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Old 09-05-2009, 12:07   #376
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Wolfe, Just picked up this thread and damnit I had to start crying. Prayers sent your way for some emotional peace. Please take care of yourself.
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Old 09-05-2009, 13:21   #377
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Still don't think you're strong, even after having attained a nickname like that? You have a whole hospital surprised at your ability to come back....

You probably can't figure it out because what you think you're not denying is something you simply haven't understood yet. I believe you may be looking the wrong way to figure out those dreams, and, if I may, somehow it seems that your answer lies below:
You know when I make the comment about not feeling strong I mean it more from a mental standpoint than physical. And because of how long it's taken to recuperate. Iím too damn old for this crap. A younger person could have bounced back a lot quicker than I have. BTW, it's not just folks at the hospital that thought I wouldn't make it. I think the medic that took care of me hates me.

I partly agree with you about the cause of the nightmares. I have no doubt that contributes. So does the meds I was on until just recently. But 2 shrinks donít think this is the mail cause and they do have one advantage here. Theyíve both heard graphic descriptions of the nightmares. I donít post the details here because I donít want to make anyone who might be squeamish uncomfortable, but in this case I think the shrinks are onto something.



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He willingly sacrificed his life to save yours. Key word, willingly. You didn't know it was happening, but he had your back. I'm sure you or anybody else in his place would've done the same. Instead of being mad or feeling guilty, which I'm sure he wouldn't want you to feel, check this, feel happy. Why? Although it may sound counterintuitive, feel happy because that's what he would've wanted. He wanted you to live, and here you are. Honor him. Give him what he gave his life for, your happy life! There's no bigger love than he who gives his life for his friends. That's in a good book I like to read. I know that if I had given my life for you, and you were feeling guilty, shoot, I'd be coming back to let you know, don't do it! That's not what I died for! You didn't kill him, so you should thank him and give him back what he gave his life for. That part that feels blame for it must go. He died for you to live, and live happy, honor him. Live and be happy.

When my adoptive mother died, I cut my hair and took my loops off. She said that wasn't what a christian man should look like. I disagreed with her, but, to this day, my hair will stay short and nothing shall enter my earlobes, out of respect, this is my way of honoring her in my life. That's what she would've wanted. She was terminally ill with cancer, and she was fighting it to the bitter end because she wanted to see me one last time. Due to hard economic times, I couldn't go, so I sent someone in my name. When they walked in her room, the first thing that came out of their mouth was that the were coming in representation of me. Mind you, this lady had been almost comatose for months. Her eyes opened, her heart rate went up, moved her hand, and, by the end of the speech, she passed. All she was waiting for was one last goodbye from me. She fought death and life for it, how could I let that continue? I received the call while the heart monitor was flat, so I knew. From that day till now, I've embodied everything she taught me. She would never want me to give up. He wouldn't want you to give up, heck, he didn't give up at all! He fought life and death too! You owe it to him to fight harder, for the both of you.
Part of the frustration I feel is that his coming after me didnít change anything except to get him killed. He didnít even get to me. As strange as it sounds I know it would have been easier if he had actually had saved me. I know he wouldnít want me to be upset or to blame myself, any more than Iíd want anyone else to blame themselves if Iíd been the one to try to help them. I'm doing better than I was in dealing with this, but I still get hung up on it sometimes. Itís just hard to put it aside. A part of me wonders why anyone would get themselves killed to save me. Iím no one special. But trust me, Iím fighting. Now that Iíve had a couple weeks off all the meds the docs had me on my head is beginning to clear and I think itís starting to get easier to fight off the darkest thoughts. I do know a lot of that was drug induced, but now Iím wondering just how much of it was.

Reading about your Mom gave me goose bumps. That is so awesome how she held out and was able see your surrogate. What a strong lady. And what a role model she was! Iím sure she is so proud of you, earrings or no earrings.


