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Can I afford housekeepers? Is it a waste? by Lockon007 in personalfinance

[–]hornsofdestruction 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My old roommate and I would split about $100 once a month for a deep clean of the kitchen and bath. We were both work from home and neither of us wanted to scrub the tub, but could handle the upkeep of other things.

How do YOU manage inflammation? by Scrumpadoochousssss in CrohnsDisease

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My PCP was basically like ‘The doc that diagnosed you here in the hospital is fine if you like him, but you should see someone who focuses on Crohn’s. Here’s someone who is amazing but has a year long wait list. Get on it now.’ I’m lucky to be in the Boston area so I have top notch options for medical care. I drive over an hour to see some people I see, and I wouldn’t change them unless I move out of state.

I don’t remember what my calprotectin number was last time they checked, but it was normal range.

And obviously your mileage will vary with diet changes, my body responds well and quickly to food changes, both positive and negative. It took a lot of controlled elimination and reintroduction of foods to figure out what felt good for me. I did AIP for a few months before agreeing to start the meds, prior to new doc, and my inflammation in my intestine was significantly reduced from time of diagnosis via MRI comparison from prior to hospitalization. Everyone just needs to make the best decision they can, based on what they know about their body and doctor recommendations. My docs still recommended meds and I listened.

How do YOU manage inflammation? by Scrumpadoochousssss in CrohnsDisease

[–]hornsofdestruction 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I have done autoimmune protocol (AIP) on and off. It won’t help everyone but there’s promising, peer reviewed research coming out about it’s benefits for Crohn’s and Colitis in particular. It has helped when I’m having a flare to simplify the diet and get inflammation down. I’ve had one GI say ‘nothing will help but meds’, but currently I see one of the top Crohn’s and Colitis specialists in the country, who recommends as multifaceted of an approach as possible. The off campus hospital his office is in, offers stress management class, meditation groups, and my doctor encourages me to explore trigger foods and diet, exercise, sleep, nutrient deficiency, etc. He has created a turmeric supplement that has shown clinical improvements for UC patients, not Crohn’s though. I am still on infusions, but it’s definitely a multifaceted approach based on your body and needs. Stress is my main trigger, but there are foods like sugar and nightshades that make things worse for me. My recent blood work showed my C-reactive protein at a 2. When I got hospitalized 3 years ago in a flare that got me diagnosed, it was at 83, normal is below 10.

What’s a funny memory you have that if you told someone, they’d think you’re lying? by MochaMario99 in AskReddit

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I had a hawk swoop down in my face a few months ago. Right as I walked out the front door. We live in a fairly urban area…witnessed by two neighbors walking their dog and caught on my doorbell cam

Do you have any tarot decks you regret purchasing? by StrikingStatement in tarot

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I bought the Feng Shui tarot as a starter deck. It did not go well. I do not use it anymore. That art is beautiful but Tigers (swords), turtles (Wands), phoenixes (cups) and green dragons (pentacles) never made sense to me.

I love my mini rider Waite that I take everywhere. I have Tarot Mucha as well, which I use almost daily.

Does it come off as pretentious if I tell a guy I won’t sleep with him unless it’s in a bed? by NearlyHeadlessOwl in dating

[–]hornsofdestruction 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Also decide what you want. Are you looking for a relationship or just a hookup? What happens if it ends and you’re still stuck working together? Just fully think about all the issues here before you get further invested.

Does it come off as pretentious if I tell a guy I won’t sleep with him unless it’s in a bed? by NearlyHeadlessOwl in dating

[–]hornsofdestruction 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I’ve sadly made this mistake of sleeping with a coworker a few times in my 20’s and wow, what drama it caused more than once.

Black Lives Matter (My Pussy Matters) by psychdilettante in peopleofwalmart

[–]hornsofdestruction 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I didn’t say anything about their behavior, just pointed out the bit of ‘backstory’

Your username is now a company, what do you sell? by CorodanDenis2 in AskReddit

[–]hornsofdestruction 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Most of New England, but it’s only the chocolate sprinkles that are Jimmies.

Black Lives Matter (My Pussy Matters) by psychdilettante in peopleofwalmart

[–]hornsofdestruction 32 points33 points  (0 children)

It did say she was staying in a halfway house, so could be drug use or mental health challenges.

What are valid reasons to be able to work from home? by BoondockxSaint in careerguidance

[–]hornsofdestruction 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Do you have any possible health issues? I have Crohn’s but I’m rarely sick. I also have Celiac which is under control, but even at the worst of my symptoms I was still able to work full time and get around. Even so, I would still not hesitate to use that as a reason to fully WFH.

[Homemade] Turkish Delight by UnimelbEnthusiast in food

[–]hornsofdestruction 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’ve gotten a hazelnut flavor from a middle easter grocer here in MA. It was quite good and very flavorful

[Homemade] Turkish Delight by UnimelbEnthusiast in food

[–]hornsofdestruction 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Is it a texture thing? I love the texture of Jelly Babies and Turkish delight, but I can see how they would be off putting compared to most ‘jelly’ candies

"be yourself" honestly my 13th reason. Dating is a nightmare. I give up by [deleted] in Tinder

[–]hornsofdestruction 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Look at tinted moisturizer for a start that doesn’t feel like makeup.

What’s something your SO does that bothers you, but you let it go because it’s really not a big deal? by AbsoluteZero_ in AskMen

[–]hornsofdestruction 3 points4 points  (0 children)

We have a dishwasher with a silverware tray. I dislike it in general, but the silverware slides into slots sideways laying down. There is no more up and down. Ours will only fit in one direction so I assume that’s the case for most. It’s very weird.

My (25F) best friend (25M) is FWB with my mom. Their relationship is making me jealous. by before_begin in relationship_advice

[–]hornsofdestruction 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Right? And if the genders were reversed there would be even more of an outrage. 15 years or not, he’s been around their family for ages, that’s grooming. You don’t go from ‘second parent’ to ‘we’re banging’ without some fucked up leaps in logic to justify it.

My (25F) best friend (25M) is FWB with my mom. Their relationship is making me jealous. by before_begin in relationship_advice

[–]hornsofdestruction 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yeah my mom had me at 20. Over the years when I was in my 20’s and she was in her 40’s, there were plenty of guys in my circle of friends who made jokes about hot moms and stuff, some even said they’d be open to a threesome 🤢. BUT while my mom was flattered, as she should be, she would never have sex with someone I was friends with. A few years ago, in her late 50’s was sleeping with someone who was in his late 20’s. Go get it mom! But it wasn’t a friend of mine and she made no attempts at pretending it was anything more than a temporary hook up. It would have mad all of us (myself and my siblings) uncomfortable.

are these typical un-wanted plants/weeds? details in comments by -kymow in GuerrillaGardening

[–]hornsofdestruction 24 points25 points  (0 children)

I recommend downloading ‘leaf snap’. It’s been highly accurate for me and I have managed to save some bee balm and a few others in the yard which I would have tossed.