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Daring Photojournalist Documents Her Experience Living With Chronic Illness

Daring Photojournalist Documents Her Experience Living With Chronic Illness

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 06:37:46 in Arts

“I am sorry for you loss. My father passed two years ago, so I have some feeling for what that can mean, although, in my father's case, there was nothing to do.”
Daring Photojournalist Documents Her Experience Living With Chronic Illness

Daring Photojournalist Documents Her Experience Living With Chronic Illness

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 17:13:43 in Arts

“Well, I am sort of counting on it as my kidneys are on their way out due to a genetic defect (ADPKD). The medicare expansion will go into effect in January, where I live. If I cannot get that coverage, I should have a bit of time.”

Marc Shakter on Dec 9, 2013 at 17:29:40

“My father from diagnosis to death from renal failure was less then 3 months, with treatment on medicaid. I often wonder if he went to the doctor when he first had the metal taste in his mouth, instead of waiting 2 or 3 days, if he could have survived. I also wonder why someone with a heart attack, congestive heart failure, and diabetes wasn't being more closely monitored for other health problems that could come from the medications and treatments he was already having.”
Daring Photojournalist Documents Her Experience Living With Chronic Illness

Daring Photojournalist Documents Her Experience Living With Chronic Illness

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 17:06:00 in Arts

“If you have PKD, a genetic disorder, it can manifest at that age and earlier, especially if you have the recessive type. The dominant kind (of which I hear there are two subtypes) takes longer to manifest. I did not see exactly why her kidneys failed. Lots of things can do it, such as exposure to some chemicals and as a consequence of untreated diabetes.”

Syllogizer on Dec 9, 2013 at 18:47:56

“The article really does not say how she came down with it.So we just don't know if she was exposed to toxins or has PKD or what. But untreated diabetes is the least likely of the options you listed, since diabetes usually presents with symptoms that would have sent her scurrying to a doctor long before kidney failure -- especially since the "socialized medicine" would not scare her away from getting treated due to the cost as it might over here in the States. Besides: she is too young to suddenly come down with Type II diabetes, and old to only just recently come down with Type I. Unless (again) it was triggered by rare genetic defect or toxins.”
Daring Photojournalist Documents Her Experience Living With Chronic Illness

Daring Photojournalist Documents Her Experience Living With Chronic Illness

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 17:02:55 in Arts

“In some states, Medicaid has been expanded to cover people with low income. So, that might work out if they live in the right state.”

Marc Shakter on Dec 9, 2013 at 17:06:14

“That doesn't go into effect until the Affordable Care Act goes into effect. And it doesn't guarantee anything. They just shuffle the forms from the website to the state. That doesn't mean the state will actually do anything, and for some people that is too late.”
Daring Photojournalist Documents Her Experience Living With Chronic Illness

Daring Photojournalist Documents Her Experience Living With Chronic Illness

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 16:59:57 in Arts

“So far, the only things I have heard that one can do is drink water and avoid caffeine, but they cannot tell me how much time that will buy me, so I think they are just giving me "paper cranes" to fold.

Have you heard anything more than that?”
Daring Photojournalist Documents Her Experience Living With Chronic Illness

Daring Photojournalist Documents Her Experience Living With Chronic Illness

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 16:54:00 in Arts

“That PD sounds better than the machine dialysis. I am glad it is working for him.

I have ADPKD (genetic not chemical), but I also have cysts in my liver and spleen, so they told me that I would not be a candidate for PD when the time comes, I guess because my liver will be too swollen to allow enough volume for the dialysys fluid... not that I can get a straight answer on when that might be.

I wish they would just speak honestly to me, but they are such optimists. They always talk about "you might not need it." However, I have one kidney the size of a football, and the other is still growing, although my blood chemistry is still good. So I sort want to slap the next smiling doctor and tell him (all "hims" so far) that Elvis also might return from live on Mars among the extra-solar aliens.

Of course, no slapping. No excuse for that past the age of 8. Still, I need realistic information if I am to make the best use of my remaining healthy time. It is very frustrating.”

dollymajig on Dec 9, 2013 at 23:47:28

“Good luck!”
The Scene Inside The Macy's Flagship On Thanksgiving Was Completely Insane

The Scene Inside The Macy's Flagship On Thanksgiving Was Completely Insane

Commented Nov 30, 2013 at 15:29:10 in Business

“Indeed. Beautiful animals none the less. My neighbor has Frisian ewes. Sweetest creatures I ever met.”
What The Hell Am I Eating, Yams Or Sweet Potatoes? Here's How To Tell

