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    For weeks now I’ve been facing the likelihood of...

    For weeks now I’ve been facing the likelihood of having to give up driving because of increasing weakness in my left leg.

    Today I took delivery of an automatic car!

    So it looks like I’ll be...
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    Hi Lynne They help, but you have to be...

    Hi Lynne

    They help, but you have to be careful.

    The big improvement was from a steroid injection, though.

    Doug
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    Well, strangely enough I am – or should be. I...

    Well, strangely enough I am – or should be.

    I was told to do them by my PT as part of the exercises to clear up a damaged rotator cuff in my left shoulder, which is still niggling away. But I...
  4. Thanks Ben! That's very helpful for forum...

    Thanks Ben!

    That's very helpful for forum members to know.

    Doug
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    Radio4 - The Life Scientific

    One of my favourite radio programmes is The Life Scientific on Radio4 with Jim al-Khalili. Yesterday’s guest was Elizabeth Fisher, Professor of Neurogenetics at University College London.
    ...
  6. I'm a lay member of the steering committee of...

    I'm a lay member of the steering committee of this project, which I think could potentially be very helpful.

    Doug
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    Many thanks, John. That's really helpful...

    Many thanks, John.

    That's really helpful information.

    Clearly I've got a lot of research to do!

    Doug
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    ‘Scuse me ladies! Sorry to interrupt. Just...

    ‘Scuse me ladies!

    Sorry to interrupt. Just squeeze tight for a second while I add my beloved Helen Mirren to the list.

    OK, as you were. You can carry on…… dreaming now.

    Hugs
    Doug
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    Hi Dina, Andy, Kayleigh Thank you ever so much...

    Hi Dina, Andy, Kayleigh

    Thank you ever so much for all the information and links. I will definitely follow it up.

    I'm most grateful!

    Doug
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    Car adaptations - hand controls

    May I ask -

    Does anyone have any experience or knowledge of modifications to cars involving transferring pedal actions to hand controls?

    Many thanks!

    Doug
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    Summer wine

    Many thanks Kayleigh (seriously!)

    I can see I must get a bobble hat.

    Hugs

    Doug
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    Party time!

    Don't worry ladies, you can all have a go!

    Hugs

    Doug
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    Darling Dina You are SOooo naughty! And...

    Darling Dina

    You are SOooo naughty! And Kayleigh and Ellie are not much better.

    You may be leaving hospital today (Hooray!) but I shall be heading for the cardiac ward if there is any more talk...
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    That's fabulous news Dina! Thanks for letting...

    That's fabulous news Dina!

    Thanks for letting us know. I had been getting worried.

    Now calm down and stop jigging about like a Doll-in-the-Box. You'll pull out the plumbing!

    All fingers...
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    Darling Kayleigh I don’t know how you do it!...

    Darling Kayleigh

    I don’t know how you do it! Such imagination!

    But thank you so much for chuckles.

    My favourite confectionery since childhood – more recently ousted by top quality dark...
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    Kayleigh I am shocked! ;) Me, naughty,...

    Kayleigh

    I am shocked! ;)

    Me, naughty, never! I am a respectable, upright - well, not so upright nowadays - member of society.

    …..on the outside.

    Doug
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    Lunch with friends

    Had lunch with two old friends today. Not seen them for ages. We were flatmates in London in the seventies, starting out on careers.

    We reminisced about even earlier times - the crazy dangerous...
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    Fantastic news! It's made my day too. Doug x

    Fantastic news!

    It's made my day too.

    Doug x
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    That's terrific news Dina! I am so relieved....

    That's terrific news Dina!

    I am so relieved. One step at a time and all that.

    Fingers crossed!

    Doug
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    Soaked to the skin! Oh dear! That's not good....

    Soaked to the skin!

    Oh dear! That's not good. You must be careful Dina. Pleasures can have unforeseen consequences.

    Doug
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    Hi Douglas and Chrissie. Thinking of you and...

    Hi Douglas and Chrissie.

    Thinking of you and sending hugs.

    Thanks for the heads up Dina.

    Doug
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    What a good idea Dina! Although Forum rule...

    What a good idea Dina!

    Although Forum rule 1005 specifically forbids naughtiness in any form in a public place. Penalties can be severe. In private, I think there are few restrictions.

    It is...
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    Flying with a walker

    I’ve been a bit quiet recently because I’ve been coping with a very painful non-MND related musculo-skeletal problem – now, thank God, largely resolved. But I thought I should report recent...
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    Women's Super League. But, otherwise, you're...

    Women's Super League.

    But, otherwise, you're correct!

    Doug x
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    I hope you were both watching the WSL Manchester...

    I hope you were both watching the WSL Manchester local derby and Caroline Weir's stunning goal!

    Doug
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