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Old 12th Dec 2017, 4:01 PM #1526
PANDAQUEEN
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Well, I took a bath this morning. The end result made me smell like a koala (eucalyptus 2 in 1) who was washed away by a tsunami (ocean bath bomb) after the soap factory was destroyed (bar soap).

I coordinated with Mom and we now have our lists for Thursday to purchase drinks and other goods for Saturday's party.

The 25 people in the house will be something I can tackle.

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Old 12th Dec 2017, 4:27 PM #1527
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Ah..It's your choice of course. But, I miss having fish. They frown on them in upstairs apartments and I don't really have enough room for one. But I like fish and Tweedle and Mooshu, of course, are in favor of my having them.

But, they are expensive to keep. I usually confined myself to goldfish.

Trying to track down what this weird allergy is. I changed from chapstick to Bert's Bees. That helped for awhile, but then the sores came back again. This last week they morphed into my lips being quite swollen and berry red. People kept commenting upon how pretty they were.

They are doing a bit better now. I'm feeling skin begin to grow on them again. I think it's an allergy to Flonaise. I haven't used it since Sunday and there has been marked improvement since then. I'm also not as itchy.

I just love being an "allergy person". Don't you, Gargoyle cat? I swear there's a yurt in the desert with my name on it. One day I'll disappear and you guys will know I've finally developed an allergy to electricity and the neural net that surrounds us.

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Old 12th Dec 2017, 5:16 PM #1528
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Ah..It's your choice of course. But, I miss having fish. They frown on them in upstairs apartments and I don't really have enough room for one. But I like fish and Tweedle and Mooshu, of course, are in favor of my having them.

But, they are expensive to keep. I usually confined myself to goldfish.

Trying to track down what this weird allergy is. I changed from chapstick to Bert's Bees. That helped for awhile, but then the sores came back again. This last week they morphed into my lips being quite swollen and berry red. People kept commenting upon how pretty they were.

They are doing a bit better now. I'm feeling skin begin to grow on them again. I think it's an allergy to Flonaise. I haven't used it since Sunday and there has been marked improvement since then. I'm also not as itchy.

I just love being an "allergy person". Don't you, Gargoyle cat? I swear there's a yurt in the desert with my name on it. One day I'll disappear and you guys will know I've finally developed an allergy to electricity and the neural net that surrounds us.


Hubby doesn't participate in the maintaining / cleaning side of keeping the tanks, so I don't think he understands how much work it really is. I'm sure he'd help if I asked him to, but I don't have the patience to explain all the water testing, how much stuff to add to jugs of water, blah,blah,blah. None of that includes what the plants need as they don't grow from nothing.

I've found changing too many things at once when trying to figure out what I'm allergic to only leads to more aggravation. If you think it is one thing, try changing that one thing for a few weeks and see what happens. Obviously if you get a reaction from the new thing you're trying, stop using it. Being patient and consistent usually pays off, but don't expect immediate results. The only time I've ever gotten immediate results when it comes to allergies is when I stopped using heavily scented cleaners, laundry detergent, ect... Not only did the constant skin irritation go away, but so did the never-ending sniffles and hives. I can't begin to explain how lame it is to wash dishes and have your hands double in size from swelling and large, red, itchy welts.

For the longest time I was using body wash instead of bar soap and couldn't understand why no matter what I did, my skin was always completely dried out / breaking out. Long story short, it was all the perfume in the body wash. I stopped using it recently and went back to using bar soap instead. I'm not really picky about the brand, but it should be cold-pressed, preferably olive oil based and I should not be able to smell it a mile away. The side benefits to using bars instead of body wash is it is cheaper, lasts longer and makes for less trash. Along those same lines, I have the same problem with skin lotion. If I try to use something with tons of perfume, fehgetaboutit. If there is a reaction to be had, I'll have one. I stick to lame products like Skinfix which isn't cheap, but it works and doesn't cause problems. Having humidifiers around the house also helps during the cold months.

