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  1. Good news, Sunshine. Thanks for the ginger...

    Good news, Sunshine.

    Thanks for the ginger tip, Linda!
    ANN
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    Hi Jeanie! Hi Howie, I think you need a kitten...

    Hi Jeanie!

    Hi Howie, I think you need a kitten or a parrot or an emu.

    ANN
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    Hi Virginia. The City of Boston is divided into...

    Hi Virginia. The City of Boston is divided into neighborhoods. I went to what we call the “center of town” because it’s a business area on Centre Street. It is not the downtown business area.

    ANN
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    I walked to the corner and took the bus up to the...

    I walked to the corner and took the bus up to the center of town. I went to two shops and the hardware and drug store. Then I walked home.

    ANN
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    Great news, Jeanie. So happy you are home. ...

    Great news, Jeanie. So happy you are home.

    Sunshine, that is puzzling isn’t it? I do want you to get the IVIG but am a little worried about reactions. I’d feel better if you were at the infusion...
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    Neupogen. This is interesting. I don’t know why this would work unless your white cells were depressed?

    ANN
  7. Sunshine, sorry to hear about this. Since you...

    Sunshine, sorry to hear about this. Since you take IVIG for three conditions, I hope you will make tha amount of noise that you urged Jeanie to make. Still, if they don’t have it, they don’t have it....
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    Ohh, Virginia, I want you to go to lots of...

    Ohh, Virginia, I want you to go to lots of dinners, have fun and come home and tell us what you ate.

    ANN
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    Good luck with the IVIG, Sunshine. ANN

    Good luck with the IVIG, Sunshine.

    ANN
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    Howie, maybe that’s what caused MS! ANN

    Howie, maybe that’s what caused MS!

    ANN
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    Sorry you are hurt, petpuppy. We have...

    Sorry you are hurt, petpuppy.

    We have recently talked about plans to prevent falls and how to get up if we fall. Also, how to summon help and whether it’s time for a Lifeline -like device.
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    Virginia, Peter does like museums and libraries...

    Virginia, Peter does like museums and libraries and concerts.

    Because I am feeling improved, I can do more. I watched YouTubes on cooking and farming and gardening all winter when I was sick. It...
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    I have improved the flavor of store-bought...

    I have improved the flavor of store-bought tomatoes by cutting them in half and broiling them.

    I made a raised bed garden and am doing a version of Square Foot Gardening. I have 24 sq feet. I...
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    Wow! Sixty-two extra yards today! Great! I...

    Wow! Sixty-two extra yards today! Great!

    I am glad you have the Ativan as such a useful tool.

    ANN
  15. Hi dagaz (Connie?)! Happy to see you again....

    Hi dagaz (Connie?)!

    Happy to see you again. Glad MS is stable for you. Thanks for the information.

    ANN
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    Hallelujah! ANN

    Hallelujah!

    ANN
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    You added seven yards to your swim. Well done! ...

    You added seven yards to your swim. Well done! Also, you seem to be pacing yourself well.

    Good work, 99!

    ANN
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    So happy you have Lacy home and you’re graduating...

    So happy you have Lacy home and you’re graduating to three hours less help a day.

    ANN
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    So sorry to hear that your friend is dead,...

    So sorry to hear that your friend is dead, Virginia. And sorry that you missed that call.

    FYI, Mark has just posted in this thread:
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    I’m glad you are able to swim through those symptoms, Sunshine.

    ANN
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    How wonderful to hear from you, Mark. Glad to...

    How wonderful to hear from you, Mark. Glad to have the scientific papers and some details of your travel.

    My question is why do so many of us have low Vitamin D?

    ANN
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    Good Wednesday, everyone. Where are the East...

    Good Wednesday, everyone. Where are the East Coast early birds? Sunshine, Howie?

    It’s a beautiful day in Boston. A little warm, supposed to go to 81, but it’s time for that.

    I hope you day is...
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    So great that Michael and Jon revealed...

    So great that Michael and Jon revealed themselves.

    Lovely.

    ANN
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    Lily started sleeping on my head after her...

    Lily started sleeping on my head after her partner, Kofi, died. She had to be touching my face. Now she will settle for my hair. We got the younger cats because we thought she needed cat contact but...
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    Congratulations on the progress, Jeanie. ANN

    Congratulations on the progress, Jeanie.

    ANN
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    Virginia, I use my phone to read and post here at...

    Virginia, I use my phone to read and post here at BT.

    Sorry you still have the dizzy spells. Did you ever look into the inner ear thing with an ENT?

