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Today I decided to have a fresh start . After dealing with my stepfather and getting him resettled I got myself ready and went into the village , I first had a frappa at my favourite taverna and was greeted with a usual smile but then I heard David you are looking better today you have a spring in your step keep it up so drank my frappa and headed for the hairdresser he's another Aussie Greek he said hi and I explained how I wanted my hair cut we chatted for a while not one mention of covid fires or earthquake just nice banter about life in general , came home sorted out my dad yet again and sorted his lunch out , then came the decision mmm I went to the bathroom with razors in hand do i shave the beard and moustache off or just the beard mm five minutes I chickened out and just shaved off the beard I looked in the mirror something I never do something my gran said was when you look in the mirror too much you'll see the devil looking back at ya πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ thought that will do and left it at that .

Tonight I'm sat outside my usual spot and my Dutch friend yanni came down and asked where's David I just looked at him he said he saw me earlier today he said he couldn't believe it was me and said what ever I'm taking he wants some I just laughed but a lovely end almost the end of the day but the evening Is still young πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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A fresh start sounds good Davey, nice to get out and about too. Sounds like you’ve had a good day. Enjoy your evening. XxxπŸ‘

in reply to sassy59

I am doing I put my first foot forward today . I'm getting brave 😹

Was your gran Irish? Mine was and used to quote the mirror warning as well!πŸ˜€

in reply to Aingeful

Half Irish I'm third Irish third Italian and third English basically a mongrel 😹😹😹

Glad you're having a good day!!

in reply to Imnotright

Thank you it certainly makes a change and after five years moving in the right direction πŸ‘

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As they use to say "Keep on trucking"!!✌

in reply to Imnotright

With a Yorkie in one hand and a bacon buttie in the other 😹😹 my uncle was a truckdriver 😹

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So you know the saying then.πŸ‘

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Hell yeah I drove an Aveline barford down tarmac quarry for six months between jobs πŸ‘πŸ‘

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I sense you are on the up. Keep on track, you are on the right road. Glad you are doing OK.

in reply to RoadRunner44

After five years in a dark place I have started to see a little light so fighting my way forward

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One door closes but another opens. You keep opening them Davey.

in reply to RoadRunner44

I'm kicking them in 😹😹 new lease on life kinds thing 😁😁

😍

in reply to RoadRunner44

Well when on a roll keep rolling 😁😁😁

This sounds like a good day 😊

in reply to HungryHufflepuff

An excellent day πŸ‘πŸ‘

Sounds good. Keep up the good work.

in reply to Alberta56

Onwards upwards and sideways if possible 😹😹😹

First thing that sprung to my mind was a song Your the devil in disguise by Elvis..

but hey good for you .. would be funny if a few more didn’t recognise you

in reply to Maggie_Mae

😹😹😹 well I won't tell you what happened earlier but it left me with a problem 🀣🀣🀣

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Oh did you get into trouble?..

in reply to Maggie_Mae

In a fashion πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Intriguing, ,,, separation anxiety.. from your beard? You didn’t ask to take it home in a bag?

in reply to Maggie_Mae

Took it off at home πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Ok , sorry reread ur post ... get a feeling problem solved? Hope it is

in reply to Maggie_Mae

Not yet but hopefully it will

It's soo gd that yr able to move forward,and look ahead.good to read xxx

in reply to Patk1

After a hard five year battle in a dark place I'm grateful to be starting to see a little light but know I have a journey but at least I have started it 😊

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It's gd to have started yr journey,and to see some light.youve got a lot to deal with,but u have support now,and understanding.it really is good to hear xx

You are sounding more Positive , fantastic. Great chatting to your friend about normality instead of the virus etc. I concentrate on living life to the full and avoid people who dwell on the doom and gloom. Getting out and about while you can and chatting to friends lifts your spirits. There are many unable to do this so take advantage and be grateful. Hope your Positivity continues .Good luck. SheilaπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

in reply to garshe

Like I said I've had five years in a dark place it was soul destroying and couldn't see any way forward , sometimes it consumes you and you lose yourself forever . I was lucky it was like a guardian angel grabbed me and pulled me backwards towards the light and , now I'm looking at things in a positive way my whole outlook and prospective as changed no one has right to control neither me nor my Destination I'm in control I am now armed with new purpose and vigor and will go kicking and screaming if I have to.

