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Posted on: Jun 22, 2020 04:40PM

bluedahlia wrote:

A little birdie told me to come back and save the day......

But some people without brains do an awful lot of talking... don't they? - Scarecrow, Wizard of Oz.
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Jan 12, 2021 06:38AM Chevyboy wrote:

Morning gals! Oh Divine I'm so sorry! By the way, does your name have any reference to the one and only great Ms. Midler? Back in the day, she was my FAVORITE singer!!! I used to drag my ironing board out on the back patio, and my little boom-box, and tapes,... mostly of Bette, and crank it up and iron away!! I would take in ironing for money, and listening to Mrs. M. made it a little more fun! Hah! I remember her "CRY, CRY BABY!" Man, she could really belt them out!

Also, our Daughter in Orlando told me about preventative things you might also try... Vit. D, and Pepcid, and lots of chocolate cokes.... kidding.... I mean water. Her friend, and ER doc, told her about these things.... Hope you are feeling better!

I was up on our 2-step stool, fooling around up in our closet shelf, and when coming down, I accidently missed the last step! I fell against the day-bed frame, and then onto the floor. The floor wasn't so hard, because I fell against the wooden day bed, and I managed to crawl myself up by holding onto the bed! But I think I cracked some ribs.... MAN they hurt... I googled my dilemma and just pretty sure all I can do is take Aleve, and use icy-hot, and those patches, and just moan a lot.

I mean nothing is sticking out, and it's just really bruised on my lower side... It only hurts when I breathe or more. Kidding....It really does hurt, but it's maybe getting better... going on day 3.

I emailed my Doc.... haven't heard back... but I just don't want to go for x-rays.... unless I get worse. So far so good... Anyone else hurt their ribs, and bruised them?


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Jan 12, 2021 06:47AM DogMomRunner wrote:

DivineMrsM- I tested positive the week before Christmas. My only symptoms were some bad headaches, coughing, a little shortness of breath and some congestion. I never had a fever. No antibiotics for me. I am back at work and still have an occasional cough but nothing else. I echo what Ruth said about moving around but if your body is telling you to rest then do as much of that as you need.

I hope you don't end up testing positive but most people have mild symptoms even when they get it. Hopefully that will be the case for you.

Good on Belichick for turning down a medal from Trump


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Jan 12, 2021 07:23AM Spookiesmom wrote:

Yeah Chevy, I know you were in your high heels dancing around. 😂😂. Girl, you be careful!!!!

Devine, feel better soon, take it easy till you do.

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Jan 12, 2021 07:45AM Chevyboy wrote:

A friend shared this and I thought it was worth spreading the advice.. I hope you don't have to use this but it might be helpful if you do .

Very close to what the ER nurse told me when I went to the ER.

HOW TO FIGHT COVID AT HOME

No one ever talks about how to fight Covid at home. I came down with Covid in November. I went to the hospital, running a fever of 103, a rapid heart beat, and other common symptoms that come with Covid. While I was there they treated me for the high fever, dehydration and pneumonia.

The doctor sent me home to fight Covid with two prescriptions - Azithromycin 250mg & Dexamethason 6mg. When the nurse came in to discharge me, I asked her, "What can I do to help fight this at home?" She said, "Sleep on your stomach at all times with Covid. If you can't sleep on your stomach because of heath issues sleep on your side. Do not lay on your back no matter what because it smashes your lungs and that will allow fluid to set in.

Set your clock every two hours while sleeping on your stomach, then get out of bed and walk for 15-30 min, no matter how tired or weak that you are. Also move your arms around frequently, it helps to open your lungs. Breathe in thru your nose, and out thru your mouth. This will help build up your lungs, plus help get rid of the Pneumonia or other fluid you may have.

When sitting in a recliner, sit up straight - do not lay back in the recliner, again this will smash your lungs. While watching TV - get up and walk during every commercial.

Eat at least 1 - 2 eggs a day, plus bananas, avocado and asparagus.These are good for Potassium. Drink Pedialyte, Gatorade Zero, Powerade Zero & Water with Electrolytes to prevent you from becoming dehydrated. Do not drink anything cold - have it at room temperature or warm it up. Water with lemon, and little honey, peppermint tea, apple cider are good suggestions for getting in fluids. No milk products, or pork. Vitamin's D3, C, B, Zinc, Probiotic One-Day are good ideas. Tylenol for fever. Mucinex, or Mucinex DM for drainage, plus helps the cough. Pepcid helps for cramps in your legs. One baby aspirin everyday can help prevent getting a blood clot, which can occur from low activity. "

Drink a smoothie of blueberries, strawberries, bananas, honey, tea and a spoon or two of peanut butter.

