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  1. Thread: RIP Catdancer

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    I have received this message via Facebook from...

    I have received this message via Facebook from Tom Cat:

    Part of my reply may be showing up in the quoted material above. I can't seem to delete it. Anyway,
    I replied and asked him to let Parsi or...
  2. Thread: RIP Catdancer

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    RIP Catdancer

    ​I'm sorry to bring this bad news. On Catdancer's Facebook page a niece posted (18 hours ago) that she has passed away.
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    I'm entirely in agreement with you....

    I'm entirely in agreement with you. Unfortunately, as I probably posted a while back, I've had an odd change in my reaction to stress, and it's been going on for a year or two now. I can't take much...
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    Rose, most people will still be here, I believe. ...

    Rose, most people will still be here, I believe.

    This isn't as simple a rift as it might seem. I'll send you a PM. It's not something I can share here on the board.
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    Rose, I'm afraid that may have already...

    Rose, I'm afraid that may have already happened--and been happening for quite a while. We were more or less assured that there would be a way for us to discuss politics here even though it wouldn't...
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    Another one is MSKurmudgeons. It's the direct...

    Another one is MSKurmudgeons. It's the direct descendant of the PlainTalk forum that sprang up many years ago as an offshoot of this board. The guy who started it left ages ago but others kept it...
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    Yes, that's one way of looking at it--picking up...

    Yes, that's one way of looking at it--picking up my marbles and going home. But there's also the stress involved in dealing with cyberpeople. Some people aren't up to dealing with stress well any...
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    I've removed the data about Ikoiko's past posts....

    I've removed the data about Ikoiko's past posts. And I don't want to inhibit anyone here. I won't be here any more.
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    In defense of my post (#133), I did feel that...

    In defense of my post (#133), I did feel that Ikoiko deserved a reply.
  10. Thread: Jim's Journey

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    Rose, your iPad SIM card saga sounded so much...

    Rose, your iPad SIM card saga sounded so much like my recent misadventure with a childproof pill bottle that I had to laugh--although these struggles with so much new technology and so many novel...
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    Ikoiko, some of us are trying hard NOT to make...

    Ikoiko, some of us are trying hard NOT to make assumptions. I for one, and when I posted about what is known about you and what might be going on in your life, I tried to make it clear that I had no...
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    Sure enough. ...

    Sure enough.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sterno

    I've seen cans of Sterno being sold in supermarkets but never bought any.

    I have heard of alcoholics helping themselves to cough medicines...
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    Ikoiko, it sounds as if this was a while ago?...

    Ikoiko, it sounds as if this was a while ago? That doesn't make it any less relevant now but I think many people have learned over time that, as you say, the Internet is people--good and bad. And...
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    Good idea, Howie. Each of us has real-life...

    Good idea, Howie. Each of us has real-life problems we're dealing with.

    Today brought news of the death of a friend of mine. We've been friends for 47 years. My son and her son are still friends....
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    I'm having problems with the stress too,...

    I'm having problems with the stress too, Virginia, and know what you mean. We're most of us old timers here--including of course Ikoiko.

    Your suggestion about another way it could have been...
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    Jeanie and Virginia, if Ikoiko's posts were among...

    Jeanie and Virginia, if Ikoiko's posts were among Cherie's reasons for leaving, that may be because Cherie must have been pretty upset lately. I've read through all of Ikoiko's previous posts,...
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    Howie, it's only a matter of time. You will be...

    Howie, it's only a matter of time. You will be found out.
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    I've got through an annual trip to the neuro in...

    I've got through an annual trip to the neuro in spite of making a mistake about the time (my error) and therefore having problems rescheduling rides. I waited 2 hours in a drafty entryway for the...
  19. I believe that once you've had the HSCT...

    I believe that once you've had the HSCT treatment, you might not go back for any reason except to be monitored occasionally. You spend up to 11 days in the hospital, and the treatment takes several...
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    Ikoiko, I don't think you chased her away. There...

    Ikoiko, I don't think you chased her away. There were reasons why she left, and you weren't one of them. Anyone with a public presence (teachers, real estate people, businesspeople, etc.) is taking...
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    Happy birthday, renee--September 13!

    renee hasn't said much lately but I think she pops in now and then. Happy birthday, renee!

    ...
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    More power to you, Jeanie! You know what you want...

    More power to you, Jeanie! You know what you want to do and you're going to do it. That reunion will include you, I'm sure.
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    I hate to quibble about the wording of your post,...

    I hate to quibble about the wording of your post, Rose, but you surely don't need the word "possible" in that sentence....:glee:
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    Jeanie, as I read your post my mouth was hanging...

    Jeanie, as I read your post my mouth was hanging open in astonishment. You have clearly been working hard on your recovery. A trip of 300 miles would take several hours, right? I hope you have a...
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    I had already set up two possible rides with a...

    I had already set up two possible rides with a return pickup time at 1:15--figuring that I'd have over an hour for the appointment that I thought was at 12:00. But since it's 12:30, the doctor's...
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    Jeanie, I'm so glad I've been able to be on...

