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  1. It was a lovely thing you did! It should make a...

    It was a lovely thing you did! It should make a great memory for them each anniversary.

    TC and I were to celebrate our 51st anniversary too, on June 1.....but I was in the hospital. We have to...
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    I'm surprised that no one has suggested migraine...

    I'm surprised that no one has suggested migraine Headaches?
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    I am sorry to see Jeanie having such a hard time...

    I am sorry to see Jeanie having such a hard time with the broken leg. I hope the doctor gives her a bit more freedom at their visit.
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    Rose, I'm so sorry to see this. I've seen how...

    Rose, I'm so sorry to see this. I've seen how much you love your sons, and how much care you gave them. And now you need to give your husband. Your loving care very likely extended their lives...
  5. Thread: Speech

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    My speech therapist came today and put me through...

    My speech therapist came today and put me through a number of tests. I measured "normal" now on all but one of them, and for that one I was just below the normal range, so he'll only be coming two...
  6. I try to see mine in the morning, too. It's more...

    I try to see mine in the morning, too. It's more for my convenience -- I'm done then for the day and can go about doing other things -- but it makes sense that the doctor is tired and rushed as the...
  7. Thread: Speech

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    My speech therapy has been very helpful. I w as...

    My speech therapy has been very helpful. I w as seeing the therapist 3 times a week while at the rehab facility. Now that I'm home it will only be once a week. He'll continue with the writing...
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    I had two MRIs last month, ordered by two...

    I had two MRIs last month, ordered by two different doctors. Both showed the same obvious fact: my MS is progressing, more lesions are appearing in more places affecting different areas of the...
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    I hope that her physical therapy includes...

    I hope that her physical therapy includes exercises for her upper body, which she can do in bed. Those helped me tremendously when I was laid up all those months. Did she say for now long she had...
  10. Thread: Speech

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    Before I had this recent meltdown I was having...

    Before I had this recent meltdown I was having some difficulties, but they're really exacerbated now: brain is way out in front of thoughts which are way ahead of speech which is ahead of putting...
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    Yes, those batteries are different -- they look...

    Yes, those batteries are different -- they look alike, but are not interchangeable, like "D", "C", "A", "AA". Watcj batteries are like that, too. You wonder just how many different kinds of...
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    Wow, I'm glad I found this. Until the incident...

    Wow, I'm glad I found this. Until the incident is resolved I can't sa more but this is documentation.
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    So, I've got ms, all the problems u'll know...

    So, I've got ms, all the problems u'll know a,bout, the bladder infection, the double pneumonia, scrambled brain.
    A young nurse got over confidant and decided she was able to move me with stand...
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    Meow! the old cat is back. Not home but in a...

    Meow! the old cat is back. Not home but in a rehab.facility about 30 miles from home. He woke me up one morning,got .me dressed.then realized I didn't know who I was.or where I was. I started...
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    I.am cat dancer I am not doing well at all. This...

    I.am cat dancer I am not doing well at all. This may be the last for a while. It has been for a fun for the last 15 years. Take care of yourself s I hope I'm wrong I hope TC can get on here to tell...
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    Oh, I am sorry to.see about Rose! I see I've...

    Oh, I am sorry to.see about Rose!

    I see I've been missed.

    On April 3 husband woke me up to find that I didn't wake up! After 3 days in the hospital finally. did. Something common in late...
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    Yes, I did. He says it is most likely a benign...

    Yes, I did. He says it is most likely a benign cyst. I'm going in next Wednesday when he will numb the area, slice open the cyst, drain it, stitch it back up. Then send a sample to the lab just to...
  18. Thread: ROHO cushion

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    I definitely recommend getting to a sound doctor!...

    I definitely recommend getting to a sound doctor! As Rose said, pressure sores are notoriously hard to treat, and can get much worse very quickly! Depending on how serious and how deep the sound...
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    I got her address, thank you! A card will go...

    I got her address, thank you! A card will go out tomorrow.
  20. TC is my caregiver. But it's been increasingly...

    TC is my caregiver. But it's been increasingly hard for him, to the point that I feel badly whenever I need help. I'm searching nursing homes, and when the weather is better (the snow is gone), I'm...
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    I balked at windows 10 too. But my computer guru...

    I balked at windows 10 too. But my computer guru reminded me that earlier windows was no longer supported, so I had him install it. After a couple of days fiddling with it, I'm quite happy with it...
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    Who is it that has her address? Could you send...

    Who is it that has her address? Could you send it to me, please?
  23. Thread: ROHO cushion

    by Catdancer
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    It's good to know the company is so responsive! ...

    It's good to know the company is so responsive! The two cushions I have were bought second hand, so I have no recourse. TC pumps one up every week.
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    I have to call the doctor, too. A large...

    I have to call the doctor, too. A large bump....maybe a cyst...has formed on my scalp! It was a tiny bump a few weeks ago but yesterday it had been to a sizable bump, interfering with my glasses! ...
  25. Yes, agate has it right. Infected bedsores are...