We always hear of how Covid takes lives, but there isn't a lot of information out there regarding how to fight Covid. I hope this helps you or someone you know, just as it has helped me.

Copy and paste please.

Don't walk ahead of me, I might not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not want to lead. Just walk beside me & be my friend. Dx 11/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+
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Jan 12, 2021 07:49AM Chevyboy wrote:

Spooks! No, that's how I broke my hip, Hah! Dancing at mid-night, out in the alley, on that pole.... You remembered! Loopy

Don't walk ahead of me, I might not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not want to lead. Just walk beside me & be my friend. Dx 11/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+
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Jan 12, 2021 08:04AM DivineMrsM wrote:

Starting the morning out on a light note


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Jan 12, 2021 08:27AM DivineMrsM wrote:

Oh my gosh, Chevy, I’m sorry to hear of your tumble. I missed a step before and ended up with a severe ankle sprain, awful. Hopefully it is just a matter of cracked or bruised ribs and that they heal quickly. If you don’t mind my saying, I know several women who took tumbles like that and had far worse consequences, one being my sister who ended up with a titanium rod in her thigh, and my dental technician who had to have numerous foot surgeries and all manner of plates and screws to fix her up. She said, as she recuperated, her young daughter kept saying, “If only you hadn’t missed that last step, Mommy.” But I’m not minimizing your pain or situation, only think you were fortunate to some degree.

Thank you all for the Covid advice, for sharing your personal experience with Covid and the good wishes to get through this, Very appreciated! Ruth, I had forgot about those oximeters monitoring oxygen levels, so thank you for mentioning that, I have ordered one from Amazon Prime. I also got out my notebook and will keep track of temperature and oxygen readings. I ordered Pepcid AC and will wait to see, if positive, what my pcp advises. He is head of our county health dept so he and his office personnel should be quite knowledgable on how to guide Covid patients.

I don’t feel too off this morning, slept okay, but still running a fever, thermometer said 101.5. I took that under my tongue and read that you should add one-half to one degree to the reading. If that’s actually true, then the temp would be 102 to 102.5. Not much coughing at all today and breathing okay. Last year at this time, due to taking Verzenio, I ended up with very low red blood counts which left me horribly short of breath so I know what that feels like (I got a blood transfusion).. I’m glad the oximeter will help monitor oxygen levels.


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Jan 12, 2021 08:42AM - edited Jan 12, 2021 08:49AM by DivineMrsM

That is a very classy statement from Bill Belichick, whom normally I don't care for being a Steelers fan but his like-ability quotient for me went all the way up to the top after reading what he said.

Unlike that asshole Rep Jim Jordan from Ohio. Hated him since day one. Hoping he gets embroiled a a scandal that derails his political career.


A story that caught my attention is the arrest of a 53 year old retired Air Force veteran who was carrying zip-tie cuffs inside the Capital. He was dressed in military gear and claims he happened to pick the zip tie cuffs up from the ground and was planning to hand them to a police officer. Yeah, right. The best part is his ex-wife was one of the people who turned him in. The sad part is, “retired Air Force veteran" now a domestic terrorist.

And then there is the white-washing of the story. While looking up the facts of the case, People magazine's article make NO reference to this man being a retired Air Force veteran. Stuff like that pisses me off.

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Jan 12, 2021 08:44AM DivineMrsM wrote:

Heather Cox Richardson

January 11, 2021 (Monday)

This morning began with House Democrats filing one article of impeachment against Trump, charging him with "incitement of insurrection." It makes its case by noting that Trump's months of lies about the election and his inflammatory speech to the rally on January 6-- including lines like "if you don't fight like hell you're not going to have a country anymore"—led directly to "violent, deadly, destructive and seditious acts."

The article also noted Trump's attempt to subvert the election through his phone call on January 2, 2021, to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, demanding he "find" enough votes to overturn the results of the presidential election in the state. Including this in the impeachment article will prevent Georgia Governor Brian Kemp from pardoning Trump for it.

The article says that Trump is, and will remain, "a threat to national security, democracy, and the Constitution if allowed to remain in office, and has acted in a manner grossly incompatible with self-governance and the rule of law." He must be removed from office and disqualified from any future positions in the U.S. government.

