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  1. Thread: July chitchat

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    Virginia, I've written down everything you've...

    Virginia, I've written down everything you've said is in it and looked up how to blacken salmon.

    I'll probably make it mild as I don't like spicy food.

    Sounds so good!
  2. Thread: July chitchat

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    Sunshine, glad treatment went well. Howie,...

    Sunshine, glad treatment went well.

    Howie, glad you could access your mailbox again and pick up your purchases!

    Virginia, that salad sounds so good, I'm going to try to replicate it at home and...
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    She certainly does, ANN. I wonder if she has an...

    She certainly does, ANN. I wonder if she has an optimal time or set of circumstances in the water as well.
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    Sunshine, I wonder if you have more physically...

    Sunshine, I wonder if you have more physically productive times a day to exercise, too?

    I have such wide variations in ability, most often based on time of day. Or body temp.

    It's not always...
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    Thanks, Howie & Virginia, I do essentially the...

    Thanks, Howie & Virginia, I do essentially the same for my car. Thus far, nothing has come up when I get my oil changed and they do a check up. The most I've spent is about $150 last year, I can't...
  6. Thread: June chitchat

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    I understand that the virus is invisible, but it...

    I understand that the virus is invisible, but it sure seems to have made some very fine, upstanding people blind to the risks too.

    People are acting crazy! *insane

    When the history books are...
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    My pace varies depending on how I'm walking....

    My pace varies depending on how I'm walking. During the day, I'm slower and limp quicker. Very late, I am stronger. I walk quicker and with longer strides the better I'm feeling. I've discovered...
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    Virginia, what types of work have you had done on...

    Virginia, what types of work have you had done on your car to keep it running well over the past few years?
  9. Thread: June chitchat

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    Howie, I think Gabapentin is a controlled drug of...

    Howie, I think Gabapentin is a controlled drug of some kind, although I'm not clear on why or under what since it's not a narcotic. I seem to remember some kind of restrictions on it though on how...
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    Virginia, your hair salon experience sounds about...

    Virginia, your hair salon experience sounds about as safe as you could possibly be! Having that bit of normalcy, routine, social interaction and personal care must be a bright spot for you!

    I'm...
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    I am really glad that I was motivated to started...

    I am really glad that I was motivated to started improving my physical fitness. It's been about 12 or so weeks now since I began a steady increase in my indoor walking. I continue to do my leg lifts,...
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    I agree, Howie, masks are hot and very...

    I agree, Howie, masks are hot and very cloistering. I feel so uncomfortable wearing them. I've tried severel different kinds, even one with a valve, but, it's no better, maybe because there's a...
  13. Thread: June chitchat

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    All good points, Howie! That's why I wear gloves...

    All good points, Howie! That's why I wear gloves when touching containers or removing food from them, or let items sit for a while before touching again, wash my hands after touching or use hand...
  14. Thread: June chitchat

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    Your State isn't the only place, Virginia. I have...

    Your State isn't the only place, Virginia. I have been preparing and getting extra supplies in anticipation of another lockdown, and protect myself to the max when going out. I find it exceedingly...
  15. Thread: June chitchat

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    If there ever was a time to enjoy good restaurant...

    If there ever was a time to enjoy good restaurant food at home, NOW would be the time to do it!

    You've all got me onto Instacart finally (with a slight first glitch that they corrected). These...
  16. Thread: Hello everyone

    by SuzE-Q
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    Hi Linda! *womanwave

    Hi Linda! *womanwave
  17. Thread: June chitchat

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    Yum. Now THAT sounds like a delicious sub...

    Yum. Now THAT sounds like a delicious sub sandwich, Virginia!
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    Just keep doing whatever you are able to do,...

    Just keep doing whatever you are able to do, Sunshine, enjoy it, and don't worry about the rest. You may find some days are better than others. Maintaining any fitness program, no matter what, will...
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    Good to hear from you, Virginia. I'm not going...

    Good to hear from you, Virginia.

