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Kennedy's Disease Chat Transcript   11-05-2011

Topic:  Open Forum

Host:  Terry Waite

 

UTE
How you doing Terry?
TerryW
I am doing good,  how about you?
TerryW
[Going to be a long winter
TerryW
[b][i]Too early in the season to be this cold and to have snow here
UTE
Nearly snowed in today... glad I went to arrands and computer class yesterday
TedA
Kennedy's Disease Chat
TerryW
]Hi Dan, ted
TerryW
[Supposed to get more snow tonight
DanT
Good morning all, chilly today in SW FL, 55 when I woke up
TerryW
]cold all over
TerryW
[Hi Gary from Kansas :)
TedA
Hi Dan
Gary_KC
Good morining. This is Gary joining in Kasnas City. It is 46 degrees with overcast this morning.
Bruce
Good Morning
TerryW
[b][i]Hi Bruce
Gary_KC
Hi Terry.
TedA
Hi Terry
Gary_KC
Hi Bruce.
TerryW
[hi Ted
TerryW
]We have a good list of people attending the KDA conference this week
Bruce
Big game today!  I can't wait.
TedA
Chilly in VA this am.     37 when I went out to meet friends for breakfast
DanT
Wish I could attend, maybe next year
TerryW
]:)
Bruce
Yes, Terry, close to 60 associates and doctors.
TerryW
[yes
TerryW
[Does anyone have anything special they want to chat about today?
Bruce
John Coakley has one session that sounds really interesting.  He has asked builders and remodelers to come and talk with individuals about modifying their houses to make them more accessible and safer.  What a great idea.
Stan
Good morning everyone
TedA
I was going and even had a room booked until my neice said her wedding is 11/11 in CA
TerryW
iTed is she getting married at 11/11/11 at 11:11:11 seconds?
Bruce
The KDA forum has had some interesting topics these last couple of months.  If you haven't checked it out in a while, do so.
TedA
11/11/11 at about 5 pm
TerryW
]Heard Andy Rooney died :(
TedA
Yes, was reading about that before i got on the caht
TedA
chat
Bruce
Yup, I saw his last program.  He must have known.
TerryW
]He had a surgery that he did not recover from very well
TerryW
]a month ago
Bruce
At 92, the body does not heal like it used to.
UTE
Did they say what his ailment was besides being 92
DanT
On his last show it looked like he had some weakness on the left side of his face
TerryW
]did not say
TerryW
[cat in my lap now, hard to type
Bruce
Speaking of the conference, some of the researchers are going to have some interesting updates.  Dr. Lieberman and his team just published an interesting paper that they will report on.  We are also have 2 and possibly all 3 of the research grant recipients there this year.
UTE
A dog stealing my papers made me have to leave to chase him with my powerchair down the hall
TedA
I may have that happen soon as I will be adpoting a cat when I return form CA
TerryW
ha ha
TerryW
animals are great pals for us
Bruce
We have two strays that are now indoor cats and one dog that was a stray.  They are all great critters.
TerryW
They hear are frustrations and just take it all in
Bruce
But, cat's do love keyboards.  If I am not paying enough attention to them, one will sit right on the keyboard so I cannot type.  Smart!
TerryW
they think I want to play with them when they see me crawling down the hall LOL, when actually I am looking for a place to get back up.
TedA
I fell several years ago, sat up and my cat got in my lap.
TerryW
they were checking if you were ok
Bruce
I saw aheadline this week that Toyota was introducing a new product to help the elderly walk.  I was hoping to see more, but so far nothing.  I believe it is the product we chatted about a year or two ago that allows for taking stairs and walk distances.
TedA
Gave me time to rest before working to get up.
UTE
Terry, it's times like that that I wish I still had the alaskan malamute husky instead of pomeranian to pull me up
TerryW
I saw that on the news last week,  still bulky but it worked
TedA
I am getting a new chiar from the V A.    Manual chair that has motors on both wheels, battery and joy stick
TerryW
UTE  my dogs are 127 lbs and they help me when I fall, they are right there and I can but my hand on their hind end right above their tail to help me get back up and regain my balance
TerryW
put
TerryW
cool ted
TedA
Can take it apart and put in a car for traveling
UTE
My dog marshmellow is only 6 to 7 lbs
TerryW
You should see when I have to take them both to the vet alone
TerryW
the vets come out to my truck and help with them
TerryW
Hijack
TerryW
Don't arrest me LOL
jack
HELLO ALL
TerryW
Huge asteroid passsing between the earth and the moon this weel.  wear a hemet
Bruce
Welcome Jack
TerryW
week
UTE
