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Lisa

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Corporate mentality is invading vet medicine as well - big specialist centers popping up with all the lastest gadgets and fees to go with it $$$$$$$$

Some bigger vet clinics have lost the practical approach that we still take in our rural practice. A recent case highlights what I mean: A cat stops eating and is acting funny.... goes to an Emerg clinic: Bloodwork, ultrasound, xrays, Iv fluids overnight $1900.00 later...no diagnosis. Owner takes cat to regular vet who looks at the cat from head to tail - finds the problem with his own 2 eyes - an abscess at the base of the tail, anesthesia surgery to drain the abscess/antibiotics $150.00.

Corporate approach - lots of money in profit

Practical - little profit but cat feels better.

Ok - went on a rant......back to the original intent .....lots of interesting occupations in this group!

Sandy. mom and AHT


Sandy

Type 1 diabetes - 1986

hypothyroid -1993

pernicious anemia

premature atrial beats

neuropathy

retinopathy

daughter is: age 15

central hypotonia and developmental delay

balance issues (rides an adult 3 wheel bike)

hypothyroid 1996

dermatographia - a form of angioedema 2002

celiac 2004 - by endoscopy

diagnosed Aspergers at age 7 - responded very well (HUGE difference) to gluten-free diet

recovered from Kawasaki (2003)

lactose intolerant - figured out in Oct/06

Gilberts syndrome (April/07)

allergy to stinging insects

scoliosis Jan 2008

nightshade intolerance - figured out April 2008

allergy to Sulfa antibiotics

son is 13

type 1 diabetic - 2003 diagnosed on his 9th birthday

celiac - 2004 by endoscopy

lactose intolerant - figured out Nov/06

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Great thread!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am an English teacher- everything from 7th grade up to Freshman Composition in college. I am also working on my PhD in English Ed.....almost there. Just have to do the dissertation (ahhh!!!!!!!!!!!!). I love teaching- don't care what age!

My hubby is a CTO/software engineer. I get lots of geek-speak around here and I've learned so much from him I can almost give it back!

SAHM- you have the HARDEST job in the world, bar none!

Jerry- Look at you...your avatar looks like the cover of a yoga video!


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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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I'm just finishing college, and when I do I'm joining the police.

My wife is a semi-proffesional webdesigner. She'll be a pro when she's finished her university course. Anyone wants a website doing, she works cheap.....

My website needs doing and I don't seem to have the time.

What people call my "real job" is my working for Calgary Transit. I call it my mundane thing I have to do for money.

I really run my own businesses, write stories, books, and poetry which yes, I have had some published and no, I am not a wealthy writer. I also paint, draw, sew, make my own soaps, lotions, makeup etc and do leather work.

What I would like to do is get the book I am working on published because it is the most important thing to me, go back to visit Cuba, travel the world and afford to go art college to get my degree. I want my BFA so I can say I have a worthless degree to most but worth everything to me.

I have one son that I raised all by myself and two grandchildren and they are all bright, crazy, and creative like me.


Rusla

Asthma-1969

wheat/ dairy allergies, lactose/casein intolerance-1980

Multiple food, environmental allergies

allergic to all antibiotics except sulpha

Rheumitoid arthritis,Migraine headaches,TMJ- 1975

fibromyalgia-1995

egg allergy-1997

msg allergy,gall bladder surgery-1972

Skin Biopsy positive DH-Dec.1 2005, confirmed celiac disease

gluten-free totally since Nov. 28, 2005

Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism- 2005

Pernicious Anemia 1999 (still anemic on and off.)

Osteoporosis Aug. 2006

Creative people need maids.

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I think that your posts are just awsome, and I think it give all of us a added perspective to the people behind the words and not just an impersonal computer screen. We are real, tangible people who share a common interest.

Thank you all for taking the time to post. It's all very cool. I think many have enjoyed this.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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I just found this thread and am sooo impressed by it. I had no idea I was surrounded by such smart people! I am also a SAHM. Only to one right now, Colin who just turned 2. I have a degree in criminal justice (which I never pursued) and worked as a Human Resource Manager for a major supermarket chain in NJ. I then left there to work at a better supermarket chain (Wegmans) for about 4 months until I got pregnant and had to stay off my feet for the duration of my pregnancy.

I am not sure what I want to do next... its still up in the air.

My DH is a frozen food/dairy manager for the supermarket chain I was a Human Resources Manager for... anyone need to know anything about the food in the supermarket, we are the ones to ask! Between the two of us, over 30 years experience!!!

Great topic, thanks for starting it!!


