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  1. Thread: Chain Limericks

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    Twas the day before New Years When I shed a few...

    Twas the day before New Years
    When I shed a few tears
    Loaded up on CDs
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    Thanks Keggy. I was blasted on another forum for...

    Thanks Keggy. I was blasted on another forum for not knowing enough or wrongly diagnosing Aspergers or being mean, etc. etc.

    The man is still my neighbor a few blocks away & we've remained...
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    Jeannie, I'm also sorry to hear about your...

    Jeannie,

    I'm also sorry to hear about your panic attack. But one does not a pattern make, OK? Keep up your postitive attitude because it was ONLY one.

    WHY did it happen? Heat, exhaustion,...
  4. Thread: Doctor Question

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    Kathi, Please don't wear yourself into the...

    Kathi,

    Please don't wear yourself into the ground or you'll be no help to you or your mom or anyone else. Take care of YOU.

    I've never heard of a 21-day Holter monitor, but that must be the...
  5. Thread: Doctor Question

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    I used to go to a cardiologist quarterly for...

    I used to go to a cardiologist quarterly for decades. The routine was that every 3 months he would run a CBC, chem panel, several thyroid tests, digoxin level, and a few others. Now I don't know...
  6. Thread: What's Growin'

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    Hey Jeannie, how are you guys getting cooler...

    Hey Jeannie, how are you guys getting cooler weather this weekend??? We're headed for a record 103F tomorrow & that's the day of the big family wedding! It's so humid & soupy that I really really...
  7. Thread: What's Growin'

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    So now I have some little pretties to show off,...

    So now I have some little pretties to show off, but I haven't been keeping up w/ my garden, & in this sizzling weather, I doubt anyone could. Plus I haven't been keeping up w/ taking pix of my...
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    About the cataract surgery -- I'm THE resident...

    About the cataract surgery -- I'm THE resident expert! The surgery only takes about 20 minutes, but you're probably at the hospital for 3 or so hours. Very little pain. The fixed focal length...
  9. Thread: What's Growin'

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    Wow, Jeannie, those ARE a really hot color! ...

    Wow, Jeannie, those ARE a really hot color! :love-struck: I've never seen that option. Very yummy. But I do know that you can easily grow more from their seeds if you wait until the head is quite...
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    WHAT NOT TO WEAR Features Wheelchair Woman

    I've only seen the previews, but Stacey & Clinton are finally getting around to addressing & dressing a woman who uses a wheelchair. The episode will air next Tuesday, I believe, probably with...
  11. Thread: I am so scared

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    Chris, you may be up & running 3 weeks post-op,...

    Chris, you may be up & running 3 weeks post-op, but it will likely be in orthopedic shoes. They may cost, but they're a good investment in your feet for the rest of your life. Personally, I'm big...
  12. Thread: What's Growin'

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    Hahhaaha! :glee: Bad Bambi didn't exactly open...

    Hahhaaha! :glee: Bad Bambi didn't exactly open the gate latch, it hopped over the gate & kicked it with its back legs as it landed on my front walkway, rattling the latch & popping the wood...
  13. Thread: Chain Limericks

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    Is it all right if I try to adjust this to...

    Is it all right if I try to adjust this to Limerick form? Bear with my poetic OCD, OK? :nevreness:


    The baby dirtied her diaper
    Which made her mom even more hyper
    She looked to the skies...
  14. Thread: What's Growin'

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    OK, that chicken poop remark gave me a good...

    OK, that chicken poop remark gave me a good chuckle!

    Jeannie, your plants are looking sooo fine! Very nice selection -- lots of unusual shapes & color combos. I want some! Some other color...
  15. My question is: can this currently be used by...

    My question is: can this currently be used by doctors with their patients as an off-label use? If it's been on the market for years & the side effects are well known, why not? I hope patients can...
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    After all this time, I never posted that the...

    After all this time, I never posted that the allergist did his 40 + 40 skin tests & decided I was allergic to... NOTHING!!! Yeah, right. I had recently come off some serious prednisone for the eye...
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    I don't know if all people with PTSD have a...

    I don't know if all people with PTSD have a stronger startle reaction, I just know I have it in spades, but it seems like I've always had it that way. I figure mine is a result of an overactive...
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    Hi Mike, "Spending the Day in my Room" in...

