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Other Buffalo bad winters...

Thursday, November 20, 2014

winter of '77

1999 (40+ inches), and 1966 (32 in w/ high winds on top of 18 preexisting inches) beat 1977...sorry to say, I was here for all 3. Not that 77 was any picnic. 1993 sucked too. then there was the Ice storm of 91.

  
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STITCH4EVER 11/21/2014 12:36PM

    HAVING COME FROM A STATE WHERE OVER HALF OUR SNOW WAS LAKE-EFFECT SNOW (WISCONSIN) I CAN SYMPATHIZE WITH THOSE IN BUFFALO. I WAS SO ACCUSTOMED TO THREE OR MORE FEET OF SNOW ON THE GROUND. WE HAD TO PUT ORANGE FLAGS ON OUR CAR ANTENNAS SO PEOPLE COULD SEE US BACKING OUT OF OUR OWN DRIVEWAYS. AND WE ALWAYS, ALWAYS, HAD TO SHOVEL OFF OUR ROOFS.
ERIN

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DS9KIE 11/21/2014 9:46AM

    yikes that's ALOT of snow

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DONNABRIGHT 11/21/2014 8:31AM

    Are you re-thinking your decision to move near Buffalo? So nice to be near family but that kind of weather is scary!

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MSFROGGIE 11/21/2014 7:52AM

    sending emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon your way from emoticon Florida!!

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NASFKAB 11/20/2014 10:57PM

  interesting

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2HAMSDIET 11/20/2014 9:13PM

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FROSTY99 11/20/2014 7:16PM

    I remember in 84 (I think) we got hit with 2 ft of snow in 12 hours and it shut the city down. Can't imagine all that snow and certainly now I hope I don't see any or we are all in trouble! emoticon

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LADYDARYA 11/20/2014 4:47PM

    I hope you are staying warm. I do wish we would get snow here. I remember the last winter I lived in Alaska is was 82 below where I lived (and I love the place and want to go back?? am I insane?)

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MBPP50 11/20/2014 2:45PM

    Wow- I can not even begin to imagine living like that. Yikes!

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1CRAZYDOG 11/20/2014 1:08PM

    Hope your family is coping!

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A_BIT_AT_A_TIME 11/20/2014 1:02PM

    I remember the winter of '77 - I was 16 - all us rural kids got stuck in town at school for two days, sleeping in the gym on gym mats.

Sounds like some areas are getting a decade's worth of snow all at once. It seems early to be getting this type of storm - usually don't get this til mid January or later.

Stay warm!

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SEATTLE58 11/20/2014 12:53PM

    emoticon emoticon Keep safe and warm! emoticon

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Healing foods for before and after surgery...Whole Foods article

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=ne
wtip&dbid=12


(Nothing new here but it reminds me to continue focusing on high density nutrient foods--like Dr. Fuhrman preaches. Chris)

Some nutrients have taken center stage in the animal research on healing, and these nutrients include vitamin C, flavonoids, vitamin A, protein, and zinc.

Rich sources of vitamin C and flavonoids include fruits and vegetables such as broccoli, bell peppers, cauliflower, and berries.

When it comes to vitamin A, some of these same foods will also be very helpful since they will provide you with rich amounts of beta-carotene, a "pro-vitamin A" nutrient that can be partially converted into fully active vitamin A.

Other foods that can provide you with preformed, fully active vitamin A include dairy products and eggs, and calf's liver, which will also provide you with the protein important for healing.

Zinc is especially concentrated in red meats as well as nuts and seeds. (If you're increasing red meat to support the healing process, however, make sure that you stick with the very leanest cuts of red meat such as top round, bottom round, eye of round, or ground beef made from them

Dietary fiber plays a key role here, and should not be overlooked.
In addition to the fruits and vegetables already discussed,
legumes and beans and whole grains will often be essential in getting your fiber intake up to a level that can promote optimal healing.

Connective tissue has a very unique structure that is different than most tissues in the body because it is not composed of cells.

Instead, you'll find a special matrix of proteins (primarily collagen), fibers, and cross-purpose molecules (part carbohydrate and part protein in many cases) all embedded in a fluid environment that is unique to tendons, ligaments, joints, cartilage, and muscle coverings (called fasciae).

Along with this uniqueness of connective tissue comes some unique nutrient needs whenever surgery has damaged the tissue, requiring connective tissue regeneration and remodeling.

There's research evidence to support a focus on four vitamins when connective tissue healing is required, and those four vitamins are:

vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, and the B-complex vitamins.


You'll be covering the bases well in this situation if you emphasize green leafy vegetables in your diet (kale, for example, scores "excellent" in our rating system for vitamins A and C, "good" for vitamin E and also for a variety of B-complex vitamins including B1, B2, B3, B6, and folate).

  
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DS9KIE 11/20/2014 12:59AM

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NASFKAB 11/19/2014 11:21PM

  thanks Chris must keep it

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KATBWIN 11/19/2014 9:44PM

    Interesting article. Thanks for sharing

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SWEDE_SU 11/19/2014 6:40PM

    good information with DH recovering from surgery right now! thanks for sharing.

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FROSTY99 11/19/2014 5:44PM

    Very informative-thanks for sharing.

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2HAMSDIET 11/19/2014 5:20PM

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SEATTLE58 11/19/2014 4:55PM

    Thanks Chris! I'll be having a total knee replacement on Dec. 15th, so am needing to eat more iron and so many other nutrients more. This info. is so useful with also info. from my doctor too. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! emoticon

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MBPP50 11/19/2014 4:36PM

    Good info- thanks!