Stephanie

Gluten free since October 05

son born severly premature due to

celiac

"True love stories never end" Richard Bach

"Did you ever stop thinking and forget to start again?" AA Milne

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you" AA Milne

Swimming Instructor #2 and Town Crier of Rachelville

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My website needs doing and I don't seem to have the time.

What people call my "real job" is my working for Calgary Transit. I call it my mundane thing I have to do for money.

I really run my own businesses, write stories, books, and poetry which yes, I have had some published and no, I am not a wealthy writer. I also paint, draw, sew, make my own soaps, lotions, makeup etc and do leather work.

What I would like to do is get the book I am working on published because it is the most important thing to me, go back to visit Cuba, travel the world and afford to go art college to get my degree. I want my BFA so I can say I have a worthless degree to most but worth everything to me.

I have one son that I raised all by myself and two grandchildren and they are all bright, crazy, and creative like me.

I sent you a PM with the links to our webdesign portfolio. Hopefully we can help! My wife is a writer too- its hard finding the time when you still need to do a real job eh?


I'm really just here about my wife. Its all her fault!

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I was a SAHM for several years, of course, I worked at home then. SAHM is one of the hardest jobs to do and the most rewarding. At the time, I also sewed for others part time and I babysat full time. I was very sick back then and still did so many volunteer things, still amazes me. I was PTO president, girl and cub scout leader, even the Cubmaster, 4-H leader, secretary on a fairboard, I even found the time one year to put the entire fairbook together and I was sick. Now, working 40 hours a week does me in.

I am an optometric assistant/accts payable for an optomitrist. We have 2 optical centers and I handle all the accts payable for both offices and most of the calls for vendors and such. They also think I am the resident computer expert. :P

We are a very smart group of people, which reinforces my beliefs. People with medical problems do presevere--we are all a very tough bunch. Pat yourselves on the back!!!!! :D


Deb

Long Island, NY

Double DQ1, subtype 6

We urge all doctors to take time to listen to your patients.. don't "isolate" symptoms but look at the whole spectrum. If a patient tells you s/he feels as if s/he's falling apart and "nothing seems to be working properly", chances are s/he's right!

"The calm river of your life approaches the rocky chute of the rapids - flow on through. You are the same water. The rocks cannot hurt you. Remember, now and then, that you are the water and not the boat. Flow on!

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I think I'm in love.

The Xmen evolution cartoon was suckage in a can. The original series? Was what got me into the comics in the first place. I never saw the suck in the 90's stuff though until recently when I started picking up the back issues. Damn but things did change...

In the 90's the writing was really dumbed down and poorly done. The artwork changed and was also poorly done. Prior to the 90's comic book writers and artists had a real passion for their craft but that has sadly disappeared.


If all the world is indeed a stage and we are merely players then will someone give me the script because I have no f!@#$%^ clue as to what is going on!

What does not kill you makes you stronger.

Nobody cares about losers and quitters never win. If you fail with the cowards then what's the message you send?

Can't get it right, no matter what I do. Might as well be me and keep fu@$ing up for you. - Brian Thomas (Halloween, the greatest metal band ever!)

Ian Moore. Self diagnosed at 36 because the doctors were clueless.

Started low-carb diet early 2004, felt better but not totally gluten-free. Went 100% gluten-free early 2005 and life has never been better.

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Also, you have an 11 year-old??!! So -- does he think you are WAY cool, or what?

Yeah right. :lol:


If all the world is indeed a stage and we are merely players then will someone give me the script because I have no f!@#$%^ clue as to what is going on!

What does not kill you makes you stronger.

Nobody cares about losers and quitters never win. If you fail with the cowards then what's the message you send?

Can't get it right, no matter what I do. Might as well be me and keep fu@$ing up for you. - Brian Thomas (Halloween, the greatest metal band ever!)

Ian Moore. Self diagnosed at 36 because the doctors were clueless.

Started low-carb diet early 2004, felt better but not totally gluten-free. Went 100% gluten-free early 2005 and life has never been better.

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My hubby is a CTO/software engineer. I get lots of geek-speak around here and I've learned so much from him I can almost give it back!

Beverly, you are SOOOOOOOO intelligent. Get real. You can banter with the best of them. Your husband has a VERY worthy opponent when it comes to verbal give and take!!

xoxoxoxoxo

Lynne


Lynne

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day that says, "I'll try tomorrow".

"There's not a word yet, for old friends we've just met. Part Heaven, part space, or have I found my place? You can just visit, but I plan to stay, I'm going to go back there some day." Gonzo, in the Muppet Movie

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