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  1. 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.
  2. 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...
  4. 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.
  5. 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....
  7. 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...
  9. 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...
  11. 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.
  14. 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...
  15. 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
  16. 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?
  18. 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...
  21. 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.
  22. 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!
  23. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. Thread: June Chit Chat

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

    I said "maybe." I don't know. :concern:
  30. 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...
  31. 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....
  32. 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!
  33. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    I don't recall ever seeing a chigger. I...

    I don't recall ever seeing a chigger. I understood that they were too small to see. But no seeums can be seen in spite of their name, I guess.

    Yes, chiggers LOVE waistbands though they'll settle...
  34. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    And at the end of the day you picked off all of...

    And at the end of the day you picked off all of the ticks and put something like calamine lotion on the chigger bites? The mosquito bites got something else--ammonia? And the chigger bites still...
  35. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    Rose, it's definitely all too easy to be...

    Rose, it's definitely all too easy to be overlooked. Or somebody makes a mistake and misfiles or misdirects an important piece of paper authorizing something you need. Jeanie, when I have a lot of...
  36. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    I hope you can get the PT back soon, Jeanie. It's...

    I hope you can get the PT back soon, Jeanie. It's too bad that they've allowed a week to go by. Have you been able to do some of the exercises on your own, or aren't they the type you can do by...
  37. Thread: Bird Watching

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    That is so true. Yesterday I saw two cats on the...

    That is so true. Yesterday I saw two cats on the premises that I hadn't seen in ages--a black one and a tailless one. It was like seeing old friends that you've missed.

    And when the building's...
  38. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    Parsi, that's the trouble with most jobs, isn't...

    Parsi, that's the trouble with most jobs, isn't it? All of the talk about "reasonable accommodations" doesn't seem to include setting up a job where the employee can work at his/her own pace. The...
  39. Thread: Bad fall

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    So sorry you fell. Falls on wall-to-wall...

    So sorry you fell. Falls on wall-to-wall carpeting can be pretty bad, depending on what's under that carpeting and how thick the carpeting is. I agree that getting the injuries checked out would be...
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    Hang in there, HWO! You should be getting those...

    Hang in there, HWO! You should be getting those MRI results soon.

    Most things that go wrong with us do go away with time and don't mean a lot. H

    I'm glad you went to the ER and apparently the...
  41. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    I recall how mystified I was with the iPad at...

    I recall how mystified I was with the iPad at first. It turns out you have to bring up the keyboard from the bottom of the screen, usually by swiping. Then you have to press a special button on the...
  42. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    Virginia, I'd be surprised if you could save this...

    Virginia, I'd be surprised if you could save this board to your icons but all I know about is the iPad and my Android-type of smartphone. I do know that icons are icons, and this board (or any board)...
  43. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    I went to the Settings app, then Display, then...

    I went to the Settings app, then Display, then Brightness Level and turned on the master control to Adaptive (or Automatic) Brightness or whatever it was called. You can either adjust the Brightness...
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    That probably explains why I used to want to...

    That probably explains why I used to want to sprinkle salt on the large tomatoes I ate every day for years and years. I usually put them into a salad but sometimes sliced them and just ate them, or...
  45. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    Howie, have you ever tried taking a good look in...

    Howie, have you ever tried taking a good look in the mirror when the double vision is happening in one eye? Sometimes when my vision is going bad (blurry mainly), I've looked in the mirror and found...
  46. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    Night of the Demons sounds like a good way to put...

    Night of the Demons sounds like a good way to put some excitement into your weekend. I haven't seen it but it sounds, well, demonic. Probably some scary creatures popping up suddenly out of the...
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    Maybe I've already mentioned this in this thread...

    Maybe I've already mentioned this in this thread but so far haven't found it. It might not hurt to mention it again because just now cherry tomatoes seem to be particularly good.

    Cherry tomatoes...
  48. Long time no see, dagaz. Thank you for returning!...

    Long time no see, dagaz. Thank you for returning!

    That is such good news that you haven't had any MS symptoms since the HGH treatment began in 2003. Congratulations on possibly having found an...
  49. Looks as if mirabegron first got FDA approval in...

    Looks as if mirabegron first got FDA approval in 2012. It may be a great improvement over the previous remedies. Hope so.
  50. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    It's that time of year for me--the time when the...

    It's that time of year for me--the time when the housing recertification process begins, and it continues for 4 months but at least I have some time to get my ducks in a row. Just now I have only a...
  51. There's a whole boatload of drugs we might want...

    There's a whole boatload of drugs we might want to avoid taking if we're getting older. Just about every bladder-control drug is on the list--including Vesicare, which seems to be preferred by many...
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    Mark, I hope that more attention will be paid to...

    Mark, I hope that more attention will be paid to this idea. In fact, it would have been a good idea to keep in mind in the last several decades, but instead there have been many bewildered people...
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    Step counts: 5/30 - 1115 steps 5/31 - 1748 ...

