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    All things artsy fartsy, my kids, my dogs, and finding myself..

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  1. I hope you had a fantastic day :)

  2. I hope you have a fantastic day :)

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  4. Its funny, like Howie Mandell, my fears/quirks/ocd's dont really bother me, its just everyone around me!
  5. Good news from the onc this morning. They were able to get clear margins & it's contained!!! Doc says it should buy her a few years to have some kids, then when she's finished, she'll need a hysterectomy. That is of course as long as it doesn't come back before then, but Im not going to think about that now. At least I can stop eating Ativan like Tic-Tacs! Thanks for being so supportive... Linda
  6. Wow, how fulfilling. My kids are almost grown and gone & I look forward to doing things like you just did. You must feel awesome! Im going to go check out your pictures! Linda PS....Ten-Four on the "Pittsburgh STEALERS" . Im a Bengals fan, live and die black and orange (and sorry, scarlett & grey..HUGE Buckeye fan) I will never forgive Kimo for ruining Carson Palmer. The hack.
  7. WOW! You really should give yourself a pat on the back, Doo. Is it ok if I call you Doo? Thats my kid's nickname. Its a huge step to take (telling someone) when you are having problems, even for adults, but especially for teenagers. I need to stress to you that depression is NOT something to be embarassed or ashamed about. We dont choose to be depressed, its like having diabetes or some other "physical condition". Counselling/therapy, and or medication can make a huge difference. Its also important that when you do go to a doctor or counsellor that you feel comfortable and trust that person. That doctor is not legally allowed to tell anyone about anything you say, unless you say its ok. Im so proud of you. You're going to get thru this and have a great, HAPPY future. You've found a great place for support while you're waiting to get help, and for while you're getting help. We all understand. Keep posting & keep telling people you need a hand.
  8. I went out and bought my 3 daughters valentines socks & chocolates, and bought myself some too! I think its a HUGE marketing ploy, but Im buying into it for myself! Cuz as every year, I'll get nothing from my husband.
  9. I just posted this in another section of the site, but it belongs here,lol. I dont know if my "issues" are true disorders, but they are a bit quirky. Im sure as I progress with my therapy, I can add OCD to my diagnosis,too! I will avoid public restrooms at all costs. The germ factor is just too much for me. I actually get a paper towel upon entering the restroom, to avoid touching any surfaces, squat to pee, flush with my foot, open the door with a paper towel, then wash, get another paper towel to open the door to get out! And I have never entered an airplane bathroom..even on cross country flights. My eyeballs will be yellow by the time we land. I also bring Lysol wipes & wipe down every surface I would touch..remotes, door knobs, the phone..Getting sick will put me out of work. If I have a party, as soon as everyone leaves, Im bleaching every bathroom...kinda sad. I also will not shake hands with people. Im a a voice actress, so a common cold can cause me to cancel jobs. I also avoid crowded spaces during the cold/flu season, esp restauraunts where there are a lot of school aged kids. BUT... I overcame one phobia last night!! I was so proud of myself. I was meeting a friend at a bar last night. I try to be fashionably late, esp because it was sort of a date. Sort of. Well, I walked into the crowded bar & he wasnt there. I was freaking out..didnt want to look like a dork,lol. I just waled up to the bar, got a diet coke, and struck up a conversation...with 2 women! That was a huge, "big girl" step for me, at the ripe old age of 40. The fact I did that actually impressed my friend,lol. Im also finding myself "checking" on things..stove, iron, security system....ok, I am ocd. But I think its part of my charm . Its not something I cant deal with, and its not too annoying. Except I cannot ever let anyone drive me anywhere..I am the worst back seat driver ever. I just know Im a better driver than everyone. How I survived my girls drivers ed, I'll never know. I also hate heights. Im fine in an airplane, or on a ladder. But I will NOT go to the top of a building. Im afraid I would jump. Even though I dont have suicidal thoughts. Thats just weird to me. Im also very superstitious..ok, ocd..I have certain rituals I perform before going to bed, going to work, etc. Wow..typing this list is freaking me out now..maybe its worse than I thought!
  10. I dont know if my "issues" are true disorders, but they are a bit quirky. Im sure as I progress with my therapy, I can add OCD to my diagnosis,too! I will avoid public restrooms at all costs. The germ factor is just too much for me. I actually get a paper towel upon entering the restroom, to avoid touching any surfaces, squat to pee, flush with my foot, open the door with a paper towel, then wash, get another paper towel to open the door to get out! And I have never entered an airplane bathroom..even on cross country flights. My eyeballs will be yellow by the time we land. I also bring Lysol wipes & wipe down every surface I would touch..remotes, door knobs, the phone..Getting sick will put me out of work. I also will not shake hands with people. Im a a voice actress, so a common cold can cause me to cancel jobs. I also avoid crowded spaces during the cold/flu season, esp restauraunts where there are a lot of school aged kids. BUT... I overcame one phobia last night!! I was so proud of myself. I was meeting a friend at a bar last night. I try to be fashionably late, esp because it was sort of a date. Sort of. Well, I walked into the crowded bar & he wasnt there. I was freaking out..didnt want to look like a dork,lol. I just waled up to the bar, got a diet coke, and struck up a conversation...with 2 women! That was a huge, "big girl" step for me, at the ripe old age of 40. The fact I did that actually impressed my friend,lol. Im also finding myself "checking" on things..stove, iron, security system....ok, I am ocd. But I think its part of my charm . Its not something I cant deal with, and its not too annoying. Except I cannot ever let anyone drive me anywhere..I am the worst back seat driver ever. I just know Im a better driver than everyone. How I survived my girls drivers ed, I'll never know.
  11. You're a great Mom! It sounds like you know your little guy best, Geo! Boys are known for being a bit behind on speech.My mil says my husband didnt speak until he was 3. He's a MENSA member,lol! I do take a bit of issue with the fact his day care provider thinks its a behavioral issue and wants to "teach" you discipline tactics.Just rubs me the wrong way. Three cheers for Oscar for saying 2 new words today! Just a thought here, but maybe you should back off on the sign language for a while, maybe he just has too many choices for communicating? This happened with my friends daughter. I had to giggle with your other post..I, too, was the do all gal for my girls. If my husband changed one diaper, he acted like he performed a miracle! I dont know if he even knows where the grocery store is! It seems like a thankless job somedays, but things like 2 new words today, make all the dog-doo scraping, laundry & heaps of other tasks we perform worth it!
  12. I know when my teenage daughter was in therapy, we had to sign a paper that said we were not able to see her records. Her therapist did tell us and our daughter the only thing she would/could ever divulge was if she were making suicidal threats. Also, she "interviewed" 4 different therapists until she felt comfortable in choosing the one she did. Maybe you should make it clear that you are aware of privacy laws, and unless you can trust him or her, you will get another therapist. As far as people saying you're improving..people see us differently than we see ourselves. But the most important thing is that YOU feel youre improving & feel better.
  13. I turned 40 this past December.Somedays, I feel like Im 20...other days, 80. My mom says "Life begins at 40".....hmm..........................
  14. Yeah, counselling is the same thing as therapy. I found myself worse at the beginning, but Im coming around. Sometimes, people need to go thru several therapists, until they find one they are comfortable with.
  15. I agree with Jkm. Sounds like you're ready for a new start. maybe volunteering would be a good idea for you. You seem very compassionate, it could fill a void for you. Just think of how happy someone will be when they discover one of your treasures, imagine the joy they will have! For me, any sort of change throws me a bit "off-kilter", but then I have to think why I did it, and how its probably for the best!
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