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LonelyHiker last won the day on May 15

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About LonelyHiker

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    Central Virginia
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    These are things I used to enjoy, a million years ago :( (theater, cinema, hiking, camping, history, astronomy, writing, cooking, reading, music (classical and progressive rock, primarily)

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  1. LonelyHiker

    "Independence" Day

    I hope you can at least have some peace and enjoyment during your family gathering Tilted. I am envious...my family may as well not exist, for as much as my siblings keep in touch..and outside of the occasional long weekend with my son, vacations are a thing of the past for me.
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    I can't do anything

    I am a single parent of a ten year old on the autism spectrum so I know what a struggle it can be, especially when you throw depression into the mix. Sometimes you have to just muscle your way through and make an effort to engage with your child, no matter how awful you may be feeling. I find that once we (my son and I) start playing or doing a project together, my mood invariably lifts. Are there any parks or playgrounds near you? Hide and seek is always fun if you are house bound due to weather. Going to the movies or bowling are fun. Play doh, modeling clay, paints, etc are fun and cheap. Libraries are always a good bet. Museums usually have a kids area with interactive fun stuff.
  3. LonelyHiker

    Won't be around for a while

    I hear you and I get you, friend. Do what you have to do to take care of yourself. Hope you feel better soon.
  4. LonelyHiker

    What's On Your Mind Right Now? (2)

    How long do I have to live...
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    How Do You Feel Right Now #6

    Physically and mentally and emotionally flattened..
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    Legal separation

    I am sorry this happened to you @Hankeroo22 Please take care of yourself and your child..this is not your fault! I wish there was more I could say or do for you. Keeping you in my thoughts
  7. LonelyHiker

    Depression, Illness, and Reckless Stupidity

    Anxiety has never been much of an issue for me, tbh...Though I admit I have a very slight streak of hypochondriasis. I am starting to think it might be my prostate. I had a PSA test and DRE about a year ago, both of which were normal. But I am still having a lot of pelvic pain and sore lower back and thighs. I guess I need to get back to the doctor for more tests. And go deeper into debt
  8. LonelyHiker

    How Do You Feel Right Now #6

    Me too, including myself..
  9. LonelyHiker

    How Do You Feel Right Now #6

    Right now, at this particular moment in time, I hate everyone and everything...
  10. LonelyHiker

    What's On Your Mind Right Now? (2)

    Maybe for some lucky few. Me? No.
  11. LonelyHiker

    How Do You Feel Right Now #6

    I'm half drunk and honestly don't give one f.u.c.k. for anything or anyone at the moment... Pretty liberating feeling, tbh!
  12. LonelyHiker

    How Do You Feel Right Now #6

    Glad you're enjoying a period of relative contentment, @samadhiSheol I savor those fleeting moments like nothing else..
  13. LonelyHiker

    Depression, Illness, and Reckless Stupidity

    So I went to my primary care doctor this morning. My blood work was normal, BP was fine, no shortness of breath, told him about my colonoscopy, blah blah blah. Still feeling achey, fatigued and lightheaded. He ordered a chest x-ray which I am in the waiting room for. Said lung cancer is highly unlikely, considering my smoking history in terms of "pack years". Of course, nothing is 100% certain. Update: Chest x-ray came back normal. Still experiencing discomfort in lower abdomen and lower right back/kidney area. I just wish I knew what the hell was wrong with me Or is it all just in my head... Bleah....
  14. LonelyHiker

    How Do You Feel Right Now #6

    Wired on coffee...