he is mystery. He has only one patient who diabetes has been harder to control and he has lots of patients.
 

Catherine

Moderator
Thanks far wife.

DH lost 5 kg :rosette1:but had to increase insulin to 90 units per day.:frown: He is a puzzle.

Still gets reads of 15-16 :frown:but HbA1c is down to 9:ybiggrin:
 
Hmmm it isn't my hubby's diabetes that is hard to control it is him! Doesn't take the condition seriously:ymad:

Hugs to you and hubby though :ghug: Is he under a lot of stress? There was a time my dh was doing great with diet and exercise but he was under extreme stress and his sugar numbers were high. Stress releases something into the body to give you the energy to keep going (can't remember the name of it for the life of me) and the body sees that as sugar.
 

Tesscorm

Moderator
Staff member
hmmm, the connection with stress makes sense for my family... my mom has never had high sugar, however, she's been under a fair bit of stress for over a year - taking care of my dad, lots of things being thrown her way. And, recently, her doctor has warned her that her sugar is rising. Certainly could be other factors but, interesting that you mention stress and that has been the biggest change in her life recently.
 

DustyKat

Super Moderator
LMFAO! :rof: I bags being the CEO! :worthy:


Hospital to replace doctors with parents who have done their research
Published on July 17, 2015 in News by Doktor Spudd

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – A large tertiary care center in Sydney, Australia is pulling out all the stops to try and cut their expenses. As of next month, all doctors and nurses currently on staff will be replaced by parents who have done research on the Internet.

“I can’t tell you how happy and relieved I am when a patient tells me they have done some research on the internet” said head of neurology, Dr. Eric Sheppard. “It’s only topped by a patient telling me they have a family member who is a nurse.”

The hospital is excited about how much money this move should save them, not to mention the overwhelming support from parents everywhere.

“This is a great move in my opinion” said anti-vaccer Meryl Dorey. “Most parents know more than doctors anyways, so this is a huge step in the right direction.”

The current staff are in the process of being moved to other less innovative health centers.

http://thespudd.com/hospital-to-replace-doctors-with-parents-who-have-done-their-research/
 
LMFAO! :rof: I bags being the CEO! :worthy:


Hospital to replace doctors with parents who have done their research
Published on July 17, 2015 in News by Doktor Spudd

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – A large tertiary care center in Sydney, Australia is pulling out all the stops to try and cut their expenses. As of next month, all doctors and nurses currently on staff will be replaced by parents who have done research on the Internet.

“I can’t tell you how happy and relieved I am when a patient tells me they have done some research on the internet” said head of neurology, Dr. Eric Sheppard. “It’s only topped by a patient telling me they have a family member who is a nurse.”

The hospital is excited about how much money this move should save them, not to mention the overwhelming support from parents everywhere.

“This is a great move in my opinion” said anti-vaccer Meryl Dorey. “Most parents know more than doctors anyways, so this is a huge step in the right direction.”

The current staff are in the process of being moved to other less innovative health centers.

http://thespudd.com/hospital-to-replace-doctors-with-parents-who-have-done-their-research/

:rof: :rof: ............... and :rof:
It's bloody brilliant!!!
 

Catherine

Moderator
My middle daughter started working as a swimming teacher yesterday.

Students: Why did we have to change teacher. It was so hard to remember J name so we just keep calling her Sarah.

Teacher: I'm Sarah's sister

Students: Did she get fired?

Teacher: No she in England with boyfriend

Students: is she on her honeymoon?
 
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Any help would be great!

Tomorrow is my husband's 40th birthday!
For all you party planners is there anything that would be funny to do to him.
I want it to be funny.... ya know, lasting memories. :thumleft:
We're having a surprise party tomorrow,
which isn't easy to keep it surprise when Grace almost gives it away everyday for the last two weeks.:yfrown:
 
I am pretty much figuring that seeing my 21 year old daughter order her first legal drink is justification for the three I needed to get through the night :drink:

...the waiter carded her and didn't even have the decency to ask if she was out with her sister! :ymad:

But LMAO...she ordered a trio beer tray...I said I will have the same...O was up next and she said, "same". That's my girl!
 
