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Mrs.Anteater

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Sewing marathon on Saturday 13 hours including meal breaks) to get a gift ready for my friend on Sunday ( NS had ongoing rain all of Saturday). Turkey supper Sunday at my friends house and the cold that is going around hit me. Nothing unusual. I thought I could get away, it was hitting a few of my colleagues, but last week was also stressful, so that did me in. Spend half of Monday in bed drinking chamomile tea , then went to vote. Back in bed now. Watched netflix while sewing and finished “ the good place” and ” outlander”.
Contemplating if I am going to work tomorrow or not.
 
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About $80 total feels worth it. All second hand and some borrowed from what was left down here when I arrived, and a few odds n’ ends I already had. I got a lot of the trinkets at VV. There was a lot of free stuff online, too, but I don’t drive so it’s not worth it to go all over town to get it then decide you don’t want it (I had help and a ride with the coffee table, putting up the curtain rod, the heavy mirror, etc). It’s important to me that my space feels like a home that I can feel cosy in...probably one of the most important things to me is how I feel in my surroundings (I’m a nester who, unfortunately, has moved a lot)...it helps me with anxiety and depression to make a cheery space no matter where it is.


I still have an apartment load of stuff in storage I can’t face - it’s from a different home, and a closed chapter - but I need to sooner or later. I don’t think going through it will make me feel any better. I am sentimental - wish I wasn’t but some “stuff” has meaning, and memories, attached - and i’d rather leave those packed away. That’s why I am doing my own thing here.
 
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About $80 total feels worth it. All second hand and some borrowed from what was left down here when I arrived, and a few odds n’ ends I already had. I got a lot of the trinkets at VV. There was a lot of free stuff online, too, but I don’t drive so it’s not worth it to go all over town to get it then decide you don’t want it (I had help and a ride with the coffee table, putting up the curtain rod, the heavy mirror, etc). It’s important to me that my space feels like a home that I can feel cosy in...probably one of the most important things to me is how I feel in my surroundings (I’m a nester who, unfortunately, has moved a lot)...it helps me with anxiety and depression to make a cheery space no matter where it is.


I still have an apartment load of stuff in storage I can’t face - it’s from a different home, and a closed chapter - but I need to sooner or later. I don’t think going through it will make me feel any better. I am sentimental - wish I wasn’t but some “stuff” has meaning, and memories, attached - and i’d rather leave those packed away. That’s why I am doing my own thing here.
Cognizance of alternate things ... sometimes it just slips away ...
 
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Got together with family on Saturday night...a combo of someone's birthday and thanksgiving. It got a bit political. :(

I was glad to have the rest of the weekend on my own.
 

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Chronically sick - again.
Don't want to go into any details yet. I'm not even 100% sure what organs this affects until further testing is done.
Pissed off though, I had 2 test results back in 2015 that should have maybe brought up a bit of a flag considering what they used to be, and for sure with 2 tests, one in 2016 the other in 2017.
Last blood test done within the past month looked quite bad, I went into an appointment today bringing it up. I really get the feeling that no one would have brought it up or investigated further without me putting in the effort.

The test isn't specific at all, so I was surprised when the doctor today suggested a possibility. He was pretty laid back about it, but looking it up it is *not* something to be laid back about. Maybe if I was in my 80s like many of his patients it could be. At least it would explain my fatigue.
 

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Would appreciate prayers, good vibes whatever. Feeling so physically sick from stress and crying.
Blood test results I went for today are not available - often I do get at least some the same day.
 

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Take care of yourself Mrs A.. My old guy has been feeling quite poorly with a cold for several days and I've been doing stuff with my fingers crossed. I don't need a cold!
 

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Peaceful healing thoughts winging to you ChenGal. Don't hesitate about using this as a safe place to share whatever you need to share, when you are ready. Chronic diseases are the pits.
 

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Peaceful healing thoughts winging to you ChenGal. Don't hesitate about using this as a safe place to share whatever you need to share, when you are ready. Chronic diseases are the pits.
Hard right now as just what I was thinking most likely has changed so much over the last 24 hours. Doctor's tentative diagnosis and his demeanor didn't really seem to match either. I didn't know anything about his tentative diagnosis, looking up a bit about it it's way more serious than what I expected based on our interaction. Will share more for sure when it's clearer what's up.
 

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Doctors sometimes act laid back because they think this will keep the patient from worrying too much, too soon. A friend looked up a disease she may have online and read some terrifying things. For her the reality was nothing like the online prediction. At times like this time of yours I keep reminding myself to breathe!
 

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Sorry to hear about your recent news & upset ChemGal. Kay offers wisdom ... a blessing to have somebody like that around at such a time. This is such a great community.

I'm away from home for a couple of nights - participating in the ReImagine gathering in Hamilton. So many interesting & cool folks around with great stories of being church in our communities in different ways. Tomorrow Birthstone will be joining me ... lots of good times & good stories. But for tonight I'm in a huge hotel suite all by myself - feels a bit weird! And luxurious!
 

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What did those with chronic illnesses do before the internet?
Internet people - all of you included are some of the best emotional supporters when it comes to this stuff. I checked out some of the online patient groups already, will leave if wrong and some of the info they gave me is really helpful in this stage.
 
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Hard right now as just what I was thinking most likely has changed so much over the last 24 hours. Doctor's tentative diagnosis and his demeanor didn't really seem to match either. I didn't know anything about his tentative diagnosis, looking up a bit about it it's way more serious than what I expected based on our interaction. Will share more for sure when it's clearer what's up.
Sorry you’re going through more health challenges, Chemgal. I hope his tentative diagnosis is wrong and it’s less serious.
 

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Online info is both good and bad in my experience. Some of the medical info seems to be full of doom and gloom. "A&(G is a progressive, chronic disease of G9k@ system of the human body. It causes pain and breathing difficulties that become more obvious and life altering over time". Joining a FB group of patients with A&IG However brings practical, encouraging info about ways to better organise life to suit your needs. It is the patients who first recognise which foods make symptoms easier or harder to bear. It is patients who have experience with exercise with this disease. It is patients who can reassure you that you aren't a helplesss victim without cause for hope.

One useful comment I have read several times is "You are amazing. You have survived everything life has put on your path so far. You will survive this too".
 

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Online info is both good and bad in my experience. Some of the medical info seems to be full of doom and gloom. "A&(G is a progressive, chronic disease of G9k@ system of the human body. It causes pain and breathing difficulties that become more obvious and life altering over time". Joining a FB group of patients with A&IG However brings practical, encouraging info about ways to better organise life to suit your needs. It is the patients who first recognise which foods make symptoms easier or harder to bear. It is patients who have experience with exercise with this disease. It is patients who can reassure you that you aren't a helplesss victim without cause for hope.

One useful comment I have read several times is "You are amazing. You have survived everything life has put on your path so far. You will survive this too".
Yet the command is good news only ... and thus those too weak to take bad NU's ... they Leis about it! What's laid out in transliteration becomes tyrannical entangled.

One must read a lot into and out of the literature. What some doctors read as good NU's is ridiculous as some governors on esteemed machines ... they role on without intelligent manna ... a deep cognate!

What my doctor has told me about some irregularities ... is quite irrational (with leanings toward unreasonable truth)! Thus the great powers managed to create a crack in the integral ... unreal? Such is the GAP to be closed ... physical, mental and emotional ... divinity in 3 parts? Be cautious with the edge parts ... de aft end?
 
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