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2023.05.29 17:56 princessbubbles2463 Ringworm?

I’ve had this rash since august. The first picture is when I first noticed it. It’s very itchy. The next photos are all over the last 6 months. I’ve been applying antifungal cream since august. I try to apply twice a day. There are times when I’ve ran out and haven’t applied for a week, but I have been consistent for months at a time. I went to a general health doctors appt and mentioned it. She prescribed a steroid cream. I haven’t used it yet because it does seem to get better when I am consistent with the cream. I just don’t understand why it’s taking months and months of cream to go away. Am I just not being consistent enough and waiting long enough? I also had a toenail infection I got treated in December with oral terbinafine over 3 months. That has completely healed.
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2023.05.29 17:54 1N_Nothing I Hear Some of Y'all Are Hurting Financially - My Tips!

BLUF: This is long and just personal perspective. I understand a lot of you will disagree with some of the points, if you're able to read through the novel below. Feel free to provide tips/advice that you've learned over the years in the comments.
Yesterday there was a popular post on this subreddit where the OP asked how people were doing financially. I spent about an hour on that post just reading through people's comments, a lot of which were rather bleak in outlook. That post, and comments, are what drove me to make this post. I'll be upfront with this, I personally do not call myself "financially savvy," nor do I possess any financial planning qualifications. All I have to my name is some years of experience where I flip-flopped between fucking things up religiously and doing ok, followed by a few (5 or so) years (up until now) of doing things "right" in my mind's eye.
So, here's the deal. I've been a broke-ass E-3, E-4, E-5, and E-6. I've been a broke-ass single-income family with a wife and a kid. I've been a broke-ass single parent, going through a divorce. Mixed in with those "broke-ass" periods were other periods where I was financially stable and had very little financial stress. I'll get into the "Why" of that below. Around 5 years ago is when I decided to get my shit together financially; I did that as an E-6 and have thrived since. I'll be the first to acknowledge I have been fortunate in my career in the AF and am fully aware that promoting to E-7 and then going to OTS has contributed GREATLY to my financial security. But the paycheck alone is not a magical end-all-be-all to financial security; after all, I've met broke O-5's who are broke simply because they can't control their spending.
Enough with that, on to the advice:
  1. Address your relationship with your money. Your relationship with money is one of the single-most important relationships you will have during your lifetime (spouses/children/family aside). If you are indifferent towards your money, your results are likely to be disastrous. You are the architect of your financial success, own it and don't be indifferent. Also, they're right, stop buying Starbucks. It's not the Starbucks that is killing you, it's what the Starbucks represents. Impulsiveness. Impulsive nature is a financial wrecking ball. Truth be told, my own struggles and the struggles of many I've observed/helped have heavily been tied to impulsivity.
  2. Do some research on your financial behavior. Go back the last 6 months and add up ALL your expenditures by category; do this periodically even if you are financially stable, it's great homework. Put a dollar amount on how much you have spent on: groceries, eating out, car payments, car insurance, gas, cellphone, subscriptions, etc. I think you get the point. Do this so you can see exactly what you have been doing; this may be painful as you gain a new perspective on what you do. You'll already start to see some of the fat you can trim and, importantly, you will be able to get a baseline for the next tip. The budget.
  3. Build a budget and be disciplined. Earlier I mentioned how I personally had periods of being broke and financially stable periods, all at the same income level. The budget was the single-most critical factor in determining whether I would be broke or financially stable. I CANNOT possibly overstate the importance of developing your budget and following it in a disciplined manner. To develop your budget, use the data you acquired in the previous tip; with that data, you already know what areas you can or can't reduce spending in. Finally, your mentality towards your budget is probably harmful and needs to be addressed. People often view their budget as a financial prison, an automatic "No" to the things they'd like to do. But it's actually the absolute opposite. Your budget is the thing that provides you the ability to say "yes" responsibly to the things you want. I'll expand on how it's a "yes" later.
  4. Save for retirement first. After you have developed your budget, you'll have an idea of what you can spare for your retirement. Don't talk yourself out of it. Just set it and forget, you'll rarely find yourself in need of the money or realize it's even gone. The "save for retirement first" mentality and the budget are the two things that have turned my personal financial outlook around. For you BRS folks, shoot for 5% minimum to max the match. Never in your life will you get a 100% return on your investment, except for when you get that match. Even if you're in the old system, figure out a percentage you can do without and just contribute. I know right around now, some of you are probably in your own heads already screaming "I can't contribute if I don't have money," and I hear you. I do. Just realize, at this point, these things all have to work in tandem for you to be successful. Understanding how you spend feeds into reducing your expenditures and developing your budget, which in turn controls your impulsiveness and frees up money for contributions to retirement.
  5. Project your money. Projecting your money into your budget is what gives your budget the ability to tell you "yes" to things you want to do. Once your budget is developed, start funding the categories with the money in your bank account. There are some software options that make this incredibly easy. Personally, I started using YNAB a while ago and I love it. I've also used a calendar, a notebook, and the envelope system. Just find a method that works for you. Once you project your money and you know you have $100 sitting in your clothes category, you won't feel the same anxiety when you're considering purchasing something, because your budget is already telling you to go for it.
  6. Kill your debt. Place an emphasis on eliminating all of the debt in your life, aside from a mortgage. Life's far better when you don't have the stress of paying someone else on your mind. Free up the money you are spending on debt to do other things. No car payment means you have $500 extra a month to invest or enjoy.
Other pieces of advice:
  1. Credit cards. Stay the fuck away from them unless you are disciplined financially. Personally, I have an impulsive personality which is difficult for me to control, I don't have credit cards for this reason alone. If you are a disciplined person, I totally understand why you may choose to have a credit card.
  2. Transportation. Absolutely stay away from car related debt. From what I have observed, a car payment is a close second to impulsive nature when it comes to financial stress. Now, I'm not saying you can't have a decent reliable car, or a fun car if that's your hobby. Just stay away from debt and make your purchases in cash. Another relevant point here is to be reasonable in what car you need, or if you need a car at all. If you're an airman in the dorms, you can probably get away with no car in a lot of locations. While in the dorms, save for a car and make that purchase when you need one. If you are a family with only one person working, a single car will likely suffice. For a lot of folks, motorcycles are far cheaper to operate and an absolute blast. Public transportation is available in a lot of areas as well. As a MSgt, I drove a $1,200 Corolla with 200K+ miles on it as my commuter, drove it cross country a few times as well. I did this for a few years, and excluding gas, the cost of owning/operating that car was like $90 a month or something when I did the math. Super cheap!
  3. Vacations. They can be had for cheap. But like cars, be reasonable with what you can afford. Hawaii sounds fucking awesome, but it's not affordable for every person, especially at low-income levels. Look for things you can do more local and affordable, that are still enjoyable. The whole "a base is what you make of it" line of thinking somewhat feeds into this. I'm not saying Minot sucks cause you let it suck, Minot does suck. But, look for the things that you can do that don't drive up travel and lodging costs, that are still enjoyable for a vacation.
  4. For families with children, learn to shop for clothing cheap. I have 4 kids and our clothes, for the most part, come from places like Goodwill, Savers, Ross, etc. or they are purchased when clothes are on sale at places. When kids outgrow clothes, I donate them to the Airman's Attic.
  5. Groceries, get your shit under control. I don't know what else to say. I live in a HCOL area. I feed a family of 5 on less than $200 a week. And we eat pretty well. We don't have steak every night, but we do have steak. Learning to cook for yourself is a great thing. You'll always have high-quality food on tap. My wife and I's approach is that we cook dinner every night and have the leftovers for lunch. We tend to do 90% of our shopping on the outer ring of the grocery store, so think produce, dairy, meats, etc. We minimize our purchases of refined boxed foods.
  6. Hobbies. The hobbies you indulge should be determined by your financial state. If your broke as shit, don't go buy a GT-R because you're a car guy. Find a way to enjoy your hobbies in a way that is affordable or explore a lower cost hobby. Myself as an example, I'm a huge car guy. I do have a fun car at this point in life and one I am restoring, but they absolutely take a backseat when compared to other priorities like saving for retirement and putting food on the table. But to indulge in my car hobby, I volunteer at a local racetrack in my free time so I can be around what I love. It's been an awesome experience and costs no more than the gas to get to the track. Hiking and camping are incredible hobbies that are low cost and improve your mental and physical health. Anytime we can double up benefits, it's a good move.
  7. If you are low income, absolutely search out the benefits that are available you. WIC was available when I was an E-3 with a wife and kid. Don't be too proud to accept some of these resources. They're here for you, use them!
  8. Second job. Get one if necessary and if you can handle it. They suck, and you'll get burned out. But even if you can get one long enough to pull yourself out of debt, do it.
I think I'm done. I know that's a lot and it's not all inclusive, they're just major things I've noticed in others and myself over the years. Sorry if anything is disjointed in my ramblings.
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2023.05.29 17:53 TheFlannC My viewpoint having mental health struggles and later became a professional in the field

