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  1. My brother and his family moved from Florida to...

    My brother and his family moved from Florida to North Carolina.

    ANN
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    Maybe the sandwich was for Sam. >^..^

    Maybe the sandwich was for Sam. >^..^<
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    I find making the bed exhausting and now Peter...

    I find making the bed exhausting and now Peter does it for me.

    I agree with Agate about Laura.

    Today I have most of my energy back and walked all the way upstreet and back. I had a turkey...
  4. Best wishes for an uneventful day with good...

    Best wishes for an uneventful day with good results from IVIG, Sunshine.

    Chocolate too.
    ANN
  5. Congratulations, Nuthatch, on being off O2 fora...

    Congratulations, Nuthatch, on being off O2 fora whole day. Progress.

    A low tunnel is usually a poly sheet over hoops to keep frost off a garden bed and to warm up the soil. It extends the...
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    Sorry the MS support group visit didn’t work out this time, Agate. I was involved with one from the day an MS Specialist told me that I did not have MS. Ha! The group was a life saver and we met at...
  7. Nice that you treated yourself, Virginia. I...

    Nice that you treated yourself, Virginia.

    I did grocery shopping w Peter and MIL today and lunch at a small Thai restaurant that used to be a gas station. I had Ginger Chicken, of course, a...
  8. Nuthatch - please keep doing the important work...

    Nuthatch - please keep doing the important work of testing chocolate. Someone needs to do it and we need to know. ;-p

    ANN
  9. Howie, where are you? I miss you. How did the...

    Howie, where are you? I miss you. How did the shopping trip go this month?

    ANN
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    Nuthatch, oh my! I’m glad you are home. “Pretty very scary” as my nephew says. I hope you continue to improve. Good call.

    Sunshine, I am hoping you can get help today and maybe some direction to...
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    Here’s Agate’s original thread about her device:...

    Here’s Agate’s original thread about her device:

    http://www.braintalkcommunities.org/showthread.php/101020-Exercise-pedaller?highlight=Pedal

    ANN
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    I’ve now finished one load of laundry and I made...

    I’ve now finished one load of laundry and I made the garlic potato soup again. Now in jammies at 6:30 PM. I’m done.

    ANN
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    I walked up to Centre had a coffee at my favorite...

    I walked up to Centre had a coffee at my favorite coffee shop which has been sold to Equal Exchange so we shall see what happens to my destination. On the walk home, I bought some fresh black bean...
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    Mom just read three of her Christmas books: Olive...

    Mom just read three of her Christmas books: Olive Again, The Dutch House, and The Stars are Fire. All recommendations from here. She loved them, thank you. :-)

    Virginia, please do let us know...
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    Good job, Agate!

    Good job, Agate!
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    Yes to Physical Therapy - early and often! I...

    Yes to Physical Therapy - early and often!

    I do recommend an MS therapy but leave that to a discussion with your doctor.

    This all sounds very hopeful. Best of luck!
    ANN
  17. Mom has had a gift of desserts from an Italian...

    Mom has had a gift of desserts from an Italian restaurant delivered to her twice this year by UberEats. It worked well on the receiving end and I suspect the ordering end since the grandson did it...
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    I did grocery store walking! Surprise! ANN

    I did grocery store walking! Surprise!

    ANN
  19. In Western PA, where I grew up, we had ham or...

    In Western PA, where I grew up, we had ham or some kind of pork and sauerkraut for luck.

    Instead, we took MIL to Legal Seafoods for lunch. I had baked scrod w buttered crumbs; cheddar- jalapeño...
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    Virginia, Peter and I are on the couch with two...

    Virginia, Peter and I are on the couch with two off the three cats. We’re going to turn the TV on at nine and look around. Peter will have a glass of wine and we’ll share some chips and salsa...
  21. Best of luck to you, Sunshine! Double chocolate...

    Best of luck to you, Sunshine! Double chocolate for even trying.

    ANN
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    Our flight was delayed but we are now safely...

    Our flight was delayed but we are now safely home. We are taking tomorrow for ourselves.
    ANN
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    Walked around two airports with a rolling bag and...

    Walked around two airports with a rolling bag and a handbag today.
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    Wonderful, Linda! ANN

    Wonderful, Linda!

    ANN
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    Sunshine, I am hoping that Ativan did kick in....

    Sunshine, I am hoping that Ativan did kick in. You are brave.

    I have been shopping every day I have been here except Christmas. Christmas Eve was grocery shopping for two days. On the 26th, we...
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    Hi Nuthatch, cross-post. Lovely children. ANN

    Hi Nuthatch, cross-post. Lovely children.

    ANN
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    I also hope that Virginia is getting better. ...