People have told me that moving would help my allergies improve. I always laugh to myself when people tell me this as I'm allergic to many things outside. My broken immune system doesn't give a flying fig about whether the tree pollen outdoors is from somewhere in the Northeast or down south. Pollen is a protein which my body hates. That doesn't change simply because I'm physically living in a different location. In some cases, moving would make it worse as I'd never get a break. What makes a difference is making sure things are kept clean, don't bring stinky cleaners and such in the house and knowing when to ditch something when it is becoming more of a problem than what it is worth. i.e- the body wash. When it gets to the point where using such things as hand soap offends or acts like a trigger for allergies, it is time for it to go.

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Old 12th Dec 2017, 8:32 PM #1529
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I have allergies to pollen, tree nuts and certain medicines.

The hard part of pollen allergies is either your head plumbing is clogged up or a free flowing faucet. I usually take a combo of Mucinex and Benadryl, one tablet each and I feel better for the remainder of the day.

I became pretty aggro about people's obsession with hazelnuts, particularly Nutella, that I once was on the verge of razing hazelnut orchards and dumping salt where the trees were. What bothers me was I wasn't allergic to hazelnut products in the past.

I can't take Sudafed (I get rashy) and the last time the doctors put me on Vistaril, I thought I was going to die of a heart attack at 27.

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Old 12th Dec 2017, 9:31 PM #1530
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Aw, my boyfriend is currently going through allergy problems right now too. He's had a blocked nose for weeks, and recently keeps developing a rash on his arms, legs, stomach at random. At first the doctors thought he was allergic to my shampoo seeing as we've just moved in together, but the rash seems to flare up whenever he sweats a lot (at work, after walking for long, when he wakes up in the morning etc) so he thinks he's allergic to his sweat. But who knows. He's due another trip to the Doctors.

I'm allergic to latex, which also seems to have made me allergic to certain fruit. It started with Kiwi, and quickly became grapefruit and pineapple too. Apparently I could become allergic to strawberries - which is really disappointing because it's up there as one of my favourite fruits (along with kiwi and pineapples). This all happened when I was 21. Not a clue why I suddenly became allergic to latex, but I did. I'm very thankful that my work (and the brain lab at uni) uses nitrile gloves.

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Old 12th Dec 2017, 9:46 PM #1531
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When I had my surgery last week, they discovered I'd developed an allergy to the plastic tape they use for the little port things (mind has left me and I can't remember the proper term) they stick in your arm. They ended up removing it and covering the spot with a little band like they use for sprains.

Allergies can start at any time. I remember waking up one day when I was about 24 and discovering I was allergic to all my makeup. Every bit. If it's the Flonaise I'm allergic to now, I've been using that with no problem for three years. And I've used chapstick all my life. Its' just some weird autoimmune thing the body does. It does seem to be escalating now that I'm older, though. Of course my body's kind of been through the ringer this last year, too. I'm sure that has something to do with the rapid increase in problems.

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Old 13th Dec 2017, 9:19 AM #1532
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When I had my surgery last week, they discovered I'd developed an allergy to the plastic tape they use for the little port things (mind has left me and I can't remember the proper term) they stick in your arm. They ended up removing it and covering the spot with a little band like they use for sprains.

Allergies can start at any time. I remember waking up one day when I was about 24 and discovering I was allergic to all my makeup. Every bit. If it's the Flonaise I'm allergic to now, I've been using that with no problem for three years. And I've used chapstick all my life. Its' just some weird autoimmune thing the body does. It does seem to be escalating now that I'm older, though. Of course my body's kind of been through the ringer this last year, too. I'm sure that has something to do with the rapid increase in problems.


I hope everything gets better for you, smorbie.
Old 13th Dec 2017, 1:17 PM #1533
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Oh, I'm fine, sweetie. The cancer is in remission with a 90 percent chance of NEVER coming back. Everything else is just noise, just annoyances I can overcome.
Meanwhile, I hope your medication is still working well for you.

