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Hello Baby Boomers…

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I don’t know about the rest of you, but especially since I have Lupus, I have more aches and pains then Carter has LIVER PILLS!

I am afraid to sleep near humans, as I snore (the dog doesn’t seem to mind, thank goodness!).

And I was tossing and turning so much at night that I woke up tired every morning.

I was afraid to answer personal ads as all said…”no baggage” and the bags under my eyes were definitely weekenders!

I knew that waking up with lower back pain was a sleeping issue

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MY problem was that I had a FLAT BED.

I didn’t know this until I started talking a friend about my hideous sleep/bed problems. She sells Contour Beds. So, guess what I now own…you got it, a CONTOUR BED.

It has been two weeks already and even though it takes about a month to get used to any new bed…I LOVE MINE…I hate to get out of it as it relieves pressure on my whole body.

I am sleeping better, snoring less, I am hardly tossing and turning, there is less pressure on my kidneys heart and lungs from sleeping on my side, better circulation, that weekender baggage under my eyes has already turned into an over night valise, just to name a few.

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Even my dog likes it…the vibrator and wave motion scared her at first but now when she hears it turn on…she comes over to join in the relaxation!

I hear it has over a 1000 positions…but, I haven’t tried them all out yet…

I thought that you would like to hear about my NONFLAT bed experience and read some neat information about it.

Baby Boomers…you have got to have one of these beds.

You know how to contact me if you need more information…
~The Baby Boomer Queen~
By the By…I do have Queen sized bed!

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Sleeping and lying down is the only time in which complete relaxation were experienced by the body. We all know that pain and aching are lessened in the muscles, ligaments and the spine. Moreover, anyone suffering from a back injury or chronic pain needs to have good quality, comfortable sleep in order to help in the healing process and to ease discomfort.

Adjustable beds are not the extravagance they once used to be. This are not only for the aged and infirm either. Adjustable beds are for you and me. I know, because I have one. It was the best investment I ever made. If you seriously want a good nights sleep or to ease pain and discomfort a Contour bed is the ticket!

My adjustable bed is my special retreat where I spend time reflecting, sharing time with my loved one, reading a good book, and even watching the occasional DVD and TV. I put a stop to the frustrating battle with an unmanageable stack of pillows {I used to sleep with 7 pillows} that would linger longer, and put an end to my sore neck and lower back pain. My adjustable bed was so successful, that I began to notice reduced tension, strain, soreness. I really achieved a quality nights sleep; something, which had eluded me for years.

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Best of all, my adjustable bed was an affordable luxury, and I am convinced that it is a piece of furniture that everyone deserves to own. Especailly if you are like me and have heath issues that need to be addressed!

How does an adjustable bed work, you ask???

Adjustable beds, sometimes referred to as the semi~fowler or fetal position bed, can be altered to many varied positions. Sleeping slightly inclined gives comfort to many people with back problems. With the upper body slightly elevated and additional support to the knees at a slight angle, this position eases some stress off the lower back. It provides support to the spinal curves and lightens the pressure over the entire body.

At the touch of a button, an adjustable bed can be transformed into many relaxing and comfortable positions, which will support your head, neck, shoulders, upper and lower back, hips, thighs, legs, and feet. Your muscles shall relax and local blood circulation in your legs is unimpaired and may be increased by simply elevating your legs with the tap of a finger on your hand control.

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Your body’s weight is comfortably distributed so you are able to breathe easily. The relaxing contoured positions you are able to assume allow you to remain on your back all night long.

To relax and sleep in the most comfortable position of all, the semi~fowler or fetal position, just touch a button and adjust yourself to contour into shape. Many people told researchers that they slept in recliner lounges in this position before they got their adjustable bed because it was actually more comfortable than their ordinary ‘FLAT BED’.

Your adjustable bed will provide comfortable sleeping in a slightly inclined position compared to lying flat on your regular flat mattress. There are many back conditions, which can be eased up to give more relief to people in the following situations.

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    I concider Contour Beds to be recreational beds as well…
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    Spinal Stenosis

Most people with this back problem find more comfort by bending forward rather than standing upright. Unfortunately, flat mattresses provide the least comfort compared to sleeping inclined on an adjustable bed.

    Degenerative spondylolisthesis

An adjustable bed will reduce the pain and discomfort in the lower back and provide comfortable and restful sleep during the night.

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    Osteoarthritis

This back impediment is accompanied by pain, stiffness and aching. An adjustable bed offers better support by lessening density and compression in the joints.

    Back surgery

Patients agreed that they felt more comfort using an adjustable bed in contrast to a flat mattress following lower back surgery.

WHY do you think all HOSPITALS have adjustable beds, in every room?
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THIS BED IS GROOVY!

This is my testimonial and review on Contour Beds. No one stuck bamboo sticks under my nails OR threatened me with tofu [I hate tofu].
~The Baby Boomer Queen~
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Thank you ArticleSender and Mei Dela Cruz
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Netizens scamming the scammers

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A Canadian woman weary of e~mail scams said she is fighting Internet crooks by playing naive and wasting their time.

