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Hi Cheryl!!

Donna- I bet you were a handful! Patti- I bet you were a saint!

I don't know, if you ask my my she'll say I was a good kid, but I think I had my moments. :lol: Cute pic of you in your dance costume!

Ok...I got 2 new pics up.

My avatar is from when I was 3 and my personal pic is me and my brother. I'm 5 and he's 4. :)

OMGosh, another cute pic! Great one of you and your brother too.

I don't have any of me and my siblings...they were mostly gone by the time I remember anything, lol. I don't think we HAVE any photos of me with any of them as a child...well there MAY be one of me and my sister (the one who lives in Yosemite).

Okay, I'm just about to load a picture that does indeed prove that I DID smile as a child. :lol: Donna = :lol:

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Turns out he and his "business partner" were tending their marijuana crop in the Ventana wilderness. :huh: And then he would SELL the plants. Um, he was a yurt-dwelling drug dealer. That's right. Well anywho, the wild pigs ate all his weed that year. :lol: Strangely, he was probably the nicest man I knew the entire seven years (i.e. "The Lost Years" in Susan's dating life :ph34r: ) I lived in that debauched place. :lol:

:lol::lol::lol:

Interupting again, BUT....only Susan could come out with a sentence like that!!!!!!!!

(and what is a YURT??)

Speaking of which, if you go to the Tickle Me Elbow thread Nikki-UK had to get glasses and she wrote "Well, blow me if I didn't need new specs!" I almost died laughing. Only in Britain can you say that and not :ph34r: get looked at like a pervert. :ph34r:

OOopps, yes, I can see that sentence might have a certain 'double entendre' about it :ph34r:

..and oh my , the avatars just get better & better!!!!

Horses and tutus and Donna has WHEELS for feet !! :unsure:

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Hi everyone,

I love looking at all the wonderful pictures.

I just want you to know I am very proud of Rachel and all her hard work researching and finding doctors to help her thru this rough period in her life. I have noticed much imporvement since her first months of staying with us. Nightmare!! To say the least.

AND if it wasn't for all of you, I don't think Rachel could be this strong, focused, and determined to get herself all the way healthy.

You are all a wonderful group of people and I am sure glad she found you as part of her family.

Hi Donna .................... You are almost a next door neighbor, and one day we will surely get to meet you.

I wish all of you the best. You are Rachel's extended family here.

Cheryl :o

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Yes, you look EXOTIC silly! You have that beautiful dark hair, eyes and skin. I was thinking Spanish. Shall we call you Penelope Cruz? Rachel Cruz? I've got it! Racquel 24!!!!!!!!!!

Rachel Cruz :lol::lol: When I saw that it reminded me of something funny. When me and my ex first got together apparantly my ex didnt even know my name!!! :blink: I think I got a card or something that said "To my love R.C."

Ummm...ok but my initials are actually R.M. :unsure:

Sooo..I was like "What does the R.C. stand for??" :huh:

Then there was just this awkward moment where my ex seemed to be thinking really hard...and obviously realized those werent my initials...and then finally replied "Ummm...R.C. means Really Cute." :D

ROFL.. :lol::lol::lol:

It was really funny later on but at that exact moment I dont think I was all that amused. :rolleyes:

Lots of people have called me Raquel...some people at work will call me either Raquel or Rachel. I'll repond to either of those name but never Rachelle. :P

I dont speak Spanish which gets me in trouble alot at work. Theres alot of hispanic customers and everyday I get approached by people who are speaking to me in Spanish. I dont understand so I answer "No Hablo Espanol" and I get these kind of looks <_<:angry::huh:...and then they complain about me because they assume I'm lying and just not wanting to stop what I'm doing to help them. :rolleyes:

I do wanna learn though...my Dad speaks spanish but I never learned it. :(

Speaking of which, if you go to the Tickle Me Elbow thread Nikki-UK had to get glasses and she wrote "Well, blow me if I didn't need new specs!"

:lol::lol:

OMG...that is hysterical!!!!!

New avatar. First dance recital- I think I was 4.

Very cute Bev!!! :)

Beverly, you are so funny, too! It's so good to have you and Susan back!

Ditto to that!!! :D

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And the things it does to my brain! I can tell a herx is coming by how mean I get! My son said to me recently that I'm reasonable with mistakes the kids make, but then sometimes they'll do something that is really nothing and I'll get so terribly mad about it! And it's true ... that's the first sign a herx is coming -- weepy and irritable.

I read somewhere recently (cant remember where) that when a person has Babs they tend to be very moody...up and down with emotions...the mood can change on a dime. Then people who have just Lyme...with no Babs...tend to stay more depressed but not so up and down.

I dont know if its true or not...I think it was a Dr. stating what he'd noticed with treating Lyme patients for alot of years.

