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The Lounge UPDATED to add link: assisted suicide Oct 08 2014
18:44 (UTC)
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Original Post by theviewfromhere:
 i'm pretty sure that most of the resistance to assisted suicide arises from the fact that they'll be required to document what they're already doing every day in palliative care.

Can you explain this more?

My main example of who would be a candidate for assisted suicide is my aunt, who was dying of cancer. Sounds very much like your mother (I'm sorry for your loss). Couldn't eat, and the hospice care likely increased her morphine until she died. I think everyone wished there was a quicker option, rather than those more subtle options.

The Lounge Suffocating in this relationship Oct 08 2014
18:39 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Original Post by queenz0r:

Loool i'm done with this.

That would probably work.

When you write it to him, I'd leave off the "loool" (laugh out out out loud?).

It suggests you aren't serious.

The Lounge Clowns to the left of me, CHATters to the right, here I am, stuck in the middle with you Oct 07 2014
14:08 (UTC)
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We had two ride-ons for our family home - my brother and I used them (yes, my parents totally pulled the "not until you are older" trick so that I was SOOOO excited when I was finally, at age 9 or so, allowed to use the ride-on), and my cousin would use the push mower to get around trees etc.

If I remember right, it took us at least an hour for the three of us to finish the lawn. There's no way we could have done it just with push mowers.

*push mower in this case is still gas powered, not the completely manual push mower.

The Lounge Ch ch ch ch changes. Turn and face the Chat. Oct 06 2014
14:33 (UTC)
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Original Post by igloogal:

Good morning.

Heading to the pediatric unit at the hospital today to hopefully get some answers and medicine for this "reflux" or what I believe to be GERD. I can't take much more of hearing these boys scream in pain after they eat in the middle of the night.

I will hurt someone if I don't get a prescription!

So just was talking to my friends with a 3 week old about this. I was convinced S. had silent reflux at 1 month old.  After talking to other friends who had 1 month olds before and after me, a LOT of people think this.

Obviously, some babies do have it. But what you are describing (scream in pain after they eat in the middle of the night) sounds exactly like S. We gave him reflux meds for a while, but saw no difference; stopped giving the meds, and it got better - not because of the lack of meds, but because he stopped being a 1-month old baby.

I hope that's the case for you, because giving the meds sucks.

The Lounge Ch ch ch ch changes. Turn and face the Chat. Oct 06 2014
14:29 (UTC)
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Original Post by deborahamorgan:

Original Post by pavlovcat:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

I find shots way easier than ear checks. Shots require holding down legs - I'm not worried about breaking his legs. Ear checks require steadying the head and preventing the neck from turning... not a struggle I want to have with a toddler.

I just hold Tess and press her head to my chest.  Doc has about a 2 second window to get in there before she busts free.

They have us lay her down for shots.  Obviously they've never seen her fight a diaper change before.  It's like a cat trying to get out of a burlap sack. 

That's the most idiotic thing I've ever heard. The easiest way to give a little kid shots is with them sitting across Mum or Dad's lap.

I can't remember when it changed, but I think there was a point when it was done lying down, but more recently in the lap. So might be an age thing?

The Lounge Ch ch ch ch changes. Turn and face the Chat. Oct 06 2014
14:02 (UTC)
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I find shots way easier than ear checks. Shots require holding down legs - I'm not worried about breaking his legs. Ear checks require steadying the head and preventing the neck from turning... not a struggle I want to have with a toddler.

Weight Loss Perseverance? Oct 06 2014
13:13 (UTC)
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Original Post by mposada:

I don't think that 1100 calories is too little for me, since it's been 1 week and I didn't lose a single pound... :(

You've been on this site for far too long for this b.s.

You know exactly what kind of response this post will get.

Vegetarian I don't understand pescetarianism. Oct 04 2014
00:02 (UTC)
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Original Post by b377ad0nna:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Original Post by b377ad0nna:

I became a pescetarian just 7 months ago because I want to do something compassionate & be environmentally responsible but hey I'm still human, only human. I still eat seafood, I need sustenance  I have nothing against vegetarians and vegans, heck i admire them and I'm dreaming of becoming one. But as for now, I can only afford pescetarian diet. And for the record, I don't call myself a vegetarian cause yeah I know I am not and far from being one  I also have nothing against people who eat animal flesh, almost 99.9% of my friends and relatives are eating that, and also the "me" 7 months ago. I decided to stop eating animal flesh because I just want to, my prerogative 

Fish and shellfish are animals.

