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  •  Is it actual pain? (10+ / 0-)

    I went through a spell of having gall bladder attacks--didn't have insurance, and by the time I decided that was what it was, based on the testimony of a friend who'd had her gall bladder removed, it stopped. And that was definitely pain, as well as feeling bloated and restless and totally uncomfortable.

    Theologian cat is lazy; besides, it's damned cold here (like, no higher that 15 the past few days) and so all cats are conserving their energy by sleeping on radiators. So little progress is being made.

    •  Hard to describe (9+ / 0-)

      Sort of like heartburn/reflux, but without the actual reflux most of the time. Sometimes radiates a bit to my back, same location. Never sharp or anything, and I'm not nauseated. It's woken me up twice. Bloated & restless - yeah, sometimes.

      The best way I can describe it is what I was originally attributing it to - drinking too much unfiltered coffee . Sour stomach, vague reflux, vague pain.

      I dunno. Taking it a day and a food item at a time...

      That weather is crazy cold. It hit the low-mid 70s here - wish I could email some of that over, at least 20-30 degrees of it, so Theologian Cat would awaken a bit and get to work. (I could use the Rahner updates. How is he with Derrida?)

      "I like to go into Marshall Field's in Chicago just to see all the things there are in the world that I do not want." M. Madeleva, C.S.C.

      by paxpdx on Sun Jan 23, 2011 at 06:36:49 PM PST

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      •  No Derrida in the house (7+ / 0-)

        so I doubt it's in the cat's sphere of knowledge. I'll try to push him to do some Rahner, as well as my dissertation. What class(es?) are you taking this semester?

        Good luck with the tummy issues--got to be hard to concentrate on work and reading when you're focused on that.

        •  A shame. How's his Heidegger? (5+ / 0-)
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          I'm taking a class on globalization & inculturation, and one on the history of immigration in the Roman Catholic Church in the US. I know the Latin American picture there quite well, but little to nothing about other cultures' stories.

          And then there's work, which has ramped up a ton, and in really fascinating and cool ways - so we'll see how it all fits together. (Especially if coffee becomes a problem.)

          "I like to go into Marshall Field's in Chicago just to see all the things there are in the world that I do not want." M. Madeleva, C.S.C.

          by paxpdx on Sun Jan 23, 2011 at 06:46:31 PM PST

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          •  My bishop's dissertation (5+ / 0-)
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            (phd in history) was titled Welcoming the Stranger: The American Catholic Church and Refugee Newcomers, 1936-1980. Sounds like it would fit right into that class. He's turning it into a book, but apparently is busy with work or something.

            Not much Heidegger around either; the cat tends to be more involved with Anglo American analytic philosophy. Sorry.

      •  Add a sprinkle of salt to ground coffee b/f (3+ / 0-)
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        brewing. The theory is it cuts the acid.

        Also avoid peppermint, and sit up straight ... if it's reflux that might help. A doc told me that when I had GERD. I haven't had it in awhile.

        I would think that avocado & donut would aggravate it if it was gb, b/c of the fat.

        GSA Making your School a Hate-Free Zone

        by x on Sun Jan 23, 2011 at 11:03:20 PM PST

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