    Yes, agate has it right. Infected bedsores are what nearly killed me. They led to a rampant blood infection that wasn't responding to antibiotics...until it did. And pneumonia is also common. Then...
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    The weather here has been very nice, and getting...

    The weather here has been very nice, and getting nicer! 55 degrees right now, Saturday at 3 p.m. All our snow is melting fast. Unfortunately the snow is melting fast, and the rivers rising,...
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    Do you know for sure that she is at home? I was...

    Do you know for sure that she is at home? I was thinking she was in a rehab facility somewhere?
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    OT: a humorous video for the day...

    I did an Ancestry.com thing, and a cousin that I didn't know I had, found me. We've been emailing each other, and she sent me this little video this morning...

    ...
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    My uro told me that recurring UTI's might mean...

    My uro told me that recurring UTI's might mean that you have bladder stones, or "debris", in your bladder. These are like kidney stones. They require clearing out -- a procedure that requires you...
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    It's thawing here!!! That's the good news. The...

    It's thawing here!!! That's the good news. The bad news is that it is also flooding! We're on top of a hill, so safe. But all around us, including the major highway between us and town, there are...
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    Yes, t sounds like a bad break -- one that broke...

    Yes, t sounds like a bad break -- one that broke through the skin on her leg, exposing the break to the outside (my break was entirely internal). And now infected. It also appears she is flat on...
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    I'm glad to hear that Howie is ok but that his...

    I'm glad to hear that Howie is ok but that his computer is broke. And sorry that sunshine is having such a hard time.

    I'm grieving. My tuffycat had to be euthanized. His kidneys stopped...
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    Medicare all means that people who can afford NO...

    Medicare all means that people who can afford NO health care, or people not eligible for health care, will at least get somAe basic care. I'm willing to continue to support those people by paying...
  34. Thread: Politics

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    But Agate, he thinks he DID write the books!!

    But Agate, he thinks he DID write the books!!
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    Oh, I'm sorry to hear that! I'm assuming she...

    Oh, I'm sorry to hear that! I'm assuming she fell? I did that many years ago, with the same result -- a broken leg. I hope she heals well....
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    I'm sorry to learn that Jeannie isn't doing well....

    I'm sorry to learn that Jeannie isn't doing well. She has been falling a lot, lately. I hope a fall isn't the cause of her absence!
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    On dear! Don't let a pressure sore go untreated!!...

    On dear! Don't let a pressure sore go untreated!! That is what led to my serious decline 4 years ago! Call your local hospital and ask if they have a wounc specialist, or "someone with experience...
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    So, today I had the botox shots for my bladder,...

    So, today I had the botox shots for my bladder, which went well...

    Unfortunately, they used a stand lift to get me on to the table and somehow ...either the lift or my wheelchair you've a...
  39. Thread: Politics

    by Catdancer
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    All the open talk about impeachment is promising....

    All the open talk about impeachment is promising. There will always be that hard core of folks blindly following the "cult of trump", but perhaps those not so tied to him will follow the dems and...
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    Like Peg, we have "a ton" of snow here, too. We...

    Like Peg, we have "a ton" of snow here, too. We haven't ventured out for the last week, due to the weather -- snow, ice, and way way cold. TC is right now on the roof of the house, shoveling snow...
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    My housekeeper comes for 3 hours, twice a month. ...

    My housekeeper comes for 3 hours, twice a month. And is also available at other times, if I call and arrange it. She and her husband come twice a year to wash the outside of windows. She has...
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    I have a person who clean for me. She has...

    I have a person who clean for me. She has occasionally had to cancel, but there have always been good excuses, good reasons. We've called and cancelled her coming, too, also for good reasons. She...
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    We had a blizzard here, too.. Didn't have the...

    We had a blizzard here, too.. Didn't have the 12 inches of snow that Peg reported. Ours was around 4-1/2 inches. But white-out conditions. And a 131-car pile-up on a freeway near us. One person...
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    Yes, I concur. And I notice when I skip a day --...

    Yes, I concur. And I notice when I skip a day -- the next day doing them I pay for it! I find bits of time each day. For example, when I'm watching the morning news, I can do some of them. When...
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    I'm here. Finally over my flu/cold/whatever it...

    I'm here. Finally over my flu/cold/whatever it was, and back to relative "normal". We've had lots of snow here, too- - 14 inches, followed by 6 inches, followed by 4 inches yesterday, and a...
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    My large oven has a convection setting...and I...

    My large oven has a convection setting...and I rarely use it. Supposedly they "save cooking time", but I've found the "saved time" to be minimal. They do circulate the hot air and so make for more...
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    I agree with Cherie..... extreme warnings for...

    I agree with Cherie..... extreme warnings for those folks not careful. Like the warning on an electric hair dryer I had, once: "Do Not Use While Showering!!!" Well, yes. :) I'd probably be...
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    I don't know why you can't use the heating pad?! ...

    I don't know why you can't use the heating pad?! You shouldn't sit ON it (you could break the wiring) nor should you keep it on your back for a long time....but sitting with it on your back is no...
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    it Give it a couple of days. Took me about 3...

    it

    Give it a couple of days. Took me about 3 days before I felt comfortable with what I was seeing. But indeed, I felt fine after my surgery, no complications, no aftereffects. (I wasn't up...
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    Thanks for checking on him!

