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General Discussion / Re: WHERE IS EVERYONE???
« Last post by Pleeb on October 15, 2023, 09:57:33 pm »
I keep forgetting to check in.

My "main" forum used to be Mood's in the U.S., and about to close.  It used to be huge - it had 4-5 (?) moderators.

Lake, maybe I remember you......  I remember some of the people you mentioned.  BTW, I think Stenacron Man (sp.) goes by more than one nickname.  I think he was a fellow comic during the MDAO Laughing Like Crazy days......that's standup comedy by us "mentally interesting" people.

I went to an in person MDAO support group last year (?).  It was held in a room in the library just south of Yonge and Eglinton on the west side.

A health update with me - (old people (76) talking about their operations! ::))

I had skin cancer for the third time recently.  (25 or more years between the first and second "episodes").  I have had basal cell carcinoma - not so dangerous, but it has the habit of repeating sometimes....I'm an example.  The first two times:  laser treatment....only took minutes.
My recent time:  minor operation...local anesthetic.

Before the mini operation they told me to bring food, something to read...why?...because the operation takes 3-6 hours! :o :( :-\  They take slices of skin, and look at in under microscope in the next room....that's why it takes so long.  Then another slice of skin, and so on.  ("mohs surgery)

I was finished in 2 hours. ;)


General Discussion / Re: Back after a long time
« Last post by Lake on July 24, 2023, 02:15:31 pm »
I took a look at the member list and recognized a few names.

So in case any of the following people ever come back to read this, please know that I still appreciate the support and help I got from your posts in the past:

Dragonfly, momfeelinglost, Peace, Soozan, Stenacron man, and as previously mentioned Rich and Pleeb.

I also want to say that Paul M. was a major help very often, and I was super sad to hear of his passing. I know he is missed by many on this forum and elsewhere.
General Discussion / Re: WHERE IS EVERYONE???
« Last post by Lake on July 24, 2023, 01:47:45 pm »
I want to say thanks for this thread, even though it's from last year it shows somebody checks in here once in a long while!  I used to be on the previous MDAO forum but it appears all those posts are gone forever. Anyway I do recognize Rich and Pleeb as long time members, so hello to you and it's nice to read your posts  :)
General Discussion / Back after a long time
« Last post by Lake on July 24, 2023, 01:39:18 pm »
Hi, this is Lake. I used to be on the old version of this forum many years ago. I see no posts on here since 2022, but the forum still let me sign back in, so here goes.

I'm on another forum as well, and it's become super slow there too.  I'm just wondering where the people have migrated to, or whether forums just aren't "instant" enough with replies and interactions, given all the zoom meetings and such have kicked in since the pandemic.

Anyway, I'll give a shout out in particular to some of the members who may recall my from the past. Thanks to Rich and Pleeb for putting up the most recent - haha - 2022 posts, I was glad to see you did, it gave me a sense of familiarity  :)

I still have times of depression, not usually major anymore (hope it stays that way) and am struggling mood wise at the moment, which is what prompted me to come back on here.  If you read this, thanks!  Know that you aren't alone.

Going to check around the site now, just to keep me out of trouble for a while.
General Discussion / Dementia/ALzheimers....
« Last post by Pleeb on November 17, 2022, 05:48:32 am »
Anyone have exprience with above, or relatives.

I have a lot of exprience...lots of relative have Alzheimers.

I'm being gggd tested......I'll explain next time ...sorry....


MY keybaord isn';t working well......

General Discussion / Re: Any summer plans?
« Last post by Pleeb on September 27, 2022, 10:54:38 am »
Didn't go to Munich...hard to explain why.

I went to St. John's, Nfld.  Nice place, but small.  Nice scenery around the city.

One negative thing - my hotel was far from downtown, where the action is.

Re thick, hard to understand accents - I only met one person like that, but a lot of people had trouble understanding meee!

Highlight of my trip:  I was walking down the street, lugging heavy shopping bags.  A middle aged woman (a stranger) pulled over ahead of me, offered me a ride to my hotel!  How heart warming.  That would NEVER happen in Toronto...not sure about the rest of Ontario.

General Discussion / Re: Any summer plans?
« Last post by Pleeb on June 27, 2022, 02:17:35 am »
I changed my mind - instead of visiting cousin and then Hamburg, I'm going to Munich.

Cousin and Hamburg is too confusing.

Also, I chose Munich because it's kind of "exotic" - food, accent - probably hard to decipher!

General Discussion / Any summer plans?
« Last post by Pleeb on June 18, 2022, 07:36:43 am »
I was going to go to Germany for the first times since I was 3! the next few weeks.

I speak German (never spoke English to parents=they spoke lousy Englishl

I haven't spoken German in 20 years - no parents to speak with.  I'm 75 (years young)  I would explain this to people, which would open doors to further conversation with strangers.  They may be surprised I speak (rusty) German after all these years.

I hope to stay in a hotel for a few days, if they'll have me....partly because I'll feel like "I'm bargng in on them", since we're barely in touch, except for the odd email.

General Discussion / Re: WHERE IS EVERYONE???
« Last post by Pleeb on June 11, 2022, 08:02:23 am »
MDAO needs to advertise the online support group somehow.

General Discussion / Re: Anyone meditate or interested?
« Last post by Pleeb on June 11, 2022, 08:01:14 am »
et....Good for you!  Like I said, haven't felt different from meditating for two weeks....

But, right after I meditate I can tell I did well because Muse measured my brain waves (Muse told me I did), and after I meditate I feel slowed down for about 20 minutes. which is a nice feeling.  If someone knocked on my door, I would answer the door pretty slowly....which is a nice feeling.


Btw, when meditating, you may have intrusive thoughts that come out of nowhere.  All medication experts say to just ignore the intrusive thoughts.....don't worry about them.
Worrying about the instrusive thoughts is worse than the ACTUAL thoughts!  If that makes sense.
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