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    I've been reading the board, but have been really...

    I've been reading the board, but have been really busy. My niece has been here. I haven't seen her for 20 years!...so we spent a lot of time catching up. She took care of me while TC was camping...
  2. When I was in college I was a reader for a blind...

    When I was in college I was a reader for a blind professor. Helped him grade papers, prepare lesson plans. I learned to read braille and transcripe materials from print to braille and the reverse....
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    The last of our cats died yesterday. Or more...

    The last of our cats died yesterday. Or more accurately, we euthanized him. He woke up and couldn't move his back legs! He dragged himself to h[ATTACH=CONFIG]5261 his litter box, and then to his...
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    I'm so sorry to see this. I hope he is better...

    I'm so sorry to see this. I hope he is better today.
  5. Thread: Instacart

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    And instacart!! .surprise!! I did indeed go to...

    And instacart!! .surprise!! I did indeed go to their website and discovered that the two grocery stores in town do use instacart!! I did a trial order....it would have cost me $2 for the purchases...
  6. Thread: Instacart

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    Yes, you don't need to get new prescriptions. ...

    Yes, you don't need to get new prescriptions. When we switched I simply called the new pharmacy, told them we wanted to sign up to use them. They sent me a form which asked for our credit card...
  7. Thread: Instacart

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    As much as I love living in our rural area....And...

    As much as I love living in our rural area....And I love our prairie....one big disadvantage is that we don't have those kinds of services. The best our local store offers is a pickup, where I shop,...
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    I'm so sorry he had trouble! Both my husband and...

    I'm so sorry he had trouble! Both my husband and I had the surgery and had no trouble. We had "no drop" surgery...drops the day before, but none afterwards, just an eye patch for a day, then...
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    I didn't watch any of the coverage this year. ...

    I didn't watch any of the coverage this year. Money spent on it could have better been spent getting the children out of cages, families re-united. Or a long list of other things instead of a...
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    I will have to see if there is a Costco anywhere...

    I will have to see if there is a Costco anywhere near where I live.... I haven't seen one, but maybe. I'd seen your post, Lazarus, but passed by it, as there aren't any Costco stores in my immediate...
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    SO, TC and I have just spent a good bit of the...

    SO, TC and I have just spent a good bit of the morning trying to find someone at US Cellular who will take our new credit card information and update our account....and we cant find anyone to do...
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    I have hearing aides that I've had for a few...

    I have hearing aides that I've had for a few years, now These ones that I'm wanting to return cost $6,000 and aren't any better for me than the old ones. So I don't feel like spending the 6,000...
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    July chit-chat

    The time of the month when we most miss Peg, and especially in summer when she would tell us about all the doings on the farm, and all the stuff she was canning.....

    I'm doing ok.. Weather here...
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    So, my road: pretty straightforward. I was...

    So, my road: pretty straightforward. I was living in Georgia, working with people with disabilities, when I began to call down a lot.....my left leg would collapse under me. This happened several...
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    Thanks, Agate. Yes, my husband has some hearing...

    Thanks, Agate. Yes, my husband has some hearing loss, but much less than mine. I really can't hear much of anything without aides. I'm glad to know there's an "off" switch for the...
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    So, Agate, if someone is visiting you, can they...

    So, Agate, if someone is visiting you, can they use the phone, bypassing the captioning? I see it's supposedly "illegal" for someone to use a captioning phone if they don't need it.. I was...
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    I'm here...been here for the last ten days. Been...

    I'm here...been here for the last ten days. Been busy with doctors and follow up visits---neurologist, urologist, primary care, PT , OT, speech therapist, hearing specialist, hematologist..... I...
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    Agate, can you tell me more about your telephone?...

    Agate, can you tell me more about your telephone? How it works? Do you read the message while someone is talking to you? Is there a delay between what they have said and your response? How does it...
  19. My doctor was straight with me: I know you have...

    My doctor was straight with me: I know you have MS, every MRI shows the lesions on your brain. But I don't know if this issue of dangerously low white platelets, or a low thyroid, or a low...
  20. I hope you find some solution short of self-cath,...

    I hope you find some solution short of self-cath, or catherization. Those infections are hard to manage, and so long as your bladder doesn't work efficiently, you'll always be at risk.
  21. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  30. 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...
  38. 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.
  40. 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?
  43. Thread: ROHO cushion

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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! ...
  45. 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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