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    So very, very sorry to read this news Rose. I...

    So very, very sorry to read this news Rose. I visit BT semi regularly to see how Jim is doing and I am so, so sorry to read this update. Sending you all my love and strength in this time. As many...
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    You are unbelievably strong, Rose. I am just in...

    You are unbelievably strong, Rose. I am just in awe reading your updates. I have no words of wisdom but just wanted to say that I am keeping you and Jim close in my thoughts and sending lots of love.
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    Donna just messaged me to let me know. I am so...

    Donna just messaged me to let me know.

    I am so very sorry for your loss Rose.

    Jonathan and your and Jims love for him has touched people around the world. Sending you love and strength during...
  4. Thread: Jim's Update

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    Rose, thinking of you, Jim and Jon lots and...

    Rose, thinking of you, Jim and Jon lots and sending heaps of love. Dont log in often but check regularly. Xox
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    Hugs and thoughts to you, Jim and Jon. What...

    Hugs and thoughts to you, Jim and Jon. What horrible news to start off 2017. I hope the biopsy goes smoothly and you are able to get some answers. You and Jon sound very lucky to have Jim, and I'm...
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    Hi Rose, Thanks so much for your thoughts. Im...

    Hi Rose,
    Thanks so much for your thoughts. Im sorry I haven't checked in for so long. As Donna said, all was fine, just scary. Biggest earthquake I have felt and honestly thought the building was...
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    There was a protest about Me Before You in my...

    There was a protest about Me Before You in my city last night. I didn't go, partly cos I have to be a bit careful working in the public service and getting involved in such things. But local media...
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    Probably the most exciting thing that's happened...

    Probably the most exciting thing that's happened in the last month is that I've been on national TV highlighting accessibility issues around the city in which I live. That caused somewhat of a stir....
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    Hi all, been awhile since i posted but i read...

    Hi all,

    been awhile since i posted but i read quite regularly.

    i've mostly just been working. still enjoying my job. as of a week ago I've been in it for 6 months! feels like a lot longer in...
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    Hope Jon gets some sleep soon! Probably one of...

    Hope Jon gets some sleep soon!

    Probably one of the most significant events in my life taking place this week (there's been a few this year!) - I get admitted to the bar as a barrister and...
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    Interesting ethical challenges indeed! Thanks for...

    Interesting ethical challenges indeed! Thanks for sharing Donna, and hugs to that mama.

    I co-wrote one with a national service agency here: http://includingallpeople.org.nz/?p=1275
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    I was on the bus on the way to my work's office...

    I was on the bus on the way to my work's office from the airport, having just flown in to attend World Disability Day celebrations (it was already 3 December here). I felt ill.

    My boss, the NZ...
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    Two weeks into my new job. Great so far. I think...

    Two weeks into my new job. Great so far. I think the work will be rewarding. Colleagues great - feel very welcome. I live close enough to work that I can 'walk' there in 20-25 mins. New city is...
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    See October thread.. posted inwrong one.

    See October thread.. posted inwrong one.
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    Good luck with the surgery, Mary Grace! Glad...

    Good luck with the surgery, Mary Grace!

    Glad Nick had a happy birthday, Donna!

    Funnylegs - book looks interesting. Thanks for the recommendation!

    Rose, I was following your last thread but...
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    I GOT THE JOB! I found out this morning. I start...

    I GOT THE JOB! I found out this morning. I start in a month. This day has been a blur and it's still sinking in, but I'm over the moon!
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    Thanks for your nice feedback on the article and...

    Thanks for your nice feedback on the article and your best wishes for the job! I just thought I'd let you all know I'm still in the running for it! They have started checking references so I know I...
  18. Thread: To ER Tomorrow

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    Good luck Rose. I am thinking of you, Jim and Jon...

    Good luck Rose. I am thinking of you, Jim and Jon and sending heaps of love. xox
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    I've been following your Facebook posts, Lisa. I...

    I've been following your Facebook posts, Lisa. I was so disappointed to hear Caitlin was back in hospital but I'm really glad the blood clot is gone now. Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery from...
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    Haha, loved your NZ comment. Sounds like you did...

