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2D THE PALM BEACH POST TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1997 F Liz Smith Pets are great friends in home Vonnegut busy with the movies Bladder problem disrupting sleep Dear Dr. Donohue: I have a bladder problem that forces me to go to the bathroom every half-hour. It is particularly bad at. night. I never get a good night's sleep. .1 am totally exhausted. I have seen many doctors. Show family true Christmas spirit Dear Abby: Every year for as long as I can remember, I've sworn I'd never celebrate another Christmas like the last one, but the holidays are near again, and I haven't done anything to change it Wp have six crown children, ear Ann Landers: This is for "No Name iii. J San Bernardino," who objects to pets run- ning loose in the house. We have four dogs, two cats, two parrots and two desert tortoises. Our closest friends affectionately call our home "The Zoo." . :; mjuni. i Yes, on occasion our dogs 1 V 0 I do drink from the toilets. So C- i what? That water is always ,Now I don't know where to turn for help. What would you suggest?. B.H. . A: I suggest you see a gynecologist or urologist and ask if fj URT VONNEGUT claims he has retired from -4 writing with the publication of Timequake, but the literary legend is not ready for peace and quiet just yet. Now he's courting the movies. Vonnegut repurchased the movie rights to his 1959 novel Sirens of Titan from the Jerry Garcia estate, and he is shopping around his 1973 Breakfast of Champions. This was a tale about a car salesman who suffers a nervous breakdown and believes the iiarth has been invaded by UFOs. (Vonnegut aunsclf once sold used cars in Cape Cod, back all married, and many grandchildren. We have never spent less than $25 on gifts for each of them spouses included. This has become quite expensive. Along with the expense comes a feeling of wastefulness, one gift becoming lost among all the others. There's nothing I could give my grandchildren that they don't already have, and our children are all doing well financially. I : yUU IlllglU nave uivwwMt LA. ZTJ cystitis. l r ' Interstitial cystitis (IN-ter- I I ' ' PTtCII -.1 : TTftUT.ioaA clean anu cotu. wm cus uso-eai on the kitchen counter. With four dogs, you can imagine what would happen if the cat food was, on the floor. I can assure you that my kitchen, including the counter, is clean and germ free. I use an antibacterial counter spray, hot water, antibacterial dish soau A Ann Landers when he was mainly known as a Dear Abby Abigail Van Buren Your Health Dr. Paul Donahue Olion-Ul Ma-llUiW-ioa; strikes many more women than men. Often it's misdiagnosed as a urinary-tract infection, and antibiotics are prescribed to no r " 1 Flul,uaul6 science ucuuu mu-'. j er.) Vonnegut wants Nick Nolte l "a dead rineer for me" as the lead in Breakfast ..." ROD STEWART the enduring, raspy-voiced sex symbol is set to perform at New York's Beacon Theater on Dec. 10, at the "Gift of Song" concert benefiting UNICEF. Stewart will be joined by Bryan Adams, Aaron Neville, Celine Dion, Vonnegut and paper towels every day and replace the dish towels frequently. People have animals because they give love unconditionally. If you are a responsible pet owner and keep your animals healthy, they are no more apt to spread disease than humans. As a matter: of fact, when was the last time you caught a cold or the flu from your dog? Glad She's No Friend of Mine in Calif. Dear Glad: The cheering you hear in the back ground is from pet owners worldwide. They art a fiercely dedicated lot, and if you don't like their dog, cat, raccoon, iguana, snake, squirrel or canary, you'd better keep it to yourself. Dear Ann Landers: I am a 14-year-old girl and have a friend who is dominating my life. "Julia" calls me so often, my family has started making up excuses why I can't come to the phone. She invif.es me to her house every day. I usually decline because her brothers are foul-mouthed and Julia constantly gets into fights with her mother. Chris Rock, Mariah Carey, Mary Chapin Carpenter and others. This event is to air live over I NT stations across the country. TIM ALLEN, of Home Improvement fame, will soon share screen space with another TV superstar, Kirstie Alley, in Universale IRS comedy, For Richer or Poorer. This opens Dec. 12. But the big news is Allen's return to his original stand-up roots. He says he misses the in-person vibe and the edgy never-know-what's-going-to-happen energy of live performing. Allen is now working with his writers to put together a 30-minute stand-up routine. HARVEY KEITEL may look like a tough guy, uit he really has a soft heart of gold. Keitel has ionated $25,000 to the HCM City Child Welfare Foundation in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The actor is currently shooting in Vietnam, a film called Three Seasons. This is the first American movie to be made in Vietnam and is directed by Tony But, who was born in that country. THE L0CKH0RNS bunny hoest and john reiner I no longer enjoy Julia's company, but she makes me feel so guilty that I wind up making