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  1. Thread: Peg

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    These are posted on Peg's Facebook page, with the...

    These are posted on Peg's Facebook page, with the caption "Some memorials for Mom at the house."
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  2. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    So the wasp gave you a pass, Virginia? It's...

    So the wasp gave you a pass, Virginia? It's always nice when an insect just moves on without deciding it's mealtime.
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    Research surveys for people with MS

    The MS Society has put out a list of research surveys/studies you can take part in if you qualify. Some of them involve compensation. A couple of them have already closed but you may find some you...
  4. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    Sunshine, would this program be of any assistance...

    Sunshine, would this program be of any assistance to you for transportation?

    https://msfocus.org/Get-Help/MSF-Programs-Grants/Transportation-Assistance-Grant
  5. Thread: Haiku

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    Grocery list written Bed linens changed, laundry...

    Grocery list written
    Bed linens changed, laundry done--
    My long busy day

    I hope grocery has 2 syllables. I didn't look it up.

    There's no need to be overly fussy about these haiku efforts,...
  6. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    I happen to be wearing one right now, Virginia. I...

    I happen to be wearing one right now, Virginia. I wish I had several more just like it but it's no longer available. I'm looking for another that is close enough to it. My only complaint about it is...
  7. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    A doctor a day, eh, Sunshine? A doctor a day...

    A doctor a day, eh, Sunshine? A doctor a day keeps the apple away? No, I have that wrong.

    Can't have Howie creeping out because there aren't enough posts here.

    ssusan, I have osteoporosis too...
  8. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    The link is working fine for me, Cherie, and I...

    The link is working fine for me, Cherie, and I think it will work for others as well.

    Really a different approach to a wedding and a welcome break from tradition, probably. I particularly liked...
  9. Losing consciousness during an infection sounds...

    Losing consciousness during an infection sounds like something to be investigated, not ignored, and it's good to know there's a doctor on board who will be trying to find out what's happening. Hope...
  10. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    That sounds like real progress, Jeanie--taking...

    That sounds like real progress, Jeanie--taking steps with the walker! Congratulations!



    Cherie, that must have been a very enjoyable wedding! I understand that some weddings are rather...
  11. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    I vote for a couple of kittens.

    I vote for a couple of kittens.
  12. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    Jeanie, it's so nice that you're posting again. I...

    Jeanie, it's so nice that you're posting again. I hope you're not staying so busy with all the effort involved in recovering that you're not enjoying some things.
  13. Thread: Haiku

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    Five young dogwood trees Planted here on...

    Five young dogwood trees
    Planted here on building grounds
    Finished blooming now
  14. Yes, "idiopathic" and "functional" are the two...

    Yes, "idiopathic" and "functional" are the two catch-all terms designed so that doctors won't have to come out and say they just don't know what's going on. Everyone expects them to be all-knowing,...
  15. There definitely is that attitude among some...

    There definitely is that attitude among some doctors. But sometimes they're trying but just can't find an answer. They're not supposed to sit in judgment of their patients. If a patient brings in a...
  16. I think that "functional" means that the cause of...

    I think that "functional" means that the cause of the problem is still unknown and no evidence of abnormality has yet been found. I've heard that it's often taken as a code word for "psychogenic"...
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    It looks to me as if the drug companies have been...

    It looks to me as if the drug companies have been a bit "funny" about their classification scheme. For years we were told that MS might be RRMS, PPMS, SPMS or (more rarely) PRMS (progressive...
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    Mayzent's price declared too high

    The US group, Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER), has found that the price of the new MS drug Mayzent (siponimod) is out of line with its benefit. The price tag of $88,561 strikes...
  19. Thread: (OT) Robocop

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    (OT) Robocop

    We may be seeing these if we roll or stroll in public parks or other public spaces. I don't know if they can write tickets or do car chases but they don't look much like old-fashioned police...
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    Thank you for posting an update, HWO. Having to...

    Thank you for posting an update, HWO. Having to go without sleep as you've been doing can cause a lot of problems. I hope some of yours will go away after you've had adequate sleep.

    Everyone I...
  21. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    Maybe the home health person hasn't run out of it...

    Maybe the home health person hasn't run out of it yet but the hospital has?
  22. Thread: Haiku

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    It's kitten season-- So they say. Some kitten...

    It's kitten season--
    So they say. Some kitten waits
    For its place to stay.
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    This may be a slightly different model they're...

    This may be a slightly different model they're selling now, or maybe the photo isn't accurate. Anyway, that looks like one very serious ladder.
  24. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    That guess about Howie and Sam strikes me as spot...

    That guess about Howie and Sam strikes me as spot on.
  25. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    Virginia, if you look at the Memberlist (in the...

