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  1. IKnit4Cats

    S07.E08: Maja's Story

    Oops, I didn't see your response before I replied. But I agree with you. :)
  2. IKnit4Cats

    S07.E08: Maja's Story

    I have lymphedema and wear compression socks. I don't think one of those grabbers would help, although I have seen "grabber" gloves for sale on the same sites that sell the compression garments. I think the sock sliders are more for loose-fitting socks. I quit wearing pantyhose ages ago, but when I had to start wearing compression socks, they took me right back ("bunch up the sock to the toe and pull it on gradually" -- the instructions are essentially the same).
  3. IKnit4Cats

    S07.E13: Kelly's Story

    I'm glad he has you now.
  4. IKnit4Cats

    S07.E13: Kelly's Story

    Amen!
  5. IKnit4Cats

    S07.E13: Kelly's Story

    I thought it said Houston, but I deleted it already and can't check.
  6. IKnit4Cats

    S07.E13: Kelly's Story

    Well, she did, but her heart already had a great deal of damage. I didn't see that coming. She seemed happier and she was planning her future, and I was excited for her to be going back to school, finishing her degree. I thought I was sad after the Jeanne episode, but this is awful. She seemed to have so much going for her.
  7. IKnit4Cats

    S07.E11: Jeanne's Story

    I didn't even realize outdoor showers were available like that. My husband said the same about not being able to shower outside during the winter. This episode was so sad, and being clean -- it's such a basic health factor that Jeanne didn't seem to desire. I should be "I Used to Knit for Cats" -- they have... abused everything I have made for them -- little mats and things. We have commercially made throws and blankets that they snuggle and don't use as a litter box. :) I haven't tried knitting with cat fur -- I think that is a thing, but I stick with the typical yarn in the usual stores.
  8. IKnit4Cats

    S07.E11: Jeanne's Story

    It was Barbara's mom? It seemed telling to me that Barbara didn't seem all that surprised, so maybe she had seen that side of her mother when she was a child. But she didn't tell us that, so I didn't know what to think. Someone in my family years later revealed sexual abuse that had occurred when she was young. Several things suddenly made sense, but no one recognized any of those things as clues at the time. Barbara was working 2 jobs and maybe didn't know or maybe told herself that what she was seeing couldn't possibly mean abuse. I almost don't want the back stories on the poundticipants because they just raise more questions rather than providing a frame of reference. ("I weighed 350 pounds at age 12, but then things REALLY got out of control when X happened.")
  9. IKnit4Cats

    S07.E11: Jeanne's Story

    Someone else suggested that nicotine withdrawal might cause that kind of problem.
  10. IKnit4Cats

    S07.E11: Jeanne's Story

    I kept thinking about this. I read, quite a while ago, a short list of suggestions of what to do when feeling down (not a substitute for prescriptions). One of them was something like, if you haven't bathed in the last 24 hours, bathe now. I think that's essential. I almost always feel good after a shower, even if I weren't feeling "bad" beforehand. We have seen those portable "potty chairs" in at least a couple episodes. I wonder if there is some portable outdoor shower (with privacy curtains or stall walls) that those medical equipment companies could devise. I don't know how it would connect to hot water. Typical household showers/tubs are not sufficient for someone of the size of the poundticipants.
  11. IKnit4Cats

    S07.E01 Octavia's Story

    Thank you! I will read up on it as well.
  12. IKnit4Cats

    S07:E02 Brianne's Story

    I'm really sorry you had that childhood. I do appreciate your insights here in this forum.
  13. IKnit4Cats

    S07:E02 Brianne's Story

    I also appreciated that she was worried about Kat's health. She mentioned that Kat was eating the same foods she was, and she wanted to set a better example and get Kat onto a better path. This episode reminded me of why I really like this show. I wondered if Brianna had seen some episodes or had read some of the concerns that viewers raise here or in other forums.
  14. IKnit4Cats

    S07.E01 Octavia's Story

    I'm guessing a lot is going on there, but it could be a warped sense of hospitality. One of my aunts once explained that when offered food or drink, etiquette required her to say no, but then etiquette required the person to offer again. She said she was allowed to accept the 2nd time it was offered. As someone who had never heard this rule, I saw a new side of things, so now I try to remember to ask twice, and then I'll drop it. I don't think it extends to giving someone a bite of my own serving, though...
  15. IKnit4Cats

    S07.E01 Octavia's Story

    Did it seem to anyone else that Octavia was not digging into the biscuits as heartily as Nichelle wanted? It wasn't that she wasn't eating, and I admit to not watching closely, but I thought Nichelle seemed irritated that Octavia wasn't as enthusiastic about the cheat day.
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