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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 10/10/2007 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Babs!!! I'm wondering if you would share your "Bridges" story. I'm sure the members who have been here for a while have heard it . . . but it would be a blessing to the newer members. It is such a good little picture to help get us through hard times.

I'd love an update on how you are feeling too.

Blessings!

In His Grip

AlwaysRosie           "We can't control the waves, but we can learn how to surf!!"

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mom46
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   Posted 10/10/2007 1:07 PM (GMT -7)   
  Awww...Rosie....My brain went dead when I started to post earlier...LOL. I had to take a break and try again.... eyes .
   Okay, for the ones that don't know me. I think of my journey with lupus as crossing bridges. I have had mild to severe problems and have always come through them. When a problem or bad flare pops up, I just say its another bridge to cross. Some bridges are short and some seem to never end, but I always get to the other side. There have been times that I had to crawl or inch my across a bridge and I have been stuck in the middle, but little by little, with hope, faith and trust in the Lord, I always look back and say...I made it!!
                                  Love and hugs, Babs
 
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JOB 5:18 For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal.


AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 10/10/2007 1:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Awe!!! Thanks so much Babs . . . I just love that little word picture. It is a perfect picture during a bad time and I'm sure it will help many here who are having a hard time.

Thanks so much!!

Blessings!

In His Grip

AlwaysRosie           "We can't control the waves, but we can learn how to surf!!"

Psalms 139

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sharentrials
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   Posted 10/10/2007 1:51 PM (GMT -7)   
(((Hugs))) Babs. That was a great illustration of exactly what I feel like dealing with this disease. You never know what lies ahead, you just have to try to drag on and keep going. Thanks so much,
Always looking for the silver lining, Sharen

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emmi
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   Posted 10/10/2007 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Babs,
I still love that and you don't know how many times I have used that word picture. Thank you.

xoxo emmie
PS Hope you are getting some rest. Know you're worn out from work and caring for your Dad. Hope all is going well for him.
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hippimom2
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   Posted 10/11/2007 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for sharing your bridge analogy again Babs. I know I've read it before but with how thick the brain fog is, I couldn't remember it very well. It is a very helpful image when going through a rough time.
Diagnosis:  UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
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cured4real?
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   Posted 10/11/2007 7:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Babs! What a great way of saying it! My first thought was that the bridge here is really short and incredibly steep and we try not to go over it much because its like our cars can barely make it. I can't imagine walking it. I went over some of those swinging rope bridges in the mountains in TN last Christmas time. I guess that's when your lupus is really swinging! Here goes the nausea!
Love, Marji
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 11/2/2007 12:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Bump!! Up you go for Sharon!!!

In His Grip

AlwaysRosie           "We can't control the waves, but we can learn how to surf!!"

Psalms 139

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mom7
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   Posted 11/2/2007 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks so much I have the same mental immage of how we all have our bridges, some are in construction, some are covered in fogg, some are bumpy but you still hang on, and when you finally get to the end you may be cheering but then have another to cross. 

I am so lucky to have a hand held out to help me not loose my way.

Thanks to all who support us,

 

Sharon


Sharon-Mother of a 17year ol with CNS Lupus(brain),SLE,APS,Stoke


firebabe
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   Posted 11/4/2007 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I really like the bridges story.  I will share this with others who try to understand what its like to be me.  Also, someone referred me to the spoons story, which I have shared with my co-workers and some close friends.  They sometimes ask me throughout the day if I'm okay on spoons:)  I would also like to share something about bridges.  People often say you have to pick your battles-people like us do this many different times a day in many different ways.  I like to say when a battle isn't worth fighting, "build a bridge and get over it".  That's been a pretty good way to settle little things that aren't worth my strength, effort and time.  Thanks for sharing your bridges story.

~Firebabe~
 
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Lynnwood
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   Posted 11/4/2007 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hum. Bridges made of spoons??

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phndoc
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   Posted 11/4/2007 6:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Babs, that is a Great story...
PLAQUENIL, FLEXERIL, CELEBREX - UCTD, BENICAR - HIGH BP, SINGULAIR - ALLERGIES,  LEVITRA, AND METROGEL FOR ROSACEA 
Enjoy what you can today and leave the rest for another day.
 
Frank
 

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