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    Morning Jingle, glad you're all tucked in....

    Morning Jingle, glad you're all tucked in. Blustery snow going on here, they said three inches possible but all my porch rails say we have gone past that. Is supposed to turn to rain this afternoon...
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    I wonder Rose if when it is time for him to...

    I wonder Rose if when it is time for him to extend himself with a trip out that he take his pain meds maybe an hour before to make traveling a bit easier. Would it muddy blood work? Make him too...
  3. Today I am grateful that even the lighter dosage...

    Today I am grateful that even the lighter dosage of trintellix is already making a difference and as of today I take every other day for two weeks then I am done.

    I am grateful that I have found...
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    yeah I just googled my houghchrst name and I am...

    yeah I just googled my houghchrst name and I am all over the frickin' radar so what's the diff LOLOL.
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    Jingle I have private messaged you but here is...

    Jingle I have private messaged you but here is the link, I hope it works. I honestly don't mind anyone from BT FBing me but I would like to keep the reverse private if possible. I have years of info...
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    Alex you have been here long enough to know that...

    Alex you have been here long enough to know that an apology is not necessary. We all care about you deeply even when you aren't here regularly. We know you will get here when you can.

    I am so...
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    Alex!! Hello, wonderful to hear from you. Yes it...

    Alex!! Hello, wonderful to hear from you. Yes it has been a year here since this post yet I almost feel as though I could have written it yesterday. Nothing has changed except I did finally get those...
  8. I've used DoorDash, GrubHub and Uber for food...

    I've used DoorDash, GrubHub and Uber for food delivery. I think it is wonderfully convenient and leaves me open to a huge variety of eateries. The only issue I have is that the restaurants usually...
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    Yay, Christmas is over. Time to take down my few...

    Yay, Christmas is over. Time to take down my few decorations. Have decided that I am going to get a real, small tree next year. The santa bear worked great though.

    It is raining right now....
  10. For shame, has been too long since my last...

    For shame, has been too long since my last gratitude.

    I am grateful that the holidays are over.

    I am grateful that I was able to buy some gifts.

    I am grateful that I have this bomb a$$ van....
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    Jingle would it be Hebrew National hot dogs?...

    Jingle would it be Hebrew National hot dogs? Another excellent wiener. Yes grilling is wonderful, in the winter I roast them in a pan or use a meat fork and hold it over the stove flame. Haven't done...
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    Jingle is really easy, cut a slit in a hot dog...

    Jingle is really easy, cut a slit in a hot dog down it's length, put cheese in the slit then wrap the hotdog with a piece of thin sliced bacon. I put tooth picks in mine to hold the cheese upright so...
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    I too will be doing a whole lot of nothing. I...

    I too will be doing a whole lot of nothing. I won't even make it until the ball dropping. Might make something special for dinner on New Year's day though. My ex MIL traditionally put out a spread...
  14. Thread: Hair ball

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    LOL leave it to a cat. My itty bitty foster gets...

    LOL leave it to a cat. My itty bitty foster gets hairballs something fierce. I started feeding her Temptations hairball treats and have only had one hairball in a couple of months. Good luck on them...
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    Merry Christmas everyone!!! Thank you Jingle!!...

    Merry Christmas everyone!!!
    Thank you Jingle!!
    *candle
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    Merry Christmas back at ya Clouds, I will be...

    Merry Christmas back at ya Clouds, I will be gloriously alone on most of Christmas Eve and most of Christmas day. It's a Christmas miracle lol. I will be loving it. Jared is going to his dad's on...
  17. MS and Your Brain: 10 Ways to Stay Sharp

    Thought this might be useful


    https://www.webmd.com/multiple-sclerosis/life-with-ms-19/slideshow-ms-brain-games
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    Made it through Thanksgiving with no issues. My...

    Made it through Thanksgiving with no issues. My kitchen even stayed clean. Almost all the leftovers went into a delicious casserole so nothing to waste. Still have a turkey carcass left with a lot of...
  19. So today I am grateful that it is still the...