    I'm not going out much either, but I've started keeping a list of the dates, times and where I went, just in case. Easy to do when we're not out much. And, like...
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    Wow, nice pic, Sunshine!

    Wow, nice pic, Sunshine!
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    I'm so sorry you aren't feeling well, Virginia. ...

    I'm so sorry you aren't feeling well, Virginia.

    Are you up on the variety of covid symptoms and protocols in the event you need to be assessed?

    It may not be necessary, but you also may want to...
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    Good job, Sunshine. Your food sounds...

    Good job, Sunshine. Your food sounds mouthwatering.

    My step #'s for the week:

    Sat- 4312
    Sun- 4129
    Mon- 6057
    Tues- 4101
    Wed- 6029
    Thur- 4083
  23. Oh no. *sad I remember, right back when Joan...

    Oh no. *sad

    I remember, right back when Joan used the name "cheer" what a lovely person she was.

    I feel so bad, she was so worried about her health, always thinking of others, and Tula, who had...
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    I only walk inside, Virginia. At any given time,...

    I only walk inside, Virginia. At any given time, I have no idea when my leg will begin limping and quickly dragging, so I am actually afraid to walk outside because I don't know if I'll be able to...
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    s: 4580 s: 2627 m: 4020 t: 5287 w: 4112...

    s: 4580
    s: 2627
    m: 4020
    t: 5287
    w: 4112
    t: 6083
    f: 5243
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    Howie, you are lucky, I have a lot of pain in my...

    Howie, you are lucky, I have a lot of pain in my legs if I don't move. I can't walk far at a time, but walking and movement is the only thing that alleviates my chronic neuro pain in my legs. It's...
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    I agree, Virginia, but I don't know it's "too...

    I agree, Virginia, but I don't know it's "too much" until AFTER I've already expended the energy and walked the steps.

    If I wake up with problems, I take it easy until I'm feeling improved, but...
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    Covid has inspired me to push myself to increase...

    Covid has inspired me to push myself to increase my fitness, be at my personal best in case I need to fight this virus:

    From last week:

    S: 3,000
    M: 3,500
    T: 3,500
    W: 3,500
    T: 2,400
    F: 3,200
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    Oh my gosh, I don't know how you can listen to...

    Oh my gosh, I don't know how you can listen to that beautiful song and maintain any control at all, Rose. It is so evocative, especially if it is one you played with Jim and the boys. It Is so...
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    Dear, dear Rose, I wouldn't stay with them,...

    Dear, dear Rose,

    I wouldn't stay with them, either. Not under these circumstances, not at this time. It is a lovely offer and very sweet, though. Just too much too soon.

    Get a hotel for 3 days...
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    Wow, I can't believe how much you got done, Rose!...

    Wow, I can't believe how much you got done, Rose! You truly are amazing, although I understand the need to get it done before it gets worse.

    Please take John's family up on their offer to help. It...
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    I have no doubt you will receive many messages of...

    I have no doubt you will receive many messages of comfort and contact like you did today with the flowers blooming, you are intuitively in touch with both worlds I've noticed.

    I feel your care,...
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    Oh, Rose, I am so incredibly sorry for your loss....

    Oh, Rose, I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. You and Jim demonstrated such a remarkable bond of resilience and strength. Jim, we came to know through your words, as a man of absolute optimism...
  34. Thread: March chitchat

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    ANN, glad your MIL is doing well. I wondered if...

    ANN, glad your MIL is doing well. I wondered if she'd had a TIA. That often leaves no traces afterwards on tests, too.

    Virginia, congrats to Grayson on the hole in one!

    Sunshine, hope IVIG...
  35. Rose, I'd forgotten all about all my alcohol...

    Rose, I'd forgotten all about all my alcohol wipes that I have here for my shots, I was so concerned that they've been sold out of hand sanitizer everywhere I've looked.

    Thanks for the reminder!
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    Laz, I'm even worse, I ask for a copy of the...

    Laz, I'm even worse, I ask for a copy of the double blinded study they are relying on. *grimace
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    Howie, just take it with food to help protect...

