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    As I posted to the board and therefore to Cherie...

    As I posted to the board and therefore to Cherie before she again exited the board....Ikoiko made a simple statement reminding us all of an important warning about our internet posts. Many people...
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    It was 49° an hour ago but 51° now...at 4:03. I am up...checking wether I need to start our cars to keep stuff warm...we leave for farmers’ markets in an hour. Temp is ok but it will be cold for the...
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    Thank you again for reminding us of this...

    Thank you again for reminding us of this important information.
  4. HSCT ...Clinic that treated Selma Blair...abruptly shuts down...stem cell

    Richard Burt, MD, the chief of Northwestern Medicine’s immunotherapy for autoimmune diseases division, is taking a sabbatical, and the stem cell program he has headed for many years, which treated a...
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    “Whatever it was do not call the police or even...

    “Whatever it was do not call the police or even worry about it. Go back to sleep although we know that you are now fully awake and probably can’t sleep anymore tonight. You might as well read your...
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    Oh gosh...kudos to everyone doing anything!...

    Oh gosh...kudos to everyone doing anything! Especially Jeanie.

    I have spent the week and especially the last 2 days trying to get the business iPads we each use for a Saturday farmers’ market...
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    This article was a good description of troubles as I experience them when I have active MS times.

    “Thinking Compromised”

    My roommate walks through the living room and asks me if I want to join...
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    Farmer Linda here! I am in western MA. And have a...

    Farmer Linda here! I am in western MA. And have a small organic farm.
  9. I watched it...I think it was clever but had...

    I watched it...I think it was clever but had trouble reading the subtitles and watching the video! It moved a bit too fast. Sort of ironic..
  10. Exactly!!!!!

    Exactly!!!!!
  11. Diet and MS... study report I copied from Active MSers site.

    Finally, a randomized, serious diet study in MS! What happened when patients with multiple sclerosis ate a very low-fat, plant-based diet--no meat, fish, eggs, dairy products, or vegetable oils--for...
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    I get cans of beans that have pull top lids ....

    I get cans of beans that have pull top lids . There are more and more like this. Kidney beans, butter beans, chick peas......so many.
  13. sunshine...and others...i copied this about UTI's that is really interesting...

    CHIP SIMONS / GETTY
    Nanell Mann began getting urinary tract infections in 1971, when she got a hysterectomy following the birth of her sixth child. She would take antibiotics and get better. Get...
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    Been a tough growing year...almost no eggplant...

    Been a tough growing year...almost no eggplant anyway. And this is the first time we had really perfect haricot verts.
    John has just gone back to markets after weeks and weeks of illness. He is in...
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    Haricot verts...green beans. They are thin French...

    Haricot verts...green beans. They are thin French green beans. Nothing like average solid beans that I also grow. These are sometimes called Filet beans.
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    Great to see the September thread. It is a...

    Great to see the September thread. It is a wonderful reminder of Peg.

    I was thinking of our sort of lost members. In the beginning it was such a primary source of information. Now, of course,...
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    What is interesting around here is that my...

    What is interesting around here is that my friends who do have cable only get one Pbs channel. They are unaware of the 3 other channels that even the local public television station runs.
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    I also use only an antenna to get television. A...

    I also use only an antenna to get television. A couple of years ago we replaced a barn roof and so they took down the antenna. We pounded a steel pole in the ground and placed the antenna on it. That...
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    Thanks for the article/alert. I have started...

    Thanks for the article/alert. I have started thanking people who tell me about some new cure they have just read about and I tell them I will be sure to share the news with my neurologist.
  20. Excellent explanation of a workable routine.

    Excellent explanation of a workable routine.
  21. Every Saturday morning I get up at 3am and take...

    Every Saturday morning I get up at 3am and take one Imodium pill. Then I get up at 4 to get ready to go to work. At that time I take a second Imodium and oxybutinin and Ampyra. The Imodium has...
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    OT. The story of my very good day....

    Last Saturday was a very good day. In my old life it probably would have seemed a very fair day but now I realize.....a lot.

    So, my very good day started in the days before the farmers’ market. I...
  23. You reminded me...I consulted with women neuros...

    You reminded me...I consulted with women neuros at UMass Worcester ms clinic.
  24. my wonderful neuro retired a couple of years ago....

    my wonderful neuro retired a couple of years ago. My new neuro is a woman. I like her a lot.
  25. Yes! I now understand several incidents from 6th...

