Deb Schwartz
debschwartz
12/7/17
8:50 AM
4

I’m so glad to hear you found it helpful. So important to treat yourself with the same care and respect you treat those around you. As Ram Dass said, we’re all just walking each other home. In that vein, thanks for the thank you.

12/6/17
1:37 PM
3

Hats off and deep bows to you for an incredibly cool, collected response to some people who are having a lot of feelings.

12/6/17
7:57 AM
5

Thanks for enriching this discussion. For many people it is as exactly as you say—hopeful, and empowering. Others find that it’s really important to say “hey, I was victimized, this thing happened to me against my will”.

12/6/17
7:45 AM
2

Yes, thanks for so clearly outlining the context around this word and I second your thought that it’s really an individual choice.

12/5/17
10:40 PM
4

Well...I am happy and sad to tell you that you are not alone in feeling this way. The good news is you are able to feel all of these things: sorrow for yourself, compassion for others, and rage—all totally normal, human, healthy.

11/23/17
2:03 PM
1

Your cardiologist would not approve but damn, your breakfast and lunch menus sound good.

9/9/17
9:54 PM
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I’d love more research on the topic but on the upside, legalization in the U.S. hasn’t been linked with increased crashes or fatalities (and I hope we won’t have to insert a “yet” into this sentence in the future).

9/9/17
9:49 PM
1

Have you tried the app and what does it do? I really cannot imagine consulting my phone or anything else that can’t be washed with warm soapy water during the prep! Not unless it’s going to incorporate all of the suggestions here. If it could apply Vaseline to my bum and make me a cup of ginger tea, then I would Read more

9/9/17
9:43 PM
1

Interesting. Never heard of the pills part! And I too am a huge fan of ginger tea.

9/9/17
9:38 PM
2

That’s hilarious and your gastroenterologist would NOT be happy to hear about this menu.

9/8/17
3:06 PM
1

Good lord. You may have tried this/it may not be relevant but if the procedure was performed at a hospital you should contact their financial assistance office.

9/8/17
3:02 PM
2

Oh, man. I’m so sorry. That is rough. Totally with you. The procedure isn’t a big deal. The alternative definitely is.

9/8/17
3:00 PM
3

I’m sorry about your father and good for you for staying on top of it. And yeah, the propofol was a wacky good time.

9/8/17
2:55 PM
2

I had an endoscopy wide awake, with just some local numbing agent and the instruction to swallow a tube. It was horrible. I was young, didn’t know better (and apparently neither did the doctor).

9/8/17
12:11 PM
4

“Damn,” I said to the doc, “I was hoping to drive my steamroller down the street and adjust my 401k while I was at it.” Read more