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Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort

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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: keberoxu
Date: 04 Dec 18 - 12:14 PM

how did your ocular surgery work out?


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 Dec 18 - 08:03 PM

I'm home. See MOAB for my last comment on the surgery.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: keberoxu
Date: 01 Dec 18 - 06:31 PM

This thread has a number of earlier posts
concerning Mudcatter Donuel's son.
There has been no update on that situation of late,
and hopefully the absence of recent posts
means that Donuel's son is in fact doing really well.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: keberoxu
Date: 30 Nov 18 - 11:16 AM

This past month has had a difficult anniversary for Rapparee.
And he had to spend last night in hospital on top of that.
Hope we hear from him soon, and that 'B-9' is the verdict.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: wysiwyg
Date: 29 Nov 18 - 01:51 PM

I'm just now entering that annual cycle. It peaks around Christmas and stays at the peak through February.

I'm SO tired of hearing why/how others struggle at that time each of year-- in their rush to be heard about their story, they dismiss and then exacerbate exactly what is too hard for me-- it's too much like the dead, rotting mess I can't escape, polluting my space. "Tell somebody ELSE" is how I feel, but never say.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: keberoxu
Date: 29 Nov 18 - 11:10 AM

Funeral this week for Mudcatter Keith A of Hertford,
see obit thread in the upper section of forum threads.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 28 Nov 18 - 03:42 PM

I haven't even been lurking. Sometimes life (just busy with other things) gets in the way. In the meantime, you are all in my thoughts.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 27 Nov 18 - 10:55 PM

A Mudcatter (of note), many years ago taught me this terminology... I am on sub'lurk. Still here but not.

Carry on. Smoke em if ya got em.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Nov 18 - 09:13 PM

But before that happens Rapparee gets lasered in the right eyeball on Tuesday! Something about clouding of the back of the lens following cataract surgery and blasting a hole through the cloudiness. It's not supposed to hurt and Annie Thesia isn't supposed to be necessary.

Girding my loins? I'm girding top to bottom, if you'll pardon the pun.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: keberoxu
Date: 25 Nov 18 - 01:13 PM

Thinking of Rapparee, who has been shopping for sitz baths online,
and otherwise girding his loins -- literally, I don't doubt.
In preparation for, ugh.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: wysiwyg
Date: 24 Nov 18 - 04:49 AM

Keith has passed. Thinking of his family and friends.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: keberoxu
Date: 23 Nov 18 - 06:07 PM

Have a thought for Rapparee, whose surgery is in roughly a week's time, and it could indeed feel rough -- among other feelings.
I'll be keeping him and his better half close to heart.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Donuel
Date: 11 Nov 18 - 03:03 PM

wysiwyg I agree with -in utero- memories. Those who never had formed them and repeated them in later years as a result of crises can not even begin to imagine the concept or clarity of in utero memories. Revealing what they have to say can be exceedingly important but memories are not the boss of a damn thing.

How you incorporate near death incidents are entirely your choice.

btw did you ever have a preference for left handedness?


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: keberoxu
Date: 11 Nov 18 - 02:17 PM

this is a tough time for a lot of us
hang in there, everybody


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: wysiwyg
Date: 09 Nov 18 - 02:49 PM

So... the annual anniversary I deal with at the dark of the year is the death, in utero, of my identical twin at about 4-1/2 months gestation. It was a late twinning, meaning that the egg division was completed with timing that resulted not only in a shared placenta, but-- so rare-- a shared amniotic sac. I have the complete memory of dying (co-experiencing with my twin what she experienced), and the complete memory of struggling to survive her dying.

It's very rare for one to survive the other's death within the shared sac. The dissolution and resorption of the one affects the other. So, part of the annual cycle for me usually includes being grossed out by smells and disorder around me.

I work on this hard in counseling, and every year it manifests in a new way that I don't see coming. This year, it happens that when my energy will be at its annual low, my husband is retiring from a busy parish at the busiest time of the year. For both our sakes-- he's very tired-- I've negotiated that our actual final moving process will wait till March. Our retirement cottage in Ohio is furnished "enough" that we'll depart PA with two mattresses and kitchen essentials, and any valuables we don't wish to leave in the empty house.

I head back from Ohio to PA Dec. 5. I'm trying to simplify everything I can, now, so that our retirement goes smoothly.

And I just spotted one way it's come up already this year-- worrying that hubby may die of exhaustion. I'll have to work on that!