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PJMX18 11/19/2014 3:57PM

    Thanks for the info! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 11/19/2014 3:42PM

    Awesome information! emoticon

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This is so scary to me....where are we heading!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

gleichschaltung





PRONUNCIATION:

(GLYK-shalt-toong)


MEANING:

noun: The forced standardization of political, economic, and cultural institutions, as in an authoritarian state.


ETYMOLOGY:

From German gleichschalten (to bring into line), from gleich (same) + schalten (to switch, turn). The term was used by the Nazi regime for totalitarian control. Earliest documented use: 1933.


USAGE:

"I think they will see them as a small part of a pattern of the destruction of the independence not only of the medical profession, but of all professions, that is part of the great bureaucratic Gleichschaltung of British society."
Theodore Dalrymple; In Defence of David Southall; The Spectator (London, UK); Sep 6, 2008. Wordsmith.org

  
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MSFROGGIE 11/20/2014 7:37AM

    It is scary!

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DJ4HEALTH 11/20/2014 3:38AM

    That is were this world is heading too along with the USA!

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FROSTY99 11/19/2014 3:04PM

    Scary, very scary

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DONNABRIGHT 11/19/2014 12:52PM

    Oh to go back to simpler times!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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1CRAZYDOG 11/19/2014 10:42AM

    Yes, these are definitely concerning times!

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MBPP50 11/19/2014 10:33AM

    We need to maintain our independence and individuality!

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Mid November! 2014 snow --where my family lives! Oh my!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

This is where all my family lives --near Buffalo, NY. And where we will be moving to next year.... chris




The thruway very close to my brother's house.


My niece's house!

  
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EVER-HOPEFUL 11/21/2014 5:07AM

    you can always rethink your move,lol. emoticon i love the snow which is one of the reasons i live where i do

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DS9KIE 11/20/2014 1:04AM

    emoticon emoticon WOW WEE yikes

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2HAMSDIET 11/19/2014 5:17PM

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TREKPURRSON 11/19/2014 4:57PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Saw a program on "Lake Effect" snow recently on the Weather Channel. They mentioned Buffalo specifically as a place that consistently gets inundated with overwhelming amounts of snow from this , because of their location in relation to the Great Lakes, every year! Are you SURE you want to live there?!?
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GINNABOOTS 11/19/2014 3:27PM

    I live in lower Michigan and we have been having lake effect snow the last week or so, but nothing like that. We are expected to get another 8 inches today on top of what we already have. Going to be 48 on Sunday so most of it will melt. Oh well I have been living here my whole life and I love winter so bring it on.

Don't know where you live now, but if you don't like snow brace yourself.

Take care,

Ginna

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 11/19/2014 1:33PM

    As much as you love your family and want to be near them, I'd really reconsider the move. Maybe closer but not in the area of Buffalo. Buffalo gets a lot of lake effect snow and you're seeing an early season (fall) snow here. I pray your family is okay. There are many risks you need to think on in moving to an area prone to these heavy snows.

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TWESTEN1 11/19/2014 1:20PM

    Don't do it!!! Snow is great but Buffalo gets WAY too much :)

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DONNABRIGHT 11/19/2014 12:53PM

    Are you sure you want to do this??????????????

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BTRFLYDOG 11/19/2014 12:23PM

    I hope you have a lot of warm clothes! I live in AZ I would have to buy a whole new wardrobe to move there.

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PARKSCANADA 11/19/2014 10:40AM

    Crazy weather! Everyone stay warm and safe - and when you get a chance have fun in the snow. emoticon emoticon

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SEATTLE58 11/19/2014 10:37AM

    I'm sending lots of sunshine!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHICAM 11/19/2014 10:30AM

    I do not miss snow at all. I was raised in Toronto Ontario and this is also a area for big snow falls. White Christmas's are beautiful though.

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WHYNOTJ1 11/19/2014 10:25AM

    Wow, that's a lot of snow!

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NEWTEXDEBBIE 11/19/2014 9:57AM

    B U R R R R R R !

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MBPP50 11/19/2014 9:50AM

    Oh. My. Gosh! That is crazy. Are you sure you want to move there?

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BERGBA7 11/19/2014 9:42AM

    OMG! Sending warm thoughts!
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1CRAZYDOG 11/19/2014 9:41AM

    OMG -- that's all I can say. HUGS and prayers.

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HMBROWN1 11/19/2014 9:37AM

    I saw on the news today! I heard some places had 6 feet! Thought I heard wrong!

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Get a "Personal Nurse" from your insurance company--well some insurance companies

Tuesday, November 18, 2014



www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po
st=take_control_of_your_life_with_a_pe
rsonal_health_nurse



This is new to me. But my insurance might have this service. I will check.

chris

  
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2HAMSDIET 11/19/2014 5:16PM

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BTRFLYDOG 11/19/2014 9:28AM

    Gosh I hope yours does! All insurance companies are not equal -that's for sure. emoticon

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DONNABRIGHT 11/19/2014 7:50AM

    When we had Blue Cross we had a nurse phone line but you never got the same person twice. I don't know if Medicare covers anything like this.

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DS9KIE 11/19/2014 12:59AM

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DJ4HEALTH 11/18/2014 11:11PM

    Hope that the insurance covers it. Sometimes they are free too.

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BECKYSFRIEND 11/18/2014 10:19PM

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1CRAZYDOG 11/18/2014 9:12PM

    Thank goodess I'm mhy own personal nurse! Definitely a good thing to check into w/chronic diseases.

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FROSTY99 11/18/2014 9:00PM

    That would be awesome if they would-a great help to you.

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