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I don't know how many rentals they have. I do know of one other tiny 2 bed trailer type one. This place has the option of lease with option to buy which we declined.

Some landlords are trying to build their business and will be willing to buy another property. If your landlord doesn't want more properties, you could always look at other rentals and if they don't suit you, ask if they're interested in buying something more suitable for you.

It makes it easier for them to buy the house if it's already leased. Plus, if YOU find the house you want that's for sale, they don't even have to take the time to look for one. For some, the most difficult part is buying, cleaning, then leasing it out, if you already have a renter, it takes away most of the work.

In a lot of cities there are landlord associations and most people who take the time to join it are interested in building a business and take good care of their houses ... you might try to google and see if you find something in your area.

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NO ONE CALLED ME AND I THINK I SHOULD HAVE BEEN CALLED!!!

I thought this the first time you said something here .... I thought it was pretty crummy of his wife not to contact his children, or at least be sure someone was contacting them! She should have at least called your mother herself to ask her to tell you. You have a right to be angry at this, but don't let it eat away at you. Some people are just simply inconsiderate ... it's more a reflection on them than you. You saw your dad when he was more coherent, and that's a good thing.

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I'm good! :) I'm finally at a good point with my dad, although I still do have moments where I'll remember with sadness. Somethings that will never change are his birthday, father's day and Christmas. I always remember him especially at those times. But, alas, it's been 10 years and time really does heal some things.

Thanks so much!!!

OMGosh, I also had a dream after my first dog Coco (West Highland White Terrier) died! She was playing and having a very good time!

Exactly!

Yep, the paternity thing is really weird. Also weird is that the stepson (Anna's late husband's son) who was fighting also died I think.

That is one ton of money...seems a shame to go to one person although it would be nice if the baby were well taken care of...like good schools, etc.

It's okay! I was about 10 years ago, but I still have my moments I guess.

Dear Donna,

That is so cool! They always seem to know when we need them! Tasha Bear was just laying there on the floor and I petted her. She also loved massages with my foot! I miss all of my departed pets so much still!

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

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Hi Rachel,

Thanks for your long post on your ART session. I'm really wondering how it differs from traditional applied kinesiology? The muscle testing you described is exactly what my chiropractor does, but he doesn't have the help of a machine. Maybe it's applied kinesiology and BioSET mixed into one :huh: ? That would be cool. I think it's always interesting to see what the different testing modalities come up with, like applied kinesiology and BioSET. There are some things that have been consistent for me across the board, like gluten being a loser. But my acupuncturist confused me a year ago and said kamut was ok. So I tried it, and it was a loser. Lesson learned that this stuff isn't perfect. Dr. F constantly tells me that.

The only time I didnt follow my instinct I allowed Kaiser to destroy my thyroid. I had done research and knew with everything inside me that it wasnt the right thing. People told me to stop reading internet stuff and listen to what the doctors were saying. I was stupid to ignore my feelings and I made a huge mistake which I cannot take back. :(

All I can do now is make sure I think everything through and trust my instinct....it hasnt steered me wrong yet. :)

I'm so sorry about your bad experience with the whole thyroid thing. I remember when I saw the doctor who wanted to do the abdominal myomectomy on me. My mind so wanted to trust him, because he seemed like he knew what he was talking about and I needed that. But every cell in my body was saying, NO, loud and clear. I later found out that the doc was a total a__hole and came in contact with two other women who gave him bad recommendations. A week later, I also got a recommendation for my surgeon who did my myomectomy laparoscopically and also was the nicest doctor I've ever met. Huge difference. I also remember when I first started having abnormal bleeding and my GP at the time refused to test my hormones. I told her I'd read something on the internet about it being important, and she pooh-poohed the internet. I fired her immediately!

I also had doctors telling me I couldn't do a laparoscopic myomectomy and get pregnant in the future. But I had read on the internet that in Europe, they do this procedure all the time and women have babies with very very few problems. I got so uppity with one of my doctors that I challenged her to produce the medical paper from which she was quoting. She said, "Uhh, I don't have it here." Then I told her I'd read papers to refute her (so there :P ).

