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I saw "Supersize Me"!!

Even now...after all I've learned...I watched that movie and all I could think about was how much I missed those freakin Big Macs. :ph34r:

Man...did I want one!!

Just a pop-in, reading along a little bit, but impossibly far behind....just had to respond. I LOVED Supersize Me, watched it a couple of years ago, and I DO think it should be required viewing for HS students and parents of young kids. It's shocking! I did love the barfing scene, about 20 minutes in, did you not love that? :P

and hello to all. :) I can't follow any more, will just pop in to say hi occasionally.

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and hello to all. :) I can't follow any more, will just pop in to say hi occasionally.

Susan...yeah...Supersize Me was very entertaining.....and of course informative...in a shocking way. :o

This is totally off topic but is anyone else stunned and terribly saddened by the death of Anna Nicole??

OMG...I am just really heartbroken for everything thats occured and for everyone involved. I've always liked her.....no matter what she's just always seemed "likeable" and genuine.

Its all tragic. My heart broke for her when her son died only 3 days after her daughter was born. She is not much older than me.....but her life has been filled with turmoil.....and now she is dead. :(

It might not be shocking to everyone given the way shes led her life...but I'm still stunned by the news.

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Rachel -- I was shocked as well, but I have notbeen following the news a lot recently, and was not aware of the baby, nor of all the plastic surgery she had had. SHe did not even look like herself at the end! It was sad for sure.

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Wanted to let everyone know what is going on.

Last night I got the number to the hospice my dad is staying in. I called them and had arranged to have my brother and myself call this morning to talk to him since I was told that was his most coherant time of day.

He had slipped into a stage 1 coma yesterday afternoon I think it was.

Got a phone call that he passed this morning about 4:35 am.

I'm doing ok right this minute. Who know what the day will bring. On the one hand is sadness, on the other is thankfulness that he doesn't have to go through the pain of his cancer anymore.

Thanks for being there to talk to everyone.

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Andrea,

I'm so sorry. {{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}}

He's in a better place now.....he's not suffering anymore. It seems this is where he wanted to be. He fought the fight but he knew it was time for him to be with God.

Well actually I dont know if he was a religious man but even if these werent his thoughts...God was still waiting for him. :)

I hope you're doing ok. Is Mitch home with you? I will call you sometime today after my appt. with Scott.

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Rachel -- I was shocked as well, but I have notbeen following the news a lot recently, and was not aware of the baby, nor of all the plastic surgery she had had. SHe did not even look like herself at the end! It was sad for sure.

Ryan....I didnt know she'd had plastic surgery?? :huh:

In all of the more recent photos I've seen she wasnt all "done up"...no make-up....so she looked less glamorous but I didnt know she'd had work done. Although in one picture I thought maybe her nose looked different. :unsure:

She didnt need any work done...she was always pretty....regardless of where her weight was at.

It seems like its been on cable news non-stop since it happened....alot going on with the paternity of her baby girl. The baby is adorable....I feel bad for her...she has lost her brother and her mother in her first 6 months of life. :(

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Andrea, so very sorry for your news.

my love and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

judy

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Andrea; Sorry for your loss, but he is free of pain and fought the good fight.

Everyone grieves in their own way but be sure to let yourself grieve. If not it can be bottled up and cause physical problems later. you are such an intelligent person I am sure that will not happen to you. Prayers for you and all! evie

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This is totally off topic but is anyone else stunned and terribly saddened by the death of Anna Nicole??

OMG...I am just really heartbroken for everything thats occured and for everyone involved. I've always liked her.....no matter what she's just always seemed "likeable" and genuine.

Its all tragic. My heart broke for her when her son died only 3 days after her daughter was born. She is not much older than me.....but her life has been filled with turmoil.....and now she is dead. :(

It might not be shocking to everyone given the way shes led her life...but I'm still stunned by the news.

I think that what is most tragic is how she did lead her life. How she handled her daughter's care is an example--what was she (Anna Nicole) doing in Florida when her 5-month-old was in another country? :blink I'm sorry, but what kind of mother does that?

I wouldn't be surprised, though, if both she and her son were murdered, especially as they didn't find evidence of recreational drugs in her system (which surprised me).

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I hope you're doing ok. Is Mitch home with you? I will call you sometime today after my appt. with Scott.

Mitch is home. :) He's my physical rock. He lost his dad 21 years ago to Lou Gehrigs disease.

I'll be home.

My comfort is in the fact that dad's not suffering anymore. It's the loss of the ability to call him and say hi, to know he's always there. Since he lived so far away it wasn't as if he was a constant presence physically in my life and he wasn't a big talker. I was always closest to him growing up and I have a lot of fond memories. His side of the family is very long lived. He's the youngest that has died. His wife's oldest daughter (she lives in Washington) was flying in this morning so at least she can help her mother out. Another friend had lost her husband to cancer last year and now dad. It's a very close knit group down there. Everyone down there used to live up here and we've all known each other for probably 30 years or more, although I wasn't close to them.