    Sunshine, that is da** long. Too long.
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    You are a trooper, Sunshine. Friday I walked...

    You are a trooper, Sunshine.

    Friday I walked 6 blocks in all to hair appointment and back and did laundry which required many trips on stairs.

    Saturday we went to MIL’s and took her to CVS, a...
  28. Happy Anniversary to the three couples! ANN

    Happy Anniversary to the three couples!

    ANN
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    Yes to Peg’s Chit Chat. ANN

    Yes to Peg’s Chit Chat.

    ANN
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    Hi Parsi, good to hear from you! ANN

    Hi Parsi, good to hear from you!

    ANN
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    Happy anniversary, Linda. It’s a beautiful day...

    Happy anniversary, Linda. It’s a beautiful day for the market.

    ANN
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    I like your plan, Virginia. BTW, Peter ironed...

    I like your plan, Virginia. BTW, Peter ironed shirts last night while we listened to our local NPR Jazz show. I thought of you.

    Sunshine, I wish there was a recipe to prevent those spasms.

    ANN
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    Virginia, what did you get to eat from Poppy...

    Virginia, what did you get to eat from Poppy Seeds?

    ANN
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    Here’s the post from XO++ with his update: ...

    Here’s the post from XO++ with his update:

    http://www.braintalkcommunities.org/showthread.php/2342-OT-Hello-from-a-former-BTer

    ANN
  35. Thread: Peg

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    Thank you for the information about donations,...

    Thank you for the information about donations, Agate.

    ANN
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    Welcome back, Hoots w Owls. I’m sorry that you...

    Welcome back, Hoots w Owls.

    I’m sorry that you are having troubling symptoms.

    Yes, modern MRI’s are now up to T7 machines and show incredible detail.

    XO married a neurologist and lives on...
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    Good morning, all. Jeanie, so happy to see...

    Good morning, all.

    Jeanie, so happy to see you were able to be “here.” Best wishes for your recovery and rehab.

    Love and chocolate, your favorite kind.

    ANN
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    I’m glad you are having a good day, Sunshine. ...

    I’m glad you are having a good day, Sunshine.

    ANN
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    Good to hear that the IVIG infusion went so well,...

    Good to hear that the IVIG infusion went so well, Sunshine.

    Congratulations on doing as much as you did, Virginia.

    ANN
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    Like the rest of you, I am in shock. Sixty-five...

    Like the rest of you, I am in shock. Sixty-five is so young now a days. I see it but it is so hard to process. I was going to tell her about my raised bed garden and the seed potatoes I cut today. ...
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    A very Happy Birthday to you, Agate! Flowers and...

    A very Happy Birthday to you, Agate! Flowers and chocolate, too!

    ANN
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    So happy to be a free- range chick. ;-) ANN

    So happy to be a free- range chick. ;-)

    ANN
  43. Thread: Phones

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    Mom’s phone is my old 6 plus w the same operating...

    Mom’s phone is my old 6 plus w the same operating system that I have on my 8 plus iPhone. So I know that would work.

    Also, you may need a plan with minutes, for calls, and “data” for when you are...
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    Cherie has a lot of experience w self-cathing....

    Cherie has a lot of experience w self-cathing. She once posted a detailed description on how to do it. Maybe she can unearth it for you. I don’t remember which forum it was on or if it might be in...
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    This is good news, Rose. Blessings to you, ANN

    This is good news, Rose.
    Blessings to you,
    ANN
  46. Thread: Phones

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    The funny thing about that, Virginia, is that I...

    The funny thing about that, Virginia, is that I often tell Peter how to do something. For instance, when you turn the phone horizontally, the photos turn. His was stuck. I unstuck it. Simple fix.
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    Hi Virginia ANN

    Hi Virginia <waving>

    ANN
  48. Thread: Phones

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    Virginia, I have an iPhone (8plus). I started w a...

    Virginia, I have an iPhone (8plus). I started w a flip phone and just used it for calls when I wasn’t home. Now, I use my phone for everything: phone, recorder, camera, video, podcasts, radio, alarm,...
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    I do not speak convection oven. Someone here...

    I do not speak convection oven. Someone here will.

    ANN
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    The gut problem is still unknown but may be a...

    The gut problem is still unknown but may be a vascular thing. I have a primary care visit next Wednesday. (I couldn’t just have a week without a medical something).

    ANN
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    I understand why you are not trusting your legs,...

    I understand why you are not trusting your legs, Sunshine, but glad you felt secure enough to get back in the pool.

