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    Macho = bad Surviving = good Someone's been...

    Macho = bad
    Surviving = good

    Someone's been exploring the idea of giving Tysabri infusions at home. They don't have that in place yet but if they set it up for Tysabri, seems to me it could be...
  2. Thread: Jim's Journey

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    Such an eloquent statement could be a motto for...

    Such an eloquent statement could be a motto for BT.
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    renee, good luck with the surgery tomorrow. My...

    renee, good luck with the surgery tomorrow. My son has had two kidney stone surgeries--no fun but he came through without any complications.

    Just a note about the Politics blog: I tinkered with...
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    With a responsible person pushing the wheelchair,...

    With a responsible person pushing the wheelchair, you shouldn't have to worry. Does the wheelchair have a safety strap for added security? It would keep you from falling out of it if the person doing...
  5. Thread: Jim's Journey

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    I wouldn't worry for a minute about windows that...

    I wouldn't worry for a minute about windows that haven't been washed in 2 years. When there are more important things going on, some things have to be put on a back burner--a lot of the tidying and...
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    Have you thought about calling the lab where the...

    Have you thought about calling the lab where the bloodwork would be done and the infusion place and asking about possible transportation if the weather is bad? Around here many places just shut down...
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    You have boots that are meant for walking in the...

    You have boots that are meant for walking in the snow/ice--with corrugated soles? Those gripper deals that you can put over your boots for extra traction might work. I have them but can't recall ever...
  8. Thread: Jim's Journey

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    Rose, I avoid Martha Stewart. But Marie Kondo...

    Rose, I avoid Martha Stewart. But Marie Kondo has had some good decluttering and storage ideas, I think.

    Funny thing about dust--and those little bits of things on floors that some of us feel...
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    The world gets stranger all the time. Someone in...

    The world gets stranger all the time. Someone in my neighborhood has notified people that their pet ferret has escaped, and so I'll be on the lookout for it, but now it seems there might be an emu or...
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    tic chick, your garden is lovely! You must enjoy...

    tic chick, your garden is lovely! You must enjoy watching it and just having it there in that space.
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    A few of them are shown here: ...

    A few of them are shown here:
    ...
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    Virginia, maybe you're on an "antibiotic...

    Virginia, maybe you're on an "antibiotic high"--so much accomplished in spite of a UTI.

    Some people have come up with the idea that when you're on an antibiotic, you get a burst of energy--at...
  13. Thread: RIP Catdancer

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    Nice to hear from you, renee!

    Nice to hear from you, renee!
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    Peripheral neuropathy is common in diabetics....

    Peripheral neuropathy is common in diabetics. You've been tested for diabetes?

    Rose is right about potassium deficiency as a cause of those leg cramps. I was having them every other night for many...
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    ANN pushes hard. She does lots of stairs and...

    ANN pushes hard. She does lots of stairs and airports and such. Agate has trouble remembering to do enough exercise each day....
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    One of those flop-eared, tired-looking bunnies? ...

    One of those flop-eared, tired-looking bunnies?

    Glad you're back from the doctor, Virginia. I hope that the med starts working soon!
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    Hope Virginia is doing OK after seeing the...

    Hope Virginia is doing OK after seeing the doctor.

    Step counts:

    11/1 - 1027 steps
    11/2 - 1484 steps
    11/3 - 1511 "
    11/4 - 931 "
    11/5 -1141 "
    11/6 - 1037 "
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    Going off on a tangent here (apologies to ssusan)...

    Going off on a tangent here (apologies to ssusan) but just wondering how the Hoveround is doing?
  19. Exercise and Physical Activity--booklet available at no charge

    The National Institute on Aging has put out a booklet called EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY. It was recently promoted at a residents' meeting in the building I live in, and I latched onto a copy. It...
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    I've never been asked to make any changes in meds...

    I've never been asked to make any changes in meds before an MRI--and I take aspirin regularly along with several rx drugs.

    Sounds like a busy time for you, ssusan! Hope you can take it easy in...
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    No, it was Rose--post #200 in the September...

    No, it was Rose--post #200 in the September thread:
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    It's good to know that the people in charge are...

    It's good to know that the people in charge are still thinking of us. Like Rose, I never used the chat room except that I did wander in once or twice but felt as if I was interrupting someone's...
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    I think this may be the link to the Website you...

    I think this may be the link to the Website you mentioned:

    http://www.drgarysmultiplesclerosiscure.org/Blog/detrusor-sphincter-dyssynergia.html

    You can bring up the posts you want if you enter...
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    Bravo for you, Virginia! I think it's great that...

    Bravo for you, Virginia! I think it's great that you're able to do so much in spite of UTI symptoms.
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    Virginia, it sounds as if you think the AZO might...

    Virginia, it sounds as if you think the AZO might have caused your problem. I wonder if it's mainly that you'd been forcing fluids? I've taken AZO many times without noticing that effect but of...
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    Virginia in post #356 and possibly stillstANNding...

