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Offline Eli_Freysson

Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #3000 on: March 27, 2020, 04:45:39 PM »
@ScarletBea, sorry you're feeling down. No particular reason?
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #3001 on: March 27, 2020, 04:51:23 PM »
@ScarletBea, sorry you're feeling down. No particular reason?
*looks out the window at the massive reason*
No, nothing specific ;D

Joking aside, just mood all over the place, I guess, because I was ok this morning...
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #3002 on: March 28, 2020, 03:17:15 AM »
Just had a little cry :'(

Not allowed! >:(

Oh, whoops, this is supposed to be a supportive space. Darn.

It’s OK!  :)

Wait a second, was that good?
I’m not sure

Hmm. Maybe I should just say, I’m thinking about you, Bz. Hope you start the upswing.
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #3003 on: March 28, 2020, 03:53:49 AM »
Just had a little cry :'(

Ah, that's not good. Have some cake or chocolate and watch your favourite YT videos.

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Offline S. K. Inkslinger

Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #3004 on: March 28, 2020, 04:35:50 AM »
Hope you're feeling better Bea! Remember, we're all here ready to support you whenever!  :D *sunny smile*

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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #3005 on: March 28, 2020, 04:40:53 AM »
Sorry for double posting. I'm not sure if this should be in the virus thread or here, but I think it's more related to emotional reasons.

My father had to close down one of his dental clinic due to this virus pandemic. Truth be told, the place hadn't been doing very well these past few years, but now with the pandemic it's even worse. Should we have to close down for months or even up to a year instead of being barely profitable the place would've become a liability instead, so he had to make that choice. My father's still got his primary clinic, and fortunately the sale of that clinic and the other processes regarding the closing up went rather well. I really prayed that things wouldn't get much worse than now, though.  :-\

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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #3006 on: March 28, 2020, 08:47:42 AM »
Sad to hear that, Inky, I hope things manage ok with your family.

And I wish I could connect your dad with @J.R. Darewood now, hehe

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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #3007 on: March 29, 2020, 08:10:38 PM »
Met with my daughter 3 weeks ago for the first time in 5 years which was awkward and weird. Then nothing, no response to texts no word. She just dropped me off a cupcake. I am crying at the moment.

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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #3008 on: March 29, 2020, 08:16:47 PM »
Met with my daughter 3 weeks ago for the first time in 5 years which was awkward and weird. Then nothing, no response to texts no word. She just dropped me off a cupcake. I am crying at the moment.

Wow. I can only hope she’ll reach back out to,you. I’m sure the loss feels so,terrible. Man hugs to you, Rostum
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #3009 on: March 29, 2020, 08:31:47 PM »
Sorry bad wording. I had just got home from work and there was a ring on the doorbell and it was M who had brought me a cupcake.

A great relief that brought on tears. It's a scary time for me the most important thing in my world is to re-establish a relationship with her.

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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #3010 on: March 29, 2020, 09:54:38 PM »
Oh that is really nice, especially at this time!
Little steps on the journey, good luck :)
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #3011 on: March 30, 2020, 12:24:00 PM »
Sad to hear that, Inky, I hope things manage ok with your family.

And I wish I could connect your dad with @J.R. Darewood now, hehe

And thanks, you all x

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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #3012 on: March 31, 2020, 08:03:47 AM »
^ hope you're feeling better!

And I'll comment further here about something I first wrote in the virus thread.

On Sunday I wrote this:
I just can't go out and help, I'm too scared and anxious.
Is getting in touch with people enough, support through words? It'll have to be, it's all I'm able to do...
That evening I decided to write a mail to everyone (about 15) of my old portuguese group, telling them how I was doing, asking about them and their families.
Since then almost everyone has replied, it's been lovely to hear from them.
And many said "thanks for keeping us together", which is what they say when I go to Portugal and get everyone together for a meal - they live more or less near each other, but they don't get in touch much, not as a group/with everyone.

So it does seem that getting in touch with people *is* enough and does good, and I feel a bit better :)
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #3013 on: April 03, 2020, 11:59:47 PM »
I wanted to follow up on my doctor friend, the one who was terrified not long ago (and still is, beneath the bravado). He has charged into things in the Detroit area. Short version, he brushed aside the crisis center director's emphasis on hoping this and that in a major meeting. The fallout - he has been tapped to assume control of the city's response. Of course, as a former superior in the military and as his conscience and cheerleader whispering in his ear, I get to feel a little warm about his contributions. Look at the kid go!

If there's a point, it is that giving a little support here and there make a big difference later on - so us old farts on the bench have a role, after all :)
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #3014 on: April 06, 2020, 11:19:44 PM »
In these difficult times I thought I'd post this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7op92W7voE

A man dresses up as his dog's favourite toy. Joy happens.
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