    Virginia, if you look at the Memberlist (in the dropdown menu under Community at the top of the screen) you'll see there are 1,380 pages of registered members, and if you look at the user names, the...
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    If you're ever short on cash, you could probably...

    If you're ever short on cash, you could probably sell it for a pretty good price on Craigslist. Now that the ceiling is painted, it might not need painting again for about 10 years. You could get a...
  27. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    I know what you mean, Jeanie. There are lots of...

    I know what you mean, Jeanie. There are lots of things a reacher can't get! Many times I'll get hold of something on an upper shelf with a reacher and then it bounces onto the floor (or on my head)...
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    Yes, the world did get along fairly well for...

    Yes, the world did get along fairly well for quite a while before all of this new stuff came along, didn't it?

    That's a ladder for every possible purpose! It looks as if the rungs are narrow and...
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    I'm adept only at some things. My iPad is...

    I'm adept only at some things.

    My iPad is still making weird noises at me even when I have it turned off. I've tried and tried to get rid of these notifications that someone wants a video chat. I...
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    Howie, is this it? ...

    Howie, is this it?

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Werner-Fiberglass-14-25-ft-Reach-Type-1A-300-lbs-Capacity-Telescoping-Multi-Position-Ladder/1000604039
  31. And I wonder if there are any studies exploring...

    And I wonder if there are any studies exploring whether women with a larger number of children are less apt to have MS than childless women or women with only a couple of children.
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    Filgrastim for PML? 801 cases as of 12/18

    The last entry on the Website where PML cases were being recorded was in December 2017. So this thread has been inactive. However, an article in Multiple Sclerosis News Today (June 18, 2019)...
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    Another one: ...

    Another one:

    https://www.independenttribune.com/news/mount-pleasant-senior-spotlight-hayden-leonard/article_3d48c9d8-9138-11e9-83bf-b3ca86c1f015.html
  34. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    Jeanie, do you have a reacher? I'd be lost...

    Jeanie, do you have a reacher? I'd be lost without mine.
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    Your DH sounds like a keeper, Sunshine!

    Your DH sounds like a keeper, Sunshine!
  36. Thread: Haiku

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    Monday laundry day Here. What was Monday for...

    Monday laundry day
    Here. What was Monday for you?
    Less time for haiku.
  37. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    Someone else may have mentioned having unwanted...

    Someone else may have mentioned having unwanted attachments appearing in posts. That is really odd. I wonder if the admin should look into that and find out what's going on?
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    I don't mean to dash any hopes but recently I...

    I don't mean to dash any hopes but recently I ran across this safety alert from the US FDA:
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  39. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    Maybe I'm wrong but I don't think we can ever...

    Maybe I'm wrong but I don't think we can ever "see" the "guests." If they're not logged in, they won't show up anywhere. Their user names won't be shown. They may be able to view this board without...
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    I'm betting that some exceptions are being made...

    I'm betting that some exceptions are being made and IVIg is being found for some people. Maybe you should be among them?
  41. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    Wondering how hootswithowls is doing. HWO, I hope...

    Wondering how hootswithowls is doing. HWO, I hope you are getting along OK.
  42. So sorry you've had to delay your anniversary...

    So sorry you've had to delay your anniversary observance by being in the hospital. In case you didn't notice, it was observed here:
    ...
  43. Thread: Haiku

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    Cats napping in sun Birds calling from tree to...

    Cats napping in sun
    Birds calling from tree to tree
    Chick-a-dee-dee-dee
  44. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    Such good news about your improvement, Jeanie! It...

    Such good news about your improvement, Jeanie! It sounds as if you've been really moving forward.
  45. What a beautiful story! And maybe it will be...

    What a beautiful story! And maybe it will be good luck for the young couple to have met someone who's been married 51 years in their first hours as a married couple. My guess is that neither of them...
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    I have fallen off stepladders so often (at least...

    I have fallen off stepladders so often (at least 3 times that I can recall, probably more) that I'm thoroughly scared of them. I have to work up to getting on one nowadays. At least I've learned to...
  47. Thread: Haiku

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    Poets are a dime a Dozen but haiku wordsmiths...

    Poets are a dime a
    Dozen but haiku wordsmiths
    Reign in this domain.
  48. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    You could offer catnip tea.

    You could offer catnip tea.
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    I have a tendency to want to finish a job I...

    I have a tendency to want to finish a job I start and not break it up over time--mainly so I can put away whatever materials I've had to get out. In this case it was the stepladder and the pliers....
  50. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    It does look appealing--though I don't know about...

    It does look appealing--though I don't know about the pork feet but then I'm not one of those people who believes in using every part of the pig but the squeal....
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    Same here. The neuro thought the first evidence...