    Hi Mike,

    "Spending the Day in my Room" in Emotional Support Forum post #3 was where I couldn't get THANKS to work, but now I see that it has gone thru. It had disappeared while I was reading &...
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    THANKS Not Working

    Hi All,

    I went to add my "thanks" to another's post, but my name did not show up & meanwhile the "thanks" option disappeared. I was able to post my own reply, but the "thanks" button was still...
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    Ging, I'm so sorry to read about your...

    Ging,

    I'm so sorry to read about your situation. It sounds horrible & you have every right to be upset. Any sane person would be. Look around to see if you can find a support group live & in...
  21. Phyllis,I'm so sorry that they didn't make any...

    Phyllis,I'm so sorry that they didn't make any accommodations for some with a disability, especially a chair. It's too bad that they couldn't bend the rules a little bit so you could work with them....
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    OK, who has had triggerpoint shots from the...

    OK, who has had triggerpoint shots from the rheumy? I just had my first set of 4 today to the trapezius area & now my upper back is hurting like hell! *fire I think she said it was "Depo" like I...
  23. Thread: What's Growin'

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    Imagine my surprise! There are fragrant yellow...

    Imagine my surprise! There are fragrant yellow roses on the side arbor bush, and I cut a few last night to bring inside and admire. One bud is tinged w/ salmon at the edges. Today there are red...
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    Fer sure! :semi-twins: Old pick-ups are way...

    Fer sure! :semi-twins: Old pick-ups are way worse than new ones because the drivers don't even care what happens to them, plus they know their bumpers are likely higher than yours! It's like...
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    Thanks, Jeannie, for your words of encouragement....

    Thanks, Jeannie, for your words of encouragement. :love_heart:

    I must have been in quite a state when I wrote my post because I actually meant PICKUP TRUCK! You know, the everyday kind that all...
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    My dad was a GP who firmly believed in vitamin...

    My dad was a GP who firmly believed in vitamin deficiencies & supplemetation. He got his MD in the 1940s, so had a different head-set. Almost all of his older patients came in for their B12 shots,...
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    Reliving Car Accidents

    I had a car accident in early December when a truck was blocking my 11 miles of two-lane back road. I came over a very small rise & there it was -- TRUCK! I did a 180 and spun into the ditch, still...
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    Thanks, Pati, but I'm still struggling. With...

    Thanks, Pati, but I'm still struggling. With both issues, but at least I get some tax money back I found out today.

    There's a new study just coming out about CFS & the basal ganglia. They tested...
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    Sorry, I can't recall it, but my younger cousin...

    Sorry, I can't recall it, but my younger cousin must have been inspired by it and Snoopy. He'd wear a dry T-shirt or towel around his neck while water skiing & then try to blitz the rest of us. He...
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    MAJOR Depression

    I have MAJOR Depression, and I was DX'd in my early twenties. I'm in that "lucky" 20% for whom the antidepressants all stop working after a few years, and I have to find a different one. Yes,...
  31. Hi Sara, Welcome to BT. I've lived for...

    Hi Sara,

    Welcome to BT. I've lived for periods of time in Brevard County, & basically the docs just said, "go to Miami if you want serious treatment". I'd urge you to drive the hour into the...
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    You can also qualify for a handicapped placard if...

    You can also qualify for a handicapped placard if you just can't walk very far or for very long for variety of reasons. But if it comes w/ a "this belongs to me" card, be sure to keep that in your...
  33. Thread: Chain Limericks

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    The baby dirtied her diaper Which made her mom...

    The baby dirtied her diaper
    Which made her mom even more hyper
  34. Thread: F#$% my life?

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    The other thing about folks here on BT is that...

    The other thing about folks here on BT is that none of us can actually "see" the other person, we can only "hear" what you're posting & read btw/ the lines. The bottom line is that you don't seem...
  35. Thread: Chain Limericks

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    His majesty adored chocolate mousse Shared it...

    His majesty adored chocolate mousse
    Shared it with his pet goose
    It was creamy and yummy
    But the goose preferred crumby
  36. I'm so sorry, Phyllis. At holiday time, I'd...

    I'm so sorry, Phyllis. At holiday time, I'd expect to be invited along with any other family member. That's why it's called FAMILY! :mad: Your sister's behavior stinks, but I can relate in terms of...
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    Actually, I thought you were gonna say that one...

    Actually, I thought you were gonna say that one landed in your plantER, not your plantAR! :friendly_wink:
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    The word mantra is said to come from a root...

    The word mantra is said to come from a root meaning “that which protects the mind.” In Buddhist meditation, many things can be used as objects of concentration — as “mind protectors.”

    Mantras are...
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    I think the heating pad is from Thermaphore and...

