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    Today/Tonight, I hurt....

    Dont' want to start another "drunk" thread. Don't intend to start a thread anti-"someone-else." Just want to say that, for whatever reason, I hurt right now. For instance, in this moment, there are tears on my face, and occasional sobbing....

    What, in this moment that you read this, has got you down, or otherwise has caught you in a very emotionally-difficult moment? <curious Vega look>

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    Not down at all here, but lifting you up in my thoughts and prayers right now. Wish I could do more, but know that I am sending positive thoughts your way.
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    Love ya, jsharr. Even though one of "them" you be.




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    *Hugs Foo mom*

    Right now the only thing bringing me down is waiting for a special someone to do the right thing, I don't want to say on the boards though.

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    WTP, baybuh, 1) Thanks for the Foo-hugs, and 2) PM me anytime. I loves me my Foo-son.

    Heh, you should know that by now. Dammit. <serious Vega look>

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    Sorry you are feeling badly Vega. For me it's the stress of fatherhood for the second time and all of the things that come with it, combined with stress at work, and not riding near as much as I would like...it's tough sometimes, but I have to at the brightside of things. Trying not to let it get me down.
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    I don't care to publicly air the dirty laundry, but I've also seen better days.

    Hang in there, Vega.

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    Vega, let me also say that you have done a lot in the last 7-8 months since you joined that has given me a lot of laughter, joy, and some tears and I appreciate what contribute to our community greatly.

    I hope you are back in good spirits soon, so much that you create a "Today/Tonight I feel great!!" thread.
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    Thanks, my Foo friends. I do feel badly at the moment. Just tryin' to see if anyone ever else felt so badly, an' I hoping to see if he/she made it through. I also don't like to air my dirty "south'un" laundry, either, VV, but I have alluded to it off an' on without being so explicit.... <serious Vega look>

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegaVixen
    Dont' want to start another "drunk" thread. Don't intend to start a thread anti-"someone-else." Just want to say that, for whatever reason, I hurt right now. For instance, in this moment, there are tears on my face, and occasional sobbing....

    What, in this moment that you read this, has got you down, or otherwise has caught you in a very emotionally-difficult moment? <curious Vega look>
    The fact that you're hurting that much makes me sad. I wish I lived closer so I could give you a shoulder to cry on.
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    You just did, HG.

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    They finally did stick the tube in my grandma that you mentioned Vega, so she's feeling better.

    The thing that has me down is that while I was at the hospital visiting her, I accidentaly saw a wrinkled old lady's boob. Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. (wasn't my grandma's, just some a random hallway hospital gown mishap)
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    Happy thoughts headed your way from a native, but long since removed, Tar Heel.

    Hope things start looking up for you.

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    I'm sorry, Vega. It's raining out now, but when it's over the world will be fresh and clean again.
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    I'm sorry VV, Like everyone else, I wish I was there to help, even though we don't know each other IRL, we all have a connection in here. My stressor right now is being junior faculty, worrying about promotion (it's up or out) in a drastically reduced funding climate (we gotta fight a war, ya know, and health research just isn't the same priority in some quarters). And promotion in my business is every bit as predicated on funding as it is on publications. I literally wake up in the middle of the night in a sweat about this stuff, as do, I'm sure, hundreds (thousands) of others- even senior faculty who still have to get grants to survive.

    OK- enough of my tale of woe, but you asked . And while I agree with everyone's sentiments here, I have to single out Lecterman's comment about the contribution you make to all of us. I hope you realize how important you are here- no kidding about this, but you and several others in here are the reason I bought a red star. This is an important place for me, and you're an important part of that.

    Hugs to you and feel better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegaVixen
    I hoping to see if he/she made it through.
    Everybody makes it through, for some it just takes longer then others. Look into the future, good things are bound to happen, I personally believe in Karma and if it's true you have a lot of good stuff coming towards you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegaVixen
    Dont' want to start another "drunk" thread. Don't intend to start a thread anti-"someone-else." Just want to say that, for whatever reason, I hurt right now. For instance, in this moment, there are tears on my face, and occasional sobbing....

    What, in this moment that you read this, has got you down, or otherwise has caught you in a very emotionally-difficult moment? <curious Vega look>
    The only thing that has me down is knowing that a foster (foostess?) is hurting. I hope whatever it is goes away soon. *Hugs*
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    Quote Originally Posted by VegaVixen
    Dont' want to start another "drunk" thread. Don't intend to start a thread anti-"someone-else." Just want to say that, for whatever reason, I hurt right now. For instance, in this moment, there are tears on my face, and occasional sobbing....

    What, in this moment that you read this, has got you down, or otherwise has caught you in a very emotionally-difficult moment? <curious Vega look>
    Whatever it is, Vega, I'm sorry. <hugs> <reassuring DrPete look>
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    hey girlfriend...(((((hugs))))) hope you get to feeling better.

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    Happy thoughts and XOXOXO to you VV!!! Tears are just sorrow leaving the body, nothing wrong with them. Allow yourself to experience the feelings, cry and soon they will pass. My ex-GF and I just had a crying session from all the stuff that's been happening in our lives and now we're feeling better! We're gonna hit the clubs and she's gonna be my wing-girl tonite.
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    Nothin' has me down right now. I'm really sorry something has *you* down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBLover
    My stressor right now is being junior faculty, worrying about promotion (it's up or out) in a drastically reduced funding climate (we gotta fight a war, ya know, and health research just isn't the same priority in some quarters). And promotion in my business is every bit as predicated on funding as it is on publications. I literally wake up in the middle of the night in a sweat about this stuff, as do, I'm sure, hundreds (thousands) of others- even senior faculty who still have to get grants to survive.
    Baybuh, I do know so well how "politically" these collegiate things can be. I do wish for you the best with regard to promotion. I do understand the "publish or perish" syndrome. Please don't let it eat you so badly. I do know how it is, but there is a small modicum of interest placed upon junior faculty who can actually teach. I think that you, baybuh, will "survive." FWIW, .

    Thanks, everyone, Lecterman, others. I do hurt in this moment. It's very near the 8th month anniversary of my husband's death. Hard to explain to those who haven't been there, and I sure as hell don't knock those who haven't been.

    But, I'm curious as to what have been and how have some of you handled your "worst" moments of life? This is not a trump issue. As far as I'm concerned, we all have our moments of challenge, and they don't all look the same. The point is: what did it look like to you, and how did you face it? Again, it's not about how big or how long. Heh. You know.

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    Sending hugs & Kisses

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    Big Shifty hugs, come over and sit on the deck and tell me about it over a beer or two. It's a hell of a process, let it roll.
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    Thanks for the encouragement and well-wishes, VV- it's not like it's the total end of the world not to get promoted at one place, as it's usually possible to move someplace else with a promotion.

    Being a relative newcomer, I didn't realize that it was so close to your husband's death. I'm so sorry and can't imagine what you've gone through and are going through now. At her father's funeral, a friend of ours said something I thought was very true (it has since become very true for me)- you have to go through the seasons, a full year, before the healing really begins. I know that's probably not much help, and you may have heard it before, but it's an interesting perspective on the mourning process- sort of helps you see that there is an end to the tunnel after all.

    I'll have to think about how to respond to your question, but I'll get back to you. In the meantime, I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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