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***NEWS FLASH***

My husband took the bug (who is STILL alive and kicking) to the entomologist, who thought it might be a tick til he got it under the microscope.

IT'S A BLACK COCCINEAL BEETLE.

IT'S NOT A TICK!!!!!!!! :):):):)

I looked up 5 different links about coccineal beetles, and they all said that they don't bite. WRONG. :ph34r:

YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously- what a relief!


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In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.

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Hi everybody! a drive-by.....I am SO far behind!

I've been wondering where you were! Good to see you. :D

How's your week been?


Andrea

Enterolab positive results only June 06:
Me HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0301; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2, 7)
Husband HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0302; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2,8)



The whole family has been soy free since February, gluten free since June 2006.

The whole family went back to a gluten diet October 2011.  We never had official testing done and I decided to give gluten a go again.  At this point I've decided to work on making some gluten free things again, though healthwise everyone seems to be fine.  The decision to add gluten back in was also made based on other things I'd read about the 2nd sequence of genes.  It is my belief that we had a gluten intolerance, but thanks to things I've learned here, I know more what to keep an eye on.  If you have a confirmed case of celiac, please don't go back to gluten, it's a lifelong lifestyle change.

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Um, well, THAT is because, let's face it, the coccineal beetles had never encountered the lovely decolletage and hidden under-the-bra spot of miss Alison Fiddle-Faddle Celiac.

:lol::ph34r:

(I'm sorry, I couldn't resist).

But GOOD NEWS!!!

Hi everybody! a drive-by.....I am SO far behind!

Hi, SusieQ!! That is the funniest thing I have heard in WEEKS!!!! :P:P:P

How are you doing?

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Um, well, THAT is because, let's face it, the coccineal beetles had never encountered the lovely decolletage and hidden under-the-bra spot of miss Alison Fiddle-Faddle Celiac.

:lol::ph34r:

<she said . .. uhhhh . .. . . . . . . . . .wth she say??> :huh:

OMG Tsu-zon you really cleared the High Bar w/ *that* one. :blink:

bududump-bududump-bududump-bumpbump

The Linguistic Ranger Strikes Again!!

I must commend you.

Seriously, that word was not only the first one I had to look up(!) here, but I'm real sure I'd never even *heard* of it before!!

Luckily, txting "D decolletage" to 46645 (googl) got me THIS:

Glossary:

Decolletage: A very deep, plunging neckline which reveals a lot of cleavage.

Source: www.bridesave.com/glossary.cfm

After all this time - you've been palming Aces like this?

(Of course LMAO the whole time I'm writing) :lol::lol:

Bravo!

<too much?> ROFL

[Edit:

P.S. Or, :lol: , do all the women know that word and in my ignorance I'm mucho overly impressed? :lol: ]


>>>>>>> tom <<<<<<<

Celiac 1st diagnosed as a toddler, in the 60s. Docs then, between bloodletting & leech-tending, said "he'll grow out of it" & I was back on gluten & mostly fine for 30yrs.

Gluten-free since 12-03

Dairy-free since 10-04

Soy-free since 5-07

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Hi Carla,

You know what? My estrogen problems cleared up. I'm not really sure why. It may have had something to do with having my fibroids removed and all the changes I made in my diet. I did so many things, I don't know which one it was, or maybe it was all of them. My estrogen used to be high, but now it's ok. Maybe on the low side, if anything, because sometimes I still get hot flashes. It also could be because I improved my egg quality. I was told by a couple of doctors that high estrogen is a sign of poor egg quality, which happens as you get older. Isn't perimenopause fun - not!!

Claire

Hi Claire,

I don't think I have an estrogen problem ... my LLMD wanted me to take this, and I know it's one of the functions. :) I'm glad yours is better. I'm not quite to perimenopause yet ... I thought I was because of the night sweats, but that ended up being from babesia! :lol:

***NEWS FLASH***

My husband took the bug (who is STILL alive and kicking) to the entomologist, who thought it might be a tick til he got it under the microscope.

