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Old 09-23-2009, 12:40 PM
 
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Oh, Erika!!! I'm very glad to hear that you & yours are okay, and many goodvibes that the whole insurance thing gets sorted out, and quickly!

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, Erika. That must have been so scary for your husband and son, and be so so icky for you.

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Ericka, so glad to hear you are ok and sorry to hear you are dealing with insurance drama. I think your story is just one of many reminders of the issues with the current state of health care...sending healing vibes your way.

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Sending many healing thoughts your way. I hope you recover quickly.

And yeah, I know about "insurance" even with "excellent coverage". It makes my heart hurt for those who have minimal or no coverage.

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Hello Sisterfriends,

I could use some good thoughts/healing vibes:
DH, DS and I were coming back from a great camping trip in NH on Labor Day when I was cut off by another car.
I turned to avoid him and the car started to swing around so I swung around to avoid hitting more cars and ended up in the median where the dip in the grass caused the car to flip over a couple of times(I only know this because my DH told me, I was knocked out). The car was completely totaled.
I was taken to one hospital, DS & DH were taken to another one twenty minutes away so for a couple of hours I didn't know how they were. I finally got word that they were fine and they came to the hospital where I was.
I have a neck fracture, a very badly banged up left arm and some small cuts on my face. And I am on a driving restriction because of the neck brace and sling that I have to wear.
DH and DS didn't even get a scratch! But they were pretty traumatized by the whole experience because they were awake and alert throughout the whole ordeal.
Please tell everyone that you know that we are all alive because we were all wearing our seatbelts. I shudder to think what would have happened if we weren't.
I am now trying to deal with the insurance and health care systems, and please believe me when I say that something really has to change! And I say this as someone who has "excellent" coverage! Everything is being delayed while the different insurance departments/companies decide who has to pay and the specialists won't see you until they know that you are covered! What a mess!

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wow, Erika! i am so sorry to hear of your car accident though i am glad you and Dh and Ds are safe and sound. we (me, dh and baby) survived a car flipping crash this year too. unforgettable experience. i'm sending my prayers of healing to you all.

and i won't even get riled up about health care at this late hour--but just know we're still paying for the very basic emergency care we received after the accident, so i feel you!
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Thanks Everyone for all of your well wishes! I have really needed them!
The last week has been pretty rough, but I am determined to get back to some kind of normal routine very soon.
Please continue to send healing vibes, good thoughts and prayers my way!

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Always, Erika.

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*prayers going up for Erika*

And the evil eye out to them darn health insurance dummies, grr!

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Oh my goodness! So glad things didn't turn out any worse, Erika. I hope this insurance thing gets resolved soon and that you and your family heal quickly.
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Erika, what a frightening experience. I'm just glad you weren't hurt any worse. Of course, the emotional part will last far longer than the physical damage. Take care of yourself and I pray the insurance stuff works out.

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Ericka, I hope that you and your family recover quickly.

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Did anyone see today's show? Oprah and Chris Rock discussed his new docu-comedy, Good Hair. The show didn't really delve deep enough for me -- I thought there would be more discussion, in general. Perhaps a panel to show the broad range of African American hair and also, maybe some celebs that chose to rock a natural do, rather than snippets of celebs w/weaves and pieces.

Maybe the movie will show more of that? Thoughts?

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Hi Olliepop,

I only caught the last twenty minutes or so and I was impressed with what I saw.
I especially liked the mother from CA who cut her processed hair off and went natural as a statement to/for her young daughter.
I normally don't watch Oprah(I am usually not home)and I didn't see the first half of the show, but after what I did see I really would like to see the part that I missed.

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Thanks for all of the well wishes everybody! They have lifted my spirits enormously!
It has been a really rough couple of weeks and I really could use a good night's sleep but I know how blessed my family and I are to have survived the accident.
Please continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers!

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I remember a post about this movie and questions about what kind of merchandising Disney would do for this princess. Thought some of you might be interested in seeing some of the toys.

http://celebrity-babies.com/2009/02/...g-toy-roundup/

Also Carol's Daughter has Princess and the Frog products for a limited time only:

http://www.carolsdaughter.com/

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Did anyone see today's show? Oprah and Chris Rock discussed his new docu-comedy, Good Hair. The show didn't really delve deep enough for me -- I thought there would be more discussion, in general. Perhaps a panel to show the broad range of African American hair and also, maybe some celebs that chose to rock a natural do, rather than snippets of celebs w/weaves and pieces.

Maybe the movie will show more of that? Thoughts?
I tivo'ed the show but haven't watched it yet. I'll come back to discuss once I've watched it.

