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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: October 04, 2018, 11:12:45 PM »
We didn't get the flu shot , they were out of the stronger shot for older people .

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: October 04, 2018, 03:50:02 PM »
This afternoon Norm & I are going to get our flu shots .  I have had a cough so have been putting off getting the shot but it seems to be getting better .

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: October 03, 2018, 08:57:25 AM »
What a night .  I have a cough , Used the nebulizer before bed time but still coughed .  I tried a cough drop , didn't do much good . Took cough syrup , then had pain in my left hip . Finally got up at 5:00 a.m.  Maybe I can get a little nap this afternoon , I hope .

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: September 28, 2018, 06:57:39 PM »
In regards to the hearing yesterday I got so upset listening to the garbage I left the room & Norm watched it by himself .  I can't listen to arguing , when I was little I heard my Dad & sister argue & it threw me into a tizzy !  I saw the blood veins on my Dad's neck bulge & it scared me .  He died when I was 12 .
All is well here for a change .  Last Saturday we went on a Model T Ford tour & went to an old gold mine . There were mine tours but I chose not to go on it because of my breathing issues .  There was a group of us who chatted & waited for the others to come back from the tour .

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: September 09, 2018, 11:43:25 PM »
Our daughter lost both of her sons , youngest passed 5 years ago & her oldest son a year ago . Every year she she remembered the youngest son's passing & probably had a nervous break down . The boys (men) were very close & the oldest drank himself to death mourning his brother . Our daughter was by his bed side every day until he died .  This year she started drinking , I got a pm from her husband on facebook telling me she was passed out drunk on the bed & maybe I could talk with her , he had disabled her car . . I was recovering from food poisoning but called & left a message on her cellphone to please call us , we were concerned . She called & Norm talked with her . She said she was going to the doctor the next day & she did  .  Blood work was done & her potassium was extremely low .  The doctor gave her a prescription for some pills & a shot . She is to have more lab work done tomorrow .  Praying her heart wasn't affected .  She needs help badly & is getting counseling . Her husband is a gem ! 

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: September 07, 2018, 07:12:27 PM »
SharonE    The salsa was less than a week old & I finished of the last bit . Son had eaten some but he had no problem with it .
http://www.rojossalsa.com/

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: September 07, 2018, 12:20:35 PM »
I don't remember if I posted this or not , so scroll on by if I have .  I have been out of sync the past week after I had food poisoning on Sunday . I stayed home from church & was glad I did !  It was the intestinal form .  I saw the doctor on Tuesday & he confirmed that was what I had .  He asked me what I had been eating & it seems it was salsa I bought at the store , there was a bit left in the container & it must have been the culprit .  I haven't felt like eating & when I do its usually toast with peanut butter .

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Homemaking, Food & Gardening / Re: What's For Dinner?
« on: September 04, 2018, 07:40:06 PM »
Tater Tot Casserole
 shredded chicken
can of cream of mushroom soup
can of cream of celery soup
1/4 can of water
bag of frozen vegetables ( I use a bag of broccoli , carrots & cauliflower)
1-1/2 cups shredded cheese
can of sliced waterchestnuts
jar of marinated artichokes

Combine all & pour into a pan sprayed 9 X 13 inch baking dish . Place tater tots on top & bake at 350F until hot & bubbly in the center .

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: September 04, 2018, 06:16:26 PM »
I have been out of commisson for a few day with food poisoning . I saw my doctor this morning & he said that was it .  Salsa is the cause .

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Homemaking, Food & Gardening / Re: Yarn, Needles and Crafts
« on: August 23, 2018, 03:13:33 PM »
Thank you Mary Ann . I started with what is called a  "cake" .  The cake ended with the turquoise . From there I used yarn I had . The pattern is an octagonal granny pattern .

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Homemaking, Food & Gardening / Re: Yarn, Needles and Crafts
« on: August 23, 2018, 01:52:21 PM »
Another afghan for Project Linus . Alternate V Stitch & Double Crochet .
https://ibb.co/jy8bDK

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Homemaking, Food & Gardening / Re: Cooking Recipes
« on: August 12, 2018, 11:22:18 PM »
With all the hot weather we are having I'm making this to take to a potluck . It is from an old church cookbook . My husband's aunt brought it to a Thanksgiving dinner years ago & then my husband's mom gave me the church cookbook !


Green Bean Parmesan

3 cans French cut green beans

1/4 c. minced onion

1/2 c. salad oil

1/4 c. wine vinegar

1 tsp . salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

1/2 c . grated parmesan cheese

Mix remaining ingredients together & add drained green beans . Cover and chill well , stirring occasionally .



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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: August 11, 2018, 06:03:06 PM »
Have I showed you one of our old cars ?
https://ibb.co/dcOjap

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Homemaking, Food & Gardening / Re: Yarn, Needles and Crafts
« on: July 30, 2018, 06:02:09 PM »
Lovely, Alpiner; I can just see an older girl wrapping herself in the afghan to read or even to walk around with it as a wrap.

Mary Ann


I had one yarn cake . When I used it up I picked up on  some similar colors in the yarn cake from my stash & added them .

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Homemaking, Food & Gardening / Re: Yarn, Needles and Crafts
« on: July 30, 2018, 03:19:28 PM »
I crochet for Project Linus ( afghans for babies & older children in hospitals ) . Here is my latest afghan for an older child .

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: July 28, 2018, 05:50:29 PM »
There are knitting tutorials online . Here is one .  I don't knit , I crochet .  Like bubble said no dropped stitches with crochet .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHjftEZQxNc

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Homemaking, Food & Gardening / Artichoke Rice Salad
« on: July 26, 2018, 03:08:04 PM »
This salad is great to serve in hot weather .  Its one of son's favorites & I always double it .

