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    Rose, is ordering groceries from Amazon a...

    Rose, is ordering groceries from Amazon a possibility for you?
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    How sad. Landlords can be very heartless. That...

    How sad. Landlords can be very heartless. That might be particularly true in Las Vegas, where many people are probably just passing through and the landlords get tired of transient tenants...
  3. Thread: March chitchat

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    nuthatch, I was looking at the CVS Website just...

    nuthatch, I was looking at the CVS Website just the other day and it looked as if they now have free delivery for rx's. Now that you've mentioned it too, I'm starting to believe it.

    Virginia,...
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    Eggs! Roast chicken! Chicken soup! Great idea....

    Eggs! Roast chicken! Chicken soup! Great idea. Chicken soup is said to be good for respiratory illnesses.

    You have a head start on many of us, Linda, by growing veggies. With the chickens you're...
  5. Finally got a bit of time so I could watch this,...

    Finally got a bit of time so I could watch this, and it was well worth watching. So appropriate to bring back the birds at this time of year!
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    I use Instacart when the shopping service I...

    I use Instacart when the shopping service I normally use isn't working--that happens at least 4 times a year (they get holiday weeks off--July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's) and any...
  7. Thread: Jim's Journey

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    Congratulations and bravo!!!!

    Congratulations and bravo!!!!
  8. Thread: March chitchat

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    Forgiving tenants their rent payments if they're...

    Forgiving tenants their rent payments if they're having difficulties is very generous of you, nuthatch, and I'm sure the tenants appreciate it.

    Some cities have put a temporary ban on evictions:
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    Thanks ever so much, Linda! I'd never heard of...

    Thanks ever so much, Linda!

    I'd never heard of Postmates. I'm going to keep it in mind. This kind of information is one of several ways message boards can be extremely useful. I might have spent...
  10. MS Foundation offering emergency assistance grants

    The MS Foundation has limited funds available for emergency assistance grants if you need help paying for medication or utilities or housing:
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    Another message: I'm sending you and all...

    Another message:

    I'm sending you and all our friends on BrainTalk my deepest thoughts, that they will make it well through this crisis. Take care.
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    Maybe try Jeanie's cakes too? That makes 30...

    Maybe try Jeanie's cakes too? That makes 30 candles in all on them. Somebody needs to eat all of the cake.
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    The grocery delivery service came through for me...

    The grocery delivery service came through for me today! They even brought--toilet paper!

    But they might not be able to keep on doing this even though they've been running this program for 30...
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    "Stimulus package" info from AARP

    According to this from the AARP (updated March 26), even those Americans receiving Social Security will get $1200 from the stimulus package bill. It sounds as if you'd need to file a 2019 tax return...
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    Happy birthday, jendie--March 26!

    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2725/9456/products/flavourtown-bakery-london-cakes_vanilla-party_920x920.jpg?v=1583340892



    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JENDIE! HOPE YOU LIKE CAKE!
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    Happy birthday! Why not start a bit early? And...

    Happy birthday! Why not start a bit early? And many more happy birthdays!

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcThMmOCbqRgMi0kdVFUcRHpLKVgMq67QhfsDbG7cNUukbCkQqQ_
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    jingle, I've often ordered spices from Penzey's...

    jingle, I've often ordered spices from Penzey's and was about to mention them but went to their Website and found they're stopped processing orders until April 13.
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    Can't get paper products at any of the online...

    Can't get paper products at any of the online places I've been trying--Instacart, Amazon, Safeway. No delivery times available either. I've been looking for several days now.
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    Clever little sneak.

    Clever little sneak.
  20. That's not at all clear yet, Rose, and I'm...

    That's not at all clear yet, Rose, and I'm keeping an eye on it because I'm in that category, as are others here.

    I'd be quite happy to be able to pay down the debt on my credit card with some...
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    Happy birthday, Jeanie Z--March 22!

    https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/b/rose-bouquet-text-happy-birthday-pink-roses-blue-enamel-jug-bow-pink-ribbon-outdoors-51933227.jpg

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JEANIE Z!
  22. (from Forbes) About Coronavirus stimulus check(s)

    Looks as if you need to have filed a 2018 or 2019 tax return to receive the promised stimulus check(s)--"What the 2020 Coronavirus Stimulus Checks Might Look Like" from Forbes (March 19):
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    A new message from TC: Good afternoon....

    A new message from TC:


    Good afternoon. Getting ready to do some lunch. A cool morning, starting out at 16 degrees.

    Things are tightening down. Most restaurants are only doing takeout now. The...
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    I was doing laundry again today (did 2 loads on...

    I was doing laundry again today (did 2 loads on Wednesday, and one last load today). It had really piled up. I was busy coping with changes due to the coronavirus--rearranging and rescheduling...
  25. Thread: March chitchat

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    If the tooth isn't bothering you, why not let it...

    If the tooth isn't bothering you, why not let it wait a while? But infections can start up where a filling has fallen out, and sometimes only an Xray will show that happening though eventually you'd...
  26. That's my impression of the way hospitalizations...

