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   Posted 4/20/2010 1:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all and thanks for the nice break I had while you weren't looking. smilewinkgrin I took a few days off this past week and rested my head. This is a hard time of year for me as last Thursday was the anniversary of my oldest sons' passing. I kept busy and did OK but I'm glad to be back among such wonderful friends. Thanks to the other moderators who took over my work and to other members (you know who you are Dani and SE) for helping in the background. It makes my heart smile to have so many wonderful friends here to return to.

Warm thoughts and hugs to all,
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
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Post Edited (Chutz) : 4/20/2010 12:39:01 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 4/20/2010 2:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear Chutz, I am glad you had a good rest my friend. I am sure it was well needed. I am sorry for the loss of your son as I was not aware. How difficutlt that must be. May I ask how long ago that was and the circumstances? if that is too touchy a subject i understand.
I am sending you much love and warm gentle hugs.
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   Posted 4/20/2010 6:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Chutz,

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm also glad that you were able to take a few days off to rest.

I'm also glad you are back with us now. I look forward to more talk when you get back into the swing of things.


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   Posted 4/20/2010 7:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Chutz,

I am so sorry to hear about your son...I can't imagine that type of pain and grief for a parent to lose a child...I am glad that you know how important it is to take time off for oursevles when we need it to process emotions when tough reminders come along...

Those who helped out in your absence did a great job, so thanks to them!

Welcome back:)
SB and "the pup who snores loudly" 
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(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha")) 
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   Posted 4/20/2010 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad your back...
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   Posted 4/20/2010 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Chutz, I am sorry for your loss. I am glad you are back .
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
meds: lunesta, prilosec otc,lortab ,reglan,flonase. ibuprofren, zyrtec and benadryl.
Just added today: folic acid supplement  1 mg a day for the next year and also b12 injections increased to once a month. pernicous anemia and  Folic acid anemia.

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   Posted 4/20/2010 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   
   Dear Chutz,
    GOOoOOOooOod Morning! Gosh I sure did miss you! By day 3, I was really having a hard time with you gone. You are so calm and have such a gentle nature, having you gone felt like a peice was missing!  I am go glad you are back!
*warm hugg*



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And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood



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   Posted 4/20/2010 2:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad your back Chutzie!

White Beard

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   Posted 4/20/2010 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Ditto! Ditto! Ditto! Dani's reply! We all missed our "Mother Hen!" :)
I can tell you, that several other Moderators stepped up to the plate, and saw to it that we were well taken care of in your absence.
We all hope you received some quality rest and well deserved mental relaxation.

Welcome Back!

SE :)
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   Posted 4/20/2010 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Chutz.  I'm glad that you're back.  I missed you too.  I'm so sorry for the loss of your son.  I lost our four babies, and I am here for you if you want to talk about it.  I understand what it's like to lose a child.  You've got my support in this as well.  Welcome back.  (((((((((((((hugs))))))))))  I hope you got the rest that you much needed.
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   Posted 4/20/2010 2:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Chutz,
I'm glad you're back. I was surprised as usually you let us know when you're departing for awhile, but I did remember the significance of the timing. I figured you went out of town to the beach or somewhere, but did think of you and hope you found just a little more peace in your heart this year, even though I know there's no complete healing from your loss.


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   Posted 4/20/2010 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the sweet comments. You guys are wonderful! I did rest my head for a few days and am up and running...OK, walking...again.

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
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   Posted 4/20/2010 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Chutz,

Welcome back. I've been a little scarce lately myself because of school work & eye problems. I'm so sorry to hear about your son. I can't imagine how hard that must have been (and still is) on you and your family. I'm glad that you took some time for yourself. We all can use that sometimes.

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