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3 hours ago · Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More in Just Want to Talk

@lioness. I saw a recipe recently where avocado was used instead of mayo in tuna salad. I’m sure it would be good with egg salad too. I love to put it on a low carb whole wheat bagel or a whole wheat mini bagel. I put in salad a lot too.
They have a short time when they are ready to eat, I end up discarding many because they are suddenly over-ripe. I feel no need to add anything to them.

I like @imallears suggestions too. Speaking of storing them, if you have guacamole leftover, smooth it out and put water on top of it! When you are ready to use it just pour the water off and stir the guacamole, it is supposed to be as good as fresh. I have not tried this myself, I read it last week.
JK

3 hours ago · mild gastroparesis with severe symptoms! in Digestive Health

@iring. I have just diagnosed myself as having IBS. I thought it was a lactose intolerance, and that is definitely a trigger, but even when I avoid lactose scrupulously I still sometimes have problems.
I am going to make an appointment with a gastroenterologist, but in the meantime, is gastroparesis related to IBS? I do not have any nausea, I just have a problem after eating dairy, and some other unidentified trigger, primarily diarrhea and mild stomach upset.
It really makes life sort of difficult as I’m sure you know. At times I don’t want to leave the house.
The gastro I would like to go to is scheduling in October at this point so I may try to find a different one.
JK

14 hours ago · How about a laugh, (hopefully) in Just Want to Talk

@marvinjsturing I should add, my husband and son are such huge Patriots fans that whenever there is a game on the phone calls and texts go back and forth in a rapid manner. My son managed to find the bar close to him when he was in CA that was basically for Boston fans, and now that he's in Denver he's found one there too! Fortunately, his fiancee comes from the SC and there is really no NFL team there that people are fans of, they follow college football, so she is now a Patriots fan too.
JK

14 hours ago · How about a laugh, (hopefully) in Just Want to Talk

@marvinjsturing Marvin, you're on a roll.
On a more serious side though, I too hate the way some children behave these days. It is so obviously the influence of TV. Many parents are not restrictive at all with what they allow them to watch on TV and the movies they allow them to go to. For some reason though, this current generation of twenty-somethings seem to be a bit better, more polite and considerate. My husband and I have both noticed that. I hope it continues. Maybe the pendulum swung too far in the bad direction and it was an awakening to parents.
JK

14 hours ago · Need help understanding a man's point of view in Just Want to Talk

@david33 Try to not be overly paranoid. I know situations like that when there was absolutely need to worry but one of the people in the relationship constantly thought that something was going on, and there was nothing going on.
Does your daughter also feel uncomfortable? Maybe she should be the one to tell him it makes her uncomfortable if she does. It does sound like he has developed a very strong attachment to her, but that can be good too. When it's not about our daughter, how is he with just you? I think that says a lot too.
I agree with the others, maybe find a better counselor. It's not right for you to have to feel so uncomfortable.
JK

2 days ago · Hearing Loss: Come introduce yourself and connect with others in Hearing Loss

@capausz That is really disappointing and strange! I would find a good audiologist to go to.
JK

2 days ago · Liver disease itching in Transplants

@gaylea1
I think it is very dependent on the body of water. At my health club, where I exercise 3 or 4 times a week in the pool, they test the water hourly in the pool and in the hot tubs.
I think some lakes may not be a clean as others. We have a very rustic cabin on a lake in Maine. The water is rated to be pure enough to be used as drinking water!
I have no idea about the ocean. Again, I think it would depend on whether the area of the ocean is in a cove or somewhere that might not have the exchange of water as frequently, or might get runoff from the shore.
I am very careful though, being on immunosuppressants, and although I know they test the hot tubs I very rarely go in, just in case something may have fouled the water after the last testing. I would really like to because many of the people in the aerobics class do use it so it's sort of a social thing, but I forego it and use the sauna after my shower instead.
You really should check with your transplant department though, they know best I think.
JK

2 days ago · Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More in Just Want to Talk

@parus it is a good feeling to bring a meal to someone who is struggling with health issues, I have done three times in the last few weeks, and our neighbors love it when I bring cookies or any other baked goods over to them. Now I just have to decide if I should do Easter themed cookies or late St. Patrick day cookies.
JK