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That's the right attitude ,I wish you a long and happy future. Really pleased for you. xxSheila πŸ‘πŸ’•πŸ™Œ

in reply to garshe

Thank you

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That's a great outlook Garshe ,so are so right

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Last December after being on Lockdown for 10months I was questioning Why Me and feeling sorry for myself. This resulted with my oxygen level dropping to 77 because of no excercise and had to have oxygen 16hrs a day. Terrible Panic attacks and just no life. I decided enough was enough had Baywater the oxygen supplier to give me a long enough cable so I could walk around my house and into the garden.

It was like a scene from the film "Twice Around the Daffodils "where the patients had to walk in a circle around the daffodils twice before being discharged from hospital. With me it was a case of Twice around the Decking lol.🀣🀣

My mobility increased also my mood and my outlook on life. My oxygen levels went up to 94/95 by March, which then meant no oxygen needed. I now have had both vaccinations and feel safe enough to live my life again. I go out every day and love chatting to my friends and even strangers.

I avoid the news channel as much as possible as only doom and gloom also avoid negative people.

Positive attitude attracts Positivity. I am now grateful for everything I can do and not concentrate on what I can't. I go at my own pace and living life to the full even though I have Severe COPD.

I never dwell on my health issues as there are others far worse off than myself.

Enjoy your day xxSheila πŸ™ŒπŸ‘πŸ’•

in reply to garshe

The problem is everywhere you turn nowadays there's nothing but negativity

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In my house only Positivity. We have remote control in hand when the adverts for cremation, funerals etc come on, we switch channels immediately. Also the news channel was dominated by Covid, then Climate Change now Afghanistan so dont watch it anymore. . I watch once a day to check other news then thats it.only Positive people in my circle of friends. Keep up what you are doing as definitely agreeing with you. Good luck. Sheila. πŸ™ŒπŸ‘

in reply to garshe

As the saying goes the power of positivity prevales

The new you x

in reply to B0xermad

Same me but with new Quirk's a more positive person someone who is going to shape how things go . I just needed to sorry for this kill off the old part which was keeping me tied in the dark ressesses .

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Go for it ,life is for living as best you know how Davey1963

in reply to B0xermad

I'm certainly give it my best shot

It sounds as if you’ve had a lovely day. Making a new start from choice can only be good. I’m not sure what happened with you on Sunday, but it’s obviously had good results. Keep up the good work!

in reply to helenlw7

Let's say in short I felt like a great weight lifted off me and felt like I had been struck by lightning . I know that I still have a long way to go but I am motivated something I lacked in enormously my confidence was shot but now have new fresh outlook and confidence

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Life hits us some big blows sometimes that knocks our confidence, but you seem to have turned a corner. I’m so glad that your outlook on life is better, it sounds as if you were in a bad place.

in reply to helenlw7

You really don't know the half of it hell would be a holiday camp in comparison

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I don’t because I only know what you post, but I can image how bad your life was and I’m happy you seem to be turning a corner now.

in reply to helenlw7

I would never post just how bad it was because it's not fair dragging other people who have their own issues to deal with down

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I fully understand, and wouldn’t expect you to post anything that’s private and personal to you.