IT'S A BLACK COCCINEAL BEETLE.

IT'S NOT A TICK!!!!!!!! :):):):)

I looked up 5 different links about coccineal beetles, and they all said that they don't bite. WRONG. :ph34r:

GREAT NEWS!


gluten-free 12/05

diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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okay so I know that fruit juices are a no for mold but what about coconut milk from Thai? I had some today but I'm not sure what will happen tomorrow

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Great news that wasn't a tick bite!!!!!!!!!!!


4/2007 Positive IGA, TTG Enterolab results, with severe malabsorption: Two DQ2 celiac genes--highest possible risk.

gluten-free since 4/22/07; SF since 7/07; 3/08 & 7/08 high sugar levels in stool (i.e. cannot break down carbs) digestive enzymes for carbs didn't help; 7/18/08 started SCD as prescribed by my physician (MD).

10/2000 dx LYME disease; 2008 clinical dx CELIAC; Other: hypothyroid, allergies, dupuytrens, high mercury levels

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Hi, SusieQ!! That is the funniest thing I have heard in WEEKS!!!! :P:P:P

How are you doing?

:lol: Glad you liked it. And thank you for asking, and you too, Andrea, I am doing MUCH better.

And guess what, I can CLIMB again......but no bouldering or jumping off things (duh). Found out I couldn't do treadmill any more, and must seriously ease up on the weights.....BUT - - - - I CAN climb w/ rope, it's just easy, fluid movement with no jarring of the spine. :) I am thrilled. In fact, heading over there now. Back feels SO much better, as I"ve done almost two weeks of NOTHING, which I did not like, but which really has helped things, because from the research I've been doing, and people I've talked with, it seems that doctors don't really KNOW what to do with the back, so the afflicted must *usually* just find things to manage and ease the pain (chiro, acupuncture, massage, whatever).....my doctor still hasn't gotten back to me or referred me anywhere. :huh:

Um, Tom? you are WAY too easily amused. Yes, settle down.....everyone knows that word.....


SUSIE

Diagnosed January 2006

"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells." ~Dr. Seuss

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Um, Tom? you are WAY too easily amused. Yes, settle down.....everyone knows that word.....

Yes, we all do, but you're talking about someone who was surprised the electrical industry called lightbulbs "lamps." :D Tom, you do set yourself up for it. :lol:

Okay, so the test you were talking about, where was the galvanic reaction ... I still don't get it.

YAY, YAY, YAY on the climbing!


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diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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WHOA!

I'm officially more thrilled to be alive than usual right now!!

It's another "Off to SJ Weekend"!!!!

BwaaaHaaHaaaaaaaaa

Saturday thru Tuesday = no pizza-oven life pour moi!! :) :) :) :) :D:)

Wish I was there RIGHT . . . . . NOW tho.

Free huge Music in the Park has The English Beat starting in 10 min!!!! :lol::angry::lol:

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pssssssst! Soozey! <tom looks around suspiciously>

Did u know YOU have a thread alive that started 18 months ago??? :lol:


>>>>>>> tom <<<<<<<

Celiac 1st diagnosed as a toddler, in the 60s. Docs then, between bloodletting & leech-tending, said "he'll grow out of it" & I was back on gluten & mostly fine for 30yrs.

Gluten-free since 12-03

Dairy-free since 10-04

Soy-free since 5-07

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Um, well, THAT is because, let's face it, the coccineal beetles had never encountered the lovely decolletage and hidden under-the-bra spot of miss Alison Fiddle-Faddle Celiac.

:lol::ph34r:

(I'm sorry, I couldn't resist).

But GOOD NEWS!!!

Hi everybody! a drive-by.....I am SO far behind!

OMG...this killed me too!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D

And you can CLIMB!!!!!!!!!! wahoo!!!!!!!!!!!

Decolletage is such a great word...leave it to the French to make cleavage as classy as possible. :P


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Beverly

Gluten free since 2005

In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.

Albert Careb

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.....BUT - - - - I CAN climb w/ rope, it's just easy, fluid movement with no jarring of the spine. :) I am thrilled. In fact, heading over there now.

