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Everything posted by ellaangel2

  1. Good morning!!

    Hi everyone, back to "Good Morning," "cat had my tongue" for awhile........ JB - Sure do wish you Good Luck with DBS, I have heard and read about remarkable outcomes......"remarkable" in a good way! LAD - You have a lot to be proud of, sounds like you have a wonderful family, lots of support too!! Dianne - "Acceptance" is the absolute key to everything in life. I have never been real good at this, I am working on it though, as you say, "it is the least stressful way" to handle life. I have always wondered if being an only child is going against me in that area.........just a thought....
  2. Good morning!!

    jb - I am months away from turning 60 (November) also, and I am not liking it either, even though Linda pointed out that 70 is even harder, I guess it is all relative. Any age that ends in zero takes some getting used to........
  3. Good morning!!

    Marcia - Your comment "Things they are a changing" made me think of an (old) Bob Dylan song......"Times they are a changin'".........I'm really dating myself, aren't I!! Don't think a mouse would be strong enough to knock clock down, anyway, you should have no mouses around, not with those kitties living there!
  4. Good morning!!

    Kitties love to sit in front of an open window, they love the smell, etc. of fresh air coming in on them. He will probably try this again. They can be very persistent when they want something. Speaking from experience, as long as screen fits securely, my kitty Ella (and believe me she is a mischievous kitty) never has pushed screen in and she sits at all the windows, I have a high chair at every window for her. She is content at just sitting and looking out and sometimes "chatting" with the birds. In my opinion, it is more likely he will cause a problem or get hurt if he sees somewhere he wants to be and cannot get to it (upper open window.) It might be safer all the way around to let him sit at the lower open window. Just make sure screen is in tightly. As a matter of fact, all the past cats I have had have did fine with sitting at an open (lower) window, they love it so much, they feel content, it satisfies their need to get air and they don't try to break through the screen. They'll sit for hours there and sometimes even fall asleep. Just a little friendly "Kitty advice!"
  5. More on statins

    Are people without PD that are on statins at greater risk for developing PD?
  6. Good morning!!

    Marcia, Nice of you to not move kitty, I don't like to do that either. Sometimes, I think they like to sit where we have been sitting because it is nice and warm. Kitties love warmth, unless of course, it is oppressive and humid, then they like the a/c going.
  7. Early onset after major stress

    Wow Marcia, as far as the cancer goes, sounds like you beat it! Fourteen years cancer free is wonderful!
  8. Treating PD through psychiatry?

    Interesting stuff Lenamegan, although I did have to read it slowly 3 times to absorb it all and now my brain is tired! Thank you for sharing this info, never read about this. Hoping MDS's are up on all of it! I am assuming you must not only be a medicine/science geek, but an animal geek too! I am a very passionate animal lover. Not just a "pet-lover," but respect all animals; wild, domestic, even insects, and everything in-between! I call myself a bit of an "animal geek!"
  9. Good morning!!

    Jb - Sounds like my usual morning itinerary........do the "important" things first and then make the decisions for the day......I usually do a few chores and then head for the "vacancy," not necessarily in that order either!! I think we earned that right, after so many years of having a boss and a time schedule to meet. It is one of the few perks of getting older and being retired........
  10. Need Your Input Please

    When a patient does not outwardly display, while in Dr's office, 2 cardinal symptoms of PD, the Dr. will not diagnose, he cannot diagnose, by law. Dr.'s thoughts are, what's the hurry? Probably won't start meds until absolutely necessary and when/if progresses to obvious PD, patient will return. The sad part is patient goes through a lot of mental, emotional anguish if their presentation is not textbook. It is human nature to want to know what is causing symptoms. When they say "you are anxious and stressed," I say "Of course I'm stressed, I have symptoms I have never had in 50 years and cannot get a diagnosis, who wouldn't be stressed!!" Believe me, I understand all too well. When your new insurance kicks in, be sure to go to a Movement Disorder Specialist, not a General Neurologist.
  11. Need Your Input Please

    Serenity - is your tremor also on left side only?
  12. Good morning!!

