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Casem
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 10/30/2007 8:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Wen
I just wanted to check in and see how you were doing! I hope you enjoyed your yardwork last week, but the weather has started to change around here this week....time to pull the winter coat out!
 
We both got our manicures on the same day! I chose a festive orangish/red for my toes and a boring neutral for my nails. I would love to see your festive nails, too!
 
I saw the posts by Mr.T and Sukay, too! We would love to hear from you!
 
Keep us posted!

 
Casem
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wen4003
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Total Posts : 1193
   Posted 11/1/2007 1:59 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Casem,

Thank you so much for asking about me.  I've had a couple of rough days this week, but the week is getting better.  I've bbeen busy trying to figure what to do with my 15 year old son and school.  He's just not doing well and he is able to do so much better.  So I have just enrolled him in a local charter small that I think/hope will fit his needs better.  Of course I'm hoping he will gain more confidence in himself and he will be able to see his own potential.  I have been pretty busy with that this week and now it's settled, he starts tomorrow.

As for other things, my anxiety has been all over the place, as well as my moods.  But I'm trying to take thing a day at a time and see what happens.

Again thanks for asking and I'll try not to be amongst the "missing" for too much longer - lol.

Take care,

Wen


Agoraphobia, Barrett's Esophagus, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Panic/Anxiety Disorders, Restless Leg Syndrome, Severe Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea, Social Anxiety and PTSD
 
Meds: Ambien CR, Ativan, Flexeril, Lamictal, Lexapro, Neurontin, Nexium, Requip, Ritalin ER
 

A slip of the foot you may soon recover,

but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.

Benjamin Franklin

 


Mr.T
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 133
   Posted 11/1/2007 5:15 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello Wen,

I too was concerned that I hadn't heard from you. I am sorry to hear about your ups and downs. I hope that you are feeling a bit better now.  I know it's rough and not so easy to bounce back.  My best wishes to you and hope that all goes well with you and your son.  I also got this email and thought it was pretty cute.  I hope you enjoy it.

An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole
which she carried across her neck.
One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always
delivered a full portion of water.

At the end of the long walks from the stream to the house, the cracked pot
arrived only half full.

For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only
one and a half pots of water.
Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments.

But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable
that it could only do half of what it had been made to do.

After two years of what
it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the woman one day by the
stream.
'I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak
out all the way back to your house.'

The old woman smiled, 'Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of
the path, but not on the other pot's side?'

'That's because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower
seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water
them.'

'For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate
the table.

Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to
grace the house.'

Each of us
has our own unique flaw. But it's the cracks and flaws we each have that make
our lives together so very interesting and rewarding.

You've just got to take each person for what they are and look for the good
in them.

SO, to all of my friends, have a great day and remember to smell the
flower s on your side of the path!



Post Edited By Moderator (olivia of course) : 11/2/2007 3:08:15 PM (GMT-6)


wen4003
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1193
   Posted 11/2/2007 6:02 AM (GMT -7)   

Dear Casem, Jery, and Sukay,

Again thank you for checking up on me to see how I'm doing.  I've been pretty busy this week trying to figure out what to do with my son and school for him.  Of course, all of this increased my anxiety ten-fold, I really don't know how I've gotten through this with out having an anxiety attack.  But I did get through it and have now enrolled my son in the local Charter school and he started today.  I think/hope that this is the answer for him - the classes each have 6-12 students in them, much smaller than the regular high school where there can be upwards of 30+ plus students in one class.  Jake just doesn't do well in that kind of a setting.  I am so hoping that once his grades improve he will be able to see that he has great potential to do anything he wants to and his self-esteem and confidence will improve.

Luckily, my oldest son was available to take Jake and I to the school and join us for the meeting with the Director.  All three of us got a great vibe about this school and feel this is the right choice for Jake.  I really went out of comfort zone on this one as I had to go to the school and to the high school to sign paperwork.  But I did it. 

Thank you all again for caring enough to ask about me, this just proves once again that HW really is family.  Please keep us in your prayers that this is the right choice for Jake.

Take care all,

Wen


Agoraphobia, Barrett's Esophagus, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Panic/Anxiety Disorders, Restless Leg Syndrome, Severe Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea, Social Anxiety and PTSD
 
Meds: Ambien CR, Ativan, Flexeril, Lamictal, Lexapro, Neurontin, Nexium, Requip, Ritalin ER
 

A slip of the foot you may soon recover,

but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.

Benjamin Franklin

 


Mr.T
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 133
   Posted 11/2/2007 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello Wen,

I am sure that you made the best choice that you could.  It is a very difficult thing to do.  It is your chil's future and you only want the best for him.  We are all that way and it stresses me out as well.  Although Bank is not my biological son he means the world to me and I want him to have a better life when he grows up.  I have changed schools once already, but he is now in the second semester or Kindergarden 3 in a Bi lingual school.  He seems to really like it and his English has really improved lately.  It is expensive and a long drive from home, but I think it is worth it.  You just have to go with your gut feeling and hope for the best.  That's all we can do.  If it isn't working out then you can take it from there, but do give it time.  They have to adjust.


wen4003
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1193
   Posted 11/3/2007 9:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Jery,
 
You are so right, it's difficult knowing what the choices are for your children - too bad they don't come with an owner's manual - LOL.  But I hope this is the right choice for him, he's excited about school again and that's something that I haven't seen in a long time.  Oh, he will be given plenty of time to adjust to this, but I get the feeling that we won't have to make any more changes for him.  I feel in my heart that this will work.  I am happy for you that Bank is doing better in school too.  You have done a lot for that child even though he isn't yours biologically.  Sometimes you just have to make sacrifices for your child's best interest.
 
BTW, I forgot to tell you that I printed out that email about the chinese woman as I liked it very much.
 
Wen


Agoraphobia, Barrett's Esophagus, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Panic/Anxiety Disorders, Restless Leg Syndrome, Severe Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea, Social Anxiety and PTSD
 
Meds: Ambien CR, Ativan, Flexeril, Lamictal, Lexapro, Neurontin, Nexium, Requip, Ritalin ER
 

A slip of the foot you may soon recover,

but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.

Benjamin Franklin

 


Mr.T
Regular Member


Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 133
   Posted 11/3/2007 9:21 PM (GMT -7)   

Wen,

I am glad to hear that your son is excited.  That seems like a very good sign.  And yes, we do have to make sacrifices but it is all worth it in the end.  That is what really counts.

How are you feeling?  It seems as if your doing ok right now, just from reading the last post.  I hope so.  You seem like such a very kind and compassionate lady.

Well, I am glad you liked the little email about the Chinese lady.  It reallyy makes you think and feel good. Have a good day and if you find that manual please let me know I could really use it tongue  

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