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  1. Thanks for your comments on my low-dose-aspirin/bruising problem. Believe me, I ask every medical person I contact, including my cardiologist, who said "That is not recommended." And I do value my health more than my appearance, so I continue to do as I am told! But being a complete optimist, I had to ask! There is so much knowledge here ... you all are a wonderful resource, and I do appreciate your backing up my doctors! But maybe there could be some way to strengthen my skin with a topical treatment?
  2. Looking for your advice! I had a very small heart attack in 2014 and because of that I now have to take a low-dose aspirin every day. And because of that, I have developed what looks like bruises on my arms. Big ugly sometimes bloody bruises, because just turning over in bed at night sometimes causes the bruised skin to slough off, so I end up with a bloody sheet or pillowcase. Is there any way to alleviate this condition? On a lighter note, did you know it's only a 4 hour flight to the Azores from Boston? Five friends went a few years back, and we loved it. Great climate, black s
  3. I expect to see Gil on Dancing With The Stars next season! He is an interesting and attractive man, maybe not perfect, but he does catch my eye. I hope for good things for him after Myrla is out of his life.
  4. Grand Circle Travel/Overseas Adventure Travel, based in Cambridge, MA, has given a lot of thought to solo travelers. At the beginning of a trip, they will have get-togethers for the solos, so you can see who else is traveling alone. They have many trips with no single supplement charge. Their gorgeous catalogs are my wish books! I first took a Grand Circle bus trip and loved it (perhaps 15 years ago), but then took an Overseas Adventure trip, smaller group, more adventures, unique lodgings, and liked that even more. And now, in my 80s, I am really happy with their river cruises. Some wond
  5. Anyone want to talk about arthritis? I am 85 and only recently seem to have serious aches and pains caused by arthritis. I have had four back surgeries, from 1980 to 2020, and when the pain/stiffness first started, I thought I was headed for more back surgery. But the doctors (neurosurgeon, rheumatologist, general family medicine, all of them good people), seem to agree that it's arthritis, and there is no cure. I am currently taking an opiod, which solves the problem, but I don't like taking it! Does anyone have a clue for me?
  6. Several friends and I are serious tasters of cole slaw! Having been brought up on cole slaw being served two or three times a week, I do love it ... when it's similar to my mother's or grandmother's ... or when it's different but tasty! KFC is famous for good cole slaw.
  7. Ginger90 ... I have a meningioma on my brain, and it is benign and insignificant? A doctor told me to think of it as a zit! It's been 30 years since it was diagnosed, and it has never been a problem. They found it while looking for a reason for my absentmindedness, but said it was in a spot where it couldn't possibly have any effect on my memory. It did take some getting used to, and I don't often mention it, because people immediately think I'm going to die. But benigh and insignificant were wonderful words to hear! If you look up hemaagiomas, it says many don't need treatment. Hoping for t
  8. One of my cousin's grandchildren was told throughout her pregnancy that she was having twin boys. Imagine the fun we had buying boy stuff for her shower! She actually delivered one fine healthy girl baby. She raised such a fuss about the missing "other" baby, that they sent someone from psych to talk to her! Keep thinking positive thoughts, anything is possible.
  9. OMG, I thought I wouldn’t watch this show ... the premise is too horrid to be entertaining. but I did, and now I’m afraid I’m hooked.
  10. I’m just going to say it: I’m in love with Bennett and Amelia! I just adore them. I hope Amelia gets an internship in a place that Bennett finds charming, or they work it out somehow. I want all good things for them.
  11. Four great-grandmothers are going camping in September, three friends and me. Two of us are trying out van-camping,, one has just bought a pup-tent, and one already owns a 16-person tent from a previous family camping adventure. (She originally claimed she had a 16-room tent!) Should be a good time!
  12. Oh Jeeves, I wish you were in New England ... it'd be fun to chat in person! But of course, I forget ... not much "in person" being done these days! Here are some things I wonder if you've heard of .. all google-able ... the Slabs, Quartzsite, Loners On Wheels, Sisters On The Fly, Bob Wells, cheaprvliving.com, the Wandering Individuals Network (WINs) ... I am on my way to Mohs surgery today, so that's all for today! How did you happen to start on this vancamping project?
  13. @Jeeves ... When I went camping in my minivan, I just had a black sheet to throw over me when I slept. The back windows were all heavily tinted, so it was hard to see in, so I didn't have to do the Reflectix window coverings. I went around the eastern part of the country in my minivan, with a twin bed mattress on top of about 8 storage boxes for several years. Then I bought a Roadtrek and gallivanted in that for a couple of years. Then found a friend who had a Class B with two beds, one over the cab, the other was the couch. So traveled with her for several years, mostly attending Loners On Wh
  14. Oh Happyfatchick, you ought to copyright that paragraph, because I'm going to use it or a variation of it in the many situations where I don't know what to say and i want to say something and it's got to show how much I care and I'm stumped. Now that problem is solved! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
  15. I can't believe that the producers would pick someone with as flat a personality as Henry to be on this show. There's no way he was charming, warm and witty in the interviews. ChristinA is a downer, but Henry does not have what it takes to be half of any relationship.
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