    So today I am grateful that it is still the weekend though Sunday.

    I am grateful that I have an excellent caregiver.

    I am grateful that I am able to foster.
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    definitely not cigarettes Clouds lol but...

    definitely not cigarettes Clouds lol but supposedly the plant has some special properties
  21. Thread: Yoo Hooooo

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    Morning Jingle, no tree up yet, I get a live one...

    Morning Jingle, no tree up yet, I get a live one usually so I don't put it up until about two weeks before Christmas. Not sure if the cats will let me this year. We have two youngsters who are semi...
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    You too Jingle!! I wish for a peaceful day for...

    You too Jingle!! I wish for a peaceful day for everyone. Even those of you who are rushing your butts off, stop for a second, breathe and exhale hard. New thing I learned in PT to combat stress.
    ...
  23. Let's see, today I am grateful that I finally...

    Let's see, today I am grateful that I finally have transportation.

    Grateful that I get paid on Black Friday.

    Grateful that the sun is shining today
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    I remember huge holidays together with cousins up...

    I remember huge holidays together with cousins up in northern lower michigan, middle of the woods cabin. When my mom was alive she always loved the holidays and kept us kids together and made great...
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    By no means a thread killer agate. I am of two...

    By no means a thread killer agate. I am of two minds about thanksgiving. If my sons weren't around I prolly would just skip the holidays LOL. Too stressful. I will enjoy my two boys and some good...
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    New brain scan

    New brainscan allowing doctors to better diagnose and treat problems https://cerescan.com/
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    New brain scan

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    New brain scan

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    New brain scan

    Helps to pinpoint areas to help better diagnose and treat a patient https://cerescan.com/
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    Congratulations on that last treatment! Now maybe...

    Congratulations on that last treatment! Now maybe for a breather. Still praying and sending out good vibes to you all.
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    I have a love/hate relationship with...

    I have a love/hate relationship with Thanksgiving. It is a very stressful time of the year for me.

    But....this year I put in for a Thanksgiving dinner basket with the food bank so I won't have to...
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    I don't know what happened that I was not...

    I don't know what happened that I was not prepared or expecting all of this snow. I must have missed the weather. It is fall so I wasn't expecting anything. I may have to go out and shovel a path for...
  33. Thank you for asking clouds. I am on the fence...

    Thank you for asking clouds. I am on the fence about this new psych med. IT makes me numb but it also makes me listless. I feel like doing nothing. I am not crying on and off throughout the day like...
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    So glad they help you Jingle. Mine are very deep...

    So glad they help you Jingle. Mine are very deep in L5-6 and S1 through the cartilage so with this new doc I have them knock me out, I get three on each side. With my old doc he was great on pain...
  35. Haven't been feeling very good lately so I...

    Haven't been feeling very good lately so I thought I better check in here.

    Today I am grateful for Joyce Meyers who reminds me to be grateful

    I am grateful that it is late enough in the year...
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    well fall is most definitely here. My favorite...

    well fall is most definitely here. My favorite time of year and I have not even been out working in it. I don't know what is wrong with me but I have no get up and go. I feel almost numb. I have not...
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    My mom use to make pea soup in a similar way. I...

    My mom use to make pea soup in a similar way. I loved it but am a bit leery of trying it myself. I have her old cook book with hand written recipes in it. Her gumbo recipe is in there. People use to...
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    Sounds awesome, I have become quite fond of my...

    Sounds awesome, I have become quite fond of my slowcooker but I need a bigger one. I had a big one that the crock handle broke off of so I asked for a new one for Christmas. I got one but it is half...
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    That's great. Nice you have a vet that will come...

    That's great. Nice you have a vet that will come out. We had to take Belladonna to the vet she was very sick, had a tech friend come out and give her sub Q fluids and antibiotics, she had a fever of...
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    Yay!!! Maybe she just had a little bug and was...

