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  1. Thread: RIP Catdancer

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    Thank you for letting people know about nuthatch,...

    Thank you for letting people know about nuthatch, Virginia. Hope she'll get back online soon.

    Many of us may be playing it by ear about this memorial service. I believe that many people who knew...
  2. farmwife, I'm so glad that the new doctor is...

    farmwife, I'm so glad that the new doctor is turning out to be a better one for you.

    I do wonder why cavitation was mentioned. Have you had a head injury? Did the doctor explain what was meant by...
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    Maybe see a doctor about the earache? Sometimes...

    Maybe see a doctor about the earache? Sometimes it's fairly easily treatable but an rx is needed...
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    Not quite as good as it looks, Virginia, because...

    Not quite as good as it looks, Virginia, because the newer pedometer is showing a considerably higher step count than the old one, and even though I'm taking an average, it still comes out to be a...
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    Treadmill?? I went back and took a closer look,...

    Treadmill?? I went back and took a closer look, and yes, that is a treadmill in the picture. I'm very ignorant when it comes to treadmills because I've never been on one. There were some in the PT...
  6. Thread: RIP Catdancer

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    https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-9/...

    https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-9/69703594_2094368817536236_1831490178045181952_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_oc=AQlfG6tDcD9fb2IYh3gbneADPN-f0PN3nmCXVncTo5NukA6A-yBdZh4kmceHo_wGPhw&_nc_ht=scon...
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    Really good advice there. I find that...

    Really good advice there. I find that decluttering is always helpful, and like to think that reading and games are helping as well.
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    Some recent step counts--using the new method of...

    Some recent step counts--using the new method of taking the average of the step count totals from the two pedometers. The newer one almost always (but not always) gives a step count that is higher...
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    I just bought myself one of the new apples I've...

    I just bought myself one of the new apples I've been hearing about--Cosmic Crisp. I'm very keen on it.

    It's a bit like a honeycrisp apple, a bit like a Braeburn. Very flavorful. An easy snack.
  10. Thread: RIP Catdancer

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    No comments yet about whether people think it...

    No comments yet about whether people think it would be OK to post the photo of Catdancer that Ralph sent. It was taken shortly before she died. I won't post it unless someone else comments in favor...
  11. Thread: RIP Catdancer

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    Ralph has sent a photo of his "footwarmers for...

    Ralph has sent a photo of his "footwarmers for the night" as he put it:

    ...
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    Or they mix all too well. One cat who presided...

    Or they mix all too well. One cat who presided over my household took a whole tree down while nobody was home.

    There it was on the floor with all ornaments smashed. The cat, however, was doing...
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    I'm like your granny, Howie. Take the tree out of...

    I'm like your granny, Howie. Take the tree out of its box and plug it in. I'll be doing that in a couple of weeks.

    That's a lovely tree, Parsi! Congratulations on doing that job--quite an...
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    Welcome back, farmwife! Has a particular drug...

    Welcome back, farmwife!

    Has a particular drug been suggested for you?

    The usual procedure nowadays is to let the patient continue on whatever drug seems to be working--in your case,...
  15. Thread: RIP Catdancer

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    A message from Ralph:

    A message from Ralph:
  16. Thread: RIP Catdancer

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    I'm sorry I don't know.With other teleconferences...

    I'm sorry I don't know.With other teleconferences and Webinars I've taken part in, nothing was connected until very near the time that had been scheduled for the event. We'll probably have to wait...
  17. Thread: RIP Catdancer

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    Apparently there's a phone number you can call...

    Apparently there's a phone number you can call instead of going to the Website. I'll probably do the call instead of the Website.
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    Does it ever. I'm horrified by my arms. I'm...

    Does it ever. I'm horrified by my arms. I'm seriously considering wearing only long sleeves.
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    Not a stick in the mud, Virginia, but maybe a...

    Not a stick in the mud, Virginia, but maybe a member of the Bah-Humbug club. I'm a card-carrying member of that club, and that card probably isn't a Christmas card.

    If it's kept low-key, this...
  20. Thread: RIP Catdancer

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    In a note Ralph says that he sent the notice...

    In a note Ralph says that he sent the notice about the memorial service to the 5 people he had addresses for. But of course anyone on this board can just send a PM to Parsi (or me) to get the...
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    Howie, quite a number of people (including me)...

    Howie, quite a number of people (including me) have been wishing you a happy birthday on the Facebook page you think you deleted. Even my sister's husband's nephew who lives in Egypt wished you a...
  22. Thread: RIP Catdancer

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    I received the notice too, Parsi, and thank you...

    I received the notice too, Parsi, and thank you for offering to transmit the information to anyone who would like it.

    I just received a recent photo of Cat from Ralph too but am wondering if it's...
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    Age is only a number. You're only as old as you...

    Age is only a number. You're only as old as you feel, etc.

    Linda, I don't usually use an iPad but I have one. I don't know there are music emojis. I do know about how to post YouTube videos of...
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    That birthday image is supposed to be a fractal....

