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    I know a couple of people who've survived brain...

    I know a couple of people who've survived brain tumors but the very idea of a brain tumor is scary.

    It's strange, Howie, but it crossed my mind that I might have a brain tumor or a spinal tumor...
  2. Thread: March Chitchat

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    I think Peter could easily move up to ruffles and...

    I think Peter could easily move up to ruffles and cuffs! This could be a learning experience for him....

    Virginia, I took Howie's statement about the vaccine to mean that the J&J vaccine was a...
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    Regrettably many people probably aren't aware of...

    Regrettably many people probably aren't aware of cerebral palsy. I don't think I knew a thing about it until I was in my early 40s and applied for a part-time job helping a young woman who had it.
  4. When I've heard it mentioned around here, the...

    When I've heard it mentioned around here, the cost was about $50-55/year but that was a couple of years ago. I looked up one of them, and the cost is now $59/year. I have no idea whether this...
  5. Would an advance call to the hospital work?...

    Would an advance call to the hospital work? Letting them know that he's about to arrive, and could someone meet him at the entrance and stay with him as needed? I haven't heard of hospitals doing...
  6. Seems to me one of the MS organizations could...

    Seems to me one of the MS organizations could step up to the plate in this situation too. Sometimes they are able to come up with volunteers or point the way toward the kind of assistance you need.
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  7. How very flawed "the system" is. People in...

    How very flawed "the system" is. People in outlying areas shouldn't have to be in this bind. Linda, that is so terrifying and sad. I'm glad that the neighbor has been assisting! Is there a...
  8. Thread: March Chitchat

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    You might be hearing more of it. It's what can...

    You might be hearing more of it. It's what can happen when you haven't said anything here in 3 days.
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    MS Awareness Month

    March is MS Awareness Month, and this week is MS Awareness Week, or if you're in the UK, MS Awareness Month is in April.

    https://mymsaa.org/about-msaa/ms-awareness-month-2021/

    And funnylegs...
  10. Anyone know about ambulance service memberships?

    A number of people in this building have paid the membership fee to belong to an ambulance service. This article in Consumer Reports suggests it as a way to avoid surprise ambulance fees, which can...
  11. Thread: March Chitchat

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    Rose, you put me to shame. Until I attacked some...

    Rose, you put me to shame. Until I attacked some of them today, I had 1,100 e-mails sitting in the inbox unopened. I just got rid of over 100 of them but they do pile up. That has been typical for...
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    From Tom Cat today: ...

    From Tom Cat today:
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  13. Thread: March Chitchat

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    funnylegs, I hope someone will have some smart TV...

    funnylegs, I hope someone will have some smart TV tips for you. I have a very dumb TV and so can't be of much help.
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    Thank you, Chris. It sounds as if you're going...

    Thank you, Chris. It sounds as if you're going through a nightmare about the possible foreclosure. I hope that GoFundMe works well for you. I've heard of people who do well with it but it varies.
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    Oh, he cooks, does he? I don't think he'll be...

    Oh, he cooks, does he? I don't think he'll be left just staring at the TV then. "The devil finds work for idle hands," etc.
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    In fact, they might not have been overly happy to...

    In fact, they might not have been overly happy to see the space station landing, cluttering up their space.

    But yes, Brian and Cathy could set up quite a business there, peddling jar openers...
  17. Thread: COVID-19 thread

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    The J&J vaccine involves only one shot, doesn't...

    The J&J vaccine involves only one shot, doesn't it? That's the one I'd want but I don't know if there will be a choice when the time comes.

    Meanwhile, this building's management company sent...
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    I like the way the photos show up much larger...

    I like the way the photos show up much larger here on this board than they do in the original Facebook PMs.

    From Tom Cat today:
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  19. Thread: March Chitchat

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    When I'm out is exactly when my cellphone is with...

    When I'm out is exactly when my cellphone is with me. Other time it's sitting on the desk but turned off. As Rose said, when you're out is a time when you might need to call someone. If you have...
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    Tom Cat replying to Linda: I like the...

    Tom Cat replying to Linda:


    I like the saying, Oh crap, she's up! Something Ann would have said, in the past.

    We have coyotes in the area, though I've heard them, but never seen them
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    Average daily step count for February (based on...

    Average daily step count for February (based on 24 days): 1,647 steps/day

    Slightly better than January's average, 1,520.
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    Today seemed like a good time to tackle the stove...

    Today seemed like a good time to tackle the stove in preparation for the inspection on Monday. I was delighted to find that it hardly needed much cleaning at all--probably because only a few months...
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    From Tom Cat on Sunday: Well, the Moderna...

    From Tom Cat on Sunday:

    Well, the Moderna shots on Thursday went well, with mainly sore arms. Marty was doing fine on Friday morning, but then came Friday night for me, & all hell broke loose. I...
  24. Thread: March Chitchat

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    March Chitchat

    It's March already, and soon it will be time to Spring Forward into Daylight Saving Time.