FAAAAN-*TAS*TIK!!

Um, Tom? you are WAY too easily amused. Yes, settle down.....everyone knows that word.....

LMAO

I was just finishing booking the flight, so ready to laugh at EVERYthing!! :lol:

I did, at least, realize I may have unwittingly fallen into the trap of the cleavage-impaired.

I'll go to the *grave* believing Men don't know that word. (Well, not straight non-fashion-designer men) :lol:


>>>>>>> tom <<<<<<<

Celiac 1st diagnosed as a toddler, in the 60s. Docs then, between bloodletting & leech-tending, said "he'll grow out of it" & I was back on gluten & mostly fine for 30yrs.

Gluten-free since 12-03

Dairy-free since 10-04

Soy-free since 5-07

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I did, at least, realize I may have unwittingly fallen into the trap of the cleavage-impaired.

I'll go to the *grave* believing Men don't know that word. (Well, not straight non-fashion-designer men) :lol:

You may be right ... straight, non-fashion-designer men may not know what it's called because they're too distracted by looking for the name to register in their brain.


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diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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Great news Susan! Please take it easy. :D


Andrea

Enterolab positive results only June 06:
Me HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0301; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2, 7)
Husband HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0302; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2,8)



The whole family has been soy free since February, gluten free since June 2006.

The whole family went back to a gluten diet October 2011.  We never had official testing done and I decided to give gluten a go again.  At this point I've decided to work on making some gluten free things again, though healthwise everyone seems to be fine.  The decision to add gluten back in was also made based on other things I'd read about the 2nd sequence of genes.  It is my belief that we had a gluten intolerance, but thanks to things I've learned here, I know more what to keep an eye on.  If you have a confirmed case of celiac, please don't go back to gluten, it's a lifelong lifestyle change.

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Yes, we all do, but you're talking about someone who was surprised the electrical industry called lightbulbs "lamps." :D Tom, you do set yourself up for it. :lol:

Oh no u di'-int!!!!! :lol::lol:

"Lamps Plus" is NOT a lightbulb emporium! :P

And that "surprise" (dang! did I really use "surprised") u speak of was in NINETEEN EIGHTY FIVE!!!!!

<tsk-tsk making fun of a mere child>

Okay, so the test you were talking about, where was the galvanic reaction ... I still don't get it.

Hehe it's at the tip - where 2 types of wires are connected. The other ends are where the galvanic voltage is measured.

Does that do it? I'll play until it's muy claro (habla espanol?). Anglais?

I'll keep on talking until it's crystal clear!!

:):)

Decolletage is such a great word........

...leave it to the French to make cleavage as classy as possible. :P

Leave it to the Women to think cleavage needs any "classing-up"!! :P:P:lol:


>>>>>>> tom <<<<<<<

Celiac 1st diagnosed as a toddler, in the 60s. Docs then, between bloodletting & leech-tending, said "he'll grow out of it" & I was back on gluten & mostly fine for 30yrs.

Gluten-free since 12-03

Dairy-free since 10-04

Soy-free since 5-07

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Hi Lisa!

How are you doing?

I don't know about the coconut milk which is why I didn't respond earlier. :(


Andrea

Enterolab positive results only June 06:
Me HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0301; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2, 7)
Husband HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0302; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2,8)



The whole family has been soy free since February, gluten free since June 2006.

The whole family went back to a gluten diet October 2011.  We never had official testing done and I decided to give gluten a go again.  At this point I've decided to work on making some gluten free things again, though healthwise everyone seems to be fine.  The decision to add gluten back in was also made based on other things I'd read about the 2nd sequence of genes.  It is my belief that we had a gluten intolerance, but thanks to things I've learned here, I know more what to keep an eye on.  If you have a confirmed case of celiac, please don't go back to gluten, it's a lifelong lifestyle change.

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You may be right ... straight, non-fashion-designer men may not know what it's called because they're too distracted by looking for the name to register in their brain.

