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    Well, you tried..... Doug

    Well, you tried.....

    Doug
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    Many thanks Deb for your positive views on the...

    Many thanks Deb for your positive views on the Salsa Mini. That's very encourging to hear. My OT said she'd change anything as necessary.

    I'd like to hear more about that change of battery and...
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    Thanks Ellie(K) Yes, this morning was a lovely...

    Thanks Ellie(K)

    Yes, this morning was a lovely morale boost. I've been feeling a bit low recovering from a tummy bug.

    Yes, as far as I know. It was specified by my MND OT. It seems to have...
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    Times two!

    Today I received a warrant from NS&I telling me I’ve won £50 on the premium bonds, which my father gave me about forty years ago! Every little helps.

    But….but…..much more importantly, my OT has...
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    Welcome to the Forum David. Sorry you've had...

    Welcome to the Forum David.

    Sorry you've had to join us, but you will find a huge amount of information, support and friendship here.

    Your positive attitude is one of the best therapies.
    ...
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    Hi Ivan Just a quick update on high calorie...

    Hi Ivan

    Just a quick update on high calorie nutritional drinks.

    The link I included in my 20.31 post yesterday is not appropriate. It goes to the US site. Here is the specific Ensure product...
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    Hi Ivan Welcome to the Forum. I was so sorry...

    Hi Ivan

    Welcome to the Forum. I was so sorry to read of your wife’s diagnosis.

    Based on recent personal experience, may I pick up on one aspect of it: weight loss.

    To an extent, loss of...
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    That's marvellous news Andy! Wishing you a...

    That's marvellous news Andy!

    Wishing you a smooth move

    Bon voyage!

    Doug
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    Many thanks Debbie! Doug x

    Many thanks Debbie!

    Doug x
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    MND is very sneaky!

    While I was looking one way, monitoring changes in what I thought was important - decreasing ability to walk, weight loss, hand and arm strength - MND sneaked past and I suddenly discovered I was...
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    Thanks for posting Puddy. I was beginning to...

    Thanks for posting Puddy.

    I was beginning to fear the Forum itself had gone into lockdown!

    Thinking of you both.

    Doug
  12. Hi Andy Given the diverse nature of those...

    Hi Andy

    Given the diverse nature of those already listed. I’m not sure what criteria you’re using.

    It’s good to see Lee Millard listed by the way.

    But if you’re thinking of people who make...
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    Hi David Thank you ever so much for posting a...

    Hi David

    Thank you ever so much for posting a detailed and positive description of your RIG experience. It’s of enormous help to people like me who know the theory but have not yet faced the...
  14. Andy I agree it feels like that sometimes. ...

    Andy

    I agree it feels like that sometimes.

    Three possible reasons:

    Terry

    Kayleigh
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    Hi Diddly (lovely name!) A warm welcome,...

    Hi Diddly (lovely name!)

    A warm welcome, though sorry of course you've had to join us.

    Just on the matter of voice banking - The system currently favoured by the MNDA is Acapela; they may even...
  16. Hi Peanut I bought a Sennheiser PC36 call...

    Hi Peanut

    I bought a Sennheiser PC36 call control headset for about £50 for the same purpose. Very good headphone sound and microphone. It's been very useful since.

    Doug
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    Also had the email. Doug

    Also had the email.

    Doug
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    Hi GG Gosh, that’s quite a vocabulary! ...

    Hi GG

    Gosh, that’s quite a vocabulary!

    Don’t ya just miss compilers and nested Do-loops!

    Seriously though, I think we all benefit enormously from the opportunities modern computing provides...
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    Welcome ma’am! Welcome to this fantastic group...

    Welcome ma’am!

    Welcome to this fantastic group nobody wants to join.

    Here you’ll find huge amounts of information, inspiration and empathy.

    It’s great to know that you’ve got such good...
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    Thanks Barry Marvellous! I've thought about...

    Thanks Barry

    Marvellous!

    I've thought about that Amtrack journey several times over the years. Too late now. It must have been beautiful.

    Stay safe!

    Doug
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    Thanks Graham! A classic. I don't think I...

    Thanks Graham!

    A classic.

    I don't think I drove much of Route 66 then. It has been decommissioned.

    During a later trip I drove up the classic Highway 1 from LA to San Francisco. It was while...
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    Thanks Graham! Didn’t know it. So...

    Thanks Graham!

    Didn’t know it.

    So appropriate.

    Fantastic video and audio. The shot of the buttes in Monument Valley brought back memories of a long Colorado, Arizona, Utah road trip.

    Doug
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    That's the spirit, Madge! Doug

    That's the spirit, Madge!

    Doug
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    Oh Madge! Firstly: Welcome! And thank you for...

    Oh Madge!

    Firstly: Welcome! And thank you for posting your very understandable worries and anger.

    It may not offer much comfort, but you are not alone. Everyone diagnosed with MND has had...
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    That is the saddest news to read Richard. Terry...

    That is the saddest news to read Richard. Terry was the kindest of men – knowledgeable, helpful, empathetic and funny.

    If there is anything positive to be found amongst the awful news, it might...
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