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Do you know that we're our own worse judges? We're usually much harsher with ourselves than most the rest of the world. Also, beauty is at the eye of the beholder, sooooo....if we say you're strong and special, git over it! This is how we see you. To be selfish is to do things that only benefit yourself, but, in helping others, this is obviously not the case. To feel like you're selfish for feeling good about helping someone else only serves to further prove your abnegation. Case closed, your honor! Listen, we all fail. Big whoop. Sue me. What matters is if we recognize that and move on to do the right thing. What makes you good is your desire to do good. In my eyes, you're a hero. A true to life living legend hero
I think we have to judge ourselves harder than others. Holding ourselves to a higher standard keeps us in line. Earlier you said that you couldnít find any posts where Iíd written something that either had a hidden meaning or agenda, any evil feelings/motive of any sort. Donít make me out to be someone Iím not. Iím no saint. Although itís not usual for me I have posted in anger before. Iíve been in a couple arguments on here. And there are lots of people on here that just plain dislike me. In some of those cases I know why, but other times I donít. I do try to be nice to people on here and even help when I can. I will say that Iím not evil here or in person. But I really donít consider myself a hero.

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Good! Then that means that what we're doing is working. You have a spirit, we all do. We're probably closer to you than to most people who surround us. Hopefully you'll much more of those visions as time passes, and have them become a reality. We're all with you every step of the way.
Iíd love to have more visions (hallucinations ?) like that one I had a few days ago. Last night right as I was falling asleep I thought I felt a hand touch mine but it was so quick Iím not sure. When that stuff theyíre using to make me sleep takes over thereís no making it wait while I look around. The thought of having some of you stand by me while I sleep is somehow comforting. I canít find the words to tell you how much your support means to me. And it is helping, I have no doubt.
And I would love to meet you too.
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Old 09-05-2009, 14:26   #378
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LW. if I pull a lady from a burning building and I die and she lives, is it her fault I died? I know, I know, you've probable been told that before. It just so happened to be his time and not yours. Use the time he gave you and live it! If you give in to the demons, then what he did means nothing. I know, I'm sounding like a broken record. Continued prayers for you lady.
Even if you do sound like a broken record I'm listening. Believe me, I am. I haven't given in to the demons yet. I've wanted to sometimes, but those Afghani bastards don't deserve to win.



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I Sweetie,..... how goes it?
Hope you've had a better last few days. I've wanted to let you know
how special you are. You have brought together MANY members for one
very good and special cause,...... supporting YOU!

Everything happens for a reason, many reasons are unknown. You are
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And I appreciate the support and prayers more than I can tell you. back at you all.

I know I've been on the recieving end of a few miracles here. I don't know why, maybe I never will.

I have to say that I can't be Wonder Woman though. She had bullet deflecting bracelets! I could sure have used them.

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Wolfe, Just picked up this thread and damnit I had to start crying. Prayers sent your way for some emotional peace. Please take care of yourself.
I've done more than a bit of crying myself when I've read what some of you say to me. Thank you so much for the prayers.
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Old 09-05-2009, 16:56   #379
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Old 09-05-2009, 17:40   #380
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I think it's a wonderful name for your kitty. I will pass the story onto "Mandy"

Glad you had a good nights sleep. Are you feeling any better generally with the rest you've been able to get?

Well it seems that sleep isn't happening, at least for now, so I think I'll pass along my little Mandy's first story. Besides the saltwater that I've already gotten on her fur that is.....


Last night I went to the clinic for my bi-nightly (or is it semi-nightly?) knockout. I got there and ready a bit early and was walking around feeling a bit agitated. I saw a young soldier in the room next to mine who had badly broken her arm and shoulder. I walked in to say something to her with Mandy tucked under one arm. That girl never even looked at me, she just fixated on my kitty and whimpered ďI love catsĒ. I handed my kitty over and I thought Mandy was going to have to get new stuffing the girl squeezed so hard with one arm. I checked with the medic and found out she wasnít leaving until the next day so I told her I would leave Mandy with her for the night. The medic assured me I would get her back in the morning.

This morning after I wake up and am checked over and allowed to walk around I went into the girlís room and sheís sound asleep with Mandy hugged tightly in her good arm. I didnít have the heart to wake her so I picked up a book and sat there reading for a while. When she finally woke up she thanked me and handed over my kitty, but not before she planted about 50 kisses on her little face.