What a great day. Do we get to see a picture of the new you?

in reply to Ergendl

There ya go

The new me
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Looks great.Well done you

in reply to ninelives

The people around me are happy people no long miserable faces best place to be πŸ‘

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You look great!

in reply to helenlw7

Thank you ❀️

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You've done a good job with your mustachio😁 welcome to the new Davey, well done and carry on. πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜ΈπŸ˜Ž

in reply to Margot13

So happy it meets with approval I just couldn't cut it all off so compromised πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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It looks good, a little appraisal goes a long way πŸ‘πŸ‘

in reply to Margot13

Oh yes πŸ‘πŸ‘

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You look happy Davey, nice tashtoo. Jax🐢x

in reply to HighGables

Haven't had a smile on my face that as been a real smile for years always a false smile to hide what's inside but I am actually extremely happy . And thanks for the compliment I wasn't sure regarding tash I've had tash and beard for years 😹😹😹

That was pleasant to read.πŸ™‚

in reply to Collie4

It's pleasant to feel this way after so long I didn't think it would be possible but I was wrong πŸ˜ƒ

That's wonderful ,so pleased you are feeling better.

in reply to ninelives

I think it's not a case of feeling better it's feeling you can take on the challenge

You deserve the brilliant day you've had.... hope it continues into the next days, months and years. Wishing you all good. You really deserve it...😊⭐❀πŸ₯€πŸŒžβ˜Ί

in reply to Zara0123

Thank you for your kind words, when you receive positive response from what you do it drives you , I know I have been at the other side of the coin and found if your pounded by being made to feel worthless you start believing it so once again I thank you .πŸ’ž

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The word "worthless" should be nowhere near you. Your looking after your dad, dealing with difficult health issues, living with all the environmental chaos going on near you. It's a tough life. Everything changes when we are diagnosed with a long term illness. Every day, Everything is a challenge I know. To have a good sense of humour like you do, to spread love and laughter IS a sign your strong. Keep going with the positive and keep smiling 😊

in reply to Zara0123

Just because I'm terminal doesn't make me dead inside already which before coming on this site was how I was made to feel , but I have finally got to a place in time and I've said no no more and spat out my dummy 🀣🀣

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Your at the right place. This forum has also helped me grow and made me feel loved and made me feel more positive and let me accept and learn to live with my illness. We all understand each other as we're going through similar things. Let's help each other grow and make each other strong......Take care πŸ’•

in reply to Zara0123

I can't argue with that πŸ₯°

Good on you, Davey. keep it up. xxx

in reply to Alberta56

I truly intend to but expecting the odd fall but will pick up dust down and start again

Hi - I miss frappe - I try to make my own but it’s nothing like the same.I wonder if you would like the poetry of John Roedel.

There’s are great one about head heart lungs and gut . He has his own web site johnroedel.com

He seems to have a great way of looking at how we perceive things -

If you have a spare moment - have a look .

X Helen

in reply to Thinkhealthy

Hey I'm part Irish and the Irish love poetry I'll check him out thank you x

A dear friend of mine just passed away on Friday. She had metastatic breast cancer and was initially given a 6-12 mo. prognosis. She was twice in a wheelchair and both times worked her way to back on her feet. That was over 20 years ago! Don't give in, don't give up. Meet life on your own terms. My doc said attitude is half the battle and my friend was a prime example of a 'can do' attitude, loving life, always looking forward to the next margarita! BTW, you look great, Davey!

in reply to dunnellon

First time in five years I've actually felt good 🀣🀣

Keep it up Davey, your doing well.Jax 🐢x

in reply to HighGables

Love how I'm feeling and want more 🐱 x

It sounds like you are feeling a bit better Davey. Just a haircut can do that. Im Glad everything has settled down now.

in reply to Mavary

Thank you but over did things last night 😊

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I thought you might have overdone it. Well rest today and think of how you enjoyed yesterday.

in reply to Mavary

Too much to do can't settle and relax wish I could πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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Make it wait until tomorrow if it’s not too urgent.

in reply to Mavary

It's my dad so in his eyes it's always urgent 🀣🀣🀣

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As long as he’s clean and fed you must tell him your needs are great too.

in reply to Mavary

Know what the response would be I'm old my needs come first his usual speach 🀣🀣🀣

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