This document and the procedures around it tell us far more than their simplicity suggests.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had announced the day before that the House would take up a resolution, advanced by Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD), that called on Vice President Mike Pence "to convene and mobilize the Cabinet to activate the 25th Amendment to declare the President incapable of executing the duties of his office, after which the Vice President would immediately exercise powers as acting President." The resolution did not speak to the physical or mental health of the president, but focused on his inability to fulfill his duty to respect the legitimate results of the Presidential election, accept the peaceful transfer of power, protect the people of the United States, and see that the laws be faithfully executed.

This resolution was a generous offer to Republicans. It limited its condemnation of Trump to his quite obvious refusal to accept the election results, rather than digging deeper into his behavior. Pelosi also called for Unanimous Consent to bring up the Raskin resolution. This was a way to give cover to Republicans who didn't want to go on the record against Trump, but who want him out of power in favor of Pence.

Although extremist Republicans are trying to argue that removing Trump shows Democratic partisanship, in fact, Pelosi was trying to give Republicans as much cover as possible.

It was a Trump Republican who shot that down. Representative Alex Mooney (R-WV) objected to Unanimous Consent, which means that when the measure comes up again tomorrow, each Republican will have to vote either for it or against it. Mooney has condemned his fellow Republicans who would not go along with Trump's election claims, and now he is forcing them to go on record. In other words, he is making a play to force Republicans behind Trump.

The House will vote on the Raskin resolution tomorrow and will take up impeachment on Wednesday. There should be enough votes to pass both.

The tide is running strongly now against Trump and those who have supported him in his attack on our democracy. What had been shock on Wednesday is hardening into fury. Yesterday, Representative Peter Meijer (R-MI) tweeted: "I still can't wrap my head around the fact that the President of the United States was completely MIA while the next three individuals in the lines of succession (VP, Speaker of House, Senate Pres[ident] Pro Tempore) were under assault in the Capitol. Unconscionable."

As of tonight, the government remains MIA. We have had no briefings from the White House, FBI, Department of Homeland Security, or the Justice Department about what happened on January 6, or what has happened since. And now acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf has resigned, effective at midnight tonight. He will be replaced by FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor.

The crisis is breaking the Republican Party in two. Newly elected House members have expressed dismay that they have not gotten clear instructions from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on how they should approach this week's votes. They say they only have the sense he would like them to support the president: pretty weak sauce to hold a coalition together.

McCarthy has his own troubles. He is closely tied to the president—Trump called him "my Kevin"-- and has been telling people that the Republicans will take the House in 2022 as voters turn against Biden, who is inheriting a colossal mess that it appears Republicans are working to make as bad as possible. But suddenly Trump is toxic. All of a sudden, McCarthy is talking about unity and working across the aisle: "As leaders, we must call on our better angels and refocus our efforts on working directly for the American people."

McCarthy is facing the same problem Senator Rick Scott (R-FL), the new chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee is: they are supposed to bring in campaign cash, but suddenly corporations are announcing they will no longer make political donations… at least to Republicans. Judd Legum and Tesnim Zekeria at Popular Information yesterday broke the story that Marriott, BlueCross BlueShield, and Commerce Bank would not contribute to the 147 Republicans who objected to the counting of the electoral votes in Congress. That's more than half the Republicans in Congress. Verizon, AT&T, and Amazon have now joined that boycott. Citigroup, 3M, Facebook, Microsoft, Google, and JPMorgan Chase have all halted political giving for several months, and a number of other companies say they are reevaluating their giving. T-Mobile told Popular Information: "The assault on the U.S. Capitol and on democracy was unacceptable."

It is no wonder that both McCarthy and Scott are madly backpedaling from their former pro-Trump stances and now calling for an end to partisan rancor. According to Jonathan Swan of Axios, in a phone call this morning, Trump tried to tell McCarthy it was "Antifa people" who stormed the Capitol. But McCarthy was having none of it: "It's not Antifa, it's MAGA. I know. I was there." When Trump tried to rant about election fraud, McCarthy interrupted: "Stop it. It's over. The election is over."

But the crisis is not. Army and police forces are investigating their officers who either did participate or may have participated in the riot. The FBI warned today that online activists are planning armed protests in Washington, D.C., and at all fifty state capitols between January 16 and 20, although it is not clear that their plans will translate into mass protests. In the wake of the attack, Trump supporters are harassing lawmakers, making them fear for the safety of themselves and their families.