    That birthday image is supposed to be a fractal. I'm not sure if it really is.
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    Whatever you people at the helm decide to do...

    Whatever you people at the helm decide to do about BT will probably be just fine with everyone here. I believe we're all just glad that this place is still here for us.
  26. Thread: Jim's Journey

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    I'd burn a candle too but it's not possible just...

    I'd burn a candle too but it's not possible just now. However, Jonathan and Michael are in my thoughts, Rose.

    Such a long list of children all lost to neurological disorders--very sad.

    At least...
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    Happy birthday, Howie--December 9!

    Howie, I hope you and Sam will be celebrating your birthday.


    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HOWIE!
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    I did a load of laundry today, then did a...

    I did a load of laundry today, then did a shopping list for the call that should come tomorrow, and tried to set up a couple of packages for carrier pickup through the post office's Click-n-Ship...
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    Herp-Eeze was new to me too. Its main ingredients...

    Herp-Eeze was new to me too. Its main ingredients seem to be L-Lysine and Prunella vulgaris (also known as self-heal). Its ingredients are listed on the Amazon ad for it. The reviews there are very...
  30. Thread: Yoo Hooooo

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    I'm still stuck in my childhood, I guess, because...

    I'm still stuck in my childhood, I guess, because I can't get over the custom of thinking that the Christmas season begins on December 24 and end on January 6, and so that's usually how I do the...
  31. Thread: RIP Catdancer

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    A message from Ralph:

    A message from Ralph:
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    Virginia and Howie are giving very wise advice. I...

    Virginia and Howie are giving very wise advice. I hope you can do whatever it takes to avoid a bad spell of shingles, Jeanie.
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    Thanks for posting this article, Linda. How...

    Thanks for posting this article, Linda.

    How sad that the author's parents were so unaccepting and cruel. You can pick your friends but you can't pick your relatives as they say. At least she had...
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    That's impressive--20 years! The books by...

    That's impressive--20 years!

    The books by Kingsolver that I read were Prodigal Summer and The Poisonwood Bible.
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    Have fun reading, Linda! I don't know any of...

    Have fun reading, Linda! I don't know any of those books or authors except Susan Orlean. I've read one of her books--I think it was called The Orchid Thief, and I liked it. I've read some books by...
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    That's my understanding of the HbA1C test too. ...

    That's my understanding of the HbA1C test too.

    I hadn't been doing my home glucose tests much at all because I thought the HbA1C was more or less doing the job for me, but the doctor said that the...
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    Hope you won't have to cut back on chocolate,...

    Hope you won't have to cut back on chocolate, ANN. That would be just too grim.
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    I probably wouldn't have to pay the bill because...

    I probably wouldn't have to pay the bill because this is a rental but plumbers aren't any fun. They're so disruptive. I can't imagine how they would get at the bathtub pipes without taking out the...
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    I wonder if you've ever really counted the steps...

    I wonder if you've ever really counted the steps you're taking, Howie. You'd be surprised at how they add up.
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    You've had a wealth of experience with MS drugs,...

    You've had a wealth of experience with MS drugs, Linda!
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    Grateful to have heat here--and not to have any...

    Grateful to have heat here--and not to have any power failures. Yet.

    On Saturday after my son, DIL, and grandson left I noticed the carpet was wet by a wall and realized the bathtub must have had...
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    Average steps per day for November, based on 28...

    Average steps per day for November, based on 28 days: 1,298

    For the first part of the month I used only the old pedometer, and for the rest of the month I used an average of the readings at the...
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    What a nice encounter that must have been,...

    What a nice encounter that must have been, Virginia. Items in stores are often hard to reach, and store employees don't seem to exist any more in the large stores. Asking someone tall was smart! I...
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    Welcome back, durkee! I think I remember your...

    Welcome back, durkee! I think I remember your name. I've been here since 2001 but didn't often look into any other forums except for MS back in the good old days because the MS board was very busy,...
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    Yes, it's definitely time for better luck to come...

    Yes, it's definitely time for better luck to come your way, Sunshine! Here's hoping!

    Jeanie, you mentioned doing 20 cards. I've done not one. Working on ordering, wrapping, and sending a couple of...
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    Linda, it's too bad you're having to postpone the...

    Linda, it's too bad you're having to postpone the infusion. Community resources probably aren't available in your location? There just might be some service available that would clear the snow for...
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    You can't win, Sunshine. What a shame that you...

    You can't win, Sunshine. What a shame that you find an assist for one thing and it causes a boatload of other problems.

    Hope you can enjoy the visit with a friend in spite of all of this.
  48. Thread: RIP Catdancer

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    This is on her Facebook page but no specific...

    This is on her Facebook page but no specific details yet:
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    It was a long shot. Since there's been talk of...

    It was a long shot. Since there's been talk of making Tysabri infusions doable at home, I thought maybe they'd be willing to set this up for Rituxan, but the Tysabri deal is in an experimental stage...
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    Christmas is a time for letting people who've...

