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Tue Apr 3, 2018, 11:44 AM

Still sick. Going stir-crazy...

Can you tell I'm bored?

Ask me anything...

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Reply Still sick. Going stir-crazy... (Original post)
Aristus Apr 2018 OP
MFM008 Apr 2018 #1
Aristus Apr 2018 #2
MFM008 Apr 2018 #9
Aristus Apr 2018 #10
elleng Apr 2018 #14
Aristus Apr 2018 #15
NightWatcher Apr 2018 #12
Aristus Apr 2018 #17
NightWatcher Apr 2018 #22
Aristus Apr 2018 #23
yellowdogintexas Apr 2018 #19
Aristus Apr 2018 #20
Siwsan Apr 2018 #3
Aristus Apr 2018 #5
Siwsan Apr 2018 #7
Aristus Apr 2018 #8
Siwsan Apr 2018 #11
Aristus Apr 2018 #13
yellowdogintexas Apr 2018 #16
Siwsan Apr 2018 #21
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2018 #24
pbmus Apr 2018 #26
Siwsan Apr 2018 #27
Botany Apr 2018 #4
Aristus Apr 2018 #6
yellowdogintexas Apr 2018 #18
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2018 #25

Response to Aristus (Original post)

Tue Apr 3, 2018, 11:48 AM

1. Flu?

Or cold?

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 3, 2018, 11:49 AM

2. Neither.

Gastroenteritis.

I'll spare you the details...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 3, 2018, 11:59 AM

9. Dont bother

Im on the "tail" end of some stomach bug as well.....

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 3, 2018, 12:02 PM

10. It must be going around.

It made the rounds of my wife's office a few weeks ago, and laid everybody out.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 3, 2018, 12:09 PM

14. and across the country!

Daughter had it in New Jersey!!!

Get WELL!!!

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Response to elleng (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 3, 2018, 12:11 PM

15. I'm trying...

Thanks.

I think I might be well enough to go back to work tomorrow. Although just thinking about it makes me sick again...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 3, 2018, 12:09 PM

12. I'm on Round 2 of it in the last 30 days. I do love the weight loss however

and I'm saving a ton of money on groceries. I'm currently on Day 4 with no food. Living off Redbull and Powerade.

Details, yeah the details are no fun at all.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #12)

Tue Apr 3, 2018, 12:12 PM

17. Red Bull and Powerade are SO bad for you!

I discourage my patients from ever drinking them.

I'm surviving on tea and bland foods.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #17)

Tue Apr 3, 2018, 12:21 PM

22. I know. The RB is for morning wake up and I cannot take anymore water.

I am on meds for conditions and I don't know if they are helping or hurting this. Plaquenil and Methotrexate make surviving miserable sometimes.

I try not to drink more than one of each a day.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #22)

Tue Apr 3, 2018, 12:24 PM

23. For my patients who are sick of water, I recommend a little sugar-free Crystal Light

for flavor.

Powerade and Red Bull, though; I'd advised no more than one or two a week.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 3, 2018, 12:17 PM

19. get well soon, that stuff can be deadly

Assuming it is a viral something or another?

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #19)

Tue Apr 3, 2018, 12:18 PM

20. Oh yeah, it's a virus.

Time, rest, and hydration will cure it.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Tue Apr 3, 2018, 11:49 AM

3. Aww - sorry you are still sick!

I'm going stir crazy but only because the weather is so awful, I can get out and start clearing my gardens! I'm going to be sooooo far behind in my yard work. Last year, I was mowing before May!

Here's my question, why the heck won't my cats eat the healthy, grain free cat food I bought them?!?!!?! That stuff wasn't cheap!!

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 3, 2018, 11:51 AM

5. Because nobody likes health food.

Not even cats.

I actually knew someone names Siwsan once. She was from Jordan.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 3, 2018, 11:56 AM

7. Perhaps I am a bad role model for them!

The looks I've been getting......... I probably should have drown the food in gravy. They like gravy.

In my case, Siwsan is the Welsh version of Susan.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 3, 2018, 11:57 AM

8. Gravy makes everything better.

It's cool to know you are Welsh.

My ancestry is Welsh, too.

What's Welsh for 'Robert'?

