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  • thank you so much for your beautiful words of encouragement. They mean so much to me at this time in my life. I am just blown away by the caring that you all are showing to me , I am undeserving but forever grateful.What I do on these boards is purely out of love and concern for my family of spineys and I am honored everyday that I am given the opportunity to do so but I must admit that it is wonderful to be on the receiving end of the support right now. Once again , thank you Sandy....words can't express what your post means to me.....Miki
  • yes I do remember all of our talks , I just did not realize that they had the effect that they did. However I am so happy for you and how far you have come , good for you. I know that you are there for me and I will probably take you up on that offer of chatting....and thank you for the offer of the phone #. You have come a long way my friend , you should hold your head high and be so proud of yourself....I know that I am extremely proud of you.I will beat this especially knowing that I have such amazing friends standing beside me all the way...how could I lose with you all by my side? I will take Sweet Child O Mine...one of my most favorite songs by GNR....thank you. I just wish that I could put into words what all of this means to me....that you all would take the time to reply and be there for me....my spiney family is the absolute best.I will fight , I will NOT give up....I will beat this and it will be because you all have helped me. Thank you , thank you , a million times thank you.
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  • my goodness , I don't even really have adequate words to describe how utterly beautiful what you have written is. Thank you so much for taking the time to respond in such a magnificent way....you my friend have a way with words and those words have touched my soul....thank you. I will be forever grateful for what I have just read.....you have an amazing talent , it has blown me away. I am truly honored by the love and support that you all have shown me.
  • i am sorry to hear about your dad,i will say a prayer for him...
  • That means alot to me , it really does.... :)
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  • Miki,
    There are a lot of black clouds lately. So I am so glad that you decided to grab some shelter here where there is so much support. As it was mentioned you help so many, and you continue to do so. You have a lot on that plate there,and have had for a while now. I hope you know that I am hear for you just like you have been for me many times and I am a pm away. It is hard when you are the one that takes care of everyone and everything. Put Miki on the top of that list and for this week-end just take care of you. Do something good for yourself, you'll figure what that is, watch a movie, get your toe's done, do nothing, walk with the family, pm a friend.
    It really helps to just get it out. The clouds will pass and they will come again but just hang in there, I always say go but go slow.
    I really hope physically you get to feeling better soon.
    remember you can always wind our friend Ben up!! Have fun
  • I just wanted you to know that I am here for you along with the others who have posted their support. It has been a rough year for you, and you have earned the right to have a day or two where you are feeling down. You wouldn't be normal if you didn't!

    If you ever need to talk, PM me and I'll send you my phone number. So sorry you are having a difficult time right now. Keep up the great faith that I know you have, and things will eventually get better.

    Surviving chronic pain one day at a time, praying for a reprieve because living another 40 years like this doesn't sound too fun!
  • Oh Sweetie! Gosh that is a whole lot of burden: bills piling up (boy! I know that one!), Mom and Dad both with serious serious health issues,then you too!

    I can't do a whole lot but I will go out this evening with my personal prayer pipe (gifted to me) and send up smoke and prayers for you. Often the eagles fly overhead when I am praying. This much I can do! I will keep you and your whole family in my prayers!

    Ken GreyEagle
    Western Band Cherokee

    c-3 to c-7 stenosis,disc protrusion..surgery pending
  • My friend, I'm sorry I wasn't around sooner for you.

    Let me tell you that like you I spent many, many years being the "rock" for everyone and, while it is so very gratifying in it's own right, it leaves so many of one's own needs unmet. Please don't ever feel that you have to omit your feeling here or aplogise for even having them. This is your board sister and you pour your heart out whenever you need to- you know we're here to listen.

    I can be you that if you ask your family to chose between buying a house or making you healthy again that the choice would, hands down, be you. Money is unimportant if you are in too much pain to enjoy it. Bills have a way of working themselves out too. We all know, and you've counseled people on this as well, that there are ways of getting your medical bills reduced or written off. YOU are important, YOU need attention right now- the rest has to take a back seat to that.

    You're a good daughter and you're doing all you can for your parents. Hold your head high Niki and rest assured that they know that. I imagine that their hearts swell with pride to see the beautiful, compassionate, intelligent and caring daughter that they have raised. For a parent, that is enough. Be there for them to hold their hands when it gets rough and tell them every day how much you love them. I know that, if you asked them, that is more than they could ever hope for.

    Love back at you Niki. I'm here in any way you need me to be.

  • I may just go and do something nice for myself....I hadn't even thought of that...lol. Maybe you and I could brainstorm on how to wind Ben up....watch out Ben you may be in trouble now....there are two of us that can come up with plans for you. Dang J , this could be fun.... :D
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