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Ilene Jones
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Daily Doin's, Last Part of June, 2017
Just a few odds and ends this time. Late July and early August are brutal in Oklahoma.  We haven't had any decent rain in quite awhile.  The Bermuda grass is brown, the trees that haven't been watered are dropping their leaves, and the garden is burning up....

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Herbal Harvests
Hubs and I drove down a country road one morning last month and we saw a large group of Elderberry bushes in bloom.  I was tempted to have him stop, but I had nothing to put them in and I knew they were very fragile.  So I reminded myself we are cautioned n...

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A Short Lymphedema and Weight Loss Report
Well, we have had some ups and downs.  My compression stockings came in, and I was sent home wearing them.  They are made by JuZo, they have a website, juzousa.com.  They were expensive but they seemed to be nicely made.  Silver knitted into the entire stoc...

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A Little Bit Of Everything, June 2017
I thought I'd start off this time by sharing a few things I've seen on the Internet, or the TV, or heard from friends, that might be worth passing on.  A few are things that have just occurred to me during idle times.  I know people who have these big conve...

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More Lymphedema Information And Progress Report
The Lymphatic System:  sewer of the body.  Next topic. That's what my Lymphedema therapist told me her doctor said he was taught in medical school about the Lymphatic System.  Isn't that just about the saddest thing you ever saw, especially since there are ...

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Well, Don't That Beat All....
I have had my last therapy sessions for my shoulder.  I have full range of motion and pain only now and then.  I'm sleeping a lot better.  I feel blessed to have gone to Bartlesville Physical Rehab for that reason and more.  One of the reasons is that their...

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Weight Loss Progress -- FINALLY!!
I am happy to be able to tell you that I have finally been able to break through my weight-loss plateau.  It is such a treat to be able to see the scales going down again.  I wonder if I could get addicted to THAT?  Heh.  That's just trading one eating diso...

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Catch Up Time, Yet Again, Second Week of May
I am woefully behind on posts.  I keep thinking I should do a bunch of little short ones instead of these long things but I don't seem to be organized enough to do so.  Hubs and I have been plugging along while I try to recover from shoulder surgery.  I'm m...

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On Black And White And Everything In Between
Dr Oz had an interesting story 4/20.  Oprah's made a movie called "The Legacy of Henrietta Lacks' , here's an article about it.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/tv/in-henrietta-lacks-oprah-winfrey-reveals-one-womans-remarkable-legacy/2017/04/13...

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Preparation For The Coming Garden Year
The time is coming up now when most of us will be getting very busy on good days and twiddling our thumbs on days when it's too cold, or raining (hopefully), or the ground's too wet to mess with, or when we still have energy left in the evening (yeah, like ...
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