    You didn't really need that hour you're going to lose, right?

    And you'll get it back in the fall!

    So...
  25. Thread: COVID-19 thread

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    To me it looks like a popcorn ball studded with...

    To me it looks like a popcorn ball studded with cranberries, a sort of holiday decoration, and yet why should a holiday decoration look-alike be so deadly? Its similarity to a decoration just makes...
  26. Thread: COVID-19 thread

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    funnylegs, I hope your coworker will recover...

    funnylegs, I hope your coworker will recover soon. I understand that one big concern about COVID-19 is that it sometimes has severe lingering effects, and they're probably not sure how long those...
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    In this state and in WA state too, state photo...

    In this state and in WA state too, state photo IDs are required for everyone who doesn't have a driver's license. The state takes the photos. Mine was issued in 2010 and expires in 2026, and so it...
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    This is from Tom Cat (yesterday). He seems to...

    This is from Tom Cat (yesterday). He seems to live among quite a few deer.


    Deer on the back yard this morning, looking for yesterday's corn. Need to put more out at night. They've been coming...
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    I'm so glad you've had the vaccines, Virginia,...

    I'm so glad you've had the vaccines, Virginia, without any bad times as a result.

    So they're checking on people's ages? I'm glad to hear that. Probably the people who lied about their age to get...
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    Home health caregiver would be ideal--I agree,...

    Home health caregiver would be ideal--I agree, Rose.

    I'm thinking of giving United Health Care a call. For years they've been calling me and sending me leaflets about a program where a doctor or...
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    Rose, there's also the exciting fact that one of...

    Rose, there's also the exciting fact that one of the MS board members recently landed on Mars. It doesn't happen every day.
  32. The woman is described as being a "'vulnerable'...

    The woman is described as being a "'vulnerable' adult, who could become confused in unfamiliar places," which is precisely why the assistance was requested for her, I'd guess. I don't think most...
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    It's so helpful to know how the vaccine went and...

    It's so helpful to know how the vaccine went and how it affected you, Virginia. I'm glad that the side effects were bearable. It must be good to know that you have that out of the way.
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    I've been at my local COVID vaccine Website a few...

    I've been at my local COVID vaccine Website a few times and each time it puts me through a series of questions, including one about age. I'm eligible for a vaccine but there are no appointments...
  35. Stories like this one show why travel is such a challenge....

    This is a sad story but made me more aware than ever of just how much of a challenge any kind of travel can be. My experience with asking for those assistants at airports hasn't always been good but...
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    stillstANNding, William looked fine and is...

    stillstANNding, William looked fine and is talking nonstop now. He's having a pretty good time chattering away though he's a bit the worse for wear after so many chilly nights with poor sleep. I'm...
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    Rose, I think it's testing that determines...

    Rose, I think it's testing that determines whether a person has COVID-19 or the plain old flu. Some of the symptoms can be different too but not so very different--more breathing problems with COVID,...
  38. While we're waiting for Brian's first-hand...

    While we're waiting for Brian's first-hand account, there's this. I'd be interested in knowing what is in that hole on Mars but that wasn't disclosed.
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    Good luck with it! It seems to have very minimal...

    Good luck with it! It seems to have very minimal possible side effects and sounds painless.
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    You've had quite a day, Virginia, and just going...

    You've had quite a day, Virginia, and just going places takes energy.

    Yesterday I saw my son and grandson on FaceTime and had a better look at the front and back yards. I was appalled. The earlier...
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    Virginia, good luck with the vaccine tomorrow. I...

    Virginia, good luck with the vaccine tomorrow. I hope there won't be long waits.
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    They come in a variety of sizes according to the...

    They come in a variety of sizes according to the amount of space you want to humidify, I'm pretty sure.
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    Virginia, did we discuss humidifiers a while...

    Virginia, did we discuss humidifiers a while back?

    I may be repeating myself here but I'm so very happy with my little humidifier that I just have to sing its praises. I use it at night in my...
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    Time has passed when I wasn't looking. Tom Cat...

    Time has passed when I wasn't looking. Tom Cat posted this on Thursday. I had congratulated him on mastering the art of chopsticks:
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    Some more recent data about PML cases in MS...

    Some more recent data about PML cases in MS patients taking Tysabri--From Multiple Sclerosis News Today (February 19, 2021)--"Drop in PML with Tysabri Use in Sweden Likely Due to Risk Management...
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    I think I saw that story about the 111-year-old...

    I think I saw that story about the 111-year-old woman:

    https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/02/20/111-year-old-woman-coronavirus-vaccine-tuchman-ac360-vpx.cnn

    She certainly looks chipper at...
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    Please don't tell me Sunshine has signed up for...

    Please don't tell me Sunshine has signed up for one of those trips to Mars!