As Yale historian Joanne Freeman noted, threats of political violence are a means of intimidation, a way to dominate a situation when a party does not have the support of the majority. Trump's approval rating has dropped to 33%, with 60% of voters disapproving of his job performance. Fifty-six percent of voters blame Trump for the storming of the Capitol.

Trump supporters are growing more violent perhaps because the wave against them is building. Today Hillary Clinton called for impeachment and condemned white supremacy, hardly a surprise coming from the former Democratic presidential candidate, but the news that former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a well-regarded retired four-star general and Republican senior statesman, has rejected the Republican Party sits a little harder. Perhaps even worse is that Bill Belichick, general manager of the New England Patriots and previously a Trump supporter, today declined to accept Trump's offer of a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Insurgents now face institutional pressure, as well. The Department of Justice and the FBI are tracking down more than 150 suspects for prosecution—so far—and hackers today claimed to have captured the personal data of Parler users from Parler servers, including material that users believed they had deleted after the January 6 Capitol riot. Since rioters stole laptops and documents that included items relating to national security, they are not going to be able to drop off the radar screen.

Trump is also under pressure, the pressure of impeachment, of course, and the loss of his social media platforms. He is also under financial pressure, as Deutsche Bank, the only bank that would still lend to him, has announced it will no longer do business with him. But, according to Maggie Haberman at the New York Times, what is upsetting him most is that the PGA has pulled its 2022 golf championship from Trump's Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club.

That, not the riots, not the deaths, not impeachment, and certainly not the coronavirus--which has now killed more than 375,000 of us—has "gutted" him.

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Jan 12, 2021 09:01AM Chevyboy wrote:

Divine... Are we the only ones up?. .Hah! Okay, The last time I fell was in the alley, stepped on a rock, twisted my ankle, went down like a truck on my hip! Dead in the water! Almost pulled my husbands pants down, trying to pull myself up... But the neighbor came home, with a wheel-chair in his trunk.... got a ride home down the alley, went to ER, and got a rod down my femur, and a couple screws! THAT took awhile!

Nah, I'm okay.... glad I didn't fall on THAT hip again. If I could just be more careful!

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Jan 12, 2021 09:06AM ruthbru wrote:

  • Broken or bruised ribs Bruised or broken ribs can be very painful, but usually heal by themselves. Check if you have a bruised or broken rib Broken or bruised ribs are usually caused by a fall, a blow to the chest or severe coughing.Symptoms include:
    • strong pain in your chest area, particularly when you breathe in
    • swelling or tenderness around the affected ribs
    • sometimes bruising on the skin
    • feeling or hearing a crack if it's a broken rib
    Ribs cannot be easily splinted or supported like other bones, so they're usually left to heal naturally.There's often no need for an X-ray. Things you can do yourself Broken or bruised ribs heal in the same way and usually get better by themselves within 3 to 6 weeks.There are some things you can do to help ease pain and speed up healing: Do
  • take painkillers, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen – avoid taking ibuprofen for 48 hours after your injury as it may slow down healing
  • hold an ice pack (or a bag of frozen peas in a tea towel) to the affected ribs regularly in the first few days to bring down swelling
  • rest and take time off work if you need to
  • breathe normally and cough when you need to – this helps clear mucus from your lungs to prevent chest infections
  • if you need to cough, hold a pillow against your chest
  • walk around and sometimes move your shoulders to help you breathe and clear mucus from your lungs
  • take 10 slow, deep breaths every hour to help clear your lungs

    • try to sleep more upright for the first few nights
  • Don't
  • do not wrap a bandage tightly around your chest to stop your lungs expanding properly
  • do not lie down or stay still for a long time
  • do not strain yourself or lift heavy objects
  • do not play any sports or do any exercise that makes your pain worse
  • do not smoke – stopping smoking may also help your recovery

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jan 12, 2021 09:36AM - edited Jan 12, 2021 09:37AM by DivineMrsM

Here's an insightful article that shows photos of the various extremist symbols seen at the Capital Hill insurrection and describes what they mean.


Decoding the extremist symbols, groups at the Capitol Hill insurrection

CNNWire

https://abc7ny.com/capitol-riot-the-insurrection-act-extremist-symbols/9535204/



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Jan 12, 2021 10:38AM Chevyboy wrote:

THANKS RUTH! I copied and pasted and sent it to me by email! These suggestions will help!.... Considering I haven't heard from MY Doctor... Hah!