    Christmas is a time for letting people who've been kind to me know that I appreciate them by giving them a gift, and that includes the mail carrier, the lady who cuts my hair, and the grocery...
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    Virginia, I sleep every chance I get. I can fall...

    Virginia, I sleep every chance I get. I can fall asleep in my wheelchair while waiting around somewhere or while riding the van. Sleep is so essential to me that it's top priority. "Sleep that knits...
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    Any chance that the infusion could be done in...

    Any chance that the infusion could be done in your home in a case like that?
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    Thank you for starting a December thread for us,...

    Thank you for starting a December thread for us, Virginia.

    My grandson was toddling around here yesterday--visiting with my son and DIL--and I'm still putting the place back together. He's a...
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    This is such good news, nuthatch--and such nice...

    This is such good news, nuthatch--and such nice photos! Good for Everett with his liking for peas. I can understand liking peas--they're cute and they roll around nicely.

    Old verse comes to mind: ...
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    Getting rid of a pain is so nice--sometimes...

    Getting rid of a pain is so nice--sometimes getting a lot of sleep does wonders.
  56. Thread: RIP Catdancer

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    I was assuming that more details would be...

    I was assuming that more details would be forthcoming in the next couple of weeks but maybe we need to ask about them. We don't even know how to connect or what to connect with.
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    Many thanks for the thoughtful replies. I...

    Many thanks for the thoughtful replies.

    I don't think I could ever invite myself or let people know (unless they specifically ask) that I'm alone. I don't like to think that I'm included because...
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    Sample of the Strout book: ...

    Sample of the Strout book:

    https://www.elizabethstrout.com/books/abide-with-me/excerpt

    I'm intending to read Olive Kitteridge because I liked the movie, and now I'll be looking up Abide with Me.
  59. Looks as if it's out of stock in the print...

    Looks as if it's out of stock in the print form--I'm sorry, Virginia! They'll probably get it back in stock soon. If not, I'll see if I can locate one for you. The building manager may have some...
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    Birds aren't sold with their giblets any more,...

    Birds aren't sold with their giblets any more, maybe?

    Back when I did this kind of thing, if I was cooking a turkey or chicken, I always boiled the giblets and gave them to whatever cat was in...
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    Every family need someone who likes to cook and...

    Every family need someone who likes to cook and likes to entertain.

    Howie, I hope Sam is aware of the arrival of the food. In case she doesn't mention it, she might appreciate a handout or two.
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    Happy Thanksgiving! *happy thanksgiving ...

    Happy Thanksgiving!


    *happy thanksgiving


    I learned about the deep breaths too! "Deep cleansing breath" is what it was called. Really refreshing.
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    I'm reading Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey...

    I'm reading Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America by Deborah and James Fallows--by a couple who spent several years traveling around to various towns in the US and writing about...
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    No stuffed pepper, stuffed potato, or stuffed...

    No stuffed pepper, stuffed potato, or stuffed squash for Virginia!


    No hot dogs for Howie!

    Very traditional folks here...
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    Thanksgiving greeting from the MSAA: ...

    Thanksgiving greeting from the MSAA:

    ...
  66. Thread: Kinda’ happy

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    I hadn't heard of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra...

    I hadn't heard of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra but looked them up. They don't seem to have much connection with Siberia but I can see how their concerts must be very dazzling, to put it mildly.
    ...
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    There's no such thing as a vegetarian cat as I...

    There's no such thing as a vegetarian cat as I understand it. They have to have meat to survive. The fancy name for this type of animal is an "obligate carnivore."

    Humans on the other hand aren't...
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    Virginia, I think that the turkey is just for...

    Virginia, I think that the turkey is just for decoration, maybe because of the fall colors. No one would want to eat that poor turkey!
  69. Thread: RIP Catdancer

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    Yes, that's how it was for me too, now that you...

    Yes, that's how it was for me too, now that you mention it.
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    Sounds as if your crowd will be well fed, Jeanie!

    Sounds as if your crowd will be well fed, Jeanie!
  71. Thread: RIP Catdancer

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    A conference call might be like a teleconference?...

    A conference call might be like a teleconference?

    I've taken part in some teleconferences, some years ago. They were MS topics. You registered in advance and had to be on the phone at a certain...
  72. Thread: RIP Catdancer

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    From Ralph (I've deleted part that was a tad...

    From Ralph (I've deleted part that was a tad political):



    Anyone know about conference calls? I'm afraid I haven't a clue. Is this something people on this board could be part of?
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    *thanksgiving

    *thanksgiving
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    I received a greeting from someone who heads an...

    I received a greeting from someone who heads an MS Society support group, wishing everyone a wonderful holiday with friends or family, and going on to say that if you don't have someone to share...
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    Virginia, it must be terribly hard to have been...

    Virginia, it must be terribly hard to have been married for many years and be used to sharing your life with that person--and then to find yourself without someone who probably seemed like an...
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