I guess if its true than I most definately have Babesia...FOR SURE!! :rolleyes:

Okay, I'm just about to load a picture that does indeed prove that I DID smile as a child. :lol: Donna = :lol:

Cant wait to see it!! :D

I don't know, if you ask my my she'll say I was a good kid, but I think I had my moments.

My mom has always said I was a good kid...I was an angel till I got older... then I became a mom's worst nightmare as a teenager. :ph34r:

She says I've been nothing but problems ever since....and then I had to go and get poisoned. :P

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I read somewhere recently (cant remember where) that when a person has Babs they tend to be very moody...up and down with emotions...the mood can change on a dime. Then people who have just Lyme...with no Babs...tend to stay more depressed but not so up and down.

Yeah, and "mood swings" is way too nice a description ... I believe someone on LN said it was more like a "mood chainsaw"!

I get the depression, too. Adam can always tell if I've tried to cut down on the St. John's Wort, but as long as I'm taking it, I'm fine.

I am generally not moody, it happens mostly when I herx. I KNOW I'm being moody and unreasonable, but I can't control it. Sometimes Adam will just grab me and hold me no matter what I've just said to him realizing that I didn't mean it and that I'm really very ill.

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Thanks for your nice post mom. :)

Cheryl :o

:lol::lol:

My mom said she wanted to use a smiley face...she said she thought they were all happy faces (she wasnt wearing her glasses I guess)...so she didnt mean to look shocked. :lol:

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I dont speak Spanish which gets me in trouble alot at work. Theres alot of hispanic customers and everyday I get approached by people who are speaking to me in Spanish. I dont understand so I answer "No Hablo Espanol" and I get these kind of looks <_<:angry::huh: ...and then they complain about me because they assume I'm lying and just not wanting to stop what I'm doing to help them. :rolleyes:

I do speak Spanish. I spent a summer in Mexico on a summer program with IU and got the opposite reaction. I had light blonde hair halfway down my back. My boyfriend had dark hair, and so did my roommate. Both of them were taking 100/200 level Spanish .... I was taking 300/400 level and was almost fluent. If someone tried to talk to us, they would always look at my bf if I was with him, or my roommate if I was with her. No matter how many times I was the one to answer, they'd still look at them ....even if I was translating to them! :blink:

One time on the subway a lady was talking about me and my hair to her daughter. I started giggling (I was 19 :rolleyes: ), and I heard her say that she thought I understood them!

Then, I was managing an apt. complex, but I always told the maintenance supervisor if there was a maintenance issue. I didn't think that the maintenance staff needed two bosses. One day the owner of the property was coming over and I gave one of the staff directions in Spanish on how I wanted the pool straightened. The maids came running in my office when they found out ... they were horrified because they used to clean my office and talk in Spanish thinking I didn't understand! :lol:

Recently, someone called our house and started talking in Spanish ... I answered back, in perfect Spanish -- "No one here speaks Spanish!" :lol: I was thinking "No one here speaks Spanish as their native language," but only realized what I said didn't make sense until after the guy on the other end was totally confused! :blink: I sound Mexican ...

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These sound really good. Unfortunately for us, banana's don't like us. Also I'm assuming the chocolate has soy lecithin in it.

I'll be looking for your update when you feel up to posting it.

I don't have any pain or anything with the uterus. Wouldn't fibroids cause pain?

It is possible to have them without soy but the bananas no, I am working on another one though that might work.

Rinne- I'm so excited for you and your bars!!!!!!!!!! Ddo they taste like banana? Or just like dairy? They sound so good!

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<-------------------------------------- New avatar. First dance recital- I think I was 4.

The banana flavour blends with the almond and chocolate, you get all the flavours at once.

Bev, that photo of you is so precious.

Ok...I got 2 new pics up.

Rachel, you are adorable.

Thanks for your nice post mom. :)

:lol::lol:

My mom said she wanted to use a smiley face...she said she thought they were all happy faces (she wasnt wearing her glasses I guess)...so she didnt mean to look shocked. :lol:

ROTFLMAO

Hello Cheryl, thank you for the lovely post.

Recently, someone called our house and started talking in Spanish ... I answered back, in perfect Spanish -- "No one here speaks Spanish!" :lol: I was thinking "No one here speaks Spanish as their native language," but only realized what I said didn't make sense until after the guy on the other end was totally confused! :blink: I sound Mexican ...

:lol:

Lazy day.

Fibroids and iodine deficiency, has anyone heard of this?

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I can't find the raincoat picture. :( I am six in this picture. My hair was that color all the way through college ... it got dark after I had kids. NONE of my kids got my light hair. :(

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Horses and tutus and Donna has WHEELS for feet !!

:lol: yes, it DOES look like that :lol: A Yurt is like a round tent like structure if I'm not mistaken, lol.

Hi everyone,

I love looking at all the wonderful pictures.