    Howie, just take it with food to help protect your stomach.
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    https://www.goodrx.com/blog/nsaids-ibuprofen-bad-l...

    https://www.goodrx.com/blog/nsaids-ibuprofen-bad-liver-kidneys/

    Glad your pain is gone!
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    You have a good brother, Virginia.

    You have a good brother, Virginia.
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    You got that right. I'd love to die laughing. ...

    You got that right. I'd love to die laughing.

    Well...except that it might make everyone around me have second thoughts when they begin to break out in uproarious laughter after that.

    It might...
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    Some people have an uncanny knack for being...

    Some people have an uncanny knack for being naturally accepting and a "go with the flow" with all the variabilities and invisible limitations we have.

    It is a true gem to have someone in your...
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    I'm proud of you, Virginia. It takes a lot to...

    I'm proud of you, Virginia.

    It takes a lot to be brutally honest with an "accept it or not" statement because you really don't have any choice and you feel it's time you shared your reality with...
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    Those are good exercises, Jeanie. They keep your...

    Those are good exercises, Jeanie. They keep your muscles from wasting and will keep you moving. Good job!
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    That nightmare must have shaken you, Virginia. ...

    That nightmare must have shaken you, Virginia.

    I've just started trying melatonin again to sleep, but a very small dose to try to avoid the vivid dreams.

    So I dreamt that I was dating Prince...
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    Sounds like quite the UTI, so no wonder you...

    Sounds like quite the UTI, so no wonder you aren't feeling well.

    I think I'm to get a diagnosis of osteoporosis in the morning, so I've been reading the old threads on treatments. Your jaw pain...
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    So very relieved it was not a symptom of a...

    So very relieved it was not a symptom of a cardiac event, Virginia.
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    Virginia, jaw pain can be a symptom of heart...

    Virginia, jaw pain can be a symptom of heart attack, particularly in women. It is the same nerve associated with the heart as in the jaw.
    ...
  48. Thread: Jim's Journey

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    I'm so very sorry, Rose. A lot to take in. I...

    I'm so very sorry, Rose. A lot to take in.

    I hope the appointment goes well with Dr. K in the morning.
  49. Thread: Jim's Journey

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    Sounds like the whole environment there and your...

    Sounds like the whole environment there and your experience exceeded any assumptions and expectations!

    I hope you'll think about giving positive feedback, it's important for the heads to know that...
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    I'm so relieved for you, Linda!

    I'm so relieved for you, Linda!
  51. Thread: RIP Catdancer

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    Thanks for bringing this up, jeannie. Here is...

    Thanks for bringing this up, jeannie.

    Here is the thread, it shows Cat's strength and resilience so well, and the spirit of this forum:
    ...
  52. Thread: RIP Catdancer

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    Cat Dancer was the Queen of Curmudgeons. She may...

    Cat Dancer was the Queen of Curmudgeons. She may have been worn down at times, but she rallied and gave life the best run for its money. There will never be another like Cat Dancer. She set the bar...
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    I hope everything goes smoothly, Linda. Does...

    I hope everything goes smoothly, Linda.

    Does this map help in any way?
  54. Thread: Jim's Journey

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    I hope the infusion goes well, Rose. ...

    I hope the infusion goes well, Rose.

    Interesting that it's not permitted for home healthcare to do.

    Hugs to you and Jim, it will probably be an emotional time if hospital staff express their...
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    Thank you. Ikoiko, I support you. I appreciate...

    Thank you.

    Ikoiko, I support you. I appreciate the caution about posting other people's business in a public venue, particularly when they are easily identifiable. Other people have no control...
  56. Thanks, Laz. Here is a link to this 2016 study: ...

    Thanks, Laz. Here is a link to this 2016 study:

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/305038244_Low-fat_plant-based_diet_in_multiple_sclerosis_A_randomized_controlled_trial

    Even if it didn't...
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    I really value your day, Linda and truly...

