Hello! I enjoyed your messages immensely! I really admire you also. I came here to the nursing home 3 years ago today (my late father's birthdate). I was in a wheelchair when I first came here, but medication helped get me back on my feet after a while. It may stop working some day; but, luckily, it's still working to this day. So the doctor keeps me on the same meds. On my last job, I was a proofreader for a Shetland Sheepdog magazine called "Sheltie Pacesetter." It had international readership and was published every 2 months. They have a website where you can view the magazine. Take care of yourself and write when you can. *HUGS* Phyllis :)
PART ONE: Hi myroom: I adore your nom de plume! I hardly ever make a friend request because physical challenges make it hard to be here often. I am 61. I have Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (unfortunately also known, through slang, as Chronic Fatigue Sydrome.) It is properly known as M.E. It is properly known as an immune deficiency illness and that is very close to that of M.S. I have been mostly bedbound for six years, and live in a facility for actors that have fallen ill. (I bean as an actress.) I can’t afford to keep cats any longer, but I used to always have two. I confess to a weakness for Maine Copns. A dear friend of mine has Parkinson’s, so I know it takes gallantry, courage and humour (Canadian spelling—sorry!) to handle it. I admire you!
PART TWO Like you, I was once in publishing, as a factchecker of long-form monthly journalism, a line editor, occasional indexer and constant writer. The only way I could adjust to cheezlanguage was by remembering a humourous cat book I once read in which a human found a mysterious note in the hallway, horribly misspelled. It was typed, and it turned out that the cat’s paws did not allow it to hit a single key at a time. Result: an “e,” for instance, would become an “ew” or “er.” Reading many typed cat notes this way eased the transition! I don’t message much, and often am not fast in respond, but I did relate to your bio so much that I wanted to friend you. I hope the site gives you lots of joy. You certainly deserve it.