I swear Mandy had a little smile on her face when I left the clinic with herÖÖ
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Old 09-05-2009, 17:47   #381
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Well it seems that sleep isn't happening, at least for now, so I think I'll pass along my little Mandy's first story. Besides the saltwater that I've already gotten on her fur that is.....


Last night I went to the clinic for my bi-nightly (or is it semi-nightly?) knockout. I got there and ready a bit early and was walking around feeling a bit agitated. I saw a young soldier in the room next to mine who had badly broken her arm and shoulder. I walked in to say something to her with Mandy tucked under one arm. That girl never even looked at me, she just fixated on my kitty and whimpered ďI love catsĒ. I handed my kitty over and I thought Mandy was going to have to get new stuffing the girl squeezed so hard with one arm. I checked with the medic and found out she wasnít leaving until the next day so I told her I would leave Mandy with her for the night. The medic assured me I would get her back in the morning.

This morning after I wake up and am checked over and allowed to walk around I went into the girlís room and sheís sound asleep with Mandy hugged tightly in her good arm. I didnít have the heart to wake her so I picked up a book and sat there reading for a while. When she finally woke up she thanked me and handed over my kitty, but not before she planted about 50 kisses on her little face.

I swear Mandy had a little smile on her face when I left the clinic with herÖÖ
See there, that's one life you affected already. So glad to have you around yet.
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Old 09-05-2009, 18:52   #382
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Well it seems that sleep isn't happening, at least for now, so I think I'll pass along my little Mandy's first story. Besides the saltwater that I've already gotten on her fur that is.....


Last night I went to the clinic for my bi-nightly (or is it semi-nightly?) knockout. I got there and ready a bit early and was walking around feeling a bit agitated. I saw a young soldier in the room next to mine who had badly broken her arm and shoulder. I walked in to say something to her with Mandy tucked under one arm. That girl never even looked at me, she just fixated on my kitty and whimpered ďI love catsĒ. I handed my kitty over and I thought Mandy was going to have to get new stuffing the girl squeezed so hard with one arm. I checked with the medic and found out she wasnít leaving until the next day so I told her I would leave Mandy with her for the night. The medic assured me I would get her back in the morning.

This morning after I wake up and am checked over and allowed to walk around I went into the girlís room and sheís sound asleep with Mandy hugged tightly in her good arm. I didnít have the heart to wake her so I picked up a book and sat there reading for a while. When she finally woke up she thanked me and handed over my kitty, but not before she planted about 50 kisses on her little face.

I swear Mandy had a little smile on her face when I left the clinic with herÖÖ
That's awesome LW honey
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Well it seems that sleep isn't happening, at least for now, so I think I'll pass along my little Mandy's first story. Besides the saltwater that I've already gotten on her fur that is.....


Last night I went to the clinic for my bi-nightly (or is it semi-nightly?) knockout. I got there and ready a bit early and was walking around feeling a bit agitated. I saw a young soldier in the room next to mine who had badly broken her arm and shoulder. I walked in to say something to her with Mandy tucked under one arm. That girl never even looked at me, she just fixated on my kitty and whimpered ďI love catsĒ. I handed my kitty over and I thought Mandy was going to have to get new stuffing the girl squeezed so hard with one arm. I checked with the medic and found out she wasnít leaving until the next day so I told her I would leave Mandy with her for the night. The medic assured me I would get her back in the morning.

This morning after I wake up and am checked over and allowed to walk around I went into the girlís room and sheís sound asleep with Mandy hugged tightly in her good arm. I didnít have the heart to wake her so I picked up a book and sat there reading for a while. When she finally woke up she thanked me and handed over my kitty, but not before she planted about 50 kisses on her little face.

I swear Mandy had a little smile on her face when I left the clinic with herÖÖ
Thank you for sharing that story. I'm glad Mandy is a 'goodwill' ambassador.

Until you said she was leaving tomorrow I was just about to buy another one
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Thank you for sharing that story. I'm glad Mandy is a 'goodwill' ambassador.

Until you said she was leaving tomorrow I was just about to buy another one
If that girl had squeezed any harder I might have needed another one anyway.

