I fucked up my makeup laugh crying at this.
@StandardTuber I learned from a biochem class, so take this with a big ole grain of salt b/c he wasn't a doc, he was a professor:
The feeling you get is low blood sugar, but it can't be labeled hypoglycemia, because your body is in the process of breaking down stored sugars in the liver to keep your glucose levels constant. You can still dip below "normal" when not diabetic, but your body corrects for it b/c you have a functioning pancreas.
I would be interested what the dietician has to say because this makes sense to me, but doesn't help me at all, because when I get that feeling all I do is stuff my face with crackers, and I'm not sure if that's the right thing.
@apples and oranges Plant proteins are typically sources of good cholesterol: avocados, nuts, etc. Other things my doc told me (I'm in the same situation) drinking orange juice, moderate wine consumption, aerobic exercise.
I listen to Unapologetic and pretend it came out in 2013. I'm very accustomed to new Rihanna every year, and I feel the absence. Went to see the Diamonds World Tour and damn it was a good time.
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Ahah! Hi Claire and Alan! It's Maura, nice to see you on my favorite website.
@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose Show up when you're ready. I go to Al-Anon, and even when I attend sporadically they always welcome me back with big hugs.
I love this series thus far. Dad is a quarter century AA devotee, glad to know the program is working for you!
@Blushingflwr When my dad did chemo, they told him ABSOLUTELY NO SUPPLEMENTS because they could inhibit his chemotherapy drugs. The FDA has to get involved if an herbal supplement can inhibit FUCKING POISON.
@commanderbanana Just take the Costco brand, they have v. strict food safety standards, and it extends to private label supplements!
God, I am super horrified by being able to pay a woman to wash my feet. The only way I can make it less horrifying is by tipping well and cracking jokes to my pedicurist about how she has to shave my feet like cheese.