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  1. Thread: July chit-chat

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    Farmers around here are having trouble finding...

    Farmers around here are having trouble finding enough crop to bring to market. This growing season is the problem. Climate change, global warming! We are having lots of trouble and, thank goodness,...
  2. Thread: July chit-chat

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    Good luck. I always do infusions at the hospital...

    Good luck. I always do infusions at the hospital because my insurances always pick up the entire tab. I even do prednisone that way.
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    We checked on her. Not on yelp but we checked.!...

    We checked on her. Not on yelp but we checked.! Thanks.
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    Yup..that’s the drop schedule he has. He is a...

    Yup..that’s the drop schedule he has. He is a tough patient with me but does call, go to, and communicate well with his doctors. He is afraid he will lose all vision in that eye permanently. A...
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    John’s cataract surgery was last Monday. It has been problematic. Within hours there was significant inflammation and pain and vision from that eye was totally blurry. All last week was a nightmare...
  6. Thread: July chit-chat

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    Wonderful program. I shared article with...

    Wonderful program. I shared article with friends/family. Thanks
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    One thing I have thought about a lot. There are...

    One thing I have thought about a lot. There are many things we do that make life more complicated/difficult for our family, friends or caregivers. In vain and stupid efforts to not use a cane or...
  8. Thread: July chit-chat

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    Hope you get relief soon....remember when we were...

    Hope you get relief soon....remember when we were younger and nothing could touch us? You must be weary of new hurdles to climb...
  9. Thread: July chit-chat

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    I am eating a lot of our own veggies....funny how...

    I am eating a lot of our own veggies....funny how when you grow them it is hard to find time to cook and eat them! I am making large dishes mixing everything in sort of stew things.....I have a...
  10. Thread: July chit-chat

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    For over 20 years I had lots of difficulties but...

    For over 20 years I had lots of difficulties but nothing that was pain that shut me down.

    Now I regularly have that MS Hug thing that is really painful. I am hoping to adjust to it and manage it...
  11. Thread: July chit-chat

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    Thanks. It is not half a day. Farmers get to...

    Thanks. It is not half a day. Farmers get to market around 6 am and leave at 1:30. I left at 12:17 because I have a spot that lets me leave the market without killing anyone! Actually the day before...
  12. Thread: July chit-chat

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    Thanks for thinking of me at the farmers’ Market....

    Thanks for thinking of me at the farmers’ Market. It really was brutal. The forecast had been for clouds early and storms late so I thought I would be ok. By 7 am the sun was fiercely shining and...
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    Thank you so much. John opted to have better...

    Thank you so much. John opted to have better distance vision and reading glasses for closeup. I keep teasing him about not recognizing me since he has not seen clearly in years.
  14. Thread: Instacart

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    Sounds great. Glad you are using it.

    Sounds great. Glad you are using it.
  15. Thread: Instacart

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    I have been using Peapod for years. It really is...

    I have been using Peapod for years. It really is fantastic. I pay $6.95 for delivery. Have never gotten a less than good item..fruit/veggies etc.i order what I want and select the day and time I want...
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    Thanks. His retina has some bumps on it (not the...

    Thanks. His retina has some bumps on it (not the word they used)...it creates wavy lines in his vision. I hope John has your result. Anything would be better.
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    John and I worked all day...fatmers’ Market...

    John and I worked all day...fatmers’ Market tomorrow which is our one day to make a week’s pay. But it is so hot and dry. Tough day.

    We are trying to get extra done because Monday John has the...
  18. Thread: Robocalls

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    Robocalls using your own number or numbers that...

    Robocalls using your own number or numbers that seem to come from your area are common now. Lots of news stories on this new method to trick us..
  19. Thread: July chit-chat

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    We are watering greenhouses more than once a day...

    We are watering greenhouses more than once a day as it is 90°. No rest for the farmers! I was out at 6 this morning getting plants ready to take to market. I have 2 specimen quality pitcher plants...
  20. Thread: Politics

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    He is imitating Putin’s type of parades. Hard to...

    He is imitating Putin’s type of parades. Hard to believe this is not a parade in Moscow instead of Washington.
  21. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    Me too. And I get 7 public television stations...

    Me too. And I get 7 public television stations 24/7. All have different programs on. In addition I get 19 other stations. I can use my iPad to get online subscription things I want. I am satisfied...
  22. Thread: July chit-chat

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    Some time ago I posted that I heard a news report...

    Some time ago I posted that I heard a news report that the best place to get hearing aids was Costco. And the price was good too. I was surprised but it seems worth checking out.
  23. Thread: July chit-chat

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    I just weeded plants in the greenhouse for 2...