There is one word in the whole psychiatry and psychology field that makes it nearly impossible to be heard. It is called denial. I am not depressed. Oh you're just in denial. You have slept in ten minutes every weekend and you didn't finish the lunch I packed. Not eating, sleeping too much. Never been in the TTI system myself, but definitely through the wild ride in my late teens all through the 20's. Often when I had voluntarily admitted myself (yes VOLUNTARILY saying I am not well and need some help) I was admitted to a unit where I was (likely) treated worse than a criminal. Having depression, anxiety, etc in their eyes was against the law. For a while, psych units did not even let people go outside as the belief was going outside meant you were well enough in the eyes of the insurance managed care system to be discharged. Every day for two weeks I emphasized I am NOT suicidal and just here to get back on track.
I know the TTI is a little different but some of the same things still apply. It is like what you say can and will be held against you which ironically is part of the rights people are read when arrested.
I went to school and studied further in the field of psych and then worked doing in home visits for young people who were struggling. I saw what went on behind the scenes and it was not good at the place I worked. I saw it from the angle of actually having been a patient (and still receive treatment thankfully have a very good doctor now who gets me and knows my past).
For a short time I worked at a special needs residential school as a dorm parent. I read about the "typical student" that would attend that school and found that this was clearly not the student they had in that program. I would call the school a step down from a wilderness TTI program. On my first week an off duty staff member said she spotted a student two miles down the road just walking not wanting to be at the program. Nobody, not one staff member even knew he was missing and he had likely been gone for three or more hours! If that were my son I'd pull him out faster than you could blink your eyes and I would make sure that program was shut down when I was done....but for them it was like "oh he does this all the time". I don't think so. Not to get into too much detail but there was one kid that the whole staff labeled a "problem kid" and I connected with him. I took the time to listen. I would pull out a deck of cards to play or whatever if he got overwhelmed and it helped him refocus. Others (including a supervisor) asked why I was doing that after this kid was acting out and that I needed to "discipline him". I said has anyone tried actually connecting with and listening to these people? Anyway, a month later I had left. I guess I was not the staff they were looking for. Good luck finding someone. Sorry for those stuck in the program.
I have begun to advocate for mental health awareness. There is a stigma and it is still huge. People need help and are afraid to get it and even those who are courageous enough to reach out cannot find help because everyone is booked solid. Someone suffering from a major bout of depression cannot wait a six months or more to be seen. Going to the ER means you are going into a noisy chaotic environment where you are once again thrown into a padded room stripped of your clothing and belongings feeling like a prisoner and are there to sit until something opens up. Some people can be kept in ER's for days or more as there are no beds or facilities that will take them. It is all messed up everywhere and I can't for the life of me understand how people are OK with this. Those that are probably have never struggled with mental illness.
I have a dear friend who sent their son away for a year. He was OK when he got back as I think it was one of the better programs however it seems they d/c him and there was no follow up so he quickly regressed back into his old ways. He ended up going to one program then back to the original which in my opinion made him a lot worse. I tried to talk them out of sending him and gave them other options. I really care about the guy (he is 16 now) and he has so many good qualities but has this side of him that is tough to deal with--more like the Jekyll/Hyde scenario. He is so multi-talented--musical, athletic, intelligent, etc and just a nice guy and he doesn't belong in a TTI program in my opinion. However I am not his parents and can't make that decision.
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2023.05.29 17:52 mikwee What do you think of the Israeli healthcare system?

