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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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  9. 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."
  10. 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
  11. 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:
  14. Thread: November, 2020

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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.
  15. 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...
  16. 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.
    ...
  17. I did say sponge. Sorry to have disturbed you,...

    I did say sponge. Sorry to have disturbed you, Spongie.
  18. 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...
  19. 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 &...
  21. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  38. Thread: November, 2020

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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?
  39. Thread: November, 2020

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    No. After the year of wearing everything black,...

    No. After the year of wearing everything black, you might move to wearing a black armband for a specified time. Sometimes that would have been two years of wearing only black.

    That's good news...
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    I've used scooters only occasionally, mostly the...

    I've used scooters only occasionally, mostly the ones that stores provide for customer use.

    But I have a Drive rollator that has held up very well and in general I've heard good things about Drive...
  41. I have some posts about it on my MS Speaks board,...

    I have some posts about it on my MS Speaks board, including this abstract, which describes a study sponsored by Novartis--and so I don't know how meaningful it is but it's fairly recent--comparing...
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    Could it be this strap? ...

    Could it be this strap?

    https://www.amazon.com/Original-Stretch-Strap-Exercise-OPTP/dp/B00065X222
  43. How lucky that you were right in the midst of so...

    How lucky that you were right in the midst of so much happiness, Linda!

    I got to see a televised bit of the celebration on Chicago's Michigan Avenue, a street I knew very well when I lived in...
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    I gave up too. But Virginia got it right, and so...

    I gave up too. But Virginia got it right, and so did Rose.
  45. Thread: News of Jeanie

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    In some states--maybe all states--the state puts...

    In some states--maybe all states--the state puts a lien on a person's house to pay itself back for the in-home care the person gets through Medicaid.

    Some years ago I had a good friend--a person...
  46. Thread: News of Jeanie

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    Rose, just the other day I ran across that figure...

    Rose, just the other day I ran across that figure in a periodical. Unfortunately I can't locate the reference just now but I do recall being surprised by it and figuring out how it was arrived at....
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    October's average step-count for me: 1,587...

    October's average step-count for me: 1,587 steps/day (based on only 22 days). That's 100 steps/day more than the September average.


    Recent step counts:
    11/1/20 - 1427 steps
    11/2/20 - 1478 ...
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    I wasn't able to find it either, Sunshine. I had...

    I wasn't able to find it either, Sunshine. I had to have it pointed out to me.

    I was looking for something gray or with a long thin tail. There's another feature you should look for.

    And the...
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    Can you find this?

    Find the mouse among the squirrels:

    https://i.postimg.cc/HWS2HPdB/squirrel-1.png
  50. Thread: News of Jeanie

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    About Medicaid: Isn't there still an arrangement...

    About Medicaid: Isn't there still an arrangement about "spend-downs," at least in some states? In WA state I often had to do a spend-down just to qualify for Medicaid because I had a little too much...
  51. Thread: News of Jeanie

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    My thoughts exactly! Whenever people here in this...

    My thoughts exactly! Whenever people here in this building land in hospitals or rehab places or whatever lately (since COVID came along), my impression is that they're lucky if anything by way of...
  52. Dar, you've often been in my thoughts--and it's...

    Dar, you've often been in my thoughts--and it's really nice to know that all along you've been keeping up with this forum. You're thanking us for allowing you to share your thoughts??? We should be...
  53. Thread: November, 2020

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    Howie, there could be an official final count by...

    Howie, there could be an official final count by the weekend even though some votes won't yet have been counted. Military families' votes are allowed to come in quite late, for instance.

    But even...
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    Tom Cat replying to Rose (sent Tuesday): Rose,...

    Tom Cat replying to Rose (sent Tuesday):

    Rose, the distance to the mail box and back is eight-tenths of a mile, not eight to ten miles. If I did that, I wouldn't be able to walk for a week. I may...
  55. Thread: November, 2020

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    Yes, scared is what I am too. I'm turning on the...

    Yes, scared is what I am too. I'm turning on the TV news channel only if I have things to do that I can do while keeping an eye on it. I don't want to sit there glued to it. Too much.

    If I'm busy...
  56. Thread: November, 2020

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    This doesn't clear the matter up much but it does...

    This doesn't clear the matter up much but it does show that it's a common custom:
    ...
  57. Thread: November, 2020

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    I have no advice for anyone. Just waiting. I...

