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   BirdsNest  Wednesday is the day we go to the surgeon for the colon cancer. The local rural health clinic gave us 2 passes for the bridge tunnel for Wednesday($13 each way ). That helps alot. They can offer up to 2 round trip passes per week. I will ask Hagar's doctor if the or the hospital can help also.
April 20 at 20:18 EST .

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   MeiDei  You'll be in our thoughts - good luck.
April 21 at 19:02 EST .


   BirdsNest  As luck would have it the doctor did not get the records til we were done in his office and that was after they had called here(local doctor ) twice. We called to the local doc on Monday to remind them to fax the records-okay we will. Needless to say the surgeon was pizzed off. I am disgusted and let the local office know. Two different hospitals. Another appt next Wednesday. Risky operation because of Hagar's previous ops-appedicitis, triple A, and hernia repair. He is exhausted and I am stressed.
April 22 at 19:11 EST .


   MeiDei  Consider yourself hugged ... glad you made it OK through the BayBridgeTunnel.
April 22 at 20:27 EST .


   Bettijo  Will keep you in my prayers.
April 22 at 21:07 EST .

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   StarFire  I'm so sorry to hear about this. I had several colon surgeries in `99. The first was with a doctor who (like your first doc ) was not "comfortable" doing the rest of the surgeries. I went to a colon rectal surgery specialist I knew in Dallas. Having a competent, confident doctor is a big part of the treatment.

Also, remember to make some time to take care of yourself. I'll be praying for a good outcome for both of you.
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   MeiDei  Just want Bird & Hagar to know we're still thinking of them prayerfully.
April 10 at 05:50 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Thanks Mei, we need LOTS of them.

Hagar has been diagnosed with both Prostate and Colon cancer. The first one is being treated with hormones right now. After the colon surgery and recovery they will begin 9 weeks of radiation. We saw that doctor on Wednesday. Monday we got hit with the news of the colon cancer, it is such that it could close off the colon so it is high priority. Talked to a surgeon on Monday. The gastro doc that performed the colonoscopy took us into his office before the appointment with the surgeon to tell us of the results of the biopsy. The surgeon looked over Hagar's file, asked lots of questions and told us he did not feel comfortable doing this surgery so he told us to contact a doctor at another hospital. We were shocked. So he has to go to Va Beach for an appt on the 22nd to meet with another surgeon in another hospital. We were not that impressed with the local guy anyway, but the trip to Va Beach will cost plenty each day in gas. I can get help from some organization on the toll issues, but I am not sure if they pay for each trip back and forth. The last time he was hospitalized I went back and forth for 10 days.
I am anxious about this and doing my best to be supportive because he really needs my energy-he has none of his own. So far the cancer is localized, none showing in the bones or liver. For that I am thankful. So if any of you have an extra few seconds a day to offer up a prayer, it is really needed here and we appreciate it immensely. Thank you all.
April 10 at 07:26 EST .

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   MeiDei  Talk about stress ... you have got to find some humor, it enhances faith. Remember this, the doctors in CYA mode always tell you the worst, they have to. If they say 20% bad - think 80% good - don't go to the dark places, keep negative thoughts & people out. Load up on vitamins.
Radiation is the easy part of cancer treatments - you just lay there, [you feel nothing] & think positive. There's a good lotion for skin irritation [doesn't mean there will be any] called Aloe Vesta 2 - ask the nurse/doctor for it before radiation. Right now Hagar is run down because his body has been silently fighting this, he will feel better after surgery & radiation. I think radiation is a daily thing, so ask to speak to a good social worker at the hospital - there may be local accommodations for you to take advantage of. Or there may be a radiation center in your area, I'm sure you will find a way to make this less intrusive on your time, energy & finances - the prayers will include those concerns. Lead the way Lord.
April 10 at 09:14 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Mei, thank you So much for the tips, they will be helpful. The cancer center is local(10 miles away ) so that part of that particular treatment will be local. And the staff is top notch.

