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Old 08-22-2013, 06:52 PM   #1
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Friday, August 23

Good evening...just getting this started for Doris.

Red and Blue have learned yet another annoying trick....how to open the drawers in the lingerie chest in my closet. We have been finding pantyhose and socks all over the house.

Have a great Friday.

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Old 08-22-2013, 07:14 PM   #2
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Thanks for starting, Begete! We just got back. I think your cats are not cats, but toddler children...........

Michele, I think it was Louise or Lainey that talked about Vitamin D, don't remember if it had to do with cancer meds taking it out of the person or not. I'd read up about it though, just as you say, there have been some changes with what is considered good about Vitamin D lately. Nutrition Action had some articles about it, too, but we gave our copies of the newsletter away already, and I don't have time to go to their web site at the moment. My dh has to take 2000 mg. of that every day, but it's because his anti rejection meds make his bones soft.

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Old 08-22-2013, 09:10 PM   #3
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Dang! It can't be Friday already....where did this week go? For that matter, where did the month go?

Michele, I posted a reply on Thursday's chat about Vit D, but I'll say it again...please consider the doc's advice carefully. They are learning so much about the body's use of the vitamin and showing how important it is and how little most of us are getting on a daily basis.

Have a great day folks...
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:43 AM   #4
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Good morning and thanks Begete for start out.

Was not me about the Vit. D. I do take a suppl. everyday though and of course get a awful lot of sun from all the gardening year round...(except last "warm" winter when I layed around and read novels the whole winter) I will not ever, ever do that again! I am still catching up of just the usual chores outside and it is almost fall.
Shopped a little yesterday and was fine checking out. This morning was the first one that I thought- "BOY", sure glad I am not smoking anymore. So glad I did not smoke long enough to make the quit so horrible... course I am knocking wood that that will stay the case.
Rain is a coming so I want to do some stuff outside before noon. THEN a really cool and NO humid week end. HOO RAAY!
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:13 AM   #5
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Good morning all-

Doris, I am on 2000 mg/day of Vitamin D. I am very fair and have stayed away from the sun most of my life and now, with chemo, must avoid the sun completely. The chemo I am taking also depletes Vitamin B, so am taking a minimum of 100 mg/day depending where I am in the chemo cycle. Also take calcium/magnesium liquid in 1000mg/500mg combo. It gets tedious trying to remember all of it, but I feel much better.

My energy is better these days - made quiche and a brisket yesterday. Again, because of chemo I can't eat acidic or spicy foods for the first couple of weeks (burns my mouth) and that really destroyed my interest in cooking. I love citrus and it's awful having to avoid it. Likewise summer tomatoes are a no no. Phooey. What I would give to eat an orange, carbs or no carbs!

Went to a really nice yarn shop about 15 miles north of here in a little town called Pawling, NY, where Washington was headquartered for a brief time during the American Revolution. Today we'll probably go explore the nearby Chuang-Yen Buddhist monastery. It has the largest statue of Buddha in the Western hemisphere and is only a few miles away. Also want to go to Hyde Park NY to visit Eleanor Roosevelt's cottage, Val Kill. Just glad to be feeling good enough to get out and about.

Gotta go clean up the kitchen. Have a great day, everyone!

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Old 08-23-2013, 06:21 AM   #6
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Good morning everyone, Going to be an absolutely beautiful day today. Severe storms moved through last evening and brought a wonderful cool front in.

Enjoy your day. We are heading out to enjoy ours.
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:54 AM   #7
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It is beautiful here, too. We had a storm last night that came up in a hurry. I was out walking the dog and one second it was not raining the next second it was pouring. Whipped the trees around and came down hard and fast for a while but all my trees stood. Thank goodness.

No plans for today but tomorrow I will drive to the home of University of Georgia and have lunch with some girls I have not seen in years and years. Will be fun.

Take some time for yourselves today.

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Old 08-23-2013, 07:21 AM   #8
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Good morning it's going to be a beautiful day here on the central coast. Today's Don's birthday so we will be doing something special today. Don was born the year Pearl Harbor was bombed and I was born the year the war ended. What a way to remember the ages of these two old folks.

Doris isn't it nice to be babysitting little Silas once in a while. I think your life has changed for the better don't you? So much fun will little Silas now.

