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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2340 on: June 04, 2018, 08:28:36 AM »
I'm sorry about your friend, Bradley. It does make you think, and wonder, and ask 'what if'...
And about your back too - can you find a physio to help? Some gentle exercises?

And Gem, fingers and everything crossed for Mrs Gem!
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2341 on: June 04, 2018, 08:54:34 AM »
Everything what Bea said.
Everything I wrote above is pure conjecture. I don't know what I'm talking about.

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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2342 on: June 04, 2018, 11:08:32 AM »
Good luck on the skin graft Gem/Mrs. Gem!

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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2343 on: June 04, 2018, 11:20:49 AM »
I'm sorry Bradley.

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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2344 on: June 04, 2018, 12:37:26 PM »
Good wishes and thoughts for Bradley and Mrs. Gem.
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2345 on: June 04, 2018, 04:30:23 PM »
A surprising turn to the day: we went in today and Mrs. Gem got her IV and hospital PJs, and they wheeled her into surgery. They took one look at the wound and decided it was healing nicely, after all, and no additional graft was required. So now I am playing hooky while she fries up some bacon and eggs.
Makes me think of a favorite movie quote:
"Luck, often enough, will save a man - if his courage holds." - Beolwyn, 13th Warrior
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2346 on: June 04, 2018, 05:39:29 PM »
A surprising turn to the day: we went in today and Mrs. Gem got her IV and hospital PJs, and they wheeled her into surgery. They took one look at the wound and decided it was healing nicely, after all, and no additional graft was required. So now I am playing hooky while she fries up some bacon and eggs.
Makes me think of a favorite movie quote:
"Luck, often enough, will save a man - if his courage holds." - Beolwyn, 13th Warrior

What a great result today!so happy for you both.
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2347 on: June 04, 2018, 05:49:39 PM »
Really great news :D
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2348 on: June 04, 2018, 09:54:00 PM »
Well, that's good news.
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2349 on: June 08, 2018, 02:37:00 PM »
In my "quote a day" desk calendar, today's really resonates with me and my way of living:

"Be soft.
Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness.
Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place."
Iain S. Thomas

and now I found that people have already created images for it, so here's one with a kitten :D

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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2350 on: June 15, 2018, 03:49:59 AM »
So Jmack, how are you doing? Kristine's leg wound is healing up nicely, filling in so it looks a little less like a fresh shark bite and more like … a healing one hahahaha
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2351 on: June 15, 2018, 12:50:26 PM »
So Jmack, how are you doing? Kristine's leg wound is healing up nicely, filling in so it looks a little less like a fresh shark bite and more like … a healing one hahahaha

Very glad to hear about healing. She’s been in our prayers.

My body is a mystery to me. I assume everything is going as expected, but I don’t really know what to expect. I have various pains, funky breathing issues, can’t sleep through the night, and get inner ear wobble-wobbles when I wake up and when I’m tired. Normal? Not?

One thing’s for sure, I don’t think I’ve read a fantasy novel that gets wound recovery right. Scars itch. Knitting bones ache. Exhaustion lasts.

Good thing is I’m going to first cardio-rehab session today. Hopefully they’ll know what normal looks like and reduce the mystery.


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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2352 on: June 15, 2018, 09:17:44 PM »
Quote
One thing’s for sure, I don’t think I’ve read a fantasy novel that gets wound recovery right. Scars itch. Knitting bones ache. Exhaustion lasts.

yeah who would want 6 months of rehabilitation following 30 seconds of action?

I think fitness and physical ability is not a line or curve on a graph but steps. Something knocks you back and it becomes very hard to climb the vertical to the next plateau which is relatively easy to navigate up to the next vertical.

I seem to have tumbled a number of steps in the last 20 years and even getting back to where I was is
probably beyond my ability and willpower.


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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2353 on: June 16, 2018, 10:16:45 PM »
I think I'm leaning a bit towards cabin fever, if I may stretch the term a bit.

With university done until fall I'm not interacting with people in any regular fashion. And my friends haven't been available much lately.

Consequently I've mostly just been writing, either at home or by myself at a cafe, or taking solo trips to the parks. I do feel it's starting to affect me a bit, but I don't know what my alternative is. I'm told autists tend to eventually give up on social outlets that just don't suit them, and I'm pretty much at that stage. But now I'm wondering what to do. There are only so many options in a town of Akureyri's size, and none of them particularly appeal to me.
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2354 on: June 16, 2018, 11:30:01 PM »
I think I'm leaning a bit towards cabin fever, if I may stretch the term a bit.

With university done until fall I'm not interacting with people in any regular fashion. And my friends haven't been available much lately.

Consequently I've mostly just been writing, either at home or by myself at a cafe, or taking solo trips to the parks. I do feel it's starting to affect me a bit, but I don't know what my alternative is. I'm told autists tend to eventually give up on social outlets that just don't suit them, and I'm pretty much at that stage. But now I'm wondering what to do. There are only so many options in a town of Akureyri's size, and none of them particularly appeal to me.

Is there any kind of writers, gamers, or such group?
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