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Iam
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Iam

VIP Member, Female, 54, from NW USA

Feeling symptomatic again. It totally sucks. Jul 7, 2012

    1. seedling
      seedling
      Hello, wondering how you are doing. Leaving this message for you in case you check in again.
      I haven't been around for two years but have thought of you off and on. All the best to you in
      your journey.
    2. Froggie
      Froggie
      Dropped by to wish you a very Happy Birthday, may things go easier for you.
      1. Iam
        Iam
        Thanks Froggy :) I get frustrated with the struggle at time. You know, having to stop and think about whether my reactions are normal or not and if not change my thinking. Stresses get me down, but I'm able to keep myself from getting as low as before. Overall I am doing well and need to be thankful for that.

        How are YOU doing?
        Jul 27, 2012
      2. Froggie
        Froggie
        That's great that you are not getting as low. Understand that some stressors can have a powerful effect on us and we have to breath deeply and think at the same time to have appropriate reactions. All this gets a bit easier with time and practice. At least it gives me time to find a spot where I can be alone without causing too much questionning.
        Jul 28, 2012
      3. Froggie
        Froggie
        Am doing fine, with the month's vacation from chemo is doing me alot of good. I have the strength to follow the others during my vacation and my need for sleep during the day is not as long - just that is awesome as a result.
        Jul 28, 2012
    3. Nighthawlk
      Nighthawlk
      (((((((Iam))))))))
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    4. Iam
      Iam
      Feeling symptomatic again. It totally sucks.
    5. Iam
      Iam
      My background and circumstances may have influenced who I am, but I am responsible for who I become.
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    6. Nighthawlk
      Nighthawlk
      Awesome avatar.
      Miss you
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      2. Iam
        Iam
        Awe thanks NH. I took the photo last summer from our deck and turned it into a valentine's card for my husband :) How are you doing?
        Feb 18, 2012
    7. Girl3
      Girl3
      Love your dog - he's so beautiful and you look so happy with him.
      1. Iam
        Iam
        Aww thanks Girl3. Clancy is a sweetheart and a huge joy for both my husband and I. He's 10 months old. We're in advanced training right now and start therapy dog training next month. My goal is to work with him in our local hospice program :D
        Feb 9, 2012
    8. Srain
      Srain
      (((((((((((Iam))))))))))))))))
      Merry Christmas! :)
      Thinking of you and my hope is that this is wonderful day for you and your family.
    9. Froggie
      Froggie
      Wanted to drop by to wish you a very Merry Christmas and say thanks for all your support (((((Iam)))))
      1. Iam
        Iam
        Awww thanks Froggie! And to you too. Hope you are feeling better so you can enjoy a Very MERRY Christmas <3
        Dec 23, 2011
    10. anni
      anni
      A sheath cleaning story, on a horse, right? :) heeheeheeheehee
      1. Iam
        Iam
        Oh Yeah....see why I asked you to remind me LOL! Didn't want to highjack the thread. So a girlfriend invites me to bring my horse over and we'll clean our horses sheaths. Figuring that way we'll have some one holding the horses head while the other one cleans. Oh man can that be taken differently LOL! HEEHEE!
        Dec 12, 2011
      2. Iam
        Iam
        Anyway, my horse wasn't too happy about the whole thing....her hores on the other hand.....Oh man...LMAO! While she's cleaning Triton, he stretches his neck way out with his head up doing that lip thing horses do when you scratch just the right spot. God it was HILARIOUS! He was one very happy boy!
        Dec 12, 2011
      3. anni
        anni
        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!! Holy hell that's an awesome awesome story! I hope he comes with a warning lable now-I would have been CRYING, seeing that! She must have resolved to let it be grungy from now on-no horsey freebies because whoa-ieww Triton. Down, boy.
        Dec 13, 2011
    11. Sandra
      Sandra
      If you are interested in seeing this link. The Niagara region does a hawk watch count every spring. The hawk watch is on the upper level of the Bruce Trail (a high cliff). I've been there a few times. It's just down the road from Beamer's Falls which I have a pic posted in here.

