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    I believe there are professionals who can patch...

    I believe there are professionals who can patch carpeting? They may charge exorbitantly but it would be cheaper than new carpeting.

    I'm assuming you've tried pouring nail-polish remover on it?...
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    Rose, I posted about the photos in the Tom Cat...

    Rose, I posted about the photos in the Tom Cat thread but I'll add that I'm going to ask Ralph about them. I'd like to do that in a way where he wouldn't feel obligated to find a way to replace them,...
  3. I recall some very extensive discussions on this...

    I recall some very extensive discussions on this matter some time ago. There were those here who thought that "immunomodulation" was really just another name for "immunosuppression," and then there...
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    Thank you for looking, Rose. I'm not finding any...

    Thank you for looking, Rose. I'm not finding any photos now either except for the one you mentioned.

    I went to the Facebook Messenger conversations with Ralph, which is where I got the photos...
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    Linda, do you find you have more energy on these...

    Linda, do you find you have more energy on these cold fall days? I know I do--as long as it doesn't get too cold. I was out sweeping the patio today when it was 48' out there and felt as if I'd been...
  6. The MS Society sent me a very nice reply: ...

    The MS Society sent me a very nice reply:



    I believe she's saying that the article in the MS Journal that is discussed in this thread has been reviewed and found to contain reliable...
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    Thank you for starting this thread for December,...

    Thank you for starting this thread for December, Sunshine!

    I've been finding that I get less arm and shoulder stiffness if I can keep remembering to stop what I'm doing and move around. If I've...
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    December 2020 chitchat

    Here we are at the last month in this very unusual year. 2020 probably isn't going to be anyone's favorite year.

    What have you been doing? Your news is always welcome here.

    A question came up...
  9. Dar, the trial I mentioned in post #9 is probably...

    Dar, the trial I mentioned in post #9 is probably known as the Oxford trial. This is from the e-mail I received that led me to the link I posted, and it does sound like the study you were following:
  10. Thread: November, 2020

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    Rose, I can't find the conversation just now but...

    Rose, I can't find the conversation just now but we had a discussion here a while ago, and I recall that you said you often had to spend an hour or so all too often just restarting and shutting down...
  11. I sent a message to my neuro about her opinion of...

    I sent a message to my neuro about her opinion of this information about whether Copaxone (for instance) might help to prevent COVID-19 (or mitigate its symptoms). This is the reply she sent:


    ...
  12. Just so everyone here can see that the medical...

    Just so everyone here can see that the medical world is trying hard for a vaccine, here is a notice about how OHSU (Oregon Health Sciences University) here in town is looking for 30,000 volunteers...
  13. Thread: November, 2020

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    I have an excuse for not being here earlier. This...

    I have an excuse for not being here earlier. This was one of the days when the Internet wasn't there for me until I'd spent about an hour tinkering--restarting, shutting down, etc.

    Audible is...
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    Thanks for the alert, Parsi. I'm not seeing the...

    Thanks for the alert, Parsi. I'm not seeing the photos either from August on back to the start of the thread. I wonder if the thread has become too long? Maybe only so many images can appear in a...
  15. Next thing you know, I'll be hanging out a...

    Next thing you know, I'll be hanging out a shingle advertising myself as an expert on something. Or on everything!

    I'm contacting the MS Society by e-mail and asking how trustworthy the evidence...
  16. I think that the interferon-ϐ they're talking...

    I think that the interferon-ϐ they're talking about is all of the interferon drugs used for MS--Avonex, Rebif, Betaseron. Avonex and Rebif are interferon-ϐ-1a and Betaseron is interferon-ϐ-1b.
  17. I'm tempted not to trust evidence that comes from...

    I'm tempted not to trust evidence that comes from medical researchers with ties to drug companies. But the problem with that is that so many of them have such ties--the vast majority of those who...
  18. (Multiple Sclerosis Journal) COVID-19 in patients with MS on DMTs

    The Multiple Sclerosis Journal isn't nearly as well known as some medical journals, and may not be regarded as a very reliable source of information but it's been around for quite a while. Also, a...
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    I like this bird better than peacocks. Peacocks...

