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Old 12-16-20, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Check, check, and check. Still not turned off.
Trust me, you don't want it turned off all the way.
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Old 12-16-20, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Trust me, you don't want it turned off all the way.
I'm just wondering, in theory, how it would be done. Gobble down prednisone, like this?

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Got out for a little (but much needed) ride. I stopped off at a lake just to see how the ice was coming along and I was rewarded with the "pew pew pew" of singing ice. You'll have to turnt up the volume a little to hear it -

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Sad. If only there was a nearby college team that was available Saturday.

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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Got out for a little (but much needed) ride. I stopped off at a lake just to see how the ice was coming along and I was rewarded with the "pew pew pew" of singing ice. You'll have to turnt up the volume a little to hear it -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUgMKL4M-30
It's enough to make one want to take up thin ice skating!

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Old 12-16-20, 12:52 PM
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Garage pic. Saturn and Fit inside, snow blower on standby.


That makes me shiver - just the thought of having so much snow that a blower is needed.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
It's enough to make one want to take up thin ice skating!

https://youtu.be/v3O9vNi-dkA
I'd see that video before - it's super cool - but this was the first time that I'd heard it myself.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Hard pass on whatever is happening here.
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Old 12-16-20, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I'd see that video before - it's super cool - but this was the first time that I'd heard it myself.
Skipping rocks on thin ice is pretty cool too:

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
By the way, our governor simply put the first (small) vaccine shipment in storage, because he couldn't decide who should get it. I'm not kidding. Yes, things are going great here.

https://twitter.com/knoxnews/status/1339239722003021824
Kudos to #1 status!

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Skipping rocks on thin ice is pretty cool too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujVmI5Dpruk
Yeah, I was looking around for rocks, too, but couldn't find one for the life of me (well, not one that wasn't frozen in place). I also tried stomping on and smacking the ice, but it was ineffective and, given the slippery footwear, I didn't want to push my luck.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Hard pass on whatever is happening here.
wut. Canadians love this kind of stuff.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Hard pass on whatever is happening here.
Maybe you need to take it up a notch?

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Originally Posted by datlas
Seems like they like zinc the most these days. As I said a few days ago, I am not a fan of supplements but patients are eager to do something to give them an edge. I tell them to eat lots of fruits/veggies/nuts, avoid too many carbs and processed foods, get plenty of exercise and some sun exposure but they don’t listen. Easier to get food from WaWa and a fix at the GNC
I asked both of my previous doctors if I really had to take calcium, D, and a multi-vitamin and they both said to keep taking them, so I'll ask your opinion. I eat a wide variety of food including vegetables, fruit, nuts, lean meats, etc. and it just seems wrong that I need to take a vague pill from a vague source.
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If one more patient asks me how to "boost" their immune system I think I will burst.

They are also already asking to be put on the "list" for COVID19 vaccine. There is no list. Sigh.
Don't burst before you share this secret with us.
And, you should start a list
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I'm just wondering, in theory, how it would be done. Gobble down prednisone, like this?
Basically cancer chemo at toxic doses, followed by bone marrow transplantation or stem cell treatment after the blood cell generating system is wiped out. I've seen it done for a few tragically ill patients with lupus etc. and I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.

Some of those drugs, notably cyclophosphamide, are used in much lower doses for autoimmune disease when the steroids fail. Not fun.
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Old 12-16-20, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
In post #9177 you implied my ailment would end if I went into a bubble. Incorrect.
Incorrect.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I asked both of my previous doctors if I really had to take calcium, D, and a multi-vitamin and they both said to keep taking them, so I'll ask your opinion. I eat a wide variety of food including vegetables, fruit, nuts, lean meats, etc. and it just seems wrong that I need to take a vague pill from a vague source.
I think you ought to post your blood pressure and heart rate daily here on BF to get the best evaluation from the herd.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I asked both of my previous doctors if I really had to take calcium, D, and a multi-vitamin and they both said to keep taking them, so I'll ask your opinion. I eat a wide variety of food including vegetables, fruit, nuts, lean meats, etc. and it just seems wrong that I need to take a vague pill from a vague source.
Probably does not matter. I am guessing you are taking some type of hormone blocking treatment for your prostate cancer, so they probably want this to avoid osteoporosis. If you are getting 1200-1500+ mg/day of dietary calcium and plenty of sun exposure, I am inclined to say it’s not necessary.

That said, always be cautious about medical advice off the internet as these decisions are often nuanced and should be discussed with the doctor who knows you and your history the best.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Incorrect.
To expand: IF we wiped out your immune system THEN you would not have autoimmune/inflammatory disease BUT you'd have to live in a bubble and probably die of cancer if an infectious disease didn't kill you first.

We know one way knock out the immune system - HIV. Kills off your CD4+ T-cells which essentially turns off the immune system, and you die of opportunistic infections.
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Snow looks quite fluffy, should be good for skiing which should be good for my bones.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
wut. Canadians love this kind of stuff.
Not all of them. I have a distant relative who moved from Saskatoon to Perth about five years ago and now she is rubbing salt in it by posting summer pics on IG.
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I asked both of my previous doctors if I really had to take calcium, D, and a multi-vitamin and they both said to keep taking them, so I'll ask your opinion. I eat a wide variety of food including vegetables, fruit, nuts, lean meats, etc. and it just seems wrong that I need to take a vague pill from a vague source.
Oh boy. This again.
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Some of those drugs, notably cyclophosphamide, are used in much lower doses for autoimmune disease when the steroids fail. Not fun.
Had my weekly MTX injection earlier today. #Fun
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Snow looks quite fluffy, should be good for skiing which should be good for my bones.
Raining here. I did some homeopathic jump rope sessions this week and at least my legs are sore.
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