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  1. Enjoy! We'll miss you and your stories!
  2. Miralax works best for me. But I do understand the problem of your brain sending the wrong message and stopping things up! Haven't found a solution to that problem. Luckily I am beyond the menstrual issues and hormones. Good luck finding a knowledgeable gyn who will listen.
  3. When we moved my parents to AL my sister took them for the day. They were very anxious about the move and my mother has dementia. The movers arrived at 8am, loaded the furniture that was going with them to AL. By 4pm we had their new home looking as similar as we could to their old home and we brought them over. They still marvel at how good it was to have their things with them right away. It was a huge transition for them but now they realize it was a good move for them and they are thriving. it might be helpful to have their old caregiver continue with them for a few days as they adjust to the new staff. good luck, it's a hard process for everyone Twitch
  4. How do you send a pm? Having trouble navigating the new site! discovery, my DH and I will be in BC next month and will be going through the okanagan valley - any recommendations of must see/do? twitchy mama
  5. Check out GoVino plastic glassware - lightweight thin and dishwasher compatible - they have an indentation for your thumb. I haven't found the perfect coffee mug but I think that Tervis Tumblers makes insulated plastic cups with or without sippy lids. Everything is slippery some days!! Twitch
  6. There aren't to many people that truly want to hear how you are doing that day. Most are being kind and want to hear that you are fine. The details make them squirm! But when someone looks you in the eye and really asks how you are, well that feels as good as a hug. People who say they have the same problems or its just aging really don't get it. And the worst thing they can say is "well, you look good" - that makes me crazy!!! Retired social worker) Twitch
  7. I have used bigmountaindrugs and they are very good
  8. Meeshelly, welcome to the forum - you will meet many amazing folks here and get lots of support. I am a 64 year old parkie and my best suggestion is to get your DH into a social/exercise program like Rock Steady Boxing - it has improved my life immensely. Just being with people who understand is so helpful. Care partners are special people - I don't know how you do it, but we are so grateful for all you do. We all feel stressed and angry - life wasn't supposed to be like this! God bless you both Twitch
  9. I am loving RSB - after 2 months I am more mobile and flexible, learning to box, enjoying the company of other folks, and feeling more positive about the future. Definitely a highlight of my week!
  10. Christmas greetings to all. This is a wonderful supportive group of folks and I thank you all for letting me walk with you!
  11. Well, Texas Tom, I obviously have nothing to complain about after reading about your pool! Broken things are so stressful for pwp's. I decided to try some Christmas baking this morning - my favorite spiced pumpkin bread. It's in the oven but who knows what went in - following a recipe is so hard! And then I couldn't stir it - thought about going out and grabbing someone on the street to help! And then I couldn't get it in the pans - the counter and floor are enjoying some! Maybe your beautiful retrievers would come over to lick the floor! That's probably all my baking for this year. Good thing my dh likes to cook! Hope everyone has a beautiful day Twitch
  12. Hunter Dan, hiking is wonderful and the AT is beautiful - at least in Virginia where I used to live. Check out Bill Bryson's book A Walk in the Woods for a delightful read about the AT. I use poles and travel more slowly and shorter distances but still love it. Happy travels!
  13. What about the folks that say "I,m going to stay healthy in my senior years" - like we chose to be unhealthy!!!??? But the best/worst comment is "well, you look good" - so you must be doing ok or feeling ok!!!! Makes me want to scream.
  14. Stump, I have had this side pain for a few years, long before I was diagnosed with PD. Mine is on the right side which is my main PD side. It starts under the ribs and goes around to my back. It is most bothersome when I am doing something strenuous like vacuuming or hiking, but it will also get bad if I,m washing dishes or making a meal. Seems like when I am standing for a while it gets worse, but it is relieved when I sit down. I don't know if it's dystonia, but it's quite bothersome. Lately I am also getting right hip pain. PD is definitely a pain in the butt!! Twitch
  15. Lets hope you are right JB! It's a scary morning to wake up! But the sun is shining!