    I like this bird better than peacocks. Peacocks always look as if they're about to topple over with the weight of those tails when they're fanning them out. T
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    What a shame that you've been sick, Virginia! I...

    What a shame that you've been sick, Virginia! I noticed that you haven't been here for quite a while but was hoping you were just busy.

    Maybe you can store the food in your fridge or freezer and...
  21. Thread: November, 2020

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    Welp, this isn't a good time for hens because a...

    Welp, this isn't a good time for hens because a different kind of poultry is being featured but Howie and Virginia and others are being very quiet.

    I hope they're just busy making turkey...
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    Step counts: 11/20 - 1275 steps 11/21 - no...

    Step counts:
    11/20 - 1275 steps
    11/21 - no data; pedometers in bad mood
    11/22 - 1785 steps
    11/23 - 1024 "
    11/24 - 1726 "
    11/25 - 1085 "
    11/26 - no data; pesky pedometers
    11/27 - 1398 ...
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    I'm not sure why that happens sometimes. I've had...

    I'm not sure why that happens sometimes. I've had images fail to show up but if they're going to fail, they fail right away. Then every once in a while I post an image that looks as if it's staying...
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    Glad it went well, funnylegs! And it was nice of...

    Glad it went well, funnylegs! And it was nice of you to check in with us here.

    I should apologize for my post #4 in this thread. I had an image on there but some time since I put it there, it...
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    Message from TomCat (today):

    Message from TomCat (today):
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    Rose, I sent Ralph Thanksgiving wishes from the...

    Rose, I sent Ralph Thanksgiving wishes from the people here. I hope that he and all of the families of the people we've lost are doing all right: Vicky's husband, Sally's family, Peg's husband Farmer...
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    Wow, Rose--that is quite a magnificent tree! It...

    Wow, Rose--that is quite a magnificent tree! It is so convoluted and complex that I don't know how a person even figures out which branch is coming from which part. Hard to imagine that it's even...
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    Rose, does your eucalyptus tree look like this? ...

    Rose, does your eucalyptus tree look like this?

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/eucalyptus-400x533.jpg

    I hope it hangs onto its branches and won't drop them.

    For...
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    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JtlHlj6YUL...

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JtlHlj6YULSX7il4gaWqPWCV0npRGnAhhCQnc3hDzBgttU-B_qoXFhEO4y0dRBbjXb4FFnFOzaoJnRx7FI73kajbsw1VymXL0Bu-5Pwf4oH0TGcJgosOsoMxbUIiTYAy1wD3FfXe_0PZ5GDa5dgQYc-Au8E5cZ-5...
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    I'll be seeing my grandson, son and...

    I'll be seeing my grandson, son and daughter-in-law using FaceTime in the morning. FaceTime is a great way to look in on them and see how they're doing.

    I'll be enjoying the beautiful poinsettia...
  31. Thread: House calls?

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    The one doctor in our town when I was a kid...

    The one doctor in our town when I was a kid definitely made house calls. He had been an old-fashioned country doctor. He was getting along in years when I knew him, and he could recall going by horse...
  32. Thread: House calls?

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    House calls?

    United Health Care has just sent me an announcement, letting me know that I have access to "an urgent care alternative" called DispatchHealth. It will send a doctor or nurse practitioner "as well as...
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    This Wikipedia article notes the similarity to...

    This Wikipedia article notes the similarity to the peacock too:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocellated_turkey

    Seems these birds have to be on the lookout for jaguars.

    Somehow there's always...
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    Those smaller pharmacies that aren't part of big...

    Those smaller pharmacies that aren't part of big chains are really hard to find, at least out here.

    I agree about mailing rx's. I tried that some time ago, and sometimes the pills would arrive...
  35. Thread: November, 2020

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    I think you'll be glad you made this choice. I...