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Hi Olliepop,

I only caught the last twenty minutes or so and I was impressed with what I saw.
I especially liked the mother from CA who cut her processed hair off and went natural as a statement to/for her young daughter.
I normally don't watch Oprah(I am usually not home)and I didn't see the first half of the show, but after what I did see I really would like to see the part that I missed.

Take Care,
Erika(I don't wear a fro, I'm just a sister who likes this smilie!):
Erika, I continue to hold you and the family in my thoughts. I can't imagine how you are feeling but, I pray for your complete healing

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I missed Chris Rock on Oprah as well. Ive been reading that many people are going to boycott the movie. I am interested in seeing it. Has anyone read the book HairStories? Its a history about AA hair and I think a good read.

I guess we'll just have to make an opinion about the movie when it comes to our towns.....

As for Princess and the Frog...when is that coming out? I haven't heard anything about it in a long time.
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How scary Erika. I'm glad to hear your son and Dh are okay. I hope you feel better soon.
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Sending healing vibes to you, Erika. The other day we got into a heated discussion with DH's father about using seat belts and carseats. He didn't get it.
Please take care and rest up!

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I missed Chris Rock on Oprah as well. Ive been reading that many people are going to boycott the movie. I am interested in seeing it. Has anyone read the book HairStories? Its a history about AA hair and I think a good read.

I guess we'll just have to make an opinion about the movie when it comes to our towns.....

As for Princess and the Frog...when is that coming out? I haven't heard anything about it in a long time.
Why are people boycotting the movie?

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Why are people boycotting the movie?
There are some that feel he is not the one to tell the story of Black women's hair struggles, others who feel he is a buffoon. Frankly I would like to see this if it were to open anywhere near me but as I live in Maine, that probably won't happen.

I saw his piece when he was on Oprah and I was struck by how he got interested in the topic, it was his daughters talking about their own hair...frankly that is powerful to me.

I may not always like everything Rock says but I do like him.

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I pop onto mothering every now and then for some specific info but had lost track of this tribe!

I'm Kia, mom to 6 year old Nola and Ellington who will be 5 next month. I had a miscarriage a couple of months ago but hope to have more babies before all is said and done.

We live right outside of Atlanta but will be relocating to Central FL at the end of the school year. Which will be a huge change on all fronts!

With Ellington in a half day pre K, I have been able to do some work with a non profit here and have been checking out possibilities for the same once we move.

A big hello to all the names I recognize as well as those that are new to me


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As for Princess and the Frog...when is that coming out? I haven't heard anything about it in a long time.
It comes out December 11th. If you're lucky enough to live in NY or LA, they have special advanced screenings there starting Thanksgiving Weekend.
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Here are the first five minutes of Disney's The Princess and the Frog
http://community.livejournal.com/ohn.../39840525.html
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I'm sorry to hear that Kia.
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I'm sorry to hear that Kia.
Thanks, jeca. I have been really lucky in the fertility & pregnancy sweepstakes so the experience made me even more appreciative of what I do have.
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Hi Kia! Please send me cool weather.

*sigh* I miss Atlanta.

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(((hugs))) Kia! I do hope you are able to have another baby in the perfect time/space sequence!

Just wanted to give you all an update since I shared my predicament before. I've finally come to a place of peace about not having more children. I've been very honest with myself and took a hard look at our situation and, it's just not fair to bring another child into the family. Plus, more and more, I find myself looking forward to when I can pay more attention to myself. And looking forward to little things like carrying a regular handbag again. It's been hard to let go of the vision of myself with 3 to 4 kids and embracing what is . . . and I sometimes have dark thoughts that make me not want to do anything so final. But, it's the right thing to do. IUD? Tried and failed. Don't want to do hormonal bc. And the barrier method? Well, it stinks. So there it is. Rootzdawta, mom to 2 boys and none on the way.

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There are some that feel he is not the one to tell the story of Black women's hair struggles, others who feel he is a buffoon. Frankly I would like to see this if it were to open anywhere near me but as I live in Maine, that probably won't happen.

I saw his piece when he was on Oprah and I was struck by how he got interested in the topic, it was his daughters talking about their own hair...frankly that is powerful to me.

I may not always like everything Rock says but I do like him.

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I saw the film last weekend and I thought he did a pretty good job with the topic. I've been natural for quite awhile and still learned something.

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There are some that feel he is not the one to tell the story of Black women's hair struggles, others who feel he is a buffoon. Frankly I would like to see this if it were to open anywhere near me but as I live in Maine, that probably won't happen.

I saw his piece when he was on Oprah and I was struck by how he got interested in the topic, it was his daughters talking about their own hair...frankly that is powerful to me.

I may not always like everything Rock says but I do like him.

Shay
I actually like him, too.

That said, I'll wait to see it on Netflix.

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