Can I vent?

General Mills recently made changes in the U.S. to make their Cheerios line gluten free. They're not using certified GF oats, but came up with a way to mechanically separate the protein out. Problem is that many Celiacs are getting sick from the new Cheerios, DS included.

I'm so frustrated because the boxes are all labeled gluten free, yet there is this chance that they're really not. A friend has a gluten detecting dog who passed one box, but not the second one she gave him. Why does GF labeling in the U.S. have to be so difficult?? How am I, as a consumer, supposed to know who and what I can trust? Argh!

DS was so excited about Cheerios and now is totally disappointed.

There is a chance that he simply can't tolerate oats (some Celiacs can't), but even for that, how are we supposed to know? Is there a test?

Vent over. Thanks.
 
Mehita
Bummer on the new label
That said most parents of kids with food allergies
Do what I have done in the past
You just call the companies and determine how they label things
Wash lines etc...
Most have standard practices
So the big companies are good at giving the info
So just a pain but not that complicated
Keep a list of Main mfg
Note practice
Repeat in 1-2 years
Read every label three times
 

Catherine

Moderator
Food manufacturers here pushing at times for us to move to the same standard as the US.

We have lots of foods labelled that the may contain traces of gluten. Most of these foods will not contain any gluten.
 
Mehita
Bummer on the new label
That said most parents of kids with food allergies
Do what I have done in the past
You just call the companies and determine how they label things
Wash lines etc...
Most have standard practices
So the big companies are good at giving the info
So just a pain but not that complicated
Keep a list of Main mfg
Note practice
Repeat in 1-2 years
Read every label three times
Yes, I've been doing this since diagnosis back in 2008. I have a 3 ring binder full of phone numbers and notes. I'm just tired of doing it and spend way too much time doing it.
 
Well, this is just a huge vent, but I just found out yesterday that my younger daughter was exposed to lice a few weeks ago, so I did a thorough lice combing on her, and I found one louse and a few nits. Ugh! My kids have had lice once before, many years ago, so I know how to deal with it, but what a pain. Don't families dealing with Crohn's get a pass on things like lice?!!

My younger daughter was so upset about it. She just started middle school yesterday, and that's really not how she wanted to start the new year. :(

It looks like we caught it really early, so hopefully E and I won't get it. My husband shaves his head, so at least we don't have to worry about him.

I do have to say, though, that when my kids had lice before, I thought it was the end of the world. After dealing with Crohn's for the last year, though, lice doesn't seem like that big a deal at all.
 
LMAO! Nope! No pass. Both O and T got ice this summer and it took us forever to wrangle those little buggers...probably because the girls kept going to camp. Haha and you are right...after inspecting and playing with bloody and mucusy poo a few bugs are nothing! The girls and I rather enjoyed our quality time with the conditioner combing or hours. Actually helped with O's psoriasis as the comb picked up the flakes and sch. Their hair was never so tangle free. Silver linings.
 
Anyone have experience with concussions? I have the HUGE no no list, but looking for ideas to pass the "brain rest" time with my energizer bunny this week.
 
Mehita,

Basically rest and more rest.

I feel like I have an infant again. Little short bursts of "entertainment", nap when he naps, stare at the walls, asking big brother to play with little brother so mom can take a shower. And we're only on day 4! He's getting frustrated too. I've read about kids getting depressed and I think he's heading there.

To top it off, DS has his infusion tomorrow and I have no one to watch DS #2 while we're at the hospital. I really don't want to bring him with us because it's always bright, loud and three hours, yet I'm not comfortable leaving him home either. I have calls out to the far reaches of my "village".
 
It's hard enough to balance life with one medical condition in the family--two at once sounds really hard. Hope you can find someone to stay with DS2 tomorrow, and that he's feeling better soon. How much longer does he have to rest?
 

Maya142

Moderator
Staff member
I don't know much about concussions but would he be allowed to do (easy) puzzles? Or lego? Card games or board games (Monopoly?).

Good luck!
 