    Virginia in post #356 and possibly stillstANNding in the previous post as well.

    The book I'm reading at the moment is by a man who worked for many years as editor of the Oxford English Dictionary...
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    Time is money. Time and tide wait for no man...

    Time is money.

    Time and tide wait for no man (or woman).

    Time heals all wounds.

    Time wounds all heels.

    Time is of the essence.
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    What Sunshine said! I've found that most doctors...

    What Sunshine said! I've found that most doctors wait until the culture comes back before they'll prescribe anything.
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    Virginia, could you call the doctor before...

    Virginia, could you call the doctor before Thursday and maybe get an antibiotic to tide you over until a culture can be done? Sometimes doctors have done that for me--prescribing a "broad-spectrum"...
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    Hope you can contact a doctor about the UTI and...

    Hope you can contact a doctor about the UTI and get whatever med is needed, Virginia. Better not to let it "settle in."
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    Experts have been studying this and deciding that...

    Experts have been studying this and deciding that DST transitions are bad for our health.
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    Mods to the rescue!

    Mods to the rescue!
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    Maybe I'm just too cynical but insurance...

    Maybe I'm just too cynical but insurance companies typically don't give anything away, and they're probably not eager to shell out this money for people's step counts. In fact, that figure--7500...
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    It's the time of year when a person can change...

    It's the time of year when a person can change Medicare plans.

    I've heard of some plans that offer transportation to/from medical appointments. I wonder if that works?
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    Hope renee sees this.

    Hope renee sees this.
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    I agree that it would be nice not to have to...

    I agree that it would be nice not to have to bother with it. I absolutely hate losing an hour in the spring.

    And as for setting clocks--my phones, computer and bedroom clock reset themselves. I'm...
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    A couple of years ago my health care plan (United...

    A couple of years ago my health care plan (United Health Care) was offering "rewards"--gift cards every time you have a medical exam, flu shot and a couple of other medical procedures. I took...
  38. Thread: RIP Catdancer

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    I'm sure you're right, nuthatch. I've been here...

    I'm sure you're right, nuthatch. I've been here only 18 years and Cat Dancer had been here for quite a few years before I joined.

    When I reply, I'll mention to him that she was here longer than 20...
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    When it's earlier than it really is (OT)

    Tonight is that glorious time when most people gain an hour by setting clocks back, unless of course all of your devices are so modern that they will reset themselves.

    It's really 6:30 PM here...
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    October step count average: 1,165...

    October step count average: 1,165 steps/day--using the old pedometer.
  41. Thread: RIP Catdancer

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    So far as I know it was Cat Dancer and stayed...

    So far as I know it was Cat Dancer and stayed that way for many years but she had been on this board for quite a while before I joined. She may have been Uppity or Uppitycats at that time, and she...
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    Wow, I think that's a great dog costume for Tula!...

    Wow, I think that's a great dog costume for Tula! And Tula must be a very sensible young lady if she nixes princess costumes, which are too common.

    I'm marveling at the dog's front paws. Maybe...
  43. Thread: RIP Catdancer

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    I have his permission to post anything and so...

    I have his permission to post anything and so here is a photo of the cats that he sent yesterday. That seems to be a mouse toy dangling to the left of the cat in the foreground.

    ...
  44. Thread: RIP Catdancer

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    I had a message from Ralph, who is coping with...

    I had a message from Ralph, who is coping with record cold there and dealing with more details. He mentioned wanting to put together an online memorial service of some kind for Cat Dancer eventually,...
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    Sorry, Virginia. I should have looked to find out...

    Sorry, Virginia. I should have looked to find out who started the thread!
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    I'm thinking of trying it on my swollen lower...

    I'm thinking of trying it on my swollen lower left leg.

    Virginia, were you reminded of witch Hazel because of Hallowe'en?

    Too bad that it's named witch Hazel. I've known a few very nice people...
  47. Thread: October Chitchat

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    Rose, how nice that the nurse you've known for...

    Rose, how nice that the nurse you've known for years has offered a place for you and Jim to stay if needed--and let's hope it won't be needed.

    The kindness people show to one another is...
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    You mentioned pushing the wheelchair wheels. That...

    You mentioned pushing the wheelchair wheels. That takes considerable effort. When I am anywhere where I have to do that, I always feel as if I've had quite a workout even if I just have to travel a...
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    Thank you for starting this thread, Howie! ...

    Thank you for starting this thread, Howie!

    I'm still busy with appointments. Wednesday I went to the audiologist for a 6-month checkup on the hearing aids. Since they're 7 years old and hearing...
  50. Another new MS drug--FDA approves Vumerity for RRMS, active SPMS

    From the MS Foundation, news about yet another MS drug, Vumerity (diroximel fumarate), which is a bit like Tecfidera but supposed to have fewer GI effects:
    ...
  51. Thread: It's Hallowe'en!

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    *web *blackcat1*cooljack *madjack *bat ...

    *web *blackcat1*cooljack *madjack *bat *witch*scarycat
  52. Thread: It's Hallowe'en!