Here in Israel, we have a special model that combines public and private healthcare, and since I know American libertarians have strong negative views on public healthcare, I would like to hear your thoughts on our way of doing things.
Here's how it works:
The law, which was codified in 1995, mandates every Israeli resident to join one of four organizations known as a kupat cholim (pl. kupot cholim), equivalent to HMOs in the United States: Clalit, Maccabi (of which I am a member), Meuchedet & Leumit. Kupot cholim are run as non-profits and are forbidden by law from denting insurance to any Israeli resident, and are also forbidden from not giving the entire minimum package of health services.
However, they compete with each other in a free market, and profit through state funding. How much they get is decided by a capitation formula, based on numerous indices, thus incentivizing the kupot cholim to give better services. Other than making sure they give all required services, the state does not meddle in the kupot cholim's business. Members of each kupat cholim can choose their individual providers from a list of those in their network.
In addition, Israeli residents can also purchase private health insurance, thus increasing their coverage.
There are many other details, but these are the basics of the system. Any thoughts?
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2023.05.29 17:51 AlexDraconian WD Red Plus/Pro Issue - Drive being markd as "Warning" in WDDA after 3 years.
WD has its own HDD health check system called WDDA(Western Digital Device Analytics), but seems it automatically marks HDD as "Warning" after 3 years, regardless of its true health.
Ironically, low capacity drives or old drives are safe because they don't have WDDA.
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2023.05.29 17:50 coolbrze77 Fear, Anxiety, Hate & the current conservative world

Fear, Anxiety, Hate & the current conservative world
I myself was a registered Republican for 30+ years. After moving to and living in the great state of Massachusetts I personally saw the benefit of moving away from the conservative fear based mindset. After 9/11 many people, out of a real fear moved towards the right. I was in MA then. As time passed it became more clear to me that the liberally implemented policies were in fact in the interest of the people. I had the best health care in my life in MA. I’ve lived in NY, MA, FL & IL. MassHealth is what the National Healthcare system was based on. Ironically in liberal MA it works way better than nationally for overtly obvious reasons. $5 script co pays, $0 office visits. They have it down. It was also the least stressful time for me so my conservative values weren’t being gaslit or triggered which provided me clarity. Now unenrolled I see all the fear and anxiety coupled with ignorance fed to the right by disinformation, misinfo and outright lies. That said I am not saying it doesn’t exist on the left side. However on the right they are much more absolutely susceptible and negatively affected by it. Below is an article from Psychology Today. It attempts to break down the ‘why’ conservatives are drawn to fear like a ‘moth to a flame’.
Peer-reviewed research shows that conservatives are generally more sensitive to threat. While this threat-bias can distort reality, fuel irrational fears, and make one more vulnerable to fear-mongering politicians, it could also promote hypervigilance, perhaps making one better prepared to handle an immediate threat.
(All numbered topics below are expanded upon in the source article)
  1. Conservatives tend to focus on the negative.
  2. Conservatives have a stronger physiological response to threats.
  3. Conservatives fear new experiences.
  4. Conservatives’ brains are more reactive to fear.
Empirical evidence suggests that conservatives and liberals don’t just have different outlooks and opinions—they also have different brains. This means that our choice of political affiliation and overall worldview may not really be all that much of a choice. Still, we must work to understand these psychological and biological distinctions so that we can ultimately use this knowledge to work together and find middle ground. Such information may also make us less vulnerable to those who want to exploit these dispositions for their own selfish agendas by using tactics like fear-mongering.
You can change. I’m living proof.
Source material:
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2023.05.29 17:48 Ushiosaku The treatment of “commoners” in these OIs is kind of icky

Ok this has been a burning thought for a while and want to know your opinion on this too. Ok I’ve been reading “for my abandoned love” and kind of noticed an issue that I’ve been spotting across through all OI, and that is the treatment of the “lower class” this is an issue that I have been seeing so often and not sure if anyone else has noticed or maybe it’s just me but I have to talk about (btw yes I know this is fiction and doesn’t effect anyone but still). In one of the scenes of the series there was a moment when the main character wanted to make soap for the poor people because they have really bad hygiene and that was causing illnesses, but since hygiene products were only for the nobility the general public couldn’t afford it, and the mc wanted to make it more accessible for them but everyone was against it because they were poor and poor people didn’t deserve it because soap making was seen as a form of art that the poor couldn’t even begin to understand or appreciate. Oh and btw the mc wasn’t doing this because she actually cared about them she was doing it so they would stop going to the temple and supporting them because the lower class didn’t have any doctors hospitals or any health care services at all because that was only for the rich because the rich could afford the education needed. So instead of fixing the education system and making it more accessible to the public so that they can get degrees and maybe become a doctor and help the other poor people she was like no let’s give some soap cause that fixes everything, now I’m not a medical professional but I do know that’s not going to just magically “fix” everything, sure maybe the number of illnesses will go down but not all of it will go down as there are some illnesses that are not caused by hygiene related issues but that’s just me. But this is the exact issue and what pisses me off more is that the lower class always worships the ground that the nobility walk on just by doing the bare minimum like actually giving a damn if they’re ok, and what pisses me off me off even more is that these nobles get praised as saints by other nobles for again doing the bare minimum for actually giving them a thought. It’s like it’s natural that the poor are always given a second or even a thought at all, since the mcs where also poor in their previous lives I expected them to at least sympathise with them but they don’t which confuses me because I would expect them of all people to empathise with them and actually care.
Sorry if this post ended up being long and if it ended up sounding like a rant but I feel like I needed to mention because the blatant classism is astonishing (if you’re wondering I’m sure or at least I hope the authors meant no harm and I know the classism is historically accurate and was pretty common but some of these mcs are from the modern world and of the same class as these people so it kinda gives me the icks) but anyways the treatment of the lower class gives me major icks and wonder what do you guys think of it?
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2023.05.29 17:46 Greedy-Willingness53 DEA feel like they would have to extravagate their symptoms to seek out a diagnosis?