    I definitely over did it yesterday. I woke up w very sore calf muscles. I iced...
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    I hope that today is better, Sunshine. ANN

    I hope that today is better, Sunshine.

    ANN
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    Today I walked around the hospital (thru several...

    Today I walked around the hospital (thru several large buildings); walked all the way up to the center of town and back plus shopping around up there; and did one load of laundry in the old, scary...
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    I saw my MS specialist today. She said my MRI’s...

    I saw my MS specialist today. She said my MRI’s show no new lesions since my last studies 4 or 5 years ago.

    She also said that MS has nothing to do w my current eating problem.

    We decided to...
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    Sunshine, I hope this is the end of the rogue...

    Sunshine, I hope this is the end of the rogue spasms. That must be frightening besides painful.

    Linda, I bonded strongly with my hospital nurses as the worked 12 hour shifts. I can’t imagine them...
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    Good luck w IVIG, Sunshine. ANN

    Good luck w IVIG, Sunshine.

    ANN
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    Yesterday I walked a block to get the bus....

    Yesterday I walked a block to get the bus. Fortunately there is an App that tells me exactly when the bus will be here. Once in the center of the shopping area for our neighborhood, I walk a few more...
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    No, I am referring to Breakfast w the Buddha. And...

    No, I am referring to Breakfast w the Buddha. And I have Soul of an Octopus!

    ANN
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    Sunshine, I am reading that book now because of...

    Sunshine, I am reading that book now because of your review in the book thread.

    Cherie, if he is a danger to himself, and it sounds like he is as far as judgement, the town or county nurses can...
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    I had a brain MRI in Brigham’s T 7 last week. New...

    I had a brain MRI in Brigham’s T 7 last week. New to me was a release for the gadolinium (? sp). They said it was not a release but just an info sheet but I had to sign it so I believe it is a...
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    Mom is off O2 and both inhalers. It seemed the...

    Mom is off O2 and both inhalers. It seemed the Breo inhaler was killing her energy and appetite. She feels much better off of them. She does more each day. We sent her a care package from Zabar’s for...
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    Good luck tomorrow, Sunshine. ANN

    Good luck tomorrow, Sunshine.

    ANN
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    Oh, my, Cat! So glad you had TC to be there to...

    Oh, my, Cat! So glad you had TC to be there to notice and take you to the hospital.

    Best to you in your recovery and TC, too.

    ANN
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    I don’t see how it would prevent a fall. It looks...

    I don’t see how it would prevent a fall. It looks like you could fall forward and land w the thing on your back.

    I guess the selling feature is the belt that let’s you have your hands free.

    ANN
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    I sure hope you are proud of what you have ...

    I sure hope you are proud of what you have accomplished today, Sunshine. I am.

    ANN
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    I just learned that my brain MRI next week is in...

    I just learned that my brain MRI next week is in the Tesla 7 and the spinal one is in the Tesla 3. I’m a little scared of the 7.

    ANN
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    Howie, what was the cause of the pill mix up? ...

    Howie, what was the cause of the pill mix up?

    ANN
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    That must be unnerving, Nuthatch. Thank you for...

    That must be unnerving, Nuthatch. Thank you for the poppies.

    Howie, good luck with your shopping and CVS.

    ANN
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    My mom has Lifeline. It has a pendant that they...

    My mom has Lifeline. It has a pendant that they encourage you to wear in the shower/bathrooms since many falls occur there and surfaces are hard.

    ANN
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    Yes, Linda, yes. A vacation with llamas. :-)...

    Yes, Linda, yes.

    A vacation with llamas. :-)
    ANN
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    I hope the new stockings help you, Virginia. ...

    I hope the new stockings help you, Virginia.

    My mother is better today. She saw the nurse and PT yesterday. She stayed up late to watch the Adam Lambert and Queen special on ABC. Go Mom!

    Today...
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    That was a great book, Nuthatch. I really enjoyed...

    That was a great book, Nuthatch. I really enjoyed it.

    ANN
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    Sunshine, sorry for that very bad night. I hope...

    Sunshine, sorry for that very bad night. I hope the Tizanidine helps. I like it better than baclofen but it makes me too sleepy to stay awake at more than 2 mg.

    Good luck at IVIG infusion.
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    Mom is on her own. She did not want Heidi to come...

    Mom is on her own. She did not want Heidi to come as she said she didn’t need help. She is just doing the minimum. I’ll be interested to hear what the nurse thinks tomorrow.

    ANN
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    Welcome home, Jeanie! Love you! ANN

    Welcome home, Jeanie!
    Love you!

    ANN
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