One more thing...

Andrea, do you remember me saying that I was unable to be in Becky's car cuz the "moldy" smell was making me sick. It was from a peach that had rolled under the seat and rotted before she found it...it happened long before and she only told me about it when I kept complaining of a "smell". She couldnt smell anything and thought I was exaggerating.

I smell mold too, and I know it bothers me.

He wrote that he found Candida, Aspergillus and Blastocystis Hominis (parasite).

You have probably already seen this website, but it will scare the be-jeezes out of you about B. hominis. I learned a lot about parasite testing through this website, though, and if it wasn't for it, I probably wouldn't have continued to pursue pathogen testing until every stone was unturned. My intuition did turn out to be right, even though my old acupuncturist chalked it up to not getting enough sleep :P . She's on "administrative leave" right now from my HR medical department :lol: .

http://www.badbugs.org/index.html

Claire

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Well, it's official. I signed the adoption papers :) . I'm now a proud mama of my kefir babies, as I like to call them. Normally, they are refered to as kefir grains, but they aren't grains at all. They are the symbiosis of organisms in the cauliflower like blobs that make kefir.

I got all fired up about kefir last week, and wanted to learn how to make my own. I learned that you can't buy kefir grains. You have to get them from other people who have kefir. I felt like I was doing a drug deal with this total stranger who gave me some of his babies. I was sooooo excited! Right now, they are at work in some milk doing whatever they do. Another woman, who I think is on this board too, makes coconut milk kefir with good success. I think I'll try the coconut milk once my babies get big enough to divide.

I'm convinced that I need a steady stream of probiotics, and I think the supplements I'm taking aren't enough. I'm hoping the homemade kefir will work for me. The store bought stuff has been good to me recently, but I think this will be even better. The store bought stuff isn't made from kefir grains, but it's some other process. Anyways, if you want to read more about kefir yourself, check out this whacky, but informative website:

http://users.chariot.net.au/~dna/kefirpage.html

I'm hoping I'll be drinking some kefir by this time tomorrow.

Now I have to go do something boring, like paying bills :( .

Claire

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I'm really wondering how it differs from traditional applied kinesiology? The muscle testing you described is exactly what my chiropractor does, but he doesn't have the help of a machine. Maybe it's applied kinesiology and BioSET mixed into one :huh: ? That would be cool. I think it's always interesting to see what the different testing modalities come up with, like applied kinesiology and BioSET.

I am so clueless as this was my first experience with this type of testing. :huh:

I think I'll ask Scott how ART differs from the other testing....I'll let you know when I find out. :)

It was really cool...I wish I could explain it....but I cant. :unsure:

You have probably already seen this website, but it will scare the be-jeezes out of you about B. hominis. I learned a lot about parasite testing through this website, though, and if it wasn't for it, I probably wouldn't have continued to pursue pathogen testing until every stone was unturned.
I couldnt access the B. Hominis section of that site. :huh:

I looked at some other sites. It says pretty much the same thing Scott told me yesterday.

Blastocystis hominis (B. hominis) is a microscopic parasite sometimes found in the stools of people who have diarrhea, abdominal pain or other gastrointestinal signs and symptoms. However, it's not clear whether blastocystis infection, as it's called, is actually an infection or that it causes any abdominal signs and symptoms.

Many people who carry blastocystis hominis have no signs or symptoms. Some people who have this parasite have diarrhea and other symptoms. However, blastocystis hominis often appears with other organisms that may be the actual cause of the signs and symptoms commonly associated with blastocystis infection, also known as blastocystosis. So experts aren't sure whether blastocystis hominis causes disease or merely serves as an indicator of other agents that might cause diarrheal symptoms.

Travelers who have visited developing countries often pick up blastocystis hominis, one of the most common parasites found in stool samples. However, it's not known whether the organism causes traveler's diarrhea.