    I have a list of candidates for permanent settlement there and she's definitely not on that list.
  48. Please say Hi to them. *womanwave

    Please say Hi to them. *womanwave
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    Thongs--that sounds like the Pacific Islands,...

    Thongs--that sounds like the Pacific Islands, Hawaii, one of those places where people don't want to be overdressed.

    Virginia, I'm doing a happy dance because this afternoon my son's household had...
  50. Supposedly there's water on Mars, and they're...

    Supposedly there's water on Mars, and they're looking for signs of life.

    Maybe Brian will bring back some Martian fish and post photos....
  51. Looks as if he landed. (Watching this on TV.)

    Looks as if he landed. (Watching this on TV.)
  52. We all know where Brian is today.:onthego:

    We all know where Brian is today.:onthego:
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    I enjoy bagpipes too though I doubt that I could...

    I enjoy bagpipes too though I doubt that I could sit through a bagpipe concert.

    Rose, when I was a kid I played a shepherd's pipe. A friend made them (bamboo). Many years later I dabbled in...
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    From Tom Cat today:
    Ah! Still -10F this morning, but expecting it to hit 20 or so by early afternoon. I'm looking forward to the warm weather, but need to plow or shovel out several drain...
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    The power company is no longer estimating when my...

    The power company is no longer estimating when my son's power will be restored. The power company had been saying Thursday but now they're just not saying at all. Meanwhile, I believe they might try...
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    From Tom Cat today:

    From Tom Cat today:
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    I may be talking about computers that were around...

    I may be talking about computers that were around before you were born. For years I had second-hand computers that were already quite old, and back then you could see at least one of the fans going...
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    Sent this morning from Tom Cat:

    Sent this morning from Tom Cat:
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    I took the trash out today too, Virginia! It's an...

    I took the trash out today too, Virginia! It's an achievement because the last time I did that was several days ago. It's just been too icy.
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    An ice storm would involve strong winds that...

    An ice storm would involve strong winds that would blow branches and power lines down--particularly dangerous if the branches and power lines already have snow and ice on them. The back yard here is...
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    I think Sunshine is doing what all of us probably...

    I think Sunshine is doing what all of us probably should do if we're not already doing this--figuring out what times of day and what days she can get away with more activity and working that activity...
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    It is so very nice not to have a big clunky tower...

    It is so very nice not to have a big clunky tower to deal with (and dust). It usually had several fans in it, and they collected dust that had to be dusted by spraying compressed air on them, or...
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    Good work, Sunshine! The power must have gone...

    Good work, Sunshine!

    The power must have gone out in the night here and I didn't notice. Things needed resetting this morning. The snow is still very much here but it might start melting today. I...
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    I'm so sorry, Sunshine.

    I'm so sorry, Sunshine.
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    Virginia, you might like an all-in-one. It's what...

    Virginia, you might like an all-in-one. It's what I have. No tower any more! I couldn't believe it would work right without a tower but it has been doing just fine. There have been some bits of...
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    Yes indeed--Happy Valentine's Day! ...

    Yes indeed--Happy Valentine's Day!

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    There have been 9.8 inches of snow, a record for...

    There have been 9.8 inches of snow, a record for this date. Some people are having a pretty good time with it:
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    Exactly! A while back I realized I could easily...

    Exactly! A while back I realized I could easily change my lifelong habit of doing two loads of laundry at a time by just doing one load one day and another load another day.

    I had clung to that...
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    Supposedly we've had 8 inches of snow so far,...

    Supposedly we've had 8 inches of snow so far, with another ice storm on the way. Everything is shut down. There was mail yesterday but so far none today.

    My son and his wife and 2-year-old plus...
  70. Thread: COVID-19 thread

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    I believe it was post #24 in this thread where...

    I believe it was post #24 in this thread where Rose mentioned wondering how vaccinated people could still get COVID-19. I just ran across an example that illustrates one way:
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    Hi, alex44--I'm still hanging around the MS board...

    Hi, alex44--I'm still hanging around the MS board and so are some others of us.

    houghchrst and others, the MS board has become a place that tries to include anyone with enough interest in MS (and...
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    MS deals out smacks in the face all too often....

    MS deals out smacks in the face all too often. The trick is to pay attention to them, the way you did, Dar.

    I'm dancing to MS's tune, or at least that's the way I think of it. There might be a...
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    I was wondering about "confusion with sense of...

    I was wondering about "confusion with sense of direction." Does that mean confusing left and right? Or north/south, east/west? I've always had problems with these, long before MS.

    I wonder too if...
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    The two vaccination sites in this town have shut...

    The two vaccination sites in this town have shut down for now because of the snow.

    I'm just waiting until it becomes easier to get the vaccine. I'm hoping that it will eventually be easier....
  75. There's probably enough cake for everyone to have...

    There's probably enough cake for everyone to have a slice if Linda wants to share it. At least she won't have to blow out any candles. The candle wax drips onto the cake sometimes but if anyone...
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