I've been in the mental health system for 6 years and have suspected me being a system for 1 year, yet I feel like I will never have the guts to bring it up.
I don't dare to talk about my traumas and I'm afraid of not being believed. I feel like in all the years of therapy I am not making any progress and I don't get to address my actual problems.
Lately I have been wishing more and more to be figured out, for someone to see me but I think this will never happen. If I have actually have osdd/pdid then no one would ever know unless I would extravagate symptoms which I won't do..
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2023.05.29 17:46 Equal_Competition_96 Why am I like this?

I have a long history of mental health struggles and a lot of trauma in my past. But the last couple of years have been good. I haven't needed meds or therapy. I've been happy. I really thought I had beaten all of this.
Two months ago a close friend of mine passed away unexpectedly. Of course I was grief stricken and sad but that's normal.
But the sadness never got better.
Now I'm tired all the time, I don't ever want to get out of bed or do anything. It's a struggle just to make it to work.
I had to take a couple of sick days recently because I literally couldn't stop crying for no reason.
It's killed my sex drive and appetite.
I constantly have intrusive thoughts just beating me down with the most negative things imaginable. But even with this constant stream running in the back of my mind, I recognize the thoughts aren't reflective of reality. But I can't stop them.
I have no reason to feel like this. Everything in my life is great. I have everything I could possibly want or need. I have a great support system and multiple friends who worry about me and check in on me. There's no aspect of my life that I would change.
Yet I'm so depressed I can barely function.
I feel so awful all the time now and I just wish I could go back to normal. There's no reason for me to be depressed, and yet here I am.
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2023.05.29 17:45 mynormiemask Adrenal cortex extracts or bioidentical hydrocortisone?

After seeing my cortisol curve, an integrative doctor prescribed me low doses of hydrocortisone (2.5mg to 5mg).
I already have a bottle here I never used of adrenal cortex extracts from the Seeking Health brand, but I don't know how its strength compares to the proposed regimen. I didn't use because I am a bit concerned: I am still tapering/holding benzos, I am very anxiety prone, OCD is exacerbated and Idk if ACEs could be worse than hydrocortisone.
What seems more safe for my case?
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2023.05.29 17:44 jesscmfg Question about alcoholism and diabetes

I was diagnosed with diabetes in February of 2020. I went to the ER because I couldn't breathe and felt totally out of it. The hospital told me I was type 2.
I drank heavily for years and was in my worst during this time. I am now two years sober and have been taking my health seriously. I finally saw an Endo who ran a blood test. My peptides came back at 0.5. He told me I am considered type 1.
My question is, did my drinking cause type 1? Was I diagnosed type 2 just because I was 33 when I went to the hospital? My doctor said my peptides were undetectable on my blood work at the ER visit.
Maybe it doesn't matter, because what's done is done. I'm just very curious if I could have been type 1 for longer than I knew?
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2023.05.29 17:43 MolassesMolly Medication advice for evacuees

Medication advice for evacuees
From NS Health. Saw this on Twitter and thought it would be good to share here.
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2023.05.29 17:43 The_HatedOne Daniel Micay steps down as the leader of GrapheneOS. My thoughts and why you should keep using it.

Daniel Micay, the founder and long-time lead developer of GrapheneOS, has recently stepped down from the position of lead developer and will also be stepping down as a director of the GrapheneOS foundation. These announcements coincided with a video made by Louis Rossman where he suggested he would be leaving GrapheneOS due to Daniel Micay's communication issues.
There are important takeaways that a lot of people are missing and some very damaging and outright manipulative 'privacy advice' that stemming from this situation that needs to be called out. So here we go.

Daniel Micay stepping down is a good thing

I think this is very positive news both for Micay and the GrapheneOS project. Daniel Micay's security expertise and mobile engineering skills have been unmatched. In this regard, he is truly a world-class expert that was able to deliver the most secure operating system in the world and build up a team of talented developers that followed his vision. He did this from scratch, without the help from big investors or even big salaries. GrapheneOS has been funded by voluntary donations and it is that much more amazing that it became such a polished and easy-to-use product.
GrapheneOS today is full team of security experts and developers working to enhance privacy and security of everyone at zero cost to the end user. GrapheneOS is now a properly institutionalized entity. Having incorporated as a non-profit foundation, it's now broadly recognized not just in the infosec and privacy communities, but also in the broader technology sphere. It has received an endless amount of publicity and media attention and will be receiving even more in the future. This will be good both for talent acquisition and future fundraising campaigns. Daniel Micay deserves praise for his achievements in this regard and I will be grateful for delivering us the most important privacy project of my lifetime.
That being said, Daniel has been struggling with public communication and often ended up in up stirred up drama much of which probably could have been avoided if it was handled by a professional PR team, instead of Micay. There has been countless of examples of this and while it did highlight the negative aspects of toxicity in privacy communities, it also didn't serve to portray Micay as the best communicator either. I think it is positive news both for Micay and the GrapheneOS project that he is stepping down and will no longer play a role in public relations of the project. I hope Micay will find the recovery he is looking for and I wish the GrapheneOS project all the success it 100% deserves.