"Looking for the name"(s)?? :blink:

I know I haven't been getting out much for a few yrs but I'll still be very surprised if they're *"named"*. Are we talking a couple little nametags? Tattoos? Please not barcodes and PLU#s!! :lol:

Ohhhhhhh OK! It must mean "hoping for the GIRL'S name to register!!! <phew! that was tough!>

ROFLMAO!! :P

woohooo SJ here I come!! :lol:

(There's actually a chance I'll grab an Apt while I'm there!) :):D:):D:):D

[Edit]****

P.S. Whoa just noticed that Susie's avatar caption was changed from " <sniff>:( " to "Yay!:)" !! How great is that?! :)

Lisa - I wish I knew about the coconut milk too. The thing is, I'd seen something written somewhere, probably on this forum, but just don't remember whether they had a mold issue. I know they *liked* it. I'm reluctant to hazard a guess, since my reasons aren't that good.

Then again, u already had the stuff!!

I can't deny I'm curious, w/ u having so many problems w/ so many foods, how the 'asking' came second.


>>>>>>> tom <<<<<<<

Celiac 1st diagnosed as a toddler, in the 60s. Docs then, between bloodletting & leech-tending, said "he'll grow out of it" & I was back on gluten & mostly fine for 30yrs.

Gluten-free since 12-03

Dairy-free since 10-04

Soy-free since 5-07

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Tom, no comprendo ... pienso que no puedo entender sin hablando ... pero es ok ... no necesito entender. Es muy interesante que hay personas quien prueba lamparas y bombillas para voltaje.

Oh, I was married in 1984 ... you are older than I, so you were not a child in 1985. :P

Lisa, it's just a guess, but I would think coconut milk would be okay. On fruit, you can see it's moldy ... on a coconut, the milk is inside, and I don't think they'd be able to use a bad coconut for the milk. My guess is it's okay ... but don't know for sure. I guess after tonight you'll be able to give us the verdict.


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Tom, no comprendo ... pienso que no puedo entender sin hablando ... pero es ok ... no necesito entender. Es muy interesante que hay personas quien prueba lamparas y bombillas para voltaje.

Gah!!!! LMAO Hoo boy did *I* ever forget who I was talking to! :lol:

"Got entender if ya want it!"

2 wires. Diff elements. Connect 'em. Measure voltage. (Connectomundo!) :) :)


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Celiac 1st diagnosed as a toddler, in the 60s. Docs then, between bloodletting & leech-tending, said "he'll grow out of it" & I was back on gluten & mostly fine for 30yrs.

Gluten-free since 12-03

Dairy-free since 10-04

Soy-free since 5-07

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pssssssst! Soozey! <tom looks around suspiciously>

Did u know YOU have a thread alive that started 18 months ago??? :lol:

Yes, Crazy, I did know, and I was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO pathetic when I started that thread, I kinda wish it would go away! :ph34r::lol:

OMG I have seen Dave Wakeling (English Beat) three times in Monterey. Fantastic.

Tom - - I think you are getting a little over-excited about eveything and must calm thyself.....probably was the talk of cleavage.....

You may be right ... straight, non-fashion-designer men may not know what it's called because they're too distracted by looking for the name to register in their brain.

And speaking of, I am SOOOOOOOOOO flippin' jealous of women with cleavage. <_<:angry:

Great news Susan! Please take it easy. :D

Thanks, Mama Spice. :) I had a FANTASTIC climb and some very gentle weights. I haven't even FELT the pain in my back for about six days or more, and haven't had pain pills in taht many. But, I do feel a very minor ache now, it will probably be gone by tomorrow.....

don't worry, no climbing tomorrow. :ph34r:

Has Rachel left us for good? has she left the board? WTH? That is sad and wrong. :(


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"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells." ~Dr. Seuss

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:lol: Glad you liked it. And thank you for asking, and you too, Andrea, I am doing MUCH better.