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Jan 12, 2021 10:41AM - edited Jan 12, 2021 10:41AM by cm2020

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Jan 12, 2021 10:43AM cm2020 wrote:

Chevyboy....Thank you SO much for the home treatment of Covid advice. I copied it and sent it to my e-mail in case we need it (oh how I pray we don't). It is nice to know some actions we can take at home to help ourselves.

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Jan 12, 2021 10:43AM ruthbru wrote:

Chevy, just call me Doctor Ruth! Happy

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Jan 12, 2021 10:50AM Spookiesmom wrote:

Chevy, how could I forget??🤣

Every body stay safe and feel better.

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Jan 12, 2021 12:17PM Trishyla wrote:

One thing to add to chevyboy's great covid treatment list is Zyrtec (cetirizine). It and Pepcid are anti inflammatories. They help with keeping the lungs clear. I saw the info on an NIH bulletin, so I asked me GP about it. She confirmed that they are safe to take together and are highly effective against mild to moderate cases. Good luck, Divine. I hope your case is mild.

A little positive news to share. Like Jelson, I live in a huge liberal bubble. The kind where a guy in a MAGA hat was in the supermarket back in October and everyone, and I do mean everyone, stopped and stared. It was so jarring and out of place I don't think any of us had ever seen a blatant Trump supporter up close. The only supporters I knew were my husband's dimwitted cousin and my best friend's brothers and husband.

I spoke to my best friend today. Her older brother posted an incredibly scathing rebuke of Trump on his Facebook page. Her husband and younger brother both added supportive comments. They are done with Trump, and possibly even with the Republican party for refusing to condemn him. These guys were "business " Republicans who refused to see what the party had become. They see it now.

That small bit of news, along with a Quinnipiac poll that found 70% of Americans are rightly appalled by the events of 1/6, have given me hope that things will get better. Well, that and the fact that Trump's approval rating is at 33%. Even their corporate overlords are abandoning the Republican party. About time. I guess they realized a violent overthrow of our government is bad for business. Better late than never.




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Jan 12, 2021 02:19PM DivineMrsM wrote:

Thanks, Trish, for the Zyrtec suggestion, I have ordered some.

That’s a funny visual of the MAGA hat wearer at your grocery store. I remember the first time I saw, in person, a man wearing one in 2016. It was at a mall. He was 30-ish, nice looking and like he was wearing it for the first time. I tried to diminish my shocked glance at it, but he had a smirk on his face and a “hot-damn, this hat attracts attention!” attitude, reveling in people’s reactions. Like it gave him power.

Wow, that’s a pretty big about-face for your friend’s brothers and husband, especially to be willing to go public with it. And I hope many others finally throw the towel in on Trump.

It seems like this time, Trump is getting penalized, finally, in really big ways, hitting him and the Republicans where it counts.


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Jan 12, 2021 03:02PM DivineMrsM wrote:

I wonder if there’s any chance Biden would be sworn in earlier in the day at an undisclosed location to officially make him President and then have the ceremonial swearing in on the Capital steps. Then in case Armageddon breaks out, Biden has all U.S. forces at his command.

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Jan 12, 2021 03:23PM - edited Jan 12, 2021 03:26PM by ruthbru

Future first dog Major Biden, adopted from a shelter, to get virtual 'indoguration'

By Lauren M. Johnson, CNN

The Biden&#39;s dog Major will be the first shelter dog in the White House. The Biden's dog Major will be the first shelter dog in the White House.

(CNN)President-elect Joe Biden is not the only one getting some fanfare as he enters the White House -- his rescue dog, Major, is being honored by the shelter he came from.

The Bidens adopted Major, a German shepherd, in 2018 from the Delaware Humane Association (DHA). The shelter and Pumpkin Pet Insurance are now hosting a virtual event to celebrate the first shelter dog in the White House. The shelter is calling it the "largest virtual party for dogs."

The "indogeration" event is scheduled for January 17, three days before Inauguration Day, and will be hosted by Jill Martin of NBC's "Today." A $10 minimum donation is required to join the Zoom event and all proceeds go to the DHA.

Though Major is the first shelter dog in the White House, he is not the first rescue. Before Major there was Yuki, a mixed breed pup abandoned by his owner at a gas station in Texas and rescued by President Lyndon B. Johnson's daughter Luci. Bill Clinton's family cat, Socks, was also a rescue.

And Major won't be the only canine in the White House. The Bidens also have Champ, another German shepherd.

**I thought we needed a 'feel good story' for a break break in the American Carnage.

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Jan 12, 2021 05:01PM - edited Jan 12, 2021 05:02PM by Chevyboy

Thanks Trish! I went in my little "med drawer".... And I DO have some Zyrtec there.... along with lots of other outdated stuff! That's all just in case we DO get the virus.