Artichoke -Rice Salad

1 ( 7oz. ) Rice- A- Roni
2 green onion , chopped
1/2 green pepper , chopped
green stuffed pimento olives , as many as desired
2 jars ( 6oz. ) marinated artichokes
1/2 tsp . curry powder
1/2 c . mayonaise
Cook Rice A Roni . Let stand until cool .  Drain artichokes& save marinade . Add all vegetables to rice . Combine marinade with curry & mayonaise . Add rice & mix together .  Chill .

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: July 24, 2018, 03:46:18 PM »
I had an appt. with my primary care dr. this morning , had an EKG & he said I have the heart of an athlete !  He also told me the asthma & COPD are caused from a lung depression ( I fell when I was a child & now have a crooked back & the ribs on that side are pinching my lung ) .  A friend's husband gave me some information that helped him with his COPD . I told the dr. about it & he said it was to move mucus & that isn't my problem & I would have a reaction ! I told the man I would look into it but glad I didn't try it !  This man was a smoker & finally had to give up smoking . We don't have the same health problem .

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: July 21, 2018, 06:04:50 PM »
Thursday morning at 6:30 a.m. we flew to Oregon for my husband Norm's cousin Roger's memorial service at 2:00 p.m. Afterward family went to Roger's sister's home for a get together & lunch .
Our daughter came by train to Portland & we picked her up . My best friend from high school was Roger's high school girl friend & she & her husband came to the memorial service too .
Yesterday we  had lunch with our daughter , my friend , her husband . Afterward we drove our daughter to the train station for the trip home . We went to the airport in Portland & flew back home . I would have liked to stay longer but I have a dr.'s appt . next week .
So today has been grocery shopping & laundry !

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: July 17, 2018, 12:17:04 PM »
SCFSue    Norm is 82 , the dr. told him he is a 50 year old trapped in an 80 year old body !  He is  still very active , his mind is sharp .  He has 3 Model T Fords which her keeps in running order & we are in 3 parades a year !!  There currently is a club member's Model T in our garage that Norm is working on . He isn't happy unless he has grease under his finger nails !

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: July 16, 2018, 05:27:39 PM »
My husband told me this morning that he couldn't hear me breathing last night & was worried that I had died . He said he touched my arm & I moved . Scary huh ?

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: July 09, 2018, 10:31:02 PM »
They say bad things come in threes . Yep , cut my left index finger slicing a ham .

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: July 08, 2018, 05:05:15 PM »
Thursday & Friday were nightmares !   Thursday we started out for the casino & had a flat tire on the freeway . Norm called AAA & the driver couldn't find us , we waited in 97F heat . After the tire was changed we went on to the casino , had lunch & played the slots for a bit .  When we left we went to the tire store to get a new tire , didn't get home until 6:30 p.m.
Friday it was a good thing I did 2 loads of laundry & went to the store to pick up some thing for dinner . I didn't feel like cooking so I bought baked chicken from the deli .  At 11:00 a.m. the power went off because of hard winds & a brush fire in town along the freeway . It was 106F weather , no a/c .  Norm called son at work & asked him to pick up bottled water . We have both a well & municipal water .  So no well water & didn't want to turn on the municipal water because its pressures is higher & would cause water pipes to leak .  Son came home with the water & 3 battery operated fans !
We had a dinner of the cold baked chicken & leftover garlic bread . The power came on again at 6:30 p.m.

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: July 03, 2018, 10:52:33 PM »
I saw my cancer dr. last week & I told her I didn't think I needed an ultra sound of my abdomen . She suggested it when I was taking a pill that caused heart burn etc .  We agreed , no ultra sound . This morning I got a call about setting up an appt. for it .  My stomach is doing good & I know which foods trigger heart burn , so I avoid them . I'm feeling so much better since I stopped taking that pill !

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: June 28, 2018, 12:40:50 AM »
SCFSue   I was a bit on the chunky side & could even lose a bit more .

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: June 26, 2018, 10:31:15 PM »
My oxygen level was at 94 today , a big improvement ! I have been using a mechanism I was given while in the hospital for pneumonia in February .   I have lost a total of 13 lbs from no appetite . I have let my hair grow & Norm says I look 20 years younger ! Love that man !!  Our granddaughter had never seen me with longer hair & I sent her some pictures of when I was in my 30's . All she said was WOW !

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: June 26, 2018, 05:34:56 PM »
I had an appt. with the cancer dr. his morning .  She asked if I would like to try another medication to replace the Anastrozole  I was taking & had a bad reaction   to .  I told her I would rather not take any med & just have my regular mammograms .  The Anastrozole only gave a 10% chance of not getting cancer again .  At my age she she agreed to my choice .  This medication gave me some bad reactions . Before I started taking it a couple of my fingers would pop out of joint , after I started taking it in one afternoon it happened 4 times & was painful until I used my other hand to dislodge them !  I got very grumpy , had headaches , no appetite , heart burn , easily upset & crying & frustrated .  We agreed I would have lab work done & see her in 3 months from now on .                   

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: June 25, 2018, 05:51:59 PM »
I have an appt. with my cancer dr. for tomorrow . I got a call from her office today wanting to postpone it until next week , she thought I had an ultra sound on my abdomen & said the results would be in by then . But I didn't have one , huh ?  I'm keeping the appt. tomorrow to find out what is going on . I had some digestive problems but they are gone now since I stopped taking a med she had me on .

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: June 24, 2018, 04:10:29 PM »
I have decided to not bring the Nebulizer for the plane trip .  I will be okay with my inhalers .

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