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    I was thinking that also Sunshine.

    I was thinking that also Sunshine.
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    Sunshine, my husband spent 13 months in S. Korea....

    Sunshine, my husband spent 13 months in S. Korea. This was after the war, but before he met me. He always said it was the unhappiest year of his life. When he retired from the military he had been...
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    Forgot to add that in between the couple of books...

    Forgot to add that in between the couple of books I listed above I also read two more:

    Patrick Swayze's "The Time of My Life" - this was his autobiography written shortly before his death. I...
  4. Thread: RIP Catdancer

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    Agate, thank you so much for handling this. As...

    Agate, thank you so much for handling this. As always, you have a gift with words and I am glad it was you that TC contacted. Your response was perfect.

    TC obviously is having a hard time, as we...
  5. Thread: Jim's Journey

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    Will pray that tomorrow goes just as today did. ...

    Will pray that tomorrow goes just as today did. I hate that you have to take him alone, but now that you know the ropes you should be fine.

    Nice going today.
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    I recently read The Snowden Files. I read this...

    I recently read The Snowden Files. I read this with my book club. It was interesting in the parts that told how he did what he did. How he got the highly classified files out, etc. But the rest...
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    Nuthatch, I would think your friend would be...

    Nuthatch, I would think your friend would be getting afraid to go in her yard. That would be really scary and if she has occasion to be out after dark I think it would be scary to go home.

    I...
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    Ann, watched the Country Music program last night...

    Ann, watched the Country Music program last night and really enjoyed it. I am sorry I missed the first ones. I did not think of it, but even though I was kind of busy those nights I could have...
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    Fixed my computer problem - at least for now. ...

    Fixed my computer problem - at least for now. Rose between the two of us, we would make a good team working on computers and iPads.:cocksure:

    Ignore both of the two post above. Worked and worked...
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    Have figured out how to get to messages on...

    Have figured out how to get to messages on iPhone. Ignore above I post.
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    I am all of a sudden having computer problem. ...

    I am all of a sudden having computer problem.

    Using iPhone now. I can not get to PMs on phone so if any information comes through about arrangements for Cat I can only get to it on regular...
  12. Thread: RIP Catdancer

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    I have felt near tears this afternoon. I thought...

    I have felt near tears this afternoon. I thought about tic chic's post and I can't remember if it was before or after that, but Cat had decided to have a party before her funeral or something like...
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    You are part of this forum to Jeannie. Just keep...

    You are part of this forum to Jeannie. Just keep that in mind.
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    What a nightmare, Linda. I feel for you, but...

    What a nightmare, Linda. I feel for you, but feel for John also. I know he is nervous and scared.
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    Nuthatch, thought about you. Just saw a picture...

    Nuthatch, thought about you. Just saw a picture of a mountain lion that broke into someone's home in Sonora, Ca. It was just lying on the bathroom floor like it was right at home. Authorities were...
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    Ann, we appreciate Peter's concern. If you are...

    Ann, we appreciate Peter's concern. If you are ever feeling bad please tell him to post and let us know.

    Sunshine and Nuthatch, y'all could do the same. They both could just post under your...
  17. Thread: RIP Catdancer

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    Such devastating news for all of us. I wish...

    Such devastating news for all of us. I wish there was a way to get in touch with TC the way some of us did Peg's Joe. Just to let him know that with her tenacity and perseverance we just thought...
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    Ann, so true. What an adventure we are all on!...

    Ann, so true. What an adventure we are all on! However, I think we would all agree that we could have gone a lifetime without this adventure. By the way, two of my favorite apples are Envy and Fuji....
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    Howie, we understand. Post when you can. Ann,...

    Howie, we understand. Post when you can.

    Ann, I thought about that green bean soup Sunday night when I was buying the beans. I knew I had the evoo and the kosher salt, but I couldn’t remember...
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    I knew I was able to do a little more today as...

    I knew I was able to do a little more today as far as standing, and getting some things done in the house. I checked and the humidity was 64 so that is why. Every time I have a fairly good day...
  21. Thread: Jim's Journey

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    Let us know when Rose, but only if you have...

    Let us know when Rose, but only if you have "extra" time. Regardless there are those of us who will be praying for this to restore energy and better health to Jim and thereby more peace for you.
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    Linda, glad to know that Richard Cohen is still...

    Linda, glad to know that Richard Cohen is still feisty and probably has not lost his sense of humor. He has wonderful family support and always has throughout all his trials.
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    Sunshine, I have been doing this for many years. ...

    Sunshine, I have been doing this for many years. My Doctors just don't say. They keep telling me to take it. I have never upped my dose. I have wondered how much good it is doing because of the...
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    I hated to read that Cokie Roberts, Journalist...

    I hated to read that Cokie Roberts, Journalist has died. She was only 75 which is not that old.

    I saw Meredith Viera on TV. She said her husband Richard Cohen, Journalist, who has MS is doing...
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    Ann, great sign that your Mom is back to reading...

    Ann, great sign that your Mom is back to reading and getting interested in some things like the program on PBS. I hope this upturn continues on for a long time.
  26. Too funny! I use to tell my PCP of long ago that...

