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Juliebove

Member Since 22 Dec 2006
Offline Last Active May 08 2014 05:20 PM
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Another Stupid Mistake!

17 March 2014 - 06:50 PM

Bought soy cheese for daughter to make her some pizza. She doesn't normally like pizza but she did like some expensive soy cheese stuff from Whole Foods. I figured I could make it for less money. But she never ate it.

So I figured I would. Had daughter use it in my food twice. It was pretty good so I ordered more. Then went to make some quick nachos for myself. Yeah, I shouldn't be up but daughter has tons of things she must do tonight.

Anyway... Ingredients showed dairy! Gah! I really did know better. Would explain the big D that I had. Why would they put dairy in soy cheese? Some rice cheese has it too. Makes no sense. If I could eat dairy, I'd eat real cheese!

Could You Just Try It? Grrr...

10 March 2014 - 12:47 AM

I am recovering from a foot wound and was told by a Dr. And nurse to eat more protein to help it heal faster. DR. Was displeased with my eating beef and bacon because of the fat. Urged me to eat beans. I love beans and normally eat them daily but the strong antibiotics I am in are caused big D so... Trying not to eat so many seeds, nuts and beans.

I try not to eat soy as it causes me to have thyroid problems. Am intolerant to all dairy, eggs, lamb, chicken, fish, shellfish, some nuts and many other things. Due to gastoparesis, I don't digest meat well and might puke it up. Since I am not supposed to walk, I am trying not to deliberately eat that which would cause distress involving the toilet from either end!

But today I got into it with two different people. One pushing me to eat tuna and the other, dairy. Dairy is forbidden with this antibiotic I am taking. But I know how ill it makes me. Runs right through me and also causes ear and sinus trouble. Not sure what tuna does as I never ate much if it, but when the test showed positive, I gave it up.

So... What can I say to people who urge me to try that which will sicken me? They are angry that I won't try their suggestions. The one person even pointed out that their are many kinds of dairy. Yeah. And the all make me sick!

Unable To Cook!

05 March 2014 - 06:25 AM

Long story short... Nail went through bottom of my boot and into my foot. Did not notice the damage till 12 hours later. Felt pain but put hand in boot and could not find the source of the pain so assumed it was diabetic neuropathy pain. Oops! So... Infection set in. Hospital stay, operation and now home where I must keep the foot elevated above my heart for perhaps 2 months!

Survived the hospital but did bring some food with me. My dad had been in there prior so I already knew the menu. The black beans, rice and pico de gallo were yummy though!

Now home and want to cook. Family wants me to cook. Have a large stockpile but.... Most stuff needs cooked. Daughter is willing to microwave but both she and her dad fear the stove/oven. Did talk her through heating a can of soup and using the oven for frozen food once. But she would prefer not to.

Did buy microwave pasta and rice cookers. The pasta cooker will only do small shapes and both are designed to cook only one serving so, PITA. Have been living off of canned beans and tortilla chips, precooked hamburger patties, microwave baked potatoes, salad and other veg and fruit.

Sent out for huge Chinese order, mainly so I could get rice. Most of that food went to husband. Placed two grocery delivery orders and ordered more stuff online but that's expensive! Plus there is not a lot of prepared food that daughter can eat and even less that I can. Daughter and husband are rather hopeless to send to the store. Tried that twice! SIL has helped but I have only asked her for a few specific things.

I guess this is mostly a rant. Daughter should be able to cook at 15 and so should husband, but neither have an interest. I do have a nice bar stool. Am hoping in a few weeks I can at least sit there for long enough to cut up a block of cheese and make a big batch of that chicken that my family loves! I can't eat these things but at least it would save me money. I had been making tostadas but even in the microwave, too many steps for daughter so she won't make. Just ordered more canned chili and a few Amy's things that I can eat. Plus plenty of nuts. This is such a drag! I see all sorts of frozen prepared meals for sale, but I can't eat them. Wah!


Long story short... Nail went through bottom of my boot and into my foot. Did not notice the damage till 12 hours later. Felt pain but put hand in boot and could not find the source of the pain so assumed it was diabetic neuropathy pain. Oops! So... Infection set in. Hospital stay, operation and now home where I must keep the foot elevated above my heart for perhaps 2 months!

Survived the hospital but did bring some food with me. My dad had been in there prior so I already knew the menu. The black beans, rice and pico de gallo were yummy though!

Now home and want to cook. Family wants me to cook. Have a large stockpile but.... Most stuff needs cooked. Daughter is willing to microwave but both she and her dad fear the stove/oven. Did talk her through heating a can of soup and using the oven for frozen food once. But she would prefer not to.

Did buy microwave pasta and rice cookers. The pasta cooker will only do small shapes and both are designed to cook only one serving so, PITA. Have been living off of canned beans and tortilla chips, precook end hamburger patties, microwave baked potatoes, salad and other veg and fruit.

Sent out for huge Chinese order, mainly so I could get rice. Most of that food went to husband. Placed two grocery delivery orders and ordered more stuff online but that's expensive! Plus there is not a lot of prepared food that daughter can eat and even less that I can. Daughter and husband are rather hopeless to send to the store. Tried that twice! SIL has helped but I have only asked her for a few specific things.

I guess this is mostly a rant. Daughter should be able to cook at 15 and so should husband, but neither have an interest. I do have a nice bar stool. Am hoping in a few weeks I can at least sit there for long enough to cut up a block of cheese and make a big batch of that chicken that my family loves! I can't eat these things but at least it would save me money. I had been making tostadas but even in the microwave, too many steps for daughter so she won't make. Just ordered more canned chili and a few Amy's things that I can eat. Plus plenty of nuts. This is such a drag! I see all sorts of frozen prepared meals for sale, but I can't eat them. Wah!

