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Sat Jul 1, 2017, 06:31 PM

Check in please, how is everyone ?

I am ok, probably a 5. I'd say why I'm not better, but last time I did, I got some responses that really pissed me off (not from any regulars here, from people who NEVER come here).

PSA to lurkers: If you CANNOT be kind and tactful, STF out of this forum, ok ? Go be blunt and tactless in General Discussion. You'll rightly get your ass handed to you.

Ok, I feel better. Sorry.

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Reply Check in please, how is everyone ? (Original post)
steve2470 Jul 2017 OP
irisblue Jul 2017 #1
steve2470 Jul 2017 #4
irisblue Jul 2017 #7
metroins Jul 2017 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2017 #3
steve2470 Jul 2017 #5
The Blue Flower Jul 2017 #6
thinkingagain Jul 2017 #8
nadine_mn Jul 2017 #11
thinkingagain Jul 2017 #15
steve2470 Jul 2017 #14
thinkingagain Jul 2017 #16
DeadLetterOffice Jul 2017 #9
nadine_mn Jul 2017 #12
Tobin S. Jul 2017 #10
nadine_mn Jul 2017 #13

Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Jul 1, 2017, 06:34 PM

1. I am not frozen in depression nor bouncing in anxiety in fear.

Calm numb acceptance is one way to describe me today.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 1, 2017, 06:35 PM

4. good to hear

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 1, 2017, 06:54 PM

7. Thanks looking after us Steve.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Jul 1, 2017, 06:34 PM

2. I'm a 7

A little jaded and everything seems gray. Just going through the motions of life without much fulfillment.

On paper I'd be a 10, but inside just a little gray. I need excitement.

Hopefully you can get your spirits up to a 7, it's not a bad place.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Jul 1, 2017, 06:35 PM

3. No need to feel sorry for your thoughts, my dear Steve!

I think it's perfectly good to give the nasty lurkers what for.

As to how I am........pretty good. I've been having a lot of fun with my photos and this makes me very happy. I've had some good feedback about them.

Otherwise, not much to report. My life is tranquil and mostly happy. Well, as long as I don't think about the current craziness in DC, that is.

Please take care of yourself, OK?

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 1, 2017, 06:36 PM

5. thanks Peggy, you're the best honestly

You take care too. I really wish I had met you years ago, alas, sigh. I'll get back to LA eventually.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Jul 1, 2017, 06:48 PM

6. Same as in * years

I rely on DU to stay informed. Since knowledge is power, I feel empowered knowing that this community has persevered and grown since its inception. Fifteen years in this world makes DU an institution. This community is passionate and committed to pursuing the truth. My 67 years have been chock full of challenges, and I've learned how to meet them, transcend them, and transform them into strength and wisdom. I feel the same is happening to this country. Yes, the drumpsters will try to do their worst and it will be ugly. But destructiveness always, always, always, ends in self-destruction because deplorable people just never know when to stop. They can't stop themselves from going too far.

Screw your courage to the sticking place, friends. We've got this because we have each other and every decent citizen of this country.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Jul 1, 2017, 08:03 PM

8. Feeling a bit blue


been feeling like stuff has been hitting me none stop for a while now
last winter got a stress fracture on one foot, then since start of the year have had one kind of a sickness after another just get over one and another takes its place (colds, flue bronchitis etc) then my S.I joint got messed up (that is painful) dealing with that and “that man’s” request to put everyone's voter rolls info in public I HATE info that could lead to identity theft being publicly accessible .
Then to day a new stress, I was trying to get shopping done when I backed into someone at the grocery store.
No damage that I could see on my car but she had what looked to me like a very small dent and small scrapes/ paint missing. Regardless of damage now insurance crap etc. Stuff like that stresses me out.
So at the moment I feel like crying.
But since I saw that Steve felt better after he put words down, in his post that the same thing will happen to me.

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Response to thinkingagain (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 2, 2017, 02:18 PM

11. I'm sorry - I hope you feel better

Those random unexpected stresses (backing into someone) can be the breaking point in any day.

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Response to nadine_mn (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 2, 2017, 10:14 PM

15. Thank you

n.t.

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Response to thinkingagain (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 2, 2017, 03:44 PM

14. ......

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #14)

Sun Jul 2, 2017, 10:15 PM

16. Thank you

n.t.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Jul 1, 2017, 09:23 PM

9. Doing ok today.

The medical marijuana tincture that I started a month ago for chronic pain is having a definite effect on my mood as well - much less despairing and hopeless the last few weeks. Of course, this might be because the mmj is actually *working* to reduce my pain, rather than any direct effect on my brain chemistry, but either way I'll take it!

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Response to DeadLetterOffice (Reply #9)

Sun Jul 2, 2017, 02:20 PM

12. That is good to hear

chronic pain is such a nightmare - you don't realize how energy it sucks out of you from dealing with it day to day until you have a day you have less pain. I hope the medical marijuana continues to work for you

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Jul 2, 2017, 05:19 AM

10. I am well, but...

...I'm kind of in a strange place in my head. I have people in my life who love me, but I still feel alone in some regards. I don't feel like very many people truly understand me. That could be as much my fault as anyone's. It's sort of like I'm speaking a language that most people don't understand.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Jul 2, 2017, 02:27 PM

13. Thanks for checking in on this weekend - sometimes I forget to check in with myself

I think I am at a 7 even though I am having a low energy day. Did some cooking last week for the first time in a while and it was good to feed my husband. I am a picky eater but my husband will eat and enjoy anything. He is fun to cook for because I can try new recipes that I would never eat.

I do miss having optimism- I don't seem to have much of that anymore. I am one of those "happy" depressed people - I still try to find a silver lining in everything no matter how bad things get, but that is getting harder to do.

I am most frustrated that our current health plan through my husband's employer does not cover mental health visits (like to my therapist who I have seen for years and helps me stay on track) - so each visit sets us back $250 which we can't afford so I have only seen him 2x this year.

Looking forward to a bonfire and maybe a beer Tues night

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