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Before you ask, no, I didn't write this.  I discovered it in a comment on a Discovermagazine.com piece which…Continue

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Science, Atheism & the Joyful Life -- by Sean Faircloth, Richard Dawkins Foundation

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Comment by booklover on September 18, 2012 at 4:02pm

Thanks Idaho Spud! :)  I've been better for a few years, but the meds were starting to not work as well so we're upping the dosage.  Whatever it takes! lol.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 18, 2012 at 3:42pm

Melinda, I'm glad to hear you're doing better.

Comment by booklover on September 18, 2012 at 3:37pm

Thanks Joan!  My medical 'condition' is what my Dr. calls a neuropathy of the digestive-system.  It has many symptoms, but the worst was extreme nausea.  I used to lie (lay?) on the couch for about a week out of every month useless and crying I was so sick.  I even had a stomach operation called  a Nissen Fundoplication before they knew what was really wrong.  I did need the operation, but it didn't stop the horrible feeling.  When I FINALLY found a Gastro in Madison, WI the very first drug he tried me on worked!  I had quality-of-life back!  It's not a cure,  but I don't care, as long as it works!  It's hard to have something wrong that no one can see, and it will be hard for me to get and keep a job if I'm always calling in sick!  Sorry for running on so long!  ~ Melinda

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 18, 2012 at 3:24pm

Melinda, glad you doctor's run went well, and hope that your adjustment to your meds works for you. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 18, 2012 at 3:22pm

Patricia, what a delightful video of kitty eating with a fork. I don't know if this will work, but this cat and its human photographer have remarkable videos here as well. Let me know if you can't see them. 
NylahKitty's channel

One video has 914,549 views!

Comment by booklover on September 18, 2012 at 2:08pm

Patricia, cute video!

Comment by booklover on September 18, 2012 at 2:05pm

Thanks my friends!  Back from Madison, it was a great day for a longish drive.  My appt. went well.  My Dr. upped my meds, and let's hope that helps!  Don't need to go back for 6 months. :)

Everyone is so great on here.  ~ Melinda

Comment by Patricia on September 18, 2012 at 12:20pm
Comment by Patricia on September 18, 2012 at 12:14pm

Been there, done that, booklover. Got the t-shirt. Good luck.

Comment by Lillie on September 18, 2012 at 11:51am

Stay safe, booklover, my friend.

 

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