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I haven't posted too much on this thread...but I've continued to read. Lois...I hope you get the info you need. I am also someone that wants more info. It sounds like you get info and make decisions for yourself and what is best for you, and I really hope that you can get everything worked out and get healthy.

 

Do be careful with the whole water topic. I'm not an expert, and all my research has had me questioning things that I took for granted in the past. The right amount of water for each person is a touchy subject because there has been so much touting of different equations based on body weight for what is ideal for each person. Recent research would indicate though that these calculations aren't necessarily ideal. You have to be aware of the type of water you are drinking. There is a lot of backlash now on filtered/purified/RO water and the effects of low mineral water on the body. There is also concern over the temperature of the water. You can hurt your digestive track if it's too cold. There is also concern over whether the water has any other nutritional value, as plain water can overwork kidneys because it can go through the body too quickly. Also the WAY you drink HOW much...as in, do you take little sips throughout the day? Or do you chug down a larger glass fewer times a day? And how close to meal times do you drink water? At what temperature? Are you diluting your stomach acid too much? Lowering the temperature of your stomach too much?

 

It's actually a complicated topic if you research it fully. So I commend you on your response that said that individual needs vary. So true.

 

On topic...I'm wearing exercise clothes and I actually plan to exercise today.

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19 hours ago, Lois R said:

Thanks girls, I do appreciate all your good thoughts and kind words.  I am drinking water. I have a bottle that is 24

ounces..…..I am drinking it.  All I know is they were not swollen on Sunday (I was released from the hospital on Sat).

Will be seeing my Dr in the morning.

 

Hi Lois, I'm sure you'll get good info on hydration from your Dr.     I helped to care for my dad with kidney disease caused by chemo for many years...  & learned that it's a very delicate balance between enough water to function well & not so much that you overwork the kidneys or even get dehydrated because you flush out all electrolytes...  so I'm going to say the your Dr. will probably be pretty specific about the dos & don'ts :)  Best wishes for your continued healing & learning.  :)

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Good morning -- it's Friday!!  (Oh wait, does that even have meaning anymore?)

 

So after ten weeks at home (still working remotely) I am missing human contact with my colleagues but am not missing my daily commute of almost 2 hours. I've mastered Zoom and InstaCart, learned how to wear a mask, and trimmed my hair/touched up the color. I'm wondering if I'm ever going to get the chance to wear some of my cute summer cardies that are the cornerstone of my summer work look... :classic_sad:

 

As for cruising, my second cruise of the year (in August) was just canceled. :classic_sad:  Still have one on the books for mid-October (Mediterranean BTB on Celebrity) but I'm not holding out a lot of hope...

 

Hopefully everyone else's week was better than mine! 

 

Lois -- hope you are on track to a "new normal" for you. 

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Fridays still have meaning for me DH works from home and DS is still taking classes, so weekends I get to see them a little more, even if we are all in the house most of the day 🙂 

 

Maybe you can wear your cardigans for your zoom meetings?

 

I also appreciate the reduced driving and wear on the vehicles.  I'm guessing insurance might go down since DH found out he will be working from home indefinitely.

 

We have a cruise booked for November, but like you I'm suspecting it will be cancelled 😞 On the happy news front, my niece who had canceled her wedding for next Saturday has been able to resume for a week later - it was to be a small wedding and now will be a little smaller (we won't be there, but Grandma & Grandpa will), but at least she gets to have her day and begin her marriage❤️ Our private school only has 25 students in the graduating class, and it looks like they will be able to have graduation with a very limited audience plus live streaming to others 🙂 

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Hi girls, thanks again for the well wishes. I went to the Dr and then yesterday morning to the lab....he wants all

new labs before going further with changing any meds or anything.  As for the feet, he saw them and told me 3

things.....first, he said to just try to keep my feet up.....to wear compression socks at home and as for the water,

he said 2 liters per day....or say 8 ounces with each meal and then another glass....well, that would be 24 or 32

ounces.  He did not want to give me anything for the swelling until the labs come back so he could see my exact numbers.

I am supposed to take my blood when I get up in the morning (before breakfast)..so this morning, it said 96. That

is not high at all (sugar).   One step at a time.

 

As for cruises, I had one for Sept booked but cancelled it and now I have no idea when I will even be traveling

again.....….hopefully I will be well enough to do something in 2021 but I am sure this year is shot.

 

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Hi Lois, it sounds like your doctor is on top of your medical issues. New labs so he can make sure your meds are correct is a good start. It’s always reassuring to have a doctor who is overseeing your entire medical situation and is there to consult with the specialists to make sure that your care is the best it can possibly be.

 

As for cruising, I don’t think any of us knows when that might happen-not even the cruise lines  from what I’ve read. Seems like lots of confusion as to how and when. I think you are right that this year is a loss (in so many ways). 

 

In in the meantime, I guess we just keep wearing our comfy clothes, save money by not using as much make up and wait to see how this all plays out. You know, even though things are opening up in many places, I’m not sure how comfortable I am with this because the virus numbers are still growing and we don’t have a good collection of meds to treat it or a vaccine to protect us from getting it. 

 

Take care, Lois!

