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#313513 - 08/12/19 05:40 PM The Challenge of Returning
itstarted Offline
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Registered: 01/27/03
Posts: 6428
Loc: Florida/Illinois
In the way of an apology... After being away, coming back is a bit difficult. Diving in to threads that have dozens of posts means a lot of catching up... and some embarrassment when it's like... "Oh!, we already discussed that."

So... just a little bit of catch up on where this ancient soul has been.

My dear wife jeanie and I are now age 83, and living in in our CCRC... "Liberty Village of Peru, IL". Absolutely happy reasonably healthy, and busy with life. If you look at our home, you'll see the full service retirement campus. We live in one of the Villa's, which we own... and will be able, as needed to move into the Apartments, Assisted Living, Nursing Home or Alzheimer Unit. (The picture on the website of a Villa with roses out front, is our home). Go to the "services" link.

Our CCRC

Currently I am in Stage 4 of Alzheimer's, which is not as bad as it sounds. Strange thing... while quickly forgetting recent and some earlier events in our life, the deeper intellect and curiosity, is still in fairly good shape.

Spend more time than necessary watching TV news, (both sides of the fence) but we're able to spend some exercise time at AJ's fitness Center, to stay in physical shape.

I have been posting on various websites, but without politics... I miss that.

Current interests:
AI
Meatless (not vegetarian)
20 year forward look @ our country
Financial security
International news

No longer:
-Go to our Woodhaven Lakes Camp regularly
-Go to Florida (sold our home in Lake Griffin Harbor)
-Ride my bike 15 to 25 miles/day
-Do as much socially as we used to (more content to stay home).
... and get this! WORRY
Looking forward to getting back in the fray.

Life is Good! smile










Edited by itstarted (08/12/19 05:45 PM)
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#313520 - 08/12/19 07:05 PM Re: The Challenge of Returning [Re: itstarted]
pdx rick Offline
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Registered: 05/09/05
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Loc: Puget Sound, WA


Welcome back Cousin It. smile
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#313525 - 08/12/19 09:57 PM Re: The Challenge of Returning [Re: itstarted]
pondering_it_all Offline
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Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 8731
Loc: North San Diego County
Hi itstarted,

Welcome back. You certainly seem in good shape mentally for Stage 4. I have MS so I have a few scars in my brain, too. I went blind in a quarter of my visual field for a couple of weeks, but my brain rewired. My only lasting defects seems to be the correct vowels to use in ambiguous words, and a pretty complete inability to recall Natalie Portman's name! Funny the things you lose. Almost entertaining.

Along the lines of your "meatless" interest, I just saw that my local supermarket has Beyond Meat patties for making burgers. Only problem is they cost $14 per pound! They come in two patty packages so you can try them for just $7 to see if they are any good. But for less than $14 per pound I can get grass-fed beef, Angus, or Bison.

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#313528 - 08/12/19 10:21 PM Re: The Challenge of Returning [Re: itstarted]
Mellowicious Offline
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Registered: 05/03/06
Posts: 9624
Loc: flyover country
Hello, it started. I know what you mean about catching up - may only be here long enough to say hi, myself.

But thank you - you give me hope. Someone dear to me also has Alzheimer's, and I hope she'll do as well as you have.. It's a pleasure to see you again.
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#313529 - 08/12/19 10:30 PM Re: The Challenge of Returning [Re: itstarted]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline

It's the Despair Quotient!
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Registered: 08/03/04
Posts: 14166
Loc: Whittier, California
Cousin It, I tried the Serial 7's test for the first time about five years ago and scared the crap out of myself, until I remembered that I always stunk at math.

But it was very difficult! I wonder if even a person with better than average math skills might balk at it.

Yesterday I spent the better part of two hours struggling to remember the word "hagiography". You see, I've been struggling over the innumerable hagiographies being penned about a certain elected official with better than average wealth and better than average reality TV accomplishments. Someone convinced him that
the movie "Being There" was a direct route to world conquest, and then someone convinced a few million Americans that Chance the Gardener would be the one to lead our country.
And Chance had dyed his hair a very ugly color!

Then I woke up, and I realized it wasn't a dream.
Maybe the entire country has Stage Four and they don't know it!

ouch eek2
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#313532 - 08/12/19 10:53 PM Re: The Challenge of Returning [Re: itstarted]
Mellowicious Offline
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Jeffrey - thanks for your mention of serial 7s - can't do it at all, and thought I was the only one.
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#313534 - 08/12/19 11:20 PM Re: The Challenge of Returning [Re: Mellowicious]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline

It's the Despair Quotient!
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 08/03/04
Posts: 14166
Loc: Whittier, California
Originally Posted By: Mellowicious
Jeffrey - thanks for your mention of serial 7s - can't do it at all, and thought I was the only one.


OMG this is like Christmas in August!!!
Welcome back Julia!!

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#313536 - 08/12/19 11:31 PM Re: The Challenge of Returning [Re: itstarted]
Mellowicious Offline
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Registered: 05/03/06
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Loc: flyover country
Just following It's example. I might not be around a lot - busy practicing my 7s - but I'll stick my head in from time to time. Thanks for the welcome.
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#313537 - 08/12/19 11:40 PM Re: The Challenge of Returning [Re: itstarted]
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Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 8731
Loc: North San Diego County
I can still do 5 star sudokus, even with some holes in my brain. I just can't spell sudoku right without looking it up! Thank God for Google.

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#313539 - 08/12/19 11:54 PM Re: The Challenge of Returning [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Loc: One of the Mexicos
Originally Posted By: Jeffery J. Haas
..."Being There"...


Can't help myself... Old friend Donal liked to say, "Avoidance is the next best thing to not being there."
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