    Haha, loved your NZ comment. Sounds like you did celebrate the 4th of July in NZ time! Of course, it's not something we celebrate here but happy 4th to all who do and Happy belated Canada Day as...
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    Hi all! Good to read what you have all been up...

    Hi all! Good to read what you have all been up to. Sounds pretty busy!!! Quick update from me... just finished my second week of full-time work! Exhausted! But enjoying it a lot. I have taken over a...
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    Hi all Been awhile so I thought I'd pop in!...

    Hi all

    Been awhile so I thought I'd pop in! Happy Mother's Day to you all.

    My poor mum is having a rough time at the moment. About 3 weeks ago, she fell when trying to reach something in the...
  23. Hi again everyone Thank you for your...

    Hi again everyone

    Thank you for your well-wishes! Graduation is now just 3 weeks away. My parents are coming over. Very much looking forward to it! First time they will have been back to my city...
  24. In which I realise the magnitude of the week that's been

    Hi everyone

    Those who have me on Facebook will know what this is about but I just wanted to share with those who don't.

    On Thursday, I found out I achieved my law degree with FIRST CLASS...
  25. Hey! Thanks Lisa and Rose. Just to update you...

    Hey! Thanks Lisa and Rose. Just to update you all, it was shingles but didn't spread any further and I didn't end up on any anti-virals. It has mostly cleared up now and I'm not experiencing any pain...
  26. Thanks Rose and Tamie! I agree about the...

    Thanks Rose and Tamie! I agree about the anti-virals. I don't really want to take any medication unless I have to. It was quite achey when I went to bed last night but it was ok this morning and it...
  27. Anyone here had shingles? (happy birthday to me)

    Hi everyone!

    Wish I was asking a happier question, especially on my birthday. 23 today! This is the second year I have spent it away from my family and it's always a bit bittersweet but the day...
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    Hi everyone Nice to read updates from you all....

    Hi everyone

    Nice to read updates from you all. I'm so excited to read that Tyler is trailing cannabis oil! I really hope it helps him!

    Rose, reading your post about the dramas you have been...
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    Happy (late) new year, my friends! I just...

    Happy (late) new year, my friends! I just returned from Australia and have been straight back into it with work this morning!! Having James over meant we had a couple of weeks of some wonderful food,...
  30. Thanks Donna! Hugs and Christmas wishes...

    Thanks Donna! Hugs and Christmas wishes returned!!! I fly to Sydney on Boxing Day to meet James who is flying from NZ. We have secured an (accessible!) house right near the beach and have heaps of...
  31. Thanks Donna and Rose! It is definitely a good...

    Thanks Donna and Rose! It is definitely a good feeling to be done. I will officially graduate in April! It has been great to share my journey through this phase with all of you. Thanks ever so much...
  32. Thank you everyone for your continued...

    Thank you everyone for your continued encouragement and advice!!!

    The day on Monday went okay, I thought. There were 36 candidates interviewed (160 applied) and we were divided into 3 groups of...
  33. Thanks for your well-wishes everyone! I really...

    Thanks for your well-wishes everyone! I really appreciate it.

    I've been reflecting of the past few days and I'm not really sure this is the right role for me. For one, it seems a lot more...
  34. latest exciting news - graduate job interview!

    Hi everyone

    Thought I'd share some exciting news with you! Just over a week ago now, I met with my Honours supervisor to go over my draft. Contrary to my expectations, she didn't have too much for...
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    Happy Thanksgiving to you and all other American...

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and all other American BTers, Rose! Although not officially thanksgiving here, it is always good to count one's blessings:

    - Thankful for my health and not having to be...
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    Good news about the wheelchair! Not so great...

    Good news about the wheelchair! Not so great about the lawyer! I'm sorry he's not helpful... when I hear about lousy lawyers, it really motivates me to be a good one. I hope Brian can get a more...
  37. Thread: Thyroid update

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    Thanks for all the well-wishes and words of...

    Thanks for all the well-wishes and words of encouragement! I have my chair back now and it's running a lot better. The guy really worked hard to get it back to me before the weekend. I'm really...
  38. Thread: Thyroid update

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    Thyroid update

    Hey everyone

    I posted a while back about the radioactive iodine treatment I had to cure my hyperthyroidism.

