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Oh yeah....I'm pretty sure you're right about the virtual memory thing Andrea!! Thing is there is not alot of programs running (that I know of) when this message is coming up. Do other things count as running programs?? I have 3 different printers (cuz of scrapbooking) and my scanner.....they all come on when my computer comes on. Could this count as virtual memory?? :unsure:

I think those could make a difference but don't know how much. :unsure:

I do know that when I copied our My pictures folder and renamed it, it seemed to free up our computers time a little. With stuff copied over from old computers I have a My documents within a My documents, within a My documents to it was easy to bury the new Pictures folders.

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New avatar....my personal pic is from a trip to Disneyland when I was a year old. In the pic is Mickey, my mom and me. :)

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Okay, today I can't get to page 1018! :lol: I can go to 1017 and 1019 but not 1018! :P Don't know what the heck is going on...if I can get into the site from work tomorrow I'll have to see what I've missed on those two pages.

About to load a new avatar...my uncle and I as babies...

I am having a horrible brain herx. I am practically incoherent and disoriented. I'm having trouble typing. Morgan and I went for a long walk and she was worried I would fall over. If you read Tincup's description of a herx on LN, it's very accurate. I had a little Lyme rage, too. :ph34r: That's why Morgan took me for a walk.

I'll have to reread it...it's been a while and I'm not sure I read the whole thing. I guess I can't blame my driving on lyme herx yet. :lol:

I guess my insurance company sent her my reinbursement so she wrote me a check. I dont know why my insurance always does this! They do it with BioSET too...they send Anna my checks and then Anna just credits my account. I still have credit in there from my last payment.

I dont know why I got another insurance check sent to Dr. Amy though...I'm pretty sure I already got reimbursed for that.

I got another check last week for that same amount so I gotta have my mom look into that. She handles all my insurance stuff and deposits my checks for me.

I love my mom...she's the best!

I think I love your mom too, :P ! My insurance HAS sent it to the provider before but this time they sent it to me directly. And, it seems like they should have paid a little less...on the one claim they sent me the WHOLE amount...I think I'm only supposed to get 70% back for out-of-network stuff. Surprised me. On the other claim I got all but $40 back and that was more than double the other check, so it should have been more...I dunno, I can't figure insurance companies out. I'm just happy I got reimbursed. I saw online that they've already processed my huge first visit with Dr. S too so I should be getting that back soon to. I haven't submitted charges for March or April for BioSET...I thought I had for March but can't find any copies so much not have. Yay. :P

New avatar....my personal pic is from a trip to Disneyland when I was a year old. In the pic is Mickey, my mom and me. :)

Wow, very beautiful!!! Cute Disney pic too...you look a lot like your mom. By-the-way...the leaves picture on my personal pic was taken in VERMONT..those are Vermont leaf piles, lol. In the country.... :o

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Wow, very beautiful!!! Cute Disney pic too...you look a lot like your mom. By-the-way...the leaves picture on my personal pic was taken in VERMONT..those are Vermont leaf piles, lol. In the country.... :o

Thanks Donna...people do say I look like my mom. I'll have to find a more recent pic of me and my mom. :)

VERMONT LEAF PILES!! :o:o EEEEEEEEK!!!! :blink:

Well....theres NO wind today....I dont even see the tiniest breeze. Its 8 am and it already looks GORGEOUS!! I'm gonna be outside attacking bourganvillias and other fun stuff...I hope I dont get too cut up. :P

Susan...are your eyes better today???

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Susan...are your eyes better today???

well halloooooooooo!! Thank you for asking, Rach, my eyes are practically swollen shut today! :huh: Last night, I looked like this -----> ;) but today both are equally "swolt up" and very itchy. ugh! Lots more yard work today, no wind in sight so it's safe to mow the lawn. Very cute picture, Rachel!

Carla - Lyme rage! oh dear! was that rage AT the Lyme itself or rage BECAUSE OF the Lyme?

Donna - so glad about the checks! good news! :)

Andrea - did I answer your question about my root canals? I don't knwo what I'll do yet, MUST do something and if I have the teeth pulled, will definitely put in new ones - egads - - CHA-CHING either way - -

I forgot what else, am sleepy this morning and stuffed up! more coffee. ;)

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New avatar....my personal pic is from a trip to Disneyland when I was a year old. In the pic is Mickey, my mom and me. :)

Very nice pics. You look like your mom. You also have a very nice smile. :)

I hope you survive your yard work day without too many scratches. I remember how cut up you got last summer.