    I love that quote Lad! So true, there are always helpers, reminds us we don't have to carry everything on our shoulders alone. I believe we are all put on this earth to help one another, we are not living just for ourselves. We are all "instruments" for each other. We must "allow" people to help us, not only do we receive the gift of help, but it allows the person helping us to receive the gift of giving.
  13. Moved from MA to VA - new doc questioning dx of PD.

    Those to docs do not sound like MDS's. I have read a lot about PD. Have read/heard of false negative Datscans for PD, but never false positives. Everything I read said Young Onset has a slower, smoother progression. I would seek out a 3rd, or even 4th if need be. I would not decrease my meds just to make these 2 happy. Really sounds unreal to me.
  14. Good morning!!

    ok jb, quit holding out on us, tell us how many books you have written???? Come on, I know an author when I see one!
  15. Summer adventure season starting

    Yep, nothing like Nature for quiet and solitude, I so love those 2 things! Hard to come by these days. We have to make it "happen." Well, said Jb...........as always!
  16. Summer adventure season starting

    Wow Stump, you sure do make those fish entrees sound good, you really must be quite a cook! I'll pass on the squirrel and rabbit dishes though .........I'm a vegetarian, do eat fish though.......
  17. Good morning!!

    Jb - Your imagination is unreal (that it is!) Although, your imagination isn't all you've got going for you.........hard for me to name all you attributes, I guess I have to say ".you are just plain special!"...........no blushing now! No wonder we missed you so much!
  18. This works for me...what works for you?

    Just a quick comment about tea - tree oil, since we all know I am all about animals........don't believe anything you read about using it on animals, either for skin treatment, bathing, or wound treatment, it is highly toxic to all animals.
  19. Linda Where Are You?

    Starting to get very concerned about Linda, has anyone heard from her? Linda, you are entitled to a "break," but please, just let us know you are ok.
  20. Peripheral Neuropathy In Parkinson

    Texas Tom - Your story reminds me of a conversation I overheard while in a restaurant. Man was ranting and raving about how Alzhimers was a made up disease created by Dr's that want to make more money!! I had all I could do to hold myself back from letting him have it!! Easy to say, when you or a loved one is not suffering from the disease.........although, even then, should not be "easy to say." Just plain ignorance and lack of sensitivity, no others words for it! As they say, "one "gift" having health problems give us is empathy."
  21. Good morning!!

    Welcome Back Jb, we tried, but the forum just wasn't the same without you! I thought you came over to the States, possibly Canalside, our new area down near the Buffalo Marina, figured you would be driving your pancake food truck, serving nice warm pancakes and waffles with homemade syrup! Food trucks are the hip new thing going on over here. I kept driving around looking for you, even called out your name a few times......people looked at me a little strange, but I was determined to find you!
  22. Good morning!!

    My kitty did that too Marcia, I had to buy a couch that went to the floor, it was hard to find, or could have gotten one with legs and removed the legs I guess. Had to do the same with chair. Luckily, my furniture was very old and I was in need of new anyway.
  23. Good morning!!

    Marcia, you are very observant, I didn't realize Lad's pic was a "shirt." Now, I see the sleeves! by the way, I kind of like the green glow on your pic, kind of like an alien! A very attractive "alien," I may add! Love that shirt btw LAD! So cute! Good luck to you Diane, you are a trooper! I think you will do just fine. Jb, Daffodils are my favorite Spring flower, I was just thinking of planting some for next year, after admiring my neighbors lush garden full. Problem is, I have been "thinking" about planting them for the last 5 years! Jb, please send some of those "elves" to my house, I really could use them! Spring is a beautiful time of year, but for some reason everything that needs to be done seems to be staring you right in the face all at once! Sometimes, I need a nap just from "thinking" about all that has to be done!
  24. "Pure" prune juice, butter, warmed....... Prunes themselves are usually a good "mover." A much more "fun" idea is some dark chocolate! it works, if you are not too "far gone."
  25. Good morning!!

    Too bad the site doesn't disclose who pressed the "like" button anymore..........well, Beau's Mom, I just "liked" your above post!