    Jeanie, I'm so glad I've been able to be on Medicaid all along. It seems to work so much more efficiently than the different private insurance plans. I go in with my Medicaid number or card, and...
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    One more major goofup on my part. Or on...

    One more major goofup on my part. Or on somebody's part. I goof up and quite often it's because I haven't heard right. That's what I think happened this time. It's scary.

    Weeks ago I set up an...
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    Rose, a daily banana has been part of my routine...

    Rose, a daily banana has been part of my routine for many years. I check every food I eat for potassium content (though it's not always listed) and try to choose whichever one has more of it.

    I've...
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    I did one load of laundry yesterday. I don't...

    I did one load of laundry yesterday. I don't understand how doing two loads of laundry is doing "nothing," Virginia. That sounds like a lot, and you changed sheets too.

    Yesterday it sounds as if...
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    I do have to take potassium supplements. I've...

    I do have to take potassium supplements. I've been taking the maximum dosage of them for many years. That was the problem--even with that maximum dosage, I had a low potassium level some months ago. ...
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    I've had some really good news. About 3 months...

    I've had some really good news.

    About 3 months ago I had routine blood work done, and the potassium was low. I've had this happen before, and each time I've managed to bring it back up. This time...
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    Being close to a store is good. Every time I've...

    Being close to a store is good. Every time I've moved I've tried to be close to a supermarket, pharmacy, and it was nice if a post office and hardware store were within easy reach as well. A bank...
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    But Howie, you're always making long trips to...

    But Howie, you're always making long trips to grocery stores and other places! That takes energy. Driving a car takes energy. (Says the person who doesn't drive. Well, I did drive for a very short...
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    Finally, my step count average for August (based...

    Finally, my step count average for August (based on 30 days):

    1,349

    I'm shouting it because it's the highest average in the last 10 months.
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    Clinical trial opportunity

    The National MS Society has sent an announcement of a clinical trial that doesn't involve taking any new drugs so far as I can figure out. Some here might be eligible. It's called Behavioral...
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    Hi robertinnevada, *groupwelcome Sorry you...

    Hi robertinnevada,

    *groupwelcome

    Sorry you can't retrieve your old identity but those things happen.

    Sorry too that you had problems with this forum in the past.

    As you may have noticed,...
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    Here's a post by Gary about gabapentin: ...

    Here's a post by Gary about gabapentin:

    http://www.braintalkcommunities.org/showthread.php/100689-Numbness-and-Itching?p=44749&highlight=gabapentin#post44749

    You can find other posts by various...
  38. The video may have been made on a low budget and...

    The video may have been made on a low budget and isn't looking as professional as some. I'd like to cheer those people on though, for trying to call attention to some of the daily situations people...
  39. Yes, it moves fast and jerkily--and the sound...

    Yes, it moves fast and jerkily--and the sound isn't so easy to understand either. Very ironic.
  40. Cafe where people can find out (a little) about what living with MS feels like

    Video of cafe showing people what living with MS feels like:

    https://www.facebook.com/Independent.ie/videos/10156463868943470/
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    I recall the days when I had to transport garbage...

    I recall the days when I had to transport garbage cans. It was hard then, and I was healthy then. Jeanie, I don't know how you even got the thing to fit on your scooter. That's amazing.

    In Chicago...
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    Sunshine, now that I know about those Gripmaster...

    Sunshine, now that I know about those Gripmaster gadgets, I of course have to have one. I'm putting it on my list of "must-haves." I can add it to my collection of hand-strengthening devices. This...
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    These little annoyances will strike most people...

    These little annoyances will strike most people here as laughable nonproblems but here they are:

    The night before last I was trying to open a bottle of pills. I have trouble with the childproof...
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    Whew! So glad you saved the MRI report, Howie. ...

    Whew! So glad you saved the MRI report, Howie.

    Virginia, it's so nice that you're gathering up things to send to the people in need in the Bahamas. It sounds as if many have absolutely nothing...
  45. I don't yet know what diet exactly the subjects...

    I don't yet know what diet exactly the subjects were following but the diet I'm on might be considered a a plant-based, low-fat diet (though I eat dairy products, and that may not make it so very ...
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    Seems you people are getting a tornado or two as...

    Seems you people are getting a tornado or two as well. How lucky can you get?:miserable:
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    I've had a communication from Howie's cat Sam....

    I've had a communication from Howie's cat Sam. She says we should be more concerned about what he might do to her since she's far and away the smaller and therefore far more vulnerable. Sam is...
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    Sounds as if he's determined to be the hero. I...

    Sounds as if he's determined to be the hero. I hope he'll let himself be persuaded.

    Better yet--I hope that Dorian calms down or changes its course.
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    Virginia, I hope he can stay out of it somehow. ...

    Virginia, I hope he can stay out of it somehow.

    Hope he can keep in contact with the outside world by phone at least. And he's in a place where there are people in charge of taking care of him, is...
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    I've seen this stuff around but never used it....

    I've seen this stuff around but never used it. I've often thought it might be handy in a power outage though--Sterno?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sterno
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    I'm glad this thread has been bumped up. I...

