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    Bug asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Thankful Thursday for Thanksgiving

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      MarcieB

      Bengal, I really don't have attacks often, and I think mine are tied more to grief issues than anything else. I was just struck that it happened to Ashera in a grocery store because that is where I first experienced one. I haven't really had the kind where you can't breathe in years. But, lately I have noticed a feeling of deep sadness kind of overwhelms me for a few moments and I have no idea why? Nothing sad is happening in my life right now. I am beginning to wonder if it has anything to do with the quarantine? I miss crowds. I miss the energy of being close to people. I just want things to be back to normal, and most of all (right now), I want to attend a big Christmas Eve celebration again. Sigh!

      about 1 month ago
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      Bengal

      MarcieB, I know exactly what you are referring to; these moments of just intense sadness. It happens to me too. Just out of nowhere and then it passes. I would say it definitely has to do with the pandemic, the isolation and uncertainty about the future. Thankfully, the feelings do pass. The Holidays are going to be hard. No question about it. I have resigned myself to a very low key Christmas and New year this year. We just need to hang in and hang on.

      about 1 month ago
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      Bug

      MarcieB and Bengal, I have that, too - the moments of intense sadness. It's interesting to me that others have it as well. I figured it was just me. It usually happens right when I wake up - before I get out of bed. I do a lot of self-talk to get through it then I'm fine. I don't remember this happening before the pandemic so I guess it's related to that...?

      about 1 month ago
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    Bug asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Not Cancer Related - Happy Holidays

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      fiddler

      Happy New Year everyone ... here's to 2021; may it quash 2020 like a bug on a windshield!!!

      And happy birthday @legaljen1969 - some ideas: I found scuba diving in the Caribbean is nicest (clear, warmest, most sea life; Pacific Ocean too churned, open Atlantic boring ... but then there's Europe ... oh and Asia), and climbing in Western Washington near Seattle is high on the difficulty scale (I hear). Have fun! Keep us in the loop!

      25 days ago
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      fiddler

      PS @legaljen1969 ... skiing ... I lived in the Sun Valley, ID area ... best skiing for the money - UTAH BABY! Clamp on them boards and hit the slopes ... can't wait to hear of your adventures!!!!!

      25 days ago
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      Ashera

      Bug....right back at ya! And to all above - you have been, and will continue to be part of my...world. It's as if I really know this amazing group of friends that are there in the best and worst times of my life. So happy to share each of them. We celebrate the highs ... and sit quietly there when we have valleys. Amazing friends we are! Next holiday season...who knows what comes next?? But we will be there for each other no matter what. Much love...Ashera. Oh...Ashera is a Hebrew name...meaning 'blessed and fortunate'...which I truly feel on this site, knowing you all...

      25 days ago
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    Bug asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Thankful Thursday in Honor of Greg

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      LiveWithCancer

      Great news, @Gabba and @BuckeyeShelby!! Makes my heart happy to read some good news!!

      I hope your friend is going to continue to test negative. Your friend sounds like a really nice person and I'm glad you have him!

      I just got an email telling me that a lady in one of my Bible studies has been exposed to COVID via her husband. Now ... the question is ... do we go on to Bible study tonight or stay home, safe and sound (maybe). Chances are that we haven't seen her since she was exposed, so it is probably safe...

      3 months ago
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      Gabba

      Thanks LiveWithCancer...we are all in need of good news these days. Stay well!

      3 months ago
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      Gabba

      Thank you, Carool and beachbum!

      3 months ago