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Thankful

Postby sweets07 » Sun Jul 08, 2007 2:58 am

God,
I know there have been countless nights I've cried praying for healing, and nothing seemed to change. Nights I've almost taken my life, but you kept me strong.

It's like I am meant to experience this to help someone else. To become sensitive and more thoughtful. To appreciate things so much more.

I realized today more than ever that there are people with seemingly worse problems. I could have cancer. I could have AIDS. I could be physically/mentally disabled. I could have alopecia. I could be deaf/blind. I could have so many other things wrong.

But what I've learned is that those who suffer begin to understand this one thing: change your perspective and learn to live and love to live in spite of it.

I don't know why I was given this infirmity, but I want to say thank you for all the great things that I have in life.... For everything you've blessed me with in spite of it all. Thank you.




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Re: Thankful

Postby austuser » Sun Jul 08, 2007 4:22 am

err not to take away from your prayer because it was very nice, but
sweets07 wrote: I could have cancer. I could have AIDS. I could be physically/mentally disabled. I could have alopecia. I could be deaf/blind. I could have so many other things wrong.
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amazed to see you put hairloss in the same category as cancer and AIDS. i feel so...freakish now!

Its not a criticism, sometimes we (hairloss sufferers) wish we had all those other things instead of hairloss to be honest.

:(

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Re: Thankful

Postby sweets07 » Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:51 pm

austuser wrote:amazed to see you put hairloss in the same category as cancer and AIDS. i feel so...freakish now!

Its not a criticism, sometimes we (hairloss sufferers) wish we had all those other things instead of hairloss to be honest.

:(

1)seeing that i, a woman, wrote this i hope you would look at it from my point of view as a woman. to be completely bald as a female would be really hard on a woman's self esteem.... and in a much different way than a man having alopecia. it's not as common.

2)it's not to say that me having cancer/AIDS/etc would be on the same level as having alopecia. trust that i know this since i recently lost my mother to cancer. that was not the point. i was just reflecting on experiences i've had and things i've seen happen to people that made me feel like my problem wasn't that serious.

3)please don't ever say that you'd like to have a deadly disease than baldness. (i'll just assume you're kidding. cuz if having alopecia meant i could have my mom back, i'd take it in a heartbeat.

i've watched my neighbor be verbally and at times physically abused because she was mentally disabled. homeless veterans sitting on the street with no legs and no wheelchair. i mean there are a lot worse things that could have happened to me. i'm just thankful.
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Postby sweets07 » Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:55 pm

and please don't think i'm upset...

just kinda read through what i wrote. i just wanted to make sure i'm not misunderstood. i never want to make any group of people/person with challenges offended by what i say. so i always push to be clear about what i'm saying when it comes to sensitive issues.

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Postby austuser » Sun Jul 08, 2007 5:27 pm

i know your not upset. i actually didnt kno u were a woman in which case alopecia is quite a distressing condition.

im just expressing my hatred for male pattern baldness. over on the hairloss forum (yes, i am a member of ANOTHER help forum) a whole bunch of us guys just cry and whine about our fading youth. it really does suck to look like you're forty when you are twenty.

but hay, im thankfull that im not an ugly bastard at least [-o<


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Postby austuser » Sun Jul 08, 2007 5:28 pm

shit, did i just offend ugly people..? ](*,)



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