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    Just another bad day-SSDD
    semed posted:
    Sometimes I wonder about why I'm on this earth. I have too many illnesses, too much pain, and even though family stick by me and help I wonder why. I feel alone in a crowd and forsaken by God and Goddess. I keep praying and hoping I'll get better and not be a burden, but it's so hard to hold up my head and not be embarrassed by what I have become. I take steps to better me and just as soon as I do I get slapped back. I know miracles happen, but when illness ruins your birthday, it sure is disheartening. Please pray for me and maybe I can see my own miracle that can be shared by others like me. Maybe I can help them.
    m1995 responded:
    Stay strong! I will pray for you... Something that always helps me when I feel low is 'It is always darkest before the dawn.' I truly believe in that saying and God wouldn't give you anything you can't handle. It seems like all the problems we go through try to break us down and defeat us but we can beat them with just a glimmer of hope that tomorrow will be a better day, even an hour from now can be a better day. God wants you on this Earth!
    mariajohnson responded:
    Well I would suggest you to keep yourself busy in some activities like in your hobbies, exercise or any sport.
    semed replied to mariajohnson's response:
    My hobbies are reading, and crosstitching. I have arthritis in my hands. Try it you might like it. Your response sounds so sarcastic. Not all of us are physically capable of doing what we love. I thank you for your advice, I wish I could do it. Good luck to you.
    semed replied to m1995's response:
    I appreciate your words of support and your prayers. I see my specialist on Tuesday. Mainly for a new problem caused by Physical Therapy. I'm far, far away from quitting. And I work with my doctors to fight through pain and depression. It isn't impossible for me, but I will be starting Aquatics for Arthritis soon. Maybe I can take off enough weight to avoid pain killers or surgery for bulging or ruptured/dessicated discs in my back. It is slow but one step at a time is all I can do. I'm at my darkest and am terrified of all my illnesses, but they aren't going to stop me. I still pray and I thank you again for yours. It's a blessing and it helps.
    mariajohnson replied to semed's response:
    Did you see your specialist? I suggested you to get involve in some activities so that you don't get obsessed and depressed about your pain. Listen music, hangout with friends just keep yourself busy.

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