What The Hell Am I Eating, Yams Or Sweet Potatoes? Here's How To Tell

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 11:09:29 in Taste

“Baked in the skin, like a plain potato, makes them sweeter... caramelizing the sugars a bit... add a bit of butter and salt. Also, sweet potato pancakes, like latkes but made from raw shredded sweet potatoes is also quite fine. Use chickpea flour if you are gluten intolerant. Hot chiles in the mix is also very fine for those of us who like that sort of thing.”
C.S. Lewis Still Inspires 50 Years After His Death

C.S. Lewis Still Inspires 50 Years After His Death

Commented Nov 23, 2013 at 10:56:16 in Religion

“I have read his fiction. They are also plagued by homophobia, misogyny, and British imperialism, which he conflated with Christianity, a blasphemy I find quite stomach turning.”
Want To Fix Winter Skin Issues? Just Take This Pill, Study Says

Want To Fix Winter Skin Issues? Just Take This Pill, Study Says

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 07:30:49 in Style

“Increased humidity is a good thing, although there might be safety issues around this particular method.

As an aside, I have found that eating 1/3 of a cup of ground flax seed has fixed this problem for me. I put it in baked goods. Otherwise, it tastes quite terrible. Fish oil might help too, but it is expensive, tastes even worse than flax, and I am worried about mercury.”
Want To Fix Winter Skin Issues? Just Take This Pill, Study Says

Want To Fix Winter Skin Issues? Just Take This Pill, Study Says

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 07:25:40 in Style

“So it would seem. I wonder how and how much HP was paid for this add disguised as an article.”
Want To Fix Winter Skin Issues? Just Take This Pill, Study Says

Want To Fix Winter Skin Issues? Just Take This Pill, Study Says

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 07:24:04 in Style

“Sadly, there is no bottom.”
Want To Fix Winter Skin Issues? Just Take This Pill, Study Says

Want To Fix Winter Skin Issues? Just Take This Pill, Study Says

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 07:22:57 in Style

“I think you are right. Also, if the "observed" effect is not just a fabrication, it argues for better nutrition and not an expensive supplement.”
Sarah Palin Apologizes For Remarks On Pope Francis

Sarah Palin Apologizes For Remarks On Pope Francis

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 22:18:33 in Politics

“Ah, a rather terrible thought. She is pathetic and pitiable. True, she is also cruel, greedy, and spoiled, but these are the faults of a child. What one does about a person who has come to adulthood but is still a very ill-behaved almost deranged child, I do not know. Still, the thought of violence done to her is terrible.”

illini74 on Nov 16, 2013 at 10:26:22

“agreed”
Sarah Palin Apologizes For Remarks On Pope Francis

Sarah Palin Apologizes For Remarks On Pope Francis

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 22:12:43 in Politics

“I would imagine that she has advisers who tell her when she has upset one of her key demographics.”
Smart Wheel By FlyKly Could Change Everything About Commuting

Smart Wheel By FlyKly Could Change Everything About Commuting

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 10:01:48 in Green

“It sounds like a very socially responsible place. I live about 10 miles away from a paved road, so I think it unlikely that I will see this improved infrastructure here in my lifetime. I am not sure why the big cities here (the US) do not do this. We are not a practical people, and we all know the history here of destroying infrastructure that competed with car culture.”
Smart Wheel By FlyKly Could Change Everything About Commuting

Smart Wheel By FlyKly Could Change Everything About Commuting

Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 11:52:59 in Green

“Yes, they are deadly... to pedestrians too. I remember one such person almost ran me over when I was crossing and intersection (with the light). The driver was turning left (what is it about left turns that shuts down the brain?). Fortunately, oncoming traffic struck her before she could run me down. She then demanded that I witness that she was not at fault. My sympathies were not with her.”
Smart Wheel By FlyKly Could Change Everything About Commuting

Smart Wheel By FlyKly Could Change Everything About Commuting

Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 08:50:20 in Green

“This device does not address the seven fundamental problems of riding a bicycle in town: lethal motorists, lethal motorists, lethal motorists, lethal motorists, lethal motorists, lethal motorists, lethal weather/road-conditions.”