    I also hope that Virginia is getting better.

    And Linda, it does seem that this is happening again for you. Fingers crossed that you’ll still get your Rituxan.

    We are still at Mom’s but will...
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    Agate, I get, Invalid signature 403 Unknown...

    Agate, I get,

    Invalid signature
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    ANN
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    Cheri was on one of the drugs for osteoporosis....

    Cheri was on one of the drugs for osteoporosis. Look for her posts. I’m not sure which of the drugs she was on.

    ANN
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    Peter flew in from Boston on a 7 AM flight...

    Peter flew in from Boston on a 7 AM flight yesterday. There was heavy ground fog so they couldn’t land and ended up in Cleveland. :-( They got back to Pittsburgh after several hours. The limo driver...
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    Merry Christmas, Jingle. ANN

    Merry Christmas, Jingle.
    ANN
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    Merry Christmas from Pennsylvania, Rose. ANN

    Merry Christmas from Pennsylvania, Rose.
    ANN
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    A ten minute walk is awesome, Sunshine. I went...

    A ten minute walk is awesome, Sunshine.

    I went to a big grocery store to get food for today and tomorrow. My usual walk around in a clean, safe space. I got a ride there from a neighbor and came...
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    I’m so tired and it’s so late, all I can tell you...

    I’m so tired and it’s so late, all I can tell you is airports at Christmas and managing luggage without Peter. :-(. Spasm City now.

    Tomorrow I have to do grocery shopping.

    Mom looks great.
    ...
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    Oh, Jeanie, so sorry you felt ill. I hope a good...

    Oh, Jeanie, so sorry you felt ill. I hope a good rest helps.

    I am traveling to PA solo today. Peter will spend Christmas Eve with his mother and I will be with mine. He’ll come to PA early...
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    We have sent trays of cookies from an Italian...

    We have sent trays of cookies from an Italian bakery to my mom’s nursing unit after she was discharged. Of course we did not do it this time.

    I have been the recipient of gift cards and gifts...
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    I walked a substantial walk for me yesterday and...

    I walked a substantial walk for me yesterday and today.

    ANN
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    That’s good on the A1C, Agate. I know you’ll take...

    That’s good on the A1C, Agate. I know you’ll take care of the potassium.

    ANN
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    I couldn’t see it. It said “link may be broken or...

    I couldn’t see it. It said “link may be broken or page locked.” I’m happy you have a dancing grandson.

    ANN
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    That is a lot of things, Jingle. Fingers...

    That is a lot of things, Jingle.

    Fingers crossed on the biopsy.
    ANN
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    Today is Sunshine’s IVIG. I hope that is going...

    Today is Sunshine’s IVIG. I hope that is going well.

    I walked all the way to my PMD and back today. I was kept waiting there for over 45 minutes. That’s uncomfortable for me in uncushioned seats....
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    I went to my PMD today. I had an A1C done and it...

    I went to my PMD today. I had an A1C done and it was back in the normal range. I no longer need to loose weight or see a nutritionist. Great.

    ANN
  43. My mom just had surgery for adhesions from...

    My mom just had surgery for adhesions from previous, remote surgery causing a bowel obstruction. She did very well at 94. Unfortunately, the medical care was not excellent and that caused congestive...
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    Mine came from my mom via AVON but let me look on...

    Mine came from my mom via AVON but let me look on line for similar.

    OK, this is close: zip all around and the innards come out leaving room for phone.
    ...
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    Speaking of phones: I always take my phone in...

    Speaking of phones:

    I always take my phone in a leather case on a wrist strap when I am going to the cellar for laundry. Today, as I was about to go down without the phone, “just this one time,”...
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    Ahh yes, the “flying cheesecakes.” ANN

    Ahh yes, the “flying cheesecakes.”

    ANN
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    Linda, good luck at your infusion. Happy birthday...

    Linda, good luck at your infusion. Happy birthday to John.

    Sunshine, I am sorry that your walking is not as good as it was. I hope your IVIG helps.

    Agate, any walking helps and counts.
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    It was 57 here in Boston today, the 14th of...

    It was 57 here in Boston today, the 14th of December. So strange.

    We went and got my MIL and took her out to lunch. Then we went to CVS, Trader Joe’s and Stop & Shop. Somewhere in that last store...
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    Good on the soup, Linda, and sorry about the...

    Good on the soup, Linda, and sorry about the spasms.

    ANN
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    Today I walked over to get my hair done and then...

    Today I walked over to get my hair done and then walked up to the P.O., CVS, and thrift shops. I stopped into City Feed for a coffee. I try to find the glimmer in every day but today was dismal. The...
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    Yes, Virginia! I loved my mom’s pumpkin pie....

