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12/14/18 1:09 A

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I hope you do well and get to enjoy yourself! I have another party to go to Saturday. Take care, Have a great Friday and weekend!

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I have Christmas party to attend tomorrow night. I plan to eat healthy before I go. I am afraid to eat too much because of an attack of D. It is not fair that we cannot eat and enjoy ourselves like other people.



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Sorry I have been really busy lately. Trying to catch up with emails now. Have a great weekend!

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Deb - it is great that you did not have any problems after your meal. That is always the way it works for me. Things that I think will hurt me and then just the opposite! ugh!

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I have been doing pretty good most of the time. I thought after eating a few things on Thanksgiving that I probably shouldn't have I might have a few problems but didn't have any bad effects from it.



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I have been feeling better with the IBS lately. Having pain with my neck issues which is tough.

Dar - glad that you are feeling better.

Carol - I am also glad that your IBS issues are calming down.

Janette - enjoy your get together.

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12/6/18 7:20 P

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Good to hear! All my best to you always.

Windy, rainy and cold here right now.

I have a pot luck, white elephant party to go to Saturday.

Have a great weekend!


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12/5/18 10:43 A

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IBS has improved lately. I think it is due to the stress starting to improve a bit.

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12/4/18 6:26 P

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Thanks Ladies!

I have tried Almond milk, rice milk and others before. I wasn't having issues with them that I knew of. But I still didn't drink a lot of any of them. But right now they won't want me having too much of the Almond milk as I have to limit nuts and other stuff. There is something in nuts and some other foods that I like that helps me to build kidney stones. So I have to limit or avoid nuts, trail mix and such.

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12/3/18 3:00 P

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My daughter had to chat with the cable company before they told us to go but they had to change the cable box from where they were so we didn't have to go so I'm happy about that and now I can go to Bible study this afternoon.
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12/3/18 1:11 A

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Everything was going right today until I make it to the bathroom on time and turned around to wash myself and my clothes then my daughter was doing the remote for my cable and it didn't work so we have to go to the cable company to get a new box and remote. So my week just started out great. So tonight I didn't eat dinner cause I was afraid I wouldn't make it to the bathroom again so I had a banana and yogurt for dinner to be on the safe side.
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12/2/18 9:29 P

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IBS seems to be kicking in with the added stress dealing with my son's cancer. Hopefully, it will improve.

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12/1/18 2:21 P

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You got that right. It hits really fast for me.
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Janette, have you tried Almond Milk? I have been on it for awhile now and it seems to be fine. I do not have a real problem with dairy, but do notice if I have ice cream it can cause bloating. Yogurt and cheeses are not bad either. I switched to Almond Milk to help me with the digestion when my IBS was really bad. It seems ok right now, but as you know one never knows when it is going to hit.

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11/30/18 2:59 A

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My GI doctor that I saw recently I might be having issues from lactose intolerance too. He suggested that I try goats milk yogurt instead of the one I was using. I tried sheep yogurt too, didn't care for that one at all. I did okay at first with the goats milk, and then I started getting heart burn from it. So I went back to my other one. I hadn't really had any trouble with the one I was taking originally. I just told him that I didn't drink milk or use a lot of milk products as I can get phlegm if I have too much. Especially if I am fighting a cold anyways. I usually do okay with string cheese, or Colby cheese, and yogurt. But milk it's self can be an issue. Ice cream and shakes can be an issue for me with my asthma as they are cold. I can't suck through a straw on a shake as it can make me start to wheeze. I eat it with a spoon. And Ice cream I usually let it melt a little so it is more like soft serve, so it isn't so cold.

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11/29/18 1:46 P

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Dar - along with my IBS I also have lactose intolerance. I also have big problems when I eat ice cream, drink milk, etc. My doctor did prescribe me Bentyl which helps with some of the gas pains. I also occasionally use a supplement before I go for dairy products.

