Good morning I hope it stops raining - well its raining here in downtown Nash Mills [just over the boundary from Apsley]. I have finally sold my old house and it has come just in the nick of time as next month I would have been right up guano creek withut a paddle or the dollars to make the payment on the bridging loan that enabled us to move in February and not lose the house we are now in. Thanks for the emails peeps they sure meant a lot. Have been very busy with work and my arthritis has not been an issue since my second hip replacement last year when I discovered this thread, but I still like to pop in at times as it is a more entertaining thread than the pd one - parkinson's forr those new peeps who may not know me.
How is everybody? Lots of new faces it seems and that's good.
Been following your primaries and conventions with interest - its ok thread police not going political merely observational - we get a lot of coverage over here, much more than you get of our potical conferences etc. Mind you, have watched Fox News now and then for a laugh and all they are short of is Homer Simpson reading the news such is its grasp of foreign affairs. What you may not have heard about is research currently being undertaken at a British University Hospital into an injectable 'cure' for RA. I shall try and find the report in the 'Guardian Online' newspaper and put it in a link. I cannot remember how it is supposed to work but it is supposed to repair the auto immune system in aa way not possible up to now. I believe they are only in the early stages of research but early indications are very encouraging and the finished product may be as close as 5 years away - but we all know the types of thins that can suddenly go awry in research right up to the last minute - but fingers crossed eh?
All teh usual partners in crime how are you? My road trip is still on course for next July so get those mattresses ready and evict the dog from his basket cos the bear is coming. Yally you can brush up on your chatlines to hotel maitre d's and reception staff. Erin, I have every intention off hitting NY so you and hunny better start getting the beer in now.
Boo how do I get to Oklahoma? Turn left at Alberquerque as Bugs Bunny would say? Yally does it snow in July and do I need to bring a pully? [that's local vernacular in Liverpool for a pullover or a woolly jumper but that may confuse you even more and its nothinng to do with sheep doing the high jump.]
Why not pay a visit to teh forum I am active in in the UK - PDUK for people with PD - see what a bunch of pd-ers do for each other - very similar to you guys, a good bunch who talk about everything and anything as well as pd.
Time to do the shopping and ironing so its time to wake Momma Bear - ONLY JOKING - this is an equality zone where we all share and take turns aand its my turn for domestic duty this weekend.
Have a great weekend and I'm just putting my aqualung on to swim down to the supermarket.
Stay well everybody.