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Old 04-14-2014, 08:56 PM   #4041
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Clearly, customers who drive a van are your target audience for a Camaro.

What a tool!
I agree, but I'm still about the wording of your reply.
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:07 AM   #4042
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Norovirus is one of the nastiest things around! I had it once, about 10 years ago and hope I never get it again. And I hope you don't get it, PF. Have you had the vaccine for it?

"Significant outbreaks occur in health care facilities, childcare centers and other places where people are in close quarters, including in the military and on cruise ships."

Norovirus vaccine reduces symptoms by half - Medical News Today

When an outbreak occurred in the city I was living in, I scrubbed my hands so often I almost took the skin off. And I wore a mask when going shopping.

It's one big mutthah of a disease!
It went through our facility a couple years ago, I was one of the least sick people and covered lots of shifts.
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:12 AM   #4043
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Clearly, customers who drive a van are your target audience for a Camaro.

What a tool!
I can just see me pulling into the Handicapped stall in front of the Michael's store in my shiny red Camaro, getting out with my cane and filling the trunk full of wool and crochet hooks!
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:17 AM   #4044
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There's no doubt that C. diff is a very serious problem. I hope your friend is o.k. now.
C. diff is a huge problem in hospitals, nursing homes, etc. That's probably the 'best' way to get it---- or go on a cruise ship.

But the notion that just 'over-use'of antibiotics is a crock which is the take-away-point of many articles about C. diff---- unless a person is in the hospital where nurses, doctors and other staff may be the people who help pass it along. Or on a cruise ship.

Door knobs are major offenders of C. diff and norovirus. Learn to use your elbows.

I took antibiotics for about 17 years with nary a C. diff problem. I'm not the only one---- go to any Lyme forum and just see how many cases of C. diff are reported---- all long time, heavy users of antibiotics. (Very rarely reported and usually after a hospital stay.)

The main difference between norovirus and C. diff is norovirus affects 'both ends' and C. diff is usually just the bottom end.

I'm not making light of C. diff because I know it's very serious.
Anyone with C.diffcile in our facility has been admitted with it. I have also had C. difficile caused by antibiotics, no fun at all!!!
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:42 AM   #4045
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Although I have never had a heart attack, I have heart disease and have had a lot of heart procedures...quadruple bypass surgery and several stents. My first problem presented as extreme fatigue. We went to the mall, and all I could do is slowly walk from one bench to the next. I was walking so slowly DH was embarassed! LOL From that point on, my problems have presented with pain in the left side of my jaw. As soon as I get that, I head for the ER. My friend lost her mother that way. They were going somewhere and her mother said she was staying home to lie down because her jaw hurt. When the family came home, she was dead. They never heard of the relationship between jaw pain and heart attacks.
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I never had pain with mine, just strange feelings, I felt like I had to push my shoulders through the gurney to relieve the pressure. But there was no pain, that's why I was confused over it and didn't know I was having a heart attack.
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:49 AM   #4047
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I never had pain with mine, just strange feelings, I felt like I had to push my shoulders through the gurney to relieve the pressure. But there was no pain, that's why I was confused over it and didn't know I was having a heart attack.
I have yet to hear of a woman having the same symptoms as a man. Every woman has told of a different set of symptoms here in this forum. Yet men often tell the same list of symptoms. That is why it is so IMPORTANT for women to be educated in all the possible symptoms of a heart attack. Spike has had eight heart attacks and every single one of them start in the middle of his chest. He recognizes the very first symptom immediately and doesn't fool around or try to second guess it. He stops what he is doing instantly and heads for the hospital or our Relief Station that has an ER. I have had three heart attacks and the symptoms have been different each time. But each time I knew something was wrong and had the good sense to call 911. Who knows what symptoms I will have the next time.
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I have yet to hear of a woman having the same symptoms as a man. Every woman has told of a different set of symptoms here in this forum. Yet men often tell the same list of symptoms. That is why it is so IMPORTANT for women to be educated in all the possible symptoms of a heart attack.
I've never had a heart attack and hope I never do!

But I do read this blog by Carolyn Thomas ----

Heart Sisters

---- and see that she reports on the difference between what women feel and those of men. It's amazing----- why would there be such a difference, but it exists.
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:13 PM   #4049
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I've never had a heart attack and hope I never do!

But I do read this blog by Carolyn Thomas ----

Heart Sisters

---- and see that she reports on the difference between what women feel and those of men. It's amazing----- why would there be such a difference, but it exists.
I love her blog and have gotten superb support.
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I love her blog and have gotten superb support.
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