    I think the heating pad is from Thermaphore and costs $60-70 but lasts for years & covers your entire back. My cousins who have had plenty of back surgeries said their doc recommended it. You might...
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    The heated mattress pad sounds heavenly! I have...

    The heated mattress pad sounds heavenly! I have a thick matress pad made of that pressure-sensitive foam whose name escapes me at this brain fog moment. But I also have a moist XL heating pad that...
  41. Thread: Clonazepam

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    I've been taking it for 20 years for sleep. I...

    I've been taking it for 20 years for sleep. I used to take it w/ Sinequan as the "sleep cocktail" recommended for CFS patients. When I finally got to an actual sleep doc & found out I had RLS, she...
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    I have one aunt left on each side of the family. ...

    I have one aunt left on each side of the family. I've been looking forward to visiting & chatting w/ the local one for over a month, esp. since I've gotten back into researching family history. I...
  43. Thread: Chain Limericks

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    Tampered with it just a tad...

    The lightning hit Jim's large antenna,
    Put a kink in his love life with Enna,
    Enna and Jim love thunder and lightning,
    But sometimes it can be rather frightening
    Learning to body paint in henna....
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    Yay for ART

    O Chris, I LOVE the shoes! They are fantastic! :applouse: But I wish I had thought of them... :blue: Maybe a pair for my mantle?
  45. Thread: Somebody help

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    http://www.dailystrength.org/health_blogs/dr-orran...

    http://www.dailystrength.org/health_blogs/dr-orrange/article/hysterectomy-the-choices-and-what-you-need-to-know

    Short Q&A by the doc followed by some readers' questions and remarks. Sorry, I just...
  46. Thread: From lor

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    Chris, I think that might be considered the...

    Chris,

    I think that might be considered the upper task or tool bar. Icons on right for house, star, and then screw/cog. That's "home", "favorites", and "tools". It's the bar w/ the < and >...
  47. Thread: Chain Limericks

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    http://www.lyricsfreak.com/b/blues+brothers/riot+i...

    http://www.lyricsfreak.com/b/blues+brothers/riot+in+cell+block+number+nine_20020757.html

    "Riot in Cell Block Number Nine" -- Blues Brothers version. Sorry I couldn't cut & paste from the Lyrics...
  48. Thread: Chain Limericks

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    Lor, I'm a Blues fanatic, so I'll try googling...

    Lor,

    I'm a Blues fanatic, so I'll try googling those key words to see if I can come up with a song title and maybe lyrics.
  49. Thread: What's Growin'

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    My pale lavender clematis aka Mailbox Plant has...

    My pale lavender clematis aka Mailbox Plant has huge blooms on it while it's happy inside the screened-in porch wrapped in plastic. My own little hothouse. It's even had two major blooms! But now...
  50. Thread: From lor

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    O wow. That weird little icon in the top right...

    O wow. That weird little icon in the top right is a Screw??? Looks more like a stylized daisy to me... But when I hover over it, it does volunteer TOOLS! And when I right click, it does offer me...
  51. Thread: Somebody help

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    I'm not sure how to explain this, so I'll just...

    I'm not sure how to explain this, so I'll just jump in anyway. One of my neighbors had a hysterectomy years ago & now everything else is caving into the empty space left behind. Bladder problems,...
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    I'm not clear how many new posts the "New Posts"...

    I'm not clear how many new posts the "New Posts" page holds. Sometimes it wraps around to another page, but I don't always notice that. Or if I have to leave & then come back, I'm not sure if it...
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    Home Improvement Therapy

    I figured I'd start a general thread where we can post suggestions & pix for all our house projects.

    362936303631

    My idea was to add a backspalsh to that one wall of the kichen to spice it up. ...
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    Jeannie, I hope your laproscopic takes care of...

    Jeannie,
    I hope your laproscopic takes care of business for you. The kitchen plans sound wonderful! Later in the home improvement thread, I'll post some pix of glass tile samples in the red...
  55. Thread: no title

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    Hey Chris, Sorry for your scary crying spell &...

    Hey Chris,

    Sorry for your scary crying spell & feelings of hopelessness. I totally get it. :dispirited: My life has been playing that same tune since last summer when my income dropped by 75%. I...
  56. Thread: Chain Limericks

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    The lightening hit Jim's large antenna, ...

    The lightening hit Jim's large antenna,
    Put a kink in his love life with Enna
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    Sorry, Buttons, but I personally don't see any...

