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Old 09-27-2012, 07:12 PM
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I just found out one of my good friends has prostate cancer. At the risk of sounding very cheesy, he's like a grandfather to me in a lot of ways. My grandpas both died when I was really young, so it's been nice having that kind of figure in my life. His health is not very good otherwise either so it has me very worried.

I'm just... hoping for a good outcome for him. He deserves it.

I guess that's not really a vent though
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:33 PM
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((((((HUGS)))))) Laur.

You've had so much of this kind of sadness to shoulder.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:36 PM
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It's been a rough couple weeks at work. In some ways it's so much better now that I know where we stand and in other ways it's soo much worse and will be bad until the conclusion that I know is coming happens. Black friday is how soon, who gave notice today, what do you mean there's nothing wrong with the schedule? We don't have anyone scheduled in the dept?!

All these things are layered on thickly right now.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:54 PM
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I've been listening to the audio book of The Fellowship of the Ring for the past week whenever I'm in my car, and it's gotten to the point that everytime I read something I hear the British narrator's voice in my head saying the words I'm reading. Though it's annoying it makes for some **** interesting work emails....
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:06 PM
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I can't stop picking the skin off my lips.

It's an anxious habit I used to do A LOT as a child and until I was around 17 but I THOUGHT I had grown out of if after some intense therapy.. I haven't done it for a year!

First I woke up a few nights ago with bloody lips from doing it..and now I'm back to doing it when I'm distracted/stressed.

My therapist says it's part of an OCD issue I have with anxiety and that ever since i was a child I had issues with anxiety and these kinds of things (I was always very obsessive about counting/lip picking/hair pulling/biting inside cheek/pacing/nail biting)

Ugh it just drives me so batty! I do it and do it and do it until my lips are bleeding and keep at it until they are even and I don't even NOTICE I'm doing it half the time

It's so frustrating.
and relaxing.
and annoying.
but it hurts.
but it helps with stress even when I don't know I'm doing it..it's soothing.

My therapist says I need to focus and relax..and that it's my anxiety that comes out into these problems but I just can't seem to stop.

at this point they say since it's been going on so long they are considering putting me on meds but I just can't believe I have allowed this problem to get so bad.

Nearly ALL my signs of OCD I have re-covered from. I overcame an eating disorder, the counting, the germaphobia, the social anxieties.

I am not being put on meds for something as stupid as lip picking! UGH!!

My normal coping mechanism is running/pacing/walking and if I can't move I just PICK PICK PICK and it's so dumb and just UGH WHY?!
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:53 PM
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I can't stop picking the skin off my lips.

It's an anxious habit I used to do A LOT as a child and until I was around 17 but I THOUGHT I had grown out of if after some intense therapy.. I haven't done it for a year!

First I woke up a few nights ago with bloody lips from doing it..and now I'm back to doing it when I'm distracted/stressed.

My therapist says it's part of an OCD issue I have with anxiety and that ever since i was a child I had issues with anxiety and these kinds of things (I was always very obsessive about counting/lip picking/hair pulling/biting inside cheek/pacing/nail biting)

Ugh it just drives me so batty! I do it and do it and do it until my lips are bleeding and keep at it until they are even and I don't even NOTICE I'm doing it half the time

It's so frustrating.
and relaxing.
and annoying.
but it hurts.
but it helps with stress even when I don't know I'm doing it..it's soothing.

My therapist says I need to focus and relax..and that it's my anxiety that comes out into these problems but I just can't seem to stop.

at this point they say since it's been going on so long they are considering putting me on meds but I just can't believe I have allowed this problem to get so bad.

Nearly ALL my signs of OCD I have re-covered from. I overcame an eating disorder, the counting, the germaphobia, the social anxieties.

I am not being put on meds for something as stupid as lip picking! UGH!!

My normal coping mechanism is running/pacing/walking and if I can't move I just PICK PICK PICK and it's so dumb and just UGH WHY?!
I do the same thing only its with random hairs and also my chin and throat. I pick a LOT and its an anxiety related thing here too. I will pick till I bleed and once that scabs over then I pick the scabs.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:33 PM
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((((((HUGS)))))) Laur.

You've had so much of this kind of sadness to shoulder.
Cancer sucks.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:38 PM
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I play with my hair... Like I twist the ends of the strands BG my thumb & index finger... I have been doing it since I can remember & I have true everything to stop
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I play with my hair... Like I twist the ends of the strands BG my thumb & index finger... I have been doing it since I can remember & I have true everything to stop
I do this too!!! My Mom said I've done it since I was little, she even cut my hair short once in an effort to get me to stop....

I try not to, but..... I even pull some out when stressed, not a lot but a few loose strands and roll the strands between my fingers.... It's an awful habit and has to hurt my hair but I can't remember not doing it... I liken it to chewing nails...
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I want to order savannah some leg warmers and I cant find the ones i like in ONE place. UGH.
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