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  1. It's SO funny how different people can experience the same place VERY differently.


    This was NOT my experience at all. I don't LIVE there (though I do live rural in Indiana) but have been there multiple times. I just haven't seen those things.

    Indiana has the highest per capita membership in the KKK. I'm not sure how you missed the Rebel flag and etcetera there.

  2. I make an insane chart with the opening/closing hours of each park to plan it out. I would avoid MK on Mondays. Look at where the Extra Magic Hours are and avoid them. The Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party will be happening while you're there, so that will affect MK traffic. It's typically lower on the day of a party, but you have to leave the park by 7 unless you get the extra ticket. I personally enjoy those events. The parades and fireworks are amazing. If you'll be there Monday-Friday, the Tuesday night party would have the lowest attendance and get you the best experience. Monday the 18th will be extra crowded at MK because it's a Monday and because there's no party. EasyWDW used to have a great calendar for choosing days, but it's not cooperating with me this morning. I can't tell if it's not still doing it or if it's a web issue.

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  3. My phone charges on the night stand. The only sound that is on is for the alarm clock. I almost never have the ringer turned on because it's so rarely used as an actual phone. :rofl: I have to remember to flip the switch when I'm expecting a call and then it startles me. If I needed to receive phone calls from emergency others, I'd set up the priority number thing.

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  4. Yeah, I'd clarify whether there are two separate fundraisers happening. That is not cool if the troop is funding her daughter's other activities. If the troop were raising money for a fellow member's medical expenses and it was very clear, that would be different!

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  5. Thanks.  Last night was rough as she could not stop the tics long enough to fall asleep.  Overall, the panic has decreased.  She has been on Zoloft for 2.5 weeks, so hopefully things will continue to improve.  Blood tests are still out for a few things as well as the heart monitor.  I am so worried we are going to miss some sort of biological cause for all of this and it will not get treated. 




    I really appreciate all of the insight and help from everyone!  It is extremely helpful to have other people offer ideas.


    Can you, with her permission, video the tics? I would be concerned these were seizures and not tics, and they don't always show up in the doctor's office. Showing a video can be helpful in diagnosis (which would obviously include an EEG).


    I think I've read something on sertraline inducing tics. Were they present before she started Zoloft?

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  6. I'd want them to have some experience because medication behaves differently and the adolescent mind is a completely different animal. A provider without much experience but with a willingness to research and learn would be better than none at all. 


    Some providers don't take insurance directly but you can submit your payments to insurance and be reimbursed. It would require "floating" the payment until you receive reimbursement, and I'd get confirmation from the insurance company out the wazoo before doing this, but it might be one way to see a preferred provider.



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  7. when you fight it, the officer will probably want to say that since you did not put your feet down you could not have stopped. So, find out if there's a way you can demonstrate that you can actually balance stationary in court (IOW bring your bike). Request permission ahead of time to bring the bike in to prove this.

    This is a good idea. If you can't bring your bike into court, you could get someone to video you on your phone and ask the judge to review the footage. I say ask because they can always refuse. Still photos won't really do the same thing, but that is a typical form of evidence to present. They can't hurt.

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  8. Perhaps the best thing to do would be to put a drop of vanilla extract near his seat before he comes in. The cost difference would be an added benefit.

    Or get him something vanilla that he can hold or wear. They make diffuser necklaces. Using real vanilla instead of vanillin might help any others prone to migraines.

  9. Material and budget?


    Reversible faux leather tote from Nordstrom: http://m.shop.nordstrom.com/s/street-level-reversible-faux-leather-tote-wristlet/3559375


    Target has a similar one for around $30 but it's not as nice. The Nordstrom one seems softer and better quality.


    Vera Bradley has fabric totes in patterns and solids

    Fabric (one of oodles of styles):









    Kipling makes bags that hold up well and come in lots of colors. Several tote styles.

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  10. If you're over 65, is it better to go to the veteran's hospital or just use Medicare to cover hospital visits wherever?


    Do the benefits apply to the wife also, though she is not a vet (and I don't think they were married when he was in the service)?

    If he's eligible for military insurance, it would benefit him to get it. Medicare covers its regular percentage then the military benefits act as supplemental insurance. My stepfather is retired military. He is old enough for Medicare, and my mother is not. They were not married when he served. My mother's insurance is 100% the military insurance. Either way, I don't think they pay anything at all out of pocket for medical care. My mom had an expensive hospitalization last fall and they didn't pay anything at all. I helped them with some paperwork when he was old enough to switch over, but I don't remember the details. He pays a minimal amount for one of the Part Whatevers, but that means everything is covered 100%. It's probably something that would best be handled in person with someone to assist them in going to the veteran's office and helping translate paperwork.

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  11. 1, 2, and 4 Paleo. 3 Keto. As someone else said, it would be easy to provide the kids Paleo carbs and eat Keto yourself.


    Either way you're going to be prepping and cooking a good deal, but you can streamline and prep ahead.


    I'm back to clean Keto. I don't use artificial sweeteners and track net carbs, staying under 7 per meal and 20 per day. I am trying to lose weight and ward off HBP and diabetes which run strongly in my family. Once I get beyond a certain point, I hope to introduce more carbs in the forms of fruits and non-starchy vegetables. My family eats everything. I have one vegetarian, 3 and 5 year olds who eat ???, and a picky kid...

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  12. Do you know what kind of music she likes? My grandmother liked "watching" gospel music DVDs and old musicals like South Pacific. She didn't have to follow a story for those because they were so familiar, and she loved music.


    :grouphug: I hope the doctor can prescribe something to soothe her and her transition goes well. Take care of yourself during this time too.

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