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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:56 PM
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I so wish I could win a sweepstakes or the lottery or something. I want to pay bills and not work
ya, I know everyone wants that

but I have been sick the last two days and stayed home from work. Heck, I have been really sick practically all summer.

Even though I was sick, I enjoyed not working.

thought I had cancer but it is just crohns...

I wish that I could take time off to heal and learn about this disease so I didn't have to go to work sick


don't mind me...just ranting


I am sure my issues are less than others

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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:58 PM
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1. In the right world .
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 05:58 PM by Why Syzygy
the one that should be, your job would nourish you and help heal you and keep you well.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:59 PM
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2. +1 nt
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Ruby the Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:00 PM
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3. I am so sorry to hear this. I have a friend with Crohns.
It can be quite debilitating when his flareups happen. :(
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:00 PM
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4. tell me about it
the last two days have been really miserable
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:05 PM
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5. You are not at all strange. I felt the same way YEARS before I retired.
And the only reason I was able to retire was that I inherited some money from my mother. It had nothing to do with my savings. I didn't have enough.

I am so sorry for your Crohn's disease. I had a boss with that many years ago and she had a rough time of it. I wish you could go on disability and get some peace and quiet in order to heal and feel better.

Thanks for sharing your views today. I feel somehow vindicated for all those same thoughts I had for years even before I retired (pretty much forcibly; you get old, you get pushed out after all you've done).

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PA Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:05 PM
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6. I'm glad they didn't find cancer , but sorry to hear about the Crohn's
diagnosis. Being sick isn't easy in today's America. I hope you can get your Crohn's under control soon.

:hug:
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Libertas1776 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:06 PM
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7. Money doesn't buy
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 06:08 PM by Libertas1776
happiness, my friend....



Of course, then again, that is just something rich people tell everyone else lower than them so they can keep all the money to themselves. :mad:

Seriously, money has the ability to make people happy, especially when it pays the mortgage and bills, or as far as this country is concerned, medical bills. The only people with money who aren't "happy" are the ones that hoard it all to themselves and earn more and more at the expense of others and have not a shred of charity in their blood.


Well, anyway, here's to your health :toast:
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TxRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:11 PM
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10. Working your arse off doesn't either.....
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:20 PM
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11. Money helps you attain freedoms that those of us who scrap to just make it
can't even fathom. It doesn't buy you happiness, but it buys you relief from worrying about how to subsist.
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Libertas1776 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:13 PM
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16. You're right
you put it more appropriately than I could.
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endless october Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:09 PM
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8. i feel you.
i learned that i probably have ulcerative colitis this summer. got sick August 1st, stayed sick until a week ago. i'm unemployed. i don't know how i would have made it to work like that. i like to think i could have toughed it out, but i just don't know.

hang in there.
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:10 PM
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9. it is a good thing my classroom is near a restroom
but there are times I don't have a para in my room so I can run out if I need to




I realize money doesnt' buy happiness, but if I could pay off about 3 things, I could actually stay home and not be so stressed
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endless october Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:09 PM
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15. hope you feel better soon.
did they put you on prednisone? i didn't especially enjoy that medicine. better than cancer by far, though. i was very worried about that. i have been grateful every day since that it wasn't that, in fact.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:20 PM
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12. Me, first.
:sarcasm:
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:22 PM
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13. I'm so sorry - it's true, if you don't have your health...
And that's the American dream (for me, anyway), have enough money -- more than enough -- so I don't have to put up with the bullshit any more.

Take care! :pals:
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DesertFlower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:22 PM
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14. sorry to hear about Crohns.
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 06:24 PM by DesertFlower
i've been ill for 20 years with severe chronic fatigue syndrome. i also have irritable bowel syndrome. fortunately after 1-1/2 years of fighting social security i was awarded disability. i also have a husband with a good job. it makes life easier, but i'd rather have less money and good health.

i've been seeing an acupuncturist/herbalist for 6 months and my IBS is 60% better.
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:31 PM
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17. My son in law has the same thing
Diagnosed with Crohns nearly two years ago. We thought he'd have to have an ostomy bag installed but a couple of days in the hospital and some drugs fixed him up for a while.

However, he's got issues going on again. Probably because he's stressed out and not eating properly, both of which can aggravate the condition badly.

I can't even imagine having that. I have IBS, but apparently it's not nearly as painful and annoying as Crohns is.

anyway, you have my sympathies. I know how terrible it can make you feel.

:(

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ProudToBeBlueInRhody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:35 PM
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18. I can't afford to get sick
If I miss a day of work, I don't get paid. And missing a full day is impossible to lose money wise for me.
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:40 PM
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19. Apply for Glenn Beck's job. He's almost outta there.
and they really need a change :rofl:
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DefenseLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:44 PM
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20. Well yeah, but you know, when you win the lottery
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 08:46 PM by DefenseLawyer
they take a chunk of it out in taxes, so it really isn't even worth it anyway.

:sarcasm:
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:46 PM
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21. Just Crohns
Pretty serious stuff right there. I'm sending some good ole okie good vibes your way. :hug:
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:37 PM
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22. thank you
it seems we just can't get the right combo of drugs to work right


mean time I am losing weight (not that I mind that I am down to 110 lbs) but I am probably severely malnourished


and I either hurt all the time or am tired all teh time
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