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Old 09-30-2015, 06:32 PM   #24271
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...I will purchase a hand of fresh ginger when I go shopping. Hopefully I can find one with small fingers.
Stores usually don't mind if you break off a smaller piece if all the bin has is big ones. If you get yelled at, just tell them you know of someone who gets away with it at her Market Basket.
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Old 10-01-2015, 03:47 PM   #24272
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Stores usually don't mind if you break off a smaller piece if all the bin has is big ones. If you get yelled at, just tell them you know of someone who gets away with it at her Market Basket.
Thanks for the tip. Will give it a try.

I just got back from yet another appointment at a doctor's office. This time it was the Ortho doctor for my hands. I really like this doctor. She is young and VERY, VERY thorough. She didn't just dismiss me with "Oh you JUST have arthritis. She was concerned with how disabled my hands have become. There is not much that is available for the damage that has happened so far. But there is to help prevent it from getting worse faster than it has been doing. She ordered X-rays and blood work. She wants a definitive diagnosis. Is it osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. She thinks it is osteoarthritis and it may be masking the Psoriatic Arthritis. If the X-rays come back showing that it is being mask, then there are shots that can stop the progression.

That's the first real good news I have heard about my hands in years.

Tomorrow I have the Social Worker coming for a home visit and Monday it is off to the eye doctor.
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Old 10-01-2015, 04:44 PM   #24273
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Addie, that's great that you got a doctor who really cares and has the energy to stay up to date.
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Old 10-01-2015, 05:36 PM   #24274
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Addie, that's great that you got a doctor who really cares and has the energy to stay up to date.
Thanks TL. She is young and really looked at all aspects of my complaints of the pain in my hands. She didn't brush it of to the cost of getting old. (Like my primary did!) And she had a lot of information about arthritis that I didn't know. Including the latest up to date on medication for it. She did say I was doing the right things. Taking Ibuprophen and putting my hands under running hot water when the pain gets so bad. When she gets back the results of the X-rays, she will look into additional new medications and treatments.

She also feels that instead of it just being a circulation problem with the pain in my hips and spine, (again my primary's diagnosis) it could also be arthritis. Caused by the psoriasis. That alone was worth the trip in town to see her. I really like this doctor. I very really say that about a doctor. She took the time to be very thorough.
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Old 10-01-2015, 09:27 PM   #24275
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Tomorrow morning I am flying to Bakersfield to pick up a patient with Leukemia and taking him to UCLA medical Center.
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Old 10-01-2015, 11:10 PM   #24276
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Tomorrow morning I am flying to Bakersfield to pick up a patient with Leukemia and taking him to UCLA medical Center.
What a wonderful service. Is your organization just in California or a chapter of a national one? I have heard of this being done in other parts of the country. Boston hospitals all have a heliport on the roofs and I know they pick up the patient from Logan Airport after they have been flown into the city, and dropped off at their hospital. So those big crosses or targets on the rooftops are not just for emergency accident flights when an ambulance would take to long to get through traffic.
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Old 10-02-2015, 12:42 AM   #24277
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Oh it is so nice to see the news of here!

I know of angel flights! Thank you for doing these! Nicu and I do these also!

I'm sitting in Joyce's living room with her and we're eating her nice snacks and posting. I'm looking at more recipes to use for the crew! I love to be here!

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I'm fine tuning my grocery lists for my monthly marathon grocery shopping today.
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I'm wondering where all my forks have wandered off to. Really. There's only three dinner forks and five salad forks in the drawer. I think a certain husband has been taking them to work and not returning them. :/
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Old 10-02-2015, 12:08 PM   #24280
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I'm wondering where all my forks have wandered off to. Really. There's only three dinner forks and five salad forks in the drawer. I think a certain husband has been taking them to work and not returning them. :/
My sister had the same problem. She found lovely dinner size PLASTIC forks, knives, spoons all in shiny silver. A wee bit heavier than standard plastic. They were a slightly more in cost than the standard plastic cutlery you would normally buy. He will think he is dining at the Estate Dinner.
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