The Rossmann drama and why you should still use GrapheneOS

Louis Rossmann, a popular YouTube and a vocal advocate for the right to repair, has made several videos praising and recommending GrapheneOS. In his most recent video, however, Daniel Micay is seen pressuring Rossmann into deleting a comment he left underneath one of Techlore's videos on Daniel Micay and the GrapheneOS community. In no honest interpretation can someone argue that Rossmann would want to bully or harass Micay, yet that was Micay's insinuation in his pressure on Rossman. Many have jumped to making conclusions on Micay's mental health and the validity of the GrapheneOS project as a whole and this is where I think Rossmann overstepped in his logic. In Rossmann's conclusion, he lost trust in GrapheneOS if it is run by Micay because of his behavior. I understand why someone would make that assumption on the emotional level but it is completely illogical and removed from what's possible in reality.
GrapheneOS or anyone working on the project, cannot hijack your installation. They don't have access to the kind of data they'd need in order to discern individual users. GrapheneOS doesn't collect device identifiers, IMSI numbers or phone numbers. GrapheneOS doesn't require any user account like you'd need with the stock Android or the iPhone/iOS. The only relevant information collected by GrapheneOS is the IP address, which can be easily obfuscated with a VPN or Tor, both of which work 100% and have no issues connecting to GrapheneOS servers. GrapheneOS purges all IP logs within 10 days. The only other data point is the device model, .e.g. "Pixel 6". But that isn't narrow enough to discern individual users. In other words, GrapheneOS would never know who you are as a user of the system.
I am saying this, because a lot of people for so many years have tried to try to discredit GrapheneOS both as a project and as a product because of issues they have with Micay or other personalities. This is a completely illogical and asinine assumption. It has been made by Techlore, Rossmann and many others I find it very harmful to suggest objectively inferior privacy solutions because of personal feuds.
I get it that drama sucks. But let's keep our privacy recommendations based on merit rather our emotions and personal perceptions. GrapheneOS is objectively the most private and secure option out there. There really isn't any other operating system that comes close. Not CalyxOS, not LineageOS, not stock Android nor iOS. I have made a video on GrapheneOS security and I interviewed one of their developers. But if you want to hear it from a source I have 0 connections to, check out this comparision between GrapheneOS and CalyxOS. Whatever you think of Micay or anyone involved has zero value on the technical merit of GrapheneOS.


GrapheneOS is a world-class team of security experts and developers who working for the non-profit to develop the most secure operating system in the world. Despite personal and emotional issues with some individuals, it is by every merit the most trusted, private and secure system and it is the only one that should be recommended for privacy conscious users. No amount of drama can change this reality. Only merit can.
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2023.05.29 17:42 Valuable_Heron_2015 What NYS marketplace health insurance is good enough to not have to buy UB's ripoff insurance

I do not want to buy UB health insurance. It's very expensive and you get nothing for it. I think I may qualify for Medicaid but I am not sure. But no doctors except community health clinic accept Medicaid and I can't drive to the community health clinic most days.
If you are independent on your taxes and don't get insurance from an employer, I'd love to hear from you about what insurance you have. I have to buy it through the marketplace. Thank you.
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2023.05.29 17:41 jhpratt2 $nwbo-Pakistan

