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Old 09-18-2014, 04:37 AM   #21261
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Staying up too late looking for alternative to statin therapy...
I recently read that eating an apple a day reduces cholesterol by 40%. Not sure how reliable that is or how long this took though.
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:22 AM   #21262
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Sorry, I just mentioned what I was doing, not looking for diet remedies, I'm already doing all of those that I can do. I have familial high cholesterol, nothing I can do about it with food. Now it's just finding the right mixture of medications to take care of all my problems with the least amount of side effects.
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:33 AM   #21263
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Back in the 50's we had a store in town that made rotisserie chickens. My mom used to send me to the store for one when we needed a quick dinner. That's where I met DH...he worked there. We didn't marry until 21 years later.

I used to have an electric rotisserie and made my own rotisserie chickens. When I started making beer can chicken we liked that better so I gave the rotisserie to my daughter. She uses it more than I ever did.
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:45 AM   #21264
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I am one happy camper. There is a tree right at the foot entrance to our building. It is dead. So dead the bark has fallen off. Every time there is a wind, branches fall off and if you look at them you can see that they are rotten inside.

I reported it to the Mayor's Hot Line. And within seven days, someone came out, determined that it had to be removed as "soon as possible." That can mean up to a year. The complaint was sent to the Parks Department. I want the tree down. I have the feeling if I lean against it, it will fall over. I am tempted to do such a thing, but I don't want to get hurt in the process. I will give the City up to December 31st. Then I will file another complaint.

In their favor, they did e-mail me the report of the Tree Specialist who came out to look at the tree. His report was short and sweet. "Tree is dead! Cut it down." I did get results of a sort. They do agree with me that the tree needs to be cut down.

Last year I reported that the sidewalk that I use to go to the store had wide cracks where it had frozen and heaved during winter storms. And there was a piece of sidewalk where the tree had heaved the sidewalk up to the height whereby I couldn't ride my scooter over it without damaging my battery underneath. The only way I could get over it was to pop a wheelie. Yeah. Grandma pops wheelies! All of my complaint was rectified and I can now ride without damaging my scooter or kidneys. And I no longer have to cross the street in the middle of the block coming out between parked cars. Very dangerous.

You can beat City Hall. Or at least have them hear you and react favorably.
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Old 09-18-2014, 10:40 AM   #21265
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Cleaning the firplace facade, and prepping it for some fall decorations. It's amazing how much dust accumulates on that rough brick.
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Old 09-18-2014, 10:51 AM   #21266
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Yay! for the good news CCL.
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Old 09-18-2014, 11:19 AM   #21267
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Cleaning the firplace facade, and prepping it for some fall decorations. It's amazing how much dust accumulates on that rough brick.
Plenty of a heavy duty spray and lots of paper towels on the bottom to catch the drips. Then a good stiff brush to scrub it lightly. You don't want to loosen any of the bricks.
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Old 09-18-2014, 11:30 AM   #21268
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Oh my! Are you on this for controlling cholesterol? Ick...I'm sorry. I have heard of some foods that can help lower cholesterol but I've forgotten what they were. Can you look that up?

It's late late late...my biopsy showed no cancer, but a little bit of my cervix has to be removed today because of a bunch of abnormal tissue and cells. It's just a simple office procedure and I'll be just fine. I'll have to have a Pap smear every 3 months for the next year to make sure everything's ok, and that's such good news!

It sure has been a long 2 weeks, and we can finally sleep! We got the good news on Monday and I tell you, we zonked out at night. We stayed up too late tonight watching funny movies like Wild Hogs, Down Periscope and Blazing Saddles LOL!

Around noon today the 18th, it will all be over! YAY!!
Bravo!

When I had my abnormal cervical cells removed there was student doctor sitting behind me observing (with my permission) and a camera and a monitor set up so he could see what was going on inside me. It was placed where I could see as well. It was very interesting.

My 3 monthly hospital checks reduced to 6 monthly after a year and now I have to go to my GP for a smear once a year for ever (or until old age sees me off).

I would advise everyone to keep their pap smear appointment. It's can be a bit embarrassing and can be a bit uncomfortable but it can also save your life.
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Old 09-18-2014, 11:58 AM   #21269
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Everyday I get a Trivia question sent to my e-mail. Not all of them are easy. I thought some on you might like to get your own. So here is the link. It is a lot of fun.

http://triviatoday.com/brainpower@comcast.net

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Good luck Lizzie.
At just about the time you wrote this on Tuesday, Taxy, my phone line and DSL (Internet) went out. I just got them back a few minutes ago. Cold turkey like that is harsh, man!

I wonder why I haven't heard from the insurance claims adjuster yet.
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