Hubby is at a meeting this morning and I'm hoping to go to a church brunch (not that I can eat anything there). We went to a new church yesterday that is closer. We like it. We can't afford to drive to our old one as it's 50 miles one way and van's aren't known to be good on gas. <_<

About to load a new avatar...my uncle and I as babies...

Cute. :)

Andrea - did I answer your question about my root canals? I don't knwo what I'll do yet, MUST do something and if I have the teeth pulled, will definitely put in new ones - egads - - CHA-CHING either way - -

Yes it is cha-ching either way.

I do hope your eyes recooperate quickly. :( That sounds miserable.

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Cute picture, Rachel.

Lyme rage is very common, apparently. Lyme can reside in the brain, and the antibiotics I'm on cross over into the brain, so they kill bugs there. The dead bugs are toxic, so I end up with a toxic brain.

This causes Lyme rage -- anger over the tiniest things. It also causes crying ... which is generally out of character for me. Today the small things are bugging me, like why did someone need to take the Windex out of my bathroom? Why does NO ONE know where it is or who took it? The Windex under the kitchen counter is also missing. Why? Did the Windex fairy come last night? I'll have to look under my pillow for money.

The die-off also causes me balance issues. I need a shoulder to lean on just to walk. I played my flute at Mass today, but I sat on a stool the whole time. The kids helped me in and out of Church.

Okay, we have a baseball makeup game today.... four games yesterday wasn't enough. :blink:

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Hi Susie,

Sorry about your eyes :( Sounds awful.

Rachel,

Your new picture is beautiful! I also think you look like your mom :P

Andrea,

Have a nice time at your brunch--glad you found a church that's closer and that you like :)

Donna,

I am so enjoying your pictures! You and your uncle are so adorable. :D

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Dear Donna, Patti, and Andrea,

Well, my eye hurts some now. However, my mother says it looks better. Incidentally, she cannot see out of the one eye hardly due to the eye doctor messing up her lenses. :lol: I was freaked at first. I thought "OMG! I am having a stroke!" :unsure: Mostly, my eye is just sleepy feeling. They feel tired like I need to sleep. They feel that way a lot.

Dear Donna,

I am so glad your insurance is reimbursing you! That is such great news! These treatments can be expensive. They are worth every penny when you can afford them, I am sure. You might be able to treat yourself to something nice for a change! ;)

Dear Rachel, Andrea, and Carla,

I appreciate the advice on the testing. The thing is, my parents will not be convinced I am Celiac until they have "proof". They refuse to take it seriously unless I am "officially" diagnosed. That is why the Enterolab seems so important. How much would it be to just have the gene testing done?

I agree that the rotation diet is really a smarter way to go to identify food allergies. I know yeast does not set well, already. Having Candida makes that a real problem. I get diarrhea and stomach cramps and reflux when I eat bread with yeast. I stopped eating that a long time ago.

I was thinking I would get the gene test done, and the 2 Western Blots. What do you guys think? I think that would be reasonable. Of course, my parents are not reasonable. That is what makes everything so complicated.

Dear Carla,

I am sorry to hear you are suffering from a herx. :( Those are terrible! I had a please shoot me day Friday night. I was glutened by candy. I thought the potato chips were the problem.

I ate a lot of them. However, I had eaten them three days in a row and was fine. So, after I contacted the candy company, I found out they do not have dedicated lines! :( I must have had a delayed reaction. I was so sick! They said they have a Celiac employee that eats the candy and is fine. This person must have been asymptomatic or highly unreactive.

Dear Laura,

Thanks for the info on the biopsy testing. That is very interesting stuff! You explained it very well! The whole process sounds quite thorough. I know how you feel about previous doctors. I hate them with a passion! :angry:

Dear Susan,

I am in the exact same situation with my teeth! Is that weird or what? I have two molars on my left side that are in really bad shape. They need root canals. I am just unsure as to whether to have them pulled and get a partial, or the get the root canals with Lava crowns and composites. I had a root canal last summer, and did fine. I made sure there was no metal involved in the filling! It just seems either way it is going to do something nasty to us.

Dear Rachel and Donna,

You guys are so cute in your childhood pics!

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

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They refuse to take it seriously unless I am "officially" diagnosed. That is why the Enterolab seems so important. How much would it be to just have the gene testing done?

