I promised myself to get back here today and post to all of you. Here I am .
Denise, I got your email but I did receive an email from a member who may have been the one you posted to and I emailed back. Thank you for alerting me. You know me well and yes, I would want to help anyone that has fears, anxiety, pain, feeling down or whatever their concern is.
How about in your next email you shoot me a new picture of you handsome grandson ? I would love to see a new one.
Bill, Thank you for your kind thoughts. Yesterday was a 1 on the 1-10 scale of feeling bad. I refused to ever resort to scoring myself in the negative zone. Life can be like a ship wreck but I will not forget to sing in the lifeboat.
How are your ribs feeling, Bill. I hope you have gotten some pain relief as you deal with so much. Sending you special thoughts and good wishes that this is a good week for you.
MT, I am so sorry you are still dealing with the tinnitus ~ there is lots of room in my lifeboat if you want to join me. You know we are always here and we are not going anywhere so read/post when you can. You are family here.
Sandi, I can imagine how worried you get about your daughter and family in Nashville when the storms are in their area. My daughter lives only a mile from us and when we have a tornadoe warning I am on the phone immediately to make sure she knows that bad weather is upon us. My youngest son lives 22 miles straight west of us so monitor all storm watches and warnings in the metro area.
I am always proud of how people come out and help during any disaster we have in this great country - floods, storms, earthquakes, and of course 911. We are a people that come together in times of need.
I could share many stories from working in the ER when local folks would step up and help people from out of town who were in a car crash - such simple things like taking home the patients dog until family members arrived. Taking in a couple to spend the night because their car was totaled in an accident and they had had no money to stay in a hotel - their family lived 24 hours away. The thousands of little stories that are never in the paper but mean so much.
Joy, It is spring break time in our area so my daughter is gearing up for lots of business at the kennels. When is spring break for you ? I am taking your quote to heart - "Put on your big girl panties and deal with it". I know that I have to work really hard right now at dealing with my disorder and that I will be OK.
Max, I do so hope that you will begin to feel better and better. I know it feels like time is standing still when you want so bad to just feel good and enjoy life but keep on believing that you will heal and life will be better.
Kevin, I know you will be a huge comfort to your friend. Just knowing someone is with them helps people face huge challenges. Many people with cancer don't ask for help as asking makes it real and they want so badly to be in control of their lives. Ask your friend a specific thing re what you can do for them - sometimes just sitting with them and encouraging them to talk about whatever they want is a huge gift to a cancer patient.
I lost my Dad to pancreatic cancer and my closest sister to ovarian cancer. My hubby had prostrate cancer but surgery was successful. Your friend is lucky to have you in their life.
MMM, Hey you, I know your out there. I read some of your responses this morning to the members - how did you get so smart ?
To everyone, I wish you peace and happiness.
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