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    Everything we do with any of our muscles or our...

    Everything we do with any of our muscles or our brain can be an effort that people who don't have neurological impairments usually don't understand. No one else is going to praise us for getting...
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    BBS, it's people like you who take the time and...

    BBS, it's people like you who take the time and energy to speak up who make change happen. These laws that vary so much from state to state are absurd.
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    How sad for you, ANN! I used a house-calls...

    How sad for you, ANN!

    I used a house-calls vet twice for Phoebe. The second one was a vet who specialized in euthanasia, and even though Phoebe died just before the vet got here, I'm sure that...
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    Are we gearing up for the holidays, or what? I've...

    Are we gearing up for the holidays, or what? I've heard about Black Friday, and now it's Cyber Monday, and tomorrow seems to be Giving Tuesday.

    I'm hoping to survive this season in one piece. I'd...
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    It's very nice not to have anywhere I have to...

    It's very nice not to have anywhere I have to travel to for a while.

    For anyone on Social Security, I think that the next payday should be on Friday of this week. That's what it says on...
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    Postponing things sounds good, Jeanie, but it's a...

    Postponing things sounds good, Jeanie, but it's a shame there's going to be a wait.
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    Hope the fall didn't cause any injuries, Howie....

    Hope the fall didn't cause any injuries, Howie. Even just a fall without bruises or bumps can shake a person up.
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    Virginia, wasn't there a game featured on TV many...

    Virginia, wasn't there a game featured on TV many years ago where contestants zipped around a supermarket and filled their carts with as many items as they could? I forget the name of the program...
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    ANN, I hope Kofi can take his meds and will...

    ANN, I hope Kofi can take his meds and will start feeling better.

    Or if you have to lose him, I hope he can go peacefully and without suffering.

    Cat Dancer, making mustard sounds tiring. No...
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    ANN, I hope it won't turn out to be FIPV. I hope...

    ANN, I hope it won't turn out to be FIPV. I hope poor Kofi will be feeling better soon too. Cats are so sad when they're suffering--they're so quiet about it that it's heartbreaking.
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    The handlebars on those carts rotate and don't...

    The handlebars on those carts rotate and don't give me any sense of stability. Pushing a shopping cart while walking is easier--for a while anyway. The big supermarket shopping carts are like a...
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    I had to laugh at your post, Jeanie, when you...

    I had to laugh at your post, Jeanie, when you said you only ran into a chair and a sofa. Getting around is such a collision course.

    My trips around stores in those carts are the same way. I only...
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    It was Virginia who was mentioning that you...

    It was Virginia who was mentioning that you hadn't checked in, Howie, but I was missing you too.

    One worries about someone who lives with that cat Sam. She might eat up all the food. She might go...
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    Virginia, I know what you mean about getting...

    Virginia, I know what you mean about getting vacuuming done even though there doesn't seem to be an urgent reason for it.

    Yesterday I ran the vacuum around but there are no visitors due here for...
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    Thank you for the greeting, SweetChoco, and ...

    Thank you for the greeting, SweetChoco, and


    *groupwelcome
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    ANN, I'm so sorry about your Kofi! Under the...

    ANN, I'm so sorry about your Kofi! Under the circumstances, maybe Peter's mom won't mind if you aren't doing all the trimmings in honor of Thanksgiving?

    Cherie, ANN, and Cat Dancer--and anyone...
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    BBS, what happened to you borders on becoming a...

    BBS, what happened to you borders on becoming a physical assault if you hadn't got out of the way, seems to me!

    Then there are the people who are too fast and don't allow you any choice. The...
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    Is this streaming Netflix? Or the DVDs you get in...

    Is this streaming Netflix? Or the DVDs you get in the mail?



    I've been aware of this hugging practice for quite a while now but then I've been older for quite a while. I always try hard not to...
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    Yesterday was the day when my neighbor, the one...

    Yesterday was the day when my neighbor, the one who is 95, and I had a joint grocery delivery from Safeway. We got together on Sunday to put the order together online, and it actually got here at the...
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    Howie needs a sign he can hang out. Advertising...

    Howie needs a sign he can hang out. Advertising messages aren't allowed here. He must have got it past the mods somehow. Maybe he offered them rides in Pinky.

    jendie, hope we'll hear from you.
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    SuzE-Q was going to experiment with chocolate and...

    SuzE-Q was going to experiment with chocolate and report back. That was back in October.

    Can a person overdo chocolate? Hope you're all right, SuzE-Q.
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    There was also this somewhat earlier thread. When...

    There was also this somewhat earlier thread. When Cherie mentioned that Gary objected to something "inappropriate," he may have been referring to this discussion:
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    Well now, Howie, it's just possible that you...

    Well now, Howie, it's just possible that you standing at the ready with your pliers are the one who's scaring people away. You and Sam put together are fairly daunting as gatekeepers....:eek:

    I...
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    There's a bit more to the situation with Gary--I...

