Cruel Summer - page 3

To say that the summer of 2013 will go down in history as my worst ever would be the understatement of the century. I lost my high-paying, executive-level job in May to a combination of a stress-induced bipolar crisis and... Read More

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    I'm so sorry you're going through this Viva. Even though it's virtual, you'll always have support here. I hope you have someone IRL to lean on right now. I'm hoping for the best for you.
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    Don't be hard on yourself. I never understood why my patients said living is hard and dying is easy. You have a lot on your plate right now so much that you find yourself lost in the midst of it all. Know this, you are never alone. Give what you can give AND take care of YOU. You know you better than anyone else. It's not over and it's not the end. This too will surely pass. Promise me that you will do 3 things nice for yourself each day.
    You are stronger than you give yourself credit for.
    Stop, step back, deep breath in and slowly exhale...
    Times like these are temporary...

    I'm sending you tons of smiles with laughter that's good for your soul and plenty bear hugs

    After you get my smiles, laughter, and hugs; make plans for a "me" sabbatical/retreat- alone. Pamper yourself- and watch what happens.
    Peace and Love to You!
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    You have way too much to deal with alone. I hope you have someone or a family to help you as you go through this trying time. You have everyone on here's thoughts and prayers!!! Reach out if you ever need someone to talk to
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    Oh, I am sorry this has happened to you. You sound like a wonderful nurse and I would have loved to have you as my nurse. I offer you my full support. Life always improves. I won't say it gets better but it does improve. It may not happen for a long time but someway, somehow it will improve. Try to remember this. And good luck with whatever you decide to do. /hug
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    You are such a strong powerful person that is an inspiration to all of us.

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    I was going to start a woe-is-me thread about my difficulty getting my license in my new state, but then I read your thread.
    You are going through more than some people ever endure in a life-time, yet you somehow manage to hold it together.
    I feel foolish for feeling sorry for my self when other people, like you and your family have REAL problems.
    I'm so sorry for what you are going through and hope that you are able to ask God for his holy spirit to guide and strengthen you.

    I believe in the resurrection and that we will be restored to a perfect state in a paradise earth.
    The current earth will be done away. God will wipe away our tears and there will be no more sorrow.

    Knowing the truth about "what is to come" is what helped me keep it together when my 3 year old son died.
    I hope knowing the truth will help you too.

    Love, a sister in nursing
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    You know maybe the greater plan in losing that "big shot job" was to push you into treatment so you would have the strength to weather these storms. My best to you my friend. I will keep you in my thoughts.
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    best wishes to you
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    I was reminded of the story of Job.
    Maybe you should take some free time to read it, or read it again.

    God's hand is not cut short in this. He knows your every heart's ache. Don't fear, but continue to remind yourself that God walks with you through this. He will never leave you or forsake you.

    I'll be praying for you.
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    wishing you strength during this most difficult time.
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