    Well, it appears to have done its job. Went to doctor today and thyroid levels are...
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    Hey, thanks Donna! Still a long way off...

    Hey, thanks Donna! Still a long way off graduating with Honours. I have to write my dissertation still. But a part of it is that I have to maintain a certain GPA and if I did badly in this one paper,...
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    Hi Donna, Mary Grace and Rose. I wanted to say...

    Hi Donna, Mary Grace and Rose.

    I wanted to say THANK YOU very much for your lovely, supportive, reassuring replies! I am really lucky to have Braintalk to support me through the uncertain times in...
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    Thanks Rose for your well-wishes and Donna for...

    Thanks Rose for your well-wishes and Donna for checking in!

    No known side effects as such, but I have noticed random bouts of intense anxiety which upon Googling appears to be common given that...
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    Just thought I'd give you all a quick update as I...

    Just thought I'd give you all a quick update as I had the radioactive iodine this morning!

    The appt was stress-free and the hospital was even running early so actually got out only 15 mins after...
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    Thanks for your well wishes! It's interesting how...

    Thanks for your well wishes! It's interesting how many people experience thyroid issues!

    Tamie - I can identify with those symptoms and the pills. Sometimes when the palpitations have been really...
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    Hopefiully finally getting my thyroid sorted!

    Hi everyone

    Just thought I'd give you an update about a part of my health which has given me much more grief than CP has. About 4 years ago, I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism due to Graves'...
  45. Saw Boyhood today with James. Fantastic movie. :)...

    Saw Boyhood today with James. Fantastic movie. :) Made me reflect on life for sure!!! I sent off my job application yesterday. Received an email back saying they'll contact me if I'm shortlisted. My...
  46. Thread: August update!

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    Really sorry to hear about all that has happened....

    Really sorry to hear about all that has happened. I hope you are able to catch a break soon and that Brian is able to get on a better path, without any severe consequences for you and the kids!
  47. Lovely post, Donna! Sounds like a must-see film!...

    Lovely post, Donna! Sounds like a must-see film! I enjoyed your old family pics at the end too. :) I also have been feeling quite wistful as I get ready to leave university and transition into...
  48. Thread: Update

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    Just popping in to say that I saw Bruno this year...

    Just popping in to say that I saw Bruno this year too - back in March! He is really a fantastic performer! I love the pics and hope all your appointments go well!
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    Hi Donna! Nice to hear from you. I saw the photo...

    Hi Donna! Nice to hear from you. I saw the photo of Nick voting on FB - good on him! We are in the midst of an election year here. I believe it is important to vote but I am so disillusioned by...
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    Sorry to hear about the earthquake! As you may...

    Sorry to hear about the earthquake! As you may know the city I live in experienced two major ones 3-4 years ago and it is still rebuilding and will be for the next 20 years or so. 185 people died in...
  51. Thread: March Chat

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    Hiya! Definitely going into autumn here. The...

    Hiya!

    Definitely going into autumn here. The temperatures have dropped already and the gale force winds and rain is on its way. :( I really dislike rain! Always get worried I'm going to get stuck...
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    A couple of pics and some EXCITING news!

    Hi everyone

    First, thanks for all the well wishes for my new job!

    Second, I went to Queenstown for my (22nd) birthday last week and I thought I'd show you some pictures of how beautiful it is....
  53. Thread: I got the job!

    by CPchick
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    I got the job!

    I mentioned in another topic that I was applying for a law tutoring position.

    Today, I had the interview AND within an hour, found out I got the job!

    This was my first 'official' job interview...
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    Thanks Rose and Mary Grace for your supportive...

    Thanks Rose and Mary Grace for your supportive words! The visit to the welfare office was far less painful than I expected. I just gave the lady my tenancy agreement and she told me how much extra I...
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    Hi! Nice to read your news and glad everything...

    Hi! Nice to read your news and glad everything went well with the social worker. Would be great to have your sister as a respite worker. When I had support hours to help me do my washing etc, I...
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    Cutting the number of forums may help a bit but...

