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Old 01-28-09, 06:01 AM   #1
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... keep getting hit while I'm down

First me with my health (heart). Actually fighting a bad cold now that seems to be getting worse.
Then my father with cancer. They've scheduled him some appointments, but it all seems to be up in the air at the moment.
Now my wife's job is at stake. She cried her eyes out last night and all we could do was to pray.

I feel like I'm reeling from all the blows. Being sick right now isn't helping because I feel zapped and useless. I'm not throwing in the towel by any means. I know we're all going to get through this - it just takes time.

Talk atcha later. Love you guys.
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Old 01-28-09, 06:36 AM   #2
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Sub. hang in there buddy.
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Old 01-28-09, 06:54 AM   #3
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Crap. Sorry, SS......This stuff always seems to come in clusters.

I know it doesn't help much when you're feeling the financial pinch but try to remember the money things are inevitable and worrisome, but in the end it's only money. People are more important. It sounds to me like you and your family provide a lot of solid support for one another, and that can make all the difference in the world. Not everyone is so fortunate!

Hang in there.
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Old 01-28-09, 06:54 AM   #4
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Old 01-28-09, 08:12 AM   #5
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Sub...I know its a cliche but I've always found it to be true...."Its always darkest just before dawn".
Hang in there, things will get better.
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Old 01-28-09, 08:18 AM   #6
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Sub...I know its a cliche but I've always found it to be true...."Its always darkest just before dawn".
Hang in there, things will get better.
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Hopefully it's at it's darkest and will only get better from here.
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Old 01-28-09, 08:20 AM   #7
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Many tanks guys!




My chin is up. Except when I sneeze or cough or blow my nose. My aunt is down from Maine today. We're all getting together at my mother's for dinner. Should be nice.
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Some positive thoughts - and this. Pay special attention to what she shows at 1:00 - 1:04. Stressed people have huge knots between the thumb and forefinger, and squeezing them out has dramatic affect on general aches and the flow of sinus fluids.
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Old 01-28-09, 08:25 AM   #9
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I know how it feels - I'm going thru it right now myself. Just keep on plugging away ... and looking forward for when you're out of the rough period. It can't last forever.
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Some positive thoughts - and this. Pay special attention to what she shows at 1:00 - 1:04. Stressed people have huge knots between the thumb and forefinger, and squeezing them out has dramatic affect on general aches and the flow of sinus fluids.
Nice. I shall try this soon. The office is going to clear out around 11. I will have some free time.
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Old 01-28-09, 08:27 AM   #11
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Hang tight and go with the flow. Handle things one at a time, and with ease. If you spend too much time tripping off of things then you might be letting opportunities go by unnoticed. There is a flow to how life works and you must work WITH it, not against it, because eventually we DO survive. People go through things, not stay in them.
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Old 01-28-09, 09:45 AM   #12
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SS, I'm so sorry to hear about it. I think Karma is testing you, and I know you're going to win.

I know its hard to have someone in your family so sick (especially when you aren't feeling your best), but don't forget to take time for you. Start by eating something good for you every day, even if you don't have an appetite. And take a half hour every day for something you love, even if its just a little meaningless banter with fellow BF'ers.

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Old 01-28-09, 09:48 AM   #13
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Sounds like you are on the right path Sub. Remember His yoke is easy and His burden is light. He will not give you more to carry than you can shoulder.

I am adding my prayers to the others that are lifting you up.
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Old 01-28-09, 09:48 AM   #14
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Dude, I know this sounds hollow, but I have been through it too. Lost my job, unemployment and severance ran out, couldn't even get an interview, trying to keep the kids from feeling the pinch, etc.
I was 1 month away from losing the house. I remember sitting on the couch with my head in my hands, not knowing what I was goin to do to keep a roof over our heads, and food on the table. It was the lowest I have ever felt in my life. But DO NOT GIVE UP! Keep fighting and things will get better. It's like climbing a hill, you just grind and grind and grind, then WHAM the sun comes out and your at the summit, and things get a little easier. You still have to work hard, but at least you can smile a little.
Keep fighting, you will win.
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Old 01-28-09, 11:13 AM   #15
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Old 01-28-09, 11:35 AM   #17
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Sounds like you're no stranger to adversity Sub. Your strength will get your family through it. Good luck.
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Old 01-30-09, 12:02 PM   #18
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Well ... It's been tough. Very, very tough. I wish I could explain my situation, someone may know a way out. But I better keep it to myself.
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