plans with her anyway. I feel sorry for her because she avail. With interstitial cystitis, the bladder has shrunk, and its protective covering layer, which acts much like a Teflon coat on a frying pan, becomes frayed and pitted with tiny holes. Urine comes in direct contact with the bladder wall. Pain and frequent urination are its symptoms. Some patients find themselves running to the bathroom as often as 60 times a day. A urologist can inspect your bladder for telltale signs. ' ' . While waiting to see' the doctor, make some changes in your diet. Steer clear of avocados, bananas, tomatoes, citrus fruits, chocolate, yogurt, onions, nuts and coffee. If you do have interstitial cystitis, the bladder can be stretched by instilling water into it. That increases its capacity to hold urine. Bathing the bladder with instilled DMSO would . help restore normal bladder lining. I'm sending you my report on urinary-tract infections. It contains a section on interstitial cystitis. Readers who wish a copy may order it by writing: Dr. Donohue No. 48, Box 5539, River-ton, NJ 08077-5539. Enclose a self-addressed, stamped (55 cents) No. 10 envelope and $3. Dear Dr. Donohue: After reading your mention of bubbles in the toilet water after urinating, I now notice some bubbles in the water. Prior to your article, I can't remember if there were bubbles. Do they mean that something definitely is wrong? Or is it normal to see some bubbles? A.U. A: Everyone can see some bubbles in the water after urinating. That's normal when one fluid is poured into another from a distance. A mass of bubbles, as you would see on a head of beer, can point to trouble. That many bubbles might signal that protein has leaked into the urine. B Write to Dr. Donohue in care of The Palm Beach Post, P.O. Box 24700, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33416-4700. My husband retired this year, and we're living on a lot less money now, but even if our finances were greater, I've lost the desire to contribute to this empty commercialism. I don't want to stop giving completely, but I long to have a more meaningful holiday with my family, sharing the gift of OURSELVES and not our wallets. How can I tactfully approach the subject of cutting back and still let them know how much I love and appreciate each one? Searching For Answers Dear Searching: Yours is a common plight. Honesty is the best approach. Tell your family exactly what you have told me, and offer alternatives. Limit the number of gifts to each person, or limit the dollar amount spent; draw names rather than everyone giving to everyone else; give one gift to each family; ask for no gifts for yourself or your husband, and request instead that the children create something. As a family, do something for those less fortunate. Spend an evening singing carols at nursing homes and hospitals; gather to bake cookies or prepare a meal for a needy family. Your adult children will appreciate your initiative in reducing their financial burden, and the grandchildren will learn a valuable lesson about the true spirit of Christmas. Readers, remember the special needs of seniors this season. Most seniors don't want or need expensive gifts. They prefer practical items that make life easier: postcards or lined stationery and plenty of postage stamps; a "certificate" for a service you can perform that is difficult for them; a basket with a variety of canned fruits and vegetables. A gift of your time to drive them on errands or to church and the doctor, or simply visiting will be appreciated and remembered long after the holidays have passed and the material gifts have been stored away. H Dear Abby appears daily. Write to her in care of The Palm Beach Post, P.O. Box 24700, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33416-4700. doesn t seem to have any other friends. What makes it even worse is that she gets angry and jealous when I go out with other girls and don't include her. Frankly, my other friends don't like her. She s overly critical and says hurtful things. ... I don't know how to get out of this relationship. I don't want to harm her obviously fragile self- confidence, so I lie about how much I value her friendship. When I think of how stuck I am in tjiis situation, I end up in tears. Please tell me what to do. New Jersey Dear N.J.: You are very kind to remain frienbly with Julia, even though she is domineering and difficult. You need not let her run your life, howev er. Make dates with other girls, and if Julia doesn't like it, too bad. Ann Landers' column appears daily. Writtvto her in care of The Palm Beach Post, P.O. Box 24700, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33416-4700. .! "WELL. WE'RE KEEPING OP WITH THE JONESES. TOO BAD WE CAN'T SAY THE SAME ABOUT OUR BILLS." Horoscope by JOYCE JILLSON OVER 3000 GREAT USED VEHICLES AT ONE TOLL-FREE NUMBER! Today's Birthdays: Actress Julie Harris is 72. Rock singer Michael McDonald is 45. NBC news broadcaster Stone Phillips is 43. Rock musician Nate Mendel (Foo Fighters) is 29. Tennis player Monica Seles is 24. If today is your birthday: You are so personable this