    I just weeded plants in the greenhouse for 2 hours. The weeds were crowding out the plants. Two guys are outside in the heat weeding the eggplant and peppers. It is easier for me to work inside the...
  24. I am growing both ginger and red bells. It is...

    I am growing both ginger and red bells. It is neat to grow your own ginger. Makes a nice looking house plant, so does turmeric. Just buy some in a grocery store and plant in an 8” pot filled with...
  25. I like your doctor’s approach. Good luck to both...

    I like your doctor’s approach. Good luck to both of you!
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    Wonderful information. Thanks. Off to sell peas...

    Wonderful information. Thanks. Off to sell peas at the farmers market!
  27. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    In my first response to this thread I was...

    In my first response to this thread I was guessing that there was a shortage in the blood supply. There are often blood drives and constant reminders that there is a shortage in supply.
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    Wow! Hard to know what to think. I was confused...

    Wow! Hard to know what to think.
    I was confused to find that they called progressing secondary MS with no ....damn I forgot. Will go back and read again!

    Found it.
    “The FDA concluded oral...
  29. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    I am not sure where the supplies came from...I...

    I am not sure where the supplies came from...I did solumedrol infusions at home for years. I think they were connected to a hospital.
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    This article describes much of my life right now and I thought some of you guys could relate as well.
    Linda

    “For many people that live with a chronic illness like Multiple Sclerosis, everyday...
  31. The pregnancy and estrogen issue has always...

    The pregnancy and estrogen issue has always attracted my reading attention.
    I too like it when a researcher looks at a seemingly obvious situation (more MSers are women) and asks why.
  32. It is an interesting vein of investigation.

    It is an interesting vein of investigation.
  33. Why women get autoimmune diseases in greater numbers than men....from The Atlantic

    A Breakthrough in the Mystery of Why Women Get So Many Autoimmune Diseases
    Evolution might have played a trick on women’s immune systems.

    OLGA KHAZAN
    10:40 AM ET
    An illustration of a placenta...
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    I had one dangerous reaction in the 8 years I did...

    I had one dangerous reaction in the 8 years I did IVIg. My nurse had forgotten to give me any of the 3 premeds I take before the infusion. An hour into the 7 hour infusion I had trouble breathing,...
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    Thanks for the info.

    Thanks for the info.
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    That happened to me once but they found some for...

    That happened to me once but they found some for the infusion that day. I wonder if it is because of a shortage in the blood supply. It is a product made from blood from a thousand donors. (Used to...
  37. Great idea. If I see them again I will tell them...

    Great idea. If I see them again I will tell them your suggestion! It would be lovely to have a special way to celebrate each year that reminds you of how it all started.
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    Yesterday at a gloriously busy farmers’ market there was an early morning space of relative quiet. I noticed a young couple who stood out because they were handsomely dressed up. (I never understood...
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    I have MS and do not fit those criteria.

    I have MS and do not fit those criteria.
  40. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    I was outside at 6am....picking sugar snap peas...

    I was outside at 6am....picking sugar snap peas for the first time this season. Yum. One for me and one for the basket!
    John just discovered there were snow peas to pick also but I am done for the...
  41. Thread: Politics

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    I don’t think she had a prior good name. She and...

    I don’t think she had a prior good name. She and her father have followed the same philosophical path...and she will not disappear. She will run for governor of Arkansas. Trumpism lives on and on..
  42. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    Great to stand! Even for a few seconds it does...

    Great to stand! Even for a few seconds it does remind you of what you can do! Good luck Jeanie.
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    That’s why we need you so much....Catdancer!

    That’s why we need you so much....Catdancer!
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    Isn’t it amazing Virginia that suddenly you can...

    Isn’t it amazing Virginia that suddenly you can do something that was impossible the. Day before. That happens to me a lot and I am always happy when it happens. I have given up trying to figure out...
  45. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    I was thinking that the Apple iPad and Apple...

    I was thinking that the Apple iPad and Apple iPhone would work generally the same way....
    That was probably silly of me because john’s iPad works differently than mine....not a lot but just enough...
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    I think most of us on this board have a...

    I think most of us on this board have a remarkable talent for Anne’s approach. We have ways to take a break from “ dark thoughts and big worries. “ this is a big talent that keeps us from horribly...
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    Sorry you are having such a tough time. Try to...

    Sorry you are having such a tough time. Try to just describe what you are experiencing and do not interpret what you think is connected to what. Let your neurologist put the puzzle together and then...
  48. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    I know almost nothing about technology but I have...

    I know almost nothing about technology but I have an iPad and I put this page on it. All I ever do is click on this page which I put on the icon page. I have WiFi...no cellular...but no problem. On...
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    Big business growers have bred the flavor out of...

    Big business growers have bred the flavor out of the tomato in a constant effort to get long shelf life tomatoes...tomatoes that will not spoil with weeks of storing and shipping. Seek out local seed...
  50. Oh boy! It was a treat to see your name on a...