Currently, NWBO's Sawston plant is the only visible global hub for DC VAX L manufacturing and distribution (MHRA MIA approval 3/20/23) . For $400 , FED EX ( ships anywhere globally within the required timeframes.A SAGE ( 5/26/23 scientific publication demonstrates intent by Pakistani neurosurgeons to treat and cure their GBM patients. Looks like the DC VAX L JAMA paper and LIAU- Bosch presentations since 10/26/22 have created global awareness that DCVAX L will be is a major global cell based biotech therapy, addressing GBM , and all solid tumors(
With 50% of LIAU-SPORE-UCLA combo patents living 10 years, DC VAX L has turned SOC's GBM treatment from a terminal (16.5) months disease into a chronic treatable malignancy .
Dr. Greg Zivic:
"This treatment can turn a Glioblastoma into a chronic treatable disease even after recurrence of the tumor . "
Monday, May 29, 2023 9:13:34 AM
Post# 596739 of 596755 4 Pakistani neurosurgeons endorsing the JAMA Liau dc vax l phase 3 study. Will the RA in Pakistan facilitate their patients' resected GBM tumors and lysate being sent to Sawston , with syringes of dc vax l sent back to Pakistan?
IMO,BB's consultant is a "legend ", as alleged.Therefore, I recommend reading every on of his posts, word for word.
Bright Boy Brian F Egolf Sr M: Bright Boy
Re: ae kusterer post# 593171
Sunday, May 14, 2023 2:22:21 PM
Post# 593185 of 593185 I am definitely not a biotech expert and what I've learned about Northwest and DCVax-l was shared with me by one of the legends in the biotech world !!! My biggest takeaway is this:
From 2018 forward, it became apparent that DCVax-L was a breakthrough, technological process for the treatment of nGBM and rGBM, but its true potential was only known by a "handful" of experts, and as such, the understanding of the broader market implications was a relative unknown. Early on, several of the comments that I heard from BP were," The GBM market is really not that big!" and " Personalized, Immunotherapy vaccines are not really in our 'Wheelhouse'. We sell compounds/pills!!" On and on! The comments didn't mean that BP wasn't paying attention! Quite the contrary, BP was watching like a hawk as results from Dr. Liau and the UCLA trials began to leak into the medical community suggesting a broader application of DCVax-L on a "stand alone" basis and in combination with CI's for all large tumor cancers ( mentioned in the latest 10Q for future trials), thus dramatically expanding market potentials!!! But the "Big Moment" occurred in late October of last year when the STADIUM LIGHTS turned on, shining bright lights on the latest nGBM/rGBM ,Dr. Liau trial data suggesting 50%to 65% OS for 8 years with emphasis on rGBM !!! That was the point in time when BP and the entire biotech world realized that GBM/rGBM would be treated and managed as a CHRONIC DISEASE!!! with unlimited PROMISE and HOPE for patients and unlimited marketing potential to finance existing vaccine production and the continuing development for improved treatments for all diseases!!!!!
So that's what I learned and that's my story and I'm stickin to it!!!!
Cheers especially to all the Mom's and to everyone !!!
Joseph H.Pratt:
Bright Boy Re: None Saturday, March 18, 2023 12:38:55 PM Post# of 596750 Go People, People, People !!!!
The light switch just turned on for me !!! I'm not a doctor or scientist or a STEM concentration "rock star", but if I read something over and over again several times and look carefully at the pictures SOMETIMES, NOT ALL THE TIME, a major mental breakthrough occurs and I believe that I've discovered something very profound!!
In this case, I believe the main message from the slide deck is that DCVax-L, either by itself or in combination with CI's has turned the whole thing around for treating nGBM/rGBM from having to kill the tumor to a "management process" !! It looks like now with this new information, that GBM patients can receive vaccinations as needed with "Zero" side effects and live a long and happy life !!! A comment from a medical expert that DOES KNOW !!!:
Dr. Greg Zivic:
This treatment can turn a Glioblastoma into a chronic treatable disease even after recurrence of the tumor.
So help me out here. Does the above reasoning seem logical based on the slides all of us have just reviewed?? If it does or is, then little Team Northwest has just changed the healthcare landscape forever in the way that we treat disease!!!!!
Am I way off base or are all of onto to something that is fabulous beyond belief???
Bright Boy Re: thermopost# 591947 Tuesday, May 09, 2023 8:41:30 PM Post# of 596749 Go The UK is determined to be the world carrousel for use of immunotherapy vaccines to treat cancers and all forms of disease!!! From my friends in the UK, my use of the word "determined" grossly understates the effort behind the "Grand Plan"!!
So far, the MHRA has not only accepted and approved the MIA application (manufacturing license), but voluntarily offered the expansion to a GLOBAL MANUFACTURING" license allowing for the import of live cells and the export of vaccines to the far corners of the earth!!! People!!! That is huge!!!!! BUT as always 99.99% of the retail investors don't understand the significance of that license or anything else about the process and look to the screen to validate the importance/value of the license, where they are greeted by Citadel and Virtu and the rest of the gang that manipulate the price to new lows, confirming that, in spite of everything they just read from the greatest medical minds in the universe, is a bunch of crap!!!!
Fortunately for the cancer patients and shareholders of Northwest, the MHRA does not include in their decision making process the current SP of NWBO or the opinion of the "gutter filth" that manage those companies or any other companies that participate in the ordered destruction of small biotechs that are engaged in the development of immunotherapy vaccines!! So, it's on to the filing of the MAA (marketing license), the approval and the decisions that will guarantee swift treatment deliveries to patients!!
So Griffin and Cifu and Fuerstein and the rest can lie all they want , but the GREAT UNITED KINGDOM will not be denied the ultimate crown of being the WORLD CENTER for CANCER TREATMENT !!!!!
Bright Boy Re: hoffmann6383post# 578889 Tuesday, March 21, 2023 1:55:12 PM Post# of 596749 Go People, People, People!!! It's your friendly "hillbilly" here with some more great news!! Don't know if I can "one up" my earlier post about the "Dog eating the license", but I'll try. So here we go!!
I don't think everyone realizes how dynamic and important the manufacturing license really is so I'll take a shot at giving you my take on it. First of all, the marketing approval (MAA) and the government subsidy approval(NICE) are pretty much in the bag before the manufacturing team gets the "green light" to proceed. The MAA and NICE teams talk to the MIA team and say," This stuff looks really cool and we wanted to let you know before you run off and do a lot of work on something that we won't approve when you're finished!!" Okay! So that's the first part.
Now for the second part and this is the part that involves a lot of money so read very carefully!!! The MIA license allows for global export of the vaccines and global import of immune cells/tumor resected material. Anyone in the entire world that is diagnosed with GBM can NOW ship their tumor samples to Northwest/Advent/Sawston to have their personal vaccine made and stored, all to be shipped back to the patient/doctor on a prescribed injection schedule. The beauty of this process is that patients everywhere can NOW receive their vaccine on a compassionate care basis. No more waiting!! No more opportunities for the "dark forces" to delay or deny suffering cancer patients their desperately needed treatments !!!
People, as of yesterday, Northwest is now IN BUSINESS !!!! AND that opens the door for institutional investors and an uplist to the New York or Nasdaq exchanges!!!!
All of the above is as good as that first sip of ice cold buttermilk on a hot summer day!!!! AND for those unfortunate shorts and haters it adds a whole new description to the letters FTD and I'll let you guess what that might be!!!
Bright Boy Re: None Tuesday, March 21, 2023 9:05:54 PM Post# of 596749 Go The MIA allows for "International Immune Cell Imports" and "International Vaccine Exports" !!! That is big news and a big, big market and should access every cancer patient in need!!!!
ae kusterer
Re: None
Monday, May 29, 2023 9:13:34 AM
Post# 596739 of 596755 4 Pakistani neurosurgeons endorsing the JAMA Liau dc vax l phase 3 study. Will the RA in Pakistan facilitate their patients' resected GBM tumors and lysate being sent to Sawston , with syringes of dc vax l sent back to Pakistan?
