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  1. I have a dear girlfriend who is from Greece. She...

    I have a dear girlfriend who is from Greece. She makes her Greek salad with fresh romaine, ripe tomatoes, whole sheep milk feta, olive oil, salt and pepper. Rarely some olives and never uses lemon or...
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    Remember Paul Harvey “the rest of the story”? I...

    Remember Paul Harvey “the rest of the story”? I hadn’t thought of Virgil in many, many years and after writing the post I decided to call my Dad, now in his 80s to ask about him. Virgil had died in...
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    I worked at the VA for many years and knew quite...

    I worked at the VA for many years and knew quite a few of them. Many lived isolated in the desert or in the San Bernardino mountains and would only come into town for medical help when their health...
  4. Wow I got off easy with three years! However it...

    Wow I got off easy with three years! However it was over 30 years ago. I had a high need job in underserved area but was glad to do it and stayed for many years after that. Wish they had more...
  5. Thank you all. I have started to access more...

    Thank you all. I have started to access more services now that he is facing adulthood but am still reticent in some way to take services such as disability payments, etc. He is still covered under my...
  6. I actually do pick up nearly all the costs of his...

    I actually do pick up nearly all the costs of his disability, including private school tuition because our public school system has let him down. I am blessed to have the ability to do so, even...
  7. I get tired of people constantly complaining...

    I get tired of people constantly complaining about student loans and college funds. I live in a very HCOL area (Los Angeles area) like many people in this story. I have two high school age sons. I...
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    Rarely post but this is a subject close to me. My...

    Rarely post but this is a subject close to me. My mother is borderline with bipolar disorder as well. Untreated and unrecognized by her, it’s been miserable for me and others close to her. ...
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    Very late to the party but our total tax was...

    Very late to the party but our total tax was 14.6% of our AGI for 2018 and 20.1% for 2017. Thanks Trump! And taxes were way easier to prepare too. FWIW among my friends a few broke even and a few...
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    Two years ago my DH, two teenage sons and I took...

    Two years ago my DH, two teenage sons and I took a river rafting trip down the Colorado river through the Grand Canyon for 4 nights. Other than the constant relaxing sound of the river, there was no...
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    I will admit I haven’t read all the posts and...

    I will admit I haven’t read all the posts and don’t know much about you and your situation. But there is something I want to share that I told my patients friends and family facing similar...
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    You know I didn’t see your A1c was that high. I...

    You know I didn’t see your A1c was that high. I might be tempted to start a low dose med with the understanding I would retest everything after a short trial of diet and one med. You have had this a...
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    Donít post here often but read this thread with...

    Donít post here often but read this thread with interest. FWIW I am a nurse practitioner for 40 years, recently retired. Agree 100% with everything Steve said. I myself (59 years old), DH (58);and 17...
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    FWIW we love our IKEA hemnes vanities. They were...

    FWIW we love our IKEA hemnes vanities. They were about $300 and very well built. I love that they are drawers, not
    cupboards. The sinks are also nice porcelain. I swapped out my knobs for some cute...
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    Late to the party but many years ago when I was a...

    Late to the party but many years ago when I was a vegetarian my husband took me to a really nice restaurant for our anniversary. They served me a gorgeous roasted vegetable Napoleon on a bed of a...
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    Rare poster but long time nurse and old hospice...

    Rare poster but long time nurse and old hospice nurse. Sadly the poor woman with cancer pain was inadequately treated. They were only giving the morphine every hour because that’s what doctor...
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    I don't know how old you are but for me the worst...

    I don't know how old you are but for me the worst symptoms of menopause were serious joint and muscle pains. Even my elbows hurt. I went on hormones and felt better within days. Tried weaning off for...
  18. Thread: Simple Hair

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    For several years I had a earlobe length bob, it...

    For several years I had a earlobe length bob, it was easy but when I hit my mid 50s I found it dragged my face downward. My silvery hair didn't help. I felt old and frumpy. Got talked into a pixie. I...
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    I grew up in 60's (born 1959) and everything that...

    I grew up in 60's (born 1959) and everything that you all wrote was my same experience. I have been thinking a lot about health and weight issues lately and how things have changed through the...
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    There were times when I was a child that times...

    There were times when I was a child that times were really tough. My father was a hunter and would bring home a duck or goose (deer when we were verrryyy lucky). My Mom would cook the duck which she...
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    I am 52 and just this year have I started feeling...

    I am 52 and just this year have I started feeling I look my age. Okay, I think I look good for my age compared to some, but there is no way I can pass for 40 anymore. I am in a unique postion, my...
  22. I am not a man, but am married and also an...

    I am not a man, but am married and also an adoptive mother. My husband and I waited a little late to start our family; our first child, a biological son was born when I was 42. I had tried for two...
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    Love the 70s references. But how about "One Tin...

    Love the 70s references. But how about "One Tin Soldier"? Kung Fu Fighting? Or "Dominique" by the singing nun?
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    When married to my first husband we lived...

    When married to my first husband we lived overseas in Wales for a few years. Money was extremely tight, this was 30 years ago. I remember writing a bad check for a $10 nightgown the night before I...
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