Enterolab can only tell you whether your levels are raised (indicating a reaction to gluten), they can't tell you whether you have celiac, although if you have celiac genes and are reacting it would be just a matter of time if you have tested negative via bloodwork. If you don't have celiac genes then you could be in a similar boat to Rachel, who will probably be able to eat gluten once she is totally better.

I think the gene test and the WB's are a great idea. The gene test is $169 I think. I still have to have Seth's done. With him it's just what combination he got since we know ours.

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Lyme rage is very common, apparently. Lyme can reside in the brain, and the antibiotics I'm on cross over into the brain, so they kill bugs there. The dead bugs are toxic, so I end up with a toxic brain.

Wow, that sounds like this may be a little bit until you feel better!

Hope the ball game doesn't wear you out. :( They love stacking those things together don't they?

Windex fairy. :lol::lol:

Andrea,

Have a nice time at your brunch--glad you found a church that's closer and that you like :)

Thanks. We're just hoping Mitch can get out of his meeting a little early. His is supposed to go until mine starts. I'm sure I could be a little late though. :)

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Well, I didn't sleep well again last night. :( I'm starting the NT Factor today...it has some sort of Krebs cycle blend in there so maybe that will not only give me a bit of energy during the day, but perhaps reset my stupid krebs cycle. :( I'm going to wait a couple of days to start the Transfer Factor though so I can see if one of the other bothers me.

Well....theres NO wind today....I dont even see the tiniest breeze. Its 8 am and it already looks GORGEOUS!! I'm gonna be outside attacking bourganvillias and other fun stuff...I hope I dont get too cut up. :P

Yes, having had to open my door again because of cooking (and just getting back from church) I can see that it's gorgeous outside with no wind. I'm going to go for a walk after I finish eating. :P I'm wondering if I just don't get enough sunshine to reset my internal clock thing... :unsure:

I am so enjoying your pictures! You and your uncle are so adorable.

Why thank you...this particular pic is the majority of my family's favorite. It's a bit fuzzy...all I have is a very tiny photo. My older uncle (the older brother of the one in this photo) may have a larger one...I'll have to see if he can email me a larger one some day.

I am so glad your insurance is reimbursing you! That is such great news! These treatments can be expensive. They are worth every penny when you can afford them, I am sure. You might be able to treat yourself to something nice for a change!

I'm afraid it's going straight to the credit cards which have become quite huge with all the medical and dental work I've had done this last year. :(

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Dear Andrea,

It sounds like the gene test could be affordable. If we could do that one month, then the Western Blots the next, that would really be nice. The test was less expensive than I thought. Dad's check was short this time. He is a salesman, and only gets paid as the commissions come in.

I tested negative with blood work several years ago. I had the panel done in late 2000. They said it was alright. That is difficult to believe considering the suffering I have endured. Friday was really bad. Now my poop is floating again! :angry: It is funny, because I always thought that was normal. I did not know it was odd to have floaty tirds! :lol:

Dear Donna,

That sucks you do not get to treat yourself! :( All of the money always seems to go faster than it gets there. I hope to get some money from a friend's yardsale next weekend. On top of getting price lists together for prospective customers and school work, I have to go through all of that stuff! If it brings some money in, it will be worth the effort!

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

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Hi all! I just got my first bicillin injection today. I have a friend who is a "retired" nurse ... she stopped working after having kids, so hasn't worked for 12 years. She came out of retirement to teach Morgan to give me a shot! :P

Morgan says she needs to see it one more time, then be supervised one time and she'll be okay. Morgan was the one to jump when the needle went in ... I didn't even feel it. It started hurting as the medicine started going in though. Then it started bleeding ... my friend asked if I bled easily, and I do, probably because of the babs.

Jin, if they'll do both, that's great. If not, I'd do the WB over the gene test.

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Morgan says she needs to see it one more time, then be supervised one time and she'll be okay. Morgan was the one to jump when the needle went in ... I didn't even feel it. It started hurting as the medicine started going in though. Then it started bleeding ... my friend asked if I bled easily, and I do, probably because of the babs.
Yikes! :ph34r::blink: That doesn't sound like fun. Keep us posted on how you do with this.

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Well I didn't get to go to the brunch today. Mitch's meeting went long and he didn't get home til noon. The brunch started at 10:30.

