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Linda196

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Re: Glad it's over!!!!
« Reply #60 on: February 07, 2009, 05:47:03 AM »
Speaking as an individual, who happens to live in Canada, I'm quite fond of Epson!  Sorry to get in on this discussion so late, but there are so many subjects here to reply to! I'm sorry to hear of your continuing trials, but it sounds like you are in the hands of skilled, knowledgable and caring doctors, who are willing to consider all possibilities in your care, as evidenced by their research into BCG and Plaquenil.

Cheese grater: no commnet (just a wince and deep cleansing breath).

Anatomically correct snowmen? Would that make melting weather the equivalent of impotence?

In the Canadian counterparts of "border cities" there are as many US cars as Canadian, just like the other side. In a number of these areas, emergency health care is available nearer on one side than the other, and speciality medical units serve both sides. Many people from one side work on the other side, and I've heard that employment in another country reduces the amount of income tax payable in some circumstances. Two areas near me, Woodstock, NB-Houlton, ME and St. Stephen, NB-Calais, ME, have a long history of cross border community, celebrating, working and living together. Things have changed, yes, because of more stringent measures at border crossings, but the people are still the same.

The Canada Goose (Branta Canadensis) is native to North America. It breeds in Canada and the northern United States in a variety of habitats. The Great Lakes region, both north (Canada) and south (US) of the lakes, maintains a very large population of Canada Geese. The breeding grounds were gradually pushed farther and farther north, because of population increases and hunting, until in the 1950's this beautiful bird was actually considered extinct.

They are creatures of embedded habit, and their nesting grounds and flight paths are well established, as are the migratory patterns, to the point that it's possible to predict their movement and presence most of the time. A fatal aircraft accident in 1995 near Elmandorf AFB, Alaska, resulted in efforts to relocate, modify or destroy nesting sites in an effort to protect aircraft flight paths.

My compliments to the highly skilled and experienced Pilot, Capt Sullenberg, who's expertise prevented great tragedy in the Hudson River crash. Last I heard, they were still in the "suspecting" phase, and hadn't totally faulted a flock of Canada Geese for the crash, but that may have changed.

As to the cold temperatures, sorry, you're on your own! Yesterday it was just 2oC, (35.6oF) and right now its about -20oC (-4oF) here (in my part of Canada), and when it gets colder, we blame cold air from the North Atlantic (out west they blame Alaska!) I guess no one is willing to admit that weather is just what it's going to be, no one's fault!

I'd love to have 4 feet of snow around my house, since I currently have about 7, and can't see the road from my front windows :-\

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Re: Glad it's over!!!!
« Reply #61 on: February 07, 2009, 10:55:49 AM »
Linda,

I had not heard anything from you in a long time, so I knew my Canadian jokes would have to bring you out eventually.  Oh, you don't have to thank me for the warm temperatures that we sent up north.

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Re: Glad it's over!!!!
« Reply #62 on: February 08, 2009, 07:09:23 PM »
Linda

When you show up, you are always such a wealth of information.  :) 

I believe the people of wikepedia and google might try and steal you away from us sjoggies here.  ;D

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Re: Glad it's over!!!!
« Reply #63 on: February 08, 2009, 08:57:53 PM »
Glad you are feeling better.

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Re: Glad it's over!!!!
« Reply #64 on: February 12, 2009, 07:41:16 PM »
It's never over my friends, now it's off to a nephrologists and an oncologist, more test, chemical bio therapy starts in about a week and oh yea, had to put my Dad in a hospice.

Thing don't get any better then that, do they ???

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Re: Glad it's over!!!!
« Reply #65 on: February 12, 2009, 07:48:27 PM »
I guess you really do have to wait for the fat lady to sing, Epson. Perhaps they will let you pick the tune, anyway.

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Re: Glad it's over!!!!
« Reply #66 on: February 12, 2009, 08:22:19 PM »
Sorry about your dad, Epson and your medical challenges.

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Re: Glad it's over!!!!
« Reply #67 on: February 12, 2009, 08:27:41 PM »
epson, Sorry about your Dad but I know you probably feel great relief knowing that he is where he is being taken good care of.

That was a good remark genko made---it ain't time for the fat lady to sing yet I guess. Heck if she is hanging around this website to sing she might as well go home. Hope all goes well with all your treatments. Will be thinking of you. Irish ;D

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Re: Glad it's over!!!!
« Reply #68 on: February 12, 2009, 08:34:42 PM »
Epson, I am sorry you have to go through all  this at same time as your fathers having illness also.

I hope you find ways to take a recess from the stress of it all.

  Whats a nephrologist ?

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Re: Glad it's over!!!!
« Reply #69 on: February 12, 2009, 11:28:11 PM »
Epson, perhaps a popsicle break now and then would make you feel better for a wee while?  Lucy

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« Reply #70 on: February 13, 2009, 03:54:52 AM »
Hi Epson
Sorry I'm only just catching up with your thread as not been around much due to few probs myself.  Sorry to hear your news, was going to say you must feel like you've been kicked in the teeth, more like kicked in the b***s in your case. 

Truly hope the treatment works for you, my thoughts and prayers are with you, and with your Dad also.

Love Wen x

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Re: Glad it's over!!!!
« Reply #71 on: February 13, 2009, 06:00:36 AM »
Kimbo,

A Nephrologist is a kidney specialist, the guy I am seeing is great, I couldn't ask for a better doctor.  My doctor told me that while SS can effect kidneys, it is doubtful that it would ever cause anyone to need dialysis.  That's good news.

Thanks to all, for your kind comments.  I just spent a day and a half in bed due to extreme fatigue and every joint and bone in my body is hurting, not to mention my Nether region.  This is all grinding me down, but we all go through this at one time or another.

Knowing that there will be more invasive procedures in the near future doesn't help.

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Re: Glad it's over!!!!
« Reply #72 on: February 13, 2009, 09:09:26 AM »
epson

i doubt anyones mood would be tip top in your situation, thoughts are with you, hang in there buddy we need you :)

Wen  hope your shingles is easing, let us know how your doing, thoughts with you too

T x