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Gonna take a break for awhile....

Discussion in 'Other Discussions' started by Scarlett O., Sep 21, 2013.

  1. Scarlett O.

    Scarlett O. Well-Known Member
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    I'm tired. I know, I know ... you all are tired, too.

    I had a lousy summer with the cancer, but worst of all my mother's health. I didn't tell you all much about that, but she is still not completely well. She's been diagnosed with a severe lung disorder and although it's not going to kill her, it has taken a toll on her health and our family.

    We were told initially - about the time I was undergoing the biopsy - that she was going to die - soon. My life last June thinking that my mother was going to die and wondering if I had cancer and not being about to talk to people about it because I needed to talk to her first was not fun. July was a blur of hospitals for the both of us and I don't know what happened to August.

    Anyway, I'm now realizing that I should have taken the first few weeks of school off. My doctor advised it, but left it up to me. Thinking that I am Wonderwoman .... I didn't take a rest and now it's too late.

    Now, I'm tired all time.

    And grouchy.

    I find myself in the last few weeks coming to the Baptistboard and getting mad. Whether I post or not.

    It's not good for me right now and not good for you all.

    If you've been around long enough - I've been here since 2002, you may or may not remember that I have to take a hiatus from the BB every 2-3 years or so.

    It's not anyone here, I promise. It's me.

    Anyway, I'm taking my traditional 6-month break now. I need to fully get my strength back and tend to my mother and the internet is going to have to take a back seat for a while.

    See you later ....
     
  2. annsni

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    Scarlett - I pray that this time will be a time of growth and renewal for you!!! ((HUGS)) We'll miss you!
     
  3. Gwen

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    I'll miss you, Scarlett! But I'm praying God's blessings and peace for you. Please come back soon!
     
  4. Earth Wind and Fire

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    May the Lord bless you & be there for you sister. Let us know if you need anything.
     
  5. InTheLight

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    I've enjoyed your insightful posts. Get rested up and I hope you'll be back.
     
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    Peace, Scarlett.
     
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    Scarlett,

    I did not know that you had cancer. I will keep you and your mother in my prayers.
     
  8. Gib

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    You will be missed. God bless you and your family. :1_grouphug:
     
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    Scarlett, take good care of yourself. May God give you calm and peace as you rest.
     
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    I thought you were doing great with your surgery, Superwoman! I do understand how easy it is to overdo things after such a procedure, especially when it comes to other people and things needing to be taken care of.

    You're wise to take the break. I'm sure if you're also taking a break at work, it wasn't an easy decision (couldn't tell from the post but am assuming you may take at least a tiny bit of time) so have peace with that.

    I'll miss you!
     
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    Just to let you know I will be praying for you, Scarlett O. Come back when you can....:)
     
  12. Scarlett O.

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    My mother still needs prayer.

    One thing to rejoice over is that while she has lost a total now of 39 pounds (not having much room for weight loss), she has gained back TWO this week and is was before Thanksgiving day.

    I know I said I was staying away until next spring, but I am finding my only stress relief at the end of the day or middle afternoon IS getting on the internet for about an hour. I'm purposely avoiding things that make me want to pull my hair out. The first few days it wasn't easy, but now I find it easy as blinking an eye.

    I'm sorry.

    I have started a spiritual cleansing and am feeling somewhat more at peace.

    Thank you for your prayers - we could still use them.
     
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