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  •  Aloha from York County, Maine, with Ginger Tea (40+ / 0-)

    Cheers for having a non-expired, working inhaler. Really, this is awesomesauce at the moment.

    Jeers to the annoying fly who made it's way into the apartment and is driving me bonkers.

    Cheers to Sarah having worked at her job for a year, and getting a raise! Not a bad one, either. We're happy with it, at least. :)

    Jeers to bronchitis. I haz it. It sucks. It is why there is no alcohol for me tonight (I'm not mixing it with my inhaler, no way, no how.)

    Cheers to the grandma upstairs, who when hearing that I suspected that her grandsons may still be smoking downstairs, said, and I quote, "I will kick their asses between shoulder blades". You could have knocked me over with a feather, lol.

    Jeers to no sleep the past few nights. However, the inhaler will help with that. :)

    Cheers to tea. It is delicious.

    Cheers to a warm day that let me open my windows and air out the house! I loves fresh air, and I will even admit to liking the smell of fall.

    Jeers to that idiot Romney who would fire Big Bird. Ass.

    And of course I made myself look stoopid by posting on FB asking if C&J had been canceled, as it was being posted. I am an idiot, and I own it. /bows

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    by LoreleiHI on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 04:48:20 PM PDT

    •  Took MrsT to the doctor this AM (13+ / 0-)

      Brochitis.  Amoxycillin is working wonders this evening

      •  I'm allergic to the most effective antibiotics (7+ / 0-)

        But for me it's more a case of past scarring from neglected cases of childhood bronchitis (part of the reason my parents homeschooled me was because they got tired of telling the teachers I was exaggerating, and the teachers saying to bring me to the doctor or else CPS), and I'm extremely sensitive to irritants (intense chemical sensitivities).

        Most of my cases of bronchitis have not been viral. I do tend to get a cold first, because that makes it harder to keep my lungs clear. My treatments are nebulizers and inhaled steroids, if several days of constant inhaler use doesn't work.

        Pneumonia sucks, and I never, ever want to have it again. But I'm an 'at risk population', so I'm careful. :)

        Please take good care of MrsTonga! Lots of liquids, hot and cold, are one of the best things you can do. Personally, I have both water and tea available at all time. Also, follow the scripts, even if they can be a bit unpleasant at times. My combo of albuterol and Mucinex-D makes me a shaky, hyper, tired mess, but I know that it does work for me (not saying you should do this! IANAD).

        /hugs and snuggles

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        by LoreleiHI on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 05:59:23 PM PDT

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        •  My sister has multiple chemical sensitivity (4+ / 0-)
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          there is as nice medical term for it you are able to use so that people will say "Its Latin so they must really be sick and not making this up".  Sucks majorly and people don't understand it..

          •  Oh, I know; I know.... (4+ / 0-)
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            Yup.  I'm another one.  So was my aunt.  So was my mom, but in her case that problem was compounded by her asthma and emphysema.

            Every curse word I can think of, even in foreign languages, I use about the bimbos who have chemical 'perfume' clouds wafting behind them that smells worse than skunk spray!!!  That's not even including the perfumed products like soaps, shampoos, deodorants, and on and on and on and on....

            Most of the time I can tolerate "dye free, perfume free" labels.  To my horror, and a lot of wasted money later for tossing things in the garbage after I got the hermetically sealed products out of the packaging, "Unscented" is a chemical scent!  Aaaaaaargh!

            I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

            by NonnyO on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 07:20:25 PM PDT

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            •  This is why you look for NON-Scented (2+ / 0-)
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              They do often have a scent to them, but it's just what the ingredients smell like.

              I'm personally able to use Tom's of Maine. But I can use essential oils, as long as I'm not allergic to whatever the oil is made out of. (Lilac essential oil is right out, and makes me hive up like nobodies business--such a shame, because I absolutely love how they smell. I hate Easter, because I'm besieged by lilies everywhere, and my life is made hell.)

              Dyes are a tossup. Some are okay, some send me scratching my skin off. Ain't life grand?

              Perfume (that people wear) is really bad, but getting caught in an elevator with someone who wears way too much? Or when I worked, sitting next to someone who continually put on scented lotion (Bath & Bodyworks or VS were the worse)? I ended up having to talk to my supervisor. Thankfully she asked why I had hives before I had a chance to say anything. Of course, the people who used those things were mightily offended, and asked why I didn't just use Benedryl (!) but then the staff nurse came and told them that it COULD move to my throat and airways.

              Other employees thanked me later, so that was good. :)

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              by LoreleiHI on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 09:43:22 PM PDT

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              •  :-) Yes..., I'm a fanatic label reader now (1+ / 0-)
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                AND, if it's something with a cap on it, I unscrew the cap and smell it right there in the aisle.  If it's offensive, I put the cap back on and put it back on the shelves. (Oddly enough all the "green" dish soaps reek of chemical perfumes!  Ugh!  Instant headache!)  I've been using Arm & Hammer Perfume & Dye-Free liquid laundry detergent for dishes because after they quit making original formula Dove, I can't find anything with which to wash dishes.  The skin on my hands dries out and flakes off like dandruff and I have to put on heavy lotion and wear cotton gloves until my skin returns to normal.  My hands can shred nylons!  Even with the stuff I use now, I use rubber gloves most of the time.  I can get by with washing a dish or two or a pan without gloves, but if I do a lot of dishes, then it's back to rubber gloves.

                For laundry I use Perfume & Dye-Free Oxy-Clean with a cup of clear vinegar, then more vinegar in the rinse to take out any soap residue.

                I make my humble abode as scent-free as possible.

                I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

                by NonnyO on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 11:33:49 PM PDT

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