    I'm glad this thread has been bumped up.

    I just finished reading a review of The Nickel Boys in the New York Times and would like to read it:
    ...
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    If you're doing Sunshine's suggestion, you can...

    If you're doing Sunshine's suggestion, you can throw in some cereal like Wheaties or bran flakes or even rolled oats, along with chopped up dried apricots too. I often eat one of these mixtures...
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    Virginia, do you like beef jerky? I've never...

    Virginia, do you like beef jerky? I've never tried it but seen it often in stores.
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    Happy birthday, Cherie--September 4!

    Hope you'll be back soon, Cherie.

    https://brendabrownentertainment.com/app/media/38759-musical-notes-happy-birthday-lunch-napkins.jpg

    ENJOY YOUR BIRTHDAY!
  55. Thank you for posting this. Some people might...

    Thank you for posting this. Some people might want to know just where it came from. I hope you don't mind if I add a link to the article, which is in The Atlantic:
    ...
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    You may be right, Rose. I didn't find much...

    You may be right, Rose. I didn't find much information online about this printer but I did learn that laser printers like this one have a little belt in their innards that wears out. It becomes...
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    nuthatch, nice to see that Tula still has the...

    nuthatch, nice to see that Tula still has the curly hair. Cute photos!
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    While others are coping with hurricanes and still...

    While others are coping with hurricanes and still managing to come here and post, my only problem has been dealing with a printer that failed.

    It failed a few weeks ago but this happens to be the...
  59. Thread: August chitchat

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    And you had better not put your paws on my...

    And you had better not put your paws on my chocolate ice cream.

    --Sam
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    I was quite a fan of witch hazel when I was in my...

    I was quite a fan of witch hazel when I was in my teens. I can't recall just what I was using it for--maybe for sunburn?

    I can't recall if it helped either but it smelled really good.
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    Thank you for starting this thread, Virginia! ...

    Thank you for starting this thread, Virginia!

    It's hard to believe August is over. Where did summer go? I loved having so many days with no rain and temperatures only around 80 this year.

    My...
  62. Thread: August chitchat

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    I wouldn't want to be unable to open windows...

    I wouldn't want to be unable to open windows either. I'd find a way.
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    Good point, Sunshine. Sometimes we're far kinder...

    Good point, Sunshine. Sometimes we're far kinder to everyone else around us than we are to ourselves.
  64. Thread: Haiku

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    Painters--one more week. Summer ends. Leaves...

    Painters--one more week.
    Summer ends. Leaves turn. Sun sets
    Earlier. Rains soon.
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    Step counts: 8/23 - 1649 steps 8/24 - 1620 ...

    Step counts:

    8/23 - 1649 steps
    8/24 - 1620 "
    8/25 - 1318 "
    8/26 - 1000 "
    8/27 - 1221 "
    8/28 - 1085 "
    8/29 - 1313 "
  66. Thread: August chitchat

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    I've had very little use for cable and got it...

    I've had very little use for cable and got it only a few years ago when it seemed to be the only way to get decent reception after the "converter box" came along. I was paying quite a bit every month...
  67. Thread: August chitchat

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    Looks kinda close to me. Right there,...

    Looks kinda close to me. Right there, practically. I don't mean to be an alarmist but they mentioned that it might take a northward course. But you and Sam can just keep on lapping up ice cream...
  68. Thread: August chitchat

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    He's still staying this! Hard to believe that he...

    He's still staying this! Hard to believe that he hasn't been talked out of it.

    My SIL is on the west coast of FL and even they might get hit. She's definitely NOT looking forward to it. Maybe you...
  69. Welcome back, snack! I agree that modesty just...

    Welcome back, snack!

    I agree that modesty just can't be part of the picture sometimes.

    I do have a question. Does BV = bacterial vaginosis?
  70. Thread: August chitchat

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    Virginia, I'm constantly wrestling with the same...

    Virginia, I'm constantly wrestling with the same problem--feeling like a burden and not wanting to be one.

    Backing off from some social opportunities sounds like a good idea. I do this a lot....
  71. Well, just in case you ever decide to try one for...

    Well, just in case you ever decide to try one for the fun of it, the information is here for you.:smile:

    The MSAA is doing a survey on immunizations and MS. You can opt out of many of the...
  72. AAN vaccination guidelines for people with MS

    The American Academy of Neurology has come up with guidelines for vaccination for people with MS. This article in MedPage Today (August 28, 2019) discusses them:
    ...
  73. Thread: August chitchat

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    Virginia, are you sure there are no really small...

    Virginia, are you sure there are no really small places? I've looked at a few apartments in retirement communities over the years, and most were quite small--500 square feet or less. Most were HUD...
  74. Thread: August chitchat

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    Virginia, I wish I had some answers or even...

    Virginia, I wish I had some answers or even suggestions. This forum is a place where you can at least talk about what's on your mind, and so there's absolutely no need to feel badly about admitting...
  75. Thread: August chitchat

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    Florida folks get ever so much more drama than...

    Florida folks get ever so much more drama than they might want.

    Never a dull moment, eh? Take care, Sunshine and Jeanie.
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