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11/28/18 2:15 P

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Before Thanksgiving my IBS started up again force and by Friday I had to call my doctor to see what I can do and she ordered some medicine for me to take and I have to take it before I eat and I have to take it 4 times a day to control it. All I know I just have the one IBS and my doctor knows that cause I took all the tests and I know one thing that triggers my IBS it's ice cream so I'm not eating that anymore. And if I have a small bowl it's ok but a large bowl no way I can feel it right away and the gas I can feel it and I know I have to head for the bathroom.
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I have felt pretty well so far today. I went to my workout class at the gym. Had a good morniing....but it is very cold.

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11/27/18 6:06 P

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Hello to you both! I hope all is going well with you all. I am doing fine.

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So happy that you dropped by today. I hope that you are feeling well. I don't know if you have IBS-C or IBS-D. I have IBS-D and have quite a bit of time running to the restroom. However, it varies from week to week. Sometimes I am okay and others I have a real problem.

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11/27/18 12:44 P

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Good morning to all of you and I hope you have a good day.
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I am having a terrible bout of D today. I ate dinner out. I am also stressed about hubby's tests at the medical facility tomorrow. I think my problem is a combination of the two.

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11/22/18 11:48 P

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Happy Thanksgiving!

The bf's son decided to stay with his mom today. So we decided to just take some left overs in the refrigerator and make split pea soup with it for dinner tonight. Instead of making a big meal for just the two of us. We will do that when his son decides to come back over. The soup was good on a cold and rainy day.

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11/22/18 11:05 P

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I hope you are feeling much better!

I worked Monday and then had the rest of the week off.

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Thanks Carol. I went to the doctor yesterday. I have bronchitis but I do now have a prescription and also cough syrup that he prescribed. I hope that means I will be well in a few days.

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Linda,
Hope you are feeling better. Colds are pretty hard to shake.

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11/17/18 2:27 P

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All my best to you all always!

I worked in the office Monday and Friday and the rest of the week I worked from home, catching up on bookkeeping. Still have more bookkeeping to do, but will probably wait until tomorrow or next week to start on the rest of it.

The forecast for today and tomorrow is mostly Sunny, 73 is the high for the day, and 47 is the low, no rain forecast until next week. Wind is west 8 mph and Humidity is 37%.

Cloudy for Monday. Tuesday and Wed is cooler and chance of rain.

So a lot different from the last week. Last Sunday a Santa Ana high winds kicked up and so we had really warm 80's to 90's day. Cooler nights, and frosty mornings, and that lasted most of the week.

Have a great weekend!


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We had an ice storm yesterday. I was inside for a few days because I was sick. I finally got out today. But still feeling a bit ill with the cold symptoms. This seems to really linger for awhile.

Janette - it is good that you are able to do it a bit at a time.

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11/16/18 1:50 P

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I did several over the weekend and then during the week tried to do at least one company a day. So it wasn't too bad. I have picked up some more since then to work on, but I will just do the same.

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I am still not eating as much as I normally do. My belly is hurting a bit today. I certainly don't want to get hit with the bug again.

Janette - glad that you are finished with the bookkeeping. I know it is a relief.

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11/11/18 7:05 P

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Glad you are doing better Linda. I just finished all the bookkeeping I want to do for the day, the rest can wait until next week.

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Today was an okay day. I didn't really have any IBS issues. Hoping it will stay that way this week. Back to the fiber is what I have to do.

Carol - I am so sorry. I am sure that all of the stress with your son's cancer is such a strain. I continue to pray for him (and your family.)

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11/11/18 1:36 P

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All my best to you and your family always

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Stomach seems better this morning. I was able to eat breakfast which I haven't been able to do in awhile. I went to the gym with a stomach ache and after the work out felt so much better. My son's cancer certainly is not helping the IBS.

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All my best to you all always. I am doing okay, just really busy. Take care

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I have had a couple of bad days this week with D. I had not been taking my fiber meds. That really is bad for me to do. Today seems a bit better since I started back on the fiber last night.

Carol - I am sorry that you have been struggling.