CapSen on Nov 11, 2013 at 10:07:58

“What you need is bicycle infrastructure, like here in the Netherlands. A lot of traffic is separated and very safe, within and without built-up areas. But that requires new thinking and investment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0GA901oGe4

Needawinner on Nov 11, 2013 at 09:04:08

“....and those who text and drive, who should be jailed upon sight”

fumes on Nov 11, 2013 at 08:59:18

“nailed it”

MIKEBC on Nov 11, 2013 at 08:57:52

“Try staying out of blind spots like with trucks and you might be safer.”
Florida National Guard Grants Full Benefits To Same-Sex Married Couples

Florida National Guard Grants Full Benefits To Same-Sex Married Couples

Commented Nov 6, 2013 at 07:41:51 in Miami

“Now now, it is not good to insult the entire populations of these states. There are good people there too. People whom Federal law will defend, one hopes.”
Orthodox Calendar 2014: 'Romanian Priests' Get Sexy (And Gay) For Steamy Spread (NSFW)

Orthodox Calendar 2014: 'Romanian Priests' Get Sexy (And Gay) For Steamy Spread (NSFW)

Commented Nov 6, 2013 at 07:32:20 in Gay Voices

“I would agree. Also, I think it is not consistent with their beliefs. I think that a similar photo set that differed only in being heterosexually oriented would be seen as inappropriate and in poor taste. Although I am not Christian, I was raised as such, so I think I can see how they (even the gay-friendly ones) would see this as a bit off-putting. I think also that it would be possible to integrate being gay with being Christian, and I think the usual customs of modesty would apply. I think that even gay people, such as myself, would find them helpful in establishing a balance in life. They could help one enjoy one's sexuality without being consumed by it.”
Elk Playing On Trampoline Is Serious Nature Gone Wild Fun (VIDEO)

Elk Playing On Trampoline Is Serious Nature Gone Wild Fun (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 6, 2013 at 07:10:21 in Green

“I agree. I saw a somewhat distressed animal engaged in some dominance play with an equally young member of its herd. On the up side, I think the competition with a peer was what occupied its attention most, but it was not having fun.”
Cuccinelli Fundraising Hampered By 'Sense Of Entitlement,' GOP Consultant Says

Cuccinelli Fundraising Hampered By 'Sense Of Entitlement,' GOP Consultant Says

Commented Nov 5, 2013 at 19:30:18 in Politics

“So far, I have seen lot so talk about his hatred of women, and the article mentions his sense of entitlement. There has been no mention of his corruption. I do not know how hating women and his feeling entitled would sit with wealthy Republican contributors. However, would imagine that, if they care a lot about money, his accepting inappropriate "gifts" would bother them.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/08/01/1228215/-Ken-Cuccinelli-says-he-can-t-return-improper-gifts-because-he-already-used-them-all#”
Gay Couple Married In Oklahoma: Jason Pickel, Darren Black Bear Tie The Knot Despite State Ban

Gay Couple Married In Oklahoma: Jason Pickel, Darren Black Bear Tie The Knot Despite State Ban

Commented Oct 22, 2013 at 22:18:07 in Gay Voices

“Do you know whether it is true that two-spirit people were holy to many native Americans? I have heard this, and it sounds welcome, given that I am two-spirit, but so much is attributed to native Americans, and I have no way of following up on it. Locally, there are Navajo and Zuni, but I do not know any well enough to ask them such questions, and I do not want to annoy them. I get the impression that many strangers just walk up and get pretty nosy about cultural and spiritual issues. I would not like that done to me, so I don't do it to others... but if you know, I would listen.”

afonso santos on Oct 22, 2013 at 22:22:52

“It's absolutely true. This is a quote from Pretty Shield (1856–1944), a medicine woman from the Crow Nation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pretty_Shield
Gay Couple Married In Oklahoma: Jason Pickel, Darren Black Bear Tie The Knot Despite State Ban

Gay Couple Married In Oklahoma: Jason Pickel, Darren Black Bear Tie The Knot Despite State Ban

Commented Oct 22, 2013 at 22:06:07 in Gay Voices

“Hello Afonso and Kurt,

Thanks for the information. I thought the quote was interesting and wanted to follow up on who they were and what else they might have to say. I am particularly astounded that somebody of that time would say such a thing.”
Gay Couple Married In Oklahoma: Jason Pickel, Darren Black Bear Tie The Knot Despite State Ban

Gay Couple Married In Oklahoma: Jason Pickel, Darren Black Bear Tie The Knot Despite State Ban

Commented Oct 22, 2013 at 15:37:36 in Gay Voices

“Who are you quoting?”

Erin Leader on Oct 22, 2013 at 19:22:09

“Does it matter? What he said is awesome. Maybe he was quoting himself. God knows it's worth repeating! He was just preparing others for an easy copy and paste.”

KurtMichaelFriese on Oct 22, 2013 at 16:14:51

“I was curious too, so I googled. It's "Pretty Shield, who was a Medicine Woman of the Crow nation, apparently.

http://nsaney.blogspot.com/2012/10/two-spirit-people-we-considered-them.html#.UmbbRZTN6gk

afonso santos on Oct 22, 2013 at 15:40:02

“Pretty Shield (1856–1944).”
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