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    Grace, how're things going now? Have you had your exams? Hugs, Carol

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      Grace, I'm wishing for you a very negative exam and report. Please let me know how it went. And it's great to have a counselor to talk about cancer-related fears (and other things). I was in and out of therapy most of my adult life until two weeks after 9/11 the best therapist I ever had died suddenly (I never learned why, though after having gone to her for ten years, I was about to be finished). I did go to a psychiatrist with MSKCC who specialized in breast cancer survivors, as I found I was so anxious I needed meds (Lexapro). I no longer see any therapist. Been ages, but I may look into starting again, until my Medicare stops paying.

      I've been okay. Having ocular migraines every so often (had them since childhood).

      And Trumputin isn't helping any non-Trumpist's mental state.

      3 days ago
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      Hi, Carol. I'll indeed let you know what transpires at the doc appointment next week.

      Good counselors are gems, aren't they? I missed the counselor appointment today. This morning when I walked the dog he hurt his leg. We were a half mile from home and I had to carry him home but, fortunately, he's under 15 pounds. I was really looking forward to seeing the counselor but used it as practice in not getting upset about stuff - things happen for a reason. I'll reschedule.

      I'm sorry about the migraines. Ugh. My mom used to get migraines many years ago and I have another friend who gets them. They sound awful. I hope you can get a reprieve.

      As for what's-his-name...I can barely stand to type his name...I may have already told you this but a woman I know calls him a buffoon. I think that fits so well. He's a joke.

      I hope you have a good weekend. We are moving so I'm cleaning the new (to us) place.

      Hugs to you! : )

      about 11 hours ago
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      I hope your dog's leg will heal quickly. Yes, it's good to not stress, if at all possible. At my old age I'm learning better how to do that, at least more often than before. When I had my day and overnight in the ER on November 30 because I was unable to walk straight, felt very dizzy and sick to stomach, I was pretty calm, after the initial few minutes at work when it began, and thought, whatever will be....In retrospect, I'm surprised at myself. Of course, it soon was clear that I didn't have a brain tumor or hadn't had a stroke, but it could still have been something else bad. Glad THAT hasn't recurred!

      When I get my ocular migraines, I rarely have a bad headache (as a kid, I got both the aura and a terrible headache). They're not so bad, but I appreciate your comment, Grace.

      Good luck with your move! That's never easy, but very worthwhile once it's over.

      Hugs, Carol

      about 10 hours ago
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    Yes. You could have kept your mouth shut. There is no reason to pull a rug out from under a person. I dont understand why an egoist physician cant simply say the truth which is "I cant help you." instead of insisting that there is no help which is a horrid attempt at control over another being.

    A beast obeys its master while a human being rails against Fate until exhaustion sets in at which point one makes peace with one's maker. I know you havent ever been at that point and, from her writing, I dont believe the questioner is at that point either.

    In any case she needs to be free to do what she feels is right and not give up because of the teaching of an ill deserving respected person.

    I was told I couldnt survive or expected to not survive more times than I care to think upon and mostly by doctors. Shakespeare explained it best "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy."

    As John Lennon said "Give peace a chance." Dont think that taking hope from a person isnt an act of war. People in the WW II camps had no chance either but some survived because they imagined hope even when there was none. There is no blame in illness but there seems to be plenty going around for surviving it. Put your spear aside. No one is attacking you or your seemingly narrow ideas of morality. P. I. T. A. you can be so clever. I simply dont understand why you can be so fearful. Xoxox. Nitey nite.

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      BTW, pardon me for not thinking faster but, rofl, every corner Asian massage parlor offers a happy ending. Have a spectacular day of it.

      2 days ago
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      Carool

      Hahaha! I don't need Asian massage parlors to reach THOSE!

      1 day ago
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      You are, then, a lucky little one of Earth's creatures. :-D

      about 16 hours ago
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