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  •  Bless your heart! Some of my wariness about docs (2+ / 0-)
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    belinda ridgewood, Ice Blue

    and meds is based on some negative personal experiences. After a course of a drug I was placed in many years ago for bronchitis, I was cleaning my fish tanks and an infection started in one of my fingers.

    It spread up my arm, and the bumps had to have the CDC consulted for a diagnosis. It turned out to be mycobacterium marinum, a tropical disease that can spread through aquariums and is related to TB and leprosy. The drug for bronchitis had  crashed my immune system and made me vulnerable to bacterium in the fish tanks I had successfully maintained for over twenty years with no problems.

    Had I known the nutritional options I now know, I would have cleared the bronchitis and not needed the drug. But that was then, and I didn't know any better.

    Kindness is the language the blind can see and the deaf can hear. Mark Twain

    by 4Freedom on Fri May 03, 2013 at 08:33:54 AM PDT

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    •  I hear you there. (1+ / 0-)
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      4Freedom

      A good rule of thumb--if your doctor answers one of your questions with an "I don't know" he or she is probably a keeper.

      Any jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a good carpenter to build one.--Sam Rayburn

      by Ice Blue on Fri May 03, 2013 at 01:16:10 PM PDT

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      •  My present doc grilled me on which (1+ / 0-)
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        supplements I take and why I take the particular ones that I do. She was genuinely interested in how I maintained my good health.

        She is a keeper!

        Kindness is the language the blind can see and the deaf can hear. Mark Twain

        by 4Freedom on Fri May 03, 2013 at 02:25:58 PM PDT

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