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First Name
JoDee

Country of Residence
United States of America

Health Interests
Caregivers, Cancer, Healthy Living, Other

Posts (531)

Wed, Aug 28 7:02pm · Your Tips on How to Get Off to the Best Start with a New Specialist in Visiting Mayo Clinic

@cacoon6 I am so sorry you had such a rough day, but i am so glad you asked for a second opinion. Like @jolinda said, have your questions ready and make your case. You got this!
Blessings,
JoDee

Mon, Aug 26 8:07pm · Your Tips on How to Get Off to the Best Start with a New Specialist in Visiting Mayo Clinic

@resawaller I know people that have had that surgery for chiari. It has helped both of them. Of course, the thought of having this surgery is terrifying. But it truly does help.

Blessings,
JoDee

Sun, Aug 18 2:26pm · Your best tips for raw food safety post transplant. in Transplants

@gaylea1 it's the bacteria that could be on the outside that is introduced to the inside by the knife when you cut it. The more smooth the rind or skin on the melon the easier it is to wash of the bacteria. Pineapple and cantaloupe/muskmelon are rough on the outside and harder to clean.

JoDee

Sun, Aug 18 2:21pm · Gratitude Discussion Group in Just Want to Talk

JK, you sound like me. I've lived in Iowa for 35+ years, but still love South Dakota, where I grew up.
JoDee

Sat, Aug 17 5:34pm · Gratitude Discussion Group in Just Want to Talk

Our school didn't have air and I grew up without it, too. We'd drink from the hose and swim in the lake. We'd also play outside all day and sit in the shade to cool off. If it was hot at night we'd sleep on the floor in the living room in front of a box fan.

JoDee

Sat, Aug 17 3:46pm · Post liver transplant fatigue in Transplants

@des46893 my husband is almost 14 months post transplant. He has some days where he is more tired than others, but it's not daily. I agree with trying to get more exercise. It's proven that the more you move the more energy you have.

Also, I agree that you should talk to your care team and your family practice doctor, if you haven't. It could be related to something else.

Blessings,
JoDee

Sat, Aug 17 3:32pm · Gratitude Discussion Group in Just Want to Talk

The schools around here all have air conditioning in them. Our local school had it in the elementary first, so if it was going to be really hot the first few days of school they would get out early since the high school didn't have it.
JoDee

Fri, Aug 16 6:21pm · Gratitude Discussion Group in Just Want to Talk

I never had air until I was married. None of the houses I lived in growing up had it. Now I wouldn't live without it!