The 12th Invest in ME Conference, Part 1
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When the 'Holiday Season' Is No Holiday at all for Those With ME/CFS

Discussion in 'Phoenix Rising Articles' started by Jody, Dec 23, 2017.

  1. Gingergrrl

    Gingergrrl Senior Member

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    Thank you Jody for also starting the birthday thread tradition on PR which I got to continue (even though I am not doing it right now and three of us are now alternating months).

    This holiday season has to be the worst one yet for me but I am discussing in another thread and will not sidetrack this one!
     
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  2. Jody

    Jody Senior Member

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    Oh Sushi! Thank you for sharing that.
     
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  3. liverock

    liverock Senior Member

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    Wow Jody, this is bringing back memories of the early days of the Community Lounge when I sought solace in writing jokes after continually failing in my New Year resolutions, year after year, to start eating more chocolate.:)
    Thanks to you and all the Community Lounge members who pointed out the rules for eating,storing and protecting my chocolate from the grubby hands of others, I am now more resolute and a full blown Chocaholic.;):p.

    Thanks for the memories.:D:hug:
     
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  4. Jody

    Jody Senior Member

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    lol Liverock:) I'm glad you've strengthened in your resolve and I'm so pleased that PR has played an integral role in your increased strength and commitment. I appreciate that you've included the rules for those who may need a refreshing.
     
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  5. Jody

    Jody Senior Member

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    Gingergrrl,

    I'm glad to hear that the birthday threads are still carrying on. Thank you!

    I'm sorry you're having a tough time. Take breaks, take naps, breathe. This too shall pass.
     
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  6. cgstar4

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    thank u 4 sharing Jody
     
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  7. Jody

    Jody Senior Member

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    Hi cgstar4,

    I'm glad you liked it.:)
     
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  8. Sushi

    Sushi Moderation Resource Albuquerque

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    And it was in the local newspaper today as it is such a Christmas tradition here:
    Lighting up memories at Mount Calvary Cemetery
    [​IMG]

     
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  9. cgstar4

    cgstar4

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    Hi Jody! ok!
     
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  10. Lipac

    Lipac Senior Member

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    It's a bit late to reply, but this helped me so much. Unfortunately, my family isn't sympathetic.
    To them I have a flawed character; whether they're 7 or 87.
    I haven't ridden hours through the snow for a one day dinner and back again for years now; or done a baking marathon; or gone snowshoeing with my teen.
    ( All things I did just fine 30-40 years ago. It must be wilful)...

    Thanks for putting my experiences of 18 years into words.
    A small life, yes.
    A closed door, yes.
    Financial challenges, yes.
    Listening to people I rarely get to see, upstairs, having fun; downstairs with my heart breaking, alone in my room.

    This was the Best Gift I've gotten in a long time.
     
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  11. Jody

    Jody Senior Member

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    Oh, my heart. I am so sorry to hear how things have been and how they are for you Lipac.I wish you love and light.
     
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