I just want you to know I am very proud of Rachel and all her hard work researching and finding doctors to help her thru this rough period in her life. I have noticed much imporvement since her first months of staying with us. Nightmare!! To say the least.

AND if it wasn't for all of you, I don't think Rachel could be this strong, focused, and determined to get herself all the way healthy.

You are all a wonderful group of people and I am sure glad she found you as part of her family.

Hi Donna .................... You are almost a next door neighbor, and one day we will surely get to meet you.

I wish all of you the best. You are Rachel's extended family here.

Thank you! What a nice thing to say!

Yeah, and "mood swings" is way too nice a description ... I believe someone on LN said it was more like a "mood chainsaw"!

:lol: Yes, this USED to describe me but then I went through a more even keel period...now I'm getting back to the mood chainsaw thing. It especially comes out when I'm driving. :lol: But the other day I was nearly in tears while I was getting my massage at physical therapy...the therapist kept asking if he was hurting me, and I just kept saying no. Don't know why I was so emotional either. I told Dr. S about this too. :)

so she didnt mean to look shocked.

I don't know shocked seems to fit this thread sometimes. :lol:

Okay, about to load a new picture on my personal picture page...it's of my first dog Coco. She was a great dog too...got her when she was 8 weeks old...loved her personality too.

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It especially comes out when I'm driving. :lol:

:lol: I always say, when you see a jerk on the road, it's God's way of pointing out to you who needs prayers! ;) Otherwise, you wouldn't know which ones to pray for! :P

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BTW, what is the "clean" meaning of "blow me"??? :lol::lol:

''Well blow me if I didn't need glasses'' = ''Well I never!! I needed glasses'' or (in the most Americanized way I can think) ''Who knew!?! I need glasses!!!''

:lol::lol::lol:

CARLA!!!! Superb hair colour!!

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Mood chainsaw? Good God- that IS me. Now i am Beverly from Beverly with the nicknmae babs and I MUST have babesia. I am cursed! And my name comes from Old English for "girl from the beaver meadow" :ph34r: I think my name is now cursed. I told my mom I didn't like it but she thought it was lovely. :wub: I always wanted to be Emma (that's what DH calls me as my nickname).

Carla- I think "blow me" in Brit-speak must be like "blow me away". :lol:

rachel- You're RC story is so funny!

I speak a "'little Spanish". When we went to Costa Rica for our honeymoon, I practiced before and by the end of the trip (2 weeks) I was doing pretty well. But I was making one MAJOR mistake. In costa Rica they have these cute little restaurant names- cafes were called "soda"'. Well- one kind of restaurant is called a cocina (nicer than a soda) BUT the last time I spoke a word like that was in Italy where they are called "cucinas" (pronounced Koo-cheen-as). So i kept saying "Donde esta Cucina talamanca?" Turns out uhm....cucina in Italy is kitchen but in Spanish it's "dirty woman" so I'm sure many people wondered why I was wandering around my honeymoon lookig for a good cucina :ph34r: . Finally, a very nice elderly gentleman corrected me. :huh::lol: OOPS!

SusieQ- Your yurt story is PRICELESS!

And Rachel- your mom is on here- that's so cool! Hi Cheryl! Your children are beautiful!

I LOVE everyone's pics!

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<-------------------------------------- New avatar. First dance recital- I think I was 4.

Cute new picture. It looks like it was professionally taken.

It's so good to have you and Susan back!

I agree. :)

I also hope you don't have problems with your new meds.

Ok...I got 2 new pics up.

My avatar is from when I was 3 and my personal pic is me and my brother. I'm 5 and he's 4. :)

Another great set of pictures. Your mom picked well.......she did pick didn't she?

Seems like everyone is pretty photogenic and I'm enjoying the continued sharing.

Carla,

I like your new picture too. About how old were you in that one?

Okay, I'm just about to load a picture that does indeed prove that I DID smile as a child. :lol: Donna = :lol:

Yep, I see that Donna smile. :) Did anyone tell you it's easier to ride facing forward. :lol:

I just want you to know I am very proud of Rachel and all her hard work researching and finding doctors to help her thru this rough period in her life.

We are proud and thankful for her willingness to share what she's learned. :)

My mom has always said I was a good kid...I was an angel till I got older... then I became a mom's worst nightmare as a teenager. :ph34r:

She says I've been nothing but problems ever since....and then I had to go and get poisoned. :P

Well, you'll get unpoisoned, but we can't vouch to whether or not you'll continue to be a nightmare. :P

One day the owner of the property was coming over and I gave one of the staff directions in Spanish on how I wanted the pool straightened. The maids came running in my office when they found out ... they were horrified because they used to clean my office and talk in Spanish thinking I didn't understand! :lol:

:lol::lol: Oooohhhh, that would be embarassing.

