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1 Hello Ireland on 7/9/2012, 9:08 am

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First topic message reminder :



I have been busy setting up a PD branch in Roscommon, the nearest branch is in Galway, that is an hours drive from me.
Our first meeting is on the 12th Sept.
Lets hope we can help someone newly diagnosed with PD. as I had nobody to talk too, actually I did not know what PD was. "I FELT SO ALONE"


jb in Canada !!!!!!!!!!!!
to All !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


101 Re: Hello Ireland on 2/10/2013, 8:45 am

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Hello Tommy and welcome to pai forum Feel free to join in the chat any night between 8 and 10 and from 9 to 11 on saturday. PS Think we might have met on Sunday night last.

102 Re: Hello Ireland on 2/10/2013, 8:07 am

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First welcome TommyL to PAI..

Hi Marie thank you i'm doing fine will be better after tomorrow(i hope) when stitches are taken out..Seán is grand settled in accommodation and college of course i miss him house is quiet that's life i guess..
Take care everybody
Em:) 



103 Hello Ireland on 2/10/2013, 5:53 am

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hi, Ems, glad to see you back. How are you and how is Sean settling into College? Are you out and about again? Havent been out much recently ...had problems with swollen ankles but slowly getting back into the fray. Been a bit preoccuppied with builders and family matters. We must catch up one day. Love Marie xx

104 Re: Hello Ireland on 2/10/2013, 4:56 am

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Hello there, hope all is well, raining heavy here hope it's  better where ye are though it is october i suppose...anyway take care folks..Smile



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105 Self management on 29/9/2013, 10:53 am

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There is similar ideas running in parts of uk
see link below
If I'm being skeptical as is my nature  it's as much about saving costs
As caring /support
But if it helps I'm all for it
Gives back some control from this  #####. of parkinsons

http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/content/self-management-programme-path-through-parkinsons


On a lighter note and with JB s reference to winter coming
Have a look at our donegal version of Stonehenge
And the autumn equinox see the link below
Do you ever get up there Lucy ?
Seems  best time to be there is sunrise.
No problem for the insomniacs among us must head up there some time soon

Good days to all of you
Paddy

http://unknownswilly.wordpress.com/2013/09/24/autumn-equinox-2013/

106 Hello Ireland on 26/9/2013, 6:34 am

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Thanks Pmac. I have seen it.  Would be interested to know what people who look in here think.

My own view is that Mags argues a sound case for change but the approach she advocates does imply we take more responsibility for managing our PD symptoms thereby educating and empowering ourselves along the way. Unfortunately, the existing HSE culture when it comes to communication between patients and professionals and  professionals themselves is anything but transparent and certainly not one that encourages partnership based on trust. if the Netherlands can provide a first class service for PwP so can we. I hope these ideas are looked at in depth in Montreal and that they will help kick start much needed change for all who genuinely want to improve quality of life for those living with Parkinson's.

107 Media coverage on 26/9/2013, 5:53 am

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108 Good Morning Ireland on 25/9/2013, 4:59 pm

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Hi jb, it was so good to hear from you this morning and to get your email. Lucky you going to Montreal for the Congress. Hope you meet lots of interesting people and if possible..yes..the cure we've all been waiting for....lol.

Hello to everyone else here. i havent totally disappeared...just very busy with another irish website that some of you may be interested in taking a look at. Its www.move4parkinsons.com and you are very welcome to take a peek.  I havent forgotten PAI and I am up to date with subs so am trying to keep my house in order. i assume PAI will be sending a contingent to Montreal too. Anybody going?

While Im on here, a big hello to Ems.....thinking about you ems and  hope you are making a good recovery and that sean has settled down at College. It must be strange not having him there in the week but I I bet time flies.

Hello to Lucy...any more progress on the story line???? Your blog you did for M4P and for Pai was really good...anymore in the pipeline ??

Hope all good with everyone else who visits this site. I see  a lot of Katie and we both go to the Waterford Branch each Monday for a marathon session of Yoga, dance, music and song..Im exhausted for the rest of the week but its  most enjoyable and many thanks to teresa Peacock who organizes it. Teresa will be in Montreal next week so Enjoy yourself Teresa and I know you will be meeting up with Mags and possibly jB now that you know he will be there.

Take care and hope to hear all about it very soon.

Marie xxxx

109 Re: Hello Ireland on 25/9/2013, 1:15 pm

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Good morning to all,

Hard to imagine but summer has slipped by. The tomato plants are covered at night against the frost which has touched down a couple times already. The days are still warming up nice but goodbye summer. My garden did quite well this year. I'll not starve. I did apply for long term disability last week. Not willingly, but I cant seem to work enough to generate steady income. Darn old Parkinsons, you guys got a cure for it yet?

