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Old 12-10-2017, 07:40 AM
Location: Asheville NC
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Originally Posted by meo92953 View Post
Right, ER, & just where would we place the necessary (for some of us) incontinence pads?

Yes, in my VERY younger years I went 'commando' a lot so as not to have a panty line. But those days are long gone.
I still go commando and braless, but have a two layer rule. Easy to do in the the spring, fall and winter. Much more comfortable.

Old 12-10-2017, 12:32 PM
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I have developed even greater respect and admiration for some of the ladies in here
Old 12-11-2017, 11:40 AM
Location: WA
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Escort, Think of the Scotsmen who wear kilts; with day and age, TOO much information !

Posters---Christmas days, meals, can you recall those days from childhood/teen years ? Telephoned my brother, when I asked him to recall, he couldn't remember either ! Know I stayed, with delight, in my maternal grandmother's apartment, San Francisco for a week, seeing the Christmas tree in the City of Paris, all the decorations in the store windows. Christmas Day, opened many presents from all the numerous relatives, though sad ? !

Married I was, celebrating my Lord's birth, did Christmas mean anything. What about you ?
Old 12-12-2017, 01:47 PM
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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For those of you who use Skype to chat with friends and relatives, don't allow it to update!

Yesterday morning, after Skype performed its update, I couldn't log into my account. It kept giving me an error message that I wasn't connected to the internet. I went to the Skype website, downloaded the program again, re-installed it, and I still couldn't log in to my account. It would only allow me to set up a new account. Ok I did that -- big problem! I needed to re-add all of my contacts. However, when I put in my contact email addresses, it wouldn't search for the email addresses! It also kept asking me to include my telephone number - why when it's not necessary!

Long story short - I had to delete Skype from my computer. I did a search and found previous versions of Skype. I downloaded a previous version and installed it. I was so thankful that when I started the old version of Skype all of my contacts were there!

So save yourself a headache (or two!) and don't allow Skype to update.
Old 12-12-2017, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Escort Rider View Post
The things we learn on City-Data!

Today I learned a new vocabulary phrase, "go commando". (Just in case I'm not the only one who didn't know, it means not wearing underwear.)
Originally Posted by HollyhockGarden View Post
ER, you are right. You can learn a lot on City-Data. The Commando one is a new one for me too.
I guess neither one of you used to watch Friends, lol. Here, let me take you back about a quarter century ago when the term really hit the pop zeitgeist:


Old 12-12-2017, 03:24 PM
Location: middle tennessee
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Don't forget Kramer on Seinfeld

How are you doing Madman?
Old 12-12-2017, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by newcomputer View Post
Don't forget Kramer on Seinfeld
How could I forget about Kramer! Although truth be told, I don't think he ever used the word "commando." He just said that he was "out there and loving every minute of it!"

Originally Posted by newcomputer View Post
How are you doing Madman?
I'm doing much better since the chemo ended; thanks for asking. Actually, you're the second person who has inquired about my health recently. I received a very nice DM yesterday from a kind individual who said she saw one of my posts on another thread and was happy to see me posting. It reminded me that I hadn't posted in the Chat Thread in a while, and that I should post a health update.

As you may recall, I was diagnosed with mediastinal lymphoma at the end of June, and then began a four-month series of chemotherapy infusions. Each cycle consisted of a five-day hospital stay wherein I received chemo infusions 24hrs/day. I then recovered at home for two weeks, before going back to the hospital for the next 5-day stay. This went on for 6 cycles or 18 weeks. By the time I finished chemo, I was so weak that I could only walk two or three steps at a time, and had to be placed in a wheelchair to go anywhere; e.g., from the car to the doctor's office. Fortunately, my health has improved dramatically since the chemo ended. At first, I graduated to a walker, and now I am walking on my own. The only issue with mobility that I'm having now is that I suffer from chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), and I've lost some feeling in my feet and lower legs. However, I'm currently going through physical therapy three times a week and things are slowly getting better. (Although I still walk like Frankenstein's monster, lol.)

Three weeks after the chemotherapy ended, I began four weeks of radiation treatments. The treatments are five days a week, Monday-Friday, but only last about 15 minutes. I've completed three weeks of treatments and have just 4 more individual sessions to go. My last session is December 18th and then I can try to return to a somewhat normal life for the first time in six months.

I had a PET Scan done after the chemo treatments ended and it appears that the main tumor has pretty much dissipated at this time. There is just some scarring left, which I'm told isn't dangerous. An echocardiogram showed that I still had a free-floating mass in my left ventricle, but it had been reduced substantially. I'll have another PET Scan and echocardiogram done in February to see what the status of everything is at that time.

Oh, and while all this was going on, I went to my dermatologist and was diagnosed with melanoma on my scalp. Fortunately, it was caught early (in situ) and completely removed, so I shouldn't have any further problems, but I will need to be monitored closely for awhile.

Well, that's about it for now. I'm just trying to get my strength back, as well as put back a few pounds. (I lost 30 pounds during chemo.) If the test results are good in February, I may even start planning some travel for later in the year!
Old 12-12-2017, 04:36 PM
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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Itís great to see you posting again, MMoB! I hope youíll feel more like Fred Astaire and less like Frankenstein very soon. I have a nice visual of you dancing up a wall and doing a back flip. You should work on that.

Last edited by jean_ji; 12-12-2017 at 05:47 PM..
Old 12-12-2017, 06:34 PM
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MMoB -- So glad to hear treatment is almost over! I hope things continue to improve for you with the PT and hopefully some weight gain. Between all your health issues and that terrible hurricane, you have had quite a year!

Just wondering, did anyone happen to catch the video of the woman in Denver who opened her car door in a parking spot and littered garbage out onto the pavement? Someone in a nearby car saw her and taped it, getting a good view of her car and decent view of the woman in the act of littering. This woman appeared to show no regard for the environment; just wanted the trash out of her car. The video was posted on Facebook and perhaps other places, like local news broadcasts. Well, this woman has been caught and arrested. Consequences must now be faced.

So sad about the Mayor of San Francisco, Ed Lee, passing away at just 65 years old. Heard on the news he was at the grocery store with his wife. Cardiac event, I think.
Old 12-12-2017, 08:56 PM
Location: Prescott AZ
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MMoB: You have been through hell for sure. Let's hope this is a new year with good health for you. I think I would have given up. If anyone ever says "chemo" to me, I am done. Best wishes...
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