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Answers To The Osteoarthritis Quiz & More
Friday, November 03, 2017      15 comments

1. All are good for people with osteoarthritis except: A: Taking It Easy 2. The following may cause osteoarthritis: E: All of the above Trauma, Obesity, Family History, Other Diseases. 3. The person with osteoarthritis should... Read more
Test Your Knowledge: Osteoarthritis Quiz
Thursday, November 02, 2017      17 comments

Take the quiz below and I will give you the correct answers tomorrow to see how well you did. I have Osteoarthritis and have experienced many of the signs listed. Feeling like your legs are buckling when you stand and experiencing in... Read more
Another Pleasant Surprise.............
Wednesday, November 01, 2017      17 comments

One of the MANY things I love about this site is how much sharing goes on that is truly helpful in so many ways. When I asked about actual experience with the Cervical Spinal Surgery that I had done last Friday, I immediately received a reply f... Read more
A Surprise Of The Very Best Kind....................
Tuesday, October 31, 2017      22 comments

I am a firm believer in giving credit where credit is due. If I don't feel that I have been treated fairly in some areas of my life..............I talk about them and what should be done to make it better. If I am going to do that, then I shou... Read more
Not A Good Third Day After Surgery
Monday, October 30, 2017      22 comments

By today, I am quite sure that the heavy-duty drugs given to me during my surgery and also on Saturday, are out of my system. When I left the hospital on Saturday, the nurse asked me if I wanted a prescription for Oxycodone. I have become very... Read more
My Surgery Is Finally Over.................
Sunday, October 29, 2017      33 comments

Friday, October 27th, at 3 PM, I had my Cervical Spinal Surgery. The only negative thing that happened that day was during the pre-op session. The nurse gave me two soft wipes coated with an antiseptic to rub on my throat area. About 5 minute... Read more
Good Bye For A While.............
Thursday, October 26, 2017      27 comments

I am finally having my Cervical Spine Surgery. I have to be at the Hospital tomorrow at 12:45 PM and the surgery is scheduled for 2:50 PM. If all goes well, the surgery should take about 3 hours. Then it will be on to Post-Op which usually ta... Read more
Is This In Our 'Not Too Distant' Future?
Wednesday, October 25, 2017      17 comments

Hello! Is this Gordon's Pizza? No sir---it's Google Pizza. I must have dialed a wrong number. Sorry. No sir---Google bought Gordon's Pizza last month. OK. I would like to order a pizza. Do you want your usual, sir? ... Read more
Last Of the Habits That Can Boost Your Immune System
Tuesday, October 24, 2017      13 comments

10. Cut Back On The Booze: Alcohol plays a major role in how we socialize and celebrate. But too much can weaken your defenses and cause you to get sick more often. How much is too much? More than 2 drinks a day for men and more than one fo... Read more
Even More Habits That Can Boost Your Immune System
Monday, October 23, 2017      14 comments

7. Supplements: Some of these products can help your immune system, but we need more research to know for sure if they're really good for You. Because they can interact with other medicines, let your doctor know if you want to try them. He c... Read more
More Habits That Can Boost Your Immune System
Sunday, October 22, 2017      19 comments

4. Look On The Bright Side: When you think good thoughts, your body's defenses work better. Want to stay in your Happy Place? Savor the things you enjoy. Look for a silver lining-----even in tough times-----and try not to dwell on the bad s... Read more
Habits That Can Boost Your Immune System
Saturday, October 21, 2017      21 comments

1. Kick Back and Relax: Some stress can be a good thing. It helps your body get ready for a challenge. But if it lasts too long, that's bad news. Studies show it can weaken your body's defense system. Avoid it when you can. Make it a poin... Read more
Is It Better Raw or Cooked?
Friday, October 20, 2017      23 comments

Raw: Beets: Beets lose more than 25% of their folate when cooked; eat them raw to preserve this brain compound. Broccoli: Heating deactivates myrosinase, an enzyme in broccoli that helps cleanse the liver of carcinogens. Onions... Read more
She Is An Angel..........
Thursday, October 19, 2017      18 comments

I am scheduled for Cervical Spinal Surgery on October 27th. Since this surgery has been postponed 3 times due to cardio testing the first time and then allergies followed by a sinus infection, I decided to be the "woman in a bubble" until I le... Read more
Just A Bit Of Lightness
Wednesday, October 18, 2017      19 comments

Things aren't always as they appear. A woman was flying from Seattle to San Francisco. Unexpectedly, the plane was diverted to Sacramento along the way. The flight attendant explained that there would be a delay, and if the passengers ... Read more

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