    Yay!!! Maybe she just had a little bug and was feeling under the weather.
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    I am so relieved, bet you are too. Glad she is...

    I am so relieved, bet you are too. Glad she is doing better. Finding a good vet is almost as hard as finding a good doctor. Once you do don't let them go.
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    Oh Jingle I am so sorry about your kitty. Is it...

    Oh Jingle I am so sorry about your kitty. Is it possible that Peaches ate something that she shouldn't have? I know that can take xrays and hundreds of dollars to do. I really have no idea since your...
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    Clouds I am so sorry you are doing awful. I know...

    Clouds I am so sorry you are doing awful. I know that you know that watching all that depressing news stuff can affect you negatively. I also know how fear can turn it into an obsession. I went nuts...
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    Yep first of October and supposed to be near...

    Yep first of October and supposed to be near ninety and muggy, yech!! Had to turn the air on last night because it was too warm and muggy for sleeping. Ran the furnace once two days before. Going to...
  45. Thread: Life

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    Alex I am so sorry you are feeling so terribly....

    Alex I am so sorry you are feeling so terribly. It sounds like the Lexapro is not working and may be contributing to your diabetes. Have you gotten worse since the Lexapro? More depressed and...
  46. Gratitude is necessary this morning grateful...

    Gratitude is necessary this morning

    grateful to have a very necessary shelter over my head. Yeah it's early.

    Grateful to have food in the fridge.

    Grateful for my herd.
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    I haven't been checking in here, shame on me, need an attitude of gratitude.

    This morning I am grateful that fall is here, my favorite season.

    I am grateful for the donation of cat stuff I got...
  48. Thread: fostering

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    Well I still have both the rehabbing ferals....

    Well I still have both the rehabbing ferals. Georgie, he has been dubbed, is a cute little stinker and Jared is in love. He is no longer terribly feral like and he eats with the crowd, often will let...
  49. Thread: Sinking in

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    Rose I think of Forks OVer Knives every time I...

    Rose I think of Forks OVer Knives every time I turn on my computer or think of BT or you. I have watched it three times and even looked up vegan recipes for meat lovers. There is a lot out there. We...
  50. Thread: Sinking in

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    Jeannie for me it is getting into the mindset,...

    Jeannie for me it is getting into the mindset, build determination, pray for strength, deal with the emotions that come with saying goodbye to a 'best friend'. Make quitting an obsession. I have...
  51. Thread: Sinking in

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    Thank you clouds for the advice. You are right...

    Thank you clouds for the advice. You are right watching and reading too much medical info can be a huge stressor. I didn't know about the mexican food but I do not a lot of spices and herbs they use...
  52. Thread: Sinking in

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    Sinking in

    I sit here and started actually dwelling on my appointment with my cardiologist. He said it so quick and so casually that I heard it but it made no impression though it rang out but he kept talking...
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    Gut bacteria related

    Scientists have found a correlation between a disease involving chronic pain and alterations in the gut microbiome.



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    Jeannie I think about Nora often and wondered how...

    Jeannie I think about Nora often and wondered how she was faring since she lost her buddy. I know she is getting up there in years. I am so sorry. So terribly heartbreaking to see someone you love...
  55. Thread: fostering

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    Geez been a while, there were a few cats in...

    Geez been a while, there were a few cats in there, about 12 ferals TNRed and sent back or to friendly barns. Fostered a few for Los Gatos a cat rescue near me and they have been adopted. Sweet...
  56. Thread: Has been

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    Sitting here listening to the dog bark at...

    Sitting here listening to the dog bark at nothing. A common event. Though it is seven in the a.m. and I try to keep him quiet until later. Been getting up about six thirty, seven. guess this is my...
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    I am sure many of us remember you. You have been...

