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Some Painful Days....

Thursday, July 25, 2013

I have not been on in a while, because of some personal issues. First, and easier to deal with was my daughter's oral surgery. She had adult teeth impacted in her palate and they needed to be removed. The surgery was yesterday and I was so worried for her, but she pulled through like a champ and is more upset with the inconvenience of it, rather than the pain! Next step, she must get braces and prepare for eventual removal of the stubborn baby teeth and replacement of those with implants. She's got a long road ahead and it is hard for me to see.
Next, and not so easy to deal with: Our dearest family friend recently had a very public nervous breakdown via Facebook. He has been suffering with severe depression for years, but it finally go to be too much for him. In his delusional state he did and said very unsavory things and I spent many hours crying with his wife and our mutual friends. He is currently being treated, but I have no idea what his final diagnosis will end up being. He feels shame, but we, his friends, realize that it was his disease talking and we have told his wife to pass on the knowledge that there is nothing to forgive and we love him. Time heals all, I know, but this is a tough one to wait through. I am grateful for the anonymity of SP, because my heart is hurting and I need to share my pain with others who do not personally know me.
Thank you for the opportunity to vent. Love you all. emoticon
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  • no profile photo HOPEFULKAREN3
    I have depression myself it's really hard to get on the right meds,you find what works and then after quite a while they stop working and you start all over again in search of what will make you feel somewhat emotionally balanced.Your friend is lucky to have you.
    1092 days ago
  • DONNYE2008
    I am so sorry for your problems. Yesterday my adult daughter tripped and fell against her car, breaking one front tooth almost off and chipping the other. My daughter's repairs will not be as physically taxing as your daughter's ongoing oral issues will be, and I can definitely understand your concern for her. I hope all goes well.

    What is often worse than physical difficulties, is dealing with mental breakdowns. It is so hard to know what to do in these situations--just hope for the best diagnosis and recovery. I can empathize with you in this case, and only hope your friend gets all the help he needs. I will pray for you, your friend, and his family.

    2874 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/29/2013 9:49:01 PM
  • GEORGE815
    Sorry to hear about the teeth problem. They sure take a lot of effort.
    2874 days ago
    So emoticon
    2876 days ago
    What a true friend you are!!!


    2877 days ago
    I'm very sorry to hear about your friend. That situation has to be so difficult for everyone. But it is wonderful that you were able to be there for your friends. I am sure they are grateful for your love and your presence. I hope and pray that things will be better soon.
    2878 days ago
    So sorry for all your troubles. Your friend is lucky to have someone like you who understands and is so forgiving.
    I know your daughter is going through a lot, but once the pain is past think how much better she will feel and will have a beautiful smile too!! emoticon
    2879 days ago
    Depression is a chronic heartache and you are a wonderful friend to be so supportive during this episode.
    2879 days ago
    I'm sure your friend appreciates your support. I'm glad your friend is getting treatment.
    2879 days ago
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