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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.
  6. 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...
  9. 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,...
  12. 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.
  22. 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...
  24. 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....
  25. Looks as if he landed. (Watching this on TV.)

    Looks as if he landed. (Watching this on TV.)
  26. 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...
  44. 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....
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    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...
  50. Happy birthday, Lazarus (Linda)--February 11!

    It must mean something that quite a number of people here have birthdays in February. All would be Aquarians, I think. I don't know astrology at all--maybe someone will come forward with some ideas...
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    It seems that the forecast snow, which hasn't...

    It seems that the forecast snow, which hasn't even started yet but is due tomorrow, is already messing things up in a big way for all of the people who had scheduled appointments for the COVID-19...
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    How exciting to be about to turn on a new...

    How exciting to be about to turn on a new computer, Rose! I hope the transition will go smoothly.

    The vaccines seem to be handled differently in each state. Every time I look around for news about...
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    I have the same difficulty, Linda. Anything...

    I have the same difficulty, Linda. Anything involving other people, like transportation to/from an appointment (or the appointment itself), is fraught with possible Things That Can Go Wrong. I find...
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    Happy birthday, Parsi--February 9!

    https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/b/rose-bouquet-text-happy-birthday-pink-roses-blue-enamel-jug-bow-pink-ribbon-outdoors-51933227.jpg

    Happy birthday, Parsi! And many more of them!
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    "Use it or lose it" seems to be true. I do try to...

    "Use it or lose it" seems to be true. I do try to keep up with the exercise routines, including walking.

    Walking wasn't affected with this pain. Bending over to pick something up, changing...
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    The back yard on Friday morning: ...

    The back yard on Friday morning:
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    Today would be Cat Dancer's birthday. She left us...

    Today would be Cat Dancer's birthday. She left us much too soon.

    This message came from Tom Cat on Saturday:


    Snow still keeping going, with taking lots of rests in between. Doing Marty's...
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    January average daily step count for me, based on...

    January average daily step count for me, based on 26 days: 1,520 steps/day (down from December, when the average was 1,713 steps/day)
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    Howie, is the memory foam mattress topper...

    Howie, is the memory foam mattress topper something fairly new for you? Do I recall that you were having serious problems sleeping a while back?

    I've been busy catching up on everything I didn't...
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    Happy birthday, Sunshine2 - February 5!

    It's your birthday where you are, I think--Hope it will be a happy one, with some good food to eat and good weather and good health, as well as brighter days ahead for you.
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    The neighbor can't walk at all now--she uses a...

    The neighbor can't walk at all now--she uses a power chair to get around or someone pushes her in a manual chair. I'm not sure how she made the trek on Monday or whether she turned up for the return...
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    From Tom Cat (Tuesday, February 2):

    From Tom Cat (Tuesday, February 2):
  63. Thread: News of Jeanie

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    $35 for 15 minutes of PT? So even PT is priced...

    $35 for 15 minutes of PT?

    So even PT is priced beyond the reach of many people, and if insurance stops covering it, you're just out of luck.

    PT is often needed by aging people. Why do I get the...
  64. Um, we don't know for sure that he isn't doing...

    Um, we don't know for sure that he isn't doing just that, Virginia.
  65. Well, Brian, under the circumstances I'd say it...

    Well, Brian, under the circumstances I'd say it might be a tad challenging to maintain social distancing but these space people are ingenious souls who come up with answers for every problem,...
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    Update: The vaccine clinic didn't take place, and...

    Update: The vaccine clinic didn't take place, and notification about it came along only at the last minute. By that time a neighbor down the hall who is pretty homebound had got herself all dressed...
  67. Thread: News of Jeanie

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    Virginia, thank you for contacting Jeanie on our...

    Virginia, thank you for contacting Jeanie on our behalf! I'm so sorry more progress isn't being made and certainly hope that the situation will change for her. There's so little we can do but we can...
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    No, apparently the vaccine clinic that was...

    No, apparently the vaccine clinic that was supposed to be happening yesterday between 10 and 4 never happened because a sign went up letting people know that it's now going to be tomorrow instead. I...
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    People born with curly hair never seem to realize...

    People born with curly hair never seem to realize just how lucky they are.
  70. Virginia, the name Kaye Ballard rings a bell but...

    Virginia, the name Kaye Ballard rings a bell but when I looked her up, I couldn't remember hearing any of her songs. I believe she was pretty well known?

    Hot Springs, AR, is more familiar--even...
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    This place goes way back, and there are others...

    This place goes way back, and there are others who drop in but don't say much--mussally for one, Whisper for another. Names escape me but there are many more.

    It might be nice if some of these...
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    Thank you so much for starting this thread,...

    Thank you so much for starting this thread, Virginia! And thank you for the good wishes.

    I am about as slow as molasses in January just now and wouldn't have got to it.

    A friend of mine in...
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    This kind of thing makes me very angry. This...

    This kind of thing makes me very angry. This demyelination problem that we have takes away so much--it sometimes takes away pretty much everything, but does it have to take away the ability to EAT?...
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    Your area must be really taking a pounding,...

    Your area must be really taking a pounding, Linda. Hope your efforts will yield some rewards--a better yield or at least stronger muscles?

    While others are out there coping with fierce weather,...
  75. So Feb. 18 will be a big day for you and your...

    So Feb. 18 will be a big day for you and your family, Brian? Who knew that you were hurtling through space? You must have nerves of steel, to be posting on Internet boards while on this epic...
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