    I have no advice for anyone. Just waiting.

    I have some acquaintances who think of themselves as "above" politics. "I like everyone regardless of their politics," is what I hear from them. Or: "I...
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    I haven't had the COVID-19 test but have watched...

    I haven't had the COVID-19 test but have watched some videos showing it being done. It looks a lot like some procedures I've had done in connection with sinusitis. The swab is fairly long but very...
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    Virginia, I've had problems with looking up...

    Virginia, I've had problems with looking up too--for years. I'm pretty much out of the habit of looking up by now, at least when trying to walk around. For some reason it's worse if I've been walking...
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    From TomCat on Friday: The temperature is...

    From TomCat on Friday:

    The temperature is still holding in the 20's by night & the high 30's by day. But the snow is gone, which makes me feel better. I just finished a morning walk to the post...
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    And recently there's been another way of hooking...

    And recently there's been another way of hooking people up with books--the Little Free Libraries. I haven't ever used one of them, and I don't know how useful they would be for people with MS...
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    Connecting books with people sounds like a great...

    Connecting books with people sounds like a great idea!

    Linda, I just noticed your avatar photo and figured out what the words are on it: "Make Orwell fiction again." :applause:
  63. Thread: November, 2020

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    Thank you for starting this thread, Virginia! ...

    Thank you for starting this thread, Virginia!

    The month of turkeys, is it? The poor things get to be somebody's dinner. *turkey

    Fall leaves were wanted? I don't know how artistically they're...
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    Intriguing title--"The Bookwoman of Troublesome...

    Intriguing title--"The Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek."

    About the stem cell treatment, didn't our Peg (Pegakafarmgirl) talk about having that treatment a few years ago? She was having the...
  65. Happy Halloween! And time to set the clocks back

    Don't let the goblins get you...*blackcat2*blackcat2*scarycat

    And those clocks need to be set back an hour.
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    Sorry to be so slow about this! From Tom Cat,...

    Sorry to be so slow about this! From Tom Cat, including a message to Rose (sent Tuesday):

    I've been taking my time to reply to Rose. Unlike Ann I have difficulty in sending my sympathy & my...
  67. Thread: October chitchat

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    I know what you mean about coffee though I don't...

    I know what you mean about coffee though I don't drink it. Hot liquids and I don't get along so well. So instead I get my caffeine fix from Diet Pepsi or Diet Coke.

    I drink so much of it that I...
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    I did like the book--and look forward to reading...

    I did like the book--and look forward to reading Olive Again.

    Does anyone know about this book, which I just found out about (published in 2018)?

    Richard M. Cohen, Chasing Hope: A Patient's...
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    Sounds as if this might mean an improvement in...

    Sounds as if this might mean an improvement in your life, Sunshine. I've noticed that there are a lot of people who have a baclofen pump installed, and I've been noticing that for years--so the...
  70. Thread: October chitchat

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    Well, it's earlier out here than where Virginia...

    Well, it's earlier out here than where Virginia is, and so maybe I'll take the night shift today.

    Yes, I've been busy with neighbors.

    This evening one neighbor, a man, knocked on a neighbor's...
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    Here's someone doing what he can to help: ...

    Here's someone doing what he can to help:

    https://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/6985558/research-drives-1000km-running-challenge/

    He seems to have a US doctor who has SPS, and he himself has SPS.
  72. Thread: October chitchat

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    Rose, what happened to you sounds like a nice...

    Rose, what happened to you sounds like a nice alternative to trick or treating. That trick or treating custom probably won't be happening this year, and I'm not so sure kids should be encouraged to...
  73. Thread: October chitchat

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    OK, Linda has a great excuse. The rest of us may...

    OK, Linda has a great excuse. The rest of us may be busy voting early and often.

    I was busy with some excitement here last night when my neighbor (2 doors away but I've known her ever since I...
  74. Thread: CPAP masks

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    This article doesn't discuss specific providers...

    This article doesn't discuss specific providers but does give some information that might help. It's from January 2019:
    ...
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    Rose, I guess we're all tempted to read meanings...

    Rose, I guess we're all tempted to read meanings into unexplainable things that happen. I know I am. So maybe the wedding ring that jumped off your finger had something to do with a message from...
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