Authentic Drama Queen

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  • Birthday 06/12/1967

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    The Kingdom of Mayonnaise
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  1. It's nothing personal against anyone in particular and there's nothing going on in my life that necessitates an abrupt departure from the forum. I've just decided that it's no longer mentally or emotionally healthy for me to be here. Those very few who know me and have been in contact with me in real life know how to keep in touch. As to the rest, figure it out on your own. Or don't. Whatever blows your skirt up. Happy trails. This is my last post, and I won't be back again. I only returned for a few moments to tie up a loose end I'd overlooked and to give closure to those who might need it.
  3. Turkey burgers (the kind with monterey jack & jalapeno) on onion buns with mayo. I may whip up some panang curry later since I have a stash of curry varieties built up again.
  4. Went to the Vietnamese market and bought a shitload of curry paste tins along with some spices, tea, a bunch of oriental candy, Pocky & Hello Panda cookies, shrimp chips, some frozen shrimp potstickers and a big metal colander. I'm happy.
  5. B vitamins lower blood levels of a compound called homocysteine. The risk of heart disease and stroke is increased when a person has high blood levels of homocysteine, so it follows that taking B vitamins to lower homocysteine levels would improve outcomes. But until now, researchers have had little success trying to show that. Study after study has failed to show that B vitamins prevent heart disease or stroke, says ASA spokesman Larry B. Goldstein, MD, director of the Duke Stroke Center at Duke University, in Durham, N.C. "We need to sift through all the studies and try to figure out why the results are conflicting," he tells WebMD. Until then, Goldstein does not recommend taking vitamins to prevent cardiovascular disease. Saposnik says he thinks his study is the first to "use an adequate dose" of vitamin B12 to lower homocysteine and stroke levels. The daily vitamin regimen in the new study involved 2.5 milligrams of folic acid, 50 milligrams of vitamin B6, and 1 milligram of vitamin B12 -- far more than most people get in their diets. Still, Saposnik agrees with Goldstein that further study is needed before any firm conclusions can be drawn. B Vitamins vs. Second Stroke Also at the meeting, University of California, Los Angeles, researchers reported that taking B-complex vitamins as directed by your doctor may help lower the risk of a second stroke. The study involved 3,353 people who had suffered a stroke. The researchers added high- or low-dose B vitamins -- folate, vitamin B12, and vitamin B6 -- to state-of-the-art medical care for two years. Researchers collected demographic, clinical, and laboratory data when they entered the study and at follow-up visits six, 12, and 24 months later. Previously reported findings from the trial were disappointing, suggesting that the B vitamins did not lower the risk of recurrent stroke. But this time, researchers looked at what happened when people actually took their medication. First, they divided the participants into two groups: Those who took their vitamins as prescribed at least 80% of the time, and those who took them less frequently. Results showed that people who stuck with the program were much less likely to suffer a second stroke, have a heart attack, or die: Only 13% did vs. 20% of the people who didn't follow through.
  6. Aww, thaks, Yggie & Ankhy. I'll be fine, though, so don't worry about me. At least one doctor has referred to me as a living miracle.
  7. Keep at it. It's frustrating, but odds are you'll get better within a reasonable amount of time. Best of luck. Please get yourself checked out soon, though.
  8. I found out in March that I've apparently had 5 aneurisms over the past 10 years. I can definitely identify two of them, and there were a few episodes of slight speech impediments that were probably the same thing. Keep working at the speech and typing, Omph, and you'll definitely improve, and it's not impossible for you to be totally back to normal within the same day. Definitely go to the doctor, though. You'll get a full battery of tests including MRIs and CAT scans and God/dess knows what else.
  9. The thing about the boxed bacon is its softness. There's no crunch at all to it, which is kind of weird. I just need to get the youngest over his grease-burn trauma. He hasn't cooked anything since his older brother splashed a few drops of hot bacon grease from the pan onto his belly. I had foolishly looked away for a few seconds.
  10. Speaking of bacon... A couple months ago, the youngest spotted a kind of boxed, pre-cooked bacon. It was almost like jerky, but somewhat softer. He loved it. I think this was it:
  11. I'mma gonna try to get ADK to take me to the Vietnamese market this weekend. I'm all out of every kind of curry, o woe!
  12. One of the most elegantly produced albums ever, a fun one to re-discover every once in a while.