Nostalgic reminiscions of a man I used to know.

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Postby TwistedHelix » Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:18 am

While looking up "fungent" to see if it's a real word or not, I came across this website which I think is really funomenal:

Great word, Loobie!
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Postby AllyB » Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:57 pm

Hey guys

Thanks for the words of wisdom - given me something to ponder.

I am stuck again following a recent exacerbation - just when I had started to get a handle on life following my retirement because of disability (which was a physical relief but an emotional loss) - now there are more losss to deal with. Your insight has really helped - it struck a cord for me and although I am just picking up this thread now - I wanted to let you all know that you switched on a light bulb for me. :lol:
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Postby Wonderfulworld » Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:46 am

Very interesting thread on acceptance and loss...

I have thought that MS is like speeding up the ageing process wildly - so you may have to deal with a dodgy bladder, wobbly legs, extreme fatigue, cognitive decline all at 30 instead of 90.

When I was looking into adopting a little one I thought my MS would go against me, but to my surprise the social worker said that it wouldn't - they would take a view on how I coped with change, stress and did I access help and information. That really changed how I looked at things.
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Postby cheerleader » Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:17 am

Exactly. I've watched my dear husband age twenty years in a five year period. I stopped dyeing my hair this year, so we'd "match."
We also share a rather dark sense of humor...
Our latest MS quip,
"40 is the new 60!!!"

our humor helps with acceptance...
kids also help.

Husband dx RRMS 3/07
dx dual jugular vein stenosis (CCSVI) 4/09
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Postby MrsGeorge » Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:10 am

You don't have to stop being funny or happy because you have MS. As for passion for life, you could use it as motivation to get more from life. MS doesn't change who you are, just how you are.

As for wanker - not that I am aware of!! :D

but it's a great word - I'm English - it has to be a favourite insult! It doesn't actually mean literally someone who masturbates, more just someone who is an arsehole - usually a selfish one at that!
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Postby Loobie » Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:15 am

I watched an english movie this weekend called "Death at a Funeral" (very funny by the way) and one of the main characters was having some road rage and the insult was followed by "you wanker!". All I could do was laugh.
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Re: Nostalgic reminiscions of a man I used to know.

Postby Grumpster » Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:11 pm

Somehow this old post came up on my profile today. It has been a while since I originally posted, but much still remains the same for me. I have learned to live better with the MS crap, but the fire and passion for life, the happy fun guy, not so much. My wife told me I am always grumpy again last night (thus my user name). I try not to be and I do strive for a better tomorrow. I just got another treatment of now called Lemtrada. Perhaps that can slow down the monster and maybe I will even get a little bounce from it. My right leg has decided not to play along with the rest of my body and my disability is becoming pretty apparent.

The ray of light is there seems to be a lot of good research going on right now. Perhaps we will all see something significant sometime soon?!

Best to y'all
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Re: Nostalgic reminiscions of a man I used to know.

Postby Punchy » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:46 am

But are you still a good wanker?

It ain't easy. I can offer only solidarity, friend.
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Re: Nostalgic reminiscions of a man I used to know.

Postby koneall » Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:13 pm

It's hard to feel sorry for someone who lives in "S. California". I lived in San Diego when I was young and still miss it. I spent 10 years in South Louisiana and experienced the mess Texans are dealing with now. I moved to Wyoming where is snows 10 months out of the year. And no, it's not a winter wonderland. The wind blows constantly all year no matter the season. Wyoming is a native word meaning 'windy damn place'.
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