The Va Beach trips will be the hairy ones...19 miles of bridge/tunnel and I HATE tunnels. We can likely get the tolls taken care of, several sources on both sides. The hospital usually helps out with that, but locally I know we can get some help with that. The last time he was hospitalized the hospital had rooms that you could rent for $30/night. Different hospital, I am unfamiliar with it. Hagar had his appendix removed from that hospital soon after they opened(1964 ). As I said his appt is not til the 22nd so we have no clue how much time he will need to be there or anything. Just that it is imperative that it be taken care of as quickly as possible. With the animals and the garden I will have to juggle my time. No one can feed the parrots, that's just my rule. I can always feed them pre dawn hours and they are good for the day. I can get someone to feed the chickens but I don't think that would be necessary, may need to have someone come to close them up at night-don't want the owls to be snacking on them. If I get the big chickens pen covered, may not have to worry about that. We shall see.

Thanks for the prayers....
April 10 at 13:35 EST .

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   Bettijo  Bird, my prayers are with you and Hagar. As I have said before, I am a colon cancer survivor (year 2000 ). If one must have cancer, colon cancer is one of the best kinds to have. If the cancer is contained in the colon (mine was stage 3 ) then the doctors take out about 12 inches of colon (which you never miss ) and you are good to go. Fortunately, my cancer was located on the right side of the large intestines and they took out a chunk including my appendix (side benefit ). If it is on the left side it can be more probmatic. My father had prostate cancer which he survived. Please keep us posted, you know we care.
April 11 at 22:30 EST .

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   Surfhut  Bird and Hagar, you are in my prayers.
April 12 at 08:30 EST .

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   Balogreene  Bird you are in my prayers. Hope and pray it is the slow-growing kind of colon cancer. A lot of doctors don't feel comfortable doing the surgery. You are much better off going to someone who does. I also hate that trip through that tunnel, but it is better than coming from the North (or are you? ).
April 12 at 18:52 EST .

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   BirdsNest  We are on the Eastern Shore of VA. So we travel south to Cape Charles, get on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel and travel to Va Beach. I am a white knuckle driver in the tunnels and I am not too keen on the road parts of the bridge especially if there are boats catching fish. It's the other drivers I worry about, I am watching the road and praying to get to the other side. I have no desire to admire the water or the boats.; I think the local surgeon realized this surgery is out of his skill set, just wish he had not wasted an hour of our time with his questions and back peddling. At least we can get a good surgeon in VB and it is a bit easier to get to than the hospital in Norfolk. Hagar's cancer is aggressive, that is why the doctor wants to expedite the surgery to prevent it from becoming an emergency situation.
April 12 at 20:42 EST .

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   Gerty  Just learning about your situation, Miss Birdie. I will pray for you both---that the Holy Spirit will give you the courage to weather this trouble.
April 13 at 18:27 EST .

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   MeiDei  We deliberately ventured across the Bay Bridge Tunnel shortly after it opened and spent a long weekend in VA Beach .. that would have been in 65 or 66. Today, being less adventurous, I'm not a fan of bridges or tunnels so you have my sympathy Bird.
April 14 at 23:00 EST .

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   Balogreene  If I knew what to say, I would say it. Prayers Bird and Hagar, just prayers.
April 20 at 19:20 EST .




   BirdsNest  Next week Hagar has a colonoscopy scheduled, locally. No 45 minute drive to MD. The doctors we have had are really nice at this hospital, the nurses for the most part are top notch. Except for the PICC line nurse, Hagar still wants to smack her. From that point I am hoping we can get situated with better health for him, he is in such pain from his back, our EMT friend says it is the prostate cancer. We are just hoping it isn't anything more sinister.
March 26 at 20:20 EST .

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   MeiDei  Thank you for the update, I had been wondering. My son has a PICC line in for the next 5 weeks with an IV drip. It's not pleasant having it put in - managing the tube, etc. is another thing but a minor inconvenience. My prayers are with you both.
March 27 at 22:13 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Prayers from Florida. The colonoscopy itself is painless, you are asleep, it is the day before prep that is a yuck. Get Popsicles and a good book for the throne room. No Red, but blue, green, yellow OK. I told them I get headaches not eating so they scheduled me at 6 am and let me double the drinking junk dose. DH had his done a year ago Oct. but he reads in that little room all the time anyway. My Point Don't Worry. Plus as I mentioned we went through the prostate cancer business too. He opted to just have it removed, my buddy John spent a year on radiation and some sort of (gold ) pellets and he is fine.
March 28 at 10:33 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Thanks for the prayers, Mei. Prayers back atcha for what you and your son are going through. Stressful.

