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Old 01-22-2016, 11:21 AM
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Indeed, smiling at you.
That is good news!

I had a very long sleep and big cuddles from my gorgeous cat.
I am definitely happy to be home. Thank you J
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Old 01-22-2016, 01:27 PM
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I won't define myself in terms of my marriage status, because I never have. Society is designed that way. We are often judged by that status, and treated accordingly. When I married, it was important to me to keep my name, so I just added his last name to the end of mine. Now I have four names. The way I see it, I had that name my whole life -- why should I change it?

Just so happens that his last name is nicer than my own last name, and much less common, so I decided to keep it for publishing, when the time comes!
Just popped in........keep your spirits up, ambitions too, for anything down the track
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Glad you had a long sleep, V.

I saw pics of your gorgeous cat, btw. Those black cats sure are beautiful.
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Just dropping by SP, you're in my thoughts and I am sending you warm wishes!!
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Just caught up J ~ you had a shower on your own? How wonderful.

You have been so strong through all of this; there have certainly been some very big challenges
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Old 01-22-2016, 02:20 PM
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Hugs potamus! It's snowing there? Wish we'd get just a little bit down here! We had hail yesterday and now it's just sunny and cold!
Oh...I love Daniel in the land of make believe...ugga mugga
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I did, yeah! It felt nice.

I guess, after being sober for a while now, and truly appreciating the ability to act independently of a drug's influence, from a clear state of mind and all, when abilities like showering, bathing, eating, and sleeping without some sort of aid -- whether from people or medicine -- are suddenly gone, it's disconcerting, and disturbing.

I am really happy to be sitting and typing from my office and on the big computer, too! I finally moved from the bedroom back in here just a few minutes ago. I was getting depressed in the bedroom. I've been in there nearly two weeks. Tuesday will be 14 days since the surgery date. And that's the day I can start introducing solid foods that are soft and mashable, and swallowable.
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Flurries only, Brynn. Doubt we'll get much more. The northeastern part of the state gets more though. I'm in the central western part.

I like Daniel too!
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Hi SPotamus! I found the thread! Hope you found a tastier soup by the end of the day over the bland mushroom one. Havent read through the thread..are you eating ice cream or is cold off limits?
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I was going to ask if you were still in the bedroom....so glad you moved to your office.
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Glad you're getting back to a normal-ish routine SP

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Happy you're here, Pixie.

I can eat ice-cream, and believe it or not, I've not even wanted any!! I have mostly craved savory foods. My go-to meals have been butternut squash soup, potato soup, and mushroom soup. Along with that, I drink Ensure, both the chocolate and the vanilla. I prefer the vanilla. It tastes like I'm drinking vanilla cake batter. Full of vitamins and minerals too. I also like it because it's a small amount, considering it's 350 calories. I can drink two of those easily before or after a big bowl of soup and feel completely satisfied for hours.

One day, I had a large iced coffee from Dunkin Donuts. I'll probably have another tomorrow.
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Hey there, I've just read through this thread since the day of your surgery... wow, what a story in so many ways! Very glad that things are starting to look up on different fronts for you now.

I so relate to this sentiment:
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I guess, after being sober for a while now, and truly appreciating the ability to act independently of a drug's influence, from a clear state of mind and all, when abilities like showering, bathing, eating, and sleeping without some sort of aid -- whether from people or medicine -- are suddenly gone, it's disconcerting, and disturbing.
Personally, I've been trying to "work on" my issues and general strong feelings about independence for a good while now, and I've gotten as far as appreciating that independence, in a way, is an illusion as most of us humans don't live in isolation... and the concept of interdependence is a more helpful way for me to look at it. But when it comes to basic needs such as those you have been experiencing and describing here, it's very hard... especially if the people that theoretically and/or practically are closest to us are unsupportive. Kudos to you for going through this experience the way you do

Your commitment to this surgery, the healing process, and the way you use SR for support also reveals a level of perseverance and ability to show and overcome vulnerability that is very inspiring. I hope things continue to improve for you now in a more steady way!
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Old 01-22-2016, 02:44 PM
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I won't be seeking any more mates, but thanks, Kris.
Whaaat? You don't want an older man to take care of and collect my...oops, his life insurance?
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Trach, I had to hold my face together I was laughing so hard.

I am still laughing...
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