    That's my impression of the way hospitalizations go too, nuthatch! My hospital stay for removal of a parotid gland some years ago was quite similar. I made up my mind then and there to avoid any...
  27. Thread: March chitchat

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    Maybe the COVID-19 outbreak reaches a peak and...

    Maybe the COVID-19 outbreak reaches a peak and then ebbs off, or at least that's what it seems to be doing in China--if this account is believable:
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    He's aimed some questions at the farmers and...

    He's aimed some questions at the farmers and gardeners among us. Seems to me Cat mentioned once that he is a master gardener.
  29. Thread: March chitchat

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    Virginia, I figured that all of those...

    Virginia, I figured that all of those appointments I just cancelled wouldn't make it possible to stay 3 feet (6 feet?) away from people. Dentist, audiologist, and eye doctor all have to get closer...
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    This is from yesterday: The weather has gotten...

    This is from yesterday:

    The weather has gotten into the 50's a couple of days in the afternoon, and then mornings in the 20's with highs in the 30's. But it is ever changing March. Dried out for...
  31. Thread: March chitchat

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    I have 3 medical appointments coming up in April...

    I have 3 medical appointments coming up in April but I'm going to cancel all of them and reschedule at a later date. I'll also need to cancel all of the ride requests.

    The paratransit system is...
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    From TC: The cats say Good morning: ...

    From TC:

    The cats say Good morning:

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  33. Wow! Does this service have a specific name?

    Wow! Does this service have a specific name?
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    I've used Gmail for years--and love it. In fact...

    I've used Gmail for years--and love it. In fact someone on this board recommended it years ago--I think it was McFox if anyone remembers him.
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    I get the "Sign in to Google drive" message too....

    I get the "Sign in to Google drive" message too. This may be one of those videos that occur in other sites on the Internet but it might take some digging to find it. If I had more information about...
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    Yes, it's an excellent time for gardening tasks....

    Yes, it's an excellent time for gardening tasks. I"m waiting for the weather to warm up a bit more but hope to get out on the patio and refresh the dirt around my potted plants. I had to haul all of...
  37. Thread: March chitchat

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    Jeanie, is an absentee ballot possible? ...

    Jeanie, is an absentee ballot possible?

    stillstANNding, I'm doing fine but this building has closed all of its common areas as of last week, and we're allowed to have only absolutely essential...
  38. From the MS International Federation--"The...

    From the MS International Federation--"The coronavirus and MS: What you need to know" (March 13):

    https://www.msif.org/news/2020/02/10/the-coronavirus-and-ms-what-you-need-to-know/
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    ANN, the video makes the tabletop greenhouse...

    ANN, the video makes the tabletop greenhouse project look easy--and there's some interesting cat involvement in it! I hope it works well for you.
  40. And yet if you Google "neurology message boards,"...

    And yet if you Google "neurology message boards," BrainTalk is nowhere to be found, at least on the first 5 pages.

    But it's encouraging that if you Google "neurology support discussion forums,"...
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    I don't know if this is very useful but if you...

    I don't know if this is very useful but if you don't want it here, Sunshine, I can remove it--"5 Things You Should Know about Stiff Person Syndrome":
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    I forwarded Linda's and nuthatch's messages to...

    I forwarded Linda's and nuthatch's messages to TC.

    I've been slow at doing the forwarding because of a plumbing problem I had to deal with.
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    Another message and photos: ...

    Another message and photos:
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  44. Thread: March chitchat

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    That tee shirt is just made for my grandson. He...

    That tee shirt is just made for my grandson. He has the most winning smile but he races around as if driven by the wind.

    I see that chatrooms might come back. Maybe many will be happy to see them...
  45. You have to love this: Some years ago I...

    You have to love this:



    Some years ago I was diagnosed with PAD. Now I can stop exercising and just eat more chocolate. That is such good news.:excitement:

    I looked it up, and it's in an...
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    What's with the emergency blankets I keep hearing...

    What's with the emergency blankets I keep hearing about? They're standard items in many first aid kits but I'm not sure how they work or for how long they'd keep a person warm.
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    I've forwarded Sunshine's and Virginia's messages...

    I've forwarded Sunshine's and Virginia's messages to TomCat because as far as I know he's not able to read the posts here.
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    I tried to listen to today's teleconference on...

    I tried to listen to today's teleconference on how to tell if Internet sites are providing valid information but after about 15 minutes I gave up. The sound quality was poor, and I couldn't find any...
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    Might this be it, Sunshine? ...

    Might this be it, Sunshine?

    http://www.braintalkcommunities.org/showthread.php/101851-Started-Medical-Marijuana-Today-blog?highlight=medical+marijuana
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    A message and photos from Tom Cat: ...

    A message and photos from Tom Cat:
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  51. Thread: March chitchat

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    I hope you can find someone more dependable than...

    I hope you can find someone more dependable than Laura has been, Virginia.

    Back when I had helpers, there were some people who wouldn't show up when expected and I wasn't notified. The agency...
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    Too bad, Jeannie! It's probably good that it's...

    Too bad, Jeannie! It's probably good that it's not the coronavirus but no fun whatever it is.