      http://www.niagarapeninsulahawkwatch.org/ytd.htm
    12. Srain
      Srain
      Awesome about Clancy and the Delta trainer!!!
      1. Iam
        Iam
        I am pretty excited about it Rain. We start advance training classes in January. I hoping that in March,nwhen he's a year old, we will be ready to go thru the evaluation. Like most British Labs he's very mellow, but he is still a lab LOL!
        Dec 2, 2011
      2. Srain
        Srain
        Wow, that is just great! :) I bet he will just love it!
        Dec 6, 2011
    13. Nighthawlk
      Nighthawlk
      ((((((((((hugs)))))))))))))
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      2. Nighthawlk
        Nighthawlk
        Sounds like a plan. Let me know what works for you
        Nov 29, 2011
      3. Iam
        Iam
        I'm around all day Thursday. Is that a good day? If so pick a time. How many hours ahead of pacific time are you?
        Nov 29, 2011
      4. Nighthawlk
        Nighthawlk
        2 hours ahead. let me know what works I can chat from the office or once I get home
        Nov 30, 2011
    14. PerfectlyFlawed
      PerfectlyFlawed
      Cute picture. I have yellow labrador at home.
      1. Iam
        Iam
        Lucky you PF! We love the breed and have had many in our 33 years of marriage. We also have a 13 yr old black lab. Clancy just turned 8 months old. I'm training him to be a therapy dog and plan on the two of us working with kids. Not quite sure in what capacity yet ;o) Hope you have a great day PF!
        Nov 29, 2011
    15. Nighthawlk
      Nighthawlk
      miss u my friend
      1. Iam
        Iam
        Hi there NH! How are you doing?
        Nov 18, 2011
      2. Nighthawlk
        Nighthawlk
        r u here. i am doing ok.
        Nov 18, 2011
    16. intothelight
      intothelight
      Congratulations on quitting smoking! Keeping your family in my prayers, especially your in-laws.
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      2. Iam
        Iam
        Thanks Deb. Quitting wasn't really a "decision", I just didn't feel like smoking. Now when the urge strikes I just think about the taste and coughing...."do I really want that?" ;o) Thanks for the prayers. My step mom has her biopsy on Weds. Dad is going to the dr today to check on the internal bleeding reoccurring. Hugs and lots of love!
        Nov 14, 2011
    17. Iam
      Iam
      Feeling balanced again. No symptoms, even the anxiety is gone! Hopefully next time I get triggered I'll remember this & let go faster!
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      2. Saphy
        Saphy
        who do tell your secret about not having symptoms!! :3
        Hope it stays this way.
        Nov 11, 2011
      3. Iam
        Iam
        Thanks Saphy....What I'd like is to not beat myself up when they do flare up! It doesn't take much to make my anxiety spike, but even people who don't have PTSD have negative feelings at times. Something I need to remember ;)
        Nov 11, 2011
    18. Saphy
      Saphy
      I really like your avatar picture! (: Have an awesome day today. :D
      1. Iam
        Iam
        Awww thanks Saphy. I took it a few weeks ago ;o)
        Nov 7, 2011
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    20. Srain
      Srain
      (((((((((((((((Iam))))))))))))))
      1. Iam
        Iam
        Thanks for the hug Rain. I have a big EMDR session today so it is very much appreciated. My hubby is coming with me, though he'll wait in the car. We're going out to have fun afterwards. That will help and it's good that I don't have to make the long drive home. I am so blessed to have him, family, you and the others here. (((Rain)))
        Nov 4, 2011
    21. Iam
      Iam
      May all our wishes come true!
    22. BloomInWinter
      BloomInWinter
      ((((((Iam))))))))
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      2. Iam
        Iam
        <3 ((((Blooms)))) <3 for you too!
        Nov 2, 2011
    23. Iam
      Iam
      If we have to wait to see how we feel before we know if we can enjoy the day then our feelings have control over us. ~ Joyce Meyer
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    24. Gloria
      Gloria
      I saw the post that Nicolette referred to. I am praying that IAM is okay.
      Hugs,
      Gloria
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      2. Iam
        Iam
        Hi Gloria, Thanks for your prayers.....had a pretty tough few days there last week, but I am doing well. Your prayers mean so much to me......thank you. You've been an encouragement so many, many times to over the last year and a half
        Oct 28, 2011
    25. Nicolette
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      2. Iam
        Iam
        Oh my gosh Nicolette.....no I hadn't seen this thread. Thank you so much for letting me know. WOW....I am so very touched ;o) What made you do that?
        Oct 28, 2011
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    Gender:
    Female
    Birthday:
    Jul 21, 1959 (Age: 54)
    Location:
    NW USA
    Occupation:
    Homemaker for now
    52 year old married mother & grandmother. I live on property with my husband of 33 years and a myrid of animals.

    Family, horseback riding, gardening, hiking, swimming, fishing, reading and a new hobby....photography :)
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