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Common Ground Coffee House #100!!!!

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  1. I Am Blessed 24

    I Am Blessed 24 Active Member

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    Rob, I've never had a migraine, but I've had a few headaches that felt like one.

    Good morning all,

    The thunderstorms woke me up early and they are not going to let up until Sunday. I had another grandson coming over to spend the night with Brent tonight and go fishing with Grandpa tomorrow, but that's not gonna happen with the storms...

    Oh well, I am reopening my ebay store, so I guess today would be a good day to take pictures and list items.

    HAGD!
    §ue
     
  2. Friend of God

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    Sorry Sue. My mistake, I thought you'd complained about a migraine.

    Morning Everybody,

    I don't know why but I've been in a mood to cook lately. I brought in sausage gravy and bisquits this morning, the coffee is made, and the tea is ready.

    Today is the 20th anniversary of the first date my Wife & I had. So I'm fixing a "special dinner" for her tonight. Fresh, grilled, quail served on a bed of hot polenta(a thick porridge of ground cornmeal with butter and grated cheese), with Brazilian Lobster salad, and coffee. I think she'll like it.

    I've got to go shopping to get the ingredients for tonight's dinner. I'll try to check back in later.
     
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    Good Morning Everyone!

    I'm so glad someone likes to cook. :) I sure do like to eat!

    I'm sitting here this morning writing emails. Someone please tell me how to send the same email to more than one person? I need to email Cass' teachers and get her work for today.

    Got a lot going on today. Cass is back to level 8 with her migraine, in spite of the shots yesterday. I'm waiting on her neuro to call me back now. Chris is having school issues, so I'm trying to get to the bottom of that(think more emails). I have a couple of letters to write to each of Cass and Chris' schools regarding their attendance (don't want to get tossed for truancy). Got grass to mow. Chris is having company this evening. Got cages to clean that didn't get done the other day. And I'm sure there is more that I'm not thinking of right now. I hate when things pile up all in one day!

    Sue, I hope the storms mean the summer heat is about over! I'm ready for fall.

    Rob, where did you find polenta? I needed some a couple of months back and couldn't find it anywhere. We have a half a dozen grocery stores in this town and no one had it. I wasn't driving all the way to B'ham it!

    See ya'll around!
     
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    To send the same e-mail to more then one person Cindi, just put all of the e-mail addresses in the address area. They should all receive it.

    We have a store here that stocks hard to find speciality items. Their polenta is okay, but I prefer to make my own, I just haven't made it in awhile, so I go the "easy" way.

    I'm glad you like to eat Cindi. So do I. :thumbsup:

    Sometime I'll make something to bring in for lunch in the coffeehouse.

    How does clam cakes with chili sauce, beef braised in red wine, squash with sour cream and chopped dill, avocado and watercress salad with black walnut kernels, Liederkranz cheese, and coffee sound?

    Now, it's time to go shopping. I've got a lot to shop for, and I don't like to rush when shopping, when I do I make mistakes, or take shortcuts, instead of getting what I know I need.
     
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    *yawn* *mumble* Morning all... :wavey:

    Coffee time... Long night... :D

    The Dorky Dork
     
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    Greetings All,

    Just popping in for a second.

    The dinner is in the works.

    I picked up 20 Yellow Roses, and a bottle of Sparkling Grape Juice. The dessert is going to be Strawberries dipped in melted Godiva chocolate.

    I just hope my Wife will be pleased.

    I'll let you know tomorrow how everything went.

     
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    Friend of God, that's so sweet of you! I'm sure she'll be very pleased and happy. My hubby (Don) always gives me yellow roses. We had them in our wedding. We have our 25th Anniversary coming up in May. :thumbs:

    How has everyone been doing? I haven't been posting much lately. We are in the middle of a kitchen remodel. We are doing alot of the work ourselves to save money. Next on the list is the tile backsplash.

    See ya'll later. I'm leaving some scones if anyone wants a snack.
     
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    Hmmm, I wonder if Rob would mind if I snuck one of these strawberries. Mmmmmmm.....:D

    Sheesh! I'm tired! I have not stopped moving today and I still have grass to mow. Doggone it! Who told my grass it was okay to grow?

    Coffee first!