Abstract Objective: To define the landscape of treatment patterns and current epidemiological data regarding gliomas in Pakistan.
Methods: As part of the Pakistan Brain Tumour Epidemiology Study (PBTES), data were collected from 32 neurosurgical centres across the country. Our retrospective study looked at patients who underwent surgical procedures for gliomas in 2019 in neurosurgical centres. The data was collated and analysed using STATA version 15.
Results: A total of 781 patients with gliomas were identified 479(61.8%) in public sector hospitals, 302(39.1%) in the private sector). The most common histopathological subtypes were glioblastoma 262 (33.5%), followed by astrocytoma 147(18.8%) and oligodendroglioma 93(11.9%). Gender distribution was skewed towards men 508(65%). Private institution hospitals performed surgical biopsies as the first surgical procedure 75(23%) more often than public hospitals 38(9%). Chemotherapy was given to 115(29.8%) patients, and there was no data regarding 467(53%) of patients. Similarly, only 202(43.9%) patients received radiation therapy, and there was no data for 469(60%) of patients. For high-grade gliomas specifically, only 95(31.8%) patients with HGG have a record of receiving radiation therapy, and only 57(18.9%) had a record of being started on chemotherapy.
DCvax: A promising advancement in oncology for the treatment of glioblastoma Areeba Fareed [email protected], Samia Rohail, […], and Abdul Moiz Khan all authors and affiliations All Articles
Contents Declaration of conflicting interests Funding ORCID iDs Footnotes References PDF / ePub More Dear Editor, Glioblastoma is a malignant neoplasm of the central nervous system that arises from glial cells, primarily astrocyctes and is characterized by poorly differentiated, fusiform, round or pleomorphic astrocyctic cells with marked nuclear atypical and brisk mitotic activity.1 Despite advances in early diagnosis and comprehensive treatments, there is nearly 100% recurrence rate and dismal patient survival.2 According to researchers, more than 13,000 Americans are diagnosed with Glioblastoma annually, causing significant morbidity and mortality. There has been no cure for Glioblastoma so far.3 Treatment options often include surgical removal of the tumor followed by concomitant radiation and adjuvant temozolomide TMZ chemotherapy which has been the standard of care for glioblastoma since decades, but exposure to high doses of ionizing radiation is a well-known exogenous risk factor for glioblastoma. The inability to cross the BBB is the major obstacle in achieving remission after surgical resection followed by chemotherapy and radiation.4 As a result, glioblastoma typically recurs within six to 8 months and the survival rate is generally less than 5%.2 Despite the development of novel, complex, multidisciplinary, and targeted therapies the outcome for patients remains almost universally lethal.5 Therefore, the need for effective treatment is undeniable. For this reason, it has been a priority area in cancer research. Recently, US biotech company Northwest Biotherapeutics has developed a brain cancer vaccine, called DCVax, which is designed to help patients' immune system to target their tumors that may prolong their life by months or, in some cases, years.5 Thus, opening a door for the development of innovative therapy for targeting glioblastoma. The vaccine is created for each patient individually by isolating dendritic cells, from their blood which is then primed with biomarkers from a sample of the patient’s tumor.6 Dendritic cells present tumor antigens to the immune system, prime T cells, and mobilize antitumor responses.6 To evaluate the safety of the vaccine and its impact on survival time in patients with Glioblastoma, a phase 3 randomized control trial was conducted.7 In this trial, 348 patients newly diagnosed with Glioblastoma were tested at King’s College Hospital and other centers around the world for 8 years.7 Patients had surgery to remove their tumors as much as possible, followed by radiation and chemotherapy as the standard treatment for Glioblastoma.7 Among these patients, two out of three were treated with the vaccine, DCVax-L, with the remaining one-third receiving a placebo.7 The astonishing result of the trial has shown that newly diagnosed patients who received the vaccine survived for 19.3 months compared to 16.5 months for those who received a placebo.8 Overall 13% of all trial participants treated with DCVax lived more than 5 years after diagnosis compared with 5.7% in the comparison group who did so.8 Moreover, this is the first time in 17 years that such a significant result has been achieved in a Phase 3 trial of a systemic treatment for newly diagnosed Glioblastoma, and it’s the first treatment in 27 years for patients with GBM recurrence.9 Thus, this development represents a major step forward in our efforts to combat this devastating disease. Based on the findings of the trials evaluating the drug’s efficacy, it has the potential to improve the quality of life for patients, especially for the elderly and those unable to have surgery. A global clinical trial has concluded that the DCVax is the world’s first vaccine to treat deadly cancerous brain tumors that could help patients to live for years.9 This breakthrough could benefit 2500 people a year in the UK being diagnosed with Glioblastoma.9 It has also been shown that this therapy can be used to treat cancers other than Glioblastoma.9 However, due to high recurrence rate and lethal outcomes, the treatment of gliblastoma has seen significant transformation, switching from an aggressive surgical strategy to a more cautious one. The endorsement of the vaccine is a commendable achievement, and it demonstrates the unwavering commitment of researchers and healthcare professionals to discovering effective treatments for such lethal disease. Furthermore, vaccine may enhance the quality of life of a patient and provides a new hope for patients and their families Thus, it is crucial that we continue to support research into Glioblastoma and the development of novel treatments so that we can envision a future where this disease is eradicated. Declaration of conflicting interests The author(s) declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article. Funding The author(s) received no financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article. ORCID iDs Areeba Fareed Samia Rohail Alishba Adnan Abdul Moiz Khan Footnotes Author’s noteNot commissioned, externally peer reviewed. ContributorshipAreeba Fareed and Samia Rohail wrote the draft. Alishba Adnan and Abdul Moiz Khan proofread it. All authors reviewed and edited the manuscript and approved the final version of the manuscript. Data availabilityNo new dataset generated. References 1. Available from: (cited 9 April 2023). GO TO REFERENCE Google Scholar 2. Liau LM, Ashkan K, Brem S, et al. Association of autologous tumor lysate-loaded dendritic cell vaccination with extension of survival among patients with newly diagnosed and recurrent glioblastoma: a phase 3 prospective externally controlled cohort trial: a phase 3 prospective externally controlled cohort trial. JAMA Oncol 2023; 9(1): 112–121. Available from: (cited 9 April 2023).
PubMed Google Scholar 3. Pelc C. Experimental cancer vaccine both treats and prevents brain cancer in mice [Internet]. East Sussex, UK: Medical News Today, 2023. Available from: (cited 9 April 2023). GO TO REFERENCE Google Scholar 4. Rong L, Li N, Zhang Z. Emerging therapies for glioblastoma: current state and future directions. J Exp Clin Cancer Res 2022; 41(1): 142. (cited 9 April 2023). GO TO REFERENCE Crossref PubMed Google Scholar 5. Aldape K, Brindle KM, Chesler L, et al. Challenges to curing primary brain tumours. Nat Rev Clin Oncol 2019; 16(8): 509–520. Available from: (cited 9 April 2023).
Crossref PubMed Google Scholar 6. Technology Networks. Brain cancer vaccine shown to extend patient survival [Internet]. Sudbury, UK: Technology Networks, 2022. Available from: (cited 9 April 2023).
Google Scholar 7. Study of a drug [DCVax®-L] to treat newly diagnosed GBM brain cancer - full text view - [internet]. Bethesda, MD:, 2023. Available from: (cited 9 April 2023).
Google Scholar 8. Campbell D. Vaccine shown to prolong life of patients with aggressive brain cancer. London, UK: The guardian [Internet], 2022. Available from: (cited 9 April 2023).
Google Scholar 9. Delgado-Martín B, Medina MÁ. Advances in the knowledge of the molecular biology of glioblastoma and its impact in patient diagnosis, stratification, and treatment. Adv Sci 2020; 7(9): 1902971.
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2023.05.29 17:39 sheplaysthesims My 3 m/o rescue kitten has been diagnosed with megacolon, should I consider surgery?