Sharon

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2 hours ago, Lois R said:

to wear compression socks at home

 

Hey Lois, don't know if you already have compression socks...but if you need some (or more), I really like this brand:

 

https://crazycompression.com

 

Super fun colors and designs. And Made in the USA!

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Also look at easeliving.com for their socks.   Good choices.

 

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I only have 1 pair...…...I am going to CVS this afternoon to get another one...……. that website has some fun

looking socks:classic_smile:

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good morning ladies!  (although I guess it's afternoon for most of you)  8 weeks for me now...  today some of our shops & businesses are allowed to open up as long as they can do curbside pick up..  golf course can open as well.   I would kill to go golfing!   But for us, we're still hunkered down...  plan on looking at the numbers weekly & when they have a steady two week downturn, then we'll probably start doing some take out food & maybe go paddle boarding. 

 

I've settled into a steady routine of working from home (not much to do)  gardening,  & running/hiking in the evenings while listening to science podcasts.  Hopefully its counteracting all the drinking I'm doing at night while watching TV.  

 

For some reason I still look forward to the weekends even though they are pretty much same as the weekdays...

 

Cynthia, I'm sorry about your cruises, I still have one last one booked for this year over Thanksgiving week....  it's a vacation one with our younger daughter & SIL...  I so want to go on it, I miss them so much...  holding out hope that we will be in a lull at that time & can go.  

 

Lois, it sounds like you have a great proactive Doctor,   hoping that by next year you will be good to go ( & that goes for all of us)

 

Sharon, I feel as you do, afraid we are opening up a bit too quickly without numbers to support doing so.... 

 

Anita,  we should have been leaving for our Canada & Alaska adventure next week,  I still look at your photo review occasionally with longing :)

 

Stay safe & be smart & kind everyone!

 

-Debbie

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Lois, hang onto that doctor, more should do what he is. Mine is like that, bloodwork & time before adding pills, etc. 96 for fasting blood sugar is good. 
 

hope everyone has a nice Mother’s Day weekend. 

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Posted (edited)

Do you mind if I take this back to the original topic? I love Beall’s Florida and they were having an amazing sale, so I bought a couple of dresses, some sandals and jewelry. Here is a picture of one of the dresses they sent. This isn’t what I ordered and it’s not even listed on their website. I tried it on for DH and he said the color was fantastic and it was a keeper. Whenever I get to cruise again, this dress is going with me! I’m wore this the other day. Love it.

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42 minutes ago, fyree39 said:

Do you mind if I take this back to the original topic? I love Beall’s Florida and they were having an amazing sale, so I bought a couple of dresses, some sandals and jewelry. Here is a picture of one of the dresses they sent. This isn’t what I ordered and it’s not even listed on their website. I tried it on for DH and he said the color was fantastic and it was a keeper. Whenever I get to cruise again, this dress is going with me! I’m wore this the other day. Love it.

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Love it, so vacationy  (is that a word lol)  You need an umbrella drink to go with this :)

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So nice to look at a happy picture instead of the fleece I've worn for 9,999 times now!

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2 hours ago, fyree39 said:

Do you mind if I take this back to the original topic? 20200508_111211.jpg

 

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Love the dress.

 

I still do my hair, put on most of my make up.

Considering giving my hair a "rest" by not using hot curling irons on it for at least every other day.  

 

 

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Do you have the tag for this?  Who is the maker & is there a style name or number?  I'd love to get this dress!

2 hours ago, fyree39 said:

Do you mind if I take this back to the original topic? I love Beall’s Florida and they were having an amazing sale, so I bought a couple of dresses, some sandals and jewelry. Here is a picture of one of the dresses they sent. This isn’t what I ordered and it’s not even listed on their website. I tried it on for DH and he said the color was fantastic and it was a keeper. Whenever I get to cruise again, this dress is going with me! I’m wore this the other day. Love it.

20200508_111211.jpg

 

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3 hours ago, fyree39 said:

Do you mind if I take this back to the original topic? 

20200508_111211.jpg

 

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Posted (edited)
32 minutes ago, mafig said:

 

 

@mafig This is an AGB brand. Places like Belks and Kohl's and Beall's sells this brand. I'm going to Google AGB dresses and see what comes up.

 

The style is #0344V21. I haven't had any luck finding it yet.

 

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Here's the dress I actually ordered but didn't get.

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17 minutes ago, fyree39 said:

Here's the dress I actually ordered but didn't get.

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I like the red one better --- I found this dress on Amazon for $24 + $5.20 shipping.

 

 

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5 hours ago, 57redbird said:

I like the red one better --- I found this dress on Amazon for $24 + $5.20 shipping.

 

 

I found it, too, when I was looking for the red one. I got free shipping through Beall's since I bought so much. 🤨

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Both dresses are nice, but I like the red better too 🙂 Glad you like it and it was a happy surprise!

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Not my style, but they are both nice dresses.  I'd call them the "ladies who lunch with a cocktail in their hand on the patio in the Hamptons."  You can always do that right now - why wait for a cruise!!!!!  (well,  not the Hamptons, but your house 😉).  

 

a little cool here today, with showers.  Had to replace a T-shirt in my daily fashion repertoire for a light sweatshirt.  Today's leggings are my Sweaty Betty black/yellow jungle print with the leopards on them.   Footwear is "naked" unless I have to go out.  Hair style is "whatever I woke up with".  

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