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    Yes, jingle. Anyone interested enough in MS to...

    Yes, jingle. Anyone interested enough in MS to stop by here is welcome so far as I'm concerned.
  53. Thread: It's Hallowe'en!

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    We're rare! There was quite a campaign to save...

    We're rare! There was quite a campaign to save the spotted owl a while back.

    And isn't this a big day for Howie's Sam?
  54. Thread: It's Hallowe'en!

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    It's Hallowe'en!

    Any goblins running around where you are?

    The Audubon Society wishes everyone a happy Owl-owe'en and has a quiz to take. (I'm a spotted owl.)
    ...
  55. Thread: RIP Catdancer

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    She was one of the first people I talked to as...

    She was one of the first people I talked to as well, jendie, and she was a "first responder" here much of the time for many years.
  56. Thread: October Chitchat

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    Thank you for explaining, Virginia. I realize how...

    Thank you for explaining, Virginia. I realize how lucky I am to be eligible for Medicaid when I hear about what others are going through.

    Rose, you most definitely do not need a fire in your life....
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    Of course she's to blame, Virginia, but it was so...

    Of course she's to blame, Virginia, but it was so thoughtful of you to eat the ones you'd bought for her so they didn't go to waste.
  58. Thread: October Chitchat

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    Isn't Medicare often administered by the...

    Isn't Medicare often administered by the insurance companies though? I hadn't heard of plan F or plan G before and I get all kinds of information about Medicare. I must not have been paying...
  59. Thread: October Chitchat

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    Something for Howie. While looking at the Chicago...

    Something for Howie. While looking at the Chicago Art Institute Museum Shop, I noticed this. It's a cat named Sam, from a collection done by the artist Andy Warhol, named 25 Cats Named Sam:

    ...
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    Does it make a difference where you walk,...

    Does it make a difference where you walk, Sunshine--indoor or outdoor? Or what kind of surface you walk on?
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    Sorry, Virginia--I misunderstood! I thought...

    Sorry, Virginia--I misunderstood!

    I thought you meant that somehow the mustard on his finger was working its way into his bloodstream and I was wondering if that could happen.
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    Just FYI, Virginia--I'm still using both...

    Just FYI, Virginia--I'm still using both pedometers and comparing them. They are still different, with the new one several hundred steps ahead of the old one. Yesterday it was 1594 vs. 2097.

    The...
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    Mustard on his finger--really? That might be a...

    Mustard on his finger--really?

    That might be a case of mind over matter, and I'm not knocking the idea. It does work at times. I can't think of any reason why mustard on a finger should cure a...
  64. Thread: October Chitchat

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    Virginia, I hope your pain will go away. Regular...

    Virginia, I hope your pain will go away. Regular Tylenol can be taken safely as long as you don't go over the maximum recommended daily dose. If you follow the instructions on the label, Tylenol...
  65. The MS drugs are coming so thick and fast that...

    The MS drugs are coming so thick and fast that it's hard to keep up with them.

    Soon there will be someone standing on every streetcorner peddling a new MS drug.
  66. Thread: October Chitchat

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    It's good to know someone who knows phones. The...

    It's good to know someone who knows phones. The whole phone scene is pretty complicated. "Wild" might be a better word.

    Howie, did the antidepressants help?

    Sunshine, I'm so sorry you've been...
  67. The link in the material you posted didn't work...

    The link in the material you posted didn't work for me, but maybe this one will:
    ...
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    Pedometer saga (continued): I don't know if...

    Pedometer saga (continued):

    I don't know if anyone remembers previous discussions of pedometers. I've been having trouble with mine lately and decided to splurge on a new one. It put me out $12...
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    But Sunshine, that's my trick! Spilling something...

    But Sunshine, that's my trick! Spilling something like a quart of water, usually at the end of the day when I'm too tired to have any enthusiasm for mopping it up even though it has to be mopped up.
  70. Lostparent, I found this though I don't know much...

    Lostparent, I found this though I don't know much about the Epilepsy Foundation. It looks like a reliable source.

    https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/diagnosis/eeg/what-if-its-normal

    You have shared...
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    My rear disappeared entirely when I was in my...

    My rear disappeared entirely when I was in my 40s. It's just not there.

    As for weight gain, if I get a couple of pounds over about 112, I start noticing that my mobility is more limited. It's very...
  72. Thread: October Chitchat

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    Critters with glowing eyes! That must make life...

    Critters with glowing eyes! That must make life exciting for everyone, to put it mildly.

    Remarkable photos!
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    We can't have that. APB on HOWIE!

    We can't have that.

    APB on HOWIE!
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    I'd like to know the simple tricks too.

    I'd like to know the simple tricks too.
  75. Thread: October Chitchat

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    If you go to my Profile and click on "Homepage,"...

    If you go to my Profile and click on "Homepage," you should get to it but of course if BT is down, you won't be doing that. You might want to bookmark the URL now. Some people here have registered...
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