I can imagine at the Vet...my dog wants to take on all the rest of the dogs and is banned from petsmart groomers for trying to attack their tools
TerryW
1/4 mile in size
jack
I have a hard head
jack
Who all are going to the convention?
Bruce
Jack, we mentioned earlier that about 60 researchers and associates will be attending.
TerryW
about 42 KD individuals & their spouses, 18 doctoors
jack
Tyerry are you and the wife coming?
TerryW
not this year :( probabaly next year depending on health
jack
I guess my daughter bought some of hefr cameria equipment
TerryW
Jack we never heard back from her?
TerryW
after we gave her the shipping amount
TerryW
have her let us know
jack
I will call her today.
TerryW
we still have it
TerryW
Susanne just shot a wedding last week
TerryW
1400 photos
jack
Let me call her when she gets home and find out.
UTE
Stan, have you gotten any snow?
TerryW
GAry how are you doing?
Stan
Not yet.
TerryW
you also Dan?
jack
I saw some of the photos.
Gary_KC
Terry, Yes. I am listening your talks.
TerryW
Gary do you have any hobbies?
jack
I just wanted to say hello. Have to go and get some stuff to go to the convention
TerryW
ok, bye
jack
You all have a great day
Gary_KC
I have no pets. My hobby is watching TV and Internet.
TerryW
Thank god for the internet,  Helps us a lot
TerryW
On TV we get a channel on Direct TV that is called the Documentary channel, It is very good
Bruce
There was an interesting article about memory.  It said the younger generation does not retain information like the older generations do.  It is because they have phones and the computer to access the information on the internet.  There was no need to retain it.  Interesting.
TerryW
Interesting
Bruce
It makes a lot of sense.  Since speed dial, I don't remember a lot of phone numbers.  It is available so I don't need to try to remember them.
UTE
No wonder some teens are really out-of-it these days
DanT
heading out to lunch, have a good time at the convention all, and take a min on 11/11 to remember Veterans. Bye for now
DanT
Connection reset by peer
TerryW
I watch on TV the jay leno show and he does a skit called Jay Walking where he goes out on the street and asks common questions on history and current events and it's amazing what people DON'T know
TerryW
bye dan
Bruce
The other thing that was interesting is that the social communications skills of the younger generation were not good.  It is because of instant messaging and all the time they spend on the phone or computer.  I had wondered about that before because you see so many living on their phone ... texting.
TerryW
that is sad
UTE
A problem that needs a solution
TerryW
I have a Samsug Galaxy tab that I take into town when I am alone for lunch.  It auto finds acessible hotspots.  very neat
Bruce
Of course, my father thought it was the end of the world when the Beatles came to America.
UTE
I think I'm still in the dark ages... what are accessible hot spots
Bruce
Ute, this is a G rated chat.  Sorry!
UTE
oops
Bruce
Good Morningn Aristotele
Bruce
Are you joining us from South America?
TerryW
UTE,  its places that have a wireless internet connection that I can tahe my hand held PC to and get an internet connection for use
aristotelesanato
Hi Bruce, haw are you?
Bruce
Doing well, thanks for asking.  How are things with you.
aristotelesanato
Fine, i am in Venezuela,
Bruce
This is your spring right?
Bruce
Well guys, I need to get some things done this morning before I settle into my lazyboy to watch some football.  Take care, stay upright, and be healthy.
UTE
What time is it in Venezuela?
aristotelesanato
now is 10:48 am, and the weather is hot...
TerryW
Freezing her in California
TerryW
10:48
TerryW
?
Stan
Bye Ute. Got things to do.
TerryW
bye
aristotelesanato
somebody speak spanish??
TerryW
No,  sorry
aristotelesanato
were are you Tetty?in Usa
TerryW
California,
TerryW
It's gone quiet
aristotelesanato
is y fisrt time in this chartoom, What is the main topic? disease Kennedy?
TerryW
Anything you want to chat about today
TerryW
I wish this chatroom had language conversion
TedA
So get language conversion added Terry
TerryW
Don't know that they have it.  I will have to check into that
TedA
It would open up the chat to a lot more people
TerryW
]yes
aristotelesanato
i am agree...
Gary_KC
Sound good idea.
TerryW
I will check into it
TedA
Let us know what you find out
TerryW
Well folks my chat time is about over
TerryW
ok ted
TerryW
see you all again in 2 weeks
UTE
So long all...till next time...have to go let in the dog
Gary_KC
Thank Terry.
TedA
Bye every one. Stay up right
TerryW
Goodbye friends
Gary_KC
Bye all until the next chat.
aristotelesanato
Bye, greetins and health to all---