    Sorry, Buttons, but I personally don't see any images. Do you still see them? Are they hiding somewhere? :ghost:

    Ging, I get all knotted up and sort of antsy before a storm, and when I finally...
  58. Thread: Chain Limericks

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    Hey Lorraine, Aren't you gonna start the new...

    Hey Lorraine,

    Aren't you gonna start the new one? It's your perogative, right? Ooo dear, that's reminding me of perogies & making me hungry. :love-struck: Got sour cream?
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    Dear Mike, Thanks to you & David for spending...

    Dear Mike,

    Thanks to you & David for spending so much time on the emoticons. Is that their Offical Name? Is there any chance that there's an Alien among them? I'm feeling like one today due to...
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    Human Barometers

    aka WEATHER STATIONS R US

    I didn't know which forum to put this in, but decided on Fibro. According to the Weather Channel radar map, there's a storm brewing across the river, & it might as well...
  61. Thread: Cute and fuzzy

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    Chris, They were imaginary abalones....

    Chris,

    They were imaginary abalones. :nevreness: http://www.braintalkcommunities.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=3618&d=1333038082&thumb=1

    Both my sister and my best GF had crushes on him,...
  62. Thread: Cute and fuzzy

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    Once I had a boyfriend who did sea otter...

    Once I had a boyfriend who did sea otter imitations.
    He'd lie on his back and pretend to open abalone shells and eat 'em while making little otter noises, nibbling and lip smacking.
    Honestly, he...
  63. Thread: Chain Limericks

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    There was a shoe lover from Pilly Whose...

    There was a shoe lover from Pilly
    Whose obsession had grown willy nilly
    Her feet, they were large
    As the bills on her charge
  64. Thread: Chain Limericks

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    There was a hip hustler from DE-troit Whose feet...

    There was a hip hustler from DE-troit
    Whose feet were unusually adroit
    She yearned to adorn 'em
    So no one would scorn 'em
    Add a tutu and she'd be dancing en pointe.
  65. Thread: Cute and fuzzy

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    OK, I don't understand how they did the pug/bread...

    OK, I don't understand how they did the pug/bread thing. :stupid: Did they stick the critter in a box until it got smooshed? Or is this computer wizardry?
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    Yeah, Jackson, the guy on My Cat from Hell, is...

    Yeah, Jackson, the guy on My Cat from Hell, is definitely a little weird*, but he gives great tips you didn't know you needed! I had no idea that I was the one who had to get my micro-cat Mocha to...
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    Ooooo Nooo

    It's finally coming down to going to the bankruptcy lawyer today. Sdq-BF is far away w/ NEW GF! So no help there. Foreclosure negotiations got one step up & two back, & I guess the lawyer today...
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    http://www.verismocat.com/htmscripts/lrgimg.htm ...

    http://www.verismocat.com/htmscripts/lrgimg.htm

    Check out the world's largest Maine Coon cats! Leo is the current record holder, since he would be 8 feet tall if he were human. When he stands on...
  69. Thread: Did I

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    Hi Lor, I saw how much everybody missed you &...

    Hi Lor,

    I saw how much everybody missed you & I didn't even know you [but they said you were WONDERFUL!] :positive: If you scroll down the page of the Chit-Chat forum, you'll find some more...
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    I vote for disappear. If the light blue extends...

    I vote for disappear. If the light blue extends the area the doors are set in, I think that's fine & better than adding tiny bits of distracting or contrasting colors. The doors should just...
  71. Thread: Difficult Days

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    Professional Association Resources

    Nice to meet you, Fig, but sorry to hear about your current situation.

    Not sure if I've posted this before [brain fog]. When I was at wits' end due to problems w/ finding docs & therapists, I...
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    I have plenty to say about PTSD but I guess I...

    I have plenty to say about PTSD but I guess I just haven't gone that route. It depends on what primary symptom or illness is complicating my life the most at any particular moment. Sometimes I...
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    Kat Nip

    HI Kat,

    I hope today is a Feeling Better day for you. I'm sorry to hear about all your complications & hope they settle down.

    Mocha got her close-ups in my attempt to send you "nose kisses"...
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    There are other health-related sites that have...

    There are other health-related sites that have more than 500 forums. People can find their rare or little known diagnosis and connect with others from around the world on that specific topic, but it...
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    Subject: Your Duck is Dead

    Subject: Your Duck is Dead

    A woman brought a very limp duck into a veterinary surgeon. As she laid her pet on the table, the vet pulled out his stethoscope and listened to the bird's chest.
    ...
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