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Sorry no photos - but I am smiling!

Mar 30, 2008 - 3 comments
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Hello to all my fellow explorers in this life. We are on a journey, travelling we know not where. As someone else said, it's not the destination - for we are all going to the same place, but how we treat our fellow travellers on the journey.
During the last 7 1/2 years since developing "Occupational Asthma OR COPD" I have gone through a "long lasting" major depression; raging anger, insomnia, weight loss, lack of interest in everything - including reading**
I have been underemployed after our company went bankrupt, a lot of that in the Canadian auto industry to, and only worked full-time for 17 months in 5 years. I neglected to mention I also have increasingly severe Osteoarthritis from head to toe!
The two diseases combined have been a real test of character and ability to accept pain as well as the realization that "I'm not a kid anymore". Shocking!! One day 7 1/2 years ago. I could walk for 18 holes on the golf course carrying my clubs, the next I couldn't walk 1/2 of one hole without gasping. (I used to run long distance in school, loved it)
I can't say I've bounced back to who I was before, but I have accepted the limitations I must now deal with.
In parting "I'm still a handsome devil!" TAKE CARE ALL


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by littleone50, Mar 30, 2008
I also see that you can't sleep, lol.  Good for you, keep smiling, that will help. I know is terrible
but  a good attitude, could make you feel a lot better.  I have asthma, is not fun, and I also just
had open heart surgery, but like my Dr. tells me, " at list I'm here to B---- about it".

Take care of your self, and keep on smiling    

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by Gandalf1951, Mar 30, 2008
I do believe I'll greet the Angels with a smile and a glad heart!
Age and experience have changed my perspective on many things in this life. Once you let go of the anger and frustration and accept the changes in your body and soul. People are far to afraid of change, yet each and every day of our lives we are changing, in body, mind and spirit. If we can maintain our youth, at least in our minds, we can feel young at 90 years old.

I'll say a prayer for god to mend your bruised heart.
Randy

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by Gandalf1951, Mar 31, 2008
I still b***** about it but not as much as I once did and yes I don't sleep much anymore either. You've gotta have fun.
Take care.

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