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BnotAfraid
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   Posted 4/17/2012 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you to the responses to yesterdays post, I appreciate it.  Guess I am asking questions noone has answers to.  That is why I keep asking them! 
 
I am working on mindfulness very hard and making DBT and CBT part of my life not just a tool to use when needed.  Part of me just does not want to let go of the old dynamic me I guess.  Work and volunteering became my escape, then my
trigger.  So now volunteer 5 hours a week transporting animals to new homes and that is it.  Barely can keep up with that.
Hard to except.
 
I am very thankful I found Healing Well! cool

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   Posted 4/17/2012 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I am glad that you are volunteering with animals. That must be very gratifying.

Do what you can do, and no more. Don't expect too much from yourself. What you are doing is wonderful. And it makes a difference in this world.

Keep up the good work.

Hugs, Karen
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BnotAfraid
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   Posted 4/17/2012 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Getting by, thanks,  expecting too much from myself is something I am working on.  I obviously have not accepted my diag.'s as life long yet subconciously. I get trying to overcome and do what I use to.
 
Today I worked in the yard for 1 hour and had to rest for 2. However I am focusing on the positive that I was outside being productive and accomplished a task!
 
Yes, volunteering with the animals is rewarding. Dogs have always been a source of comfort for me.  Husband is allergic to cats so I can not have them. We have 3 rescue dogs.  If I did not have the 3 dogs to care for, somedays I would not get out of bed. So they are a blessing!

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   Posted 4/17/2012 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
They are,

I have a two year old german shepherd. She spent the last four days in bed with me as I was sick. It was very comforting. I wish I could have more, but I have fibromyalgia, and one is hard. But she keeps me going too. Walks and all that. It is good for me.

I really hope that you feel better soon.

Hugs, Karen
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No Worries!
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   Posted 4/17/2012 11:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow, how lucky you both are. I want a dog, but my wife is concerned I won't be able to care for it. I guess she is right, I have a very bad back. I use a cane to get around and with my Fibro and CP I doubt I could provide for the dog. It's a shame though, cuz I know it would be a great source of comfort. I'm alone most days and sure could use the companionship.

Charles

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   Posted 4/18/2012 6:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Maybe if you got an adult dog, it wouldn't be so hard. Raising a pup is the hard part. But get one that is already house trained and leash trained. I have fibro and chronic pain. I walk my dog daily when I can. It does me a world of good. And her too.

Take care,

Hugs, Karen
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BnotAfraid
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   Posted 4/18/2012 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
NW you could try fostering an adult dog from a rescue group.  They usually have various breeds, mixes and sizes available at all times.  For you I would go for 40lbs or less 2yrs or older, be sure it is house trained.  NO hearding or hound bread mixes.  You would want a lap dog type.
 
My unsolicited advice comes from the fact I volunteer at www.southjerseyrescue.com
 
Good Luck!
Kabir says: "Student tell me, what is God? He is the breath inside the breath". from the poem Breath.

DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain; raynauds;complex PTSD; MDD
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