    Yes, Virginia! I loved my mom’s pumpkin pie. Just think of that work gone.

    Today I went to the Brigham and had my yearly mammogram done. Surprisingly pain free.

    ANN
  52. Farmwife, Agate has given you good advice. How...

    Farmwife, Agate has given you good advice. How are you feeling MS-wise and why was the MRI done?

    ANN
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    When I was under ten, we had a cat that got into...

    When I was under ten, we had a cat that got into the cooling pumpkin pies!

    ANN
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    Linda, my MS needs the weather to makeup its mind...

    Linda, my MS needs the weather to makeup its mind and stick with one season. Good luck to you.

    The snow has been great this morning to drive birds to my feeders. If you can possibly put a feeder...
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    It was 62 in Boston today! Tomorrow, the high is...

    It was 62 in Boston today! Tomorrow, the high is 34 and the day starts with snow. Crazy.

    I took the opportunity to open the low tunnel covering the raised bed to make it tighter. I cut some of...
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    And yet others can still post on it?

    And yet others can still post on it?
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    A very Happy Birthday, Howie! ANN

    A very Happy Birthday, Howie!


    ANN
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    Rose, Peter and I have a candle burning tonight...

    Rose, Peter and I have a candle burning tonight for Michael and Jonathan.
    Love,
    ANN
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    Hi Jingle! I am finding you at 4:30 EST so other...

    Hi Jingle! I am finding you at 4:30 EST so other than not sleeping well tonight I am well.

    I love a live tree. This year, we are again traveling at Christmas and are not doing one. Besides the...
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    That is a good report, Sunshine. I’m glad that...

    That is a good report, Sunshine. I’m glad that you are still able to swim outside and the walking sounds like a big improvement.

    A well deserved treat for you.
    ANN
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    Prayers on the way, Jeanie. I’m glad you were...

    Prayers on the way, Jeanie. I’m glad you were able to get out. It is considerable progress even though you are not as strong as you like.

    ANN
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    Sunday night the main drain to the house blocked....

    Sunday night the main drain to the house blocked. Probably from tree roots. We couldn’t flush toilets! I got the Drain company we use to come out Monday morning. So glad that is fixed with only one...
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    Virginia, glucose and A1 C are different. 77...

    Virginia, glucose and A1 C are different. 77 sounds great for a random (non-fasting) glucose. I wasn’t fasting either but the A1 C is a snapshot of glucose on the hemoglobin over the past three...
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    I’ve been walking a lot. Almost every day. A...

    I’ve been walking a lot. Almost every day. A month ago my new doctor sent a summary of my labs. A long list of tests were normal but he said that my A1C was in the pre-diabetic range. He said to...
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    How could you forget the chocolate? ANN

    How could you forget the chocolate?

    ANN
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    MiL was here for just two and a half hours. It’s...

    MiL was here for just two and a half hours. It’s a lot of work for such short a time but I remember when she’d cook every holiday for 8-12 people and send us all home with leftovers. When Peter was...
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    Hello and happy Thanksgiving. We had Peter’s Mom...

    Hello and happy Thanksgiving. We had Peter’s Mom over. We made salmon, turkey, boiled baby Yukon potatoes, steamed haricots verte, carrots, asparagus, salad, stuffing and gravy.

    We had asked if...
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    Rose, I consider my 94 y/o mother and...

    Rose, I consider my 94 y/o mother and mother-in-law senior. That makes us middle-aged I hope!

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    And I am in Boston but am not a computer whiz. ...

    And I am in Boston but am not a computer whiz. If I can be of help, ask me.

    ANN
  70. The strange phenomenon of the proportion of...

    The strange phenomenon of the proportion of fixtures changing has happened to be. It was the bathroom fixtures, particularly the sink. Seemed way too low. An Alice and Wonderland moment. I never...
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    Jeanie, I am so sorry that you had another fall...

    Jeanie, I am so sorry that you had another fall or near-fall. I pray for strength for you.

    Howie, that does sound like a good plan. And Linda’s mention of ordering in, also. You can often buy a...
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    That’s a great story! Welcome to Boston! ANN

    That’s a great story! Welcome to Boston!

    ANN
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    Ollie, ollie in free Anyone around my base? ...

    Ollie, ollie in free
    Anyone around my base?

    ANN
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    Yes, yes! The platelets are up! I am grateful...

    Yes, yes! The platelets are up! I am grateful for that.

    Bless you both,
    ANN
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    I have a couple of small backpacks - nothing like...

    I have a couple of small backpacks - nothing like student backpacks. These are leather and are made as purse replacements. Both are from TJMaxx. They are great for hands free traveling or walking on...
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