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Andrea

I'm so glad Mitch is there for you.

are they having a service for him since alot of family is there?

Where does your brother live?

will you go to the service if there is going to be one?

hugs again..you can use alot today.

judy

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I have chronic swollen glands as well. Everything has improved over the whole 4 years....all of the dietary changes I've made helps tremendously. I havent needed pain meds at all for the past 2 years. I relied on them daily prior to changing my diet.....in the end I'm sure it wasnt helping my immune system or my gut taking the meds everyday.

I believe in my case that its definately something infectious causing the symptoms. I think its probably always the case when there are multiple food intolerances involved.

For the past year or so I've felt that its not the foods themselves that are problems for me...but more likely stuff *in* the foods....chemicals, molds, etc.

Definately something infectious which took adavantage when my defenses were down....it all happened very quickly. I suppose it could be candida but from what I know candida prefers the mouth, vagina, gut....I'm sure ther sinus as well. I've never had thrush or a "womanly" yeast infection so I'm thinking it might be unlikely candida is the culprit in my sinus.

Aspergillus prefers the lungs and sinus.....its a mold rather than a yeast. I'm thinking it might be Aspergillus. <_<

It would be nice to try out the meds and see if they help but I gotta wait for the bloodwork and the results.

I'm probably in the minority on this board but I'm from the camp that believes autoimmune stuff, leaky gut, food intolerance, Fibromyalgia, even the female problems....are all caused by infectious "invaders" in our bodies.

Last night on the news they announced that they *think* they have discovered the cause of IBS. :o

They were saying that they believe its due to bacteria overgrowth....the bacteria which is found in the colon overgrows into the small intestine and causes IBS symptoms.

Obviously mainstream is WAY behind on this.....but at least they are catching up. :)

Maybe in another 10 years or so they might startt acknowleding Candida overgrowth as well. :rolleyes:

Dear Rachel,

I completely agree with you on the autoimmune issues. There is usually some elusive invader no one knows about. Regular doctors have no idea. They often refuse to believe the truth. How can you cure anyone with a closed mind? IBS is miserable. My brother and mom both have it bad. Of course, I told them they may need to give up gluten as well, and naturally giving up pastries is not an option for either of them. They have no idea how much better it could be. If they want gastric cancer, fine! Not me! All you can do is warn people!

I have burning in my nose and it itches on the inside. It can drive you crazy! I am allergic to dogs and we have one. So, that may be the cause instead of fungus, but who knows? However, to my knowledge, the air vents have not been cleaned in nearly an eternity. I would probably feel much better if I got out of this house.

It is so sad that doctors neglect important issues like Candida. I wrote an essay on it for school because I found the pathology so fascinating. Once it gets in its mycelial form, you are in trouble! I have not eaten mushrooms or yeast for months, but am terribly addicted for sugar. I also have difficulty stopping myself from peanut butter. I need to cool that stuff. It makes me sick a lot because it is high in fat. After having a cholecystectomy, you cannot overdo it.

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

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Andrea

I'm so glad Mitch is there for you.

are they having a service for him since alot of family is there?

Where does your brother live?

will you go to the service if there is going to be one?

hugs again..you can use alot today.

judy

No, there will be no service. They are having a small get together but nothing official. He is going to be cremated. This summer his wife's brother will be bringing his ashes up to the Oregon coast (I forget where). We'll meet him there at that time.

My brother lives about 3 hours north of us.

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Wanted to let everyone know what is going on.

Last night I got the number to the hospice my dad is staying in. I called them and had arranged to have my brother and myself call this morning to talk to him since I was told that was his most coherant time of day.

He had slipped into a stage 1 coma yesterday afternoon I think it was.

Got a phone call that he passed this morning about 4:35 am.

I'm doing ok right this minute. Who know what the day will bring. On the one hand is sadness, on the other is thankfulness that he doesn't have to go through the pain of his cancer anymore.

Thanks for being there to talk to everyone.

Dear AndreaB,

I am sad for you. I understand it is hard. Your father will be at peace. Who knows, he may be standing right beside you right now, and you don't even know! I know they come back. Let's just say I have had some experiences, and leave it at that. He will be glad to finally be free from the shackles of cancer. Ask the angels for a sign, and they will give it to you.

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

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Andrea,

So sorry for your loss :( . Be compassionate with yourself in your time of grieving. I'm glad to hear you have so much family near by and that you can support each other.

My personal experience is that people's spirits will hang around shortly after their bodies die. It depends on the person how long it is, but you can still communicate with your Dad at this time. You may not notice him answering back, but if you pay attention (and turn off your mind), you may.

((((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))))

Claire

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How she handled her daughter's care is an example--what was she (Anna Nicole) doing in Florida when her 5-month-old was in another country? :blink I'm sorry, but what kind of mother does that?

I dont think theres any question as far as her love as a mother. Shes always been a very loving mother even if she didnt make the wisest choices. I'm not clear on all the details but I believe it was her intention to stay in the Bahamas....to live there with her daughter.

