Hey Ducky. I'm fine. I was just p*&^d last night because one of my husband's friends has been telling him that I'm sick because I don't exercise enough (not like I used to) and I eat meat. After my husband admitted this person had been telling him this stuff, I realized that's why he had been very concerned about my exercise habits the last 2 months or so.
The military, huh? Are you part of some top secret military clinical trial study on ESP or something? Maybe the drugs they've been sneaking in your dinner...?
I guess in the long run, we all have to laugh, don't we?
geezaloo! elcamino, you're so right on. i hate that aspect about people. why, out of all the people in the world, should we who have AI diseases need to defend ourselves? i think all those ignorant people need a sharp stick to the eye and also they can go shove it! hah!
my grandmother, bless her i love her dearly, thinks all my health issues will be solved.....BY EATING HAMBURGERS.
my father (who hooray! i still do not talk to!) used to rub in my face that: if i take vitamins i'll get better.
viola!....i take vitamins and the RA goes away??????????
gee, i had no idea it was THAT SIMPLE.
Jeez Erin, there's a bunch of people at my church that have told me if I take vitamins and antibiotics, all of my AI issues will disappear. There are some capitalists out there making a fortune on these theories (e.g., The Maker's Diet). Obviously there's something to diet and exercise and adequate rest, but for the most part, I think a lot of it's a bunch of bunk.
A couple of months ago my sister asked, "don't you think if you just lost 50 pounds you're problems would go away?"
I would have strangled her if I could have. I was fuming for days. The thing of it is, I KNOW she didn't ask out of her own concern. With all that I have been through these last 10 years she KNOWS the weight came on from immobility, she is asking because her (now) hubby planted it in her head. Granted, the weight is NOW making things worse and certainly isn't helping, but a lot of these problems were here when I was a size 3 in 1995.
Yes, Mark, I try to keep in mind that most people who tell me these things really do mean well. They are concerned and just want to help. That being said, I still have a hard time believing that vitamins and diet will cure everything. Jeez, if it was that simple, why are half of us on immunosuppressant drugs, and the other half are jabbing their legs with needles (or getting IV transfusions)? And I don't buy the medical conspiracy theories. But yes, please try leaving the toilet seat down.
CaMama--weight is a sensitive issue. Granted, excess weight doesn't help any medical condition, but it does not cause AI disease. I have a friend who absolutely believes that fibromyalgia is caused by morbid obesity. Nevermind the fact that most people I know who have fibro are not overweight? And if you feel your sister didn't ask out genuine concern for your welfare--well, isn't that nice? I'm sure she probably has weight issues of her own...
Duckysounds to me like we might have a best seller and we might get the noble prize for medicine. I just have one question. If we get together in writting this book can we invest some of the profits in pickel juice futures
you guys crack me up!
Don't forget hydrogen peroxide - isn't that supposed to be some cure-all as well! Should we dunk our dill pickles in it? EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!