    I think you'll be glad you made this choice. I find cooking so tiring that I'm too tired to eat the food after I've cooked it. This way you can enjoy it.
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    Something for the season

    According to the Audubon Society, this ocellated turkey is the only other type of turkey there is. Unlike our wild turkey, it is seen only in parts of Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala.
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    Ways of getting rx's

    I see that Amazon is now offering pharmacy delivery. Is anyone trying it?

    From the Website it looks as if Amazon Prime members get free delivery in 2 days. Apparently those without Amazon Prime...
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    Virginia, when you say it's flexible, would that...

    Virginia, when you say it's flexible, would that mean that it tends to wobble?

    I've noticed in the last year or so that my left leg feels "wobbly." I don't know if that's the right word. It's as...
  39. Thread: November, 2020

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    It's a Hamilton Beach but knife-sharpening is the...

    It's a Hamilton Beach but knife-sharpening is the only thing it does besides open cans. I have my doubts about gadgets that claim to do several things. Even phones that take pictures and have...
  40. Thread: November, 2020

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    Could you get a knife sharpener, Virginia? Peter...

    Could you get a knife sharpener, Virginia? Peter might not be bringing one.

    Seriously, I have an electric can opener that came with a built-in knife sharpener. Before that I'd always used a...
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    Another thought, Sunshine, even though I don't...

    Another thought, Sunshine, even though I don't know cars. Sometimes manuals are much harder to understand than they need to be. When I can't figure out a manual, I find an 800 number for the...
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    Find the cat: ...

    Find the cat:

    https://i.postimg.cc/jj5ZpMmx/147-F7426-0704-488-A-BE97-BE1909617-D7-D.jpg
  43. Thread: November, 2020

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    Masks are still required in this building. I wear...

    Masks are still required in this building. I wear mine whenever I'm out of the apartment or if someone comes to the door.

    I don't know if I'll be eager to get that COVID-19 vaccine either. You...
  44. Peace and chocolate. Sounds OK by me.

    Peace and chocolate. Sounds OK by me.
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    Research study opportunity

    Some may be interested in signing up for this research study. You'd get a $25 gift card after completing the study. One of the two principal investigators is Dr. Robert Motl, whose name often...
  46. The quotation from Matthew is one my mother used...

    The quotation from Matthew is one my mother used on me too, Virginia and Dar, except that it was from a different translation:

    "Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof."
  47. Thread: November, 2020

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    It looks to me as if there's some COVID...

    It looks to me as if there's some COVID notification available throughout MA:

    https://www.mass.gov/sign-up-for-covid-19-text-message-alerts-from-the-commonwealth-of-massachusetts
  48. Thread: November, 2020

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    I know I sound like a fossil, always harking back...

    I know I sound like a fossil, always harking back to earlier times, but I'm finding the devices that make noises at you annoying. People's cellphones are always ringing when you're in the midst of a...
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    Tom Cat was talking about the Norwegian...

    Tom Cat was talking about the Norwegian flatbread, lefse, in his thread. I found a recipe for it, and it doesn't have to be made with King Arthur flour, of course. Any all-purpose unbleached flour...
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    Reply from TomCat:

    Reply from TomCat:
  51. Thread: November, 2020

    by agate
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    I suspect somebody's car alarm. Those things seem...

    I suspect somebody's car alarm. Those things seem to go off at odd times and then they keep going.
  52. Thread: November, 2020

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    Howie, maybe a neighbor has some new gadget that...

    Howie, maybe a neighbor has some new gadget that makes noise? Some people have annoying car alarms.

    If that had happened to me, I wouldn't be hoping to hear it again. I'd be uneasy about hearing...
  53. Is this a reference to Sam's teeth? She still has...

    Is this a reference to Sam's teeth? She still has them? You haven't pulled them?

    Maybe those who haven't been here very much don't realize that this place has an on-site dentist named Howie.
    ...
  54. I did say sponge. Sorry to have disturbed you,...

    I did say sponge. Sorry to have disturbed you, Spongie.
  55. Welcome back to Parsi and any others dropping by here

    Just a few words for Parsi and others who drop in now and then:

    Please don't be concerned if you don't think you have anything meaningful to say. Some of us are checking in here, keeping the place...
  56. Thread: November, 2020

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    Here you go, Rose. This seems to be exactly the...