I think she might have been in the US because of the legal proceedings regarding paternity of her daughter. I know they were wanting to get DNA samples which she was not willing to provide. For whatever reason, she wanted people to believe her lawyer was the father...which I dont think was the case.

I was also surprised there were no drugs in her system. I thought shed be on them to numb her pain. :unsure:

I think she might have been poisoned or died from a combination of prescription drugs?? :unsure: They said she was sick with some stomach illness and very high fever for about 3 days before she died and she was wanting to get back to the Bahamas to be with her daughter. I believe she was a very loving mother...which is why it broke my heart when her son died. She loved that boy to pieces...he was her everything. :(

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Andrea, I'm gald Mitch is home with you. Would tomorrow be a better day for me to call?? Just let me know. :)

I've had my appt and my first ART experience. I have so much to share. I'm gonna have to get back to this later since I have alot of errands to run. It was very fascinating and also very informative. A positive experience for me. :)

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Andrea, I'm gald Mitch is home with you. Would tomorrow be a better day for me to call?? Just let me know. :)

We've got to run the van in tomorrow for service on Monday and all cram into the metro to come home.

Anytime today or tomorrow morning or evening would be fine. I think we'll go down in the afternoon but that may change. It's always a matter of figuring if we'd be back before nap time. Seth's big nap is in the late morning/early afternoon. If you can, maybe you could call today. That way you know we'll be home. :)

I'm looking forward to hearing about your appointment.

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Got a phone call that he passed this morning about 4:35 am.

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This summer his wife's brother will be bringing his ashes up to the Oregon coast (I forget where). We'll meet him there at that time.

Ah Andrea, I'm so sorry!!! The ashes to Oregon thing is very nice! I love that. I was a mess after my father died...it was horrible, but the neatest thing happened a few weeks later. I had a dream one night. I was standing in my grandfather's workshop (grandfather died many many years ago), and my dad came in and said "Don't worry, I'm happy and I'm okay!" That was all. It was so very real, and I remember it to this day, even more than 10 years later. The other neat thing that I believe was a gift from God was one day I picked up a little microcassette tape I had sitting around. I do that...I record my choir songs sometimes and then listen to them later...well I didn't know what was on this tape, so listened to it. Turned out it was the old tape from an old answering machine, and the first thing on it was me and my dad talking! He had called one night after I had gone to bed, so by the time I picked up the phone the answering machine had come on and since I was upstairs I couldn't turn it off so it recorded our conversation! When I got rid of the machine, I kept the tape (not even knowing what was on it) throwing it in a drawer! You'll have many wonderful memories of your father too!

This is totally off topic but is anyone else stunned and terribly saddened by the death of Anna Nicole??

Well, yes, shockingly, lol. I was surprised at how shocked I was. One of the first things I thought about was that how odd it was for her to die so soon after her son! Stunned is a good word, and yes I was a little sad. Somehow I wanted things to turn out for her...kind of like the underdog thing.

RACHEL!!!! OMG!!! We almost met today, lol. I went in for my bioset appointment, and I got the doctor this time. Since it was my first time with her, she was asking me a bunch of questions and one of them was "how did you hear about us." Okay, so out comes the standard, from my online friend Rachel. So she says, oh, I think she was here today and in fact I think you just missed her! I said, well is that Scott the Better Health Guy walking around (it sure looked like him from his website), and she said yes, and I said is he doing the ART thing today, and she said yes, so we figured out that it was you and I missed you by maybe an hour at most. I was actually there while you were but I went shopping since I got there so flippin early (around 11:30).

Nothing exciting from my BioSET appointment though...we did neurotransmitters today. I never got around to telling her what my biggest issue was. Halfway into the testing she asked me if I had bowel issues, to which I said yes, major, and she said she could tell cuz nearly all the vials she pulled out were for bowels!

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Donna,

I was wondering if you and Rachel would met up there or not. :) Too bad you just missed each other.

The thing I've been struggling with is that I really wanted to be down there for my dad. Somehow I don't think he would have wanted me to see him as sick as he was. I wouldn't have gone down over Thanksgiving had he not granted permission. I'm glad his suffering is over. His wife's brother told me that they knew when he reached a certain point that that would be it. When things started happening Sunday night they knew that was the point.

We took a couple minutes of video when we got down there in November so we do have that. Mitch is recording that little bit for people. Dad didn't seem real comfortable with that so we didn't get anything else, no pictures. I was just focused on spending time with him.

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the neatest thing happened a few weeks later. I had a dream one night. I was standing in my grandfather's workshop (grandfather died many many years ago), and my dad came in and said "Don't worry, I'm happy and I'm okay!" That was all. It was so very real, and I remember it to this day, even more than 10 years later.

OMG--I had the same dream with my grandma...that's gotta mean something!!!

Andrea, I am SO sorry. I am glad, though, that you did have the chance to spend a lot of time with him when you visited. I hope you have lots of memories like that to comfort you.

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Rachel,

We decided to run the van down tonight so tomorrow will be a better time to call. Just want to get it out of the way. :)

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