~S~


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Donuel
Date: 09 Nov 18 - 11:23 AM

I believe that visual anomalies like these usually precede a headache. I always thought the pain was vascular in origin when the blood vessels constrict but since the brain has no pain receptors where does the pain come from? How can blood vessels have their own nerves? Perhaps the brain does feel pain when it is oxygen restricted. The pain is associated with the eyes from the eyes to the occipital and neck region.

Obviously something is disrupting/blocking visual impulses. Drugs that open neural pathways seem to restore normal function but often by too much like LSD. Detectives of migraine phenomena often point to biochemical causes with a trigger mechanism. What if it is merely a short circuit that migrates like epilepsy but with no convulsions?

By comparing experiences the cumulative similarities will advance our own musings. Sometimes we are our own best doctors.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Jeri
Date: 07 Nov 18 - 08:56 AM

Don, I have a friend who goes blind (usually in just one eye) because of a migraine, with absolutely no pain. Mine were different, pre-menopausal, to the point where I didn't tell my neuro how many I was getting. Now, it's mostly weather and fatigue. Funny, but Feverfew (prophylactic flower/herb) worked great before, and doesn't work now.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Donuel
Date: 07 Nov 18 - 08:42 AM

WTF, a migraine symptom returned just now but without agony. whew

They begin at puberty and are suppose to abate at man/menopause.
The symptom is a thin moving wriggling bright rainbow lightning bolt that shimmers in my field of vision no matter which eye I close. It has drifted to a right side peripheral position so it does not block the sweet spot. I would encourage future research to focus on sex hormone - migraine connections. Poof, it just disappeared. The lightning bolt, not the sex. :^/


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: keberoxu
Date: 06 Nov 18 - 09:49 PM

congratulations to Wendy and her family.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: billybob
Date: 04 Nov 18 - 07:34 AM

Morning crew, we have just had a wonderful 10 days with nephews and a niece visiting us from New Jersey, they managed to take in Windsor Castle, stone henge, Bath, London with all the usual"must dos" london eye, Buckingham Palace, Greenwich and we all enjoyed the Eagles game at Wembley. Two days in Edinbrugh then a day in Suffolk. We saw them off at Heathrow on Friday. What a whirlwind visit but much love and hugs to enjoy plus the great news that Billy had another 4 month check up with his specialist and he is still in remission.
Having a restful day today looking at all the photos, coffee pot on if you would like a cup
With love
Wendy xxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: keberoxu
Date: 03 Nov 18 - 02:57 PM

So as not to give offense, I won't identify the Mudcatter by member name.
But the member casually let drop, on a music thread,
that an elderly parent died in October (last month)
and that the member not only spoke at the parent's funeral
but made music, in spite of being intensely emotional about it.

Go ahead and jump on me for my anonymous comment if you must, but
I want to say that the member in question
has my deepest sympathy and appreciation. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: keberoxu
Date: 02 Nov 18 - 11:11 AM

Sail, Rainbow, sail.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 01 Nov 18 - 05:17 PM

Dog rest ye all.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: keberoxu
Date: 31 Oct 18 - 06:44 PM

... and no news, in a sense, is good news ...


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: keberoxu
Date: 29 Oct 18 - 01:12 PM

Don't let this vessel sail out of sight.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: keberoxu
Date: 26 Oct 18 - 07:35 PM

This is a fine place for the poem,
and in fact
it would be equally at home on the Poetry Slam thread, it's that good.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: wysiwyg
Date: 26 Oct 18 - 06:25 PM

Tamson, I love that poem.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 26 Oct 18 - 05:48 PM

seconded!

congratulations on a beautiful poem


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 26 Oct 18 - 12:45 PM

Tamson, that's beautiful. Than you for posting.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ranger1
Date: 26 Oct 18 - 12:07 PM

I didn't post this earlier, as I didn't want to intrude on the remembrance of Tommy.

Here's the poem Wendy mentioned. I wrote it for my mother, who was reliving her memories of sexual assault during the Kavanaugh hearings. I felt that if she, and other women, could be brave enough to come forward about what had happened to them, then I could be brave enough to come out as transgendered.