    Cutting the number of forums may help a bit but to be honest, the popularity of forums has waned as social media has taken over and you can't do anything about that if you want to keep the same...
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    Merry Christmas! Spent the day with family in...

    Merry Christmas!

    Spent the day with family in Melbourne and had some family friends over for lunch who have also moved from New Zealand recently. It was nice but sometimes I wish we lived closer...
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    Hey! Happy late Thanksgiving to you all! I...

    Hey! Happy late Thanksgiving to you all! I experienced my first Thankgsiving meal on Saturday night. A youth leadership organisation I'm involved in was having a fundraiser and since the president is...
  59. Thread: Hashimoso's

    by CPchick
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    I have Grave's disease which is also a...

    I have Grave's disease which is also a hyperthyroid autoimmune disease but I think it's a little different from Hatishimos. In my case, I take medication and have blood tests every six months to...
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    yeah I've found out this year that the further...

    yeah I've found out this year that the further you progress through law school, the more insane her workload gets. I am doing my degree with honours which means I have to do two dissertations over...
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    Congrats to her! I just finished my final exam...

    Congrats to her! I just finished my final exam for my fourth year of study yesterday. One more year of law school and hopefully I will be in her position soon. :)
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    cheers Donna! very nice of you. great interview...

    cheers Donna! very nice of you. great interview as well!
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    true... power is very important! after the major...

    true... power is very important! after the major earthquakes we have had here, I often worry that should another one happen, I won't be able to charge my chair if the power goes out. thankfully my...
  64. I already commented on your status but I'll...

    I already commented on your status but I'll replicate it here for those not on FB :)

    "paid caregivers sure can become an integral part of one's life. I used to have a lady come over and do leg...
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    funnily enough, I feel that way when I get asked...

    funnily enough, I feel that way when I get asked questions about my mum these days. I'm sure my parents have felt the same when being asked questions about their kids, but now I know what it feels...
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    your 'staycation' sounds pretty good! sounds like...

    your 'staycation' sounds pretty good! sounds like you are very organised school-wise! bet you can't wait for the peace and quiet, lol.

    nothing exciting going on with me. I just have a lot of work...
  67. Thread: Forever Young

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    This makes me feel so sad but so lucky at the...

    This makes me feel so sad but so lucky at the same time. I know I used to come on BT a lot and complain about things going on in my life, which is what I needed to do at the time, but looking back, I...
  68. search ebay/craigslist. you'd be surprised what...

    search ebay/craigslist. you'd be surprised what you'll find on there! I got my first power chair on the NZ equivalent of ebay and it's still a very good back-up chair. my mum has a very similar...
  69. meanwhile in the southern hemisphere, we're all...

    meanwhile in the southern hemisphere, we're all getting chilly! this has been one of the coldest, wetest winters on record. brrrr. can't wait for it to warm up a bit!

    enjoyed your post! 'hanging...
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    Ah dear Rose, please don't take me so seriously...

    Ah dear Rose, please don't take me so seriously next time! My tongue in cheek comments aren't worth it! But you make some valid points, and I am working very hard. :)
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    I know it's unethical and all but I just find it...

    I know it's unethical and all but I just find it too innovative and unreal to really get worked up about it, lol. I was the one who made the "new career path for me.... why am I doing a law degree?!"...
  72. Hi Rose and Donna Thank you both for your kind...

    Hi Rose and Donna

    Thank you both for your kind comments about my post! You're right that my mum has pushed me to achieve and that her love and support has enabled me to get to where I am. I can...
  73. great post! I enjoyed reading about your mum very...

    great post! I enjoyed reading about your mum very much. sounds like she is a great lady in many ways and that you are lucky to have her.

    here's one I wrote a few weeks ago about mine; specifcally...
  74. thanks for the tips! I will have to try this out....

    thanks for the tips! I will have to try this out. law school and university in general is also doing my head in at the moment. this year has been more stressful than others because there is so much...
  75. it's been lovely to see Gavin's legacy honoured...

    it's been lovely to see Gavin's legacy honoured all over the internet! his parents are so brave indeed.

    in relation to Briantalk and CN, I just took a look at the archive and read through some of...
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