Are all of you getting the vaccine? I'm kind of afraid, because of all the times years ago I went into shock after pollen shots, and had to have adrenalin... And for bee-stings, and plant-sprays... etc!

I know I won't get one from Safeway, or a grocery store. And are any of you as old as I am? 38 ?..... wait.... I mean 83..... close.

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Jan 12, 2021 05:43PM - edited Jan 12, 2021 06:07PM by ruthbru

I will get the vaccine as soon as I can. A friend of mine who has had allergic reactions in the past said she'll get her at her clinic instead of a pharmacy or mass event just in case she has a problem.

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jan 12, 2021 05:43PM exbrnxgrl wrote:

Chevy boy,

I am fast approaching 65, so you beat me! Yes, I will definitely get the vaccine. I am tier 1B (teacher) so I am hoping it will be offered soon. I have no qualms about where I get it but you have had some adverse reactions so I would definitely let the vaccine provider know. My younger dd got her first Moderna dose today. She works in a residential mental health facility

Bilateral mx 9/7/11 with one step ns reconstruction. As of 11/21/11, 2cm met to upper left femur Dx 7/8/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 11/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/21/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/21/2011 Bone Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2014 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Jan 12, 2021 05:59PM YesIamaDragon wrote:

exbrnxgirl: Are you a knitter or a hooker?

Dx 6/2019, IDC, Right, 2cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy Targeted Therapy Kadcyla (T-DM1, ado-trastuzumab) Surgery Chemotherapy Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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Jan 12, 2021 06:00PM Spookiesmom wrote:

Went for a blood draw last week. Vampire said my PCP will be getting 1000 doses. They would call to set up appointment. So I’ll go there. In certain counties here Publix is doing the shots. But with prior allergic reactions probably better to go to dr.

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Jan 12, 2021 06:16PM - edited Jan 12, 2021 06:16PM by exbrnxgrl

yeslama dragon,

I'm a knitter. You noticed the old Ravelry logo, right? How about you?

Bilateral mx 9/7/11 with one step ns reconstruction. As of 11/21/11, 2cm met to upper left femur Dx 7/8/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 11/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/21/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/21/2011 Bone Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2014 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Jan 12, 2021 06:35PM Wren44 wrote:

Chevy, I'm 80 and definitely plan to get the vaccine. I had problems after taking penicillin, so will definitely get it somewhere with rescue equipment available. DD will also get it at a medical facility. She carries an epi pen for walnuts.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Jan 12, 2021 07:13PM - edited Jan 12, 2021 07:14PM by Miriandra

I don't know which blogs that ER nurse was reading, but their advice was more than a bit sketchy. Sleeping on your back doesn't "smash" your lungs. Based on what I've read so far, stomach sleeping has shown benefits for ventilated patients with highly impacted lung function. The going idea is that when you sleep on your back, your belly or chest is the primary area that expands to open the lungs. When you are prone, the back opens up to pull air in - effectively shifting some of your respiration to different sections of your lungs. If these different lung sections are less impacted by the infection or pneumonia, it could improve oxygen intake. However, these improvements have only been seen in highly ill patients. Most people should sleep in the position that is the most comfortable.

When Sleeping Prone Might Help

As for waking up every 2 hours, that's complete garbage. You need sleep - good, continuous, deep sleep - to heal properly. If you wake yourself up, you'll interrupt your ability to move between the proper sleep stages, and you may not get enough of the deep sleep stages your body needs to repair itself. Your body does most of its healing, including production of T-cells (which are essential when fighting an infection), in the 3rd and 4th stages of sleep. While you may make it through a complete sleep cycle in two hours, it's not worth it to interrupt the next one and miss the deep sleep benefits.

Experts Caution Against At-Home COVID Advice

I hope it's just a bug and not The Bug. Take care of yourself, get good rest, and I hope you're feeling better super fast.

Dx 5/31/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, 0/1 nodes, ER+ Surgery 8/14/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left
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Jan 12, 2021 07:15PM YesIamaDragon wrote:

knitter and spinner, but both on hiatus mostly due to wrist injuries. Which KILLED me when I was in the 10-12 hour days in onc during TCHP! I finally had time to knit!

Dx 6/2019, IDC, Right, 2cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy Targeted Therapy Kadcyla (T-DM1, ado-trastuzumab) Surgery Chemotherapy Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab)

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