    Thanks for checking on him!
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    Yes, time to call Howie. It's not at all like...

    Yes, time to call Howie. It's not at all like him to disappear this long!
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    What breed of dog is that! One BIG puppy!!

    What breed of dog is that! One BIG puppy!!
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    Thank you, all of you, for your birthday wishes...

    Thank you, all of you, for your birthday wishes (I can't believe I've made it to 72 years!!)

    We had/intended to go shopping to a big city about 1-/2 hours north of here, but: 1) my bladder is...
  54. Thread: Politics

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    I think it is a bit early for any candidate to be...

    I think it is a bit early for any candidate to be presenting polocies except in the broadest ways. I don't watch The View....but that might be not the best place to get involved in a policy...
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    Actually, there are more than 30 grocery stores...

    Actually, there are more than 30 grocery stores in Rhode Island. I just did a simple google search "grocery stores in Rhode Island" and came up with a long list, some small markets, but many large...
  56. Thread: Politics

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    Never mind. Wrong comment in the wrong place.. ...

    Never mind. Wrong comment in the wrong place.. :)
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    I'll often complain about items that I really...

    I'll often complain about items that I really like that aren't in the store anymore. Occassionally...very ocassionally, they'll get it back...
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    Howie,, I know what you mean about moving to a...

    Howie,, I know what you mean about moving to a new store...I know where everthing is in the store where I shop, too. A new grocery store opened up across the road. I have gone there a couple of...
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    Not a judgment, just a simple inquiry...why...

    Not a judgment, just a simple inquiry...why haven't you gone there? I liked our piggly wiggly....then it went out of business here when a different bigger grocery moved in....
  60. Thread: Politics

    by Catdancer
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    Yes, at this point, anyone with a D by their name...

    Yes, at this point, anyone with a D by their name get my vote! :nevreness:
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    Piggly wiggly is one of the first grocery stores...

    Piggly wiggly is one of the first grocery stores established in the US, where customers could go up and down aisles to pick out their own groceries rather than the practice then of waiting at a...
  62. Thread: Politics

    by Catdancer
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    Yes, that's how I see him, too.

    Yes, that's how I see him, too.
  63. Thread: Politics

    by Catdancer
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    I haven't checked in here in awhile, taking a bit...

    I haven't checked in here in awhile, taking a bit of a break of all things political (not to mention my stay in the hospital and nursing home...) so this is a sort of catch-up post...

    I read...
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    nuthatch, that's a cool video. Thanks for...

    nuthatch, that's a cool video. Thanks for posting. We have a family of redtail hawks....more likely just the parents...who nest here, and every spring we see the parents teach their young to fly,...
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    With very few exceptions, I don't keep anything...

    With very few exceptions, I don't keep anything more than 3 days in my refrigerator. It means I cook just a little at a time, but already having a compromised immune system, I just don't take...
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    Neither of those has been suggested. Are you...

    Neither of those has been suggested. Are you diagnoses as spms, or rrms?
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    Techfidera failure...

    So, after these last two exacerbations my neurologist has given up on Tecfidera. The hospital neurologist who raised the issue and my neurologist met, along with my nurse-practitioner, and decided...
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    Yes, it's cold. -30 degrees this morning at 6...

    Yes, it's cold. -30 degrees this morning at 6 a.m. At least not as windy as yesterday, or the day before when we had 11 inches of snow, -30 degrees and 3g
    On Monday TC noticed that our LP tank--...
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    I'm glad to know I'm not too far behind! Bitter...

    I'm glad to know I'm not too far behind! Bitter cold here this morning -- 10:30 a.m. and it's minus-25 degrees here. Bright sunny day, but way way too cold. The post office has cancelled delivery...
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    So...here I am again. My computer suffered a...

    So...here I am again. My computer suffered a major crash, and still is not working right. Are there more than 34 pages to this thread? That's all I have.... and it seems like a week or more has...
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    I'm sorry to worry you all! Other than a cold,...

    I'm sorry to worry you all! Other than a cold, I'm ok. Just nothing worth reporting. Like many others, I'm worried about Sunshine, but that's all from here.
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    Cats have trouble coming down because their class...

    Cats have trouble coming down because their class are pointed forward and they can't grip gowng down. There are often stories about firemen being called to rescue them!
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    The strangest but wonderful thing happened to us:...

    The strangest but wonderful thing happened to us: our friends were coming for Christmas t inner, so we went grocery shopping on Sunday. Bought a ham, need tenderloin and other stuff a hundred...
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    I've read too many stories about damage done by...

    I've read too many stories about damage done by chiropractors to even consider going to one. Stories I've read include damage to the neck, shoulders and hips! Consumer Reports considers them no...
  75. Thread: ROHO cushion

    by Catdancer
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    Yes, that sounds right. The ROHO cushion indeed...

    Yes, that sounds right. The ROHO cushion indeed helps with circulation and pressure sores and is comfortable. If anyone does a lot of sitting, the cushion is highly recommended!
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