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KayTheCurler

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Pretty much what I have in mind. Living in a small town is really nice in some ways and a PITA in others. Something that can work for people who are getting older, people with chronic diseases and people who are just plain out of shape and need some reason to get going.
 

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I wonder Kay if it might work to gather with some people and use a video instruction method for some exercises? Maybe a church or community hall would have a bigger room with a big video screen? I really like these videos - I think she does an excellent job of explaining verbally & demonstrating what to do and why. Essentrics Aging Backwards #1-8 - YouTube Haha - helps that she used to be a ballerina - look at that flexibility & pointy toes! I'm so NOT like that! I have attended local essentrics classes & they were great, but a little pricey for me once retired. I'm not much good at exercising alone tho. So this year I've been going to a 'fit for bones' class at my local senior's centre - about 30 people & it's an hour long & just the right amount of challenge for me. Back to it on Thursday after a holiday break.
 

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There's also something as simple as this for a bit of gentle daily exercise - Exercises at the Kitchen Sink :) there are two videos - but this is the first -
Our physios would sometimes send the exercise booklet home with patients on discharge - that's how I learned about it.
 

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I just came home from a choir practice. I will join the choir. It is a woman's choir and was a lot of fun. I thought that as a second alto in a women's choir I wouldn't have to sing high notes. I was wrong. Oh well, it was still fun. Once my vocal chords are back in shape, I'll manage.
 

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I love being in our choir, even though I only sing in it a couple of Sundays each month (out doing LLWL the other Sundays, or babysitting in Michigan). I hope yours is as much fun as mine Northwind...We laugh a lot, which must be good vocal exercise.

I think I'll start to exercise to video...What a good idea. Thanks. I seem to need something these days...
 

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Choirs allow howling ... with mysterious songs ... you can pull a bete noire! The mystery thus goes on ...

Be prepared to meet folk that believe they know everything and some that know a lot and don't believe they know anything ... that's nothing!

Thus the essence of God floated above the deeps of mystery ... so stories could be abstracted for the amusement of demons in divine demonstration of how separation of secretions could be secreted away after desecration ...

Some even gnos hites ... thus red knows!
 

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When those vocal cords want to take a break, the tea and coffee cart is ready. Help yourself.


C(_)/ c\_/ c(_) c[_]
 

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With a grunt we heave into the coffee and scratch creation a la plume ... there are secreted iconage! May appear as Dick on edge or a cop named fish ... everything is a mystery to be immersed!

And the essence of God moved over the deeps ... says so in the great tome! The story provides a Wahl ... Jonah ... once the koine of Joe'n script ... that's common rite?

It too roles and rolls to the far side edge ... looking for :) as a bit 've Levite! Be quick now ... des elle ration?
 
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Northwind

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When those vocal cords want to take a break, the tea and coffee cart is ready. Help yourself.


C(_)/ c\_/ c(_) c[_]
Thanks. I've brought some honey for the tea. I think my vocal cords can use it. Oh, and here's a fresh lemon as well.
 

KayTheCurler

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I wonder Kay if it might work to gather with some people and use a video instruction method for some exercises? Maybe a church or community hall would have a bigger room with a big video screen? I really like these videos - I think she does an excellent job of explaining verbally & demonstrating what to do and why. Essentrics Aging Backwards #1-8 - YouTube Haha - helps that she used to be a ballerina - look at that flexibility & pointy toes! I'm so NOT like that! I have attended local essentrics classes & they were great, but a little pricey for me once retired. I'm not much good at exercising alone tho. So this year I've been going to a 'fit for bones' class at my local senior's centre - about 30 people & it's an hour long & just the right amount of challenge for me. Back to it on Thursday after a holiday break.
Thanks for this! My brain got busy as I realised that using videos just might work for a group. I use videos at home but would really prefer to get the social contact from being with others. . Tomorrow I'll contact someone from Health to make sure they haven't got something in the works. If they haven't I'll contact a church that has a variety of spaces and often shows movies. It is easy to get to and handicapped friendly.
 

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Good morning, all! Herewith, the hot beverage cart is ready.

C(_)/ c(_) c\_/ c[_]

With all the videos around, should we invest in a Wonderpopper to make popcorn?
 

Northwind

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Thanks for the coffee. Delicious as always. I've brought a bowl of old fashioned, popped-on-the-stovetop popcorn to share. Being a virtual bowl, it is always hot and never ending. Of course it is not burned. :) Enjoy
 

KayTheCurler

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I have some homemade buns to share - also some rather delicious Rosehip Jelly. Help yourselves.
 

