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    tic chick, I recall making cranberry sauce. I...

    tic chick, I recall making cranberry sauce. I followed the package directions too, but cut down on the sugar. It was fun waiting for the berries to start popping, and they were such a pretty shade of...
  2. I was wondering about acupuncture too. I've...

    I was wondering about acupuncture too.

    I've often heard of cats turning up on trains and planes, and the shelter that had this cat had this to say (in the article):



    I don't think it can be...
  3. It might be better not to know. I keep wondering...

    It might be better not to know. I keep wondering if it stowed away on some vehicle or plane--to have traveled that far! Beautiful cat.
  4. The chipping process was surprisingly...

    The chipping process was surprisingly easy--nothing to it at all.
  5. Thread: RIP Catdancer

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    Another message from TC (Ralph): Sounds as...

    Another message from TC (Ralph):



    Sounds as if we can be on the lookout for him.
  6. But Howie, didn't you just mention that she goes...

    But Howie, didn't you just mention that she goes out sometimes? Hope she's microchipped in case she decides to venture on to New Mexico or somewhere.

    If she turns up on my doorstep, I'll know...
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    Another case of SPS, this time said to have been...

    Another case of SPS, this time said to have been successfully treated with therapeutic plasma exchange:
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  8. My last couple of cats were microchipped too. I...

    My last couple of cats were microchipped too. I think the chip was on the top of their backs, between the shoulder blades?
  9. (OT) Missing Oregon cat turns up in New Mexico after 5 years

    This story is almost unbelievable but apparently those microchips can be handy in identifying a missing cat:
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    Yes, it was a nightmare. I hadn't had breakfast...

    Yes, it was a nightmare. I hadn't had breakfast yet and was feeling much too wobbly to cope very well. The whole experience persuaded me that I shouldn't ever think about doing laundry during times...
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    Well, yesterday I ran into a problem in the...

    Well, yesterday I ran into a problem in the laundry room when I opened up the washer expecting to get my laundry out and put it in a dryer--and water poured out onto the floor. I immediately shut...
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    I've had many very splendid Thanksgivings before...

    I've had many very splendid Thanksgivings before MS. Turkey and everything else, right down to the mince pie. Or the pumpkin pie. Or both!
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    I didn't mean to be a threadkiller here. My post...

    I didn't mean to be a threadkiller here. My post might have been more of a downer than I intended.

    I should add that in recent years one of my neighbors and I who use the same service for grocery...
  14. Thread: Jim's Journey

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    Rose, this won't tell you what happened to...

    Rose, this won't tell you what happened to Tofurky but might be of interest. I myself am not at all tempted to try these new "burgers" that are being marketed but you might want to know about...
  15. Thread: Music -revisited

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    I like "Clair de lune" too. Thanks for...

    I like "Clair de lune" too.

    Thanks for acquainting us with the music of John Mayer. "Gravity" is definitely a song for people with MS.
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    Maybe someone from here will buy the bed. I hope...

    Maybe someone from here will buy the bed. I hope so because I'd like to know the story. Sunshine, maybe you'll soften up and share the story even if nobody buys the mattress?
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    Over the last 4 days I've been dusting books--a...

    Over the last 4 days I've been dusting books--a job I've done perhaps only once before in the last 10 years. Starting with the living room bookcase, I did a shelf a day, and today was the day for the...
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    I'll be enjoying the peace and quiet too, as I've...

    I'll be enjoying the peace and quiet too, as I've done during Thanksgiving for many years as well.

    It's an opportunity to be glad I'm free of obligations such as having to be cheerful and upbeat...
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    Does the award involve chocolate?

    Does the award involve chocolate?
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    Sunshine, the Casper mattress sounds interesting....

    Sunshine, the Casper mattress sounds interesting. I love the idea that it would self-inflate without any effort on my part. Also that you could use your existing boxspring. So often a mattress deal...
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    I completely understand being so attached to some...

    I completely understand being so attached to some pieces of furniture that parting with them would do more harm than any good that might come from getting something more comfortable or useful.

    I...
  22. Thread: RIP Catdancer

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    A message from Ralph. It was replying to a...

    A message from Ralph. It was replying to a message where I had mentioned her recipes here:

    People on BrainTalk often refer to Ann's recipes, which she very kindly posted sometimes. She must have...
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    Virginia, might it be time to rethink the room so...

    Virginia, might it be time to rethink the room so as to make comfortable sleeping the top priority?

    That probably sounds unbelievably drastic to you but it does sound as if several pieces of heavy...
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    Good advice, Virginia. The door doesn't shut...

    Good advice, Virginia. The door doesn't shut properly but I'm putting up with it because with it does still close. I just have to remember a different way to close it.

    The mattress is over 10...
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    I'm still going easy on it. I ought to adjust...

    I'm still going easy on it. I ought to adjust that draftguard but have been putting it off until the back feels better though it's just a very nagging little pain. It doesn't keep me awake at night...
  26. Thread: RIP Catdancer

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    I'll mention that to him--though he seems...

    I'll mention that to him--though he seems hesitant about anything having to do with computers or the Internet.

    It isn't so very difficult here once you register here, though.
  27. Thread: RIP Catdancer

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    Maybe I should encourage him to take part in the...

    Maybe I should encourage him to take part in the MS forum? After all, there have been people here all along who weren't diagnosed with MS but who were interested enough to take part here--caregivers...
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    So far I've been steaming a few of them for about...

    So far I've been steaming a few of them for about 15 minutes, then cutting them up a bit, putting a bit of butter on top and sprinkling on quite a lot of pepper, paprika, and a little salt.
    ...
  29. Thread: RIP Catdancer

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    A new message from Ralph:

    A new message from Ralph:
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    I hope renee will check in when she feels up to...

    I hope renee will check in when she feels up to it after the surgery.

    And Virginia, is the antibiotic helping you by now?

    Maybe everyone else knew about this but I just recently found out about...
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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...
  32. 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...
  35. 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...
  38. 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...
  43. 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?
  49. 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...
  68. 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.
  71. 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...
  73. 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.

    ...
  74. 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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