    Too funny! I use to tell my PCP of long ago that I felt like my body was moving when I stood up. I told him it was swaying like I had just come off a boat. He would say his usual "ehmmm". This...
  27. Linda, so good to hear something like that. When...

    Linda, so good to hear something like that. When my old Neurologist left, who I had had since he diagnosed me, and I got a new one the first two appointments went well and I liked the new one. ...
  28. Thread: Jim's Journey

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    Thanks for keeping us informed. I will be...

    Thanks for keeping us informed. I will be praying and know that many others will also.

    Blessings for you and Jim.
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    Me too Nuthatch, Sam may be under the bed by now...

    Me too Nuthatch, Sam may be under the bed by now or maybe it is the other way around and she has Howie under there.


    As for me, even after not sleeping the night before, I went out to dinner with...
  30. Thanks Linda, interesting to read. I am always...

    Thanks Linda, interesting to read. I am always happy to hear that maybe, just maybe younger people might be spared what some of us older ones now know.
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    Agate, read the first line of Mike's post #151. ...

    Agate, read the first line of Mike's post #151. I think that is very fitting.

    Another thing is that there are far more people who like you on this forum than who don't. Obviously, I can't take a...
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    Linda, I take 1/2 valium twice a day and other...

    Linda, I take 1/2 valium twice a day and other sedating medications.
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    Thanks Sunshine, I had never heard of this. You...

    Thanks Sunshine, I had never heard of this. You are right about the regular pills making one drowsy and lethargic. I can't get anything done because I am so tired. I know I am on a low dose, but I...
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    Sunshine, you may be at one of your Doctor...

    Sunshine, you may be at one of your Doctor appointments, but when you get a chance let us know how things are going for you today. It was good that DH told you to take an Ativan yesterday.
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    Yes, thank you Mike. I do wish there was a way...

    Yes, thank you Mike. I do wish there was a way that based on what a person's ability is that we could help monetarily. I feel sure that there are a few of us who could and would do that.

    Ann, is...
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    Rose, I have to admit, you gave me a good chuckle...

    Rose, I have to admit, you gave me a good chuckle that I think I needed. I came on to find out how Jim is doing and I find this gem of a post about setting up an iPad. I would be even worse than...
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    Agate it is very hard to lose a friend and...

    Agate it is very hard to lose a friend and certainly a long time one. I am really sorry for your loss.
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    Agate, I think you said it right when you said...

    Agate, I think you said it right when you said that it was how it was said. In fact when I posted my support of Jeanie I then thought about why I felt this way, and my very thought was that it was...
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    Jeanie, I am on pretty much the same page as you....

    Jeanie, I am on pretty much the same page as you.

    You are a gad-about - just hoping all over the place lately. It is so wonderful. You are doing more now than you were before the accident I...
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    Lucky you Ann - good sleeping weather.

    Lucky you Ann - good sleeping weather.
  41. Am I misreading this or as an existing patient...

    Am I misreading this or as an existing patient will she not still be able to get medical care there?

    I do hope she really is getting better and will continue to do so.
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    Happy Birthday Renee! I hope you stop by for...

    Happy Birthday Renee! I hope you stop by for some cake. Looks mighty good, maybe you could share a little.
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    Sunshine, that is great. You are doing so good...

    Sunshine, that is great. You are doing so good and just to make 3 Doctor appointments in the same week is doing really good.
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    Rose, sorry Jim's last blood work didn't look...

    Rose, sorry Jim's last blood work didn't look quite as good as past ones. Hoping he will not need a blood transfusion. I had thought he was doing very well and he still is, but he just needs a...
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    Linda, you have been a busy bee taking care of...

    Linda, you have been a busy bee taking care of the business. Did John sleep through all this?

    Okay Jeanie, we’ll just call you Wonder Woman. Glad you are going to have another adventure.
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    Rose, you said it wrong😂. It is more like “y’all just ain’t gonna believe this”. Leave the “going to” out. Remember to talk slow and don’t pronounce each word too clearly. Kind of string them out...
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    Beyond a doubt the most amazing woman I have ever...

    Beyond a doubt the most amazing woman I have ever met. Jeanie you astound me. I am beginning to understand all the many things you have done in your life. It is that strong determination and zest...
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    Makes sense to me. My Neuro that I was handed...

    Makes sense to me. My Neuro that I was handed over to several years ago is about 5 min. and that is it.

    Glad you mentioned vitamin D. I need to order vitamins from Vita Cost and this reminded...
  49. Thanks Linda, so relatable.

    Thanks Linda, so relatable.
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    Jeanie, have you talked to Andy about driving you...

    Jeanie, have you talked to Andy about driving you to your reunion? Is that the plan? I sure hope you get to go. You have waited and worked so hard for this.

    Agate, could you just keep your same...
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    So Snack are you saying you take the cannabis...

    So Snack are you saying you take the cannabis orally and also rub it on when needed? When you rub it on do you use the lotion? I know you said you take the oil orally.