A month ago someone abandoned a kitten at my private foster care. He had a terrible wormload and I suspected he was the runt of the litter. Since I only started fostering kittens this year, I've never had such a major health issue before but I was desperate to save him. I consulted 4 doctors for his care and medication and found many of them useless, I've realized that most doctors only train for dogs and not for cats. He's playful and loving, a joy to have, really. He somehow survived the wormload and everything went to normal, eating, pooping, playing, everything is absolutely normal. EXCEPT for a concerning bloat on one side of his belly. I tried deworming with feline syrups to see if it goes away but there was no effect. Today I decided to take him to a hospital and I've been told he has megacolon and that its a lifelong condition and he's only gonna get temporary relief with medication - surgery would give him a fresh start. Since he's so young, I think he deserves to live his life at 100% but I have some doubts on whether or not the surgery would be safe and would be a success. He is 3 months old, I'm worried about how his body will fare with all the procedures and medications required. I really want him to live but I feel so hopeless, he's just here playing with my fingers, giving me little rabbit kicks. Can anyone give me some hope?
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2023.05.29 17:38 mynormiemask Insulin resistance and metformin

So, a functional/integrative doctor looking at my blood work said I was with insulin resistance. She prescribed me metformin.
I am still polydrugged on fluvoxamine (SSRI), diazepam and pregabalin. Can metformin be a good idea? She said that it helps with other stuff such as mitochondrial health I guess, she also said that biohackers use this stuff even without diabetes.
Is this med safe for those who have an oversensitive brain caused by pregabalin or diazepam?
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2023.05.29 17:36 mynormiemask Insulin resistance and metformin

So, a functional/integrative doctor looking at my blood work said I was with insulin resistance. She prescribed me metformin.
I am still polydrugged on fluvoxamine (SSRI), diazepam and pregabalin. Can metformin be a good idea? She said that it helps with other stuff such as mitochondrial health I guess, she also said that biohackers use this stuff even without diabetes.
Is this med safe for those who have an oversensitive brain caused by pregabalin or diazepam?
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2023.05.29 17:35 hlisahlisahlisa I realized a lot of people are still horribly misinformed about what herpes is

Before I got it, I was horribly misinformed too. The public school system ABSOLUTELY failed us. And as I search on Reddit (reminder: Reddit is a very, very, very small population of the world, and does NOT frequently reflect opinions of the majority), it seems that a lot of the rude or cold comments are under the impression that herpes is when you have bumps that are always there. “Outbreaks” aren’t a thing. And I know that at least in my health classes, we were only taught you get these giant painful sores that you never get rid of.
So, when I disclose, as a woman in her 30s who’s had to do this for about a decade (as you get older, people get more mature, I promise you your life is NOT over), I play it casual and don’t over-educate, but I do include a small snippet in case the other person doesn’t know about specifics. It’s not my job to educate them, and I’m not necessarily interested in someone who made it to their age completely ignorant. With that said, this has really helped me out:
“I’m not sure how you feel about this but I do want to be honest that I’m HSV1/HSV2 positive (ex was very dishonest/other reason/you don’t owe anyone any reason), that’s the of herpes strain that causes typically cold sores (or can say that’s the herpes strain that occurs below the belt) but can also occur below the belt. It’s such a non-issue for me/others that I almost never remember it, my doctor’s unbothered (or: it’s such a non-issue for me/others i almost never think about it, it’s very controlled). It’s like if you had bumps show up and then go away, then the virus just hangs out in you, and for some people the bump might come back from time to time, maybe only once, or never again.
If that’s a deal breaker you’re not okay with… If you are …”
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2023.05.29 17:34 Ezhdehaa Levofloxacin for sinus infection - now injured and may still have the infection.

I started taking levofloxacin about 3 weeks ago for a sinus infection (I had a lot of jaw pain/pressure and sinus issues). I made a mistake however, and was taking double the dose of levofloxacin (1500mg) for the first 8 or 9 days. I told my doctor and he told me to just take 1 tablet for the remaining 5 or 6 days. While I was taking the double dose, I had no issue with pain (there was some light headedness and slight dizziness. But if I ate, it went away). However, two days before i finished the 2week course, I had gone running/sprinting. I had no issues. But the day after, I went to my martial arts class. I had a lot of pain on my left foot. The middle of the left side of the foot (not the ankle). I wasnt able to get through the whole class, so I went home. The next day, I had very bad pain. I was limping everywhere I went. I told the Dr, and he said to stop taking the medicine and make an appt if it continues. Its been 5 more days, and the pain is still there. I will see the Dr tommorrow.

So far, ive used topical lidocaine, ice, and heating pads. Nothing has realyl helped. I also feel like my joints in my elbows, knees, and shoulders are aching (though not nearly as bad as the left foot). I saw some suggestions in this subreddit on vitamins, such as magnesium and coq10. I will get those today.
Any other suggestions? I live a very active lifestyle. So this has been a real drain on my mental health.
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2023.05.29 17:26 LongLiveTurtles Please Help

Hi everyone, I feel hopeless and alone on this. I have been diagnosed with costo since 2019 after falling off a skateboard and landing on my back.
That year was miserable, I had so many flare ups. But after 2020 I wasn’t experiencing many flare ups, occasionally here and there. But not as persistent, in this present moment I have been experiencing a flare up that has been lasting what seems like a week.
I feel a tightness on my sternum, slightly to the left of it. And it causes arm pain as well, I have experienced these symptoms in the past especially with all my previous flare ups. But yet I keep getting terrible anxiety about it, what if it’s my heart? Am I having a heart attack? What if I die right now? What if I don’t act now and go to the ER? I have so many what if thoughts that it’s overtaking my life.
I went to the urgent care and expressed all of my concerns regarding my heart. I’m a 24 (M) who is at a healthy weight and has no family history with heart problems. My parents have high blood pressure and cholesterol but I have been taking care of myself by eating healthy and keeping myself active. So my vitals all look great (the doctor said so) and I’ve done a lipid panel test as well as other blood work and it shows I’m healthy. But yet here I am… panicking of a heart attack. The doctor also performed an ECG on me, came back completely normal.
Why do I keep obsessing over a heart attack? I have been dealing with health anxiety since 2019, but this just feels like the end of me. I keep obsessing over having a heart attack, I even began to experience almost a slight burning sensation slightly to the right of my sternum now and it just worries me.
Anyone able ti offer advice or peace of mind? Please.
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