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Deb, thanks anyway, it seems to be a bit better. The bloating is not constant and seems to be improving a bit. The spasms are gone for now. I do not have much of an appetite these days, but I try to eat healthy when I can eat.

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COUNTRYCAROL1, I dont have any advice for you but Stress is terrible with flare ups. I will be keeping you and your son in my prayers. I pray that chemo will help him.



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I was wondering if someone can help me. I have IBS mostly C when it’s acting up with bloating, gas & bad spasms. When you experience the spasms what do you do to get it to calm down? I know mine is related to stress since my 28 year old son was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He started his chemo today.

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FANCYQTR, Have you considered P.T. for your shoulder. I use to have that with my shoulder, but it is doing so much better since I had P.T.

I finally got back to the gym which was a real feat for me with my life situation with my son's cancer. It felt good to go back. Hope you all enjoy your day today.

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I am doing better today with my soreness. Had an IBS problem today but I'm doing okay now. Just ate too much of what I shouldn't.

I have been having problems with a shoulder that I think is frozen (or getting to it). I thought before it was from my weight on it when I sleep, but I've been sleeping on the other side and it doesn't help. Anyway, last night I noticed that it wasn't hurting so much when I tried to get out of the tub, so I am hoping it is going to clear up soon. The other shoulder froze up completely and that went on for a few years. Even when I was out during surgery it couldn't be moved. Just finally popped one day and it has been fine since then. I am keeping my left shoulder moving so that doesn't happen.



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10/31/18 6:58 P

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Good Afternoon and Happy Halloween To you to you all!

Thanks Carol! I am doing okay, just some annoying symptoms on and off still, but other wise doing okay. I am still going into work when ever the boss wants me to and still doing bookkeeping from home as needed too.

I worked in the office Monday, and from home yesterday and today. But I did have to go into the office for a short time early this morning to pick up some papers a client dropped off. It is colder now in the early morning. And I can see fog off in the distance by the mountains to the north of us. I usually avoid the streets that I know the kids would be walking on to go to the few local school between our house and the office. Luckily I only have to drive a couple blocks to the west and then turn and drive four blocks to the north and then I am at my work. I usually just see a few cars on the road, and that is more likely on the four blocks going north as it is one of the main roads in the down town area. A lot of the kids and traffic have already thinned out by the time I usually go into the office. But today I went in about an hour or more earlier than usual, and there was really no traffic at all and I didn't see anyone walking then either.

Tomorrow, I think I am just running into the office for a short time to meet a client later in the morning than usual to get some papers from him. I think it is going to be a short day for me.

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Janette, sorry to hear the allergies are still not improved.

Fancyqtr, I can relate with you eating a trigger. Ive done it too.

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Thanks! I am okay, still working when ever my boss needs me. But the sneezing and headaches and watery or itchy eyes on and off is getting old. Taking more allergy medicine to deal with it.

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I had a bit of a D last night. It didn't get too bad but I woke up this morning not feeling well. I woke up and took an Imodium and went onto the gym for my exercise class. It seems to be okay now. Hope it stays.

Janette - I am sorry that you still are not feeling well. Allergies can be so rough.

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I hope you are all doing well! I haven't been sleeping well lately either, and still fighting off allergies with my head, eyes and sinus on and off.

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Darlene - sorry to hear that you still haven't loosened up. Hope that the potato soup and ham do not create an IBS problem for you. At least you ate that instead of a bunch of snacks. Glad to hear that you will be resting on Wednesday. Have fun at pickleball.

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I've been bad today. I keep being so cold here in the house (it's really warm outside still) so I made potato cheese soup and ate it all. I know I shouldn't do that, especially since it is carbs, but it tastes so good. It also has a bit of ham in it. Eating that much always sets off my IBS though, so I'm not feeling too well right now. It is totally my fault since I know that that is a trigger and I ignore it.

I did make it to Classic this morning. I don't know how much it loosened me up. I am still pretty sore. Still plan to go to pickleball tomorrow. I'll rest from exercise on Wednesday.



