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JUNKDRAWER
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1/8/14 9:19 P

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I understand. I've had several close calls with my dad this past year, and I live thousands of miles away and can't be there when I wish I could. I find the emotions of not knowing and all of the other things stirring inside of me...like guilt are hard to handle. I've begun to journal after the difficult phone calls or when things start to look bad again. It's helped me put my emotions somewhere other than my stomach. It's not a total cure all but when I find myself heading to the fridge I go for my journal instead.

Best wishes to you. It's tough when someone you love is struggling. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other and do the best you can. I find my resolve comes and goes with the emotinal strains but I can't ever give up. Just re-focus and get back on board.






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1/8/14 9:08 P

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I hear ya about emotional overload as years ago I gained 5 lbs. in one week when my mom died. sorry about your grandma but eating won't help her or your wounded heart any. sending (((HUGS))).....and prayers your way

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JULIA1154
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1/8/14 6:44 P

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I'm so sorry about your grandmother - and I know it's so hard not to be there with her all the time.

Try to stay strong - for you, for her, and for your daughters - but give yourself permission to cry, to stomp your feet, to get mad at God, whatever you need. It's tough facing illness and mortality in those we love; there's no need to pretend otherwise.

I hope your grandmother makes a good recovery. Post-stroke care and rehab has come a long ways in the past few years.

Julia

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BOUTTIME24
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1/8/14 6:12 P

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My 85 year old Grandmother is in the hospital due to a stroke. Yesterday's visit was a positive one. Today's, not so much. She's declined. And I'm having a bit of a breakdown. I can't be at the hospital with her because I have two young daughters that need me. It makes me ache.

And if you're wondering if this has anything to do with health & fitness, it does. I've already put down way too many pizza puffs (I'm in no mood to put together a real meal), 2 pieces of pumpkin pie, and ritz crackers with cheese. I've always resorted to food to handle my emotions. Happy, sad, or otherwise. But at the moment I'm completely overwhelmed and want to eat my sorrows away.

I've gotten in the habit of doing a couple spark videos and using our weight machine in the PM after I put our toddler to bed. That'll be in a couple hours. Till then, I just have to breath.

Thanks Sparklers for letting me vent.





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