One of DS's friends came over to hang out with concussion boy - thank goodness, because we just got to the infusion center and it's PACKED. All four chairs in the group room are being used and the little guy across the way has Sponge Bob blaring.

Maya - he can only do really light thinking things. No puzzles, but we've been doing lots of Uno and Legos... until he gets a headache. Then it's back to a dark, quiet room.
 

DustyKat

Super Moderator
Matt suffered with both Osgood-Schlatter’s and Sever’s Disease and I think he was in Year 6 when it first occurred. IIRC the Sever’s was worse for him as it affected both of his heels (he is a soccer player). The Osgood-Schlatter’s affected his right knee only but the pain did extend up to his hip causing pain on abduction.

With the Osgood-Schlatter’s he found exercises to be the most effective and Panadol when needed. For the Sever’s we used inserts in his soccer boots and again, Panadol when needed.

Both diseases lasted about 9-12 months and as you can probably imagine there wasn’t resolution but definite and significant improvement once the soccer season finished.

Dusty. xxx
 

Catherine

Moderator
What's happening with our weather. Coldest winter in 25 years. Hottest day in October since 1908. October 6th, 35C, today 18C. It dropped 10C in 3 minutes yesterday.

A control burn out of control.

I do prefer it when the fire season doesn't start in October. It going to be long hot summer.
 
Haha! Too funny!

We need to start an Outrageous things our kids do thread.

C had his iron infusion a couple days ago. He went by himself, hospital out patient (actually his gf went with him).

So I get a text after he arrived

"Hey they took my fingerprint and I panicked and made myself a privacy patient so if you need me to sign something so you can see the records I will."

WTH does this even mean?!?!

1. Why are they taking your fingerprint?

2. Why does taking your fingerprint panic you? Are you a wanted man?

3. And why does all that result in you answering no to Can we place you in the directory if any ones calls for you?

4. Lastly, why do they ask that about the directory when your just there for an iron infusion any way?

And why again are you panicked over fingerprints? Is there something you haven't told me?
 
That is crazy! Why the heck would they want his fingerprints!
I would be calling the hospital and asking about that. That is just ridiculous.
 

Maya142

Moderator
Staff member
Some New York hospitals have a fancy new system where they scan your fingerprint to identify you. NYU Langone is one of them, I think.

:lol: Clash sounds like something my kids would do! Poor C, he must have really been freaked out!
 

Jmrogers4

Moderator
Just a little snow here but then it's not summer. Ski resort opened last weekend. Boys took their board and skis to be waxed so they are ready to go this weekend
 
Wish we would get a bit of snow, even just a couple days.
Feeling happy, in London for a show and Christmas market with Andrew. Nice to get some one on one time with him that's not a hospital appt, ha ha!
 
Have fun with your son.
Still no snow here and still loving it!
I will admit that it's hard to get in the Christmas spirit with out the snow.
 
No tree here. We have an 8 week old kitten that I'm sure is part devil.
I can just see the tree being shredded by morning.
I think I'll put one up ( fake tree) on Christmas eve and take it down the day after.
 
I think maybe you have to have walls in your living room before you put a tree up...in the middle of major house reno that of course we started the Monday after Thanksgiving! Since we are doing the reno ourselves I also haven't done any shopping or cards or decorating anywhere else in the house (too much dust).
 

Maya142

Moderator
Staff member
Farmwife, we have a 6 month old kitten who is definitely part devil!
She just shattered a wine glass by getting on the dining table and knocking it right off :ybatty:.

Going to put the tree up tomorrow - then I'm sure we'll watch her destroy the ornaments:ylol2:.
 
E was diagnosed last year on December 18; we had a hospital admission, scopes, and 1st Remicade infusion all during the week before Christmas. Not our best holiday ever, so we've been really doing it up this year. :emot-dance: We got our tree the day after Thanksgiving, and we have tons of lights up outside. (No kitten here, but our lazy old cat did already break an ornament. :cat:)

I always leave the outside lights up until at least February. It's often dark and rainy here in the winter and the lights are so cheerful.
 
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