    I really value your day, Linda and truly understand how meaningful these serendipitous interactions were for you.

    They nourish the soul, don't they?

    Thank you for sharing your experiences with...
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    Mine was a small needle too. The shot (skin...

    Mine was a small needle too. The shot (skin puncture) didn't hurt, but the solution really, really burned going in. I'm glad yours was easy and painless.

    Yours is such an unfortunate situation...
  59. Thread: July chit-chat

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    So glad the California peeps are doing okay, how...

    So glad the California peeps are doing okay, how terrifying!

    I echo Sunshine, so happy to have Cat and Jeanie back. *forgetmenot

    Sunshine, enjoy your visit, hope the IVIG accessibility issue is...
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    Thanks, Virginia. I had my first shingrix...

    Thanks, Virginia. I had my first shingrix vaccination, and the side effects were far better than I was anticipating, just a low grade fever 24 hours after that was gone by morning.

    That, and my...
  61. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    Good to see Jeanie and nuthatch here! Nuthatch, I...

    Good to see Jeanie and nuthatch here! Nuthatch, I hope you enjoy the visit and have a very happy anniversary!

    Jeanie, slow and steady, that's the way. You've actually come a long way in a short...
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    You are a mom who lost her son, Rose. You will...

    You are a mom who lost her son, Rose. You will grieve as you need to, in whatever ways and for however long.

    I'm so sorry the sound of first responders is such a trigger for you.

    I've heard...
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    Thanks for explaining the breathing treatment,...

    Thanks for explaining the breathing treatment, Rose. I'm new to the world of asthma and have been trying to figure my way through the best way to treat myself so your mentions interested me. Do you...
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    Hi Rose, I couldn't sleep so I thought I'd...

    Hi Rose,

    I couldn't sleep so I thought I'd catch up on your life. Now I'm exhausted after reading about your day. <grin>

    Jim might have cherry angiomas all over. I've had them for many years,...
  65. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    I understand, Virginia. I'd feel the exact same...

    I understand, Virginia. I'd feel the exact same way and wouldn't consider it an irrational boulder that I'd placed in my path. Every aspect of the undertaking would place a huge strain on my...
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    But you weren't early onset, I don't think,...

    But you weren't early onset, I don't think, right, Virginia?
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    Yep, let's blame our moms!

    This isn't applicable to me even though I had early onset, but I was born naturally and was breastfed. What about you?

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31158806
  68. Good to see you again! Happy your MS is stable....

    Good to see you again! Happy your MS is stable. You adopted a child, I recall? How is that going, bringing much happiness, I'm sure?

    I tried this several years ago, but I couldn't get it covered...
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    I celebrate your great day with you and Jim,...

    I celebrate your great day with you and Jim, Rose! *boogie
  70. Oops, I think we were posting at the same time. ...

    Oops, I think we were posting at the same time.

    Can you try a higher dose of that one, is there an acceptable range?
  71. Linda, Here is where you brought this up, and...

    Linda,

    Here is where you brought this up, and I replied to you about this back in March:

    http://www.braintalkcommunities.org/showthread.php/102954-OT-March-Chit-Chat
  72. Yes, we've discussed the anticholinergic burden...

    Yes, we've discussed the anticholinergic burden here, including bladder meds.

    That's why I recently switched to mirabegron for bladder control. I'm pretty sure I mentioned it here. It's a...
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    Such a comforting dream, Rose, thank you for...

    Such a comforting dream, Rose, thank you for sharing it.

    It brings me comfort in the larger scheme of life too to hear of your dream.
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    Dear Rose, You sound like you've come to a...

    Dear Rose,

    You sound like you've come to a place of peaceful acceptance, I was going to say because of your dream, but I see that this post of yours was written before your dream last night.
    ...
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    I'm sure it was a difficult appointment, Rose....

    I'm sure it was a difficult appointment, Rose. I'm glad everything worked well to get Jim there. Dr. K sounds like a kind, sensitive doctor.

    I agree with Virginia, Rose. I don't think he'd be...
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