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Well I didn't get to go to the brunch today. Mitch's meeting went long and he didn't get home til noon. The brunch started at 10:30.

:( Hope you guys have a nice afternoon, anyway.

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I'm done with the monster bourganvillia......now I just got two little ones. I'm pretty scratched up but not as bloody as last year. :)

I'm not gonna get as much done as I'd like because my green can is full already! I kept getting in the can and stepping on everything and once I somehow had one of my legs go down all through the bourganvillia branches. :o

My feet got pretty cut up from that...but luckily I kept sweats on despite the heat. I'm taking a break...done with the heinous bush so now I can put my shorts on. :P

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Heinosity all around :o Heinous lack of brunch, heinous shot, heinous bouganvilla scratching... :lol:

I had a very nice walk until my iPod died, lol...fortunately I was almost home so not so heinous. :lol:

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Dear Carla,

Hopefully, I will get to do both. I do not know about it just yet. They did not say anything. Dad just woke up from his nap. I swear he is the only person on the planet that has to take a nap after playing solitare! :lol: Even though I am sick, I still get up and move around a bit!

One day, he was saying how I do not move around much. I move around much more than everyone else (with the exception of the dog). He is not Mr. Athleticism. Once, when me and my brother were playing basketball, the ball rolled down the road. We live on a hill. Instead of walking down to get it like most normal people, my dad drove! :lol: The neighbors find that immensely hilarious!

Dear Rachel,

It is good to hear the bourganvillia did not completely cut you up this time! :) Those sound like wicked bushes! We have sticker bushes. It is a real problem in the summer due to wasps. They love these bushes! For the most part the wasps are pretty non-aggressive. We do not worry about them as much as the Kamikaze bees.

Dear Donna,

I am glad you had a nice walk. It was so terrible that your iPod died. Oh, the heineousity! :o That is a serious bummer. At least you were almost home!

Dear Carla,

It is great that Morgan can help with your shots now. I am used to getting them as well for the Depo, so it does not bother me either! My Step-Grandmother used to be a nurse. She was a school nurse. Although she retired a long time ago, she still knows quite a bit. I was amazed when she said she had heard of Celiac. They taught her that it was a children's disease primarily when she learned of it, though.

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

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I'm done with the monster bourganvillia......now I just got two little ones. I'm pretty scratched up but not as bloody as last year. :)

Remember Rachel......the weekend wasn't good unless you come back bloody and bruised!! :rolleyes: Excellent work, getting scratched by the HEINOUS bourgainvillea!

Heinosity all around :o Heinous lack of brunch, heinous shot, heinous bouganvilla scratching... :lol:

I had a very nice walk until my iPod died, lol...fortunately I was almost home so not so heinous. :lol:

Indeed, HEINOSITY all around!!!! :lol::lol: and I am so pleased to see the frequent use of the word. Please do remember, though, HEINOSITY is not really a word, I made it up :ph34r::lol::lol::lol: BUT I LOVE IT WHEN PEOPLE USE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You guys crack me up!!

:wub:

Jin - your dad driving the car to get the ball - - - - :lol: now THAT is funny! and he tells YOU to move around more? :huh:

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I am used to getting them as well for the Depo, so it does not bother me either!

They bother me ... I just didn't feel the needle go in :unsure: ... it's a big shot, so it's a lot of liquid to absorb, and the liquid is thick. It still hurts ... there's still a bump. :(

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They bother me ... I just didn't feel the needle go in :unsure: ... it's a big shot, so it's a lot of liquid to absorb, and the liquid is thick. It still hurts ... there's still a bump. :(

Dear Carla,

I feel the stick. It does not bother me much, though. I am so used to being stuck, that it is no big deal. Of course, I have plenty of fat on my rump for padding! :lol: Wow, there is still a bump? :o That is not good. :( Needles definitely do not bother me, considering I have had much worse things stuck in me, such as an anal probe (colonoscopy).

Dear Susan,

Yeah, can you believe Dad? He has the nerve to tell me to move around more? It is hard to believe that he used to play tennis so much. The man is like a rock. He takes a nap after playing Solitaire on the computer! :lol: I am unwell, but I still move more than once in a century.

Sincerely,

Jin

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Wow...I got sun burnt today. :o

On top of being all scratched up....I also got messed up lines...from my shirt and gloves. :rolleyes:

OK...finally got a pic of my dog Bear up. He's just lounging in the yard. :) Hes on my personal pic.

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