And guess what, I can CLIMB again......but no bouldering or jumping off things (duh). Found out I couldn't do treadmill any more, and must seriously ease up on the weights.....BUT - - - - I CAN climb w/ rope, it's just easy, fluid movement with no jarring of the spine. :) I am thrilled. In fact, heading over there now. Back feels SO much better, as I"ve done almost two weeks of NOTHING, which I did not like, but which really has helped things, because from the research I've been doing, and people I've talked with, it seems that doctors don't really KNOW what to do with the back, so the afflicted must *usually* just find things to manage and ease the pain (chiro, acupuncture, massage, whatever).....my doctor still hasn't gotten back to me or referred me anywhere. :huh:

Um, Tom? you are WAY too easily amused. Yes, settle down.....everyone knows that word.....

Great news!

Would swimming help your back?

Knowing you (funny concept, as we've never met face to face), whatever you try, you will overdo it at first from the sheer joy of being able to do it, so BE CAREFUL!!! Give yourself limits, and observe them strictly.

It's better to go slowly and actually get there than to do too much and end up going backwards.

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Has Rachel left us for good? has she left the board? WTH? That is sad and wrong. :(

I pmed Rachel, hoping I could help to calm things down, but I failed. :( She pmed me back a long, angry letter, saying that she was done with this thread for good.

Not only was I unable to dissuade her, I think I made her angrier. :(

I'm very taken aback by the whole thing, because it did NOT seem like our Rachel. :blink:

No full moon...maybe Jupiter was NOT aligned with Mars?

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it seems that doctors don't really KNOW what to do with the back.....

Well, imagine that!

They don't know what to do with the front either, or the brain, or the bowels, or...

Would it be worth seeing a physiatrist? That's a sports medicine doctor, kind of like a physical therapist with an MD, or like an orthopedist that doesn't do surgery. They specialize in managing pain without surgery, and are very into physical therapy, chiropractors, etc. At least, the one I saw was into them!

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okay so I know that fruit juices are a no for mold but what about coconut milk from Thai? I had some today but I'm not sure what will happen tomorrow

Canned coconut milk should be fine. It actually can kill off some of the pathogens in your gut, so go easy on the stuff, or you might get D from die off. There are a couple of interesting books on the "miracles" of coconut milk.

And guess what, I can CLIMB again......but no bouldering or jumping off things (duh). BUT - - - - I CAN climb w/ rope, it's just easy, fluid movement with no jarring of the spine. :)

Well, I thought you were a climber too! I think you might of missed my message awhile back about climbing. It's sooooo good for the back! I have scoliosis, and it's very helpful. DH has been climbing for 30 years. A couple of years ago, he had to have back surgery for a herniated disk. Climbing has been good exercise for him. He's my rope gun!

No full moon...maybe Jupiter was NOT aligned with Mars?

All I know is that Saturn is moving out of my sign in September, and I'm very excited about it! That's when I'm doing my IVF. Virgos, watch out. You're next!

My tooth is getting less painful and sensitive, so I'm hopeful it will be all better soon!

Claire

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I pmed Rachel, hoping I could help to calm things down, but I failed. :( She pmed me back a long, angry letter, saying that she was done with this thread for good.

Not only was I unable to dissuade her, I think I made her angrier. :(

I'm very taken aback by the whole thing, because it did NOT seem like our Rachel. :blink:

No full moon...maybe Jupiter was NOT aligned with Mars?

Alison....this is just not true at all. :huh:

This is actually how my pm started out...

Alison,

You really dont know me...I am not at all upset or placing blame. I dont need a safe place to vent...I'm perfectly fine with my decision to walk away from this thread.

I'm very much in my right mind tonight....and my feelings arent going to change tomorrow or the next day. I dont care who's to blame....I'm not concerned with placing blame. I dont like to be surrounded by negativity....period.

I'm not going to post all of it because its personal but there was nothing angry about my pm to you. My letter carried the same tone as these first two paragraphs. I'll be sending both your pm and mine to Scott. Yours was not anything meant to try to calm me down....it was to provoke me.

You really need to not discuss our conversations openly...and especially when you're not being honest.


Rachel

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