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I felt much better today after sleeping a long time last night. Had a bit of a lazy day. The winds were really heavy today so I didn't feel like getting out. We watched football on TV and had a good dinner.

Darlene - I hope that your workout class tomorrow can help loosen you up.

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Linda, I hope last night was better for your sleep.

Friday I had to go to an appointment at Human Services about my food assistance. Seems they were unsure if I was a citizen or not, even though they have had proof of it. So I didn't get to try the Silver Sneakers Yoga at the nearby recreation center.

Yesterday I did get to the essentrics class I wanted to try. That one was hard on me. It is mainly stretching (a very tiny bit of balance) both standing and floor exercises. I can get down to the floor, but I can't get up, especially after all we did. I am so sore today. Just hoping that tomorrow's "Classic" class will loosen me up enough so I can play my pickleball Tuesday and I want to be able to take the yoga and the essentrics this week too. I think some of the exercises in essentrics will help with some of the problems I have (and I have to get on the floor to do those).



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I hope you can get better sleep tonight! Take care

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Last night I knew that I had to get up to go to the airport, for a redeye flight coming in. So it took me a long to go to sleep. I just couldn't rest. I did sleep three hours and then we both had to drive 30 miles or so to the airport. We picked up DD and her DH. They wanted to take us out to IHOP for breakfast. It was so early that was about the only thing open. So after we ate, we took them to their house, and then I went back to bed at our house for another 3 hours. I did get in a walk today. It turned out to be another dreary and rainy day.


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Good evening to you! I hope you had a great day. All my best to you always. I meet with some local ladies and got some walking in today.

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I found out today that they have a new Silver Sneakers Yoga at the close rec center on Friday afternoon. I think I will try that one. There is also a class on Saturday morning that I didn't know about. It's supposed to help get your waist smaller, flatten the belly, firm the rear end and thighs. It would be so nice if I could get rid of my belly. Today they have a lot of classes, but I have pickleball the entire morning. I enjoy that too much to stop for any other things.



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When I was going to classes down in San Diego for Adult Cont ed they had some silver sneakers classes, some called San Diego OASIS, and there was another one too that I forgot what they called it. Those were for the older adults/senior citizens, I was not old enough at that time for the discounts. Some of those classes were just for older adults to attend, some were free and others cheap. Some of those classes any one could join, but they had different costs depending on how many qualified for the senior discount. And if their were not enough seniors in the class then it cost more, or everyone one paid the same costs, or it could even be cancelled for lack of enrollment. But you had to let them know when enrolling that you wanted the discount so they could verify that you qualified and could figure out exactly what the cost was going to be. Some had a set costs no matter what. And there was a financial aid office that some students could get help with some of the costs of stuff too. It all just depended on how low income you were and such.

My sinus has been better the last few days, but I got a headache again last night and it is back again today. I think it is allergy related, as the weather keeps going back and forth from hot to cooler. Today was really foggy and cooler than earlier this week.

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I think that the balance class I am looking at is also a silver sneakers class. I don't know why they charge for it, especially if they are charging different prices at different rec centers.

Sorry that you are both feeling bad. I've been doing okay except I can't seem to stop eating for some reason. That has caused a few problems, but not the D, thank goodness. Just end up with a lot in my system when I shouldn't have so much in there.

Tomorrow I have pickleball and singing class. Hope I can stay awake between them or at least if I fall asleep that it won't bee too late in the afternoon.



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I went to my exercise class at the gym this morning. I did a little shopping and some housework today. I am happy to get some things done. I have had a really bad day with D. It is my own fault. I had potato chips which is horrible for my digestive system. Even though I know it is a mistake I occasionally do it anyway. Paying for it now. The last 5 minutes of my class, while stretching, I noticed a bad bellyache. Glad I made it to the bathroom.

Janette - sorry that you are not feeling well. It is always tough to have the headaches as well.

Darlene - my exercise class is also Silver Sneakers. Those classes are free. If we do another class we pay $1. Sorry your other classes are higher. You sounded very busy with Fancy, etc.