I understand now why you didn't want sons
Even though you got one anyway
Born into the wrong body
My life might have been different
Knowing now what we didn't know then
You knew I was different
But the way you raised me would have been the same
You protected me and camouflaged me
Until I was ready to be the real me
You may have been born in the year of the tiger
But you have always been a dragon
Fiercely protective
But with a wisdom you rarely credit yourself with
I don't know if dragons have larval forms
But I think they must
Because I have finally shed my chrysalis
And become my own dragon


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: keberoxu
Date: 24 Oct 18 - 06:19 PM

Easy does it, everyone.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: keberoxu
Date: 21 Oct 18 - 10:23 PM

Don't forget Mr and Mrs Rapparee --
they have a tough anniversary or two at this time of year.
Himself is bracing for an ow-that-smarts surgery.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 18 Oct 18 - 11:30 PM

I've been away from Mudcat for several days and dropped in to catch up. This is a busy time of year for me, but I'm still sending my love to all and keeping you in the Light.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: keberoxu
Date: 17 Oct 18 - 01:26 PM

Have a thought and a prayer
for Keith A of Hertford,
who has his own thread above the BS section
where people who can't post in BS
can add their posts.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 16 Oct 18 - 10:54 AM

wishing you a peaceful anniversary, Pete


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: wysiwyg
Date: 15 Oct 18 - 05:47 PM

Pete, my salute to you on making it through the year.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Pete from seven stars link
Date: 15 Oct 18 - 04:07 PM

Thank you keberoxu for you thoughtful comment ; it is one year today that we lost our Tommy. I remember how this crew took a strong part in supporting us through that . Blessings all       Pete


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: wysiwyg
Date: 15 Oct 18 - 08:09 AM

I have a difficult anniversary every Xmas/January. Never know how it will manifest each year. This year's falls on my husband's long-anticipated retirement, with some house-leaving.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: keberoxu
Date: 13 Oct 18 - 02:58 PM

Keep this vessel above the horizon.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: keberoxu
Date: 11 Oct 18 - 02:12 PM

October, for some reason, is an anniversary month
for some of the most challenging bereavements.
I won't list the anniversaries here, for the
Jane's Rainbow crew:
you all know who you are.
And my thoughts and prayers are with you.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: billybob
Date: 09 Oct 18 - 07:07 AM

Tamson, just sending love and best wishes to you,I read a beautiful poem in another place,written by you. So wonderfully constructed and sensitively written. Might you share it here with this special crew?

All is well here, enjoyed a huge family gathering at the weekend to celebrate my cousins golden wedding. Four generations of cousins, their children and grandchildren and 2 Aunts from the generation before.It was so good to see all the little ones getting on so well together,shyness evaporated almost immediatly.Meanwhile us"oldies" found ourseleves on the wedding photos, did I really wear such short skirts and the big hairdo.

Medical appointments for my daughter this week ,for an unpleasant procedure and then Billy has his 4 monthly appointment and trial results,fingers crossed!

Coffee pot on....

With love
Wendy xxx


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: keberoxu
Date: 06 Oct 18 - 07:24 PM

Keep fighting the good fight, gnu.
Maybe life sucks and then you die,
but wherever your mother is going to go,
there will be a reward for you in due time.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: frogprince
Date: 05 Oct 18 - 04:51 PM

Being as I've just met "R1" on one occasion, I guess I won't be seriously tempted to blather "One of my best friends is...", but, between that meeting and our history here, I certainly count him (you) as a friend. For a good share of my life, I would have been really put off by the transition. Now, however I toss it around in my head, all I feel is happy to know that a good person has made a decision that needed to be made. Y'know...it feels good to know that about myself.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ranger1
Date: 04 Oct 18 - 09:47 PM

Aw, shucks, gnu.

Keb, don't worry about it. It's all good.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: gnu
Date: 04 Oct 18 - 09:13 PM

I will NEVER use the name Tamson in Mudcat! That there be r1. Always was and always will be. r1 has been a good buddy of mine for a long time. And r1 will always be a good buddy of mine. A person I respect, admire, and learn from. Even more so, now.

Thanks for being my friend, r1. Yer 'one of the good ones'.

Oh... while I am briefly here, I shall add... life sucks and then you die. That is all. Dismissed. Smoke 'em if ya got 'em. >;-)

gnightgnu


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: keberoxu
Date: 04 Oct 18 - 06:37 PM

I ought to have addressed you as Tamson rather than Tami,
but you know who I meant ... best wishes.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: keberoxu
Date: 04 Oct 18 - 11:46 AM

Good to hear from you, frogprince.

Thinking of gnu.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 03 Oct 18 - 05:44 PM

Okay, Tamson! Sorry you had to work and missed the festival.


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 03 Oct 18 - 09:41 AM

yah! Tamson


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Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
From: frogprince
Date: 02 Oct 18 - 09:37 PM

Actually, I've been back home for a week. I'm glad that I made the trip; I enjoyed it as a whole, and had some non-predictable moments with people I met that were genuine fun.


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