Yeah i know, that's why I'm a pescetarian not a vegetarian 

Right, so you didn't stop eating animal flesh. You stopped eating mammal and bird flesh.

The Lounge anti-abortion position says execute women who abort Oct 03 2014
19:42 (UTC)
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Yes, and they can get medication too, for early abortions - off-label meds that cause miscarriage, essentially. But if there are complications and they go to the hospital, they can be arrested.

My understanding is that the rich in those countries where it is illegal are able to get proper abortions (that is, overseen by a doctor), either by a private doctor or they can fly to a country where it is legal.

The Lounge Ebola is in the US Oct 03 2014
19:20 (UTC)
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Original Post by gotborked:

Original Post by februarystars:

there's an unconfirmed case in DC now. 

why there are reports of it is beyond me. 

mainstream media should be ashamed of themselves.. all this does is cause unnecessary panic. 

How do you know the panic is unnecessary if the case is unconfirmed? ;D

Panic isn't necessary even if it is confirmed.

Weight Loss not allowed to exercise?? Oct 03 2014
19:19 (UTC)
2

A person at your age and stats shouldn't be eating less than 1500.  Even completely sedentary, eating 1500 will allow you to lose weight.

Eating 900, on the other hand, is a starvation diet. You shouldn't be doing that, no matter what the circumstances.

And if you have a concussion, than your priority needs to be getting better, not weight loss.  I'd suggest eating 1800, which is your maintenance if sedentary, until you are recovered from your concussion. Then you can start exercising (when the doctor says it's ok) and, if necessary, cutting back on your calories, but still eating at least 1500 every day.

Weight Loss not allowed to exercise?? Oct 03 2014
19:06 (UTC)
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How much are you eating?

The Lounge anti-abortion position says execute women who abort Oct 03 2014
19:05 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

I don't know if this guy is proposing that any miscarriages would put a woman at the center of a homicide investigation... because that would also follow logically.

NPR has been doing segments on abortion lately. One piece on a teenage woman in El Salvador, who was sentenced to 30 years in prison after she had a stillbirth at 7 months pregnant. She was in prison for 4 years before a lawyer stumbled on her case and had her sentence overturned.

Weight Loss not allowed to exercise?? Oct 03 2014
19:02 (UTC)
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I hesitate to answer without knowing more about you. Age, weight, height, gender?

Health & Support How am I doing? Oct 03 2014
18:33 (UTC)
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Original Post by riotgurl894:

Or should I be going cold turkey with exercise and eating weight gain amounts?

This is exactly what you should be doing.

It sounds like this thread has gotten you to see the problem you have with exercise. It sounds like a light bulb has gone off for you.  I hope that you are able to follow through.

Health & Support How am I doing? Oct 03 2014
13:03 (UTC)
10
Original Post by riotgurl894:

 I did 30 Day Shred and Insanity this morning.

Why would you do two hard workouts in one morning when you are trying to recover?

The Lounge Rasslin' in the Lounge Oct 02 2014
23:46 (UTC)
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Not the first craigslist ad you've written, I see.

Vegetarian I don't understand pescetarianism. Oct 02 2014
21:58 (UTC)
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Original Post by b377ad0nna:

I became a pescetarian just 7 months ago because I want to do something compassionate & be environmentally responsible but hey I'm still human, only human. I still eat seafood, I need sustenance  I have nothing against vegetarians and vegans, heck i admire them and I'm dreaming of becoming one. But as for now, I can only afford pescetarian diet. And for the record, I don't call myself a vegetarian cause yeah I know I am not and far from being one  I also have nothing against people who eat animal flesh, almost 99.9% of my friends and relatives are eating that, and also the "me" 7 months ago. I decided to stop eating animal flesh because I just want to, my prerogative 

Fish and shellfish are animals.

The Lounge The October Winds Chat around the Castle of Dromore Oct 02 2014
19:55 (UTC)
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Original Post by cajunrider:

Mine should be roughly 32,000 give or take @ 17.45/day

I will I could vaporize all of them saved for the latest month.

Impressive. 32,165 posts (17.54 per day)

You could, but it would take you approximately (depending on internet speed and finger speed) 321,650 seconds.

The Lounge The October Winds Chat around the Castle of Dromore Oct 02 2014
19:53 (UTC)
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Original Post by runesplendor:

Edit: Also, does A-girl have secret mod status or something?

I disabled calorie camp way back at the beginning, and somehow that prevented my profile view from changing to the post-count-less waste land you all find yourselves in.

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