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Survival of the Afghan....Sisters Live On.....
November 3, 2006
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can't say much here; don't ever want to get kicked off and I really don't know what i can say and not say; so i am being careful; just type it in and see, ok, let me know

November 3, 2006
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Need,
I LOVED MadLibs as a child. When we drove across country I drove my mother and step-father crazy with them. I still love them.

GG,
I have to check out that palTalk thing.
I'm not rebellious at all. I just can do what I want. Nananie boo boo.

Mich, we are all holding you and your daughter.

Love you all.

Cyn

November 3, 2006
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GG---

thanks for the suggestion.. typed it

and understand now what it is all

about...

November 3, 2006
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GREAT....I think if you check under health, that there are all kind of online meetings and they will have meetings just for coda

November 3, 2006
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mich, holding you close...

November 3, 2006
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OK---GG-- I AM GOING TO GO BACK AND

CHECK IT OUT!!!

YOU ARE THE BEST

THANKS FOR THE SUGGESTIONS AND

WILLINGNESS TO HELP ME...LOVE YA

November 3, 2006
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GG---

THANKS ... FOUND WHAT I WAS LOOKING

FOR.. I AM GOING TO DEFINITELY

TAKE A LOOK AT IT MORE ....

November 3, 2006
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great need! We need to help each other help ourselves!!!

My sisters are so special to me...

November 3, 2006
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Just wanted to share this with my sisters...

My Mandy is so funny. I was upstairs

before and she was barking so I went

down to take a look to see what was

the matter.. Apparently, she was all

out of water.. and when I came

downstairs she came running to me

with the water bowl in her mouth

and her brown eyes looking up at me...

Then I was sitting on the couch

and she was in the kitchen looking

at me through her reflection in the

stove........and barking at me...

November 3, 2006
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how cute!!! Need, at online meetings, you can just listen, type, or talk in a mike...though, the more you share, the more you get out of it...I am shy, quit rolling your eyes LL!!!, so I haven't said to much...listen a lot, trying to learn about people and being codependent. It is all anonymous too because you just have nicknames too...

November 3, 2006
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Hi Everyone,

GG thanks for helping Need with the CODA meetings. I know the online one she went to and I didn't care for it that much either. No warmth, like here. I need to find a meeting locally to attend. I think I've got the courage to go.

Need, Mandy is so cute!!! I have a cat that cries when his water is low. My Scottie, Kerri, never whined for anything but food. She would find water somewhere in the house. There was a communal water bowl.

Mich, how was the appointment? We're waiting and praying.

Love,
Cyndra

November 3, 2006
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I am really sick today...much worse...want sympathy okay, BUT only if no one has any urgent or worse issues....Sorry, LL, I just can't feel different about my problem there...maybe one day...Hey, it is brave for me to ask for help or sympathy...it is, really!

November 3, 2006
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GG-- you are not only brave but strong and I love you..
thanks for the help..

I am a lot like you too (so LL will have to roll her eyes TWICE) because I feel the same way about speaking up .. although I did pour my heart and soul out here the other night on the NO CONTACT Thread...

anyway, I hope that you are feeling better .. I know that it is difficult because of the cluster migraines that you are experiencing..

how is the medication?

November 3, 2006
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Hope all is well with everyone

I am going to take mandy for a walk

right now with my mom.. I will

check back later...

HOLDING you all

((MICH))

((GG))

((LL))

((CYNDRA))

November 3, 2006
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not much relief, because now I am real sick with a sinus infection...

Thanks need, you are so sweet!

Mich, I am with you at the doctor, sweetie.

November 3, 2006
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GG -

You are at around the 48+ hour mark on the meds for the sinus infection, right? That means the antibiotics are kicking in bigtime today which explains why you feel WORSE. Rest as much as you can, drink tons of water and let those antibiotics do their job. Today should be the worst of it and then you will start improving.

- Ma Strong

November 3, 2006
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Ma, I am bad, didn't tell dr. about sinus infection because I was dealing with the cluster headaches and trying to start on all that medicine...I didn't know if I could because it was a neurologist I was seeing. My reg. doctor is on vacation, but I am getting ready to call, because I am in an awful state here.