And you're welcome. It was worth it to go without her for the night.
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If that girl had squeezed any harder I might have needed another one anyway.

And you're welcome. It was worth it to go without her for the night.
LW, sweetie, you are having positive affects on other peoples lives, and making progress with you own life. It is great to hear that you are making progress. All of us on here know that you can and will whip this problem.

You just keep fighting the good fight, and we will try to give you all the support, that you need. You can win this.



I am sure, that we can find another stuffed kitty, if you need or want one.
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Sister, I think the key to understanding your friends ultimate sacrifice may be found here... The Soldiers Creed-

The Soldiers Creed
I am an American soldier.
I am a warrior and a member of a team. I serve the people of the United States and live the Army values.

I will always place the mission first.
I will never accept defeat.
I will never quit.
I will never leave a fallen comrade.

I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough,trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills.
I always maintain my arms, my equipment, and myself.
I am an expert and I am a professional.
I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.
I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.
I am an American soldier.

And those people you see standing near you just before you fall out...Angels.

Nice kitty story. Get well soon.

and now...

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Sister, I think the key to understanding your friends ultimate sacrifice may be found here... The Soldiers Creed-

The Soldiers Creed
I am an American soldier.
I am a warrior and a member of a team. I serve the people of the United States and live the Army values.

I will always place the mission first.
I will never accept defeat.
I will never quit.
I will never leave a fallen comrade.

I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough,trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills.
I always maintain my arms, my equipment, and myself.
I am an expert and I am a professional.
I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.
I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.
I am an American soldier.

And those people you see standing near you just before you fall out...Angels.

Nice kitty story. Get well soon.

and now...

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The Soldiers Creed is definitely a huge part of why he did what he did. The other part of the reason is because thatís the kind of person he was. I like to think Iíd have done the same thing if our situations had been reversed. I know and understand that, but I still wish heíd stayed down for just a bit longer. I also know that anyone with any humanity in them would wish the same thing. The part of thatís human is what feels the regret and even guilt about it. Iím dealing with it a better now that I have been, itís just taking time. And I am taking what you folks are saying to heart.

I like the thought of the people standing around me being GTíers that are with me in spirit. But Iíll take Angels. When we sleep we are at our most vulnerable. Thatís even more the case when Iím in an anesthesia induced sleep that no nightmare or external event can wake me from. Iíll tell you thatís itís a bit scary, and those visions are very comforting. I had another 2 nights ago the same night Mandy was on loan. As the drugs started to take effect I felt myself trying to fight them off and then a hand pressed on my shoulder and someone there said ďRelax, Iíll keep your backĒ. I hope things like that keep happening.

Iím working on the getting well part.
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I'm glad to have folks like you around too. back

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LW, sweetie, you are having positive affects on other peoples lives, and making progress with you own life. It is great to hear that you are making progress. All of us on here know that you can and will whip this problem.

You just keep fighting the good fight, and we will try to give you all the support, that you need. You can win this.



I am sure, that we can find another stuffed kitty, if you need or want one.
I can tell I’m making progress in recent days. I’ve been off all the drugs for a couple weeks that I was reacting so badly to and getting sleep every other night. It may be forced sleep, but that doesn’t seem to matter. I don’t get so exhausted that I feel defeated nearly as much. I’m really tired now because I couldn’t sleep at all last night, but I know in a little while that will change. Having the narcotics and anti-depressants out of my system is letting me start to see things clearer too. For the past several months I knew the pills were wreaking havoc with me, but didn’t realize just how badly. Now I think I should belt the docs who just kept making me take them even though I had a few really bad reactions even before the one that landed me in the hospital this last time. I think I’m finally going to turn the corner on these demons and start to win the battle. I don’t expect it to be easy or happen overnight, and the nightmares haven't let up yet, but I’m not giving up. The prayers and moral support I get here is really making a difference.

I don’t need another kitty, at least not yet. Mandy’s my baby and even though I’ve already matted her poor fur with saltwater she’s special to me. I didn’t mind loaning her on a night I was going to be out like a light anyway, the smile on that girl’s face was worth it.
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LW you keep getting the rest you need to get better....

somebody here is watching your back!


