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    Hi, Carol! How are you? I've been out of the WhatNext loop for a while. We are still getting settled. Then my husband hurt his leg and was on crutches. Long story. And I was driving him everywhere he needed to go. Fortunately, he's driving himself now. Anyway, there isn't anything much new. I just wanted to say Hi and see how you're doing. Hugs, Grace

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      Hi, Grace! I've been meaning to write you here. Thank you! I'm sorry your husband hurt his leg and his pain and the consequent extra work that fell on you during that time. Legs and feet are so essential! My own right knee has been bothering me for a few weeks, though it seems to be improving (I think first, second, and last about a breast met). I'm okay. Our apartment is finally getting to look okay - and remaining okay - so that's settling down. We'll see what happens with our landlord.

      I've quieted down a bit here on WN, too. I'm trying hard to stay off politics, though every so often....Doesn't change any minds that SHOULD be changed. I'm not even on Facebook as much. I guess that as we go into the darker and colder months - well, colder here in the East and North - maybe people are withdrawing more and protesting less?

      I just remembered that you live in California. I'm sorry I didn't think of you being in CA until just this minute, when I thought of the disastrous fires in the north. I just Googled and saw that you're near Sacramento and not near the fires. I should've asked before now how you were doing.

      Hugs, Carol

      1 day ago
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      Hi, Carol! So what do you think you did to your knee? I've got a knee issue as well. It was bothering me during exercise classes so I just modified what I was doing. Then it started bothering me on a routine basis so I finally saw an orthopedic doc. He and the physical therapist are both stumped so I'm going to have an MRI. The ortho initially said he thought it is a muscle issue but also said it could be some type of growth and I said, "What?! Like what type of growth?!" Sheesh. He is confident it would not be a cancerous growth. Don't know how he can know that but whatever. The MRI will tell.

      What's the status of your apartment? Does the landlord have to make some type of "approval" or what?

      You're right. The minds that need changing seem to be slammed shut. And locked. The news continues to be a daily dose of woe. I can hardly stand it sometimes. I keep listening/reading, though, because I'd rather be informed - depressing as it is.

      We moved in July but not that far from where we were before. (Thanks for reminding me. Your mention reminded me to change my zip code on WhatNext.) We could see and smell smoke but, thank heavens, were not in danger. It really is a terrible situation. Both northern and southern California have been affected.

      Hugs, Grace

      about 10 hours ago
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      Grace, I bet your knee problem is nothing serious, though I know you'll be much more relieved when you know what's wrong. My longtime partner, Bernard, had something wrong with his knee at least a decade ago. When he saw an orthopedist, the doctor said Bernard shouldn't have even an X-ray, let alone an MRI, because "So many things show up on those that aren't serious but may need further tests." Or something like that. I forgot what was wrong with his knee, but it got better. Of course, women have more problems with our knees than do men with theirs (or ours!). And since your doctor recommends an MRI, of course you need to get one. I thought I'd need one, too, if my knee kept hurting, but it seems to be improving. Then again, these knee problems tend to recur. Let me know how you are.

      I don't know how I hurt my knee or back of knee (both hurt). I'mma old!

      I didn't realize that both Northern and Southern California were damaged. I haven't been alert to what's happening these last weeks. As you do, I still pay attention to the political turmoil, but even there I'm withdrawing from it more than before.

      My, our, apartment is under siege by a new (one-year now) landlord who discovered that we had a hoarding situation in our place. Newspapers and plastic bags, no food or worse (no vermin or insects, either). Bernard is the one who hoards. I hated living that way but couldn't get him to do anything. Well, the landlord WAS able to get him to divest our apartment of junk, under threat of eviction. We have a rent-stabilized apartment in a beautiful, brownstone neighborhood in Brooklyn where rents have soared. The landlord tried to buy out all the rent-stabilized tenants, but most of us are staying put (nowhere to move, as everything else isn't rent-stabilized and is very expensive). So, now Bernard and I have monthly apartment inspections. Our place is looking much better.

      Whew.

      Hugs and let me know about your knee,
      Carol

      about 7 hours ago
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