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Thanks! It seems to be coming and going. Last week and the weekend my sinus was really acting up and I was getting headaches on and off too. We had really high Santa Ana winds kick up too. So that just added to it. Today I did a lot better.

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I did much better today except for my eating. It is out of control and I don't know why.

I took the form down to the office, but it wasn't on time. They didn't send it out until 10 days after it was due (postmark proved that). I don't know how late it will make things since I didn't get it in until 12 days after the due date.

It was really hot yesterday (for after it has snowed and been below freezing for a full day and a few nights). Today was a little cooler, but still pretty hot. I took Cassie with to get feed for Fancy and was going to have her in the crate while I groomed Fancy, but the weather kept getting hot, cool, hot and I didn't think in the crate would be a good place for her. Fancy doesn't like dogs, so I couldn't let her loose down there to get in the run.

I went to Silver Sneakers Classic this morning and also asked about the balance class (tai chi) that they have. That one has to be paid for (don't know why since it doesn't cost for any equipment) and I haven't been able to take it, but a lady at church gave me some money to take it. Turns out it costs a bit more than I thought, but Al told me it is $80 at one of the other rec centers. Glad I'm not trying to get in the class there.

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I am doing okay. I went to my exercise class this morning.afterwards just went shopping. I bought two tops. Also picked up groceries.

Darlene - did the form you mailed get to it's destination on time? How are you feeling? I hope you are doing well.

Janette - has your cold or allergies any better? Are you working everyday?

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I hope you feel better asap Darlene! I am still fighting something off and on. I think it is mostly allergies. Lots of sneezing, sniffles and stuffiness on and off, especially with the weather changing back and forth We were cooler for a while during the days and nights. Then it went to cool mornings and evening but warm during the day. Today it got really hot during the day, but at the same time hot santa ana winds blowing. And it is making my allergies worse. I ended up with a bad headache again after work from it yesterday. Yesterday wasn't as hot or windy as today. And it is getting stronger and and stronger winds today.

Luckily I am done with work now for the day and the weekend

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I have been fighting off a cold, too. Mainly been using tea, but might set up the diffuser or vaporizer. Neither of them seem to come toward me with the leaks in the house.

I got a bit stressed the last couple days over a form that I needed to turn in. They mailed it to me on the 15th, but the cover letter said it was due on October 5. Don't know how they expected that to happen. So I spent all night working on it and the day/evening the 17th (when it arrived here) munching on junk. That didn't make me feel too good yesterday. The guy where I turned in the form said it was okay to just go ahead and turn it in when I got there. I made it to my pickleball yesterday morning, but this morning I was still asleep when Zumba happened. Didn't get a nap between turning in the form and going to singing class last night. Class is only 4 weeks and I didn't want to miss it. I stayed for "tags" after. That is where you learn the different parts in the harmony, I think. We were actually singing some barbershop after the 1st two weeks mainly working on the things to do to help with breathing and tone. It was a fun class.

I'm hopefully back to normal for the rest of the day today. Going to try to make it over to a "Classic" class today, but will have to hurry.

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Thanks, I hope you are feeling better asap. Mine keeps coming and going, now my boss has it too.

We are in the 50's in the evenings and early mornings, but we are getting into the 80's and 90's in the days again.

I ended up with Tuesday and Wednesday off. And went in later this morning and stayed later into the evening today. Tomorrow I am going to be getting up and out early and driving up the coast to drop off papers to a couple of our bookkeeping clients. And then going into the office after that.

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I am starting to feel a little under the weather. I am going to use the vaporizer in my bedroom tonight with some Vick's. Hubby doesn't like it so I will sleep in another bedroom.

Darlene - I have only used baking soda in beans. I have never tried it in any other veggies. It may be worth a try.

Janette - glad to hear that you are feeling better.

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Thanks ladies! I hope you are all feeling better. I just rested a lot mostly this weekend.

Monday was a long work day, and I was sneezing and such a lot more than over the weekend.