EC, thanks for the tips, I do have chicken broth ready and boxes of jello, gingerale, and will get some popsicles this weekend. Tuesday will be a stay-at-home day.
March 28 at 16:02 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  They said Clear liquids, so check on the chicken broth. And any Jello must NOT be red, it messes up the scan. Stick with lemon, lime type stuff. I know ! the Big guys hate that stuff, but it's only one day. At least the Popsicles make you feel like you are chewing something. I went through the whole bag !
March 28 at 18:45 EST .

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   Bettijo  I may have mentioned this here before. Forgive me; age forgetfulness. I had colon cancer surgery in 2000. For the next five years I had a colonoscopy every year; then every other year for five years; then every 3rd year for five years....I gave up and quit. I figured if the cancer had not returned in 14 years, I was pretty safe. Besides, at my age, (paraphrasing Hillary ) what difference, at this point, does it make!
March 28 at 19:44 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Colonoscopy done, 1 polyp removed and discovery of a tumor. Surgery may be scheduled. Doctor was busy all day in surgery so we will wait to see what he decides next. Blood work done, waiting for them to look it over. Not a very good day.
April 1 at 20:55 EST .

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   Balogreene  Bird, in a long, complicated story, a friend of mine had a tumor found in her colon. She told us what kind of cancer it was. We looked it up and discovered she wouldn't live a year! Her husband, in his typical manner was not worried, and didn't know what the doctor had said. It turns out, that type of cancer has two variants, one is very fast acting. Her kind is very slow acting. Even though they took out more than enough of her colon, they said had they left it, she wouldn't have lived long enough for it to grow (and she was only 50 ).
I guess the thing is, until you talk to the Doctor, and get treatment options, relax and breathe. You will need it, no matter what.
April 3 at 19:42 EST .




   Bettijo  How to Pick a Pickle
Are you addicted to the crunch of a tasty dill pickle?

Although pickles are super easy to make at home, most people buy commercial jars, not realizing what's inside. Lets take a look at Vlasic Original Dills, for example, to see what goes into industrial pickles these days. Here is the ingredient list:

Cucumbers, Water, Distilled Vinegar, Salt, Calcium Chloride, Polysorbate 80, Natural Flavors, Potassium Metabisulfite (Preservative ), Yellow 5.

The first four ingredients make sense - they are what your grandmother used to make pickles, except she also added lots of dill, which is surprisingly missing from this ingredient list. Now on to the "bonus ingredients".

Calcium Chloride is a preservative that doubles as a food preservative. It adds to the salty flavor without the added sodium. Although on its own calcium chloride is an irritant, it is safe when part of a food.

Polysorbate 80 is an emulsifier used in ice creams to keep their texture smooth. It is also used as a solubilizer, helping to dissolve ingredients that would not otherwise do so. We're not sure why it is needed in pickles. Perhaps to dissolve massive amounts of calcium chloride and salt?

Natural flavors can be anything that improves the taste of the pickle, so long as it comes from nature, not a lab. Be sure that a lab creates the natural flavor from a varied source of "natural ingredients", but the manufacturer is not obliged to disclose the exact formulation. It is a trade secret.

Potassium Metabisulfite is an additive that inhibits the growth of mold. Important when the shelf life is measured in months.

Yellow 5 is an artificial food coloring that is being phased out in European countries, as some studies have shown it to cause hyperactivity in children. Unfortunately, it makes the pickles look brighter and thus fools people to believe they are tastier.

Bottom Line
Here we've got a dill pickle without any dill, but on the bright side - it glows in the dark.

Supermarket Tips
If you want to take a stab at making your own pickles, here is our very own easy recipe.