The Surrey, British Columbia, woman, who identified herself as Nissa, said she constantly asks scammers for more information so they’ll pay her special attention and spend less time scamming more gullible Internet users, the Vancouver (British Columbia) Province reported Tuesday.

“I think I can get a few months out of him,” she said of one scammer, who gave his name in the e~mails as “Patrick Chan,” who she has been stringing along for three weeks.

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Nissa is one of an increasing number of Internet users to devote time to scamming the scammers. The results of some successful scam baiters can be seen at Web sites including thescambaiter.com and 419eater.com.

Despite the growing trend, Canadian anti~fraud hotline Phonebusters said at least 4,000 Canadians were victimized by e~mail scams in 2007. The victims lost a collective $18 million, the company said.

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Thank you United Press International
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There you go Baby Boomers…where there is a will there is a way…Scammers have just found one more way to cheat honest people out of their hard earned money!

They say that prostitution is the oldest profession under the sun…I didagree…I think it is grafters and con men!

Becareful…if it seems too good to be true, most likely it is!!! Don’t let greed overcome you.

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

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“ON THE INTERNET, NOBODY KNOWS YOU ARE A DOG!”

TIPS ON GAS AND PUMPING GAS

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I don’t know what you guys are paying for gasoline…but here in California we are also paying higher, up to $3.50 per gallon. But my line of work is in petroleum for about 31 years now, so here are some tricks to get more of your money’s worth for every gallon..

Here at the Kinder Morgan Pipeline where I work in San Jose, CA we deliver about 4 million gallons in a 24 hour period thru the pipeline. One day is diesel the next day is jet fuel, and gasoline, regular and premium grades. We have 34 storage tanks here with a total capacity of 16,800,000 gallons.

Only buy or fill up your car or truck in the early morning when the ground temperature is still cold. Remember that all service stations have their storage tanks buried below ground. The colder the ground the more dense the gasoline, when it gets warmer gasoline expands, so buying in the afternoon or in the evening…your gallon is not exactly a gallon. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products plays an important role.

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An one (1) degree rise in temperature is a big deal for this business. But the service stations do not have temperature compensation at the pumps.

When you’re filling up do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to a fast mode. If you look you will see that the trigger has three (3) stages: low, middle, and high. In slow mode you should be pumping on low speed, thereby minimizing the vapors that are created while you are pumping. All hoses at the pump have a vapor return. If you are pumping on the fast rate, some other liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapor. Those vapors are being sucked up and back into the underground storage tank so you’re getting less worth for your money.

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One of the most important tips is to fill up when your gas tank is HALF FULL or HALF EMPTY. The reason for this is, the more gas you have in your tank the less air occupying its empty space. Gasoline evaporates faster than you can imagine. Gasoline storage tanks have an internal floating roof. This roof serves as zero clearance between the gas and the atmosphere, so it minimizes the evaporation. Unlike service stations, here where I work, every truck that we load is temperature compensated so that every gallon is actually the exact amount.

Another reminder, if there is a gasoline truck pumping into the storage tanks when you stop to buy gas, DO NOT fill up, most likely the gasoline is being stirred up as the gas is being delivered, and you might pick up some of the dirt that normally settles on the bottom. Hope this will help you get the most value for your money.

DO SHARE THESE TIPS WITH OTHERS!

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WHERE TO BUY USA GAS, THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW. READ ON

Gas rationing in the 80’s worked even though we grumbled about it. It might even be good for us! The Saudis are boycotting American goods. We should return the favor.

An interesting thought is to boycott their GAS.

Every time you fill up the car, you can avoid putting more money into the coffers of Saudi Arabia. Just buy from gas companies that don’t import their oil from the Saudis.

Nothing is more frustrating than the feeling that every time I fill up the tank, I am sending my money to people who are trying to kill me, my family, and my friends.

I thought it might be interesting for you to know which oil companies are the best to buy gas from and which major companies import Middle Eastern oil.


These companies import Middle Eastern oil:

Shell……………………… 205,742,000 barrels

Chevron/Texaco……… 144,332,000 barrels

Exxon/Mobil…………… 130,082,000 barrels

Marathon/Speedway… 117,740,000 barrels

Amoco……………………….62,231,000 barrels

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Citgo gas is from South America, from a Dictator who hates Americans. If you do the math at $30/barrel, these imports amount to over $18 BILLION! (oil is now $90~$100 a barrel)

Here are some large companies that do not import Middle Eastern oil:

Sunoco………………0 barrels

Conoco………………0 barrels

Sinclair………………0 barrels

BP/Phillips……………0 barrels

Hess………………….0 barrels

ARC0…………………0 barrels

All of this information is available from the Department of Energy and each is required to state where they get their oil and how much they are importing.

But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of gas buyers. It’s really simple to do. Send them to my blog so that they can read this.

