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Friends Without Faces

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Friends Without Faces
by Thomas Teague

We sit and we type, and we stare at our screens,
We all have to wonder, what this possibly means.
With our mouse we roam, through the rooms in a maze,
Looking for something or someone, as we sit in a daze.

We chat with each other, we type all our woes,
Small groups we do form, and gang up on our foes.
We wait for somebody, to type out our name,
We want recognition, but it is always the same.

We give kisses and hugs, and sometimes flirt,
In IMs we chat deeply, and reveal why we hurt.
We do form friendships - but - why we don't know,
But some of these friendships, will flourish and grow.

Why is it on screen, we can be so bold,
Telling our secrets, that have never been told.
Why is it we share, the thoughts in our mind,
With those we can't see, as though we were blind.

The answer is simple, it is as clear as a bell.
We all have our problems, and need someone to tell.
We can't tell "real" people, but tell someone we must,
So we turn to the 'puter, and to those we can trust.

Even though it is crazy, the truth still remains,
They are Friends Without Faces, and odd little names.

got my scan results friday an still don't know re the torn meniscus.............i did find out that i have some rarish type of knee problem so i'm told.....it called meniscal chondrocalcinosis which menas my knees are full of debris called calcium deposits floating around?????i will be have an mri sometime this spring???? so everything is in limbo re the knee at the moment........this condition is what causes so much pain so that makes me feel somewhat better as after a while you almost feel the dr think you are making things up etc............ so i just will deal with things as they come up........so have started back to the pool this week and will continue so long as the knees allow and when an acute phase comes again the dr's will decide at that time what to do.......so the good news is i'm hanging in there and will continue to plod along the best i can every day..........
thanks dear friends so much for being there for me................there have been many many times i felt like i should just give up but it is so many of you here on sparkpeople that have kep me coming back every day........together we can do this...........i beleive we can ............and we will acheive our goals and dreams...........

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    At least they can give what causes your pain a name. It is validating and the doctor can see it! I agree that sometimes they make you feel like you're making it up! I hope you'll be feeling better soon. I love to exercise in water too, as you know. There are lots of things we can do in water that we'd never attempt on land. Thanks for sharing the lovely poem. You and I have never met but you have a place in my heart.
    3625 days ago
    Lita hang in there it can only get better. Try doing some sitting exercises for the upper body and the water exercise for the lower body. Stay active. I'm sure when you get the MRI in the spring they will decide what they can do.

    The poem was right on. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3627 days ago
  • MS5835
    Lita, Thanks for keeping us updated about your knee. At least now you have an idea of what's going on with it. You just have to hang in there and do what you can do. Do more on your good days and less on your bad days (as if you didn't already know this), and most of all, remember that we are all here for you when you need us. Happy Valentines Day!

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    3627 days ago
  • WILLOW49
    I'm so sorry about your continuing knee problems. Good that you now know what the problem is. Great that you will continue with the pool. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Thanks for all you do for so many! You're the best!!!
    3627 days ago
    Calcium deposits? Is there something they can do to help you with that?
    3627 days ago
    So sorry to hear of your ongoing knee troubles...!

    It can be so frustrating when our bodies let us down!

    Sounds like you are managing SO much better than *I* would under similar circumstances!

    3627 days ago
    The poem is great! Sorry to hear about your knee.
    3627 days ago
    I'm glad that at least now you know what the problem is. :) I'm sure from here things will eventually get better. Keep up the amazing work and keep on Sparking! Thanks for sharing the poem. :) It was lovely!
    3627 days ago
    That was a wonderful poem..and thought and prayers and lots of good energy sending you way for a lovely lady.. who's love always shines through to all the unseen faces.. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3627 days ago
    Thanks Lita for giving us an update. It is good that at least they are finding that there is something that is causing the pain and hopefully thay can do something about it. You are very brave, hugs.

    PS I love the poem.
    3627 days ago
    Love the poem, you are so special. I am glad they found something wrong, the doctors still say nothing is wrong with me! Oh well, I just keep doing what I can! God is so good! Every once in a while I know why I am doing this because things get really bad. I think about all the days I was not grateful I wasn't in so much pain! Keep the focus, we can do this!
    3627 days ago
    Another inspiring poem to hold close in heart, as I do with you. Having an "answer" can be of help. Moreso, because we feel less alone, that someone cares. I respect your "plodding" along. You're in good company these days.
    Happy Valentine's Day from your fellow SparkPlodder, Sue
    (Thank you for your sweet missives and gift of you.)
    3627 days ago
    Thanks, LITA, for sharing about your knee problems...and welcome to the club...one with way too many members!! Monday will be my 7th week since authoscopic surgery for my torn meniscus and I am headed back to the surgeon next week to see what the next "options" are. A month after the surgery the knee became inflamed, with swelling, heat and intense pain when walking, even with the aid of my cane. I got a cortisone shot at that time which gave me no relief. Last week's call to the surgeon put me back to keeping the leg elevated and iced as much as possible, and I am still seeing no real difference, hence another appointment to be made. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead for good decisions, good days, and good health. God has given me 3 different scriptures this week about "healing" so I am trusting the Great Physician for the outcome...for both of us!
    3627 days ago
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