Today, I abandon therapy.
I'm just gonna scream.
Doc 1: Take diuretics for your perimenopause water retention
Doc 2: Avoid diuretics, eat more salt
Doc 1: Less salt!
Doc 2: What do you mean Doc 1 said that?!
Me: YELL AT EACH OTHER LEAVE ME ALONE.
There. Neither doc, FYI, is actually a primary care doc. Those are apparently now scarcer than hen's teeth, as the old saying goes. (Note: Hens have no teeth.)
As Polar bears shift south due to lack of polar ice, they're breeding with grizzlies to make "golar" or "prizzly" bears. Right now, they're just hybrids; it would take generations (many many) for them to become a new species, with the eating habits of polar bears and a size between both, with smaller humps than the Grizzly, different coat than either, and coloration varies.
Unfortunately, since they're neither one nor th eother, they haven't the grizzly capacity for land life or the polar ability for ice life.
Bears in fact do NOT hibernate. They enter a state of torpor, and can still get out and about in winter. Don't wake them, obvs, but they can be wakened. Unlike groundhogs, similar, it's not true hibernation (you can grab a hibernating groundhog out of its den and it's out for the count). So... don't poke a hibernating bear. It'll get you.
While in torpor, bears can absorb urine to synthesize a protein to help them from losing muscle mass or tone while snoozing through the winter.
Weirdly, grizzlies have a favorite nighttime snack: Moths. Swarms of moths are snacks to them. nom nom yum! They also like the larvae of cutworm moths (this is good, as they can destroy crops). yay bears!
Speak of critters ---- you know those super-icky tent worms/caterpillars we see in some areas of the US? Good news. Birds love 'em. Chomp! So rather than burning the branch off the tree like my grandpa, you can just get a long stick, knock the crawlers down, and watch the jays, cardinals, and robins close in for a nosh!
November 3rd is a year............ How has it come so fast to be a year? An entire year without the best dad in the world one of the most important poeple in my life. I miss him so bad. I am slipping into a depression. We had to increase my klonopin. I am not doing well. At all. Daily breakdowns more than once, daily anxiety attacks more than once a day. I cant stand this. My case manager doesnt...
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