Yesterday I had off and I felt a lot better. I decided to wash up the bedding and a lot of extra blankets too since it is starting to get cooler.

Today I am waiting for my boss to call me and let me know when he wants to met to go over stuff before he leaves for Chicago again.

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Linda, will that baking soda trick work with anything that causes gas or just something like beans? If it will work with cruciferous vegetables that would be nice. I could try broccoli in different forms again. Last time I tried it I had less than a teaspoon full and got gas that felt like a heart attack. My doctor told me to stop trying to eat it. Seems to me it is usually the healthy things that always trigger something.



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Hannah - I made chili with beans in the Crock-Pot yesterday. It didn't hurt me. Often if I put baking soda in while cooking it seems to relieve the gassy issues. I learned this from my grandmother when she often cooked beans.

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Yes I'm totally struggling with learning how to limit what I like, especially as I'm entering my first fall after diagnosis! But I'm trying to find some alternatives I love that also agree with my tummy :) Chili probably won't go well for me because beans, garlic, and onions don't :(

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Hannah, I used to like the broccoli cheddar soup, too, but broccoli kills me. The opposite of what most things do. I made some potato/ham/cheese soup this week because it was so cold and that triggered my IBS, too. It's not the cheese and cream in my case (well, maybe some the cream), but the potatoes, plus I like it too much so I eat too much. when it is cold like it was the last couple of days I like soup. Don't you just hate it when you have to limit what you like? I am having to limit green chili now, too.

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CountryCarol What types of soups do you like to have? I used to love broccoli cheddar soup but broccoli is a trigger food :( I haven't looked at my tomato basil soup to see if any of the ingredients are triggers since I tested, but I've had to get specific brands because most had dairy in them (lactose is another trigger). So my two favs are ones I need to limit or avoid :(

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Janette, glad you are feeling better.

Linda, glad your symptoms have improved.

Well, I had planned on working out today but my stomach is telling me otherwise. I really did not eat much at the party yesterday, but today I had one of my what I call attacks which I'm sure you all know what I'm talking about. It is getting better, but I'm kind of nervous about eating lunch. I think it will be soup for lunch.

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I am feeling better. No D and so glad. I got in some exercise and shopping today. We finally have cooler weather. It felt good to wear a sweatshirt. I am continuing to drink water in hopes that it will continue to keep me feeling well.

Carol - I hope that none of the food triggered any discomfort for you. I am still praying for your son and family. What a tough time for your family.

Janette - it is so good that you are able to rest this weekend. You had a busy week.

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Thanks ladies! All my best to you always.

I was feeling better and better each day. But still felt a little off all week. But I just pushed through it and worked every day for at least a little bit, so that we could make our deadlines.

I have the weekend off from work, and I will probably just do a lot of resting. I am feeling a lot better today. We had a lot of rain last night and it is cooler today. But just putting on warmer clothes and blanket, not turning on the heat just yet as it is not that cold yet here.

My boss will still be here part of next week as we still have some work to do for our deadlines, but I have done might part of it. Now it is up to the boss to complete his part. Then I will have to call clients up to see which ones want to come in to take care of it or just want it mailed to them to take care of.

But at least the worse part for me is over for another month. And next month will be easier as we won't have the tax extensions to deal with, or quarterly payroll reports for the Federal and State to deal with. And I have already started and finished some of my bookkeeping for next month too, so I got a jump on it.

I just plan on resting up this weekend so I will be ready to start it all over again.

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Linda, hope you are doing better today with no more attacks. I have the opposite which is quite miserable. I am so glad today it is doing better. Since my dog died and my son got sick my stomach has been a mess. Today it is so so. I have their shower to attend today for the baby. Hoping that the food will be ok for me afterwards.

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I had an attack of D yesterday. I was fortunate that I had gotten through my exercise class when I had the flare up. I have been careful with my diet today so I am doing much better. I took a really long walk and also working on laundry this evening.

