How are you faring in this worldwide crisis?

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  1. headcronie

    headcronie Greyscale. Nuff Said. Super Moderator

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    scjjtt A Former Palm User

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    Although I never have a problem going to sleep - that's the problem - it is too easy for me to go to sleep. I've been using a CPAP machine since 2000 but when I was a month short of 17 years old, in 1975 (I'm 62 to save some of you time trying to figure that out) I fell asleep and ran into the back of a semi-trailer. Fortunately I was fine - but that poor 1973 Chevy Impala was close to being totalled out.

    Without a machine, my tests show I stop breathing 62 times in an hour. Severe sleep apena is when one stops breathing 30 times or more in an hour. Even with my machine, I continue to stop breathing 30 times an hour.

    Presently I'm using a Bi-PAP machine. My levels are 27 inhalling and 19 when exhalling. My father's CPAP (constant air pressure) is at 11. This next study is a titration study. My doctor is hoping to get me into some safe levels of sleep. We'll see........

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    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    Hope it goes extremely well Scott -- our bodies do some scary things to us, at times <eek>
     
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    Hook Caught Watching Prawn

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    Yow, much more severe than my situation. I came out with moderate apnea a year ago, then the folow-up was canceled due to Covid. In the meantime, I have lost 20 pounds, so we'll see what comes out on this follow-up, though I suspect I will end up with a CPAP. Most of the concern for me is just the breathing stopping and the fact that I had a period of being in AFIB a few years ago (I'm 68 next month, btw).
     
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    This Pennsylvania Winery Just Released a Perfectly Named Wine for 2020
    by Jelisa Castrodale, foodandwine.com
    October 27, 2020
    Grovedale Winery currently sells around two dozen different wines, ranging from both red and white blends, to a bubbly Grüner Veltliner, to Blackberry Sangria. But one of their current offerings seems especially well-suited to this still-terrifying, eternally frustrating landfill of a year.

    The tiny Pennsylvania winery has recently released an oak barrel-aged blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and they've called it… Sh!tshow. I mean, is there any other two-syllable word that summarizes 2020 so accurately and succinctly?

    "It was actually the idea of our winemaker, who had said it as a joke at first," Grovedale Winery Owner Jeff Homer said. "When we floated the idea to people, they immediately started laughing. We lift a glass together to celebrate life's good moments, and we thought having a wine for the 'sh!tshow' moments of life would help bring a smile. At the time, we were thinking of situations like your friend goes through a divorce, or when your project at work fails. There's no way we could have predicted how crazy 2020 would become, but it does seem like it's the perfect gift to capture the times. That's why we made our tagline 'A fine wine for the times'."

    The wine, which was officially released earlier this year, is sold through both Grovedale Winery's online store, and through its own dedicated website. While you're debating how many bottles of Sh!tshow you need to get through the 65 miserable days that are left in this miserable year, you can choose whether you're drinking your way out of a political, personal, or professional sh!tshow, or just through "the 2020 sh!tshow" itself—which pretty much includes all of those other categories, too.

    "While we want to make people smile, we also understand that there's nothing funny about going through a really difficult and dark time," Homer added. "We're actively working on a non-profit collaboration that will see a portion of all proceeds from Sh!tshow Wine going towards increasing mental health awareness and helping people access assistance. Ultimately, we want to give people a way to laugh at the different sh!tshows we all face but also to make sure that people know they truly are not alone."

    Unfortunately for non-U.S. residents who are being broiled by their own personal dumpster fires, this wine can currently only be shipped to customers who live in the States. "We recognize that Sh!tshows exist around the world, and don't worry, we have plans to come to your glorious country in the future," Grovedale wrote on its website. "What we have learned is that no matter what country we call home, we really are all in this together!"

    Let's all hope that 2021—and the wines it inspires—are all slightly more optimistic.


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    Is there a link to the original article? I'd like to send it to my California Wine-y BFF. :newpalm:
     
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    headcronie Greyscale. Nuff Said. Super Moderator

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    Url won't save properly due to naughty filter on BH.
     
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    hc, although that link wasn't specifically successful, I was able to use the site Search function there to find it by using the product name. :vbgrin: :thumbsup: Thanks! :vbsmile:
     
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    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    https://www.foodandwine.com/news/2020-****show-wine

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    As you've probably guessed, the 4 stars totally muck up the URL (perfectly keeping in line with the wine, and the year); if you fix it to use the doodoo word in it's 4-letter form, it works just fine. I'm guessing that your emailer is more forgiving than the forum naughty-word nanny....

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    Sniped! boy, it's been a really long time since that has happened here, at least to me
     
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    I did order 4 bottles, but haven't seen any order confirmation/receipt, yet.

    EDIT: Pending charge is on my credit card, though:

    SH TSHOWWINECO COM WYALUSING US
    $100.70
     
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