    I am sure many of us remember you. You have been with us for a long time. I see you everyday, lol on FB, don't think the Chit Chat room was gone but the format of the forums I think may have changed...
  58. Thread: Has been

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    Has been

    beautiful outside the last three days. Sunshine, clouds, breeze about 80 which I can handle. Even got some yard work done yesterday, well, before my mower decided that it was no longer moving from...
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    Thank you guys, I know I can Google it but I have...

    Thank you guys, I know I can Google it but I have reached a point where I am so med sensitive I do not want to see the bad side effects due to power of suggestion LOL if that makes any sense but I am...
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    Trintellix Anyone?

    since everyone seems to post here I thought I would ask if anyone has taken Trintellix before? I just was prescribed it for Major Depressive Disorder and have never heard of it before.
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    Jingle I am so sorry, I too am terrified. I do...

    Jingle I am so sorry, I too am terrified. I do not want to spend the rest of my years in a wheel chair because the pain is so bad I cannot walk. That scares me. Right now the injections work and I...
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    Oh Jingle I am so sorry it didn't work for you. I...

    Oh Jingle I am so sorry it didn't work for you. I hope they find something to help. I just had both knees injected and am looking forward to my next set of back injections hopefully within the month....
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    Hi Dawn good to see you. Yes I have considered...

    Hi Dawn good to see you. Yes I have considered hosting an adult night and a kids night and a family night. Bugs here are terrible because we are backed onto a pond and the woods so we are all use to...
  64. Geesh, been a while Today I am grateful to be...

    Geesh, been a while

    Today I am grateful to be alone for a change.

    Grateful that it will be another beautiful day.

    and grateful that I have gas for the mowers.
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    Jingle I hope all goes well today and your pain...

    Jingle I hope all goes well today and your pain becomes tolerable. I know for many tolerable is as good as it gets. I too am most likely looking at nerve ablation and it concerns me but I am to a...
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    I have been moving back into my living room....

    I have been moving back into my living room. Since I bought the Roku near Christmas and it won't work on the tv in the living room I have been spending late afternoons napping, then dinner for us...
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    Still waiting on my fence, they waited because of...

    Still waiting on my fence, they waited because of the heat but it has cooled down a bit so hoping maybe this weekend. Slowly getting my yard put together and cleaned up. Didn't realize how much stuff...
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    Hi Jingle all is pretty mellow. I still have the...

    Hi Jingle all is pretty mellow. I still have the feral, well....semiferal. I seem to have a knack for telling the difference for feral youngsters that have been born in an indoor litter compared to...
  69. Jingle how are you doing? Did you get your...

    Jingle how are you doing? Did you get your treatment?

    struggling here so need this

    Grateful that the sun is shining.

    Grateful that I got up the nerve to talk/cry to the neighbor man about...
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    days where the weather man has covered his ass...

    days where the weather man has covered his ass by predicting thunderstorms, rain and possible sun, warm and muggy. Basically meaning this is Michigan and ya get what ya get. We have a lot of days...
  71. Thread: Life

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    I am so glad your faith is strong. Sometimes that...

    I am so glad your faith is strong. Sometimes that is all we have to keep us going. I am assuming that you know that one of the SEs of Lexapro can be diabetes. I hate the meds because I could...
  72. Jingle I am so happy for you. It's amazing when...

    Jingle I am so happy for you. It's amazing when things fall into place just right. I am sorry about your pain, I feel ya.

    Today I am grateful to have a little bit of money.

    I am grateful to...
  73. Jingle I don't envy you that fifty pounds of...

    Jingle I don't envy you that fifty pounds of paper, I have about half that and it has been separated to go into the file cabinet I just haven't done it yet. They are in three different places. Good...
  74. Thread: $$$ Bad Day

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    Jingle do you have central air? A window air...

    Jingle do you have central air? A window air conditioner costs that much brand new. Figures nothing happens when the plumber is there.

    I had to call my electric company to have a man come out to...
  75. Thread: $$$ Bad Day

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    Geez Jingle what a pain in the hiney. Hopefully...

    Geez Jingle what a pain in the hiney. Hopefully they don't take an arm and a leg
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