    I can’t get the cannabis...
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    That was well said Sunshine. There are a couple...

    That was well said Sunshine. There are a couple on here who have pretty good energy and are able to get a lot done, but the rest of us do just require more rest. I am trying to get to a place of...
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    Sunshine, so glad you’re still getting your IVIG in hospital. Hope you get a big jolt of energy and have some really good time out of it with no spasms.

    Rose, you mentioned taking my body in for...
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    Agate, doing two loads of laundry for me is not...

    Agate, doing two loads of laundry for me is not the same as you because my washer and dryer is right here on the same floor I stay on. I just take the sheets off the bed and walk about 20 steps and...
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    Welcome back Robert. I hope you will change your...

    Welcome back Robert. I hope you will change your mind about posting and just jump right in with us. That’s how so many of us have established friendships.

    If you don’t like a thread you can...
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    That really is great news Agate. I am glad you...

    That really is great news Agate. I am glad you don’t have to take potassium supplements. I like a lot of potassium rich foods so I doubt that I would have a problem, but mine is never checked. My...
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    Well I am doing nothing but reading today. I did...

    Well I am doing nothing but reading today. I did change sheets and do two loads of laundry.

    However, yesterday I walked to mail box and back, then went to get hair cut and colored. Then drove to...
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    Thanks to Snack for your input on this. I...

    Thanks to Snack for your input on this. I appreciate all the information I can get. I am taking other medications that are kind of heavy so I get concerned. I am going up slowly so I am on two...
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    Thanks for the links to people who have used it. ...

    Thanks for the links to people who have used it. I believe Cat was on a low dose for lingering effects from shingles. The itching just kept up where she had the Shingles. Same as with my face. My...
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    Back to Gabapentin

    The itching on my face, across my forehead and down the left side has become almost unbearable. It is really making me a nervous wreck. It has gone on so long. Started a year ago on Labor Day, so...
  61. Good idea. I found same problems as others with...

    Good idea. I found same problems as others with sound and jerkiness.

    Wish they would do more.
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    Funny Legs, looks exactly like the flip phone...

    Funny Legs, looks exactly like the flip phone that I had and fought so long giving up. I got iPhone in order to have GPS. That was the only way I could get Uber which I was afraid I would need. ...
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    Jeanie, you make me feel ashamed of myself -...

    Jeanie, you make me feel ashamed of myself - dragging a garbage can to the curb while on your scooter. I can’t get mine to the curb while on my feet. I will say in my defense I would have to try...
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    Doing good Sunshine!

    Doing good Sunshine!
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    I wouldn't want to take 200 of them that have...

    I wouldn't want to take 200 of them that have been on the floor, but I have grabbed up one or two that I have dropped and taken them. It is so hard to hold on to my pills.

    I have had similar...
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    Jeanie, we were posting at the same time, so you...

    Jeanie, we were posting at the same time, so you have had a chance to read my post. I too hope that Howie didn't see any affects from the storm. I thought about some towels and sheets that are in...
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    Thanks Nuthatch and all. Everything is good...

    Thanks Nuthatch and all. Everything is good here. Just a little breezy, otherwise a beautiful day. Heard from my former husband just a little while ago. He did not loose power, no flooding, no...
  68. Thread: Jim's Journey

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    Rose I forgot to add that I have downloaded a...

    Rose I forgot to add that I have downloaded a couple of apps and it was nothing to it. I have Uber but haven’t used it yet. I am on Facebook so I put that on my phone. I can’t remember everything...
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    Rose, back to phones when you decide to get one. ...

    Rose, back to phones when you decide to get one. I have an iPhone and as you know I fussed like crazy because I didn't know how to use it. It was hardly any time before I was reading this forum and...
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    Agate, this hurricane has spurned more tornadoes...

    Agate, this hurricane has spurned more tornadoes over the Carolinas than any I can remember in awhile. What's Dorian got against us? I shouldn't even ask that based on what it did to the Bahamas. ...
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    Rose, a mile is very good. As long as you do...

    Rose, a mile is very good. As long as you do that in 20 minutes you are doing good.

    Howie, we always worry about how Sam treats you. So today is no different.
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    Sunshine is Howie expected to be hit with...

    Sunshine is Howie expected to be hit with anything tonight? He is about 75 to 80 miles from me in Virginia. I haven’t heard anything about that area on the news.

    I wanted to make soup today but...
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    Sunshine, I would not do that. His son and...

    Sunshine, I would not do that. His son and daughter live in same town and will get to him, if all communication is out, as soon as they can I am sure. He is like me in that he doesn't want to put...
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    Agate, he is in his own home and all caregivers...

    Agate, he is in his own home and all caregivers evacuated. So he is alone, which is why I am so concerned. He has a son, but his house is only about 1/2 mile further inland and his daughter's house...
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    OMG! Dorian just updated to a cat 3 again. My...

    OMG! Dorian just updated to a cat 3 again. My ex husband now in path. He is about 2 miles from Wrightsville Beach which is one of the spots they think it will come ashore. I can’t believe he is...
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