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Wonder if anyone here remembers me.Would be nice to catch up with old friends.Michelle..Barbiegirl..Stan N

Becky H.Adreienne...and any one else still around.Im on facebook.Ian Mutch...dressed in my firekit next to my truck


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Last reply 4/15/2014 - 6:10pm

Its been a while since ive been on here.Times have changed and a lot more people onhere I dont know.ive been on here as a poster and chatter on the odd occasion for the past 10 years or so.Some of my friends are sadly no longer here.I was stage 3 MM back in we are in 2012 and im still writing random posts.Coming from England....many of my American friends couldnt understand a word of what i was saying....but it keeps you guessing.If any of my old mates are around....dont be scared of saying hello....any new very


stay lucky people....and let me know if your still alive


Shaggy AKA Ian...the mad firefighter from England

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The this is a good acronym the TSC which stands for timing shower examine but that they would for once a man for about three minutes in the 12 the shower relaxer scrotal sack and then examined to see if there are any changes and report those changes another Goji Actives health promotion initiatives heist melanoma Monday he and the idea but this initiative into help people to go get their skins checked for a full head to toe skin check and I like which asserts bonfire check your birthday suit on your birthday so if you do not go for a yearly evaluation for skin checks her head to toe skin check that you would baby go the first Monday in May right before the summer time and that you would get regularly checked once a year she you help prevent skin cancer from developing so what is your skin type this is the Fitzpatrick model doctor Fitzpatrick was and dermatologists from Harvard he developed this back in 1975 he and what’s important about this is understanding..

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I am so on surgery what arm let's start off with some diet tips swept what would you know when you when you when we talk about the numbers I it's really hard to bring it home and and really you know help us understand what it means to us so in nutritionally how should we look at it that good news is that and to have all those levels that day and I was talking Goji Max about that everybody can if help those numbers by having routine exercise and also losing weight it if needed and if you smoke get help to stop does are true for everybody and for everybody has problems with that so before I get into specifics have lowering this are lowering their I just want to make sure that I make that clear I'm sure the true through yeah like so I'm fair enough now economic assets plays that prevention that's right sound the other the other good news is that there are things that you can do that intake eat that can actually help lowered the LDL which is that lousy cholesterol and so the bad involves five yr and there's two types of fiber there's soluble..

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Last reply 4/13/2014 - 10:43pm

I've bought a pdf format ebook and would like to quote some sections to make a word or PPT presentation for my teaching class, buy somehow I can only copy text but not the charts and photos which are the most important things. So how can I convert the pdf ebook to word or PPT document without changing the original layouts? Can Adobe do that? Or any other software?

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Well 6 years NED now, and I am actually annoyed by having 2 basal cells removed from my neck.  They are both on the left side of my neck(car drivers side) and so I am curious as to the actual rules on window tinting vs sunscreen.  From what I've gathered so far, it doesn't matter how much windows are tinted as long as they have a plastic film.  Is there any specific film that is best to use? if so, does it matter how dark the tinting is?

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I am in the middle of a melanoma incident (1b thank heavens, just can't seem to get clear margins). Just to make life more interesting, I had a MRI breast procedure. Radiologist recommending a MRI guided biopsy. I know if I posted a melanoma path report, you guys could interpret it for me. There are just way too many breast cancer web sites (and I have not been diagosed with breast cancer yet anyway!!). I can't find any lay sites to help me understand the radiology report for the MRI imaging.

Any ideas? Any breast issue web sites/forums like this one? 


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Last reply 4/3/2014 - 10:34pm
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I have tried repeatedly to subscribe to topics so I can follow up, but I am unable to do that. When I click that link, it takes me right away to a page with lots of lines of info in a format that looks like maybe HTML? Any ideas? I hate to be a pain with this, but I miss follow up comments, and also topics I would like to respond to. indecision



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Last reply 4/3/2014 - 2:32am
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Ever want to turn your scans into text? With this free online tool you can convert your pathology reports to text you can edit in seconds.

Saves you the trouble of loading software on your PC.

I typed my path reports painfully- copying each word before i found this technology. Must copy/paste to a notepad after it's converted for you.

I know, you can do this with Word, but I was very lazy and never learned how to use Microsoft Word very well.

OCR stands for
Optical Character Recognition.



If for any reason my link goes off line just use google and enter "scan to text online tool free"

Only God and Fools can predict the future.. Never, ever give up!

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Kimmer's picture
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Last reply 3/26/2014 - 11:06pm

So Bonnie,

Posting from PhotoBucket...

I went to share and direct link for layout pages and copied the http stuff.  Then I opened the little image icon next to the smiley and pasted into the URL box.  Then (since my pic was giant!), I had to do a redo so  I adjusted the height to 500 and it automatically adjusted the width and hit okay.  (I don't know what the other stuff does.  I will futz with it later as I gotta go and do my P90X workout now so I can hurt.

But I am gonna hit the spellcheck button 'cos it is also nifty and new.


 HMMM- so futz isn't a real word?  Who knew.

Take good care, K.







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Last reply 3/26/2014 - 4:54am
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There are some photos in my iphone and I have to transfer them to my pc for editing. So I synced my iphone to computer and open itunes. Normally the pictures will appear on itunes but this time the folder was empty! I really don't know what's going wrong! Could u pls help me...

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Anonymous's picture
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Last reply 3/21/2014 - 1:34pm
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Does anyone see that as being a little morbid?

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jag's picture
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Last reply 3/12/2014 - 11:47pm
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Hope you feel better!

Sorry I couldn't figure out the image thing either.

This one is called "Pumpkin doing what he does best.

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Last reply 3/6/2014 - 3:20am
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I'm writting my paper and need to extract some paragraph out of pdf materials, but the pdf can not be copied, so I need to tranfer them to word so that I can use them freely. Any idea to do that? Do I have to use a software or any tools?

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