Carol - I am glad that there was no cancer found in the bone marrow. I know that there are always so many advancements in research that he will have success.

Janette - I hope that you are doing much better.

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Janette, sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Hope you will be feeling better soon.

Thank you for all the prayers for my son. Right now the status is that the Tumor Board will be reviewing his case since they are having difficulty staging it. I take that as a positive sign since if it was more advanced they wouldn't have difficulty staging it. The very good news is the bone marrow is cancer free.

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Thanks! I have been busy with work and under the weather at the same time. But we have deadlines coming up so working when I need to be there and resting when I don't. Boss will be back in town tomorrow, so this is going to be a busy week for me even though I am fighting off some sort of cold, or infection, or allergies, or all of above.

Take care and have a great week!


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Carol - keeping your son in my prayers.

Janette - you certainly are keeping busy.

My computer crashed on Saturday. It was my hard drive. My son in law ordered a part for it. If it can't be fixed I will have to buy a new one. I use hubby's tablet which I don't like. Anyway I am doing okay.

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I worked Monday and tracked my exercise and walking. Then worked from home until Friday, so wasn't tracking Tuesday - Thursday. Friday I went into work and ran errands for work, so I got in over 3.5 miles and over 10K steps, exercised with walking and such for 100 mins. Today I was back to doing bookkeeping at home, so I didn't really track again. Tomorrow we are supposed to go to a party, so I will track my steps and such tomorrow. And Monday I will be back at work. My boss is coming back from Chicago sometime next week, so it could end up being a busy week for me. We have the deadline of getting all the exts done by the 15th, plus quarterly payroll reports, and also getting the P & L's for the bookkeeping clients done. Not sure if I am going to be the one running to all the clients up the coast and in Escondido, or the boss will do it. I am thinking he is going to be busy with the taxes, so it will probably be me. If so then I will get a lot of walking and steps in with that.

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Carol, prayers to you and your family!

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Fancyqtr; it was inserted to prepare for the upcoming chemo. He is 28 years old, expecting his first child in November. His name is Patrick & his wife’s name is Laura.

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All my best to you all always. I haven't had any IBS issues, but I have been having heartburn on and off again. I think the first was from trying sheep and goat yogurt. And then the next time I think it was from the red and green pepper that was in a pre-packaged meal that the bf cooked. Hopefully I won't have it again tonight.

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I am sorry about your IBS issues ladies. It is so tough. Right now I am okay. I did have a flare up last night after eating at a restaurant with family. Ugh! I finally got it under control after a few hours. I feel better today. I did exercise today but not as much as I would like. But drinking water seems to help me as well.

Hubby has his PFT test, lungs, so a bit stressed about that.

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I pray that all goes well for your son tomorrow and then through chemo. Is he getting a stent, like to keep a vein or artery open, or a port? I had a port when I went through chemo and for several years after until it couldn't be cleared anymore. It sure makes it easier when they do the chemo. How old is your son?

My IBS has been okay this past week except when I got nervous about it and ended up taking an Immodium. That just makes it harder for me to deal with, but had too when I was at the gym.



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My IBS was not good yesterday, but thank goodness there is an improvement today. Usually on Saturdays I visit my dog. It was so strange not being able to visit anymore. I sure miss him! Tomorrow my son gets his stent put in. I feel so bad for him with all he has to have done to prepare for his oncologist appointment and then chemo. at such a young age. Prayers appreciated.

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My IBS has been up and down lately, I think from stress mostly, but some from the food. I had a couple doctor appointments last week, so that was a little stressful. All but 2 of my blood tests and my biopsy came out okay. One blood test was better than it had been the last several times. The other one the doctor thinks is from gall stones that come and go. Only I didn't have any pain then. The other was for my eye that now has a shadowy spot in it. I need to have the laser to get rid of some scar tissue there.

Other than that I have had the problem with salads, but my doctor thinks it is because of the dressing and not the greens. I don't really agree with that, but I will try again. She said not to get any of the pre-mix salads, but to just get the greens and make my own. I only tried the pre-mix because it cost less. They were having a sale on it.



