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Thursday, April 10, 2014

I haven't totally stopped Sparks, I still check in now and again. Especially to see how my good friends are doing. Diabetes and depression are the bad links for me. I do my very best to control my carbs, but depression makes you just not care about much of anything. And I can't forget my migraines. They knock me flat in bed, and it's hard to get up when all stimuli hurts you. I try to walk about 1/4 mile most days when I feel pretty decent. And a friend and I redid my daughter's room-new paint colors, new bedspread-very pretty. (the daughter has been out about 3 years-not really "her" room anymore) And we took all her junk to her house to sort through-not us.
That daughter has just about drained us money wise. Her house payment is $1000 a month, and she gets her phone cut off, electricity turned off. Water turned off. She has a minimum wage job (that she loves-but the hours are sometimes short) In addition, she blew the engine of her husbands car-he got out of MCAS and left her with nothing to spend at all.

They were together for about a year, before he made 2 trips to Afghanistan. He got PTSD, really bad, and got abusing her, and seeing other people. Rick, my husband had to take her to work for several day this week @ 0430 in the morning. And sometimes pick her up, and bring her to her house. because she had no car. Then we had to get her a car, and jumped through a lot of hoops to do it. Financially we took a beating.. There went the new fridge we looked at today. She and we, know that this end of the problem is going to stop completely. She is going to get her house taken away for incomplete payment's. We sure can't do any more.
I know we're enablers because we love her, but everything has to stop now. We've done all we can.
Really did not mean to vent all this much, but thank you friends for listening! Kathy R.
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  • SLIMMERJESSE
    I had a killer migraine for two days this week while detoxing from caffeine. And I mean, the kind where you get dizzy if you stand up, and then have to puke. Which I did. I've been through this before and hope I stay off coffee for good. But the point I was starting to make is that I've often felt for folks like you who get migraines. You really can't imagine one unless you've actually been through it. And I wouldn't wish them on anyone.

    I understand how helping children is draining. We do it out of love, but yes, there has to be a line drawn. Hard to do.

    Wishing you better days.
    2065 days ago
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