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    The "what's On Your Mind?" Thread -2019

    My former feral barn kitty whom I got in 2008 has FINALLY discovered that my bed is safe and snuggly as of this week! Today was the first time since we got her that she snuggled with me in bed!
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    The "what's On Your Mind?" Thread -2019

    Re: university. If you have an official diagnosgis you think will be a disability situation at some point, you can get it on file with the campus health centre and the students with disabilities office. That's my situation as well (migraines, anaphylaxis to scents, and depression and anxiety...
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    The "what's On Your Mind?" Thread -2019

    :2cents: I worked in legal aid for a year for an employment attorney. What I would do is exactly what I told our clients. And it's exactly what I did when I was the target of workplace harassment that nearly killed me. 1. Keep a diary/bullet journal of everything he does and says. We...
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    The "what's On Your Mind?" Thread -2019

    Ewww. Bad dentists are no fun. My last bad experience at the dentist was the last straw for me and I found a new dentist who takes poverty insurance. *shudders* My replacement phone arrived today! -1: I'm stuck at school until 2 pm. -2: I tried doing some yoga last night to calm down from...
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    Digestive Problems And Lactose Intolerant

    This sounds very weird but my brother and I both get ulcers and sometimes they can get pretty colorful in how they present. We found out very quickly early on that cabbage juice will solve the problems almost instantly. It doesn't taste the greatest for sure, but it will help the nausea. I...
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    The "what's On Your Mind?" Thread -2019

    My phone was stolen/taken/disappeared yesterday from a ladies room on campus (I'm going back to school for a second bachelor's, this time in social work--the county caseworker jobs I otherwise qualify for all require at least a BSW for benefits). I went to every office I could think of...
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    Tell Me About Your Other Pets!

    Last night we took Mickey and Maia for a walk and Mickey kept purposefully somersaulting all over the place. He runs a few steps and then somersaults, repeat! He would usually do it after he got ahead of Maia a little. He is so adorable and so stinking smart. We are in the process of...
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    Tell Me About Your Other Pets!

    We just welcomed a new puppy into our lives after my dad's old dog had to go over the Rainbow Bridge. Meet Mickey! He is an Australian shepherd and was born to an Amish dog. He is chock full of fleas. But he's so smart already! He's two months old today. The cats and our other dog, Maia...
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    My Journey Towards Better Health

    For high protein you could do bone broth. I have to make my own because about 99.9% of broth has nasties and high sodium in it. Broil a chicken (or rack of ribs, or anything with bones) for a dinner meal one night with your basic veggies that you would usually include with that sort of meal...
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    My Journey Towards Better Health

    If you have to eat high protein, I definitely recommend looking at the keto or paleo diet. Both of those emphasize high protein.
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    My Journey Towards Better Health

    It absolutely is a lifestyle change. I can't have extra glutamate in ANYTHING so it makes eating pretty challenging. You got this!!! You have survived 100% of your bad days so far, you can definitely do this little bit.
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    My Journey Towards Better Health

    I would caution against lots of fiber as well--for now I would probably want to think along the lines of how someone with diverticulitis is counselled for dietary needs (my grandmother had that and it was definitely a challenge. She could eat refined fiber items like white flour but she...
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    The "what's On Your Mind?" Thread -2019

    Prayers to Shane! My main problem with ANY vegan meat substitute is that they load up whatever they use for it with yeast extract and flavors. Those are some major sources of monosodium glutamate, which has been my main migraine trigger for almost 20 years now. If they could make something...
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    The "what's On Your Mind?" Thread -2019

    That really sucks about work, @Show Me Your Kitties. I'm up so early now for school (5 am most days) that the cats immediately want FOOD PLEASE. Libby is doing laps between the food dishes and me. I try to wait a little bit til right before I leave at 7 to feed them, because I don't want to...
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    My Journey Towards Better Health

    Definitely meet with your caseworker--they're really important people. Medical social workers will be able to look at your situation and get you the help you need based on your needs. There is this concept called person-in-environment which is exactly what it sounds like--it gives the social...
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