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Take care everyone!

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My msgs got turned off in here, but I turned them back on.

Country Carol, so sorry to hear about your dog and your son! Prayers to you and your loved ones. So sorry for you loss!

I had tried sheep milk yogurt and goats milk yogurt on the suggestion of the GI doctor that I just went to recently. I really didn't like the taste of the sheep one. So I gave most of it to our dogs. I liked the blue berry flavored one of the goats milk but not the plain one. So I added frozen blue berries to the plain one I had bought to try. But after eating it for days and days, I started having horrible heart burn day and night for days and days. So I stopped the yogurt and all is better again. So I am slowly feeding the rest of it to the dogs too, so I don't waste it. They love it and it doesn't seem to be bothering them at all. So they will get the treat of it until it is all gone. I went a few days with no yogurt of any kind and today I went back to a yogurt that I have had before without issues. I will see how that goes. But I won't be buying sheep or goat yogurt again, it was really expensive too, compared to what I was use to buying before. So it will save my pocket book too. It might be supposedly healthier, and less likely to cause allergies or mucus or phlegm issues, but it sure didn't agree with me. And I really didn't like the feeling of constant heart burn that didn't even really want to let up with Tums or other remedies either.

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I got a haircut today and it feels nice to have that done. I was happy that my body cooperated and I didn't have to run to the bathroom. Sometimes I get anxiety with anything.

Deb - happy to hear that you are feeling well this week. I hope it continues.

Janette - sounds like a really busy time for you.

Country Carol - the dog on your Spark Page, is he the one that has to be put down? Oh, what a cutie. You are doing the right thing. I know it doesn't feel like it because of the pain in your heart. Thinking of you.

Darlene - hope that you are feeling well.



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I was able to have a light breakfast today. As soon as I woke up I could feel my intestines hurting. I'm sure it is related to the fact today is the day my dog will be crossing the rainbow bridge. He was my friend who died dog, so he was especially special. I am reassured he will be reunited with her.

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Sorry I haven't been on much lately. Just been busy with work and such. And I haven't been getting msgs for any of my teams either. Every once in a while it happens, I think mostly after or while they are making changes in the site is when it happens the most.

CountryCarol, I'm so sorry about your son and your dog. Prayers to you and your loved ones.

I hope all is going well for everyone else!

All my test results I was waiting on came back normal, so I think all the running to specialist is over now.

All my best to you all always.

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CountryCarol, I'm so sorry about your son and your dog. That is really hard to have that hit all at once.



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Linda - Prayers for your husband



Country Carol, so sorry to hear about your son and dog, prayers for you also.


I have had a really good week, but am sticking to the low fodmap diet and only introducing a new food once in awhile.



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Linda, hoping his test results will be positive results.

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No definite answer about my husband. The good news is the testing for his heart is good. No heart issues. He had blood tests this morning and now we wait. I have not slept well in a few days. My insomnia seems to have returned.

CountryCarol - I cannot express how sorry I am for both your son's diagnosis and also now your dog's illness. Wow, just how terrible. I pray for the entire situation, I hope that you allow prayers. No wonder you are stressed and it does effect our body. I do hope that your stomach does slow down and not cause you too many problems.

Darlene - I so agree. It takes a short time for IBS to eat us if we eat a trigger food. There are times that I do not even FINISH a meal before I have to run to the restroom.

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I sure wish stress didn't effect the stomach. I am dealing with my son's diagnosis and just yesterday found out my dog has cancer which is inoperable. Obviously, I have been distraught over losing him. He is my last animal & also was my best friend's dog before she died. I will be putting him down tomorrow.

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Linda, I hope all went well with your husband's testing. I know we are all going to be stressed until we find out the results of my son's testing since it will show if the cancer has spread or not.

GrandmaSusan, I'm glad the seminar went well for you last weekend

Fancyqtr, that is so true about how fast IBS can effect us after eating. I know quite soon after eating if it is reacting to what I had.

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