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  •  (((((((((((RJDixon))))))))))))))))) (1+ / 0-)
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    RJDixon74135

    Sending you love and healing energy.
    Take care of yourself.

    Maya Angelou: "Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest."

    by JoanMar on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 01:18:34 PM PST

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    •  Thanks to you, too, JoanMar (1+ / 0-)
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      for the hug, for the love and healing energy, and for all the great diaries you write and I always enjoy reading.

      I had a Lexiscan recently, some kind of chemical stress test they give when they think you couldn't make it through the regular treadmill version. For most people, the stress drug clears pretty quickly, but sometimes they have to give something extra at the end to help the process  along. Because I smoke 2 packs a day, I got the extra drug at the end. By the time I got home, I felt great, better than I've felt in a long time, even better than I feel in the middle of a Medrol dose pack. (Steroids I take every few weeks for autoimmune inflammatory arthritis. Yeah, new research shows it's linked to nicotine consumption.) I called the lab the next morning to see what they'd given me. It was aminophylline, a bronchodilator. I'll be seeing a pulmonologist soon, and I expect to get some kind of inhaler. If the television commercials are to be believed (lol), they help a lot. And, my heart is fine, no signs of congestive heart failure, something a lot of smokers eventually battle. So, all in all, I'm feeling somewhat  optimistic.

      “Social Security has nothing to do with balancing a budget or erasing or lowering the deficit.” -- Ronald Reagan, 1984 debate with Walter Mondale

      by RJDixon74135 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 05:06:42 PM PST

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      •  You should consider writing a diary, RJ. (1+ / 0-)
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        You are knowledgeable about this subject and with your real life challenges it should make a compelling read.
        I am sure there are people on here who'd benefit from such a diary.
        Hugs.

        Maya Angelou: "Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest."

        by JoanMar on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 06:14:32 PM PST

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