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   Posted 7/29/2009 12:39 AM (GMT -6)   
What one thing could you not live without? We're talking about a modern convenience and you use your definition of 'modern'. For some it may be a refrigerator and others might choose a computer. Right now I have a lot of ideas going around my head and each one is eliminated, one at a time. rolleyes Then I get another idea idea and out it goes. It's very late at night so I will choose my idea tomorrow. confused

You go first! What modern convenience can't you live without?
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   Posted 7/29/2009 12:45 AM (GMT -6)   
hmm this is a HARD one, and i cant really decide on one thing, but im going to hav a go at it... I would need, and i mean NEED my animals and my mom... ok that is two, and animals is plural but if i had to narrow that one down, it would be my cat... But if it helps they are both for the same reasons! My mom is sooo supportive, no she doesnt understand, and sometimes says hurtful things... but she trys, and that makes it all ok... and my cat for the same reasons, and i really do think she understands everything, knos exactly what i need and when i need it, and she just understands me and my pain and it doesnt matter to her, and i do not kno if this made sense, but everyone who has an animal, u know wat i mean! :) and even lik food, or water, i would so much rather be dehydrated and starving than not having my mom or my kitty! For me at least!

Sorry for going on so long, and not technically awnsering the question....haha but thats my best!
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   Posted 7/29/2009 12:53 AM (GMT -6)   
For me there is no doubt about it!!! It is the computer of course!! , Without it I would not have met any of you here at this forum. Without it I would never have met Chutzie, and if I would not of met her, then I would not have found out about HealingWell and this CP forum, and without this CP forum, well this forum and all of you here at this forum have enriched my life beyond measure at a time in my life when I not only felt alone, but everythng seemed to be crumbling down around me! All there was is me and my pain! This little machine with a TV like screen and a key board attached to it, has connected me to a world of people that I never knew existed! People that I can share with, people that understand me and I them!
It's all of YOU Here! yeah

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Post Edited (White Beard) : 7/28/2009 11:57:13 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 7/29/2009 12:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow. This IS a hard one. I mean it seems we should be allowed to choose in at least two categories! LOL Not having a refrigerator would be pretty hard on everyone I bet, along with a toilet!!! :-)

But there are other kinds of needs, like White Beard and Mystic have given.

I have to think about this one a bit if I only have to choose ONE!


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   Posted 7/29/2009 9:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I do love my computer but at the moment I would have to say I can't live without my kindle.  I love to read.  I lost that for such a long time after a flare.  I just could not keep my eyes on the page unless the print was very large.  The large print books at the library are hard to get in all books. 
I can read anything on the kindle list.  I love that dang thing.  I read without eye fatigue at all.  I can read for hours just like before my dx.  I LOVE IT.  Makes me feel normal again.
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   Posted 7/29/2009 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I could not do without "Electricity" peroid ....
So that's my one thing, everything else just plugs into it...hehehehe
but after going 4 days without power after Ike last year, no way...
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   Posted 7/29/2009 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I cannot live without the TV.
I know, I know, but I DID live without it for 2 years....actually, I lived without electricty & running water for 2 years as well, but the TV I missed the most. Now I have it on all the time...even just the background noise is soothing.
(PS: I wasnt homeless or anything, but lived on a cattle ranch in souther Cal.)

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   Posted 7/29/2009 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   

What modern convenience can't you live without?

   Dear Chutz,

     Running hot water! So I guess water heaters smilewinkgrin



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