If you are buying pickles, read the ingredient list and avoid products with artificial colorings and other ingredients you can't find in your own kitchen.

Copyright 2015 Fooducate, LTD.
March 23 at 07:24 EST .

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   Balogreene  I do make my own pickles (buy them also ). On the internet you can find recipes for refrigerator pickles. You put the cucumbers in a jar, pour boiling water, vinegar, and whatever other ingredients into the jar, cover and refrigerate overnight. You don't need special equipment to do hot water canning (jarring ), except for the jars and lids. We didn't have a pot big-enough, so I bought one with a strainer to keep the jars off the bottom of the pot.
March 24 at 19:54 EST .

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   Balogreene  I have a new cookbook (I always get them for less than $2.00 from BookBub.com. This one is Fermentation for beginners. )

6 PICKLING CUCUMBERS
1 TABLESPOON MUSTARD SEEDS
4 MEDIUM GARLIC CLOVES
2 SPRIGS FRESH DILL
2 CUPS FILTERED WATER, PLUS MORE AS NEEDED
4 ½ TEASPOONS SEA SALT
Scrub the cucumbers.
Place the cucumbers in two 1-quart wide-mouth jars. Divide the mustard seeds, garlic, and dill evenly between the two jars.
Combine the water and salt and divide evenly between the two jars. Add more filtered water if necessary to completely cover the cucumbers. Cover the jars tightly and let ferment at room temperature in an area away from direct sunlight for about 3 days.
Store the dill pickles in covered containers in the refrigerator for up to 1 year.

Easy, better than store-bought
March 30 at 21:07 EST .

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   Bettijo  My late FIL made the best pickles. I have lost his recipe, but as I remember, they were like made on the counter top, not water bath or anything like that. Thanks for this recipe.
April 11 at 22:34 EST .

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   Carmen  Over the years I have made pickles from so many different recipes and have yet to make anything that compares favorably with Claussen Dills. If anybody has a recipe that tastes like these wonders, please share.
April 23 at 13:28 EST .




   Escaped commieny  Birdy, my DH had prostate cancer back in 2000, they gave us a DVD to watch to pick treatments, he said carp on that $#$# take the SOB out, they did and he is clean, prayers on the way, but don't worry. Actually he said the biopsy was more painful than the operation.
March 16 at 18:02 EST .

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   Balogreene  It's amazing the strides they've made in Cancer Research. Prostate Cancer can be nothing at all, or everything. But, it is one they've made major strides on. My daddy was diagnosed with it in 1997, he died of a stroke. I just know, it's a diagnosis I don't want. Prayers for Hagar and Bird.
March 16 at 20:40 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Thank you all. We had a slice of good news yesterday with the scan for the blood clot-all gone!! Now they can use the right arm to take blood and use it for the high speed infusion today. Ct scan and bone scan today, doctor tomorrow.
March 17 at 06:41 EST .

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   MeiDei  Continued blessings.
March 17 at 20:59 EST .

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   BirdsNest  He started hormone therapy yesterday and will soon begin radiation. Colonoscopy scheduled for April 1. No rheumatoid arthritis,no gout, latest test showed no Lyme(?? ), and no blood clot. Today we are both exhausted from tests, trips to the pharmacy,and doctor visits. And juggling the scheduling of tests and appts. I worked on the raised bed today and got it ready to go, soil is nice and sifted and leveled. Wanted to start on another but just too tired. We had a good supper last night and will eat leftovers tonight plus some freshly steamed broccoli and cauliflower.
March 19 at 19:57 EST .

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   Balogreene  My dad serviced and sold X-Ray equipment for 40 years, when it came time for prostrate cancer treatment, he opted for radioactive implants! I don't think they do that any more, but, radiation is not deadly in the correct dosage, and he figured that was better than Chemo. Best of luck, and lots of prayers.

It is also good he doesn't have those other things. Blood clots are scary, I throw them occasionally, and end up having a heart attack, glad his is gone.
March 21 at 19:01 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Waiting for the results of a biopsy Hagar had done on Monday. Follow up with the doctor on Tuesday the 17th. Prayers needed, please.
March 11 at 08:18 EST .

