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How to put it in a nutshell? 40 & glad to be here! Stroke & minor heart surgery @ 35. Lost Mom to cancer in 2005. I miss her more than I can say. I share this so you know where I'm coming from... LOVE my 2 kids & husband... Life is hectic

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  • Really?
    on Dec 31, 2015
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  • 2015
    on Dec 30, 2015
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  • For realsies? How can you be so cold?
    on Jan 20, 2015 in depression grumpy misc. pain wtf
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  • Dementia... are they really calling him?
    on Jan 11, 2015 in dementia depression hope suicide
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  • Grief
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  • Dementia
    on Apr 1, 2014 in aging dad dementia
    Dementia seems like a scary but not crazy diagnosis.  Vascular Dementia is different from Alzheimer's Disease.  Pick your poison, they both devastate your world.  The sad thing for my dad is that he knows he is losing his mind (cogniti...
  • on Mar 16, 2014
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  • Odd Happiness
    on Mar 15, 2014
    So it feels strange to be happy in my current circumstance, but I am!  My son is at a public bowling alley with his friends he met at "the looney bin."  He calls it that and I think this means he is getting healthier.  He tried to kill...
  • Happy
    on Feb 23, 2013
    Life has such ups and downs. As I watch my father age I am sad.  As I watch my children grow, I am happy.  I miss those I have lost but I have hope for the future.  It is so nice when friends from the past reach out to me to reconnect.
  • on Jun 30, 2012
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