November 3, 2006
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GG ,
You could have told the neurologist and he/she could have prescribed an antibiotic after you explained your regular doctor was on the vacation.

Once you get the antibiotics I recommend getting some Sudafed (the real kind behind the counter) to help dry you up a bit. You may want to take Mucinex if you're really stuffy to loosen the gunk up and help it drain.

I HATE sinus infections.

Cyndra

November 3, 2006
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I am home, frustrated, know nothing more than I did earlier...sending her to Cleveland Clinic...Where is our gis sister again...What is her deal sleeping all day? I have to get everyone situated and will chat with you all in a few...We filed for aricas adoption though, so I am happy about that...and she is ECSTATIC.

Love and miss you all...could still stand to be held for a while GG.. Thanks...

November 3, 2006
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GG---

I am thinking of you... and hoping that you start feeling better SOON..

PLease make the call to the doctor..

and REST as much as possible..

You are in my thoughts and prayers

November 3, 2006
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((((Mich))))~ Your days plans made MY head spin. We need to come up with a “give our sister peace prayer when one of us has to take off for the day with so much on the agenda. Hope your day went beautifully and stress free- I think between you & GG with your two’s gift of writing could come up with some type of prayer we all could say for our sisters on days like this.

((((Cyndra))))~ Your fatigue…is this depression related? Gosh that really sucks no matter where it is stemming from. Also you mentioned to Need about being her cyber buddie…it reminded me of today's daily reading out of one of my Al-Anon books... today’s reading said this about sponsors …kinda like what GG & Mich are doing. I’ll quote most of the reading… just fill in the blank with the Afghan thread or AAC : )

By the time we reach _________, many of us are starving to be heard. We bask in the discovery that the _________ rooms are safe places in which we can talk about the things that been pent up inside. We share, and the people around us nod with understanding and mention how they identify, or they thank us for sharing. Finally we are heard and appreciated by others who have been there too.

….That’s one reason sponsorships is such a valuable tool. Our needs for self-expression are real and should be addressed. A sponsor can give us the time and attention we need to talk about ourselves and our lives.

Today’s reminder My needs are important. ________ helps me to find appropriate ways in which to meet them. I will take good care of myself today.

“…Very personal details…are better left to a sponsor who can lend a consistent ear and keep confidence-someone who knows all about you and accepts you are you are. Sponsorship-What’s It’s all About.

While we all are like each other’s sponsor- I really like how GG&Mich really understand each other and how at times it’s like one will calm the other down and those two just need each other for a moment. So I don’t know it’s kinda like an unspoken sponsor thing when two of us connect up on that level.

And Cyrdra- bring it on lil sis about the teasing.... but just make sure that what you dish out you can handle in return : ) LOL

((((GG))))~ Oh, not another night for you : ( Gosh wondering if a fluffy cuddly white, brown, or black teddy bear would help you sleep…Ya know, your twin still has her blankie from when she was little when she needs a little extra comfort… Not too many years ago when I needed some comfort (and this used to happen a lot), I used to grab a hold of one of my sons blankets from their bed or take their pillow and it was amazing how it would comfort me. Now today since their older and stink more like boys : ), now I take long baths in my favorite body wash (Intuition) with a sikly feeling bubble bath, listen to relaxing music like Mozart, and then just lotion the hell out of my skin-it’s something about the fragrance and feeling all silky that brings me comfort-it’s weird but it often works. I know of a woman who finds, oddly, feeling different fabric texture comforting and relaxing. Your Hope Watch is kinda like that only not sure how much you can snuggle up to it : )….find something tangible that will make you feel just good inside… When my mother was in the hospital for a week (scared to death that she was going to die), I brought her a real soft fluffy poodle stuffed animal that looked similar to her dog. I didn’t think she’d cuddle up to and hold the darn thing as a comfort!! But she did. We are never too old to have our comfy’s. It’s just the matter of finding what works.