year that there is little you cannot accomplish through networking and sheer friendship. Make requests next month. A wonderful love can be found through a religious or career organization. Pisces and Libra spur you on your success. Aries (March 21 April 19). You're ahead of your time! Be careful not to over-promise when someone works diligently to sway you. Tonight, you learn the truth when a female friend pours out her innermost thoughts. Taurus (April 20-May 20). A proposition looks very good, but consider all the possibilities before signing anything. A co-worker is your perfect exercise partner. Cet in shape together! A secret affair won't remain secret if a friend finds out. Gemini (May 21 June 21). You'll find a way around obstacles, so nothing stops you. In work matters, start thinking about your contribution, and ' the rest will work Itself out. A friend is going through big changes and needs your support. Cancer (June 22-July 22). The boss appreciates your extra effort. Partners want the same comforts you do but may not be willing to work as hard to get them. A romantic prospect is not teasing. A little sizzle gets the point across. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22). An opportunity to get out of debt is the best news you've had in a long time. Stimulate your mind with reading and heady conversation. Suspend activities that interfere with family. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). A new love is growing fast. Slow and steady does it. Have a meeting with someone who can help you get what you want. Lots of rest is called for as there may be unscheduled travel later in the W66k Libra (Sept. 23 Oct. 23). If your mate says you've overspent, listen up, and consider his or her suggestions for a change. Traveling for business brings profit. Put in place a creative plan for protecting your home and family. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Write, speak up, and let your feelings be known, but don't take yourself too seriously. A marriage proposal may be today's big news. Your work continues to require tedious effort. Sagittarius (Nov. 22 Dec. 21). No matter how hot the tip, don't bet on it. Family is on your side, though it might take another point of view to make things interesting. Health improvement is slow but steady. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Nothing stands between you and your creative action. Because you dare to be outrageous, great luck comes to you. Communications are extremely lucrative when you speak out tonight. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your gain power in the workplace. You may get that big promotion, although a competitor may also offer you a job. An unexpected source of income surfaces, which is temporary but great. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20). Money and other lovely things are coming if they're not already here. Be sensible in love. You are the one in charge. Finding a great used car, truck, van, or sport utility is now easier than ever! Just one toll-free call to the new Ed Morse Used Car Connection will help you find the right used vehicle at the lowest price. . . at an Ed Morse dealership right in your neighborhood. Call today and get all the benefits and protection of the exclusive Ed Morse Used Car Connection Advantage from Florida's largest volume automotive dealer. Call Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 8 PM. USED CAR CONNECTION ThereS http:www.edmorse.com nothing like the Ed Morse value! Sheinwold's bridge by FRANK STEWART South dealer N-S vulnerable NORTH 1053 P764 OK10952 K6 WEST EAST A64 4K872 PQJ109 P532 OQ874 OJ6 83 J1097 SOUTH 4QJ9 ?AK8 OA3 AQ542 South West North East 2 NT Pass 3 NT All Pass ; Opening lead -4r t - - :. - - - As today's declarer, you start well by winning the first heart with the king. (If you refuse the first heart, the defense may ruin you with a spade shift.) Which minor suit do you attack at Trick 2? The actual South tested the clubs, and here's what happened to him: West discarded on the third club, and East won the fourth club and returned a heart. South played low, won the third heart and led the queen of spades. West took the ace, cashed a heart, and led a spade to East's king, defeating the contract. SUIT CAN WAIT It can't be right to lead clubs first: if clubs break 3-3, the suit can wait; if clubs break 4-2, South can establish only eight tricks, and the defense will get two hearts and two spades as well as a club. Let South start by cashing the top diamonds. When the jack falls, he forces out the queen and takes four diamonds, three clubs and two hearts. If a defender has Q-J-x-x in diamonds, South still gets home if the clubs break 3-3. DAILY QUESTION YOU HOLD: 410 5 37 6 4 OK 10 9 5 2 4K 6. Your partner opens one club, you bid one diamond and he jumps to three clubs. The opponents pass. What do you say? ANSWER: Partner promises about 17 points with six good clubs; his jump is strongly invitational but not forcing. Since any further bid by you creates a game force, you must pass. 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