I'm not overly concerned about it....mainly because my primary symptoms arent gastrointestinal.

Scott felt that the parasite can cause problems for people but its not really known if it does or doesnt.

Apparantly its the most common parasite found in humans....and plenty of people have no symptoms from it at all. When there are symptoms...they dont know if the symptoms are caused by the b. hominis or something else.

It could be there but have no impact on my health.

My Dr. is pretty knowledgeable about parasites so I'll tell him it showed up in ART. Maybe he'll test me for it or just give me something to treat it. I'm going to give him a copy of everything that came up yesterday and see how he wants to proceed. Scotts main recommendation was that he do the heavy metal testing.

With everything else going on I doubt its helping my immune system to have to deal with a parasite...even if the parasite isnt necessarily making me sick. I think my Dr. will want to address it.

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Well, it's official. I signed the adoption papers :) . I'm now a proud mama of my kefir babies, as I like to call them. Normally, they are refered to as kefir grains, but they aren't grains at all. They are the symbiosis of organisms in the cauliflower like blobs that make kefir.

Congrats on the kefir babies! :D

I looked into buying some while I was actively doing the candida diet. It was a long time ago and my brain was so fuzzy.....the whole idea of finding someone to purchase them from seemed too difficult and I gave up. :rolleyes:

I had emailed one person and they never got back to me.

Oh well...I would have reacted to them anyway. :(

Good luck with them....making your own kefir is suppossed to the the BEST source of probiotics. I dont know if its true but it cant hurt. :)

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Thanks Laura. :)

I'm starting through the somewhat angry stage now. Not at my dad though. It has to do with not being contacted when things started happening. It was a friend that contacted my mom. I should have been contacted Monday! Not the friend calling my mom on Tuesday and then my mom getting ahold of me on Wednesday (she called Tues but I hadn't returned her call) and then my dad's wife's brother calling mom on Thursday.

NO ONE CALLED ME AND I THINK I SHOULD HAVE BEEN CALLED!!!

I'm sure it would have been very stressful if I had gone down. Not so much seeing dad but feeling like I was an intruder and not welcome. I never would have seen my dad's wife had he not insisted she take him to his dialysis the day we left in November. As it was I only saw her for a couple minutes. I so wanted to be there for him in person.

My father had remarried and his wife doesn't like me much. Had he died here, I may not have ever heard. He was killed while on vacation visiting his family in Iowa...the car crash also killed an uncle and an aunt...it was their family (my cousins) that called my sister, my sister then called me. My father's wife barely cared when they called her...she said "call his kids". That made me angry for a really long time.

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My father's wife barely cared when they called her...she said "call his kids". That made me angry for a really long time.

That is really sad. I told Mitch if something happened to him I would be on the phone with the boys.

I talked to mom last night and she told me that she's going to call a friend who went down there to see dad. He's coming back home late tonight. My great aunt is going to call down there Wednesday. Mom had said that dad wasn't going to leave us anything and that was always a big bone of contention between them. I told her that 5 years ago he had life insurance that he was trying to make sure the info was correct on. She's happy if that's the case but he could have changed it to go to his wife or cancelled it for some reason. She's about 19 years younger than him. Having all this on top of the fact that he never took the time to spend with me when he came up here hurts. We used to be so close and it's been this marriage that has in part separated us. He talked nonstop about his wife's daughter and her kids who live in the same neighborhood. I only saw hime for about 1 hour 2 times a year on his way up north and back home.

I talked to his wife's daughter yesterday (when I called the house) and she said they have a couple boxes of things to give me when we go to the Oregon coast for the scattering of his ashes.

I'll get through this though. I'm doing better today. :)

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I'll get through this though. I'm doing better today. :)

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I'll get through this though. I'm doing better today. :)

I'm so glad you are doing better today. There will still be good and bad days, but over time the good will become more frequent than the bad.

