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Old 11-03-2008, 04:10 AM
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Cool, you'll be in town for the McCain victory celebration. :party:
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Or the McCain pity party.
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Enjoy yourself Anga.

Welcome back to real life CC. :D
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Old 11-03-2008, 12:58 PM
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Have fun with the relaxin' and eatin'. But if you come back and find out most of us have turned atheist and at least a few of us gay while you were gone, don't say we didn't warn you.
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Old 11-03-2008, 01:25 PM
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Have a good, relaxing time! You really should go in Jan or Feb when it's dipping below zero. It's been beautiful lately.
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:27 PM
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Null: I'm sorry

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JoeP: so that's why I haven't seen you around.
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Hi JoeP!!

Bye Ang!! Have a nice time.
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:59 AM
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:37 AM
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:29 PM
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Rough news, Null. Fortunately, hypothyroid is generally treatable through medication. For whatever consolation that's worth.
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Old 11-09-2008, 08:14 AM
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Big difference between hypo and hyper thyroidism!

Most people in my family have hypothyroidism, and other than having to take a pill, they have very little problems. It does take a while for the medication to start working and they were quite grumpy before it did kick in, which with a teen, may be hard to tell.
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Old 11-09-2008, 10:21 AM
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Tanker, to what is he conscientiously objecting? He wasn't conscripted in the first place surely?
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Re: Deadlokd's post: I had to look up what a flying fox was. It's a zip line.


Good luck, California Tanker, hopefully you won't fall off a flying fox.
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Tanker, to what is he conscientiously objecting? He wasn't conscripted in the first place surely?
His opinions and beliefs have evolved over time. He joined as a medic, so his primary focus was always on saving lives, not taking them. However, medics are armed, and he now does not believe he can bring himself to shoot anyone, even in self defense. So we can either find him a job which doesn't involve going outside the wire such as working in the base hospital, or he comes out anyway, and we just go in with eyes open that he is not reliable in the shooting people department.

There is ample precedent for this sort of thing.
Desmond Doss - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thomas W. Bennett (conscientious objector) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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OK, thanks - that all makes sense.
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Qingdai, I wrote that after my wife called with the news. I misheard on the phone. I agree with the grumpy assessment though :lol:. She's a pretty cruisy teenager so far though. Rarely gets emo on us, well behaved and helpful. We're working on her diet at the moment. Our GP is a dickhead. She seems to do all her doctoring using Google. Her numbers weren't that far out of normal. Fortunately one of our friends is a Nurse Manager at a hospital and she's getting the resident paediatrician to have a look at the numbers. She has another blood test in a few weeks and we'll see what's happening there. The pills are a definite possibility in her future though.

CT, that's pretty cool that the US army can accommodate a conscientious objector. Good luck to him.
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:07 PM
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Big difference between hypo and hyper thyroidism!

Most people in my family have hypothyroidism, and other than having to take a pill, they have very little problems. It does take a while for the medication to start working and they were quite grumpy before it did kick in, which with a teen, may be hard to tell.
Yep, it's the hypo, not hyper. Were your fambly members just grumpy? Our daughter is insanely sleepy. She goes to bed at 9pm, gets up at 6am and then has a nap for a couple of hours after school and on the weekends. She nods off on the couch watching tv, she falls asleep while doing homework...I know, it could be possible to just diagnose her with Teenageritis but I know her and there's definitely something else going on. She's been getting some pretty funky migraines as well, starting with blurred vision and ending with chundering and sleeping.

I suspect hypothyroidism may be a misdiagnosis. While she is definitely lethargic, she's tall and skinny. From all that I've read, people with hypothyroidism aren't skinny. Her BMI is 15.6 - I only know that because the GP worked it out.

*le sigh* This parenting caper ain't all it's cracked up to be eh?!
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Sounds like she needs a bacon sammich or two.
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:23 AM
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Hm. On the hypothyroidism. I am likewise sleepy (I had thyroid cancer, now have half a thyroid and a pill), and used to be quite thin for a while (turned out to have been the cancer doing something. I'd eat like a piglet but was losing weight and got down from a size 8 or so to less than a 4, then I stopped buying clothes), but am not now. Though I'm also not particularly fat. Don't expect her to balloon up because of the diagnosis, she might just be thinner anyway.

In any event, be careful, get a second opinion if you want, but don't just assume it's not hypo just because one or more usual symptoms are not present.
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:29 AM
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All of my family is skinny, there is lots of hypothyroidism and type 2 diabetes runs in the family. Some of us fall outside the norm.

Hypothyroidism means all your systems are running slower, sometimes that can mean that you don't digest food so well or your appetite is poor too.
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And your feets might be freezing all the time.
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In any event, be careful, get a second opinion if you want, but don't just assume it's not hypo just because one or more usual symptoms are not present.
I wasn't so much being complacent about her diagnosis because of the lack of fatty-boombalah, it was more that her thyroid stimulating hormone levels were only in the upper normal bracket. (4.8mU/l)*
At the moment, the plan is to wait the next four weeks out until she gets her blood retested. In the meantime, we are feeding her up on seaweed crackers, kelp and folate supplements, sushi rolls and iodised salt. Hopefully diet will be enough to correct the imbalance and she will be back to her normal non-slumbering self.

*Do you like the way I am pretending I know wtf I am talking about? I'm copying it all straight off her result sheet, I haven't a clue what any of it really means. :blush:
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And no freezing feetses for her, I just checked. :D
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I had been told to avoid iodine as much as possible. (It collects in the thyroid, I think, and I only have one now.) But my thing is different from her thing, what with the cancer, so what do I know? :whatthe:
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