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    my "pain in the butt" story!

    Hello friends! I've been absent for a while, but couldn't help it... Last Wed morning, my 8 yr old and I were sprucing up the kitchen. Well, my part involved vacuuming baseboards while he used a "magic eraser", quite the little helper bee! And I just HAD to vacuum a little more... Not unlike...
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    needed: w/c accessable van

    Greetings friends! As many of you know, I have had ALS for 16 months. My legs are starting to fail me at times, dang it! So the ALS Assn let me borrow a power w/c. It is great! It's a Quantum 600. Now for the problem... It won 't fit in my van with me in it! So I'm wondering if anyone out...
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    Aug 2009 ALS clinic visit

    My dear friends, I should be pistol-whipped for my 3 week forum vacation!:lol::lol::lol: 8/4/09 was my ALS clinic visit in Indy. I hadn't been since 2/09-oops- too many things going on in May- then wanted to wait for Medicare to kick in. So they were all worried about my 23lb wt loss in 6...
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    brendapals' update!

    My dear friends, So many have asked where I have been-and I thank you. Now, are ya'll ready for my timetable? 1/09 middle son, Avery, makes the high school varsity baseball team, with a full schedule of games that ended on 6/2/09 3/09 oldest son, Evan, wins indoor state track meet in pole...
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    physical therapy questions

    Well, I finally have decided I probably need some help from physical therapy. My index fingers, both, are curled 80% of the time now, so I don't think my oval 8's are enough support? Also my toes on my left foot are beginning to curl, slightly, so I thought maybe I could "nip it" before it...
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    pray for a state champion!

    Good morning friends! I thought I would put out a note about our oldest son, Evan. He will be going with the high school track team to the state outdoor track meet tomorrow. Many of you may know, he is the pole vaulter in the family. And, yes, hubby and I are making the trip, about 100 miles...
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    my wonderful boys!

    Hello all, I sit here in the peace and quiet, and what can I say? Yep, those boys,gotta love em! Evan graduates in 2 weeks, and has changed college choices this week. He hasn't mailed announcements yet- AARRG:lol:GGGGGHHHHHHHH more reason for me to turn gray! Avery got to play 1 inning in a...
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    2009 Senior Prom !

    Yes, everyone, I DID IT!............I practiced 2 nights a week for an hour for 5 weeks, and tonight was the Senior Prom for our oldest son, Evan. We waltzed together in the parent/senior waltz, it was awesome of course. He didn't step on my feet, and I didn't fall or...
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    Medicare for my 49th birthday!

    First of all, most of you know what an odd sense of humor I have sometimes...:roll::roll: Now for the good news- I got my official notice from social security yesterday, and am happy to FINALLY say I was approved! I was denied in Dec because of my work history, not because of ALS. I found...
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    student of the year!

    OK folks, one little secret, this story is NOT about one of my boys! I opened an email yesterday from the secretary at the local community college where the Murray State Univ has a "satelite" campus. Are ya'll ready for this............... I was nominated , and received, the Extended Campus...
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