    Are you bothered by allergies? I've been sneezing and sneezing lately, and I've heard that this spring...
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    That would be unforgettable. Years ago a friend...

    That would be unforgettable. Years ago a friend used to say how much she hated chickens. She had to take care of them as a kid and had discovered that they're very mean.

    After Howie's story I see...
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    LOL! They're busy catching up with that lost...

    LOL! They're busy catching up with that lost hour.

    Or maybe it wasn't lost after all because today on the local news the weather person was announcing: "We get an extra hour of daylight today!"
    ...
  55. Thread: March chitchat

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    I'm not sure I follow that, Howie. Why would...

    I'm not sure I follow that, Howie. Why would humans disappear? I don't think humans are "obligate carnivores" though cats are. They absolutely have to eat meat because it supplies something they...
  56. Thread: March chitchat

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    Sam isn't supposed to be helping herself to...

    Sam isn't supposed to be helping herself to anything in the collection plate though....

    Fish may not have feelings but their eyes sometimes look sad and shocked as they're lying there among the...
  57. Thread: March chitchat

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    I think you can do the tags only if you've...

    I think you can do the tags only if you've started the thread. I don't see a way to add tags in a reply.
  58. Thanks for the information! I've hardly ever used...

    Thanks for the information! I've hardly ever used the tags but didn't realize that they might attract new readers. I thought they were useful only for registered members of BrainTalk who were...
  59. Thread: March chitchat

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    That explains it! It can't be easy being a...

    That explains it!

    It can't be easy being a fish even though swimming around all day looks like fun. You never know when some fly fisherman is going to come along.
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    My average step count for February: 1679...

    My average step count for February: 1679 steps/day. January average was 1574.

    March 1 - 2216 steps
    March 2 - 1480 "
    March 3 - 1664 "
    March 4 - 1318 "
    March 5 - 1302 "
    March 6 - ? ...
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    Virginia, is this the soup in a carton? I don't...

    Virginia, is this the soup in a carton? I don't know if this image will post but I only recently started noticing that there are soups in cartons now.
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    funnylegs, officially Daylight Saving Time begins...

    funnylegs, officially Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 AM Sunday but I think of it as starting sometime on Saturday night. It's too much of a shock to wake up on Sunday morning and find out it's an...
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    It's Spring Forward weekend

    In case you haven't heard, this is the weekend when we lose an hour. :distress:
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    If you're turning into a dog, ANN, I hope you'll...

    If you're turning into a dog, ANN, I hope you'll let people know. Some of them might want to rein in their cats.
  65. Hi sarahmables, It sounds as if the emergency...

    Hi sarahmables,

    It sounds as if the emergency neurologist blew you off. You went to an ER and there was a neurologist there who saw you? That person probably didn't have access to much information...
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    I may have found it in case others would like to...

    I may have found it in case others would like to have it:

    http://www.braintalkcommunities.org/showthread.php/100721-OT-Lazy-Cooking-with-Cat!?p=72851&highlight=Basque+soup#post72851
  67. Thread: March chitchat

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    I think that's a good idea, Sunshine. Most or all...

    I think that's a good idea, Sunshine. Most or all of us here have had MS for so long that we probably know things about it that others don't know and--importantly--know where to look to find out more...
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    Howie, I'm almost sure there was a picture of you...

    Howie, I'm almost sure there was a picture of you and Sam as your avatar a while back but I'm not finding it anywhere. It may be among the photos in your Pictures file on your computer though.

    I...
  69. Thread: March chitchat

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    Wasn't there a photo of Howie here at some time...

    Wasn't there a photo of Howie here at some time or other? I recall seeing a photo of him. With a beard as I recall. And a cat on one shoulder.

    ANN, the study I've been in is called CART. It's not...
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    Good luck with the study, ANN--hope you can be...

    Good luck with the study, ANN--hope you can be part of it!

    The study I've been in has been nice financially for me. It's ending next month but over the last 2 years I made $1176. My rent went up...
  71. Rose, I think they want to make sure that enough...

    Rose, I think they want to make sure that enough masks are available for the people who really need them--like you and Jim. With everyone and his dog rushing out to buy masks, the places that sell...
  72. Thread: March chitchat

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    March chitchat

    I hope nobody's March is doing that lion thing--coming in like a lion so it can go out like a lamb.

    The weather here is very changeable. Yesterday it was rainy and cloudy and cold most of the day...
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    So sorry about your MIL, ANN. I hope she'll be...

    So sorry about your MIL, ANN. I hope she'll be OK. The weirdest and scariest things can happen as we get older, and still we can get over them. I hope this is one of those for her.

    Virginia,...
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    February 29 is Rare Disease Day

    Stiff-person syndrome is on the NORD list of rare disorders, and today is Rare Disease Day, meant to raise public awareness:

    https://www.rarediseaseday.org/article/what-is-rare-disease-day
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    I've lived in 4 cities since MS, and each time...

    I've lived in 4 cities since MS, and each time I've tried very hard to latch onto a pharmacy that delivered. I usually found one though I often had to comb through the phone book and call each one...
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