    Cassie is some better after the doc called her in some Zomig. Still not moving well, but she can tolorate light better. Hopefully this one is on it's way out!

    Got a houseful of boys! Chris has his twin friends over. They're headed out to the swimming pool.

    Jenna escaped the bedlam by going up the street to her friends house. Her brother had warned her last night that he and his friends were too big to play with little girlies. LOL! She didn't like that one bit! Didn't he know that the whole world was supposed to keep her entertained?

    Hope your evening goes well, Rob!

    Sue, those grandsons have any hope of going fishing tommorrow?
     
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    To a degree.

    A lot of it seems to be caused by diet. I am also convinced that it can be caused by air quality.

    I suffered disabling migraines for a couple of years. They were to the point that I would not understand what I was doing. For example, I would lay in the road, I would lay on top of vehicles, anything I thought might help.

    What changed them for me was a major diet change. My neurologist had me take out anything from my diet that contained tyramines. I also knocked out caffeine. This included removing such things from my diet as lunch meats, sodas, chocolate, cheese, plums, nuts, fresh bread, yogurt, and anything that contained a probable amount of preservatives. (canned fish, fast foods, prepackaged foods from the store, etc.)

    The result? I get migraines now only on occasion, and they're usually only a few hours. I get them once a month at the onset of my cycle, and if I overdo what I eat, for example if I eat a bunch of beef jerkey or a bunch of nuts I will get one, but I can usually trace it back to what I ate.
    I still get them before storms, but the storm has to cause a good drop in air pressure. A normal storm might just cause a headache, but a major change is likely to bring on a migraine.

    I believe that living near a plastics factory also contributed to the severity and number of migraines I had before.

    So IMO a large number of migraine sufferers in the United States suffer because of high levels of unnatural garbage in our foods and high levels of unnatural garbage in our air. Or at least they would suffer a lot less without it!
     
  10. I Am Blessed 24

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    Good morning all,

    Cindi: They took all the rain out of the forecast for today, so the guys will be going fishing after all.

    It is muggy this morning, but it should not get too hot. Mid 80's will be just fine.

    I listed books in my ebay store from early yesterday morning until almost midnight and I'm still not finished! I don't remember it being that difficult when I had my store before.

    As soon as I drink my coffee, I will be back at it again...

    HAGD!
    §ue
     
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    Morning all!

    I'm gonna chime in with Gina here. Changing my diet and cutting out virtually all processed foods and wheat products has drastically reduced my migraines. BUT there are chemicals that will set them off - some perfumes, when the life science staff brings out the animals to disect, certain cleaners.

    AND weather changes -- which I can do nothing about.
     
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    Last Night Went Great!

    Good Morning Everybody,

    The dinner went great! My Wife was totally surprised. She had no idea why all this was going on.
    I thought the joke was always about the husband who forgot the anniversary?? When I told her about what yesterday was 20 years ago, she was dumbfounded. "It was?" she asked sheepishly.
    I had the dinner ready, the candles lit, and spanish guitars playing thru the CD player.
    She brightened up when I gave her the gift I had for her. A diamond and peridot(her birthstone) cross pendant.
    All in all it was a marvelous evening.
    There was only one hitch - I had 20 strawberries to be dipped in chocolate. When I did a last minute check before my wife got home I found that suddenly I only had 19, The missing strawberry was replaced. I wonder if we had a little visitor(Cindi, you're blushing like mad) who might have swiped one of the strawberries? Hmmmm?
    All's forgiven. I even brought in strawberries and chocolate for the coffeehouse crew. Sorry, the quail, and lobster salad are all gone. Enjoy everybody. If you're half as happy as I was last night, then you'll be twice as happy as you need to be.

    Rob
     
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    *Sniff* *Sniff* Do you smell something?


    Are you absolutely sure Bitsy?

    I worked around formaldehyde for over 30 years,(embalmers use all that nasty stuff) and I got so I couldn't even smell it after a while. Never triggered a migraine either.

    Look at it this way, at least you're perfectly preserved.:laugh:
     
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    My husband is taking a nap as I write, having one of his migraines.
    But he does not have NEAR the frequency and severity he had in his early twenties.
    Nothing works better for him than amitryptilline. I never can remember the spelling.
    Staying away from food with monosodium glutamate seems to help him.
     