    Here you go, Rose. This seems to be exactly the same thing the insurance people sent to me. It's not clear how much of it is covered by insurance.
    ...
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    From TomCat (yesterday): Well, Rose, for...

    From TomCat (yesterday):

    Well, Rose, for breakfast with Marty we usually have pancakes or waffles. He makes the pancakes, & I bring over a thermos of coffee. Frequently I bring cut up apples &...
  58. Isn't that just ducky? "Unintended, off-target...

    Isn't that just ducky? "Unintended, off-target effects," eh?
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    TomCat replying to Virginia and others: Yes,...

    TomCat replying to Virginia and others:


    Yes, Virginia, it looks like this is going to be a long isolated winter. I look forward to seeing a vaccine coming out for the general public, by the...
  60. Thread: November, 2020

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    Just to let people know: There may be a new...

    Just to let people know: There may be a new member here one of these days. A Facebook friend who was a member here many years ago recently posted on FB that she wished she knew of a forum where...
  61. Thread: November, 2020

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    "Experts" are advising people to throw any...

    "Experts" are advising people to throw any mercury thermometers away but I'm clinging to mine. The mercury is dangerous but how often do we break thermometers and come in actual contact with the...
  62. That must have been a very traumatic experience...

    That must have been a very traumatic experience when you were in the car with your father when there was an accident. I think any car accident must be particularly hard for kids, but much harder...
  63. Thread: November, 2020

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    The WellAtHome kit was sent out to anyone on...

    The WellAtHome kit was sent out to anyone on United Health Care who requested it in response to a notice that was sent out. Other insurance companies may be doing something similar. I saw a huge...
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    Rose, I checked with the person I got this from,...

    Rose, I checked with the person I got this from, and she says that it's the eye difference that is the "right" answer but I'm pretty sure there are several right answers.

    Interesting that chickens...
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    Linda, I tried posting something, then changing...

    Linda, I tried posting something, then changing my mind and being asked if I wanted to leave the post unsubmitted. I left it and came back to this thread and found that I could auto-restore the post...
  66. Thread: November, 2020

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    Thanks so much for explaining, ANN! When I...

    Thanks so much for explaining, ANN!

    When I read your post it did occur to me that "cut me loose" might mean cutting you loose as his patient, but then it also might have meant cutting as in...
  67. Thread: November, 2020

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    stillstANNding, sorry to hear you have possible...

    stillstANNding, sorry to hear you have possible surgery hanging over you.

    At least you had your workout for the day by having to do so much walking at the hospital.

    I'm getting around to doing...
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    I'm not sure how long the "restore the autosaved...

    I'm not sure how long the "restore the autosaved post" stays active but you could make the original stuff you decided not to post go away by deleting it? You might need to highlight it first and...
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    Howie, Virginia got it right but I got it wrong....

    Howie, Virginia got it right but I got it wrong. If you see two differences, maybe I got it right too and there would be 2 right answers.
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    I'm not sure I understand. Maybe you mean your...

    I'm not sure I understand. Maybe you mean your "signature" that always appears in your posts, underneath your actual post? If so, if you uncheck the box where it says "Show your signature," that...
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    Guess it's up to you. You could send me a PM. I'm...

    Guess it's up to you. You could send me a PM. I'm not sure I've found it either but think I have.
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    Here's another one if I can get it to show up: ...

    Here's another one if I can get it to show up:


    https://i.postimg.cc/NFWZThXW/B6-C9843-E-7-E5-A-4-D76-A8-DE-703-BB0698-B40.jpg
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    Think about ears....

    Think about ears....
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    Posts shouldn't be disappearing so easily. I hope...

    Posts shouldn't be disappearing so easily. I hope everyone is aware that if you start a new reply in the thread where you seem to have lost your post, you will usually find your lost post if you...
  75. Thread: November, 2020

    by agate
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    Sounds as if you're about to win the paperwork...

    Sounds as if you're about to win the paperwork award! Congratulations on getting through that maze.

    R/s = reschedule, I think?
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