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Picture yourself spending some time with congenial friends, sharing your lives and pictures from your cell phones." They're curious about that cool game, song, movie, camping trip, art show, or other event that fascinated you. You talk about all kinds of stuff, poetry, styles, personal achievements, relationships, and bad days. You can share your inner child, and laugh together. They sympathetically listen to your feelings about serious topics like politics or climate change, even when they don't agree.

Personal validation comes from paying attention to one another, giving more than you get. Everyone respects you and themselves, despite our amazing range of personal tastes and interests. They'll tell you they don't agree with an idea or behavior without implying you're a bad person or somehow deficient. It's an "I'm OK, You're OK" kind of fellowship, where nobody tries to make himself look better by picking on somebody else.

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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Thomas Murray yesterday. 5 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Thomas Murray on Friday. 4 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

Tags: America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Friday. 2 Replies

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet.  Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has seen what is going on with the current occupant of the Oval Office, and my impression is that she is not at all happy with it.  True to her citizenship,…Continue

Tags: prayer, Donald Trump, Oval Office, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Any Babymetal Fans Here?

Started by Bruce Carroll. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 12. 5 Replies

Any Babymetal fans here besides me? I have to ask because 1) I really like Babymetal and 2) Babymetal unknowingly played a role in my journey out of religion.For those who are unfamiliar with Babymetal, here is a link to one of their most popular…Continue

Tags: Japanese Idol, Babymetal

If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 11. 30 Replies

Today, I heard Seth Andrews talk about the question, "If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?"  My first thought was religion, but after a few seconds I decided it would be irrational or anti-scientific thinking.  That would take…Continue

Tags: anti-scientific, irrational

Ignorance is Bliss: Why Religious People Seem Happier Than the 'Nones'”.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 11. 16 Replies

“Highly Religious Volunteer More, Lie Less, and Claim to Be Happier”~ Houston Chronicle; “Strongly Religious People are Happier than Non-Religious”  ~ Christian Daily."The study determined that 40 percent of highly religious adults—defined as those…Continue

Tags: Nones, happiness, non-religiosity, religiosity, bliss

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Comment by Joan Denoo on August 31, 2016 at 1:04pm
Comment by Idaho Spud on August 31, 2016 at 7:58am

"Good, or bad, the not knowing drives me nuts, ruins my sleep, & I can't think of anything else other than something is wrong."

I can relate Qiana.  I'm the same.  I would tell my doctor how it affects me, and ask him to PLEASE let me know without a waiting period.

Comment by Loren Miller on August 31, 2016 at 5:43am

Joan, I dropped a note to Pat some time back, and have not heard from him ... and yeah, I worry, 'cuz I really enjoy his presence here.

And as for solar roadways, I still would like to know: what happens when you drop a bowling ball or a safe on one?  What happens during a winter freeze/thaw cycle?  How do you repair them???

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 30, 2016 at 11:49pm

Am I crazy, or does this title make no sense?

"Marvellous Technology S Biggest Flops And Why Solar Roadways Are Se...

I understand "Marvellous Technology" and "Flops" but the rest of it has no meaning. The captions on the photos provide more confusion than illumination.

Here is another dandy:

"Excellent The Has Laid World S First Solar Road We Go Eyes Solar Pa...

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 30, 2016 at 11:29pm

Daniel, yes, arthroscopic surgery was the procedure. It only took 15 minutes and I felt almost immediate relief. I do hand exercises to restore flexibility and have returned to normal activity. I have hair cuts that hurt more than this. 

Loren, I just sent another message to Pat with a not so subtle, "Are you OK?" Daniel wrote to him earlier as well with no response. I wonder if he has family that collects his mail?

  

Comment by kathy: ky on August 30, 2016 at 10:59pm
Thank you Daniel. That's kind of you. I was just really curious about anyone being called in for test results. Just seems odd. I've been called by a doctor to go straight to the hospital because I was having an ectopic pregnancy and the surgeon would be waiting for me. Holiday weekends are a hard time to get information :\
Comment by Daniel W on August 30, 2016 at 10:16pm
I wish I could say something more helpful. I just hope there is something useful from your test, and not a big deal. Please do keep us posted, I will be concerned for you.
Comment by kathy: ky on August 30, 2016 at 10:10pm
This doctor and I are friendly. The nurse's always call with the results and any follow up with a prescription or referral. If everything checked out OK they just call and tell me that.
It may be a matter of new policy. A new place came here about eight years ago and seems to be ran in much the way Daniels prior job was. A lot of turnover in the physicians dept and no compete clauses for three years.
I was just curious because I've never had one asked me to schedule for follow up on test results and didn't know anyone who has.
Whatever it is I'll find out Tue.
Comment by Daniel W on August 30, 2016 at 8:59pm
Oh, I should have just said - calling you i to the office doesnt suggest bad news or good news, it may just reflect the doctor's style or even that of their staff,
Comment by Daniel W on August 30, 2016 at 8:46pm
My experience was that there is no standard in how test results are reported, and the way they teach in residency does not reflect either reality ir patient emotions. Personally, I hate the phone, and the vast majority of test results were emailed or mailed. If a simple change was needed - cholesterontoo high, needs higher dose of lipitor - that was conveyed via the nurse pool. If more complicated - there is a polyp that needs biopsy - I called and the first thing I said was "This is Dr xxx and Im calling to discuss your test result". Depending on the tesult, I might say "Are you driving? We cant discuss any results in traffic so when can I call you back?". If it was absolutely bad news - cancer, usually - I first got their referral for further staging or surgery, then when I called said, "The radiologist felt that your result showed a type of cancer... then when that seemed sort of digested, I continued "This is the plan...". One reality is that often a radiologist is not always tight when they see an abnormal finding, and other tests are needed.

Personally, I think it's pathetic to call people in to the office for a result, especially after the test is done. When possible, before the test, I tried to discuss with them " How should we discuss your result? Do you want it over the phone, or in person". Probably 99% of adults want it in person and are adult enough to handle what you tell them on the phone.

I usually request my own CT scan results by email. They are too busy to call, it's ridiculous to return to their office. I just take control and tell them, "It's much more nerve wracking to wait. It either shows metastatic cancer, or something vague, or something else, or it's negative. In any case just send it to me and we'll go from there. I'm mature enough to handle bad news and prefer reading it to hearing it. I realize that my situation is different, but that's what I do,
 

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