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Old 09-12-2020, 4:52pm   #61
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We all have problems, personally, health, family etc... one thing I won稚 do is doom and gloom for my family and friends. Everybody has issues and your right, could get worse in 2 Mo. But I believe in the US and something stopping a total meltdown
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We all have problems, personally, health, family etc... one thing I won稚 do is doom and gloom for my family and friends. Everybody has issues and your right, could get worse in 2 Mo. But I believe in the US and something stopping a total meltdown
Thanks, Mr. Obvious. I go to the cancer center every two weeks. I知 well aware that we all face challenges. I知 also aware there are people worse off than me.

I知 sure you are a better person than me not 電ooming and glooming your friends and all. Thanks for judging me.

At the same time, unless you have a chronic illness, I wouldn稚 expect you to understand the challenge of staying positive. Imagine being sick every day for 15 years. Imagine being hospitalized three times a year for a decade. Imagine not being able to do the things you enjoy, not enjoying food, not going out with friends, missing family events and losing your memory from brain damage caused by malnutrition. I don稚 remember my son being born.

The problems you speak of are transient. Imagine having all those regular problems, plus an incurable illness that destroys your intestines, joints, muscles and optic nerves until it kills you.

I don稚 think you can.

電oom and gloom is your perception. For me it痴 my daily reality. What I see in this thread is my friends lifting me up, like we do for each other here. I知 just trying to get through and the support here is really helpful.

I reached out here for help. You came in mocking me.

I致e been fighting this disease for 15 years. It is weighing on my psyche. Why did you bother posting? Just to put me me down?

Maybe instead of judging, you might refrain from posting and thank God for your health and for having just normal life challenges.

For the rest of you, I just say thank you. Nine days to go.
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And for the record, I don稚 train in anticipation of a meltdown. I do it because it makes me stronger and because it痴 my duty to my family and my community.

I hope for the best and plan/train for the worst. What are you doing for your country besides putting sick people down on the Internet?
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Sorry to hear you're having a hard time again Pete. Really hard to have the constant onslaught of health issues.
Hell, most of us fall apart after having a crappy little flu for a week.
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I've been fighting the same disease for 40 years. It's possible to have it and still live a productive and nearly-normal life. Good luck.
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Thanks, Mr. Obvious. I go to the cancer center every two weeks. I知 well aware that we all face challenges. I知 also aware there are people worse off than me.

I知 sure you are a better person than me not 電ooming and glooming your friends and all. Thanks for judging me.

At the same time, unless you have a chronic illness, I wouldn稚 expect you to understand the challenge of staying positive. Imagine being sick every day for 15 years. Imagine being hospitalized three times a year for a decade. Imagine not being able to do the things you enjoy, not enjoying food, not going out with friends, missing family events and losing your memory from brain damage caused by malnutrition. I don稚 remember my son being born.

The problems you speak of are transient. Imagine having all those regular problems, plus an incurable illness that destroys your intestines, joints, muscles and optic nerves until it kills you.

I don稚 think you can.

電oom and gloom is your perception. For me it痴 my daily reality. What I see in this thread is my friends lifting me up, like we do for each other here. I知 just trying to get through and the support here is really helpful.

I reached out here for help. You came in mocking me.

I致e been fighting this disease for 15 years. It is weighing on my psyche. Why did you bother posting? Just to put me me down?

Maybe instead of judging, you might refrain from posting and thank God for your health and for having just normal life challenges.

For the rest of you, I just say thank you. Nine days to go.
Pete. I think you took Mikes post the wrong way for sure. Have you seen any of his posts before? He is not that kind of guy. He was just saying look at it with a positive spin. That is all. Good luck man I do not think anyone on here would wish you any harm or ill will. Not in the time I have been here. I hope things work out for you.
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Sure seems like a judgment. Sorry Mike. I知 not myself.

Now I知 out of work. My clients have been shutting down over the last few months. Now the last and largest one is going into bunker mode. Gonna be hard to be positive.

Most of your brain chemistry is created in your gut. Depression is part of the deal when your guts are ****ed up. Mine is raging.

At the same time, this is an opportunity to pivot and maybe find a more satisfying path. I don稚 care anymore. What will be will be.

Once I get back on my feet next week I値l hit it hard and get back on track. Frustrating I have to wait a week.
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I've been fighting the same disease for 40 years. It's possible to have it and still live a productive and nearly-normal life. Good luck.
I know it痴 possible. But not in ones control. It is also different for everyone. If I recall you had your diseased area cut out. Some people go into remission once the damaged area is gone. Mine can稚 be cut out. I swear half the problem is actually the treatment.

I know you致e been through hell. I知 登nly 15 years in. They say if I can get through the next ten years, things should get better. But lots of surgery.

I知 not down and out. I think I知 mostly very tired. Sometimes I see other people doing things and I can only wish I could enjoy some normalicy. I used to really like food and cooking. Now I eat for utility purposes. If I can eat at all.

I miss me some steak!

I never give up. With support from friends I can get through. Sometimes I just have to bitch. In real life I never say a word. I hide it.