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Dang folks! There's some good stuff in here and now my eyes seem to have sprung a leak!


LW-
Glad that you're doing much better! I just wanted to check in and let you know that I am also still pulling for ya!

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P.S. I wonder if the one "holding your hand" is your fallen friend?
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Dang folks! There's some good stuff in here and now my eyes seem to have sprung a leak!


LW-
Glad that you're doing much better! I just wanted to check in and let you know that I am also still pulling for ya!

B.


P.S. I wonder if the one "holding your hand" is your fallen friend?

I have known her for years and I'll admit I cried when I saw for myself the effect this has had on her.

It makes me want to cry in a different way when I see what you people are doing here. You people are incredible.










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I have known her for years and I'll admit I cried when I saw for myself the effect this has had on her.

It makes me want to cry in a different way when I see what you people are doing here. You people are incredible.










Slobberchops that is a nice looking Shepherd.
Silent_Runner, my eyes spring a leak also, everytime I see some encouraging signs in the posts by Lone_Wolfe. Speaking for myself only, I know that I am not incredible. In LW, I see a lady, that needs moral support, prayers and encouragement. She is doing the tough part, we are only lending a hand to her. With what Lone_Wolfe, has done in protecting out country and my family, I would be a real scuz bucket, if I weren't willing to help her in any way I could. LW, is an inspiration for many, and she will win this battle. It is just a hand up, not a hand out, and many of us need that at times.

LW, these are for you.

Keep fighting the good battle. You are making progress and I know that is a very encouraging sign. You keep fighting the good battle, and I will keep up the prayers, good thoughts and moral support. I know that the others on here will also.

Slobberchops, very nice looking dog.
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Old 09-07-2009, 22:15   #394
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Hi LW!

Hope your doing better today!

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More kisses for ya LW honey

Thank you sweetie, I need them today
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Well I'm hitting the sack. Hope you sleep well LW. Sweet dreams I hope.
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Nite.

Wish I'd slept last night. I had one of "those" nights. All nightmare, no sleep.


Hope you sleep good! Have a good dream for me.
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Well it seems that sleep isn't happening, at least for now, so I think I'll pass along my little Mandy's first story. Besides the saltwater that I've already gotten on her fur that is.....


Last night I went to the clinic for my bi-nightly (or is it semi-nightly?) knockout. I got there and ready a bit early and was walking around feeling a bit agitated. I saw a young soldier in the room next to mine who had badly broken her arm and shoulder. I walked in to say something to her with Mandy tucked under one arm. That girl never even looked at me, she just fixated on my kitty and whimpered ďI love catsĒ. I handed my kitty over and I thought Mandy was going to have to get new stuffing the girl squeezed so hard with one arm. I checked with the medic and found out she wasnít leaving until the next day so I told her I would leave Mandy with her for the night. The medic assured me I would get her back in the morning.

This morning after I wake up and am checked over and allowed to walk around I went into the girlís room and sheís sound asleep with Mandy hugged tightly in her good arm. I didnít have the heart to wake her so I picked up a book and sat there reading for a while. When she finally woke up she thanked me and handed over my kitty, but not before she planted about 50 kisses on her little face.

I swear Mandy had a little smile on her face when I left the clinic with herÖÖ
You deserve a big group hug for that ma'am.
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Nite.

Wish I'd slept last night. I had one of "those" nights. All nightmare, no sleep.


Hope you sleep good! Have a good dream for me.
<---- Had a dream of watching LW shoot tighter groups than I could with her .17

G'morning LW.

Here's one for a tues Caturday Mornin.

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You deserve a big group hug for that ma'am.
Thank you skidoo. I could really use that hug today.

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LW you keep getting the rest you need to get better....

somebody here is watching your back!


I wouldn't mind having her or maybe some of you GT'er here watching over me right now. Last night was a sleepless one, the nightmares made sure of that. Today's being a difficult one, but I'm taking you people's advice. One second, one minute, one hour at a time I'm fighting off the ugly thoughts.

I'm not going to give up today, I swear it! Too many of you folks praying for and pulling for me to let that happen.
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