Can Constipation Make You Toxic?

11 January 2014 - 12:14 AM

I have not had to deal with this myself except perhaps for a weird bowel week when my thyroid was out of whack.  For the whole of my life I have battled big D, which has gotten a lot better since I changed my diet.  Gluten is not my issue but I have multiple food intolerances as does daughter.

 

Daughter has also battled big D but also constipation.  Some years back she kept getting UTIs.  She went to two different specialists for this who could not find a cause for the problem.  But a Dr. at the walk in clinic did.  From here on out she shall be known to us as Dr. Bowels.  Her real last name is actually quite similar.  Heh. 

 

What this Dr. found a few years ago via an X Ray was that daughter was full of poop.  That in turn prevenented her from urinating fully.  Some of the urine stayed in there and eventually she got an infection.  That and that caffeine was cauing irritation. 

 

Currently no UTIs and she has resumed caffeine, even drinking coffee.  She is 15 now.  But she has also been suffering from some acne.  She is seeing a dermatologist for that.

 

But recently?  Her face got super bad.  As in clusters of pimples on clusters of pimples.  Nothing helped.

 

Then she got big D again.  Said that her stomach hurt badly and she was sleeping a lot.  Gastro Dr. thought it had to be some other food intolerance that we hadn't ferreted out.  But, no!  Back to Dr. Bowels.  This time she found again via X Ray what she said was at least 4 feet of backed up stuff, stuck in her colon.  Said this had been going on for weeks!  Because it was so impacted, the only thing that could get through was liquid, hence what appeared to be big D.  Said she just has slow digestion and it is genetic.  Will need to take Miralax daily for the rest of her life.

 

Started her on that.  Today was the 4th day.  Am not sure she got all the gunk out of her but enough to where she isn't totally miserable and now her face is totally cleared up!

 

I had assumed that her face had gotten bad from stress but now I am wondering if maybe she was just toxic?  She had also lost a lot of hair.  She has really long hair and I would have to ream out the shower drain daily because there was so much in there.  That seems to be better with increased vitamins and supplements.  She also went on a vegetarian diet at the end of July and has been really good to stick to it.  I have been trying to find ways to get more protein into her but...  She has been super good with the fiber, making the switch to brown rice and eating lots of beans, salad, potatoes with skin and popcorn.

 

So...  Could the constipation have caused the pimples?  Odd that her face was so bad and then after three doses of the Miralax it has cleared right up.


Light Bulbs.

15 December 2013 - 06:42 PM

I am hoping that someone here will be familiar with the type of exterior light fixtures that I have and can tell me what kind of bulbs to put in them.  When we bought this house, there were a variety of bulbs in them.  Regular incandscent, Halogen, even a coiled bulb.  And none of them (I think) meant for exterior use.

 

I searched and searched and can't even  find a picture of these particular lights. Sort of like a can light but perhaps not.  They are recessed and they are located in the soffit along the front of the house.  There are several.  The only ones we can turn on and off are the ones by the one bedroom.  Those are on their own switch and can be shut off but, they are on the same device I will now mention.  This device has something to do with the amount of light outside.  When it reaches a certain level of dimness (not quite fully dark), the lights will come on whether we want them to or not.  As I said, two can be shut off if we went them off, or on when it is that level of dimness.  We can not make them come on when it is light.

 

They have a round circle of metal (like a ring) that has a circle of glass or perhaps it is plastic inside of that.  All one piece.  There are two wire thingies on either side to keep them attached.  To change the bulb, you pull down on the metal ring, the wires drop down.  Then you either have to worm your hand in there to change the bulb, or you can carefully pull the wires out of a socket? on either side.  I hope that makes sense.

 

The problem?  The bulbs keep burning out.  Some last a year, some go out soon after changing, some last several years.  I can't change them.  I am disabled and have no sense of balance so it is super hard for me to do to stand on a step stool.  And it is even hard to get the step stool on a big enough flat surface for an able bodied person to do it.  Husband is too short.  Daughter just has dorky light bulb issues.  About half of the time she keeps turning the bulb the wrong way and snaps the bulb off in her hand, creating a different problem.  My old milkman once changed a bulb for me and told me that I was using the wrong thing.  Told me that I needed a coily bulb so I bought those.  But they are not for outdoor use.

 

Husband's friend could change them just standing on the ground, because he is so tall.  But he lives in Alaska now.  :(  I have paid my nephew to change them.  He just did one today for me but...  He has a good fulltime job now and doesn't need the few dollars I can give him to do petty odd jobs like this.  And I had Mr. Handyman change one while he was here once and said that for the money I was paying him, he still had a few minutes left in which he could do something for me if it needed done.  He told me that the coily bulbs were the wrong ones and I needed outdoor lightbulbs. 

 

And I was like...  Oh, but!  I spent over an hour at Lowe's, looking up and down the shelves and could not find anything that said "Outdoor" on it.  Well, I did but those were floodlight bulbs.  I then asked him what they looked like but he couldn't seem to describe them to me or give me a brand name.  And several online searches have turned up nothing.  Plus I am afraid to buy online unless I know for sure that I am getting the right thing.  I know that bulbs have different size bases.  Such as for a candelabra or nightlight.  These are not those.  And it isn't a mogul base which is larger. 

 

I did once buy some of the newer coily bulbs in pink for my dining room fixture online only to discover that they won't work with a dimmer.  I had no place else to use them so had to give them away.  This is why I want to make sure that I get the right thing.  I have been told that outdoor bulbs will last longer for me.

 

So...  Does anyone know what I should buy?  Can you provide a link to the bulb so I can see it?  Thanks!