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    The weather is a common trigger for both my kids. And MSG. And then they split.

    Chris' major food triggers are nitrates(no hotdogs or lunchmeat or at least very few), artificial sweetners, aged cheese, homemade bread and bananas.

    Cassie doesn't have many food triggers. She also doesn't get as many or as severe migraines as Chris. Her major food trigger is the MSG, but we're beginning to suspect that tomatos are also a trigger. And she loves tomatos!

    The perfume/cleaning chemical thing varies for them too. Both can tolorate some scents but not others. Glade plugins are a no no for both of them. So is any orange oil cleaner, but not lemon oil. Go figure.

    Hey Rob, there was one year when T and I both forgot our aniversary. It wasn't until someone at my work who's aniversary was the next day wished me a Happy Anniversary that it dawned on me. I even had to make her explain what she meant. LOL! She said, well mine is on the 15th and that's tomorrow, so your's is today! Life just gets busy sometimes!

    Speaking of busy, I finally got the grass mowed. Now I'm headed out to straighten up the garage. T wants to start putting a lift kit on his truck while we are waiting to get it fixed and I have something else to drive. Can't work in a dirty garage. When it get cooler tonight I have some weedeating to do and some morning glories to stop from climbing my rose of sharons and azaleas down in the back yard.

    Be back later, maybe. I'm getting taken out to dinner tonight. :)
     
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    Thanks for the help

    Bitsy & Cindi,

    I would like to thank both of you for sharing your experiences with migraines, and their possible triggers.

    I have learned more about migraines from both of you then I ever have from the research I've done.

    What makes your comments so valuable is that they come from personal experience, not research done in a lab.

    BTW Bitsy, I was just teasing about the formaldehyde. I have seen it cause eye, nose, and lung irritation, and dizziness. Maybe I just built up a tolerance to it after working with it so long. Please my sister, if you have to work around it use protection.

    Thanks again for helping to educate others through sharing your experiences. You two are priceless.
     
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    I remember a few years back, most doctors were convinced that migraines were all in the mind. Perhap the vast majority of the population still are convinced of that.

    Like personal testimonies about salvation, personal experiences in all areas help to open windows of understanding.

    I agree with Rob, and offer my thanks, to all who contributed to the discussion.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    I think until someone experiences a migraine they can't really understand it. I know the first time a doc told me Chris had a migraine, I really didn't believe it. Migraines don't happen to little kids or cause little kids to pull their hair and roll on the floor in pain. But they do. As a matter of fact, we just got back from dinner and I already had to give him a midrin and turn out the lights. Since we ate at a buffet, there's no telling what, if anything, triggered it. Of course there is also a low pressure system sitting just to the north of us.

    Now that our bellies are full to bursting, we are slowly trying to get church clothes together. Can't....hardly.....move..... :D Think we may have eaten to much?
     
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    I have had migraines as long as I can remember. My mom took me to doctor after doctor and time after time the doctors told her that my headaches may be real, but they couldn't help us. Wasn't vision -- wasn't anything they could xray. BUT I always got the impression they thought I was nuts. My dad had headaches. Looking back, I'm sure they were undiagnosed migraines. He'd take aspirin by the fistful and they'd last for days.

    Then as a young woman, the only pain recourse was narcotics. I wouldn't take those, so I suffered. My family suffered. There were times that I prayed God would keep my kids safe until my husband got home because I knew I was gonna die before he got back in from out of town.

    It's just been in the last ten years that I've found doctors willing to help and medicines that were non-habit forming to help. I found out about Celiac disease and migraines from a Scottish study and took it to my doctor. That was one of a couple of hundred things I took to the poor woman. But part of the reason I like her is that she treats me like a partner in my healthcare.

    Now I know that migraine brains do look different from non-migraine brains. So even the xray excuse doctors gave us when I was a kid has been debunked.
     
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    Good evening all,

    I really hate to stop this informative conversation, so please feel free to continue it at Common Ground Coffee House #101. I guess the party is over, but I sure enjoyed all that good food while it lasted.

    Now don't stop bringing in the goodies just because our anniversary is over and we are relocating.

    Please join us (preferably with food).

    Thanks,
    §ue :sleeping_2:
     
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