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  1. Right, but we do have that law. And you don't have to agree to disagree, but you can disagree by stating your stance, your reasons, etc or you can disagree by swearing and screaming. I think you know I do NOT believe all politicians are alike, or that we shouldn't discuss things just because they are difficult topics or stir up big emotions. I was reffering to a particular sermon where the pastor was reaffirming that we are not to try to drive people out of the church because we don't like their politics, or to start calling them obscenities on facebook. That doesn't mean shying away from discussion of hard things, or things people disagree on. I do think that happens, but it's not what was happening here.
  2. That what I'm thinking. And looking back, while sick with Covid she had what to me sounds like a neuralgia - painful skin and sometimes pins and needles. So between those and loss of smell and taste, it is obvious she had neurological symptoms from covid even in the acute stage. Rest seems to help, and she got significantly worse after the steroids gave her insomnia and she went a whole night without sleeping. Nto that the lack of sleep caused it, but exacerbated it. And yeah, I'm finding more and more references to ataxia/termors/etc with Covid. Which makes sense - we know that strep, flu, and some other diseases can cause movement disorders.
  3. My sister is a school administrator and yes, has seen an uptick in threats and slurs directed at her by parents, including being called a Nazi.
  4. Yup, that's on the list I'm sure. she's been under a TON of stress, and then had Covid and was trying to care for two kids with Covid while sick herself and then work from home...it's a ton But they are definitely seeing movement disorders with Covid. so..yeah.
  5. different culture, is what she means. Mountain culture is different. Not better or worse, but different. Appalachian culture it it's own thing. That said, when you ask people who live very far south what southern is...well to us, places like Virginia are "up north" so we get confused easily, lol.
  6. And when I'm stressed I absolutely stumble over my words, call people and things the wrong name, etc. Ask me kids about how today was with homeschooling, as I worried about my sister. I have called every person the wrong name all day, stumbled and stammered while reading aloud, misplaced things, etc all day.
  7. I'd look at if he's getting enough good quality sleep, and if he's on any new meds like cholesterol meds. Statins are known to cause memory issues and brain fog. Allergies (like to pollen/dust/etc) give me brain fog that is terrible, plus they tend to make sleep quality worse which exacerbates it. But sleep quality is my first thought, after a statin.
  8. Yup, they think it is covid related. She does have loss of taste and smell which are also considered neurological. I'm hearing 3rd hand, and don't know if they referred her to a neurologist or will be, but if not I'll get her names of reccomended ones. I also am looking into post covid/long covid type clinics in my state. There is one in Lakeland that looks pretty great but has months long wait list. And then Mayo at Jacksonville, but they seem to focus more on fatigue than neuro stuff.
  9. Doctor said not a stroke, they are discharging her tonight. I don't really have more info, sister was tired and not up to talking/and texting is really hard for her with the tremors.
  10. It shoudn't matter. I did alternate but only by accident, not on purpose, lol. Just how I was sitting each time.
  11. This is a main reason I like shopping there. Also, they carry the "good" whipped cream in a can (Cabots). Before we had to go gluten free I was addicted to their gingerbread bars at the holidays. Real gingerbread taste, not overly sweet. And yeah, the frozen chicken and frozen microwavable rice was a fast easy dinner. And great cinnamon sugar! Big crystals. I don't go often, as the parking lot is TINY and requires 10 minutes of circling for a spot and stressed me out. But I did pay extra to order their pumpkin spice coffee from amazon - it is cofee with actual spices in it and bits of orange peel, etc. I love it as cold brew. And closer to Christmas I get the winter blend, again with actual spices in it. I like the tea tree oil bodywash (but be careful where you put it!) and the lavendar dryer sachets too.
  12. No news on the payoff, and the person who handles payroll at the university DH teaches at is out of town until Monday. They are having a meeting on Monday to address the missing paycheck issue, but the next pay period date to issue checks is 10/15. We close 10/22. Ugh. I'm hoping they can make a one time payment before the 15th. Otherwise they offered to speak to the lending company, or can provide I letter I'd think, explaining.
  13. But we can frame it as discussing individual issues, and the ethics of them, without using political terminology or telling people who to vote for. I expect my church to talk about human rights issues, etc. But not to say "this party is evil" or "you can't vote for so and so".
  14. Yup. My mom's whatever type of arthritis she has was misdiagnosed for years, and now she has hands that really should just not function at all. Even the doctors are amazed she has any use of them. Looking at her xrays, my first thought is "dear Lord, amputate and give her artificial hands!".
  15. so, we are down to 5% positivity in my area! That plus the kid vaccines being approved soon (well, for all but my youngest) makes me feel better. We ARE going to the Pride Festival, but a survey shows that over 90% of LGBT adults are vaccinated, and they have put in all the info that if you can't be vaccinated you should stay home and watch the live streamed activities, etc. And masks are required in close quarters. Our church will have a booth and the church requires us to wear masks while at it, and asked us to keep at least 3 feet of distance - and that's outdoors!
  16. So pretty!!! We only were on the Isle of Skye for about 45 minutes, maybe less, because we planned poorly and our planned picnic ended up with us shivering and giving up and eating in the rental car, lol. But I remember it was the most unusual, amazing place I'd been. Thank you for the trip down memory lane - these are from our wedding in the highlands of Scotland.
  17. That makes sense. I think mine did hit something, because honestly the first two were the least painful shots I have EVER had. It's such a small dose, small needle, etc. But this one was an OUCH, then I got may bandaid and walked to the front of the store and it started aching before I made it to the front doors. Which also didn't happen the first two times. I ended up with a big hard hot swelling there..maybe hit a blood vessel that leaked into the muscle, making a hematoma or something. that would make sense.
  18. I had the same thought but no, she's not on any medications other than ADHD ones that she's had for years, and actually hasn't been taking lately since she's been home sick or caring for sick kids for the past month. (and these are not symptoms of withdrawal from those meds, either, and timing wouldn't make sense anyway)
  19. Yup. and I'll add my standard "get checked for Celiac" spiel. And lyme and other tick borne diseases.
  20. good point. And in fact, I got this one at the pharmacy and I feel like pharmacy shots hurt more than ones given by someone who does shots all day long every day.
  21. I'm thinking same with mine. It hurt going in, which my first two didn't at all. And had pain within minutes in that arm, again didnt happen with the first two. I'm wondering if shot was at a different temperature, or needle size was different, or placement, or what.
  22. Anyone have idea on how to make this gluten free? Maybe make up biscuit dough from scratch? I really love the idea of these but we try to keep gluten out of the house for DS with celiac. (which reminds me, need to clean the oven rack today as I accidentally bought one non gluten free pizza this week)
  23. Another reason to love Scotland. American men try to pretend they are all tough, macho cowboy types, but are afraid of a vaccine. The Scots are the real tough ones! In all seriousness, I keep hoping we can go back for an anniversary trip some day, and bring the kids.
  24. I spent the evening at the hospital. Turns out these symptoms started on Monday, but when she called the doctor they said she was just having a reaction to the steroids. Sthe stopped them, but it got worse. She was describing it as shaky, but what she meant was tremors. She also is stuttering, and has some vertigo as well. The doctor never showed up last night, finally called in orders around 9pm, not sure what they were. I am assuming they need to do the MRI perhaps to look for clots the CAT scan can miss, as well as look for MS type lesions, etc. But Covid can cause all sorts of neurological issues, including tremors and stuttering in some cases.
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