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Handling the Shock of a New Diagnosis

Posted 03-03-2017 10:08 AM by sqlgirl

This my first blog entry, and I am not quite sure how to begin. Perhaps I will just write as if writing a message to myself, a message that I or my family can review in the future.

I was diagnosed with non ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy in January 2017. As of March 2017, we still don't know what caused it. My ejection fraction was between 25% and 27% according to the nuclear stress test and echo cardiogram. Two weeks later, my heart cath showed an ejection fraction of 20%. ...
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No Pain..Tell Brain(as opposed to No Pain,No Gain)

Posted 05-04-2013 07:39 AM by Phoenix

I suppose the saying that pain is inevitable,in one way shape or form applies here.
Although i'm experiencing physical pain,psychologically i've been able to convince myself that worse has been endured.

As it seems to work and by all accounts is true,it seems to put me at an advantage.

Now don't get me wrong;i'm not anti-medication but rather pro-"me."
To know that I definitely have to be dependent on a pain med as opposed to "possibly may...
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What is normal and what is forgiveness?

Posted 04-16-2013 08:55 AM by Chrisy63

How am I suppose to move on without forgiveness? And what exactly am I to do with the wake of emotions and injury caused by this drama? How exactly do you forgive not only betrayal but intent to harm and kill? How do you get past knowing the years you spent were a facade? That someone you believed was always lying about who they were? How do you move forward when you are afraid for your safety? Knowing they have planned for your death, and may still be planning? That any conversation lasts 10 seconds...
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Betrayal and survival

Posted 04-05-2013 06:11 PM by Chrisy63
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Gosh, at 60 I figured we would be looking for a smaller house or condo to live easier. I am 4 years into a drama filled divorce with a husband who has cheated for years. I just found out two years ago how long he cheated and manipulated me into thinking I was losing my mind. Of course he lied about everything. When it all hit the fan I had no idea he had been cheating with this one woman who makes it her life goal to ruin marriages. Mine was her fifth. He made up stories about me taking drugs and...
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I Should've Seen It Coming

Posted 04-03-2013 02:33 AM by Phoenix

At this point, I should've known better but some innate,unresolved childhood insecurity still left in me,caused this.

Let me rewind this a little....

Early February of this year,I decided to enter into the world of stocks.
I explained this to my father and explained to him that I did the research and all but was met with "be careful" then and every time since.

One of my picks is outperforming the rest,so I had to share this with my father,right?...
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