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Hi all!

I’ve been trying to get caught up with folks in here....would you believe after my stat back surgery a week later I land back in the hospital with a heart attack (!)?

Guess a few to many years of sex, drugs, and rock and roll ;-). It finally all caught up with me!

Oy vey, I’m really shook up. Got back home last Thursday....real nice family/friends response...but my nerves are shot! 2 emergency ambulance rides in 25’ weather....

I know sometimes friends mean well for certain but I don’t want to hear how I shouldn’t feel sorry for myself and I’ll be right back on my feet or how common heart attacks are....like....hey! no biggie!

Anyway, hi! I’m back. Talk soon!

Happy Holidays All! You are quite a bunch of folk!

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Oh my gosh! I am just so sorry!!! Next year should be better??? That is what we all hope for, right? And you have pretty much hit the big ones this year, so you should get a free ride (oh, if only life worked that way).

Thanks for letting us know about what has been going on with you.

I pray that everyone here is blessed with gentle grace and abundant mercies over the holidays - you all deserve that and so much more.

Hugs to all!

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Ty peg! 2018....the #18 is very special in Jewish theology....it is pronounced ‘chai’.....it means “life”....like the expression ‘l’chaim’.....is a toast that means ‘to life!’

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Lovely! thanks:)

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Scottig Happy to here from you if it caught up with you,it has,NT caught up with me. That was a long time ago too many years to count.I was a wild one back than. Sorry to here about your heart you going to be okay. You have a merry Christmas and New year. Susiejo

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Thnx susiejo!....yeah, some pretty crazy stuff back then....

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It all sucks! Hope you’re done with all this scare the family stuff.

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Ya know denzie? No shit, huh?!

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So sorry to hear that so much has happened in such a short time. People mean well, even when they say all the wrong things - it is better than no support at all !! HEY - it IS a biggie, and you deserve better. It is okay to feel sorry for yourself for a short time - that is part of the grieving process we go through when a new normal hits us. Praying that you have a wonderful Christmas and a calmer New Year ahead of you!

Lauri-Anne

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G-d bless ya lauri-anne!

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Glad to hear you are back home and hopefully recovering well. Friends and family mean well, most just don’t know what to say and cover with what they think is what you need/want to hear. A heart attack is still a heart attack! Wishing you well.

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Wow, you’ve certainly had some very serious health problems! I pray you heal quickly and are able to enjoy Christmas with your friends and family.

May God bless you and strengthen you.

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Thanx for your sentiments, it’s meaningful....hope you’re holidays are full of joy....

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Scott..what to say. Yikes..what a ____ year you have had. People just don't know what to say or do. I would love to say next year will be better..But I don't want to jinx you. I will pray it will be better for you and all of us!!!. Let's just hang in there together and look at each day as a blessing. Each day I remind myself of all the positive things I have going for myself and that truly helps. I'm glad you are home with your dog? Have a great Christmas. Do something that will make you happy. You are a blessing to all of us! Stay in touch!

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Hey girl! Whew, yeah well, I’m done being sick! Yes, Home with zoey.....my son Seth in from san Francisco .....getting nice support all around. It’s hard to ‘receive ‘ from folks....do you know what I mean? I’m overwhelmed by kindnesses extended to me.

Nice to hear from you......you’re my buddy Mary!

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Hey Scott..bet zoey was glad to see you!! My advice about people is enjoy the kindness and accept it. For what I have learned is after a while, people start to slowly disappear and one day you may wake up and find all but just a few of the people have gotten back to their own lives and you will be missing the attention. Sad but that is what happened to me. That is why I adore the people in this network for they are always here for us and understand what we are going through. Keep writing when you can. Accept what the people around you offer, you deserve it!! I know it seems different as you are usually the one giving but take all the kindness and love in for it will help later. Your a great guy! Give zoey hug for me. Your pal, Mary

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Hi Mary,

So true...sitting here with zoey. My son went back to CA this morning. Uh boy.

He essentially wants me to take more responsibility for me...than I do. Well, it’s complicated. He doesn’t get the idea that I just don’t want to be doing certain things by myself.....responsible or irresponsible.

How ya feeling?

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I'm hanging in there Scott. One day at a time. Holiday was quiet which was good for I am tired of people asking about my health. How do you explain cancer. Enough said. What responsibility is your son talking about? Explain if you want. Otherwise Happy New Year to you and Zoey! May next year be a better one.

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Okay Scott, it's time to stop having so much fun. It might be a good thing to slow down a little. Seriously, you have certainly had a year to remember, or forget, your choice. I hope you are healing well and will be back on your feet soon. Definitely oy vey. I probably would have used stronger language.

Take good care of yourself and concentrate on healing. You deserve a break.

Jean

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Oh Jean! Yep, I’m done with this stuff, enuf already! Thanx for your kindnesses....

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