    Yes! I now understand several incidents from 6th grade, 10th grade and probably more. I wonder sometimes how those incidents which I did not share with anyone shaped the person I am. I must have...
  26. Thanks for the post. I will read with interest.

    Thanks for the post. I will read with interest.
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    What you said about taking a break from a drug to...

    What you said about taking a break from a drug to help it regain its effectiveness is something I do with a different drug. I too have found that it works for my situation. My neuro always thought I...
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    Oh what a difficult time you are having. All I...

    Oh what a difficult time you are having. All I know is that we come through these bad times and go on. I just hope this bad spell ends soon and becomes a memory and does not stay a reality too long.
  29. Thank you. John is home. They implanted a heart...

    Thank you. John is home. They implanted a heart monitor because they are not sure what is happening.
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  30. So, John is still in the Farr building. They are...

    So, John is still in the Farr building. They are doing lots of stress tests etc.....no decision on pacemaker yet. John heard them talk about discharging him. So it is 4:00 pm and we use a limo that I...
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    Super good advice. Exactly the information I have...

    Super good advice. Exactly the information I have been gathering. I use the same service for all long trips but need a service for local trips. Someone told me to call the senior center and ask
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    Sorry I twisted Obama’s name and made him Irish!


    It's August, so I wanted to let you know about a few books I've been reading this summer, in case you're looking for some suggestions. To start,...
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    Fun, isn’t it?!
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    I grow Persian cucumbers. They are Seedless and...

    I grow Persian cucumbers. They are Seedless and crisp. And as SSusan always told my customers: “in this case size really does not matter” the skin is thin. I like them best and often make a salad...
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    Sunshine, I hope you feel better soon. So sorry...

    Sunshine,
    I hope you feel better soon. So sorry you are suffering.
  36. Thank you again Ikoiko for the detailed...

    Thank you again Ikoiko for the detailed information. I followed your direction exactly and we got to the 7th floor easily. About an hour later they wanted us to go to the aptly named Farr building. I...
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    Oh my goodness. Advice given. Thanks for that. ...

    Oh my goodness. Advice given. Thanks for that. it is not an earthquake.
    I appreciated the reminder because I googled my name and was able to read posts I have made on Braintalk! No password...
  38. Thank you.

    Thank you.
  39. I feel so much better with the detailed...

    I feel so much better with the detailed explanation! I called several times but could not get people to understand that I would not be going into the garage. I use a livery service and the same...
  40. Thank you for the detail. Perfect.

    Thank you for the detail. Perfect.
  41. Thanks. That is helpful to see but I am still...

    Thanks. That is helpful to see but I am still trying to figure out where exactly the elevators are in the garage once we get dropped off. It doesn’t show that does it? I am sure all will be well....
  42. Beth Israel/Deaconess parking at Shapiro garage...98 binned st. Anyone from Boston?

    So, tomorrow John goes to cardiologist at Beth Israel/ Deaconess. Last time we went our driver dropped us off on 300 Brookline Ave. (I think)
    This time the nurse told me we should get dropped off...
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    Hi. I buy it at Trader Joe’s. Very...

    Hi. I buy it at Trader Joe’s. Very spreadable...like soft peanut butter. I do not know about this recipe but there were dozens of comments. This one might give some info you wanted:


    “ I live...
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    Agate, I hope you can use your windows and patio...

    Agate, I hope you can use your windows and patio soon.

    Virginia, I hope you are more comfortable today.

    Susan left early this AM and I went to the hospital at 11 AM. I took clothes for Mom as...
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    Happy Happy Day! You are a treasure to all of us.

    Happy Happy Day! You are a treasure to all of us.
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    I looked it up on Wikipedia and found this: “...

    I looked it up on Wikipedia and found this:


    Acquaviva Collecroce (also called Živavoda Kruč or, usually, just Kruč) is a small town and comune in the province of Campobasso, in the Molise...
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    My husband’s first spoken language is Croatian....

    My husband’s first spoken language is Croatian. His father was born in Italy and spoke Italian and Croatian. The story is that in the distant past john’s Relatives picked up their whole town and...
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    I was diagnosed 30 years ago at age 42. I am 72...

    I was diagnosed 30 years ago at age 42. I am 72 now.

    We should talk sometime about this custom of women to want to hide their ages. It sort of goes along with lots of customs that encourage women...
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    I never log out either. Not sure why I would. I...

    I never log out either. Not sure why I would. I just click on the icon I have for this site and I am here...on this page. Less than a second.
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    That dog died several years ago. They never got...

