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About shivedheart

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    Finding My Way

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    Arnold, Maryland
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    reading, writing, movies, Beatles, John Lennon, genealogy, Tori Amos, journaling, Golden Retrievers, Kenneth Branagh, Shakespeare, Toni Morrison, tattoos, surviving, Baltimore Orioles, Stephen King

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  1. *hugs* I am so sorry I didn't respond sooner! Things have been crazier - if that's possible. I have averaged an hours worth of sleep a night for the last two weeks. I can barely function. I go to work, I come home. That's it. But tomorrow I am flying to NC for a week to see my best friend so thank goodness for that! Then I fly out to Cancun for the first vacation in 13 years! YAY! Thank you for the warm responses
  2. Thank you! It's good to see I wasn't forgotten
  3. *sigh* Life has a way of screwing things up royally. Supremely. Mangling things so that they no longer appear normal or sane. There were some deaths I couldn't get past - more friends. Family members. Diagnoses of cancer - some will heal, some won't. Friends going through major life changes and me just trying to stay afloat. Work became a waking nightmare and sleep is impossible. There are days when I kid myself, saying that I'm fine. I'm healed. But I'm not. I've just learned to deal with it all. I think. So. I'm back, if that's cool. Kelly
  4. ROTFLMAO! Love your intro Welcome to AS! Kelly
  5. Welcome to AS! I am so sorry for all that you have endured, but I am glad you found us. This is a wonderful place, filled with wonderfully caring people. Kelly
  6. Welcome to AS! I'm glad you found us and hopefully we can be of help! Kelly
  7. Welcome to AS, Kiwi! You'll find nothing but support here. (((hugs))) Kelly
  8. Welcome to AS! I am also a survivor of multiple attacks. (((gentle hugs))) Kelly
  9. Hi Ruthy, dealing with bipolar on top of nightmares and flashbacks is a horrible thing, but I've been there too. I also have bipolar. As do a few others here, I'm sure. The people here will guide you along. This is a truly wonderful group of people! Counselling helps, but you have to be open to it. I was not, when I tried. But I think I'm ready now. Just remember, you're not alone. Welcome to AS Kelly
  10. (((gentle hugs))) I can't imagine how hard it's been for you - facing the first year. But you've made it through and given time, it will get better. You have come to the right place!
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