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I can't find the raincoat picture. :( I am six in this picture. My hair was that color all the way through college ... it got dark after I had kids. NONE of my kids got my light hair. :(

You can skip my last question since you answered it already......I hadn't gotten this far yet. :rolleyes:

Okay, about to load a new picture on my personal picture page...it's of my first dog Coco. She was a great dog too...got her when she was 8 weeks old...loved her personality too.

Another cute puppy. :)

I'm sure many people wondered why I was wandering around my honeymoon lookig for a good cucina :ph34r: . Finally, a very nice elderly gentleman corrected me. :huh::lol: OOPS!

:lol::lol::ph34r:

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I don't speak Spanish either, lol. And, the same sort of thing happens to me as to Rachel...people think I look like I do. Once a friend (who is Guatemalan, but can understand Spanish) and I went to a mexican restaurant. The waitress talked to my friend in Spanish, then came to me and out came this so very "white" order, lol. She looked at me like <_< and asked my friend why I wouldn't order in Spanish, lol. My friend had to tell her how hopeless I am at "foreign" languages, lol. I even took SIX years of Spanish in school and still can't put a sentence together.

Fibroids and iodine deficiency, has anyone heard of this?

No, but I wouldn't be surprised if there are a lot of things that contribute.

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I can't find the raincoat picture. :( I am six in this picture. My hair was that color all the way through college ... it got dark after I had kids. NONE of my kids got my light hair. :(

Very cute pic! Love that hair!

:lol: I always say, when you see a jerk on the road, it's God's way of pointing out to you who needs prayers! ;) Otherwise, you wouldn't know which ones to pray for! :P

I've tried this, and if I can get to praying before I get to yelling that's what I do. :lol:

''Well blow me if I didn't need glasses'' = ''Well I never!! I needed glasses'' or (in the most Americanized way I can think) ''Who knew!?! I need glasses!!!''

:lol: Nikki, we miss you around here too!

Yep, I see that Donna smile. :) Did anyone tell you it's easier to ride facing forward. :lol:

Even as a child I liked to do things a bit differently. :lol: :lol:

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They speak Spanish in Guatemala. :)

In the picture, I had just had my hair done by Larry. Women all over town wanted Larry to do their hair, but my mom could call that day and he'd squeeze me in! I still have a picture he gave me for my birthday. This was my mom's favorite way for me to wear it, but I preferred "flip up".

Just be sure you yell out, "God bless that JERK!" :lol:

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I absolutely love all the new-old pictures!! :D Carla, Bev, Rachel, Rinne, Donna, Laura--everyone! Rachel, I love seeing the one of you and your brother--so cute.

Glad you stopped by, Cheryl--I agree that "our girl" is incredibly focused and determined. ;)

Rinne--Those bars really sound good! I'll be waiting to hear all about everything. :) I've not heard anything about a link between fibroids and iodine--although it could contribute. I did a lot of reading about endometriosis, though, and found that it is being thought more and more that it is autoimmune. I thought that very interesting. Somehow, this stuff is all related.

Andrea--the adeno. is nothing to worry about unless it causes you symptoms. I knew that you had had the sections, so I wanted to mention it to you. I literally never heard of it until my 6 week check up after the hysterectomy. Doctors had been saying for several years that my uterus was larger than normal, but no one ever mentioned edeno. :blink: It made sense to me too since my second son was a c-section. I did have severe cramping/bleeding/clots. etc, but they chalked it up to the fibroid. I only found out after that I also had the edeno. and endometriosis, too! :o

I wanted to post my new pic on my profile page and leave the baby pic up as my avatar. For some reason, no matter what I did, the board wouldn't accept my pic on my page--only as an avatar.....I'm going to take it down for a while cuz I want to have the old pic up like everyone else :lol: I just got so frustrated, I said the heck with it and left it for a while.

Nikki--that "blow me" is hysterical! :lol: Nice to see you here--stick around :D

"Mood chainsaw"--I can relate.....

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Drive by for all you Lymeys- can you have babs without Lyme? It was black flies that did the attcking...evil creatures! :ph34r:

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Andrea--the adeno. is nothing to worry about unless it causes you symptoms. I knew that you had had the sections, so I wanted to mention it to you.

Thanks Patti. :)

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Drive by for all you Lymeys- can you have babs without Lyme? It was black flies that did the attcking...evil creatures! :ph34r:

Yes. I don't know about flies carrying it though.

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Drive by for all you Lymeys- can you have babs without Lyme? It was black flies that did the attcking...evil creatures! :ph34r:

I think so.

Andrea, I keep forgetting to tell you what a lovely photo that is of you with your horse, you look so contented. :)

I keep thinking about the fact that this thread has been here for a year and we are nearly at 1000 pages, this has to be a record of some sort. I am so impressed by the consistent care and friendliness of those here. :wub:

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