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The Worst Thing Today

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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Wed March 17th, 2010, 9:30 am

"Chatterbox" wrote:Just learned that one of my high school history teachers died after heart surgery. She must have been in her 80s by now, but was a fascinating person. She and her husband met during the runup to D-Day in 1944 -- he is now the last surviving member of the D-Day planning team; the meteorologist who helped make the final call whether or not to press ahead on June 6 or wait for a month. It just reminded me that while we talk about long-distant history on this forum, with every year that passes, more of our own past moves into the realm of history, beyond recall by anyone who experienced it first-hand.


I am sorry to read about your teacher and you are so right about our recent past becoming history. It is also a little daunting if interesting to see the slants that get put on it as we move away. I sometimes see documentaries about Britain in the 1970's when I was a young teen, and I often think 'Hold on, that wasn't my experience.' So then you look back at older history and wonder how many individual stories do not fit within the eye of a lens looking back. People don't talk about the WWII era so much either because time has dimmed memory and those who lived it are dying off. When I was a very small child, I can remember the adults often talked round the table of their experiences both from a civvy and military service viewpoint. To them, although a couple of decades had passed, it still wasn't that long ago, and at the time they were reminiscing, the grandparents in the family were still there and the keeper of memories from the Great War of 1914.
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nona
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Postby nona » Fri March 19th, 2010, 1:43 pm

had a doctors appt yesterday. They drew blood because they think my thyroid is out of whack or that I might have early onset of diabetes or something. I'm 25 going on 26 this cannot be happening. Find out the results today sometime, ugh I hate the waiting period.

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Madeleine
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Postby Madeleine » Fri March 19th, 2010, 1:55 pm

Hope your test results are OK Nona. Have you got a history of thyroid problems in your family? It's fairly common. Fingers crossed you come out OK.
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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Fri March 19th, 2010, 2:04 pm

Good luck with the test results Nona. As Madeleine says, it's fairly common. Fixable too with medication. My mum's been on meds for a faulty thyroid for around 30 years now and she's still fighting fit otherwise.
Les proz e les vassals

Souvent entre piez de chevals

Kar ja li coard n’I chasront



'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'


Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal



www.elizabethchadwick.com

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Vanessa
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Postby Vanessa » Fri March 19th, 2010, 2:18 pm

Hopefully your test results will be clear, Nona.
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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Fri March 19th, 2010, 2:27 pm

Nona, thyroid problems are quite commonly diagnosed in one's 20s. My Mom's been on thyroid meds half her life now.

Diabetes just plain sucks. My husband has had it more than 20 years and his is brittle.

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nona
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Postby nona » Fri March 19th, 2010, 3:00 pm

Thank you all, I'm crossing my fingers it's nothing. I can deal with the whole faulty thyroid but diabetes runs in my family and I dread the thought of it, two of my four sisters has to give themselves insulin shots everyday and the thought of doing that disturbes me, and chocolate what will I do with out my peanut M&Ms!?

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Postby SonjaMarie » Fri March 19th, 2010, 5:29 pm

Sending good thoughts your way Nona, hugs!

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Postby LoveHistory » Sat March 20th, 2010, 4:59 pm

Nona, you do NOT have to give up chocolate. You just have to figure out how your body reacts to it and the right amount of insulin to counteract that. Carb counting has made a huge difference for many diabetics.

Also the medical community is constantly working on potential cures and better treatments. Some people just take pills instead of shots, and I think I read something about a nasal spray.

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nona
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Postby nona » Sat March 20th, 2010, 5:04 pm

I'm not going to sweat it anymore, the dr called and said he wanted me to come in Monday so I'll figure it all out then. Thank you everyone.


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