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It's going to be a long day at work. I've finished the work I can do. I'm waiting on some part numbers from sales before I can do two invoices. So I am sitting in my office. In fact I am the only one in the whole building today. 8 out of 15 are out today. (Not covid) It's a funeral for the former owner. I didn't work for him as long as most of the other people so I didn't feel the need to go. I sent cards to his (grown) children when he passed so I felt that was sufficient. But unfortunately it gives me a lot of time to sit and think. I need to be distracted so I don't get panicky, edgy, and fragile like yesterday!
I'm sorry you're struggling today. Is there a podcast you can listen to or anything you feel like reading about this afternoon?

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I did some retail therapy by sending flowers to a friend via 1800flowers. I am getting edgy and panicky and fragile again. I'm trying to think of ways to self soothe which is hard. I could put some music on, that might help. Thanks StressedMess Kit
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Sending hugs and soothing thoughts, Kit.
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I did some retail therapy by sending flowers to a friend via 1800flowers. I am getting edgy and panicky and fragile again. I'm trying to think of ways to self soothe which is hard. I could put some music on, that might help. Thanks StressedMess Kit
Have you checked out the Calm app? They have lots of meditations and soothing music. They also have sleep stories where people with nice voices read you stories, which I use every night to help with sleep, but would probably also work well to distract with during the day.

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If you're interested I can PM you a 30-day trial or I think you get 7 days free automatically when you sign up.
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Have you checked out the Calm app? They have lots of meditations and soothing music. They also have sleep stories where people with nice voices read you stories, which I use every night to help with sleep, but would probably also work well to distract with during the day.

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Thanks, @NP_Complete. I'll check it out.
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I just took some Xanax to try to not have a panic attack. I don't even know why I am panicking. I tried calling my parents first for support. Dad's phone went straight to voicemail and Mom didn't answer. I think I have worn out my support people this week so I just took the medicine. I mean, that's what it is there for. I just need to calm down, breathe, and not panic. Easier said than done.
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Hugs, Kit. I hope the medication helped.
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Had a productive session with L again today. I brought in the thinking/writing I had done over the past week and shared much of it with her, and we discussed it again. I really like the way the past couple-3 sessions have worked. I said something today about how so many things seem to be coming together for me in the last month - things we've been talking about for the past umpteen years and she said "well, you're a slow cooker."

That, I am...
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Am i wrong to let my adult children make their own mistakes? My ex contacted me about something my youngest wanted to do and it doesnt put them in any danger or is illegal or will affect them financially but he keeps saying its not a good idea. I believe you should try something and if doesnt work out then you have learned something hopefully
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I think students need to quit whining. It really doesn't matter if feedback that is factually accurate is upsetting to them or not. Do not reinforce the idea that everyone needs to be super sensitive whiners and get rewarded for it. Suck it up buttercups. They are not owed constant ego stroking - I blame coddling parents and general idiots for this kind of nonsense getting any attention at all from the administration.
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I've been working in my Dad's daycare center that he owns for 3 weeks - was diagnosed with strep throat today - I'm certain I caught it from one of the little "angels". The kids are such germ factories.
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I've been working in my Dad's daycare center that he owns for 3 weeks - was diagnosed with strep throat today - I'm certain I caught it from one of the little "angels". The kids are such germ factories.

Ugh, hope you feel better soon!


But yeah, germ factories. My daughter caught hand, foot, and mouth disease (much less serious than it sounds, but rather miserable) during her trial week in daycare at around 9 months... followed by most every other main childhood illness in the first year. On the plus side, she got very few illnesses in kindergarten, when kids who hadn't been any kind of daycare or school before that got it all.
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@Daffydungle its not his life! My brother and his wife are / were so far up my poor nephew's butt. Just like our parents were up ours. Your doing great.
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Thanks QM, SD and Una, i feel he is trying to stir up drama again. I am not biting.
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I just made something completely delicious - air fried cauliflower. Cut it up into florets or whatever and sprinkled with a little olive oil, added some different spices and air fried for 15 minutes, tossing every 3 minutes to cook evenly. H loves it too. He said it is better than popcorn and wants me to make it at least once a week! It's a little funny though because it totally shrinks when you air fry it.
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I just made something completely delicious - air fried cauliflower. Cut it up into florets or whatever and sprinkled with a little olive oil, added some different spices and air fried for 15 minutes, tossing every 3 minutes to cook evenly. H loves it too. He said it is better than popcorn and wants me to make it at least once a week! It's a little funny though because it totally shrinks when you air fry it.
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Omg, Couchies... if any of you remember what I shared about my USA friend? Where she recently gained access to a Patient Portal and had apparently not been told about a stroke and non-alcoholic liver disease?

I checked with her and she made a Facebook post. It wasn't wrong, they didn't tell her, and it wasn't in her hospital discharge/release papers.

Her liver is falling - non alcoholic chronic liver disease, with corresponding signs on bloodwork over a 5 year period. CT scan noted stroke.

They didn't tell her. She took the results to Urgent Care as her regular GP is super booked, and the doctor said likely Drug Induced Liver Damage.

Accidental overdoses of Tylenol and NSAIDs since teenage years as her mother's doctor apparently suggested that as my friend has excruciating menstrual pain from endometriosis.

She's in Arizona.
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I just made something completely delicious - air fried cauliflower. Cut it up into florets or whatever and sprinkled with a little olive oil, added some different spices and air fried for 15 minutes, tossing every 3 minutes to cook evenly. H loves it too. He said it is better than popcorn and wants me to make it at least once a week! It's a little funny though because it totally shrinks when you air fry it.
Ooh, something I want to try. Don't have an air fryer but I made carrot fries in the toaster oven.

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Omg, Couchies... if any of you remember what I shared about my USA friend? Where she recently gained access to a Patient Portal and had apparently not been told about a stroke and non-alcoholic liver disease?

I checked with her and she made a Facebook post. It wasn't wrong, they didn't tell her, and it wasn't in her hospital discharge/release papers.

Her liver is falling - non alcoholic chronic liver disease, with corresponding signs on bloodwork over a 5 year period. CT scan noted stroke.

They didn't tell her. She took the results to Urgent Care as her regular GP is super booked, and the doctor said likely Drug Induced Liver Damage.

Accidental overdoses of Tylenol and NSAIDs since teenage years as her mother's doctor apparently suggested that as my friend has excruciating menstrual pain from endometriosis.

She's in Arizona.
That's incredibly sad, I'm so sorry to hear that news. Is there any hope for transplant? I hope the best for her.

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That's incredibly sad, I'm so sorry to hear that news. Is there any hope for transplant? I hope the best for her.

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I don't know yet, but I'll be checking in on her when I can. I've left her a message offering validation and asking how I can help.

She is currently waiting on lab test results. Her post mentioned thinking of a Go Fund Me, but she's concerned about platform fees. She lost unemployment benefits because she tried to work then had to quit due to a wide range of symptoms and is ineligible for future payments unless she works for a minimum of 6 months. She plans to file for disability, but that can take a long time. People have offered to Venmo / Cash App.
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