    There's a bit more to the situation with Gary--I didn't know if I should post it since the information came to me by PM. Maybe enough time has passed for it to be all right to give it in rough...
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    I wish I knew of a way, Cherie. Gary notified me...

    I wish I knew of a way, Cherie. Gary notified me towards the end of November 2016 (almost a year ago) that he was unfriending me on FB and that he was turning off the PM function here at BrainTalk...
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    I'm just guessing but maybe people try to figure...

    I'm just guessing but maybe people try to figure out if a new person is someone who's been here before, someone they already "know," registering under a different user name.

    Most people doing that...
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    Are you talking about fewer posts than usual? Or...

    Are you talking about fewer posts than usual? Or about the number of "guests" showing up at the bottom of the page?

    The number of guests lately has been around 200 at any time of day. Just now...
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    What a shame that doctors are making these...

    What a shame that doctors are making these statements when they don't know what they're talking about.

    It is really important to have doctors who know their field and who don't pretend to know...
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    I'm no doctor either and don't play one on TV but...

    I'm no doctor either and don't play one on TV but I have noticed in the reports on MS that I look at that the experts are favoring going at MS very early (at onset) with the big guns like Tysabri or...
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    I'm sorry you and Lily had to go through that...

    I'm sorry you and Lily had to go through that ordeal--but in a way I'm glad you posted this account.

    I've been wanting to speak up for the cat who isn't adjusting at my son and DIL's because of...
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    Doctors don't have crystal balls. I wish they'd...

    Doctors don't have crystal balls. I wish they'd stop pretending they do. People believe them.

    That doctor sounds like one to avoid. Glad your hairdresser's friend with MS is moving on to a...
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    It certainly is. I strongly suspect that Sam has...

    It certainly is. I strongly suspect that Sam has far more power than anyone realizes. We can't have anything going wrong with Sam.

    That's Sam the Cat of Howie's that I'm talking about. Peg's dog...
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    Phoebe was moderately long haired and had...

    Phoebe was moderately long haired and had frequent hairballs. There was a pattern--loss of appetite for a while, then the hairball, and then there might be a recovery period while she gradually got...
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    Maybe you can spoon feed something into her. Hope...

    Maybe you can spoon feed something into her. Hope she's drinking water.

    Do you have a dropper for giving her water if she isn't drinking it?
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    Sam's off her feed? Or maybe it's just that it...

    Sam's off her feed? Or maybe it's just that it hasn't been the food she wants. I hope she'll start eating soon.

    Some cats stop eating if they're about to have a hairball. Once the hairball is...
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    Virginia, I'm able to click on Rose's links. The...

    Virginia, I'm able to click on Rose's links. The second one says:



    There's more to it but it's mostly links to show you how to use the Task Manager.
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    Flu shot reactions--I've never had a flu shot...

    Flu shot reactions--I've never had a flu shot without some reaction, sometimes a long-lasting one. The very least I can expect is a week with a sore arm, sore enough so I don't sleep on that side. ...
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    Jeanie, I don't mean to alarm you but you can...

    Jeanie, I don't mean to alarm you but you can have sleep apnea without knowing it. It isn't necessarily connected with snoring.
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    He and I were good friends, and as we got older...

    He and I were good friends, and as we got older and people in our lives dwindled away, we were probably even better friends. I saw him every couple of years or so when he came out to visit our son....
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    I'm here now and again but having a very busy and...

    I'm here now and again but having a very busy and sad time right now.

    My former husband died on Friday, suddenly (cardiac arrest, they say), in Chicago. Son and DIL went to Chicago for details....
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    I see we have a Catdancer here! Not to be...

    I see we have a Catdancer here! Not to be confused with Cat Dancer or Uppity Cats.Looks as if you made the transition!

    Jeanie posted today in the "Smallest tasks" thread started by Lazarus.
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    Rustling up more chocolate for nuthatch....

    Rustling up more chocolate for nuthatch. Sometimes it's the only way. It sounds as if you can't be in the sun for even a few minutes. Only 20 minutes a day is said to give you a lot of vitamin D but...
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    Cute kids and highly original costumes, nuthatch!...

    Cute kids and highly original costumes, nuthatch!

    I wasn't allowed to go trick or treating, partly because even back then it was junk food that was given out. Kids get entirely too much of it as...
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    That is an abundance! Stores I'm familiar with...

    That is an abundance! Stores I'm familiar with may have one or two, and sometimes they're all in use or the battery is dead or something else is wrong.

    Having a chronic neurological disorder...
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    Peg, you've been brave and tried quite a few...

    Peg, you've been brave and tried quite a few remedies already. It really is good to know that Ocrevus is tolerable and seems to be helping. Looks as if real progress is being made.

    Yesterday I...
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    Makes sense to me, Howie. Do you like getting to...

    Makes sense to me, Howie. Do you like getting to the store early so you can avoid the crowds?
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