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  1. Question and Answer
    Had to get bloodwork done today at the hospital. Thought I would ask if it was possible to find out my blood type. Apparently with all the bloodwork that has been done it is impossible to know what my blood type is unless I have had major surgery or a baby. This is what they told me in the...
  2. Healthy Cooking
    DH has been told by his doctor to adjust his diet. He has borderline high BS and the wrong balance of cholesterol levels. I think we eat pretty good: fresh fruits and veg, fish when I can afford it, no added salt, only 100% juice, no processed food, no fast food, etc. but apparently I have to...
  3. General Chat
    I was watching HBO last night (I get it for free) and they advertised an encore presentation of Season 2 of True Blood. I can't wait!!! I liked Season 1 and loved the books. I just wish the sex wasn't so explicit. I believe it starts at the end of March. Does anyone else like this series?
  4. General Chat
    So, I have been having some issues with my blood pressure this last couple of weeks. I am pregnant and due pretty soon. So went to my doctor's appt. last week and found out my BP is high, there is protein in my urine, etc. etc. They put me on bed rest until I have this baby. If that isn't bad...
  5. Health and beauty
    I know the the thread name is an oxymoron. The dr started me on a blood pressure medicine in November. I have tried to be careful but over the holidays I slipped. I had it checked Saturday and it was higher than before. I have been reading labels, rinsing anything that I have to buy to rinse off...
  6. General Chat
    I had blood work done today, and was told to fast after midnight but could drink liquids. Well I didn't eat anything, but I did have 1 cup of coffee about 30 minutes before the test. Someone told me that coffee was a no-no. I took "liquids only" as just no "solid" food. Does this mean my results...
  7. Health and beauty
    What is considered high for blood pressure? When I went to the dr. they said mine was 146/100 and put me on meds. Is this real high?
  8. General Chat
    In about 35 minutes I'll be at a blood doner clinic donating blood. While I'm there I'm going to try to figure out how many times I've donated. Have you donated blood before? How many times? Why do you or don't you do it? Here in Canada they don't pay us for donating blood. I'm doing it...
  9. Leisure & Media Arts
    We have a new TV channel which has been introduced in the last couple of weeks. It's called Foxlife. There is series on it called True Blood. Anyone heard of it and what do you think? Quite an original story line!
  10. Health challenges
    I've been very cavalear about my health for the last few years. I have watched my mother have a heart attack and bypass surgery at the age of 69, 4 years ago and THAT didn't scare me.:cheerup: I have watched my cholesterol and triglycerides climb for at least a decade into horrible numbers...
  11. Leisure & Media Arts
    anyone watch it last nite? I did and it was good. it's based on Charlaine Harris novels.
  12. Health and beauty
    I just learned this while at the Dr's this week. :fdance: There is a blood test for us 'oldsters' that haven't been/weren't vaccinated against the childhood diseases to see if you have immunity to the disease. My understanding is that they can test for mumps, both kinds of measels, (German...
  13. Health and beauty
    It is like having a newborn again. Her blood sugars have been high in the evening and the Dr. wants to know if it is staying high for most of the night..... hence the checks... at 11:00 Pm and 3:00 am starting tonight. i hope it is only for a few days. The doctor wants to make sure it is...
  14. Health challenges
    I've been noticing that I've been having an increasingly hard time keeping my blood sugar and blood pressure under control. In fact Yesterdays readings kind of scared me, blood Sugar 188 2 hours after 2 slices of pizza, and blood pressure 144/92. I decided that I needed to take better care of...
  15. General Chat
    I tested it today (I've been pre-diabetic for years), and it was 151, after eating (about 1 hour or so...). Don't want to be diabetic...
  16. Question and Answer
    I've had high blood pressure for a while and I've been on numerous meds. I've been very sick for the last few weeks and my meds have been changed again. I'm just wondering if anyone has any natural remedies, herbs, etc. that they use to help with their blood pressure. Thanks in advance.
  17. General Chat
    I don't know if this counts or not, but before Christmas I decided to start donating blood as a way to give something to my community. For anyone considering it, I would highly recommend donating. I was at the center for about an hour to register for the first time, but the donation itself...
  18. Health and beauty
    Does anyone here donate blood... I used to and for a long time was a member of the gallon club but as my schedule became busier my donations sorta fell away. I'm going to make an extra effort to get back to donating this year. I feel this is a needed, life saving and much needed thing to do.
  19. Just Tips
    My teen daughter handed me a pair of her jama bottoms that she had "stained". she said she thought the jama bottoms were too stained and should be thrown away. Little did she know that I could treat them and they would be good as new. I got this off a diaper site. Here is the recipe. 6-8...
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