Bridges (Encouragement)

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   Posted 7/15/2008 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   
mom46 said...

It can be overwhelming when you find out you have a chronic disease but the more you read, research, and ask questions the better. . .

I have had lupus for 31 years now and do quite well most of the time. I have had mild to severe problems but, I always get better in time. I look at it as crossing bridges. Some bridges are short and others are long. There have been some bridges that seem like they will never end and I may have to crawl, but I always make it to the other side and look back and say, "I made it". Just take it one day at a time and cross one bridge at a time.

. . . . Know that you are not alone. This group of people are awesome, caring and very knowledgeable. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.


Just wanted to get this quote back into the active posts.

I know Babs doesn't have internet access right now . . . but . . . LOL . . . she is still an encouragement to all of us!!

Thanks sis!!

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   Posted 7/15/2008 9:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your post Rosie. This place just won't be the same without Babs.
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   Posted 7/15/2008 10:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Babs is a very encouraging and supportive woman.  She's a sweetheart.  Thanks for putting this post up Rosie,
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

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   Posted 7/16/2008 8:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Babs...Your such a upbeat person you really don't think about what you have untill it's gone. You inspire alot of people. I wish you well and hope things start going your way. Thanks Rosie. (((((Hugs go to to you Babs))))))) Debbie
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   Posted 7/22/2008 7:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Bump!! Up you go for CA Woman !!!

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   Posted 7/22/2008 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for bumping the post up.  Nice words, great encourgement.  The first time I found out that I had the disease I gave myself a weekend to grief, get mad, go through the "why me?" conversation (though my favorite come back is always why not?).  The next weekend I went and bought a new car, I figured if I am not going to grow old I might as well use my retirement money sooner! :-)
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