    Same here. The neuro thought the first evidence of it was when I was 20, with possible recurrences in my early 30s, and onset of nonstop symptoms at about 37, diagnosis at 39. Sounds like RRMS...
  52. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    Howie's been running a restaurant without letting...

    Howie's been running a restaurant without letting anyone here know? Maybe it's a restaurant for cats, specializing in sliced turkey?

    New businesses opening up everywhere! There was a grand opening...
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    [taking a bow] *boogie And that isn't all....

    [taking a bow] *boogie

    And that isn't all. Yesterday and today I did something I wasn't sure I could do. I took down an old shower curtain and put up a new one.

    I haven't had a new shower...
  54. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    I can really understand, Virginia. Maybe you'll...

    I can really understand, Virginia. Maybe you'll meet this man in some chance way and he'll turn out to be a nice friend to have, without any thought of becoming partners for life.

    A person...
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    Average step count for May (based on 28 days):...

    Average step count for May (based on 28 days): 1,288--that's 135 steps more than the average for April.

    6/1/19 - 1,141 steps
    6/2/19 - 1,156 "
    6/3/19 - 1,544 "
    6/4/19 - 1,130 "
    6/5/19 -...
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    I wasn't breastfed either. My birth was...

    I wasn't breastfed either. My birth was unremarkable except that I was a month late and a breech baby.
  57. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    nuthatch, that dress on Tula is charming! In...

    nuthatch, that dress on Tula is charming! In fact, the whole outfit is quite the fashion statement! What a lovely photo!

    Virginia, I don't know how you feel about people doing matchmaking but I...
  58. Thread: Haiku

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    Rain and hail splatter Mud over ferns on patios...

    Rain and hail splatter
    Mud over ferns on patios
    Birds usher in spring
  59. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    Did that work on the warts, jendie? I've heard...

    Did that work on the warts, jendie?

    I've heard of quite a lot of different ways to get rid of warts but don't know how well any of them work.
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    That sounds great. Yes, why not fit them into the...

    That sounds great. Yes, why not fit them into the decor in any possible way?
  61. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    Hi, Ku--how are you? Welcome to this friendly...

    Hi, Ku--how are you?
    Welcome to this friendly board
    Now just settle in
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    Bumping this up because I'm hoping Sunshine will...

    Bumping this up because I'm hoping Sunshine will report on the grab bar situation. How do you like the grab bars in the new place?
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    Yes, that's what happens. In fact often someone...

    Yes, that's what happens. In fact often someone sleeping in the same room as the person notices the problem, the interruptions in that person's breathing, or it might be someone who routinely snores...
  64. Thread: Politics

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    Well, there's still Kellyanne Conway, and my...

    Well, there's still Kellyanne Conway, and my guess is that there will be an endless procession of others like those two.
  65. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    Looks as if this forum is back. Many thanks to...

    Looks as if this forum is back. Many thanks to the people who fixed whatever the problem was!
  66. Thread: Politics

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    Sarah Huckabee Sanders is leaving at the end of...

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders is leaving at the end of the month. She must be one of the most loyal Trump people around. Will she be replaced by someone just as devoted to parroting what he says, I wonder? ...
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    Have you checked out the possible side effects of...

    Have you checked out the possible side effects of Xanax? Among the less common side effects listed you find "difficult or labored breathing" as well as "hyperventilation":
    ...
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    Sunshine, now that you've been in your new place...

    Sunshine, now that you've been in your new place a while, how is it?
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    I agree that a sleep study would be a good idea....

    I agree that a sleep study would be a good idea.

    My son has had some sleep studies as he has sleep apnea and uses a CPAP machine. I understand that they try hard to make you comfortable during the...
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    HWO, I hope that you've gone over any medicines...

    HWO, I hope that you've gone over any medicines you're taking (including OTC meds) and investigated whether any of them cause breathing problems. Many drugs do have effects on breathing.

    You might...
  71. Thread: Politics

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    I don't know. It doesn't look to me as if he's...

    I don't know. It doesn't look to me as if he's admitting that he would collude. This is one instance where I can see the point Trump is making. People don't notify the FBI just because someone from a...
  72. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    I said "maybe." I don't know. :concern:

    I said "maybe." I don't know. :concern:
  73. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    Doesn't sound exactly soothing to the skin but if...

    Doesn't sound exactly soothing to the skin but if it worked, great. Chiggers burrow, I think. They don't just bite. The actual chigger digs into your skin but you don't see the chigger.

    Tonight...
  74. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    On my iPad while cooling off at the optical...

    On my iPad while cooling off at the optical department where I finally got the new glasses I probably should have got 8 months ago. It's going to be 97' today and it feels pretty warm already....
  75. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    This is coming from someone who often watches...

    This is coming from someone who often watches horror movies....

    Invasion of the Chigger People!
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