But I shall torture you people.
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Pete, my first surgery was 40 years ago. My latest was July 28. I have 12 surgery scars on my belly. I知 missing three different sections of my small bowel, part of my large bowel and part of my bladder. I don稚 know why yours can稚 be removed. I will just say that after living with this for over 40 years I知 thoroughly convinced that your mental outlook and attitude has a huge impact on this particular disease. Fight it and win. It can be done.
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Pete, my first surgery was 40 years ago. My latest was July 28. I have 12 surgery scars on my belly. I知 missing three different sections of my small bowel, part of my large bowel and part of my bladder. I don稚 know why yours can稚 be removed. I will just say that after living with this for over 40 years I知 thoroughly convinced that your mental outlook and attitude has a huge impact on this particular disease. Fight it and win. It can be done.
Holy shit. Sorry to hear. My understanding is that my damage is in my terminal ilium close to the valve. Apparently most of my small bowel is scarred. I have had six inches removed. But the worst area can稚 be cut out.

My mental outlook is definitely not good. I can稚 imagine going through what you have. How old were you when diagnosed? I壇 say my biggest issue (besides the pain lately) is fatigue. It has gotten much worse since I returned from Nicaragua. To the point of disability.

Now, this flare has lasted so long. I知 pretty tough since pain is really just part of the deal. But I think the constant, relentless nature of this six month flare is jacking with my brain chemistry. Somehow I need to find the energy to spin up the business.

I have some oddball but interesting opportunities. I知 going to take this coming week and just wind down while I recover. I am hoping this surgery will stop the pain. (After causing a shit load of pain!)

Then, I知 hoping this is the end of the surgeries for a while. I need to work my ass off.
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Not sure what I think about this. The urologist was pretty certain scar tissue was causing the issue. Put me under and found none. Prostate is the issue. He wants to increase med dosage for thirty days to see if that makes a difference. If not, a far more serious surgery is on the way.

He said 土ou could drive a truck through there. I知 hoping that痴 not part of the treatment.

I was praying that this procedure today would give me some relief. I知 going on seven months of pain. Now, at least another month of pain. I知 going to guess that civil unrest will delay that even further and I don稚 want to be laid up for six weeks during that time.

I知 going on liquid diet again because every time I eat pain gets worse. Holy shit. On the up side, I値l lose some weight. I think not eating will reduce pain.

I can稚 take pain pills. I知 going to have to just bear it. Hearing Steve痴 story, I知 convinced I can get through it.

I can稚 believe it. I really thought this was the end of it. On the other hand, I finally received my truck. 2012 4Runner Limited.
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You'll get through this Pete.
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Hang in there!
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I知 hanging! Worked ten hours today. I am implementing some changes to the business, making calls, starting radio show and changing my thinking.

Separate thread on a music idea.

One big change is developing offerings for smaller companies. I知 accustomed to charging pretty high rates because I literally transform companies from losing money to profitable. The challenge right now is that companies are not making any commitments.

So my short term answer is to do project work and control expectations by being honest. For example, someone wanted me to develop a video podcast for them today. Normally I壇 say no, even though I produce my own podcast and can nail it off. The reason is because it won稚 drive sales by itself but they usually think it will.

Most 杜arketing people would say something like 鄭bsolutely we can do that. It痴 gonna change your life! They know that is bullshit, but they take the money.

I may do the project these days, but I am honest with people. Generating qualified leads for B2B companies takes a plan and a program. It痴 ****ing hard to pull off and labor intensive. It takes spending 10%-15% of your revenue.

However, I can see that doing smaller projects can lead to bigger ones, as long as expectations are managed. Over the years I致e learned that success in marketing and sales takes a system of communications. No single thing will move the needle.

It痴 a combination of strategic efforts that gets it done. My point is that I致e had an 殿ll or nothing attitude. Now I must compromise to survive. But I won稚 bullshit people.

E.g., that (podcast, email program, social media, website) by itself won稚 produce an ROI unless you are very lucky. But I can help you build it as long as you understand this.

Does that make any sense?
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With the thread title of "I'm in trouble", I was expecting someone to be preggers. WTF?
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I've been fighting the same disease for 50 years that i caught overseas, the reason i get military disability. I just don't post it and talk about it with friends and family.

I was Awol for a week or so last month here because i was counseling and listening sometimes until 3am with a woman that lost their 11 year old son because he blew his brains out with a gun because he couldn't handle life. Now she's in a Mental Hospital. I watched my brother die of cancer and he stayed positive all the time right up until his death. Don't mean to be hard but how long is this thread going to go on? You've had 15 years of sympathy from family and friends and 11 days from members here.
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I've been fighting the same disease for 50 years that i caught overseas, the reason i get military disability. I just don't post it and talk about it with friends and family.

I was Awol for a week or so last month here because i was counseling and listening sometimes until 3am with a woman that lost their 11 year old son because he blew his brains out with a gun because he couldn't handle life. Now she's in a Mental Hospital. I watched my brother die of cancer and he stayed positive all the time right up until his death. Don't mean to be hard but how long is this thread going to go on? You've had 15 years of sympathy from family and friends and 11 days from members here.
Holy **** are you an asshole. As Snik has mentioned in his other threads, he posts here for counseling, because we listen. And sympathize. And care.

So **** off and die.
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I've been fighting the same disease for 50 years that i caught overseas, the reason i get military disability. I just don't post it and talk about it with friends and family.

I was Awol for a week or so last month here because i was counseling and listening sometimes until 3am with a woman that lost their 11 year old son because he blew his brains out with a gun because he couldn't handle life. Now she's in a Mental Hospital. I watched my brother die of cancer and he stayed positive all the time right up until his death. Don't mean to be hard but how long is this thread going to go on? You've had 15 years of sympathy from family and friends and 11 days from members here.
Nobody forced you to click on it. Now that you mention it, I think I値l post here until the problem is gone. Might be a while. Enjoy!

Btw, nobody noticed you were gone.
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