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October 8, 2013 1:36 pm at 1:36 pm in reply to: Any Golders Greeners? #977762
I’m from Golders Green. The area is full of every kind of Jew. Once you move to London you will probably try out a few different shuls until you find the one you are most comfortable in. I wouldn’t worry about it now….September 24, 2012 11:34 am at 11:34 am in reply to: Help! Book Dilemma — Appropriate or not? #906412
Anything by Thomas Hardy (I did “Far from the Madding Crowd” in school. The Bronte sisters. Dickens. The English classics are wonderful – and I AM biased being from England 🙂July 5, 2012 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm in reply to: Jew on Americas got Talent #885361
I watch America’s Got Talent. It warmed my heart to see a frum kid on the show. What a wonderful change from some of the wierd, pierced, tattooed youth of today. For a young, respectful, clean cut, well spoken kid, to walk onto a stage with a kippa on his head – how can that not be a Kiddush Hashem! Yes, you can say it’s a bad environment for a frum kid, but if the kid is strong in his yiddishkeit (which I believe he is), and he has his parents there with him (which they are), then I say good for him. I don’t know if he will go on to win the whole competition, but I know I will be voting for him!April 25, 2012 1:04 pm at 1:04 pm in reply to: Words from an ex IDF solider for Yom HaZikaron #1163067
Please do not be disrespectful to the many, many men and women who have given their lives to protect OUR Eretz Yisroel. This is meant to be a day to remember them.February 19, 2012 4:08 am at 4:08 am in reply to: British Posters #1096520
I’m a proud brit too!February 16, 2012 12:03 am at 12:03 am in reply to: Memoir called "Unorthodox" and its effect on us #868672
Ok, that’s what I thought! I read the whole book last night. I do NOT think she tells lies in her book (but I am not Satmar). The ONLY feeling I had after reading her book was that of pity, for her. She had an unpleasant childhood and ended up rebelling. Not exactly rare unfortunately. I think everyone should just lay off her – she’s had her two minutes of fame…let her just get on with her life.
There is certainly no reason for people here to start arguing about chasidus.February 15, 2012 9:47 pm at 9:47 pm in reply to: Memoir called "Unorthodox" and its effect on us #868661
Ok, hands up. Who exactly has read the WHOLE of Ms. Feldman’s book? I don’t mean just snippets, or reviews…who has actually read the WHOLE book?January 31, 2012 7:59 pm at 7:59 pm in reply to: Limericks! #1221790
There was a young lady from China,
Who went for a trip on a liner,
She slipped on the deck,
and twisted her neck,
and now she can see right behind her.January 31, 2012 7:58 pm at 7:58 pm in reply to: Limericks! #1221789
There was a young lady named Bessie,
Who went to the Loch to see Nessie,
She fell in the mud,
With a terrible thud,
So Nessie saw Bessie all messy.December 15, 2011 4:38 am at 4:38 am in reply to: Kidney Stones – Anyone? #835573
YehudahTzvi – I had never heard of this, but went to research it after reading your message. I had lithotripsy about 17 years ago, and was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes last year. I read that the shock waves can ‘attack’ the pancreas while smashing the stones, and damage it. I never new this risk even existed – I am devastated to have Diabetes. It’s possible that 17 years ago the doctors didn’t know the long-term effects of lithotripsy.December 14, 2011 1:54 pm at 1:54 pm in reply to: Kidney Stones – Anyone? #835547
Hi! I had my first kidney stone about 20 years ago. Two years later I had 8 in my kidney. I had them smashed using shockwave lithotripsy. I then gave a lot of thought as to why I was getting them. I was drinking plenty. My opinion (just mine, not from any doctor) was this. I was drinking Evian water as I didn’t like the taste of out local tap water. If you look at the labels on bottled water, a lot of them are high in minerals and vitamins (added in on purpose). I found the calcium level in Evian was high. I stopped drinking bottled water….had a Culligan water, reverse osmosis system installed….and BA’H have not had a single stone in 18 years. I do not have any medical proof on this, but it worked for me. As far as I know there are not any guidelines for prevention. My own urologist did not believe in cutting calcium out of my diet (dairy foods etc), so I still eat whatever I want.
Hope this helps and good luck – kidney stones are NOT FUN!November 29, 2011 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm in reply to: British Posters #1096510
I’m British (but live in the States). I get water from a tap not a faucet and put petrol in my car not gas. My shopping goes in the boot of my car not the trunk and when I hear the word Math it makes me cringe. It’s MATHS short for Mathematics. Brits Rule!November 9, 2011 5:50 pm at 5:50 pm in reply to: Seeking Help From Motivated Posters #869915
Thank you so much for posting. I too have been diagnosed with type 2 and have been looking for someone to help/support/motivate me. When I was diagnosed a few months ago, my A1C was 10.8!!! With just diet (not crazy) and exercise (definitely not crazy), last month my A1C was already down to 8.0. I know I have a long way to go, but I just want to stress to you, that with very little work, you CAN DO THIS! I met with a dietician and she broke my diet into easy steps. Keep your three main meals under 45g carbs, and you can have three snacks under 15g carbs. I do cheat, but I firmly believe that being too restrictive just leads to binge eating. I have a mini reeses peanut butter cup once (or twice) a day, as I’m a chocoholic, and only have cookies or cake on shabbos. Take baby steps and it will get easier. I can’t believe that *I* am eating salad every day – something I loathe 🙂 For exercise, I bought a recumbant bike and I definitely recommend purchasing one if you afford it. I paid a couple of hundred bucks and I love mine. It is literally exercising without effort. I sit and watch tv/movie and before I know it I’ve done 45 minutes and about 5 – 6 miles.
I do NOT test my sugars, although of course it would be better if I did. I can not handle the needles etc, and for now, my doctor is ok with that. I have just started on Metformin and am building up slowly to try and get to 2000mg a day.(if you’re wondering why i’m only just starting medication now, it’s a long story…).
GOOD LUCK and please feel free to contact me. I will check in with you to see how you’re doing. Baby steps! Hatzlochah.