And sinus infections are the worst : ( The first one I ever experienced I really thought I was dying from a brain tumor! You are on anti-bodics, right?? And you ask anytime for comfort and support without hesitation gf…someday when all we’ll get better at that and feel just comfortable in getting our needs met. Man I truly think why we understand each other so well on that aspect is because we have been so used taking care of everyone else as good little codependents that we feel guilty and it doesn’t feel right to say … “Hey, I’m hurting here…” We no longer need to suffer alone, on anything….And what a better place to do this in but right here…surrounded by a bunch of recovering codependents that understand each other and have the sincere love for another : )

((((Need)))) I still have to get over to the NC thread and catch up on some reading with you. I am so glad you found your way here to AAC, in here, and as well as the NC Thread- I’ve said this more than once, but that thread and Ma Strong as well as many others who used to hang out there (FeelingFree and Rising were two of them) helped me greatly get through a very tough time in my life. Just know (and you too Cyndra) that each day it does get better and the longer you stay out of contact with them- the stronger you become.

((((AmryAngel))))~ Are you still out there? I miss you. Please dropped in when you get a chance or are around.

LOL~ Yes, we now know where GG’s cluster headaches are for sure coming from! jk. Now GG, were you not the one who just suggested to Mich that maybe communicating ones feelings to the hubby would be beneficial?! Now isn’t it amazing that we so often have great insight into others but yet we don’t take our own advice or suggestions : ) Talk to the hubby GG…tell him what you feel girl. And I like one of the sisters suggestions of calling him up and asking him to pick up some chicken or something for dinner. And oh for funny I’ve done pretty much the same thing when I am heading off to work…”OMG, I have 10 minutes and sitting here in a sweatshirt, underwear, socks, and wet hair in clips,,,,bye!”

So it sounds like I may be the only one here out in left field…in the CST time zone that is! Now imagine that : )

Alrighty, I’ll check back.

Love you all- and hope that my rambling made some sense. I always cringe later if I read over what I wrote and catch my numerous grammar errors.

I fill ya all in later on a current could be crisis (w/ the cute married guy-hoping I’m reading way too into it) as well as what I am learning even more about myself regarding the whole thing - there is growth in there for me. And just to say that if I’m not reading too much into, my higher power has a way of keeping me on the straight and narrow and with that, I really have to try hard to go around the path He keeps me by jumping off it and doing my own thing. And doing my own thing, my own way just never works....and also will fill ya all in on the exH's latest- but do know I am fine!!!

November 3, 2006
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and darn- I tried to double check that I took off the italics where needed- oh well., It's all the same : )

November 3, 2006
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Hello...I miss my sisters...and I NEED a hug...in a bad way....

November 3, 2006
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LL, I just love you!!! You sound so much better and you just helped me a lot!!! You have great intuition in our family...maybe because you have been soaking in it so much!!!

You seem to understand me so much which is why I miss you so much when you are not around...You are a natural big sister...Yes, mich and I have really bonded and seem almost conjoined, but we can't function without our sisters...Have you seen where our conversations can skyrocket and nosedive within a few posts??? It is during these times, that we really need our LL, our cyn, and need.

No, I am not on antibiotics;this infection snuck on me while dealing with the other crap...I picked up 5 medicines yesterday and just couldn't tell the doctor that I had something else going on...I was afraid that he would think I was a hypochondriac!. But now, I can't breathe, running fever, and my head weighs 100 lbs., so I did call the doctor and they are going to call out antibiotics today...

Thanks for the suggestions LL, about something cuddly,,I think I would like a soft, chenille baby blanket..white or pink...sounds so comforting...oh well...It was very hard for me to seek the comfort that I want right now, but thanks LL, for making it seem alright.

cyn...waiting for doctor report...

mich...still holding my twin sister...hope i don't make you sick...

LL, you sound great today...hope you feel okay...I have not accomplished the goals I set for myself concerning my recovery...keep having setbacks, mostly physical...But, I will continue....

YOU ARE ALL CONFUSING ME...WHO LIVES IN WHAT FRICKEN TIME ZONE? Send it in...it is driving me crazy...And if you don't mind naming the state, please let me know...I am getting so confused down here...Hey, Am I the only one down here; that makes me sad...

GG IS IN THE CENTRAL TIME ZONE: Louisiana

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Ok, getting lonely...in a bad way....

I just had higher hopes for today...I will try to catch you all later

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