My dad left everything to us...there are 4 of us. He left the house to us as well, but left a "life estate" to his wife which means she can live there as long as she wants...so we can't do anything with the house. We have no contact with her because she doesn't like any of us, so we have no way of knowing what's going on there. :( My dad also named my sister and I as co-executors, so on top of everything else we had the legal issues to deal with. We got very little cooperation from his wife, so couldn't easily find bank accounts, etc. If he had any life insurance, we'll never know!

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Donna,

Sounds like you went through a lot. Seems a little tiny bit similar to what we may go through without the inheritance.

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Seems a little tiny bit similar to what we may go through without the inheritance.

That's what I thought too, and one reason why I posted it. Some of the things you posted earlier just struck a chord with me!

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Tantrum alert, tantrum alert, lol. :lol:

Ack!!! Sore throat!!!! :angry:

I started feeling it last night before bed, but it was just barely there...then during the night I kept waking up with it and it was worse and worse, and one side of my nose was stuffed up. I finally got up and took 1000 mg of Vit C which seemed to help (all in my mind?? lol) enough to get back to sleep.

The nose is clear today, but drippy and the sore throat is still there plus I feel tired. There was a lady who came into HN yesterday who was sick and she sat 1 chair away from me, but I can't imagine I could get sick that fast from exposure from the afternoon. I'm thinking it was more likely the almond butter I ate yesterday. I am sooooo sick of turkey (which is not my favorite meat anyway--only at Thanksgiving with my cranberry sauce, lol) that I just had to have something else so instead of my little 1 tablespoon of almond butter I had a total of 3 or 4 yesterday. I know all nuts have the mold issue going on, so it might be that. I also lost a pound since yesterday (not unwelcomed, but just odd, lol). Oh, and have the "sunburn" feeling on my arms really bad...someone on one of the boards said THAT could be from either the mercury or the candida.

I can't eat beef yet cuz of the stupid stool test which I can thankfully start tomorrow (had to be 3 days red meat free to start it).

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Sorry you're feeling bad, Donna. I'm very thankful that I don't have food sensitivities except for the gluten intolerance!! Sounds like an allergic reaction to me.

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Sorry you're feeling bad, Donna. I'm very thankful that I don't have food sensitivities except for the gluten intolerance!! Sounds like an allergic reaction to me.

Thanks...yah, I get it does sound like allergic reaction...I also had the goopy eye thing going on in the middle of the night...I haven't had that in a while either. :(

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Donna,

Another sore throat. :(

Are you allergic to almonds? or just have problems with the mold right now?

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Donna,

Another sore throat. :(

Are you allergic to almonds? or just have problems with the mold right now?

I've never been able to determine if it's an allegery, but in the past couple of years I have suspected something is up with almond, but I really think it may be the mold issue. All nuts came up on the BioSET testing, but so did all oils and most if not all molds, so it could be an issue with the mold or with the oil in them. I've been having just a little almond butter (like half a tablespoon in the mornings and half a tablespoon in the evening) in my pectasol shakes, but I'm out of pectasol, so just went for a huge spoonful (which is mostly likely at least 2-3 tablespoonsful) for an evening "sweet". Almonds did not come up on my skin scratch test though.

The only other thing I did was Sunday, I sprayed some mold/mildew spray on my shower...the chemicals in that itself could have done something, OR would the mold/mildew stuff dying have emitted airborne toxins? (A rhetorical question for anyone able to answer, lol.)

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The only other thing I did was Sunday, I sprayed some mold/mildew spray on my shower...the chemicals in that itself could have done something, OR would the mold/mildew stuff dying have emitted airborne toxins? (A rhetorical question for anyone able to answer, lol.)

Donna....I'm raising my hand cuz I can answer this one!! :P

YES....in general mold should never be "cleaned" up without some type of protection.....like gloves and a mask.

This could very well be the cause for your sore throat and other symptoms. :(

If you have a problem with molds its even more important to take extra care when dealing with mold. When you kill the mold the mycotoxins are released into the air. You would want to wear a mask and have windows open to lessen your exposure to toxic mold spores.