Good days to everyone

jb

110 Re: Hello Ireland on 12/9/2013, 8:08 pm

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Good morning all, welcome to Niamhc as Lucy says feel free to post or chat etc.. hope y're all ok..ems:) 

111 Re: Hello Ireland on 11/9/2013, 9:54 pm

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Hello and welcome to our new member Niamhc Feel free to post any questions that you may have and also you will find someone in chat every night from 8 to 10 so you are welcome to join in.

112 Re: Hello Ireland on 9/9/2013, 10:10 am

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Just checked out them photos Paddy Great photos of a great place He is a great photographer no doubt about it

113 Re: Hello Ireland on 9/9/2013, 9:15 am

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Hi all
 Well weekends over again
Seems like no time since that Friday afternoon feeling
Sounds like fun in athlone Lucy
Used to visit friends there  but even they said it was the dead centre of Ireland  geographically and socially. But that was a few years ago

Dunno why you woul leave donegal. :-)   This guy makes buncrana and inish owen look really good. Check out his photos. Here

https://www.facebook.com/inishowenart?ref=ts&fref=ts


Does u good to look at them
Take care
Hope you all are well
Have a good week

114 Social Gathering on 9/9/2013, 4:37 am

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Hi Ems and all. Had a brilliant time at the social gathering Met some lovely people It was just over too soon. On Saturday morning at 10 there was a talk given by a doctor with a knowledge of parkinsons and also by pd specialist nurse Alison and also a Q&A session. Then in the afternoon we had a set dancing and a yoga session and a lovely dinner on Saturday night and then entertainment afterwards. Met some lovely people Malcolm, Irene and mum and dad in law from Dublin you are just lovely people and I do hope we can meet again. Also Margaret and John from Cork I don't know about you but i'm ready for the next one lol.

115 Re: Hello Ireland on 6/9/2013, 6:44 pm

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Good morning to everybody, it's nice and sunny here (now) lol..

Lucy , hope you have nice weekend sorry i can't make it but let us know how it goes, enjoy!

Today is Seán's first day at College he was fine heading off, just me being weepy..lol..(think it's a mammy thing llol ... )
hi to Jb, Paddy, and Clem hope you are feeling better..

Take care all

Ems:) 

116 Re: Hello Ireland on 3/9/2013, 9:14 pm

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Hi everyone Just wondering if there was anyone going to the social gathering in Athlone at weekend. Hoping to meet some of you there. Have a good day.

117 Re: Hello Ireland on 2/9/2013, 6:01 am

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Hello there Jb, Paddy, Lucy and Clem and anybody else looking in..

Paddy good you are well, sorry to hear about your cousin,

Glad to hear Niamh is happy in secondary school Lucy,time goes so quickly
hard to believe Seán is starting college next week.

Jb always nice to hear from you...

Take care everyone
Ems:) 

118 Re: Hello Ireland on 31/8/2013, 1:55 pm

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Hey Paddy, glad you are good.

Sorry I got mixed up. Clem are you recovering from falling out of the attic?

How many Irish are landing in Canada every week? wowsers

I am and hour and a half by car from Toronto, 170 kilometres

Bedtime now..

119 Re: Hello Ireland on 31/8/2013, 10:06 am

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Hi JB lovely to hear from you again Yes the summer is well and truly over. My two children went back to school earlier in the week. MY daughter just started secondary school and my son is in his final year so a big year for him. There wasnt much of a summer here really mabey 3 or 4 good weeks. I am doing fine JB and I hope you are keeping ok and I sure hope Clem is recovering well after his accident. Ems and Sean are fine they stayed with me for a few days a few weeks back. Ps will the school survive with the three grandkids in the same building lol .I  can just see the newspaper headlines.

School ransacked  and teacher kidnapped she was found the following day in a hay shed belonging to a Mr JB JB claims he knew nothing about the kidnapping lol

JB WE know they are good boys really.

Hi Paddy hope you are doing ok Sorry to hear about our cousin 80 is a good age but you still dont like to see them going. 1000 thousand people a week Paddy and thats not talking about the ones going to america I dont know about you Paddy but I dont think I'll be leaving the island of Ireland lol Nobody would want me

120 Re: Hello Ireland on 31/8/2013, 9:36 am

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Hello All

Its quiet around here,   been a funny  few weeks for me , end of the holidays syndrome like JB mentions
I met the Canadian cousins for the first time in 10+ years  all based in Toronto dunno if that's near you JB
Sadly they were home for my  cousins funeral,  but a more positive/ confident  bunch i have not met before must be something in the air over there.