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   Balogreene  Prayers sent. Mom had a cancerous spot removed from her forehead yesterday. Not a big deal, since it's slow-growing, and mom is 84. But, still worrisome. Kaiser did a good job.They found it was cancerous, scheduled her for removal, then, removed, checked, and would remove more if needed. Thank goodness they got it all the first time.
March 11 at 22:25 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Good news Balogreene. Sounds like your doctors move quickly. We are on a slow motion schedule down here it seems. Visit to rheumatologist on the 3rd, then next visit is in May. In between Hagar had blood work and x-rays for this doctor. The urologist is next week, then we get the news about the biopsy.And treatment.
March 12 at 09:07 EST .

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   Balogreene  A friend at work lives in Northern VA, but her dermatologist of over 10 years is in Charlottesville (an hour or so away ). She said they remove the spot, send it out for biopsy, and you have to come back if they didn't get it all. Kaiser removed the spot, did a biopsy while we waited, and if they hadn't gotten it all, they would have started over. As it was, they got all but some pre-cancerous stuff on the first go-round. Scrapped off the pre-cancer, and sent her home. It only took a little over 2 hours. Much better than having to go back.

Kaiser in this area is very good. They've been Mom, daddy's, and my sister's healthcare for 20 or so years. In that time, mom has only had 3 GP's, and co-pays at specialists is only $10. They only do this skin cancer thing at one location in our area, but, all orders and prescriptions are on computers system-wide. She could have had a blood test and picked up prescriptions while we were at this clinic, if she felt like it.
March 12 at 21:10 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Doc called today, needs to see Hagar tomorrow. Bad news.
March 12 at 21:24 EST .

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   Balogreene  That is not good, but skin cancer is usually easily handled even if it takes multiple visits
March 13 at 21:50 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Not skin cancer, Prostate cancer. Serious. All 6 biopsies had 9's. He has scans scheduled Tuesday, one is a bone scan to show if the cancer has spread. Then an appt with a wspecialist, this man has had prostate cancer for 15yrs. His credentials are amazing.He is the best around and he comes over from Va Beach one day a week. Busy week ahead, plus we want to try to get the PCP to order a CT of the arm that had the blood clot. Hagar's left arm is depleted of veins with so many "sticks". I don't know if they can get it ordered so quickly, they drag their feet on the darndest things.
March 15 at 10:49 EST .

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   MeiDei  Bird: Many cancer patients, especially the over 50 crowd, get a port-cath imbedded in their chest. It's a rubber-type button with a tube that attaches to a vein - this makes getting chemo infusion or blood work much easier on the patient & doesn't mess up the arm veins. It's day surgery to have the implant & is covered by almost all insurances. I have one & have never been sorry. Talk to Hagar's doctor about it if chemo infusion is the protocol he recommends. Prayers, of course, are headed your way; try to stay positive.
March 16 at 01:00 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Thanks, Mei we will ask the doctor if he thinks that is the path to take. Today he gets the scan of the right arm, to see if the clot is gone(I sure hope so ). They managed to get it scheduled for this afternoon. Tomorrow morning is a busy one, CT at 9am, then injection for the bone scan at 9:45 with the bone scan being done 3 hrs later. Wed is the appt with the cancer urologist, we have heard all good things about him, so that is really positive. Talked to a couple of friends this morning, everyone seems to have a loved one in a health scare right now. We are being positive, we have to be. It's just the two of us. Thanks for the prayers.
March 16 at 10:04 EST .

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   MeiDei  It seems like it's just the two of you .. but you know that it's really 3 since you've invited God to be with you & we've agreed; our prayers are for you both as well as your doctors, nurses & technicians. Faith & a sense of humor will get you through the hours and days ahead. Be at peace.
March 16 at 11:58 EST .

