"Carol, it is a mere 13 months into your journey, of course your grief is still very raw. We can all relate to it. Time needs to pass and take with it the edge off your pain. You have my reassurance that it Will get better, you will eventually come…"
"Thank you Laurajay, abusive parents do not realise the far reaching consequences of their words and deeds, my stepfather often used the excuse "it didn't do me any harm", when he was displaying the harm it had done him!. I think, if…"
"You're welcome, promise me you will see your doctor and get a definite diagnosis on your aches and pains, you can't go through life wondering what's causing them, and your anxiety and depression is probably linked. We have to be our…"
"I have fibromyalgia, Sciatica, and PTSD they thought my fibro was R Arthritis at first, the symptoms are similar, a blood test will answer your question. PTSD, I was told by my specialist, is often the cause of Fibromyalgia, and from what you say…"
"Sweetlady, You are not the only one, hun, both my steparents should never have adopted a child. One of the reasons I enlisted in the army, was to escape domestic violence. But, they are dead, and cannot hurt anyone anymore, they are not here to…"
"Sweetlady, your daughter in law is very kind and caring to send you their new address. I have fibromyalgia, and your doctor can prescribe painkillers. But you will need a proper diagnosis, because some things, like Rheumatoid Arthritis are very very…"
"Having a pet is good incentive for getting out of bed. My garden has been occupying much of my time recently, and is great therapy. Some days it's ok not to feel positive, we are only human after all. But not too often!."
"Cee,, Runnymede is where the Magna Carta was signed, and it is part of the US constitution, JFK visited Runnymede when he was in England. So I think it would be of interest to you. I hope you do visit, especially at this time of year, Hampton Court…"
"My daughter lives in another town, and neither of us drive, but we chat to each other on the phone every day, as do our parrots. She has a male version of mine, so we put our phones on loudspeaker, and they chat to each other in parrotese, sometimes…"
"Sweetlady, the only way to effect a reconciliation with your son and family, is to contact him and ask for discussion. You do not say what his grievance with you is about, and it's none of our business. Something has happened, and you need to…"
"This is Exactly how we begin, one day at a time, and before we know it, Weeks, months and years have passed. I remember feeling as you do, a huge question mark hangs over you "what now?" and you just don't know what you're…"
"Housework is good exercise, and Tai Chi, which a doctor recommended. I live in a ground floor flat (appt if you're American) , but the little front garden is under my care, and I put salt down now, I can't do snow shovelling, my late…"
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