    Oh boy! It was a treat to see your name on a post. I was just thinking about you recently.
    Now I will do the homework you have given and read about your idea and experience. Interesting.
  51. In the article Agate posted it mentioned problems...

    In the article Agate posted it mentioned problems were linked to the dosage taken. 5mg used to give me 8 hours of total control. Now I use 10mg for the same affect. The maximum dosage allowed per day...
  52. Oh! Thank you for the link.

    Oh! Thank you for the link.
  53. Oxybutinin is saving my public life but...my neuro told me of this danger.

    I have had big troubles with bladder control. I took oxy for 25 years..one pill a day...and it was perfect. When things got worse I tried lots of alternatives, eventually Botox, and nothing worked....
  54. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    I had the first round of rituxan in this June...

    I had the first round of rituxan in this June course yesterday. I was full of energy last night but my neuro always reminded me that the immediate energy was probably coming from the pre med of...
  55. After my first MRI ( in 1990) with dozens of...

    After my first MRI ( in 1990) with dozens of bright shining lesions I have continued progressing. But there are rarely if ever any enhanced lesions. My neuro always told me not to make judgments of...
  56. Thread: June Chit Chat

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    I had a bad reaction to betaseron. A surgeon did...

    I had a bad reaction to betaseron. A surgeon did something to drain it even though there was nothing in it to drain. So the surgeon’s efforts turned an ugly reaction gangrenous. That put me in the...
  57. Thanks for the good wishes! As my sister wrote “...

    Thanks for the good wishes! As my sister wrote “ 51 years is a long time”. Funny, but it does not seem long...feels like it was just yesterday! John and I did separate farmers markets yesterday but...
  58. Thread: June Chit-Chat

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    June Chit-Chat

    I am leaving for farmers’ market and am up early today so I started this thread. Today is our 51st wedding Anniversary...
    Hard to believe!
  59. Thread: Peg

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    Oh, there is a huge hole in the world. Peg...

    Oh, there is a huge hole in the world. Peg touched so many of us that her death leaves us all huddled together in that hole.
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    Oh yes....all this praise. Is an understatement....

    Oh yes....all this praise. Is an understatement. We owe you so much for helping keep this home going.
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    Yes..yes..yes!

    Yes..yes..yes!
  62. Interesting.

    Interesting.
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    I have been a vegetarian for 51 years. So I do...

    I have been a vegetarian for 51 years. So I do not eat many processed foods and might be close to the diet you try. It will be interesting to see what you experience.

    As we all are I am weary of...
  64. Thanks. Interesting and useful.

    Thanks. Interesting and useful.
  65. Thread: Phones

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    Virginia, Yes.phones are new.. John and I...

    Virginia,
    Yes.phones are new..

    John and I have consumer cellular phones. Unlimited calling. I have texting on mine....anyway, we use them all day long. I use the alarm on mine to remind me what...
  66. Thread: Phones

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    I use a flip phone from consumer cellular. But I...

    I use a flip phone from consumer cellular. But I need to switch to smart phone also. No contracts. Good prices. Go to their website. I just looked. Apple iPhones for $400.00 and another for $500.00....
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    SuzE-Q... I love you for giving us this gift...

    SuzE-Q...
    I love you for giving us this gift article.
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    Just what I was thinking about the...

    Just what I was thinking about the dizziness/allergy connection.....if I have congestion I take a swig od DayQuil...and I clear almost instantly. Unlike its partner NYQuil...it does not make us...
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    I know it is frustrating. I do not have kindle...

    I know it is frustrating. I do not have kindle but do have Amazon Prime. I just wanted to say that sometimes I have trouble remembering where I found the one darn right spot where I can click and...
  70. Thread: Speech

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    When I am at farmers market and trying to explain...

    When I am at farmers market and trying to explain something complicated to a customer I often make a small joke of it by saying that my eyes are so I can think more clearly. I often say something...
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    Thanks Agate. You are exactly right...it was...

    Thanks Agate. You are exactly right...it was sudden, abrupt and cold. I will take a ride there to locate the parking and where it is within the hospital campus.it will be a whole new set of nurses....
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    Thanks Virginia.

    Thanks Virginia.
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    I have been doing infusions at a cancer center...

    I have been doing infusions at a cancer center for 20 years. It is 20 minutes from my home. All my medical connections are connected to the same area so it is a blessing.

    Yesterday I got a phone...
  74. My nephew, who is an MD posted this on Facebook....

    My nephew, who is an MD posted this on Facebook. It does ring true.
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    This post is great. Thank you. Airplanes...

    This post is great. Thank you.

    Airplanes flying above
    All that pollution must be
    Killing fields and fowl.
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