    That dog died several years ago. They never got another. Angelica lives in Boston.
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    Yesterday at Market:
    I looked up from my world’s best cranberry beans at yesterday’s market and wondered if I was seeing correctly. There, standing in front of me, was my favorite of all times...
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    I had a great farmers market today. My friend...

    I had a great farmers market today. My friend brought me 5 more chapters of his book to review.

    I had a visit from one of my favorite students ever! She was on her way to visit her daughter at...
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    Your mother is getting better...that is just...

    Your mother is getting better...that is just great news.
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    Maybe that will be my weekend’s...

    Maybe that will be my weekend’s entertainment.....blob, blob, blob.....and popcorn!
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    Well, this memory woke him up! He can not stop...

    Well, this memory woke him up! He can not stop looking it up and finds pictures that reflect his strong memory of it. Thanks. You gave my curious child something to occupy him!
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    John found something once near our ponds. It was...

    John found something once near our ponds. It was a foot long and five inches wide and 4 inches tall. It had ruffles like crepe paper and bright orange sherbet. It was not a mushroom. He kept it for...
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    After working outside on the farm I could use a...

    After working outside on the farm I could use a good hose down like that before I drag all the sand and dirt into the house!
  58. So Howie, what was your before MS life? ( or does...

    So Howie, what was your before MS life? ( or does it make you sad to think about that time).
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    Well, I am reading a book that one of my...

    Well, I am reading a book that one of my customers at market wrote! Is writing!
    This man is a lawyer, the father of a daughter now interning at MIT- a daughter I first saw in a carrier on her mom’s...
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    Sounds good to me

    Sounds good to me
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    Right. I did that once when I had not noticed...

    Right. I did that once when I had not noticed that you had already started a thread.
  62. Thread: July chit-chat

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    Well, time to take a deep breath. Doesn’t it feel...

    Well, time to take a deep breath. Doesn’t it feel like you can hardly breathe when you are so worried? Hope things continue to improve.
  63. Too many prescription drugs and they could be causing us more problems than you know.

    This physician wants her patients to use fewer medications
    Add to list

    (Jack Valley/Getty Images/iStockphoto)
    By Ranit Mishori
    January 28, 2017
    There was nothing unique about that patient...
  64. Well Virginia, that is quite the interesting...

    Well Virginia, that is quite the interesting story...you have had an adventurous family life!
  65. Thread: July chit-chat

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    As I get older I think of a house without a dog...

    As I get older I think of a house without a dog and it makes me sadder than any other loss I will face. I need a furry friend curled up against me at night. I am sad for your loss but you are a great...
  66. Interesting supreme Courts case testing the ADA

    A blind man couldn't order pizza from Domino's. The company wants the Supreme Court to say websites don't have to be accessible
    Tucker Higgins | @tuckerhiggins
    Published 7 Hours Ago Updated 2...
  67. Thread: July chit-chat

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    The best MS advice I ever got when I was new at...

    The best MS advice I ever got when I was new at all this was from a fellow MSer who told me: “ Get it before you need it”
    I met her at my first support group and we were each other’s support for...
  68. Thread: Haiku

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    Really?...........

    Really?...........
  69. Thread: July chit-chat

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    Sorry you are having such a hard time. Maybe we...

    Sorry you are having such a hard time. Maybe we all need one of those back and forth lawn sprinklers. I could use my manual wheelchair and play in the water trying to dodge it? Ok, not such a great...
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    Thanks. Here it was 100° and very humid. I drank tons of water and was saved because there were overcast skies and a slight breeze. I was very lucky that the sun only blared down on me once in a...
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    I am in a situation like a construction...

    I am in a situation like a construction worker...these things are too weak to be useful. But the water baths are great! And my customers just love helping me out! I have wet towels too. I really did...
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    Yes, there was a customer who is a radiologist...

    Yes, there was a customer who is a radiologist and he stopped to buy some plants from me. I asked him to do me a favor...and yes, he happily poured water over my head!
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    And I thank you for being here! I did a farmers’...

    And I thank you for being here! I did a farmers’ market today and lasted until the end! The stress of the heat made all of us more pliable? Lots of fun conversations...
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    Thanks Nuthatch.... We never say that he is...

    Thanks Nuthatch....
    We never say that he is allergic to beta blockers. That is not medically accurate but essentially correct. The beta blocker danger for John came when he had a failed quadruple...
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    Things are better today...the hospital admitted...

    Things are better today...the hospital admitted what a mess they had made of things and apologized many times over. They sent an Uber driver to pick John up this morning, cleared out a room at the...
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