Luce NDs

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When we can't care for the little people on the earth (ground-level) should we be reaching for the man on the moon?
 

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I had an appointment with my GP today - mostly because I ordered a disk of my MRI.
The reason I ordered the disk? My internist highly recommended it as none of my doctors have any more information than the same reports as I do about the size of the tumours. 5cm is the big factor for risks, and I know one is 4.4cm (just that one dimension, I wasn't given a x * y * z the way some other people are). I was looking for information about the general numbers in each range. Ie. so many under 1 cm, how many over 3 or 4 cm. LIke is the 2nd biggest 4.3cm.

It sounds like some of the testing from the biopsy likely was not done. Those tests are too look for certain mutations - one tends to be genetic and family members screened, one tends to rupture more easily, one has a pretty high rate of turning into cancer over time, etc. So this would affect some of my decisions.

My GP acknowledges the reason for why I have been reading so much about things and that it's not like I'm randomly googling symptoms. She also wants me to stop doing it at least for a while. I can't remember what I've shared, but there's been a huge mess of things. For one, I wasn't even going to get a referral initially by my Internist but I refused to just blindly follow his treatment plan (which I am doing now as the hepatologist requested it too and I already knew was something that would have to be tried) which is affecting other conditions and certainly wasn't when I was still recovering from the biopsy. It was only due to my request I got that referral - and am still waiting to see the hepatologist, request came via the receptionist. My internist can't even diagnose me as he has never heard of hepatic adenomatosis. So with everything that has piled on I am emotionally a mess. I agree with my GP. Now I have this disk though - couldn't help but look at it. It's not even just images, it's a whole program. Which my Internist seems to think I should be able to use to answer my questions. I suspect there are at least 3 that are big after playing around with it a bit but there's so much there. Have I even identified the liver correctly? I think so. Took me a minute to realize the right side is on the left. I'm confused how my intestines and everything else fits in, it looks huge compared to anything else I identified - even the lungs but it is abdominal so I think I'm not seeing all of them. ANNDDD ... I'm supposed to stop looking into things. The day I have this disk (I did only look at it with Chemguy, not on my own). I was also told to follow up with my hematologist to check about the biopsy tests. And my ENT prescribed me a new medication yesterday and I'm seeing a new dermatologist on monday ...

I also really feel like with how long things went with nothing being said to me about abnormal tests that if I didn't do this I would have likely only gotten it diagnosed after one ruptured, which on it's own is life-threatening. Add in the HAE and things are more complicated. So looking into things on my own likely may have prevented me from dying although I don't know how long I would have done before the rupture happened.

I agree I need to back off on things for a break. Will look at tests as they come in, but no more trying to interpret it all together myself for a while.
 
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KayTheCurler

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Sorry to hear that you are still having problems with accessing good medical care. In your shoes I would be tempted to contact Dr. Brian Goldman seeking a doctor who may be ale to address your problem. A bit of publicity often gets better results than following along blind alleys.
 

Carolla

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I agree I need to back off on things for a break. Will look at tests as they come in, but no more trying to interpret it all together myself for a while.
Sounds like a good decision ChemGal to give yourself some respite. I hope that seeing the hepatologist in future will be helpful - but until then not too much you can do except attend generally to your health & mood - and taking a break is an important part of that self-care. It's always a big challenge when having a condition that falls into the 'rare' or 'unusual' category, as we've discussed before. You are a good advocate for yourself, but recognizing limits to your own scope is important too.
 

ChemGal

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Sorry to hear that you are still having problems with accessing good medical care. In your shoes I would be tempted to contact Dr. Brian Goldman seeking a doctor who may be ale to address your problem. A bit of publicity often gets better results than following along blind alleys.
The hepatologist should be able to help.
It's just really frustrating, as ideally I could have seen one even before the biopsy and then the tests ordered would have been more precise right to start with.
As it is 2.5 months from the referral request to an appointment with a hepatologist is actually quite quick especially considering how good my liver function is. If my GP had made the referral it would have probably been longer and I do think my other issues are being taken into account for the urgency.
 

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Sunday morning and storm just getting started – freezing rain followed by snow and wind. many church services are being cancelled. Our church will be open – the Minister lives close enough to walk – and in each individual member will decide whether to attend. I'm leaving it up to Seelerman. I would like to go; and I believe we would have no trouble with our winter tires on our four-wheel-drive RAV4 and an experienced truck driver. But I will let that experience driver make the decision.(Seelerman drove truck most of his life, and part-time taxi in retirement).
I hate missing church.
 
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