The cousin who died (he was in his 80's)  was my namesake
I hadn't thought about it before hand but a Surreal experience in the chapel when the priest asks every one to pray for you  ( Insert name here )  
i thought the wife standing beside me was going to faint !!!!

maybe a preview  LOL

Then last week one of our good neighbours a man in his 50's headed off to Canada in search of work.
The Cousin who was home has own construction company told me over 1000 Irish landing in Canada every week.

Must get a trip over some time its on my bucket list to see Naigra Falls so must save the pennies


to all of you
take care for now

Paddy

121 Goodbye Summer on 30/8/2013, 11:52 pm

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Good day to you all,

Well it is the end of the summer. The last weekend of summer holiday for school kids. Now is the time that young men and women go off to university here in Canada. I have a niece that must be getting aboard an airplane in Toronto to fly to Newfoundland to study anthropology as I type. Our three grandsons will be in a kindergarten to grade 8 school on Tuesday. The only time that the three boys will all be in the same building for school. It seems ages ago that I was going back to school. I walked a mile up a country road with my sisters to a country one room schoolhouse on my first day in 1964. Labour day weekend in Canada. End of the summer and launching pad for the upcoming year of education.

It has been hot here in Canada. Hard to work. Good for gardens and sleepy dogs that like to sleep in the shade. My garden has been productive and with only 2 of us in the house, I look for friends to give produce to. I still have vegetables in my freezer from last year. This week I ate fresh watermelon. I love nice cold watermelon. I saw in the flyers this week that watermelons were on sale in the local grocery store for a dollar eightynine. Sorta makes me wonder why I bother growing anything when it can be purchased so cheaply in the store. My aches and pains and efforts and work and seeds result in a pile of vegetables that can be purchased cheaply in the markets flown in from Mexico or someplace (garlic from China?). Doesn't matter, I will still grow stuff. But fresh veggies are cheap here in the stores and it is no wonder that people don't grow gardens. When I was a kid, everyone had a vegetable patch, but not now. Aaaagh, I talk like an old timer now.

So Paddy, how goes the recovery?

So I better get dressed and out and make the most of this last long weekend of summer (monday is a holiday). I hope everyone is fine and enjoys this day as best possible.

Best to All.

jb

122 Re: Hello Ireland on 26/8/2013, 5:17 am

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Hello there to all..internet's been so bad here over last few days i couldn't log in to PAI or anywhere else..aah well trouble's back again: lol!: 

Hope everybody's in good form take care
Em:) 

123 Re: Hello Ireland on 22/8/2013, 9:20 pm

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Good morning to everybody looking in..hope all is well, Jb great to hear from you and please don't be sorry for been absent from here as we all need a break every so often, Lucy are you home yet hope your enjoying/ or enjoyed your holiday..all is well here ,,take care guys.

Ems:) 

124 still here on 20/8/2013, 12:35 pm

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Hi Everyone.

Sorry I have been so absent from the pages.  I don't really know why, but I have pulled back from the computer a lot this year.  Anyways, I still care about you all and I will try to make more effort.

Congrats Sean, feeling better Paddy I hope, happy birthday recently Lucy, glad you keep things going here Em, and I chuckle about the hurling match Marie.  Hurling is slang for throwing up from too much beer over here. Hah, I'm sure that is not what your nephew's hurling match is about.

My garden is good this year.  Except the strawberries, I should of plowed them down and set out new ones last year.  But I have great potatoes, tomatoes are on now, green beans, carrots, ate corn this week, enough salad greens that I feel like  a rabbit, and it keeps growing.  Lots of beets, turnips, squashes will be ripe in the fall and I have several watermelons ready to eat just about, I think.  I hate picking them too early or late.  I will try my best to always be able to garden to some degree.

We are having a real string of clear weather here of late following a wet rainy July.  We did get hay in the barn last weekend for the horses.  I don't even know why we still have horses cause we don't ride them very often. Anyways, it was late in the season for the hay because it was so rainy this summer.

Bedtime soon.  I get tired but I want to go to sleep but I am the king of toss and turn.  Just get comfortable it seems and sleeping and then I awake with a cramp or have to go to bathroom.   Sometimes I wake up with achy joints and back and some nights feel like they go on forever.  Mr. Nightime is not my friend this summer.

I hope all is going ok for everyone over there. Or at least as good as possible.

Best to you all

jb

125 Re: Hello Ireland on 18/8/2013, 3:27 am

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Hello all,

Thank you ladies from Seán and myself for your wishes

Marie it was lovely meeting up with you and hubby today even if it was a quick chat..

Take care everbody..
Em:) 

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