Its the same as if you kill mold or yeasts in your body......when they die they release their toxins...making us sicker.

Also...most oils are full of mycotoxins. I just found that out recently so I'm thinking my extensive problem with oils most likely stems from that. <_< Obviously oils from corn, nuts and seeds would be worse.

I'm thinking the only way I'm going to get any kind of relief from the mold issues is to address the mercury. I think that should be the priority. Thats why I went to the new Dr. to begin with.....but mercury always gets pushed to the side.

I know that he feels I'm too toxic for chelation.....but I dont think the situation is gonna change much without the chelation. Mercury is what creates the problems with yeasts and molds...the problem will remain until the mercury is dealt with....I'm gonna seriously talk to my Dr. about this when I see him on the 23rd.

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Yah, that's what I was afraid of, lol. :P

I don't have windows in my bathroom, but I SHOULD use the fan thingy. I ran out of masks...I used to HAVE to use them whenever I cleaned or vacuumed...guess I need to get more although I'm not sure the kind I had would have been much protection against mold.

And, the last part of your post is exactly what I was thinking last night. I have a mold/candida issue. I am certain I have a mercury problem although no testing has been done. I think I've had the candida issue for a very long time (my co-worker reminded me yesterday that I've been battling it for years, lol). The candida issue will never go away until the condition that allows it to exist in abundance is taken care of.

That's why I need focus on what to focus on, lol. I've been reading two other forums...candida and mercury and my mind has just been mush with it all.

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The candida issue will never go away until the condition that allows it to exist in abundance is taken care of.

Exactly.....its just that determining the cause for its VERY ANNOYING presence aint all that easy. :angry:

I've been reading two other forums...candida and mercury and my mind has just been mush with it all.

Yeah...I've been on the candida boards for a few years now. There is only one mercury board that I've spent time on but when you're on these boards you can see that there truelly is a link.

Those with mercury toxicity also have candida.....not *everyone* with candida has mercury issues though.

I havent been on the candida boards the last couple months...unfortunately my favorite board was taken over by some rather "unpleasant" type people. I dunno...maybe too many candida toxins affecting their brains?? :huh:

I still love my Celiac friends the best. :D

I feel like once the mercury started really getting into my system (with the placement of the gold crowns) and causing symptoms...things deteriorated very rapidly.

When I started having alot of burning/stinging/tingling on my face and in my mouth they told me it was Rosacea. :huh:

I kind of doubted the diagnosis....since I'm half mexican, dont have fair skin and didnt have redness on my face. :unsure:

They gave me a cream to use...it didnt work...so I went back and told them my face still burned. This time they gave me high dose of Tetracycline.

At that point I think Candida just EXPLODED in my body. :blink:

I sure as heck wish I would have just dealt with the burning face....maybe I would be eating more than just 5 foods right now! :angry:

Stupid Stupid Doctors!! :angry:

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Only to say hi and give support to those who are still ill because we're going to be BETTER!!

YEAH!! I'll be here....I'm never going to forget all of you and I'll never forget how everyone here got me through this!!

I love you guys. :wub:

I have alot of goals for where I wanna be in 5 years. For sure I wanna be taking everything I've learned throughout this experience and somehow helping others who are going through a similar situation.

I plan on having lots of vacations, hopefully a new love interest to enjoy the vacations with....and definately would like to have a family. :D I'll be enjoying every meal thats ever put in front of me!! I'll be loving every minute of life and I'll never feel bad that I went through this. In a way its been a gift.

But yeah...I'm kind of "over it" already and just wanna get on with the good stuff. :P

I'll be checking in here to say HI and to continue offering support. I always feel like its inspiring and encouraging when someone whos overcome their illness pops in to share their story. Someday that person will be me. :)

I met such a great bunch of people on this thread that I know I'll never forget any of the people I've shared so much with here. You guys have been the best. :wub:

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