Here is a my link on this article:
https://babyboomeradvisorclub.wordpress.com/2008/03/27/tips-on-pumping-gas-and-getting-your-moneys-worthgas-secrets/
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I don’t know who wrote this article…it was sent to me vai Cananda…but the tips are correct…I worked for Chevron USA for a while, while in Texas…even as far as being on thier “Energy Crisis Committee.” Is that an OXIE MORON or what???

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Lupus got its name from the Latin word for wolves, Canis Lupus. Lupus manifests it facial rashes, like facial markings of a wolf.

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MOST IMPORTANT: Finding the Right Doctor

You do not necessarily have to find a specialist to diagnose your lupus. A family practitioner, internist, or general practitioner can also diagnose the disease. However, when it comes to dealing with the variety of symptoms and side effects of lupus, you may end up visiting with a variety of physicians known as your treatment team.

For the most part you will end up seeing at least one of two specialists besides your current family doctor. If you have cutaneous lupus you will probably see a dermatologist to definitively diagnose your condition. A dermatologist is a doctor that specializes in skin disorders. However, you could also end up seeing an urologist, neurologist, cardiac specialist, and an orthopedic surgeon depending on your symptoms.

Yet when it comes to SLE, you will most likely be visiting with a rheumatologist. A rheumatologist is a doctor that specializes in treating arthritis, and other conditions of the joints, muscles, and bones. While these two medical specialties are focuses on symptoms that fit with your type of Lupus, there are some doctors that are more qualified than others, because they actually specialize in treating Lupus patients.

When you suspect that you have lLpus, you will probably start off working with your family doctor. He or she may recommend that you find a specialist, so you should know where you can find a Lupus doctor and how to choose the best doctor for you. Not every person’s disease travels the same path and people relate to doctors differently. Discuss your options with your family doctor to find someone who is well respected in the field but also fits with your payment options and personality. Also, be sure to check credentials and board certification. Do not be afraid to interview your doctors, because you cannot be intimidated about following your treatment.

Here are some resources that can help you find a specialist:

American Board of Medical Specialties:
http://www.abms.org/login.asp

American Medical Association:
http://www.ama-assn.org/

Lupus Foundation of America:
http://www.lupus.org/support/findadoctor.html

St. Thomas Lupus Trust (UK) :
http://www.lupus.org.uk

Preparing for the Consultation
Before you head out to discuss your Lupus with a specialist, you need to do some preparation on your own. Make sure you look up the doctor’s qualifications. There is no sense going to meet with a specialist that doesn’t specialize in treating Lupus. Also, talk to your insurance provider to if your visit is covered or what percentage will be covered.

Your medical history is also important prior to going in for your consultation. Start off by going through all of your prior doctor visits and write down any diagnoses and symptoms you have experienced. Write down a list of your medications. You should also write down some of your current symptoms like where you experience pain, how often, and how severe. Are there any triggers? What time of day is worse? Also, if you have any copies of your medical records, bring those with you. Finally, write down your family’s medical history, too.

You also need to write down some questions to ask your doctor. Why should you write them down? Sometimes the doctors will be giving you a lot of information, and you can often forget to ask something. If you take some time to write down your questions you will be less likely to forget something. Also, if you leave space, you can take notes so you don’t forget what the doctor is telling you.

Some of the questions you should ask when you are interviewing a potential specialist include:

How will you communicate with my other physicians?
Do you treat other patients with lupus?
What are your results in your other lupus patients?
Where will my tests be conducted?
How will your nurses be used in my care?
Have you ever worked with any of my other doctors?

When you finish “interviewing” the specialist, you should ask yourself the following questions to determine if this doctor is the right fit:

Did the doctor and the staff treat me with respect?
Was I given all the time I needed to ask questions and get answers?
Did the doctor appear knowledgeable about lupus?
Did the doctor and I communicate well?

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Thank you Freedon from Lupus
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Chosing the right Doctor is like chosing the right marriage partner…
When you talk to this Physican, ask them about the number one Super FOOD in the World the Acai Berry.
If they don’t tell you about all the great advantages to taking this fruit…then they are the wrong doctor! Medications are wrong for a Lupus patient…as drugs induce worse actions/reactions with your body.
If I can help you in any way…contact me…I will assist you in any way that I am able. I am NOT a Doctor, but I am a Lupus Survivor and I want you to be too!

http://www.MyMonaVie.com/SharonSutley

Smiles and world peace,
~The Baby Boomer Queen~


Exposure Equals Results

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This is it…Ambert needs your help and your MONEY.

Dig deep Baby Boomers!

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

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Here is the direct link to Amber Alert:

http://www.codeamber.org/

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Watch out for BIG BROTHER…how to order a pizza in 2020…

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Rmember that song “In the year 2222 if man is still alive…”

PG 13 and older Valentine instructions…enter/play at you own risk…might be concidered off colored…but NOT by me…do not play if you are easily offened!

Have a HAPPY Valentines Day
~The Baby Boomer Queen~

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