    Step counts:

    5/30 - 1115 steps
    5/31 - 1748 "
    6/1 - 1141 "
    6/2 - 1441 "
    6/3 - 1544 "
    6/4 - 1130 "
    6/5 - 1962 "
    6/6 - 1020 "
  54. Thread: Newbie

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    Welcome, Michael Thompson! This place has been...

    Welcome, Michael Thompson!

    This place has been around for over 20 years though it's been through a few transformations now and then. As you probably have noticed, there are quite a number of...
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    Your friend sounds like an inspiration. None of...

    Your friend sounds like an inspiration. None of this dying business for her, thank you very much!
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    Thank you, Virginia! I knew I'd forgotten at...

    Thank you, Virginia! I knew I'd forgotten at least one person but had so much nonsense cluttering my head just now that poor Joy's name dropped out.

    She was Electric Joy--also *Joy*--for quite a...
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    Nice to hear from you, Mark, and to know that...

    Nice to hear from you, Mark, and to know that you've been traveling--and getting along without having obstacles put in your way by MS.

    This board has quite a few members who have been here for...
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    Very instructive! Interesting that people with MS...

    Very instructive! Interesting that people with MS have two and a half times as much stress as other people. I can certainly believe that.

    I'm not very knowledgeable about podcasts and so was...
  59. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    Never mind Howie, nuthatch. I can see the photo...

    Never mind Howie, nuthatch. I can see the photo now. Tula is a charmer--and it looks as if that curly hair is there to stay.

    Some children's hair starts out one way and then turns into something...
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    HWO, I believe you said you had a doctor's...

    HWO, I believe you said you had a doctor's appointment? When is it? I think a case can be made for your seeing a doctor as soon as possible about that headache. If this seems like the worst headache...
  61. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    Linda, an energy boost is always good! ...

    Linda, an energy boost is always good!

    nuthatch, did you intend to post a photo? Maybe others are seeing it but it's not there for me.

    Had a routine doctor's appointment yesterday. I was...
  62. Thread: News re jeanie

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    Sounds like a big day for you, Jeanie--getting...

    Sounds like a big day for you, Jeanie--getting the go-ahead for weight-bearing on that foot. Congratulations!!!

    And thank you so much for your efforts in locating the address for Peg's family....
  63. I agree that now may not be the time. You...

    I agree that now may not be the time. You wouldn't want it to be posted so often that it became common and old-hat.

    It should be one of those very rare treats for people here, IMO.*biggrin
  64. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    nuthatch, I hope to do this a bit later today....

    nuthatch, I hope to do this a bit later today. I'm in a rush just now--a (routine) doctor's appointment to get to this AM.

    Virginia, I think you're remembering right about Rita Slater. It was a...
  65. HWO, you say: I wonder if you might have...

    HWO, you say:



    I wonder if you might have bee experiencing what the experts call loss of proprioceptive sense? I neglected to mention that when I was having so many problems with...
  66. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    Look for nuthatch to be back early in this week,...

    Look for nuthatch to be back early in this week, I think.
  67. HWO, when you say have you been able to...

    HWO, when you say



    have you been able to figure out if there is actual hearing loss? If so, it would be good if you could give the doctor some details about it--which ear (or is it both ears?),...
  68. There's only a limited time allowed for editing...

    There's only a limited time allowed for editing posts. It may be only 24 hours? It's probably too late to edit the post. If not too much time has passed, you should see an "Edit post" button.
  69. Thread: OT May Chit Chat

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    I'm aware of the bad press diet soda gets...

    I'm aware of the bad press diet soda gets sometimes, but there are times when you're stuck between a rock and a hard place.

    I'm supposed to drink a lot of fluids. There's lots of evidence that...
  70. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    Howie, I think this is what you mean? It's...

    Howie, I think this is what you mean? It's viewable among the smilies if you're in Advanced mode. If you hover over it, it says "Grassman." (There's also the Medicinal Cannabis forum in his memory.)...
  71. HWO, in the years when MS was coming on in a big...

    HWO, in the years when MS was coming on in a big way but I still had no idea what it was, and for a while after it was diagnosed, sometimes after lying down I couldn't go to sleep for a long time...
  72. Thread: OT May Chit Chat

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    I've heard that it's the way you are--you're...

    I've heard that it's the way you are--you're either a lark or an owl. I don't know if it's true.

    I'm probably an owl but I've been in the habit of having to be up and about early in the morning,...
  73. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    Yes, she was Rita, and she died. I believe she...

    Yes, she was Rita, and she died. I believe she had a bad reaction to one of the MS drugs--either Avonex or Copaxone--a really bad infection. I don't recall if that was the cause of her death even...
  74. Thread: Peg

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    LaCeli--was she named Laura maybe? And there was...

    LaCeli--was she named Laura maybe? And there was a Wayleaf who was really Margie. So many people passed through here--didn't just pass through but stayed quite a while and were very active.
  75. Thread: Peg

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    In case Steve L. (Steve in Alaska) doesn't know...

    In case Steve L. (Steve in Alaska) doesn't know about Peg, I sent him a PM on Facebook. I'm pretty sure he and his wife were friends of Peg's and even met personally.
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