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Response to Aristus (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 3, 2018, 12:08 PM

11. There's a couple versions

Hrodberht, Robin, Rhobard. It's interesting looking at some of the translations. Like David to Dafydd but the nickname in Welsh is Dewi. Sometimes it's just phonetics like Griffin/Gruffydd.

I'm only beginning to tip my toe into the language. It's tricky. Very, very guttural and tricky. The ability to 'trill' is essential.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 3, 2018, 12:09 PM

13. Thanks.

I think I like 'Rhobard' the best.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 3, 2018, 12:11 PM

16. My cats devour that stuff!!!!

we had to stop buying Blue Wilderness when it went up too much so we went to Chicken Soup for the Soul which is healthy but not as good as Blue Mountain.

We have a new entry in the Big Pet Store Chain world and they have a house brand that is very reasonable and the cats really like!

https://www.petsuppliesplus.com/en.aspx

House brand is Red Ford

Now check out THIS one: https://www.petsuppliesplus.com/categories/cat/food/dry%20food/Orijen-Regional-Red-Cat-Food/9551

This is the top drawer cat chow. I noticed it was made in Kentucky using locally sourced meat, fish, vegetables etc. So I looked to see where; it is made in Auburn KY very near my hometown. Auburn is a town of around 1400 and is best known for its Amish history and a monastic retreat center. This factory provides a market for produce and meat; clean lakes and rivers abound for fishing; of course the much needed employment. Wish I could afford to buy it but with 4 cats, it isn't happening.

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #16)

Tue Apr 3, 2018, 12:20 PM

21. I've tried 3 or 4 different kinds - all rejected

Some I mix with the stuff they will eat, trying to trick them. They are very good at picking out what they like and leaving the rest. And the odd thing with these cats is they don't like people food, unless it's tuna, although Sophie will eat a little chicken. Boudicca licks it and walks away.

My brother gave me some Premium Edge for Finicky Cats. They're ok with that. And there is a Pets Supply Plus not far from me - I'll check out their house brand.

Ah well, they are healthy and very active so I'll go back to giving them what they like.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 3, 2018, 02:54 PM

24. I bought some healthful cat treats for my Gang of Fur.

When I offered them some they just stared at me with that "You've got to be kidding!" look, wouldn't touch them. They want their kitty junk food, Whiska Lickins and Temptations. It was like being offered broccoli when you wanted chocolate chip cookies.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 3, 2018, 03:04 PM

26. Try blue wilderness chicken....ours will not eat anything else..

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Response to pbmus (Reply #26)

Tue Apr 3, 2018, 03:32 PM

27. Maybe if I found a sample pack

I do have some pouches of Blue Wilderness 'wet' food that I bought on the clearance shelf. I am going to try that, tonight.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Tue Apr 3, 2018, 11:50 AM

4. State Capital of S. Dakota?

Why is it called the Mississippi River when the Missouri River is longer
and rivers are named after their longest sections? Would you support
renaming the river?

Does Trump have syphilis on the brain?

Is Ivar's Acres of Clams the best place the world?

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Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 3, 2018, 11:56 AM

6. Pierre. (Did not Google. I'm a state capital enthusiast.)

I suspect that the Mississippi was named by whatever First Nations tribe was the most important one associated with it.

No. Let the name stand.

Possibly. Until he gets tested, it's impossible to know if his behavior is due to untreated syphilis, or just because he's a stupid asshole.

No. No place serving clams, or any other kind of seafood, is the best in the world. (Sorry; I hate seafood.)

Ivar Hagglund was a beloved local philanthropist, though. His hilariously bad TV commercials are the stuff of local legend.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 3, 2018, 12:15 PM

18. Mississippi means "Father of Waters" in one of the

native languages along its path to the sea. At least that is what I remember from geography in the 1950s which sadly is no longer taught in most schools at the depth seen in those years.

Like you I am a State Capitol Junkie, having had to learn them for 5th grade geography (we had to learn Central and South America national capitals and Canada's provincial capitals)

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #18)

Tue Apr 3, 2018, 02:56 PM

25. Q: Why does the Mississippi River flow south out of Minnesota?

A: 'Cuz Iowa sucks!

We have Iowa jokes in Minnesota but this one is at least geographically accurate.

Sorry, Iowa people.

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