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   Balogreene  Bird, It's you two, God, and your prayer line here.
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   M2  For those of you who suffer with chronic postnasal drip or even just seasonal post nasal drip I have a recommendation: Arm and Hammer makes "Simply Saline" in spray cans. The cans are small with a nozzle that you place in your nostril. Follow the directions on the can if you can get used to the mucus running down the back of your throat, then spit it out. It takes about five minutes after you spray for the mucus to drain all out, but I really don't know how I would survive without it. Be sure NOT to get the "nighttime" solution or the "allergy" solution. The salt concentration is too high and they burn your delicate nasal and throat membranes. Get the one that says Simply Saline "Nasal Mist". Are I use it at leastthree times a day and this has made a wonderful difference. It is a lot less fuss than Neti Pots. Just thought I would share.
February 26 at 21:43 EST .

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   Balogreene  I am supposed to use Neti-pots, or whatever. I actually use salt-water and a baby nasal thing, whatever they call it. Neti-pots are just a waste. I don't know about the spray, I just don't like it. I think that is the whole point, we use what we can deal with.
February 26 at 21:58 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Thanks, we picked up one of those for Hagar to use. The price was about $2+ cheaper at WalMart than at the grocery store.
March 9 at 20:51 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Cold weather, hands in a lot of water all day long,paper towels spells misery. I have been dealing with cracked skin around fingertips and nails.Pure misery. Hagar suggested I soak my hands in warm epsom salt water and once the fingers are dry, apply triple antibiotic ointment to sore areas, put on gloves and KEEP them on. It has helped tremendously. It has been the worst this year, 6 finger tips angry and cracked. Last winter I had one small incident.
February 20 at 08:03 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Birdy, next time you are at Walmart look for "Fruit of the Earth" Vitamin E skin Care Cream. It works wonders and I have not been able to find a place to buy it on the internet even with the address:
www.fote.com
It is a miracle cream of E, Aloe, Wheat Germ, Sunflower, Collagen, Elastin. The DH needs it for a dry spot over his eye, and 44 yr old Jungle Rot, plus we used it on Beaglie's surgery, made in USA Fort Worth and no Animal testing. Best stuff ever.
February 21 at 11:07 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Can't believe it, checked months ago and it was not available, now Amazon has it at about half of Walmart :
http://www.amazon.com/Fruit-Earth-Cream-
Super-Value/dp/B0009VNI2C/ref=sr_1_1/181
-8568019-0713902?ie=UTF8&qid=1424535347&
sr=8-1&keywords=fruit+of+the+earth+aloe+
cream
February 21 at 11:13 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Thanks EC, I will have to get some of that.
February 22 at 09:03 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Also use it on my feet, I have PDA parifeil artery disease that causes very dry scaly skin , also use Savex Foot Care for "quick relief for dryness, cracks, itching, helpful for Diabetics" that is made by Kenwick Labs, CA www.savexlipcare.com Mineral oil, lanolin, paraffin, coconut butter and more oil stuff, USA made.
spell checker having a fit, oh well, hope you know what I am trying to convey.
February 22 at 19:12 EST .

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   Balogreene  Ladies, whatever you use on your hands and feet, wear gloves and socks at night (at least ). It really helps. My sister, who buys lots of inexpensive gifts, got me special gloves and socks at Bed Bath and Beyond, they work wonders! Of course that was years ago, and you have to wait for them to go on sale.
February 22 at 22:21 EST .

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   M2  For those who are gluten sensitive or have celiac disease, I have just discovered a fabulous new snack. Snyder's makes mini pretzels and pretzel sticks which are both gluten-free and dairy free. They are remarkably good and are somewhat habit-forming. Just thought I would let the gang know about this.
February 12 at 22:34 EST .

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   Gerty  Yeeeessssssssssssss! I knew someone would come to the rescue!
February 15 at 19:51 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Mennonite Girls Can Cook has lots of recipes for GF if you can source all of the products they list or can grind your own flour. We have a grinder but I like to do it outside because the machine is so loud, the parrots get anxious if we do it in the house.
February 18 at 09:12 EST .

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   MeiDei  Interested in what some ladies over 100 years old have to say about the health & diet?
http://www.buzzfeed.com/emaoconnor/advice-from-the-oldest-wo
men-in-the-world#.gyJlDzPZO7
February 11 at 21:36 EST .

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