Michele I'm on a Vit D pill too. My Dr. put me on 2000 after my bone density test a while ago. It showed that I was borderline osteo. Not sure of the spelling.

Begete thanks for our start up today. My goodness your fur babies are keeping you on your toes. Do you think the have meetings on what to do next for entertainment? I think they are partners in crime.

Lainey stay . You're doing so well.

Weezie great to see you! I'm so glad you are feeling good enough to go out and do some great site seeing.

Doug have a lovely time with family.

Linda glad to see you having a nice camping trip.

Anne having fun with friends? You're going to have a blast.

Mary when the heat is up staying in is the best place for us.

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Old 08-23-2013, 09:00 AM   #9
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Good morning all...temps going up, up and away, so playing the troglodyte fer shure...Buddy is so purty after the trip to the groomers and took a while yesterday to resume his energetic antics, guess he was mad at me for the torture...but he bounced back and is bouncing all over the plance again....too much p & v for this old'un.

Dang! I hate change, but having to change from the cable. TWC has boycotted CBS in my area, which includes another local channel and Showtime. I gave them time to settle their p'ing contest but am now changing services to DirecTV...should have done it sooner, but I hate change so dragged it out now they'll be out monday to set me up. Of course, I'm the last one on my cul de sac to do it...little dishes on all the houses. Hope the cable company feels the heat.

Tailwagers are pushing for their breakfast, so type ya later...have a good day
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:23 AM   #10
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Mary we had that problem here with CBS carriers also. Guess the issue is resolved because it is back on the air. Probably just another ruse to raise the rates.

Begete sorry about your cats being kids. I don't think I could tolerate that behavior. You must love them a lot.

Waiting for DS to arrive and we are going out to Habachi King for lunch.
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:13 PM   #11
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Just checking in,not a thing to say.lol
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:30 PM   #12
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Glad to hear that many of you are taking Vitamin D - Has anyone ever had to take 50,000 mg a week for a specific period of time? If so, did you have any side effects?

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Old 08-23-2013, 02:53 PM   #13
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Hi all, 365 folks were at our annual chicken BBQ. Quite a crowd but our large clubhouse (1 of our 3)accommodates more than that. There was your choice of dark or light meat, potato salad , beans, coffee/Iced tea, and cake. I saw lots of folks I haven't seen in a long time. Soon all the snowbirds will be returning and activities will restart. Take care everyone from one that never has taken any vitamins.
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:41 PM   #14
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Gladys, I bet you talk to your animals! Any baby cats anymore? What birdies do you have now. Sure would love to see pics of the horses and all the population really.
I am soooo tired. I went ahead and weed whacked and pretty much gave up on the slow going roots and all trip but will rake the tall clippings tomorrow or when it dries out and do the same in the (THANK GOD) much smaller back yard. I can pull "roots and all" weeds all winter and I intend to do just exactly that. I will start the prunein in earnest tomorrow and go back and forth with the weeds and pruning through out the day other wise it just gets too tedious. Oh, other stuff waiting to get done out there as well. The heat will be back tuesday but some storms mixed in with that heat.
I am watching "The Beast Of The Southern Wild" and had to take a break from that... whew, them are some strong people but I sure do not see a good endin coming. I may finish it tomorrow- I am gettin soooo sleepy but I was up at 5: ish this mornin.
Took Mary Anne and her Dad "Mr. Edwards" to pick up his pick up at the dealers after work was done. I would have followed them in this morning but they wanted to take the shuttle the dealer offers. Sure was glad the Jeep was cleaned up.
I think the steady- medium rain is adding to my being so sleepy and I am pretty sure I won't make the end of the movie this night.
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:46 PM   #15
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Michele- DH took 50k units/week of Vitamin D for some time (a month, I think). He is diabetic, which tends to suppress Vitamin D so far as I understand. He came through just fine - didn't feel it at all, but seemed to have more energy. So as the Scots might say, "dinna fass yoursel, lassie," and go with what your doctor suggests. You will be fine.

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Old 08-23-2013, 05:09 PM   #16
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Thanks, Louise, I really appreciate you letting me know!

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Old 08-23-2013, 05:17 PM   #17
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Michele, friend John has been taking 500,000 units of VIt D for several months now. The VA monitors his levels. Not sure what has caused the deficiency but my sis says that men have a more severe time with vitamin D.

Not sure what his latest test showed. They are not speedy with the results.
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