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Old 14th Dec 2017, 12:50 AM #1534
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I had been having a rough week.

This Saturday is the family Christmas party and lately, I wake up at 1:30AM and by the time it's black outside at 5:30PM I am run over by fatigue.

That and I was given a change in medicine the last time I saw the pill psych doctor. It's been hell dealing with feeling like someone is literally trying to take my head off my neck. Now I have empathy for dolls in that we doll makers do rather abnormal things to make beautiful dolls.

Tomorrow, I have beverage duties for Saturday's Christmas Party. I have to purchase in 2 Liter bottles: 10 sodas, a few Seltzers and some bottles of bottled water (The tap water is close to being non-potable). We have 22 people coming and we have a BYOW (Bring Your Own Wine) policy because my parents and I don't drink.

I also have a therapy session with Colleen, my therapist. My father, being the unlabeled incorrigible he is, told me to orchestrate a full blown meltdown if they plan to put me in group therapy. I don't feel comfortable talking to strangers in a face to face setting with more than one person listening. My memory bank has a number of negative memories and embarrassing confessions and the likelihood of "What happened here, stays here" as a rule of confidentiality will mostly like be a broken rule.

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Old 14th Dec 2017, 4:57 PM #1535
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Pissed off, just watched The Last Jedi, major disappointment!
They talk too much, pretty much the entire movie, barely any fighting happened. Well, they did ripped off the core plot of the Empire Strikes Back & some climax points from the Return of the Jedi but just remove all the cool parts. Heck, they even shoved in Casino Royale into the mix, I have no idea why the heck they did that, but it's there now. I went to watch mostly I just wanna know what happens next, I didn't even looking forward into watching the movie at all. But hey, there are jokes in the movie, some of them makes the movie worse. But I like the 1 between Luke & Rey, they are kinda cute.

Yes, spoilers below. I'd recommend reading it if you want to save your money for some better movies to come around. Or you can save your money to buy the upcoming plushies, they introduced 2 cute animals in the movie, so pretty sure they'll flood the market with them soon enough.



I heard some rumours about political messages, skip this if you want.


I'd suggest you skip this movie. Or you can watch it anyway, who am I to tell you what to do!
Old 14th Dec 2017, 9:26 PM #1536
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Well, today was the day. I got all the drinks we're providing, we went to Bed Bath and Beyond and peruse through the pointless crap gadgets people actually buy and use, but found Flemington's BB&B also had a Health and Beauty section, aired my grievances about my family and the stress of being the firstborn grandchild to Colleen. I gave data for analysis of my neuroses to my therapist as her Christmas gift. Then, I had lunch and came back.

Only redeeming point from the mania of Therapy Thursdays is I was able to pocket $1.10 in change when my father gave me a few dollars to buy a drink to take with my allergy\mucus meds. That and hearing an old man laugh at my true joke of "The glass is the only thing between you and ten million gallons of freezing wet death" as I told him of the luxury afforded to me that the Seattle area was a coastal city area.

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Old 14th Dec 2017, 10:06 PM #1537
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It has been a long day, but I'm done with Christmas shopping which means I no longer have to think about it. I also bought new socks, because new socks are fabulous. We'll still have to deal with the BS at the stores, but that's okay. If we get regular shopping done when the stores open, there is considerably less nonsense to deal with.

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Old 15th Dec 2017, 9:47 PM #1538
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Grateful.

I went to pick up some gifts from United Way and I got a grocery store gift card and various toiletries, including Palmolive bar soap (I told you not to use Lifebuoy!) And 2 new toothbrushes.

I also received gummi bears and Fijian spring water as consolation for the gifts assembled by the volunteers. It was crowded at the office, but I endured the chaos.

I used about $15 of the $25 given in the card and picked up some things, including a five subject note book I'm using for my MonCollé game project. So far, we're making fun of Pokemon, Digimon, Spectrobes, Viva Pinata, and Yo-kai Watch. It is going to be great and full of funny references back to the original versions of both Japanese and British, even American references will show up.

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